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

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.

  • 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 Work Shop, 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.

  • 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, Pantaleons Muehlengasse, 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, Bayische 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, Bibliotheswohnung Anna-Catherina Gebbers, Berlin, Germany
    Congratulations You Are Represented By Nang Gallery, Nang Gallery, London
    Zodiac 3000, International Project Space, Bourneville, UK (C)
    A Powerful Optimism, Nang Gallery, London, UK
    Artchitecture, 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 Play Ground, 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
    Honkeytonk, The Kitchen, London, UK
    Sentimental Education, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
    Popoccultural 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

  • 2019

    Hunt, Andrew, Reviews: 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

  • 2017

    Bloomfield, Zara, Berlin's art incubators: Ein englischer Gastbeittrag, tagesspiegel.de, 14 September 2017
    Thinking Outside the Box: The Museum Haus Konstructiv 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

    Hunt, Andrew, Nang!, frieze.com, 13 January 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

  • 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. 02

  • 2007

    Joseph Kramholler, Modern Painters, 2007

  • 2006

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

  • 1995

    Bad Painting, Flash Art, 2008

  • 1994

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