Artist: Tim Etchells

TIM  ETCHELLS                                                                                                                                                        

Tim  Etchells  is  an  artist  and  a  writer  based  in  the  UK.  His  work  ranges  from  performance  to  video,   photography,  text  projects,  installation  and  fiction.    

He  has  worked  in  a  wide  variety  of  contexts,  notably  as  the  leader  of  the  world-­renowned  Sheffield-­ based  performance  group  Forced  Entertainment  (1984  – present  day)  and  in  collaboration  with  visual   artists,  choreographers  and  photographers.  He  is  currently  Professor  of  Performance  at  Lancaster   University.  

For  more  information  see:  www.timetchells.com  |  www.forcedentertainment.com.  

Education:  B.A  First  Class,  English  and  Drama,  Exeter  University.  Graduated  1984.  

Current:    

Artistic  Director,  Forced  Entertainment  (1984-­present  day).  

Professor  of  Performance,  Lancaster  University.  

 

Bursaries/Fellowships/Awards      

Spalding  Gray  Award,  2016  

Significant  Contribution  Award  -­  for  Forced  Entertainment  – Total  Theatre  2015    

Artist  of  the  City:  Lisbon,  Portugal,  2014  

Bessie  ‘Outstanding  Sound  Design  and  Composition’ Award  (New  York)  for  The  Quiet  Volume   installation/performance  with  Ant  Hampton  2013.  

Off-­West  End  Theatre  Award  for  Forced  Entertainment  performance  ‘Tomorrow’s  Parties’,  2013  

Spill  Festival:  Thinker  in  Residence,  Spill,  London,  April,  2013.  

Exodos  Festival,  Ljubljana:  Guest  Curator,  2013  Edition.  

Northern  Art  Prize,  long  list  nomination,  2011  and    2012.  

Visiting  Honorary  Professor.  School  of  Arts,  Roehampton  University  (2010-­2012)    

Visiting  Professor.  Performance  Studies  University  Hamburg  (2010-­2011)  

Legacy:  Thinker  in  Residence  at  Tate  Research  and  LADA  (2009-­2010)  

Creative  Fellowship  in  the  Performing  Arts  (AHRC).    

Department  of  Theatre  Studies,  Lancaster  University  (2004-­2007)  

Patron:  Live  Art  Development  Agency,  London.    

Honorary  doctorate  from  Dartington  College  of  Arts  (2006),  recognizing  contribution  to  writing  in  the   field  of  contemporary  performance.  

IASPIS  Studio  Programme  Residency.  Stockholm,  2003.  

Senior  Research  Fellow.  The  Nottingham  Trent  University  Live  Art  Research  Unit  (2000-­2001).  

 

CV  in  four  parts  – selected  exhibitions  in  visual  arts,  selected  performances  with  Forced   Entertainment,  selected  other  performances,  selected  keynotes,  lectures  and  publications.

1.  Selected  Exhibitions/Presentations  (Visual  Art)    

   2016  

The  Alternative  Document,  group  show  at Project  Space  Plus,  University  of  Lincoln,  12th  February  -­ 11th  March.  

More  Noise,  solo  show,  Bloomberg  SPACE,  London,  UK,  14th  January  -­  12th  March    

   2015  

Art Text,  group  exhibition,  Gallery  of  North  China,  Tangshan,  China,  12  – 28  October  

And  for  the  Rest  (Basel),  Poster  installation  project  in  public  space  Basel,  October.  

For  Now,  solo  show,  Plymouth  Arts  Centre,  Plymouth,  25  September  2015  – 3  January  2016.  

Periodic  Tales:  The  Art  of  the  Elements,  group  exhibition,  Compton  Verney,  Warwickshire,  3  October  – 13  December.  

Risk,  group  exhibition,  Turner  Contemporary,  Margate,  October  10  2015  – January  17  2016.    

Island  (Adaptation  II),  group  exhibition,  g39  Gallery,  Cardiff,  3  July  – 12  September  2015.  

Softly  Overrripe,  HaHa  Gallery,  Southampton,  group  show,  4  – 18  July.  

Kunstenfestival  WATOU,  Belgium,  group  show,  4  July  – 30  August.  

In  An  Absolut  World  True  Taste  Comes  Naturally,  group  show,  Camberwell  Space,  London,  April   2015.  

The  Facts  on  the  Ground,  solo  show,  VITRINE  Gallery,  London,  March  2015.  

The  Cipher  &  The  Frame,  group  show,  Cubitt,  London,  March,  2015.  

2014                                                             

MirrorCity,  Hayward  Gallery,  London,  October  2014.  

Where  the  Heart  Is  – neon  sign,  permanent  public  space  commission  for  Algernon  Firth  Building,   Leeds,  June  2014.    

Electric  Words  -­Newly  commissioned  and  existing  neons  in  locations  around  Lisbon.     Sat  24  May  — 09  Nov  2014.  

The  Part  In  The  Story  Where  A  Part  Becomes  A  Part  Of  Something  Else,  Witte  de  With,  Rotterdam,   22  May  — 17  Aug  2014.  

Natalie  Gorgeous  – posters  project  -­  Subway  Gallery,  Middlesborough  – May  2014.  

Order  Cannot  Help  You  Now,  Argos  in  Kunstenfestivaldearts,  Brussels,  3  May  – 29  June  2014.  

And  For  The  Rest  (Posters  Project),  Kunstenfestivaldearts,  Brussels,  15  April  – 24  May 2014  

The  Language  of  Lists  /  Text  Festival,  group  show,  Bury  Art  Museum,  Bury  3  May  – 9  July  2014  

Could  Be,  LED  sign,  temporary  commission  for  Bochum,  April  2014  -­  Autumn  2014.    

Who  Knows,  neon  sculptures,  Contemporary  Art  Gallery  Vancouver,  Canada,  January  2014 

   2013  

A  Stitch  in  Time.  Permanent  public  space  LED  commission  for  Lumiere  Derry-­Londonderry  as  part  of   UK  City  of  Culture  2013.  (November  2013).  

A  Buddy  for  a  Text,  Forum  Stadtpark,  Graz,  November  8th  -­  December  7th.  

An  Exhibition  -­  an  Event  -­  Jeu  de  Paume,  Paris.  Curated  by  Mathieu  Copeland.  May  28th  to   September  1st  2013.  

Texas  Contemporary,  Jenkins  Johnson  Gallery,  San  Francisco,  CA.  

Just  Do  It   Cornerhouse,  Manchester  

Acts  of  Voicing,  Total  Museum  of  Contemporary  Art,  Seoul,  Korea.  

What  is  and  What  is  Possible,  solo  show.  Gallery  Jakopic,  Ljubljana,  26  March  – 28  April.  

Version  Control,  Arnolfini,  Bristol  with  commissioned  work;;  Untitled  (After  Violent  Incident)  video   installation  with  performance,  (1  February  – 21  April  2013).  

Brouillon  /  Beau  Travail  Argos  Museum,  Brussels.  Gallery  performance  project.  (23/24  Feb  2013).  

   2012  

"Wenn  der  Löwe  sprechen  könnte,  wir  könnten  Ihn  nicht  verstehen"  (when  the  lion  could  speak,  we   wouldn't  understand  him),  (Ludwig  Wittgenstein)  -­  Geukens  &  De  Vil,  Knokke,  Belgium.  03/08  -­   09/09/2012.    

Acts of  Voicing,  Stuttgart  Kunstverein  (October  2012)  feat  Void  Story   Exhibition  version  (3  screen   video  and  sequence  of  prints)  

Baltic  Triennial  (Mindaugas),  Contemporary  Art  Centre  (CAC),  Vilnius.  Lithuania.  24  August–9   September  2012.  

Be  Stone  No  More.  Online  digital  video  project.  Commissioned  by  The  Royal  Shakespeare  Company   for  My  Shakespeare.    

Hearts  of  Darkness  /  A  Room  for  London  – Artangel  commission.  September  2012.    

Will  Be..  permanent  public-­space  neon  installation,  Theatre  Mousonturm,  Frankfurt.  October  2012.    

Empty  Stages,  solo  exhibition,  collaboration  with  Hugo  Glendinning.  Festival  D’Avignon,  France,  July-­ August,  2012.    

Certain  Cancellations.  Project  for  Manifesta  9  Official  Parallel  Events  Programme.  June  2012.  

PHOTO:  Musee  de  la  Danse,  three  person  show.  Musee  de  la  Danse,  Rennes,  France.  March  2012.  

The  Curators  Egg,  Anthony  Reynolds  Gallery,  London.  February  2012.  

   2011  

Lumiere,  Durham,  UK.  17-­20  November.  

From  Afar,  solo  show.  Bunkier  Sztuki,  Krakow,  Poland.  October  2011.  

Family  Matters:  The  Family  in  British  Art  at  Norwich  Castle  Museum  &  Art  Gallery,  touring  to   Museums  Sheffield  and  Tate  Britain.  September  2011  to  September  2012.    

Lewis  Glucksman  Gallery,  Cork,  Ireland.  Group  show,  curated  by  Matthew  Packer.  July  2011.  

Photomusee  De  La  Danse   installation  project  commissioned  for  Avignon  Festival  as  part  of  Boris   Charmatz’s  Musee  De  la  Danse.  July  2011.  

Contemporary  Art  at  Festivals,  Up  Projects/Shangri-­La/Glastonbury  Commission.  July  2011.    

Too  late,  too  little,  (and  how)  to  fail  gracefully',  KunstFort  Asperen,  the  Netherlands.  Curated  by  Bik   van  der  Pol.  June  -­  September  2011.    

No  Network.  1st  Time  Machine  Biennale  of  Contemporary  Art.  D-­O  ARK  Underground.  Atomic  shelter   Konjic,.Bosnia  and  Herzegovina,  Curated  by  Branislav  Dimitrijević and  Petar  Ćuković ,  May  -­  October  

T_XT_RT,  Jenkins  Johnson  Gallery,  New  York.  Group  Show.  May  2011.    

Be  Another  You,  collaboration  with  Norma  Jean.  Objectif  Exhibitions,  Antwerp,  Belgium.  April  2011  

For  Real!,  Kunst  Halle  St  Gallen.  Group  Show.  Curated  by  Giovanni  Carmine.  January  2011  

T_XT_RT,  Jenkins  Johnson  Gallery,  San  Francisco.  Group  Show.  January  2011   2010  

In  Between  Time,  Group  Show,  Bristol,  UK.  

Weston-­Super-­Mare  – Situations,  Wonders  of  Weston  permanent  public  sculpture  commissions.   October    

2010  

The  Night  Pleases  Us...  October  Salon,    Belgrade,  Serbia.,  Curated  by  Celia  Prado.  October  – November  2010  

M  HKA,  Antwerp.  Group  Show  around  the  work  of  architect  René Braem,  curated  by  Win  Van  den   Abbeele.  September  -­  November  2010  

Le  Printemps  de  Septembre—à Toulouse.  Group  show.  September  2010  

Aiichi  Trienale,  Over  the  Table,  New  commission  (with  Vlatka  Horvat).  Nagoya,  Japan.  August  2010  

Fog  Game.  Solo  Show.  Künstlerhaus  Bremen.  September  2010  

The  Moon  is  An  Arrant  Thief,  Group  Show,  The  David  Roberts  Art  Foundation,  London  July  2010  

Latitude  Art,  commissioned  installation  work  for  Latitude  festival  site.  Curated  by  Ben  Borthwick   Melvin  Benn,  Louise  Gray,  Anne  Hilde  Neset,  Ami  Jade  Cadillac.  June  2010  

RECHERCHEN  10:  Behauptungen  (Propositions)  curated  by  boldt+vollmer,  ATELIERFRANKFURT  at   Mousonturm  Frankfurt,  Germany,  8  June  2010.  

Neons/SMS  Performance.  New  commissions  for  Norfolk  &  Norwich  Festival,  May  2010  

Tim  Etchells,  Solo  Show.  Gasworks,  London.  February  2010    

   2009  

 

Empty  Stages,  collaboration  with  Hugo  Glendinning,  as  part  of  group  show  ‘Performance',  Peter  Scott   Gallery,  Lancaster,  9  Nov-­4  Dec  2009.  

The  Malady  of  Writing,  MACBA,  Barcelona.  Curated  by  Chus  Martinez  October  2009      

Goteborg  Biennale,  What  A  Wonderful  World.  Curated  by  Celia  Prado.  October  2009  

After  Architecture,  CASM  (Arts  Santa  Mònica),  Barcelona.  June  -­  September  2009  

DLA  Piper  Series:  This  is  Sculpture,  Tate  Liverpool.  New  commissioned  work  and  co-­curation  of   Performing  Sculpture  section.  May  2009  – February  2010.  

Fusebox,  Austin  Texas,  USA.  April  2009  

Roll  It  To  Me,  Collective  Gallery,  Edinburgh,  March  -­  May  2009  

The  Kiss  Of  A  Lifetime  {Part  1}  Rogue  Project  Space  – Rogue  Artists  Studios,  Manchester.  Feb  2009  

Drama  Queens.  Centres  Pompidou  (Paris),  performance  for  sculptures  created  in  collaboration  with   Elmgreen  and  Dragset.    

2008  

Speaking  Out  Loud,  Netherlands  Media  Art  Institute.  Curated  by  Susanne  Jaschko. November  2008  – January  2009  

City  Changes,  Solo  project  at  PACT/Zollverien,  October  2008.  

Fressen  Oder  Fliegen,  Art  into  Theatre/Theatre  into  Art.  Hebbel  Theatre  Berlin.  

Skank  Bloc  Bologna  – artists  publication/multiple  project,  launched  at  The  NY  ArtBook  Fair,   November  2008  

Drama  Queens  at  Art  Basel  and  The  Old  Vic  Theatre  (London),  performance  for  sculptures  created  in   collaboration  with  Elmgreen  and  Dragset.  

In  Extremis  #3,  Toulouse,  May  2008  

Manifesta  7,  Rovereto,  Italy.  Two  projects  – City  Changes  and  Art  Flavours.  Curated  by  Adam  Budak.   July  – September  2008  

Wait Here… Butcher’s  Project Space, London. Solo  show, Curated  by  Ben  Borthwick.  July 2008  

ArtFutures,  Contemporary  Art  Society,  Bloomberg  Space,  London.  March  2008  

To  Bring  Down  a  House.  A  project  for  Home  Works  IV:  A  Forum  On  Cultural  Practices  at  Sfeir  -­  Semler   Gallery,  Curated  by  Christine  Tohme.  Beirut,  April  2008  

Solo  Screenings,  Leeds  Metropolitan  University,  Studio  Theatre  &  Gallery,  Leeds  &  The  Junction,   Cambridge,  March  2008  

Yes,  No  &  Other  Options,  Art  Sheffield  08,  Millennium  Galleries  Sheffield.  Curated  by  Jan  Verwoert.   February  2008.    

Skipping  the  Page,  The  Center  for  Book  Arts,  New  York,  January  -­  March  2008    

   2007  

Long  Relay  (with  Adrian  Heathfield)  – internet  writing/performance  event  for  Serpentine  Gallery/Olafur   Eliasson  and  Hans  Ulrich  Obrist's  Experiment  Marathon  October  2007  

One  Hundred  and  Three  People,  solo  show,  Sketch,  London,  September  -­  November  2007  

Ein  zweites  Leben  (A  Second  Life),  Stadtgalerie  Pavilion  /  Loge  in  Bern,  September  -­  October  2007    

Books  and  ephemera  from  Piece  of  Paper  Press,  1994-­2007,  Arnolfini  Bookshop,  Arnolfini,  Bristol,   July  -­  August  2007  

Drama  Queens, Skulptur  Projekte  Münster  -­  performance  for  sculptures  created  in  collaboration  with   Elmgreen  and  Dragset.    

The  Sheffield  Pavillion,  Documenta  XIV  and  Venice  Biennale  2007.  Featured  commissioned  project   City  Changes  14.  

Black  &  White,  group  show.  Ibid  Projects,  London.  

Video  Program,  PACT,  Essen,  Germany.  

   2006  

Neon,  group  show.  Exit  Art,  New  York,  USA.  

Between  Acts,  group  show.  Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany.

Project  2023,  group  show.    Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Singapore  Fringe  Video  Program  

British  Pavilion,  Venice  Biennale  of  Architecture  (cat.)  Project:  The  True  Meaning  of  Things  Lies  in   Their  Use,  collaboration  with  Hugo  Glendinning.  For  Echo  Cities:  British  Pavillion  at  the  Venice    Bienale  of  Architecture.  Conceived  and  developed  by  Jeremy  Till  with  Ian  Anderson,  Ruth  Ben-­Tovim,   Tim  Etchells,  Hugo  Glendinning,  Jim  Prevett,  Trish  O’Shea,  Martyn  Ware  &  Sarah  Wigglesworth.    

Protections.  Kunsthaus  Graz.  Graz,  Austria.  Curated  by  Adam  Budak  and  Christine  Peters.  (cat.)

Action  Adventure,  group  show.  Canada  Gallery,  New  York,  USA  

e-­flux  Video  Rental.  Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle,  Budapest;;  Extra  City  Center  for  Contemporary  Art,   Brussels.  Toured  to  numerous  venues  internationally.  

   2005  

Ten  People  Smiling  (collaboration  with  Vlatka  Horvat).  Part  of  Performa  05  Biennial  of  Performance.   Artists  Space,  New  York,  USA.  

e-­flux  Video  Rental.  e-­flux,  New  York;;  Kunst  Werke,  Berlin;;  Portikus,  Frankfurt;;  Manifesta  Foundation,   Amsterdam;;  The  Moore  Space,  Miami;;  Insa  Art  Space,  Seoul.  

Listen.  International  Film  Festival  Rotterdam.  

Money  For  Nice  (collaboration  with  Vlatka  Horvat).  Commission  for  Art+Money  program.  Victoria  and   Albert  Museum,  London.    

Museum  of  Contemporary  Art,  Strasbourg.      

Day  Trippers.  Saint  Margaret's  Church  Ale  Performance  Festival.  home,  Suffolk.  

   2004  

Between  the  Wars.  Siemens  Art  Program,  Stuttgart,  Germany.  Curated  by  Joachim  Gerstmeier.     

Old  Habits  Die  Hard.  Sparwasser  HQ,  Berlin;;  Norwich  Gallery;;  Hamburger  Bahnhof,  Berlin;;   Kunstnernes  Hus,  Oslo;;  Platform  Garanti  Contemporary  Art  Centre,  Istanbul;;  Motorenhalle,  Dresden;;   Yeans  /  Rex  /  Galleri  Box  Kungshöjd,  Goteborg.  

Museum  of  Contemporary  Art,  Antwerp.    

Opera  North  Resonance.  London,  Leeds  and  Nottingham.  

Kunstraum  Baden,  Switzerland  

Group  Dynamics.  Part  of  Zagreb  – Cultural  Capital  3000  Platform,  Zagreb,  Croatia.  (cat.)  

Fondation  Cartier,  Paris,  France.    

Around  Narrative.  One  Take  Film  Festival  -­  Kino  Tuskanac,  Zagreb,  Croatia.  (cat.)  

Institute  of  Failure  (collaboration  with  Matthew  Goulish).  Museum  of  Contemporary  Art,  Chicago,   USA.    

   2003  

Searches.  Kunstlerhaus  Mousonturm,  Frankfurt,  Germany.    

Insults  &  Praises  (collaboration  with  Vlatka  Horvat).  Kulturhuset  Stockholm,  Sweden.    

La  Guerre – Editions  MIX.  Palais  de  Tokyo,  Paris,  France.  

Dead  Air/The  Inner  Voice  (collaboration  with  Asta  Groting).  Kunstlerhaus  Mousonturm,  Frankfurt,   Germany.  

Institute  of  Failure  (collaboration  with  Matthew  Goulish).  Fondation  Cartier,  Paris;;  National  Review  of   Live  Art,  Glasgow.    

   2002  

Institute  of  Failure  (collaboration  with  Matthew  Goulish).  Saatchi  Headquarters,  London.  

Potential  Hits.  Chapman  Gallery,  Salford.  

Run  Motherfucker  Run  (collaboration  with  Manix  de  Nix).  Various  venues.    

   2001  

Rumours,  group  show.  Fri  Art.  

Void  Spaces,  group  show.  Chapter  Art  Centre,  Cardiff.  

   2000  

Void  Spaces.  Site  Gallery,  Sheffield;;  Chapman  Gallery,  Salford.  (cat)  

The  24.  Public  site  installation  commissioned  by  Bradford  City  Council/The  Culture  Company.  

Surrender  Control.  ICA  – Institute  for  Contemporary  Art,  London.  

Sleuth.  The  Barbican,  London.  

Microwave  Festival  Hong  Kong  &  ArtFuture  Festival  Taipei.  

2.  Selected  Performances  with  Forced  Entertainment.  

All  works  directed  by  Tim  Etchells,  with  text  by  Tim  Etchells  and  the  company.  

   2015  

Complete  Works:  Table  Top  Shakespeare,  Foreign  Affairs  Festival,  Berlin.  June  2015.  

The  Last  Adventures.  Performance  created  with  Lebanese  sound  artist  Tarek  Atoui.     Commission  for  the  Ruhr  Triennial  September  2014,  curated  by  Heiner  Goebbels.     Touring  to  Asian  Arts  Theatre,  Gwangju,  South  Korea.  

The  Notebook,  adaptation  of  the  novel  by  Ágota  Kristóf.  Perofmrnaces  in  Manchester,  London,   Huddersfield,  Edinburgh,  Riga,  Zurich,  Stockholm.    

   2014  

The  Possible  Impossible  House – Forced  Entertainment’s  first  work  specifically  for  children  and  young   people.  World  Premiere*  Barbican,  London  17  -­  29  December  2014.  Forthcoming.  

The  Notebook  – adaptation  of  the  novel  by  Ágota  Kristóf   World  Premiere*  PACT,  Essen,  9-­10  May  2014.  

UK  Premiere  LIFT,  London  24  – 26  June,  Festival  headline  at  Latitude  Festival,  Suffolk  19  – 20  July   Sheffield  Theatres,  Autumn  2014.  

The  Last  Adventures.  New  performance  created  with  Lebanese  sound  artist  Tarek  Atoui.     Commission  for  the  Ruhr  Triennial  September  2014,  curated  by  Heiner  Goebbels.     Touring  to  Tanz  Quartier,  Vienna,  Gesseneralle,  Zurich,  Mousonturm  Frankfurt  and  Fierce   Festival/Warcik  Arts  Centre  ,UK  (Spring  2014).  

     2013  

Tomorrow’s  Parties.    

UK  Premiere*  Crucible  Studio,  Sheffield,  3  -­  4  October  2013,  Tramway,  Glasgow,  11  

October  2013,    Live  at  LICA,  Lancaster,  15  -­  16  October  2013,  Warwick  Arts  Centre,  Coventry  22  -­  24   October  2013,  The  Junction,  Cambridge,  23  October  2013,  Arnolfini,  Bristol,  25  -­  26 &nb