Hayward Gallery
exhibition

Kiss My Genders

12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019

Kiss My Genders is a group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity.

The exhibition has received multiple five-star reviews, including one from The Guardian praising that 'it touches, in profound ways, on what it is to be human'. Dubbed an 'enthralling exhibition with a crucial sense of activism' by the Evening StandardKiss My Genders is a 'trailblazing show' (The Telegraph) of 'dazzling works' (Metro). 

Spanning the past 50 years, Kiss My Genders brings together over 100 artworks by artists from around the world who employ a wide range of approaches to articulate and engage with gender fluidity, as well as with non-binary, trans and intersex identities.

Featured artists
Ajamu, Travis Alabanza, Amrou Al-Kadhi & Holly Falconer, Lyle Ashton Harris, Sadie Benning, Nayland Blake, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Flo Brooks, Luciano Castelli, Jimmy DeSana, Jes Fan, Chitra Ganesh, Martine Gutierrez, Nicholas Hlobo, Peter Hujar, Juliana Huxtable, Joan Jett Blakk, Tarek Lakhrissi, Zoe Leonard, Ad Minoliti, Pierre Molinier, Kent Monkman, Zanele Muholi, Catherine Opie, Planningtorock, Christina Quarles, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Hunter Reynolds, Athi-Patra Ruga, Tejal Shah, Victoria Sin, Jenkin van Zyl and Del LaGrace Volcano.

Exhibition title taken from ‘Transome’ by Planningtorock, licensed courtesy of Domino Publishing Company Limited.

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Enthralling exhibition with a crucial sense of activism ★★★★
EVENING STANDARD
An intelligent, thought-provoking and timely exhibition ★★★★★
GAY TIMES
a gender-fluid blockbuster ★★★★★
THE GUARDIAN
if art can help knock bigotry down a few pegs, it’s doing something right ★★★★
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Hayward Gallery opening times

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.

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This exhibition includes nudity and some sexual content as well as strobe lighting effects. One room contains latex.

Age guidance:  Children below the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult as some parts of the exhibition contain images of an explicit nature. Information is provided within the exhibition where the images may be unsuitable for visitors under 13.

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Planningtorock, musician
8:00 pm
Wed 17 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 17 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Love, queerness, gender identities and survival – it’s Planningtorock’s empowering musical show
Love, queerness, gender identities and survival – it’s Planningtorock’s empowering musical...
Sisters Uncut set off rainbow-coloured smoke in solidarity with LGBTQ+ migrants during a demonstration in support of detainees at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
7:00 pm
Thu 18 Jul 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 18 Jul 2019
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
Artists Ajamu, Holly Falconer, Amrou Al-Kadhi and Del LaGrace Volcano in a talk chaired by Paul Clinton
Artists Ajamu, Holly Falconer, Amrou Al-Kadhi and Del LaGrace Volcano in a talk chaired by Paul...
Honey Dijon, DJ and music producer
10:30 pm
25 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
10:30 pm | 25 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
gigs
electronic
DJ Honey Dijon plays an epic two-hour set to celebrate Hayward Gallery’s summer exhibition, Kiss My Genders
DJ Honey Dijon plays an epic two-hour set to celebrate Hayward Gallery’s summer exhibition, Kiss...
Peaches, musician
8:00 pm
Wed 28 Aug 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 28 Aug 2019
gigs
pop
Feminist pop icon Peaches blows us away with a variety-style futuristic stage happening
Feminist pop icon Peaches blows us away with a variety-style futuristic stage happening

Tours
 
Visit the exhibition in the company of special guests, the exhibition’s curatorial team and our Hayward Gallery tour guides. Tours take place weekly, on Thursdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 2pm, and take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Free with same-day exhibition ticket.
 
Saturday 17 August 
British Sign Language tour delivered by Martin Glover. Please note that this tour takes place at 4pm in addition to the usual 2pm tour.
  
Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2pm you can catch one of our Spotlight Talks, a free, 10-minute talk by one of our Hayward Gallery hosts, focusing on a single artwork.

School Groups
 
Teachers can book discounted tickets (call our group ticket line for prices) for a group of up to 30 pupils to visit Hayward Gallery and experience the exhibition on weekdays during exhibition hours (closed Tuesdays).

Due to the age recommendation of 13+ for the Kiss My Genders exhibition, school group tickets are only available to those that meet or exceed this age recommendation: year 9 and up. We encourage teachers to visit the exhibition in advance to check its suitability for their students.
 
Private Guided Tours
 
Looking for a VIP exhibition experience for your group? Private guided tours are available with our experienced Hayward Gallery tour guides. These one-hour tours are available for groups of up to 20 people anytime the gallery is open to the public, and are £100 per group in addition to group exhibition entry.
 
Group Bookings

Groups of ten people or more can get discounted entry prices for weekday visits when tickets are booked and paid for in advance.
 
Group Ticket Prices:

Due to the age recommendation of 13+ for the Kiss My Genders exhibition, school group tickets are only available to those that meet or exceed this age recommendation: year 9 and up. We encourage teachers to visit the exhibition in advance to check its suitability for their students.

Adult groups: £12 per person.
Secondary school, college and university groups: £5 per student (free tutor tickets when bringing a group of 10+ students).


To book a private tour or to make a group booking, call our group ticket line on 020 3879 9555 (Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sundays 12 noon – 6pm) or email groups@southbankcentre.co.uk for more information.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring original essays by Amrou Al-Kadhi, Paul Clinton, Charlie Fox, Jack Halberstam, Manuel Segade and Susan Stryker, an excerpt from Renate Lorenz’s influential Queer Art: A Freak Theory, and poetry by Travis Alabanza, Jay Bernard, Nat Raha and Tarek Lakhrissi. The catalogue also features a roundtable discussion between a number of participating artists and the exhibition’s guest curator Vincent Honoré.

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'A gender-fluid blockbuster' 
The Guardian ★★★★★ 

'Art that challenges fixed and binary identities'
The Guardian

'Kiss My Genders brings a riot of inclusivity and fluidity to the Hayward Gallery'
Culture Whisper ★★★★★ 

'If you only catch one exhibition this year, make it this one'
QX Magazine ★★★★★ 

'Enthralling exhibition with a crucial sense of activism'
 Evening Standard ★★★★

'If art can help knock bigotry down a few pegs, it’s doing something right'
Time Out ★★★★

'Art worth kissing and telling about'
Metro

'Truly ground-breaking'
Metro

'The clear message of it all? Fluid = fabulous'
Elle UK

'A landmark exhibition centred on works that disrupt the gender binary'
British Vogue

'Kiss My Genders is the powerful new exhibition taking over Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery'
Tatler

'Eye-catching'
Attitude

'A thought-provoking and life-affirming show'
Stylist

'Kiss My Genders is loud and combative and fascinating'
City AM 

'At their most inventive, these works transcend not just gender but humanity'
Frieze

from the blog

works in focus

elsewhere onsite

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Transgender Print

Kiss My Genders Ecoffee Cup

Smash Stereotypes Necklace

Porcelain Mug Mouth