2013-08-15

waterside contemporary - London - United Kingdom

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Pierre d'Alancaisez founded Waterside Project Space on Wharf Road, East London in 2008. waterside contemporary re-launched in nearby Hoxton in October 2011. Olga Ovenden joined the gallery as co-director.

waterside contemporary is committed to developing an ambitious and vibrant multidisciplinary and cross-generational programme. Representing a portfolio of UK and international artists, the gallery brings institutional-quality exhibitions to London art audiences and market and supports the artists through curatorial projects and international art fairs.
d’Alancaisez and Ovenden share an interest in determined and engaged art practices. An international commitment allows the gallery to foreground current and historical overseas debates in a London context.
The gallery’s programme and projects encompass practices that pertain to and stem from political periphery, for example those of Karen Mirza and Brad Butler or ┼×tefan Constantinescu. In parallel, the gallery engages with conceptually-driven work of mid-career European and UK artists including George Barber and Karim Noureldin.
 
In a series of group and solo exhibitions, waterside contemporary has worked with artists including Hreinn Fri∂finnsson, Anna Ostoya, Damien Roach, A K Dolven, Anita di Bianco, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Ernesto Salmer├│n, Amikam Toren and Graham Hudson.
The gallery works closely with its artists on developing projects in London and abroad, with large-scale Karim Noureldin's RSIM and publishing interventions by Javier Rodriguez and Marcin Dudek’s Screen House examples of an evolving international line-up.