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Biography

Francis Upritchard

  • 1976

    Born in New Plymouth, New Zealand

  • 1998

    Canterbury University of Fine Arts, New Zealand

    Lives and works in London

  •  

    Solo Exhibitions 

  • 2018

    Wetwang Slack, The Curve, Barbican Centre, London, UK
    Francis Upritchard
    , LUX Art Institute, Encinitas, CA

  • 2017

    Jealous Saboteurs, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
    Jealous Saboteurs, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 2016

    Jealous Saboteurs, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Dark Resters, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
    Jealous Saboteurs, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, Australia
    Francis Upritchard and Martino Gamper, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Francis Upritchard, Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Children’s Comission: Do What You Will, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
    Francis Upritchard, Kate MacGarry, London, UK

  • 2013

    Mandrake, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
    Potato Poem, MIMOCA’s EYE VOL. 3, MIMOCA, Kagawa, Japan
    War Dance, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2012

    A Hand of Cards, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
    A Long Wait, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

  • 2011

    Echo, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
    Echo, Amersfoort Kunsthal, The Netherlands
    Methusalem, Ivan Anthony, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2010

    Francis Upritchard: In die Höhle, Wiener Secession, Vienna
    Solo presentation, Open Space, Art Cologne, Germany

  • 2009

    Save Yourself, 53rd Venice Biennale - New Zealand national representation, Venice, Italy

  • 2008

    Rainwob II, Artspace Sydney and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
    Rainwob I, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

  • 2007

    Bogagnome, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2006

    Francis Upritchard, Kate MacGarry, London, UK

  • 2005

    Francis Upritchard, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
    Salon 94, New York, NY
    Francis Upritchard, The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Doomed, Doomed, All Doomed, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2004

    Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

  • 2003

    Francis Upritchard, Kate MacGarry, London
    New Work, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2001

    Ich Dien, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
    Untitled (Boxing arms), Rear View, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand

  • 2000

    Prince Charles Antichrist, warehouse space, London, 2000

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    Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Curious Creatures & Marvellous Monsters, Te Paa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, NZ (opening August)
    Objects Like Us, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

  • 2017

    Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
    Marching to the Beat
    , Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Things that soak you
    , Kate MacGarry, London, UK
    Viva Arte Viva
    , 57th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, curated by Christine Macel, Tesa dell'Isolotto, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

  • 2016

    Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
    The Neighbour, curated by Francis Upritchard, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
    Young Potters, The Young, Wellington, New Zealand

  • 2015

    Summer of Art, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Ulla von Brandenburg, Haris Epaminonda & Francis Upritchard, Galerie Art Concept, Paris, France
    Dead, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
    STATION TO STATION: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre, London, UK

  • 2014

    HOUSE PARTY with Dzek, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
    Selected by…, curated by Michael Marriott and Jesse Wine, Limoncello, London, UK

  • 2013

    The Upritchard Family Collection, Small collections, Nottingham Contemporary, UK
    Freedom Farmers, Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand
    Mad Bad and Sad, Woman and the Mind Doctors, Freud Museum, London UK
    Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland, Visual: Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
    O Chair O Flesh, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France
    Stereoscope, Christchurch City Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch

  • 2012

    Contact. Artists From Aotearoa/New Zealand, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
    Bush of Ghosts, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Lilliput, New York High Line, New York
    Daydream Believers, IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
    Everybody knows this is nowhere?, Castillo/Corrales, Paris
    Gesumptkunsthandwerk, with Martino Gamper and Karl Fritsch, Dowse, Wellington, New Zealand

  • 2011

    An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
    Winter in America, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, Germany
    Stealing The Senses, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
    Gesamtkunsthandwerk, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
    Heads With Tails, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
    Une légende en cache une autre (One caption hides another), Bétonsalon, Paris,  France
    H x W x D, Wentrup, Berlin, Germany

  • 2010

    Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts), Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
    Out of Joint, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
    Ashes to Ashes, AMP, Athens, Greece
    The Library of Babel/ In and Out of Place, 176 Project Space/Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
    The House of Fairy Tales - exquisite trove, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, UK
    New Zealand at the Venice Biennale 2009, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

  • 2009

    Horn of Plenty, Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London, UK
    Feelings, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
    Feierabend: Francis Upritchard, Martino Gamper, Karl Fritsch, Kate MacGarry, London

  • 2008

    Wunderbox, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
     Lost & Found: An Archeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial 2008, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Box Hill, Australia
    The Flight of the Dodo, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    The Brotherhood of Subterranea, Kunstbunker - Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Nuremberg, Germany
    The Institute of Psychoplasmics, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
    Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
    Re/trato - The Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Reboot: The Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
    Free Radicals, Artnews Projects Berlin, Germany
    Life is a Funny Old Dog, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, Germany
    The Big Chill Festival, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, UK
    Dadadandy Boutique, Artprojx Space, London, UK

  • 2007

    The Crown Jewels, Salon 94 Freemans, New York
    Of Deities and Mortals, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
    An Archaeology, 176 -Zabludovicz Collection, London
    Reboot, The Jim and Mary Barr Collection, Christchurch Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu and City Gallery Wellington Re/ Trato, Travelling Gallery, Scotland
    Metrosideros Robusta, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
    Tiere II, Overbeckgesellschaft Lübeck, Germany
    Effigies, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London, UK
    Making Worlds, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
    Speculation, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
    Toi Te Papa/ Art Of The Nation, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

  • 2006

    Six Feet Under – Autopsy of Our Relation to the Dead, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
    Le Nouveau Siécle, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    The Walters Prize 2006, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
    Around The World In Eighty Days, South London Gallery, London, UK
    Pasifika Styles – Artists inside the museum, University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK
    HIGH TIDE: new currents in art from Australia and New Zealand, Zaçheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw & CAC - Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 2005

    Hot Spots 05, The Essl Collection, Vienna, Austria
    Brutal Ornamental, Galerie Kosak Hall, Vienna, Austria
    Schmuck (with Karl Fritsch), Luitpold Lounge, Munich, Germany
    The Way We Work Now, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
    DIAMONDS FOR WORKERS, Kate MacGarry, London, UK

  • 2004

    The Secret History of Clay, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Ika and thanks for all the Ika, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
    Albino, (with Rohan Whellans), Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
    The Bart Wells Institute of London, Hamish McKay Gallery, New Zealand
    New Blood, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
    Telecom Prospect, Wellington City Art Gallery & Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

  • 2003

    Beck’s Futures, ICA London, Southampton City Art Gallery, & CCA Glasgow
    Curiosity Kills the Gab, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
    Peter Blake Sculpture, The London Institute, London, UK
    Lost Collection, Laing Gallery, Newcastle, UK
    Picture Room (curated by Goshka Macuga), Gasworks, London, UK
    Rollout, curated by Ricky Swallow, Karen Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Bart Wells Institute, Kapinos Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Reaching out, Calling New Age Power, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
    Portraiture: the art of social commentary, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau City, New Zealand

  • 2002

    Break, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
    +64, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
    Another Shitty Day in Paradise, Bart Wells Institute, London, UK
    The Only Way Forward, Neon Gallery, London, UK

  • 2001

    The Bart Wells Gang, Bart Wells Institute, London, UK
    Group show, Neon Gallery, London, UK
    Enough Or Too Much, Shop Tactics Gallery, London, UK
    Teeth & Trousers, Cell Project Space, London, UK

  • 2000

    Outcome of Probability: Francis Upritchard and Saskia Leek, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
    Stuffed, Stuff Gallery, London, UK

  • 1999

    Hobby Core, Stripp Gallery (curated by Ricky Swallow), Melbourne, Australia

  • 1998

    Group show, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 1997

    Bland, George Fraser Gallery Auckland, New Zealand
    An Attic and Two Rooms, Deans’ House, Historic Trust, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Rutherford was a Teenage Sculptor, Science Alive, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Accidents, Hungry Eyes Series, Fiat Lux Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

 
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