© Simon Coates 2019

work

selected exhibitions

2019

- Sightlines exhibition, Central Tunis gallery, Tunisia (as Ubu Kung) 

- Mobile Lantern film festival, Milwaukee, US (as Ubu Kung)
- destruktiva festival, AZ Mülheim in Germany (as Ubu Kung)

2018


- Exeter Art Week, Bomb Factory Film Festival, Exeter, UK. 

2017


- BINNAR Arts Festival, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal 

- Electroacoustic Music Festival OUA, Osaka, Japan

- The Sound of Memory, Whitechapel Gallery/Goldsmiths College, London, UK
- FAS Sound Art Festival, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq  
- ToBeContinued 2017 International 24 hour experimental music concert

2016

- Connect the Dots, Sheffield, UK
- Paratissima 2016 Art Fair, Turin, Italy
- Radiophrenia, Glasgow, UK
- Artist Film Festival, Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London, UK
- Dronestruck sound art exhibition,  Hamline University, Minnesota, USA
- Cairotronica Festival, Cairo, Egypt
- Audioblast Festival, Nantes, France
- The Listening Booth project (as A Taxi For My Uncle), London, UK 

2015

- Safina Radio Project (as A Taxi For My Uncle), Dubai/Venice Biennale
- Radiophrenia (as A Taxi For My Uncle), Glasgow, UK

2014

- PNEM Soundart Festival (as A Taxi For My Uncle), Uden, Holland

2013

- Noise & Whispers, GV Gallery, London
- Bodied Spaces (film collaboration with Sara Al Haddad), Art Claims Impulse Gallery, Berlin
- The 01 Video Art Review Tour, various venues, Poland
- The Next Resistance (film collaboration with Sara Al Haddad) FIVAC Film Festival, Camaguey, Cuba
- Hybrid Identities (film collaboration with Sara Al Haddad). Edinburgh, UK

2012

- PNEM Soundart Festival, Uden, Netherlands
- CINETORO Festival, Toro/Pereira, Colombia 
- Museum of Virulent Experience, Conway Hall, London, UK  
- Bound/Unbound, JLima Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
- Billboard Art Project, Albany, NY, USA
- RadiaLX Radio Art Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
- Commonist Gallery, Leeds, UK
- BEAM Festival, Uxbridge, UK
- IVAHM International Video Festival, Madrid, Spain
- KoPAS, Sound Art Performance Night, Seoul, South Korea
- Magmart International Videoart Festival 2012, Naples, Italy

2011

- Holding the Locust - joint exhibition with Ephrem Solomon, Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- Artist In Residence, Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE

- Project Works 2010-2011, The Rotational Gallery, DUCTAC, Dubai, UAE
- Squash Box, Heel Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK
- Recession, Work Progress Collective, New York, USA
- Artist In Residence, SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2010

- Sleeping Runners, Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
- BHVU Winter Open - Stoke Newington, London, UK

curated and produced

2019

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Guest Projects residency at Yinka Shonibare's London studio

2018


- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Live In London (at the Green Rooms, Wood Green)
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East LIVE, Fringe Arts Bath Festival (Bath, UK)
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Live In London (at the Landor_Space, Clapham)

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Live In London (at The Others, Stoke Newington)

2017

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Live In London (at IKLECTIK, Waterloo)

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East - London Debut (at IKLECTIK, Waterloo) 
Mode, Modem, Modus - three online exhibitions curated for Google Arts & Culture in partnership with UK charity Sound and Music
- Fully Booked artist book exhibition - curated selection of Middle East sound/experimental music videos. Dubai, UAE

2016

- Other Worlds Music Film Festival - curated selection of Middle East sound/experimental music videos. UK
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East on Al Noor, Sharjah, UAE
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East at Other Worlds Festival, UK
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East at Quoz Arts Festival, Dubai, UAE

2015

- commissioned artwork: Jonny Farrow Sous Les Paves Le Plage, Dubai, UAE
- Cairo Video Festival Highlights, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE 

2014

- Giorgio Moroder's Pyramid, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- Jeremy Deller - English Magic, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- Luma - Art In Film, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- Praxis - An Exhibition On Drawing, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE

- Pan Arabia Enquirer - Dalai Lama in Bananarama Karama Shawarma Drama: A Retrospective, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- peace in an open space, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE

2013

- commissioned artwork: Vikram Divecha Reclaimed Void, Dubai, UAE

writing

2018

- guest editor for the month of April for The Sampler (UK Arts Council-backed new music website) 

2016

- Bringing the Noise: The Early Days of Sound Art in the UAE - Contemporary Practices magazine article - Spring/Summer issue
- A Tale of Two Cities: The Dubai and Abu Dhabi Art Scenes - Contemporary Practices magazine article - Spring/Summer issue
- Sara Al Haddad artist interview/profile (Sara Al Haddad - Into Orbit) Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Spring issue

2015


- Edward Sutcliffe artist interview/profile (Copying and the Compton Cricket Club) - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Sept issue
- UAE: Unlimited Arab Exploration: group art exhibition in Dubai curated by Mohammed Kazem and Cristiani de Marchi - Forward Voice and the Potency of Art: exhibition catalogue essay 


2014


- Giorgio Moroder’s Pyramid: group art exhibition in Dubai - exhibition catalogue essay
- Artist profile: Cristiana de Marchi - Contemporary Practices magazine - Spring issue
- peace in an open space: group art exhibition in Dubai - exhibition catalogue essay


2013


- Sound art article (Vipralambha: Union Through Separation) - Guernica website - July 
- Arcadia Blank artist interview/profile (The Medium and the Message) - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Summer issue
- Tectonic: The Moving Museum – Dubai group exhibition review - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Spring issue
- Sara Al Haddad artist interview/profile (Sara Al Haddad: Artist In Progress) - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Winter issue

2012

- Sound art in the UAE article (Renegade Soundwaves) - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Winter issue

1995 – 2010

- Articles and reviews for bbc.co.uk, The Face, TOUCH and Blues & Soul. 

discography / playlists

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Instruments of the State - 2018 (as Ubu Kung)
- Stray Landings - Tse Tse Fly Middle East mix
- The Attic Podcast - Tse Tse Fly Middle East playlist 
- Simon Coates Jebel Hafeet - 2017 - digital track - Linear Obsessional label compilation A View From A Hill
- Simon Coates Wham Bang Boogie - 2017 - digital/tape - Concrete Tapes label compilation Red Flag
- Simon Coates Discipline (For Voices) - 2017 - digital track - GimpGash label compilation Motel
- Visqueen Breaths From X - 2017 - digital track - IFAR Musique Concrète label compilation Melodies of Noise Substrates
- A Taxi For My Uncle Bright Marsa Sun - 2017 - digital album - Tse Tse Fly Records
- A Taxi For My Uncle Hesperus - 2017 - digital album - Tse Tse Fly Records
- Simon Coates Project Works: 2013 - 2015 - 2017 - digital album - Tse Tse Fly Records 
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Easy Listening Vol.1 - 2016 - Must Die Records (as Simon Coates and Visqueen)  
- Visqueen Live in Dubai: September 2016 - 2016 - digital E.P. - Tse Tse Fly Records
- Visqueen Downers - 2016 - digital track - Xernex label compilation XE40 Into Hidden Visions 
- A Taxi For My Uncle Life - 2016 - digital track - ATTN Magazine compilation BRINK
- A Taxi For My Uncle Death - 2016 - digital track - ATTN Magazine compilation BRINK
- A Taxi For My Uncle We Sent Out A Search Party But Couldn't Find It - 2016 - digital track - Sun Monolith label compilation Sun Heard II
- Simon Coates Fit Not Fury - 2016 - digital track - Footslane Records label compilation V/A Vol.1