Born in 1982 London. Lives and works in London
2000 – 2004
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts of London, BA (Hons) Painting (1st)
Emotional Manipulation, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cosmic Flesh, Union Gallery, London
Other Worlds (Wounded Healer), (performance) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Denmark
Unconditional Love, The Hole, New York
Muse Control, (performance) The Hole, New York
Love Focused Like a Laser (performance), Art Miami Basel, Miami
Ecstasy, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
The Body as Lightning Conductor, The Hole at Villa Vecchia, Miami Art Basel, Miami
Love Focused Like a Laser, The Hole, New York
Everything is Possible, Choi & Lager, Cologne, Germany
Unconditional Commitment to Sacred Love, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Everything is Possible, Union Gallery, London
Sculpture Installation, Mondrian Hotel, Miami Art Basel, Miami
Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, The Hole, New York
Forever Rules, Union Gallery, London
Rules Forever, Union Gallery, London
Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, ICA, London
BODY LANGUAGE, V1 Gallery, Denmark
Interconnected Echoes, Galerie Paul Freches, Paris
The Co-Existence of Uncompromised Visions, Boyschool, London
The Songs of The Spheres in The Palm of Your Hand, Conduits / Gea Politi, Milan
Future Hindsight, Union Gallery, London
Tianhuang Dadi, Terence Koh’s Asia Song Society, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
TOWER, Ibid. London, London
NOT A PHOTO, The Hole, New York
Post-Analog Painting, The Hole, New York
Storage Wars, Eric Firestone Gallery, Hamptons, USA
Group Show - Jack, Neil, Shane, Gareth and Matthew, Choi & Lager, Cologne
Art Cologne curated video programme, Art Cologne, Germany
GamingGaming, New Shelter Plan, Denmark
Hindsight, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Amor Fati, Pioneer Works, Red Hook, Brooklyn
EXHIBITION - BODY & HISTORY, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
New Age of Aquarius, Duve, Berlin
Fresh Basel, The Hole at Villa Vecchia, Miami Art Basel, Miami
V1 X - Tonight we won’t be bored, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
188.8.131.52.0, RH Gallery, New York
Marrakech Bienalle, Marrakech, Morocco
Watch your step, The Flag Art Foundation, New York,
Portrait of a generation, The Hole, New York
CTRL Group two, Brian Miller Gallery, Texas
Photography is, Higher Pictures, New York
Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, Performa 11, New York
True Love, The National Museum of Photography, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
STATUS, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Independent Rites, V1 Gallery, Denmark
What’s Next, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam
VOLCANO EXTRAVAGANZA, Fiorucci Foundation, Stromboli, Italy
Orientale, 53rd Venice Bienalle, Venice,
Open studio, Viafarini, Milan
Recessional Aesthetics, James Taylor Project, London
By night, Trädgården, Stockholm
24 Month Meditation, The Island, Italy
Hard Future, Brighton Festival, Brighton
OneShot, Allmänna Gallery, Stockholm
Triumph of the Will, The Centre of the Universe, London
SHOWstudio, Somerset House, London
Free Art Fair, The Barbican Centre, London
SU:MBISORI, Jeju Museum of Art, Korea
Conflict, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Starmaker, E:vent Gallery, London
Nought to Sixty, ICA, London
SEEN… S.C.U.M. & Matthew Stone, Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery, London
GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, London
The Destruction of Atlantis, Union, London
OPTIMISM: THE ART OF OUR TIME, co-curated by Matthew Stone, Hannah Barry Gallery, London
And as they reached for God with their fingertips, their toes wrote stories in the sand, Assab One, Milan
Bold Tendencies II, Hannah Barry Gallery, London
Bad Year Blimp, Alma Enterprises, London
GOTHIC, Fieldgate Gallery, London
EYESORE, V1 Gallery, Denmark
!WOWOW! and Plastique Fantastique, Tate Britain, London
Gravity’s Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens
DAZED & CONFUSED vs ANDY WARHOL, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art,Gateshead
Feral Kingdom, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Ruhe Bewahren, Arthouse Tacheles, Berlin
Multiple Discipline, Union Gallery, London
The Event, International Project Space, Birmingham
10 Rooms and a Sculpture Garden, Lyndhurst Way, London.
Rising Tendencies Toward the United States of Mind, !WOWOW! Roaming Space, London
Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, !WOWOW! Roaming Space (Area 10), London
Spectacular Spectacular!, !WOWOW! Roaming Space, London
*RT SH*M*N (performance supporting Lali Chetwynd), ICA, London
Shot all portraits for Ever Conscious manifesto a one-off magazine focusing on environmental sustainability and distributed worldwide. Carsten Holler designed an artwork for the cover.
The Body as Lightning Conductor, Performance presented with MikeQ at The Hole curated space in Miami as part of Miami Art Basel.
After being nominated by Marina Abramovic, artist residency programme Viafarini in Milan completed.
Dazed & Confused magazine commission Matthew Stone to photograph and collaborate with Riccardo Tisci on the cover of the 20th anniversary issue. The cover is accompanied by a 18 page editorial.
“Interconnected Echoes - The Salon” reoccurs as part of The Great British Art Debate at Tate Britain.
“The Centre of the Universe” is an artist-led/non-profit, nomadic art-space initiated by Stone (ongoing project)
CTRL.ALT.SHIFT, Artist Mentor to Newcastle students working at the Baltic for a project in partnership with Ctrl.Alt.Shift, a new experimental youth initiative that aims to engage people in global issues, using art as a catalyst for change.
“Manifesto Marathon” - Serpentine
“Interconnected Echoes – The Salon” is a weekly meeting place and discussion forum at the Hospital Club, London.
Interconnected Echoes functions as a basis for a series of interviews, in which Stone asks people he admires big questions. As the interviews progress everybody questioned adds a question. These questions in turn become the basis for future interviews. Each question links back to the answers of the person who asked it.
Optimism As Cultural Rebellion provides ongoing documentation of Stone’s practice.
Portrait of a Generation, Anteism/The Hole Books
The Body Beyond, published by Junsuke Yamasaki. Limited edition of 1000.
Optimism as Cultural Rebellion (Show catalogue) published by Holey Books. (Ltd edition produced with printed hardback wooden cover.)
100, Edited by Francesca Gavin, Laurence King Publishing.
Manifesto Marathon, The Serpentine. Hans-Ulrich Obrist.
Interconnected Echoes, Post-IT, Published by Paul Freches Gallery. - Includes interview by Hans-Ulrich Obrist.
Nought to Sixty, ICA Press, Edited by Mark Sladen
OPTIMISM, Hannah Barry Press, London - Foreword written by Matthew Stone.
NOT A PHOTO, The Hole, New York