About

ITS KIND OF HARD TO EXPLAIN (IKO)

is an artist and curatorial collective based in London that has been operating since 2017. They collaborate with and commission early career artists and writers in the UK on curated group exhibitions, online projects and printed media content. Interested in viewership and challenging how artworks and exhibitions can be engaged with, they fabricate specific framing devices (literal and conceptual) to house the artworks within a single entity.

Their projects reject the showroom model of presenting pre-made artwork in white rooms and work closely with project participants to collaborate and build projects in line with a collective goal.

In addition to their projects, IKO ask early career writers to create a ‘Deep Dive’ in response to their physical exhibitions. ‘Deep Dive’ is a text focused on creative ways of understanding and unraveling the ideas in IKO projects and extends beyond the press release or review.

IKO is run by:

Corey Bartle-Sanderson
Steven Gee


contact@itskindof.com / @itskindofhardtoexplain

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