Information


Contact:
demelzabwatts@gmail.com

Studio:
Ballinger Point
Bromley High Street
London
E3 3EH

Member of PACTO Global Art Collective, formed in 2017 

Co-Founder of pea proposals public art research project, founded in 2015. 
Demelza Watts
(B.1990, Wiltshire)
Lives and works in London

Current/Upcoming 

fingers crossed (solo) - 17five, London

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

Artist in Residence - MAWA, Winnipeg, Canada

2018

It’s their thought that counts - CAS, Croydon, London
Up like a sun, down like a pancake. - ICA, Baltimore, USA
Homework - Fountayne Road, London, UK
“I’ve got everything but the kitchen sink.” - Macao, Milan, Italy
I make films because I can, with my MacBook and iPhone that have left me with no money to make anything else. - Macao, Milan, Italy
La Guarida Fiesta - Maygrove, London
Academiae Youth Art Biennale - Franzensfeste Fortress, Bolzano, Italy
Homework - G.A.P., Glurns, Italy
Inside Job - Tate Modern, London
SupaStore Human - The Dikeou Collection, Denver, USA

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

“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

2012

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

2011

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

Residencies

MAWA Artist Residency, Winnipeg, Canada (2019)
Nida artist-in-residency programme, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (2018)
Artist in Residence 17five, London (2018)
:pillow residency at Macao, Milan, Italy (2018)
G.A.P. Artist residency, Glurns, Italy (2018)
PACTO artist residency, London (2017-2018)
B.A.R.K. research 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)

Projects

#ARCHIVEGIFTSHOP, Archive Project Commission, collaboration with Nicole Vinokur, Camden Arts Centre, London (2015)
Talent, live art event series, Founder, London, (2013 - 2015)

Publications

Where Plato taught, exhibition catalogue, Franzensfeste Fortress, Bolzano, Italy, July 2018
The London Open 2015, exhibition catalogue, Whitechapel Gallery, London, July 2015
A Standard Evening, curated by Louise Chignac, Goldsmiths University, London, July 2014 Proposals Volume:2 01/09/12 - 01/06/13, Artist Book, London, June 2013
Proposals Volume:1 01/01/11 - 31/12/11, Artist Book, London, January 2012
Expanding Fields, Air, London, November 2011
WHIM, Issue 3, Wimbledon College of Art, London, October 2011
WHIM, Issue 2, WImbledon College of Art, London, September 2011
WHIM, Issue 3, WImbledon College of Art, London, May 2011

Press

The Observer, March 2018
The Guardian International Edition, March 2018 
Introducing Demelza Watts, 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
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
Crack in the Road, Artist Profile, London, June 2013
BAID, Issue 6, Madrid, June 2012

Education

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

Teaching

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)

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