Approved: 16.08.2006

Ian Gonczarow

Artist, Curator, Teacher

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Approved: 16.08.2006

'Ian Gonczarow works in the traditional artworld genre of painting, yet he forces the paint into images of cultural and political dissent. The heraldic insignia of world power politics - the Stars and Stripes, heroic soviet statuary, all cack-handedly reproduced with meticulous care - are filtered through the blatant bad taste aesthetics of Manga comics and bucket shop kitsch...The paintwork is smeared

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Critical writing, Curating
  • Categories: Curatorial, Painting
  • Tags: Gonczarow, politics of painting, Gonczarow Moscow, Gonczarow ZONBI, ZONBI, Pre-production
 
 

Biography

'Ian Gonczarow works in the traditional artworld genre of painting, yet he forces the paint into images of cultural and political dissent. The heraldic insignia of world power politics - the Stars and Stripes, heroic soviet statuary, all cack-handedly reproduced with meticulous care - are filtered through the blatant bad taste aesthetics of Manga comics and bucket shop kitsch...The paintwork is smeared and slurred. In one image the trademark abstract expressionist drips head heavenward. There is an aura of manic hallucinatory glee in the defacement of establishment imagery'. Robert Clark

CV & Education

Qualifications and training:

2009 - MFA Art Practice, Goldsmiths, London 
1996 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne 

Solo exhibitions

2006 - ERA paintings, Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 
2001 - Past Continuous, Newcastle Playhouse and Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne 
2000 - Out of Sight, Newcastle Playhouse, Newcastle upon Tyne 

Group exhibitions

2013 - Post Post, Goldsmiths College, London
2013 - Pre-production, Occupy My Time Gallery, London
2013 - Shared Histories, The Albany, London
2013 - SATELIKE, Departure Foundation, London
2013 - Art13, with Jealous Gallery, Olympia, London
2013 - London Art Fair, with Jealous Gallery, London
2012 - Third Stone, Occupy My Time Gallery, Enclave London 
2012 - Through Tomorrows Eyes, Beep 2012 Wales Contemporary Painting Prize, Swansea 
2011 - Creekside Open 2011, APT Gallery, London
2011 - ING Discerning Eye, ICA London, London 
2011 - London Art Fair, Islington Design Centre, London 
2011 - Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
2011 - Translate/Transcribe, Central House of artists (Art Moscow), Moscow 
2010 - Chic Dessin Art Fair, 60 Rue de Richelieu, Paris 
2010 - Multiplied, Contemporary Editions Fair, Christies, London 
2010 - Police and Thieves, The Old Police Station, Deptford, London 
2010 - Say What What Way, Shop At 34, London 
2010 - The London Art Fair, Islington Design Centre, London 
2010 - Worcester Open, Worcester City Gallery, Worcester 
2009 - Drawing With Dolphins, Crimes Town Gallery, London 
2009 - Group/Grope, Area 10, London 
2009 - How To Manage When Everything Is A Priority, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art 
2009 - Jealous Graduate Print Prize, Jealous Gallery, London 
2009 - Painting Overview, Elysium Gallery, Swansea 
2009 - Politics and People, Gallery North, Newcastle 
2009 - Red Mansion Art Prize , The Slade Research Centre, London 
2009 - Salon Summer 09, Salon Gallery, London 
2009 - Transitions, Flacon, Moscow
2008 - Future 50, PSl, Leeds
2008 - It's your Round, Camberwell Arts Festival, The Bear, Camberwell
2006 - A Place Called Home, Reg Vardy Gallery Sunderland, Sunderland
2006 - New Trends in Painting, LCB Depot, Leicester
2004 - Thermo 04, The Lowry, Salford
2002 - The Dossier, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2000 - Boost, Mid-Pennine Gallery, Burnley
2000 - Out of Mind, Vane (Visual Arts North East), Newcastle upon Tyne 
1999 - October, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne

Degree shows

2009 - Goldsmiths MFA Show, Goldsmiths University of London 

Curated projects

2013 - Pre-production: An exploration of contemporary painting practice, Occupy My Time, London
2011 - Translate/Transcribe, Central House of artists (Art Moscow), Moscow

Artist talks

2011 - Art and Design Activity: Artistic motivation and the designers 'Brief'., Garage centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
2011 - Curatorial Presentation (Translate / Transcribe), Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and design, Moscow
2010 - Design Act Festival, Vinzavod, Moscow

Residencies 

2012 - Third Stone, Occupy My Time, London
2008 - Red Mansion Art Prize, Red Mansion Foundation, Beijing, China

Competitions, prizes and awards

2009 - Jealous Graduate Print Prize, Jealous Gallery, London
2009 - Wardens purchase prize, Goldsmiths College, London
2008 - Red Mansion Art Prize, Red Mansion Foundation, Beijing, China

Publications

2011 - Translate/Transcribe Catalogue Essay