Bobby Niven
    b. 11.07.81
    Contact: robertacniven@gmail.com
     
    EDUCATION
2006   MFA — University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada
2003   BFA — Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
     
    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017   Palm House — Edinburgh Art Festival Commissions Programme
2015   Proceedings of the Society — curated by ATLAS Arts at Taigh Chearsabhagh, South Uist, Outer Hebrides
2013   Palm of the Hand — Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh Art Festival
2012   ISLAND — Studio Warehouse, Glasgow
    ISLAND — Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2010   Hermit’s Castle. Chez GALIP — Sierra Metro, Edinburgh
2009   Dawson City — Tentilten Gallery, Glasgow
2007   Renfrew St. Social Club — Lowsalt Gallery, Glasgow
     
    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017   Inverleith HousePlant Scenery of the World, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
2016   Shanghai Minsheng Art MuseumCURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland, Phase Two >>FFWD: Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland, curated by Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee in collaboration with Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum and organised in partnership with the British Council
2015   Moths — curated by Modern Edinburgh Film School, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2014   Reclaimed – The second life of sculpture — Glasgow International, The Briggait, Glasgow
    Openaries I : Thought forms/Theories of the universe (uttered rather than written)/ John Baldessari — as part of Laura Aldridge & Anna Mayer’s Openaries programme for Glasgow International, The Hidden Gardens, Tramway, Glasgow
2013   The Good Work — Modern Edinburgh Film School, New Media Scotland Edinburgh
    157 Days of Sunshine — Walled Garden, Glasgow, presented by The Bothy Project
2012   Deleted Cities — Generator Projects, Dundee
    Lines and Balls — Glasgow Project Room with Charlotte Barker
    Hermit’s Castle. Chez GALIP — Galeria Arte Talcual, Mexico City
    Cultivatus — Vintervikens Trädgård, Stockholm
2011   Hermit’s Castle — Madatac Film festival, Madrid
    Chez GALIP — Studio Warehouse, Glasgow
    Resident 11 — Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
    MOLAF — Bergen, Norway
2010   This Matter — The Royal Standard, Liverpool
    Kiss of Life — Glue Factory, FINN collective, Glasgow International
2009   Until We Have A Helicopter: Prequel — Gallery Atsui, Vancouver
2008   Memoirs — Shakespeare and Co festival, Paris
2007   H o t H a n d s C o l d F e e t — Flat 4/L, 259 Garrioch Road, Glasgow
    S.A.W. SHOW — disused Finneiston saw doctors, Glasgow
2006   Strange Bedfellows — Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Common Room — Belkin Satellite, Vancouver
    Bewilderness — Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
     
    PROJECTS
2014   Pig Rock Bothy, The Bothy Project in collaboration with Laura Aldridge, as part of GENERATION at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
2013   Sweeney’s Bothy, The Bothy Project in collaboration with Alec Finlay, Isle of Eigg
2012   The Walled Garden, The Bothy Project, Glasgow
2011   Inshriach Bothy, The Bothy Project in partnership with the Royal Scottish Academy and the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Cairngorm National Park
2010   Kiss of Life, FINN collective, Glue Factory, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
2007   S.A.W. SHOW, FINN collective, Finneiston Saw Doctors, Glasgow
     
    REVIEWS
2017   Financial Times, Edinburgh Art Festival: ‘Ideals take time to grow’, Rachel Spence review of Palm House, Edinburgh Art festival 2017
    Guardian, Henri Matisse and Stephen Sutcliffe: this week’s best UK exhibitions, Jonathan Jones Five of the best… new art shows
    Design Curial, Gimme Shelter, Alyn Griffiths review of the Bothy Project
    Art Forum, Scottish Rites, Calum Sutherland diary from Edinburgh Art Festival 2017
    List Magazine, Scottish artist brings the Bothy Project to the Edinburgh Art Festival, Susan Mansfield review of Palm House, Edinburgh Art festival 2017
2015   This Is Tomorrow, Niall Macdonald: untitled fragments in acid green | Bobby Niven: Proceedings Of The Society, Alexander Storey Gordon review
2012   Scotsman, Visual Art Review, Susan Mansfield review of ‘ISLAND’ at Peacock Visual Arts, 31st May 2012
2010   List Magazine, Bobby Niven: Hermit’s Castle, Chez Galip, Talitha Kotze review of Hermit’s Castle. Chez GALIP at Sierra Metro Gallery, 23 November 2010
2009   Skinny Magazine, Glasgow Gallery Weekend, Rosamund West review of Dawson City, 5th May 2009
     
    AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2013   Creative Scotland Professional Development
    Creative Scotland, Year of Natural Scotland Award — for Sweeney’s Bothy as part of The Bothy Project
2012   Triangle France & Glasgow Sculpture Studios residency Marseille
2011   Hope Scott Trust grant
    Arts Trust Scotland grant
    Artist in Residence, The Bothy Project, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as part of the Royal Scottish Academy, Residencies for Scotland Programme 2011
    Creative Development Award, Creative Scotland
2010   Members Award, This Is Central Station
    Glasgow Visual Artists Grant Scheme, Glasgow City Council
2008   Artist in Residence, Pandemonium, Istanbul, Turkey
    Artist in Residence, KIAC Art Centre, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
2007   Creative Development Award, Scottish Arts Council
    Glasgow Visual Artists Grant Scheme, Glasgow City Council
2006   Commonwealth Scholarship, CCSP, Canadian/UK Government
2005   Graduate Entrance Scholarship, UBC
2004   International Tuition Scholarship, UBC
    Donald Dewar Prize, Donald Dewar Award Agency
    Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre, Canada