Conrad Shawcross

TypeArtist
Male
Associated person(s)
URLsWikipedia
Artist's page
Institutions/museums The Royal Academy
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Awards
Award2014Jack Goldhill Award for SculptureRoyal Academy of ArtsLondon, England
Artist in residence2010Urbanomic residencyFalmouth, UK
Artist in residence2009 - 2011Artist in ResidenceScience MuseumLondon, England
Award2009ILLy Art Prize
Award2008Art & Work 2008 Award for Space TrumpetUnilever CommissionLondon, England
Award2001 - 2002First Base Acava Free Studio AwardAcavaLondon, England


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2020After the Explosion, Before the CollapseVictoria Miro MayfairLondon, England
Group exhibition2019Negative SpaceZKMKalrsruhe, Germany
Solo exhibition2017Summer ExhibitionThe Royal Academy of ArtsLondon, England
Solo exhibition2016ParadigmThe Francis Crick InstituteLondon, England
Group exhibition2016The Universe and ArtMori Art MuseumTokyo, Japan
Solo exhibition2013ADAPalais de TokyoParis, France
Group exhibition2013DynamoGrand PalaisParis, France
Solo exhibition2012The Nervous Systems (Inverted)MUDAMLouxemburg, Louxembourg
Solo exhibition2008Light PerpetualJenaer KunstvereinJena, Germany
Group exhibition2007CounterpointDubai Art Fair, Dubai 2007 All Tomorrow’s Parties, ICALondon, England
Solo exhibition2004Manifesta 5San Sebastian, Spain
Solo exhibition2004 - 2005ContinuumThe Queen’s House, National Maritime MuseumGreenwich, London


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
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Places of residence

London, England

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SPLZZ7MeIE

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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