ARTISTS : CORIN SWORN

EXHIBITIONS AT ZIEHERSMITH

The Wild Ones Are So Tame Now, 2008
Evenings and Weekends, 2007

CORIN SWORN BIO
1977
Born in London, England. Raised in Vancouver, Canada.
Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland

EDUCATION
2009
MFA, Glasgow School Of Art, Glasgow
2002
BFA, Integrated Media, Emily Carr Institute of Arts and Design, Vancouver
2001
Art and Design Program, Central St. Martins College, London
1999
BA, Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012
Art Film International: Corin Sworn, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2011
Endless Renovation, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Helmsdale, Scotland
ArtNow, Tate Britain, London
2010
Corin Sworn, Blanket Gallery, Vancouver
The Lens Prism, Tramway, Glasgow
Prologue: An Endless Renovation, Washington Garcia, Glasgow
2008
The Wild Ones Are So Tame Now, ZieherSmith, New York
Back in 5: Accessing the Backstory, Blanket Gallery, Vancouver
2006
Adventure Playground, Or Gallery, Vancouver
Atmosphere and Architecture, Access, Vancouver
2005
Evenings and Weekends, ZieherSmith, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Duncan Campbell, Corin Sworn, and Hayley Tompkins, Scottish Pavilion, 2013 Venice Biennale
2012
Tales of the City: Art Fund International and the GoMA collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images(collaboration with Charlotte Prodger), ICA, London
Tomorrow Never Knows, Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards, Jerwood Space, London
Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
Dialogue for Hands, Three Blows, Glasgow
2011
CINACT: Serpentine Cinema; Corin Sworn, Guy de Cointet, Giles Bailey, Serpentine Gallery at The Gate Cinema, London
Blueprint for a Bogey, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Hors Pistes 2011, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
2010
Game Show, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia
Group Program, Migrating Forms Film Festival, New York
Cosey Complex, ICA, London
Aires de jeux: la police ou les corsaires (Playgrounds: police or pirates), Le Quartier Centre for Contemporary Art, Quimper
Morality, Witte De With, Rotterdam
Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam
2009
EASTInternational 2009, Norwich University College of the Arts, UK
EASTInternational, White Columns, New York
Report on Probability, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Phantom Limb, curated by Mari Spirito, 179 Canal, New York
Love Me Tender, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
The Meaning Is In The Use, Blanket Contemporary Art, Vancouver
Desenhos (Drawings): A-Z,, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
2008
Heritage Complex, curated by Tejpal Ajii, Art Gallery of Peel, Ontario
The Psychology of the Pawn, curated by Mari Spirito, Participant, Inc., New York
Exponential Futures, Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
In the Shadows, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
2007
There Are Those, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
2006
Canada Dreaming, Kunstverein, Wolefsburg, Germany
2004
Nowhere Else But Here, Daniel Arnaud Gallery, London
2003
Explorations in Psychic Geography, Or Gallery, Vancouver
Into the Grey: Landscape and Natural History Series, Cover Up, London
Bauhuas, Dessau, Germany
The Picture Room by Goshka Macuga, Gasworks, London
2002
Overkill, Berlin, Germany
Prisoners, Or Gallery, Vancouver
Tripite, Contemporary Art Galleyr, Bogotá, Columbia
Total Ass with David Young, performance tour, Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver; Little Theater, Seattle; Mission Theater, San Francisco; Creat Theater, Sacramento
Beyond Terminal City, VTO Gallery, London
2001
Minimum Wage Portraits, Penny Arcade Gallery, Toronto

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Gareth Evans, “Fleet Street: Corin Sworn’s Assembly of the Elements”, Jerwood Visual Arts, April 2012
Nancy MacDonell, “Department of Cultural Tourism | Next Stop Glasgow”, The New York Times Style Magazine, April 2012
Alhena Katsof, “GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL 2012”, KALEIDOSCOPE, April 2012
Glasgow International 2012, "8 Scottish-based artists to watch", The List No. 695, March 2012
Liza Weber, “Corin Sworn’s ‘Lens Prism’ at Whitechapel”, London Student, March 2012
"Three artist group show for Scottish Pavilion at 2013 Venice Biennale", Art Review, February 2012
Colin Perry, “Focus: Corin Sworn”, Frieze No. 145, February 2012
Marcus Field, "Endless Renovation, Tate Britain, London. Sordid Earth, Roundhouse, London," The Independent, August 28, 2011
Dominic Paterson, "Corin Sworn," Axis: The online resource for contemporary art, 05/2011
Vincent Romagny, "Les dessins et desseins de l’enfance chez Corin Sworn," Roven 5, 2011
Isla Leaver-Yap, "Emerging - Corin Sworn," MAP 20, December 1, 2010
Steven Carins, "Corin Sworn," Frieze 135, November 2010
Neil Mulholland, "Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art," Art Review 43, July 14, 2010
Isla Leaver-Yap, "Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art," MAP 22, June 2010
Alhena Katsof, "Corin Sworn: Projecting the Past," Canadian Art, May 13, 2010
Marie Tout Court, Anthologie /Aires de jeux /d'Artistes (Anthology/Playgrounds/of Artists), Infolio Editions, 2010
Rachelle Sawatsky, “Back in 5: Accessing The Back Story,” C Magazine, Winter 2009
Richard Rhodes, “The Year In Review: Top Ten Exhibitions,” CanadianArt.com, December 2008
Morgan Falconer, “ZieherSmith: Corin Sworn,” Frieze 199, November/December 2008
Aaron Peck, “Exponential Future,” Canadian Art, Summer 2008
Richard Rhodes, “Corin Sworn: Late Modern,” CanadianArt.com, July 2008
Clint Burnham, “Cirtic’s Pick: Corin Sworn,” Artforum.com, July 2008
Kevin Griffin, “Blurring the line… with a rich vein of material,” Vancouver Sun, February 2, 2008
The National Post/Financial Post, January 24, 2008
Lance Blomberg, Playtime Visual Codec, www.visualcodec.com July 2006
Deborah Campbell, “Top BC Artists Re-Imagine School,” The Tyee, April 18, 2006
Paul Grant, “Adventure Playground,” CBC Radio, April 2006
Jessie Caryl, “Tower Ghosts and Swing Shifts,” fillip Review, Spring 200
Centerfold Image, C Magazine, Spring 2006
Lance Blomberg, “Internal Obsession vs. External Internalization,” Visual Codec Magazin, Feb 2006
“Portfolio,” Doppelganger Magazine, January 2006
Michael Wilson, “Corin Sworn,” Artforum, November 2005
Aaron Peck, “Floating Utopia,” Terminal City, February 2005
P. Lafuente & C. Warren, Art Review, December/ January 2003
Max & Abby Scholar, “Beyond Terminal City,” Mind Magazine 3, 2002
Shamus Keely, “Total Ass,” Terminal City, October 2001


SELECTED WRITING
Corin Sworn, catalogue essay, Kevin Schmidt, Presentation House, 2006
Corin Sworn, “Holly Ward at the Or Gallery,” Canadian Art (Fall 2004)
Corin Sworn, “Mark Lecky and Tony Romano at Mercer Union,” C Magazine (Summer 2004)
Corin Sworn, “Republic of Love at the Power Plant,” Canadian Art (Summer 2004)
Corin Sworn, “Shannon Oksanen: Spins,” D’Or: Notes on Collaboration, Or Gallery Press: 2004

AWARDS AND HONORS
2014
Max Mara Art Prize for Women
2012
Sobey Art Award, longlist (to date), Canada
2011
Derek Jarman Award - shortlisted
2010
LUX Associate Artists Programme
2008
Canada Council Production Grant
EASTproject Assisted Research
Kill Your Timid Notion Artist Development, Dundee Scotland
2007
BC Arts Council Production Grant
Canada Council Research and Creation Grant
2005
Visual Arts Development Award (VADA)
2004
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2003
Residency, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
2001
Millennium Scholarship

COLLECTIONS
Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Colecção Madeira Corporate Services - MCA, Portugal
National Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York