Tate St Ives Exhibition

Anna Boghiguian

Anna Boghiguian, Promenade dans l’inconscient 2016 
(A Walk in the Unconscious 2016), detail. Photograph © Renato Ghiazza

This is the first retrospective in the UK of artist Anna Boghiguian

This is the first retrospective in the UK of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian (Cairo, 1946). Informed by her interest in philosophy and her continuous travels, Boghiguian's work comments on the human condition through the perspectives of global trade, mass migration, colonialism and war. The exhibition will feature large-scale installations of cut-out paper figures, alongside paintings, collages and books, as well as components of the artist's studio brought to St Ives. While addressing current global concerns, the exhibition resonates with the local context of St Ives as an artists' community, and Cornwall's industrial history in terms of seafaring and trade.

The exhibition is curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director, and Marianna Vecellio, Curator, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino with Anne Barlow, Director Tate St Ives.

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
Plan your visit


8 February – 6 May 2019


£9.50 / FREE for Members

Concession £8.50

Exhibition price included in gallery admission. Please note the end date of this exhibition before booking

Admission for February onwards on sale soon

Related events

Tate St Ives Tour

Daily tour: Anna Boghiguian exhibition

Every Tue–Sun, 8–28 Feb 2019

Join a member of the gallery team for an informal introduction to this exhibition

We recommend

Art Term

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a ...

Talking Point

Where do art and migration meet?

What does art have to say about migration and belonging? Step into the shoes of artists, migrants, and makers as ...