Born 1946, London.
From 1964-65 Hamish Fulton studied at Hammersmith College of Art and then at St Martin's School of Art, also in London, from 1965-68 before going to the Royal College of Art from 1968-69.
Like his contemporaries at St Martin's: Richard Long, Barry Flanagan and Gilbert and George, he was encouraged to incorporate time into his work. From 1969 he began making "art resulting from the experience of individual walks" - a new form of landscape art. The walks involve different structures such as: A Continuous 106 mile Walk Without Sleep" of 1993; 7 Days Walking 7 Nights Camping, 1989; 21 Days in the Cairngorms, 2010 and Ten 21 Day Walks, 2011 (featuring walks made between 1990 and 2011 in ten different countries).
In the 1970s Fulton was included in a number of early exhibitions of conceptual art in the UK, Germany, Italy and the USA. The artworks he exhibits take the form of either text-based descriptions of his walks combined with photographs, or alternatively, large wall posters. More recently he has organised group walks resulting in works which are collaboratively created and observed by the participants.
He has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows throughout the world, including the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, USA (1990); the National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa (1990); Serpentine Gallery, London (1991); the Instituto d'Art Moderno, Valencia (1992); Tate Britain (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2012); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2012) and Bombas Gens Centre d'Art, Valencia (2018).
Fulton’s work is included in many major art collections including those of Tate Britain; MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum and the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo; the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Australian National Museum, Canberra; the Kunstmuseum, Basel and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
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