1967, born in Hamilton, Scotland


1986–1990, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1995–1997, Glasgow School of Art. MFA, Glasgow, Scotland
1996 California Institute for the Arts, Valencia/CA, USA

Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Martin Boyce - Hanging Gardens, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Remembered Skies, Tate Britain, London
The Anthropologist in me, FoĢrum Braga, Portugal
10 Year Anniversary, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
She sees the shadows, David Roberts Art Foundation, MOSTYN, Wales

2017

Gallery Tanya Bonakdar, New York, NY,USA
CONDO, The Modern Institute at Herald St, London
THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
Melbourne and Canberra Regional Museum, 2018
EUROVISIONS: Contemporary art from the Goldberg Collection’, National Art School, Sydney, Touring to
Heidie Museum, Melbourne and Canberra Regional Museum, 2018
True Faith (Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage), Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
CUT, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
Working/Not Working, CANADA, New York (Curated by Matt Connors)
ISelf Collection, Whitechapel, London

2016

Turner Prize: Do Words Have Voices, 2011.Installed as part of ‘Spotlight’ at Tate Britain, London, UK
CAPRI, Düsseldorf, GER (September)

2015

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Inside rooms drift in and out of sleep / While on the roof  / An alphabet of aerials  / Search for a language
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
When Now is Night, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

2014

Billboard for Edinburgh: Martin Boyce, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2013

All Over / Again / and Again, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
It’s Over / and Over, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Study: Eyes, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK

2012

In Praise of Shadows, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Scarecrows & Lighthouses, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

2011

Turner Prize 2011, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
KölnSkulptur 6, Skultpurenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany
Winter Palms, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Koch Institute (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, MA, USA
Night, terrace, lantern chains, forgotten seas, sky, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

2010

A Library of Leaves, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Commission for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

2009

No Reflections, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Nethergate, Scotland
Biennale di Venezia, 53rd International Exhibition of Art, Scottish Pavilion, Venice, Italy

2008

Out Of This Sun, Into This Shadow, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany

2007

That Blows Through Concrete Leaves, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
A Lost Cat and Alleyways. Back Gardens, Pools and Parkways, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Genève, Switzerland
We Make an Unsubstantial Territory, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Suspended Breath, Atelier Hermes, Seoul, South Korea

2006

Electric Trees and Telephone Booth Conversations, Frac - Fonds Régional d’ Art Contemporain des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
We Are the Breeze, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2005

Broken Fall, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany
Gallery Ruediger-Schottle, Munich, Germany

2004

We are Resistant, We Dry Out in the Sun, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich. Switzerland
Brushing Against Strange Weeds, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Dark Reflections, Adolf Luther Prize, Krefeld Museum, Krefeld, Germany
In Between Breaths and the Sodium Spill, Johnen und Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

2003

Art concept, Paris, France
Undead Dreams, RomaRomaRoma, Rome, Italy
Our Love is Like the Earth, the Sun, the Trees and the Birth, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2002

Our Love is like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

2001

Els Hanappe Underground (Solo), Athens, Greece

2000

Fear View, Johnen und Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Jerwood Gallery, London, UK

1999

Jacob Fabricius / recent projects, Copenhagen, Norway
When Now is Night, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
round room, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lotta Hammer, London, UK

1998

Habitat, London, UK

1996

Loggia Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
You Are Here, Lime Gallery, California Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1995

Something’s Got to Give, The Agency, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2019

Negative Space. Trajectories of Sculpture, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE
Objects of Wonder - British Sculpture 1950s – Present, PalaisPopulaire, Berlin, DE

2018

Boros Collection / Bunker Berlin #3’, Boros Collection, Berlin
Revolt & Revolutions, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall
Artists who make music Musicians who make art, Queen’s Park Railway Club, Glasgow
Open House, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Smooth Transitions, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

2017

ISelf Collection, Whitechapel, London
Working/Not Working, CANADA, New York (Curated by Matt Connors)
CUT, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
True Faith (Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage), Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
EUROVISIONS: Contemporary art from the Goldberg Collection, National Art School, Sydney, Touring to
Heidie Museum, Melbourne and Canberra Regional Museum, 2018
THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
CONDO, The Modern Institute at Herald St, London

2016

L’Esprit Du Bauhaus, L’Objet en Question, Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, FR
Grey Gardens, DCA, Dundee , UK
Comic Invention, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2015

Works on Paper, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
How to live? Visions of the future yesterday and today, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, GER
Haubrok Collection: Thoughts That Breathe, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris
Devils in the Making, GOMA, Glasgow
NOTES ON SCULPTURE A plea for deceleration, Galerie Krobath, Vienna (curated by Friederike Nymphius on the occasion of 'curated_by Vienna 2015')
Unfinished...Works from The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Gallery, London

2014

Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection', The Museum Of Art, Kochi, Japan 
'What is contemporary in contemporay art?', Mário Sequeira Gallery, Braga, Portugal
'Urban/Suburban', City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland 
'GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland', Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
'The Bigger Picture: Works from the 1990s', Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY, USA 
'The Tears of Things', Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
'No Such Thing As History', Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Munich, Germany
'You Imagine What You Desire', Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
COLOUR ON PAPER , Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

2013

When Now is Minimal: Die unbekannte Seite der Sammlung Goetz, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
39greatjones, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
'Out of the House, Cranford Collection', Sala de Arte, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

2012

La Biennale di architettura, Venice, Italy
Painting Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
The Spirit Level, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA
New Sculpture, Zacheta Narodowa Galeria, Warsaw, Poland
The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kabinettstücke, Museumsfreunde Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

2011

Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Shapes, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany 
La carte apres la Nature, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee, Scotland, UK

2010

Living Rooms/Pièces à vivre, Essonne, France 
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Minimalism and applied II, Berlin, Germany
Missing Beat, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Looking up, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
La carte d'après Nature, Nouveu Musee National de Monaco, Monaco (curated by Thomas Demand)
Parkliv, Marabouparken, Stockholm, Finland
The New Decor, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy', Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
Living Rooms, Centre d'art contemporain, Chamarande, France
HIGH IDEALS & CRAZY DREAMS, Vera Munro Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Silent Revolution, K21, Dusseldorf, Germany
Material Intelligence, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK
Galerie Sultana, Chansons de Geste, Paris, France
Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Minimalism And Applied II – Zeitgenössische Kunst im Dialog mit Design und Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, Germany
Marabouparken Art Space, Park liv, Sundbyberg, Sweden
Hayward Gallery, The New Order, London, UK
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
The 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand

2009

We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
Tonite, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Between the Days of Now and Then, Galerie Linn Lühn, Cologne, Germany
Yellow and Green, MMK Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Material Intelligence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
Being and Nothingness, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX, USA
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Nethergate, Scotland

2008

Heavy Metal. Die unerklärbare Leichtigkeit eines Materials,  Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany   
We Burn, We Shiver (with Ugo Rondinone), Sculpture Center, New York, NY, USA 
A Kaldor Art Project, Sculpture Public Project, Melbourne, Australia
FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Paul Stolper, London, UK
5 minutes later, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
The Eternal Nework', FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, France 5 minutes later, KW Institute for Contemporary Open Plan Living, Art, Berlin, Art TLV, Helena Rubenstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv, Israel
Peter Saville : Accessories to an artwork, Paul Stolper, London, UK

2007

Minimalism and Applied, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Munster Sculpture Project, Munster, Germany
La Camara del Eco. Arte Britanico Alcala 31, 28014, Madrid, Spain
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (curated by Ugo Rondinone)
Jubilee Exhibition, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland
Unmonumental: The Art Object in the 21st Century, The New Museum, New York, NY, USA
We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France
The Eternal Nework, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, France '5 minutes later', KW Institute for Contemporary Open Plan Living, Art, Berlin Art TLV, Helena Rubenstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv , Israel
Peter Saville : Accessories to an artwork, Paul Stolper, London, UK
Extracting from the World, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield 
Echo Room, Alcalá 31, 28014 
Half Square, Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, France
STAY FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER, South London Gallery, London, UK
Winter Palace, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006

Concrete Autumn (Broken Fall), (with The Modern Institute / Toby Webster Ltd and Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne), 
Art Unlimited, Art 37 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours in British Art 1900- 2006, Tate Britain,  London, UK, (curated by Helen Delaney as part of Tate Collection)
Body: New Art from the UK, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, China
Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany
Street: Behind the cliché, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Punching Through the Clouds, Tanya Bonakdar, New York, NY, USA
Draft Deceit, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Russia
Body: New Art from the UK, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON, USA
Body: New Art from the UK, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AL, USA
Body: New Art from the UK,  Art Gallery Novia Scotia, Halifax, NS, USA
Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art Galleries, London, UK
When the moon shines on the moonshine, Breeder, Athens, Greece
Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Punching Through the Clouds, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2005

De Sculptura, Ruzicska Gallery, Salzburg
Andrew Kreps, New York, NY, USA
What’s New Pussy Cat, Museum für Moderne Kunst‚ Frankfurt, Germany
Die gute Form, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri‚ Berlin, Germany
Body: New Art from the UK, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, USA 
De Sculptura, Ruzicska Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Gallery Ruediger-Schoettle, Munich, Germany
ThickDesign05, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
The Storm is what we call Progress, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

2004

Formalismus Moderne Kunst Heute, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

2003

Lyon biennale, Lyon, France
Love Over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Stills, Archibald Campbell and Harley Photography Prize, Edinburgh, Scotland
Contemporary Arbstraction, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
3D, Friedrich Petzel, New York, NY, USA
Sodium Dreams, Bard College, New York, NY, USA
Discussing Sculpture, Martin Janda Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Special Dedicac, Rochechouart Museum, Rochechouart, France
M_ars – Art and War, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
Breathing the Water, Galerie Hauser, Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2002

Greyscale CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Non Places, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Roma, Roma, Roma, Rome, Italy
Martin Boyce, When Now is Night, Art Unlimited, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Martin Boyce & Toby Paterson, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Torino, Italy
Happy Outsiders, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw & City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Katowice, Poland
Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen, Norway
Group Exhibition, Johnen and Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Half the World Away, Hallways CAC, Buffalo, NY, USA
Hell, Galerie Neugeriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

2001

Here and Now, Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
Trauma, DCA Dundee, MOMA Oxford, Dundee and Oxford, Scotland
G3, Casey Caplan, New York, NY, USA
Zero Gravity, Kunstverein für die Rheinlands und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Open Country, Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Circles, Gallerie ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Stratagies Against Architecture, Fondazione Teseco, Pisa, Italy

2000

Living, Chicago Project Rooms, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Pavillion, Mark Muller, Zurich, Switzerland
Model Model, NAK, Aachen, Germany
 What If, The Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
The British Art Show, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Becks’ Futures, The I.C.A., London, UK
Can 303’s Heal, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Future Perfect, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardif, the Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
A Shot in the Head, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Waiting, Halmstad, Mjellby Konstgard, Sweden
If I Ruled the World, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland

1999

The Office of Misplaced Events (Temporary Annexe), Lotta Hammer, London, UK
Please Touch, SCP, London, UK
Please Touch, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland
Getting the Corners, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Furoshikibility, Fly Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Disaster, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
Seven Wonders of the World, Publication (curated by Matthew Higgs)
Word Enough to Save a Life Word Enough to Take a Life, London, UK
In the Midst of Things, Bourneville, Birmingham, UK
Anarchitecture, de Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 If I Ruled the World,  Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Island 
The Queen is Dead, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Slip of the Mind, Centre Regional d’Art Contemporain, Sete, France
Stop Stop, (publication) Glasgow, Scotland

1998

Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Strolling, Melbourne, Australia
Museet for Samtidskunst, Nettverk Glasgow, Oslo, Scotland, Russia

1997

Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Airport, Photographers Gallery, London, UK
Group Exhibition, Lotta Hammer, London, UK
Life/Live, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Wish You Were Here Too, 83 Hill Street, Glasgow, Scotland

1996

Brain Mail, Broad, Studio 17 California Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Life / Live, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris , Paris, France
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire University, City Limits, UK
Wallpaper, C.C.A., Glasgow, Scotland
No Tell Hotel, Moat House Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow School of Art, Girls High, Glasgow, Scotland
Transmissions, Free Parking, Toronto, ON, USA
Fuse, McLellen Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland

1995

Mu-Tereem, Martin Boyce & David Allen, Budapest, Hungary
Fairy Tales in the Supermarket, Multiples Show, Scotland Street Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
30 Seconds + Title, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
New Rose Hotel, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Hopeless, C.C.A., Glasgow, Scotland

1994

ICA, Institute of Cultural Anxiety, London, UK
Miniatures, The Agency, London, UK
Modern Art, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Wish You Were Here, The Bourse, Leeds, UK
Difficult Relationships, 99 Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1993

Matter and Fact, Collection Gallery, London, UK
Left Luggage, Travelling Group Project, Hanru’s Home, Paris, France 
Home and Away, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

1992

How Noisy Everything Grows, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Love at First Sight, The Showroom Gallery, London, UK
l’u di carte, Cafe Picasso, Rome, Italy
Contact 552 4813, Transmission Gallery, Group Show, Glasgow, Scotland

1991

Windfall, Seamen’s Mission, Glasgow, Scotland
The Living Room, Glasgow, Scotland
Speed, Tranmssion Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

1990

5 Artists from Glasgow, Exchange Between Transmission Gallery and Hordaland Kunstner Sentrum, Bergen, Scotland, Norway

1989

Information, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Awards

2011

Turner Prize