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Michael Dean Biography

Michael Dean (b. 1977, Newcastle Upon Tyne) lives and works in London.

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In 2016, Dean was a Turner Prize nominee and in 2018 was nominated for the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. In 2019, Dean will have a solo shows at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City and at S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium, and participate in a group show at Palais des Beaux- Arts, Paris.

Recent solo shows include: Michael Dean: Laughing for Crying, St Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore (2019); Contemporary Sculpture: Sam Anderson & Michael Dean, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, US (two-person with Sam Anderson, 2019); Having you on, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2018); ShanghArt Gallery, Shanghai (2018); Four Fucksakes, Herald St | Museum St, London (2017); Teaxths and Angeruage, Portikus, Frankfurt (2017); Lost True Leaves, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2016); Sic Glyphs, South London Gallery, London (2016); Stamen Papers, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (2016); Qualities of Violence, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (2015); Jumping Bones, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (2015); HA HA HA HA HA HA, Kunst Forum Ludwig, Aachen (2014); The Introduction of the Muscle, Arnolfini, Bristol (2013); Cubitt, London (2012); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2012); Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (2011); Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London (2011) and Nomas Foundation, Rome (2010).

Group shows include: Summer Exhibition 2019, Royal Academy of Art, London (2019), Scripts, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (2018); Give Up The Ghost, Baltic Triennial 13, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn (2018); Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield (2018); Raymond, Manifesta 12, Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, Palermo (2018); Alexandra Bircken, Josh Brand, Matthew Darbyshire, Michael Dean, Cary Kwok, Amalia Pica, Nicole Wermers, Herald St | Museum St, London (2018); Against The Wall?, S.M.A.K., Ghent (2018); Skulptur Projekte, Münster (2017); More Than Just Words [On the Poetic], Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2017); Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (2017); Turner Prize 2016, Tate Britain, London (2016); Pierre Guyotat: La matière de nos œuvres, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris (2016); Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris (2016); Concrete Islands, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles (2016); House of Commons, Portikus, Frankfurt (2016); The Language of Things, Public Art Fund - City Hall Park, New York (2016); Par tibi, Roma, nihil, Nomas Foundation, Rome (2016); Albert the Kid Is Ghosting, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015); Sculptures Also Die, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, CCC Strozzina, Florence (2015); The Noing Uv It, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2014); MIRRORCITY, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Hayward Gallery, London (2014); Manners of Matter, curated by Chris Sharp, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2014); Thousand Doors, curated by Iwona Blazwick, Whitechapel at The Gennadius Library, Athens (2014); A History of Inspiration, curated by Adnan Lyildiz, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); A Dying Artist, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2011); Beyond the Fragile Geometry of Sculpture, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2011); We Will Live, We Will See, curated by Pavel S. Pys, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2011) and Sculpture Also Dies, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse (2010).

Nanni Valentini, Angelo Dioniso (1984–1985). Terracotta and iron. 46 x 90 x 35 cm. Courtesy the artist; Galleria Spazia, Bologna; and Herald St, London. Photo: Galleria Spazia. 

Michael Dean Featured Artworks

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(Unfucking Titled) three hearts and food bank
allowance for three for three days by Michael Dean contemporary artwork
Michael Dean(Unfucking Titled) three hearts and food bank allowance for three for three days, 2018Steel, cable ties, padlocks perishable goods and scene tape
158 x 196 x 128 cm
Herald St Enquire about this work
yes (Working Title) by Michael Dean contemporary artwork
Michael Deanyes (Working Title), 2019Concrete, reinforcement steel and glue
177 x 49 x 54.5 cm
Herald St Enquire about this work
Unfucking Titled (BLESS) by Michael Dean contemporary artwork
Michael DeanUnfucking Titled (BLESS), 2018Steel, concrete, paperback publications, cable ties, scene tape, wire fencing
182 x 182 x 87 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Enquire about this work
shore sake (Working Title) by Michael Dean contemporary artwork
Michael Deanshore sake (Working Title), 2017Concrete, cable ties, steel, paper pages, lock, drink can
215 x 40 x 58 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Enquire about this work
LOL (Working Title) by Michael Dean contemporary artwork
Michael DeanLOL (Working Title), 2018Concrete, steel reinforcement, plastic, cable ties, publications, stickers
181 x 127 x 80 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Enquire about this work
Analogue Series (Leaves) 类比系列(树叶) by Michael Dean contemporary artwork
Michael DeanAnalogue Series (Leaves) 类比系列(树叶), 2018Ink stained publication, cable tie
21 x 28 x 26 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work
Lols (Working Title) by Michael Dean contemporary artwork
Michael DeanLols (Working Title), 2018Concrete, steel reinforcement, plastic, padlocks, ink stained publications
215 x 118 x 100 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work
lollol (Working Title) by Michael Dean contemporary artwork
Michael Deanlollol (Working Title), 2018Concrete, steel reinforcement, plastic, publications, ink stained publication, cable ties, bike locks, papers on crashed cans, leaves
180 x 80 x 75 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work

Michael Dean Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Via dell’Inferno at Herald St, London
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23 January–28 March 2020 Group Exhibition Via dell’Inferno Galleria Spazia, Bologna
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, White Flash at ShanghART, Beijing
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5–31 August 2018 Group Exhibition White Flash ShanghART, Beijing
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Sculptures at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
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12 July–10 August 2018 Group Exhibition Sculptures Andrew Kreps Gallery, 537 West 22nd Street

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How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? Related Press How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? 3 April 2017, Frieze

Given the current political climate, we here at frieze have been reflecting on the role of art in responding to conflict. With this in mind, we invited a cross-section of artists, curators and writers to answer two deceptively simple questions: ‘How important is art as a form of protest?’ and ‘How effective is it as a conduit of change?’ Responses...

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Why this year's Turner Prize is one of the best in ages Related Press Why this year's Turner Prize is one of the best in ages 25 October 2016, The Telegraph

It’s sculpture, but not as you know it. For years the shortlists for the annual £25,000 Turner Prize given to an artist under 50, with the runners-up each receiving £5,000, have focused on sound art, archive art, theory art, video art and other more or less immaterial forms. Last year’s competition, when much of the...

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This years Turner Prize exhibition makes good on its potential to shock Related Press This years Turner Prize exhibition makes good on its potential to shock 5 October 2016, Hyperallergic

LONDON — It’s the same thing every year. The press has a field day with some sensational piece that challenges the very definition of art and the Turner Prize is front page news for the day — a rare event for any contemporary art show — bringing it to the attention of hundred of thousands, if not millions, of potential...

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