11 June 2022

Theaster Gates Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion – Sue Hubbard

Built by the Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, a one-time urban planner turned artist, in collaboration with the award-winning British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, Black Chapel sits somewhere between sculpture and architecture.

8 June 2022

Theaster Gates Unveils Black Chapel At Serpentine Galleries

Black Chapel, designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates is the 21st Serpentine Pavilion. It opened today 10 June 2022.

3 February 2022


Theaster Gates To Create 2022 Serpentine Pavilion – $30 Estate Sale Albrecht Dürer Reoffered At $10m – Biden Reverses Trump’s Public Art Policy

Theaster Gates’ The Black Chapel will be the 21st Serpentine Pavilion. The Chicago-based artist, along with the architectural support of Adjaye Associates, will open to the public on Friday, 10 June 2022. The Pavilion’s design alludes to the performative and meditative qualities of a small chapel Drawing inspiration from the significance of the great kilns […]

8 June 2021


20th Serpentine Pavilion By Counterspace Unveiled – Sarah Hardie Wins Inaugural Soho House Art Prize – Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Exhibition  Announced 

20th Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled – Sarah Hardie Wins Inaugural Soho House Art Prize – Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Exhibition  Announced 

24 April 2020


Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Gala 2020 Cancelled

The 2020 Serpentine Pavilion designed by the Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace will not be built this year because of the COVID19 crisis.

11 June 2018

Serpentine Pavilion By Frida Escobedo Unveiled In London Sunshine

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by emerging Mexican star Frida Escobedo has been unveiled to the press. The 38-year-old architect is the youngest ever designer to create the temporary showcase structure in Kensington Gardens.

21 June 2017

Serpentine Pavilion By African Architect Diebedo Francis Kere Unveiled

Diebedo Francis Kere the first African architect to undertake the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion unveiled his much-anticipated structure yesterday in London

22 February 2017

Diebedo Francis Kere Chosen To Design The 2017 Serpentine Pavilion

An Architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, Diébédo Francis Kéré, has won the commission to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

25 March 2015


SelgasCano Unveils Design For 2015 Annual Serpentine Pavilion

The Serpentine has unveiled the plans for the 2015 pavilion. This will be the 15th annual Pavilion commissioned by the gallery. The render by Madrid-based architects SelgasCano shows an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fabric membrane (ETFE) woven through and wrapped in webbing. Visitors will be able to enter and exit the Pavilion […]

25 June 2014


Smiljan Radic Combines Flintstone With Jetson To Create New Serpentine Pavilion

Smiljan Radić has unveiled the fourteenth Serpentine temporary Pavilion located outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. The structure is a fantasy hybrid which merges the Flintstones with the Jetsons in architectural style. The commission is one of the most anticipated events in the cultural calendar and has become one of London’s […]

9 May 2012


Ai Weiwei To Dig Up The Lawn For Serpentine Pavilion 2012

The Serpentine Gallery have just released plans for its 2012 Serpentine Pavilion, to be designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. This year’s Pavilion will take visitors beneath the Serpentine’s lawn to explore the hidden history of its previous Pavilions. Eleven columns characterising each past Pavilion and a twelfth column representing the current structure will […]