Opened in 2007, Ambika P3 is the University of Westminster’s research space for international contemporary art and architecture, presenting a public programme of solo and group exhibitions, education projects, talks and events. The space is curated by Dr Michael Mazière of CREAM.
Selected exhibitions and commissions include Keith Wilson, Richard Woods (2007), Stifter’s Dinge by Heiner Goebbels with Artangel (2008). In 2010 it exhibited a major survey of British Sculpture including works by Alison Wilding, Bill Woodrow, Boyd Webb, Richard Deacon, Richard Wentworth, Richard Long, Carl Plackman, Hamish Fulton and Paul Etienne Lincoln and a solo show by Jannis Kounellis.
Recent major exhibitions include Vertical Works by Anthony McCall (2011) with Sprueth Magers Gallery London, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge, Jim Goldberg and Elad Lassry (2011) with the Photographers Gallery and 1001 TV Sets (End Piece) by David Hall (2012). Recent major exhibitions include – Ilya & Emilia Kabakov The Happiest Man (2013), A Sense of Place by Victor Burgin (2013), Elizabeth Ogilvie Out of Ice (2014) and Chantal Akerman NOW (2015).
The latest international commission was CASEBOOKS (2017) with Jasmina Cibic, Federico Díaz, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Rémy Markowitsch, Lindsay Seers and Tunga. Funded by the Wellcome Trust and produced in partnership with the University of Cambridge.
Recently, we presented Bass Culture 70/50 (2018), an exhibition exploring the impact of Jamaican music on British culture curated by Mykaell Riley Director of The Black Music Research Unit, and Invisible Men (2019) curated by Professor Andrew Groves which revealed the language of working menswear in all his heroic iterations. Major upcoming exhibitions includes a solo show by Catherine Yass in 2021 and Shezad Dawood’s complete ‘Leviathan Cycle’ in 2022, in collaboration with the David Roberts Foundation and Liverpool Biennale.