Heather & Ivan Morison

Brighton, United Kingdom
APT London
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  • Mountain dwelling conjures up dark feelings, subterranean desires and isolation-induced melancholy (or mania) in the public imagination.

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  • Editor’s Pick – Top International Shows: December 27 – January 3, 2010

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  • Exhibition: Heather and Ivan Morison, Luna Park and An Unreachable Country. A Long Way To Go, Southsea Common and Aspex, Portsmouth, until October10

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  • Heather and Ivan Morison make relics from the future: ruins bearing tantalizingly incomplete information. Their latest is Frost King, a 60-foot-long

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  • Ten works that changed Britain's relationship with nature, from Turner’s Rain Steam and Speed to Olafur Elaisson's 'The Weather Project'.

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  • The chairman of Portsmouth's aspex gallery has spoken of his sadness after a suspected arson attack destroyed the giant Lunar Park dinosaur artwork

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Heather and Ivan Morison (born UK, 1973 and Turkey, 1974 respectively) have established an ambitious collaborative practice over the past decade that transcends the divisions between art, architecture and theatre.

Their central preoccupation has always been how we navigate catastrophe and the essential violence of change. More recent works have moved from the wider social view to how individuals transcend moments of personal calamity.

Their works range across a diverse set of media and approaches which sees their work manifest itself both with the gallery but also within the wider physical and social areans, from a nomadic theatre company to the creation of large-scale public spaces, explicitly engaging in the dialogue around redefining the limitations of where and how it is possible for artists to work.

Recent solo exhibitions and projects includeBronze House, Future Cities, Cambridge (2015); Love Me or Leave Me Alone, Cardiff Bay,(2015); Sky Grey / Shell Pink, Koh Rong Samloen, Cambodia (2015); All's Well That Ends, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany (2014); Sleepers Awake, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2014); Smile All The While, Whitechapel Gallery London (2014); Shadow Curriculum, South London Gallery, London (2013-2014); Knives Are Mothers, Works|Projects, Bristol (2014); Skirt of the Black Mouth, Tate Modern, London (2013); Slyk Chaynjis, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas (2013); Nuclear Family, National Thearte of Wales, Wales (2014); Black Pleasure, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2013); Anna, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield (2012); Cave, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (2012); Little Shining Man, Dandara, St Helier, Jersey (2011); Sleepers Awake, Artlands, Sittingbourne (2011); Black Pig Lodge, The Southbank Centre, London (2011); Black Cloud, The Hepworth Wakefield (2011); Plaza, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (2010); Luna Park, commissioned by Chapter, Cardiff (2010); Unreachable Country. A Long Way to Go, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth(2010); Frost King, Open Satellite, Seattle, USA(2010); Mr. Clevver, commissioned by Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania, Queenstown, Tasmania, AU (2010); Falling Into Place, published by Bookworks, London and Situations, University of West of England, Bristol (2009); “The Black Line, Void, Derry, Northern Ireland (2009), “The Shape of Things to Come”, Victoria Park, Bristol, commissioned by Situations, University of West of England, Bristol (2009), “How to Survive (The Bad Years)” at Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto”(2008), “The Opposite of all those Things” at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2008), “The Land of Cockaigne” at Bloomberg Space, London (2007) as well as “And so it goes”, as part of the Welsh Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, touring to Oriel Davies, Newtown and Chapter, Cardiff (2007).

Their work has also been included in The Crystal Palace (Destroyed), Works|Projects, Bristol (2010); The woods that see and hear, dertien hectare, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (2010); Volta 6, Basel, Switzerland (2010); We have the mirrors, we have the plans, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno (2010); On the edge of the world, British Council, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2010); Oasis, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk (2010); Let’s Pretend we’re from the Future, Whitechapel Gallery, London (part of the Peer Critique Programme) (2009); Heather and Ivan Morison, The Fields Sculpture Park at ART/OMI, New York State (2009); Dark Star, Pavilion Projects, Montreal (2009); Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London (2009); “Radical Nature” at the Barbican Centre, London (2009), “Tales in Space and Time”, the 1st Folkestone Sculpture Triennale, Folkestone (2009), “One Day Sculpture”, Wellington, New Zealand”(2008), “This Is The Gallery and The Gallery Is Many Things” at Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2008), “British Art Show 6” at Baltic, Gateshead touring to Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol (2005-2006) and the Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou (2005).

Heather & Ivan Morison are represented by Works|Projects, Bristol and Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto.

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