Visiting Artist’s Talk – Matt Calderwood

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT), we welcome Matt Calderwood.

Matt Calderwood was born in Northern Ireland (1975) and now lives and works in London and County Antrim.

Calderwood is known for his sculptures, performative video works and large scale printed works. Balance is often at the centre of the work and the physical potential of objects is often stretched to the limit. In a fluid practice, household objects, sporting equipment and hand tools are often employed as functional elements within carefully balanced sculptural assemblages. Geometric, sculptural objects built or cast in the studio become the tools for making large scale printed works.

He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include: Matt Calderwood, HS projects, Howick Place, London (UK) 2017-18; More or Less There, 1961 Projects, Singapore, 2017; White Noise, Farbvision, Berlin (DE) 2016; Exposure, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea, (UK) 2014; Paper Over The Cracks, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, (UK) 2013; Matt Calderwood, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, (CA) 2012.

Recent group exhibitions include: Generation Loss, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, (DE) 2017-18; Idea Home, MIMA, Middlesbrough, (UK) 2017; Precarious Balance, CoCA (Centre Of Contemporary Art), Christchurch, (NZ) 2016; More Konzeption Conception Now, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, (DE) 2015.

Matt Calderwood is represented by Anthony Wilkinson, London.

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon from 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Alaena Turner.

Image: Untitled (high bounce), Matt Calderwood, 2016. Photo credit: Sam Hartnett.