Exhibition Opening

Thurs 25 Apr 2019
6:30 - 8:30pm


Curated by Renée Mussai and Bindi Vora

About the EVENT

Join us for the opening night of Lola Flash's first major solo exhibition in London. Working at the forefront of genderqueer visual politics for more than three decades, Flash’s work challenges stereotypes and gender, sexual, and racial preconceptions.

Her art and activism are profoundly connected, fueling a life-long commitment to visibility and preserving the legacy of LGBTQIA+ and communities of colour worldwide.

At the core of this exhibition is Flash’s series [sur]passing. Emphasising varying shades of skin tone, these larger-than-life portraits feature a spectrum of global diasporic figures posed against urban skylines - probing the impact of pigmentation on black identity and consciousness.


Rivington Place



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Lola Flash: [sur]passing

Exhibition at Autograph

26 Apr - 17 Aug 2019

Also opening

Maxine Walker: Untitled

Reintroducing a pioneering artist

Thur 25 Apr, 6:30 - 8:30pm

At the event

Ground floor
Lola Flash: [sur]passing

Cash bar
Free cloakroom
Outdoor seating area
Information desk
Print sales enquiries

Second floor
Maxine Walker: Untitled


Everyone is welcome to our exhibition openings. These events are popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP in advance to help manage numbers.

Both galleries will be open, plus a cash bar and outdoor seating area. This is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time.

Autograph's exhibition Maxine Walker: Untitled will also open on the night, in Gallery 2.

After the launch event, the exhibition will be open from 26 April - 17 August 2019.

Accessibility at AUTOGRAPH

Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport.

We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at info@autograph-abp.co.uk or 020 7749 9200

Visit Us


This is a free event, and we ask attendees to book a free ticket (RSVP) in advance to manage numbers. You do not have to book a ticket to attend this event, however during busy times we may prioritise entry for ticket-holders. Due to no-shows, we have to overbook our free events. At times, there may be a queue to get into the building or gallery spaces, this is to ensure the safety of our visitors and the artwork on display.


Free tickets (RSVP) to this event can be booked on this webpage, on Eventbrite, by phoning Autograph at 020 7729 9200, or by emailing info@autograph-abp.co.uk. Tickets to Autograph's events are only available through Eventbrite, Autograph, and Autograph's Facebook page. Tickets obtained unofficially via social media or other platforms may not be genuine.


Please note that photography and filming will take place at this event. Images from this event may be used by Autograph and external press for marketing and promotional use, including: printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, or other use.


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Banner Images: 1) Lola Flash, Dominque, Brooklyn, NY, 2011. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 2) Lola Flash, Les, London, 2003. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 

Page Images: 1) Lola Flash, Les [detail], London, 2003. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 2) Maxine Walker, Untitled, 1997. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 3) Lola Flash, Marvin, London, 2003. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 4) Lola Flash, Sondra, New York, 2008. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist. 5) Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell. 6) Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora exhibition opening at Autograph, London, 2018. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell 7) Franklyn Rodgers: A Portrait of Loretta exhibition opening at Autograph, London, 2018. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell.