autograph, london

Opening Night:
New exhibitions by Mónica Alcázar-Duarte and Wilfred Ukpong

Thu 15 Feb || 6 - 8pm

Past event

Join us for the launch of two new exhibitions at Autograph's gallery this spring, examining climate change and ecology


Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK

Past event

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about the event

Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions at Autograph's gallery in Hackney: Mónica Alcázar-Duarte's photographs interweaving indigenous knowledge, colonial legacy and ecological urgency, and Wilfred Ukpong's visual meditations on the environmental crisis in the Niger Delta.

Mónica Alcázar-Duarte: Digital Clouds Don't Carry Rain

Examining western society’s obsession with speed, expansion and resource accumulation at a time when ecological disaster looms. Curated by Bindi Vora.

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Wilfred Ukpong: Niger-Delta / Future-Cosmos

Compelling and poetic reflections on the current crisis of environmental degradation and exploitation in the Niger Delta. Curated by Mark Sealy.

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ABOUT our openings

Everyone is welcome to Autograph's exhibition openings. Both galleries will be open, plus drinks and an outdoor seating area. This is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time.

During busy times, there may be a short queue to enter the building or galleries.


We look forward to welcoming you to Autograph. For more details about visiting, have a look at our Visit Us page, it has information about getting to the gallery, safety and accessibility.


Accessible VEnue

Autograph welcomes people with all types of disabilities


Step freE

Our building and entrance is step free. A wheelchair accessible lift goes to all floors


accessible Toilets

Each floor has an accessible toilet. All toilets are single-occupancy and unisex


A bar is located in the studio, with contactless payment

outdoor seating

Enjoy your drink in our studio or outdoor seating area. To protect the artworks, drinks are not allowed in the galleries

free cloakroom

There is a free, staffed cloakroom at this event for coats and large bags

large bags

To protect the artworks from accidental damage, backpacks and bags over 12" x 12" cannot be brought into the galleries, and will need to be placed in our free cloakroom


Please note that photography and/or 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.

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Banner image: Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Ah-Muzen-Cab - Mayan deity of bees, 2023. From the series Digital Clouds Don’t Carry Rain. © and courtesy the artist.

Images on page: 1) Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Ixchel - Mayan Moon and Birth deity, 2021. From the series Digital Clouds Don’t Carry Rain. © and courtesy the artist. 2) Wilfred Ukpong, Strongly, We Believe In the Power of this Motile Thing That Will Take Us There #2 [detail], 2017. From the series Blazing Century 1: Niger-Delta/Future-Cosmos. Courtesy of the artist and Blazing Century Studios. 3) Autograph, photograph by Zoë Maxwell.