Goshka Macuga

Anti-Collage (Crowd), 2011, colour photograph, 110.5 x 79 x 5cm framed

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy, 8th Berlin Biennale, Museen Dahlem, Berlin

2013

Goshka Macuga: Non-consensual act (in progress), Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm

Sxuality of Atoms, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2012

Goshka Macuga, Andrew Kreps, New York

Exhibit A, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Goshka Macuga, Kate MacGarry, London

Untitled, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2011

Goshka Macuga. Untitled, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

It Broke from Within, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

2010

Goshka Macuga, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2009

The Bloomberg Commission - Goshka Macuga, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Goshka Macuga – I Am Become Death, Kunsthalle Basel

All That is Solid Melts into Air, Mechelen, Belgium

2008

Goshka Macuga: Gottessegen, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2007

Objects in Relation, Art Now, Tate Britain

What’s In a Name, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2006

Sleep of Ulro, The Furnace Commission, A Foundation, Liverpool

2005

Goshka Macuga, Kate MacGarry, London

2003

Kabinett der Abstrakten, Bloomberg Space, London

Picture Room, Gasworks Gallery, London

2002

Friendship of the Peoples (with Declan Clarke), The Project, Dublin,

Untitled, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw

Homeless Furniture, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

2000

Cave, Kunstakuten, Stockholm

1999

Cave, Sali Gia, London

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

Report from the Exhibition Goshka Macuga & Eustachy Kossakowski, Kate MacGarry, London

2013

Tagore's Universal Allegories (with Anna Boghiguian), Iniva, London

Busted, The High Line, New York, NY

Revolution from Within, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy

2012

dOCUMENTA (13), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany and Queen's Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan

2011

Secret Societies: To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, CACP, musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

2010

Traccia 02 (with Pinot Gallizio), curated by Francesca Comisso, Galleria Martano, Turin

Newspeak: British Art Now pt.1, Saatchi Gallery, London

The Curse of Imagination, The Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow, Poland

Tutto e’ connesso: ricerche e approfondimenti nell’arte dell’ultimo decennio attraverso la collezione, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy.

Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession), curated by Adam Szymczyk, Istituto Svizzero, Rome; travelling to Kunsthalle Basel in 2011.

Star City, The Future Under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary

Use & Mention, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London

Eastbound, KAI 10, Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf

2009

We’re Moving, Royal College of Art

The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St.Ives

Textile Art and the Social Fabric, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

53rd Venice Biennale: Fare Mondi/Making Worlds, Corderie dell’Arsenale, Venice

Modern Ruins, Kate MacGarry

2008

Turner Prize 2008, Tate Britain, September 2008 – January 2009

That beautiful pale face is my fate (For Lord Byron), Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire

The Great Transformation: Art and Tactical Magic, Frankfurter Kunstverein; travelling to MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain

Tales of Disbelief, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France

5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Neue Nationalgalerie

Cohabitation: 13 Artists and Collage, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery

Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

2006

We’ve Lost Our Heart and Mind, Event Gallery, London, December 2006 - January 2007

Mula sem Cabeça (Headless Mule), How to Live Together, 27th São Paulo Biennial, October - December

Moving in Architecture, (selected by Cyril Lepetit), Camden Arts Centre and Curzon Cinema Soho, London

Mathilda is Calling, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany

3rd Attese Biennale di Ceramica nell' Arte Contemporanea, Museo della Ceramica Manlio Trucco, Albissola Superiore, Italy

16th Biella Prize for Engraving (curated by Jeremy Lewison), Museo del Territorio Biellese, Biella, Italy,

2005

Communism, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

The British Art Show, Baltic & touring the UK

Go Between, Amt der Landeshauptstadt Kultur, Bregenz, Austria, 

Can Buildings Curate? Architectural Association, London

Spring/Summer, curated by Simon Moretti, Program, London

2004

Automn Catalog Leather Fringes, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Perfectly Placed, South London Gallery, London

Expo 21: Strategies of Display, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

Expo 21: Strategies of Display, Mead Gallery, Coventry

Relay, PR04, Puerto Rico

Trackers, PM Gallery, London

Tonight, Studio Voltaire, London

2003

Vis á Vis, Platform, London

Ponce, The Ship, London

Creek, Cell Project, London

The Straight or Crooked Way, Royal College of Art, London

Chockerfuckingblocked, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London

2002

T.O.F.U, Barts Wells Institute, London

The New Religious Art, Liverpool Biennale

London Underground, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Pause, Conception, Gwangju Biennale 2002, Project 1

The House of Horror, Outline Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

The New Religious Art, Henry Peacock Gallery, London

Woof Woof, Becoming Animal, Project, Dublin, Ireland

2001

Zawody Malarskie, Galeria BWA Bielsko-Biala, Poland

Open Plan P 3 The Marathon, Alphadelta Gallery and Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece

Woof Woof, Becoming Animal, Austrian Cultural Forum, London

Skuggspel, Tullkammaren, Umea, Sweden

Teeth & Trousers, Cell Project Space, London

Forever Yours, Wooden Heart, London

Free Wahlen/Uptight out of control 3, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden Baden

Avalanche, Hales Gallery, London

Curatorial Mutiny Part 4, Nylon, London

A very nice film club, Vilma Gold, London

1999

The Mountain and the Valley, Cubitt Gallery, London (curated with Dexter Dalwood and Matthew Leahy)

EDUCATION

1995-6 Goldsmiths College, MA Fine Art

1991-5 Central St. Martins, BA Hons Fine Art


ARTIST PUBLICATIONS

Roelstraete, Dieter, Szymczyk, Adam; Macuga, Goshka; Grynsztejn, Madeleine, Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Monographs, 2013

Eleey, Peter, and Bartholomew Ryan, Goshka Macuga: It Broke From Within, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2011

Brewinska, Maria (ed.), Goshka Macuga: Untitled, Warsaw: Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, 2011

Macuga, Goshka; Roelstraete, Dieter, The Nature of the Beast, London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2010

Bond, Bryony; Boundy, Fiona; Macuga, Goshka, Sleep of Ulro, Liverpool: A Foundation, Liverpool, London: Kate MacGarry & Rotterdam: Veenman Publishers, 2007


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

dOCUMENTA (13), Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2012

Pirovano, Stefano, Forma e informazione – nuove vie per l’astratto nell’arte del terzo millennio, Monza: Johan & Levi Editore, 2010

Farquharson, Alex, and Lukasz Ronduda (ed.), Star City: The Future Under Communism, Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary, 2010 

Contemporary Eastern European Art, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010

Creamier – Contemporary Art in Culture, London: Phaidon, 2010

The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, London: Tate, 2009

Herbert, Martin, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2009- 2010, London: Frieze, 2009

Roelstraete, Dieter, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Antwerp: MuHKA & Tielt: Lannoo Publishers, 2009

Birnbaum, Daniel, Fare Mondi/Making Worlds: 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice: Marsilio Editori, 2009

Ellegood, Anne (intro.), Vitamin 3D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, London: Phaidon, 2009

Turner Prize, London: Tate Britain, 2008

Morton, Tom, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2008-9, London: Frieze, 2008

Fables du Doute/Tales of Disbelief, La Galerie centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, 2008

Filipovic, Elena & Adam Szymczyk (ed.), 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art: When Things Cast No Shadow, Zürich: JRP/Ringier & Berlin: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 2008

Manacorda, Francesco, Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, London: Merrell Publishers, 2008

Watson, Grant & Will Bradley, Anshuman Dasgupta, Monika Szewczyk (ed.), Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture, Antwerp: MuHKA, 2008

Beil, Ralf, Mathilda is Calling, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2006

Lewinson, Jeremy, 16th Biella Prize for Engraving: Art in the Age of Anxiety, Milan: Skira, 2006

Morton, Tom, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2005-6, London: Frieze, 2005

Fetz, Wolfgang & Peter Lewis, Go Between, 2005, Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2005

Patten, Eliza, The Straight or Crooked Way, London: Royal College of Art, 2003

SELECTED PRESS

2013

Janeczko, Janice. "Goshka Macuga's "Exhibit A", The Northwestern Chronicle, 2 April 2013

Diaz, Eva. "Goshka Macuga", Artforum, January 2013, p. 208

Gronvall, Andrea, "Collage Therapy", Chicago Reader, 4 February 2013    

Waxman, Lori. "Artist as prosecuter", Chicago Tribune, January 30 2013

Weinberg, Lauren, "Goshka Macuga at the Museum of Contemporary Art," Time Out Chicago, 14 February 2013

2012 

"Goshka Macuga," Frieze, November/December 2012, 176

"Goshka Macuga," Art in America, December 2012, 148-155

Lequeux, Emmanuelle, Une Documenta historique”, Beaux Arts, August 2012, 26-29

Arend, Indo, “Rosen fur Kabul”, Das Kunstmagazin, August 2012, 40-44

"Goshka Macuga: of what is, that is; of what is not, that is not," Numero Tokyo, September 2012, 144

Harms, Ingeborg, "Weiter Blick," Vogue Deutsch, August 2012, 200-201

Fritsch, Werner, ” Was Kassel mit Kabul verbindet”, HNA, 12 June 2012, KU1

Rosenau, Mirja, “Goshka Macuga”, Das Kunst Magazine, June 2012, 84

Viliana, Andrea, "Momentary Monuments and Half-Truths," Mousse Magazine, Issue 34, Summer 2012, 186-195

Ankerman, Door Karel; Bouma, Hilda, Aha!”, Persoonlijk, 16 June 2012, 26-30

Arend, Ingo, “City with K:Documenta in Afgan”,  Goethe Institute, online only

Phongsathorn, Thomas, “My V&A Goshka Mazuga," V&A Magazine, Summer 2012, 66-69

Luke, Ben, “Documenta Opens to Critical Acclaim”, The Art Newspaper, 12 June 2012,

Redzisz, Kasia, “Goshka Macuga,” Frieze, March 2012, 148

Volk, Gregory, “documenta 13: Books, Afghanistan, and Both,"  Art in America, June 2012, online only

Volk, Gregory, “Goshka Macuga,” Art in America, January 2012, online only

2011

“Goshka Macuga: It Broke from Within”, Walker Magazine, March/April 2011, 33

Macuga, Goshka & Julian Gastelo Gastelo, “Snake Society,” Konteksty, Warsaw: Polska Sztuka Ludowa, 2011

Roelstraete, Dieter, “Forest for the Trees,” Artforum, September 2011, 322-327

Burley, Isabella, “The Nature of The Beast”, Tiger Magazine, September 2011, 48-53

Sutton, Kate, “Critics’ Picks: Goshka Macuga at Walker Art Center,” Artforum, online only

Watson, Grant, “Antimateria,” Flash Art, May-June 2011, 142-145

2010

“In the Archive,” Arc: The Journal of the Royal College of Art, Issue 14, summer 2010, 37-41

Noble, Kathy, “The New Décor,” Frieze, October 2010, 241

Yaziki, Didem, “Art, Propaganda, and Politics: Goshka Macuga,” Res Magazine, March 2010, 130-3

2009

Adams, Stephen, “Tapestry of Picasso’s Guernica marks Whitechapel gallery reopening,” telegraph.co.uk, 01 April 2009

Bailey, Martin, “Controversial tapestry to star in Whitechapel reopening,” The Art Newspaper, 26 January 2009, 31-32

Farronato, Milovan, “Images from the region of Nowhere,” Mousse magazine, April- May 2009, 19-24

Glover, Michael, “Goshka Macuga at the Whitechapel Gallery,” The Times, 30 March 2009, 9

Glover, Michael, “Picasso’s fury screams out still,” The Independent, 24 March 2009, 17

“Goshka Macuga: The way I see it,” New Statesman, 19 March 2009

Herbert, Martin, “Essay: The New Modernism, Sitting Defunct Modernity in Search of Something Useful,” Tate Etc, Spring 2009, 62-6

Januszczak, Waldemar, “Clash of Symbols,” The Sunday Times, March 2009

“Knowing This… Goshka Macuga in conversation with Monika Szewczyk,” Afterall, Spring 2009, 72–80

Lubbock, Tom, “East Meets Best,” The Independent, 3 April 2009, 4-5

MacKenzie, Florence, “Modern Ruins,” Frieze, March 2009, online only

Mirolla, Miriam, “Making Worlds – Goshka Macuga,” L’Uomo Vogue, May/June 2009 

Roelstraete, Dieter, “Great Transformations: On the Spiritual in Art, Again,” Afterall, Spring 2009, 5-15

Scharrer, Eva, “Goshka Macuga: Kunsthalle Basel,” Modern Painters, May 2009, 70

Searle, Adrian, “Whitechapel Gallery reopens with Picasso and anthrax,” The Guardian, 31 March 2009

Sharp, Chris, “The Meta-Artist Goes Radical: Goshka Macuga’s complex and multilayered practice,” Kaleidoscope Magazine, March – April 2009, 73-9

Watson, Grant, “Friendship of the Peoples: On the work of Goshka Macuga,” Afterall, Spring 2009, 64–70

Wolinski, Michal, “Okiełznać bestię,” Piktogram, October

2008

Akbar, Arifa, “Shortlist for Turner Prize promises end to male domination,” The Independent, 14 May 2008, 12-13

Adams, Stephen, “Shortlist for Turner is dominated by women,” The Daily Telegraph, 14 May 2008, 13

Coulson, Amanda, “The Great Transformation,” Frieze, October 2008, 137

Cumming, Laura, “Shhh…it’s the Turner Prize,” The Observer, 5 October 2008, 17

“Goshka Macuga,” The Times, 1 October 2008, 3

Searle, Adrian, “Nurses and Curses,” The Guardian, 30 September 2008, 27-29

Smith, Roberta, “Frieze Art Fair Feels a Big Chill,” The New York Times, 18 October 2008, C1

Sumpter, Helen, “Turner Prize 2008,” Time Out, 9-15 October 2008, 49

2007

Griffin, Jonathan,  “Goshka Macuga,” Frieze, July 2007

Bonham-Carter, Charlotte, “Goshka Macuga," ArtPress, October 2007, 105

Coxhead, Gabriel, “Goshka Macuga,” Time Out London, 18-24 July 2007, 36

Evans, Jonathan, “Putting Relations in Perspective,” The Independent, 30 June 2007

Farquharson, Alex, “Looking Back: Emerging Artists,” Frieze, January/February 2007, 136

Pradalier, Armelle, “Goshka Macuga,” Flash Art, May-June 07, 133-4

Sherwin, Skye, “Goshka Macuga: The New Museum,” ArtReview, April 2007, 62-5

Wilson, Michael, “Goshka Macuga,” Artforum, April 2007, 258-9

Zolghadr, Tirdad, “Die Watchlist de luxe für 2007,” Monopol, January 2007, 87

2006

Baal, Iphgenia, Dazed & Confused, Issue 135, March 2006, 123

“Beuys, Böcklin, Kippenberger und Co.,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14 July, 2006,

Cruwell, Kostanze, “Das brüllende Lachen des Großherzogs Ernst Ludwig,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 18 August 2006 

Griffin, Jonathan, “Liverpool Biennial,” Frieze, November/December 2006, 158

Griffin, Jonathan, “Focus: Goshka Macuga,” Frieze, May/June 2006, 236

Herbert, Martin, “Belgian Artist, Presumed Dead, Alive in Brazil. Marcel Broodthaers Resurrected at the São Paulo Biennial,” Modern Painters, October 2006, 81-85

Mulholland, Neil, “British Art Show 6,” Flash Art, January/ February, 100

Mulholland, Neil and Andrew Hunt, British Art (does It) Show?,” Frieze, January/ February, 132-7

Rappolt, Mark, “Not All Ha, Ha, Hee, Hee: Liverpool Biennial,” Art Review, Sept 2006, 25

2005

Danby, Charles, Dazed & Confused, Issue 258, 2005, 60

Suchin, Peter, “British Art Show 6,” Untitled 36, 60

 “Goshka Macuga,” The Guardian Guide, 5-11 March 2005, 37

2004

Craddock, Sacha, “Goshka Macuga,” Contemporary, Issue 64, 2004

O’Neill, Paul, “I am a curator,” Art Monthly, Issue 275, April 2004, 7-10

2003

Arnatt, Matthew, “Creek,” 100 Reviews, April 2003, 15

Bany, K., “Prosta lub kreta droga,” Dziennik Polski, 14 March 2003

Bronstein, Pablo, Goshka Macuga, Gasworks,” Untitled, Issue 30, Summer 2003

Edwards, Charlotte, “Behind the Scenes,” Art Review, February, 35

Herbert, Martin, “Bloomberg Space East End: Goshka Macuga,” Time Out, November 12, 54

Herbert, Martin, “Royal College of Art: The Straight or Crooked Way,” Time Out, March 26, 54 

Herbert, Martin, “Gasworks South: Goshka Macuga,” Time Out, March 5, 50

Menin, Samuel and Valentina Sansone, Sculpture Forever,” Flash Art, Vol. 36, May- June 2003, 122-129

O’Reilly, Sally, Goshka Macuga and Declan Clarke,” Frieze, Issue 75, May 2003, 95-96

Triming, Lee, “Goshka Macuga at Gasworks,” Flash Art, Vol. 36 Issue 229, March – April 2003, 50

2002

Wysokie Obcasy, Issue 47, 23 November 2002

Dallas, Sorcha, “Goshka Macuga and Nick Evans at Transmission,” Make 92, 2002, 12.

Dunne, Aidan, All the pretty horses,” The Irish Times, 17 January, 2002, 14

Gregos, Katerina, “International News: Athens,” Contemporary, January 2002

2001

Brown, Neal, “3 in 1 Curatorial Mutiny Part 4,” Frieze, Issue 60, 2001, 110-119

Edwards, Charlotte,”Let’s get to work,” Art Review, Vol. 52, January, 34-39

Kielebasiak, Lukasz, “Totalne przegiecie,” Gazeta Wyborcza, 19 November 2001

Kielebasiak, Lukasz, “Nowoczesnie w BWA,” Gazeta. pl:Katowice, 19 November 2001

O’Reilly, Sally, “3 in 1,” Evening Standard, Time Out, Art, Issue 1598, 25 March 2001

Sjogren, Andreas, Nar London moter Kaddis, 2001, 1,5

Wolinski, Michal, “Goshka Macuga, Artystka ktora moze,” Fluid, Issue 10, 2001

Wade, Gavin, and Aleksandra Mir, “Beyond Borders,” [a-n] Magazine for Artists, June 2001, 35

2000

Andersson, Fred, “Konst,” Svenska Dagbladet, 28 October 2000

Forberg, Nils, “Cave,” Nojesguiden, October 2000

Houldswoth Fine Art, “Sexy,” The Guardian, 20 July 2000

Nestius, Lena, “Konst,” Nojesrepubliken Soderamal, 4 November 2000