Colin Rhodes

Colin Rhodes is an artist and writer. He works extensively in a range of drawing media. He also makes paintings, prints and objects. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London and Art History and Theory at the University of Essex. He has worked in art schools in the UK, Australia and China since the early 1990s. He has exhibited his work internationally, including Australia, South Korea, France and, most recently in The Netherlands. He is well known internationally for his writing on art. His books include, Primitivism and Modern Art (1994), Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives (2000), The World According to Roger Ballen (2019), and Nick Blinko (2020). He is currently Distinguished Professor of Art and Xioaxiang Scholar in the Fine Arts Academy, Hunan Normal University, China.

Selected Exhibitions

    • In and Out of the Frame (with Richard Bennaars, Anuja Hoogstad, Tim Soekkha), Galerie Atelier Herenplaats, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 4 September – 14 November 2020 (23 works)
    • Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Art Prize, finalist, Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney, 30 November 2018 – 25 January 2019 (1 work)
    • 2018 Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale (invited artist), Jeollado, South Korea, 1 September -31 October 2018 (4 works)
    • Smashed Screens (group exhibition, curated by Priscilla Bourne), Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, NSW, Australia, 19 November – 3 December 2017 (26 works)
    • I Want to Change the World (group exhibition), Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, 30 September – 11 October 2014 (9 works)

(with Yoon, Jin-Sup) Two Man Show, KunstDoc Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 4 – 17 July 2014 (43 works)

  • From a Near Future (group exhibition), Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, Sydney, 14 May – 6 June 2014 (11 works)
  • When Good Curators Go Bad, MOP, Sydney, 26 May – 12 June 2011 (4 works)
  • Visions et Créations Dissidentes, (8 artists). Musée de la Création Franche, Bègles, France, 27 September – 30 November 2008 (34 works)



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