KELVIN BROWN | Artist CV

Born 1979, Coventry, England. Lives and works in Manchester, England

EDUCATION

MA Communication Art and Design (Thesis Distinction), Royal College of Art, 2013.

COMMISSIONS/ COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2014
Stop Making Sense - Bag Factory, Johannesburg

2013
Chronovisor Prologue - Foodface, London
Counter Culture – Virgin Records 40th Anniversary Show, London
In Dreams I Walk With You - Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon
Action Potential- Oxford University, Oxford
Ratio- David Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.
Posters: Creation, Collection and Context- V&A, London

2012
Sonic Kusama- Tate Modern, London
Migrations of Sound- Tate Britain, London
Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation - Firstsite Gallery, Colchester

2011
Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Chisenhale Gallery, London
Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Berwick Film Festival, Berwick Upon Tweed
Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- The Andolfini, Bristol
Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Bradford Animation Festival, National Media Museum, Bradford
Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Document 9 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Glasgow

2010
Raymond Scott : Music Machines and Mystery- Manchester - Bespoke films, Animations, Music Curating and Events Management.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS/ SCREENINGS

2014
One Minute Volume 8 - Helfa Gelf Art, Wales
Kinodot Film Festival - St Petersberg, Russia
Ginsburg Film Festival - Steve Biko Centre, South Africa
Images Film Festival - Toronto, Canada
Light/Materiality - Second Home, London
One Minute Volume 7 - Furtherfield Gallery, London
One Minute Volume 7 - Bloc Projects, Sheffield
One Minute Volume 7 - The NewBrige Project, Newcastle

2013
Film-Material-Soup - Rogue Project Space, Manchester
One Minute Volume 7 - The Projection Rooms, Hull
Seeking Slow - Testbed 1, London
Vancouver International Film Festival - Vancouver, Canada
One Minute Volume 7 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Acoustic Images - MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
Rural - Red Gallery, London
Acoustic Images - British Film Institute, London
Show 2013 - Royal College of Art, London
Our Autonomous Nature II - Testbed 1, London
Quiet Place - Electric Spring Festival, Huddersfield
Work In Progress - Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
One Minute Volume Six - Furtherfield Gallery, Finsbury Park, London
One Minute Volume Six - Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
Magmart - Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy
One Minute Volume 6- Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair

2012
Acoustic Images - Royal College of Art, London
One Minute Volume Six - The Horse Hospital, London
One Minute Volume Six - Alexandra Park, Manchester
One Minute Volume Six - Museum of Club Culture, Hull
One Minute Volume Six - Aid and Abet, Cambridge

AWARDS

Images Festival Toronto - Audience Award
Gasworks/ Triangle Network - International Fellowship Award

PUBLICATIONS

Persistent Matters: Image, Material at Second Home - Author: Nicky Hamlyn
Virgin Records: 40 years of disruptions - Creative Review
Royal College of Art: Visual Communication degree show - Creative Review

TEACHING 

2013-2014- Course Leader, BA Creative Music Production, CCB/Brighton University
2010-2013- Workshop Leader/ Facilitator, Unravel Project - Venues including: BFI London, Tate Britain London, Center For Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Brighton Art Gallery, Flatpack Festival Birmingham
2006-2011- Lecturer, Acoustics Audio and Video Department, Salford University
2003-2007- Lecturer, School Of Sound Recording

STATEMENT

Kelvin Brown is an award winning artist, DJ, record collector and academic. His work is concerned with human responses to sound, investigating the relationship between memory and emotion, and individual relationships within the sonic topography of modern life. His works ranges from single channel sound work through to multi-channel site specific installations and large scale collaborative projects.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, he regularly shows internationally in galleries and film festival. Recent projects have been presented at the Chisenhale Gallery, Horse Hospital, Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London, The Steve Biko Centre South Africa, The Vancouver International Film Festival and The Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair. He has been the recipient of several awards, including The Gasworks/ Triangle Network International Fellowship awards, as well as winning an Audience Award at Images Festival, Toronto