Approved: 16.08.2006

Tim Davies

Artist

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Approved: 16.08.2006

I've always been interested in working with a range of media to develop work using the most appropriate material. This is why it may appear a mixed bag. For instance, recent exhibitions have used projections in one space, museum cabinets in another, found and reconstructed elements on a wall in another space, and so on. I like the idea of mixing things up, where you can play with the senses and encourage

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  • Location: Swansea, Wales
  • Categories: Film & Video, Installation, Intervention, Performance, Photography
 

Biography

I've always been interested in working with a range of media to develop work using the most appropriate material. This is why it may appear a mixed bag. For instance, recent exhibitions have used projections in one space, museum cabinets in another, found and reconstructed elements on a wall in another space, and so on. I like the idea of mixing things up, where you can play with the senses and encourage the audience to go from one set of experiences and readings to another. A political sensibility, together with an awareness of where and how work is situated, whether for gallery or non-gallery pieces, are at the core of my practice. It's a case of context and flexibility. Collections Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff Contemporary Art Society of Wales Harris Museum, Preston Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno Poustinia Earth Art Park, Belize

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

2014 - Within Norwich University of the Arts Gallery

2013 - Drift National Museum, Cardiff 

2012 - In and Amongst Fold Gallery, London

2011 - Tim Davies, Wales at Venice Venice Biennale, Venice

2010 - Between a rock and a hard place Mostyn, Llandudno

2010 - Seeriad/Series Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia

2010 - Year to Heaven Chapter, Cardiff

2009 - Between a rock and a hard place Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea

2009 - Kilkenny Shift The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2008 - Figures in a Landscape V22Ashwin Street Gallery, London

2006 - Cadet and other works Harris Museum, Preston; Collins Gallery, Glasgow; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, touring exhibition

2004 - Still Life City Gallery, Leicester

2003 - Process Wrexham Arts Centre and Oriel Davies, Newtown, touring exhibition

2002 - Drummer Boy National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff

1997 - Capel Celyn Spacex, Exeter

1997 - Continuum Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea

1996 - Gwaith/Work I Wrexham Library Arts Centre

1996 - Gwaith/Work II Oriel 31, Newtown, Wales

1996 - Solfach Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

1994 - Burnt Wall Mission Gallery, Swansea

Group exhibitions

2014 - The Postcard is a Public Work of Art X Marks the Bökship, London

2013 - Let's see what happens... Glynn Vivian off-site, Swansea

2012 - A Focus For Memory The Collection & Usher Gallery, Lincoln

2012 - CARIBBEAN Crossroads of the world El Museo del Barrio, New York City, USA

2012 - Harlech Biennale X, ICAW, Harlech

2012 - The Artists' Postcard Show Spike Island, Bristol

2012 - Welsh Landscapes The Lightbox, Woking

2010 - The Changing Landscape Oriel y Parc, St David's, Pembrokeshire

2009 - A Picture of You? Identity in Contemporary British Art The Graves Gallery, Sheffield

2009 - The Light Across the Street W A L L, London

2008 - @earthlink.org Cazenovia Gallery, New York

2008 - The Wharf Road Project Wenlock Building, London

2007 - Elixir Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester

2007 - Visions in the Nunnery The Nunnery Gallery, London

2006 - May you live in interesting times Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

2005 - Ceremony Pump House Gallery, London

2005 - Flourish Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

2005 - Over and Over Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

2005 - strata Kells Priory and Strata Florida Abbey, Kilkenny, Ireland and Ceredigion, Wales

2004 - Artes Mundi National Museum & Gallery of Wales, Cardiff

2004 - Horizons Haage Kunstkring, The Hague, Netherlands

2003 - Elsewhere Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea

2003 - Explorations National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton

2003 - Resist Crescent Art Gallery, Scarborough

2002 - Harlech Biennale Harlech

2002 - Made in Belize London, Swansea and Sveio, Norway

2001 - Contemporary Art in Belize Olimpio Gallery, Merida, Mexico

2000 - Afon/River Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

1999 - 2nd Biennale Belize Earth Park Project, Belize

1999 - Alice Maher/Tim Davies Triskell Gallery, Cork and Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

1999 - Chora Underwood Gallery London

1998 - Alice Maher/Tim Davies Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno; City Art Gallery, Edinburgh

1998 - Clean Slate Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1996 - Site-ations Artists Project, Cardiff

1996 - Transformations Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland

1995 - Standpoints Wrexham Arts Centre

1994 - Kunstikontakt Tallin, Estonia

1993 - Artspace Warehouse Artists Studio, Norwich

1993 - East International Norwich Gallery

1992 - Sea Gorse and Phantoms Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury

1991 - Arc Nene College, Northampton

1990 - Mythologies St Gregory's Art Centre, Norwich

Projects

2008 - Ground:, Site-responsive project, founder and curator, to present

2000 - Locws International, co-founder and curator (until 2007), Swansea

Competitions, prizes and awards

2008 - Major Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, Wales

2005 - Wakelin Award

2004 - Shortlisted for international Artes Mundi prize, National Museum & Gallery of Wales, Cardiff

2003 - Fine Art Gold Medal Winner, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Meifod

1998 - Winner, Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

Qualifications and training

1991 - MA, Art and Architecture, University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury

1990 - BA Hons, Fine Art, Norwich School of Art

1987 - Fine Art Foundation, Ravensbourne College of Art