Projects is a series of curated presentations that complement the fair. Each Project focuses on artists from new art scenes, giving them a platform to do a curated presentation in London that is almost always their debut UK solo show.
The Projects in 2016 presents work by Iraqi-born, Qatari-based artist, Mahmoud Obaidi. Alongside his own project, Mahmoud Obaidi has also curated a presentation of emerging artists who have recently taken part in the Artist in Residence Programme at the Fire Station in Doha, Qatar, titled 'Identity, Construction & Deconstruction'. Sumakshi Singh makes her debut UK presentation with an immersive installation titled 'In the Garden'.
'Future Island' is a presentation curated by Mehta Bell Projects focusing on contemporary Taiwanese art and the final START Project is a presentation by the 2015 Winner of the Ciclitira Prize at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts.
START Projects lead the way in the curatorial thinking around START, linking the fair to Parallel Contemporary Art's background in exhibition-making, artist prizes and books on emerging art scenes