Johnen + Schöttle

Martin Creed


born 1968, Wakefield, England

1986-1990 studied at Slade School of Fine Art, London
2001 received the Turner Prize, Tate Britain

lives and works in London


solo exhibitions & projects:


2007 – Martin Creed, Feelings, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA – Martin Creed, Small Things, Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries at 508 W 25th St., New York – Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea, Turin – Martin Creed, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin – Martin Creed, The Lights Going On and Off, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston – Hauser & Wirth Coppermill, London – Martin Creed, Dogs, Sorry, We’re Closed, Brüssel

2006 – I like things, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi / Palazzo dell’Arengario, Mailand – Big Dogs, MC, Los Angeles – Work No. 547, Johnen Galerie, Berlin – The Lights off, Haubrokshows, Berlin – Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

2005 – Lachen, Kunst-Station St. Peter, Köln – Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München

2004 – Work No. 360: Half the air in a given space, Johnen Galerie, Berlin – Hauser & Wirth, London – Work No. 330, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris – Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Zamek, Warschau, curated by Pawel Polit [cat]

2003 – Marin Creed, Kunsthalle Bern, curated by Bernhard Fibicher [cat] – Beaucoup de Bruit pour Rien (mit / with Marylene Negro), FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, curated by Emmanuel Lattreille – Work No. 300, GBE (Modern), New York – Work No. 289, The British School at Rome, Rom, curated by Cristiana Perrella – SMALL THINGS, Galerie Analix Forever, Genf

2002 – A large piece of furniture partially obstructing a door, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea, Turin; The Wrong Gallery, New York – New Originals, Richard Samon Gallery, London

2001 – The Lights off, Johnen + Schöttle, Köln – Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney – A Matter Of, Aspex Gallery, London – There’s Gonna Be Some Trouble…, Rooseum, Malmö – Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Canada – Micromuseum, Palermo, curated by Paolo Falcone – Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München

2000 – MARTINCREEDWORKS, Camden Arts Centre, London, curated by Godfrey
Worsdale [cat] – Work No. 252, Kunst-Station St. Peter, Köln – Arte all’ Arte, Arte Continua, San Gimignano, curated by Gilda Williams and Roberto Pinto [cat] – Art Now: Martin Creed, Tate Britain, London
-The Lights Going On And Off, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York – MARTINCREEDWORKS, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, curated by Godfrey Worsdale [cat] – Work No. 225, Times Square / 42nd St, New York (commissioned by Public Art Fund)

1999 – Mark Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles – Art Metropole, Toronto – Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris – Cabinet, London – Work No. 203, The Portico, London, curated by Ingrid Swenson – Work No. 160, Space 1999, London, curated by Matthew Higgs – Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea, Turin

1998 – Galerie Analix B & L Polla, Genf

1997 – Galleria Paolo Vitolo, Mailand – Victoria Miro Gallery, London – The British School at Rome, Rom

1995 – Galerie Analix B & L Polla, Genf – Galleria Paolo Vitolo, Mailand – Camden Arts Centre, London – Javier López Gallery, London

1994 – Cubitt Gallery, London (part 3 of Weekenders), curated by Matthew Higgs – Marc Jancou Gallery, London

1993 – Work No. 78, Starkmann Ltd., London


group exhibitions:


2007 – The Turner Prize: A Retrospective, Tate Britain, London – Words Fail Me, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit – Il Futuro del Futurismo. Dalla “rivoluzione italiana” all’arte contemporanea, GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo – Silence: Listen to the show, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin – La exposición invisible, Centro José Guerrero, Granada – Ensemble, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – Deaf 2 “From the Audible to the Visible, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris – Shallow, I-20 Gallery, New York – Mouth Open, Teeth Showing: Works from the True Collection, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle – How to Improve the World, Gas Hall, Birmingham – Into Me/Out of Me, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rom – Lines. Grids, Stains, Words, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York – The Lath Picture Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

2006 – Off the Wall, Scottish National Gallery of Art, Edinburgh – Wrestle, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA – Concrete Language, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver – I (Ich) / Performative Ontology, Secession, Wien – How to Improve the World. 60 years of British Art, Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London – Surprise, Surprise, ICA London – Nichts, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main – Into Me/Out of Me, P.S.1 MoMA, New York, KW Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin – Good Vibrations – Visual arts and Rock music, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena – Strange I’ve seen that face before, Abteibergmuseum, Mönchengladbach – Other Rooms, Other Voices: Contemporary Art from the FRAC Collections, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem – As if by Magic, Art School Palestine, Bethlehem Peace Center, Bethlehem – How to Improve the World. 60 years of Britsih Art, Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London – The Summer Show, The Royal Academy, London – Von Mäusen und Menschen, 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, KW Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin – The Sublime is Now!, Franz Gertsch Museum, Burgdorf/Bern – Reality, Odense 10’55, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedenfabrik, Odense – Freeplay, Ha Gamle Prestegard, Stavanger – Haubrokshows: Sounds of Silence, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln

2005 – Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe – Joy, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg – Ambiance / Mouvement – Des Deux Côtés du Rhin, Auf beiden Seiten des Rheins, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf/Museum Ludwig, Köln – L’Humanité mise à nu et L’Art en FRAC, même, Casino Luxembourg – Expérience de la Durée, Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon – Martin Creed / Frank Nitsche, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München – Expérience de la Durée, Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon

2004 – State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London, curated by Rochelle Steiner

2003 – Adorno, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Franfurt am Main – Skulptur 03, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg – Soundsystem, Kunstverein Salzburg – Shine, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

2002 – The Young And The Hung, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg – Rock My World: Recent Art And The Memory Of Rock’n’Roll, CCAC, San Francisco, curated by Ralph Rugoff [cat] – Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln – Strike, Wolverhampton Art Gallery – ON/OFF, Vistamare associazione culturale, Pescara – My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Kopenhagen – Tempo, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2001 – Yokohama Museum, Yokohama, curated by Yukie Kamiya – White Light/White Noise, Mexico City, curated by Jimena Martin – Art/Music: Rock, Pop, Techno, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, curated by Sue Cramer – Makeshift, Brighton University Art Gallery, Brighton, curated by David Green

2000 – Protest And Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, curated by Matthew Higgs
and Paul Noble [cat] – A casa di…, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio – Intelligence: New British Art 2000, Tate Britain, London, curated by Charles Esche and Virginia Button [cat] – …sabotage…, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld (CH), curated by Sabine Schaschl [cat] – The British Art Show 5, Edinburgh, curated by Pippa Coles, Matthew Higgs and Jacqui Poncelet [cat] – DON’T WORRY, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, curated by Tamsin Dillon [cat] – The Invisible Touch, Kunstraum Innsbruck, curated by Maia Damianovic

1999 – Limit Less / Aktuelle Britische Kunst, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien, curated by Matthew
Higgs – 54 × 54 × 54, Museum of Contemporary Art, London – Porcupines / Arthinking, 291 Gallery, London, curated by Graham Higgin – Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millenium, California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco, curated by Lawrence Rinder [cat] – Getting the Corners, Or Gallery, Vancouver, curated by Matthew Higgs – nerve, ICA, London, curated by Nerve Systems – Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London – SERENDIPITY, Watou (B), curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio [cat] – Ainsi de suite 3 (deuxième partie), Centre Régional d’art contemporain, Sète, curated by Sabine Schaschl

1998 – Lovecraft, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, curated by Martin McGeown and Toby Webster – Imitating Christmas, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, curated by Jens Hoffmann – every day, 11th Sydney Biennial, Sydney, curated by Jonathan Watkins [cat] – Proper: Blind Date 1, Titanik, Turku, (FI), curated by Paula Toppila [cat] – Speed, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, curated by Jeremy Millar [cat] – Crossings, Kunsthalle Wien, curated by Cathrin Pichler [cat] – Camouflage 2000, Galerie Praz­Delavallade, Paris, curated by Robert Garnett – Lovecraft, South London Gallery, London, curated by Martin McGeown and Toby Webster – Not Today, Gavin Brown’s enterprise corp., New York – Sunday, Cabinet Gallery, London, curated by Matthew Higgs – Not Nothing, Todd Gallery, London – Delfina, London, curated by David Gilmore – An Idea of Art/Art and Life, Galleria Paolo Vitolo, Mailand

1997 – Dimensions Variable, Helsinki und / and Stockholm [cat] – Laure Genillard ­ Une sélection et une collection, Galerie de l’Ancien Collège, Chatellerault (F) – Lovecraft, CCA, Glasgow, curated by Martin McGeown and Toby Webster – Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire – Thoughts, City Racing, London, curated by Carolina Grau – Supastore de Luxe No. 1, Up & Co, New York, curated by Sarah Staton – Imprint 93 (and other related ephemera), Norwich Gallery, Norwich, curated by Matthew Higgs – Answer Affirmative or Negative, Art Metropole, Toronto – Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brüssel, curated by Macha Roesink – Snowflakes Falling on the International Dateline, CASCO, Utrecht, curated by David Lillington

1996 – Life/Live, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, curated by Laurence Bosse and
Hans Ulrich Obrist [cat] – The Speed of Light, The Speed of Sound, Design Institute, Amsterdam, curated by Jeremy Millar – Against, Anthony D’Offay Gallery, London – Ace!, Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London [cat] – A Century of Sculptors, Karsten Schubert, London [cat] – East International, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich [cat] – Tracce 1995-96, Galleria Paolo Vitolo, Mailand – Some Drawings: From London, The Rooms, London, curated by Kate Bernard – A4 Favours, Three Month Gallery, Liverpool, curated by Padraig Timoney – Banana Republic, Bund, London, curated by Matthew Higgs – try, Royal College of Art, London [cat] – Kiss This, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea – weil morgen, Eisfabrik, Hannover, curated by Stefan Kalmar – Affinata, Castello di Rivara, Turin, curated by Carolin Lindig

1995 – Snow Job, Forde, Genf, curated by Lionel Bovier – My Darling Cicciolina, Last order(s), London, curated by Francesca Piovano [cat] – Just Do It, Cubitt Gallery, London, curated by Stefan Kalmar – Laure Genillard Gallery, London – Imprint 93 / City Racing, City Racing, London, curated by Matthew Higgs – Zombie Golf, Bank, London – Unpop, Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, London, curated by Bob and Roberta Smith – Multiple Choice, Jibby Beane, London – The Fall of Man, Three Rooms and a Kitchen, Pori (FI) – In Search of the Miraculous, Starkmann Ltd., London – Fuori Fase, Viafarini, Miailand, curated by Angela Vettese

1994 – Art Unlimited: Multiples of the 1960s and 1990s, CCA, Glasgow [cat] – Todd Gallery, London – Conceptual Living, Rhizome, Amsterdam, curated by Macha Roesink – Potato, IAS, London, curated by Gary Thomas, Steve McIntyre and Alison Jacques – Sarah Staton’s Supastore Boutique, Laure Genillard Gallery, London – The Little House on the Prairie, Marc Jancou Gallery, London – Modern Art, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow – Imprint 93 / Cabinet Gallery, Cabinet Gallery, London, curated by Matthew Higgs – Domestic Violence, Galleria Gio Marconi, Mailand, curated by Alison Jacques

1993 – Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London

1992 – Inside a Microcosm, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, curated by Gareth Jones – Outta Here, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, curated by Douglas Gordon – Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, curated by Mark Dey

1991 – Laure Genillard Gallery, London – Angel Row Gallery Touring Show, Nottingham, curated by Mark Dey

1989 – The Black Bull, London, curated by Tess Jaray


Musik Performances (mit Owada) * Einzelperformances / music performances (with Owada) * indicates solo performance

2006 – Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Mailand

2005 – Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Köln – Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main

2001 – Tonic, New York – Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York – Lulu’s, Mexico City – Programma, Mexico City

1999 – The Scala, London – Passerby Stop, New York * – Art Metropole, Toronto * – London Guildhall University, London * – ICA, London, organized by Matthew Higgs * – Centre Régional d’art contemporain, Sète, organized by Sabine Schaschl – LUX Gallery, London

1998 – Club Beige & Sneakers, BüroFriedrich, Berlin – College of Fine Arts, Sydney – Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (Every day, 11th Biennale of Sydney) – Dimensions Variable, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, organized by The British Council – Flex, Wien (Crossings, Kunsthalle Wien) – Konstakademien, Stockholm (Dimensions Variable), organized by The British Council

1997 – Club 414, Brixton, London, organized by Cabinet Gallery – The Red Eye, London – Waves In / Particles Out, CCA, Glasgow, organized by Toby Webster – The Police Station, Bethnal Green, London – ICA, London – Bring Your Own Walkman, W139, Amsterdam, organized by Jack Jaeger – Liste 97, Basel, organized by Cabinet Gallery – Museum of Installation, London – Warwick Arts Centre, Warwickshire – Visitor, Stoke-on-Trent – Night & Day, Manchester – Big Mama’s, Rom – British School at Rome, Rom – The Gate Theatre, London – Snowflakes Falling on the International Dateline, CASCO, Utrecht, organized by David Lillington

1996 – Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York – Chelsea School of Art, London – East International, Norwich – Kunstlerpop 2, Manchester – St. John’s Tavern, London – Cubitt Gallery, London

1995 – Jibby’s Christmas Party, Hanover Grand, London – Kunstlerpop, Manchester – Smithy’s Wine Bar, London – Camden Arts Centre, London – The Monarch, London

1994 – Ding Dong Twist Club, London