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


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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Le Festival d’Automne à Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts / Musée des Archives Nationales, Paris, France
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
Galerie 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, NY, USA

Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Netherlands
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

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

Karla Black, Scotland and Venice, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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

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

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

IBID Projects, London

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

Mary Mary, Glasgow

Robert, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow

Selected Group Exhibitions

DRAF x MOSTYN: She sees the shadows, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales
Summer Exhibition, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
On Paper, an Arts Council touring exhibition, travelling to: Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth, Scotland (2018); Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland (2018); Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales (2018); Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (2018-19); Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton (2019); Gallery Oldham, Oldham (2019)

ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket, Whitechapel Gallery, London
MACBA Collection. Beneath the Surface, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Mentales Gelb. Sonnenhöchststand, Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Sculptures Made of Paper: from Kurt Schwitters to Karla Black, Kunsthalle Vogelman Städtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany
Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate

A New Order (two person show with Kishio Suga), National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
I still believe in miracles, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
Mystics and Rationalists, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford [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
Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA, USA

My Blueberry Night, Casarotto di Albegno, Bergamo (organized by Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo)

ONE2 Collection, Palácio das Artes, Porto, Portugal
Living in the Material World: Materiality in Contemporary Art, Museum Haus Esters, Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany, travelling to Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
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
Just What Is Not Is Possible: Painting in Space, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

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
Before The Law, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Arte Essenziale, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Turner Prize, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
Before the Law, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
You, Me, Something Else, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow
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, Plymouth
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 Münster, Münster, Germany
British Art Show 7, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Neugierig?, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Group show, Andrea Rosen, New York, NY, USA
Profusion, Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire

Material Intelligence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, touring to Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield  
Reduction & Suspense, Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria
Black Hole, curated by Dr. Friederike Nymphius, CCA Andratx, Majorca, 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
Curated by Heike Munder, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Wollust, Columbus Art Foundation in Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
Art Now: Strange Solution, 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, Cologne, Germany
Special Presentation, Broadway 1602, New York, 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, 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, New York, NY, USA

Man Dancing, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
October: Contemporary Art in St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
Hi-Civics, Market Gallery, Glasgow

Louder than Love, De Zeyp, Brussels, Belgium
Someone, Somewhere…., Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
Karla Black