Lydia Ourahmane, Production still (2018). Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist.

Paul Maheke, Production still (2018). Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London.Courtesy of the artist.

Banu Cennetoğlu, List of 16.264, Documentation as of 13.06.2012 by UNITED for Intercultural Action, 150 posters, in Turkish, in collaboration with Measure- Europe’n and Salt, Istanbul (2012). Courtesy the artist and Rodeo, London.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Saydnaya (the missing 19db), 2017. Sound, mixing desk, light box. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy the artist, Sharjah Art Foundation and Maureen Paley, London.
Chisenhale Gallery commissions and produces contemporary art, supporting international and UK-based artists to pursue new directions and make their most ambitious work to date.

The 2018 commissions programme comprises four new exhibitions by Lydia Ourahmane, Paul Maheke, Banu Cennetoğlu and Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Working with video, performance, sound and installation these artists explore how history is constructed in order to examine the production, distribution and consumption of knowledge. Their work also addresses the emotional and political charge of material and place, raising complex questions about the effects of geographic borders on bodies and how systems of governance influence everyday experience. For more information on the 2018 exhibitions, including a short description of each of the commissions, please click here.

The commissions programme for 2019 comprises four exhibitions by Ghislaine Leung, Mandy El-Sayegh, Ima-Abasi Okon and Sidsel Meineche Hansen. Chisenhale Gallery is also pleased to announce a major new film commission with Imran Perretta, co-commissioned with Spike Island, Bristol, and the Whitworth, The University of Manchester to be presented at the partner venues across 2019-20. 

As part of the commissioning process, a series of discursive events is programmed in collaboration with each artist and runs throughout the duration of the exhibition. For more information on our events programme, please visit our events page.

The gallery has an award winning, 35-year history as one of London’s most innovative forums for contemporary art. To learn more about our historic programme, from early group shows in the 1980s to seminal solo exhibitions in the 1990s and ground-breaking recent commissions, please visit our online archive.

Chisenhale Gallery is a registered charity and one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. All of our exhibitions are free to attend.