Amikam Toren

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Born in 1945, Israel
1974-1976, Founding co-editor, Wallpaper
Lives and works in London, UK


Solo Exhibitions

Safe City, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK
Amikam Toren, NOGA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Amikam Toren, FL Gallery, Milan, Italy
Palpable: Works from 1973 – 2002
, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Blue Beard (Self Portrait in Time), Piper Keys, London, UK

The End of the World as We Know It, Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus

Amikam Toren,  Frieze New York, New York, NY
Neither a Teapot Nor a Painting, MOT International, Brüssels, Belgium

Carrots, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Of The Times and Other Historic Works, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Reproductions, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Moving in the Right Direction, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Amikam Toren – Carrots & Refreshments, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Carrots, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Narrative painting #1, A61, Köln, Germany
Ten Last Drawings, The Room, London, UK
Received Wisdom, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries Folkstone, Kent, UK
Plan B, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Amikam Toren, John Frankland, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK

Picnic, t1 +2artspace, London, UK
Clouds in Trousers, ARTLAB 29 at Imperial College, London,  UK

Golem, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Bluebeard, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK

Ramat-Gan Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Bluebeard, Minerva-Bar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France

Armchair Paintings 1989-1998, Minerva-Bar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Hand in Glove, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France

Three Takes, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Textes, Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
Galerie Carstens, Berlin, Germany
Harry Zellweger, Basel, Switzerland

Harry Zellweger, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Amikam Toren, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Amikam Toren, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

Amikam Toren, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK [exh. cat.]

Safety Regulation Painting No,6, Victoria Miro, London, UK
Rotterdam Kunststichtung, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Stacks, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Pidgin Paintings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat., Patricia Bickers, ill.]

Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Subverting…a temporary edition, Camerawork, London, UK

Actualities, Matt’s Gallery, London [exh. cat., David Coxhead, ill.]

Neither a tree nor a picture, Galeria Akumulatory, Poznan, Poland
Representations, Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK

Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK

Bluff and double bluff, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK
Mirroring, Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK
If painting then…, Riverside Studios, London, UK

The Commercial Show, Barry Barker Ltd., London, UK
Replacing, ICA, London, UK [exh. cat., Sarah Kent, ill.]

Simple Fractions, House Gallery, London, UK

Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Urban Landscape Exchange, GLAA, London, UK

Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK

Goldberg Gallery, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, UK

Maserik Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Group Exhibitions

A Simple Fraction, Doyers, New York, NY
Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Essex Road III, Tinytype Gallery, London, UK

, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Artists for Ikon, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Collaborators 4, Roaming Room Art Space, London, UK
Map of the New Art, Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
Multiplicities, Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus

Waywords of Seeing, Le Plateau Paris, France
Civilization, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Four Corners of the World, Hite Foundation, Seoul, South Korea
Formal Alchemy, curated by Jessica Silverman, FUSED, San Francisco, CA
Une exposition sans textes (An Exhibition Without texts), Organised by Jeu de Paume, at Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France

The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China
The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Common Ground, Biennale Architettura 2012, Venice, Italy
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Jerwood Space, London, UK
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
Summer Exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Homenagem, Museu do Acude, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One and One and One, Cafe Gallery, London, UK
Collaborators, Room, London, UK

Ill Fares The Land, Anthonny Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011, London, UK
Everyday, Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Smokefall, Tintype, London, UK
One Another, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Abstraction, NO:ID Gallery at The Room, London, UK

No New Thing Under the Sun, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Re-make/Re-mnodel, The National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
Inside Outsider Language, Waterside Project Space, London, UK
Face History, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
The Way We Do Art Now, Selected by Pavel Büchler, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Summer Exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Le chant de la carpe, Parc Saint Léger, Burgundy, France
Ecosfera, Artists’ Village Ein Hod, Tel Aviv, Israel
5 Sculptures, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
British Subjects 1948-2000, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, NY

The Archer and the Goat, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Kate Atkin and Amikam Toren, Squid & Tabernacle, London, UK
Intimacy, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia
Marc Camille Chaimowicz, de Appel, Amsterdam, traveling to PMMK in Oostende, Belgium
At Home, Voewood Projects, High Kelling, Norfolk, UK
Building, Dwelling, Thinking, Group show curated by John Slyce, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK

Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Still life, still, T 1+2 Gallery, London, UK
Avatar of Sacred Discontent, T 1+2 Gallery, London, UK
In the End was the Word, Matthew Bown Gallery, London, UK
Chisenhale Biennale, London, UK

The Signing, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK (curator)
House in Motion, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK
Celeste Art Prize, Truman Brewery, London, UK
If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial showroom history, The Showroom, London, UK
Kapital, Kent Gallery, New York, NY

Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries Folkestone, Kent, UK
Whatever Happened to Social Democracy, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden

The Solar Anus, Henry Peacock Gallery, London, UK
Bone Quake, 16 Upper Wimpole St, London, UK
Painting, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

ChockerFuckingBlocked, Jeffrey Charles, London, UK

Face Off: portrait oft he artist, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge [exh. cat.] and touring to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
Fluent – paintings and words, Centenary Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts
Reality Revisited, Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, UK
Reflections, gf2, London, UK [exh, cat., ill.]
The Green Room, Percy Miller Gallery, London, UK (curated by Simon Moretti)
A B See D, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Live in Your Head, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Men at Home, Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Makeshift, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK [exh. cat., ill.]

Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Amikam Toren/Ian Breakwell, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Live in Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain, 1965-75, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat., ill.]
British Art Show 5, Edinburgh, UK and tour [exh. cat., ill.]

Artfocus, Jerusalem Biennale, Jerusalem, Israel
British Artists, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Porcupines/Arthinking 1999, 291 Gallery, London, UK
John Moores Exhibition 21, Liverpool, UK (Prize winner)
Furniture I, Richard Salmon, Studio 4, London, UK

Aalst paper biennale, Aalst, Belgium
4 Schilders-4x solo-4 peintres, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
Context, Jewish Arabic Cultural Centre, Haifa, Israel [exh. cat.]
A-Z (curator: Matthew Higgs), The Approach, London, UK
Craft, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK [exh. cat.]

619 KBB 75, mobile, Paris, France and touring
Humanism 2020, Ein-Hod Sculpture Biennale, Ein-Hod, Israel
Irredeemable Skeletons, Shilam + Smith 3, London, UK
L’empreinte, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
The pleasure of aesthetic life, The Showroom, London, UK (curator)

Pretext: Heteronyms, Clink Street Studios, London, UK
Cubitt Gallery (with Gavin Brown, Jemina Stehli, Paul Noble), London, UK

London Landescapes, Associazone Culturale Velan, Torino, Italy
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Original Paintings, Institut Francais, London, UK

Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat., ill. text by Robin Gibson]
Spit in the Ocean, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Second Tyne International, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK [exh. cat., ill.]
Moving into View, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK and touring [exh. cat.]

And What Do You Represent?, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
With Attitude, Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels, Belgium
15/1, Melania Basarab, London, UK
Surface Values, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

Kunstlandschaft Europa, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany

Counterpoint, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 16, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (prize winner)
The Tree of Life, touring to Manchester, Penzance, Exeter, London, Sheffield, Bradford, Durhan, Eastbourne, Peterborough, Edinburgh, Ayr, Lincoln and Coventry, UK [exh. cat., ill.]
Anthonny Reynolds Gallery (Dering Street), London, UK
Evidence, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Fragments of False Houses, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London, UK

Instalment – 5 British Artists, Plan K, Brussels, Belgium [exh. cat., ill.]
On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 15, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK [exh. cat., ill. no 4]

No Place Like Home, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
Furniture Sculpture, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

Masterpieces of the Avantgarde: Three Decades of Contemporary Art – The Seventies, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK
New Art I, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Problems of Picturing, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat., Sarah Kent, ill.]
Aperto, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Photo(graphic) vision, Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK

Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK
Un nuovo classicismo, Premio Lubiam, Padua, Italy

Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK
The Garden of Knowledge, The Critics Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

London Calling, Acme Gallery, London and to Peterloo Gallery, Manchester, UK
Sound, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

On Site, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

Garage Art Ltd., London, UK

Off the top of their heads, Artists’ Meeting Place, London, UK

Sculpture and sculptors drawings, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK

London Art Spectrum, Alexandra Palace, London, UK

Paris Biennale, Paris, France


Selected Bibliography

Karl, Brian. “The Armory Show: Thematic Diversity”. Aesthetica Magazine

Bickers, Patricia. “Re-Toren”. Art Monthly.

Key, Joan .“Empiric of Picturesque?“. Turps Banana.
Baker, Kenneth. “Amikam Toren Finally Able to Live by His Art”. San Francisco Chronicle, December. 

Suchin, Peter. “Moving in the Right Direction”. Art Monthly, May.

Bayliss, Simon. “Frieze Art Fair 2011: Critics Choice”. The Painting Imperative, December.

Herbert, Martin. “No New Thing Under The Sun”. Time Out, December.
Bell, Kirsty. “The Way We Do Art Now”. Frieze, Issue 132, August.
Latronico, Vincenzo. “Un fine settimana di bontá”. Domus, May.

—. “Exclusive interview with Jean-Conrad and Isabelle-Lemaitre”., April 25, 2008.
—. “Amikam Toren”., issue 239, April.
Coomer, Martin. “Exhibition oft he week; Amikam Toren”. Time Out, April 3-9, 2008 (ill.)

Suchin, Peter. “Amikam Toren”. Art Monthly, June, No. 297 (ill.)
Kent, Sarah. “Amikam Toren”. Time Out May 10-17, 2006 (ill.)
Critics’ Choice. “Amikam Toren”. Time Out, May 10-17, 2006.
—. “Art Amikam Toren”. Kultureflash, May 2-9, 2006.

Geldard, Rebecca. “Amikam Toren, John Frankland”. Time Out, July 27 – August 3, 2005.
Dyer, Richard. “Ceci n’est pas un tableau – The Work of Amikam Toren”. Third Text, Volume 19, Issue 2, March.

Coomer, Martin. “Amikam Toren at Artlab”. Time Out, February 11-18, 2004.

Dyer, Richard. “Amikam Toren Ceci n’est pas un tableau”. Contemporary, No. 50 (ill.)
Slyce, John. Art Monthly, March (ill.)
O’Reilly, Sally. Time Out, February 19-26, 2003.

Geldard, Rebecca. Time Out, July 10-17, 2002 (.ill)
Sumpter, Helen. “Close Shave”. Evening Standard Hot Tickets, June 28 – July 4.

Wilsher, Mark. “The Green Room”. Art Montly, March.
Dorment, Richard. “Idealists with Big Ideas”. Daily Telegraph, February.

Panting, Lisa. “Furniture I and II”. Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23, p.57 (ill.)

Currah, Mark. Time Out, December 16-30, 1998 (ill.)

Higgs, Matthew. “Amikam Toren”.  Art Monthly, February (cover, ill.)

Kent, Sarah. “Amikam Toren”. Time Out, December 4-11, 1996 (ill.)
Currah, Mark. “The Pleasure of Aesthetic Life”. Time Out, November 13-20, 1996.
—. “Interviews-Artists, Recordings from Cv/Visual Arts Research Archive 1988-96”. Cv Publications.

Guha, Tania. “Ye Old Worke”. Time Out, September 27 –October 4, 1995.

Hubbard, Sue. Time Out, March 2-9, 1994.
Papa e Paola Paccato, Domenico. “Mostre di gruppo”. Tema Celeste, Autumn.
Mistrangelo, Angelo. “L’avanguardia nelle gabbie vuote”. La Stampa, July 14, 1994.
Berg, Stephen. “Das Leven Der Bilder Und Der Tod Der Dinge”. Artis, August.
Curto, Guido. “Landscape”. Flash Art, November.
—. “Pittori Inglesi in Fuga da Soho”. Torino Magazine, Winter Issue.

Vogele, Christoph. Das Kunst-Bulletin, No. 12.
Sinclair, Ross. “II Tyne International”. Art Monthly, September.
Wilson, Andrew. Art Monthly, February, (ill.)

Dyer, Richard. “And What Do You Represent?”. Galleries, December.
Lorent, Claude. “Quand L’Attitude Devient Art”. Art & Culture, November.
Wilson, Andrew. “London Summer Round-Up”. Art Monthly, September.
Agassi, Maire. Studio, (in Hebrew), January.

Gebhardt, Sabine. Basler Zeitung, November 30, 1991.
Corris, Michael. Artforum, Summer.
Livingstone, Marco. “Theritage du pop art anglais”. Art Press 160, July/August.
Wilson, Andrew. Forum International, No.8, May.
Renton, Andrew. Flash Art, May/June, No. 158.
Juncosa, Enrique. Lapiz, March.
Bickers, Patricia. Art Monthly, April.
Kent, Sarah. “Surface Tension”. Time Out, March 13-20, 1991.

Grimley, Terry. “Games painters play”. Birmingham Post, December 14, 1990.
Clark, Robert. “Amikam Toren”. The Guardian, December 27, 1990.
Hilton, Tim. Critic’s Choice, The Guardian, December 5, 1990.
—. CV Journal of the Arts. “Amikam Toren: Actualities”. Interview, December.
Norman, Geraldine. “Contemporary Art Market”. The Independent, November 26, 1990.
Kent, Sarah. “Counterpoint”. Time Out, December 12-19, 1990.

Watkins, Jonathan. Art International, Autumn, No.8.
Archer, Michael. “Non-Destructive Testing”. Artscribe International, September/October.
Shone, Richard. Exhibition Reviews, Burlington Magazine, May.
Kent, Sarah. “Amikam Toren”. Time Out, March 15-22, 1989.

Fullenbach, Margit and Thomas Frangenberg. “Amikam Toren, Fenster und Turen”. Apex, no.2.
Flessig, Peter. “Artists for Architecture”. Building Design, March 18. 1988.
Allthorpe-Guyton, Marjorie. “Amikam Toren”. Flash Art, January – February, no.138
Joyce, Conor. “Amikam Toren”. Artscribe, January – February, no. 67 (ill.)

Kent, Sarah. “Amikam Toren”. Time Out, October 28 – November 4, 1987.
Archer, Michael. “Amikam Toren”. Art Monthly, October (ill.)

Bergob, Christiane. “Report from London”. Kunstforum (ill.)
“New Art: Anthony Reynolds Gallery”. City Limits, August 28 – September 4, 1986.
Kent, Sarah. “Works on Paper”. Time Out, March 6-12, 1986.
Archer, Michael. Artscribe, December – January (ill.)
Dimitrijevic, Nena. Flash Art, December – January (ill.)

Allthorpe-Guyton, Marjorie. “New Art I and II at Anthony Reynolds”. Artscribe, December – January, no.55.
Newman, Michael. Art Monthly, November, no. 91 (ill.)
Kent, Sarah. “Private Pursuits”. Time Out, October 31 –November 6 (ill.)

Baker, Kenneth. “Amikam Toren: Matt’s Gallery”. Artforum, September.
Taylor, John Russell. “Appearanaces of radiant relief”. The Times, August 4. 1984.

Miller, Sandra. “Amikam Toren: Galerie Lewis Johnstone”. Art Press, September.
Archer, Michael. Art Monthly, September (ill.)

Elwes, Catherine. Art Monthly, November (ill.)

Kent, Sarah. “When is a Chair?”. Time Out, 20 February.
Januszczak, Waldemar. “Amikam Toren: Riverside”. The Guardian, February 26, 1981.



Amikam Toren, preface Elisabeth A. Macgregor, texts by Christoph Blase, Michael
Archer, Conor Joyce and Desa Philippi, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Amikam Toren, Pidgin Paintings, text by Patricia Bickers, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Amikam Toren, Actualities, text by David Coxhead, Matt’s Gallery, London

Replacing, Amikam Toren, text by Sarah Kent, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Amikam Toren, Serpentine Gallery, London (cat.)



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