Giles Round

Giles Round (b. 1976, London) lives and works in London and St Leonards-on-Sea. Round is an artist that works across disciplines – including art, design and architecture. Works often take the form of long-term open-ended projects in which exhibitions themselves become the medium. For example Round’s ongoing work, ‘The Art Direction of the Noguchi Museum’ (2018–) is an enquiry into the role an artist might play as an embedded part of institutional and design teams, but also of society’s infrastructures and organisations at large. In 2011 Round co-founded The Grantchester Pottery [TGP] - a collaborative design studio structured loosely on the Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops Ltd with the intention to ‘substitute, wherever possible the directly expressive quality of the artist’s handling for the deadness of mechanical reproduction’. Centred around ceramics and painting, TGP can be understood as an artists’s collective, a dysfunctional business and as a conceptual artwork in itself.