Shalini Ganendra Fine Art advisory
Dragonfly, 2012 Wood 7" wing span MATT GOLDEN b.1974 UK Golden is the winner of the prestigious Arts Foundation Yoma Sasburg Award for Sculpture (2011) and the recipient of the acclaimed Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation scholarship (2006). Since receiving his MA in sculpture from the Royal College of Art in London in 2005, Golden’s exceptional career took him to artist residencies at the Kyoto Zokei University in Japan (2011), Insel Hombroich, Germany (2007) and SGFA’s Vision Culture Residency, Malaysia (2012). He has exhibited internationally and his solo exhibitions include ‘Sensitivity to the Impermanence of Being’ at Art House Foundation, London (2011); ‘Somehow, Someday, Somewhere’ with Bischoff/Weiss (2008); and ‘Two Drops a Cloud Makes’ at Campbell Works, London (2007). He has participated in a large number of group exhibitions in the UK and abroad: ‘Young British Art’, curated by Ryan Gander, at Limoncello Gallery, London (2011); ‘Player Player Player’ at Poppy Sebire Gallery, London (2011); ‘Sameness and Difference’ at The Russian Club Gallery, London (2010); ‘Kyoto Art Walk’ at Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan (2009); and ‘Plus’ at Museum Wiesbaden in Wiesbaden, Germany (2007). Golden’s imaginative art practice interacts and leaves traces in the cities he works in. His concept of ‘expanded sculptures’ requires ‘framing’ his works within the world through a number of unorthodox processes, such as performance, role-playing, collaborations and interventions. He has previously collaborated with migrant street artists to tackle the themes of survival and displacement (London), added a dreamlike quality to air vents and extractor fans by tying colourful ribbons (Kyoto), and even transformed a gallery into a music venue, giving a performance in a disguise of his alter-ego, fictional troubadoure, Juan Carlode (Bremen). Golden avoids using traditional mediums; he says “the point (of his art practice) nowadays is more that of finding materials or situations where I find myself in, that I can get involved with. EXHIBITION CATALOGUE