Simon Davenport presents new works in film and concrete - and launches ‘MG IS IDIOT’ (a 200 page hardback photo book a journey around Folkestone and other northern european costal towns, told through the lense of a smartphone camera). The works will occupy both the Casement arts window and the Brewery Tap project Space.
Davenport is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker who has lived and worked in Folkestone for most of his life.
He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and has garnered credit and reviews in Frieze Magazine, Art Monthly, Vice Magazine, The Independent, Art Review, Modern Painters, FLASH Art. In 2012 he was nominated for the Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella award.
Recent solo and duo projects include; Pale Havoc at Henry Van De Velde’s Maison Gregoire in Brussels (2017); Tinitus Ditritus at Second Room in Gent (2016); New Pabulum at Kunstraum in London (2016); Noumenal Menagerie at Trampoline in Antwerp (2015); Lorum Ipsum at Project Number in London (2013); A Skvada, Contemporary Art Society Centenary at Norwich Castle Museum (Curated by Alex Sainsbury 2011)
Recent group projects and publications include; Imago Mundi, United Colours of Benetton anthology of British Artists (2018); Imaginary Concerts for Peter Coffin, Printed Matter, NYC (2017); Computers and Field Systems at Walks News, Berlin (For Lawrence Leaman 2016); Acid Rain at Island, Brussels (2014); Young British Art, DIENSTGEBÄUDE, Zurich & Limoncello, London (curated by Ryan Gander 2011); Outrageous Fortune, Focal Point Gallery & Hayward Gallery Touring, (curated by Andrew Hunt 2011); Tatton Park Biennial, Cheshire (2010); Synesthesia, Art Laboratory, Berlin (2013); Steel Sculpture, Ironbridge Sculpture Park, Telford (2011); Magnum Opus, N/V Projects, London (2013); THERE IS NOT NEVER HAS BEEN ANYTHING TO UNDERSTAND, ASC Gallery, London (2012)