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Dexter Dalwood Biography

Dexter Dalwood was born in Bristol, England in 1960. He received a B.A. from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London in 1985, and an M.A. from the Royal College of Art, London in 1990. Dalwood's first solo exhibition was held in 1992 at the Clove Building, London.

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Dexter Dalwood currently lives and works in London, England. The artist was shortlisted as one of the four nominees for the Turner Prize in 2010. 

Since then, Dexter Dalwood's collages and paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, building a strong reputation over the last decade in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Solo exhibitions include Dexter Dalwood, a major survey of his work at Tate St Ives in January 2010. Other solo exhibitions include Dexter Dalwood, Kunsthaus Centre d’art Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland (2013); Orientalism, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2012); Dichter und Drogen, Nolan Judin Berlin, Germany (2012); Dichter und Drogen, David Nolan Gallery, New York, USA (2012); Dexter Dalwood: Collages, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London (2010); There is No Darkness But Ignorance, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2009), as well as those at Gagosian Gallery: Endless Night, Beverly Hills (2009); Recent History, London (Britannia Street) (2006-2007); Dexter Dalwood, New York (West 24th Street) (2004); New Paintings, Beverly Hills (2002); and New Paintings, London (Heddon Street) (2000).

Dexter Dalwood's work is found in both the Tate and Saatchi collections, and has been integral to many highly innovative and landmark group exhibitions, including The Venice Syndrome – The Grandeur and Fall in the Art of Venice, gL Holtegaard, Denmark (2014); Not Being Attentive I Notice Everything: Robert Walser and the Visual Arts, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, (2014); Le Corps de l'Absence, FRAC Champagne Ardennes, Reims (2012); Setting the Scene, Tate Modern, London (2012) and Dublin Contemporary (2011); A Passion For Prints: Ten Years Of The Golder-Thompson Gift, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK (2011); UK Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK (2010); Rank: Picturing the Social Order 1516-2009, Leeds Art Gallery (2009); Lights, Camera, Action: Artists' Films for the Cinema, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London (2006); Days Like These: Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2003); the Sydney Biennale (2002); Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop, Tate Liverpool (2002); Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2000); New Neurotic Realism Part II, Saatchi Gallery, London (1999); and Die Young Stay Pretty, ICA, London (1999).

His work has been featured in a variety of significant books and catalogues. A selection of notable texts published on his work are: Paying No Attention I Notice Everything. Robert Walser and the Visual Arts (2014, Verlag Benteli); The Venice Syndrome - Grandeur and Fall in the Art of Venice (2014, Gl.Holtegaard); Dexter Dalwood (2013, Centre Pasqu Art Biel); Boulevard Magenta 7 (2011, The Irish Museum of Modern Art); Dichter und Drogen (2011, Nolan Judin); 1971: Works from the TATE Collection selected by Dexter Dalwood (2010, TATE); Turner Prize 2010 (2010, TATE); Dexter Dalwood (2010, jrpringier); Insight? (2007, Gagosian); Action: Post Pop (2007, Galeria Mario Sequira); Dexter Dalwood: Recent History (2006, Gagosian Gallery); The Triumph of Painting (2005, Saatchi Gallery/Koenig Books); Other Times, Contemporary British Art (2004, British Council); This Much is Certain (2004, Royal College of Art,); Days Like These: Tate Triennial of British Art (2003, Tate Gallery); 100: The Work That Changed British Art (2003, Saatchi Gallery); Dexter Dalwood: New Paintings (2002, Gagosian Gallery); Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting (2000, Van Abbe Museum); Young British Art: The Saatchi Decade (1999, Booth Clibborn Editions); New Neurotic Realism (1998, Saatchi Gallery); and Die Young Stay Pretty (1998, ICA London).

Dexter Dalwood Featured Artworks

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Rosa Luxemburg by Dexter Dalwood contemporary artwork
Dexter DalwoodRosa Luxemburg, 1999Collage on paper
46 x 46 x 4 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Patty Hearst’s Apartment by Dexter Dalwood contemporary artwork
Dexter DalwoodPatty Hearst’s Apartment, 1999Collage on paper
46 x 46 x 4 cm
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Diane Arbus by Dexter Dalwood contemporary artwork
Dexter DalwoodDiane Arbus, 2008Collage on paper
46 x 46 x 4 cm
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Heinrich Von Kleist by Dexter Dalwood contemporary artwork
Dexter DalwoodHeinrich Von Kleist, 2011Silkscreen ink and oil on linen
200 x 238 cm
Offer Waterman Contact Gallery
An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico XI by Dexter Dalwood contemporary artwork
Dexter DalwoodAn Inadequate Painted History of Mexico XI, 2020Oil on canvas
31.5 x 31.5 cm
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Hard 2 by Dexter Dalwood contemporary artwork
Dexter DalwoodHard 2, 2019Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Think with the Heart III by Dexter Dalwood contemporary artwork
Dexter DalwoodThink with the Heart III, 2018Acrylic and oil on canvas
228 x 182 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Marquee by Dexter Dalwood contemporary artwork
Dexter DalwoodMarquee, 2012Oil on canvas
101 x 124 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's

Dexter Dalwood Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, WORDS at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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10–31 July 2020 Group Exhibition WORDS Simon Lee GalleryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, En Plein Air at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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19 July–31 August 2019 Group Exhibition En Plein Air Simon Lee GalleryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Dexter Dalwood, WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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1–31 March 2019 Dexter Dalwood WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING Simon Lee GalleryLondon

Dexter Dalwood Represented By

Simon Lee Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, London

Dexter Dalwood In Ocula Magazine

Art Basil [sic] Ocula Feature Art Basil [sic] By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

A week of memorable highs and lows, and at times crashing expectations, kind of like the contemporary art market, really.

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Gregor Muir, Princess Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah AlTurki Ocula Conversation Gregor Muir, Princess Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah AlTurki By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Duddell’s, the restaurant and bar which has also become one of Hong Kong’s most important art spaces, recently collaborated with London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) to present the exhibition, Duddell’s Presents: ICA Off-Site: Hong Kongese. The exhibition, which opened earlier this year to coincide with Art...

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Dexter Dalwood In Related Press

Art world hero: artists and curators pay tribute to David Bowie Related Press Art world hero: artists and curators pay tribute to David Bowie 12 January 2016, The Art Newspaper

Leading art-world figures are today mourning the death of the musician, artist and actor David Bowie, who had been suffering from cancer for the past 18 months. Bowie, who died aged 69 yesterday, studied art at Bromley Technical High School, briefly going to Croydon School of Art. He continued to create works throughout his life; in 1995 he had his...

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Review: 'Homeland' at Simon Lee Gallery Related Press Review: 'Homeland' at Simon Lee Gallery 21 June 2015, TimeOut Hong Kong

‘The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice’, Mark Twain once wrote. There are few for whom this is truer than the group of artists exhibiting at Simon Lee Gallery. At first glance, the works of Glenn Brown, Dexter Dalwood, Ged Quinn and Toby Ziegler appear to have little in common, bar the fact that they...

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