Simon Starling

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© Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
Inverted Retrograde Theme, USA (A House of a Song Bird), 2002 Wood, Iron, Mahogany, Metal, Tree Trunks, Birds © Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl,Miami Beach, FL
RED RIVERS (IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE OKAPI) , 2009 © Courtesy the artist and Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Motion control/Mollino - Project for Sondrio, Italy , 2007 Collage And Graphite 22 X 29.9 In. / 56 X 76 Cm. © Simon Starling
Weeding Aralia (Chaise Lounge) Aralia Fabric By Josef Frank With Silkscreen Overprinting 46 X 63.25 X 36 In. © Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York
Inverted Retrograde Theme, 2001 © Simon Starling
Installation view, Turner Prize 2005 exhibition , 2005 © Tate
Installation view, Turner Prize 2005 exhibition © Tate
Venus Mirrors (detail), 2012 Two Silver Gelatin Prints 10 X 8" / 25.4 X 20.3cm © Courtesy of the artist & Casey Kaplan Gallery
Black Drop, 2012 35 Mm Transferred To Hd With Sound 27 Min 35 Sec With Sound © Simon Starling/ courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin/ Photo: Jens Ziehe
© Courtesy of the Artist and California College of the Arts (Oakland Campus)
Phantom Ride Tate Britain Commission, 2013 Installation View. Photo © Tate; courtesy Simon Starling
© Courtesy of the artist and The Arts Club of Chicago
Autoxylopyrocycloboros, 2006 Götschmann Medium Format Slide Projector, And Flight Case, 38 Color Transparencies 4 Minutes © Courtesy of the artist and the Modern Institute, Glasgow
© Courtesy of the artist and The Arts Club of Chicago
© Courtesy of the artist and The Arts Club of Chicago
Bird in Space , 2004, 2004 © MCA Chicago / Photo: Nathan Keay
Infestation Piece (Musseled Moore), 2006 - 2008 © Courtesy of the Artist and Art Gallery of Ontario
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Simon Starling

Born 1967, Epsom

Lives in Copenhagen and Berlin

Forthcoming and Current Exhibitions


Tate St Ives, Cornwall (Solo, 05/02/2011—02/05/2011)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (Solo, 22/01/2011—10/04/2011. curated by Yukie Kamiya)


'Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts)', Camden Art Centre, London (Group, 16/12/2010—20/02/2011. Curating)

'Recent History', Contemporary Art Centre, Malaga (Solo, 26/11/2010—23/01/2011)

'Place Out of History', Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (Group, 23/09/2010—06/03/2011)

Selected Solo Exhibitions


'Recent History', Contemporary Art Centre, Malaga

'Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima): The Mirror Room', The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow


neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Parc Saint Léger, Centre d'art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux

'Paul Henningsen - BLACK OUT', Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark (with Superflex)

'Red White Blue', Casey Kaplan, New York

'Simon Starling : Inverted Retrograde Theme, USA (House for a Songbird)', Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Miami

'THEREHERETHENTHERE (Works 1997-2009)', MAC/VAL, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne

'Under Lime', Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin


'CONCRETE LIGHT', Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

'Cuttings (Supplement)', The Power Plant, Toronto

'Plant Room', Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn

'Project for a Public Sculpture (After Thomas Annan)', The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd (offsite), Glasgow

'Richard Long and Simon Starling', Spike Island, Bristol

'The Nanjing Particles', MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

'Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations', Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

'Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations', Galleria Franco Noero, Turin


'Appenzell Biennale', Aktuelle Kunst im Schaukasten, Herisau, Switzerland

'Nachbau', Museum Folkwang, Essen

'Particle Projection (Loop)', Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels

'Simon Starling', Casey Kaplan, New York


'[24 hr. Tangenziale]', Galleria Franco Noero, Turin

'Autoxylopyrocycloboros', Cove Park, Scotland

'Autoxylopyrocycloboros', Heidelburger Kunstverein, Heidelberg

'Wilhelm Noack OHG', Galerie neugerriemschneider, Berlin


'C.A.M. Crassulacaen Acid Metabolism', Void, Derry

'Cuttings', Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel


'Tabernas Desert Run', The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

Casey Kaplan, New York

'Exposition', Fundacio Juan Miro, Barcelona

'One Ton', neugerriemschneider, Berlin


Villa Arson, Nice

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome

'Carbon', Städtische Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp, Müunster


UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

'Djungel', DCA, Dundee

'FLAGA, (1972-2002)', Franco Noero, Turin

'Inverted Retrograde Theme, USA', Casey Kaplan, New York

'Jones/Starling', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

'Kakteenhaus', Portikus, Frankfurt


John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton

neugerriemschneider, Berlin

'Burn-Time', Lichthaus Plus Neue Kunst, Bremen

'Burn-Time/ Reading Room', Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Barbara ClaassenSchmal, Bremen

'CMYK/ RGB', FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier

'Inverted Retrograde Theme, Rescued Rhododendrons', Secession, Vienna

'Poul Henningson, Simon Starling', Dundee Copper Gallery, Dundee

'Work, Made-Ready', Les Baux-de-Provence, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg


Studio 2000, Cologne

Preston Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England

Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporãnea, Porto

Camden Art Centre, London

'Method 1: Simon Starling', Signal, Malmö


'Blinky Palermo Prize', Galerie fur Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig


'Le Jardin Suspendu', The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

'Project for a Modern Museum', Moderna Museet Project Room, Stockholm


'Blue Boat Black', Transmission, Glasgow


'An Eichbaum Pils beer can', The Showroom, London

Selected Group Exhibitions


'Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts)', Camden Art Centre, London (Curating)

'Place Out of History', Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City

'México esperado/inesperado', Espace de Creation Contemporaine de la Province de Hainaut, Charleroi

'Languages and Experimentations', MART museum, Rovereto (curated by G. Verzotti)


'Altermodern', Tate Triennalle, London

'Making Worlds', 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice

'Radical Nature', Barbican Art Gallery, London

'The Quick and the Dead', Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis

'The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object', Sculpture Center, New York


'Amateurs', CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco

'Close Up', Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

'Ephemera', Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

'GREENWASHING Environment: Perils, Promises and Perplexities', Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Torino (and Palazzo Ducale di Laurino, Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Salerno)

'Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art', Barbican Art Gallery, London

'Objects of Value', Miami Art Museum, Miami

'Reality Check', Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

'Turner Prize: A Retrospective', Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (touring to Moscow Museum of Modern Art)

'What is Life – Christine Borland, Graham Fagen and Simon Starling', The Plant Exhibition Hall, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh


2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow

'Des mondes perdus', CAPC, Bordeaux

'Held Together With Water - Art from the Verbund Collection', Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art, Vienna

'Immagini, Forme e Natura delle Alpi', Fondazione Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Palazzo Pretorio, Sondrio (curated by Danilo Eccher)

'Made in Germany', Sprengel Museum, Hannover (Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover; kestnergesellschaft, Hannover)

'Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change', Sharjah Biennale 8, Sharjah

'The history of a decade that has not yet been named', Biennale de Lyon, Lyon

'Turner Prize: A Retrospective', Tate Britain, London

'ZPC Volet #3 entreprises singulières', Musèe d’art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris


'Busan Biennial', Busan, South Korea

'Ectopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video', International Center for Photography, New York

'If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history', The Showroom, London

'Periferic 7: Focussing Iasi/Strategies of Learning', International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Iasi

'Strange I've Seen That Face Before', Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach

'The Turner Prize', Tate Britain, London (winner)


'Goodbye Fourteenth Street', Gallery Casey Caplan, New York

'Omaggio al Quadrato', Franco Noero, Turin

'Parallel Life', Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

'Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye', MCA Chicago


Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo

'In the beginning there was the journey', 28th Biennale de Arte de Pontevedra, Pontevedra

'LAB', Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

'Schöner Wohnen, kunst van heden voor alle dagen', BE-PART, Platform voor actuele kunst


Sculpture Biennale, Münsterland, Germany

Franco Noero, Turin

Special Dédicace, Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art

'Faking Real', Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts

'GNS (Global Navigation System)', Palais de Tokyo, Paris

'Hands up, baby, hands up', Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg

'Independence', South London Gallery, London

'Individual Systems', Venice Biennale, Venice

'Interplay', The Moore building, Miami

'Moving Pictures', Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao

'Outlook', International Art Exhibition, Athens

'The Moderns', Castello di Rivoli, Turin

'Zenomap', Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale


Roma Roma Roma, Rome

Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (Europäische Biennale Zeitgenössischer Kunst)

'Barby Asante, Journey into the East', The Showroom, London

'Der Globale Complex - continental drift', Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

'Exchange and Transform', Kunstverein, Munich

'Happy Outsiders', Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw

'Lap Dissolve', Casey Kaplan, New York

'My Head Is On Fire But My Heart Is Full Of Love', Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen

'No return, Positionen aus der Sammlung Haubrock', Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach

'Sphere', Sir John Soane's Museum, London

'Summer Cinema', Casey Kaplan, New York

'Wrong Time, Wrong Place', Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

'Zusammenhange herstellen', Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg


'1998 - 2001', DESTE Foundation, Athens

'Circles', Karlsruhe, Germany

'Der Larsen Effekt', Centre für Gegenwartskunst Linz/ Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

'Dévoler vivent les Frac', Institute d’Art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

'East Doors (North)', Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (project)

'Experiment the Real', Albi, France

'G3', Casey Kaplan, New York

'Here and Now', Dundee Contemporary Arts & Aberdeen Art Gallery, UK

'Let's Get to Work', Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg

'Open Country', Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne

'Silk Purse', Arnolfini, Bristol

'Squatters', Serralves Foundation, Porto

'Squatters 2', Witte de With, Rotterdam

'Strategies Against Architecture II', Laboratorio per l’Arte Contemporanea, Pisa

'Total Object Complete With Missing Parts', Tramway, Glasgow

'Words and Things', CCA, Glasgow


Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills

'Artifice', DESTE Foundation, Athens

'Futureperfect', CVA, Cardiff

'If I Ruled the World', CCA, Glasgow

'Manifesta 3', European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

'Micropolitiques', Le Magasin, Grenoble

'Play-Use', Witte de With, Rotterdam

'Robières/ Roberies', Marres Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht

'Spaceship', Bluecoat Gallery, LIverpool

'The British Art Show 5', Edinburgh, Cardiff

'The work in this space is a response to the existing conditions and/or work previously shown within the space', neugerriemschneider, Berlin

'What If…', Moderna Muséet, Stockholm


'Artist's Project', Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

'Dummy', Catalyst Arts, Belfast

'Fang den Hut', Galerie Eigen

'Fireworks', De Appel, Amsterdam

'If I Ruled the World', The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

'The Office of Misplaced Events', 51 Cleveland St., London

'Thinking Aloud', Camden Art Centre, London

'Tyrebagger Sculpture Project', Aberdeenshire, Scotland

'Un Certain', ATA Centre d'Art Contemporain, Sofia


The Modern Institute, Glasgow at Sadie Coles HQ

'Bad Faith', 3 month Gallery, Liverpool

'Family', Inverleith House, Edinburgh

'Lost and Found', Decima Gallery, London

'Moderna Museet Project', Moderna Muséet, Stockholm

'Reconstructions', Smart Project Space, Amsterdam

'Strolling', Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne


'B.c.c.', Cleveland and The Tannery, London

'Fishing For Shapes', Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

'Glasgow', Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthalle Bern

'L'Automne dans toutes ses collections', MAC, Marseille

'Nerve', ArtSpace, Sydney

'Wish You Were Here Too', 83 Hill Street, Glasgow


'After You Made Me Soft Again', Galerie Barz, Hanover

'City Limits', Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent

'Fishing for Shapes', Projektraum Voltmerstrasse, Hanover

'Kilt ou Double', La Vigie, NÓmes

'Once Removed', Laure Genillard, London

'Sick Building', Transmission Gallery at Globe Space, Copenhagen


'About Place', Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

'Kabinett fur Zeichnung', Kampnagel, Hamburg

'Maikafer Flieg', Bunker Köln-Ehrenfeld, Köln


'Die Zweite Wirklichkeit Aktuelle Aspekte des Mediums Kunst', Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart

'Institute of Cultural Anxiety', ICA, London

'Miniatures', The Agency, London

'Modern Art', Transmission, Glasgow

'Oriel Mostyn Open', Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno


'BT New Contemporaries', Travelling Exhibition

'Left Luggage', Travelling Exhibition

'Matter and Fact', Collection Gallery, London


'Gesture No. 5', Post West Gallery, Adelaide

'Invisible Cities', Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

'Three New Works', Transmission, Glasgow


'Museum Piece', Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art

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