Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ exhibition, The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together, which is now open until 12 March, Friday-Sunday, 2-6pm. Fortnightly Episodes take place on Thursday 2 February, Thursday 16 February and Thursday 2 March from 7pm. Please click here to read more information about the exhibition. Image is by Mark Blower.   

Please join us on Saturday 28 January, 3pm for an afternoon viewing of Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ exhibition with an introduction to the work by Eliel Jones, Exhibitions and Events Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. For more information on all of the events, including a conversation between Baczynski-Jenkins and Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) at Tate, please click here.  

Ayo Akingbade’s film, Tower XYZ (2016)which was produced as part of our STOP PLAY RECORD programme last year, is being screened at the BFI Future Film Festival on Friday 17 February. The film will run with other shorts under a screening programme titled Home is not a Place but a Feeling. To watch Akingbade’s film online, please click here.   

Chisenhale Gallery would like to congratulate Chisenhale programme alumni Alexandra Bachzetsis for her solo exhibition, Massacre: Variations on a Theme, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Duncan Campbell for his solo exhibition at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels; Shen Xin for her solo exhibition, Strongholds, at Lychee One, London; and Imran Perreta for his solo presentation at Jerwood Space, London.


Please join us this Thursday 19 January, 6.30-8.30pm for the opening of Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ exhibition The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together, a new body of work and the largest commission to date by the London and Warsaw-based artist and choreographer. For his new commission Baczynski-Jenkins presents a choreography that unfolds across the duration of the exhibition, examining the relationships between affection, distraction, desire and loss. Performed by Baczynski-Jenkins’ collaborators, the choreography incorporates two temporal formats: fortnightly ‘Episodes’ on Thursday evenings, followed by extended ‘Fugue’ performances every Friday to Sunday, 2-6pm. To find out more about the exhibition, please click here.

This exhibition has been made possible by the kind support of the Gaia Art Foundation. With additional thanks to Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Delfina Foundation and Chisenhale Dance Space.   

The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together is developed in collaboration with and performed by Magdalena Chowaniec, Jia-Yu Corti, Kwabena Darko, Jonathan Gonzalez, Samuel Kennedy, Matthew Morris, Jayson Patterson and Thelma Sharma.

Admission is free and no booking is required. The gallery has limited capacity and visitors will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please click here to see the dates and times of the Episodes and Fugues.

In association with Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ exhibition we have a programme of related events including a conversation between the artist and Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) at Tate on Thursday 9 February, 7pm. For more information on all of the events please click here.

Thank you to all of the artists who have been in residence on Chisenhale Gallery’s Instagram, which began in 2014 with Ed Fornieles. Many thanks to Chisenhale Alumni Caragh Thuring, Patrick Staff, Ahmet Ögüt, Nicholas Mangan, Jumana Manna, Park McArthur, Yuri Pattison, Leah Clements, Josh Bitelli, Milo van der Maaden, Imran Perretta, Shen Xin, Ian Law and Ed Fornieles. Follow us on Instagram for updates, news and behind the scenes insights to our exhibitions, events and offsite projects.

Chisenhale Gallery would like to welcome our new Development Coordinator, Kathryne Honey to the team. Kathryne will be managing our Benefactors Programme. We would like to thank all of our Benefactors for their ongoing support.


The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for Alex Baczysnki-Jenkins’ exhibition, The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together. Rehearsals are underway with performers from London and Warsaw. For his new commission at Chisenhale Gallery, Baczynki-Jenkins presents a choreography that unfolds across the duration of the exhibition through fortnightly event-based episodes, followed by weekly fugue performances every Friday to Sunday, 2-6pm. Please join us for the opening on Thursday 19 January, 6.30-8.30pm. The Episode will start at 7pm. For more information please click here   

This is the last week of Ian Law’s residency on Chisenhale Gallery’s Instagram. As part of our 21st Century programme, Law produced a new performance drawing from archival material relating to an exhibition by Absalon, which was staged at Chisenhale Gallery in 1995. To watch Out of the livingout of the office, a special online commission featuring edited rehearsal footage from Law’s performance, please click here. Follow us on Instagram here.       

A new page introducing the Chisenhale Gallery archive was recently launched on our website. Our online archive is a dynamic research resource where visitors can browse past exhibitions, read interviews from our Chisenhale Interviews series, explore our education and offsite programmes, and listen to recordings from talks and events. The new Explore the Archive page presents a selection of rotating highlights from our online archive, celebrating Chisenhale Gallery’s historic commissions. To visit the new page, please click here.  

This is the final chance to benefit from our special Christmas discount for limited edition artworks. A discount of 10% is available on all Chisenhale Gallery Editions until 13 January. Chisenhale Friends and Patrons will receive a 20% discount. To view and purchase editions please visit our online shop.