(b. Singapore) lives and works in London


email: oliviabax@aol.com

instagram: @olivia_bax_ 



2014-2016: MFA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

2007-2010: BA (Hons) Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, London

2006-2007: Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Wimbledon College of Art, London



Solo Exhibitions:


2021: Pah-d'-Bah, HS Projects,  London

2020/21: Off Grid, Mark Tanner Sculpture Award Exhibition, Standpoint Gallery, London / Cross Lane Projects, Kendal / Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance

2019/20: Chute, RIBOT arte contemporanea, Milan

2018: Roost, Lily Brooke, London

2018: at large, VO Curations at 93 Baker Street, London

2016/17: ZEST, FOLD Gallery, London

2012: Unfurled, The Foundry Gallery at David Le Lay Architects, London

2011: Structural Shift, MoorHouse, London



Selected Group Exhibitions:


2021: On the Other Hand, curated by Brooke Benington at Canary Wharf, London

2021: Both Sides of Here: Artistic Encounters at the Threshold, work from the Courtauld and the Arts Council Collections (digital exhibition, view here)

2021: Where Things Land Down, Fels, London

2021: Drawing Room Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London

2021: Holding Hands, Union Gallery, London

2020/21: Gleaners: Olivia Bax & Hannah Hughes, Sid Motion Gallery, London

2020: Super Group, Superhouse, Brooklyn, New York

2020: La Totale 2020, Studio Orta - Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, France

2019/20: Adieu to Old England, The Kids are Alright, Choi & Lager, Cologne

2019: Habitat: Artists making furniture or things that might be confused as furniture, JGM Gallery, London
2019: The Size of Thoughts, White Conduit Projects, London

2019: Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Brooke Benington, Fulmer, Buckinghamshire

2019: PUNCH: Olivia Bax & Dominic Beattie, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, UK

2018: Harder Edge, Saatchi Gallery, London

2018: Undercurrents, curated by Hot Desque, The Artesian Well, London

2018: In Other Gardens, Exhibit, London

2018: Olivia Bax | Milly Peck | Rafal Zajko, Three Works, Scarborough, UK

2018: New Relics, Thames-Side Studios, London

2018: Surface Matters: Olivia Bax & Ellen Hyllemose, FOLD Gallery, London

2018: The Ground is Good, Modern Painters, New Decorators, Loughborough

2017: A Motley Crew: Caroline Achaintre | Melinda Gibson & Thomas Sauvain | Olivia Bax | Ross Taylor, Larsen Warner, Stockholm

2017: Flat Image, Exhibit, London

2017: Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

2017: Apposite, Barbabette, Berlin

2017: Concrete & Clay, Roaming ROOM, London

2017: Hands On: Olivia Bax & Devlin Shea, Academy of Visual Arts HKBU, Hong Kong

2016: Pool at The Cut, The Cut, Halesworth (in association with Artist Boss)

2016: Holding the Vessel, Chopping Block Gallery, London with London Terrariums

2016: Summer Pop-Up, Glass Cloud Gallery at the Camden People's Theatre, London

2016: RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2015: UK/RAINE, Saatchi Gallery, London

2014: Ellipse: a partial inventory from the West, a3 gallery, Moscow, Russia

2014: Open 2014, Bohunk Institute, Nottingham

2014: A Given Structure, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Bath

2014: Everything Must Go, Thomas Brothers in association with AIR, London

2013: Signs of the City, The Drawing Room in association with UBM, London

2011: Claire Baily | Olivia Bax | Sarah Dornner (Part 3 of 3 projects by IFF for U8 Projects), Komaki, Japan

2011: Connection Point, The Nunnery Gallery, London


2019/2020: Mark Tanner Sculpture Award Winner

2018: Artist in Residence, Lockbund Sculpture Foundry, Oxfordshire

2017: Additional Award, Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix

2016/17: Artist in Residence, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University

2016: Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize

2016: Dean's List, Slade School of Fine Art, Arts & Humanities, University College London

2015: Public Choice Winner, UK/Raine, Saatchi Gallery, London

2015: British Council INSPIRE exchange, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2013: President's Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA

2012: Triangle Workshop, Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA


2021: Made Worlds: A conversation with Olivia Bax by Elizabeth Fullerton, Sculpture Magazine, Sep/Oct 2021.Vol40/no.5

2021: Review by Martin Holman of Olivia Bax, Off Grid at Tremenheere, Art Monthly, June 2021.no.447

2020: Intuitive Geometries: Women Making Contemporary Sculpture, Yellowfields, volume 3
2020: Publication, Off Grid, for Mark Tanner Sculpture Award exhibition. Includes interview with Emma Cousin and short story by Mike Smith. Published by Cross Lane Projects, Kendal

2020: Review by Laura Biddle in Corridor 8 of Off Grid at Cross Lane Projects

2020: Review by Tom Hackett of Mark Tanner Sculpture Award exhibition in a-n news
2019: Publication, Chute, text by Maria Villa, Ribot Gallery, Milan

2018: Limited edition risograph publication Roost: text by Hywel Livingtone, images by Olivia Bax.

2018: Interview with Vanessa Murrell in DATEAGLE ART

2018: Review by Cara Bray in Boundary of Roost at Lily Brooke Gallery

2018: Interview in Wall Street International with Jillian Knipe and Lily Brooke at Lilly Brooke Gallery

2018: Review by Jillian Billard in Revelin Magazine of Roost at Lily Brooke Gallery

2018: Interview in DE:FORMAL

2018: Interview in Art Maze Mag, Autumn Issue 9, ISSN no. 2399-892X

2018: Review by Sam Cornish in Instantloveland of at large, 93 Baker Street

2018: Interview with Ann Kim for The Plurist, Royal College of Art Student Paper

2017: Review by Laurence Noga in Saturation Point of ZEST at Fold Gallery, London

2017: Interview with Traction Magazine about ZEST at Fold Gallery, London

2016: Artist Boss by Jenny Dunseath and Mark Wilsher. Published by Wunderkammer Press, ISBN-13: 978-0993551109

2015: impressions by Olivia Bax and Sam Llewellyn-Jones. Limited edition artists' box set. Supported by the British Council, Slade School of Fine Art and University of Dhaka

2014: CARO published by Phaidon, ISBN-13: 978-0714867359. Writing by Olivia Bax discussing working as a studio assistant for Caro

2014: Collaborating with Caro, Symposium at Central Saint Martins, London. Writing by Olivia Bax titled Caro & Collaboration

2012: POOL (edition 1): Featuring Neil Ayling, Anthony Caro, Claire Baily, Olivia Bax, Jean-Philippe Dordolo, Charles Hewlings, Sophie Hoyle and John Wallbank. Edited by Olivia Bax and Sophie Hoyle. (Limited edition - contact artist for details)

2011: IFF at U8. Project - IFF and U8 Projects. Text - Gavin Morrison; Edit & Photo - Eiji Wantanabe; Translation - Yuku Wantanabe, Wataru Nakamura and Eiji Wantanabe


Arts Council Collection

UCL Special Collections

Private Collections