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Graham Fagen: Offsite at CGP London: The Mighty Scheme 4 May–26 June 2016 | Peek-a-Jobby 17 April–14 June 1998 | Editions | Publications | Artist’s Website



Graham Fagen | The Mighty Scheme | Offsite at CGP London: The Gallery, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA & Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London SE16 2DD
5 May–26 June, open Thursday–Sunday 11–5pm | Private View: Sunday 1 May, 2–5pm

Graham Fagen Scheme for Lament, 2015. Installation photograph by Ruth Clark, courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London.

Press Information
For the third in a series of collaborations, Matt’s Gallery & CGP London present The Mighty Scheme, a major solo exhibition by Graham Fagen, his first in London since The Golden Age at the ICA in 2001 and Theatre at The Imperial War Museum in 2000.

ON SUNDAY 12th JUNE WE WILL HOST AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE BY GHETTO PRIEST AND ADRIAN SHERWOOD AT THE GALLERY & DILSTON GROVE.
BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Mighty Scheme presents Fagen’s most ambitious survey exhibition to date, in part comprising a new body of work originally conceived and exhibited as part of the Scotland + Venice, 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (curated by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield, Arbroath). The Venetian works were made in response to the four noble rooms of Palazzo Fontana, a 16th century building located on the Grand Canal in Venice. The works are currently being shown in the historical rooms at Hospitalfield, in Arbroath until 16 April 2016.

The Mighty Scheme brings together this impressive body of work together with recent works on paper commissioned by Glasgow School of Art as part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland and other new work previously unseen.

The Mighty Scheme will span both CGP London galleries in the heart of Southwark Park, presenting an ambitious survey exhibition that will, for the first time, show a selection of Fagen’s most recent work within a formal gallery setting, contrasting the palatial settings in which some of the work has been previously exhibited.

Continuing Fagen’s multidisciplinary approach, his interest in Jamaican history and its relationship with Scottish cultural identity, Fagen will be presenting a new neon work, reading Come into the Garden, and forget about the War, part of an ongoing (unique) series of neon works using this motto written in their relevant site-specific language(s). The exhibition also includes the epic sound and video installation The Slave's Lament, a collaboration formed by Graham Fagen between classical composer Sally Beamish, Scottish Ensemble, musician and performer Ghetto Priest and music producer Adrian Sherwood.

Graham Fagen studied at The Glasgow School of Art (1984–88, BA) and the Kent Institute of Art & Design (1989–90, MA) and is senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. Recent exhibitions include Graham Fagen, Venice Biennale (2015), Cabbages in an Orchard at The Glasgow School of Art (2014); participation in GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art from Scotland (2015) at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, and In Camera (2015) with Graham Eatough at the Panorama, La Friche, Marseille.

Catalogue and Special Edition Vinyl

A catalogue has been published providing a range of insights/perspectives on the development of Graham Fagen’s practice, featuring texts by: Katrina Brown; Penelope Curtis; and Louise Welsh with an introduction by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield.

A special clear vinyl edition 2 of The Slave’s Lament to celebrate the exhibition opening at Hospitalfield has been produced. The previous edition made for the Palazzo Fontana exhibition in Venice sold out during the exhibition run. The Slave’s Lament edition 2 is a limited edition 12 inch vinyl record which is a double A-side featuring two mixes of the audio work made in collaboration with composer Sally Beamish, producer Adrian Sherwood, singer Ghetto Priest and musicians from Scottish Ensemble.

To purchase either the Graham Fagen book or The Slave’s Lament limited edition 12 inch vinyl record please contact Matt’s Gallery.

Graham Fagen is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London.

CGP London is based across two galleries in the centre of Southwark Park (The Gallery & Dilston Grove)

For further information please contact us on 020 8983 1771 or email info@mattsgallery.org.

Graham Fagen, The Mighty Scheme is generously supported by Arts Council England, Southwark Council and Hope Scott Trust.

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Biography
Born 1966 Glasgow, UK, Lives and works in Glasgow Studied 1989-90 Interdisciplinary MA in Art & Architecture, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury; 1984-88 BA (Hons) Degree, Fine Art, Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art Solo Exhibitions 2016 Graham Fagen, Hospitalfield, Arbroath The Mighty Scheme, CGP London and Dilston Grove, in partnership with Matt’s Gallery, London 2015 Graham Fagen, Venice Biennale, Scotland + Venice 2015 2014 In Camera, with Graham Eatough at the Panorama, Le Friche, Marseille; September 2014 Cabbages in an Orchard, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 2012 The Making of, with Graham Eatough, Glasgow International, Tramway, Glasgow 2011 Baile an Or, Timespan, Helmsdale* Missing, Tramway, Glasgow and Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh Under Heavy Manners, Artpace, San Antonio 2009 Somebodyelse, The Changing Room, Stirling* 2007 Downpresserer, GoMA, Glasgow Talbot House Museum, Poperinge, Belgium. FRAC Nord commission Graham Fagen at Micky Schubert, Berlin 2006 Closer, doggerfisher, Edinburgh; Killing Time with Graham Eatough, Dundee Contemporary Arts; Graham Fagen e Flavio Favelli, Nuova Icona Gallery, Venice; Tart Contemporary, San Franscisco; 2005 True Love, City Projects, London; Clean Hands Pure Heart, Tramway, Glasgow; 2002 Visions For The Future - Graham Fagen, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Glasgow Vennel Gallery, Irvine Italian Institute, London 2001 Graham Fagen, Galerie Valeria Belvedere, Milan 2000 Theatre, Imperial War Museum, London; Graham Fagen, Installation & Archive, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 1999 Subversive on the Side of a Lunatic, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Graham Fagen at the Botanics, Inverleith House, Edinburgh and Galerie Valeria Belvedere, Milan 1998 Peek-a-Jobby, Matt's Gallery, London 1996-97 Graham Fagen in collaboration with Sydney Devine & Dennis Hopper Transmission Gallery, Glasgow Selected Group Exhibitions 2015 Selection of Pavillions, curated by Yvette van Caldenborgh, Wassenaar Micky Schubert Gallery, Berlin Birmingham Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham 2014 Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art from Scotland, Christine Borland, Graham Fagen and Dalziel + Scullion, The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Maclaurin Gallery, Rozelle House, Ayr. 188th RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Focus on Film, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art from Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One, Edinburgh Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland, Cooper Gallery, Dundee 2011 Scottish Summer Exhibition, The Fleming Collection, London Outrageous Fortune: Artists Remake the Tarot, Focal Point, Southend and Hayward Gallery, London Tales of the City, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 2010 Unsettled Objects, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow Artist Film & Video at BBC Scotland, Glasgow International, Glasgow Windows to the West, City Art Centre, Edinburgh 2009 Creative Burns, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock* Inspired, Mitchel Library Gallery, Glasgow* Running Time, Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Unsettled Objects, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 2008 Breakthrough, Imperial War Museum, London Eskimo, Polarcap at Eskmills, Edinburgh* What Is Life, with Christine Borland and Simon Starling, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh South by South West, Ayrshire Museums collection, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock* Breakthrough, Imperial War Museum, London Supernatural, Centro Cultural Kunsthalle Andrax, Mallorca 2007 Shadows in Paradise, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France 2006 Bird of the Devil, ET4U, Finland Living in the Modern World, City Art Centre, Edinburgh 2005 Evergreen, Inverleith House, Edinburgh* Dr. Skin, Perth Museum, Perth* Reflection, New works for the city collection. McManus Galleries, Dundee Practice and Process, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh Showstoppers, City Art Centre, Edinburgh Reap, Café Gallery, London Art Sheffield, Shefield Contemporary Art Forum, Sheffield 2004 Blind Sight, VRC, Dundee and Artspace Titanik Turku, Finland* Zenomap, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney The Other Flower Show, V&A, London Art of the Garden, Tate Britain, London* touring to Ulster Museum, Belfast and Manchester City Art Galleries Busan Biennial, Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea; Art & Industry Biennial Christchurch, New Zealand; I don't know my name, Tart Contemporary, San Fransisco; Another Garden Show, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Art of the Garden, Tate Britain, London 2003 where is my home? Nuova Icona, Venice and Macka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul Biennale, Turkey; The Possibility of Seeing: The Artist, Photography and the Representation of Conflict, Fotogallery, Chapter, Cardiff; Mars, Art & War, Landesmuseum, Graz, Austria; Sanctuary, GOMA, Glasgow, UK; To the care of the British Empire, Generator, Dundee; Nurseryworld, Jennifer Flay, Paris 2002-2004 Reality Check, touring exhibition organised by the British Council and Photographers Gallery, London - Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic; Bunkier Gallery, Oracow, Poland; Latvia Arsenals, Riga; Latvia House of Artists, Zagreb 2001/02 different/diverse, Western Front Gallery & Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, and Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice; G3NY13, Casey Kaplan, New York, curated by Douglas Gordon; Definition, Murray Guy, New York 2000/01 Black Box Recorder, British Council Touring Exhibition; Petty Cash, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art and York City Art Gallery; The British Art Show 5, National Touring Exhibitions, Hayward Gallery, touring from Edinburgh to Southampton, Cardiff & Birmingham 2000 Highlights: Contemporary Scottish Artists Book, Printed Matter, New York; The Archibald Campbell and Harley WS Photography Prize 2000, Stills, Edinburgh; 45eme salon de Montrouge 2, place Emile-Cresp, Montrouge, France 1999 Graham Fagen & Michelle Segre, Murray Guy Gallery, New York; The Sea, The Sea, Murray Guy Gallery, New York; The Golden Age, ICA, London; Word Enough to Save a Life, Word Enough to Take a Life, Clare College Mission Church, London; BACKSPACE, Matt's Gallery, London; A Touch of Evil, Metronom, Barcelona 1998 Graham Fagen, Terry Smith, Centre Civic Can Felipa, Barcelona; Resonate, Grassy Knoll Productions, Belfast; From Here - Wallpapervideo, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand; Intervencions, Art Public, Barcelona; Reverend Todds Full House, College Green House, Belfast; One Way Karma, 83 Hill Street, Glasgow 1997 European Couples and Others, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Periphery, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany; Waterfront, Catalyst Arts, Belfast; Musee Imaginaire, Museum of Installation, London 1996 Art for People, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Fall Out, Wacker Kunst, Darmstadt; Notell Motel, Moat House Hotel, Glasgow 1995 Gramercy Park Hotel Art Fair, New York (with Lisson Gallery, London) and Gallery Valeria Belvedere, Milan 1994 Facts of Life, 102 Gallery, Dusseldorf; Modern Art, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow 1993 Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London; Billboard Project, Birmingham; Media-Life, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York Screenings and Television 2014 The Making of Us (Screening) Tramway, Glasgow 2012 The Missing, BBC Artworks 2009 Auld Lang Syne, BBC Artworks Scotland 2005 A Digital Picture of Britain, The Highlands and Northern Ireland, BBC commission 2001 Nothank and Theatre, Persistence of Vision, The Edinburgh Film Festival Webcast 2002 Radio Roselle@swansong.tv Awards 1996 Scottish Arts Council Small Assistance Award 1998 Scottish Arts Council Award to Artists 2000 Winner of The Archibald, Campbell & Harley WS Photography Prize 2001 Scottish Arts Council Assistance Grant. AHRB award. Carnegie Trust Award. 2002 Scottish Arts Council Artists Award Commissions 2009–2010 St. Agnes Park, Bristol. Foreground projects and Bristol City Council 2007 FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France 2006 Member of Design Team for the Gateway Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh 1999-2002 Two Pocket Parks: Tree Planting and Where the Heart Is, Commissioned by The Centre & The Royston Road Company 2000 Commission to Kosovo, Commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, London. 2001-02 Grizedale Arts, The Forest and the Forester (after Maeterlinck), ‘Botanica’ publication Performance 2009 I Murder Hate, Tolbooth, Stirling Collections Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London; Imperial War Museum, London; Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds; Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, City Of Edinburgh Collection, Ayrshire Museums, Dundee Museums. The Fleming Collection. The National Galleries of Scotland. Private Collections, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, New York & Milan. Professional 1995-present 0.6 Senior Lecturer , Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee 2003-present Visiting lecturer MFA, Glasgow School of Art 2010-present Board member for The Common Guild 2010-present Board member for Dundee Contemporary Arts 2008 - 2011 Specialist Advisor for Public Art Resource and Research Scotland 2006-2009 Specialist Advisor for Glasgow City Council 2004-2006 Project (CABE and A&B) advisory panel member 2003-2007 Specialist Advisor for the Scottish Arts Council 2001 Visiting lecturer Perpignan School of art, Perpignan, France 1993-95 Studio Coordinator, MA Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art 1994-95 Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow; St. Martins School of Art, London; Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury

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