Oliver Ressler, The Agency., 2017
'Positioning Nigerian Modernism',
Strange Attractor, 2016, Ruth Barker, detail
Franco Vaccari and Ariel Reichman,
Paul Eachus( 1944-2015), Installation View,
a portrait in fragments:Theresa Cha (1951-82)
Karin Hanssen As You Like It, 2007-8
Mary Beth Edelson, exhibited in 1998
Douglas Gordon and Graham Gussin, Jukebox, 1995
theAgency. was established 1996 in London. The gallery and curatorial office focuses on global and socially relevant art strategies. Core competencies include working with ephemeral artforms, progressive artistic and curatorial positions and related collection expertise.
In 2001 theAgency. won 1st Prize at Art Basel Statements with Scottish artist Ross Sinclair. The gallery is renowned for realising London premieres or early shows with artists such as Douglas Gordon, Zoe Leonard, Ken Lum, Hervé Beuze and David Gumbs, Thaddeus Strode and Peter Zimmermann, Atelier van Lieshout and historical positions by Mary Beth Edelson (*1933), Paul McCarthy (*1945), Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (*1951-82), Franco Vaccari (*1935), Man Ray (1890-1976).
theAgency. pursues an open approach where each contextual situation demands appropriate frameworks and responses. The gallery works with artists of all genres and regularly includes historical works and archives often with a wide range of collaborators and institutions.