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Mat Collishaw

 
 
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Mat Collishaw’s (b 1966) art envelops us in a twilight world poised between the alluring and the revolting, the familiar and the shocking, the poetic and the morbid. With a visual language embracing diverse media, the beauty of he’s work draws us in – seductive, captivating, hypnotic – only to more forcefully repel us as we perceive the darker fantasies within. Repulsion triggered not by what we see, but by our innate response to it."

 
   
Works chronology  
   
sordid earth  
     
Essays  
 
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BIOGRAPHY
1966 Born, Nottingham, UK
1986
Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, UK
1989 B.F.A. Goldsmith's College, University of London, London, UK
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Whispering Weeds, Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
2010 Last Meal on Death Row, Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
Magic Lantern, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Shooting Stars & The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Void Gallery, Derry, IR
Creation Condemned, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Modern Pastimes (curated by Danilo Eccher), FaMa Gallery, Verona, IT
Superveillance, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT
Outcasts, Chiostro del Commendatore, Borgo Santa Spirito, Rome, IT
Retrospectre, British Film Institute, London, UK
2009 Submission, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, DE Hysteria (curated by James Putnam), Freud Museum, London, UK
Nebulaphobia, Unosunove Rome, Rome, IT
2008 Mat Collishaw: Shooting Stars, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Mat Collishaw. Deliverance, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
Deliverance, Spring Projects, collaboration with the Fashion in Film Festival 2008, London, UK Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
2006 Buenas Noches, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT
2005 Capillary Action, Anne Faggionato, London, UK No One Is Innocent, Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich, DE
Mat Collishaw, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK
2004 Mat Collishaw, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH Mat Collishaw, Art & Public, Geneva, CH
Mat Collishaw, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
2003 Mat Collishaw, Modern Art, London, UK
Retinal Stain, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, FR
2002 Mat Collishaw, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, FR
Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT
2001 Mat Collishaw, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
Mat Collishaw, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
New Works, Modern Art, London, UK
Ultra Violet Baby, 4-day film screening, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK
Mat Collishaw, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, US
Lux Gallery, London, part of the 2001 Pandaemonium Film Festival, UK
2000 Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT
Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
1999 Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, IT
Flesheaters, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
1998 Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, US
Anne Faggionato, London, UK (with Damien Hirst)
1997 Ideal Boys, Ridinghouse Editions, London, UK Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
Ideal Boys, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT Duty Free Spirits, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1996 Control Freaks, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
Statements, Galerie Analix, Art 27’96, Basel, CH
1995 Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL (with Danielle Kwaaital)
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK (in collaboration with Thomas Dane)
Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
1994 Idol Hours, Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, US (organised by Cohen Gallery)
The Eclipse of Venus, No. 20 Glasshouse Street, London, UK
1993 Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT
Galerie Analix, Geneva, CH Centre d’Art Contemporain, Martigny, FR
1992 Cohen Gallery, New York, US
1990 Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK
Riverside Studios, London, UK
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Memories of the Future, The Olbricht Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, FR
Viel Lärm um Alles – Barockes in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Haus für Kunst, Uri, CH
12th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, TK
Sordid Earth, as part of Ron Arad’s Curtain Call project, Roundhouse, London, UK
House of Beasts, Attingham Park, organised through Meadow Arts, National Trust, UK
Otherwordly – Optical Delusions and Small Realities, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US
2010 La Forêt de mon rêve, Galerie d’Art du Conseil Général des Bouches – du-Rhône Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en- Provence, FR
Locus Solus, Benaki Museum, Athens, GR
Extraordinary Measures, Belsay Castle, Northumbria, UK
Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin & Paula Rego, Foundling Museum, London, UK
2009 Distortion, curated by James Putnam, Gervasuti Foundation, Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
2007 Les Fleurs du Mal, Arcos Sannio Contemporary Art Museum, Benevento, IT
Mat Collishaw, Anthony Goicolea, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, CH
The Tempest – Mat Collishaw and Paul Fryer, curated by James Putnam, Venice Biennale, The Gervasuti Foundation, Venice, IT
Reconstruction # 2, curated by Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst & Elliot McDonald, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK
1:1.000.000.000, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT
Naturalia, Unosunove, Rome, IT
2006 Into Me / Out of Me, Kunstwerke, Berlin, DE
In the Darkest Hours There May Be Light, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Into Me / Out of Me, MoMA PS1, Long Island, US
People. Volti, corpi e segni contemporanei dalla collezione di Ernesto Esposito (curated by Edoardo Cicelyn et Mario Codognato) MADRE – Museo d’arte Donna Regina, Naples, IT
What Makes You and I Different, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Solitude, Upstairs, Berlin, DE
Hansome (curated by Barbara Polla), Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
2005 Controlled, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
The Parabole Show, Grimm/Rosenfeld, Berlin, DE
Fifty One Celebrates Five Years, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, DE
Collecion Helga de Alvear, Museo Extremeno & Iberoamericano, Badajoz, ES Fragile, Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
2004 Rose c’est la vie. On Flowers in Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL
New Blood, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Art of the Garden, Tate Britain, London, UK
Artmania! Art and the World of Plants, Sunderland Museum, Sunderland, UK
I, Assassin, Walspace Art Space, New York, US
2003 Narcissus, CRAC Alsace, Altkirsch, FR
2002
New Religious Art, curated by Neal Brown, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
The Passing (curated by Charlotte Schepke), Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, ES
Penetration (curated by Mark Fletcher), Friederich Petzel Gallery, New York, US
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
Tableaux Vivants: Living Pictures and Attitudes in Photography, Film and Video, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, DE
Screen, Ashcroft Arts Centre, national touring exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery for the Arts Council of England, UK
Mirroring Evil / Nazi Imagery in Recent Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, US
Nausea, Diannogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK
At Sea, Sainsbury Centre, UEA, Norwich, organised by Tate Liverpool, UK
At Sea, Tate Liverpool, UK
Penetration, Friederich Petzel Gallery, New York; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
2001 Asylum: Mat Collishaw, Inside Space at Selfridges, London, UK
Sacred and Profane, A Sheffield Galleries & Museum Trust Touring Exhibition, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Double Vision, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, DE
Electronic Maple: Human Language and Digital Culture in Contemporary Art, New York Centre for Media Arts, New York, US
Mat Collishaw, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London, UK
Exhibition of digital art, in association with the BBC, Lux Gallery, London, UK
SV, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, US
Remnant, Hunter College/ Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York, US
2000 Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1000+1 Nacht, Landesmuseum, Linz, DE
Psycho, Art and Anatomy, curated by Danny Moynihan, Anne Faggionato, London, UK
Bierfest 2000, VTO, London, UK
And she will have your eyes…, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH
Anna & Bernhard Blume, Sophie Calle, Mat Collishaw, Jim Dine, Flor Garduño & Candida Höfer, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, US Sex & the British, curated by Max Wigram and Norman Rosenthal, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FR
Flower Show, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
Lisson Gallery in Covent Garden, London, UK
Point of View: Works from a Private Collection, Richard Salmon, London, UK
Potent Present, CCAC Institute, Logan Galleries, San Francisco, US
Petty Crimes, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
From a Distance: Approaching Landscape, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US
Small Worlds: The Diorama in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, US
1999 Claustrophobia, Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, UK
EXTRAetORDINAIRE, Printemps de Cahors, FR
Chiva[s]ynergies/art: Moving Image, Museo de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR
The Flower Show: Flowers in Art in the 20th Century, Harewood House, Leeds, UK
The Edge of Awareness – Al Limite della Coscienza, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT; Tea Factory, Liverpool, UK,
This Other World of Ours, TV Gallery, Moscow, RU Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century Vision, Hayward Gallery, London; Middlesborough Art Gallery; IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, UK
LA International, Chac-Mool Contemporary Fine Art, West Hollywood, US, in collaboration with Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Flower Show, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Dimension Variable, The Ludwig Museum Budapest – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, HU
Now It’s My Turn to Scream, Works by Contemporary British Artists from the Logan Collection, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, US
Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection (curated by Norman Rosenthal and Charles Saatchi), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, US
Art Lovers, curated by Marcia Fortes, TRACEY, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, UK
1998 Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century Vision, touring exhibition: The Minority Art Gallery, Colchester, UK; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Middlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesborough, UK; IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK; UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Centre, Los Angeles, US
Close Echoes, City Gallery, Prague, touring to Kunsthalle Krems, AT
Exterminating Angel, Galerie Guislaine Hussenot, Paris, FR
Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, Japanese Museum Tour, 1989-99, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art, traveling to Fukoka City Art Museum; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art; Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, JP
London Calling, British Art School in Rome, Rome, IT
Public Body & Artificial Space, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, AT
The Edge of Awareness (curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg), MoMA PS1, New York, US
Then and Now, Lisson Galery, London, UK
Bad Habits, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, ES
Animation, LEA, London Electronic Arts, London, UK
Claustrophobia, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK, travelling to Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesborough, UK; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Dundee Contemporary Art, Cartwright Hall, Bradsford, UK; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Centre for Visual Art, Cardiff, UK
Precursor, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
Shrunken Heads, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, UK
1997 Other men’s flower (curated by Joshua Compton), British Art School in Rome, IT
Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, touring to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU; City Gallery, Wellington, NZ
Urban Legends, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden Baden, DE
Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection (curated by Norman Rosenthal and Charles Saatchi), Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
The Citybank Private Bank Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Full House: Young British Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE
Private Face – Urban Space: A New Generation of Artists from Britain, Gasworks, Athens, GR
London Live, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE
Screen, Anne Faggionato, London, UK
A print portfolio from London, Alte Gerhardsen, Oslo, NO
Live/Life, Fundaçao des Descobertes, Lisbon, PT
1996 On Line Media, Graaf van Vlaanderenplein, Gent, BE
Fernbedienung/Does television informs the way art is made, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, AT
Hide and Seek (curated by Ami Barak), Jerusalem, IL
Exchanging Interiors (curated by Manuela Klerkx), Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL
Live/Life (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR
Figure to Object, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Summer Show, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
Human Technology, Revolution, Ferndale, UK
Digital Gardens, Power Plant, Toronto, CA
The Inner Eye (curated by Mariner Warmer), Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
P.A.D.T., Thames, London, UK
Drawings, Karsten Schubert Ltd, London, UK
Comme un Oiseau, Fondation Cartier, Paris, FR
Statement & Video Forum, Art 27’96; Galerie Analix Basel, CH
Manifesta, Natural History Museum, Rotterdam, NL
Hybrids, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
Some Drawings from London, Kate Bernard, London, UK
Push Ups (curated by Emily Tsingou), The Factory, Ergostasio, Fine Art School, Athens, GR
Birds: Art and Science, two creative energies confronting each other (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Carolyn Christov Bakargiev), Zerynthia, Rome, IT
Kindom of Flora, Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, US
More Than Real, Palazzo Reale, Caserta, UK (organised by Galleria Raucci/Santamaria and Massimo Sgroi)
The British Art Show IV, organised by the Hayward Gallery for the Arts, Council of England, travelling to Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK; May – July: Cardiff, UK
1995 The British Art Show IV, organised by the Hayward Gallery for the Arts, Council of England, UK travelling to Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, UK; Edinburgh, UK; Cardiff, UK Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
The Fourth Istanbul Biennial, Art and Culture Foundation (curated by René Block), Istanbul, TK
Le mille e una volta, Mostra Colettiva di Contenuto Favolistico (curated by Laura Cherubini and Giacinto di Pietrantonio), Galleria di Arte Moderna e Contemporane, Repubblica di San Marino, San Marino, IT
Konrad Lorenz’s Duck (curated by Paola Piccato), Ex Lanificio Bona, Carignano, Turin, IT
2 x 2 , 4 for 4, Karaoke (curated by Georg Herold), South London Gallery, London, UK
Brilliant! New Art from London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, travelling to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US
Brill: work on paper by “Brilliant!” artists, Montgomery Glassoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, US
Oltre la normalità concentrica (curated by Gianni Romano), Palazzo Da Zara, Padua, IT
Wild Walls, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Hardcore II, Factual Nonsense, London, UK
Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Dialogues de Paix (50th ONU anniversary) (curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg), United Nations, Geneva, CH; touring exhibition travelling to MoMA PS1, New York, US; Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT
Minky Manky (curated by Carl Friedman), South London Gallery, London, UK
Other Men’s Flowers (curated by Joshua Compton), Ice Box, Athens, GR
On Site Project, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
1994 Corpus Delicti-London in the 90's, Kunstforeningen Copenhagen, BE
Purple 8 ½ (curated by Purple Prose, Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm), Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, FR
Institute for Cultural Anxiety, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Nature Morte: Mat Collishaw, Damien Hirst, Stephen Murphy, Julie Roberts, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
Winter of Love (curated by Elein Fleiss, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Bernard Joisten, Jean-Luc Vilmouth and Olivier Zahm) MOMA PS1, New York, US
Incertaine Identité, Galerie Analix, Geneva, CH
Soggetto-Soggetto, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, IT
Ars Lux, touring exhibition (curated by Roberto Daolio, Giacinto di Pierantonio, Silvia Grandi, Gabriele Peretta, Roberto Pinto, Gianni Romano and Marco Senaldi), IT
Rien à Signaler (curated by Gianni Romano), Galerie Analix, Geneva, CH
Hellraiser (curated by Stefano Jermini), Monte Carasso, CH
Not Self-portrait, Karsten Schubert Ltd, London, UK
Nature Morte, Mat Collishaw, Damien Hirst, Stephen Murphy, Julie Roberts, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
L’Hiver de l’amour (curated by Elein Fleiss, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Bernard Joisten, Jean-Luc Vilmouth and Olivier Zah), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR
1993 Displace, Cohen Gallery, New York, US Aperto ’93, XLV Venice Biennial, Venice, IT
The Ebb Tide Shell Gathering, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Martigny, FR
Changing I Dense Cities, Shedhalle, Zurich, CH
1992 Under Thirty, Galerie Metropol, Vienna, AT
Twenty Fragile Pieces (curated by Gianni Romano), Galerie Analix, Geneva, CH
Exhibit A, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Collishaw, Fairhurst, Lane, Via Farini, Milan, IT
1991 Stillstand Switches, Shedhalle, Zurich, CH
1990 Modern Medicine, Building One, London, UK A group Show, Karsten Schubert Ltd, London, UK
1989 Ghost Photography: The Illusion of the Visible (curated by Stella Santacatterina), touring exhibition, IT
1988 Freeze (curated by Damien Hirst), Surrey Docks, London, UK