Ed Fornieles

Ed Fornieles (b. 1983, Hampshire) is an interdisciplinary artist based in London. Fornieles uses film, social media platforms, sculpture, installation and performance to express the interaction of family, relationships, popular memes, language and the subcultures of the 21st century. His work operates within immersive simulations, which construct and enact alternative political and social spaces. His projects often involve cultural, social, and infrastructural production.

Fornieles earned a BA Fine Art from Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University (2005) and an MA Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (2011).

Solo exhibitions and performances include ‘Associations’, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2021); ‘Cel’, Center For Contemporary Art Futura, Prague (2019); ‘Cel’, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2019); ‘Seed’, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2017); ‘The Finiliar’, Arsenal New York, New York (2017); ‘Sim Vol. 1’, Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York (2017); ‘Truth Table’, Cura - Basement Roma, Rome (2016); ‘Der Geist: Flesh Feast’, Arratia Beer, Berlin (2016); ‘Workland: the fence is a narrow place’, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles (2015); ‘Jupiter Ascending’, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm (2015); ‘Modern Family’, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2014); ‘New York New York Happy Happy (NY NY HP HP)’ (in association with Rhizome), New Museum, New York (2013); ‘Pool Party Plays Itself, MOCAtv, Los Angeles (2013); ‘Despicable Me 2’, Mihai Nicodim, Los Angeles (2013); ‘The Dreamy Awards’, Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, London (2012); ‘Characterdate’, Frame, Frieze Art Fair, London (2012);; ‘Happy Days in Basel’, Theater Basel (2012); ‘The Hangover Part II’, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2011); ‘Animal House’, Guest Projects, London (2011).

His work has been featured as part of group exhibitions at Somerset House, London (2024); Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz (2023); David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2022); Multimedia Art Museum (MAMM), Moscow (2021); Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg (2021); Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice (2019); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); Zabludowicz Collection, London (2016); Barbican Art Gallery, London (2011); Peter Doig Studio, London(2010); Kenneth Anger Institute of Art, Texas (2010); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2004)

Ed Fornieles is represented by Carlos/Ishikawa.

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