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 here. To 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 Ways, at an afternoon screening at LUX, London co-organised with CHELSEA Space, taking place on Saturday.