biography

1971 Born in Wigan, United Kingdom

Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

Education: 1993 BFA, Winchester School of Art, United Kingdom


Awards


1996

  • Art & Innovation Prize, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


Solo Exhibitions


2017

  • Darren Almond, MUDAM, Luxembourg




2016
  • Time and Being, White Cube, Hong Kong
  • Within the Shadow of the Sun, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo
  • Shadow and Light Photography and video works, Museum Sinclair Hous, Bad Homberg, Germany
  • Darren Almond, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris
  • Darren Almond: New Work, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, Wiltshire




2015

  • Fullmoons, Galeri K, Oslo, Norway
  • Spazio 22, Milan, Italy
  • Darren Almond, Dirimart, Istanbul
  • Present Form, Christie’s, Mayfair, London
  • Amalfi Sketchbook, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
  • Darren Almond, Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
  • Darren Almond/Carl Blechen, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin



    2014

    • To Leave a Light Impression, White Cube, London
    • As Details, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli
    • In the Shadow of Words, Bloomberg SPACE, London
    • Matthew Marks, Los Angeles




    2013

    • 
Hemispheres and Continents, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

    • Second Thoughts, Tower Mito, Mito, Japan 
    • The Spirit of Time, Sala Alcala 31, Madrid



    2012


    • Good Night, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

    • All Things Pass, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

    • Sometimes Still Site Festival, Stroud, England

    • Fullmoon and Night+Fog, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France



    2011

    • Villa Merkel, 9th May to  21st  August
    • ...between here and the surface of the moon, FRAC Haute-Normandie, 20 May to  July
    • ...between here and the surface of the moon, FRAC Auvergne, France, 15 January - 13 March



    2010

    • AS IT IS, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
    • The Principle of Moments, White Cube
    • London Sometimes Still, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    • Darren Almond, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul



    2009

    • Darren Almond, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel
    • AvivDarren Almond, Max Hetzler, Berlin



    2008

    • Darren Almond: Moons of the Iapetus Ocean, White Cube London
    • Darren Almond: Fire Under Snow, Parasol Unit – Foundation for Contemporary Art, London
    • Darren Almond: Galleri K, Norway
    • Darren Almond: SCAI The Bathhouse and Eye and Gyre, Japan
    • Darren Almond - Nail to Nail, David Patton, Los Angeles, CA



    2007

    • Darren Almond, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
    • Day Return, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
    • Night and Fog, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • Darren Almond: In the Between, Musée d'art contemporain, Montreal
    • Darren Almond, Matthew Marks Gallery, New YorkDarren Almond, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe



    2006

    • Day Return, Museum Folkwang, Essen
    • Take Me Home, DA2 – Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca



    2005

    • Darren Almond, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
    • Only Sound needs Echo and Dreads its Lack, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
    • Darren Almond, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    • Isolation, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf



    2004

    • Live Sentence, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, LinzIf
    • I Had You, Galerie Max Hetzler, St. Johannes Evangelist Church, Berlin
    • Geisterbahn (1999), Passage du Désir BETC, Festival d'Automne, Paris, France



    2003

    • If I Had You, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Palazzo della Ragiona, Milan, Italy
    • Darren Almond, Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
    • 11 Miles.....from Safety, White Cube, London, United Kingdom
    • Nightvision, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    • Darren Almond, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel
    • A, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany



    2002

    • A, National Theatre, Fourth Wall, South Bank, commissioned by Public Art Development Trust, London
    • At Speed, Darren Almond and Sarah Morris, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin



    2001

    • Night as Day, Tate Britain, LondonComing Up For Air, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    • Darren Almond, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich
    • Darren Almond, De Appel Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam
    • Darren Almond, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • Darren Almond, Galerie Max Hetzler, E-Werk, Abspannwerk Buchhändlerhof, Berlin



    2000

    • Transport Medium, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    • Geisterbahn, The Approach, London
    • Traction, Chisenhale Gallery, London



    1999

    • Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • Darren Almond, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago



    1997

    • Darren Almond, Institute of Contemporary Arts, commissioned by Toshiba Art & Innovation, London
    • Darren Almond, White Cube, London1995KN120, Great Western Studios, London



    1991

    • Darren Almond, Crawford Art College, Cork


    Group Exhibitions

    2017

    • The Garden - End of Times, Beginning of Times, ARoS Triennial, Past section, Aarhus, Denmark
    • Tidalectics, curated by Stefanie Hessler, TBA21–Augarten, Vienna, Austria
    • Darren Almond, Daniel Buren, Jenny Holzer, On Kawara, Lee Ufan, SCAI PARK, Terada Art Complex, Tokyo




    2016

    • The End of the World, Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy
    • Sublime, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
    • Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’Arte Contemporanea, MACRO Museum, Rome
    • Fire Under Snow, New Film and videos works. Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
    • Dream States: Contemporary Photographs and Video, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    • 30th Anniversary, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli



    2015
    • ‘white’, The Royal Academy, London
    • Telling Time, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Boolean expressions – Contemporary Art and Mathematical Data, Lewis Gluckman Gallery, Cork
    • Eppur si muove, MUDAM Luxembourg
    • Harmony and Transition. Reflecting Chinese Landscapes, Marta Herford, Herford
    • Momentum, CerModern, Ankara
    • No Man Nature, Palazzo Da Mosto, Reggio Emilia
    • Rights of Nature: Art, Ecology and the Americas, Nottingham Contemporary
    • Photographing Claude Monet’s Gardens: Five Contemporary Views, Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, France
    • Landscape in Motion - Cinematic Visions of an Uncertain Tomorrow, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria




    2014
    • Branched. Trees in Contemporary Art, Altana Kulturstiftung, Bad Homburg
    • A Drawing Show, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    • Busan Biennale, Busan
    • Cool Place. Sammlung Scharpff, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart
    • Halftone: Through the Grid, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • Man in the Mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
    • Playtime, Lenbachhaus, Munich
    • Vertigo, SIM Galeria, Curitiba
    • 1 + 1 = 1: When Collections Collide, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal





    2013

    • ARCTIC, Louisiana Museum, Denmark
    • Incorruptible Views: Images in Present Continuous, MUNTREF, Centre of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires
    • On Nature, Sean Kelly, New York
    • DIAcussion, envoy enterprises., New York
    • Artist File 2013: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo
    • Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London



    2012

    • The Future’s Not What It Used to Be, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff



    2011

    • The Limits of Control, Hangar a Bananes, NantesL'Etoffe du Temps, L'Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux
    • SUGAR WATER , Centre Culturel Valery-Larbaud, Vichy
    • Mysticism, Helmhaus, Zurich
    • 6th Biennale da Curitiba, Curitiba
    • Snap, Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk
    • The Wilderness, Miami Art Museum, Miami
    • 8 1/2 thirteen artists celebrating the 100th anniversary of Trussardi, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Florence



    2010

    • Nature, Galerie Gerhardsen Gemer, Berlin
    • Let’s Dance, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sűr- Seine, Paris
    • Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London
    • Climax Redux, BAC Geneva



    2009

    • Just With Your Eyes I Will See, Fonds D'Art Moderne et Contemporain, France
    • Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, Tate Britain, London
    • Edition Copenhagen - Retrospective 1959 - 2009, Den frie udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Los tiempos de un - Centro de Arte y Naturaleza - Fundación Beulas, Huesca



    2008

    • Infinite Ice Traversing the Arctic and the Alps from 1860 to the Present, Albertina, Vienna
    • Summer in the City 2008, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    • Ego Documents. The Autobiographical in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
    • WAR & ART - Terror and Simulacrum of Beauty II, Galerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
    • Night: A Time Between, Sharples, Winterstoke, Stancomb Wills, Methuen and Milner Galleries, Royal West of England Academy, England
    • Art is for the Spirit: Works from the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
    • Climax, LOOP'08, International Festival and Fair for Video Art, Barcelona
    • The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
    • God & Goods: Spirituality and Mass Confusion, Villa Manin, Codroipo, Italy
    • Collection as Aleph, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
    • Implant, The Horticultural Society of New York Exhibition for UBS Art Gallery, New York
    • You Prison: Reflections on the Limitation of Freedom, and Space, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
    • Unspeakable: The Artist as Witness to the Holocaust, Imperial War Museum London, UK
    • a.b.c. (Art Berlin Contemporary), Postbahnhof am Gleisdreieck, Berlin, Germany
    • Moving Horizon: The UBS Art Collection 1960s to the Present Day, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
    • Du Jardin au Cosmos, Espace de l'art concret, Mouans Sartoux, France



    2007

    • Summer Show, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
    • Her(his)tory, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
    • Numerica, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena
    • L'oeil écran ou la nouvelle image, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
    • Light, Winchester Cathedral, WinchesterGoing Staying: Movement, Body, Place in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
    • 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Former Lenin Museum, Moscow
    • Closed Circuit: Video and New Media, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    • Acceleration, CAN/Karting, Neuchâtel, Switzerland



    2006

    • Time 2 Kill, Darren Almond and Albert Oehlen, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • Work, Rest and Play, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
    • Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Kenny Schachter Rove, London
    • Full House – Geschichte einer Sammlung (Faces of a Collection), Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
    • Darren Almond and Janice Kerbel: The Impossible Landscape, Horticultural Society of New York, New York
    • Carbonic Anhydride, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • Geisterbahn (1999), Kino Arsenal, Berlin
    • Shoot the Family, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan; Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee; Western
    • Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
    • Caspar David Friedrich, Museum Folkwang, Essen; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
    • The Black Show, David Patton, Los Angeles37th Art Basel: Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dedica 1986-2006 Vent'anni della Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, PAN | Palazzo delle arti, Napoli, Italy



    2005

    • Turner Prize 2005, Tate Britain, London
    • En Attente, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
    • 20: Twenty: A Timeline of Cornerhouse Exhibitions 1985–2005, Cornerhouse, Manchester
    • World Without End, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
    • Land Marks, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
    • Sequences, Q Arts Gallery, Derby
    • Bidibidobidiboo, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Piazza del Municipio, Guarene d'Alba. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. Cavallerizza Chiablese e Salone delle Guardie, Turin.
    • Darren Almond / Albert Oehlen: Time 2 Kill, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • The Mind is a Horse Part II, Bloomberg Space, London
    • Getting Emotional, Institute of Contemporary Art, BostonWorks on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye, Hayward Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago



    2004

    • Sequences, Peterborough Digital Art, Peterborough
    • Geisterbahn (1999), 33rd Festival d'Automne, Passage du Désir – BETC, Parisein-leuchten, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
    • Eclipse: Towards the Edge of the Visible, White Cube, London
    • Witness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
    • Die Neue Kunsthalle III: materiell – immateriell, Kunsthalle Mannheim, MannheimBiennial of Pontevedra, Pazo da Cultura, Facultade de Belas Artes / Escola de Restauración, Instituto Valie-Incián, Pontevedra
    • After Images: Kunst als Soziales Gedächnis, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen
    • Busan Biennale 2004, Busan Metropolitan City Hall and Art Museum, Busan
    • Open Secrets: Something Old, Something New, Redefining the Boundaries of the Art Collection, Imperial War Museum, London
    • Other Times: British Contemporary Art, City Art Gallery, Prague



    2003

    • Heißkalt: Aktuelle Malerei aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart; Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg
    • Video Time, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin
    • The Spirit of White, Fondation Beyeler, Basel
    • Imagination: Perception in Art, Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz Outlook: International Art Exhibition Technopolis, Benaki Museum, Factory, Athens
    • Game Over, Grimm / Rosenfeld, Munich
    • 3rd Skulptur Biennale Münsterland, Stadtmuseum, Beckum
    • Hot Summer in the City, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
    • Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th Biennale di Venezia
    • Edén, La Colección Jumex, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
    • Witness, The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London
    • Breathing the Water, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich, Zürich
    • The Guest, Schwebebahn, Hertzliya Museum, Tel-Aviv
    • Sculpture: Darren Almond, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Ugo Rondinone, Tony Smith, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    • In Light: Video Projections by Eight Contemporary Artists, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Interludes, La Biennale di Venezia 50, Venice



    2002

    • Video Acts – Single Channel Video Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and the New Art Trust, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London,; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City
    • Melodrama, Artim, Centre Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Vigo; Centro José Guerrero / Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, GranadaHappy Outsiders from London and Scotland, Pro Arte Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; Katowice City Gallery, Poland; Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw
    • Video Zone – The First International Video-Art Biennial in Israel, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
    • The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone, SMART Project Space, AmsterdamContextualize, Kunstverein Hamburg, HamburgThe Rowan Collection: Contemporary British & Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, DublinIn the Freud Museum, Freud Museum, London
    • Presentness is Grace – Experiencing the Suspended Moment, Spacex Gallery, Exeter at Speed, with Sarah Morris, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin



    2001

    • Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, 100 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    • Open Plan P3 – The Marathon, Alphadelta Gallery, Artio Gallery, Athens
    • Presentness is Grace – Experiencing the Suspended Moment, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Spacex Gallery, Exeter
    • Casino 2001, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst and Bijlokenmuseum, Ghent
    • Nature in Photography, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna
    • Berlin Biennale, Berlin
    • Tracking, Kent and Vicki Logan Gallery, California Collage of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
    • Unreal Time Video, Fine Art Center, Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul
    • Deliberate Living, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York



    2000

    • British Short Film Festival, UCI Cinema, Leicester Square, London
    • Geographies (Darren Almond, Graham Gussin, Anri Sala), Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
    • Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, Royal Academy of the Arts, London
    • Darren Almond, Mark Hosking, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna
    • Inverse Perspectives, Edsvik, Sollentuna
    • Out There, White Cube2, London
    • Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video and Film, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida
    • Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester



    1999

    • Sleeping Waters, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
    • Chronos and Kairos, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
    • Seeing Time, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
    • So Far Away, So Close, Encore...Bruxelles, Espace Méridien, Brussels
    • Concrete Ashtray, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
    • Common People, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaundengo, Turin



    1998

    • UK Maximum Diversity, Galerie Krinzinger, Benger Fabrik Bregenz, Bregenz
    • View Four, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
    • Hidden Desires And Images, Art Dynamics, Tayayo Lida, Tokyo
    • Art Crash, Ĺrhus Kunstmuseum, Ĺrhus, DenmarkRay Rapp, Tz'Art & Co., New York



    1997

    • A Print Portfolio from London, (Ridinghouse/Booth Clibborn Editions), Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo
    • Delta, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
    • Hospital, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    • Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin



    1996

    • Art & Innovation Prize, (winner), Institute of Contemporary Art, London
    • Something Else, Exmouth Market, London
    • A Small Shifting Sphere of Serious Culture, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London



    1993

    • Winchester Gallery, Winchester



    1992

    • Southampton Quays, Southampton


    Other Projects

    • 2005 Set-design for Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Barbican Theatre, London

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