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Mellors (born 1974, British) studied at the Ruskin School, Oxford University (1996-99) and the Royal College of Art, London (1999-2001). In 2007-09 he was resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. He lives and works in Amsterdam & London.
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The complex relationship between language and power is a recurring theme in Mellors’ multi-faceted work, typically manifesting itself in absurdist, humorous narratives that reveal a penchant for satire and the grotesque.
Mellors writes his own texts and explores different approaches to the performance of these texts in a variety media. Parodying the formats and structures through which information is popularly conveyed – such as the television drama, political broadcast, critical analysis or avant-garde plays - Mellors sets up theatrical frameworks to test the line between meaningful content and incomprehensibility. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with the relationship between word and effect.
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In addition to his absurdist scripts, psychedelic theatre, film, video, performance, collage and sculpture Mellors plays bass guitar in the group Advanced Sportswear and is a co-founder of Junior Aspirin Records.
Forthcoming exhibitions include: Galway Arts Centre and Baltimore Museum of Art. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at C Salen, Malmö Konsthall; Salle de Bains, Lyon; Matt's Gallery, London; Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands; SMART Projects, Amsterdam; and Nathaniel Mellors: Ourhouse, ICA, London. Recent group shows include Media City Seoul; Performa 11, New York; La Biennale di Venezia – 54th International Art Exhibition – ILLUMinations curated by Bice Curiger; British Art Show 7 – In The Days of the Comet (UK touring); Un’Expressione Geografica, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; PQ2011 - Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague; Contour 2009, 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium; Altermodern, Tate Triennial 2009, Tate Britain; Art Now, Tate Britain; and & 00s THE HISTORY OF A DECADE THAT HAS NOT yet BEEN NAMED, Biennale de Lyon, 2007.
Nathaniel Mellors is represented by Matt's Gallery, London; Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam; and MONITOR, Rome.

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Image Courtesy the artist; Matt’s Gallery, London; MONITOR, Rome and Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam.
This exhibition is supported by Galway Arts Festival, Arts Council, Galway City Council, Galway County Council Cork Film Centre & Matt’s Gallery.

Ourhouse Episodes 1, 2 and 4 was commissioned by British Art Show 7 and De Hallen Haarlem with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Matt’s Gallery, London; Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam; MONITOR, Rome & The ICA, London.

Ourhouse Episode 3, The Cure of Folly was commissioned by SMART Project Space, Amsterdam with the generous support of The Mondriaan Foundation, Netherlands; Fonds BKVB; Nederlands Filmfonds; and Eastside Projects, Birmingham.

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