“a monstrous, infinitely plastic entity, capable of metabolising and absorbing anything with which it comes into contact.”

Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism



BORN IN LEICESTERErrorlɛstər/ less-tər🏆 Premier League champions 2015/16 1985, LIVES IN LONDON. CHRIS CAWKWELL'S WORK EXPLORES CONSUMER CULTURE WITHIN A CAPITALIST FRAMEWORK; UTILIZING CONTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGIES, PERFORMATIVE AND INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS TO CRITIQUE THE SOCIAL SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES WHICH OPERATE AROUND US, AND HIGHLIGHT THE RATE AT WHICH PRODUCTS ARE CONSUMED AND COMMODIFIED.

CAWKWELL GRADUATED WITH A MASTERS IN FINE ART FROM WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ART IN 2012. HE HAS EXHIBITED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY; IN MUMBAI, INDIA, AS PART OF CROSS-COLLABORATIVE VENTURE PROJECT INDIA (Asia Arts Projects & the 1%-ers Art Collective, 2011) AND TOKYO, JAPAN, PART OF TOKYO WONDER SITE'S CREATOR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM (2012).

HE HAS COMPLETED RESIDENCY PROGRAMS AT SPACE 118, MUMBAI, (2011), TOKYO WONDER SITE, AOYAMA, (2012) AND AT THE BOHUNK INSTITUTE, NOTTINGHAM, IN PREPARATION FOR SOLO SHOW SENSORAMA (2013). HIS WORK FORMS PART OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AT SPACE 118.


– HE IS A FOUNDING MEMBER AND DIRECTOR OF ARTIST LED SPACE (and collective) ARTLACUNAErrorlla·cu·na/ləˈk(y)o͞onəArtLacuna is an artist-led space established in May 2013, located in an old coroner's office near Clapham Junction. It accommodates artist studios, a residency and research program, as well as project and exhibition space., BASED IN CLAPHAM JUNCTION, SOUTH LONDON.



PROJECTS:
ArtLacuna (2012 - present)
1%-ers (2010 - present)
Vanilla Galleries (2008 - 2011)

RESIDENCIES:
Filter4, Basel, 5th - 15th May 2017
ZK/U (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik), Berlin, 1 August - 1 September 2014
Bohunk Institute, Nottingham, 25 February - 15 March 2013
Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo, 1 - 30 March 2012
Space 118, Mumbai, 16 November - 15 December 2011

SOLO SHOWS:
DESERT OF THE REAL, ARTLACUNA, LONDON, 1 - 4 DECEMBER 201
You are What you Eat, Bohunk Institute, Nottingham, 28 February - 11 March 2016
Sensorama, Bohunk Institute, Nottingham, 15 March - 5 April 2013

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
Searching the Line, Filter4, Basel, 13th - 27th May 2017
Spectral Paradigms, All Saints Church, London, 5th - 19th May 2017
Big Break, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vagas, 28th February 2017
CONSTRUCTED REALITIES, ARTLACUNA, LONDON, 3 NOVEMBER - 11 DECEMBER 2016
Concrete Plastic, LAM Gallery, Los Angeles, 15 - 30 October 2016
NTWRK, The EXHIBIT, London, 22 January - 20 March 2016
Openhouse, ArtLacuna, ArtLacuna | SPACE, London, 3 - 4 October 2015
SWOOSH., Bow Arts, London, 3 - 15 September 2015
Ventura Lambrate 2015, Milan, 14 – 19 April 2015
ArtLacuna Book Fair, ArtLacuna | SPACE, London, 6 - 8 December 2014
Springboard, Cookhouse Gallery, London, 11 - 17 November 2014
Wandsworth Open House, ArtLacuna, ArtLacuna | SPACE, London, 4 - 12 October 2014
Communist Party!, ArtLacuna, ArtLacuna | SPACE, London, 26 September 2014
fra¿ment, Moabit, Berlin, 4 - 28 September 2014
Openhaus, ZK/U, Berlin, 21 August 2014
Bodies That Matter 2, ArtLacuna, ArtLacuna | SPACE, London, 22 - 25 May 2014
Pop-Up Print Shop, ArtLacuna, ArtLacuna | SPACE, London, 5 - 8 December 2013
Bodies That Matter, ArtLacuna, Space Station Sixty-Five, London, 27 September 2013
Bohunk Institute Open 2013, Bohunk Institute, Nottingham, 12 June - 26 July 2013
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, ArtLacuna, ArtLacuna | SPACE, London, 3 - 11 May 2013
Banality & Big Questions III, 1%-ers, Electric Picture House, Congleton, 12 - 24 August 2012
Wondersite, Embassy of Japan, London, 24 May - 12 June 2012
Tokyo Story 2011, Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo, 10 March - 28 April 2012
Memoria Technica, The Nunnery, Bow Arts, London, 1 - 4 March 2012
Cross Exposures, 1%-ers, Project India, Kala Ghoda Cafe, Mumbai, 26 November - 10 December 2011
This is Now, 1%-ers, Project India, Studio X, Mumbai, 25 November - 10 December 2011
Banality & Big Questions II, 1%-ers, NOTLOST festival, Nottingham, 1 July - 15 July 2011
Banality & Big Questions, 1%-ers, Surface Gallery, Nottingham , 18 February - 3 March 2011
SPITKLAPP, Vanilla Galleries, Pedestrian Arts, Leicester, 1 - 14 February 2011
The Midlands Open Show, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington, 11 December 2010 - 29 January 2011
SPITKLAPP, Vanilla Galleries, LUSAD, Loughborough, 1 - 5 November 2010
Zineview: A Popup Reading Room, London College of the Arts, London, 20 September 2010
Birmingham Zine Festival, Birmingham, 11 September 2010
Bang/Tidy, Vanilla Galleries, Leicester, 13 March - 10 April 2010
Number 26, Vanilla Galleries, Loughborough, 6 November - 21 December 2008
Extract, Vanilla Galleries, Loughborough, 6 November - 21 December 2008

PUBLICATIONS:
Armseye, Issue II, winter 2016
Bodies That Matter 3, ArtLacuna Publications, 2014

COLLECTIONS:
Space 118, Mumbai