Anya Gallaccio b.1963

Anya Gallaccio
Anya Gallaccio is a Scottish artist who works mostly in organic materials. An instrumental member of the YBA, she graduated Goldsmith's in 1988. In the same year she exhibited in Damian Hirst's curated exhibition Freeze. With Henry Bond and Sarah Lucas, she was one of the artists to exhibit at the East Country Yard Show in 1990. Currently an active artist, she is also a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at The University of California, San Diego. Her art is respected around the globe and in 2003, she was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize. In 2006, she was listed on the Pink Power list of the 100 most influential gay and lesbian people of 2006. Her work is held in a number of international collections including Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and South Gallery, London.

Anya Gallaccio

Kingston Polytechnic, London

Goldsmith's College, University of London

Art Pace
Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio Texas, USA, International Artist-In-Residence Programme (January - March)

Sargeant Fellowship
The British School at Rome, Italy (April - July)

Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Artists
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award, London
Kanazawa College of Art

1871 Fellowship, Rothemere American Institute, Oxford University and San Francisco Art Institute
California, USA (January - December)

Headlands Center for the Arts
Sansalitos, CA

Lives in London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Anya Gallaccio, Lehmann Maupin, New York

Comfort and Conversation, Annet Gelink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Anya Gallaccio, Camden Arts Centre, London

Three Sheets to the Wind, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Wood for the Trees and Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils, curated by Alice Correia, London

Anya Gallaccio, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Anya Gallaccio, Galeria Leme, SPaulo, Brazil

One Art, Sculpture Center, New York

Shadow on the things you know, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

The Look of Things, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

Silver Seed, Mount Stuart Trust, Isle of Bute, Scotland (catalogue)

love is only a feeling, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Ikon, Birmingham, England (catalogue)

Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate, London

Sometimes with one I love, Annet Gelink Gallery

beat, Duveen Sculpture Commission, Tate Britain, London (catalogue)

blessed, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Falling from grace, annet gelink gallery, Amsterdam; Projektraum, Kunstalle, Bern, Switzerland

now the leaves are falling fast, fig-1, London

All the rest is silence, Anya Gallaccio at Sadler's Wells, London

Glaschu, Tramway at Lanarkshire House, Glasgow

Two Sisters, Minerva Basin, Hull (Locus+ as part of Artranspennine)

Chasing Rainbows, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam; Delfina, London (catalogue)

Keep off the grass, Serpentine Gallery Lawn, London

Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas

Anya Gallaccio, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

Harvest of the winter months, Galerie im KünstlerHaus, Bremen

Anya Gallaccio, Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich

intensities and surfaces, Wapping Pumping Station, London (Womens Playhouse Trust)

absolute, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

A Multiple, Ridinghouse Editions, London

Anya Gallaccio, Stephen Friedman, London

Towards the rainbow, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

La Dolce Vita, Stephania Miscetti, Rome, Italy

Couverture, Filiale, Basel, Switzerland

stroke, Karsten Schubert, London & Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

Anya Gallaccio, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles

Anya Gallaccio, Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Brown on white, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

red on green, ICA, London

Anya Gallaccio, Karsten Schubert Ltd, London

Group Exhibitions

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Centre, London

Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art, Japanese American National Museum, LA (curated by Karen Higa)

Red Wind, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

Après la pluie, Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France

Turner Prize: A Retrospective, Tate Britain, London, Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

The Flower of Life, James Hyman Gallery, London

Play, Bearspace, Cello Factory, London

Wood for the Trees and Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils, London (curated by Alice Correia)

Core, Illuminate Productions, Union Works, London

Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; White Columns Gallery, New York

Sad Songs, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Illinois

Art of the Garden, Tate, London

Von Pop bis Heute, Das Grosse Fressen, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany

Turning Points: 20th Century British Sculpture, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran

Domestic (Futility), New Art Centre, Wiltshire

Forest, Wolverampton Art Gallery (Touring Exhibition)

Micro Macro, Budapest, Hungary

Purloined Nature, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Japan

Urban Baroque, Plane Space, New York

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA

FlowerPower, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery; The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield

Words from the Arts Council Collection, City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth; Arts Centre, Aberystwyth; City Art Gallery, York; Gallery, Oldham and The City Gallery, Leicester (selected by Isobel Johnstone and Fiona Bradley)

Different States, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

Caldic Collection, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam

Blast to Freeze: British Art in the 20th Century, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (curated by Henry Meyric Hughes + Gijs van Tuyl)

In Print, The Art Pavilion Gallery, Belgrade; Yaroslavl Museum of Fine Arts, Urals Museum of the Youth at Yekaterinburg; Centre of Graphics and Printmaking; Akhmatova Museum and Novosibirsk Fine Art Gallery (catalogue)

Art and Nature, Pavillon de Verbeelding, Holland (catalogue)

Multiplication, A British Council touring exhibition of Artists' Multiples, National Museum of Art, Bucharest; Muzeul de Arta, Brasov; Muzeul Brukenthal, Sibu, and then to venues in Croatia, Turkey, Russia, Estonia and Poland in 2003

Egofugal: Fugue from Ego for the Next Emergence, 7th International Istanbul Biennial (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)

Artline 5, Nature and Architecture, Borken, Germany, (curated by Jan Hoet)

Pawel Althamer, Anya Gallaccio, Amden, Switzerland

Field Day, sculpture from Britain, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
5 (Interaktionen Natur & Architektur), Broken, Germany

en verder, Annet Gelink, Amsterdam

arte y naturaleza, Montemedio Arte Contemporaneo, Cadiz, Spain

Lemon Tree Hill, Asprey Jacques, London

Art in the Park, Compton Verney, (commission curated by Locus+)

The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London (curated by Lisa Corrin + Ralph Rugoff)

The Invisible Touch, The Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (curated by Maia Damianovic)

60s/ 90s Two Decades of Art and Culture, Towner Art Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne

Graphic! British prints Now, Yale Centre for British Art, New York

Viereck und Kosmos: Amdenener Rundang, Amden, Switzerland (Roman Kurzmeyer)

Flower Show, Fruitmarket, Edinburgh

Do Paintings Dream of Veronese Green?, Elga Wimmer, New York (curated by Maia Damianovic)

Natural Dependency, Jerwood Gallery, London

Releasing Senses, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Mami Kataoka)

Prime, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland (curated by Andrew Nairne + Katrina Brown)

Les Capteurs de Rêves, La Biennale de Montreal (curated by Claude Gosselin)

Here to stay: Arts Council Collection purchases of the 1990s, National Touring Exhibitions, Plymouth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, The Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, and Turnpike Gallery, Leigh (selected by Susan May)

Real Life- New British Art, Tochigi Prefectural Museum, Fukuoka Art Museum, Hiroshima City Museum, Tokyo MOCA, Ashiya City Museum, The British Council

Still, Laurent Delaye Gallery (curated by Jenefer Winters)

Organic, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse

Fifty years of Sculpture Works from the Arts Council Collection, Lothbury Gallery, London

Thinking Aloud, (curated by Richard Wentworth) National Touring Exhibitions, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Cornerhouse, Manchester and Camden Arts Centre, London

New Art from Britain, Kunstraum Innsbruck (curated by Peter Murray)

Private Face/Urban Space, A new generation of artists from Britain, The Gasworks, Athens (curated by Katerina Gregos + Henry Meyric Hughes)

Pictura Britannica - Art from Britain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia and Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand (curated by Bernice Murphy)

Der Verlorene Garten, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestral, Switzerland (curated by Roman Kurmeyer)

Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and '90s, Hayward Gallery, London (curated by Michael Archer + Greg Hilty)

Private View: Contemporary British and German Artists, A New Collection for John and Josephine Bowes, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Durham (curated by Penelope Curtis)

From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptors' Drawings, Frith Street Gallery, London and Karsten Schubert, London

Time Wise, Swiss Institute, New York

The pleasure of aesthetic life, The Showroom, London (curated by Amikam Toren)

The British Art Show, National Touring Exhibition: Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh: Cardiff
New Art from London, Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis; CAM, Houston, Texas

Anya Gallaccio and Fortun O'Brien, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam

Where you were even now, Kunsthalle Winterthur (curated by Roman Kurzmeyer)

Chocolate!, The Swiss Institute, New York

On Beauty, Regina Gallery, Moscow (curated by Dan Cameron)

Art Unlimited: Multiples from the 1960s and 1990s, National Touring Exhibition

Le Shuttle, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

A Group Show, Gallery Artists, Karsten Schubert, London

Domestic Violence, Gio Marconi, Milan (curated by Alison Jaques)

Choix de Bruxelles, Espace Jacqmotte, Brussels

inSITE 94, (Chrematis), Aqua Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico; MOCA San Diego

Punishment and Decoration, Hohenthal und Bergen, Cologne (curated by Michael Corris)

Sarah Staton Supastore Boutique, Laure Genillard Gallery, London

Sarah Staton Supastore, Poster Studio, London

Yours, Wooster Gardens, New York (curated by Michael Jenkins)

Home Alone, with Angus Fairhurst, 85 Charlotte Street, London

Le Jardin de la Vierge, Musée Instumental, Brussels

Mandy Loves Declan 100%, Mark Boote Gallery, New York

Le Principle de Réalité, Villa Arson, Nice

Ha-Ha, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

Sweet Home, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Gwynedd; South London Gallery, London; Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall; Aberystwyth Arts Centre

15/1, Malania Basarab Gallery, London

With Attitude, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Karsten Schubert Ltd, London

20 Fragile Pieces, Galerie Barbara et Luigi Polla, Geneva (curated by Gianni Romano)

Life Size, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Prato, Italy

A Group Show: Lea Andrews, Keith Coventry, Anya Gallaccio, Liam Gillick, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Steven Pippin, Marc Quinn, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread, Barbara Gladstone Gallery and Stein Gladstone Gallery, New York (curated by Clarissa Dalrymple)

Broken English, Serpentine Gallery, London

The Times: London's Young Artists, Art '91 Olympia, London

Rachel Evans, Anya Gallaccio, Bridget Smith, The Clove Building, London

Confrontaciones, Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid
of Installation Site Three, Surrey Docks, London

Next Phase, Wapping Pumping Station, London

East Country Yard Show, Surrey Docks, London

New Year New Talent, Anderson O'Day, London

The Drum Show, Broadgate Arena, London

Freeze, Surrey Docks, London Projects

Poetic Figuration in the Eighties, Laudale House, London

Selected Collections

Tate Collection, LondonPublications

Bakker, J., Anya Gallaccio: Silver Seed, Ridinghouse, 2006. Gallaccio, A., Anya Gallaccio, 97.1, International Artist-in-Residence Program, 1997. Gillick, L., Lea Andrews, Keith Coventry, Anya Gallaccio, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Steven Pippin, Marc Quinn, Marcus Taylor, Rachel Whiteread, B. Gladstone, 1992. Rugoff, R., Anya Gallaccio: Chasing Rainbows, Locus+, 1999.

Schama, S., Reitmaier, H., Horlock, M., Anya Gallaccio: Beat, Tate Publishing, 2002.

Selected Articles

Hasegawa, Yuko. egofugal / fugue from ego for the next emergence. 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. Reckitt, Helena, and Peggy Phelen. Art and Feminism. Phaidon Press. Morgan, Robert C. Anya Gallaccio at Lehmann Maupin, Tema Celeste, Nov-Dec: 79 Smith, Roberta. Anya Gallaccio, Art in Review, The New York Times. 19 Oct: E39 Mahoney, Robert. Anya Gallaccio, 'Blessed, Time Out. 11-18 Oct: 57. Levin, Kim. Anya Gallaccio, Voice Choices, The Village Voice. 2 Oct: 86. Newhall, Edith. Talent: A Tree Grows in Manhattan, New York Magazine. 1 Oct: 103. Anya Gallaccio, Galleries-Downtown, The New Yorker. 24 Sept: 16. Gell, Aaron. Critical Eye: Art. W Magazine. Sept: 272. Francis, Mark, with Cristina Colomar and Christabel Stewart, Eds. fig-1 50 Projects in 50 Weeks, fig-1 2000 Ltd and Spafax Publishing. Blazquez Abiscal, Jimena. Interview in arte y naturaleza. NMAC (exh. cat.) Hoet, Jan and Dewilde, Michel. artline 5-Natur & Architektur, two volumes, Stadt Borken and S.M.A.K. Gent (exh. cat.) FIELD DAY: Sculpture from Britain, Taipei Fine Arts Museum and The British Council (exh. cat.) Gussin, Graham and Ele Carpenter. Eds. Nothing. August Media. Patrick, Keith. Sites of trespass, the return of the narrative. Contemporary Visual Arts. 33: 42-47. McLaren, Duncan. Ancestral Voices. Contemporary Visual Arts. 32: 54-59. Cold Comfort. Round Up, The Guardian. 25 Jan.

Gallaccio, Anya. Response to a space. (a-n) For Artists. Nov: 3. Kent, Sarah. Lemon Tree Hill. Time Out. 23-30 Aug: 52. Markwell, Lisa. Estate of the Art. The Independent Magazine. 29 July: 28-29. Den Breejen, Maartje. Vergankelijkheid, geld, chocola en rotte appels. Het Parool. 22 Jul: 27. Bronwa, Sacha. Zoetfris maar ook misselijkmakend. Volkskrant. 12 Jul. Hughes, Henry Meyric. New Art from London. Tema Celeste. Mar/April: 64-69.

Zoo. 3: 174-175. Kataoka, Mami. Releasing Senses. Tokyo City Opera Art Gallery (exh. cat.) Deblonde, Gautier. artists. Tate Gallery. Nairne, Andrew. Chasing Rainbows. Tramway and Locus+. Patrick, Keith. Anya Gallaccio: Chasing Rainbows. Contemporary Visual Arts. 25: 76-77. Musgrave, David. Natural Dependency. Art Monthly. 232: 34-36. Kennedy, Maev. Out of the garret. The Guardian. 1 Oct. Searle, Adrian. Gifted. The Guardian Weekend. 2 Oct: 24-25. Mahoney, Elisabeth. Anya Gallaccio. Art Monthly. 226: 31-33. Beaumont, Susanna. Say it with flowers. The List, Art Preview. 4 Mar. Henry, Clare. Melting Moments. The Herald Magazine. 13 Mar. Mahoney, Elisabeth. The floral trance. The Scotsman. 12 Mar. REAL/LIFE. Ryusei Ikebana. 465: 34-35.

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