Chris Ofili
Chris Ofili

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Born 1968 in Manchester. Lives and works in Trinidad.

education

1993

M.A. Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London

1991

B.A. Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London

1988

Tameside College of Technology, Lancashire, England

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

La Triennale 2012. Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, National Gallery and Royal Opera House, London

2011

Art2. The Flag Art Foundation, New York The Luminous Interval: The D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

2010

21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
At Home / Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg. CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York
Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic. Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
In the Company of Alice. Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Thrice Upon A Time: 66 Artists from the Collection. Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

2009

Collected: Propositions on the Permanent Collections. The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
Passports: Great Early Buys from the British Council Collection. Whitechapel Gallery, London, England

2008

… And Then Again, Printed Series 1500 – 2007. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
The Gallery. David Zwirner, New York, New York
History in the Making: A Retrospective of the Turner Prize. Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn. Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art from the Logan Collection. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

2007

Draw, Conversations Around the Legacy of Drawing. Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, England
Dream and Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Collector’s Art: The Twentieth and Twenty-first Century in Private and Corporate Collections in Düsseldorf. Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Fractured Figure. The Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Hunky Dory. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Leerräume des Erzählens. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Star Power: Museum as Body Electric. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, Colorado
True Romance: Allegories of Love from the Renaissance to the Present. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria [itinerary: Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; Kunsthalle zu Kiel der Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany]
Turner Prize: A Retrospective. Tate Britain, London, England

2006

The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Desenhos [Drawings]: A – Z. Porta 33, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal
How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art. Hayward Gallery, London, England
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism. Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
Painting Codes. Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea Monfalcone, Monfalcone, Italy
Prints Now: Directions and Definitions. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Surprise Surprise. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
Tokyo Blossoms. Deutsche Bank Collection Meets Zaha Hadid. Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Twice Drawn: Modern and Contemporary Drawings in Context. The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2005

After Cézanne. Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Artists & Prints: Part 3, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Baroque and Neobaroque. Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Contemporary Erotic Drawing. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Drawing from the Modern 3: 1975 – 2005. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Early Work. David Zwirner, New York, New York
Getting Emotional. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Revelations: Reflecting British Art in the Arts Council Collection. Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Tête à Tête. Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, New York
Translation. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2004

Fabulism. Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England [itinerary: Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin,
Italy]
Huts. The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection. The Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Seeds & Roots: Selections from the Permanent Collection. The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York

2003

The Dead Bird Show. Whitechapel Project Space, London, England
Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Paradise. National Gallery, London, England [itinerary: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England; Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, England]
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

2002

Cavepainting. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions. The Museum of Modern Art Queens, Long Island City, New York
Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

2001

Form Follows Fiction. Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
The Mystery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
One Planet Under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York [itinerary: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Spelman College
Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia]
Painting at the Edge of the World. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Public Offerings. Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Works on Paper. Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Works on Paper: from Acconci to Zittel. Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

2000

The 12th Biennale of Sydney. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Ant Noises I. The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Nurture & Desire. South Bank Centre, London, England
Raw. Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

1999

6th International Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul, Turkey
53rd Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
History of the Turner Prize. ArtSway, Hampshire, England
Trouble Spot. Painting. Nieuw Internationaal Cultureel Centrum and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

1998

A to Z. Curated by Matthew Higgs, The Approach, London, England
The Jerwood Foundation Painting Prize Exhibition. Jerwood Gallery, London, England
Heads will Roll. Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
The Turner Prize. Tate Gallery, London, England

1997 – 2000

Dimensions Variable. Organized by the British Council, London, England and Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland [itinerary: Royal Academy of Free Arts, Stockholm, Sweden; Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary; Gallery Zachęta, Warsaw, Poland; Städtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Czech Republic; Prague National Gallery of Modern Art, Prague, Czech Republic; Zagreb Union of Croatian Artists, Zagreb, Croatia; Magistrat der Stadt Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany; Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Budapest Museum of Contemporary Arts and Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Slovak National Gallery Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia; National Theatre Galleries, Bucharest, Romania]

1997

20th John Moores Liverpool Exhibition of Contemporary Painting. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
Belladonna. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
Date with an Artist. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England
Minor Sensation. Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Package Holiday. New British Art in the Ophiuchus Collection, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece
Pictura Britannica, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia [itinerary: Art Gallery of Australia, Adelaide, Australia; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa,
Wellington, New Zealand
Popoccultural, curated by Cabinet Gallery, Southampton City Gallery, Southampton, England
Sensation: Young British Artists from The Saatchi Collection. Royal Academy of Arts, London, England [itinerary: Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York]

1996

British Art Show 4. Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Maps Elsewhere. Institute of International Visual Arts, London, England
Mothership Connection. Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands NowHere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebæk, Denmark
Wingate Young Artists Award, Art ’96. Business Design Centre, Islington, England
Young British Artists. Curated by Glenn Scott Wright, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, Australia

1995

19th John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
About Vision: New British Painting in the 1990s. Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, England
A Bonnie Situation. Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Brilliant! New Art From London. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Cocaine Orgasm. Bank Space, London, England Contained, curated by Godfrey Worsdale, Cultural Instructions, London, England
Im / Pure. Curated by Glenn Scott Wright, Osterwalder’s Art Office, Hamburg, Germany
LA Invitational. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, California Prints, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York
Selections Spring ’95. The Drawing Center, New York, New York

1994

Miniatures, The Agency, London, England Painting Show, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Take Five, Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, London, England

1993

Borderless Print. Curated by Maud Sulter, Rochdale Art Gallery, London, England BT New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, England
Lift. Atlantis Basement, London, England Riverside Open, Riverside Gallery, London, England
Shit Sale. Strasse des 17 Juni, Berlin, Germany
To Boldly Go. Curated by Stuart Morgan, Cubitt Street Gallery, London, England
Tokyo Print Biennale. Manchida City Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1992

Pachipamwe International Artists’ Workshop Exhibition. Bulawayo Art Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe

1991

Blauer Montag. curated by Killian Dellers, Raum für Kunst, Basel, Switzerland
BP Portrait Award Exhibition. National Portrait Gallery, London, England
Whitworth Young Contemporaries. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

1990

BP Portrait Award Exhibition. National Portrait Gallery, London, England
Whitworth Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

1989

Whitworth Young Contemporaries. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

selected solo exhibitions

2010

Chris Ofili: Afrotranslinear. The Arts Club of Chicago [catalogue] Chris Ofili, Tate Britain, London

2009

Afro Margin. David Zwirner, New York

2007

Devil’s Pie. David Zwirner, New York

2006

The Blue Rider Extended Remix. Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

2005

Afro Muses. The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
Chris Ofili: The Blue Rider. Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
The Upper Room. Tate Britain, London, England

2003

Within Reach. British Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2002

Freedom One Day. Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

2001

Chris Ofili Watercolours. Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan

2000

Chris Ofili Drawings. Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

1999

Afrobiotics. Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, New York
Watercolours. Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy

1998

Chris Ofili. Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, England
Chris Ofili. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

1997

Pimpin ain’t easy but it sure is fun. Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

1996

Afrodizzia. Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

1995

Chris Ofili. Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, New York

1991

Paintings and Drawings. Kepler Gallery, London, England

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Arts Council Collection. Hayward Gallery, London, England
British Council Collection. London, England
The British Museum. London, England
Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contemporary Art Society. London, England
The Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens, Greece
Des Moines Art Center. Des Moines, Iowa
Deutsche Bank. Frankfurt, Germany
The Eli Broad Family Foundation. Santa Monica, Caifornia
Froehlich Collection. Stuttgart, Germany
Goetz Collection. Munich, Germany
Joslyn Museum of Art. Omaha, Nebraska
Judith Rothschild Collection. New York, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California
The Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York
The Norton Family Collection. Los Angeles, California
Provinziaal Versicherung. Düsseldorf, Germany
Rubell Family Collection. Miami, Florida
The Saatchi Collection. London, England
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, California
Southampton City Art Gallery. Southampton, England
The Studio Museum in Harlem. New York, New York
Tate Gallery. London, England
Victoria and Albert Museum. London, England
Walker Art Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitworth Art Gallery. Manchester, England

SELECTED AWARDS

2004

Honorary Fellowship. University of the Arts, London, England
South Bank Show Award: Visual Arts. South Bank, London, England

1998

Turner Prize. Tate Gallery, London, England

1996

About Vision. Absolut Vodka commission, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
Wingate Young Artist Award. Islington, England

1993

Second Prize. Tokyo Print Biennale, Tokyo, Japan

1992

British Council Travel Scholarship to Zimbabwe. Africa, British Council, London, England
Erasmus Exchange to Hochschule der Kunst. Berlin, Germany

1989

Christopher Head Drawing Scholarship. London, England