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Conrad Shawcross RA

British, b. 1977

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Conrad Shawcross RA

British, b. 1977

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Conrad Shawcross uses diverse materials and mediums to create ambitious structural and mechanical installations informed by geometry, philosophy, physics, and metaphysics. Feigning usefulness and theoretical rigor, Shawcross’s enigmatic machine-like installations, rich with scientific references, are filled with paradox, absurdity, and whimsy. In 2011, Shawcross was an artist-in-residence at the Science Museum in London where he created Protomodel, an installation of five projects displayed alongside the museum’s scientific exhibits that paid homage to the museum's mathematics section on his practice, variously referencing models, functions, and instruments.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Manifesta
Biography

Conrad Shawcross uses diverse materials and mediums to create ambitious structural and mechanical installations informed by geometry, philosophy, physics, and metaphysics. Feigning usefulness and theoretical rigor, Shawcross’s enigmatic machine-like installations, rich with scientific references, are filled with paradox, absurdity, and whimsy. In 2011, Shawcross was an artist-in-residence at the Science Museum in London where he created Protomodel, an installation of five projects displayed alongside the museum’s scientific exhibits that paid homage to the museum's mathematics section on his practice, variously referencing models, functions, and instruments.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta
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