Doug Fishbone

Doug Fishbone

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Now With More Prawns, 2020
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper 
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 centimeters)
Edition of 25

© Doug Fishbone, 2020.

Doug Fishbone is an American multi-media artist living in London. He earned an MA at Goldsmiths College (2003). His work is heavily influenced by the rhythms of stand- up comedy - leading one critic to call him a “stand-up conceptual artist” – and examines contemporary life in an amusing and disarming way.   

His film Elmina, made in Ghana, had its premiere at Tate Britain in 2010 and was nominated for an African Movie Academy Award in Nigeria in 2011.  

Fishbone curated Leisure Land Golf, an art/crazy golf course featuring some of the UK’s leading artists, at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and in the same year, he collaborated with the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London on a solo project involving switching one of the Gallery’s masterpieces with a replica made in China. He most recently exhibited a specially commissioned film at London’s Jewish Museum in an exhibition on stereotypes surrounding Jews and money in 2019. He will present a major new solo exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery, a National Cultural Institution in Cork, Ireland in 2021.  

Solo exhibitions include Tate Britain, London (2010-11), Rokeby, London (2011), Gimpel Fils, London (2006) and 30,000 Bananas in Trafalgar Square (2004). Group exhibitions include Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain (2010), Busan Biennale, South Korea (2008); and Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery (2008), London. He has performed at many major venues, including the Hayward Gallery, ICA London, the Southbank Centre, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, and the Royal Academy.