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Exhibitions — 2017

Secular Icons in an Age of Moral Uncertainty

Nathan Coley, Mimosa Echard, Simon Fujiwara, Sara Naim, Indrė Šerpytytė. Curated by Coline Milliard

1 December 2017 – 3 February 2018


Press Release (PDF)

Selected Works

Artist Biographies


Nathan Coley


Nathan Coley (born 1967, Glasgow) was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2017), Parafin, London (2017), Kunstverein Freiburg (2013), the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2012), ACCA, Melbourne (2011). His work was included in Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland (2014), You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), Mom, Am I Barbarian, 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013), Tales of Time and Space, Folkestone Triennial, UK (2008), Days Like These, Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain (2003), and in the British Art Show 6 at BALTIC (2005). His work is represented in many collections worldwide. Nathan Coley lives and works in Glasgow.


Mimosa Echard


Mimosa Echard (born 1986, Ales, France) studied at the École Nationale Superieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and lives and works in Paris. Solo exhibitions include Pulsion Potion, Cell Project Space, London (2017), iDeath, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris (2016) and Dead is the New Life, Vitrine au Plateau/FRAC Île-de-France, Paris (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Le Rêve des Formes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017), Pre-capital, curated by Nicholas Bourriaud, La Panacée, Montpellier,  Independence Day 2, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv, and The Plates of the Present, So Far, Gallerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris. In 2016 Echard exhibited in Faisons de l’inconnu un allié, Lafayette Anticipation, Paris, following her residency at Fondation d’Entreprise des Galeries Lafayette (2015). Her work is in public and private collections including the Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, the Musée National d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Musée Regional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrenees, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Fondation Lafayette, and Samdani Art Foundation. Mimosa Echard is represented by Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris. Her solo exhibition Friends opens at the gallery on 8 November.


Simon Fujiwara


Simon Fujiwara (born 1982, London) studied architecture at Cambridge University and Fine Art at The Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt. He lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Joanne, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2016), The Humanizer, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2016), Grand Tour, Kunstverein Braunschweig (2013) and Simon Fujiwara: since 1982, Tate St Ives (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Making and Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre, London (2016), Berlin Biennale 9, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2016), British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery and tour (2015) and History is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London (2015). His work is in collections including Tate, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main.


Sara Naim


Sara Naim (born 1987, London) studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication and The Slade School of Fine Art. She lives and works between London and Paris. Solo exhibitions include When Heartstrings Collapse, The Third Line, Dubai (2016) and Heartstrings, Hayward Gallery, London (2015). Recent group exhibitions include The Third Image, Biennale des Photographes du Monde Arabe Contemporain (2017). Sara Naim is represented by The Third Line, Dubai.


Indrė Šerpytytė


Indrė Šerpytytė (born 1983, Lithuania) studied at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Absence of Experience, CAC Vilnius (2017), Pedestal, Parafin, London (2016), Still House Group, New York (2016), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow (2015) and Ffotogallery, Cardiff (2013). Important recent group exhibitions include the 10th Kaunas Biennial (2017), Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, Imperial War Museum, London (2017), The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall (2017), Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015), Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern and the Museum Folkwang, Essen (2014-15) and the National Gallery, Vilnius (2013). Šerpytytė will particpate in the inaugural Front International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Cleveland in 2018.

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