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'Dave Farnham a multi-media artist who plays with videos, computer animation, fire, MRI scans, x-rays and political nonsense, happily picking everybody’s nose' - Gonzalo Bénard (Artist/Curator).

"David Farnham explores, in his photos, familiar toy soldiers who appear to have actually participated in warfare. Staged to show the physical evidence of battle with explosive debris on the soldiers’ bodies and at their feet, and dramatically lighted, the work brings focus to the minutiae of war that is normally lost on those of us who consume it only through newspapers or TV." 
Sarah Elson (Curator).

Prizes:
2015 - Finalist - Wellcome Image Awards 2015
2014 - Finalist - 'Neo:Printprize 2014' - Print Prize 2014.
2012 - Finalist - Beyondmemory, Celeste Network, Florence.
2011 - Finalist - Jerwood Drawing Prize, London.
2004 - Winner - 'Prospects Drawing Competition' - Tea Building, London.

Solo Exhibitions:
2008 - 'Dulce et Decorum est' - SevenSeven Gallery, London.

Curatorial Practice:
2007 - 'Projektar' - SevenSeven Gallery – co-curated with The Projection Gallery, London.
2006 - 'No-ship' - SevenSeven Gallery – co-curated with Jay Patel, London.
2004 - ‘Halbes Haus’ - Three Colts Gallery – co-curated with Boo Ritson, London.

Selected Exhibitions:
2017 - 'Antennae' - Lubomirov / Angus Hughes Gallery, 12-14th May, London.
2017 - 'Simulacrum // (Re-)Creating Life' - Flux Events at Lights of Soho (artist talk curated by Oliver Gingrich) London.
2017 - '10th Anniversary of Kinetica' - Ugly Duck, 17-19th Feb 2017, London. (Video link)
2017 - 'Space to Breathe' - River Rooms, New Wing at Somerset House 28/29th January 2017. (Video link)
2017 - 'Making Transit' - 'Imaging the Invisible' - Artist Talk, The Cube, London.
2016 - 'Summer Salon' - Lubomirov / Angus Hughes Gallery, London.
2016 - 'Process and Preparation' - Stone Space Gallery, London.
2016 - 'danube Video Art Festival' - Stadtkino Grein, Austria.
2015 - 'The Collective' - The House of St Barnabas, Soho, London.
2015 - London Bridge Live Arts Talk - with Flavio Dell’Acqua, chaired by Jennifer Crouch, Underdog Art Gallery, London.
2015 - 'Summer Salon' - Angus Hughes Gallery, London.
2015 - 'Wellcome Image Awards 2015' - venues across the UK and USA.
2015 - 'The Collective' - The House of St Barnabas, Soho, London.
2014 - 'Neo:Printprize 2014' - neo:gallery22, The Market Place, Bolton.
2013 - 'Wellcome Images' - Online portfolio of 3D prints, photographs taken by Wellcome Images.
2012 - 'Digital Performances' - Fonlad Festival, Web Art Center, Portugal. 
2012 - 'Beyondmemory' - Celeste Network, Studio Marangoni Gallery, Florence.
2011 - 'Nos gusta Santander' - Foconorte, Spain.
2011 - 'Les Télévision' - French Riviera, London.
2011 - 'Drawing Crowds' - The Stone Space, London.
2012 - 'Jerwood Drawing Prize'- BayArt, Cardiff.
2012 - 'Jerwood Drawing Prize'-Lanchester Gallery, Coventry. 
2011 - 'Jerwood Drawing Prize' - Jerwood Space, London. 
2011 - 'On Your Marks' - BBC Big Screen, Walthamstow. 
2011 - 'Connection Point London' - The Nunnery Gallery, London.
2011 - 'Scope Basel' - Guillochon Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2011 - 'Smile For London' - online video/animation competition – shortlisted.
2010 - ‘Visions in the Nunnery 2010’ - The Nunnery Gallery, London.
2010 - ‘At home; in public’ - BBC Big Screen - E17 Arts Trail Festival, London.
2010 - 'Rage' - FAT Toronto Alternative Fashion Week, Canada.
2010 - Can You Hear It? - The Nunnery Gallery, London.
2010 - 'Magmart/Video Under Volcano' - PAN international video exhibition, Italy.
2010 - 'Print Now 2' – Bearspace Gallery, London.
2010 - ‘Supermarket 2010' - Stockholm Art Fair - SevenSeven Gallery, Sweden.
2009 - 'Videoholica 2nd Edition’ - International Video Art Festival, Bulgaria.
2009 - ‘Fault Line: Art in the Age of Anxiety’ - The Nunnery Gallery, London.
2009 - ‘Visions in the Nunnery 09’ - The Nunnery Gallery, London.
2009 - Lumen Evolution Festival 2009 - The Projection Gallery, Leeds.
2008 - 'Half the Story' - auction in aid of St Joseph’s Hospice, London.
2007 - 'Peer Esteem' - Five Years - Regent Studios, London.
2007 - 'Action!' - The Projection Gallery @ v22 Ashwin Street, London.
2007 - '(Deviant)' - Art Festival, Sweden.
2006 - 'You'll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference' - Hayward Gallery Touring.
2006 - 'Liverpool Biennale – exhibited with The Projection Gallery, Liverpool.
2004 - 'XS' - FA Projects, London.
2004 - 'Platform' - 291 Gallery, London.
2003 - 'Viva Las Lime' - Limehouse Arts, London.
2002 - 'Notably' - Pump House Gallery, London.
2002 - 'ISCA' - International Group Show, Lisbon, Portugal.

Publications:
'You'll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference' – Hayward Publishing (ISBN 1853322547)

Interviews:
2017 - 'Space to Breathe' - King's College London, Interview by Ottilie Thornhill.
2015 - London Bridge Live Arts Talk - with Flavio Dell’Acqua, chaired by Jennifer CrouchUnderdog Art Gallery, London.
2012 - 'Camera Obscura' - Interview with Gonzalo Benard.
2012 - 'All Bright on the Western Front' - DailyMail online. 

Education:
2002 - 2003 - Fine Art Practice and Theory (MA), Middlesex University, London.
1998 - 2002 - Fine Art (BA Hons), BCUC, Buckinghamshire.

Work:
2016 - 'Beyond the Balcony' - Technical Advisor to Brook and BlackAshmolean, Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.
2014 - Present - After Effects, External Tutor, Regents University, London.
2007 - Present - Studio Print Technician, Julian Opie Studios, London.
2011 – 2013 - After Effects, Visiting Tutor, American Intercontinental University, London.
2004 - 2007 - Junior Designer, Golden Square Post Production, Soho, London.

Courses:
2015 - BioPrinting: 3D Printing Body Parts. Online course at Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong. 
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