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Lives and works in London

BA History of Art, University of Cambridge

Born in London

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Solo Exhibitions

' Drawn from Life', Sir John Soane's Museum, London
'Thames River Water', Ivorypress, Madrid

'Frozen Wave (The Conservation of Mass)', Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

'Frozen Waves, Broken Sublimes', Somerset House, London
The Toxic Sublime', White Cube, London
History Painting’, BOX, Berlin

Violence and Serenity’, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Málaga
The Sleep of Reason (Aklın Uykusu)’, ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul

Held by Desire’, White Cube, Hong Kong
Marc Quinn’, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, San Giorgio, Venice
Chelsea Flower Show’, London
All the Time in the World’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Planet’, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore (permanent installation)

London, 2012 Paralympics, centre sculpture in the Opening Ceremony, “Breath”
Marc Quinn: All of Nature Flows Through Us’, Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark
'Brave New World', Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Big Wheel Keeps on Turning (Марк Куинн «Большое колесо продолжает вращаться»)’, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
'The Littoral Zone', Musée Océanographique de Monaco, Monaco

All of Nature Flows Through Us’, Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway

'33°53’13’’N35°30’17’’E', LAB Art, The Platinum Tower, Beirut
Allanah, Buck, Catman, Chelsea, Michael, Pamela and Thomas’, White Cube, London
‘Marc Quinn’, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Iris’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Marc Quinn’, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas
'Selfs', Fondation Beyeler, Basel
Materialise, Dematerialise’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Carbon Cycle', Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
Myth’, Casa Giuleta, Verona

'Marc Quinn: Evolution', White Cube, London
Before, Now and After’, Galerie Hopkins-Custot, Paris
Marc Quinn’, Gana Art Centre, Seoul
‘Alison Lapper Pregnant’, The Forum, Rome

'Marc Quinn', DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal
Marc Quinn (Scolacium Archaeological Park)’, Parco Internazionale della Scultura, Museo MARCA, Catanzaro, Italy
Sphinx’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

‘Paintings’, Emanuele Bonomi, Milan
Marc Quinn’, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome
Recent Sculpture’, Groninger Museum, Groninger, The Netherlands
‘Marc Quinn’, Galerie Hopkins-Custot, Paris
‘Chemical Life Support’, Millesgarden, Stockholm

'Marc Quinn’, Galeria Guereta, Madrid
'Marc Quinn: Fourth Plinth, Alison Lapper Pregnant', Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London (2005 - 2007)
Chemical Life Support’, White Cube, London
Flesh: Meat Sculptures’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

‘The Incredible World of Desire’, IBM Building, New York
‘Marc Quinn’, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Somerset, United Kingdom
Flesh’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
The Complete Marbles’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

‘Mirror’, Power House, Memphis
‘The Overwhelming World of Desire (Paphiopedilum Winston Churchill Hybrid)’, Goodwood Sculpture Park, United Kingdom and Tate Britain, London

‘Behind the Mask – Portraits’, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
1+1=3 (Rainbow Sculpture)’, Cammell Laird Shipyard, Liverpool
Marc Quinn’, Tate Liverpool
‘Italian Landscapes from Garden 2000’, Terrace Gallery Harewood, Leeds

A Genomic Portrait – Sir John Sulston by Marc Quinn’, National Portrait Gallery, London
‘Italian Landscape’, Habitat, London
‘Marc Quinn – Garden’, Art of This Century, Paris

Still Life’, White Cube, London
Marc Quinn’, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Marc Quinn’, Fondazione Prada, Milan

Marc Quinn’, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
‘Marc Quinn – Drawings’, Sala Amárica-Amarica Aretoa, Victoria, Spain

Incarnate’, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Marc Quinn’, South London Gallery, London

‘Infra-Slim Spaces’, Invisible Museum, SCCA, Kiev

The Blind Leading the Blind’, White Cube, London
Emotional Detox – The Seven Deadly Sins - Art Now’, Tate Gallery, London

‘Marc Quinn’, Art Hotel, Amsterdam

‘Marc Quinn’, Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens

Out of Time’, Grob Gallery, London

Bread Sculpture’, Galerie Marquardt, Paris and Middendorf Gallery, Washington

Bronze Sculpture’, Otis Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

'Hyper Real', National Gallery Australia, Canberra
'Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve', Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
'Winckelmann. Modern Antiquity', The Klassik Stiftung, Weimar
'Where we are and where we have been', Kallos Gallery, London

'Identity Revisited', The Warehouse, Dallas
'Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick', Somerset House, London
'The World Meets Here', Custot Gallery, Dubai
'The Literati Within', S/2 Gallery, New York

'The Würth Collection in Berlin, Museum Würth and Berliner Festspiele
'Face of Britain', National Portrait Gallery, London
'Beyond Limits 2015', Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK

Art Everywhere’, 30,000 public sites across the UK
Open Air’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire
Bad Thoughts’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Selected Works from the YAGEO Foundation Collection’, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
‘Leaping the Fence’, Hestercombe House, UK
‘East Wing Biennial Exhibition’, Courtauld Institute, London

Beyond Limits, 2013’, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
Louise Vuitton Timeless Muses’, Tokyo Station Hotel, Japan

'FIAC 2012', Jardin des Tuilleries, Paris
'Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument', Institute of Contemporary Art, London
‘Marc Quinn & Darren Almond’ Patricia Low Contemporary, St Moritz

‘Surreal versus Surrealism’ in Contemporary Art, IVAM, Valencia
‘Nothing in the World but Youth’ Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK
Penelope’s Labour – Weaving words and Images’, Venice, Italy
Beyond Limits, 2011’, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK

‘The Visceral Body’, Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia
Crucible’ Gloucester Cathedral, UK
Cream’ Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Finland
‘The Foundation of Art, Sculpture and its Base since Auguste Rodin, Arp Museum, Germany
Beyond Limits, 2010’, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
‘Realismus: Das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit (Realism: The Adventure of Reality)’, Kunsthalle Emden, Kuntshalle Rotterdam & Kunsthalle Hypo-Kulturstiftung München

‘The World in the Body’, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
‘A Tribute to Ron Warren’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
‘Messiah’, Modem Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
‘No Visible Means of Escape’, Norwich Castle Museum, United Kingdom
‘Assembling Bodies – Art, Science and Imagination’, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
‘Fuentes – Non-European Influences on Contemporary Artists’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
‘Innovations in the Third Dimension – Sculpture of Our Time’, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut

‘Love’, National Gallery, London
‘Out of Shape – Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art’, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
‘Genesis – Die Kunst der Schopfung’, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Statuephilia – Contemporary Sculptors at the British Museum’, British Museum, London
Beyond Limits, 2008’, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
‘Nothing But Sculpture – 8th International Sculpture Biennale’, Carrara, Italy
‘Open XI International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations’, Venice Lido and San Servolo, Italy
‘Sphinxx’, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

‘Garden of Eden’, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
Skin’, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
‘Six Feet Under’, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
‘The Naked Portrait’, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh and Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
‘Timer 01 – Intimità’, Triennale Bovisa, Milan
‘Genesis – Life at the End of the Information Age’, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
‘Passion for Art – 35th Anniversary of the Essl Collection’, Essl Museum of ‘Contemporary Art’, Klosterneuburg, Austria
‘Framed: The Art of the Portrait’, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario

Aftershock – Contemporary British Art 1990-2006’, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China and Capital Museum, Beijing
‘Six Feet Under – Autopsy of Our Relation to the Dead’, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
‘Diagnosis (Art) – Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine’, Kunstmuseum Ahlen and Museum im Kulturspeicher, Wurzburg, Germany
‘Light’, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, United Kingdom
‘Eretica’, Museum Sant’Anna, Palermo, Sicily
‘EGOmania – Just When I Think I've Understood...’, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy

‘Imagine a World’, Bargehouse, London
‘Wunderkammer – The Artificial Kingdom’, The Collection, Lincoln, United Kingdom
‘Art Out of Place’, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, United Kingdom
‘Ripe for Picking Fruits and Flowers’, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York
‘“Bock mit Inhalt” Summer Exhibition’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
‘Summer Exhibition 2005’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
‘London Calling – Y[oung] B[ritish] A[rtists] Criss-Crossed’, Galleri Kaare Berntsen, Oslo
‘Blumenstück – Künstlers Glück’, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
‘The Body – Art & Science’, National Museum, Stockholm
‘Contemporary Photography and the Garden – Deceits & Fantasies’, The Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont; The Parrish Art Museum, New York; Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina and Tacoma Art Museum, Washington

‘Slimvolume 2004’, Redux, London
'The Flower as Image – From Monet to Jeff Koons’, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark
‘The Synaesthetics of Art and Public’, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
‘Lille Expo’, Lille, France
‘Garden of Eden’, Helsinki City Art Museum
‘The Garden of Delights', Galería Guereta, Madrid
‘Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed’, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
‘Art of the Garden’, Tate Britain, London; Ulster Museum, Belfast and Manchester Art Gallery
‘Secrets of the ’90s’, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands
‘Flowers’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
‘Ideale e Realtà’, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy

‘Fourth Plinth Proposal’, National Gallery, London
‘Fresh – Contemporary British Artists in Print’, Edinburgh Printmakers
Statements 7’, 50th Venice Biennale
‘Decembristerne’, Gallery Faurschou, Copenhagen
‘Independence’, South London Gallery, London
‘Genomic Issues’, Graduate Center Art Gallery, New York
‘Bull’s Eye – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection’, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
‘UnNaturally’, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa; H & R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute; Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, California and Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida

‘Face Off’, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
‘The Nude in Twentieth Century Art’, Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany
‘Rapture – Art’s Seduction by Fashion Since 1970’, Barbican Gallery, London
‘Thinking Big – Concepts for 21st Century British Sculpture’, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
‘The Rowan Collection – Contemporary British and Irish Art’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
‘Life is Beautiful’, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
‘In the Freud Museum’, Freud Museum, London
‘Iconoclash – Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion and Art’, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Second Skin – Historical Life Casting and Contemporary Sculpture’, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

‘Sacred and Profane’, Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom
‘Printers Inc.’, The Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
The Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award, London
‘Summer Exhibition 2001’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
‘Ohne Zögern’, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
‘Metamorphosis and Cloning’, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal
‘/Arts’, The Lux, London
‘London Nomad’, Beit Zeinab Khatoun, Cairo Biennale
‘Mind the Gap’, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Give & Take', Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘Heads and Hands’, Decatur House Museum, Washington

‘Contemporary Art Trail’, Wellcome Wing, The Science Museum, London
‘Spectacular Bodies – The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now’, Hayward Gallery, London
‘Conversation’, Milton Keynes Gallery, United Kingdom
‘Out There’, White Cube, London
‘Psycho’, Anne Faggionato, London

‘Skin’, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens
‘Something Warm and Fuzzy’, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
‘Into the Light – Photographic Printing out of the Darkroom’, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK
‘Officina Europa’, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy
‘Now It’s My Turn to Scream – Works by Contemporary British Artists from the Logan Collection’, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
‘Presence’, Tate Liverpool
‘Spaced Out – Late 1990s Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection’, The CCA Institute, California
‘As Above, So Below – The Body’s Equal Parts’, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia
‘Physical Evidence’, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

‘Family’, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
‘Group Exhibition’, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
‘Hope (Sufferance)’, Sun and Doves Gallery, London
‘The Colony Room 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition’, A22 Projects, London
‘A Portrait of Our Times – An Introduction to the Logan Collection’, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
‘UK Maximum Diversity’, Galerie Krinzinger, Benger Fabrik Bregenz, Austria
‘Sam Taylor-Wood, Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing and Marc Quinn’, Galerija Dante Marino Cettina, Umag, Croatia
‘Inner Self’, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

‘The Quick and the Dead – Artists and Anatomy’, Royal College of Art, London; Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, United Kingdom and City Art Gallery, Leeds
Sensation’, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
‘The Body’, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘Follow Me’, Kunstverein Kehdingen, Freiburg, Germany
‘A Ilha do Tesouro’, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

‘Thinking Print – Books to Billboards 1980-95’, Museum of Modern Art, New York
‘Hybrid’, De Appel, Amsterdam
‘Mäßig und gefräßig – Künstlerinstallationen’, MAK Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna
‘Works on Paper’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
‘Happy End’, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

‘Time Machine’, Musee Egizio, Turin
‘Faith, Hope, Charity’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
‘Contemporary British Art in Print’, Scottish Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh
‘Ripple Across the Water’, Minato Prefecture and Shibuya Prefecture, Tokyo

‘Life Is Too Much’, Galerie des Archives, Paris
Time Machine’, British Museum, London

‘Prospect 93’, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Sonsbeek 93’, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection’, Art Cologne
‘Real Real’, Vienna Secession
‘Restaurant’, Galerie Marc Jancou, Paris
Young British Artists II’, Saatchi Collection, London

The Boundary Rider, 9th Sydney Biennale’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘London Portfolio’, Karsten Schubert, London
Strange Developments’, Anthony d’Offay, London
British Art’, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

‘Modern Masters’, Grob Gallery, London

‘Group Show’, Grob Gallery, London
‘Hands’, Grob Gallery, London

Photograph by: Marc Quinn studio
Courtesy of: Marc Quinn studio

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