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