JocJonJosch Bio

JocJonJosch is the English-Swiss collective of Jocelyn Marchington, Jonathan Brantschen and Joschi Herczeg. Joschi studied at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, whilst Jonathan and Jocelyn were both at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.

Through performance, sculpture, painting, photography and video our work addresses the fraught relation between the individual and the group, as well as the ways in which oppositions such as success and failure, efficiency and waste, purposiveness and pointlessness, have a tendency to slide into one another when pushed to their logical extremes. We have exhibited widely across Europe, including in England, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, and France. Shows and exhibited work include, Stage of Being (Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands, 2018); A Balancing Act (Kuntsthal KAdE, Netherlands, 2018); Foot-Kroku-Zvuk-Klingen-Fall (Laure Genillard Gallery, London, 2016); Minor Hell (Dienstbebäude, Zürich, 2016); Eddy (Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 2014 onwards); Untitled sculptures (Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, 2014); Video loop of Dig Shovel Dig, Aldeburgh Cliffs (Parasol Unit, London, 2014); JocJonJosch Hand in Foot (Musée d’art du Valais, Sion, 2013); Untitled performance (Saatchi Gallery, London, 2012); Untitled video (The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2012); Human Removal (Royal Academy of Arts, London 2010); Investigations into Collaboration (CHELSEA Space, London, 2010); Untitled performance (ICA Live Weekend, 2010). Awards and bursaries include ArtPro 2014 (Switzerland); Prix Manor 2013 (Switzerland); shortlisted for the RBS Sculpture Shock 2015 (UK); Artist’s International Development Fund Arts Council England (UK). Work is held in various European collections such as the Caldic Collection (Netherlands); Musée d’art du Valais, Sion (Switzerland); Soho House Collection (UK); Manor Collection (Switzerland); Förderpreis des Kantons Wallis, FCD Collection (Switzerland); The Mahler Collection (Spoleto, Italy). Our Existere book is in the Tate special book collection (UK), the Henry Moore Institute (UK) and Chelsea College of Art & Design library’s special book collection (UK).