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Seamus Nicolson


The London artist Seamus Nicolson studied Painting at the Royal College of Art until 1996 but turned to photography soon after he graduated. This could be the reason for the picturesque composition of his documentations in metropolis. Nicolson's photographic work follows the compositional methods of the old masters and combines them with contemporary subjects, predominantly lonely individuals in the multicultural city. His recognition reaches beyond the borders of the conventional art world as he shot Vivienne Westwood's 2004 spring / summer advertising campaign.

1971born in London
1996MA degree in Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London
2003Photographer for Vivienne Westwood's Spring/Summer 2004 fashion collection advertising campaign

Seamus Nicolson lives and works in London (GB)

Solo Exhibitions

2006'Works 1996 - 2006', Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo
2005'Street Theatre: New Photographic', Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg
2004The Agency Contemporary Art, London Van Ram Gallery, Gent
2003The Agency Contemporary Art, London
2001The Agency Contemporary Art, London Galeria Metropolitana, Barcelona
2000 The Agency Contemporary Art, London Galleria Alberto Peola, Turin
1998'Entranced', Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg The Agency Contemporary Art, London

Group Exhibitions

2005Art Cologne, Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg
2004'Stranger than fiction', Arts Council (touring)
2003'A Bigger Splash', British Art from the Tate Collection, Sao Paolo
2002'Shopping - 100 Jahre Kunst und Konsum', Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; Tate Liverpool
'Viewfinder', Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
'Air Guitar', Milton Keynes Gallery
2001'Neue Welt', Kunstverein Frankfurt
'The Centanary Development - New Photographs from the Collection', Tate Britain, London
'Night on Earth', Kunsthalle Münster
2000Art Cologne, The Agency Contemporary Art, London Artissima 00, The Agency / Alberto Peola, Turin
'Search for Art', Madarina Duck, Milano
'Psychosoma', Lombard Freid, New York
'I'm Really Really Sorry', Luciano Inga-Pin, Milano
Bologna Art Fair, Alberto Peola
1999'Tales of the Cities Tales of The Cities, The Agency Contemporary Art London
'Surveying The Landscape', Lombard Freid, New York
Art Cologne, The Agency Contemporary Art Cologne
Berlin Artforum, Lombard Freid
'Silence', Galeria Alberto Peola, Turin
Art Basel, The Agency Contemporary Art, London
Remix, Musée de Beaux Arts Nantes
John Kobal Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London
'Sorted', Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Liste Basel, The Agency Contemporary Art
Photofest Arles
Shoreditch Biennial, London
'Three Out Of Camden', London
Galerie Dorothee de Pauw, Brussels
1997Group show , UP & CO Gallery, New York 'Supa Store', Cornerhouse, Manchester Modern Narrative, ArtSway Gallery, Lymington Art Forum Berlin, The Agency Contemporary Art Beck's New Contemporaries 97, London

Seamus Nicolosons work is among others represanted in following collections:
Tate Modern; Art's Council Collection GB; Government Art Collection GB; Ferens Art Collection, Hull; Contemporary Art Society (CAS), London; Deka Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt
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