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Biography of artist Paul Coombs, including performances, exhibitions, screenings, and awards


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b.1975 (Templecombe, Somerset, UK)<>>>>>>>> Lives and works in London, UK


2016-2018 - Royal College Of Art: MA Fine Art in Contemporary Art Practice (Moving Image)
1994-1998 - Edinburgh College of Art: BA(Hons) in Animation (First Class)


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

'A Queer Anthology Of Sickness', Pilot Press 2019
'A Queer Anthology Of Rage', Pilot Press 2018
'The Book Of The Word' by Michael Petry Thames and Hudson 2018, ISBN: 978-0-500-23966-7
'I created the dildo ISIS flag...', Op-Ed piece for The Guardian, 30th June 2015, www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/30/isis-dildo-flag-london-pride-cnn




SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS & AWARDS:


2020
Oct / ARTIST IN RESIDENCE / Chisenhale Studios / LONDON / U.K.


2019
Oct / CONNECTING THE FLESH (live performance of 'Just Words') / The Poetry Society / LONDON / U.K.

Oct / TO WHOM THE FLESH MY FLESH STILL CONNECTS ME / The Poetry Society / LONDON / U.K.

May / VOID / Castello 1610 / VENICE / ITALY

Apr / LE RANZ (live performance with Gabriel Mulvey) / La Graviere Live Club / GENEVA / SWITZERLAND

Mar / MINISCULE / Cross Lane Projects / KENDAL / U.K.

Feb / EMPIRE II - After Extinction / Museum Of Contemporary Art Of Oaxaca (MACO) / OAXACA / Mexico


2018
Oct / A DEMAIN (live performance with Gabriel Mulvey) / Fete du Theatre / Foundation L’Abri / GENEVA / SWITZERLAND

Oct / EMPIRE II / Le 100 ECS / PARIS / France

Oct / PROTOCOL / Qpark at Cavendish Square / LONDON / U.K.

Oct / HOMEWORK / Residency at Gaff Space / LONDON / U.K.

Aug / EMPIRE II / Gallerija Kontra / ZAGREB / CROATIA

Jul / THE LUCIAN FREUD CAVE RESCUE (Live Performance) / The Flying Dutchman / LONDON / U.K.

Jul / CAMPerVAN CONFESSIONS (Performance of ‘Gone’) / Deviant & Dandy Brewery / LONDON / U.K.

Jul / BACKBONE (Live performance with Gabriel Mulvey) / Art Night / Aures Sensorium / London / U.K.

Jul / TMH PRIDE CABARET (performance of ‘Just Words’) / The Cock Tavern / LONDON / U.K.

Jun / EMPIRE II / Haus Gallery / TALIN / ESTONIA

Jun / DEGREE SHOW 2018 / Royal College Of Art / LONDON / U.K.

Jun / ETER(E)O / Spazio 1B / LUGANO / SWITZERLAND

May / EMPIRE II / Super Pop / MADRID / SPAIN

May / SOAPBOX / Close-Up Cinema / LONDON / U.K.

Feb / PURPLE VELVET Vol.2 ( 'In June' performance ) / Art Bar / RCA / LONDON / U.K.

Jan / THE NEW DARKROOM ( 'Just Words' performance ) / RCA / LONDON / U.K.


2017
Dec / PURPLE VELVET Vol.1 ( 'Just Words' performance ) / RCA / LONDON / U.K.

Oct / EMPIRE II / Spektrum / BERLIN / GERMANY

Oct / THE CRASH / Q-Park Cavendish Square / LONDON / U.K.

Jul / CAPSID (Acting role in a film by John Walter)

Jun / THE BOOK OF THE WORD / Helsinki Contemporary / HELSINKI / FINLAND

May / EMPIRE II / Castello 1610 / VENICE / ITALY

Apr / RAGE: The Odious Smell Of Truth / Hockney Gallery / LONDON / U.K.

Apr / EMPIRE II / Art Brussels / BRUSSELS / BELGIUM

Jan / WORK IN PROGRESS SHOW / Royal College Of Art / LONDON / U.K.


2016
Jun / ILL MEAT / La Fonderie / CAROUGE / GENEVA / SWITZERLAND

Jan / ECKO ART SALON / Edgware / LONDON / U.K.

2015
Jun / FIT THE SLIT / Lido / VENICE / ITALY

Jun / TAKE ME HOME - PRIDE IN LONDON / Earl's Court / LONDON / U.K.

Jun / SWITCHBOARD LGBTI+ Archive/ Waldorf & Trafalgar Hotels / LONDON / U.K.

May / THE FALL OF THE REBEL ANGELS / Castello 1610 / VENICE / ITALY

Mar / CITRUS LUSH BONGO / Tan Like That / Camden / LONDON / U.K.

2014
Dec / RED DOT / Studio 1.1 / LONDON / U.K.

Sep / HOME BODIES / Balfron Tower / LONDON / U.K.

Jun / TMH PRIDE / ******** / LONDON / U.K.

Jun / SUNDAY SALON / Kensington / LONDON / U.K.

May / ARTIST FLEA MARKET / Brockley Artist Village / LONDON / U.K.

Feb / ŁWEATSHOP / DALSTON LANE / LONDON / U.K.

2013
Sep / TAKE ME HOME II
/ OVAL / LONDON / U.K.

Jul / 8 MINUTES FROM HERE / Royal Festival Hall / LONDON / U.K.

Jun / TAKE ME HOME / 319 KENNIGTON ROAD / LONDON / U.K.

Jun / TOGETHER / Occupy My Time Gallery / LONDON / U.K.

2012
Jul / PAUL COOMBS=FILTHY DIRTY HOMO (Solo Exhibition)
/ The Faircharm / LONDON / U.K. *{ Winner of the Deptford X Fringe Award 2012 }*

2011
Dec / ZOONOMIA
/ A Block / LONDON / U.K.

Oct / TWO TO THE POWER OF TEN / Orange Dot Gallery / LONDON / U.K.

Jun / Official Glastonbury Festival 2011 T-shirt Design for 'The Park' stage.

Jan / HATCH INAUGURAL / Hatch Space / LONDON / U.K.

Jan / 20/20 / Victoria Stakes / LONDON / U.K.

2010
Sep / CICATRICK: PaulCoombs & Mat Rochford
/ A Block / LONDON / U.K.

Aug / AT THE FRINGE / Seven Dials Club / LONDON / U.K.

Feb / THE 100 JOURNALS PROJECT / Herbert Read Gallery / CANTERBURY / U.K.

Jan / MICHAEL LANDY'S ART BIN / South London Gallery / LONDON / U.K.

2009

‘P & B CULTURAL SHOWCASE’ Selected Featured Artist Award (Painting & Drawing).

Jun / DEPTFORD A.W.O.L. / Menier Gallery / LONDON / U.K.

2008
Apr / PAUL COOMBS: PAINTINGS
[SOLO EXHIBITION] / The Stone Theatre / LONDON / U.K.

2008
Jun / THE VALUE OF NOTHING
/ APT Gallery / LONDON / U.K.

2007
CLERMONT-FERAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
/ CLERMONT-FERAND / FRANCE

2005
SHORT SHORTS WORLD EXPO
/ JAPAN

2004
UMEA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
/ SWEDEN

2003
TEHRAN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
/ IRAN

ANIMATED ENCOUNTERS / BRISTOL / U.K.

2002
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
/ BERLIN / GERMANY

2001
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF WALES (Nominated for DM Davies Award) / CARDIFF / U.K.

2000
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL / AUSTRALIA

1999
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL / GERMANY

1998
ANIMA-MUNDI / RIO DE JANEIRO & SAO PAULO / BRAZIL

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Nominated for the McClaren Award) / U.K.