Fiona Banner

1966

born in Merseyside, UK

lives and works in London, UK

 
Education  

1989

1993

BA Fine Arts, Kingston Polytechnic London, UK

MA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College London, UK 

 
Commissions  

2010

2008

2003

The Duveen Galleries Commission, Tate Britain, London, UK

1301PE Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

“More London”, Full Stops for Tower Bridge, London, UK 

 
Selected Solo Exhibitions   

2019

„Full Sea Stop Scape“, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

Independant Art Fair, New York, USA

 

2018

“Buoys Boys”, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wale

 

2017

“Runway (AW17)”, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands

 

2016/17

“Au Cœur des Ténèbres”, mfc-michèle didier Gallery, Paris, France

 

2016

“Buoys Boys” De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK

“Fiona Banner”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

“Scroll Down and Keep Scrolling”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany

“Fiona Banner”, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

“Study #13. Every Word Unmade, Fiona Banner”, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK

 

2015/16

“Scroll Down and Keep Scrolling”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

 

2015

“FONT”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

 

2014

“Wp, Wp, Wp”, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

“Mistah Kurtz – He Not Dead”, a collaboration with the Archive of Modern Conflict featuring images by Paolo Pellegrin, PEER, London, UK

 

2013

“The Vanity Press. Fiona Banner”, Summerhall, Edingburgh, Scotland

 

2012

“Unboxing. The Greatest Film Never Made”, 1301PE Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

2011

“Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

 

2010/11

“Harrier and Jaguar”, Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010, London, UK

“The Naked Ear”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

 

2010

“Tornado”, Co-commission by Locus+ and Great North Run Culture, 2010, Newcastle, UK

“Punctuation Marks”, Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010, London, UK

“All the World‘s Fighter Planes”, Musée d‘art de Joliette, Québec, Canada

 

2007

“Peace On Earth”, Tate Britain, London, UK

“Every Word Unmade”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

“The Bastard Word”, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

 

2006

1301 PE, Los Angeles, USA

“Nude”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

“Parade”, presented by Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, USA

“Nude”, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, USA

 

2004

“Arsenal”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

 

2003

Murray Guy, New York, USA

“Fiona Banner”, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

 

2002

Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

“my plinth is your lap”, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

“my plinth is your lap”, NAK, Aachen, Germany

 

2001

“Arsewoman in Wonderland”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

“Arsewoman in Wonderland”, Murray Guy, New York, USA

“Arsewoman in Wonderland”, Rainbow, 24/7, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

 

2000

1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

Soixante-Neuf, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, USA

 

1999/00

“STOP”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

 

1999

“Don‘t Look Back”, Brook ALlexander Gallery, New York, USA

“Don‘t Look Back”, Murray Guy, New York, USA

“Asterisk”, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany

“THE NAM and Related Mateial”, Printed Matter, New York, USA

Statements, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland

 

1998

1301 PE, Brian Butler, Los Angeles, USA

Tate Gallery, ART NOW ROOM, London, UK

“Love double”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

 

1997

“The Nam – 1000 page all text flick book”, London, UK

“Only the Lonely”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

 

1995

“Viewing Room”, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, USA

 

1994

“Pushing Back The Edge Of The Envelope”, City Racing, London, UK

 
Selected Group Exhibitions   

2018

“How to See [What Isn’t There]”, Works from the Burger Collection Hong Kong, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

“After Babel”, Second chapter of the exhibition trilogy The Unwritten Library, curated by Anna Kafetsi, annex M, Athens, Greece

“Edge of Visibility”, International Print Center, New York, USA

“Good Grief, Charlie Brown!”, Somerset House, London, UK

“She sees the Shadows”, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales

“Face to Face”, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 

“Dialogues with A Collection”, Laure Genillard, London, UK

“Transcript”, Charlie Smith London, UK

“Journeys with The Waste Land”, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

“Break in Transmission”, The Holden Gallery Machester School of Art, Manchester, UK

 

2017

“Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11”, Imperial War Museum, London, UK

“Outspoken”, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK

“A New Region of the World”, Bunkier Sztuki’s Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kracow, Poland

“ISelf Collection: The End of Love”, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

“Turkish Tulips”, The Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK

“Summer Breeze”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

“Sunset Decor”, curated by Magalí Arriola, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

“Words Words Words”, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium  

“A Map they could all understand (The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll, 1876)”, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium

“Cinéma Mon Amour. Film in Art”, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau, Switzerland

“Artist Spaces”, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany

“Murray Guy”, Murray Guy, New York, USA

 

2016/17

“NEON: The Charged Line”, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK

 

2016

“Diana Thater and Fiona Banner”, 1301PE, Los Angeles

“Never Judge a Book…”, Richard Booth Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye, UK

“Found”, Foundling Museum, London, UK

“… und eine welt noch” curated by Mirim Schoofs and Katja Schroeder Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

 

2015/16

“Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact”, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA

“Le Souffleur. Schürmann trifft Ludwig”, from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann collection, Sammlung Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

 

2015

“Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements”, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

“Dora”, Stanley Picker Gallery, London, UK

“Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening”, Barbican Centre, London, UK

“Void: There’s Nothing More Left, But A Little Trace From Human Beings”, Ginkgo Space, Beijing, China

“Fiona Banner \ Ann-Sofi Sidén”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

“A Man Walks into a Bar – Jokes & Postcards” curated by Franziska and

Johannes Sperling, me Collectors Room – Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin, Germany

 

2014

“Silver: Works by Gallery Artists 1989-2014”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

“The Nakeds”, The Drawing Room, London, UK

“Building Site”, Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield, UK

“Summerstage”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

“Mirror”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

“Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art”, The Eli&Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

“This Page Intentionally Left Blank”, curated by Franz Thalmair Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2013

“The Dark Would”, Summerhall Edinburgh, UK

“Go! You sure? Yeah.”, A POOL exhibition, LUMA/Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland

“Signs and Messages II”, Kate Macgarry, London, UK

“Invitation to a Beheading”, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

“Exploding Utopia”, Laure Genillard, London, UK

“Viewfinder”, Tim Sheward Projects, London, UK

“A Room for London: Roi des Belges”, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK

“Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art”, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

“Knock Knock: Seven artists in Hastings”, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK

“I Think It Rains, Quandrilogy 2. Hong Kong”, curated by Daniel Kurjakovic, Burger Collection at Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong, China

“Words to be Spoken Aloud”, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

“Word.Image.Space”, Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, Germany

“Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change”, Middlesbrough, Institute of Modern Art, UK

“Glassstress: White Light/White Heat”, Collateral event of the 55th

international art exhibition La Biennale die Venezia, Instituto Veneto die

Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice Biennale, Italy

 

2012

“Catch Phrases and the Powers of Language”, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland

“Greetings from Los Angeles”, Starkwhite, Auckland, USA

HELP/LESS, Printed Matter, New York, USA

Graphology, The Drawing Room, London; Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

“Text in Process”, RH Gallery, New York, USA

“So to Speak”, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York; USA

Alice in Wonderland, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea, Rovereto;

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Neon, “Who‘s afraid of red, yellow and blue?”, La Maison Rouge, Paris

Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

“Catch Phrases and the Powers of Language”, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland

“Postscript”, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, USA

 

2011/12

“Dance I Draw”, ICA Boston, Boston, USA and The Tang Museum, Skimore College, New York, USA

 

2011

“Vis A Vis”, Rossi Contemporary, Brussels, The Netherlands

“Alice in Wonderland”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

September 11, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

“Friendship of The Peoples”, Simon Oldfield, London, UK

“I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing”, MoMA, New York, UK

“God Made Me Hardcore”, Proyectos/Sauna, Bogotá, Colombia “Women War Artists”, Imperial War Museum, London, UK

“Everything in Time”, The Center for Book Arts, New York, USA

“…avec Excoffon”, IFF, Marseille, France

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, USA

 

2010

“Let‘s Dance”, One Room, One Work, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

MAC/ VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine cedex, France

“Echo…from the age that I was able to see it”, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium

“Peeping Tom”, Vegas Gallery, London, UK

“Nothing is Forever”, South London Gallery, London, UK

Everything in Time, Visual Studies Workshop, New York

“Fiona Banner – Marcus Becker – Diango Hernández”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

Musée Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

“DLA Pipe Series. This is Sculpture”, Tate Liverpool, UK

“Behind the Green Door”, Harris Lieberman, New York, USA

“Emporte – Moi, Sweep me of my feet”, Mac/Val, Paris; France

“One Room, One Work”, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

“After the Volcano”, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

Sommerausstellung 2010, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

“… But the Clouds … – History and what the Artists Think”, The Musée de

“l‘Appel de la liberté”, Fontaine de Vaucluse, France

 

2009

“Session_7_Words”, Am Nuden Da, London, UK

“Winter Light”, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

 

catalogues

 

 

2019

 

 

2016

„Font Book“,  Published by The Vanity Press, Bywater Bros. Editions and Presentation House Gallery, 144 p. Paperback

„Gallery Guide stack“ 9.500 pages of gallery notes

 

2015

„Scroll Down and Keep Scrolling“  Published by The Vanity Press in association with Ikon, Birmingham and Kunsthalle Nuremberg, 832 p. Paperback

„Heart of Darkness“, Published by The Vanity Press and Four Corners, ISBN 978-1-909829-05-3, 320 p.

 

2014

 

 

Heart of Darkness“, Graphite on portfolio, 38 silver gelatin photographs
Photos: Paolo Pellegrin commissioned by Fiona Banner. Accessioned into the Archive of Modern Conflict

„Wp Wp Wp“, Printed with two covers, Published by The Vanity Press, London and Yorkshire Sculpture Park
ISBN 978-1-907631-55-9, 160 p.

„Mistah Kurtz – He Not dead“, Lithographic print on paper,
Edition of 2500, Photo: Paolo Pellegrin commissioned by Fiona Banner in collaboration with the Archive of Modern Conflict
Published by The Vanity Press and PEER, London

 

2013

„Sculpture“, Mousemat Published by The Vanity Press, London

„Untitled (Septembermagazine)“,By Paul Elliman Published by The Vanity Press, London and Roma Publications, Amsterdam, ISBN 978 94 91843 05 1, 592 p.

„The VanityPress“,One off publication, Neon bent by artist, paper template, wire, transformer, Perspex frame ISBN 978-1-907631-21-4

„The Vanity Press“, Published by The Vanity Press and Summerhall. 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival. 32 p.

 

 

2012

Copyright, 2012
Screenprint on various media
Dimensions variable
Published by The Vanity Press, 2012

 

No Image Available, 2012
400 page Hardback
24.4 x 18 x 4.5 cm
Edition of 1
Published by The Vanity Press, 2012

 

The Complete Text of Snoopy’s Novel, 2012
Screen Print on Fluroscent Paper
Edition of 10, Published by The Vanity Press, 

 

Dear Contributor
Screen-print on silver coated aluminium

Back to the: Music
Screen-print and paint on fluorescent paper

Order of Service, Published by the Vanity Press, 2012 for The Exquisite Corpse will Drink the Young Wine.

Church Posters, Published by the Vanity Press, 2012 for The Exquisite Corpse will Drink the Young Wine.