CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION:
M.A. Fine Art with Distinction, 2005, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
B.F.A. Honours Degree, 1992, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Canada

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS:
Night of the World, October 3 – October 28, 2015 , Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Polizei, November 8 – December 22, 2012 , UWAG, Gallery One, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Polizei, October 15 – November 12, 2011, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto
Fractures, September 18 – November 28, 2009, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany
Sirens and Lights, April 16 – May 7, 2009, Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Floating World, March 29 – July 20, 2008, Museum London, Canada
Bright Lights, Big City, February 8 - March 7, 2007, Taksu Singapore, Singapore
January 18 - February 3, 2007, Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Neo Tokyo, May 29 - June 19, 2004, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto
Distemper, July 12 - August 4, 2001, 64 Steps Contemporary Art, Toronto
Cappuccino, October 29 - November 28, 1999, Temporary Bus Stop (Katharine Mulherin Contemporary), Toronto
Juice Kings, May 27 - June 5, 1999, Bus Gallery (Katharine Mulherin Contemporary), Toronto

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
Elusive Utopias (Matthew Carver, Renee Van Halm, Ian McLean and Kevin Yates), February 3 – May 7, 2017, Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Canada
2016 London Biennale Manila Pollination, September 17 – October 9, 2016, Manila, Philippines
Director's Choice II, February 28 – March 25, 2015, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, On, Canada
In/Outsource Nei Xiao/ Wei bao
Andy Denzler (CH ) Adad Hanna (CAN), Arya Pandualu (INDO), Deng Dai Fei (CN), Ed Pien (CAN), Gao Brothers (CN), Isabelle Wenzel (GR) Jonathan Mongnahan (USA), Judy Ross (GR), Ken Lum (Can), Liu Ding (CN) Lin Jing Jing (CN), Ma Yongfeng (CN), Matthew Carver (CAN), Patty Chang and David Kelly (USA), Sara Anne Johnson (Can) Shen Yi Elsie (CN) Thomas Baumann (AU) Wangongxin (CN) Wibowo Adi (INDO),Xiaojing Yan (CAN), Zhang Zhaohui (CN).
December 10, 2014 – January 20, 2015 , AMNUA, The Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, China
Summer Group Show, July 10 – August 2, 2014, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto
Uncertain World (Matthew Carver, Susan Dobson, Shelley Niro & Kelly Richardson), May 26 - June 2, 2012 , UWAG, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON, Canada
The Samawi Collection II, March 12 – April 26, 2012, Ayyam Art Center, Dubai
Speed Demon (Don Bonham, Matthew Carver, Murray Favro, Steven Laurie, Ron Martin, Royden Rabinowitch, John Scott, Masashi Iwasaki & Tadasu Takamine). July 9 - September 25, 2011, Museum London, Canada
Wolfgang Petrick, Artists Anonymous, Matthew Carver and Chul-Hyun Ahn, January 14 – April 30, 2011, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany
12th Cairo Biennale , December 12, 2010 - February 12, 2011, Cairo, Egypt
Fuck Ups, Fables and Fiascos, June 7 - September 17, 2010, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany
Globalised Nature, February 12 - April 25, 2010, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany
New Space, February 3 – 28, 2010, Taksu Singapore, Singapore
Light and Transition, May 2 - June 4, 2008, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany
Cropped, June 3 - 30, 2007, Slot, Alexandria, NSW, Australia
Anticipation (curated by Flora Fairbairn, Kay Saatchi and Catriona Warren), May 23 – June 9, 2007, One One One, London, U.K.
Noon Day Demons: Hold Onto Your Ego, March 1 - 11, 2007, Studio 1.1, London, U.K.
Disposable Fetish , January 18 - 27, 2007, The Nunnery Gallery, London, U.K.
Nasi Campur, April 22 - May 7, 2005, Taksu Singapore, Singapore
2004 Group Show, July 24 - August 31, 2004, Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 13 - 31, 2004, Taksu Singapore, Singapore
Configuration{Two Person Show with Christina Sealey}
February 15 - March 23, 2002, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton
December Show, December 9 - 23, 2000, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Last Century Modern, November 22 - December 14, 2000, SPIN Gallery, Toronto
Vancouver Fall Show, September 30 - October 14, 2000, Douglas Udell Gallery, 1558 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Good ‘n’ Plenty: Food as Visual Culture, September 22 - October 14, 2000, 1926 Exhibition Study Space: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Room {Two Person Show with Gillian Iles}, August 25 - September 17, 2000, loop, 1174 Queen Street West, Toronto
loop: Inaugural Exhibition, March 4 - 25, 2000, loop, 1174 Queen Street West, Toronto
Personal Grounds, September 9 - 29, 1999, 431 King Street West, Toronto
Tall Orders: On the Spiritual in Art, December 5, 1998 - January 9, 1999, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto
Gallery Artists, December 3, 1998 - January 29, 1999, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

ART FAIRS: 
Art Miami, November/December2016 
Art Toronto, October 2015  
Art Toronto, October 2014                                                                                                             
Art Stage Singapore,
January 2011
                   
Art Taipei, solo booth presentation for Galerie Caprice Horn, August 2010
Art HK 10,  Hong Kong, May 2010                                                                                                
Art Singapore, October 2009
Scope Basel, Museum Presents “The New Empire” curated by Victoria Lu, June 2009
Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 2009                                                                                       
Art Dubai, Dubai, March 2009
Palm Beach 3, Florida, January 2009                      
Art Paris, Abu Dhabi, November 2008
Art Singapore, October 2008                                  
KIAF Korea, September 2008

Photo Beijing, Beijing, September 2008                   
Art HK, Hong Kong, May 2008

CIRCA, Puerto Rico, April 2008                             
ArtSingapore, October 2007

ArtSingapore, September/October 2006                   
TIAF, Toronto, September/October 2004

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Horne-Gaul, Laura An Interview with Matthew Carver, Tussle Magazine, July 2014
http://www.tusslemagazine.com/#!matthew-carver/c1wrp
Borderviews. The Big Picture – Matthew Carver, Border Crossings, September October November 2013
Reid, Robert.  From Civil Disobedience To The Domestic and Mundane – Matthew Carver: Polizei,
Adad Hannah: The Russians, Waterloo Region Record, November 17, 2012
Aggerholm, Barbara. Inspired by the World, Grand Magazine, January 2012

Ahrar, Yassine. La XIIème biennale du Caire: La diversité de tout et chaque chose possible
Arts du Maroc, April 2011
Lammerich, Yvonne. The Cairo Biennale: Political Prescience, Canadian Art online, March 10, 2011
Renzetti, Elizabeth. Canadian artist’s riot-police paintings trapped in Cairo Bedlam, The Globe and Mail, February 1, 2011
Townsend, Melanie. Matthew Carver, RBC Canadian Painting Competition Ten Years, 2008
Carte Blanche v.2: Painting, The Magenta Foundation, Canada, 2008.
Fairley, Gina. Light, Illusion, Speed, Asian Art News, July/August 2007
Lenzi, Iola. Matthew Carver, Time Out Singapore, March 7, 2007
Temple, Kevin. Shiny, happy objects, Now Magazine, June 3, 2004
Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going
The Globe and Mail, July 21, 2001
The Globe and Mail, August 26, 2000
The Globe and Mail, March 18, 2000
The Globe and Mail, September 18, 1999
The Globe and Mail, June 5, 1999
to C’, C International Contemporary Art, Issue #70, Summer 2001
Fast Forward, Canadian Art, Volume 18, Number 2, Summer 2001
Anto, Siobhan. Cappuccino, Writing Art, An OCAD Journal of Critical Art Writing, 2000
Hirschmann, Thomas. The peep technique, At the Galleries. National Post, September 2, 2000
Jordan, Betty Ann. Elusive Art , Where Toronto, September 2000
MacKay, Gillian. Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail, November 6, 1999
Hanna, Deirdre. Highly Recommended, Now Magazine, October 15, 1998

AWARDS AND GRANTS:
Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant to Professionals in the Visual Arts, 2014
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant to Visual Artists, 2013
Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant to Professionals in the Visual Arts, 2010
Singleton Family Scholarship, The Banff Centre for the Arts, 2001
Ontario Arts Council, Individual Visual Artist - Emerging Artist, 2001
The Canadian Emerging Artist Prize, First Prize, 2000
Jack Bush Scholarship, York University, 1990-91

ARTIST RESIDENCIES:
Taksu Artist Residency, March & April 2009, TARP, Kuala Lumpur
Taksu Artist Residency, October 2006 - February 2007, Taksu Singapore & TARP, Kuala Lumpur
Thematic Residency for Media & Visual Arts, October 22 - December 7, 2001,The Banff Centre for the Arts

COLLECTIONS:
Canadian Art Collection, RBC Financial Group                   
Museum London, Canada

Ontario Securities Commission                                        
Saatchi Collection, London, U.K.

The Samawi Collection, Dubai                                          
Taittinger Collection,
Switzerland
Many Private Collections