Sookoon Ang
John Arndt
Backbreakerneckbrace
Elisabetta Benassi
Wolfgang Berkowski
Johanna Billing
Brian Block
Opie Boero-Imwinkelried
Daniel Bozhkov
Lasse Brandt
aka Bosse Sudenburg

Sarra Brill
Thomas M. Callori
Rob Carter
Anetta Mona Chisa
Suzy Cho
William Cobbing
Tyler Coburn
Patricia Cronin
Keren Cytter
Jen DeNike
Robert Ladislas Derr
Stanislao Di Giugno
Ra di Martino
Honoré d'O
Steven Eastwood
Chris Ernst
Billy Erhard
Mariana Ferratto
Oriana Fox
Rainer Ganahl
Jean-Baptiste Ganne
Mario Garcia Torres
Emil Goh
Goldiechiari
Dara Greenwald
Vincent Grenier
Jesper Just
Rob Johannesma
John Kelly
Jeroen Kooijmans
William Lamson
Penny Lane

Sandra Eula Lee
Jochen Lempert
Jason Livingston
Jennifer Locke
Giuliano Lombardo
Marie Losier
Mary Magsamen
& Stephen Hillerbrand

Giulia Mainenti
Kristine Marx
Tara Mateik
Ursula Mayer
Jacopo Miliani
Franklin Miller
Vincenzo Mistretta
Liana Miuccio
Joshua Mosley
Willett Moss
Shana Moulton
Lydia Moyer
Jeremy Newman
New Humans
Nicedisc
Olaf Nicolai
Dan Oki
Joao Onofre
Jimmy Owenns
Arzu Ozkal Telhan
Jose Parral
Sarah Paul
Julie Perini
Rosalind Peters
PH.ON
Alessandro Piangiamore
Cesare Pietroiusti
Frederic Post
Gunter Puller
Marco Raparelli
Alia Raza
Asad Raza
Jack Riccobono
G. Alan Rhodes
Manuel Saiz
Alessandro Sarra
Corrado Sassi
Mathew Sawyer
Jennifer Schmidt
Guendalina Salini
Cigdem Slankard
Claudia Sohrens
Mirjam Somers
Nomi Talisman
Jennet Thomas
Jennie Thwing
Lucia Tkacova
Nathan Townes-Anderson
Thomas Tsang
Ken Ueno
Guido van der Werve
Marcella Vanzo
Nico Vascellari
Luca Vitone
Clemens von Wedemeyer
Patrick Ward
Julita Wojcik
Emiliano Zelada
ZimmerFrei
Sarah Zwerling

Excavation, 2004
video, color, sound

Demolition, 2004
video, color, sound

Driving, 2004
video, color, sound

The Kiss, 2004
video, color, sound

Earth Printer,
video, color, sound

Eating My Teeth, 2002-2004
video, color, sound

Gradiva Project, 2006
video, color, sound

Moon Walker 1, 2009
video, color, sound

Moon Walker 2, 2009
video, color, sound


WILLIAM COBBING (UK)

In the recent series of videos people perfunctorily prod wet clay with their hands or repetitively chip away at concrete that covers parts of their clothed body or the surrounding space, such as an external suburban wall or the dashboard of a car, to humorously unsettling effect. Chipping away at a lump of concrete which buries the head could reflect a desire to brutally shed light onto a disturbed state of mind. The relationship between the two figures who blindly caress each others’ soft clay covered heads seems to embody a paradox of desire and repulsion.  

These visceral encounters depict a transgression of discrete bodily boundaries between individuals and their environment, creating an abject sense of formlessness, and an entropic return to the gunge of the earthly ground.  The protagonists seem passively trapped in an endless cycle, with the video loop perhaps referring to a Sisyphean notion of absurdity deriving from ongoing struggle as opposed to final conclusion. 

Education
1998-2000
De Ateliers International Artists Studio Program, Amsterdam
1994-1997
BA Fine Art Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

Solo Exhibitions
2007
Gradiva Project The Freud Museum and Camden Arts Centre, London (6 December 2007 - 28 January 2008)
2006
William Cobbing Netwerk/ Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium
2005
Wall to Wall TENT, Rotterdam
2004
William Cobbing The Pump Rooms Art Museum, Leamington Spa
2003
William Cobbing PercyMiller Gallery, London
2002
Escape chutes Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
2001
Eating my teeth Galerie Fons Welters-Playstation, Amsterdam
2000
Mutations Stichting Archipel The Netherlands

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007
Medicine Now Wellcome Trust, London
Galerie Valerie, Venice
2006
Room with a View Gemeentmuseum, The Hague
Mandlehandered Tram Depot Gallery, London
Open Video Projects @ Blueroom, Rialtosantambrogio, Rome
Pixel Me RASA, Belgium
Overlap 2 British School at Rome
Let there be light BFAMI, Sotheby’s, London
2005
Over de mensen en de dingen Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Sunday Screenings MK-G Milton Keynes Gallery
The Library of Babel Courtauld Institute of Arts, London
2004
A Secret History of Clay TATE Liverpool
Body-Con A-I-T Tokyo
2003
The Book Show The Nunnery, London
Sidetrack PercyMiller Gallery, London
Prospects Drawing Prize, Old Truman Brewery, London
2002
Early Works De Ateliers, Amsterdam
Haunted House Outline, Amsterdam
2001
Hang up Galerie Fons Welters-Playstation, Amsterdam
Do not disturb Galerie 68 Elf, Cologne
2000
Mostyn Open 11 Llandudno, Wales
Partie 8 Internationales Künstforum Drewen, Germany

Selected Bibliography
2006
Knack [Nov] Luk Lambrecht
2005
Metropolis M [Nr.5 Oct/Nov]
De Volkskrant [12/9] Paul Depondt
2004
Blueprint [May] ‘A new growth in art’ p.39 Katy Dunn
The Guardian [14/2] The Guide, Jessica Lack
The Guardian [9/2] Picks of the week, Jessica Lack
2003
The Art Newspaper [No.137 June] Louisa Buck
Contemporary [July/August] Richard Dyer
2002
Frieze [Issue 71 Nov/Dec] Alex Mar
De Volkskrant [3/7] ‘Zwart gezwel uit autowiel’ Merlijn Schoonenboom
Early Works [cat.] Dominic van den Boogerd
2001
Frieze 100 [www.frieze.com] Sophie Berrebi
Metropolis M [Dec/Jan 2000/1] Vivian van Saaze
2000
Der Tagesspiegel [3/9] Christoph Tannert

Residencies/Research
2005/6 Arts Council England Helen Chadwick Fellowship British School at Rome & The Ruskin
2003 BüroFriedrich Berlin Project Studio Fonds BKVB
2002/3 Prix De Rome Beeldhouwen [sculpture award 2nd stage] Rijksakademie, Amsterdam