john strutton

current works/projects



born in bedfordshire, 1966.

lives and works in london,uk.

current academic post senior tutor in painting at the royal college of art, london, uk.


1996 – 1998 MA Fine Art (Painting) Royal College of Art, London
1992 – 1995 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Middlesex University, London

Selected Exhibitions

(titles in red are links to exhibition info)


Original Copy, (live performance) Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam, netherlands
Swedenborg Film Festival 2022, London
Sound and Vision, Merton Arts Space, London (group)
Original Copy (live performance) AMP Studios, London


The Art of the Eerie, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington (group)
Fully Awake, Holden Gallery, Manchester (group)


Biscuits Go Crunch and the Frequency Band Screenings, Hoxton 253, London (Group) 


Head Case, Contemporary Collaborations, London (Solo)

 Up is a Relative Concept, Fold (lab), London (group)

 Original Copy (live stream performance), Cypher Billboard Fundraiser, George Tavern, London 

Brexhibition, RCA Courtyard Gallery, London (group)

 Original Copy (performance with Andrew Hart) NN Contemporary, Northampton UK (group event) 


swedenborg film festival, swedenborg house, london

Minotaur, curated project, various locations in el barco de avilla, spain

mort vivant, Lucy Boyle with Beatrice Lettice Boyle, John Strutton, AMP Gallery, London.


the new archive, nn contemporary, northampton (group)

original copy, worm, rotterdam (Performance with Riccardo Carbone)

original copy, part of acts re-acts 4, wimbledon space, london (Performance with Riccardo Carbone)

anna Lies, domobaal, london (solo)

Anna Lies, film screening, Gorvy lecture theatre, rca, london (solo)


Ensorcelé;The Enchanted Hunter, Lucy Boyle with Beatrice Lettice Boyle, John Strutton, AMP Gallery, London.


Original Copy, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (Performance with Riccardo Carbone)

MK calling, mk gallery, milton keynes (group)

original copy, de la warr pavilion, bexhill (Performance with Riccardo Carbone)

6 short films, de la warr pavilion, bexhill (group)


original copy, the edwardian cloakroom, bristol (Performance with Riccardo Carbone)

grease madonna, domobaal, london (solo)

boyleANDshaw present, the performance studio, london

The Right Hand Gives, The Left Hand Takes Away, Extrapool, nijmegen, Netherlands(group)


MK calling, mk gallery, milton keynes (group)

drawing biennial 2013, drawing room, london (group)

rug whoops, the sunday painter, london (group)


Opus Dopus, Domobaal, London (Solo)

Zerrissenheit, curated by Stephen Dunne, RISE, Berlin (Group)

Other Surfaces, curated by Rebecca Geldard, Poppy Sebire, London (Group)

Original Copy, The Function Room, London (Performance with Riccardo Carbone)


random acts, broadcast on channel 4, 8/12/11 (collaboration with george shaw)

No Epitaph Needed, Asylum Arts, Caroline Gardens Chapel, London (Solo in collaboration with John Slyce)

The Tyranny of Grammar, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton (Group)

In Case We Don't Die, KPH Volume Project Space, Copenhagen (Group)

Galeria Regresso, Memorial Do Rio Grande Do Sol, Porto Alegre, Brasil (Group)


oscar & pablo present, kingsgate workshop, london (performance collaboration with oscar murillo, pablo ferretti & arthur brick)

Draw:turning lines into thought, royal college of art, london (group)

In Case We Don't Die, Vegas Gallery , London (Group)

In Case We Don't Die, Wonderland Art Space, Berlin (Group)

Legends of Circumstance, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton (Group)


Donderslag, Domobaal, London (Solo)

Donderslag, Volta NY, New York (Solo)

Time is a Sausage, Domobaal, London (Group and collaboration with Lucy Pawlak)

Local Meat is my Veg, Caribic Residency, Hamburg (group)

Baker's Dozen, curated by Clare Goodwin, CGP, London (Group)

Peter Harris: Self Portraits by Proxy, Mummery + Schnelle, London (collboration with Peter Harris)

graphica creativa 09, jyvaskylan taidemuseo, finland (band of nod archive)


Dumb Tings, Coleman Project Space, London (collaboration with Stephen Dunne)

Precious Things, curated by Graham Crowley, Highlanes gallery, Drogheda, Eire (Group)

PARKHAUS, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf (Group)


The Band of Nod, Camden Arts centre, London (weekend event and performance)


The Band of Nod, Tate Britain, London (collaboration with John Hegley and The Archie Bronson Outfit as part of Late at Tate)


Nos Cunctus Comitatus Nod, 39, London (collaboration with Alan Miller)

Under 5's @K3, k3, Zurich (curated show with Alan Miller)

Hand Luggage 2005, CGP, London (group show with Band of Nod performance)

Tipos Moviles, 39, London (group)


Chaime Soutine, Happy Sailor Tattoo Parlour (Group) and Barbican Centre, London (Solo event)

Tape 291, 291 Gallery, London (Group)

Radio Radio, The Trade Apartment, London (Group)


A Short History of The Band of Nod, k3, Zurich (Solo)

777", Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York (Solo)

What Am I Doing Here, Esso Gallery, New York (Group)

26.09.03, Flaca Gallery, London (Group)

Masstab Eins Zu Eins, Anker, Zurich (Group)

Hand Luggage, k3, Zurich (Group)


Sixtring, Nylon, London (Solo)

Hesitator, PARKHAUS, Dusseldorf (Solo)

John Hegley vs The Band of Nod, The Water Rats, London (Performance)

Air Guitar, Milton Keynes gallery, Cornerhouse Manchester and touring (Group show with catalogue)


Hesitator, Liste, Basel (Solo)

The Band of Nod, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (Performance at Centenary show opening)

Record Collector, curated by Mel Brimfield, VTO, London, The International 3, Manchester and Espace D'Art Contemporain, Geneva (Group)

Counter, Avco, London (Group)


Father, Son & Scary Ghost, Nylon, London (Solo)

The Land of Nod, Lift Gallery, London (collaboration with George Shaw)

Funny, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London (Group)

Visions at the Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, London (Group)

Ark 2000, Dilston Grove, London (Group)

Hackney Arts Club, Hackney Empire, London (Group with Band of Nod performance)

Homage to the Budokan, Foyles Art Gallery, London (Group)

Dark Pop, Five Years Gallery, London


Confederacy of Pleasures, Gallery Westland Space, London (Group)

Spent, Lord Palmerston, London (Group)

Shopping, curated by FAT, Carnaby Street, London (Group)

It Looks Like Rain..., The Niggendiker Gallery, Gronigen, Netherlands, Arthouse, Dublin, Chulalongkorn University Gallery, Bangkok and Ex-teresa Arte Actual , Mexico City (Group)

The British on Paper, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy (Group)

What is Love?, Five Years Gallery (Group)

Sigil, Nylon, London (Group)

Seguridad Social, Ex-teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City (Group)


Forest, curated by Lucy Harrison and Bob Matthews, The Bull & Last, London (Group)


copyright John Strutton 2017