Matthew Denniss


Born in Lancashire, UK, 1984. Lives and works in Manchester, UK.




BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, 2003-2006

Foundation Art and Design, Stockport College, 2003-2004


Residencies and Awards:

Shortlisted for the GM Arts Prize, 2017

Shortlisted for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, 2013

Arts Trust Of Scotland Grant, 2013

Glasgow Visual Artists Award Scheme Grant, 2013

Sondryfolk Residency, The Pinetum, Canterbury, UK, 2012

Cow House Studios Residency, County Wexford, Ireland, 2010

Manchester Metropolitan University Residency, UK, Artists Access To Art Colleges (AA2A) Scheme, 2009-2010


Selected Exhibitions, Screenings and Events:

The Tetley Open: Artists’ Film, The Tetley, Leeds, UK, 2016

The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK, 2016

The KaŽrmaŽn Line, Object A, Manchester, UK, 2016

North, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington, UK, 2015

Film Material, BEEF, Bristol, 2015

Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2015

Open House, Federation House, Manchester, 2015

PS Mirabel Open, Mirabel Studios, Manchester, UK, 2014

NN Contemporary Open, NN Contemporary, Northampton, UK, 2013

Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Art Foundation, Devon, UK, 2013

The Utopian Buck Stops Here, Bureau, Manchester, UK, 2013

Rewritten, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012

Dowsing For Water, Bristol Biennial, UK, 2012

Miden Film Festival, Kalamata, Greece, 2012

Exhibition, Kraak Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012

Rheinschau, Rheunschau, Košln, 2012

Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria, 2012

The Drover Turns The Cattle, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2011

Madescapes, Bristol, UK, 2011

We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester, UK, 2011

Retrieval Systems, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland, 2011

Unstrung, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2010

Hard Work, Det Gamle Billettkontoret, Brusand, Norway, 2009

Powderlux, Red Gate Gallery, London, UK, 2006

New Dome, New Dome Gallery, London, UK, 2005

All Surface, No Feeling, London, UK, 2005


Curated Projects:


Fastnet and Dogger, Contemporary Art Space Chester, University Of Chester, UK, 2012