Claudia Alarcón, Kates tsinhay [Mujeres estrellas : Star women], 2023

This autumn, an unprecedented number of our former artists and curators-in-residence are presenting shows around the city.

Making connections and studio visits are a key part of residencies at Delfina Foundation, and we are delighted to see the fruition of these here, with many of the relationships that led to these presentation having been forged during these residents time with us.

Trevor Yeung at Gasworks

Soft Ground
28 September – 17 December 2023

Trevor was in-residence in 2022, supported by Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia Pacific Patrons.

Trevor Yeung, Soft ground, 2023. Exhibition view. Commissioned and produced by Gasworks. Photo Andy Keate

Sumi Kanazawa at Daiwa Foundation

Erase and See
15 September 2023 – 25 January 2024

Sumi was in-residence in 2023, as the the Grand Prix winner of the Contemporary Art Foundation Artist Award 2020-2021.

Sumi Kanazawa, Erase and See, 2023. Photo Taihei Soejima

Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung (curator) at Whitechapel Gallery

Anna Mendelssohn: Speak, Poetess
11 October 2023 – 21 January 2024

Eugene was in-residence in 2023, in partnership with Asymmetry Art Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery.

Anna Mendelssohn: Speak, Poetess. Whitechapel Gallery. Photo Theo Christelis

Paul Sebútal at Marina Abramović Institute Takeover

Southbank Centre
4 – 8 October 2023

Paul was in-residence in 2020, supported by SP Arte.

Paul Setúbal, Porque os joelhos dobram (Because the knees bend), 2018. 14’37’’ video (video frame).

Andrei Fernández (curator) at Cecilia Brunson Projects

Claudia Alarcón and Silät: Nitsäyphä: Wichí Stories
5 October – 3 November 2023

Andrei was in-residence in 2023, in partnership with Anglo-Argentine Society, and with support from the Embassy of Argentina.

Claudia Alarcón, Kates tsinhay [Mujeres estrellas : Star women], 2023

Candice Lin at Frieze Art Fair

Daily Kite Flying Activations
1pm, 11 – 15 October 2023 (and kite making workshop)

Candice was in-residence in 2014 as part of Politics of Food, supported by François Ghebaly Gallery.

Candice Lin, Everything You Want To Eat, 2023

Marina Rheingantz at White Cube

10 October – 11 November 2023

Marina was in-residence in 2015, in partnership with Galeria Fortes Vilaca.

Marina Rheingantz, Schmetterlinge im bauch, 2023 (detail).

Sonya Dyer at Somerset House Studios

Three Parent Child
29 September – 12 November 2023

Sonya was a UK associate in and 2020, supported by Gaia Art Foundation.

Installation view. Sonya Dyer, ‘Three Parent Child.’ Somerset House, 2023. Credit Tom Bowditch.

David Blandy (and Larry Achiampong) at Wellcome Collection

Genetic Automata
8 June 2023 – 11 February 2024

David was a UK associate in 2022, supported by Gaia Art Foundation.

Genetic Automata, 2023. Wellcome Collection. Pocket register. Gallery Photo Steven Pocock. Courtesy of UCL Science Collections

Talles Lopes and Noara Quintana at LAMB Gallery

Whispers from the South (group show)
5 – 28 October 2023

Talles Lopes was in-residence in 2022 and Noara Quintana was in-residence in 2023, both supported by Instituto Inclusartiz.

Noara Quintana, Serpentine traces, 2023. Painting. Silk fabric, natural rubber (latex), acrylic, aluminium, wood and steel cables.


In addition, In the Shade of the Sun, a group exhibition at The Mosaic Rooms, has been brought together by Bilna’es – an a-disciplinary platform initiated, among others, by our 2009 alumni duo Ruanne Abou-Rahme & Basel Abbas as a way to support artistic communities in Palestine and beyond. This exhibition runs from 6 September 2023 to 14 January 2024.

Furthermore, Shiraz Bayjoo, UK associate in 2020, is part of the group show Story, Place at No.9 Cork Street, running 6 – 21 October 2023.

Two Delfina Studios (our predecessor organisation) artists also have significant solo shows in London this season: Liu Ye at David Zwirner, the first time his work has been shown in London since 2002; and Urs Fischer at Sadie Coles HQ.

Later this year Alia Farid (in-residence in 2013) will have her first exhibition in the UK at Chisenhale Gallery, running 1 December 2023 – 4 February 2024.

Lastly, outside of London, our 2023 alum Saba Khan presents Glacial Movements and the Ghaib at Canterbury Christ Church University as part of her collective, the Pak Khawateen Painting Club – and together with Lumen Studios (which also include Delfina alum associate Louise Beer), running 18 September 2023 – 9 January 2024.