P  A  C  T  O 

/artist collective/

warren andrewsjennifer hawthornleslie lawrence / pedro moreira / daphne politisophie mak schramnora silvasophia simenskyfinn thomsondemelza watts

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PACTO is an international alliance of artists, artistic researchers and writers, gathered to discuss and explore collectivity, and to support one another's individual endeavors. Rather than being led by form or structure, PACTO seeks to inquire how to work together and what that means through practice-led processes.

PACTO is an actively growing intersectional, anti-hierarchical and decentralized group. PACTO came together through a MilesKm research project initiated in August 2017, and founded itself – themselves – as a collective in July 2018. Currently PACTO members live and work in London, Athens, Leiden, Amsterdam, and Porto. Our projects and working practice, which range from exhibitions to workshops, from discussions to collaborative writing, reflect this trans-locality.

We investigate the possibilities of collective work as an alternative to individualized practice. We understand the art world to be one in which collectivity, communality and sharing are vital, and as such, we seek to facilitate collaborations with other artists, researchers, writers and collectives. We value supportive, self-organizing, alternative and para-institutional models and we aim to reflect on these practices throughout our work together.

Our recent workshop for Art Licks Weekend 2019, Lean, took place on Saturday 19 October, 16:30, at Common House, Bethnal Green, London, UK. We will post up the photo’s and notes on here soon. 

Whilst in LA we released our new publication The best place at the party is the kitchen: Recipes for Collectivity

Watch this space for photo’s and videos from our recent residency at This Will Take Time and show at Public pool gallery. 


/ The best place at the party is the kitchen: Recipes for Collectivity
/ Collectives as Catalysts Symposium @ Raven Row, London, UK
Sensory Thresholds III @ A-Dash, Athens, Greece
Alternative Art School Weekender @ Ugly Duck, London, UK
/ PACTO x Sandwich x Hutt @ CAS, Croydon, UK
/ Collectives, not Collections Symposium @ Raven Row, London, UK
/ Metaxu Books, Poster Project @ Tooting, London, UK

/ COMPACTO @ Aarhus, Denmark
18 Malden Road @ 18 Malden Road, London, UK
/ MilesKm at Art licks @ Fillet, London, UK
/ It’s their thought that counts @ CAS, Croydon, UK
/ :pillow residency @ MACAO, Milan, Italy
/ La Guarida Fiesta @ MilesKm London, UK
/ Collective Residency @ Galicia, Spain

/ SOTD Alternative Education Open Day @ SET Space, London, UK
Dinner Essay @ The Gramounce, London, UK
/ Worshop Residency @ Bark, Athens, Greece


PACTO believes in mutual empowerment, love and support. We have started a new series of meetups called PACTO Dates in which PACTO goes on a date with another Collective. If you would like to go on a date with us get in touch! Some of our previous dates can be found here.

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♥ Metaxu Books