Ed Fornieles  |  Biography


1983 Born in Petersfield, UK 

Lives and works in London, UK 



2011             MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK 

2005           BA Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, UK 

2003           Cunliffe Prize, judged by Anya Gallaccio 

2001            Winchester University, HND Art & Design, UK 



Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2017              Seed, Carlos Ishikawa, London, UK

                      Sim Vol. 1, Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York, NY, US

                      The Finiliar, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, NY, US

                      Stand by me, Division Gallery, Toronto, CA 

2016              Truth Table, BASEMENT ROMA, Rome, IT

                      Der Geist: Flesh Feast, Arratia Beer, Berlin, DE 

                      Subjects, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, FR (Performance Programme) 

2015              Jupiter Ascending, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, SE 

2014              Modern Family, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK 

2013              New York New York Happy Happy (NY NY HP HP) - A Gala by Ed Fornieles, New Museum, New York, NY, US 

                      Pool Party Plays Itself, MOCAtv, Los Angeles, CA, US

                      Despicable Me 2, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US 

2012              The Dreamy Awards, Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK 

                      Characterdate, Frame, Frieze Art Fair London, UK 

                      Happy Days in Basel, Theater Basel, CH 

2011               The Hangover Part II, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK 

                      Animal House II: Revenge of the Nerdz, Royal College of Art, London, UK 

                      Animal House, Guest Projects, London, UK 


Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2018             I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes, Galerie Wedding, Berlin, UK

                      High Noon, Arratia Beer, Berlin, DE

2017              Hybrid Layers, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, DE

                      PEACE, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, DE

                      Façade : Contemporary Art Festival 2017, Middelburg, NL

                      Commercial Break, Public Art Fund, New York, NY, US 

                      No Secrets! - The Allure and Dangers of Digital Self Surveillance, The Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, DE

2016              Hack your body, upgrade your mind, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE

                      I feel we think bad, Arsenal Montreal, Montreal, CA

                      DO DISTURB, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

                      Emotional Supply Chains, The Zabludovicz Collection, London, UK

                      Artists’ Clothes, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK 

2015              The Work Place, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles, CA, US (with Matt Goerzen, Hannah Black) 

                      Thief among Thieves, MCA Denver, CO, US

                      Any Human Measure, M+B, Los Angeles, CA, US

2014              Family state of mind (joint show with Petra Cortright), Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, FR 

2013              Meanwhile... Suddenly, and Then (curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran), 12th Biennale de Lyon, FR 

2012              Net Narrative (curated by Harry Burke), Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK 

                      Paraproduction, Boetzelaer Nispen, Amsterdam, NL 

                      Not Safe For Work, Duve Gallery, Berlin, DE 

                      Technicolour Yawn, Import Projects, Berlin, DE

2011               Performance accompanying Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark; Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, “New York 1970s”, Barbican Art Gallery,                    

                              London, UK 

2010              Tropical Meltdown, Peter Doig Studio, London, UK 

                      Hymns, Colourama Building, London, UK 

                      Black Leather, Kenneth Anger Institute of Art, TX, US 

                      Painting Sculpture Land, Crisp Gallery, London, UK 

                      Irregular Wasps, TinType, London, UK 

                      Performance accompanying Ron Arad, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK 

2009             Play, The Wallis Gallery and Paradise Row, London, UK 

                      The Domestic Reach, The Wall Gallery, London, UK 

                      Natural Wonders, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, RU 

                      The Wallis Dies and Goes to Paradise, Paradise Row, London, UK 

2008             Force and Beauty, Yukiko Kawase Gallery, Paris, FR 

                      In Violet Night, The Wallis Gallery, London, UK 

2007             Master Drive, The Wallis Gallery, London, UK 

2006             Intimate Experiences, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK 

2004             Atomic Art Bomb, Modern Art Oxford, UK 



2003             Cunliffe Prize, judged by Anya Gallaccio, Winchester University, Winchester, UK