press release

Mandy El-Sayegh
12.04.2019 - 09.06.2019
Opening: Thursday 11.04.2019 18:30 - 20:30

A major new commission and first solo exhibition in an institution by London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh. El-Sayegh’s prolific large-scale paintings and installations move between linguistic, material and corporeal registers, creating double meanings that signal a breakdown in, or disturbance of, everyday systems and orders. For her new commission El-Sayegh combines her distinctive painterly gestures with silk-screen print, latex, found objects and images. The resulting group of work traces a process whereby El-Sayegh examines an alternative formalism which originates with the body.

Mandy El-Sayegh lives and works in London. Selected exhibitions include: The Mistake Room, Guadalajara, Mexico, (2018); Figured Ground: Meshworks, Carl Kostyal, London; Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj, Sharjah, UAE (both 2017); and Taking Part; this is a sign, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2016). In 2017 El-Sayegh was shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Chisenhale Gallery’s Commissions Programme 2017–19 is supported by the LUMA Foundation.