Ana Genovés

Ana Genoves, Corners, 2010

Ana Genoves, Rhombus, 2010

Ana Genoves, Grouder, 2011

Ana Genoves, Briquette, 2010

Ana Genoves, Untitled drawing, 2009

Ana Genoves, Pambra, 2011

Ana Genoves, Vanelle, 2011

Ana Genovés (b. 1969, Madrid, Spain) lives and works in London. In her sculptural works, Ana Genovés has adopted the geometric conventions of form evident in some utilitarian constructions. She is interested in structures that adopt rational visual systems (geometry, symmetry) to contain the uncontainable and to comprehend the otherwise incomprehensible; how this aesthetic of functionality is imposed on something beyond reason; and how despite its brutal order of physicality, an object might yet appear to emanate a trace of consciousness. The sense of the absurd and the paradoxical that sometimes arises through this uneasy symbiosis is something that lies at the heart of her work.

Genovés studied at Chelsea College of Art, before completing her postgraduate studies at Slade School of Fine Art in 1995. Solo exhibitions include: The Russian Club, London (2009); The Drawing Room/Tannery Arts, London (2008); File Under Occupation, London (2006); The Approach Gallery, London (1999). Selected group exhibitions include: Hiroshima Art Document, Japan (2010); The Square Show Bloomberg Space, London (2003); Jerwood Sculpture Prize (2001); Dumbpop, Jerwood Gallery (1999); Beck’s New Contemporaries (1997); Ana Genoves, Rachel Lowther and Kerry Stewart, The Approach (1997). A monograph on the artist’s work was published in 2009.


2011 ‘BLOCK’, Vitrine Gallery, London
2009 The Russian Club, London
2008 Tannery Arts/The Drawing Room, London
2006 File Under Occupation, London
1999 The Approach Gallery, London


2012 ‘The London Open’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2012 ‘Summer Exhibition 2012’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2012 ‘Reason Swings Its Bone’, Pesthouse Editions, Amsterdam
2012 ‘SV12 Members’ Show’, Selected by Mike Nelson and Jenni Lomax, Studio Voltaire, London
2012 ‘The Perfect Nude’, curated by Phillip Allen and Dan Coombs. Wimbledon space, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2011 ‘The Perfect Crime’, curated by Phillip Allen and Dan Coombs, No.4a Gallery, Malvern, UK
2011 Mostyn Open 2011, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
2010 [the] Evidence, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Hiroshima Art Document, Japan
2008 13 Vyner Street, London
2006 Matthew Bown Gallery, London
2006 5th Gyumri Biennale, Armenia
2006 ‘Out-Or’ Poznan, Poland
2005 ‘Tannery Artists’ The Drawing Room, London
2004 ‘ZOO Art Fair’, London
2004 ‘PILOT:1’, London
2003 ‘The Square Show’. Bloomberg Space, London
2003 Thy ‘Neighbours’ Ox’. Space Station 65, London
2003 The Drawing Room, London
2002 ‘Space Cooks’, London
2001 Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Jerwood Space, London. Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. Catalogue.
2000 ‘Versailles’. Curated by Richard Kirwan, London
2000 ‘Perfidy’. An intervention at Couvent Sainte Marie de La Tourette, France
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
1999 ‘Dumbpop’. Jerwood Gallery, London
1998 ‘Feeringbury VIII. Cultivated’ . Colchester, Essex
1997 ‘Beck’s New Contemporaries’. Cornerhouse, Manchester. Camden Arts Centre, London. CCA, Glasgow. Catalogue
1997 ‘Ana Genoves, Rachel Lowther and Kerry Stewart’. The Approach, London
1997 ‘Thoughts’. City Racing, London
1996-7 ‘Dummy’. Kinsgate, London. Castlefield, Manchester. Globe, Tyne & Wear. Catalogue
1996 Whitechapel Open. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London


2010 ‘Centre For Useless Splendor’. Dean Kenning, publication.
2010 ‘Hiroshima Art Document’, catalogue.
2009 ‘Ana Genovés’. Monograph. Frantica Publications
2006 ‘5th Gyumri Biennale.’ Armenia. Catalogue
2006 ‘Out-Or’. Poznan, Poland. Catalogue.
2002 ‘Space Cooks’, publication.
2001 Jerwood Sculpture Prize. The Times. Richard Cork. Nov 14th.
2001 Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Catalogue
2000 Time Out. David Gleeson. Nov 8th-15th
2000 ‘Perfidy’. Kettle’s Yard Catalogue
2000 Contemporary Visual Arts. Sotiris Kyriacou. Issue 31
2000 Independent. Jason Oddy. 27th Sept.
1999 Flash Art. Richard Reynolds. May-June
1999 Time Out. Martin Herbert. March 3rd-10th
1999 ID. Stuart Shave. March
1998 The Guardian. Adrian Searle. Dec 1st.
1998 ‘Feeringbury VIII. Cultivated’. Catalogue
1997 Make. ‘Monsters Make Love Sweetly’. Dave Beech. Sept-Nov
1997 Time Out. Sarah Kent. Aug 13th-20th
1997 Time Out. Sue Hubbard. July 2nd-9th
1997 Art Monthly. Beck’s New Contemporaries. David Barret. Jul-Aug
1997 The Observer. Beck’s New Contemporaries. William Feaver. 15th june
1997 The Guardian Guide. Simon Grant. June
1997 Beck’s New Contemporaries. Catalogue
1997 Make. ‘Live in your Head: Sculpture and some Photographs by A. Genoves’. Gilda Williams.
1997 Art Monthly. Dummy. David Musgrave. Feb
1996 Time Out. ‘Dummy’. Martin Herbert. 20th-27th Nov
1996 ‘Dummy’ Catalogue


2010 Shortlisted for Paul Hamlyn Award
2001 Nominated for Beck’s Futures
2001 Shortlisted for Jerwood Sculpture Prize
1999 Shortlisted for Paul Hamlyn Award


Group Exhibitions
1997 ‘Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 80s and 90s’ Hayward Gallery, London
1995-96 ‘The British Art Show 4’. Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff
1995 ‘Young British Artists V’. Saatchi Gallery, London
1995 ‘In and Out of Touch’. Haus Ungarn, Berlin
1995 City Racing, London

1997 The Sunday Times. 13th Apr. Waldemar Januszczak
1995 The Times Magazine.16th Sept. Richard Cork
1995 Frieze. Issue 23. Gregor Muir
1995 Art Monthly.No 187. David Barrett
1995 Time Out. Sarah Kent. 17th-23rd May