Lives in Sheffield (United Kingdom).
Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment and in collaboration with a range of visual artists, choreographers, and photographers. His work spans performance, video, photography, text projects, installation and fiction.
In recent years Etchells has exhibited widely in the context of visual arts, with solo shows at Gasworks and Sketch (London), Bunkier Sztuki (Krakow) and Künstlerhaus Bremen. His work has appeared in the biennales Manifesta 7 (2008) in Rovereto, Italy, Art Sheffield 2008, Goteborg Bienale (2009), October Salon Belgrade (2010) and Aichi Trienale, Japan 2010, with Vlatka Horvat. Selected group shows include Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam), MUHKA (Antwerp), Galleria Raffaella Cortese (Milan), Sparwasser HQ (Berlin), MACBA (Barcelona), The Centre for Book Arts, Canada and Exit Art (all New York) and Kunsthaus Graz.
Etchells’ first novel The Broken World was published by Heinemann in 2008 and his monograph on contemporary performance and Forced Entertainment, Certain Fragments (Routledge 1999) is widely acclaimed. He is currently Legacy: Thinker in Residence (2009-2010) at Tate Research and LADA in London, Visiting Honorary Professor, School of Arts, Roehampton University (2010-2012) and Professor of Performance Writing at Sheffield University.
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The Dream Dictionary for ...
Tim Etchells, The Dream Dictionary for the Modern Dreamer, 2001. Book, ink, paper, 15 x 20.9 cm, 250 p, language: English, publisher: London: Duckworth Literary Entertainments, Ltd, ISBN: 0-7156-3108-X.
The Broken World
Tim Etchells, The Broken World, 2008. Book, ink, paper, 14.3 x 22 cm, 420 p, language: English, publisher: William Heinemann (The Random House Group Limited), ISBN: 978-0-434-01833-8.
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ART...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
[novels written by artists] The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. There are some examples of art
THE BOOK LOVERS - A Proje...
25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.
Curated by [David Maroto](http://ensembles.mhka.be/actors/david-maroto) and [Joanna Zielińska](http://ensembles.mhka.be/actors/joanna-zielins
Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra