Gallery News
1 10 2023

Pilar Corrias to open new flagship gallery in London New Conduit Street space will open in October 2023 with Christina Quarles exhibition

Pilar Corrias opened her first gallery in London in 2008. 15 years on, the gallery will expand its presence in the city with a new flagship space in Mayfair this autumn.

Located at 51 Conduit Street, the gallery's second Mayfair space will be designed by Cowie Montgomery Architects, following a total renovation. The programme will build on the gallery’s record for showing new bodies of work, pioneering projects and exhibitions, and will allow for larger-scale presentations from its rapidly expanding roster of international contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds, two-thirds of whom are women.

Nick Cowie and Lucy Montgomery are working with Pilar Corrias on an elegant design that prioritises artists’ needs and the practicalities of showing contemporary artworks, including maximising flexibility in configuration and generous space. The gallery will occupy almost 5000 square feet over two floors, with the main exhibition space and a second gallery at ground level with a ceiling height of 5.1 metres, complemented by a further gallery space downstairs allowing for simultaneous programming. A library, private viewing room and offices will be in the building.

Coinciding with Frieze London, the inaugural exhibition will present new paintings by LA-based artist Christina Quarles (10 October–22 December 2023). This will be the artist’s fourth exhibition with Pilar Corrias since she joined its roster six years ago. Her first UK solo show, held at the gallery, was followed by institutional solo exhibitions at Hepworth Wakefield (2019–20) and South London Gallery (2021). Collapsed Time, Quarles’ current show at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, is on view until 17 September 2023.

It’s important for the gallery to develop in synergy with the artists it represents, matching their energy and output. Our new flagship space will allow us to present their work in new and exciting ways. As a core artist to our gallery programme, Christina Quarles is an artist who has developed her career with us and I’m delighted we are taking this next step in the gallery’s future together.

– Pilar Corrias

The Conduit Street space will complement and be a counterpoint to the gallery’s existing location at the other end of Savile Row, and will replace its Eastcastle Street location. An exhibition from Shanghai-based artist Cui Jie will run in the Savile Row space at the same time. At Frieze London, the gallery will present a solo booth of works by Sophie von Hellermann.



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