Lucy Skaer 1975

Lives in Glasgow and London (UK). Works in Glasgow and London (UK).
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Lucy Skaer (UK, 1975) is a multidisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, films and drawings mainly based on photographs sourced from newspapers and books as well as pictures taken from the Internet. Often assembling various source materials and presenting them as installations, her work deals with the meaning of reproduction and the influence of mass media.

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Film directed by Nico Wasserman following artist Lucy Skaer as she travels to Silkeborg in Denmark to see the 2000 year old preserved remains of Tollund Man. Commissioned by Channel 4 and Tate Media to coincide with the 2009 Turner Prize.
Film directed by Nico Wasserman following artist Lucy Skaer as she travels to Silkeborg in Denmark to see the 2000 year old preserved remains of Tollund Man. Commissioned by Channel 4 and Tate Media to coincide with the 2009 Turner Prize.
Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Lucy Skaer

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Lucy Skaer currently lives and works in Glasgow. Skaer’s recent solo exhibitions include One Remove at Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL), 2016; Sticks & Stones at Murray Guy, New York (US), 2015; Random House at Peter Freeman, New York (US), 2015; Sticks & Stones at Musées Gallo-Romains, Lyon (FR), 2015; Monday 8.4.13 … Monday 22.4.13 at Yale Union, Portland (US), 2013; Exit, Voice and Loyalty at Tramway, Glasgow (UK), 2013; Force Justify at CAB Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos, Burgos (ES), 2013; Lucy Skaer at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AT), 2012; and Scene, Hold, Ballast at Sculpture Center, New York (US), 2012. Recent group exhibitions include Incorporated! Rennes Biennale (FR), 2016; The Secret Life of Images at Kunstverein Freiburg (DE), 2016; Whatever moves between us also moves the world in general at Murray Guy, New York (US), 2016; The Registry of Promise at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL), 2015; Wintermute at GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL), 2015. Art Under Attack – Histories of British Iconoclasm at Tate Britain, London (UK), 2013; Suicide Narcissus at The Renaissance Society, Chicago (US), 2013; the 9th Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre (BR), 2013, and Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (US), 2012. In 2009, Skaer was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, and in 2007, she represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale.

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1975, Born in Cambridge (UK) Lives and works in Glasgow and London (UK) Education 1993 – 1997 BA Honors Fine Art, Environmental Art Department, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (UK) Residencies 2016 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (US) 2015 Emily Carr, Vancouver, CA (US) 2013 Atelier Calder, Saché (FR) 2010 Location One International Fellowship, New York, NY (US) 2007-2008 Laurenz House Foundation Residency, Basel (CH) 2005-2006 Scottish Arts Council Studio Residency, New York, NY (US) 2002 NIFCA Network North Residency, Faroe Islands (DK) Wellcome Trust Sci - Art Grant, London (UK) 2000-2001 Scottish Arts Council Amsterdam Studio Residency, Amsterdam (NL) Awards 2016 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award Nominations 2016 Prix Canson 2009 Turner Prize 2002 Beck’s Futures Solo Exhibitions 2019 Day Divider, Meessen De Clerq, Brussels (BE) Heavy Weather, with works by Carol Rhodes & Hanneline Visnes, GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL) 2018 The Green Man, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (UK) Sentiment, Peter Freeman Inc., New York, NY (US) Available Fonts, Salzburger Kunsthalle, Salzburg (AT) La Chasse, Salzburger Kunsteverein, Salzburg (AT) 2017 Available Fonts, KW, Berlin (DE) Una Casa Más Pequeña (A smaller house), Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (MX) La Chasse, MRAC, Serignan (FR) Past Shows, GRIMM Frans Halsstraat, Amsterdam (NL) Past Shows, GRIMM Keizersgracht, Amsterdam (NL) 2016 Leonora, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (UK) One Remove, Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (NL) 2015 Lucy Skaer, Sticks and Stones, La Salle de Bains Hors les Murs, Musée Gallo-Roma 2014 Lucy Skaer (with Paolo Scheggi), Cortesi Contemporary, Lugano (IT) 2013 Exit, Voice and Loyalty, Tramway, Glasgow (UK) Lucy Skaer: MONDAY 8.4.13..., Yale Union, Portland (US) Lucy Skaer: A Proposal for Mount Stuart 2013, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland (UK) Force Justify, CAB, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos (ES) 2012 Force Justify, Part 3, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien (AT) Force Justify, Part 1 & 2, Tulips & Roses, Brussels (BE) Scene, Hold, Ballast: David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer, Sculpture Center, New York, NY (US) Harlequin is As Harlequin Does, Murray Guy, New York, NY (US) 2011 Film for Abandoned Projector, Pavilion, Leeds (UK) Blanks and Ballast, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris (FR) 2010 Rachel, Peter, Caitlin, John, Location One, New York, NY (US) 2009 A Boat Used As A Vessel, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (CH) 2008 Catch This, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK) Lucy Skaer, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (UK) The Siege, Chisenhale Gallery, London (UK) 2006 Art Statements, Art 36, Basel (CH) 2004 The Sound and the Screen, Schnittraum, Cologne (DE) The Opaque, doggerfisher, Edinburgh (UK) The Problem in Seven Parts, Counter, London (UK) 2001 Like A Circle in a Spiral, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (UK) Group Exhibitions 2019 Sea Garden, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter (UK)
 Lines from Scotland, St Andrews Museum, St Andrews (UK) Paramoudra, Mossman Gallery, Wellington (NZ) Frieze Sculpture London, Regent’s Park, London (UK) Away in the Hill, GRIMM, New York, NY (US) 2018 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (US) Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh (UK) A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings, Drawing Room, London (UK) Bandes à part. Nouvel accrochage des collections, MRAC, Sérignan (FR) Avant-poste, La HAB Galerie, Nantes (FR) 2017 Community Board, GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL) Now Wakes the Sea: Contemporary Art and the Ocean, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork (IE) The Other Dark: Tacita Dean, Jeremy Millar, Nashashibi/Skaer, Sirius Arts Center, London (UK) Final Exhibition, Murray Guy, New York, NY (US) 2016 Whatever moves between us also moves the world in general, Murray Guy, New York, NY (US) Incorporated! Les Ateliers de Rennes –Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Rennes (FR) Leonora Carrington/Lucy Skaer, Leeds College of Art, Leeds (UK) Prix Canson, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (US) Every Purpose, P-exclamation, New York, NY (US) The Secret Life of Images, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau (DE) Riddle of the Burial Ground, Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp (BE) 2015 The Biography of Thing, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (AU) The Parliament of Things, firstsite, Colchester (UK) Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge (UK) The Third Person, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (MX) Periodic Table, Compton Verney, Warwickshire (UK) The Registry of Promise: The Promise of Literature, Soothsaying and Speaking in Tongues, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL) 2014 Generation: 25 years Contemporary Art in Scotland, The Hunterian, Glasgow (UK) Sequence 5, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY (US) Paolo Scheggi – Lucy Skaer, Cortesi Contemporay, Lugano (CH) Someone Like Me, Murray Guy, New York, NY (US) 2013 Art Under Attack-Histories of British Iconoclasm, Tate Britain, London (UK) Suicide Narcissus, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL (US) 9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (BR) Archeologia, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes (FR) Tradition with William Oorebeek, Lucy Skaer and Christopher Williams, Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht (NL) Catch as Catch Can, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (US) Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY (US) 2012 Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (US) Reflexion und Einfühlung, KAI 10, Raum für Kunst, Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf (DE) La Vie des Formes, Les Abbatoirs- Musee de’Art Contemporain, Toulouse (FR) A Common Feeling, gb agency, Paris (FR) 2011 Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (US) Watercolour, Tate Britain, London (UK) Three Stones in the City of Ladies, curated by Elisa Kay, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham (UK) Color Pattern Yellow Danger, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm (SE) Young Art from the Collection, Kunsthaus, Zürich (CH) 2010 Another Face: Works from the Arts Council Collection, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) Prendre la porte et faire le mur, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseille (FR) For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI (US) Intensif-Station, K21, Kunst Sammulung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf (DE) Leopards in the Temple, Sculpture Center, New York, NY (US) MOON STAR LOVE, Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR Elles, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (FR) 2009 Turner Prize 2009, Tate Britain, London (UK) 2008 Concrete Shadows, The Changing Room, Stirling (UK) Lucy Skaer and Gabriel Vormstein, Galeria Maisterra Valbuena, Madrid (ES) 2007 Scotland & Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale (IT) New Work UK: You and Me, Screening curated by Polly Staple, Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK) Es (the above I), Catalyst Arts, Belfast (UK) Cube at An Tuireann, Portree, Isle of Skye (UK); toured to Jarnac (FR); Cairo (EG); Ichinomiya (JP); BovlinUKerg (DK) La femme de nulle parte - Anita Di Bianco, Sophie Macpherson and Rosalind Nashashibi, curated by Lucy Skaer, doggerfisher, Edinburgh (UK) 2006 If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, Editie # 2: Feminist Legacies and Potentials In Contemporary Art Practice, De Appel, Amsterdam (NL) Momentum - Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss (NO) Minor Characters (with Anita DiBianco), Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich (CH) Art Statements / Art Basel 06, Basel (CH) 2005 The Music of the Future, Gasworks, London (UK) Great Value (II), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (DE) The British Art Show 6, Baltic, Gateshead (UK), and touring Platform for Art, London Underground, London (UK) The World, Abridged, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (UK) 2004 Edge of the Real: a painting show, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (UK) 2003 Zenomap, Gagosian, London (UK) Zenomap, Venice Biennale (IT) Beck’s Futures, ICA, London and CCA, Glasgow (UK) Two-person show with Hanneline Visnes, Isabella Brancolini Arte Contemporanea, Florence (IT) Soft Sun Down, doggerfisher, Edinburgh (UK) 2002 A Hundred Flowers, A Hundred Birds, A Hundred Children in Late Spring and Early Summer, two-person show with Hanneline Visnes, CCA, Glasgow (UK) The Best Book About Pessimism I Ever Read, Braunschweig Kunstverein, Braunschweig (DE) 1999 Swift, temporary public artwork, commissioned by Visual Arts Projects, Glasgow (UK) Selected Collections Arts Council Collection, London (UK) Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (FR) Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris (FR) EKARD collection FRAC, Marseille (FR) Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow (UK) Government Art Collection, British Consulate-General, New York (US) LUX Collection, London (UK) Musée Régional d'Art Contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Sérignan (FR) Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (US) Tate Modern, London (UK) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (US) UBS Art Collection, Zürich (CH)