Phil Coy was born in Gloucester in 1971. He grew up in the Forest of Dean, Birmingham and Norfolk. He lives and works in London.
His work explores the languages, materiality and histories of representation often feeding back the structural processes involved in making work into its presentation. His methodology incorporates a wide range of media, including single screen film, video installation, horticulture, pilgrimages, public consultation, archive materials, embedded architectural installation, photography, sound, generative performance, readings, print, self publishing and text works.
Coy is currently a Leverhulme Artist in residence at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire. He is working with Satellite observation specialist Dr Hugh Mortimer, toward a new hemispheric film ‘A whole history of hollows and reliefs’.
Coy is the second artist to have been selected for this prestigious opportunity, following Turner Prize winning artist Elizabeth Price in 2012.
Recent solo exhibitions and screenings include: Façade, Grimshaw Architects, London Festival of Architecture (2012), Façade, Whitechapel Gallery (2011), Loop, Barcelona (2011) Façade, South London Gallery (2010) An attempt to avoid the dissatisfaction that everything relevant will not be recorded, Volt/USF gallery, Bergen, Norway (2010). Wordland, a LUX Event at The Arcola Theatre, London, (2008). The Russian Club Gallery (with Yuko Shiraishi), London (2010). Wordland, Outpost, Norwich, (2008). Wordland, City Projects (2008).
Recent automated performances and readings include: Krapps Shultz for Beckett and Byrne, Whitechapel Gallery (2013); Krapps Shultz Whitstable Bienale (2012) Ode HB710 at Wysing Arts Centre (2012), Adaptive reuse and exfiltration at Whitechapel Gallery (2010), Where petty theft sleeps for A theatre to address at Arnolfini, (2010). The Lambeth Lecture; Dan Graham’s pavilion at Hayward Gallery (2006).
Recent group shows and screenings include: Aldeburg Music festival (2013) Recollect,Wysing Arts Centre (2012) Artprojx Cinema, New York (2011) Film and Video, The Russian Club, London (2010). Real Estate: London in Six Easy Steps, Institute of Contemporary Art, (2006). Incommunicado, Haywood Gallery Touring Show; Cornerhouse, Manchester (2004).
For more information, visit: philcoy.info