21/05/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearing, this weekend. This is the first week to see Part 3 of Maheke’s series of three performances which take place daily throughout the exhibition. Part 3, Entanglements (the assembly), features a performance by Titilayo Adebayo and Heather Agyepong and ends on Sunday 10 June.  Performances take place daily at 3pm and last for 45 minutes. Maheke’s exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm.

Thank you also to everyone who joined us on Wednesday 16 May for a sonic lecture by Nkisi, producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale. To watch recordings of recent exhibition events, including this lecture, please visit the Audio/Video section of our website here.

Forthcoming exhibition events include an early morning viewing of Maheke’s exhibition with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 31 May, 9 - 10.30 am. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. For further details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibitions Events page.

Congratulations to Chisenhale Alumnus Luke Willis Thompson who was awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 win for his 2017 Chisenhale commission, autoportrait. For his first solo exhibition in the UK, Thompson presented a filmed portrait of Diamond Reynolds. autoportrait is currently on view at The Photographer’s Gallery until 3 June, 2018.



14/05/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearing, so far. This is the last week to see Part 2 of Maheke’s series of three performances which take place daily throughout the exhibition. Part 2, A place you only go through, features a solo performance by Carrie Topley and ends on Sunday 20 May.  Performances take place daily at 3pm and last for 45 minutes. Maheke’s exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm.

Thank you also to all Chisenhale Friends and Patrons who joined us on Saturday for a special in-conversation with Paul Maheke and our Curator: Commission's, Ellen Greig. The Chisenhale Gallery Friends and Patrons Programme directly enables the production of new and ambitious artistic projects. To find out more about joining our vibrant community of advocates for the gallery, please visit our Support page. ⠀

Please join us on Wednesday 16 May, 7pm for a sonic lecture by Nkisi, producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records. NON records is a collective of African artists and artists of the diaspora using sound as their primary media to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society. This event is ticketed (£5 / £3 Concessions) and places are limited.

Forthcoming exhibition events include an early morning viewing of Maheke’s exhibition with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 31 May, 9 - 10.30 am. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. For further details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibitions Events page.

Chisenhale alumnus Luke Willis Thompson has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 for his 2017 Chisenhale commission, autoportrait. The winner of the prize will be announced Thursday 17 May at The Photographer’s Gallery, London.

08/05/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday for a late night viewing of Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearing, with an introduction to the work by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery. Thank you also to those who attended the interactive workshop led by Creative Space on Saturday. Photos are from the workshop, by Sam Nightingale. To watch recordings of recent exhibition events, including Paul Maheke in conversation with Paul Goodwin, please visit the Audio/Video section of our website here.

Forthcoming exhibition events include a sonic lecture by Nkisi, producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records, on Wednesday 16 May, 7pm and an early morning viewing of the exhibition with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 31 May, 9 - 10.30 am. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibitions Events page.

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni with recent and forthcoming exhibitions include: Shen Xin, who is opening Sliced Units at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester; Wolfgang Tillmans, who has opened Qu’est-ce qui est différent? at Carré d’Art-Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes; and Jumana Manna who premiered her film Wild Relative at Art of the Real festival at Film Society of Lincoln Centre, New York. This Thursday 10 May, Stop Play Record programme alumna Korallia Stergides will screen her film Whale for an Ear at Whitechapel Gallery, London. Also on Thursday, future programme participant Imran Perretta will be in conversation with Ayesha Hameed to discuss his new film 15 Days (2018), commissioned as part of Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences, at Jerwood Space, London.

 

30/04/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearing, this weekend. This is the first week to see Part 2 of Maheke’s series of three performances which take place daily throughout the exhibition. Part 2, entitled, A place you only go through, features a solo performance by Carrie Topley and ends on Sunday 20 May. Performances take place daily at 3pm and last for 45 minutes. Maheke’s exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm.

Thank you also to everyone who joined us on Saturday 28 April for an exhibition tour led by The White Pube. The White Pube is a collaboration between Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which they write art criticism. Photos are from the event, by Manuela Barczewski.

Forthcoming exhibition events include an introduction to Maheke's exhibition by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery on Thursday 3 May, 7pm. This is programmed in association with First Thursdays, where galleries across East London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. Creative Space will hold an interactive workshop for children exploring astronomy and space in the context of Maheke’s exhibition on Saturday 5 May, 2pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Events page.

Congratulations to Chisenhale alumnus Luke Willis Thompson on his Turner Prize 2018 nomination for his 2017 Chisenhale commission, autoportrait. For his first solo exhibition in the UK, Thompson presented a portrait of Diamond Reynolds. autoportrait has also been nominated for the 2018 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and is on view at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, until 3 June 2018.

74 million million million tons, a group exhibition co-curated by forthcoming Chisenhale Gallery programme participant, Lawrence Abu Hamden and curator, Ruba Katrib, opens this week at the Sculpture Centre, New York. The exhibition continues until 30 July 2018. 2019 programme participant Ghislaine Leung is included in #74 Orgasmic Streaming Organic Gardening Electroculture, a group exhibition at Chelsea Space, London, which runs until 25 May 2018. This Wednesday 2 May, Chisenhale alumna Maeve Brennan will be in conversation with Peter Taylor to discuss her new film Listening in the Dark, commissioned as part of Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences, at Jerwood Space, London.

23/04/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearingthis weekend. This is the last week to see Part 1 of Maheke’s series of three performances that take place daily throughout the exhibition. Part 1, titled, I took everything and made it my own (the ghost is an appropriationist) ends on Sunday 29 April. Performances take place daily at 3pm and last for 45 minutes. Maheke’s exhibition is open Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6pm.

Please join us on Saturday 28 April for a tour of the exhibition by The White Pube. Taking the format of a ‘live review’, the White Pube invite audiences to experience and respond to the exhibition collectively. The White Pube is a collaboration between Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which they write art criticism. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Forthcoming exhibition events also include an introduction to Maheke's exhibition by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery on Thursday 3 May, 7pm; a sonic lecture by Nkisi, producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records, on Wednesday 16 May, 7pm; and an early morning viewing of the exhibition with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 31 May, 9 – 10.30am. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

This is the last week to apply for the role of Head Technician at Chisenhale Gallery. The Head Technician works closely with the Curator: Commissions and artists to plan and deliver Chisenhale Gallery’s commissions programme, presented as four exhibitions annually in the gallery space, as well as one-off live events and occasional offsite projects. The Head Technician leads the gallery’s team of freelance technicians. For more information and to find out how to apply, please click here.

Chisenhale alumna Alice Theobald is opening We May Believe Or We May Never Know at the White House on the Becontree Estate in Dagenham, on Friday 27 April. Congratulations to Chisenhale Alumni Mark Leckey, Lubaina Himid, Linder and Corin Sworn for their participation in Glasgow International, which opened last week and continues until 7 May.

18/04/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearingwhich is now open until 10 June, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. Daily performances start at 3pm throughout the duration of the exhibition and last for 45 minutes. On the first Thursday of each month the gallery has extended opening hours until 9pm. Photos are from the opening, by Mark Blower.

Thank you also to everyone who came on Saturday for a conversation between Paul Maheke and Paul Goodwin. Forthcoming exhibition events include a tour of the exhibition by The White Pube, a collaboration between Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente, on Saturday 28 April, 2pm; a sonic lecture by Nkisi, producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records, on Wednesday 16 May, 7pm; and an early morning viewing of the exhibition with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 31 May, 9 – 10.30am. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

We are currently recruiting for an energetic, proactive and highly motivated Head Technician to work closely with the Curator: Commissions and artists to plan and deliver Chisenhale Gallery’s commissions programme, presented as four exhibitions annually in the gallery space, as well as one-off live events and occasional offsite projects. The Head Technician leads the gallery’s team of freelance technicians. For more information and to find out how to apply, please click here.

Polly Staple, Chisenhale Gallery Director, and Chrissie Isle, Curator at The Whitney Museum of American Art, will be in conversation with Alistair Robinson at Newcastle University this Wednesday as part of The Producers Part II: New Positions on Curating, organised by Art Monthly.

Any frame is a thrown voice, an exhibition on the work of Chisenhale Gallery alumni Ian White, opens at Camden Arts Centre on Thursday 19 April and continues until 24 June. Paul Maheke is presenting a new performance work at Centro Botin, Santander, Spain tomorrow, Tuesday 17 April. Alumni and Chisenhale Gallery trustee Ed Atkins is opening a solo show at Cabinet, London, on Sunday and continues until 2 June. Congratulations to programme alumni Hannah Black as well as current programme participant Paul Maheke for their inclusion in the 13 Baltic Triennial.

09/04/2018

Please join us this Thursday 12 April, 6.30-8.30pm for the opening of Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearinga new commission and the artist’s first major solo exhibition in a UK institution. Comprising an immersive installation occupying the entire gallery, the exhibition develops Maheke’s ongoing engagement with the potential of the body as an archive in order to address how history, memory and identity are formed and constituted. Incorporating installation, video, sound and performance, the exhibition alters and adapts throughout its duration. Daily performances start at 3pm throughout the duration of the exhibition and last for 45 minutes. During the opening, the performance will start at 7pm and last for 45 minutes. To find out more about the exhibition, please click here.   

Please also join us on Saturday 14 April, 2pm, when Paul Maheke will be joined in conversation by Paul Goodwin to discuss his new commission at Chisenhale Gallery in relation to his wider practice. Paul Goodwin is a curator and urban theorist whose research focuses on black and diaspora artists and visual cultures. He is a professor in contemporary art and urbanism and Director of TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation) at University of the Arts London. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

A reading list of texts, books and articles has been compiled in collaboration with Paul Maheke to accompany his exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. This resource expands on ideas raised through Maheke’s new commission. Included are books that explore queer, feminist and de-colonial narratives through literary and theoretical outputs. Some of the texts highlighted in the bibliography reflect on performance and performativity, queer futurity in the context of death and desire, and the use of cosmology and esoteric practices. Also included are essays on sound and culture; press articles and reviews on Maheke’s previous works; and links to audio/video material that provide reference and further context to the work. To download this resource, please click here.

Congratulations to Maeve Brennan for the opening of her exhibition, The Driftat Lismore Castle Art, Lismore, this coming Friday. The Drift (2017) was produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Spike Island, and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. The film premiered at Chisenhale Gallery in March last year. To watch a trailer for The Drift on our website, please click here. Further congratulations to programme alumni Janice Kerbel as well as forthcoming programme participant Banu Cennetoglu for their inclusion in the Liverpool Biennial 2018.

03/04/2018

The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by artist Paul Maheke, which opens on Thursday 12 April, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click hereChisenhale Gallery’s office is open Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

Over the next few weeks we will be revisiting previous works by Maheke ahead of his exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. Follow us on Instagram to find out more.
As part of the commissioning process, a programme of events has been devised in collaboration with Paul Maheke and runs throughout the duration of his exhibition. Included is a conversation between Maheke and Paul Goodwin, professor in contemporary art and urbanism and Director of TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation) at University of the Arts London, on Saturday 14 April, 2pm; a tour of the exhibition by The White Pube, a collaboration between Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente, on Saturday 28 April, 2pm; a sonic lecture by Nkisi, producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records, on Wednesday 16 May, 7pm; and an early morning viewing of the exhibition with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 31 May, 9 – 10.30am. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni and forthcoming programme participants with exhibitions opening, or recently opened, include: Rosalind Nashashibi and Ed Atkins as part of Common Front, Affectively, a group exhibition at Nam June Paik Art Center, China; Pablo Bronstein opening at Herald St, London; Maeve Brennan and Imran Perreta, who are premiering two newly commissioned moving-image installations as part of Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018; and Leah Clements at SPACE, Mare Street, London.

26/03/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, The you in us, which came to an end on Sunday. The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by artist Paul Maheke, which opens on Thursday 12 April, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click hereChisenhale Gallery’s office is open during our usual hours, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm. We will be closed for the Easter holidays from Friday 30 March to Monday 1 April inclusive. The office will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 2 April 2018. Thank you to Lydia Ourahmane for the beautiful flowers.

To explore audio and video documentation of the exhibition’s Engagement Programme, please click here. Recordings include a talk by Youssef Ourahmane, Lydia Ourahmane’s father, and a gallery tour by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, Associate Professor in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin.

To read an interview between Lydia Ourahmane and Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, please click here. Media coverage of Ourahmane’s exhibition includes BOMBElephantThe Art NewspaperStudio InternationalMAP Magazinethis is tomorrow.

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni and forthcoming programme participants with exhibitions opening, or recently opened, include: Hannah Black, with Bonaventure (Soraya Lutangu) and Ebba Fransén Waldhör, who is including works from her 2017 Chisenhale Gallery commission, Some Context at Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland; Anthea Hamilton, whose new commission The Squash recently opened at Tate Britainand Ima Abasi-Okon, whose work is included in a group exhibition at The Showroom, London, opening tomorrow.

19/03/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for the live performance event at Lydia Ourahmane’s home in Brixton. Images are from the event by Sam Nightingale.

This is the final week of Lydia Ourahmane’s commission, The you in us, at Chisenhale Gallery. The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm. Thank you to everyone who has visited the exhibition so far. Selected media coverage includes BOMBElephantThe Art NewspaperStudio InternationalMAP Magazine and this is tomorrow.

To explore audio and video documentation of the exhibition’s Engagement Programme, please click here. Recordings include a talk by Youssef Ourahmane, Lydia Ourahmane’s father, and a gallery tour by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, Associate Professor in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin.

Films produced by recent Stop Play Record artists Anita Safowaa and Wajahat Hussain will be on view for the first time as part of Playback 2018 at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London. The festival includes films by Ayo Akingbade, William Glass, Raheela Suleman and Korallia Stergides, who produced new short films with Chisenhale Gallery between 2015 - 2018. Stop Play Record is a three-year initiative for young people aged 16-24 years interested in experimental film. The Playback Festival brings together the work of over 300 emerging artists in an exhibition comprising short experimental films, alongside five days of screenings, live spoken word performances, discussions and practical workshops, on view at the ICA from 21 – 25 March.

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni with exhibitions opening this week include: Anthea Hamilton, who is unveiling her Tate Britain Commission on Wednesday; Alex Baczysnki-Jenkins, who is presenting The Hole Together, the fourth Episode of his Chisenhale Gallery commission The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole togetherat the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich, this weekend; and Linder, who is opening The House of Fame at Nottingham Contemporary on Saturday. Forthcoming programme participant Lawrence Abu Hamdan is exhibiting work as part of The Abraaj Group Art Prize, opening during Art Dubai this week. Abu Hamdan was awarded the 10th anniversary of the Prize late last year.

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