Contemporary art

Mat Collishaw

United Kingdom 1966

Mat Collishaw
Mat Collishaw
United Kingdom
February 20, 2014

Mat Collishaw, born in 1966, received his BFA from Goldsmith College, London, in 1989 and began his career exhibiting the acclaimed work Bullet Hole alongside his Goldsmiths contemporaries at the legendary show Freeze in 1988, and at Modern Medicine in 1990. Both shows were curated by Collishaw’s long-term friend Damien Hirst and are renowned for the rise to prominence of the YBAs (Young British Artists).

Collishaw’s work envelops us in a twilight world poised between the alluring and the revolting, the familiar and the shocking, the poetic and the morbid. With a visual language embracing diverse media, the beauty of Collishaw’s work is compelling – seductive, captivating, hypnotic – yet repelling as we perceive the darker fantasies within. A repulsion triggered not by what we see, but by our innate response to it. Something between beautiful and abject.

Pornography, the crucifixion, gleaming fairies, syphilitic child prostitutes, bestiality, bondage, addiction, religion, exaltation and despair, even the final hours of a death-row inmate. There is seemingly no taboo left unbroken, no dark corner Collishaw is unwilling to explore – and yet, the work is utterly romantic, exquisitely beautiful, an expression of Collishaw’s wish to “create images that are awe-inspiring”. The forbidden has always fascinated Collishaw: “I am fuelled by things in my past which were suppressed or held at a distance, which have generated some form of hunger to make my work.” Hardly surprising then, that themes such as stifled sexual desire, brutal and perverse lust, the power of media imagery and the concept of divinity recur throughout his oeuvre.

What is surprising, startling even, is the tenderness and ecstasy – the almost sublime – embodied within the work. “There are mechanisms within us that are primed to respond to all kinds of visual material, leaving us with no real say over what we happen to find stimulating.” Collishaw is interested in imagery’s effect on the subliminal, and explores this by making the vile desirable, the repulsive inviting, whilst discretely positioning himself within art-history through his reference to old masters and contemporary dialogues, as in his work The End of Innocence (a digital recreation of Francis Bacon’s painting of Velasquez’s Pope Innocent X) or his questioning of Victorian mores and ideals, executed with 21st century technology.

Collishaw’s interest in the Victorians is no coincidence: 19th century Britain viewed itself in the light of scientific progress and empirical soberness. An age inhabited by educated and prosaic people. In retrospect however, child prostitution, poverty, perversion and a collective blood-lust ran parallel to what was deemed an enlightened age. Collishaw references the Victorian period by simulating its elaborately decorative, romantic style, but he indirectly conjures up that society’s dark side, the corrupt underbelly so pertinent to the present day. He drags our darkest urges into the light – illustrating that humans will never overcome their baser instincts, regardless of aesthetic or scientific advancement. The fact that Collishaw does not take the moral high ground makes his work all the more compelling: he simply shows us the beautiful – even if it is a beauty that sometimes turns out to be highly suspect.
The Victoria & Albert Museum commissioned Collishaw with a monumental onsite project, Magic Lantern, which – installed in the cupola above the entrance – appropriated the very architecture of the V&A creating a beacon of light, complete with an attendant swarm of moths, and was visible across London during the winter months of 2010 – 2011.

Images courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Mat Collishaw (forthcoming)New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands, UKSolo
2015SUBSTANCE (forthcoming)Timothy Taylor, London, UKGroup
2015In Search of the MiraculousNewlyn Art Gallery, UKGroup
2015Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life traditionHå gamle prestegard, NOGroup
2015Gallery of WonderNorthumberland; Woodhorn; Powburn; Spittal; Falstone; Alwinton; Newcastle, UKGroup
2015SNAP Art at the Aldeburgh FestivalAldeburgh Music , Aldeburgh , UK Group
2015Glasstress 2015 GotikaIstituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, IT Group
2015NGORONGORO – Artist Weekend,Studiobuildings, Lehderstrasse, Berlin-Weissensee, DE Group
2015The time … and there was time, from Helga de Alvear ‘ CollectionFundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, ES Group
2015Rack ‘em Up: British Contemporary Editions 1990 – 2000Shapero Modern, London, UKGroup
2015The Omnivore’s Dilemma: VisualizedUniversity of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries, Mansfield, UKGroup
2015How to Construct a Time MachineMK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UKGroup
2014Black MirrorGalleria Borghese, Rome, ITSolo
2014Mat CollishawPatricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, St. Moritz, CHSolo
2014Mat Collishaw: The Yielding GlassAn Gailearaí, Ghaoth Dobhair, Londonderry, UKSolo
2014Deloitte Ignite 2014 -Myth – The Feather and the FlameRoyal Opera House, London, UKGroup
2014Today’s Specials Brought to you by Pace London & Abdullah Al TurkiPace Gallery, London, UKGroup
2014Diacore presents Ron Arad’s Last Train Ron Arad Studio, London, UKGroup
2014Out Of Our HeadsShoreditch Town Hall, London, UKGroup
2014The Bigger Picture: Works from the 1990sTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USGroup
2014Corporeality and Sexuality,Votive Church, Vienna, ATGroup
2014Vanitas: Fashion and ArtBass Museum of Art, Florida, USGroup
2014Stations of the CrossSt Marylebone Church, London, UKGroup
2014PaperSMAC Art Gallery, curated by Keith Coventry and Helen A Pritchard, Cape Town, ZAGroup
2013Afterimage, Arterspace for art, IstanbulSolo
2013This is not an ExitBlain|Southern Gallery, LondonSolo
2013About Caravaggio. Visioni & Illusioni Contemporance Museo Tuscolano - Scuderie Aldobrandini, RomeSolo
2013La Vie de ChateauChateau des Adhemar, Montelimar, FranceSolo
2013Preternatural FAMA Gallery, Verona, ItalySolo
2013Pino Pascali Foundation Prize Pino Pascali Foundation, Bari, ItalySolo
2013Last Meal on Death RowBass Museum of Art, Miami, USASolo
2013Beastly Hall, Hall Place and Gardens, Bexley, KentGroup
2013The Nature of the BeastThe New Art Gallery, WalsallGroup
2012VitacideTanya Bonakdar Gallery, NewyorkSolo
2012Crystal GazeRaucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, ITSolo
2012The End of InnocenceDilston Grove, CGP London Gallery, London, UKSolo
2012Sordid Earth Greenaway Art Gallery, Kent Town, AUSolo
2012About Caravaggio Museo Tuscolano - Scuderie Aldobrandini in Frascati Rome, IT Group
2012Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities The Museum of Arts and Design, MUba Eugene Leroy, Tourcoing, FRGroup
2012Britain Creates 2012Fashion + Art Collusion, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UKGroup
2012Des Images, Des HistoriesPalais Jacques Coeur, Paris, FRGroup
2012A Drawing while Waiting for an Idea Large Glass Gallery, London, UKGroup
2012The End Jacob’s Island Gallery, London, UKGroup
2012Made in Britain, Contemporary Art from the British Council CollectionBenaki Museum, AthensGroup
2012Out of Focus: Photography Saatchi Gallery, London, UKGroup
2012Spieglein, Spieglein an der WandRohkunstbau, Berlin, DE - Group
2011FaMa Gallery. Verona, ItalySolo
2011Blain/Southern. LondonSolo
2011Void. Derry, Ireland.Solo
2011Victoria & Albert Museum Crown Commission. LondonSolo
2011Pearls of the AbyssAnalix Forever, Geneva, CHSolo
2011Memories of the FutureThe Olbricht Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, FRGroup
2011Viel Lärm um Alles Barockes in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Haus für Kunst, Uri, CHGroup
201112th International Istanbul Biennial Istanbul, TKGroup
2011Sordid Earth, as part of Ron Arad’s Curtain Call projectRoundhouse, London, UKGroup
2011House of BeastsAttingham Park, organised through Meadow Arts, National Trust, UKGroup
2011Otherwordly – Optical Delusions and Small Realities Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USGroup
2011La Forêt de mon rêveGalerie d’Art du Conseil Général des Bouches – du-Rhône Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en- Provence, FRGroup
2011Locus SolusBenaki Museum, Athens, GR Group
2010SuperveillanceRaucchi Santamaria, Naples, Italy.Solo
2010OutcastsChiostro del Commendatore, Borgo Santa Spirito, Rome, Italy.Solo
2010RetrospectreBFI South bank, London.Solo
2010Last Meal on Death RowAnalix Forever, Geneva, CHSolo
2010Magic LanternVictoria & Albert Museum, London, UKSolo
2010Shooting Stars & The Garden of Unearthly DelightsVoid Gallery, Derry, IESolo
2010Creation CondemnedBlain|Southern, London, UKSolo
2010Modern Pastimes FaMa Gallery, Verona, ITSolo
2010SuperveillanceGalleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, ITSolo
2010Extraordinary Measures Belsay Castle, Northumbria.Group
2010Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin & Paula Rego: At the Foundling Foundling Museum, London. Group
2009Mat Collishaw. SubmissionHoV, Berlin, Germany.Solo
2009Mat Collishaw. HysteriaFreud Museum, London, UKSolo
2009Mat CollishawNebulaphobia Unosunove Rome, Italy.Solo
2009Distortion Gervasuti Foundation, Venice Biennale, Venice, ItalyGroup
2009MythologiesHaunch of Venison London, UK.Group
2009Shadows of Forgotten AncestorsBugada & Cargnel, Paris FranceGroup
2008Mat Collishaw. Electric Ladyland Analix, Geneva. Switzerland.Solo
2008Mat Collishaw. Shooting StarsHaunch of Venison, London, UKSolo
2008Mat Collishaw. DeliveranceTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USASolo
2008Mat Collishaw. DeliveranceSpring Projects, London.Solo
2008Take Me There (Show Me The Way) Haunch of Venison - New York, New York City, NYGroup
2008Seeing the Light Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008Feminae Galerie Guy Bärtschi, GenevaGroup
2008Summer Show 2008 Maddox Arts, London (England)Group
2008XIII Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara Biennale di Sculture di Carrara, CarraraGroup
2008Xviii Biennale Internazionale di Scultura Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, CarraraGroup
2008Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau Analix Forever, GenevaGroup
2008Viva Lolita Maddox Arts, London (England)Group
2007Les Fleurs du MalArcos Sannio Contemporary Art Museum, Benevento, ItalyGroup
2007Mat Collishaw Anthony Goicolea, Haunch of Venison, Zürich, SwitzerlandGroup
2007The Tempest – Mat Collishaw and Paul FryerGervasuti Foundation, Venice Biennale, Venice, ItaGroup
2007Reconstruction # 2Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UKGroup
2006Buenas Noches Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2006Into Me / Out of Me Kunstwerke, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2006In the Darkest Hours There May Be LightSerpentine Gallery, London, UKGroup
2006Into Me / Out of MePS1 MOMA, Long Island, USAGroup
2006PeopleVolti, corpi e segni contemporanei dalla collezione di Ernesto Esposito, MADRE – MuseoGroup
2006D’arte Donna Regina, NaplesGroup
2006What Makes You and I DifferentTramway, Glasgow, UKGroup
2006SolitudeUpstairs, Berlin, Germany Group
2005Capillary ActionAnne Faggionato, London, UKSolo
2005No One Is InnocentGrimm Rosenfeld, München, GermanySolo
2005Mat CollishawInverleith House, Edinburgh, UKSolo
2005Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2005The Parabole Show, Grimm/Rosenfeld, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2005Fifty One Celebrates Five YearsFifty One Fine Art Photography, AntwerpGroup
2005Collecion Helga de AlvearMuseo Extremeno & Iberoamericano, Badajoz Group
2004Mat CollishawGalerie Analix Forever, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2004Mat CollishawArt & Public, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2004Rose c’est la vie. On Flowers in Contemporary ArtTel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2004New BloodSaatchi Gallery, London, UKGroup
2004Art of The GardenTate Britain, London, UKGroup
2004Artmania! Art and the World of PlantsSunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, SunderlandGroup
2004I AssassinWalspace Art Space, New York, USAGroup
2003Mat CollishawModern Art, London, UKSolo
2003Retinal StainCosmic Galerie, Paris, FranceSolo
2003Narcissus, CRAC Alsace, AltkirschGroup
2002Mat Collishaw Cosmic Galerie, Paris, FranceSolo
2002New religious ArtLiverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK, curated by Neal BrownGroup
2002The PassingGaleria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain, curated by Charlotte SchepkeGroup
2002PenetrationFriederich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York,Group
2002Tableaux Vivants: Living Pictures and Attitudes in Photography, Film and Video Kunsthalle Wien, Wien Group
2002Mirroring Evil / Nazi Imagery in Recent ArtThe Jewish Museum, New York, USAGroup
2002NauseaDiannogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UKGroup
2002At Sea Sainsbury Centre, UEA, Norwich, organised by Tate Liverpool, UKGroup
2002At SeaTate Liverpool, Liverpool, UKGroup
2002PenetrationFriederich Petzel Gallery, New York; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA Group
2001Mat CollishawGalerie Analix Forever, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2001Mat Collishaw Site Gallery, Sheffield, UKSolo
2001New WorksModern Art, London, UKSolo
2001Ultra Violet Baby, 4 day film screeningShoreditch Town Hall, London, UKSolo
2001Mat CollishawBonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, USASolo
20012001 Pandaemonium Film FestivalLux Gallery, LondonSolo
2001Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, ItalySolo
2001Asylum: Mat Collishaw Inside space at Selfridges, London, UKGroup
2001Sacred and Profane, A Sheffield Galleries & Museum Trust Touring ExhibitionMappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UKGroup
2001Double VisionGalerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, GermanyGroup
2001Electronic Maple: Human Language and Digital Culture in Contemporary Art,New York Centre for Media Arts, New York, USAGroup
2001Mat CollishawSite Gallery, Sheffield, UKGroup
2001Tattoo ShowModern Art, London, UKGroup
2001BBC in association with the Lux presents an exhibition of digital art The Lux Gallery, London, UKGroup
2001SV The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USAGroup
2001RemnantHunter College/ Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York, USA Group
2000Museum of Contemporary Art, WarsawSolo
2000Greenhouse EffectSerpentine Gallery, London, UKGroup
20001000+1 NachtLandesmuseum, Linz,Group
2000Psycho, Art and Anatomy, Anne Faggionato London, UK, curated by Danny MoynihanGroup
2000Bierfest 2000VTO, London, UKGroup
2000And she will have your eyesGalerie Analix Forever, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2000Anna & Bernhard Blume, Sophie Calle, Mat Collishaw,Jim Dine, Flor Garduño & Candida HöferThe Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USAGroup
2000Sex & the BritishGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and ParisGroup
2000Flower Show Pump House Gallery, London, UKGroup
2000Lisson Gallery in Covent Garden, London, UKGroup
2000Point of View: Works from a Private Collection Richard Salmon, London, UKGroup
2000Potent PresentCCAC Institute,Logan Galleries, San Francisco, USAGroup
2000Petty CrimesLaing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UKGroup
2000From a Distance: Approaching LandscapeICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USAGroup
2000Small WorldsThe Diorama in Contemporary Art Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USAGroup
2000The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA Group
1999Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, ItalySolo
1999FlesheatersGalerie Analix Forever, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
1999ClaustrophobiaCartwright Hall, Lister Park, BradfordGroup
1999ClaustrophobiaMappin Art Gallery, SheffieldGroup
1999ClaustrophobiaCentre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, UKGroup
1999EXTRAetORDINAIREPrintemps de Cahors, FranceGroup
1999Chiva[s]ynergies/art: Moving ImageMuseo de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
1999The Flower Show: Flowers in Art in the 20th Century Harewood House, Leeds, UKGroup
1999The Edge of Awareness – Al Limite della CoscienzaTriennale di Milano, Milan, Italy, TeaGroup
1999This Other World of OursTV Gallery, Moscow, RussiaGroup
1999Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century VisionHayward Gallery, London,Group
1999Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century VisionUK Middlesborough Art GalleryGroup
1999Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century VisionIKON Gallery, Birmingham, UKGroup
1999Best of the Season Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, RidgefieldGroup
1999LA InternationalChac-Mool Contemporary Fine Art, West Hollywood, USAGroup
1999Flower ShowFruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UKGroup
1999Dimension VariableThe Ludwig Museum Budapest – Museum of Contemporary Art, BudapestGroup
1998Bloom Gallery, AmsterdamSolo
1998Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, USASolo
1998Anne Faggionato, London, UK Group
1998Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
1998Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn,Group
1998Art Lovers, TRACEYThe Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, UKGroup
1998Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century VisionThe Minority Art Gallery, Colchester, UKGroup
1998Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century VisionArnolfini, Bristol, UKGroup
1998Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century VisionHayward Gallery, London, UKGroup
1998Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century VisionMiddlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesborough, UKGroup
1998Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century VisionIKON Gallery, Birmingham, UKGroup
1998Exterminating AngelGalerie Guislaine Hussenot, Paris, FranceGroup
1998Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, Japanese Museum Tour, 1989-99Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine ArtGroup
1998Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, Japanese Museum Tour, 1989-100Fukoka City Art MuseumGroup
1998Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, Japanese Museum Tour, 1989-101Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary ArtGroup
1998Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, Japanese Museum Tour, 1989-102Tokyo Museum of Contemporary ArtGroup
1998Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, Japanese Museum Tour, 1989-103Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, JapanGroup
1998London CallingBritish Art School in Rome, Rome, ItalyGroup
1998Public Body & Artificial SpaceKunsthalle Krems, KremsGroup
1998The Edge of AwarenessP.S.1 Museum, New YorkGroup
1998Then and Now Lisson Galery, London, UKGroup
1998Bad HabitsGaleria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, SpainGroup
1998AnimationLEA, London Electronic Arts, London, UKGroup
1998ClaustrophobiaIKON Gallery, Birmingham, UKGroup
1998ClaustrophobiaMiddlesbrough Art Gallery,Middlesborough, UKGroup
1998ClaustrophobiaMappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UKGroup
1998ClaustrophobiaDundee Contemporary Art, Cartwright Hall, Bradsford, UKGroup
1998ClaustrophobiaAberystwyth Arts Centre, Centre for Visual Art, Cardiff, UK Group
1998Precursor Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1998Pictura BritannicaMuseum of Contemporary Art, SydneyGroup
1998Pictura BritannicaArt Gallery of South Australia, AdelaideGroup
1998Pictura BritannicaCity Gallery, Wellington, New ZealandGroup
1998Urban LegendsStaatliche Kunsthalle, Baden Baden, GermanyGroup
1998Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi CollectionRoyal Academy of Arts, London, UKGroup
1998The Citybank Private Bank Photography Prize Royal College of Art, London, UKGroup
1998Full House: Young British ArtKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgGroup
1998Private Face – Urban Space: A New Generation of Artists from BritainGasworks, Athens, Greece Group
1998London LiveKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgGroup
1998ScreenAnne Faggionato, London, UKGroup
1998A print portfolio from London, Alte Gerhardsen, OsloGroup
1998Live/life, Fundaçao des Descobertes, Lisbon, Portugal Group
1997Ideal BoysRidinghouse Editions, London, UKSolo
1997Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
1997Ideal BoysGalleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, ItalySolo
1997Duty Free Spirits Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1997Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection Royal Academy of Arts, London (England)Group
1997Mannerism and Synthesis Jiri Svestka Prague, PragueGroup
1997Urbane Legenden : London Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-BadenGroup
1996Control FreaksTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USASolo
1996StatementsGalerie Analix, Art 27’96, Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
1996Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam Group
1996Camden Arts Centre, London, UKSolo
1996Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK Group
1996Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
1996On Line MediaGraaf van Vlaanderenplein, GentGroup
1996Hide and SeekJerusalemGroup
1996Exchanging InteriorsMuseum van Loon, AmsterdamGroup
1996Live/LifeMusée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FranceGroup
1996Figure to ObjectFrith Street Gallery, London, UKGroup
1996Summer ShowTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1996Human TechnologyRevolution, FerndaleGroup
1996Digital GardensPower Plant, Toronto, CanadaGroup
1996The Inner EyeManchester City Art Gallery, ManchesterGroup
1996P.A.D.T.Thames,London, UKGroup
1996DrawingsKarsten Schubert Ltd, London, UKGroup
1996Comme un OiseauFondation Cartier, Paris, FranceGroup
1996Statement & Video ForumArt 27’96, Basel, Switzerland; Galerie AnalixGroup
1996ManifestaNatural History Museum, RotterdamGroup
1996HybridsDe Appel Foundation, AmsterdamGroup
1996Some Drawings from London, Kate Bernard, London, UKGroup
1996Push Ups, The FactoryFine Art School, Athens, GreeceGroup
1996Birds: Art and Science, two creative energies confronting each otherZerynthia, Rome, ItalyGroup
1996Kindom of FloraShoshona Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, USAGroup
1996More Than RealPalazzo Reale, Caserta, UKGroup
1996The British Art Show IV Hayward Gallery for the Arts, Council of EnglandGroup
1995The Fourth Istanbul Biennial Art and Culture Foundation, Istanbul, TurkeyGroup
1995Konrad Lorenz’s DuckEx Lanificio Bona, Carignano, Turin, ItalyGroup
19952 x 2 ,4 for 4, Karaoke, , UKSouth London Gallery, LondonGroup
1995Brilliant! New Art From LondonWalker Art Center, MinneapolisGroup
1995Oltre la normalità concentrica Palazzo Da Zara, Padua, ItalyGroup
1995Wild WallsStedelijk Museum, AmsterdamGroup
1995Hardcore IIFactual Nonsense, London, UKGroup
1995Here and NowSerpentine Gallery, London, UKGroup
1995Dialogues de Paix, (50th ONU anniversary)United Nations, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
1995Minky Manky, , curated by Carl FriedmanSouth London Gallery, London, UKGroup
1995On Site ProjectCamden Arts Centre, London, UKGroup
1994Idol HoursGramercy Park Hotel, New York, USA, organised by Cohen GallerySolo
1994The Eclipse of VenusNo. 20 Glasshouse Street, London, UKSolo
1994Galleria Raucci / Santamaria, Naples, ItalySolo
1994Corpus Delicti-London in the 90's Kunstforeningen Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
1994Purple 8 ½, , curated by Purple Prose, Elein Fleiss and Olivier ZahmGalerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, FranceGroup
1994Nature Morte: Mat Collishaw, Damien Hirst, Stephen Murphy, Julie RobertsTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1994Incertaine Identité Galerie Analix, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
1994Soggetto-SoggettoCastello di Rivoli, Turin, ItalyGroup
1994Rien à SignalerGalerie Analix, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
1994Not Self-portraitKarsten Schubert Ltd, London, UKGroup
1994L’Hiver de l’amourMusée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FranceGroup
1993Galerie Analix, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
1993Centre d’Art Contemporain, Martigny, FranceSolo
1993Displace Cohen Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1993Aperto ’93 XLV Venice Biennial, Venice, ItalyGroup
1993The Ebb Tide Shell GatheringCentre d’Art Contemporain, Martigny, FranceGroup
1993Changing I Dense CitiesShedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
1992Cohen Gallery, New York, USASolo
1992Under ThirtyGalerie Metropol, Vienna, AustriaGroup
1992Twenty Fragile Pieces Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland, curated by Gianni RomanoGroup
1992Exhibit ASerpentine Gallery, London, UKGroup
1991Stillstand SwitchesShedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
1990Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UKSolo
1990Riverside Studios, London, UK 

1989Ghost Photography: The Illusion of the VisibleGroup
1988Freeze, curated by Damien Hirst Surrey Docks, London, UKGroup