Vitamin D offers a fresh and pioneering overview of the current state and underlying significance of drawing as an artistic medium. It highlights the originality and innovation with which contemporary artists in the genre - from across the world and in a vast variety of contexts - experiment with a diversity of styles and statements.
Vitamin D features the work of 109 contemporary artists, selected by some of the world's foremost critics and curators for their unique outlook. It is in itself an artistic compilation of the endless possibilities that drawing offers an artist from any background.
This book is a captivating composition of examples of the evolution of drawing in the twenty-first century. It reveals the energy of contemporary drawing, in a subtle presentation of the richness and versatility of the medium. With several pages dedicated to images of each artist's work and a deeply analytical parallel text, Vitamin D is at once a detailed reference book for art world aficianados and an absorbing introduction for newcomers to the scene.
Highly informative and aesthetically stimulating, this book is an essential work in its own right, through its exposition of just how fundamental an artistic medium drawing continues to be.
Dimensions: 25.4 x 3.2 x 29.2 cm
Silvia Bächli (b. 1956, Bade, Switzerland) lives and works in Basel. Studied at Schule für Gestaltung Basel and Ecole supérieur d'art visuel Genève (1976–1980). She has held a position as Professor at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe since 1992. Select solo exhibitions include Raffaella Cortese, Milano (2016); Skopia, Genève (2016); Peter Freeman Inc., New York (2016); Frac Franche-Comté, Besancon (2015); Barbara Gross, München (2014); Pinakothek der Moderne, München (2014); MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (2013); Kunstmuseum St.Gallen (2012); Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2011); 53. Biennale di Venezia, Schweizer Pavillion (2009); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2007); Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto (2007); and mamco, Genève (2006).
Anna Barriball (b. 1972, Plymouth, UK) lives and works in London. Studied at Winchester School of Art and Chelsea College of Art and Design. Barriball’s work hinges on minimal interactions with objects and often steps between the parallel languages of drawing and sculpture. Her interventions produce objects that combine a minimalistic rigour and the seemingly endless endeavour to make sense of the world of objects by empirical study. Select solo exhibitions include Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium (2017); Frith Street Gallery, London, UK (2016); Frith Street Gallery, London (2013); Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen (2013); Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2013); Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2012); Milton Keynes Gallery (2011); and Frith Street Gallery, London (2009). Select group exhibitions include Drawing Now, Albertina Museums, Vienna (2015); Drawing: The Bottom Line, S.M.A.C.K., Gent (2015); Apparitions: Frottage and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, The Menil Collection, Houston and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2015); Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); Silver, Frith Street Gallery, London (2014); i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland (2013); OSL Contemporary, Oslo (2013); Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London (2013); Drawing: Sculpture, Drawing Room, London (2013); Slow Looking:Contemporary Drawing, Tate Britain, London, UK (2012); and Prospects and Interiors: Sculptor’s Drawings of Inner Space, Henry Moore Institute/Leeds City Art Gallery (2008). Her work is held in public collections including The Arts Council Collection, London; The British Council Collection, London; The Government Art Collection, UK; Herning Museum, Herning, Denmark; Tate Collection; UBS Art Collection; and RISD Museum, Rhode Island, USA. Barriball is represented by Frith Street Gallery.
Andrea Bowers (b. 1965, Wilmington, Ohio, US) lives and works in Los Angeles, California, US. Studied BFA at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, US (1987) and MFA at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (1992). Select solo exhibitions include Andrea Bowers and Marcos Erre, Westmont Ridley Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, CA (2017); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2017); Occupancy, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, MA (2017); Triumph of Labor, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2016); The United States v. Tim DeChristopher, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (2016); Whose Feminism is it Anyway?, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, US (2016); Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (2016); Self-Determination, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, IT (2015); Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (2015); In Situ-1: Andrea Bowers, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, FR (2014); and Ni Una Muerta Mas, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR (2011). Select group exhibitions include Andrea Bowers and Marcos Erre, Westmont Ridley Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, CA (2017); The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY (2017); Displacement: Symbols and Journeys, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL (2016); The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2016); Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York, US (2016); The Gildless Age, Torrence Art Museum, Torrence, CA (2016); Andrea Bowers: Sanctuary, Bronx Museum, New York, US (2016); Citizen, Tate Modern, London, UK (2015); Drawing Now, Albertina Museum, Vienna, AT (2015); and Drawing: The Bottom Line, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, BE (2015). Bowers' work is held in a number of public collections including Tate Modern, London, UK; Brooklyn Museum, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
Russell Crotty (b. 1956, San Rafael, California) lives in Ojai, California and works in Ventura, California. He studied at University of California Irvine and San Francisco Art Institute. Known for paper-coated suspended globes and large-scale books containing a fervent network of ballpoint pen lines and color washes, Crotty’s vast body of work challenges the definition of drawing, pushing the genre towards minimal sculptural installation. Although often reflective of a ravished and diminishing natural world, installations of the work create a decidedly calm and optimistic spacial experience. Selected career highlights include: Embassy of the United States, Beijing, China; ART in Embassies Program, U.S. Dept. of State (2008); and Visual Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts (1991). Selected exhibitions include: Art=Text=Art: Private Languages / Public Systems, (Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection), UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, NY; traveling exhibition (2014); Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2013); Revealed: Turner Contemporary Opens, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England (2011); Aligned with the Coast, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris (2011); Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY: traveling exhibition (2009); and Drawing on Space, Drawing Room, London (2002). Crotty has work in many collections, including: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Miami; and High Museum of Art, Atlanta. He is represented by: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA; CRG Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France; and Michel Soskine, Madrid, Spain. www.russellcrotty.com
Tacita Dean (b. 1965, Canterbury, UK) lives and works in Berlin. Studied at Falmouth School of Art, UK, 1985-1988 and the Slade School of Fine Art, UK, 1990-1992. Recent solo exhibitions: …my English breath in foreign clouds, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, US (2016); Event for a Stage, 52nd Theatertreffen, Berlin, Germany (2015); Tacita Dean: The Friar’s Doodle, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, US (2014); Tacita Dean, SMK, Copenhagen, Sweden (2014); JG, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah, US (2014); JG, Film Forum, New York, US (2014) and JG, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (2014). The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean,Tate Modern Turbine Hall (2011). Recent group exhibitions: Into Great Silence, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla, Spain (2015); The Problem of God, K21/Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany (2015); Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms, 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2015); Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona Museum, Sweden (2015) 2013 Il Palazzo Eciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennale, Italy (2013); Unattained Landscape, The Japan Foundation, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto. Venice, Italy; Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany. Tacita Dean is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.
Marlene Dumas (b. 1953) is a South African artist and painter who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She attended Cape Town University (1972-75), where she studied for a BA in Visual Arts and completed her studies in Haarlem, in the Netherlands. She is widely regarded as one of the most influential female painters working today. In the past, Dumas produced paintings, collages, drawings, prints and installations. She now works mainly with oil on canvas and ink on paper. Stressing both the physical reality of the human body and its psychological value, Dumas tends to paint her subjects at the extreme fringes of life’s cycle, from birth to death, exploring the complex range of human emotions. Dumas has been the focus of exhibitions internationally at venues such as Tate Modern, London, UK, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014), Zachęta, Warsaw, Poland (2012), Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy (2012), Frith Street Gallery, London, UK (2011), Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2010), Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal (2010), MOCA, Los Angeles, California (2008), MOMA, New York, US (2008), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2007), Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2007), Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (2005), Musée National d’Art Moderne and Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2001), ICA, Boston, Massachusetts, US (2001) and Tate Gallery, London, UK (1996). In 1995, she represented the Netherlands in the 46th Venice Biennale. Work by Dumas is in museum collections worldwide, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Tate Gallery, London.
Simon Faithfull (b. 1966, Ipsden, Oxfordshire) lives and works from London and Berlin. He attended Central St Martins School of Art, London from 1985-1989, where he received his BA (First Class), followed by Reading University, from 1993-1996, where he received his MA Fine Art. Faithfull’s recent solo and two person shows include Reef, Le Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais (2015); Reef, Fabrica, Brighton (2014); Wanderings, ICIA, Bath (2013); Simon Faithfull: An Expanding Atlas of Subjectivity, ArtConnexion, Lille (2012); Going Nowhere - Simon Faithfull, Parker's Box, New York (2011); An Expanding Atlas of Subjectivity, National Museum (Project Space), Berlin (2011); Voyages Extraordinaires - (Simon Faithfull/Christoph Keller), Altkirch, CRAC Alsace (2010), and Recent Findings - Simon Faithfull, Harris Museum, Preston (2010). His recent group exhibitions include Things - project via Hoodwink, Morrisons supermarket, Royal Tunbridge Well, Kent (2014); The Vault, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland (2014); 7 Raumthesen - Curated by Susanne Neubauer, ROTWAND, Zürich (2014); Perduti nel Paesaggio, Mart, Rovereto (2014); Nouvelles Vagues - Le Principe Galápagos, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Re-Viewing the Landscape: A Contemporary Response, Compton Verney (2013); Verstand und Gefühl, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen (2013); Ulysses, l’Autre Mer, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes (2013); Witnessing the Wilderness, Wimbledon Space, London (2013); Des Mondes Possibles, FRAC Franche-Comté (2013); LA – BERLIN, &model, Leeds (2013); Fake Moon, In Between Time Festival, Bristol (2013), and A Future Pump House: - Ideas, Thoughts and Plans, Pump House Gallery, London (2013). Faithfull’s work is held in public collections at Centre Pompidou, Paris; V22 Collection, London; and Government Art Collection, England, amongst others.
Daniel Guzmán (b. 1964) was born in Mexico city where he lives and works. He studied in Mexico City at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plàsticas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) 1989-93). He is best known for his densely layered ink and pencil drawings. 'I play fiction and reality games that are personalized based on my own obsessions, like the meaning of life, love, disappointment, violence (whether sexual, emotional, or criminal), the search for happiness, and now that I am older, the quest for a kind of tranquility, silence, death'. Recent solo shows include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca, Mexico (2012); El Sol de Mexico, Harris Lieberman, New York (2009); and Double Album: Daniel Guzmán and Steven Shearer, Curated by Richard Flood, New Museum, New York (2008). Recent group shows include: The Modern Art Museum of Worth, Texas, US (2013); My Generation, (group project by Daniel Guzmán), Kurimanzutto, Mexico (2009); Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2008); 5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin (2008); Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1976, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (2007-2009); Turin Triennial, Turin, (2005); and The Everyday Altered, Curated by Gabriel Orzoco, Venice Biennale (2003). Guzmán's work is in museum collections worldwide, including Jumex Collection, Mexico; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and MOCA, Los Angeles. He is represented by Kurimanzutto, Mexico City and by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Trenton Doyle Hancock (b. 1974, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) currently lives and works in Houston, TX. Hancock received his M.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000; B.F.A. Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX,1997; Associate of Science, Paris Junior College, Paris, TX,1994. Selected solo exhibitions include: 2009 Trenton Doyle Hancock, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Trenton Doyle Hancock, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX; 2008 FEAR, James Cohan Gallery, New York; Trenton Doyle Hancock, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy; Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Group exhibitions: 2010 Best Laid Plans, Drawing Room, London; 2008 Prospect , New Orleans Biennial, New Orleans, LA; Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Darger-ism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger, American Folk Art Museum, New York.
Arturo Herrera (b. 1959, Caracas, Venezuela) currently lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the University of Tulsa and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Utilizing fragments of imagery borrowed from popular culture, Herrera creates collages, felt sculptures, and wall paintings that lie on the shifting border between legibility and abstraction. He has exhibited widely in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions have been staged at the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio; Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago; at Thomas Dane Gallery in London in 2012; and at the Americas Society in New York in 2011.
Dean Hughes (b.1974 Manchester, UK) studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London between 1993-96. He was included in the British Art Show 5 in 2000 and his work was featured in Phaidon's 2005 book Vitamin D New Perspectives in Drawing. Recent group exhibitions include Big Minis at CAPC Bordeaux; Lonely at the Top, MUHKA Antwerp, and Newspeak: British Art now, Saatchi Gallery. Recent Solo exhibitions include Maria Stenfors (2014) and Cairn, Pittenweem (2014), and in June 2014 he curated Ideas in things at Maria Stenfors. Dean Hughes is represented by Maria Stenfors and he is currently Head of the School of Art at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.
Kerstin Kartscher (b. 1966, Germany) currently lives and works in London. Solo shows include Tate St. Ives, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, Giti Nourbakhsch Gallery, Berlin, Gallery Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Gallery S.a.l.e.s., Rome, Overbeck Gesellschaft Luebeck, Luebeck. Group exhibitions included Migros Museum for Contemporary Art, Zurich British Art show 6, Museum Liechtenstein, MoMA, New York, Art Sheffield 08, Hayward Gallery London.
William Kentridge (b.1955, Johannesburg, SA) lives and works in Johannesburg, SA. Studied BA Politics and African Studies at University of Witwatersrand (1973-6); Art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation (1976-8); and Mime and Theatre at Ecole Jacques Lecoq , Paris (1981-2). Founding member of the Free Filmmakers Cooperative, Johannesburg (1988). Internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions, his practice is born out of a cross-fertilisation between mediums and genres. Kentridge’s work responds to the legacies of colonialism and apartheid, within the context of South Africa's socio-political landscape. His aesthetics are drawn from the medium of film’s own history, from stop-motion animation to early special effects. Kentridge’s drawing, specifically the dynamism of an erased and redrawn mark, is an integral part of his expanded animation and filmmaking practice, where the meanings of his films are developed during the process of their making. Select solo exhibitions include What Will Come, Video installation, Newark Museum, Newark, UK (2017); William Kentridge; Thick Time, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2016); Triumphs, Laments and other Processions, Lia Rumma, Milan, IT (2016); William Kentridge: The Nose Series, David Krut Projects, New York, Us (2016); William Kentridge: Drawings for Lulu, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, US (2015); Refuse the Hour, BAM, Brooklyn, US (2015); More Sweetly Play the Dance, Marian Goodman Gallery, London UK (2015); If We Ever Get to Heaven, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, NL (2015); Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, ZA (2014); and Sketches for a Neapolitan Mosaic, Lia Rumma, Napoli, IT (2012). Select group exhibitions include Creative Fury Joanna Bryant & Julian Page, London, UK (2016); Unnatural Landscapes David Krut Projects, New York, US (2016); Mantegna- DKW Prints David Krut Projects, New York, US (2016); Art on Stage MAXXI, Museum of 21st Century Art, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, ES (2016); and Illumination Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK (2016). Career highlights include appointment as an Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy, London (2015). His work is held in public collections including ESSL MUSEUM – KUNST DER GEGENWART, Klosterneuburg, Austria; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Berardo Museum, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal; Hiscox Art Projects, London, UK; Royal College of Art Galleries, London, UK; Tate Britain, London, UK; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK; MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA; MoMA, New York City, NY, USA; and SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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Mark Manders (b. 1968, Volkel, the Netherlands) lives and works in Ronse, Belgium. Manders had won sveral prizes including: Heineken Prize for Art (2010); Philip Morris Art Prize (2002); Vordemberge-Gildewart Prijs (2002); and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte (1997). Selected solo exhibitions include shows at: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2014); Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (2014); Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emillia (2014); De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2014); 55th Venice Biennale, Dutch Paviljon, Venice (2013); Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes (2012); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2012); The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2011); The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2011); La Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City (2011); Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, Mexico City (2011); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2010); Jarla Partilager, Stockholm (2010); Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (2010); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2009); Kunsthaus Zürich (2009); SMAK, Gent (2008); and Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2008). Manders has work in many collections, including: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Guggenheim Museum, New York, SF MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, Domus Collection, Beijing, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. He is represented by Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp and Tanya Bondakdar Gallery, NY.
Julie Mehretu (b. 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) lives and works in New York. Studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Kalamazoo College, and University Cheik Anta Diop. Mehretu’s work conveys a layering and compression of time, space and place and a collapse of art historical references, from the dynamism of the Italian Futurists and the geometric abstraction of Malevich to the enveloping scale of Abstract Expressionist colour field painting. She received Barnett and Annalee Newman Award (2013) and was honoured with the US State Department's National Medal of Arts (2015). Select solo exhibitions include Julie Mehretu, Hoodnyx, Voodoo and Stelae, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (2016); Gebre Kristos Desta Center, Ethiopia (2016); Julie Mehretu, Myriads Only By Dark, Gemini G.E.L, New York (2014); The Mathematics of Droves, White Cube São Paulo, Brazil (2014); Julie Mehretu, Half a Shadow, CarlierI gebauer, Berlin (2014); Julie Mehretu: Liminal Squared, White Cube, London (2013); Excavations, The Prints of Julie Mehretu, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, New York (2012); Excavations, The Prints of Julie Mehretu, Davison Art Center, Middletown (2011); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Grey Area, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2009); North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (2008); and Black City, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2007). Select group exhibitions include Julie Mehretu, Jessica Rankin, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium (2016); L’Iris de Lucy, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France (2016); Lines of Thought, Drawing from Michelangelo to Now, Poole Museum, England (2016); Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey (2015); Sharjah Biennial 12, United Arab Emirates (2015); Sweet Dew, Since 1980, Gwangju Biennale (2014); The Forever Now, Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Seeking New Genealogy, Art, Body, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2014); A Triple Tour, Works in the Pinault Collection, Conciergerie Paris (2013); 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013); Document XIII, Kassel (2012); and From Picasso to Julie Mehretu, British Museum, London (2010).
David Musgrave (b.1973, Stockton-on-Tees, UK) lives and works in London. He studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design where he now teaches. Musgrave creates understated, often poignant works that demand a level of scrutiny and attention rarely encouraged in contemporary culture. The speculative potential of visual experience lies at the heart of his practice. He has exhibited extensively and select solo exhibitions include greengrassi, London; Luhring Augustine, New York; and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles. His work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions throughout Europe and the Americas, including Kunstverein Freiburg; Tate Britain, London; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO. His work is held in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and Tate, London. In January 2013 Musgrave’s digital animation Studio golem was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK.
Paul Noble (b. 1963, Northumberland, UK) lives and works in London. Studied at Sunderland Polytechnic and Humberside College of Higher Education. His work engages with the invention of new worlds and territories that lie between despair and hilarity. Noble was one of the founding members of City Racing (1988-89), an artist run-space in London. He was nominated for the Turner Prize (2012), and received Paul Hamlyn Award (2000). Select solo exhibitions include Paul Noble: Nobson, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2014); Paul Noble: The Gates, Gagosian Gallery, Athens (2013); Paul Noble Marble Hall, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (2011); Welcome to Nobson, Gagosian Gallery, London (2011); and Paul Noble, Gagosian Gallery, New York (2007). Select group exhibitions include Lines of Thought, Marta Herford Museum, Germany (2015); Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna (2015); Horror vacui, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva (2014); Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, Henry Moore Foundation, Hertfordshire (2014); Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Britain, London (2012); Does City/Munster Matter?, Centre of Contemporary Art, Münster (2010); Rude Britannia, Tate Britain, London (2010); Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA (2009); I Am By Birth a Genevese; and My Family is One of the Most Distinguished of that Republic, Forde Espace d'art Contemporain, Geneva (2009); and Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York (2008). His work is held in public and private collections including The British Council; Tate Britain; FRAC des Pays de la Loire; and Museum of Modern Art.
Peter Peri (b.1971, London, UK) lives and works in London. He recieved his MA Fine Art program from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2003). Peri's recent solo exhibitions include The Reign of Quantity, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore (2014); Last Family, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels (2013); We, The Children Of The 20th Century, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris (2011); and Peter Peri, Bortolami Gallery, New York (2010). His recent group exhibitions include Dans un Intérieur. Meubles, oeuvres murales et textiles d'artistes, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris (2014); Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, West Sussex (2014); Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London (2013); Slow Looking : Contemporary Drawings, Tate Britain, London (2012); Theatre of the World, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart (2012); The Minimal Gesture, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (2011); and Magical Consciousness, part of The Apparatus, project year for the 50th anniversary of Arnolfini, Arnolfini, Bristol (2010).
Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957, Tuscon, Arizona) is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He completed his BFA at UCLA in 1977. As a young graduate he worked as a maths teacher before embarking on an artistic career, designing album covers for Black Flag and becoming associated with the Los Angeles Punk scene. Using the comic-book format of images with text, he began his career creating photocopied fanzines.Pettibon has exhibited extensively. In recent years, major solo shows have included Whuytuyp, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2012); v-boom, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (2007); and those at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, (2006), the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2005), and Plots Laid Thick, Museu D’art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain, 2002 (travelling to Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, and GEM, Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague, The Netherlands). Earlier retrospectives of his work have been taken place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1999), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1999), and the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2000). His work has featured in numerous group exhibitions including ones at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Kunsthaus Zurich; and White Columns, New York. He has also participated in the Whitney Biennial (1993, 2002), documenta XI (2002) in the Kassel and the Liverpool Biennials (2010). Pettibon’s work is included in the collections of many museums and institutions worldwide, among them the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Lisbon; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2010, Pettibon received the prestigious Oskar Kokoschka prize. The artist is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; and David Zwirner Gallery, New York.
Frances Richardson (b. 1965, Leeds) lives and works in London. Richardson attended art school in Norwich, later followed by an MA in sculpture at the RoyalCollege. After beginning with number-drawings, Richardson moved on to the use of plus and minus signs where she promptly found her own voice, and has developed this way of working ever since. Some of her drawings are exploratory designs for larger scale ‘architectural’ pieces, but the majority have been created in sets of variations on a single theme, such as the moon, or playing cards, or currencies. Solo-show venues include: Gasworks, London; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles; The Scene Gallery, New York and Corn Exchange Gallery.
Silke Schatz (b.1967, Celle, Germany) lives and works in Cologne. She studied at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig and the School of Art Institute, Chicago. Selected solo exhibtioins include: Sunshine Day and Night, Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal, Wuppertal (2013); Extra Langenhagen, Kunstverein Langenhagenand and Kapelle im Eichenpark, Langenhagen, Germany (2012); Space Drawings (with Caroline Beyer), Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany (2012); ''I love Psycho'', Meyer-Riegger, Berlin (2011); Städtische Galerie Kubus, Hannover (2010); and St John For Augsburg, Wilkinson Gallery, London (2009). Selected group exhibtions include: Schauplatz Stadt, Kunstmuseum Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany (2013); AN_Eignungen, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany (2012); Only paper and yet the whole world…, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (2010); Art Special, Hansa, Gymnasium, Cologne (2010); Imperium Konflikt Mythos, 2000 Jahre Varusschlacht, Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold (with Anselm Kiefer) (2009); Biennial 2009, Drawing Room, London (2009); Aesthetic Complex, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany (2008); Re-collecting, Raub- und Restitution, Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst (MAK) , Wien (2008); Wessen Geschichte, Kunstverein Hamburg (2008); On Interchange, Zwischenspiele einer Sammlung, Museum Kurhaus Kleve und Sammlung Mataré, Germany (2008); Vertrautes Terrain, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (2008); Deutschland, Deutschland, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo NL (2008); and Drawing On Space, Drawing Room (2002).
Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistani-born, internationally recognized, visual artist whose pioneering practice examines historical Indo-Persian miniature painting, challenging the strict formal tropes of miniature painting as well as its medium-based restrictions by experimenting with scale and media. Such media include animation, video, mural, mosaic andcollaboration with other artists. Her process-based work is concerned with examining the forces at stake in contested cultural and political histories. Informed by South Asian, American, Feminist and Muslim perspectives, Sikander has developed a unique, critically charged approach to this time-honored medium, employing its continuous capacity for reinvention to interrogate ideas of language, trade and empire, and migration. Sikander’s breakthrough, The Scroll (1989-90), received national critical acclaim in Pakistan, subsequently launching the medium into the forefront of National College of Arts’ program, and bringing international recognition to this medium within contemporary art practices. Sikander has been the subject of major international exhibitions around the world, including, amongst others, MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2016-17); Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong (2016); the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2015); Bildmuseet Umea, Sweden (2014); Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas (2012-13); IKON, Birmingham (2008); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2007); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2007); The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (2004); the Whitney Museum of American Art, Philip Morris/Altria Branch (2000); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1999); Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (1998); The Drawing Center (1997); The Whitney Biennal (1997); and has participated in more than 400 group shows and international art forums. Sikander has received numerous grants, fellowships and awards, including the Asia Society Award for Significant Contribution to Contemporary Art (2015), the U.S. Department of State National Medal of Arts Award (2012); Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2006– 11); DAAD (Berliner Künstlerprogramm, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), Berlin (2007–08); the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, MacArthur Fellowship (2006); Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (2005); the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective Achievement Award (1999); Shakir Ali Award (1992); and the Haji Sharif award for excellence in miniature painting (1992).
Hayley Tompkins (b. 1971, Leighton Buzzard, UK) lives and works in Glasgow. Studied BA (hons) and MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Select solo exhibitions include Scotland + Venice 2013, Common Guild, Glasgow (2014); Space Kitchen, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2014); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2013); House of Life, Cairn, Pittenweem (2012); Currents, Studio Voltaire, London (2011); A Piece Of Eight, The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow (2011); Autobuilding, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2009); Optical Research, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2009); Salute to the Dataday, with Sue Tompkins, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2009); and Re, The Drawing Room / Tannery Arts, London (2008). Select group exhibitions include @ the shrink, Shanaynay, Paris (2014); On the Devolution of Culture, 83 Page Street, London (2014); GENERATION Moving Image Programme, Tramway, Glasgow (2014); Laura Aldrige, Laurie Clark, Melanie Counsell, Hayley Tompkins, David Williams, Cairn, Pittenweem (2014); I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (2014); Out Of Doors, Supplement Gallery, London (2013); Scotland + Venice 2013: Sworn / Campbell / Tompkins, Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Pisani, Venice (2013); The Imminence of Poetics, Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo (2012); Painting Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2011); Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2011); Watercolour, Tate Britain, London (2011); Every Night I go to Sleep, Modern Art, London (2010); Ashes to Ashes, AMP, Athens (2010); Group Show, Autocenter, Berlin (2010); modern modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2009); Zero Budget Biennale, Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris (2009); and Open Field, CCA, Glasgow (2008).
Born 1966, Montreal, Canada. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
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