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20 Years of Collecting

Anita Zabludowicz first began collecting in 1994. The collection initially featured artists such as Michael Landy, Keith Tyson, Gillian Wearing as well as others from the 1990s YBA generation when they were still at the beginning of their careers.

Over the years Anita and her husband Poju Zabludowicz have continued to collect photography, painting, sculpture and video art by young, and international emerging positions that now form London’s Zabludowicz Collection. Over 20 years their collection has grown rapidly to more than 3 000 works by over 500 artists including numerous Turner Prize winners and spanning many decades of art production. Their main exhibition space in London is located in a nineteenth-century Methodist church, where large parts of the collection have been shown since 2007. In line with the collection’s ongoing commitment to supporting artists early in their careers, the space holds an exhibition program where they show UK based artists who do presently do not have gallery representation.

MARTIN CREED, Work No. 997, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.  Photo: Barbora Gerny
MARTIN CREED, Work No. 997, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Barbora Gerny
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
JULIA WACHTEL, Untitled (Body Builder), 1989. Courtesy the Zabludowicz Collection, London
JULIA WACHTEL, Untitled (Body Builder), 1989. Courtesy the Zabludowicz Collection, London
ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA, Plain Lazy (Fan), 2007. Courtesy the artist, Zabludowicz Collection, and CRG Gallery, New York. Photo: EPW Studio
ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA, Plain Lazy (Fan), 2007. Courtesy the artist, Zabludowicz Collection, and CRG Gallery, New York. Photo: EPW Studio

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Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
WOLFGANG TILLMANS, Victoria Line, glass partition, 2000. Courtesy the artist, Zabludowicz Collection and Maureen Paley, London
WOLFGANG TILLMANS, Victoria Line, glass partition, 2000. Courtesy the artist, Zabludowicz Collection and Maureen Paley, London
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
GUYTON/WALKER, Coconut Lamp, 2005. Courtesy the artist; Zabludowicz Collection, London and Greene Naftali, New York
GUYTON/WALKER, Coconut Lamp, 2005. Courtesy the artist; Zabludowicz Collection, London and Greene Naftali, New York
SARAH LUCAS, Spamaggedon, 2004.
Courtesy the artist, Zabludowicz Collection, and Sadie Coles, London, Photo: Andy Keate
SARAH LUCAS, Spamaggedon, 2004. Courtesy the artist, Zabludowicz Collection, and Sadie Coles, London, Photo: Andy Keate
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
SIGMAR POLKE, Untitled, 2003. Courtesy Zabludowicz Collection, and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
SIGMAR POLKE, Untitled, 2003. Courtesy Zabludowicz Collection, and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015
Installation view from Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, 2015. Photo: Tim Bowditch, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015

Read an interview with Anita Zabludowicz here.

The Zabludowicz Collection is included in the Art Guide.