James Lewis




(b.1986, South London, UK) 
Lives and works in Vienna

James Lewis has been exhibited internationally, including at Mostyn, Wales (2022); Kunstverein Salzburg, Austria (2022); Fondazione Imago Mundi, Treviso, Italy (2022); Capc Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2021) and his work is part of the collections of Wiener Städtische, Vienna, Austria; MARe (Museum of Recent Art), Bucharest, Romania; Collection Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Brussels, Belgium.

He completed his studies within the Fine Art Department at the Royal College of Art in London (2010 - 2012) and has taught at The University of Applied Arts, Vienna; The Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Leeds University, UK; Norwich School of Art, UK; Kingston University, UK; Paris College of Art, Paris, France; and is currently a Lecturer in Fine Art at AVU, Prague, Czech Republic and an Associate Mentor at Conditions, an artist studio complex in his hometown Croydon, UK.

EDUCATION

2010 – 2012 Royal College of Art, London, UK 
2005 – 2008 Kingston University, Surrey, UK

COLLECTIONS

MARe (Museum of Recent Art), Bucharest, RO
Wiener Städtische, Vienna, AT
Collection Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Brussels, BE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming:

Tenants (working title), Nir Altman, Munich, DE

2023
*Frieze London, Focus Section, Booth H20 w/ Nir Altman, Munich, DE

2022
Ruderal, Nir Altman Gallery, Munich, DE

2021 
Injury, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, AT

2019 
Sagas, Futur Zwei, Vienna, AT

2018 
*Vienna Contemporary, Booth F16 w/ Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, AT

2017
*Not Fair, Warsaw w/ Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, AT

2016 
Mouse Cleaning, Futura: Karlin Studios, Prague, CZ 
Before the hyle, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, AT 
The problem I can no longer read, Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, FR

2015
Leave me alone shadow, LaTrap, Paris, FR

2014 
At the limit of primal repression, After Hours, Sevres, FR

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2022
Temporary Atlas curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Mostyn, Wales, UK
Man’s Traces in Nature, Galeria Wschód, Warsaw, PL
Cafe Heaven curated by Pina Vienna, Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT
Staying With The Trouble curated by Marianne Dobner, Carbon 12, UAE
Temporary Atlas curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Gallerie Delle Prigioni, Fondazione Benetton, Treviso, IT

2021
For some bags under the eyes curated by Romain Sarrot, sans titre (2016), Paris, FR
Le Club du Poisson-Lune (The Moonfish Club) curated by Cedric Fauq, Capc Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, FR
*Duo presentation with Nancy Haynes, Art-o-rama, w/ Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, AT

2019 
flowers of sulphur, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, AT
Swamp Horses, Spirit Vessel, Espinavessa, ES 
IDEAL TYPES (Chapter 2) curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Elsa Barbieri, Marignana Arte, Venice, IT 
non-binary, KS Room, Feldbach, AT

2018 
Schmalz, Guimarães, Vienna, AT 
SM, A collaborative exhibition organised by Margaux Barthélemy and Sans titre (2016), Marseille, FR
Carved and Shaped by Proximity, Pina, Vienna, AT 

2017 
Identify your limitations, acknowledge your periphery, Vitrine Gallery, Basel, CH 
*Art Vilnius curated by Juste Jonutyte, Litexpo, Vilnius, LTU
Can‘t you hear my voices? w/ Jenine Marsh, Rupert, Vilnius, LTU 

2016 
not really really, Collection Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Brussels, BE 

2015 
Future Days, Le Doc, Paris, FR 
DOC, Le Doc, Paris, FR 
Tomorrow Today, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, AT 
Collecting Artist, Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, FR 
*Là où sont mes pieds je suis à ma place curated by Shanaynay, Paramount Ranch, California, USA 

2014 
Hell, Le Chiquito, Paris, FR 
Macao default stroke, Futur II, Sevres, FR 
59e Salon de Montrouge, Le Beffroi, Montrouge, FR 
Push and Paint, Touch and Display curated by Alys Williams and Vlada Tcharyeva, Vitrine Gallery, London, UK 

2013 
Everything is Material, Le Point Perché, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR 
*More or less poems curated by Gallien Dejean, art berlin contemporary, Berlin, DE 
La victoire ou la mort, Galerie Crous, Paris, FR 
Pumphouse Open curated by Hannah Conroy, Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK 
mass. en masse. mass medium curated by Alys Williams, CGP London, London, UK 
Mostyn Open 18, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, UK. Selected by Ryan Gander, Alfredo Cramerotti and Adam Carr

*Presentations at Art Fairs

CURATED PROJECTS

2020
As time went on, a rumour started, Gianni Manhattan , Vienna, AT

2013 
Everything is Material, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR 

2009 
Panda Malin Head, Auto Italia South East Gallery, London, UK 

2007 
Then + Then, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK 

RESIDENCIES

Rupert, Vilnius, LTU 
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR 

EMPLOYMENT

Lecturer Fine Art
AVU, Prague, Czech Republic
(October 2022 - ongoing)

Associate Mentor
Conditions Artist Studios, London, England
(January 2020 - ongoing)

Visiting Lecturer
Fine Art Department
Norwich School of Art, Norwich, England 
(May 2022)

Visiting Tutor
Fine Art Department
UMPRUM, Prague, Czech Republic
(December 2020)

Freelance Technician
Kiki Kogelnik Foundation, Vienna, Austria
(June 2018 - April 2019)

Visiting Tutor
Ortsbezogene Kunst Department
Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria 
(January 2018 - August 2018) 

Visiting Lecturer
Ortsbezogene Kunst Department
Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
(March 2018 - August 2018) 

Visiting Tutor of Fine Art
Photography Department
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria 
(February 2017 - July 2017)

Professor of Sculpture
Fine Art Department, Paris College of Art, Paris, France 
(September 2013 – June 2016)

Printmaking Technician
Fine Art Department, Paris College of Art, Paris, France 
(September 2013 – June 2015)

Project Co-ordinator and Visiting Tutor 
Across all departments at Paris College of Art (Critical Theory, Design Management, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography)
Paris College of Art, Paris, France (January 2013 – June 2013)

Visiting Tutor of Fine Art
Foundation Department 
Kingston University, London, England (December 2012)

Visiting Tutor – Fine Art Department
University of Leeds, Leeds, England (April 2011)

Visiting Tutor – Fine Art Department
Paris College of Art, Paris, France (May 2013)

Drawing Instructor - Fine Art Course
Foundation Department, Kingston University, London, England 
(July – August 2012)

Visiting Lecturer
Fine Art Course - Foundation Department
Kingston University, London, England (June – July 2011)

Visiting Lecturer
Fine Art Department 
University of Leeds, Leeds England (June – July 2011)

Visiting Lecturer
Fine Art Department
Norwich School of Art, Norwich, England (June – July 2011)

Visiting Lecturer
Fine Art Department - Summer School
Parsons School of Art and Design, Paris, France 
(June – July 2011)



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