Jake Kent

b. 1990 - Leek, Staffordshire





2016      The School of the Damned, Alternative Postgraduate Programme

2014      Nottingham Trent University, Fine Art BA (Hons)

2010      Leek College of Art, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design


Solo / Duo Exhibitions

2017      Duo Booth Presented by MILK, (w/ Phil Frankland), Sluice Biennale, London

Dormant Parasite, (w/ Alfie Strong) - CBS Gallery, Liverpool

2016      Everything's a Ruin Waiting to Happen (solo), Cactus Gallery, Liverpool

2015      Don't Be Sad Be Bad, (w/ Leon Sadler), The Function Room, London


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017      The Gloaming, Gloam Gallery, Sheffield

Fantasy Direct, The Wrong, New Digital Art Biennale, Seoul, Korea

The Choice of a New Generation, The Muse Gallery, London

Maybe It's Just Me, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

Post-Primitive Human Navigates the Ruins (Favourite Furnishings) at OPEM 4, The Collection, Lincoln


2016      Mould Map 6 - Terraformers, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University

Body HolesNew Scenario, Online @ Berlin Biennale

Desktop Residency, Curated by Barnie Page & John Henry Newton, Online

School of the Damned, End of Year Exhibition, Lewisham Art House, London

Trace Programme, Aspirational Living, Flo Skatepark Nottingham


2015      Join in Building a Tower, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

Ways of Looking, Hanover Gallery, Preston University, Preston

The Fool, Two Queens, Leicester

Rabble M.C., Hutt, Nottingham

School, Two Queens, Leicester

No Need To Hunt - We Just Wait For The Roadkill, STORE, Dresden, Germany

Business As Usual, Turf Projects, Croydon

Happiness, Assembly House, Leeds

R.A.M - Radical Alternative, Man..., Mother Project Space, London

Business as Usual, STCFTHOTS, Leeds

Sun-screen, Online / Venice Biennale, EM15, Italy


2014      Thanks, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow

Too Much, Two Queens, Leicester

Live From Norway, Blokk, Bergen, Norway

Yardenfest, Airspace, Stoke-on-Trent

The Angry Show, Curated by Rózsa Farkas 55 Sydenham Road, Sydney, Australia

Cretin Hop, Surface Gallery, Nottingham


2012      Rat On Rat, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham - Dec


Events and Symposiums

2015       On Claims of Radicality in Contemporary Art (event with SOTD), Guest Projects, London




Aspirational Living

Curator, 2015 – Present


2017      Fishwife Material, James St Findlay (solo), Provincial Living Space, Leek


2016      Trace Programme, Group Exhibition co-curated with Ruth Angel Edwards, Flo Skatepark, Nottingham


2015      The Fool, Group Exhibition co-curated with Rose Walsh, Two Queens, Leicester


Losers Gym Project Space and Studio Group

Co-Founder & Curator, 2014-2016


2016      Human Village, Matt Welch

                  Preened, Blank & Amorous, Charlie Godet Thomas

                  Rate of Decline, Sam Hewland & Mark Riddington

                  Suspect Device, Lucas Dillon


(Images of all exhibitions here)


Triple O.G. Gallery and Publisher

Co-director, 2013-2015




2015      Welcome to the Publication – A collection of texts by Triple O.G. (John Harris & Jake Kent)


2014      Make it Easy on Yourself - commissioned by Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery 

In response to Jeremy Deller: All That is Solid Melts Into Air, a Hayward Touring exhibition


2013      Stephanie, James E Smith – Photo-newsprint to accompany the exhibition, Stephanie



2015      Oblivian Suite, Leon Sadler


2014      Duo Show, Kyle Platts & Jonny Negron

Welcome to the Show pt.2, Yves Scherer & Alec Mckenzie


2013      Welcome to the Show pt.1, Jakko Pallasvuo & Jonathan Balldock)

Stephanie, James E Smith