Phil Coy was born in Gloucester, grew up in the Forest of Dean, Birmingham and Norfolk and works in London. In 2010 he was a recipient of a London Artists Film and Video Award and is currently artist is residence at RAL Space.

Recent solo exhibitions and screenings include: Moving Images, Siobhan Davies Studios (2013), Façade, Grimshaw Architects, London Festival of Architecture (2012), Façade, Whitechapel Gallery (2011), Loop, Barcelona (2011) Façade, South London Gallery (2010) An attempt to avoid the dissatisfaction that everything relevant will not be recorded, Volt/USF gallery, Bergen, Norway (2010). Wordland, a LUX Event at The Arcola Theatre, London, (2008). The Russian Club Gallery (with Yuko Shiraishi), London (2010). Wordland, Outpost, Norwich, (2008). Wordland, City Projects (2008).

Recent automated performances and readings include: Krapps Shultz for Beckett and Byrne, Whitechapel Gallery (2013); Krapps Shultz Whitstable Bienale (2012) Ode HB710 at Wysing Arts Centre (2012), Adaptive reuse and exfiltration at Whitechapel Gallery (2010), Where petty theft sleeps for A theatre to address at Arnolfini, (2010). The Lambeth Lecture; Dan Graham's pavilion at Hayward Gallery (2006).

Recent group shows and screenings include: Aldeburg Music festival (2013) Recollect,Wysing Arts Centre (2012) Artprojx Cinema, New York (2011) Film and Video, The Russian Club, London (2010). Real Estate: London in Six Easy Steps, Institute of Contemporary Art, (2006). Incommunicado, Haywood Gallery Touring Show; Cornerhouse, Manchester (2004).

  Solo & two-person exhibitions

Moving Images, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, 26 April- 2 June, 2013
Phil Coy and Yuko Shiraishi, The Russian Club, London, 2010
Phil Coy Volt / USF Gallery, Bergen, Norway, 2010
Wordland - City Projects, London 5-27 April, 2008
Phil Coy and Dave Carbone, Andrew Mummery, London, 2006
Berlin Portraits, City Projects, London, 2006
Ten and a half square miles against reason, 198 Gallery, London, 2005

Selected solo & two-person screenings

Façade, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011)
Façade, South London Gallery, London (2010)
Façade, Whitstable Biennale (2010)
Wordland, Outpost Gallery, Norwich (2008)
Wordland, Premiered with LUX event at Arcola Theatre 6 April (2008)
Phil Coy: Test Signal, Hannah Rickards: Thunder, South London Gallery, (2006)

Selected performances, public talks & lectures

In conversation with Gareth Evans, Siobhan Davies Studios (2013)
Material Choir, What Now Festival, Siobhan Davies Studios (2013)
Krapps Shultz for Beckett and Byrne, Whitechapel Gallery (2013)
Ode HB170, Wysing Arts Centre (2012)
In conversation with Robert Wilson, Grimshaw Architects (2012)
In conversation with Owen Hatherley, Whitechapel Gallery (2011)
so and so to so and so, performance lecture, USF Gallery Bergen (2010)
Adaptive reuse & exfiltration performance lecture, Whitechapel Gallery (2010)
A theatre to address, Arnolfini, Bristol (2010)
Where Petty Theft Sleeps, Stone Canyon Nocturne launch event, London (2009)
Transmission. Showroom Cinema, Site Gallery, Sheffield (2007)
The Lambeth Lecture Dan Graham's pavilion at Hayward Gallery, London (2006)
International Connections, Gasworks Gallery, London (2005)
The Cappuccino Hegemony, Real Estate ICA, London (2005)
Index of first Lines, Museum of Garden History, London (2005)
Radio Lecture with Dave Carbone for Bob & Roberta Smith, Resonance Fm (2005)
Violent Property, Pavel Buchler talk program, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2004)


Selected commissions, residencies & awards

Film London Production development and production award for Façade (2010)
Volt commission, Norway (Bergen) (2010)
Arts Council (London) and Elephant Trust for production of Wordland (2008)
Elephant Trust grant for production of Test Signal (2006)
Residency at Lambeth Archives, Arts Council England (2005)
International Artist Fellowship at Caribbean Cultural Association (2004)
Artsadmin Bursary (2003)
Visual Artists Grant, London Arts (2002)
ACAVA First Base studio residency award (2001)
The Duveen Travel Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art (2000)
New Work and Commissions Award, West Midlands Arts (1998)
Production Bursary, VIVID, Birmingham Centre for Media Arts (1998)

Selected group exhibitions, screenings & projects

Aldeburgh Music Festival, Snape Maltings Suffolk (2013)
Recollect: Wysing Arts Centre (2012)
Whitstable Biennale (2012)
London Festival of Architecture, Grimshaw Architects (2012)
Chroma III, Volt, Bergen, Norway (2012)
Digitalis, Animate (2011)
Façade: Through a glass darkly - National Glass Centre, Sunderland (2011)
LOOP Festival - Barcelona (2011)

Artprojx Cinema in association with The Armory Show, New York (2011)
Film and Video - The Russian Club, London (2010)
The Royal Republic - Master Piper, London (2009)
Razzle Dazzle (partially camouflaged leisure centre); Public project, Lewisham (2009-12)
Stop - Watch FACT, Liverpool, England (2009)
Aurora Film Festival, Norwich, England (2008)
Summer Screen Ð Spacex, Exeter (2008)
Stop - Watch; Wysing Arts Centre,Cambridge; DCA Dundee; ACMI, Melbourne, Australia;
CCA Glasgow,Scotland; Khoj Centre, New Delhi, India;
Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia (all 2008)
Publish and be Damned, Rochelle School, London (2008)
DiY, Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland (2007)
Intervention, Fieldgate Gallery, London (2007)
Publish and be Damned, Rochelle School, London (2007)
Place Memory, Site 07, Stroud, UK (2007)
Arcade, Westbourne Studios, London (2006)
Give Away ev+a, Curated by Katerina Gregos, Limerick, Ireland (2006)
Framed, Slade Research Centre, London (2006)
Right Brain tests for Artists with Dave Carbone, Beaconsfield Gallery, (2006)
Real Estate: London in Six Easy Steps, Institute of Contemporary Art, (2006)
Cloud & Vision, Museum for Garden History, London (2006)
Incommunicado, Haywood Gallery Touring Show; Cornerhouse, Manchester (2004)
Pizza Express Drawing Prize, Tea Building, London (2004)
Like beads on an Abacus designed to calculate infinity, Rockwell, London(2004)
Incommunicado, Haywood Gallery Touring Show; Sainsbury's Centre, Norwich(2003)
Reminisce This - Toynbee Studios, Artsadmin (2003)
Exhumed, Museum for Garden History, London (2003)
Mientrastanto, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid (2003)
A Great Piece of Turf, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London (2003)
Acton Crawl, Acton Arts, London (2002)
KanaNahk / GooseFlesh, Rakvere Art Museum, Estonia (2002)
Club, Le Comfort Modern, Poitiers, France (2002)
Minus 20, Gasworks Gallery / (2002)
Freebase, Century Gallery, London 2001
The Doughnut Concept, Curated by Mark Beasley Ð CIDA, London (2001)
Video Screening 01& Basel Art Fair& ARCO Madrid. VTO, London (2001)
!hah! Galeria Kipina, Lahti, Finland (2000)
DVersell, The LUX Centre for Film, Video & Visual Arts, London (2000)
Slimvolume curated by Andrew Hunt and Helena Sundstr?m / Austrian Cultural Forum,
Sparwasser HQ, Berlin / Konst-ig Stockholm.(all 2001)
Exhibitionists Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1998)


MA Fine Art, The Slade, University College London (1998-2000)
Post Diplome, L'ecole des beaux arts, Nantes, France. (1994-1995)
BA (Hons) Fine Art, John Moores University, Liverpool. (1990-1993)

Selected artists writings, publications & exhibition catalogues


Mapping the urban Screen. Razzle Dazzle Rachel Moore. Leverhulme. (2012)
Block: Cutting through the façade, interview with Robert Wilson, Issue2 (2011)
The VOLT book, Artists pages and project reader, Norway. (2012)


Phil Coy interviews Phil Coy, LUX online, (2010)
Control, Edited by Stephen Willets. Issue Eighteen (2009)
Notes on notes and other non-conversations. Artwordspress. (2008)
Pilot 3 launched at Venice Biennale. (2007)
Give Away ev+a Catalogue, Essay by Katerina Gregos. Gandon Editions (2006)
London in Six Easy Steps, Jens Hoffmann & Rob Bowman, ICA, London (2005)
Cloud & Vision: Catalogue. Texts by Jon Newman and Tracy Chevalier. Parabola
Incommunicado; Catalogue. Essay by Margot Heller. Haywood Gallery (2003)
Exhumed: Catalogue. Museum of Garden History. Parabola. (2003)

Selected reviews, Whitstable Biennale: Eleanor Morgan, June (2010)
Art Monthly: March No.334 Film & Video: Reviewed by Sally O'Reilly (2010)
Architects Journal Making Art Happen: Tally Wade p41-44 (2009)
Metropolis M, Issue 2 VOICE: Mark Beasley: A performance with effects (2009)
Turun Sanomat:. Article Provincial Landscape by Kaisa Kujanpaa. (16.01.2007)
Circa Magazine: Ev+a review by Paul OÕBrian. (March Ð May 2006)
Art Monthly: No. 277 Like Beads on an: Reviewed by David Barret p.21 (2004)
The Spectator: Moments of Experience: by Laura Gascoigne (June 2004)
The Sunday Herald: Edinburgh Incommunicado: Review Catriona Black (28.3.2004)
Metro: Edinburgh. Incommunicado: Reviewed by Alan Chadwick (19.3.2004)
Untitled: No. 31. Incommunicado: Reviewed Catherine Moseley p.74 (2004)
Contemporary; Is.50. Ben Tufnell. A Great Piece of Turf. Review. p.83 (2004)
The Observer Review, Liz Hoggard; The old tombs are the best. (31.8.2003)
The Big Issue: No 551. Helen Sumpter; Dead Good; Exhumed. Review. (2003)
Blanco y Negro Cultural. Victor Zarza. Mientrastanto. Review. (19.06.2003)
El Pais, Madrid. Andrea Aguilar. Mientrastanto: Review p.24 (28.06.2003)
El Cultural, Spain. JosZˇ Mar'n-Medina.Mientrastanto. Review. (10.7.2003)
El Mundo, Madrid, Esther Alvrado. Mientrastanto; Review. p.12 (25.6 2003)
Time Out. Issue. 1711. Critics Choice, A - Clips Film section (2003)
Guardian Online: Minus 20: Sean Dobson (2003)