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TIM NOBLE
1966 Born Stroud, UK

SUE WEBSTER
1967 Born Leicester, UK

Tim Noble and Sue Webster live and work in London, UK


EDUCATION
 

TIM NOBLE

2009
Doctor of Art, Honorary Degree, Nottingham Trent University, UK
1994
MA (Sculpture), Royal College of Art, London, UK
1989
BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, Nottingham Polytechnic, UK
1986
Foundation course, Cheltenham Art College, UK


SUE WEBSTER

2009
Doctor of Art, Honorary Degree, Nottingham Trent University, UK
1989
BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, Nottingham Polytechnic, UK
1986
Foundation course, Leicester Polytechnic, UK


RESIDENCIES (TIM NOBLE & SUE WEBSTER)

2013
Edition Copenhagen and Arken Editions, Copenhagen, DK

1990-2
Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK
 

AWARDS

2014
Masterpiece Object of the Year, Fair Award 2014, London, UK

2007
Outstanding contribution to the international scene of Contemporary Art, Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, DK
Nomination for the South Bank Prize, London, UK


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Portraits From the Bottom Up, Other Criteria, London, UK (travelled to New York, US, 2014)

2012
NO, The Vinyl Factory, Chelsea, London, UK
Nihilistic Optimistic, Blain|Southern, London, UK

2011
Turning the Seventh Corner, Blain|Southern, Berlin, DE

2010
The Head of Isabella Blow, National Portrait Gallery (solo room), London, UK

2009
20 Modern Classics, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, RU

2008
Tim Noble & Sue Webster, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, US
Polymorphous Perverse, Deitch Projects, New York, US
Electric Fountain, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, US

2007
Sacrificial Heart, Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, UK
Serving Suggestion, The Wrong Gallery, Tate Modern, London, UK

2006
Polymorphous Perverse, The Freud Museum, London, UK

2005
The Glory Hole, Bortolami Dayan, New York, US
The Joy of Sex, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR
CAC, Malaga, ES

2004
Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US
Modern Art is Dead, Modern Art, London, UK

2003
Tim Noble & Sue Webster, P.S.1. MoMA, New York, US

2002
Ghastly Arrangements, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK

2001
Instant Gratification, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, US

2000
Masters of the Universe, Deste Foundation, Athens, GR
British Wildlife, Modern Art, London, UK
I Y YOU, Deitch Projects, New York, US

1999
The New Barbarians, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK

1998
WOW, Modern Art, London, UK

1997
Home Chance, 20 Rivington Street, London, UK

1996
British Rubbish, Independent Art Space, London, UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
The Space Where I Am, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Diacore presents Ron Arad’s Last Train, Ron Arad Studio, London, UK
Forever,The Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, LB
Paper, SMAC Art Gallery, curated by Keith Coventry and Helen A Pritchard, Cape Town, ZA

2013
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, Somerset House, London, UK (November 2013 – March 2014)
Glasstress: White Light|White Heat, Fashion Space Gallery, London, UK
Frida Kahlo: A Life in Art, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Skovvej, DKArTricks, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
GLASSTRESS: White Light/White Heat, collateral Event of 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
1.pers.sing, b-05 art and design center, Montabaur, DE

2012
Artists, Talks & Sensations 2012: The Island/A Game a life, curated by Fabrice Bousteau, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Being, All Visual Arts, London, UK
The Art of Chess, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2011
Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb, The Pace Gallery, New York, US
The Knowledge, (film on opening night of the Biennale) Gervasuti Foundation, Venice, IT
Family Ties, GALERIE THOMAS, Munich, DE

2010
The Unconscious in Everyday Life, Science Museum, London, UK
Rude Britannia–British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
Skin Fruit–Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York, US
The Surreal House, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Vanitas, The Transience of Earthly Pleasures, 33 Portland Place, London, UK

2009
Distortion: 53rd Venice Biennale, The Gervasuti Foundation, Venice, IT
Une Image Peut en Cacher une Autre: Arcimboldo, Dali, Raetz, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, FR
Un Certain État du Monde? A Selection of Works From Francois Pinault Foundation Collection, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, RU
Mythologies, Haunch of Venision, London, UK

2008
Statuephilia: Contemporary sculptors at the British Museum, The British Museum, London, UK
End Game–British Contemporary Art from the Chaney Family Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US

2007
True Romance, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, DE; Kunsthalle zu Kiel der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, DE
Fractured Figure–Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation, Athens, GR
Pop Art Is…, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, UK
Passage Du Temps–Collection Francois Pinault Foundation, Lille 3000, Lille, FR
Reconstruction #2, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, UK
Star Power–Museum as Body Electric, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, US
Traum & Trauma (Dream & Trauma) –Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Museum Moderna Kunst, Vienna, AT; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT

2004
Monument To Now, Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, GR
New Blood, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
State of Play, The Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Jewellery by Contemporary Artists, Louisa Guiness Gallery, London, UK
Beauty and the Beast, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea do Trento e Rovereto, Trentino, IT
The Ten Commandments, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, DE

2003
The Fourth Sex – Adolescent Extremes, Statione Leopolda, Florence, IT

2002
Art Crazy Nation show, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
Form Follows Fiction, Castello di Rivoli Museo – d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, IT
Short Cuts, Nicosia Municipul Arts Centre, Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Nicosia, CY
When Phillip met Isabella, The Design Museum, London, UK

2001
2001 A Space Oddity, The Colony Room Club Artists’ Show, London, UK
Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London, UK
Exposure: Recent Acquisitions from the Doron Sebbag Collection, O.R.S. Ltd, Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL

2000
Apocalypse – Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Sex and the British, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FR

1998
The Whole Year Inn, The Agency, London, UK

1997
Livestock Market, Rivington Street and Charlotte Road, London, UK

1996
Fools Rain, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

1995
The Hanging Picnic, Hoxton Square, London, UK

1994
Absolut Art, Royal College of Art, London, UK
The Fete Worse Than Death, Hoxton Square, London, UK
Hijack, New York, London, Berlin, DE

1993
Lift, Atlantis Basement, Brick Lane, London, UK


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2014
Stuart Tolley, Collector’s Edition, Innovative Packaging and Design, Thames and Hudson, London, UK (forthcoming)

2013
1.pers.sing, exhibition catalogue, b-05 art and design center, Montabaur, DE
Alexis Turner, Taxidermy, London, UK

2012
Nihilistic Optimistic, (exh. cat.& 10” vinyl record) Blain|Southern, UK

2011
Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Turning the Seventh Corner, (exh. cat.) Blain|Southern, UK
British Rubbish, New York: Rizzoli International Publiations, US

2008
Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (60 pp book & 1 track CD), Mute Records Limited, London, UK
Polymorphous Perverse, Other Criteria, London, UK

2006
Wasted Youth, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, US

2005
The New Barbarians. CAC Malaga, Malaga, ES
The Joy of Sex, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR

2001
Instant Gratification, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, US

2000
Masters of the Universe: Talking Rubbish, Deste Foundation, Athens, GR
Sex and the British, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg, FR

1999
The New Barbarians, Modern Art Inc!, London UK

1996
British Rubbish, London: Independent Art Space, UK


SELECTED ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS

2014
‘Masterpiece London 2014’, LUX Worldwide, 3 July
‘Making a Masterpiece: Tim Noble and Sue Webster (Interview)’, Apollo Magazine, 30 June
‘A selfie out of dead rats for Masterpiece art fair’, London Evening Standard, 26 June
‘Masterpiece London Highlights: June Apollo’, Apollo Magazine, 23 June
Yu, Jessica, ‘Two Artists Transform Trash Into Shadow Sculptures’, Scene Asia in Wall Street Journal, 22 January
‘From Trash to Shadow Art’, Latest Headlines, Slideshow, Wall Street Journal World, 22 January

2013
‘Top 10 Australian Art Museum Acquisitions of 2013’, Blouin ArtInfo, 31 December
‘Art Gallery of SA unveils new shadow sculpture by Noble and Webster’, Herald Sun, 14 November
‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster in search of imperfection’, Louisiana Channel, May
‘FvF Workplaces: Tim Noble and Sue Webster from London’, freundevonfreunden.com

2012
‘Light Darkness and Shadow: Art and the Meaning of Life’, Huffpost Culture, 11 December
‘Review: Tim Noble & Sue Webster Nihilistic Optimistic, Blain Southern’, Kentish Towner, 6 November
Sinclair, Mark, ‘Nihilism, optimism and bedtime tales’, Creative Review, 1 November
Coomer, Martin, ‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster: Nihilistic Optimistic’, TimeOut: London, 29 October
‘Where to buy… Tim Noble and Sue Webster’, The Week, 27 October
Dawson, Amy, ‘Art Review’, The Metro, 24 October
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel, ‘Exhibitions: Critic’s Choice’, The Times, 20 October
Chavez, Lia, ‘A Glimpse at Splitting, Multiplying Universes: Frieze London 2012 Highlights’, Huffpost Arts & Culture, 17 October
‘Arts Agenda: The cultural highlights you have to see’, I Newspaper, 16 October
‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster exhibition: We and Our Shadows’, Evening Standard, 16 October
Alderson, Rob, ‘Amazing Silhouette Sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster on show in London’, It’s Nice That, 16 October
Januszczak, Waldemar, ‘Magic Lurks in the Shadows’, The Sunday Times, 14 October
O’Kelly, Emma, ‘Nihilistic Optimistic by Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Blain Southern Gallery’, Wallpaper, 10 October
Gleadell, Colin, ‘The best anti-Frieze in London’, The Daily Telegraph, 9 October
Savage, Jon, ‘Frieze Week: Tim Noble & Sue Webster’, Dazed Digital, 8 October
Kellaway, Kate, ‘Smoke was coming out. We suffered like animals’, The Observer, 7 October
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel, ‘Critics Choice’, The Times, 6 October
Barber, Lynn, ‘The Dark Arts’, The Sunday Times, 30 September
Cripps, Charlotte, ‘Bringing art to the Charts’, The Independent, 29 September
‘Modern Life is Rubbish’, The Art Newspaper, October
Henderson, John, B., ‘Chess’, The Scotsman, 18 September
Walker, Tim, ‘Observations: Chess is the name of the game in a new London show’, The Independent, 4 September
Stinson, Liz, ‘Artists Turn Junk Into Amazing Silhouettes’, Wired, 6 July
‘Tim and Sue’,Hunger, Summer
‘Tim Noble, Sue Webster and David Adjaye in Coversation with Louisa Buck’, Garage Mag Online, 25 May

2011
Meir, L., ‘Lights, Shadow, (Re)Action: Tim Noble and Sue Webster Trash Art’, Mutual Art.com, 16 November
‘S.C.U.M., ‘Whitechapel’, Nowness, 22 August
Tölke, A., ‘Unerwartetes Entdecken’, Build, August
D’Acquisto, G., ‘Ombra D’urto, Marie Claire (Italy), July
Llamos Martinez, H., ‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster’, H Magazine (Spain), June
Perlson H., ‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster’, Sleek, Summer
Mathieson, F., ‘Art Talks| Tim Noble & Sue Webster’, AnOther, 3 May
Becker, J., ‘Neuer Hotspot: Potsdamer Strasse 77-87’, Kunst Magazin (Germany), 1 May
Meixner, C., ‘Leben in der Rotation’, Tagesspiegel (Germany), 30 April
Finel Honigman, A., ‘the art rockstars’, Sugarhigh Art, 29 April
Brendan, J., ‘Escaping Shadows’, ExBerliner, 29 April
Moore, S., ‘Marvels in March’, Apollo, March

2010
Noble, T., and Webster, S. ‘Bo Ningen’, Beat, Winter

2008
Vogel, C., ‘3 Coins might short out this Fountain’, The New York Times, February

2006
Leader, D., ‘Nightmares at the Museum’, Time Out London, December


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, DK
Artis-François Pinault, Paris, FR
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU
Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, GR
Es Baluard Museum, Palma, ES
The Goss-Michael Collection, Dallas, US
Honart Museum, Tehran, IR
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Olbricht Collection, Berlin, DE
Project Space 176–The Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Samsung Museum, Seoul, KR
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US