Matthew Stone


Matthew Stone is an artist and shaman. These two interconnected roles are defined by his activities as photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator, writer, Optimist and cultural provocateur. Stone’s work and thinking goes far beyond the remit of his art, and his power of existence is recreating the role of the artist in the 21st century. Recognising this, The Sunday Times recently placed him at number one in the arts section of their “Power players under 30” list. Recent exhibitions and performances have taken place at the Baltic, the Royal Academy, the ICA and Tate Britain.

La Scatola is pleased to be holding the major solo exhibition of Stone in London, Everything is Possible.


2004 Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts of London, BA (Hons) Painting (1st)


2012 Everything is Possible, La Scatola Gallery x Union Gallery, London
2012 Unconditional Commitment to Sacred Love, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Sculpture Installation, Mondrian Hotel, Miami Art Basel, Miami
2011 Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, The Hole, New York
2011 Forever Rules, UNION GALLERY, London
2011 Rules Forever, UNION GALLERY, London
2010 Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, ICA, London
2010 BODY LANGUAGE, V1 Gallery, Denmark
2009 Interconnected Echoes, Galerie Paul Freches, Paris
2009 The Co-Existence of Uncompromised Visions, Boyschool, London
2008 The Songs of The Spheres in The Palm of Your Hand, Conduits / Gea Politi, Milan
2007 Future Hindsight, Union Gallery, London
2007 Tianhuang Dadi, Terence Koh’s Asia Song Society, New York


2012 Marrakech Bienalle, Marrakech, Morocco
2012 Watch your step, The Flag Art Foundation, New York,
2012 Portrait of a generation, The Hole, New York
2012 CTRL Group two, Brian Miller Galelry, Texas
2012 Photography is, Higher Pictures, New York
2011 Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, Performa 11, New York
2011 True Love, The National Museum of Photography, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 STATUS, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Independent Rites, V1 Gallery, Denmark
2011 What’s Next, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam
2011 VOLCANO EXTRAVAGANZA, Fiorucci Foundation, Stromboli, Italy
2011 Orientale, 53rd Venice Bienalle, Venice,
2011 Open studio, Viafarini, Milan
2010 Recessional Aesthetics, James Taylor Project, London
2010 By night, Trädgården, Stockholm
2010 24 Month Meditation, The Island, Italy
2010 Hard Future, Brighton Festival, Brighton
2010 OneShot, Allmänna Gallery, Stockholm
2009 Triumph of the Will, The Centre of the Universe, London
2009 SHOWstudio, Somerset House, London
2009 Free Art Fair, The Barbican Centre, London
2009 SU:MBISORI, Jeju Museum of Art, Korea
2009 Conflict, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 
2009 Starmaker, E:vent Gallery, London
2008 Nought to Sixty, ICA, London
2008 SEEN… S.C.U.M. & Matthew Stone, Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery, London
2008 GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, London
2008 The Destruction of Atlantis, Union, London
2008 !WOWOW! and Plastique Fantastique, Tate Britain, London
2007 Gravity’s Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens
2007 Nocturnal, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 DAZED & CONFUSED vs ANDY WARHOL, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art,
2007 Feral Kingdom, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
2007 Ruhe Bewahren, Arthouse Tacheles, Berlin
2007 Multiple Discipline, Union Gallery, London
2007 The Event, International Project Space, Birmingham
2006 10 Rooms and a Sculpture Garden, Lyndhurst Way, London.
2005 Fantasy Stories, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2005 Rising Tendencies Toward the United States of Mind, !WOWOW! Roaming Space, London
2005 Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, !WOWOW! Roaming Space (Area 10), London
2004 Spectacular Spectacular!, !WOWOW! Roaming Space, London
2004 *RT SH*M*N (performance supporting Lali Chetwynd), ICA, London

Special projects

2011 After being nominated by Marina Abramovic, artist residency programme Viafarini in Milan completed.
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.
2010 “Interconnected Echoes – The Salon” reoccurs as part of The Great British Art Debate at Tate Britain.
2009 “The Centre of the Universe” is an artist-led/non-profit, nomadic art-space initiated by Stone (ongoing project)
2009 CTRL.ALT.SHIFT, Artist Mentor to Newcastle students working at the Baltic for a project in partnership with Ctrl.Alt.Shift, a new experimental youth initiative that aims to engage people in global issues, using art as a catalyst for change.
2008 “Manifesto Marathon” – Serpentine
2008 “Interconnected Echoes – The Salon” is a weekly meeting place and discussion forum at the Hospital Club, London.

Web projects

Interconnected Echoes functions as a basis for a series of interviews, in which Stone asks people he admires big questions. As the interviews progress everybody questioned adds a question. These questions in turn become the basis for future interviews. Each question links back to the answers of the person who asked it.

Optimism As Cultural Rebellion provides ongoing documentation of Stone’s practice.

InfinityTimesInfinity (∞x∞) is a snapshot diary of Stone’s life.


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.
2010 Manifesto Marathon, The Serpentine. Hans-Ulrich Obrist.
2009 Interconnected Echoes, Post-IT, Published by Paul Freches Gallery. – Includes interview by Hans-Ulrich Obrist.
2009 Nought to Sixty, ICA Press, Edited by Mark Sladen
2008 OPTIMISM, Hannah Barry Press, London – Foreword written by Matthew Stone.


Everything is Possible exclusive Editions

For his major solo show in London, Matthew Stone has produced a new series of exclusive editions. These can be purchased here at the gallery. Also you can reserve your edition, please contact us for further details.

There are six different images available. There are ten available edition of each image. Some have hinges and therefore fold, some don’t, all the editions are slightly different, they are all unique works in a way. All edition are hand-signed on the reverse.

In order to celebrate Matthew Stone’s major solo show in London these exclusive editions will be on sale for the special price of £50 each.