Idris Khan  (British, 1978) 

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Idris Khan Biography
1978   Born in Birmingham. England
1997 - 1998   Walsall College of Art and Technology, BTEC National Diploma Foundation in Art and Design, Walsall
1998 - 2000   BA Photography, First Class. The University of Derby
2002 - 2004   MFA with Distinction For Research. Royal College of Art, London
  Research Posts and Awards
  2004 Artist Lecture. The University of Derby.
  2004 The Photographers’ Gallery Prize.
  2004 Hooper’s Gallery Commission 2004.
  2003 Part Time Visiting Lecturer The University of Derby.
  2002 British Student ‘Tom Gower Award’ Institute of Photography.
Selected Exhibitions
2012 - 2013   Photographs and Drawings, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2012   Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam, The British Museum, London, United Kingdom
2012   RESISTANCE: Subverting the Camera, Fine Arts Society - Contemporary, London, England
2012   British Group Exhibition, London Arts Club, London, United Kingdom
2012   Idris Khan: The Devil’s Wall, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Manchester, England (solo)
2010 - 2011   No New Thing Under the Sun, Royal Academy of Arts, The Tennant Gallery, London, UK
2010   Haunted, Guggenheim Museum, New York
2010   Victoria Miro Gallery, London (solo)
2010   Victoria Miro Gallery, London (solo)
2009   Order from Chaos: Ori Gersh/Idris Khan/Boo Ritson, Convento de Santa Inés, Seville
2009   Natural Wonders: New Art from London, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow
2009   Silent Writings, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
2009   The Collection, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2009   Silent Writings, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
2009   Still Revolution: Suspended in Time, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
2009   Kunsthaus Mürz, Mürzzuschlag, Austria
2008   Order from Chaos: Ori Gersh/Idris Khan/Boo Ritson, CAF-Andalusian Center of Photography, Spain
2008   Under Erasure, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland
2008   Bookish - When books become art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2008   Sound of Art, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
2008   Fragile, 7 Howick Place, London, England (solo)
2008   Every…, K20, Dusseldorf (solo)
2008   Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, England
2008   P2P, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg
2008   Yours, Mine, Ours, University Gallery, University of Essex, Colchester
2008   Art Park, Art Dubai
2007   Mario Testino at Home (curated by Mario Testino), Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York
2007   All Tomorrow’s Pictures, ICA, London
2007   Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York (solo)
2007   Thomas Schulte Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2006   A Memory After Bach’s Cello Suites, film installation, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris (solo)
2006   A Memory After Bach’s Cello Suites, film installation, inIVA, London (solo)
2006   Victoria Miro Gallery, London (solo)
2006   Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
2006   Imposing Order: Contemporary Photography and the Archive, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2005   Something of the Night. Leeds City Gallery
2005   Andmoreagain, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
2005   To be continued… Helsinki Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland (British Council)
2005   Regeneration – 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland / Galleria Corso Como, Milan
2005   Young Masters, 148a St. John Street, London
2005   Photography 2005, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2004   Photo Paris represented by The Photographers Gallery
2004   Project Space: ‘The Truth Society’ Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
2004   Arrivals. Pump House Gallery, Battersea, London
2004   On The Edge, Hiscox Gallery, London
2004   Summer Show, Hoopers Gallery, Clerkenwell, London
2004   Show 1 MA, Royal College of Art
2004   Photography 2004, Royal College of Art
2003   Auslander. The Dahl Gallery, Lucerne Switzerland
2003   Essen Arts Festival, Folkwang Museum, Essen Germany
2003   Another Way Is Possible, Royal College of Art, London
2001   Future Focus, The Q Gallery, Derby (solo)
2000   Courts, The City Gallery, Leicester (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  Philadelphia Museum of Art
  Saatchi Gallery, London
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  Arts Council Collection, London
  Art Gallery of New South Wales
  The British Museum, London
  Centre Pompidou, Paris
  The de Young Museum, San Francisco
  Government Art Collection, London
  Musée National des Beaux Arts, Québec
  The National Gallery of Art, London
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  National Gallery of San Francisco
2008   Helen Sumpter, Time Out, In the Studio: Idris Khan, 5 – 11 June 2008
2008   Idris Khan every…, K20, Dusseldorf
2007   Idris Khan, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York
2007   Aoife Rosenmeyer, Art World, Idris Khan, October/November 2007
2007   The New Yorker (arts events), Idris Khan, 24 October 2007
2007   Leo Benedictus, The Guardian, Idris Khan’s best shot, 2 August 2007
2007   Miranda Gavin, British Journal of Photography, The Ideas Factory, 20 June 2007
2007   Nick Hackworth, Quintessentially, Idris Khan, Summer 2007
2006   Lucy Soutter, Source, The Collapsed Archive, Issue 49, Winter 2006
2006   Vitamin PH: New Perspectives in Photography, pp142-143, text by Alison Green
2006   Matt Price, Flash Art, Idris Khan, November/December 2006
2006   Mark Durden, Next Level, Unfreezing Photography: Idris Khan, Ed 01, Volume 05, 2006
2006   Eliza Williams, Art Monthly, Review, October 2006
2006   Michael Glover, Independent, A real maelstrom of talent, 20 September 2006
2006   Sally O’Reilly, Time Out, Idris Khan, 13 September 2006
2006   Nick Hackworth, Evening Standard, Ghosts in the Gallery, 5 September 2006
2006   Geoff Dyer, Guardian, Between the Lines, 2 September 2006
2006   Brian Dillon, Tate etc, The Revelation of Erasure, Issue 8, Autumn 2006
2006   Mark Rappolt,Art Review, Born of Frustration: Idris Khan’s Icons of Iconoclasm, Issue 2, August 2006
2006   Paul Fitzpatrick, Aesthetica, Idris Khan, Issue 14, August/Sept/October 2006
2006   Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Letting go of handlebars with artist’s echoes of Duchamp, 10 June 2006
2006   Ticky Hedley-Dent, Evening Standard Magazine, The Hot List, 21 April 2006
2005   Michael Glover, Independent Magazine, Talent 2006, 31 December 2005
2005   V&A Magazine, The underexposed: Seven leading photographers and commentators tip the photographic stars of the future, Winter 05/06
2005   Charles Darwent, Art Review, Look to the future, August 2005
2005   Huma Qureshi, Libas, Under the Layers, Vol. 18. Issue 4, 2005
2005   William Ewing, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Jean-Christophe Blaser, ‘Regeneration’ Thames and Hudson, June 2005
2005   Alicia Miller, Source, A Generational Statement, April 2005
2005   Mark Durden, Photoworks, Susan Sontag 1933-2004 On On Photography, April 2005
2005   Brian Dillon, Modern Painters, Photography 2005, March 2005
2005   Creative Review, February 2005
2005   Previews, Dazed and Confused, January 2005
2005   Peter Chapman, The Independent, Private View
2005   Joanna Pitman, The Times, Young and Original: Six visual artists in the frame, 19 January 2005
2005   Sue Steward, Evening Standard, A focus on six of the best, 19 January 2005
2005   Fisun Guner, Metro London, Much ado about Nothingness, 18 January 2005
2004   Portfolio. Catalogue of Contemporary Photography, Issue 40 December 2004
2004   Next Level, Edition No.2, vol. 3, November
2004   Royal College of Art Magazine, Contemporary Photography 2004
2004   Nick Hackworth, Dazed And Confused, October 2004
2004   Ken Edwards, Blueprint, A Fresh New Crop, Issue No. 221, July 2004
2004   Charlotte Edwards, Independent, Cream of the Crop, 4 July 2004
2004   Art Review: Top 25 Young London Artists, June 2004
2004   Metro London, Royal College of Art, Pick of the Best, June 2004