William Hunt

Biography

1977

London
lives and works in London, UK

2003–2005

Goldsmiths College, London, UK

1996–2000

Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK

1998–1999

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

1995–1996

Camberwell College of Art and Design, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2015

En-Core! Oh En-Core!, Rotwand, Zürich, CH
Playing the Goat, ibidprojects, Los Angeles, USA

2014

Playing the Goat, PEER Gallery, Hoxton Street, London, UK
Bra-vo oh Bra-vo, Rotwand, Zurich, CH
Ship, ship, Slip and Dip (together with Alena Kotzmann), Hunt Kastner, Prague, CZ
Not Knowing But Looking, Petra Rinck Gallery, Düsseldorf, DE

2012

How Do You Do, Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf, DE

2010

Practising being something else just in case you’re not what you think you are, Rotwand, Zurich, CH
Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, DE
are, Rotwand, Zurich, CH
Junction: William Hunt, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

2009

Solo Presentation, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, DE
Lead Singer and Backing Vocals, Ibid Projects, London, UK
I don’t believe you, you’re a liar, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Recorded Live, Picture This, Bristol, UK
I Forgot Myself, Looking At You, Jan Wentrup Galerie, Berlin, DE

2008

Tempting Fate, Swimming Alone, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL
Even As You See Me Now, Rotwand, Zurich, CH

2007

Put Your Foot Down, Art Unlimited Art Basel 38, Basel, CH

2006

Put Your Foot Down, Ibid Projects, London, UK

Group Exhibitions and Performances (selection)

2015

Tower, ibidprojects, London, UK
Leichte Töne als Schwerstarbeit, As part of: Sound in Motion. Interantionale Video- und Performancekunst, Stuttgart, DE
Adam, Eve & the Devil, Marres – Centre for Contemporary Culture, Masstricht, NL
Test Run: Performance in Public, Modern Art Oxford, UK

2014

BASH an exhibition in two parts (with Laurie Anderson, Ulla von Brandenburg, Olaf Breuning, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkacova, Heather Cook and others), Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, USA
Performance, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, DE

2013

The World Turned Upside Down – Buster Keaton, Sculpture and The Absurd, Performance,  Mead Gallery Warwick Arts Centre, UK
Paranalia – Solo performance presentation, Sioban Davies Dance Studio, London, UK
PLAY! Recapturing the Radical Imagination, Curated by Ragnar Kjartansson and Andjeas Ejiksson, GIBCA – Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, SE
Magic Hour, The Ridder – A House for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, NL
Sub-optimal Expression Output Interface, Performance and Installation Petra Rinck Gallery, Dusseldorf, DE
Not So Much, Duet. Performance at Hunt Kastner, Prague, CZ
The Cassini Cruise III, Ardi Poels Projects, Maastricht, NL
Sub-Optimal Expression Output Interfac, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, DE
You Always Return To The Water, Rotwand, Zürich, CH

2012

Spieltribe, IBID Projects London, UK
Not So Much, Performance at Volker Bratke, Düsseldorf, DE
Tout s’écoule, rien ne reste tel, L’espal – scène conventionnée, Théâtre du Mans, Le Mans, FR

2011

Shunck* at Pinkpop Festival, Limburg, NL

2010

It’s the flowers, not the vase, Performance at ABC Berlin, DE
A gesture you can’t help but make, Villa Reykjavik, Reykjavik, ISL
Anticipation Time, Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, IR
In Transit, Rotwand Zurich, CH

2009

Cargo Manifest, (curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers), Opera Festival, Munich, DE
The Blood of a Poet, Estuaire 2009, Nantes/Saint-Nazaire, FR
Spotlight, New additions since 2006, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, AT
Excursions Performance Festival, Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick, IE
Artprojx Still Film Screening, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Liceu Opera, Barcelona, S

2008

Group Show, Ibid Projects, (Hoxton Square), London, UK
Sound of Art. Music and Visual Arts. Les Grands Spectacles III, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, AT
Sonic Youth, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; Wallace Gallery at SUNY College, Old Westbury, USA
Mind the Gap, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, CH
William Hunt, Matthew Darbyshire, Jess Flood-Paddock (curated by Sasha Craddock) Sadlers Wells, London, UK
Still-Film, (Film screening curated by Artprojx for Late at Tate) Tate Britain, London, UK

2007

Been So Up It Feels Like Down to Me, Presentation House, Vancouver, CDN
Silence: Listen to the Show, curated by Francesco Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, IT
KölnShow 2, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Köln, DE
Judith, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, USA

2006

Sleep of Ulro, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK
Long Shore Drift, curated by Sally O’Reilly and Mel Brimfield, The Whitstable Biennale 2006, Canterbury, UK,
Don Quijote, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Sophie Von Olfers, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
Loge, General Public, Berlin, DE
New performance commission, Milton Keynes Gallery, London, UK
Geisai No. 9, Tokyo Young Art Fair, Tokyo, JP, invited international Artist by Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki
Failure to do so is an Offence, Galerie der Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, DE
God is a Gallery, Galuzin Gallery, Oslo, NO

2005

All Personal, VTO, London, UK
Rip It Up and Start Again, Villa Della Rosa, Galleria Civila
D’Arte Moderna De Bologna, IT
MA Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Let me Hear Your Body Talk, Artie et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
Again, performance, Itchy Park II, Old Limehouse Townhall London, UK

2004

Booty, Gallery Mobile, London, UK
Again, Again, Again (If It’s Funny Once It’s Funny Forever), Performance, Alma Enterprises, London, UK
Rodeo/Radio, video performance, Hinterconti, Hamburg, DE
Common Property (Allgemeingut), 6th Werkleitz Biennale, Halle (Saale), DE
Calm Down, video performance, Volks Theatre, Munich, DE

2003

Live 2003, radio performance for Resonance 104.4 FM, London, UK
Radio 26/11/Live 2003, Bootleg, performance, Spitalfields, London, UK, curated by Pablo Lafuente
Just Regret, 35mm film, A-Clip Cinema intervention, International Cinema, Berlin, Germany; Screen on the Green, London, UK
ShoWorx, Bay 67, Westbourne Studios, London, UK
Video Invitational, FA Projects, London, UK
For One Night Only, 38 Langham Street, London, UK
Evidence, Essor Gallery Project Space, London, UK
Club II, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Gatsby, The New Lansdowne Club, London, UK

2001

Club, Beaconsfield, London, UK
Atelier Something, Open Studios, London, UK

Bibliography

2012

Despite moments of clarity, there are no“isms“ in this book, Francesca Gavin
100 New Artists, Laurence King Publishing

2010

Akkordarbeit, Interpol, Monopol, September
Anna Joa, Villa Reykjavik, Morgunbladid, July
Helgi Snaer Sigurosson, Morgunbladid, July
Villa Reykjavik, Trendbeheer Blog, July

2009

Rebecaa Geldard, London Top 10 Shows, Saatchi Online, March
William Hunt, Performance bei Wentrup, Stylemag Online, February

2008

Aoife Rosenmeyer, Last Chance to See, Saatchi Online, June
Erik van Tuijn, William Hunt (review), Map, Winter
London Focus: Artist Dictionary, Flash Art International, October
Francesca Gavin, Hanging with the ultimate performance artist, Dazed & Confused, vol. 2 issue 65, September
Kate Butler, Sonic Youth, The Sunday Times, July
Karlijn De Jongh, Sonic Youth (review), Circa, June
Natalia Huser, Eine Korperliche Grenzerfahrung, artensuite, February
Francesco Bonami, Arte Contemporanea, Electa (Milan)

2007

KolnShow2, European Kunsthalle, Cologne, (exh cat)
Maria Chiara Valacchi, Take Me, Muse (Italy), September
Kevin Griffin, Fall Arts Preview, The Vancouver Sun, September
Joanna Pitman, A very private view, Sunday Times, August
Rocco Moliterni, Il Silenzio a testa in giù, La Stampa, July
Georgina Adam, William Hunt: Waterlogged, Art Newspaper, June
Sarah Douglas, Mini – Worlds In a Vast Space, Art Info (online) June

2006

Tina Schmucker, Put your foot Down, Kunst-Blog.com, November
Anneke Bokern, Das Don Quijote Syndrom, artnet.com, August
John Slyce, Whitstable Biennale, 2006, a-n Magazine, August
Door Ilse van Rijn, Don Quijote, Metropolis M, August
Andrea Wiarda, Don Quijote, Flash Art, July
Can Small Battles Change the World?, DIMI, May
Aires quijotescos en el centro Witte de With de Rotterdam, Lapiz, issue 224
The Now Sound Systems, Vogue Italia, issue 665, January

2005

Centrefold Scrapbook, October
Diverse Attitudini, Flash Art, Italian Edition, August
William Hunt, ArtReview, July
Guestroom Magazine (Munich), issue 4, June
Where We Have Been?, Starship Magazine