David Kefford

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017 The Feel of Things – National Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2016 Pocket Sculptures – Alison Richards Gallery, University of Cambridge
2013 Skittish (with Dr Lisa Watts) – Vane, Newcastle
2005 The Balance of Being (Touring Exhibition) – Margaret Harvey Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.
2005 Born Again – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire
2004 Witness – James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2004 Moral Fibre – Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby
2004 Disturbance – The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax.
2003 Touching – The Gallery, Stratford-Upon-Avon.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019 This Land is Our Land – PAPER Gallery, Manchester
2019 INTERSECTION – Market Gallery, Huddersfield
2018 18th Asian Biennial – National Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2017 Drawing for Sculpture – 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
2016 Foreignness – Contemporary Art Space, Batumi, Georgia
2016 VR Exhibition – Institute of Contemporary Art, London
2015 No One Lives in the Real World – Standpoint Gallery , London
2015 Sequences VII Real Time Art Festival – Reijkavik, Iceland
2014 ‘Hey, I’m Mr Poetic’ – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire
2012 The Hair of the Dog – Block 336 Project Space, London
2012 New Foragers – Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
2011 One Minute Volume 5– De Anza Experiment, Cupertino, California
2011 The Manchester Contemporary – Spinningfields, Manchester
2010 Performing Presence (screening) – The National Centre for Cotemporary Art, St Petersburg
2010 Party Animal – SUGAR, Brooklyn, New York
2010 The Late Shift – Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
2009 SALE – The Royal Standard, Liverpool
2008 Twenty – Dazed and Confused Gallery, London
2008 One Thing Against Another – Aspex. Portsmouth
2008 ArtFutures 08, Bloomberg Space, London
2007 Members Show (selected by Gavin Turk), Outpost, Norwich
2005 Future Primitive – One in the Other, London (curated by Paul Johnson)
2005 Origin of Species – Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield
2005 Faux Realism – Rockwell, London (curated by Gavin Nolan)
2004 World.B – Flaca Gallery, London (curated by Paul Johnson) (catalogue)
2003 Bursary Exhibition – RBS Gallery, London
2003 Open Sculpture Triennial – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (catalogue)
2002 Kettle’s Yard Open 2002 – Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (catalogue)
2002 Mostyn Open 12 – Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales
2001 The Jerwood Drawing Prize – National Touring Exhibition (catalogue)
1999 ‘Parlour Games’ – University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton.

CURATED EXHIBITIONS:

2014 Monomania – Aid & Abet co-produced with bad timing and The Junction, Cambridge
2013 The Manchester Contemporary – Spinningfields, Manchester (with Aid & Abet)
2013 Temporary Residence – Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (with Aid & Abet)
2011 Sluice Art Fair – London (with Aid & Abet)
2010 Small Scale Survival – Aid & Abet, Cambridge (co-curated with CJ Mahony)
2005 Introspective Men – Madder139, London

AWARDS:

2017 Grants for the Arts, East England Development Agency and National Trust – Arts Council England, East – Transitions in Time
2015 AA2A – University of Hertfordshire
2012 Grants for the Arts with Aid & Abet – Arts Council England, East
2010 Grants for the Arts with Market Proejct – Arts Council England, East
2010 Grants for the Arts with Aid & Abet – Arts Council England, East
2009 Artist Membership – Contemporary Art Society, London
2008 Open Frequency Selection – nominated by Sanna Moore – AXIS online resource
2008 Viewing Platform – The Drawing Center, New York
2006 Individual Grants for the Arts – Arts Council England, East ,
2005 Escalator Visual Arts Award. Facilitated by Commissions East, Cambridge.
2005 Individual Grants for the Arts – Arts Council England, East
2003 The Roy Noakes Bursary Prize 2003
2003 Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary 2003.

FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES:

2014-18 ELAN – Studio-based project with Aid & Abet at CB1 Cambridge with Commissions Projects
2014 Habitation – North West Cambridge in partnership with University of Cambridge
2014 The Frontier Zone – Wisbech with funding from Arts Council England
2013 Site and Situation – METAL Liverpool
2013 Shape Shifting – The Lookout, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
2009 Escalator Artist Retreat: Economics of the Art System – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire
2007 Take Over Residency – Pump House Gallery, London
2006 Installing Drawing – Artist-in-Residence (in collaboration with Ansel Krut), The Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon
2005 4-week Residency – Wysing Arts, Cambridgeshire
2000 5-Year Individual Artist Fellowship – Digswell Arts Trust, Stevenage.
1999 6-week Artist Residency – Vermont Studio Centre, U.S.A.
1996 3-Month Cultural Exchange – Warsaw Academy of Fine Art, Poland.

COMMISSIONS:

2017-18 Transitions in Time – Peckover House, National Trust and Arts Council England
2011 Craft – Kings Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk
2011 Lead Artist at Clay Farm (shortlisted to interview) – Futurecity, Cambridge
2011 Brunswick Riverside (shortlisted to proposal) Futurecity and Berkley Homes, Cambridge
2011 Material Worlds – Annual Fundraiser, Contemporary Art Society, London
2009 Crop Marks – Park Arts Group, Cambridge
2008 Individuals – Kaavous-Bhoyroo Quaterly Editions, Cambridge
2008 Transport – Towner Off-Site, Eastbourne
2007 RSVP Contemporary Artists at the Foundling – Foundling Museum, London
2004 Transmutation – Taxi Gallery, Cambridge

PUBLICATIONS:

2015 The Soft Landscape Fieldworks – Artist Book, with Aid & Abet, design by Apropos
2012 Swollen in Vicinity to Wrench – full colour catalogue, with essay by Cherry Smyth
2011 Soon All Your Neighbours will be Artists – published by Extra Special People, Birmingham
2010 BRAND Literary magazine, 06 Spring/Summer 10 – page 46 & 123
2008 BRAND Literary magazine, 03 Spring/Summer 08 – page 106 & 135
2007 RSVP Contemporary Artists at the Foundling, Catalogue Design, Joerg Hartmannsgruber, Page 22
2005 The Balance of Being, 48-page colour catalogue. Axis Graphic Design. Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei, Verona
2003 Open Sculpture, Contemporary sculpture selected by open submission, Catalogue, Midway Colour Printing Plc. Page 19
2002 Kettle’s Yard Open 2002, Catalogue, Hilo colour printers Ltd. Page 13
2001 The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2001, Catalogue, Styles Sircombe Designers and Printers
2000 Ida Branson Memorial Bequest Exhibition, Catalogue, page 6

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2017 The Guardian – Alt Guide to Cambridge, Aid & Abet. Tony Naylor.
2016 ITV News – Pocket Sculptures – December 2016
2016 Varsity magazine University of Cambridge –Pocket Sculptures – December 2016, Sarah Wilson
2013 The Guardian Guide – Skittish, Vane, Newcastle, Robert Clark. November.
2011 a-n magazine – Collaborative Relationships – April 2011
2007 AN magazine, Good Practice for New Artists. Jo Wilson. Front Cover and Page 5
2006 Metro Newspaper – The Balance of Being, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Mark Ward
2005 Contemporary Magazine – News, London. Richard Dyer, Issue 73. Page 12
2005 Time Out – Faux Realism, Rockwell. Helen Sumpter, April 20th-27th. Page 54
2004 The Guardian Guide – Moral Fibre, Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Robert Clark. August. Page 36
2004 Metro Newspaper – Disturbance, The Dean Clough Galleries, Mickey Noonan, April 2nd. Page 18
2001 AN magazine – Review of Stroud House Open show, Christopher Brown. September. Page 6
2001 AN magazine – ‘Digswell Art Trust open studios’, Nick Lambrianou. August. Page 26
2001 AN magazine – SIGNPOST – The New Graduates Guide to being an Artist, Wendy Mason. May