Estelle Thompson, White Lies at Oriel Sycarth Gallery, Wales, 2014

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS: 2011-12 – Animated Environments Parts 1-3, Siobhan Davies Studios, London [Artists: Guy Sherwin 16 September – 25 November 2011 / Graham Gussin 4 May – 1 July 2012 / Steven Pippin 6 October – 24 November 2012 ] / 2011 – Epliogues It Started With A Car Crash, IMT Gallery, London & Slade Research Centre 17 September – 23 October [Artists: The Bruce High Quality Foundation Ray Johnson Alastair MacKinven, Thomas Raat, Vibeke Tandberg] 2010 – Grand National – Art From Britain, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway 9 May – 3 October [Artists: Annie Attridge, BANK, Glenn Brown, Lynn Chadwick, Spartacus Chetwynd, Marcus Coates, Keith Coventry, Shezad Dawood, Jeremy Deller, Jack Duplock, Angus Fairhurst, Saul Fletcher, Gwen John, Paul Graham, Douglas Gordon, Dryden Goodwin, Isaac Julien, Derek Jarman, Emma Kay, Andrew Mania, Alastair Mackinven, Cornelia Parker, Rebecca Warren, Mark Wallinger] [Publication: Grand National – Art From Britain, 352pp ISBN 978-82-998342-0-9] / 2007 Air Guitar and Two Teaspoons (curated with Brooke Lynn McGowan) Bischoff Weiss Gallery, 95 Rivington Street, London (19 January –24 February 2007) Sarah Bridgland, Aisling Hedgecock, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Flore Nove-Josserland, Racheal Pengilley, Antonia Watson, Richard Woods / 2006 - The Invention of Solitude (toured to Leicester City Gallery 2008) The Nunnery, London 21 September –22 October 2006 [Artists: Rob Smith, Rebecca Birch, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Alex Hudson] [Publication: The Invention of Solitude, 64pp ISBN 978-0-9549748-1-6] / 2004 – Trackers, PM Gallery, London 31 April –04 July 2004 [Artists: Georgina Batty, Stuart Brisley, Ade Ward, Geoff Cox, Amy Cunningham, Alex Graham, Neil Hamon, Francis Ives, Ben Judd, Maria von Kohler, Goshka Macuga, Bruce McLean, Alex Hutchins, Errol Perkins, Lyle Perkins, Nathaniel Rackowe, Gideon Rubin, Rob Smith, Gary Woodley, Charles Danby, Alejandro Ospina] [Publication: Trackers -ISBN 0-9538583-5-9 –104pp]

2014| Estelle Thompson
Oriel Sycarth, Wales
Artist: Estelle Thompson

2011-12 | Animated Environments
Siobhan Davies Studios, London
Artists: Graham Gussin (2012), Steven Pippin (2011), Guy Sherwin (2011)

2011| Epilogues It Started With A Car Crash
17 September - 23 October
IMT, London

Artists: Bruce High Quality Foundation, Ray Johnson, Alastair McKinven, Thomas Ratt, Vibeke Tandberg

6 May - 9 October 2010
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway

Artists: Annie Attridge / BANK / Glenn Brown / Lynn Chadwick / Spartacus Chetwynd / Chrome Hoof / Marcus Coates / Keith Coventry / Shezad Dawood / Jeremy Deller / Jack Duplock / Angus Fairhurst / Saul Fletcher / Gwen John / Dryden Goodwin / Douglas Gordon / Paul Graham / Derek Jarman / Isaac Julien / Emma Kay / Le Gun / Alastair MacKinven / Andrew Mania / Cornelia Parker / Mark Wallinger / Rebecca Warren


Grand National - Art From Britain
was the most extensive exhibition of works by British artists to be held in Norway in well over a decade. One of its trajectories was the position of contemporary artists working across Britain within in an internationally orientated artworld where notions of nation and national archive were no longer the dominant or defining strategies they once were.

The 2010 British election under the shadow of financial failure provided a cyclical vantage from which to revisit the UK's upending Tory politics of the late 1980s and the ensuing biting recession of the early 1990s. This was the rubble from which a new genration of artists in Britain emerged. The export of the central Young British Artists (YBA) generation is well documented, while perhaps more profoundly it is artists on the periphery of this branded establishment that arguably have laid the lasting foundation stones for some of the most progressive practices and directions of contemporary art in Britain up to the end of the first decade of the 21st century. Grand National - Art From Britain punctures the present whilst laying reach to the recent pasts of British Art. Picking up on this theme Chris Horrocks wtites in his exhibition introduction,

“…Grand National will appear as a partial survey of a time in British art where there was inflation then a crash in values, not least in cultural value. Artistic worth, it seemed, ran second to the promotion of personalities, and an uneasy co-dependency of the art establishment, the art industry, the press and a young band of artists who would first exploit an unstable market, then embark on a mutually beneficial reconstruction of the status quo. To look from our own recession to the last one is to pinpoint a brief moment when art was the simulacrum of a movement that bucked the market, before becoming it…”
(Publication extract / Chris Horrocks)

2007| Pranvere
National Gallery, Tirana, Albania

2003| Trackers
PM Gallery & House, London