The Serpentine Galleries are closed until further notice. More information here.
About the Serpentine Galleries
Championing the possibilities of new ideas in contemporary art, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions for half a century from a wide range of emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists of our time. The Serpentine’s 50th anniversary year in 2020 looks to the future with a programme that responds to the urgent issues of today. Key themes include ecology and the climate emergency, equality and education, the impact of digital and new technologies as well as the 20th Serpentine Pavilion, the Galleries’ internationally acclaimed annual architecture commission. Read more
The Serpentine is committed to presenting interdisciplinary and collaborative work across art, architecture, design, fashion and digital.
Across two sites, the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery present a year-round, open programme of exhibitions, education, live events and technological innovation, in the park and beyond. Proud to maintain free access for all visitors, thanks to its unique location, the Galleries also reach an exceptionally broad audience and connect with the local community.
Architecture is a core aspect of the Serpentine’s programme, with the annual Serpentine Pavilion commission as well as its global extension, with a Beijing Pavilion in 2018. The late Dame Zaha Hadid, Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate Zaha Hadid, designed the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and Chucs Serpentine, a former 1805 Grade II* listed former gunpowder store, returning it to public use for the first time in its 208-year history.
The Serpentine offers innovative ways for all ages to engage with its exhibitions, projects, education and public programmes, including podcasts. Only 17% of the Galleries’ annual operating income comes from government sources, with the remaining 83% raised privately through donations, corporate sponsorships, trusts, foundations, individuals and other activities, including Gallery and restaurant hire.Close
Trustees and Directors of the Serpentine Galleries
Bettina Korek, Chief Executive Director
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director
Monica Varriale, Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Michael R. Bloomberg Chairman
Felicity Waley-Cohen Co-Vice Chairman
Barry Townsley CBE Co-Vice Chairman
Marcus Boyle Treasurer
Sir David Adjaye OBE
Nicoletta Fiorucci Russo Off. OSI
Ruth Mackenzie CBE
Amanda Sharp OBE
Jonathan Wood, Chair
Hans Ulrich Obrist
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