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Graham Hudson

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  • Graham Hudson is a Tutor in Sculpture in the School of Arts & Humanities at the Royal College of Art.

  • Biography

  • Graham Hudson graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design (2000) and The Royal College of Art (2002). 

    Hudson’s solo exhibitions include Locust Projects, Miami, (2008); The Contemporary, Austin, (2011); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, (2012); and Monitor, Rome. (2017) Residency partners have included The Henry Moore Foundation (2006) Gasworks and Triangle (2007) Kings Cross and The Arts Council England (2010) and Progetto Diogene, Turin (2011) Hudson has exhibited in group exhibitions at institutions including, The Camden Arts Centre, London (2008) The David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2009) The VanAbbe Museum, Eindhoven (2010) The BALTIC, Gateshead, (2010) The Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, (2011) ARoS, Aarhaus, (2011) Sunday Painter (2012) The Art Gallery of South Australia (2012). Commissions have included Frieze Sculpture Park, London (2009), DesignMiami (2010), Comme Des Garçons, Tokyo, (2011) Film and Video Umbrella, London (2013).

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  • Practice

  • Graham Hudson’s work is object, sound, performance and moving image, often all at once, sometimes by accident, and usually (with a bit of luck) falling over. His interest is in the psychology of an artwork’s construction and mediation. If you are reading these words in a chair, sitting comfortably, they will mean one thing to you, if you are on an aeroplane, something else. If you’re hungry, your judgement of this text is likely to be faster and harsher than if you are reading this just after breakfast. We know that that the same memory is never recalled the same twice, and that the meaning of every artwork is different for every person, you are a constant work in progress. If you ever met the person you will be in ten years, or the person you were ten years ago, you would probably not like them. These kind of psychological questions underpin Hudson’s work in the research, conceptual and material methodology of his process as well as giving him a good excuse when things go wrong, or perhaps, right. 

  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Exhibitions Since 2006

    Solo exhibitions 

    2017

    • I'm Empty Like a Vegetable, Monitor, Rome, IT
    2016
    • I lost my body but found my mind (Or, my only regret, is I did not fuck Che Guevara), Canal, London, UK

    2014

    • Workout, Hilary Crisp, London, UK
    2012
    • The McGuffin Sculpture, Monitor, Rome, IT
    • Rubble Office of Contemporary Portsmouth, ASPEX, Portsmouth, UK (With Film and Video Umbrella)
    • Rubble Office of Contemporary Rome, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO) Rome, IT             

    2011

    • Rehearsal at the Astoria, The Contemporary Austin, USA, Curated by Elizabeth Dunbar
    2010 
    • ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam, NL

    2009

    • Monitor, Rome, IT
    2008
    • Jan Cunen Museum, Oss, NL, Curated by Rene Pingen
    • Raid Projects, Los Angeles, USA
    • Locust Projects, Miami, USA
    2007
    • Monitor, Rome, IT
    • Mark Moore, Los Angeles, USA
    2006
    • Rokeby, London, UK
    • ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam, NL

    Group exhibitions 

    2016

    • Fuck Newton, Karst, Plymouth, UK
    • Henk Van Os, A Choice from the Collection, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, NL

    2015

    • Future Rhythms, Jump into the Unknown, la Biennale di Venezia, IT, curated by Mike Watson
    • The thin line of time. Works from the Collection of AGI Verona, IT, curated by Marinella Paderni

    2014 

    • What Marcel Duchamp taught me, The Fine Arts Society, London, UK
    • IKEA, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, USA

    2013 

    • Joan of art, MACRO & Nomas Foundation, Rome, IT  Curated by Mike Watson
    • Domestic Animal Ghosts, Ines Barrenchea, Madrid, ES, Curated by Gean Moreno

    2012 

    • The Stones are My Ideas of Imagination, Museum of Marble, Carrara, IT Curated by Mike Watson
    • Our Mutual Friend, Film & Video Umbrella, London, UK
    • The only rule is work, Galerie Walkens, Finsterwolde, NL
    • Bouvard & Peuchet’s Compendious Quest, DRAF, London, UK  Curated by Simone Menegoi and Chris Sharp
    • The Response, Sunday Painter, London, UK
    • Now I lay my hat down to eat, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, NL Curated by Theo Tegelaers
    • This and That, Frost Museum, Miami, US                                                                         

    2011 

    • British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia, AU
    • Latitude Contemporary Art Festival, Southwold, UK, Curated by Ben Borthwick
    • Con Amore, ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, DK
    • I will talk with anyone who will talk with me, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK
    • Proxy, Or – Seventeen, London, UK

    2010

    • Glow, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, UK Curated by Annie Fletcher and Diana Franssen 
    • Counter Constructs, Auto Italia, London, UK Curated by Julia Tcharfas and Tim Ivison
    • Transients ’10, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, NL
    • Newspeak, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
    • Graham Hudson and Sarah Conway Diet, Miami, US
    • Languages & Experimentations, Museo Arte Moderna e Contmporanea, Trento, IT, Curated by Giorgio Verzotti    
    • The Library of Babel, 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK , Curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers               
    • Empty Sets, Waterside project space, London, UK         
    • Untitled, Seventeen, London, UK

    2009

    • At Your Service, The David Roberts Foundation, London, UK, Curated by Cylena Simonds        Points and Lines, LentSpace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, US, Curated by Adam Kleinman
    • Notes on a Return, Laing Gallery, Newcastle, UK, Curated by Sophia Hao
    • Space Revised #3, Halle fur Kunst, Leuneburg, DE, Curated by Eva Birkenstock and Hannes Loichinger
    • Ctrl Alt Shift, The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead/Newcastle, UK
    • Strange days and Some Flowers, Storey Gallery, Lancaster, England, UK
    • Lost and Found Presents, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
    • Sculpture Park, Frieze Art Fair (with Monitor) London 
    • Hotel Beethoven, Moving Locations, Bonn, DE
    • Enzo Mari's Autoprogettazione Project, Architectural Association, London 
    • Notes on a Return, Laing Gallery, Newcastle 
    • Points and Lines, LentSpace, LMCC, New York, Curated by Adam Kleinman 
    • Flyers Flag Sheep Self, Seventeen, London 
    • Strange days and Some Flowers, Storey Gallery, Lancaster 
    • Space Revised #3, Halle fur Kunst, Leuneburg, Germany 
    • Ctrl Alt Shift, Baltic, Gateshead/Newcastle, UK
    • At Your Service, The David Roberts foundation, London, UK, Curated bt Cylena Simmonds
    2008
    • Material Presence, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK 
    • All my favourite singers couldn’t sing, Workplace, Gateshead/Newcastle, UK 
    • We would like to thank the Curators, Seventeen, London, UK 
    • 6 of 1: Performance and Sculpture, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK , Curated by Ben Roberts
    • Eyesore, V1, Copenhagen, DK 
    • Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Galerie Hans Meyer, Dusseldorf, DE
    • Better is something you build, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, IE, Curated by Jacqui McIntosh

    2007

    • From a Distance, Wallspace, New York, USA, Curated by Vincent Honoré 
    • It was the best of Time Outs, it was the worst of Time Outs, Seventeen, London, UK   
    • Says the Junk in the yard, Flowers East, London, UK   
    • If I was a sculptor (but then again no), BearSpace, London, UK  

    Design 

    2013

    • Architecture Commission: COMME des GARÇONS, Dover St. Market, London, London, UK

    2012

    • Design Commission: COMME des GARÇONS, Dover St. Market, Ginza, Tokyo, JP

    2011

    • BOFFO Award for Architecture: Building Fashion Presents: Patrik Ervell and Graham Hudson, New York, US 

    2010

    • Award: DesignMiami, Designer of the Future, Basel, CH

    2008

    • COMME des GARÇONS, Aoyama Commission, Design Commission, Tokyo, JP

    2007

    • COMME des GARÇONS, Dover St. Market, Commission, London, UK 

    Residency 

    2012

    • Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO) Rome, IT

    2011

    • Bivacco Urbano, Progetto Diogene, Turin, IT

    2009

    • Arts Council England and Kings Cross Central, London, UK

    2007 

    • Raid Projects, Los Angeles, US

    2006

    • Gasworks & Triangle, Kuona Arts Trust, Nairobi, Kenya, KEThe Henry Moore Foundation
    • Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

    Conferences

    2015

    'Future Rhythms', A Conference on Educational Strategies via the Body and Performance, Curated by Mike Watson for Nine Dragon Heads 'Jump into the Unknown', Official Collateral Event for the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 21st - 22nd November


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Selected work

Research

Current and recent research

White Image Series for the RCA Website

The series of white images in Hudson's 'Selected Works' for the RCA website depict a set of works photographed at 100 Iso - F2.0 - 1_160s. Resulting in a pure white image, Hudson collaborated with the distinguished art world photographer Thierry Bal to produce a series of images of works where the object is not apparent in the image, but stored in the metadata of the image, which can only be accessed via an excavation with a programme such as photoshop. 

Click on the 'Selected Works' tab above to view the series.