1969 Born in London
Lives and works in London
1997 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London
1991 BA Fine Art: Painting, Chelsea School of Art & Design, London

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Introduced Species of Micronesia, Mount Stuart Castle, Isle of Bute, UK
The Archipelago of Contented Peoples: Endurance Groups, The Common Guild, Glasgow, UK
2016 Der Uberlebensinstinkt, Kimmerich, Berlin
The Gilded Bough, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2015 The Fictional Pixel and The Ancient Set, Bergen Kunsthall, NO.5, Bergen, Norway
Analogues, Methods, Monsters, Machines, Centre D’Art Contemporain Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (cat)
2014 Hölderlin in Knapsack, Marc Jancou OFFSITE Rossinière, Switzerland
2013 Grid & Spike, MDC Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany
Total Social Objects, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2012 Rat. Pearl. London. Onion:, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Culpable Earth, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
2011 Twickenham Garden, Kimmerich Gallery, New York (NY)
Mon PlaisirVotre Travail, La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France
2010 Trom Bell To The Bow Draps, Hotel, London
Golden Times, Haus der Junst, Munich, Germany
2009 David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
The Ground is Good, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Two Times New Horizon, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
2008 The Ancient Set and The Fictional Pixel, Film Installations and Performance, Serpentine Pavillion, London
Osram and Omar, Hotel, London
The Ancient Set, International Project Space, Bournville, Birmingham, UK
A & not A, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany
2007 New Valkonia, David Kordansky, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2006 Courtesy Of The Neighbourhood Watch, White Columns, New York (NY), USA
2005 All Across the Thready Eye, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fear of a Planet, Hotel, London
2004 The Third of the Third, Hoxton Distillery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 For a Partnership Society, Zabludowicz Collection, London
The Policeman’s Beard Is Half Constructed: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Identify Your Limitations, Acknowledge the Periphery, VITRINE, Basel
Drawing Room Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London
2016 November’s Bone, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton (NY), USA
The Science of Imaginary Solutions, Breese Little, London
Self-Portrait, Massimo de Carlo, London
Art Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Solid Liquids, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany
What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland
Hepworth Sculpture Prize, Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK
The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
LSD, Rob Tufnell, London
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People: A Selection by Jennifer Higgie from the Arts Council Collection, The Atkinson, Southport, UK; Towner, Eastbourne, UK
2015 Christopher Logue: Poster Poems, Rob Tufnell, London
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People: A Selection by Jennifer Higgie from the Arts Council Collection, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK; Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK; Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
The Persistence of Objects, curated by The Common Guild, Glasgow, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland
The Noing Uv It, curated by Martin Clark and Steven Claydon, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
2014 Alexander McQueen, women’s store, London
On The Devolution Of Culture, Rob Tufnell, London
Period Room, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans?, Galeri Mana, Istanbul, Turkey
This is our Art This is our Music: An exhibition of Art by Musicians and Music by Artists, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
2013 Winter Show/Exposition d’Hiver, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
One Torino, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy
Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013, Tate Britain, London
Aquatopia, Notthingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; Tate St Ives, St Ives, UK
Young Collectors, Maison Particulière, Brussels
Busted, High Line Commission, various locations on the High Line, New York (NY)
Indifferent Matter: From Object to Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Transmitter / Receiver: The persistence of collage from the Arts Council Collection, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
2012 Unlimited Bodies / Corps Sans Limites, Palais d'Iéna, Siège du Conseil économique, social et environnemental, Paris
SOUNDWORKS, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
In the Space of the Beholder, Contemporary Sculpture from the Sammlung Moderne Kunst, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
IN RAUM DES BETRACHTERS: Skulptur der Gegenwart aus der Sammlung Moderne Kunst, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Various Stages – Bedingte Bühnen, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany
This This Monster This Things, Focal Point Gallery, Southend Central Library, Southendon-Sea, UK
Transmitter / Receiver: The persistence of collage from the Arts Council Collection, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK; Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK
The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time, Cubitt, London
2011 CLASSICS, Carlson, London
The Keno Twins 5, Barriera, Turin, Italy
The Profane Myth, The Literary & Philosophical Society and The Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
The Strawberry Thief, curated by Jeremy Deller, The Fine Art Society, London
Transmitter / Receiver: The persistence of collage from the Arts Council Collection, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK
Something in the Way, LIAF 2011, Kabelvag, Norway
We Will Live, We Will See, The Zabludowicz Collection, London
Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, DE; CAPC de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Time Again, Sculpture Center, Long Island City (NY), USA
Savage Messiah, Rob Tufnell, London, UK
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Gallery, London; Glasgow, UK; Plymouth, UK
2010 Alexandra Bircken, Carol Bove, Steven Claydon, Kimmerich, New York (NY), USA
Rive Gauche/Rive Droite, organized by Marc Jancou, Paris
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (NY), USA
Goldene Zeiten, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2009 Newspeak: British Art Now, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Dark Monarch, Tate St.Ives, Cornwall, UK
Dune, The Drawing Room, London
Le Sang d‘un poète, Sant-Nazaire Biennale, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Remote Memories, Kai10, Düsseldorf, Germany, curated by Zdenek Felix
2008 Novel, Bibliothekswohnung Anna-Catherina Gebbers, Berlin
Homage to Modern Art, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
The Ancient Set, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London
Busan Biennial, Busan, South Korea
In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland
Heroes and Villians, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York (NY), USA
2007 Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK curated by Steven Claydon
Nueva Dimension, Hats Plus, London, organised by Dick Evans
Effigies, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Old School, Hauser and Wirth Colnaghi, London; Zwirner and Wirth, New York (NY)
Sympathy For The Devil, Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA, curated by Dominic Molon
Galerie Rüdiger Shcöttle, Munich, Germany
Come Into The Open, Projekt 0047, Oslo, Norway
Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Gallery Swap, Hotel at Guido Baudach, Berlin
2006 The Metal Bridge, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, UK
Deep Into That Darkness Peering, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
Rings of Saturn, Tate Modern, London, curated by Emma Dexter
Dereconstruction, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY), curated by Matthew Higgs
Keep Passing The Open Windows Or Happiness, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Writing the Strobe, Dicksmith Gallery, London, curated by Andrew Hunt
2005 Time Lines, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westphalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Flies Around the Fury Flotsam, Curators Space, London
Odiseado Tra Tempo, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich, Switerland, curated by Charlotte Mailler
Paris – Londres: Le Voyage Interieur, Espace Electra, Paris, curated by Alex Farquharson
Even a Stopped Clock Tells the Right Time Twice a Day, ICA, London
Post no Bills, White Columns, New York (NY)
Clouds of Witness, Islington Town Hall, London
From Earth, Light Box, Tate Britain, London
2004 The Last Supper, Hoxton Distillery, London
The Poster, The Show 1,2,3, Hoxton Distillery, London
2003 Nibs., Hoxton Distillery, London, curated by Steven Claydon
The Sum of the Earth, Hoxton Distillery, London
2001 It Grows Away, collaboration with Neil Chapman, The Hoxton Distillery, London
Loud Like Nature, ADD N TO (X), La Box, Borges, France
2000 Five works in lieu of a particle accelerator, Greengrassi, London
1999 ADDING N TO (X), Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France
1998 Shrimp-Ice Briefing, with Neil Chapman, ICA ,London
Its A Curse Its A Burden, Approach Gallery, London, curated by Glenn Brown
1997 Peripheral Visionary, Eindhoven, NL, curated by Colin Lowe and Roddy Thompson

Film Screenings

2017 LUX Scotland presents: Culture and Matter with Steven Claydon, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
 2016 Lux Short Film Programme in response to YEAST, curated by Dominic Watson and SPACE Mare Street, London
2015 Steven Claydon: Early Films, Cinema Dynamo, Centre D’Art Contemporain Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
2014 Film London Jarman Award 2014, CIRCA Projects, Newcastle upon Tyne, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Tramway Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2014, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Artist Moving Image programme: Steven Claydon, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
ICA Artists' Moving Image Network: Steven Claydon, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
Artists' Film Club, ICA, London
Assembly: Composite II, Part of the series Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008-2013, Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain, London


2017 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists, London
2016 Shortlisted for the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

Public Collections

  Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle (WA), USA
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
Saatchi Gallery, London
Tate Gallery, London
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK