Les Joynes is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, London and visiting scholar in contemporary art Columbia University, New York 2008-10. He is researching the intersection of creative process and evenement. His performance Form Laboratory is currently on exhibition at Treignac Projet, Limousin, France (http://www.treignacprojet.org/shows/les/lesJoynes.html).
Form Laboratory is a trans-global site of process that defines itself in the locations it appropriates – transforming and mutating objects that have fallen and then re-birthing them with narratives. Launched in New York in 2009, it explores different sites (Singapore, New York and future sites being prepared for Taipei, London, Beijing) creating an encyclopaedia of ontological investigations, especially narratives that have faded into a realm of the unindividuated– Form Laboratory investigates the locus and site of individuation across different cultures.
2010: Visiting Scholar Columbia University, New York
2001: M.A. Sculpture, Musashino Art University, Tokyo
1997: M.A. Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London
1996 :B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Saint Martins, London
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2001-2012
Nagano, Japan; Treignac Projet, France (solo); Museum of Modern Art, Wales, UK; Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, São Paulo – Brazil; Katherine Nash Gallery, Duluth; Åmotgård, Norway, (solo); Michael Steinberg, New York, (solo); Peer Gallery, New York; Sandra Bürgel Gallery, Berlin, Romo Gallery, Atlanta; Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo; Mars Gallery, Tokyo; Tactical Museum /Maejima Art Center, Okinawa; The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Gallery 4a, Sydney; Art & Culture Foundation, Seoul
FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS 1997-2010
Abbey Fellowship, New York; Artist Fellow, Bauhaus, Germany; NDK Fellow, Norway; NAP fellow, Japan; MEXT Scholar: Japan; King Sturge Prize, London