Olivier Garbay was born in France, and has lived and worked in London since 2003. He trained at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and has gone on to exhibit internationally as a poet and an artist. He has also gained experience working in fashion, as well as art direction and curatorial spheres. Recent solo exhibitions include Welcome In A World Of Difference, Freedom, London, 1996; Ramification, The Pinael Eye, London, 1999 and Nature, Concrete Space, Hayward Gallery, London, 2008. Recent group exhibitions include The Hamsterwheel, Venice, Toulouse, Barcelona, Malmö, 2007-8 and RU(techne)TH(episteme)8? items from the JR Holocollection, performances by Plug and by the Rebel, London, 2008.
Recently he has published the following: Eat Dog, 1999; Like sherry on the cake in Yoko by Don Brown, Sadie Coles HQ, Koening books, London, 2005; God is Dad, 2006; For the love of you, I've known caves. in The William Blake Birthday Book published by Bow of Burning Gold, Bath, 2007; Utopia, in Stimulus/respond numero2, 2007; DyNAsty 2008 in Under/current , September 2008; IT, Christian Egger magazine, December 2008; The Mug, with Sarah Lucas and Other Criteria, 2009.
Olivier Garbay is represented by Blanket Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada.
Where?, 2003, ink on paper, 19.5 x 20 cm
Nob sky walking, 2005, 2 polaroids, 14.5 x 21 cm
Galaad, 2 pieces of china, 56 x 56 x 70 cm and 108 x 56 x 116 cm, 1 metalic spire 110 cm and 1 book, The Cloud, 13 x 18 x 3 cm
Single Tear, 2007, 2 plinths of old oak, 20 x 20 x 90 cm and 20 x 20 x 25 cm, 1 flint stone, 1 fresh buttercup, 1 fresh daisy, one wood mallet, 2 dried artichokes (grown from seed)