Lydia Gifford

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© courtesy of the Artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery
Its Hurtling Gold © Courtesy of the Artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery
© Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Micky Schubert
Neighbour, 2012 Canvas, Wood, Oil Paint, Clay 52 X 43 X 5 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery
© Courtesy of the artist & The BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art
Drawn Installation View At Baltic, Gateshead © 2014 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art / Photo: Colin Davison
© Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Micky Schubert
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LYDIA GIFFORD was born in Cheltenham in 1979 and lives and works in London.


Siding, KunsthausBaselland, Basel 2013; The Neighbour, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Midday, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Distances, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin 2012; Its Hurtling Gold, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Lydia Gifford, Art Statements, Art Basel 42, Basel; Brackets, MarcelleAlix, Paris, November 2010; Lydia Gifford, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London 2008.


1979 Born, United Kingdom
Lives and works in London

2006-2008 MA Fine Art (Painting), Royal College of Art, London
2004-2006 BA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London
Solo shows
2014 Solo show, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (upcoming)
2013 Siding, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
2012 The Neighbour, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
  Midday, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
  Distances, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
2011 Its Hurtling Gold, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
  Art Statements, Art Basel 42, Basel
2010 Brackets, Marcelle Alix, Paris
2008 Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Group shows
2013 Can’t Hear My Eyes, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid
2012 Prairies, 3rd edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes – biennial for contemporary art, Rennes
  Jonathan Binet, Lydia Gifford and David Ostrowski, BolteLang, Zurich
  Minimal Myth, Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam
  Midday, Performance at David Roberts Art Foundation, London
2011 Young London, V22, London
  Tableaux, Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble
2010 Lydia Gifford, Manuela Leinhoß, Laura Riboli, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
  Session_9_Object, Am Nuden Da, London
2009 Taj Mahal Travellers, Gallery Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
  Moon Star Love, Marcelle Alix, Paris
2008 About, Auto Italia South Italia, London, curated by Zayne Armstrong
  Between Shadows, Cordy House, London
  Pentimenti, Permanent Gallery, Brighton
  Imperial Works, Imperial Works, Seven Sisters, London
2008 Valerie Beston Young Artists' Prize
  Socrates Erasmus Scholarship, Universität der Künste Berlin
Selected publications
McSherry, Siofra: Lydia Gifford: Midday, this is tomorrow, Februar 2012
Fiore, Alberto: Lydia Gifford. Painting as a personal idea of space, in: artecritica, Januar 2012
Menegoi, Simone: Lydia gifford. Library of Nuances, in: Catalogue magazine, Issue 6, 2011
Suchin, Peter: Ist Hurtling Gold, in: Art Monthly, No. 345, April 2011, p. 32-33
Review, in: Art Review, Issue 40, April 2010