1985-86 Canterbury Art College, Kent, UK
1986-89 Goldsmith’s College, London

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Spritmuseum, Stockholm
2016   All Body and Text Removed, Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2015 Bodies: animations from 1995 to 2001, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (TX), USA
2014 Frieze Art Fair booth, Sadie Coles HQ, London
UNPRINTED, Paul Stolper Gallery, London
2013 A Couple of Differences between Thinking and Feeling, NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK
Un-titled, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2012 A Couple of Differences Between Thinking and Feeling, Great St Helen’s: Sculpture Space, London
2011 Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
2010 Sadie Coles HQ, London
M Museum, Leuven, Belgium
2009 The Coach House at the Stables, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
2008 Sadie Coles HQ, London
2006 Uitnodiging, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam
Unwit, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (NY)
Survivor, BORTOLAMI DAYAN, New York (NY)
2005 Notnot, Vacio 9, Madrid, Spain
2004 Unwork, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Dysuniversal, Georg Kargl, Vienna
FORTES VILACA, São Paolo, Brazil
2002 Angus Fairhurst, Alphadelta Gallery – Artio Gallery, Athens
2001 This Does Not Last More Than One Second, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, Devon, UK
More or Less Angus Fairhurst, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Angus Fairhurst More or Less, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
This Does Not Last More Than Ten Seconds, Kunsthalle St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
1999 The Trouble with Comedy, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Art Fair, Berlin
The Foundation, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany (cat.) and Kunsthalle St.Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
1998 The Missing Link, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Standing Stock Still, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
Odd-Bod Photography (with Sarah Lucas), Sadie Coles HQ, London and Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
1997 Stand Still and Rot, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
1996 Low Lower Lowest, Jay Jopling/White Cube, London
The Artist Has Left (with Lothar Hempel), Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
A Cheap and Ill-fitting Relationship, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam
A False Dawn On The Road To Personal And Artistic Freedoms, Ridinghouse Editions, London
1994 Gallery Connections, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London
Drawings and Cartoons, 71 Hartham Road, London
1993 All Evidence of Man Removed, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London
1992 Man Abandoned by Space, Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland (cat.)
Etats specifiques, Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France (cat.)
1991 Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London
1990 You in Mind, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London

Selected Group Exhibitions


Reason Gives No Answers: Selected Works from the Collection, Newport Street Gallery, London

New Order, Sprüth Magers, London

Futures of Love, Magasins Généraux, Paris

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: artists' postcards from 1960 to now, British Museum, London


How to See [What Isn`t There]. A Group Show with Works from the BURGER COLLECTION, Hong Kong Curated by Gianni Jetzer, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

Nudes, Sadie Coles HQ, London

2017 Selected works from the Murderme collection, Newport Street Gallery, London
Art for Art’s Sake, Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, UK
2016 What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland
2015 Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna
Take Me To The River: Dojima River Biennale 2015, Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
TERRAPOLIS, NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery, French School at Athens, Athens (curated by Iwona Blazwick) 
2014 Crucible 2, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, United Kingdom
Like A Virgin, Mary as Wonder Woman, Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
Permanent Collection displays, Tate Britain, London
Urs Fischer curated show, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2013 Fresh Trauma, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2012 Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments d’autrui, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris
Freedom Not Genius, Works from Damien Hirst’s collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy
Sculptors’ Drawings & Works on Paper, Pangolin London and Kings Place Gallery, London
Art and Press, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin
Made in Britain, Benaki Museum, Athens
Haroon Mirza: I saw square triangle sine, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
2011 Haroon Mirza: I saw square triangle sine, Camden Arts Centre, London
Angus Fairhurst: A Couple of Differences Between Thinking and Feeling, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth (TX), USA
2010 Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Crucible, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, UK
Yesterday will be Better, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London
Grand National, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
Contemporary Kent Printmakers, School of Arts Jarman Building, Kent University, UK
Art, curated by Michael Craig-Martin, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin
25 Reasons We Still Need Superman, Video Art Touring Festival, Sarai CSDS, New Delhi; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Walls are Talking, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2009 Creatures, Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street
British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning 1967-2009, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase (NY), USA
Passports. In Viaggio Con l'Arte, Milan, Italy
In Between the Lines: Recent British Drawings, Trinity Contemporary, London
Time Out Beijing Video art festival, Beijing, touring to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Dubai and Tokyo
Contemporary Eye: Material Matters, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
Vlassis Caniaris. In Contrapunto, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, MIET, Athens
Nudes, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York (NY)
2008 Sterling Stuff, King’s Place Gallery, London
You dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the Soil, White Cube Hoxton, London
2006 Nothing but Pleasure, Bawag Foundation, Vienna
Prints, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Implosion: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
Dada’s Boys, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Survivor, Bortolami Dayan, New York (NY)
Dark, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
In the darkest hour there may be light: Works from Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection, Serpentine Gallery, London
All the Best: The Deutsche Bank Collection & Zaha Hadid, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, China (cat.)
Under Construction, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch (NJ), USA.
2005 Bazar de Verão, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paolo, Brazil
Cross Section, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (NY)
Threshold, MW Projects, London
Vertigo, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, UK
Y[oung] B[ritish] A[rtists] Criss-Crossed, Galleri Kaare Bernsten, Oslo, Norway
Out of the Melting Pot, Dexia Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (NY)
Threshold, Max Wigram Gallery, London
Nieuwe Edities, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam
2004 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London (cat.)
Collage, Bloomberg SPACE, London
Incommunicado, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK
57th Aldeburgh Festival, Contemporary British Sculpture at Snape (Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas), Snape, England, UK
Drunkenmasters (Angus Fairhurst, Liam Gillick, Cerith Wyn Evans), Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paolo, Brazil
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (with Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst), Tate Britain, London (cat.)
2003 Trickfilm, Buchmann Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Sterling Stuff: Fifty Sculptors, Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik and Royal Academy of Arts, London
In Retrospect: Thirty Sculptors, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, UK
2002 Sterling Stuff: Fifty Sculptors, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, UK
Generator, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, Devon, UK
Iconoclast: Beyond the Image Wars, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
`Why Bother?’ The Burger King Exhibition, Burger King, London (cat.)
Man in the Middle, Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Unblinking Eye: Lens-based work from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2001 Casino 2001, S.M.A.K. Gent, Belgium (cat.)
Open Plan P3 – The Marathon (curated by Sofia and Dimitria Vamiali), Alphadelta Gallery – Artio Gallery, Athens (cat.)
Animations, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (NY)
Alternative Currents, The Mac, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas (TX), USA
Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London (cat.)
Lens and Paper – the Beauty of Intimacy, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague and tour to Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany and Museum Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (cat.)
2000 Apocalypse, The Royal Academy, London (cat.)
Video-vibe, British School in Rome, Rome (cat.)
00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY) (cat.)
Body Beautiful, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris
Puerile 69: Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (cat.)
About Collage, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (cat.)
Sanssouci Oder: Die Kunst Der Entsorgung, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
The Anagrammatical Body, ZKM Centre for Media Art and Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Sex and the British, Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria and Paris
Hoxton HQ, Sadie Coles HQ at Hoxton House, London
Psycho, Art and Anatomy, Anne Faggionato, London
1999 Art Lovers, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Gallery Swap, Sadie Coles HQ at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
The Anagrammatical Body, Neue Landesmuseum, Graz, Austria
HIRST FAIRHURST HUME COVENTRY QUINN, Helly Nahmad Gallery, London (cat.)
1998 Thinking Aloud, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and tour to Camden Arts Centre, London (cat.)
Maximum Diversity, Galerie Krinzinger in den Benger Fabrik, Bregenezand
Atelierhaus der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Vienna (cat.)
Crossings, Kunst Zum Horen und Sehen Kunsthalle, Vienna (cat.) (touring exhibition)
1997 Dimensions Variable, British Council Touring Exhibition (cat.)
Package Holiday, Hydra Workshops, Hydra, Greece (cat.)
Painting, Photography, Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
Contemporary British Drawings, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (NY) and Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Other Men’s Flowers, The British School in Rome, Rome
From Figure to Object, Karsten Schubert Ltd. and Frith Street Gallery, London (cat.)
1996 Plastic, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol and tour to Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall, UK (cat.)
Full House, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
Domestic Violence, Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
A Small Shifting Sphere of Serious Culture, ICA, London and tour (video programme)
Other Men’s Flowers, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
1995 Brilliant! New Art From London, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (MI), USA, touring to Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (TX), USA (cat.)
Corpus Delicti, Portalen, Copenhagen (cat.)
1994 Karaoke Football, Portikus No 58, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Serpentine Gallery, London, touring to Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki; Kunstverein, Hanover, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA (cat.)
Not Self Portrait, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London
1993 Privacy, Opos, Milan, Italy (cat.)
Other Men’s Flowers, Factual Nonsense, London
1992 Twenty Fragile Pieces, Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland (cat.)
Etats Specifiques, Musée des Beaux Arts, Le Havre, France (cat.)
Mat Collishaw, Angus Fairhurst, Abigail Lane, Viafarini, Milan, Italy (cat.)
1991 Gambler, Building One, London (cat.)
Modern Medicine, Building One, London (cat.)
1988 Freeze, PLA Building, London (cat.)


2001 LAAAAAAAAAAS Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
1999 Lowest Expectations, The Scala, London
Lowest Expectations, British Council, Cologne, Germany
Lower Expectations, Ursula Bickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
1998 Low Expectations, BuroFriedrich, Berlin
Low Expectations, Flex, Vienna
1997 Top Ten Expectations, ICA, London
Low Expectations, Cable Factory, Helsinki
1996 Low Expectations, Dean Street, London
Lexopewctations, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
1995 Low Expectations, Brixton Academy, London
Low Expectations, 56a Clerkenwell Road, London

Public Collections


British Museum, London
Burger Collection, Hong Kong
Celebrity Cruises Art Collection
European Parliament
EVN AG, Austria
Goldsmiths, University of London, London
Government Art Collection, London
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (NY)
Simmons & Simmons, London
Tate Collection, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN), USA