Marcus Coates

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    Marcus Coates, Common Sandpiper 2019 Gouache on watercolour paper, 48 x 65.5 cm (framed) Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London

Marcus Coates (b. 1968, London) lives and works in London. Graduated from the Royal Academy Schools, London (1993) and Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury (1990). Coates was the recipient of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize (2009) and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists (2008). Residencies include Grizedale in Tokyo, Tokyo; Liverpool Biennial, Stavanger (2006); Further up in the Air, Liverpool (2003); Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick upon Tweed; Wysing Arts, Cambridgeshire (2002); Allenheads Centre for Contemporary Art, Allenheads, Northumberland (2001); Grizedale Forest, Cumbria (1999); and Orchard Gallery, Derry (1993). Select solo exhibitions and performances include Near - Life Experience, Kate MacGarry, London (2019); The Last of Its Kind, Workplace Gallery, London; Ask the Birds, event, Whitechapel Gallery, London; The Sounds of Others, Innsbruck Biennale, Innsbruck (2018); Ask the Wood, performance, South London Botanical Society/Feral Practice, London; Marcus Coates: Sound Reasoning, Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne (2017); Arrivals/Departures - Nature Calendar, Utrecht Centraal Train Station, Utrecht (2016); Marcus Coates, Kate MacGarry, London (2015); The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (2014); The Trip, Serpentine Gallery, London (2011); Implicit Sound, ESPAI 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2010); Marcus Coates, NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (2009); and Spirit Caravan, performance, Hayward Gallery, London (2008). Select group exhibitions and performances include Wild nis, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt; GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN!, Somerset House, London; The Land We Live In, The Land We Left Behind, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset; And Breathe…, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester; Animals and Us, Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate; Ask the Birds, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Ask the Apes, Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate; Ask the Ash, Whitstable Biennale; Ask the Sea, Tate St Ives, Saint Ives (2019); Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London; As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2018); Functional Improvisation, performance with percussionist Terry Day, William Morris Museum, London (2017); Making Nature, Wellcome Collection, London (2016); Ape Culture, HKW, Berlin; and Station to Station, The Barbican Centre, London (2015).

Last updated: 01.07.2019