Claire Barclay takes part in ‘Art Car Boot Sale’ 2019 at SWG3, Glasgow, UK

30 June 2019
Located on the ground floor of SWG3, The Art Car Boot Sale 2019 brings together works by more than one hundred UK-based artists. The emerging and established artists involved will be selling unique works and editions directly from the boots of their cars.

'Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare CBE Curates the Arts Council Collection' at Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

28 June 2019
The touring exhibition Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare CBE Curates the Arts Council Collection opens at its final destination, Southampton City Art Gallery. Selecting works from the Arts Council Collection as a starting point, British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE curates an exhibition that revels in pattern and ornament.

Kehinde Wiley will be honoured by the Gordon Parks Foundation this year

4 June 2019
The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction will take place on Tuesday 4 June 2019. The evening will also honour Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chelsea Clinton, Carol Sutton Lewis and William M. Lewis, Jr. and Raf Simons.

Mamma Andersson to take part in a cultural exchange in Mumbai hosted by Consul General of Sweden, Ulrika Sundburg.

4 June 2019
‘Swedish Style Mumbai!' is a project that brings together creative industries from India and Sweden for a vibrant cultural exchange. Among those from the Swedish fashion, design, architecture, photography, fine arts, film, technology, gastronomy and music industries, who will participate in the exchange are Michelin Star chef Marco Baudone, contemporary artists Mamma Andersson, Idun Baltzersen, Anna Camner and Rolf Hansson and stylist and designer Selam Fessahaye. Among the Indian participants are award-winning architect Bijoy Jain and fashion curator Gautam Vazirani.

New book on Denzil Forrester's work to be launched at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

23 May 2019
We are delighted to announce that a new book on Denzil Forrester's work will be launched on Thursday 23 May at Stephen Friedman Gallery. The evening will also feature an ‘In Conversation' event between the artist and British art critic Louisa Buck from 6.30 to 7.30pm.

YInka Shonibare CBE in conversation with Ekow Eshun at Tate Modern, London, UK

14 May 2019
In this event for Tate Modern, Yinka Shonibare CBE and curator Ekow Eshun will discuss identity politics, a topic the artist has explored throughout his thirty year career. This event coincides with the display of Shonibare's 'The British Library' (2014) at Tate Modern, an installation which reflects on the impact of immigration on all aspects of British culture, while creating a space for dialogue about national identity, cultural exchange and notions of belonging.

Yinka Shonibare CBE to give a talk at Sarabande Foundation, London as part of ‘Inspiration Series’.

13 May 2019
On 13 May, Yinka Shonibare CBE will be giving a talk between 7-9pm as part of the ‘Inspiration Series'. Other speakers who have taken part in the series include Thom Browne, Juno Calypso, Mat Collinshaw, Martin Parr, and Grayson Perry.

Robert Buck awarded Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2018-19 Grant

27 April 2019
Robert Buck is one of 111 artists internationally to have received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2018-19 Grant. The 124 grants awarded in this most recent grant cycle totalled $3,168,000. The grants provide invaluable support for artists and not-for-profit organisations including museums, art schools, and artist residency programs. The Foundation has also provided Emergency Relief Grants to artists affected by recent hurricanes and California wildfires.

Juan Araujo at PEER, London, UK

26 April 2019
For PEER, Juan Araujo has created a new series of paintings and multimedia works that are based on photographs taken during his research visits to the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire and the Barbican Centre, London in early 2018. These two sources enabled the artist to pursue one of his long-term preoccupations - the consideration of how various articulations of modernist histories can be variously read through art and architecture, and the connections between them.

Paul McDevitt curates group exhibition, ‘Du coq à l’âne’ (‘from cock to ass’) at Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France

24 April 2019
For this curatorial project, Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quaback take as their starting point the idea of exchanging cities: Paul the Scotsman who lives in Berlin, and Cornelius the German in Glasgow. Focussing on these important centres of artistic production, the exhibition shows how artists today participate in the dynamic activity of the cities in which they live and work. 

Join David Shrigley and Agricola Due Leoni for a signing-and-tasting session at Printed Matter, New York, USA

23 April 2019
Join David Shrigley and Italian olive oil producer, Agricola Due Leoni, in a signing-and-tasting session at Printed Matter, New York. In a wry look at the idea of extra “virgin” olive oil, Shrigley has created a witty label design for the award-winning Lazio-based producer. Agricola Due Leoni gives free range to artists to interpret the image of its organic, cold-pressed, primarily hand-harvested olive oil.

Andreas Eriksson: ‘Cutouts, Mistakes and Threads’ at Braunsfelder, Cologne, Germany

11 April 2019
Since 2017, a former fittings factory in Cologne-Ehrenfeld has played host to curated exhibitions of German and international artists. Displaying contemporary works of painting and sculpture by emerging and established artists, the basis of this private initiative is a local family's collection: the Braunsfelder Family Collection. Neugerriemschneider has played a vital part in the development of this collaborative project.

Tate London acquires installation, 'The British Library' (2014) by Yinka Shonibare CBE

8 April 2019
Highlighting the impact of immigration on British culture, 'The British Library' (2014) is a site-specific installation with a digital platform for visitors to join in the discussion. Open to the public for free as part of Tate Modern's collection displays.

Stephan Balkenhol at The Museum of Sepulchral Culture, Kassel, Germany

6 April 2019
Stephan Balkenhol presents a solo show at the Museum of Sepulchral Culture in Kassel, Germany. Included in the exhibition are large sculptural works, hand-carved in Wawa wood including the locally named 'Venus of Kassel', (2016) and 'Male Torso', (2016).

Yinka Shonibare CBE in 'Fly me to the moon. The moon landing: 50 years on' at Kunsthaus, Zürich

5 April 2019
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing - an event that transformed our relationship with the world and our environment. In celebration of this landmark event, this exhibition is a journey through the history of artists’ engagement with the Moon from the Romantic era to the present day. Covering a wide variety of themes, the exhibition explores lunar topography, moonlight and the Moon’s shadow, ailments associated with the Moon, zero gravity and the Moon as mass media phenomen

'Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare CBE Curates the Arts Council Collection' at Longside Gallery, Wakefield, UK

5 April 2019
The touring exhibition Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare CBE Curates the Arts Council Collection opens at Longside Gallery, this Spring. Selecting works from the Arts Council Collection as a starting point, British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE curates an exhibition that revels in pattern and ornament.

Rivane Neuenschwander in ‘Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art’ at Art Paris 2019, Grand Palais, Paris, France

4 April 2019
For its twenty first edition, Art Paris 2019 brings together 150 modern and contemporary art galleries in the majestic setting of the Grand Palais. Favouring a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, the fair places special emphasis this year on new horizons in Latin American Art with the exhibition, ‘Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art'.

'Let Them Be Children' (2018) by Deborah Roberts has been acquired by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA.

2 April 2019
‘Let Them Be Children' (2018) is one of the largest and most populous works that Deborah Roberts has made to date. The artist's use of collage speaks to the challenges encountered by young black children as they strive to build their identity, particularly as they respond to preconceived social constructs in terms of the black community, the white gaze and visual culture at large. 

Deborah Roberts' first catalogue is now available for pre-purchase, 'The Evolution of Mimi' at Spelman Museum of Fine Art.

29 March 2019
We are delighted to announce that Deborah Roberts' first catalogue is now available for pre-purchase, 'The Evolution of Mimi' at Spelman Museum of Fine Art.

Yinka Shonibare CBE at Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

21 March 2019
Yinka Shonibare CBE's first solo exhibition in Japan will take place as part of a special programme at Fukuoka Art Museum, which will relaunch the museum after its recent renovation.

Kehinde Wiley launches Black Rock Artists Residency, Dakar, Senegal

19 March 2019
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Kehinde Wiley's new multi-disciplinary artist-in-residency program, Black Rock Senegal. Located on the westernmost point of continental Africa, Black Rock will bring together an international group of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers to join Kehinde Wiley at his new artists compound.

Yinka Shonibare CBE and David Shrigley in 'The Lie of the Land' at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

16 March 2019
‘The Lie of the Land' at MK Gallery charts how industrialisation transformed the meaning of leisure in Britain. Capturing the visionary spirit of historical designs for the use of public space, the exhibition explores some of the aspirations that underpin our built environments today.

Yinka Shonibare CBE in 'Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography' at Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

12 March 2019
The re-staging of past events presents an opportunity for contemporary photographers to highlight underrepresented stories and to critique established narratives. 'Encore: Reenactement in Contemporary Photography' brings together works by seven artists who have employed the idea of reenactment in their respective practices.

Deborah Roberts is an Artist in Residence at Rauschenberg Residency at Captiva, Florida, USA

4 March 2019
In 2012, the inauguration of the Rauschenberg Residency saw the studios, houses, and property functioning together as a vibrant creative centre. Established as one of the foundation's major strategic initiatives, the residency program serves more than seventy artists annually.

The book launch of ‘Juan Araujo: El jardin de los senderos que se bifurcan’ will take place at ARCO Madrid.

1 March 2019
The book launch of ‘Juan Araujo: El jardin de los senderos que se bifurcan' will take place at ARCO Madrid this year, at Cristina Contemporary Art, Stand 9A05. The publication has been produced through a collaboration between Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Galleria Continua, Galeria Luisa Strina, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

A monumental portrait by Kehinde Wiley has been acquired by the Saint Louis Art Museum

22 February 2019
Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired one of the stand out works from its recent exhibition, ‘Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis' (23 November 2018-10 February 2019). The monumental portrait ‘Charles I' will be installed in the museum's contemporary galleries this summer alongside works by artists including Nick Cave, Kerry James Marshall, and Faith Ringgold. This painting is one of two works in the exhibition that the artist based on a 1633 portrait of the English king by Daniel Martensz Mytens the Elder

Yinka Shonibare CBE features in ‘Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things’ at The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK.

16 February 2019
‘Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things' brings together over 50 of Odundo's vessels alongside a selection of historic and contemporary objects. Curated by the artist, the exhibition reveals the vast array of references from around the globe that have informed the development of her distinctive work. 'Jane Morris' by Yinka Shonibare CBE is included in the exhibition. 

Kehinde Wiley’s new portrait ‘Jacob de Graeff’ (2018) has been acquired by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma, USA.

15 February 2019
Kehinde Wiley's new portrait will headline the reopening of OKMOA's second-floor galleries this Spring. Part of an exciting new presentation of the museum's permanent collection, the painting will be on display in a new portrait gallery featuring works by Anthony Van Dyck, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and George Bellows.

Tonico Lemos Auad and Andreas Eriksson feature in 'New Materialism' at Bonniers Konsthall

13 February 2019
The autumn group exhibition gathers 13 artists who work within textile, wood, clay and ceramics. The exhibition focusses attention on the increasing interest in crafts as a material and method within the contemporary art field.

Kehinde Wiley features in ‘Dreamweavers’ presented by ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean and UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills, California, USA.

13 February 2019
Examining the shifting boundary between fact and fantasy, the works included in 'Dreamweavers' are deeply psychological and provocatively imaginative. With a focus on contemporary politics, the exhibition centres on the ongoing struggle for social stability. Featuring artists whose work sits within today's powerful Black renaissance, the exhibition attests to passionate resistance in the face of widespread feelings of oppression.

Tonico Lemos Auad exhibits in group show, 'In the Labyrinth' at Large Glass, London, UK

8 February 2019
The idea of the labyrinth has inspired many artists through time. This show brings together labyrinthine works by exceptional, contemporary artists: Alice Channer, Dorothy Cross, Tonico Lemos Auad, Helen Mirra, Alison Turnbull, Mark Wallinger and Carey Young. The inspiration for the show comes from Charlotte Higgins' book ‘Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths'.

Katy Hessel to conduct a walkthrough of Out of This World during the exhibition opening at Stephen Friedman Gallery

6 February 2019
We are delighted that Katy Hessel will conduct a walkthrough of ‘Out of This World' at Stephen Friedman Gallery during the exhibition opening next Wednesday 6 February. Beginning at 6:30 pm, Katy will be joined by a number of the artists to explore some of the key themes in the show.

Kehinde Wiley in '30 Americans', a group exhibition at Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

2 February 2019
'30 Americans' surveys the work of contemporary African American artists from the past three decades. Drawn from the Rubell Family Collection, works on display range from painting, to sculpture, installation, video and work on paper. The exhibition was first staged in 2008 at the Rubell's warehouse in Miami, and has since travelled to museums throughout the USA, with each given the opportunity to curate a unique exhibition from the Collection's extensive holdings.

Ged Quinn in conversation with Marquard Smith for Paintingresearch at Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK

31 January 2019
Paintingresearch is a group of researchers based at #WimbledonCollegeofArts. Each year, the group selects a theme based on prevalences that its members witness in students' painting. Ged Quinn in conversation with Marquard Smith is part of a programme of speakers, residencies and panels organised to explore this year's theme of ‘Ruin'.

Thomas Hirschhorn takes part in Engadin Art Talks' (E.A.T.) 9th Edition in Zuoz, Switzerland

26 January 2019
On Saturday 26 January, Thomas Hirschhorn takes part in Engadin Art Talks' (E.A.T.) 9th Edition in Zuoz, Switzerland. Tackling this year's annual theme, ‘Grace & Gravity', Hirschhorn will discuss the relevance of these themes to his work.

Yinka Shonibare CBE Creates New Textile works for Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, UK

21 January 2019
Creatures of the Mappa Mundi is a series of textile hangings inspired by one of Hereford Cathedral's treasures, the Mappa Mundi, which is the largest medieval world map to survive to the present day. Groups of local people have been invited to contribute to the making of the artwork by sewing Shonibare's designs into vibrant fabric panels, while taking part in facilitated discussions investigating the themes depicted.

Yinka Shonibare CBE curates the Arts Council Collection at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK

19 January 2019
‘Criminal Ornamentation' travels to its second destination, Exeter's RAMM, this January. Provocatively referring to early twentieth-century architect Adolf Loos' influential anti-decoration essay ‘Ornament and Crime', Shonibare takes the Arts Council Collection as a starting point to curate an exhibition that revels in pattern and ornament.

Kehinde Wiley features in ‘On Their Own Terms’ at Windgate Centre of Art and Design, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA.

17 January 2019
‘On Their Own Terms' displays the work of 37 African-American artists, from the nineteenth century to the present day. The exhibition displays the work of well-known artists, but also talents who have been hitherto overlooked. The title comes from conversations about who gets to be an artist, and how now well-known artists like Charles Porter and Robert Duncanson were making work despite experiencing great hardship as black artists.