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Nicholas Osborne

MA work

Open House

Are memories collectable? How can we collect an artist residency? 

In a unique collision of past and present, artist residents from the last 10 years at Delfina Foundation are reflecting on their experiences in the house, and invite you to explore their personal and creative memories through a two-day live programme and exhibition, Open House.  Featuring a series of commissioned artworks encompassing the digital, performative, gastronomical and sculptural, Open House fosters new lines of creative enquiry into the role of residency programmes in the UK, as well as the intersections between public and private in contemporary art today.


Open House is a partnership between Delfina Foundation and six curators from the Curating Contemporary Art MA Programme at the Royal College of Art, part of Graduate Projects 2017.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2017

  • Nicholas Osborne is an artist-curator who focuses on the fluidity of ideas and questions how local and global narratives are articulated in contemporary art. His ongoing research speculates the implantation of archaic solar system models as a means to represent curatorial discourse, imbued with a subjective and innately flawed analysis. While his artistic practice explores the contemporary desire to self-exhibit online and the potential for this to be lost. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, 2015
  • Experience

  • NEON Curatorial Exchange, Whitechapel Gallery & NEON, London-Athens, 2017