Amikam Toren
Biography

1945 Born in Israel
Lives and works in London

1974-1976, Founding co-editor, Wallpaper

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Safe City, Matt’s Gallery, London,
2015 The End of the World as We Know It, Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus
2014 Amikam Toren, Frieze New York, New York
Neither a Teapot Nor a Painting, MOT International, Brüssels
2013 Carrots, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Of The Times and Other Historic Works, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Reproductions, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2012 Moving in the Right Direction, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2009 Amikam Toren – Carrots & Refreshments, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008 Carrots, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2006 Narrative painting #1, A61, Köln
Ten Last Drawings, The Room, London
Received Wisdom, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2005 Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries Folkstone, Kent
Plan B, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv
Amikam Toren, John Frankland, Matt’s Gallery, London
2004 Picnic, t1 +2artspace, London
Clouds in Trousers, ARTLAB 29 at Imperial College, London
2003 Golem, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2002 Bluebeard, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London
2000 Ramat-Gan Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
1999 Bluebeard, Minerva-Bar Gallery, Tel Aviv
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
1998 Armchair Paintings 1989-1998, Minerva-Bar Gallery, Tel Aviv
1997 Hand in Glove, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
1996 Three Takes, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1993 Textes, Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
Galerie Carstens, Berlin
Harry Zellweger, Basel
1991 Harry Zellweger, Basel
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Amikam Toren, Chisenhale Gallery, London
Amikam Toren, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1990 Amikam Toren, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (cat.)
1989 Safety Regulation Painting No,6, Victoria Miro, London
Rotterdam Kunststichtung, Rotterdam
Stacks, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1987 Pidgin Paintings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (cat., Patricia Bickers, ill.)
1985 Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Subverting…a temporary edition, Camerawork, London
1984 Actualities, Matt’s Gallery, London (cat., David Coxhead, ill.)
1983 Neither a tree nor a picture, Galeria Akumulatory, Poznan
Representations, Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
1982 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
1981 Bluff and double bluff, Matt’s Gallery, London
Toren, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (cat.)
1989 Safety Regulation Painting No,6, Victoria Miro, London
Rotterdam Kunststichtung, Rotterdam
Stacks, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1987 Pidgin Paintings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (cat., Patricia Bickers, ill.)
1985 Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Subverting…a temporary edition, Camerawork, London
1984 Actualities, Matt’s Gallery, London (cat., David Coxhead, ill.)
1983 Neither a tree nor a picture, Galeria Akumulatory, Poznan
Representations, Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
1982 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
1981 Bluff and double bluff, Matt’s Gallery, London
2013 Four Corners of the World, Hite Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Formal Alchemy, curated by Jessica Silverman, FUSED, San Francisco
Une exposition sans textes (An Exhibition Without texts), Organised by Jeu de Paume, at Maison d’art
Bernard Anthonioz
2012 The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Common Ground, Biennale Architettura 2012, Venice
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Jerwood Space, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
Summer Exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Homenagem, Museu do Acude, Rio de Janeiro
One and One and One, Cafe Gallery, London
Collaborators, Room, London
2011 Ill Fares The Land, Anthonny Reynolds Gallery, London
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011, London
Everyday, Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Smokefall, Tintype, London
One Another, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Abstraction, NO:ID Gallery at The Room, London
2010 No New Thing Under the Sun, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Re-make/Re-mnodel, The National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Inside Outsider Language, Waterside Project Space, London
Face History, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
The Way We Do Art Now, Selected by Pavel Büchler, Tanya Leighton Gallery,
Berlin
Summer Exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2009 Le chant de la carpe, Parc Saint Léger, Burgundy
Ecosfera, Artists’ Village Ein Hod, Tel Aviv
5 Sculptures, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
British Subjects 1948-2000, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York
2008 The Archer and the Goat, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Kate Atkin and Amikam Toren, Squid & Tabernacle, London
Intimacy, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia
Marc Camille Chaimowicz, de Appel, Amsterdam, traveling to PMMK in
Oostende, Belgium
At Home, Voewood Projects, High Kelling, Norfolk
Building, Dwelling, Thinking, Group show curated by John Slyce, Laura Bartlett
Gallery, London
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubrovnik
Still life, still, T 1+2 Gallery, London
Avatar of Sacred Discontent, T 1+2 Gallery, London
In the End was the Word, Matthew Bown Gallery, London
Chisenhale Biennale, London
2006 The Signing, Keith Talent Gallery, London (curator)
House in Motion, Fieldgate Gallery, London
Celeste Art Prize, Truman Brewery, London
If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial showroom history, The
Showroom, London
Kapital, Kent Gallery, New York
2005 Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries Folkestone, Kent
Whatever Happened to Social Democracy, Rooseum Center for Contemporary
Art, Malmö
2004 The Solar Anus, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
Bone Quake, 16 Upper Wimpole St, London
Painting, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2003 ChockerFuckingBlocked, Jeffrey Charles, London
2002 Face Off: portrait oft he artist, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (cat.) and touring to
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Fluent – paintings and words, Centenary Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts
Reality Revisited, Martin Kudlek, Cologne
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Reflections, gf2, London (cat., ill.)
The Green Room, Percy Miller Gallery, London (curated by Simon Moretti)
A B See D, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Live in Your Head, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
Men at Home, Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv
Makeshift, University of Brighton (cat., ill.)
2000 Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
Amikam Toren/Ian Breakwell, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Live in Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain, 1965-75, Whitechapel
Art Gallery, London (cat., ill.)
British Art Show 5, Edinburgh and tour (cat., ill.)
1999 Artfocus, Jerusalem Biennale
British Artists, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Porcupines/Arthinking 1999, 291 Gallery, London
John Moores Exhibition 21, Liverpool (Prize winner)
Furniture I, Richard Salmon, Studio 4, London
1998 Aalst paper biennale, Aalst
4 Schilders-4x solo-4 peintres, De Markten, Brussels
Context, Jewish Arabic Cultural Centre, Haifa (cat.)
A-Z (curator: Matthew Higgs), The Approach, London
Craft, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (cat.)
1997 619 KBB 75, mobile, Paris and tour
Humanism 2020, Ein-Hod Sculpture Biennale, Israel
Irredeemable Skeletons, Shilam + Smith 3, London
L’empreinte, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1996 Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
The pleasure of aesthetic life, The Showroom, London (curator)
1995 Pretext: Heteronyms, Clink Street Studios, London
Cubitt Gallery (with Gavin Brown, Jemina Stehli, Paul Noble), London
1994 London Landescapes, Associazone Culturale Velan, Torino
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Original Paintings, Institut Francais, London
1993 Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery, London (cat., ill. text by Robin Gibson)
Spit in the Ocean, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Second Tyne International, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (cat., ill.)
Moving into View, Royal Festival Hall, London, and touring (cat.,)
1992 And What Do You Represent?, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
With Attitude, Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels
15/1, Melania Basarab, London
Surface Values, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
1991 Kunstlandschaft Europa, Kunstverein Freiburg
1990 Counterpoint, Gimpel Fils, London
1989 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 16, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (prize winner)
The Tree of Life, touring to Manchester, Penzance, Exeter, London, Sheffield,
Bradford, Durhan, Eastbourne, Peterborough, Edinburgh, Ayr, Lincoln,
Coventry (cat., ill.)
Anthonny Reynolds Gallery (Dering Street), London
Evidence, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1988 Fragments of False Houses, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London
1987 Instalment – 5 British Artists, Plan K, Brussels (cat., ill.)
On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 15, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (cat., ill. no 4)
1986 No Place Like Home, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Furniture Sculpture, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1985 Masterpieces of the Avantgarde: Three Decades of Contemporary Art – The
Seventies, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
New Art I, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1984 Problems of Picturing, Serpentine Gallery, London (cat., Sarah Kent, ill.)
Aperto, Venice Biennale
1983 Photo(graphic) vision, Winchester Gallery, Winchester
1982 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
Un nuovo classicismo, Premio Lubiam, Padua
1981 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
The Garden of Knowledge, The Critics Gallery, Warsaw
1978 London Calling, Acme Gallery, London and to Peterloo Gallery, Manchester
Sound, Whitechapel Gallery, London
1977 On Site, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1975 Garage Art Ltd., London
1974 Off the top of their heads, Artists’ Meeting Place, London
1972 Sculpture and sculptors drawings, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1971 London Art Spectrum, Alexandra Palace, London
1967 Paris Biennale

Collections
Arts Council
Tate Collection
Vehbi Koç Foundation
Private Collections Worldwide