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Nicolas Deshayes

Born 1983, France.


Education :

Royal College of Art, MA Sculpture 2007-2009
Chelsea College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art 2002-2005
Chelsea College of Art and Design, Foundation Studies in Art and Design 2001-2002


Solo and two person exhibitions :

Vanille, Nicolas Deshayes and George Henry Longly, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, 2012
Precursor, E:vent Gallery, curated by Shama Khanna, London, 2011
A Killer Whale Breaching in Soft Focus, (with Ed Atkins), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 2010
Cultural Wood, Concrete at Hayward Gallery, curated by Tom Morton, London, 2010
Stiff Peaks, the two Jonnys, London, 2010
Neo, RUN Gallery, London, 2007
The Travels, Galleria 42 Contemporaneo, Modena, Italy, 2007
Specimens, Galleria 42 Contemporaneo, Modena, Italy, 2006
Noble’s Island, MOOT, Nottingham, 2005


Selected group exhibitions :


Rain, curated by Nicolas Deshayes, Cell Project Space, London
GLAZE, curated by George Henry Longly, Bischoff/Weiss, London
The Shape We're In, Zabludowicz Collection, London
Keep Floors and Passages Clear, White Columns, New York


2010.12, MOT International, London
Radio IPS, (with The Island), International Project Space, Birmingham
Keep Floors and Passages Clear, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham
Re: Public, Towards an Art For the Public Realm, Chelsea Future Space
Decadence and Drama, Mol's Place, London
A Stranger's Window, curated by Moot, Nottingham Castle and Museum
Bolton Street, curated by Lucy Chadwick, London


Indoor Life, curated by Tom Godfrey, Walden Affairs, Den Haag, (NL)
Zoo 2009, Moot
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse, Manchester and A Foundation, London
Time is A Sausage, DomoBaal, London
New Model Army presents, Once In a Lifetime, Peckham Multiplex car park, London


Great Bufoon, Deladeus, London, 2008
Zoo Art Fair, Moot, 2007
Artists' Choice, Mogadishni CPH, Copenhagen, 2006
Year_06 Art projects, Moot, Mary Ward House, London, 2006
From There, Bloomberg SPACE, London, 2006
The Shaman Project, Salamanca and Bilbao, Spain, 2006
YOU, 42 Contemporaneo, Modena, Italy, 2005
Rundgang, Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, 2004
Xibit 03’, The London Institute Gallery, Davies Street, 2003
Showcase II, The London Institute Gallery, Millbank, 2002
Supermarketed, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2001


Bibliography :

Art Monthly, No 349, September 2011, "Rain", Chris Fite-Wassilak
Art Review, issue 52, September 2011, "Rain", Oliver Basciano
Art Review, issue 52, September 2011, "Glaze", Laura McLean-Ferris
MAP magazine, issue 25, summer 2011, "Nicolas Deshayes", Oliver Basicano
The Guardian, "Artist of The Week 133: Nicolas Deshayes", Skye Sherwin, 8th April 2011 (link)
TANK Magazine, issue 51, July 2010, "Cafe Culture: Nicolas Deshayes", Dean Kissick
Art Monthly, issue 333, February 2010, "New Contemporaries", Martin Herbert
The Guardian, “Exhibitionist: Bloomberg New Contemporaries”, 20th November 2009, Skye Sherwin
Ten Magazine, issue 18, Summer 2009, “Ten people you should meet”, Richard Gray
Art Monthly, issue 298, July 2006, “From There”, David Barrett
The Big Issue, July 2006 “French Fog”, Martin Coomer
[a-n] magazine, January 2006, “Nicolas Deshayes”, Rebecca Hunter
Leftlion, Nottingham, issue number 7, October 2005 “A Moot Point”, Amanda Young,


all works © Nicolas Deshayes