ANNABEL ELGAR

EDUCATION

  • 1999-2001

    Royal College of Art, MA Photography

  • 1990-94

    Central London Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster), BA (Hons) Film, Video & Photographic Arts- 1st Class

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019

    Noon in the Desert, Jugg Art Foundation, Ipswich

  • 2018

    Noon in the Desert, Atlas House, Ipswich

    The dust in my pocket, Metronom, Modena, Italy

  • 2012

    MIA, Milan (solo presentation)

  • 2011

    Interludio, Metronom, Modena, Italy

  • 2010

    Wapping Project Bankside, London

  • 2008

    Museum of New Art (MONA), Detroit, USA

  • 2007

    Nepente Gallery, Milan, Italy

    Gallery F7, Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

  • 2006

    Secrets and Mysteries, Zephyr, Mannheim, Germany (Annabel Elgar & Anne Kathrin Greiner)

    Black Flag (2), The Wapping Project, London (The Jerwood Commissions)

    Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

  • 2004

    Black Flag (1), The Wapping Project, London (The Jerwood Commissions)

    Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (Annabel Elgar & Cristian Andersen)

  • 2000

    Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton

    South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

  • 1997

    Zone Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 1996

    Islington Arts Factory, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020

    False Memory, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Rugby, UK

    Head with Many Thoughts, Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 2019

    Shortlisted books, Arles Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award 2019, Arles Photo Festival, France

    This is not an Oak Tree, Jugg Art Foundation, Ipswich

  • 2018

    Uncommon or Garden, Jugg Art Foundation, Ipswich Biennial

    Atlas House, Ipswich, Annabel Elgar & Ryan Gander, as part of the Ipswich Biennial

    Photoworks Presents Collaborate at Free Range, Truman Brewery, London

  • 2017

    NUCLEUS, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands

    Antologia, Metronom, Modena, Italy

  • 2016

    Photogaphy is Magic, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA, (curator Charlotte Cotton)

    Through the Looking Glass, Metronom, Modena, Italy

    Setting out, apexart, New York, USA

    Dell′infingimento. Quello che noi crediamo di sapere della fotografia, Museo d′Arte Contemporanea di Lissone, Lissone, Italy

  • 2015

    Contemporary Photography from north-western Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy

    Il sole è cieco, Galerie Polaris, Paris

    Prix Elysée, Musée de L′Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2014

    Belfast Photo Festival (touring), Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Ireland

  • 2013

    Sitting with the qualities of a mountain, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London

    Spectacle, Belfast Photo Festival (selectors: Brett Rogers, Alec Soth, Donovan Wylie & Paul Seawright)

    Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London (selector: Ceri Hand)

  • 2012

    First come first served, The Lion & Lamb Gallery, London

    wunderCAMERA, Metronom, Italy

    Edition IV, The Wapping Project Bankside, London

    The Party Show, Viktor Wynd, London

  • 2011

    The Wapping Project Bankside, London

    Please drive slowly through our village, FOLD Gallery, London

    Photomedia Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London

  • 2010

    Beasts Royal, Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc. London

    The Wapping Project Bankside, London

    Exquisite Trove, The House of Fairy Tales, Salisbury Arts Centre, Dorset

    Exquisite Trove, The House of Fairy Tales, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

    Exquisite Trove, The House of Fairy Tales, Millenium Gallery, Cornwall

  • 2009

    Horn of Plenty, The House of Fairy Tales, Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc., London

    Exquisite Trove, The House of Fairy Tales, The New Art Gallery Walsall

    Theatres of the Real, FotoMuseum, Antwerp

    Creekside Open 2009, London, (selector: Jenni Lomax)

    The Fairy Tale Art Collection, The East Room, London

    No End in Sight, Vegas Gallery, London

  • 2008

    Error One at Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium

    Refuge, The Wapping Project, London (Elina Brotherus, Annabel Elgar & Ailbhe Ni Bhriain)

    No End in Sight, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

    In Our World: New Photography in Britain, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy, (curator Filippo Maggia)

    Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore

  • 2007

    ArtSway Open 07, Sway, UK

    The Joy, Nettie Horn Gallery, London

    Creekside Open, London (selector Victoria Miro)

    The Power of Language, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany

    Lodz Art Centre, Lodz, Poland

    Off Programme, Krakow, Poland

  • 2006

    Here Today, Jersey Galleries, Osterley Park, London

    Plug, County Hall Gallery, London

  • 2005

    Narratives of the Presumed Invisible, Kunsthalle Lophem, Loppem, Belgium (Annabel Elgar, Anthony Goicolea & Kristof Vrancken)

    The Madness of Paradise, Anne Gary Pannell Art Gallery, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, USA (Gregory Crewdson, Annabel Elgar & Justine Kurland)

    Locus Loppem, Kunsthalle Lophem, Loppem, Belgium

    Fashion, Film and Fiction, The Wapping Project, London

  • 2004

    Adolescenz, Fotogalerie Vienna, Austria

  • 2003

    Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Twenty White Chairs, The Wapping Project, London (The Jerwood Commissions), touring to: Jerwood Space, London and Design Centre, Leeds

  • 2002

    Urban Raw, Millais Gallery, Southampton

    Inside Space, London

  • 2001

    14 x 14, Mafuji Gallery, London

    Miniature Madness, Winkley Street Studios, London

  • 2000

    Assembly, Jubilee Street, Whitechapel, London

  • 1997

    Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge

  • 1995

    The Fabergé Photography Awards (in association with the Guardian), Victoria & Albert Museum, London

  • 1994

    Agfa Bursary Winners′ Exhibition, London

SELECTED AWARDS

  • 2019

    Shortlisted for the Arles Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award 2019, Arles Photo Festival, France

    Shortlsted for the Istanbul Photo Dummy Book Award 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2017

    Juror′s Pick, The Daylight Photo Awards (Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas)

  • 2014

    Nominated for the Prix Elysée, Musée de L′Elysée, Switzerland

  • 2013

    Shortlisted for Creekside Open 13 (selector Ceri Hand)

  • 2009

    Shortlisted for Creekside Open 09 (selector Jenni Lomax)

  • 2007

    Shortlisted for ArtSway Open 07

    Shortlisted for Creekside Open 07 (selector Victoria Miro)

  • 2006

    Winner, 8th Portfolio Review, Month of Photography, Bratislava

  • 2004

    Arts Council Funding Award

    Jerwood Commissions 2004

  • 2002

    London Arts Council Funding Award

  • 2000

    Winner, National Magazine Award- fine art photography (in association with the Royal College of Art)

  • 1999

    Southern Arts Funding Award

  • 1995

    3rd Prize, Fabergé Photography Awards, the Victoria & Albert Museum (in association with the Guardian)

  • 1994

    Agfa Bursary Award

SELECTED BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

  • 2015

    ′Contemporary Photography from North-Western Europe′, SKIRA (ISBN:978-88-572-2988-1)

    ′Prix Elysée, The Nominees′ Book ′,Musée de L′Elysée

  • 2014

    The Wapping Project on Paper (Black Dog Publishing)

  • 2011

    ′Interludio′ (Metronom catalogue)

  • 2011

    ′Please Drive Slowly Through Our Village′ (FOLD catalogue)

  • 2009

    ′Theatres of the Real′ FotoMuseum Antwerp/Photoworks (ISBN: 978-1-903796-26-9)

  • 2008

    ′In Our World: New Photography in Britain′, SKIRA (ISBN: 978-88-6130-781-0)

  • 2007

    ′Month of Photography, Bratislava′ (catalogue- FOTOFO), p 58-59

    ′Photomonth in Krakow 2007′ (catalogue) p 164

  • 2006

    ′Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour′ (V&A:Merrell, London/ New York,2006, Martin Barnes & Kate Best) p21 (ISBN-13: 978-1858943534)

    ′We Were Until We Weren′t′ (Galleri Image catalogue)

  • 2005

    ′The Madness of Paradise′ (Sweet Briar College publications)

  • 2001

    Still moving still (RCA Photography MA Publication)

  • 2000

    Assembly (catalogue)

  • 1996

    Words & Pictures (Issue 4, Glass Shelf Show, ICA, London)

SELECTED REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

  • 2019

    Viens Voir (online), ′Le petit théâtre de la photographie′, Oleñka Carrasco, 30th October 2019

  • 2018

    Corriere della Sera, Gianfranco Raffaelli, 24th September 2018

    APTdiary (online), Art Text, Gemma Fantacci, 26th September 2018

    Photomonitor (online June 2018)

    Photoworks Showcase (online)

    Women in Photography (wipnyc.org) Instagram Takeover- September 2018

  • 2015

    The Guardian (online: art and design: photography) ′The people who stole the moon′, 28th October 2015

  • 2015

    Photomonitor (online), (August 2015)

  • 2014

    Le Temps, Switzerland (1st July 2014)

  • 2011

    Source, Photographic Review, Winter 2011, Issue 69 (Interview John Mathews)

    Art Review, ′Please Drive Slowly Through Our Village,′ Rebecca Geldard, p. 134, October

  • 2010

    ′Top 10 London Photographers′, Spoonfed (online) 4th August 2010

    Time Out, ′In the Studio′, Helen Sumpter (April 29-May 5 2010) p.43

  • 2009

    EXTRA, FotoMuseum Antwerp, (Summer 2009 p. 34-37)

  • 2009

    .Cent, Spring/Summer 2009 (p.39)

  • 2009

    Conscientious (online), Joerg Colberg (1 July 2009)

  • 2008

    Time Out, Rebecca Geldard (3-9 July 2008 p 62)

    Exibart, Emanuele Beluffi (25 January 2008)

  • 2007

    Highlights, # 29, p.200-205, D.Art, Greece

  • 2006

    Portalkunstgeschichte.de, 'Finstre Idyllen' (8 June 2006)

    Die Rheinpfalz,′Theater der Dinge′, Kai Scharffenberger, ′Secrets and Mysteries′ (1 June 2006)

    Zoom, ′Vision Germany′, Cristina Franzoni (p.16, 07-08/06)

    Mannheimer Morgen, ′Geheimnisvolle Spuren′ (30 May 2006)

    Le Monde Diplomatique, ′British Photography′, Steffen Moestrupp (March 2006, no.3. p.13)

  • 2005

    ′De Tijd′, Belgium, Marc Ruyters, (28 October 2005)

  • 2004

    'Broken Boiler' Helen Sumpter, The Big Issue (22-28 November p30-31)

    Blueprint (September 2004)

    NextLevel (edition 1, volume 3)

    Bilder no.192 (in association with Fotogalerie Vienna)

  • 2003

    Camera Austria, Forum, (June 2003, no. 82)

  • 2002

    Art Review (December/January 2003 volume L1V)

  • 2000

    Art Review (February 2000)

  • 1999

    The Independent (The Review, 4-9 October 1999)

  • 1995

    Women′s Art Magazine (September/October 1995 No 66)

    British Journal of Photography (30 August 1995 No 7040)

    The Guardian (14 April 1995)

COLLECTIONS

  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston

    Fondazione Fotografia Modena

    Musée de L′Elysée

    The Jugg Art Foundation, UK

    Private collections worldwide