Cerith Wyn Evans

Biography

1958
Born in Llanelli

Lives and works in London

Education

1980
St Martin’s School of Art, London

1984
MA, Film and Video, Royal College of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions and Film Screenings

2020
“No realm of thought… No field of vision”, White Cube, London

2019
“….the Illuminating Gas”, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan

2018
Museo Tamayo, Mexiko City
Housewarming, O-Town House, Los Angeles Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas), National Museum Wales, UK Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo

2017
White Cube, London
As if, seeing in the manner of listening…hearing, as if looking, Marian Goodman, Paris Forms in Space…by Light (in Time), Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich

2016
shade/frequency, Galerie Buchholz, New York
Galerie Neu, Berlin
Flare/shrine, Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland

2015
c=l=e=a=v=e, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Museion Bolzano, Bolzano
E=V=E=N=T, Malmö LIVE, Opera House commission, Sweden
White Cube, London
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

2014
Serpentine Gallery, London
transmit/receive, Hopkinson Mossman/Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland

2013
“…later on they are in a garden…”, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Köln
“The What If? Scenario (after LG) “, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary-Augarten, Vienna
“With the Advent of Radio Astronomy … “, The Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London

2012
“Grace to be born and live as variously as possible… “, White Cube, Hong Kong
“Dérive”, Yvon Lambert, Paris
“Détourne”, Schikel Pavillon, Berlin
“Dérive”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Constructed Situation”, MD72, Berlin

2011
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
“Incarnation Sao Paulo”, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo
Safety Curtain Commission, Vienna State Opera, Vienna
“9 x 9 x 9”, White Cube, London
“Permit Yourself…”, (commission), Locus+, Newcastle
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
“Assemblage”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Die Fünfte Säule”, Secession, Wien

2010
“To Know Him Is To Love Him”, Casa Luis Barragán, México City, Mexico
“Everyone’s Gone to the Movies, Now We’re Alone At Last”, White Cube, London

2009
Galleria Lorcan O´Neill, Rome
“…”,de Singel – International Arts Centre, Antwerp
“Permit yourself… “, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“A=p=p=a=r=i=t=i=o=n”, Tramway, Glasgow (with Throbbing Gristle)
Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
“A Billboard for Edinburgh”, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

2008
Galpão Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo
“…visibleinvisible”, MUSAC, Leon
Galerie Neu, Berlin

2007
“Socle du Monde”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“Remote Viewing”, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Kitakyushu
“Futa Omote (double face)”, Taka Isshii, Tokyo
“Bubble Peddler”, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (exh. cat.)
“…visibleinvisible”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León

2006
“Internationaler Kunstpreis der Kulturstiftung Stadtsparkasse München”, Kunstbau Lenbachhaus, Munich
“Take My Eyes And Through Them See You”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
“…in which something happens all over again for the very first time”, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris
“The Curves of the Needle”, White Cube, London

2005
“The Sky Is Thin As Paper Here”, Kunsthaus Graz – BIX Media Facade, Graz
“Eaux d’artifice (after K.A.)”, The Conservatory, Barbican Centre, London
“Once a Noun now a Verb”, Galerie NEU, Berlin
“299792458m/s”, Bawag Foundation, Vienna

2004
Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston
“Thoughts unsaid, now forgotten…”, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA
“Curating the Library”, De Singel, Antwerp
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
“The sky is thin as paper here… “, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Film screening, Prospectif Cinéma, 25.03.2004, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Meanwhile… across town”, Centre Point, London

2003
“Rabbit’s Moon”, Camden Arts Centre, London
“Look at that Picture… How does it appear to you now? Does it seem to be Persisting?”,
White Cube, London
Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Take your desires for reality, Cerith Wyn Evans/MATRIX 201c”, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

2002
Film program by Cerith Wyn Evans, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

2001
Institute of Visual Culture, Kings College Chapel, Cambridge
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“The Art Newspaper Project”, Venice Biennale, Venice
Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland
Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna

2000
“Cleave 00. Art Now”, Tate Britain, London
fig-1, Soho, London
“Has the film already started?”, Galerie NEU, Berlin

1999
Asprey Jacques Contemporary Art Exhibitions, London

1998
The British School at Rome in collaboration with Asprey Jacques Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Rome
Centre for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan

1997
Deitch Projects, New York

1996
“Inverse Reverse Perverse”, White Cube, London
(Part of British Art in Rome) Studio Casa Grande, Rome

1993
“Les Visiteurs du Soir”, London Film Festival

1992
Crossoverworkshop, HFAK, Vienna

1990
“Sense and Influence”, Kijkhuis, The Hague

1989
Solo Exhibition 79-89, ICA Cinemateque, London

1983
Solo Project, London Film Makers Co-op, London

1982
Solo Project, Film excerpts shown on Riverside, BBC2

1981
Solo Project, London film Makers Co-op, London
A Certain Sensibility, ICA Cinematheque, London

1980
“…And Then I ‘Woke Up'”, London Film Makers Co-op, London

Group Exhibitions and Film Screenings

2019
“Hybrid Sculpture”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
“14th Small Sculpture Triennial”, Alte Kelter Fellbach, Fellbach
Helen Keller holding a magnolia, Josey, Norwich
“Remembering Tomorrow: Artworks and Archives”, White Cube, London
“Out of Order. Works from the Haubrok Collection”, Neues Museum, Nürnberg
Botanica, Tristan Hoare Gallery, London
25th Anniversary Group Exhibition: Survived!, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
“That Which is Not Drawn”, Marian Goodman, London
“Luogo e Segni”, Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana – Palazzo Grassi, Venice

2018
Soziale Fassaden, MMK Frankfurt
“DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics”, Hayward Gallery, London
“Summer Selections”, Marian Goodman, New York
Condo Mexico City, joségarcia hosting Taka Ishii Gallery
Be kind to the night, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco
Suspension – A History of Abstract Hanging Sculpture 1918-2018, Palais d’lena, Paris
“Neon/Light”, Paul Stolper, London
Remembering Tomorrow: Artworks and Archives, White Cube, Hong Kong
“Memory Palace”, White Cube, London

2017
“Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds”, ZKM, Karlsruhe
“Sunset Décor”, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
“Jump Into The Future – Art From the 90’s and 2000’s” Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
“Like a Moth to a Flame”, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
“Floating Worlds”,14th Biennale de Lyon
“Viva Arte Viva”, 57th Venice Biennale
Skulptur Projekte 2017, Münster
Disobedient Bodies, The Hepworth Wakefield, UK
“The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin”, The Jewish Museum, New York

2016
“Question the Wall Itself”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
“Neon: The Charged Line”, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
Last Year in Marienbad, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
30th Anniversary, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
In one’s own time, San Giuseppe delle Scalze, Naples, Italy
Musicircus, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
“Grabt tiefer, ihr Schönen”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“The Tale That All But Shapes Itself”, Greene Naftali, New York
“Animality: Animals and Art”, Marian Goodman Gallery, London
“Accrochage”, Punta della Dogana, Venice
“Sighs Trapped by Liars. Sprache in der Kunst / Language in Art”, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz

2015
“Last Year in Marienbad: A Film as Art”, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
“Presque rien”, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris”Vista Guiada: artista, museo, espectador”, MUSAC, Léon
“The Way We Live Now. Modernist Ideologies at Work”, Harvard University
“Contruire un collection”, Villa Paloma, Monaco

2014
“do it Moscow”, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
“Play What’s Not There”, Raven Row, London
“UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTARS”, Galerie Neu, Berlin

2013
Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg
“If Not Always Permanently, Memorably”, Spike Island, Bristol
“Cloud Illusions I Recall”, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
SNAP: Art at The Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk
“A Very Light Art”, Ca’ Rezzonico Museum, Venice
“Dark Stars”, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland
“FOR MY EYES ONLY”, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia
“Dreams of Venice”, Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, Bordeaux
“Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: A Love Meal”, Whitechapel Gallery, London
“Light Show”, Hayward Gallery, London

2012
“Only Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Parts of Others”, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
“Castle In The Air”, Centre of Culture ZAMEK, Poznań
“Freedom not Genius: Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection”, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin
“néon, who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?”, la Maison Rouge, Paris
“La Décadence”, Yvon Lambert, Paris

2011
“Geheimgesellschaften”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
“Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Objektiv”, Haubrockshows, Berlin
“I hate Paul Klee”, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren
“Still Life with Phrenology Head”, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

2010
“Von Realer Gegenwart”, Kunstverein Düsseldorf / Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

2009
“GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words – The first Decade” SMAK Gent
“Where Do We Go From Here?”, Bass Museum Of Art, Miami Beach
“The Dark Monarch”, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives
“Quodlibet II”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“The splendour of fear”, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles
“Audio, Video, Disco”, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
“No night No das” (with Florian Hecker), screening at Teatro Goldoni, Venice”Nous Tournons Dans La Nuit…”, Musée département d’art contemporain, Rochechouart
“nothing to say and I am saying it”, Kunstverein Freiburg

2008
“(Scene Missing)”, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
Galerie Catherine Bastide & Dependance, Brussels
“The Wizard of Oz”, Lower Gallery, San Francisco
“Voices & Void”, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
“When a clock is seen from the side it no longer tells the time”, Johann König, Berlin
“The ICA Auction Exhibition”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
“Studio Voltaire Portfolio 2008”, Studio Voltaire, London

2007
“Window Interface”, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
“Perspektive 07”, Lenbachhaus, München/Munich
“Romantischer Konzeptualismus”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg
“This is the love of these”, Magazin 4, Bregenz
“The Secret Public: The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988”, Institute of
Contemporary Art, London
“Pale Carnage”, Arnolfini, Bristol
“This is the Love of These”, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
“Fit to print”, Gagosian Gallery, New York
“Ian Hamilton Finlay & Cerith Wyn Evans”, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

2006
“The Projection Project, durven denken, durven dromen”, Museum van Heedendagse Kunst, Antwerp
“Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln at Metro Pictures”, Metro Pictures, New York
“Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before”, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
“The Subversive Charm of the Bourgeoisie”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Tate Triennial – New British Art, Tate Britain, London
“All Hawaii entrées / Lunar Reggae”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
“How to Improve The World”, Hayward Gallery, London
“The Expanded Eye”, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
“Stage of Life-Rhetorics of Emotion”, Lenbachhaus, Munich

2005
“Thank you for the music”, Sprüth Magers Project, Munich
“Light Rt from Artificial Light”, ZKM, Karlsruhe
“Pasolini e Roma”, Museo di Roma, Trastevere
9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
“Seoul Film Festival”, Seoul
“London in Six Easy Steps”, ICA, London
“Tha Vanity of Allegory”, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
“I Really Schoed…”, Lisson Gallery, London
“Summer Exhibition 2005”, Royal Academy, London
“Bidibidobidiboo: La Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo”, Palazzo Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
“Light Lab”, MUSEION, Bolzano
“Can’t Buildings Curate”, AA School of Architecture, London
“Critical Celebration”, curated by David Bussel, Karin Guenther Nina Borgmann Gallery, Hamburg
“It takes some time to open an oyster”, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca
“Emblematic Display”, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
“Icestorm”, Kunstverein München
“I’d Rather Jack”, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
“E-Flux Video Rental Store”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art“, Berlin
“Ellen Cantor, Cerith Wyn Evans”, Prince Charles Cinema, London

2004
“Bazar de Verão”, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
“Modus Operandi”, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
“Schöner Wohnen (Living Nicely)”, Platform voor Actuelle Kunst, Waregem
“Utopia Station”, Haus der Kunst, Munich
“Uses of the Image: Photography, Film and Video in the Jumex Collection”, Malba Buenos Aires
Teil 2 “Quodlibet”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Traffic d’influences: Art & Design”, Tri Postal, Lille
“The Future Has A Silver Lining. Genealogies of Glamour”, Migros Museum, Zurich
“Black Friday – Exercises in Hermetics”, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
“The Ten Commandments”, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
“Drunken Masters”, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
“Making Visible”, Galeria Faurschuh, Copenhagen
“Marc Camille Chaimowicz”, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
“Doubtiful Dans Les Plis Du Reel”, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes
“Hidden Histories”, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
“Ulysses”, Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
“Eclipse. Towards the edge of the visible”, White Cube, London
“Sans Soleil”, Galerie NEU, Berlin

2003
“Making Visible”, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
“Heiliger Sebastian. A Splendid Readiness for Death”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery”, MCA Sydney
“Welsh Venice Tour”, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
“Wittgenstein Family Likenesses”, Institute of Visual Culture, Cambridge
“Adorno”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
“Independence”, South London Gallery, London
“Addiction”, 15 Micawber Street, London
“Further; Artists from Wales”, 50th International Biennale, Venice; Aberystweth Arts Centre, Aberystweth; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and Antional Museum & Gallery of Wales, Cardiff
“Utopia Station”, 50th International Biennale, Venice
“Light Works”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
“Cardinales”, MARCO, Vigo, Spain
“Edén”, La Colección Jumex, Louis Barragan House, Mexico City
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rom
“Only Connect” (with Michael Clark and others), Barbican Art Gallery, London
“Someone to Share My Life With”, The Approach, London
“The Straight or the Crooked Way”, Royal College of Art Galleries, London

2002
“ForwArt”, Palais des Beaux Arts – Hall Horta, Brussels
“Lost Past/2002-1914”, Merghelync Museum, Ypres, Belgium
Documenta 11, Kassel
“My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love”, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen
“Iconoclash”, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
“In the Freud Museum”, Freud Museum, London
“Screen Memories”, Contemporary Art Centre, Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan
“It’s Only Words”, Mirror Gallery, London College of Printing, The London Institute, London
“Shine”, The Lowry Centre, Manchester
“Void Archive”, CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan

2001
“Diesseits und jenseits des Traums”, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna
“What’s Wrong”, Trade Apartment, London
“The Stunt/The Queel”, London Institute, RAMC, London
“Zusammenhänge im Biotop Kunst”, Kunsthaus Muertz, Austria
Video Screening, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
“Dedalic Convention”, curated by Liam Gillick, Stefan Kalmár, MAK, Vienna
Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
“Bridge the Gap”, Text/Screening, Industrial Club of the West of Japan/CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan
“Gymnasion”, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz
“My Generation”, 24 Hours of Video Art, Atlantis Gallery, London
“Wir, Comawoche”, Film screening, Metropolis Cinema, Hamburg
“Wales, Unauthorized versions”, part of “Welsh days festival” organized by the British Council, Extended Media Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Wales – Unauthorised Versions, House of Croatian Artists, Zagreb
Yokohama 2001. International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yamashita Pier, Yokohama
“There is something you should know”, Die EVN Sammlung im Belvedere, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
“How do you change …”, Institute of Visual Culture, Cambridge

2000
“Sensitive”, Le Printemps de Cahors, Saint-Cloud
“Rumours”, Arc en Reve Centre d’Architecture, Bordeaux
“La Ville, le Jardin, la Mémoire 1998-2000”, French Academy at Rome, Villa Medici, Rome
“Ever get the feeling you’ve been…”, A22 Projects, London
“There is something you should know”, Die EVN Sammlung im Belvedere, Vienna
“Out There”, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London
The British Art Show 5, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (National Touring Exhibitions)
“The Greenhouse Effect”, Serpentine Gallery, London (in collaboration with The Natural History Museum)
“Lost”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (curated by Tania Kovats)

1999
Group exhibition, Re Rebaudengo Collection, Re Rebaudengo Gallery, Turin (curated by Francesco Bonami)
54×54, Financial Times Building, London,
Group exhibition, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Retrace your steps: Remember Tomorrow”, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
“La Memoire”, Academy de France a Rome, Rome
“Fourth Wall”, Public Art Development Trust, Royal National Theatre, London
“Essential Things”, Robert Prime, London

1998
“How will we behave? “, Robert Prime, London
“From the Corner of the Eye”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
“View Four, Mary Boone”, New York
“Ray Rapp”, Tz’Art & Co., New York
“Close Echos. Public Body and Artificial Space”, City Art Gallery, Prague; Kunsthalle, Krems

1997
7th International Video Week, Geneva, Switzerland
“Sensation”, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 1998-99
A Print Portfolio from London, (Ridinghouse/ Booth Clibborn Editions), Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo
Gothic, ICA, Boston
“FalseImpressions”, The British School at Rome, Rome
“Material Culture”, Hayward Gallery, London

1996
“Life / Live”, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centro de Exposições do Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
“Against”, Anthony d’Offay, London
“Some Drawing: From London”, Curated by Kate Bernard, London
British Artists in Rome, Studio Casagrande, Rome
“Kiss This”, Focal Point Gallery, Southend

1995
“Sick”, Group Exhibition 152 Brick Lane, London
“Speaking of Sofas”, Videotape curated/edited by Gregor Muir distributed by London Electronic Arts and tour to Tate Gallery, London 1993 and Gavin Brown, New York 1993*
“Stoppage”, Curated by Liam Gillick FRAC Tours, France
“General Release: Young British Artists”, Scuola di San Pasquale, Venice, “Faction Video”, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
“Future Anterior”, Eigen + Art’s/ IIAS – Young British Artists, London

1994
“Potato”, IAS, London
“Olive Tree Installation”, The Orangery, Holland Park, London
“Superstore Boutique”, Laure Genillard Gallery , London
“People Must Bed God to Stop… “, Performance at Fete Worse than Death, Hoxton Square, London
“Flux”, Film Screening at Minema Cinema, London
“Liar”, Hoxton Square, London, Curated by Gregor Muir

1993
5th Oriel Mostyn Open Exhibition, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
“Modern Medicine”, Installation/event at the Barley Mow with Angus Fairhurst and Leigh Bowery in
association with Factual Nonsense Gallery, London

1992
“240 Minutes”, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne
Cerith Wyn Evans and Gaylen Gerber, Wooster Gardens Gallery, New York

1990
“Sign of the Times”, MOMA, Oxford
“Image and Object in Current British Art”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1988
“Degrees of Blindness”, Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland
“The Melancholy Imaginary”, In collaboration with Jean Mathee, London Film Makers Co-op

1987
“The Elusive Sign”, Tate Gallery, London

1985
“Syncronisation of the Senses”, ICA Cinematheque, London
“The New Pluralism”, Tate Gallery, London

1984
“The Salon of 1984”, ICA Gallery, London
“Artist as Film Maker”, National Film Theatre, London

1983
“The New Art”, Tate Gallery, London

1982
“Riverside – Film excerpts”, BBC2 Television, London