Lucy Skaer


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BIOGRAPHY

1975 Born in Cambridge, UK


EDUCATION

1997 BA Honors, Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art, Environmental Art Department
Lives and works in Glasgow and London


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
• KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Lucy Skaer. (13 October 2017 – 7 January 2018)
• Museo Tamayo, México City, Mexico. Una Casa Más Pequeña. (1 July – 17 September)
• MRAC Serignan, France. Lucy Skaer: La Chasse. (25 March – 4 June)
• Grimm, Frans Halsstraat, Amsterdam. Lucy Skaer (12 January – 25 February)
• Grimm, Keizergracht, Amsterdam. Lucy Skaer (14 January – 25 February)

2016
• Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK. Lucy Skaer – Leonora. (10 October – 17 December)
• Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. One Remove. (15 July – 2 October)

2015
• Musees Gallo Romains, Lyon. Sticks and Stones. (9 April – 3 January 2016)
• Peter Freeman, Inc. New York. Random House. (8 January – 21 February)
• Murray Guy, New York. Sticks and Stones. (10 January – 21 February)

2013
• Tramway, Glasglow. Exit, Voice and Loyalty. (25 October – 15 December)
• Yale Union, Portland, OR. Lucy Skaer. Curated by Hope Svenson. (19 July – 12 September)
• Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland. Lucy Skaer: A proposal for Mount Stuart 2013 (23 June - 31 October)

2012
• Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna. Lucy Skaer - Force Justify (Part 3). (5 July – 26 August)
• Murray Guy, New York. Harlequin is as Harlequin Does. (18 February - 24 March 2012)
• Sculpture Center, New York. Scene, Hold, Ballast: Lucy Skaer and David Maljkovic. (15 January - 9 March)

2011
• Pavilion, Leeds. Film For an Abandoned Projector. (23 November)
• Galerie Nelson - Freeman, Paris. Blanks and Ballast. (16 April - 28 May)

2010
• Location One, New York. Rachel, Peter, Caitlin, John. (16 September - 16 October)

2009
• Kunsthalle Basel, Basel. A Boat Used as a Vessel. (5 April - 14 June)

2008
• Longside Gallery, Yorkshire. Catch This: Lucy Skaer. (16 August – 21 September)
• The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Lucy Skaer. (17 May - 9 July)
• Chisenhale Gallery, London. The Siege. (26 March - 4 May)

2004
• Schnit Ausstellungsraum, Cologne. Luck Skaer: The Sound and the Screen (9 October - 16 October)
• Doggerfisher Gallery, Glasgow. The Opaque (7 August - 25 September)
• Carl Freedman Gallery, London. The Problem in Seven Parts (18 March - 24 April)

2001
• Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. Like a Circle in a Spiral


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
• Estorick Collection of Modern Art, London, England. Poor Art | Arte Povera. Italian Influences, British Responses. (20 September – 17 December)
• Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Now Wakes the Sea: Contemporary Art and the Ocean.
(3 August – 5 November)
• CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France. 4,543 Milliards. La Question de la matière.
(29 June – 7 January 2018).
• Murray Guy, New York. Final Exhibition. (10 January – 4 February)

2016
• Murray Guy, New York. Whatever moves between us also moves the world in general.
(3 November – 17 December)
• Rennes, France. Incorporated! 5e edition des Ateliers de Rennes – biennale d’art contemporain. curated by François Piron. (1 October – 11 December)
• Leeds College of Art, England. Leonora Carrington/Lucy Skaer. (15 July – 2 September)
• Drawing Center, New York. Prix Canson 2016. (22 June – 1 July)
• P-exclamation, New York. Every Purpose. (12 May – 26 June)
• The Drawing Center, New York. Prix Canson 2016. (22 June – 1 July)
• Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany. The Secret Life of Images. (19 March – 1 May)
• Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp. Riddle of the Burial Grounds. (28 January – 15 August)

2015
• Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia. The Biography of Things. (5 December– 21 February 2016)
• Compton Verney, United Kingdom. Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements. (3 October – 13 December)
• First Site, Colchester, United Kingdom. The Parliament of Things. (14 March – 31 May 2015)
• De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Netherlands. The Registry of Promise: The Promise of Literature, Soothsaying and Speaking in Tongues. (25 January – 29 March)

2014
• The Hunterian (Art Gallery), Glasgow. Generation: 25 years Contemporary Art in Scotland.
(6 June 2014 - 25 January 2015)

2013
• Porto Alegre, Brazil. 9th Bienal do Mercosul (13 September-10 November)

2012
• Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse. La Vie des Formes (29 June – 2 September)
• CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid. Telling everything, not knowing how, with Rosalind Nashashibi \
(13 June - 11 November)
• Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard. Archeologies, with Rosalind Nashashibi
(1 June 14 October 2012)
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video
(7 February - 26 August)
• Arthena Foundation - KAI 10, Dusseldorf. Reflexion und Einfühlung (21 January - 31 March)

2011
• Tate Britain, London. Watercolor (16 February - 21 August)
• Contemporary Art Society, Nottingham. Three Stones in the City of Ladies,
curated by Elisa Kay (22 January - 27 March)
• Milliken Gallery, Stockholm. Color Pattern Yellow Danger (21 January - 26 February)

2010
• Marcelle Alix Projects, Paris. Moon Star Love (14 November 2010 - 23 January 2011)
• Fonds Regional d’Arts Contemporain, Marseile. Prendre la porte et faire le mur (9 November - 12 November)
• Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Another Face: works from the Arts Council Collection
(8 May - 12 September)
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit. For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there (5 February - 4 April)
• Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York. Leopards in the Temple (10 January - 30 March)

2009
• Tate Britain, London. Turner Prize 2009. (6 October– 3 January 2010)
• Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Elles@centrepompidou: women artists in the collections of the national art museum (27 May 2009 - 11 February 2011)

2008
• The Changing Room, Stirling. Concrete Shadows (15 November - 17 December)
• Maisterra Valbuena Galeria, Madrid. Lucy Skaer y Gabriel Vormstein (20 November - January 1 2009)

2007
• Whitechapel Gallery, London. New Work UK: You and Me, screening curated by Polly Staple (19 June - 7 July)
• Catalyst Arts, Belfast. Es (the Above I) (5 May - 31 May)
• An Tuireann Arts Center - JICBP Cube Gallery, Island of Skye, Scotland. The Siege, in oak and pearl, traveled to Jarnac, France, Ichinomiya, Japan, Cairo in Egypt, Bøvlingbjerg in Denmark (July)

2006
• De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam. If I can’t Dance I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, Edition II: Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Practice (16 November - 14 January)
• Elisabeth Kauffman, Zurich. Minor Characters, with Anita DiBianco (21 October - 16 December)

2005
• Gasworks, London. the music of the future (8 December - 16 January 2006)
• Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. the world, abridged (5 March - 1 May)

2004
• Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Edge of the Real: a painting show (20 March - 23 May)


RESIDENCIES

2016
• Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013
• Atelier Calder, Saché, FR

2010
• Location One International Fellowship, New York

2007-2008
• Laurenz House Foundation Residency, Basel

2005-2006
• Scottish Arts Council Studio Residency, New York

2002
• NIFCA Network North Residency, Faroe Islands, Denmark
• Wellcome Trust Sci-Art Grant, London

2000-2001
• Scottish Arts Council Amsterdam Studio Residency, Amsterdam


PRIZE NOMINATIONS

2016
• Prix Canson

2009
• Turner Prize

2002
• Beck’s Futures


AWARDS RECEIVED

2016
• Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

• Tate Britain, London
• Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris
• The Museum of Modern Art, New York
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Nashashibi/Skaer)
• Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris
• British Arts Council, UK
• Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
• The Hunterian, Glasgow
• National galleries of Scotland (Nashashibi/Skaer)
• FRAC des Pays de La Loire, Carquefou
• FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse
• Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Glasglow
• Government art collection, UK