Cornford and Cross
Selected solo exhibitions and projects

 

The Lion and the Unicorn
Maximum safe load of coal laid on gallery floor
Curated by Kate Pryor
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, England
8 November 2008—31 January 2009


The Abolition of Work
Artists’ fee and budget in one-penny coins laid on gallery floor
Curated by James Green
Exchange Gallery, Penzance, England
29 September—18 November 2007

Trance Nation
Helicopter and searchlight over summer Solstice gathering
Curated by Michael Stanley
Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, England
Dawn to sunrise, 21 June 2007

Words are not Enough
Temporary peace garden over abandoned nuclear bunker; public address by Paul Gough
Curated by Mark Willsher and Emily Druiff
Camberwell, London
16—24 June 2007

Where is the Work?
Photographs, texts on paper
Curated by Sandra Ross
Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London
6 June—5 August 2007

Fire Down Below
Geometry of gallery doorway outlined in red silk ribbon
Curated by Joanne Bushnell
Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, England
24 February—22 April 2007

Where is the Work?
Photographs, texts on paper
Curated by Alistair Robinson
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England
24 November 2005—21 January 2006

Childhood’s End
Anarchy symbol drawn by fighter jet in the sky, shown as two-screen video installation
Joint exhibition with Catherine Elwes
Curated by Mark Segal         
ArtSway Gallery, Sway, England
8 May—20 June 2004
Catalogue essay by John Timberlake and Rachel Garfield 

The Lost Horizon
Computer screensaver of fantasy landscape generated from financial data
Curated by Ben Eastop
London School of Economics, London
28 May 2003—28 May 2004

Out of Conflict

10
Ten photographs on canvas, text on paper
Curated by Scott Rigby
Basekamp Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
6 March—8 April 2003

Unrealized Projects 1997—2002
Photographs, scale model, texts on paper     Curated by Mary Jane Aladren
Nylon Gallery, Bethnal Green, London
18 October—17 November 2002

Childhood’s End
Anarchy symbol drawn by fighter jet in the sky, shown as two-screen video installation
Curated by Matthew Shaul
Margaret Harvey Gallery,
University of Hertfordshire, St Albans, England
4 April—18 May 2002

Childhood’s End
Anarchy symbol drawn by fighter jet in the sky, shown as two-screen video installation
Commissioned by the Norwich Gallery and the Mead Gallery, and produced by Film and Video Umbrella
Curated by Lynda Morris
Norwich Gallery,
Norwich School of Art & Design, England
17 November—15 December 2000
Catalogue essay by Steven Bode

Cosmopolitan
USA marriage agency interviews with Russian women, video projection, shipping container
Curated by Irene Nikolai
Nikolai Fine Art, New York, USA
7 September—7 October 2000

10
Beauty contest judged by facial recognition software, ten photographs on canvas
Curated by Alison Lloyd
Montage Gallery, Derby, England
28 February—10 May 1998
Catalogue essay by Rosemary Betterton

Power to the People
Record collectors’ fair in art gallery
Curated by Bryan Biggs
Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, England
Saturday 29 March 1997
Catalogue The Ultimate Mix

Look Who’s Talking
Steel girder, television suspended from ceiling
Curated by Christine Gist
Herbert Read Gallery,
Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, England
12 January—10 February 1995

Interpretations
Second World War photographs of Allied night bombing raids, Calais lace on canvas
Joint exhibition with Dominique Auerbacher
Curated by Leo Stable
Folkestone Library Gallery, Folkestone, England
6 May—6 June 1994

Cultural Exchange
Film canisters, hypodermic syringes, posters
Curated by Marie Odenstrand
Gallery 10 00 22, Stockholm, Sweden
16—29 March 1993

Take My Breath Away
Military, industrial, consumer goods
Curated by Roy Bristow
Metro Cinema, Leicester Square, London
1—28 February 1993

 

 


Matthew Cornford
(1964, Watford, England)
David Cross (1964, Canterbury, England)

Matthew Cornford and David Cross began working jointly while studying at Saint Martin’s School of Art, London, in 1987, and graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1991.