Artist & Curator
Andrew Bick is an artist and curator living and working in London. Through both art and exhibition making he is exploring the complex and ambivalent nature of our relationship to Modernism. His practice and curatorial work reconfigures principles of concrete art in relation to the social impact and sustainability of contemporary art practice.
He supervises PhD’s at Kingston University and University of Gloucestershire and at the latter is Reader in Fine Art. He is currently working on a monograph with Hatje Canz/Museum Haus Konstruktiv, to be launched in Zurich in April 2019.
He is represented in significant public and private collections worldwide, notably Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, The British Museum, Yale Center for British Art, GoMA, Glasgow, Goldman Sachs, Roche Art Collection, UBS, Stalke Collection, Denmark and Pizzuti Collection, USA.
Andrew Bick is represented by Hales Gallery, London and Galerie von Bartha, Basel and has written for Art Monthly, Art and Christianity Enquiry, The Brooklyn Rail, Kultureflash and Abstract Critical.
He is currently Chair of the board of Tannery Arts London and on the advisory board of
Drawing Room, London.
More about Andrew Bick
Clare: How would you describe your process for making art?
Andrew: It is about asking questions of myself at all stages, based on repetition and both mechanism, and chance occurrences that disrupt that mechanism. It is also about responding to materials and what Systems Artist, Jeffrey Steele, calls “material syntax”.
Clare: What will you be looking for in the entries submitted to the competition?
Andrew: Artists who understand the roots of their work but still have the confidence to take risks, also painters capable of being humorous and serious at the same time.
Clare: Do you have any advice for artists considering entering our competition?
Andrew: Get a trusted colleague to help you decide what work to submit.
Read the rest of Andrew's Interview on our Blog