“Nathaniel Rackowe’s sculpture looks back to American minimalism, to Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. He engages with their rigorous aesthetic, and dramatic use of light: they were an early influence. But we live in confessional times, and there’s a personal dimension to his sculpture that his predecessors didn’t go in for. He is a reflection on contemporary life in the city, of wandering along empty streets at dawn, past construction sites where wires hang from scaffolding around skeletal buildings. ” (Hannah Duguid).
Born in 1975, Cambridge, UK,. Lives and works in London, UK.
MFA Sculpture, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, 2001
B.A Honours Fine Art (Sculpture), Sheffleld Hallam University,1998
B. T.E.C Diploma, Foundation Studies Cambridge Regional College, 1995
Major Solo Exhibtions :
The Consequence of Light, Solo Show Bodson Gallery Brussel, 2014
NR for F&M, Intallation, Covent Garden, London (UK), 2013
Reflections of Space, BISCHOFF/WEISS London (UK),2013
Spin NY, temporary installation for EDUN, New York (USA), 2013
Solo project Art, Cologne (Germany), 2012
Back Beacon, Calvin Klein, New York (USA), 2011
On the Floor : John Gibbons and Nathaniel Rackowe , Gooden Gallery, London, (UK), 2011
What the City Left Behind BISCHOFF/WEISS London, (UK), 2010
Solo show, The Delfina Foundation, London (UK), 2010
Black Shed Expanded, Art Basel Miami Beach, Positions with BISCHOFF/WEISS, Miami (USA), 2009
Divisions, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota (Colombia), 2008
Pathfinding, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris (France) 2008
Preverberation, Siobhan Davies Studio, London (UK), 2008
Luminous Territories, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London (UK), 2007
First Floor, Galerie Almine Rech, Project Space, Paris (France), 2007
Shift, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London (UK), 2005
Stanhope, Solo Exhibition Serpentine Pavillon, London (UK), 2005
Timbase Gallery, Hull (UK), 2005
GardenFresh Gallery, Chicago (USA), 2004
Selected Group Exhibition:
Monologue/Dialogue, Centre d’Art et de Culture de Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand), 2014
Géométrie immatérielle, Un-Spaced, Bordeaux, (France), 2014
Dynamo, Exposition de groupe, Grand Palais, Paris (France), 2014
Royal Academy Summer Show, London (UK), 2012
What the Thunder Said, group show, Lu Magnus, New York (USA), 2011
The Shape of Things, Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv (Israel), 2009
London Calling, Group Show, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (Corea), 2009
Public Sculptures :
Black Shed Expanded, Village Royal, Paris (France), 2014
Black Cube, DEN FRIE Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhague (Denmark), 2013
Platonic Spin, Light Festival of Dunham (UK), 2013
Spin, Lima (Peru), 2010
Government Art Collection commission for 50 Queens Anne’s Gate, London (UK), 2008
RP3, Economist Plaza with CAS, London (UK), 2007
LP4, Victoria, London (UK), 2006
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami (USA)
Jumex Collection, Mexico
Museum of Modern Art, Lima (Peru)
Museum of New Art, Tasmania (Australia)
David Roberts Collection, London (UK)
LVMH Collection, Paris (France)
UK Governmment Art Collection
Hauser & Wirth Collection, London (UK)
Ernst & Young Collection, London (UK)
Patricia Marshall, Private Collection, Paris (France)
Marc Blondeau, Private Collection Geneva (Switzerland)
Almine Rech-Picasso, Private Collection, Paris (France)
Grants and Awards:
Defina Foundation Residency Award, 2009
Stanhope Fellowship, 2004
Boise Travel Scholarship, 2003
DEN FRIE Centre d’Art Contemporain/ CPH Air Residency, Copenhague (Danemark), 2012
Artist Residency with the Delfina Foundation of Beirut, Lebanon, 2009
British Council/ Bangkok University residency in Bangkok, 2006
Forest of Dean Sculpture Park residency, 2006
Hull Time Based Arts Residency, 2005
Temporary display of Black Cube, public sculpture, Copenhagen.
Temporary display of Platonic Spin, Lumiere Festival of Light, Durham, England.
Exhibition Dynamo, un siècle de lumière et de mouvement, 1915-2013, Grand Palais, Paris, 10/04 > 22/07/2014
Black Shed Expanded, Parasol Unit, London, October 26 – March 12, 2017.
The Blue Hour, Basement Gallery, London, October 7, 2016.
Il Suffit d’un Grand Morceau de Ciel, Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris, 25th March – 21st May 2016.
(UN)TOUCHED, A collaborative dance performance installation, Canary Wharf, London, Tuesday 9th February.
Platonic Spin for Lumiere London, Regent’s Place, 14th – 17th January 2016.
Exhibition Light Fantastic, House of the Nobleman, London, 14/10 > 18/10/2014
As part of Nathaniel Rackowe’s Treshold solo exhibition at FOLD Gallery, London, there will be the collaborative performance installation (Un)Touched, with choregrapher Angela Woodhouse and dancers Stine Nilsen and Martina Conti – 1st and 15th July at 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm.
The Moment of Light, commissioned for Abu Dhabi Art, at Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi. The installation period was extended from Abu Dhabi Art Fair last November until the beginning of March 2017.
Signs of a City. A solo exhibition of new sculpture and installation. Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris