Pilar Corrias

Charles Avery

Charles Avery

Charles Avery
Curriculum Vitae

Born 1973 in Oban, Scotland
Lives and works in London and Mull


Charles Avery: The Gates Of Onomatopoeia, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland - UK

Solo Commission: The First Art Bus in Israel, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv-IS
Study #15: Charles Avery, David Roberts Art Foundation, London – UK
Charles Avery: The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK

Charles Avery: The People And Things of Onomatopoeia, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh – UK
What's the matter with Idealism?, Gemeente Museum, The Hague – NL
fig-2 2/50 Charles Avery, ICA Studio, London – UK

Billboard for Edinburgh, Edinburgh – UK
Charles Avery, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome – IT
What’s so great about Happiness? The people and things from Onomatopoeia, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam – NL

It Means It Means! – A Drawn Exhibition by Charles Avery & Tom Morton at the Museum of Art, Onomatopoeia and Pilar Corrias, London, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK
It Means, It Means! – A Drawn Exhibition by Charles Avery & Tom Morton at the Museum of Art, Onomatopoeia and Galerie Perrotin, Paris, Galerie Perrotin, Paris – FR
Vitrines: Charles Avery, L’Antenne, Le Plateau, FRAC lle de France, Paris – FR; Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome – IT

New Works from the Islanders Project (Concerning the Qoro-Qoros, The Jadindagadendar and the Eternal Dialectic), Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam – NL

Place de la Revolution, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK
New Drawings of Onomatopoeia, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome – IT

Onomatopoeia, Part 1, EX3 - Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Florence – IT; Kunstverein, Hanover – DE; Frac Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris – FR
Onomatopoeia, Part 2: The Port, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK

Onomatopoeia, Part 1: Creeds, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin – IT

The Islanders: An Introduction, Parasol Unit, London – UK
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam – NL
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh – UK

Maquette of the Eternity Chamber, Faye Fleming & Partner (former Galerie Arquebuse), Geneva – CH
The Islanders: An Introduction - part III, Faye Fleming & Partner (former Galerie Arquebuse) – CH

Charles Avery & Keith Wilson, Alexandre Pollazzon, London – UK
The Plane of the Gods, Cubitt Gallery, London – UK
The Islanders: An Introduction - part II, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin – IT

The Islanders: An Introduction, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh – UK
Hunting The Noumenon, Galleria Archimede Staffolini, Nicosia – CY
AVATARS, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome – IT

The Hunter, Man in the Holocene, London – UK
It thinks, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin – IT

The Square Root of 2, Sleeper, Edinburgh – UK
The Freedom of the Universe, S.A.L.E.S., Rome – IT

The Truth about the Truth, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh – UK
Triangle Land, Dee Glasoe, New York – USA

The Palace of the Gulls, Percy Miller Gallery, London – UK

The Last Yolk, Sonia Rosso Gallery, Pordenone – IT
The Riddle of Pooch Avery, Dee Glasoe Gallery, New York – USA
The Ghost of Scirribin, Nylon Gallery, London – UK

Charles Avery, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles – USA
The Life and Times of Nancy Haselswon, Tablet Gallery, London – UK

The Creation of the Omniverse, Nylon, London – UK
Portraits of People Who Never Existed, Entwistle Gallery, London – UK


Autofictions: Contemporary Drawing, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein – DE
On A Pedestal, Castletown House, County Kildare – IE

Plurivers- 4 imaginary ethnological studies, La Panacee Centre D’Art Contemporain – FR
Art Night 2017, Whitechapel Gallery, London – UK
Glasstress 2017, Fondazione Berengo, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice – IT
Exhibition paintings, Kunst Meran, Merano – IT

Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi Biennale Foundation, Kunnumpuram ­– IN
The Science of Imaginary Solutions, Breese Little, London – UK
Drawing Conclusions, RISD Museum, Providence – US

The Improbable City, Edinburgh Art Festival 2015, Edinburgh – UK

Feels like Heaven, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv – IL
Intenzione Manifesta, Castello di Rivoli (curated by Beatrice Merz and Marianna Vecellio), Turin – IT
The Great Acceleration: Art in the Anthropocene, Taipei Biennial (curated by Nicholas Bourriaud), Taipei – TW
GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh – UK
Year After Year: Works on paper from the UBS Art Collection, Galleria D’Arte Moderna di Milano (GAM), Milan – IT
Huidige zaken, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam – NL
Potent Wilderness, Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University (curated by Sarit Shapira), Tel Aviv – IL

Drawing Room 2013, Carre St Anne (curated by Ami Barak), Montpellier – FR
Mijn Derde Land [My Third Land], Frankendael Foundation (curated by Nathanja van Dijk & Carolyn H Drake), Amsterdam – NL
Revealed2: CollectorSpace, Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia – AU
The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old, Collection and Usher Gallery (curated by Tom Morton) , Lincoln – UK
Imagining Islands: Artists and Escape, The Courtauld Gallery (curated by MA Curating the Art Museum students and The Courtauld Institute of Art), London – UK
Beastly Hall, Hall Place (curated by Artwise), Bexley – UK
A Parliament of Lines, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney – UK

Galicia: Topographies of Myth, SOKOL, Nowy Sacz – PL
A Parliament of Lines, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney; ECAC, Scotland; City Art Centre, Edinburgh – UK; The RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne – AU
Hedendaagse Surreele Tekeningen Uit Rotterdam, Collectie Boijmans van Beuningen, Institut Neerlandais (curated by Marieke Wiegel), Paris – FR
Le miroir et l'encyclopedie, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris – FR
Haunts and Follies, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne – AU
Machines for Living, Yaffo 23, Jerusalem – IL
The Comic Side of Art, Nest, Den Haag – NL

A Million Miles from Home, The Folkestone Triennial, Folkstone – UK
As The World Turns: New Art From London, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney – UK
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Touring Exhibition. Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, New Art Exchange; London: Hayward Gallery; Glasgow: Centre for Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Tramway; Plymouth: Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, The Slaughterhouse, Plymouth College of Arts Gallery (curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton) – UK

British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton, Hayward Touring Exhibition. Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, New Art Exchange – UK
Recent British Sculpture, GRIMM Gallery (curated by Tom Morton), Amsterdam – NL
Languages and Experimentations, Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, Trento – IT

Altermodern, 4th TATE Triennial, London – UK
Walking in My Mind, Hayward Gallery, London – UK
A Duck for Mr Darwin, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead – UK
Life Forms, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm – SE

Made Up, International Festival of Contemporary Art, 5th Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool – UK
Scotland & Venice 2003, 2005, 2007, Charles Avery, Simon Starling and Cathy Wilkes, The Pier, Orkney – UK
Irony and Gesture, Kukje Gallery, Seoul – KO

Scotland & Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice – IT
The Lyon Biennale, Lyon – FR
The Athens Biennale, Athens – GR
Timer, Triennial Bovisa, Milan – IT
Every Eye Sees Differently as The Eye, The Drawing Room, London – UK
Welcome to My World, Alexandre Pollazzon, London – UK

Sculpture Garden, Jonathan Viner, London – UK
Memphis Flaca, London – UK
Theoroma, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Avignon – FR

Premio del Golfo, La Spezia – IT
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004, London and touring trailer – UK
Trailer, Man in the Holocene, London – UK
Io Mi Ricordo, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome – IT

Il Premio per la Giovane Arte Italiana, Padiglione di Venezia, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice – IT
Love Over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow – UK
Necessary Kids: Charles Avery, Piotr Uklanski, Costa Vece, Gallerie Civico d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Sicily – IT
Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles – US
Works on Paper, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus – GR
Prospects Drawing Prize, Truman Brewery, London – UK

Contemporary Art Project, Museum of Modern Art, Seattle – US
A measure of distance, Magnani, London – UK
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London; MAC Birmingham; Glasgow School of Art; EICH Gallery, Hull; The Lowry, Manchester – UK
Prospects Drawing Prize, Truman Brewery, London – UK
Supersonic and Alien, S.A.L.E.S., Rome – IT
Flights of Reality, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge – UK

Ghosty, Mille Eventi, Milan – IT
Works on Paper, S.A.L.E.S, Rome – IT

Made Space, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Changing Room, Stirling – UK
Drawing, Percy Miller Gallery, London – UK
Innuendo, Dee/Glasoe Gallery, New York – US
Made Space, Pekao Gallery, Toronto – CA

Surveying the Landscape, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York – US
Selection from the Files, Nylon, London – UK
The British on Paper, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone – IT
Untitled, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus – GR
DRAW, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago – US
Fine Line, Duncan Cargill Gallery, London – UK


Charles Avery: The Gates Of Onomatopoeia, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland - UK

Shortlisted for the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation's Drawing Prize, Les Mesnuls

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004, London

Prospects Drawing Prize, London

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002, London
Shortlisted for the Prospects Drawing Prize, London


Nancy Durrant, ‘Welcome to my fantasy island - the artist in a world of his own', The Times, 3 August 2015
Jackie Wullschlager, 'The Isle of the beholder', Financial Times, Weekend 18 July 2015
Susan Mansfield, 'Island in the dream' The Scotsman, Weekend Life, 25 July 2015
Laura Cumming, Edinburgh Art Festival 2015, The Observer, 2 August 2015
Barry Didcock, 'Beefed-up Art Festival Flexes its Muscles', The Sunday Herald, 9 August 2015
Susan Mansfield, Review, The List, Festival, 13-20 August 2015
Mark Fisher, 'Drawn Back', Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, August 2015

Francesca Gavin, The Return of Paris, artsy.net http://artsy.net/post/editorial-the-return-of-paris

Grace Beaumont, Charles Avery, Critic’s Pick, Artforum online, December
Skye Sherwin, (...) this week’s art shows in pictures, guardian.com
Rachel Spence, The art of storytelling, ft.com, July
Sinzania Ravini, June 2013 Palais de Tokyo: Paletten discussion with Damian Airault, Michelle Cotton, Tom Morton and Michael Van den Abeele’, pp.40-47, Paletten Nr 3: 2013 - #293, September/October
Kerry Shaw interviews Charles Avbery on the notion of Beauty; http://gildedbirds.net/page/2/ Sandra Herma Von Hoss, ‘Avery shows how we look at Art’, NRC, NL 9 Aug 2013 Aurélie Romanacce, ‘Galerie Plage’, Arts Magazine, France, July/ August
Magali Lesauvage, Exponaute.com, 11/07/2013 http://www.exponaute.com/magazine/2013/07/11/galeries- a-paris-les-expos-a-voir-cet-ete/ Telerama, France, July http://sortir.telerama.fr/evenements/expos/charles-avery-it-means-it-means,133495.php
artaddict.net, July, 2013 http://artaddict.net/events/article/1937

Machteld Leij, Charles Avery, Kunstbeeld, March
Parallel Universum, De Tijd, April
Riki Simons, Avery’s Humor, Elsevier, April

Nicholas Bourriaud, Heterochronie, L’Officiel Art, London, April/May/June, pp.98-107
Anna van Leeuwen, A Million Miles from Home, Kunstbeeld, July/August, pp36-41

Giovanna Amadassii, Charles Avery, D-La Republica, pp104-106
Sean James Rose, L’ile fantastique, Numero August, p39
Aude Launay, Once Upon No Time, Technikart, Summer
Aude Launay, manieres de Faire des Mondes, ZeroDeux, Autumn
Robert Leeming, Charles Avery & The Islanders, Flux Summer

Brian Dillon, Charles Avery, Parasol Unit, Art, Modern Painters, December/January
Ed Krcma, Back to the Island, ART in AMERICA, January

Anthony Spira, Mythologies, MAP, Winter
Chris Fite-Wassilak, Charles Avery, FRIEZE, November-December
Michael Glover, Visual Arts: Charles Avery, The Independent
Miranda Collinge, Frieze Frames, Esquire, October
Ossian Ward, In the Studio, Time Out, September
Laura Cumming, Graphic Notes from a Small Island,, Observer, 7
Skye Sherwin, Artist Charles Avery, 10 Magazine, August
Charles Avery, Manifesto, Art Review, February
Pen Magazine, No.214, January

Tom Morton Cosmology of an Island, Metropolis M, October/November
Arena O2 X Awards, Arena, October
Selina Skipwith, Charles Avery, Scottish Art News, Autumn
Duncan MacMilan, Venice, vidi, vici..., The Scotsman, June
John Beagles, A Venice Comment, MAP, Issue 11, Autumn
Iain Gale, Too much of a good thing, Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, June
Susan Mansfield, This Man is an Island, The Scotsman, June
Sam Sherman, London-Charles Avery/Keith Wilson, MAP, Issue 9, Spring
Charlotte Higgins, Arts Correspondence, The Guardian, May
Gilda Williams, Charles Avery, Art Forum, February
Jennifer Higgie, Emerging Artists, Frieze, January
Tim Pauling, Artist Chosen for Global Exhibition, The Press and Journal, January
Tim Cornell, Triumph of Youth Over Experience as artists head for Venice, The Scotsman, January

Time Out London, November
Olga Gambari, Charles Avery, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Flash Art International, October

Anon, Sketching in Three Dimensions, The Sunday Herald, November
Isla Leaver-Yap, Charles Avery-The Islanders, The List, Scotland, No. 536, November
Duncan MacMillan, Charles Avery, The Scotsman, December
Jessica Lack, Charles Avery, The Islanders, i-D Magazine, October
Tom Morton, Charles Avery, FROG, October
Mariuccia Casadio, Charles Avery, The Islanders, Vogue Italia, September

Louise Hayward, Charles Avery, Tank Magazine, Vol.3, Issue 11
Sarah Kent, Charles Avery, Time Out London, November
Olga Gambari, Charles Avery Review, Flash Art, June/July
Arena, The O2 X Club, February

Tom Morton, Charles Avery, In the beginning, Frieze, May
Simon Pia, See Venice and Wendy, The Scotsman, March

Iain Gale, Its Time to go back to the Drawing Board... Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, January
Helen Monaghan, Charles Avery, The List, Scotland, December
Iain Gale, Charles Avery, Scotsman on Sunday, December
Eugene Tan, Flights of Reality, Contemporary, March
Jessica Lack, Flights of Reality, Guardian Guide, January
Dominic Cork, Flights of Reality, Independent, January

Les Journal Des Arts, November /December
Helen Sumpter, Hot Tickets, The Evening Standard, November
Helen Sumpter, Hot Tickets, The Evening Standard, November
Alex Mattis, Rising Star, The Evening Standard, November
Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper, November
Helen Sumpter, Galleries, November
Mark Wilsher, What's On, November
Sabrina Zannier, Charles Avery Review, Flash Art, February
Neil Cameron, The Scotsman, April

Alain de Botton, Best of 2000, Art Forum, December
Martin Herbert, Time Out, May
Independent: The Arts Reviews, April
Stuart Shave, Masters at Work, i-D Magazine, January

Lucinda Bredin, Sunday Telegraph, December
Simon Grant, Keeping it in the Family, Guardian Guide, July
Martin Herbert, After Sensation, Square Meal-The Magazine, Summer Issue

John Slyce, Ouverture: Charles Avery, Flash Art International, Milan, October
The Guardian Guide, October
Clare Tempest, Golf Sale, Time Out, London, August
Roy Exley, Charles Avery, Portraits of People who Never Existed, Contemporary Visual Arts Issue 18, London, Spring
Charles Avery, Time Out, February
Sue Hubbard, Charles Avery, Time Out, London, August