Helena Foster


Lives and works in London.

BA (Hons) Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 2007-2010.
Foundation, Fine Art (Painting), Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2006-2007.

Solo Exhibitions
To See Beyond Seeing, Simon Lee Gallery, London 2023
In One Breath,
French Riviera, London, 2022
Things of The World
, online, 2021
Flesh & Spirit
, Bow Arts, Thamesmead, London, 2020
, Studio 1.1, Shoreditch, London, 2019
Money, Love, Jealousy, OM's, Victoria Island, Lagos, 2019
Space In Between
, Seesaw Studio, Dalston, London, 2018

Group Exhibitions
Cosmic Coincidences, French Riviera, 2022
, FF Projects, London 2022
Gertrude Presents, London, 2022
Leo Asemota & Helena Foster: Materials For A Performance Of Unknown Reasons, London, 2022
Elbow Room,
The Sunday Painter, London, 2022
EQX 22. 20:20. 21, French Riviera, London, 2021
Entre Amis Trois, French Riviera, London, 2020
Viva la Fiesta, French Riviera, Bethnal Green, London, 2020
Entre Amis Deux, French Riviera, Bethnal Green, London, 2019
Black, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, London, 2018
50 / 50, The Crows Nest Gallery, London, 2018.
Encounter, Jewel Piccadilly, London, 2018.
Art Hub Gallery, Deptford, London 2017.
Storytelling, Remp Art Gallery, Marrakech, 2010.
Degree show, Camberwell College of Arts, 2010.
Youth Art Interchange II: A sense of perspective. Tate Britain 2009.

Curatorial & Collaborative Projects
Art X Lagos, Septieme Gallery, (2021)
Lagos Biennial: How to Build A Lagoon with Just A Bottle of Wine, Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London (2019)
Foundations in Curating, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London (2018).
Tate Collective Talk, Tate Britain, London (2017).
Modern & Contemporary African Art. Sotheby's Institute of Art, London (2016).
Adidas Collaboration: “When I see you, I See Me”. Late at Tate (2015).
Power Myth & Technology: A one-day symposium at Tate Modern (2013).
Hyperlink – Circuit, Tate Modern, London, 2013.
In Conversation: Q & Artist Kehinde Wiley. Tate Britain (2013).
Benjamin, Benin and Britain: A Diamond Jubilee. The British Museum, London (2012).
The Ens Project: “Count Off for Eo Ipso” Leo Asemota. Tate Tanks, Tate Modern (2012).
Controversy in Art. Art Session, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011).
Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project Summer Academy, (2010).
Britishistory Series: Make it up, Mix it up & Talk it up. Tate Britain, (2010).
Fearless. Kultu, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, (2010).
UK-China 400: Creativity and Cultural Innovation, British Council, Shanghai (2009).

* Tate Collective Alumni

Art Residency
Thamesmead Texas, Thamesmead, London, 2020
Terre Sans Frontiere|And'Art. Marrakech, Morocco, 2010.

Preoccupied with Things Left Behind: On Three Nigerian Artists, 2022
- Art on Subscription, 2021
England: Talking of Art - Contemporary Artists from England, Imago Mundi, 2020
Good Trouble Magazine
, Issue 22, August 2018: UNMANIFESTO.
Under The Influence Magazine
, The Africa issue, 2012
Issues of Identity, Purpose and Direction: Conversation between Jelili Atiku and Helena Foster.


  • Conversations With Wisdom
  • Implied Without Consequence
  • Money | Love | Jealousy
  • Things of The World
  • Achịcha
  • Back to Basics
  • Purple | Blue
  • Faceless

The Silent Shepherd (2023)
Oil on canvas
51 x 41cm

Lamb as Lamp (2022)
Oil on copper
12.5 x 10cm

Moon Inducing Labour (2022)
Oil on copper
10 x 10cm

Awaken Me (2022-2023)
Oil on linen
100.5 x 70.5cm

Immerse Me (2022)
Oil on linen
150 x 110 cm

The Last Say So (2022)
Oil on vellum
60 x 50 cm

Commune With Me IV (2022)
Oil on vellum
23.5 x 22.2 cm

Commune With Me III (2022)
Oil on vellum
25 x 14.3 cm

Commune With Me II (2022)
Oil on vellum
16 x 21 cm

Commune With Me I (2022)
Oil on vellum
9.7 x 15.5 cm

project →


  • In One Breath 09.03.2022
  • Two Sets of Opposites 13.11.2021
  • Daily Musings 22.02.2021
  • Flesh & Spirit 11.10.2020
  • Dream Weaver 01.07.2020
  • Solitary Bird 28.05.2020
  • Purple Uploading 01.05.2020


Email: info@helenafoster.com