Nashashibi  / Skaer

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Rosalind Nashashibi

1973 Born in Croydon, England.
Lives and works in London.

Lucy Skaer

1975 Born in Cambridge, England.
Lives and works in Glasgow and London.


2015 Why Are You Angry? – 16 mm film
2009 Our Magnolia – 16 mm film
2008 Pygmalion Event – 16 mm film, commissioned by Tate Britain
2008 Pygmalion Workshop – 16 mm film installation, commissioned by Berlin Biennial
2006 Flash in the Metropolitan – 16 mm film, commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol
2005 Ambassador – 2 screen video work, commissioned by Lyon Biennale


2016 Tate St Ives, England
2013 Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France. Pygmalion Event. (3 March – 9 June)
2010 Murray Guy, New York. Nashashibi / Skaer. (25 June – 6 August)
2009 Doggerfisher, Edinburgh, Scotland. Our Magnolia. (1 August – 25 September)
2008 Tate Britain, London. Art Now: Pygmalion Event. (8 November 2008 – 4 January 2009)
CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France. Pygmalion Workshop. (21 September – 13 December)
2007 Spike Island, Bristol, UK. Flash in the Metropolitan. (14 July – 16 September)


2017 Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland. The Other Dark: Tacita Dean, Jeremy Millar, and Nashashibi/Skaer, curated by Kirstie North. (16 July - 26 August)
Kassel, Germany. documenta 14. (10 June – 17 September)
National Museum of Contemporary Art – EMST Museum, Athens, Greece. Documenta
14 at EMST. (8 April – 16 July)
2015 Screening curated by Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmedt, South London Gallery, England. WE (NOT I). (29 April)
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Southbank VIC. The Biography of Things. (5 December 2015 – 21 February 2016)
2013 The Royal Standard, Liverpool. The Narrators. (10 October – 17 November)
2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film, and Video. (7 February – 26 August)
KAI 10 | Raum für Kunst, Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf. Reflexion und Einfühlung. (21 January – 31 March)
Contemporary Archaeologies, Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard, France
2010 Prendre La Porte et Faire le Mur, Frac Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, Marseille
Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
2009 For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isnʼt there, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, touring to Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; and Culturgest, Lisbon
Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennale, Athens
Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Garden of Forking Paths, MAISTERRAVALBUENA, Madrid
SLOW MOVEMENT OR: Half and Whole, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
2008 The Greenroom, The Hessel Museum and The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
A life of their Own, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland
When Things Cast No Shadow– 5th Berlin Biennial, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
You have not been honest, Museo DʼArte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples
Contour, Mechelen, Belgium
Der Droste Effekt, Esther Schipper, Berlin
About the possibility of a Sculpture, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany
Alabama, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2006 If I canʼt Dance, I donʼt want to be part of your revolution, De Appel, Amsterdam
2005 In Between Times, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland


2015 Sharp, Chris. “Flash in the Metropolitan (2006).” In The Biography of Things. Southbank: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2015, p. 29
2012 Schwendener, Martha. “At the Mausoleum, Art About Art Houses”. The New York Times. 10 February 2012.
“Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film, and Video”. New Yorker. 12 February 2012
2010 Burton, Johanna. “Nashashibi / Skaer”. Artforum. October 2010
Coburn, Tyler. “Nashashibi / Skaer at Murray Guy, New York.” artagenda. August 2010
O’Neill Butler, Lauren. “Nashashibi / Skaer”. Artforum online. 9 July 2010
2009 Cairns, Steven. “Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer”. Artforum online. 26 August 2009
McLean-Ferris, Laura. “Nashashibi / Skaer”. Art Review. 10 August 2009
Walker, Lynne. “Our Magnolia, Nashashibi / Skaer”. The Independent. 17 September 2009


British Arts Council, UK
Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Tate Britain, London