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Philomene Pirecki

Images | Biography | Exhibitions

(b. Jersey, Channel Isles; Lives and works in London)


1996: M.A. Fine Art, Painting, Royal College of Art, London
1994: B.A. Degree in Painting, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London 
1991: Foundation Course in Art & Design, Croydon College of Art & Design, London

Solo / 2 Person Exhibitions

Philomene Pirecki, Frame, Frieze New York, Supplement

Limbo, Margate
Unosunove, Rome, Italy (2 person with Jamie Shovlin)
In the Wake, Truth & Consequences, Geneva, Switzerland (2 person with Steve Bishop, curated by Julia Marchand)

Image Persistence, Supplement, London
Frame, Fold, Fracture, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Interiors, MOT International, Brussels, Belgium (2 person with Aukje Koks)
Work in Progress, Clockwork Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Emma Astner)

Philomene Pirecki, Laure Genillard, London

some things, Brown, London
By Itself, Room Gallery, London (curated by Tamsin Clark)
from outside in and inside out, Raketenstation, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

Group exhibition (curated by Tobias Czudej ) PACE Gallery, London;
Beaking Up is Hard to do, Northern Gallery for Contemorary Art.

The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge
Panda Sex, State of Concept, Athens, Greece (curated by Tom Morton)
10 Northington Street, London (curated by Elizabeth McAlpine)
Collecting Mode, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin, Germany
Ends Again, Supplement, London
Foam Project Number, London (June); AND/OR, London (July); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (Sept) - 1 of 100 artists producing a 12" record, a project by Mat Jenner with Gareth Bell-Jones, Marie-Anne McQuay, Tamsin Clark, Maria-Laura Ghidini, George Unsworth, Ami Clarke, Anne-Marie Watson, Chris Rawcliffe.
Matter and Memory, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Staging Interruptions (Stream of Life), Southard Reid, London (curated by Mary Rinebold & Sarina Basta)

Modern Draperies, a one day event at South London Gallery, London
Mind Rhymes, Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, London (curated by Tom Benson)
to scrap a proportion, Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, NL (curated by James Beckett)
Who Runs May Read, an evening screening at South London Gallery, London
Relatively Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge

Dawdle, SPACE, London (curated by Gareth Bell-Jones)
A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down. Cristina Guerra Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal (curators: Luiza Teixeira de Freitas & Thom O'Nions)
Vexed Endings, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
A Photograph, 401 Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Stuart Bailes)
Latent Cinema, an evening event, invited by Jason Dungan, at 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London
Casting Glances in All Directions, Supplement, London
270112 Abstractions, Laure Genillard, London
Optismo Radical 2, Josee Bienvenu gallery, New York City, USA

The Anti-Library, SPACE, London (curated by Paul Pieroni)
Aftermath: Objects From Projects, CHELSEA space, London (curated by Laure Genillard)

Session_12_Words + Untitled, Four Boxes Gallery, Skive, Denmark (curated by AmNudenDa)
The Plastic Arts, with Dexter Sinister, Gallery 400, Chicago, USA
Words Event, an evening event, The Barbican Art Gallery, London (curated by Rosie Cooper)
Continuous Movement of Ideas, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris, France (curated by Guillaume Breton)
Acute Melancholia, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden (curated by Linda Persson)

Words, Am Nuden Da, London
Paper Show, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (curated by Adam Thomas)
Double Object, Thomas Dane Gallery, London (curated by Leigh Robb)
ROOM Collaborators, ROOM Gallery, London
Ouagadougou Rendez-vous, Contemporain 405, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Open Folds, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (curated by Gemma Lloyd & RCA curating students)
Touch, Bus-Dori Project Space, Tokyo, Japan

Group Show, 39, London

Artfest, Nurstead House, Hampshire, England
All at Once, Together, At the Same Time, Colony Gallery, Birmingham

Awards / Residencies

Shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women (Fifth Edition 2013-2015)

The Mirror, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, England (residency)

Raketenstation, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany (residency)

RCA Paris Studio Residency - Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Other Projects

Performance of John Cage's Radio Music at Wysing Arts Centre's music festival, Bourn, Cambridge
Audio contribution to The Moveable Column, a radio talk show by Cally Spooner & Jesse Ash, Resonance FM

2007 – ongoing:
Occasionals www.occasionals.co.uk a peripatetic curatorial platform for exhibitions, screenings, readings, performances & discussions, including:

Screensaver/Desktop Images (collaboration with Supplement Gallery) for the duration of Wysing Arts Centre's one day music & art festival, with Aaron Angell, Hannah Black, Juliette Bonneviot, Alistair Frost, Kati Karki, Lawrence Leaman, Katja Novitskova, Yuri Pattison, Philomene Pirecki, Camilla Wills
Provisional Information - group exhibition at Camberwell Space, London: Anna Barham, Tom Benson, Bettina Buck, Will Holder & Robert Ashley, Ian Law, Sara MacKillop, Francesco Pedraglio, David Raymond Conroy, Dexter Sinister, & Cally Spooner

Provisional Information - MK Gallery project space, Milton Keynes, with Anna Barham, Tom Benson, John Cage, Sara MacKillop, Dexter Sinister
Dust Bowl - one evening exhibition curated by Jesse Ash. With Jesse Ash, Jack Friswell, Nevine Mahmoud, Will Whittle
Born in Flames, film screening of Lizzie Borden's film and launch of the book 'Born in Flames', edited and designed by Kaisa Lassinaro

Two Dialogues - Cally Spooner, Beatrice Gibson

Single, Plural, Multiple - a screening of five short films, selected by five different people, accompanied by twenty-five short texts about the films. Contributors: Richard Birkett, Vanessa Desclaux, Mike Sperlinger, Cally Spooner, & Marina Vishmidt
Middle of Nowhere, readings by Will Holder
Argument from Design and Mannerism to Mind, film screening by Lois Rowe

Double Object, one day group exhibition: Bradford Bailey, Vanessa Billy, Jason Dungan, Barry Flanagan, Michel Francois, Glenn Ligon, Elizabeth McAlpine, Sam Porritt, Dieter Roth, Maria Zahle, curated by Leigh Robb.
In The Shape of What We Know, film screening by Juan Cruz
Everyone - Peggy Guggenheim / Frank O'Hara / Gertrude Stein. 3 projections by Ian Whittlesea

Changing the System, film screening by Andrew Chesher



In the Wake, exhibition publication with contributions by Steve Bishop, Peter Burleigh, Julia Marchand, Philomene Pirecki, David Price.

Provisional Information, produced a publication to accompany the exhibition at Camberwell Space with commissioned texts by Gil Leung, Laura McLean-Ferris, and Gareth Bell-Jones

Session_12_Words + Untitled, catalogue for exhibition (2010) curated by AmNudenDa at Four Boxes Gallery, Skive, Denmark
Contribution to Starry Rubric Publication, for Wysing Arts Centre, designers An Endless Supply

Contribution to Studies for a Catalogue - Study for an Exhibition of Violence in Contemporary Art (Reprise 1964/2011) a publication by Mathieu Copeland
Contribution to The Responsive Subject a publication by FormContent for their exhibition of Guy Mees, Gyan Panchal, Ian Kiaer and João Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, at MuZee, Ostend, Belgium
Aftermath a catalogue on the occasion of the exhibition 'Aftermath: Objects From Projects' at Chelsea Space, London

Contribution to John Smith - Solo Show catalogue, compiled & edited by RCA curating students, designed by SA|M|AEL
Contribution to Introducing http://www.introducingart.com/Artists%20pages/Philomene%20Pirecki%201.html

Single, Plural, Multiple, produced a publication of commissioned texts for a screening event at Occaisonals, contributions by Richard Birkett, Vanessa Desclaux, Mike Sperlinger, Cally Spooner, & Marina Vishmidt
Double Object catalogue, on the occasion of the exhibition 'Double Object' at Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Fold 06 Guest artist for edition published by Global Art Practice programme, Chelsea College for Art & Design, London

Articles / Reviews

Laura McLean-Ferris "Ends Again", July 2014, Artforum Critic's Picks online review of group exhibition 'Ends Again' at Supplement, London: http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=47499&view=print
Gilda Williams "Philomene Pirecki", Artforum January 2014, review of solo exhibition 'Image Persistence' at Supplement, London: http://artforum.com/inprint/issue=201401&id=44407
Tom Morton "Philomene Pirecki", Frieze Magazine Issue 160 January 2014, review of solo exhibition 'Image Persistence' at Supplement, London: http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/philomene-pirecki/
Tom Morton "Highlights 2013", Frieze Magazine Blog January 8th 2014 http://blog.frieze.com/highlights-2013-tom-morton

David Price "Philomene Pirecki: Image Persistence", October 2013, online review in This is Tomorrow of solo exhibition 'Image Persistence' at Supplement, London: http://www.thisistomorrow.info/viewArticle.aspx?artId=2098
Pavel S. Pys "Philomene Pirecki", April 2013, online review in Art Forum Critic's Picks of solo exhibition 'Frame, Fold, Fracture', Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, 2013: http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=40806&view=print
Sean O'Sullivan "Philomene Pirecki 'Frame, Fold, Fracture'", June 2013, review in Paper Visual Art Journal, Dublin Edition, of solo exhibition at Green on Red gallery.
Maggie Gray "Relatively Absolute", March 2013, online review in This is Tomorrow of exhibition at Wysing Arts Centre http://www.thisistomorrow.info/viewArticle.aspx?artId=1719&Title=Relatively

Chris Sharp "Casting Glances in All Directions", 20/4/12, online review in Art Forum Critic's Picks of group exhibition at Supplement: http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=30756&view=print
Sam Steverlynck, "Maîtresses de l'illusion", review (in French) of Interiors exhibition at MOT International in Agenda Magazine, pg. 41 (hardcopy) and (online) http://www.agendamagazine.be/en/blog/maîtresses-de-l'illusion

Pipeline, November Issue front cover & feature pg36-39, Snejana Krasteva, http://www.pipeline.hk/issue24/index.html

Dot Dot Dot magazine Issue 20, Front cover image & excerpts from a conversation with Stuart Bailey on the inside front cover http://dot-dot-dot.us/index.html?id=65
David Lewis "Words", 23 /12./09 online review in Art Forum Critic's Picks of Words exhibition: http://www.artforum.com/picks/section=uk&mode=past#picks24482

Sarah McNulty "Round 2" online review of 'Double Object', Thomas Dane gallery www.artslant.com/lon/articles/show/8795

Paul Carey-Kent, "White Works", Art World, Issue 8, December 2008/January 2009, p. 47