Peter Kennard

Born 1949
1965-67
Byam Shaw School of Art

1967-70
Slade School of Fine art (Slade Diploma)

1976-1979
Royal College of Art (MA in Fine Art)

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2013
To have and have not, Noorderlicht Festival, Groningen, Netherlands
Blue Murder, Hang-Up Gallery, London

2012
New work, Hales Gallery, London

2010
Fragments from a Broken World, National Photographic Archive, Dublin

2008
1968: Stop, Gimpel Fils, London
Uncertified Documents, Pump House Gallery, London

2007
Ammunition: Make Art Not War, Peter Kennard and Cat Picton-Phillipps, St. Margaret's Church Art Gallery, Norwich

2006-7
Obscenity, Peter Kennard and Cat Picton-Phillipps, Ashwin Street, Dalston

2004
Decoration, Gimpel Fils, London
Award, Peter Kennard and Cat Picton-Phillipps, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
Demo, City Hall, London
Decoration / Award, Street Level Gallery, Glasgow

2003
Face, Gimpel Fils, London

1997
Photomontages - a Retrospective, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London
Reading Room, Gimpel Fils, London
Home, Dazed and Confused Gallery, London

1996
Unwords, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (touring)

1995
Welcome to Britain, Sassoon Gallery , Folkstone
Our Financial Times, Gimpel Fils, London (with Ken Livingstone, MP)
From an Abandoned Alley, Cambridge Darkroom

1994
Out of Order, Zone Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Welcome to Britain, Royal Festival Hall, London

1992
Break up - Eastern Europe, Laing Gallery, Newcastle
Stop Paintings and Photomontages 1973-1991, Kent Gallery, NewYork
Our 999, Gimpel Fils, London
Welcome to Britain, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

1990
Images for the End of the Century, Gimpel Fils, London (installation)
Images for the End of the Century, Imperial War Museum, London and
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (photomontages)

1989
Photomontages for Peace, Palais des Nations, Geneva

1987
In a Right State, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (touring installation)

1985
Images Against War 1965-1985, Barbican Centre, London (retrospective)

1984
Data 1984, Barbican Centre, London (touring UK & Germany)

1982-3 from an Unofficial War Artist, County Hall, London (touring)

1981
Images for Disarmament, Institute of Contemprary Art, London and Arnolfini, Bristol

1980
No Nuclear Weapons, Camerawork Gallery, London (touring)

1978
A Document of Chile, Half Moon Gallery, London (touring)

1973
Photographers Gallery, University of Southampton

1971
Gardner Arts Centre, Sussex University (Artist in Residence)

1970
Zeez Arts, London
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

1968
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013
The Hecklers, The New Art Gallery Walsall
Caught in the Crossfire, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

2012
Iraq: How, Where, For Whom?, The Mosaic Rooms, London
Fleurs du Mal/The Flowers of Evil, Galeria Awangarda, Wroclaw, Poland

2010
Goodbye to London - Radical Art and Politics in the Seventies, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin
Splitting in Two / Downstairs: Review Part II, Gimpel Fils, London.

2009
Embedded Art - Kunst im Namen der Sicherheit, AdK - AKADEMIE DER KüNSTE, Berlin

2007-8
Weapons of Mass Communication, Imperial War Museum, London

2007
Forms of Resistence, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands
Between today and yesterday, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh

2006
Media Burn, Tate Modern, London
The Portrait, Ashwin Street, Dalston
Kapital, Kent Gallery, New York
Watch out ... it's real, Greengrassi, London
Photo-Trafic, Centre de la Photographie, Geneve
Untitled (Iraq), Photofussion, London

2005
Citizens, Pitshanger Manor House & Gallery, London; Leicester City Gallery, Leicester; Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales; Ormeau Baths, Belfast
East International, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk
Presence, Gimpel Fils, London

2004
Collage, Bloomberg Space, London
Pax Britannica: A Hellish Peace, The Aquarium, London
The Solar Anus, Henry Peacock Gallery, London

2002
Location: UK, Gimpel Fils, London

1995
Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1994
Where is Home?, Kent Gallery, New York

1993
British Artists, International Art Centre, Poznan

1992
The Cutting Edge, The Barbican Centre, London

1991
Shocks to the System, Festival Hall, London & touring
Photomontage Now, Manchester City Gallery

1989
Through the Looking Glass, Photographic Art in Britain 1945-89, Barbican Centre, London

1986
Art Meets Science, Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden, London

1985-8
Whitechapel Open, London

1984
Art of the Comic Strip, Gimpel Fils, London

1983
Place, Gimpel Fils, London

1981
Photographer as Printmaker, Art Council (touring)

1978
Art into Society, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1973
Photography into Art, Arts Council (touring)

Publications:

2004
Decoration, with essays by John Berger and Alice Correia
2000
Dispatches from an Unofficial War Artist, Kennard, Peter, Foreword by Livingstone, Ken, Lund Humphries
1999
Domesday Book, Kennard, Peter, Foreword by Harold Pinter Manchester University Press
1996
UNWORDS, Kennard, Peter, Bluecoat
1995
Our Financial Times, Kennard, Peter and Livingstone, Ken, Gimpel Fils, London
1990
Images for the End of the Century, Kennard, Peter, Journeyman/Pluto Press
1986
About Turn, Evans, Bill and Kennard, Peter, Pluto Press
1985
Target London, Kennard, Peter, GLC
1983
GLC Peace Posters, Kennard, Peter, GLC
Jobs for a Change, GLC Economic Policy Group, GLC
1981
No Nuclear Weapons, Kennard, Peter and Sissons, Ric, CND/Pluto PressCollections:

Antwerp Art Gallery
Arts Council of Britain
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Imperial War Museum, London
Magdalen College
Oxford National Museum of Photography, Film and Television,
Bradford Science Museum
Tate Gallery
University College, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Peter Kennard

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