The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by artist Lydia Ourahmane, which opens on Thursday 25 January, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click hereChisenhale Gallery’s office is open Monday to Wednesday, 10am-6pm, this week. We will be closed for the holidays from Thursday 21 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018. 

Our special Christmas Discount continues until 31 January 2018 with 10% off all Chisenhale Editions. Chisenhale Friends and Patrons will receive a 20% discount. We are now taking orders for collection only. All editions are available for pick up at Chisenhale Gallery until Wednesday 20 December. Orders placed after 21 December will be processed from 3 January 2017. To view the whole range of limited editions, please visit our online shop

We are recruiting for a full time, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement. This role is part of the Gallery’s renowned Curatorial Trainee Programme, which provides outstanding training, structured mentoring and professional development for emerging curators. The role is designed to provide hands on training in curating, arts management, audience development, events programming, arts education, communications, and a comprehensive overview of gallery operations. To find out more and to download an Application Pack, please click here.

We are currently looking for performers who identify as women to work with Chisenhale Gallery forthcoming programme participant Paul Maheke on his new commission. The performers will be required to memorise and recite excerpts from a script and present amateur magic tricks to visitors at set times during gallery opening hours. The performers will need a background in theatre and/or visual arts performance. Ideally they will also have some experience in performing magic tricks, although this is not essential.

To express interest or for more information, please email Eliel Jones, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions, eliel.jones@chisenhale.org.uk by 8 January 2018. Please include supporting material such as a CV, portrait and video documentation of previous projects if available.

From everyone at Chisenhale Gallery, season’s greetings and a Happy New Year.


Thank you to everyone who visited Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Context, which came to an end on Sunday. The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by artist Lydia Ourahmane, which opens on Thursday 25 January, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click here. Chisenhale Gallery’s office is open during our usual hours, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm. We will be closed for the holidays from Thursday 21 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018.  

Thank you also to the group of Year 10 students from St Paul’s Way Trust Secondary School who joined us at the gallery last week for a conversation about 'the situation', organised as part of Hannah Black’s exhibition events. To explore audio and video documentation of other conversations organised as part of the Engagement Programme, please click here. Recordings include conversations between Larne Abse Gogarty and Hannah Proctor, Ciarán Finlayson and Marina Vishmidt, as well as Ayesha Taylor and Hannah Caller, organised in collaboration with Hannah Black.  

To read an interview between Hannah Black and Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, please click here. Media coverage of Black’s exhibition includes MAP MagazineThe White ReviewThis is TomorrowThe White Pube and Art Monthly.

We are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to our development team at Chisenhale Gallery. Ioanna Nitsou takes up the new role of Development Manager. Ioanna previously worked at Chisenhale as Development Coordinator, and we are delighted to have her return to lead the team. Fran Futers joins us as Development Coordinator, and Alexandra White will continue her role as Development and Operations Assistant.  

Chisenhale Gallery would like to congratulate Lubaina Himid for winning the 2017 Turner Prize. Click here to find out more about Himid’s 1989 exhibition, The Ballad of the Wing, at Chisenhale Gallery. Programme alumni and forthcoming programme participants with exhibitions opening this week include Faisal Abdu’Allah at Autograph ABP, London, as well as Jumana Manna and Lawrence Abu Hamdan at Nottingham Contemporary.


Thanks to all of our friends and patrons who attended a conversation last Saturday between Polly Staple, Chisenhale Gallery Director; Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions; and forthcoming Chisenhale programme participants Lydia Ourahmane and Paul Maheke. Lydia and Paul each spoke about their practice in relation to their forthcoming 2018 Chisenhale Gallery commissions. Thanks to all of our friends and patrons for their continued support of Chisenhale Gallery. To find out more about our Friends and Patrons' Programme, please click here. Image is from the event, by Mark Blower.

This is the last week to see Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Contextat Chisenhale Gallery. The exhibition is open until Sunday 10 December, every Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm and on Thursday 7 December the gallery has extended opening hours until 9pm. To listen to a series of conversations organised as part of Black’s exhibition events ––including conversations between Larne Abse Gogarty and Hannah Proctor, as well as Ciarán Finlayson and Marina Vishmidt––please visit the Audio/Video section of our website. 

The special 10% Christmas discount on all Chisenhale Editions continues until 31 January 2018. Chisenhale Friends and Patrons will receive a 20% discount. Please join us at the gallery for our Festive Sale Event on Thursday 7 December from 6-9pm where our full range of editions will be on display. Complimentary drinks will be served and Eliel Jones, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions, will give an introduction to Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Contextat 7pm, organised as part of First Thursdays. All proceeds raised from our editions, kindly donated by artists, directly support the artistic programme at Chisenhale Gallery, commissioning major new works.
Chisenhale Gallery would like to congratulate Chisenhale programme participant Luke Willis Thompson, whose Chisenhale Gallery and Create London commission, Autoportrait (2017), has been shortlisted for the 2018 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, as well as Hannah Black for receiving a Warhol Foundation Writing Grant 2017 for her book Vernacular Loneliness. Further congratulations to Chisenhale Gallery programme alumnae Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi for their 2017 Turner Prize nomination, and our best wishes to all of the nominees for tomorrow evening’s award ceremony. Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni with exhibitions opening this week include Ahmet Öğüt at Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Denmark and Yuri Pattison at ICA Miami.