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LECTURE

Nathaniel Mellors


Dates:

28.01.16

Nathaniel Mellors (B. Doncaster, 1974) is an artist who lives and works in Amsterdam & Los Angeles. His work often takes the form of absurdist fantasy used to address serious themes. Mellors script-writing is in a long-standing reciprocal relationship with sculpture and mediating technologies. He writes and produces film and video with a recurrent group of actor-collaborators including Richard Bremmer (Harry Potter, Control), David Birkin, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars), Johnny Vivash & Patrick Kennedy (Atonement, War Horse). Mellors also makes collaborative artworks with Chris Bloor, is a co-founder of Junior Aspirin Records and performs music with the group God in Hackney. He is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and an advisor at the Rijkskademie, Amsterdam.

Recent exhibitions include NEW_CAVE_ART_NOW, Stigter van Doesburg (2014); The Sophisticated Neanderthal, art:concept, Paris (2014); HAMMER Museum, Los Angeles (2014), Ourhouse E.3 feat. BAD COPY, Matt's Gallery, London & Salle de Bains, Lyon 2012; I.C.A., London (2011); SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (2011) and Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (2011), Modest Proposals for Radical Borgeoisie, De Hallen, Haarlem (2015), The Great Acceleration – Taipei Biennial (2014); ILLUMInations - the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); British Art Show 7 - In The Days of the Comet (2010-11); Altermodern, Tate Triennial (2009) and Biennale de Lyon (2007). In 2014 Mellors won the UK Contemporary Art Society Prize with Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, where a commissioned film work will premiere in February 2016.

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