AMIKAM TOREN
1945 Born in Israel
  Lives and works in London
1974-76 Founding co-editor Wallpaper
   
Awards
 
2012 Bryan Robertson Trust
   

Solo Exhibitions

   
2016 Blue Beard (Self-Portrait in Time), Piper Keys, London
2015 The End of The World as we Know It (reproductions and momentos), Art Seen Projects, Nicosia, Cyprus
2014 Neither a Teapot Nor a Painting, MOT International, Brussels
2013 Of The Times and Other Historic Works, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
  Carrots, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
  Reproductions, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2012 Moving in the Right Direction, Anthony Reynolds Gallery
2009 Amikam Toren - Carrots & Refreshments, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008 Carrots, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2006

Narrative painting #1, A61, Köln

Ten Last Drawings, The Room, London

Received Wisdom, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

2005

Plan B, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv
Amikam Toren, John Frankland, Matt's Gallery, London

Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries Folkstone, Kent

2004 Picnic, t1 + 2artspace, London
Clouds in Trousers, ARTLAB 29 at Imperial College, London
2003 Golem, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2002 Bluebeard, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London
2000 Ramat-Gan Museum for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
1999 Bluebeard, Minerva-Bar gallery, Tel-Aviv
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
1998 Armchair Paintings 1989-1998, Minerva-Bar gallery, Tel-Aviv
1997 Hand in Glove, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
1996 Three Takes, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1993 Textes, Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
Galerie Carstens, Berlin
Harry Zellweger, Basel
1991 Harry Zellweger, Basel
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Chisenhale Gallery, London
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1990 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (cat.)
1989 Safety Regulation Painting No.6, Victoria Miro, London
Rotterdam Kunststichtung, Rotterdam
Stacks, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1987 Pidgin Paintings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (cat., Patricia Bickers, ill.)
1985 Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Subverting ... a temporary edition, Camerawork, London
1984 Actualities, Matt's Gallery, London (cat., David Coxhead, ill.)
1983 Neither a tree nor a picture, Galeria Akumulatory, Poznan
Representations, Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
1982 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
1981 Bluff and double bluff, Matt's Gallery, London
Mirroring, Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
If painting then..., Riverside Studios, London
1979 The Commercial Show, Barry Barker Ltd, London
Replacing, ICA, London (cat., Sarah Kent, ill.)
1977 Simple Fractions, House Gallery, London
1976 Serpentine Gallery, London
1975 Urban Landscape Exchange, GLAA, London
1973 Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1968 Goldberg Gallery, Edinburgh Festival
1967 Maserik Gallery, Tel Aviv
   
Group Exhibitions
   
2015 Unorthodox, The Jewish Museum, New York
  Collaborators 4, Roaming Room, London
  …and there was time, Fundacion Helda de Alvear, Spain
  Map of the New Art, Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
  Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
  Artists for Ikon, 50th Anniversary, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2014 Waywords of Seeing, Frac-Ill-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris
  3A Project: Abstraction - Absorbtion - Attribution, Bodson Gallery, Brussells
2013

Four Corners of the World, Hite Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Une exposition sans textes (An Exhibition Without texts), Organised by Jeu de Paume, at Maison d'art Bernard Anthonioz

2012

The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China

Collaborators Room, London

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

  The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
  Common Ground, Biennale Architettura 2012, Venice
  The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Jerwood Space, London
  Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
 

Summer Exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

  Homenagem, Museu do Acude, Rio de Janeiro
  One and One and One, Café Gallery, London
  Collaborators, Room, London
2011

Ill fares The Land, Anthony Reynolds Gallery

Jerwood Draing Prize, London

Everyday, Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Smokefall, Tintype, London

One Another, Anthony Reynolds Gallery

2010

The Way We Do Art Now, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

No New Thing Under the Sun, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Re-make/Re-model, The National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Inside Outsider Language, Waterside Project Space, London

Face History, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Summer Exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

2009

Le chant de la carpe, Parc Saint Léger, Burgundy

Ecosfera, Artists’ Village Ein Hod, Tel Aviv

5 Sculptures, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

British Subjects 1948-2000, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York

2008

Kate Atkin and Amikam Toren, Squid & Tabernacle, London

Intimacy, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia

At Home, Voewood Projects, High Kelling, Norfolk

Marc Camille Chaimowicz, de Appel, Amsterdam, travelling to PMMK in Oostende, Belgium

Building, Dwelling, Thinking, Group show curated by John Slyce, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

2007

Still life, still, T 1 + 2 Gallery, London
Avatar of Sacred Discontent, T 1 + 2 Gallery, London
In the End was the Word, Matthew Bown Gallery, London
Chisenhale Biennale, London

2006

The Signing, Keith Talent Gallery, London (curator)

House in Motion, Fieldgate Gallery, London

Kapital, Kent Gallery, New York

Celeste Art Prize, Truman Brewery, London

If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial showroom history, The Showroom, London

2005 Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries Folkestone, Kent
Whatever Happened to Social Democracy, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö
2004 The Solar Anus, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
Bone Quake, 16 Upper Wimpole St, London
Painting, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2003 ChockerFuckingBlocked, Jeffrey Charles, London
2002 Face Off: portrait of the artist, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (cat.) and touring to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Fluent - paintings and words, Centenary Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts
Reality Revisited, Martin Kudlek, Cologne
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Reflections, gf2, London (cat.)
The Green Room, Percy Miller Gallery, London (curated by Simon Moretti)
A B See D, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Live in Your Head, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
Men at Home, Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv
Makeshift, University of Brighton (cat., ill.)
2000 Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
Amikam Toren/Ian Breakwell, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Live in Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain, 1965-75, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (cat.)
British Art Show 5, Edinburgh and tour (cat., ill.)
1999 Artfocus, Jerusalem Biennale
British Artists, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Porcupines/Arthinking 1999, 291 Gallery, London
John Moores Exhibition 21, Liverpool (Prize winner)
Furniture I, Richard Salmon, Studio 4, London
1998 Aalst paper biennale, Aalst
4 Schilders-4x solo-4 peintres, De Markten, Brussels
Context, Jewish Arabic Cultural Centre, Haifa (cat.)
A-Z (curator: Matthew Higgs), The Approach, London
Craft, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (cat.)
1997 619 KBB 75, mobile, Paris and tour
Humanism 2020, Ein-Hod Sculpture Biannale, Israel
Irredeemable Skeletons, Shillam + Smith 3, London
L'empreinte, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1996 Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1995 Pretext: Heteronyms, Clink Street Studios, London
Cubitt Gallery, (with Gavin Brown, Jemina Stehll, Paul Noble), London
1994 London Landescapes, Associazone Culturale Velan, Torino
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Original Paintings, Institut Francais, London
1993 Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery, London (cat., ill. text by Robin Gibson)
Spit in the Ocean, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Second Tyne International, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (cat., ill.)
Moving into View, Royal Festival Hall, London, and touring (cat.)
1992 And What Do You Represent?. Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
With Attitude, Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels
15/1, Melania Basarab, London
Surface Values, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
1991 Kunstlandschaft Europa, Kunstverein Freiburg
1990 Counterpoint, Gimpel Fils, London
1989 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 16, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (prize winner)
The Tree of Life, touring to Manchester, Penzance, Exeter, London, Sheffield, Bradford, Durham,
Eastbourne, Peterborough, Edinburgh, Ayr, Lincoln, Coventry (cat., ill.)
Anthony Reynolds Gallery (Dering Street), London
Evidence, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1988 Fragments of False Houses, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London
1987 Instalment - 5 British Artists, Plan K, Brussels (cat., ill.)
On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 15, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (cat., ill. no 4)
1986 No Place Like Home, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Furniture Sculpture, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1985 Masterpieces of the Avantgarde: Three Decades of Contemporary Art - The Seventies,
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
New Art I, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1984 Problems of Picturing, Serpentine Gallery, London (cat., Sarah Kent, ill.)
Aperto, Venice Biennale
1983 Photo(graphic) vision, Winchester Gallery, Winchester
1982 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
Un nuovo classicismo, Premio Lubiam, Padua
1981 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
The Garden of Knowledge, The Critics Gallery, Warsaw
1978 London Calling, Acme Gallery, London and to Peterloo Gallery, Manchester
Sound, Whitechapel Gallery, London
1977 On Site, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1975 Garage Art Ltd, London
1974 Off the top of their heads, Artists' Meeting Place, London
1972 Sculpture and sculptors drawings, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1971 London Art Spectrum, Alexandra Palace, London
1967 Paris Biennale
   
Bibliography
   
2015 Patricia Bickers, Art Monthly, August
2013 Joan Key ' Empiric or Picturesque?’, Turps Banana
2012 Peter Suchin, Moving in the Right Direction, Art Monthly, May
2011 Simon Bayliss, ‘Frieze Art Fair 2011: Critics Choice’, The Painting Imperative, December
2010

Martin Herbert, ‘No New Thing Under The Sun’, Time Out, December

Kirsty Bell, ‘The Way We Do Art Now’, Frieze, Issue 132, August

Vincenzo Latronico, ‘Un fine settimana di bontà’, Domus, May

2008

‘Exclusive interview with Jean-Conrad and Isabelle Lemaitre’, www.artscouncil.org.uk, 25 April

Martin Coomer, ‘Exhibition of the week; Amikam Toren’, Time Out, 3-9 April (ill.)

Art Amikam Toren, Kultureflash (www.kultureflash.net), issue 239, April

2006

Peter Suchin, ‘Amikam Toren’, Art Monthly, June, No 297 (ill.)

Sarah Kent, ‘Amikam Toren’, Time Out, 10- 17 May, (ill.)  

Critics' Choice, 'Amikam Toren', Time Out, 10-17 May

Art Amikam Toren, Kultureflash (www.kultureflash.net), 2-9 May

2005

From Audeoud to Zhao Bandi, Selected Ikon Off-site Projects 2002- 2004, Ikon Gallery

Rebecca Geldard, 'Amikam Toren, John Frankland', Time Out, 27 July - 3 August
Richard Dyer, ‘Ceci n’est pas un tableau – The Work of Amikam Toren’, Third Text, Volume 19, Issue 2, March

2004 Martin Coomer, ‘Amikam Toren at Artlab’, Time Out, 11 -18 February
2003 Richard Dyer, 'Amikam Toren Ceci n'est pas un tableu', Contemporary, No.50 (ill.)
John Slyce, Art Monthly, March (ill.)
Sally O'Reilly, Time Out, 19-26 February
2002 Rebecca Geldard, Time Out, 10-17 July (ill.)
Helen Sumpter, 'Close Shave', Evening Standard Hot Tickets, 28 June - 4 July
2001 Mark Wilsher, 'The Green Room', Art Monthly, March
2000 Richard Dorment, 'Idealists with Big Ideas', Daily Telegraph, February
1999 Lisa Panting, 'Furniture I and II', Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23, p.57 (ill.)
1998 Mark Currah, Time Out, 16-30 December (ill.)
1997 Matthew Higgs, 'Amikam Toren', Art Monthly, February (cover, ill.)
1996 Sarah Kent, 'Amikam Toren', Time Out, 4-11 December (ill.)
Mark Currah, 'The Pleasure of Aesthetic Life', Time Out, 13-20 November
1995 Tania Guha, 'Ye Old Worke', Time Out, 27 September - 4 October
1994 Sue Hubbard, Time Out, 2-9 March
Domenico Papa e Paola Piccato, 'Mostre di gruppo', Tema Celeste, Autumn
Angelo Mistrangelo, 'L'avanguardia nelle gabbie vuote', La Stampa, 14 July
Stephan Berg, 'Das Leben Der Bilder Und Der Tod Der Dinge', Artis, August
Guido Curto, 'Landscape', Flash Art, November
a.v, 'Pittori Inglesi in Fuga da Soho', Torino Magazine, winter
1993 Christoph Vogele, Das Kunst-Bulletin, No. 12
Ross Sinclair, 'II Tyne International', Art Monthly, September
Andrew Wilson, Art Monthly, February, (ill.)
1992 Richard Dyer, 'And What Do You Represent?', Galleries, December
Claude Lorent, 'Quand L'Attitude Devient Art', Art & Culture, November
Andrew Wilson, 'London Summer Round-Up', Art Monthly, September
Maire Agassi, Studio, (in Hebrew), January
1991 Sabine Gebhardt, Basler Zeitung, 30 November
Michael Corris, Artforum, Summer
Marco Livingstone, 'l'heritage du pop art anglais', Art Press 160, July/August
Andrew Wilson, Forum International, No.8, May
Andrew Renton, Flash Art, May/June, No 158
Enrique Juncosa, Lapiz, March
Patricia Bickers, Art Monthly, April
Sarah Kent, 'Surface Tension', Time Out, 13-20 March
1990 Terry Grimley, 'Games painters play', Birmingham Post, 14 December
Robert Clark, Amikam Toren, The Guardian, 27 December
Tim Hilton, Critic's Choice, The Guardian, 5 December
CV Journal of the Arts, 'Amikam Toren; Actualities', interview, December - February 91
Geraldine Norman, 'Contemporary Art Market', The Independent, 26 November
Sarah Kent, 'Counterpoint', Time Out, 12-19 December
1989 Jonathan Watkins, Art International Autumn No 8
Michael Archer,'Non Destructive Testing', Artscribe International September/October
Richard Shone, Exhibition Reviews, Burlington Magazine, May
Sarah Kent, 'Amikam Toren', Time Out, 15-22 March
1988 Margit Fullenbach and Thomas Frangenberg, 'Amikam Toren, Fenster und Turen',
Apex, no 2
Peter Fleissig, 'Artists for Architecture', Building Design, 18 March
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, 'Amikam Toren', Flash Art, January - February, no 138
Conor Joyce, 'Amikam Toren', Artscribe, January - February, no 67 (ill.)
  1987 Sarah Kent, 'Amikam Toren', Time Out, 28 October - 4 November
Michael Archer, 'Amikam Toren', Art Monthly, October (ill.)
1986 Christiane Bergob, 'Report from London', Kunstforum, (ill.)
'New Art: Anthony Reynolds Gallery', City Limits, 28 August - 4 September
Sarah Kent, 'Works on Paper', Time Out, 6-12 March
Michael Archer, Artscribe, December - January, no. 55 (ill.)
Nena Dimitrijevic, Flash Art, December - January (ill.)
1985 Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, 'New Art I and II at Anthony Reynolds', Artscribe, December-January, no. 55
Michael Newman, Art Monthly, November, no. 91 (ill.)
Sarah Kent, 'Private Pursuits', Time Out, 31 October - 6 November (ill.)
Nigel Pollitt, City Limits, 25-31 October (ill.)
Waldemar Januszczak, 'Galleries Briefing', The Guardian, 22 October
Monica Petzal, 'New Art I', Time Out, 11-17 July
Sarah Kent, 'Critical Images', Flash Art, no. 121, March
1984 Kenneth Baker, 'Amikam Toren: Matt's Gallery', Artforum, September
John Russell Taylor, 'Appearances of radiant relief', The Times, 4 August
1983 Sanda Miller, 'Amikam Toren: Galerie Lewis Johnstone', Art Press, September
Michael Archer, Art Monthly, September (ill.)
1982 Catherine Elwes, Art Monthly, November (ill.)
1981 Sarah Kent, 'When Is a Chair ?', Time Out, 20 February
Waldemar Januszczak, 'Amikam Toren: Riverside', The Guardian, 26 February
   
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