Bobby Niven
    b. 11.07.81
     
    EDUCATION
2006   MFA — University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada
2003   BFA — Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
     
    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015   Broad Reach — 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
2006   Black Milk and Blind OwlsCSA Space, Vancouver
     
    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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
    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
2005   Humble Beginnings — Belkin Satellite, Vancouver
    This Experiment — The Butchershop Gallery, Vancouver
    Discarded Library — Lobby Gallery, Vancouver
2004   Good Bye — Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff
    Art Cup — Galeria Quadrum, Lisbon
    Away Home — Peterfabers Gallery, Copenhagen
    Sample Glasgow — Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
    PROJECTS
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
2012   Scotsman, Susan Mansfield review of ‘ISLAND’ at Peacock Visual Arts, 31st May 2012, http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/visual-art-review-scott-myles-bobby-niven-1-2328989
2010   List Magazine, Talitha Kotze review of ‘Hermit’s Castle. Chez GALIP’ at Sierra Metro Gallery, 23 November 2010, http://www.list.co.uk/article/30928-bobby-niven-hermits-castle-chez-galip/
2009   Skinny Magazine, Rosamund West review of ‘Dawson City’, 5th May 2009, http://www.theskinny.co.uk/art/features/45738-glasgow_gallery_weekend
     
    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/GSS 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