The Otolith Group was founded by the artists and writers Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002 to produce moving image works, essay films and installations.
For over a decade, The Group, through the essay film form have explored events and histories, research being at the core of their practice.
The Group have exhibited their works nationally and internationally, and are commissioned to develop and exhibit and present their film and video works, their research, installations, and publications by a wide range of museums, biennials, foundations and other bodies.
This work acts as a resource that is documented on this website and exists alongside The Otolith Group’s public platform, as it functions in the UK under the name of The Otolith Collective.
The Otolith Collective coexists by curating, programming, publishing and supporting the presentation of artists work, contributing to a critical field of exploration between visual culture and exhibiting in contemporary art. They have curated and co-curated programmes and exhibitions including, The Inner Time of Television ( a collaboration with Chris Marker ), The Journey, by Peter Watkins at the Tate Modern, On Vanishing Land by Mark Fisher and Justin Barton, The Militant Image (ongoing) , the touring exhibition The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, Harun Farocki. 22 Films: 1968-2009 at Tate Modern and the touring programme Protest conceived as part of the Essentials: The Secret Masterpieces of Cinema commissioned by the Independent Cinema Office.
In 2010 The Otolith Group were nominated for the Turner Prize.
Starting on June 12th 2013, The Otolith Collective in collaboration with Tate Film in London will present the first retrospective on the work of the acclaimed Indian film maker Anand Patwardhan.

The Otolith Group
The Otolith Group
London, 2002
UK

Past Exhibitions

Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
03/11/2017 — 08/01/2018

An Image

Oolite Arts
15/09/2016 — 18/12/2016

Interrupted Survey : Fractured Modern Mythologies

Asia Culture Center
04/09/2015 — 30/09/2017

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
22/02/2013 — 22/05/2013

Solo Shows

2014

In The Year of The Quiet Sun, Casco – Office for Art Design and Theory, Utrecht, The Netherlands
In The Year of The Quiet Sun, Delfina Foundation, London
In The Year of The Quiet Sun, Bergen, Norway

2013

The Otolith Group at The Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012

WESTFAILURE, Project 88, Mumbai, India

2011

Thoughtform, MAXXI, Rome
A Lure a Part Allure Apart, Bétonsalon, Paris
Thought form, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

2010

In The Year 2013, Experimenter, Kolkatta, Seven Arts, Delhi

Group Shows

2014

The Anthropocene Project, Haus De Kulturen De Welt, Berlin

2013

Reflections on Damaged Life, London
After Year Zero / Geographies of Collaboration since 1945, Haus De Kulturen De Welt, Berlin
The Whole Earth, Berlin

2012

People To Be Resembling, London
Modern Monsters Death and Life of Fiction, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
Double Bound Economies, Geneva, Leipzig

2011

Biennale de Lyon, France
Alias. Survey, Krakow, Poland
Holodecks (and Other Spaces), Form Content, London
Image-Mouvement, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

2010

Turner Prize 2010, Tate Britain, London
British Art Show 7, Tate Britain, London
Star City: The Future Under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary, UK
MANIFESTA 8: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Antiguo Cartel de Artillería, Murcia, Spain
Bucharest Biennale 4, Bucharest, Romania
The 11th Hour, Tang Contemporary, Beijing
Par Quatre Chemins, Chris Marker, Beirut, Lebanon
Home Works V, Beirut, Lebanon
29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil

Contacts & Details

City of birth: London Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 2002 Lives in: London
W: The Otolith Group M: theotolithgroup@gmail.com