Bex Ilsley


Leamington Spa, UK



- BA (Hons) Fine Art - Manchester School of Art - 2016

- Cheong Kam Hee Prize - Woon Foundation, 2016

- Visiting Artist, Hereford College of Art, 2019
- Guest Lecturer - Future Now Symposium, Manchester School of Art, 2018
- Online Residency, wuu2, 2017
- Creative Residency for Make Liverpool, Elevator Studios, Liverpool, 2016
- Online Residency, Delta Sorority, 2016
- Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer - Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, 2016




Shows


2021

- There is Always Light: Art for a New Era, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick
- Vanity Case, Vanity Projects, New York

2020

- It Gets Lighter From Here, WMCRU, online
- CACOTOPIA 04, Annka Kultys Gallery, London

2019

- Holiday Avalanche, The Moon, Grand Rapids
- Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art 2019, The Row, Coventry
- Vivid Projects and Meter Room @ Manchester Contemporary 2019, Manchester
- We Sing The Body Electric, Gallery46, London
- SPLITS (solo), Odox, Birmingham
- Black Hole Club Launch 2019, Vivid Projects, Birmingham
- Flow My Tears (curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight for Daata Editions), Vanity Projects, Miami / New York

2018

- The Nipple Show, The Moon, Grand Rapids
- Sororidades Instagramer, Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid
- Artists' Shorts Screening Programme, NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Dundee
- boom + bust (solo), Goldtapped, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle
- Duty Free, Chelsea College of Arts, London
- INTERFACE, neo:gallery23, Bolton
- Rendered Personas, TRANSIT, Holzmarkt25, Berlin

2017

- GIF FEST 3000, 220 Prior St, Vancouver
- gal.zone as part of The Wrong Biennale 2017
- Castlefield Gallery @ The Manchester Contemporary 2017, Manchester
- Emotional Processing (solo), Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington
- Un)questionable Self, Camden Image Gallery, London
- X.perience - an exhibition in Space, Im de Ruimte, Ghent
- Responder a Tod_s, Despina, Rio de Janeiro
- Is this it?, Serf, Leeds
- The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth, Flux Factory, New York
- ArtSlant Prize 2016, SPRING/BREAK Art fair, 4 Times Square, New York
- ...In Dark Times, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
- The Sacred Screen, The Square Gallery, London

2016

- an evening with isthisit?, Eva's Place, Sibton Green, Saxmundham
- isthisit? AFK, 32A St Donatts Road, London
- Recent Graduates Exhibition, Affordable Art Fair, London
- Liminal Confines, The James Black Gallery, Vancouver
- After Eden, LATARKA, Budapest
- The Beautiful is Always Bizarre, Cupola Contemporary, Sheffield
- Woon Foundation Prize 2016, BALTIC 39, Newcastle
- New Creative Talents, 5plus Architects, Manchester
- IRL:URL, The James Black Gallery, Vancouver
- Paint By Number, The Brunswick, Leeds
- Oh! Tell... (for Caustic Coastal), Room 554, Britannia Hotel, Manchester

2015

- Cosmic Unicorn and Cake, The Moon, Grand Rapids
- The New Flesh as part of The Wrong Biennale 2015, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver
- The Artificial, Safehouse 1, London

Selected Reading/Listening

- Organ Thing
- Concrete Music - Brum Radio (begins 49:35)
- London Live
- FAD
- Polyester
- YAC
- Helen Shaddock
- TRANSIT (Medium)
- Warrington Museum
- Stimulus Respond
- ArtSlant
- Dazed Digital
- A-N
- Koiqouise
- Paint by Number
- Tribe Magazine
- Seeing Neon
- Print All Over Me
- Backseat Mafia




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