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Blue Curry

biography

Blue Curry was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1974. He obtained an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2009, and previously a BA (Hons) in Photography and Multimedia at the University of Westminster, London in 2004. He was selected for inclusion in the Catlin Guide to the top 40 emerging UK artists in 2010 and gained further recognition when he was profiled in a two-part BBC documentary on graduate artists the same year. He has shown in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and throughout the Caribbean with a recent institutional solo show at Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden, Germany. He participated in the 6th Liverpool Biennial and Art Basel, Miami Beach as well as in group shows in The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Puerto Rico. He was recently selected for ‘Emergency5’, being held at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK. He lives and works in London and Nassau.

Education

2009 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London
2004 BA Photography & Multimedia, University of Westminster, London

SELECTED solo EXHIBITIONS

2011 Solo Presentation, Toomer Labzda, New York
2011 ‘Trove’, Deptford X, London
2011 ‘Stranger than Paradise’, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Germany
2011 ‘Dragging Anchor’, Low&High, Triennial Fringe, Folkestone

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 The Face of the Shape, La Scatola Gallery, London, UK
2011 ‘Emergency 5′, Aspex, Portsmouth
2011 ‘So Here We Are’, Kunstverein Speyer, Germany
2011 ‘Vessel’, Stonehouse, Plymouth
2011 ‘Modern Frustrations’, Sumarria Lunn, London
2011 Duo Exhibition, Nextex, St.Gallen, Switzerland
2011 ‘About Change in the Caribbean’, The World Bank, Washington DC
2011 ‘Terms of Decision’, Austrian Cultural Forum, London
2011 ‘Wrestling with the Image’, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC
2011 ‘Caribes Globales’, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Puerto Rico
2011 ‘Assembly’, Bearspace, London. ‘Anticipation’, Selfridges Ultralounge, London
2010 ‘City States’, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
2010 ‘Global Caraïbes’, Musée des Arts Modestes, Sète, France
2010 Triennial of Caribbean Art, Museum of Modern Art, Dominican Republic
2010 ‘Prop’, Departure Gallery, London
2010 ‘Nowhere in Peculiar’, Five Hundred Dollars Gallery, London
2010 ‘Stardust Boogie Woogie’, Monica Bobinska Gallery, London
2010 ‘The Assistant’, Bearspace, London. Fifth National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Bahamas
2010 ‘The Devil’s Necktie’, The Woodmill, London
2009 ‘The Global Caribbean’, Art Basel, Miami
2009 ‘Rockstone and Bootheel’, Real Art Ways, Connecticut
2009 I Know a Friend that Knows a Friend’, Het Poortgebouw, Rotterdam
2009 ‘Group’, Area 10, London
2009 ‘Hackgold’, Project Room, The Triangle, London
2009 ‘Collections Within Collections’, National Art Gallery, Bahamas
2008 ‘Setups, Situations, Solutions’, Popop Visual Arts Center, Bahamas
2008 Fourth National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Bahamas
2007 ‘Into Position’, Bauernmarkt 9, Vienna
2007 ‘The Next Level Guerilla Show’, Photographers’ Gallery, London
2007 ‘Domesticalia’, Standpoint Gallery, London
2007 ‘Pre-Columbian to the Present’, National Art Gallery, Bahamas
2006 ‘Funky Nassau’, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Germany
2006 Third National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Bahamas

Publications

2011 ‘Hinter der schlangenhaut (Under the Snakeskin)’, Marc Peschke, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 6 June
2011 ‘Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions’, Terri Weissmann, Art Nexus, June
2010 ‘Beyond the Tropical Veneer: Sun Cream and the Aesthetics of Leisure’, Krista Thompson, NN [Working Title], Forum Stadtpark, Austria
2010 ‘Back in Business at the Liverpool Biennial’, Adrian Searle, The Guardian, 20 Sept
2010 ‘Stranger than Paradise’, Melanie Archer, Caribbean Review of Books, Nov. 2010′Art with Bite
2010 Shark’s Jaw Among Works Selected by Kay Saatchi’, The Daily Telegraph, 9 Oct
2010 ‘Back in Business at the Liverpool Biennial’, Adrian Searle, The Guardian, 20 Sept
2010 The Catlin Guide 2010: New Artists in the UK, compiled by Justin Hammond, Catlin Ltd, London
2010 Artist Profile: Blue Curry, Siofra McSherry, This is Tomorrow, Mar
2010 ‘Celebrating Future Art Stars,’ The Independent, 12 Jan
2010 ‘Art in the Caribbean: an Introduction’, Anne Walmsley & Stanley Greaves, New Beacon Books, London
2009 ‘New Caribbean Art Showcased During Art Basel Fair’, Jennifer Kay, The New York Times, 4 Dec
2009 ‘Colourful, Witty, Noisy: A West Indies Mélange’, Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times, 6 Dec
2008 ‘Repairwork’, artist contribution, Small Axe, vol 12 no. 2, June
2007 ‘Bahamian Art Goes Beyond Tourist Trade’, Elisa Turner, The Miami Herald, 19 Aug
2006 ‘Like Taking sand to the Beach’, Erica Moiah James, Next Level, May

Residency

2011 Low&High Platform for Art, Folkestone

Award

2011 Deptford X Award

Transmissions

2011 ‘Goldsmiths: But is it Art?’, BBC 4, Two part documentary, aired April 12 & 19

Collection

The Principal Art Group
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Kay Saatchi
Other private collections in Europe and Caribbean