Following the latest Government guidance, Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery is temporarily closed to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community. If you have booked a ticket for a future date we will be in touch as soon as the situation is clear.
House, galleries, café and shop:
+44 (0)1223 748 100
Oscar Murillo was born in 1986 in Colombia and moved to London with his family when he was ten years old. His practice incorporates a variety of techniques and media including painting, performance, drawing, collaborative works, sculpture and sound, often using recycled materials and fragments collected from his studio. Many of his works undergo multiple processes in the studio before being exhibited. Murillo’s work reflects his own experience of displacement, and the social fallout of globalisation. This exhibition included painting, installation, sound and live performance, and took place in the galleries and across Kettle’s Yard.
A painting by Murillo, Tamawuj, was included in the reopening exhibition at Kettle’s Yard in 2018, ‘Actions. The image of the world can be different’. Murillo has held solo exhibitions around the world and was included in the Venice Biennale in 2015 and the Sharjah Biennial in 2017. Murillo’s exhibition at Kettle’s Yard was his first solo exhibition at a UK public institution since his acclaimed 2013 exhibition at South London Gallery.
‘I want them to come into the show and skip a heartbeat’ Oscar Murillo in an interview with the Financial Times, March 2019
Oscar Murillo, violent amnesia, 2014-2018. Graphite, oil, oil stick, grommets and stainless steel on canvas and linen. 300 x 164 x 15 cm. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Matthew Hollow
Oscar Murillo, (untitled) catalyst, 2018. Oil and graphite on canvas, 1260 x 235 cm. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Matthew Hollow
The galleries and research space are fully accessible.
St Peter’s Church is not fully accessible. The church is reached by steps and an uneven path. There will be video footage available of the artwork in the church. Please ask at the information desk.
Gallery, shop and café:
Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday – Sunday 12 – 5pm
We are grateful to the following for their generous support:
The Oscar Murillo at Kettle’s Yard Exhibition Supporters Circle
John and Jennifer Crompton
and those who wish to remain anonymous