Chisenhale Gallery

Chisenhale Gallery Chisenhale Gallery is one of London’s most innovative galleries for contemporary visual art.

Chisenhale Gallery commissions and produces contemporary art, supporting international and UK-based artists to pursue new directions and make their most ambitious work to date. As part of the commissioning process, discursive events are programmed in collaboration with each artist and run throughout the duration of their exhibition. The gallery has an award-winning, 34-year history as one of London’s most innovative forums for contemporary art. With a reputation for identifying new artistic talent, the gallery also has a commitment to connecting with young people, local schools and community organisations. The gallery operates alternately as a production agency, exhibition hall, research centre and community resource. http://www.chisenhale.org.uk By Tube: Mile End / Bethnal Green By Bus: 8, D6, 277, 339. 425 By Car: Pay and Display on adjacent roads Admission free Wheelchair accessible

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who visited Mandy El-Sayegh's exhibition, which ended on Sunday. The gallery is currently cl...
10/06/2019

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who visited Mandy El-Sayegh's exhibition, which ended on Sunday. The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by Ima-Abasi Okon, which opens on Thursday 27 June, 6.30-8.30pm. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.⠀⠀⠀
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Thanks also to everyone who joined us for 'Merging the Layers' last Thursday, an event organised by ChisenhaleHz, a collective of young people who meet regularly at Chisenhale Gallery. The images are from the event by Sam Nightingale.⠀⠀
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Chisenhale alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions include: Patrick Staff's Chisenhale commission 'The Foundation' (2015) is currently on view at Luma Westbau, until 18 August; Sonia Boyce, Anthea Hamilton, Lubaina Himid, Paul Maheke and Keith Piper are all included in 'Get Up, Stand Up Now', opening at Somerset House on 12 June; Leah Clements presents work by Donald Rodney as part of her event 'On Allyship' at ICA London, on 11 June; Banu Cennetoğlu and Mai-Thu Perret are participating in 'Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees' at MMAG Foundation from 13 June; and Alexandra Bachzetsis’ 'Instruction Pieces' opens at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein on 18 June.

Chisenhale Gallery's cover photo
10/06/2019

Chisenhale Gallery's cover photo

21/05/2019

Mandy El-Sayegh's exhibition 'Cite Your Sources' at #ChisenhaleGallery is open this week, Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6pm. ⁣⠀⁣⠀
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Join us this Thursday, 7pm, for a conversation between #MandyElSayegh and #GarethLongstaff, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, to discuss Mandy’s new commission and their shared lines of enquiry. The conversation draws on Mandy's new work and Gareth's research into psychoanalysis and self-representation, celebrity and image production.⠀

Photo: #MarkBlower

Chisenhale Dance
16/05/2019
Chisenhale Dance

Chisenhale Dance

"Looking like an immense industrial fortress beside the Hertford Union Canal, the building is steeped in history and full of creatives."

Roman Road LDN take a look at the history and present of Chisenhale Art Place - home to us, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Studios.

Come explore the whole building and all three organisations, do a workshop, meet some artists, see a show or two at Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend!

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning for an early morning viewing of #MandyElSayegh's current exhibition, 'C...
16/05/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning for an early morning viewing of #MandyElSayegh's current exhibition, 'Cite Your Sources' (2019), with an introduction by Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement.⠀

Thank you to the #EastEnd @womensinstitute for the lovely cakes 🍰 ☕

NEWS: Join us this Thursday 16 May, 9-10.30am for an early morning viewing of #MandyElSayegh's exhibition, 'Cite Your So...
13/05/2019

NEWS: Join us this Thursday 16 May, 9-10.30am for an early morning viewing of #MandyElSayegh's exhibition, 'Cite Your Sources'; this weekend we open the doors of our shared building for Chisenhale #openstudios; and more https://chisenhale.org.uk/news/

Mandy El-Sayegh's exhibition 'Cite Your Sources' at #ChisenhaleGallery is open this weekend, 12-6pm. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀"...
11/05/2019

Mandy El-Sayegh's exhibition 'Cite Your Sources' at #ChisenhaleGallery is open this weekend, 12-6pm. ⁣⠀⁣⠀
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"Anxiety is formless, a collapse of consistency. A fragment. How can I give integrity or agency to this fragment, and how can I give it body and strength? How can it have a space that has more power and freedom than something that already exists and is legitimatised? This also relates to the body as a subject without context, where context isn’t granted or it is denied. Which, of course, can cause extreme anxiety and alienation." - Mandy El-Sayegh, Interview with #EllenGreig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery⁣⠀
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To read an interview between Mandy and #EllenGreig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery please visit our website https://chisenhale.org.uk/exhibition/mandy-el-sayegh/
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Image: Mandy El-Sayegh, 'Net-Grid 18 (2019), Net-Grid 16 (2019) and Net-Grid 8 (2018)' (2019). Photo: #AndyKeate.⁣⠀
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@mandyelsayegh #CiteYourSources

A selection of works from #ChisenhaleAlumni #LawrenceAbuHamdan, #PaulMaheke, #HitoSteyerl and #EdAtkins participating in...
10/05/2019

A selection of works from #ChisenhaleAlumni #LawrenceAbuHamdan, #PaulMaheke, #HitoSteyerl and #EdAtkins participating in the 58th #VeniceBiennale, 'May You Live in Interesting Times', opening this week.

Also included are works by #LynetteYiadomBoakye in the Ghana Pavilion, #AntheaHamilton in the Arsenale, and #AlexBaczynskiJenkins as part of performance programme curated by #DelfinaFoundation 💫

#VeniceBiennale opens tomorrow and continues until 24 November.

Image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 'Walled Unwalled' (2018).

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who joined us for an introduction to #MandyElSayegh's #ChisenhaleGallery exhibition 'Cite Yo...
07/05/2019

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who joined us for an introduction to #MandyElSayegh's #ChisenhaleGallery exhibition 'Cite Your Sources'; congratulations to #LawrenceAbuHamdan for his #TurnerPrize nomination; #ChisenhaleAlumni news and openings this week https://chisenhale.org.uk/news/

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who joined us for a conversation between #MandyElSayegh and #JenniferHiggie; join us this Th...
29/04/2019

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who joined us for a conversation between #MandyElSayegh and #JenniferHiggie; join us this Thursday, 7pm for an introduction to 'Cite Your Sources' by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement; and more, in this week's news https://chisenhale.org.uk/news/

Mandy El-Sayegh's exhibition 'Cite Your Sources' at #ChisenhaleGallery is open this weekend, 12-6pm. ⁣⠀⁣⁣"Many o...
27/04/2019

Mandy El-Sayegh's exhibition 'Cite Your Sources' at #ChisenhaleGallery is open this weekend, 12-6pm. ⁣⠀⁣

"Many of the pieces in this exhibition include objects and images that become suspended in the ‘wrong space’. I wouldn’t call it assimilation, but more like an ushering in. The series of vitrine table works, Boundary Works, include various objects and images installed within steel tables of various sizes. These works are quasi-archives that mobilise highly specific fragments into a play of free-association; they are pseudo archives that from above lose their meaning and slip into compositions/horizontal paintings. The logic is unclear but associative, and invites investigation." - Mandy El-Sayegh, #ChisenhaleInterviews⁣

To read an interview between Mandy and #EllenGreig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery please visit our website: https://chisenhale.org.uk/exhibition/mandy-el-sayegh/

Image: Mandy El-Sayegh, 'Table 21 (Lite)' (2018). Photo: #AndyKeate. ⁣

#Opportunity: Our neighbours Chisenhale Dance Space are recruiting the role of freelance Artist Development Associate to...
24/04/2019
Now recruiting: Artist Development Associate (freelance)

#Opportunity: Our neighbours Chisenhale Dance Space are recruiting the role of freelance Artist Development Associate to further develop and deliver artist development opportunities, including some specifically for artists of colour.

This role will suit an artist who is experienced at managing projects, a producer, or an arts administrator with an interest and/or experience in inclusive ways of working. They are particularly keen to hear from people of colour / BAME applicants.

Deadline: Monday 29th April.

Find out more: https://www.chisenhaledancespace.co.uk/recruiting-artist-development-associate/

Image: DWC Imagery of whatsthebigmistry: Tropical Awkward Bastard

Chisenhale Dance are now recruiting for the freelance role of Artist Development Associate. This is a project management role to further develop and deliver several artist development opportunities…

展銷場 Display Distribute
24/04/2019

展銷場 Display Distribute

Provocations of a slogan from Chisenhale Gallery last month: "Content conflated with its means of circulation"—thinking through alter-movements facilitated on the hot air of the art world—now available to listen online. Presented by LIGHT LOGISTICIAN 淩明 Ming Lin, as part of Ghislaine Leung's CONSTITUTION (2019).

https://soundcloud.com/chisenhale-gallery/ming-lin-edit-2
http://displaydistribute.tumblr.com/tagged/distribution

Image: "Content conflated with its means of circulation," featuring 『CATALOGUE』no. 2, performance-lecture , 2019

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who has visited #MandyElSayegh’s exhibition, 'Cite Your Sources', so far; join us on Thurs...
23/04/2019

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who has visited #MandyElSayegh’s exhibition, 'Cite Your Sources', so far; join us on Thursday 25 April when Mandy will be in conversation by #JenniferHiggie; there is still time to apply for two new curatorial roles https://chisenhale.org.uk/news/

Thursday 11 April. Photos: Mark Blower.
23/04/2019

Thursday 11 April. Photos: Mark Blower.

Our Hut, an architectural education charity, lead a workshop for children aged 5 – 11 years and their parents or carer...
23/04/2019

Our Hut, an architectural education charity, lead a workshop for children aged 5 – 11 years and their parents or carers, exploring architecture and the built environment. Programmed in response to Ghislaine Leung's new commission, 'CONSTITUTION' (2019). Images are from the event, by Samuel Nightingale. Saturday 9 February.

Writer and researcher Ming Lin presents “Contents conflated with its means of circulation”, an advertorial and live ...
23/04/2019

Writer and researcher Ming Lin presents “Contents conflated with its means of circulation”, an advertorial and live distribution act for CATALOGUE, a publication and experimental infrastructure by collaborative research outfit Display Distribute. Presented in response to ideas of distribution and circulation in Ghislaine Leung’s new commission 'CONSTITUTION'. Images are from the event, by Samuel Nightingale. Tuesday 19 February.

#MandyEl-Sayeghs's new exhibition 'Cite Your Sources' is now open and continues until 9 June. The gallery is open every ...
12/04/2019

#MandyEl-Sayeghs's new exhibition 'Cite Your Sources' is now open and continues until 9 June. The gallery is open every Wednesday- Sunday, 12- 6pm.⠀⁣

"All these forms bring about questions of legitimate and illegitimate readings of culture and context. Painting, with a capital P, for me, is a coveted space, and by that I mean how Painting is historically constructed to allow space for pure abstraction. I went to the Royal College of Art (RCA) and did painting because that was the closest thing to drawing. There I had a sort of bitty practice that never had a body. It was like a failing body with lots of different parts and I couldn’t give it, or them, integrity. Painting then became a ground to put these fragments into. This ground – whether that is the ground of a painting surface, a table or the walls and floors of the gallery – becomes a space to usher in secrets that also get integrated, accepted into a zone where they may not usually belong. " - Mandy El Sayegh, #ChisenhaleInterviews⁣

To read an interview between Mandy and #EllenGreig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery please visit our website: https://chisenhale.org.uk/exhibition/mandy-el-sayegh/⁣

Image: Mandy El-Sayegh, 'Cite Your Sources' (2019). Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery, 2019. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.⁣

#CiteYourSources

NEWS: Please join us this Thursday 11 April, 6.30-8.30pm, for the opening of 'Cite Your Sources', a new commission by #M...
08/04/2019

NEWS: Please join us this Thursday 11 April, 6.30-8.30pm, for the opening of 'Cite Your Sources', a new commission by #MandyElSayegh; a programme of discursive events and a reading list have been devised in collaboration with Mandy; and more https://chisenhale.org.uk/news/

#Opportunity: Apply to the Jerwood Arts/Film and Video Umbrella Open Call, which will award two £25,000 moving-image co...
26/03/2019
Jerwood/FVU Awards 2020 - Jerwood Arts

#Opportunity: Apply to the Jerwood Arts/Film and Video Umbrella Open Call, which will award two £25,000 moving-image commissions to artists to make new work responding to the theme of 'hindsight'.

Deadline 8 April 2019.

Apply now: https://jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/opportunities/jerwoodfvu-awards-2020-hindsight/

#JerwoodFVUawards

A major commissioning initiative for moving-image artists within the first five years of establishing a practice, in partnership with Film and Video Umbrella.The Jerwood/FVU Awards are open call opportunity, awarding two £25,000 moving-image commissions to artists to make new work which is premiere...

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who visited #GhislaineLeung’s exhibition ‘CONSITUTION’; thank you to everyone who join...
25/03/2019

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who visited #GhislaineLeung’s exhibition ‘CONSITUTION’; thank you to everyone who joined us for 'Chisenhale Gallery Forum'; the gallery is now closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by #MandyElSayegh; and more https://chisenhale.org.uk/news/

Chisenhale Gallery's cover photo
25/03/2019

Chisenhale Gallery's cover photo

Visiting #MandyElSayegh's studio as part of #ChisenhaleGallery's new programme for young people. The collective will pro...
21/03/2019

Visiting #MandyElSayegh's studio as part of #ChisenhaleGallery's new programme for young people.

The collective will programme a response to Mandy's forthcoming exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, 'Cite Your Sources', which opens 12 April 2019.

#Opportunity: There's still time to apply to #NewCreatives, a new opportunity for artists aged 16 – 30 years, who work...
15/03/2019

#Opportunity: There's still time to apply to #NewCreatives, a new opportunity for artists aged 16 – 30 years, who work with audio or moving image 🎥⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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Presented in partnership with The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London; BBC Arts and Arts Council England, this newly launched initiative provides the opportunity for young people, based in London, to produce new work with the support of industry professionals. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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#ChisenhaleGallery is one of seven production partners, including #ICA, #SpaceStudios, #NTS, #Dazed, #KingstonSchoolofArt, and #Werkflow. Over two years Chisenhale Gallery will work with four artists, providing mentoring and support to develop new commissions from initial idea through to final work. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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Deadline: 17 March, 2019⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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For more information, including how to apply, please visit our website https://chisenhale.org.uk/programmes/new-creatives/new-creatives-2019/

Join us tomorrow, Friday 15 March 9-10.30 am, for an early morning viewing of #GhislaineLeung's current exhibition, 'CON...
15/03/2019

Join us tomorrow, Friday 15 March 9-10.30 am, for an early morning viewing of #GhislaineLeung's current exhibition, 'CONSTITUTION', with an introduction to the work by Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement. ⁣

Enjoy coffee and cakes generously provided by the East End Women's Institute ☕ 🍰⁣

'CONSTITUTION' (2019) continues until 24 March 2019.⁣

https://chisenhale.org.uk/event/curators-talk-and-late-opening-2/

⁣"These architectural, spatial and sculptural adornments create an idiosyncratic rhythm that feels simultaneously fami...
15/03/2019

⁣"These architectural, spatial and sculptural adornments create an idiosyncratic rhythm that feels simultaneously familiar, strange and, at times, funny." - #JosephConstable in #ArtMonthly⁣. #GhislaineLeung's current exhibition, 'CONSTITUTION' at #ChisenhaleGallery is featured in this month's issue of Art Monthly

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning for an early morning viewing of #GhislaineLeung's new commission 'CONST...
15/03/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning for an early morning viewing of #GhislaineLeung's new commission 'CONSTITUTION' (2019) with an introduction by Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement.

Thank you also to the #EastEnd #WomensInstitute for the delicious cakes 🍰

'CONSTITUTION' continues until 24 March 2019.

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who joined us for a screening of #JeffPreiss’ 'STOP' at ICA; please join us this friday fo...
11/03/2019

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who joined us for a screening of #JeffPreiss’ 'STOP' at ICA; please join us this friday for an early morning viewing of #GhislaineLeung's commission, 'CONSTITUTION'; the deadline for #NewCreatives has been extended; and more https://chisenhale.org.uk/news/

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who has visited Ghislaine Leung’s exhibition, 'CONSTITUTION' (2019); please join us at the...
04/03/2019
News Archive | Chisenhale Gallery

NEWS: Thank you to everyone who has visited Ghislaine Leung’s exhibition, 'CONSTITUTION' (2019); please join us at the ICA this Wednesday, 6.45pm, for a screening of #JeffPreiss’ film 'STOP'; this is the last week to apply to the #newcreatives programme and more https://chisenhale.org.uk/news/

#GhislaineLeung's new commission, 'CONSTITUTION' (2019) is open Wednesday- Sunday, 12-6pm.⁣⠀⁣⠀"Constitution impl...
28/02/2019

#GhislaineLeung's new commission, 'CONSTITUTION' (2019) is open Wednesday- Sunday, 12-6pm.⁣⠀
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"Constitution implies the bodily and legislative, it is more than a physical structure, it is the people, the architecture, the informal labour and unwritten standards. I started thinking on the relationship between the institution and an individual as a relation between bodies; a partnership, a relationship, romantic, dysfunctional or exploitative, inclusive. I am always trying to think about operating a form of critique that can be more of an exchange." - #GhislaineLeung, #ChisenhaleInterviews⁣⠀
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To read an interview between #EllenGreig Curator: Commissions at #ChisenhaleGallery and Ghislaine, please visit our website https://chisenhale.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Ghislaine-Leung-Chisenhale-Interview.pdf
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Image: Ghislaine Leung, 'CONSTITUTION' (2019). Photo: #AndyKeate⁣

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