Looking forward to 2021

Modern Art Oxford is thrilled to announce three major new solo exhibitions opening in 2021 by Ruth Asawa, Samson Kambalu and Anish Kapoor. Begin your discovery of these exciting upcoming exhibitions below.

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe
12 February – 9 May 2021

Ruth Asawa, 1957. Photo by Imogen Cunningham. © 2020 Imogen Cunningham Trust. Artwork © Estate of Ruth Asawa, Courtesy David Zwirner

Ruth Asawa (b.1926, Norwalk, California – d. 2013, San Francisco) described herself as a ‘citizen of the universe’ and was driven by the role of art in education, democratic life, and relationships with the natural world. This bold exhibition will showcase her exquisite suspended wire sculptures and delve into the life of this fascinating artist.


Samson Kambalu: New Liberia
22 May – 5 September 2021

Samson Kambalu, Postcards from the Last Century installation view 2020. Courtesy of PEER. Photo by Stephen White & Co

For his new exhibition at Modern Art Oxford Samson Kambalu (b. 1975, Malawi, Africa – lives and works in Oxford, UK) will create a powerful installation based on his search for a more enchanted world beyond the limitations of everyday life. Using colour, humour and intelligence, Kambalu will explore the power and resistance at play in the relationship between Malawi, the UK and US.

Anish Kapoor: Painting
2 October 2021 – 27 February 2022

Artist Anish Kapoor making two new works in his Studio. One is on the wall behind him and the other on the floor in front of him
Anish Kapoor studio, 2019 © Anish Kapoor. All rights reserved, 2019


This unique exhibition by Anish Kapoor (b. 1954, Mumbai – lives and works in London, UK) displays the paintings that have been an integral part of his studio practice, pushing the boundaries between sculpture and painting. This is the second time Kapoor has exhibited at Modern Art Oxford, the first being his inclusion in India: Myth and Reality in 1982, which showed his seminal sculptural works.


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