19/2/2018

Lydia Ourahmane, Doors (2018). Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London. Photo: Andy Keate.
Thank you to everyone who has visited Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, The you in us at Chisenhale Gallery so far. The exhibition is open until 25 March, every Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm and on 1 March the gallery has extended opening hours until 9pm. Please join us on Saturday 24 February, 2pm when Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith will lead a gallery tour of Lydia Ourahmane’s new exhibition. Mac Giolla Léith is Associate Professor in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin and writes extensively on contemporary art. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

On Thursday Chisenhale Gallery is participating in Creative Pathways, an event organised by art teachers in Tower Hamlets to promote the importance of the arts and creative subjects in the school curriculum, with the aim to encourage and support students to pursue creative subjects post GCSE. Filmmaker and Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni Ayo Akingbade will give a short talk on her recent films, including Tower XYZ produced with Chisenhale Gallery as part of our Stop Play Record programme.   

Chisenhale Gallery would like to congratulate recent programme alumni Luke Willis Thompson for his Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize nomination. Thompson has been nominated for his Chisenhale Gallery commission autoportrait (2017)a silent portrait of Diamond Reynolds shot on 35mm, black and white film and presented at the gallery as a single screen work. autoportrait (2017) will be on view at The Photographers Gallery, London as part of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize exhibition, opening to the public on Friday.  

To find out more about Thompson’s Chisenhale Gallery commission, please click hereTo listen to Thompson discuss autoportrait with Tavia Nyong'o, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, please click here.  

Chisenhale Gallery alumni with recent and forthcoming openings and events include: Ayo Akingbade, who will be screening her new film, Street 66 (2018) at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, on Wednesday evening; Katrina Palmer at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, opening on Thursday; and Ian Giles and Rob Crosse, who will present moving image works as part of Different Waysat an afternoon screening at LUX, London co-organised with CHELSEA Space, taking place on Saturday.

12/2/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday for an early morning viewing of Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, The you in us, with an introduction to the work by Eliel Jones, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. Thank you also to those who attended the Stop Play Record workshop on Saturday led by the London School of Sound on recording sound on location. Images are from the event by Sam Nightingale.  

Forthcoming exhibition events include a tour of Ourahmane’s exhibition led by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith on Saturday 24 February, 2pm and an introduction to the show by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, followed by a listening event with artist Hiba Ismail on Thursday 1 March, 7pm. All events are free to attend but booking is strongly advised. Please visit the Exhibition Events page for further details.   

This is the last week to apply for the full time position of Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. This role is part of the gallery’s renowned Curatorial Trainee Programme, which provides outstanding training, structured mentoring and professional development for emerging curators. The Curatorial Assistant: Commissions role is designed to provide hands on training in curating, programme planning and research, commissioning and producing projects, liaising directly with artists, installation and de-installation of exhibitions, communications, fundraising, event management and a comprehensive overview of gallery operations. To find out more and to download an Application Pack, please click here.  

Chisenhale Gallery would like to congratulate current programme participant Lydia Ourahmane for her participation in the New Museum Triennial, Songs for Sabotage, opening tonight at the New Museum for Cotemporary Art, New York. Ourahamne's exhibition, The you in uscontinues at Chisenhale Gallery until 25 March, every Wednesday–Sunday, 12-6pm.  

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni with recent and forthcoming openings include: Clare Woods at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong; Park McArthur and forthcoming 2018 programme participant Ghislaine Leung at Essex Street, New York; Lubaina Himid at Hollybush Gardens, London, opening on Friday; Lucy Skaer at Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria, also opening on Friday; and Toby Ziegler, with Richard Russell, who together present Everything is Recorded, a site specific installation on two floors of the abandoned savoy cinema in Dalston, East London, opening on Wednesday.

5/2/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for Lydia Ourahmane in conversation with Venetia Porter, Assistant Keeper (Curator), Islamic and contemporary Middle East at the British Museum,when they discussed Ourahmane’s previous work in relation to her new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Images are from the event, by Manuela Barczewski. You can now listen back to Youssef Ourahmane responding to Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, expanding on the narrative behind Ourahmane’s new work, In the Absence of our Mothers (2015-18), part of her new Chisenhale Gallery commission, here.  

Please join us on Friday 9 February, 9.00-10.30am for an early morning viewing of Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, The you in us, with an introduction to the work by Eliel Jones, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions, at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. This event is free to attend.  

As part of our Stop Play Record programmeplease also join us on Saturday 10 February, 2pm, for a workshop led by the London School of Sound to learn about sound recording on location, where participants will gain hands-on experience on the practicalities of setting up and recording a short scene. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.  

We are now recruiting for a full time Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. This role is the second of two opportunities this year to take part in the Gallery’s renowned Curatorial Trainee Programme, which provides outstanding training, structured mentoring and professional development for emerging curators. The Curatorial Assistant: Commissions role is designed to provide hands on training in curating, programme planning and research, commissioning and producing projects, liaising directly with artists, installation and de-installation of exhibitions, communications, fundraising, event management and a comprehensive overview of gallery operations. To find out more and to download an Application Pack, please click here.  

Chisenhale Gallery would like to congratulate programme alumni Alex Baczynski-Jenkins and current programme participant Lydia Ourahmane on being awarded Arts Foundation 25th Anniversary Fellowships, as well as alumni Maeve Brennan and Luke Willis Thompson for being nominated for the awards. Chisenhale programme alumni with exhibitions opening this week include Cornelia Parker, who is unveiling a new series of works commissioned in response to the 2017 General Election, going on public display in Westminster Hall from today until early Spring, and Eddie Peake, whose solo exhibition, Concrete Pitch, opens at White Cube tomorrow night.