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1966 Born Stroud, UK

1967 Born Leicester, UK

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



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


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


Edition Copenhagen and Arken Editions, Copenhagen, DK

Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK


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

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


Sticks with Dicks and Slits, Blain|Southern, London, UK

The Folly Acres Cook Book Reading and Exhibition, Other Criteria, New York, US

Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Blind Painting, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, US

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

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

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

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

20 Modern Classics, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, RU

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

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

Polymorphous Perverse, The Freud Museum, London, UK

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

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

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

Ghastly Arrangements, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK

Instant Gratification, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, US

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

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

WOW, Modern Art, London, UK

Home Chance, 20 Rivington Street, London, UK

British Rubbish, Independent Art Space, London, UK


Meet Me In Heaven, Schloss Tüssling Projects, Tüßling, DE
One and Other, Zabludowicz, London, UK

Artistic Differences, ICA, London, UK
RA - Summer Show 2016, (curated by Richard Wilson), Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Artists with Liberty, Paul Stolper Gallery, London, UK
The Difference Between Sunrise and Sunset, Schloss Tüßling, DE
Forever, BUBOX, Kortrijk, BE
Group Show, 12 Solos, Blain|Southern, Berlin, DE
Pillow Talk,Palm Tree Gallery, London, UK

The Nude Show, Sotheby’s S2 Gallery, London, UK 
The Funnies, MOT International, Brussels, BE 
It’s Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin, Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Art festival Watou, Watou, BE
NGORONGORO – Artist Weekend, Studiobuildings, Lehderstrasse, Berlin-Weissensee, DE 
Rack ‘em Up: British Contemporary Editions 1990 – 2000, Shapero Modern, London, UK 

Face to Face: British Portrait Prints from the Clifford Chance art collection, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, UK
Lexus Hybrid Art 2014, VDNKH, Optika Pavilion, Moscow, RU
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

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, DK
ArTricks, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The Whole Year Inn, The Agency, London, UK

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

Fools Rain, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

The Hanging Picnic, Hoxton Square, London, UK

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

Lift, Atlantis Basement, Brick Lane, London, UK


Stuart Tolley, Collector’s Edition, Innovative Packaging and Design, Thames and Hudson, London, UK

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

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

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

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

Wasted Youth, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, US

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

Instant Gratification, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, US

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

The New Barbarians, Modern Art Inc!, London UK

British Rubbish, London: Independent Art Space, UK


‘Tim Noble & Sue Webster’, (interview) SLEEK magazine, April 2017
‘Noble and Webster’s Provocative Portraits at Blain|Southern’,, 17 March
‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster get the right end of the stick’, Wallpaper* online, 8 February
‘Relative Values’, The Sunday Times, 29 January  
‘Light and shadow: Tim Noble and Sue Webster on their creative relationship’, It’s Nice That, 26 January
‘Show of the week’, Time Out London, 8 February
‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster's Sticks with Dicks and Slits arrives at Blain|Southern’, Telegraph Luxury, 10 February
Januszczak, W. ‘Art Review’, The Sunday Times Culture, 5 February
‘i-Q: tim noble and sue webster’, (interview) i-D, 3 February
Buck, L. ‘Twisted sculptures mark new phase for Tim Noble and Sue Webster’, The Art Newspaper, 1 February
‘Ten to see: London’, ArtReview, 27 January
Jones, J. ‘This week’s best UK exhibitions’, The Guardian, 27 January
‘Tim Noble & Sue Webster's bawdy dick and slit sculptures explore relationship dynamics & self-image’, Creativeboom, 19 January
Gordon, K. ‘Arts events not to miss in the capital this year’, The Evening Standard, 18 January
Jones, J. ‘Great exhibitions: 2017's best art’, The Guardian, 7 January

'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (Documentary)', BBC 2, 11 June 
Webster, S., ‘Untitled, Poems’, BEAT , Issue 18, Spring
Webster, S., ‘Generation of the Thin Men, (some of my friends are Bowie fans)’,BEAT,  Issue 17, Spring

Webster, S., ‘Still Life + Art World Anti Bodies’, BEAT, Issue 16, Winter
Webster, S., ‘'A' Level Art Observation—Study Extrated From My Teenage Diaries’, The Plant , November
Maybury, R., ‘Artist Sue Webster Talks Bukowski, Breaking Taboos and Punk’,, 30 November
Coomer, M., ‘Both Sides Now’, Time Out, 8–14 September
Wu, C., ‘Folly's Fortune’, Cherry Bombe, Spring/Summer
‘Recipes with a Pinch of Punk’,, 1 May
‘Watch PJ Harvey Live Surprise Performance in Other Criteria of New York’, G-Tech Design, 13 April
Cooper, A., ‘PJ Harvey Cameos at Sue Webster's Cookbook Launch’, ArtInTheAir, 9 April
Simpson, A., ‘PJ Harvey & Co. Celebrate a New Tome From Sue Webster’,, 5 April
Sinclair, I., ‘The Mole Man of Hackney’, London Review of Books, 22 January
Coomer, M., ‘Meet the Artist: Sue Webster’, Time Out, 13–19 January
Coomer, M., ‘Sue Webster Interview: Dinner Times Were Like a Game of Russian Roulette’, Time Out, 8 January

‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster: Blind Painting’, Hunger TV, Art & Culture, 14 November
Stewart, P., ‘Singular Partnership’, DASH Magazine, Autumn/Winter
‘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

‘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’,

‘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

Meir, L., ‘Lights, Shadow, (Re)Action: Tim Noble and Sue Webster Trash Art’, Mutual, 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

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

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

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


AISTHI Foundation, Beirut, LB
Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, DK
Artis-François Pinault, Paris, FR
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU
The British Museum, London, UK
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
Nordic Choice Art Collection, Oslo, NO
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