CONCERNING
THE BODYGUARD

Participating Artists

Alison Ballance is based in London. Future exhibitions and projects include SGFA::2014: What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound? LCC, London and an article in The Occupied Times: Art, Activism and Politics Autumn 2014. Recent exhibitions include Passport to Pimlico, London 2014; My/Your Art Licks, London 2013; Liminal Space TAP Southend, 2013, Project 0 Jupiter Collaboration, London, 2013; Crossing the Line: Propeller Island 9 X Marks the Bokship London , 2012. She is currently studying for her MFA at Goldsmiths College, graduating 2015.

http://aballance.tumblr.com


Amir Chasson lives and works in London. He completed an MA in Design at Middlesex University (2007) and an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths (2010). Amir’s work was twice selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2009 and 2010). In 2012 Amir won the Abbey Award for a Fellowship at the British School at Rome. Recent shows include: My French Nurse’s Dream, a solo show at Outpost in Norwich (August 2012), New Order at the Saatchi Gallery in London (March 2013), Days of Oil & Gas, a solo show at ArtEco Gallery in London (June 2013) and Limbo Members’ Show at Limbo art space in Margate (March 2014).
http://www.amirchasson.com


Benjamin Orlow (born 1984, Finland) graduated from Goldsmiths in 2012, Lives and works in London. Recent shows include Walking Sideways, ICA London 2013, Carte Blanche, Andorra/Helsinki Contemporary Helsinki 2013, Syndicate III, Gracechurch Street 55 London 2013, Video Dream Mixers, TIL Gallery London 2012, Cash Nexus, AS Gallery Krakow 2012, Startpoint Prize, DOX Center for Contemporary Art Prague 2012 and Victoria Art Center Bucharest 2012, Principios Flexor, Gramatura Project Space Sao Paulo 2012, Laura Morrison & Benjamin Orlow, Studio 1.1 London 2012, Sea Notes Sad News, XL Art Space Helsinki 2012.

https://vimeo.com/benjaminorlow


Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh is based in London and Derry. He obtained an MFA at Goldsmiths College, London, 2010-2012 and was awarded an AHRC Bursary. He has received an individual artist award for the City of Culture Derry 2013 and Catalyst arts Belfast. He co-curated ‘Proxy Special’ at Platform Arts Belfast in March 2014. Ó Dochartaigh was included in the group show ‘Instances of Agreement’, Kao Yuan art center, Taiwan. He screened new work at Chisenhale's 21st Century program and participated in Young London V22, 2012. Ó Dochartaigh completed a residency at Ace art Winnipeg in 2010. He is a member of the curatorial committee and has served on the board at Void Gallery, Derry.
http://www.ciaranodochartaigh.org


Daniel Lichtman, born 1982, is based in New York and London. Solo presentations include the Woodmill, London, National University of Colombia, Bogota and Chashama, New York. Recent and upcoming group exhibitions include the Drawing Center, Bronx Museum of Art, Exit Art and Scaramouche Gallery, in New York, Vox Populi in Philadelphia and the ICA, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Gloucester Cathedral and Flat Time House, in the UK. Residencies include the Drawing Center and the Bronx Museum of Art, New York, Flat Time House, London and the National University of Colombia, Bogota. Daniel completed an MFA at Goldsmiths in 2011.

http://www.danielp73.com


Evariste Maïga was born in Lome, Togo, in 1980 and brought up in Switzerland. 
After completing a BA Visual Communication at the University of Art and Design, Geneva, 
he graduated from Master of Fine Art at Goldsmiths in London in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Estrangement, The Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, 2013 
and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London, 2012.
http://www.evaristemaiga.com


James Iveson (b. 1983, UK) is currently undertaking an MFA at UCLA. He graduated in 2006 with a BA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London. In 2011 he was awarded a Pollock Krasner Grant. Previous solo exhibitions include: Positions, OUTPOST, Norwich (2012) Campaign, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London (2012), House Dressing, Dicksmith Gallery, London. (2010) Previous group exhibitions include, Glaze II, Chez Valentin,Paris (2012) Group Show, Christopher Crescent, London (2012). Boom, Hotel, London (2010). Forthcoming shows include 356 Mission Road and The Pit both in Los Angeles, 2014.
http://jamesiveson.com


Jessica Tsang, b.1984 and raised in Brunei, is a London-based artist who graduated from the Goldsmiths MFA in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Cash Nexus at AS Gallery, Krakow; Staged Relations at Impakt Festival, Utrecht; and Continuum at V22, London. Jessica is a member of working group Institute for Mathematical Sciences, who try to find intersections between art and science. Her film Erdös-Bacon Number was entered into Polish film archive, Ninateka. Recently she has been the recipient of a grant from the AHRC and has completed production residencies at EKWC, ‘s-Hertogenbosch; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester; and Flat Time House, London.

http://www.jessicatsang.com


JL Murtaugh is currently a research student at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, receiving an MFA from Goldsmiths College (2011) and a BFA from Columbia College (2008) following additional studies in design and architecture.

http://jlmurtaugh.com


Laura Morrison b. 1981 is based in London. Recent solo and group projects include Proxy Special at Platform Arts, Belfast 2014, Vivian, Cape Town at CANAL and Furnished Space, London 2013, How to Read World Literature at The Public School, New York 2013 and Void Gallery, Derry in 2013. Residencies: IMS at FlatTimeHouse, London 2013, Open Sessions at The Drawing Center, New York 2014-16. Forthcoming projects: The Conch at South London Gallery, writing in Journal ‘…Ment’ (October 2014), Café Gallery Projects, London, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, The Drawing Center, New York and essay for Re-Animation Library, New York (all 2015). Morrison graduated from the MFA at Goldsmiths - 2012.

http://www.lauramorrison.co.uk


Matthew McQuillan (B. 1982) is an artist based in London. He completed his MFA at Goldsmiths in 2010. Recent projects include Octave, 21st Century Projects, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Soft Evidence, Legion TV, London; and Winter Escape, a weekend of talks and presentations from invited speakers, responding to ideas of freedom and confinement. Winter Escape was co-organised with Naomi Pearce for The Common House, London. Forthcoming projects include Bottom Natures, a group show exploring notions of slowness and the dumbstruck, at Cafe Gallery Projects, London, for Spring 2015.

http://matthewmcquillan.wordpress.com


Nathan Witt: Recent exhibitions include: A Museum of Immortality, part of Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2014); Proxy Special, Platform, Belfast (2014); NOA (Not Only Arabic) Research Week at 98 Weeks, Beirut, in collaboration with Kunsthalle Lissabon and AIR Antwerpen (2013); Points of Departure, Al Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah (2013); The Really Wild Show, The White Building, London (2012); Continuity, Birzeit University, Palestine (2012); 128 kbps Objects curated by Marialaura Ghidini (2012) and In Search of Alchemic Times curated by Cecilia Wee, London (2011).

http://th-rough.eu/writers/nathan-witt


Nina Wakeford is a London-based artist and sociologist. She is Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently a D.Phil. candidate at Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. Her recent shows include Legion TV, London (2014); Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2013); Null and Void, London (2013); Embassy, Edinburgh (2012); Motel de Nowhere, London (2012); Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim (2012).
http://www.ninawakeford.com


Sidsel Christensen: Shows from 2011/13 include Long Live The New Flesh at Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), The Edge of Reason at KINO KINO Centre for Contemporary Art and Film (Sandnes, Norway), Oval Space (London, UK) and Høstustillingen at Kunstnernes Hus, (Oslo, Norway). Recently Sidsel has produced a new commission and solo show for Berwick Video Art Festival (UK) and executed her first major institutional exhibition at Stavanger Art Museum (Stavanger, Norway).

http://www.sidselchristensen.com


Warren McLachlan received an MA from Chelsea College of Art, London and a BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada. Recent and Forthcoming projects include: Static Age, Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada 2013, Structure for Observing Atypical Flight, Cul de Sac, London, UK 2013; Cabin Call, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver 2012, The Invitation: Propeller Island Projects@ Supermarket, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden 2011, Monday Monday, Cell Project Space, London, UK (2010), How We May Be, Art Now: Manton Lightbox, Tate Britain, UK (2008) Warren is Founding Director of the Corbin Union Residency, an annual residency project located in the ghost town of Corbin, B.C. Canada. He is co-director of Dynamo Project Space at Dynamo Arts Association in Vanocouver B.C.

http://warrenmclachlan.net

 

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