Exhibitions and Projects

Theaster Gates delivers conceptual sermons on the meaning and significance of clay in expansive new survey

Whitechapel Gallery is pleased to present Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon, a major solo exhibition by Theaster Gates (b. 1973, Chicago). The exhibition initiates the artist's year-long, multi-venue investigation into the material and spiritual significance of clay in craft, labour, community building, religion, colonialism and global trade.

Posted in | 27 Sep 2021

Simone Fattal presents a sculptural environment for a major new commission

For her first solo presentation in the UK, internationally acclaimed artist Simone Fattal (b. 1942, Syria) leads visitors on a journey of transformation in a major new sculptural commission.

Posted in | 19 Aug 2021

An artist night train travels from Norway to Whitechapel Gallery this autumn

The dreams, nightmares and twilight landscapes of 35 international artists are brought together in This is the Night Mail, an artist-curated display by Ida Ekblad (b. 1980, Norway). Drawing from the personal collections of Christen Sveaas and that of the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation, the exhibition creates a densely-packed mise-en-scène featuring painting, photography, sculpture and drawings.

Posted in | 05 Aug 2021

Whitechapel Gallery visitors are invited to participate in an interactive installation by world famous artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono

This autumn, Whitechapel Gallery visitors are invited to participate in an interactive installation by world famous artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono (b.1933, Japan).

Posted in | 05 Aug 2021

London galleries collaborate with artist Theaster Gates on a multi-venue presentation dedicated to clay

Whitechapel Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and Serpentine are delighted to jointly announce a multi-venue presentation dedicated to artist Theaster Gates’s (b.1973, USA) clay practice for 2021-22. The programme features a major solo exhibition of the artist’s clay-based work, collection displays and new commissions.

Posted in | 28 Jun 2021

Enjoy culture safely this summer with 16 artists across 12 East London sites for a free, one-night-only contemporary arts festival

Enjoy culture safely this summer with 16 artists across 12 East London sites for a free, one-night-only contemporary arts festival.

Posted in | 24 Jun 2021

46 artists announced for The London Open 2022

Whitechapel Gallery is delighted to announce that 46 artists have been selected for The London Open 2022, bringing together a vibrant and diverse array of contemporary art being made in the capital today.

Posted in | 08 Jun 2021

Artist Emma Talbot travels to Italy for residency organised by the Collezione Maramotti

Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti are delighted to announce that Emma Talbot (b. 1969, UK), winner of the 8th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women (2019-2022), will travel to Italy in June 2021 to begin her six-month residency organised by the Collezione Maramotti.  

Posted in | 01 Jun 2021

Two artist films reveal the dreams, concerns and activism of young Londoners

A Glittering City presents two films by London based artist Ayo Akingbade (b.1994, UK); a new Whitechapel Gallery commission, Fire in My Belly (2021), and Dear Babylon (2019). In both, Akingbade forges conversations on urbanism, gentrification, power and resilience, her work sharing hopeful dreams for the future as much as they are pragmatic calls to action.

Posted in | 23 Mar 2021

Eleven Surrealist women artists take centre stage for the first time since 1936

Whitechapel Gallery’s new archive exhibition, Phantoms of Surrealism, brings together artworks, photographic scrapbooks, press cuttings and original correspondence from the London International Surrealist Exhibition (1936), including a new scale model. Coinciding with Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, the show reveals the pivotal role of women as artists, behind-the-scenes organisers, editors and animators of the Surrealist movement in Britain.

Posted in | 23 Mar 2021

Whitechapel Gallery announces major Eileen Agar survey for May 2021

Whitechapel Gallery is pleased to announce Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, a major retrospective of the work of Eileen Agar (1899-1991). The exhibition is the largest exhibition of Agar’s work to date and celebrates the crucial role that Agar played within the development of European twentieth century culture. It features over 100 paintings, collages, photographs, assemblages and archive material, much of which has been rarely exhibited.

Posted in | 23 Mar 2021

Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon 2021: Yinka Shonibare CBE RA to be honoured on 22 March 2021

Whitechapel Gallery is pleased to announce that Yinka Shonibare CBE RA (b. 1962, UK) is the eighth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award, generously supported by the Swarovski Foundation.

Posted in | 12 Feb 2021

News

The Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship at Whitechapel Gallery

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship at Whitechapel Gallery, London. Zoe Diao, a Chinese scholar and curator currently based in New York, has been awarded the six-month Fellowship, which begins on 20 September 2021.

Posted in | 02 Aug 2021

Whitechapel Gallery to receive £206,332 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Whitechapel Gallery in London has received a grant of £206,332 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.

Posted in | 13 Apr 2021

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