Jonathan Allen (b. 1966, UK) lives and works in London. Graduated from BA Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham (1988) and MA Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, London (1989). Allen is a curator at the Magic Circle Museum, London and has written a book on the English artist and mystic Austin Osman, Lost Envoy, Strange Attractor Press (2016). Select awards and residencies include Arts Council England Helen Chadwick Fellowship (2007-8); Arts Council England Individual Artists Award (2004/2005/2006); and the Henry Moore Fellowship (1991-3). Select solo exhibitions include Casting for the Voice of Strength, Stanley Picker Gallery, London (2016); Twenty-First-Century Silks, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York (2016); Kalang, David Risley Gallery, London (2007-8); Tommy Angel, David Risley Gallery, London (2006); Second Truths, Site Gallery, Sheffield (1998); and The Float in the Sight of Things, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull (1997). Select group exhibitions include VIII Bienal de Jafre, Jafre (2017); ARTEFACT: The Act of Magic, STUK, Leuven (2017); Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London (2017); Explode Everyday, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts (2016-17); Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); The Big Bamboozle, Camden Arts Centre, London (2013); Adventureland Golf, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (2013); The Great Transformation - Art & Tactical Magic, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2008); The Director’s Apartment, British School at Rome, Rome (2008); and Tommy Angel performance, Keep the Faith, Tate Britain, London (2006).
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