David Blandy
Born in London

Chelsea College of Art BA (Hons) Sculpture
Slade School of Art MA in Fine Art Media

Gallery and distribution

270-276 Kingsland Road
E8 4DG
T. +44(0) 20 7249 8713
E. info@seventeengallery.com

Video works distributed by Lux

Current & forthcoming

"Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore", Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway
”Film London Jarman Award”, touring to The Mac, Belfast; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; Spike Island, Bristol; Glasgow Film Theatre; Dundee Contemporary Arts; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Exeter Phoenix; FACT, Liverpool; Nottingham Contemporary; Firstsite, Colchester; G39, Cardiff; HOME, Manchester; & Whitechapel Gallery, London
”Frantz Fanon Symposium”, ICA Miami, USA
"Offline Browser", Taiwan International Video Art 2018, Taiwan
”I want God, I want poetry…”, Moca Tapei
"Vector Festival", Toronto, Canada
”Africa in Motion Film Festival”, Scotland
”We suffer to remain: Finding Fanon”, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
"The Fantastical Multimedia Pop-up Project", The Edge, Bath
"Idea of North", BALTIC, Tyneside
"Finding Fanon", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, National Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas
"Alternate Realities", Sheffield Doc|Fest, Sheffield
"Finding Fanon" Screening, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
"Random Acts", Channel Four, UK
"Sunshine Socialist Cinema", Höja, Sweden
"Revolt and Revolutions", Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
"Hello World", Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan
"Experiments in Art & Science", Kettle's Yard & The Gurdon Institute, Cambridge
"States of Play: Roleplay Reality", FACT, Liverpool
"Genetic Automata", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Arts Catalyst, London
"In/Di/Visible", Bethlem Gallery, London
"Paysage(s) choisi(s) – Chosen landscape(s)", Nouveau Musée National de Monaco NMNM
"Frame, Play, Pause", SASK Sint-Niklaas Akademie, Belgium
"Finding Fanon Sequence", Corsica Studios, London
"Transmediale/Festival", Berlin, Germany
"A Utopian Stage", Curated by Archaeology of the Final Decade, Dhakaa Art Summit, Bangladesh
"Polymorph Other", IMT Gallery, London
"Club Conscious", Observatorium, Antwerp, Belgium
"Unmaking the Mask", Screening, BAMcinématek, Brooklyn, USA
"Afrotech and the Future of Re-invention", Screening, Hartware Medienkunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
"Trauma & Revival", Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
"There past the borders of nowhere", John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
"Artist Film Weekend", HOME, Manchester
"Out of Nothing", A graphic novel with Daniel Locke & Adam Rutherford, Nobrow Press
"Picnic at Tornado Sands", Arcade East, London
"Screen City Biennial 2017", Online & at Stravanger, Norway
Longlisted for the inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships
"L’Autre… De l’image à la réalité", Maison Populaire, Paris, France
"Wilderness Way",Mima, Middlesbrough
"Posthuman Complexities Film Program", mumok Kino, Vienna, Austria
"Dialogue de l’ombre double", Videobox, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
"ARS17 - Hello World", Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
"Zuecca Projects presents: Daata in Venice", Venice
"Medieval-City One", Two Queens, Leicester
"Finding Fanon Sequence LP Launch", Lighthouse, Brighton
"Untitled: Art on the conditions of our time", New Art Exchange, Nottingham
"Yours Sincerely", RCA Film Night, London
"All Channels Open", Wysing Arts Centre
"Public View", Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
"Finding Fanon Trilogy", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London
"Parallax Scrolling", Breese Little, London
"Film Cologne", Art Cologne, Germany
"Cast Film Club", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Cast, Cornwall
"Trust Me, I’m an Artist: DNA Ancestry Testing",
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Arts Catalyst, London


Selected exhibitions & screenings
"'That Time", Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum,Cycle Music & Arts Festival, Kopavogur, Iceland
"Here come a new challenger", Cubitt, London
"Wysing Poly Residency", Wysing Arts Centre
"FF Gaiden: Delete", Praksis Premier Screening, Cinemateket, Oslo, Norway
"Finding Fanon Screening", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, USA
"Getting the Heart Ready", The Royal Standard, Liverpool
"Supernova Festival", Denver, USA
"Mount Florida Screenings", Mount Florida, Glasgow
"Bedlam Fringe Film Festival", Edinburgh
"Spill Festival", Ipswich
"Our Machines II", Brighton Digital Festival 2016
"Experimental Motion", Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
"The Long Progress Bar", Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
"Lavish Big Screen", Latitude Festival, Suffolk
"Random Acts", Channel 4, UK
"Eva International 2016: Still (The) Barbarians", Limerick City, Curated by Koyo Kouoh
"Histories of a Vanishing Present: A Prologue", The Mistake Room, Curated by Cesar Garcia & Kris Kuramitsu, Los Angles, USA
"Emotional Supply Chains", Zabludowicz Collection, London
"Game Video / Art. A Survey", part of the "XXI Triennale International Exhibition. 21st Century. Design after Design", Contemporary Hall Gallery, Milan, Italy
"Media Minerals", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy as part of "Imitation of Life", HOME, Manchester
"Focus on the Funk- Journeys", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Birkbeck Cinema & Serpentine Gallery
"Wysing Polyphonic", Wysing Arts Centre
"Out of Nothing", Graphic novel with Daniel Locke & Adam Rutherford, supported by The Wellcome Trust & Lighthouse
"The 59th BFI London Film Festival", BFI Southbank,London
"Both Sides Now", screening & exhibition various venues in China and The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
'Ghosts', Hangar, Lisbon, Portugal
"Turtle Salon", Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
"The Long Progress Bar", Brighton Digital Festival
"Art Pop Montreal Festival 2015", Montreal, Canada
"The Vanishing Point of History: L’Été photographique de Lectoure", Centre d'art et photographie de Lectoure, France. Curated by Catsou Roberts
"The Curves of the Needle", Baltic 39, Newcastle
"Open Souce Contemporary Arts Festival", London
"Daata Editions", New York, USA
"Room of Requirement", Horseandpony Fine Arts Project Space, Berlin
"Drawing Biennial 2015", The Drawing Room Gallery, London
"Collaborate", Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wales
"Pigdogmonkeyfestos", Phoenix Gallery, Exeter
"Wir Sind Alle Berliner:1884-2014", ICI, Berlin
"ReMix", Bury Sculpture Centre, curated by David Thorp
"Alternative 23", IMT Gallery, London
"Land Engines", Queens Hall Arts Centre, Northumberland
"NADA Miami 2014', Miami, USA
"Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future", Serpentine Gallery, London
"The Nuisance of Landscape: Grizedale - The Sequel", Abbot Hall Gallery, Cumbria
"Collections of Collections", V&A Friday Late, London
"Fierce Festival", The Edge, Birmingham
"3rd Bienale of Bahia", Modern Art Museum of Bahia, Brazil
"Digital Africa", performance as part of 'Africa Utopias', Southbank Centre, London
"Turtle Salon in the Forest", Sweden
"Foam", Attic, Nottingham
"Animamix Biennial", Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
"Biters: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy" as part of Test Run", Modern Art Oxford
"Pigdodandmonkeyfestos", Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent
"Artprojx Cinema presents Teen and Keen", Voice and the Lens, London
"27 Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2014, Festival for Expanded Media", Stuttgart, Germany
"After/Hours/Drop/Box **LIVE**", Spike Island, Bristol, Curated by John Lawrence
"Why Did You Stop", exhibition curated by Expograph, Berlin, Germany
"After/Hours/Drop/Box", Modern Art Oxford, Curated by John Lawrence
"Is that all there is?", Film Screening, Import Projects, Berlin, Germany
"Totally Devoted", Screening event, Outcasting at Temporary Art Projects, Southend on Sea
"The Artsadmin Jerwood Commission", Premiere screening, Whitechapel Gallery, London
"V22 Collection Show", V22 Workspace, London
"Totem and Taboo", Freud Museum, London
"Thank You For The Music", Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
"In the Woods", The Big Screen & Film Gallery, Latitude Festival, Suffolk
"25th Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2012, Festival for Expanded Media", Stuttgart, Germany
"Let the Rythym Hit 'Em", Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
"RE-RUN", Banner Repeater, London
"I will talk with anyone who will talk with me", The City Gallery, Leicester
"SUNDAY" Art Fair,  The Zabludowicz Collection presents David Blandy limited edition action figures
"David Blandy, Riley Harmon and Graham Hudson", Seventeen, London
“Amen Brother”, Grand Union, Birmingham
The Drawing Room Gallery Fundraiser 2011, London
"Journey Men" Two person show with Antti Laitinen, AirSpace, Stoke-on-Trent
“Choose your character” solo event at the ICA, London, as part of Live Weekends
“Be Glad For the Song Has No End: A Festival of Artists' Music”, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge
“Contort Yourself”, three person show at ACME, London
“Mixtapes: Popular Music in Contemporary Art”, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
“The Crossroads Shack”, installation and screening at Latitude Festival, Suffolk
“Royale with Cheese”, AICON Gallery, London, curated by Niru Ratnam
“Psychic Geography”, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead
“Stranger Things Are Happening”, Aspex, Portsmouth  
“Personal Affects”, Exhibition and Residency, A.I.R. Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands
"Hesperides II", Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (MCBA), Switzerland"
The 6th Bremen Art Spring", GAK, Bremen, Germany
"The Underground Soul", Solo exhibition, Brighton Art Festival, Grey Area, Brighton
"My Philosophy", Solo screening, Artprojx Matinee Presentations, Prince Charles Cinema, London
“Far West”, Arnolfini, Bristol; touring to A Foundation, Liverpool and Turner Contemporary, Margate
“Museumnight 2008: Tomorrow is Humourless”, screening event, Stedelijk Museum Bureau (SMBA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“I/Legitimate”, Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo, Brazil
“Made Up”, the Bluecoat, as part of the Liverpool Biennial
“Tatton Park Biennial”, Tatton Park, Cheshire
“Sonic Youth”, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland & touring to Wallace Gallery, New York, USA“Phenomena”, Pori Art Museum, Finland
“The David Blandy Special”, screening, 176 Project Space, London
“Jerwood Moving Image Awards”, Jerwood Gallery, London, Finalist
“Artprojx Hi Fi” at Anthology Film Archives, The Armory Show, New York
Art Review’s invited comic contribition, December Issue
“Persona Non Grata”, curated by Ben Judd, One in the Other, London
“Artprojx Hi Fi presents”, Art in Marrakech, Théâtre Royal de Marrakech
"Encore Pacifca", Video screening, Kunsthall Bergen, Norway
“Microwave International New Media Arts Festival”, Hong Kong, as part of “À la Chinoise” curated by Marcelo Rezende and Fernando Oliva
"My Still Life as a Personal Object," Alma Enterprises, London
“The Great Escape- New Art from London”, White Flag Projects, St Louis,
USA, curated by Katrina Hallowell
“Live Screen”, Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, London
“Artprojx Hi Fi presents” at Late at Tate Britain
“Konst på Bio" (Art at the Movies), Biografen Sture, Stockholm, Sweden
"A Second Life”, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland, curated by Barnaby Drabble
“Big Family Business” The IMÇ Buildings, Istanbul, curated by Esther Lu and Adnan Yildiz
“Artradio”, exhibition and residency, Cornerhouse, Manchester
“About Turn”, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
tank.tv DVD of selected video artists, distributed by Thames & Hudson
“Artprojx at Greenland Street presents”, Screening Event, Greenlands Street, Liverpool
“Inter-Faces”, Soros Center for Contemporary Art - Almaty, Kazakstan
Artsadmin Screening Programme, Artsadmin Studios, London
“The Communism of Form: Sound + Image + Time”, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil
“Extend Your Neck”, Cafe Gallery, London
“100 Tage=100 Videos”, Kunstvereine Gl Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Role Model”, The John Institute, Zurich, Switzerland
“KolnShow2”, Galerie Vera Gliem, Cologne, Germany curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Florian Waldvogel
“16 Hour Museum”, AIT, Tokyo, Japan
“Air Video”, Air Space, Stoke on Trent
“Media Attention”, G39, Cardiff
IASPIS residency in Stockholm, Sweden, culminating in “Open House”
“Street: behind the cliché”, Witte de With Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“Because the Night”, Artangel Interaction, Bethnal Green Town Hall, London
“I don’t know what else to do with myself!” Video Screening & discussion,
AK28 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
“100 Tage=100 Videos”, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany
“[Incorporaciones+Polesello] Recientes”, Macro-Museo de arte contemporáneo de Rosario, Argentina
“The Mothership Collective”, South London Gallery, curated by Harold Offeh
“Kaleidoscope”, screening, Whitechapel Gallery, London
“Turtle”, Chelsea Space, curated by Michael H. Shamberg
“Represent”, two person show with Saskia Holmkvist, Gasworks Gallery, London
“FILMPERFORMANCE”, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
“Kill your Timid Notion”, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
“Culture Bound”, VII East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
“Monitor”, LOT, Bristol, curated by Sally Shaw
“Adding Up”, screening, Sous-Station Lebon, Nice, France
Thirteenth Raindance Film Festival, tank.tv showcase, London
Gasworks Gallery/Triangle Arts Trust residency at El Levante, Rosario, Argentina
“About Time”, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark, curated by Nikolaj Larsen
“Cumbriana Proof” Grizedale Arts, Cumbria
“Projekt Migration”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
“The Mind is a Horse (Part 2)”, Bloomberg Space, London
“Astigmatic 2005 festival”, Tank.tv, Gdynia, Poland“It is hard to touch the real”,
touring video archive, curated by Maria Lind, to Kunstverein Munich, Germany,
Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden; Yeans, Gothenburg, Sweden; Unge Kunstnerers
Samfund UK, Oslo, Norway; Tallinn Kunsthalle, Tallinn, Estonia
“Faltering Flame: Aspects of the Human Condition in Contemporary Art”,
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, curated by David Thorp
“Biennale! Artist Film & Video”, Temporarycontemporary Gallery, London,
selected by Jananne Al-Ani, touring to Dashanzi International Arts Festival,
Beijing, China, and Raum 3, Berlin
“Romantic Detachment”, residency & exhibition, curated by Grizedale Arts & The Henry Moore Foundation, PS1 Gallery, New York,
USA & touring to Chapter, Cardiff, Wales; Q Gallery, Derby; Folly, Lancaster
“New Contemporaries 2004”, Liverpool Biennale & The Barbican, London
“Ethnic Marketing”, Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland,
curated by Tirdad Zolghadr
“I almost feel like doing it again ¼”, K3 Project Space, Zurich,
Switzerland, curated by Barnaby Drabble
“Agora”, Transition Gallery, London
“Tempered Ground”, Museum of Garden History, London, curated by Danielle Arnaud & Parabola
“Body-Con: conscious bodies”, A touring exhibition, various venues, Japan, curated by Roger McDonald, AIT Tokyo
“Itchy Park”, art event, Limehouse Town Hall, London, curated by Emily Wardill
“Art, Identity and the Unconscious in the Age of Transnationalism”,
Conference & film screening, Tate Modern, London, organised by the Freud Museum & The Slade, UCL
“Tape291 Video Open”, 291 Gallery, London              “Volume”, film programme, part of“Commotion”, organised by Picture This, Arnolfini and St. George’s, Bristol
“Artist’s Films on Music Culture”, National Film Theatre, in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery, London      
"Artist’s Residency at Grizedale Arts", the Lake District, Cumbria
“Emergency”, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
“Nothing If Not Satirical”, The Nunnery, London, curated by Pryle Behrman
“Domestico 03”, Central Gallery, Madrid, Spain
“Nothing Special”, FACT, Liverpool, curated by Claire Doherty
“Family Business”, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London, curated by Matthew Poole & Danielle Arnaud
“Lux Open 2003”, Royal College of Art, London
“Beck’s Student Prize for film & video”, selected by Sam Taylor Wood & Peter Saville, ICA, London; CCA, Glasgow; Edinburgh Festival & ArtSway, Sway        “New Video”, Galleria Morcilla, Barcelona, Spain
“Someone must have been telling lies”, Forde Espace, Geneva,
Switzerland, curated by Ceri Hand
“Deliberate Regression”, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, curated by Vita Zamen
“The Big Torino” Arts Festival, Turin, Italy
“Wooden Heart”, AVCO Gallery, London
“New Contemporaries 1999”, part of the Liverpool Biennale, & Milch, London
“River Deep, Mountain High”, Gallery Westland Place, London and Duncan of Jordanstone Gallery, Dundee, curated byKelly Taylor & David Risley
“Temptation/Boredom”, Outline Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands        
“Originals#2”, Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London


Solo & Collaborative exhibitions

"The World After”, New Geographies Commission, David Blandy, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
"Genetic Automata", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Arts Catalyst, London
"FF Gaiden: Delete", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Bury Art Museum, Moving Image Gallery, Bury
"David Blandy", Seventeen Gallery, London
"Child of the Atom", David Blandy, Vdrome
"Finding Fanon Trilogy", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Forth Worth Contemporary Arts, Texas, USA
"The Finding Fanon Sequence", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Plymouth Arts Centre
"Finding Fanon Trilogy", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London
"Citadel: David Blandy", The Exchange, Cornwall
"Finding Fanon Part Three: Prologue", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Tate Modern, Switch House, London
"FF Gaiden: Delete", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
"Hercules Rough Cut", Bloomberg Space, London
"A-Z presents David Blandy", Four Quarters, London
"Media Minerals", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Dolph Projects, London
"Helix", a collaboration with biologist Adam Rutherford & illustrator Daniel Locke, A Wellcome Trust Arts Award, with support from Lighthouse
"Biters: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy", Iniva & 198 Gallery, London
"Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark", Rose Lipman Building, CREATE London
"Backgrounds", Seventeen Gallery, London & Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
"Mobile Suit Academy", Peckham Space, London
"Odysseys", Phoenix Gallery, Brighton; in association with Lighthouse as part of the Brighton Digital Festival
"David Blandy - Passage Of The Soul", Exeter Phoenix
Artistic Dialogues II, David Blandy & Nilbar Güreş, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
"Run a Mile in My Shoes", Great North Run Moving Image Commission 2011, Newbridge Space, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
“Child of the Atom”, Seventeen Gallery, London
Solo presentation at TankTV project space
“Crossroads”, Spike Island, Bristol, touring to Turner Contemporary, Margate, and 176 Project Space, London
"The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim", Solo screening, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
“Artprojx Dojo: Duels and Dualities”, Artprojx Space, London
“Fortress of Solitude”, Jerwood Platform for Artists, Cell Project Space, London
“The Way of the Barefoot Lone Pilgrim”, Platform China Project Space, Beijing, China, curated by David Thorp

Selected commissions & prizes

"FF Gaiden: Delete", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2016. Commissioned by Praksis Oslo, Norway. In collaboration with Mennisker i Limbo (People in Limbo), in partnership with PNEK, Atelier Nord, and Notam.
"FF Gaiden: Alternative", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2016. Commissioned by Tyneside Cinema, Supported by Arts Council England. In Collaboration with the Factory.
"FF Gaiden: Control", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2016. Commissioned and produced by FACT. Supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. With thanks HMP Altcourse, Keith McDonnell, Tony Connolly and the HMP Altcourse gym team, HMP Liverpool and Partners of Prisoners.
"FF Gaiden: Escape", Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2016-17. Commissioned By New Art Exchange, Nottingham. In collaboration with members of Nottingham’s Women’s Cultural Exchange.
"Finding Fanon Part Two", Brighton Digital Festival Commission, Supported by Arts Council England, Produced by Artsadmin, London
"Workweek Prize", David Blandy and A---Z for the installation 16-Bit at Four Quarters, London
Arts Council England Award for "Biters: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy'
"Outcasting Fourth Wall Festival V2:0" Commission, Cardiff
Royal College of Psychiatrists, Film & Video Art Commission 2013, 21 Prescott Street, London, Curated by David Gryn
"Art Across the City", A Locws International Public Art Programme across the City of Swansea, Wales, UK   
Great North Run Moving Image Commission 2011
Winner of “The Times/The South Bank Show Breakthrough Award”, Nominated as the representative for the Visual Arts
Daiwa Award for travel to research “Child of the Atom” in Hiroshima, Japan
“The Search for Mingering Mike Museum”, commission by the Bluecoat, Liverpool for the Liverpool Biennial
Video work “Samurai Story parts I & II” and comic “The Gateless Barrier”, commissioned by Tatton Park Biennial, Cheshire
“Spike in the City”, commission by Spike Island, Bristol
“The Man who Fell to Earth”, commission by Heron Mill, Cumbria
“Soul of the Lakes” Grizedale Arts commission for “Cumbriana Proof”, Coniston, Cumbria
Artsadmin Live Arts Bursary 2005-2006
“Radio Nights” Artangel Interaction commission, a film made in collaboration with The Avenues in North London, The Gate Cinema, London
“Mostyn Open”, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, winner of the £6000 award
“Enter the Barefoot Lone Pilgrim”, performance as a hermit, Painshill Park, Surrey, commissioned by Danielle Arnaud & Parabola for “Tempered Ground”
“Ya get me?”, Artangel Interaction commission, a film made in collaboration with The Avenues in North London, that centres on the use of language inside subcultures        
“Beck’s Student Prize for film & video”, runner up prize winner, ICA, London
“Medway Open”, Gillingham, Kent, winner of £5000 award selected by David Thorp & Permindaur Kaur