Luke Fowler

Born 1978, Glasgow; Lives and works in Glasgow.


2000 BA (Hons) Fine Art (Printmaking), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

Current & Forthcoming

2024 ‘Being in a Place: A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
2022 ‘Being in a Place’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘PATRICK’, STUK, Leuven
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, Void, Derry
2021 ‘From Here a Home Was Imagined’, CCA, Glasgow
  ‘Index Cards and Letters’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘A Certain Predilection for Things Out of the Ordinary’, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (Documenta Madrid)
2019 ‘Passages’, The Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
2018 ‘Sightings: Luke Fowler’, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (New Commission)
  ‘ELECTRO-PYTHAGORAS (a portrait of Martin Bartlett)’, Capitain Petzel, Berlin
2017 ‘Gone Reflections’, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore
2016 Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, The University of Chicago
2015 ‘Outside The Sound’, Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
  ‘The Presence of History in the Music of Today’, Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  ‘Computers and Cooperative Music-Making’, Whitechapel, London
  ‘To The Editor of Amateur Photographer’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2013 Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
  ‘Common Sense’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
  ‘Luke Fowler & Toshiya Tsunoda 'Leader as Gutter'’, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kiyosumi, Tokyo
  ‘Luke Fowler: Artist-in-Residence’, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (Screening of All Divided Selves)
2012 ‘Notes within vibrations (spatial response to the ica archive)’
  ‘The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott’, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield (CAS, Commission to Collect Award. Touring to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton)
  ‘Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
2011 ‘Imprint/Field/Surface’, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (With Toshiya Tsunoda)
  ‘Luke Fowler’, CCS Bard Galleries, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  ‘Self with Other’, Upstairs at The Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Pilgrimage from Scattered Points’, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
  ‘Luke Fowler and Toshiya Tsunoda: Ridges on The Horizontal Plane’, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
2010 ‘Ways of Hearing’, IMO, Copenhagen
  ‘No 5’, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2009 ‘A Grammar for Listening’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow (In collaboration with Eric La Casa, Lee Patterson and Toshiya Tsunoda)
  ‘Art is not a mirror, it's a hammer!’, Changing Room, Stirling (Katy Dove and Luke Fowler)
  Serpentine Gallery, London
  ‘Warriors: Four Films by Luke Fowler’, X Initiative, New York
2008 Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
2006 ‘The Nine Monads Of David Bell’, Villa Concordia, Bamberg (Touring to Extra City, Antwerp )
  ‘Pilgrimage From Scattered Points’, White Columns, New York (Touring to The Modern Institute/Toby Webster ltd )
2004 ‘Fowler/Koper’, Supportico Lopez, Naples
  ‘Video and Sound Works’, TART, San Francisco
2003 ‘The Way Out’, Cubitt, London (with Kosten Koper and Jacob Kolding)
  ‘What You See Is Where You're At’, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
2001 ‘UTO: The Technology of Tears’, Casco Projects, Utrecht
2000 ‘How Did You Get This Number?’, Generator, Dundee
  ‘The Social Engineer’, Transmission, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘Luke Fowler (SCOT) & Kasper Akhøj (DK)’, Stereo Exchange, Frederiksberg
  ‘Broken Grey Wires’, The Auxillary, Middlesbrough
2022 ‘Citational Choices’, La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo
2021 ‘Kunsthalle Cromer’, Collectors Cabin, Norfolk (curated by Sarah Lowndes)
  ‘I Know Where I'm Going - Who Can I Be Now’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Miraculous Noise’, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg
2020 ‘Cybernetics of the Poor: Tutorials, Exercises and Scores’, TABAKALERA - International Centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastián
2019 ‘Old World Order / New World Orders’, Artmeken Gallery, Almaty
  ‘Taka Ishii Gallery 25th Anniversary Group Exhibition: Survived!’, Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo
2018 ‘Wilderness’, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
  ‘Off This Play’, Atelier Impopulaire in the Pavilion, Berlin
  ‘Film London Jarman Award: A Journey Through the First Decade’, Whitechapel Gallery, London
  ‘Psychiatry and Art brut, the origin’, KT&G SangsangMadang, South Korea
  ‘Open House’, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
2017 ‘Beauty and Room’, Sion, Swiss Alps (Organized by Miriam Laura Leonardi, Balthazar Lovay and Ben Rosenthal on the occasion of PALP)
  ‘Every Film is an Enigma: Moving Images in Black Box and White Cube’, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  ‘Murmur’, Netwerk/ Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst
2016 ‘MOVED’, Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo
  ‘I still believe in miracles’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘Museum Dirk De Wachter’, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent
  ‘Cornelius Cardew — From Scratch’, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Trondheim
  ‘Never Judge A Book... the book in contemporary art’, Richard Booth's Bookshop, Hay on Wye (Meadow Arts)
  ‘The Inoperative Community II’, Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, Łódź
  ‘The Scottish Endarkenment’, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
2015 ‘The Inoperative Community’, Raven Row, London (Curated by Dan Kidner)
  ‘The Thousand-Thigh Hospice Experiments in Healing’, CAN: Centre d'art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
  ‘The Grass is Singing’, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo
2014 ‘I'm Yours’, Standard (OSLO), Oslo
  Govanhill Baths, Glasgow (part of Imagination: Scotland's Festival of Ideas)
  ‘The Promise’, Arnolfini, Bristol
  ‘Urban Psychosis’, Holden Gallery, Manchester
  ‘GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Frames of Mind’, ProjecteSD Gallery, Barcelona
  ‘In NO time’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Outside’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (curated by Stephanie Hessler)
2013 ‘Assembly: A survey of recent artists’ film and video in Britain 2008—2013’, Tate Britain, London
  ‘Soundings: A Contemporary Score’, MOMA, New York
  ‘Otherwise Unexplained Fires’, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
  G-tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo (with Taka Ishii Gallery)
  ‘Travelling Film Festival’, Clair Obscur, Rennes
  ‘Flicker: Artists and Super 8’, Smiths Row, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk
2012 ‘Pop Politics : Activism at 33 Revolutions’, CA2M, Madrid
  ‘The Avantgarde: Deep Cuts’, Marres Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht
  ‘Turner Prize 2012’, Tate Britain, London (2012 Nominee)
  ‘printed’, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich (Showroom, Rämistrasse 35)
  ‘Mutatis Mutandis’, Secession, Vienna (curated by Catherine David)
  Independent, New York (Art fair)
2011 Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse (Musée les Jacobins, Curated by Anne Pontégnie)
  ‘BLOCKBUSTER’, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City (touring to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterry)
2010 ‘British Art Show 7: In The Days Of The Comet’, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (Sue Tompkins Live Performance 'Hallo Welcome to Keith Street (A Version)'; Hayward Touring exhibition. Touring to Hayward Gallery, London; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth; amongst other venues)
  ‘Gallery of Modern Art at 50’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  ‘Les Rencontres d'Arles’, Hotel du Cloitre, Arles
  ‘For the Birds’, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
  ‘ACT VI: Remember Humanity’, Witte de With, Rotterdam
  The Power Plant, Toronto
2009 ‘Radical Nature’, Barbican Art Gallery, London
  ‘Cornelius Cardew and the Freedom of Listening’, CAC Bretigny, France
  ‘Running Time: Artists Films in Scotland 1960 to Now’, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘The Associates’, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
  Free Resonace Festival, Trondheim, Norway
  ‘Every Sound You Can Imagine’, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
  ‘Younger than Jesus’, New Museum, New York
  ‘What you see is where you're at’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  ‘ourtv’, Lothringer13, Städtische Kunsthalle München, Munich
2008 ‘Permanent vs Temporary’, Abbeyview Community Centre, Dunfermline
  ‘Courtisane Festival’, Arts Centre Vooruit & Sphinx Cinema, Ghent
  ‘The Harbour Doubts’, Bad Bad Boys Club, Dundee
  ‘Pop! goes the weasel’, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
  Charles H Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver
  ‘KYTN’, DCA, Dundee
  ‘Present’, H.P. Garcia Gallery, New York
  ‘Now Showing: New Film and Video from The Arts Council Collection’, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove
  ‘Pilgrimage from Scattered Points’, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
  ‘KVIFF’, Prague International Film Festival, Prague
  Sonar2008, Barcelona
  ‘Expanded Cinema for Rothko, The Room’, Tate Modern, London (Luke Fowler, Keith Rowe, Peter Todd)
  ‘The Long Weekend’, Tate Modern, London
  Yokohama Triennale 2008, Japan (with Tsunoda Toshiya)
  ‘Open Field’, CCA, Glasgow
2007 ‘a passable door for a movable passer’, 52 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow (with Charlie Hammond)
  ‘Harry Smith Anthology Remixed’, Alt. Gallery, Newcastle
  EASTinternational 2007, Norwich Gallery
  ‘REC.OLLECTION’, Esther Schipper, Berlin
  ‘Fantastic Politics: Art in Time of Political Crisis’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
  ‘Videomedeja 2007’, Museum of Voivodina, Novi Sad
  Prague Biennale 3, Prague
  ‘Organizing Chaos’, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York
  ‘Lost & Found’, Shedhalle, Zurich
  ‘Whenever It Starts It Is The Right Time’, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
  ‘You Have Not Been Honest’, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples
  ‘Saturn Falling’, Corridor Gallery, Reykjavik
2006 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield
  ‘Tate Triennial: New British Art’, Tate Britain, London
  ‘Normalization’, Rooseum Centre for Contemporary Art, Malmö
  Avanto Festival, Muu Galleria, Helsinki
2005 ‘Re-Escape’, Hamburg, Germany
  ‘Becks Futures’, ICA, London (Nominee)
  ‘Anti-Literature’, Barcelona
2004 ‘Past Imperfect’, Casco Projects, Utrecht
  ‘Moderna by Night’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  ‘The Way Out’, EU Tour (
  ‘Vis-onic’, Belfast
2003 Art Basel, Basel
  ‘Attachments’, Bootlab, Berlin
  ‘The Moment of Fiction’, Cooper Gallery, Dundee
  ‘It doesn't matter what you know because this is real life’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘Art Remixing Culture’, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand
  ‘Hard To Touch The Real’, Kunstverein München, Munich
  ‘ZENOMAP - New Works from Scotland for the Venice Biennale’, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice
  ‘Electric Earth’, Saint Russian Museum, St. Petersburg (British Council Touring Exhibition)
2002 ‘Fluxus und die Folgen’, Internationales Netzwerk, Wiesbaden
  ‘Art is like Rock'n'Roll’, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Rochester
  Manifesta 4, Frankfurt
  ‘FAIR’, Royal College of Art, London
  ‘Gemeinschaften’, Newsletter for Contemporary Cultural Phenomena (with Finger)
2000 ‘Beyond’, DCA, Dundee
  ‘Me We Underground’, Project Space, Athens

Solo Screenings

2023 ‘N’Importe Quoi (for Brunhild)’, Lincoln Center, New York (As part of the 61st New York Film Festival)
  ‘Being in a Place: A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, ICA, London
  ‘No Interior’, Batalha Centro de Cinema, Porto
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, FICUNAM, Mexico City
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, IndieLisboa, Lisbon
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, Hot Docs, Toronto
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, EMAF, Osnabrück
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, Courtisane, Gent
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, Cinéma du Réel , Paris
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, 18th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, Doc Fortnight, MoMA, New York
  ‘Being in a Place — A Portrait of Margaret Tait’, Berlinale Forum, Berlin
2021 ‘Luke Fowler’, Metrograph, New York
2020 ‘Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’
  ‘International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020’, KINO, rotterdam
2019 ‘Charlottenborg Art Talk: Luke Fowler + film screening’, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
  ‘MONO x Queensland Film Festival Screening, Luke Fowler’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  ‘COUNTRY GRAMMAR, ELECTRO-PYTHAGORUS + 16mm short films’, Artist Film Workshop, Melbourne
  ‘Pilgrimage from Scattered Points’, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
  ‘Screening&Concert: Luke Fowler (Scotland)’, Audio Foundation, Auckland
  ‘Mum's Cards’, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2018 ‘ELECTRO-PYTHAGORAS (a portrait of Martin Bartlett)’, Anthology Film Archives, New York
  ‘Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur’, Winterthur, Zurich
  ‘Mum's Cards (premier)’, Media City Festival, Windsor, Detroit
  ‘Stagings. Soundings. Readings. Free Jazz II’, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (Country Grammar)
  ‘send + receive festival’, send + receive festival, Winnipeg
  ‘Enceindre (premiere)’, Berwick Film and Media Festival
  ‘Country Grammar’, Østre, Bergen, Norway (As part of the Borealis Festival)
  ‘Country Grammar - Film & Sound at Independent/Spring Place’, Sunken Living Room, Spring Place, New York (curated by David Gryn/Daata Editions)
  12th Punto de Vista Navarra International Film Festival
  FICUNAM International Film Festival, Mexico City
  ‘Light Movement 27: Luke Fowler’, Spektrum, Berlin
2017 VariaVision_1: Fowler-Tompkins Country Grammar + Electro-Pythagorus, VOLKSBÃœHNE, Berlin
  ‘Artist Film Club - Electro-Pythagoras (a portrait of Martin Bartlett)’, ICA, London
  ‘Electro-Pythagorus (a portrait of Martin Bartlett)’, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Other dates include: 11/09/2017 - Eden Court, Inverness; 14/11/2017 - Filmhouse, Edinburgh; 15/11/2017 - Dundee Contemporary Arts
  ‘Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett’, Sheffield Doc/Fest
  ‘Turbidus Film #20: Luke Fowler and John Chantler’, Fylkingen, Stockholm
  CAST Cornubian Arts & Science Trust, Helston (Screening of 'To The Editor of Amateur Photographer')
2016 ‘Artist in Focus’, Doc-Lisboa, Lisbon
  ‘Looking At (Videobox series)’, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
2015 ‘Modern Mondays’, MoMA, New York (Screening of To The Editor of Amateur Photographer)
  ‘Double Feature’, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
2014 ‘To The Editor of Amateur Photographer’, Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds (commissioned by Hyde Park Picture House & Pavilion, with Mark Fell)
  ‘BBC Artists in the Archive’, CCA, Glasgow (Touring to Tate Modern, London)
  ‘Pilgrimage from Scattered Points’, Filmforum NRW in Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2013 ‘The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott’, Historical Materialism Conference 2013, London
  ‘Rd Laing in the 21st Century’, Wagner College, Staten Island (Symposium. Screening of All Divided Selves)
  ‘The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott’, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
2012 ‘Pilgrimage from Scattered Points’, CCA, Glasgow (Part of Sonica 2012)
  ‘The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott’, GFT, Glasgow
  Film Museum, Vienna
  ‘Moving Image South: Luke Fowler, Pilgrimage From Scattered Points’, Curzon Cinemas, London
  ‘All Divided Selves’, GFT, Glasgow (Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art)
  ‘All Divided Selves’, ICA, The Old Selfridges Hotel, London
  ‘Pilgrimage from Scattered Points’, STADTKINO Basel, Basel
  Arsenal 1, Berlin (Berlin Film Festival)
  Delphi, Berlin (Berlin Film Festival)
2011 ‘All Divided Selves’, Anthology, New York (Premier)
  Film Studies Center, University of Chicago, Chicago
  ‘Conversations at the Edge: Luke Fowler’, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
2010 ‘A Grammar for Listening, Parts 1-3’, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam
2008 ‘Bogman Palmjaguar’, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam
2000 GFT, Glasgow (Screening of The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott)

Group Screenings

2024 ‘Together: Overlapping Histories, Friendships & Dialogues’, Close-Up Cinema, London
2022 ‘Alternate Alternate Alternate’,
2021 ‘In Dialogue: Luke Fowler & Morgan Quaintance’, Open City Documentary Festival , London
2020 ‘Cezanne’, Punto de Vista Film Festival
  ‘punctum saliens’, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin (Curated by Anorak)
2019 ‘Viennale — Vienna International Film Festival’, Austrian Filmmuseum, Vienna
  ‘Projections’, 57th New York Film Festival, New York
  ‘there and then and never again’: Margaret Tait 100 Commissions Launch’, CCA, Glasgow
  ‘Shorts: Radical Archives’, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh
  ‘Oscillation — on sound's nature’
  ‘Glasgow Short Film Festival Scottish Short Film Award’, CCA, Glasgow
  ‘Audiograft Festival’, OVADA, Oxford
2018 ‘Artists in Focus: Dora Garcia + Luke Fowler + Alex Reynolds’, Cinematek, Brussels
2017 ‘Western Front’, SFU Woodward’s Djvad Mowafaghian Theatre, Vancouver
  ‘Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett’, Sonic Acts Festival , Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (co-produced by Sonic Acts + Stedelijk Museum )
  Museum De Mindere in Sint-Truiden, Gent, Organised by Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent
  ‘Future, Tate Exchange’, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2016 ‘Play, The 62nd Flaherty Seminar’, Colgate University, New York
  ‘Moving Pictures’, Cairotronica, Zawya Cinema, Cairo, Egypt
  Site Festival, Stroud, Gloucestershire (with Richard Youngs)
  Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent
  AV Festival, Newcastle/Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough
2015 ‘All Divided Selves’, RISD Museum, Providence
  ‘All Divided Selves’, Whitechapel, London
2014 ‘OPEN CINEMA SCINTILLATION OR DISAPPEARANCE’, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
  ‘Viennale: Grammar for Listening Part 3’, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
  Quartiere Intelligente, Naples (Grammar for Listening Part 2)
  ‘The White Review: Take Out Your Eyes’ (A Grammar for Listening)
2013 ‘Ãœber unheimliche Zustände und Körper’, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt
  ‘Roll Over. Reflections on Documentary, After Richard Leacock’, Temporary Gallery, Cologne (Screening of Paddington Collaboration)
  ‘HORS PISTE’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the deluded followers of Joanna Southcott)
2012 ‘Pilgrimage from Scattered Points’, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Buenos Aires
  ‘All Divided Selves’, DCA, Dundee
  ‘All Divided Selves’, Berlin (Forum Expanded, Berlin Film Festival)
2011 Centre of Contemporary Art 'Znaki Czasu', Torun
2010 ‘Les Lendemains d'Hier’
2008 ‘Scottish Shorts Showcase’, Edinburgh Film Festival, Edinburgh
  ‘Bogman Palmjaguar’, Transmission, Glasgow
2007 ‘Never Still: Map Magazine presents new artists' film’, CCA, Glasgow
  ‘Widening Horizon’, Pleasure Dome, Toronto
  ‘Twilight Adventures in Music’, Whitechapel, London
2006 ‘State of Innocence’, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  ‘Adventures in Modern Music’, The Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago
2004 ‘Anti-Psychiatry Film Festival’, Nova Cinema, Brussels
2000 ‘Recontres Video’, Annecy, France (Video Art/Film Festival)
  ‘Cinelingus’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (Documentary Film Festival)


2020 ‘In the Open’, Common Guild, Glasgow
2018 ‘The Artist in the Archive and the Library + Q&A with Luke Fowler’, British Film Institute, London
2012 ‘Documentary methods in art’, Dokumentarfilminitiative im Filmbüro NW, Cologne (Symposium)
2005 ‘Remixed Water’, Lawrence Weiner Bookworks project (with Daniel Padden, CD)

Curatorial Projects

2018 ‘BFI Experimenta: Luke Fowler Curates the BFI National Archive’, National Film Theatre, London


2022 ‘Corin Sworn — ‘Moving in Relation’’, Common Guild, Glasgow
  Zweigstelle Capitain, Rome
2019 ‘My Gourd Instruments’, Hamilton Mausoleum, South Lanarkshire (part of Sonica 2019)
2017 ‘Roscoe Mitchell, John Chantler & Luke Fowler’, Tectonics Festival, Glasgow
  ‘Geometry of Now (Curated by Mark Fell)’, GES-2, Moscow (with Richard McMaster)
2016 ‘Twilight Of The Rock Gods, with Richard McMaster’, Radiophenia, Glasgow (Radio program broadcast)
  ‘Fantom Cinema’, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (curated by Rob Churm and Marc Baines, part of Glasgow International)
2014 ‘Luke Fowler & Lee Patterson: Performance for Invented Acoustical Tools and Synthesis’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (to accompany Tony Conrad 'Invented Acoustical Tools')
2013 ‘Who Will Go Mad With Me’, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield (with David Toop, Alasdair Roberts and Sylvia Hallet )
2012 ‘Luke Fowler and Richard Youngs Live’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe
  CCA, Glasgow (Part of Sonica 2012)
2003 ‘Be Dear Crazy Loud’, Flourish Nights, Glasgow (with P6)


2023 La Scam International Award, Cinéma du Réel, Paris


2023 Prospect Cottage Residency, Folkestone
2015 Radcliffe Institute Fellow, Racliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge
2013 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2010 CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson



2023 Derek McArthur: ‘Margaret Tait and a reckoning with Scottish film culture’, The Herald, 31/12/2023
  Adam Heardman: ‘A State of Disturbance’, Art Monthly, 09/2023
  David Toop: ‘Luke Fowler, Ilam Actual, 2023’, this is tomorrow, 03/08/2023
  Satchell-Baeza, Sophia: ‘Being in a Place: an allusive, pleasingly fluid portrait of Margaret Tait’, BFI online, 06/03/2023
  Katharina Cichosh & Daniel Urban: ‘Highlights of the Berlinale 2023’, Schirn Magazine, 03/03/2023
  ‘Issue 22: Being in a Place’, Foxdan, 28/02/2023
  Nicholson, Ben: ‘Luke Fowler on his Margaret Tait film Being in a Place’, The Skinny, 28/02/2023
  Balsom, Erika: ‘Interview: Luke Fowler’, Film Comment, 27/02/2023
2022 Sukhdev Sandhu: ‘Films of the year’, Prospect, 23/12/2022
2021 Quin, John : ‘Attention Economy: Glasgow International – Review’, Art Review, 22/06/2021
  Moore, Pádraic E.: ‘From Disco to Hi-NRG: A Portrait of Experimental Musician Patrick Cowley’,, 11/06/2021
2020 Younes, Nadia : ‘Luke Fowler and Vikki Morton introduce Sotto Voce’, The Skinny, 02/11/2020
2019 Fowler, Luke: ‘The Art, Poetry and Disco that Influence Luke Fowler’, Frieze, 21/09/2019
  OEI magazine, 04/2019
2018 Lyndsay Knecht: ‘From An Irish Castle To A Dallas Garden, Luke Fowler Makes Art of Listening’, D Magazine, 11/05/2018
  Sandhu, Sukhdev: ‘That Uncertain Feeling’, Sight and Sound, 05/03/2018
2017 Fowler, Luke: ‘Luke Fowler: six influential books on film’, BFI online, 15/12/2017
  Dayal, Geeta: ‘Lost And Found’, WIRE, 401 07/2017
2016 Douglas, Graham: ‘Luke Fowler on E.P. Thomson’, ThePrisma, 21/11/2016
  Wilson, Siona: A Pavilion of One‘s Own, Artforum, Vol. 54 02/2016
  Frédéric Bonnet: ‘Some Bodies...’, Nomas, 6 2016
2015 Goldberg, Keren: ‘Luke Fowler: To The Editor of Amateur Photographer’, Mousse, 49 06/2015
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Luke Fowler interview: Up close and personal’, Scotland on Sunday, 04/04/2015
2014 Barry, Robert: ‘Books’, Frieze, 06/2014
  Coley, Nathan: Talkin’ ‘bout our GENERATION, The List, 20/03/2014
2013 ‘About the cover’, The British Journal of Psychiatry, 07/2013
  ‘Lived Experience’, Mousse, 02/2013
  Holler, Christian: ‘Die Methode Fowler’, Springerin, 01/2013
  Von Wiegand, Ellen: ‘Out of the Shadows: Five Contemporary Scottish Artists’, Culture 24, 2013
2012 Gronlund, Melissa: ‘Across the Great Divide’, Sight and Sound, 12/2012
  Cumming, Laura: ‘An almost awesome foursome’, The Observer, 07/10/2012
  Herbert, Martin: ‘Individed Attention’, Artforum, 10/2012
  Miller, Phil: ‘Lesson for our age’, The Herald, 22/06/2012
  Cumming, Laura: ‘Our critic assesses the Turner prize nominees’, The Observer, 06/05/2012
  Campbell-Johnstone, Rachel: ‘Bring on the clowns for an anarchic Turner Prize shortlist’, The Times, 02/05/2012
  Tahir, Tariq: Don‘t poo-poo Turner Prize, Metro, 02/05/2012
  Miller, Phil: ‘Fowler short-listed for prestigious Turner Prize’, The Herald, 02/05/2012
  Clark, Nick: ‘From Jabba the Hutt to shipping disasters - the inspiration for Turner Prize art’, The Independent, 02/05/2012
  McGinty, Stephen: Jabba the Hutt, nude Spartacus and city of poo: it‘s Turner time, The Scotsman, 02/05/2012
  Brown, Mark: ‘The slow movement: Turner shortlist rewards artists who need longer view’, The Guardian, 02/05/2012
2011 Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Slow Dazzle’, Spike Art Quarterly, 02/2011
  Sperlinger, Mike: ‘Looking Back: Film’, Frieze, Issue 136 01/2011
2010 Anderson, Heather: ‘Luke Fowler Interview’,, 18/11/2010
  Tillet, Pierre: ‘La Vie Matèrielle’, Frog Magazine, 04/2010
  Cairns, Steven: ‘Luke Fowler’, Frieze, Issue 129 03/2010
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Art Reviews: Luke Fowler/Mircea Cantor’, The Scotsman, 19/01/2010
  Comer, Stuart: ‘Flim Review’, Frieze, Issue 128 01/2010
  Grubbs, David: ‘Music’, Frieze, Issue 128 01/2010
  ‘Visual Art’, The List, Issue 648 01/2010
  ‘AB-BE-CE-DA-RIO’, Mousse Magazine, 2010
2009 Kotze, Talitha: ‘Luke Fowler: A Grammar for Listening (Parts 1-3)’, The List, Issue 644 19/11/2009
  Heiser, Jörg: ‘Earth Sound Research Revival’, Mousse Magazine, 21 11/2009
  Beasley, Stephen: ‘Radical Nature’, Frieze, Issue 162 10/2009
  De Wachter, Ellen Mara: ‘The Paradox of Clairity’, Flash Art Online, 10/2009
  Meyer, James: ‘Luke Fowler: Serpentine Gallery, London, (review)’, Artforum, 09/2009
  Smith, Roberta: ‘Unspooling Time Loops’, The New York Times, 06/08/2009
  Millard, Colin: ‘Luke Fowler’, Artforum, 07/2009
  Gray, Louise: ‘Luke Fowler’, The Wire, 07/2009
  Campbell-Johnston, Rachel: ‘Radical Nature at the Barbican’, The Times, 16/06/2009
  ‘Luke Fowler’, Time Out, 11/06/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, Kilburn Times, 11/06/2009
  ‘Last Chance’, The Times, 08/06/2009
  Lubbock, Tom: ‘Five best London Shows’, The Independent, 06/06/2009
  ‘Luke Fowler’, The Guardian Guide, 06/06/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, The Independent, 06/06/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, Kilburn Times, 04/06/2009
  ‘Luke Fowler’, Matchbox, 06/2009
  ‘Luke Fowler’, Art in London, 06/2009
  ‘Luke Fowler’, Blueprint, 06/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, Art in London, 06/2009
  Herbert, Martin: ‘The Way In’, Map, 18 06/2009
  12 Hours: On London‘s Art Scene, Maybourne, 31/05/2009
  ‘Pick of the Week’, The Guardian Guide, 30/05/2009
  Critic‘s Choice, Time Out, 28/05/2009
  ‘Five Best Exhibitions’, The Independent, 28/05/2009
  Ward, Ossian: ‘Luke Fowler’, Times Out, 28/05/2009
  Hudson, Mark: ‘Luke gets it right by doing it all wrong’, The Mail on Sunday, 24/05/2009
  ‘Exhibitions’, The Guardian, 23/05/2009
  Lubbock, Tom: ‘Five best London shows’, The Independent, 23/05/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, The Guardian Guide, 22/05/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, Kilburn Times, 21/05/2009
  Sherwin, Skye: ‘Don’t Turner your nose up at video art’, The Guardian, 18/05/2009
  ‘Highly recommended’, The Times, 18/05/2009
  Sands, Sarah: ‘Sorry, darling, can’t coffee this week’, The New Statesman, 18/05/2009
  Lubbock, Tom: ‘Five best London shows’, The Independent, 16/05/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, The Independent, 16/05/2009
  Patel, Riya: ‘Five things to do today’,, 15/05/2009
  Sands, Sarah: ‘Diary’,, 14/05/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, Kilburn Times, 14/05/2009
  Glover, Michael: Experiments that don‘t lose focus, The Independent, 12/05/2009
  Pill, Steve: ‘Art Review Luke Fowler’, Metro, 11/05/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery presents first UK survey of work of Jarman Award winner Luke Fowler’,, 11/05/2009
  Cumming, Laura: ‘Now let’s try a little experiment...’, The Observer, 10/05/2009
  Januszczak, Waldemar: ‘The psychiatrist RD Laing was incompetent and dangerous’, The Sunday Times, 10/05/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, The Guardian Guide, 09/05/2009
  Hudson, Mark: ‘Stories upside down and inside out’, The Daily Telegraph, 09/05/2009
  Lewis, Ben: ‘Retro display lost in a time warp’, Evening Standard, 08/05/2009
  Searle, Adrian: ‘Dreams of a tortured soul’, The Guardian, 07/05/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, Kilburn Times, 07/05/2009
  Pitman, Joanna: ‘Luke Fowler’, The Times, 06/05/2009
  ‘Art round-up’, London Lite, 05/05/2009
  ‘Luke Fowler at the Serpentine Gallery’, Flamin Film London, 05/05/2009
  ‘Luke Fowler at the Serpentine Gallery’,, 05/05/2009
  ‘Worth a Look’, TNT Magazine, 05/05/2009
  Don‘t Miss... Luke Fowler, The New Statesman, 04/05/2009
  ‘Opening this week’, The Times, 04/05/2009
  Campbell-Johnston, Rachel: Critic‘s Choice, The Times, 02/05/2009
  Costa, Annie: ‘Luke Fowler’, Modern Painters, 05/2009
  ‘Exhibitions’, Design Week, 23/04/2009
  ‘Serpentine Gallery’, Kilburn Times, 23/04/2009
  Jeffery, Moira: ‘Luke Fowler Interview: Up close and personal’, Scotland on Sunday, 04/2009
  Brown, Helen: ‘A proud association, Dundee Courier & Advertiser, 16 March 2009 Exhibition Announcement’,, 06/03/2009
  Obrist, Hans Ulrich: ‘Nikhil Chopra, Chu Yun, Aurelien Froment & Luke Fowler’, Art Review, Issue 30 03/2009
  Higgie, Jennifer: ‘Yokohama Triennale’, Frieze, 120 01/2009
  ‘London’, Art Newspaper, 2009
  ‘Serpentine showcases Luke Fowler’, Venue, 2009
2008 Ellis, Maggie: ‘The Jarman Award’, Map, 14 06/2008
  Home, Stuart: ‘Luke Fowler’, Art Monthly, 316 05/2008
  Pollock, David: ‘Luke Fowler: Bogman Palmjaguar’, The List, 598 13/03/2008
  Neil, Ken: ‘Luke Fowler & Charlie Hammond’, Map, 13 03/2008
2007 Smith, Roberta: ‘Chaotic Creation in Silence and Smashing Guitars’, The New York Times, 06/07/2007
  Cotter, Holland: ‘Luke Fowler’, The New York Times, 30/06/2007
  Heiser, Jörg: ‘Condor: A poster project by Henrik Håkansson’, Frieze, 108 31/05/2007
  Fowler, Luke: ‘Life in Film’, Frieze, Issue 106 05/2007
  Brittain, David: ‘Luke Fowler: Scratch’, Next Level, Issue 12 2007
2006 England, Phil: ‘Pilgrimage From Scattered Points’, The Wire, Issue 267 07/2006
  Mottram, Jack: ‘Luke Fowler’, Map, Issue 6 06/2006
  Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Luke Fowler’, Frieze, Issue 99 05/2006
  Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Luke Fowler’, Frieze, Issue 99 05/2006
  Hammonds, Kit: ‘Tate Triennial’, Tema Celeste, Issue 115 05/2006
  Fox, Dan: ‘Tate Triennial 2006’, Frieze, Issue 88 05/2006
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Luke Fowler’, The Herald, 03/03/2006
  Mottram, Jack: ‘Luke Fowler’, The List, 02/03/2006
  Quirk, Nick: ‘LUKE FOWLER’, The Skinny, 6 03/2006
2005 Kennedy, Alexander: Beck‘s Futures 2005, The List, 09/06/2005
  Rose, Chris: ‘Cross Platform’, The Wire, 04/2005
  Bowring, Belinda: ‘luke fowler’, i-D, 3 04/2005
  N˙Òez-Fernández, Lupe: ‘Awards and shortlists’, Art Review, 02/2005
  Hedges, Ruth: ‘Profile’, The List, 06/01/2005
2004 Fox, Dan: The mind‘s eye, Frieze, 83 30/04/2004
2003 Fox, Dan: ‘50th Venice Bienniale’, Frieze, 77 09/2003
2002 Beasley, Mark: ‘MAKING TRACKS’, Frieze, 69 09/2002
  Beadie, Brian: ‘SHADAZZ: EVIL EYE IS THE SOURCE’, Untitled, 28 06/2002
2001 Calcutt, John: ‘Beyond the future of art’, Scotland on Sunday, 04/03/2001
  Beagles, John: ‘Beyond’, The List, 03/2001
  Farquar, Luke Fowler, Inventory, Jakob Kolding: ‘SHADAZZ’, CASCO, 7 2001
2000 Rota, Elisabetta: ‘Untitled’, Flash Art Italia, 2000

Exhibition Reviews

2021 Buck, Louisa: ‘Retina-bombarding films and complicated stenches: Glasgow International offers us new ways to pay attention’, The Art Newspaper, 21/06/2021
2018 Rosebury, Will: ‘AMOR - Sinking Into A Miracle’, Clash, 12/12/2018
  Kenny, Glenn: ‘‘Electro‑Pythagorus’ Review: An Experimental Look at an Innovator’, The New York Times, 29/11/2018
  Watson, Keith: ‘Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett’,, 26/11/2018
  Hallock, Jeremy: ‘What does sculpture sound like?’, Dallas News, 17/05/2018
  Sharratt, Chris: ‘Luke Fowler & Sue Tompkins’, Frieze, 192 01/2018
2017 Barker, Ruth: ‘Country Grammar’, Map, 17/10/2017
2015 Clark, Robert: ‘Luke Fowler & Mark Fell’, Guardian Guide, 06/06/2015
2014 Cooper, Neil: ‘Luke Fowler’, The List, 726 10/07/2014
  Clark, Robert: ‘In NO Time’, Guardian Guide, 31/05/2014
  ‘Spaced Out’, Home and Interiors Scotland, 01/2014
2013 ‘Martino Gamper’, Mousse, 41 12/2013
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Weaving Magic’, Scotsman, 30/11/2013
  Wolff, Sharne: ‘Art Notes: IMA Presents’, Art Monthly, 04/2013
  Gratza, Agnieszka: ‘Turner Prize 2012’, Flash Art, 01/2013
  ‘Luke Fowler: All Divided Selves’, Artabase, 2013
2012 Mantle, Jac: ‘The Turner Prize 2012’, The Skinny, 12/2012
  Smart, Alastair: ‘Bellwether or buffoonery?’, The Telegraph, 07/10/2012
  Ben Hoyle: I am Spartacus...and you‘re in for talking to at this year‘s Turner Prize, The Times, 02/10/2012
  Julia Gregory: ‘Is it really art...or just a load of old excrement?’, Metro, 02/10/2012
  Nick Clark: It‘s art all right - but is it modern?, The Independent, 02/10/2012
  Sherna Noah: Meet Sparticus the bearded female nudist - yes, it‘s Turner Prize time again, The Scotsman, 02/10/2012
  Richard Dorment: One superb artist - and one who‘s just silly, The Daily Telegraph, 02/10/2012
  Mark Brown: ‘Scatology, ribaldry, death and despair on show at Tate’, The Guardian, 02/10/2012
  Phil Miller: ‘Scottish artist in frame for Turner’, The Herald, 02/10/2012
  Zoe Pilger: ‘Turner selection may well be art - but is it modern’, i, 02/10/2012
  Clegg, James: ‘Exhibition Reviews’, Art Review, 05/2012
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘To Cut a Laing Story’, Scotland on Sunday, 04/03/2012
  Tomes, Delle: ‘Luke Fowler (with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes)’, The Journal, Issue 57 03/2012
  Urwin Jones, Sarah: Luke Fowler‘s camera images give two for the price of one, The Herald, 25/02/2012
  Macmillan, Duncan: ‘Visual arts roundup: Luke Fowler | Roger Ackling | Andrew Miller | Barry McGlashan | Alistair Grant’, The Scotsman, 23/02/2012
  Cooper, Neil: ‘Luke Fowler (with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes)’, The List, 17/02/2012
  Cattanach, Andrew: ‘Luke Fowler’, The Skinny, 07/02/2012
  Mack, Joshua: ‘Exhibition Reviews’, Art Review, 01/2012
2011 Natilee, Harren: ‘Exhibition Reviews’, Artforum, 04/2011
2009 Campbell-Johnston, Rachel: ‘Radical Nature at the Barbican’, The Times, 16/06/2009
  Townshend, Emma: ‘Barbican shows how to save the planet with Radical Nature exhibition’, Times Online, 13/06/2009


2020 Edited by Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz: Health, Whitechapel Gallery, London; MIT Press, Cambridge
2014 Luke Fowler: Two-Frame Films 2006-2012, MACK, London
2013 Artist-In-Residence, Dartmouth College
  The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott, Film and Video Umbrella, London
2011 8 Metaphores (because the moving image is not a book), LUX, London
  Crimmin, Michaela, Pheby, Helen: Diligent Observation: A year of bees on the Bretton Estate, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire (Exhibition Guide to accompany Rebecca Chesney's Bee Project)
2009 Kunsthalle Zurich, Serpentine Gallery, JRP|Ringier, Zurich
  Luke Fowler, JRP|Ringier, Zurich
  SHADAZZ 08, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (Daniel Padden and Sarah Kenchington, The Below Switch - CD)
  SHADAZZ 09, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (Django Django Love's Dart/ Storm - 7" Vinyl)
  SHADDAZ 07, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (Lee Patterson, Seven Vignettes - CD)
2008 Scotland & Venice 2003 2005 2007, Scottish Arts Council, British Council, National Galleries of Scotland, Scotland
2007 Es ist schwer das Reale zu berühren, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
  Henrik Håkansson, IASPIS, Stockholm
2006 Gronlound, Melissa, Staple, Polly: Frieze Projects: Artists Commisions and Talks (2003-2005), frieze, London
  LUKE FOWLER, Tate Publishing, London
2005 LUKE FOWLER, ICA, London
  SHADAZZ 05, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (Rude Pravo, the dust is flying - 7" Vinyl)
  SHADAZZ 06, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (Danny Saunders, Gold - 7" Vinyl)
2002 LUKE FOWLER, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main
  SHADAZZ 04, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (Evil Eye is Source - VHS Compilation, artists/ bands)
  The Skylark, The Free Stereo Record Company (FSR), Sweden (Vinyl)
2001 Nightingale Love two times, The Free Stereo Record Company (FSR), Sweden (Vinyl - recorded & produced by Henrik HÂkansson)
  SHADAZZ 02, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (The Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds - CD release)
  SHADAZZ 03, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (Insert for Casco Issues, Holland - artists' project & CD release)
2000 Gurney's Pitta: Songs from a forest without a name, The Free Stereo Record Company (FSR), Sweden (Vinyl)
  SHADAZZ 01, SHADAZZ, Glasgow (The Scottish Demo Collective - fanzine & CD release)

Exhibition Publications

2012 Pop Politics : Activism at 33 Revolutions, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
2010 Bergen Kunsthall - Spring 2010, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (Spring 2010 gallery programme)
  British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Publishing, London
2009 Radical Nature, Barbican Art Gallery, London
2007 Whenever It Starts It Is The Right Time – Strategies for a discontinuous future, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main
  You Have Not Been Honest, British Council, London
2006 Tate Triennial 2006: New British Art, Tate Publishing, London
2005 Beck’s Futures 2005, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
2003 Electric Earth, Film and Video from Britain, British Council, London
2002 Fair, Royal College of Art, London