ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

Jeremy Edwards was born in Liverpool, England and studied 3 Dimensional Design at Brighton University, Sussex. He now lives in Paris where he maintains his studio practice working as a designer. He is also a committed educator, and teaches at the ENSA-Limoges, National School of Fine Arts (which covers the disciplines of art, sculpture, video, ceramics, jewellery, product design) and at the Ecole Camondo, Paris (which specialises in product design and interior architecture).

 

Through his work, he tries to challenge assumptions, conceptions and meanings regarding the role objects play in everyday life. His influences come from the ordinary, basic but essential solutions people find when using simple means and everyday materials/objects that surround them, in order to make life easier. He believes that these solutions can broaden our view on what the creative process is and that this creative process, according to people’s own personal point of view, can be organised differently.

 

He has had solo exhibitions at various museums and galleries in Europe including the Galeria H2O in Barcelona, the Danish Museum Art & Design in Copenhagen, the Galerie VIA in Paris, the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam and the National Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm.

Concerning grants, awards and residencies, he has received a Congé de Recherche from the French Ministry of Culture, an Allocation de Recherche from the French Ministry of Culture, grants from the Danish King Frederik/Queen Ingrids Fund and Danish Design Fund, a Milan Design Report award and residencies from :​ 

  • 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

  • CounterPulse, San Francisco

  • DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts], New York

  • IASPIS (Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme

       for Visual and Applied Artists), Stockholm

He has also had two books published about his work.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011   Naço Gallery, Meuble Libre, Paris

2008   Area Gallery, Repeat, Portland, Maine, USA

2002   Boijmans Museum, Solutions for Today, Rotterdam

2001   Architectural Museum, Design utan Designer, Stockholm

2000   H2O Gallery, Objetos Anónimos, Barcelona

2000   VIA Gallery, Utilitaires, Paris

1999   Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019   Displacement Now ! : AIR 3331, Tokyo

2019   111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

2019   CounterPulse, San Francisco

2014   Biennale Utopia, Paris

2013   Les Rencontres du Land Art et de la Ville, Paris

2013   Designers Days : Gallery S. Bensimon, Paris

2012   Sous les pavés, le design : Lieu de Design, Paris

2012   Real Estate : Undo-Redo, Paris

2012   One, two, tri : Maison de la Nature, Meudon

2010   Système B. (arte bricola) : Galerie SMP, Marseille

2008   Eklektikos : UMF Art Gallery, Maine, USA

2007   Salon du Meuble, Paris
2007   Designers Block, Milan

2006   Art Institute Gallery Nanjing University, China

2005   Liverpool GB-Bethlehem USA : Artazart, Paris
2005   Koelnmesse, Cologne
2005   100% East, London

2004   Tokyo Designers Week : Cibone, Tokyo
2004   Salone Satellite : Salone del Mobile, Milan
2003   Alehop Dissenys, Enginys i Remeis : Cultural Institute, Barcelona

2002   Sturm der Ruhe : Architectural Centre, Vienna
2002   Sweet Nothing : Kunsthaus Basselland, Basel
2002   Constructions : Jean Brolly Gallery, Paris

2001   Anonymous Objects : Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm

PUBLICATIONS

2012   Catalogue : Real Estate  Madeinchinarevue Magazine, Paris

2011   Catalogue : Sous les pavés, le design  Lieu de Design Publications, Paris
2006   Book : Objets Synonymes  Editions Jean Michel Place, Paris

2003   Catalogue : Alehop Dissenys, Enginys i Remeis  Cultural Institute Publications, Barcelona

2002   Postcard Series : Fotodocs  Boijmans Museum Publications, Rotterdam
2002   Catalogue : Sweet Nothing  Kunsthaus Basselland Publications, Basel

2002   Catalogue : Sturm der Ruhe  Architectural Centre Publications, Vienna

2001   Year Book : Architectural Museum, Stockholm.
2000   Book : Objets Anonymes  Editions Jean Michel Place, Paris
2000   Booklet : Utilitaires  Editions VIA, Paris

1999   Book : Teminologie & Pataquès  Editions Hazan, Paris

CONFERENCES

2019   ENSA (Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture), Paris-Val de Seine

2019   San Francisco State University, California, USA

2018   Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

2018   Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA

2016   Xi’An Academy Of Fine Arts, China

2016   ENSA (Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture), Paris-Val de Seine

2012   Le Lieu de Design, Paris

2011   College of Media and Arts, Chongqing University, China

2009   ENSA (Ecole nationale supérieure d'art), Limoges
2008   University of Maine, Farmington, USA
2006   Art Institute of Nanjing University, China
2005   Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts, Cherbourg-Octeville
2001   Beckman's School of Design, Stockholm
2001   Konst/fac, Stockholm

2000   VIA, Paris
2000   ENSA (Ecole nationale supérieure d'art), Limoges
1999   The Royal School of Architecture, Copenhagen

WORKSHOPS

2016   Villa Kujoyama - Kyoto Seika University, Japan 

2016   Xi’An Academy of Fine Arts, China

2013   Association l'ATELIER, Heudebouville

2012   Communauté de Communes d'Amfreville la Campagne, Fouqueville

2011   Ecole d'Arts Plastiques EAP PrépaSeine, Paris
2011   College of Media and Arts, Chongqing University, China
2009   ENSA (Ecole nationale supérieure d'art), Limoges
2008   ECV - Ecole de Communication Visuelle, Paris

2003   EESAB Brest - Ecole Européenne Supérieure d'Art de Bretagne
2003   Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam
2003   Strate School of Design, Paris
2002   Brighton University
2001   Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, London

SELECTED PROJECTS

2012   Interior design for 80 m2 appartement, Paris

2012   Interior design for Retaurant Clandestino, Paris

2009   Conference room for the AGORA Association Adeppa Vigy-57

2007   Stand for Éditions Jean Michel Place, Salon du Meuble, Paris
2006   Exhibition design for l'ESAB at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2002   Exhibition design for Design Now Graphics at the Design Museum, London
2001   Design is Everywhere & The Design Process web sites for the Architectural Museum, Stockholm
2000   Interior design for a cake shop, Meaux
1996   Shopping mall (with Plan Créatif)
1996   Design & installation of 3 prototype service stations for Gaz de France (with Plan Créatif)
1996   Exhibition & installation for an international ceramics trade fair, Limoges (with Plan Créatif)

1995   Sofa for Hitch/Mylius, London

RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, AWARDS

2019   Artist in Residence - 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

2019   Artist in Residence - CounterPulse, San Francisco

2018   Artist in Residence - DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts], Brooklyn, New York

2018   Congé de Rechearche - Ministry of Culture, France

2008   Visiting Artist Program - Maine, USA

2004   Design Report Award - Milan

2001   Artist in Residence - IASPIS, Swedish Arts Grants Committee's

            International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists, Stockholm

1998   Design Fonden - Ministry of Culture, Denmark

1997   King Frederik/Queen Ingrids Fund - Copenhagen
1997   Allocation de Recherche - Ministry of Culture, France