Michael Burkitt
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MICHAEL BURKITT

 

b. 1985 lives and works in Scunthorpe, UK.

British artist Michael Burkitt is determined to create a masterpiece, at least once. He says he is "in search of a new form". Until he finds it he offers objects, images, sounds, instructions, performances and stories; encouraging collectors and curators to welcome institutional critique to bait the hunt.

 

Believing that "Art is the propaganda of freedom" Burkitt has an affection for movable material; exploring our obsession with efficiency in humorous, laborious and failing processes. His work is always context-specific, site-responsive and connected to an audience. 

 

Burkitt encourages agility in his work embracing the live and unrecorded stories it creates; questioning our commitment to collaboration, relationships with artwork, artists and each other. 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2016

GENERATION, 19.06.2016. London

2015

*Things Michael Burkitt has made and the final event at his gallery, 3irty2wo, Scunthorpe,

2009

MICHAEL BURKITT UNIVERSITY (2009) H Block, Leeds

2008

BREAK THROUGH, MXXXII, Leeds.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012 Young British Art II, Dienstgebäude, Zurich, CH

2011 Young British Art, Limoncello, London

2010 NO SOUL FOR SALE Tate Modern, London

 

PRIZES:

2011 shortlisted Woolgather Art Prize

EDUCATION:

2009 MA Contemporary Art Practice Leeds Beckett University

2007 BA (Hons) Fine Art Leeds Beckett University

2006 Hogeskool Voor De Kunsten Utrecht, NL.

2004 Foundation Leeds College of Art and Design

PUBLIC:

2015 21,188, Camberwell, Camberwell Green, London

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