Anna Reading

London based artist working in sculpture, installation, moving image, performance and text.


Selected Solo and Duo Exhibitions



March 2020

The Pothole, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre



Flock, The Broadway Plinth, Broadway Studio Gallery, Letchworth Garden City

The Pothole, Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, Standpoint Gallery, London

Touring to Cross Lane Projects, Kendal and Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre

Shell Shelter and Raven Ravine, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London. Two person show with Pallas Citreon



POND, Kaitak Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong. Two person show with Diane Chappalley

Sequin In The Dustrag, Non-Space, Aarhus, Denmark, collaboration with Justine Melford-Colegate



Eat With Your Eyes, LEM Gallery, London, collaboration with Justine Melford-Colegate


Selected Group Exhibitions



Snails For Eyes, Kingsgate Project Space, London

Amalgamation, The Cello Factory, London

Sugar Mountain, The Silver Building, London

Every Thing, Assembly Point, London



Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Liverpool Biennial and South London Gallery

Every Thing, Assembly Point, London

A Field Guide to Getting Lost, The Art Foundation, Athens

Consistently Inconsistent, Kelder Projects Performance Fest, London

Livings, 28 Sutherland Square, London

Inside Job, Tate Modern, Level 6, Blavatnik Building, London

Cloud Concrete, curated by Stacie McCormick, Unit 1 Gallery, London

Rotating Edible Object, curated by Rosie Carr, Chalton Gallery, London


A Study In Stone, collaboration with Soraya Smithson, Tarpey Gallery, Derby

LOOP, curated by Alex Bunn, Lubomirov / Angus Hughes, London

Woah, curated by M I L K, Division Of Labour London

Sequin In The Dustrag, collaboration with Justine Melford-Colegate, Non-Space, Aarhus, Denmark

OBJECT 77B, Felicity Hammond, Ludvig Gustaffson and Anna Reading, LG London

Authentic Tongues, Performance evening, Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Memememe, Crypt Gallery, London



Holding the Vessel, Chopping Block Gallery, Peckham

Softly, email exhibition

Oddly Drawn Object, Hattie Moore, Lotte Scott and Anna Reading, Haunt, London

Forwards + Backwards, Dona Laura’s House, Lisbon

Five Minutes, The Koppel Project, Performance evening curated by writer in residence, Alex Brenchley

XXL, Hotel Elephant, London

(Un)Doing (Un)Making, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham

And To Dust All Return, UNNAWAY, Huddersfield



Alone in Boxer Shorts @, online exhibition

Creekside Open 2015, selected by Lisa Milroy, APT Gallery, London

Business As Usual, curated by Perce Jerrom, S.T.C.F.T.H.O.T.S., Leeds



Santa’s Garage, Hotel Elephant, London

Objects In Time, The Library Space, Battersea, London

The Time Is Now Ready For Delivery, touring artists video screening, Cinema 6 and Farringdon Factory, London



WW Solo Award, WilsonWilliams Gallery, London

A_M Open, Arcadia Missa, London

Womb Academy, Meanwhile Space, London




2017 MFA Sculpture Slade School of Fine Art London

2010 BA Fine Art Central St Martins London

2007 Fine Art Foundation Chelsea College of Art and Design London




2019 The Elephant Trust Grant

2018 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018 - 2019 winner, Standpoint Gallery

2018 Bloomberg New Contemporaries Artist

2015 - 2017 Siva-Finestone Scholarship, Slade

2015 Creekside Open Award winner, APT Gallery




14 Aug - 14 Oct 2017: Artist in Residence, Academy for Visual Arts, HKBU, 51 Kwun Tong Road, Hong Kong

1 Aug - 13 Aug: Artist in Residence, Slade Summer School, Slade School of Fine Art, Gower Street, London

1 - 30 July 2017: Artist in Residence, Non-Space, Rosengarde 11, Aarhus 8000, Denmark


Press and Publications



Elephant Magazine, Who’s Afraid of the Great Outdoors?

The Westmorland Gazette award-winning-artist-shows-new-sculpture-performance-works/

Boundary online, Interview

The Pothole, editioned Risograph publication to accompany the Standpoint exhibition

Sculptorvox Magazine, Volume 3, interview, The Hand of the Maker, pages 148 - 157



Feature in Ambit 234 pages 67-75,

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Catalogue



UBE 5: Dress, pages 29 - 30



UBE 4: Eating, pages 3 - 4, 21, 23, 25



Quickdenseforest, Low Impact, pages 10 - 11