Duchamp & Sons is a collective of young people from across East London who meet regularly at the gallery and collaborate on creative projects with artists. They experiment with art, share space for food and conversation, and create exhibitions, events, and new artworks as a collective.
Founded in 2010, the name Duchamp & Sons was chosen by the group as part of one of their first ever projects.
Duchamp & Sons is made up of about 20 members, and each year we welcome new members into the group. Interested in taking part? Check out our Taster Evenings for more information. No previous art experience necessary.
Check out some of our previous projects below.
Whitechapel Gallery’s Youth Collective, collaborated with Kneed, Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie Rousham, to imagine the future of ‘the library’.
An exhibition made in collaboration with Duchamp & Sons and alumn Gaby Sahhar to explore ideas around public space.
A one day Duchamp & Sons takeover inviting audiences to see the studio through the eyes and ears of young artists. Developed in collaboration with artist Shepherd Manyika.
An exploration between Duchamp & Sons and bare minimum collective of what a Duchamp & Sons archive could and should look like.
Duchamp & Sons invite artists across the globe to open the doors to their creative workspaces and share their practices.
How do you come to feel part of a community? Duchamp & Sons collaborated with artist Ayo Akingbade to investigate ideas of place and belonging leading to the making of a new film.
Considering the ways in which lockdown has affected experiences of art and culture, Duchamp & Sons presents a virtually curated display featuring artworks drawn from the Hiscox Collection.
Weaving experimental beats, sounds, lyrics, and spoken word the group worked with artist and musician Rosie Ridgway to create a new music album.
Workshops, performances, tours and pop-up displays exploring fresh visions of the future. Developed in partnership with Community Music and Siobhan Davies Dance.
An installation combining fact and fiction to re-imagine a new history for the Gallery’s former café. In collaboration with artist duo Wright & Vandame.
The group investigate the strange allegiance between mind and body leading to the creation of two films and an exhibition with Seth Pimlott.
The youth forum express their collective voice and explore their shared identity with gallery staff and artist Ruth Beale.
An enlightening afternoon of screenings, performances and discussions on the theme of ‘Freedom/Control’. With artist Chiara Ambrosio.
From animation to composition, costume to choreography Duchamp & Sons explored a cross- disciplinary approach to making.
Exploring archiving in the 21st century through mapping and colour.
The group questioned ideas of surveillance, privacy and communication linking to the Electronic Superhighway exhibition.
A collaboration with artist, fishmonger and curator Sam Curtis exploring participation, manipulation, negotiation, co-operation and exchange.
Over six weeks the group explored themes of chance, probability, luck and fortune in Proctor’s practice.
For this exhibition, Duchamp & Sons create new works in response to the Gallery space.
Performance artist Jenny Moore collaborated with the group over six weeks to create a new piece of art.