The Otolith Group

Born in London, 2002 and lives in London

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: Xenogenesis
IMMA presents Xenogenesis, an exhibition by The Otolith Group.
07 Jul 2022 - 12 Feb 2023
IMMA — Irish Museum of Modern Art
Otolith Group: O Horizon
Guggenheim Bilbao hosts an exhibition by Otolith Group: O Horizon a film about key issues of our global present, such as the environmental emergency, the threat of nationalist and religious extremisms, and the importance of intergenerational transmission.
23 Jun 2022 - 09 Oct 2022
Guggenheim Bilbao
Life Between Islands
A landmark exhibition exploring and celebrating the relationship between the Caribbean and Britain in art from the 1950s to today.
01 Dec 2021 - 03 Apr 2022
Tate Britain
No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia,...
22 Feb 2013 - 22 May 2013
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York
Those born for adventure don’t stray from the path – Artworks from Videobrasil collection
This parallel show to the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil | Southern Panoramas presents...
09 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
Paço das Artes
São Paulo
Interrupted Survey : Fractured Modern Mythologies
For this exhibition, ten artists have been commissioned to produce new works especially for the Asian...
04 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2017
Asia Culture Center
An Image
Miami is a place where past, present, and future have been rendered by the proliferation of images. Here,...
15 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
Oolite Arts
Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War
The exhibition is devoted to the global dimension of cultural politics in the Cold War and to the changing...
03 Nov 2017 - 08 Jan 2018
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Where the Oceans Meet
The group exhibition “Where the Oceans Meet“, housed at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade...
26 May 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Sensing Nature from Within
12 international artists and artist groups present their work into this interdisciplinary exhibition,...
28 Sep 2019 - 08 Mar 2020
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