Conrad Shawcross

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page (en)
Wikipedia (en)
Institutions/museums The Royal Academy (en)
Institutions/museums Mudam Luxembourg (en / fr / de)
Other Interview (en)
Youtube Maths, Alchemy, Art: The Sculptural Practice of Conrad Shawcross


Awards
Award2014Jack Goldhill Award for SculptureRoyal Academy of ArtsLondon (GB)
Artist in residence2010Urbanomic residencyFalmouth (GB)
Artist in residence2009 - 2011Artist in ResidenceScience MuseumLondon (GB)
Award2008Art & Work 2008 Award for Space TrumpetUnilever CommissionLondon (GB)
Award2001 - 2002First Base Acava Free Studio AwardAcavaLondon (GB)


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2020After the Explosion, Before the CollapseVictoria Miro MayfairLondon (GB)
Group exhibition2019Negative SpaceZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und MedienKarlsruhe (DE)
Solo exhibition2017Summer ExhibitionThe Royal Academy of ArtsLondon (GB)
Solo exhibition2016ParadigmThe Francis Crick InstituteLondon (GB)
Group exhibition2016The Universe and ArtMori Art MuseumTokyo (JP)
Solo exhibition2013ADAPalais de TokyoParis (FR)
Group exhibition2013DynamoGrand PalaisParis (FR)
Solo exhibition2012The Nervous Systems (Inverted)MUDAMLuxembourg (LU)
Solo exhibition2008Light PerpetualJenaer KunstvereinJena (DE)
Group exhibition2007CounterpointDubai Art Fair, Dubai 2007 All Tomorrow’s Parties, ICALondon (GB)
Solo exhibition2004Manifesta 5San Sebastian (ES)
Solo exhibition2004 - 2005ContinuumThe Queen’s House, National Maritime MuseumGreenwich, London (GB)


2014
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Awards

London, England
Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture

2014
2001
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Education

London, England
Master of Fine Arts, Slade School of Art, University College

2001
1999
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Education

London, England
BA Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University

1999
1977
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Born

London, England

1977

Imbued with an appearance of scientific rationality, Conrad Shawcross’s sculptures explore subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. Attracted by failed quests for knowledge in the past, he often appropriates redundant theories and methodologies to create ambitious structural and mechanical montages, using a wide variety of materials and media, and often working on an epic scale. Different technologies and natural forces inspire his forms, but his mysterious machines and structures remain enigmatic, filled with paradox and wonder. Some have an absurdist melancholy feel, while others tend to the sublime.

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/name/conrad-shawcross-ra (27.05.2020)

 

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Slow Arc Inside A Cube VI, VII photo Slow Arc Inside A Cube VI, VII 2014 Conrad Shawcross 
Timepiece photo Timepiece 2013 Conrad Shawcross