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STUART CROFT
Stuart Croft’s films ask what happens when the linear themes of cinema are
made recurrent via the gallery space. Do universal subjects such as desire,
deception and temptation become more authentic through endlessness? For
Smoke on the Water, Croft will show a 2 minute film, Palace, of a couple having
sex in a cinema. It is looped, with no beginning, middle or end, leaving us
contemplating the relationship between desire and boredom within the artifice of
cinematic conventions.


Education

1997-98        MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
1993-94        BA Fine Art, Wimbledon School of Art, London [transfer]
1992             Erasmus Residency, National College of Art & Design, Dublin,
1990-92        BA Fine Art, Newcastle Polytechnic

Solo Exhibitions,

2011, Stuart Croft: Untitled New Film, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
2011, Stuart Croft: The Stag Without a Heart, Medea bb15, Linz, Austria
2011, Stuart Croft: The Trilogy of Night, MuKHA / Koraalberg / ZPH, Antwerp, Belgium
2010, Stuart Croft: The Death Waltz, Fred [London], London, UK
2010, Stuart Croft: Drive In, The Wasp Room, Nottingham, UK
2009, Stuart Croft: The Death Waltz, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta, Malta
2009, Stuart Croft: Drive In, REIS Projects, Antwerp, Belgium
2009, Stuart Croft: Drive In, Outpost Gallery, Norwich, UK
2008, Stuart Croft: Drive In / The Death Waltz, Fred [Leipzig], Leipzig, Germany
2008, Stuart Croft: Drive In, Fred [London], London, UK
2006, Stuart Croft: Century City, Fred [London], London, UK
2003, Stuart Croft: Hit, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK
2002, Stuart Croft: Rococo 55, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London, UK
1999, Stuart Croft: The Everlasting (Projection Series), Gasworks Gallery, London, UK
1997, Stuart Croft: Duomania, Unit, London, UK

Solo Projects and Survey Screenings

2009, The Wrong Road: Films by Stuart Croft        *, MuKHA_Media, Antwerp, Belgium
2008, The Man Who Died Twice: Films by Stuart Croft *        Galleria Civica di Modena,
Modena, Italy
2007, Seen: Films by Stuart Croft *, FACT, Liverpool, UK
2005, Video Box: The Loss Leader, White Box, New York, USA
2000, Stuart Croft: Loveless (VideoSpin Series), The Photographers’ Gallery, London,
UK

Awards / Commissions

2011, Bloomberg SPACE, COMMA Commission
2011, Royal College of Art, Research Development Fund
2010, Royal College of Art, Research Development Fund
2009, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Research Grant (Practice-Led
and Applied)
2007, Royal College of Art, Research Development Fund
2007, Royal College of Art, Research Development Fund
2006, Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts
2005, Royal College of Art, Research Development Fund
2005, Fred [London] Ltd, Production Commission
2005-09, Royal College of Art, Research Allocation Fund
2003, Rhodes + Mann Ltd, Production Commission
2003, Fringe Report Award, Best Film ('Rococo 55')
2002, London Arts, Artist’s Development Award
1997-98, British Academy / AHRB, Postgraduate Bursary
1996, London Arts Board, Individual Artist’s Award

Academic Positions

2009-present        Royal College of Art, London, 0.5 Tutor / Programmer – Moving
Image Studio (School of Fine Art)
2008, Royal College of Art, London, 0.2 Teaching Fellow in Moving Image
2004-09        Royal College of Art, London, 0.5 Tutor – Time Based Arts (School of
Fine Art)