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.
Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, who promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. The Showroom collaborates with and is supported by Goethe-Institut London.
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.
Lisson Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with locations in London, New York and Shanghai. Lisson Gallery continues to provide support and assistance to The Showroom.
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. In February 2020, The Showroom guest curated 1-54 Forum in Marrakech, Morocco.
SOUTH SOUTH is an online platform dedicated to art from the Global South. The Showroom collaborated to curate the Institutional Hybridity Think Tank as part of SOUTH SOUTH's inaugural 2021 event SOUTH SOUTH VEZA.
Created by artist Josef O’Connor, CIRCA commissions a different artist each month to present new ideas that consider our world now. Each artist is invited to create a new work for the Piccadilly Lights, Europe’s largest screen, that offers an innovative and exciting way for London to engage with art, both outside and at home, in a safe and socially distanced way.