cob award

  • The Cob Award is designed to offer early-mid-career artists of any age and nationality an opportunity to develop their artistic practice and realise ambitious projects within our contemporary London art gallery. 
    Award winners receive £8,000 to produce a new body of work, access to a bespoke on-site studio space, eight-weeks of professional development through curated studio visits with Cob's extensive network and a final presentation of their work within the gallery. 
    Each residency cycle runs for eight-weeks and consist of one artist selected by an esteemed judging panel.
    Award Details 
    • Award winners will receive £8,000 to facilitate the production of a new body of work and cover additional expenses incurred with participating in the residency (this includes travel and accommodation - where needed)
    • 500 sq.ft bespoke on-site studio space in the heart of the gallery. 
    • Eight-weeks' worth of professional development, including mentorship with the gallery team. 
    • Studio visits from a selection of high-profile art world professionals, including curators, writers, collectors alike. 
    • Industry advice and seminars with public art figures, including established artist, writers and institutions. 
    • An opportunity to connect with the wider artistic community, through artist-led studio crits. 
    • Professional documentation of the work for future use by the artists. 
    • Final presentation within the gallery at the end of the residency, running three-weeks with an opening event. 
    • Support with writing, artists statements and online presence. 
    • Outreach to press - promotion on website and social media platforms. 
    • Subject to discussion - works made during the residency will be consigned through Cob Gallery - terms to be agreed upon selection. 
  • forthcoming

  • peter spanjer, SWIM, 2024

    peter spanjer

    SWIM, 2024

    Residency 03


    31 May - 22 June

  • 2024 Cob Award Winners


    Peter Spanjer

    Cycle I: 03 April - 25 May 2024 
    Private View: 30 May 2024 
    Exhibition: 31 May - 22 June 2024       

    Peter Spanjer is a Nigerian filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist, currently living and working in London. Using immersive and mixed media that combine experimental filmmaking, sound and text, Peter’s practice is an intersection that weaves together ideas surrounding identity, sensuality, and reimagining the way we view the black body.


    Peter Spanjer (b.1994 Bremen, Germany) lives and works in London, UK. He graduated from his Master in Contemporary Art Practice: Moving Image at the Royal College of Arts in 2020. Recent solo exhibitions include; Flood of Memory,  Shoreditch Arts Club, London, UK (2023); What Do You Desire, inter.pblc gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021); In Order for it to Change, Screw Gallery, Leeds, UK (2021); The Tingle That You Feel On Your Tongue, Peter Spanjer, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, UK (2020). Group exhibtions include; Diaspora Now - Reference Point Lates, 180 Strand, London, UK (2023); A-Z - The Voice of a Tempest Act III, Somerset House Studios, London, UK (2023); Testament, Goldsmiths CCA, London, UK (2022); London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2022); Regroundings, Goldsmiths CCA (Online), London, UK (2021); 20:20, CIRCA, Piccadilly Lights, London, UK (2020); Tomorrow: London, White Cube (Online), London, UK (2020); among others.


    Nereida Patricia

    Cycle II: 02 July - 31 August 2024                                                    
    Private View: 05 September 2024 
    Exhibition: 06 September - 25 September 202

    Nereida Patricia is a visual artist and poet based in Brooklyn, New York. Patricia’s practice spans sculpture, painting, and performance. Her work draws from Peruvian and Caribbean symbolism, as well as autobiographical fragments, to explore gender, race and sexual politics. She is most well-known for her highly detailed glass beaded relief sculptures, which are collaged with concrete and glass dust to create multilayered images in bas-relief that chronicle transformation and power relations of the human and collective body. 


    Nereida Patricia (b. 1996, New York) lives and works in New York, USA. She studied at The New School and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Recent solo exhibitions include; KISS THE FLOOR, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH (2023); TRAP DOOR, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, IL (2023); Agony in the Tropics, DUPLEX, New York, NY (2022); Examination Room, Yew Nork Gallery, Chicago, IL (2022); Sea Queen, Bubbles Gallery, Chicago IL (2021). Group and duo exhibitions include; Cálido, Black Brick Project, Brooklyn, NY(2023); I’ve Gone To Look For America, Murmurs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2023); Gifted Wings (two-person show), Jude Gallery, Chicago, IL (2023); Boil Toil and Trouble, Art in Common, Miami, FL(2022); I Sing the Body Electric, Dune Alpine, East Hamptons, NY(2022); Group Chat, Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago, IL(2021); Disease was my life coach, LUBOV Gallery, New York, NY(2021); The Long Dream, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL(2020) among others.                             

    2024 Judging Panel

    Lewis Dalton Gilbert, Independent curator and the creative director at A Vibe Called Tech

    Natasha Hoare, Senior Curator at Goldsmiths Center for Contemporary Art

    Gemma Rolls-Bentley, Curator 

    Jonny Tanna, Director of Harlesden High Street 

  • past

  • j d rooney, formed in water, 2023

    j d rooney

    formed in water, 2023

    Residency 02


    2023 Judging Panel:

    Josef O'Connor, Founder & Artistic Director at CIRCA

    Francesca Gavin, Curator, Writer & Editor-in-chief of Epoch Review

    Hanna Girma, Senior Editor & Curator of Editorial Projects at Serpentine Galleries

    Elizabeth Neilson, Curator 

  • dominic watson, God Bless Strawberry Jam, 2023

    dominic watson

    God Bless Strawberry Jam, 2023

    Residency 01


    2023 Judging Panel:

    Josef O'Connor, Founder & Artistic Director at CIRCA

    Francesca Gavin, Curator, Writer & Editor-in-chief of Epoch Review

    Hanna Girma, Senior Editor & Curator of Editorial Projects at Serpentine Galleries

    Elizabeth Neilson, Curator