Atop the Loam (A Forester), 2009
wood, hessian, Loden coat, casting foam, glitter, black beans, pigment, plastic, 205 x 65 x 45cm

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Steven Claydon_

Born in 1969, lives and works in London


MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, London.

BA (Hons.) Fine Art: Painting, Chelsea School of Art & Design, London

Solo Exhibitions

Ancient Set/Fictional Pixel, Dublin
Salle Des Bains, Lyon
Dennis Kimmerich, New York

HOTEL, London
David Kordansky Gallery, LA

The Ground is Good, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
The Fifth Dimension, curated by Andrea Bellini, Artissima, Turin
Two Times New Horizon, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan

The Ancient Set and The Fictional Pixel, Film Installations and Performance, Serpentine Pavillion, London
Osram and Omar, HOTEL, London
The Ancient Set, International Project Space, Bournville, Birmingham
A & not A, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf

New Valkonia, David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Courtesy Of The Neighbourhood Watch, White Columns, New York
The Glidded Baum, Art Statement, Art Basel 37, Switzerland

All Across the Thready Eye, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf
Fear of a Planet, HOTEL, London

The Third of the Third, Hoxton Distillery London (Solo)

Five works in lieu of a particle accelerator, two-person collaborative exhibition (with Neil Chapman), greengrassi, London

Selected Exhibitions and Events

British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, London, Nottingham, Plymouth, Glasgow
Bruderkreig Sound System, ICA, London
Forward facing Lemon Yellow Eyes, British Art Show, Hayward Gallery, London
Norway Biennale

Goldene Zeiten, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Head, The Approach, London
Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London

Newspeak, British Art Now, The State Museum Hermitage, St.Petersburg
The Dark Monarch, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall
Dune, The Drawing Room, London; Plymouth Arts Centre
Depression, Marres Centre of Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
Le Sang d’un poet, FRAC, Nantes
I Giovani Che Visitano le Nostre Rovine Non vi Vedono Che uno Stile, GAM Galleria di Arte Moderna, curated by Form/Content, Turin
Remote Memories, Kai 10, Dusseldorf
The Sculpture Show,V22, London

Homage to Modern Art, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
The Show will be titled after its end, Form/Content, London
The Ancient Set, International Project Space, Bourneville
Busan Biennial, Busan, South Korea
Novel, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin
In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland

Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring, curated by Steven Claydon, Camden Arts Centre, London
Sympathy for the Devil, Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (touring).

The Affirmation, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
Effigies, Modern Art, London
Nueva Dimension, curated by Nick Evans, Hatsplus, London,
Steve Claydon, Jacob Dahl Jürgensen, Jiri Kovanda, Anselm Reyle, Xavier Veilhan, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Old School, Hauser and Wirth Colnaghi, London, and Zwirner and Wirth, New York
Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol
Come Into The Open, Opening Exhibition Projekt 0047, Oslo
Gallery Swap, HOTEL at Guido Baudach, Berlin
Sympathy For The Devil, Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago
New Valconia, David Kordansky, Los Angeles (Solo)

The Metal Bridge, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow
Deep Into That Darkness Peering, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
Rings of Saturn, Tate Modern, London
Keep passing the open windows or happiness, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Dereconstruction, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, curated by Matthew Higgs
Writing the Strobe, curated by Andrew Hunt, Dicksmith Gallery, London
White Columns, New York (Solo)
Statements, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Ossian Ward, Steven Claydon, a hybrid history of the avant-hard, The Art Newspaper, Basel, June 14

Time Lines, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westphalen, Düsseldorf
Flies Around the Fury Flotsam, Curators Space, London
Odiseado Tra Tempo, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich, curated by Charlotte Mailler
Paris – Londres: Le Voyage Interieur, Espace Electra, Paris, curated by Alex Farquharson
Even a Stopped Clock Tells the Right Time Twice a Day, curated by Tom Morton, ICA London
Post no Bills, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York
Clouds of Witness, Islington Town Hall, London
From Earth, film, Light Box, Tate Britain, London
Jack too Jack, live performance, Portikus, Frankfurt
Jack too Jack, live performance, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
Jack too Jack, live performance, Rio Cinema, London
All Across The Thready Eye, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf (Solo)
Fear of a Planet, HOTEL, London (Solo)
Remixed Water, live performance, Manchester.

The Devil Hates Good Art, sculpture web-cast, SHOWstudio
The Last Supper, Hoxton Distillery
Remixed Water, collaboration with Lawrence Wiener and Ned Sublet
The Poster The Show 1,2,3... (In The Gathering Darkness, contribution with Neil Chapman), Hoxton Distillery London
Shades of Destructors, live performance, Prince Charles Theatre, London.
Shades of Destructors, live performance, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York.
Shades of Destructors, live performance, Humanist society, London.
Live web-cast of sculpture at Show studio, London

Nibs. Group show curated by Steven Claydon, Hoxton Distillery, London
R.I.P. photographic contribution with Neil Chapman for the Box of the Uncanny, a multiple produced by Christine Walter, Munich.
Strange Greeny from The Sum of the Earth, video screening at Kunstwerk, Berlin
The Sum of the Earth, exhibition of sculpture, installation, video and sound, with Neil Chapman, Hoxton Distillery, London E8

Grey Field Bulge/Tin Foil Blanket, contribution with Neil Chapman for The Poster The Show +1,
group exhibition Hoxton Distillery London

Stepped Series In Response To A Nothing, contribution with Neil Chapman, group exhibition, The
Poster, The Show, The Hoxton Distillery London
It Grows Away, collaboration with Neil Chapman, The Hoxton Distillery London
Loud Like Nature, ADD N TO (X), installation and video, La Box, Borges, France

One Geocrab, film screening as part of Night Stop Cinema, The Week of Small Miracles,, London
Five works in lieu of a particle accelerator, installation with Neil Chapman, Greengrassi, London

The Opposite of a Good Idea, performance with Neil Chapman, Inventory, Volume 3, issue 2, launch, Guy’s Hospital London
Adding N to (X), installation and performance, February and April, Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France

Shrimp-Ice Briefing, Live Arts Event, collaboration with Neil Chapman, ICA, London SW1, 30/5
ADD N TO (X) Dinner Music for Electronic Quartet, ICA London
Live performance of group composition to the film, Paper Moon, in collaboration with Barry Adamson, Nick Cave and Pansonic, Royal Festival Hall, London.

Its A Curse Its A Burden, video installation in group show curated by Glenn Brown, Approach Gallery, London

City Of Gold, Mister Chicks, Peripheral Visionary, Group Show, Eindhoven, Curated by Colin and
Lowe and Roddy Thompson, Holland, May.


Tom Morton, ‘Back to the Future’, Frieze, Issue 117, September, pp.152-157
Sympathy for the Devil, Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, published by MCA Chicago, Ed. Dominic Molon
Tom Morton, ‘Strange Events…’, Frieze, Issue 113, March 2008.
Review of Strange Events Permit Themselves The Luxury of Occurring, Independent on Saturday, 12th January

Keep on On’ing, Art Now, inc. Lizzie Cary Thomas essay, Tate publishing
The New Faces of 2008, Review, The Observer newspaper, 30th December 2007
Harbison, Isobel, Pale Carnage, Untitled, Issue 42, October 2007
Pale Carnage, edited by Martin Clark, Arnolfini
Day, Charlotte, Rings Of Saturn - Tate Modern, Art & Australia, Vol. 44, No.3, Autumn 2007, p.448

Martin Coomer, Steven Claydon, Modern Painters, Dec 2006.
Dan Fox, Simon Reynolds, Music 2005,
Publication for Dereconstruction, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, curated by Matthew Higgs
Jian-Xing Too, review of Le Voyage Intérieur at Espace EDF Electra, Paris, ArtReview,February 2006, p.109.
Alex Farquharson, Le Voyage Interieur, Pais –London, published by Pais Musées

Tom Morton, Selection of 2005, Frieze, December.
Tom Morton, Publication for Even a Stopped Clock Tells the Right Time Twice a Day, ICA, London, August.
Catherine Wood, review of Fear of a Planet at Hotel, Frieze, September
Jessica Lack, preview of Fear of a Planet at Hotel, Guardian Guide, March 19 – 25

Twinterview, Interview with Steve and Paul Claydon, Untitled, No. 25, Summer

Essays and Publications

Steven Claydon, The Ancient Set, published by International Project Space, Bournville

Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring, Filenotes essay, Camden Arts Centre

The Gilded Beams/The Golden Bough, Art Statements, Basel

‘Re-routing, remixed water’, introductory text, Bookworks

‘Total All Out Water’, edition, box set, SHOWstudio.

‘Architecture in Architecture’, Sleazenation.
‘Sometimes Leather’, Underwood Audio 2

‘Autointerview’, with Neil Chapman,

‘The Approach’, with Neil Chapman, Inventory, Vol. 3 Issue 3
‘The Opposite of a Good Idea’, Inventory Vol.3 Issue 2

‘The Fullness that Fills up the Pulse of Durations: The Ambassadors’, CD Box Set, (collaboration with Chris Ofili)

‘Carousel’, with Neal Chapman, pamphlet

Teaching Posts

Goldsmiths College, BAFA.
Visiting tutor Chelsea MA & St Martins MA