Biography

Mat Collishaw, 2017

Mat Collishaw (b. 1966) is a key figure in the important generation of British artists who emerged from Goldsmiths’ College in the late 1980s. He participated in Freeze (1988) and since his first solo exhibition in 1990 has exhibited widely internationally.

Recent solo exhibitions include Mat Collishaw,

The Mask of Youth, Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich, London, UK (2018), Standing Water, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, CZ (2018),
The Centrifugal Soul, Castle Howard, Yorkshire, UK (2018), Thresholds, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, UK; Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık A.Ş., Istanbul, TR (forthcoming) (2018),
Night Hunter, Robilant + Voena, St. Moritz, CH (2018),Albion, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, RU (2018),

Thresholds, Somerset House, London; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham; Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, UK (2017),The Centrifugal Soul, Blain|Southern London, UK (2017), (2017),

Fountains Relief, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, North Yorkshire, UK (2016),

The New Art Gallery Walsall (2015), In Camera, Library of Birmingham (2015), Black Mirror, Galleria Borghese, Rome (2014), This Is Not An Exit, Blain|Southern, London (2013), Bass Museum of Art, Florida (2013); Pino Pascali Museum Foundation, Bari (2013); Mat Collishaw: Afterimage, Arter, Istanbul (2013) and Magic Lantern at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2010).

Recent group exhibitions include Vanitas – 

J.F.Millet, retrospective, Millet – USA, Palais Beaux-Arts, Lille, FR (2017), We Are Not Alone, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, SA (2017), Enjoy (curated by Danilo Eccher), Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, IT (2017), Dominion, New Media Gallery, New Westminster, CA (2017),
Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK (2017), Mirror Mirror, Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC), Lausanne, CH Luther and the Avant-Garde, Altes Gefägnis, Wittenberg, DE (2017),
Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition, Muzeum Narodowe, Wrocław, POL (2017), Creating the Countyside, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (2017),
Glasstress, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, US (2017), Naturalia (curated by Danny Moynihan), Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US (2017),

Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, IE (2016), On the Origins of Art, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart Tasmania, AU Les Photau nales 2016: LOVE STORIES, Beauvais, Le Quadrilatere, Paris, FR (2016),Ron Arad’s 720°, Singapore International Festival of the Arts, The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, SG (2016), Festival of Images, Vevey, CH (2016), Curtain Call, Roundhouse, London, UK (2016),Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London, UK (2016), Sculpture in the City, London, UK (2016), I Prefer Life, Weserburg Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Bremen, DE (2016), Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition, Konsthallen-Bohusläns Museum, SE (2016), A Weed is a Plant out of Place, Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, UK SerpentiForm, Museo di Roma, Rome, IT (2016),

Na wspak (ciała i ogrody), 9th Biennale of Photography, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznań, PL SUBSTANCE (2015) Timothy Taylor, London, UK (2015), L’inconscient pictòric (the pictorial unconscious), Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Barcelona, ES (2015),In Search of the Miraculous, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, UK (2015), SNAP, Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, UK (2015),Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition, Hå gamle prestegard, NO Gallery of Wonder, Northumberland; Woodhorn; Powburn; Spittal; Falstone; Alwinton; Newcastle, UK (2015),Glasstress 2015 Gotika, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, IT NGORONGORO – Artist Weekend, Studiobuildings, Lehderstrasse, Berlin-Weissensee, DE (2015),“The time … and there was time”, from Helga de Alvear Collection, Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, ES (2015), Rack ‘em Up: British Contemporary Editions 1990 – 2000, Shapero Modern, London, UK (2015),The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Visualized, University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries, Mansfield, UK (2015), How to Construct a Time Machine, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (2015),

Fashion and Art, Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2014), Back to Eden, Museum of Biblical Art, New York (2014), Victoriana, The Guildhall Art Gallery, London (2013), GLASSTRESS:White Light/White Heat: Contemporary Artists & Glass, collateral Event of 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); About Caravaggio (curated by Anna Imponente), Museo Tuscolano – Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati Rome (2012);  720°, as part of Ron Arad’s Curtain Call Project, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2012); Made in Britain, Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Benaki Museum, Athens (2012); Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London; Otherwordly – Optical Delusions and Small Realities, Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2012); and the 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul in 2011.

Collishaw’s work is in several public collections including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania and Tate, London.