Ian Davenport


Sidcup, UK (1966).
Vive e lavora a Londra / Lives and works in London.

Solo Exhibitions

2020Chromatic, Cristea Roberts, London
2020New work: Ian Davenport, Waddington Custot, online exhibition
2020Sequence, Kasmin Gallery, New York
2019Synesthesia, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan
2018Colourscapes, Waddington Custot, London
2018Horizons, Dallas Contemporary, Texas
2018New Works on Paper, Slewe Gallery, London
2017–18Cascade, Custot Gallery, Dubai
2017Melismatic, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2016Doubletake, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2016Galleria Tega, Milan 
2016Cadence, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich 
2015Galerie Flore, Brussels Melismatic, 
2015Dan Galeria, São Paulo
2015Galerie Xippas, Geneva 
2015Pace Prints, New York (stampe / prints) 
2014Colourfall, Waddington Custot Galleries, London
2013Colourfall, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 
2012Reflex, Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea, Roma
2012Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich
2012Between the Lines, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore 
2011Pavillion des Artes et du Design, Jardin des Tuileries and Galerie Hopkins, Paris Quick Slow Quick Quick Slow, Waddington Custot Galleries, London Prismatic, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (stampe / prints)
2010AllerArt Bludenz, Austria Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam
2009Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York Puddle Paintings, Waddington Galleries, London Ian Davenport - Biography and bibliography (27/05/2015) 
2009Fabstraction, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (stampe / prints) 
2008Gallery Hakgojae, Seoul, Korea 
2008Poured Lines, Waddington Galleries, London
2008Ian Davenport & The Simpsons, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
2006Ovals Arches Lines, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (prints)
2005Galerie Xippas, Paris
2005Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam 
2004Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2003Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh 
2003Waddington Galleries, London 
2001Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam
2001Galerie Xippas, Paris 
2001The Box Associati, Turin 
2000Waddington Galleries, London Tate Liverpool
1999Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
1999Dundee Contemporary Arts 
1998Galerie Xippas, Paris
1997Galleria Moncada, Rome
1997Galerie Limmer, Cologne
1996Ridinghouse Editions, London Waddington Galleries, London
1996Statements, Waddington Galleries, Art 27’96, Basel
1994Turner & Byrne Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1993Waddington Galleries, London
1992Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
1992Galerie Limmer, Freiburg, Germany 
1992Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin 
1992Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld, Germany 
1990Waddington Galleries, London

Group Exhibitions

2020Momentum, Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands
2020Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2020Ian Davenport and Peter Monaghan, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin
2020Summer Exhibition, Cristea Roberts, London
2020Colour in Motion, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
2020Best of British - Modern and Contemporary Masterpieces, Private and Public, Jersey
2020we are here!, Galerie Haas & Gschwandtner, Salzburg
2019The Interaction of Colour, Cristea Roberts, London
2019A misura d’uomo: Tribute to Leonardo, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan
2019Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2018Scorribanda, Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna, Rome
2017Colour Is, Waddington Custot, London
2017Pearls, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2016The World Meets Here, Custot Gallery Dubai
2016 Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate
2015Black Paintings, Charlie Smith London 
2015British Artists, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zürich 
2015At First Light, Luca Tommasi. Milan 
2015Right Now!, Mission Gallery, Swansea 
2014Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2013Hidden in Plain Sight: British Abstract Art from the Collection, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 
2013Once upon a time and what a very good time it was…, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
2013Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 
2013Linear Abstraction, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2013Thirteen, Alan Cristea Gallery, London 
2012Route 66: Ian Davenport / Alberto Di Fabio, Luca Tommasi, Monza
2012Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 
2012Means Without Ends, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2012Sweethearts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2012PiH Contemporaries 2012, Bonhams, London
2012Duchamp and Cage: 100 Years Later, The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, Suffolk 
2012The Materiality of Paint, The Fine Art Society, London 
2011Gravity’s Rainbow, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh 
2011Why Patterns?, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam 
2011Lineage, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh 
2011Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 
2011Editions & Acquisitions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2011UK and US Contemporary Artists, Galeria Pilar Serra, Madrid
2011I Promise to Love You: Caldic Collection, Kunsthal Rotterdam 
2010John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2010John Moores Prize Paintings in Korea, Seongnam Art Centre, Korea
2010The Future Demands Your Participation: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
2010Pictures on Pictures: Discursive Painting from Albers to Zobernig from the Daimler Art Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
2010Ian Davenport, Mark Francis, Peter Halley and Dan Walsh: Abstract Vision Now, Art + Art Gallery, Moscow
2010Derek Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury (stampe / prints) 
2010Art-curated by Michael Craig-Martin, Haas and Fuchs, Berlin Save Us, Macclesfield Visual Arts Festival 
2010Eleven, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (stampe / prints) Summer Exhibition, Alan Cristea Gallery, London 
2010Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2010Process/Abstraction, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 
2010Fast Forward, British Contemporary Art in Brazil, Espaço David Ford - Brazilian British Centre Galleries, Pinheiros, Brazil
2010Cream (Damien Hirst & Contemporaries), Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2010Abstraction and Structure, con opere di / with paintings by Ian Davenport, Katharina Grosse, Joanne Greenbaum, Frank Nitsche, Albrecht Schnider, Esther Stocker, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt Paintings in Hospitals: Colouring in the Clinical, Menier G
2009Ian Davenport Michael Craig-Martin Julian Opie: Múltiple, Galeria Estiarte, Madrid
2009Setting the Pattern, Koraalberg Contemporary Art, Antwerp
2009Contemporary Prints: Including Lichtenstein, Davenport, Opie, Alan Cristea Gallery, London Northern Print Biennale, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (stampe / prints) 
2008New Gallery Editions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London 
2008Blitzkrieg Bop, Man&Eve Gallery, London
2008Weight Watchers, Galerie Xippas, Paris 
2008New Contemporary Art Displays, Tate Britain, London
2008Cover Versions, Ermenegildo Zegna, Milano (organizzato da / organized by Wallpaper* Magazine)
200820 at The Hospital Club, The Hospital Club Gallery, London 
2008Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2007Between the Lines, Gallery Hakgojae, Seoul, Korea (stampe / prints) 
2007Painting in the Noughties, Regional Cultural Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007, Jerwood Space, London
2007New Space New Work, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (stampe / prints) 
2007A Summer Selection, Crane Kalman Gallery, London
2007Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2007Turner Prize: A Retrospective 1984-2006, Tate Britain, London 
2006Abstract Painting and the University of Warwick Art Collection, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick 
2006Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol; 
2006Passion for Paint, National Gallery, London; 
2006Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Artists + Alchemists, Sherborne House, Sherborne, Dorset
2006Compilation 2, Rocket Gallery, London
2006How to Improve the World: British Art 1946-2006, Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London Concrete Matters, Nieuwe Vide Gallery, Haarlem, The Netherlands
2006Thread, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh 
2006Edition, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
2006Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2006The hardest thing to draw is a kiss, Wimbledon School of Art, London (a cura di / curated by David Austen) 
2006Compilation 3, Rocket Gallery, London
2006You’ll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference (Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition), Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; touring to Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Lowry, Salford; New Art Gallery, Walsall; Tullie House Museum, Carlisle (until 2
2006Drawing Breath, The Jerwood Drawing Prize-Special Exhibition, Wimbledon College of Art, London (until 2008)
2006Monochromed, The Fine Art Society, London
2005Elements of Abstraction, Southampton City Art Gallery 
2005Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, Blue?, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh 
2005Minimalism and After IV, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin 
2005Ian Davenport, Kaoru Tsunoda, Rachmaninoff’s, London 
2005Painting : London, Gallery Holly Snapp, Venice 
2004John Moores 23, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2004Other Times: Contemporary British Art, City Gallery, Prague (in association with the British Council) Post Impact, Xippas Gallery, Athens 
2004Painting as Process: Re-evaluating Painting, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore 
2003Exodus: between promise and fulfilment, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge Circular, Rocket Gallery, London Prints Published by the Alan Cristea Gallery, Alan Cristea Gallery, London 
2003Blanc en Blanc, Galerie Xippas, Paris
2003Days Like These: Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain, London
2003Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh 
2003On, Xippas Gallery, Athens 
2002Inheriting Matisse: The Decorative Contour in Contemporary Art, Rocket Gallery, London
2002In the Freud Museum, Freud Museum, London
2002Colour - A Life of Its Own, Mücsarnok, Kunsthalle Budapest
2002Super-Abstr-Action 2, Galerie No Code, Bologna 
2002Peintures - Contrainte ou recette, Galerie du Cloître, Rennes (organizzato da / organised by L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Rennes) 
2002Slewe Galerie, Amsterdam 
2002Abstraction, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh 
2002John Moores 22, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (sezione del / part of the Liverpool Biennial 2002) 
2002Jerwood Drawing Prize, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham; touring to other UK venues including Jerwood Space, London Berlin/London/Minimal, Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin
2002New Commissions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London 
2002Prospects 2002 Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Essor Project Space, London (offerto da / sponsored by Pizza Express) 
2001UBS Warburg Exhibition, UBS Warburg at Planit Arches, London
2001Jerwood Painting Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London; touring to Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2001British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East, London
2001Complementary Studies: Recent Abstract Painting, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
2000Profiles of Young European Painting, Premio del Golfo, La Spezia
2000Fact & Value, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen 
2000Surface, An Tuireann, Isle of Skye, Scotland
1999Examining Pictures, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; touring to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles 
1999Now Showing II, Houldsworth Fine Art, London 
1999John Moores Liverpool 21, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 
199921 Years of Spacex, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
1999A Line in Painting, Gallery Fine, London
1998Roberto Caracciolo, Ian Davenport, Galleria Moncada, Roma
1998Up to 2000, Southampton City Art Gallery
1998Elegant Austerity, Waddington Galleries, London
1997Finish, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
1997Ian Davenport, Michael Craig-Martin, Zebedee Jones, Michael Landy and Fiona Rae, Waddington Galleries, London 
1997Treasure Island, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon 
1996About Vision: New British Painting in the 1990s, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; touring to The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (until 1998)
1996Nuevas Abstracciones, Palacio de Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; touring to Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona
1996Ace! Arts Council Collection new purchases, South Bank Centre exhibition touring to Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Oldham Art Gallery; Hayward Gallery, London; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Mappin Art Gallery, She
199650 Jahre Kunst und Museumsverein Wuppertal, Kunsthalle Barmen, WuppertalBarmen, Germany British Abstract Art Part 3: Works on Paper, Flowers East, London
1995Real Art - A New Modernism: British Reflexive Painters in the 1990s, Southampton City Art Gallery; touring to Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium; Leeds City Art Gallery (until 1996)
199530 Years of Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
1995From Here, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert, London
1994Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London
1994British Painting 1988-1994: a selection from stock, Richard Salmon Ltd, London
1994Summer 94, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
1994British Abstract Art Part 1: Painting, Flowers East, London
1992Dumb Painting, Centraal Museum, Utrecht 
1992The Vertical Flatbed Picture Plane - En Valise, Turner & Byrne Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1992New Voices: recent paintings from the British Council collection, British Council exhibition: touring to Centre de Conferences Albert Borschette, Brussels; EEC Presidency Exhibition, Brussels; Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg; Istanbul Greater City Municipality Taksim Art Gallery; Ankara State Fine Arts Gallery; Izfas Gallery, Izmir, Turkey; Santa Monica Contemporary Art Centre, Barcelona; Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Spain; Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid; Veronicas: Sala de Exposiciones, Murcia, Spain; Pescaderia Vieja: Sala de Arte, Jerez, Spain; Kulthurhistorisches Museum, Magdeburg, Germany; National Theatre Galleries, Bucharest, Romania; Art Halls of the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, Athens; Cultural Centre for the National Bank of Greece, Thessaloniki; The Russian Museum, St Petersburg; Kremlin Museum, Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia; Mirbachov Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia; Cultural Centre for the National Bank, Thessaloniki, Greece; The House of the Black Madonna, Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague; Museum of Modern Art, Skopje, Macedonia (until 1997)
1992L’Attico, Fabio Sargentini, Rome
1992Gifts to the Nation: Contemporary Art Society Purchases, Camden Arts Centre, London
1991Broken English, Serpentine Gallery, London 
1991London Metropolis Internationale Kunstausstellung, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin 
1991Ian Davenport, Stephen Ellis, James Nares, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 
1991Abstraction, Waddington Galleries, London 
1991Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London 
1991New Displays, Tate Gallery, London 
1991Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
1991Confrontaciones: Arte ultimo britanico y espanol, Instituto de la Juventud, Madrid (in collaborazione con / in collaboration with The British Council) (until 1992)
1991British Art from 1930, Waddington Galleries, 
1990Carnet de Voyages - 1, Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France (until 1991)
1990Painting Alone, Pace Gallery, New York
1990The British Art Show, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow; touring to Leeds City Art Gallery; Hayward Gallery, London 
1989West Norwood 1, West Norwood Railway Arches (7, 8, 9), London
1989Current, Swansea Arts Workshop (Old Seamen’s Chapel), Swansea 
1988Ian Davenport, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London
1988Freeze, Surrey Docks, London 
1985Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester