Students at the Education Lab LA Workshop at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles © 2022. Photo: Sarah M Golonka | smg-photography

Education Lab

The Education Lab is part of Hauser & Wirth’s commitment to inclusive learning programs that instigate a dialogue between art, artists and diverse audiences. Located at our galleries in Menorca, Somerset and Downtown Los Angeles, as well as Chillida Leku museum, each Education Lab is a collaboration with a local community group, school or university. The interactive spaces take their starting point from one of our international artists, facilitating a platform for discovery, discussion and additional resources.

Education Lab: ‘Memory Cabinet—Making Our Memories Physical,’ Hauser & Wirth London, 2023. Photo: Damian Griffiths


Avery Singer’s exhibition ‘Free Fall’ offers an exciting opportunity for Hauser & Wirth London to host its first pop-up Education Lab instigating a dialogue between the contents and themes of Singer’s exhibition and a diverse visiting audience. Using the exhibition as a springboard, the Education Lab encourages participants to consider the interconnection of memory, emotion and color in the act of creation through their own writings and drawings.

Learn more about our London Education Lab here.

Installation view, ‘Now or Never’ Education Lab, 2023. Photo: Sarah M Golonka l smg-photography

Downtown Los Angeles

In celebration of Stefan Brüggemann’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles this fall, the Education Lab ‘Now or Never’ will host a series of creative workshops throughout the duration of the exhibition in which to explore the themes of Brüggemann’s work. Visitors to the Education Lab at Hauser & Wirth Downtown Los Angeles will have access to films and a reading area with books about Brüggemann’s approach to artmaking that reflects on the paradoxes of contemporary society using language, cultural identity and carefully chosen materials. Participants are encouraged to engage with his themes of text and language, while collaborating with other local arts educators, artists, writers and poets.  

Learn more about our Los Angeles Education Lab here.

Education Lab: ‘Turning the Inside Outside: Sustainable Actions in the Art World,’ Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2023. Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke


Hauser & Wirth Somerset returns with a new Education Lab: ‘Turning the Inside Outside: Sustainable Actions in the Art World’. Inspired by artists Mika Rottenberg and Pipilotti Rist, the Education Lab provides a dynamic platform for collaboration across the gallery’s green teams globally. Through the Education Lab, our internal teams have a forum to share knowledge and display new ideas in relation to creative use and reuse of materials within our gallery ecosystem. Visitors are invited to take part in the activation of the space itself, engage with themes of environmental sustainability and suggest future change in the area, working in partnership with Bruton Town Council.  

Learn more about our Somerset Education Lab here.

The Education Lab at Hauser & Wirth Menorca, which accompanies Christina Quarles’ exhibition ‘Come In From An Endless Place’. Photo: Daniel Schäfer


Addressing Christina Quarles’ approach to the body and language, the Education Lab provides a dedicated learning space at Hauser & Wirth Menorca, created in collaboration with 19 students from CREAE Espacio Creativo. The students have created an installation of large canvases depicting body parts responding to a selection of texts from the artist’s drawings and her use of stencil techniques. At an interactive station consisting of distorting mirrors, a felt board and colorful fabric cut-outs, the audience is invited to explore representations of their body.  

Learn more about our Menorca Education Lab here.

Students building the Education Lab at Chillida Leku. Photo: © Morgancrea

Chillida Leku

At Chillida Leku, Phyllida Barlow’s exhibition provides an opportunity for the museum to develop its inaugural Education Lab, in partnership with the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). Inspired by Barlow’s work, six sculpture students from the Faculty of Fine Arts have created a structure which visitors are invited to transform through the addition of fabric, creating a dialogue between materials and engaging with ideas of recollection and memory. 

Learn more about our Chillida Leku Education Lab here.

Students from Escola d’Art de Menorca with Mark Bradford. Photo: Daniel Schäfer