Louis Nixon


Louis Nixon is a British artist. His practice encompasses painting, sculpture, installation and experimental film often combined with manipulated techonogies and presented as multi-media installations in galleries and public spaces.


1987 - 1989 Post-Graduate Sculpture, Slade dip. Slade School. University College, London.
1984 - 1987 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting, Chelsea School of Art, London.

Solo exhibitions
2021  Dropped. Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
2020 Beyond Matter, 1a Space, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong.
2012  Island. Southard Reid, London.
2010  Across the Border, Dispari & Dispari Arte Contemporanea, Italy. April - May. (+ Publication).
2010  Savage School Window Gallery, January/February, Savage School Window Gallery, Vyner Street, London.
2005 Flag, Economist Plaza, Piccadilly London. Video and sculpture Commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Society.
2005 Everywhere Nowhere, Atelier 25 Reggio Emilia, Italy,
2001  Rolling Barrel. Station. Bristol. (+ Publication)
The Sound of Air, Gloucester Cathedral. Art-Nucleus.
1999 Artist of the Day, Flowers East, London.
Tourist, Space Explorations. London. (+ Publication)
Tuning In, Customs and Excise building, Exmouth Dock.
(+ Publication and C.D's)
1997 Safe, Instituto Chileno Britanico, Santiago Chile.
1993 Media Luna, Santiago, Chile.

Selected group exhibitions

2021 City A. City as Medium. 'Off-Earth' at Hong Kong Space Museum
2021 Future Memories Utopia Dystopia Nature, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong.
2021 Art Machines: Past/present, Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, Hong Kong.
2020 Drawing as the Core, Koo Ming Kown Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 De Colore Group exhibition at William Wright Artists Projects, East Stanley Street. East Sydney, Australia.
2012 Royal Academy Summer Show
2010 Cabin:Codex, 100 artists books selected from the collection of Centre for Artists’ Books at Visual Research Centre, DJCAD.
2010 Vette, Palazzo Frisacco, Tolmezzo. Italy.
2008 Two Become One, M50 Moganshun Road, Shanghai China.
2008 Art Car Boot Fair, Truman Brewery. London.
2006 Armenia Biennial, Gumry, Armenia.
Out-Or, Poznan, Poland. Video Installation. (+ Catalogue).
London Orbital, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston.
2005 Art Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 2005. Catalogue
Kontakt-Kontext, Inner Spaces, Poznan, Poland.
Frankly, ON gallery Poznan Poland (+ Catalogue).
International Exhibition of Artists Flags, Centre of Visual Culture, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro.
2004 Values, 11th Biennial of Visual Arts. With ArtLab. Pancevo. Serbia. 2004. (Catalogue).
Tins, Art Lab, free-state cinema. Seville. Spain.
Un Cuscino Per Sognare, Parco Esposizioni Novegro. Milano. Italy.
Un Cuscino Per Sognare, Kultfabrik Munich Germany.
(+ Catalogue)
2003 Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new ones,
Whitechapel Project Space. London.
Isonerv, 168 Pitfield Street. London.
2002 Open Air Cinema, Artlab. London.
Crossings, 10th Biennial of Visual Arts. Belgrade. Serbia. (+Catalogue)
2001 Don’t go to Work, Rhodes and Mann. London.
Station to Station, Spacex. Exeter.
Artlab 11, at Caltech. California. USA.
2000 Von Gimborn Arboretum, Utrecht. Netherlands. (+Catalogue).
Century City, Tate Modern, London. Space Explorations
(Archive and Publications)
1999 Without Day, Proposals for a New Scottish parliament. City Art Gallery Edinburgh.
Furniture, Richard Salmon Gallery, London. John Hansard.Gallery, Southampton. Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.
1998 Critical Mass, Grand Rapids, USA. Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston. (+ Catalogue).
1997 Highlights, Design from Great Britain Museum for Applied Arts, Cologne.
1996 High Rise, 110 Euston Rd, London. Space Explorations.
1995 Moby Dick, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Also toured Moby Dick, San Zeno. Pisa, Italy. (+ Catalogue).
1994 One Million Cubic Feet, Holborn, London. Space Explorations.
1992 The Electric Light Station, Hoxton Square, London. Space Explorations.
1991 The Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London. Space Explorations.
1990 Beck Road, London. Space Explorations.
1989 Dean Clough Exhibition, Henry Moore Sculpture Trust Studios, Halifax.
1988 157 Tage, Goldmatt Factory, Cham, Switzerland

2010 Across the Border, Louis Nixon, New Work. Text by Dean Kenning. Published by Dispari & Dispari Arte Contemporanea. Italy. ISBN 978-88-95600-02-4
The Centre for Useless Splendor. New book-work for the Contemporary Art Research Centre.
2006 Fifth International Biennale Gyumry. Published by Gyumry Centre for Contemporary Art with the support of OSI International and the British Council in Armenia. Text by Arpine Tokmajyan.
2004 Values Biennale publication, Serbia and Montenegro. Text by Svetlana Mladenov. Supported by the British council.
2001 Rolling Barrel, Artists book, Published by Art and Space, ISBN 0 9531689 06
1999 Tourist, text by Steven Spier, published by Space Explorations, ISBN0 9531689 1 3
Furniture, Texts by Martin Herbert, Joan Key, and Paul Heber-Percy, published by Richard Salmon Gallery, London, ISBN 1 873550 11 1
Without Day, Proposals for a new Scottish parliament. City Art Gallery Edinburgh. (Pocket book publication) ISBN 0 7486 6277 4
1998 Vision- 50 years of British Creativity, published by Thames and Hudson ISBN 0500019061
Tuning in, Artists book with C.D's
1997 Space Explorations, texts by Penelope Curtis, Mel Gooding David Barrett and Mark Currah. Published by Space Explorations, ISBN 0-953168905
Moving Targets, Louisa Buck. Tate Gallery Publishing,
ISBN-10: 1854373161
1996 Moby Dick, Texts by Rita Salvaggio and Pier Luigi Tazzi. Published by John Hansard Gallery/
Live – Life, texts by Laurence Bosse and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris.
Commissioning Art works, Published by The Arts Council of England.
Highlights: Design from Great Britain, Cologne. Published by the Museum of Applied Arts

Video publications
1992 Space Explorations, Arts Council Film and Video Production
UNTV, Video Publication, Including Gilbert and George.

All works © LOUIS NIXON