Martin Lawrance’s dynamic new work Run For It features a striking sculptural installation created by Glasgow-born visual artist Martin Boyce built on an aesthetic concept sparked by creative workshops with the Company, and which was further developed into his recent Turner Prize winning piece.
Run For It is part of Dance GB, a national celebration of dance featuring new works performed Scottish Ballet, English National Ballet and National Dance Company Wales inspired by the London 2012 Games.
Martin Boyce on creating the set for Run For It.
About Martin Boyce
Born in Hamilton, Martin Boyce is an artist whose sculptural works recall and reference the materials, textures and forms of the built urban environment. Using the iconography of both the everyday and the history of modern architecture and design his sculptural installations form immersive environments and poetic landscapes.
Boyce studied at Glasgow School of Art 1986 -1990 (BFA) and 1995 -1997 (MFA)
California Institute of the Arts 1996 (MFA exchange program)
Boyce represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale 2009 with the exhibition No Reflections, and was the winner of the 2011 Turner Prize
Solo exhibitions include, Modern Institute, Glasgow (2011), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2011); Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (2010); Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2009); Venice Biennale/Scotland and Venice (2009); Kaldor Art Projects, Melbourne (2008); Kunstverein Munster (2008); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2008); The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2007, 2004); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2007); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2007); FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2006); Johnen Galerie, Berlin (2006); Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (2004); Tramway, Glasgow (2002)
Group exhibitions include,Turner Prize exhibition, Baltic, Gateshead (2011); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (2011); Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2011); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011); 4th Aukland Triennial, Auckland (2010); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2010) Sculpture Centre, New York (with Ugo Rondinone)(2008); Munster Sculpture Project, Munster (2007); Arnolfini,Bristol (2005); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2005); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2004); Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art,(2003); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2002).