Liam Gillick


  • Gillick

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    Liam Gillick : Campaign - 1st moment, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, 2016


Born 1964, Aylesbury, U.K.
Lives and works in New York City


Goldsmiths College, University of London, B.A. (Hons.)


Hertfordshire College of Art


Extended Soundtrack for a Lost Production Line: Ton Und Film, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Were People This Dumb Before TV?, Esther Schipper, Berlin

Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Like a Moth to a Flame, Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin

The light is no brighter at the centre…, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius


Liam Gillick: Campaign, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto

Phantom Structures, Casey Kaplan, New York

Cool Your Jets, with Jonathan Monk, Quartz Studio, Torino

Liam Gillick: What’s What in a Mirror, Dublin City Gallery, Hugh Lane, Dublin

The Red Wood Pigeon Meets Some Meetings, Air de Paris, Paris

Stardust Expressions, Taro Nasu, Tokyo


Liam Gillick 1 Rue Gabriel Tarde, Sarlat-La-Caneda, Dordogne, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels

All-Intimate-Act, Stedelijk Museum and Holland Festival, Amsterdam

Alfonso Artiaco, Naples

Liam Gillick: The Thought Style Meets the Thought Collective, Maureen Paley, London


Complete Bin Development, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf

Revenons Á Nos Moutons, Esther Schipper, Berlin

From 199C to 199D, Le Magasin, Grenoble


November 1 – December 21, with Louise Lawler, Casey Kaplan, New York

The Contemporary Austin, Austin, Texas

Five Structures and a Shanty, Gallery IHN, Seoul


Scorpion and und et Felix, Casey Kaplan, New York

From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, New York

Scorpion or Felix, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Agreements, McNamara and Lead Times, Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Margin Time, Maureen Paley, London

Four Propositions Six Structures, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples


A game of war Structure, IMMA, Dublin

Sit in the machine, Air de Paris, Paris

Sit on the machine, Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp


Discussion Bench Platforms/A “Volvo” Bar + Everything Good Goes, Casey Kaplan, New York

Everything Good Goes, Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Seven Structures and a large vodka soda, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

One long walk… two short piers, KAH, Bonn

1848!!!, Esther Schipper, Berlin


How will you behave: A kitchen cat speaks, German Pavillion, Venice Biennale

Three Perspectives and a Short Scenario, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Executive 2 litre GXL, MAK, Vienna

Wall diagrams from the 1990s and early 2000s, House of Art, Budweis

Two Short Plays, Eastside Projects, Birmingham


The State Itself Becomes a Super Whatnot, Casey Kaplan, New York

Three Perspectives and a Short Scenario, Kunstverein, München

Three Perspectives and a Short Scenario, Witte de With, Rotterdam

Three Perspectives and a Short Scenario, Kunsthalle, Zurich


Weekend in So Show, The Lab, Belmar

The state/commune itself becomes a super state/commune, Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

The commune itself becomes a super state, Corvi-Mora, London


We are Medi(evil), Angela Bulloch and Liam Gillick, Cubitt, London

Briannnnnn & Ferryyyyyy, Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno, Kunsthalle Zurich

Literally Based on HZ, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

The State itself becomes a super commune, Esther Schipper, Berlin


McNamara Motel, CAC Malaga, Malaga

As you approach the edge of town the lights are no softer than they were in the centre, Casey Kaplan, New York

A short text on the possibility of creating an economy of equivalence, Casa Encendida, Madrid

Factories in the snow, Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Presentism, Corvi-Mora, London

Another 2004 Again, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

A short text on the possibility of creating an economy of equivalence, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

222nd Floor, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich


Construccion de Uno, Javier Lopez, Madrid

A Group of People, Air de Paris, Paris

Liam Gillick, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

Övningskörning (Driving Practice), Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee

Underground (Fragments of Future Histories), Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp


Exterior Days, Casey Kaplan, New York

Communes, Bars and Greenrooms, The Powerplant, Toronto

Hills and Trays and…, Schipper & Krome, Berlin

…Punctuated Everydays, Max Hetzler, Berlin

Por Favor Gracias de Nada (with Gabriel Kuri), Kurimanzutto, México City

Projects 79: Literally, Museum of Modern Art, New York

A Film, A Clip and a Documentary, (with Sean Dack), Corvi-Mora, London


The Wood Way, The Whitechapel Gallery, London

Light Technique, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Liam Gillick, Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich


The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin


Readymade, House Eva Presenhuber, Vna, Switzerland

Du verbe à la communication, Le Carre d’art Nimes

Elbphilharmonie Revisited, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Variable Dimensions: Artists and Architecture, MAAT, Lisbon

Arts Council 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Night at the Museum, The Attenborough Centre, Leicester
Park, (organized by Kerlin Gallery) Holly’s Gallery, Guangzhou

John Latham – A World View, Serpentine Gallery, London

The Interior and The Carpet, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Colori, Castelo di Rivoli, Turin

Shanghai Project Part 2, Shanghai Himalayas Museum

99 Cents, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

How to Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien

True Faith, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

Flatlands/Abstractions Narratives #2, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg

A Green and Pleasant Land, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

Parapolotics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Always Someone Asleep and Someone Awake, Galerie des Galeries, Paris


All Systems Go, Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee

Fluidity, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

Expanded Fields, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin

Moving Image Department – 4th Chapter: The Rhetoric of Time, Revisited, National Gallery, Prague

A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham

Film, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

All Over, Galerie Des Galeries, Paris

A History. Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kunst, Munich

30th Anniversary Programme, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

The Natural Order of Things, Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick

Tobias Rehberger presently, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

140K, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig

FIFTY CIGARS FOR THE LIGHT OF THE FUTURE, Kunstverein KISS Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen e.V. (AdKV) Temporäres Museum, Abtsgmünd

Béton, Kunsthalle Wien Museumquartier, Vienna

If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve, MIMA, Middlesbrough

Invisible Adversaries, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson

Reading Context, The Collection Teaching Gallery, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson

Conversation autour d’une collection: Collection Jocelyne et Fabrice Petignat, Villa Bernasconi, Lancy

Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection, Long Side Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Gas Hall, Birmingham; The Attenborough Centre, Leicester

Shanghai Project, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai

For an Image, Faster Than Light, Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan

Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905 – 2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Moving Image Department, 6th Chapter: Inner Lives (of Time), National Gallery of Art, Prague
Arts Council 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Night at the Museum, The Gas Hall, Birmingham
Cloud Cover, Kresge and Pascal Galleries, Ramapo College, Mahwah
Alfonso Artiaco 30th Anniversary, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples


British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

14th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul

10th Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas

6th Moscow Biennale, Moscow

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

Summer Show 2015, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, United Kingdom

Space Between, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Ist Chapter: The Importance of Being a (Moving) Image, Prague National Gallery, Prague

Works on Paper, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Not: The Art of Resistance, Manchester School of Art Holden Gallery, Manchester

Adventures of the black square: Abstract art and society, Whitechapel Gallery, London


Beyond and Between, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Histories I: Works from the Serralves Collection, Serralves Museum, Porto

A Machinery for Living, Petzel, New York

Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, NY


9 Artists, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Draft Urbanism, The Biennale of the Americas, Denver

The Lie and The Powepoint with Benoit Maire, with Falke Pisano, Shanaynay, Paris

Looking Back/The 7th White Columns Annual, selected by Richard Birkett, White Columns, New York

Fired Earth, Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster

Neoplastic Room. Open Composition, Museum Sztuki, Lodz

Edge Order Rupture, Gallery Lelong, New York

Cross/Roads, Willie Birch and Liam Gillick, Bard CCS

Abstract Generation: Now in Print, MoMA, New York

Love in a Cold Climate, S1 Artspace, Sheffield

DLA Piper Series: Constellations, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.


Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm

Utopia Gesamtkunstwerk, 21er Haus, Vienna

Schrift Bild, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

The Poster Show, Galerie Carlier-Gebauer, Berlin

Print/Out, MoMA, New York

Positions on Conceptual Art, Galerie Rüdiger Schottle, Köln

True Stories: Scripted Realities, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

How to Make – Ideen, Notationen, Materialisierungen, Kunsthaus Dresden

Read, Look! We promise it’s not dangerous, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York

Wir treffen uns am Abend, Galerie Kamm, Berlin

Soundworks, ICA, London

Painting in Space, Luhring Augustine, New York

Looking Back for the Future, Kunsthalle, Zurich

Last Day, Cartel, London

Air de Paris Summer Show, Art & Rapy, Monaco

Group Exhibition, Kerlin Gallery, July

Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

Skulpturen und Reliefs aus der Sammlung, Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm

Sense and Sensibility, Euskadi 2012

Various stages, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden

Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright Knox, Buffalo

True Stories: Scripted Realities, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, New Zealand

Where is the Power, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth

Parque Industrial, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo

The Feverish Library, Friedrich Petzel, New York

The Mystery Spot, Fondation d’enterprise Ricard, Paris

Test Run, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden

Extended Minimalism, Javier Lopez, Madrid

True Stories: Scripted Realities, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand

Screens, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna


No more presence, The Artist’s Institute, New York

Someone else’s life, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy, London

Scaffolding of contrition, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York

We Are Grammar, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York

A lunatic on bulbs, Giorgio Pace Projects, Chesa Planta

Police!, Galerie Nathalie Seroussi, Paris

Abstract Possible, Museo Tamayo, Mexico, D.F

I am still alive, MoMA, New York

Space Oddity, Kunsthalle Andratx

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck art project, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Out of storage, Marres, Maastricht

Everything must Go!, Casey Kaplan, New York

Humid but cool I think, Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Footnote 6: As Model, Miguel Abreu, New York

Conversation Pieces, Tate, Liverpool

Als die Wälder auf Reisen gingen, Kunstverein Pforzheim

Göteborg International Biennale for Contemporary Art, Göteborg

In Deed: Certificates of authenticity in Art, De Vleeshal, Middelburg

In Deed: Certificates of authenticity in Art, Fondazione Bevilacqua, La Masa

Monodrome, 3rd Athens Biennale, Athens

Our Day Will Come & Iteration Again, University of Tasmania School of Art in Hobart

Obras de la collecion Jumex, Hospicio Cabanas, Guadalajara

The Air we Breathe, SFMOMA, San Francisco

Performa 11, New York

Of Bridges and Borders: Chapter V, From Real to Surreal, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires


Animism, MuKHA/Extra City, Antwerp

Interference: Fields for listening and Praxis, The studio at Moderna Museet, Stockholm

It is it, Espacio 1414 Puerto Rico

Shazam, c/o Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

Corporate Everything, Kunsthalle Freiburg

Pictures about Pictures: Discources in Painting, MUMOK, Wien

Fantasy & Island, FRAC Corse

Art: Curated by Michael Craig-Martin, Haas and Fuchs, Berlin

Ce qui vient, Les Ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d’art contemporain, Rennes

The Promises of the Past, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Don’t Piss on me and tell me that it’s raining, Apex Art, New York

Film Matters, Beton 7, Athens

Kozmik Latte, Borusan Collection, Istanbul

High ideals and crazy dreams, Vera Munro, Hamburg

Post-Office, Artspace, Auckland

Men with Balls: Art of the 2010 World Cup, Apex Art, New York

Humanity is not a completed project, Villa du Parc, Centre d’art Contemporain, Annemasse

89 KM. CGAC Collection, MARCO, Vigo

The Philosophy of Money, White Pavilion, Lisbon City Museum

Multiple Pleasures, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Changing Britain: Documentary Photography from the Arts Council Collection, Portcullis House, London

Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Aires de Jeux, Le Quartier, Quimper

Today I made nothing, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

Geometry in 20th Century Art, Museo d’arte Latinamericano de Buenos Aires

8th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck art project, National Arts Club, New York

Nature, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

Which whitch is which and/or summertime, White Flag Projects, St. Louis

Without you I am nothing: Art and its Audience, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

01-10, Esther Schipper, Berlin




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