Nancy Spero at the Serpentine

The first major posthumous exhibition of renowned feminist artist and activist, Nancy Spero
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Nancy Spero in her studio (1976), 71st Street, New York

1 / 15 Nancy Spero in her studio (1976), 71st Street, New York

Nancy Spero, Merde (1960)

2 / 15 Nancy Spero, Merde (1960)

Nancy Spero, Maypole: Take No Prisoners II (2008), London, UK

3 / 15 Nancy Spero, Maypole: Take No Prisoners II (2008), London, UK

Nancy Spero, Search and Destroy (1967-1974)

4 / 15 Nancy Spero, Search and Destroy (1967-1974)

Nancy Spero, Artaud Painting: This Crucible of Fire... (1969)

5 / 15 Nancy Spero, Artaud Painting: This Crucible of Fire... (1969)

Nancy Spero in her Studio (1974), New York

6 / 15 Nancy Spero in her Studio (1974), New York

Nancy Spero, La Folie II (2002)

7 / 15 Nancy Spero, La Folie II (2002)

Nancy Spero, Female Bomb (1966)

8 / 15 Nancy Spero, Female Bomb (1966)

Nancy Spero, Artaud Painting: Then There Will Be... (1969)

9 / 15 Nancy Spero, Artaud Painting: Then There Will Be... (1969)

Nancy Spero, Azur detail (2002), London, UK

10 / 15 Nancy Spero, Azur detail (2002), London, UK

Nancy Spero, Azur (2002), London, UK

11 / 15 Nancy Spero, Azur (2002), London, UK

Nancy Spero, Azur (2002), London, UK

12 / 15 Nancy Spero, Azur (2002), London, UK

Nancy Spero, Azur (2002), London, UK

13 / 15 Nancy Spero, Azur (2002), London, UK

Nancy Spero, Maypole: Take No Prisoners II (2008), London, UK

14 / 15 Nancy Spero, Maypole: Take No Prisoners II (2008), London, UK

Nancy Spero, Maypole: Take No Prisoners II (2008), London, UK

15 / 15 Nancy Spero, Maypole: Take No Prisoners II (2008), London, UK


The work of American artist Nancy Spero is as much about the oppressions of a male-centric, hierarchical society as it is about the corruption caused by war, violence and power. An artist as well as a devout feminist and political activist, Spero's work is a reflection of, and crucial contribution to, her ongoing statements against inequality and injustice.

The Serpentine Gallery in London is hosting Nancy Spero, the first posthumous retrospective of Spero's work, just two years after her death in 2009 (until 2 May).

The exhibition is held in conjunction with Nancy Spero: A Conference at the V&A on 15 April.


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