Platform

Bringing you selected outcomes and insights from our residencies and public programmes.


Studio Visit: Fehras Publishing Practices

On the collective transforming dry and incomplete archives into generative and speculative stories

Article

Resident’s Room: Musquiqui Chihying

Midway through his residency our artist-in-residence shares some reflections

Feature

Delfina Presents: Adam Vackar

On seeking a technical, environmental and spiritual synthesis

Video

Delfina Presents: Rado Ištok

Considering heritage, collections and what artefacts in Slovakia might reveal about the country itself

Video

Resident’s Room: Priyanka D’Souza

Our artist-in-residence introduces her practice, interests and current experimentations

Feature

The Abode of the Mortal Part of Man

Artist-in-residence Andrew Luk contemplates the heterotopia of East London’s Abney Park cemetery

Residency Project

Resident’s Room: Fernanda D’Agostino Dias

Our fellow takes us behind-the-scenes at Tate to share her research into four works in the collection

Feature

Resident’s Room: Chuan-Lun Wu

Our artist-in-residence gives us an insight into his current projects

Feature

In conversation: benandsebastian and Ellen Mara De Wachter

Speaking for the non-human

Interview

Family Lunch: Home Delivery – July 2021

As the pandemic continues to keep us physically apart, our tradition of family lunch continues through virtual deliveries

Family Lunch

Presenting: Syowia Kyambi

We revisit our 2016 artist-in-residence

Video

Delfina Presents: Gala Porras-Kim

Considering the lives of historical objects within institutions

Video

Studio Visit: Philipp Gufler

Juliet Jacques and our artist-in-residence discuss loss, memory, commemoration and resistance as tenets of Philipp’s practice

Article

Presenting: Khairani Barokka

UK associate artist 2021

Video

Family Lunch: Home Delivery – June 2021

As the pandemic continues to keep us physically apart, our tradition of family lunch continues through virtual deliveries

Family Lunch

Artworkers Reading Palestinian Poetry

Harun Morrison and Yas Lime for Radio Alhara

Audio

Resident’s Room: Philipp Gufler

A sneak peek into the life and practice our artist-in-residence

Feature

Family Lunch: Home Delivery – May 2021

As the pandemic continues to keep us physically apart, our tradition of family lunch continues through virtual deliveries

Family Lunch

Mother prays, Father weeps

Lydia Ourahmane and Sarah Ourahmane

Audio

Presenting: Renan Laru-an

We revisit our 2019 curator-in-residence

Video

Family Lunch: Home Delivery – April 2021

As the pandemic continues to keep us physically apart, our tradition of family lunch lives on – delivered to you safely at home.

Family Lunch

Presenting: Laura Wilson

We revisit our 2016 UK associate artist

Video

Family Lunch: Home Delivery – March 2021

As the pandemic continues to keep us physically apart, our tradition of family lunch continues through virtual deliveries

Family Lunch

Presenting: Taus Makhacheva

We revisit our 2015 artist-in-residence

Video

Family Lunch: Home Delivery – February 2021

As the pandemic continues to keep us physically apart, our tradition of family lunch continues through virtual deliveries

Family Lunch

Haegue Yang: A note from Seoul

From Delfina residency to Tate solo show

Article

In Conversation: Manauara Clandestina and Victoria Sin

The two artists discuss the effect of the pandemic on their communities and practices

Interview

Presenting: Cooking Sections

We revisit our 2014 artists-in-residence

Video

🎄 Family Lunch: Home Delivery 🎄

A festive-season special edition of our family lunch! Featuring recipes and a presentation by artist duo Cooking Sections

Family Lunch

Anna Ridler and Rosalie Yu: Research things

Explore an evolving portal of investigations and reflections on data

Residency Project

Empire Remains: Christmas Pudding

Artist duo Cooking Sections trace the imperial and postcolonial food systems behind this ‘gastronomic paradox’

Article

Sonya Dyer: ‘HFO: An Occasional Podcast’

The pilot episode of our UK associate artist’s forthcoming series

Residency Project

Worldmaking Practices: A Take on the Future

How can contemporary art from Latin America help us foster a collective re-imagining of the future?

Video

In Conversation: Collector Bernardo Faria

In partnership with Ocula Magazine

Interview

Studio Visit: Sonya Dyer

On a practice centring Black female subjectivities and offering a Black futurity

Article

Presenting: Sonya Dyer

UK associate artist 2019

Video

Family Lunch: Home Delivery – Thanksgiving Special 🦃

Bringing you a special seasonal edition of our family lunch, featuring festive pie and a presentation by artist Sonya Dyer

Family Lunch

In Conversation: Anna Ridler and Gary Zhexi Zhang

Our past and present UK associate artists discuss markets, uncertainty, cryptos and climate change

Interview

Resident’s Room: Anna Ridler

A sneak peak into our current UK associate artist’s London studio

Feature

Resident’s Room: Louise Beer

Our current UK associate artist reports from the Kent countryside

Feature

Resident’s Room: Sejin Kim

Find out more about the artist, her practice and her residency experience

Feature

Resident’s Room: Manauara Clandestina

“I often felt like a lonely princess. Now that has changed a lot”

Feature

Resident’s Room: Rut Karin Zettergren

The artist shows us the tools and research she’s using to make a work investigating technology and dreams

Feature

Presenting: Rosalie Yu

Artist-in-residence 2020

Video

Family Lunch: Home Delivery – October 2020

As the pandemic continues to keeps us physically apart, our tradition of family lunch continues through virtual deliveries

Family Lunch

Resident’s Room: Bruno Baptistelli

A sneak peek into Bruno Baptistelli’s practice and workspace at Delfina Foundation

Feature

Presenting: Antonio Obá

We revisit our 2017 artist-in-residence

Video

Family Lunch: Home Delivery #4

As the pandemic continues to keeps us physically apart, our tradition of family lunch continues through virtual deliveries

Family Lunch

Presenting: Leone Contini

We revisit our 2014/15 artist-in-residence

Video

Family lunch: Home Delivery #3

Our tradition of Family Lunch continues, but now freshly delivered to your digital device

Family Lunch

In Conversation: Kyriaki Goni

On interspecies networks, affinities and affective infrastructures

Interview

Presenting: Amanda Abi Khalil

We revisit our 2018 curator-in-residence

Video

Family lunch: Home Delivery #2

Our tradition of Family Lunch continues, but now freshly delivered to your digital device

Family Lunch

Life of a Craphead: Life of Life of a Craphead

On navigating life and community as working artists

Residency Project

Zian Chen: An open letter to these strange times

Encounters with the apology as a “technology of the self”

Residency Project

Paul Setúbal: A Country Tale

A true story of land expropriation and the struggles for territorial control

Residency Project

Presenting: Yu Ji

We revisit our 2019 artist-in-residence

Video

Family lunch: Home Delivery #1

Our tradition of Family Lunch continues, but now freshly delivered to your digital device

Family Lunch

Vibeke Mascini: Infra

Contemplating the British Library’s ‘silent’ recording of a blue whale

Residency Project

Petros Moris: Future Bestiary (Kerameikos)

Exploring subterranean memory and the construct of the future

Residency Project

Petros Moris (with Lito Kattou): PROPHECY

Presenting the third issue of AM zine

Residency Project

Delfina Daily

A daily dose of artistic practice

Gallery

Delfina Presents: Sheila Chukwulozie

Exploring the relationship between the post-colonial body, Catholicism, and sonic history

Video

Studio Visit: Life of a Craphead

On a duo whose friendly yet subversive humour ingeniously confronts colonial pasts and presents

Article

Delfina Presents: Moe Satt

The performance artist discusses his work focusing on hand movement and gestures

Video

58th Venice Biennale: Performances

Watch highlights from the closing weekend

Video

Delfina Presents: Matterlurgy

Discussing air pollution and using virtual reality to tell its stories

Video

Politics of Food

Our 2019 book, published with Sternberg Press

Publication

Trust Issues

On art, decentralisation and emergent technocultures

Video

In Conversation: Venice Programme Participants

Aaron Cezar speaks to the artists involved in the November programme

Interview

In Conversation: Collector Daisuke Miyatsu

In partnership with Ocula Magazine

Interview

Collectors in Conversation: Bernardo Faria

On artists “looking for the future, but also working hard for the present”

Video

Delfina Presents: Khvay Samnang

On his performance exploring the political and economic relationship between Camdodia and China

Video

Nick Laessing: Plant Orbiter

Researching usership

Residency Project

In Conversation: Constanza Alarcón Tennen

On peripheral thinking and making, transmitting experiences, and tectonic desire

Interview

Studio Visit: Ícaro Lira

Northeastern as a statement of resistance

Article

Nasser Al Salem: Amma Baad

Watch the artist introduce his recent exhibition

Video

Vivien Sansour: Zaree’a

On the work and legacy of seed keeper Esiah Levy

Residency Project

Delfina Presents: Marta Fernández Calvo

Uncovering and celebrating food histories and their legacies

Video

Asunción Molinos Gordo: Accumulation by Dispossession

On the exhibition that formed part of our fourth season of Politics of Food

Video

Activating the Alternatives

Discussing research into socio-spatial transformations in Ecuador

Audio

Politics of Food: Adapting

Highlights from the season’s events

Gallery

Food Regimes

Exploring the problems inherent in the current global food system

Audio

Collecting: A Glossary

Excerpt from ‘A Selective Guide to the V&A’s South Asian Collection’

Article

58th Venice Biennale: Performances

Watch the performances from the opening week

Video

Delfina Presents: Maxwell Alexandre

On painting, the divine, and the city of Rio

Video

In Conversation: Daniela Ruiz Moreno

Reflecting on her fellowship in Tate Exchange

Interview

Collectors in Conversation: Elie Khouri

On a collection with a global framework and its future

Video

Moonjung Hwang: Simulated residency

Transferring memories

Residency Project

Thiago Hersan: Reinterpreting the astrolabe

Exploring the relationships between humans, nonhumans and machines

Residency Project

Noor Abuarafeh: Rumours Began Some Time Ago

Uncovering the story behind an archival photo

Residency Project

Power play: Lantian Xie & Jaebum Kim

Watch the artists speak about their specially-commissioned collaborative works

Video

Power play: Soyoung Chung

Watch the artist discuss her two works in the show

Video

Power play: Curator’s introduction

Watch Aaron Cezar introduce the exhibition

Video

Delfina Presents: Maja Bekan

Using performance as a tool to produce knowledge

Video

Delfina Presents: Peter Brandt

On his practice exploring gender and trauma

Video

Delfina Presents: Urok Shirhan

On her performance ‘The Post-National Anthems’

Video

Collectors In Conversation: Irene Panagopoulos

Contemplating the role of a collector within the art community

Video

(IN)Sessions: Open Studios

Photos from an evening of presentations by our autumn 2018 artists-in-residence

Gallery

Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler: The Scar

The duo discuss their Delfina exhibition

Audio

Frieze Week Performances 2018

Photos of performances at Frieze London 2018 in partnership with Delfina Foundation

Gallery

Delfina Presents: Pratchaya Phinthong

On presenting counterfeit currency to visitors at Frieze

Video

Collectors in Conversation: Carlos Marsano

On collecting as a process of understanding

Video

Delfina Presents: Vivian Caccuri

Considering the sound of mosquitos in a social, historical, and political context

Video

Delfina Presents: Liz Glynn

Presenting a performance that draws its imagery from the British Museum

Video

Delfina Presents: Murat Adash

Exploring the idea of camouflage through performance

Video

Delfina Presents: Maria Meinild

Exploring the experience of social structures through puppetry

Video

A Selective Guide to the V&A’s South Asian Collection

Book by past artist-in-residence Avani Tanya

Publication

Open Studios: Spring 2018

Photos from an evening of presentations of new and developed work by our spring 2018 residents

Gallery

Alex Mirutziu: Doing Sub Thinking

Documentation of the performance at the Royal Academy

Gallery

In Conversation: Santiago Villanueva

Curatorial strategies and the domestic surrealism of house museums

Interview

Collectors in Conversation: Haro Cumbusyan

Considering how collectors can support the production of new art

Video

Delfina Presents: Anton Lapov

Introducing his curatorial and artistic interests, including new media art and obsolete technologies

Video

Alex Mirutziu: Between Too Soon And Too Late

On his Delfina exhibition which interrogates how we create meaning to interpret the world

Video

In Conversation: Alex Mirutziu with Aaron Cezar

Alex discusses his Delfina Foundation exhibition with Director Aaron Cezar

Interview

Revising Gulf Modernisms: Mini Symposium | Part 2

On the history and future of modern architecture in the Gulf

Video

Alex Mirutziu: Between Too Soon and Too Late

Installation photos from the artist’s solo show at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

Revising Gulf Modernisms: Mini Symposium | Part 1

On the history and future of modern architecture in the Gulf

Video

Collectors in Conversation: Sultan Al Qassemi

On seeking to plug a gap in general knowledge about art from the Arab world

Video

De-constructing Collections: The Colonial Past and Contemporary International Collecting

Talk recording

Audio

From Country to Continent: Collecting and Supporting Contemporary Art in Morocco and Beyond

Discussing three current projects based in Morocco

Video

Collectors in Conversation: Mimi Brown

On Spring Workshop, the 5-year initiative she founded in Hong Kong

Video

Artistic Interventions and Strategies in Museums

Discussion with Marc Dion, Roel Arkesteijn and Viktor Wynd

Video

Ala Younis: Plan For Feminist Greater Baghdad

Stories of the female protagonists behind Baghdad’s modern monuments

Video

Ala Younis: Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad

Installation photos from the artist’s solo show at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

Delfina Presents: Kevin Beasley

On giving space to the act of listening

Video

Delfina Presents: Farah Al Qasimi

Considering translation as a tool for connection or intimacy

Video

Delfina Presents: Alice Shintani

Presenting her installation inspired by the famous tiles of Brazilian artist Athos Bulcão

Video

Delfina Presents: Daniel Jacoby

Presenting a performance of sculptures inspired by budget clothing displays

Video

Open Studios: Autumn Residents 2017

Photos from an evening of presentations by our autumn 2017 residents

Gallery

Delfina Presents: Avani Tanya

Exploring the V&A’s South Asia collection

Video

Collectors in Conversation: Rudy Tseng

On how and why his collection has evolved over the years

Video

In Conversation: Ali Miharbi

We delve into the processes and thinking behind Ali’s practice

Interview

Collectors in Conversation: Daisuke Miyatsu

The ‘salary-man’ collector tells his story

Video

Geumhyung Jeong: Private Collection: Unperformed Objects

Installation photos from the artist’s solo show at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

Ali Miharbi: Wind Organ

Photos of the artist’s installation at the Horniman Museum

Gallery

Open House Exhibition

On the programme and exhibition reflecting on a decade of residencies at Delfina Foundation

Video

Who Really Owns It?

Thinking through ownership of contemporary art and cultural heritage

Video

The Social Value of Private Initiatives and Museums

Exploring the public responsibilities of private initiatives

Video

Sharing Collections

Interrogating the relationship between artist and collector

Video

Performance by Deyson Gilbert

Performance by artist-in-residence

Video

Collecting, Intimacy and the Gift

On collecting’s potential as a site of intimate encounter and exchange

Video

Sneak Peek: Hidemi Nishida

Introducing our winter 2017 artist-in-residence

Video

Sneek Peak: Binelde Hyrcan

Introducing our winter 2017 artist-in-residence

Video

Sneak Peak: Ali Miharbi

Our spring 2016 resident on his interest in the biological, social and economic rhythms of everyday life

Video

Sneak Peek: Wok the Rock

Introducing our spring 2017 artist-in-residence

Video

In Conversation: Jungki Beak

On his practice challenging the relationship between man and nature

Interview

Markets and Movements

On the artists, activities and ideas that formed the third season of ‘The Politics of Food’

Video

Joe Moran: Live Creations

Seeking to make choreographic thinking and the agency of dance artists visible

Video

Cooking Sections: The Empire Remains Shop

On their public installation and programme considering the global circulation of food

Video

Delfina Presents: Amy Franceschini

Exploring cultures and politics of seed and grains

Video

In Conversation: Jean-Paul Kelly

On his 2016 Delfina Foundation exhibition

Interview

Jean-Paul Kelly: That Ends That Matter

Installation photos from the artist’s solo show at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

In Conversation: Serkan Taycan

Combining engineering and art to investigate global water issues

Interview

The Tour of The Question: Cheese, Family and Revolution

Chris Fite-Wassilak explores memory and authenticity through his experiences of two cheeses

Article

Transpositions: An Evening of Performances

Photos from an evening of performances by Performance as Process residents

Gallery

Markets and Movements Weekend

Photos from the pop up cafe culminating our 3rd Politics of Food season

Gallery

Delfina Presents: Stephen Kwok

Tools for a ‘decomposed cinema’

Video

Delfina Presents: Luisa Nobrega

On failures of communication and language at the brink of collapse

Video

In Conversation: Thomas Pausz

Our Politics of Food UK associate artist on his experimental process working with waste materials

Interview

In Conversation: Chris Fite-Wassilak

On cheese and authenticity

Interview

In Conversation: Deepa Bhasthi (Forager Collective)

On food myths and fads

Interview

BBC Arabic Tour of ‘A Prologue to the Past and Present State of Things’

Exploring performance as a form of recording and re-writing history

Video

COOKING SECTIONS: The Empire Remains Shop

Photos from the installation in the heart of Marylebone

Gallery

In Conversation: Luísa Nóbrega

Our Performance as Process resident on language, translation and the voice

Interview

In Conversation: Alex Mirutziu

On his practice, theory and the underlying question ‘what performs?’

Interview

Performance as Process: Emma Smith

Inventing a new form of scoring for the collective voice

Video

In Conversation: Emma Smith

On her current research and the development of her performance practice

Interview

Performance as Process: Alex Mirutziu

On transcribing a typeface into movement

Video

Performance as Process: Syowia Kyambi

Navigating questions of communal identity, the state, self-censorship

Video

In Conversation: Stephen Kwok

Playing with the boundaries of the everyday

Interview

Self Image and the Caribbean Diaspora

Considering self-representation and performing racial and gendered identities

Video

DIDEM PEKÜN: OF DICE AND MEN

Installation photos from the artist’s solo show at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

Before Seven Hills

Élise Atangana presents elements of her research for the 2nd Kampala Biennale, followed by a performance by Julien Creuzet

Video

DAAR: Emancipatory Education, Art and Architecture

On Campus in Camps, an experimental education programme hosted in Dheisheh refugee camp, Bethlehem

Video

Delfina on Artsnight

Will Gompertz features Delfina Foundation and its Founder on the BBC2 programme

Video

Beyond Control: Data, Privacy & Rights

Considering the current state of surveillance and the net

Video

Then For Now

Installation photos from the group exhibition of past Delfina residents

Gallery

Philippe Gruenberg

The artist reflects on his residency

Video

A Prologue to the Past and Present State of Things

Installation photos from the exhibition exploring performance as a form of recording and re-writing history

Gallery

STIRRING THE POT OF STORY: FOOD, HISTORY, MEMORY

Installation photos from ‘The Politics of Food’ group exhibition at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

The Mentalists

Photos from an evening of performances held at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

THE OTOLITH GROUP: IN THE YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN

Installation photos from collective’s show at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

A Living Thing A Dying Thing

Professor Harry G. West on contemporary artisanal cheese and the politics of taste

Video

Open Studio: The Public Domain

Installation photos from the open studios held with our spring 2014 residents

Gallery

The Politics of Food: Candice Lin

Taking culinary revenge on the Koch brothers

Video

The Politics of Food

Installation photos of the first Politics of Food exhibition held at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

Cultural Exchange: More Harm Than Good?

Exploring the concept’s complex implications

Video

Points of Departure

Installation photos from off-site group show at the ICA

Gallery

In Conversation: Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi with Polly Staple

The Delfina residents discuss their exhibition ‘Seep’ at Chisenhale Gallery

Audio

A.i.R Dubai 2013

On the residencies that took place in this latest edition of the annual programme

Video

In Conversation: Abbas Akhavan and Mark Rappolt

On the artist’s Delfina Foundation exhibition, Study for a Garden (2012)

Video

Artist Talk: Asli Çavuşoğlu

Discussing her Frieze Projects commission ‘Murder in Three Acts’ (2012)

Video

Abbas Akhaven: Study For A Garden

Installation photos from the artist’s 2012 solo show at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

AHMET ÖGÜT: OR WHISTLE SPONTANEOUSLY

Installation photos from the artist’s solo show at Delfina Foundation

Gallery

Artist talk: Ziad Antar

Discussing his practice with curator Jessica Morgan

Video

Surface Noise: Hauntology and the Metaphysics of Crackle

Writer and theorist Mark Fisher on hauntology in contemporary music and film

Video

A.i.R DUBAI 2012

On the residencies that took place in this latest edition of the annual programme

Video

Shopopolis: FEAST

Exploring the shopping centre as a social spaces

Video

Performance: Atef Berredjem

Documentation of ‘Stars’

Video

Artist-to-Artist Talk: Onya McCausland and Khaled Hafez

Exploring the shifting identity of the self and its belonging

Video

Artist-to-Artist Talk: Ines Jerray and Gayle Chong Kwan

Considering animation as a way of exploring ideas such as hybridisation

Video

Artist Talk: Wael Shawky

Presenting practice

Video

The Aural Contract Audio Archive

Artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents a live listening session

Video

In conversation: Raed Yassin and Rayya Badran

The artist on his Delfina Foundation exhibition ‘The best of Sammy Clark’

Video

Artist Talk: Tayfun Serttas

The artist on his Delfina Foundation exhibition ‘Studio Osep’

Video

In conversation: Mahmoud Bakhshi with Vali Mahlouji

Presenting practice

Video

Performance: Tashweesh (Basel Abbas, boikutt and Ruanne Abou-Rahme)

A performance response to ‘The Spacemakers’ exhibition

Video

Exhibition: The Spacemakers

Exploring the challenges of creating a home in today’s global urban cities

Video

In Conversation: Jawad al Malhi with Dr. Tina Sherwell

The artist on his Delfina Foundation & The Mosaic Rooms exhibition ‘New Works’

Video

Decolonizing Architecture

Panel event in collaboration with Tate

Video

Artist Talk: Oraib Toukan

Presenting practice

Video

In Conversation: Nathaniel Rackowe with Jon Wood

The artist on his Delfina Foundation exhibition ‘New Works’

Video

Artist Talk: Ala Dehghan

Presenting practice

Video

Artist talk: Shuruq Harb

Presenting practice

Video