The gallery programme began in 1984 in a Victorian terraced house in London’s East End. Initially named Interim Art the gallery changed its name to Maureen Paley in 2004 as a celebration of its 20th anniversary. Since September 1999 the gallery has been situated in Bethnal Green. In July 2017 Maureen Paley opened a second space in Hove called Morena di Luna. In October 2020 a third space was opened in London called STUDIO M. From its inception the gallery’s aim has remained consistent: to promote great and innovative artists in all media.
Over the years, Maureen Paley has recruited young artists such as Paulo Nimer Pjota, hailing from Brazil, whose large, un-stretched canvases, pottery, and sheets of found metals address history, philosophy, and criminal symbology, amongst other concerns; Jordan-born Lawrence Abu Hamdan, who deploys performance, installation, photographs, essays, lectures, and visual and audio investigations to throw light on the significance of the act of listening in political environments; and Felipe Baeza, who engages with the themes of migration and queerness, among others, in his collages and prints.
Maureen Paley participates in Condo—a collaborative exhibition in which hosting galleries share their spaces with visiting galleries—and major international art fairs including Art Basel, Frieze New York, Frieze London, and Independent Brussels.
Maureen Paley, London
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