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Something & Son


Country: United Kingdom


Something & Son (Andy Merritt and Paul Smyth) explores social and environmental issues via everyday scenarios. Through permanent installations, functional sculptures and public performance projects re-imagine the systems required to sustain communities and ecologies existence by building platforms for them to live.

Exhibitions include a solo show at Tate Britain; Tate Modern; V&A Museum; Manchester International Festival; Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Artangel; Milan Design Week, Italy; Cultural Olympia; Somerset House Trust; Folkestone Art Triennial, UK; Arts Catalyst; Deon Foundation, The Netherlands; The Design Museum, London; MAK/Vienna Biennale, Austria; Kinsale Arts Festival, Ireland; Arts Council Wales; Royal Botanical Gardens Kew; the Wellcome Collection, UK; and Istanbul Design Biennial, Turkey. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Whitstable Biennial, UK; major new permanent sculptures in the River Thames and Milton Keynes, a series of sculptures across Liverpool and a food based project supported by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

They have given have talks and workshops at the Serpentine Gallery, Kunst-Werke, Berlin; the Science Museum, London; SALT, Istanbul; Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Zurich; CIT, Ireland; Design Museum, London; Royal College of Art, London; Central Saint Martins, London; Riga Technical University, Latvia; Design Indaba, Cape Town; British Council, ICA, The World Around, New York; Oct Gallery, China; and the Barbican.