Robert Montgomery


Robert Montgomery lives and works in London.

Robert Montgomery was born in Scotland where he went to comprehensive school in Prestwick, Ayrshire, and then to Edinburgh College of Art where he earned a 1st Class Honours degree and an MFA. In the late 1990s he was a core program Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He worked briefly with Robert Rauschenberg before moving to London in the early 2000s where he has worked as an artist and been a contributing editor to Flash Art and an associate publisher of Dazed & Confused magazine. His work is significantly influenced by the writings of Guy Debord on theories of the Spectacle as an ontological system and the after-affects of Capitalism. He is represented in Geneva by Galerie Analix-Forever, in Paris by Galerie Nuke and in Berlin he works with Neue Berliner Räume. His work was included in Shwetal Patel and Maurizio Bortolotti’s acclaimed Orientale* show at the most recent Venice Biennale.

Most recent articles on Robert Montgomery’s work can be found in the current issue of Paris magazine Purple, the current issue of Berlin magazine Lodown and on the website of art book publishers Phaidon.

Installation view, 2012
Preposterous, La Scatola Gallery, London, UK