Born in Swansea, United Kingdom, 1982
Lives and works in London and Swansea

Rees incorporates sculpture and painting into a practice that approaches the process of reproduction and recognition as a medium itself. Using materials and processes like plasticine and artex that are imbued with elements of nostalgia and cultural history, Rees references the remits of personal and everyday culture. He states, “I like the different forms a conversation or collaboration can take, on your own with an artist’s book, in a gallery with a work or with artists themselves.”

Dan Rees (1982) has been involved in projects and exhibitions all across Europe and USA. Solo exhibitions include: 2015 – “Stimulate Surprise”, Tanya Leighton, Berlin; 2013 – The National Museum of Wales; The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin; ‘Civic Pride’, Nuno Centeno, Porto; 2012 – ‘Ogni cosa a suo tempo | Capitolo V’, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo; ‘Merthyr Rising’ New Galerie, Paris; 2011 – ‘Cryogenic Blue’, T293, Rome; ‘Philanthropy’, Jonathan Viner, London; ‘Ventricles’, Andreas Huber, Vienna, 2010 – ‘Shakin’ Peg Rails (And The Sunsets)’, Wallspace, New York; ‘French Cricket’, Tanya Leighton, Berlin; 2009- ‘Art Statements’, Art 40 Basel (with T293, Naples).

Group Exhibitions include: 2015 – “Think Local, Act Global” MOT International, Brussels; “Un Nouveau festival / Extension du domaine du jeu”, Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris; 2013 – ‘The Glass Show’, Jonathan Viner, London; 2012 – ‘CARA DOMANI opere dalla Collezione Ernesto Esposito’, MAMbo, Bologna;‘Accidentally on Purpose’, QUAD Gallery, Derby 2011- ‘Segalega’, Gio? Marconi and Zero; ‘Anti-Photography’, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea; 2010- ‘Exhibition, Exhibition’, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli; ‘Before and After’, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris; 2009- ‘Berlin-Los Angeles, A Tale Of Two (Other) Cities’, Massimo De Carlo, Milan.

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Born in Swansea, United Kingdom, 1982
Lives and works in London and Swansea

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
“Depressed Earth”, Múrias Centeno, Lisbon, Portugal
“Road Back To Relevance”, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy

2015
“Think Local, Act Global” MOT International, Brussels
“Stimulate Surprise”, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

2013
“Kelp”, MOSTYN, Wales
“Top Heavy”, T293, Rome
“Space Invaders 2”, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
“High Tea”, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
“Kelp”, The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
“Gravel Master” The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas
“Dan Rees”, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
“Civic Pride”, Nuno Centeno, Porto

2012
‘Ogni cosa a suo tempo | Capitolo V’, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo
‘In the ghetto it gets cold but we’ve got something to warm our soles’, Baronian Francey, Brussels
‘Merthyr Rising’ New Galerie, Paris

2011
‘Cryogenic Blue’, T293, Rome
‘Philanthropy’, Jonathan Viner, London
‘Ventricles’, Galerie Andreas Huber, Wien
‘Green Room: Dan Rees’, Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt

2010
‘Shakin’ Peg Rails (And The Sunsets)’, Wallspace, New York
‘French Cricket’, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
‘I Cocked It Up Trying To Get Loud’, Zingerpresents, Amsterdam
‘Medina Warfare’, Sandy Brown, Berlin (with Nicolas Ceccaldi)

2009
‘They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore’, T293, Naples
‘Present Future’, Artissima 16, Turin (with Tanya Leighton Gallery)
‘Shelf paintings (Pottery in October)’, Standard (Olso), Oslo (with Fredrik Vaerslev)
‘Junk On a Thing’, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
‘Landings/3’, Landings, Vestfossen
‘Somewhere Near The Black Mountain Hills’, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
‘Art Statements’, Art 40 Basel (with T293, Naples)
‘If It Looks Like It and Feels Like It’, Galerie Andreas Huber, Wien
‘Songs For The North Atlantic: Lost At Sea’, Krabbesholm HØJSKOLE, Krabbesholm

2008
‘Holiday Work’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Something Completely Separate And Totally Unrelated’, Ten Till Ten, Glasgow
‘Alan Brooks and Dan Rees’, Mot International, London

2007
‘Something To Fill That Empty Feeling’, T293, Naples
‘Things I Did When I Was A Young Man’, Mission Gallery, Swansea
‘Three Works In September’, Parade Gallery, London

2006
‘Music to my Years’, Galerie Mille D’Air, Berlin
‘variable Peace’, Mission Gallery, Swansea

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
“FOOD-Ecologies of the Everyday”, Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial, Fellbach, Germany

2015
“By Boat (farewell), José García, México DF
“Un Nouveau festival / Extension du domaine du jeu”, Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris
“I Never Lied To You”, Camberwell College of Arts, London
“Bail Bond”, MOT International, London

2014
“Postcodes”, Casa do Povo, São Paulo
“Screen Play, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow
“Airports for shadows and dust: pt1 (curated by Andrew Bonacina), Artuner (online)
“New Order: British Art Now II”, Saatchi Gallery, London
“Home Again, Again II”, The Journal Gallery, New York

2013
“Jetztzeit (Present Time) + The Angel´s Back (curated by Manuel Segade), Centre d´art la Panera, Lleida, Spain
“Visions from Beyond: A Foray into Metaphysics and Materiality”, Galerie Isa, Mumbai
“For no apparent reason”, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
“Gisèle Freund 2013″, New York Gallery, New York
“The Glass Show”, Jonathan Viner, London

2012
‘CARA DOMANI opere dalla Collezione Ernesto Esposito’, MAMbo, Bologna
‘Without (Jonathan Monk)’, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels
‘Accidentally on Purpose’, QUAD Gallery, Derby
‘Paul Cowan, Brendan Fowler, Chadwick Rantanen, Dan Rees’, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
‘Port’, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto
‘You are right, it flows much better this way’, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna
‘Mise-en-scène’, Young Art, Los Angeles
‘An Incomplete History of Incomplete Works of Art’, Francesca Minini, Milan
‘Prowizorka / Makeshift’, Galerie Miejska Arsenal, Poznan; Galeria Sztuki Wspótczesnej BWA, Katowice
‘Surface to Surface’, Jonathan Viner, London
‘Young British Art II’, Dienstgebäeude, Zürich
‘D’après Giorgio’, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Rome
‘Painting, is a painting, is a painting’, Cul de Sac, London

2011
‘Painting Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
‘Chopped & Screwed’, MKG127, Toronto
‘Somewhere Else’, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona
‘Segalega’, Giò Marconi and Zero…, Milan
‘The confidence man’, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
‘Young British Art’, Limoncello Gallery, London
‘Keep Floors and Passages Clear’, White Columns, New York
‘Just Photography’, Martos Gallery, New York
‘Anti-Photography’, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea

2010
‘État de Choses’, Darsa Comfort, Zurich
‘Exhibition, Exhibition’, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli (To)
‘Brand New You´re Retro’, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna
‘Before and After’, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris
‘A Simple Catastrophe’, Supplement, London
‘Die Dritte Dimension’, New Galerie de France, Paris
‘Freischuss’, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin
‘Gallery, Galerie, Galleria’, Norma Mangione, Turin
‘A very, very long cat’, Wallspace, New York

2009
‘Not Created By A Human Hand’, Wildfried Lentz, Rotterdam
‘Berlin, Los Angeles, A Tale Of Two (Other) Cities’, Massimo De Carlo, Milan
‘Collaboration’, Autocenter, Berlin
‘First view’, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
‘0.08014440536499023 WL – 51.52841035161011 NB’, Zinger Presents, London
‘Richard Prince and the revolution’, ProjecteSD, Barcelona
‘Grey Matter’, Talbort Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
‘At Five To Ten by the Old Bridge’, My Sweetheart, Neue Alte Bruecke, Frankfurt

2008
‘Sink the boat before it sails’, Basis, Frankfurt
‘What is my name?’, Hisk Higher Institute For Fine Arts, Gent
‘September Show’, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
‘Playtime’, Bétonsalon, Paris
‘Library’, Uovo Open Office, Berlin
‘18’, Center, Berlin
‘Weißes Lächeln’, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
‘The Store’, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius
‘The World Is Flat’, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
‘Freunde und Bekannte‘, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin

2007
‘Rundgang, Städelschule’, Frankfurt
‘Without’, Yvon Lambert, Paris
‘The Moment You Realise You Are Lost’, Johann König, Berlin
‘Some Time Waiting’, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

2006
‘For One Day Only’, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
‘Beasts of Burden’, General Public, Berlin
‘Today Is A Beautiful Day’, Nog Gallery, London
‘The Known and the Unknown’, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

 

COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas
Tang Museum, Skidmore College
Vanhaerents Art Collection
Rouhina Trust
Depart Foundation, LA
Saatchi, London
Bass, Miami
Sandretto foundation
GAMeC Bergamo
Sammlung Scharpff
Cruz Collection Miami
Zabludowicz collection

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  • DAN REES

    solo show: Road Back To Relevance

    Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy
    15/03/2016 – 10/06/2016

  • DAN REES

    group show: By Boat (farewell)

    José García.mx, México DF
    curated by Adam Carr
    13/10/2015 – 28/11/2015

  • DAN REES

    solo show: Stimulate Surprise

    Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
    24/01/2015 – 7/03/2015

  • DAN REES

    solo show: “Kelp”

    National Museum Cardiff, Wales
    08/06/2013– 01/09/2013

  • DAN REES

    group show: “Sin motivo aparente”

    Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
    Curated by: Javier Hontoria
    10/05/2013 – 29/09/2013