About the artist

Toby Christian CV




Lives and works in Glasgow




2009 – 2012       Royal Academy Schools, London 

2004 – 2007       Wimbledon College of Art, London 




2016                 The Collared Ashtray (working title), published by Koenig Books (forthcoming)            

2015                 SpArte, São Paulo, Brazil (forthcoming)

2015                 Ken Cargill Writers Residency, Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath, Scotland (forthcoming)

2015                 Some Sky, Vigo Gallery, London (forthcoming)

2015                 A Bunch of Keys, NAM Project, Milan (forthcoming)





2014                 The Plastically Parroting, Intermedia, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow 
                        A Belgian Fence, RH Contemporary Art, New York  
2013                 Measures, 96-page publication, published by Koenig Books, London
                        The Tread and the Rise, Baró Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil

2012                 The Lounge, The Book, The Routine, Waterstones Piccadilly, London (reading)

2009                 Stage Hands, Fold Gallery, London





2015                 Coletiva Preto et Branco, Baró Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil, 13/01/15 – 01/02/15


2014                 Quiz, curated by Robert Stadler and Alexis Vaillant, Galeries Poirel, Nancy, 13/06/14 – 12/10/14 
                        (with publication)

                        Detours, curated by Ross Downes, Enclave, London


                        The Armory Show 2014



2013                 Disappearance, NAM project, Milan

                        2HB Launch, CCA, Glasgow (screening)

                        ‘ , Fold Gallery, London (with John Robertson)

                        Drawing Biennial 2013, The Drawing Room, London
                        An Arrangement in White, XO Gallery, Leeds 



2012                 K.F.S., The Lookout, Aldeburgh (with France-Lise McGurn)

                        Unseen Blows, with Uriel Orlow, Mandla Reuter, Seventeen, London 

                        Creative Cities Collection, with artists including The Barbican Arts Centre, London   

                        Royal Academy Schools Show 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London 
                        Aspiration Factory, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels                                                                   
                        Coletiva, Baró Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil 
                        In the Light of the Overhead, Postbox Gallery, London



2011                 Prune, Fold Gallery, London (with Dmitri Galitzine)


                        Up Stars, Baró Galeria & Coletivo Amor de Madre, São Paulo, Brazil 

                        Lights are On But Nobody’s Home, Standpoint Gallery, London 
                        Agora: Simultâneo/Instantâneo, Santander Cultural de Porto Alegre RS, Brazil 
                        Premiums 2011, Royal Academy of Arts, London 


2010                 Transcending, LARM Galleri, Copenhagen 
                        The Saatchi 10, Detroit Museum of New Art, MI                   
                        Summer Exhibition 2010, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
                        PRO: Toby Christian and Stephen Warrington, 52 Meters Art Projects, London
                        Arsenal, Baró Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil


2009                 Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Tate Modern, London 

                        Exquisite Trove, The New Art Gallery, Walsall 
                        Psychedelia Paradise, Galerie D’Art, Contemporain, Toulouse, France 

                        Video in Foco/Photo in Foco, Galeria Baró Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil 
                        Cooler Warmer, Standpoint Gallery, London
                        Presque Rien II, Laure Genillard, London

2008                 The Culture Clash, Ximena Garrido-Leccam Working Rooms Project Space, London 
                        You Know I Know He Knows We Know, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels 
                        Yellow Freight, Fold Gallery, London 
                        ARTFutures 2008, Bloomberg Space, London


2007                 4 New Sensations, The Saatchi Gallery in association with Channel 4, London 
                        Deserter, Gallery 33, Berlin  
                        Stick*Stamp*Fly, Gasworks, London 
                        Blankets, House Gallery, London 
                        The Summer Exhibition 2007, The Royal Academy of Arts, London 


2006                 The Summer Exhibition 2006, The Royal Academy of Arts, London    


2005                 Skulpcha, Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon, London, selected by Jeremy Deller, David Austen, Sally Shaw






2013                 Art Market, New York Times, Style Magazine, Alice Gregory
                        2HB Volume 16, published by CCA Glasgow
                        Unseen Blows, exhibition review, Amy Sherlock, Frieze


2012                 24 Artists to Watch, cover feature, Modern Painters, December
                        Creative Cities Collection (cat), 
                        In A Class Of Their Own, Ben Luke, RA magazine, Summer 2012
                        In the Light of the Overhead (cat.), published by Postbox Gallery


2011                 Agora: simultâneo/instantâneo (cat.), Santander Cultural Centre, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil
                        It Keeps Raining, Waterfall magazine
                        Bevel, Chamfer, published by Two Jonny’s project space 

2010                 Unrealised Projects: Volumes 1 - 6, by Sam Ely and Lynn Harris, published by Unrealised Projects and AND Publishing, ISBN 978-1-907840-00-5
                        Emerging Artists 2009, selected by Alexis Vaillant, Frieze


2009                 Featured artist, Catalogue magazine, October
                        New and Used Pianos, texts by Coline Milliard and Tania Kovats, conversation with Brian Griffiths, designed by Tom Merrell, published by Full Flag


2008                 'Presque Rien II', Colin Perry, Art Monthly, December 

2007                 Less Common More Sense magazine, ‘A Drawing on a Photocopy of a Photograph of Bernini’s ‘Ecstasy of St. Teresa’
                        'Snap', Unrealised Projects, Volume 2






2012                Gold Medal, Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts, London


                       Commission awarded by Artsadmin for Bethnal Green Old Town Hall

2008                Winner, Noble Sculpture Prize, London






2013                 ‘Home Theatre’, exhibition of 24 video works, Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo, curated by Toby Christian

2011                 ‘Careers and Young Talent’, panel member, City Hall, London








past exhibitions

17 April – 5 May 2015

Toby Christian

Some Sky

Vigo Gallery