Virtual Studio Visit: Rory Pilgrim

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    Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent2019, HD Video (50:00)Courtesy andriesse-eyck galerie.

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    Rory Pilgrim, Sorting The Ones FromThe Noughts2018Pencil, Crayon, Airbrush and Nail Polish on PaperPhoto: Wytske van KeulenCourtesy of Collection AMC 

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    Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent2019, HD Video (50:00)Courtesy andriesse-eyck galerie.

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    Rory Pilgrim. Photo: Janneke van der Puttenz.

Past Event

This event was on Wed 26 May, 5 – 6:30pm

Access Information

Join a virtual studio visit with artist Rory Pilgrim (b. 1988, UK) hosted by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, Duchamp & Sons.  

Rory works in a wide range of media including film, sound, song writing, drawings and live performance. Centred on emancipatory concerns, they challenge the nature of how we come together, speak, listen and strive for social change through sharing and voicing personal experience.   

Strongly influenced by the origins of activist, feminist and socially engaged art, Rory works with others through dialogue, collaboration and workshops. In an age of increasing technological interaction, their work creates connections between activism, spirituality, music and how we form community 

This event will involve:

  • A conversation with Rory on their practice, processes and influences. 
  • A drawing activity exploring the sketchbook as a studio space. Bring along a sketchbook or notebook to draw in.
  • An opportunity to ask questions.


This event is free but booking is required.  It will take place on Zoom; attendees will be sent joining instructions ahead of the event. 

Please read our Participation Guidelines before booking. By registering, we expect all attendees to follow the behaviours and guidance set out in the document.

Virtual Studio Visits is a programme curated by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, Duchamp & Sons, inviting artists across the globe to share their creative workspaces and practices. Each visit is framed around a specific theme devised by the group including community, sustainability and the environment, music, wellbeing, identity, and representation. See upcoming visits here

If you have questions about this event, please contact us at 

About Rory Pilgrim

Solo Shows include: Between Bridges, Berlin (2019) Andriesse-Eyck Gallery, Amsterdam NL (2018), South London Gallery (2018), Rowing, London (2017), Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth (2017), Flat Time House, London (2016), Site Gallery, Sheffield (2016) and sic! Raum für Kunst, Luzern CH (2014). In 2019, Pilgrim was the winner of the Prix de Rome. 

About Duchamp & Sons

Duchamp & Sons is Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective. They meet regularly to explore art, curate exhibitions, film, music and performance events at Whitechapel Gallery. Their choice of name combines a reference to the artist Marcel Duchamp and to a shop on Whitechapel High Street, Albert & Son.

Find out more about Duchamp & Sons here.