By rejecting the institution of a physical gallery space and working with an ephemeral medium, the gallery itself is in a continual state of evolution and leading the way in what a gallery for video artworks could become.
During the last decade, the Gallery has been involved with different institutions and projects, showcasing video painting series nationally and internationally. The Gallery participates in both video art and Moving Image festivals globally, and curates bespoke private events that combine screenings with discursive interactions through programmed debates. The Open Prize for Video Painting is an international art competition organised by Open Gallery, designed to celebrate emerging artists working within the video painting medium.
Jasmina Metwaly’s video painting series ‘Remarks on Medan (Tahrir version)’ have been exhibited at Jeu de Paume, Paris as part of the Group Exhibition Uprising curated by Georges Didi-Huberman. These two pieces ‘Tahrir Square: Cut-Skin’ and ‘Tahrir Square: Metro vent’ form part of a wider body of work filmed during the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Past Exhibitions A selection from Open Gallery past exhibitions and art fairs below