Thomas Houseago

Born in Leeds, England, 1972

Jacob Kramer Foundation College, Leeds, England, 1990 – 1991
St. Martin’s School of Art, London, England, 1991 – 1994
De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1994 – 1996

Lives and works in Los Angeles CA

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Gemeentemuseum den Haag, ‘Thomas Houseago: Studies ’98 – ‘14’, The Hague, Netherlands
Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle (comprised of Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Yorkshire, UK.

2013
Galleria Borghese, ‘Striding Figure / Standing Figure’, Rome, Italy
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Roman Figures’, Rome, Italy
Southwood Garden, St. James’s Church, ‘Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture: Thomas Houseago’, London, England
Storm King Art Center, ‘As I went out one morning’, Mountainville NY
Xavier Hufkens, ‘My Genghis Khan Suit / Like A Circle Around the Sun’, Brussels, Belgium

2012
Hauser & Wirth London, ‘I’ll be your sister’, London, England
Hauser & Wirth London, ‘Special Brew’, London, England
Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture Southwood Garden, St.James’s Church, ‘Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture: Thomas Houseago’, London, England
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘The mess I’m looking for’, Zurich, Switzerland
High Line, ‘Thomas Houseago, Lying Figure’, New York NY
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, ‘Thomas Houseago: Hermaphrodite’, Norwich, England
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, Norwich, England

2011
The Centre International d’Art et du Paysage de l’Ile de Vassivière, ‘What Went Down’, Vassivière, France
Inverleith House, ‘The Beat of the Show (Indoor Sculpture)’, Edinburgh, Scotland
Inverleith House, ‘The Beat of the Show (Outdoor Sculpture)’, Edinburgh, Scotland
L & M Arts, ‘All Together Now’, Los Angeles CA
Museum Abteiberg, ‘What Went Down’, Mönchengladbach, Germany (Travelling exhibition)

2010
Galerie Michael Werner, ‘The Moon and the Stars and the Sun’, New York NY
Modern art Oxford and the Ashmolean Museum, ‘What Went Down’, Oxford, England (Travelling exhibition)
Rennie Collection, ‘Amy Bessone and Thomas Houseago’, Vancouver, Canada

2009
Ballroom Marfa, ‘Two Face’ (with Aaron Curry)’, Marfa TX
Contemporary Fine Arts, ‘There’s a Crack in Everything, That’s How the Light Gets In’, Berlin, Germany
Galleria Zero, ‘Ode’, Milan, Italy
Veneklasen/Werner, ‘TWOFACETWO: Aaron Curry & Thomas Houseago’, Berlin, Germany

2008
David Kordansky Gallery, ‘Serpent’, Los Angeles CA
Herald Street, ‘Bastards’, London, England
Xavier Hufkens, ‘When Earth Fucks with Space’, Brussels, Belgium

2007
The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, ‘A Million Miles Away’, Glasgow, Scotland

2003
S.M.A.K., ‘Thomas Houseago, I am Here, Selected Sculptures 1995 – 2003’, Ghent, Belgium

2002
Xavier Hufkens, ‘Thomas Houseago, Amy Bessone’, Brussels, Belgium

2000
Galerie Fons Welters, ‘Something to Be’, Brussels, Belgium

1996
Si en La, ‘Mum’s tattoo’ (with Matthew Monahan and guest curator Luc Tuymans), Antwerp, Belgium
Stedelijk Museum Bureau, ‘Thomas Houseago’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

2014
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Group Show’, Paris, France
JGM Galerie, ‘Masks’, Paris, France
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, ’1 + 1 = 1’, Montreal, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo’, Chicago IL
Slewe Galerie, ‘Broken Gods Broken Heroes: Thomas Houseago, Jonathan Meese, Matthew Monahan’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
David Achenbach Projects, ‘I may be wrong but I think you are beautiful’, Düsseldorf, Germany

2013
Le Consortium, ‘L’art à l’endroit. Parcours d’art contemporain à Aix-en-Provence’, Aix-en-Provence, France
MATE, ‘Somos Libres. The world of contemporary art through the eyes of Mario Testino’, Lima, Peru
Palm Springs Art Museum, ‘Beg, Borrow and Steal’, Palm Springs CA
CAB Art Center, ‘Contemporary Future’, Brussels, Belgium

2012
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowksi Castle, ‘Figures from the New World’, Warsaw, Poland
David Roberts Art Foundation, ‘A House of Leaves’, London, England
Sigi-Feigel-Terrasse, ‘Art and the City’ (with Martin Creed, Subodh Gupta, and Paul McCarthy), Zurich, Switzerland
The Hepworth, ‘To Hope, To Tremble, To Love: Works from the David Roberts Art Foundation’, Wakefield, England
Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, ‘Alone Together’, Miami FL
L&M Arts, ‘For the Martian Chronicles“, Venice, CA
Rosenblum Collection, ‘Crossing Mirrors’, Paris, France
St Helen’s Square, ‘Great St Helen’s: Sculpture Space’, London, England
Xavier Hufkens, ‘Group Show 2012’, Brussels, Belgium

2011
The Granary, ‘Not on Your List and Not Present’, Litchfield County CT
Musée des Augustins / Musée de Beaux – Arts de Toulouse, Cour de l’Hôtel Saint – Jean (DRAC Midi – Pyrénées), ‘Le Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse’, Toulouse, France
Michael Werner Gallery, ‘Flowers for Summer’, New York NY
Nasher Sculpture Center, ‘Statuesque’, Dallas TX
Palazzo Grassi, ‘The World Belongs to You’, Venice, Italy
Park de Oude Warande, ‘Lustwarande (4th International Sculpture Exhibition) ‘, Tilburg, Netherlands
‘ArtZuid 2011’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Punta della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation, ‘In Praise of Doubt’, Venice, Italy
Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, ‘American Exuberance’, Miami FL
The Saatchi Gallery, ‘Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture’, London, England
Zabludowicz Collection, ‘Well Will Live, We Will See’, London, England

2010
City Hall Park / Public Art Fund, ‘Statuesque’, New York NY
David Roberts Art Foundation, ‘More Pricks than Kicks’, London, England
MOCA, ‘The Artist’s Museum’, Los Angeles CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, ’2010 Whitney Biennial’, New York NY
Zabludowicz Collection, ‘The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place’, London, England

2009
‘Beaufort03:Art by the Sea’, Blankenberge, Belgium
Galerie Sabine Knust & Maximilian Verlag, ‘Construct and Dissolve: Works on paper from artists from Los Angeles’, Munich, Germany
Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, ‘I giovani che visitano le nostre rovine non vi vedono che uno stile’, Turin, Italy
The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, ‘Thomas Houseago, Dieter Roth, André Thomkins’, Glasgow, Scotland
MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, ‘All That Is Solid Melts Into Air’, Antwerp, Belgium
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Craft of Collecting’, Chicago IL
Nyehaus, ‘California Maximalism’, New York NY
Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, ‘Beg Borrow and Steal’, Miami FL

2008
Chapelle de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, ‘Academia: Qui es-tu? ‘, Paris, France
Galleria Zero, ‘Kabul 3000 (Love among the cabbages)’, Milan, Italy
Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, ‘Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner’, Berlin, Germany
Michael Werner Project Space, ‘Black Swan: A Sculpture Show’ (organized by Aaron Curry and Thomas Houseago), London, England
Museum for Modern Art, ‘Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur’, Arnhem, Netherlands

2007
Angles Gallery, ‘Sculptor’s Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More’, Los Angeles CA
Camden Arts Centre, ‘Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring’, London, England
Galerie Sabine Knust & Maximilian Verlag, ‘Personal Belongings – Contemporary Sculptures from Los Angeles’, Munich, Germany

2006
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, ‘Transformers’, Reno NV
The Foundation T-Life, ‘Making and finding’, Mount Kisco NY
Rubell Family Collection, ‘Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection’, Miami FL
Vilma Gold Project Space, ‘The Glass Bead Game’, Berlin, Germany

2005
David Kordansky Gallery, ‘Both Ends burning’, Los Angeles CA
L.I.U., ‘Six Outdoor Projects’, New York NY

2003
Galerie Fons Welters, ‘Group Show’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maliebeeld, ‘Passie in Beeld, ruimtelijk werk uit de collectie van de Nederlandsche Bank’, Den Haag, Netherlands

2002
Nieuwe Kerk , ‘Stedelijk Museum in De Nieuwe Kerk, Beelden/Sculpture 1947-2002’ curated by Rudi Fuchs, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2001
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, ‘Rondom Jheronimous Bosch’, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1999
Archipel, ‘Werk boven de bank’, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, ‘Glad IJs’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1998
De Ateliers, ‘Morning Glory’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Nederlandsche Bank, ‘Acquisitions 1997’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Xavier Hufkens, ‘Summer Show’, Brussels, Belgium

1997
Stedelijk Museum, ‘New Acquisitions’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Commissions

2004
Public Commission for Hoofdorp, Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands

2002
Commission for the City of Harderwijk, The Netherlands
Commission for the Briljantlaan, City of Utrecht, The Netherlands

1998
Sculpture Commission, Almere, The Netherlands (Mondriaan Stichting, Praktijkbureau)

1997
Commission for De Nederlandsche Bank Library, The Netherlands

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