Johnson-Perkins, J. (2021) CHANGE, Modern *8 Pier, Mykolaiv, UkraineJohnson-Perkins, J. (2021) Ars Electronica .ART Gallery x VR-All-Ar, Linz, Austria
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2021) THE MEDITERRANEAN CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE Monteserico Castle, Italy
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2021) BOUNDARIES, Bekarei Video Art Space, Berlin, Germany
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2021) Ctrl+ (In Collaboration with Teng Long), Beijing 2102 Gallery, China
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2021) Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization, The Alpine Fellowship symposium, Fjällnäs, Sweden
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2021) International Forum of Performance Art, Drama, Greece
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2021) AUSTRAL Festival Internacional de Performance Art de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2018/19) Rolling Snowball: Exhibition organized by (CEAC) The Chinese European Arts Centre (Xiamen) at (AMNUM). Dec 18 - Jan 19. The Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China. Featuring selected Chinese and international artists whom had been artist in residence at CEAC. (AMNUM) The Museum of Nanjing University of the Art is one of China's most state- of-the-art exhibition centres. The Museum aims are to broaden academic horizons with its high-level international exhibition programme. (http://nuamuseum.org/en/inside.aspx?mid=42&id=66)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2017) The Quickest Distance is Not Always Via a Straight Line: The Wrong Bienalle: The Wrong is the largest and most comprehensive biennale celebrating digital art today. The 3rd edition of The Wrong took place from Nov 1 - Jan 31 online, but also offline throughout important embassies and art spaces around the world. (https://thewrong.org). Accompanying Catalogue edited by Susana Romanos.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2017) The Resurrection of Cosmicman: Featuring new works by James and Dina Johnson-Perkins. The City Gallery, Peterborough, UK, Jul 1 – Aug 13. The Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery hosts an exciting program of changing temporary exhibitions from internationally renowned artists. (https://vivacity.org/vivacity-venues/citygallery
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2017) Ningbo International Photography Week (The Great Battle): Ningbo Art Centre of the Chinese Photographers Association, 555 Lake Road, Dong Qian Lake, Ningbo, China, Sep 10 - Oct 7, 2016. Featuring Johnson-Perkins’ The Great Battle, GIGATAGE and selected photography from: Dorothea Lange, Eugène Atget and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2016) BodySpace/Twist: Curated by Zhanna Khromykh at Hangzhou Public Library, China, Apr 23 – May 11. This exhibition explored definitions of the body, new identities and forms of body representation. Featuring a Johnson-Perkins’ giant Twist, INTERMADE installation, which allowed hundreds of people to interact and play Twister at once. (http://www.johnson- perkins.co.uk/other%20files/TWIST .html)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2015) I AM: 9 Arbat St, Moscow, Russia, Apr 3 - 4. Curated by Anastasia Gregoriee, Anastasia Kachalova and Anna Korobeynikova. This show was positioned as a dialogue
between artists and the public, and the reflection upon self-actualization and identity in modern society. The idea of the project was dedicated to the relationship between the individual and the social, the difficulties in achieving self-expression, and the complexities of identity and self-determination in our contemporary world.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2014) DIY Reality: Mar 11- May 17, Nastavichesky, Moscow, Russia. This exhibition acknowledged a combination of aspects of digital image making through the presentation of both computer generated art, contrasted with 'fly on the wall' style of films. Placing videos, which had been collected and downloaded (via the internet) to physically interact in real time with scheduled screenings of works that explore different ways that spaces can be used? Thus offering different possibilities for new and unusual narratives.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2014) When Suspicions are Becoming the Norm: FABRIKA, in association with Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia, May 17 - May 31. An exhibition looking at "monsters" in contemporary culture, through ideas pertining to: physicality and the distorted body, gender, social criticism, masks and double identity, artifice and the humanoid. This exhibition showcased works which reflected different facets of monstrosity and normality, allowing the viewer to reflect not only on their assessment of others, but also about their own image in the eyes of others. Featuring works by: Vlad Monroe, Gabriela Fridriksdottir and littlewhitehead.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2013) Papyri Guestbook and Similar Departures: Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy, Oct 19 – Oct 27. The Emily Harvey Foundation is open to artists throughout the world, offering a residency program in Venice, Italy, a city where the arts have been honored and fostered for over a thousand years, and a vibrant program of performances, events and exhibitions in New York City, which is also the seat of the Archive and historical Collection inherited from the Emily Harvey Gallery. (http://emilyharveyfoundation.org) Featuring works by: Ben Vautier, Geoffrey Hendrix, Ira Schnieder and Ay-O.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2013) The Legacy of Emily Harvey: Curated by Berty Skuber & Henry Martin, Emily Harvey Foundation Archive Exhibition, at the 56th Venice Biennale, May 31 – Jun 2. This show was part of an ongoing presentation of the collection of the Emily Harvey Gallery and the guests of the Emily Harvey Foundation Residency. The 56th Venice Biennale included 89 national pavilions, various satellite/themed displays and a central exhibition titled “All the World’s Futures,” curated by Okwui Enwezor.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2012) Phelwidek Photo: KC Dunaj, Bratislava, Slovakia, Jul 12. Phelwidek is the name of the Hungarian Felvidék, which is a playful distortion of Hungarian and Slovak. The theme of exhibition was a discussion on the coexistence of different cultures. (https://phelwidek.blog.hu)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2012) Dinefwr Festival: Gwly Lendyyiaeth, Wales, Jun 29 – Jun 1. This unique three-day bilingual festival combined award-winning writers, poets laureate, artists and musicians in the National Trust's Dinefwr Park and Castle, in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales. (https://www.literaturewales.org/our-projects/dinefwr-literature-festival)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2012) Antonio Nodar - Portrait to Portrait, Vol. 2: Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal. Apr. This collaboration between, Antonio Nodar and The Elsa and Nando Peretti Foundation comprises over 1.200 artists portraits and self-portraits from around the world. (https://p2sp.org/about/exhibitions)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2012) Phelwidek Photo: Artbázis Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. Mar 14. This exhibition had a particular enphasis on images about coexistence, or the coexistence of different people, groups, nations, religions, cultures, subcultures, regardless of whether they were peaceful or conflicted.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2011) Bus Stop, Venice #3: Galleria Perela, Venice, Italy, Sep 29. Curated by Elysium Gallery, at the 55th Venice Biennale. At this event the Elysium Gallery presented short films from
14 international artist and film-makers. That year, the 55th Venice Biennale was under the artistic direction of Massimiliano Gioni and had the title: The Encyclopaedic Palace.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2011) Bus Stop, Swansea #2: Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK. Aug 19 – Sep 3, The Elysium gallery strives to provide support for emerging and established artists and art organisations as well as encouraging pride and participation in visual and performing arts in an environment that promotes experimentation, freedom and appreciation in all creative practices. The gallery is a curated space, programmed through directed curatorial and panel selection. (http://www.elysiumgallery.com)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2011) Bus Stop, Haye-on-Wye #1: Salem Chapel, Wales, UK, Curated by Elysium Gallery at The Hay-On-Wye Festival. Jun 4, since 1988, Hay-on-Wye has been the venue for an arts/literary festival, now sponsored by The Daily Telegraph newspaper, which draws a claimed 80,000 visitors over ten days at the beginning of June, to see and hear big names from all over the world. (https://www.hayfestival.com/home)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2010) Athens Photo Festival: Athens, Greece, Nov 19 – Dec 12, in collaboration with Domosthenes Agrafiotis. Since it’s conception in 1987, the Athens Photo Festival, has been committed to encouraging diversity, inclusion, creativity and critical thinking, with the aim to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional festival of photography and visual culture. Focusing on the why as much as the how and the what, this expanded programming represents a shared vision for what a photography festival is it can be in ways that make sense right now. (https://www.photofestival.gr/home- aphf17)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2010) Salon Contemporary: Salon Contemporary Live Art Programme, Selfridges Department Store, London, UK. Aug. Curated by Nathalie Levi. This exhibition took part in Selfridges window spaces in the iconic Oxford St, London branch. (https://www.selfridges.com).
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2009) Building with Colour: Curated by Professor Helen Baker, Gallery North, Northumbria University, UK. Jan 16 - Feb 27. This exhibition considered ideas and concepts about colour and looked at the notion of building as both a purely visual and a material activity. Also featuring work by: Sean Scully and James Hugonin. Exhibition book, edited by Professor Helen Baker, Northumbria University (ISBN 0-9561206-0-1). Video Interview: (https://vimeo.com/130280382#at=1)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2009) Greetings Programs: (In collaboration with Dr Conor Lawless), Tron, Glasgow, UK. Jul 10 – 30 Aug. An exhibition of works produced by the artists, created by playing the classic 'light cycles' game inspired by the 1980's film Tron. This is a collection of 500 of these results and was exhibited in a huge grid system. The Tron is one of Scotland’s leading mid-scale producing and presenting theatre and art spaces, set in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City (https://www.tron.co.uk).
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2009) Digital Showcase: Austin Museum of Digital Art, Austin, Texas, USA. Mar 13. The Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public and artists in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of digital art. The Digital Showcase was an event featuring live electronic music and visual art. (http://www.amoda.org/about/ , http://www.amoda.org/events/digital-showcase-45)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2009) Attitude: Center for Contemporary Public Arts, Bitola, Macedonia. June 26 - 30. The Attitude Festival collaborated with many cultural organizations: ArtExpo Italy, Prima Centre Berlin/Skopje, The One Minutes Foundation Amsterdam, EAF Adelaide, Remont Belgrade, SKUC Galerija Ljubljana, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje Macedonia, Franz West Studio Wien and Visura Aperta Zagreb. The concept of this festival was to show systems threatened not only by the energy crises but also by individual crises, encouraged and caused by a connection with material luxury, mental disaster and abuse. Portraying a society that is being directed towards a discourse of general catastrophe. (http://attitudefestival.blogspot.com/2009/05/attitude-5.html)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2008) Video Art and Architecture #VI: National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia. Feb 01 – 08. This was a touring exhibition that was shown in: Russia, Lithuania, USA and Spain. The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) is a museum, exhibition and research organization which aims its efforts at the development of contemporary art within the context of the global art process, at the creation and implementation of programs and projects in the sphere of contemporary art, architecture and design both in this country, and beyond its borders. (http://www.ncca.ru)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2008) Illuminators International: Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport, Russia, Apr 1 – Jun 31. In collaboration with Conor Lawless. This was the first strategic long-term program in Russian air industry aimed at the introduction of works of art and designs inside the international Koltsovo airport. In Russian an illuminator (port hole) is a round window onboard a ship, airplane, space station. In the tradition of the ancient tondi- circular pieces of art popular in Italy in the 15th century - the exhibition displayed round shaped pieces of new media art like digital graphics, animations and video objects. The works were represented by numerous round-light spots that hovered freely throughout the airport.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2008) Urban Identity: Monkey town, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Mar 30. ‘Monkeytown’ was a unique performance-space in Williamsberg, NY. It was famous for serving multi- course meals choreographed to accompany exotic video mash-ups on four giant walls. (https://www.itsliquid.com/urban-identity-new-york.html)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2008) Harry Smith Anthology Remixed: Curated by Rebecca Shatwell, The Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow, UK, Jun 21 – Jul 26. In collaboration with Matthew Cowan. CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow’s hub for the arts. Its programme includes cutting- edge exhibitions, film, music, literature, spoken word, festivals and performance. At the heart of all activities is the desire to work with artists, commission new projects and present them to the widest possible audience. (https://www.cca-glasgow.com)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2007) Digital Long Island Media Festival: IMAC Theater, New York, USA, Dec. This video exhibition was featured in the Sunday New York Times, USA, Dec 10, and Sunday Long Island Newsday, P3, USA, Dec 10. (https://www.nytimes.com/section/magazine)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2007) The International Experimental Film Festival: Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania, Nov 16 -17. Located in Lapusului Country, a distinctive cultural part of Maramures. This museum is one of the most interesting contemporary exhibition spaces in Romania. (http://cmc.ro/florean_museum/index.php)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2007) Video Art & Architecture #III: (KCCC) The Cultural Communication Centre of Klaipeda, Lithuania, Jun 14. KCCC establishes conditions for exhaustive presentation of art tendencies in Lithuania and the rest of the world. These activities are aimed at active reflection on art sociality, curatorship, art criticism, other contemporary art subjects as well as promotion of contemporary culture in the local community. Besides the exhibition organization activities, KCCC also presents experimental events of modern music and cinema.(http://echogonewrong.com/klaipeda-culture-communication-centre)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2007) Video Art & Architecture #II: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. Mar 1. Penn is the USA’s first university. It dates its founding to 1740, when prominent evangelist George Whitefield had the idea of building a Philadelphia charity school that would double as a house of worship for his followers. It has a comprehensive program of Fine Arts, housed in the Weitzman School. (https://www.upenn.edu)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2006) First Play Berlin: Hau 2, Berlin, Germany, Oct 12 -15. Curated by Trampoline. For First Play Berlin Trampoline presented an international programme of live media art. A
fusion of performance and mobile technology aimed at expanding the frontiers of interaction and participation. http://www.trampoline-berlin.de/index.php?page=&docId=2)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2005) Nostos: Northern Lights Film Festival, Side Cinema, Newcastle, UK. Nov 24. Film Director, in collaboration with scriptwriter Dr Nick Montgomery. The word 'Nostos' is Greek for homecoming and is the inspiration for a Homeric journey structure of this film. A story which traces the crazed search of P-Man for his absent identity through a series of encounters with modern living (Consumerism, excess, games, sexuality, illness, religion). A journey with numerous allusions to popular and high culture, ranging from, Dante, Conrad, T.S.Elliot, Beckett, Julia Kristeva and Wittgenstein to Shane MacGowan, 'The Fall', David Bowie, Woody Guthrie, amongst others.
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2004) Artpleasure: Lux Artist Film, The Royal College, London, UK. The Royal College is the worlds leading art-college. LUX through working with: distribution, collection, exhibition, screening, professional artists support and education. It continues advocate for and support the practice and discourse of artists’ moving image in the UK. In the summer of 2016, LUX relocated to Waterlow Park, Highgate (https://lux.org.uk, http://www.rca.com)
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2004) Video Art & Architecture #I: Culteral el Molino Atomic, Barcelona, Spain. El Molino is a cabaret space. It has been going for more than 100 years of existence and has become a cultural and greatly-loved institution in Barcelona. It has a regular program of theatre and arts events throughout the year. Is an innovative and smart building equipped with the latest audio-visual technology (http://elmolinobcn.com/language/en).
Johnson-Perkins, J. (2002/3) Crossovers Japan/UK: Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, International House, Kyoto, Japan, curated by Tomomi Iguchi. The Crossovers events started with at The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park and a conference at the Whitechapel gallery, UK. These featured ground-breaking work and discussions by the Auto-Destructive artist and well known political activist Gustav Metzger. The Toyota Municipal Museum of Art was designed by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, renowned for museum designs. The Whitechappel Gallery is a touchstone space for contemporary art internationally and plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape. (https://www.museum.toyota.aichi.jp, https://www.whitechapelgallery.org). Exhibition book by Tomomi Iguchi (ISBN-10: 0954111508).