White Space Gallery
London W1G 0DQ
White Space Gallery was founded by Michael and Anya Stonelake in 2001, to present the international public with the most outstanding artists working in Russia today, as well as its new direction in representing international artists. Alongside our commercial gallery activities, we've also curated exhibitions and co-organised events in collaboration with major British and Russian cultural institutions. These include the Russian Patient exhibition (Freud Museum, London, 2002), the O&A Florensky: Moveable Bestiary (Architectural Association, London, 2002), Redefining Identities conference (Tate Modern and Whitechapel, London, 2003), Evgeny Yufit: Necrorealist Cinema (ICA, London, 2003), Stephen Gill: Field Studies (Moscow Museum of Architecture, Moscow, September 2004). The collaborations in 2005 have included a video programme by 20 most radical young Russian artists, organised together with TankTV (UK) , the Russian Season organised by the Photographer's Gallery (London), Boris Mikhailov's lecture at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Parallel Cinema screening during Beaconsfield's Chronic Epoch season. We are now planning a weekend of performance and video at the Somerset House in collaboration with the Courtauld Institute East Wing collection project.
Since 2001 we have organised over 20 exhibitions and educational events by leading Russian contemporary artists, such as Dmitri Prigov, Komar and Melamid, Oleg Kulik, Sergey Bratkov, Olga Chernysheva, Stuart Brisely, Boris Mikhailov and many others. These events have initiated public discussions about the role of the artist in current social and political discourse. We give a strong emphasis on producing exhibition catalogues, and regularly commission articles for our publications.
We have sold works by our gallery artists to the Victoria and Albert Museum prints and photography collections and to the National Museum of Modern Art in Oslo.