Michael Landy


Born in London, England, 1963                                                                                                           
Lives and works in London, England



Goldsmith's College, London, England 1988



Solo Exhibitions



Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex, Firstsite, Colchester, England 

Michael Landy's Break Down: 20 Years, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England [travelled to: Firstsite, Colchester, England]



What's Left?, Andriesse - Eyck Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 



Scaled-Down, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England



Michael Landy. Breaking News, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York NY

DEMONSTRATION, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Michael Landy: Breaking News-Athens, Diplarios School presented by NEON, Athens, Greece



Out of Order, Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland



Breaking News, Michael Landy Studio,London, England

Breaking News, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany



Saints Alive, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico



20 Years of Pressing Hard, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Saints Alive, National Gallery, London, England

Michael Landy: Four Walls, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England



Acts of Kindness, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, Australia

Acts of Kindness, Art on the Underground, London, England

Art World Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, England



Art Bin, South London Gallery, London, England



Theatre of Junk, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France



Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

In your face, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Three-piece, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany



Man in Oxford is Auto-destructive, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia

H.2.N.Y, Alexander and Bonin, New York NY



Welcome To My World-built with you in mind, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Semi-detached, Tate Britain, London,



Nourishment, Sabine Knust/Maximilianverlag, Munich, Germany



Nourishment, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, England



Break Down, C&A Store, Marble Arch, Artangel Commission, London, England



Handjobs (with Gillian Wearing), Approach Gallery, London, England



Michael Landy at Home, 7 Fashion Street, London, England



The Making of Scrapheap Services, Waddington Galleries, London, England

Scrapheap Services, Electric Press Building, Leeds, England, [travelled to: Chisenhale Gallery, London, England]



Multiples: Editions from Scrapheap Services, Ridinghouse Editions, London, England

Scrapheap Services, Tate Gallery, London, England



Warning Signs, Karsten Schubert, London, England



Closing Down Sale, Karsten Schubert, London, England



Appropriations 1-4, Karsten Schubert, London, England



Market, Building One, London, England

Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany

Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy



Karsten Schubert, London, England

Sovereign, Projects for the windows of the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York NY



Group Exhibitions



The Horror Show! A Twisted Tale of Modern Britain, Somerset House, London, England

Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy of Arts, London, England 

Dream On, Tobacco Factory, presented by the Hellenic Parliament and NEON, Athens, Greece



UnNatural History, curated by Invisible Dust, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, England



Cranach: Artist & Innovator, Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire, England

Duchamp Threads the Needle, David Nolan Gallery, New York NY



Should I Stay or Should I Go?, Patrick Heide Gallery, London, England

Drawing Biennial 2019, The Drawing Room, London, England

Winter Garden, Lindsey Ingram Gallery, London, England



Open for Business, Riga Bienniale, Riga, Latvia

In My Shoes: Art and the Self since the 1990s, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England; [travelling to: Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, England; Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales; The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire; England]



New Sculpture, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, England



A Weed is a Plant out of Place, Lismore Castle, Waterford, Ireland

PRIÈRE DE TOUCHER -The Touch of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland



Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

Seven Artists from the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Reflections on the Self: From Dürer to Struth, Christie’s Mayfair, London, England



ART Fahrenheit 415: Sailing Into The Sea of Oblivion, Yokohama Triennale,Yokohama, Japan



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

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. [travelled to: Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria]



Edgelands - Prints by George Shaw and Michael Landy, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England

Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

On the Edge of the World, Selected works from the British Council Collection, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, England



Faster and Slower Lines, From the Collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Listasafn Reykjavikur, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

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 NY

Drawing 2011, Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London, England

Under Destruction, SI Swiss Institute, New York NY



Fresh Hell, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Under Destruction, Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland



Projections, Carré d’Art, Nîmes Museum of Contemporary Art, Nimes, France

Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England

Sicilia 1968/2008: The Spirit of Time, Riso, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Italy

Comisariada, MasArt Galeria, Barcelona, Spain

The Third Dimension, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England



Safe as Houses, Karsten Schubert, London, England

Art, Price and Value, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy



To Burn Oneself with Oneself: The Romantic Damage Show, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Alexander and Bonin, New York NY



Bad Behaviour, Arts Council Collection exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London, England; [travelled to: Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, England; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales; The Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, England]



L'Air du Temps, Bloomberg Space, London, England

Shopping: Art and Consumer Culture, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany; [travelled to: Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England]

Micro/Macro: British Art 1996-2002, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada  



From Blast To Frieze: A Century of British Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France         

Face/Off, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England

XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil



Out of line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London, England; York City Art Gallery, York, England; Tate Modern, London, England

Field Day: Sculpture from Britain, organized by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the British Council

La Otra Britania, Centro Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain



British Art Show 5, Edinburgh; Cardiff; Birmingham, England

Diary, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, England

Puerile 69, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland



Waste Management, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Trace and Art Lovers, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, England

Flower Show, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, England



London, UKNow, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York NY

Interactive: An Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture, Amerada Hess Limited, London, England

Feeringbury VIII, Cultivated, Feeringbury Manor, Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, England

XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil



Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts London, England; [travelled to: Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn Museum, New York NY]

Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and 90s’, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Dimensions Variable: New Works for the British Council Collection, British Council exhibition, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Follow Me: British Art on the Lower Elbe, organized by Landschaftsverband Stade; billboard at Kaemmererplatz, Cuxhaven, Germany

Contemporary British Drawing, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York NY



Acel: Arts Council Collection New Purchases, Arts Council; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England; Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England; Oldham Art Gallery, Sheffield, England; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, England; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England

Plastic, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England

From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptors’ Drawings, Frith Street Gallery and Karsten Schubert, London, England

Some Drawings: From London, Kate Bernard, London, England

The Meaning of Life, The Art Nolde Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

Screening of Artist’s Film and Video, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland

Made In London, Simmons & Simmons, in collaboration with the British Council, EXPO 98, Museu de Electricidade, Lisbon, Portugal

Plastic, organized by Richard Salmon, London, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England



‘Brilliant!’ New Art from Britain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN; Contemporary Arts Museum,

Houston TX

12th International Biennial of Small Sculpture, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven CT

Brilliant (drawings), Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis MN

LA International, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica CA



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, England



You’ve Seen the Rest Now Try the Best: Keith Coventry, Michael Landy, Mark Wallinger, City Racing Gallery, London, England           

Five Works: Keith Conventry, Michael Landy, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding, Karsten Schubert, London, England

Visione Britannica, Valentina Moncada and Pino Casagrande, Rome, Italy

Karsten Schubert at Aurel Scheibler: Keith Coventry, Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whitehead, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany

Restaurant, curated by Marc Jancou, La Bocca, Paris, France

The Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, England

Unfair, Cologne, Germany



Instructions Received by Liam Gillick: Angela Bulloch, Adam Chodzko, 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, Italy

Commissions and Collaborations: the BBC Billboard Project, Mills and Allen, London, England

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, Germany

Summer Group Show: Robert Barry, Keith Coventry, Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Stephen Prina, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding, Karsten Schubert, London, England

London, UKPortfolio: 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, England

Fifth Anniversary Exhibition: Mat Collishaw, Keith Coventry, Tobias Eyferth, Nicholas Fudge and Sarah Lucas, curated by Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert, London, England



Confrontaciones, Palacio de Velasquez, Madrid, Spain

We’ve Lost ET but the Boy’s Coming Back: Peter Cain, Michael Jenkins and Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert, London, England

Centenary Exhibition: Michael Craig-Martin, Michael Landy and Julian Opie, Goldsmiths’ Gallery, London, England

Broken English: Angela Bulloch, Ian Davenport, Anya Gallaccio, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Sarah Staton and Rachel Whiteread, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Michael Landy, Chrsitian Marclay, Peter Nagy, Andreas Schon and Steve Wolfe, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York NY

Unknown Europe, Miedzyhardow e Stowarzysznenie Krytykow Sztuki, Krakow, Poland



East Country Yard Show, London, England

A Group Show, Karsten Schubert, London, England

Multiples, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York NY

Supply: The Köln Show, Galerie Jablonka, Cologne, Germany

Artificial Nature, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece



Young British Art Show: Angela Bulloch, Michael Landy, Gary Hume, Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany

Home Truths, Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy  

La Biennal de Barcelona, Spain

Dan Flavin, Michael Landy, Thomas Locher, Karsten Schubert, London, England



That Which Appears is Good, That Which is Good Appears, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne,


Ian Davenport, Gary Hume & Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert, London, England

Freeze, Surrey Docks, London, England


Public Collections


Arts Council of England

Royal Academy, London, England

Tate Collection, London, England

British Museum, London, England

The Whitworth, Manchester, England

The British Council, England
The Government Art Collection, England

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

Rijksmusem Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown MA





CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)


Michael Landy