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Biography

1949 Worcester, UK
Lives and works in London

Education
Slade School of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions
2018
Love, The Approach, London
2017-18
John Stezaker, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
Lost World, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand; Centre for Contemporary Photograph, Melbourne
2017
The Voyeur: Photoroman Collages, 1976–1979, Petzel Gallery, New York
Sublime Smoke, Lisa Oppenheim & John Stezaker, The Annexe, London
Aftermath, York Art Gallery, York
Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape (Curated by John Stezaker), York Art Gallery, York
John Stezaker: Horse, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2016
John Stezaker, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
John Stezaker and Marcel Broodthaers, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp
2015
The Truth of Masks, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Touch, The Approach at Independent Régence, Brussels
Film Works, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea
The Projectionist, The Approach, London
Collages, The Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2014
John Stezaker: New Silkscreens, Petzel Gallery, New York
John Stezaker: Collages, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney
2013
John Stezaker, Centre de la Photographie Genève
John Stezaker: Working from the Collection, Les Rencontres Arles Photographie, Arles
Crossing Over, Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Blind, The Approach, London
John Stezaker: One on One, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Nude and Landscape, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
2012
Galerie Gisela Captain, Cologne
Marriage, curated by Annemarie Sawkins, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee
2011-12
John Stezaker, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, touring to MUDAM, Luxembourg, and Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
2011
John Stezaker, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
The Nude and Landscape, curated by Sid Sachs, University of The Arts, Philadelphia
The Whitechapel Gallery, London
MUDAM, Luxembourg
2010
Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Kunstverein Freiburg
Tabula Rasa, The Approach, London
2009
Richard Grey Gallery, Chicago
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Friedrich Petzel, New York
2008
Masks & Shadows, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia
Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf
Fumetti, GAK- Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen
2007
Masks, The Approach, London
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Project Room, Yvon Lambert, Paris
2006
The Approach, London
Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Bridges and other Metaphors, Norwich Gallery, Norwich
John Stezaker, White Columns, New York
2005
Archiv & Erzählung [Archives and Narration]: John Stezaker and T.J. Wilcox, Kunstverein München
2004
The Third Person Archive and other works, The Approach, London
2001
The Holy Land Series, Wigmore Fine Art, London
1999
Angels, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh
1996
Garden, Cubitt Gallery, London
1991
Care & Control, Salama-Caro Gallery, London
1990
Film Still Collages,  Friedman-Guinness Gallery, Frankfurt
1989
John Stezaker: New Work, Salama-Caro Gallery, London
Glenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles
1984
Lisson Gallery, London
1979
Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris
Werke 1973-1978, Kuntsmueum Luzern, Kunstmuseum
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
The World Made Flesh, The New ‘57 Gallery, Edinburgh
1978
Fragments, Photographer’s Gallery, London
Collages, 1977-1978, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Southampton City Museum, Southampton
1977
Dream Allegories. John Stezaker Collages 1976-1977. Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London
Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris
Schema Gallery, Firenze
Spectro Arts, Newcastle
1976
Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London
Trois Oeuvres [Three Works], Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris
1975
Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London
Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris
1974
Galerie Decembre, Munster
Galleria Lia Rumma, Napoli
1973
The Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
1972
Beyond Art for Art’s Sake: a Propus Mundus, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London
1970
Works, 1969-1971, Sigi Krauss Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions
2018
Jamais laisser les photos trainer, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’, Turner Contemporary, Margate
Fotofest 2018, Houston Biennial, Houston
2017
The Still Point of the Turning World. Between Photography and Film, FOMU, Antwerp
A Green and Pleasant Land British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
The Trick Brain, Aishti Foundation, Beirut
20 Years Show, The Approach, London
Power Masks. The Power of Masks, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam
Artists and Postcards, Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi
Now, Today, Tomorrow, and Always, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Blackout: Richard Hamilton, Carlo Mollino, John Stezaker, Ibid, Los Angeles
Fully Awake, Blip Blip Blip Gallery, Leeds
Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zachęta, Warsaw
The Ends of Collage, Luxembourg & Dayan, London & New York
2016-17
Flesh, York Art Gallery, York
2016
Revolt of the Sage, Blain|Southern, London
John Stezaker and Marcel Broodthaers, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp
Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ldt.: Running a Picture Gallery, Chelsea Space, London
Fractured, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
The Stolen Image, Fondazione Prada, Milano
Collage: Moving Beyond Paper, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
On the immense and the numberless, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
Terrain: Land Into Art, Hestercombe House & Gardens, Taunton
2015
An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Trenton
Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Body Building, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Image Search, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles
Individual Stories: Collecting as Portrait and Methodology, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien
Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; travelled as After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
RAY 2015, Frankfurt
Trial / Error / Art, The Holden Gallery, Manchester
Blow Up, C|O Berlin, Berlin
FOUND, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
Screening of Blind, Kino der Kunst, Münich
Horse, Vold Gallery, Derry
Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
2014-15
Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, London
MIRRORCITY, Hayward Gallery, London
2014
19th Biennale of Sydney: You imagine what you desire, Sydney
Ruin Lust, Tate Britain, London
…all silent but for the buzzing… , Curated by Curating Contemporary Art MA programme, Royal College of Art Galleries, London
The Mysterious Device Was Moving Forward, Longhouse Projects, New York
Jahrhundertzeichen: Tel Aviv Museum of Art Visits Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Veils, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles
Karel’s Choice- Looking Back at Contemporary Art, Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, Netherlands
Regeneration, The Photographer’s Gallery, London
Somos Libres II: Works from the Mario Testino Collection, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino
Blow-Up, Albertina, Wien
Remix: Selections from the International College Centre, Bates College Museum of Art, Portland
2013
The Age of Collage, gestalten space, Berlin
The Edge of Painting, curated by Tess Jaray, The Piper Gallery, London
Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
Orpheus Twice, curated by Vincent Honore, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
L’image Papillon, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Frank Egloff & John Stezaker: Visible Merge, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
Crystal Maze IV- 1+ 2+ £ = 3, as part of Nouveau Festival, The Centre Pompidou, Paris
Only parts of us will ever touch each other, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
The Feverish Library (continued), Capitain Petzel, Berlin
The Space Between, curated by Michael Bracewell, Karsten Schubert, London
Something about a Tree, curated by Linda Yablonsky, Flag Art Foundation, New York
Marriage, Qbox Gallery, Athens
Kino und der kinematografische Blick, MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen, Memmingen
Short Film Programme Still/Moving (screening of Horse and Blind), Art Basel, Switzerland and Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin
2012
D’après Giorgio a cura di Luca lo Pinto, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa De Chirico, Roma
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, Photographer’s Gallery, London
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2012, The Cube (Deutsche Borse Headquarters), Frankfurt/Eschborn; C/O Berlin
Flores; Abismo; Parataxis, curated by Carlos- Fernandez-Pello, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London
Remix: Selections from the INternational Collage Cernter, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia
Collages, curated by Timothee Chaillou, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2011
Transmitter / Receiver: The persistance of collage, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
Anti-Photography, curated by Duncan Wooldridge, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
Versicherungsschatz, curated by David Rimanelli, Kimmerich, New York
Make Up, curated by Mariuccia Casadio, APalazzo Gallery, Brescia
The boy who robbed you a few minutes before arriving at the ball, curated by Regina Fiorito and Kelley Walker, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
The Draw Bridge, Q Forum, London
Capitain, curated by Regina Fiorito and Kelley Walker, Cologne
A Painting Show, Autocenter, Berlin
MakeUp, curated by Mariuccia Casadio, APalazzo Gallery, Brescia
2010
FACES with: M.Anzeri, H.Bart, V.Carrubba, J.Kraijer, W.Mutu, J.Stezaker, Monica De Cardenas Galleria, Milano
HEAD, The Approach, London
Photomonth in Krakow, Galeria Pauza, Poland
The Page, curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs, Kimmerich, New York
The Rustle of Language, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milano
HYPERBOREAN MANNERS, Rob Tufnell at 1 Sutton Lane, London
2009
Taj Mahal Travellers, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
The Quick and The Dead, Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis
Source Codes, Spr¸th Magers, Berlin
Le sang d'un poéte, FRAC des Pays de la Loire
Propaganda, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul
In The Pines, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
William Horner & John Stezaker, The Russian Club Gallery, London
2008
Not so Subtle Subtitle, curated by Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan, New York
Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum, New York
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London
Past-Forward, 176, The Zabludowicz Collection, London
Cohabitation: 13 Artists and Collage, Francesca Kaufmann, Milano
2007
Panic Attack, Barbican Art Gallery, London
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring: selected by artist Steven Claydon, Camden Arts Centre, London
2006
Dereconstruction, curated by Matthew Higgs, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Figures of the Player: The paradox of the actor, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon
A Season in Hell, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London
World Gone Mad: Surrealist Returns in Recent British Art, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury; travelling to Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Limehouse Arts Foundation, London
The Glass Bead Game, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin
Tate Triennial 2006 New British Art, Tate Britain, London
2005
TIME LINES, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf
Cut, The Approach, London
1979, Bloomberg Space, London
Girls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Collage, Signs & Surfaces, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
Mourning, Sies & Hoeke, Dusseldorf
RCA print folio, Royal College of Art, London
2004
Collage, Bloomberg Space, London
Je t 'envisage, La disparition du portrait, Musee de L' Elysee, Lausanne
Cara a Cara, Culturgest, Lisbon
About Face, Hayward Gallery, London
Future Face, Science Museum, London
Portraits of Non-Humans, David Risley Gallery, London
Polaroid, 39 Gallery, London
2003
Ex-press, Royal College of Art, London
Please Take One, 39 Gallery, London
2002
Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
2000
The British Art Show 5, City Art Centre, Edinburgh; travelling to Collective Gallery; Dean Gallery; Fruitmarket Gallery; Royal Botanic Gardens; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Stills; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; John Hansard Gallery; Millais Gallery, Southampton Institute; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton; Centre for Visual Arts; Chapter Arts Centre; Fotogallery; National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff, Wales; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1999
23rd Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Art, British Section, Mednarodni graficni likovni center, Ljubljana
River Deep, Mountain High, Gallery Westland Place, London; travelling to University of Dundee, Duncan and Jordanston Gallery, Dundee
1998
American and European Photo-art, Larem Kloker Gallery, Wien
2nd Shoreditch Photography Biennial, London
Chemical Traces/ Photography and Conceptual Art, 1968-1998, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull City Council, Kingston upon Hull; travelling to Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
1997
Pictura Brittanica: Art from Britain (British Council), Sydney Museum of Contemporary
Art, Sydney; travelling to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Strange Days, Contemporary British Photography, Galleria Gian Ferrari, Milano
Sad, Gasworks, London
The Quick and The Dead, Royal College of Art, London
The Impossible Document: Photography and Conceptual Art in Britain 1966-1976, Cameraworks Gallery, London, travelling to Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge
Icons, Touring, Tokyo, Kyoto
Life/Live: Young British Art, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; travelling to Centro Cultural de BelÈm, Lisbon
Various group shows, Bank London (1996, 1997, 1998)
1996
The Body, Touring Exhibition Canada
1995
Elvis + Marilyn 2 x Immortal, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts; The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville; The Portland Museum of Art, Portland; The Philbrook Academy, Tulsa; The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; The Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose; The Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu; Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Hokkaido; Daimaru Museum, Umeda-Osaka; Takamatsu City Museum, Takamatsu; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama; Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Fukuoka
The Curator's Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1994
Who's Looking at the Family, Barbican Art Gallery, London
1992
Flora Photographica, Serpentine Gallery, London
1990
Art Conceptuel, Formes Conceptuelles, Galerie 1900/2000, Paris
1989
John Stezaker, Glenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles
1987
Altered States, Kent Fine Art, New York
Multiple vision: Ron Haselden, Colin McArthur, John Stezaker, Paul Wombel, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge
1984
1984: An Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London
1983
Geometry of Desire, Galerie Venster, Rotterdam
1982
Simulacra, Riverside Studios, London
Aperto, XL, Biennale di Venezia, Venezia
Close to the Edge, White Columns, New York
1980
Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London
1979
Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London
Un certain art anglais &, ARC, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
JP2, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
1978
Art for Society, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1977
British Art, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
1976
Art Inglese Oggi, Palazzo Reale, Milano
Times, Words and the Camera,  Akademische Druck-U, Graz
1975
9th Biennale de Paris, Paris
1974
Project 74, Kunsthalle Köln
Critic 's Choice, Tooth 's Gallery, London
Beyond Painting and Sculpture &: works bought for the Arts Council by Richard Cork, Arts Council touring Exhibition toured Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; travelled to Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1972
A Survey of the Avant-Garde in Britain, House Gallery, London
The New Art, Hayward Gallery, London
1971
The Wall Show, Lisson Gallery, London
1970
3 Schools Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1969
Three Person Show, Central Collegiate Building, University College, London

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