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Keith Wilson has had significant solo exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre, London, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Milch Gallery, London, Compton Verney, Milton Keynes Gallery, Eastside, Birmingham and the Wellcome Collection, London. Over the past two decades he has also contributed to numerous group shows and projects, including the Hayward Project Space, London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, and received numerous commissions domestically and internationally.
Steles (Waterworks) installation, Olympic Park 2012
He was the Art Expert on Channel 4’s Big Breakfast throughout the 1990s and series consultant on the recent BBC4 series on the Golden Ages of British Sculpture. In 2002 he co-curated The Object Sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds with Tobias Rehberger and Joëlle Tuerlinckx. His latest curatorial project, with Dr Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain, was Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts, London 2011. Major new works were exhibited throughout 2011 as part of British Art Show 7 and he is currently the Arts Council England Oxford-Melbourne Fellow. Wilson has just completed a major new commission in the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which is presented here in a new video work.
Over the past twenty years he has taught at most of the major art schools around Britain, particularly as a tutor at the Royal College of Art, London, as a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts London and as a Reader at the University of Westminster. He sat on the boards of trustees of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and Camden Arts Centre for many years, working directly on their major refurbishment projects. He is currently Chair of trustees of Art House Foundation.
Keith Wilson talking at Grizdale Forest, 2012