Approved: 12.06.2011

Eugene Macki

Artist, Maker

Approved: 12.06.2011

My practice is an attempt to understand the difference between things. Between being and becoming. Between substance and matter. Between shape, form and colour. The character and ‘object-ness’ is extremely important to me. I like the subtle irony between a medium and its ability to reveal or disclose information. 

Read more ...

 

Biography

My practice is an attempt to understand the difference between things. Between being and becoming. Between substance and matter. Between shape, form and colour. The character and ‘object-ness’ is extremely important to me. I like the subtle irony between a medium and its ability to reveal or disclose information. 

(b. 1988) lives and works in East London. Studied at Chelsea College of Arts, London (MA Fine Art, 2010 - 2011) and at Sheffield Hallam University (BFA, 2007 - 2010). Received a fellowship from Atelier Austmarka, Norway (2015). Participated in a residency at the Muse Gallery, Notting Hill, London (2014), and the Crypt Gallery, Euston, London (2014). Recipient of the Departure Foundation: Studio Bursary, London (2011 - 2013). Commissioned by Sheffield Hallam University (2010). Recent exhibitions include: Among Others at the Stone Space, London (2016), Encounter in Norway (2015 - 2016), Soho Sculpture Prize, Morgan Lovell, London (2014), The London Group Centenary Exhibition (2013) and The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show, London (2012).  

Co-founder of Void Art Gallery: www.voidartgallery.org and Positioning Sculpture. The main focus of VAG is to explore the range of possibilities that have stretched the term sculpture. Positioning Sculpture occupies a more experimental and playful approach to how we make and think about sculpture and materials. 

 

 

 

 

CV & Education

Education

2010 /11 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK

2007 /10 BA Contemporary Fine Art and Philosophy, First Class. Sheffield Hallam University, UK

2005 /07 Foundation Studies, Art and Design, Hackney Community College, London, UK

Residencies [AIR]

2015 Atelier Austmarka, Norway [April - May]
2014 The Muse Gallery, London, UK [January - September]
2014 The Crypt Gallery, London, UK [July - Nine days]

Selected Solo Exhibition

2016 Among Others: The Stone Space Gallery, London 

2015-16 Encounter: Atelier Austmarka, Norway 

2014 Reification: End of Residency Exhibition. The Muse Gallery, London, UK

2014 Between Two Lines: End of Residency Exhibition. The Crypt Gallery, London, UK 

2012 Part Five, Chapter-Three: The Departure Foundation. Leeds, UK

2012 The Struggle Continues: Birmingham Project Space, West Midland, UK

2011 Ami Kanki & Eugene Macki, Curated by Chloé Hipeau: Hopkins Parade Ground, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibition

2014 Soho Sculpture Prize: Morgan Lovell, London, UK

2014 Artworks Open: Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, UK [Catalogue]

2014 Artists in Residence: The Muse Gallery, London, UK

2013 Hot One Hundred: Schwartz Gallery, London, UK

2013 Centenary: The London Group, The Cello Factory, London, UK [Catalogue]

2013 Young Artists: The Station, Bristol, South West England

2013 Bocs Agored/Open, Bocs: Caernarfon, Wales

2013 Open Cueb, Annual Exhibition: Cueb Gallery, London, UK [Catalogue]

2013 Summer Salon: Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

2012 Royal Academy of Arts: Summer Exhibition. London, UK

2012 Microcosm: Leeds Valley Park, West Yorkshire, UK

2012 Boeing Way to Gas Street: The Departure Foundation Project Space, Birmingham, UK

2012 The Great Banana Crisis: The Art Lounge, New Mills, Derbyshire, UK

Awards & Scholarships

2015 Scholarship: Atelier Austmarka, Norway

2011-13 Full Studio Bursary: The Departure Foundation, London, UK

Shortlisted

2014 Soho Sculpture Prize: Morgan Lovell, London, UK 

2013 White Cube, Open Cube: Mason Yard, London, UK

2012 Red Mansion Art Prize: China and London, UK

2012 The Royal Standard Residency: Liverpool, UK

2011 Gilbert de Botton Art Prize: London, UK

Collection

2015 Out-door sculptures [5]: Atelier Austmarka, Norway

2010 Site specific sculpture, titled: Inside-Out. Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Commission

2010 Installation, titled: Everyday Auction. Sheffield Hallam University, UK