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Projects

  • 2017
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    OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project August 28 – September 17, 2017
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    Independent New York

    Problem Guitars March 2 – 5, 2017
  • 2016
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    MEMORIAL September 8, 2016 – February 12, 2017

Exhibitions

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Biography

David Shrigley

  • 1968

    Born in Macclesfield, UK

  • 1988-91

    Studied at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, BA Fine Art

    Lives and works in Devon, England

  •  

    Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Laughterhouse, DESTE, Hydra, Greece
    Life Model II
    , Fabrica, Brighton, UK

  • 2017

    Lose Your Mind, Art Tower Mito, Japan
    Memorial, The Fields Sculpture Park, OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, NY
    Skip Gallery, London, UK
    Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
    Lose Your Mind
    , CoCA, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Problem Guitars, Anton Kern Gallery, Independent New York, NY

  • 2016

    Really Good, Fourth Plinth, London, UK
    Life Model II, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
    MEMORIAL, Public Art Fund, Central Park, New York
    Lose Your Mind, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Quina Normal, Santiago, Chile
    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
    Song for the Rat, BQ, Berlin, Germany
    COLOURFUL WORKS ON PAPER, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2015

    Lose Your Mind, British Council, Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico [cat.]
    David Shrigley, La Batie, Festival de Geneve, Bibliotheque Municipale De La Cite, Geneva, Switzerland
    Light Switch, Glow Winter Arts Festival, Third Drawer Down, Melbourne, Australia
    David Shrigley, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
    Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2014

    Life and Life Drawing, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (through March 2015)
    Life Model, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    David Shrigley at Sketch, Sketch, London, UK
    Drawing, Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany
    Life Model, The Young Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
    The Peanut Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Turner Prize Exhibition, Ebrington, Derry-Londonderry, Ebrington, Ireland
    Signs, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Big Shoes, BQ, Berlin, Germany

  • 2012

    Animations, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bradford 1 Gallery, Bradford, UK
    HOW ARE YOU FEELING?, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, UK
    High Line Art (commissioned billboard), New York, NY
    Arms Fayre, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK  
    Brain Activity, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
    Brain Activity, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
    Beginning, Middle and End, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Drawings, Mumbai Art Room, Pipewala Building, Mumbai, India

  • 2011

    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
    Animate, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
    BQ, Berlin, Germany
    Insects, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2010

    I am not very good at drawing women, so I end up drawing a lot of deformed men, M-Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    David Shrigley at Kelvingrove, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

  • 2009

    Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
    Mainz Kunsthalle, Mainz, Germany
    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2008

    BQ, Cologne, Germany
    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monotypes, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
    Corroborative Paintings (with Jonathan Monk), Galeria Estrany, Barcelona, Spain
    David Shrigley, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

  • 2007

    Monotypes, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweeden
    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

  • 2006

    Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Drawings, The Journal, New York, NY
    Fish, Frogs, Men, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland

  • 2005

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Photographs With Text On Them, BQ, Cologne, Germany

  • 2004

    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
    Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland

  • 2003

    BQ, Cologne, Germany
    Platform Art, Billboard Commission, London, UK
    Kunsthaus Zürich, Project Space, Zürich, Switzerland
    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2002

    Camden Arts Centre, London, travelling to Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, UK
    Musee de A’rt Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
    UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    FRAC, Bretagne, France

  • 2001

    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
    CCS Bard Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

  • 1998

    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
    Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 1997

    CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
    Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
    Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK

  • 1996

    Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Ireland
    The Contents of the Gap..., Luxus Cont.e.V, Glasgow, UK

  • 1995

    Mao of the Sewer, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

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    Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Summer Exhibition 2018, organized by Grayson Perry, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
    One Missing Sock After Doing Laundry, Curated by Giulia Colletti, The Art Laundrette, Glasgow, Scotland [cat.]
    Artists who make music Musicians who make art, A curatorial project with Ross Sinclair, Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow
    TYPE, Hang-Up Gallery, London, UK, March 16 - May 6, 2018 (group)

  • 2017

    HDTS 2017, High Desert Test Sites, curated by Aram Moshayedi and Sohrab Mohebbi, Joshua Tree, CA
    We Are Not Alone, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
    Folkstone Triennial
    , Kent, UK
    Bristle: Hair & Hegemony, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
    Perfectly Concocted Context
    , curated by Jonathan Monk, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
    Duet with artist: Participation as an artistic principle
    , Gruppenausstellung Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
    THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER
    , The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
    Push Play, Independent Curators International, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • 2016

    Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    Push Play, Independent Curators International, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY
    Problem in Toulouse, Spring in September Toulouse Festival, France
    FOUND, The Foundling Museum, London, UK
    Seeing Round Corners, Turning Contemporary, Margate, UK
    Push Play, Independent Curators International, The Rooms, Provincial Art Gallery Division, St. John's, NL, Canada
    Prix Canson 2016, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
    The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to the Present, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
    City Lights, Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (Mima), Brussels, Belgium
    The Natural Order of Things, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
    It’s Only Castles Burning, Station Gallery, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
    Push Play, Independent Curators International, Museum London, London, ON, Canada
    Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY

  • 2015

    The mule and the ugly, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
    London by Design, London Transport Museum, London, UK
    Devils In The Making: Glasgow School of Art & The Collection, The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK
    Modern life, La Biennale de Lyon 2015, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
    Eyes on the Prize, The Travelling Gallery, Various cities, Scotland
    Freedom Culture, curated by Graham Collins, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York
    Curator’s Series #8. All of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm, David Robert’s Art Foundation, London, UK
    Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman, London, UK
    Free Play, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada
    Drawing Now: 2015, Albertina Gallery, Vienna, Austria
    1984-1999. The Decade, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
    RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION, The House of St. Barnabas, London       

  • 2014

    Early Man, The Hole, New York, NY
    More Than This, Andrew Witkin, David Shrigley, Erik Hanson, Michelle Vaughan, Nancy Handler, Sarah Reynolds, Sophie Calle, Theodore:Art, Brooklyn, New York
    ARCHIVE FEVER! Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
    A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…, Landshuter Strasse 49, Mainburg, Germany
    Reclaimed: The Second Life of Sculpture, The Briggait, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
    Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
    Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 2013

    Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
    Turquoise Heid, Traveling Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Danish and International Art after 1900, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, København K, Demark
    SUPER Visions - Drawing and Being, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
    Sous influences, arts plastiques et psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
    Language Games. An Introduction to The Art of Our Times, Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
    Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, NY
    The Cat Show, White Columns, New York, NY
    Lightness of Being, City Hall Park, New York, NY
    Pataphysics, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
    Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition, London, UK
    The System of Objects, DESTE Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
    Five British Artists, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Subversive Design, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton, UK

  • 2012

    Funny, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
    Musique Plastique, agnès b. gallery boutique, New York, NY
    Mothers, Contemporary Art Space Chester, Chester, UK
    Zoo, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada [Cat.]
    Things Beyond Our Control, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
    Adventureland Golf, Nova Festival of Arts and Music, London, UK
    Language Games. An Introduction to The Art of Our Times, Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
    SUPER Visions - Drawing and Being, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
    Danish and International Art after 1900, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, København K, Demark
    Sous influences, arts plastiques et psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
    The Art of the Joke, V1 Gallery, Denmark/Copenhagen/Vesterbro, Curated by: Kathy Grayson
    Moral Holiday, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
    A Parliament of Lines, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK

  • 2011

    Relax in Peace, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland [Cat.]
    Ceramic Connections: Wales & Scotland, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales, UK
    You Seem the Same as Always, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland
    Clap, Hessel Museum of Art, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY
    The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility, The Kitchen, Ney York, NY
    Odd Size, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Landings: Re-Viewing the World, Spacex, Exeter, UK

  • 2010

    Facemaker, Royal/T, Culver City, CA
    Nothing is Forever, South London Gallery, London, UK
    A Sense of Humor, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
    Hertie Querty, Gallery of Modern Art – Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Nothing is Forever, South London Gallery, London, UK
    Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London, UK

  • 2009

    Born in the Morning. Dead by Night, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, NY
    Slightly Unbalanced, Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University, Ontario, Canada
    Consider the Lobster (w/Rachel Harrison), Bard College, Annadale-on-the-Hudson, NY
    Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Connected Things Collected, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany
    Individualdiagnose, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland
    Animated, Centre d´Art Bastille, Grenoble
    LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter (1976-2009), Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
    BLACK HOLE, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx / Mallorca, Spain

  • 2008

    Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Life on Mars:  55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Ready Made, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
    Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
    Slightly Unbalanced, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
    WAS - “overkill”, WONDERLAND, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Lots Of Things Like This // Dave Eggers, apexart, New York, NY
    READY MADE, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
    Interludi, ESTRANY DE LA MOTA, Barcelona, Spain
    FUCK YOU HUMAN, Maribel Lopez Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    FUNNY NOT FUNNY, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2007

    J’ embrasse pas, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
    Autopsie unseres Umgangs mit Toten, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
    Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, UK
    Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London, UK
    Momentary Momentum, Parasol Unit foundation for contemporary art, London
    The Paper Sculptur Show, Austin Museum of Art, TX, travelling to Sculpture Center, Long Island; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; The Contemporary, Atlanta; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
    To The Wall, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
    Animations: Nathalie Djurberg, Brent Green, David Shrigley, Chris Shepherd, Arthouse Texas, Austin, TX
    Paper Trails, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Art Protects, Yvon  Lambert, Paris, France

  • 2006

    Six Feet Under, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
    Defamation of Character, PS1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY
    Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires, Ancient & Modern, London, UK

  • 2005

    Drawings: A-Z, Funchal, Portugal
    The Seed Market, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2004

    Seeing Other People, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY, USA
    State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
    Britannia Works, Athens, Greece

  • 2003

    the Unhomely, Kettle’s Yard, Cabridge, UK
    The Cat Show, Acme, Los Angeles, CA
    Knockabout, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
    The Square Show, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK

  • 2002

    Gags and Slapstick in Contemporary Art, CCAC Institute, San Francisco, CA
    Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
    out off bounds: works on paper, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
    Gymnasion, Bergenz Kunstverein, Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bergenz, curated by Wolfgang Fetz and Peter Lewis
    Open Country, Contemporary Scottish Artists, Le Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland
    The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations:  Recent British Art and Photography, Consejéria de Cultura, Madrid, Spain

  • 2000

    The British Art Show 5, Edinburgh and touring to Southampton, Cardiff, and Birmingham [cat.]
    Becks Futures, ICA, London, UK touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester and CCA [cat.]
    One in the Other, London, UK (with Ewan Gibbs)
    Personal History, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
    Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, and touring [cat.]

  • 1999

    Bildung-information, communication and didactics in contemporary fine arts, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
    Getting the Corners, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    Shopping, London, UK; organised by FAT
    GREEN, Exedra (Foundation for Contemporary Art), Hilversum, The Netherlands
    Plug In, Salon 3, London, UK
    Word enough to save a life, Word enough to take a life, curated by Simon Morissey, Clare College Mission Church, London, UK
    Common People, British Art between Phenomeon and Reality, Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo per L’arte, Turin, Italy; curated by Francesco Bonami
    Waste Management, curated by Christina Ritchie, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
    Free Coke, Greene/Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
    Ainsi de suite 3 (deuxième partie), curated by Florence Derieux, Sète, France

  • 1998

    Surfacing – Contemporary Drawing, ICA, London, UK
    Matthew Benedict, Yves Chaudouët, Anne-Marie Schneider and David Shrigley, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
    Real Life, Galeria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy; curated by Lotta Hammer
    Young Scene, Secession, Vienna, Austria
    Habitat, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia

  • 1997

    Blueprint, de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Tales of The City, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
    Young British Photography, Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany
    Caldas Biennale, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
    About Life in the Periphery, Wacke Kunst, Darmstadt, Germany
    Appetizer, Free Parking, Toronto, Canada
    Slight, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK
    Biscuit Barrel, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans, UK

  • 1996

    Sarah Staton Superstore, Up & Co, New York, USA
    Absolut Blue and White, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK
    The Unbelievable Truth, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Tramway, Glasgow, UK
    Fucking Biscuits and Other Drawings, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Big Girl/Little Girl, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
    White Hysteria, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Australia
    Toons, Gallerie Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Upset, James Colman Fine Art, London, UK

  • 1995

    Scottish Autumn, Bartok 23 Galeria, Budapest, Hungary

  • 1994

    Some of My Friends, Gallerie Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark
    New Art in Scotland, CCA, Glasgow

  • 1992

    In Here, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

 
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