• John Stezaker, "Natural History III", 2013, Collage, 23.5 x 29.4 cm / 9.2 x 11.6 inches
  • John Stezaker, "Shadow", 2013, Collage, 23.7 x 29.2 cm / 9.3 x 11.5 inches
  • John Stezaker, "Muse XIV", 2013, Collage, 33.9 x 28.2 cm / 13.3 x 11.1 inches
  • John Stezaker, "Tabula Rasa XXXIII", 2012, Collage, 19 x 25 cm / 7.5 x 9.8 inches
  • John Stezaker, "Garden I", 2013, Collage, 18.6 x 25.6 cm / 7.3 x 10.1 inches
  • John Stezaker, "Untitled", 2013, Collage, 28.7 x 29 cm / 11.3 x 11.4 inches
  • John Stezaker, "Horse", 2012, HD video, Projection size: 106.3 x 137.8 inches 270 x 350 cm, Installation view Capitain Petzel, 2013
  • John Stezaker, "Crowd", 2013, HD video, Projection size: 73.6 x 92.5 inches 187 x 235 cm, Installation view Capitain Petzel, 2013
  • John Stezaker, "Crossing Over Series (The Corner) I", 2012, Image fragments, part 1 of 2 parts: 2.1 x 2.3 cm / .8 x .9 inches
  • John Stezaker, "Crossing Over Series (The Corner) I", 2012, Image fragments, part 2 of 2 parts: 1.9 x 2.3 cm / .7 x .9 inches
  • John Stezaker, Installation view, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2012
  • John Stezaker, Installation view, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2011
  • John Stezaker, Installation view, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, 2011
  • John Stezaker, Installation view, MUDAM Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2011, Photo: Aurélien Mole
  • John Stezaker, Installation view, "Lost Images", Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, 2010
  • John Stezaker, Installation view, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2009
  • John Stezaker, Installation view, "Fumetti", GAK- Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen, Bremen, 2008
  • John Stezaker, "Catcher", 1982, Silkscreen on pinstriped fabric, 228.5 x 228.5 cm / 90 x 90 inches
  • John Stezaker, "Untitled", 1980, Silkscreen on canvas, 100 x 300 cm / 39.37 x 118.11 inches

JOHN STEZAKER

 

Born in 1949, Worcester, UK

 

EDUCATION

 

Slade School of Art, London, UK

 

Lives and works in London, UK

 

Winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

The Projectionist, The Approach, London, UK

Collages, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

2014

Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

Collages, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia

 

2013

Cut&Paste: John Stezaker, Centre de la Photographie Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

John Stezaker: Working from the Collection, Les Rencontres Arles Photographie, Arles, France

Crossing Over, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Blind, The Approach, London, UK

John Stezaker: One on One, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Nude and Landscape, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2012

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

 

2011

John Stezaker: The Nude and Landscape, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery – The University of the Arts,

Philadelphia, PA

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

The Whitechapel Gallery, London; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Mildred Lane Kemper Art

Museum, St. Louis, MO

 

2010

John Stezaker: Silkscreens, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Lost Images, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Tabula Rasa, The Approach, London, UK

 

2009

Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

The Bridge, Friedrich Petzel, New York, NY

 

2008

Fumetti, GAK- Gesellschaft f¸r Aktuelle Kunst Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, D¸sseldorf, Germany

Mask and Shadow, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy

 

2007

Two part show: Marriage, Karsten Schubert, London, UK

Masks, The Approach W1, London, UK

The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

White Room, Yvon Lambert Project Room, Paris, France

 

2006

The Approach, London, UK

New Works, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Bridges and other Metaphors, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK

White Columns, New York, NY

 

2005

Archiv & Erzählung: John Stezaker und T.J. Wilcox, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

 

2004

John Stezaker. The Third Person Archive and other works, The Approach, London, UK

 

2001

The Holy Land Series, Wigmore Fine Art, London, UK

 

1999

Angels, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

 

1996

Garden, Cubitt Gallery, London, UK

 

1991

Care & Control, Salama-Caro Gallery, London, UK

 

1990

Film Still Collages, Friedman-Guinness Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

 

1989

John Stezaker: New Work, Salama-Caro Gallery, London, UK

Glenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1984

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

 

1979

Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris, France

John Stezaker: Werke 1973-1978, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

John Stezaker: The World Made Flesh, The New ’57 Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

 

1978

Fragments, Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK

Collages, 1977-1978, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Southampton City Museum, Southampton, UK

 

1977

Dream Allegories. John Stezaker Collages 1976-1977, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK

Galerie ÉricFabre, Paris, France

Schema Gallery, Florence, Italy

Spectro Arts, Newcastle, UK

 

1976

Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK

Trois Oeuvres, Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris, France

 

1975

Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris, France

 

1974

Galerie Decembre, Münster, Germany

Galleria Lia Rumma, Rome, Italy

Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy

 

1973

The Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

 

1972

John Stezaker. Beyond Art for Art’s Sake: a Propus Mundus, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK

 

1971

Time Deletions and other works, Sigi Krauss Gallery, London, UK

 

1970

Works, 1969-1971, Sigi Krauss Gallery, London, UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015     

Kino der Kunst 2015 (screening of Blind), Munich, Germany

Picasso in der Kunst der Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Horse, Void Gallery, Derry, UK

Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

RAY 2015. Imagine Reality, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Blow-Up, C/O Berlin Foundation (Amerika Haus), Berlin, Germany

 

2014

Jahrhundertzeichen. Tel Aviv Museum of Art visits Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

 Karel’s choice – Looking back at contemporary art, Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands

19th Biennale of Sydney: You imagine what you desire, Sydney, Australia

The Mysterious Device Was Moving Forward, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY

MIRRORCITY: London artists on fiction and reality, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, UK (curated by Stephanie Rosenthal)
As Exciting as We Can Make It: Ikon in the 1980s, Ikon, Birmingham, UK

The Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, London, UK

Regeneration, The Photographersí Gallery, London, UK

Somos Libres II. Works from the Mario Testino Collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy

Blow-Up, Albertina, Vienna, Austria

Veils, Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA

… all silent but for the buzzing …, Royal College of Art, London, UK 

Ruin Lust, Tate Modern, London, UK

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Bates College Museum of Art, Portland, CA

 

2013

The Age of Collage, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany

The Edge of Painting, The Piper Gallery, London, UK (curated by Tess Jaray)

Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Orpheus Twice, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK (curated by Vincent Honoré)

L’image Papillon, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Something about a Tree, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY (curated by Linda Yablonsky)

Frank Egloff & John Stezaker: Visible Merge, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

Crystal Maze IV- 1+ 2+ £ = 3, as part of Nouveau Festival, The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Short Film Program Still/Moving (screening of Horse and Blind), Art Basel Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Marriage, Qbox Gallery, Athens, Greece

Kino und der kinematografische Blick, MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen, Memmingen, Germany

Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

The Feverish Library (continued), Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK

Only parts of us will ever touch each other, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

 

2012

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, The Cube (Deutsche Börse Headquarters), Frankfurt/Eschborn; C/O, Berlin, Germany

Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

The Space Between, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (curated by Michael Bracewell)

D’après Giorgio, Casa Museo Giorgio de Chirico, Rome, Italy

 

2011

Verschiebungsersatz, Kimmerich, New York, NY (curated by David Rimanelli)

Make Up, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy (curated by Mariuccia Casadio)

Transmitter/Receiver. The persistence of collage. From the Arts Council Collection, Middlesbrough

Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK

The boy who robbed you a few minutes before arriving at the ball, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany (curated by Regina Fiorito and Kelley Walker)

A painting show, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

The Draw Bridge, Q Forum, London, UK

Anti-Photography, Focal Point Gallery, Essex, UK (curated by Duncan Wooldridge)

 

2010

The Page, Kimmerich, New York, NY (curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs)

 

2010

Amor Parvi oder die Liebe zum Kleinen, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany

Beg Borrow and Steal, Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL

Film and photography central in presentation of recent acquisitions, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands

 

2009

the rustle of language, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Source Codes, Galerie Spr¸th Magers, Berlin, Germany

Le Sang d’un poète, Estuaire Nantes Saint-Nazaire Biennale 2009, Nantes, France

Correspondences, Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria (with Rita Ackermann; curated by Matthew Higgs)

John Stezaker & William Horner, The Russian Club Gallery, London, UK

Desire acquire, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland

 

2008

listen darling…the world is yours, Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitão, Portugal

Not so Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY (curated by Matthew Brannon)

Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum, New York, NY

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

Past-Forward, 176, The Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

Supernatural, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx, Spain

Cohabitation: 13 Artists and Collage, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan,Italy

 

2007

Panic Attack, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring: selected by artist Steven Claydon,

Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

Other People’s Projects: White Columns, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

 

2006

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dereconstruction, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Matthew Higgs)

Figures de l’acteur, Le paradoxe du comédien, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France

A Season in Hell, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK

World Gone Mad: Surrealist Returns in Recent British Art, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK; Limehouse Arts Foundation, London, UK

The Swan Is Very Peaceful, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Glass Bead Game, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin, Germany

Tate Triennial 2006 – New British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK

 

2005

Time Lines, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Cut, The Approach, London, UK

1979, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

Girls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY

Collage, Signs & Surfaces, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

Mourning, Sies & Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2004

Collage, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

Je t’envisage. La disparition du portrait, Musee de L’Elysée, Lausanne, France

Cara a Cara, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Future Face, Science Museum, London, UK

Portraits of Non-Humans, David Risley Gallery, London, UK

Polaroid, 39 Gallery, London, UK

 

2003

Ex-press, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

2002

Please Take One, 39 Gallery, London, UK

Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK

 

2000

The British Art Show 5 (traveling exhibition organized by The Hayward Gallery, London), Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art/ Dean Gallery / Fruitmarket Gallery/ Collective Gallery, / Stills Gallery / Inverleith House – Royal Botanic Gardens / Talbot Rice Art Gallery, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK; Southampton City Art Gallery / John Hansard Gallery / Millais Gallery – Southampton Institute, Southampton, UK; National Museum & Gallery / Centre For Visual Art / Fotogallery / Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

 

1999

23rd Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Art, British Section, Mednarodni grafični likovni center, Ljubljana, Slovenia

River Deep, Mountain High, Gallery Westland Place, London UK (traveled to University of Dundee, Duncan and Jordanston Gallery, Dundee, UK)

 

1998

American and European Photo-art, Larem Kloker Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2nd Shoreditch Photography Biennial, London, UK

Chemical Traces / Photography and Conceptual Art, 1968-1998, Kingston upon Hull, UK

Council, Kingston upon Hull; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

 

1997

Pictura Brittanica: Art from Britain (British Council), Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

(traveled to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, Australia)

Strange Days, Contemporary British Photography, Galleria Gian Ferrari, Milan, Italy

Sad, Gasworks, London, UK

The Quick and The Dead, Royal College of Art, London, UK

The Impossible Document: Photography and Conceptual Art in Britain 1966-1976, Cameraworks

Gallery, London; Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge, UK

Life/Live: Young British Art, Musee díArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centro Cultural de BelÈm, Lisbon

 

1995

Elvis + Marilyn 2 x Immortal, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Contemporary Arts

Museum, Houston, TX; The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte NC; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; The Portland

Museum of Art, Portland, ME; The Philbrook Academy, TulsaM OK; The Columbus Museum of Art,  Columbus, OH; The Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN; The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; The Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI; Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Obihiro, Japan; Daimaru Museum, Umeda-Osaka, Japan; Takamatsu City Museum, Takamatsu, Japan; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan; Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan

The Curator’s Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Zombie Golf, BANK Space, London, UK

 

1994

Who’s Looking at the Family, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

 

1992

Flora Photographica, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

 

1990

Art Conceptuel, Formes Conceptuelles, Galerie 1900/2000, Paris, France

 

1989

Glenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1987

Altered States, Kent Fine Art, New York, NY

Multiple vision: Ron Haselden, Colin McArthur, John Stezaker, Paul Wombel, Cambridge Darkroom

Gallery, Cambridge, UK

 

1986

Identity/Desire: Representing the Body, Scottish Arts Council Touring exhibition,

Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen, UK; Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK; Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, UK.

 

1984

1984: An Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

 

1983

Geometry of Desire, Galerie Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

1982

Simulacra, Riverside Studios, London, UK

Aperto, XL Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Close to the Edge, White Columns, New York, NY

 

1980

Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

 

1979

Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Un certain art anglais…, ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

JP2, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

 

1978

Art for Society, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

 

1977

British Art, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium

 

1976

Art Inglese Oggi, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

Times, Words and the Camera, Akademische Druck-U, Graz, Belgium

 

1975

9th Biennale de Paris, Paris, France

 

1974

Project 74, Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany

Criticís Choice, Toothís Gallery, London, UK

Beyond Painting and Sculpture…: works bought for the Arts Council by Richard Cork (Arts Council touring exhibition), Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

 

1972

A Survey of the Avant-Garde in Britain, House Gallery, London, UK

The New Art, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

 

1971

The Wall Show, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

 

1970

Schools Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

 

1969

Three Person Show, Central Collegiate Building, University College, London, UK