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Karla Black

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Karla Black was born in Alexandria, Scotland, in 1972, and now lives and works in Glasgow. She studied at Glasgow School of Fine Art, where she took a BA in sculpture, an MPhil in Art in Organisational Contexts and an MA in Fine Art. Her work has been the subject of several solo shows around the UK and Germany since 2002, and has featured in numerous group shows, including at the Saatchi Gallery. She is represented by Modern Art in London and Galerie Gisela Capitain in Cologne.

Karla Black Biography
1972   Born in Alexandria, Scotland
  Lives and works in Glasgow
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Nothing to say and I'm saying it, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
2008   Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London
2008   Strange Solution, Art Now, Tate Britain, London
2008   Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln (solo)
2008   West London Projects, London (solo)
2008   Mary Mary, Glasgow (solo)
2007   IBID Projects, London (solo)
2007   Ultramoderne, Hall Paul Wurth, Luxembourg; La Passerelle, Brest
2007   What remains. Quello che resta, Lambretto Art Project, Milan
2007   Poor Thing, Kunsthalle Basel (curated by Simone Neuenschwander)
2007   Special Presentation, Broadway 1602, New York
2007   Untitled - Works on Paper, Art:Concept, Paris
2007   Planting the tele, Mary Mary, Glasgow (Curated by Hayley Tompkins)
2006   Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin (solo)
2006   Mary Mary, Glasgow (solo)
2006   Outpost, Norwich (solo)
2006   Have Him Be Her, Broadway 1602, New York (solo)
2006   Karla Black / Sally Osborn / Sue Tompkins, Flaca, London
2006   Karla Black / Dean Hughes / Duncan Marquiss /Jonathan Owen / Hanneline Visnes, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh
2005   Pilot 2, London
2005   Like It Matters, CCA, Glasgow
2005   Exile, New York is a Good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York
2005   Not Yet Night, Studio Voltaire, London
2005   Karla Black / Babak Ghazi, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
2004   Spacemakers, Lothringer Dreizehn, Munich
2004   MFA Degree show, Tramway, Glasgow
2004   Rheinschau Art Projects, Cologne (with Transmission)
2004   Mary Mary, Glasgow (solo)
2004   Synth, Kunstraum B/2, Leipzig
2004   Cheyney Thompson / Karla Black, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
2003   Pallas, The Changing Room Gallery, Stirling
2003   East International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich
2003   School of Art & Design (curated by Toby Webster & Eva Rothschild)
2003   An American Conversation (with Alex Frost), Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
2002   The Châteaux, Switchspace, Glasgow
2002   Half the World Away, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts
2002   Center, Buffalo, New York
2002   Robert, Glasgow Project Room (solo)
2001   Man Dancing, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
2001   October: Contemporary Art in St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
2001   Hi-Civics, Market Gallery, Glasgow
2000   Louder than Love, De Zeyp, Brussels
2000   Someone, Somewhere…., Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
Recent Exhibits

Karla Black participated in these exhibits:

May, 2016 Theories of Modern Art
Modern Art
Feb, 2016 Solo Exhibition
David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th
Oct, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Modern Art
Jun, 2014 GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland | National
Scottish National Gallery
Mar, 2014 Solo Exhibition
David Zwirner- 519 W. 19th
Feb, 2014 Complex Images
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
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