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Education
2016 The School of the Damned, Alternative Postgraduate Programme, UK
2014 Nottingham Trent University, Fine Art BA (Hons), UK

Solo / Duo Exhibitions
2018 Possibility Box, Mvsevm Lytke, Leipzig, DE (Upcoming)
2017 Duo Booth Presented by MILK, (w/ Phil Frankland), Sluice Biennale, London, UK
         Dormant Parasite, (w/ Alfie Strong) - CBS Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2016 Everything's a Ruin Waiting to Happen, Cactus Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2015 Don't Be Sad Be Bad, (w/ Leon Sadler), The Function Room, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
The Value of What?, BSMNT, Leipzig, DE
FEST (pt.2), La Placette, Lausanne, CH
Beach Show, Barassie Beach, Troon, UK
FEST (pt.1), Motto Books, Berlin, DE
Haptic House, HORSEANDPONY, Berlin, DE

2017
The Gloaming, Gloam Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Fantasy Direct, The Wrong, New Digital Art Biennale, Seoul, KOR
The Choice of a New Generation, The Muse Gallery, London, UK
Maybe It's Just Me, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2016
Mould Map 6 - Terraformers, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Body Holes, New Scenario, Online @ Berlin Biennale, DE
Desktop Residency, Curated by Barnie Page & John Henry Newton, Online, UK
School of the Damned, End of Year Exhibition, Lewisham Art House, London, UK

2015
Join in Building a Tower, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK
The Fool, Two Queens, Leicester, UK
No Need To Hunt - We Just Wait For The Roadkill, STORE, Dresden, DE
Business As Usual, Turf Projects, Croydon, UK
Happiness, Assembly House, Leeds, UK
R.A.M - Radical Alternative, Man..., Mother Project Space, London, UK
Sun-screen, Online / Venice Biennale, EM15, IT

2014
Thanks, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, UK
Live From Norway, Blokk, Bergen, NO
The Angry Show, Curated by Rózsa Farkas, 55 Sydenham Road, Sydney, AUS

Projects
Aspirational Living, Nomadic curatorial project (Co-curator) - 2015-2017
Losers Gym, Studio group and project space, Nottingham, UK (Co-Founder) - 2014-2017
Triple O.G., Gallery, publisher and zine-shop, Nottingham, UK (Co-Founder) - 2012-2014

Biography

Jake Kent (b. 1990) is an artist working between rural Staffordshire and Berlin. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Fine Art in 2014 and completed a year of study with The School of the Damned (an alternative art-education experiment initiated in response to rising tuition fees) in 2016. Since 2012 he has been involved in artist led spaces, namely Triple O.G. Gallery and Publishers (2012-14) and Losers Gym (2016-17).

His work is an amalgamation of his interests in current and historical attempts to live differently. Stemming from a teenage passion for and continued involvement in punk music, which led to an introduction to Europe’s remaining squat scene, combined with current socio-political theories he creates artworks that exist in speculative futures. These works sit on the fence between artwork and functional object. Calendars, candle holders, rugs and puppets all exist in, often post-apocalyptic, future-fictions in an attempt embody an art/object maker whose knowledge or memory of capitalism, technique and art history is vague, manipulated or non-existent