Ceal Floyer

Ceal Floyer was born 1968 in Karachi, Pakistan. He lives and works in Berlin.



1991-94 BA Goldsmiths College, London




Ceal Floyer, Kunsthal 44 Møen, Askeby
Ceal Floyer: Things, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor



Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2018–2019)



Ceal Floyer, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
On Occasion, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau

Ceal Floyer, Kunstmuseum Bonn



Ceal Floyer, Museion, Bolzano



Ceal Floyer, Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven



Things, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Works on Paper, CCA, Tel Aviv
Ceal Floyer, DHC/ART, Montreal



Auto Focus, Museum of Modern Art, Miami



Ceal Floyer, KW Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin
Gakona, Palais de Tokyo, Paris


Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven

Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcellona

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan

Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld


303 Gallery, New York

Lisson Gallery, Londra

Swiss Institute, New York


Esther Schipper, Berlino

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Pinksummer, Genova


Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven

Waterline, Art Unlimited, Basilea


Again, Casey Kaplan, New York

Peel, Portikus, Francoforte


Lisson Gallery, Londra

X-rummet, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (cat.)

Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stoccolma

Pinksummer, Genova


Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Inova: Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee

Massive Reduction, Peer, Shoreditch Town Hall, Londra

Ceal Floyer (Matrix 192): 37’ 4”, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley


Pinksummer, Genova


Casey Kaplan, New York

Kunsthalle Bern, Berna


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlino


Galleria Gianluca Collica, Catania

City Racing, Londra

Herzliya Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

Lisson Gallery, Londra

Galleria Primo Piano, Roma


Galleria Primo Piano, Roma (part of “Artisti Britannici a Roma”)

Tramway Project Room, Glasgow

Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, London Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York


Picture Gallery, Science Museum, Londra




Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion



KNOCK KNOCK. Humour in Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London
Anders, Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven
Rehearsal, Tai Kwun Contemproary, Hong Kong
Rehearsal, Old Bailey Galleries, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Møenlight Sonata – A homage to the starry sky of Møn, Konsthal 44 Møen, Askeby
General Rehearsal. A Show in Three Acts from the Collections of V-A-C, MMOMA, and Kadist, MMOMA Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow



The Transported Man, Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI
moving is in every direction, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
WAITING. Between Power and Possibility, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Poor Art | Arte Povera: Italian Influences, British Responses, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London
Mentally Yellow (High Noon), Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich



Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance. From Titian to Christo, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Manifesta 11, Zurich
L’image volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan
Unsettling Green, MARTa Herford



More Konzeption Conception Now, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen



The Event Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
The Part In the Story Where a Part Becomes a Part of Something Else, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Unendlicher Spass / Infinite Jest, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt



Explosion! Painting as Action, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Invisible: Art about the Unseen, 1957–2012, Hayward Gallery, London
Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel



53rd Venice Biennale


Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst 2007, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlino

Half-Square, Half-Crazy, Villa Arson, Nizza

Draw, mima, Middlesbrough

Brave New Year, 303 Gallery, New York


ON/OFF, Frac Lorraine, Metz

Seeing Double, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah

The Shadow, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena

The Secret Theory Of Drawing, The Drawing Room, Londra

Artificial Light, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

5 Milliards d’Années, Palais de Tokyo, Parigi

Nam June Paik Award 2006, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Colonia

As If By Magic, Bethlehem Peace Centre, Betlemme

Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai

Just Another Kind Of Rendez Vous, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen

The Known and The Unknown, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Group Show, Galleri MGM, Oslo

Nothing, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

La Monnaie Vivante, CAC Bretigny, Bretigny-sur-Orge

If It Didn’t Exist You’d Have To Invent It: A Partial Showroom History, The Showroom, Londra

Wrong, Klosterfelde Linienstraße, Berlino

Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe


36 x 27 x 10, White Cube – Palast der Republik, Berlino

Radio Kills The Video Stars / Side A, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims

Not a Drop But the Fall, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen

EindhovenIstanbul, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven

Material Matters, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York

Beauty So Difficult, The Stelline Foundation, Milano

Light LAB: Alltägliche Kurzschlüsse, Museion, Bolzano

The Stars are so Big, the Earth is so Small… Stay as you Are, Studio Manuela Klerkx, Milano

What’s New Pussycat?: Neuerwerbungen und Sammlung Ströher, MMK Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander

Daumenkino: The Flip Book Show, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

Slide Show, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn (cat.)


Was ist in meiner Wohnung wenn ich nicht da bin?, Chodowieckistr 34, Berlin (cat.)

Densité Plus ou Moins 0, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris; Fri-Art, Fribourg

Five Billion Years, Swiss Institute, New York

Schöner Wohnen, Centre for Contemporary Art, Waregem

9th Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach

(Dys)Function, Lunds Konsthall, Lund

Umedalen Skulptur 2004, Galleri Stefan Anderson, Umea

The Stars are so Big, the Earth is so Small… Stay as you Are, c/o Esther Schipper, Berlino

Around The Corner, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbona


Spiritus, Magasin 3, Stoccolma

Perfect Timeless Repetition, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlino

Band Wagon Jumping, Norwich Gallery, Norwich

Lapdissolve, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

Centre Culture Swiss, Paris; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund


Sunday Afternoon, 303 Gallery, New York

Colour White, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

Liminal Space, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York

Tempo, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Four Women and One Pregnant Man, Galleri MGM, Oslo

Invitation, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

poT, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool

travelled to: Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

Loop. Back to the Beginning, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

40 Jahre: Fluxus und die Folgen, Kunstsommer Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden 2002

Summer Cinema, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York


City Racing 1988 – 1998: a Partial Account, ICA, Londra

Nothing, NGCA, Sunderland. Touring to Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania and Rooseum, Malmo

1, Witte De With, Center For Contemporary Art, Rotterdam & Museu De Serralves, Porto
Media Connection, The Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma

Out of Bounds: Working Off Paper, Luckman Gallery, California State University,
Los Angeles

Passion, Galerie Ascan Crone, Amburgo & Berlino

Ingenting, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo

Loop – Alles auf Anfang, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Monaco


Action, we’re filming, Villa Arson, Nizza

Edit, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

Crossroads: Artists in Berlin, Communidad de Madrid, Madrid

Quotidiana, Castello di Rivoli, Torino

Pompeiorama, Casina Pompeiana, Napoli

Drive, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video & Film, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida

La repetition, la tete dans les nuages, Villa Arson, Nizza

Point of View – Works from a Private Collection, Richard Salmon Gallery, Londra

Extra Ordinary, James Cohan Gallery, New York

Film / Video Works – Lisson Gallery at 9 Keane Street, Lisson Gallery, Londra

A Shot in the Head, Lisson Gallery, Londra


Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection, MoMA, San Francisco

Richard Wentworth & Ceal Floyer, Galeria Rafael Ortiz, Siviglia

Inside Out, Overgaden – Kulturministeriets Udstillningshus for Nutidig Kunst, Copenhagen

On Your Own Time, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York

This Other World of Ours, TV Gallery, Mosca

Luminous Mischief, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Kanagawa

Mirror’s Edge, Bild Museet, Umeå, touring : Vancouver Art Gallery; Castello di Rivoli, Torino; Tramway, Glasgow

Peace, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurigo

Trace, International Exhibition, Tate Gallery, Liverpool Biennial

From Where to Here: Art from London, Göteborgs Konsthall, Goteborg


Genius Loci, Kunsthalle Bern

Martin Creed, Ceal Floyer, John Frankland, Delfina Studios, Londra

Dimensions variable, British Council touring exhibition; The Ludwig Museum Budapest – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Sunday, Cabinet Gallery, Londra

Seamless, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam

In the Meantime, Galeria Estrany-de la Moto, Barcellona

Real /Life – New British Art 1998-1999, Tochigi; Fukuoka; Hiroshima; Tokyo; Ashiya (Japanese touring exhibition)

Drawing Itself, London Institute Gallery, Londra

Recent British Art at Kunstraum, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck

Then and Now, Lisson Gallery, Londra

In the Meantime, Galeria Estrany De La Mota, Barcellona

New Art from Britain, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck

Every Day, 11th Biennale in Sydney

Malos Habitos, Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid

Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stuttgart

Thinking Aloud, South Bank Centre touring exhibition: Kettles Yard,
Cambridge; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Camden Arts Centre, Londra

minimalismus, Akademie der Künste, Berlino

Richard Wentworth & Ceal Floyer, Galerie Carlos Poy, Barcellona


Light, Richard Salmon Fine Art, London (toured to Spacex, Exeter)

Snowflakes Falling on the International Dateline, Casco, Utrecht

Belladonna, Institute of Contemporary Art, Londra

Treasure Island, Centro de Art Moderna / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbona

Sentimental Education, Cabinet Gallery, Londra

Urban Legends – London, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Belladonna, A Selection, The Minories, Colchester

You Are Here, Royal College of Art, Londra

I Luoghi Ritrovati, Centro Civico Per L’Arte Contemporanea La Grancia

Serre di Rapolano, Siena

Material Culture: the object in British art in the 80’s and 90’s, Hayward Gallery, Londra

Projects, Irish Museum of Modern Art

Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (touring to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; City Gallery, Wellington)

Not Yet Titled, 7 Alexandra Mansions, Norwich


Life / Live, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centro Cultural de Belem,

Kiss This, Focal Point Gallery, Southend

Oporto Festival of Contemporary Art

Version 2.2, Saint Gervaise Geneve, Ginevra

A4 Favours, Three Month Gallery, Liverpool

Viper, Bank TV, Londra & Manchester


Freddy Contreras/Ceal Floyer, The Showroom, Londra

General Release: Young British Artists at Scuola di San Pasquale, Venice Biennale, Venezia

Just Do It, Cubitt Gallery, Londra

4th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul

British Art Show 4, Manchester / Edinburgh / Cardiff

Five Artists, Frith Street Gallery, London


Fast Forward, Institute of Contemporary Art, Londra

Making Mischief, St. James’ Street, Londra

The City of Dreadful Night, Atlantis Lower Gallery, Londra


Infanta of Castile at Goldhawk Road, Londra

Eye Witness, Endeavour House, Londra

Good Work, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

Fast Surface, Chisenhale Gallery, Londra


Hit & Run, Tufton Street, Londra



Fourth Wall – Waiting, Public Art Development Trust in association with the Royal National Theatre, South Bank, Londra


The Meaning of Life (Part II), CCA, Glasgow; Art Nolde, Stoccolma

Such is Life, Serpentine Gallery Bookshop, Londra


Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art nomination


‘Bremerhaven-Stipendium’, working grant by the association “Kunst und Nutzen” in Bremerhaven


The Paul Hamlyn Award


Philip Morris scholarship, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlino