Glasgow International 2020

Michael White

Michael White (b. 1987 in Irvine, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

White uses his practice to dissect the means by which cultures of faith and ideology manifest themselves as material realities. Using a variety of media to work fluidly between the studio and in collaboration with fabricators such as garment-makers, upholsterers and illustrators, White aims to generate works which attend to wider, mutable cultural languages and contexts. By appropriating a wide variety of imagery from contemporary mainstream media and readymade forms to reconfigure existing syntactical structures White subverts prevalent, often reductive readings of events or phenomena, favouring an exploration of underlying principles which shape our ideological landscape.

Solo shows include: La Bourse De Valeurs, Artist Club Coffre Fort, Brussels (2017); Machinery of Violence, Young Team HQ, London (2015); “Democrats, Republicans, Capitalists and Creeps”… and You, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee (2015).

Group exhibitions include: False Wall – Village Unhu, Harare (2016); Celluloid Brushes, Culturgest, Porto (2015); Viva Maria, Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo (2014); Dear Green, ZKU, Berlin (2014).

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Michael White

Highway To Nothing


A solo exhibition of sculptural works by Glasgow based artist Michael White which sit ambiguously between the fetishised commodity and the contemporary art object.

These new works are composed of manipulated photography and printed textiles use appropriated material from contemporary mainstream media to examine the translation of political ideology in to material culture. They observe a triangulation between our relationship to the increasing proliferation of imagery, information as distraction and concepts of aspiration defined by cultures of consumption.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm

Partially accessible

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