Sean Edwards
Artist, born 1980. Lives and works in Cardiff, Wales
Representing Gallery: Tanya Leighton, Berlin


EDUCATION

2005 Slade School of Art, London, UK, MA Fine Art
2003 Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, UK, BA Fine Art
1999 Glamorgan Centre for Art and Design, Art Foundation


CURRENT/FORTHCOMING

2021–22
Distant Borrowing (Solo Exhibition), Tanya Leighton, Berlin, 18 June – 24 July 2021
British Art Show 9 (Touring Exhibition), curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar
BAS9 Wolverhampton Art Gallery and University of Wolverhampton School of Art
BAS9 Aberdeen Art Gallery
BAS9 The Box, Plymouth; KARST; The Arts Institute’s Levinsky Gallery and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
BAS9 HOME; Manchester Art Gallery; Castlefield Gallery; The Whitworth and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
‘as yet untitled’, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, DE
‘Undo Things Done’, Senedd – National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, UK
‘Play Sculpture (Alders)’, Gilwern, UK. (Permanent Public Artwork)
‘Patterns of Dust’, commissioned by Future City and Countryside Properties, Cambridge, UK (Permanent Public Artwork and Book)
‘\\||//\\||//||//\\||//||\\||//’, Artist Book, Published by Studio Response, UK. Includes an essay by Alice Channer. (Book)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PUBLIC SCULPTURE

2020
‘as yet untitled’, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, IRL
‘Undo Things Done’, Ty Pawb, Wrexham, UK
‘as yet untitled’, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
2019
‘Undo Things Done’, Wales in Venice/Cymru yn Fenis, representing Wales at the 58th Venice Biennale, IT
'Refrain', BBC Radio 4, Radio Play.
2018
‘Artist in Residence’, St Fagans, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
2017
‘\\||//\\||//||//\\||//||\\||//’, University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK Permanent Public Artwork
2016
‘Sean Edwards’, Recent Activity, Birmingham, UK
2015
‘Ghost Sign’, Cambridge, UK Permanent Public Artwork
‘Just a little glass of water’, Trieze, Paris
2014
‘Drawn in cursive (part three)’, MOSTYN, Llandudno, UK
‘Putting Right’, Limoncello, London, UK.
‘Still’, Title Date Duration, Manchester, UK
‘Sapling’, St Cyres School, Penarth Permanent Public Artwork
2013
‘Drawn in cursive (part two)’, Netwerk, Aalst, BE
‘Drawn in cursive (part one)’, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK
2012
‘Resting through’, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, DE
2011
‘Remaining Only’, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, DE
‘Putting Right’, Limoncello, London, UK
‘Writing Small’ L’Autonomie 9, Brussels, BE
‘Maelfa’ Spike Island, Bristol, UK
2010
‘No dust adheres’, Chapter, Cardiff. Cinema Screening and Book Launch.
'Myself alone again', Enrico Fornello, IT
'For her at this moment', Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR
'No dust adheres', Outpost, Norwich, UK
2009
'Somewhere Near the Black Mountain Hills', (with Dan Rees), Tanya Leighton, Berlin, DE
'Nebraska (CBS 25100)', Limoncello, London, UK
2008
‘difference between the to’ (with Sara Mackillop), ALP / Peter Bergman, Stockholm, SE
‘Turning it around, slowly, in the light’, ICA, London, UK, as part of ‘Nought to Sixty’
‘Notes concerning some of the objects that are on my kitchen table’, Super, Paris, FR
‘It’s not what we wanted but we’ll settle’, Moot, Nottingham, UK
‘I am you to’ (with Giorgio Sadotti), Limoncello, London, UK
2007
‘I am you’ with Giorgio Sadotti, Limoncello, London, UK
‘...Picture Books of the Pyramids and Her Postcards of Billy the Kid...’, Associates, London, UK
2006
‘Sean Edwards’, Offsite Project at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK
‘Sean Edwards’, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
‘Olaph the Oxman’, Copperfield Gallery, London, UK
2016
‘This is your replacement’, Sies + Hoeke, Dussledorf, DE
‘49a’, Limoncello, Suffolk, UK
‘Ground’, Turf Projects, London, UK
‘Good things come...’, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK
‘Harness your Hiraeth’, Perlico, Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham, UK
‘Thickness on paper (draft 2), The Bluecoat, Liverpool Performance
2015
‘Resource’, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
‘Un Nouveau Festival 2015: Air de jeu’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
‘Colmare il bocciolo/ combattere il verme/regolare il calore/eludere il vento/sfuggire all’ape, Museo Casa Ivan Bruschi’, Arezzo, IT
‘Finite Project Altered When Open’, David Dale Gallery & Studios, Glasgow, UK
‘Totemic; Polemic’, Caustic Coastal, Manchester, UK
‘Life Like’, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
2014
‘Return Journey’, MOSTYN, Llandudno, UK
‘Unfold Things’, Préface, Paris, FR
2013
‘Subjective Projections’, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE
‘Easy Does It’ Aid and Abet, Cambridge, UK
'Jetztzeit (Present Time) + The Angel?s Back?, Centre d?Art La Panera, Lleida, ES
'Easy Does It?, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, UK
'One Hundred Foot?, University of Northampton, UK / Milton Keynes Gallery, UK / Estela de Luz- The Center for Digital Art, Mexico City, MX
2012
'Detective?, Andreas Huber, Vienna (curated by Adam Carr) AU
'This dialogue, conversation is fine but a decision is always an alone act and the idea behind this is that concepts are never perfect, complete or exhausted?, Noestudio, Madrid, ES
'Collectors? Items No. 4. Reconaissance – Dutch Collectors' Eyes & Some of the Places They Look', Dutch Cultural Pop-Up Projects, London, UK
'Forth & Back?, Florence Loewy, Paris, FR*
'Paper?, Association T, Nice, FR*
'The Possibility of an Island?, Grand Union, Birmingham, UK
'Recollect?, WYSING Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
'THE MAN DON?T GIVE A FUCK?, Motorcade Flash/Parade, Bristol, UK
'Malerei: Painting as Object?, New Bridge Project Space, Newcastle, UK / Transition Gallery, London, UK
'Finger?, Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery, London, UK
2011
‘Forth and Back’, Furnish Space, London
‘In All Ways and Places, Ollerplex Un-plex’ Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham, Wales. (curated by Melanie Counsell),
‘3rd Athens Biennale 2011’ Monodrome Athens. (curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and X&Y), ‘Tool Use’ Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, IRL*
‘Radical Autonomy 2', Network, Aalst, BG
‘The Shape We're In’, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK and 1500 Broadway, Times Square, New York, USA*
‘Limoncello Yellow’, The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2010
‘Fischgrätenmelkstand',Temporary Kunsthalle, Berlin, DE. (Curated by John Bock)
'The way we do things now', Tanya Leighton, Berlin, DE. (Curated by Pavel Buchler) 'Quantos Queres', Galeria Marz, Lisbon, PT
Field Project', Wysing Arts, Cambridge.
‘A Stranger’s Window’, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, UK (project curated by MOOT as part of the Contemporary Art Society’s Centenary Programme)
'A very, very long cat', Wallspace Gallery, New York, US
'We have the mirrors, we have the plans', Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, UK*
2009
'Lisson Presents 6', Lisson Gallery, London, UK
'Just Around the Corner', Caja Madrid, Madrid, ED (curated by Direlia Lazo)*
‘5xVideo’, Galerie Lena Brüning, Berlin, DE
2008
‘100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art’, A Foundation, London, UK, Art on the Underground commission*
‘Dogtooth and Tessellate’, The Approach, London, UK
‘Lure’, Frank Elbaz Galerie, Paris, FR
‘18’, Center, Berlin, DE
‘Writing Objects’, Art:Concept, Paris, FR
‘To be alert is to be decorative’, Ten Til Ten, Glasgow, UK
‘Arts Futures’, Bloomberg Space, London, UK
‘Associates in New York’, Phillips de Pury, New York, US*
‘Untitled’, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, US
2007
‘Took My Hands Off Your Eyes Too Soon’, Tanya Bonakdar, New York, US (curated by Ryan Gander)
‘The Suitcase Project, Beaver Arts’, Copenhagen and The Old Library, Cardiff, UK
‘Business as Usual’, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham*, UK
‘Pilot: 3’, Venice Biennale, Venice, IT*
2006
‘Six Shows in Six Weeks’, Moot, Nottingham, UK
‘Mostyn Open 06’, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno,UK*
2005 ‘Twenty to One’, One Canada Square, London, UK
‘Super 8 Show’, g39 Temporary Contemporary Artspace, Cardiff, UK (curated by Richard Bevan)
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