Richard Wentworth

Richard Wentworth
b. 1947, Samoa
Education
1966-70

Royal College of Art, London
1967

Worked for Henry Moore
1971-87

Taught at Goldsmith’s College, University of London
2001

Fellowship at the San Francisco School of Art
2002

Ruskin Master of Drawing at Ruskin School of Art, Oxford.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
1972

Greenwich Theatre Gallery, London
1984

Lisson Gallery, London
1986

Galeri Lang, Malmö, Sweden

Lisson Gallery, London
1987

Riverside Studios, London

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Holland

Wolff Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1988

Sala Parpallo, Valencia (curated by Juan Vincente Aliaga);
Touring to Metronom, Barcelona, Spain
1989

Wolff Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1992

Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (exhibition catalogue)
1993

The Serpentine Gallery, London (exhibition catalogue)
1994

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais, France

‘Travelling Without a Map’, Kunst-Werke, DAAD, Berlin Germany

‘Richard Wentworth: Sculptuur’, Stedelijk Museum, Hertogenbosch
1995

‘Richard Wentworth’, Lisson Gallery, London
1997

‘Richard Wentworth’, Kunstverein Freiburg, touring in 1998 to Stadtische Galerie Göppingen, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany

‘Richard Wentworth’, Monica De Cardenas, Milan
1998

‘Richard Wentworth’, Galerie Weisses Schloss, Zürich, Switzerland

‘Richard Wentworth’, Kunsthalle Goppingen, Goppingen

‘Richard Wentworth’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

‘Richard Wentworth’s Thinking Aloud’, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
1999

‘Richard Wentworth’, Lisson Gallery, London
2000

‘Richard Wentworth’, Galerie Margaret Biedermann, Munich, Germany
2002

‘Point de Vue – Point of View’, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais, France

‘An Area of Outstanding Unnatural Beauty’, Artangel, King’s Cross, London
2003

‘Glad that things don’t talk’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2005

‘Richard Wentworth’, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

‘Richard Wentworth’ Lisson Gallery, London
2006

‘Richard Wentworth’ Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art
2009

‘Scrape/Scratch/Dig – Pavement Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University,
Manchester
2010

‘Richard Wentworth: Three Guesses’, Whitechapel Gallery, London

‘Richard Wentworth’, Peter Freeman Inc., New York
2011

‘Richard Wentworth’, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris
2012

‘Richard Wentworth/ Alessandra Spranzi’, Galeria Nicoletta Rusconi, Milan

‘Richard Wentworth’, Art Unlimited Basel with Nelson Freeman Gallery
2013

‘Richard Wentworth’ Lisson Gallery, London

‘Black Maria’ in collaboration with Gruppe, Kings Cross, London
2014

‘Richard Wentworth’ Peter Freeman Inc., New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
1970

‘Young Contemporaries’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1971

‘Wall Show’, Lisson Gallery, London
1977

‘Whitechapel Open’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1981

Prize Winner, ‘Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts’, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
1983

‘The Sculpture Show’, Hayward Gallery and Serpentine Gallery, London
1984

‘The British Art Show’, organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain;
touring to the City Museum and Art Gallery and Ikon Gallery,
Birmingham; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Art Gallery,
Sheffield; Southhampton Art Gallery)

‘Richard Wentworth, Allan McCollum’, Lisson Gallery, London
1985

‘Three British Sculptors’, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1986

‘Sculpture: Vito Acconci, Stuart Sherman, Haim Steinbach and Richard Wentworth’, Carpenter & Hochman, New York, NY, USA
1987

‘Inscriptions and Inventions: British Photography in the 1980s’, British Council touring exhibition

‘20th Anniversary Show’, Lisson Gallery, London

‘Britannia – Paintings and Sculptures from the 19080’s’, Sara Hilden Art Museum,
Tampere

‘Metaphor’, Kent Gallery, New York
1988

‘Britannica: 30 Years of Sculpture’, Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux, Le Havre, France
Touring to Ecole d’Architecture de Normandie, Rouen Darnetal and to Musée d’Evreux, Evreux
1989

‘European Avant-Garde’, Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA
1990

‘Biennale of Sydney’, Sydney, Australia

‘It’s a Still Life’, Wolsey Art Gallery & The Room Upstairs, Ipswich
1992-93

‘The Saatchi Gift’, Tate Gallery, London
1993

‘British Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection’, organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain, Derby Museum and Art Galley

Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
1995

‘De Henry Moore ós anos 90 – Escultura británica contemporánea’, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (touring to Serralves Foundation, Portugal)

‘Here and Now’, Serpentine Gallery, London (exhibition catalogue)

‘Ideal Standard Summertime’, Lisson Gallery, London

4th Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul

‘Pretext: Heteronyms’, Rear Window, London

‘Arte inglese d’oggi nella Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
1996

‘Michael Corris “Gang Warefare”’, Le Consortium, Dijon
1997

‘Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and 1990s’, Hayward Gallery, London

‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’, CUBITT, London

‘A Ilha Do Tesouro/Treasure Island’, Centro de Arte Moderna, CAM, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
1998

‘Fast Forward – 2. Abschnitt: FFWD trade marks, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1999

‘Furnitutre’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

‘La casa, il corpo, il cuore. Konstruktion der Identitaten’, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, MUMOK, Vienna

‘Frisch gerahmt’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

‘Linhas de Sombra’, Centro de Arte Moderna, CAM, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
2000

‘Quotidiana’, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy (exhibition catalogue)

‘Learning Less’, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico; curated by Patricia Martin (touring to Guadalajara)

‘American Bricolage’, Sperone Westwater , New York

‘Dinge in der Kunst des XX. Jahrhundert’, Haus der Kunst, Munich

‘As it is’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

‘At Home With Art’, ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire

‘Aprendiendo menos’, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
2001

‘Field Day’, Sculpture from Britain, Taipei Fine Arts Museum and The British Council

‘Faux Amis – Richard Wentworth and Eugene Adget’, The Photographer’s Gallery, London
‘Head On’, Science Museum, London

‘>Double Vision<’, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, GfZK, Leipzig

‘Kunster der Galerie’, Galerie Biedermann, Munich

‘The Language of Things’, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2002

‘Fluxus Memorial Show’, curated by Rene Block, Wisbaden, Germany

‘En route’, Serpentine Gallery, London

‘Utopie Quotidiane – L’uomo e I suoi sogni nell’arte dal 1960 ad oggi’, PAC –Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

‘SCAPE 2002’, SCAPE Biennal of Art in Public Space, Christchurch

25th Bienal de Sao Paolo, Bienal de Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo
2002/2003

‘Blast to Freeze – British Art in the 20th century’, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2003

‘Out of Place’, Harewood House, England

‘Independence’, South London Gallery, London

‘Absolute Generation’, 50th Venice Biennale

‘Ex-press’, Royal College of Art Galleries, London

‘Weltkunst Collection: Glad that things don’t talk’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Dublin
2003/2004

Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil mExico as part of the British Council curated section Mexico as part of the British Council curated section
2004

‘Settlements’ curated by Lorand Hegyi, Musee D’Art Moderne, St Etienne

‘Walk Ways’, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

‘Still Life e Natureza’, Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
2005

‘Bye-Bye blackboard…from Einstein and others’, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford ‘STATE OF MIND”, London School of Economics, England

‘STATE OF MIND’, London School of Economics, England May curated by Ruth Maclennan and Simon Gould.

‘Effervescence’, Musee des Beaux Arts, Angers

‘Be Ready, Heart, For Parting, New Endeavour’, Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool St. London EC2

‘Like Nothing Else: Experiment , Risk and Gallery Education’, Arnolfini, Bristol Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, England

‘Centre of Gravity’, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

‘Raised Awareness’, curated by Bill Woodraw, Tate Modern, London

‘La sculpture dans l’espace,’ Musee Auguste Rodin – Hotel Biron, Paris

‘(Hi)story’, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun

‘Centre of Gravity’, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul

‘Still Life – Naturaleza muerta arte contemporaneo britanico y peruano’, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima

‘Only Make-Believe: Ways of Playing’, Compton Verney, Warwickshire
2006

‘Out of Place’, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

‘The 80s: A Topology’, Museu Serralves, Porto

‘Tuttolibri’, Galleria Milano, Milan

‘Multiplication’, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago

‘Hande’, Galerie Biedermann, Munich

‘Everydebris’, St Pauls Artspace, London

‘Natures Silencesioses’, Fundacion Ordonez-Falcon de Fotografia, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida

‘De literature, libros y librerias’, Galeria Rafael Ortiz, Sevilla
2007

‘Venice: City of Dreams?’, Sotheby’s, London

‘Reality Undone’ University Gallery, Colchester

‘Global Cities’, Tate Modern, London

‘It Starts From Here’, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

‘Out of the Box and In the German Ryan Collection’, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

‘Shifting Ground’, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
2008

‘Tales of Time and Space’ Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK

‘Darwin’s Canopy’, Natural History Museum, London

‘Safe as Houses’, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London

‘Localisms’, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands

‘The HIistory of the Roundel’, Art on the Underground, London

‘Building Bridges’, The Red Mansion Foundation, Beijing

‘Book-ish’, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art’, Barbican Art Gallery, London

‘Die Lucky Bush’, MuKHA, Antwerp

‘Grotto’, Museum 52, London

‘Manifesto Marathon’, Serpentine Gallery, London

‘Uncommon Sense’, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX

‘Show Down’, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

‘Long Distance Information’, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

‘Alice, son miroir et ses merveilles’, Musee des Beaux Arts de Calais, France
2009

‘Making Worlds’, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice

‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

‘Mythologies’, Haunch of Venison, London

‘La Biennale de Montréal 2009’, Montreal

‘British Council Collection: The Third Dimension’, Whitechapel Gallery, London

‘More Mergers & Acquisitions’, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta

‘Play’, Paradise Row, London

‘Extraordinary Days’, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newton, Powys

‘Just Around the Corner’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid

‘Boule to Braid’, Lisson Gallery, London

‘Lisson Presents 2’, Lisson Gallery, London
2010

‘Gestures & Procedures’, ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

‘Book Ends’, James Fuentes LLC, New York

‘Quartet-Four Biennials Reflected in Prints’, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana
2011

‘THROUGH THE LOOKING BRAIN – A Swiss Collection of Conceptual Photography’, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn

‘40 Ideal Home’, Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

‘A Future Pump House: Ideas, Thoughts and Plans’, Pump House Gallery, London

‘Sculpture’, Peter Freeman Inc, New York, NY

‘Qui admirez-vous?’, La Box, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art de Bourges, Bourges

‘Shelter’, Peter Freeman Inc, New York, NY
2012

‘The Sculpture Show’, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

‘Where is the Power’, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Dallas

“The Artists’ Postcard Show, Spike Island, Bristol

‘Frieze Masters’, Lisson Gallery, Frieze, London
2013

‘Walk On’, touring exhibition, PMG Gallery London, NGCA Sunderland

‘Push pins in elastic space’, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris

‘Bookhouse’, La Forma Del Libro. Museo delle Arti Catanzaro, Catanzaro

‘Curiosity’ Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, Turner Contemporary, Margate

‘The World Turned Upside Down – Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd’, Mead Gallery Warkick Arts Centre, Conventry

‘Do It’, Manchester Art Gallery, MIF Manchester

‘Nostalgic for the Future’, Lisson Gallery, London
2014

‘Curiosity’, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam

‘Genius Loci’, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice

‘Object Matter’, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

‘Somewhat Abstract’, Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham, UK

‘Walk On’, touring exhibition MAC Birmingham & The Atkinsons Southport

‘Fax’, KARST, Plymouth, UK

‘Edge of the Seat: The Artist’s Chair’, Large Glass, London Curating
1998/99

‘Richard Wentworth’s Thinking Aloud’, National Touring Exhibition (Hayward Gallery) Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; touring to Corner House, Manchester and Camden Art Centre, London.
2009

‘Boule to Braid’, Lisson Gallery, London
2015

‘History is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain’, Hayward Gallery, London
Lectures
1991 Talking Art, ICA, London, 4 December
1992 Lecture, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 26 August
1995 The Joseph Beuys Lectures, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford