Organisational partnerships are key to expanding the potential of our work, and we collaborate on a variety of projects with a broad network of like-minded organisations both in the UK and abroad.
Common Practice is an advocacy group working for the recognition and fostering of the small-scale contemporary visual arts sector in London.
Cluster is a network of eight contemporary visual art organisations located in residential areas situated on the peripheries of European cities, extending to the Middle East with one member in Holon, Israel.
COHAB was a network of three European arts organisations comprising The Showroom, London; Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm. For two years (2012–2014) COHAB investigated meaningful ways in which artists (and organisations) can be deeply invested within their local contexts and at the same time form close dialogues on an international arena
Circular Facts (2009–2011) was a network of three European contemporary art organisations: Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory (Utrecht), Objectif Exhibitions (Antwerp), The Showroom (London) in partnership with Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Electric Palm Tree.
The Department of Visual Cultures specialise in contemporary art history and theory, curating, and research architecture, exploring new forms of art theory and history, art practice and visual culture. The Showroom is part of the department's wider institutional network.
The Showroom, Chisenhale Gallery and Studio Voltaire worked together on a shared programme of contemporary art commissioning and research, over three years (2013–2016) combining knowledge and resources to discover what it can do together that it cannot do alone.
Mophradat creates opportunities for artists from the Arab world through an inventive approach to funding, commissioning, collaborating, and gathering. The Showroom are to participate in the 2nd edition of Mophradat’s Consortium Commissions in 2021, exhibiting works by artist filmmaker Inas Halabi from Jerusalem and Lebanese multi-disciplinary artist Haig Aivazian.
PHotoEspaña is an international festival of photography and visual arts in Madrid, Spain. For its XXIII edition, The Showroom is to guest curate Contra La Raza [Against Race] – a multi-exhibition project and programme from June to September 2020
The Royal College of Art specialises in postgraduate art and design education, situated across three sites at Kensington, Battersea and White City. The Showroom continues to foster relationships with degree programmes and professionals across the University as part of their outreach network and wider collaborative community.
The São Paulo Biennial is the second oldest art biennial in the world. For the 34th edition of the Biennial in 2020, The Showroom will guest curate the Biennial's publications and will become an institutional member within this edition's network of partnerships.
University of the Arts London are a university group specialising in art, design, performing arts, communications and culture. The Showroom continues to foster relationships with degree programmes and professionals across the University as part of their outreach network and wider collaborative community, as well as participating in the annual AWP Internship Programme.
1-54 is the first leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange. In February 2020, The Showroom guest curated the 2020 edition of 1-54 Forum in Marrakech, Morocco.