2017 thus far has been an exciting year in the capital for art by and about women. From the Vanessa Bell retrospective at Dulwich Picture Gallery to Claude Cahun dominating the National Portrait Gallery this spring, the capital has been blessed with an abundance of female talent. This summer doesn’t deviate from this empowering trend, with several exhibitions by women artists and designers from across the 20th and 21st centuries and all from all over the world. Here are our top 5 picks for what to go and see:

Fahrelnissa Zeid @ Tate Modern

At times The Tate has been notoriously neglectful of women artists over the years, so it’s good to see them stepping up their game and celebrating one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century. Truly an international artist, Fahrelnissa Zeid boasts a 50 year career that saw her study, work, exhibit, and live in London, Paris, Baghdad, Amman, Istanbul, and more. Her abstract paintings are nothing short of glorious, and this retrospective of her work offers a chance to reevaluate and restore her incredible yet often overlooked legacy. Her work is on display at the Tate Modern until 8 October.

I AM @ St Martin-in-the-Fields

One stop on an international tour, the I AM exhibition celebrates the visually diverse and crucial contributions of Middle Eastern women to the art world and beyond. Artworks by 31 acclaimed contemporary women artists come together to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding the notion of the ‘other’, and highlights and celebrates the unique role of Middle Eastern women as guardians of peace. On display at St Martin-in-the-Fields (the church next to the National Portrait Gallery) until 20 August.

Rachel Kneebone @ Victoria & Albert Museum

Rachel Kneebone is a contemporary British artist whose convoluted porcelain sculptures represent the human experience in all its complexity. Although we would usually associate porcelain with delicate teacups and antiques, Kneebone confounds expectations with her phenomenal 5 metre labyrinthine sculpture entitled 399 Days, which is made up of immaculately detailed figurative scenarios. Her work is displayed alongside the great Auguste Rodin, the progenitor of modern sculpting, but is in no way cowed by his greatness. On display until 14 January 2018 in Gallery 50a at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Nathalie Du Pasquier @ Pace Gallery

Nathalie Du Pasquier made her name as a founding member of the Memphis Group, a Milan-based design and architecture group whose work was characterized by audacious designs using asymmetrical shapes and bold colour schemes. These days she principally works as a painter, although you may have seen some of her recognisable designs for clothes produced by American Apparel. You can find 50 of her eye-popping artworks on display at the Pace Gallery in Burlington Gardens until the 29 July.

The World of Anna Sui @ Fashion & Textile Museum

Anna Sui is one of America’s foremost fashion designers whose signature romanticized rock ‘n’ roll look has embodied the clothes, accessories, beauty and interiors that are seen across high street and designer fashion today. This retrospective exhibition traces her eclectic career from her first catwalk show in 1991 through over 100 looks from the designers archive that have shaped the course of fashion history. On display at The Fashion & Textile Museum until 1 October.