Interviews

Pussy Riot’s plan to reduce Putin to ashes

Nadya Tolokonniva talks about the importance of continuing to protest – but she’s wary of becoming burnt out in the process

27 Jan 2023
Every Ocean Hughes

In the studio with… Every Ocean Hughes

The interdisciplinary artist tries to find a balance between isolation and connection – and once tried to make friends with an imaginary pelican

16 Jan 2023
Anthony Daley studio

In the studio with… Anthony Daley

The Jamaican-British artist has a penchant for picking up other people’s rubbish and falls in love with the collectors who come to see his work

10 Jan 2023
Mike Nelson

‘It’s about a sense of atmosphere’ – an interview with Mike Nelson

As the artist prepares for his show at the Hayward Gallery, he talks about using the remains of today to reimagine the past

3 Jan 2023
Uwe Wittwer studio

In the studio with… Uwe Wittwer

The Swiss artist maintains a strict working schedule to make the most of the daylight hours and keeps the writings of W.G. Sebald and Patti Smith close to hand

20 Dec 2022
Douglas Gordon

In the studio with… Douglas Gordon

The Glaswegian artist works in the dark to a soundtrack of Irish rebel music and keeps a Narwhal penis bone next to his rifle and arctic wolf

8 Dec 2022

Reframing the Fitz – Luke Syson has big plans for the museum’s future

The director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, talks to Apollo about ‘bossy’ objects, slashed funding and the stories collections tell

7 Dec 2022

Can NFTs make a comeback?

Five leading figures in the digital art world offer their insights into how the NFT market will evolve following the crypto crash

30 Nov 2022

Inside track – the artists who really know how to portray their subjects

The curator Andrew Bonacina explains why Gwen John’s obsessive approach to portraiture became the starting point for a group show at Michael Werner gallery in London

22 Nov 2022

In the studio with… Lucia Laguna

The Brazilian artist draws influence from the views of Rio de Janeiro’s suburbs she can see through her studio windows

14 Nov 2022
The artist Vanessa Baird

‘I think I’ll have to keep tearing bodies apart’ – an interview with Vanessa Baird

The Oslo-based artist has never shied away from explicit – or controversial – material, but it’s not just about creating a shocking scene

11 Nov 2022

In the studio with… Hernan Bas

The Miami-based artist isn’t especially keen on visitors, but he has a television and an 18th-century cooling casket to keep him company

8 Nov 2022
Tadesse Mesfin, photographed in his studio in Addis Ababa in February 2022

Tadesse Mesfin’s beaming visions of Ethiopia are pure joy

The pioneer of Ethiopian modernism tells Apollo about his years in the USSR and his depictions of brightly-dressed women at market

3 Nov 2022
Himali Singh Soin

In the studio with… Himali Singh Soin

The Indian artist enjoys company while she’s working and even occasionally posts an open invitation on Instagram, encouraging visitors to drop by

25 Oct 2022
Laura Paulson

‘Rainmaker’ art advisor Laura Paulson on how collecting has changed

Increased wealth, social media and a global art market have affected how people buy art, says the chief operating officer of Gagosian Art Advisory

24 Oct 2022
Joël Andrianomearisoa

In the studio with… Joël Andrianomearisoa

The Malagasy artist is not nearly as minimal as his work might suggest – on an average day, his studio is filled with books, drawings, flowers and the smell of cigarettes

17 Oct 2022

For Lawrence Abu Hamdan, music makes a mockery of borders

The sound artist and ‘private ear’ talks to Apollo about his new film commission in Bristol, set in a library that straddles the US-Canadian border

14 Oct 2022
Soheila Sokhanvari

In the studio with…. Soheila Sokhanvari

The Iranian artist takes time to settle into her space in the mornings and then becomes so immersed in her work that she forgets about lunch completely

10 Oct 2022
The artist Dindga McCannon in her studio.

In the studio with… Dindga McCannon

The Philadelphia-based artist prefers the comforts of working at home, but she’s found the perfect compromise with a studio that has its own washing machine

6 Oct 2022

Is the art market about to tank? What the experts say

Six leading economists and art advisers offer their insights into how the market will be affected by a global recession

29 Sep 2022
Setsuko

In the studio with… Setsuko

The Japanese artist can’t imagine a more serene place than her studio in Paris, in a building she shares with more than 100 Tibetan artisans

26 Sep 2022

In the studio with… Adam Pendleton

The New York-based artist enjoys strolling to his studio at the weekends to work in a quiet, concentrated atmosphere

20 Sep 2022
Teresita Fernández

In the studio with… Teresita Fernández

The New York-based artist cherishes her ongoing conversations with Cecilia Vicuña but is otherwise selective about who visits her sacred studio space

13 Sep 2022

In the studio with… Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme

Conversation is paramount for this artistic duo – though they’ve yet to really talk about the mystery box of records in their New York studio

9 Sep 2022