The Modern Institute

The Modern Institute

Simon Starling

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Born 1967, Epsom; Lives in Copenhagen

Forthcoming and Current Exhibitions


'Collected by Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Group, 20/11/2015—06/03/2016)

'A story within a story…', Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg (Group, 12/09—22/11/2015. curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose)

'Making It', The Space, Sevenoaks School (Group, 05/09—25/09/2015)

'EPPUR SI MUOVE ART AND TECHNOLOGY, A SHARED SPHERE', MUDAM, Luxembourg (Group, 09/07/2015—17/01/2016)

'IMAGINE REALITY RAY 2015 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt / RheinMain', MMK, Frankfurt (Group, 20/06—20/09/2015)

'Tesla Revisited', Vitraria Glass +A Museum, Venice (Group, 09/05—18/10/2015)

'Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (Group, 28/03—09/08/2015)

Selected Solo Exhibitions


'Kunstpark', Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund

'Metamorphology', Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal

'Bowls, Plates', Casa Estudio Luis Barragán/Luis Barragán House and Studio, Mexico City

'Simon Starling in collaboration with Pilar Pellicer and Yasuo Miichi', Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City


'Simon Starling: Metamorphology', Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

'Pictures for an Exhibition', The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago

'Project Gallery: Simon Starling', Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami

'Simon Starling: In Speculum', City Gallery, Wellington

'The Expedition', Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen


'Loft Lift Presentation', Moderna Museet, Stockholm

'Open Stores #03', Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart

'Simon Starling: In Speculum', Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

'Simon Starling: In Speculum', Monash University Museum of Art – MUMA, Caulfield East

'Black Drop', Modern Art, Oxford

'Phantom Ride', Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London (Tate Britain Commission 2013)


'Triangulation Station B (52°31’39.61″ N 13°23’38.64″ E)', neugerriemschneider, Berlin

'Triangulation Station A (40°44’49.17″N 74° 0’22.45″W)', Casey Kaplan, New York

'Transit of Venus', Radcliff Observatory, Oxford (One day event)

'Reprototypes, Triangulations and Road Tests', Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (In collaboration with SUPERFLEX)

'Trois cent cinquante kilogrammes par mètre carré', La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse


Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

'F as in Foglia', Franco Noero, Turin

'Recent History', Tate St Ives, Cornwall

'Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima)', Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (Curated by Yukie Kamiya)


'Recent History', Contemporary Art Centre, Malaga

'Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima): The Mirror Room', The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow

'Red Rivers', Kamel Mennour, Paris


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

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

'Red White Blue', Casey Kaplan, New York

'The Long Ton', neugerriemschneider, Berlin

'THEREHERETHENTHERE (La Source)', Parc Saint Léger, Centre d'art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux

'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


'Kintsugi, Simon Starling', Aktuelle Kunst im Schaukasten, Herisau, Switzerland (Appenzell Biennale)

'Nachbau/Reconstruction', 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', Heidelburger Kunstverein, Heidelberg

'Autoxylopyrocycloboros', Cove Park, Scotland

'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

'Carbon', Städtische Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp, Münster

'Work, Made-Ready, In Light of Nature', Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome


'Djungel', DCA, Dundee

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

'Hammer Projects – Simon Starling', UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

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

'Kakteenhaus', Portikus, Frankfurt

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


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 Henningsen Simon Starling', Cooper Gallery, Dundee

'Simon Starling', John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton

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


Studio 2000, Cologne

Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporãnea, Porto

Preston Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England

'Method 1', Signal, Malmö

'Open Studio', Camden Arts Centre, London


'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



'IMAGINE REALITY RAY 2015 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt / RheinMain', MMK, Frankfurt

'Tesla Revisited', Vitraria Glass +A Museum, Venice

'Re-Corbusier', Maison La Roche - Foundation Le Corbusier, Paris

'Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

'MetaModern', Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

'Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama

'Traces and Remains: Inquiries into the Present', The Coppel Collection, Mexico City


'I’m Yours', The Modern Institute at Standard (OSLO), Oslo

'Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', The Museum Of Art, Kochi

'They Used to Call it the Moon', Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

'One Million Years - System und Symptom', Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel

'A Mouse Drowned in a Honey Pot', Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna

'ART Fahrenheit 451: Sailing into the sea of oblivion', Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama

'GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland', Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

'Body Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art', The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green

'Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', Itami City Museum Of Art, Itami

'Extraction', AV Festival, Newcastle/Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough

'Since 1843: in the Making', College of Art & Design and Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

'Lens based sculpture - The change of the sculpture through photography', Akademie der Künste, Berlin

'Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo


'A Whole Range of Furtively Titillating Stereotypes', Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

'Seven films about space and time', neugerriemschneider, Berlin (Screening of In Speculum)

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence (Screening of Black Drop)

'The Way of the Shovel', Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

'Aquatopia - The Imaginary of the Deep', Tate St Ives, Cornwall

'Cross Over - Photography of Science-Science of Photography', Fotomuseum, Winterthur

'Aquatopia - The Imaginary of the Deep', Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

'Tipping Point', Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

'DLA Piper Series: Constellations', Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

'La Fabrique des Possibles', Frac Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Marseille

'Puppet Show', Eastside Projects, Birmingham

'Ja Natuurlijk', Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

Radcliff Observatory, Oxford (Screening of Black Drop)

'Festival Island #2', Cneai, Chatou

Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Screening of Black Drop, 2012: Jan 27 in CInerama 7 at 14:45, Jan 31 in Lantaarn Venster 6 at 11:30)

'art is: new art. Reflections on Schönberg in contemporary art', Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna

'Group Show', Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand Gallery, Paris

'Le Pont', Marseilles Contemporary Art Museum, Marseilles

'Revealed', Stonescape, Napa, CA


'When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes', CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco

H+ projektet, Helsingborg

'Tomorrow Was Already Here', Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

'Tales of the City: Art Fund International and the GoMA collection', GOMA, Glasgow

'On the Edge of the World: Selected works from the British Council Collection', Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Camarthen

'Plus de croissance : un capitalisme idéal…', Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée

'Camera Work', The Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington


'e.g.', Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz (with Superflex)

'Found in Translation', Casino, Luxemburg (Curated by Emmanuel Lambion)

Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse (Musée les Jacobins, Curated by Anne Pontégnie)

'Carlo Mollino. Maniera Moderna', Haus der Kunst, Munich (Curated by Chris Dercon)

'Mystics or Rationalists?', Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Art Festival)

'Ostalgia', New Museum, New York

'MOMENTUM 2011', Nordic Biennial for Nordic Contemporary Art, Moss (6th Nordic Biennial)

'Measuring the World. Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art', Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz (with Superflex)

'Staging the Archive', MACE Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Elvas, Portugal, Elvas, Portugal


'A Place Out of History', Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

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

'Les Lendemains d’hier', Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal

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

'Fall Out', Malmö

'BOOK SHOW', Eastside Projects, Birmingham

'Tracks, Traces and Transformations', Nest, Den Haag

'Unsichtbare Schatten – Bilder der Verunsicherung', MARTA Museum of Art & Design, Herford (With Superflex)


'Altermodern', Tate Triennalle, London

'Capturing Time', Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

'Fare Mondi/Making Worlds', 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice

'Free as Air and Water', The Cooper Union, New York

'Radical Nature', Barbican Art Gallery, London

'Space as Medium', Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami (curated by René Morales)

'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)

'ITALIA ITALIE ITALIEN ITALY WŁOCHY', ARCOS Museo d'Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento, Italy

'Objects of Value', Pérez Art Museum Miami, 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


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

'Omaggio al Quadrato', Franco Noero, Turin

'Parallel Life', Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

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

'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, Rivoli

'Zenomap', Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale


Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (Europäische Biennale Zeitgenössischer Kunst)

Roma Roma Roma, Rome

'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

'Still Life', British Council touring show

'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: Scottish Art 1990-2001', 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 Museet, 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 Arts 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 Museet, 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, 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

'Camera Work', The Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington

'Hugo Boss Prize 2004', Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York



Turner Prize

Curated Projects


Inaccessible Poem, Mario Merz Foundation, Turin 19 Oct 12 - 15 Jan 12


Never the Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts), Camden Arts Centre, London 16 Nov 10 - 23 Jan 11



Project for a Masqerade (Hiroshima), 18 Jan 2012, ICA London + talk Simon Starling & Simon McBurney