Approved: 03.08.2011

Ewan Robertson

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 03.08.2011

Sculptural practice and thought allows a very real exploration of the physical world. All its aspects fascinate me. My work is fuelled by diverse sources and open patterns of thought. Current work explores extremes of visibility, experience, material nature, location and situation.
Time's relationship with matter is a recurrent interest and has been explored recently through film loops, re-questioning

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Activities: Lecturing, Practice-based research, Technical installation, Film-making, Photographic documentation, Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Film & Video, Installation, Sculpture
  • Tags: sculpture, installation, object, film, image, photography, drawing, site, iron, collaboration
 

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    Biography

    Sculptural practice and thought allows a very real exploration of the physical world. All its aspects fascinate me. My work is fuelled by diverse sources and open patterns of thought. Current work explores extremes of visibility, experience, material nature, location and situation. Time's relationship with matter is a recurrent interest and has been explored recently through film loops, re-questioning a given material or object's physical state, longevity, use and nature. These aspects of the material realm were also the starting point for Ironfield (developed in collaboration with Gordon Munro). Showing this year's Cloud Dialogue in multiple configurations is the initial part of this ongoing project. Exploration and intuitive thought can unveil unique knowledge for the artist. The world is beautifully complex, diverse and effectively endless. Through working, I hope to move closer to seeing or experiencing something of that which is normally hidden in its fabric. Locations on the periphery remain the most interesting.

    CV & Education

    Group exhibitions

    2015 - Curious Artefacts, The ArtWall, 26 Sofokleous Street, Athens

    2014 - Reclaimed - The Second Life of Sculpture, The Briggait, Glasgow International

    2014 - New Knowledge, Effectively Shared, Edinburgh College of Art Research Exhibition, University of Edinburgh

    2013 - The Model, Works, artefacts, objects related to archival models from University of Edinburgh collections, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

    2013 - In-PerspeXtive - small boxed works, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh www.inperspextive.co.uk

    2013 - Paper Planes – works on paper by 16 artists curated by Andrew Mackenzie, Stow Festival, Stow www.soundout.org.uk

    2013 - Midnight Macedonia, as part of Lyndsay Mann's digital short film programme of Agent RIA channel artists, Careof DOCVA, Milan, Italy

    2012 - Ruhr Dich, Small cast works, WestCAP Cologne - Offen Ateliers Cologne, Germany

    2011 - Cloud Dialogue at 185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    2011 - Dialog - Skulpturale Positionen, Haus Hohenbusch, Erkelenz, Germany

    2011 - Material Rites, Inspace, University of Edinburgh

    2011 - Material Rites, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

    2010 - Roche Lobe Variables II (2 Person with Karen Kirkwood), Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

    2008 - Lyndsay Mann Ewan Robertson, ESW Dialogues show (2 Person), Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

    2007 - Roche Lobe Variables (2 Person with Karen Kirkwood), Park Gallery, Falkirk

    2007 - Survey - 20th Anniversary ESW Exhibition (Virus), Royal Society Academy, Edinburgh

    2006 - Kunsttransfer (Virus), Heinsberg Kunstverein, Heinsberg, Germany

    2004 - 25 Non-Standard Deviations (Virus drawings), Soap Factory, Miniapolis, USA

    2002 - 4th Intl Cast Iron Conference and Exhibition, Johnston Atelier, Trenton, NJ, USA

    2002 - Gooseflesh III (Kana Nahk 2002) (Virus), Haapsalu Cultural Centre, Estonia

    2001 - Gooseflesh II (Kana Nahk 2001) (Virus), Rakvere Museum, Estonia

    2000 - 'Undee (2 person show with Keith Farquhar), Generator Projects, Dundee

    2000 - View Assistance Boswil, IAAB Boswil, Switzerland

    1999 - Locale (Virus), City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

    1999 - Opening Exhibition, Frontstore, Basel, Switzerland

    1999 - The Field, Os Klaster, Bechyne, Czech Republic

    1997 - 3rd International Chrome-Steel Symposium, rozsavolgyi cultural centre, Budapest

    1997 - Frontiers Invisible (Virus), Montpellier, France

    1994 - Aerial Projects, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh

    Curated projects

    2005 - Dead Dog - Site and Event-specific Symposium for Scottish and Estonian artists (Virus), Various locations, Edinburgh

    Intervention

    2004 - Untitled performance (Virus), Medicine Lake, Wisconsin, USA

    2003 - Groundwork (Virus), Kadriorg, Tallin, Estonia

    Residencies

    2000 - ECA Studio Residency (Virus), IAAB Studio Basel, Switzerland

    1999 - ECA Studio Residency, IAAB Riehen Studio, Basel, Switzerland

    Publications

    2004 - The Way We Work, United Networks Mobile Archive (Virus)

    2000 - Vermittlung (Artist Book - Virus)

    1999 - A Guide to Group Activity (Artist Book - Virus)