One of London's most established and active gallerists with a roster of nearly 50 artists
In 2015, one of London-based Sadie Coles’s key artists, Sarah Lucas, represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. In 2016, more recent signing Helen Marten is in the running for two UK awards: the Turner Prize and the inaugural Hepworth Sculpture Prize. Marten’s Turner Prize show also runs concurrently with a solo show at London’s Serpentine Galleries, and she is competing for the Hepworth with another of Coles’s artists, Steven Claydon. All of which is evidence that, after 20 years in the business, Coles’s instinct for working with and nurturing artists with high-profile potential remains undiminished. Other major names at the gallery include Urs Fischer, Ugo Rondinone, Elizabeth Peyton, Gregor Schneider and Matthew Barney. There have been no new gallery venues added in the last 12 months to the three London spaces Coles currently runs, but with a track record of frequent gallery moves and upgrades (last year she opened a big new gallery on Davies Street), it’s always a question of watching this space.