Anna Fox

 
Anna Fox is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the last twenty-five years and is Professor of Photography at the University of Creative Arts, Farnham.

Working in colour, Fox first gained attention for Work Stations: Office Life in London (1988), a study of office culture in Thatcher's Britain, originally commissioned by Camerawork and The Museum of London.

She is best known for Zwarte Piet (1993-8), a series of twenty portraits taken over a five-year period that explore Dutch black-face' folk traditions associated with Christmas.

Other projects have included The Village (1992), a multi-media collaboration with the writer Val Williams, examining the experiences of rural women, and Friendly Fire, which records the leisure activity of paint-balling in the manner of war reportage.

More recent publications include Cockroach Diary and My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words (2000), which deal with autobiographical narratives and were designed as miniature, limited edition books.

A major monograph, Anna Fox Photographs 1983 - 2007, was published by Photoworks in 2007, the same year in which Fox was included in the Tate Gallery's major exhibition, How We Are. Photographing Britain.

Her most recent exhibition, Cockroach Diaries & Other Stories, opened at Impressions Gallery, Bradford in 2008 then toured to the Winchester Gallery and Ffotogallery, Cardiff, 2009. It showed autobiographic narratives that combined photographic evidence with frustrated diary entries.

A boxed set of photographs from her 41 Hewitt Road series as well as her latest RESORT are also available through the gallery.




Education:

1986
Audio Visual studies at The Surrey Institute, Farnham

1999
Arts & Humantities Research Board
The London Institute Research Board

1995
Visual Arts Award, London Arts Board

1994
Travel Award for research from Kent Institute of Art & Design
Travel Award for research from Arts Council of England.

1993
Research award for curation, Arts Council of England.


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2011
Paris Photo 2011, Paris
RESORT. James Hyman Photography, UK
RESORT. An exhibition chartering life in British holiday camp, Butlins. Pallant House Gallery, UK

2010
Anna Fox. Cockroach Diary and Other Stories, Krakow, Poland

2008
Impressions Gallery, Bradford
Winchester Gallery, Winchester

2003
London Stories
41 Hewitt Road, LCP Gallery, London

2001
Printemps de Septembre Toulouse.
Centre de Photographie, Lectoure
Imagique, Langon

2000
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

1999
Le Lycée Colbert, Lorient
Rencontres de la Photographie Lorient
Catalogue: 13e Rencontres Photographiques

1998
Image/Imatge, Orthez

1997
Studio Marangoni, Florence
Galerie Le Lieu, Lorient
Nancy Biennale

1996
The Shoreditch Foto Biennale
Caisse des Depots et Consignations, Bordeaux
Caisse des Depots et Consignations, Paris
Catalogue, Photographie d'une Collection

1995
Galeria Spectrum, Zaragoza.
The British Council Gallery, Koln
Catalogue, Soundings Cross Channel Photography Mission

1994
Braga Festival of Photography.
Catalogue, 8 Encontros da Imagen
Vigo Festival of Photography

1993
Galeria Spectrum, Zaragoza
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
The Edge Gallery, London

1992
Primavera, Barcelona
Tarazona Festival of Photography
ARPA, Bordeaux

1991
Les Rencontres Photographiques en Bretagne, Lorient.

1990
Photographers Gallery, London

1989
Espace St Cyprien, Toulouse
Eigen + Art, Leipzig

1988
Camerawork, London

1986
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Southill Park Gallery, Bracknell

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013
Braga Photography Festival, Portugal - expected exhibition of RESORT 1.

2010
AIPAD Photography Show, From Talbot to Fox, James Hyman Photography, New York
London Calling. Anna Fox, Stephen Gill, Nigel Shafran, James Hyman Photography, London

2008
Knight of the Camera, Birmingham City Library

2007
Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde, Tate Liverpool
How We Are: Photography in Britain Now, Tate Britain

2006
1 + 1 = 3 Collaboration in recent British Portraiture, Fotofreo, Perth then Australian Center for Photography, Sydney
The Office/In and Out of the Box, Dorsky Gallery New York
Encontras da Imagen A Retrospective, Braga
Les Peintres de la Vie Moderne, Pompidou Centre

2005
Londoners at Work, The Museum of London in Docklands

2004
Collections d'oevres photographiques de la Caisse des dépots et Consignations, Centre Culturgest de la Caixa general de depositos, Lisbon
Diva call me escariot, London College of Fashion
Encontros da Imagen, Braga

2003
From Tarzan to Rambo, Tate Modern
Further Up in the Air, Liverpool

2002
Fair Play, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham.
Shoe, Leicester City Gallery, Shoe, Dundee Contemporary Arts

2001
Face On, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
Fair Play, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London

2000
New Natural History, Hasselblad Foundation, Gotenberg

1999
Interior Brittania, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
New Natural History, National Museum of Photography, Bradford.

1997
On The Bright Side of Life, NBGK Berlin
On The Bright Side of Life, Kunstverein, Ludwigschafen. 1998 Inventories, Shoreditch Biennale
The English on The English, New British Photography, La Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles.

1996
Documentary Dilemmas, Thessaloniki Photosynkyria, Greece
Warworks, The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa

1995
Warworks, The Victoria & Albert Museum, then British tour with The South Bank TES
Viewfindings, Watershed, Bristol, then National Museum of Photography, Film & TV, Bradford
Moi de la Photo, Rheims

1994
Documentary Dilemmas, Dublin Gallery of Photography, Florence, Padua, Czechoslovakia
Positive View, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Warworks, Rotterdam Biennale
Deutsche Leasing Awards, Ten Year anniversary exhibition
Viewfindings, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance

1993
Documentary Dilemmas, Sao Paolo
Uber die Grossen Stadte, NBGK, Academy of Arts, Berlin
Royal Photographic Society, Bath
Deutsche Leasing Awards, Frankfurt

1992
Saaremna Festival, Estonia
Illegard Gallery, Tartu
Photographers Gallery, Vilnius
Moi de la Photo, Rheims

1991
The Fourth Wall, Amsterdam
Regeneration, The Mappin Gallery, Sheffield
Regeneration, Untitled Gallery, Sheffield

1990
Triennale de la Photographie, Charloi

1989
Through The Looking Glass, Barbican Art Gallery, London

1987
The Museum of London

1988
Dream Homes, Camerawork, London

Selected Publications:

2007
Anna Fox Photographs 1983 - 2007, monograph, Photoworks with texts by Val Williams, Mieke Bal, David Chandler, and Jason Evans

2005
Mirar el Mundo Otra Vez, Galeria Spectrum Collection 25 years of Photography
The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Charlotte Cotton, Thames & Hudson.

2004
Up in the Air, a Book of Ideas, Liverpool
Questions of Tradition, University of Toronto Press, Mieke Bal
Contemporary Photography, Charlotte Cotton, Thames & Hudson.
Furthermore, a book of proposals, Furtherafield.
Made in Kaunas 2002, Milton Keynes Gallery
Made in Gothenburg 2002, Milton Keynes Gallery
'Travelling Concepts in the Humanities' by Mieke Bal, Toronto University Press

2003
Made in Florence 2003, Milton Keynes Gallery
Made in los Cristianos 2003, Milton Keynes Gallery
Denken Over Cultuur, Open Universiteit Nederland
Further Up in The Air, Liverpool

2001
Made in Milton Keynes 2001, by Milton Keynes Gallery

2000
Cockroach Diary, Monograph, Shoreditch Biennale
My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words, Monograph, Shoreditch Biennale
Visual Narrative Mix: Interdisciplinary Collissions and Collusions, Southampton Institute Fine Art Research Centre

1999
Catalogue of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Charloi
Zwarte Piet, Monograph, text by Mieke Bal, Black Dog
Editor for Arena, photographs of the development of the Manchester Arena by Len Grant.

1998
Co- editor with V.Williams, Street Dreams, Booth-Clibborn Editions and the Shoreditch Biennale

1995
Documentalismo Fotografico Contemporaneo, Margarita Ledo Andion

1988
Workstations, monograph, text by Sunil Gupta, Camerawork

Selected Awards:

2010
National Media Museum Photography Awards

2009
UKIERI (UK India research Initiative)
Shortlisted for Deutsche Borse Prize, Photographer's Gallery

2008
Arts Council England
PMI2 (Prime Ministers Initiative) Fund
UCA

2007
UCCA

2006
University College for the Creative Arts

2005
Surrey Institute of Art & Design
Arts Council of England

2002
Southern Arts Bursary
London Institute Research Board
Royal College of Art Research Board

2001
Royal College of Art Research Board
Arts and Humanities Research Board
London Institute Research Board

2000
Arts & Humanities Research Board
The London Institute Research Board
The Hasselblad Foundation


Selected Collections:

The National Media Musem, Bradford
The Museum of London
The British Council
Photographie Forum, Frankfurt
Department of Cultural Affairs, Toulouse
Musee de la Photographie, Charloi
Galerie le Lieu, Lorient
The Michael Wilson Collection
ARPA, Bordeaux
Encontrens Imagen, Portugal.
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Caisse des Depots et Consignations, Paris.
Randstadt,nl. Netherlands.
Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago

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