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Upcoming Exhibitions

Group Show: The Green Ray, Wilkinson Gallery (Curated by Andrew Hunt), 27 February - 10 April 2016

Opening Friday 26 February 6pm to 8pm. Mathew will also perform at the after party at The Victory (27 Vyner St, E2)



Selected Exhibitions



Solo Shows

Please Take All Your Rubbish With You Maria Stenfors, 16 January-21 February 2015

Spacex, White Male, 36 Years Old, Average Height, No Pets, Out of Shape and Anxious, 17 May–12 July 2014.

Solo presentation (for Rokeby Gallery): The Armory Show, New York City, 7-10 March 2013

Solo presentation (for Rokeby Gallery): ART HK12 Hong Kong International Art Fair (Art Futures section), 17-20 May

UNIT/PITT Projects, Vancouver, 9 September - 30 November 2011. Curated by Cate Rimmer.

WHITE DONKEY FOR SALE, Rokeby Gallery, 7 September - 22 October, 2011.

MATHEW SAWYER, Swallow Street, London, 15 July - 30 August 2009
Swallow Street is an exhibition space for emerging artists, with a programme selected by London based curator Sarah McCrory.
It is an autonomous project supported by Hauser & Wirth.

DON'T TELL THE OTHERS WHAT WE WERE SINGING, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin, Italy, Nov 10 - Jan 31 2008 | poster

O HOLE, The Bulletin Board, White Columns, New York 2007

MARTIN LAWYER AND THE TERRIBLE TRUTH, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco 2005

THE RETURN OF DEATH AND HOT POP CORN, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Torino 2005



Group Shows

2014
Intervention/Film for Gracelands at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 26 July 2014.

Performance at Scott King's 'The Festival of Stuff' at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (10-11 July 2014). Here's a feature about the event in Creative Review.

 

2012
Their Wonderlands at Birmingham MAC
26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.


2011

Ha Ha Road (Fischli + Weiss, Ceal Floyer, Rodney Graham, Pipilotti Rist, Mathew Sawyer, Roman Signer, Annika Ström, Bedwyr Williams, Erwin Wurm, and others), QUAD Gallery, 12 August - 23 October 2011

PULSED
, ASC Gallery, 10th June - 30th July 2011.

Their Wonderlands, Grey Area Gallery, Brighton, 9th December - 22nd January 2011

 

2010
Map Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London 16th-17th October (performance)

Screensaver
, (video) OVP at Premio Amidei, Gorizia, Italy, July 25th

Screensaver
, (video) De Vleeshal, Netherlands 30th October - 7th November

Keep Floors and Passages Clear,
Commission 15, Nottingham June 3rd - 27th and October 22nd - December 18th 2010
Poster commission, White Columns, New York, February 4th - March 5th 2011


2009
Artissima Art Fair, Turin, Italy, 6-8 November

2008
Frieze Art Fair, with Sonia Rosso Gallery, Regent’s Park, 16-19 October

EXCHANGE
, Curated by Beth Greenacre, The Arts Gallery, London, 14 October - 11 November

EDITIONS SHOW, Center Gallery, Berlin, July

...same as it ever was
, Painting at Chelsea 1990-2007, Curated by Clyde Hopkins | book

2007
NATIVITY, 39 Gallery, December - London

FRIEZE ART FAIR
, Regent's Park, London, 11 - 14 October

Artissima Art Fair, Turin, Italy, Nov 10 (music performance)

STOLEN EXHIBITION
@ THE AQUARIUM L-13 - Farrington Road, London

WE LIKE IT A LOT, Nettie Horn Gallery, London (performance)

HARRY SMITH ANTHOLOGY REMIXED alt.gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

STORY TELLERS 2007, Prague Biennal 3, Curated by Gea Politi and Sonia Rosso.

2006
MOST SINCERELY YOURS, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, September 8 - October 14

2005
PARDON ME!, group exhibition, Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Montreal, Canada

SITUATION COMEDY: Humor in Recent Art, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Hawaii, September 9 - December 31

DOCUMENTARY CREATIONS, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern curated by Susanne Neubauer

2004
THE NOISE MAKERS, International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, Canada

LOUDER THIS TIME, curated by Sonia Rosso, City loop, Pordenone, Italy

YOUR HEART IS NO MATCH FOR MY LOVE, Soap Factory, Minneapolis

LIKE BEADS ON AN ABACUS DESIGNED TO CALCULATE INFINITY, Rockwell, London

THE CONCERT IN THE EGG, The Ship Gallery, London

2003
FROM HERE ON, Guild and Greyshkul, New York

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ME AND YOU (Bas Jan Ader, Francis Alÿs, John Baldessari, Sophie Calle, Ceal Floyer, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham,On Kawara, Jonathan Monk), Lisson Gallery, London

GUIDED BY HEROES, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium

BAD TOUCH, Keith Talent Gallery, London

PASSING WATER, Art Metropole, Toronto

SOMEONE TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH, The Approach Gallery, London

INSTANT GRATIFICATION, Art metropole, Toronto

THE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING COMPANY, Knox Gallery, London

2002
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, CCAC, Logan Galleries, San Francisco

THE TOONS ARE LOOSE, G7, Berlin

STUFF, Prennelle Gallery, London

SOUND AND VISION (David Bowie's Meltdown), Royal Festival Hall, London

INK JETTY, Neon Gallery, London

THEM AND US, Great Eastern Hotel, London

2001
MODERN LOVE, VTO Gallery, London

MODERN LOVE, Hobbypop Museum, Dusseldorf

WITH COMPLIMENTS, House Gallery, London

2000
PROTEST AND SURVIVE, Whitecapel Art Gallery, London

LIDO, Brockwell Lido, London

1999
ANTHONY WILKINSON GALLERY (part of Matthew Higgs solo show), London

100 HUBERT GROVE, London

1998
KISS ME YOU FOOL, London