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these are the days, 2009
Matt Stokes, 2007

Born in Penzance, Cornwall, England
Lives and works in Gateshead and Newcastle, England

BA with honors, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Foundation Course. Brighton College of Art, East Sussex, UK

Dance Swine Dance, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK
Give to me the Life I Love, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Give to Me the Life I Love, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Nuestro tiempo, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
Cantata Profana, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Matt Stokes, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, England
The Distant Sound, De Hallen Haarlem, The Netherlands
No Place Else Better Than Here, Kunsthalle Fredericianum, Kassel, Germany
Voice | Hand | Hammer | Fire, Works|Projects, Bristol, England
VIVID, Birmingham, England (Commission)
these are the days, Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam
these are the days, ZieherSmith, New York
The Gainsborough Packet, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
The Gainsborough Packet, &c., 176, London
these are the days, Arthouse, Austin, TX
Real Arcadia, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany
Now is Early, Void, Derry, Ireland
Long After Tonight, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
Attitudes espace d'arts contemporains, Geneva, Switzerland
Matt Stokes, ZieherSmith, New York
Lost in the Rhythm, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Solo Booth and Special Project, Workplace Gallery, NADA Art Fair, Miami
Pills to Purge Melancholy, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

VOLUPTÉ, Sextant et Plus, Marseille, France
Social Sound: Art about music and what life sounds like, VHDG, Netherlands
Contemporary Art Club, Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam
A Fire in the Masters House is Set, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
The Big Society, Galerie Vallois, Paris, France
Echoes, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Der Diskrete Charme des Blinden Flecks, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Into the Light, Error One, Antwerp, Belgium
Contour, Off-site show, Mechelen, Belgium
Decalogue, Winkleman Gallery, New York
From Ritual to Theatre, Ancient & Modern, London
Outer/Inner Experiences, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh
Right Right Now Now,M.1/Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt, Germany
Among The Nightingales, curated by Clarissa Corfe, Tatton Park Biennal, Cheshire, UK
Live Weekend, ICA, London
Northern Art Prize, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, England
Running Time, Dean Gallery/National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia
States of Independence, Frome, England
See This Sound, Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria
MARZ Live, MARZ Galeria, Lisbon Portugal
Desiring Necessities, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, England
Crossing, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Deptford X, London, England
Single Channel, curated by Christopher Eamon, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
I desired what you were, I need what you are, MAZE, Turin, Italy
King Fisher's Tales, Union, London
Palinsesti, San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
The Weasel: Pop Music and Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London
Ocho Y Medio, Quito and Maac Cine, Ecuador, curated by Tate Modern
Projection Project II, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
The Projection Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium
Street: behind the cliché, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
EAST International 06, Norwich Gallery, East Anglia, UK
Formal Dining, curated by Workplace Gallery, Hales Gallery, London
Beck’s Futures, Simultaneous exhibitions at the ICA, London and venues in Glasgow and Bristol
Blue Star, Red Wedge, WASPS, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
You Shall Know Our Velocity, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Our Surroundings, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Gatsobyter, Plan 9 Artists Space, Bristol, UK
Sacred Selections, performance with Grizedale Arts, Coniston Festival, UK
Everything Must Go, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK
Romantic Detachment, PS1 MOMA, New York, USA and Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
Spark Video International, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada
QSL. FM radio broadcast, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough, UK
S1 Salon ‘Cabaret’, S1 Art Space, Sheffield, UK
Space Between Us, Friar House, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Lets Get Married, Grizedale Arts, Cumbria, UK
Vacant, Vardy Gallery, Sunderland, UK
Spark Video Programme, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, USA
LUX Open, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Living Proof, Live FM radio broadcast from Bewick Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Memento, Underground stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro system, UK
VideoROM, Museo Arte Contemporanea, Rome and Gallery of Modern Art, Bergamo, Italy
Land and the Samling, Kielder Water and Forest, Northumberland, UK
The Big M, mobile projection space. Venues around the UK and Europe
Mostyn 12 Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales
Visions in the Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust, London, UK
VideoROM, Projection programme,Valencia Biennial, Spain
Retail Therapy, City Art Weekender, Sunderland, UK
Allotment, Adhoc Gallery, Wallsend, North Tyneside, UK
Small Battles, Mackey Mayor Building, Manchester, UK
ROOT, Organized by Hull Time Based Arts. Timebase, Hull, UK
VANE, Disused shop unit, Highbridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
NOW Festival, Disused shop, Queens Street, Nottingham, UK
VANE Export, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Jarman Award, United Kingdom (short-listed)
Northern Art Prize, England (short-listed)
Residency, Project Space 176, London, England
Beck’s Futures 2006, awarded by the ICA and Beck’s
RSA Art for Architecture, grant supporting a design and lead artist role for new PFI buildings

"Goings On About Town: Matt Stokes," The New Yorker, December 14, 2009
Freire Barnes, “Matt Stokes,” Bon International, Fall 2009
Sarah Andress, "Matt Stokes,"Flash Art Online, July 2009
Emily Portman, "The Gainsborough Packet,"fRoots (Folk Roots Magazine), May 2009
Laura Cumming, "Playing To The Gallery,"Observer Music Monthly, April 20, 2009
Paul Usherwood, "Matt Stokes,"Art Monthly, April 2009
Martin Herbert, “Exhibition of the Week: Matt Stokes,” Time Out London, March 31, 2009
Francesca Gavin, “Time Traveller,” Dazed and Confused, March 2009
Erlend Clouston, “Gainsborough Packet, Matt Stokes’s 19th-century pop video,” The Guardian, March 05, 2009
Robert Faires, “Such Stuff as Screams Are Made On,” The Austin Chronicle, March 20, 2009
Alexandra Richmond, “Recap: Matt Stokes...At Broken Neck,” Austin Decider, November 7, 2008
Christop Braun, “Die Fröhliche Ethnografie,” Groove, Electronic Music and Club-culture, July 2008
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, “British artist mines Austin’s punk history.” Austin American Statesman, July 24, 2008
Dominikus Müller, “Wer bin ich am Morgen danach?”, February 1, 2008
Samuel Schellenberg, "Retours sur catharsis," Le Courrier, May 25, 2007
David Velasco, "Review: Matt Stokes at ZieherSmith," Artforum, May 2007
Joshua Mack, "Reviews: Matt Stokes," Time Out New York, March 22-28, 2007
"The View," John Kelly/Panel Review, RTE Television. January 02, 2007
"An Alternative Perspective," Irish Times, January 2007
"Radio Review," Phantom FM, January 2007
Neil Mulholland, "Ouverture," Flash Art, November 2006
Sally O’Reilly, "Edinburgh Round Up," Art Monthly, October 2006
Susan Mansfield, "Rave Reviews of Bygone Youth," The Scotsman, August 29, 2006
Susan Mansfield, "Nothings Sacred," The Scotsman, August 08, 2006
Louise Cohen, "The Young Soul Rebel," The Times, August 02, 2006
Alexander Kennedy, "The Accidental Tourist," List Magazine, July 20, 2006
Paul Delgarno, "Church Tunes into the Soul," The Sunday Herald, July 9, 2006
Danny Robins, "Sacred Selections: Happy Hardcore," Radio One, May 2006
Charlotte Higgins, "Beck’s Futures 2006," The Guardian, May 3, 2006
"Artists project," Untitled (Contemporary Art), Spring 2006
Dorian Lynskey, "Art and the Soul (music)," The Guardian, May 02, 2006
Serena Davies, "Beck’s Find it’s Fizz," The Telegraph, April 4, 2006
Laura Cumming, "Sip it and See," The Observer, April 2, 2006

these are the days, (monograph) Austin: Arthouse, 2009
The Gainsborough Packet &c., (monograph) London: 176, 2009
Hijack Reality, by Bob and Roberta Smith, London: Deptford X, 2009
Lost in the Rhythm, (monograph) Edinburgh: Collective Gallery, 2007
Palinsesti 2007, Udine: Forum, 2007
Beck’s Futures 2006, London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2006
EASTinternational 2006, Norwich: Norwich Gallery, 2006
Workplace, Sunderland: Art Editions North, 2004
From Me To You, Becky Shaw, Middlesbrough: QSL FM/Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2004
QSL FM, Middlesbrough: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2004