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Exhibitions — 2017

Transient Space

Mike Ballard, Nathan Coley, Keith Coventry, Tim Head, Melanie Manchot, Abigail Reynolds

21 July – 16 September 2017


Press Release (PDF)

Selected Works

Artist Biographies


Mike Ballard


Mike Ballard (born 1972) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include If Destroyed Even More True, Block Madrid (2016), Capital Slang, Lubornirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, London (2016), IDST, Block 336, London (2012) and Edel Assanti, London (2011). Group exhibitions include In Residence, Griffin Gallery, London (2017), Venturing Beyond, Somerset House, London (2016), Earth is Our Radio, KARST, Plymouth (2016) and Gone with The Wind, Raven Row, London (2011). Ballard’s work is in many collections internationally, including the David Roberts Art Foundation, London and the University of the Arts Collection, London.


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), 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


Keith Coventry


Keith Coventry (born 1958, Burnley) lives and works in London. His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Europe and is included in collections worldwide including Tate, Arts Council Collection, British Council, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Pace, London (2016, 2012), Bowes Museum, Co. Durham (2012), Museum of London (2010), Haunch of Venison, London (2009, 2008) and Tramway, Glasgow (2006). Amongst many important group exhibitions he was featured in the seminal Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1997. In 2010 Coventry was awarded the John Moores Painting Prize.


Tim Head


Tim Head (born 1946) has exhibited internationally since 1972. Notable solo exhibitions include the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1980), ICA, London (1985), Whitechapel Art Gallery (1992), Kunstverein Frieburg (1995), Huddersfield Art Gallery (2009), Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2010) and Modern Art Oxford (2013). Head’s first solo exhibition with Parafin was in 2014 and his second will be in September 2017. Recent important group exhibitions include The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St Ives, (2011), Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Post Modernism, V&A, London (2011), the Lyon Biennale (2003) and Days Like These, Tate Britain, London (2003). Head’s work is in important international collections including Tate, London, Arts Council Collection, London, British Museum, London and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York.


Melanie Manchot


Melanie Manchot (born 1966, Witten, Germany) has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally since 1995. Recent solo exhibitions include Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2016), Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (2016), fig-2 at the ICA, London (2015), Galerie M, Bochum (2015), the Toronto Photography Festival (2012), Nuit Blanche, Paris (2011) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2010). Important group exhibitions include the Marl Media Arts Awards at the Museum Marl, Germany (2016), Group Therapy, FACT, Liverpool (2015), Welde Art Award, Stadtgalerie Mannheim (2014), The Rhythm Is…, Museum Folkwang, Essen (2014), Situations, Musee d’Art Contemporaine, Paris (2012), Wunder, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2011), the New Forest Pavilion at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia (2007) and Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2007). Her work is included in important public and private collections including the Arts Council Collection, London, FMAC, Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris and the Brooklyn Museum, New York. The artist lives and works in London.


Abigail Reynolds


Abigail Reynolds was the recipient of the first BMW Art Journey Prize at Art Basel, 2016. Recent solo exhibitions include Lost Libraries at Rokeby, London (2017), A Point in Time, Kuckei+Kuckei, Berlin (2016), What Bird Has Done Yesterday, Raum-mit-Licht, Vienna (2016) and Tol, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Ledger Lines, Kestle Barton, Helston (2017), the 1st West China Biennial, Yinchuan, China (2016), Cities and Other Ruins, Sir John Soane Museum, London (2014) and The First Cut at Manchester Art Gallery, SeaCity Museum Southampton and Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham (2012).  Her work is in the Government Art Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New York Public Library and many private collections. Reynolds lives and works in St Just and St Ives, Cornwall.

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