Liam Magee
Born: Cambridge, 1990.
6 Setterfield Road, Margate, CT9 1TG
07514966281 // //
My work seeks to offer new perspectives on objects. Looking at how meaning and value are assigned to objects and the resulting paradox between use and economic value. I negotiate the philosophical differences between object and thing and explore how a medium can problematize our relationship with things. I am interested in establishing doubt over function and perception, creating inevitable misreadings, finding a multiplicity for objects to exist in. Through orchestrating interactions with objects, I promote an alternative way of looking at commonplace or ‘aura-less’ things. My work focuses on object hood and how that is sought to be defined through the means of its representation.


MA Fine Art: Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. 09/2015 – 09/2017
BA (Hons) Photography, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. 09/2010 - 06/2013.
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. 09/2009 - 05/2010.

Exhibitions & Publications

Every Thing, Assembly Point, London, July 2018.
Foley, Muddy Yard, London, June 2018.
Cuming: An Occupation , London College of Communication, London, March 2018.
Dirt: A joint exhibition with Liam Magee and Phil Thompson , Kaitak Center for Research & Development, Hong Kong. December 2017
Graduate Show , Slade School of Fine Art , London. June 2017
TOP/TOP, Source Photographic Review Front Cover and Interview, Winter 2016. TOP/TOP, Camberwell Press , London, July 2015
gazelle, London, May 2015
finished, nearly finished , The Silverprint Gallery, London. March/April 2015
Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed , The Photographers’ Gallery , London. July 2014.
Over & Out , Imperial Works, London. May 2014
SPBH 89+ (89+ Marathon) , The Serpentine Gallery, London. October 2013
Graduate Show , Camberwell College of Arts, London. June 2013.
WIP , GreySpace , London. February 2013.
BA-SE, Shoreditch Town Hall, London. May 2012


Research Presentation, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong. November 2017
Self Publish Be Crafty; In Conversation with Melinda Gibson and Bruno Ceschel, The Photographers’ Gallery , London. November 2015.
Top/Top, Camberwell College of Art , London. February 2015.
FFWE Artist talk, The Photographers’ Gallery, London. July 2014.

Awards & Residencies

Cuming: An Occupation , Cuming Museum/Southwark Council/London College of Communication. January - March 2018.
Faculty of the Arts Artist in Residence, Hong Kong Baptist University, October 2017 – December 2017
Derek Jarman Scholarship Slade School of Fine Art September 2015 – September 2017
Camberwell Book Prize , Camberwell College of Arts, September 2014
Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed 2014 Mentorship Scheme , The Photographers’ Gallery. July 2014 - July 2015
LIFEBOAT residency, ACAVA and ArtQuest. October 2013 - October 2014


Cuming Museum, Southwark Council
Hong Kong Baptist University
University of the Arts London
Victoria & Albert Museum National Art Library
Chelsea College of Art Small Press Collection
University College London Special Collections
Various personal/private collections