Amikam Toren

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Safe City, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK
Amikam Toren, NOGA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2017
Amikam Toren, FL Gallery, Milan, Italy
Palpable: Works from 1973 – 2002
, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2016
Blue Beard (Self Portrait in Time), Piper Keys, London, UK

2015
The End of the World as We Know It, Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus

2014
Amikam Toren,  Frieze New York, New York, NY
Neither a Teapot Nor a Painting, MOT International, Brüssels, Belgium

2013
Carrots, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Of The Times and Other Historic Works, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Reproductions, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2012
Moving in the Right Direction, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2009
Amikam Toren – Carrots & Refreshments, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2008
Carrots, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2006
Narrative painting #1, A61, Köln, Germany
Ten Last Drawings, The Room, London, UK
Received Wisdom, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2005
Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries Folkstone, Kent, UK
Plan B, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Amikam Toren, John Frankland, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK

2004
Picnic, t1 +2artspace, London, UK
Clouds in Trousers, ARTLAB 29 at Imperial College, London,  UK

2003
Golem, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2002
Bluebeard, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK

2000
Ramat-Gan Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

1999
Bluebeard, Minerva-Bar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France

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

1997
Hand in Glove, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France

1996
Three Takes, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

1993
Textes, Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
Galerie Carstens, Berlin, Germany
Harry Zellweger, Basel, Switzerland

1991
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

1990
Amikam Toren, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK [exh. cat.]

1989
Safety Regulation Painting No,6, Victoria Miro, London, UK
Rotterdam Kunststichtung, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Stacks, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

1987
Pidgin Paintings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat., Patricia Bickers, ill.]

1985
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Subverting…a temporary edition, Camerawork, London, UK

1984
Actualities, Matt’s Gallery, London [exh. cat., David Coxhead, ill.]

1983
Neither a tree nor a picture, Galeria Akumulatory, Poznan, Poland
Representations, Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK

1982
Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK

1981
Bluff and double bluff, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK
Mirroring, Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK
If painting then…, Riverside Studios, London, UK

1979
The Commercial Show, Barry Barker Ltd., London, UK
Replacing, ICA, London, UK [exh. cat., Sarah Kent, ill.]

1977
Simple Fractions, House Gallery, London, UK

1976
Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

1975
Urban Landscape Exchange, GLAA, London, UK

1973
Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK

1968
Goldberg Gallery, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, UK

1967
Maserik Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Group Exhibitions

2018
A Simple Fraction, Doyers, New York, NY
Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2016
Essex Road III, Tinytype Gallery, London, UK

2015        
Unorthodox
, 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

2014
Waywords of Seeing, Le Plateau Paris, France
Civilization, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010
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

2009
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

2008
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

2007
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

2006
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

2005
Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries Folkestone, Kent, UK
Whatever Happened to Social Democracy, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden

2004
The Solar Anus, Henry Peacock Gallery, London, UK
Bone Quake, 16 Upper Wimpole St, London, UK
Painting, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2003
ChockerFuckingBlocked, Jeffrey Charles, London, UK

2002
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.]

2000
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.]

1999
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

1998
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.]

1997
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

1996
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
The pleasure of aesthetic life, The Showroom, London, UK (curator)

1995
Pretext: Heteronyms, Clink Street Studios, London, UK
Cubitt Gallery (with Gavin Brown, Jemina Stehli, Paul Noble), London, UK

1994
London Landescapes, Associazone Culturale Velan, Torino, Italy
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Original Paintings, Institut Francais, London, UK

1993
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.]

1992
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

1991
Kunstlandschaft Europa, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany

1990
Counterpoint, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

1989
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

1988
Fragments of False Houses, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London, UK

1987
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]

1986
No Place Like Home, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
Furniture Sculpture, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

1985
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

1984
Problems of Picturing, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat., Sarah Kent, ill.]
Aperto, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1983
Photo(graphic) vision, Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK

1982
Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK
Un nuovo classicismo, Premio Lubiam, Padua, Italy

1981
Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London, UK
The Garden of Knowledge, The Critics Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

1978
London Calling, Acme Gallery, London and to Peterloo Gallery, Manchester, UK
Sound, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

1977
On Site, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

1975
Garage Art Ltd., London, UK

1974
Off the top of their heads, Artists’ Meeting Place, London, UK

1972
Sculpture and sculptors drawings, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK

1971
London Art Spectrum, Alexandra Palace, London, UK

1967
Paris Biennale, Paris, France

 

Selected Bibliography

2017
Karl, Brian. “The Armory Show: Thematic Diversity”. Aesthetica Magazine

2015
Bickers, Patricia. “Re-Toren”. Art Monthly.

2013
Key, Joan .“Empiric of Picturesque?“. Turps Banana.
Baker, Kenneth. “Amikam Toren Finally Able to Live by His Art”. San Francisco Chronicle, December. 

2012
Suchin, Peter. “Moving in the Right Direction”. Art Monthly, May.

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

2010
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.

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

2006
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.

2005
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.

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

2003
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.

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

2001
Wilsher, Mark. “The Green Room”. Art Montly, March.
Dorment, Richard. “Idealists with Big Ideas”. Daily Telegraph, February.

1999
Panting, Lisa. “Furniture I and II”. Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23, p.57 (ill.)

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

1997
Higgs, Matthew. “Amikam Toren”.  Art Monthly, February (cover, ill.)

1996
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.

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

1994
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.

1993
Vogele, Christoph. Das Kunst-Bulletin, No. 12.
Sinclair, Ross. “II Tyne International”. Art Monthly, September.
Wilson, Andrew. Art Monthly, February, (ill.)

1992
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.

1991
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.

1990
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.

1989
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.

1988
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.)

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

1986
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.)

1985
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.)

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

1983
Miller, Sandra. “Amikam Toren: Galerie Lewis Johnstone”. Art Press, September.
Archer, Michael. Art Monthly, September (ill.)

1982
Elwes, Catherine. Art Monthly, November (ill.)

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

 

Publications

1991
Amikam Toren, preface Elisabeth A. Macgregor, texts by Christoph Blase, Michael
Archer, Conor Joyce and Desa Philippi, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

1987
Amikam Toren, Pidgin Paintings, text by Patricia Bickers, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

1984
Amikam Toren, Actualities, text by David Coxhead, Matt’s Gallery, London

1979
Replacing, Amikam Toren, text by Sarah Kent, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

1974
Amikam Toren, Serpentine Gallery, London (cat.)

 

Collections

Arts Council
Tate Collection
Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
Private Collections Worldwide