theAgency. was established in 1996 as an independent commercial space with a strong curatorial direction from the outset. In 2001 after numerous international artfair participations the gallery won 1st Prize at Art Basel Statements. theAgency. is renowned for realising London premieres or early shows with artists such as Douglas Gordon, Zoe Leonard, Ken Lum, Thaddeus Strode and Peter Zimmermann as well as more historical positions by Mary Beth Edelson (* 1933), Paul McCarthy (* 1945), Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (* 1951-82) and Franco Vaccari (* 1935) and Man Ray( 1890 -1976).
The gallery continues with a keen interest in global and socio-political art strategies. In order to serve the advancement of visual culture, theAgency has become a multi-dimensional platform with longterm sustainability . The gallery no longer acknowledges boundaries between commercial and museal strategies in art. In order to progressively engage with transmedial art the gallery pursues an open approach where each contextual situation demands appropriate frameworks and responses in collaboration with a wide range of institutions.
Conceptual development of projects and collections and exhibition consultancy for young positions, ephemeral artforms and curatorial research are core competencies.
theAgency. does not accept unsolicited material for exhibitions.
Franco Vaccari, Esposizione No7, Mito Istantaneo, 1974, theAgency. 2015
Nooshin Farhid ( Iran), Red Leaves No Residue, theAgency. 2014
Zoe Leonard, Installation Views, theAgency. 2002
Jukebox, Installation View, Graham Gussin and Douglas Gordon, theAgency. 1996
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