Gazelli Turns 10

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Gazelli Art House is a commercial gallery with a wide range of international artists, presenting a broad and dynamic programme to a diverse audience through global public projects and exhibition spaces in London and Baku. Gazelli Art House was founded in 2003 in Baku, Azerbaijan where it held exhibitions with Azeri artists. Having hosted conceptually interlinked off-site exhibitions across London, founder and director Mila Askarova opened a permanent space on Dover Street, London in March 2012. In 2017, the redesigned gallery space reopened in Baku, with an ambitious annual program showcasing both local and international artists.

Over the past 10 years Gazelli Art House has represented an incredible range of international artists, offering a dynamic exhibition programme to a diverse audience through global public projects and exhibition spaces in London and Baku. ⁠They have become a platform that celebrates digital artists through month-long residencies, their annual Enter Through The Headset VR exhibitions and now with a permanent VR Library Lounge.⁠ The gallery's Window Project, launched in 2012, has established itself as a significant platform for artists to display site-specific works in the windows of the gallery at 39 Dover Street. Curators and artists working in all mediums are encouraged to submit proposals to present their work in the window space of the Dover Street gallery, making it directly visible to all from the street.⁠


Mila Askarova

Jane McAdam Freud⁠: Family Matters⁠
24 April - 29 May 2012⁠

The works in this exhibition were an accumulation of the artist’s observations and responses to her familial surroundings. They depict a struggle between her humble desire to serve her heritage and yet to break free from the natural associations made therein. ⁠

Installation Shots; Jane McAdam Freud, Family Matters, 2012⁠

Shan Hur & Aron Demetz: The Tainted⁠
28 March - 5 June 2013⁠

The Tainted explored the human search for perfection whilst balancing life's limitations. ⁠

Installation Shots; Shan Hur & Aron Demetz, The Tainted, 2013⁠

Aziz + Cucher⁠: Time of the Empress ⁠
17 January - 9 March 2014⁠

Gazelli Art House hosted a major exhibition of photography and animations made by the artist duo Aziz + Cucher. The exhibition included an installation of 'Time of the Empress' from their critically acclaimed 'Some People', an exhibition of four complex video installations that attempts to⁠ wrestle with the underlying madness of everyday life amidst political turmoil throughout the Middle East. Focusing largely on the strain between society’s aspiration for progress and the cyclical nature of history, the works in 'Some People' show the stark contrast between things feeling as if they are progressing and knowing that they are always staying the same.⁠

Installation Shots; Aziz + Cucher, Time of the Empress, 2014⁠

Giovanni Ozzola⁠: Dove Nasce il Vento⁠
27 March - 16 May 2015⁠

'Dove Nasce il Vento' was the first UK solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed Italian artist Giovanni Ozzola. The exhibition encompassed photographic stills from his world toured video work ‘Garage – Sometimes You can See Much More’, and a series of sculptures inspired by the vastness of nature and the idea of exploration.⁠

Installation Shots; Giovanni Ozzola⁠, Dove Nasce il Vento, 2015⁠

Archigram, Derek Boshier, Bernard Cohen,  Magda Cordell McHale, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, John Plumb, Richard Smith, Ian Stephenson⁠: This is Today⁠
22 January - 6 March 2016⁠

'This Is Today', celebrated the influence of artists working and living in Britain during the 1950’s and tracing the developments in their individual bodies of work throughout the 1960s and 1970s.⁠

Working in different mediums, the selection of artists presented an overview of the expansive outreach that Britain had in the development of new ideas and movements at the time, crossing over to the fields of Architecture (Archigram), Collages and Drawings (Paolozzi), Film (Boshier), Sculptures and Paintings (Cordell, Cohen, Smith, Stephenson, Plumb). The exhibition also marked the 60th anniversary of 'This is Tomorrow', an exhibition held at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1956, which presented the Independent Group (IG), of which two of the exhibiting artists – Paolozzi and Cordell– were prominent founding members alongside others. ⁠

Installation Shots; This is Today, 2016⁠

Stanely Casselman⁠: Full Circle⁠
9 June - 22 July 2017⁠

Full Circle was the first UK solo exhibition by the New York based artist Stanley Casselman. The exhibition featured a new series of paintings titled 'Untitled Presence', this body of work returns to the essence of the artist’s practice and motivations. ⁠

Installation Shots; Full Circle, 2017⁠

Recycle Group⁠: Nature of Non-Existence⁠
29 November 2018 - 5 January 2019⁠

'Nature of Non-Existence', was a solo exhibition by Recycle Group, the award-winning artist duo known for their pioneering use of technologies from Virtual Reality (VR) to Augmented Reality (AR) throughout their practise. In this exhibition, the artists unlocked a hidden world via the use of an AR app available on the viewer’s mobile devices.⁠

Installation Shots; Nature of Non-Existence, 2019⁠

11 January - 23 February 2019

Celebrating the esteemed gallerist Robert Fraser (1937-1986) curated by Mila Askarova and David G.A. Stephenson.

This exciting group exhibition brought together thirteen artists who Fraser championed during his time along with other members of the pop art movement: Clive Barker, Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Brian Clarke, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Richard Hamilton, Keith Haring, Jann Haworth, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha and Colin Self.

The exhibition title took inspiration from Harriet Vyner’s oral history of Fraser entitled Groovy Bob, one of the key influencers and trendsetters in the 1960’s when pop culture, music and art collided.


Enter Through The Headset 5⁠
4 September - 17 October 2020⁠

Enter Through The Headset 5 was our biggest VR show to date. To mark the fifth anniversary of the groundbreaking new media group exhibition, both previous participants and new talent from our online residency were exhibited.⁠

The show will featured works by Rebecca Allen, Jocelyn Anquetil, BRiGHTBLACK, Claudia Hart, Michael Takeo Magruder with Drew Baker, Gibson/Martelli with Roche & Mercier, Matterlurgy, Mbryonic with Xavier Sole, Iain Nicholls and Matteo Zamagni.⁠

Installation Shots; Enter Through The Headset 5, 2020⁠

Current Viewing Rooms:
Perle Fine - The Cool Series
Jann Haworth - Mannequin Defectors
Both on until 20 February, 2021

All images courtesy of Gazelli Art House

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