Manchester Art Gallery

Under That Cloud

An exhibition of jewellery by 18 international artists produced in response to their experience of being stranded together in Mexico City.

Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 19 November 2011–Sunday 15 April 2012


In April 2010, as a result of Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, this group of artists were unable to leave Mexico City. Their enforced stay became an exciting opportunity to make new work inspired by their impressions of the city – the vibrant colours, the traffic chaos, the architecture, the ancient heritage, the music and of course the people.

This show was curated by Jo Bloxham.

View the exhibition catalogue here.

Featured artists

Caroline Broadhead (UK), Ramon Puig Cuyàs (Spain), Gemma Draper (Spain), Jürgen Eickhoff (Germany), Nedda El-Asmar (Belgium), Cristina Filipe (Portugal), Agnieszka Knap (Sweden), Benjamin Lignel (France), Jorge Manilla (Belgium/Mexico), Nanna Melland (Norway), Sarah O’Hana (UK), Jiro Kamata (Japan/Germany), Manon van Kouswijk (Netherlands/Australia), Lucy Sarneel (Netherlands), Karin Seufert (Germany), Janina Stübler (Germany), Tore Svensson (Sweden), and Andrea Wagner (Netherlands).