Cell is a self funding organisation based in East London,founded and run by artists Milika Muritu & Richard Priestley with a non-profit seeking constitution. Cell Project Space presents an ongoing programme of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and events. It is a non commercial gallery, open free of charge to the public all year round, with wheelchair access.
Founded in 2000, Cell has now been designing and creating affordable studios for artists at a growing number of locations in East London for 10 years. Cells founders are committed to building creative hubs and networks within our buildings and the communities around them, with the intent of nurturing and evolving more dynamic and cross fertilisational cultures for the benefit of those working within our studios. This is achieved through a selection process that entails only offering our studios to artists we believe are committed to their practice and need to use their studio regularly, thus generating an infectious hive of activity, which in turn encourages occupants to use their studios more and in turn generate an environment whose dynamism is magnetic and creative for it's occupants.
Cells studios generate the finance to permit the continuity of an exhibition platform in the form of a Project Space which is based in Bethnal Green along with Cells headquarters. The intent and ethos of the Project Space is to encourage and promote innovation and experimentation in visual art. The Project Space is dedicated to showing incisive contemporary art to a local, national and international audience. As part of the organisation’s commitment to the professional development of artists, Cell’s key aims are to offer a high level of curatorial, administrative and practical support, hosting a range of educational talks and workshops, which run alongside our exhibitions programme.