Zabludowicz Collection announces plans to expand its international reach, and the closure of the London project space
30 November 2023
Zabludowicz Collection today announces the plans to expand its international reach, and the closure of the London project space.
Gallery founders Anita and Poju Zabludowicz said: “When we set up a project space for the Zabludowicz Collection over 15 years ago, our goal was to create a supportive environment for artists, to share our collection as widely as possible, and to provide a free, diverse programme for the benefit of the public. This has included a host of free exhibitions, commissions, and professional development programmes for artists and curators, complemented by a broad spectrum of events, from curator tours and panel discussions to live performances and family workshops.
In recent years, institutional programming has shifted to become more inclusive of artists in the early stages of their careers and we are so pleased to see more opportunities and spaces available. This change has prompted us to reflect on the focus of the Zabludowicz Collection and our aim to provide a platform for artists. As we look to expand access to the Collection, we have made the difficult decision to close the project space at 176 Prince of Wales Road, which very sadly means the team will be significantly reduced in size. We will close to the public following our current exhibitions on 17 December 2023.
We are immensely proud of what the team at 176 Prince of Wales Road has achieved during this time, and it has been a privilege to present so many brilliant artists in the space: from Rina Banerjee’s specially commissioned installation in our inaugural 2007 exhibition An Archaeology, to Matt Copson’s laser opera Age of Coming in All Crescendo, No Reward, our final exhibition. Creating opportunities for artists and curators to be ambitious and take risks has always been, and continues to be, important to us.
The Zabludowicz Collection will concentrate on increasing artwork loans to institutions and extending our digital presence and offer. We look forward to developing new partnerships with institutions and independent curators, as well as continuing and building upon our commissions, professional development opportunities and residencies for artists.
We are hugely grateful to the exceptional team at 176, who have worked tirelessly over the years to provide endless opportunities for artists and create new ways for the public to engage with art. We also wish to extend our thanks to every artist, curator, student, performer and visitor, and all those who have supported our unique vision for 176 Prince of Wales Road.”
Read more about the Zabludowicz Collection and its history here.