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MUSEO MAAM ROMA

December 2013 Museo Maam is the brainchild of curator GIORGIO DE FINIS who has successfully transformed an abandoned salami factory into a contemporary art museum. In parallel, the space is inhabited by 150 immigrant families who regard it as their home. I have installed the first piece of my project 'CALLING FROM AN INFINITE SPHERE'. This piece 'REFUGE' aliterates to the immigrant families disconnected from their homeland.


PERTAINING TO THINGS NATURAL: CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN: July-Oct 2012

This major outdoor sculpture exhibition presents monumental sculptural works, ephemeral land art projects and delicate interventions by over twenty leading artists. Curated by David Worthington. I have presented a new sculpture GOLDEN CAGE using 12 volcanic rocks from the active volcanic crater on Stromboli, which have been wound and suspended with gold thread. See the CNN REVIEW


THE OPEN WEST: GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL March 2012

The Open West is an annually selected exhibition curated by Lynn Coleman and Sarah Goodwin. This year 90 works by 55 international artists were cleverly exhibited throughout all areas of Gloucester Cathedral. I received one of the three awards from the University of Gloucester for my piece SACRED SPACE ILLUMINATED BY THE PERFECT INSECT


ELEVENTH PLATEAU: HYDRA GREECE: July - Oct 2011

The wonderful ELEVENTH PLATEAU project examines a meticulous kind of compositional practice in which the 'machinery' of nature and the 'machinery' of art become one in eleven different 'sites-terrains' on the Greek island of Hydra. It is a collaboration of architects, environmentalists, archaeologists, artists and community involvement, an interdisciplinary practice and discourse on the subject of eco-aesthetics, ecosystems, landscape reconstruction and its meaning for traditional cultural heritage. I shall be presenting the dual screen version of IDDU

Hydra is a vehicle-free oasis which has achieved the preservation of its distinct historical and architectural landscape through community involvement, warding off the hungry investors who want to alter the traditional landscape and lifestyle the like of which is so threatened all over the world.

Curation and Concept: Sozita Goudouna Supported by the British Council and the Ministry of Culture 'Culture and Environment Programme 2011'.

Participating artists: Kate MccGwire | Danae Stratou | Mat Chivers | James P Graham | Augusta Ogilvy | Martin Sexton | Mischa Twitchin | Vladimiros Levidis | Evaggelos Kaimakis | Kom.Post Collective| MediaElectronique | Eleanna Martinou | George-Icaros Babasakis | Filipos Tsitsopoulos | Yiannis Christakos | Dimitris Makris | Vital Space Projects | Fixatif Works | EDW | Room For Thought | Space Syntax


THE COB GALLERY 18th - 28th February 2011

This is a new gallery space opening at 205 Royal College St, Camden, NW1 0SG tipped by the OBSERVER magazine to become one of the most exciting and innovative art venues in the city. Their inaugural show is entitled 'Unnatural Nature' and I shall be presenting the dual screen version of IDDU entitled "Iddu - study in 60 degrees", exhibited last summer at Compton Verney (see article below). There will also be a special edition of prints from the work, available for purchase.


KINETICA ART FAIR 2011

In the special KINETICA ART FAIR feature exhibition curated by Dianne Harris I exhibited THE GOLDEN BRAIN - RETRACING ARIADNEat the P3 space Marylebone Rd London. The show was packed out for all the 4 days.


SOLUS LOCUS BENAKI MUSEUM ATHENS opening September 22 2010

I will be showing a new work entitled THE GOLDEN BRAIN - RETRACING ARIADNE Curated by Sozita Goudouna


VOLCANO: COMPTON VERNEY July 24 - 31 Oct 2010

A 2 screen version of IDDU entitled "Iddu - study in 60 degrees" is to be exhibited in a special installation within the VOLCANO SHOW AT COMPTON VERNEY, Warwickshire, UK opening 24th July. This is the first exhibition to celebrate the extraordinary artistic outpourings that volcanic eruptions have triggered over the past five centuries and will include works by J M W Turner, Jacques Volaire, Joseph Wright of Derby, Hiroshige, Pierre Fabris, & Andy Warhol, as well as more recent living artists such as Michael Sandle, David Clarkson, Ilana Halperin & James P Graham. Curated by James Hamilton


BUSAN BIENNIAL SOUTH KOREA: Sept - Dec 2010

JPG has been selected to show two works at the forthcoming BUSAN BIENNIAL opening September 11th 2010 in South Korea. IDDU will be shown along with a new 6.5 metre SUSPENDED ANIMATION sculpture.


THE SEARCH FOR EMPEDOCLES: 8th - 12th Dec 2009

THE SEARCH FOR EMPEDOCLES is the title of the first solo show by JPG which was held at Islington Metalworks, 7 Torrens St, Islington, EC1V 1NQ from 8th December until 13th December 2009. Exhibited around this reknown recycling plant was film installation, sculpture, photography and single screen work. Iddu was displayed in a dodecahedral space 6 metre diameter, first time in the UK. The reaction to the work can be seen through the WINKBALL video walls, interviews courtesy of Rachel Lewis.


SPACE NOW: Jun - Sept 2008

This opens 12th June 2008 at the Triangle, 129-131 Mare St, E8 & I will be showing a new sculpture entitled 'Suspended Animation' made from 33 found stones.


IDDU IN ZAGREB CROATIA

Iddu will open at the circular art institute HDLU , Zagreb, Croatia Summer 2008, exact dates to be confirmed. The installation has been sponsored by the Croatian culture Ministry.


6th March 2008

Trip to Southern India - I am scheduled to travel to Nilgiris, South India to work on an art project with Earth Trust. This is the community set up by Vanya Orr designed to heal both body, spirit and land, through a mixture of organic farming, ayurvedic and spiritual healing techniques


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