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DATEAGLE ART is a London-based contemporary art platform highlighting emerging and under-represented artists, founded by curatorial duo Martin Mayorga and Vanessa Murrell. Since its inception in 2017, they have interviewed 300+ UK artists, built up an audience of 11,700+ social media followers and have expanded their activities with commissions, exhibitions, educational initiatives and public programming.

By seeking accessibility, diversity and transparency, the content is ad-free and equally-gendered. Renouncing fixed categories, the platform champions a varied range of artists, working in mediums spanning painting, photography, performance, sculpture, everything in-between, and that which is less easily categorized. Embracing a shared space, DATEAGLE ART is shaped by a critical dialogue of innovative ideas. The platform facilitates collaborative perspectives by inviting artists, curators and writers to contribute, many of whom have previously not received such opportunities to share their voice.

DATEAGLE ART will curate the selection of artists and facilitate the writers to produce the text, provide a platform where the writing will be published, and support the promotion and publicity of the projects.

Instagram: @dateagleart

Vanessa Murrell (she/her)
Instagram: @vanessa.dateagle

Martin Mayorga (he/him)
Instagram: @martin.dateagle

Vanessa Murrell and Martin Mayorga experienced curator, educator and writer originating from Spain and based in London. Dedicated to the inclusion of emerging artists and neglected sectors, they co-founded contemporary art platform DATEAGLE ART in 2017. Since its inception, they have interviewed 150+ artists and expanded their activities to include exhibitions, commissions, and educational initiatives. They have curated 9 exhibitions introducing 50+ artists’ works offline, in a variety of domestic, public and white cube settings. Recently, they were the recipients of Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants for ‘Control The Virus Vol 03' (2021) and ‘Dark Air’ (2019). Aside from judging the 'Artpiquers' Painting Award at Artpiq and the 'Cut & Paste' artist residency at Platform Southwark, they have mentored the 'Khazanah National Associate' artists-in-residence at Acme Studios. They have guest lectured at Chelsea College of Art, London College of Communication and Berghs School of Communication. As a panelist, they have participated in Agora, Art Licks Weekend, Artisall, Elephant West, Glass Cloud Gallery, Libreria Bookshop, Mall Galleries, Profile Gallery, and Second Home; hey have worked for ART WORK Magazine as Art Directors, and partnered with leading art and culture organizations such as Dazed, Gatekeeper, Hervisions, OOF Magazine, Phillips Auction, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Somerset House and Tramway.

As writers, they've contributed articles, interviews, and reviews to Coeval, émergent, Flash Art, METAL, Soft Punk, and Something Curated. The books in which their writing have been published include ‘S.P.A.M. Spreads #2’ (2021), a book about food production in the climate emergency by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and ‘50 Women Sculptors’ (2020), a book about contemporary female sculpture by Aurora Metro & Supernova Books.