Exhibitions and Projects

Major exhibition surveys new directions in figurative painting

Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium brings together a new generation of artists who represent the body in radical ways to tell stories and explore vital social concerns.

Posted in | 18 Nov 2019

Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon 2020 in partnership with Swarovski: Francis Alÿs to be honoured on 21 January 2020

The Whitechapel Gallery is pleased to announce that Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Belgium) is the seventh artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award in partnership with Swarovski.

Posted in | 23 Oct 2019

Five shortlisted artists announced for the 8th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2019 – 2021

Five shortlisted artists announced for the 8th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2019 – 2021

Posted in | 15 Oct 2019

London Art Book Fair 2019

Whitechapel Gallery is transformed by over 70 creative and cutting-edge publishers for four days from Thursday 5 September.

Posted in | 30 Aug 2019

Sense Sound/Sound Sense: Fluxus Music, Scores & Records in the Luigi Bonotto Collection

From the snap of biting a carrot to the screech of dismantling a piano, this display explores the interest in music and sound amongst artists of the Fluxus movement.

Posted in | 09 Aug 2019

Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive): Once Heard Before

For this commission, artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White (both b.1977, UK) collaborated with a group of young musicians and Spotlight Youth Centre in East London to produce a call and response that activates past, present and future sounds.

Posted in | 09 Aug 2019

Internationally renowned author Tom McCarthy presents Empty House of the Stare, a new work of fiction and exhibition

Celebrated novelist Tom McCarthy (b. 1969, UK) meditates on surveillance and control, and their malfunction and breakdown, in this free display of photography, sculpture, installation and film by artists including Steve McQueen (b. 1969, UK), Eve Sussman (b. 1961, UK) and Isa Genzken (b. 1948, Germany).

Posted in | 09 Aug 2019

London Art Book Fair 2019

Over four days in September Whitechapel Gallery is transformed by over 80 creative and cutting-edge publishers.

Posted in | 09 Aug 2019

Whitechapel Gallery’s free late night contemporary art festival, Nocturnal Creatures, returns for its second year

New installations, artist performances, music, film and culinary experiences take over London’s East End for late-night festival Nocturnal Creatures

Posted in | 22 May 2019

NEON in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades presents: The Palace at 4 a.m.

This exhibition of contemporary art in Greece is inspired by the collection of the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

Posted in | 17 May 2019

Details of debut Michael Rakowitz survey revealed

Debut survey of internationally renowned Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz (b.1973) comes to Whitechapel

Posted in | 02 May 2019

Helen Cammock, Turner Prize nominee and Winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, premieres new work at Whitechapel Gallery

Interweaving women’s stories of loss and resilience with seventeenth century Baroque music by female composers, a new body of work from the seventh winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women Helen Cammock (b. 1970, UK) premieres at Whitechapel Gallery in June.

Posted in | 01 May 2019

”la Caixa” Collection of Contemporary Art Selected by Maria Fusco

Experimental art writer Maria Fusco (b. 1972) explores an imaginative world between language, silence and space in this display of nine masterworks from Spain’s leading collection of contemporary art.

Posted in | 30 Apr 2019

Thurston Moore and Jarvis Cocker kick off a season of art, poetry and music celebrating Adrian Henri

A season of art, poetry and music celebrating bestselling poet and pioneering performer, artist and musician Adrian Henri (1932 – 2000, UK)

Posted in | 28 Mar 2019

Unveiled: visions of the future transform Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery unveils experiential installations, environments and pavilions, conceived by over 30 world-leading artists and architects working in collaboration.

Posted in | 12 Feb 2019

A celebratory and defiant take on the history of London’s queer spaces

This exhibition casts a celebratory and defiant eye over the history of the city’s queer spaces.

Posted in | 05 Feb 2019

Whitechapel Gallery and the Authors’ Club launch eight new awards celebrating visual arts publishing

Launched today, excellence in the world’s English-language arts publishing scene will be celebrated through eight new awards for books on art, architecture and design.

Posted in | 25 Jan 2019

Whitechapel Gallery launches first in series of new fiction by leading contemporary writers

Whitechapel Gallery Publishing is delighted to present new short fiction text Cabinet d’amateur, an oblique novel by internationally acclaimed author Enrique Vila-Matas

Posted in | 16 Jan 2019

“la Caixa” Collection of Contemporary Art Selected by Enrique Vila-Matas

Internationally acclaimed authors explore Spain’s leading collection of contemporary art in this series of four displays taking place over the course of a year.

Posted in | 15 Jan 2019

Visions of the future transform Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery is transformed by experiential installations, environments and pavilions, conceived by over 30 world-leading artists and architects working in collaboration. Ten new experimental multimedia projects responding to critical issues of today to offer speculative visions of the future are presented in Is This Tomorrow?.

Posted in | 02 Jan 2019

News

Art Icon 2020

Whitechapel Gallery is pleased to announce that Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Belgium) will be the seventh artist to receive the prestigious Art Icon Award in partnership with Swarovski.

Posted in | 09 Aug 2019

Whitechapel Gallery and the Authors’ Club reveal shortlist across six new awards celebrating visual arts publishing

Whitechapel Gallery and the Authors’ Club are delighted to announce an eclectic shortlist that showcases the most exciting concepts, subjects and designs in English-language arts publishing today.

Posted in | 08 Jul 2019

Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon 2019 in partnership with Swarovski

The Whitechapel Gallery is pleased to announce that Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963, UK) is the sixth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award in partnership with Swarovski.

Posted in | 09 Jan 2019

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