David Haines

Born in the UK in 1969, lives and works in Amsterdam

David Haines


David Haines (1969, United Kingdom) is a British artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. He makes videos and large scale hyper-realistic pencil drawings on paper. In his work Haines combines contemporary images of Northern youth culture and stories from myths and legends. He studied at Camberwell School of Art in London and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

His work has been exhibited at places such as the Stedelijk Museum, De Appel and the New Art Space (NASA) in Amsterdam. In the UK his work has been shown at The Turner Contemporary, MIMA, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh and the Bluecoat, Liverpool. In 2011 he exhibited as part of the 12th Istanbul Biennial. Haines has had four solo exhibitions at Upstream Gallery. The most recent was 'Radiant Bodies: The Spirit and the Index', featuring a new series of meticulously crafted graphite drawings and a rhythmic textual video project.

Artist website: www.davidhaines.org


Haines, David. Selected Works 2008-2014. Amsterdam: Upstream Gallery, 2014.

David Haines

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A fragile membrane, an illusive screen

Amsterdam, 2 Sep - 14 Oct '17

Art at the Spaarne

Haarlem, 18 Mar - 12 Jun '16

The Armory Show 2016

New York, 3 Mar - 6 Mar '16


Amsterdam, 3 Oct - 14 Nov '15

Levenslang, het criminele brein ontleed

Haarlem, 8 Oct '14 - 25 May '15

Art Basel Hong Kong: Discoveries

Hong Kong, 13 Mar - 17 Mar '14

Radiant Bodies: The Spirit and the Index

Amsterdam, 29 Nov '13 - 11 Jan '14

A Decade Upstream

Amsterdam, 30 Nov - 19 Dec '13

12th Istanbul Biennial

Istanbul, 17 Sep - 13 Nov '11


Amsterdam, 5 Jun - 16 Jul '10

The Myth is Everything

Amsterdam, 5 Sep - 24 Oct '09

Drawings, Song and Video

Amsterdam, 22 Apr - 30 Jun '06

Rob Voerman and David Haines

Amsterdam, 16 Apr - 16 May '05


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