Deborah Roberts presents 'I'm' at The Contemporary Austin, Texas, USA

12 September 2020
I'm at The Contemporary Austin, Texas is the first institutional solo exhibition in Texas by Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts. The exhibition comprises a selection of new collages and paintings, as well as two new interactive sound, text, and video sculptures on the museum's first floor. To coincide with the exhibition, the artist has also created a new figurative mural on the exterior of the Jones Center building.

Stephan Balkenhol at Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark

29 May 2020
Museum Jorn in Silkeborg is hosting the first comprehensive presentation of Stephan Balkenhol's work in Denmark. The exhibition was developed in close collaboration with the German artist and features new works.

Jonathan Baldock at Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

7 May 2020
7 May–26 July 2020

Mamma Andersson features in the group exhibition 'Heat/ Energy' at Kummelholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

25 April 2020
Mamma Andersson is included in the group exhibition Heat/ Energy at Kummelholmen on the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden between 25 April-24 May 2020. Inspired by the Kummelholmen's former function as a district heating centre, the exhibition explores the interconnections between art, culture, society and ecology. The show continues at Körsbärsgården, Gotland between 6 June-27 September 2020.

Melvin Edwards is included in 'Kalunga' at Transmission, Glasgow, Scotland

24 April 2020
Melvin Edwards is included in the group exhibition Kalunga presented by Transmission, Glasgow in collaboration with Ana Beatriz Almeida. The exhibition centres on Cameroonian philosopher Achille Mbembe's analysis of necropolitics, the ways in which death and violence may be used to exert power over the living. This exhibition is supported by Glasgow International.

Deborah Roberts is included in the group exhibition 'Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection’ at Pérez Art Museum Miami, Florida, USA.

24 April 2020
Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art is a group exhibition that celebrates recent acquisitions to Pérez Art Museum Miami's collection. Inspired by his upbringing in a number of Latin American countries, Jorge M. Pérez began collecting the work of Cuban and Afro-Latino artists several years ago. Recently he has expanded that focus to include artists of the full African diaspora. Allied with Power shows the result of these years of dedicated effort and exploration. The exhibition showcases a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race.

Mamma Andersson in 'Signature Women' at Artipelag, Gustavsburg, Sweden

8 March 2020
On International Women's Day, Sunday March 8th, the group exhibition Signature Women - 100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene opens at Artipelag, Gustavsburg. The exhibition brings together 350 works across a wide range of media by fifty Swedish woman artists active from the twentieth century to the present day. The show will explore how the work of each of these women interacts with the prevailing social climate at the time when they were most productive.

Rivane Neuenschwander is included in 'Le monde à plat' at Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

6 March 2020
Le monde à plat is a group exhibition at Boghossian Foundation that investigates the multitude of ways that art represents the world: cartography, frontiers and travel, social and ecological shocks. The exhibition spans a wide variety of media including drawing, photography, video, installation and others. Rivane Neuenschwander's digital video work 'Contingent' is included in the exhibition. 

Deborah Roberts is included in 'Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago' at MCA Chicago, Illinois, USA

29 February 2020
Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago is a group exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago that brings together works from across the city's public and private art collections. Stepping away from traditional exhibition formats, the show reimagines the relationships between artists and objects across time, geography, and media.

Stephen Friedman Gallery hosts a talk and performance by Kendell Geers

27 February 2020
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to host an 'in conversation' between Brussels-based South African artist and curator Kendell Geers and poet and writer JJ Bola. The event will take place in Gallery 2 on Thursday 27 February (6.30-7.30pm) and coincides with the artist's solo exhibition 'Love, By Any Means Necessary'.

RSVP is essential as spaces are limited. Please contact rsvp@stephenfriedman.com to reserve your place.

Denzil Forrester in discussion at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

27 February 2020
To coincide with Denzil Forrester's solo exhibition Itchin & Scratchin, Nottingham Contemporary hosts an evening of film and discussion exploring the British-Grenadian artist's practice. The evening launches with 'Denzil's Dance', a film directed by Julian Henriques that follows Forrester's 2019 residency in Jamaica sketching Kingston's open-air nightclubs. The evening concludes with an 'in conversation' between Forrester and the gallery's Director, Sam Thorne tracing the artist's life and 40 year long career. 

'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Kehinde Wiley at William Morris Gallery, London, UK

22 February 2020

Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper at William Morris Gallery is the artist's first solo show in a UK museum. Featuring six new large-scale female portraits, the exhibition offers a visual response to American novelist Charlotte Perkins Gilman's acclaimed feminist text, 'The Yellow Wallpaper', 1892. Wiley explains, "‘The Yellow Wallpaper' is a work of literary fiction that explores the contours of femininity and insanity. This exhibition seeks to use the language of the decorative to reconcile blackness, gender, and a beautiful and terrible past."


Denzil Forrester, 'Itchin & Scratchin' opens at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

8 February 2020
Nottingham Contemporary presents a selection of paintings and works on paper by Denzil Forrester in his largest institutional exhibition to date. Titled Itchin & Scratchin, the show spans Forrester's engagement with the dimly lit dancehalls of 1980s East London to the present-day open-air clubs of Jamaica. The exhibition travels to Spike Island, Bristol in July 2020. 

Kehinde Wiley is included in 'British Baroque: Power and Illusion' at Tate Britain

4 February 2020
British Baroque: Power and Illusion is the first exhibition at Tate devoted to the later 17th century and the first to explore baroque art in Britain. The show will be a chance to encounter a rich but overlooked period of art history and to view many works on display for the first time. The exhibition will feature Kehinde Wiley's monumental painting 'Ship of Fools', 2017 which uses classical painting techniques to explore notions of human heroism and frailty. 

Andreas Eriksson features in the group exhibition ‘Psychotropics' at New Art Centre in Wiltshire, UK

25 January 2020
Psychotropics is a group exhibition at New Art Centre in Wiltshire, UK curated by Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, curator, writer and broadcaster. The exhibition brings together contemporary artists who use innovative forms of abstraction to bridge ideas of nature and culture. Exploring both immersive engagement with materiality and the exhilaration of the virtual, the exhibition opens up a conversation about humans' relationship with the natural world.

Yinka Shonibare CBE is included in 'Radical Revisionists' at Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Texas, USA

24 January 2020
Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present is a group exhibition at Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Texas. The show brings together artists from Africa and the diaspora to explore ideas of race, representation and colonial history.

Yinka Shonibare's 'Wind Sculpture (SG) IV' goes on display at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

7 January 2020
Yinka Shonibare CBE's monumental work 'Wind Sculpture (SG) IV' is now on display near Spelman Halls at Princeton University through May 2020. Made from industrial materials usually used in the construction of buildings, this work is part of a series that explores the idea of harnessing the wind, and freezing it in a moment of time.

Deborah Roberts is included in ‘Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency' at Southwest School of Art, Texas, USA

13 December 2019
Re/Devaluing Colorism is a group exhibition at Southwest School of Art in Texas, guest curated by Aissatour Sidime-Blanton. The exhibition brings together the work of fourteen ethnically and socio-economically diverse female artists to address the harmful effects of colorism today.

Rivane Neuenschwander is included in 'Water' at Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia

7 December 2019
Water is a group exhibition at Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art that explores this vital element that sustains life on Earth. Bringing together work by Australian and international artists, the exhibition aims to spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges that we face today.

David Shrigley is included in the group exhibition, 'Lines from Scotland', touring from St Andrews Museum, Fife, Scotland

9 November 2019
Lines from Scotland is a touring group exhibition that explores Scottish art through the work of three generations of Scottish artists. The show brings together work in a wide variety of media including animation, botanical drawing, landscape, portraiture and product design to reveal the diversity and constant evolution of the visual arts in Scotland. 

Melvin Edwards is included in 'Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011' at MoMA PS1, New York, USA

3 November 2019
Theater of Operations at MoMA PS1 is a group exhibition that examines the legacies of American-led military engagement in Iraq. Although the 1991 Gulf War was short, the conflict marked the start of a lengthy period of military involvement and more than a decade of sanctions. The invasion in 2003 galvanized a broader international response, prompting anti-war protests around the globe. Theater of Operations explores the effects of these wars on artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as responses to the war from artists in the West.

Thomas Hirschhorn features in 'Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011' at MoMA PS1, New York, USA

3 November 2019
Theater of Operations at MoMA PS1 is a group exhibition that examines the legacies of American-led military engagement in Iraq. Although the 1991 Gulf War was short, the conflict marked the start of a lengthy period of military involvement and more than a decade of sanctions. The invasion in 2003 galvanized a broader international response, prompting anti-war protests around the globe. Theater of Operations explores the effects of these wars on artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as responses to the war from artists in the West.

Deborah Roberts is selected for 'The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today', touring from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

26 October 2019
The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today features work by the almost 50 finalists of National Portrait Gallery's latest Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The exhibition encompasses a wide range of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and performance. Deborah Roberts' recent collage '80 Days (Nessun Dorma Series)' is amongst the works selected for inclusion. The exhibition tours from National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. to Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri and Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska (2019–2021).

Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united at the former residence of the French Emperor, Château de Malmaison, Paris, France

9 October 2019
Jacques-Louis David's celebrated 19th-century portrait of Napoleon on horseback will be shown alongside Kehinde Wiley's dramatic homage to the painting for the first time this autumn. Both works go on display at Château de Malmaison in western Paris, formerly Napoleon Bonaparte's private estate, and will travel to Brooklyn Museum, New York in January 2020.

Denzil Forrester is commissioned by TFL for Brixton Underground Station, London, UK

19 September 2019

Art on the Underground have commissioned Grenada-born, British artist Denzil Forrester to create a large-scale public artwork, currently on view until September 2020. Forrester is the third commission in a new series at Brixton, following on from Njideka Akunyili Crosby in 2018 and Aliza Nisenbaum in 2019. The programme selects artists to respond to the diverse narratives of the murals from the 1980s, the rapid development of the area and the wider social and political history of mural making.

Deborah Roberts is Included in ‘Still I Rise' at Kidspace Gallery and Art-Making Studio At MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, USA

15 June 2019
Still I Rise at Kidspace Gallery and Art-Making Studio At MASS MoCA, Massachusetts is a group exhibition that refers back to Maya Angelou's 1978 verse of the same name. The show brings together artists who use portraiture to contest the misogynistic nature of historical figuration, typically painted by white men for white men.

'Hazmat Love' (2016) by Tom Friedman goes on display at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, USA

25 May 2019
‘Hazmat Love' (2016) by Tom Friedman is currently on display at the entrance of Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut. The sculpture embodies Tom Friedman's unparalleled technical craftsmanship and unique creative philosophy. The work depicts two figures, clasping hands and engaged in what could be a dance, embrace or greeting. The artist describes the scene as a ‘dystopian romance - love in a toxic environment'. 


Melvin Edwards is included in the touring group exhibition 'African American Art in the 20th Century' organised by Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

19 February 2019
African American Art in the 20th Century is a group exhibition organised by Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) travelling to several cities across the United States between 2019 and 2020. The exhibition presents nearly 50 paintings and sculptures by 32 African American artists from the museum's significant collection. 

Ilona Keserü and Anne Truitt in 'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera' at The Met Fifth Avenue, New York, USA

17 December 2018
Featuring work from the 1940s to the present day, 'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera' explores large-scale abstract painting, sculpture and assemblage. Iconic pieces from The Met collection are shown in conversation with works by international artists such as Ilona Keserü and Anne Truitt.

Tom Friedman in 'Mad World' at Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

20 November 2018
Bringing together exemplary works from the Marciano Collection, 'Mad World' exhibits the rampant absurdities of contemporary life. With several works that reflect on childhood and the cycle of life, the show aims to encourage consideration of the future - of what may or may not be a likely, or desirable, trajectory. Hand in hand with this theme is the notion of identity which, examined through innovative portraiture, highlights the unknown and unpredictable in ourselves and others. Ideas of how

Melvin Edwards is included in the touring exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ developed by Tate Modern, London

12 July 2017
Soul of a Nation shines a light on the vital contribution of black artists to an important period in American history and art. Featuring the work of 60 artists this landmark exhibition examines the influences, including the civil rights movement, Minimalism, and abstraction, on artists such as Romare Bearden, Melvin Edwards, Noah Purifoy, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Alma Thomas, Charles White, and William T. Williams.