How to work together is a shared programme of contemporary art commissioning and research organised by three innovative not-for-profit London galleries: Chisenhale GalleryThe Showroom and Studio Voltaire.

Together, over three years, we are producing a series of artists’ commissions, exhibitions, events and an online think tank. We are combining our knowledge and resources to discover what we can do together that we could not do alone.

Maria Eichhorn at Chisenhale Gallery

To download the free publication accompanying Maria Eichhorn’s How to work together commission at Chisenhale Gallery, including commissioned texts by Isabell Lorey and Stewart Martin; a discussion between Maria Eichhorn and Chisenhale Gallery staff; and an interview with the artist, please click below:



The Showroom

Koki Tanaka

— Provisional Studies: Action #5 Conceiving the Past, Perceiving the Present

29 – 18 April 2016


Studio Voltaire

Sharon Hayes

— In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You

15 April – 5 June 2016


Chisenhale Gallery

Maria Eichhorn

— 5 weeks, 25 days, 175 hours

23 April – 29 May 2016

Think tank

Abounaddara, Stefan Tarnowski & Victoria Lupton

— Abounaddara: Artisans of Cinema

We are happy to announce our third and final round of commissioned solo exhibitions, opening in our galleries in April 2016.

Each year for the past three years, How to work together has commissioned three artists to produce an exhibition in our three galleries responding to our central question of “How to work together?”

Our final three commissioned artists are:

Sharon Hayes at Studio Voltaire: 14 April – 12 June

Maria Eichhorn at Chisenhale Gallery: 23 April – 29 May

Koki Tanaka at The Showroom: 29 April – 18 June

Think tank

Sharna Pax, part three: 32+4, a conversation with Chan Hau Chun

Think tank

— Sharna Pax part two: Prisoner of War, a conversation with Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Think tank

— Sharna Pax, part one: I miss you. I love you. I hope I see you before I die, an interview with Eva Marie Rødbro

Think tank

Invest in what? How to work together, the Arts Council’s Catalyst Fund and art’s contemporary economic infrastructure

— an essay by Andrea Phillips

Think tank

Photo: Fajar Riyanto.

Toilet Tissue and Other Formless Organisational Matters

— a conversation between commons-orientated organisations in Indonesia, the Netherlands and the UK

Think tank

— unMonastery — Relearning the Rules, part four: Code/unCode

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