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Karla Black is a British visual artist who was born in 1972. Karla Black has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the David Zwirner, 519 West 19th Street and at the Modern Art. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Unpreventable Within' sold at Christie's King Street 'Thinking Big' in 2013 for $16,164. There have been Numerous articles about Karla Black, including 'Karla Black / Solo Exhibition at Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London' written for VernissageTV in 2012.

Auction Results

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Karla Black, Don't depend
Cardbaord, paper...
Don't depend
Lot 805
Karla Black, Unpreventable Within
cling film, baby...
Unpreventable Within
Lot 39
Christie's King Street

Selected Events

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Karla Black - Modern Art
UK / London : Exhibition
Modern Art

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Absolutely Curtains: Karla Black’s Diaphanous Walls at Modern Art
Art Critical / Paul Carey-kent
Modern Art gallery recently moved back towards the East...
London Calling: Frieze Week 2014
MutualArt / Lori Zimmer
Pack your bags, London is calling! As Frieze and its...
Edinburgh Art Festival: Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, review: 'diverse'
Telegraph / Alastair Sooke
This celebration of Scottish art from the last quarter...
Jessica Stockholder and Karla Black at Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
MOUSSE Magazine
Raffaella Cortese is proud to present “Glimpse”, a solo...

Bad Thing

Lying on her side on the floor she stared at a cup. She thought about what had happened, and how it existed in the world now like an unchangeable and definite solid.

To begin with there had been no words, only the staring and a feeling that what had happened actually was the cup. By looking at it she got to know it. The cup could not be ignored or denied because there it was.

She eventually realised that if the bad thing that had happened had edges and could be looked at, then it must be separate from her and she must, therefore, be able to get away from it. She kept lying there looking, not used to it enough yet to leave it.

(Karla Black, Tollcross 111, Ed. Neil Bickerton, Neil Mulholland, Glasgow 2005)

Born in 1972 in Alexandria, Scotland, Karla Black lives and works in Glasgow. She has recently presented solo exhibitions at Capitain Petzel, Berlin (2010), Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg (2010), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2009), Migros Museum, Zurich (2009) and Mary Mary, Glasgow (2009). Her work has also been shown as part of “Nothing to say and I am saying it” at Kunstverein Freiburg (2009) and “Black Hole” at Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca (2009), and was also included in the 1st Brussels Biennial (2008), “Strange Solution”, Art Now at Tate Britain, London (2008) and “Poor Thing” at Kunsthalle Basel (2007).

Karla Black is represented by Galery Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Karla Black, David Zwirner, 519 West 19th Street, USA, Chelsea
Karla Black, Raffaella Cortese Galleria, Italy, Milan
Karla Black, Modern Art, UK, London
Karla Black, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Germany, Cologne
Karla Black, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, University City
Karla Black, Modern Art, UK, London
Karla Black, Schinkel Pavillion, Germany, Berlin
Karla Black: Concentrations 55, Dallas Museum of Art, USA, Dallas Arts District
Karla Black, Capitain Petzel, Germany, Berlin
Karla Black, Mary Mary Gallery, UK, Glasgow
Karla Black, Modern Art Oxford, UK, Oxford
Karla Black, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK, Edinburgh
KARLA BLACK, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Germany, Cologne
Karla Black, Westlondonprojects, UK, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
Manifesta 10, Manifesta Foundation, Netherlands, Amsterdam
Karla Black and Karin Ruggaber, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, UK, Carmarthen
Just What Is Not Is Possible: Painting in Space, Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany, Essen
Neo Povera, L & M Arts, Los Angeles, USA, Venice
Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland, Basel
21 REVOLUTIONS, Royal Scottish Academy, UK, Edinburgh
Everywhere and on everything, Kurimanzutto, Mexico, Mexico City
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Gallery, UK, London
All of This and Nothing, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Westwood
British Art Show 7, Tramway, UK, Glasgow
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Gallery of Modern Art - Glasgow, UK, Glasgow
Radical Autonomy, Netwerk / center for contemporary art, Belgium, Aalst
Structure & Material, Spike Island, UK, Bristol
Tableaux, Magasin, National Center of Contemporary Art Grenoble, France, Grenoble
Tom Humphreys: Flaca , Portikus, Germany, Frankfurt
Structure and Material, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK, Walsall
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Plymouth Arts Centre, UK, Plymouth
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, The Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, UK, Plymouth
Arte Essenziale, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, Frankfurt
Turner Prize 2011, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, UK, Gateshead
Arte Povera, Musée Carré d'Art, France, Nimes
The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, UK, Edinburgh
Before the Law, Post-War Sculpture and Spaces of Contemporary Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, Cologne
Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, UK, Sloane Square
Karla Black and Nate Lowman, Andrea Rosen Gallery, USA, Chelsea
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Nottingham Contemporary, UK, Nottingham
Newspeak: British Art Now, Part 2, The Saatchi Gallery, UK, Sloane Square
Karla Black / Christoph Ruckhaberle, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Switzerland, Zürich
Material Intelligence, Kettle's Yard, UK, Cambridge
Material Intelligence, Kettle's Yard, UK, Cambridge
Material Intelligence, Kettle's Yard, UK, Cambridge
Art Now: Strange Solution, Tate Britain, UK, Millbank
Karla Black, Elliott Hundley, Ross Tibbles, Modern Art, UK, London