Vong Phaonphanit and Claire Oboussier

Vong Phaophanit


Born: 1961, Savannakhet, Laos


Lives and works in London, UK


Education:                              

                                 
1980-1985 - Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix en Provence, France      


Claire Oboussier


Born: 1963, London


Lives and works in London, UK


Education:


1981-1985 - BA. Hons, French Literature/cultural theory, University of Sussex, UK


1990-1995 - PhD, French critical theory in the visual field/Philosophy


1991-1995 - University of Bristol, UK. Dyment and Thomas Scholarship for Doctoral Research in the Arts and Humanities, University of Bristol, UK

 


Commissions            (Collaborative work between Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier *)

 

Current      

*Wild Way, The London Peninsula (Hopkins Architects), Hyde Park Corner, London. Commissioned by Grosvenor and HSH. Art consultant: Modus Operandi.

*In other words, Cambridge Assessments HQ (Eric Parry Architects), University of Cambridge, UK. Commissioned by the University of Cambridge. Art consultant: Commission Projects.

*White Neon Figure, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar (collaborative work with Vong Phaophanit). Commissioned by the Faculty of Islamic Studies. Art consultant: Artscape Management.

2015             

*IT IS AS IF, Block 366 Gallery, London> commissioned by the Wellcome Trust

*The Line, Walmar House (RFK Architects), Regent Street, London, UK. Commissioned by Great Portland Estates. Art consultant: Artscape Management.

*Dream House, Ïce Towers (architectsAlliance), Toronto, Canada. Commissioned by Lanterra. Winner of the ICE Public Art Project. Art consultant: Public Art Management, Toronto.

2013             

Apart we are together, Singapore Biennale. In association with Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

Red Fringe, Parkside Place, Cambridge, UK. Commissioned by Grosvenor. Art consultant: Artscape Management.

2012             

*Light Veils, Weymouth Esplanade, Weymouth, UK. Public commission for the 2012 Olympic Games. Commissioned by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. Art consultant: workingpArts.

*Weir, Toronto, Canada. Finalist for the Pier 27 Public Art Project. Art consultant: Public Art Management, Toronto.

2011             

*Mute Meadow, Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Winner of the ‘Foyle Public Art Project’. Commissioned by Ilex. Art consultant: Arts Council, Northern Ireland.

*Coronium, The Kilden New Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand, Norway. Commissioned by KORO. Art consultant: KORO.

2010             

*Canopy of Light, Woolwich Squares, London. Winner of the New Woolwich Squares art commission. Art consultant: Modus Operandi.

2009             

*Light Curtain, Hull Truck Theatre building (Wright + Wright Architects), Hull, UK. Commissioned by Hull Truck Theatre. Art consultant: Andrew Knight.

*Unreal Asia, 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.

*The Tropics, the National Gallery of Cape Town. South Africa.

*Light SkinOlympic Energy Centre, London. Art consultant: CIA art consultants.

2008             

*‘All that’s solid melts into air’ (Karl Marx)’ The Light Box, Tate Britain, London, UK. Commissioned by The Quiet In The Land. Tate Collection.

*The Tropics, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

*Northern Light, winning artists for the Channel 4 Big Art Project, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

*All the world is two, Broadmead, Bristol, UK. Commissioned by Bristol Alliance. Art consultant: Insite Arts.

*Vocal Chords, winning artists for Thomas Tallis School commisson, London UK. Art consultant: Modus Operandi.

2007             

*Topography of Dreams, temporary public commission for Birmingham Festival, Birmingham, UK

2006             

*The Animators, The Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

*‘All that’s solid melts into air (Karl Marx)’, video installation (Tate collection) commissioned by The Quiet in the Land. The Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.

2005    

Ash and Silk Wall, public commission for Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, Washington DC, USA. 

*Bay Windows, temporary public commission for Canterbury City Council as part of ‘Sparks – ‘Make it Real’ cultural programme. Herne Bay, UK.

*Life Lines, public commission for Pier Hill, commissioned by Southend City Council, Southend On Sea, UK.

2004                         

*Outhouse, public sculpture / architecture commission for Liverpool Housing Action Trust / Guinness Trust, Liverpool, UK.

2003                         

*Pipe dream, public commission for City and Islington College, London, UK.

*Pools of Light, Consultant artists for the redevelopment of Poole Harbour with Idea Architects and B+B UK Landscapers, Poole Harbour, UK.

*Atopia, commissioned work for DAAD Publications, Berlin, Germany.

2001                          

Field of Labels, public commission for the Scottish National Park, Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Steam Field, a public commission for the Bath City Centre/Spa Redevelopment Project, in collaboration with Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners Architects.

2000             

Field of Rods, public commission for McKinsey Commission for 30 Kensington Church Street, London. Currently housed at the Cass Sculpture Foundation at Goodwood, UK.

Skylines, public commission for the Forestry Commission, ‘Sculpture at Tyrebagger’, Aberdeen, Scotland.

1999                        

*Scan, video installation in collaboration with Vong Phaophanit and Greg Pope, commissioned by Rosemary Butcher Dance Company. First shown at Jerwood Gallery, London followed by European Tour. London Film Makers Coop, UK. 

1995             

Azure Neon Body, public commission for the Cass Foundation for Sculpture at Goodwood, UK.

1994                         

Line Writing, public commission for The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

1993            

Ash and Silk Wall, public commission for Greenwich Thames Barrier Park Project, commissioned by Greenwich Borough Council, in association with Public Art Development Trust, London, UK.

 

Solo Exhibitions            Vong Phaophanit

 

2014             

‘Lost Word Lands’ Touring exhibition in rural and urban landscapes, curated by Sarah Collicott, Artscape Management.

‘Line Writing’ Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin. Ireland.

2008                         

‘All that’s solid melts into air’ (Karl Marx)’ Video installation. The Light Box, Tate Britain, London, UK.

2001                          

Neon Wax Words, Commission at the Asia Society, New York, USA.

                              Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK.

1999

Neon Wax Words, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK.

1998                        

Atopia, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London, UK.

1997

Atopia, DAAD, Berlin, Germany.

1996                           

Atopia, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK.

1995 

Phaophanit and Piper, Touring Exhibition:

                                     Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

                                     Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK.

                                     Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge, UK.

                                     The Minories, Colchester, UK.

1993                        

Neon Rice Field, (Turner Prize exhibition), Tate Gallery, London, UK.

1992             

tok tem dean kep kin bo dai (what falls to the ground but can’t be eaten), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK.

1991             

tok tem dean kep kin bo dai (what falls to the ground but can’t be eaten), Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK.

1990

In the shadow of words, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK.

Owls during the day, foxes at night, TSWA, Four Cities Project, Plymouth, UK.

1988                        

Just A Moment, Fragments, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK.

1987                         

Just A Moment, Tea Ceremony, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK.

1986                        

Acqua Pittura, Espace Sextius, Aix en Provence, France.

 

Group Exhibitions            (Collaborative work between Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier *)

 

2012                          

Third Dimension Sculpture, British Council Collection. Canterbury, Sidney Cooper Gallery, UK

2011                         

The Third Dimension, Munsterland Festival 2011. GALERIE MUNSTERLAND, Emsdetten, Germany

2010                         

 *Outside In, SW1 Gallery, London. UK

2009             

*Unreal Asia, 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.

*The Tropics, the National Gallery of Cape Town. South Africa.

2008/9

tok tem dean kep kin bo dai (what falls to the ground but can’t be eaten), Tate Britain’s New Acquisition show. Tate Britain. London

2008

*The Tropics, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

2007/8

Neon, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK.

2007                         

Turner Prize A Retrospective 1984-2006, The Tate Britain, London, UK.

*Inspiration to Order touring show:

                                             Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK.

                                             Winchester School Of Art, Winchester, UK.

                                             Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK. 

                                             California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

*Thermocline of Art, New Asian Waves. ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2006  

*The Quiet in the Land, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.

 The 6th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea.

2005/6

*The Animators, Arts Council Touring Exhibition:

                           Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK.                     

                           SPACEX Gallery, Exeter, UK.

                           Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK.

2005             

Peripheral Vision, Void Gallery, Derry, N. Ireland.

2004                         

Shangnghai Bienale, China.

2002                          

Process of Renewal, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2001                         

East of Eden, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK.

Double Vision, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany.

1999                        

Dimensions Variable Touring show (British Council): 

                                 National Theatre Galleries, Bucharest, Romania

                                 Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

                                 Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

                                 Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

                                 Institute Mathildenhohe, Darmstadt, Germany

Third Asia-Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

From There to Here – Art from London, Konsthallen Göteburg, Sweden.

1998                        

Dimensions Variable Touring show (British Council): 

                                 Zagreb Union Of Croatian Artists, Zagreb, Croatia

                                 Prague National Gallery Of Modern Art, Prague, Czech Republic

                                 Stadtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany

                                 Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

                                 Soros Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine

                                 Royal Academy Of Free Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (catalogue).

1997                         

Dimensions Variable Touring show (British Council): 

                                  Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (catalogue).

Pictura Britannica, British Council, Sydney, Australia (catalogue).

From Light, Richard Salmon, London; Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK.

1996                         

Inclusion:Exclusion, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria (catalogue).

1995

De Appel, Amsterdam (catalogue).

                Weltkunst Collection, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

1994                         

Loss and Renewal, Honiton Festival, Devon, UK.

From beyond the pale, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Republic of Ireland (catalogue).

Cocido y Crudo, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (catalogue).

1993                        

Prospect ‘93, Frankfurt, Germany (catalogue).

Four Rooms, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (catalogue).

Sonsbeek 93, Arnhem, Netherlands (catalogue).

Aperto, Biennale di Venezia, Italy (catalogue).

Ha-Ha, Killerton Park, Devon, UK (catalogue).

1992                         

Molteplici Culture, Rome, Italy (catalogue).

1991    

Shocks to the System, Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition,

                                             Royal Festival Hall, London

                                             Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

                                             Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

                                             Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 

                                             Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

                                             City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth

                                             Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr

1990                         

From Moment to Moment, Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge, UK.

The British Art Show 1990,

                                             McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland.

                                             Leeds City Art Gallery, UK.

                                             Hayward Gallery, London, UK.

Ouverture Internationale, Bergen Kunstfroening, Norway.

1989                        

Ouverture Internationale, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Awards and Residencies            Vong Phaophanit

 

2004             

Residency for The Quiet in the Land, Luang Prabang, PDR Lao, curated by France Morin.

2002                         

Award winner of the Art and Work Award 2002 for site-specific work with Gensler Architects.

2001             

Lead Artist for a public commission for the Bath City Centre/Spa Redevelopment Project, in collaboration with Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners Architects.

RSC Award, collaboration between artists and architects, Museum of Slavery, Hull.

Fellowship at The Centre for Drawing. Wimbledon School of Art, London

1998                        

Nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Prize.

1996-1997

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Berliner Künstlerprogramm (DAAD) Scholarship Berlin.

1993                        

Nominated for the Turner Prize.

 

Catalogues / Books / Films            (Collaborative work between Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier *)

 

2015             

 IT IS AS IF, Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier, Published by Block 336, Brixton, ISBN 978-0-9576228-2-1

 

2012              

Drawing the Writing, Kubrick Publishing, Hong Kong, 2012 ISBN 978-988-15506-3-7

 

2011             

breaking the mould, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Catalogue, UK.

*Visual Art In Kilden, Catalogue, published by KORO, Norway.

2010       

 Exploring Site-Specific Art, by Judith Rugg, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London

2009             

Art in Public Spaces: the archive of the PADT, Henry Moore Institute plublication.

2009      

 The Quiet in the Land: Luang Prabang, Laos, A project by France Moein, (The Quiet in the Land, Inc., New York), ISBN 978-0-9841667-0-1

2008             

*The Tropics, Views from the Middle of the Globe. Goethe-institut / Kerber Art. Berlin.

2007                          

*Thermocline of Art, Catalogue. New Asian Waves. ZKM.

*Inspiration to Order, Catalogue

2007              

The Turner Prize and British Art, ed. Katherine Stout with Lizzie Carey-Thomas, Foreward by Nicholas Serota, Tate Publishing, London, ISBN 978-1-85437-742-5

2006             

Vong Phaophanit, a profile – part of the EYE series by Illuminations productions. Film DVD

*Sparks, Insite Arts publication.

*The Animators, catalogue, The Angel Row Gallery Notingham.

2005             

The Sculpture 100 - Englands Public Sculpture 1905-2005, film by Illuminations productions.

2005        

Shades of Black, Duke University Press in collaboration with the Institute of International Visual Arts and the African and Asian Visual Arts Archive, Durham, USA. ISBN 0-8223-3420-8

2003             

*Atopia by Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier, DAAD Publications, Berlin.

*Vong Phaophanit, in 20th Century British Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute Publications, Leeds, UK.

2002             

Contemporary Art Commissions At The Asia Society And Museum. Catalogue, New York, USA.

*Transmission: Speaking and Listening, Sheffield Hallam University, Site Gallery.

Acts of Renewel:Japanese Art Re-Interpreted, Victoria and Albert Museum.

2001             

*The Centre for Drawing: the first year, Wimbledon School of Art, London.

Double Vision, Gallery für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany.

2000            

2000 Lux, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada.

1999                         

From There to Here, Konsthallen Göteburg, Sweden.

*To truly see something we must forget its name, The Third Asia Pacific Triennial of                                                Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery Publications, Australia.

1998                        

Crossings, National Gallery of Canada.

*Atopia, South Bank Publications, London.

1997      

The Turner Prize, Virginia Button, Tate Gallery Publishing ltd., 2007, ISBN 1-85437-221-1

1997                         

Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa.

*Ash and Silk Wall, Public Art Development Trust Publications, London.

Pictura Britannica, British Council, Sydney, Australia.

1996                         

Inclusion:Exclusion, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria.

1995                         

Cocido y Crudo, The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid.

Phaophanit and Piper, Bristol, England. *From Light, Chambers Publications, Bristol, UK.

*Synaesthesia WIF Publications.

Vong Phaophanit, De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland.

*Things are the secret folds of my flesh, De Appel Publications, 

1994             

Loss and Renewal, published by Honiton Festival 1994      

*Synaesthetic Writing, Nottingham French Studies, vol 33, no.2, (Autumn).

From Beyond the Pale, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

1993            

Documentary Notes, PADT Ash and Silk Wall, London, UK           

Prospect ‘93, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.

Sonsbeek 93, Arnhem, Holland.

Four Rooms, Serpentine Gallery, London.

Venice Biennale 1993, Aperto, Venice, Italy.

Ha-Ha, Killerton Park, England.

Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London.

1992                         

Moltiplici Culture, Rome, Italy.

Public Art Development Trust, London, UK.

1991             

tok tem dean kep kin bo dai (what falls to the ground but can’t be eaten), Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK.

Shocks to the System, Arts Council Collection, The South Bank Centre, London UK.

1990             

Ouverture Internationale in Bergen, Bergen Kunstforening, Norway.

TSWA, Four Cities Project, New works for different places. Plymouth, UK. 

*What falls to the ground but can’t be eaten, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK.

The British Art Show 1990, The South Bank Centre, London, UK.

 

Reviews / Articles / Features         (Collaborative work between Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier *)

 

2015             

Art Monthly, June 2015, Issue 387

2015              

Tate Report 2014/15, Tate, London

2012             

*Condo Life Magazine, Toronto. Canada.

*Public Art Review issue 46 (Spring/Summer).

Western Morning News, UK

2011             

*Art and Architecture Journal, Press: Mute Meadow. Online Article.

Abridged Magazine (0-23), 2011 London-Derry

2009             

Tate Magazine, Tate, London, UK.

Tate Report 2008/09, Tate, London

2008      

 Sunderland Echo (January)

2007             

Turner Prize A Retrospective 1984-2006, Tate Britain.

*Art and Architecture Journal (Spring).

The Guardian (December)

2006             

*Sulpture Magazine, Vol. 25 No. 5

Sculpture magazine, (Politics, process and Architecture).

The EYE series. Film profile produced by Illuminations publishing.

2005             

*Building Design Magazine (May).

2004             

FX Magazine (April).

*Architecture Today . 145

Lighting News Magazine (April).

2001             

ArtAsiaPacific, Issue 29, 2001

1999            

Art Monthly (March).

1998            

Contemporary Visual Arts (April).

What’s On (April).

The Big Issue (April).

Time Out London (April).

1997             

Art in America (January).

1996       

The Guardian (July).

Time Out (June).

1995                         

Art Monthly (August).

Creative Camera (Jun/Jul).

Untitled (Summer).

1994             

Third Text (Summer).

Third Text (Spring).

The Independent (March)

1993             

The Independent (November)

The Turner Prize, Channel 4 Television (November).

The Guardian (July)

Art Monthly (June).

The Times, London (May).

Flash Art (Summer).

1992             

Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 (February).

1991             

Art in America (November).

BBC World Service (June).

Artscribe (Summer).

The Late Show, BBC2 (January).

Frieze, Issue 1

1990             

Going Public, TSWA, Four Cities Project (September).

The Late Show, BBC 2 (June).

Artscribe (May).

 

Teaching / Lectures / Symposia

 

Claire Oboussier

2015             

Chelsea College of Art (UAL) – Visiting Lecturer

2013             

International Symposium, Oslo, Norway: Art in Public Space: A Critical Perspective

2012             

OCAD - Ontario College of Art and Design: The Making of Sense

The Rosewell Lecture: What do artists have to give?

Sussex University Art Lectures: The Making of Sense

2011             

Imperial War Museum: ‘Post-Conflict’ Culture: Derry ~ Londonderry

2009             

Lecture at RSA – Royal Society of Arts London: The Place of Art

Lecture at The Royal Academy London: Sculpture and Architecture: The Contest to Control Space and Meaning

1991-1994           

Tutor at University of Bristol, Department of French.

Founded the Interdisciplinary Critical Theory seminar for faculty at The University of Bristol.

 

Vong Phaophanit

2015             

Chelsea College of Art (UAL) – Visiting Lecturer

2012             

OCAD - Ontario College of Art and Design: The Making of Sense

The Rosewell Lecture: What do artists have to give?

Sussex University Art Lectures: The Making of Sense

2011             

Imperial War Museum: ‘Post-Conflict’ Culture: Derry ~ Londonderry

2009-2011           

Visiting artist (MA programme), Camberwell College of Art.

2009             

RSA – Royal Society of Arts: The Place of Art

Royal Academy Lectures: Sculpture and Architecture: The Contest to Control Space and Meaning

1995-2001           

Visiting lecturer at Wimbledon School of Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design and University of East London.

1998-2002           

Regular visiting tutor and external examiner, University of the West of England, Exeter.

1998            

Public Lecture at Glasgow School of Art

 

Panels 

 

Claire Oboussier

2006             

Panel member for Birmingham City Hospital new art commissions.

2002-2002           

Editorial advisor for MAKE magazine.

1998-2002           

Member of Executive Committee for MAKE.

 

Vong Phaophanit

2004-2007

Member of the board of Trustees of Spike Island, Bristol.

1992-1994

Purchaser for the Arts Council Collection.

1991-1993

Member of the Advisory Panel for the Art Projects Committee at the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Greater London Arts Association.

 

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