William Joys

William Joys is an artist who lives and works in London. Through an economy of means and careful selection of materials, Joys represents notions of himself becoming a range of characters. For instance, in I am a Lighthouse, Joys becomes a lighthouse/lover that not only protects but pushes you away. In I’m Ready for the World, he becomes a woman who has a problem: she has never heard her doorbell ring before. It is through the performance that an object's meaning unfolds and occasionally unravels...

Solo exhibitions

Solo exhibitions include: William Joys: A One Man Show, Kunstraum London, and Kunsthalle Münster (2019); Whitest Walls in Town, Glasgow School of Art degree show, Glasgow, (2018); Tragedy Machine, as part of Villa Design Group, MIT List centre, Cambridge, MA (2016); The Bernard Natan Centre for the Arts, as part of Villa design group, MUMOK, Vienna (2015).

Group exhibitions

Group exhibitions include: Performance Club TV, Raven Row, London (2019); Thank you very much residency, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2018); The Great David Dale Dionysia, David Dale gallery, Glasgow (2018); A Prototype Court Room, as part of Villa Design Group, we call it Ludwig, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2016).

Events & performances