Charles Avery

1973 Born in Oban, Scotland
Lives and works in London

Awards

2017

Shortlisted for the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation’s Drawing Prize, Les Mesnuls

2004

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London

2003

Prospects Drawing Prize, London

2002

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London

Shortlisted for the Prospects Drawing Prize, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

[forthcoming solo]

Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh

[forthcoming solo]

GRIMM, New York

Study #15

David Roberts Art Foundation, London

The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2

Pilar Corrias Gallery, London

2016

Charles Avery

Pilar Corrias, London

2015

The impossible city

Edinburgh Art Festival

Charles Avery: The People And Things of Onomatopoeia

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

What’s the matter with Idealism?

GEM, Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague

fig-2 2/50 Charles Avery

ICA Studio, London

2014

What’s so great about Happiness ? – The people and things from Onomatopoeia – Part 2

Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome

What's so great about happiness? - The people and things of Onomatopoeia

GRIMM, Amsterdam

2013

It means it means

Curated by Tom Morton, Pilar Corrias, London

Vitrines: Charles Avery

L'Antenne, Le Plateau, FRAC, Paris

Solo Exhibition

Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome

2012

New works from the Islanders project ( Concerning the Qoro-qoros, the Jadindagadendar and the Eternal dialectic)

GRIMM, Amsterdam

2011

New drawings of Onomatopoeia

Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome

A Million Miles from home

The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone

Place de la Revolution

Pilar Corrias, London

2010

Onomatopoeia

Part 1, FRAC’, Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris

Onomatopoeia

Part 1, Kunstverein, Hanover

Onomatopoeia

Part 1, EX3 – Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Florence

Charles Avery Onomatopoeia, Part 2: The Port

Pilar Corrias, London

2009

Onomatopoeia, Part 1: Creeds

Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin

2008

The Islanders: An Introduction

Parasol Unit, London; touring to The National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

2007

Maquette of the Eternity Chamber

Faye Fleming & Partner (former Arquebuse), Geneva

The Islanders: An Introduction - Part III

Faye Fleming & Partner (former Arquebuse), Geneva

2006

The Plane of the Gods

Cubitt Gallery, London

The Islanders: An introduction - Part II

Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin

Charles Avery and Keith Wilson

Alexandre Pollazzon, London

2005

The Islanders : An Introduction

Doggerfisher, Edinburgh

Hunting the Noumenon

Galleria Archimede Staffolini, Nicosia

2005

Avatars

Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome

2004

The Hunter

Man in the Holocene, London

It Thinks

Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin

2003

The Square Root of 2

Sleeper, Edinburgh

The Freedom of the Universe

Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome

2002

The Truth about the Truth

Doggerfisher, Edinburgh

Triangle Land

Dee/Glasoe Gallery, New York

2001

The Palace of the Gulls

Percy Miller Gallery, London

2000

The Last Yolk

Sonia Rosso Gallery, Pordenone, Italy

The Riddle of Pooch Avery

Dee Glasoe Gallery, New York

The Ghost of Scirribin

Nylon Gallery, London

1999

Charles Avery

Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles

The Life and Times of Nancy Haselswon

Tablet Gallery, London

1998

The creation of the Omniverse

Nylon, London

Portraits of people who never existed

Entwistle Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

GLASSTRESS

Palazzo Franchetti, 57th Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Arts Night

London, UK

Exhibition paintings

Kunst Meran, Merano, Italy

2016

Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Kochi Biennale Foundation, Kunnumpuram, India

The Science of Imaginary Solutions

Breese Little, London

Drawing Conclusions

RISD Museum, Providence

2015

Animals in Art - collectie De Heus - Zomer

Museum Nairac

The Improbable City

Edinburgh Art Festival 2015, Edinburgh

Fig-2 (2/50)

ICA, Institute for Contemporary Art, London

2014

Feels like Heaven

Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

The Great Acceleration

Taipei Biennial, Taipei

Intenzione Manifesta

Castello di Rivoli, curated by Beatrice Merz and Marianna Vecellio, Turin

Taipei Biennial: The Great Acceleration

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Taipei City

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Huidige Zaken

GRIMM, Amsterdam

Year after Year: works on paper from the UBS Art Collection

Galleria D'Arte Moderna di Milano

Potent Wilderness

Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, curated by Sarit Shapira, Tel Aviv

2013

Drawing Room 2013

Carre St Anne, curated by Ami Barak, Montpellier

Mijn Derde Land

Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam

Revealed2: CollectorSpace

Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old

Collection and Usher Gallery, curated by Tom Morton, Lincoln

Imagining Islands: Artists and Escape

The Courtauld Gallery, London

Beastly Hall: A place where artists and creatures collide

Hall Place, Bexley

A Parliament of Lines

The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

2012

Haunts and Follies

Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

A Parliament of Lines

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

A Parliament of Lines

The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

A Parliament of Lines

The RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne

Machines for Living

Yaffo 23, Jerusalem

Hedendaagse surreele tekeningen uit Rotterdam, Collectie Boijmans van Beuningen

Institut Neerlandais, curated by Marieke Wiegel, Paris

The Comic Side of Art

Nest, Den Haag

Galicica: Topographies of Myth

SOKOL, Nowy Sacz

A Parliament of Lines

ECAC, Scotland

Le miroir et l'encyclopedie

Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris

2011

A Million Miles from Home

The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone

As the World turns: New Art from London

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

2010

Recent British Sculpture

GRIMM, curated by Tom Morton, Amsterdam

British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet

Hayward Touring Exhibition, touring to: Nottingham (Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle Museum, New Art Exchange), London (Hayward Gallery), Glasgow (Centre for Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Tramway), Plymouth (Peninsula Arts, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth College of Art)

Acquisition presentation Contemporary Drawings

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Languages and Experimentations

Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, Trento

2009

Life Forms

Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

Walking in my mind

Hayward Gallery, London

A Duck for Mr. Darwin

BALTIC, Gateshead

Altermodern: Fourth Tate Triennial

Tate Britain, Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, London

Drawing 2009 Biennal Fundraiser

The Drawing Room, London

2008

Scotland and Venice 2003, 2005, 2007, Charles Avery, Simon Starling and Cathy Wilkes

The Pier, Orkney

Made Up, International Festival of Contemporary Art, 5th Liverpool Biennial

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Irony and Gesture

Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Artfutures 2008

Bloomberg Space, London

2007

Scotland and Venice

52nd Venice Biennale, Venice

The Lyon Biennale 2007, Lyon

The Athens Biennale, Athens

Every Eye Sees Differently as The Eye

The Drawing Room, London

Timer

Triennial Bovisa, Milan

Welcome to my world

Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd., London

Ironie der objekte

MUSEION Museum fur moderne und zeitgenossische Kunst, Bolzano

2006

Charles Avery and Keith Wilson

Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd., London

Flip

Francois Ghebaly/Chung King Project, Los Angeles

2005

Sculpture Garden

Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London

Memphis

Flaca, London

Theoroma

Musee d’Art Contemporain, Avignon

Inaugurazione Nuovo Spazio

Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome

2004

Premio del Golfo

La Spezia, Italy

Jerwood Drawing Prize

La Spezia, Italy

Trailer

Man in the Holocene, London

Io mi ricordo

Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome

2003

Il premio per la Giovanne Arte Italiana

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Love over Gold

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Necessary kids, Charles Avery, Piotr Uklanski, Costa Vece

Gallerie Civico d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Sicily

Dark Shadows

Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles

Works on paper

Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

Prospects Drawing Prize

Truman Brewery, London

2002

Contemporary Art project

Museum of Modern Art, Seattle

A measure of distance

Magnani, London

Jerwood Drawing Prize

Jerwood Space, London touring to MAC Birmingham; Glasgow School of Art; EICH Gallery, Hull; The Lowry, Manchester

Prospects Drawings Prize

Truman Brewery, London

Supersonic and Alien

S.A.L.E.S., Rome

Flights of Reality

Turnpike Gallery, Leigh

Flights of Reality

Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (group show with Keith Tyson, Grace Weir, Keith Wilson and Matthew Ritchie)

2001

Ghosty

Mille Eventi, Milan

Works on paper

S.A.L.E.S., Rome

2000

Made Space

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, touring to Changing Room, Stirling

Drawing

Percy Miller Gallery, London

Innuendo

Dee/Glasoe Gallery, New York

Made Space

Pekao Gallery, Toronto

1999

Surveying the lanscape

Lombard Freid Gallery, New York

Selection from the Files

Nylon, London

The British on paper

Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy

Untiled

Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

DRAW

Ten in One Gallery, Chicago

Fine Line

Duncan Cargill Gallery, London