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Gilbert and George /   Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore

United Kingdom 1967

Sculpture, Performance Art, Conceptual Art, Photography, Video Art, Painting

Gilbert and George
Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore
United Kingdom
November 14, 2016
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Art for all. A simple yet surpsrisingly compelling credo that truly underpins the work of the famous Gthilbert & George artistic duo. Formed from Gilbert Proesch (born on the 17th of September in 1943, San Martin de Tor, Italy) and George Passmore (born on the 8 January in 1942, Plymouth, United Kingdom), this long lasting and successful collaboration creates within and around the fields of Conceptual, Performance and Process art. Being active since the mid-1960s, Gilbert and George first attracted the public’s attention for their interesting performances. Since then, the two expanded their practice to a variety of media, including books, film, painting, postcards, photomontages etc. All they make is underlined by a strong Pop sensibility and the appropriation of mass media images. Interestingly, although working in a variety of media, Gilbert and George refer to all their work as sculptures.

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Gilbert and George – Fates, 2005 – Image via

Forming the Duo

Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore first met on the 25th of September of 1967 while they were both studying at the prestigious Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. Although the two clicked almost instantly on all levels, they would later joke that the main reason why they came together was because George was the only person who could understand Gilbert’s rather poor English[1]. In 1968, they moved in together, finding a new residence in the Fournier Street, Spitalfields, East London. Interestingly, they still live in that 18th-century house to this day, although it has been restored to its original decor as the duo gained more and more fame. East London was a big part of their work from the start and Gilbert & George see this part of England’s capital as a unique microcosm. According to George, nothing happens in the world that doesn’t happen in the East End of London. Ever since they decided that alternative art was something they would both be interested in, Gilbert and George’s approach to creating was always anti-elitist. Adopting the slogan of Art for All, the duo desired to aim their creativity at wider masses, not restraining their work with the formal boundaries of art circles. As was said earlier, the two refer to all of their creations as sculptures. Even their drawings were called Charcoal on Paper Sculptures. During the year of 1970, Gilbert and George first performed their famous Singing Sculpture piece at Nigel Greenwood Gallery[2]. For this performance, they covered their heads and hands in multi-coloured metalised powders, stood on a table and sang along to a recording of Flanagan and Allen’s song titled Underneath the Arches. The masked performers would also dance to the music, sometimes for a day at a time. Since then, these masks have been regarded as this duo’s characteristic creative uniforms.

Since the time the two met in the mid-1960s, Gilbert and George duo had a regular tendency of being rather provocative as artists

Exhibitions of paper works titled Life was held in 2015, at the new modern museum
Gilbert and George – Existers, 1984 – Image via

The Pictures and Later Career

Since The Singing Sculpture performance, the pair would often call itself living sculptures. They would insist that their art is a pivotal part of their lives, a concept that never really changed as they were maturing. Soon after the success of their first performance, Gilbert and George started what may very well be their best-known practice – large scale photo works, known simply as The Pictures. The early style of such pieces was black and white, but as The Pictures were becoming more frequent, the creative pair added hand-painted red and yellow touches. They would also utilize black grids on these artworks, emphasizing that the entire compositions are rather complex and well planned. The Pictures‘ addressed a wide variety of subject matter including religion and patriotism. Often called visual love letters from us to the viewer by the authors, such images would also often feature their authors within them. Jack Freak Pictures is, to date, the largest series of this kind created by Gilbert & George. Many of The Pictures was controversial, namely the series from 1986 that was seemingly glamorizing the underground subculture of the East End, presenting the audiences with depictions of skinheads and some racial remarks. Other works contained nudity, depictions of sexual acts and bodily fluids, so notoriety was never an issue for this duo[3]. Now, sixty years after they started to make art, Gilbert and George are regarded as living legends. They were the subject of the BBC documentary Imagine, presented by Alan Yentob in 2007. The pair won many awards in their time, such as Regione Lazio Award in 1981, the Turner Prize in 1986 and Lorenzo il Magnifico Award in 2007. In the year of 2005, Gilbert and George were chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the Venice Biennale. It should also be noted that they claim that they married in 2008[4].

Over the course of the last sixty years, Gilbert and George have created artworks by combining various fields, including the likes of Performance, Conceptual and Process art

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Gilbert and George – Hope, 1984 – Image via

The Fuel of Gilbert and George Art

Over the course of the last sixty years, this creative duo explored a wide breadth of subjects pertaining to race, sexuality, religion and mortality, investigating all the regular themes all of us struggle with to some degree. Insisting that their lives and their art are inseparable from each other, Gilbert and George create art that is both whimsical and obscene, provocative and comical, inspiring and offensive. Such uncombinable blends of emotions naturally come from a very complex artistic aim, best explained by the two artists themselves: Our subject matter is the world. It is pain. Pain. Just to hear the world turning is pain, isn’t it? Totally, every day, every second. Our inspiration is all those people alive today on the planet, the desert, the jungle, the cities. We are interested in the human person, the complexity of life.

These artists are represented by White Cube Bermondsey London and White Cube Mason’s Yard London.

Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore live and work in London, The United Kingdom.


  1. Rosenblum, R., Introducing Gilbert & George, Thames & Hudson; Prima edizione, 2004
  2. Debbaut, J., Bracewell, M., Livingstone, M., Borthwick, B., Gilbert & George, Tate, 2007
  3. Dutt, R., Gilbert and George: Obsessions and Compulsions (Obessions & Compulsions), Philip Wilson Publishers, 2004
  4. Jonquet, F., Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore, Phaidon Press, 2005

Featured image: Gilbert and George – Photo of the artists – Image via
All images used for illustrative purposes only.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2017Dancing with MyselfSelbstporträt und Selbsterfindung Werke aus der Sammlung Pinault - Museum Folkwang, Essengroup
2017Love. L’Arte Contemporanea Incontra L’AmoreChiostro del Bramante , Romegroup
2017Take Me (I’m Yours)The Jewish Museum, New York City, NYgroup
2017No Man is an Island - The Satanic VersesARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhusgroup
2016The Eighties – A Decade of Extremes Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA)group
2016Excitement nStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam group
2016Take Me (I'm Yours) Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen group
2016Presents Johyun Gallery - Busan, Busangroup
2016Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, UnrealCollege of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM), Wooster, OHgroup
2015Gilbert & George, Utopian PicturesGalerie Arndt, Singaporesolo
2014Gilbert & George: Scapegoat, Pictures for ParisGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Parissolo
2014Gilbert & George: Scapegoating, Pictures for LondonWhite Cube, Londonsolo
2014Gilbert & George: Video Sculptures 1972-1981Lehman Maupin, New Yorksolo
2014Gilbert & George Art ExhibitionNuveau Musée National Monaco, Villa Paloma, Monacesolo
2014Gilbert & George: Artist RoomsRoyal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery Exeter, Devonsolo
2014Lens-Based Sculpture: The Transformation of Sculpture through PhotographyKunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtensteingroup
2014Tea with NefertitiStaatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munichgroup
2014Somewhat Abstract: Selection from the Arts Council CollectionNottingham Contemporary, group
201469/96Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil-Jonagroup
2013London PicturesCasal Solleric, Palmasolo
2013London PicturesMKM, Duisburg, Germanysolo
2013PalindromeARNDT, Berlingroup
2013As if it Could, ouverture, Works and Documents from the Herbert FoundationHerbert Foundation, Ghentgroup
2013Glam! The Performance of StyleTate, Liverpoolgroup
2013Tea with NefertitiInstitut du Monde Arabe, Parisgroup
2012London PicturesThaddeus Ropac, Salzburgsolo
2012London PicturesBernier Eliades, Athenssolo
2012London PicturesWhite Cube all sites, Londonsolo
2012London PicturesLehmann Maupin, NYsolo
2012London PicturesSonnabend Gallery, NYsolo
2012London PicturesGalerie Thaddeus Ropac, Parissolo
2012London PicturesArndt, Berlinsolo
2012London PicturesAlfonso Artiaco, Naples solo
2012Tea with NefertitiMathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Dohagroup
2012To Be With Art Is All We AskAstrup Fearnley Museum, Oslogroup
2012CARA DOMANIMAMbo, Bolognagroup
2012I Wish This Was A Song: Music in Contemporary ArtThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslogroup
2012the insides are on the outsideGlass House, São Paulogroup
2012ARTandPRESSMartin–Gropius-Bau, Berlin group
2011The Urethra Postcard Art of Gilbert & GeorgePinacoteca Agnelli, Turinsolo
2011Jack Freak PicturesDeichtorhallen, Hamburgsolo
2011Gilbert & George, Urethra Postcard PicturesWhite Cube, Londonsolo
2011Made in Britain: Contemporary Art from the British Council CollectionHong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Konggroup
2011Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2011Moving PortraitsDe La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Seagroup
2010Jack Freak PicturesCAC Malaga, Malagasolo
2010Party!New Art Gallery, Walsallgroup
2009Jack Freak PicturesArndt & Partner, Berlinsolo
2009BarockMuseo d’Art Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naplesgroup
2009Just What is it..100 years years of Modern Art from Private Collections in Baden-WurttembergZKM Center for Art & Media Karlsruhe, group
2009T-TrisB.P.S. Space for Contemporary Art, Charleroi, Belgiumgroup
200915 Years of Collecting: Against the GrainKunstmusuem Wolfsburg,
2009BP British Art Displays 1500- 2009Tate Britain, Londongroup
2009Passports: Great Early Buys from the British Council CollectionWhitechapel Gallery, Londongroup
2009The Fallen Angels - Watari-UmWatari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyogroup
2008Gilbert & GeorgeBrooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklynsolo
2008Gilbert & GeorgePhiladelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphiasolo
2008Gilbert & Georgede Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Franciscosolo
2008Gilbert & GeorgeMilwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsinsolo
2008Gilbert & George: The Secret Files of Gilbert & George, Video ScreeningCCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japansolo
2008Gilbert & George: NotationsPhiladelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphiasolo
2008Based on PaperMIMA, Middlesbroughgroup
2008The Sum of Its PartsCheim & Read, New York Citygroup
2008History in the Making, A Retrospective of the Turner PrizeMori Art Museum, Tokyogroup
2008Held together with water, Art from the Sammlung VerbundIstanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbulgroup
2008ParkhausKunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorfgroup
2007Gilbert & George: Major ExhibitionTate Modern, Londonsolo
2007Gilbert & George – works from the collectionMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholmsolo
2007Gilbert & George. Selected works from the 80sFaggionato Fine Art, Londonsolo
2007Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to NowMuseum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2007The Naked PortraitScottish National Gallery, Edinburghgroup
2007Panic Attack! Art in the Punk YearsBarbican Art Gallery, Londongroup
2007The Secret Public: The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988Institute of Contemporary Art, Londongroup
2007INTO ME / OUT OF ME Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V. - KW Institute for Contemporary ArtBerlin, Germanygroup
2006SONOFAGOD Pictures Was Jesus Heterosexual?Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastrichtsolo
2006InterventionsThomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angelesgroup
2006How To Improve The WorldHayward Gallery, Londongroup
2006Where a Pawn becomes a QueenMuseum Ludwig, Colognegroup
2006Inventory: Works form the Herbert CollectionKunsthaus Graz, Grazgroup
2006Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council CollectionLongside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Parkgroup
2006HandsomeAnalix Forever, Genevagroup
2006Eye on Europe - Prints, Books & Multiples, 1960 to NowMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2006Internazionale XII Biennale di Scultura di Carrara Biennale di Sculture di CarraraCarrara, Italygroup
2006Into me / Out of me P.S.1 Contemporary Art CenterLong Island, group
2006LACMA at 40: Gifts in Honor of the Museum’s AnniversaryLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angelesgroup
2006E-Flux Video RentalArthouse at the Jones Center - Contemporary Art for Texas, Austingroup
2005Gilbert & George, British Pavilion, 51st International Art ExhibitionVenice Biennale, Venicesolo
200520 London E1 PicturesKestner Gesellschaft, Hannoversolo
2005CreativityKunsthalle Fridericianum, Kasselgroup
2005'Bock mit Inhalt' - Summer ExhibitionStedelijk Museum, Amsterdamgroup
2005Superstars - from Warhol to MadonnaKunsthalle Wien (Halle 1, Halle 2 im MQ), Viennagroup
2005The Theatre of Art - Masterpieces from the Collection of the Ludwig MuseumColo Villa Manin. Centro Darte Contemporanea, Codroipo (UD)group
2005Open Systems - Rethinking Art c.1970Tate Modern, London (England)group
2005Eye of the Storm: The IMMA CollectionIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublingroup
2005The giving personPAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naplesgroup
2005The Last Picture Show - Artists using Photography 1960-1982Miami Art Central, Miamigroup
2005Faltering FlameShefffield Galleries & Museums Trust, Sheffieldgroup
2004The Perversive PicturesSonnabend Gallery and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NYsolo
2004Thirteen Hooligan PicturesBernier/Eliades, Athenssolo
200420 London E1 PicturesGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Parissolo
2004PuzzleGalleria Il Ponte, Florencegroup
2004The Last Picture ShowFotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthurgroup
2004From a Collection - For a CollectionGalerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Duesseldorfgroup
2004Monument to Now. Deste FoundationCentre for Contemporary Art, Athensgroup
2004Video et CogitoLudwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachengroup
2004Hidden HistoriesThe New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsallgroup
2004Head to HeadTate Modern, London (England)group
2004Secrets of the 90sMuseum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhemgroup
2004Turning Points - 20th Century British SculptureTehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehrangroup
2004The Last Picture Show - Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angelesgroup
2004Treasure Island: 10 Jahre Sammlung KunstmuseumKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburggroup
2004I hate you The Falckenberg CollectionLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebækgroup
2003Gilbert and GeorgeBrooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklynsolo
2003Gilbert & GeorgeKröller-Müller museum, Otterlosolo
2003Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum/videogalerie schumKunsthalle Düsseldorf, Duesseldorfgroup
2003Narcissus - New Visions on Self-RepresentationCrac Alsace, Altkirchgroup
2003Happiness - A Survival Guide for Art and LifeMori Art Museum, Tokyogroup
2003The Last Picture Show - Artists Using Photography - 1960-1982Walker Art Center, Minneapolisgroup
2003Gelijk het leven isS.M.A.K. - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gentgroup
2003Social Strategies - Redefining social realismIllinois State University, Normalgroup
2003Dreams and Conflicts:The Dictatorship of the ViewerLa Biennale di Venezia, Venicegroup
2003Journey to Now - John Kaldor Art Projects & CollectionArt Gallery of South Australia, Adelaidegroup
2003PROJECTIONKonrad Fischer Galerie GmbH, Duesseldorfgroup
2003Photo - Kunst - 1852 – 2002Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgartgroup
2003Het kunstenaarsboek als wetenschappelijke bronCentraal Museum, Utrechtgroup
2003Not Exactly PhotographsFraenkel Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2003Group ShowBernier/Eliades Gallery, Athensgroup
2003From Broodthaers to Horn. Van AbbemuseumEindhoven, The Netherlandsgroup
2002The Dirty Words PicturesSerpentine Gallery, Londonsolo
2002Nine Dark PicturesPortikus, Frankfurtsolo
2002The Art of Gilbert & GeorgeFundação Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbonsolo
2002Gilbert & George: A RetrospectiveKunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenzsolo
2002From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend CollectionThe Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NYgroup
2002RETROSPECTACLE: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and ContemporaryDenver Art Museum, Denvergroup
2002Real LifeTate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwallgroup
2002Warhol to Koons: International Contemporary Art from a Private CollectionScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (Scotland)group
2002Public AffairsKunsthaus Zürich, Zurichgroup
2002On General ReleaseNorwich Gallery, Norwich (England)group
2001Gilbert & GeorgeChateau d’Arenthon Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain, Alex (Annency)solo
2001Nineteen Ninety NineMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicagosolo
2001New Horny PicturesWhite Cube2, Londonsolo
2001Gilbert & George. Bernier/Eliades GalleryAthens, Greecesolo
2001The Art of Gilbert and GeorgeThe Factory, Athens School of Artsolo
2001Gilbert and George - The Tuileries, an eight-part charcoal on paper sculptureRijksmuseum Twenthe Museum voor oude en moderne kunst, Enschedesolo
2001Shortcuts, Deste FoundationCentre for Contemporary Art, Athensgroup
2001Nothing in the Main HallRooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmögroup
2001Conception - The Conceptual Document 1968-1972The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbiagroup
2001Reisen in Ich - Künstler / Selbst / Bild. Sammlung Essl - KunsthausKlosterneuburg, Austriagroup
2001NothingContemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilniusgroup
2001The First 10 Years: Selected Works from the CollectionIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublingroup
2001Imago Mundicapc Musée dart contemporain, Bordeauxgroup
2001Hypermental - Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950 - 2000 - Von Salvador Dali bis Jeff KoonsHamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburggroup
2001Echoes of the ScreamARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagengroup
2000Gilbert & GeorgeParkhaus, Dusseldorfsolo
2000Zig-Zag Pictures 2000FIAC, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Parissolo
2000Gilbert & George 1991 to 1997Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.solo
2000Inner Eye: Contemporary Art from the Marc and Livia Straus CollectionNeuberger Museum of Art, NYgroup
2000Out ThereWhite Cube 2, Hoxton Square, Londongroup
2000The Rudimentary PicturesGagosian Gallery, Los Angelesgroup
2000Enclosed and EnchantedMuseum of Modern Art, Oxfordgroup
2000Man – Body in Art from 1950 to 2000Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Skovvej, Denmarkgroup
2000Dream MachinesDundee Contemporary Arts - DCA, Dundee (Scotland)group
2000Inaugural Exhibition Making Time - Considering Time As a Material in ContemporaryThe Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA), Lake Worthgroup
20005e Biennale de Lyon - Partage dexotismesLa biennale dart contemporain de Lyon, Lyongroup
2000Seeing TimeZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Karlsruhegroup
2000Many Colored Objects Placed Side By Side To Form A Row Of Many Colored ObjectsCasino Luxembourg - Forum dart contemporain, Luxembourggroup
1999Gilbert & George 1970-1988Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslosolo
1999Gilbert & George 1986-1997Drassanes, Valénciasolo
1999The Rudimentary PicturesGagosian Gallery, Los Angelessolo
1999Nineteen Ninety Nine 1999Kunstmuseum, Bonnsolo
1999Zeitwenden - Rückblick und AusblickKunstmuseum Bonn, Bonngroup
1999Permanent CollectionThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXgroup
1999The First ViewSammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburggroup
1999Ego Alter Ego - Das Selbstportrait in der Fotografie der GegenwartNassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbadengroup
1999Gesammelte Werke 1; Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1968Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburggroup
1999Veronicas Revenge - Photographies De La Collection Lac-SuisseCasino Luxembourg - Forum dart Contemporain, Luxembourggroup
1999Insite 98 - Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of PhotographyContemporary Museum, Baltimoregroup
1999Linhas de Sombra Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão - Fundação Calouste GulbenkianLisbon, Portugalgroup
1998New Testamental PicturesMuseo di Capodimonte, Naplessolo
1998Black White and Red 1971 to 1980James Cohan Gallery, New Yorksolo
1998Selected Works from The Fundamental PicturesMassimo Martino Fine Arts & Projects, Switzerlandsolo
1998Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angelesgroup
1998PhotoplayGeorge Eastman House, Rochester, NYgroup
1998A Choice from the CollectionVan Abbemuseum, Eindhovengroup
1998Conceptual Photography from the 60s and 70sDavid Zwirner, Inc., New Yorkgroup
1998Exhibition of the CenturyWellington City Gallery, Wellingtongroup
1997The Fundamental PicturesSonnabend Gallery and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New Yorksolo
1997Gilbert & GeorgeMusee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Parissolo
1997Gilbert & George: Art for All 1971 – 1992Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyosolo
1997Gilbert & George ArtMagasin 3, Stockholmsolo
1997Treasure IslandGulbenkian Foundation, Lisbongroup
1997Das Zwanzigste JahrhundertZeitgeist-Gesellschaft, Berlingroup
19971997 Kwangju Biennale Unmapping the EarthKwangju, Koreagroup
1997Galerie Thaddeaus RopacSalzburg, Austriagroup
1996Gilbert & George RetrsospectiveGalleria d'Arte Moderna, Bolognasolo
1996The Naked Shit PicturesStedelijk Museum, Amsterdamsolo
1996La Vie Moderne en Europe 1870-1996Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyogroup
1995The Singing SculptureCAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeauxsolo
1995The Naked Shit PicturesSouth London Art Gallery, Londonsolo
1995Gilbert & GeorgeGalerie Nikolas Sonne, Berlinsolo
1995Endurance: The InformationExit Art, New Yorkgroup
1995Take Me (I'm Yours)Serpentine Gallery, Londongroup
1995Attitudes/Sculptures, 1963-1972, CAPSMusee d'art Contemporain, Bordeauxgroup
199520/20In Khan, NYgroup
1995Human/Nature Benefit ExhibitionThe New Museum, New Yorkgroup
1994Gilbert & GeorgeRobert Miller Gallery, NYsolo
1994Gilbert & GeorgeMuseo d'Arte Moderna, Luganosolo
1994The Naked Shit PicturesGalerie Jablonka, Colognesolo
1994Shitty Naked Human WorldKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburgsolo
19941969Galerie Jablonka, Colognegroup
1994Recent WorkAnthony d'Offay Gallery, Londongroup
1994Sarah Staton: Supastore boutiqueLaure Genillard Gallery, Londongroup
1993China Exhibition 1993National Art Gallery, Pekingsolo
1993The Cosmological PicturesTate Gallery, Liverpoolsolo
1993Contemporary Self-Portraits Here's Looking at Me' , elacCentre d'Echanges de Perrache, Lyongroup
1993Out of SightOut of Mind, Lisson Gallerygroup
1993Europe Sans FrontieresGalerie Isy Brachot, Parisgroup
1993Image MakersThe Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New Yorkgroup
1993Konstruktion Zitat: Kollektive Bilder in der FotografieSprengel Museum, Hannover, Germanygroup
1993PhotoplayCenter for the Fine Arts, Miami, FLgroup
1992The Cosmological PicturesKunsthalle, Zurichsolo
1992New Democratic PicturesAnthony d'Offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1992Dark Décor, Works from the Chase Manhattan CollectionDePree Art Center, Hope College, Hollandgroup
1992More Than One PhotographThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
1991Gilbert & GeorgeGramo Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgiumsolo
1991The Cosmological PicturesPalac Sztuki, Krakowsolo
1991The Singing Sculpture & The General JungleSonnabend Gallery, NYsolo
199120th Century CollageMargo Leavin Gallery, LAgroup
1991Metropolis, International Art Exhibition 1991Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlingroup
1991Photography: 1980-1990Ginny Williams Gallery, Denvergroup
1991ConsortsPence Gallery, Santa Monicagroup
1991Cruciformed: Images of the Cross Since 1980Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Clevelandgroup
1991A Passion for Art: Watercolors and Works on PaperTony Shafrazi Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1990Gilbert & George Pictures 1983-1988Moscow Exhibition, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscowsolo
1990Twenty-Five Worlds By Gilbert & GeorgeRobert Miller Gallery, New Yorksolo
1990Gilbert & George Post-Card Sculptures and Ephemera 1969-1981Hirschl & Adler Modern, NYsolo
1990The New Cosmological PicturesSonnabend Gallery, New Yorksolo
1990Galerie Langer FainParis, Francesolo
1990Gilbert & George: Worlds & WindowsAnthony d'Offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1990Gilbert & GeorgeSonnabend Gallery, New Yorksolo
1990Eleven Worlds by Gilbert & George and Antique ClocksDesire Feuerle Gallery, Colognesolo
1990AssembledThe University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Daytongroup
1990Team SpiritNeuberger Museum, SUNY at Purchasegroup
1990Art That Happens to be PhotographyTexas Gallery, TXgroup
1990ExposedVivian Horan Fine Art, New Yorkgroup
1989For Aids ExhibitionAnthony D'offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1989Gilbert & George: Postcard SculpturesPaul Kasmin Gallery, New Yorksolo
1989The 1988 PicturesChristian Stein Gallery, Milansolo
1989RepetitionHirschl & Adler Modern, New Yorkgroup
1989Bilderstreit: Contradiction, Unity and Fragmentation in Art Since 1960Ludwig Museum in the Rheinhallen, Colognegroup
1989Prospect 89, Kunstverein FrankfurtSchirn Kunst-Halle, Frankfurtgroup
1989Lost and Found: The Object TransformedBarbara Mathes Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1989New Works by Gallery ArtistsSonnabend Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1989WordsTony Shafrazi Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1988The 1988 PicturesAscan Crone Gallery, Hamburgsolo
1988Under Construction; New PhotomontageCranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfieldgroup
1988Collection SonnabendCentro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madridgroup
1988A Drawing ShowCable Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1988Three Decades: The Oliver Hoffman CollectionThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicagogroup
1987Gilbert & George New PicturesAnthony D'Offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1987Gilbert & George PicturesThe Aldrich museum, Ridgefield, Connecticutsolo
1987Perverted By Languag Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island Universitygroup
1987RomanceKnight Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolinagroup
1987Selections from X1, organized by Saul OstrowDamon Brandt Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1987Uit het oude EuropaStedelijk Museum, Amsterdamgroup
1986Charcoal on Paper Sculptures 1970 to 1974CAPC Bordeaux, FRancesolo
1986The Paintings 1971The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburghsolo
1986Falls The ShadowHayward Gallery, Londongroup
1986Forty Years of Modern ArtThe Tate Gallery, Londongroup
1986Mater DulcissimaChiesa Dei Cavaliere di Malta, Siracusagroup
1985Gilbert & GeorgeMilwaukee Art Museum; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Yorksolo
1985New Moral WorksSonnabend Gallery, New Yorksolo
1985Memento MoriCentro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexicogroup
1985Biennale of ParisGrand Halle of La Villette, Parisgroup
1985The 1985 Carnegie InternationalPittsburg, Pennsylvaniagroup
1985OvertureCasttello di Rivoli, Torinogroup
1985One City a PatronScottish Arts Council, Touringgroup
1985A Journey Through Contemporary ArtThe Hayward Gallery, Londongroup
1984New Photo-PiecesAnthony D'Offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1984Gilbert & GeorgeThe Baltimore Museum of Arta, Baltimoresolo
1984The Believing WorldAnthony D'Offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1984The Critical EyeYale Center for British Art, New Havengroup
1984Artistic Collaboration in the 20th CenturyHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
1984The Poetry of Vision-RoseThe Guinness Hop Store, Dublin 8group
1984DialogThe Moderna Museet, Stockholmgroup
1984Turner Prize ExhibitionThe Tate Gallery, Londongroup
1984The British Art ShowArts Council Touring, G.Bgroup
1984Private Symbol: Social Metaphor. 5th BiennaleArt Gallery of New South Wales, Sydneygroup
1984Collection Annick and Anton HerbertVan Abbemuseum,
1984Photography in Contemporary ArtThe National Museums of Art, Tokyo and Kyotogroup
1984Gilbert & George / Richard LongThe Museum of Art, North Carolinagroup
1984Via New YorkMusee D’Art Contemporain, Montrealgroup
1984ContentHirshhorn Museum, Washingtongroup
1984Collectie BechtStedelijk Museum, Amsterdamgroup
1984Histoires De SculptureEspace Graslin-Manufacture Des Tabacs, Nantes-Loire-Atlantiquegroup
1983Modern FaithSonnabend Gallery, New Yorksolo
1983Photo-Pieces 1980-82David Bellman Gallery, Torontosolo
1983New WorksCrousel-Hussenot Gallery, Parissolo
1983Photography in Contemporary ArtNational Museum of Modern Art, Tokyogroup
1983Acquisition PrioritiesThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Yorkgroup
1983Trends in Post War American and European ArtThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYgroup
1983New ArtThe Tate Gallery, Londongroup
1983Urban Pulsers: The Artist and the CityPlan for Art, Pittsburggroup
1982CrusadeAnthony D'Offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1982Aspects of British Art TodayMetropolitan Art Museum, Tokyogroup
1982Documenta (7)Kassel, Germanygroup
1982ZeitgeistBerlin, Germanygroup
1981Photo-Pieces 1971-80(Retrospective) Kunsthalle, Dusseldorfsolo
1981Photo-Pieces 1980-81Chantal Crousel Gallery, Parissolo
1981Attitudes, Concepts, Images 60/80Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdamgroup
1981UnknownWestkunst, Colognegroup
1981Artist and CameraArts Council, GB Tourgroup
1981Unknown16 Bienal De Sao Paulo, Sao Paulogroup
1981British Sculpture In The Twentieth CenturyWhitechapel Art Gallery, Londongroup
1981Project 6: Art Into The 80'sWalker Art Gallery, Liverpoolgroup
1981No TitleWesleyan University, GB Tourgroup
1980Post-Card SculpturesArt & Project Gallery, Amsterdamsolo
1980New Photo-PiecesKaren & Jean Bernier Gallery, Athenssolo
1980Modern FearsAnthony D'Offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1980Photo-Pieces 1971-80Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhovensolo
1980Gerry SchumMuseum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdamgroup
1980Kunst In Europa Na '68Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghentgroup
1980Explorations In The 70's, Pittsburg Plan for ArtPittsburg, Pennsylvaniagroup
1979Process and Sequence: A Photographic ExhibitionRoosevelt, New Yorkgroup
1979Photography as Art/Art as PhotographyTiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruckgroup
1979Europe In The 70'sContemporary Art Center, Cincinnatigroup
1979On Walks and TravelsBonnefantenmuseum, Maastrichtgroup
1979Un Certain Art AnglaisA.R.C./Musee d'Art Moderne de la ville Paris, Francegroup
1979Wahrnehmungen, Aufzeichnungen, MitteilungenMuseum Haus Lange, Krefeldgroup
1979Hayward AnnualHayward Gallery, Londongroup
1979Gerry SchumStedelijck Museum, Amsterdamgroup
1978Photo-PiecesDartington Hall Gallery, Dartington Hallsolo
1978New Photo-Pieces Sonnabend Gallery, New Yorksolo
1978Europe In The 70'sHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
1978Made By SculptorsStedelijk Museum, Amsterdamgroup
1978Documenta (6)Kassel, Germanygroup
1978Unknown38th Biennale, Venicegroup
1978Door Beeldhouwers GemaaktStedelijk Museum, Amsterdamgroup
1977New Photo-PiecesArt & Project Gallery, Amsterdamsolo
1977Dirty Words PicturesArt & Project, Amsterdamsolo
1977Photography as an Art FormJohn and Marble Ringling Museum of Art, Saratoga, Floridagroup
1977Documenta (6)Kassel, Germanygroup
1977Europe In The 70'sThe Art Institute of Chicago, USAgroup
1976Red MorningSperone Fischer Gallery, Baselsolo
1976The General JungleAlbright-Knox Gallery, Buffalosolo
1976Dead BoardsSonnabend Gallery, New Yorksolo
1976MentalRobert Self Gallery, Londonsolo
1976Arte Inglese OggiPalazzo Reale, Milangroup
1976Group ShowFruit Market Gallery, Edinburghgroup
1976The Artist and The Photograph Israel Museum, Jerusalemgroup
1975Bloody LifeSonnabend Gallery, Parissolo
1975Post-Card SculpturesSperone Westwater Fischer Gallery, New Yorksolo
1975Dusty CornersArt Agency, Tokyosolo
1974Drinking SculpturesArt & Project, MTLsolo
1974Humane BondageKonrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorfsolo
1974Dark ShadowArt & Project Gallery, Amsterdamsolo
1974Cherry BlossomSperone Gallery, Romesolo
1974Word WorksMt .San Antonio College, Walnutgroup
1974Medium PhotographyKunstverein, Hamburggroup
1974Kunst Bleibt KunstKunsthalle, Colognegroup
1974ProspectKunsthalle, Dusseldorfgroup
1974Group ShowPalais des Beaux Arts, Brussels group
1974Sculpture Now Royal College of Art, Londongroup
1973Modern RubbishSonnabend Gallery, New Yorksolo
1973Any Port in a StormSonnabend Gallery, Parissolo
1973New Decorative WorksSperone Gallery, Turinsolo
1973Reclining DrunkNigel Greenwood Gallery, Londonsolo
1973Critics ChoiceTooth Gallery, Londongroup
1973Art as PhotographyKunstverein, Hannovergroup
1973From Henry Moore to Gilbert & GeorgePalais des Beaux Arts, Brusselsgroup
197311 English DrawersKunsthalle, Baden-Badengroup
1973ContemporaneaVilla Borghese, Romegroup
1972New Photo-PiecesKonrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorfsolo
1972Three Sculptures on Video TapeGerry Schum Video Gallery, Dusseldorfsolo
1972The BarAnthony D'Offay Gallery, Londonsolo
1972The Evening Before the Morning AfterNigel Greenwood Gallery, Londonsolo
1972It Takes A Boy To Understand A Boy's Point Of ViewSituation Gallery, Londonsolo
1972A New SculptureSperone Gallery, Romesolo
1972The PaintingsKoninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpsolo
1972Documenta (5)Kassel, Germanygroup
1972The New ArtHayward Gallery, Londongroup
1972Concept KunstKunstmuseum, Baselgroup
1972The PaintingsKoninkijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpgroup
1971There Were Two Young MenSperone Gallery, Turinsolo
1971The General JungleSonnabend Gallery, New Yorksolo
1971The PaintingsWhitechapel Art Gallery, Londonsolo
1971The Ten SpeechesNigel Greenwood Gallery, Londonsolo
1971New Photo-PiecesArt & Project Gallery, Amsterdamsolo
1971Prospect 71 ProjectionKunsthalle, Dusseldorfgroup
1971The British Avant-GardeCultural Centre, New Yorkgroup
1971The PaintingsWhitchapel Art Gallery, Londongroup
1970George by Gilbert & Gilbert by GeorgeFournier Street, Londonsolo
1970The Pencil on PaperDescriptive Works, Konrad Fischer Gallerysolo
1970Art Notes and Thoughts Art & Project Gallery, Amsterdamsolo
1970Frozen Into the Nature for You Art Francoise Lambert Gallery, Milansolo
1970To Be with Art is all We AskNigel Greenwood Gallery, Londonsolo
1970InformationThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
1970Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Land ArtCivic Gallery of Modern Art, Turingroup
1970UntitledC.A.Y.C., Buenos Airesgroup
1970Plans and ProjectsKunsthalle, Berngroup
1969AnniversaryFrank's Sandwich Bar, Londonsolo
1969Shit and CuntRobert Fraser Gallery, Londonsolo
1969ConceptionStadtisches Museum, Leverkusengroup
1968Three Works - Three WorksFrank's Sandwich Bar, Londonsolo
1968Snow ShowSt. Martin's School of Art, Londonsolo
1968Bacon 32Allied Servies, Londonsolo
1968Christmas ShowRobert Fraser Gallery, Londonsolo
201VIVRE !!Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration, Parisgroup
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The thirty two years of the Turner Prize history are filled with controversy and tongue-in-cheek British art, made by some of today's most popular artists.

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