Private Galleries, London

Posted on November 1, 2014

Whilst in London for Frieze, I took the weekends prior and post the fair to visit the private galleries who were all hosting special shows for international mavens like myself (!). I took the East End tour that included some performances, brunches and talks on one day, fitting in a dizzying number of shows in Bethnal Green and Mile End. On another day I focused on the West End and another day mopped up places I had never visited such as the Zabludowicz Collection in Kentish Town.


Personal highlights were the work of Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch at Zabludowicz. This would look amazing at Carriageworks, Sydney. Also the much more modest screen based work of Ben Rivers at Kate McGarry. I was intrigued by the installation of Korakrit Arunanondchai’s work at Carlos/Ishigawa Gallery and also really enjoyed Shinro Otuke at Parasol Unit.

The list includes (and I have probably forgotten a few);

  • Victoria Miro (Eric Fischl and Wangechi Mutu)
  • Studio Voltaire (Marvin Gay Chetwynd)
  • Chisenhale (Ed Fornieles)
  • Maureen Paley (Gillian Wearing)
  • Camden Arts Centre (Glen Ligon)
  • Show Room (Grace Schwindt)
  • Parasol Unit (Shinro Otuke)
  • Zabludowicz (Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch)
  • INIVA (Alida Rodrigues)
  • Raven Row (KP Brehmer)
  • Matts Gallery (Revolver2)
  • White Cube (Tracey Emin)
  • Carl Freedman (John McAllister)
  • ABP Gallery (Black Chronicles)
  • Frith St (The Otolith Group)
  • Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery (Korakrit Arunanondchai)
  • Laura Bartlett Gallery (Beatrice Gibson)
  • Campoli Presti (Reena Spaulings)
  • Herald St Gallery (Ida Ekblad)
  • Calvert 22 (Beyond Zero)
  • Kate McGarry (Ben Rivers)