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Rob Carter was born in Worcester, UK and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University and later received an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College in New York. He has shown his work internationally, with solo exhibitions at Art In General in New York, Galerie Stefan Röpke in Cologne, Station Independent Projects in New York, Galeria Arnés y Ropke in Madrid and Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome. He has also exhibited at Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, The Field Museum in Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Carter has been awarded a Workspace residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011-12) and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2010). This fall he is looking forward to spending three months as a resident at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska.

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2000 - 2003     Hunter College, New York, NY - MFA Studio Art

1995 - 1998     Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Worcester College, Oxford University Oxford, UK - BFA, First Class Hons, Fine Art

1994 - 1995     Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education Cheltenham, UK - Diploma in Foundation Studies, Art & Design


2015               BAC New Media, Vantage Art Projects, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

                      Space Under Construction, Cinema Akil Outbox Short Film Festival, Warehous G58, Dubai, UAE

                      18th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2014               Taking Time, cutated by Lawrence Rinder, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

                      Mirror, mirror…, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

                      Datascapes, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ

                      Reconnaissances, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2013               Rêve d'Icare, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France

                      Back to the Future, Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, New York

                      Films4Peace, curated by Mark Coetzee for PUMA.Peace, worldwide screenings               

                      New Garden City, Traneudstillingen, Hellerup, Denmark

                      A Window to the World, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

                      Summer Break, Station Independent Projects, New York

                      Lumen, Lyons Pool, Staten Island, New York

                      VIVA Collections on Tour, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid, Spain

                      LOOP, Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

                      Ideas City Festival, New Museum/Bowery, New York

                      Solo video #3. Loop selection I, Casa Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

                      Faith In A Seed, Galeria Arnés y Ropke, Madrid, Spain

2012               Kulturland, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

                      Union Territory, Station Independent Projects, New York

                      Kunst/Wissenschaft, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

                      Rock, Paper, Scissors, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

                      Faith In A Seed, Art in General, New York

                      Cultivation Field, Reading City Center, UK

                      Fake Empire, Mixed Greens, New York

                      Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

                      Collage, De Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands

2011               Culte, ebersmoore Gallery, Chicago, IL

                      Festival NARRACJE, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, Poland

                      STAD EN LAND, De Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands

                      Cultural Constructs, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

                      Live, Video, Ogilvy & Mather, New York

                      Redirection. Change In Architecture, Centrum Festiwalowe, Lodz, Poland

                      New Screen New-Castle, Side & Tyneside cinema, Newcastle, UK

                      Site Specifics '11, The Carriage House at Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

                      8th Busan International Video Festival, Busan, Korea

                      L’evento Immobile, Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy

                      Ruskin Shorts, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

                      24 FPS vol.2, 1000 EVENTI, Milan, Italy

                      Animated Architecture II, 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart, Germany

                      Decidedly Ambivalent, WORK, Brooklyn, NY

                      Past Present, St. Louis Artists' Guild, MO

2010               Impakt Open Air, Utrecht, Netherlands, and Waterpieces Festival, Riga, Latvia

                      2 Degrees of Separation, Cancún Messe and CINEMEX, Cancún, Mexico

                      Considering the City, Work • Detroit, Michigan

                      Imperial Video, Ramis Barquet, New York

                      The Nature of Cities, curated by Randy Rosenberg, UN Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, China

                      At 44 1/2, Creative Time/MTV, curated by Shane Brennan, Times Square, New York

                      Domestic City, Kidd Yellin, curated by Nichole van Beek, Brooklyn, NY

                      Video Art: Replay, Part 2. Everyday Imaginary, curated by Lucy Gallun,

                      Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia PA

                      Silverstein Photography Annual, curated by Patrick Amsellem, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

                      Views of the Earth, The Great Wall of Oakland screening, Oakland, CA

                      Oslo Screen Festival, Filmens Hus, Oslo, Norway

2009               Stone on Stone, ebersmoore, Chicago, IL

                      Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Art and Design, New York

                      Project space show, Foley Gallery, New York

                      Decidedly Ambivalent, Newton Art Center, Newton, MA

                      Decade, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

                      Accio Pel Clima film festival, Valencia, Spain

                      X, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Mixed Greens, New York

                      ARTPORT_COOL STORIES II, Focus09, Voltahalle, Basel, Switzerland

                      Site Specifics '09, The Carriage House at Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

                      Scenariette, Possible Projects, Brooklyn, NY

                      Metropolis, Jersey City Museum, NJ

                      Artists Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

                      10, West Collection Prize Exhibition, SEI Investments, Oaks, PA, and NEXT Chicago '09, Chicago, IL

                      ET IN ARCADIA EGO, Curated by Blanca de la Torre and Juanli Carrión, The Thornton Room, New York

                      Moviehouse/Bushwick SITE Fest 09, video screening, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

                      I like Winners: Sport and Selfhood, Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

                      Our Present Planet, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

2008               Reclaim, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy

                      Studio Visit, 26cc, Rome, Italy

                      Creative Cartographies video screening, curated by Jeanne Gerrity, BAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                      Art Tech Media, video screening curated by Blanca De La Torre, Cordoba, Spain

                      About the City, video screening curated by Bettina Johae and Elisabeth Smolarz, Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY

                      Toronto International Art Fair, video screening room curated by Micaela Giovannotti, Toronto, Canada

                      Video as Video: Rewind to Form, curated by Alicia Eler & Peregrine Honig Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL

                      Paper City, Mixed Greens, New York

                      Landscaping, Galería Fruela, Madrid, Spain

                      The Main Event, curated by Thomas Seely and Trey Edwards,

                      Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York

                      This Modern World , General Electric, Fairfield CT

                      Urban Evolution, video screening at Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC

                      Video screenings, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

2007               Upon Further Review, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

                      Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

                      Locations of Elsewhere, Peer Gallery, New York

                      Video Screening, Pesaro Film Festival, Rome, Italy

                      Video Screening, Mudima Fondazione per L'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2006               Open Video Projects, Netwerk / Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium

                      Kuyo, Onishi Gallery, New York

                      Twin Reflections, curated by Leah Oates, DAM,STUHLTRAGER GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY <press release>

                      The Beautiful Game: Contemporary Art and Fútbol, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker & Franklin Sirmans, Roebling Hall, NY

                      This One Time…, Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery, New York

                      Open Video Projects, blueRoom, Rome, Italy

2005               Co-dependent, The Living Room, Miami, FL

                      Dark Nature: Part 1, 111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY

                      Video Series Selections, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

                      The Space Between, Mixed Greens, New York, online review (English translation)

                      Strange: Brew, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY,

                      Migration, Barbés, Brooklyn, NY

                      New Acquisitions, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge UK

2004               Space Invaders, The Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

                      European Exchange Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, NY

                      Flat Theatrical Fiction, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge UK

                      Europe Day 2004, The Dahesh Museum, New York

                      About Face, Barbés, Brooklyn, NY                        

2003               Brooklyn Bounce & The Cootie Catcher, The Beaker Gallery, Tampa FL

                      Move On, Aviate, Knitting Factory, New York

                      Play, Barbés, Brooklyn, NY

                      Flux Core, Brooklyn, NY

                      MFA Thesis Show, Times Square Gallery, New York

2000 - 2002     Open Studios, Hunter College MFA building, New York

2001                Colaboratory, Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY

2000                Getting Around, E.M.Forster Theatre, Tonbridge, UK

1999                Eight New Painters, The Bull & Last, London, UK

                      Worlds, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge, UK

                      Level, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge, UK

                      Recent Work, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge, UK

                      Tunnel Vision, four person show, The Tunnel, Tonbridge, UK

1998               Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough, The Custard Factory Gallery, Birmingham, UK

                      BFA Thesis Show, The Dolphin Gallery, Oxford, UK

                      Stretching Walls, The Dolphin Gallery, Oxford, UK

1997               Rob Carter, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, UK

                      Rob Carter, The Vaughn Room Gallery, Somerville College, Oxford, UK


2015               Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts residency, Omaha, Nebraska

                      Vermont Studio Center fellowship, Johnson, Vermont

2014               Saltonstall Arts Colony fellowship, Ithaca, New York

2010 – 2013     Art in General New Commission, New York

2011 – 2012     Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace residency program, New York

2010               New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

                      La Alquería de los Artistas, Valencia, Spain

                      AIR artist-in-residence, Krems, Austria

2008               Art Omi International Artists Residency, Ghent, NY

                      Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Space (Sept 2008 – Aug 2009)

2007               McColl Center for Visual Art (residency), Charlotte, NC

2003               Atlantic Center for the Arts (residency with Vik Muniz), New Smyrna, FL

                      Estelle Levy Award, The Hunter College Alumni Association

2002               Graf Travel Grant, Hunter College

1998 - 2000     Tonbridge School Artist in Residence, Tonbridge, Kent, U.K.

1996               Scholarship awarded by Worcester College, Oxford

                      The Geoffrey Roads Bursary, Oxford University


2014               Highlights from Moving Image Istanbul 2014, Sabine Brunckhorst and Fatma Çolakoğlu, Artsy.com, October 1

2013               Faith in a Seed (book), Veronica Roberts, Jonathan Rider, Justin E. H.Smith and Rob Carter, Art in General, New York

                      Agricultural Evolution Leads to the New Garden City, Alicia Eller, Hyperallergic, Aug 23

                      Amor boig pel videoart, Maria Palau, El Punta Vui, May 24

2012               Welt in Zeitraffer, Von Alexandra Wach, Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, December 20

                      Group Show “Rock, Paper, Scissors” exhibition at Leila Heller Gallery New York, FAD, July 29

                      One Line Reviews: Fake Empire, Ben Davis, Artinfo, June 22

                      Psychological Structure, Lynn Maliszewski, On-Verge, June 14

                      Gastro-vision – from seeds to spouts, greens across Manhattan, Nicole Caruth, Art 21 blog, May 18

                      Dirty Art, Daniel Larkin, Hyperallergic, May 10

2011               The humanity of footsteps and foliage, Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, September 14

                      Rob Carter; Culte, Abraham Ritchie, Flavorpill, September 20

                      Culte Fiction, Mia DiMeo, Artslant Chicago, September 26

                      “Rob Carter: Culte” at ebersmoore, Jonathan Kinkley, Time Out Chicago, September 28

                      The Opening of Chicago's Fall Art Season, Paul Klein, Art Letter, Sept 8

2010               Everyday Imaginary, MIRANDA // The Blog of the ICA Philadelphia, May 18

                      File Magazine, feature edited by Fabio Sebastianelli and Thorbjørn Ankerstjerne, Issue 3

                      Le Corbusier and Cathedral Collage, Kitsune Noir, April 22

                      Spraygraphic Interview with Photographer Rob Carter, Sprayblog.net, March 20

                      Rob Carter’s Metropolis; Pop-Up Graphics Offer Startling View Of Urban Expansion, The Huffington Post, March 5

                      Extremely cool Charlotte urban video goes viral, The Naked City, Mary Newsom, March 5

                      Rob Carter, OK Great, March 4

                      Over Two Centuries of Urban Expansion, Shown in Nine Minutes, The Infrastructurist, Melissa Lafsky, March 4

                      Metropolis: A Movie By Rob Carter, The Pop-Up City, Joop De Boer, February 16

                      We Built This City, Clement and Co., February 1

                      Metropolis: Animating one city's past and future, JoAnn Greco, PlanPhilly, January 15

                      Mad Family Day, Laurel Graeber, The New York Times, January 7

2009               Top 5 of Everything 2009: Art & Museums, Jason Foumberg, Newcity December 28

                      Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Barbara A. MacAdam, ARTNEWS, December

                      Rob Carter: Stone on Stone, Karsten Lund, Flavorpill.com, November 16

                      Cut Paper at Foley Gallery, The Gallery Diva, Monkdogz’ artblog, November 12

                      Cortos ‘frios’ contra el calentamiento global, B.C./Valencia, El Mundo, July 10

                      At Home in Dystopia, Jeremiah Joseph, The Architect’s Newspaper blog, May 7

                      Art Indulgence: Bushwick’s got it going on, Araceli Cruz, Village Voice, February 25

                      West Prize Exhibition, Edward Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9

2008               Interview with Radioartemibile (RAM), Rome Italy. Broadcast Oct–Nov 2008

                      Review: Video as Video: Rewind to Form, Rachel Furnari, Newcity Art, September 29              

                      The Changing Landscape: Artists Take Charge, Paul Klein, The Huffington Post, September 19

                      Video as Video: Rewind to Form, Karsten Lund, flavorpill.com, Issue 210

2006               The AFC Emerging Artist Summer Series: The Photographs of Rob Carter, Art Fag City, July 5 <PDF>

2005               The Space Between, by Yoko Yamazaki, New-York-Art.com, August <PDF English translation>

2002               Second Sight, Holland Cotter, The New York Times, March 22