Biography

Photo: Jean-Sébastien Veilleux

Born 1978, Swansea, UK; lives and works in Wales and Berlin.
Represented by Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin.

Education

2015-
PhD Winchester School of Art, UK (practice-based research into absurdity as a strategic tool)

2006-07
MA Goldsmiths College, London (Contemporary Art Theory)

1998-2001
BA University of Derby, UK (Fine Art)

Exhibitions

2017
Point Quartz: Flower of Kent, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Punctuation Marks in an Eternal Sentence: The Show, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2016
Searching for the Welsh Landscape, solo show at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales
Travelogue, Palazzo Ducali, Mantua, Italy
Travelling / Reisen, Projektraum Group Global 3000, Berlin
AVI Festival, Cinema City, Jerusalem
A Blind Auction, Farbvision, Berlin
Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment, Winchester School of Art, Winchester

2015
Media Ambages, HilbertRaum, Berlin
Polyphonies
, Optica, Montreal, Canada

2014
Picaresque, Ha Gamle Prestegard, Naerbo, Norway
Slowness / Langsamkeit, Projektraum Group Global 3000, Berlin
Fabric, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham, Wales
Open Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales

2013
A to Z: From Aardvark to Axle, solo show at Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin
Be Our Guest, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales
To Make the Improbable, Est-Nord-Est, Quebec, Canada
Stranded Travelers, Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania
Preview Berlin Art Fair 2013, Berlin
Sense and Nonsense: A Festival of Absurdity, Centrum, Berlin
The Picture Show, Galerie Jaap Sleper, Utrecht, Netherlands
Kantine Chapters, Galerie Futura (Alpha Nova-Kulturwerkstatt), Berlin
We Were Trying to Make Sense, 1 Shantiroad, Bangalore, India

2012
Ha Ha Road, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales; group show exploring humour; also featuring Fischli & Weiss, Pipilotti Rist, Erwin Wurm, Roman Signer, Bobby Baker, Kirsten Pieroth, Bedwyr Williams and others
Blows to the Temple, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
The Alumni Show, Markeaton Street Gallery, University of Derby, Derby
Numbers, Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
17 Days, Atrium Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, USA

2011
Making Mirrors: Of Body and Gaze, NGBK, Berlin; group show exploring issues of ethnicity and social prejudice featuring Dinner Party project
Ha Ha Road, Quad, Derby, UK; group show exploring humour; also featuring Fischli & Weiss, Pipilotti Rist, Erwin Wurm, Roman Signer, Bobby Baker, Kirsten Pieroth, Bedwyr Williams and others

2010
The Dump: Recycling of Thoughts, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland; group show utilising Maurice Benayoun’s web-initiative for the re-use of concepts
Nude as the News, 91mQ Art Project Space & Kunstraum Richard Sorge, Berlin; 3-person show curated by Sunshine Wong
Stadt am Rande / Cities on the Edge, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; group show exploring urban topology, curated by Melanie Zagrean and Pierre Wollter
Die Kunst der Natur ist die Natur der Kunst / The Art of Nature is the Nature of Art, Künstlerverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden, Germany; group show curated by Axel Schweppe
Field Broadcast, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK; project based on live works broadcast remotely from fields; also featuring Simon Faithfull, Susan Collins and Juan Cruz
The Box, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales; rotating series of solo video screenings

2009
Artsway Open 09, Artsway, Sway, Hampshire, UK
Extraordinary Days, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales
Plus 3 Ferris Wheels, [touring:] CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA; DDT Delavski dom Trbovlje, Trbovlje, Slovenia; Richmond Center Art Galleries, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, USA; Smart Wall, Alfred University School of Art & Design; Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University; Hiram Van Gordon Gallery, Tennessee State University

2008
Dave Ball: How to Live, solo show at Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin
Navigator
, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
The Mausoleum of Lost Objects, InIVA, London
Closing Down Sale, Another Roadside Attraction Gallery, London
If You Build It They Will Come, g39 Gallery, Cardiff
Speed is Open, Bearspace, London

2007
Disposable Fetish, The Nunnery Gallery, London
Temporary Measures, Associates Gallery, London
In Their Own Words, The End Gallery, Sheffield

2006
Eco Vandalism, Sydenham Hill Woods, London
Beneath, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Irrational Reels, Rational Rec at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London
Art Video Screenings
, Village, Västerås, Sweden
Teetotum, Fold Gallery, Cumbria

2005
Service Not Included, ADi Gallery, London
SSA 2005, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh
The Working World, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Deptford X, Astra House, London

2004
Love N Bullets, Transition Gallery, London
Max 10, Falmouth Arts Centre, Falmouth
Damn Fine Cup Coffee, Rowse Close, London
Flat, Hackney Road, London

2003
Lux Open, Royal College of Art, London
The Joy of Kitsch, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen
picsel+, g39 Gallery, Cardiff
made@home, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Purescreen
, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2002
Tabula Rasa, site-specific projections in Croydon, London
Nature Selected Them for Extinction, Charlton Bonds Building, Newcastle

2001
After the Umbilical Cord Was Cut Somebody Smacked My Arse and I Began to Breathe, Britannia Mill, Derby; degree show
Models of Practice, Dilston Grove, London

Awards

2017
Shortlisted for Jon Schueler Scholarship, Isle of Skye

2016
Shortlisted for Berlin Art Prize 2016

2015
Arts Council of Wales production grant for solo exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
British Council Canada grant to participate in Polyphonies exhibition at Optica, Montreal
Vice-Chancellor Scholarship for PhD at Winchester School of Art

2013
Wales Arts International travel grant to support residency at Est-Nord-Est, Quebec, Canada

2009
Grant awarded for 3-month residency at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany

2008
Shortlisted for New Contemporaries 2008

2006
Open Frequency; practice nominated by Anthony Shapland for Axis survey of new developments in contemporary art

2005
NAN bursary for Strangers on a Train project

Residencies

2016
Summer Lodge, research event at Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

2014
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales; three-month residency at Thomas Heatherwick-designed studios

2013
Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada; eight-week residency followed by exhibition; jointly funded by Est-Nord-Est and Wales Arts International

2009
Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany; grant awarded for three-month residency

2008
Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin; six-week residency followed by solo show

2006
Fold Gallery, Cumbria; part of Teetotum series of artists’ residencies

Curatorial & Collaborative Projects

2011-15
Dinner Party; collaborative participatory project with Oliver Walker exploring social interaction through remote communicative intervention; shown at NGBK in Berlin, Oriel Davies in Newtown, Wales and Optica in Montreal.

2011-12
Ha Ha Road, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandundo, Wales and Quad, Derby; group exhibition exploring humour, curated in collaboration with Sophie Springer

2011
Schöne Pleite: Politische Karikaturen von Klaus Stuttman / Pretty Broke: Political Caricatures by Klaus Stuttman, Galerie im Saalbau, Kulturamt Neukölln, Berlin; exhibition curated in collaboration with Oliver Walker and Dorothea Kolland

2010
Airshow, Tempelhof airfield, Berlin & Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK; collaboration with Oliver Walker investigating former airfield through a remotely broadcast aeroplane noise simulation contest

2006
Coryat’s Crudities, various locations in Nottingham, UK; Discotheque project exploring notions of tourism, using the suitcase as a central motif

2005
The Glorious Twelfth, Deptford X, London; Discotheque investigation into the implications of an urban recontextualisation of a traditional grouse hunt
Strangers on a Train, London to Newcastle train route; Discotheque travel and exchange project

2004
Damn Fine Cup of Coffee, Acme Studios, London; Discotheque group show
Flat, Hackney Road, London; Discotheque group show