Jesse Ash

Born in London, 1977. Lives and works in London.



Goldsmiths College, University of London. PhD Fine Art

The Royal College of Art, London. MA Painting

Nottingham Trent University. BA Fine Art



Avoidance Avoidance – A project of Transparency, Steirischer Herbst, Graz
The Two Scene, Mendes Wood, San Paolo, Brazil
Is That ‘Crystal Clear’ Or Did I Say Too Much?, Monitor, Rome
Avoidance-Avoidance (A Project o Transparency) [script 7], Museo Marino Marini, Firenze

Avoidance—Avoidance (A Project of Transparency), CAC Bretigny, Paris

A Treatment for Outcomes, with Sarah May, Cura. and Monitor Gallery, Metropolitan
University, 41-47 Commercial Road (Aldgate East), London
The Moveable Column, Produced and Presented with Cally Spooner, Radio Programmes 3-6 broadcast on Resonance FM, London,  UK

A battle for Narrative, Monitor, Rome
The Sculptor’s Nightmare, Tulips and Roses, Vilnius

The Buried Lede, Tulips and Roses, Vilnius
Crisp Gallery, London
Crisp Gallery, Los Angeles




Theatre of Operations, Phase 1 : Reconnaissance, Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva

Modern Draperies, South London Gallery, London, UK
The Moveable Column with Cally Spooner, Tate Britain, London
Liste 18. Presentation with Monitor, Rome, Basel, Switzerland
Cut and Paste, BMoCA Colorado, USA
Sin motivo aparente, CA2M, Madrid: Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Spain
Four Days, Avoidance—Avoidance (A Project of Transparency,.Arnofini, Bristol, UK
Selector, Outpost Open Film, Norwich, UK

Beatrice Gibson: The Tiger’s Mind, featuring Jesse Ash, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
Collages, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France, curated by Timothée Chaillou
Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments d’autrui, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Repeat to Fade, Mendes Wood gallery, São Paulo, Brazil , curated by Carly McGoldrick and Carolyn Drake.
Composing a Battle for Narrative, MAMBO: Bologna Museum of Contemporary Art, IT
When it Stops Dripping from the Ceiling (An Exhibition that Thinks About Edification), Kadist Foundation, Paris, France, curated by Bassan el Baroni
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, curated by Stijn Huijts, The Netherlands
In the Belly of the Whale (Act III), Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasetiz, Spain, curated by Ariella Yedgar and Rosie Cooper
Commercial Road Project – Lungo le strade di Londra una vetrina su Roma, London Metropolitan University, London, UK, curated by cura.
SOUNDWORKS, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK
Session_12_Words + Untitled, curated by Am Nuden Da, ICA, London
Beyond Words, GAK, Bremen, Germany, curated by Janneke de Vries and Yvonne Bialek
Invisible Ink, Mendes Wood gallery, San Paolo , Brazil, curated by Carly McGoldrick and Caroline Drake
Collages, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France, curated by Timothéè Chaillou

Under the pavement the beach, Paradise Row, London
A Moveable Column, Resonance FM, episodes 1-3 produced and presented with Cally
Spooner, based on Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau
The Tigers Mind, Kunstverein, Amsterdam
An exhibition of distancies, Tulips and Roses, Brussels

Session_12_Words + Untitled, curated by Am Nuden Da, Four Boxes, Krabbesholm, Denmark Voices from silence- Truths unveiled by Time, curated by ilaria Gianni, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin, Germany
The Tiger’s Mind, in coll. with Beatrice Gibson, Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
The Perfect place for Free Speech is with your eyes, Kunstlerhaus, Bremen, Germany
The Plurality of One, Monitor, Rome, Italy, curated by FormContent
Use & Mention, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Univeristy of Greenwich, London, curated by John Chilver
Gallery, Galerie, Galleria, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, curated by Adam Carr
The Happy Interval, Croy Nielson, Berlin, curated by Jonas Žakaitis
The Obstacle is Tautology, Paris, curated by Benoit Maire

Words, Am Nuden Da, London
Exercises in Seeing, Queen Nails Projects, San Francisco, curated by Mathew Post
Collapse, Collide, Combine, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius, curated by Daniella Saul
Not at this Address, Bury Art Museum, Manchester, UK

Weight-sharing, Limoncello, London, UK
That social space between speaking and meaning, Gallery Fia Backström. White Columns, New York, US
Exercises in seeing, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius, Lithuania and The Standard Project Space, Liverpool Rotate, CAS, London

Took my hands off your eyes too soon, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US, curated by Ryan Gander
I Cant do without… The Showroom, London, UK
The Courier’s Tragedy, International 3, Manchester, UK
Drunk on Dreams, Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin, Germany

Right On- Write Off, Chapman Fine Art, London, curated by JJ Charlesworth
Broadcast, Articule, Montreal, Canada

From Nowhere to Somewhere Without Return: the Knowledge, The Coleman Project Space, London, UK, curated by Irene Amore

Tribute to a Messenger, PR’O4, M& M Projectos, Puerto Rico
From Nowhere to Somewhere and Return, Change + Gallery, Rome, Italy
Seeing by Wireless, Hastings, UK

The New Wight Biennial, UCLA, Los Angeles, US
A Tiny New Nation Spital’s Square, London, UK
The Portobello Film Festival, Westbourne Studios, London, UK
Please Take One, 39 Gallery, London, UK
The reverse of there, Cite Internationale, Paris, France


Wheatley Artist Fellowship, BIAD, Birmingham, UK
Goldsmiths College Standard Research Scholarship, London, UK


British Council Artist Award for Took my hands off your eyes too soon at Tanya Bonakdar gallery, New York, US

British Council Artist Award for Broadcast at Articule, Montreal, Canada


F.R. David, published essay, edited by Will Holder. Published by de Appel, Feb 2009, Amsterdam

ArtReview Online. ‘Weight-Sharing’ review by James Westcott
UOVO Contemporary Art Magazine. ‘I’m Interested in the image erasing itself’ Illustrated feature. Jesse Ash by David Lewis
Assembling Contemporary Collage. Included Artist. Black Dog Publishing
Artforum. By Fionn Meade, Fia Backst White Columns, November 2008, p. 386
New York Times 18.07.08. Roberta Smith, ‘That social space between spaking and thinking’ with Fia Backstrom

New York Times, ‘Took My Hands Off Your Eyes Too Soon’ Holland Cotter, November 23, page E1

Time out. ‘Right-On Write Off’ Review by Helen Sumpter, June

FLASHART Giugno Luglio, 2004, review by Simona Cresci
Tema Celeste, November 2004, review by Angelo Capasso
Exhibitart July 2004, review by Carola Bonfili
LIBERO, March 2004, review by Gianluca Lipoli
Spray Italy, July 2004, review by Sabrina Vendovotto

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2003, artist page in the catalogue
The 2003 UCLA Biennial Catalogue. ‘Out with the artist: The poet, the American and the monster.’p 55- 66. by Shana Lutker
2002 Art Monthly. November. page 8. ‘Art’s Agency- art as content and politics as form’ by JJ Charlesworth