Tyler Mitchell


Boys of Walthamstow, 2018

'I Can Make You Feel Good'

FOAM, Amsterdam

From April 19th to June 5th 2019, Mitchell presents his first solo exhibition ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’ at FOAM Museum in Amsterdam. The collection of images exhibited is a mixture of both personal and commissioned work, which comes together to portray Mitchell’s vision of a ‘Black Utopia’. His brightly colored portraits capture young black people being intimate, expressive, sensual and free – a direct contrast to historically repressive depictions of black culture. The exhibition also premieres two of Mitchell’s video works, ‘Idyllic Space’ and ‘Chasing Pink, Found Red’.

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'I Can Make You Feel Good'

International Center of Photography

After the success of Tyler’s first solo show in 2019 at Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, it toured to the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York from January 2020 to May 2020 and was later extended to January 2021. The presentation was developed to include new work across different mediums in order to further enhance the immersive experience.

'Dreaming in Real Time'

Jack Shainman 24th Street Gallery

‘Dreaming In Real Time’ is a new series by Mitchell that visualizes scenes of peace, solitude and belonging for Black people in the pastoral American South.

During the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mitchell was unable to see his family in his native state of Georgia. The distance and isolation led him to start dreaming of home. When he was able to return, he created new images of subjects in the Atlanta-metro area that consider historic and contemporary notions of refuge, repose and rootedness.

'An Imaginative Arrangement of the Things Before Me'

The Gordon Parks Foundation

Curated by Deborah Willis and inspired by Gordon Parks’s photographs of Black families, Tyler’s work constructs distinctive stories that reframe the notion of home as a centre of Black life.

Mitchell writes, “I want to consider the significance of a proverbial domestic space not only as a site of Black life itself but also as a site where desires, longing, and collective family memory exist. I hope to create a comforting and tender space for people to go and escape into.”

The exhibition will be running from September 24th 2021 until January 2nd 2022.