Sam Porritt

Sam Porritt is a British artist based in Zürich, CH who references both individual and shared histories. His work in drawing, sculpture, text and the moving image is largely concerned with human agency and its associated ethical implications.

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Sam Porritt, Know Your Wake, 2022. Installation View. Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels, BE. Photographer: Isabelle Arthuis.
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Sam Porritt, Know Your Wake, 2022. Installation View. Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels, BE. Photographer: Isabelle Arthuis.
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Sam Porritt, Know Your Wake, 2022. Installation View. Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels, BE. Photographer: Isabelle Arthuis.
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Sam Porritt, Know Your Wake, 2022. Installation View. Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels, BE. Photographer: Isabelle Arthuis.
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Sam Porritt, Annemarie von Matt - widerstehlich, 2020. Installation view. Nidwaldner Museum, Stans, CH. Photographer: Christian Hartmann.
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Sam Porritt, Annemarie von Matt - widerstehlich, 2020. Installation view. Nidwaldner Museum, Stans, CH. Photographer: Christian Hartmann.
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Sam Porritt, Annemarie von Matt - widerstehlich, 2020. Installation view. Nidwaldner Museum, Stans, CH. Photographer: Christian Hartmann.
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Sam Porritt, After Bob Ross: Everything is Beautiful, 2020. Installation view. Museum Im Bellpark, Kriens, CH. Photographer: Martin Stollenwerk.
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Sam Porritt, Out of Place, 2019. Installation view. Paradise Works, Manchester, UK.
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Sam Porritt, A Certain Change, 2018. Installation View. VITRINE, Basel, CH. Photographer: Nici Jost.
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Sam Porritt, A Certain Change, 2018. Installation View. VITRINE, Basel, CH. Photographer: Nici Jost.
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Sam Porritt, The Golden Rule, 2017. Installation view. Courtesy of CIRCUIT, Lausanne, CH.
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Sam Porritt, The Golden Rule, 2017. Installation view. Courtesy of CIRCUIT, Lausanne, CH.
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Sam Porritt, The Golden Rule, 2017. Installation view. Courtesy of CIRCUIT, Lausanne, CH.
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Sam Porritt, The Lonely Target, 2017. Installation view. Courtesy of c.o.m.p.o.s.i.t.e, Brussels, BE.
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Sam Porritt, The Lonely Target, 2017. Installation view. Courtesy of c.o.m.p.o.s.i.t.e, Brussels, BE.
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Sam Porritt, The Lonely Target, 2017. Installation view. Courtesy of c.o.m.p.o.s.i.t.e, Brussels, BE.
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Sam Porritt, The Lonely Target, 2017. Installation view. Courtesy of c.o.m.p.o.s.i.t.e, Brussels, BE.
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Sam Porritt, Trophy, 2017.  Installation view. Swiss Art Awards 2017.
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Sam Porritt, Solo Booth at POPPOSITIONS 6th Edition, 2017. Installation view. ING Art Center, Brussels, BE.
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Sam Porritt, Hidden In Plain Sight, 2016. Installation View. Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, IT.
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Sam Porritt, Hidden In Plain Sight, 2016. Installation View. Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, IT.
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Sam Porritt, Hidden In Plain Sight, 2016. Installation View. Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, IT.
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Sam Porritt, Hidden In Plain Sight, 2016. Installation View. Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, IT.
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Sam Porritt, Grist To The Mill, 2016. Installation view. VITRINE, London. Photographer: Jonathan Bassett.
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What can at first appear to be unconnected ideas and questions articulated in disparate ways are in fact often the same intractable problems only viewed from different perspectives. Additional to this is his underlying interest in producing things that stand-alone, artworks that require little if any corroborating information outside of themselves.

Sam Porritt’s recent works, including ‘Citadel’ (2019), focuses his parallel investigations into sculpture and drawing which are preoccupied with the idea of progress, what progress means for an individual and the society in which they live.

Sam Porritt (b. 1979, London, UK) lives and works in Zürich, CH. He holds a BFA in sculpture from the Chelsea School of Art and Design (2002) and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools (2005). He was selected for the Swiss Art Awards 2017 & 2020 and his book ‘ASSEMBLY – Cast of Characters’ was published by SIDE ISSUES, Zurich, CH (2015).

He has been exhibited internationally at triennials, institutions, galleries and fairs including: Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, CH; Centre Culturel Suissie Paris, FR; Nidwaldner Museum, Stans, CH; Kunsthalle Zürich, CH; Museum Bellpark, Kriens, CH; 17th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, EE; South London Gallery, London, UK; DAMA 2019, Turin, IT; Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, IS; Paradise Works, Manchester, UK; VITRINE, Basel, CH; VITRINE, London, UK; INDIANA, Vevey, CH; CAN, Neuchâtel, CH; The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; Toves, Copenhagen, DK; Q. Projects, Amsterdam, NL; Foundation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, FR; Arcade Fine Arts, London, UK; MONA, Tasmania, AUS; SALTS, Basel CH; CIRCUIT, Lausanne, CH; c.o.m.p.o.s.i.t.e, Brussels, BE; Frutta, Rome, IT; Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels, BE; Naming Rights, London, UK; 100 plus, Zurich, CH; MOK, Rotterdam, NL; PEER, London, UK; Anne Mosserie-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, CH; Die Diele, Zürich, CH.

He has curated the exhibitions ‘What’s in a Band? Eyes, Ears, Mouth & Nose!’ at Corner College, Zurich, CH (2012) and ‘Oneself As Another’, at K3 Project Space, Zurich, CH (2011).

Current exhibitions include 'Patterns and Order' at Villa Bernasconi, Geneva, CH, (until 11 December 2022) and 'Monuments on Paper' at VITRINE Basel, CH (until 29 January 2023).

Sam Porritt, Out of Place, 2019
Video documentation of Sam Porritt's solo show 'Out of Place' at Paradise Works, Manchester, UK in 2019.
Sam Porritt, A Certain Change, 2018
Video documentation of Sam Porritt's solo show 'A Certain Change' at VITRINE, Basel in 2018.
Sam Porritt, Grist To The Mill, 2016
Video Documentation of Sam Porritt's work 'Grist To The Mill' at VITRINE, London in 2016.
Sam Porritt, Rise and Fall, 2015
Video documentation of Sam Porritt's work 'Rise and Fall' at Kunsthalle Zürich, CH in 2020.
Sam Porritt in conversation with Eliza Lips 2021
Sam Porritt in conversation with Eliza Lips about his work 'Untitled (Where Dust Gathers)' on show in the spotlight section of 'RESET' at Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, CH.
Monuments on Paper
Nov 2022
11
Friday
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Free

Bel Falleiros, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Scott King, Josie Ko, Sahil Naik, Sam Porritt, Abigail Reynolds and Thomas Schütte

Group event

Monuments on Paper

Preview

Monuments on Paper
Nov 2022
12
Saturday
Jan 2023
29
Sunday

Bel Falleiros, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Scott King, Josie KO, Sahil Naik, Sam Porritt and Abigail Reynolds

Group show

Monuments on Paper

VITRINE, Basel

Sounding Off 2.0
Aug 2020
09
Sunday
Nov 2020
08
Sunday

Nadim Abbas, Nicole Bachmann, Edwin Burdis, Kara Chin, Anaïs Comer, Tim Etchells, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Ludovica Gioscia, Katrin Hanusch, Candice Jacobs, Sophie Jung, Rene Matić, Campbell McConnell, Paula Pinho Martins Nacif, Milly Peck, Sam Porritt, Ralph Pritchard, Natasha Rees, Bioni Samp, James Stopforth, and Charlie Godet Thomas.

Group show

Sounding Off 2.0

VITRINE, Digital

DAMA 2019
Oct 2019
30
Wednesday
Nov 2019
03
Sunday
Group show

DAMA 2019

Fair

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