Carlos/Ishikawa’s program is dedicated to considered and ambitious exhibitions that offer diverse artists’ perspectives on structural socio-cultural and political questions. The program focuses on international artists with often wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary and experimental practices: artists currently represented work with performance, sound, internet, dance, film, installation and text, as well as painting and sculpture. There is an interest within the program of challenging the aesthetic conventions of conceptual art, and a focus on art that is able to operate in an affective, emotional level as well as a rigorous intellectual one.
The gallery offers many artists their first solo show in London. Represented artists have recently exhibited in institutions such as MoMA, MoMA PS1, Tate, Venice Biennial, Whitney Biennial, The Turner Prize (forthcoming), UCCA, Palais de Tokyo, New Museum, ICA and KW amongst many others. The gallery is committed to supporting environments for artistic practice also beyond its own exhibition space. Vanessa Carlos is the founder of Condo, a collaborative gallery initiative that takes place in London, New York, Shanghai, Mexico City, São Paulo and Athens, and currently serves on the Board of the ICA, London.