Olivier Adam

46 years old, French born

Self-taught sculptor

City and Guilds - Fashion, Lambeth College, London

Social entrepreneur and construction professional.

Bursaries, commissions, shortlists

Southwark Council (London), East Street Public Art Commission, shortlisted final 2 artists

Hairy (October 2015), Comi-con Barcelona, London, Birmingham

Hackney Wick Open Studios, bursary in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Mick's Garage, commission, July 2016

Exhibitions

Cutie Rootie, Pegged and Mask (25th October 2019), V&A Friday Late, London

Sunny Bird (May 2017 – ongoing), Public Art of Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London

Twerk Sofa (July 2016), Hackney Wicked Open Studio

Hairy (October 2016), Comi-con Barcelona, London, Birmingham

Hairy (June 2016), Hackney Wicked Open Studios

Sugar Lips (June 2015), Hackney Wick Festival London

Monster (March 2015– March 2017) Get Living London, Entrance Foyer of Coville Mansions, E20

Friendly Fish (March 2015-March 2017), Get Living London Entrance Foyer of Mira House, E20

Monster (August 2014), Hackney Wick Festival., London

Monster (June 2014), London Festival of Architecture, Art-itecture at the BAR Gallery, London

Friendly Fish (Dec 2013 - Nov 2014) Number 90,Hackney Wick, outdoor public art sculpture

Friendly Fish (August 2013) Hackney Wicked Festival, London

 

 

In collaboration with artist Marie Brenneis:

Deliberate Regression (May 13) Performance Depot, Mainz, Germany

The Modern Dreamer (Jan 13) Critical Costume Symposium, Edge-Hill University, Liverpool

The End of the World (Dec 12) Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

The Modern Dreamer (Jul 2012) Space Sixty Five Gallery, London

The Modern Dreamer (Jun 2012) Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. London

The Modern Dreamer (May 2012) Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

The Spectacle (Oct 2011) Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

The Kingdom (May 2011) Goldsmiths University, London

Pop & Anarchy (May 2011) Performance Art Depot , Mainz, Germany

Pop (Apr 2011) The Mad Artists Tea Party, Bedford, UK

Rebel (Feb 2011) Ten Gales Art Gallery, Bethnal Green, London

Obstructions, (Jan 2011) Ten Gales Art Gallery, Bethnal Green, London

The Melancholic (Sept 10) Bonnie Bird Theatre, Trinity Laban, London

Mute Codes (Jun 2010) Bonnie Bird Theatre, Trinity Laban, London

Anarchy (May 2010) Ten Gales Art Gallery, Bethnal Green, London

Anarchy (May 2010) The Resistance Gallery, London

Pop (Dec 2009) Eat your Heart Out Cabaret, Marie Lloyd Bar, Hackney, London

Spoiling my Perfect World (Jun 2009) Degree showcase, University of East London,

Do you want to come and play? (Apr 2009) The Macbeth Pub, Hoxton, London

Broken Mundanity (Jan 2009) University of East London

The Angry Community (October 2007) Cinema Screening at Stratford Circus Theatre, London

Who are we? (June 2008) BA Photography Show, University of East London

A Utopian World (June 2007) BA Photography Show, University of East London

Marie Brenneis

Born in Wigan, UK, lives and works between Wigan & London, UK

Website: www.mariebrenneis.com

 

Education

2015 – 2019 Practice Based PhD Fine Art Candidate, London Metropolitan University

2009 -2010 Master of Arts: The Body in Performance: Dance Theatre, Laban, London 2006 -2009 BA(Hons) in Fine Art and Photography, University of East London

2011 - 2013 PG Cert in Education - Post Compulsory, Institute of Education, London

 

 

Prizes, Awards, Grants & Artist Residences

2017 World of Co, Artist Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 2017

2017 Hackney Wicked Festival, Open Studios Bursary, London, UK

2015 Make: Believe UK Design for Performance 2011-2015 The Society of British Theatre Designers Exhibition Catalogue

2014 Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 Anthology 100 Contemporary Artists: Installation

2014 Hackney Wicked Festival, Open Studios Bursary, London, UK

 

Solo Shows

2019 Grey Gardens, Pop-Up Research Sculptural Installation, Saatchi Gallery, London

2016 Look Again, Stour Space Art gallery, Fish Island, London, UK

 

Public Art Commissions

Dec 2014– April 2017 Sorry for Today’s Blandness, Get Living London, Entrance Foyer of Coville Mansions, E20

Dec 2014- April 2017 The Rules are in your head, Get Living London Entrance Foyer of Mira House, E20

 

Group Shows

2017

Inside-Out, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Hackney Wicked Festival 2017, Open Studios

Nasty Women, Stour Space Gallery, Fish Island, London

Visual Flaneurs, World of Co Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Modern Panic VIII, Apiary Studios, Bethnal Green, London

Emotional Spaces, The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany,

2016

Sensorium, University of East London,

Greased Up, Micks Garage, Hackney Wick, London

Painting Connections, Things & UCL ISR & CASA

2015

Make: Believe UK Design for Performance 2011-2015, V&A, London,

Open Studios, Hackney Wicked DIY Festival, London

Open Studios, The London Festival of Architecture

2014

Open Studios, Blisters Show, Absorb Arts, London

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York Museums Trust, York

Juxtapose, The Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA

Open Studios, Hackney Wicked Festival, London

2013

Open Studios, Hackney Wicked Festival, London

Deliberate Digression, The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

The Modern Dreamer, Critical Costumes Symposium, Edge Hill University

2012

The Modern Dreamer. Space Station 65 Gallery, London

The Modern Dreamer, Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

The Modern Dreamer,The Performance Art Depot Pad, Mainz, Germany

The End of the World, The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

2011

The Spectacle, Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

Pop & Anarchy & Mute Codes, Performance Art Depot Pad, Germany

2010

Mute codes, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Trinity Laban, London

The Melancholic, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Trinity Laban, London

2009

Pop, The Marie LLoyd Bar, Hackney, London

Spoiling my Perfect World , Degree showcase, University of East London

Broken Mundanity, University of East London

2008

The Angry Community, Cinema screening at Stratford Circus Theatre London

Who are we? BA Photography show, University of East London

A Utopian World, BA Photography Show, University of East London

Talks/Presentations

2019 - Where has all the colour gone? Art Academy of Latvia, Paradox Conference

2018 - Gestalt Aesthetics: London Metropolitan University, PhD Seminars

2017 – We’re going Backwards: The Hong Kong academy for Performing Arts

2017 – Diverse Aesthetics: Paradox Conference, Conway Hall London

2017 - Practice based Research PhDs, Parnet Conference, Leeds University

2016 - Empirical Aesthetics: NAFAE Conference, Lancaster University

2015 - Social Norms: The Dragon Café, mental fight club, Borough, London,

2013 -Wearable Futures: Ravensbourne University, London,

2013 -Layering Masks: Scenography Symposium, National Gallery, Prague Quadrennial, Prague,

2013 - Critical Costumes Symposium: Edge Hill University, Liverpool,

2011- Mentor Talk, Photography (BA) Year 3, University of East London, Dec 2011

2011- 2013 Discussing & Workshops on my Practice The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

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