1973 Born London
2002-2004 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
1996-2000 BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art/UCL, London
1992-1995 BA Social Anthropology and History, UCL, London

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Dogsy Ma Bone with Liverpool Biennial, Tate Exchange, London
The Stagnant Pool, Gregor Staiger Gallery, Zurich
2016 Uptight upright, upside down, CCA Glasgow, Scotland
JABBA, I’M BACK!, Bergen Assembly 2016, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
Cocaine and Caviar, Bergen Assembly 2016, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen, Norway
Camshafts in the Rain, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
2014 Bat Opera 2, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
Hermitos Children 2, Studio Voltaire, London
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
2013 The Monteverdi Gallery, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Monteverdi, Tuscany, Italy
2012 Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
2011 Home Made Tasers, Studio 231, New Museum, New York (NY)
Odd Man Out, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2008 The Snail Race, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
Help! I’m trapped in a Muzuzah Factory, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2007 The Call of the Wild, One Mile Program, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
The Humanzee Theatre Company Presents Giotto´s Play, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland (cat.)
Phantasie Fotostudio (with Esther Teichmann), Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
2006 Money – a Cautionary Tale, Positions (Herald St), Art Basel Miami (FL), USA
2004 Bat Opera, Millers Terrace, London

Group Exhibitions

2017 Diorama: Invention of Illusion, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Wonderland, Cinema dei Piccoli, Villa Borghese, Rome
Coming Out, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
POINT QUARTZ Flower of Kent, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Art Basel Parcours, Basel
If on Trondheim's Night a Traveler..., Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway
Room, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Dogsy Ma Bone, Touchstone, Rochdale, UK
Room, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2016 So many steps, so little time, De Bond, Bruges, Belgium
Nightfall, Musée d'art et d'histoire Geneva, Switzerland
Almost Return of the Lucky 7, Why Don’t You…? HQ, Art Licks Weekend, London
Bühnenreif 1. Akt / Ready for the stage Act 1, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
20 – An Exhibition in Three Acts, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
Objects that Do Things, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw
The Conformist, Belmacz, London
Bergen Assembly 2016, Bergen, Norway
Liverpool Biennial 2016, Liverpool, UK
Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
2015 A Beautiful Darkness, old Central Saint Martins building, London / SHOWstudio, London
Fig. 2 38/50: Josh Wright & Guillaume Vandame, London
Lucky Seven HQ Why Don't You, Art Licks Weekend, Camberwell, UK
10 One-Night Stands, with Maciej Urbanek, London (two person show)
Alfred Jarry Archipelago, Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
Where I Am, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (screening of Call of the Wild)
The King Must Die, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh
La femme de trente ans, Galerie Art Concept, Paris
Char Nar Hor!, Open House Glasgow, UK
Toys Redux – On Play and Critique, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich,
Switzerland
A blur, a beautiful blurry blur, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
2014 Film London Jarman Award 2014, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 06-07 December
Nic 2 razy / Nothing Twice
, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz
Kantor CRICOTEKA, Kraków, Poland
Hestercombe House, Taunton, UK
Reclaimed – The Second Life of Sculpture, The Briggait, 2014 Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
L’Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Hans im Glück, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century, curated by Roselee Goldberg, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury (VT), USA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington (DA), USA; Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences, Krakow, Poland; QUT Art Museum, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
The List, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
2013 Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century, curated by Roselee Goldberg, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City (MO), USA; Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow
Performa 13, (curated by Joanna Zielinska), Performa 13 Hub, New York (NY)
Les modes sont toujours charmantes, 1 rue Oscar II, Nice, France
Aquatopia, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; Tate St Ives, St Ives, UK
Folk Devil, David Zwirner Gallery, New York (NY)
Ihre Geschichte(n) / Their Histories, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Thrift Radiates Happiness, Municipal Bank, Birmingham, UK
Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City (UT), USA
2012 Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century, curated by Roselee Goldberg, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown (CT), USA
R4, Special FIAC Project, Ile Seguin, Paris
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London
Victorian displays, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (screening of The Walk to Dover)
Revisitations: Saatchi Gallery Returns to Ipswich Art School, Ipswich Art School, Ipswich, UK
Topsyturvy, de Appel, Amsterdam
2011 Collection - migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
3rd Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece
Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
FACTS & SYSTEMS – A Science Fair, 120 East Road, London
Tate Britain, Bat Opera 33 (2008) print on display in Gallery 61
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Gallery, London
2010 British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK
Jarman Award 2010, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Arnolfini, Bristol; Spacex, Exeter, UK
Le Printemps de Septembre a Toulouse, Museum les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
'The Grid System' A Regime, with Jessie Flood-Paddock, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta
Everlasting Gobstopper, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles (CA), USA (exhibiting Hermitos Children, 2008)
Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland (exhibiting The Fall of Man, 2006)
Grand National, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
Get Behind Me Satan and Push, curated by Margherita Belaief, Peres Projects, Berlin
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers.
Zabludowicz Collection / Project Space 176, London
The Perpetual Dialogue, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (NY) (exhibited Beetle, 2007)
2009 Newspeak: British Art Now The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Floors / Walls, curated by Matthew Higgs, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
Altermodern, Tate Triennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Tate Britain (cat.), London (exhibited Hermitos Children, 2008, TV wall and giant bean bag, now in Tate Collection)
2008 A show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK
This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Summer Show, curated by Heike Munder, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Collection 1978 – 2008, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland (cat.)
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, curated by Francesco Manacorda, Barbican Art Gallery, London (cat.)
Don’t Play with Dead Things, The National Contemporary Art Center of Villa Arson, Nice, France
The Skat Players, Vilma Gold, London
2007 Stay Forever and Ever, curated by Andrew Renton, South London Gallery
A Comedy of Errors, Artspace, Sydney, Australia (cat.)
The Perfect Man Show, curated by Rita Ackerman, White Columns, New York (NY)
2006 Action, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Cotes D’Azur, France
L’Apres-midi d’un Faun, Eleni Koroneou, Athens
Tate Triennial, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Tate Britain, London (cat.)
2005 London in Zurich, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland (cat.)
Bridge Freezes Before Road, curated Neville Wakefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY) (cat.)
Do Not Interrupt Your Activities, RCA CCA, London (cat.)
Think + Wonder, Museum of Childhood, London (cat.)
Beck’s Futures, ICA, London (cat.)
Dance of the Seven Veils, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK
Inaugural, Herald St, London
Herald St & The Modern Institute Present, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY) / Herald St, London
Other People’s Projects, White Columns, New York (NY)
2004 New Contemporaries, Barbican Art Gallery, London, The Coach Shed, Liverpool Biennial UK (cat.)
Year Zero, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
Painting, Kate MacGarry, London
Alterity Display, Lawrence O'Hana Gallery, London
2003 Group Shows Are a Waste of Time, Hoxton Distillery, London
Picture Room (collaboration with Goshka Macuga), Gasworks, London
Chockerfuckingbloked, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London
Babak Ghazi curates the fridge, Magnifitat & Son, Edinburgh
2002 Dusu Choi, Institute of Culture, Korea
Gatsby, curated with Dan KM / Tamsin Morse, New Lansdowne Club, London
Much Depends on the Viewer, International Apartment, Vienna
Kontakte, norwegianlady record sleeves, Neon Gallery, London
2001 Fat Pete and the Bowling Green, Charlie Wright’s, London
6000 Square Foot Project, Young-Art, London
Club, Beaconsfield Gallery, London
Atelier Something, Springfield House, London
360, Roundhouse, London
2000 Touché (collaboration with Peter Harris), Andrew Mummery Gallery, London
The Open Drawing Exhibition, Cheltenham & Gloucester College, UK
MA Creative Curating Exhibition, Thomas Tchushaus, Goldsmiths College, London
1999 Exit, Chisenhale Gallery, London
Brainstorm, Goldsmiths College, London
Articultural Fair, Southbank, London
1998 Honesty is The Best Policy, The A Gallery, London

Performances

2017 (X) An Evening of Performances, DRAF 10th Anniversary, Koko, London
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Dogsy Ma Bone with Liverpool Biennial, Tate Exchange, London
The Green Room & Science Lab, Art Basel Parcours, Basel
Clic-clac, Le Plateau, Paris
Kyudo Judo, BOZAR, Brussels
Dogsy Ma Bone, Touchstone, Rochdale, UK
2016 Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Bergen Assembly 2016, Bergen, Norway
2015 Insanity!, Fig. 2, ICA, London, September
The King Must Die, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh
Mega Hammer, Open House Glasgow, 02 May
Spotlight on Schawinsky
, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
Home Made Tasers, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, UK
2014 Long Distance Conga, various sites, Vienna, connected with Hans im Glück, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
The King Must Die, Studio Voltaire, London
The YOLO Wallpaper, performed at The List, Campbelltown Arts Centre,
Campbelltown, Australia
Jesus and Barabbas puppet show / Chunky & the Fire Costume, performed as part of Nic 2 razy / Nothing Twice, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA, Kraków, Poland
The Green Room, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Brain Bug Performances, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
2013 Atlas Kissed, ‘Weight’, curated by Ragnar Kjartansson & Andjeas Ejiksson, Stora Teatern, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden
2012 Odd Man Out, Tate Britain, repeat performances October 2012 to January 2013 
2011 The Lion Tamer, Performa, Studio 231, New Museum, New York (NY)
Home Made Tasers, New Museum, New York (NY)
Odd Man Out, Sadie Coles, London, opening performance 5 May; repeat performances Thursdays and Saturdays through May
Dreaming of Free Energy, Hayward Gallery, London
A Tax Haven Run By Women, Palace Party, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
2010 A Tax Haven Run By Women (performance once a day for five days) and Cat Bus Puppet (installation), Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London
Pleasure (with Cousin Itt and Raphael Gygax), Art Salon, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Not All Frogs Abandon Their Young, Interval For Children, part of Wendelien Van Oldenborgh, Eindhoven Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands 
2009 His Majesty, Le Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Deeds Not Words, part of Sequences Festival, Reykjavik
Money, part of Morality, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Vegetarian Nudist Barbecue, South London Cultural Centre, London
Alright!, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
Helmut Newton Ladies Nights, Event Horizon, Royal Academy, London
(http://www.helmutnewtonladiesnight.com)
Iron Age Pasta Necklace Workshop, Studio Voltaire, London
2008 Jabba the Hutts Reading Group, Vilma Gold, London
Spanky Chaffinche's Film Festival, Studio Voltaire, London
The Snail Race, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
2007 The Shark Arm Case, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
Plumbing Pipe...1...2...3, Six Actions For New York City, Creative Time, New York (NY)
Giotto’s Play, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
Sparky Chatroom’s Film Club, Studio Voltaire, London
2006 Money – a Cautionary Tale, Art Perform, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (FL) USA
The Adamites, Positions (Herald St), Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (FL), USA
Delirious, Serpentine Pavilion, London
The Fall of Man, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
The Fall of Man, Tate Triennial, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Tate Britain, London (cat.)
2005 The Walk to Dover, new commission from Studio Voltaire, London
Iron Age Pasta Necklace Workshop, Artissima, Turin, Italy
Iron Age Pasta Necklace Workshop, Do Not Interrupt Your Activities, RCA CCA, London (cat.)
Debt – a Medieval Play, Beck’s Futures, ICA, London (cat.)
An Evening with Jabba the Hutt, Inaugural, Herald St, London
2004 Born Free - The Death of a Conservationist, Gasworks, London
Iron Age Pasta Necklace Workshop, The Embassy, Edinburgh
Cousin Itt’s ‘Talk on George Stubbs’, Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Erotics & Bestiality, New Contemporaries, The Coach Shed, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Ferrero Rochet Ballet, Besami Mucho, Hoxton Hall, London
2003 An Evening with Jabba the Hutt, The International 3, Manchester, UK
Aelita Queen of Mars, Kabinett der Abstrakten, Bloomberg SPACE, London
The Hulk, Vilma Gold Presents, Vilma Gold, London
Richard Dadd & the Dance of Death, The Golden Resistance, Tate & Egg Live, Tate Britain, London
2002 The Fountainhead, Gatsby, New Lansdowne Club, London
Thriller, Planet of the Apes, The Wickerman, Ataque De Nervios, Hoxton Hall, London
Thriller, performance at Nerd, Electricity Showroom, London
2000 Cigarette Girl, performed at Stephan Dillemuth: Coal By Any Other Name, American Fine Arts, New York (NY)
Marge Simpson’s Night Out, performed at Sparkle, ICA, London

Radio & Broadcast

 
2016 ‘One to One: Mark Lawson talks to Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’, BBC Radio 4, 08 March
Matthew Sweet and Natalie Haynes, ‘Free Thinking: Liverpool Art Biennial’, BBC Radio 3, 12 July
Samira Ahmet, ‘FrontRow: The Liverpool Biennial 2016', BBC Radio 4, 07 July
2014 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, 'What Do Artists Do All Day?', BBC 4, 13 March

Projects & Commissions 

 
2015 Commission for Channel 4 / Film London Random Acts
The Idol, Soft Play Centre, Abbey Sport Centre, London
2014 Hermitos Children 2, A Studio Voltaire commission
2012 Special commission by CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales) filmed at Le Consortium, Dijon, France, 1- 5 April
Illustrations for The Canterbury Tales for ‘Four Corners Familiars’ (London: Four Corners Books, 2012)

Residencies

 
2015 Resilience Lab - Uncertain World, Bristol, UK
2014 Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
2013 Monteverdi, Tuscany, Italy
2012 R OPEN, Rogaland, Norway
2010 Villa Arson, Nice, France
2007 The British School in Rome, Abbey Fellowship, Rome
Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2006


The Call of the Wild, One Mile Program, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Public Collections

 

Arts Council Collection, UK
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, UK
Tate Collection, London