Sam Porritt

Born in London, 1979 and lives in Zurich

Sam Porritt (b. 1979, London, UK) lives and works Zurich, CH. He graduated with a BFA in sculpture from the Chelsea School of Art and Design (2002). In 2005 he received his Post Graduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London. He was selected for the Swiss Art Awards 2017 and his book ‘ASSEMBLY – Cast of Characters’ was published by SIDE ISSUES, Zurich, CH (2015).

Solo exhibitions include: ‘The Golden Rule’, CIRCUIT, Lausanne, CH (2017); ‘The Lonely Target’, c.o.m.p.o.s.i.t.e, Brussels, Belgium (2017); ’Grist To The Mill’, VITRINE, London, UK (2016); ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ (with Fabio Pirovino), Frutta, Rome, IT (2016); ‘Falling Gets Me Down’, Naming Rights, London, UK (2015); ‘The More You Look, The More You Look’, 100 plus, Zurich, CH (2014); ‘Captive Audience’, MOK, Rotterdam, NL (2013); ‘Heads & Faces’, PEER, London, UK (2013); and, ‘Going Forward…’ Anne Mosserie-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, CH (2013).

Recent group exhibitions include: 17th Tallinn Print Triennial ‘Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention’ at EKKM, Tallinn, EE (2018); ‘Tipping the Scales‘ at Paradise Works, Manchester, UK (2018); ‘A Journey from a sweeping gesture to a lasting effect’, VITRINE, Basel, CH (2016); ‘Being Boring’, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, IS (2016); ‘L’Hospice des Mille-Cuisses’ CAN, Neuchâtel, CH (2015); ‘Works on Paper by Sculptors’, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2015); ‘Hairy Plotter and the Polygrapher’s Tones’, Toves, Copenhagen, DK (2015); ‘Kunstvlaai’, solo presentation with Q. Projects, Amsterdam, NL (2014);’Pleasure Principles’, Foundation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, FR (2014); ‘Enjoy The Squares & Triangles You Know. Discover The Squares & Triangles You Don’t Know’, Arcade Fine Arts, London, UK (2013); ‘The Red Queen’ MONA, Tasmania, AUS (2013); ‘Emmy Moore’s Journal: An Exhibition Based on a Letter in a short Story by Jane Bowles,’ SALTS, Basel CH (2013); and ‘Nothing is Forever’ at the South London Gallery, London, UK (2010).

He has curated the exhibitions ‘What’s in a Band? Eyes, Ears, Mouth & Nose!’ at Corner College, Zurich, CH (2012) and ‘Oneself As Another’, at K3 Project Space, Zurich, CH (2011).

Sam Porritt: A Certain Change
Sam Porritt’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in Basel
15 Sep 2018 - 27 Jan 2019
Summer of Suspense
The exhibition is an experiment in alternative forms of getting together. 43 local artists slowly develop...
26 May 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
Kunsthalle Zürich
Sam Porritt: Grist To The Mill
A solo exhibition by the artist Sam Porritt. He will show a new work titled ‘Grist To The Mill’...
30 Sep 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
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