CHARLES AVERY


Theodora with Mr. Impossible 2006, jesmonite, appr. 45 x 40 x 35 cm, installation view at Cubitt, October 2006

More Images
Exhibition: 'The Islanders – An Introduction: Part III’
Exhibition: ‘Maquette of the Eternity Chamber, from the Palace of the Gulls’
Reviews and Articles

Biography

1973 Born Oban, Scotland

Solo Exhibitions2010 - Le Plateau, Isle-de-France, Paris, France (upcoming)
2010 - Onomatopoeia, Part I: The Port, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK (upcoming)
2009 - Onomatopoeia, Part I: Creeds, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin, Italy
2008 - The Islanders: An Introduction, Parasol Unit, London
Touring to: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
2007 - The Islanders: an introduction - part III, Galerie Arquebuse, Geneva
2006 - Charles Avery & Keith Wilson, Alexandre Pollazzon, London
2006 - The Plane of the Gods, Cubitt Gallery, London
2006 - The Islanders: An Introduction - part II, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin, Italy
2005 - The Islanders, An Introduction, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh
2005 - Hunting The Noumenon, Galleria Archimede Staffolini, Nicosia, Cyprus
2005 - AVATARS, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome
2004 - The Hunter, Man in the Holocene, London
2004 - It thinks, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin
2003 - The Square Root of 2, Sleeper, Edinburgh
2003 - The Freedom of the Universe, S.A.L.E.S., Rome
2002 - The Truth about the Truth, doggerfisher, Edinburgh
2002 - Triangle Land, Dee Glasoe, New York
2001 - The Palace of the Gulls, Percy Miller Gallery, London
2000 - The Last Yolk, Sonia Rosso Gallery, Pordenone, Italy
2000 - The Riddle of Pooch Avery, Dee Glasoe Gallery, New York
2000 - The Ghost of Scirribin, Nylon Gallery, London
1999 - Charles Avery, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
1999 - The Life and Times of Nancy Haselswon, Tablet Gallery, London
1998 - The Creation of the Omniverse, Nylon, London
1998 - Portraits of People Who Never Existed, Entwistle Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions 2009 - Life Forms, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 - Walk In Your Mind, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
2009 - Altermodern, 4th Tate Triennial, cur. by Nicolas Bourriaud, Tate Britain, London, UK
2009 - A Duck for Mr Darwin, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
2008 - ‘Made Up’, International Festival of Contemporary Art, 5th Liverpol Biennial, Tate Liverpool
2008 - Scotland & Venice 2003, 2005, 2007, Charles Avery, Simon Starling and Cathy Wilkes,
The Pier, Orkney, Scotland
2007 - Scotland & Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale
2007 - The Lyon Biennale, France
2007 - The Athens Biennale, Greece
2007 - Timer, Trienniale Bovisa, Milan, Italy
2007 - Every Eye Sees Differently as The Eye, The Drawing Room, London
2007 - Welcome to my World, Alexandre Pollazzon
2005 - Sculpture Garden, Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London
2005 - Memphis, Flaca, London
2005 - Theoroma, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Avignon, France.
2004 - Premio del Golfo, La Spezia, Italy
2004 - Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004, London and touring trailer,
2004 - Man in the Holocene, London
2004 - Io Mi Ricordo, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy
2003 - Il Premio per la Giovanne Arte Italiana, Padiglione di Venezia, 50th Venice Biennale
2003 - Love Over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2003 - Necessary Kids, Charles Avery, Piotr Uklanski, Costa Vece, Gallerie Civico d’Arte
2003 - Contemporanea di Siracusa, Sicily
2003 - Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
2003 - Works on Paper, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2003 - Prospects Drawing Prize 2003, London
2002 - Contemporary Art Project, Museum of Modern Art, Seattle
2002 - A measure of distance, Magnani, London
2002 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Cheltenham and London
2002 - Prospects Drawing Prize, London
2002 - Supersonic and Alien, S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy
2002 - Flights of Reality, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh
2002 - Flights of Reality, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (group show with Keith Tyson, Grace Weir, Keith Wilson and Matthew Ritchie)
2001 - Ghosty, Mille Eventi, Milan, Italy
2001 - Works on Paper, S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy
2000 - Made Space, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, touring to Changing Room, Stirling
2000 - Drawing, Percy Miller Gallery, London
2000 - Innuendo, Dee/Glasoe Gallery, New York
2000 - Made Space, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1999 - Surveying the Landscape, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York
1999 - Selection from the Files, Nylon, London
1999 - The British on Paper, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy
1999 - Untitled, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
1999 - DRAW, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 - Fine Line, Duncan Cargill Gallery, London

Publications
2003 - The Art Atom, Atopia Projects, Edinburgh and Rhode Island, USA
2003 - Art Works, British and German Contemporary Art 1960-2000, Deutsche Bank, London and Germany
2002 - Flights of Reality, Kettles Yard, Cambridge - Catalogue
1999 - The Life and Lineage of Nancy Haselswon, hardback edition 1000, pp 58, published by Nylon, July 1999, Atopia Journal, Made Space, Issue 0.99.

Bibliography
2008 - Pen Magazine, January 2008. No.214
2008 - Avery Charles , 'Manifesto,' Art Review, February 2008
2007 - Morton Tom, 'Cosmology of an Island,' Metropolis M,October/November 2007
2007 - Arena O2 X Awards, Arena October 2007
2007 - Skipwith Selina , ‘Charles Avery’, Scottish Art News, Autumn 2007
2007 - MacMilan Duncan, 'Venice, vidi, vici?...' The Scotsman 08.06.2007
2007 - Beagles John , ‘A Venice Comment’, MAP, Issue 11, Autumn 2007
2007 - Gale Iain, 'Too much of a good thing,' Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, 10.06. 2007
2007 - Mansfield Susan , ‘This Man is an Island’, The Scotsman, June 2007
2007 - Sherman Sam, ‘London-Charles Avery/Keith Wilson’, MAP, Issue 9, Spring 2007
2007 - Higgins Charlotte , Arts Correspondence, The Guardian, 02.05.2007
2007 - Williams Gilda , ‘Charles Avery’, Art Forum, February 2007
2007 - Higgie Jennifer , ‘Emerging Artists’, Frieze, January 2007
2007 - Pauling Tim , 'Artist Chosen for Global Exhibition,' The Press and Journal, 17.01.2007
2007 - Cornell Tim , 'Triumph of Youth Over Experience as artrists head for Venice,' The Scotsman 17.01.2007
2006 - Time Out London, November 15-22-2006
2006 - Gambari Olga , 'Charles Avery, Galleria Sonia Rosso,' Flash Art International, October
2005 - Anon, ‘Sketching in Three Dimensions’, The Sunday Herald, 28.11.2005
2005 - Leaver-Yap Isla , Charles Avery-The Islanders’,The List, Scotland, No. 536, November
2005 - MacMillan Duncan , ‘Charles Avery’, The Scotsman, 13.12.2005.
2005 - Lack Jessica , ‘Charles Avery, The Islanders’, i-D Magazine, October 2005
2005 - Morton Tom , ‘Charles Avery’, FROG, October 2005
2005 - Casadio Mariuccia, ‘Charles Avery, The Islanders’, Vogue Italia, September 2005
2004 - Hayward Louise, ‘Charles Avery’, Tank Magazine, Vol.3, Issue 11, 2004
2004 - Kent Sarah , ‘Charles Avery’, Time Out London, November 2004
2004 - Gamberi Olga , ‘Charles Avery Review’, Flash Art, June/July 2004
2004 - Arena, The O2 X Club, February 2004
2003 - Morton Tom , Charles Avery, ‘In the beginning’, Frieze, May 2003
2003 - Pia Simon , 'See Venice and Wendy,' The Scotsman, 02.03.03
2003 - Gale Iain , 'Its Time to go back to the Drawing Board...' Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, January 2003
2002 - Monaghan Helen, ‘Charles Avery’, The List , Scotland, December 2002
2002 - Gale Iain, ‘Charles Avery’, Scotsman on Sunday, December 2002
2002 - Tan Eugene , ‘Flights of Reality’, Contemporary, March, 2002
2002 - Lack Jessica ,’ Flights of Reality’, Guardian Guide, January 2002
2002 - Cork Dominic, ‘Flights of Reality’, Independent, January 2002
2001 - Les Journal Des Arts, 23 November – 6.12.2001
2001 - Sumpter Helen, ‘Hot Tickets’, The Evening Standard, 23-29.11.2001
2001 - Wilsher Mark , ‘What's On’, 21.11. 2001
2001 - Sumpter Helen , ‘Hot Tickets,’ The Evening Standard, 30.11 – 06.12.2001
2001 - Mattis Alex , ‘Rising Star’, The Evening Standard, 23-29.11.2001
2001 - Buck Louisa , The Art Newspaper, November, 2001
2001 - Sumpter Helen , Galleries, November, 2001
2001 - Wilsher Mark , ‘What's On’, 21.11. 2001
2001 - Zannier Sabrina , ‘Charles Avery Review’, Flash Art, February 2001
2001 - Cameron Neil, The Scotsman, April 2001
2000 - de Botton Alain , ‘Best of 2000’, Art Forum, December 2000
2000 - Herbert Martin , Time Out, London, 03.05.2000
2000 - Shave Stuart , ‘Master as Work’, i-D Magazine, London, January 2000
2000 - Independent: The Arts Reviews, 14.04.2000
1999 - Bredin Lucinda , Sunday Telegraph, 05.12.1999
1999 - Grant Simon , 'Keeping it in the Family' Guardian Guide, 03.07.1999
1999 - Herbert Martin, 'After Sensation,' Square Meal-The Magazine, Summer Issue, 1999
1998 - Slyce John , 'Ouverture: Charles Avery', Flash Art International, Milan, October, 1998
1998 - The Guardian Guide, 24-30.10.1998
1998 - Tempest Clare , 'Golf Sale', Time Out, London, August, 1998
1998 - Exley Roy, 'Charles Avery,Portraits of People who Never Existed. Contemporary Visual Arts Issue 18, London, Spring, 1998
1998 - Avery Charles , Time Out, 11-18.02.1998
1998 - Hubbard Sue, 'Charles Avery', Time Out, London, August, 1998