1985

Born Macclesfield, England

2005

Cenral Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, England

2008

Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

Awards

2016

Turner Prize

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

2012

LUMA Prize

2011

Prix Lafayette

2009

The Boise Travel Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Sparrows On the Stone, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London, England

2020

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

HOMEWORK #4: Card Palace, Sadie Coles HQ online

2019 Fixed Sky Situation, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2016

Drunk Brown House, Serpentine North Gallery, London, England

Eucalyptus, Let Us In, Greene Naftali, New York NY, USA

2014

Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Parrot Problems, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

Oreo St. James, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London, England

2013

No borders in a wok that can’t be crossed, CCS Center for Curatorial Studies Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, Annabelle-on-Hudson NY, USA (cat.)

2012

Plank Salad, Chisenhale Gallery, London, England
Evian Disease, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

ALMOST THE EXACT SHAPE OF FLORIDA, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

2011 Dust and Piranhas, Park Night Project, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Take a stick and make it sharp, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2010 All the single ladies, Coltorti, Miami FL, USA
I like my heroes marble chested, Carl Kostyal, London, England, presented by Carl Kostyal and T293 for Frieze week
Wicked patterns, T293, Naples, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

100 Drawings from Now, The Drawing Center, New York NY, USA

Drawing 2020, Gladstone Gallery, 21st Street, New York NY, USA

Olga Balema, Aria Dean, Raque Ford, Helen Marten, Kelley Walker, Greene Naftali, New York NY, USA

2019

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, MAM Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Yorkshire Sculpture International, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England

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

Hybrid Sculpture: Contemporary Sculpture from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2018

The Trick Brain, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!, Somerset House, London, England

Painting Now & Forever, Part III, Matthew Marks and Greene Naftali, New York NY, USA

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, Norway

 2017

made on the table, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England

Suspended Animation, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, NAS National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia (touring exhibition in Australia to 2019)

Second Nature, K11 Art Foundation, Chi Art Space, Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong

All These Beautiful Ladies, ArtVilnius and Lewben Art

Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania, curated by Francesca Ferrarini

2016

New Sculpture, The Whitworth, Manchester, England

Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, England

China Overpop: Selection from the Yuz Collection, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

WELT AM DRAHT, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany

Hepworth Sculpture Prize, Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England

Life itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Invisible Adversaries, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson NY, USA

Condo, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, England
The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

From Minimalism into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York NY, USA

Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. DC, USA

2015

The World is Made of Stories, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Museum, 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

De Picture- Volume II, MAS Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, Lebanon

Flying over the Abyss, NEON and CCA Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Crete, Greece

Unlimited, Art Basel, 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, USA

Turn on: Time-based art from the Julia Stoschek collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrum Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

Things, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England

Printmaking by ECAL, Musée Jenisch Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland
2014

New Generation, FRAC Grand Large, Dunkirk, France

Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art, LUMA Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland

On The Devolution of Culture, Rob Tufnell, London, England

Mirrorcity: 23 London Artists, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

Infinite Jest, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Group show curated by Urs Fischer, Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street, London, England

QUIZ, Galerie Poirel, Nancy, France, curated by Robert Stadler

Superficial Hygiene, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands

2013

Entropy of a City: Julia Stoschek Collection, Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary

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, England

Meanwhile … Suddenly, and Then, Lyon Biennale, 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, USA

Inside the Banana, Algus Greenspon, New York NY, USA

CARA DOMANI: Opere dalla collezione Ernesto Esposito, MAMbo Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

The New Public: From a new public dimension to new users, FONDAZIONE MUSEION Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
Standard Operating Procedures, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA

Struggle(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

March, Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street, London, England

2011

POST DIGITAL - The Return of the Archaic, Samajimt, Kiev, Ukraine
Beyond Gestaltung, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
Hasta Mañana, Greene Naftali, New York NY, USA
Fruits, Flowers, and Clouds, MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Mirages, Foutains & Dissociative Composition, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium, curated by Catherine Sullivan

2010

Zündkerze, Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin, Germany, curated by David Thorp

WUFF, COCO Contemporary Concerns, Vienna, Austria (travelling project through Austria, Ukraine and Lithuania)
Untitled,Four Boxes Gallery, Krabbesholm, Denmark
with Jost Munster and Mariah Robertson, Mexican Blanket, Museum 52, London, England
Fake Modern, Camden Arts Centre, London, England

2009 Session_7_WORDS, Am Nuden Da, London, England
Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, London, England
2008 Grotto, Museum 52, London, England
BOX LADDER, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England
Cosmic Rays, the Project Space, Oxford, England

Commissions

2021        LUMA Arles, Arles, France

Public collections

 

Arts Council Collection, London, England

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

CCS Centre for Curatorial Studies Bard, Annandale-On-Hudson NY, USA

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England

Guggenheim Museums and Foundation, New York NY, USA / Venice, Italy / Bilbao, Spain / Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. DC, USA

Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany

KAF K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

FONDAZIONE MUSEION Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tate Collection, London, England

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

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, USA

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England

Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Manchester, England

 

Publications

2020  Helen Marten, The Boiled in Between (London: Prototype)
2018

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

2016

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

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

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

2015 Ringier Annual Report (Zurich: JRP Ringier) 
2013 Tom Eccles, Beatrix Ruf and Polly Staple, Helen Marten: Olive (Zurich: JRP Ringier)
2012

Helen Marten, Helen Marten: Plank Salad (London: Chisenhale Gallery)