Bureau is pleased to announce that Paul Needham has been selected to be the 2007 Artist in Residence. The residency offers a two-month opportunity for an artist to engage in a period of research and production, and aims to be of benefit at a critical stage in their career.
Paul Needham lives and works in Manchester, UK. He studied BA Art & Social Context at U.W.E, Bristol, and completed MA Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2002. He has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA. Needham's practice incorporates drawing, film, installation and sculpture. His previous works have engaged with the notion of repetition in contemporary culture, explored attitudes to work ethic, and ideas at play in aspects of minimalist sculpture.
Solo exhibitions include: But all remained unchanged, Space Banana, Birmingham, UK; The passed is not yet past and He who does not work shall not eat at Chapman Gallery, University of Salford, UK.
Recent group exhibitions include: repeatrepeat, Chester, UK; Two Halves RIT, New York, USA; The Chalmers Bequest, Hackney Museum, London, UK; Making Things Better, East05 (selected by Gustav Metzger), Norwich Gallery, UK; The Summer Salon, Hackney Museum, London, UK; Bishops Move, The Embassy, Edinburgh, UK; We go round and round in the night & are consumed by fire, Liverpool Biennial Independents, UK and touring to New York, USA; Thermo03, The Lowry, Salford, UK; Waiting Artranspennine03, Between Liverpool and Hull, UK; Blueprint Fakers & Citadel Makers, Manchester, UK; Hand-stand, Tmesis, Manchester, UK; Fight, Leytonstone Centre for Contemporary Art & Leyton Wall, London, UK; Reverb, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; Mind the Gap, Pratt Institute, New York, USA; Apocalypse Now & Next Week, Outline Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK; The Builders Arms, International 3, Manchester, UK; Inferno LMN, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Sanctuary Il, Colore del Verde, Udine, Italy; and Imagined Landscapes, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, UK.
His work has featured in Art Monthly, Art Review, Frieze and Flux Magazine and is in several collections including The Chalmers Bequest, Hackney Museum Collection, London, UK (an Arts Council funded, commissioning project authored by artist Elizabeth Price, including contributions from Terrence Besmirch, Penelope Curtis, Eddie Chambers, Chris Evans, Margarita Gluzberg, Gregor Muir and Paul Needham.)