Biography

DES HUGHES
1970 Birmingham

Education
2000 – 2002 MA Fine Art Goldsmith’s College, London
1990 – 1994 BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture) Bath College of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
Keeper of Heads, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Denmark

2016
XXX, Bruce Haines Mayfair, London

2015
Stretch Out and Wait’ Hepworth Wakefield, UK
The Visitors’, Pubic Art Project for Wellington, New Zealand

2013
Buchmann Box, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Ancient & Modern, London

2012
Everything’s Inevitable’, Manchester Art Gallery, UK

2011
Thems Please’, (Curated by Measure) 76 Chatsworth Rd, London

2010
Endless Endless ‘Frame’ solo presentation, Frieze Art Fair
Small Collections, Nottingham Contemporary

2008
Des Hughes and Richard Hughes, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles

2007
Ancient & Modern, London

2005
Boneless, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

2004
The Screaming Abdabs, The Showroom, London

2002
Unconvincing Sausages, Kate MacGarry, London

1999
Being Boring, Virgin Megastore, London

1998
Wishing on a star, Tablet Gallery, London

1997
I wouldn’t normally do this kind of thing, Habitat, King’s Rd, London
We hate it when our friends become successful, Southampton City Art Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
A Place on the Table, Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Wales
Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking , Paul Morrison Studio, Sheffield

2017
Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London

2016

The Sleepers, (Two Person Show), Pallant House Gallery
Summer in the City,  Martin Asbaek Gallery, Denmark
Royal Academy Summer Show, London
Buffet D’Art, Berlin, London, Hestercombe House

2015
Happy Valleys, Gallerie Simpson, Novermber 2015-2016

2014

Body and Void, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green
2012

‘a thing is a thing is a thing’, The Minories Galleries, Colchester

2011
Sculpture Garden, frieze Art Fair, London
‘Dystopia’, CAPC centre d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
Sometimes I wish I could just disappear’, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
‘House of Beasts’ (MeadowArts commision) , Attingham Park, Shropshire
Backbone: A Selection of Modern British Sculptors’, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury
‘Modern British Sculpture’, Gimpel Fils, London

2010
Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts), Camden Arts Centre, London, (curated by Simon Starling)
BigMinis, Fetishes of Crisis, CAPC centre d’art contemporarin de Bordeaux
Newspeak, British Art Now Part II, Saatchi Gallery, London
Bart Wells Boutique, London, cur. Luke Gottelier & Francis Upritchard
Undone: making and un-making in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Rive Gauche, Rive Droite, various venues, cur. Marc Jancou, Paris
The Nature of Things, Two Jonnys Projects, London

2009
Beating the Bounds, Art Now, Tate Britain
Fallen Out of Space, Jan Mol Collection, London
Continuity, Gimpel Fils, London
Friends & Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

2008
Weißes Lächeln, Croy Neilson, Berlin

2007
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring, Camden Arts Centre, London (curated by Steven Claydon)
Strange Weight, Martos Gallery, New York

2006
Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires, Ancient & Modern, London

2005
Still Life With, Kate MacGarry, London
Art Out of Place, Castle Museum, Norwich
The Wonderful Fund Collection, Le Musée de Marrekech

2004
Wider Than The Sky, Commercial Street, London
Mementoes & Other Curiosities, Farmiloes, London
Death of Romance, Ganton Street, London
Bart Wells Institute, Hamish McKay, Wellington, New Zealand

2003
The Unhomely, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
18%, Geoffrey Charles Gallery, London
Twilight, Gimpel Fils, London

2002
The Way To Happiness, VTO, London

Work in the collection of:

Arts Council Collection, UK
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
The David Roberts Foundation, UK
and Private Collections in the US, Canada, Denmark, Italy, France and Germany.