We’re pleased to announce the 46 artists selected for The London Open 2022, on display at Whitechapel Gallery in summer 2022.
This triennial exhibition showcases the vibrancy and diversity of the capital’s art scene.
The artists were selected from over 2,600 entries by a panel of experts including collector Maria Bukhtoyarova, artist Shezad Dawood, curator and art historian Christine Eyene, gallerist Stephan Tanbin Sastrawidjaja, with Whitechapel curators Emily Butler, Inês Costa and Wells Fray-Smith.
The exhibition features works made since 2018 in all media including painting, sculpture, print, photography, film, sound, digital media, performance and installation.
Work credits in order from left to right: Chloe Abrahams, And then it got a bit weird (still), 2021, three-channel video installation; Baff Akoto, LEAVE THE EDGES (still), 2020, single-channel video © Recurring Dreams; Nicole Bachmann, a circle whispering dot, 2019, performance with Sonya Cullingford, Patricia Langa and Legion Seven at Mimosa House, London © Nicole Bachmann. Courtesy of the artist and VITRINE London/Basel; Jordan Baseman, A Different Kind of Different (Production Still 11a), 2020. Courtesy the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London; Helen Benigson, Jude (still), 2020, HD video; Marija Bozinovska Jones, Beginningless Mind (still), 2020, video © Marija Bozinovska Jones; Henry/Bragg, Two Little Boys, 2019, photograph from the series Absence of Evidence, in collaboration with An Untold Story – Voices; Hazel Brill, Shonisaurus Popularis, 2018, mixed media video installation. Installation view at Turf projects, London, 2018; Gareth Cadwallader, Shave, 2020, oil on canvas; Rory Cahill & George Mackness, PLAZA (still), 2020, video; Ami Clarke, Lag Lag Lag, 8 screen video/live data analysis in The Underlying, commissioned by arebyte gallery, 2019; William Cobbing, Will.je.suis (still), 2020; Sonya Dyer, Andromeda Mission: Anarcha Prototype II, 2019, Fibreglass, polyurethane foam, PVC foam board, MDF, mild steel, aluminium, Black 2.0 acrylic paint. Photo: Jules Lister; Eva Fàbregas, Polyphilia, 2020-ongoing, acrylic gouache on sugar paper; Jason File, Wish You Were Here, 2018, Postcards in functioning postcard stands. Photo: Cary Whittier; Beth Fox, The Funniest Thing (still), 2019, video. © Beth Fox; Ian Giles, After BUTT, 2018, Digital Film Projection and Mattresses, Installation view, commissioned by Chelsea Space, funded by Arts Council England and Hospitalfield. Photo: Rob Harris, Courtesy the artist; Patrick Goddard, Catacomb of Bones (detail), 2019, Cyanotype on wood with chewing gums; Sunil Gupta, 5 December 2020, from the series New Street Pictures, 2020, photography. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery © Sunil Gupta. All Rights Reserved, DACS 202; Eloise Hawser, A Divided Kingdom: Tues 13:10:2020, 2020,(The Sun, front pages of the pandemic) found lithographic plates © Eloise Hawser; Sandi Hudson-Francis, In a Landscape (still), 2019, film; Asuf Ishaq, Mother (still), 2020, HD Film; Juliana Kasumu, What Does the Water Taste Like? (still), 2020, mixed-media installation © Juliana Kasumu; Marianne Keating, A Beautiful Dream, Installation View, The Moon Is Right Over My Head, Black Tower Projects, London 2020. Photo © Black Tower Projects, London; Seema Khalique, Guardian, from the project Ma (Mother), 2020, photography © Seema Khalique; Dawoon Kim, Practice (Mirrored) I, 2019, c-type print; Julianknxx, Untitled (In Praise Of Still Boys), 2020, photographic print. Courtesy of the artist © Studioknxx; Paula Morison, Time Well Spent, 2019. Photo: Jeff Lam; Inês Neto dos Santos, Placing what surrounds us into the inside of us, performative meal at Expedition Empathy, Walk & Talk Azores, 2019. Photo: Sara Pinheiro; Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, What My Eyes Behold is Simultaneous, 2019, installation view at SITE Galleries, Chicago. Courtesy: the artist and SITE Galleries, Chicago. Photo: Jacobo Zambrano Rangel; Gerard Ortín Castellví, Agrilogística (still), 2021, Installation; Janette Parris, Catching Up (still), 2020, digital drawing animation © Janette Parris; Will Pham, Little Vietnam, 2019, super 8 transfer to digital, Installation view at Turf Projects. Photo: Tim Bowditch; Madeleine Pledge, Stretch, Installation view, Flatland Projects, Hastings, 2019. Photo: Edward Bishop; Candida Powell-Williams, Lessness still Quorum, performance documentation, 2018. Photo: Rob Harris; Hussina Raja, Tareq, photograph, 80s’ to Lately exhibition, 2018; Alicia Reyes McNamara, Eye to eye, 2020, pastel and colored pencil on paper; Maria Roy Deulofeu, Hollow Earth, Fired Ceramic Vases, 2020, sculpture; Mohammed Sami, Family Gathering I, 2021, Acrylic on linen. Courtesy the artist; Peter Spanjer, Make Me Safe (still), 2020, HD Video; Anna Chrystal Stephens, Utility Cloak, 2019, repurposed tents, found and handmade camping materials and tools; Milly Thompson, Deep Vogueing, 2020, acrylic, gouache and ink on canvas; Michelle Williams Gamaker, The Bang Straws, 2021, super 16mm Film transferred to digital; Ben Yau, The Spectre if A world Which Could Be Free (II), 2019, photocopy paper, newsprint, semi-gloss photo paper, acetate; Abbas Zahedi, Rose & STEMM, 2019. Performance documentation of An Alternative Map of the Universe at Guest Projects, 2019. Photo: Kat Perlak; Rafał Zajko, Lazarus II, III, IV (detail), 2020, valchromat, glazed ceramics, lights, acrylic domes, bolts, acrylic tube, dyed wheat, barley, flour. Photo: Corey Bartle-Sanderson