(12/6) Stage-point 1.. Action. 20.06.2018, Kraków, Poland.
Łobzowska 12 in Kraków: in the late 1940's a repatriates shelter; in the late 1970's my childhood home; currently a ruin already in the past, on the brink of refurbishment, containing an escape room established directly on the site of my previous family home/apartment.
Action consisted in distributing information about the history of the building, in hand-made sandpaper and screen-printed envelopes and a temporary installation of photographic and neon-printed works in the building's communal corridors.
18 May - 24 June 2018. Private view: 17 May 2018.
Jest już dzień jasny (Ordre de bataille). BWA Gallery, Tarnów, Poland.
At the core of the show is a concise military document: a report of a battalion's progression through southern Poland in the Polish defensive campaign in September 1939. The exhibition uses moving image, works on paper, mural and sound work to visualise patterns of ideological disciplining of memory and imagination and the personal as part of the collective body.
2 Feb - 7 May 2018.
Prison, Palace. Margate Museum.
Offsite programme: Journeys with The Waste Land, Turner Contemporary.
This project explores issues around memory and absence. In parallel to showing my own work, I have invited contributions by Cecilia Bonilla, Joanna Rajkowska, Alicja Rogalska, Justyna Scheuring and Eva Stenram.
15 December 2017 - 18 March 2018.
The Trouble with Value. Bunkier Gallery, Kraków. Poland.
Featured artists: Rachel Carey, Fokus Grupa, gerlach en koop, Sława Harasymowicz, Monique Hendriksen, Femke Herregraven, Gert Jan Kocken, "Kra Kra Intelligence" Cooperative, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Louise Lawler, Adrian Paci, Ewa Partum, Mladen Stilinović, Feliks Szyszko, Maciej Toporowicz, Timm Ulrichs.
Curators: Kris Dittel, Krzysztof Siatka
Technical assistance: Sarah Balikowski, Krystian Dziewanowski and Katarzyna Legutko.
More info: bunkier.art.pl/the-trouble-with-value
12 December 2017
Prison, Palace. 'Reel Static. Looking into Family Frames'. Artist's talk, in conversation with Gabriela Sułkowska.
Part of Trauma and Revival project.
Project organizer: Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR). Partners: Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art (Krakow), Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe), Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella), University of Jyväskylä, kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga).
Curators: Katarzyna Bojarska (in collaboration with Iwona Kurz).
Cooperation: View. Foundation of Visual Culture
More info: bunkier.art.pl/douglas-gordon-i-had-nowhere-to-go
Study visit with Bunkier Gallery Kraków Poland. Research and development as part of The Trouble with Value exhibition (December 2018).
12 December 2017
Artist in residence at Margate Museum, collaboration with Turner Contemporary.
10 March 2017, Royal College of Art.
Key speaker at Imaginary Interactions, a roundtable session along with Dr Joanne Morra (Central Saint Martins).
The session focuses on participation and interaction within visual art practices related to museums and archives.
4 December 2016.
Artist's talk and in-conversation with Dr Caterina Albano, Freud Museum London.
Tuesday 4 October 2016
The Spring to Come, private view at The Poetry Library, Southbank , with a specially commissioned performance by sound artists Adio West, Matt Lewis and Ian Powell.
I am currently doing a short print-based residency at Hello Print Studios, part of Resort, Margate.
Wednesday 27 July 2016.
Sława Harasymowicz in conversation with Uriel Orlow, at narrative projects.
London, 4 June 2016.
Freud Museum, London. Recording The Spring To Come, audio performance based on my script. Actors: Dominik Czechowski, Gavin Duff, Frederick Fraser, Angus King, Ian Powell and Kuba Wesołowski. Technical assistance: Frederick Fraser.
24 June-31 July 2016.
I am showing work as part of Layered Narratives: Collage, Photomontage, Print at l'etrangere, London. Other artists: Jyll Bradley, Mark Corfield-Moore, Katie Cuddon, Piotr Krzymowski, Katharina Marszewski, Marek Szczęsny, Anita Witek.
My solo exhibition Radio On (Narrative Projects, 2016), curated by Dominik Czechowski, has received the Arts Council England funding (Grants for the Arts). Radio On is part of a multi-stage project; see also H.N.5 515, Centrala, Birmingham, 2015 and The Spring to Come, Poetry Library Southbank, London (forthcoming, autumn 2016).
Hart Ducha (working title 'Falcon', 2016-2017) awarded an artistic stipend from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Project will be realised in collaboration with BWA Gallery Tarnów and curated by Ewa Tatar.
Wolf Man (graphic novel, Self Made Hero 2012) has just been published in Argentina (2016) and Poland (2016).