• Karla Black, "Practically in Shadow", 2013, Installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 2013 , © Karla Black, Courtesy ICA, Philadelphia and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Aaron Igler/Greenhouse Media
  • Karla Black, "Necessity", 2012, Installation view Dallas Museum of Art, 2012-2013, Exactly That, 2012, Installation view Dallas Museum of Art, 2012-2013, © Karla Black, Courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art, photo © Chad Redmon
  • Karla Black, "Necessity", 2012, Installation view Dallas Museum of Art, 2012-2013, Exactly That, 2012, Installation view Dallas Museum of Art, 2012-2013, © Karla Black, Courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art, photo © Chad Redmon
  • Karla Black, For Another Purpose, 2012, Installation view Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin 2012, © Karla Black, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Nick Ash
  • Karla Black, Installation views Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 2012, © Karla Black, Courtesy Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Ruth Clark
  • Karla Black, Installation views Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 2012, © Karla Black, Courtesy Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Ruth Clark
  • Karla Black, "Verb", 2012, cardboard, paint, sugar paper, chalk, powder paint, plaster powder, 107 x 200 x 72 cm, © Karla Black, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Ronnie Black
  • Karla Black, "Verb", 2012, (detail), cardboard, paint, sugar paper, chalk, powder paint, plaster powder, 107 x 200 x 72 cm, © Karla Black, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Ronnie Black
  • Karla Black, "Nature Does The Easiest Thing", 2011, Installation view Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2011, © Karla Black, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Lothar Schnepf
  • Karla Black, "Nature Does The Easiest Thing", 2011, Installation view Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2011, © Karla Black, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Lothar Schnepf
  • Karla Black, Installation views Turner Prize 2011, BALTIC presents Turner Prize 2011, © BALTIC & the artist, photo © Colin Davison
  • Karla Black, Installation views Turner Prize 2011, BALTIC presents Turner Prize 2011, © BALTIC & the artist, photo © Colin Davison
  • Karla Black, Installation views, 54.Venice Biennial 2011 Palazzo Pisani, Scotland + Venice, curated by Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, © Karla Black, Courtesy Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Gautier Deblonde
  • Karla Black, Installation views, 54.Venice Biennial 2011 Palazzo Pisani, Scotland + Venice, curated by Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, © Karla Black, Courtesy Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Gautier Deblonde
  • Karla Black, Installation views, 54.Venice Biennial 2011 Palazzo Pisani, Scotland + Venice, curated by Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, © Karla Black, Courtesy Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Gautier Deblonde
  • Karla Black, "There Can Be No Arguments", 2011, polythene, plaster powder, powder paint, thread, 240 x 270 x 59 cm, © Karla Black, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo © Ruth Clark
  • Karla Black, Installation view Capitain Petzel, Berlin 2010, © Karla Black, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin, photo © Nick Ash
  • Karla Black, "Myths Allow", 2010, sterilised topsoil, spray paint, polystyrene, 41 x 122 x 66,5, © Karla Black, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin, photo © Nick Ash
Upcoming
Karla Black

57th Venice Biennale, Italy

May 13 – November 26, 2017



Karla Black

Skulpturen aus Papier.

Group exhibition

Museum im Deutschhof / Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn, Germany

March 19 – July 2, 2017



KARLA BLACK

 

Born in 1972, Alexandria, UK

 

EDUCATION

 

2002-2004

Masters Degree in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

 

1999-2000

Master of Philosopy (Art in organisational Contexts), Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

 

1995-1999

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

 

Lives and works in Glasgow

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

David Zwirner, New York, NY (forthcoming)

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

2015

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

 

2014

David Zwirner, New York, NY

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London, UK

 

2013

Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

2012

Karla Black: Concentrations 55, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK

Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London, UK

 

2011

Karla Black. Scotland + Venice 2011, Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina), 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy  (curated by the Fruitmarket Gallery)

 

2010

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Wittmann Collection, Ingolstadt, Germany

Ten Sculptures, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

 

2009

Karla Black: Sculptures with paintings by Bet Low (1924-2007), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK

Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Migros Museum, Zurich Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK

 

2008

Catch This: New Works from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

West London Projects, London, UK

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

2007

IBID Projects, London, UK

 

2006

Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin, Germany

Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK

Outpost, Norwich, UK

Have Him Be Her, Broadway 1602, New York, NY

 

2004

Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK

 

2002

Robert, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

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

 

2014

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

Living in the Material World: Materiality in Contemporary Art, Museum Haus Esters, Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

Manifesta 10: European Biennial of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

ONE2 Collection, Palácio das Artes, Porto, Portugal

 

2013

Cranford Collection: Out of the House, Sala de Arte, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

Neo Povera, L&M Arts, Venice, CA

Nur was nicht ist ist möglich, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

21 Revolutions, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

 

2012

21 Revolutions, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow, UK

En todo y en todas partes / Everywhere and on everything, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2011

Before the Law, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Turner Prize 2011, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

D’un Autre Monde, Le Printemps de Septembre. Festival de creation contemporaine, Toulouse, France

Pour un art pauvre (inventaire du monde et de l’atelier), Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes, France

Frauenzimmer, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

Flaca, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (curated by Tom Humphreys)

Tableaux. Principe díincertitude, Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Watercolour, Tate Britain, London, UK

Essential Art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

Radical Autonomy, Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium

Structure and Material, Longside Gallery, West Yorkshire, UK; The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

British Art Show 7, Hayward gallery, London, UK; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

Structure and Material, Longside Gallery, West Yorkshire, UK; The New Art Gallery, UK; Peninsula Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK

All of this and nothing, 6th Hammer Invitational, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Douglas Fogle and Anne Ellegood)

Nouvelles Collections IV, CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus Centre d’art Seevorstadt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

 

2010

In the Days of the Comet: British Art Show 7, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

The Alchemy of Material, Landesmuseum Muenster, Muenster, Germany

Neuigierig?, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Karla Black & Nate Lowman, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Profusion, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, UK

 

2009

Black Hole, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (curated by Friederike Nymphius)

Nothing to say and I am saying it, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Don’t Expect Anything, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

Kunstverein Hamburg (with Kostis Velonis & Karen Sargsyan), Hamburg, Germany

Material Intelligence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK; Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK

Reduction & Suspense, Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria

Contemporary Scottish Art: New Acquisitions & Loans, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

 

2008

Brussels Biennial 1 for contemporary art, Brussels, Belgium

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (curated by Heike Munder)

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK

Wollust, Columbus Art Foundation in Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany

Strange Solution, Art Now, Tate Britain, London, UK

 

2007

Ultramoderne, Hall Paul Wurth, Luxembourg; La Passerelle, Brest, France

What remains. Quello che resta, Lambretto Art Project, Milan, Italy

Poor thing, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (curated by Simone Neuenschwander)

Special Presentation, Broadway 1602, New York, NY

Untitled – Works on Paper, Art:Concept, Paris, France

Planting the tele, Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK (curated by Hayley Tompkins)

 

2006

Karla Black / Sally Osborn / Sue Tompkins, Flaca, London, UK

Karla Black / Dean Hughes / Duncan Marguiss / Jonathan Owen / Hanneline Visnes, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh, UK

 

2005

Pilot 2, London, UK

Like It Matters, CCA, Glasgow, , UK

Exile, New York is a Good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York, NY

Not Yet Night, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

Karla Black / Babak Ghazi, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK

2004

Spacemakers, Lothringer Dreizehn, Munich, Germany

MFA Degree show, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Rheinschau Art Projects, Cologne, Germany (with Transmission)

Synth, Kunstraum B/2, Leipzig, Germany

Cheyney Thompson / Karla Black, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

 

2003

Pallas, The Changing Room Gallery, Stirling, UK

East International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich, UK (curated by Toby Webster & Eva Rothschild)

An American Conversation (with Alex Frost), Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, UK

 

2002

The Châteaux, Switchspace, Glasgow, UK

Half the World Away, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, NY

 

2001

Man Dancing, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow, UK

October: Contemporary Art in St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, UK (curated by Karla Black & Katie Exley)

Hi-Civics, Market Gallery, Glasgow, UK

 

2000

Louder than Love, De Zeyp, Brussels, Belgium

Someone, Somewhere, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, UK

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Ein Hauch von Skulptur by Hans Pietsch, art Nr. 2/2014, February 2014