About Us

The White Pube is the collaborative identity of Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad under which we write about art, video games and food. Back in 2015, during our final year of art school, we had a chat about exhibitions review and how they were BORING, said nothing, just bad chat by middle class white men. We decided to start writing ourselves and actually state how art make us feel (happy, bored, angry, in love). We tried to write in a way where we would fall through feelings and write about art along the way - someone would later tell us this was like embodied criticism; body-first encounters in the gallery. From there, we started to write about the wider creative industry, rally for better conditions, fairer spaces, and more transparency too. More recently, we began to write about video games and food as well. With strong language and adult content, TWP can be found on this website and also on Instagram and Twitter, & we are reader-supported on Patreon thanks to very generous readers.

There’s no registered company here, nothing profeshhhh. Gab’s in Liverpool and Zarina is in London and our office is literally WhatsApp. We have part-time jobs and run this as best we can. We’re not the smartest people or the most entertaining. Not here to cheerlead, not always going to be polite (you try being two young women on the internet, iss madness). Just want to write about stuff that makes us feel some type of way, and to think critically out loud. We also publish our accounts, run a working class Writers Grant, and we have a growing library of successful funding applications

We publish a new text every Sunday with text versions, audio-only and video on IGTV. There’s a lot of content on this site now and I hope you find some value in it but we also won’t be offended if you couldn’t give a shit. You live your life, my friend. 

VBW, GDLP + ZM

zm is currently (2020) critic-in-residence @ the ica. find out more here.

 

if you want to talk: info@thewhitepube.com

if you want to support: patreon.com/thewhitepube 

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* press *; ↗️ 'The New Conservatism: Complicity and the UK Art World’s Performance of Progression'/ SSENSE / VOGUEDazed interview / Dazed 100Guardian / Debut Mag/ interview with neighbourhoodpaper mag/ kink / Young Artists in Conversation / huck magazineshutyourgob / gal-dem/ aqnbkajal mag and we r in the march 2017 issue of French GQ lol

zarina's website here, n gabrielle's is outdated; @zarinamuhammad and @come_home_dad ok goodbye!!!

The White Pube web residency is an opportunity for an artist/whoever to takeover our homepage for the month. From Miss January to Priestess October, we have seen exhibitions, short stories, installations and archives, all sorts of things. It's been great. Mostly we contact ppl to offer them a residency, and sometimes it is after someone has put themselves forward via email (info@thewhitepube.com). If you email us, just let us know who you are and give us an idea of what it is you want to do for the takeover. Please note: we prioritise artists from marginalised/precarious groups with the residency and so pls bear that in mind when submitting yourself.

 

From 2016 - 2018 the residency was unpaid. We started to receive £200 a month from Dazed to write an advice column and we started to use that money to pay current residents £100, and backpay previous years' residents £100 each too. We've paid 2018 & 2019 residents, and are currently paying 2017 & 2020 in conjunction. The Dazed column was ended in lockdown and now we make current + backdated payments to residents from our Patreon income instead.

See all previous residents below:

2020 

 

jan Bella Milroy

feb Bella Milroy

mar Anu Ambasna

apr Evar Hussayni

may Emily Sara

June Ebun Sodipo

July David Parnell

aug Aris Shukuroglou

sept Jake Grewal

oct 

nov 

dec 

{ the only reason The White Pube can still exist is because some of our readers choose to support us each month via Patreon. We sometimes do talks n other jobs but Patreon is how we get paid for the actual writing here - the reviews, art thoughts and so on. it’s important to us to stay independent critics without ties to big funders or institutions, public or private. thank you for being our old timey patrons - we’ll do our best to produce quality output; write stuff that is thoughtful and sincere }

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