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Artist's Spaces: Voices from the Factory

  • 16 November 2022, 5-6pm
  • Zoom
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A panel of artists and curators reflected on the legacy of perhaps the most famous of artists’ studios, Andy Warhol’s Factory, and examined its influence on contemporary artistic practice and culture.

The event featured extracts from a series of audio interviews with a selection of those who experienced the Factory first hand, from the archive of Professor Jean Wainwright, who will chair the conversation.

About the speakers


Eric Shiner was most recently the executive director of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. He was formerly artistic director of White Cube, New York and senior vice president of contemporary art at Sotheby’s. Prior to this, Shiner was the director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh from 2010 to 2016, and was the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Warhol from 2008 to 2010.A leading scholar on Andy Warhol and Asian contemporary art, Shiner lived and worked in Japan for a total of six years and was assistant curator on the inaugural Yokohama Triennale in 2001.Shiner has curated dozens of contemporary art exhibitions in cities around the globe and was the team leader on The Warhol Museum’s major Warhol retrospective that travelled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo between 2012 and 2014. Notable exhibitions include Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei in 2015/16, Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After in 2012, Armory Focus: USA at the Armory Show in 2013 and Armory Platform in 2017.

He is on the board of Visual AIDS, a NYC-based nonprofit promoting the artistic legacy of those artists lost to and living with AIDS, and The Romare Bearden Foundation. He lives in Lansing, Michigan and upstate New York with his partner, Dr. Ishaan Kumar, and their long-haired dachshund, Juno.

Created mid 2000s by an anonymous London artist, Pandemonia is a multi-media conceptual art project centred around a female motif constructed from symbols and archetypes. Pandemonia is a vessel for the artist to travel through society, and pass through the media eye into the intersubjective world of myth and brand. Through public interventions, Pandemonia is absorbed by the media complex, appearing in print magazines, film, social media and major product advertisements, all to reach and affect-effect public consciousness. In addition, using her celebrity life as a narrative, the London artist inhabits Pandemonia to create a wide range of Art and a product that reflects and comments on 21st-century life.

Chiara Clemente grew up between Italy, India, and New York. Her love of capturing people can be traced back to a childhood spent in her father’s studio, watching him paint portrait after portrait. Her love of storytelling was passed down to her from her paternal grandfather, whose bedtime stories first inspired her to create her own narratives. At the age of twelve, she asked for a video camera, started filming everything around her, and realized she wanted to tell stories in a visual way.

Chiara’s career has spanned more then a decade as a director and producer in the realm of documentary, short films, series, branded content, and commercials. She has gained a reputation for depicting intimate and revealing moments with people of many backgrounds - from artists, actors, chefs, and designers to millennials making a mark in the world. Thus far, she has interviewed almost two hundred people, and her passion for “the conversation” has become integral to her filmmaking style.


Jean Wainwright is an art historian, critic, curator and leading Warhol scholar based in London. As a writer and academic, she has been published extensively in the contemporary arts field. Jean has also amassed an incredible extensive archive of artist interviews, a selection of which are housed within the TATE audio archive.