Artist statement

In search of lost parts of my childhood I try to think outside the reality I was socialised into and create new ones with my parents and self. Through these I use photography to explore my relationship with deception, the constructed reality of the family, and question the boundaries between my parents and I, between child/adult, self/other, nature/culture, real/fake in attempt to revive my unconditioned self, beyond the family bubble. Although easily assumed to be photoshopped or faked, upon closer inspection the images are often realised to be more real than first expected. Involving staged installations, the cartoonesque and the performative, I look back to my younger self and attempt to re-capture childhood nature through my assuming adult eyes.


Selfie to Self Expression: NTV Russia, March 2017
TV Programme; Master of Photography, Sky Arts; Semi-Final special guest, launching 21st July
Foam Talent, 2014
There Then Hear Now, Resonance FM, November 2013
Culture Vultures, Silvia Krupinska, Sky TV, March 2013
Souvenirs From Earth, SFE TV, French and German Cable TV, Dec 2012
Vitamin Magazine, 2012
Random Acts, Channel 4, 2011
Crane TV, Oct 2011
Darkly Digital & Divine, Documentary, Robert Adanto, 2011


Book feature: 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die, Edited by Paul Lowe, Quintessence Editions, September 2017
Book feature; Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale, Carol Mavor, Winter 2016
‘Jonny Briggs’ Unseen Magazine, Autumn 2016
‘Photography and Psychoanalysis’ Unseen Magazine, Autumn 2016
Tate’s Playground Magazine, 4, May 2016
Foam Magazine, issue 44, April 2016
Space to Rent, Elephant Magazine, Jan 2015
31 Photographs that will show you the future of Photography, Arianna Catania, The Huffington Post, January 2015
«Foam», l’autre pays de l’image, Libération, National Newspaper of France, November 2015
Qatar, famille et perroquets, Libération, National Newspaper of France, November 2015
Fotomuseum naar Dubai en New York, Algemeen Dagblad, National newspaper of The Netherlands, October 2014
Foam Talent, Foam Magazine, September 2014
Devon Life Magazine, August 2014
The Kyunghyang Shinmun, National Newspaper of South Korea, May 2014
Monthly Photography, South Korea, May 2014
Book feature: 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die, Edited by Paul Lowe, Quintessence Editions, September 2017
Book feature: Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale, Carol Mavor, July 2017
Glass Magazine, It’s a Kind of Magic, Bonnie Friend, May 2014
Interview with Jareh Das: Paper Journal, March 2014
Introdex Magazine, March 2014
Blog: Stumped, Photographers’ Gallery, January 2014
Blog: Nothing is Normal, Bridget Coaker commission for Photoworks, November 2013
Book: Le Grand Magasin Surréaliste, September 2014
iBook: 100 London Artists Volume 2, January 2014
Aesthetica Magazine, June 2013
Slate Magazine (USA), June 2013
Arts London News, May 2013
Art of England, March 2013
Coming Out Fighting, Elephant Magazine, Winter 2012/13
Discoball Breaker, Feb 2013
Art Daily, Feb 2013
Pipeline Magazine, Oct 2012
Wonderland Magazine, Aug 2012
Steal Their Skills, Flybe Magazine, June 2012
Art Chats: Jonny Briggs, Who’s Jack Magazine, May 2012
The Independent, Young, Gifted and British, May 2012
Catlin Art Prize 2012, Who’s Jack Magazine, May 2012
Watching Paint Dry, May 2012
Have a word…, Beautiful Crime, May 2012
Oh Dearism, May 2012
In the Name of the Father, Artribune, Italy, May 2012
Familiar / Familial, FaMa Gallery, Verona, March 2012
Jotta, April 2012
Out of Focus, Dazed and Confused, April 2012
Wall Street International Magazine, March 2012
Look Into Me, Aishti Magazine, Lebanon, March 2012
Avant Art, Glass Magazine, March 2012
FAD Website, March 2012
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London, March 2012
Vogue Italia, March 2012
Tempi, Italy, March 2012
Jonny Briggs, The Week Magazine, Jan 2012
The Guardian, Young British Artists 2.0 try to make way in wake of Hirst and Co, Jan 2012
BBC News, In Pictures; The Catlin Guide, Jan 2012
The Catlin Guide, 2012
La Stampa, Italy, 2012
Saatchi’s New Sensations: Awarding the Talented, The Huffington Post, Oct 2011
Time to Dare to Be Different, The Times, 2011
Hard Cover; Image Perspectives, Blackdog Publishing, 2011
The Best of Londons Degree Shows, Spoonfed, 2011
British Journal of Photography, 2011
Shopping Hour Magazine, 2011
Top Ten London Photographers,, 2010
Design Week magazine, Photography & Image, 2010
Less Common More Sense Magazine, 2008
Chelsea College of Art Prospectus, 2007
Medium Magazine, 2007
Time Out Magazine, 2007


Wheatley Bequest Fellowship, Birmingham School of Art, October 2017 – July 2018
Archisle International Photographer in Residence Award, 2017
Paul Huf Award Nomination, 2017
Ibero-American Arts Award finalist, 2016
UK/RAINE Art Prize: Shortlisted (pending), Firtash Foundation and Saatchi Gallery, November 2015
Residency: The London Intensive, The Slade / Camden Arts Centre, August 2015
Photobook Melbourne Photography Prize finalist (pending), February 2015
First Book Award Nomination, Nominated by Sheyi Bankale, Pending
Residency: Soil Culture, The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, White Moose, Barnstaple 2014
Foam Talent 2014
Residency: Babayan Culture House, Cappadocia, Turkey, June 2014
Paul Huf Award nomination, nominated by Brett Rogers, February 2014
Aesthetica Art Prize longlist, 2014
Residency: Downstairs gallery, Great Brampton House, Hereford, September 2013
Jove Foundation International Art Prize Shortlist, 2012
The Catlin Prize finalist, 2012
Honorary Lumi Award, 2011
New Sensations Winner, Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4, 2011
Conran Award, 2011
Bar-Tur Award Shortlist, 2011
Prix Leica Finalist, 2010
Spoonfed’s Top Ten London Photographers,, 2010
Top 50 Artists, Art Takes Miami, SCOPE Art Show, 2010
RCA Bursary, 2011
International Photography Awards Honorable Mention, 2009
Man Group Scholarship, 2009
Ovenden Contemporary First Prize, 2009
Adobe International Design Achievement Awards, Photography semi-final Honors, 2009
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize final judging, 2009
The New Sensations shortlist, Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4, 2008
Compello Art & Saatchi Photography Winner, 2008
NESTA Creative Sparks Award, 2009
National Volunteering Awards Finalist, 2006
Arts Leadership Award, The Arts Community Exchange, 2006


Group Show: At Home She’s a Tourist, curated by Tom Lovelace, Copeland Gallery, London, 19th – 21st May (with tours for Photo London VIP, The Photographers’ Gallery and Tate Patrons)
Two-person Show: The Manicured Wild; Evy Jokhova & Jonny Briggs, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, July 2017
Group Show & Commission: From Selfie to Self Expression; Saatchi Gallery, 31st March – 30th May 2017
Solo Show: Photoforum PasquArt Photo Museum, Switzerland, Jan 29th – 24th April 2017
Group Show: This Is Not A Curated Exhibition; Galleria Ramo, Lugano, Switzerland, 2rd – 22nd March 2017
When something bad happens more than once, it starts to feel normal, N Contemporary, Turin, November 2016
Group Show; Centre Photographique, Rouen, Normandy, France, Curated by Raphaëlle Stopin, June 8th
Soil Culture: Young Shoots, The Eden Project, Cornwall, 8 January – 21 February 2016
Enfances, Galerie d’YS, Brussels, Belgium, November 2015
Solo project: To Eat With the Eyes, Cabin Gallery, 20th November – 31st December 2015
UK/RAINE art prize, Saatchi Gallery, November 24th 2015 – January 3rd 2016
Solo Show; Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome, opening April 20th 2015
DEAD; Saatchi Gallery, London, June 2015
Soil Culture touring exhibition; including White Moose, Dartington, Peninsula Arts and Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2015
Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy, September 2015
Solo Show; N Contemporary, hosted at MC2 Gallery, Milan, Italy, September 2015
The London Intensive, Camden Arts Centre, 2015
Catlin Prize World Tour, Details to be confirmed, 2015
Photobook Melbourne Photography Prize, Australia, February 2015
Photo 50; Against Nature, London Art Fair, curated by Sheyi Bankale, 21st – 25th January 2015
Florilegia, Grimaldi Gavin, Mayfair, Jan 2015
Group Show, Ermanno Tedeschi, Tel Aviv,September – October 2014
Foam Talent 2014, l’Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, September 4th – November 23rd 2014
Facing the Wild – The Unknown, The Others Fair, Turin, Curated by Emanuele Norsa and Andrea Scarso, 6th – 9th November 2014
Foam Talent 2014, East Wing Gallery, Dubai, November 26th 2014 – Jan 2nd 2015
Foam Talent 2014, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, September 17th – 21st 2014
Solo show: Monstrares, Julie Meneret, New York, opening February 26th 2014
Future Flesh, 223 Gallery, Waterloo, March 2014
Family Politics, Jerwood Space, London, November 2013
The Future Can Wait, Victoria House, London, October 2013
Masquerade, White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple, August 2013
Ceri Hand Summer Fete, Ceri Hand Gallery, August 2013
Solo show; Ancestral Home, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London, April-June 21st 2013
Utopie Distribuée, White Project, Paris, April 2013
Masquerade, High House Gallery, Oxford, Feb 2013
Reality Check, 44AD, Bath, Feb 2013
Bologna Art Fair, Italy, Jan 2013
Seduction, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London, Dec 2012
Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed, Photographers’ Gallery, London, Sept 2012
This Is London, Shizaru Gallery, London, July 2012
Courtship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London, June 2012
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London, May 2012
The Catlin Prize, London, May 2012
Solo show, White Project, Paris, April 2012
Solo show, FaMa Gallery, Verona, March 2012
The Catlin Guide, London Art Fair, Jan 2012
Prix Leica, Marta Herford Museum, Germany, 2011
The Way We Live Now, The Design Museum, London, 2011
Father, Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool, 2011
New Sensations, Victoria House, London, 2011
Paraty Em Foco, International Photography Festival, Brazil, 2011
Hoopers Gallery Summer Show, 2011
Surreal Women, Cob Gallery, 2011
The Divided Self, Cob Gallery, London, 2011
Versailles, The Gallery on Redchurch Street, London, 2011
The Royal We, Guts for Garters, London, 2011
176 / Zabludowicz Collection, Chalk Farm, London, 2010
Moscow Young Artist Biennale, Moscow, Russia, 2010
Park Night, Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London, 2010
Surreal Nightmares, Shunt, London Bridge, 2010
Album, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool Biennial, 2010
Mini Exhibition, Rydges Hotel, South Kensington, London, 2010
Art Below Zero, Westbourne Studios, Notting Hill, 2009
RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2009
The London Art Fair, Angel, 2009
The New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery / Channel 4, London, 2008
Siteshow, Belgravia, London, 2008
The Shape of Things to Come, Battersea Park Events Arena, 2008
LLGFF, National Film Theatre, 2007
Xhibit, The Arts Gallery, London, 2007
The Vegas Gallery, Shoreditch, 2007
Token, Bethnal Green Old Town Hall, 2007
This Way Up, Temporary Contemporary, Deptford, 2006