Pippy Houldsworth Gallery: Bill Woodrow selected for Folkestone Triennial 2017

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London.

Folkestone Triennial
2 September – 5 November 2017
More information here

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is pleased to announce that Bill Woodrow has been selected as one of the commissioned artists for this year’s Folkestone Triennial. Fellow artists include Michael Craig-Martin, Antony Gormley, Alex Hartley, Lubaina Himid, Amalia Pica and David Shrigley.

Climate change, and its effect on humans on the ‘front line’, has been a preoccupation of Bill Woodrow for many years. His towering sculpture The Ledge (2017), redolent of constructivist architecture, will reference fossil fuels and the melting of the ice that threatens the livelihood and hunting culture of the Inuit people.

Woodrow’s first solo exhibition was at the Whitechapel Gallery, London in 1972. In the early 1980s, he represented Britain at Biennales in Sydney (1982), Paris (1982, 1985) and São Paulo (1983). He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986 and was elected a Royal Academician in 2002.

Other selected solo exhibitions have included those at Modern Art Oxford (1983); ICA, Boston (1985); The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (1986); Tate, London (1988); Seattle Art Museum (1988); Chisenhale Gallery, London (1993); Camden Arts Centre (1995); Tate, London (1996); South London Gallery, London (2001) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2005).

Woodrow’s work is held in numerous public collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Tate, London; British Museum, London; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; British Council, London; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal and Kunsthaus Zürich, amongst many others.

Woodrow currently has a solo exhibition at MacKenzie Art Gallery, Canada which highlights one of his major cut-out works from the 1980s.

Woodrow will have a solo exhibition at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in September 2017, his first show in London since his major retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013.


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