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Liv lives and works in Folkestone & London.

Email: liv[at]livpennington.com

Education
2015- present
MPhil/PhD Practice based, UCA, Rochester Campus
2004-2005
PGCE Post 16, Institute of Education, London
2001 – 2003
M.A. Photography, The Royal College of Art, London
1998 – 1999
Guest Student, The National Academy of Art, Oslo, Norway
1994 – 1997
B.A (Hons) Fine Art: 2.1, Middlesex University, London

Solo Exhibitions
2015
How do you stand being a woman? The Quarterhouse (WOW Folkestone Commission)
2014
‘Outburst’, B&B space, Folkestone
2012
‘OVUM’, Boxroom Gallery, Folkestone
2005
‘Pick n Mix’, Wuthering Heights Gallery, Malmo, Sweden (Photography in focus festival)

Exhibitions
2017

Touching the Void: When the physical collides with the virtual, CRATE, Margate
Somatic Shifts, Zandra Rhodes Gallery, UCA Rochester
2016
Gender Generation, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art
2015
The Dead Pony Show, 64 Tontine Street, Folkestone
2014
Where are we now?, Georges House Gallery, Folkestone
2013
‘Factory’, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby
2011
‘Open Art’,Orebro, Sweden
‘Check in & Check out’Harbourside, Folkestone Triennial Fringe
KO-AX’, Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood
2010
‘Perfection’, Critical Dictionary edition 23
‘Yuko Nasu & Liv Pennington’, CoExist Arts, Southend
‘Exquisite Corpse’, Core Gallery, London
‘Birthrites’, Islington Mill, Manchester
‘East Sussex Open’, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
2009
‘The Affluenza Exhibition’, London
‘Tickle Attack’, Backlight 8th International Photographic Triennial, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Finland
2008
‘Foto 8 Award & Summer Show’, Host Gallery, London
‘Through the lens’, RWA 1st Photography Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
‘Face Value’, Oriel Mostyn, Wales
2007
‘As Serious as Your Life’, Bild Museet, Umea, Sweden
‘Deep Inspiration’, Jerwood Space, London
2006
‘The Responsibility of Forms’, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
2004
‘Polaroid’, 39 Mitchell Street, London
‘Pause’, Hotbath Gallery, Bath
‘Evolution’, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury
‘New Graduates 04’, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
‘The Figure and the Face’, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond
2003
‘The Distance Between Me and You’, Lisson Gallery, London
‘Grosvenor Commission’, 70 Grosvenor Street, London
‘Show one’, Royal College of Art, London (Performance & Exhibition)
‘Time share’, The Barge House, OXO Tower, London
‘another way is possible’, Royal College of Art, London
2002
‘Bjorvika’, Oslo Kunsthall, Norway (Performance – Aug 17)
‘Club’ Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France (Performance & Exhibition)
‘Sledge’ The Jam Factory, London
2000
‘Resolution’ Photographic Centre, Thessalonica, Greece
1999
‘Avgangutstilling’ Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway
‘Nar nettene blir lange’ Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway

Curator/Organiser of projects
2014-
Collecting @ www.withdrawingroom.co.uk
2011
Check in & Check out, A pair of exhibitions to coincide with The Folkestone Triennial. Featuring Claire Haddon, Jo Longhurst, Lynda Ni Duil and Eva Stenram
Folkestone Open House & Studios
2009 – 2011
www.nepartism.com

Awards & Commissions
2014 WOW Folkestone @The Quarterhouse (64 portraits)
2011 The Birthrites Collection
2003 Helen Hamlyn ‘Design for our future selves’ shortlist
2002/3 The Grosvenor Photography Commission

Catalogues, Online Journals & Publications
2013 Studies in the Maternal, Volume 5, Issue 2
2008 issue 9: vanishing point: the vicious and virtuous circle /seconds, the online journal of contemporary art and its research. www.slashseconds.org
2007 Deep Inspiration, Asthma UK, London
2005 The Grosvenor Photography Commission. Vol One, Grosvenor, London
2003 Design for our future selves 2003, Helen Hamyln Research Centre, London
2003 The Show at the Royal College of Art, London (ISBN 1-874175-99-3)
2001 CLUB CLUB CLUB, cd catalogue de l’exposition. Wilken Schade, Eva Stenram, Simon Wood (eds), Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers
1999 Fusion, Four page commission, Norway Avgangutstilling, The Norwegian National Academy of Fine Art Exhibition Catalogue, Norway
1995 Intersect: The Journal for Live Art Studies, Volume 1 Bulletin 1, November 1995 Scanning, (An investigation in to Art & Health in Public Spaces, coordinated by Bobbi Baker), The Arts Council of Great Britain

Fairs
2014 The Art Car Boot Fair, Brick Lane & Folkestone
2006 London Artist Book Fair, Institute Contemporary Art, London

Public Talks, Conferences & Symposiums
2016
GenderGeneration, Royal College of Art, Battersea
I am not Content, Presentation at WOW Folkestone, The Quarterhouse
2015
Artists & Feminism, Panel Talk at WOW Folkestone, The Quarterhouse
2014
Making art/living from art, Liv Pennington & Kate Knight in Conversation, Folkestone Fringe Friday Night Talks, MKArtLab, Folkestone
Women artists who are important (to me), Lunchtime talk, International Womens Day, Georges House Gallery, Folkestone
2011
May 9th & 11th Birthrites Sympsia; The Whitworth Museum, Manchester & Whitechapel Gallery, London
2010
May – Curators & Artist in Dialogue, Core Gallery, London
2007
April_ – BK Art Academy, Belgrade, Serbia
2006
May – Photoforum, Four Corners, London
March – Phocus, Cambridge University, Cambridge
2005
March Gallery Talk, Wuthering Heights, Malmo, Sweden

Workshops
2011
Creative Foundation, Folkestone, Craft Workshops for under 11’s with their Parents/Carers
2007
Nov 2_ – Tate Modern, Portfolio Advice & Review Day for 16 – 19 yr olds