Parker's Box



Born 1970 Ipsden, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Among other projects, Simon Faithfull, has developed a practice primarily using a palm pilot as a sketch pad, allowing him to quickly record the world around him - often the most immediate subjects which offer themselves -such as traffic and commercial signs and signposts, architecture, skylines, vehicles, his dog, people etc. These drawings are then processed and produced on vinyl, plastic, glass or paper, or sometimes made available by e-mail subscription. In some recent pieces, Faithfull has experimented with blowing up the scale of the palm pilot pixels making their subjects more ambiguous in near abstract configurations, which nevertheless represent observational drawings. In parallel to this practice and as an extension of it, Simon Faithfull has also regularly undertaken video projects also involving notions of observation.

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SOLO shows
2011 Going Nowhere, Simon Faithfull, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, New York  
2010 Simon Faithfull: Recent Findings, Harris Museum, Preston, UK
Voyages Extraordinaires, CRAC, Alsace, France
2009 Gravity Sucks, British Film Institute, London
2008 Simon Faithfull: Selected Video Works, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France
Gravity Sucks, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany
2006 Ice Blink, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA; Stills Gallery, Edinburg, Scotland; Cell, London, United Kingdom
2005 Antarctica Dispatches, CCA, Glasgow (+screens at: ICA, Southampton City Gallery), Scotland
2004 Hard Drive, ICA (digital studio), London, United Kingdom
Vanishing Point-Pump House, Battersea, London, United Kingdom
30Km, Film and Video Umbrella Commission -Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2003 Dreamland, Turner Contemporary, Margate, USA
30Km, Woolaton Hall (Now festival), Nottingham, (Film and Video Umbrella commission), United Kingdom
Terrestial Investigation #256, SPACE, London, United Kingdom
2002 Dogends, Transit Space, London, United Kingdom
Psychotopography, Artsway, Hampshire, United Kingdom
2000 Moth Island, Lotts Island and Watermans Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom
1999 Y, Veemvloer Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1998 Hertford Union, Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Drone, Rack Gallery, Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom
GROUP shows
  2011 Lines Fiction, Fruehsorge | Galerie für Zeichnung, Berlin, Germany
Broke Fall (Organic), Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, Italy
Rohkunstbau XVIII, Schloss Marquardt, Potsdam, Germany
2010 WNTRSLN, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Voyages Extraordinaires, Simon Faithfull + Christoph Keller, CRAC Alsace, France
Control Issues, Mills Gallery, Boston, USA
Collaborators 2, ROOM, London
Actual Fears / Mixed Gaps & Vertigo, CAN, Centre d'Art Neuchâtel, Switzerland
To the Elements! Aesthetic Phenomena of Climate Change, Goethe-Institut, New York
Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Ten Years Hunting [Part Two], Parker´s Box, New York City, NY
WEISS, Ice / White, Kunstverein KISS Abtsgmünd-Untergröningen, Germany
Unwetter, AdK, AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE, Berlin
Spatial city: the architecture of idealism, INOVA, Milwaukee, USA
Inclemencia del Tiepo, Subte, Montevideo, Uruguay
2009 There is No Road, Laboral, Gijon, Spain
Déplacements, un choix d’oeuvres parmi les acquisitions récentes du FRAC Franche-Comté,
le 10neuf, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain, Montbéliard, France
Mortal Coil, Parker’s Box, New York, USA
Simon Faithfull & Carla Guagliardi, Schwerlos, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Mobile Research Sation no.1 (commission for Wunderland), Skulpturen Park Berlin
Cargo, Auto Center, Berlin
Animated, Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble, France
Look No Hands, Cell, London
Drawing Quirks 3, Parkers Box, NY
Intempéries, OCA, São Paulo
Intempéries, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro
Desaturated, Art Centre Chulalongkorn, Bangkok
Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia/Argentina
Intémperie, Stadtgalerie Kiel
2008 Simon Faithfull & Carla Guagliardi, Schwerlos - Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
No. it is opposition (Carla Zaccagnini), Art Gallery of York University, York, Toronto, Canada
Fake Moon, Nightly intervention for the Big Chill festival, United Kingdom
Crows from Berlin, Tavistock Square, London, United Kingdom (part of In Transit)
Shy Fountain, Skulpturen im Park: Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London, United Kingdom
2007 Freehand, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany
It Starts From Here, De la Warr Pavilion, United Kingdom
(C)artography: map-Making as Artform, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
New Forest Pavillion, 52nd International Arts Exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia, Venice, Italy
A Proposal, De la Warr Pavillion, Sussex, UK
Artists' Airshow II, Gunpowder Park, London (Arts Catalyst event), United Kingdom
Nébuleuses, LIA, Grenoble, France
Selection Box, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Lost O, Ashford, United Kingdom
Experience Insulaire: Carte blanche à attitudes, Geneve, le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Animated Stories, CaixaForum Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
Animated Stories, Le Fresnoy, Lille, France
Das Buch, Heidelberg Kunstverein, Germany
2006 Anstoss Berlin, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Animated Stories, CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
Timeless, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Strangers With An Angelic Faces, Akbank Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Tekenlust/Drawing Lust, Kunsthalle Lophem, Belgium Whistable Bienalle, Kent, UK
The Animators, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Videodyssey, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA; Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, France
Wandering Rocks, Gimpel fils, London, United Kingdom
2005 Draw!, Galerie du Jour agnesB, Paris, France
The Future Is Stupid, MAMA, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Throb, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2004 One Knows The Colours..., Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Dwellen, Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark
White Station, Pump House Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Artist's Air Show, Farnborough - Arts Catalyst curated live-event, United Kingdom
Remote Control, Angel Row, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Time On Your Hands, Standpoint Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Artschool, Bloomberg SPACE, London, United Kingdom
2003 13 messages, email project commissioned by low-fi for DMZ
Bag Lady, Cell, London, United Kingdom
The Map is Not The Territory III, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham, United Kingdom
Market Forces, group online project
Bad Quality, Winchester Gallery + Millais Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom

2002 Simon Faithfull & Bruno Peinado, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
The Map is Not The Territory, England & Co., United Kingdom
EMail Art, Centre of Attention (email project)
Border Line, Veemvloer Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Science Fair, Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom
Flow, Regents Canal, London, United Kingdom (site specific project)
2001 A Record Of Events, Hales Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Drawing Quirks, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Temporary Accommodation, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2000 Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA (Residency)
Parklight, (6 artists commissions), Clissold Park, London, United Kingdom
Week of Small Miracles, (Site-specific projects)
Include Me Out, London, United Kingdom
Mole Gap Trail, Surrey (permanent commission)
1999 Land of Milk and Honey, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Ireland
1998 Superstore in The Mountains, Austria
Campaign Against Living Miserably, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
Whitechapel Open, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom
1997 Civil engineering, Tulipamwe, Namibia (residency and exhibition)
1996 Un Autre Gin Cheri?, Dijon, France
Sad, Gasworks, London, United Kingdom
1994-1996 Master of Fine Art - Reading University
1986-89 BA First Class - Central St Martins School of Art
2009 Liverpool to Liverpool, permanent commission
2006 Lea, Department of Culture, Media & Sport, London, permanent commission
2005 175ft above Birmingham, University Hospital, Birmingham, permanent commission
2000 Way, Mole Gap Trail, Surrey, permanent commission
2004 13, Commission for Channel4 and Arts council, screened C4
2003 30Km, Film and Video Umbrella Commission (see above)
Terrestial Investigation #256, DVD, commission by SPACE
2002 Orbital no.1, Artsway, Hampshire, 110min DVD projection
1998 Going Nowhere, 5 min VHS, Rack Gallery, Bermondsey, London, UnitedKingdom
1996 Isle of Dogs, 35mm,10 minute (funded by BBC and BFI), co-writer/director
TELEVISION BBC2, 10x10 series, 1996, 98, 99
FESTIVAL London, Edinburgh, Nevere (France), Gichon (Spain)
In 1998 founded the digital arts organisation "e-2", its remit being to explore the Internet as a space for contemporary art and culture. Works curated include:

2000 Anna Best Error 404 - Launched at the Lux Gallery, June
Tomoko Takahashi word perfect Collaboration with Chisenhale gallery (nominated work for 2000 Turner Prize)
Janice Kerbal Bird Island - Launched at the Lux Gallery, June
1999 Susan Collins Cruisin - Launched at the 291 Gallery, March
1998 Geraint Evans A House is not a Home - Launched in Whitechapel Open
David Lilley Tome - Launched in Whitechapel Open
Brighid Lowe Now Here / Nowhere - Launched in Whitechapel Open
Gill Ord Pigstails - Launched in Whitechapel Open
2005 Helsinki + Lapland, British Council/HIAP
2004 Antarctic Residency with British Antarctic Survey
2000 Triangle, New York, USA
1997 Tulipamwe, Namibia
1995-1998 Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxon, United Kingdom, co-founder & coordinator
2003-present Slade School of Fine Art - Lecturer (point 4)
Nottingham Trent University - visiting lecturer
2002 University of Westminster - visiting lecturer
University Of Birmingham - visiting lecturer
2001 Central St Martins School of Art - visiting lecturer
2000 University of East London, Architecture Dept.- visiting lecturer

Goldsmiths University, Fine Art/ Hist. Of Art- part-time lecturer Camberwell School of Art - visiting lecturer

2009 British Film Institute, Gravity Sucks, an ‘illustrated lecture’
Humbolt University, Gravity Sucks,. an ‘illustrated lecture’
2008 Smart, Amsterdam, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
Polar, British Library, speaker at conference
Artist’s Airshow (Arts Catalyst), UK, Gravity Sucks, ‘illustrated lecture’
Manheim Science Festival, Germany, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
52nd Venice Bienalle, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
2006 Royal Antiquaries Society, London, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
2005 Helsinki Photography Festival, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
East05, Norwich Gallery, UK, Ice Blink, ‘illustrated lecture’
Tate Britain - The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton and Simon Faithfull
2004 Workshop on the Preservation of Digital Art,CCA-speaker
Tate Modern, Thames Path, Workshop
Serpentine Gallery, Gallery talk (State of Play)
Tate Liverpool, Artist's talk (Stage of drawing)
2003 Turner Contemporary, Margate, Artists talk
2002 CCA, Glasgow - speaker at new media conference
1999 Cruisin project - ICA Seminar (with Susan Collins) - speaker, chair
Waiting Room - Photographers gallery - talk
1998 Curating the Net - ICA cached Seminar - Speaker
2008 ParisArt, May – June
Ollier, Brigitte. Les vidéos sidérantes de Simon Faithfull, Liberation, June 4
2007 Coomer, Martin. Simon Faithfull, New Forest Pavilion, June
Selley, Cela. It Starts From Here; New ideas for modernist measterpiece De La Warr Pavilion,
Bexhillon Sea, 22 June – 9 September, C20 Society, July
Campbell, Lucy. From the plausible to the Bizarre, Its starts from here, Blueprint, June
2006 Darwent, Charles. Art at the Extremes, ArtReview (London: June 2006)
Faithfull, Simon. Ice Blink, London: Bookworks
Faithfull, Simon. Lost, Laconic Die Metropole am Waldsee: Bald ist Anstoss, Monopol magazine, June/July
Muller, Katrin Bettina. Standort Stadtrand, Die Tageszeitung June 22
Walde, Gabriela. Schaufenster Berlin, Die Welt, 22 June
Kent, Sarah. Simon Faithfull, Review: Ice Blink ÐCell, Time Out, April 19
Kent, Sarah. Simon Faithfull, The art profile, Time Out, April 19
Simon Faithfull, Galleries/Brooklyn, The New Yorker, May 1s
Dault, Julia. Visual stimulation:A guide to Images Festival, National Post, April 13
Coxhead, Gabriel. Drawing - Crossing the line, FinancialTimes, Weekend Mag, March 25
Kingston, Angela. The Animators, Catalogue published by Angel Row Gallery, June
2005 Walde, Gabriela. Der Kunstler, der in die Kalte fuhr, Die Welt, January 8
Colin Berry, Icy Palms, I.D. magazine, March/April
Berg Watching, Guardian Unlimited, January 14
2004 Alexander Menden, Nachrichten aus dem Nichts, Süddeutche Zeitung, 23 November
Roger Cox, Electronic lines on an epic voyage across the frozen Southern Ocean, The Scotsman, 14th December
Karin Goodwin, E-mail artist to send daily show from Antarctic trek, The Sunday Times - Scotland, 5th December
Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Dwellen (catalogue for Dwellen exhibition,Copenhagen)
Martin Coomer, Simon Faithful - Pump House, Time Out 14th-21st July
Deborah Dean, Remote Control (catalogue for Angel Row exhibition, Nottingham)
Simon Faithfull, Ideas Vol.1 (published by Pump House Gallery)
2003 Donna De Salvo, Virtually Anywhere (essay), Dreamland (published by Turner Contemporary)
2002 Click Art, Design Week, 8th Aug
Helen Sumpter, The Great Escape, The Big Issue, 18th-24th March
Sally O'Reilly, Screen Works (catalogue for Psychotopography exhibition), Artsway Publication
Rebecca Geldard, Simon Faithfull - Transit Space, Time Out, 18th May
2001 Duncan McLaren, Temporary Accommodation- Whitechapel Art gallery, Independent on Sunday, 4th February
Whitechapel Gallery, Temporary Accommodation, (catalogue for Temporary Accommodation exhibition-including interview with Faithfull by Laurence Sillars)
1998 David Lillington, Simon Faithfull-Chisenhale Gallery, Art Monthly, November
Simon Faithfull, Adelaide (booklet published by Faithfull and Chisenhale gallery)
1997 Tripod, Faithfull, Publications

Parker's Box
193 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211