Brian Griffiths

In the blackness of their whites (3)
Work wear with orange Flag
Timemachine with Peter Lorre (aged 64): Native American Indian, 2003-2009
Timemachine with Peter Lorre (aged 64): Egyptian, 2003-2009
Timemachine with Peter Lorre (aged 64): Gangster, 2003-2009
Tomorrows End
Stone Face (Bear)
Installation shot The Only Living (Or your lonely saucer eyes)
Installation shot The Only Living (Or your lonely saucer eyes)
The Living Situation (red)
The Clown Situation (Wall)
Deballa Boon
Life is a Laugh

Nascido em 1968, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Reino Unido.
Vive e trabalha em Londres, Reino Unido.



  • University of Humberside.
  • 1995-1996

  • Goldsmiths College, Londres.

Exposições Individuais


  • No No to Knock-Knocks, Blain|Southern, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2017

  • So he pulled the right levers and you did the asking, Artlink Hull, Hull, Inglaterra.
  • 2015

  • BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Inglaterra.
  • 2013

  • Brian Griffiths: Borrowed World, Borrowed Eyes,Tramway, Glasgow, Escócia.
  • 2012

  • The Invisible Show, Vilma Gold, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • 2011

  • Grimm Gallery, Asmterdam, Holanda.
  • 2008

  • Another End, Vilma Gold, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2007

  • Life is a Laugh, Platform For Art commission. London Underground, Inglaterra.
  • Gloucester Road, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • The Only Living (Or Your Lonely Saucer Eyes), Greenland Street, A Foundation, Liverpool, Inglaterra. The Furnace Commission.
  • The Man Who Loved Islands, Arnolfini, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Brian Griffiths: Beneath the Stride of Giants, Fabrica, Brighton, Inglaterra.
  • 2006

  • Brian Griffiths & Sophie von Hellermann, Vilma Gold project space, Berlim, Alemanha.
  • 2005

  • My Beloved Traitor, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • 2004

  • Some Unaccountable Blindness, The Breeder, Atenas, Grecia.
  • Beneath the Stride of Giants, Camden Arts Centre, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2003

  • When the World Was Young, Vilma Gold, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2002

  • Brian Griffiths, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • Brian Griffiths, MCMagma, Milan, Italia.
  • 2001

  • When Few Were Charmed, Vilma Gold, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 1999

  • Once Upon a Star, One in the Other, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 1997

  • Brian Griffiths, Habitat, Londres, Inglaterra.

Exposições Coletivas


  • Voyage, Galeria Bergamin Gomide, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, Inglaterra.
  • 2015

  • Carnival Glass, Block 336, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2013

  • The World Turned Upside Down – Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd, Mead Gallery – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Inglaterra.
  • 2012

  • The Curator's Egg – Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2011

  • Tarot, Hayward Touring Exhibition, Focal Point Gallery.
  • Friendship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Fountain Show, Dispari and Dispari Project, Itália.
  • The Extension, Vilma Gold, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2010

  • British Art Show 7: The Days of the Comet, Hayward Touring exhibition.
  • Recent British Sculpture, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Holanda.
  • Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Nothing is Impossible, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, EUA.
  • Extra Ordinary, The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, Inglaterra.
  • The Magic Show, Hayward Touring exhibition, Quad, Derby. The Grundy, Blackpool, Inglaterra.
  • Tulie House Museum, Carlisle. Chapter, Cardiff, Inglaterra.
  • The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, Londres, Inglaterra. Curadoria de Anna-Catharina Gebbers.
  • The Big Rip Off! Camden Arts Centre, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2009

  • Beating the Bounds: Art Now, Tate Britain, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Jean Luc, Opera Rock, CAPC, Musee D'Art Contemporain De Bordeaux, França.
  • The Magic Show, Hayward Touring Exhibition, Derby Quad, The Grundyn Blackpool, Tulie House Museumn Carlisle, Chaptern Cardiff, Inglaterra.
  • Nothing is Impossible, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, EUA.
  • V22 Presents: The Sculpture Show, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2008

  • GSK Contemporary, Event Horizon, Royal Academy, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Lustwarande 08 – Wanderland, Baroque forest De Oude Warande,Tilburg, Holanda. Organized by Fundament Foundation.
  • The Arrival: Brian Griffiths and Matthew Draper, Royal Academy Schools Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • The Brotherhood, Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Alemanha.
  • The Krautcho Club/In and Out of Place, 176 Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Forgotten Bar Project, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlim, Alemanha.
  • 2007

  • Luke Gottelier, Kate Macgarry, London. Collaboration with Luke Gottelier and Tom McCarthy on ‘Jungle Shelf’.
  • Still Life, Still: Contemporary Variations, T1+2 Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2006

  • Metropolis Rise: New Art from London. Touring exhibition. Shanghai and Dashanzi International Art Festival (DIAF) Beijing, China.
  • ‘Norberg-Vastmanland-Bergslagen-Sweden-Scaninavia-27 July 2006 At Lunchtime’ Suécia.
  • 60th Anniversary Exhibition, Gimpel Fils, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • V22: Collection, New Acquisitions, V22, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Hotspots, Kunst Der Gegenwart, Austria.
  • Our Marvellous Ambition, Vilma Gold, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Mongrel, Gone Tomorrow Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Scenery Presents: Picnic Area (Dumb interior), Room, Bristol, Inglaterra.
  • 2005

  • Showcase, South London Gallery, London and Talbolt Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Escócia.
  • The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, The Gallery at Wimbledon School of Art, Wimbledon, Inglaterra.
  • Be Ready, Heart, for Parting, New Endeavour, Great Eastern Hotel, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Think and Wonder, Museum of Childhood, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Drawing Two Hundred. Drawing Room. Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2004

  • Nocturnal Emissions, The Groninger Museum, Groninger, Holanda.
  • Shapeshifters, M-PROJECT, Paris, França.
  • Death and Magic, Keith Talent Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Fluxo De Arte, Belem Museum of Modern Art, Belem, Brasil.
  • Galleon and Other Stories, The Saatchi Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • New Blood, The Saatchi Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Tonight, Studio Voltaire, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Moon Absinthe, Rotterdam, Holanda.
  • Collage, Bloomberg Space, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Universal Outstretch, Flaca, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2003

  • Strange Messengers, The Breeder, Atenas, Grécia.
  • The Lost Collection of An Invisible Man, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, Inglaterra.
  • 2002

  • The Necessary Enemy, Bart Wells Institute, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2001

  • OPEN PLAN P3–The Marathon, Alphadelta Gallery & Artio Gallery, Atenas, Grécia.
  • Tirana Biennale, Albania, UK Section.
  • Sages, Scientists and Madmen, One in the Other, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Just History, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Hemorrhaging of States, Tent, Rotterdam, Holanda.
  • Beck’s Futures 2, (touring exhibition), Institute of Contemporary Art, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • The Fruitmarket, Edinburgh & Sothebys, New York, EUA.
  • City Racing 1988-98: A Partial Account, Institute of Contemporary Art, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2000

  • Brian Griffiths and Kenji Yanobe, Barbican Centre, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • We Live A Life Of Endless Pleasure, with David Thorpe, Film Club, Glasgow, Escócia.
  • Include me out, Unit 6 Provost Street, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Heart and Soul, Sandoni Rey, Los Angeles, EUA.
  • London Orphan Asylum, Mostra D’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Itália.
  • Don’t Worry, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • These Epic Islands, Vilma Gold, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 1999

  • Nice To Meet You, Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Alemanha.
  • Heart & Soul, Long Lane, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • The Manchurian Candidate, Ciara Ennis and David Goldenberg, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Neurotic Realism (Part 1), The Saatchi Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 1998

  • Cluster Bomb, Morrison Judd Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Kling Klang, Frigate HMS Plymouth in association with The Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, Inglaterra.
  • East International, Norwich School of Art, Norwich, Inglaterra.
  • Ultra Gnost, Sali Gia Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Project V – “The Future is for the Young”, Galleri Axel Morner, Estocolmo, Suécia.
  • Hey, You Never Know, Kenny Schachter, New York, EUA.
  • 1997

  • New Contemporaries 97, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Camden Arts Centre, Londres; CCA, Glasgow. Seleção de Hans Ulrich Orbrist, Gillian Wearing e Sarat Maharaj.
  • Show 47, City Racing, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Gonzo, Bethnal Green old Police Station, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Transmat, One in the Other, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Group Show, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Transatlantic, Incubator, London & Konstakuten, Estocolmo, Suécia.
  • Cardboard Box and Tape, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, curadoria de Kirsty Ogg.
  • Low Maintenance, Hales Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Debonair Goofers, Conductors Hallway, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Life/Live, Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, França.
  • 1996

  • The Dean Street Garage Sale, Soho, Londres, curadoria de Paul Morrison.
  • Angels, Standpoint Gallery. Shoreditch, Londres, Inglaterra.

Coleções Públicas


    JUMEX Collection. Mexico Cidade do México, México.

    MUSAC. Leon, Espanha.

    MAMM. Medellin, Colombia.

    BBVA Collection. Bogotá, Colombia.



  • Rude Britannia: British Comic Art. Tate Publishing.
  • 2009

  • Bert Wells Institue. Dent-De-Leone.
  • Mono. Issue 1. Curadoria de by Steve Bishop.
  • Magic Show. Hayward Publishing.
  • 2008

  • The Arrival: Brian Griffiths & Matthew Draper, Royal Academy Gallery Schools Publication.
  • 2007

  • Platform for Art: Art on the Underground, Black Dog Publishing.
  • 2006

  • Hotspots, Exhibition Catalogue, Kunst Der Gegenwart, Austria.
  • ‘Norgerg-Vastmanland-Bergslagen-Sweden-Scaninavia-27 July 2006 At Lunchtime’.
  • Publication for residency culminating in works cited in and around Norberg, Suécia.
  • 2005

  • Showcase, Contemporary Art Society Acquisitions.
  • The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, The Gallery at Wimbledon School of Art.
  • 2004

  • Brian Griffiths: Beneath the Stride of Giants, Camden Arts Centre publication, Londres.
  • 2002

  • Brian Griffiths & Alexandre De Cunha. Catálogo, Galeria Luisa Strina, Brasil.
  • 2001

  • Open Plan P3 – The Marathon. Catálogo.
  • Beck’s Futures 2, Catálogo, ICA, Londres.
  • City Racing: The Life and Times of an Artist-Run Gallery.
  • 2000

  • Don’t Worry, Catalogue for commissioned works for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
  • Young British Art: The Saatchi Decade, The Saatchi Gallery, Londres.
  • 1999

  • New Neurotic Realism, The Saatchi Gallery, Londres.
  • 1998

  • East International, Catálogo.
  • Connected, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.
  • 1997

  • New Contemporaries, Catálogo.


  • The Invisible Show (An Epilogue)
  • Lançamento do Livro


  • My Beloved Traitor [Meu Amado Traidor]


  • Alexandre da Cunha e Brian Griffiths
  • So he pulled the right levers and you did the asking. 09 Outubro — 14 Dezembro 2017 Hull, GB.
  • I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology. 01 Abril — 01 Outubro 2017 Birmingham, GB.
  • Carnival Glass. 04 Dezembro 2015 — 23 Janeiro 2016 Londres, GB.
  • BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity. Sexta 20 Novembro 2015 Gateshead, GB.
  • Panda Sex. 01 Novembro 2014 — 31 Janeiro 2015 Atenas, GR.
  • Nuit Américaine Day-For-Night. Notícia, 12 — 28 Setembro 2014 Bruxelas, BE.
  • BP Walk through British Art. Notícia, Londres, GB.
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