JONATHAN KELHAM [Born 1986, website like this East Riding of Yorkshire, ed UK.] Lives & works in Southampton, find UK. His work predominately explores the construction of a romanticised, melancholic notion of Englishness presented in the reoccurring qualities of subjective utopian philosophies. Completing MFA [Distinction] & Postgraduate teaching qualifications at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design [UK.]
Previous solo exhibitions and residencies since 2012 include: EXETER AFTERMATH Exeter Phoenix [UK], Leaders Of Men Town Hall Tour MEANTIME [UK] and city-wide participatory project PLAYDUNDEE with Generator Projects/Dundee County Council [UK.] Group shows since 2012 include: Summer Fete Ceri Hand Gallery, Deptford X International 12 & 15, Stand and See Wimbledon Space [London], Lot No. Lionel Dobie Project [Manchester], Flatpack Festival, The Event Lombard Method [Birmingham], Yuck n’ Yum Dundee Contemporary Arts [Dundee], I Am A Warrior | PLAYGROUND John Hansard Gallery [Southampton], Streaming Festival [Hague] and Disco Impossible [Zurich]. In 2013-14 Jonathan was Artist in Residence at Camberwell College of Arts [UAL, UK].
Visiting Artist Lecturer roles include: University of Chichester | Camberwell College of the Arts | Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. UK. Whilst previous ACE funded arts and education practice-led research includes residency A&E [Cheltenham] and 5x5x5=Worcester action residency with Nathaniel Pitt [Worcester].
Curatorial Projects include: ACE funded & British Art Show 8 Associate Programme UGO Project Space [Southampton], presents large scale, public artworks [including S Mark Gubb | Stuart Whipps] in a billboard format.