A regular group that comes together to collaborate with artists, curators and practitioners from other fields. They have curated exhibitions and events in the Gallery, made films and even staged live performances on Whitechapel High Street.
The youth collective was formerly known as the Young Curators. In 2010 they worked with artist Lady Lucy to explore ideas around naming and identity, resulting in a new group name – Duchamp & Sons. Their choice of name combines a reference to artist Marcel Duchamp and to a shop on Whitechapel High Street, Albert & Son.
Get in touch to join Duchamp & Sons. We hold Taster Evenings for interested young people. No previous art experience is necessary and all are welcome.
Come along to special events online or at the Gallery led by Duchamp & Sons.
Watch our film to hear from members of Duchamp & Sons and our Curator: Youth Programmes Renee Odjidja, on the occasion of the 2020 and 2018 Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon Gala.
Duchamp & Sons invite artists across the globe to open the doors to their creative workspaces and share their practices.
Artist Ayo Akingbade discusses her new film Fire In My Belly with Duchamp & Sons, Curator Renee Odjidja and the Co-Founder/Director of Migrant’s Bureau Alisha Morenike Fisher.
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.
What role might art play when our freedom is interrupted? Hear Duchamp & Sons discuss their process in curating an exhibition virtually and the ways in which lockdown has affected experiences of art and culture.
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.
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.
A performance investigating how language can be abstracted through layering, repetition and reordering.
Exploring archiving in the 21st century through mapping and colour.
How much do you share? How much have you seen? How much do you say? How much have you heard? A live radio show on surveillance, privacy, communication and control.
The group questioned ideas of surveillance, privacy and communication linking to the Electronic Superhighway exhibition.
An interview with pioneering American artist Joan Jonas, on the occasion of the Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon Award 2016.
A collaboration with artist, fishmonger and curator Sam Curtis exploring participation, manipulation, negotiation, co-operation and exchange.
An interactive workshop inspired by chance, luck and fortune in collaboration with artist Ruth Proctor.
Over six weeks the group explored themes of chance, probability, luck and fortune in Proctor’s practice.
A tour led by Duchamp & Sons sharing their personal responses to the artist’s work.
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.
Duchamp and Sons were invited to create films in dialogue with the Josiah McElheny exhibition.
In the summer of 2010 the group worked with artist Lady Lucy to create a new name.
A project with artist Paul Crook investigating how the legacy of this group might be represented.