Pierre d'Alancaisez founded Waterside Project Space
on Wharf Road, East London in 2008. waterside contemporary
re-launched in nearby Hoxton in October 2011. Olga Ovenden was co-director between 2011 and 2013.
waterside contemporary is committed to developing an ambitious and vibrant multidisciplinary and cross-generational programme.
Representing a portfolio of UK and international artists, the gallery brings institutional-quality exhibitions to London art audiences and market and supports the artists through curatorial projects and international art fairs.
waterside contemporary's programme supports determined and engaged art practices, and exhibitions and projects encompass practices that pertain to and stem from political periphery. In parallel, the gallery engages with conceptually-driven work of mid-career European and UK artists. An international commitment allows the gallery to foreground current and historical overseas debates in a London context. The gallery works closely with its artists on developing projects in London and abroad.
Long ago, and not true anyway, installation view, 2013, with works by Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson, Slavs and Tatars, Mekhitar Garabedian
has been supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Our exhibitions have been supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Romanian Cultural Institute, Czech Centre London, The Flemish Authorities, Adam Mickewicz Institute, Polish Cultural Institute, Polska! Year, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain, Center for Icelandic Arts, Austrian Cultural Forum, St Katherine and Shadwell Trust, and Société Générale. We would like to thank Hana Birks, Maxa Zoller and Govinda Singh, Mr James Ellery and Wonder, Crown Paints and Axis Communications. Staff and contributors since 2008: Olga Ovenden, Hannah Thorley, Silvia Balestri, Fiona Livesey, Francesca Crocker, Phoebe Stubbs, Minami Goto, Hannah Luxton, Elina Tseliagou, Francesca Crocker, Fiona Livesey, David Spraggs, Eva Manca, Guido Barbato, Jack Brindley, Pitor Sikora, Yulia Fedorenko, Zoe Charaktinou, Covadonga Gutiérrez Busto, Sheila Rennick, Celina De la Garza, Carole Dumoulin, Rosa Peters, Sheena Leach, Mattia Pozzoni, David Marchant, Isabel Ferreira, Valentina Bin, Javier Moreno, Phoebe Stubbs, Manoela Bowles, Alessia Avallone, Adriana Caneva, Ieva Balode, Estefania de la Torriente Labayen, Kasia Ploskonka, Marina Doritis, Fiona Gabansky Sykes, Cansu Safak, Mike Coley, Adam Tweg, Jean-Philippe Dordolo, Iona Smith Oliver, Carlton Smith, Theo Polyviou, Vicki Fornieles, Tony Cato, André Berends, Agnieszka Marszewska, Caroline Coit, Christopher Collier, Christina Kazakou, Cynthia Bataille, Duncan Ball, Eloise Jones, Fred Howell, Gabrielle Melville, Jaime Davis, Matthew Carter, Robertta Marques Santos, Francisco Mora Andrés.
waterside contemporary and Waterside Project Space are trading names of Et Cetera Arts CIC, registered in England and Wales #07185355. Registered office 3B Waterside,44-48 Wharf Rd, London N1 7UX.