John Isaacs was born in Lancaster, UK in 1968 and studied at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Dijon in 1990; completed a BA in fine art at Cheltenham Art College in 1991, and an MA in sculpture at London Slade School of Art in 1993.
He has exhibited extensively on an international level. Exhibitions include Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London, 1993; Young British Artists 6, Saatchi Gallery, London, 1996; Spectacular Bodies, Hayward Gallery, London, 2000; Century City, Tate Modern, 2001; Minimal Maximal, Kyoto National Museum of Art, Japan, 2001; Voices from the ID, Beaconsfield, London, 2002; Mike Kelley - The Uncanny, Tate Liverpool, 2004; Les Grandes Spectacles, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2005; Murdeme Collection, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2006-2007. Isaacs was guest lecturer at The Getty Foundation Los Angeles in 2005 and had his third solo show with Museum 52 in October 2007.
July 6, 2016Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA 6 July – 24 August 2016
May 30, 2013Glasstress — White Light/White Heat, Contemporary artists and glass
Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – LaBiennale di Venezia
Glasstress: White Light / White Heat will open at the preview of the Venice Biennale on 31st May at the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti on the Grand Canal and at the Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass accompanied by dynamic performances from Alice Anderson and Cai Guo Qiang.
The third in the series, Berlin Pillar of Art project is an initiative first set up by Art Below’s Ben Moore whereby 14 foot high pillars in the districts of Berlin Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg are adorned with works by selected artists.
Exhibiting artists are as follows: Jonathan Monk, Jason Dodge, Uwe Henneken, John Isaacs, Saâdane Afif, Evgeni Dybsky, Wolfgang Ganter, Yudi Noor, Sophie Holstein, Stefan Rinck, Haralampi Oroschakoff, Ilona Kalnoky, Charlotte Dualé, Stephan Balleux, Melissa Frost, Isabelle Graeff, John Kleckner, Alejandro Moncada, Sergio Roger, Yukiko Terada, Clémence Seilles, Ludwig Kreutzer and Jeremy Shaw.
Join over 90 artists including John Isaacs and Gavin Turk in 'That's All Folks!', a huge group show in Belgium from 11th December – 17th January 2010.
For more information, and for images of the exhibition, click here.
Film: John Isaacs studio visit, Berlin
In March 2009, Other Criteria visited British artist John Isaacs in his Berlin studio to find out about the ideas and production processes of four of his sculpture editions and one book. To coincide with the launch of his works in our Hinde Street shop, we interviewed John on the themes and processes behind the following works: