Cathy Wilkes

Born 1966, Belfast; Lives in Glasgow.

Education

1992 MFA, University of Ulster
1988 BA (Hons) Fine Art 1st Class, Glasgow School of Art

Current & Forthcoming

2017 MoMA PS1, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2016 The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2015 ‘Cathy Wilkes’, Touring exhibition, Tate Liverpool (2015); LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz (2015); Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach (2015 - 2016)
2014 Tramway, Glasgow (Part of GENERATION 2014)
  ‘Art Unlimited’, Art|45|Basel, Basel
2013 Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2012 The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘I Give You All My Money’, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago
2011 Gesellschaft Fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
  Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  ‘Art Unlimited’, Art|42|Basel, Basel
  Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
  Kunstverein, Munich
2010 Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples
2009 Galerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
  ‘Mummy's Here’, Studio Voltaire, London
2008 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
2007 ‘Non Verbal (version)’, Gallery Weekend Berlin, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch
  Void, Derry
2005 ‘Most Women Never Experience’, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples
2004 ‘Daily Schedule’, SMAK, Ghent
  ‘Moons’, Switchspace, Glasgow
  ‘1/4 Moon’, Gallerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
2003 Kabinett fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven
2002 Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  Migros Museum, Zurich
2001 ‘So and So, Cathy Wilkes’, Galerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
  ‘Our Misfortune’, Transmission, Glasgow (Touring exhibition. Touring to Cubitt, London)
1999 ‘Cathy Wilkes/Martin Creed’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
1996 Art Connexion, Lille
1994 Galerie CAOC, Berlin
1991 Transmission, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2016 ‘I still believe in miracles’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘FOOD - Ecologies of the Everyday, 13th Fellbach Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture’, Fellbach, Germany
2015 ‘Mommy’, Yale Union, Portland
  ‘Collection on Display: «Experimental Arrangements»’, Migros Museum, Zurich
  ‘The Great Mother’, Palazzo Reale, Milan (curated by Massimiliano Gioni)
2014 ‘The Human Factor’, The Hayward Gallery, London
  ‘Somewhat Abstract; Selection from the Arts Council Collection’, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
  ‘A Speculum That Shines’, Rowing Projects, London
  ‘MORNING AND EVENING ASYLUM’, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
2013 ‘Everything becomes mysterious’, Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna (curated by Sophie O'Brien)
  ‘Collection on Display: Monica Bonvicini, Heidi Bucher, Tom Burr, Urs Fischer, Pamela Rosenkranz, Markus Schinwald, Cathy Wilkes’, Migros Museum, Zurich
  ‘The Encyclopedic Palace’, Venice Biennale, Venice (55th International Art Exhibition)
  ‘Shortcuts and Digressions’, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich (Curated by the artist Brian Griffiths)
  ‘From where I come…maybe…I don’t know’, Raucci/Santamaria, Naples
  ‘Love is Colder than Capital An Exhibition about the value of feelings’, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
  ‘The Assistants’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Henry Taylor, Pawel Althamer, and Cathy Wilkes Walk into a Bar...’, MOMA, New York (Gallery 11, permanent collection)
2012 ‘Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII’, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
  ‘We Love You’, Limoncello, London
  ‘Glueballs and Winos’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
2011 ‘The Cockeyed Turkey and a Paper Pudding’, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2010 ‘Abstract Resistance’, Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis
2009 ‘Running Time: Artists Films in Scotland 1960 to Now’, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Head-Wig (Portrait of an exhibition)’, Camden Arts Centre, London (Selected by Paulina Olowska)
  ‘TONITE’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2008 ‘Turner Prize 2008’, Tate Britain, London (nominee)
  ‘Contemporary Scottish Art: New Acquistitions & Loans’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  ‘A show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last’, Leicester City Art Gallery, Leicester
2007 ‘a point in space is a place for an argument’, David Zwirner, New York
  ‘EARTH?’, Galerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
  Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
  ‘Quality as Quantity’, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
  ‘If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Edition II: Feminist Legacies And Potentials In Contemporary Art P’, MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
  ‘New Work UK: You and Me’, Whitechapel, London (screening of I will miss you, I will pour essential oil on your body)
  ‘You Have Not Been Honest’, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples
  ‘Breaking Step’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
2006 ‘Splash’, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin (installation at Of Mice and Men)
  ‘Non Verbal (version)’, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
  ‘The Secret Theory of Drawing: Dislocation & Indirection in Contemporary Drawing’, The Drawing Room / Tannery Arts, London
  ‘How to Improve the World, British Art 1946-2006’, Hayward Gallery, London
  ‘If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history’, The Showroom, London
2005 Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair
  ‘Selective Memory: Scotland & Venice Biennale’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  ‘Body: New Art from the UK’, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (British Council touring exhibition. Touring to The Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada; Oakville Galleries, Canada; Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada; Art Gallery Nova Scotia, Canada)
  ‘'Selective Memory'’, Scotland + Venice, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice (installation at 'Scotland & Venice: Selective Memory')
2004 ‘Formalismus, Moderne Kunst, Heute’, Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg
  ‘L'Air du Temps - Collection Printemps/Été 2004’, Migros Museum, Zurich
  ‘Cara Studies Votes for Women’, Manifesta 5, San Sebastian; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2003 ‘Independence’, South London Gallery, London
  ‘Plunder: Culture as Material’, DCA, Dundee
2002 ‘P_A_U_S_E’, Gwanju Biennial, South Korea
  ‘'Happy Outsiders from London and Scotland’, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw
2001 ‘Psycho-Bobble’, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples
  ‘Circles 4 One Fo(u)r One’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001’, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
2000 ‘Seven Scottish Artists’, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
  ‘Die gefahr im Jazz’, Berlin
  ‘Pavilion’, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich
  ‘Film Club 2’, Vilma Gold, London (with Elizabeth Go; curated by David Thorpe)
  ‘Film Club’, Glasgow (with Elizabeth Go; curated by Scott Myles)
  ‘Beck's Futures’, ICA, London (nominee)
1999 ‘A Still Volcano Life’, South Gallery, Melbourne
  ‘The Queen is Dead’, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow, Anti War - You Take it From my Heart’, Transmission, Glasgow (with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘Love, Speed, Thrills’, Manchester Metropolitan University (with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘Trace’, Liverpool Biennal, Liverpool
1998 The Modern Institute, Glasgow at Sadie Coles HQ
  ‘Add Night To Night’, The Showroom, London (Curated by Sarah Tripp)
  ‘Slant 6’, Jacob Javits Center, New York
  ‘Floatina Happiness’, Tramway, Glasgow (Host; with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘From Here at High Street Projects’, Christchurch
1997 ‘The Art Exchange Show’, Broad Street, New York
  ‘Hit 'em With This Antoinette’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (Elizabeth Go performance at 'Satellite City')
  Fly, Glasgow
  ‘Connected’, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (Elizabeth Go)
  ‘The Truly Supa Superstore’, Norwich Gallery, Norwich
  ‘Lovecraft’, CCA, Glasgow (The South London Gallery, London)
  ‘You Show Me The DF Every Night You Show Me The DF You Show Me’, NGCA, Sunderland (Elizabeth go performance at Connected)
1996 ‘Insanestupidphatfuctpervert’, Cubitt, London
  ‘Loaded: A Contemporary View of British Painting’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
  ‘The Mostyn Open’, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
  ‘insanestupidphatfuctpervert’, Concrete Skates, Glasgow (Touring exhibition. Touring to Cubitt, London)
  ‘World of Ponce’, Southpark, Glasgow (Curated by Toby Webster)
  ‘Art for People’, Transmission, Glasgow
1995 ‘Barrage’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (with Jonnie Wilkes)
  ‘Onziemes Ateliers du FRAC’, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes
  ‘The Living Landscape’, West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
  ‘The Belmont Hotel Installation Project’, Glasgow
1994 ‘Small World Small Works’, Galerie CAOC, Berlin
  ‘Beyond the Pale’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
1993 ‘Interview 2’, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Bibliography

Press

2016 ‘portfolio Cathy Wilkes’, Les Inrockuptibles, 02/11/2016
  Frédéric Bonnet: ‘Some Bodies...’, Nomas, 6 2016
2015 Storr, Anne: ‘Inner Worlds and Outer Realities‘, Tate etc., 07/01/2015
2013 ‘Cathy Wilkes - Untitled, 2012 (detail)’, Petunia, Issue 5 05/2013
2012 ‘Mono - Cathy Wilkes’, Kaleidoscope, Issue 14 03/2012
2011 Marcus, Daniel: ‘Eyes in the Heat’, Artforum, Summer 2011 06/2011
  Burton, Johanna: ‘Previews: Cathy Wilkes’, Artforum, 05/2011
  Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Slow Dazzle’, Spike Art Quarterly, 02/02/2011
2010 Collins, Matthew: ‘Zombie Frieze’, Modern Painters, 12/2010
  Linda Yablonsky: ‘Artifacts | The Frieze Art Fair: Salvage Instinct’, New York Time blogs, 15/10/2010
  Bell, Kirsty: ‘The Vantage Point of Being Alive’, Mousse, Summer Issue 201 2010
2009 Staple, Polly: ‘Head Wig’, Art Review, Issue 36 11/2009
  Stewart, Chistabel: ‘A View Story’, Tank, 10/2009
  Sherwin, Skye: ‘Exhibitionist: The Best Art Show to see this week’, The Guardian Website, 25/09/2009
  ‘New Group Exhibition Curated by Paulina Olowska to be Presented at Camden Arts Center’, Artdaily.org, 21/09/2009
  Lack, Jessica: ‘Exhibitions’, The Guardian Guide, 19/09/2009
  Garner, James: ‘Art Review Tonite’, Metro, 08/2009
  Casadio, Mariuccia: ‘3D Futurity’, Vogue Italia, 01/2009
  Whitman-Salkin, Leah: ‘Navigating the Maze’, Kaleidoscope, 2009
2008 Mottram, Jack: ‘In love with a checkout girl’, The Herald, 18/07/2008
  Mansefield, Susan: ‘Finding Lost Female Souls’, The Scotsman, 04/07/2008
  McDermott, Leon: ‘Spoon-Fed Ideology’, Metro, 04/07/2008
  Lesso, Rose: ‘Cathy Wilkes: Prices’, The List, Issue 607 07/2008
  ‘Turner Prize: Ist Cathy Wilkes die neue Tomma Abts?’, Monopol, 06/06/2008
  Smyth, Cherry: ‘Cathy Wilkes’, Art Monthly, 06/2008
  Staple, Polly: ‘extract from Switzerland’, Frieze, Issue 116 2008
  Trigg, David: ‘Milton Keynes: Cathy Wilkes’, Map, Issue 144 2008
  Cathy Wilkes: ‘Untitled’, Mister Motley, Issue 22 2008
2007 Smith, Roberta: ‘‘A Point In Space Is A Place For An Argument’’, The New York Times, 20/07/2007
  Baker, RC: ‘‘A Point In Space Is A Place For An Argument’’, Village Voice, 30/06/2007
  Schiavi, Isabelle: ‘Cathy Wilkes: Outside The Body Politic’, Next Level, 2007
2006 Mottram, Jack: ‘Cathy Wilkes’, Map, Issue 5 2006
  Kennedy, Alexander: ‘Selective Memory: Scotland and Venice’, Map, Issue 5 2006
2005 Staple, Polly: ‘Today’, Afterall, Issue 12 10/2005
  Diederichsen, Diedrich: ‘FORMALISMUS’, Artforum, 03/2005
  O'Sullivan, Simon: Ten Concepts Following Cathy Wilke‘s Practice, Afterall, Issue 12 2005
2004 Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Soaking up the atmosphere of the moons’, The Herald, 13/12/2004
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Cathy Wilkes’, The Herald, 02/03/2004
  Wulffen, Thomas: ‘Manifesta 5’, Kunstforum International, 2004
  Verwoert, Jan: ‘Vele Modernismen: Florian Pumhösl en Cathy Wilkes’, Metropolis M, 2004
2002 Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Three cheers and a whisper’, The Herald, 20/05/2002
  Sutherland, Giles: ‘Parallel Deceptions’, Sunday Herald, 19/05/2002
2001 Eichler, Dominic: ‘Cathy Wilkes’, Frieze, Issue 59 05/2001
  Rosenberg, Angela: ‘Cathy Wilkes’, Flash Art, 2001
  Bradley, Will: ‘Quiet Radical’, Untitled, 2001
2000 Smyth, Cherry: ‘Beck’s Futures’, Art Monthly, 30/04/2000
1999 Sheehan, Declan: ‘untitled’, Circa, 1999
1998 O’Sullivan, Tom, Joanne Tatham: ‘untitled’, Circa, Issue 89 30/11/1998
1997 Rothschild, Eva: ‘‘I am you as you are me as he is she as we are all together’’, Make, Issue 80 30/11/1997
  Wilkes, Cathy: ‘The Lion For Real’, Stopstop 1, 1997

Exhibition Reviews

2017 Greenberger, Alex: ‘Cathy Wilkes wins inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize’, ArtNews, 01/12/2017
  ‘Glittering Prizes’, The Art Newspaper, 01/02/2017
  ‘Cathy Wilkes Awarded Inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize’, Artforum Online, 13/01/2017
  ‘Cathy Wilkes erhält den ersten Mara Lassning Preis’, artmagazine, 12/01/2017
  Westall, Mark: ‘Maria Lassnig Foundation awards its inaugural art prize to Cathy Wilkes’, FAD, 12/01/2017
2015 Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Arts Review: Cathy Wilkes’, The Scotsman, 13/04/2015
  Herbert, Martin: ‘Martin Herbert picks ten April 2015 shows you don’t want to miss’, Art Review, 04/2015
  Dyer Amazeen, Lauren: ‘Cathy Wilkes’, Artforum, 01/2015
2014 ‘Cathy Wilkes at Tramway’, Contemporary Art Daily, 10/09/2014
2013 Bell, Kirsty: ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico: 55. Biennale di Venezia‘, Frieze d/e, 10/2013
  Sooke, Alastair: ‘Venice Biennale 2013: The Encyclopedic Palace, Central Pavilion and Arsenale, review’, The Telegraph, 30/05/2013
  Miller, Phil: ‘State of the Arts: Scotland on show at the Venice Biennale’, The Herald, 27/05/2013
  Higgins, Charlotte: ‘Venice Biennale to showcase new generation of young British artists‘, The Guardian, 18/03/2013
2012 Clark, Robert: ‘Cathy Wilkes’, The Guardian Guide, 11/2012
  Davis, Michael: ‘Cathy Wilkes‘, The List, 11/2012
  ‘Diary‘, Mousse Magazine, 11/2012
  ‘Cathy Wilkes‘, Mousse Magazine, 35 10/2012
  Davis, Michael: ‘Studio 58’, The List, 02/08/2012
  Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Art Beat’, The List, 21/06/2012
  Hill, Wes: ‘Gesellschaft Fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen’, Frieze, 145 03/2012
  Silverman, Julia: ‘Do Not Touch: Cathy Wilkes probes the boundary between stuff and sculpture at the Ren‘, Chicago Weekly, 02/02/2012
  Lori Waxman: ‘Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Cathy Wilkes draw on strikingly similar themes in separate exhibitions‘, Chicago Tribune, 02/2012
  K. Rich, Sarah: ‘Review’, Artforum, 02/2012
  Bucknell, Alice: ‘Motley crew of objects can an exhibit make’, The Chicago Maroon, 24/01/2012
  Stange, Raimar: ‘Berlin’, Art Review, 01/2012
  Ruiz, Steve: ‘I Give You All‘, ArtSlant, 01/2012
2011 Burton, Johanna: ‘Previews’, Artforum, 05/2011
2008 Bidisha: ‘Why a woman should have won the 2008 Turner prize’, The Guardian, 03/12/2008
  MacMillan, Duncan: ‘Visual Art Reviews: Turner for the worse’, The Scotsman, 28/11/2008
  Sumpter, Helen: ‘Turner Prize 2008’, Time Out, 09/10/2008
  Lewis, Ben: ‘Race for the Prize‘, Evening Standard, 08/10/2008
  Cumming, Laura: ‘Sshh… it‘s the Turner Prize’, The Observer, 05/10/2008
  Searle, Adrian: ‘The Turner prize’, The Guardian, 04/10/2008
  Campbell-Johnston, Rachel: ‘But is it art?’, The Times, 10/2008
  Searle, Adrian: ‘Nurses and curses’, The Guardian, 30/09/2008
  Akbar, Arifa: ‘A mannequin on a toilet and dry porridge – it‘s the Turner Prize‘, The Independent Online, 28/09/2008
  Januszczak, Waldemar: ‘Turning Point’, NewStatesman, 22/05/2008
  Cornwell, Tim: ‘Dummies, loos, The Simpsons - it‘s Turner Prize time again’, The Scotsman, 14/05/2008
  Miller, Phil: ‘Everyday items bring Turner Prize nomination for Glasgow artist’, The Herald, 14/05/2008
  Brown, Mark: ‘Modern-day dandy (and his associate Felix the Cat) is Turner prize favourite’, The Guardian, 14/05/2008
  Akbar, Arifa: ‘Shortlist for Turner Prize promises end to male domination’, The Independent, 14/05/2008
  Alberge, Dayla: ‘Tate courts controversy with Turner Prize shortlist’, Times Online, 14/05/2008
  Dickson, Andrew: ‘Female artists dominate Turner shortlist‘, The Guardian, 13/05/2008
  Noah, Sherna: ‘Mannequin on toilet bids for Turner prize‘, The Independent, 13/05/2008
  Baracaia, Alexa: ‘Turner shortlist is a female affair’, The London Paper, 13/05/2008
  McClurg-Welland, Ian: ‘Turner 08 The Gender Agenda?‘, Art of England, 05/2008
  Aspden, Peter: ‘Women dominate Turner shortlist‘, Financial Times, 14/04/2008
1999 Mahoney, Elisabeth: ‘The Queen is Dead’, Untitled, 1999
  Bird, Nicky: ‘The Queen is Dead’, Art Monthly, 1999

Publications

2015 Cathy Wilkes, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2011 Cathy Wilkes, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  n. paradoxa - international feminist art journal: Women's Work, volume 27, KT press, London (Reinterpreting the Mannequin: Allen Jones, Cathy Wilkes and Morag Keil)
2008 Cathy Wilkes Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
2006 Frieze Projects: Artists Commisions and Talks (2003-2005), frieze, London
2004 On My Sim You 1/4 Moon, in Formalismus, Moderne Kunst, Heute, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
2003 Victorine as an EspadaI, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Cathy Wilkes, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2000 Puppe, in Avalon, The Changing Room, Stirling
1998 Wilkes Gallery Projects, 1994-1997, (self-published), Glasgow

Exhibition Publications

2011 Cathy Wilkes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
  Cathy Wilkes, Kunstverein, Munich (Exhibition guide, features Cathy Wilkes in conversation with Bart Van Der Heide)
2008 Scotland & Venice 2003 2005 2007, Scottish Arts Council/ British Council/ National Galleries of Scotland/ The Scottish Government, Edinburgh
2007 Breaking Step, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
  You Have Not Been Honest, British Council, London
2006 Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2005 Body: New Art from the UK, Vancover Art Gallery and The British Council, Vancover, London
  Selective Memory, Scottish Arts Council, British Council, National Galleries of Scotland, Scotland
2004 Cathy Wilkes, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
  Formalismus. Modern Kunst, heute (Formalism. Modern Art, today), Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit
  With All Due Intent, Manifesta 5, Donostia–San Sebastián
2002 Happy Outsiders from London and Scotland, Zachęta Państowowa Galeria Sztuki, Warzsawa
2001 Circles – Individuelle Sozialisation und Netzwerkarbeit in der zeitenossischen Kunst, (exhibition catalogue), ZKM, Karlsruhe
  Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990-2000, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
2000 Beck's Futures, ICA, London
1998 Add Night to Night, The Showroom, London