United Kingdom

77-82 Whitechapel High Street

E1 7QX
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7522 7888

Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery opened in 1901 and has a 100-year history of presenting art and visual culture from Britain and abroad. It also revisited masters who had fallen into obscurity such as George Stubbs and J.W.Turner. It was the first public gallery to show some of the great names of British 20th Century Art, from Hockney to Gilbert & George, as well as profiling international artists such as Picasso, Pollock, Kahlo, Rauschenberg and Rothko for the first time. While being world class gallery with a global remit, the Whitechapel Gallery is firmly rooted in the architectural, social and intellectual heritage of east London.


Thomas Struth
Until 16 September 2011

Fred Sandback
Until 14 August 2011

The Government Art Collection
Until 2 September 2012

Children's Art Commission: Alan Kane: Home for Orphaned Dishes
Until 4 September

This is Whitechapel
Until 4 September

Previous Exhibitions

Walid Raad
3 October 2010 – 2 January 2011

Keeping It Real: An Exhibition In Four Acts: Act 2: Subversive Abstraction
17 September 2010 - 5 December 2010

Keeping It Real: An Exhibition In Four Acts: Act 3: Current Disturbance
17 December 2010 - 6 March 2011

Alice Neel: Painted Truths
8 July 2010 - 17 September 2010

Keeping It Real: An Exhibition In Four Acts: Act 1: The Corporeal
10 June 2010 - 5 September 2010

John Latham: Anarchive
2 April 2010 - 5 September 2010

Childrens Art Commission: Jake and Dinos Chapman
7 August 2010 - 31 October 2010
John Kobal New Work Award
5 April - 21 June 2009

Archive Adventures
5 April - 7 June 2009

Minerva Cuevas: S.COOP
5 April - 7 June 2009

Ursula Mayer
5 April - 21 June 2009

The Whitechapel Boys
5 April - 20 September 2009

Passports: Great Early Buys from the British Council Collection
5 April - 14 June 2009

Isa Genzken: Open, Sesame!
5 April - 21 June 2009

Minerva Cuevas - S•COOP
5 March - 26 April 2009

Melanie Manchot
15 January – 22 February

Henry VIII's Wives
6 November 2008 - 11 January 2009

Shahryar Nashat / Ryan Trecartin
1 October - 9 November 2008

Jens Haaning
11 Sep - 2 Nov 2008

Lene Berg / Leandro Erlich
20 August – 28 September 2008

17 July – 7 September 2008

Wang Jianwei / Ali Kazma
9 July – 17 August 2008

Bernd Krauss
22 May - 13 July 2008

Creative Connections: Let Me Tell You
25 June – 6 July 2008

Nathalie Djurberg/Diego Perrone
14 May - 22 June 2008

Daniel Pflumm
2 April - 9 May 2008

Cornelia Parker
13 Febuary - 20 March 2008

Nick Waplington
12 December 2007 - 20 January 2008

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Exhibitions (1)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny
6 September 2011-12 August 2012

Rothko in Britain
9 September 2100-26 February 2012

Wilhelm Sasnal
14 October-1 September 2011

Zarina Bhimji
18 January-19 March 2011


Admission free

Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Thursday 11am-9pm

Getting there

Aldgate East
Liverpool Street, Tower Gateway DLR


Disabled facilities and entrances, toilets, baby change and first aid.

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News and events

Please visit our website for details on all upcoming talks, screenings, courses, poetry & music nights.


The Work in Progress: Reclaim the Mural
Collective The Work in Progress investigate the history and legacy of murals in London in a major off-site project. They navigate the ownership of city space, the social function of art and local planning to develop a new mural in east London. See when the group met mural producers Brian Barnes, the Greenwich Mural Workshop and their reflections on iconic London mural sites online now.

Artists in Residence
Year long artist commissions in east London schools see Junto:Projects (Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies and Louisa Martin) working with Bridge Academy to make work responding to the daily activities and built environment of the school. While Shiraz Bayjoo and students at Bow Boys School create the BB Archive, an exploration of personal and collective history.

Writer in Residence: 2011–12:
information as material
Writer collective information as material have been called literary perverts, philosophically irresponsible and inspired lunatics. They have also taught, published, produced, curated, exhibited and performed internationally. For their Whitechapel Gallery residency, Craig Dworkin, Christine Morris, Simon Morris, Nick Thurston and Simon Zimmerman programme events that explore the possibilities opened up by conceptualist approaches to writing and performative approaches to reading. Through editions, conferences, workshops, discussions, screenings and collaborations, the York-based independent publishing imprint create a space for a poetic and critical
engagement with issues such as ‘undesigning’, antiexpressionism and cultural piracy.
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Duchamp and Sons
A survey of local shop names, artist groups and a history of avant-garde art led to the renaming of the Gallery’s youth group the Young Curators. The newly named Duchamp and Sons worked with artist Lady Lucy to shape their new identity and to develop the event The Naming Ceremony (see Talks). Just one of the many projects the group have undertaken with artists and curators, they regularly instigate discussions, public events and projects to explore art and ideas. Find out more about their projects at whitechapelgallery. org/education
Supported by Louis Vuitton.