NEIL ZAKIEWICZ
Neil Zakiewicz carves foam and wood, hacking the shapes of oversized
hands, animals and superheroes. These are monuments for a generation
which no longer believes in monumental gestures. His recent sculpture
“Pencil Holder” (2005) featured a giant Socialist Realist-style raised fist
clutching a set of five brightly coloured pencils. Formerly a member of the
curatorial group Unit, he completed an MFA at Goldsmiths in 2003 and has
exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including a solo exhibition in January
at Bearspace.

EDUCATION

MA: Fine Art (Part-Time)
Goldsmiths University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Oct 01 – September 03

BA: Fine Art
University of Wales Institute, Howard Gardens, Cardiff CF2 1SP
Sept 91 – August 94

Art Foundation
Camberwell College of Art, Peckham Road, London SE5
Sept 90 – July 91
EXHIBITIONS

Solo exhibitions:

Forthcoming: 2007
Liquidacion Total, Madrid, Spain April

2006
beauty and the Beast, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK
Monumental, Bearspace, 154 Deptford High Street, London, UK January

1997
Blind Data, Unit, Peary Place, London E2, UK December

Selected group exhibitions:

2006
Forthcoming: Colony, 85 Spencer Street, Birmingham UK October
Forthcoming: Beauty and Beast, Fieldgate Gallery, London UK September
Eau Savage, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Avenue des Acacias 7, Lausanne Switzerland March
Spain in Pain, Liquidacion Total, Madrid, Spain February

2005
Yabadabadoo! ‘Trailer’ at Cell, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London UK October
Playthings, Draíocht, Dublin, Eire June (and touring to Crafts Gallery Kilkenny, South Tipperary County Museum)
(Curated by Caroline McCarthy)
Bloc, County Hall Gallery, London UK March
Post Notes, ICA, London UK March (Curated by Adam Carr)
Vanity to XXX, Samsung Institute for Art and Design, Seoul, S. Korea March
Hard Labour, Cell, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London UK February

2004
Zoo Art Fair, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London Zoo, London UK October
Bonequake, 16 Upper Wimpole Street, London UK October
Trekkur / Draught, Klink & Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland August
Cinderella, ‘Trailer’ at Tower Bridge Business Centre, London, July
Flea Market, Temporary Contemporary, London UK April
Platform for Art website and poster at Piccadilly Circus tube station, London UK February

2003
Bag Lady, Cell, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London UK December
Godzilla, ‘Trailer’ at 2-10 Hertford Road, London UK October
Space Open, The Triangle, London UK October (Selected by Fiona Boundy, Kate MacGarry and Gavin Turk)
Goldsmiths MA Fine Art exhibition, London UK, July
18 Percent, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London UK, June
La La Landscape, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, April  (Curated by Per Hüttner)
Picture Room, Gasworks Gallery, London UK February  (Curated by Goshka Macuga)

2002
Bottles Off The Wall, The Montpelier pub, London UK, July  (Curated by Susan Taylor)
Plinth, The Trade Apartment, London UK, July

2001
What’s Wrong?, The Trade Apartment, London UK, September  (Curated by Dave Beech)
We’re Not Really Here, Project, Dublin, Rep. Of Ireland, September  (Curated by Graham Parker)
Desert Rose, 19 Victoria House, London UK March  (Curated by Reza Aramesh)
Pixel, The Chapman Gallery, Salford University, Salford UK March  (Curated by Graham Parker)
Insider Trading, The Mandeville Hotel, London UK January  (Curated by Lisa Prior)

2000
Include Me Out, 48 Provost Street, London UK, July  (Curated by John Chilver and Kirstin Kartscher)

Selected group exhibitions (cont.):

1999
DIN, ProjectSpace 4x4, Keizersgracht 280, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December  (Curated by ProjectSpace 4x4)
Zauberhaft, Waldschlösschen, Am Brauhaus 5, Dresden, Germany, October

1998
Bermuda Triangle 2, Konstakuten, Nackagaten 11, Stockholm, Sweden, Sept
One Night Pub, Unit, Studio 14, 44 Copperfield Road, London E3, UK, 15 May

1997
No Particular Place To Go, Unit, Peary Place, London E2, UK, March 97


CURATED PROJECTS

Bonequake, 16 Upper Wimpole Street, London 04
Plinth, The Trade Apartment, London 02
Zauberhaft, with Unit, Elly Brose-Eiermann and Markus Draper, Waldschlösschen, Am Brauhaus 5, Dresden, Germany
99
John Latham, SaliGia Gallery with Unit, London 98
Post-Neo Amateurism, Chisenhale Gallery with Unit, London 98


COLLECTIONS

Eduardo Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
Eleanor Easton, Lausanne, Switzerland


REVIEWS / PUBLICATIONS

Lee Triming, Monumental review, Flash Art International, Mar 06
David Barrett, Monumental review, Art Monthly (No 293), Feb 06
Flux Magazine (issue 52), Monumental review, Feb 06
Zoo Art Fair catalogue, October 05
Bloc: exhibition DVD catalogue 05
Sung, Ha-young: Vanity to XXX, Misul-segae, April 05
Cedar Lewishon: Letter from Reykjavik, NY Arts, Nov / Dec Issue 04 (http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/articles.php?
aid=748)
Goldsmiths MA catalogue 03
Insider Trading: exhibition CD catalogue 01


LECTURING

Lincoln College of Art & Design (Fine Art) 02
Sunderland University (Fine Art) 05
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