Delfina Foundation

Open House

20/05/17 — 21/05/17

Date: 20-21 May 2017
Time: 12:00-18:00
Venue: Delfina Foundation, 29-31 Catherine Pl, Victoria, London SW1E 6DY
FREE: Register interest here via Eventbrite.

The Open House project reflects on the significance of artists’ residencies at Delfina Foundation over the last 10 years. The format expands on the traditional iteration of the ‘Open House’, where the public are invited to wander through the interior of architecturally significant buildings.

Over a single weekend visitors are invited to explore Delfina Foundation’s domestic spaces and access past residents’ memories in a unique collision of past and present. Artists based both in the UK and internationally will produce a series of new artworks, ranging from performative to gastronomical to sculptural, which will be displayed in the space. The Open House project aims to foster new lines of creative enquiry into the role of residency programmes in the UK, as well as intersections between public and private in contemporary art today. The project is a partnership between Delfina Foundation and six curators from The Royal College of Art.

Participating Artists:
Manal Al Dowayan
Mudar Alhajji
Kathrin Böhm
Leone Contini
Srajana Kaikini
Yazan Khalili
Hala Muhanna
Judy Price
Alessandra Saviotti
Laura Wilson

Kerry Campbell
Cecilia Giurgevich
Nicholas Osborne
Linda Rocco
Elizabeth Thornhill
Zena Khan


Exhibition runs from 12:00-18:00 on Saturday and Sunday

Timed events 


1pm – 1:30pm
Mudar Alhajji: Reading TBC

1:30 - 3:30pm
Laura Wilson performance

4pm – 4:30pm
Kathrin Böhm: Performative Lecture

4:30 - 5:15pm
Curatorial Tour

5pm – 6pm


13:00 - 13:45
Curatorial Tour

3pm – 3:30pm
Leone Contini: Gumbo Meal

3:30pm – 4:15pm
Curatorial Tour

(Please note this programme is still being developed, please register your interest below for full programme updates)


The programmed live events which make up part of the Open House project, are FREE and open to all, however whilst we hope to accommodate everyone, please be aware there may be limited capacity at some talks and performances.

Open House is a partnership between Delfina Foundation and six curators from the Curating Contemporary Art MA Programme at the Royal College of Art, part of Graduate Projects 2017.