Matthew Stone
United Kingdom, b.1982


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Matthew Stone is an artist and shaman based in London. He was recently named 'most influential person in the arts under 30" by the Sunday Times. His multidisciplinary and interrelated practice activates primarily photography, sculpture and performance. Stone produces photography, that dramatically portrays the intertwined bodies of friends and collaborators, stripped of context-locating clothing and locked in states of romanticised and visionary ecstasy.

Following his graduation from Camberwell, with a first degree in Painting in 2004, he was a formative member of the !WOWOW! art collective, exhibiting in many artist-led projects and throwing notorious art parties in squatted buildings - events which have since assumed the mantle of London urban legend.

In the past few years he has been researching the relevance of Optimism as a method for avant-garde thought and art practice. Stone's work revolves specifically around creative interactions and community, based on the idea that individual autonomy can be successfully combined with the power of collectivity.

Stone has participated in projects and exhibitions at the Serpentine, the Baltic, the Royal Academy, ICA and Tate Britain.

Image and Text Courtesy of the artist and Choi & Larger Gallery, Cologne, Seoul.

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Photography, Sculpture, Painting, 3D Painting, Performance , Computer Graphic, Human Bodies, Optimism, Shamanism, United Kingdom, London

Curriculum Vitae

Educations
2004
BA (Hons), Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts of London, London
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Solo Exhibitions
2017
Back into the Body, Choi & Lager Gallery, Seoul
2015
Emotional Manipulation, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
2014
Cosmic Flesh, Union Gallery, London
2013
Love Focused Like a Laser, Performance, Art Miami Basel, Miami
Ecstasy, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
2012
The Body As Lightning Conductor, The Hole at Villa Vecchia, Miami Art Basel, Miami
Love Focused Like a Laser, The Hole, New York

Everything is Possible, Choi & Lager, Cologne
Unconditional Commitment to Sacred Love, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Everything is Possible, Union Gallery, London
2011
Sculpture Installation, Mondrian Hotel, Miami Art Basel, Miami

Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, The Hole, New York
Forever Rules, Union Gallery, London
Rules Forever, Union Gallery, London
2010
Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, ICA, London

Body Language, V1 Gallery, Denmark
2009
Interconnected Echoes, Galerie Paul Freches, Paris

The Co-Existence of Uncompromised Visions, Boyschool, London
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Group Exhibitions
2015
Tower, Ibid. London
Not a Photo, The Hole, New York
Post-Analog Painting, The Hole, New York
2014
Storage Wars, Eric Firestone Gallery, Hamptons, USA
Group Show - Jack, Neil, Shane, Gareth and Matthew, Choi & Lager, Cologne
Art Cologne curated video programme, Art Cologne, Cologne
2013
GamingGaming, New Shelter Plan, Denmark
Hindsight, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Amor Fati, Pioneer Works, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Body and History, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
New Age of Aquarius, Duve, Berlin
2012
Fresh Basel, The Hole at Villa Vecchia, Miami Art Basel, Miami

V1 X - Tonight we won’t be bored, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
13.0.0.0.0, RH Gallery, New York
Marrakech Bienalle, Marrakech, Morocco 

Watch your step, The Flag Art Foundation, New York
Portrait of a generation, The Hole, New York
CTRL Group two, Brian Miller Gallery, Texas 

Photography is, Higher Pictures, New York
2011
Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, Performa 11, New York

True Love, The National Museum of Photography, The Royal Library, Copenhagen
Status, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Independent Rites, V1 Gallery, Denmark

What’s Next, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam

Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Foundation, Stromboli, Italy

Orientale, 53rd Venice Bienalle, Venice
2010
Recessional Aesthetics, James Taylor Project, London

By night, Trädgården, Stockholm

24 Month Meditation, The Island, Italy
Hard Future, Brighton Festival, Brighton
OneShot, Allmänna Gallery, Stockholm
2009
Triumph of the Will, The Centre of the Universe, London

SHOWstudio, Somerset House, London

Free Art Fair, The Barbican Centre, London 

SU:MBISORI, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
Conflict, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art,Gateshead

Starmaker, E:vent Gallery, London
2008
Nought to Sixty, ICA, London
SEEN… S.C.U.M. & Matthew Stone, Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery, London
GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, London

The Destruction of Atlantis, Union Gallery, London

OPTIMISM: The Art of Our Time, co-curated by Matthew Stone, Hannah Barry
Gallery, London
And As They Reached For God With their Fingertips, Their Toes Wrote Stories In The Sand, Assab One, Milan
Bold Tendencies II, Hannah Barry Gallery, London

Bad Year Blimp, Alma Enterprises, London

GOTHIC, Fieldgate Gallery, London

EYESORE, V1 Gallery, Denmark

!WOWOW! and Plastique Fantastique, Tate Britain, London
2007
Gravity’s Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens
Nocturnal, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

DAZED & CONFUSED vs ANDY WARHOL, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Feral Kingdom, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Ruhe Bewahren, Arthouse Tacheles, Berlin
Multiple Discipline, Union Gallery, London

The Event, International Project Space, Birmingham
2006
Ten Rooms and a Sculpture Garden, Lyndhurst Way, London
2005
Fantasy Stories, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

Rising Tendencies Toward the United States of Mind, !WOWOW!, Roaming Space, London
Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, !WOWOW! Roaming Space (Area 10), London
2004
Spectacular Spectacular!, !WOWOW! Roaming Space, London

*RT SH*M*N, Performance supporting Lali Chetwynd, ICA, London
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Collaborations
2012
The Body as Lightning Conductor, Performance presented with MikeQ at The Hole curated space in Miami as part of Miami Art Basel
2011
Dazed&Confused magazine commission Matthew Stone to photograph and collaborate with Riccardo Tisci on the cover of the 20th anniversary issue. The cover is accompanied by a 18 page editorial
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Publications
2012
The Body Beyond, published by Junsuke Yamasaki. Limited edition of 1000
2011
Optimism as Cultural Rebellion (Show catalogue) published by Holey Books. (Ltd edition produced with printed hardback wooden cover)
2010
100, Edited by Francesca Gavin, Laurence King Publishing.
Manifesto Marathon, The Serpentine. Hans-Ulrich Obrist
2009
Interconnected Echoes, Post-IT, Published by Paul Freches Gallery. - Includes interview by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Nought to Sixty, ICA Press, Edited by Mark Sladen
2008
Optimism, Hannah Barry Press, London - Foreword written by Matthew Stone
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Grants & Awards
2011
Artist residency program Viafarini, Milan (nominated by Marina Abramovic)
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EXHIBITIONS


Matthew Stone: Back into the Body