Nick Relph

Artist-designed, charitable donation boxes are installed throughout the fair 

Nick Relph invites a number of artists to design and build donation boxes for a charity or institution of their choosing, which are installed throughout the fair, encouraging the visiting public to donate. At the end of the fair, the boxes themselves and the money raised are given to the chosen charities.

As a public display of physical cash and relative modesty, the project provides a contrast with the amounts of ‘invisible’ money that is exchanged at the fair, and an opportunity for the artists involved to consider their work in a new context. 

Nick Relph (b. 1979) is a British artist based in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include: Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (2010). Recent solo exhibitions with Oliver Payne include: John Kobal New Work Award, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009) and Serpentine Gallery, London (2005). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘The Page’, Kimmerich, New York, (2010). Recent group exhibitions with Oliver Payne include: Yokohama Trienniale (2008); ‘Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now’, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston and ‘The Artist and the Computer’, Museum of Modern Art, New York (both 2007); and Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2006).