2015 finalists / JocJonJosch

  • JocJonJosch / Dig Shovel Dig, Ardez, 2013, Performance and video documentation

  • JocJonJosch / Head to Head, 2014, Temporary sculpture and video documentation

  • JocJonJosch / Beast Mutation 1, 2010, Temporary sculpture and video documentation

  • JocJonJosch / Eddy, 2014, Plywood, chestnut and oak

  • JocJonJosch / Vanishing Point exhibition shot of Untitled #1 and Untitled #2, 2014, Goat leather

JocJonJosch is the Anglo-Swiss-Slovakian collective of Joc Marchington, Jonathan Brantschen and Joschi Herczeg who live and work in London and Zurich.

The collective is interested in issues of identity relating to the individual and the group both on a universal as well as a more self-reflective level. The individual and the community, success and failure, efficiency and waste, purposiveness and pointlessness, are all features of their work that at different times become tangled and ambiguous. For JocJonJosch sculpture becomes a tool of alchemy which is designed to evoke imaginary journeys in the mind of the viewer. The purpose of the sculpture is not as an ending but instead to open up possibilities by making suggestions of what might have been and what may still be.

JonJocJosch have exhibited widely across Europe and the UK including shows at institutions such as Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Saatchi Gallery London, and the V&A London. Their work is housed in multiple European collections and they were awarded the 2014 ArtPro, Sion, Wallis award.

www.jocjonjosch.com

Click here to read the artists’ curriculum vitae.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Joschi Herczeg 
2002 | The University of New South Wales, Sydney, AU. MA, Photomedia
2000 | Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK. BA, Hons Photography
1996 | Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, CZ

Joc Marchington
2008 | Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK. Postgraduate Diploma Motion Graphics
2004 | London College of Communication, London, UK. Magazine & Publishing Design
1998 | Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. BA, Hons History of Art & Anthropology

Jonathan Brantschen
2008 | Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK. Postgraduate Diploma Motion Graphics 2007 | Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK. Fine Art
2005 | Ecole professionnelle des arts contemporains, Saxon, CH. BA, Strip Cartoons / Illustration

Exhibitions and Residencies

2014 | .perf – infiltrations, Geneva, CH
2014 | Ouroboros performance, V&A Friday Late with a Art Licks, London, UK
2014 | ‘Vanishing Point’, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH
2014 | Beast Mutation, Bienne Festival of Photography, Biel, CH 
2014| Worstward Ho! Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK 2014 | Group Exhibition, Forum Wallis, Leuk, CH
2014 | Screening and performance, Parasol Unit, London, UK
2013 | Exhibition and conversation, Weiss Galerie, Zürich, CH
2013 | Prix Manor Sion 2013, Musée d’art du Valais, Sion, CH
2013 | Rowing ‘Worstward Ho! Art Licks Weekend, London, UK
2012 | Performance & auction of Untitled #1, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2012 | Residency, Fondazione Aurelio Petroni, Naples, IT
2012 | Born In 1985, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
2012 | Panel discussion on JocJonJosch’s Existere performance, Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK
2011 | Performance and video event, Peckham Hotel, London, UK
2011 | Performance, TINA B. Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, CZ
2011 | Existere, Testbed1, London, UK
2011 | Existere at Son Gallery, Son Gallery, London, UK
2011 | Agreements of Collaboration, Galerie Monika Wertheimer, Basel, CH
2011 | Exercises in Failure, Son Gallery, London, England, UK
2010 | Une exposition collective, Situation 1, Ferme-Asile, Sion, CH
2010 | The Beasts, The Anna Mahler Project Space, Spoleto, IT
2010 | The Beasts, Son Gallery, London, UK
2010 | Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2010 | ICA Live Weekends, Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK
2010 | 5th anniversary Exhibition, CHELSEA Space, London, UK
2009 | Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Awards

2014 | ArtPro, Sion, Wallis, CH
2014 | Prix Manor 2013, Sion, CH
2013 | Arts Council England, UK
2011 | Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain, CH / UK
2011 | Special Prize “TINA B”, Arte Laguna, Venice, IT

Collections

2013 | Manor Collection, Geneva, CH
2014 | Kunstsammlung Kreis Spital, Brig, CH
2013 | Bernard Soens and Mimi Dusselier, Waregem, B
2013 | Caldic Collection, The Hague, NL
2012 | Special book Collections, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
2012 | Special book collection, Tate, London, UK
2012 | Special Collections, Chelsea College of Art & Design library, London, UK
2011 | Kunstsammlung der F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, CH
2010 | The Anna Mahler International Association, Spoleto, IT
2009 | Radiological Institute, Basel, CH