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Martin Boyce is a contemporary British visual artist who was born in 1967. Martin Boyce has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection) and at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'We have Become the Air Now' sold at Christie's South Kensington 'Post-War & Contemporary Art' in 2012 for $23,780. There have been Numerous articles about Martin Boyce, including 'ADAA Art Show Releases Details of Dealers’ Booths' written by Andrew Russeth for New York Observer in 2013.
 
 
 

Auction Results

Works at auction, latest auction results, sales and prices of Martin Boyce from auction houses worldwide.

Martin Boyce, 6 Works: Untitled (Concrete Trees)
Heliogravures
6 Works: Untitled (Concrete Trees)
Lot 738
Rago Arts and Auction Center
Martin Boyce, Suspended Pieces of Now and Then
powder coated...
Suspended Pieces of Now and Then
Lot 132
Christie's King Street
Martin Boyce, MASK DISPLAY STAND (PORTRAIT OF K)
Steel,...
MASK DISPLAY STAND (PORTRAIT OF K)
Lot 798
Villa Grisebach Auktionen
Martin Boyce, Two Works: Untitled
silkscreen print...
Two Works: Untitled
Lot 226
Phillips London
 

Selected Events

Exhibitions, openings, art fairs, auctions and other events for Martin Boyce around the world.

Infinite City - Zabludowicz Collection, London
UK / London : Exhibition
Zabludowicz Collection, London
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When Now is Minimal: The Unknown Side of the Goetz Collection - Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection)
Germany / Munich : Exhibition
Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection)
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Latest News & Articles

In The Press: Latest news, articles and reviews about Martin Boyce from leading publications worldwide.

Artists threaten to boycott Biennale of Sydney
The Art Newspaper / Elizabeth Fortescue
The exhibition’s main sponsor is contracted to provide...
In-Stock Books
Photo-Eye Booklist
Spleen and Ideal by Tiane Doan Na Champassak from Morel...
Martin Boyce “All Over / Again / and Again” at The Modern Institute, Glasgow
MOUSSE Magazine
Boyce’s sculptures and spatial installations are rooted...
10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
MutualArt
In this article we bring you a selection of 10 opening...
 
 

Martin Boyce was born in 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland, where he continues to live and work. Primarily using sculpture, Boyce engages with the historical legacy of Modernist forms and ideals, assembling paired-down visual elements in order to conjure up the sight of larger environments. His work is endowed with a romantic and melancholic vision of nature, which extends to the city’s built environment. His installations often stage the outside within the gallery space, evoking an entire landscape through a few carefully chosen details, supported by the artist’s singular attention to materials, which include neon lights, wire fencing and ventilation grills. His pieces also reference key element from the Modernist era, such as iconic furniture design and the grid, originally meant to evacuate narrative in favor of utopian and democratic structures. Boyce stages these cultural forms in a literal fashion within his works as a means of exploring their changing social significance over time.

Martin Boyce recently represented Scotland at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) and had solo exhibitions and projects at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2010), MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (2010), Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (2010), the SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2008). His work has also been shown in numerous museum exhibitions and international events including the 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland (2010), “ART TLV: The First City-Wide International Contemparay Art Exhibition in Tel Aviv”, Tel Aviv (2008), “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century” at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2007), Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 (2007), the 7th Shanghai Biennial (2006) and the 9th Lyon Biennial (2004).

Martin Boyce works with The Modern Institute in Glasgow, Johnen and Schottle in Cologne, Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York.

 
 
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