Born in 1956 in Cheshire, United Kingdom
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

Cornelia PARKER

education

1974-1975
Gloucestershire College of Art & Design

1975-1978
Wolverhampton Polytechnic - BA Hons

1980-1982
Reading University - MFA

solo shows

2017
Frith Street Gallery, London

2016
The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2015
One More Time, Terrace Wires Commission, St Pancras International Station,
London
Magna Carta (An Embroidery), British Library, London; The Whitworth, Manchester; The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
The Whitworth, Manchester

2014
Truth to Materials, Guy Bartschi, Geneva
Ikon Icons - 1980s, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2013
Frith Street Gallery, London
Galeria Carles Tache, Barcelona

2011
Thirty Pieces of Silver, York St Mary’s, York (in association with Tate)
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London
(Curation for Collections Gallery of the UK Government Art Collection)

2010
Doubtful Sound, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead D’Amelio Terras, (Front Room) New York
No Mans Land, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

2009
Nocturne: A Moon Landing, Firework display and installation to open Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

2008
Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva
Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona
Never Endings, Museo De Arte de Lima, Peru (Touring from IKON)
Frith Street Gallery, London
Chomskian Abstract, Whitechapel Laboratory, Whitechapel Gallery, London (touring: Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Galleria d’Arte Moderna Contemporanea, Bergamo: Fundacion PRO, Buenos Aires; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; The Institute for the Re-adjustment of Clocks, Istanbul; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; The Ullens Centre for Contemporary Artm Beijing)

2007
Never Endings, IKON, Birmingham

2006
Bröntean Abstracts, Brönte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, West Yorkshire

2005
Focus: Cornelia Parker, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
New Work by Cornelia Parker, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Subconscious of a Monument, Royal Institute of British Architects, London D’Amelio Terras, New York
Perpetual Canon, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany

2004
Cornelia Parker: Installations from the Tate Collection, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich
Galeria Carles Tache, Barcelona
Finesilver Gallery, Project Space, San Antonio, Texas

2003
D’Amelio Terras, New York
Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva

2002
Frith Street Gallery, London

2001
GAM, Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy

2000
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
The Arts Club of Chicago, USA
Aspen Art Museum, USA
ICA: Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA


1999
Frith Street Gallery, London
Avoided Object, Warburg Institute, London
Science Museum, London

1998
Serpentine Gallery, London
Deitch Projects, New York

1997
ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas
Avoided Object, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy

1996
Avoided Object, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

1995
The Maybe (Collaboration with Tilda Swinton), Serpentine Gallery, London Gallery 102, Dusseldorf

1992
Eigen+Art, Leipzig
Vitrine Hortense Stael, Paris


1991
Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, Chisenhale Gallery, London Vitrine Hortense Stael, Paris
Matter and What it Means, Spitalfields Heritage Centre, presented by the Whitechapel Gallery, London

1989
Matter and What it Means, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

1988
Thirty Pieces of Silver, IKON Gallery, Birmingham

1987
Inventories of Rooms: The Weather Within, Actualities, Narrow Street, London

1980
Stoke City Art Gallery & Museum, Stoke-on-Trent

group shows

2017
Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge
Q&A: Artists in Conversation, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2016
Now It Is Permitted: 24 Wayside Pulpits, Swedenborg House, London First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA, The Institute of
Contemporary Art, Boston
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Found, The Foundling Museum, London (curated by Cornelia Parker) Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Sublime, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Lorraine

2015
Periodic Tales, Compton Verney, Warwickshire Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection,
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand

2014
Lucien Terras, New York
Silver, Frith Street Gallery, London
Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
Drawn Together: Artist as Selector, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (curated Black and White room)
El Hotel Eléctrico, MHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp. Curator: Edwin Carels
Things Beyond Our Control, Suji Park / Cornelia Parker / Jun Yang, St Paul St Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Yoko Ono, Guggenheim Bilbao Museum
Dries Van Noten, Fashion Galleries at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain, Tate Liverpool Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Japan Tour, 18 January – March 2014: Tokyo Station Gallery, April – June 2014: Itami
City Museum of Art, November – December 2014: Kochi Museum of Art, January – March 2015: Okayama Museum of Art

2013
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
We’ll Try It through Space, Nitra Gallery, Slovakia
White Light/White Heat: Contemporary Artists & Glass, The Wallace
Collection, London
Exploding Utopia (Curated by Rozemin Keshvani) Laure Genillard Gallery, London
Mortality: Death and the Imagination, The Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art
Homelands, Touring Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, India. Nuage, Musée Réattu, Arles
Where are we Standing? Earth, Memory and Resurrection: Aichi Triennale, Nogoya, Japan
Glasstress White Light/White Heat, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice Biennale, Italy

2012
Encounter, The Royal Academy in the Middle East, Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar
Hieroglyphs, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas
Medals of Dishonour, Hermitage’s Menshikov Palace, St Petersburg, Russia Where is the Power, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts: TCU, Fort Worth Gestures In Time: Jerusalem Show part of the 1st Qalandiya International Festival, Jerusalem
The Unseen: 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
A drawing while waiting for an idea, Large Glass, London Sculpture out of Landscape, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln Positions, Eigen + Art, Leipzig

2011
Travelling Light: Government Art Collection selected by Simon Schama, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Apothecary Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand
Humid but cool, I think, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo
Folkestone Triennial 2011: A Million Miles From Home, Folkestone Life A User’s Manual, Meesen de Clerq Gallery, Brussels
Falling up: The Gravity of Art, The Courtauld Gallery, London Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Mystics or Rationalists? Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Suspense, EX3 Centre for Contemporary Art, Florence
Made In Britain: Works from the British Council Collection, Xi'an Art
Museum, Hong Kong, Heritage Museum and Suzhou Museum, China

2010
Made In Britain: Works from the British Council Collection, Sichuan
Provincial Museum Chengdu China
The Future Demands Your Participation: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, MoMA, New York Chartwell Collection Exhibition, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki
The Hand, Works/Projects, Spike Island, Bristol After the Volcano, Frith Street Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London What If...Festival, Siobhan Davies Studios, London
After the Gold Rush, Charles H.Scott Gallery, Vancouver Nachspeil Vorspiel, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway Exquisite Trove, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance

2009
Earth: Art of a Changing World, GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy of Arts, London
Exquisite Trove, The New Art Gallery, Walsall
Rethink Kakotopia, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen
The 8th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Russia Medals of Dishonour, British Museum, London
With You I Want to Live, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This is Sculpture, DLA Piper Series, Tate Liverpool
Art in the Auditorium, Fundaciòn Proa, Buenos Aires
Interplay, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St. Edmunds
Walking on the Moon, SMS Contemporanea, Santa Maria Della Scala, Siena
Wunderkammer, Meesen de Clerq Gallery, Brussels
Perhaps Nothing, Perhaps Something, Leeds Metropolitan University
Gallery & Studio, Leeds
Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh Collector’s XXIV, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Selections, D’Amelio Terras, New York

2008
The Thinking Body, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco; University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon
Artist and Camera, Ways of Looking, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
Inauguracion, Carreras Mugica, Bilbao Concrete Dreams, APT Gallery, London
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, The Museum of Arts & Design, New York Prophet, Spike Island, Bristol
Revolutions – Forms That Turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney Intervention/Decoration, Foreground, multiple sites, Frome
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London Print the Legend: The Myth of the West, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Marcel Broodthaers and Cornelia Parker, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh Three Rooms, D’Amelio Terras, New York
Greenwashing, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
Blown Away – The Artful Explosion, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois
Conversations, Kettle’s Yard, London

2007
Projektion, Lenos Kunstmuseum, Linz
Says the Junk in the Yard, Flowers East, London
Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, 8th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates
Collective One, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva
Living in the Material World, National Art Center, Tokyo

2006-07
You’ll Never Know, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition: Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea; The Lowry, Salford; The New Art Gallery, Walsall; Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
Altered, Stitched, and Gathered, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York The Shadow, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Sienna & Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro

2006
Resonance, Frith Street Gallery, London
Thread, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, New York
Projektion, Museum of Art, Luzern
Cornelia Parker & Rob Smith, Royal Academy Schools Gallery, Hornsey Femme d’Europe, Saint Tropez

2005-07
Body: New Art from the UK, British Council touring exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa

2005
Water, Air, Earth, Ice. At the origins of life between Art and Science, Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art, Genova, Italy
The Real Ideal, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
Presence, Gimpel Fils, London
Bye-Bye blackboard..from Einstein and others, Museum of History of Science, Oxford
Beyond Belief, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Multiplication: Artists Multiples from the British Council Collection, Museo Arte Contemporaneo De Zulia, Maracaibo, Venuzuela
Think & Wonder, Wonder & Think, Museum of Childhood, London
In the Neighborhood of Infinity, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2004
Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Other Times, City Art Gallery, Prague
After Life, curated by Simon Morrissey, The Bowes Museum, County Durham
The Disembodied Spirit, Contemporary Art, Kansas City
La Mort Devant Soi, Galerie Guy Bartshi, Geneva
Treble, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

2003
A Bigger Splash: British Art from the Tate: 1960 – 2003, Pavilhao Lucas Nogueira Garcez, Sao Paolo
Rancho Notorious, Pearl, London
80th Exhibition of Artist Members, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL Prima Facie, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Contemporary Collecting: New Art for Manchester, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Knockabout, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
In Good Form: Recent Sculptures from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Dust Memories, Swiss Institute-Contemporary Art, New York
Days like These, Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London
Stacked, D'Amelio Terras, New York
The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine; touring to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City and Austin Museum of Art
Independence, South London Gallery
Doublures, Musée Du Québec, Montreal
From Dust to Dusk, Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen

2002
To Eat or not to Eat, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
Continuitá: Arte in Toscana 1945-2000, Fattoria di Celle, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy
Summer Exhibition, Frith Street Gallery
Summer Palace, A Garden for Artists, Düsseldorf
Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
Pure Containment, Sculptures in the Collection, Arts Council of England, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond

2001
Summer Exhibition, Frith Street Gallery, London
Solid State: Reflections Upon the Real, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
2000: the end of century. The seeds of the future, Comune di Milano, Italy The Silk Purse Procedure, Spike Island and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Paper Assets British Museum, London
Multiplication: Artists Multiples from the British Council, Placa Sponza, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Museum Brukenthal, Sibiu, Romania, Muzeul De Arta Brasov, Brasov, Romania, National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania

2000
British Art Part 1, Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin,
Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome
Between Cinema and a Hard Place, Tate Modern, London
Interventions, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

1999-2000
1999 Drawings, Alexander and Bonin, New York

1999
Porcupines, 291 Gallery, London
Disaster, Harris Museum, Preston
Documents and Lies, Optica, A Centre For Contemporary Art, Montreal, Dards D’art, Mouches, Moustiques...Modernite, Arles Museum, France
0 to 60 in Ten Years, Frith Street Gallery, London
Melbourne 1st International Biennial, Melbourne, Australia
Postmark: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, USA
Violent Incident, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Powder, Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado
Appliance of Science, Frith Street Gallery, London
Avoiding Objects, Apex Art, New York

1998-99
Silver and Syrup: Selections from the History of Photography,
Canon Photography Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Fun de Siecle: Irony, Parody and Humour in Contemporary Art, Walsall City Art Gallery. UK and Touring
Contemporary British Artists, Denver Art Museum, Denver
Thinking Aloud, Touring; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Camden Arts Centre, London

1997
Yoko Ono’s Water Piece, Ormeau Bath Gallery, Belfast
Sarajevo 2000, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
New Art from Britain, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
Video / Projection / Film, Frith Street Gallery, London
Destroyer, Creator, John Weber Gallery, New York
Drawing Itself, The London Institute
Soon, Het Consortium, Amsterdam
Drawing Show, Glasgow Print Studio
The MGA Collection, The Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh
Natural Science, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London
Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London
Night Shift, Schloss Pluschow, Germany
Building Site, Architectural Association, London
Critical Intervention, Jose Loff Gallery, Hartford Art School, USA

1996
Matter of Facts, Hawerkamp, Munster
City Space, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Some Drawings from London, 20 Princelet Street, London
Good News, Galerie 102, Dusseldorf

1995
Something The Matter: Helen Chadwick, Cathy de Monchaux, Cornelia Parker, Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Rosario, Argentina; and travelling to Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Rio de Janeiro; Galeria Athos Bulcao, Brasilia
A House in Time, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Slovinia
Young British Artists, Eigen + Art at the Independent Art Space, London
The Edge of Town, Jose Loff Gallery, Connecticut, USA
Five Artists, Frith Street Gallery, London

1994-95
Art Unlimited, Royal Festival Hall, touring exhibition of multiples

1994
XXII Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil

1993-95
Recent British Sculpture, Arts Council touring exhibition

1993
Cornelia Parker, Eigen+Art, New Y ork
Ha-Ha, Killerton Park, Devon
Topos, Grassimuseum, Leipzig

1992
Nigel Greenwood, London
Klaus vom Bruch, Ingo Gunther, Cornelia Parker, Annelies Strba, Eigen+Art, Berlin
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Northern Adventures, Camden Arts Centre & St. Pancras Station, London Through the Viewfinder, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam

1991
Excavating the Present, Kettle’ s Y ard, Cambridge
Tous Azimuts, Vitrine Hortense Stael, Paris

1990
The British Art Show 3, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; Hayward Gallery, London
Mostra, British School, Rome
Rome Scholars 1980-90, Royal College of Art, London
Edge 90, Newcastle, Glasgow
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
River, Goldsmiths Gallery, University of London
Systems of Support, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

1986
Surveying the Scene, South Hill Park, Bracknell, Aspects Gallery, Portsmouth
National Garden Festival, Stoke-on-Trent
New British Sculpture, Air Gallery, London
No Place Like Home, Cornerhouse, Manchester

1985
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

1983
Sculpture by Women, IKON Gallery, Birmingham
IKON Touring Drawing Exhibition

1980
Midland View, Stoke City Art Gallery & Museum, touring
Indicates Catalogue

public collection


Arts Council Collection of Great Britain British Council
British Museum
Bury Art Gallery
Brooklyn Museum
Contemporary Arts Society
De Young Museum, San Francisco
Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona
Glaxo Wellcome Collection
Government Art Collection, UK
Henry Moore Foundation
ICA Boston
Leicestershire Council
MAG Collection, UK
Milwaukee Arts Museum, Wisconsin
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Musee D’Art Modern – Centre Pompidou
Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Phoenix Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Tate Gallery
The Royal Collection
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Yale Center for British Art, USA
Museum of Contemporary Arts Sarajevo
Various Private Collections in Europe and the USA

awards

2016
Artist of the Year, Apollo Magazine

2011
The Hugh Casson Drawing Prize, Royal academy Summer Exhibition

2010
Elected to Royal Academy of Arts, London
Awarded OBE

2008
Honorary Doctorate, University of Gloucestershire

2000
Honorary Doctorate, University of Wolverhampton

1998
International Association of Art Critics Prize (US), Best Show by an
Emerging Artist, for Mass: Colder Darker Matter at Deitch Projects, NY

1997
Nominated for the Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London

1991-92
Henry Moore Scholarship, Wimbledon School of Art

1989
British School at Rome A ward

1985
Greater London Arts A ward

1983
Southern Arts Award

1980
First Prize Midland View Stoke City Art Gallery & Museum