Art Bahrain Across Borders aims to bridge Bahrain to the global art market whilst promoting the development of local Bahraini artists.

What's On



12 May '18-04 Nov '18


The Future Starts Here

Victoria and Albert Museum

From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a

14 Jun '18-23 Sep '18


BP Portrait Award 2018

National Portrait Gallery

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait

04 Sep '18-03 Feb '19


The Secret to a Good Life

Royal Academy of Arts

This special project by Bob and Roberta Smith RA explores the story of women artists and the Royal Academy – through the lens of his own family

04 Sep '18-24 Mar '19


Staging Jackson Pollock

Whitechapel Gallery

In an archive exhibition, the Whitechapel Gallery revisits how the 1958 Jackson Pollock exhibition was organised and the reasons for its profound

06 Sep '18-20 Oct '18


Martine Syms: Grand Calme

Sadie Coles (Kingly Street)

Sadie Coles HQ presents the gallery’s first exhibition with Los Angeles-based artist Martine

07 Sep '18-31 Oct '18


Mauro Perucchetti: Nuvole

Alon Zakaim Fine Art

A showcase of twelve new paintings by established Italian artist Mauro

08 Sep '18-04 Nov '18


Mika Rottenberg

Goldsmiths CCA

Mika Rottenberg presents new and existing work in an exhibition that will run throughout seven galleries in Goldsmiths

12 Sep '18-06 Oct '18


Malick Sidibé: Look At Me

Hackelbury Fine Art

Representing the full range of Sidibé’s artistic practise, this exhibition includes studio portraiture, nightlife photography, and

14 Sep '18-03 Nov '18


Daniel Silver

Frith Street Gallery

An exhibition of works by Daniel Silver taking place at both the gallery’s spaces on Golden Square and at Soho Square (60 Frith

19 Sep '18-20 Oct '18


Gavin Turk: White Van Man

Paul Stolper

An exhibition of works including the new, limited edition art portfolio by Gavin Turk, published by the

20 Sep '18-16 Dec '18


Rachel Maclean

Zabludowicz Collection

Rachel Maclean has rapidly established herself as one of the most distinctive creative voices in the UK, creating baroque, hyper-real worlds using

20 Sep '18-28 Oct '18


Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Josefine Reisch

Zabludowicz Collection

Josefine Reisch’s works seduce the viewer with haunted textures of the already seen. Working through traditional mediums such as tromp

20 Sep '18-21 Oct '18


360: Jordan Wolfson

Zabludowicz Collection

Over the past decade, Jordan Wolfson (b. 1980, New York), has created an ambitious body of work comprised of video installation, digital mix media,

21 Sep '18-03 Nov '18


Julie Mehretu

White Cube - Mason's Yard

A solo exhibition of new paintings by Julie Mehretu. Based on events ranging from the Charlottesville riots to the Catalonian election, the new

21 Sep '18-09 Dec '18


Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Chisenhale Gallery

Working with sound, installation, performance, text, video and graphic works, Abu Hamdan’s work examines the contemporary politics of

21 Sep '18-20 Jan '19

Ladies of Quality and Distinction

The Foundling Museum

A landmark exhibition highlighting the hidden stories of women in the Foundling Hospital’s

21 Sep '18-10 Nov '18


Pierre Puvis de Chavannes: Paintings and Works on Paper

Michael Werner

An exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

22 Sep '18-18 Nov '18

Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art

South London Gallery

KNOCK KNOCK explores the enduring use of humour as a device in contemporary

26 Sep '18-06 Jan '19


Turner Prize 2018

Tate Britain

The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain for its 34th

26 Sep '18-06 Jan '19


Space Shifters

Hayward Gallery

Space Shifters brings together artwork by over 20 international artists on the theme of space disruption and

26 Sep '18-27 Jan '19


Ribera: Art of Violence

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Ribera: Art of Violence will be the first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652), bringing

26 Sep '18-27 Oct '18

Paul Feiler: Elusive Space A Centenary Retrospective

Redfern Gallery

This large-scale retrospective exhibition forms part of a series of events organised in 2018 to celebrate the centenary of Paul Feiler’s

26 Sep '18-13 Jan '19


Martin Eder: Parasites

Newport Street Gallery

‘Parasites’ is a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist Martin Eder featuring major new paintings alongside work spanning over a decade of the

27 Sep '18-13 Jan '19


Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue

Whitechapel Gallery

This exhibition juxtaposes a survey of Elmgreen & Dragset’s emotional figurative sculptures with an extraordinary new large-scale

27 Sep '18-15 Dec '18


Michelangelo Pistoletto: Origins and Consequences


Collating artworks from various private collections, the exhibition will focus on a selection of works spanning from 1958 to

27 Sep '18-06 Jan '19


Francis Upritchard: Wetwang Slack

Curve Gallery at Barbican Centre

Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from ceramics, tapestry, glassblowing and

27 Sep '18-29 Sep '18


Open Studios: Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art at Deptford X

Deptford X

See the very latest work emerging from Goldsmiths’ internationally-renowned MFA Fine Art

27 Sep '18-21 Dec '18


Hannah Wilke

Alison Jacques Gallery

An exhibition spanning three decades of the American painter, sculptor, photographer, video and performance artist Hannah Wilke (1940 –

28 Sep '18-11 Nov '18


Doris Salcedo

White Cube - Bermondsey Street

A solo exhibition by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, focusing on her installation ‘Palimpsest’, recently shown at the Reina Sofia Museum

28 Sep '18-06 Jan '19

Amy Sillman: Landline

Camden Arts Centre

Working in New York, Amy Sillman’s wayward form of abstraction has pushed defiantly at the process-oriented approaches typically associated with

28 Sep '18-13 Jan '19


Black Mirror: Art As Social Satire

Saatchi Gallery

Black Mirror will explore art’s role in social satire, and how political uncertainty has influenced the art of recent years and features the work

28 Sep '18-07 Oct '18


Defining Structure

The Cello Factory

Defining Structure is a group exhibition of established and emerging artists. The diverse artworks of installation, sculpture, painting, print and

29 Sep '18-10 Dec '18



Royal Academy of Arts

Marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, the RA celebrates the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the

29 Sep '18-26 Jan '19

Chris Burden: Measured

Gagosian (Britannia Street)

From his action-based works of the 1970s to the jaw-dropping technical feats of his later sculptures, Chris Burden (1946–2015) consistently

29 Sep '18-29 Sep '18


Benjamin Tassie: Audio-Visual Set

MOCA London

On September 29th, composer Benjamin Tassie will present a live audio-visual set at MOCA London in Peckham as part of the gallery’s Autumn

30 Sep '18-11 Nov '18


AA Bronson + General Idea

Maureen Paley

General Idea was formed in 1969 by friends AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal; best known for their early involvement in punk, queer theory,

01 Oct '18-07 Oct '18


PAD London 2018

PAD London Art Fair

Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative

02 Oct '18-24 Feb '19


Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera

Tate Modern

Bruguera’s unique concept for her political approach to art – Arte Util (useful art) – will continue to be developed in this major new

02 Oct '18-09 Dec '18


Strange Days: Memories of the Future

The Store X

Kahlil Joseph, John Akomfrah, and Pipilotti Rist lead a new exhibition Strange Days: Memories of the Future – an immersive,

03 Oct '18-21 Dec '18


Yayoi Kusama

Victoria Miro (Wharf Road)

A major exhibition of new works by Yayoi Kusama will take place across the Wharf Road galleries and waterside

03 Oct '18-17 Nov '18


Sean Scully: Uninsideout

Blain Southern

A solo exhibition of works by Sean Scully to coincide with Scully’s recently announced exhibition Inside Out at Yorkshire Sculpture

03 Oct '18-10 Feb '19


Pierre Huyghe

Serpentine Gallery

Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962, Paris), one of the world’s leading conceptual artists known for creating complex immersive ecosystems, presents a major

03 Oct '18-06 Jan '19


Atelier E.B: Passer-by

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Passer-by is a new exhibition by Atelier E.B, the collaborative fashion label by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy

03 Oct '18-03 Nov '18


Dan Graham: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Lisson Gallery (27 Bell St)

For his tenth exhibition with Lisson Gallery, Dan Graham draws on his long-standing history working with music and performance to present a new

03 Oct '18-03 Nov '18


Rodney Graham: Central Questions of Philosophy

Lisson Gallery (67 Lisson Street)

Rodney Graham’s exhibition at Lisson Gallery features his largest lightbox to date, a four-panel piece featuring a 1940s gallery set loosely based

03 Oct '18-15 Dec '18


Joe Bradley: Day World

Gagosian Gallery (Grosvenor Hill)

In his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed-media works, Joe Bradley has produced a visual language that oscillates freely between personal

03 Oct '18-04 Nov '18


Hannah Perry: Gush

Somerset House

Hannah Perry presents a captivating and poignant exhibition featuring large-scale dynamic sculpture, sound and film, in a candid and personal

04 Oct '18-07 Oct '18


Frieze London 2018

Frieze London

Frieze London features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries. View and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists, and

04 Oct '18-07 Oct '18


Frieze Masters 2018

Frieze Masters

Discover several thousand years of art history in a unique contemporary context. Frieze Masters features more than 130 leading modern and historical

04 Oct '18-07 Oct '18


Sunday 2018

Ambika P3

Sunday is an annual contemporary art fair held in London which focuses on new and emerging artists and galleries from around the world. This year

04 Oct '18-07 Oct '18


Moniker International Art Fair 2018

The Old Truman Brewery

Moniker returns to Shoreditch, London for its 10th edition this October, bringing its acclaimed high-concept, fully-curated reimagining of the

04 Oct '18-07 Oct '18


The Other Art Fair 2018

Victoria House

Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is the UK’s leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging

04 Oct '18-07 Oct '18


1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Somerset House South Wing

The fair will welcome 43 leading galleries from countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America, presenting over 130 artists from

04 Oct '18-06 Jan '19


Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

Somerset House

New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra

04 Oct '18-07 Oct '18


The Anti-Art Fair

Unit 8

The Anti Art Fair is a celebration of creativity and a call for greater diversity in the

10 Oct '18-27 Jan '19


Modern Couples Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

Barbican Art Gallery

Explore modern art and modern love; Modern Couples reveals how relationships can become a playground for

11 Oct '18-27 Jan '19


Anni Albers

Tate Modern

A long overdue recognition of Anni Albers’s pivotal contribution to modern art and design, this is the first major exhibition of her work in the

13 Oct '18-13 Oct '18


David Blackmore: European Pa55port

MOCA London

This October MOCA London (Museum of Contemporary Art London) presents European Pa55port, the first London based iteration of the relational work

20 Oct '18-21 Oct '18


Bareback Museum in association with Wanda Klenz Productions

MOCA London

MOCA London invites you to take part in a life drawing and performance

24 Oct '18-24 Feb '19


Edward Burne-Jones

Tate Britain

This exhibition – his first solo show at Tate since 1933 – charts Burne-Jones’s rise from an outsider with little formal art training to

25 Oct '18-03 Mar '19


Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Somerset House

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! brings together Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons with work from a wide range of acclaimed

04 Nov '18-03 Feb '19


Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

Royal Academy of Arts

See rare and fragile drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, offering intimate insights into their artistic relationship and differing creative