Demelza Watts (1990, Wiltshire) is an artist who lives and works in London. Watts’ recent and upcoming projects include ‘Free time’ a solo show at Silicone Malley (Lausanne, Switzerland), ‘PACTO’ a residency at MilesKm (London, UK) and 'My Laptop is my home, the screen is my view.' a residency at Skelf (Virtual project space). Watts’ work has been shown at Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas (2017) Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2016); DOC, Paris (2016); Spark Central, Washington (2016); Stroboskop, Warsaw (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); Camden Arts Centre, London (2015). Watts is also a co-founder of the public art research group ‘pea proposals’ with artist Sarah Staton, founded in 2015.
Royal College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture
PACTO Artist Residency - MilesKm, Galicia and South of France
PACTO Artist Residency - MilesKm, Athens and London
My Laptop is my home, the screen is my view. - Skelf, Virtual project space
Rupert Artist Residency - Vilnius, Lithuania
Buffet D’Art - Hestercombe House, Somerset, UK
free time - solo show at Silicon Malley, Lausanne, Switzerland
Big Break - Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, USA
Five Finger Discount - Bronze Dog Project Space, Göteborg, Sweden
Turning Worms - Wigan, UK
THE GEO POLITICS OF MONETIZED AIRSPACE - Come Fly with Me, I Meet You by the Airside Gucci Concession at 4, Fox Fur Hat - Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
Buffet D’Art - Ambica P3, London
Vetement - DOC, Paris, France
MONO USA - Spark Central, Washington, USA
pea proposals - Art Car Boot Fair, London
The garden as a plinth for Sculpture - Vtopos, Studio RCA, London
MONO Stroboskop Edition - Stroboskop, Warsaw, Poland
Buffet D’Art - Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
They shake the mountains when they dance - Chalton Gallery, London
mine - solo show at 395, London
AIRBOMB - Royal Academy, London
MONO4.1 - Ciné 13, Paris, France
MONO4 - Courtyard Theatre, London
#ARCHIVEGIFTSHOP - Camden Arts Centre, London
London Open - Whitechapel Gallery, London
HOY HOY HOY curated by Aidan O'Sullivan - The Film Shop, London, UK
"It used to be talent" - Turf Projects, Croydon, UK
Brick Works, curated by Florence Maschietto in association with the BDA - The Building Centre, London
Royal College of Art Fine Art MA show - Royal College of Art, London
Pause Patina - Camden Arts Centre, London
Flux - Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Latching Firm - Camden Arts Centre, London
N2 - Platform One Gallery, London
/ege of Art - Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhage, Denmark
Plot - Machines Room, London
MilesKm Artist residency - Rioja, Spain
Summer Show - Phillips Auction House, London
Stampede - Royal Academy Schools, London
Sculpture Show - Cowley Manor, Gloustershire, UK
Stewarts Law RCA Secret - RCA, London
Friction - Dig, London
Dark - Dyson Gallery, London
RCA ECA Exchange - ECA Sculpture Court, Edinburgh, Scotland
WIP - Royal College of Art Kensington Gore, London
Exchange Project PART THREE: Oblique Exchange, curated by Claire Undy - APT Gallery, London
Wimbledon College of Art Fine Art Degree show, Wimbledon College of Art, London
Xhibit, Four Corners Gallery, London
Plan.Open. Hidden/Exposed, Mile End Art Pavillion, London, UK
MilesKm - The Bussey Building, London
Park 12 - Cannizaro Park, London
Expanding Fields - Air at Archway, London
Park 11 - Cannizaro Park, London
1071mi = 1724km - Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain, Madrid
Co-founder of pea proposals, a public art proposal research project set up with Sarah Staton in 2015.
#ARCHIVEGIFTSHOP a collaborative project with Nicole Vinokur, commissioned by Camden Arts Centre for the institutions 50th anniversary program.
Publications and Profiles (Featured In)
Construction in Art, written by Will Jennings, 1883 Magazine, London
The London Open 2015, edited by Daniel F. Herrmann and Poppy Bowers, published by Whitechapel Gallery, 2015
5 Emerging London artists you need to know, written by Laura Rutkowski, GQ Magazine, London
A Standard Evening, curated by Louise Chignac, publication funded by Goldsmiths University, July, London
Crack in the Road, Artist Profile, London
BAID, Issue 6, June 2012, Madrid.
Expanding Fields, November 2011, London.
WHIM, Issue 1, May 2011, London.
WHIM, Issue 2, September 2011, London.
WHIM, Issue 3, October 2011, London.
PROPOSALS VOLUME:1 01/01/11 - 31/12/11
PROPOSALS VOLUME:2 01/09/12 - 01/06/13
Visiting lecturer at University of Leeds (2015), Wimbledon College of Art (2013-2015), Edinburgh College of Art (2015), Westminster University (2015-2016), Bath Spa University (2016), Royal College of Art (2016).