Malborough Contemporary Births in London

Angela Ferreira
For Mozambique (Modern no. 1 of Screen-Tribune-Kiosk celebrating a post independence utopia), 2008. Beech wood, painted wood, steel cable, mild steel tubing, and a 2-channel synchrionized video projection, 60' (loop)
Courtesy of Collection Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian


Marlborough Fine Art gallery in London’s Mayfair district is expanding this fall with the addition of a new contemporary art venture. Marlborough Contemporary will open on the first floor of the gallery’s Albemarle Street outpost on Oct. 11.

The new space was designed by British architecture firm Long & Kentish. The London program will feature artists including Ângela Ferreira, Koen van den Broek, João Onofre, Ian Whittlesea, Adam Chodzko and Jason Brooks, among others.

Andrew Renton, has head of Goldsmith University’s post-graduate curatorial department, is running the division. He will continue in his capacity at Goldsmith.

The gallery was founded in 1946 and represents artists associated with the post-war era, including Francis Bacon, Paula Rego and Frank Auerbach. A New York branch opened in 1963.

Marlborough launched the contemporary arm last week at the Art Basel fair with a stand split between modern and contemporary.

The inaugural exhibition will feature work by Ângela Ferreira, a Portuguese-born artist hailing from Mozambique, known for installations often incorporating film, photography and sound. Belgian artist Koen van den Broek will follow. His first solo show in the UK since 2007 uses snapshots to highlight line, shape and structure amidst the urban landscape.