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Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Under My Skin (2019) Film still

Under My Skin

A collaboration between Spike Island, Rising Arts Agency and Integrate UK 29 November to 8 December 2019
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Imran Perretta the destructors

28 September to 8 December 2019
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Installation view of Meriç Algün's exhibition

Meriç Algün Day Craving Night

28 September to 8 December 2019
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Libita Sibungu Quantum Ghost

6 July to 8 September 2019
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James N. Kienitz Wilkins, This Action Lies (218)

James N. Kienitz Wilkins This Action Lies

6 July to 8 September 2019
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Nicholas Wright A Chance To Look At Chicken

6 April to 16 June 2019
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Sriwhana Spong Ida-Ida

6 April to 16 June 2019
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Paul Simon Richards, Quasi-Monte Carlo (2019) Installation view, Spike Island. Photograph by Max McClure

Paul Simon Richards Quasi-Monte Carlo

6 April to 16 June 2019
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Mai-Thu Perret The Blazing World (2019) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Works courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Mai-Thu Perret The Blazing World

19 January to 24 March 2019
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Christopher Kulendran Thomas New Eelam: Bristol

19 January to 24 March 2019
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Benoît Maire Clouds Paintings (2012 – ) Oil and spray paint on canvas. Installation view Thebes (2018) Spike Island, Bristol. Works courtesy the artist. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Benoît Maire Thebes

6 October to 9 December 2018
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Nina Beier, European Interiors (2018) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Nina Beier European Interiors

21 July to 23 September 2018
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Installation: A metal frame used for displaying cars at show rooms shows in the foreground, horseshoes are placed on top of it. In the corner is a white walking frame with what looks like clay stuck to it. Coming out from the wall above are metal rails that have leather keyrings dangling from them.

Harriet Bowman All Round-er (sad sale)

21 July to 23 September 2018
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Alex Cecchetti, Singing Chandelier (2018) 1000 unique blown glass pieces, waterphone, iron structure. Installation view: At the Gates of the Music Palace, Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Alex Cecchetti At the Gates of the Music Palace

5 May to 8 July 2018
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Zoë Paul Land of the Lotus Eaters (2018) Clay, porcelain, steel, brass, lead, silver. Installation view, Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Zoë Paul La Perma-Perla Kraal Emporium

5 May to 8 July 2018
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Andrew Mania, Snapshot of a Collection (2018) Installation view, Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Andrew Mania Snapshot of a Collection

5 May to 8 July 2018
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Bristol New Music 2018 AUDINT Spike Island Bristol. Photo by Dominika Scheibinger

AUDINT Unsound: Undead

20 to 22 April 2018
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Iman Issa Material for 2018

17 February to 15 April 2018
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Kim Yong-Ik, I Believe My Works Are Still Valid (2017) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Courtesy the artist and Kukje Gallery. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Kim Yong-Ik I Believe My Works Are Still Valid

30 September to 17 December 2017
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Installation view: A screen shows cars in a junkyard in a sandy environment.

Maeve Brennan The Drift

8 July to 17 September 2017
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Left to right: Tessa Lynch, Tunnel ¼; Building per hour/ bin shelter (2017) Installation view, L-Shaped Room, Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Tessa Lynch L-Shaped Room

8 July to 17 September 2017
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Installation shot: Two tables with lamps, a bookshelf made of scaffolding poles stands in the gallery. On the far wall, a large image of a living room with a lot of plants in it has been pasted to a wall.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman Common Ground

8 April to 18 June 2017
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Giles Round They bow. Curtain. No applause.

8 April to 18 June 2017
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Lubaina Himid Navigation Charts

20 January to 26 March 2017
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Roman Stetina Instructions for Use (2016) Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Roman Štětina and Miroslav Buriánek Instructions for use of Jiří Kolář

1 October to 11 December 2016
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Hedwig Houben, Others and I (2016) Exhibition view, Spike Island . Photograph by Stuart Whipps. All works courtesy the artist and Galerie Fons Welters

Hedwig Houben Others and I

1 October to 11 December 2016
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Xavier Antin, The Eternal Network (2016) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Xavier Antin The Eternal Network

9 July to 18 September 2016
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Stuart Whipps, Isle of Slingers (2016) Spike Island, Bristol

Stuart Whipps Isle of Slingers

9 July to 18 September 2016
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Archival Display and Film Artspace’s 40th Anniversary

30 April to 19 June 2016
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Michael Beutler, Haus Beutler (2014/16) Installation view, Pump House (2016) Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Michael Beutler Pump House

16 April to 19 June 2016
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Ruadhri Ryan Belt Craft Studios

16 January to 27 March 2016
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Michael Simpson Flat Surface Painting

16 January to 27 March 2016
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Charlotte Prodger 8004 - 8019

10 October to 13 December 2015
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Reto Pulfer, Gewässerzeiten (2015) Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Max McClure

Reto Pulfer Gewässerzeiten

4 July to 20 September 2015
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Patrick Staff, The Foundation (2015) Co-commissioned by Spike Island and Chisenhale Gallery, London. Installation view at Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Patrick Staff The Foundation

4 July to 20 September 2015
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Cally Spooner, Post-production (2015) Installation view, Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps.

Cally Spooner Post-production

18 April to 21 June 2015
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Isabelle Cornaro Témoins oculaires

24 January 2019 to 29 March 2015
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Installation view of Anna Franceschini THE PLAYER MAY NOT CHANGE HIS POSITION (2009). A projection of a fairground shows in a dimly lit gallery.

Anna Franceschini Laws of Attraction

4 October to 14 December 2014
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Installation view of Aurélien Froment Fröbel Fröbeled (2014). A wooden sculpture sits on a white table.

Aurélien Froment Fröbel Fröbeled

12 July to 14 September 2014
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Installation: In the foreground of the gallery, a grey fountain that looks as though it's been built out of various sizes of paddling pools has been erected.

Andy Holden Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003

Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS 3 May to 29 June 2014
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Installation: Gallery is empty but lit with blue.

Cevdet Erek Alt Üst

15 February to 13 April 2014
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Installation view of David Batchelor Flatlands (2013). Various plastic balls are suspended from the ceiling.

David Batchelor Flatlands

23 November 2013 to 26 January 2014
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Installation view of Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2013) A visitor studies a large white sculpture in the shape of a wishbone.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013

14 September to 10 November 2013
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Melissa Gordon, Material Evidence (2013) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Melissa Gordon Material Evidence

6 July to 1 September 2013
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Installation shot: The gallery is dark, a projector screens an image of a firework exploding in the sky over a castle in black and white.

Curated by James Richards If Not Always Permanently, Memorably

6 July to 1 September 2013
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Installation view of Jessica Warboys, Ab Ovo (2013). The gallery is light and painted white. Multi-coloured pastel sheets hang on the faraway wall. White structures sit on the floor in the foreground.

Jessica Warboys Ab Ovo

13 April to 16 June 2013
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Film still from Cara Tolmie, Pley (2013). A woman is making a phonecall and is sat next to a bowl that contains sand and a tea strainer.

Cara Tolmie Pley

13 April to 16 June 2013
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Becky Beasley, Spring Rain (2013) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol

Becky Beasley Spring Rain

26 January to 31 March 2013
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Installation view of Uriel Orlow, Back to Back (2013). Two visitors sit on a bench watching a film. There are flowers in focus in the foreground, the background of the film is blurred.

Uriel Orlow Back to Back

26 January to 31 March 2013
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Ivan Seal's 'ble' 2012: a painting of a textured lozenge shape attached to a string that is curled around two pins so that the string follows a right angle.

Ivan Seal In Here Stands It

20 October to 9 December 2012
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A page torn from typography book: the alphabet is written several times in different fonts.

Desmond Jeffery Type and Space

20 to 28 October 2012
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Spike Island Book and Zine Fair

Spike Island Book and Zine Fair Experimental design and literature

20 October 2012
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Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley with Can Altay, Rogue Game (2012) Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Max McClure

Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley with Can Altay Rogue Game

8 to 30 September 2012
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Installation view of Jesse Jones The Struggle Against Ourselves (2012). A projection of five people with their hands on one anothers' shoulders plays in a dimly lit gallery.

Jesse Jones The Struggle Against Ourselves

30 June to 26 August 2012
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Installation view of Ciara Phillips and Corita Kent, Pull Everything Out (2012) A pyramid of brightly coloured boxes sits in the gallery.

Corita Kent and Ciara Phillips Pull Everything Out

30 June to 26 August 2012
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Installation view of The Artists' Postcard Show (2012). Various postcards are displayed in a museum case.

A selective survey of the postcard The Artists' Postcard Show

6 April to 17 June 2012
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Installation view of Crêpe Suzette, (2012). A wooden carving of a whippet stands on a table and is wearing white sports socks.

Dewar & Gicquel Crêpe Suzette

6 April to 17 June 2012
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Installation view of Suzanne Mooney, The Edge of Collapse (2011). Graphic art. The colours mint green, olive brown, orange and baby pink intersect.

Suzanne Mooney Edge of Collapse

21 January to 25 March 2012
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Installation view of Haroon Mirza. Small framed diagrams sit on wooden plinths in between walls covered in blue sound proofing foam.

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21 January to 25 March 2012
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Installation view of Savage, You Will Have What You Want Sometime Soon (2011). A visitor stands in front of a projection of

Jean Michael Jarre Savage Presents

22 October to 27 November 2011
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Installation view of Cezary Bodzianowski, Tea Back (2011). A visitor sits on a bench in a room, looking at a projection of a domestic scene.

Cezary Bodzianowski Tea Back

22 October to 27 November 2011
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Various artists: Make the Living Look Dead (2011) installation view, Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Archival presentations from the 27 year history of Book Works Again, A Time Machine

16 September to 9 October 2011
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Installation view of Sara MacKillop, Faded Paper (2011). Five sheets of sugar paper, faded by the sun, are pinned to the white gallery wall.

Sara Mackillop Faded Paper

9 July to 4 September 2011
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Becky Beasley Trough Box (2009) and Curtains (I–III) (2010). Installation view, Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley and Karla Black Structure & Material

9 July to 4 September 2011
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Richard T. Walker the speed and eagerness of meaning

9 July to 4 September 2011
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Marjolijn Dijkman Theatrum Orbis Terrarum installation view. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Marjolijn Dijkman Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

30 April to 26 June 2011
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Sean Edwards Maelfa (2010) installation view. Photograph by Jamie Woodley

Sean Edwards Maelfa

22 January to 10 April 2011
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Charlie Tweed Ionosphere, Notes Part II (2009) video still

Charlie Tweed Notes Part I, II & III

9 October to 5 December 2010
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Installation view of Wealth of Nations (2010). Lots of photographs of buildings are pinned to a corkboard, alongside graphs and cards that are heavily printed with text.

Wealth of Nations

9 October to 5 December 2010
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Jorge Santos, Blind Wall (2010) mixed-media, installation view. Courtesy Spike Island. Photo Stuart Bunce

Jorge Santos the world appeared to her reflected by pure inwardness

17 July to 26 September 2010
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Zoe Williams Flight of O

1 May to 6 June 2010
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Amanda Beech, Sanity Assassin. Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol (2010) Photograph by Stuart Bunce

Amanda Beech Sanity Assassin

23 January to 11 April 2010
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Sonia Boyce Like Love installation view. Photograph by Stuart Bunce

Sonia Boyce Like Love

3 October to 29 November 2009
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Clare Stephenson, She who Presents (2009) Spike Island

Clare Stephenson She-who-Presents

18 July to 13 September 2009
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Elizabeth Price USER GROUP DISCO

28 March to 24 May 2009
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Ruth Claxton Lands End

31 January to 15 March 2009
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Richard Long and Simon Starling

4 October to 23 November 2008
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Installation view of Prophet (2008). A geometric sculpture made of clay sits on a plinth, a framed image of flowers hangs on the wall behind.

Georgie Hopton, Esteban Igartua and Cornelia Parker Prophet

12 July to 14 September 2008
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Installation view of Part-ilha, A River Ain't Too Much to Love (2011). A wall is painted floor to ceiling with abstract brush strokes of blue, mauve and lime green.

part-ilha

15 to 26 June 2008
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Lucy Skaer and Rosalind Nashashibi Flash in the Metropolitan

14 July to 16 September 2007
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Installation view of Spin Cycle (2004). A canopy that looks like a cinema entrance hangs from the gallery ceiling,

Runa Islam, Damien Roach and Hiraki Sawa Spin Cycle

11 September to 24 October 2004
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