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Jim Lambie

born in Glasgow

lives and works in Glasgow

1990 - 1994
BA (Hons) Fine Art Glasgow School of Art



Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY 
Aberdeen City Art Gallery Collection, UK 
Arts Council Collection, London, UK 
British Council Collection, London, UK 
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH 
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH 
Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany 
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX 
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece 
Edinburgh National Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland 
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK 
Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy 
Government Art Collection, London, United Kingdom 
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. 
Instituto Horizontes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 
Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico 
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia 
Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX 
Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, UK 
Rhode Island School of Design, RI 
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Miami, FL 
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL 
Scottish National Gallery of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland 
TATE Modern, London, UK 
Towada Art Center, Towada, Aomori, Japan 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN



Jim Lambie, Anton Kern Gallery (Window), New York


Buttercup, The Modern Institute, Glasgow


Year Unknown, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Northern Soul, Sadie Coles HQ, London


Wild is the Wind, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney

Zobop (Curulean) Stairs, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Skin Shape, Anton Kern Gallery, New York


Totally Wired, Franco Noero, Turin

Spiral Scratch, Pacific Place, Admirality, Hong Kong

Both Ends Burning, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf


Zobop (Viridescent), Anton Kern Gallery, New York


Electrolux, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

La Scala, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

Derrick Alexis, Coard, Glasgow International, Project Ability Gallery, Glasgow


Zero Concerto, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Sun Rise Sun Ra Sun Set, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo


Answer Machine, Sadie Coles HQ, London

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland


The Flowers of Romance, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong


Shaved Ice, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Metal Box, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

you drunken me – Jim Lambie in collaboration with Richard Hell, Arch Six, Glasgow

Everything Louder Than Everything Else, Franco Noero Gallery, Torino


Spiritualized, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Goss, Michael Foundation, Dallas

Beach Boy, Pier Art Centre, Orkney, Scotland


Boyzilian, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

Metal Urbain, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh


Atelier Hermes, Seoul, South Korea

Jim Lambie: Selected works 1996 - 2006, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels

Television, Sadie Coles HQ, London


RSVP: Jim Lambie, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Forever Changes, (part of Glasgow International 2008), Glasgow Museum of Modern Art Glasgow

Rowche Rumble, Atle Gerhardson, Berlin

ACC, Melbourne Australia

Unknown Pleasures, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo


Jim Lambie, Anton Kern Gallery, New York


P.I.L., Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Jim Lambie, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.


The Byrds, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK

Thirteenth Floor Elevator, Concentrations 47, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox, Buffalo

Shoulder Pad, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Jim Lambie, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

Jim Lambie, Modern Institute, Glasgow

Jim Lambie, Sadie Coles HQ, Londo


My boyfriend's back, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Mental Oyster, Anton Kern, New York

Grand Funk, OPA, Mexico


Male Stripper, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

Kebabylon, Inverleith House, Edinburgh


Salon Unisex, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Acid Trails, Artists Statement, Basel/Miami Beach Art Fairs

The Breeder projects, Athens, Greece


Boy Hairdresser, Anton Kern, New York

Sadie Coles HQ, London

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Blank Generation, Jack Hanley, San Francisco


Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Triangle, Paris

Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy


Weird Glow, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Voidoid, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

ZOBOP, The Showroom Gallery, London


Ultralow, video screening Carnival, Soho, London  



Tondo, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Shine On, Sadie Coles HQ, London

The First 40 Years, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Australia


A Collection withour Boundaries, GAM Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Turin, Torino, Italy

Status Need a World Interlude, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Repeater, Sadie Coles HQ, London


Colourspace, Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome

Casa Balla: From home to universe and back, Fondazione MAXXI, Rome

Big Medicine, GIANT, Bournemouth


Recut: Abstraction and Geometry in Scottish Art, RSA, Edinburgh

My Mapping, Fundacion van Gogh Museum, Arles

Remix 2020, Kunsthalle Bremen

MY CARTOGRAPHY, The Erling Kragge Collection, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid


Artworks from the Videoinsight Collection, Videoinsght Foundation, Turin

The TURNER, The Royal Glasgow Instititute of Fine Arts, Glasgow

Chairs Beyong Right and Wrong, R & Company, New York

Alan Kane's 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal, The New Art Gallery Walsall

Surface Tension, Crolina Nitsch, New York


Eurovisions: Contemporary art from the Goldberg collection, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra

COLOR-BLOCKING,Cragg, Dibbets, Feldmann, Lambie, Ruff, Ryman, Zeniuk, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin


Wolke und Kristall - Die Sammlung Dorothee und Konrad Fischer, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

WITH A TOUCH OF PINK - WITH A BIT OF VIOLET - WITH A HINT OF GREEN - Dorothee Fischer in memoriam, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf


Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London

2015 White Columns Benefit Exhibition + Auction, White Columns, New York

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

Sleepless: The Bed in History and Contemporary Art, 21er Haus, Vienna

A Man Walks Into a Bar… Jokes & Postcards, me Collectors Room, Berlin


Manic Panic, Shoot The Lobster, New York

Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Tokyo

Station Gallery, Tokyo; Itami City Museum of Art / The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan

On The Devolution Of Culture, Rob Tufnell, London

Urs Fischer curated show, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Discordia, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow

That Petreolemotion, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The Contemporary Austin, Austin

Mutant Moments and Memorabilia, Voidoid Archive, 2014 Glasgow International, Glasgow

You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney


Beg Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert

Fading Nights, Gerhardsen Gerner Berlin, Berlin

Somos Libres, MATE, Lima

Sculpture in the City 2013, various sites in the City of London


Reliefs, Objects and Sculptures from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch

AKA Peace, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

Untitled (Works from the Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Collection), Riverview School, Capco

The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

Accrocharge, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

you drunken me: Richard Hell collaborates with Jim Lambie, Glasgow


Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.

Industrial Aesthetics: Environmental Influences on Recent Art from Scotland, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York

Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL

Terrible Beauty – Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin

Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland

The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland


Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

The New Décor, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Altogether Elsewhere, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey

Selections from the Hara Museum, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Toyko, Japan

The Library of Babel/ In and Out of Place, Zabludowitz Collection, London, UK


Saints and Sinners, Rose Art Museum, Waltham

Compass in Hand: Selection from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, MoMA, New York

White Noise, James Cohan Gallery, New York

Saint-Nazaire Biennale 2009: Le sang d'un poète, Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool, England

The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemizsa Art Contemporary College, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo


Family and Friends, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Towada Art Project, Towada Art Centre, Towada, Japan

Thyssen-Bornemizsa Art Contemporary Collection as Aleph, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

FILMS, (screening of Ultralow), Sadie Coles HQ, London

Color Chart, MoMA, New York

Malcolm McLaren Musical Paintings, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin

Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal

Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Centre, London


BREAKING STEP / U RASKORAKU, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrad, Belgrad, Serbien

Collezione La Gaia, CeSAC, Caraglio, Italy

Ironie der Objekte, Museion, Bozen, Italy

SUBSTANCE & SURFACE, Bortolami, New York, NY, USA

Gallery Artists Summer Show, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

When We Build, Let Us Think That We Build Forever, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

Sympathie for the Devil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Fit to Print. Gagoisian Gallery Madison, New York, NY 

Unmonumental, New Museum, New York, NY


Having New Eyes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

If it didn't exist you'd have to invent it, The Showroom Gallery, London, UK

Good Vibrations, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

abstract art now2, Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Life's a beach, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Wien, Austria


POST NOTES, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Post No Bills, White Columns, New York, NY

Minimalism and After IV, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Minimalism and After III, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Carnegie International 2004/2005, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

SODIUM & ASPHALT, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany


Jim Lambie and Yang Fudong, The Moore Space, Miami

Brand New and Retro, UP Projects, The Empire

Synth, Kunstraum B/2, Leipzig, Germany

Ouroboros, CCA, Glasgow

Boros collection exhibition, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Stalemate, MCA, Chicago

Into My World, Recent British Sculpture, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum


The Moderns, Castello di Rivoli, Italy

Painting Not Painting, Tate St Ives, UK

MART, Trento, Italy

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

ZENOMAP, Venice Biennale

The Fourth Sex, Fondazione Pitti Immagine, Florence, Italy

Tate Triennale, Tate Britain, London, UK

Love over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK

The Unhomely, Kettle's Yard. Cambridge, UK

Unplugged, Galleria civica di arte contemporanea, Trento

Plunder: Culture as Material, DCA, Dundee

I Got Ants in My Pants, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo

Cut Out, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich

Architecture Scmarchitecture, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

OUTLOOK, Athens, Greece

Silver Convention, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch

Grayscale/CMYK, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin


Nightlife, Barbican Gallery, London

VIP, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland

EU2, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow

New, Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Early One Morning, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Jim Jonathon Kenny France and Sol, Stedlijk Bureau, Amsterdam

Electric Dreams, Barbican Gallery, London

Hello My Name Is ..., Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Roma Roma Roma, Rome, Italy

There Is A Light That Will Never Go Out, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Italy

My Head Is On Fire But My Heart Is Full of Love, Charlottenbourg Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Painted, Printed & Produced in Great Britain, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York

Gale Gates et al, Brooklyn, New York

Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Artists Statement, Basel/Miami Beach Art Fairs


Here and Now, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts

Klaedefabrik, Denmark 

Funktional Fictional, Kunsthalle zu Kiel

Tailsliding", British Council touring show

Silhouettes, Lenbachhaus, München

Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis


Electric City, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Off the Record, Bucknell Art Gallery, Pennsylvania

Raumkörper", Basel Kunsthalle, Basel

Parking Meters, Cologne

Heart and Soul, Los Angeles

What If, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

The British Art Show 5, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham, Southampton

Sonia Rosso, Pordenone

Grant Selwyn, Los Angeles (Clarissa Dalrymple)

Black Gloss, Anton Kern, New York

Dream Machines, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Mapin Gallery, Camden Arts Centre


Mathew Higgs, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Papermake, Modern Art Inc., London

Creeping Revolution, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw

To be continued..., Walsall Public Projects

Dots and Loops, MK Expositeruimte, Rotterdam

Heart and Soul, 60 Long Lane, London

The Queen is Dead, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Silk purse, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle


Lovecraft, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

All or Nothing, La Friche Gallery (Triangle), Marseille, France

Slant6, Jacob Javit's Center, New York

The Modern Institute, sadie Coles HQ, London

Host, Tramway, Glasgow

Two Up, Property Gallery, Glasgow


This is ... These are, Norwich

European Couples and Others, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow


The World of Ponce, Southpark, Glasgow

Brain Mail, Broad Studio 17, Cal Art's, Los Angeles

Girls High, Fruitmarket Galley, Glasgow

Insanestupidhatfuctpervert, Cubitt St, London

Sick building, Globe gallery, Copenhagen

Insanestupidhatfuctpervert, Concrete Skates, Glasgow

Art for People, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Kilt ou Double, La Vigie Gallery, Nimes


In Stereo, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Mary Redmond & Jim Lambie, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow

Jonnie Wilkes & Jim Lambie, 115 Dalriada, Glasgow  



65 Chapters for Knowing about Scotland, Mizuma Art Gallery

Creating Ourselves: The Self in Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Jim Lambie, Skira Rizzoli, New York


Not Just For Me: A Sample of The Poetry Club’, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh


Michael Bracewell, Jim Lambie: Male Stripper, published by Modern Art Oxford

Voidoid, The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Sadie Coles HQ, London; Anton Kern Gallery, New York in collaboration with Koenig Books, London


New York Times Sep 14th, Roberta Smith

Flash Art May-June, Sylvia Chivaratanoud

Flash Art March-April, Magdalena Kroner


New York Press Feb 15th, Christian Viveros-Faune

New York Times Feb 18th, Holland Cotter

Village Voice, Feb 20Th, Levin

Frieze Feb, Papermake, Neal Brown


Time Out, Dec (Review of Weird Glow)

Self service Issue 10

I.D. Issue 187, Stuart Shave

Circa Issue 87, Marc Dawes

Seven Wonders of the World, published by Bookworks

Art and Text Issue 65, Transmission Gallery, Elisabeth Mahony

Frieze Issue 46, Ross Sinclair

Art Monthly, April/May, Nicky Bird

ZOBOP, Catalogue Transmission/Showroom Gallery Rob Tufnell


Contemporary Visual Arts Urban Myths, Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt

Lovecraft Catalogue, Spacex Gallery


Zing Magazine, Insanestupidphatfustpervert, Toby Webster

Newsweek, Glasgow Gets Conceptual, Peter Plagens


Circa Issue 75, Jonnie Wilkes Jim Lambie, Richard Wright


23. Nov 2018 - 16. Feb 2019

Jim Lambie

16. Mar 2018 - 12. May 2018


50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie 1967-2017

15. Sep 2017 - 25. Nov 2017


Jim Lambie

20. Nov 2004 - 15. Jan 2005