Idil Sukan’s hotly anticipated debut exhibition, This Comedian is a retrospective of her creative work in production, design and photography in the comedy industry. It is an exceptional collection from the last decade which has seen Idil emerge as one of the UK’s most exciting emerging photographic talents and one of the most prolific creatives working in the comedy industry.
Some 200 of Idil’s portraits and photographs of live performance will be exhibited including: much-loved comedians Eddie Izzard, Clive Anderson and Paul Merton (whose newly-released autobiography Only When I Laugh has as its front cover Idil’s most recent portrait of him); as well as performers who appear in comedy sitcoms and films, such as Patrick Stewart and Michael Gambon; and recent breakthrough artists such as Bridget Christie, Daniel Rigby, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster.
The exhibition will also include never-before-seen-images from around the comedy world and Idil’s famous photographs of The Muppets.
Idil Sukan: This Comedian
Embassy Tea Gallery, 195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN
Friday 20th February – Monday 2nd March 2015
Alongside the exhibition, there will be free workshops for new photographers and visual artists, building on the successful masterclasses Idil developed for Soho House and IdeasTap; subjects include photographing actors and comedians, visual marketing for comedy, improvisation for photographers, and feminism in photography.
There will also be a live comedy night in the gallery space itself (26th February, 7.30pm). Details will be posted on thiscomedian.com.