Solo Exhibitions:

2018 - While England Mourns, Touchstones, Rochdale

2017 - Thomas Bell Ale, Portland Basin Museum, commissioned by Arts&Herritage

2015/16 - B/Q- Roland Barthes and Magnus Quaife, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 

2014 - Like a Child Running a Stick Along a Fence, WORKS|PROJECTS, Bristol

2012 - 1968 & other Myths, WORKS|PROJECTS, Bristol

2010 - The Cooperative, Liverpool Biennial Fringe

2008 - As long as the pain lasted, The International 3, Manchester

2005 - Magnus Quaife, The International 3, Manchester

2004 - Magnus Quaife Plays the All year Round Club, Manchester

Group Exhibitions:


C.R.McBerny, Berlin

C.R.McBerny, Manchester

Time Tunnel, Liverpool


Fully Awake, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds


One of Those, Curated by Robert Carter


Detail, H Project Space, Bangkok; Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Transition Gallery, London

About Face, Swindon Museum


Schools of Art, Octagon Gallery, Dresden

5 Places, Langford 120, Melbourne, Australia 

Fight, Rogue Project Space, Manchester


A Fire in the Masters House is Set, Chapter, Cardiff 

Vinyl Art Space, Birmingham

Spike Island Zine Fair, Bristol

The Event, Lombard Method, Birmingham

Bloom, Lombard Method, Birmingham


Malgras|Naudet, Sideshow Artist’s book and zine fair, Nottingham Take Over, Bury Art Gallery & Museum, Bury

Malgras|Naudet Summerhouse, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 

A Theatre to Address, Arnolfini, Bristol

Bloom, Bury Art Gallery, Bury

Meanwhile, Lombard Method and Grand Union, Birmingham 

Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester


Not at this address, Bury Art gallery and Museum, Bury 

Abstract Cabinet, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

All Change, the Royal Standard, Liverpool

Deshenos (Drawings A to Z), Museu da Cidade, Lisbon


This is the gallery and the gallery is many things, Eastside Projects, Birmingham 

Let me tell you a story, Porta 33, Funchal

o-p-e-n-e-n-d-e-d, Rhys and Hannah Presents, Bristol

ROTATE, Contemporary Art Society


International Enquirer – Art Gene, Barrow In Furness 

Rockridge, The Embassy, Edinburgh


Post Notes, ICA, London and Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Curatorial Projects:

2017 – The Great Medical Disaster, Project Space, Manchester UK

2013; Schools of Art, HfBK Dreseden and Manchester School of Art

2011 – 2014; Curator/Director, Malgras|Naudet, Manchester

2009 – 2011; Curator, Rogue Project Space, Manchester

2006 – 2009; Curator/Director, The Blackpool Museum of Contemporary Art 

2001 and 2009; this way up, Holden Gallery Manchester and Eastside Projects Birmingham

Essays and Publications:

Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools? Black Dog.

Chris Hawtin: The Unity Engine and Other Storiesat ArteLounge Lisbon, Review Published in ArtES, Spain.

I am Spartacus: LEE JOSS at the end of the end of the art world. Published in Microstoria: A Micro History of Curating, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. 

HEY, AUDIENCE! YOU DO THE FUCKING WORK: Helen and Lois’ Hype Machine. exhibition essay for Cornerhouse exhibition.

TROY IS A HORSE: Bristol Diving School v.2.0.1 and the crisis of collaboration. Catalogue essay for the exhibition Mandelbox at Kunsthaus Graz.

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