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Sebastian Acker

b. 1981 in Lichtenstein, Germany
lives and works in Berlin

 


Education

2010-12 MFA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2004-07 BA (Hons) Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Arts, London
2002-03 Foundation, Chelsea College of Arts, London

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Ennis House, Black Flamingo Projects @ Fahrbereitschaft / Haubrok Foundation, Berlin
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2017 Mountain Village (with Phil Thompson), Neuer Ravensburger Kunstverein, Germany

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

2018 May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way, Exile Gallery at MANIFESTA 12, Palermo
Diving Into a Teacup (screening)ICA, London
Mountain Village (screening), Strelka Institute/The New Normal, Moscow
The Starting Point that will Also Be the Exit (screening), The Souvenir Museum, Paris
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2015 Chelsea 10, Cookhouse Gallery/Triangle Space, London
Stones in a Field – Sorbus Video Week, Sorbus Galleria, Helsinki
Magnolia Cube, 114 Middleton Road, London
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2014 Sanssouci Realty Issue #1: The Latte Vision (screening), curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini and Paul Flannery, tank.tv
Flow, Store, London
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2013 Nova Art Prize, Phillips Auction House, London
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2012 Ersatzmonument, C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts, Dresden, Germany
The Function of the Oblique – Action, curated by Attilia Frattori Franchini, Son Gallery, London
The Function of the Oblique – Resistance, curated by Attilia Frattori Franchini, No Format Gallery, London
Come to Disruption, Arcadia Missa, London
Come to Disruption, Tove’s Galleri – Vesterbro ConTemporary Workout Space, Copenhagen
Slade Postgraduate Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London
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2011 We Worked in Squares and Loved in Triangles, with Phil Thompson, SSE Space, London
Slade Interim Show, with Phil Thompson, Slade Research Centre, London
Bloomsbury Festival, with Phil Thompson, Gordon Square, London
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2009 The Ceiling Show, Supine Studios, London
2007 CAMPing Dresden, 7. Stock, Dresden, Germany

 

Awards and Honours

2017 Arts Council England, project grant, UK
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2013 Nova Art Prize, UK
Legion TV Residency, shortlisted, UK
Ideas Tap Film Fund (with Phil Thompson), UK
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2012 Land Securities Studio Award, UK 
Duveen Travel Scholarship (with Phil Thompson), UK
Danish Arts Council, Exhibition Grant with Come to Disruption, DK
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2011 Littoral Arts Trust, Merz Barn Residency, Cumbria, UK.
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2010 AHRC Scholarship, UK
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2009 CeRCCa Residency, Llorenc del Penedes, Spain
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2008 Jatka Project Residency, Cesky Krumlov, CZ.
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2007 7.Stock Residency, Dresden, Germany

 

Bibliography/Publications

2018 Barbara Engel (ed.), Historical versus Modern: Identity through Imitation? (Berlin: Jovis, 2018, ISBN 978-3-86859-498-0)
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2015 U. Ströbele, A. Greiner and J.P. Sexauer, 24h Skulptur – Notes on Time Sculptures (Berlin: Distanz, 2015, ISBN 978-3-95476-125-8) 94 
Martina Dlugaiczyk, “Aura für Alle”. In Die Ausstellungskopie, edited by Anette Tietenberg (Cologne: Böhlau, 2015, ISBN 978-3-412-22120-1) 99, 108
Martina Dlugaiczyk, “Surrogate Cities in China und Europa”. In Muster im Transfer, edited by Anette Tietenberg (Cologne: Böhlau, 2015, ISBN 978-3-412-22475-2) 247
Fernholme Road Living Project, Kitson Road No. 6, (London: Camberwell Press, 2015, ISBN 978-1-908971-40-1) 46
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2014 Pau Cata, CeRCCa 2009-2014, (Barcelona: Centre de Recerca i Creacio Casamarles, 2014, ISBN: 978-84-617-1778-1) 28-29
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2013 Allison C. Meier, “Capturing the Chinese Copy Town Trend”, Hyperallergic, May 14, 2013
Samuel Medina, “A Pair Of Artists Reveal China’s Counterfeit Cities”, FastCoDesign, May 20, 2013
Ryan O’Hanlon, “Why Is China Stealing Cities, Towns, and Buildings?”Pacific Standard, May 16, 2013
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2012 Rozsa Farkas and Tom Clark, “How to Sleep Faster e2”, e-journal by Arcadia_Missa, December 2012
“Slade Sculpture 2012”, print collection, published by Slade School of Fine Art, June 2012
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2011 “XY/Z – Sculpture 2011”, print collection, published by Slade School of Fine Art, June 2011
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2009 Alistair Wildblood and Eugenia Ivanassevic,”Supine Studios Autumn/Winter 2009″, catalogue, November 2009

 

Talks and Lectures

2018 Remote Artist Talk, Strelka Institute / The New Normal, Moscow
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2014 Visiting Artist Lecture, Contextual Practice Series, Chelsea College of Arts, London
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2013 Duveen Talk, Slade School of Fine Art, London
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2012 Artist Talk, Arcadia_Missa, London
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2010 Guest Lecture, Spaces & Narrations Lecture Series, Chelsea College of Arts, London