Greengrassi opened in 1997, on the first floor of a house in Fitzrovia, central London.
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Greengrassi opened in 1997, on the first floor of a house in Fitzrovia, central London. It’s a flexible space, often radically changed for each artist. Grassi is aghast at the idea that a theme connects her artists: she will show anything of integrity from any nationality, sex or age group. And her artists explore any concerns through any medium including sculpture, audio, paper or video.
Grassi sees her mission as introducing art that wouldn’t normally be seen in Britain and enabling her artists “to make the work that they want to make”. She doesn’t impose commercial boundaries, nor tie her artists to a contract: “If they feel it is beneficial to them and they want to work with me, that’s fine. I don’t want them to be restricted.” However, the artists haven’t strayed far; some remain from her time at the Italian gallery, nine years ago. Other galleries are watchful and complimentary.
The gallery in now located in Kennington.