Are you missing out on visiting your favourite galleries this summer because of a certain global pandemic? Don’t fancy gallery hopping during the new climate? Well fear not art girl, there’s plenty you can see and enjoy from the comfort of your own home! We’ve rounded up a list of 10 female-led online exhibitions to see this summer. Enjoy 😉
Sophie von Hellermann: A Midsummer Night’s Dream via Pilar Corrias
Sophie von Hellermann’s show is open IRL in London, but for those far away from the big smoke, it is also viewable online. The show consists of paintings made during her lockdown in the English countryside that confront the line between reality and imagination. The show runs until August 8.
Marisa Adesman: Desiderio Pascens via Eve Leibe
Marisa Adesman’s solo show with Eve Leibe uses the fork to ask us about our desires. What is it that you most crave? Well, hopefully you’ll find out when you view these paintings via Artsy later this month.
Louise Bourgeois: Self Portrait via Hauser and Wirth
Louise Bourgeois needs little introduction, and this is a real treat. This digital exhibition via Hauser and Wirth includes archival images and films, expanding and deepening our understanding of Bourgeois’s significance in 20th century art.
Tracey Emin: I Thrive On Solitude via White Cube
Tracey Emin always gets us feeling all the feelings and a new show is always more than welcomed. Her latest online offering at White Cube is made up of works made during isolation, something that we can all relate to right now!
Female Minimal via Thaddeaus Ropac
Thaddeaus Ropac’s digital show Female Minimal is also on display in Paris. The exhibition encompasses the work of Rosemarie Castoro, Lydia Okumura, Verena Lowensberg and Kazuko Miyamoto, all of whom made contributions to expanding the scope and understanding of the traditionally male-dominated category of Minimal Art. The show runs online until July 25.
Hervisions: Out Of Touch via Lux
Out Of Touch is an online show curated by female digital arts platform HER VISIONS. Featured artists include Dagmar Schurrer, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and Tania Cruz. The moving image works showcase CGI animations and an interactive game contemplating on new forms of intimacy with our bodies and ways to navigate the unwanted touch of the State though the autonomy of touching. The digital show runs until July 31.
Nadia Kaabi Linke, Jumana Manna and Walid Raad: A Bottomless Silence via Wallach Art Gallery
OK, so this show isn’t completely female, but it’s a goody nevertheless. The artists investigate the vastness of the silences that permeate the histories surrounding us, engaging with the past by probing the powers that mediate our relationship to it, to reimagine our experiences of the present and the future.
Rebecca Morris via Bortolami
Who doesn’t love a good painting show? This exhibition of new works is now available to view IRL, but if you can’t make it to NYC, don’t sweat it, you can see Rebecca Morris’s brand new oeuvre online. The digital presentation remains live until July 31.
Elizabeth Peyton: Eternal Return via Sadie coles
On display online for Summer 2020, Elizabeth Peyton’s new show is kinda trippy. You’ll see all the paintings you come to expect, but also texts, references and other surprises.
Kundzanai Chiurai: Paintings from the Radical Archive via Goodman Gallery
This new body of work by Kundzanai Chiurai is a pastiche and homage to posters generated for the purpose of inciting publics into political action in what is now remembered as the turbulent 1970’s of Zimbabwe. The show runs online until July 31.
Text Lizzy Vartanian