Michael Landy
Selected biography
 
Born in London, UK, in 1963  
Lives and works in London 
 
Goldsmith's College, London, 1985-88
 
 

Solo Exhibitions

2013

20 Years of Pressing Hard, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Saints Alive, National Gallery, London

Michael Landy: Four Walls, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester


2011 
Acts of Kindness, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney
Acts of Kindness, Art on the Underground, London
Art World Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London
 
2010
Art Bin, South London Gallery, London
 
2009
Theatre of Junk, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
 
2008
Thomas Dane Gallery, London
In your face, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Three-piece, Sabine Knust, Munich
 
2007
Man in Oxford is Auto-destructive, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
H.2.N.Y, Alexander and Bonin, New York
 
2004
Welcome To My World built with you in mind, Thomas Dane, London
Semi-detached, Tate Britain, London
 
2003    
Nourishment, Sabine Knust/Maximilianverlag, Munich
 
2002
Nourishment, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
 
2001
Break Down, C&A Store, Marble Arch, London
 
2000
Handjobs (with Gillian Wearing), Approach Gallery, London
 
1999    
Michael Landy at Home, 7 Fashion Street, London
 
1996
The Making of Scrapheap Services, Waddington Galleries, London
Scrapheap Services, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Electric Press Building, Leeds (organised by the HenryMoore Institute)
 
1995
Multiples: Editions from Scrapheap Services, Ridinghouse Editions, London
Scrapheap Services, Tate Gallery, London
 
1993
Warning Signs, Karsten Schubert, London
 
1992
Closing Down Sale, Karsten Schubert, London
 
1991
Appropriations 1-4, Karsten Schubert, London
 
1990
Market, Building One, London
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne Studio Marconi, Milan
 
1989
Karsten Schubert, London
Sovereign, Projects for the windows of the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University. 
 
 

Group Exhibitions

 
2013

Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm, Tate Britain, London

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

 

2012
Edgelands - Prints by George Shaw and Michael Landy, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London 
On the Edge of the World, Selected works from the British Council Collection, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, UK 
 
2011
Faster and Slower Lines, From the Collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Listasafn Reykjavikur, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik
Made in Britain: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection 1980-2010, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, SAR
Under Destruction II, SI Swiss Institute, New York City, NY
Drawing 2011, Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London
Under Destruction, SI Swiss Institute, New York City, NY
 
2010
Fresh Hell, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
 
2009
Projections, Carré d'Art, Nîmes Museum of Contemporary Art 
Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Sicilia 1968/2008: The Spirit of Time, Riso, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Italy
Comisariada, MasArt Galeria, Barcelona
The Third Dimension, Whitechapel Gallery, London
 
2008
Safe as Houses, Karsten Schubert, London
Art, Price and Value, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
To Burn Oneself with Oneself: The Romantic Damage Show, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
2007
To Burn Oneself with Oneself: The Romantic Damage Show, de Appel, Amsterdam
Selected Works by Gallery Artists,  Alexander and Bonin, New York
 
2004
Bad Behaviour, an Arts Council Collection exhibition touring from the Hayward Gallery, London
Touring Exhibitions from the Hayward Gallery, London to Longside Gallery-Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Swansea-Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The Hatton Gallery- University of Newcastle (2005 to Carlisle-Tullie House)
 
2003
L'Air du Temps, Bloomberg Space, London
Shopping: Art and Consumer Culture, Kunstverein Frankfurt and Tate Liverpool
Micro/Macro: British Art 1996-2002, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest
For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery
 
2002/3
From Blast To Frieze: A Century of British Art, Kunstmuseum
Wolfsburg and Les Abattoirs, Toulouse 
 
2002
Face/Off, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
XXIV Bienal de São Paulo
 
2001
Out of line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery: York City Art Gallery, York and tour Century City, Tate Modern, London Field Day: Sculpture from Britain, organized by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the British Council La Otra Britania, Centro Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona
 
2000
British Art Show 5, Edinburgh; Cardiff; Birmingham
Diary, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester Puerile 69, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
 
1999
Sensation: Young British artists from The Saatchi Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York Waste Management, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Trace and Art Lovers, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art
Flower Show, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
 
1998
Sensation: Young British artists from The Saatchi Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
London Now, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York Interactive: An Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture, Amerada Hess Limited, London
Feeringbury VIII, Cultivated, Feeringbury Manor, Minories Art Gallery, Colchester XXIV Bienal de São Paulo
 
1997
Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of  Arts London 
Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and 90s', Hayward Gallery, London
Dimensions Variable: New Works for the British Council Collection, British Council 
exhibition, Helsinki Art Museum; touring Europe 
Follow Me: British Art on the Lower Elbe, organized by Landschaftsverband Stade; 
billboard at Kaemmererplatz, Cuxhaven Contemporary British Drawing, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
 
1996
Acel:  Arts Council Collection New Purchases, Arts Council; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Oldham Art Gallery, Sheffield; Angel Row Gallery,
Nottingham; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Plastic, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptors' Drawings, Frith Street Gallery and Karsten Schubert
Some Drawings: From London, Kate Bernard, London The Meaning of Life, The Art Nolde Foundation, Stockholm
Screening of Artist's Film and Video, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Made In London, Simmons & Simmons, in collaboration with the British Council, EXPO 98, Museu de Electricidade, Lisbon Plastic, organized by Richard Salmon, London, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery; Arnolfini Gallery, 
Bristol
 
1995
Brilliant: New Art from Britain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
12th International Biennial of Small Sculpture, Murska Sobota, Slovenia
Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London
Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
Brilliant (drawings), Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis LA International, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica 
 
1994
Not Self-Portrait: Larry Clark, Angus Fairhurst, Gilbert and George, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Abigail
Lane, Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn, Cindy Sherman, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Karsten Schubert, London
 
1993
You've Seen the Rest Now Try the Best: Keith Coventry, Michael Landy, Mark Wallinger, City Racing 
Gallery, London
Five Works: Keith Conventry, Michael Landy, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding, 
Karsten Schubert, London
Visione Britannica, Valentina Moncada and Pino Casagrande, Rome
Karsten Schubert at Aurel Scheibler: Keith Coventry, Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Bridget Riley, 
Rachel Whitehead, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne Restaurant, curated by Marc Jancou, La Bocca, Paris The Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art
Unfair, Cologne
 
1992
Instructions Received by Liam Gillick: Angela Bulloch, AdamChodzko, Matthew Collings, Jeremy Deller,
Douglas Gordon, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Jonathon Monk, Simon Patterson, Brendan Quick,
Phillip Riley, Caroline Russel, Giorgio Sadoti, Gavin Turk, Gillian Wearing, Galleria Gio Marconi, Milan
Commissions and Collaborations: the BBC Billboard Project, Mills and Allen, London
Group Show: Nayland Blake, Harald Braun, Meg Cranston, Peter Fend, Beate Gunther, 
Tobias Hauser, Lisa Hein, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Abigail Lane, Thomas Lawson, Thomas Locher,Sarah Lucas, Raimund Luckwald, Dan Peterman, Andrej Roiter, Julio Rondo, Joe Scanlan, Thomas Stimm, Rudolph Stingel, Rolf Walz, Peter Weibel, Kevin Wolff, Iskender Yediler, Peter Zimmermann, 
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Summer Group Show: Robert Barry, Keith Coventry, Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, 
Stephen Prina, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding, Karsten Schubert
London Portfolio: Dominic Denis, Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Langlands and Bell, 
Michael Landy, Nicholas May, Marc Quinn, Marcus Taylor, Garvin Turk, Rachel Whiteread and Craig Wood, Karsten Schubert, London
Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Karsten Schubert, London. Mat Collishaw, Keith Coventry, Tobias Eyferth, Nicholas Fudge and Sarah Lucas, curated by Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert, London 
 
1991
Confrontaciones, Palacio de Velasquez, Madrid We've Lost ET but the Boy's Coming Back: Peter Cain, Michael Jenkins and Michael Landy, Karsten 
Schubert, London Centenary Exhibition: Michael Craig-Martin, Michael Landy and Julian Opie, Goldsmiths' Gallery, 
London
Broken English: Angela Bulloch, Ian Davenport, Anya Gallaccio, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Sarah Staton and Rachel Whiteread, Serpentine Gallery, London
Michael Landy, Chrsitian Marclay, Peter Nagy, Andreas Schon and Steve Wolfe, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York 
Unknown Europe, Miedzyhardow e Stowarzysznenie Krytykow Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
 
1990
East Country Yard Show, London
A Group Show, Karsten Schubert, London Multiples, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York Supply: The Köln Show, Galerie Jablonka, Cologne Artificial Nature, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens
 
1989
Young British Art Show: Angela Bulloch, Michael Landy, Gary Hume, Esther Schipper, Cologne
Home Truths, Castello di Rivara, Turin    La Biennal de Barcelona, Spain
Dan Flavin, Michael Landy, Thomas Locher, Karsten Schubert, London
 
1988
That Which Appears is Good, That Which is Good Appears, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Ian Davenport, Gary Hume & Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert, London
Freeze, London 
 
 

Articles and Reviews

 
2010
Adrian Searle, "Hell in a hoodie", The Guardian G2, 30 November 2010
Gilda Williams, Artforum, May 2010, p.260
Sheryl Garratt, "Luxury Break", The Telegraph Magazine, 22 May 2010
Sasha Watson, "Were Bad Art Goes to Die", the Daily Beast 11 February 2010
Fisun Guner, The Arts Desk, 1 February 2010 
Arifa Akbar, Independent, 29th January 2010
 
2008
Carter, Imogen, , 'When an Artist Faces the Facts', The Observer, 12 October, 2008 
Casavecchia, Barbara, '40 CM Di Nuda Verita', Donna de La Repubblica, 13 December, 2008 p.154-155
Garnett, Rose, 'The World of Michael Landy, Artist', Telegraph Magazine, 4 October, 2008 p.15
Rouse, Rose, 'Who He?: Michael Landy', The Londonpaper, 28 October, 2008, p.11
 
2007
Smee, Sebastian, 'Ghost in the Machine', Weekend Australian, 4 - 5 August, 2007, p.18
Meacham, Steve, 'Life destroyed, mum in tears, job well done,' The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 August, 2007, p.14
Dowling, Julie, 'History revived and destroyed', The Sydney Morning Herald, 11-12 August, 2007, p.16-17
Slyce, John, Art Monthly, April (ill)
 
2005
O'Reilly, Sally, Time Out London, 19 January p12 (ill)
Wedderburn, Sarah, Times 2, 5 January (4 ills)
Gleadell, Colin, Telegraph, 17 January 
 
2004
Smith, Arthur: 'Criticism Trouvé', Tate Etc, Issue 2, Autumn, pp.102-3 (4 ills)
Lubbock, Tom: 'House and Garden', The Independent Review, 8 June, pp.12-13
Graham-Dixon, Andrew, 'Up and Down Many Garden Paths', The Sunday Telegraph, 6 June, p.10 (2 ills)
Januszcak, Waldemar: 'Unsafe as Houses', The Sunday Times, 6 June,  pp.8-9 (2 ills)
Gregory, Rob: 'Home Front and Home Back', The Architectural Review, June, p.29 (3 ills)
Garnett, Daisy: 'House Master', Vogue, June, pp. 51-4 (4 ills)
Roe, Nicholas: 'Making an exhibition of itself', The DailyTelegraph, 29 May
Acharya, Urmi; 'House is Real Work of Art', Ilford Recorder, 27 May, p.91 (2 ills)
Darwent, Charles: 'Simply streets ahead of the Rest', The Independent on Sunday, 23 May, pp.16-17 (ill)
Kent, Sarah: 'House Arrest', Time Out, 19-26 May, p.53 (ill)
Burn, Gordon: 'Outdoors indoors', The Guardian, 19 May, pp.12-13 (3 ills)
Dorment, Richard: 'Moving House', The Daily Telegraph, 19 May, p.19 (ill)
Rogers, Paul: 'Home is where the art is at the Tate', The Times, 18 May
Kennedy Maev: 'Home from home', The Guardian, 18 May
Akbar, Arifa: 'Artist's semi-detached view of father's life', The Independent, 18 May, p.9 (ill)
Reynolds, Nigel: 'Essex man's home truths put on show', The Daily Telegraph, 18 May, p.8
Leitch, Luke: 'Location, Location', Evening Standard, 17 May, p.7 (2 ills)
Ward, Ostan: 'Home From Home', The Observer, 16 May, p.8 (ill)
Treneman, Ann: 'Home Truths', The Times, pp.4-7
McKee, Gareth: 'Britpack packs a punch for art', The Budapest Sun
 
2003
Buck, Louisa, 'Champion of the urban weed,' The Art Newspaper, December
Stallabrass, Julian, 'An artist after Break Down,' Evening Standard,17 December 
Gleadell, Colin: 'Contemporary Market', The Daily Telegraph, 25 November
Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic: 'The Books That Matter to Michael Landy', The Financial Times Magazine, 3 July, p.46 (ill)
Sotiriadi, Tina: 'Michael Landy at Maureen Paley/Interim Art,' Art in America, June 2003 (ill) pp. 133-4
Rowe, Dan: 'Deconstruction involves destroying 7,000 personal items', The Vancouver Sun, 30 June, p.C1
Gili, Jaime: 'Break Down en Oxford Street', Revista Copiz, May, no. 172, pp.34-5 (5 ills)
'Michael Landy', Tema Celeste, March/April, p.84-5 (3 ills)
 'Michael Landy: Nourishment', Modern Painters, Spring, pp.114-5
Kent, Sarah: 'Michael Landy, Interim Art', Time Out, 8-15 January p.50
Behrman, Pryle: 'The Return of Michael Landy', Galleries, January 2003
Matthew Sweet: 'Wild at Heart', Independent on Saturday, Magazine, Februrary 22, pp.16-19 (ill)
Janke, Claudia: 'Wild at Heart', The Independent Magazine, 22 February, p.18-19 (3 ills)
Heidi Reitmeier:  'Hello Weed' Tate Magazine, January/February, issue 3, pp. 60-70 (illustrated) and cover 
Stallabrass, Julian: 'An artist after Break Down', The Evening Standard, 17 December, p. 39 (ill)
Mullins, Charlotte: 'The tailor who created the emperor's new clothes', The Independent Review, 11 December, p.5
Searle, Adrian: 'Build it up, knock it down', The Guardian, 28 November, pp.8-9
 
2001
Treneman, Ann: 'I Who Have Nothing', The Times, 19 December
Wright, Michael: 'What to give the man who wants nothing?' The Daily Telegraph', 18 December, p.15 (ill)
Searle, Adrian: 'Build it up, knock it down': The Guardian, 28 November, pp.8-9 (4 ills)
Steir, Judith E.: 'Michael Landy at C&A Store on Oxford Street', Art in America, June, pp.137-8 (ill)
Withers, Rachel: 'Michael Landy: Artangel, C&A, Oxford Street', Artforum, May, p.189 (ill)
Shone, Richard: 'London: Opie; Landy', The Burlington Magazine, April, pp. 235-6 (2 ills)
Bishop, Claire: 'Rubbish. Claire Bishop on Michael Landy and Julian Opie,' Untitled Magazine, Spring, pp. 72-77 (ill)
Appleyard, Bryan: 'Things ain't what the used to be', The Sunday Times, 11 March, (ill) pp.16-17
Hanson, Michele: 'When are we going to get the art?' The Guardian, 5 March
'Learning the ancient lesson that you aren't what you own', Scotland on Sunday, 4 March
Snomon, Deborah: 'Letting Go: Michael Landy Explains His Latest London Installation', NYTimes, 4 March (ill)
Marrin, Minette: 'Dishonesty of minimalism - less is not always more', The Daily Telegraph, 3 March, p.24 (ill)
'Break Down Inventory, Michael Landy', …and? Magazine, Issue no.1, March, pp.44-5
Beech, David: 'Michael Landy', Art Monthly, March, (ill) pp.30-31
Vukosa, Wendy: 'One Saab, a widescreen TV, a computer, modern works of art - and even a cuddly toy - all reduced to this…', Metro, 26 February, (2 ills)
Kent, Sarah: 'Break Down', Time Out, 21-28 February, (ill)
Arnold, Sue: 'Never mind the fire, what about the lighter?', The Independent, 24 February
MacRitchie, Lynn: 'The creative process of destruction', Financial Times, 21 February
Wood, Gaby: 'Going for broke', The Observer Review, 18 February, p.3 (3 ills)
McLaren, Duncan: 'Everything I own - and it's going into the mincer', The Independent on Sunday, 18 February, p.4 (ill) Januszczak, Waldemar: 'Everything must go?', The Sunday Times, 18 February, pp. 6-7, (2 ills)
Prain, Susannah: 'My Week, interview: Michael Landy', The Weekend Review, Independent, 17 February, (ill)
Cumming, Tim: 'The happiest day of my life', The Guardian, 17 February, (ill) p.5
Prain, Susannah: 'My Week: Michael Landy', The Independent,  17 February, p.20 (ill)
Play: 'Richard Cork's five best London exhibitions', The Times, 17 February, p.25, (ill)
Exhibitions: 'Time to take stock', West End Extra, 16 February, (ill)
Smith, Arthur: 'Arts', The Guardian, 15 February, p.11
Dorment, Richard: 'A Deconstructed Life', The Daily Telegraph, 14 February, (2 ills)
'Michael Landy's Breakdown', Art Critic London, 14 February
Tanis, Taylor: 'Art Review, Michael Landy: Break Down', Metro,13 February, (ill) p.22
Cumming, Tim: 'Stuff and Nonsense', The Guardian, 13 February, p.12 (2 ills)
Hdez Velasco, Irene: 'To crumble, to pulverize, to disintegrate', El Mundo, 12 Feburary
News: 'Imagine no possessions…it's easy if you shred them to bits', The Independent on Sunday, 11 February (ill)
Main section: 'Michael Landy', Glasgow Sunday Herald, 11 February, p.15
Play: 'Richard Cork's choice: Break Down', The Times, 10 February, (ill)
Main section: 'Artist's break with the past as life possessions crushed', The Birmingham Post, 10 February
Weekend Review:  Comment: 'Trash art', The Independent, 10 February
Stuart, Julia: 'Tearing yourself to shreds - but all in the name of art', The Independent, 10 February, (ill)
Cork, Richard: 'A brutal end to all worldly possessions', The Times, 10 February, p.22
Evans, Martin: 'Art Break - I'm smashing up all my worldly goods', 10 February, p.15, (ill)
Metro Life: 'Michael Landy break down', Metro, 9 February (ill)
Leventhal & Black: 'The art of destruction', The Express, 9 February, p.35 (3 ills)
Ratnum, Niru: 'The dust brother', The Face, February, (4 ills) p.242
Coomer, Martin: 'The degeneration game', Time Out, 7-14 February
Treneman, Ann: 'The eve of distruction' , The Times,  6 February, (3 ills) pp. 4-5 Tuesday Review: 'Nothing to declare but genius', The Independent, 6 February
Sumpter, Helen: 'The disassembly line', The Big Issue, 5 February, p.35 (ill)
Buck, Louisa: 'The broken artist', The Art Newspaper, February p.28
Seen: 'Break Down on Oxford street', Creative Review,  February, (4 ills)
Wright, Stuart: 'breakdown & recovery', Flux Magazine, February/March, pp.34-5 (3 ills)
'Nothing to Declare but my Genius', The Independent, 6 February, p.7
'The artist who's pulping his art', The Week, 3 February, p.22 (ill)
The List (Edinburgh & Glasgow): 'The first winner' Artbeat, 1 February, p.81
Wright, Michael: 'Madman at C&A', The Evening Standard, 1February, p.36 (2 ills)
Chilvers, Mark: 'C&A's Swan Song', The Independent on Sunday, 28 January (ill)
Milner, Catherine: 'Artist on mission to destroy his possesions', The Sunday Telegraph, 28 January (ill)
MacRitchie, Lynn: 'The creative process of destruction', The Financial Times, 21 February (ill)   
 
2001
Wilson, John: 'Everything Must Go', 
"http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/news-" www.bbc.co.uk/arts/news-comment/weekinfocus/landy.shtml
Lydiate, Henry: 'The Right to Destroy Artwork'  "http://www.artquest.org.uk/" www.artquest.org.uk/ Artlaw/articles/therighttodestry.htm
 
2000
'Everything Must Go',  http://www.frieze.com  21 November
 
1998
Ward, Ossian: 'Who makes happenings happen', The Art Newspaper, December, p.23 (ill)
'Consumer breakdown', Tate Magazine, Issue 23, Winter Cork, Richard: 'If property is theft, is he crimewatch?', The Times, 16 October
Margot Heller: 'Diary' (exhibition catalogue), Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester
Herbert, Martin: 'Michael Landy at Home', Time Out Magazine, no.1492 (March 24-31)
MacRitchie, Lynn: 'Rude Britannia', Art in America, April, pp.36-39
Collings, Matthew: '"Sensation", Artforum International, January, pp.94-95 
 
1997
Lewison, Jeremy: 'Michael Landy, Scrapeheap Services (1995)' Tate Magazine, Winter
Stringer, Robin: 'Christmas tree? It's a load of rubbish', The Evening Standard, p.7
Reynolds, Nigel: 'Tate's Christmas tree exhibit ends up in the bin', The Daily Telegraph, 13 December, p.13
Woolf, Marie: 'Cleaners spare garbage in the name of art', The Times, 12 December, p.5
Glaister, Dan: 'Rubbish? No, it's a wheelie clever still life on a Christmas theme', The Guardian, 12 December, p.26
Acton, Matthew: 'What a load of tubbish', The Daily Star, 12 December, p.19
'Art? It's a load of rubbish, The Express, 12 December, p.30
'Rubbish bin that's Tate of art', The Daily Mail, 12 December, p.5
Alberge, Dalya: 'Christmas message? A load of rubbish', The Times, 6 December, p.1
Pierini, Esther: 'Michael Landy: Chisenhale', Flash Art, Vol. XXIX, no.191, November/December, p.108
'It's a Sensation! But is it Art?' Time Out (Special Edition), no.1412, 10-17 September
 
1996
Pierini, Esther: "Michael Landy. Chisenhale," Flash Art International,  Nov/Dec, p 108 (ill)  
'A brush with genius: Michael Landy on Gustav Metzger's auto-destructive art', The Guardian, 5 November, p.10
Wilson, Andrew: 'Michael Landy: Bin it for Britain', Art & Text, no.55, October, pp.72-77
Freedman, Carl: 'Some Drawings: From London', Frieze, no.30, September/October, pp.87-88
Collings, Matthew: 'The New Establishment', The Independent on Sunday, 31 August, pp.9-14
Lyttelton, Ceilia: 'Artist of the Month', Tatler, vol.291, no.4, p.24
Feaver, William: 'Plight of the paper people', The Observer, 21 July,p.11
Cork, Richard: 'Cutting mankind up to size', The Times, 16 July
Lambirth, Andrew: 'Michael Landy: Chisenhale Gallery', What's On in London, 10-17 July
Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Thrown on the scrapheap', The Independent, 9 July 'On the scrapheap', Hackney Gazette, 4 July Kent, Sarah: 'Paradise infernal: Sarah Kent on Michael Landy', TimeOut, 3-10 July, p.45
Hilton, Tim: 'Little people and big ideas', The Independent on Sunday, 30 June
Dorment, Richard: 'But who ends up on the scrapheap?', The Daily Telegraph, 26 June
Beal, Heather: 'Art when you least expect it', National Forum (PhiKappa Phi Journal), vol.76, no.2, Spring, pp.10-11 MacRitchie, Lynn: 'Their Brilliant Careers', Art in America, April, pp.80-85, 132
Bonetti, David: ''Brilliant!'', The San Francisco Examiner, 7 April
Wilson, Andrew: '"Brilliant" - New Art from London', Art & Text, no.53, p.87
Cooke, Lynne: 'Brilliant New Art from London', The Burlington Magazine, March, p. 217
Dewan, Shaila: 'England's Edge', The Houston Press, 21-27 March, p.35
Anspon, Catherine D.: '"brilliant" engages, energizes at the CAM', Public News (Houston), 6 March, pp.8,10
Johnson, Patricia C.: 'British exhibit shows attitude, some brilliance', The Houston Chronicle, 15 February, pp.1,6
Dannatt, Adrian: 'Brillliant!', Flash Art, no.186, January-February, pp.96-97
Murphy, Fiona: 'Monumental art or monumental rubbish', The Weekend Guardian, 13 January, pp.32-33
Hall, James: 'Teapot Tempest', Artforum International, January, p.30
 
1995
Kastner, Jeffrey: 'Brilliant?', Art Monthly, no.192, December-January, pp.10-15
Collings, Matthew: 'Welcome to our Repartee', Modern Painters, Vol.8, no.4, Winter, pp.24-28
Wakefield, Neville: 'Quite Brilliant', Tate: The Art Magazine, Issue 7, Winter, p.31
MacRitchie, Lynn: 'Begging for Scraps', The Guardian, December
'Smashing!', Frieze, November-December, pp.32-36
Kastner, Jeffrey: 'Where's the Scene?', Art Monthly, no.172, December-January, pp.14-17
Lillington, David: 'Keith Coventry, Michael Landy and Mark Wallinger at City Racing', Time Out, no.1211, 3-10 November, p.47
Alberge, Dalya: 'Still Flogging a Dead Cow?', The Independent, 13 July, p.15
Hewison, Robert: 'The New Orthodoxy', The Sunday Times, June Lillington, David: 'The 225th Summer Exhibition', Time Out, no.1191, 16-23 June, p.52
Alberge, Dalya: 'All Quiet on the Modern Front', The Independent, 10 June
Margolis, Jonathon: 'The Hanging Debate', The Sunday Times (Culture), 6 June McEwen, John: 'Old Pearls and the Purley Wastes', The Sunday Telegraph, 6 June Auty, Giles: 'Minimal Efforts', The Independent (Diary), 6 June
Feaver, William: 'Mass Rally in Piccadilly', The Observer, 6 June, p.5
Dorment, Richard: 'Something to Shout About' (The Royal Academy 225th Summer Exhibition), The Daily Telegraph, 3 June, p.17
Johnson, Angella: 'Royal Academy Flower Show is Game for a Laugh', The Guardian, 2 June, p.5
Myerson, Clifford: Untitled, Vol.1, no.1, April, p.19
Bernard, Kate: 'Tempera Fugit', Harpers & Queen, March, pp.150-153, 194
Searle, Adrian: 'Meg Cranston, Michael Landy', Time Out, no.1175, 24 February - 3 March, p.37
Bevan, Roger: 'Minimal and Conceptual Art at Large', The Art Newspaper, Vol.IV, no.25, February, p.27
'Pick of the Year', Arts Review, Vol.XLV, January, pp.18-19
 
1992
Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Art after the Deluge', The Independent, 29 December, p.12
'Oh You Pretty Things... The Loss of the Goldsmiths Touch', Casablanca, Vol.1, no.1, October, pp.24-25
Jacobson, Bernard: 'A Joke Too Far', The Independent, 4 August, p.11
Bullard, Bret: 'Michael Landy at Karsten Schubert', G-Spot, Issue 3, August
Archer, Michael: 'Interview with Michael Landy', Audio Arts, Vol. XII, no.1, August
'Welcome to the Great British Bazaar', Inform, no.12, Summer, pp.3-4, 9 and cover Eshun, Ekow: 'Art Attack', The Face, no.46, July, pp.88-93
Barker, Godfrey: 'Who'd Marry an Art Dealer', Harpers & Queen, Vol.92, no.7, July, pp.104-109
Myerson, Clifford: 'Michael Landy and the Great Sale', Art Monthly, no.157, June, p.17 and cover
Feaver, William: 'Art for Our Sake', (British) Vogue, June, p.26
Auty, Giles: 'Madly contextual (Michael Landy: Closing Down Sale)', The Spectator, 23 May, pp.44-47
Dutt, Robin: 'Michael Landy: Karsten Schubert', What's On, Vol.26, no.44, 20-27 May, p.30
Kent, Sarah: 'Prices Splashed: Sarah Kent on Michael Landy and Keith Coventry at Karsten Schubert', Time Out, no.1134, 13-20 May, p.39
Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Beyond price: Michael Landy at Karsten Schubert', The Independent, 12 May, p.16
Norman, Geraldine: 'Recession Claims Leading Gallery as Latest Victim', The Independent, 11 May, p.2
'Michael Landy at Karsten Schubert ', Arts Review, May, p.155
Bevan, Roger: 'Michael Landy', Galleries, vol.IX, no.12, May, p.23
Harvey, Will: 'Michael Landy: Closing Down Sale', City Limits, 30 April, p.20
Hall, James: 'In praise of idleness', The Guardian, 24 April, p.32
Bussmann, Tom: 'Zeitgeist: Gold Top', The Weekend Guardian, 11 April, p.4
Alberge, Dalya: 'Ideas with Roots in the Potting Shed', The Independent, 6 April, p.4
Bevan, Roger: 'Schubert Holds "Closing Down Sale" of Michael Landy', The Art Newspaper, Vol.III, no.18, April, p.21
'Fifth Anniversary Exhibition at Karsten Schubert', Royal AcademyMagazine, no.34, Spring, p.67
Renton, Andrew: 'Group Show at Karsten Schubert', Flash Art, Vol.XXV, no.163, March-April, p.149
Cooper, Emmanuel: 'Karsten Couch', Time Out, no.1125, 11-18 March, p.39
Norman, Geraldine: 'Minimalist Show puts High Price on Water', The Independent, 9 March, p.2
 
1991
Francis, Mary Anne: 'Goldsmiths Gallery/Saatchi Collection/ Quinn/ Gallaccio', Art Monthly, no.152, December January, pp.16-18
Collings, Matthew: 'The Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery and We've Lost ET but the Boy's Coming Back at Karsten Schubert', City Limits, no.529, 21-28 November, p.18
Feaver, William: 'Are We Audience or Nuisance?', The Observer, 17 November, p.61
'Exhibition Diary', World of Interiors, November, p.147
Decter, Joshua: 'New York in Review', Arts Magazine, October, p.95 Park, Stephen: 'Goldsmiths and all that...', Frieze, no.1, October, p.48
Stock, Jon: 'Acclaim for Class of 88', The Daily Telegraph, 29 August, p.15
Collings, Matthew: 'New Contemporaries at the ICA and Broken English at the Serpentine', City Limits, no.515, 15-22 August, p.18
Kent, Sarah: 'Breaking Ground', Time Out, no.1095, 14-21 August, p.39
Hilton, Tim: 'Composition with Old Hat', The Guardian, 14 August, p.30 Gale, Iain: 'Broken English', The Independent, 13 August, p.13
Hall, Charles: 'Tests of raw nerves', The Sunday Times, 10 August, p.V10
Sewell, Brian: 'Putting on the zits', The Evening Standard, 8 August, p.21
Packer, William: 'The diminishing value of novelty', The Financial Times, 6 August, p.21
Bernard, Bruce: 'Salvage From The Wreck', The Independent Magazine, 3 August, pp.36-39
Renton, Andrew, Michael Craig-Martin and Karsten Schubert: 'A New Internationalism' (interview), Frieze, Summer, pp.16-20 Gillick, Liam: 'The Placebo Effect', Arts Magazine, May, pp.56-59
Hall, James: 'Artists Explore the Nature of Power', Art International, Spring/Summer, pp.71-73
Santa Caterina, Stella: 'Michael Landy At Building One', Tema Celeste, no.29, January-February, pp.91-92
Khosla, Kiron: 'Michael Landy: Building One', Artscribe, no.85, January-February, pp.77-78
McGowen, Martin: 'Michael Landy: Building One', Art Press, no.154, January, pp.94-95
 
1990
Renton, Andrew: Blitz, no.96, December, p.34 Craddock, Sasha: 'Show and Tell', The Guardian, 19 December
Koether, Jutta, et al: 'It's a Maggot Farm: The B-Boys and Fly Girls of British Art: Five Statements and a Conversation', Artscribe, no.84, November-December, pp.56-62
Shone, Richard: 'Landy at Building One', The Burlington Magazine, Vol.CXXXII, no.1052, November, pp.804-5
Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Young Turks and Old Masters', ARTnews, November, pp.124-126
Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Exercise of the object', The Independent, 23 October
Milton, Cathy: 'Enterprising artist cashes in', The Independent, 11 October , p.1
Kent, Sarah: 'Michael Landy: Building One', Time Out, 10-17 October, pp.7, 38
Hall, James: 'Turning art into dominoes', The Sunday Correspondent, 7 October, p.41
Feaver, William: 'Prize wake for timeless values', The Observer, 7 October
Renton, Andrew: 'East Country Yard Show', Flash Art, Vol.XXIII, no.154, October, p.191 Anonymous: Private Eye, no. 751, 28 September
Renton, Andrew: 'Michael Landy. Tanja Grunert, Cologne', Flash Art, Vol.XXIII, no.154, October, p.160
White, Tony: 'East Country Yard Show', Performance, October, pp.61-62
White, Tony: 'East Country Yard Show', Artists Newsletter, October, p.37
Burn, Gordon: 'Playing to the Galleries', The Sunday Times, 30 September, pp.138-150
Craddock, Sasha: ' "Freeze," The Fast Dockland train to Simplicity', The Guardian, 13 September
Rubinstein, Meyer Raphael: 'The Koln Show', ARTnews, September, p.179
Brooks, Liz: 'Spacier and spacier (East Country Yard Show)', Artscribe, no.83, September-October, p.16
Carter, Miranda: 'The Tote Gallery', Harpers & Queen, August, pp.66-69
Renton, Andrew, Blitz, no.80, August, p.82
Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'The Midas Touch?: The East Country Yard Show', The Independent, 31 July
Renton, Andrew: 'art' (The Köln Show), Blitz, no.91, July 'Köln Show', Artscribe, no.82, Summer, p.13
Ciavoliello, Giulio: 'Michael Landy. Studio Marconi 17 (Milan)', Italian Flash Art, no.156, June-July, p.163
Cornall, John: 'East Country Yard Show', City Limits, 28 June-5 July
Renton, Andrew: 'Birth of the Cool', Blitz, June, pp.54-56
Dannatt, Adrian: 'Interim Jeune 1', Time Out, 4-7 June
Jeffett, William: 'Contemporary Art Fair Strategies', Apollo, May, pp. 323-329
Dannatt, Adrian: 'Eastside Story', Flash Art, January-February, p.94
Koether, Jutta: 'Three From England: Esther Schipper', Flash Art, January-February, p.138
Kent, Sarah: 'Show and Tell', Time Out, January Currah, Mark: 'Show and Tell', City Limits, 5-12 January
 
1989
Bullock, Angela: 'Freeze', Art & Design, Vol.V, no.3/4, pp.52-53
Currah, Mark: 'The Gold Rush', City Limits, 23-30 November, pp.14-15
Dannatt, Adrian: 'Interim Jeune 1', Flash Art, no.148, October, p.139
Currah, Mark: City Limits, 14-21 September , pp.54-55 Renton, Andrew: 'art', Blitz, no.80, August, p.82
Currah, Mark: 'Interim Jeune', City Limits, 8-15 June
Lillington, David, 'Interim Jeune 1', Time Out, 7-14 June
Hilton, Tim: 'Interim Jeune 1', The Guardian, 31 May
Gillick, Liam: 'Grenville Davey, Gary Hume, Michael Landy', New Art International, May, pp.92-93
Gillick, Liam: 'Show and Tell', Art Monthly, February
Archer, Michael: 'Ian Davenport, Gary Hume and Michael Landy', Artforum, February
Currah, Mark: 'Show and Tell', City Limits, 5-12 January
Shone, Richard: 'Ian Davenport, Gary Hume and Michael Landy', The Burlington Magazine, January
 
1988
Kent, Sarah: 'On Show and Tell', Time Out, December Craddock, Sacha: 'The irony of the familiar', The Guardian, 19 December
Kent, Sarah: 'Davenport, Hume, Landy', Time Out, 30 November-7 December, p.43
Craddock, Sacha: 'The fast Dockland track to simplicity', The Guardian, 13 September
 
 

Publications

 
2009
Projections, Carre d'Art, Paris 2009 
 
2008
Everything Must Go, Ridinghouse, London 2008
Order.  Desire.  Light.  Contemporary Drawing, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2008
The man who had nothing, The Times, 20 July 2008
Michael Landy: Portraits, Artworld, August/September, pp. 50-56, Ben Luke and Sarah Kent
Arte Prezzo e Valore, Centro de Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Firenze 2008
Michael Landy,  Absolute London, October 2008
Michael Landy: Portraits, Flux, Autumn 2008
The world of Michael Landy, artist, Telegraph Magazine, 4 October 2008
When an artist faces the facts, The Observer, 12 October 2008
Fairy Folk, Time Out, 14 October 2008
In the studio, Time Out, 14 October 2008
Michael Landy: Art Review, Metro, 21 October 2008
Who He, The London Paper, 28 October 2008
 
2007
Michael Landy: H.2.N.Y Machine Drawings, Thomas Dane Gallery, London & Alexander & Bonin, New York
Michael Landy: Man in Oxford Street is Auto-Destructive, Sherman Galleries, Paddington, Australia
 
2004
Michael Landy: Semi-detached, exhibition catalogue, Tate Publishing, London (includes essays by Judith Nesbitt and John Slyce)
 
2003
Bad Behaviour: from the Arts Council Collection, exhibition catalogue, Hayward Gallery Publishing, London Micro/Macro: British Art 1996-2002, exhibition catalogue, published by Julia Fabényi, pp. 128-9, 18-19 (includes essay by Alex Farguharson)
Face/Off: A Portrait of The Artist, exhibition catalogue, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, p.12 (includes essay by Mark Gisbourne) For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, pp.14, 86-7 Annus Mirabilis? Art in the Year 2000, by Richard Cork, Yale University Press, pp.249-252 
 
2002
From Blast to Frieze: A century of British Art, exhibition catalogue Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg/Hatje Cantz, Stuttgart p.340 Michael Landy: Nourishment, print portfolio, Paragon Press/Charles Booth-Clibborn, London
Michael Landy Break Down Inventory, Michael Landy and Clive Lissaman(ed), Ridinghouse, London Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture, exhibition catalogue, Christoph Grunenberg and Max Hollein (eds), Hatje Cantz, Stuttgart 2002, (ill)
 
2001
The Other Britania, exhibition catalogue, Centro Cutural Tecla Sala, Barcelona, pp.28-33 'Break Down', exhibition catalogue, Artangel Trust, London, James Lingwood(ed), Julian Stallabrass
Out of Line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection, exhibition catalogue, Suzanne Cotter:  Hayward  Gallery, London, 
Second Sight, The Henry Moore Foundation, pp.142-5 The Tastemakers: U.K Art Now, by Rosie Millard, Thames and Hudson Field Day: Sculpture from Britain, Taipei Fine Arts Museum Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Publishing
 
2000
The British Art Show 5, Hayward Publishing, London, pp.82-3 XXIV Bienal de Sao Paulo, catalogue, Paulo Herkonhoff and Adriano Pedrosa (curators), 1998 Puerile 69, exhibition catalogue, Richard Shone, Reykjavik, 2000
 
1999
Waste Management, exhibition catalogue, Christina Ritchie (ed) Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Trace, exhibition catalogue, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art,  Liverpool (catalogue)
 
1998
Interactive: An Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture, exhibition catalogue, Amerada Hess Ltd and Pale Green Press, London Tate Report, Tate Gallery Biennial Report 1996-98, Tate Gallery Publishing, London, p.30 (ill)
 
1997
Damien Hirst, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, p.169
Dimensions Variable: New Works for the British Council Collection, Anne Gallagher, exhibition catalogue, The British Council, London
Breaking the Mould - British Art of the 1980s and 1990s: The Weltkunst Collection, Marshall, Catherine (ed.), Lund Humphries, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (includes essays by Richard Cork and Penelope Curtis)
Spit Fire: Photographs from the Art World 1996/7, Johnnie Shand Kydd, Thames and Hudson, Violette Editions, London
Follow Me: British Art on the Lower Elbe, 'Journeys without maps' by James Hall, exhibition catalogue, Landschaftsverband Stade, Germany, pp.97-121
Contemporary Art in Focus: Patrons' Paper 2, Tate Publication, pp.4-19 (includes essay by Sean Rainbird)
Plastic, Neal Cummings and Joan Key (essays), exhibition catalogue, Richard Salmon Gallery, London
Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and '90s, exhibition catalogue, Michael Archer and Greg
Hilty (intro.) South Bank Centre, London
Sensation: Young Artists from the Saatchi Collection, exhibition catalogue, Rosenthal, Norman: Thames and Hudson in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, pp.150-155 (includes essays by Richard Shone, Martin Maloney, Brooks Adams and Lisa Jardine)
 
1996
Made in London, 'The element of risk' Richard Shone (intro.) Simmons & Simmons (catalogue of collection), London
Ace! Arts Council Collection new purchases, Robson, Gavin, exhibition guide, The South Bank Centre, London
From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptors' Drawings, exhibition catalogue, Richard Shone (intro.): Frith Street Gallery and Karsten Schubert, London
The Making of Scrapheap Services, exhibition catalogue, Alison Jacques (intro.): Waddington Galleries, London Scrapheap Services, Landy, Michael, artist's book, Chisenhale Gallery and Ridinghouse Editions, London
 
1995
12th International Biennial of Small Sculpture, Murska Sobota, Slovenia, p.172
Contemporary British Art in Print, Jeremy Lewison and Duncan Macmillan: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art,
Edinburgh and Paragon Press, London
Brilliant!: New Art from London, exhibition catalogue, Walker Arts
Center, Minneapolis (includes essays by Stuart Morgan,
 Neville Wakefield, Richard Flood and Douglas Fogle) Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, text by Sarah Kent
 
1994
Installation Art, Michael Archer (text): Thames and Hudson, London
 
1993
Restaurant, Jancou, Marc (ed.): exhibition catalogue, Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich
The Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, exhibition handbook, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Unfair, Dale Frank, Cologne, Germany (Kim Machen Art)
 
1992
Commissions and Collaborations, accompanying booklet for programme presented by Mills and Allen in conjunction with the BBC and the Radio Times
Arte Ultimo Britanico Y Espanol, De Velasco, Ramon Martinez: Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales and The British
Council, Madrid
 
1991
Broken English, exhibition catalogue, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Serpentine Gallery, London
Goldsmiths' College Centenary Exhibition 1991, Adrian Searle, exhibition catalogue, Goldsmiths College Gallery, London
We've Lost ET but the Boy's Coming Back: Peter Cain, Michael Jenkins and Michael Landy, exhibition catalogue, 
Jerry Saltz, Karsten Schubert, London, Unknown Europe, exhibition catalogue, Miedzyhardow e Stowarzysnenie Krytykow Sztuki, Krakow, Poland, pp.40-41
Cominesi, Piera Raimondi (ed.) Anni Novanta, exhibition catalogue, Arnoldo Mondadori Arte, Bologna
Technique Anglaise: Current Trends in British Art, Andrew Renton and Liam Gillick (eds.), Thames and Hudson, One Off Press, London
Michael Landy: Appropriations 1-4, exhibition catalogue, Karsten Schubert, London Confrontaciones: Ultime Arte Britanico y Espanol, exhibition catalogue Teresa Blanch (intro), Palacio Velasquez, Madrid Europe Unknown, Palac Szutki, Krakow, Poland, exhibition catalogue 
 
1990
East Country Yard Show, exhibition catalogue, Henry Bond and Sarah Lucas (eds), London
Market: Michael Landy, Bush, Kate, exhibition catalogue, One-Off Press, London
Angela Bulloch, Michael Landy, Gary Hume, Andrew Renton, Esther Schipper, Cologne
Artificial Nature, Jeffrey Deitch, exhibition catalogue, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens The Köln Show, exhibition catalogue, p.78
 
1989
La Biennal de Barcelona, exhibition catalogue, Spain, pp.78-81
Home Truths, Bush, Kate, exhibition catalogue, Franz Paludetto, Castello di Rivara, Turin
 
1988
Freeze, exhibition catalogue, Ian Jeffrey (intro.): 'Platonic Tropics', Surrey Docks, London
 
 

Public Collections

 
Tate Collection, London
The British Council, London
The Government Art Collection, London
Arts Council England
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Zabludowicz Art Trust, London