Steve Bishop Biography Artist’s website Selected press
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Wood, stickers, pencil, photo in frame, duct tape, 197 x 19 x 2 cm
R (detail)
Wood, stickers, pencil, photo in frame, duct tape, 197 x 19 x 2 cm
Hanns
2014, Wood, stickers, pencil, photo in frame, 87 x 18 x 2 cm
It’s Easier To Love Your Song Than It Is To Love You
2014, Installation view, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
Sleep Image
2014, Table and chairs, non woven fabric, 91 x 250 x 140 cm
Left: I’m No Good With Faces
2014, Bitumen on polythene, taped to melamine faced chipboard, 166 x 101 cm
Right: I’m No Good With Faces
2014, Bitumen on polythene, slide film in plastic wallet, taped to melamine faced chipboard, 166 x 101 cm
Left: I’m No Good With Faces
2014, Bitumen on polythene, slide film in plastic wallet, taped to melamine faced chipboard, 166 x 101 cm
Right: I Opened My Mouth / Zz (with Francesca Henry-Pierre)
2014, A4 printouts, cardboard boxes, strapping, shrink film, 4” x 5” photographs
I Opened My Mouth / Zz (with Francesca Henry-Pierre) (detail)
2014, A4 printouts, cardboard boxes, strapping, shrink film, 4” x 5” photographs
I Opened My Mouth / Zz (with Francesca Henry-Pierre) (detail)
2014, A4 printouts, cardboard boxes, strapping, shrink film, 4” x 5” photographs
I Opened My Mouth / Zz (with Francesca Henry-Pierre) (detail)
2014, A4 printouts, cardboard boxes, strapping, shrink film, 4” x 5” photographs
On The Crest Of A Slump (detail)
2013, Shirt, metal alloy, 80 x 20 x 15 cm
On The Crest Of A Slump
2013, Shirt, metal alloy, 80 x 20 x 15 cm
Bin Juice IV
2013, Bitumen on photograph in cellophane bag, 12 x 17 cm
To Clear The Bush Of Your Garden (with Richard Sides)
2013, Installation view, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow
Jeffrey (with Richard Sides)
2013, Mixed media, 240 x 140 x 40 cm
To Clear The Bush Of Your Garden (with Richard Sides)
2013, 14 min video
Bin Juice I
2013, Bitumen on photograph in cellophane bag, 12 x 17 cm
Bin Juice I (detail)
2013, Bitumen on photograph in cellophane bag, 12 x 17 cm
Focus IV
2013, C-print in frame, 110 x 140 cm
Focus III
2013, C-print in frame, 110 x 140 cm
2013, Installation view, Frame, Frieze New York
2013, Installation view, Frame, Frieze New York
To a Stranger
2013, SLS nylon, 12 x 32 x 23 cm
An Escalator Can Never Break, It Can Only Become Stairs
2013, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
An Escalator Can Never Break, It Can Only Become Stairs
2013, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London

When the Lights Go Out You Keep Moving
2013, Single screen projection and radio receiving audio channel, 2’ 11”
An Escalator Can Never Break, It Can Only Become Stairs
2013, Acrylic, motor, MDF, 125 x 200 x 90 cm
An Escalator Can Never Break, It Can Only Become Stairs
(detail), 2013, Acrylic, motor, MDF, 125 x 200 x 90 cm
If Everything has a Place then Place too has a Place VI
2012, Removed drywall, 205 x 118cm
A Working Title
2012, Installation view, Galerie Koal, Berlin
16:9 IV
2012, LCD screens, 1:53 video loop & 1:01 video loop on DVD players, cables, drywall, 56 x 200 x 73cm
Left: Synapse
2012, MP3 ring tone on mobile phone, 5 x 11 x 1cm
Right: If Everything has a Place then Place too has a Place VII
2012, Removed drywall 133 x 45cm
Buildings are Heavy
2012, Installation view, Supplement, London
Read / Write
2012, Portland stone, thermo-hygrograph, glass bowl, Cif 'Ocean' floor cleaner, 78 x 44 x 20 cm
If Everything has a Place then Place too has a Place IV
2012, Wooden frame, window insulation film, 197 x 81 x 5 cm
If Everything has a Place then Place too has a Place II
2012, Unclad wall, window insulation film, limited edition 60th anniversary Bic pen, coins, fortune. Installation dimensions: 252 x 303 x 6 cm
Composition for a DVD Player
2012, Single channel projection. Continuous, outside of gallery opening hours
As If You Could Only Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity III
2011, mercury and printed T-shirt in frame, 20 x 19 cm
As If You Could Only Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity I
2011, mercury and printed T-shirt in frame, 20 x 19 cm
Φ II
2011, Listerine 'Clean Mint', stainless steel, 181 x 112 x 2 cm
Biography

Steve Bishop (b. 1983, Toronto)
Lives and works in London

MA, Royal College of Art
BA, Kingston University


Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2014
Carlos/Ishikawa, London (forthcoming)
It's Easier to Love Your Song Than It Is To Love You, Supportico Lopez, Berlin

2013
To Clear The Bush Of Your Garden (with Richard Sides), David Dale Gallery, Glasgow
Frame, Frieze Art Fair, New York
An Escalator Can Never Break, It Can Only Become Stairs, Carlos/Ishikawa, London

2012
A Working Title, Koal, Berlin
Buildings are Heavy, Supplement, London
On Your Own Again, Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld

2011
The Myth of Fingerprints, Koal, Berlin

2010
><><, Gallery Vela, London
Sheer Fatigue, Christopher Crescent, London

2009
Instant Distance / Distant Instance, Outpost, Norwich
Some Thing to Believe in, Pianissimo, Milan

2008
Simply Read, Supplement, London


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Truth and Consequences, Geneva (forthcoming)
James Fuentes, New York (forthcoming)
Enigma, Minibar, Stockholm (forthcoming)
Fight (with Renaud Jerez), Center, Berlin
Pre-Pop to Post-Human (curated by Isobel Harbison), Hayward Touring, UK

2013
From Morn Till Midnight, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
Febreze, Kinman, London
Every bird brings a different melody to the garden (curated by Amy Botfield and Rob Dowling), No Format, London

2012
Painting Without Paint, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
Remainder (curated by Alex Ross), Hilary Crisp, London
Changing States of Matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan
The Mind and the Mood, (curated by Samuel Gross), Koal, Berlin
Technicolour Yawn (curated by Nadim Samman), Import Projects, Berlin & Karst Projects, Plymouth
The Cuckoo's Underbelly (curated by David Risley), Bendixen, Copenhagen

2011
Performance Anxiety (curated by Nicolas Djandji), Stadium, New York
Young London, V22, London
Steve Bishop & Dan Shaw-Town, Christopher Crescent, London
Off Site, Rod Barton, London
Common Room (curated by Christopher Crescent), Pianissimo, Milan
Stuart Bailes, Steve Bishop, Jost Münster, Margini Arte Contemporanea, Massa
Studio Artists Group Show, Woodmill, London

2010
Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection, London
Converse / Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2010, Stephen Friedman, London
Newspeak: British Art Now Part II, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Point of Address: Members' Show 2010, Outpost, Norwich
New Panorama, Pianissimo, Milan
Grammar See (curated by Jessica Watts), Rod Barton, London
Something Left Undone, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva
There is no solution because there is no problem, Art Sheffield Fringe, Sheffield
The Devil's Necktie, Woodmill, London

2009
Ventriloquist, Timothy Taylor, London
Removed from the Eyes of Strangers, Galeri Andersson / Sandstrøm, Umeä
Grey Matter, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

2008
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008, A-Foundation, Liverpool, Rochelle School, London
V22 Presents: The Wharf Road Project (with Supplement), London
The Culture Clash, Working Rooms, London

2007
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007, New Art Gallery, Walsall, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Rochelle School, London

Projects

2013: You Don't Miss Your Water 'Till Your Well Runs Dry, 6 page project for Misery Connoisseur Issue #2
2013: Focus II, publication produced with Fondazione MACC, Sardinia
2009 - 2012 (ongoing): Publishes the biannual paper Mono

Awards / Misc

2013: Residency - Fondazione MACC, Sardinia
2012: Residency - Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, DE
2011: Funding for Mono publishing project - The Elephant Trust
2011: Travel grant - Reuben Mackintosh
2010: Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award - exhibiting finalist
2007: Research & travel grant - Villiers David Trust

Selected Bibliography

2013
Kaleidoscope, Karen Archey, "Post Materiality", Summer Issue #18, p. 36 & 41
Artforum, Gilda Williams, "An Escalator Can Never Break", Apr, p.269-70 (review)
Modern Painters, Rob Sharp, "An Escalator Can Never Break", May, p.105 (review)
Art Monthly, Chris Fite-Wassilak "London Round-up", Apr, p.33 (review)
The Nomadic Studio, Michael Heilgemeir, Edition Taube, Stuutgart (pub.)

2012
Mousse, Laura McLean-Ferris, "The Air Medium", #36 Dec/Jan, p. 148-151
Art Review, Oliver Basciano, "Off-Space Travels - No.4: Supplement, London", Mar, p. 40 & 41
Frieze, Martin Herbert, "Steve Bishop & Dan Shaw-Town", Issue 114, Jan/Feb 2012, p.136 (review)

2011
Art Review, Oliver Basciano, "Steve Bishop & Dan Shaw-Town", Oct, p. 106 (preview)
Rhizome.org, Orit Gat, Artist Profile, Nov (www.rhizome.org)
Modern Painters, Coline Millard , "Why Young London Works", Oct, p.86 (review)
Baku, William Alderwick, "Watch This Space", Autumn, p.86
Despite Moments of Clarity There is No 'Ism' in This Book: 100 New Artists, edited by Francesca Gavin, Laurence King, London (pub.)

2010
Library of Babel, Zabludowicz Art Projects, London (cat.)
Newspeak: British Art Now, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London (cat.)
Dazed Digital, William Oliver, "Converse Shortlist: Steve Bishop", July, (www.dazeddigital.com)

2009
Made in Wonderland, Thom O‘Nions, "It used to go like that, and now it goes like this", Copenhagen, #10, Sep, p.128-130

2008
Art Monthly, Pryle Behrman, "Liverpool Biennial: New Contemporaries", #321, Nov, p.29 (review)

2007
Art Monthly, David Barrett, "New Contemporaries 2007", #310, Oct (review)