Approved: 02.02.2015

Bruce Asbestos

Artist

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Approved: 02.02.2015

Bruce Asbestos creates enthusiastic, thoughtful, and entertaining artwork through different media and disciplines. The works are made through collaboration, digital media experimentation, and social media combined with the conventions of popular culture, marketing and small scale production. His position is increasingly in the public domain with an active online presence at the core of the practice; his YouTube channel is home to his online TV show ‘The Social Media Takeaway’, it uses the quick fix, low-brow, throw-away nature of YouTube as site to produce pop and performative artwork.

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    Bruce Asbestos creates enthusiastic, thoughtful, and entertaining artwork through different media and disciplines. The works are made through collaboration, digital media experimentation, and social media combined with the conventions of popular culture, marketing and small scale production. His position is increasingly in the public domain with an active online presence at the core of the practice; his YouTube channel is home to his online TV show ‘The Social Media Takeaway’, it uses the quick fix, low-brow, throw-away nature of YouTube as site to produce pop and performative artwork.

     

    CV & Education

    Bruce Asbestos, Brighton  (1982)

    2014

    Bruce Asbestos A/B Testing – Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London

    A Union of Voices – Horatio Junior, London

    Sailor King, The King William IV, Nottingham

    Tiny Canvas Friday – (www.facebook.com/b.asbestos)

    Social Media Takeaway Series Two – (www.youtube.com/bruceasbestos)

    Is There Wifi? Punk & Sheep, London

    Mexico Members Exhibition  www.m-e-x-i-c-o.co.uk

    1000 YouTube Videos Uploaded on one day (www.youtube.com/bruceasbestos)

    OTS/BLK, New College, Nottingham / Bergen

    Wysing Art Centre 25 Years, Publication

    2013

    Social Media Takeaway Series One – 13 Episodes (www.youtube.com/bruceasbestos)

    Facebook Chat Oracle, Online (https://www.facebook.com/events/326217460838532/)

    Out of this World, Syson Gallery, Nottingham

    As Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Nottingham Contemporary

    Embassy Annuale, Telfer Gallery, Edinburgh

    Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh

    Two Queens, Leicester

    2012

    Reactor’s Function 6, Primary, Nottingham

    Circle of Transcendence , Derby Museum and Gallery, Derby

    Nottingham Trent MA Degree Show, Nottingham

    Circle of Transcendence, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

    Open Ended Ending, Death Trap, Reactor Towers, Nottingham

    Bruce Asbestos and John Harris, OTS Nottingham

    Hatclub, Blackout Blitz, NYE, OTS, Nottingham

    2011

    An action, event or other thing that occurs or happens again, Nottingham

    Quick Fox Jumps Over – EMVAN, Primary, Nottingham

    The Barman in Reactor’s Green Man and Regular Fellows, Nottingham

    Rhizomatic – Departure Gallery, London

    Biocity Design Commission, Nottingham

    Agitprop! Project Space 11, Plymouth

    YH485’s print output for Outpost’s Summer Fayre, Norwich

    E-Flux cover design selected by Aaron Juneau for Nottingham Contemporary, Art Basel

    Hatclub, Wonky Forest, OTS, Nottingham

    Hatclub, Wonky Forest, Kunst en Complex, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Residency organised by Neils Post / Kunst en Complex, Rotterdam

    2010

    Sideshow, Black Swan 1# Gameshow, Tether, Nottingham

    Sideshow, Black Swan 2# Gameshow, Tether, Nottingham

    Sideshow, Black Swan 3# Gameshow, Tether, Nottingham

    Cloudhead Bus, YH485, Various locations

    Big Lizard’s Big Idea, Reactor, Frankfurt, Germany

    2009

    Big Lizard’s Big Idea, Reactor, Newcastle

    Curated Exhibitions

    See http://www.tradegallery.org

    Grants and Awards

    2013           Funding from Arts Council England

    2012           Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne (Scholarship)

    2012           MA Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, AHRC funded

    2002          Arts Policy and Management : Musashino University (Musabi), Tokyo (Scholarship)

    Articles and Reviews

    2014

    Vice – The Creators Project http://bit.ly/1beqst2

    2013

    Bruce Asbestos: On Painting, Programming and Minor Internet Celebrity

    http://www.nottinghamvisualarts.net/articles/201311/interview-bruce-asbestos

    2011

    Tribute to a pioneer, Nottingham Evening Post September 8th

    2012

    MA, Distinction, Nottingham Trent University

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne (Scholarship)

    2004

    Hive, Nottingham Trent University Business School

     Art BA Hons : Nottingham Trent University

    2002

    Arts Policy and Management : Musashino University (Musabi), Tokyo (Scholarship)

    1999

    Brighton College of Technology