Arnolfini to take part in multi-gallery show We Are Invisible We Are Visible

Arnolfini to take part in multi-gallery show We Are Invisible We Are Visible

Posted on: 15 Jun 2022

30 museums and galleries across the UK are set to take part in the expansive new exhibition.


Led by DASH (the disabled-led visual arts organisation), the 102nd anniversary of the first Dada International Exhibition in Berlin will take over Bristol's Arnolfini next month.


The project is set to launch on Saturday 2 July and will see 31 Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists stage Dada-inspired interventions across these art venues all in one day.


Attendees will only find out which artist or artists’ work will be performed on the day itself, so head to Arnolfini on the first Saturday of July to find out for yourself. More information can be found on the Arnolfini website.



Art interventions refer to art designed specifically to interact with a specific structure, situation, or place. The We Are Invisible We Are Visible interventions take on a wide range of artistic concepts including time-based, ephemeral, minimal, solo/duo/group and digital among others.


The multi-space exhibition poses questions such as ‘What if the Dada movement had started in 2020 in lockdown?’; ‘What would they have done?’ and ‘Is now a timely moment to resurrect the spirit and essence of Dada?’.


This project draws inspiration from the First International Dada Fair (see below) of 1920, the most famous Berlin Dada event and a vital and radical moment in the history of Dada.

We Are Invisible We Are Visible is organised by DASH, a disabled-led visual arts charity that forges opportunities for artists with disabilities to express and develop their art – from commissions to community workshops.


As well as Arnolfini, the project will feature interventions at Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, HOME in Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery, Birmingham’s Ikon, Leeds Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, Sheffield’s Site Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and many more.


31 Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists will be taking part in We Are Invisible We Are Visible and the location of each artist's work will not be announced in advance, so head to the Arnolfini on Saturday 2 July to find out. A full list of the artists and galleries taking part can be found on the exhibition page.


As always, the Arnolfini have a diverse selection of exhibitions, comedy performances, films and even drag shows scheduled over the coming months. Visit the gallery website for more information.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.