1964 Born in Scotland, UK
1990-94 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scontland, UK

Solo Exhibitions


Wild is the Wind, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Skin Shape, Anton Kern, New York (NY), USA


Totally Wired, Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

Spiral Scratch, Pacific Place, Hong Kong

Both Ends Burning, Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf, Germany


Electrolux, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

I am A Laser, VoidoidARCHIVE, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

La Scala, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

Derrick Alexis Coard, Glasgow International, Project Ability gallery, Trongate 103, Glasgow (installed in collaboration with Jim Lambie)

2015 Train in Vein, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
Zero Concerto, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Sun Rise Sun Ra Sun Set, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo 
2014 The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Answer Machine, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2013 The Flowers of Romance, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
2012 Shaved Ice, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin (Gallery Weekend Berlin)
you drunken me, Arch Six, Glasgow (with Richard Hell), UK
Everything Louder Than Everything Else, Franco Noero, Turin
2011 Spiritualized, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
JIM LAMBIE BEACH BOY, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, UK
Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (TX), USA
2010 Boyzilian, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris
Metal Urbain, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
2009 Atelier Hermes, Seoul, Korea
Jim Lambie: Selected works 1999–2006, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels
TELEVISION, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2008 Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
8 Miles High, ACCA Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Secret Affair, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK
Rowche Rumble, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
RSVP: Jim Lambie, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), USA
Forever Changes, (Part of Glasgow International 2008), Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK
2007 The Prismatics, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
2006 Directions, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Museum, Washington (DC), USA
Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
P.I.L, Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo
Adidas Originals Store, London
2005 The Kinks( Turner Prize 2005), Tate Britain, London
The Byrds, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
Thirteenth Floor Elevator, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (TX), USA
Shoulder Pad, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2004 My Boyfriend’s Back, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Mars Hotel, Galleria Franco Noero / Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin, Italy
Mental Oyster, Anton Kern, New York (NY)
Grand Funk, OPA, Guadalajara, Mexico
2003 Jim Lambie: Male Stripper, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK (cat.)
Kebabylon, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK
Paradise Garage, The Moore Space, Miami (FL), USA
2002 Hot Butter, Anton Kern, New York (NY)
Acid Trails?? Statements, Miami Basel, Miami (FL), USA
Salon Unisex, Sadie Coles HQ, London
The Breeder Projects, Athens
2001 Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
Boy Hairdresser, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
Blank Generation, Jack Hanley, San Francisco (CA), USA
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
2000 Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany
Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy (cat.)
Fictional, Triangle, Paris
Black Gloss, Anton Kern, New York (NY)
1999 Weird Glow, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Voidoid, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK (cat.)
ZOBOP, The Showroom Gallery, London
1998 Ultralow, The Modern Institute Video Screening Carnival, London

Group Exhibitions


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

Cut and Paste | 400 Years of Collage, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two), Edinburgh, Scotland

Alan Kane: 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England


Op Art In Focus, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

The Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised Regiment Band Part 2, Rob Tufnell, London

Eurovisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Victoria, Australia (touring)

Five Plus Five: Sculptures from China and Great Britain in Hainan, Haiku the Sun and Moon Plaza, Hainan, China


ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always, An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, NAS gallery, Sydney, Australia (touring until 2018)
L'emozione dei COLORI nell'arte, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and GAM- Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Turin, Italy

2016 Artistic Differences, ICA, London
Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK
Collected, Pier 24, San Francisco (CA), USA
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco (CA), USA (curated by Anton Kern and Andrew Kreps)
Artificial Realities, East Wing Biennial, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
2015 Devils In The Making: Glasgow School of Art & The Collection, Glasgow, UK
Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Summer Exhibition 2015, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London
2015 White Columns Benefit Exhibition + Auction, White Columns, New York (NY)
A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (NY)
Sleepless – The bed in history and contemporary art, 21er Haus, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna (curated by Mario Codognato)
2014 Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Tokyo
Station Gallery, Tokyo; Itami City Museum of Art / The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
On The Devolution Of Culture, Rob Tufnell, London
Urs Fischer curated show, Sadie Coles HQ, London
DISCORDIA, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow, UK
That Petreolemotion, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut
A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The Contemporary Austin, Austin (TX), USA
Mutant Moments and Memorabilia, Voidoid Archive, 2014 Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK
You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2013 Alexander McQueen, women’s store, London
Fading Nights, Gerhardsen Gerner Berlin, Berlin
Somos Libres, curated by Neville Wakefield, MATE, Lima
Sculpture in the City 2013, various sites, City of London, London
Beg Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, CA
2012 Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Reliefs, Objects and Sculptures from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Untitled (Works from the Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Collection), Riverview School, Cape Cod (MA) USA
The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Sculpted Matter, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (NY)
Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair (NJ), USA
Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Accrocharge, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
2011 Home Alone, curated by Sarah Aibel, Sender Collection, Miami (FL), USA
Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RI), USA
Industrial Aesthetics: Environmental Influences on Recent Art from Scotland, HunterCollege, Times Square Gallery, New York (NY)
Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Bass Museum of Art, Miami (FL), USA
Terrible Beauty – Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary, Dublin
Government Art Collection: Selected by Cornelia Parker: Richard of York Gave battle in Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London
At Work, Government Art Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
The 4th Edition: Lustwarande ‘11 – Raw, park De Oude Warande, Tilburg, Netherlands
Space Oddity, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Compass, Gropius Bau, Berlin
2010 Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (NY)
Missing Beat, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Highlights From The Collection, Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas (TX), USA
Nature, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
Altogether Elsewhere, Rodeo, Istanbul
Selections from the Hara Museum, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Toyko
Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
At Home / Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (NY), USA
The New Décor, Hayward Gallery, London
Languages and Experimentations, MART, Rovereto, Italy
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London
Altogether Elsewhere, Rodeo, Istanbul
Peeping Tom (curated by Keith Coventry), VEGAS Gallery, London
SHAZAM!, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
2009 TONITE, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, UK
Le sang d’un poete, Hanger a bananes, ile de Nantes, Nantes, France
Running Time: Artists Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool, UK
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York (NY)
2008 Malcolm Mclaren: Musical paintings, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (QC), Canada
Internationell Konstfilm Utställning (screening), Jönköping, Sweden
Towada Art Project, Towada Art Centre, Towada, Japan
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, MOMA, New York (NY)
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection as Aleph, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
FILMS, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican, London
2007 Fit to Print: printed media in recent collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York (NY)
Wild West, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum, New York (NY)
Passion Complex: Selected Works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Melting Point, Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
When We Build, Let Us Think That We Build Forever, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK
Reconstruction #2, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, UK
Collezione La Gaia, CeSAC, Caraglio, Italy
Ironie der Objekte, Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Bozen, Italy
Domestic Irony. A curious glance at private Italian collections, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Substance & Surface, Bortolami, New York (NY)
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA
BREAKING STEP / U RASKORAKU, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
Echo Room, Alcalá 31, Madrid
Half Square, Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Off the Wall, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
2006 This is Not For You : Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar Reggae, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
How to Improve the World, Hayward Gallery, London
Frontiers – Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester (MA), USA
Having New Eyes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (CO), USA
JaGGy-edge, The Travelling Gallery (touring), UK
Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires, Ancient and Modern, London
Life’s a Beach, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Strange Powers, Creative Time, New York (NY)
IMPLOSION, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
Gregor Schneider: Totalschaden / Total Damage, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
If it didn’t exist you’d have to Invent it: a Partial Showroom History, The Showroom, London
abstract art now – strictly geometrical?, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am, Rhein, Germany
In the darkest hour there may be light: works from Damien Hirst’s murderme collection, Serpentine Gallery / Other Criteria, London
2005 Experiencing Duration, Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
Omaggio al Quadrato, Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Minimalism and After IV, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York (NY)
Prisms & Shadows (curated by Toby Paterson), Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, UK
About Beauty, The House of World Cultures, Berlin
2004 Works from the Boros Collection (Werke aus der Sammlung Boros), Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg (PA), USA
From Aural Sculpture to Sound by Ink, Galerie Art: Concept, Paris
Brand New and Retro, Up Empire, London
Collage, Bloomberg SPACE, London
Synth, Kunstraum B/2, Leipzig, Germany
Into My World, Recent British Sculpture, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut (CT), USA
Stalemate, MCA, Chicago (IL), USA
Sodium & Asphalt, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo and Museo de Arte Contemporaro de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico
Ouroboros, CCA, Glasgow, UK
Last Winter Spring Never Came, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Genesis Sculpture – Experience Pommery #1, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
2003 Basic Instinct: Minimalism Past, Present, and Future, MCA, Chicago (IL), USA
Scottish Pavillon (with Simon Starling and Clare Barclay), 50th International Biennale of Arts, Venice, Italy (cat.)
Days Like These - Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (cat.)
The Fourth Sex, Fondazione Pitti Immagine, Florence, Italy
Painting Not Painting, Tate St Ives, St Ives, UK (cat.)
Il racconto del filo. Cucito e ricamo nell’arte Contemporanea (The Tale of the Other Thread: Sewing and Embroidery in Contemporary Art), MART – Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy
Object in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, Badischer Kunstverien, Karlsruhe, Germany
Architecture Schmarchitecture, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Cut Out, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
The Moderns, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Love Over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK
I Got Ants in My Pants, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo
Plunder, Culture as Material, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Bad Behaviour from the Arts Council Collection (touring), Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, UK; The Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK; Tullie House, Carlisle, UK
The Unhomely, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
2002 VIP, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland (cat.)
EU2, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow, UK and Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (organized by NIFCA, Helsinki, Norway) (cat.)
New – Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary British Art, Scottish Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK (cat.)
Jim, Jonathan, Kenny, Francis and Sol, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam
Roma Roma Roma, project by Gavin Brown, Toby Webster and Franco Noero, Rome
Early One Morning, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (cat.)
Early One Morning – Five Young British Sculptors, Presentation at Tate Britain, London
My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love, Charlottenberg Museum, Copenhagen (cat.)
Hello, My Name Is…, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (PA), USA (cat.)
Superlounge, Gale Gates et al, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (NY)
Electric Dreams, Barbican Gallery, London
Painted, Printed & Produced in Great Britain, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York (NY)
Life Is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
There is a Light That Never Goes Out, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy
2001 Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MI), USA (cat.)
SchattenRisse/Shadows, Silhouettes and Cut-outs, Lenbbachaus Kunstbau, Munich, Germany (cat.)
Here and Now, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK and Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, UK (cat.)
2001 Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark (cat.)
Funktional Fictional, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany (cat.)
Tailsliding, British Council (touring) (cat.)
2000 Hoxton HQ, Sadie Coles HQ at Hoxton House, London
British Art Show 5, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (Hayward Touring Exhibition) (cat.)
Dream Machines, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Mapin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK and Camden Arts Centre, London (cat.)
Grant Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Electric City, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK
Off the Record, Bucknell Art Gallery, Lewisburg (PA), USA
Raumkörper, Basel Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Parking Meters, Cologne, Germany
What If, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Black Gloss, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY)
Heart and Soul, Los Angeles (CA), USA
1999 Papermake, Modern Art Inc., London
Creeping Revolution, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
To be Continued…, The New Gallery, UK (cat.)
Dots and Loops, MK Expositeruimte, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Queen is Dead, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (cat.)
Heart and Soul, 60 Long Lane, London
Silk Purse, Waygood gallery, Newcastle, UK
Galerie Krinzinger (curated by Mathew Higgs), Vienna
1998 Lovecraft, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK (cat.)
All or Nothing, La Friche Gallery Triangle, Marseille, France
Slant6, Jacob Javit’s Center, New York (NY)
Ultralow (solo video screening), Carnival Cinema, Soho, London
The Modern Institute @ Sadie Coles HQ, London
Host, Tramway, Glasgow, UK (cat.)
Two Up, Property Gallery, Glasgow, UK
1997 This is…These are (curated by Kirsty Ogg), Norwich Gallery, at Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich, UK
European Couples and Others, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
1996 The World of Ponce, Southpark, Glasgow, UK
Brain Mail, Broad Studio 17, Cal Arts, Valencia (CA), USA
Girls High, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (cat.)
Insanestupidphatfuctpervert, Cubitt, London
Sick building, Globe Gallery, Copenhagen
Insanestupidphatfuctpervert, Concrete Skates, Glasgow, UK
Art for People, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
1996 Kilt ou Double, La Vigie Gallery, Nimes, France
1995 In Stereo, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Mary Redmond & Jim Lambie, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Jonnie Wilkes & Jim Lambie, 115 Dalriada, Glasgow, UK


2000 Triangle, New York (NY)
1998 Triangle, Marseille, France

Commissions and Awards

2018 Spiral Scratch, commission for Swire Properties, Pacific Place, Hong Kong
2010 A Forest, commission for Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
2009 Korea Hermés
2003 BBC Underground 2003 Award
2000 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, London
1998 British Council award for residency at Triangle, Marseille, France
‘Ultralow’ commission for the Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK


  Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
British Council Collection, London
Arts Council Collection, London
Scottish National Gallery of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (PA), USA
Towada Art Center, Towada, Aomori, Japan
Tate, London


Totally Wired, Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

            Spiral Scratch, Pacific Place, Hong Kong

            Both Ends Burning, Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf, Germany