Olly Beck

Born in London, England 1968. He continues to live and work in London.

Education
Central Saint Martins, London, MA Fine Art, 2001-2003
Brighton University, Brighton, BA Visual and Performance Art, 1988-1991

Selected Exhibitions
Sartorial Contemporary Art, London, Solo Exhibition , (forthcoming) 2010
Francis Hair Fashions Gallery, London, The Temporary Autonomous Zone , (forthcoming) 2009
Transition Gallery, London, Awopbopaloobop , 15 November – 21 December 2008
Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, Press and Release , 26 April – 7 June 2008
Francis Hair Fashions Gallery, London, Fata Morgana , 3 May – 1 st June 2008
Transition Gallery, London, The Painting Room , 12 January - 10 February 2008
Francis Hair Fashions Gallery, London, Building Sites , 6 - 28 October 2007
Francis Hair Fashions Gallery, London, At War with the Mystics , 5 - 27 May 2007
Francis Hair Fashions Gallery, London, Town and Country Part 1 , 25 November - 17 December 2006
Transition Gallery, London, Ruins/ Souvenir , 8 - 30 November 2003
Transition Gallery, London, Sense and Sensibility , 9 May - 1 June 2003
Royal College of Art, London, Hunting Art Prize , February 2001
Royal College of Art, London, Hunting Art Prize , February 2000
Royal Overseas League, London/Edinburgh, Annual Open , 1997
81 Charlotte Street, London, The Meeting of Heroes , July 1996

Selected Published Articles
Essay for the artist Sweet Toof, Bonfire of the Vanitas , Sartorial Editions 2009
Essay for the artist Martin Lea Brown, Dog Day Afternoon , Sartorial Editions 2009
Essay for the artist Gretta Sarfaty Marchant, Positionings: Gretta's Performance Art , Sartorial Editions 2009
Interview with Thurston Moore, Histories along the Bowery: The New York No Wave Movement , Garageland Magazine (Issue 7), Transition Editions 2008
Essay for the book ‘Encyclopedia of Optography', Memoirs of the Ocular , Muswell Press 2008
Essay for the book ‘Burning Candy', Burning Candy and the Regimes of Signs , Before Chrome Editions 2008
Essay for Garageland Magazine (Issue 6), In Mexico No One Ever Dies , Transition Editions 2008
Essay for Garageland Magazine (Issue 5), Slow Motion: Between Reality and Mirage , Transition Editions 2007
Essay for Garageland Magazine (Issue 2), The Baroque Soul: Gilles Deleuze, Angels, Labyrinths and Mike Nelson , Transition Editions 2006

Curatorial and Editorial
Co-Curator for the exhibition ‘ Gretta's Progress' , Leeds College of Art and Design, 3 December 2008 – 2 January 2009 and Sartorial Contemporary Art, London, April, 2009
Co-Director and Curator, Francis Hair Fashions Gallery (Independent Art Project Space), 87 Nightingale Lane London SW12 8NX, 2006 – ongoing
Editorial Board, Garageland Magazine , Transition Editions, 2004 – ongoing
Co-Editor, The Critical Friend , Transition Editions, 2004 - 2007


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