Elizabeth McAlpine

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Black Noise, 2006 Plaster 125 X 58 X 31 Cm (Including Stand), Edition Of 1 + 1 Ap © Elizabeth McAlpine
Words and Music (Headlines), 3 Nov, 2010 Performers, Piano, Score © Courtesy of the Artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery
Words and Music (Headlines), 3 Nov, 2010 Performers, Piano, Score © Courtesy of the Artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery
© Courtesy of the artist & Laura Bartlett Gallery
Installation view, 2009 © Laura Bartlett Gallery
#5 (tilt/red), 2009 C Print From Scanned Film Frame In Frame 100 X 100 Cm © Elizabeth McAlpine
Quintet Oeuf , 2006 39 X 39 Cm © Laura Bartlett Gallery
Quintet Poisson, 2006 3 Found Records 39 X 39 Cm © Laura Bartlett Gallery
LIGHT READING 1500 cinematic explosions Film Stills © Elizabeth McAlpine
LIGHT READING 1500 cinematic explosions Film Stills © Elizabeth McAlpine
© Courtesy of the Artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery
Black Noise, 2006 © Courtesy of the artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
© Courtesy of the Artist and Herald St
Sleeping Hollow 4, 2014 Black And White Contact Print, Photographic Emulsion, Somerset Satin Paper, Steel, Magnets 85 X 55 X 33 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery
The Map of Exactitude (#13), 2012 Photographs On Positive Paper © Courtesy of Private Collection and Laurel Gitlen Gallery, New York.
Quick Facts
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1973 Born, London

1993–1996 Goldsmiths College Fine Arts & Critical Theory, University of London

2000-2002 Slade School of Fine Art, MFA Sculpture, University College  London

Solo Exhibitions


Works on Paper , Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Square Describing A Circle, Eastside Projects, Birmingham.

Square Describing A Circle, Statements, Basel Art Fair.


Flatland, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London


Imaginary Solution, SPACEX, Exeter, UK

Sedimentary Sight, Ballina Arts Centre, Ireland


White Elephant, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London


Time Spent Doing Things Backwards, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Selected Group  Exhibitions


UnSpooling Artists and Cinema, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester.

Words an evening of performance part of Surreal House, Barbican Art Gallery, London. Curated by Rosie Cooper.

If You Can Hold Your Breath, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool.

Wouldn’t a title just make it worse. Bristol. Curated by Jane Porter.

Unpacking My Library, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Kill Your Timid Notion Festival, Screening at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland, February

Morning News, Be-Part, Ghent, Belgium

Being There, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic, Curated by Chris Sharp


EAST International, Norwich School of Art,

EAST video programmes:

Transmission, Glasgow,

Picture This, at Spike Island, Bristol,

Eastside Projects, Birmingham,

S1 Artspace, Sheffield,

Focal Point Gallery, Southend,


Royal Standard, Liverpool

Double Object, Thomas Dane, London

Exhibition of The Collection, Kadist Foundation, Paris, curated by Jeremy Lewison

Second Hand,  curated by Jasper Sharp, Engholm Engelhorn Gallery,  Vienna

Desaturated: Contemporary Interdisciplinary British Art, The Art Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Goodbye 20th Century, Image Festival, Harbour Front Centre, Toronto

Cui Prodest? . New Galerie de France, Paris, curated by Francesco Stocchi

Back and Forth. And All Over Again, James Taylor Gallery, London (June)


Aurora 2008, Film Festival, Norwich

If Looks Could Kill: Fashion and Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, BFI Southbank, London. Tate Modern, Cine Lumiere, London; Museum of the Moving Image, New York

'Out of Darkness'. Kulturzentrum K4, Nurnberg, Germany


Berwick Film Festival, Berwick upon Tweed, September 21 – 29

Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge (July 5– 15)

The Air is Wet with Sound, Rekord, Oslo, Norway  (Jan 19-Feb 28)

It’s Just Bread, Alma Enterprises, London. Curated by Ali McGlip (March 9 – April 15)


Smoke and Mirrors, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

Bad Moon Rising, K3 Gallery, Zurich

Trivial Pursuit, Edge Zones, Art Basel, Miami, US

Het Wilde Weten Gallery, Rotterdam KX gallery, Hamburg

Het Wilde Weten Gallery, Rotterdam KX gallery, Hamburg

All For Show, Touring Group Show, Nexus Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA


A Certain Tendency in Representation, Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Curated by Francesco Manacorda

I Love Cinema and Cinema Loves Me, Camden Art Centre, London

All For show, touring group show Galerie Verticale,, Quebec, Canada

Blind Spot,,

Galerie Nomadenoase, Andre Butzer & Thilo Heinzmann, Fortescue Avenue / Jonathan Viner, London

Young Masters, 148a St Johns St, London

All For Show, Touring Group Show: EDGE ZONES World Arts, Building Miami, USA,

Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA,

Fahrenheit Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, USA,

The Physics Room, Christchurch, New  Zealand,

LUMP Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Stella Artois After Dark Cinema, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London

Itchy Park – Park – Prague & Pestilence, Limehouse Town Hall, London


Pilot: 01, Limehouse Town Hall, London

YAH Festival, Nottingham

Tank TV, ICA, London

Wayne Rooney, VTO, London

Itchy Park, Limehouse Town hall, London

Mementoes and Other Curiosities, (In association with the Architectural Biennial and Art  Fortnight, London


Reduced, Century Gallery, London

Flinch, Seven Seven Gallery

Hubbub, Globe Gallery, Newcastle

It Ain’t What You Do, 291 Gallery, London

Perspective 2003, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Artsheffield 03, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield



Artists talk at Tate Modern in collaboration with Co-Conspirators


Artists talk at Berwick Film Festival, September 22

Artists talk at Spacex, Exeter in conjunction with solo exhibition.


Anticipating the Past, Artist Talk at Tate Modern in collaboration with The British Film Institute and LUX Selection by Stuart Comer, Curator of Film at Tate  Modern

Smoke and Mirrors, Artist Talk at Mac, Birmingham


Artist talk in conjunction with Photo-London at Royal Academy, London

Artist studio talk, Art in Context, Richmond University, Virginia, USA


Artist talk at the ICA in conjunction with Tank TV. London



Townsend, Chris. Artist Profile: Elizabeth McAlpine, Art Monthly, April

Davies, Lillian. Critics Pick,, April

Milliard, Coline, Elizabeth McAlpine, Art  in America, May


If Looks Could Kill: Cinema's Images of Fashion, Crime and Violence,

Edited by Marketa Uhlirova, Catalogue published by Koenig Books


Film on Film, Berwick upon Tweed, Film and Arts Festival, Catalogue

Downing, Sarah, Imgine All the People, The Big Issue

Lack, Jessica, Elizabeth McAlpine, The Guardian Guide

Dunne, Aidan, Elizabeth McAlpine, The Irish Times

Wood, Sarah, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang? Elizabeth McAlpine’s Adventures in Cinema, Vertigo Magazine


Lack, Jessica, White Elephant, Laura Bartlett Gallery, October

Palmer, Judith, Don’t Blink Now, Miriad

Bell, Amy, Smoke And Mirrors, Birmingham Metro, March 30

Secrets of Early Cinema Revealed, March 28, Birmingham Mail

Smoke And Mirrors, March 25 , Whats On


Lack, Jessica, Elizabeth McAlpine, The Guide , April 30


Herbert, Marin, Elizabeth McAlpine, Time Out, June 8-15


Art Sheffield, April 28, The Guide


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