London, b.1962

Sarah Lucas

Encompassing a wide-ranging medium—photography, collage, sculpture, performance, and installation—Sarah Lucas’ singular and confrontational body of work subverts conventional notions of gender, mortality, and social identity.

Imbued with visual and semiotic puns, Lucas creates provocative works—often ambiguous and suggestive representations of the human form—that explores the contextual relationship between familiarity and absurdity. Appropriating everyday materials such as cigarettes, food, furniture, and tights, Lucas challenges normative societal interpretations with touches of satirical humor and euphemisms to bring awareness to the behavior and understanding of the exchange between people and their surrounding objects.

Sarah Lucas studied in London at the Working Men’s College, London College of Printing, and Goldsmiths’ College. As a member of the Young British Artists (YBAs), Lucas participated in the 1988 exhibition, Freeze organized by Damien Hirst. Lucas has since...

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Biography

Encompassing a wide-ranging medium—photography, collage, sculpture, performance, and installation—Sarah Lucas’ singular and confrontational body of work subverts conventional notions of gender, mortality, and social identity.

Imbued with visual and semiotic puns, Lucas creates provocative works—often ambiguous and suggestive representations of the human form—that explores the contextual relationship between familiarity and absurdity. Appropriating everyday materials such as cigarettes, food, furniture, and tights, Lucas challenges normative societal interpretations with touches of satirical humor and euphemisms to bring awareness to the behavior and understanding of the exchange between people and their surrounding objects.

Sarah Lucas studied in London at the Working Men’s College, London College of Printing, and Goldsmiths’ College. As a member of the Young British Artists (YBAs), Lucas participated in the 1988 exhibition, Freeze organized by Damien Hirst. Lucas has since exhibited at numerous international institutions: Tate Britain (London), Tate Modern (London), the Freud Museum (London), Tecla Sala (Barcelona), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Portikus (Frankfurt), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Kunsthalle Zurich, Kunstverein Hamburg, Tate Liverpool, Legion of Honor (San Francisco), Whitechapel Gallery (London), and many more. In 2015, Lucas represented the British Pavilio at the Venice Biennale with her exhibition I SCREAM DADDIO. Most recently in 2018, the artist had her first American retrospective Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel at the New Museum in New York, which travelled to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

Sarah Lucas lives and works in Suffolk, UK.

Artworks

17

HARD NUD, 2012

Related Categories

20th Century Art / 21st Century Art / Acrylic and Newspaper Collage on Cardboard / Acrylic on Cardboard / Art of the 1990s / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Atypical Forms and Shapes / British Art / C-Print / Cardboard / Collage / Contemporary British Art / Different Perspectives / Everyday Objects / Familiarity and Absurdity / Feminist Art / Found Objects / Gender Issues / Graphite on Paper / Humor and Satire / Mixed Media Art / Mixed Media Sculpture / Photography / Sculpture / Self-Portrait / Self-Portrait Photography / Sexuality / Social Identity / Socio-political Issues / Women Artists / YBAs (Young British Artists)

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1987

    Goldsmiths College, London, UK

  • 1984

    London College of Printmaking, London, UK

  • 1983

    Working Men's College, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France

  • Jason Haam, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Art & Porn, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Carl Freedman Gallery, Gossamer, Margate, UK

  • Sprüth Magers, New Order, London, UK

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Education

  • 1987

    Goldsmiths College, London, UK

  • 1984

    London College of Printmaking, London, UK

  • 1983

    Working Men's College, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France

  • Jason Haam, Seoul, Korea

  • 2018

    New Museum, New York, NY

  • Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Salon Silicon, Mexico City, Mexico

  • 2017

    Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

  • Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

  • Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK

  • 2016

    La Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy

  • Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, UK

  • 2015

    British Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2015, Venice, Italy

  • Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

  • 2014

    Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

  • Sadie Coles HQ (off-site), Milan, Italy

  • Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

  • Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

  • 2013

    Secession, Vienna, Austria

  • Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

  • Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

  • Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • 2012

    Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • Home Alone Gallery, New York, NY

  • Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

  • Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • Anahuacalli de Diego Rivera (Kurimanzutto off-site), Mexico City, Mexico

  • Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • 2011

    Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

  • Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • 2010

    Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

  • Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece

  • Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK

  • 2009

    13 Dover Street, London, UK

  • 2008

    Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX

  • Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK

  • Doris C Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, NY

  • 2006

    Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands

  • 2005

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

  • Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Tate, Liverpool, UK

  • 2004

    Tate Britain, London, UK

  • 2003

    Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

  • 2002

    Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

  • 2001

    Counter Editions, London, UK

  • 2000

    Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • The Freud Museum, London, UK

  • Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain

  • Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Art & Porn, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Carl Freedman Gallery, Gossamer, Margate, UK

  • Sprüth Magers, New Order, London, UK

  • Southampton Art Gallery, Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Art Council Collection, Southampton, UK

  • The New Art Gallery Walsall, Alan Kane: 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal, Walsall, UK

  • Kontakt Collection, Collective Exhibition for a Single Body – The Private Score – Vienna 2019, Vienna, Austria

  • Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Perception by Collaborative Collections, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary Sculpture, Delirious, Tilburg, The Netherlands

  • ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Art & Porn, Aarhus, Denmark

  • Schinkel Pavillon, Straying from the line, Berlin, Germany

  • Longside Gallery, Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Art Council Collection, Wakefield, UK

  • Museum of Modern Art of Republika Srpska, Perception by Collaborative Collections, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Jeffrey Deitch, People, Los Angeles, CA

  • The Lightbox, Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers, Woking, UK

  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Art Council Collection, Exeter, UK

  • Kosova National Art Gallery, Perception by Collaborative Collections, Pristina, Kosovo

  • 2018

    Muzeum Susch, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, Susch, Switzerland

  • Spazio Maiocchi, THE MATRIX, Milan, Italy

  • Gladstone Gallery, Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY

  • Jerwood Gallery, The Quick and the Dead: Hambling - Horsley - Lucas - Simmons – Teller, Hastings, UK

  • Gallery of Matica srpska, Perception by Collaborative Collections, Novi Sad, Serbia

  • Leopold Museum, Egon Schiele. Die Jubiläumsschau (The Jubilee Show) – RELOADED, Vienna, Austria

  • South London Gallery, KNOCK KNOCK. Humour in Contemporary Art, London, UK

  • Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Art Council Collection, Leicester, UK

  • Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, In My Shoes, Leicester, England, UK

  • Cullum Street, Sculpture in the City 2018, London, UK

  • Narodni muzej Crne Gore, Perception by Collaborative Collections, Cetinje, Montenegro

  • Magasins généraux, Par amour du jeu, Paris, France

  • Parkett Exhibition Space, A TIME CAPSULE: Works Made by Women for Parkett, 1984 – 2017, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Sadie Coles HQ, Nudes, London, UK

  • Whitechapel Gallery, ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies, London, UK

  • Haiku the Sun and Moon Plaza, Five Plus Five: Sculptures from China and Great Britain in Hainan, Hainan, China

  • Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, In My Shoes, York, UK

  • Rockbund Art Museum, Walking on the Fade Out Lines, Shanghai, China

  • The Met Breuer, Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now), New York, NY

  • 2017

    Edward Ressle, God Save the Queen: Damien Hirst & Sarah Lucas, New York, NY

  • Walker Art Gallery, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, Liverpool, UK

  • Carriage Trade, Social Photography V, New York, NY

  • Gladstone Gallery, Pélamide, Brussels, Belgium

  • Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Touchpiece, Los Angeles, CA

  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces From The Tate, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Chester Cathedral, Ark, Chester, UK

  • White Cube, Dreamers Awake, London, UK

  • NAS gallery, EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, Sydney, Australia

  • Adam Art Gallery, Acting Out, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Room, Coventry, UK

  • Lever House, Midtown, New York, NY

  • Trondheim Kunstmuseum, If on Trondheim's Night a Traveler..., Norway

  • Marta Herford, THE INNER SKIN, Herford, Germany

  • The Hepworth Wakefield, Disobedient Bodies: J.W. Anderson at the Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK

  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Versus Rodin: Bodies across Space and Time, Adelaide, Australia

  • Israel Museum, No Place Like Home, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Sadie Coles HQ, Room, London, UK

  • 2016

    York Art Gallery, Flesh, York, UK

  • Musée Rath, Le Retour Des Ténèbres, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, New Past: Contemporary Art from Britain, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Nude: Art from the Tate Collection, Sydney, Australia

  • The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Facing the World: Self Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Wei Wei, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Artspace, The Public Body, Sydney, Australia

  • Bridget Donahue, On Empathy, New York, NY

  • Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Invisible Adversaries: The Marieluise Hessel Collection, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

  • Cheim & Read, The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men, New York, NY

  • Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London, UK

  • Somerset House, Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, London, UK

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Autoportraits: from Rembrandt To The Selfie, Lyon, France

  • Bluecoat, Double Act: Art and Comedy, Liverpool, UK

  • Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, ME, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Massimo De Carlo, THE PAGAD, Milan, Italy

  • Tate Modern, Performing for the Camera, London, UK

  • 2015

    MOT International, The Funnies, Brussels, Belgium

  • Gewerbemuseum, NIRVANA – wundersame Formen der Lust, Winterthur, Switzerland

  • Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL

  • Kunstmuseum Basel and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Basel, Switzerland

  • 21er Haus, Flirting with Strangers, Vienna, Austria

  • Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Avatar und Atavismus: Outside der Avantgarde, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Museum Sheffield, Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  • Museo Jumex, Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, The Great Mother, Milan, Italy

  • Chatsworth House, Beyond Limits: The Landscape of British Sculpture 1950 – 2015, Derbyshire, UK

  • Triennale in Milan, Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851, Milan, Italy

  • Abbey Walk Gallery, Shifting Subjects, Lincoln, UK

  • Sheffield Cathedral, Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  • Schinkel Pavillon, THEM, Berlin, Germany

  • French School at Athens, TERRAPOLIS, NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery, Athens, Greece

  • Gladstone Gallery, Love For Three Oranges, Brussels, Belgium

  • Zabludowicz Collection, Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, London, UK

  • Turner Contemporary, Self: Image and Identity, Margate, UK

  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Bergen Kunsthall, The Noing Uv It, curated by Martin Clark and Steven Claydon, Bergen, Norway

  • Royal Academy of Arts, La Peregrina, curated by Jenny Saville, Rubens and His Legacy, London, UK

  • Kunsthaus Zurich, Sense (Un)Certainty: A Private Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 21er Haus, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Sleepless – The bed in history and contemporary art, Vienna, UK

  • 2014

    Gloucester Cathedral, Crucible 2, Chalford, UK

  • Centre Pompidou, UNE HISTOIRE (art archi design, des années 80 à nos jours) / A HISTORY (art architecture design, from the 80s to now), Paris, France

  • Palazzo Cavour, Shit and Die – One Torino, organized by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini, Turin, Italy

  • FLAG Art Foundation, Disturbing Innocence, curated by Eric Fischl, New York, NY

  • Christie’s Mayfair, The Bad Shepherd: The Brueghel Dynasty in Conversation with Contemporary Art, London, UK

  • Phillips, A Very Short History of Contemporary Sculpture, curated by Francesco Bonami, London, UK

  • mudac, Nirvana, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Tokyo Station Gallery, Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Tokyo; Itami City Museum of Art / The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan

  • Maison Particulière, La Gioia, Brussels

  • 33 Fitzroy Square, Danjuma Collection: One Man’s Trash (is Another Man’s Treasure), London, UK

  • Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Corpus, Warsaw, Poland

  • Fondation Hippocrène, Le musée d’une nuit (script for leaving traces), curated by Vincent Honoré, Paris, France

  • Neon Parc, Benglis 73 / 74, Melbourne, Australia

  • Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

  • Pace London, Today’s Specials, London, UK

  • Sadie Coles HQ, Urs Fischer curated show, London, UK

  • Me Collectors Room Berlin, Olbricht Foundation, Stanze/Rooms: Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Berlin, Germany

  • The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, Hertfordshire, UK

  • Winter Palace and 21er Haus, The Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, Vienna, Austria

  • Tokyo Station Gallery, Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Tokyo; Itami City Museum of Art, Itami, Japan and Kochi Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan

  • CFA, Front Row, Berlin, Germany

  • 2013

    Het Nieuwe Instituut, 1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf & Bekleidung, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Socrates Sculpture Park, do it, New York, NY

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

  • Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Zamek, BRITISH BRITISH POLISH POLISH: Art from Europe's Edges in the Long '90s and Today, Warsaw, Poland

  • The Public Art Fund at City Hall Park, Lightness of Being, New York, NY

  • MATE, Somos Libres, curated by Neville Wakefield, Lima, Peru

  • Freud Museum, Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors, London, UK

  • ICA off-Site, Old Selfridges Hotel, Art, Club Culture, Fashion, London, UK

  • Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations, Edinburgh, UK

  • Snape Maltings, SNAP: Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape, UK

  • 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), Venice, Italy

  • Point Zero, FLESH REALITY, London, UK

  • Centre of Contemporary Art, Dreams of Reason: Highlights of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Torun, Poland

  • Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK

  • Museum of Modern Art, In the Heart of the Country, Warsaw, Poland

  • Carnegie Museum of Art, 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Kunstmuseum Bern, The Weak Sex—How Art Pictures the New Male, Germany

  • Tate Britain, Looking at the View/em>, London, UK

  • Xavier Hufkens, Group Exhibition, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Brussels, Belgium

  • New Museum, NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet, Set Trash and No Star, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Kunsthalle Vogelman, Gnadenlos: Künstlerinnen und das Komische, Heilbronn, Germany

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Death to Death and other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Edinburgh, UK

  • Triennale di Milano, Design Museum, Sex and Design, Milan, Italy

  • Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Freedom Not Genius, Works from Damien Hirst’s collection, Turin, Italy

  • Tate St Ives, The Far and The Near, UK

  • Sculptural Matter, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, Australia

  • Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Free: Art by offenders, secure patients and detainees, curated by Sarah Lucas, London, UK

  • Salon 94, Pothole, New York, NY

  • SculptureCenter, Disagreeable Object, Long Island City, New York, NY

  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Self-Portrait, Denmark

  • Kate Werble Gallery, Buy My Bananas, New York, NY

  • Courtauld Gallery, Portrait of the Artist As..., London, UK

  • VPL / Vara Art, INPUT #4: Second Skin, New York, NY

  • Museum of Modern Art, Print/Out, New York, NY

  • Palais de Tokyo, Beautiful Penis, Paris, France

  • Gladstone Gallery, The Spirit Level, New York, NY

  • Museum of Modern Art, Art Exchange, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • SHOWstudio, Selling Sex, London, UK

  • Benaki Museum, Made In Britain, Athens, Greece

  • Tate St Ives, Simon Fujiwara: Since 1982, UK

  • 2011

    ESPACIO MÍNIMO, Diferencia y Acuerdo, Madrid, Spain

  • Sender Collection, Home Alone, curated by Sarah Aibel, Miami, FL

  • Plus Art Projects, Londonewcastle Project Space, Neon + Vinyl, London, UK

  • Turner Contemporary, Nothing in the World but Youth, Margate, UK

  • Imperial War Museum & Old Vic Tunnels, Mindful, London, UK

  • Firstsite, Camulodunum, Colchester, UK

  • Snape Maltings, Snap: Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape, UK

  • Wallspace Gallery, Forcemeat, New York, NY

  • Pangolin London, Women Make Sculpture, London, UK

  • Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, The Luminous Interval D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Spain

  • Foundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Destello, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Ellipse Foundation, THE LAST FIRST DECADE, Alcoitão, Portugal

  • Gio Marconi, X, Milan, Italy

  • Caixa Catalunya, L’art de Menjar / Eating Art, La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain

  • Marianne Boesky Gallery, Dwelling, New York, NY

  • Galerie Bob van Orsouw, The Luxury of Dirt, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Royal Academy of Arts, Modern British Sculpture, London, UK

  • The New Art Gallery, The Life of the Mind, Walsall, UK

  • Suzanne Tarasiève Galerie, Le Paris Bar à Paris, Paris, France

  • 2010

    Rubell Family Collection, How Soon Now, Miami, FL

  • Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Plus Ultra: Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Rome, Italy

  • Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando?, Gallarate, Italy

  • Musée de design es d`arts appliques contemporains (MUDAC), Face Au Mur. Papiers Peints Contemporains / Covering the wall. Contemporary wallpapers, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Goss Michael Foundation, Highlights from the Collection, Dallas, TX

  • Kiasma, CREAM – Damien Hirst & Contemporaries, Helsinki, Finland

  • New Museum, The Last Newspaper, New York, NY

  • Kunsthalle Göppingen, Happy End, Göppingen, Germany

  • Johyun Gallery, Young British Art, Busan, Korea

  • Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle and New Art Exchange, British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Nottingham, UK

  • Palais de Tokyo, FRESH HELL: Carte Blanche à Adam McEwen, Paris, France

  • Gloucester Cathedral, Crucible, Gloucester, UK

  • Galleria Franco Noero, The Concrete Show, Turin, Italy

  • Hayward Gallery, The New Décor, London, touring to Garage: Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

  • Handel Street Projects, Super Farmers’ Market, London, UK

  • Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London, UK

  • Barbican Art Gallery, The Surreal House, London, UK

  • Tate Britain, Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, London, UK

  • Whitechapel Gallery, D. Daskalopoulos Collection, London, UK

  • Pinchuck Art Foundation, Sexuality and Transcendence, Kiev, Ukraine

  • Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Art, curated by Michael Craig-Martin, Berlin, Germany

  • Armand Bartos Fine Art, KNOCK KNOCK: Who's There? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore, New York, NY

  • Hamburger Kunsthalle, Pop Life, Hamburg, Germany; National Gallery of Canada, Pop Life, Ontario, Canada

  • Whitworth Art Gallery, Walls are Talking, Manchester, UK

  • 2009

    Tate Modern, Pop Life: Art in a Material World, London, UK

  • Nunnington Hall, Past Present: Where the modern and the historic meet, York, UK

  • Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning 1967-2009, Purchase, New York, NY

  • Galerie Meyer Kainer, Precarious Form, Vienna, Austria

  • Lisson Gallery, Boule to Braid, London, UK

  • Andrea Rosen Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery Summer Show, New York, NY

  • Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Passports. In Viaggio Con l'Arte, Milan, Italy

  • Cheim & Read, The Female Gaze: Women Look At Women, New York, NY

  • Isis Gallery, Gone to Earth, London, UK

  • The Almond Building, The Biscuit Factory, V22 PRESENTS: The Sculpture Show, Oysters Ain’t, Bermondsey, London, UK

  • Pallant House Gallery, Contemporary Eye: Material Matters, Chichester, UK

  • Western Bridge, Yes or No and/or Yes and No, Seattle, CA

  • Mori Art Museum, The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Japan

  • The Whitworth Art Gallery, Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art, The University of Manchester; Compton Verney, Warwickshire; The Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

  • 2008

    Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Art Centre, listen darling… the world is yours, Cascais, Portugal

  • The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Excerpt, Selections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection, Poughkeepsie, New York, NY

  • Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, On Shifting Ground In New York (Lecture), Poughkeepsie, New York, NY

  • Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Cult of the Artist: “I can’t just slice off an ear every day”, Berlin, Germany

  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Held Together with Water, Turkey

  • Fotomuseum Winterthur, DARKSIDE, Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Pinakothek der Moderne, Female Trouble, Die Kamera als Spiegel und Bühne weiblicher Inszenierungen, Munich, Germany

  • Malmö Konsthall, The Hamsterwheel, Malmö, Sweden

  • Gavin Brown Enterprise, Devastation and Depreciation, New York, NY

  • Pinakothek der Moderne, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Collection as Aleph, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria

  • Female Trouble, Munich, Germany

  • Sadie Coles HQ, Films, London, UK

  • Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, GOD & GOODS: Spirituality and Mass Confusion, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

  • Gagosian Gallery, (Auction) RED, New York, NY

  • Kunstmuseum Luzern, Blasted Allegories, Works from the Ringier Collection, Lucerne, Switzerland

  • Kunstraum, Soufflé, eine Massenausstellungi, Inssbruck, Germany

  • 2007

    New Museum, Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New York, NY

  • Kunstraum Innsbruck, Soufflé, eine Massenausstellung, Innsbruck, Austria

  • Palais de Tokyo, The Third Mind : Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone, Paris, France

  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The Naked Portrait, 1900-2007, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Venice Biennale, Hamster Wheel, Venice, Italy, Traveling to Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France and Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

  • MAK, Held Together With Water: Art from the Sammlung Verbund, Austria

  • Guangdong Museum of Art, Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006, Beijing, China

  • Hackney Arts Club, Back to Hackney, London, UK

  • Brooklyn Museum, Global Feminisms, New York NY, Traveling to Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA

  • eine Massenausstellung Kunstraum Innsbruck, FRANZ WEST Soufflé, Innsbruck, Austria

  • 2006

    In the Darkest Hour there May be Light: Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, This is Not For You : Sculptural Discourses, Vienna, Austria

  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar Reggae, Dublin, Ireland

  • Pallant House Gallery, The Wonderful Fund: Art for the New Millenium 2000 – 2005, Chichester, UK

  • Hayward Gallery, How to Improve the World, London, UK

  • Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse, Toulouse, France

  • Sadie Coles HQ, Prints, London, UK

  • Leopold Museum, Body Soul Face: The Position of Women from the 16th-21st Century, Vienna, Austria

  • The Old Truman Brewery, Art Car Boot Fair, London, UK

  • La Triennale di Milano, Il diavolo del focolare: The Devil of Hearth and Home, Milan, Italy

  • The Fruitmarket Gallery, Dada’s Boys, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • China Art Gallery, Contemporary British Art for China, Beijing, China; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; Shanghai Art Musuem, Shanghai; The Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China

  • 2005

    Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Empreinte Moi, Paris, France

  • National Gallery of Victoria, BritPrint, Melbourne, Australia

  • MOT, The Prop makers, London, UK

  • Arts in Marrakech Festival, The Wonderful Fund Collection, Marrakech, Morocco

  • FMCG, GOD IS BORED OF US II, London, UK

  • Martin Gropius-Bau, Rundlederwelten, Berlin, Germany

  • ZKM Museum, Light Art from Artificial Light, Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Drunk vs. Stoned 2, New York, NY

  • Galleri Kaare Bernsten, Y[oung] B[ritish] A[rtists] Criss-Crossed, Oslo, Norway

  • Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Julia Bornefeld Jimmie Durham Michael Kienzer Martin Kippenberger Sarah Lucas Franz West Erwin Wurm Sculpture, Innsbruck, Austria

  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Body: New Art from the UK, Canada; Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada; Oakville Art Galleries, Oakville, Canada; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • FACT, Critics Choice, Liverpool, UK

  • 2004

    Museum für Neue Kunst, Works from the Boros collection (Werke aus der Sammlung Boros), Karlsruhe, Germany; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

  • la maison rouge, Central Station: La collection Harald Falckenberg, Paris, France

  • Odapark, Part I – LAT – Living: De Leegte (the Emptiness), Venray, The Netherlands

  • The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London, Gifted, London, UK

  • General Store in association with Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Drunk vs. Stoned, New York, NY

  • Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Esprit/Spirit, Paris, France

  • Kunsthaus Dresden, Atomkrieg, Germany

  • Rubble, Man, London, UK

  • 57th Aldeburgh Festival, Contemporary British Sculpture at Snape (Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas), Snape, UK

  • Skulptur: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Komik / Sculpture Kunsthalle Wien, Precarious Realism between the Melancholy and the Comical, Vienna, Austria

  • La Maison Rouge – Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Central Station, collection Harald Falckenberg, Paris, France

  • Georg Kargl, From Above, Vienna, Austria

  • 2003

    Bergen Art Museum, Love Me. Post-Feminist Art of the 1990's from the Goetz Collection, Bergen, Norway; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

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

  • Kunsthal Rotterdam, Viereeuwen roken in de kunst: Tabak en taboe – van Jan Steen tot Pablo Picasso, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • National Gallery, Fourth Plinth Project, (Trafalgar Square), London, UK

  • MOT, Cruel Fat, London, UK

  • Whitechapel Project Space, The Dead Bird Show,London, UK

  • Austrian Cultural Institute, Franz West and Friends, London, UK

  • Dundee Contemporary Art, Plunder, Dundee, Scotland

  • Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Breathing the Water, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 50. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Biennale di Venezia, Sogni e Conflitti: La dittatura dello spettatore, Venice, Italy

  • Outlook: International Art Exhibition, Athens

  • Longside Gallery, Bad Behaviour from the Arts Council Collection, Yorkshire, UK; Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberrystwyth, Wales; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales; The Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK; Tullie House, Carlisle, UK

  • Officina Giovani/Palazzo delle Papesse, Flesh for Fantasy, Siena, Italy

  • Pavilhão Lucas Nogueria Garcez – Oca Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo and Instituto Tomie Ohtake, A Bigger Splash: Uma Seleção de Arte Britânica da Coleção da Tate 1960-2003 / A Bigger Splash: A Selection of British Art from the Tate Collection 1960-2003, São Paulo, Brazil

  • BIDA 2003 – Bienal Internacional del Deporte en el Arte, Salamanca, Spain

  • Contemporary British Art Exhibition, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest

  • 2002

    Kettle’s Yard, Face Off: A Portrait of the Artist, Cambridge, England, Touring to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

  • Gimpel Fils, Location: UK, London, UK

  • Roth Horowitz, COPY, New York, NY

  • Milton Keynes Gallery, Art Crazy Nation Show, Milton Keynes, UK

  • Centro De Arte Salamanca, Comer o no Comer/To Eat or Not to Eat, Salamanca, Spain

  • La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Campy Vampy Tacky, Rennes, France

  • Henry Moore Institute, Second Skin, Leeds, UK

  • American Federation Of Arts, Common Days: Contemporary British Photography, New York, NY

  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Rowan Collection – Contemporary British and Irish Art, Dublin, Ireland

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, New – Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary British Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • PoT: The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art – The Independent, Liverpool, England, Travelling to Galeria Fortes Vilaca, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, Archivio Pons Artxiboa, Donostia – San Sebastían, Spain

  • Barbican Centre Art Galleries, Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion since 1970, London, UK

  • 2001

    Neon Gallery, Neon, Inaugural Exhibition, London, UK

  • A22 Projects, The Colony Room Club – 2001 A Space Oddity, London, UK

  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Close Encounters of the Art Kind, London, UK

  • Kunsthalle Bielefeld, The Surreal Woman: Femaleness and the Uncanny in Surrealism, Germany

  • Herzliya Museum of Art, No World Without You – Reflections of Identity in New British Art, Israel

  • Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London, UK

  • Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Field Day – Sculpture from Britain, Taiwan, China

  • Neues Museum Weserburg, Ohne Zögern – Without Hesitation: Views of the Olbricht Collection, Bremen, Germany

  • Museum Morsbroich, Freestyle: Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Leverkusen, Germany

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Breaking the Mould: 20th Century British Sculpture from Tate, Norwich, UK

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Public Offerings, Los Angeles, CA

  • Tate Modern, Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, London, UK

  • I.C.A., City Racing 1988-1998: a Partial Account, London, UK

  • Stazione Leopolda, Uniform: Order and Disorder, Florence, Italy

  • Castello di Udine, Chairs, Udine, Italy

  • Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Die unheimliche Frau, Weiblichkeit im Surrealismus, Germany

  • 2000

    Castello di Rivoli, Quotidiana: the Continuity of the Everyday, Turin, Italy

  • Espai d'Art Contemporain de Castello, Zona F, Valencia, Spain

  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, DRIVE power, progress, desire, New Plymouth, New Zealand

  • Anne Faggianato Fine Art, Psycho, London, UK

  • Human Being and Gender: 2000 Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea

  • Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg and Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Sex and the British, Paris, France

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Botanic Gardens et al, The British Art

  • Show 5, Hayward Touring Exhibitions, Edinburgh; Southampton Art Gallery, John Hansard Gallery and Millais Gallery, Southampton, UK; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, Centre for Visual Arts and Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Wales; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

  • Tate Liverpool, About Collage, Liverpool, UK

  • ZKM Centre for Media Art and Technology, The Anagrammatical Body, Karlsruhe, Germany

  • The Living Art Museum, Puerile 69: Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Sadie Coles HQ at Hoxton House, Hoxton HQ, London, UK

  • Tate Britain, Intelligence: New British Art 2000, London, UK

  • Galerie Jennifer Flay, Body Beautiful, Paris, France

  • Thread Waxing Space, Death Race 2000, New York, NY

  • Kunsthaus, Hypermental, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, The Oldest Possible Memory, St Gallen, Switzerland

Collections

  • British Council, London, UK

  • Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Ellipse Foundation, Alcabideche, Portugal

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK), Kraków, Poland

  • Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands

  • Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

  • LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

  • La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico