Gallery

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

London, United Kingdom

Address

  • 14 Wharf Road
  • London N1 7RW
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Monday by appointment
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 12 - 5pm

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: Tube: Old Street / Angel
Bus: Bus: 43, 205 and 214

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Founded in December 2004 by art historian and curator Dr. Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit art institution that operates purely for the public benefit. Central to the Parasol unit philosophy is a total commitment to artists and their creative endeavour, an attitude which leads to a singular relationship developing between each exhibiting artist and the foundation.

Internationally recognised for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition programme, Parasol unit has introduced a host of international artists to London’s public and has been instrumental in launching the careers of artists such as Michaël Borremans, Yang Fudong and Charles Avery.

Every year the foundation organises four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works by international contemporary artists working in various media, holds artistic projects and gives awards and exhibition possibility to graduating students from a UK art school.

The foundation also engages with the public and the neighbouring community through a full programme of educational events. In its genuine mission to serve the public, the foundation does not bear the founder’s name and its exhibitions do not derive from any particular private collections. Admission to all exhibitions at Parasol unit is free of charge. Thanks to this innovative model between private funding and public support one of London’s most vibrant contemporary art spaces has come to exist and thrives.

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a registered educational charity in England and Wales (registered charity number: 1107425).

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