b.1977, lives and works in London
2000-2002 Royal Collage of Art, MA
1997-2000 University of Plymouth, Exeter, BA (Hons)
Barnaby Barford’s sculptural work, often incorporating ceramics, has been exhibited internationally with solo shows across Europe and the US, including a retrospective exhibition at MoCA, Virginia (2013). Represented by David Gill Gallery in London, his work is part of public and private collections worldwide such as The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and MoFA in Houston, Texas.
Barford has been commissioned by the likes of Louis Vuitton and The Victoria and Albert Museum and produced the permanent public artwork, The Elephant and the Tortoise (2016) for the London Borough of Waltham Forest. In the same year, Barford was awarded the Hospital Club’s h.Club 100 Award for Art, Design and Craft celebrating the most influential and innovative people in the creative industries.
“9 shops from Barford’s monumental Tower of Babel originally exhibited at the V&A in 2015. This is the wallpaper of our streets, this is London. Each shop tells us so much about our city and the people that live here, each a business, each a home. The shops talk about London as a city of multiculturalism, of commerce, trade, or immigration...”