Pippy Houldsworth Gallery opened its new premises in Gagosian’s ex first floor space in Heddon Street, London in October 2011. Since its move, the gallery has been building an important new international programme focused on bringing some of the world’s most significant artists to London and presenting British artists to an international market.
The gallery has been gradually building its new roster of artists, working with each on a project or group show before making the relationship more formal. Artists we work with include Daniel Arsham, Ruth Claxton, Francesca DiMattio, Rachel Goodyear, Anton Henning, Mary Kelly, Martin Kobe, Yuken Teruya, and Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich.
The gallery programme includes a series of curated exhibitions in order to provoke dialogue, and to present the work of gallery artists in a specific context. Artists who have recently given us new works especially for these shows include Sam Durant, Robert Longo, Antony Gormley, Richard Wentworth, Stefan Burger, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Benedict Drew, Ian Davenport, Dan Graham, Chris Martin, to name a few.
Alongside the main gallery programme, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery presents a series of commissions in The Box. The Box is a micro-project space designed to give established or emerging artists the opportunity to respond specifically to the gallery. Artists to date include Ai Weiwei, Martha Rosler, Daniel Arsham, Hussein Chalayan, Olaf Breuning, David Batchelor, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Nathan Coley and Jess Flood-Paddock.
The gallery organises regular gallery talks and events alongside its exhibitions, bringing together artists, collectors and critics. Contributors include Matthew Collings, critic; Tobias Burg, Curator, Museum Folkwang, Essen; Gavin Delahunty, Head of Exhibitions, Tate Liverpool; Andrea Tarsia, Head of Exhibitions, Royal Academy, London; David Campany, writer, curator and artist; Nigel Cooke, artist and writer; Pierre Saurisse, art historian and critic, to name a few.
The gallery works very closely with international galleries and museums on behalf of its artists. It also organises museum forums at the gallery bringing together a mix of curators and writers to discuss current developments in contemporary art, whilst offering a platform for networking and discussing new ideas.