Since Ben Uri was founded by Jewish émigré artists in 1915, the exploration of art, migration and identity has been at the heart of our work.
We continue to explore these three key themes today which are, possibly, even more relevant now because of increasing globalisation and cultural shifts and change. Today, new generations of artists of different nationalities are experiencing the same issues of assimilation that were experienced by the Jewish artists who founded Ben Uri almost a century ago. Artists continue to express their cultural and social experiences through the exploration of their work.
We will continue to make a significant contribution to open, critical debate by exploring the themes of art, identity and the issues surrounding migration. We will encourage this debate in all our activities from our exhibitions and events through to our learning programmes and community projects with artists. We want everyone to join us. Find out more in our Mission.