© William Mackrell 2015

Works present themselves as thoughts and gestures salvaged from the wreckage of saturated and distracted environments. Where the digital and minimal slickness of todays technologies run a muck with a clashing of the hand that try’s to claw back control over the beast of proliferated imagery, to end this multitude and multiple of imagery that spirals me into an overload of being mesmerised. Balancing or hovering between existing and not being visible, fleeting, shifting, this sense of the temporary comes from my ingested self, growing up in London, where space and people are forever in flux, nothing stays reliable. This animality inside me leads these questions, looking from afar upon my surroundings and asking what are these strange humans doing? My stage is set in the language of photography but dismantled through turning photography into choreography; where dance, body, emotion, histories culminate in a rhythm that smacks with frustration, beats with repetition, endless waiting and revolving within the death of wasted time.

William Mackrell (b.1983, London) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Hold Up, The RYDER, London, Door for a day, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2017), Steam Horses, The RYDER, London (2015), FLOOR MOCA London (2012). Selected group shows include Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens, Pi Artworks London, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, Jerwood Space London, PerForma FOLD Gallery, London, Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room London (2015), N(l)ight Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, The Trouble With Painting Today, Pump House Gallery London (2014), Cover Up, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2013), Infinite Jest, Dundee Contemporary Arts Scotland (2012), Colour LIGHT Time, Two Rooms Gallery Auckland (2011) and Innovators 3 Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts Melbourne (2010). Works held in collections include Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo; Krinzinger Collection, Vienna; Goldsmiths College Collection, London.

Mackrell studied BA Painting at Chelsea College of Art, London (2005) and MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College (2016). He is currently in residence at the Florence Trust, London (2016-17).

Mackrell has recently completed a residency and solo exhibition at Krinzinger Projekte/ Galerie Krinzinger Vienna 2016-17 and presented work at Art Basel with Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna. His performance, Going to the gallery will be featured in a global survey on text in art, The book of the word published by Thames & Hudson (2018).

Education
2016 MFA Goldsmiths College, University of London
2005 BA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
2002 Foundation Diploma Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

Awards
2016 Purchase Prize, Goldsmiths College, London
2016 Florence Trust Residency 2016-17
2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize (selected)
2015 Sculpture Shock Award (Ambulatory), London
2014 Arts Council England, Grants for the arts, Deux Chevaux
2014 International Emerging Artist Award (Finalist)
2013 Spotlight Prize (Performance & Video) Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2012 Emerging Artist Bursary Award Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2004 Erasmus Exchange Program, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

Residencies
2017 Krinzinger Projekte, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2015 Sculpture Shock, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2014 Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin
2013 Krinzinger Projekte, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Hold Up, The RYDER, London
2017 Door for a day, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
2015 Steam Horses, The RYDER, London
2012 FLOOR, MOCA, London
2012 Take Two, Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Silver Sensucht, Silver Building, Silvertown London
2017 Dye House, London
2017 Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY
2017 Florence Trust Residency Show, Florence Trust, London
2016 Planned Obsolescence, The RYDER, London
2016 MFA Degree show, Goldsmiths, London
2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London touring to Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
2015-16, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury 2016 and Falmouth Art Gallery 2016
2015 Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens, Pi Artworks, London
2015 PerFORMa, FOLD Gallery, London
2015 Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London
2014 The trouble with painting today, Pump House Gallery, London
2014 N(l)ight, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai
2014 Golden 15 International Emerging Artist Award, Media One Hotel, Dubai
2013 Cover Up, Krinzinger Projekte, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2013 OVERT Exchange, A.P.T Gallery, London
2012 Bursary Awards 2012 Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2012 Joint Ventures Space in Between, London
2012 I HEART 3D Christie's, London
2012 SHOW OFF Phillips de Pury, London
2012 Infinite Jest Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland
2012 Oriel Davies Open Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales
2012 Drawing on Ideas Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2012 DIFC Art Night Cuadro Gallery, Dubai
2011 Inside Out Phillips de Pury, London
2011 Works in Video Space in Between, London
2011 The First Cut RMIT Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne
2011 The Explorers Standpoint Gallery, London
2011 Colour LIGHT Time Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Innovators 3 Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
2010 Colour LIGHT Time Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland
2010 Where Beats This Human Heart Space In Between, London
2010 The Middle of Nowhere: Objects and Actions in the Abyss Departure Gallery, London

Public Collections
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY
Goldsmiths College Alumni Collection, London
Krinzinger Projekte Collection, Vienna

Performances & Screenings
2017 Interruption (solo), The RYDER, London
2017 Interruption, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
2016 Risk Assessment, Ryder, London Art Fair
2015 Arrival, GenArt (New York & Los Angeles) Mondrian Miami, Miami Art Basel, US
2015 Gaps, glitches and speed bumps, Royal Society of Sculptors, London
2015 Deux Chevaux, PLAY, Blindside, Melbourne
2015 1000 Candles, Copperfield Gallery, London
2015 Soprano for Sleep Time, William Benington Gallery, London
2015 North South, London Art Fair THURSDAY LATE Performance Program, London
2014 Deux Chevaux, Screening and discussion with Dr. Jo Melvin, Chelsea Theatre, London
2014 Soprano for route No.141, Art 14 Performance Programme, London
2014 Golden 15 International Emerging Artist Award, Media One Hotel, Dubai
2013 William Mackrell, Plug In, Contemporary Istanbul
2013 SimonWilliam. Repeat, Artlicks Weekend, London
2013 The Materials Research Project, Slade School of Fine Art Research Space
2012 Artlicks Annual Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
2012 Thrust, Space in Between, London
2012 1000 Candles, Dundee Contemporary Arts & Blue Skies Festival, Dundee
2012 Rolling our combined body weight in clay from our studio to the gallery, Christie’s, London
2012 Band Practice, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2012 Rolling our combined body weight in clay from our studio to the gallery, Arts Gallery, London
2011 Take Two, Space in Between at Sluice Art Fair, London
2011 The difference between us, Gate House Live: Gate House Arts, Harlow
2011 Everything, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Art Fairs
2018 ARCO Madrid, Opening (Solo Booth), The RYDER, London (forthcoming)
2017 Manchester Contemporary, The RYDER, London
2017 Frieze London, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2017 Vienna Contemporary, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2017 Art Basel, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2017 Art Brussels, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2017 Armory Show NYC, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2016 Frieze London, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2016 Manchester Contemporary, The RYDER, London
2016 Loop Art Fair, Barcelona, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2016 Art Dubai, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2016 London Art Fair, The RYDER, London
2015 Miami Art Basel, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2015 Frieze London, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2015 This is Tomorrow, Solo project, START Art Fair, The RYDER, London
2014 Frieze London, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2014 Art 14, Andipa Gallery, London
2013 Plug In, Solo presentation, Andipa Gallery London, Contemporary Istanbul
2013 Frieze London, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Monographs and Solo Exhibition Catalogues
'Door for a day' William Mackrell (Krinzinger Projekte/Galerie Krinzinger, 2017) In conversation with Stella Reinhold-Rudas
'Lullaby' William Mackrell (Andipa Gallery, 2013) Introduction text by Graham Domke (Head of Exhibitions, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland)
‘Simon Linington & William Mackrell: FLOOR’ (MOCA, London 2012); texts by Angela de la Cruz and Dr. M Petry
‘Simon Linington & William Mackrell: ‘Take Two’ (Arts Gallery, London 2012); texts by Angela de la Cruz, Jo Melvin and Isabel Vasseur

General Publications and Group Exhibition Catalogues
Silver Sehnsucht, The Silver Building, Curated by Approved by Pablo, London
Florence Trust Residency Catalogue 2017, essays by Paul Bayley and Ashlee Conery, Florence Trust, London
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 (Sep 2015)
Drawing Biennial 2015, (Mar 2015) Essay by Katharine Stout, Drawing Room, London
'Cover Up' CCC Newspaper, Antony Hudek, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (Jan 2014)
‘Being Without Walls’ Art Licks Weekend (Oct 2013)
‘Cover Up’ Why Painting Now? Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna Dr. Antony Hudek (Oct 2013)
‘Exchange’ A.P.T Gallery, London Claire Undy (July 2013)
Royal British Society Bursary Awards 2012; text by Sarah Kent (Nov 2012)
‘I HEART 3D’ (Christie’s, London 2012); texts by Terry New and Nic McElhatton
‘SHOW OFF’ Phillips de Pury Exhibition Catalogue (July 2012)
'Open 2012' Oriel Davies Gallery Exhibition Catalogue (Apr 2012)
‘Sluice Art Fair 2011’ (Sluice Art Fair, London 2011); texts by Ben Street and Karl England
'Index#2' Deux Chevaux, (edited by Justin Andrews 2011) State Library of Victoria and National Library of Australia
Inside Out Phillips de Pury (July 2011) Front cover of Exhibition Catalogue
'Between a bucket of water and a cup of coffee' (Susak Expo 2006) Author Daniel Devlin, Essays by Jo Melvin

Reviews, Interviews, Newspaper and Magazine Articles
'Hold Up' Review by Paul Carey-Kent, Paul's Art World May 2017
'5 of the best' UK exhibitions by Jonathan Jones, The Guardian Guide, Hold Up, The RYDER, London May 2017
Hanging Offence: Jo Melvin (Director of Barry Flanagan Estate) Trebuchet Magazine Mar 2016
‘Our top 7 Stands, London Art Fair Projects’, The Ryder/William Mackrell 3rd, Fad Magazine Jan 2016
Man is a genius when he is dreaming, Gen Art during Miami Basel, Flaunt Magazine, Dec 2015
Free and easy: how European drawing finally caught up with China, The Guardian, Jerwood Drawing Prize review by Jonathan Jones Sep 2015
Where to Start at Start, William Mackrell Start Art Fair featured in Review by Paul Karey Kent Sep 2015
William Mackrell’s Gaps, glitches and speed bumps Review by Dave Beech Sep 2015
Guerilla singers surprise bus passengers for art, BBC London News, Jo Mcdermott Sep 2015
William Mackrell in context – Deciphering duration, Octavia Young, Sculpture Shock Award Jun 2015
‘William Mackrell at William Benington Gallery’, The Flaneur, review by Helen Shewry, Mar 2015
‘February’s Most Talked About New Exhibitions’, Londonist 3 Stars review by Tabish Khan, Feb 2015
The Ryder Projects, London interview with Traction Magazine, Feb 2015
‘A restless spirit, from A-Zzzzzz’ Islington Tribune ART pg11, review by Amy Smith, Feb 2015
William Mackrell. Touch & Go, Wall Street International, Feb 2015
William Mackrell – Steam Horses, Wall Street international, Jan 2015
William Mackrell : Steam Horses, DAMN Magazine, Jan 2015
‘Deux Chevaux Chelsea Theatre’ A Younger Theatre, review by Rachael Smith, Nov 2014
‘A novel way to boost your horsepower’ GetWestLondon Interview with Robert Cumber, Nov 2014
‘Deux Chevaux: Pulling a car through London by horse’ IdeasTap Interview with Nell Frizzell, Nov 2014
‘Deux Chevaux: A Performance by William Mackrell’ London City Nights, Jun 2014
‘Deux Chevaux: performance artist to take to London streets in novel vehicle’, Louise Jury, Evening Standard, 19 Jun 2014
‘A Display of Horse Power – Deux Chevaux, performance art in Albertopolis London’, Candid Magazine, Jun 2014
Deux Chevaux, AnOtherMag, Jun 2014
Deux Chevaux, Sloane Square Magazine, Jun 2014
‘Outsider Art’ Deux Chevaux, 3 stars, review by Martin Coomer pg 101, TimeOut London, May 2014
‘London’s best new public art’ Deux Chevaux William Mackrell, TimeOut London, May 2014
Deux Chevaux, Crazy Crowdfunding, Josephine McDermott, BBC London Live, Apr 2014
Deux Chevaux, Crowdfunding April, Chris Lockie, Londonist, Apr 2014
SimonWilliam. Repeat, ‘Insight’, edited by Cathy Lomax Transition Gallery, Garageland Magazine Apr 2013
FLOOR | Interview with Simon Linington and William Mackrell, Jotta, Dec 2012
Floored in Peckham reviewed by James Payne / Payne Shurvell Gallery, The Huffington Post, Nov 2012
FLOOR, MOCA London review by Natasha Hoare, a-n Magazine, Nov 2012
RBS Bursary Awards review by Kirsty Dixon, Galleries Magazine, Nov 2012
‘Candles makes for a wicked bit of artwork’ 1000 Candles William Mackrell, The Courier, Aug 2012
How to spend it, SHOW OFF at Phillips de Pury review by Vicki Reeve, The Financial Times, July 2012
Group Show Infinite Jest at DCA reviewed by Neil Cooper 4/5 Stars, The List, July 2012
Infinite Jest review by Ben Robinson 4/5 Stars, The Skinny, July 2012
The Culture Cafe, BBC Radio Scotland, June 2012
Infinite Jest Radio Interview with David Proctor, Wave 102 Dundee, June 2012
Infinite Jest Interview and article with Jennifer Cosgrove, The Courier, June 2012
Infinite Possibilities by Sarah Urwin Jones, The Herald, June 2012
Interface 'Oriel Davies Open 2012' reviewed by Liz Buckley, a-n Magazine, May Issue 2012
‘Art Splurge!’ Time Out (London), 2011
‘’Go forth at Frieze 2011’ Grazia, Oct Issue 2011
‘Sluice Art Fair 2011’ The Financial Times, 2011
'Inside Out' Phillips de Pury London, Russian Vogue, Sep Issue 2011
Medeia Cohan: ‘Simon Linington & William Mackrell: Take Two’, Art Licks, Issue 4, July 2011
‘First Thursdays Top 5 Events’, Time Out (London), March 2011
‘1000 Candles' at 'The Explorers' Standpoint Gallery, London, Creative Review, Feb Issue, 2011
'Showcase for EMERGING TALENT' reviewed by Trent Wallter, Australian Art Review, Issue 25. Nov 2010