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Lives and works in London

1985
BA History of Art, University of Cambridge

1964
Born in London

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Solo Exhibitions

2015
'Frozen Waves, Broken Sublimes', Somerset House, London
The Toxic Sublime', White Cube, London
History Painting’, BOX, Berlin

2014
Violence and Serenity’, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Málaga
The Sleep of Reason (Aklın Uykusu)’, ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul

2013
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)

2012
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

2011
All of Nature Flows Through Us’, Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway

2010
'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

2009
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

2008
'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

2007
'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

2006
‘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

2005
'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

2004
‘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

2003
‘Mirror’, Power House, Memphis
‘The Overwhelming World of Desire (Paphiopedilum Winston Churchill Hybrid)’, Goodwood Sculpture Park, United Kingdom and Tate Britain, London

2002
‘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

2001
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

2000
Still Life’, White Cube, London
Marc Quinn’, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Marc Quinn’, Fondazione Prada, Milan

1999
Marc Quinn’, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
‘Marc Quinn – Drawings’, Sala Amárica-Amarica Aretoa, Victoria, Spain

1998
Incarnate’, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Marc Quinn’, South London Gallery, London

1997
‘Infra-Slim Spaces’, Invisible Museum, SCCA, Kiev

1995
The Blind Leading the Blind’, White Cube, London
Emotional Detox – The Seven Deadly Sins - Art Now’, Tate Gallery, London

1994
‘Marc Quinn’, Art Hotel, Amsterdam

1993
‘Marc Quinn’, Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens

1991
Out of Time’, Grob Gallery, London

1990
Bread Sculpture’, Galerie Marquardt, Paris and Middendorf Gallery, Washington

1988
Bronze Sculpture’, Otis Gallery, London



Group Exhibitions

2016
'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

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

2014
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

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

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

2011
‘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

2010
‘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

2009
‘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

2008
‘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


2007
‘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

2006
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

2005
‘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

2004
‘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

2003
‘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

2002
‘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

2001
‘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

2000
‘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

1999
‘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

1998
‘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

1997
‘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

1996
‘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

1995
‘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

1994
‘Life Is Too Much’, Galerie des Archives, Paris
Time Machine’, British Museum, London

1993
‘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

1992
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

1991
‘Modern Masters’, Grob Gallery, London

1990
‘Group Show’, Grob Gallery, London
‘Hands’, Grob Gallery, London

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

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