Graham Hudson Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Graham Hudson
All My Exes Live In Tesco's


Timber, steel, plastic, electric fans, lighting, paint and tape

550 x 250 x 250 cm

“All My Exes Live In Tesco’s is quite an expressive piece. You try to have a conceptual rigour, but spontaneity is important as well. I was interested in how you can make a really big thing out of nothing. I used a ladder instead of building a frame, and the gesture of it is quite reduced. I strapped cardboard boxes to it, and attached the bin liners to a fan so they filled with air and then poured paint on them. In one way it’s like a car crash mess, but also very lively and poetic. I’m interested in conservation, and this work is like a performance or instruction guide. Because I have to remake it every time it’s shown, it can never look exactly the same twice. I think of my work in relation to object production rather than a documentation of the final thing. I always video the installation of the work so there is a record of the experience and action of making it, and I hope that if it is recreated in the future it might retain its fragile and delicate quality.”

Other artists in

Caroline Achaintre    Tasha Amini    Hurvin Anderson    Maurizio Anzeri    Jonathan Baldock    Anna Barriball    Steve Bishop    Karla Black    Lyn. Yiadom Boakye    Pablo Bronstein    Alan Brooks    Peter Linde Busk    Carla Busuttil    Nicholas Byrne    Gareth Cadwallader    Juliana Cerqueira Leite    Spartacus Chetwynd    Steven Claydon    Clarisse d'Arcimoles    William Daniels    Matthew Darbyshire    Graham Durward    Tim Ellis    Tom Ellis    Richard Evans    Tessa Farmer    Marcus Foster    Robert Fry    Ximena Garrido-Lecca    Jaime Gili    Nick Goss    Luke Gottelier    Kate Groobey    Anthea Hamilton    Anne Hardy    Gabriel Hartley    Nicholas Hatfull    Iain Hetherington    Alexander Hoda    Sigrid Holmwood    James Howard    Graham Hudson    Dean Hughes    Des Hughes    Mustafa Hulusi    Paul Johnson    Edward Kay    Idris Khan    Scott King    Ansel Krut    littlewhitehead    Christina Mackie    Alastair Mackinven    Goshka Macuga    Ryan Mosley    Rupert Norfolk    Arif Ozakca    Mark Pearson    Dan Perfect    Peter Peri    Olivia Plender    Henrijs Preiss    Ged Quinn    Clunie Reid    Barry Reigate    Luke Rudolf    Maaike Schoorel    Daniel Silver    David Brian Smith    Renee So    Fergal Stapleton    Clare Stephenson    Systems House    Caragh Thuring    Phoebe Unwin    Donald Urquhart    Jonathan Wateridge    John Wynne    Toby Ziegler

Graham Hudson's Biography

Graham Hudson
1977 Born in Kent, UK
Lives and work in London and LA


MA Fine Art Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London

BA Fine Art Sculpture, Chelsea, London


I’m empty like a vegetable, Monitor, Rome, Italy, Rome
Major Trauma, Monitor, Lisbon, Portugal, Lisboa

I lost my body but found my mind, CANAL, UK, Fitzrovia

ArtHouse Texas, Austin

CRISP Sculpture Roof, London
ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam

Monitor, Rome

Jan Cunen Museum, Oss, Netherlands
Locust Projects, Miami

Rokeby, London
Monitor, Rome
Raid Projects, Los Angeles

Zinger Presents, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rokeby, London
VTO, London

Jerwood Artist’s Platform, Jerwood Space London


WAVELENGTH, Shanghai, CN, Curated by CUBE NYC

F*** Newton , The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, UK, Plymouth

What Duchamp Taught Me, The Fine Art Society Contemporary, UK, London

Abracadabra: Fifth Annual Exhibition and Fund-raising Raffle, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, USA, Hollywood

Proxy, Seventeen, London, UK, London

Newspeak, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Glow/Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Pasanten (Transients) ’10 – Pods Fundament Foundation, Tilburg
Untitled, Seventeen, London
Latitude Contemporary Art, Latitude Festival, Southwold
(Empty Sets), Waterside project space, London
Languages and Experimentations MART, Trento/Roverto
Mutiny seemed a probability, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
X Artworks in a straight line…, Crisp, London
Design Vertigo, Spazio Fendi, Milan
Graham Hudson and Sarah Conway, Diet, Miami
The Library of Babel, 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London

Lost and Found Presents, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
Sculpture Park, Frieze Art Fair (with Monitor) London
Hotel Beethoven, Moving Locations, Bonn
Enzo Mari's Autoprogettazione Project, Architectural Association, London
Notes on a Return, Laing Gallery, Newcastle
Points and Lines, LentSpace, LMCC, New York
Flyers Flag Sheep Self, Seventeen, London
Strange days and Some Flowers, Storey Gallery, Lancaster
Space Revised #3, Halle fur Kunst, Leuneburg, Germany
Ctrl Alt Shift, Baltic, Gateshead/Newcastle
At Your Service, The David Roberts foundation, London

Material Presence, 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London
All my favorite singers couldn’t sing, Workplace, Gateshead/Newcastle
We would like to thank the Curators…, Seventeen, London
6 of 1: Performance and Sculpture, Camden Arts Centre, London
Eyesore, V1, Copenhagen
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Galerie Hans Meyer, Duesseldorf
Better is something you build, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

From a distance , Wallspace, New York
It was the best of Time Outs…, Seventeen, London
Says the Junk in the yard, Flowers East, London
If I was a sculptor (but then again no), BearSpace, London

England their England, Laden Fuer Nichts, Leipzig
Acid Rain, Glassbox, Paris
Larry’s Cocktails, Gagosian, London
Open Garden, Fortescue Avenue/Viner, London
Brit Povera, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Plazasuite, Union, London
Collage, Bloomberg SPACE, London
Motes in all eyes, The Ship, London
Grate Britain, Cell, London

Urban & Suburban stories, VTO, London

Sound and Vision, Royal Festival Hall, London
New Religious Art, Liverpool Biennale
Sound and Vision, Royal Festival Hall London

Becks Future’s Student film & video festival, ICA London