William Mackrell

Born 1983 in London, UK



Born 1983 in London, UK

Lives and works in London, UK

Mackrell uses his body as a catalyst through which a complex reality is altered, unravelled through his performances and revealed in his objects. The artist, who always works in relation to the space he is inhabiting, leaves behind traces and fragile assemblages of language that delve into bodily sensations of touch, absence and desire. 

Recent solo exhibitions include LISTE Basel LUNGLEY Gallery (2022), A painter in the house of letters Musée Nationale Eugène Delacroix Paris (2021), Do not go gentle into that good night RYDER Madrid (2020), Rage rage against the dying of the light LUNGLEY Gallery London (2020), Here is where we meet Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2019), Proyectos ARTBO (2019) Bogota curated by Aaron Cezar. Selected Museum and Public Institution exhibitions include Bodyscapes Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2020), Let there be light Justin Art House Museum (2019), Drawing: the Beginning of Everything Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Bu alo (2017), The Pre-Raphaelite Rooms (Aquarius) Manchester Art Gallery, UK, In nite Jest Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK (2012). Mackrell was awarded the Manchester Contemporary Art Fund (2017) and recently supported by Fluxus Art Projects (2021) for his solo exhibition at Musée Delacroix. Residencies include LaunchPad, France (2019) & Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2013, 2017). 

Public collections include Albright-Knox Art Gallery Bu alo, Israel Museum Jerusalem, Contemporary Art Society London, Manchester Art Gallery UK, Goldsmiths Alumni Collection UK, Krinzinger Collection Vienna and Justin Art House Museum Melbourne. William graduated from the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths (2016) and BA Painting at Chelsea College of Art, London.