Biography: Cathy Wilkes


Born in Belfast, 1966

Lives and works in Glasgow


1996/2000   Lecturer in Fine Art, Department of Sculpture Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.

1991/92   MFA University of Ulster, Belfast.

1985/88 Glasgow School of Art.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2017 MoMA PS1, New York / Xavier Hufkebs, Brussels 2016 The Modern Institute, 3

Aird’s Lane, Glasgow 2015 Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach / D.LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz / Tate Liverpool, Liverpool 2014 Fonderia Battaglia – Mousse in coll. with The Modern Institute – Milan, I / Tramway, Glasgow (Part of GENERATION 2014) / “Art Unlimited”, Art|45|Basel, Basel 2013 Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium. 2012 The Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow, UK. / “I Give You All My Money”, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA. 2011 Gesellschaft Fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, D. / Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh , USA. / Art Unlimited’, Art|42|Basel, Basel , CH.  / Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA / Kunstverein, Munich, D. 2010 Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / Kabinett, Bremerhaven, D. 2009 Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, D. / “Mummy’s Here”, Studio Voltaire, London, UK.2008 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow, UK. / Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK. 2007 Cathy Wilkes, The Henry Moore Foundation, Derry, EIR. / “VOID”, Derry, EIR. / Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, D. / The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, TBC. / “Non Verbal (version)”, Gallery Weekend Berlin, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin 2005 Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. 2004 SMAK, Gent, B. / “Cathy Wilkes”, The Douglas Hide Gallery, Dublin, EIR. / Galerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin, D. / The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK. 2003 “She GOOD”, Kabinet für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, D. / The Project Gallery, Dublin, EIR. 2002 “Cathy Wilkes”, Migros Museum, Zurich, CH. / Art Statement – Art 33 Basel, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK. / Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK. 2001 “Our Misfortune”, Cubitt, London, UK. / “Our Misfortune”, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK. / “Mr. So and So”, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, D. / Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK. 1999 The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK. 1996 Art Annexion, Lille, F. 1994 Galerie CAOC, Berlin, D. 1991 Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK. 1989 Third Eye Centre project space, Glasgow, UK.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2016 “I still believe in miracles”, Inverleith House, Edinburgh / “FOOD- Ecologies of everyday, 13th Fellbach Triennal of Small-Scale Sculpture”, Fellbach, Germany 2015 “Mommy”, Yale Union, Portland / “Collection on Display: Experimental Arrangements”, Migros Museum, Zurich / “The Great Mother”, Palazzo Reale, Milano, curated by Massimiliano Gioni 2014 ‘”The Human Factor”, The Hayward Gallery, London / “Somewhat Abstract; Selection from the Arts Council Collection”, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham / “A Speculum That Shines”, Rowing Projects, London / “MORNING AND EVENING ASYLUM”, Tanya Leighton, Berlin 2013 “Everything becomes mysterious”, Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna (curated by Sophie O’Brien) / “Collection on Display: Monica Bonvicini, Heidi Bucher, Tom Burr, Urs Fischer, Pamela Rosenkranz, Markus Schinwald, Cathy Wilkes”, Migros Museum, Zurich / “The Encyclopedic Palace”, Venice Biennale, Venice (55th International Art Exhibition) / “Shortcuts and Digressions”, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich (Curated by the artist Brian Griffiths) / “From where I come… maybe … I don’t Know”, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Napoli, Italy. / “Love is Colder than Capital An Exhibition about the value of feelings”, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, D. / “The Assistants”, David Kordansky Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles, USA. 2012 “Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII’, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, UK. / “We Love You”, Limoncello, London, UK. / ‘Glueballs and Winos’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, UK. 2010 “Abstract Resistance”, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, USA. 2009 “TONITE”, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, UK. / “Head-Wig (Portrait of an exhibition): Selected by Paulina Olowska”, Camden Arts Centre / Running Time: Artists Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, UK. 2008 Contemporary Scottish Art: New Acquistitions & Loans, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK. / Turner Prize 2008, (nominee), Tate Britain, London, UK. / “A show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last”, Leicester City Art Gallery, Leicester, UK. 2007 “If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Edition II: Feminist Legacies And Potentials In Contemporary Art Practice”, MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, B. / “You Have Not Been Honest”, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, I. / “A point in space is a place for an argument”, David Zwirner, New York, USA. / “New Work UK: You and Me, (screening of I will miss you, I will pour essential oil on your body)”, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. / Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, I. / “New Work UK: You and Me”, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK / “BConnected”, Madre, Museo d’Arte Donna Regina, Napoli, It / “Breaking Step”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade / “Quantity as Quality”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AU. / “Earth?”, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, D. 2006 “Le Printemps de Septembre”, Les Abattoirs – Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, F. / “If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it”, The Showroom Gallery, London, UK. / “4. Berlin Biennale 2006”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, D. 2005 “Body”, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada. / “Frieze Projects 2005”, Frieze Art Fair 2005, London, UK. / “51th Venice Biennial”, Venice, I. 2004 “L’Air Du Temps”, Migros Museum, Zürich, CH. / “Manifesta 4”, San Paolo, Brasil. / “Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, Heute”, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, De / “Manifesta 5 San Sebastian 2004”, International Foundation Manifesta, Amsterdam, NL. 2003  / “Independence”, South London Gallery, London, UK. / “Plunder: Culture as Material”, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK. / “Hot, Blue and Righteus”, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, D. 2002 “Happy Outsiders”, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw / City Gallery of Contemporary Art Katowice, POL. / Gwanju Biennial, South Korea.2001 “Psycho – Bobble”, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / “Here and Now”, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK. / “Circles °4 Glasgow: One for One”, ZKM, Karlsruhe, D. 2000 “Seven Scottish Artists”,Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA. / Film Club 2, London, UK, ( with Elizabeth Go ). / “Beck’s Futures”, ICA, London / CCA, Glasgow / Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. / “Die Gefahr im Jazz”, Deutsch-Britische Freundschaft, Berlin, D.  / Pavilion, Mark Mueller, Zurich, CH. 1999 “Love, Speed, Thrills”, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, (with Elizabeth Go). / “Fantasy Heckler, Tracey”, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK. / “The Queen is Dead”, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, UK. / “Where the Wild Roses Grow”, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK, ( with Elizabeth Go ). / “Liste”, Basel, CH. / “A Still Volcano Life”, South Gallery, Melbourne, AUS. 1998 “Lovecraft”, South London Gallery, London, UK. / “Host Tramway”, Glasgown UK, ( with Elizabeth Go ). / “Add Night to Night”, The Showroom, London, UK. / “The Modern Institute Presents”, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK. 1988 “From Here at High Street Project”, Christchurch, New Zealand. / “Stockholm Smart Show”, Stockholm/Helsinki. / “Slant 6”, Art International, New York, USA. 1997 “Hit ‘Em with Antoinette””, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK, ( with Elizabeth Go ). / “Lovecraft”, CCA, Glasgow, UK. / “Connected”, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art ( with Elizabeth Go ). / “Not Yet Titled”, ogg. mint, Norwich. / “The Truly Supa Store”, Norwich Gallery. / “Group Show”, Fly, Glasgow, UK. / “The Art Exchange Show”, Broad Street, New York, USA. 1996 “Insanestupidphatfuctpervert”, Cubitt Street Gallery, London, UK. / “Art for People”, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK. / “The Stockholm Smart Show”, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK. / “Loaded ( Contemporary British Painting )”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK. / “The Mostyn Open”, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno. / “World of Ponce”, Southpark, Glasgow, UK. 1995 “Onziemes Ateliers du FRAC”, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, F. / “Barrage”, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK. / “The Living Landscape”, West Cork Arts Centre, EIR 1995 “The Belmont Hotel”, Glasgow, UK. 1994 “Small World Small Works”, Galerie CAOC, Berlin, D. / “Beyond the Pale”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, EIR.1993 “Interview 2”, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.

COMMISSIONS / AWARDS: 2017 Maria Lassnig Prize 2002 The Baloise Kunst Prize, Art 33 Basel, Basel, CH. 1997 Multiple commissioned for Dundee Contemporary Arts. / Scottish Arts Council assistance grant. 1993 Scottish Arts Council assistance grant. / Commission for Heathrow Airport ( Public Art Development Trust ). 1991 Scottish Arts Council assistance grant. 1989 Soros Foundation Grant ( Pan European Arts ). / Scottish Arts Council assistance grant.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS: 1998 Invited Curator Transmission Gallery “A Grapefruit in a World of Park”, Mary Heilmann, Judith Dean, Yoko Ono, Tracey Emin. / In collaboration with Jon Hendriksconstructed “Hammer a nail in a Celtic cross”, an instruction work by Yoko Ono – a version of “Painting to hammer a nail in”, 1961. 1997 Invited curator “The Art Exchange show New York”. / Invited curator “Evelmachines’ streetnet project New York”

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