Approved: 06.10.2010

David Foggo

Artist

Approved: 06.10.2010

My practice can be loosely divided into three categories: Sculpture/Installation, the Collection and Text Art, though it also incorporates other disciplines such as Collage, Photography and Performance. I would describe my work as conceptual but with a comedic sensibility. Language and wordplay are also key elements, as well as humour also (comic theory is especially relevant). A lot of what I do could

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  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, North East
  • Categories: Installation, Intervention, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Text
  • Tags: sculpture, text artist, installation, wordplay, puns, finder, collector, rearranger
 

Biography

My practice can be loosely divided into three categories: Sculpture/Installation, the Collection and Text Art, though it also incorporates other disciplines such as Collage, Photography and Performance. I would describe my work as conceptual but with a comedic sensibility. Language and wordplay are also key elements, as well as humour also (comic theory is especially relevant). A lot of what I do could be seen as poetic responses surrounding the pun, where a jokey element is elaborated on and articulated both subtly and succinctly into something more substantial. I also stretch affinities connected with an object, thus allowing for a new take on the already familiar, but delivered, crucially, in a deadpan manner. A simplification of my enquiry could be as that of a finder/collector then rearranger. Where elements, either individual or accumulated, are gathered and stored until these 'things' become persuasive. Finally, I would prefer my practice to be placed at the comic-fringe rather than at the cutting- edge.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2011 - Finder Keeper, Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool 2009 - Nuts In March, Hanging Wall, Harkers Building, Byker 2009 - Outcomes, Open Council HQ, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2009 - Wordplays, Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2008 - The Forest of Signs, Old Eldon Square , Newcastle Upon Tyne 2000 - Old, New, Borrowed and Who (VANE Arts festival), Hangar 51, Ouseburn Group exhibitions 2012 - Arthouses, Various domestic locations, Whitley Bay 2011 - Bath Fringe Festival, Officers Club, Bath 2011 - Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, Deptford, London 2010 - Wolf and Badger's Christmas Advent Window Display, Wolf and Badger Department Store, Notting Hill 2009 - Flash Company, Cecil Sharp House, London 2008 - Breadline, Hanging Wall, Harkers Building, Byker 2008 - New Blood, Saltburn Art Gallery, Saltburn 2007 - Paint It Black, Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2007 - Trying to tie a shoelace in a revolving door, Long Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2006 - The Height of Ambition, Long Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2006 - The Sweet-trolley's been around the table at the Last Supper and now they're doing the dishes, Tic Space, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2005 - Service Not Included, ADi Art Gallery, London 2002 - W01, Biddick Arts Centre, Washington 1999 - October (VANE Arts Festival), Old Coroners Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne Degree shows 2007 - Last of the Summer's Fine Art. MFA Show., Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University 1999 - Fine Art BA Hons Degree Show 1999, Squires Annexe, Northumbria University Live/Performance 2013 - Groundhog Days, Star and Shadow, Newcastle upon Tyne 2011 - Sit-Down, 25 Stratford Grove, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2010 - Flavour, Star and Shadow, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2010 - Laughter Lines, 25, Stratford Grove, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2009 - Desktop (Wunderbar Festival), Star and Shadow, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2008 - Galata Perform, Galata Performance Space, Instanbul, Turkey Residencies 2008 - Open Council Residency, Open Council HQ, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2007 - In the Middle of Nowhere, Summer house/lake, Bracke, Sweden Projects 2010 - Groundhog Day and the Half Murraython, Culture Lab, Newcastle Upon Tyne Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - AHRC Bursary, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2000 - Northern Arts Study and Stay Award, Northern Arts, North East of England 1999 - Ceramic Fellowship, Squires Building, Northumbria University Publications 2010 - Art and Scenery (Dutch art monthly magazine)