Aida Wilde is an Iranian born, London based printmaker/visual artist and educator. Wilde’s predominately screen-printed installations and social commentary posters have been featured on city streets around the world and are responsive works on gentrification, education & equality.

 

Aida created site-specific pieces within the period house in what has now been dubbed the Granny Ally and Nanny Loo, whilst adhering to UK social distancing guidance. Repositioning one of the house’s toilets as a ‘pandemic mausoleum’, Wilde presents her signature text works on wallpaper floor lino and paraphernalia including t-shirts and hats, with slogans sharing reactions to the pandemic – some the artist’s own (‘FEAR LESS LESS FEAR’), others sourced through social media outreach (‘99% of us are in this together’). Surrounded by everyday objects which have become totemic of the contemporary climate - toilet roll tubes donated by neighbours, discarded objects from "lock-down” spring cleaning and bottles of bleach sourced locally from the independent manufacturer Zamo – the works are presented alongside hazard tape, demarcating ‘socially distanced’ two metre intervals. In an adjoining store room is her Pandemik Panik Room, which comprises of posters from her neighbourhood community outreach print making workshop, that she held prior to her residency at the house.

 

Click here to watch Aida Wilde prepare for her installation. We created this video in collaboration with Fifth Wall TV, so that you can experience this journey we are on, no matter where in the world you are.