Stephen Friedman Gallery is a leading contemporary art gallery that represents exceptional artists from around the world.
We are distinguished by the calibre of our programme and our strong and personal relationships in the art world. Since its inauguration in 1995, Stephen Friedman Gallery has been based in Mayfair on Old Burlington Street. The gallery now has three spaces in which it hosts solo and group exhibitions throughout the year. There is also a facility to exhibit outdoor sculpture in a landscaped private garden. The gallery represents over twenty-five living artists and Estates with areas of interest that include conceptual and South American art, and abstraction, minimalism and figuration in painting, sculpture, video and installation. The gallery...
Stephen Friedman Gallery
25-28 Old Burlington Street
London
W1S 3AN
+44 207 494 1434
  • Leilah Babirye: Ebika Bya ba Kuchu mu Buganda (Kuchu Clans of Buganda) II, 04 June–31 July 2021

    Leilah Babirye

    Nansamba II from the Kuchu Ngabi (Antelope) Clan, 2021

    Glazed ceramic, bicycle tyre inner tubes and found objects

    122 x 73.7 x 78.7cm | 48 x 29 x 31 in

    © Leilah Babirye

    Courtesy the artist; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Gordon Robichaux, New York.

    Leilah Babirye: Ebika Bya ba Kuchu mu Buganda (Kuchu Clans of Buganda) II

    04 June–31 July 2021
    30 Old Burlington Street Mayfair, London, W1S 3AP Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Leilah Babirye’s first solo exhibition in the UK and Europe opening 4 June 2021. This much anticipated show brings together large-scale ceramic works, wooden sculptures, masks and vibrant paintings on paper. Babirye’s powerful works are a testament to her fiercely intelligent approach to the transformation of found materials. Her oeuvre examines the legacies of British colonialism in Uganda and the traditional clan systems of the kingdom of Buganda, encompassing progressive ideas regarding alternative forms of kinship, community and LGBTQI activism.
  • Yinka Shonibare CBE RA: African Spirits of Modernism, 04 June–31 July 2021

    Yinka Shonibare CBE

    Hybrid Sculpture (Pan), 2021

    Fibreglass sculpture, hand painted with Dutch wax pattern with hand carved wooden mask.

    Figure: 152 x 68 x 72cm (61 3/8 x 25 5/8 x 26 3/4in)

    Plinth: 70 x 60 x 87.5cm (27 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 34 1/2in)

    Overall: 226 x 65 x 87.5cm (89 x 25 5/8 x 34 1/2in)

    © Yinka Shonibare CBE

    Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

    Photo: Stephen White & Co.

    Yinka Shonibare CBE RA: African Spirits of Modernism

    04 June–31 July 2021
    Gallery 1 and 2 Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA’s seventh solo exhibition at the gallery, titled African Spirits of Modernism. Opening on 4 June 2021, the exhibition comprises quilts, sculptures and a series of African masks that engage with the artist’s own identity as a ‘post-colonial hybrid’. The works are accompanied by archival material that captures the burgeoning interest in African art in Paris in the 1920s.
  • Marina Adams: Works on Paper (2016-2021), 04 June-17 July 2021

    Marina Adams

    12x9_285, 2021

    Gouache and Crayon on Arches Aquarelle Paper

    30.5 x 22.9cm
    12 x 9in

    © Marina Adams

    Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

    Marina Adams: Works on Paper (2016-2021)

    04 June-17 July 2021
    Viewing Room American artist Marina Adams presents the first instalment of her two-part solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery on 4 June 2021. Twenty-six paintings on paper, all measuring 12 x 9 inches, are exhibited together in the gallery’s Viewing Room. Spanning over five years of her artistic practice from 2016 to 2021, these works reveal Adams’ bold exploration of colour and form on a condensed scale. This is Adams’ first solo exhibition at the gallery following the announcement of her representation in April 2020 and culminates with Wild Is Its Own Way, a presentation of large-scale paintings in September 2021.