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.


Lydia Ourahmane, Droit de Sang (Blood Right), 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, so far. The exhibition continues until Sunday 25 March. The gallery is open every Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm.

On Friday, Lydia Ourahmane hosts an evening of live sound performance at her home in Brixton. Doors open at 7pm, and performances begin at 8pm. This event has now sold out.

Media coverage of Ourahmane’s exhibition to date includes articles in Elephant, The Art Newspaper Studio International and Mousse Magazine.

Thank you to everyone who has attended recent talks and events programmed in collaboration with Ourahmane as part of the Engagement Programme. To listen to recordings of events, including a talk with Youssef Ourahmane and a gallery tour led by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith, please click here.

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni with recent and forthcoming openings and events include Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, whose work is currently on view at Tate Britain as part of the group exhibition All too Human and Benedict Drew, who is included in Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkardness at Dundee Contemporary Arts, which opened over the weekend. Maeve Brennan will also give the inaugural Cass Histories lecture on Tuesday 20 March at Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.


Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday for an introduction by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery to Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, The you in us. The talk was followed by a listening event with Lydia Ourahmane and artist Hiba Ismail, who translated the lyrics of songs from a selection of 7-inch vinyl by Raï musician Mohamed Belkhayati. Thank you also to everyone who attended The Soundhoppers' workshop for families last Saturday. The event explored deep listening and the different properties of sound through play, using a range of soundboxes and games. All images by Sam Nightingale.

On Friday 16 March, Lydia Ourahmane hosts an evening of live sound performance at her home in Brixton. Doors open at 7pm, and performances begin at 8pm. This event has now sold out.

Chisenhale Gallery is pleased to announce that Eliel Jones, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, has curated Acts of Translation, a group exhibition at MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan opening on 7 March. Eliel is the 2016-18 Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, an 18-month post that is part of Chisenhale Gallery’s Curatorial Trainee Programme for emerging curators, which is supported by Sirine and Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh. The exhibition includes Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni Alex Baczysnki-Jenkins, Lubaina Himid, Jumana Manna, Helen Marten, Lydia Ourahmane and Wolfgang Tillmans, among other artists.

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumna Rachel Whiteread opens a solo show at Belvedere 21 Museum in Vienna this week, which includes work from her Chisenhale Gallery commission, Ghost, 1990.