Edel Assanti was founded in 2010 by Jeremy Epstein and Charlie Fellowes. Established in London, the gallery works with international artists whose practices engage with the social, cultural or political realities of the moment in which they live. Our artists' tendency towards interdisciplinary, research-led work demonstrates how artists are uniquely positioned to witness and distill the complex, ambiguous narratives that define our era.
The five artists who formed the gallery programme at inception remain a core part of Edel Assanti’s identity today. Outside of supporting represented artists through solo exhibitions, institutional projects and publications, Edel Assanti produces biannual expansive group presentations addressing subjects of cultural and societal urgency: 'We are the People. Who are you?' (2019) united 11 artists exploring populism and political mediums, and 'Host' (2021), presented 21 artists on the theme of embodiment.
Edel Assanti’s 3000 square foot premises in London’s Fitzrovia hosts a dynamic events programme in parallel to gallery exhibitions: talks, performances, screenings and live electronic music nights. The gallery’s digital presence encompasses a multichapter series of artist video interviews, short films published on gallery exhibitions and a series of video-essays by artists and academics responding to present histories defined by continuous crises.
In 2015 Edel Assanti founders Jeremy Epstein and Charlie Fellowes were appointed to Tate’s Acquisitions Committee. In 2021 Edel Assanti founded London Gallery Weekend, a new peer-led celebration of London’s gallery community.