Born in 1980 in Edinburgo.
Andrew Gilbert is a Scottish artist, born in 1980 in Edinburgh. He attended the Fine Art – University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh College of Art. In his paintings, he satirically reinterprets the history of European colonialism. Creating sculptures, paintings and mixed media, Gilbert’s work subverts and satirizes various aspects of British culture, in particular referring to the African Zulu tribe, which became an obsession for the artist at a young age. Gilbert’s works evoke his fanciful imagination in a faux-naive style. They were shown in many solo exhibitions including Gesellschaft Museum, Luebeck; SPERLING, Munich; Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa; Gallery Polad-Hardouin, Paris; Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg; Forte Strino Military Museum, Italy; Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam; Gallery Polad Hardouin, Paris; Galerie Andreas Hoehne, Munich; and Galerie Eva Bracke, Berlin, among others. His gaudy portraits and mocking models of imaginary military figures refer to Persian manuscripts and to medieval European sculpture.
The invented history
KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin
September 13, 2020 – February 21, 2021
This group exhibition features various works, including those by Andrew Gilbert, and examines the need to critically question historical narratives.
The Rise and Fall of Emperor Andrew’s Instant Coffee Plantation
Kunstverein Friedrichshafen , Germany
February 9 – May 31, 2020
For the exhibition “The Rise and Fall of Andrew’s Instant Coffee Plantation” at the Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Andrew Gilbert transforms the exhibition space into a colonial mansion with coffee plantations and a cabinet of curiosities with his usual artistic practice, creating numerous connections between the past and present.
Contemporaneamente a Castel Belasi
Castel Belasi, Campodenno (TN)
August 10 – October 27, 2019
After twenty years of restoration, on Saturday 10th August, Castel Belasi in Campodenno was officially opened to the public with the exhibition ‘’CONTEMPORANEAMENTE a Castle Belasi’’.The municipal administration of Campodenno has therefore decided to inaugurate the castle with an original exhibition event, in which the castle’s architecture, its large spaces and history are enhanced by the strong contrasts created by contemporary art.
The Fate of Empires, 2019