Mat Chivers Bio


Current Residency

Artist Mat Chivers


  • Born Bristol, UK
  • Fine Art, Sculpture, The Nottingham Trent University
  • ERASMUS cultural exchange placement, Escuela Des Belles Artes Barcelona, Spain

‘Glasstress: White Light / White Heat’

Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, 55th Venice Biennale Exhibition of International Art, Italy

31st May – 24th November

Curated by James Putnam & Adriano Berengo in collaboration with London College of Fashion and The Wallace Collection London. participating artists include AES+F, Alice Anderson, Polly Apfelbaum, Ron Arad, Ayman Baalbaki, Miroslaw Balka, Rina Banerjee, Fiona Banner, Pieke Bergmans, Boudicca, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Loris Cecchini, Hussein Chalayan, Mat Chivers, Oliver Clegg, Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin, Jan Fabre, Paul Fryer, Francesco Gennari, Recycle Group, Cai Guo-Qiang, Dmitri Gutov, Mona Hatoum, Stuart Haygarth, Charlotte Hodes, Shirazeh Houshiary, Shih Chieh Huang, John Isaacs, Michael Joo, Ilya& Emilia Kabakov, Kiki& Joost, Marta Klonowska, Joseph Kosuth, Hew Locke, Delphine Lucielle, Alastair Mackie, Jason Martin, Kris Martin, Oksana Mas, Whitney McVeigh, Aldo Mondino, Lucy Orta, Tony Oursler, Zak Ové, Mimmo Paladino, Cornelia Parker, Javier Pérez, Jaume Plensa, Karim Rashid, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Thomas Schutte, Joyce Scott, Conrad Shawcross, Sudarshan Shetty, Meekyoung Shin, Helen Storey, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Zak Timan, Gavin Turk, Koen Vanmechelen, Annaliese Varaldiev, Joana Vasconcelos, Zhan Wang
Art Professionals in Athens Residency

16th September – 16th October
Solo exhibition


17th October – 23rd November

A 4 week residency in the heart of Athens, culminating in a solo exhibition at ART PROFESSIONALS_IN_ATHENS RESIDENCY

  • Association Vents des Forets, France
  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • Berengo Collection, Italy
  • Bournemouth & Poole Museum
  • Bristol City Council
  • Chagford Arts Festival
  • Countryside Agency
  • Dartmoor National Park
  • Devon Guild
  • Doorstep Green
  • ExLab/Big Picture
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Mochary Collection, USA
  • NHS Primary Healthcare Trust
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Soho House Group
  • STRAW project
  • Thelma Hulbert Gallery
  • The Met Office
  • West Devon Borough Council


  • ‘Syzygy’, Millenium, St Ives


  • ‘Sculpture & Drawings’, The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton (public institution)


  • ‘Fascination’, Maddox Arts, London
  • ‘States of Flux’, Bridport Arts Centre (public institution)


  • ‘Sculpture + Drawings’, Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole (public institution)


  • ‘Incunabula’, Buckland Abbey (public institution)


  • ‘Glasstress: White Light/White Heat’, Pallazo Cavalli Franchetti, 55th Venice Biennale of International Art, Italy
  • ‘Art Athina’ art fair, Athens, Greece
  • ‘New British’, Lloyds Club, London
  • ‘Momento Mori’, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, London
  • ‘Limbo: A Blueprint for the first Cornish Biennial’, Truro
  • ‘Art 13’, London
  • ‘London Art Fair’, London


  • ‘Material Matters: The Power of the Medium’, East Wing X, The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London
  • ‘Exploratory Laboratory: Art, Science & the Coast’, AUCB Arts University College Bournemouth
  • ‘Overlay’, Bournemouth Natural Science Society & National Trust Estate, Dorset (public institution)
  • ‘Neoreplicants’, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (public institution)
  • ‘Art, Science & The Coast’, Bridport Arts Centre (public institution)
  • ‘Winter’, Millenium, St Ives


  • ‘The Knowledge’, Gervasuti Foundation, 54th Venice Biennale of International Art, Italy
  • ‘Eleventh Plateau’, curated by Dr. Sozita Goudouna, Historical Archives Museum, Hydra, Greece (public institution)
  • ‘Biliteral’, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, London
  • ‘Eleventh Plateau 2’,  curated by Dr. Sozita Goudouna, Archeological Association, Historical Centre Athens (public institution)
  • ‘Before The Crash’, multiple venues, Exeter, Rome, Paris


  • ‘Holding Time’, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Indian Institute for Arts and Culture, London (public institution)
  • ‘Ex-Lab, Bridport Arts Centre (public institution)


  • ‘Secret, RCA, London
  • ‘ECO 2009’, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (public institution)
  • ‘Perspectives on a Modernist Legacy, Woburn Abbey
  • ’18@108: Stone’, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
  • ‘Vanitas Triptych’, St Michael the Archangel, Chagford


  • ‘2D to 3D: Drawings Towards Sculpture’, Bournemouth University
  • ‘Visual’, Beachcroft Space, Bristol
  • ‘On-Form’, Asthall Manor, Oxford


  • ‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London


  • ‘ArtLondon’, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
  • ‘Re-View: Territories Inspire Art’, Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole (public institution)
  • ‘Forest Dreaming, Part 3’, CCANW, Exeter (public institution)
  • ‘Mark’, Dartington College of Arts Gallery


  • ‘Elemental Insight’, Canterbury Royal Museum, Derby Museum (public institution)


  • ‘Elemental Insight’, BBC Media Centre, London, Bridport Arts Centre, Burton Art Gallery (public institution)
  • ‘Jurrasic’, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton (public institution)


  • ‘Vents des Forets’, Lahaymieux, France


  • ECO 2009, PROOF/New Art Examiner Editorial Award


  • Arts Council England Grant
  • Devon ArtsCulture Award


  • Arts Council England Grant


  • ‘Moby-Dick Redux: Twenty-First Century Whale’, online publication


  • ‘Outbreath’, collaboration with research scientists, Bristol University


  • ‘Shelter’, site-specific collaboration, various locations, France

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