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
‘Somebody else’, The Changing Room, Stirling
‘I murder Hate’: A new commission written & produced by Adrian Sherwood in collaboration with Graham Fagen.
Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin downpresserer, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
‘Closer’, doggerfisher, Edinburgh
‘Killing Time’ with Graham Eatough, Dundee Contemporary Arts
Graham Fagen e Flavio Favelli, Nuova Icona Gallery, Venice
Tart Contemporary, San Franscisco.
‘True Love’, City Projects, London
‘Clean Hands Pure Heart’, Tramway, Glasgow
‘La Mia Casa Dove’e?’ Nuova Icona Gallery, Venice
‘Theatre’, Photogallery, Chapter, Cardiff
Benim Evim Neresi with Flavio Favelli, Macka Sanat Gallery, Istanbul
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)
Galerie Valeria Belvedere, Milan
‘Theatre’, Imperial War Museum, London Graham Fagen, Installation & Archive, Yorkshire Sculpture Park