Jonathan Baldock works across multiple platforms including sculpture, installation and performance. With work often taking on a biographical form, he addresses the trauma, stress, sensuality, mortality, and spirituality around our relationship to the body and the space it inhabits. Baldock has an ongoing interest in the contrast between the material qualities of ceramic and fabric used within his work. Concerned with removing the functional aspects of the materials he engages, Baldock instead works in a performative way through his sculptural assemblages bringing the viewer, the object and the space they simultaneously occupy into question as a ritual act or theatre.

FORTHCOMING

31/08/2019 - 06/10/2019Facecrime (solo), Tramway, Glasgow (UK)

CV

Education

2003 / 2005 Royal College of Art, Kensington, London (MA Painting)
2000 / 2003 Winchester School of Arts, Winchester (BA Fine Art Painting)

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2020  Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger (Norway) *Forthcoming May
2019  Facecrime, Camden Arts Centre, London (UK)
——  Facecrime, Tramway, Glasgow (UK)
——  Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (UK)
2017   There’s No Place Like Home, CGP, London (UK)
——   My biggest fear is that someone will to crawl into it, SPACE, London (UK)
——   Love Life: Act 2 (touring 2 Person show with Emma Hart), The Grundy, Blackpool (UK)
——   Love Life: Act 3, (touring 2 Person show with Emma Hart), De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (UK)
——   Jonathan Baldock, OneWorkGallery, Vienna (Austria)
2016    Love Life: Act 1, (touring 2 Person show with Emma Hart), PEER, London (UK)
——   The Skin I Live in, Nicelle Beauchene, New York (USA))
2015    SUCKERZ, L’Etrangere, London (UK) (2 person show with Emma Hart)
2014    Notes from the Orifice, VITRINE Gallery, London (UK)
——   The Soft Machine, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (UK)
——   Warm Bodies, (2 person show with Olga Balema), Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, (NL)
——   Hot Spots, (organised by Tobin Gibson) The Apartment, Vancouver (Canada)
——   Multiple points in this crude landscape, Primary, Nottingham (UK)
2013    A Strange mix between a Butcher’s Shop and a Nightclub, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (UK)
2012    The Blue Epoch, Colloredo-Mansfeldský Palác, AMoYA, Prague (Czech)
2011    Musica, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, (Italy)
——   Pierrot, PeregrineProgram, Chicago (USA)
2010   The Fool’s Flipside, Cell Projects, London (UK)
2008   Ennui, Backlit Studios, Nottingham (UK)
——   H.E, The Fine Art Society, London (UK)

Group Exhibitions

2019  Hyper Mesh (Curated by Alice Bonnot), Assembly Point, London (UK)
——  Fault Lines (curated by Edward Ball), Freelands Foundation, London (UK)
——  Handle with care (curated by Julie Thiemann), q18, Cologne (De)
2018   Objects Like Us (Curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut               (USA)
——   TERRA; A contemporary history of ceramic sculpture, Hotel Contemporary, London (UK)
——   Bedswerver, Flat:Two, London (UK)
——   Distortions (organised by Carl D’Alvia) Nathalie Karg, New York (USA)
——   Jutro, Castor, London (UK)
——   The Gathering, Panthera Today, Brussels (Be)
——   Doubting Thomas (curated by Ying Kwok), Duddells, London (UK)
——   Rhapsodies, PingPong Gallery, Brussels (Be)
2017    Idea Home Show. MIMA (MIddlesborough Institute of Modern Art), Middlesborough (UK)
——   Offshore (curated by Invisible dust), Ferens Art Gallery & Hull Maritime Museum, Hull (UK)
——   Bodikon, Belmacz, London (UK)
——   Ex Roma IV, A.P.T, London (UK)
——   Mad Cow, SCAG Contemporary, Vienna (Austria)
2016   Conversation Piece | Part 3 (curated by Marcello Smarrelli), Fondazione Memmo, Rome (IT)
——   Maybe your lens is scratched? (curated by Bianca Baroni & Alex Meurice), The Averard Hotel, London (UK)
——   Baldock, Pope, Zahle, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Arts (NGCA), Sunderland, (UK)
——   Seepferdchen und Flugfische (touring), Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen (Germany)
——   Seepferdchen und Flugfische (touring), Thermen am Viehmarkt, Trier (Germany)
——   Seepferdchen und Flugfische (touring), Forum Alte Post, Pirmasens (Germany)
——   Sunscreen, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (UK)
——   The Conformist, Belmacz, London (UK)
——   Costermongering (A project by Paul Branca), Belmacz, London (UK)
——   Mask, Pluspace, Coventry (UK)
——   My own private Idaho (organised by Rafal Zajko), Charlton Gallery, London (UK)
——   Gettin’ the heart ready (10th Anniversary show), The Royal Standard, Liverpool (UK)
——   IMAGINE, Brand New Gallery, Milan (IT)
2015    Archetypes, Power, and Puppets, College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM), Wooster, OH (USA)
——   ESSERE TESSILE (being textile), (Curated by Chiara Gatti), Stelline Foundation, Milan (cat.) (IT)
——   Only the Lonely / Seuls les solitaires (curated by Elina Suoyrjö), La Galerie centre d’art contemporain, Paris (Fr)
——   Sunscreen, Venice Biennale, Venice (IT)
——   Made in Balmoral, Bad Ems (Germany) A friend is only a human body, Nicelle Beauchene, New York (USA)
——   The Varieties – Dance First, Think Later, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (UK)
2014   Contemporary Art Society: Art in the Home, York (UK)
——   Protected Space, Belmacz, London (UK)
——   Hey I’m Mr Poetic, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, (UK)
——   Tokyo in the Fall, Gerald Moore Gallery, London (UK)
——   ING Discerning Eye (Nominated by Helen Sumpter), Mall Galleries, London (UK)
2013   ARE YOU ALRIGHT? New Art From Britain, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, (Canada)
——   Relativity Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (UK)
——   HEISSE STEINE, NASSE ZONEN, SCHNELLE MELONEN, VBKÖ, Vienna (Austria)
——   SpaziAperti, Romanian Academie, Rome (IT)
——   Please Be Quiet, British School in Rome, Rome (IT)
——   For Summer Is A Come Unto Day (curated by Simon Costin), Belmacz, London (UK)
——   Implausible Imposters, Ceri Hand Gallery, London (UK)
——   A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow (UK)
——   The Gathering, Mytoro Gallery, Hamburg (Germany)
——   Jaakko Pallasvuo & Jonathan Baldock, Triple OG, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham (UK)
2012    LondonTwelve, City Gallery, Prague (Czech) *catalogue.
——   The Gathering, Yukiko Kawase Galerie Contemporain, Paris (Fr)
——   Imagined Pasts and Unknown Futures, High House Gallery, Oxon, Oxford (UK)
——   Dawdle, Blackboard 8, Space, London, Curated by Gareth Bell-Jones (UK)
2011    Condensation, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary, London (UK)
——   Apocalypstik, The Nunnery, London (UK) Pile, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (Wales)
——   Polemically Small, (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith), Torrance Art Museum, California, (USA)
——   Jonathan Baldock / Karla Black / Morag Keil / Jonathan Monk, MALLORCA Landings, (Mallorca)
——   British Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (Australia) *catalogue.
2010   Boyfriend Material (curated by LIANGWEST & Prem Sahib), 8 Egerton Garden Mews, London (UK)
——   Props, Events & Encounters; Theatricality in Contemporary Sculpture, The Hub, Athens (Greece) *catalogue.
——   Hierarchies of Allegiance, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, (UK)
——   Pile (curated by Craig Fischer), Surface Gallery, Nottingham (UK)
——   SV10 (Selected by Jennifer Higgie and Rebecca Warren), Studio Voltaire, London (UK)
——   Negotiable Values, 501 Arts Space, Chongqing (China)
——   NEWSPEAK; British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (UK) *catalogue.
2009   Memories and Encounters, Viafarini, Milan, (Italy)
——   NEWSPEAK; British Art Now, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, (Russia) *catalogue.
——   O / A Stiff New Speak: Bandeau (Curated by Nicholas Byrne and Gareth Bell Jones, Tricycle Arts Centre, Kilburn, London (UK)
——   Straylight Cavern, Cell Project Space, London (UK)
——   Group Show TC Open, Turner Contemporary, Margate (UK)
——   Stranger Things are Happening, (curated by Jude Bennett), Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (UK)
2008   Straylight Cavern, Cooper Gallery, Duncan & Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee, Scotland
——   From Panic to Power (curated by Brian Bress), Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, (USA)
——   The Brotherhood of Subterreanea, (organised by Ben Judd), Kunstbunker Nuremberg, (Germany)
——   Wassail, Cell Project Space, London (UK)
2007   Lady Holic, Rod Barton Invites, London (UK)
——   Group, W.S. Bartletts, London, (UK)
——   Frou Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires, Colony Gallery, Birmingham (UK)
2006   First, Last and Always, Axis Arts Centre Dublin (Ireland)
——   Through The Large Glass, Three Colts Gallery London (UK)
——   World Cup, 39, London (UK)
——   Baroque My World, Transition Gallery, London (UK)
——   Milk Before Tea, Tara Bryan Gallery, London (UK)
——   Hollow Salon, Hollow Contemporary, London (UK)
2005   All At Once, Together, At the Same Time; Colony Gallery, Birmingham (UK)
——   Anthea Hamilton, Adam Latham, Jonathan Baldock, I-cabin; London, (UK)
——   Invasion’s Of Piquancy; Kenny Schacter ROVE, London (UK)
——   SV05 (Selected by Enrico David and Cathrine Wood), Studio Voltaire, London (UK)
——   Painting MA show; RCA, Kensington Gore, London (UK)
——   Redundancy; Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, Hants (UK)
——   Shabu Frabu, 007 Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

Grants/Awards/Residencies

2017   Freelands – Lomax Ceramic Fellowship, Camden Art Centre, London (UK)
2015   Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems (Germany)
2013   Abbey Fellowship, British School in Rome (Italy)
——   Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai (China)
2012    The Forest Residency, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge (UK)
2011     A.I.R KinoKino, Sandnes, Norway Arts Council England Grant, Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing (China)
2010    ACME Firestation Residency, London, (UK)
2009   Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW)
——   Summer Residency, Aberdeenshire, (Scotland)
——    ViaFarini, Milan, Italy (Nominated by Runa Islam)
2008   Braziers International Workshop Residency, Oxford (UK)
2007   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Maine (USA)

Performances

2018    Judder Shudder I (with Florence Peake), Tate St Ives, Cornwall (UK)
——    Judder Shudder II (with Florence Peake) Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (No)
2017    Inter-penetrating waves of energy constellating in time and space (Florence Peake with myself performing in “the bed”), SPACE, London
——     Inhale/Inhabit (collaboration with Florence Peake), Fondazione Memmo, Rome (IT)
2015    The Book of Love (collaboration with Kokoro Dance), The Roundhouse, Vancouver, Canada
2014   Apparition of the Phantom Limb (collaboration with Florence Peake), Experimentica14 Festival, Chapter Arts Centre,     Cardiff.
——   Vignette for the Orifice (collaboration with Florence Peake), VITRINE, London
——   Multiple points in this crude landscape (with Florence Peake), Primary, Nottingham
——   Revolver II: Interventions (collaboration with Rafal Zajko) Matts Gallery, London, UK
2013    A Strange mix between a Butcher’s Shop and a Nightclub (collaboration with Dog Hill Kennel Projects), Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (UK)
——   Two Figures in a Landscape (choreographed by Rubato Dance Group), Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (China)