Rowing

Rory Pilgrim

Born 1988 in Bristol, UK
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Rory Pilgrim

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Rory Pilgrim, Software Garden, 2017
Still from HD video

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Installation view

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Rory Pilgrim, To hide within without ulterior interior, 2017
Painted poster, 94.5 x 45 cm

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Rory Pilgrim, Safety as an action of love, 2017
Painted poster, 94.5 x 45 cm

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Rory Pilgrim, A body can only take so much when skin can heal so fast, 2017
Painted poster, 94.5 x 45 cm

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Rory Pilgrim, Intersect a system with care and kindness, 2017
Painted poster, 94.5 x 45 cm

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Rory Pilgrim, I am vectorially finding my own fuel reinventing energy, 2017
Painted poster, 94.5 x 45 cm

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Rory Pilgrim, Erase, 2017
Painted poster, 94.5 x 45 cm

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Rory Pilgrim, Untitled, 2017
Medium format black and white photograph, 31.5 x 31.5 cm

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Rory Pilgrim, Software Garden, 2017
Medium format photograph, 31.5 x 31.5 cm

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Rory Pilgrim, Untitled, 2017
Synthetic flowers, ultraviolet reactive vase, blacklight, dimensions variable

Rory Pilgrim

Rory Pilgrim’s work involves a long-term engagement with fringe social groups, bringing them together to create a new relationship with broader constituencies. Themes range from queer politics to the legacy of public protest using performance, posters, choir/voice, music, and video.

Education & Qualifications

2016

The Syllabus, Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire

2010

De Ateliers, Amsterdam
BA First Class Honours, Fine Art

2008

Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2007

ERASMUS made at the Eesti Kunsti Akadeemia

Selected Exhibitions, Performances & Public Events

2017

‘Software Garden: Performance II,’ Baltic, Newcastle, UK
‘Sacred Repositories Trilogy,’ Plymouth Arts Centre Cinema, UK
‘Software Garden: Performance I,’ Block Universe Festival, London, UK
‘For and Against,’ Radar, Loughborough, UK
‘Cure Park,’ TAAK, Amsterdamse Bos, NL
‘Dejima,’ GAK, Bremen DE
‘Software Garden,’ Rowing, London

2016

‘Dolf Henkes Prijs, TENT, Rotterdam, NL
‘Dwarling, My Darling,’ Nachtelijke Dwaling #9, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (With Susie Green)
‘The Open Sky,’ Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
‘Project Rotterdam’ Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
‘The Shift,’ South London Gallery, London, UK (Screening)
‘NADA & Art Cologne,’ Galerie Andriesse-Eyck, Cologne, Germany (Screening)
‘Shifting Spaces,’ W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘The Open Sky,’ Flat Time House, London, UK (Solo Exhibition)

2015

‘The German Library and Information Centre Pyongyang’
As part of A library project by Sara van der Heide
5th Guangzhou Triennial / 1st Asia Biennial, Guangzhou, CN (Performance)
‘Ways of Looking,’ Hanover Project, Preston, UK
‘Beatrix Kiddo,’ Global Committee, New York City, USA
‘Sfear Fan Ynset’ de 1e Triënnale van Beetsterzwaag – Kunsthuis SYB, The Netherlands
‘Resume,’ Galerie Andriesse-Eyck, Amsterdam, NL
‘Affection is the Best Protection,’ Final Performance – Land Art Live, Polderland Garden of Love and Fire, Almere, The Netherlands
‘When I give I give myself,’ Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Violently Speaking,’ MING Studios, Boise, USA (Screening)
‘Words are not signs, they are years,’ Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK (Solo Exhibition)
‘Violently Speaking,’ Galerie Andriesse-Eyck, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014

‘Affection is the Best Protection,’ Launch Disco – Land Art Live, Polderland Garden of Love and Fire, Almere, The Netherlands
‘Seeds Upon The Dance Floor,’ SIC Raum für Kunst, Luzern, Swizerland
‘Beating around the bush: Episode #3,’ Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
‘The House in the Sky : Artists Reflect on Concrete Utopias,’ Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
‘Prospects and Concepts,’ Mondriaan Fonds and Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands
‘Sacred Repositories,’ Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Screening)
‘The Salt and the Leaven,’ Rongwrong, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Platform Residencies: The Artist Proposes,’ Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

2013

‘Wholeheartedly,’ Detroit, Bristol, UK
‘Wholeheartedly,’ Educating Artists, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany
‘Performance as Publishing,’ Rowing, London, UK
‘Liste 18,’ Basel, Swizerland
‘Public Display of Affection,’ Rongwrong, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012

‘Pay Attention, Please,’ Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
‘Beyond Imagination,’ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Sounds of Protest,’ Arnolfini and Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
‘Dialogue is Normal,’ Herengracht 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2012,’ Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
‘Care’ – ARCO, The Dutch Pavilion, Madrid, Spain (Solo Commission)
‘De Stille Revolutie,’ Supermarket, Stockholm, Sweden

2011

‘Can we leave things as they are?,’ TAG, Den Haag, The Netherlands (Duo Show with Louwrien Wijers)
‘He Disappeared into complete silence’ – De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
‘Sowing and Weeding,’ COBRA Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
‘De Stille Revolutie,’ Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
‘The Rainbow,’ Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010

‘For the Birds,’ Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
‘Women and Children: What has made this building last?,’ ‘Temporary Stedelijk’ Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Solo Commission)
‘Morality Act IX, Let Us Compare Mythologies,’ Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
‘Offspring 2010,’ de Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘For the Birds,’ Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2009

‘When the lightness of Poetry’ Rotterdam. Week long public performance commissioned by Sculpture International Rotterdam. Curated by Germaine Kruip with artists Alfredo Jaar, David Lamelas, and Roman Ondak
‘9×14,’ (with Mathilde Rosier) Silberkuppe, Städliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
‘Terms and Conditions,’ curated by Dominc Eichler, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008

‘www.weymouthaapsalu.com’
‘From Across the Sea,’ Chelsea College of Art Degree Show, London, UK
‘Ainult pool Linnast’ (Only Half the Town) – Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

2007

‘The Baiji,’ Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
‘Flowers Around a Tree,’ Tallinn, Estonia

2006

‘Going on a Pilgrimage with the Estonian Orthodox Church,’ Meeksi to Saatse, Setumaa, Estonia

Collections

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Stichting CoCA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Private Collections, including The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Austria

Publications & Reviews

2016

‘The Open Sky,’ Artist Book, published by Flat Time House

2015

‘When I give I give myself,’ Exhibition Catalogue published by Van Gogh Museum
‘Art Review Online,’ Violently Speaking Review by Robert Jan Muller
‘Metropolis M’ – No 2, Conversation with Zhana Ivanova

2013

‘Performance as Publishing,’ Exhibition Catalogue, Rowing, London, UK

2012

‘Can We Leave Things As They Are?,’ Essay by Arnisa Zeqo (Galerie Paul Andriesse, Edition 500)
‘Beyond Imagination,’ Stedlijk Museum Catalogue
‘Rory Pilgrim,’ Groene Amsterdammer, by Rudi Fuchs
‘What does it mean to you?,’ Mr Motley Magazine, by Bernke Klein Zandvoort

2011

‘The Rainbow,’ Art in America, by David Ulrichs
‘The Rainbow,’ Flash Art
‘Waar politiek zich ongemerkt voltrekt,’ Tubelight, by Jesse van Winden

2010

‘For the Birds,’ Artist Newsletter, by Carole Baugh
‘Metropolis M,’ No 4, by Xander Karskens
‘Offspring,’ Text by Suzanne Wallinga, edited by Dominic van den Boogerd

Talks, Lectures & Workshops

2017

In Conversation, Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth, UK, 2017 (Talk)
‘Future Body Talk’, AIT, Tokyo, JP, 2017 (Talk)

2016

‘The Extraordinary Everyday’, ICA, London, UK, (Talk)
Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
Cure Master, Sandberg Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

2015

Transmission Lecture, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

2014

Haus An See, Luzern, Switzerland

2013

‘A Forward Leaning Conversation,’ Detroit, Bristol, UK
UNIVERS(E)ity, Zolder Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BA Fine Art Programme KABK, Den Haag, The Netherlands
De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012

Associate Artist, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
De Appel Gallerist Programme, The Netherlands
Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy, Firstsite, UK
PiST/// Istanbul, Turkey

2011

Impakt Festival Utrecht, The Netherlands
Masters for Artistic Research, The Hague, The Netherlands
Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Awards and Residencies

2017

Arts Initiative Tokyo supported by Mondriaan Fonds

2016

DanceWeb, Vienna

2015

FTHo Residency, Flat Time House, London, UK
Platform Residency, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation & The University of Sheffield

2014

Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal supported by Mondriaan Fonds
Haus am See, Luzern, Swizerland

2013

Stichting CoCA Award
Starters Stipendium Mondriaan Foundation