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Gavin Maughfling lives and works in London. He trained at the Ruskin School of Fine Art in Oxford and at the University of East London. He has exhibited internationally, including Lounge Gallery, London, the Mostyn Biennial, MOMA Oxford, the Galerie Van Der Planken, Antwerp, the ICA, London, the Carroussel du Louvre, Paris, the Elzenveld Foundation, Antwerp and the Holland Art Fair, Den Haag. He has co-curated exhibitions including ‘Close at Hand’, with Nicky Hodge, at CAP Projects, London. He founded the London artist peer critique forum ‘Talkshow’, and was Artist in Residence at the British Embassy, Luxembourg and the University of Hertfordshire.

Recent projects include a short film, paintings and text for the Over Time project at the University of Greenwich and National Maritime Museum, London, a series of paintings shown in 'Unnatural Histories', Chatham,  and 'Muhamed Sankari', a multi-image projection in Walthamstow, London.

In 2015 he collaborated with Min-Wei Ting on a two-channel film which was first shown as part of ‘Mysterious Objects at Noon, at Objectifs, Singapore. In 2017 Ting and Maughfling were invited to collaborate again in a new  film, 'No Go', shot in Singapore,  which was part of the exhibition 'In the Open' at the Sheffield Arts Institute.

In 2018 he was selected for the Emerald Art Prize exhibition 'Beyond the Binaries' at the House of St. Barnabas, London, and his short film, 'The Parc' was shown at  at the Leyden Gallery, London.

In 2019 his solo exhibition 'Did You see Me Coming?' opened noformat Gallery's new space at Deptford Foundry, and he was one of the artists selected by Sacha Craddock for the Creekside Open 2019, and for Artworks 2019 at the Barbican Arts Trust, selected by Emma Talbot and Alex Schady. 

In 2021, Gavin showed recent works setting queer desire  and emotions of longing, expectancy and apprehension in landscape spaces, in his solo show 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' at no format Gallery London. In 2022 he was part of Bermondsey Project Space's celebration of LGBT+ history month, in 'Figure and Ground', with fellow artists KV Duong, James Robert Morrison and Radek Husak. He is currently developing 'Pull Back the Curtain', a curatorial and artistic paltform that uses the meteaphor of drawing back a curtain to explore ideas of imagining, revealing and the aftemath in multi-disciplinary art forms:


DEM Projects

With Suzanne De Emmony, Gavin Maughfling is the co-curator of DEM Projects,  Their first exhibition, Ghost on the Wire, representing work by 22 British and Singaporean artists, explored themes of communication mediated by technology and was first shown at the Bermondsey Project Space London in 2014.

Ghost on the Wire #2 travelled to Objectifs Center for Photography and Film Singapore in 2016, featuring newly commissioned works and performances in addition to works first shown in London.

In 2015 DEM Projects curated 'Mysterious Objects at Noon', a collaborative project featuring ten artists from the United Kingdom and Singapore, opening at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film Singapore during the British Council's Great British Week.

‘Mysterious Objects’ travelled to ArtLacuna, London in October 2015.