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Gillian Wearing is a contemporary British visual artist who was born in 1963. Gillian Wearing has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Untitled (Everything in Life...)' sold at Christie's New York 'THE REFCO COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS' in 2006 for $50,400. There have been Numerous articles about Gillian Wearing, including 'Artifacts | Gillian Wearing’s True Stories' written by Linda Yablonsky for New York Times Magazine in 2011.

Auction Results

Works at auction, latest auction results, sales and prices of Gillian Wearing from auction houses worldwide.

Gillian Wearing, Melanie and Kelly
Screenprint in...
Melanie and Kelly
Lot 506
Dreweatts, London
Gillian Wearing, Self-Portrait at Three Years Old
digital c-type...
Self-Portrait at Three Years Old
Lot 49
Christie's South Kensington
Gillian Wearing, I signed on and they would not give me nothing (from Signs that Say What You Want Them To Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You To Say)
c-print on aluminium
I signed on and they would not give me...
Lot 52
Christie's South Kensington
c-print on aluminum
Lot 342
Sotheby's New York

Selected Events

Exhibitions, openings, art fairs, auctions and other events for Gillian Wearing around the world.

UK / Coventry : Exhibition
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
40 Years of Women Artists - from the Permanent Collection - The New Art Gallery Walsall
UK / Walsall : Exhibition
The New Art Gallery Walsall

Latest News & Articles

In The Press: Latest news, articles and reviews about Gillian Wearing from leading publications worldwide.

10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
In this article we bring you a selection of 10 opening...
Group exhibition of video works, some shown for the first time in L.A. opens at Regen Projects
Regen Projects presents a group exhibition of video...
Traditionalists look away: Gillian Wearing unveils subjects for Birmingham Family sculpture
Culture24 / Mark Sheerin
The family chosen for a new sculpture to represent...
Gillian Wearing and Ikon Gallery search for A Real Birmingham Family at The Mailbox
Culture24 / Sarah Jackson
For one Birmingham family, immortality could soon be...



Born 1963 Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Currently lives and works in London.

Education: Goldsmiths' College, University of London, B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art, 1987-90

Chelsea School of Art, B.TECH Art & Design, 1985-87

Solo Exhibitions:


“Gillian Wearing: Pin-Ups and Family History,” Regen Projects, CA, July 12 –

August 23, 2008


“Gillian Wearing: Family Monument,” special project curated by Fabio

Cavallucci and Cristina Natalicchio, Galleria Civica de Arte

Contemporanea di Trento, Trento, Italy, March 24 – June 10, 2007


“Gillian Wearing: Family History,” Maureen Paley, London, United Kingdom


“Gillian Wearing: Snapshot,” Bloomberg SPACE, London, England, October

8 – November 12, 2005


“Family Portraits,” De Hallen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 3 –

June 20, 2004

“Album,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, March 27 – April 24, 2004

Kiasma/Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki


“Album,” Interim Art, London, England, October 11-November 23, 2003
“Album,” Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY, November 22, 2003-January

10, 2004


“Mass Observation,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 19, 2002 -

January 19, 2003; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal,
Canada, February 26-April 20, 2003; University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, September 4 – December 14, 2003

"Gillian Wearing: a trilogy," Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

July 13 - October 27


"I Love You," Sammlung Goetz, Munchen,Germany, June 2 – August 4
“Broad Street,” Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, May 22 – September 30
“Sous Influence,” ARC, Paris, March 10-May 6, 2001


“Gillian Wearing,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, December 9, 1999 –

January 20, 2001

“Drunk,” Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, November 11 – December 3
Serpentine Gallery, London, England, September 16 – October 29; “la Caixa”,

Madrid, Spain, February 9 - April 1; Centro Galego de Arte

Comtemporanea, July 17 - October 7, 2001, cat.

Gorney Bravin+Lee, New York, NY, April 22 – May 20


Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Drunk, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, England, October – November 21


Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan, September – October 31

Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland


Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, Belgium

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, New York, September 26 – October 25

Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

10 - 16, Chisenhale Gallery, London

Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy


Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, England, December 1, 1996 – January



Wish You Were Here (Video Evenings at De Appel), Amsterdam

Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Gillian Wearing, City Projects - Prague, Part II,

The British Council, Prague

Valentina Moncada, Rome (British Council)

Maureen Paley Interim Art, London


Western Security, Hayward Gallery, London


Maureen Paley Interim Art, London


City Racing, London

Group Exhibitions:


“TARANTULA,” The Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in collaboration with MIA –

Milano in Alto, Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy, June 30, 2008 – July 27,

“Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art,” Barbicon Art Gallery, London, UK, March

6 – May 18, 2008


“Mask,” James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, December 13, 2007 – January 26,


“First Person,” University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, CA, October 17,

2007– May 11, 2008

“Shoot the Family,” Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center

Gallery, Columbus, OH, September 13 – November 7, 2007

“Talking Pictures,” K 21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf,

Germany, August 18 – November 4, 2007

“Passion Complex: Selected Works from the Albright-Knox At Gallery,” 21st

Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, August 1 –

November 11, 2007

“Held Together with Water,” Art from the Sammlung Verbund, Vienna,

Austria, May 9 – September 16, 2007


“Masquerade: Role-Playing in Self-Portraiture—Photographs from the Audrey

and Sydney Irmas Collection,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los

Angeles, CA, October 12 – January 7, 2007

“The Monty Hall Problem,” curated by Slater Bradley, Blum & Poe, Los

Angeles, CA, July 1 – August 19, 2006

“Of Mice and Men,” 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany,

March 25 – June 5, 2006

“Local Stories,” Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England, March 7 – April 30, 2006

“Family Pictures,” Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, February 9 – April



“Shoot the Family,” curated by Independent Curators International, Cranbrook

Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, February 4 – April 2, 2006; travels to

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, June 23 – September 3, 2006;

travels to Western Gallery, Western Washington University,

Bellingham, Washington, October 2 – December 1, 2006; cat.


“Family Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the


of the Guggenheim Museum,” organized by Jennifer Blessing,

Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland, September 28 – December

23, 2005; cat.

“Person of the Crowd,” organized by David Little, Contemporary M useum,

Baltimore, MD, October 21, 2005 – January 14, 2006

Rencontres D’arles Festival, Arles, France, July – September 2005

“Body: New Art from the UK,” Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, May –

September 2005

“Emotional Realism,” Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Canada,

May – June 2005

“Bidibidobidiboo,” curated by Francesco Bonami, Sandretto Re

Rebaudengo Collection, Turin, Italy, May 31 – October 2, 2005

“Getting Emotional,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, May 19 –

September 4, 2005


“Monument to Now,” Deste-Nea Ionia Exhibition Space, curated by Dan

Cameron, Alison M. Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni, Nancy Spector,

and Jeffrey Deitch, Athens, Greece, June 22 – December 31, 2004

“Revolving Doors,” Fundación Telefónica, Madrid

“Social Creatures: How body becomes art,” Sprengel Museum Hannover\

“Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today,”

Whitechapel, London, UK, December 3 – March 6, 2005

2003 “Inaugural Exhibition," Regen Projects. Los Angeles, February 25 –

March 8, 2003

“Strange Days,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“Synopsis III - Fiction and Reality,” National Museum of Contemporary
Art, Athens
“Micropolitics I. Art and Everyday Life: 2001 – 1989,” Espai d’Art

Contemporani de Castelló, January 10 – March 30, 2003

“The Ends of History,” The collection of the IAC FRAC, Rhones-Alpes, in

ten locations in Chambéry, organized by Institut d’Art

Contemporain Villeurbanne, November 7, 2003- February 9, 2004

“Happiness: a survival guide for art & life,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo


“Touch: Relational Art from the 1990’s to Now,” curated by Nicolas Bourriaud,

San Francisco Art Institute Walter and McBean Galleries, October 18 –
December 14

“Die Wohltat der kunst: Post\Feministische Positionen der 90er Jahre aus der
Sammlung Goetz,” Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
“Coming of Age,” The New Art Gallery, Walsall
“To Whom it May Concern,” California College of Arts and Crafts,
San Francisco
“I Promise it's Political,” Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop,” Tate Liverpool
“Bienal de São Paulo,” Sao Paulo, Brazil
“The Video Show,” Centraal Museum, Utrecht
“Acquisitions 2001 – Part 1: Photographs, Video Installations, Video,” National
Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens


"Revolving Doors," curated by: Montse Badia, apexart curatorial program, New

York, November 14- December 22

"Die Wohltat Der Kunst - Post/Feministische Positionen der 90er Jahre aus der

Sammlung Goetz," Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, September 14 -
November 10

"Let's Entertain," Co-produced by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the

Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d'art moderne, Paris; travels
to Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, September 13 - November 18, cat.

"Sous influence," Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, March 10 - May 6

"Film Festival Rotterdam," Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam,

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

"Century City," Tate Modern, London
“Telling Tales: Narrative Impulses in Recent Art,” Tate Liverpool


"Scopophilia: Pleasure in Looking," The Contemporary Arts Center,

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Autowerke," Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
"Intelligence: New British Art 2000, "Tate Britain, London
"Puerile ’69," The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
"Tate Modern Collection," Tate Modern, London
docudrama, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St. Edmunds
Tate Britain Collection, Tate Gallery, London

Let’s Entertain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and touring

Quotidiana, Castello di Rivoli, Turin

Makeshift, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas


Rewind to the Future, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

and Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

People, Le Spot, contemporary art centre, Le Harve

Hundstage, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen

Ex-Change, La Criee-Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes

The Viewing Room, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City

This Other World of Ours, TV Gallery, Moscow

Rattling the Frame: The Photographic Space 1974-1999,

SF Camerawork, San Francisco

La Coscienza Luccicante, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

6th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Garden of Eros, Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona

Common People, Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin

Sweetie: Female Identity in British Video, The British School at Rome

Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millennium, The California College

of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

Private Room / Public Space, Almeers Centrum Hedendaagse Kunst,

Al Almere, The Netherlands


La Concienza Luccicante, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

In Visible Light, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Fast Forward Body Check, Kunstverein, Hamburg

Sensation - Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection,

Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Contemporary British Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Galerija Dante Marino Cettina, Umag, Croatia

UK Maximum Diversity, Galerie Krinzinger, Bregenz

and Künste Wein, Vienna, Austria

A Collection in the Making, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Internationale Foto Triennale/Photography as Concept,

Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany

Made in London, Musea de Electricidade, Lisbon

La Sphere de L’Intime, Le Printemps de Cahors, Saint-Cloud, France

Real/Life: New British Art, Japanese Museum Tour, Tochigi Prefectural

Museum of Fine Arts, Fukuoka City Art Museum, Hiroshima Museum of

Contemporary Art, Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art

Musée du Rochechouart, (with Valerie Jouve and Rineke Dijkstra),

Rochechouart, France

Videorama, Depot, Kunst und Diskussion, Vienna, Austria

White Noise, Kunsthalle Berne, Switzerland

ENGLISH ROSE in Japan (with Tracey Emin & Georgina Starr),

The Ginza Artspace, Tokyo, Japan


The Turner Prize 1997, Tate Gallery, London

Private Face - Urban Space, co-organised by the Hellenic Art Galleries

Association & The Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art,

Athens & Rethymnon, Greece

Tales from the City, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Sensation, Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Art, London

Pictura Britannica: Art from Britain, Museum of Contemporary Art,

Sydney, Australia, travelling to Adelaide, Australia and

Wellington, New Zealand,

Projects, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Package Holiday - New British Art in the Ophiuchus Collection

The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece

Splash, AAC Galerie Weimar, Germany

I.D., Nouveau Musee, Villeurbanne, France

Gillian Wearing/Barbara Visser, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada

In Visible Light: Photography and Classification in Art, Science and the

Everyday, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford


I.D., Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Life / Live, co - curated by Laurence Bosse & Hans-Ulrich Obrist,

ARC (Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris), France

Full House -Young British Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

Playpen & Corpus Delirium, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

a/drift: Scenes From the Penetrable Culture, curated by Joshua Decter,

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York

The Aggression of Beauty, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin

Electronic Undercurrents - Art & Video in Europe, The Royal Museum of

Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Private View, Contemporary Art in the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle,

County Durham, co - curated by Penelope Curtis and Veit Görner,

organised by the Henry Moore Institute

The Fifth New York Video Festival,

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York

Toyama Now '96, curated by Iwona Blazwick,

The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan

The Cauldron, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

NowHere, (Incandescent, curator Laura Cottingham),

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Auto-reverse 2, Centre National D'Art Contemporain Grenoble, France

Traffic, CAPC Musée Contemporain Bordeaux, France
Imagined Communities, Oldham Art Gallery; John Hansard Gallery,

Southampton; Firstsite, Colchester; Walsall Museum & Art Gallery;
Royal Festival Hall, London; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Pandaemonium; London Festival of Moving Images, I.C.A, London


X/Y, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Campo, Venice Biennale, curated by Francesco Bonami

Sage, Galerie Michel Rien, Tours, France

It's not a picture, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan

Brilliant! New Art from London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Brill: Works on Paper by Brilliant Artists,

Montgomerie Glasgoe Fine Art, Minneapolis

British Art Show 4, touring Great Britain

Mysterium Alltag, Kampnagel, Hamburg,

(with Jane & Louise Wilson, Tacita Dean, Tracey Emin)

Aperto '95, Nouveau Musée, Institut d'Art Contemporain,

Villeurbanne, France

Hotel Mama (Aperto '95), Kunstraum, Wein, Austria

Make Believe, Royal College of Art, London

Mobius Strip, Basilico Fine Arts, New York

Hello! Andréhn - Schiptjenko, Stockholm

Gone, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, (with Bas Jan Ader,

Sam Durant, Rainer Ganahl)


Le Shuttle, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

3.016.026, Theoretical Events, Naples

Uncertain Identity, Galerie Analix B & L Polla, Geneva

Fuori Fase, Via Farini, Milan

Domestic Violence, curated by Alison Jacques, Gio Marconi's House, Milan

R.A.S, curated by Gianni Romano, Galerie Analix B & L. Polla, Geneva

Not Self-Portrait, Karsten Schubert, London


BT Young Contemporaries; Cornerhouse, Manchester, Orchard Gallery,

Derry, The Maplin Art Gallery, Sheffield, City Museum and Art

Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow

Okay Behaviour, 303 Gallery, New York

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

2 into 1, Centre 181 Gallery, London

Vox Pop, Laure Genillard Gallery, London


Instruction, Marconi Gallery, Milan

British Art Group Show, Le Musee des Beaux Arts dans Le Havre, France


Piece Talks, Diorama Art Centre, London

Clove 1, The Clove Building, London

Empty Gestures, Diorama Art Centre, London



"South Bank Show," London Weekend Television


Guest editor, Documents sur L'art


"Rooseum Video Programme," Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art,

SwedenHolly Street Estate Art Project, London



Turner Prize 1997


BT Young Contemporaries

Public Collections

ARC, Paris
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
The British Council, London
Contemporary Art Society, London
The Government Art Collection, London
The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Institut d’Art Contemporain Collection FRAC Rhône-Alpes
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Saatchi Gallery, London
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
South London Gallery, London
Simmons & Simmons, London
Tate Britain, London