For SSA 2014, we are delighted to be showing work by Graham Fagen, one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists.
In video, performance, photography, sculpture or text, he creates works, which explore how identity is both created by, and a response to, its cultural context.
Fagen studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1984-1988, BA) and the Kent Institute of Art and Design (1989-1990, MA).
In 1999 Fagen was invited by the Imperial War Museum, London to work as the Official War Artist for Kosovo, and since then has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad, and exhibitions include Golden Age, Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1999), The British Art Show (2000), part of Zenomap, Scotland and Venice at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Bloodshed at the Victoria & Albert Museum and Art of the Garden, Tate Britain (2004), Busan Biennale, South Korea, Still Life, Art and Industry Biennial, New Zealand (2004).
In 2011 Fagen was the International Artist in Residence at Artpace, San Antonio, concluding with a solo exhibition, Under Heavy Manners, and with theatre director Graham Eatough he created The Making of Us, a performance, installation and film, for Glasgow International 2012.
He was selected for solo presentation for Scotland + Venice (2015), curated by Hospitalfield Arts.
Image: Graham Fagan, ‘Consciousness‘