Giles Round

 

Giles Round (b. 1976, London) lives and works in London and St. Leonards-on-Sea. Round is an artist who works across disciplines, including art, design and architecture. Round's works often take the form of long-term, open-ended projects in which exhibitions themselves become the medium. An 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, a collaborative design studio structured loosely on 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, The Grantchester Pottery can be understood as an artists’s collective, a dysfunctional business and as a conceptual artwork in itself.

 

Round's recent exhibitions include: Back to Earth, Serpentine Galleries, London, 2022 (group); Persones, Persons, Biennale Gherdëina ∞, Val Gardena, Dolomites, 2022 (group); 91 days of clear blue skies, Quench, Margate, 2021 (solo); Untitled, circa 1994, Brighton CCA, Brighton, 2020 (solo).

 

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