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David Hancock : biography

°1973, lives and works in Manchester, UK. Currently the Residency Coordinator at the Chinese Arts Centre and P/T Painting Tutor, University of Huddersfield

Education: BA (Hons) Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2007                      ‘How Can Someone so Young Sing Words So Sad’, Transit, Mechelen, Belgium
2006                      ‘Who Will Eat my Sadness’, The Agency, London
2005                      ‘The Beautiful People’, Leicester City Gallery
2004                      ‘Jane Says…’, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2003                      ‘The Beautiful People’, Comme Ca Gallery, New York, USA
2003                      ‘The Beautiful People’, Kirkby Gallery, Kirkby Liverpool
2003                      ‘The Beautiful People’, The Storey Gallery, Lancaster
2002                      ‘The Beautiful people’, DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China
2002                      ‘The Beautiful People’, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
2001                      ‘The Beautiful People’, View 2 Gallery, Liverpool
 ‘The Beautiful People’, Chorlton Mill Gallery, Manchester
2000                      ‘The Beautiful People’, Cartwright Hall, Bradford
2000                      ‘The Horrible People’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
 ‘The Beautiful People’, Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby
1997                      ‘Princess Leia was my first Kiss’, Phillips Contemporary Art, Manchester

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2007                      ‘Teenage Kicks’, Vegas Gallery, London
2006                      ‘I-POD Killed the Video Star’, Showroomama, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2005                      ‘Children of the Grave- Masters of Reality’, The Agency London
2005                      ‘Young Masters’, Art Fortnight London
2005                      ‘Hand in Hand we Walk Alone’, Clapham Art Gallery
2004                      ‘Forever Beautiful’, Clapham Art Gallery, London
2003                      ‘Thermo 03’ The Lowry, Manchester
2002                      ‘A Word from our Sponsors’, Liverpool Biennial Independents 02
2002                      ‘Perverse Pop’, Catto Contemporary, London
2002                      ‘The Battle for Realism’, Inside Space, Selfridges, London
2001                      ‘The Builder’s Arms’, International 3, Manchester
2001                      BP Portrait Award 2001, National Portrait Gallery, London
2000                      ‘Inferno’, LMN Project, Guildhall, Newcastle
2000                      BP Portrait Award 2000, National Portrait Gallery, London
1999                      John Moores 21, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1996                      ‘Graduate UK’, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
‘Northern Graduates’, Royal College of Art, London
1995                      ‘Re-assessing Poussin’, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Self-curated Group Shows:

2007                      ‘Faith’, Dean Clough, Halifax & Gallery Primo Alonso
2006                      ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’, Liverpool Biennial Independents 06 & Gallery Primo Alonso, London
2006                      ‘Jerusalem’, Dean Clough, Halifax
2006                      ‘Manchester, So Much to Answer For’, Warsaw Projects, Manchester
2004                      ‘Le Petit Paysage’, Liverpool Biennial Independents 04 & Comme Ca, Manchester
2004                      ‘We Didn’t Mean to be Bad Kids, TV Made Us Do It’, Warrington Museum &    Art Gallery, Hertfordshire University, St Albans & Collins Gallery, Glasgow
2002                      ‘I’ll be your Mirror’, Warsaw Projects, Manchester


2002                      British Council for DDM Warehouse Residency
2002                      Shortlisted for BOC Emerging Artist Award 2002
2001                      City Life’sVisual Arts Exhibition of the Year 2001
Shortlisted for Fresh Artist 2001 Award
2001                      Northwest Arts Board- Individual Artists Award
 Commended in BP Portrait Award
1998                      Northwest Arts Board- Individual Artists Award


2004                      Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington
2002                      DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China
 ‘Artist at Work’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Selected Publications:

2007                      Artists & Illustrators (My studio), April Issue
2005                      Artists & Illustrators (Main feature), December Issue
2004                      Flaca Annual 2004
2003                      Interview in V&A Magazine, Winter Edition
2002                      Interview in Art World, China, November Edition
2001                      Perverse Pop, Catto Compemporary, Exhibition Catalogue
BP Portrait Award 1990-2001, NPG publications
2001                      Profiled in Art Review, March Edition
2000                      Flux Space, Flux Magazine
1999                      John Moores 21, NMGM Publications

Self-Published Artists’ Books:

2004                       Lost Beneath the Waves by Brya Weths, Warsaw Projects
2003                       A Cure for Everything by Brya Weths, Warsaw Projects