Born 1971, Clatterbridge, UK
Lives and works in London, UK

Selected Press

The Brooklyn Rail, Alastair MacKinven: ‘Dlnrg [oeeey]’, Louis Block, March 2021
Artforum, Alastair Mackinven, Barry Schwabsky, May 2021
Art Daily
, Alastair Mackinven: Assault on Lismore Castle’s fourth wall, 2012

Education

1996

MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

1994

BA Fine Art, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2022

Maureen Paley, London, UK

2021

Dlnrg [oeeey], Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, NY, USA

2019

Alastair Mackinven, Maureen Paley, London

2017

Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Milk Art, a performance lecture, Royal College of Art, Royal Academy Schools, Camberwell College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art and Pantaleons Muehlengasse, Cologne, Germany

2016

Not Liver Again Said the Eagle To Prometheus, TRAMPS, London, UK

2014

When the Schtick Hits the Fan, Salon 4, London, UK

2013

A.J.R.M. Is My Slave Name, Peles Empire, London, UK
Alastair Mackinven’s New Chinese Art, Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland
From the Chinese Menu of Choice, be Warned, the Meal Will Always be Chinese, Jancou Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2012

New Wave of British Heavy Painting, City of London Art, London, UK
Assault on Lismore Castle’s Fourth Wall, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland

2010

Owning a Dog to be a Master, Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart, Germany

2009

Performances 2006 to 2009, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK (C)
Abstract Capitalist Realism, Hotel Gallery, London, UK
Abstract Capitalist Realism part 1 Dark Side of the Wall, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2008

0-60, Et Sic in Infinitum, ICA, London, UK

2007

The Independent Male Guardian, Liste, Basel, Switzerland

2006

Jerking Off the Dog to Feed the Cat, Hotel Gallery, London, UK

1997

Alastair Mackinven, New Gallery, Calgary, Canada

1995

If You Could Lick My Heart Surely It Would Poison You, Galerie Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994

Revenge, Greed and Blackmail, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

1993

Two Inches Longer: Truck, Calgary, Canada

Two Person Exhibitions

2019

Alastair Mackinven and Behrang Karimi, Maureen Paley, London

2018

Reading Community Outreach Mural Workshop, Alastair Mackinven and Matt Copson, Taylor Macklin, Zurich, Switzerland

2017

Eggy and Seedy, Reading International, Alastair Mackinven and Matt Copson, Reading, UK
Alastair Mackinven and Benjamin Saurer, Peles Empire, Berlin, Germany

2001

Alastair Mackinven and Thomas Helbig, Trade Apartment, London UK

1996

Alastair Mackinven and James Pyman, Cubitt Gallery, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2020

This Corrosion, Modern Art, London, UK
Everything is Personal, Tramps, New York, USA

2019

Viva Ultra, Mackintosh Lane, London, UK

2018

In the Reading Room of Hell by NOVEL, A plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy
Meisenfloo, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, Italy
C.R. McBerny Vol 2. Manchester Central Library, Manchester, UK
C.R. McBerny Vol 1. Zwinglisalon, Berlin Germany

2017

Odds, Assembly Point Studios, London, UK
Selbst, Institut Für Bienenzucnt, London, UK

2016

Thinking Outside the Box: the Museum Haus Konstruktiv Collection (1986-2016), Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland (C)
November Dezember/ Prima Materia, Pantaleons Muehlengasse, Cologne, Germany

2015

C.S.C, Parkhaus, Dusseldorf, Germany
From a Fly on the Wall, to Fly in my Soup, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
Centre de Pompidoo-doo, Rise Projects, London, UK collaboration as NANG Gallery with Merlin Carpenter and Ben Wallers

2014

Village of Hope Trees, Pantaleone's Muehlgasse, Cologne, Germany
July, Approach Gallery, London, UK
A Speculum that Shines, Rowing, London, UK

2013

Speak, Clown!, Fold Gallery, London, UK

2012

The Curator’s Egg, Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
The Perfect Nude, University of the Arts London Wimbledon, London, UK

2011

Epilogues: It Started With a Car Crash, IMT Gallery, London, UK
Orbitecture II: Everything Under the Sun is in Utter Chaos; the Situation is Excellent, Focal Point Gallery, Southend on-Sea, UK
Orbitecture, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK

2010

Newspeak, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Grand National, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway (C)

2009

Cargo Manifest, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany
Newspeak: British Art Now, the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
What a Long Strange Trip it Has Been, Nang Gallery, London, UK
Schloss Bartenstein, Bartenstien, Germany

2008

That’s Not How I Remember it, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
0-60, Performance Weekend, ICA, London, UK
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring, Camden Arts Centre, London
Horsebit Cocktail, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany
Nang Gallery Frieze Soup Kitchen, Nang Gallery London
Novel, Bibliothek Wohnung Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin, Germany
Congratulations You Are Represented By Nang Gallery, Nang Gallery, London
Zodiac 3000, International Project Space, Bournville, UK
A Powerful Optimism, Nang Gallery, London, UK
Architecture, Nang Gallery, London, UK
Thames Mudlarks, CTRL Gallery, Houston, USA

2007

The Death of Affect, Parade Gallery, London, UK
Gallery Swap, Guido Baudach, Berlin, Germany

2005

Islands of Glory in Streets Caked with the Faeces of Decadence, Nang Gallery, London, UK
Decadence: NANG Gallery, with Ben Wallers and Merlin Carpenter, London, UK

2004

Group show: Opposite the PlayGround, London, UK
I Love Music, Creative Growth, Oakland, USA

2003

The Frog Show: The Egg, London, UK
Cünst – Séance: Octopad, London, UK

1999

Public Opinion is a Little Girl, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London, UK

1998

A to Z, Approach Gallery, London, UK
Freaked Out, The Kitchen, London, UK

1997

Art Calls, Galerie Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark
Honky Tonk, The Kitchen, London, UK
Sentimental Education, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Pop Occulture 2, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

1996

Update, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
Embraceable You, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

1995

See Through Brain, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Selected Talks and Teaching

2019

STRAIGHT TO VIDEO, Peter Davies and Alastair Mackinven in conversation at The Approach, The Approach, London, UK

2017

Milk Art, a performance lecture, Royal College of Art, Royal Academy Schools, Camberwell College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art and Pantaleons Muehlengasse, Cologne, Germany

2015

Introduction to Painting, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

2014

Contemporary Art Talk, Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK

Solo Publications

2009

Performances 2006 to 2009, Focal Point Gallery, UK

Selected Bibliography

2021

Ukiomogbe, Juliana, How “Artists Against Apartheid” Is Using Watermelons to Raise Funds for Palestine, interviewmagazine.com, 28 October 2021
–––, Satoshi Kojima: Akashic records at Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York (Photos Story), artefuse.com, 8 June 2021
Schwabsky, Barry, Alastair Mackinven, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Artforum, May 2021 p. 162
–––, Alastair Mackinven at Reena Spaulings, Contemporary Art Daily, 19 March 2021
Block, Louis, Alastair Mackinven: Dlnrg [oeeey], Brooklyn Rail, March 2021

2019

Hunt, Andrew, Alastair Mackinven and Behrang Karimi, Artforum, May 2019, pp. 291-292

2018

Sharp, Chris, Symbolism in a Time of Literal Disaster, garage.vice.com, 5 June 2018
Valacchi, Maria Chiara, “In The Reading Room of Hell” at A plus A Gallery, Venice, 26 March 2018
–––, “In The Reading Room of Hell” at A plus A Gallery, Venice, moussemagazine.it, 2018

2017

Bloomfield, Zara, Berlin's art incubators: Ein englischer Gastbeittrag, tagesspiegel.de, 14 September 2017
–––, Thinking Outside the Box: The Museum Haus Konstruktiv Collection (1986-2016), Hatje Cantz, 2017

2013

A.J.R.M. is my Slave Name: Binerism and the Sexual Libidinal Cashé, Peles Empire, 2013

2012

—-, Alastair Mackinven: Assault on Lismore Castle’s fourth wall, artdaily.com, 2012

2010

Kelsey, John, The Galleries essay, Rich Texts: Selected Writing for Art, Sternberg Press, 2010
–––, Grand National: Art From Britain, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, 2010
–––, Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, 2010

2009

Coxhead, Gabriel, Alastair Mackinven, timeout.com, 6 November 2009
Mackinven, Alastair, Abstract Capitalist Realism, mapmagazine.co.uk, November 2009
–––, Performances 2006 to 2009, Focal Point Gallery, 2009
Hunt, Andrew, Nang!, frieze.com, 13 January 2009

2008

Gronlund, Melissa, Nought to Sixty: 60 projects 6 months, archive.ica.art, London, 2008
–––, 0-60, Frieze Magazine, 2008
Ashton, Sean, J.G. Ballard: Atrocity Exhibition, mapmagazine.co.uk, September 2008
–––, Los Angeles Artists at Anna, The National, Arts & Life, 24 July 2008, p. 2

2007

Kramholler, Joseph, Modern Painters, 2007

2006

Mellors, Nathaniel, The Empire Strikes Back, Frieze, 2 September 2006

1995

–––, Bad Painting, Flash Art, 1995

1994

–––, Embraceable You, Frieze, 1994
–––, Transgressions at the Edmonton Art Gallery, C Magazine, 199