Born Macclesfield, UK
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London

Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford




Turner Prize
The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture
LUMA Prize, winner

Prix Lafayette

The Boise Travel Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions


18 Works on Paper, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, Regent Street viewing room, London

HOMEWORK #4: Card Palace, Sadie Coles HQ [online]

2019 Fixed Sky Situation, König Galerie, Berlin
2016 Drunk Brown House, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
Eucalyptus, Let Us In, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
2014 Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom, Johann König, Berlin
Parrot Problems, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Oreo St. James, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2013 No borders in a wok that can’t be crossed, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson (NY), USA
2012 Plank Salad, Chisenhale Gallery, London
Evian Disease, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
ALMOST THE EXACT SHAPE OF FLORIDA, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2011 Dust and Piranhas, Park Night Project, Serpentine Gallery, London
Take a stick and make it sharp, Johann König, Berlin
2010 All the single ladies, Coltorti, Miami (FL), USA
I like my heroes marble chested, presented by Carl Kostyal and T293 for Frieze week, London
Wicked patterns, T293, Naples, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions


100 Drawings from Now, The Drawing Center, New York (NY)

Greene Naftali, New York (NY)


The Body Electric, YBCA Galleries Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco (CA), USA (touring)

Objects of Wonder - From Pedestal to Interaction. Sculpture from the 1960s to today, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

You, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

The Body Electric, YBCA Galleries Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco (CA), USA

Yorkshire Sculpture International, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England

The Body Electric, The Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (MN), USA (touring)



Good Grief, Charlie Brown!, Somerset House, London
Painting Now & Forever, Part III, Matthew Marks and Greene Naftali, New York (NY)
A TIME CAPSULE: Works Made by Women for Parkett, 1984 – 2017, Parkett Exhibition Space, Zurich, Switzerland
Faithless Pictures, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

 2017 made on the table, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Suspended Animation, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, NAS gallery, Sydney, Australia (touring exhibition in Australia to 2019)
Second Nature, K11 Art Foundation, Chi Art Space, Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong
2016 New Sculpture, The Whitworth, Manchester, UK
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London
China Overpop: Selection from the Yuz Collection, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
WELT AM DRAHT, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin
Hepworth Sculpture Prize, Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK
Life itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Invisible Adversaries, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson (NY), USA
Condo, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
From Minimalism into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York (NY)
Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
2015 The World is Made of Stories, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami (FL), USA
Chapter 2: Collecting Lines - Drawings from the Ringier Collection, Villa Flora, Winterthur, Switzerland
The New Human: You and I in Global Wonderland, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
This Sentence, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland
All the World’s Futures, 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Screen Play, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (NY), USA
Works on paper, Greene Naftali, New York (NY)
Turn on: Time-based art from the Julia Stoschek collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrum Fearnley Museum, Oslo
Things, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK
Printmaking by ECAL, Musée Jenisch Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland
2014 New Generation, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, France
Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art, LUMA Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland
On The Devolution of Culture, Rob Tufnell, London
Mirrorcity: 23 London Artists, Hayward Gallery, London
Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
Infinite Jest, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt Germany
Urs Fischer curated show, Sadie Coles HQ, London
QUIZ, curated by Robert Stadler, Galerie Poirel, Nancy, France
Superficial Hygiene, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands
2013 Entropy of a City: Julia Stoschek Collection, Mucsarnok, Budapest
Abstract – Nature: Selected Parkett-Artists Editions, 1984–2013, Parkett Exhibition Space, Zurich, Switzerland
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
do it, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
Meanwhile … Suddenly, and Then, Lyon Biennale, 2013, Lyon, France
Flatness: Cinema after the Internet, 59th Oberhausen International Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
2012 New Pictures of Common Objects, MoMA PS1, New York (NY)
Inside the Banana, Algus Greenspon, New York (NY)
CARA DOMANI: Opere dalla collezione Ernesto Esposito, MAMbo, Bologna, Italy
The New Public: From a new public dimension to new users, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Standard Operating Procedures, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Struggle(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels
March, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2011 POST DIGITAL - The Return of the Archaic, Samajimt, Kiev
Beyond Gestaltung, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld Germany
Hasta Mañana, Greene Naftali, New York (NY), USA
Fruits, Flowers, and Clouds, Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (MAK), Vienna
Mirages, Foutains & Dissociative Composition, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels (curated by Catherine Sullivan)
2010 Zündkerze, Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin (curated by David Thorp)
WUFF, COCO Kunstverein, Vienna, (travelling project through Austria, Ukraine and Lithuania)
Untitled, Four Boxes Gallery, Krabbesholm, Denmark
Mexican Blanket (with Jost Munster + Mariah Robertson), Museum 52, London
Fake Modern, Camden Arts Centre, London
2009 Session_7_WORDS, Am Nuden Da, London
Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, London
2008 Grotto, Museum 52, London
BOX LADDER, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
Cosmic Rays, the Project Space, Oxford, UK

Public collections


Arts Council Collection, London

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK

Guggenheim Museums and Foundation, New York (NY)

The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany

K11 Art Foundation (KAF), Hong Kong

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

Moderna Museet, Stockholm 

Museion, Bolzano, Italy

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (NY)

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Tate Collection, London

Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN), USA

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK



2020                            The Boiled in Between, a novel published by Prototype, London, September 

Staffan Ahrenberg, Miquel Barcelo, Joan Miro (Paris: Cahiers d’Art) 


Travis Jeppesen, Eileen Myles, Brian Dillon, Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House (Koln: Walther Koenig)

Susanne Pfeffer (ed.), texts by Diedrich Diederichsen, Johanna Burton, Helen Marten: Parrot Problems (Cologne: Koenig Books)

Tom Eccles, Lauren Cornell, Invisible Adversaries (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: CCS Bard Hessel Museum)

2015 Ringier Annual Report (Zurich: JRP Ringier) 
2013 Tom Eccles, Beatrix Ruf, Polly Staple, Helen Marten: Olive (Zurich: JRP Ringier)
2012 Helen Marten, Helen Marten: Plank Salad (London: Chisenhale Gallery)