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Simon Woolham
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Simon Woolham

Place of birth Manchester
Country of residence United Kingdom

Fundamental to Woolham’s work is an attempt to unravel the fragile processes of memory, specifically the relationship between events, and the sites they occupy; bringing to light uncanny irreducible playgrounds of fantasy and adventure. Accompanying his drawings of fields, canals and dilapidated buildings which recall memories from his childhood in Manchester, are three-dimensional models of recurring motives, and textual dialogues which provide a narrative structure- conferring meaning and readings to recuperate and re-imagine poignant episodes from the past.

He lives and works in London and studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Solo Shows
2006 BALTIC Residency Show/Launch of Residency Publication, Newcastle Upon Tyne; Jerusalem ‘Book Space’ Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax
2004 The Lowry Residency and Solo Show, Manchester; Floating ip Gallery Planchest Show, Manchester
2001 Hoxton Distillery Hoxton St (above the Macbeth), London

Selected Group Shows
2006 EXPO Cornerhouse and Victoria Baths, Manchester; Paper Cuts Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, TBA; Another Product Cornerhouse, Manchester; Jerusalem Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax; London Art Fair Work curated by Danielle Arnaud and Pryle Behrman
2005 Emergency 2 Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Perspectives 2005 Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Group Show Foster Art, London; Future Landscape Shrewsbury Art Gallery, Shrewsbury; Margaret Harvey Gallery 'Bad Kids' University Of Hertfordshire, Herts; Collins Gallery 'Bad Kids' University of Glasgow, Glasgow
2004 Ale and Porter Arts Group Show, Bradford Upon Avon; Com Ca Gallery Manchester; La Petit Paysage Independent, Liverpool Biennial 04; Warrington City Art Gallery 'Bad Kids' Group Show, Warrington; I am a Curator Chisenhale Gallery, London; Warrington City Art Gallery 'Bad Kids' Warrington
2003 Keith Talent Gallery Drawing Show, London; Prospects Drawing Prize 2003 The Truman Brewery, London
2002 May it Return in Spades Bart Wells Institute, London; Blinc G39 Gallery, Cardiff
2001 Gemeinsam Nutzen Berlin, Germany; Freebase Century Gallery Space, London; Plus Gallery Retrospective Cologne, Germany; Sparwasser HQ (Z-Bar Cinema), Berlin, Germany; If the wind changes you'll stay like that Mafuji Gallery, London; East End Live The Rythmn Factory, Whitechapel, London
2000 Mostyn Open 11 Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno (prize winner); Group Show Plus Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany; Perspective 2000 Ormeah Baths Gallery, Belfast; Dilated Pupils V.T.O. Gallery, Bethnal Green, London; Concrete Jungle, Gallery Fresh, Greenwhich, London; Croma 2000 Madrid, Spain; Becks Futures Student Prize ICA, London; Uptight Outasight Plus Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany; Exit 24hrs Chisenhale Gallery, London

Exhibitions