Ed Fornieles  |  Biography


1983 Born in Petersfield, UK 

Lives and works in London 



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, USA

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

                      Stand by me, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2016              Truth Table, BASEMENT ROMA, Rome, Italy

                      Der Geist: Flesh Feast, Arratia Beer, Berlin 

                      Subjects, Palais De Tokyo, Paris (Performance Programme) 

2015              Jupiter Ascending, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm 

2014              Modern Family, Chisenhale Gallery, London 

2013              New York New York Happy Happy (NY NY HP HP)” (in association with Rhizome), 

                      New Museum, New York 

                      Pool Party Plays Itself, MOCAtv, LA 

                      Despicable Me 2, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles 

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

                      Characterdate, Frame, Frieze Art Fair London 

                      Happy Days in Basel, Theater Basel 

2011               The Hangover Part II, Carlos/Ishikawa, London 

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

                      Animal House, Guest Projects, London 


Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2018              High Noon, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

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

                      PEACE, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

                      Façade : Contemporary Art Festival 2017, Middelburg, Netherlands 

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

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

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

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

                      DO DISTURB, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

                      Emotional Supply Chains, The Zabludovicz Collection, London, UK

                      Artists’ Clothes, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK 

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

                      Thief among Thieves, MCA Denver, USA

                      Any Human Measure, M+B, Los Angeles, USA

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

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

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

                      Paraproduction, Boetzelaer Nispen, Amsterdam 

                      Not Safe For Work, Duve Gallery, Berlin 

                      Technicolour Yawn, Import Projects, Berlin

2011               Performance accompanying Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark; 

                      Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, “New York 1970s”, Barbican Art Gallery, London 

2010              Tropical Meltdown, Peter Doig Studio, London 

                      Hymns, Colourama Building, London 

                      Black Leather, Kenneth Anger Institute of Art, Texas 

                      Painting Sculpture Land, Crisp Gallery, London 

                      Irregular Wasps, TinType, London 

                      Performance accompanying Ron Arad, Barbican Art Gallery, London 

2009             Play, The Wallis Gallery and Paradise Row, London 

                      The Domestic Reach, The Wall Gallery, London 

                      Natural Wonders, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow 

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

2008             Force and Beauty, Yukiko Kawase Gallery, Paris 

                      In Violet Night, The Wallis Gallery, London 

2007             Master Drive, The Wallis Gallery, London 

2006             Intimate Experiences, Bischoff/Weiss, London 

2004             Atomic Art Bomb, Modern Art Oxford 



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