Exhibitions and Projects

Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966)

In January 2016 the Whitechapel Gallery presents Electronic Superhighway, a landmark exhibition that brings together over 100 artworks to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.

Posted in | 10 Nov 2015

Music for Museums

A season of experimental film and performance running 17 September 2015 – 29 November 2015 at the Whitechapel Gallery. Live music performances, on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, feature works by ground-breaking avant-garde composers and artists from the Fluxus and Minimalist generation to contemporary compositions and improvisations by electronic and experimental artists and musicians.

Posted in | 23 Sep 2015

The London Art Book Fair 2015

The London Art Book Fair, the UK’s largest event dedicated to international contemporary art publishing which attracted over 10,500 visitors in 2014, returns to the Whitechapel Gallery this September.

Posted in | 24 Aug 2015

Barjeel Art Foundation Collection

The Whitechapel Gallery presents the largest single, historical presentation of Arab art in the UK this autumn.

Continuing the Whitechapel Gallery's programme opening up rarely seen art collections for everyone, a series of four chronological displays launching this September highlights works from the Barjeel Art Foundation’s rich collection. Artists from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and elsewhere in the region tell the story of Arab art from the modern to the contemporary period.

Posted in | 23 Jul 2015


Joan Jonas to be honoured as Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon

American artist Joan Jonas (b. 1936) is announced today as the third artist to be awarded the Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon. The Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon honours the lifetime achievements of one of our greatest artists. The award will be presented to Joan Jonas at a special gala dinner hosted by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE on 25 February 2016

Posted in | 19 Oct 2015

Seven of London’s leading not-for-profit galleries join forces at Frieze London 2015

Allied Editions, a unique artist’s editions collective featuring Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire, Serpentine Galleries and Whitechapel Gallery, returns to Frieze London from 14-17 October 2015

Posted in | 17 Sep 2015

Five female artists unveiled as shortlist for Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery, Collezione Maramotti and Max Mara revealed the names of the five artists shortlisted for the sixth Max Mara Art Prize for Women at a special event at the historical headquarters of Max Mara in Reggio Emilia, Italy on 4 October 2015. The shortlisted artists are Ruth Ewan, Ana Genovés, Emma Hart, Tania Kovats and Phoebe Unwin.

Posted in | 05 Sep 2015

Whitechapel Gallery announces 2016 exhibitions programme

The Whitechapel Gallery announces exhibitions, displays, commissions and events for 2016.

Posted in | 23 Jul 2015

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