Bobby Niven

EDUCATION
2006 MFA — University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada
2003 BFA — Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Broad Reach — curated by ATLAS Arts at Taigh Chearsabhagh, South Uist, Outer Hebrides
2013 Palm of the Hand — Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh Art Festival
2012 ISLAND — Studio Warehouse, Glasgow
ISLAND — Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2010 Hermit’s Castle. Chez GALIP — Sierra Metro, Edinburgh
2009 Dawson City — Tentilten Gallery, Glasgow
2007 Renfrew St. Social Club — Lowsalt Gallery, Glasgow
2006 Black Milk and Blind Owls — CSA Space, Vancouver

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Moths — curated by Modern Edinburgh Film School, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2014 Reclaimed – The second life of sculpture — Glasgow International, The Briggait, Glasgow
Openaries I : Thought forms/Theories of the universe (uttered rather than written)/ John Baldessari — as part of Laura Aldridge & Anna Mayer’s Openaries programme for Glasgow International, The Hidden Gardens, Tramway, Glasgow
2013 The Good Work — Modern Edinburgh Film School, New Media Scotland Edinburgh
157 Days of Sunshine — Walled Garden, Glasgow, presented by The Bothy Project
2012 Deleted Cities — Generator Projects, Dundee
Glasgow Project Room — with Charlotte Barker
Hermit’s Castle. Chez GALIP — Galeria Arte Talcual, Mexico City
Cultivatus — Vintervikens Trädgård, Stockholm
2011 Hermit’s Castle — Madatac Film festival, Madrid
Chez GALIP — Studio Warehouse, Glasgow
Resident 11 — Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
MOLAF — Bergen, Norway
2010 This Matter — The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Kiss of Life — Glue Factory, FINN collective, Glasgow International
2009 Until We Have A Helicopter: Prequel — Gallery Atsui, Vancouver
2008 Memoirs — Shakespeare and Co festival, Paris
2007 H o t H a n d s C o l d F e e t — Flat 4/L, 259 Garrioch Road, Glasgow
S.A.W. SHOW — disused Finneiston saw doctors, Glasgow
2006 Strange Bedfellows — Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
Common Room — Belkin Satellite, Vancouver
Bewilderness — Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
2005 Humble Beginnings — Belkin Satellite, Vancouver
This Experiment — The Butchershop Gallery, Vancouver
Discarded Library — Lobby Gallery, Vancouver
2004 Good Bye — Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff
Art Cup — Galeria Quadrum, Lisbon
Away Home — Peterfabers Gallery, Copenhagen
Sample Glasgow — Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
PROJECTS
2013 Sweeney’s Bothy, The Bothy Project in collaboration with Alec Finlay, Isle of Eigg
2012 The Walled Garden, The Bothy Project, Glasgow
2011 Inshriach Bothy, The Bothy Project in partnership with the Royal Scottish Academy and the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Cairngorm National Park
2010 Kiss of Life, FINN collective, Glue Factory, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
2007 S.A.W. SHOW, FINN collective, Finneiston Saw Doctors, Glasgow

REVIEWS
2012 Scotsman, Susan Mansfield review of ‘ISLAND’ at Peacock Visual Arts, 31st May 2012, http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/visual-art-review-scott-myles-bobby-niven-1-2328989
2010 List Magazine, Talitha Kotze review of ‘Hermit’s Castle. Chez GALIP’ at Sierra Metro Gallery, 23 November 2010, http://www.list.co.uk/article/30928-bobby-niven-hermits-castle-chez-galip/
2009 Skinny Magazine, Rosamund West review of ‘Dawson City’, 5th May 2009, http://www.theskinny.co.uk/art/features/45738-glasgow_gallery_weekend

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2013 Creative Scotland Professional Development
Creative Scotland, Year of Natural Scotland Award — for Sweeney’s Bothy as part of The Bothy Project
2012 Triangle France/GSS residency Marseille
2011 Hope Scott Trust grant
Arts Trust Scotland grant
Artist in Residence, The Bothy Project, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as part of the Royal Scottish Academy, Residencies for Scotland Programme 2011
Creative Development Award, Creative Scotland
2010 Members Award, This Is Central Station
Glasgow Visual Artists Grant Scheme, Glasgow City Council
2008 Artist in Residence, Pandemonium, Istanbul, Turkey
Artist in Residence, KIAC Art Centre, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
2007 Creative Development Award, Scottish Arts Council
Glasgow Visual Artists Grant Scheme, Glasgow City Council
2006 Commonwealth Scholarship, CCSP, Canadian/UK Government
2005 Graduate Entrance Scholarship, UBC
2004 International Tuition Scholarship, UBC
Donald Dewar Prize, Donald Dewar Award Agency
Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre, Canada