Karla Black

Born in Alexandria, UK, 1972
Lives and works in Glasgow


2002 - 2004 MFA Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Art
1999 - 2000 MPhil Art in Organisational Contexts, Glasgow School of Art
1995 - 1999 BFA Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Karla Black, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

Principles of Admitting, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Then it's over and we're supposed to go away., Galeria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA
Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy
David Zwirner, New York City, NY, USA

Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Concentrations 55, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

Karla Black. Scotland and Venice, Palazzo Pisani, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Ten Sculptures, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Wittman Collection, Ingolstadt, Germany
Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Karla Black: Sculptures with paintings by Bet Low (1924-2007), Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Mary Mary, Glasgow
Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Champagne Perrier-Jouët Prize (Winner 2007), Zoo Art Fair, London
westlondonprojects, London
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Catch This: New Works from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

IBID Projects, London

Outpost, Norwich
Mary Mary, Glasgow
Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin, Germany
Have Him Be Her, Broadway 1602, New York City, NY, USA

Mary Mary, Glasgow

Robert, Project Room, Glasgow Independent Studio, Glasgow

Selected Group Exhibitions

Karla Black, FIAC, Paris, France
Mental Yellow. High Sun, Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Sculptures Made from Paper: from Kurt Schwitters to Karla Black, Kunsthalle Vogelman Städtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany
Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England

Mystics and Rationalists, Modern Art Oxford, United Kingdom [part of KALEIDOSCOPE]
Theories of Modern Art, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Cher(e)s Ami(e)s - Homage to Donors of Contemporary Collections: PART 1 / Gifts and Donations, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

My Blueberry Night
Organised by GAMeC, Casarotto di Albegno, Bergamo, Italy

ONE2 Collection, Palácio das Artes, Porto, Portugal
Living in the Material World: Materiality in Contemporary Art, Museum Haus Esters, Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Manifesta 10: European Biennial of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Neo Povera, L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Out of the House, Cranford Collection, Sala de Arte, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

The Space Between, Tate Britain, London
En todo y en todas partes / Everywhere and on everything, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico


The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
You, Me, and Something Else, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Frauenzimmer, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Turner Prize Exhibition, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
Before the Law, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Frauenzimmer, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Essential Art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Structure and Material, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
British Art Show 7, London, Glasgow, Plymoth
All of this and nothing, 6th Hammer Invitational, curated by Douglas Fogle and Anne Ellegood, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nouvelles Collections IV, CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus Centre d'Art, Biel, Switzerland

Neue Alchemie. Kunst der Gegenwart nach Beuys, Landesmuseum Muenster, Muenster, Germany
British Art Show 7, Nottingham
Neugierig?, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Group show, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
Profusion, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Material Intelligence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; touring to Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield and Reduction & Suspense, Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria
Black Hole, curated by Dr. Friederike Nymphius, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Nothing to say and I am saying it, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Don’t Expect Anything, Galleria Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
Contemporary Scottish Art: New Acquisitions & Loans, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Brussels Biennal for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, curated by Heike Munder, Salzburg, Austria
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Wollust, Columbus Art Foundation in Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
Strange Solution, Art Now, Tate Britain, London

Ultramoderne, Hall Paul Wurth, Luxembourg, La Passerelle, Brest, France
What Remains, Lambretto Art Project, Milan, Italy
Poor Thing, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Open Space presentation (Mary Mary), Art Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
Special Presentation, Broadway 1602, New York City, NY, USA
Untitled - Works on Paper, Art:Concept, Paris, France
Planting the tele, curated by Hayley Tompkins, Mary Mary, Glasgow

Karla Black, Sally Osborn, Sue Tompkins, Flaca, London
Karla Black, Dean Hughes, Duncan Marquiss, Jonathan Owen, Hanneline Visnes, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh

Pilot 2, London
Like It Matters, CCA, Glasgow
Exile, New York is a Good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York City, NY, USA
Not Yet Night, Studio Voltaire, London
Karla Black, Babak Ghazi, S1 Artspace, Sheffield

Spacemakers, Lothringer Dreizhen, Munich, Germany
MFA Degree show, Tramway, Glasgow
Rheinschau Art Projects, Cologne (with Transmission), Cologne, Germany
Synth, Kunstraum B/2, Leipzig, Germany
Cheyney Thompson, Karla Black, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Pallas, The Changing Room Gallery, Stirling
East International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich
An American Conversation (with Alex Frost), Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

The Châteaux, Switchspace, Glasgow
Half the World Away, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

Man Dancing, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
October, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
Hi-Civics, Market Gallery, Glasgow

Louder than Love, De Zeyp, Brussels, Belgium
Someone, Somewhere…., Project Room, Glasgow Independent Studio, Glasgow
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