About


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Born in London, 1973. Currently lives and work in the North West of England



Education

2006 ___Printmaking For Artists, Kensington & Chelsea College, London
1996 ___BA Hons Constructed Textiles, Middlesex University, London
1993 ___Foundation Diploma Art & Design, Barnet College, London




Awards

2018 ___AIR Gallery Fe/Male Exhibition, AIR Gallery Award for High Commendation
2017 ___Arts Council England, New work & book for One-Man Exhibition Points of Juncture
2016 ___Theo Moorman Trust For Weavers Award, New body of work, Thread Is A Thought
2015 ___Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries, Finalist, Australian Tapestry Workshop
2012 ___London Metropolitan Archive Bursary, Keats House Museum Artist in Residence
2009 ___Lauderdale House & Gallery, One-Man Exhibition Award, Bodylogues, London
2006 ___Kensington & Chelsea College Award for High Achievement in Printmaking
1995 ___Simon Jersey Tapestry Award, Finalist, Award for High Commendation




Projects / Residencies

2017 ___The Lost Diagrams of Walter Benjamin, by Helen Clarke & Sharon Kivland
2015 ___Artist in Residence & Exhibition, Fabric Residency, Ardwick Mill, Manchester
2013 ___Cover Artist in Residence for Yuck 'n Yum Magazine & Collective, Dundee
2012 ___MM1 Project: Part Two, Tel-Aviv, Curators, Sharon Toval & Nimrod Vardi
2012 ___MM1 Project: Part One, London, Curators, Sharon Toval & Nimrod Vardi
2012 ___The Wing Assignment, Project & Exhibitions curated by Nina Farrell
2012 ___Artist in Residence Keats House Museum, London Metropolitan Archive




One-Man Exhibitions

2017 ___Points of Juncture: An Exhibition by Cos Ahmet, Forty Hall Estate, London
2016 ___Thread Is A Thought, Various touring venues, London, Dublin, Harrogate
2015 ___When Cotton Was King, Fabric Residency, Ardwick Mill, Manchester
2011 ___Self Seeing, The Stone Space, Leytonstone, London
2010 ___Bodylogues, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
2008 ___My Shadow Sits & Waits for Me, Waterloo Gallery, London
2007 ___Life Force, Waterloo Gallery, London




Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 ___Chromophobia, Sloe Gallery, Mirabel Studios, Manchester
2018 ___Liverpool Art Fair 2018, part of the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
2018 ___Yuck 'n Yum Compendium Launch, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, US
2018 ___Yuck 'n Yum Compendium Launch, Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland
2018 ___International Woven Tapestry Project (touring), Tuch+Technik Textilmuseum, Germany
2018 ___Fe/Male: An Exhibition about Gender, AIR Gallery, The Warehouse, Altrincham, Chesire
2018 ___International Woven Tapestry Project (touring), Tuchmacher Museum, Germany
2017 ___MISS READ Art Book Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2017 ___Heallreaf 2 (touring), curated by Margaret Jones, The Brick Lane Gallery, London
2017 ___Small World, PS Mirabel Gallery, Part of Manifest Arts Festival, Manchester
2017 ___Heallreaf 2 (touring), curated by Margaret Jones, The Edward James Foundation, Chichester
2016 ___DEBASER, Curated by Cultivate, Basement Space (BSMT), London
2016 ___International Woven Tapestry Project (touring), Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, China
2016 ___International Tapestry Project (touring), Craft Council of British Columbia, Canada
2015 ___Kate Derum Award & Exhibition, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
2015 ___International Woven Tapestry Project (touring), Doyle & Margaret Hartman Gallery, Denver, US
2015 ___Heallreaf, curated by Margaret Jones, The Edward James Foundation, Chichester
2014 ___PLAN.OPEN. Neo Craft, Curators Nimrod Vardi, Caroline Jane Harris, Arebyte, London
2014 ___International Woven Tapestry Project (touring), Craft Ontario, Canada
2013 ___Hot One Hundred, Curators Ismail Erbil & Patrick Michalopoulos, Schwartz Gallery, London
2013 ___Punk Salon, Curators Ismail Erbil & Patrick Michalopoulos, Schwartz Gallery, London
2013 ___Creekside Open 2013, selected & curated by Paul Noble, A.P.T Gallery, London
2013 ___The Wing Assignment: Final Flight, William Road Gallery, London
2013 ___The Wing Assignment: Wing Asylum, The Asylum Chapel, London
2012 ___MM1 Project: Question.Reaction.Examination.Reaction, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 ___MM1 Project: De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct, Arbeit Gallery, London
2012 ___Artists' Books, Book Week Scotland, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
2012 ___Wandering Rocks, Curated by Stephen Snoddy, The Stone Space, London
2012 ___The Wing Assignment: First Flight, Red Bull Studios Gallery, London
2012 ___Three x Three, Curated by Sean Worrall, Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
2011 ___Drawing Crowds, An Exhibition of Exploratory Drawing, The Stone Space, London
2011 ___Printmakers Council, Untitled, Vyner Street Gallery, London
2011 ___Roofraiser // Ten Tracks Event, Various Venues, Edinburgh
2011 ___Drawing With Thread, Curated by Kim Gould, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
2010 ___Out of Print, curated by Outi Remes & Printmakers Council, South Hill Park, Berkshire
2010 ___Holding Time, Curated by Darshana Vora, The M.P. Birla Gallery, London
2009 ___Weaving Within, Stirling Castle and The Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling, Scotland
2009 ___Drench/Absorb, Curated by Amelia Francis & Simone Wallace, Oblong Gallery, London




Interviews / Reviews / Text

2018 ___Building Legacies: A Hand In Creating Essay by Cos Ahmet
2018 ___A Tender Concern for Past & Present Essay by Liz Cooper
2018 ___Inspirational Issue 17, Review & Interview by John Hopper
2017 ___Textile Artist, Feature, From Conception to Creation
2017 ___Textile Curator, Artist Feature & Interview by Helen Adams
2017 ___Cos talks about the making process Crafts Council Interview
2018 ___Inspirational Issue 15, Interview by John Hopper
2016 ___'Something made by Hand', Textile Artist Interview with Dan Crowder
2016 ___Thoughts On Thread Essay by Nigel St. Clair Morgan
2016 ___The Innate Tendencies of the Human Body, Written by John Hopper
2015 ___Design & Artists Copyright Society talk to Cos Ahmet DACS interview
2015 ___Art as Archaeology, by Cos Ahmet for Bezalel7 Image Room
2015 ___The Plinth in Art, by Cos Ahmet for Bezalel7 Image Room
2014 ___In Discussion with artist & curator Jane Boyer Point + Line Platform
2012 ___MM1 British-Israeli Collaboration: The project and exhibitions
2012 ___MM1: De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct The New Wolf Review
2012 ___MM1: De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct a-n Interface Review
2011 ___Drawing With Thread, Staffordshire Life Magazine, Exhibition Review




Publications & Catalogues

2019 ___Forthcoming: The Art Is The Cloth, written by Micala Sidore, Schiffer Publishing
2018 ___Points of Juncture: An Exhibition by Cos Ahmet, Forty Hall Estate Publishing
2018 ___The Yuck 'n Yum Compendium, Yuck 'n Yum Publishing
2017 ___The Lost Diagrams of Walter Benjamin Ma Bibliothèque Publishing
2017 ___Heallreaf 2, International Woven Tapestry Exhibition Catalogue
2017 ___The Journal for Weavers, Spinner & Dyers, Issue 263
2016 ___Thread Is A Thought Exhibition Catalogue, Blurb Books UK
2015 ___Kate Derum Award For Small Tapestries Exhibition Catalogue
2015 ___Heallreaf, International Woven Tapestry Exhibition Catalogue
2013 ___Creekside Open 2013, selected by Paul Noble, Exhibition Catalogue
2013 ___Cover Artist in Residence, Issues 21 - 24 Yuck 'n Yum Magazine
2013 ___Keats Anthology, Keats House Museum, London Metropolitan Archive Publishing
2012 ___MM1: Question.Reaction.Examination.Reaction. Exhibition Catalogue
2012 ___MM1: De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct Exhibition Catalogue
2012 ___Stitching Pictures, A&C Black Books Bloomsbury Publishing
2012 ___The Wing Assignment, Exhibition Book, published by &Agency
2011 ___NABROAD / Måg Magazine Feature Måg | Issue Three
2011 ___Roofraiser // Ten Tracks Error: link 362406 has no section
2011 ___Drawing Crowds, An Exhibition of Exploratory Drawing, Exhibition Catalogue
2010 ___Holding Time, curated by Darshana Vora Exhibition Catalogue
2010 ___Bodylogues Exhibition, Artist feature, Gay Times Magazine
2009 ___Artist Feature, a-n Magazine September Issue




Collections
 
Harwood Bauhofer Apex Collection (UK)
Wellhouse Trust Arts Projects (UK)
ArtBeat Public Art Collection (UK)
Private Collections in the UK, America, Greece, Israel & The Netherlands




For a full CV, please contact the artist info@cos-ahmet.co.uk