A short and partial CV - 2013
I have worked with museums, banks, galleries, archives, auction houses, places of education and department stores in London, New York, Geneva, Copenhagen and Paris. I have explored the entanglements of art and capital in 19th century Manchester, documented lost property recovered by London Transport in a single day, constructed possible futures and impersonated a famous art dealer. These projects, although diverse, have consistently engaged with the cultural institutions that designate and mediate art, and the increasingly devolving experience of art, to its publics.
2013 in September, I presented the V&A Bicentenary at Utopography, and #floodplain was launched at the Royal Academy, Museum Futures was included in the Taipei Biennial, in April A Joy Forever was published and I also participated in One Person's Trash is Another Person's Treasure.
In January 2012 I was nominated for the Samsung Art+Prize with @SP_Arnolfini, in May, a year-long research project into the practices of radical art education and exhibition as an educational technology culminated in Prospectus.
February 2011, a year-long research project and exhibition Self Portrait: Arnolfini was launched, culminating in a beautiful publication, Museum Futures was included in the Global Contemporary at ZKM, and the Enthusiasts Archive in Ostalgia at the New Museum. May 2010 a two year research project with Critical Practice into publicness, culminated with PARADE in London. In April the timeline, part of the on-going Relational Machine research with Intermediae was installed in Madrid.
May-June 2009 Lapdogs was screened as part of the Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie exhibition at the Arnolfini in Bristol, and since February I have been working on a research project entitled ArchivalProcess with Intermediae in Madrid.
From 1995 - 2008 I mostly collaborated with Marysia Lewandowska
July - November 2008 Post production was a special programme curated from the Enthusiasts: archive for Manifesta 7, installed in the ex-Alumix factory in Bolzano, Italy. A year-long collaboration with Sotheby's, was cancelled.
Museum Futures: live recorded distributed is a project launched on the 6 June 2008, commissioned by Moderna Museet, Stockholm Sweden as part of their Jubilee celebrations. The Distributed component is a machinima record of the 2058 centenary interview with the Museum's executive Ayan Lindquist.
From September - October 2006 Generosity was part of Protections, at the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria. In collaboration with Eileen Simpson and Ben White Screen Tests DVD was given away free throughout the year. A year long research project Industrialtownfurturism: 100 years of Wolfsburg and Nowa Huta opened at the Kunstverein Wolfsburg - December 05 and closed in Nowa Huta, Cracow in November 06. Commissioned by the London Architecture Biennale, and in collaboration with architects 51% studios architecture, Social Cinema consisted of a series of temporary cinemas, each installed for one night only into London's existing urban fabric. The Enthusiasts Archive launched, an on-line extension of Enthusiasm.
In 2005 - 2006 an evolving film project Screen Tests 1-4 was shown as part of the British Art Show Six at the Baltic in Newcastle, and then Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol. Also during the year, Enthusiasm: films of Love Longing and Labour was installed at the Whitechapel Art Gallery London, Kunst Werke in Berlin and the Tapies Foundation Barcelona.
In June 2004 Enthusiasts an exhibition involving the remnants of Amateur Film Clubs from socialist Poland was first exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. And The Commons a distributed series of events contributed to the International section of the Liverpool Biennial.
In 2003, Reprise was presented as part of Independence at the South London Gallery
In 2002, Welcome was hosted by Galleria Zderzak Cracow, Poland, and the culmination of two years research Free Trade, was launched with the reopening of the Manchester Art Gallery with an exhibition installation, lecture program, series of guided walks and catalogue.
Modern Chairs 1918-1970-2000 was part of the Whitechapel Art Gallery Centenary Exhibition in March 2001. Capital a series of seminars, publication and gift was the inaugural project in the Contemporary Interventions series at Tate Modern, which involved the cooperation of the Bank of England Museum in May-September 2001. In June of the same year Trafficking was a contribution to Trade, a major exhibition at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur.
In May-June of 2000 Not Hansard: The common wealth was at the John Hansard Gallery, in Southampton. Work was included in Voila at the Musee d'Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris, and in October a long-term book project The Value of Things was published by August/Birkhauser. In December of the same year a series of events Documents marked the culmination of a year-long residency at the Design Council Archive at the University of Brighton. A Serpentine Gallery commission led to a sound installation entitled Use Value as part of Give and Take at the Victoria & Albert Museum London.
An exhibition and series of events Pour Les Curieux was at the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire in Geneva in1998. The previous year I took part in Interarchiv a project at the University of Luneburg, and Gesichter und Dinge at the Neu Gesellschaft fur Billdende Kunst in Berlin.
Browse was a guide available at the British Museum and Selfridges Department Store, was part of Collected an exhibition which took place in several museums, shops, and private houses across central London. I curated the exhibition in cooperation with The Photographers Gallery, London.
Contents:Tiensevest 31 is a cd rom catalogue of the extraordinary house which hosted Gallery Transit in Leuven Belgium in 1997. A slide-show version of Contents was included in Material Culture exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. The previous year Errata featured as part of Now/Here exhibition at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark.
The first collaboration between myself and Marysia Lewandowska resulted in the publication Lost Property published by Chance Books and Public Art Development Trust in 1996.