Biography

1930 Born in London
1944-63 Studied architecture and building work (at Brixton Technical School, 1944-46)
1964 Included in 'Responsive Eye' at MoMA, New York
1965 Prizewinner at Tokyo Biennale; first solo exhibitions
1967 Began his 'Target' series of paintings
1968 Set up SPACE, with Peter Townsend and Bridget Riley
1970 Produced 'Colour Ballet', pairing music and pure colour
1971 Invited to Berlin by the DAAD, where he took up residence
1972 Made a sound piece for the Donaueschinger festival
1973 Collaborated with York Höller on ‘Light Ballet’ for the Bordeaux Festival
1974 Worked with the composer Mario Bertoncini in Haus am Waldsee
2009 Retrospective at the Redfern Gallery, London

Selected solo exhibitions

1965 McRoberts and Tunnard Gallery, London
1968 Redfern Gallery, London
1970 Trinity College, Dublin
1972 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristo
1978 Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1981 Galerie in Zentrum, Berlin
1983 Redfern Gallery, London
1987 Stadtmuseum Norrköping, Sweden
1990 Galerie Ann Westin, Stockholm
1994 Neuberger Museum of Art, New York
1997 The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague
2004 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
2008 Kelly Ross Fine Art, Blandford Forum, Dorset
2009 Redfern Gallery, London

Selected group exhibitions

1964 McRoberts and Tunnard Gallery, London, ‘Seven 64’
1965 Musée de la Ville de Paris, ‘Le Salon de Realités Nouvelles’
1969 Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo
1970 The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1975 Helsinki Taidenhalli, Alvar Aalto Museo, Tampere, ‘Britanniasta 75’
1977 Royal Academy of Arts, London, 'British Painting 1952-1977'
1977 Tate Gallery, London, 'Silver Jubilee Exhibition of British Painting'
1982 Alte Oper, Frankfurt, ‘Spielraum-Raumspiel Exhibition’
1987 Copenhagen, Gronningen Group, ‘Annual Exhibition’
1993 Barbican Arts Centre, London, ‘The Sixties Art Scene in London’
1998 Royal Academy, Stockholm, ‘Charged Light’
2004 Tate Britain, London, 'Art & the Sixties: This was Tomorrow'
2005 Tate Liverpool touring exhibition, ‘Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era’
2008 Centre Pompidou, Paris, ‘Traces du Sacré’
2013 Grandpalais, Paris, 'Dynamo: A Century of Light and Movement in Art 1913-2013'
2016 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 'Electronic Superhighway'
2018 Kunsthal, Rotterdam, 'Art After the Internet'

Selected collections

Arts Council Collection, London
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Atheneum Art Museum, Finland
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Birmingham Museums Trust
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
British Council Collection, London
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Government Art Collection, London
Leicestershire County Council Artworks
Kirklees Museums and Galleries
Middlesbrough Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Drawings, Lund, Sweden
Museum of Modern Art, Prague
Nagasaki Museum, Japan
University of Lancaster
St Louis Art Museum
Tate
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada

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