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Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George (b. 1943, San Martin de Tor, Italy & 1942, Plymouth, United Kingdom) met in 1967 in art school at Saint Martin’s, where they first developed their signature form of “living sculptures” by walking around the streets of London, their heads and hands coated with multicolor metallic powders. Since then, they have been living and working together, their individual identities subsumed into a vision of animate sculpture, becoming representations of the universal human condition, a central theme in their work. Their embrace of video technology, along with their well-known photo-collage works, allowed Gilbert & George to extend their living sculptures beyond a particular time and place and broadcast their art to wider audiences, establishing their motto of “art for all.”

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Gilbert & George (b. 1943, San Martin de Tor, Italy & 1942, Plymouth, United Kingdom) met in 1967 in art school at Saint Martin’s, where they first developed their signature form of “living sculptures” by walking around the streets of London, their heads and hands coated with multicolor metallic powders. Since then, they have been living and working together, their individual identities subsumed into a vision of animate sculpture, becoming representations of the universal human condition, a central theme in their work. Their embrace of video technology, along with their well-known photo-collage works, allowed Gilbert & George to extend their living sculptures beyond a particular time and place and broadcast their art to wider audiences, establishing their motto of “art for all.”

Shortly after art school, they moved to London’s East End, then a bustling immigrant and working-class neighborhood, which has served as their home and studio for almost 50 years. Their changing neighborhood, which has become a gentrified creative center, has significantly influenced their work. The artists often appear in their work as witnesses to life unfolding in the sociopolitical and urban conditions of this area. Through imagery specific to London and the East End in particular, Gilbert & George create an ongoing portrait of the city that includes street signs, ginkgo trees, graffiti, postering, and gum-stained sidewalks.

Gilbert & George received their BFAs at the Munich Academy of Art, Germany, and Oxford Art School, United Kingdom, respectively, and received their MFAs from Saint Martin’s School of Art in London, where they met in 1967. Recent solo exhibitions of their work have been organized at Helsinki Art Museum, Finland (2018); LUMA Arles, France (2018); The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary (2017); Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia (2016); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (2014); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (2011); Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Poland (2011); Kröller-Müller Museum, the Netherlands (2010); the de Young, San Francisco (2008), Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (2008), Brooklyn Museum, New York (2008); and Tate Modern, London (2007). Select group exhibitions featuring their work include The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017); Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York (2016); A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, ICA London (2013); Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012); ARTandPRESS, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2012); The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture 1839 to today, Kunsthaus Zurich (2011); BP British Art Displays 1500-2009, Tate Britain, London (2009); and Passports: Great Early Buys from the British Council Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009). Their work is in numerous international public and private collections, including Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Istanbul Modern, Turkey; Magasin III, Stockholm, Sweden; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Tate Gallery, London.

Gilbert & George have received honorary doctorates of art from Plymouth University, United Kingdom (2013); Open University, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (2012); University of East London (2010); and London Metropolitan University (2008). They have received numerous awards, including the South Bank Award, London, and The Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award, Florence, both in 2007; the Special International Award, Los Angeles, in 1989, and most notably, the Turner Prize, London, in 1986.

Artworks

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BEARDNEST, 2016

RELATED CATEGORIES

Animate Sculpture / Art for All / Living Sculpture / London / Mixed Media / Performance / Photographic Collage / Photography / Socio-political Issues / United Kingdom / Universal Human Condition / Urban Issues

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • Gilbert: Wolkenstein School of Art, Hallein School of Art, Munich Academy of Art, Munich, Germany, and St Martin's School of Art, London United Kingdom

  • George: Dartington Adult Education Centre, Dartington Hall College of Art, Oxford Art School, and St Martin's School of Art, London United Kingdom

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Gilbert & George: THE BEARD PICTURES, Lehmann Maupin, Seoul, Korea

  • Gilbert & George: THE BEARD PICTURES, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Gridology, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

  • 2017

    DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWIMS, MITADES, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

  • 2016

    Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York, NY

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Education

  • Gilbert: Wolkenstein School of Art, Hallein School of Art, Munich Academy of Art, Munich, Germany, and St Martin's School of Art, London United Kingdom

  • George: Dartington Adult Education Centre, Dartington Hall College of Art, Oxford Art School, and St Martin's School of Art, London United Kingdom

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Gilbert & George: THE BEARD PICTURES, Lehmann Maupin, Seoul, Korea

  • Gilbert & George: THE BEARD PICTURES, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • 2018

    Gilbert & George: THE MAJOR EXHIBITION, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

  • Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition (1971 – 2016), LUMA Arles, Arles, Frances

  • Artist Room: Gilbert & George, Brighton Museum, Brighton, UK

  • SCAPEGOATING PICTURES, The MAC Belfast, Belfast, Ireland

  • The Beard Pictures, Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

  • 2017

    The Beard Pictures, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY; Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium; White Cube, London, England; Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli, Italy; Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

  • The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting, Lévy Gorvy, London, United Kingdom

  • Scapegoating Pictures for Budapest, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

  • Scapegoating Pictures, St. Matthew Foundation, Berlin, Germany

  • 2015

    Gilbert & George: Drinking Pieces & Video Sculpture 1972-73, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, United Kingdom

  • The Art Exhibition, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia

  • 2014

    Gilbert & George: The Early Years, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • Utopian Pictures, Arndt Singapore, Singapore

  • Gilbert & George: Films and Video Sculptures, 1970-1981, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

  • Scapegoating Pictures, White Cube Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom

  • Scapegoating Pictures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

  • Villa Paloma, Noveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco

  • 2013

    Gilbert & George: Artist Rooms, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

  • 2012

    London Pictures, Casal Solleric Fundacio Palma Espai d’Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • London Pictures, Museum Kuppersmuhle, Duisberg, Germany

  • London Pictures, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY; Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria; White Cube, London, United Kingdom; White Cube, Hong Kong; Arndt Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy; Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium; Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece

  • 2011

    The Urethra Postcard Art of Gilbert & George, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin, Italy

  • Jack Freak Pictures, Diechtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland; Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria

  • Urethra Postcard Pictures, White Cube, London, England; Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France; Lehmann Maupin at the Armory Show; Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy; Ivory Press, Madrid, Spain; Arndt, Berlin, Germany

  • 2010

    Jack Freak Pictures, Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Croatian Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain

  • Gilbert & George: The Paintings, The Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

  • 2009

    Jack Freak Pictures, White Cube, London, United Kingdom; Arndt and Partner, Berlin, Germany, Galerie Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium; Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria; Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece; Alfonso Artiaco, Gallery, Naples, Italy

  • 2008

    Gilbert & George: Major Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; DeYoung Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2007

    Gilbert & George: Major Exhibition, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

  • Gilbert & George. Selected works from the 80s, Faggionato Fine Art, London, United Kingdom

  • Gilbert & George – works from the collection, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm

  • 2006

    Sonofagod Pictures, White Cube, London, United Kingdom; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • 2005

    Gilbert & George, British Pavilion, 51st International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

  • 20 London E1 Pictures, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

  • 2004

    Perversive Pictures, Sonnabend Gallery and Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

  • Thirteen Hooligan Pictures, Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece

  • Modern Art Museum, St Etienne, France

  • 20 London E1 Pictures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

  • 2003

    Gilbert and George, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • Gilbert & George, Kröller-Müller museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

  • 2002

    The Dirty Words Pictures, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • Nine Dark Pictures, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany

  • The Art of Gilbert & George, Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Gilbert & George: A Retrospective, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria; School of Fine Art, Athens, Greece

  • 2001

    Gilbert & George, Chateau d’Arenthon Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Alex, (Annency), France

  • Nineteen Ninety Nine, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

  • Gilbert & George, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

  • Gilbert & George - The Tuileries, an eight-part charcoal on paper sculpture, Rijksmuseum Twenthe Museum voor oude en moderne kunst, Enschede, The Netherlands

  • New Horny Pictures, White Cube2, London, United Kingdom

  • The Art of Gilbert and George, The Factory, Athens School of Art, Athens, Greece

  • 2000

    Gilbert & George, Parkhaus, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • Zig-Zag. Pictures 2000, FIAC, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

  • Nineteen Ninety Nine, 1999, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung, Vienna, Austria

  • MM 2000, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

  • Nineteen Ninety Nine, 1999, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Gridology, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

  • 2017

    DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWIMS, MITADES, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

  • 2016

    Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York, NY

  • Drawing Dialogues: The Sol LeWitt Collection, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

  • 2015

    English Summer, Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY

  • Future Seasons Past, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

  • Lens-Based Sculpture: The Transformation of Sculpture through Photography, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

  • Tea with Nefertiti, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich, Germany

  • Somewhat Abstract: Selection from the Arts Council Collection, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • 69/96, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

  • 2013

    Art at the Core: The Intersection of Visual Art, Performance and Technology, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

  • A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, ICA London, United Kingdom

  • (con)TEXT, Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH

  • Palindrome, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany

  • Tea with Nefertiti, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

  • As if it Could, ouverture, Works and Documents from the Herbert Foundation, Herbert Foundation, Ghent, Belgium

  • Glam! The Performance of Style, Tate, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2012

    Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • Muntean/Roseblum, Team Gallery, New York, NY

  • Tea with Nefertiti, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

  • To Be With Art Is All We Ask, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

  • CARA DOMANI, MAMbo, Bologna, Italy

  • I Wish This Was A Song: Music in Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

  • the insides are on the outside, Glass House, São Paulo, Brazil

  • ARTandPRESS, Martin–Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

  • CIRCA 1986, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Hudson, NY

  • 2011

    Iles jamais trouvées, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, France

  • Things are Queer: Highlights of Unicredit Art Collection, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

  • The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture 1839 to today, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • Je crois aux miracles: 10 Years of the Lambert Collectio, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

  • Circa 1986, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

  • Moving Portraits, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, East Sussex, United Kingdom

  • United Enemies: The Problem of Sculpture in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Made in Britain: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong; Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

  • 2010

    Visions – Spectacular Art from the Ulster Museum, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland

  • Party!, New Art Gallery, Walsall, England

  • Love, Sorcha Dallas Gallery, Glasgow. United Kingdom

  • Brave New World, MUDAM, Luxembourg

  • 2009

    Barock, Museo d’Art Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy

  • Just What is it..100 years years of Modern Art from Private Collections in Baden-Wurttemberg, ZKM Center for Art & Media Karlsruhe, Germany

  • T-Tris, B.P.S. Space for Contemporary Art, Charleroi, Belgium

  • Bad Habits, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • Collage, London New York, Fred Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • 15 Years of Collecting: Against the Grain, Kunstmusuem Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

  • BP British Art Displays 1500- 2009, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom

  • Passports: Great Early Buys from the British Council Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • The Fallen Angels - Watari-Um, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2008

    Based on Paper, MIMA, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

  • The Sum of Its Parts, Cheim & Read, New York, NY

  • History in the Making, A Retrospective of the Turner Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

  • Held together with water, Art from the Sammlung Verbund, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Parkhaus, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • 2007

    What Does the Jellyfish Want?, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

  • Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • The Naked Portrait, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • The Secret Public: The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom

  • INTO ME / OUT OF ME, Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V. - KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

  • 2006

    Renegades, Exit Art, New York, NY

  • Interventions, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • How To Improve The World, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • Where a Pawn becomes a Queen, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

  • Inventory: Works form the Herbert Collection, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

  • Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

  • Handsome, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Eye on Europe - Prints, Books & Multiples, 1960 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • Internazionale XII Biennale di Scultura di Carrara, Biennale di Sculture di Carrara, Carrara, Italy

  • INTO ME / OUT OF ME, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

  • LACMA at 40: Gifts in Honor of the Museum’s Anniversary, Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

  • E-Flux Video Rental, Arthouse at the Jones Center - Contemporary Art for Texas, Austin, TX

  • 2005

    Venice Biennale, British Pavilion, Venice, Italy

  • Creativity, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

  • Bock mit Inhalt, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Superstars - from Warhol to Madonna, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

  • The Theatre of Art - Masterpieces from the Collection of the Ludwig Museum, Colo Villa Manin. Centro Darte Contemporanea, Codroipo (UD)

  • Open Systems - Rethinking Art c.1970, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

  • Eye of the Storm: The IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland

  • The giving person, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples, Italy

  • The Last Picture Show: Artists using Photography 1960-1982, Miami Art Central, Miami, FL

  • Faltering Flame, Shefffield Galleries & Museums Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • 2004

    Puzzle, Galleria Il Ponte, Florence, Italy

  • The Last Picture Show, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Germany

  • From a Collection: For a Collection, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Duesseldorf; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Monument to Now, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

  • Video et Cogito, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

  • Hidden Histories, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom

  • Head to Head, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

  • Secrets of the 90s, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands

  • Turning Points: 20th Century British Sculpture, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

  • The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Treasure Island: 10 Jahre Sammlung Kunstmuseum, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

  • I hate you: The Falckenberg Collection, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

  • 2003

    Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum/videogalerie schum, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • Narcissus: New Visions on Self-Representation, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France

  • Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

  • The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

  • Gelijk het leven is, S.M.A.K. - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium

  • Social Strategies: Redefining social realism, Illinois State University, Normal, Il

  • Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

  • Journey to Now: John Kaldor Art Projects & Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

  • PROJECTION, Konrad Fischer Galerie GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • Photo-Kunst 1852 – 2002, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Het kunstenaarsboek als wetenschappelijke bron, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Not Exactly Photographs, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Group Show, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

  • From Broodthaers to Horn, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • 2002

    From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • RETROSPECTACLE: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

  • Real Life, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

  • Warhol to Koons: International Contemporary Art from a Private Collection, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland Weston Link, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Public Affairs, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

  • On General Release, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, United Kingdom

  • 2001

    Shortcuts, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

  • Nothing in the Main Hall, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden

  • Conception - The Conceptual Document 1968-1972, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • Reisen in Ich - Künstler / Selbst / Bild, Sammlung Essl, Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Germany

  • Nothing, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania

  • The First 10 Years: Selected Works from the Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland

  • Imago Mundi, capc Musée dart contemporain, Bordeaux, France

  • Hypermental - Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950 - 2000 - Von Salvador Dali bis Jeff Koons, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

  • Echoes of the Scream, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2000

    Inner Eye: Contemporary Art from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

  • Out There, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom

  • The Rudimentary Pictures, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Enclosed and Enchanted, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Man – Body in Art from 1950 to 2000, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Skovvej, Denmark

  • Dream Machines, Dundee Contemporary Arts - DCA, Dundee, United Kingdom

  • Inaugural Exhibition Making Time - Considering Time As a Material in Contemporary, The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA), Lake Worth, FL

  • 5e Biennale de Lyon - Partage dexotismes, La biennale dart contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

  • Seeing Time, ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Many Colored Objects Placed Side By Side To Form A Row Of Many Colored Objects, Casino Luxembourg - Forum dart contemporain, Luxembourg

Achievement

  • 2013

    Honorary Doctorates of Art, Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom

  • 2012

    Honorary Doctorates of Art, Open University, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

  • 2010

    Honorary Doctorates of Art, University of East London, London, United Kingdom

  • Awarded honorary title of “Magister Artium Gandensis,” University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

  • 2008

    Honorary Doctorates, London Metropolitan University

  • 2007

    South Bank Award, London, United Kingdom

  • Lorenzo il Magnifico Award, Florence, Italy

Collections

  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

  • CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

  • Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Publications

  • 2012

    “Gilbert & George, London Pictures,”Hurtwood Press, Surrey, United Kingdom

  • 2011

    “The Complete Postcard Art of Gilbert & George,” Prestel, London, United Kingdom

  • 2009

    “Gilbert & George, Jack Freak Pictures,” Hatje Cantz Verlag, Germany

  • 2007

    “Gilbert & George, The Complete Pictures,” Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

  • “The Complete Pictures Gilbert & George,” (Vol 1,2) Tate Publishing, London

  • “Gilbert & George,” Skira Rizzoli Publishing, New York

  • 2006

    Bracewell, Michael. “Gilbert & George Sonofagod Pictures, Was Jesus a heterosexual?” White Cube, London

  • 2005

    “Gilbert & George: The Gingko Pictures,” The British Council, Venice Biennale

  • 2004

    “Gilbert & George: The Perversive Pictures,” Lehmann Maupin and Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY

  • Jonquet, Francois.“Gilbert & George: Intimate Conversations with Francois Jonquet” Phaidon Press, London, England

  • “Gilbert & George: Twenty London East One Pictures,” Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

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  • 2018

    Ure Smith, Jane. “Gilbert & George,” Museum Magazine, March, p. 96-118.

  • 2017

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  • Colucci, Emily. “Gilbert & George: Walking, Talking, and Chewing Gum at the Same Time,” Flaunt Magazine, November issue.

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  • Glover, Michael. “Gilbert & George: What exactly do we remember them for?,” The Independent, 14 November.

  • O’Brien, Jennifer. “’Abominable’ artistic duo return to Belfast with reflections on religion,” The Times, 9 November.

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  • 2016

    Khomami, Nadia. “Gilbert & George to create gallery in London's East End,” The Guardian, 3 June.

  • 2015

    Johnson, Ken. “Review: Gilbert & George in the Early Days, Sending Up a Religion Called Art,” The New York Times, 3 September.

  • 2014

    Rinebold, Mary. “Gilbert & George,” Artforum, 1 August.

  • Voon, Claire. “Gilbert & George’s Sculptural Life on Film,” Hyperallergic, 30 July.

  • 2013

    “Gilbert and George,” Wertical Magazine, 30 November.

  • Boatright, Kristen. “High Line Art Emerges,” ArtInfo Newspaper, 12-30 September, p. 2.

  • Vogel, Carol. “That Playful Duo Returns,” The New York Times, 18 July.

  • Miller, Michael H. “Gilbert & George Will Design the Next High Line Billboard,” The New York Observer, 18 July.

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  • 2012

    Morse, Trent. “Gilbert & George: Lehmann Maupin and Sonnabend,” ARTnews, October, p. 105.

  • Yuan, Jada. “Gilbert & George: A greasy spoon breakfast with the ‘living sulpture’ duo,” New York Magazine, 14 May, p. 16.

  • Lala, Kisa. “’Read-All-About-It!’ Gilbert And George: The Double-headed Beast Is Back,” The Huffington Post, 8 May.

  • Walsh, Brienne. “Poster Boys: Q+A with Gilbert & George,” Art in America, 1 May.

  • Duray, Dan. “Double Truck,” The New York Observer, 30 April.

  • Crow, Kelly. “Stealing Headlines for Art’s Sake,” The Wall Street Journal, 28-29 April. p. C14.

  • Martinez, Alanna. “’We’re Living in a Better World Than It’s Ever Been’: Gilbert & George on Their Lurid ‘London Pictures,’” ArtInfo, 27 April.

  • Hor-Chung Lau, Joyce. “Gilbert & George Take Britain to Asia,” The New York Times, 7 March.

  • Wroe, Nicholas. “Gilbert & George: Lives in art,” The Guardian, 2 March.

  • Blake, Linda. “Gilbert & George Steal the Show,” The Wall Street Journal, 2 March.

  • “London, darling,” The Economist, 1 March.

  • 2011

    “The Armory Show: Lehmann Maupin,” Curatedmag, 10 March.

  • Duhon, Peter and Alexandra Peers. “The Bare Essentials of Armory Art Week,” Observer, 8 March.

  • Hruska, Jordan. “The Armory Show,” Vogue.it, 4 March.

  • Picard, Gregory. “Taking the Piss Out of Art: A Q&A Gilbert & George on Their Urethra Pictures,” ArtInfo, 3 March.

  • “Artists Gilbert & George discuss eccentricity in public life,” BBC News, 7 February.

  • Cadwalladr, Carole. “We didn’want our mothers to be shamed of us,” The Guardian, 30 January.

  • O’Keeffe, Alice. “The Urethra Postcard Art of Gilbert & George,” New Statesman, 27 January.

  • Hamilton, Adrian. “Gilbert & George: The wild cards strike again,” The Independent, 17 January.

  • Alberge, Dalya. “Gilbert & George collect sex workers’ cards for latest works: Artist’s exhibition revisits ‘postcard art’ of their early careers,” The Guardian, 2 January.

  • 2009

    Jeffries, Stuart. “Gilbert and George: the odd couple,” The Guardian, 24 June.

  • Laster, Paul. “Gilbert & George’s Jack Freak Pictures,” The Daily Beast.Com, 18 June.

  • “Gilbert and George’s Jack Freak Pictures Arrive in Berlin for First Solo Exhibition in 14 Years,” Artdaily.org, 14 June.

  • “Art History/30 Years of Art Journalism in Pictures/Art Cologne 2009,” Vernissage, 23 April.

  • 2008

    Aletti, Vince. "Double Take," The New Yorker, 20 October.

  • Bischoff, Dan. "'Singing Sculpture' art duo still mocking the Brits," The Star-Ledger, 11 October.

  • Cotter, Holland. "Provocative Duo, Naked and Natty," The New York Times, 2 October, p. E31, E34.

  • Del Signore, John. "Gilbert & George Retro at Brooklyn Museum Begins," Gothamist, 2 October.

  • Duncan, Michael. "The human theater of Gilbert & George," Art in America, October, p. 171 – 178.

  • Durbin, Jonathan. "It takes two to make a thing go right," Men.Style, 2 October.

  • "Fall Preview," The New Yorker, 1 October.

  • Laster, Paul. "Interview," Artkrush, 15 October.

  • Bors, Chris. “Fall Museum Shows in New York,” ARTINFO, 4 September.

  • Lewandowski, Ashley. "Milwaukee gets ‘shitted’ on by Gilbert & George," The Leader, 4 September.

  • McGinley, Megan. "The Artist's Gays," NYPress, October, p. 20.

  • Michaud, Chris. "Life, change through the window of Gilbert & George," Reuters, 3 October.

  • Pak, Eudie. "VANITY FAIR," Village Voice, 26 September.

  • "Thirty Shows You Cannot Miss," New York Magazine, 24 August.

  • 2007

    Aletti, Vince. “Gods and Monsters,” Modern Painters, May, p. 40 – 42.

  • “News & Around,” tema celeste, p. 105.

  • Gilligan, Melanie, “Previews,” Artforum, January, p. 114.

  • 2006

    “Power 100,” ArtReview, December, p. 104.

  • 2005

    Vogel, Carol. “Still Naughty After All These Years,” The New York Times, 4 August, p. E1, E6.

  • Dannatt, Adrian. “Self-styled ‘living sculptures,’ the iconic British artists Gilbert & George are inseparable from their irreverent, often shocking art,” July, p. 22 – 28.

  • Gayford, Martin. “We Will Do Our Worst,” Modern Painters, June, p. 67 – 73.

  • Avigkos, Jan, “Gilbert & George,” Artforum, March, p. 238.

  • Ayers, Robert, “Gilbert & George,” ArtNews, February, p.133.

  • Heartney, Eleanor, “Gilbert & George,” Art in America, February, p. 123.

  • 2004

    Cotter, Holland, “Gilbert & George,” New York Times, 3 December, p. E41.

  • Smith, Roberta, “Chelsea Enters Its High Baroque Period,” The New York Times, 28 November.

  • Bracewell, Michael, “ Eastern Bloc,” ArtReview, June, p. 55 - 61.

  • 2000

    Muchnic, Suzanne. “Collaboration at Rare and Rarefied Levels”, Los Angeles Times, February.

  • Knight, Christopher. “Art Review: Conceptual art of ‘Gilbert & George: The Rudimentatry Pictures’ is full of wit, pathos, sweet provocation and oddity,” Los Angeles Times, February.