Skip to main content Skip to site map (in footer)

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Art Gallery presents exhibitions, working with international, national and regional partners to bring contemporary ideas and art practice to a diverse audience. The gallery runs an extensive education and outreach programme, and a wide range of talks, events and film screenings, as well as a cafe and bookshop. Our funding supports core costs, artistic programme and education.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,500,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,536,000
  • 2014-2015: £1,575,936

Video feed

Adventures of the Black Square at the Whitechapel Gallery

A major new exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today is on show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 15 January 2015 - 6 April 2015. Tickets on sale now. It brings together over 100 works by 100 modern masters and contemporary artists including Carl Andre, David Batchelor, Dan Flavin, Andrea Fraser, Piet Mondrian, Gabriel Orozco, Hélio Oiticica, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Rosemarie Trockel, Theo Van Doesburg and Andrea Zittel, taking over six exhibition spaces across the gallery. The exhibition Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015 runs from 15 January 2015 - 6 April 2015.

Bart Lodewijks' project at the Whitechapel Gallery

How can drawing activate a shared experience? Stating that his lines are made both of ‘chalk and trust’, Dutch artist Bart Lodewijks is interested in drawing as a social practice built on conversations with individuals and communities. Working in collaboration with two groups of young people from across London, Lodewijks created a series of assignments that were the basis for workshops exploring public spaces. The project challenged participants to expand their idea of drawing, and developed into creative interventions inside and outside of the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition White Li(n)es runs from 9 December 2014 - 8 March 2015.

Richard Tuttle at the Whitechapel Gallery

Richard Tuttle: I Don't Know. The Weave of Textile Language 14 October - 14 December 2014 Renowned North American master Richard Tuttle (b.1941) fuses sculpture, painting and poetry. This five decade survey focuses on his use of textiles as test site. Colours mutate as they seep through cloth; canvas becomes geometric abstraction. Even sprockets, wires and stitching are part of his lyrical visual syntax. Tuttle also choreographs us - we might stub our toe on an object nestling against the wall or be arrested by a construction's ascent into space. Ranging from the three inch piece of rope that shocked New York's critics in the 1970s - to his enthralling book-works - this show immerses us in Tuttle's playful universe of form. Presented in conjunction with a major installation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall and accompanied by a comprehensive publication.

Show 21 more videos

Curator's Introduction to: Richard Tuttle: I Don't Know. The Weave of Textile Language

Curator At Large, Magnus Af Petersens meets with Richard Tuttle to discuss the artist's use of textiles and the themes of the exhibition.

Talk: Martha Rosler: Big Ideas

Friday 11 July, 2014 The renowned American artist discusses her varied and highly influential practice, using pivotal conceptual text and image work from the mid-1970s as a starting point for the conversation. She is joined by art historian Steve Edwards. This talk is held in connection with Afterall and the One Work publication Martha Rosler: The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems by Steve Edwards.

Fraser Muggeridge: Mimeographica Alphabetica (4 October - 30 November 2014)

Renowned for his innovative exhibition catalogues and books, graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge (b. 1973) worked with a group of 16 year old Graphic Design students from Welling School to creatively reinvent alphabets and typography. The final exhibition of the project showcases a stencilled alphabet designed and printed using a manual mimeograph machine – alongside materials such as stencil lettering tools and guides.

Artists' Film International October 2014 Highlights

A new season of works presented at the Whitechapel Gallery for Artists’ Film International, a collection of artists’ film, video and animation from around the world. Including artists Jorge Macchi (Argentina), Nicole Miller (USA), Angela Su (China), Oded Hirsch (Israel) and Provmyza Group (Russia).

Curator's introduction to Giulio Paolini: To Be or Not to Be, ( 9 July - 14 September)

Curator Daniel F. Herrmann introduces the artist and the themes of the exhibition, including the role of the artist and the viewer. http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/giulio-paolini-to-be-or-not-to-be

Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, Q&A at the Whitechapel Gallery, June 2014

Matthew Barney Weekend, London, 28 - 29 June, 2014 Matthew Barney and James Lingwood, Director of Artangel, discuss the artist's epic film series The Cremaster Cycle (1994–2002), a visually arresting experience which creates a mythology for the modern world. From Mormonism to Houdini, satyrs and nymphs to the Celtic giant Fingal, at the heart of the film’s cast of characters and symbols is New York’s iconic skyscraper the Chrysler Building. In partnership with the English National Opera.

Giulio Paolini at the Whitechapel Gallery

Giulio Paolini: To Be or Not to Be, 9 July - 14 September 2014 Italian artist Giulio Paolini immerses us in elegant installations of canvases, windows, fragments of statuary and checkerboards – sometimes presented by 18th century footmen. Believing that every work of art embodies earlier traditions, Paolini pays tribute to artists such as Chardin, Lotto and Velazquez. His own face, hands and eyes reappear throughout the show, as he asks Hamlet’s question of the artist.

Artists' Film International July 2014 trailer

This Season's showcase of artists' film from around the world: Yuri Ancarani (Italy), Mattias Härenstam (Norway), Masooda Noora (Afghanistan), Uudam Tran Nguyen (Vietnam) and Amir Yatziv (Germany). http://bit.ly/1nWdlSQ

Chris Marker, La Jetee, 1962

Chris Marker La Jetee (1962) Extract © 1963 Argos Films

Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat - Curator's Introduction

The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first UK retrospective of visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and multimedia artist Chris Marker (1921 -- 2012).

Swarovski Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon 2014

British artist Howard Hodgkin was announced as the first ever Swarovski Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon. The award honours his lifetime achievement as one of our greatest artists.

Trailer: Artists' Film International Spring 2014

The global narrative of conflict, the rise of neo-liberalism and our relationship to nature are the themes explored through a trio of films from Belgrade, Istanbul and Mumbai. An evocative film One day, instead of one night, a burst of machine-gun fire will flash, if light cannot come otherwise (Oskar Davičo), (2009) by fearless artist Milica Tomić explores how conflict has become part of the fabric of our everyday lives. Tomić's film follows the artist walking through the streets of Belgrade with a machine gun, passing civilians who are seemingly unfazed by her weapon. A darkly comic new work, Crisis and Control (2013) from Burak Delier, sees office workers adopting uncomfortable and strenuous physical positions as they recite personal stories to the viewer. It highlights tensions between labour, human ambition and the inevitable disillusionment that ensues. Tejal Shah's abstract film, Some Kind of Nature (2013) paints a surreal and mystical picture which acts as an allegory for humankind's relationship to nature. While observing and meditating on various landscapes, the artist amplifies the poetry inherent in them. With special and sensual attention to rocks and trees, these inanimate beings begin to come alive and unfurl a communication of their own.

The London Art Book Fair 2014

The London Art Book Fair is an annual event which celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing. Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery, it showcases a diverse range of work ranging from individual artist publishers to galleries, magazines, colleges, arts publishing houses, rare book dealers and distributors.

Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography: Richard Mosse

Thursday 16 January, 2014 - 9pm A discussion on aesthetics, conflict and the camera with photographer Richard Mosse, who represented Ireland at the 55th Venice Biennale with his multimedia installation The Enclave -- depicting Congolese war zones through the use of discontinued military surveillance film. Led by Tate Curator Andrew Wilson. Supported by Pictet & Cie. Don't miss the latest Talks & Discussions at the Whitechapel Gallery: http://bit.ly/UI4PLT

Whitechapel Gallery Audio Guide: Winter 2014

Audio guide to the Whitechapel Gallery Winter 2014 exhibition programme.

Hannah Höch at the Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major UK exhibition of the influential German artist Hannah Höch (1889-1978). Bringing together over 100 works from major international collections, the exhibition examines Höch's extraordinary career from the 1910s to the 1970s. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/JqGUPi

Introduction to Hannah Höch

Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies, Daniel F. Herrmann, introduces Hannah Höch at the Whitechapel Gallery. For more information on the show visit: http://bit.ly/JqGUPi To discover more about the artist take a look at the catalogue published in coordination with the exhibition here: http://bit.ly/1hFAb0o

Conversation: Kader Attia

The artist talks to Chief Curator Magnus af Petersens about his research across anthropology, science and material culture, confronting the layered ideas of continuity and repair in his new commission. More info: http://bit.ly/19NAD67

Lecture: Truth and Lies: Joep van Lieshout

Joep van Lieshout, guest speaker in the first edition of a new annual memorial lecture on alternative dialogues between art and architecture - from the subversive and spectacular, to the intimate and experimental. Each lecture features a visionary practitioner on the thought and process behind their work.

Kader Attia Trailer

Artist Kader Attia introduces his commission created specifically for the Whitechapel Gallery -- open until November 2014.

Arts Council England is not responsible for the social media content on this organisation's page

Contact details

www.whitechapelgallery.org

77-82
Whitechapel High Street
London
E1 7QX

51.515469, -0.06887

  • 51.515469 -0.06887

View all National portfolio organisation and Major partner museums on our interactive map

Seen something out of date?
Tell us enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk