Robert Montgomery b. 1972

Born in Chapelhall, Scotland. Lives and works in London.

 

EDUCATION

1995 Edinburgh College of Art, Master of Fine Arts, Edinburgh, UK

1993 Edinburgh College of Art, BA, Edinburgh, UK

2017 Chelsea College of Art, London, UK (Visiting Artist)

2016 Bartlett Critique, University of Newcastle, UK (Visiting Artist)

2014 Fine Art Media, The Slade School of Art, London, UK (Visiting Artist)

1995-97 Core Program Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2018 In Our Dreams We See Forever, commission for Royal Society of Blind Children, touring the UK Estuary Poem for Wyndham Lewis and Other Works, One Canada Square, London, UK

2018 Hammersmith Poem, E-Luminate Festival, Kings College Chapel Lawn, Cambridge University, UK

2017 Hammersmith Poem and Love Letters to Kazimir Malevich, Cob Gallery, London, 2017 UK Parasolstice - Winter Light 2017 Robert Montgomery, Parasol Unit Foundation, London, UK

2017 Hammersmith Poem, Hammersmith Town Hall, London, UK

2016 Year of the Propaganda Corrupted Plebiscites, Mannerheim Gallery, Paris, France Year of the Corrupted Eclipse, Printspace, London, UK

2016 Cardiff Contemporary, Cardiff, Wales, UKYinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, China

2016 To Fast to Live Too Young to Die, installation for the Climate Coalition at Osterley Park, London, UK

2015 All Kingdoms Smashed and Buried in the Sky, The Office Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus 2015 Robert Montgomery, Istanbul’74, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 I was dancing when I was 8, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

2015 The Stars Pulled Down For Real, public project for All Rise Seattle, USASearock Songlines, public project curated by Marc Fiedler Saalfelden Leogang, Austria

2015 Chapter 6 in Which We Sit Like Docile Cattle While You Use the Aesthetics of Punk Rock to Sell Credit Cards Back to Us, Galerie Nukeand Instanbul ‘74, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquandt, Paris, France

2014 LA Billboard poems, curated by Do Art Foundation and Art Share, Los Angeles, USA

2014 Piles of Dirt and Glass You Walk Upon, Galerie Colette, Paris, France

2014 Fields of Vision, Grand Depart Tour de France, Yorkshire Festival, UK

2014 Istanbul Fire Poem, IST Festival, Istanbul, TurkeyLouvre Fire Poem, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France

2013 Robert Montgomery, C24 Gallery, New York, USAEchoes of Voices in the High Towers, Galerie Nuke, Paris, France

2013 Edinburgh Fire Poem, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, UK

2013 City is Wilder, installation at Kater Holzig, Anna Jil Lüpertz Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2013 Tokyo Billboards, Harajuku, Each X Other Projects, Tokyo, Japan

2012 Robert Montgomery: Echoes of Voices in the High Towers part 2, Neue Berliner Räume, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin, Germany

2012 Robert Montgomery: Echoes of Voices in the High Towers, NeueBerliner Räume, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany

2012 The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Fort Kochi, Kerala, India

2012 Whenever An Angel, Galerie Analix-Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

2012 Le Printemps de Septembre a Toulouse, curated by Paul Ardenne, Toulouse, France 2012 It Turned Out This Way cos You Dreamed it This Way, KK Outlet, UK

2011 Fire of Each Other, Galerie Nuke, Paris, France

2009 Emotional Emergency, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2008 Derniers Jours: May 68/May 08, Galerie Nuke, Paris, France

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Frieze Billboards, Billboard Works, Shoreditch, London, UK

2017 The UK Holocaust Memorial Shortlist, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

2017 The Book of the Word, curated by Michael Petry, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland

2017 Election Poem, Flying Leaps, London, UK

2016 Nuart Festival, Stavanger, NorwayA New Language: Root 1066 Festival, Hastings, UK

2016 The Crystal Ship, Oostende, BelgiumPoetry For Change, Kulturno Informativni Centar, Zagreb, Croatia

2016 Still Future, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK

2015 Bodies Burning at the Edges, Thomas Beal, Robert Montgomery, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kiki Smith, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA

People You Love, installation at The Southbank Centre, London, UK Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, London, UK

2014 3 Poems About Buildings and Trees, Nuit Blanche, Brussels Ian Hamilton Finlay, Robert Montgomery, Lawrence Wiener, Anna Jil Lüpertz Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2014 Still Future, The Arts Complex, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2013 Affordable Care, Manya Wynwood, Miami, USAQuand l’art Prend la Ville, Defacto, La Défense, Paris, France

2013 In Dreams, Cob Gallery, London, UK

2013 Sculpture al Fresco III, Great Fosters, Surrey, UK

2012 Closer, Spinello Projects, Miami, USAFrom The Age of The Poets, Cy Twombly, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Robert Montgomery etc, Aanat & Zoo, Berlin, Germany

2012 Preposterous, La Scatola, London, UKSublime • Kursiv. James Lee Byars, Christian Boltanski, Douglas Gordon, Robert Montgomery etc. Anna Jill Lupertz Gallery at Epicentro Art, Berlin, Germany

2012 Noir Clair, curated by Barbara Polla and Victor de Bonnecaze,Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

2012 Wealth, Mass, London, UKOneliners, KOP, Breda, NetherlandsA Gathering, curated by Maria-Thalia Carras & Olga Hatzidaki, Athens Festival, Greece

2012 Art St Barth, Valentine de Badereau Gallery, St Barths

2011 And Like This You Keep Them Alive/On Love, Neue Berliner Räume. Berlin, Germany

2011 All Palaces Are Temporary Palaces, Palais de Tokyo Paris, France

2011 The Streets Belong to No One, Casa dell Arte, 12th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 All Palaces Are Temporary Palaces, Lyon Docks, Docks Art Fair Program, Lyon, France Orientale*, curated by Maurizio Bortolotti and Shwetal Patel collateralto the Venice Biennale, Chiesa delle Zitelle, Venice, Italy

2011 Royal Wedding Poem, Scope Foundation project with Galerie

Analix-Forever, Scope Art Basel, Basel, SwitzerlandRoyal Wedding Poems, Billboard series, London, UK

2011 Génération Polluée: Davide Bertocchi, Cyprien Gaillard, Camille Henrot, Marc Horowitz, Robert Montgomery, Douglas White, Galerie Nuke, Paris, France

2010 Trees, Galerie Analix-Forever, Geneva, Switzerland Heart of Glass, 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London, UK

2010 The People You Love Become Ghosts Inside of You, Scope Foundation, Galerie Analix-Forever, Scope Art Basel, SwitzerlandI Won’t Give Up, with Fabio Paleari, Resistance Inc and GuidoCosta Projects, Coningsby Gallery, London, UK

2010 Cars & Bikes, Galerie Analix-Forever, Geneva, SwitzerlandDon’t Jump- Mary Heilman, Robert Montgomery, Julie Ryan, LawrenceWeiner, Galerie Bigger Better Space, Vienna, Austria

2010 The People You Love Become Ghosts Inside of You, The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK

2009 Words in the City at Night, Billboard Series. London. Utopia/Distopia. The Grand Palais, Paris, France (Art Paris program)

2009 Learning by Doing: 25 Years of Artist’s in Residence at the MFAH, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

2008 I Won’t Give Up, collaboration with Fabio Paleari, Guido Costa Projects, Turin, Italy

2007 Strategic Art Getts, curated by Neil Mulholland, The Embassy, Edinburgh, UK Dazed & Confused versus Andy Warhol, THE BALTIC, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK

2006 The Circle of Dead Grass Where the Circus Used to Be, Sean Flynn, David Fryer, Robert Montgomery, Trolley Gallery, London, UK

Words in the City at Night, The Margaret Thatcher Project, New York, USA

2005 God is Bored of Us, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, London, UK Words in the City at Night, London, UK

 

TELEVISION

2016 BBC documentary: Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art? 

 

COLLECTIONS

Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, UK

Manja Gideon Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

Michael Stipe Collection, New York, USA

Wassner Collection, New York, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Edinburgh Art Festival Collection, Edinburgh, UK

LVMH Collection. Work on permanent display at Dior Homme space, Soho, New York, USA

Henrik Wobbe Collection, Hamburg, Germany

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China

Benoit Pierre Emery Collection, Paris, France

Collection of Patrick Van Ommeslaeghe, Antwerp, Belgium

Charlie and Elizabeth Cetin Collection, London, UK

Gianni and Michael Alen-Buckley Collection, London,

UK Municipal Collection Saalfelden Leogang, Salzburg, Austria

Artshare Collection, Los Angeles, USA

Luepertz Collection, Berlin, Germany

Jacques Esseberg Collection, Paris and St Tropez, France

Dick Institute Collection, Scotland, UK

Casa dell Arte Collection, Bodrum, Turkey

Albright Knox Museum, New York, USA