Modern Art

Born in Alexandria, UK, 1972
Lives and works in Glasgow

Education
2002 – 2004

Master of Fine Art

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

1999 – 2000

Master of Philosophy (Art in Organisational Contexts)

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

1995 – 1999

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Solo Exhibitions
2019

Galerie Gisela Capitain

Cologne, Germany

2018

The Power Plant

Toronto, Canada

Capitain Petzel

Berlin, Germany

2017

Modern Art

London

Le Festival d’Automne à Paris

Palais des Beaux-Arts / Musée des Archives Nationales, Paris, France

Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Deurle, Belgium

2016

Principles of Admitting

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

Then it's over and we're supposed to go away.

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

David Zwirner

New York, NY, USA

Galerie Gisela Capitain

Cologne, Germany

2015

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Dublin, Ireland

2014

Modern Art

London

Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Milan, Italy

David Zwirner

New York, NY, USA

2013

Kestnergesellschaft

Hanover, Germany

Institute of Contemporary Art

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Gemeente Museum

The Hague, Netherlands

Galerie Gisela Capitain

Cologne, Germany

2012

Karla Black: Concentrations 55

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

Modern Art

London

Gallery of Modern Art

Glasgow

Schinkel Pavillon

Berlin, Germany

2011

Karla Black, Scotland and Venice

54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2010

Capitain Petzel

Berlin, Germany

Wittman Collection

Ingolstadt, Germany

Ten Sculptures

Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

2009

Karla Black: Sculptures with paintings by Bet Low (1924-2007)

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Modern Art Oxford

Oxford

Kunstverein Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Zürich, Switzerland

Mary Mary

Glasgow

2008

Champagne Perrier-Jouët Prize (Winner 2007)

Zoo Art Fair, London

Catch This: New Works from the Arts Council Collection

Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

West London Projects

London

Galerie Gisela Capitain

Cologne, Germany

2007

IBID Projects

London

2006

Galerie Sandra Buergel

Berlin, Germany

Mary Mary

Glasgow

Outpost

Norwich

Have Him Be Her

Broadway 1602, New York, NY, USA

2004

Mary Mary

Glasgow

2002

Robert

Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019

The Aerodrome

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Josephine Meckseper

Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

2018

Der flexible Plan: Das Rokoko in der Gegenwartskunst

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

MACBA Collection. Beneath the Surface

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

DRAF x MOSTYN: She sees the shadows

MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales

Summer Exhibition

Modern Art, London

On Paper

an Arts Council touring exhibition, travelling to: Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth, Scotland (2018); Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland (2018); Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales (2018); Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (2018-19); Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton (2019); Gallery Oldham, Oldham (2019)

2017

ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket

Whitechapel Gallery, London

MACBA Collection. Beneath the Surface

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Mentales Gelb. Sonnenhöchststand

Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Sculptures Made of Paper: from Kurt Schwitters to Karla Black

Kunsthalle Vogelman Städtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany

Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel

57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Wholesome Environment

Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Entangled: Threads & Making

Turner Contemporary, Margate

2016

A New Order (two person show with Kishio Suga)

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

I still believe in miracles

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Mystics and Rationalists

Modern Art Oxford, Oxford [part of KALEIDOSCOPE]

Theories of Modern Art

Modern Art, London

Cher(e)s Ami(e)s - Homage to Donors of Contemporary Collections: PART 1 / Gifts and Donations

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015

My Blueberry Night

Casarotto di Albegno, Bergamo (organised by Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo)

2014

ONE2 Collection

Palácio das Artes, Porto, Portugal

Living in the Material World: Materiality in Contemporary Art

Museum Haus Esters, Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany, travelling to: Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Manifesta 10: European Biennial of Contemporary Art

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2013

Neo Povera

L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Out of the House, Cranford Collection

Sala de Arte, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

Just What Is Not Is Possible: Painting in Space

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

2012

The Space Between

Tate Britain, London

En todo y en todas partes / Everywhere and on everything

Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

2011

The Sculpture Show

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Arte Essenziale

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

Turner Prize

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle

Before The Law

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

You, Me, Something Else

Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow

Frauenzimmer

Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

Essential Art

Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Structure and Material

Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

British Art Show 7

London, Glasgow, Plymouth

All of this and nothing, 6th Hammer Invitational, curated by Douglas Fogle and Anne Ellegood

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Nouvelles Collections IV

CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus Centre d'Art, Biel, Switzerland

2010

Neue Alchemie. Kunst der Gegenwart nach Beuys

Landesmuseum Münster, Münster, Germany

British Art Show 7

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Neugierig?

Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

Group show

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Profusion

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire

2009

Material Intelligence Reduction & Suspense

Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, touring to Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield

Magazin 4

Bregenz, Austria

Black Hole, curated by Dr. Friederike Nymphius

CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain

Nothing to say and I am saying it

Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Don’t Expect Anything

Galleria Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

Contemporary Scottish Art: New Acquisitions & Loans

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

2008

Brussels Biennial for contemporary art

Brussels, Belgium

The Garden of the Forking Paths, curated by Heike Munder

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Modern Art

London

Wollust

Columbus Art Foundation in Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany

Art Now: Strange Solution

Tate Britain, London

2007

Ultramoderne

Hall Paul Wurth, Luxembourg, La Passerelle, Brest, France

What Remains

Lambretto Art Project, Milan, Italy

Poor Thing

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Open Space presentation (Mary Mary)

Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Special Presentation

Broadway 1602, New York, NY, USA

Untitled - Works on Paper

Art : Concept, Paris, France

Planting the tele, curated by Hayley Tompkins

Mary Mary, Glasgow

2006

Karla Black, Sally Osborn, Sue Tompkins

Flaca, London

Karla Black, Dean Hughes, Duncan Marquiss, Jonathan Owen, Hanneline Visnes

Doggerfisher, Edinburgh

2005

Pilot 2

London

Like It Matters

CCA, Glasgow

Exile: New York is a Good Hotel

Broadway 1602, New York, NY, USA

Not Yet Night

Studio Voltaire, London

Karla Black, Babak Ghazi

S1 Artspace, Sheffield

2004

Spacemakers

Lothringer Dreizhen, Munich, Germany

MFA Degree show

Tramway, Glasgow

Rheinschau Art Projects, Cologne (with Transmission)

Cologne, Germany

Synth

Kunstraum B/2, Leipzig, Germany

Cheyney Thompson, Karla Black

Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

2003

Pallas

The Changing Room Gallery, Stirling

East International

Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich

An American Conversation (with Alex Frost)

Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

2002

The Châteaux

Switchspace, Glasgow

Half the World Away

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, NY, USA

2001

Man Dancing

Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow

October: Contemporary Art in St. Vincent Street

Glasgow

Hi-Civics

Market Gallery, Glasgow

2000

Louder than Love

De Zeyp, Brussels, Belgium

Someone, Somewhere….

Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow

Selected Collections

Arts Council Collection, London

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

David Roberts Art Foundation, London

EVN Collection, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria

Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, France

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

Saatchi Gallery, London

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA

Southbank Centre, London

Tate, London