Born Glasgow, 1966. Lives and works in Glasgow

Graham Fagen studied sculpture at Glasgow School of Art from 1988 – 1988 and went on to study for an MA in Art and Architecture at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury.

Fagen works in a variety of ways to create artworks that examine what he calls ‘cultural formers.’ His print for the first Cove Park Portfolio uses an iconic image forged from his ‘library of ideas’ and that was first used in his 2005 exhibition Clean Hands, Pure Heart at Tramway, Glasgow.  It references notions of identity, symbols and associations between cultures, in particular between Scotland and Jamaica at the time of the poet Robert Burns. Fagen produced a major collaborative exhibition with theatre producer Graham Eatough Killing Time at Dundee Contemporary Arts, which developed from a Cove Park residency in 2004. Fagen is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009

‘Somebody else’, The Changing Room, Stirling

‘I murder Hate’: A new commission written & produced by Adrian Sherwood in collaboration with Graham Fagen.

2007

Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin downpresserer, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

2006

‘Closer’, doggerfisher, Edinburgh

‘Killing Time’ with Graham Eatough, Dundee Contemporary Arts

Graham Fagen e Flavio Favelli, Nuova Icona Gallery, Venice

Tart Contemporary, San Franscisco.

2005

‘True Love’, City Projects, London

‘Clean Hands Pure Heart’, Tramway, Glasgow

2004

‘La Mia Casa Dove’e?’ Nuova Icona Gallery, Venice

CRAC, Alsace

2003

‘Theatre’, Photogallery, Chapter, Cardiff

Benim Evim Neresi with Flavio Favelli, Macka Sanat Gallery, Istanbul

2002

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Graham Fagen at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, London (curated by Kay Pallister) The Forest and the Forester (after Maeterlinck), Grizedale Arts, Cumbria Glasgow Vennel Museum, Irvine

‘Where is my Home’, (with Flavio Favelli) Italian Cultural Institute, London (Curated by Vittorio Urbani)

2001

Galerie Valeria Belvedere, Milan

2000

‘Theatre’, Imperial War Museum, London Graham Fagen, Installation & Archive, Yorkshire Sculpture Park