Gallery S O was founded in 2003 by Felix Flury in Solothurn, Switzerland, and six years later the gallery opened a second space in Brick Lane, London. The gallery's main focus is exploring the potentialities of the contemporary object and the interplay of function, form and concept. Gallery S O aims to provide a space for an open and fruitful dialogue between different artistic disciplines. Alongside representing internationally renewed jewellery and metalwork artists, Gallery S O organizes temporary art and design exhibitions in its unique project space and publishes monographs, catalogues and books.
The work of our artists is represented in institutions such as the V&A Museum, London; The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke Museum, UK; Craft Council, UK; Brighton museum and Art Gallery; Manchester Art Gallery; The Swiss Federal Art Collection, Bern; MUDAC, Lausanne; Museum of Modern Art, Munich; The Grassi Museum, Leipzig; Stedelijk Museum s'Hertogenbosch; The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Rotasa Trust Collection, CA, US; MAD, New York.
Felix Flury (b. 1959, CH) worked as a gold- and silversmith, graduated in Metalwork and Jewelry from the Royal College of Art in London and was senior lecturer at the Haute Ecole d’arts appliqués HEAA in Geneva, from 1993 until 2003. Flury was the recipient of the Swiss Applied Arts Prize in 1993-1995. He founded Gallery S O in Solothurn in 2003 and six years later opened a second space in London.
Valentina Bin (b. 1989, IT) studied Art History in Venice and graduated with an MA in Museum Studies at UCL (distinction). During the last five years she has collaborated with organisations like The Art Newspaper, Parasol Unit, Bold Tendencies, Waterside Contemporary, IBID gallery, the Venice Biennale and has been working closely with internationally renown artists like Daniel Silver and Troika. She recently co-curated with Simina Neagu the screening of John Smith's "Slow Glass" at the Vitraria Museum in Venice, "Unstill Objects & Lost Materials", "East Ends: an Evening of Artists' Videos" and "Philomene Hoel: Keep It Longer" at Gallery S O. Her writing has been published on Artreview.com, Current Obsessions and the Museum and Curating Studies Review.