Toby Webster & Andrew Hamilton

Founders of the Modern Institute gallery and Glaswegian networkers

It’s been a steady 12 months for the two Modern Institute directors, with shows at their two Glasgow spaces including solo presentations by Simon Starling, Cathy Wilkes, Monika Sosnowska and Nicholas Party (Party also had his LA debut show at the Hammer). At the end of 2015 the gallery hosted Kiti Ka’aeté, the second part of its exchange with Brazilian gallery Mendes Wood DM, which featured artists from Brazil, Mexico and Spain. Artists with new books and editions from the gallery’s publishing arm include Shio Kusaka, Ann Collier and Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan. The consistent standard of the gallery’s artists and shows, along with its international outlook and networks, continue to be its strength. This approach comes to the fore during the Glasgow International festival, which took place this past April and of which the gallery is a patron and supporter.