S u p p l e m e n t



Sarah Forrest

Images | Biography | Exhibitions


Born Dundee, 1981

2008 – 2010, Master of Fine Art (Distinction), Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2009 Erasmus exchange. Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
1999 – 2003, BA (Hons) Fine Art - First Class, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee

Solo Exhibitions

Sarah Forrest, November 2014, Supplement, London.

Two Solo Shows: Sarah Forrest and Mounira Al Sohl, September 2013, CCA, Glasgow.

Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence, Supplement, London.

P is for Protagonist, Solo Exhibition, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow
The Spectator, Solo Exhibition, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow.

The Space We Made, Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Mood is Made, Temperature is Taken, curated by Quinn Latimer, Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
Reclaimed: The Second Life of Sculpture, Glasgow International, The Briggait, Glasgow.
Display: Mediating Landscape, Flip Project Space, Bari, Italy.
I will wear a plastic guise / I will wear a fabric guise, Dog Park, Christ Church, New Zealand.

A Word on a Tree Like a Body as a Thing, curated by Federica Bueti for Open Systems, http://www.openspace-zkp.org/2013/en/artslab.php
Next to Perplexed you, curated by Jan Verwoert: Magni Borgehed, Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Lucy Stein, GalerieMartin Janda, Vienna.
You Blink at the Plughole, M.E.X.I.C.O, Leeds.
Phenotypic Plasticity, collaborative project with OaPaO (Mark Briggs, Amelia Bywater, Sarah Forrest and Rebecca Wilcox), ReMap 4, Athens.
(((O))), a weekend of performance, films, art objects and conversations organized by Lee Welch and Teresa Gillespie, Clonlea Studios, Dublin.
unsmoothmaking, with Psykick Dancehall, Sarah Forrest and Giuseppe Mistretta, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
that now, presented at City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand.

Playing with undead things, group show curated by artist and choreographer Andros Zins-Browne, Kortrijk, Belgium.
Magic Love Trade Objects, group show curated by Jan Verwoert with Gitte Villesen, Michael Stevenson, Kirsten Pieroth, Bernd Krauss, Rachel Koolen, Arvo Leo, Linda Quinlan, Sarah Forrest, Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Danai Anesiadou for Art Geneve, Geneva.
In the Shadow of the Hand, collaborative exhibition with Virginia Hutchison, Market Gallery with Glasgow International.

Days, Lucy Clout, Sarah Forrest, Ali Fraser, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Definite Article, MFA International Exhibition, Artnews Projects c/o Bethanien, Berlin
MFA Degree Show, CCA &The Glue Factory, Glasgow

The Objective Narrator, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Sarah Forrest, Roderick Hietbrink & Arvo Leo, LP Hendriks, Rotterdam
MFA Auction, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Hands Across the Fire, GANGHUT Exhibition, DCA, Dundee
Jamie Radcliffe: The Exhibition, SWG3, Glasgow
Interim Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

LAPLANDSCAPES with Lapland, Atrium Gallery and online, Glasgow
The Golden Fleece, MFA Auction, Glasgow

Voluntary Action, Group Show, The Changing Room Gallery, Stirling
Precarious Rendering, Group Show, Market Gallery, Glasgow
Don’t Cry It’s Only A Rhythm, Two person exhibition with Amy Marletta, Generator Projects, Dundee

Embassy Members Exhibition, Group Show, The Embassy, Edinburgh
Lands of Freedom, Group Show, The University of Maryland, U.S.A
Glasgow Art Fair, Represented by The Changing Room
Ganghut Melbourne Next Wave Festival 2006, Group show, Melbourne, Australia
There’s a New Kind of Beauty Afoot, Group Show, One Ton Prop, Glasgow

Chateau Mateau, Group Show, The Carpet Factory, Glasgow
Transmission Members Show, Transmission, Glasgow
EXTENSION, Glasgow Art Fair, represented by the Changing Room
Work in Progress, Group Show, The Changing Room, Stirling


Cove Park Summer Residency, Argyll and Bute, UK.
Home Workspace Programme, Creating and Dispersing Universes that Work Without Working, led by Anton Vidokle and Jalal Toufic, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon.
Three week collaborative residency and exhibition with Amelia Bywater, Emma Fitts, Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison, Dog Park Project Space, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Margaret Tait Residency, six week residency in Orkney in partnership with Glasgow Film Festival, LUX, London and The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney.
1 month residency at Lothringer 13, Munich, in partnership with Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

2month residency at Est-Nord-Est, Quebec, 22nd April – 23rd June

Ganghut (SAC Partners Residency), 4month residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden working collaboratively as part of Ganghut and with the local community to reinstate their Gala Festival.

Talks, Performances and Film Screenings

5 ½ PROPOSALS TO WORK AND LIVE IN THE CURRENT MILLENNIUM, Oblique International, Rotterdam, 2014
Where I am is Here, an evening of films and music inspired by Margaret Tait, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2014.
Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2013, Guest Programmer Isla Leaver Yap, with screenings selected by Giles Bailey, Andrea Büttner, Kathryn Elkin, Sarah Forrest, Maria Fusco, Duncan Marquiss, Shelly Nadashi and Stina Wirfelt, Tramway, Glasgow, 2013
International preview of that now at Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2014.
Screening and talk, Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, 2013
Screening and talk, Belfast Festival at Queens, Belfast, 2013.
Screening and talk, Orkney Book Festival, Orkney, April 2013.
Artist’s Talk and Screening, Modern Edinburgh Film School, Edinburgh, 2013.
that now premiered at Glasgow Film Festival, February 2013.
Unsmoothmaking, collaborative performance with Sarah Forrest, Giusseppe Mistretta and Psykick Dancehall, Lothringer 13, Munich, 2012.
Game of Death, collaborative performance with Sarah Forrest, Giusseppe Mistretta and Psykick Dancehall, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 2012.
the the the, performance with Sarah Forrest, Virginia Hutchison and Dan Monks to coincide with the exhibition In the Shadow of the Hand, Glasgow International, 2012.
Panel discussion and recital to coincide with Magic Love Trade Objects, Art Geneve, Geneva, 2012.
What we make with words, performance for Victor and Hester Journal 20, performed with Rob Kennedy, CCA, Glasgow, 2011.
Artist’s Talk, lunchtime talks series at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, 2011.

Publications and Press

Sadie Kane., 11 boxed prints, edition of 20 commissioned by CCA, Glasgow, 2013.
Mounira Al Sohl / Sarah Forrest, reviewed by Jac Mantle for The Skinny, 2013.
Vienna Fair and Highlights from Curated_by Vienna 2013, reviewed by Astrid Mania for Art Agenda, 2013.
You Blink at the Plughole, publication to accompany the exhibition, M.E.X.I.C.O, Leeds, 2013.
In the Shadow of the Hand, a collaborative project with Virginia Hutchison presented in MAP Magazine, online, 2013.
Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence, reviewed by Maggie Gray for This Is Tomorrow, 2012.
In the Shadow of the Hand, interview with Magdalen Chua for Daily Serving, An International Publication for Contemporary Art, 2012.
P is for Protagonist, publication to accompany the exhibition with a new commissioned text by Jan Verwoert, 2011.
In words and images, Her & Her collaboration with Fiona Short, featured in a Norwegian publication by Catrine Thorstensen and Torgeir Husevaag
The Black Merkin, collaborative novel devised and edited by Laura Edbrooke and Norman Hogg with The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 2011.
Victor and Hester, Journal 19, 2011.
(Mis)reading Masquerades, produced by If I Can’t Dance, I don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, 2010.
Victor and Hester, Journal 4, 2010.
Who’d Be a Man? Publication, compiled and created by Amy Todman, 2006.

Awards and grants

Creative Scotland’s Artist’s Bursary Programme, 2014
Creative Scotland International Programme, 2013
Glasgow Visual Arts Grant, 2013
The Margaret Tait Residency Award, 2012
Hope Scott Trust Artist’s Assistance Grant, 2012
Arts Trust of Scotland Award, 2011
Maverick Award, Tom McGrath Trust, 2011
Glasgow Sculpture Studios Graduate Fellowship Award, 2010
WM Mann Travel Bursary, 2009
Hope Scott Trust Artist’s Assistance Grant, 2008
Scottish International Education Trust, Grant, 2008
Scottish Art Council Professional Development Grant, 2008
Scottish Arts Council Partners Residency, 2007
Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Grant, 2006
Glasgow Visual Arts Award, 2006
Glasgow Visual Arts Award, 2005
The James Orchar Memorial Prize, 2003, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee
Pillans and Wilson Prize, 2003, ‘R.S.A’, Edinburgh