Biography: Mat Collishaw


Born in Nottingham, 1966

Lives and works in London.


1985 – 86 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham.

1986 – 89 BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2017 “Thresholds”, Somerset House, London, UK / “The Centrifugal Soul”, Blain|Southern, London, UK 2016 “folly! Fountains Relief”, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, North Yorkshire, UK 2015 “In Camera”, Library of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK / “Mat Collishaw”, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands, UK 2014 “Black Mirror”, Galleria Borghese, Rome, IT / “Mat Collishaw”, Unosunove, Rome, IT / “Mat Collishaw”, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, St. Moritz, CH / “Mat Collishaw: The Yielding Glass”, An Gailearaì, Chaoth Dobhair, Londonderry, UK 2013 “Mat Collishaw”, Bass Museum of Art, Florida, USS / “Mat Collishaw”, Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Bari, Italy / “Mat Collishaw: Preternatural”, FaMa Gallery, Verona, IT / “Afterimage”, Arter, Istanbul, Turkey. / “La vie de château”, Les Châteaux de la Drôme, Ladrome, F. / “This is not an exit2, Blain|Southern, London, UK. 2012 “New Work”, Other Criteria, London, UK. / “Printemps de Septembre”, Festival de Creation Contemporaine, Frac, Toulouse, F. / “Labyrinth of Love”, Rambert Dance Company, Tour 2012, The Lowry, Salford, Manchester. / “The Crystal Gaze”, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / “The End of Innocence”, Dilston Grove, London, UK. / “Sordid Earth”, Greenaway Art Gallery, Kent Town, Australia. / “Vitacide”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. 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”, VOID, Derry, EIRE. / “Creation Condemned”, Blain Southern, London, UK. / “Last Meal on Death Row”, Analix Forever, Geneva, CH. / “Modern Pastimes”, cur. by D. Eccher, Fama Gallery, Verona, I. / “Outcasts”, Complesso monumentale di Santo Spirito in Saxia, Roma, I. / “Superveilance”, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / “Retrospective”, British Film Institute, Southbank, London, UK / “Extraordinary Measures”, Belsay Cstle, Northumbria, UK. / “Retrospectre”, FBI Gallery, London, UK. 2009 “Hysteria”, (curated by James Putnam), Freud Museum, London, UK. / “Submission”, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, D. / “Nebulaphobia”, Unosunove Gallery, Rome, I. 2008 Analix Forever, Geneve, CH. / “Shooting Star”, Haunch of Venison, London, UK. / “Deliverance”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. / “Deliverance”, Spring Projects Gallery, London, UK. 2007 “Mat Collishaw/Anthony Goicolea”, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, CH. 2006 “Buenas noches”, Analix Forever, Geneva, CH. / Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / “No One is Innocent”, Galerie Grimm-Rosenfeld, Munich, D. / “Capillary Action: Selected Works 1994-2004”, Anne Faggionato Gallery, London, UK / Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK.  2004 Galerie Analix Forever, Art & Public and Hotel du Rhône, Geneva CH. / Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. / Modern Art, London UK. 2002 Cosmic Galerie, Paris, F. / Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. 2001 Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH. / Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK. / “New Works”, Modern Art, London, UK. / “Ultra Violet Baby”, 4 day film screening, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK. / Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, USA. / Lux Gallery, part of the 2001 “Pandaemonium” Film Festival, London, UK. 2000 Raucci/Santamaria  Gallery, Naples, I. / Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, POL. 1999 Galleria D’Arte Moderna  e Contemporanea di Bologna, Bologna, I. / Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH. 1998 Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. / Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. 1997 “Duty Free Spirits”, Lisson Gallery, London, UK. / Galerie Analix, Geneve, CH. / “Ideal Boys”, Ridinghouse Editions, London, UK. / “Ideal Boys”, Raucci/Santamaria  Gallery, Naples, I 1996 Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. 1995 Karsten Schubert, London, UK, (in collaboration with T. Dane). / Camden Arts Centre, London, UK. / Galerie Analix, Geneva, CH. 1994 “Idol Hours”, four day installation at Gramercy International Contemporary Art Exhibition, organized by Cohen Gallery,New York, USA. / “The Eclypse of Venus”, a one day installation, 20 Glasshouse Street, London, UK. / Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. 1993 Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / Galerie Analix, Geneve, CH. / Centre d’ Art Contemporaine, Martigny, F. 1992 Cohen Gallery, New York, USA. 1990 Karsten Schubert, London, UK. / Riverside Studios, London, UK.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2017 ”Mirror Mirror”, MUDAC, Lausanne, CH (Forthcoming) / “Luther and the Avant-Garde”, Altes Gefagnis, Wittenberg, DE (Forthcoming) / “Creating the Countryside”, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (Forthcoming) / “Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition”, Muzeum Narodowe, Wroclaw, POL / “Glasstress”, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA / “Naturalia”, cur. by Danny Moynihan, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA 2016 Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, IR / “On the origins of Art”, MONA, Hobart Tasmania, AU / “Le Photoaumnales 2016: LOVE STORIES”, Beauvais, Le Quadrilatere, Paris, FR / “Festival of Images”, Vevey, CH / “Curtain Call”, Roundhouse, London, UK / “Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrik”, Somerset House, London, UK / “Sculpture in the City”, London, UK / “I Prefer Life”, Weserburg Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Bremen, DE / “Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition”, Konsthallen-Bohuslans Museum, SE / “A Weed in a Plant out of Place”, Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland, UK / “SerpentForm”, Museo di Roma, Rome, IT 2015 “Na wspak (ciala i ogrody)”, 9th Biennale of Photography, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznań, PL / “SUBSTANCE”, Timothy Taylor, London, UK / “L’inconscient pictòric (the pictorial unconscious)”, MNAC, Barcelona, ES / “In Search of the Miraculous”, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, UK / “SNAP Art at the Aldeburgh Festival”, Aldeburgh Music, Aldeburgh, UK / “Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition”, Hå gamle prestegard, NO / “Gallery of Wonder”, Northumberland; Woodhorn; Powburn; Spittal; Falstone; Alwinton; Newcastle, UK / “Glasstress 2015 Gotika”, Istituto Veneto di Scienze lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, IT / “NGORONGORO – Artist Weekend”, Studiobuildings, Lehderstrasse, Berlin-Weissensee, DE / “The time… and there was time”, from Helga de Alvear Collection, Fundaciòn Helga de Alvear, Càceres, ES / “Rack ‘em Up: British Contemporary Editions 1990-2000, Shapero Modern, London, UK / “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Visualized”, University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries, Mansfield, UK / “How to Construct a Time Machine”, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK 2014 “Deloitte Ignite – Myth – The Feather and the Flame”, Royal Opera House, London, UK / “Today’s Specials Brought to you by Pace London & Abdullah Al Turki”, Pace Gallery, London, UK / “Diacore presents Ron Arad’s Last Train”, Ron Arad Studio, London, UK / “Out Of Our Heads”, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK / “The Bigger Picture: Works from the 1990s”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA / “Corporeality and Sexuality”, Votive Church, Vienna, AT / “Vanitas: Fashion and Art”, Bass Museum of Art, Florida, USA / “Station of the Cross”, ST. Marylebon Church, London, UK, (Artworks reproduced as billboards across London Underground Stations for the duration of the exhibition) / “Paper”, SMAC Art Gallery, cur. by Keith Coventry and Helen A. Pritchard, Cape Town, ZA 2013 “Victoriana: The Art of Revival”, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK / GLASSTRESS: White Light/White Heat, collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT / “Home, Land and Sea”, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK / “Beasty Hall”, cur. by Artwise, Hall Place & Gardens, Kent, UK / “The Nature of the Beast”, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Walsall, UK. / “Ennemi Public”, curated by Barbara Polly, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, FR 2012 “Freedom not Genius”, Works from Damien Hirst Collection, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Tourin, I. 2011 “House of beasts”, Attingham Park, National trust, UK. / “Curtain Call Project”, Roundhouse, London, UK. / “The South Lookout Project”, Aldeburgh Visual Art Festival, Aldeburgh, UK 2010 “Locus Solus”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece. / “The Forest of my dream”, Galerie d’art du conseil General, Aix en Provence, F. / “Foundling Museum: Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin, Paula Rego”, London, UK.  2009 “Distortion”, (curated by James Putnam), Gervasuti Foundation, Venice Biennale, Venice, I. / “Mythologies”, Haunch of Venison London, UK. 2008 “Summer Exhibition – In The Old Fashioned Way”, Gallery 8, Royal Academi, Aberdour, UK. 2007 “Bird Watching”, de Vishal – ruimte voor beeldende kunst, Haarlem. / “Les fleurs du mal”, ARCOS, Benevento, I. / Mat Collishaw, Anthony Goicolea, Haunch of Venison, Zürich, Switzerland / “The Tempest – Mat Collishaw and Paul Fryer”, (curated by James Putnam), Gervasuti Foundation, Venice Biennale, Venice, I. / “Reconstruction #2”, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK. / “1:”, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / “Naturalia”, Unosunove, Roma, I. / “What Makes You and I Different”, Tramway, Glasgow, UK.  / “Into Me / Out of Me”, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany / “In the Darkest Hours There May Be Light”, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK / “Into Me / Out of Me”, PS1 MOMA, Long Island, USA. / “People. Volti, corpi e segni contemporanei dalla collezione di Ernesto Esposito”, MADRE Museum, Naples, I. / “Solitude, Upstairs, Berlin, Germany / “Handsome”, cur. by B.Polla e G.Romano, Analix Forever, Geneve, CH. 2005 “Post Modern Portraiture”, The Logan Collection, Vail, Colorado, USA. / “Controlled”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. / “The Parable Show”, Grimm/Rosenfeld  Gallery, Munich, D. / “Fifty One Celebrates Five Years”, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, BE. / “Collecion Helga de Alvear”, Museo Extremeno & Iberoamericano, Badajoz / “Fragile”, Analix Forever, Geneva, CH. 2003. “Gardens”, Tate Britain, London, UK.  / “I, Assassin”, Wallspace Gallery, New York, USA. / “Rose c’est la vie. On Flowers in Contemporary Art”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel / “Artmania! Art and the World of Plants, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland / “New Blood”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK / “Cadrage”, Analix Forever, Geneve, CH. / “Retinal Stain – Persistance Rétinienne”, Cosmic  Gallery, Paris, F. / “Narcissus”, CRAC Alsace, Altkirsch. 2002 “New Religious Art”, cur. by N. Brown, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK. / “The Passing”, cur. by C. Schepke, Helga de Alvear, Madrid, ESP. / “Penetration”, cur. by M. Fletcher, Marianne Boesky Gallery/Friederich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA. / “Tableaux Vivants: Living Pictures and Attitudes in Photography, Film and Video”, Kunsthalle, Wien, AU. / “Mirroring Evil / Nazi Imagery in Recent Art”, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA. / “Nausea”, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK. 2001 “Sacred & Profane”, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK. / “At Sea”, Sainsbury Centre, UEA, Norwich. / “At Sea”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. / “Tatoo Show”, Modern Art, London, UK. / “Electronic Maple”, New York Centre for Media Arts, New York, USA. 2000 “Greenhouse Effect”, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK. / “1000+1 Nacht”, Landesmuseum, Linz, A. / “Sex and the British”, cur. by M. Wigram and N. Rosenthall, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, A, Paris, F. / “And She Will Have your Eyes Forever”, Geneva, CH. / “Bierfest”, VTO, London, UK. 1999 “Claustrophobia”, Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford, UK.. / “EXTRAetORDINAIRE”, Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, F. / “The edge of Awarness – Al limite della coscienza”, Triennale di Milano, Milan, I. / The Factory, Liverpool, UK. / “This other world of ours”, TV Gallery, Moscow, RUS. 1998 Chac Mool Contemporary Fine Art, in collaboration with Lisson Gallery, West Holliwood, CA. USA / “Public Body & Artificial Space”, Kunshalle Krems, Krems, A. / “Secret Victorians: Contemporary Art and their 19th century vision”, The Hayward Gallery Show touring to Arnolfini, Bristol: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Middlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesboroug, UK. / “Animation”, LEA Gallery, London, UK. / “Bad Habits”, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, ESP. / “Then and now”, Lisson Gallery, London, UK. / “London Calling”, British School at Rome, Rome, I. / “Libera.mente”, cur. by A.Rubbini, Museo della città di Cesena (FO), I. / “Welcome”, cur. by R. Bianchini, Città Sant’Angelo, Pescara, I. / “Close Echoes”, City Gallery, Prague; Kunsthalle Krems. / “Exterminating Angel”, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, FR / “Exhibition of Contemporary British Art”, Japanese Museum tour 1998/99: Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts; Fukoka City Art Museum; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokio Museum of Contemporary Art; Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, JP. 1997 “A print portfolio from London”, Alte Gerhardsen, Oslo, NOR. / Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. / “Screen”, Anne Faggionato Gallery, London, UK. / “Private Face, Urban Space”, Old Gasworks, Athens, UK. / “Pictura Britannica”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sidney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand,. / “Sensations”, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK. / “Città Aperta”, cur. by R.Bianchini, Città Sant’Angelo, Pescara, I. / “London Live”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsberg, D. / “Urban Legends”, Staatliche Kunsthalle , Baden Baden, D. / “Live/Life”, Fundacao das Descobertas, Lisbon, P. / “Group Show”, Analix Galerie Geneva, CH 1996 “Fernbedienung”, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, A. / “Exchanging interiors”, cur. by M.Klerx, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, NL. / “Live/Life”, cur. by H.U.Obrist , Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, F. / “Figure to Object”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK. / “Digital Gardens”, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada. / “The inner eye”, cur. by M. Warner, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, UK. / “Comme un Oiseau”, Cartier Foundation, Paris, F. / “Manifesta”, Natural Hystory Museum, Amsterdam, NL. / “Hybrids”, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL. / “Some drawings from London”, Kate Bernard, London, UK. / “Push ups”, Ergostasio Athens Fine Art School, Athens, G. / “Birds: Art and Science, two creative energies confronting each other”, cur. by C. Christov Bakargiev and H.Ulrich Obrist, Zerynthia, Associazione per l’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, I. / “Kingdom of Flora”, Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA. / Installation to the Art Fair in Berlin, Galerie Analix, Geneva, CH. / “Open Space”, cur. by Raucci/Santamaria, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Modena, I. / Basel Art Fair, Statement Section and Video Forum, Basel, CH. / “More Than Real”, cur. by Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Palazzo Reale di Caserta, Caserta, I. 1995 Group Exhibition, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. / “Other Men’s Flowers”, Icebox, Athens, G. / “San Marino”, curated by G. Di Pietrantonio, / “III Istanbul Biennale”, cur. by R. Block, Istanbul, TK. / “British Art Show”, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, UK. / “Brilliant” New Art from London, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA. / “Wild Walls”, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, NL. / “Konrad Lorenz Duck”, cur. by P. Piccato, Turin, I. / “Hardcore Part II”, Factual Nonsense, London ; Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. / “2 x 2= 444”, cur. by G. Herold, South London Gallery, London, UK. / “Dialogues of peace”, United Nations, Geneva, CH. / “Here & Now”, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK. / “Minky Manky”, cur. by K.Friedman, South London Galerie, London, UK. / “Oltre la normalità concentrica”, a cura di G. Romano, Palazzo Da Zara, Padova, I. / “Corpus Delicti-London in the 90’s”, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, DK. / “Le Mille e una Volta”, cur. by L.Cherubini and G.Di Pietrantonio, Museo D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Repubblica di San Marino. / “Hardcore”, Factual Nonsense, London, UK. / “Arte Inglese d’oggi”, Re Rebaudengo-Sandretto collection, cur. by F.Gualdoni and  G.Coackrain, Galleria Civica D’Arte Contemporanea, Modena, I. 1994 “Nature Morte”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA. / “Purple 8 1/5”, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, Institute of Cultural Anxiety, I.C.A., London, UK. / “Not self portrait”, Karsten Schubert, London, UK. / “Hellraiser”, Comune di Monte Carasso, I. / “Uncertain Identity”, Galerie Analix, Geneva, CH. / “Soggetto-Soggetto”, cur. by F.Pasini e G.Verzotti, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, I. / “L’Hiver de L’Amour”, cur. by  H.Fliess, D. Gonzales-Foester, B. Joisten, J.L. Vilmouth, O.Zahm, Musee d’Art Moderne, Ville de Paris, Paris, F. ; P.S.1, New York, USA. 1993 “Displace”, Choen Gallery, New York, USA. / “Changing I Dense Cities”, cur. by H.Lux, Shedhalle, Zurich, CH. / “The Ebb Tide Shell Gathering”, Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Martigny, F. / “Aperto 93”, XLV Biennale di Venezia, Corderie, Venice, I / “Domestic Violence”, cur. by H.S.Jacques, Giò Marconi, Milan, I. 1992 “Collishaw, Fairhurst, Lane”, Via Farini, Milan, I. / “Exhibit A”, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK. / “Twenty Fragile Pieces”, Galerie Analix, Geneva, CH. / “Under Thirty”, Galerie Metropol, Wien, AU. / “Group Show”, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK. 1991 “Stillstand Switches”,Shedhalle, Zurich, CH. 1990 “Modern Medicine”, Building One, London, UK. / “A Group Show” , Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK. 1989 “Ghost Photography: The Illusion of the Visible”, Touring Exhibition, I. 1988 “Freeze”, Surrey Docks, London, UK.

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