John Davies

Education

1974
Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014
Turning Green to Brown, Portraits of people in Sefton Park Meadows, on show at 3 venues across Liverpool.
Urban Dreams & City State, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Hidden River, at the Night of Photography, La Chaux-de-fonds, Switzerland

2013
Paysage Document IV, Galerie les Filles du Calvaire, Paris
Hidden River, Hotel Fontfreyde-Centre Photograprique, Clermont-Ferrand, France
France - England, Les Rencontres Arles Photographie, Arles, France
Highways, Museum of London, London

2012/2013
Paysage Document, touring exhibition, France

Signs of War, Look11 Festival, Milkandsugar Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2010
L'Anse de Paulilles, France & Fuji City, Japan, Gallerie Vu, Paris, France
Transition, Beam, Wakefield, UK

2009
City Sate, The Lit & Phil / Mining Institute, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
House, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK

2008
Krajobrazy Miejskie / Urban Landscapes, Galeria Fotografii pf, Poznan, Poland

2006
The British Landscape, Photo España, Madrid, Spain

2005
Signs of Coal, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
What Everyone Wants, Lord St window installation for Liverpool Independant Biennial

2004
Urban Dreams, (8 cities from Metropoli) Ffotogallery at Turner House, Penarth, Wales, UK

2003
Metropolis: Manchester, at both Manchester Art Gallery & Urbis, Manchester, UK

2002
Metropoli, (London), Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, UK
Seine Valley, Gallery Photo, Rouen, France

2001
Metropoli (part 1), Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK

2000
Sept Photographies, Centre Culturel de Saint Benoit, France

1999
Sguardi Gardesani, Museo Civico Riva del Garda, Italy

1997
Through fire & water: the River Taff, Oriel, Cardiff and National Museum of Wales

1996
The River and the City - München, Barbara Gross Gallerie, Munich, Germany
A Year and a Day, Visitor Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
The River and the City - Florence, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, UK

1994
Fos-Sur-Mer and the Industrial zone, Fos-sur-Mer, France

1993
Rhondda Valleys, Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris, France

1992
Vigovisions, IV Foto bienal, Vigo, Spain
Cross Currents, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK

1991
Phase 11, The Photographers' Gallery, UK

1989
Autoroute A26, Mission Photographique Transmanche, Douchy, France

1988
Taking Stock, Stockport Art Gallery, UK: Landscapes of Stockport

1987
Skylines, Viewpoint, Salford, UK: Rural landscapes 1976 to 1984
A Green & Pleasant Land
, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

1985
On the edge of White Peak, Buxton Museum, UK: Derbyshire quarries

1984
The Valleys Project, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK: Rhymney Valley

1983
Durham Coalfield, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1982
Above and Beyond, Untitled Gallery, Sheffield, UK

1981
Landscapes, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

1977
John Davies - Photographs, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
All that is solid melts into air, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick

2013
Landmarks: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London
2011
Democratic Promenade, (Our Ground project) Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool, UK

2010
Facts of Life, British Documentary Photography 1974-1997, National Museum in Krakow

2009
Next Up - Liverpool Art Now, Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool, UK
European Eyes on Japan (Fuji City), CUC, Novas, Liverpool, UK

2008
Cities on the Edge, CUC, Novas, Liverpool, UK
Deutsche BPhotography Prize 2008, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

2007
How We Are - Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London, UK

2006
Monuments & Paysages, Arles, France
Making History, Tate Liverpool, UK

2005
Coalfield Stories, Photofusion, London, UK
Trans Emillia, Fotomuseum, Winterhur, Switzerland
Land of Promise, Noorderlicht, Groningen, The Netherlands
Dedans - Dehors, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

2004
Shrinking Cities, KW - institute for contemporary art, Berlin, Germany

2002
The St James Group Photography Prize, Flowers East, London, UK

2001
Questions of Landscape, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Art & Time, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain

2000
Luoghi come Paesaggio, Uffizi Museum Gallery, Florence, Italy
Identificazione di un Paesaggio, Marghera, Italy
Just Another Day, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Milano Senzaconfini, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
Le Temps Vite, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1999
Under Construction, Milwaukee Art Museum, USA
Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Archaeology of the Urban Landscape, Gallery of Anthropology, Coimbra, Portugal

1998
Archaeology of the Urban Landscape, Gallery of Anthropology, Coimbra, Portugal

1997
San Gottardo, Galeria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland

1996
Sul Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal

1995
Elsewhere, Gallerie du Jour, Paris, France
Power to Change, RIBA Architecture Centre, London, UK

1994
L'Observatoire Photographique du paysage, Cite des Sciences, Paris, France

1993
Documentary Dilemmas, British Council touring outside UK
Iron River, Bilbao Metropolitan Museum, Spain: Urban centres of Bilbao
A City in Photographs, Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp, Belgium

1992
Roten Blitz, Haus der Architektur, Graz, Austria: Hydro-Electric schemes

1991
British Photography from the Thatcher years, MoMA, New York, USA

1990
Barcelona, Association of Catalan Architects, Spain

1986
The Art of Photography, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Urban Landscapes, Perspektive Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1984
Idee prozess ergebins, International Bauasstellung, Berlin, Germany

1983
For Druridge, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Selected Collections

Arts Council of England
British Council: Athens, Leipzig & London
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Deutsche BArt Collection, Frankfurt
FNAC (Fonds National d Art Contemporian), Paris
Maison Europeenne de la photographie, Paris
Manchester City Art Gallery
Ministere de L' Environnement, Paris
Musee de la Photographie, Chalerio
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp
National Library of Wales
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford / National Media Museum
National Museum and Galleries of Wales
Ruhrlandmuseum, Essen
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

John Davies

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