Nathaniel Mellors

Nathaniel Mellors

Born 1974 in Doncaster, England, UK
Lives and works in Los Angeles & Amsterdam

1999-2001          Royal College of Art (MA Sculpture)
1996-1999          The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford University, BFA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks, New Museum, New York

2017
Neanderthal Narratives, MONITOR, Rome (forthcoming)
The Aalto Natives, Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen, Finnish Pavilion, 57th International Venice Biennale

2016
Prequel Dump, The Box, Los Angeles

2014                         
The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
Nathaniel Mellors: The Sophisticated Neanderthal, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
INTRUSION#1, Nathaniel Mellors – Ourhouse Episodes 1&2, The View, Switzerland
NEW_CAVE_ART_NOW, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam
Nathaniel Mellors – The Sophisticated Neanderthal, Art:Concept, Paris
Nathaniel Mellors, HAMMER Museum, Los Angeles            

2013                         
Nathaniel Mellors - Ourhouse, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
Nathaniel Mellors & Jimmy Joe Roche, Baltimore Museum of Art

2012                         
Recent Collaborations Before THE SAPROPHAGE, MONITOR, Rome
Ourhouse Episode 3, ‘The Cure of Folly’, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Ourhouse E3 feat. BAD COPY, Salle de Bains, Lyon
Ourhouse E3 feat. BAD COPY, Matt’s Gallery, London 

2011    
Nathaniel Mellors – The Nest, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
:Hypercolon:, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam
Nathaniel Mellors:Ourhouse, I.C.A., London 

2010    
Ourhouse, De Hallen, Haarlem
The 7 Ages of Britain Teaser, Kiasma, Helsinki
The 7 Ages of Britain Teaser, MONITOR, Rome

2009    
Giantbum, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
Giantbum, Lombard – Freid Projects, New York
The Time Surgeon, South London Gallery

2007    
The Time Surgeon, ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire

2006    
Hateball, Alison Jacques Gallery, London 

2005 
Nathaniel Mellors / Maaike Schoorel, Ibid Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania
Hateball, The Collective, Edinburgh, Scotland
Brain One / Mózg Jeden, Galeria Potocka, Krakow, Poland
The Pink Mist, Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004    
Profondo Viola, Matt’s Gallery, London

2003    
Prince Lightning – The Long Scratch, Touring: The Changing Room, Stirling, Scotland, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, The Brewery, Kendal

2002    
IBID Projects, London (with Dan Perjovschi)

2001    
Black Gold, Matt’s Gallery, London 

 

PERFORMANCES

2015                       
All The Instruments Agree – an exhibition or a concert, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (The God In Hackney)

2012                         
Radical Languages, Cricoteka, Krakow (The God in Hackney)

2011                        
Giantbum - Minibum, Performa Biennial 2011, Greene Room, New York
Nathaniel Mellors: Ourhouse Episodes 1 – 3 (screening) with inter-episodic live performances by God In Hackney & Socrates That Practices Music for Junior Aspirin Records, Performa Biennial 2011, New York   

2010                        
Fun Palace  (with Junior Aspirin Records), Centre Pompidou, Paris     

2009                         
Volatile Dispersal, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2008    
The Ill-Tempered Manifesto, Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London
Nought to Sixty, I.C.A., London (Junior Aspirin Records performance)

2006                
OHR, Virtually Grizedale, A Foundation, Liverpool Biennial
Tokyo Rambo, Tokyo- Ikebukuro Festival of International Art (Grizedale Arts)
Mysterius Horse, Itchy Park, London (with Dan Fox)

2004    
The Landscape Critics Limp, Modern Art Oxford (with Ashley Marlowe)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
National Gallery of Victoria Triennial, Melbourne, Australia (forthcoming)

2016
iwillmedievalfutureyou4, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Nothing happens twice: Artists explore the absurdity of life, Harris Museum, Preston, UK

2015
Anatomies of the Automaton, La Panacee, Centre de Culture Contemporaine, Montpellier                      Alfred Jarry Archipelago, La Ferme du Buisson, Paris, France
Super-Spreader: Media Virus, Nam June Paik Art Center, Giheung-gu
A Modest Proposal for Radical Bourgeoisie, De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands

2014                          
Magnus - Scènes de l'imaginaire automate, Villa Bernasconi, Geneva
The Great Acceleration – Taipei Beinnial 2014, Taipei Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan
How Soon is Now? Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Weberwoche, Stroom, Den Hague
Alter Heroes, Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
All About These... Ladies And Gentlemen, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Tirana
Tala Madani & Nathaniel Mellors, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013                        
Ghost in the System - Scenarios for Resistance curated by Xander Karsken and Irina Gorlova, NCCA, Moscow, Russia
What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get your new arms put on?, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, France
The Tolerant Home, Amsterdam
The Actor, Petach Tikva Museum, Israel
DEEP FEELINGS. From antiquity to now, Krems Kunsthalle, Austria
The Long Leash, The Ister, Brussels
Transformation, The Garage, Rotterdam    

2012                          
Radical Languages, The Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Cricoteka, Krakow, Poland
Panegyric, Forde, Geneva

2011                         
British Art Show 7 – In The Days of the Comet, The Slaughterhouse, Plymouth
British Art Show 7 – In The Days of the Comet, CCA, Glasgow
PQ2011 - Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague                 
La Biennale di Venezia – 54th International Art Exhibition - ILLUMinations 
Un’Expressione Geografica, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Narrative Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
The Big Society, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Thinking Through Cinema (Deep Red), LUX Projects; Glasgow Tramway
British Art Show 7 – In The Days of the Comet, Hayward Gallery, London

2010    
British Art Show 7 – In The Days of the Comet, Nottingham City Art Gallery
More Pricks Than Kicks, David Roberts Foundation, London
Hey, We’re Closed! – Hayward Gallery, London
Thinking Through Cinema (Deep Red), Artissima, LUX Projects

2009    
Contour 2009, 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium
Art & Research 2008, Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
The Time Surgeon, ArtSway’s New Forest Pavilion, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice Biennale
Altermodern, Tate Triennial 2009, Tate Britain, London
Out of Line, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York 

2008                     
Art Now, Tate Britain (curated by Ryan Gander), London
Deep Screen - Art in Digital Culture: Proposal for Municipal Acquisition 08, Stedelijk Museum CS (SMCS), Amsterdam
Agrifashionistas, Grizedale Arts / A Foundation, Rochelle School, London

2007    
Expect Nothing, Gallery for One, Dublin
Open 2007, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
00s THE HISTORY OF A DECADE THAT HAS NOT yet BEEN NAMED, Biennale de Lyon, 2007
The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future, De Hallen Haarlem
Design for Living, Initial Access, Wolverhampton
The Return of the Seven Samurai, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne
Final Exhibition at 4 Clifford Street, Alison Jacques Gallery
The Scandinavian Underground...here...now, De Praktijk, Amsterdam

2006    
Minotaur Blood, Jonathan Vyner / Fortescue Avenue, London
Tokyo Rambo, Virtually Grizedale, A Foundation, Liverpool Biennial (screening)
Sculpture Garden, Phoenix Garden, London

2005    
Encore, Byuk Londra Oteli, Istanbul Biennial
If You’re Feeling Sinister…,, Alona Kagan, New York
Offside, Dublin Municipal Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin 

2004    
Romantic Detachment, PS1, New York
Trailer, Man in the Holocene, London
Distribution Fair  (with Junior Aspirin Records), Cubitt Gallery, London
No-How, The Collective, Edinburgh