Letters to the editor, November 2016

The Serpentine supports female artists

We were very sorry to have missed the opportunity to take part in the Guerrilla Girls’ survey for their Whitechapel show (“The Guerrilla Girls name and shame”, The Art Newspaper, Frieze Art Fair daily edition, 6 October, p4). Regrettably, the email questionnaire to the Serpentine’s general information inbox was forwarded to neither our curatorial team nor the directors’ office. It is hugely important to the Serpentine that we present a balanced programme. The galleries have hosted 12 major solo shows by women in the past five years, with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s 2015 exhibition, Verses After Dusk, the most visited in our history. We are currently exhibiting 2016 Turner Prize nominee Helen Marten, with solo shows of Zaha Hadid and Lucy Raven coming this winter. The galleries will continue to champion women artists across the generations throughout all areas of our programme.

Lizzie Carey-Thomas, head of programmes, Serpentine Galleries