Aleksandra Domanović 30 April – 5 June 2021
Sean Edwards 18 June – 24 July
Christine Roland and Kara Hamilton
At Kurfürstenstraße 156
Autoconstrucción. Piezas Sueltas. Juego y Experiencia, curated by Ángel Calvo Ulloa
ARTIUM – Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitoria, Spain
21 June – 1 November 2021
A picture stuck in the mirror
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Fall 2021 – Winter 2022
Publication: World of Art: Contemporary Painting
Suzanne Hudson, published by Thames & Hudson (forthcoming)
Moravian Gallery, Brno
Olomouc Triennale 2021: Universum, curated by Gina Renotiére and Barbora Kundračíková
Olomouc, Czech Republic
24 June 2021 – 2 January 2022
Diversity United. Contemporary European Art
Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin | Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow | Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Spring – Fall 2021
Tanya Leighton, Berlin
1 May – 5 June 2021
British Art Show Exhibition Tour
Aberdeen Art Gallery; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Manchester Art Gallery; The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art
10 July 2021 – 23 December 2022
Tanya Leighton, Berlin
18 June – 24 July 2021
One Escape at a Time
11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul
8 September – 21 November 2021
Yesterday we said tomorrow
Prospect 5 Triennial, New Orleans
23 October 2021 – 23 January 2022
Akimbo Exhibition Tour
CRAC Occitanie in Sète, Spring 2021
Museion, Bolzano, Italy, Summer 2021
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Barbican Centre, London; Luma Foundation, Arles, and Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Tanya Leighton, Berlin, established in 2008, is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary, trans-generational gallery programme with off-site projects, in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators. Its international exhibition programme reflects a variety of opinions and practices as well as Leighton’s associations with American and British experimental cinema, artist’s film and video, performance, minimal and conceptual art.
Director: Vanessa Boni
Associate Director: Simon Gowing
Gallery Manager: Melanie Isabel García
Registrar: Henry Babbage
Finance Manager: Stefan Schuster
Gallery Assistant: Roberta Cotterli
Tanya Leighton GmbH
Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25
Open Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm and by appointment
Undo Things Done Ty Pawb
29 February – 25 April 2020, Tŷ Pawb
As lead organisation for Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2019, Tŷ Pawb was the first venue to host Sean Edwards’ ‘Undo Things Done’ exhibition in the UK following its display at the Venice Biennale in 2019.
Undo Things Done takes as its starting point Edwards’ experience of growing up on a council estate in Cardiff in the 1980s, capturing and translating what he calls a condition of ‘not expecting much’ into a shared visual language; one that evokes a way of living familiar to a great number of people. As part of the presentation in Wrexham, which included Welsh quilts, prints, sculpture and film, the artist reworked Refrain, 2019.
Refrain is a radio play written for the artist’s mother co-produced by National Theatre Wales performed by the artist’s mother Lily Edwards. This radio play, which was at the heart of the Venice exhibition, was performed live daily during the Biennale, streamed from her flat in Cardiff to the Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2019 venue Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Castello. Refrain weaves Lily Edwards’ biography, growing up in a Northern Irish Catholic Children’s Home and her subsequent life in Wales, with found materials and Sean Edwards’ memories from childhood. Edwards adapted the specially commissioned version of Refrain produced by John Norton and Martin Williams which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 17 December 2019.
Edwards’ presentation Undo Things Done in Venice received 25,000 visitors during the run of La Biennale di Venezia however, along with a number of other official presentations, drew to an early close due to unprecedented flooding across the city. The floods affected a significant steel and woodwork in parallel with the past i-iv, 2019 which has been removed from the tour with new works instead added by the artist as the tour progresses. As an artist who always adapts every exhibition to its new context these changes have been absorbed into Edwards own working process.
Edwards’ emotionally resonant body of work for Undo Things Done – film, sculptures, prints and Welsh quilts – expands and develops with the tour. Known for his sculptural approach to the everyday, Edwards often begins with seemingly unrelated elements linked by autobiographical and cultural connections. Through investigative processes including time spent in local archives, museums and libraries, he gathers together images, stories, quotes, and clips. It is in the teasing out of these things in the studio, in isolating, abstracting, and bringing them together, that their political and formal resonance comes into play.
Undo Things Done travels to Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2019 partner Bluecoat, Liverpool before completing the exhibition tour at Senedd, Cardiff, by invitation of the National Assembly of Wales.