In 2018 Chisenhale Gallery is producing four new commissions, presented as solo exhibitions at the gallery and associated partner venues, 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.

As part of the commissioning process for each exhibition, a programme of events is devised in collaboration with each artist, and contributes to the organisation’s Engagement Programme of public talks and events held at the gallery and offsite. The Engagement Programme also encompasses partnerships with schools, higher education institutions and local community organisations. For more information on our Engagement Programme, please click here.

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 exhibitions programme, from pioneering group shows in the 1980s to seminal solo exhibitions in the 1990s and ground-breaking recent commissions, please visit our Archive.

Chisenhale Gallery is a registered charity and one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. Chisenhale Gallery’s Commissions Programme 2017-19 is supported by the LUMA Foundation.

All of our exhibitions are free to attend.

Chisenhale Gallery fundraises for the artistic programme and curatorial traineeships in their entirety, as well as more than half of all core costs, through trusts, foundations and individual donations. All donations directly support the production of new work by artists, while enabling the gallery to keep all exhibitions and the majority of events free. Please visit the Support page to find out about ways you can support Chisenhale Gallery.