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b. 1967, United Kingdom

Martin Boyce Biography

Martin Boyce studied Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art from 1987 to 1990, before completing an MFA in 1997.

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 Boyce has exhibited internationally in group shows such as Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London (2011) and Nettverk Glasgow, Oslo (1998). His solo shows include his critically acclaimed installation at Tramway, Glasgow (2002) and an exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (1999). In 2009 he represented Scotland at the 53rd Venice Biennale with No Reflections and in 2011 he was awarded the Turner Prize. He lives and works in Glasgow. 


Martin Boyce Featured Artworks

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Fathomless Seas by Martin Boyce contemporary artwork
Martin BoyceFathomless Seas, 2020Chair: painted steel, painted steel chain, leather, foam, plywood. Door: tulipwood and birch ply, welded steel, brass.
204 x 83 x 10 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Turbulent Shores by Martin Boyce contemporary artwork
Martin BoyceTurbulent ShoresChair: Painted & galvanised steel, painted & galvanised perforated steel Door: Tulipwood and birch ply, welded steel, brass
204 x 83 x 10 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Here Come the Waves by Martin Boyce contemporary artwork
Martin BoyceHere Come the Waves, 2020Chair: sapele and oak veneered mdf. Door: tulipwood and birch ply, welded steel, brass.
237 x 124 x 10 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Diffusion Screen (1) by Martin Boyce contemporary artwork
Martin BoyceDiffusion Screen (1), 2018Glass-reinforced plastic, anodised aluminium
590 x 257 x 88 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Untitled by Martin Boyce contemporary artwork
Martin BoyceUntitled, 2018Jesmonite, painted steel, painted wood, glass, plywood
190 x 135 x 4 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Evaporated Pools by Martin Boyce contemporary artwork
Martin BoyceEvaporated Pools, 2009Paraffin coated crepe paper
The Modern Institute Contact Gallery
A River in the Trees by Martin Boyce contemporary artwork
Martin BoyceA River in the Trees, 2009Ciment fondu, plywood, paraffin coated crepe paper, powder coated aluminium, steel chain, electrical components
The Modern Institute Contact Gallery
The Light Pours Out 5012 - 6033 by Martin Boyce contemporary artwork
Martin BoyceThe Light Pours Out 5012 - 6033, 2018Painted perforated steel panel, steel chain, blackened nickel plated steel, aluminium
220 x 165.3 x 13.5 cm
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Esther Schipper

Martin Boyce Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, All In One. One Work By Each Gallery Artist at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Rämistrasse, Zürich, Zurich
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14 November–12 December 2020 Group Exhibition All In One. One Work By Each Gallery Artist Galerie Eva PresenhuberRämistrasse, Zürich
Contemporary art exhibition, Martin Boyce, No Longer Fathom at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zürich, Zurich
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14 November–19 December 2020 Martin Boyce No Longer Fathom Galerie Eva PresenhuberWaldmannstrasse, Zürich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Positions on Photography at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Online Only, Zurich
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21 July–19 September 2020 Group Exhibition Positions on Photography Galerie Eva PresenhuberOnline Only

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Martin Boyce In Ocula Magazine

The Best Exhibitions to See in Basel Ocula Feature The Best Exhibitions to See in Basel By Stephanie Bailey, Basel

Ocula correspondent Stephanie Bailey reports on top exhibitions around the city during Art Week

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Martin Boyce In Related Press

Art reviews: Martin Boyce | Nathan Coley | Sahej Rahal Related Press Art reviews: Martin Boyce | Nathan Coley | Sahej Rahal 3 October 2017, The Scotsman

Imagining places in which to explore ideas is a fruitful field for many contemporary artists, from a single room to an entire world. The fact is, architecture is a common language; whether or not we know the specialist terms, we know our brutalism from our Belle Époque, and the ideas associated with each. That means there's a lot for an artist to...

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Glasgow International festival tackles demise of UK's once-great, heavy industries Related Press Glasgow International festival tackles demise of UK's once-great, heavy industries 12 April 2016, The Art Newspaper

Glasgow International, the biennial contemporary art festival which opens its seventh edition today (until 25 April), focuses on a particularly potent theme in today’s economic climate: the demise of heavy industry, and how cultural spaces have sprung up in spaces in the Scottish city once occupied by major shipbuilding, textiles and...

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Art Basel Roundup Related Press Art Basel Roundup 22 June 2015, Art Agenda

Gold (2004), performed by Alexandra Bachzetsis at the Natural History Museum on the opening night of Parcours, said it all: she entered the room wearing stilettos and a tiny, shiny golden bikini, her body covered in oil like a wrestler. She turned a camera on and started dancing in front of it, building an intense routine of iconic, sexy moves...

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