JAMES R FORD

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1980 Born in Frimley (UK)
Currently lives and works in Wellington (NZ)
 
EDUCATION
 
2004-05 PG Dip Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
1999-02 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
1998-99 Foundation Art & Design, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK
   
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
   
2012 Tongue-Tied and Tired, {Suite} Gallery, Wellington, NZ (upcoming)
2011 Air of the Irrational, The Tower, Wapping Project, London, UK
Zero Expectations, Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2010 Smash N Tag, Taranaki Street, Wellington, NZ
2009 Too Orangey For Crows, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, NZ
Only Boring People Get Bored, FERREIRA PROJECTS, London, UK
2008 Duchamp Played Chess; I Made Cranes, FERREIRA PROJECTS, London, UK
2004 Backseat Tuna Town, Taxi Gallery, Cambridge, UK
2003 Crème Brulee: The Art of House Gymnastics, Northern Lights Gallery, Bristol, UK; Brahm Gallery, Leeds, UK
   
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
   
2012 Never Mind the Pollocks, curated by James R Ford, Paul Nache Gallery, Gisborne, NZ (upcoming)
Never Mind the Pollocks, curated by James R Ford, {Suite} Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2011 Two Sides of the Same Coin, The Russian Frost Farmers, Wellington, NZ
Emergence, Auckland Art Week, Auckland, NZ
Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2011, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ
Airline, ABC Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
Cliftons Art Prize 2011, The Majestic Centre, Wellington, NZ
Recent Acquisitions: Part II, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
2010 Enjoy Recipes Illustrated, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, NZ
Geometry Is Never Wrong, W+K, London, UK
At Play 2, South Hill Park, Bracknell, UK
Spreading Blankets on the Beach, JJ Morgan & Co, Wellington, NZ
2009 Summer Group Show, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ Encounters with Scale, Portman Gallery, London, UK Sale, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK
2008 Irregular Pulse, FERREIRA PROJECTS, London, UK
PURE_drawing+illustration, FERREIRA PROJECTS, London, UK
2007 Designersblock @ 100% Design Tokyo, Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan
Stick*Stamp*Fly, Gasworks, London, UK
4C: SightSeeing Tour, GUM Factory, Saatchi & Saatchi, London, UK
Driven, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK
Extreme Crafts, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Feel Good Feel Bad Boys and Girls, Lange Gasse 28, Ausberg, Germany
2006 GIFT, Museum MAN, Liverpool, UK
Your Gallery@The Guardian, The Guardian Newsroom Gallery, London, UK
Objects in Waiting, End Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Knock Down Ginger, MyHouse Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Kitson Kaleidoscope, Kitson Road, London, UK
Terrible Toy Fair III, CBGB Art Gallery, New York, USA
Another Product - Britishness, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
2005 Never Finished, Always Ready, 75 Brushfield Street, London, UK
Bound_less, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2004 Pictoplasma Conference, Cafe Moskau, Berlin, Germany
Exhibit.001 (Nth-Art), Ols $ Co Gallery, London, UK
2003 Re-Form, The Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Trailing Cables, PEA Gallery & 291 Gallery, London, UK
Disposable Generation, Bridlesmith Gate Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Made@Home, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
2002 Blueprint, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2001 Starbucks, Sex and Space Invaders, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Curried Trout, The Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham, UK
 
PRIZES AND AWARDS
   
2011 Finalist, Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2011, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ
Finalist, Cliftons Art Prize 2011, The Majestic Centre, Wellington, NZ
2005 AHRC Postgraduate Award, UK
2004 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, East Midlands x 2
2003 Winner - Net Art Category - Playstation2 Award
   
   
RESIDENCES
   
2009 Artist in Residence, 33 things to do before you're 10, FERREIRA PROJECTS, London, UK
2008 Artist in Residence, Duchamp Played Chess; I Made Cranes, FERREIRA PROJECTS, London, UK
2004 PVA LabCulture, ArtSway, New Forest, Hampshire, UK
   
BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
   
2011 OVER UNDER AND AROUND, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ
Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2011, exhibition catalogue, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ
Airline: an international drawing show, exhibition catalogue, ABC Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
Zero Expectations, exhibition catalogue, Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2010 The Second Enjoy Five Year Retrospective Catalogue, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2008 Duchamp Played Chess; I Made Cranes, FERREIRA PROJECTS, UK
2007 4C: SightSeeing Tour, GUM Factory, UK
2006 GROK: An Introduction to New Media Art, Interactive CD-ROM, Rhizome.org
2004 House Gymnastics, Random House/Ebury Press, UK
   
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
   
2011 Feeney, W., Examining Drawing, EyeContact, published online 13 July
2010 Amery, M., FORD V NISSAN, The Dominion Post (NZ), 22 July
Meehan, P., James R Ford: Smash N Tag, Jotta Magazine, 20 July
Pulverised car as art, The Dominion Post (NZ), 19 July
Fox, M., Bertos keen to join in on revenge demolition of car, The Dominion Post (NZ), 06 July
2009 Culture Check, The Dominion Post (NZ), 26 August
Hunter, A., REVIEW: Only Boring People Get Bored, Art Journal Online, 4 March
Essential things to see and do this month, Grafik, Issue no.171, March
Recommended exhibitions this month, Art World, UK/Int'l Edition - Issue 9, Feb / Mar
News in Pictures, Design Week, 22 January
2008 London for Free: James R Ford, Metro (London), 24 April
Essential things to see and do this month, Grafik, Issue no.161, April
2007 Pick of the Month - 4C: SightSeeing Tour, Creative Review, August
2006 Maynard, G., I stuck 4,342 toy cars on my old motor, Daily Express, 27 November
Phillips, A., From Ford Capri to General Lee, Southwark News, 7 September
Denes, M., Curate your own exhibition, The Guardian (G2), 6 September
Wilson, J., The art of smoking, LeftLion Magazine, Issue no.10, Spring
Eisele, K., Mex sport: House Gymnastics, Mex magazine (Switzerland), April
2005 Pepper, T., Making their own breaks, Newsweek International, 26 Sep - 3 Oct
Marchen, J., Hjemmefitness, Berlingske Tidende newspaper (Denmark), 9 April
2004 Hughes, G., Bogey Ball, Bizarre Magazine, Issue no.89, August
Perbos, L., Blanco, S., Latherrade, F., Do it Yourself, Buy-Sellf, Issue no.4 (France), May
Hearn, K., Chocolate starfish goes online, BBC-i Beds, Herts and Bucks (www.bbc.co.uk), published online 18 March
Poulson, A., But is it art?: General Carbuncle, Dazed&Confused, March
2003 Adams, T., Tips for a happy new you, The Observer, 28 December
Shields, A., Frothy table reading, Time Out London, 10-17 December
Eyre, H., How extreme is your house?, The Independent on Sunday, 07 December
The Most Remarkable things in Culture this Month, Esquire Magazine, December
The World in Pictures, Hello! Magazine, Issue no.784, 30 September
Moore, C., The Spectator's Notes, The Spectator, 13 September
Wood, L., How to muscle in at home, Metro Newspaper, 19 August
Zweifel, P., Don't try this at home: Jackass in the Living room, 20 Minuten Newspaper, Basel, Switzerland, 7 May
Kwok, D., Inside the World of House Gymnastics, Tablet Newspaper, Seattle, USA, Issue no.66, April
Jenkins, W., Driving me up the wall, Dazed&Confused, February