19/08/2019

Thank you to all who attended and contributed to Taylor La Melle's 'fixing to use' over the weekend. La Melle led a seminar exploring ‘errors’, ‘sentence effectiveness’ and ‘basic grammar’ in association with Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition.

This week we are joined by Ima-Abasi Okon and Marina Vishmidt who will be in conversation on Tuesday evening, 20 August at 7pm.  For more information and to book tickets please click here.

We are now recruiting new members to join ChisenhaleHz, Chisenhale Gallery’s new programme for young people aged 16 – 20 years. The group meet twice a month, on Wednesday evenings, 5.30 – 7.30pm, throughout September 2019 – March 2020. For further information on the programme and how to apply, please click here. The deadline for applications is Monday 16 September, 2019.

Chisenhale alumni with current and upcoming exhibitions include: Every Ocean Hughes, f.k.a. Emily Roysdon, who presents new performance Help the Dead at The KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin on the 24 and 25 August, and Patrick Staff who will be in conversation with Isabel Waidner and Eoin Dara at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) on 29 August discussing their current exhibition The Prince of Homburg, which runs until 1 September. This week also sees the launch of Lucy Cotter's new book Reclaiming Artistic Researchwhich features contributions from Lawrence Abu-Hamden, Yuri Pattison and Curator of Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery, Emma Moore. The launch will take place on 24 August at the Research Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale as part of Assembly of Journals, a gathering of international artistic research publications.

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12/08/2019

Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition continues until 1 September, Wednesday to Sunday, 12 – 6pm. Forthcoming events include fixing-to-use, a seminar in response to Ima’s exhibition led by curator and writer Taylor Le Melle. The event takes place this Saturday 17 August, 2 – 5 pm. For further information and to book tickets, please click here.

We are pleased to welcome Max Jefcut as our new Front of House coordinator. Previously, Max has worked at Somerset House as Visitor Experience Supervisor and Development Assistant. We also welcome Losal Chiodak as the Genesis Young Curator, a one-year post offered in partnership by Create, Chisenhale Gallery and Tate Britain, supported by the Genesis Foundation.

Chisenhale alumni with current or forthcoming events include: Rasheed Araeen’s Rhapsody in Four Colours is on view at the Aga Khan Centre at King’s Cross, London; and Ayo Akingbade premieres her new film Dear Babylon (2019), alongside Street 66 (2018) and her Chisenhale commission, Tower XYZ (2016) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London on Wednesday 14 August at 6.45pm, for more information please click here.

Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition continues until 1 September, Wednesday to Sunday, 12 – 6pm. Forthcoming events include fixing-to-use, a seminar in response to Ima’s exhibition led by curator and writer Taylor Le Melle. The event takes place this Saturday 17 August, 2 – 5 pm. For further information and to book tickets, please click here.

We are pleased to welcome Max Jefcut as our new Front of House coordinator. Previously, Max has worked at Somerset House as Visitor Experience Supervisor and Development Assistant. We also welcome Losal Chiodak as the Genesis Young Curator, a one-year post offered in partnership by Create, Chisenhale Gallery and Tate Britain, supported by the Genesis Foundation.

Chisenhale alumni with current or forthcoming events include: Rasheed Araeen’s new work, Rhapsody in Four Colours is on view at the Aga Khan Centre at King’s Cross, London; and Ayo Akingbade premieres her new film, Dear Babylon (2019) alongside Street 66 (2018) and her Chisenhale commission, Tower XYZ (2016) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London on Wednesday 14 August at 6.45pm, for more information please click here.

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05/08/2019

Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition continues throughout the summer. Forthcoming events include fixing-to-use, a seminar in response to Ima's exhibition led by curator and writer Taylor Le Melle. Le Melle will review concepts that have been put forward by one particular system of English grammar, 'fixing-to-use' elements that can structure an English sentence or phrase. The event takes place on Saturday 17 August, 2 -5 pm. For further information and to book tickets, please click here. 

Chisenhale alumni with current or forthcoming events include; Maeve Brennan who’s film Listening in the Dark is at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland from 30 August; Lori E. Allen and Rachel Pimm who will present DARK MATTER: Alchemical, an evening of new video and sound performance at Science Gallery London this Wednesday, 7 August; Corin Sworn whose new work, Habits of Assembly is at Edinburgh College of Art until August 26th as part of Edinburgh Art Festival and Rasheed Araeen whose new restaurant Shamiyaana opened in Stoke Newington last week.

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29/07/2019

Thank you to everyone who visited Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition and associated events last week, including Thursday’s Comprendre et s’exprimer,  an evening of thoughts, poetry, song, dance and video devised by artist Christian Nyampeta. Images by Manuela Barczewski.

Upcoming events include fixing-to-use, on 17 August, 2 -5pm, a seminar led by curator and writer Taylor Le Melle, and Ima-Abasi Okon In Conversation with Marina Vishmidt on 20 August at 7pm. More tickets were released for this event last week.  Book your place here.

Chisenhale Alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions and events include Ghislaine Leung and Hannah Black who are both participating in On the Backlot, a group exhibition at Balice Hertling, Paris curated by Quinn Goldsmith Harrelson and Ser Serpas, which opened last week and continues until September; and Ayo Akingbade who’s new film Dear Babylon will premiere at ICA, London on 14 August.  For further information and tickets, click here. 

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22/07/2019

Thank you to everyone who visited Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition last week and over the weekend. This Thursday we will be joined by Christian Nyampeta who will present an evening of thoughts, poems, song, dance and video, programmed in association with Ima's exhibition. For more information on this and other forthcoming events please click here.

We're pleased to welcome Ese Onojeruo as our new Assistant Curator: Engagement. Previously Ese has worked as a heritage programme assistant at South London Gallery and as a trainee at Create London. She has also participated in the Young Barbican Curatorial Programme and co-curates the Narration Group, a collective of women and non-binary people of colour who meet fortnightly to discuss, dissect and reclaim their own narratives.

This week also sees the launch of our new Chisenhale tote bags. The bags are available to purchase at the gallery for £7 and all funds raised directly contribute to the programme.

This is the final week to apply for the second round of New Creatives, a series of commissioning opportunities for emerging artists aged 16 - 30 years who work with audio or moving image. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday 25 July 2019. For further information, please click here.

Chisenhale alumni with forthcoming events include Nicholas Mangan who will present Termite Economies: An Illustrated Lecture at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) on 25 July.

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15/07/2019
Thank you to everyone who visited Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition and associated events last week, including an early morning viewing of Okon's exhibition last Friday and a roundtable discussion convened by ChisenhaleHz on Saturday afternoon. Thank you also to speakers Morgan Quaintance and free.yard for their contributions to the discussion. Images are from Saturday's event by Sam Nightingale. 

Forthcoming exhibition events include Comprendre et s’exprimer  on Thursday 25 July, 7pm, an evening of thoughts, poetry, song, dance and video devised by artist Christian Nyampeta; and fixing-to-use, on 17 August, 2 -5pm, a seminar led by curator and writer Taylor Le Melle responding to Okon’s exhibition.  For more information on the above and other forthcoming events please click here.

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday 16th July, Ima-Abasi Okon launches a new book titled '^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^' at The Showroom, London from 6-30pm-8.30pm. The publication was developed as part of ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^, 2018, by Ima-Abasi Okon for the group exhibition there’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title) at The Showroom. 
Chisenhale Alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions and projects include: Céline Condorelli's solo exhibition at Pasquart Kunsthaus, Switzerland, which continues until 8 September, James Richards' Migratory Motor Complex, showing as part of Edinburgh Art Festival, and Mariana Castillo Deball, who has been commissioned by Towner Art Gallery for a new site specific work in Eastbourne as part of England’s Creative Coasts, opening in Summer 2020Congratulations to Lydia Ourahmane, who has been awarded The 2019 Ellsworth Kelly Award, supporting Ourahmane's forthcoming solo exhibition at CCA Wattis, opening in Spring 2020.
08/07/2019

Thank you to everyone who has visited Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition so far. This past weekend we were joined by The Soundhoppers, Wajid Yaseen and Mara Bueno, who led a workshop for children aged 5-11, exploring the creative possibilities of sound through play.

Forthcoming exhibition events include an early morning viewing of Okon’s exhibition with an introduction by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement on Friday 12 July from 9-10.30am. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. On Saturday 13 July at 2pm, our young peoples collective, ChisenaleHz present a round table discussion considering what, or who, defines the ‘centre’ in response to Ima's exhibition. For more information on forthcoming events please click here.

Chisenhale alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions include: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, who presents US Swerve at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam on 12, 13 and 14 July.

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01/07/2019

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition last Thursday. The exhibition is open all summer, until 1 September, Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6pm. To find out more information, please click here. Photos are of the opening, by Mark Blower.

We are pleased to welcome Amy Jones as our new Assistant Curator: Commissions. Previously Amy has worked as an independent producer, as well as holding positions at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

We are now recruiting for a new role: Front of House Coordinator, a key member of the gallery’s team, providing excellent customer service and information on all of Chisenhale Gallery’s activities to visitors to the gallery. The deadline to apply is 14 July. For full details on the new role, please click here.

This Thursday 4 July, the gallery is open late until 9pm, as part of First Thursdays, when galleries across east London stay open until 9pm on the First Thursday of the month. See work by Chisenhale Alumni as part of First Thursdays, including Wolfgang Tillmans at Maureen Paley and Donald Rodney at Cell Project Space.

Join us this Saturday 6 July, when The Soundhoppers lead a workshop for children aged 5 – 11 years and their parents or carers in response to Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition. To find out more and to reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Chisenhale alumni and forthcoming programme participants with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions include: Rosalind Nashashibi’s solo exhibition DEEP REDDER at Secession, Vienna, which opened last week and continues until 1 September 2019; Banu Cennetoğlu opens a solo exhibition on 6 July at K21, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf; and forthcoming programme participant Imran Perretta is included in the group exhibition All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding opening on 7 July at Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn.

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24/06/2019

Please join us this Thursday 27 June, 6.30-8.30pm, for the opening of Infinite Slippage: nonRepugnant Insolvencies T!-a!-r!-r!-y!-i!-n!-g! as Hand Claps of M’s Hard’Loved’Flesh [I’M irreducibly-undone because] —Quantum Leanage-Complex-Dub, a new commission by Ima-Abasi Okon. Okon works with sculpture, sound and video to produce installations that explore exhibition-making as an exercise in syntax. For her new commission at Chisenhale Gallery, Okon brings together a vocabulary of symbols embedded in both hand-made and mass-produced materials to explore representations of the body and the formation of taste, value and excess. To find out more about Ima's exhibition, please click here.

As part of the commissioning process, a programme of discursive events has been devised in collaboration with Ima. Events include a sound workshop for children led by The Soundhoppers on Saturday 6 July, 2pm; an early morning introduction to Ima’s exhibition by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement on Friday 12 July, 9am; a seminar led by curator and writer Taylor Le Melle on Saturday 17 August, 2pm; and a conversation between Ima and Marina Vishmidt, a writer, editor and Lecturer in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths, University of London, on Thursday 20 August, 7pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Events page.

Applications are open for the next round of New Creatives, a series of commissioning opportunities for emerging artists aged 16 - 30 years who work with audio or moving image. Deadline to submit proposals is Thursday 25 July 2019. For further information, please click here.

Chisenhale alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions include: Lubaina Himid's solo exhibition, Work from Underneath, opens on 26 June at the New Museum, New York; Paul Maheke’s solo exhibition, Ooloi, opens on 30 June at Triangle France, Marseille; and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Pablo Bronstein and Wolfgang Tillmans are all exhibiting work as part of The Sound of Screens Imploding, Biennale of Moving Images, at OGR Torino, on view until 29 September. Congratulations to Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Céline Condorelli and Ahmet Ögüt for their inclusion in the 2019 Art Encounters Biennial, Timisoara, and to Jumana Manna for her inclusion in the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art.

17/06/2019

NEWS:

The gallery is currently closed as we are installing Ima-Abasi Okon’s forthcoming exhibition, Infinite Slippage: nonRepugnant Insolvencies T!-a!-r!-r!-y!-i!-n!-g! as Hand Claps of M’s Hard’Loved’Flesh [I’M irreducibly-undone because] —Quantum Leanage-Complex-Dub, opening at Chisenhale Gallery on Thursday 27 June, 6.30-8.30pm. The exhibition will continue until 1 September. To find out more about Ima's commission, please click here.

Chisenhale alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions include: Hito Steyerl's solo exhibition Drill opens on 17 June at Park Avenue Armory, New York; Ruth Ewan’s solo exhibition It Rains, It Rains opens on 20 June at CAPC, Bordeaux; Patrick Staff’s solo exhibition The Prince of Homburg opens on 22 June at Dundee Contemporary Arts; and Ayo Akingbade’s film Tower XYZ (2016), commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, is included in Film Series: This Is England at Somerset House.

Congratulations to forthcoming programme participant Imran Perretta for his 2019 Film London Jarman Award nomination, which was announced earlier today. Congratulations also to Perretta and Chisenhale Gallery alumna Lydia Ourahmane for their nomination for the 2019-2020 Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize.

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