N. Irish artist Keef Winter lives and works in London. Winter studied architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art and a PhD in Philosophy at Ulster University Belfast. His recent exhibitions include: ‘Deep Inside’ (solo) at Galeria Breve; Mexico City (2016); 'Salon Sebastian Monteux', Glasgow International (2016); FUSO & Carpe Diem, Lisbon (2015); ‘Center Point’ (solo), House of St. Barnabas, London (2015); ‘Let’s build our own tomb’ (performance), Matt’s Gallery, London (2015); ‘Neutral’, TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway (2014); ‘London Dust’ (2-person with Rut Blees Luxemburg), Chandelier Projects, London (2014); ‘Stone Dreams’ ORGY PARK, New York (2014); ‘X-Operations’, Wysing Arts Centre Cambridge (2013).
Upcoming is ‘On Becoming Fluid’ (2-person with Merike Estna), Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham (2017); ‘Madonna’ (solo), Galeria Breve, Mexico City (2017).
'and then she was all like...', grass, astroturf, concrete, papercrete, aluminium, stainless steel, pine, birch ply, cactus, fake cactus, striplights, LED Strips, glass, plastic, May 2014 @ Vulpes Vulpes Projects,
Let's Build our own tomb ,pine, plaster, plastic, soundsystem, birch ply, caster wheels, papercrete, LED Strip, shredder, literature from Willie Doherty, Joel Fisher, Mike Nelson, & X Marks the Bokship, Matts Gallery, September 2014
Keef Winter works with sculpture, installation, noise-making and performance. Winter produces abstract apparatus that reference urban dissonance and reflect on cultish practices. His work seeks to embody, in object and sound, a state of transformation that is birthed from symbolic and physical enactments of rupture. In the destruction of a fence or hoarding, a petrol bomb to a peace wall, a brick to a riot shield, a smashed shop window in a protest, the surfaces that are the first to be struck are the elements that form Winter’s material language.
'Handyman' is a new music performance act by Winter. His track-list is a medley of everyday feelings sung for you, with songs like 'High-street girl', 'Wandering hands' and 'I'm squatting in your condo', Winter will test the acoustic properties of Obrera Centro in February during Zona Maco Art Fair, using a high-energy drumming style alongside some heavy bass and slippery dance moves.
Bio: Winter has been releasing music since the year 2000 when the late BBC radio DJ John Peel played Winter's 7" vinyl records as part of Irish instrumental rock band Tracer AMC. Winter has toured the UK, Ireland, Europe and Japan multiple times as well as receiving press in WIRE magazine, NME, Drowned in Sound, Guardian, Irish Times and many more. His more recent electro-punk band Not Squares has played Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Latitude, Electric Picnic festivals as well as recording numerous BBC Radio Sessions including a Maidavale studio session for Huw Stephens in 2009.
'Eh Pal', Salon Sebastian Monteaux, Glasgow International, 2016
'Deep Inside' video trailer, solo show, Galeria Breve, Mexico City, Feb 2016
'Sticky enough', Harry Meadows & Keef Winter, Chalton Gallery, London, July 2016
'Sticky Enough' (2-person show with Harry Meadows), exhibition view, Chalton Gallery, London, July 2016
'Jonald Dudd', Chalton Gallery, London, July 2016