Performance Publishing


David and Ping Henningham live and work in Dalston, London. They write essays and poetry that are completed and reworked through fine art printmaking, bookbinding and performance. David and Ping formed the Henningham Family Press in 2006 to make art together. Collections that have acquired their work include: Victoria & Albert Museum, the Tate, Saison Poetry Library (Royal Festival Hall), UCL, Chelsea College of Art and UCLA. They have exhibited/performed at Christie’s Auction House (Multiplied), Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the British Library, BBC Radio Theatre (The Verb), Dundee Contemporary Arts, The Whitechapel Gallery, Black Rat Gallery, London Word Festival, Berlin, Ghent, Oslo, Bergen, Indiana and Virginia.

David Henningham

2004-2006 MA Slade School of Fine Art, London
2001-2004 BA (Hons) Sculpture, Chelsea College of Art, London
2000-2001 Foundation Diploma, Central St Martins School of Art, London

Ping Henningham

2006-2007 MA Modernist Literature, Queen Mary University of London
2001-2004 BA (Hons) History of Art, University College London
2000-2001 Foundation Diploma Central St Martins School of Art, London

Selected Exhibitions/Performances (in London unless indicated otherwise)

2018 Artists’ Bookmarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 Free Verse Poetry Book Fair, Conway Hall

2016 A Line of Five Feet, UK/Russia Year of Language and Literature, British Council Russia, Moscow

2016 The Maximum Wage, Utopia, William Morris Gallery

2016 The Maximum Wage, Urban Village Fete (HemingwayDesign), Greenwich Peninsula

2016 The Maximum Wage, (Awarded Arts Council England Grants For The Arts), St Paul’s West Hackney

2015 The New Concrete, (Hayward Publishing book event curated by Chris McCabe & Victoria Bean), The Whitechapel Gallery

2015 An Unknown Soldier: an exhibition by Henningham Family Press, The Saison Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall

2014 Active Service Gospel Replica launch, The Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks

2013 Free Verse Poetry Book Fair (invited as a keynote press), Conway Hall

2013 There Will Be New Rules Next Week (Sister Corita Kent), Dundee Contemporary Arts

2012 Poetic Censorship, Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall

2012 French Fiberboard, Rowhill Books, Charlottesville VA

2012 Monday School (with Half-handed Cloud), St. Barnabas Church, Dalston

2011 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (invited artists)

2011 Multiplied, Christie’s Auction House

2011 King James Bible Bash, London Word Festival

2011 Evolving English, British Library

2011 Printmaking Today, Black Rat Gallery

2010 Multiplied, Christie’s Auction House

2010 The Verb, BBC Radio Theatre (BBC Radio 3)

2010  Keep Printing and Carry On, London Word Festival

2009 InterInterInter, Ultima Festival, Oslo

2009 InterInterInter, Borealis Festival, Bergen

2008 InterInterInter, De Bijloke, Gent

2008 Bookish, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis

2008 The 12′ vinyl experiment (with Half-handed Cloud), Foundry

2008 The Erroneous Disposition of the People, The Reliance (Old Street)

2008 InterInterInter, Rational Rec

2007 Illustrative ’07, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin

Selected Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum
Tate Gallery
Saison Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall
Chelsea College of Art, London
University College London Library
Winchester College of Art