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After much time and reflection, we have come to the decision to end galleryELL’s programing at the end of 2016. Our sister project, studioELL will remain operational as we shift our focus to alternatives in higher education and community organizing.

Though galleryELL has always been a fluid project that has allowed for the evolution needed to lead the zeitgeist, the project finally feels like its scope has become oddly limited. At the start of 2017, will shift to become an archive in order to highlight all the amazing projects we have accomplished over the past eight years.

We want to thank our artists, followers and supporters for the enthusiasm you have shown us throughout the years. This project has been fully artist funded and run! We pride ourselves on maintaining this identity which has helped shape much of the cultural landscape today. This project has meant so much — from the studio visits and residences, to exhibitions, writing and curatorial projects. We stand proud of everything we have accomplished over the past eight years.

We wish you all the best in continued success in and out of the studio — with rigorous conversations within the multitude of varied art spaces we occupy.

John Ros, Director
& the galleryELL Team

Holiday 2015


Didn’t make it to London for the sluice__ Art Fair? No worries, the DADU online Shop now includes featured artists from the fair. Even better, you can view and shop online. However, if you prefer to see any of the work in person, we will arrange a private viewing. Simply contact us to make an appointment.

galleryELL is not-for-profit. We pride ourselves on maintaining low commission rates so that the money from sales can go directly back to the artists. As always, any commission from sales will go directly back into funding future projects. Much of the work we do is completed by volunteers. We are proud to be artist-run and artist-funded.


Barter Town


galleryELL is proud to participate in Heather Hart’s, Barter Town: Trading Post XVIII, in conjunction with Of Gentle Birth, an exhibition curated by Jonathan Allen at Repair the World.

FREE bartering event open to all!
Saturday, 12 December, 3-5p
@ Repair the World NYC / 808 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 / MAP

Whether you are looking for performance, film, art, costumes, massage therapy, palm reading, clothing, or anything else, Barter Town is the place to find it and swap for what you have to give. Trade art, poetry, songs, dance, teach a skill, clean a house, host a dinner, give a hug… Bring your goods, ideas, valuables, sevices and creativity and go home with a new experience.

All Barter Town “booths” run on bartering only — no currency or cash trading allowed.

galleryELL founder, John Ros will be offering professional practice advise for artists of all levels at Barter Town. Advice will also be given for general resumes, writing, proposals, job applications, etc., so bring your materials whether you are seeking artistic advice, or simply want some more general professional advice about your next steps.

sluice_ 2015 is HERE!

Join us @ the 2015 sluice__ Art Fair in London, GB.

View new works by participating galleryELL artists, as well as a new site-specific piece by galleryELL founder, John Ros, as part of The Missing Chapter, a group exhibit running throughout the fair curated by sluice_’s Charlie Levine.


Participating galleryELL Artists

   Joel Bacon
   Fiona Buchanan
   Don De Mauro
   Jodi Hays
   Anna Hoberman
   Nancy Hubbard
   Kirsten Nash

Times & Location:

Thursday, 15 October 2015
   2 – 5p / VIP Preview
   5 – 8.30p / Private View

Friday – Sunday, 16 -18 October
   11a – 6p / open to public

Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH UK

PIL(Post-Internet Landscapes)

Roundtable discussion: Thursday, 21 May @ 7p
galleryELL’s John Ros will be participating in an upcoming round-table discussion as part of amaCollective’s first collaborative Web Installation, PIL(Post-Internet Landscapes), about Contemporeality (the interaction between the virtual and physical).

amaCollective present their first collaborative Web Installation, namely Post-Internet Landscapes (PIL), on the online platform agorama. PIL, devised by artists Juan Crespo Corella and Enrique Tutor Torres, is the first in a series of exhibitions exploring the notion of Dialogue between the online and the offline. Its purpose is to investigate the potential of meme and .gif formats as a material for artistic and cultural discourse. Taking the form of a virtual institution, PIL shapes a collection with methods based on online archiving and contemporary collecting, while providing a space for new media based artists to interact and display works of art, in .gif formats.

On Thursday the 21st of May the contemporeal exhibition will open to the public. From 7pm there will be a talk and further discussion from PIL creators Juan Crespo Corella and Enrique Tutor Torres and artist John Ros, founder of galleryELL, about Contemporeality (the interaction between the virtual and physical), through alternative platforms that utilise, simultaneously, both the physical realm and internet for their activities.

Turbine Hall of Central House, Cass Faculty of Art, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7PF
For our definition of Contemporeality please visit the terminology section of our website:

The exhibition runs:
May 21st: 18:00-20:30
May 22nd: 12:00-18:00
May 23rd: 12:00-17:00

new gallery hours for september

gallery hours:
saturday & sunday, 12-4p
the gallery will also be open labour day, 12-4p

location: building 4b, nolan park, governors island, nyc

open studio hours:
saturday, 12-3p
location: building 4a, nolan park, governors island, nyc

more info