Approved: 17.03.2008

MAT CHIVERS

Artist

Archived
Approved: 17.03.2008

The work of British visual artist Mat Chivers looks at how the fundamental phenomena that exist below the surface of things inform the way we experience the world around us. The process of making draws on combinations of analogue and digital technologies in works that embody a hybridisation of old-world subjects and techniques with contemporary envisioning processes. His practice focuses at the location between data capture and its consequent interpretation in order to explore the ambiguous nature of perception 

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  • Location: Devon / London, South West
 

Artist Statement

The work of British visual artist Mat Chivers looks at how the fundamental phenomena that exist below the surface of things inform the way we experience the world around us. The process of making draws on combinations of analogue and digital technologies in works that embody a hybridisation of old-world subjects and techniques with contemporary envisioning processes. His practice focuses at the location between data capture and its consequent interpretation in order to explore the ambiguous nature of perception 

Mat Chivers has works in private and public collections nationally and internationally including a recent commission for Oxford University Mathematical Institute

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Altered States’ at Hallmark House, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‘Satyr’, VeniceArtFactory, Italy; ’Between Day and Night and Night and the Day’ at Kappatos Gallery, Athens; ’Syzygy’ at Millennium, St Ives and ‘Fascination’ at Maddox Arts, London. Group exhibitions include ‘Glasstress: White Light/White Heat’ at Pallazzo Cavalli Franchetti for the 55th Venice Biennale and The Wallace Collection, London; ‘The Knowledge’ at The Gervasuti Foundation for the 54th Venice Biennale; ‘Material Matters: The Power of the Medium’ at The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London and ‘Eleventh Plateau’ at the Athens Biennial and The Historical Archives Museum, Hydra

CV & Education

Born Bristol, UK

Fine Art, Sculpture, The Nottingham Trent University

ERASMUS cultural exchange placement, Escuela Des Belles Artes Barcelona, Spain

 

COMMISSIONS / COLLECTIONS

 

Association Vents des Forets, France

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Berengo Collection, Italy

Bournemouth & Poole Museum

Bristol City Council 

Chagford Arts Festival

Countryside Agency

Crisis UK    

Dartmoor National Park

Devon Guild 

Doorstep Green

ExLab/Big Picture

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Mochary Collection, USA                  

NHS Primary Healthcare Trust

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Oxford University Mathematical Institute

Soho House Group

STRAW project 

Thelma Hulbert Gallery

The Met Office

West Devon Borough Council

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015                                                                                                                                         

‘Altered States’, Hallmark House, Johannesburg, South Africa

‘Satyr’, VeniceArtFactory, Venice, Itlay

2013    

‘Between Day and Night and Night and the Day’, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece

‘Root’, PublicScapes performance, Monastiraki Square, Athens, Greece

‘Root’, Martyrs Square, Beirut, Lebanon

’Syzygy’, Millennium, St Ives

2012    

‘Sculpture & Drawings, The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton (public institution)

2011    

‘Fascination’, Maddox Arts, London

‘States of Flux’, Bridport Arts Centre (public institution)

2007    

‘Sculpture + Drawings’, Study Gallery of Modern Art, Bournemouth (public institution)

2002    

‘Incunabula’, Buckland Abbey (public institution)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016     

‘Babel : Curated Space’ Outsider Art Fair, New York, USA

‘Force Of Nature’, Galerie Valerie Bach, Brussels, Belgium

2015      

‘Art 15’ London

‘Winter Exhibition’, Anima Mundi, St Ives

2014      

'Out Of Our Heads', Shoreditch Town Hall, London

'The CRISIS Commission', Bermondsey project & The Strand Gallery, London                                

‘Art 14’, London

'Highly Recommended : Emerging Sculptors', Frederik Meijer Sculpture Center, Michigan, USA

‘Blocks’, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus

2013      

‘Glasstress: White Light/White Heat‘, Pallazo Cavalli Franchetti, 55th Venice Biennale of                 International Art, Italy

‘Meridian’, Tryon St, London

‘Glasstress: White Light/White Heat’, The Wallace Collection & The London College of                    Fashion, London                

‘Collective’, House of St Barnabas, London

‘Art Athina’ art fair, Athens, Greece

‘New British’, Lloyds Club, London

‘Momento Mori’, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, London

‘Limbo: A Blueprint for the first Cornish Biennial’, Truro

‘Art 13’, London

‘Elements’, ArtEco, London

‘London Art Fair’, London

‘Winter’, Millenium, St Ives

2012        

‘Material Matters: The Power of the Medium’, East Wing X, The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London

‘Exploratory Laboratory: Art, Science & the Coast’, AUCB Arts University College Bournemouth 

‘Overlay’, Bournemouth Natural Science Society & National Trust Estate, Dorset, (public institution)

‘Neoreplicants’, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (public institution)

‘Art, Science & The Coast’, Bridport Arts Centre (public institution) 

‘Winter’, Millenium, St Ives

2011        

‘The Knowledge’, Gervasuti Foundation, 54th Venice Biennale of International Art, Italy

‘Eleventh Plateau’, Historical Archives Museum, Hydra, Greece (public institution) 

‘Biliteral’, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, London

‘Eleventh Plateau 2’, Archeological Society, Athens Biennial, Greece (public institution)

‘Before The Crash’, multiple venues, Exeter, Rome, Paris

2010        

‘Holding Time’, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Indian Institute for Arts and Culture, London (public institution)

‘Ex-Lab, Bridport Arts Centre (public institution)

2009        

‘Secret, RCA, London

‘ECO 2009’, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (public institution)

‘Perspectives on a Modernist Legacy, Woburn Abbey

[email protected]: Stone’, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

‘Vanitas Triptych’, St Michael Archangel, Chagford

2008        

‘2D to 3D: Drawings Towards Sculpture’, Bournemouth University

‘Visual’, Beachcroft Space, Bristol

‘On-Form’, Asthall Manor, Oxford

2007                 

‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2006        

‘ArtLondon’, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London           

‘Re-View: Territories Inspire Art’, Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole (public institution)

‘Forest Dreaming, Part 3’, CCANW, Exeter (public institution)

‘Mark’, Dartington College of Arts Gallery

2005     

‘Elemental Insight’, Canterbury Royal Museum, Derby Museum (public institution)

2004    

‘Elemental Insight’, BBC Media Centre, London, Bridport Arts Centre, Burton Art Gallery (public institution)

‘Jurrasic’, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton (public institution)

2002                   

‘Vents des Forets’, Lahaymieux, France

 

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

 

2014        

'NIROX residency', Johannesburg, South Africa

2013        

'Oxford University Mathematical Institute residency', Oxford, UK

‘Art Professionals in Athens residency', Athens, Greece

2009        

‘Outbreath’, collaboration with research scientists, Bristol University 

ECO 2009, PROOF/New Art Examiner Editorial Award 

2005        

Arts Council England Grant 

Devon ArtsCulture Award

2003        

Arts Council England Grant

2002        

‘Shelter’, site-specific collaboration, various locations, France