Exhibitions and Projects

Emily Jacir: Europa

30 September 2015 – 3 January 2016, Galleries 1, 8 & Victor Petitgas Gallery (Gallery 9)

The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first UK survey of artist Emily Jacir this autumn. Bringing together almost two decades of sculpture, film, drawings, large-scale installations and photography, Emily Jacir: Europa focuses on Jacir’s multifaceted relationship to Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean in particular.

Posted in | 01 Jul 2015

Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred

10 October 2015 – 13 March 2016

The work of progressive English organisation The Kibbo Kift Kindred (1920-1932) is presented in an archive display at the Whitechapel Gallery opening 10 October 2015. Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred explores the creative output of the group, whose idealistic ambitions for world peace were rooted in a shared appreciation of nature and handicraft.

Posted in | 15 Jun 2015

Children’s Commission 2015: Rivane Neuenschwander

The Whitechapel Gallery has invited Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967) to make a work of art for the annual Children’s Commission. The new work explores childhood fears ranging from ‘spiders’ and ‘heights’ to ‘talking trees’ and ‘electric ghosts’.

Posted in | 08 Jun 2015

James Richards selects from the V-A-C collection

Turner-Prize nominated artist James Richards has selected Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953) for this fourth and final presentation of works from the V-A-C collection, Moscow, on show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 23 June – 30 August 2015.

Posted in | 27 May 2015


NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery Present Work by 25 Artists in Their Second Major Collaboration

A garden of an archaeological institute in Athens provides the backdrop for works of art that reconnect the human with the animal. Echoing the satyrs, sphinxes and centaurs of Greek statuary, contemporary sculptures, installations and films draw on myth, drama and the animal kingdom to suggest a ‘bioethics’ for the 21st century.

Posted in | 16 Apr 2015

London celebrates leading American filmmaker Jem Cohen with a season of screenings, music and performance

The Whitechapel Gallery, Barbican and Hackney Picturehouse present a major film and music season for the first comprehensive UK retrospective of Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jem Cohen (b. 1962) from 31 March to 28 May 2015.

Posted in | 11 Mar 2015

Artists announced for The London Open 2015 at the Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery announces the artists included in The London Open 2015, the Gallery’s triennial exhibition, which is open to all artists aged 26 or over living and working in London.

Posted in | 02 Mar 2015

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