Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen (b.1966, UK) is a visual artist and writer based in London. His recent solo and group exhibitions include Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room (2015); Adventureland Golf, Grundy Art Gallery (2012); Outrageous Fortune, Focal Point Gallery (2011); The Great Transformation, Frankfurter Kunstverein (2008); Kalanag (2007) and Tommy Angel (2006) at David Risley Gallery, and with Duckie at Tate Britain. His writing has featured recently in Truth is Concrete - A Handbook for artistic strategies in real politics (Steirischer Herbst & Sternberg Press, 2014), Notes on The Magic of the State (Beirut Gallery, Cairo and Lisson Gallery London, 2013), and Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine (Cabinet Books, 2012). Allen is an associate curator at The Magic Circle Museum, London, and in 2009 co-curated the Hayward Gallery touring exhibition Magic Show with the writer Sally O'Reilly. His forthcoming book on the theme of early 20th Century cartomancy will be published by Strange Attractor Press in late 2015.

Last updated: 25.03.2015


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