Bruce Asbestos

Resident Artist
STUDIO B1

www.bruceasbestos.info

b.1982, Brighton, England

Bruce’s broad work encompasses performance, painting, clothing, social media, computer games, and a multitude of collaborations.

He has recently developed projects and exhibitions, including Bruce Asbestos A/W 2018 Collection at Nottingham Contemporary, an Arts Council International Fund project to NYC and Philadelphia, Bruce Asbestos A-B Testing, Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London. MTN DEW, Commission by EM15 for ‘Sunscreen’, Venice Biennale. Ivan Poe, Plymouth Art Weekender (Main commission as ‘Reactor’.)

Bruce Asbestos’ A/W Collection draws on his international research into textiles at the MET and The Fashion Institute (FIT) in NYC and the Philadelphia Museum and the ideas for the outfits are generated from the surreal elements of European folk tales; such as the house of sweets in Hansel & Gretel.

During Studying Fine Art BA at Nottingham Trent University, he completed a five-month scholarship at Musashino University, Tokyo. He has curated exhibitions at Stand Assembly / One Thoresby Street, Moot Gallery, My House Gallery and at Trade Gallery.

He completed his MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, during which he completed a two month scholarship at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last 10 years he has worked with a range of established organisations including: Wysing Art Centre (Cambridge) Nottingham Contemporary, Outpost (Norwich), Horatio Jr, (London), Embassy (Edinburgh) and Kunst en Complex (Rotterdam).

 

Solo Exhibitions [Selected]
2018
- Isadora Curated by Susan Finlay, MoHA, Austin Texas
- Bruce Asbestos A/W Collection 2018, Nottingham Contemporary

2017
- A/W Collection, Research, New York and Philadelphia
- Bonington Film Night #7, curated by ANNEXINEMA

2016
- Bloc Billboard, Bloc Projects, Sheffield 
- Plymouth Art Weekender, Main commission (As Reactor)
- Weekend of Weird, Radar, Loughborough (As Reactor)
- Mask – with Andrea Bergart, Jonathan Baldock, Frances Disley, Dave Evans, – - Justin Fitzpatrick, Hannah Knox, Plus Space, Coventry
- IF A PAIR IS TWO, WHAT IS THREE? Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire
- SUNSCREEN – New Art Exchange, Nottingham
- Of The Sea, Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent

2015
Bruce Asbestos A/B Testing, Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London

2014
- Social Media Takeaway Series Two, Bangkok, online
- Is There WIFI? Cedar Lewisohn’s project space, London

2013
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Nottingham Contemporary

 
Group Exhibitions and Publications [Selected]
2015
- MTN DEW, Commission by EM15 for ‘Sunscreen’, Venice Biennale
- Faux Sho, curated by It’s All Tropical, Assembly House, Leeds
- FR€€ ₮HI₦G$, curated by Jack Fisher at STCFTHOTS, Leeds
- Dear Thoughtful, Charming Reader n0.4, HOAX Publication

2014
- A Union of Voices, curated by Tim Ellis, Horatio Junior, London
- Sailor King, The King William IV, Nottingham
- OTS/BLK, New College, Nottingham / Bergen
- Mexico Members Exhibition, Leeds
- Wysing Art Centre 25 Years, Publication

2013
- Social Media Takeaway (13 Episodes) Derby Museum and Gallery, Derby
- Out of this World, Syson Gallery, Nottingham
- Embassy Annuale, Telfer Gallery, Edinburgh
- Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
- LANparty,Two Queens, Leicester

2012
- Reactor’s Function 6, Primary, Nottingham
- Circle of Transcendence , Derby Museum and Gallery, Derby
- Nottingham Trent MA Degree Show, Nottingham
- Circle of Transcendence, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
- Open Ended Ending, Death Trap, Reactor Towers, Nottingham
- Bruce Asbestos and John Harris, OTS, Nottingham

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