Matthew Darbyshire


Matthew Darbyshire


Matthew Darbyshire was born in the UK in 1977. He studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools in London. He has had solo public exhibitions at Gasworks, London; The Hayward, London; The Zabludowicz Collection, London; Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Tramway, Glasgow; GAM, Turin; The FRAC, Dunkirk and The Hepworth, Wakefield. Darbyshire has exhibited in various major UK survey shows including the ICA’s Nought to Sixty programme curated by Mark Slaydon in 2008, Tate Britains Triennial Altermodern, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud in 2009, and the British Art Show 7 Days of the Comet, curated by Tom Morton and Lisa Le Feuvre 2010. Darbyshire's work has been exhibited worldwide at institutions including Bangkok Cultural Centre, Thailand; Fundacion Miro, Spain, Marco Museum, Spain and The FRAC pas de Calais, France. He is currently preparing a survey exhibition for Manchester City Art Gallery and in the process of realizing two large-scale public commissions – one for the Dutch government in Amsterdam and the other for Cambridge University here in the UK. Matthew is represented by Herald St Gallery in London and Jousse Enterprise in Paris.


Darbyshire, Matthew

Collection Items

Knick Knacks - A Proposal for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth
Knick Knacks is Matthew Darbyshire proposal for the Fourth Plinth public art program in Trafalgar Square, London. The concept builds on an image designed by the artist himself as a christmas card for "The Guardian" newspaper and wants to transform…

CAPTCHA is the project for a sculpture that reproduces a sports car - a Mercedes SL600 - through layers of transparent polycarbonate, and should have been installed inside the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The project, which focuses on the “striking…

Drawings for a soft play commission for Barking Leisure Centre, London
This project was submitted as a proposal for the soft play commission at the AbbeyLeisure Centrein Barking,London. The elements present in the area, dedicated to the children, are a series of games and spaces reinterpreted following the forms of…

Mojo is a project for the Fosters & PartnersdesignedBloombergheadquarters at 50 Finsbury Square, London, and consists of banners and an interactive space.A first intervention would "reproduce" inside the atrium of the commissioner’s London…

Proposed plan for Hepworth Gallery entrance, Wakefield
This project proposes an intervention in the area in front of the entrance of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. Darbyshire here articulates the space through three elements: an unfinished Arts and Crafts half-hipped gable structure in developers…

Matthew Darbyshire project for Kettle’s Yard - which today is a department of the University of Cambridge and a gallery - was designed for the left side of the building, overlooking Castle Street: during the renovation works for the new education…

Useless: A Space Without a Function
This project is - in the artist’s intention - a “quasi-scientific experiment”, and consists of a permanent public sculpture, made of a prefabricated glass architectural structure (approx 5x5m wide and 3m high) produced by a company that usually…
View all 7 items

Collection Tree

Social Bookmarking