Playing a central role in London’s cultural landscape, the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger.
The gallery’s year-round programme includes exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, art courses providing visitors with something free and inspiring to do and see every day.
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Peter Liversidge: Notes on Protesting
British artist Peter Liversidge (b. 1973, Lincoln) presents a new solo exhibition at the Whitechapel...
14 Mar 2015 - 14 Jun 2015
Sarah Lucas: Situation
Situation by Sarah Lucas is the first major solo show in London of the British artist bringing together...
02 Oct 2013 - 15 Dec 2013
Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: A Love Meal
A Love Meal, on view at The Whitechapel Gallery, is the third in a series of displays of rarely-seen...
19 Mar 2013 - 09 Jun 2013
Adventures of the Black Square
Adventures of the Black Square takes Kazimir Malevich‘s radical painting of a black square –...
15 Jan 2015 - 06 Apr 2015
Richard Tuttle: I Dont Know. The Weave of Textile Language
The UK’s largest ever survey of the renowned American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle (b 1941) comprises...
14 Oct 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
Emily Jacir: Europa
This first UK survey of artist Emily Jacir focuses on her dialogue with Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean...
30 Sep 2015 - 03 Jan 2016
Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)
A major exhibition bringing together over 100 works to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies...
29 Jan 2016 - 15 May 2016
This archive display brings together rarely seen material from a 90’s mail art project featuring artists...
19 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016
Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures
The surreal beach life of Los Angeles, the 1960s counter culture, pop songs and friendships with New...
07 Jun 2016 - 21 Aug 2016
Keith Sonnier: Light Works
Making three-dimensional drawings with neon, American artist Keith Sonnier (b.1941) bathes spaces and...
10 Jun 2016 - 11 Sep 2016
Alicja Kwade: Medium Median
Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade’s new installation presents astronomical data exploring our position...
28 Sep 2016 - 25 Jun 2017
William Kentridge: Thick Time
South African artist William Kentridge (b.1955, Johannesburg) is renowned for his animated expressionist...
21 Sep 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Guerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?
The Guerrilla Girls new commission for the Whitechapel Gallery revisits their 1986 poster stating “It’s...
01 Oct 2016 - 05 Mar 2017
Eduardo Paolozzi Solo Show
The retrospective gives the possibility to visitors to see over 250 works of the British artist’s...
16 Feb 2017 - 14 May 2017
Cally Spooner: Soundtrack for a troubled time and notes on humiliation
Athens and London based artist Cally Spooner is presenting a new video installation after her Whitechapel...
30 Aug 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Leonor Antunes: The Frisson of the Togetherness
Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes is staging a large-scale installation in the exhibition spaces of the...
03 Oct 2017 - 09 Apr 2018
Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017
The exhibition allows visitor to experience the artwork of German artist Thomas Ruff (b. 1958), whose...
27 Sep 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Mikhail Karikis: No Ordinary Protest
No Ordinary Protest is a new commissioned project by the Greek-British artist Mikhail Karikis, who...
18 Aug 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Elmgreen and Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue
This Is How We Bite Our Tongue features works by the artistic duo Michael Elmgreen (b. 1961, Denmark)...
27 Sep 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
Ulla von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast
A new film work by artist Ulla von Brandenburg, Sweet Feast was commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery...
20 Sep 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio
During his life, the collector George Loudon was fascinated by scientific objects and reunited an...
25 Aug 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Staging Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock‘s painting Summertime 9A (1948) premiered in the UK in the 1958 at the Whitechapel...
04 Sep 2018 - 24 Mar 2019
Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary
The exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery spans the multi-dimensional fifty-year career of Brazil-based artist...
25 Sep 2019 - 12 Jan 2020