What’s on in December

What’s on in December

Bourne and Hollingsworth, Garden Room

Your guide to the best exhibitions in London in the month of December! This month in a brand new format, divided by location in London
If you think anything is missing, let me know! Comment below or email bowescassandra@gmail.com


Central London

Alan Cristea Gallery. Marie Harnett, Still. Until 6th January

Alice Black, Adia Wahid. Until 26th January
Preview 1st December 6pm

Almine Rech. Tom Wesselmann. Until 13th January
Ernst Wilhelm Nay. Until 13th January

Artuner. The Theatre of the Self. David Czupryn & Katja Seib. Until 6th December.

Barbican. Basquiat, Boom for Real. Until 28th January

Blain Southern, Sophie Jung, Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water, until 13th January
James White, Bodies. Until 13th January

David Zwirner, Markers. Until 20th December

The Dot Project, Love in a Cold Climate. Until 28th January

Gagosian Gallery (Davies St). Tom Wesselmann, Bedroom Paintings. Until 16th December
& Brice Marden, until 22nd December

Hollybush Gardens. Claudette Johnson, Until 22nd December

ICA, Seth Price circa 1981 Until 7th January

Josh Lilley Gallery, Alex Da Corte, Bad Land. Until 23rd December

Kamel Mennour, Do you Even Realise there is a Rainbow, Even if it’s Night?! Petrit Halilaj, until 4th January

Koenig Gallery, Karl Horst Hodicke. Until 23rd December

The Koppel Project Hive, Notes on Painting. Until 12th January
& The Koppel Project, Fatal Softness, until 6th January

Lyndsey Ingram, Miles Aldridge. Until 5th January

Marion Goodman Gallery. Hiroshi Sugimoto, Snow White. Until 22nd December

Nahmad Projects, Metafisica da Giardino, Until  15th December

Omer Tiroche Gallery. Calder on Paper: 1960-1976. Until 7th December

Pace Gallery. Impulse. 3rd November – 22nd December

Pilar Corrias. Mary Ramsden: Couples Therapy. Until 15th December

Pilar Ordovas. Marilyn, Flowers, Lips, Gun, Mirror, Cactus (Group show) Until 16th December.

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Jade Fadojutimi, Heliophobia. Until 6th January

Project Native Informant, Ad Minoliti, Aleksandra Domanovic, DIS, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Vikky Alexander, Wang Newone. Until 9th December

Royal Academy, Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth. Until 10th December

Sadie Coles HQ, Made on the Table until 16th December

Saatchi Gallery, Art Riot: Post Soviet Actionism. Until 31st December
Iconoclasts until 7th January
Calder on Paper 1960-1976 until 7th January

Serpentine, Wade Guyton: Das New York Atelier, Abridged. Until 8th February

Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Rose Wylie QUACK QUACK, Until 11th February

Simon Lee, Luciano Fabro. Until 6th January

Skarstedt, Willem de Kooning, late paintings. Until 16th December

Sophia Contemporary Gallery, Afruz Amighi- Echo’s Chamber. Until 19th January.

Sprovieri, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, quotations  Until 27th January

Spruth Magers, Gary Hume, Mum. Until 23rd December

Stephen Friedman Gallery. Kehinde Wiley: In Search of the Miraculous. Until 27th January.

Tate Britain, Rachel Whiteread. Until 21st January

Thaddaeus Ropac, Medardo Rosso Sight Unseen and Lee Bul, After Bruno Taut, Until 10th February

Thomas Dane, Phillip King: Colour on Fire & Ceramics 1995-2017. Until 3rd February

Tyburn Gallery. Victor Ehikhamenor, In the Kingdom of this World. Until 20th January

Victoria Miro, Stan Douglas. Until 20th December

Von Goetz Art, The Long Count. Private view 14th and 15th December

Waddington Custot, David Annesley, Kurumidza. Until 6th January

White Cube, Masons Yard, Haim Steinbach, Until 20th January

Workplace Gallery, Joel Kyack, Hold on Tightly, Let go Lightly. Until 20th January

Soho/ Bloomsbury/ Fitzrovia

Alison Jacques, Juergen Teller: Go-Sees, Bubenreuth kids and a fairytale about a king… Until 13th January

Edel Assanti. Yoshinori Niwa: That Language Sounds Like a Language. 10th November – 21st December

Frith St Gallery, Golden Square. Polly Apfelbaum: Dubuffet’s Feet My Hands. Until 2nd February

Herald St Gallery, Ida Ekblad, Proper Stuff. Until 28th January

Mimosa House. XVII The Age of Nymphs. 10th November until 13th January

Photographers’ Gallery. Instant Stories: Wim Wenders’ Polaroids  Until 11th February

Rodeo Gallery, Iman Issa. Heritage Studies. Until 23rd December

Sadie Coles HQ, Heimlich Manoeuvre. Until 10th February

Southard Reid, R.M Fischer, Sculpture. Until 20th December


Saatchi Gallery Calder on Paper 1960-1976 until 7th January



East London

Shoreditch/ Bethnal Green

The Approach, Bill Lynch, Drawings and Paintings. Until 17th December
Jack Lavender, Baggy to Bootcut. Until 17th December

Auto Italia, Terre Thaemlitz: Interstices. Until 3rd December
& On Nuisance, 2nd December 4-6pm

Calvert 22 Foundation. Dimitri Prigov, Theatre of Revolutionary Action. Until 17th December

Cell Project Space, Gullet, Julia Crabtree and William Evans. Until 21st January


French Riviera, Thomas Dozol- Memory played me like a violin. 1st November – 3rd December

Hales Gallery. Omar Ba, Supernova. 10th November – 9th December

Herald St Gallery Oliver Payne. Exhaust: Black Noise/ Toxic Waste. Until 28th January

Kate MacGarry. FIFTEEN until 16th December

Kinman Gallery, Weltzchmerz

Maureen Paley, Andrew Grassie. Until 7th January

Stuart Shave Modern Art (Vyner St) David Noonan, A Dark and Quiet Place. Until 20th January

Stuart Shave Modern Art (Helmet Row). Karla Black. Until 16th December

Studio Leigh, Rite, Florence Peake  Until 16th December

Seventeen Gallery. David Blandy- The End of the World. 3rd November -16th December

Supplement Gallery. Dominic Samsworth. Until 7th January

Unit 9, Martin Gremse, O, until 17th December


Take Courage Gallery She’s having a wank, chill x Opens 2nd December 6pm
& It Doesn’t Take Long to Find New Targets opens 7th December until 16th December

Union Gallery, Markus Vater: Sitting in a Hole that has the Shape of a Frightened Cat.  Until 13th January

Space Studios, Fourthland: BearMotherHouse. Until 6th January

Banner Repeater. System Attempt Contact, by Anne de Boer & ecksenis.net until 11th February

Andor Gallery, To tame a pack of dogs, Zara. Fleur Melbourn, Kate Mackeson. Until 21st January
Opening 1st December, 6pm


Carlos/ Ishikawa. Issy Wood, When You I Feel. Until 22nd December

Whitechapel Gallery. Thomas Ruff, Photographs 1979 – 2017 Until 21st January.

Union Pacific, Lit, Rebecca Ackroyd, Graham Grover, Stian Eide Kluge, Alicja Kwade, Philip Seibel, Will Thompson, Urara Tsuchiya, Nuno Sousa Vieira & Bruno Zhu. Until 16th December

Studio Leigh, Rite, Florence Peake  Until 16th December

South London

Block 336, Unseen by my Open Eyes, Kevin Gaffney Until 22nd December

Bosse & Baume, Catherine Parsonage, Convivium, until 18th February

Corvi Mora, Abel Auer, New Symbols. Until 21st December

Gallery Le Bourgeois, Anna Susanna Woof, Residence. Until 10th December

Gasworks, Zach Blas: Contra- Internet. Until 10th December

Tate Modern, Hyundai Commission: Superflex One Two Three Swing! Until 2nd April
& Modigliani until 2nd April

White Cube, Bermondsey. Gilbert & George, The Beard Pictures and their Fuckosophy, until 28th January


Cabinet Gallery, Henrik Oleson. Until 13th January
& Simon Thompson, Urban Backdrop. Until 27th January

Greengrassi. Alan Belcher. 2nd November – 21st December

Newport Street Gallery. Dan Colen: Sweet Liberty. Until 21st January

The Sunday Painter. The only way out is in, Beatriz Olabarrieta. Until 6th January


Arcadia Missa, Mouth, Maja Cule. Until 17th February
Preview: 1st December 6.30pm

Assembly Point, Jemma Egan, Turning to Dust. Until 9th December

Hannah Barry Gallery,  The Unlimited Dream Company. Richard Butler, Stevie Dix, Oliver Dook, Angelique Heidler,Lewis Henderson, Ralph Hunter-Menzies, George Rouy, Rosie Grace Ward. Until 13th January

Lily Brooke, Simon Linington, Everything is Medicine  Until 22nd December

Rod Barton, Lost & Found/ James Collins, Laurence Owen, Tom Volkaert. Until 2nd December
& Kevin McNamee-Tweed opens 7th December until 27th January
(Preview, 7th December 6pm)

South London Arts Gallery, Katharina Grosse: This Drove my Mother up the Wall.  Until 3rd December


Castor Projects, Jonathan Trayte: Schussboomer. Until 27th January


Hannah Barry Gallery,  The Unlimited Dream Company. Richard Butler, Stevie Dix, Oliver Dook, Angelique Heidler,Lewis Henderson, Ralph Hunter-Menzies, George Rouy, Rosie Grace Ward. Until 13th January


West London

Frestonian Gallery. Mind Forged: Lubna Chowdhary, Sam Herman, Eduardo Paolozzi. Until 5th January

Unit 1 Gallery, Future Absurdities, Thomas Langley. Until 14th December
& Wisdom Tooth, Morgan Wills. Until 11th December
Preview 30th November 6pm


Victoria Miro (Wharf Rd). Tal R: Sexshops. Until 20th December


North London

The Bomb Art Factory, Artist Film Festival, 7th December

Camden Arts Centre, Nathalie Du Pasquier. Other Rooms. Until 14th January

Five Years, Matt Harding and Esmeralda Valencia Lindstrom. Until 9th December
Closing event: 9th December 12-4pm

Handel Street Projects, Raša Todosijević, Siege of London 2097, until 20th January

House of Illustration, Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen. Until 21st January

Kingsgate Project Space, Ripe. Until 16th December

Large Glass, Beuys, A Coin in Nine Hands – Part 2. Until 2nd December

Lisson gallery
Lisson Presents…. Speech Act. Until 13th January
Carmen Herrera. Until 13th January
Roy Colmer, Until 13th January

Parasol Unit, Martin Puryear. Until 6th December

The Showroom, Jewyo Rhii and Jihyun Jung: Dawn Breaks. Opens 8th December until 7th January
Preview: 7th December, 6.30pm

Sid Motion Gallery, Composing and Caring
A group show with Joseph Grahame, Vincent Hawkins and Antoine Puisais, Until 22nd December

Tin Type Gallery, Work, Work. Until 2nd December

Tripp Gallery, All Scars Have a Pink that Shows, Until 4th December
& then Papercuts 14th-16th December

Victoria Miro (Wharf Rd). Tal R: Sexshops. Until 20th December
& Idris Khan, Absorbing Light.  until 20th December

Workplace Gallery, Touche, Eclat. Until 16th December

Young Team HQ at Studio Voltaire, Welcome to Saxnot, Scott King. Until 11th February
Preview 30th November, 6.30pm

Zabludowicz Collection, Haroon Mirza/HRM199: For a Partnership Society. Until 17th December


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