Ballinger Point
Bromley High Street
E3 3EH
Demelza Watts
(B.1990, Wiltshire)
Lives and works in London


Nida artist-in-residency programme, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania 

fingers crossed (solo) - 17five, London

“I’ve got everything but the kitchen sink.” - Macao, Milan, Italy 

Fellow at PACTO research program, Various locations across Europe.


Academiae Youth Art Biennale - Franzensfeste Fortress, Bolzano, Italy
Homework (duo) - G.A.P., Glurns, Italy
Inside Job - Tate Modern, London
SupaStore Human - The Dikeou Collection, Denver, USA


Video Festival - Centrum, Berlin, Germany
Pass the Knife (solo) -  The Gramounce, London
Pub Quiz - Chalton Gallery, London
4:42 - 5th Base Gallery, London,
My Laptop is my home, the screen is my view. (solo) - Skelf, Virtual project space
It’s not about being wanted or ‘Should I have bothered getting out of bed’ - Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Penki paprasti žingsniai iki sėkmės - Shch/šč, Vilnius, Lithuania
Buffet D’Art - Hestercombe House, Somerset, UK
free time (solo) - Silicon Malley, Lausanne, Switzerland
Big Break - Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, USA


Five Finger Discount - Bronze Dog Project Space, Göteborg, Sweden
Turning Worms - Wigan, UK
THE GEO POLITICS OF MONETIZED AIRSPACE - Come Fly with Me, I Meet You by the Airside Gucci Concession at 4, Fox Fur Hat - Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
Buffet D’Art - Ambica P3, London
Vetement - DOC, Paris, France
MONO USA - Spark Central, Washington, USA
pea proposals - Art Car Boot Fair, London
The garden as a plinth for Sculpture - Vtopos, Studio RCA, London
MONO Stroboskop Edition - Stroboskop, Warsaw, Poland
Buffet D’Art - Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
They shake the mountains when they dance - Chalton Gallery, London


mine (solo) - 395, London
AIRBOMB - Royal Academy, London
MONO4.1 - Ciné 13, Paris, France
MONO4 - Courtyard Theatre, London
#ARCHIVEGIFTSHOP - Camden Arts Centre, London
London Open - Whitechapel Gallery, London
Here - Drawing room and Tannery Arts, London
HOY HOY HOY curated by Aidan O'Sullivan - The Film Shop, London, UK
"It used to be talent" - Turf Projects, Croydon, UK
Brick Works, curated by Florence Maschietto in association with the BDA - The Building Centre, London
Royal College of Art Fine Art MA show - Royal College of Art, London
Pause Patina - Camden Arts Centre, London
Flux - Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Latching Firm - Camden Arts Centre, London
N2 - Platform One Gallery, London
/ege of Art - Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, Denmark


Plot - Machines Room, London
Summer Show - Phillips Auction House, London
Stampede - Royal Academy Schools, London
Sculpture Show - Cowley Manor, Gloustershire, UK
Stewarts Law RCA Secret - RCA, London
Friction - Dig, London
Dark - Dyson Gallery, London
RCA ECA Exchange - ECA Sculpture Court, Edinburgh, Scotland
WIP - Royal College of Art Kensington Gore, London


“Demand for boobs (…) digital software mapping”, curated by Soraya Rodriguez - Wimbledon Project Space, London
Exchange Project PART THREE: Oblique Exchange, curated by Claire Undy - APT Gallery, London
Wimbledon College of Art Fine Art Degree show, Wimbledon College of Art, London
Xhibit, Four Corners Gallery, London


Plan.Open. Hidden/Exposed - Mile End Art Pavillion, London
MilesKm - The Bussey Building, London
Park 12 - Cannizaro Park, London


Expanding Fields - Air at Archway, London
Park 11 - Cannizaro Park, London
1071mi = 1724km - Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain, Madrid


Nida artist-in-residency programme, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (2018)
Macao residency, Milan, Italy (2018)
G.A.P. Artist residency, GLurns, Italy (2018)
PACTO artist residency, London (2017-2018)
B.A.R.K. residency - Athens, Greece (2017)
Skelf artist residency, Virtual project space (2017)
Rupert residency program, Vilnius, Lithuania (2017)
Silicon Malley artist in residence, Lausanne, Switzerland (2017)
MilesKm residency project, Rioja, Spain (2014)


pea proposals, public art research group, co-founded with Sarah Staton (2015 - ongoing)
#ARCHIVEGIFTSHOP, Archive Project Commission, collaboration with Nicole Vinokur, Camden Arts Centre, London (2015)
Talent, live art event series, Founder, London, (2013 - 2015)

Publications and Press

The Observer, March 2018
The Guardian International Edition, March 2018
The Rebel Magazine, London, March 2018
An unending battle, Ran Dian, Hong Kong, China, Winter 2015-16
Art Monthly, No.389, London, September 2015
BBC News at 6, TV Interview, London, July 2015
Wall Street International, July 2015
The London Open 2015, exhibition catalogue, Whitechapel Gallery, July 2015
5 Emerging London artists you need to know, GQ Magazine, London, July 2015
The A list, Town and Country, July 2015
Construction in Art, 1883 Magazine, London, March 2015
A Standard Evening, curated by Louise Chignac, Goldsmiths University, London, July 2014
Crack in the Road, Artist Profile, London, June 2013
BAID, Issue 6, Madrid, June 2012
Expanding Fields, Air, London, November 2011
WHIM, Issue 3, London, October 2011


2015 - MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2013 - BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Art, London


Bath Spa University (2016)
Royal College of Art (2016)
Westminster University (2015-2016)
Edinburgh College of Art (2015)
University of Leeds (2015)
Wimbledon College of Art (2013-2015)

(C) demelza watts