Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, The tremble part of The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together (2017). Produced and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mark Blower.

Maeve Brennan, The Drift (2017). HD video with sound, 50′ 29” (production still). Produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. Courtesy of the artist.

Luke Willis Thompson, autoportrait, (2017). Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery 2017. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and produced in partnership with Create. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.

Hannah Black, Some Context (2017). Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery.
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 2017 commissions programme comprises four new exhibitions by Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Maeve Brennan, Luke Willis Thompson and Hannah Black. Through their work these artists investigate and challenge traditional forms of exhibition making, raise questions about the importance of cultural heritage, and explore care as a site of production. The artists also address broader debates surrounding the ethics of collaboration and the body as a site of political enquiry.

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, 34-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.