16 April 2020


Olafur Eliasson Launches New Earth Day Serpentine Project

The Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has announced a new Earth Day project in association with the Serpentine Galleries.

Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled By Architect Junya Ishigami

The Serpentine launched their annual Pavilion this morning with a press view attended by the architect Junya Ishigami and the artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries Hans Ulrich Obrist.

8 June 2019

Faith Ringgold and Luchita Hurtado – Two Women Artists Of A Certain Age

I was looking at the tapestries with painted and sewn figures, the colourful designs of pioneering activist and artist Faith Ringgold when I heard a discussion taking place in the next gallery room.

13 April 2016


Serpentine Galleries Announce Appointment of Outset’s Yana Peel As CEO

The Serpentine Galleries have announced the appointment of Yana Peel, co-founder of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund and CEO of Intelligence Squared as the new CEO of the Serpentine Galleries in partnership with Hans Ulrich Obrist as Artistic Director. The new team will take the Serpentine into an exciting new phase, building on its current success and developing new programmes […]

31 October 2015


Julia Peyton-Jones To Depart Serpentine Galleries After 25 years

The Board of the Serpentine Galleries announced today that Julia Peyton-Jones, Director and Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes of the Serpentine Galleries, is stepping down next summer after leading the organisation for 25 years. Julia Peyton-Jones has been Director of the Serpentine Galleries since 1991. In 2006, she was joined by Hans Ulrich Obrist as […]

2 August 2015


Serpentine Launches Build Your Own Pavilion Competition For Young Architects

This summer, in celebration of the 15th birthday of the Serpentine Pavilion commission, the Serpentine launches Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects Competition – a digital platform and nationwide campaign to celebrate and promote architecture and to educate and encourage young architects everywhere to engage in the challenge of designing Pavilions of the future. Since […]

20 July 2015


Art Meets Gaming Culture: Ian Cheng For Serpentine’s Second Digital Commission

In autumn 2015 the Serpentine will launch its new digital commission by artist Ian Cheng. The second in the series, Cheng’s commission follows Cecile B. Evans’s AGNES, a bot living on the Serpentine’s server since 1998 who only made herself known to the world on the Serpentine website in autumn 2013. Cheng’s commission brings together […]

7 October 2013


Serpentine Galleries Announce Line Up For 89plus Marathon Festival

Serpentine Galleries are staging the 89plus Marathon, the 8th Festival of Ideas, conceived by the Galleries Co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, originally inspired by the annual Pavilion Commission, invented by the Galleries Director Julia Peyton-Jones in 2000. Every year since 2006, the Serpentine has invited the most diverse array of world-leading figures to investigate one topic from […]