Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Simon Periton

Defence Against the Dark Art

Year 2017
Medium inkjet on cartridge paper
Dimensions 30.2 x 20.9 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Simon Periton:

Simon Periton (b. 1964, Kent) lives and works in Bath and London. Studied at Central St Martin’s School of Art. Select commissions include public sculpture projects for Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, University of Oxford; Firstsite, Colchester; Channel Four; and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Select solo exhibitions include Your War - My Love,  Galerie Simpson, Swansea (2018); Resistance is Fertile, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon (2015); Celestial Agriculture, New Art Centre, Salisbury (2015); The Rose Engine, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); The Asbo Mystery Play and other public works/ The Gild The Lily Files, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2011); and Spirits of Salt, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2009). Select group exhibitions include On Paper, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (2018); Frieze Sculpture 2018, Regent's Park, London (2018); Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth line, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); Drawing Room Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London (2017); The Peculiar People, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (2016); Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); Regenerate Art, Kunstverein München, Munich (2014); Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2010); E&K Arts Launch Collection (“the Exhibition”), Sotheby’s, London (2010); and The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, St Ives (2009). His works are held in private and public collections including the Arts Council, London; the British Council, London; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; Channel 4 Television, London; Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.