Founded in November 2014 by Joanna Gemes, l’étrangère is a contemporary art gallery based in East London. Its main focus is to support the work of contemporary international artists who respond to the current issues through strong conceptual ideas that underpin materiality and process. At the heart of the gallery ethos is a concept of ‘liquid modernity’ which is also reﬂected through the gallery's name, l’étrangère. The exhibition program has strong focus on artists from Poland, but at the same time it showcases artists based in the UK, France, Brussels, Berlin and more recently Turkey, with the aim to share concepts and processes, compare and connect contemporary art practices from different parts of Europe and beyond. The gallery also increasingly hosts exhibitions of historical artists, highlighting their relevance within the current context. In addition to the exhibition program, the gallery strives to provide a discursive and educational platform through an on-going series of talks between artists, curators, art writers, that seeks to highlight pertinent issues raised by the exhibited art works.