Biography

1949 Worcester, UKLives and works in London Education Slade School of Art, London Solo Exhibitions 2018Love, The Approach, London2017-18John Stezaker, Whitworth Gallery, ManchesterLost 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, Melbourne2017The Voyeur: Photoroman Collages, 1976–1979, Petzel Gallery, New YorkSublime Smoke, Lisa Oppenheim & John Stezaker, The Annexe, LondonAftermath, York Art Gallery, YorkPaul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape (Curated by John Stezaker), York Art Gallery, YorkJohn Stezaker: Horse, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham2016John Stezaker, Sidney Cooper Gallery, CanterburyJohn Stezaker and Marcel Broodthaers, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp2015The Truth of Masks, Richard Gray Gallery, ChicagoTouch, The Approach at Independent Régence, BrusselsFilm Works, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On SeaThe Projectionist, The Approach, LondonCollages, The Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam2014John Stezaker: New Silkscreens, Petzel Gallery, New YorkJohn Stezaker: Collages, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney2013John Stezaker, Centre de la Photographie GenèveJohn Stezaker: Working from the Collection, Les Rencontres Arles Photographie, ArlesCrossing Over, Capitain Petzel, BerlinBlind, The Approach, LondonJohn Stezaker: One on One, Tel Aviv Museum of ArtNude and Landscape, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York2012Galerie Gisela Captain, CologneMarriage, curated by Annemarie Sawkins, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee2011-12John Stezaker, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, touring to MUDAM, Luxembourg, and Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis2011John Stezaker, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New YorkThe Nude and Landscape, curated by Sid Sachs, University of The Arts, PhiladelphiaThe Whitechapel Gallery, LondonMUDAM, Luxembourg2010Capitain Petzel, BerlinKunstverein FreiburgTabula Rasa, The Approach, London2009Richard Grey Gallery, ChicagoGalerie Gisela Capitain, CologneFriedrich Petzel, New York

2008Masks & Shadows, A Palazzo Gallery, BresciaGalerie Dennis Kimmerich, DüsseldorfFumetti, GAK- Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen2007Masks, The Approach, LondonThe Rubell Family Collection, MiamiStills Gallery, EdinburghOpen Eye Gallery, LiverpoolProject Room, Yvon Lambert, Paris2006The Approach, LondonGalerie Dennis Kimmerich, DüsseldorfRichard Telles Fine Art, Los AngelesBridges and other Metaphors, Norwich Gallery, NorwichJohn Stezaker, White Columns, New York2005Archiv & Erzählung [Archives and Narration]: John Stezaker and T.J. Wilcox, Kunstverein München2004The Third Person Archive and other works, The Approach, London2001The Holy Land Series, Wigmore Fine Art, London1999Angels, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh1996Garden, Cubitt Gallery, London1991Care & Control, Salama-Caro Gallery, London1990Film Still Collages, Friedman-Guinness Gallery, Frankfurt1989John Stezaker: New Work, Salama-Caro Gallery, LondonGlenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles1984Lisson Gallery, London1979Galerie Éric Fabre, ParisWerke 1973-1978, Kuntsmueum Luzern, KunstmuseumIkon Gallery, BirminghamThe World Made Flesh, The New ‘57 Gallery, Edinburgh1978Fragments, Photographer’s Gallery, LondonCollages, 1977-1978, Ikon Gallery, BirminghamSouthampton City Museum, Southampton1977Dream Allegories. John Stezaker Collages 1976-1977. Nigel Greenwood Gallery, LondonGalerie Éric Fabre, ParisSchema Gallery, FirenzeSpectro Arts, Newcastle1976Nigel Greenwood Gallery, LondonTrois Oeuvres [Three Works], Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris1975Nigel Greenwood Gallery, LondonGalerie Éric Fabre, Paris1974Galerie Decembre, MunsterGalleria Lia Rumma, Napoli1973The Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford1972Beyond Art for Art’s Sake: a Propus Mundus, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London1970Works, 1969-1971, Sigi Krauss Gallery, London Group Exhibitions 2018Jamais laisser les photos trainer, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoJourneys with ‘The Waste Land’, Turner Contemporary, MargateFotofest 2018, Houston Biennial, Houston2017The Still Point of the Turning World. Between Photography and Film, FOMU, AntwerpA Green and Pleasant Land British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now, Towner Art Gallery, EastbourneThe Trick Brain, Aishti Foundation, Beirut20 Years Show, The Approach, LondonPower Masks. The Power of Masks, Wereldmuseum, RotterdamArtists and Postcards, Musee de la Photographie, CharleroiNow, Today, Tomorrow, and Always, Towner Art Gallery, EastbourneBlackout: Richard Hamilton, Carlo Mollino, John Stezaker, Ibid, Los AngelesFully Awake, Blip Blip Blip Gallery, LeedsCannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zachęta, WarsawThe Ends of Collage, Luxembourg & Dayan, London & New York2016-17Flesh, York Art Gallery, York2016Revolt of the Sage, Blain|Southern, LondonJohn Stezaker and Marcel Broodthaers, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, AntwerpNigel Greenwood Inc. Ldt.: Running a Picture Gallery, Chelsea Space, LondonFractured, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong KongThe Stolen Image, Fondazione Prada, MilanoCollage: Moving Beyond Paper, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignOn the immense and the numberless, David Risley Gallery, CopenhagenTerrain: Land Into Art, Hestercombe House & Gardens, Taunton2015An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, TrentonWalkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, Museum of the Moving Image, New YorkBody Building, Richard Gray Gallery, ChicagoImage Search, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los AngelesIndividual Stories: Collecting as Portrait and Methodology, Kunsthalle Wien, WienPicasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; travelled as After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, ColumbusRAY 2015, FrankfurtTrial / Error / Art, The Holden Gallery, ManchesterBlow Up, C|O Berlin, BerlinFOUND, The New Art Gallery Walsall, WalsallScreening of Blind, Kino der Kunst, MünichHorse, Vold Gallery, DerryCannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw2014-15Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, LondonMIRRORCITY, Hayward Gallery, London201419th Biennale of Sydney: You imagine what you desire, SydneyRuin Lust, Tate Britain, London…all silent but for the buzzing… , Curated by Curating Contemporary Art MA programme, Royal College of Art Galleries, LondonThe Mysterious Device Was Moving Forward, Longhouse Projects, New YorkJahrhundertzeichen: Tel Aviv Museum of Art Visits Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinVeils, The Underground Museum, Los AngelesKarel’s Choice- Looking Back at Contemporary Art, Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, NetherlandsRegeneration, The Photographer’s Gallery, LondonSomos Libres II: Works from the Mario Testino Collection, Pinacoteca Agnelli, TorinoBlow-Up, Albertina, WienRemix: Selections from the International College Centre, Bates College Museum of Art, Portland2013The Age of Collage, gestalten space, BerlinThe Edge of Painting, curated by Tess Jaray, The Piper Gallery, LondonWorks on Paper, i8 Gallery, ReykjavikOrpheus Twice, curated by Vincent Honore, David Roberts Art Foundation, LondonL’image Papillon, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, LuxembourgFrank Egloff & John Stezaker: Visible Merge, Barbara Krakow Gallery, BostonCrystal Maze IV- 1+ 2+ £ = 3, as part of Nouveau Festival, The Centre Pompidou, ParisOnly parts of us will ever touch each other, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisThe Feverish Library (continued), Capitain Petzel, BerlinThe Space Between, curated by Michael Bracewell, Karsten Schubert, LondonSomething about a Tree, curated by Linda Yablonsky, Flag Art Foundation, New YorkMarriage, Qbox Gallery, AthensKino und der kinematografische Blick, MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen, MemmingenShort Film Programme Still/Moving (screening of Horse and Blind), Art Basel, Switzerland and Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin2012D’après Giorgio a cura di Luca lo Pinto, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa De Chirico, RomaDeutsche Borse Photography Prize, Photographer’s Gallery, LondonDeutsche Borse Photography Prize 2012, The Cube (Deutsche Borse Headquarters), Frankfurt/Eschborn; C/O BerlinFlores; Abismo; Parataxis, curated by Carlos- Fernandez-Pello, La Casa Encendida, MadridOut of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, LondonRemix: Selections from the INternational Collage Cernter, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, SedaliaCollages, curated by Timothee Chaillou, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris2011Transmitter / Receiver: The persistance of collage, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MiddlesbroughAnti-Photography, curated by Duncan Wooldridge, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-SeaVersicherungsschatz, curated by David Rimanelli, Kimmerich, New YorkMake Up, curated by Mariuccia Casadio, APalazzo Gallery, BresciaThe boy who robbed you a few minutes before arriving at the ball, curated by Regina Fiorito and Kelley Walker, Galerie Gisela Capitain, CologneThe Draw Bridge, Q Forum, LondonCapitain, curated by Regina Fiorito and Kelley Walker, CologneA Painting Show, Autocenter, BerlinMakeUp, curated by Mariuccia Casadio, APalazzo Gallery, Brescia2010FACES with: M.Anzeri, H.Bart, V.Carrubba, J.Kraijer, W.Mutu, J.Stezaker, Monica De Cardenas Galleria, MilanoHEAD, The Approach, LondonPhotomonth in Krakow, Galeria Pauza, PolandThe Page, curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs, Kimmerich, New YorkThe Rustle of Language, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, MilanoHYPERBOREAN MANNERS, Rob Tufnell at 1 Sutton Lane, London2009Taj Mahal Travellers, Galerie Nordenhake, StockholmThe Quick and The Dead, Walker Art Gallery, MinneapolisSource Codes, Spr¸th Magers, BerlinLe sang d'un poéte, FRAC des Pays de la LoirePropaganda, Rodeo Gallery, IstanbulIn The Pines, David Risley Gallery, CopenhagenWilliam Horner & John Stezaker, The Russian Club Gallery, London2008Not so Subtle Subtitle, curated by Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan, New YorkCollage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum, New YorkMartian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, LondonPast-Forward, 176, The Zabludowicz Collection, LondonCohabitation: 13 Artists and Collage, Francesca Kaufmann, Milano2007Panic Attack, Barbican Art Gallery, LondonStrange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring: selected by artist Steven Claydon, Camden Arts Centre, London2006Dereconstruction, curated by Matthew Higgs, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New YorkFigures of the Player: The paradox of the actor, Collection Lambert en Avignon, AvignonA Season in Hell, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, LondonWorld Gone Mad: Surrealist Returns in Recent British Art, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury; travelling to Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Limehouse Arts Foundation, LondonThe Glass Bead Game, Vilma Gold Project Space, BerlinTate Triennial 2006 New British Art, Tate Britain, London2005TIME LINES, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, DusseldorfCut, The Approach, London1979, Bloomberg Space, LondonGirls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New YorkCollage, Signs & Surfaces, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New YorkMourning, Sies & Hoeke, DusseldorfRCA print folio, Royal College of Art, London2004Collage, Bloomberg Space, LondonJe t 'envisage, La disparition du portrait, Musee de L' Elysee, LausanneCara a Cara, Culturgest, LisbonAbout Face, Hayward Gallery, LondonFuture Face, Science Museum, LondonPortraits of Non-Humans, David Risley Gallery, LondonPolaroid, 39 Gallery, London2003Ex-press, Royal College of Art, LondonPlease Take One, 39 Gallery, London2002Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle2000The 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, Birmingham199923rd Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Art, British Section, Mednarodni graficni likovni center, LjubljanaRiver Deep, Mountain High, Gallery Westland Place, London; travelling to University of Dundee, Duncan and Jordanston Gallery, Dundee1998American and European Photo-art, Larem Kloker Gallery, Wien2nd Shoreditch Photography Biennial, LondonChemical Traces/ Photography and Conceptual Art, 1968-1998, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull City Council, Kingston upon Hull; travelling to Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds1997Pictura Brittanica: Art from Britain (British Council), Sydney Museum of ContemporaryArt, Sydney; travelling to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, WellingtonStrange Days, Contemporary British Photography, Galleria Gian Ferrari, MilanoSad, Gasworks, LondonThe Quick and The Dead, Royal College of Art, LondonThe Impossible Document: Photography and Conceptual Art in Britain 1966-1976, Cameraworks Gallery, London, travelling to Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, CambridgeIcons, Touring, Tokyo, KyotoLife/Live: Young British Art, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; travelling to Centro Cultural de BelÈm, LisbonVarious group shows, Bank London (1996, 1997, 1998)1996The Body, Touring Exhibition Canada1995Elvis + 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, FukuokaThe Curator's Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London1994Who's Looking at the Family, Barbican Art Gallery, London1992Flora Photographica, Serpentine Gallery, London1990Art Conceptuel, Formes Conceptuelles, Galerie 1900/2000, Paris1989John Stezaker, Glenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles1987Altered States, Kent Fine Art, New YorkMultiple vision: Ron Haselden, Colin McArthur, John Stezaker, Paul Wombel, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge19841984: An Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London1983Geometry of Desire, Galerie Venster, Rotterdam1982Simulacra, Riverside Studios, LondonAperto, XL, Biennale di Venezia, VeneziaClose to the Edge, White Columns, New York1980Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London1979Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, LondonUn certain art anglais &, ARC, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ParisJP2, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels1978Art for Society, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London1977British Art, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels1976Art Inglese Oggi, Palazzo Reale, MilanoTimes, Words and the Camera, Akademische Druck-U, Graz19759th Biennale de Paris, Paris1974Project 74, Kunsthalle KölnCritic 's Choice, Tooth 's Gallery, LondonBeyond 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, Bristol1972A Survey of the Avant-Garde in Britain, House Gallery, LondonThe New Art, Hayward Gallery, London1971The Wall Show, Lisson Gallery, London19703 Schools Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London1969Three Person Show, Central Collegiate Building, University College, London