2003-05 MA Fine Art Photography, Royal College of Art, London UK

1998-01 BA Photography, London College Of Printing and Distributive Trades, London UK




2019 Like a Sort of Pompei in Reverse, Casa Museo Jorn, Albissola Marina, Italy (Forthcoming)


2018 Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio,

           Whitechapel Gallery, London, U.K.


2017 Solo Presentation, Artissima, Present Future Section, Turin, Italy

           And These Crystals Are Just like Globes of Light, Federica Schiavo Gallery Milan, Italy


2016   Travelling Circular Labyrinths, Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Castelbuono (Palermo), Italy, (curated by Luca Cerizza)

              Oh Mexico! Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

              The Water They Dwell In, Quartz Studio, Turin, italy


2015   Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (installation and performance)

              Une Taxonomie des Sens et des Formes, Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne, France (curated by Marc Bembekoff)

              Project 09: Salvatore Arancio, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK


2014   The Hidden, Ensapc Ygrec, Paris, France (curated by Emeline Vincent)

              Cathedral, AV Festival, Nothern Gallery For Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK


2013   Alternating Layers of Contrasting Resistance, Rowing, London, UK

              Solo Project, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

              The Little Man of the Forest With the Big Hat, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy


2012   The Little Man of the Forest With the Big Hat, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy (curated by Guido Molinari)


2011   An Arrangement of the Materials Ejected, Spacex, Exeter, UK

              Shasta, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy


2010   Sentinel - PPS//Meetings#4, Palazzo Riso - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy (curated by Helga Marsala)

              An Account of the Composition of the Earth’s Crust: Dirt Cones and Lava Bombs, Frame-Frieze Art Fair, London, UK


2009   Sentinel, Kaleidoscope Project Space, Milan, Italy (curated by Caterina Riva)




2019  Terra Italia, Espace Eden, Vallauris, France

           Before We Vanish, Museo Novecento, Firenze, Italy

           Classic Reloaded. Mediterranea, Villa des Arts, Rabat, Marocco

           Future Primitive, Gossamer Fog, London, UK

           Is this planet Heart?, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK

 , Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milan, Italy

           Solo Figura e Sfondo, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy

           Drawing Biennal 2019, Drawing Room, London, UK

           Grande Section!, Centre d’art contemporein La Halle des Bouchers, Vienne, France

           Qui, dove ci incontriamo, Galleria Tiziana di Caro, Naples, Italy


2018  FIAC Projects, Petit Palais, Paris, France

           Classic Reloaded. Mediterranea, National Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia

           Ceramic Now. 60° Faenza Prize, MIC, Faenza, Italy

           Classic Reloaded. Mediterranea, Villa Audi, Beirut, Lebanon

           Ceramic Now. 60° Faenza Prize, MIC, Faenza, Italy

           About a Vase, Fondazione Museo della Ceramica di Montelupo, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy

           Il Richiamo di Cthulhu, Palazzo Mazzarino, Palermo, Italy

           Is This Planet Earth?, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, U.K.

           Paesaggi mentali/Traiettorie naturali, Museo di Geologia G. G. Gemmellaro, Palermo, Italy

           New Relics, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London, UK

           Is This Planet Earth?, Ty Pawb, Wrexham, U.K.

           Nacré Fraternité, Flat:Two, London, U.K.

           Rock Garden, Semiose Gallery, Paris, France


2017  57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel, Venice, Italy

           Synthetic Landscapes, Meadow Arts, Weston Park & Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Weston-under-Lizard, UK

           A Tranquil Star, Malta Contemporary Art, Curated by Mark Mangion, Valletta, Malta

           Mushrooms on the Ruins, Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid, Spain

           In The Earthtime, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea

           Tropical Hangover, Tenderpixel, London, UK


2016  Evolutionary Travels, Fundación Arte, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (curated by Flavia Frigeri)

           Where There is Sea There Are Pirates, 3137, Athens, Greece (curated by Poppy Bowers)

              Inland Far, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK

              Things Themselves: The Causality of Matter, Vernon Gardens, Vernon, Los Angeles, USA

              Eminent Domain, South Kiosk, London, UK

              Teleonomy, Cafè Oto, London, UK

              The First Humans, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK

              Terra Provocata, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e di Ravenna e Museo Civico Medievale, Bologna, Italy


2015    A leap of faith, The Living Room ACT III, St. Laurence Church, London, UK

              and the soft ground in the garden was also a constellation…, Lychee One, London, UK (curated by Àngels Miralda)

              The London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

           TAVERNA - Siamo Aperti, Icastica 2015, Palazzo Fraternita dei Laici, Arezzo, Italy (curated by Ilaria Gianni)

              Inner Landscapes Of Time, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (curated by Frank Ammerlaan, Elsa Coustou and Ned McConnell)

              Data, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester, UK

              Exquisite Collapse, Blip Blip Blip at East Street Arts, Patrick Studio’s Project Space, Leeds, UK

              The First Humans, Pump House Gallery, London, UK


2014   Birds, Cinéphémère, FIAC  Hors le murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris. France (Film Screening)

              Sex Shop, Folkestone Fringe, Folkestone Triennial 2014, UK

              FOAM, Andor Gallery, London, UK (a peripatetic project by Mat Jenner)

              Curiosity: Art & the Pleasure of Knowing, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Hayward Touring, curated by Brian Dillon)

              Dreams That Money Can’t Buy, The Independent, MAXXI, Roma, Italy (a project by CURA Magazine)

              Salvatore Arancio / Alberto Guidato / Alessandro Roma, MK Search Art, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy

              Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

              FOAM, A Peripatetic Project By Mat Jenner, Project/Number, London, UK

              In forma di ceramica, Arte contemporanea dal Museo Carlo Zauli, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia, Italy (curated by Stefano Coletto and Matteo Zauli)

              Curiosity: Art & the Pleasure of Knowing, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Newlyn and Penzance, UK(Hayward Touring, curated by Brian Dillon)

              Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France


2013   PROJECT: Salvatore Arancio, Rachel Cattle & Steve Richards, James Pyman, Maureen Paley Gallery, London,UK

              Curiosity: Art & the Pleasure of Knowing, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK (Hayward Touring, curated by Brian Dillon)

              PROJECT 03: Data, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK (curated by Shiri Shalmy)

              The Naturalists, Castelluccio di Pienza-La Foce, Chianciano Terme, Italy (curated by Peter Benson Miller)

              Le Ragioni della Pittura. Esiti e prospettive di un medium, Palazzo de Sanctis, Castelbasso, Teramo, Italy (curated by Laura Cherubini and Eugenio Viola)

              Genius loci, Museo della Marineria, Villa Molaroni, Pesaro, Italy (curated by Paola Ugolini and Ludovico Pratesi)

              Curiosity: Art & the Pleasure of Knowing, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (Hayward Touring, curated Brian Dillon)

              Cyclorama, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico DF, Mexico (curated by Andrea Torreblanca)

              The (338 Hour) Cineclub, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy (curated by Rosalie Dubal, Alec Steadman, Emeline Vincent)

              Moroso Award for Contemporary Art, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy

              Relatively Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK


2012   Darklight and Brightlight, American Academy, Rome, Italy (curated by Valentina Ciarallo and Ludovico Pratesi)

              The Cosmos, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK

              NTCM, Milan, Italy (curated by Gabi Scardi)

              Epidedon, CO2 Gallery, Rome, Italy (curated by Ludovico Pratesi)


2011   Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

              Ceci n’est pas du cinéma! Castello di Rivoli – Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin, Italy (curated by Marcella Beccaria, Andrea Bellini, Francesco Bernardelli, Beatrice Merz, Marianna Vecellio)

              Talent Prize 2011, IV Edition, Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini, Rome, Italy

              Late Summer Blues, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY, USA (curated by Sara Reisman, Ian Daniel)

              Vedere un oggetto, vedere la luce / To See an Object to See a Light, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba Italy (curated by Ginny Kollak, Padraic E. Moore, Pavel S. Pyś)

              Studio Voltaire: Open House Event, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

              Alptraum, Cell Project Space, London, UK


2010   Certo sentimento, Cripta 747-Galleria Umbero I, Turin, Italy (curated by Frank Boehm)

              SI Sindrome Italiana, Magasin-Centre National d’Art contemporain de Grenoble, France

              Catastrophe? Quelle Catastrophe!, Manif D’Art 5, The Quebec City Biennal, Engramme, Quebec City, Canada (curated by Sylvie Fortin)

              Does the Angle Between Two Walls Have a Happy Ending?, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (curated by Ishmael Randall Weeks)


2009   Premio New York Fall 2009 Exhibition, ISCP Gallery, New York, NY, USA

              The Filmic Conventions, FormContent, London, UK

              I Giovani Che Visitano Le Nostre Rovine Non Vi Vedono Che Uno Stile, GAM - Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy (curated by FormContent)

              Prague Biennale 4, Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

              Drawing 2009, The Drawing Room, London, UK

              I Accept Chaos, Conduits Gallery, Milan, Italy

              Room Collaborators, Room, London, UK


2008   Late Summer Blues (NO) VACANCY, Galleria Maze, Turin, Italy (curated by Luca Lo Pinto)

              The Golden Record, touring exhibition: Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK; The Collection Museum, Lincoln, UK; G39 Gallery, Cardiff, UK

              Nul, Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA (curated by Dick Evans)

              BY ITSELF, Room, London, UK (curated by Tamsin Clark)


2007   Iota, Cell Project, London, UK (curated by Richard Priestly)

              No Room For the Groom: An Exhibition with Douglas Sirk, Herald St, London, UK (curated by Gregorio Magnani)

              Drawing 2007, The Drawing Room, London, UK

              Salon 2007: New British Painting and Work on Paper, 391 Portobello Road, London, UK (curated by Flora Fairbairn, Sotiris Kyriakou)

              Art Futures 2007, Bloomberg Space, London, UK


2006   Sweet Home under White Clouds, Peles Empire, London, UK (curated by Seb Patane)

              Bloomberg New Contemporaries 06, touring exhibition: Club Row, Rochelle School, London, UK;The Coach Shed, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK;

              SV06, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

              East Wing Collection 07, Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London, UK


2005   Gone in 60 Seconds. Cafe Gallery Project, London, UK




2015   CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain


2014   Camden Arts Centre, Ceramics Fellowship 2014/15, London, UK

              La Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France


2013   Résidences Internationales aux Recollets, Paris, France

              Nctm e l’arte: Artists-in-residence bursary, Milan, Italy


2012   Sundaymorning@ekwc, European Ceramic Work Centre, SG ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

              Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge, UK


2011   Artist Residency and Ceramic Workshop, MCZ Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, RA, Italy

              Full Fellowship, Art Omi International Artists Residency, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY, USA

              The Elephant Trust Grant, London, UK


2009   Premio New York, VII edition, The Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA




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