Martin Creed (English, b.1968), is a sculptor and installation artist, known for incorporating everyday objects into his pieces. He has worked in a range of media, including painting, drawing, film, and music. He is often labeled a late Conceptualist, mixed with elements of Minimalism, but prefers to be called an Expressionist.

Creed was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and raised in Glasgow. The artist studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1986 to 1990. He became disillusioned with painting, believing it be a limited means of expression, and stopped for a number of years, until 2005, when he debuted his highlighter pen drawings. Since then, he has produced numerous show featuring paintings and provocative installation works.

Creed is best known for his winning submission to the 2001 Turner Prize for Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off. The work consisted of an empty room in which the lights periodically switch on and off. As with this work, much of his oeuvre centers on process, responding to the immediate situation or environment. He pushes the envelope in a less subtle way in Work No. 610: Sick Film and Work No. 660: Shit Film, films in which a person walks into a stark white space and either vomits or defecates before walking away.

In addition to his career as an artist, Creed fronts a rock band, Owada, formed in 1994, which performs internationally and plays a part in some of his works. He has had solo exhibitions at the Tate Britain, the Centre Pompidou, and at his representative galleries, Hauser & Wirth and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Creed has also exhibited in group shows at the Venice Biennale and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. The artist lives and works in London, UK, and Alicudi, Italy.

Timeline

1968
Born in Wakefield, England
1986–1990
Slade School of Fine Art, London
1990–2001
Lived and worked in London
2001
Turner Prize winner
lives and works in Alicudi, Italy

Exhibitions

2014
Art & Sound, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy (solo)
2014
Gavin Brown and Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA (solo)
2014
What's the Point of it?, Hayward Gallery, London, England (solo)
2014
BALLET (Work No. 1020), Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England (solo)
2014
Concert, Royal Festival Hall, London, England (solo)
2013
BALLET (Work No. 1020), The Kitchen, New York, USA (solo)
2013
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA (solo)
2013
Scales, Aldrich Museum, Aldrich, USA (solo)
2013
Work No. 1461, Hauser & Wirth, Nwe York, USA (solo)
2013
Work No. 1562: Half the Air in a Given Space, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands (solo)
2013
Artist Rooms Martin Creed, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England (solo)
2013
Galleria Lorcan O'Neill Roma, Rome, Italy (solo)
2013
Work No. 1513: Half the air in a given space, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, Canada (solo)
2013
Work No. 202, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (solo)
2013
Ordinary/ Extra/ Ordinary, The Public, West Bromwich, England
2013
Rythm in it – Vom Rythmus in der Gegenwartskunst, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
2013
Annin Arts presents 'Noise Kids' - Adam Green, Fionn Regan, Martin Creed
2012–2013
Museo de Arte de Lima,MALI, Lima, Peru
2012
Work No. 965: Half the Air in a Given Space, Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, USA (solo)
2012
Work No. 268: Half the Air in a Given Space, Pavement Gallery, Manchester, England (solo)
2012
House of Art, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (solo)
2012
Michael Lett, Auckland,New Zealand (solo)
2012
Artist Rooms: Martin Creed, Tate Liverpool, England (solo)
2012
Martin Creed - Wanting to Say Hello, Conceptual Art Center Bukovje, Landskrona, Sweden (solo)
2012
Martin Creed plays Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (solo)
2012
Down Over Up, Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2012
Ballet: Work No. 1020, Traverse Theatre, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2012
Martin Creed in conversation with Fiona Bradley at ICA (January 9th), London, England (solo)
2011
Things - Cosas, Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2011
Work No. 1059, The Scottsman Steps, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2011
MAMAC, Nice, France (solo)
2011
Tardis House, Truro, England (solo)
2011
MARCO, Museo d'arte contemporanea, De Vigo, Vigo, Spain (solo)
2011
Biennale di Venezia – 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy (solo)
2011
Martin Creed: Collected Works, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
2011
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2011
Sightings: Martin Creed, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA (solo)
2011
Mothers, Hauser & Wirth, London, England (solo)
2011
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2011
Folkstone Triennial 2011, Folkstone, England
2011
Belief & Understanding, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, USA
2011
Private/Corporate VI, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2011
Singapore Biennale 2011, Singapore
2010
Ballet: Work No. 1020, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh festival Fringe, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburg, Scotland (solo)
2010
Down over up, Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2010
Martin Creed, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, USA (solo)
2009
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2008
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy (solo)
2008
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England (solo)
2007
Martin Creed, Small Things, Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries at 508 W 25th Street, New York, USA (solo)
2007
Feelings, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA (solo)
2007
Hauser & Wirth Coppermill, London, England (solo)
2007
The lights going on and off, BCA - Boston Center for the Arts, USA (solo)
2007
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
2007
Critical Mass – Kritische Masse. 20 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern: Die Sammlung, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
2007
Silence: Listen to the show, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
2007
Into Me/Out of Me, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy
2007
Ensemble, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
2007
Il Futuro del Futurismo. Dalla „rivoluzione italiana all’arte contemporanea, GAMeC, Galleria d’Arte moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
2006
Martin Creed’s Sick Film, Hauser & Wirth, London, England (solo)
2006
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006
Konzert Martin Creed & Band, 20.01.06, G5, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2006
abstract art now - floating forms (Teil 1 | part 1), Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2006
Von Mäusen und Menschen, 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, KW Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst, u. a., Berlin, Germany
2006
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
2006
The Sublime is Now! Das Erhabene in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf/Bern, Switzerland
2006
Reality, Odense 10’55, Kunshallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
2006
I like things, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Arengario, Milan, Italy
2006
How to Improve the World. 60 years of British Art, Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London
2006
Surprise, Surprise, ICA London
2006
Strange, I’ve seen that face before, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2006
Good Vibrations – Visual arts and Rock music, Palazzo delle Papesse, Sienna, Italy
2006
Into Me/Out of Me, P.S.1 MoMA, New York
2006
Martin Creed – Big dogs, MC, Los Angeles
2006
Nichts, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main
2006
As if by Magic, Art School Palestine, Bethlehem Peace Center, Bethlehem
2006
Other Rooms, Other Voices: Contemporary Art from the FRAC Collections, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2006
Concrete Language, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
2006
I (Ich) / Performative Ontology, Secession, Vienna
2006
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich (solo)
2005
Experiencing Duration, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon 2005
2005
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (solo)
2005
Kunst-Station St. Peter, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2005
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2005
Des deux côtés du Rhin : Mouvement, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Des deux côtés du Rhin : Ambiance, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005
Joy, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, Luxemburg
2005
L’humanité mise à nu et l’Art en FRAC, même, Casino Luxembourg, Luxemburg
2005
Down – Up, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (solo)
2005
Feeling strangely fine, Galeria Estrany / De la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
2005
In Concert, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
2004
Work No. 360: Half the Air in a given space, Johnen Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2004
Hauser & Wirth, London, England (solo)
2004
State of play, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
2004
Work No. 330, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
2004
Udjadowski Castle, 'Martin Creed', cur. Pawel Polit, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2004
Kunsthaus Baselland, 'Strategies of Desire', cur. Sabine Schaschl-Cooper, Muttenz
2004
Serpentine Gallery, 'State of Play', cur. Rochelle Steiner, London
2003
Adorno, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
2003
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 'Skulpur 03', Salzburg
2003
Kunstverein, 'Soundsystem', Salzburg
2003
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 'Shine', Rotterdam
2003
Galerie Analix Forever, 'SMALL THINGS', Geneva
2003
Kunsthalle Bern, cur. Bernhard Fibicher, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
2003
Languedoc-Roussillon, 'Beaucoup de Bruit pour Rien', cur. Emmanuel Lattreille, Montpellier (with Marylene Negro)
2003
Work No. 300, GBE Modern, New York, USA (solo)
2003
Work No. 289,The British School at Rome, cur. Christiana Perrella, Rome, Italy (solo)
2003
Beaucoup de bruit pour rien, mit Marylene Negro, Frac, Montpellier, France (solo)
2003
Small things, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2003
Cezary Bodzianowski, Martin Boyce, Rafal Bujnowski, Martin Creed, Slawomir Elsner, Stefan Hablützel, Candida Höfer, Marko Lulic, Thomas Ruff, Wilhelm Sasnal, Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne
2002
Alberto Peola Arte contemporanea, 'A large piece of furniture partially obstructing a door', Turin
2002
The Wrong Gallery, New York NY
2002
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, 'BOYCE - CREED - SALA - SASNAL', Cologne, Germany
2002
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 'The Young and the Hung', Salzburg, Austria
2002
Collection Haubrok, 'No Return', Mönchengladbach, Germany
2002
CCAC, 'Rock my World: Recent Art and the Memory of Rock’n’Roll', San Francisco CA
2002
Wolverhampton Gallery, 'Strike', Wolverhampton, GB
2002
Vista Mare associaione culturale, 'On/Of', Pescara, Italy
2002
Charlottenborg, 'My Head is on Fire but my Heart is full of Love', Copenhagen
2002
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Tempo', New York NY
2001
Tate Britain, 'Turner Prize 2001', London
2001
Yokohama Museum, 'Space-Jack!', cur. Yukie Kamiya, Yokohama, Japan
2001
Brighton University Art Gallery, 'Makeshift', cur. David Green, Brighton
2001
Art Now: Martin Creed, Turner Prize 2001, Tate Britain, London, England (solo)
2001
The lights off, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2001
Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (with Anri Sala), Germany (solo)
2001
Camden Arts Centre, 'Martin Creed Works', cur. Godfrey Worsdale, London
2001
Work No. 252, Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2001
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
2001
Micromuseum for Contemporary Art, 'Work No. 265', Palermo
2001
Art/Music: Rock, Pop, Techno, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2001
White Light/White Noise, Mexico City, Mexico
2000
MARTINCREEDWORKS, Camden Arts Centre, London, England (solo)
2000
Limit Less, Aktuelle Britische Kunst, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
2000
54 x 54 x 54, Museum of Contemporary art, London, England
2000
Porcupines / Arthinking, 291 Gallery, London, England
2000
Getting the Corners, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2000
Nerve, ICA, London, England
2000
Ainsi de suite 3 (Teil II), Centre regional d'art contemporain, Sete, France
2000
Work No. 227, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA (solo)
2000
Work No. 225, Times Square, New York (Project of the Public Art Fund), USA (solo)
2000
Martin Creed Works, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK (solo)
2000
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 'Protest and Survive', London, England
2000
Fondazione Pistoletto, 'A casa di... ', cur. Giacinto di Pietrantonio, Biella, Italy
2000
Tate Britain, 'Intelligence: New British Art 2000', London
2000
Shed im Eisenwerk, '...Sabotage... ', Frauenfeld, Switzerland
2000
Exit Art, 'Collector’s Coice', New York NY
2000
'The British Art Show 5', cur. Pippa Coles, Matthew Higgs and Jacqui Poncelet, Edinburgh
2000
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 'Don’t worry', London
2000
Kunstraum Innsbruck, 'The invisible Touch', Innsbruck, Austria
1999
Galerie Krinzinger, 'Limit Less, Aktuelle Britische Kunst', cur. Matthew Higgs, Vienna
1999
Museum of Contemporary Art, '54x54x54', London
1999
291 Gallery, 'Porcupines/Arthinking', cur. Graham Higgin, London
1999
California College of Arts and Crafts, 'Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millenium', San Francisco
1999
Or Gallery, 'Getting the Corners', cur. Matthew Higgs, Vancouver
1999
ICA, 'Nerve', London
1999
Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
1999
Centre regional d’art contemporain, 'Ainsi de suite 3 (Teil II)', cur. Sabine Schaschl, Sete/F
1999
Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
1999
Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada (solo)
1999
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (solo)
1999
Cabinet Gallery, London, England (solo)
1999
The Portico, 'Work No. 203', London, England (solo)
1999
Space 1999, 'Work No. 160', London, England (solo)
1999
Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy (solo)
1998
Galerie Analix B & L Polla, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1998
Spacex Gallery, 'Lovecraft', cur. Martin McGeown and Toby Webster, Exeter, GB
1998
Gavin Brown's enterprise, 'Not Today' New York NY
1998
Wiensowski & Harbord, 'Imitating Christmas', cur. Jen Hoffmann, Berlin
1998
11th Biennale of Sydney, 'every day', cur. Jonathan Watkins, Sydney
1998
Titanik, 'Proper: Blind Date 1', cur. Paula Toppila, Turku, Finnland
1998
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 'Speed', cur. Jeremy Millar, London
1998
Kunsthalle, 'Crossings', cur. Cathrin Pichler, Vienna
1998
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, 'Camouflage 2000', Robert Garnett, Paris
1998
South London Gallery, 'Lovecraft', cur. Martin McGeown and Toby Webster, London
1998
Cabinet Gallery, 'Sunday', cur. Matthew Higgs, London
1998
Galleria Paolo Vitolo, 'An Idea of Art / Art and Life', Milan
1998
Todd Gallery, 'Not Nothing', London
1997
'Dimensions Variable', Helsinki and Stockholm
1997
Galerie de l'Ancien College, 'Laure Genillard - Une selection et une collection', Chatellerault
1997
CCA, 'Lovecraft', cur. Martin McGeown and Toby Webster, Glasgow
1997
Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GB
1997
Up & Co., 'Superstore de Luxe No.1', cur. Sarah Staton, New York NY
1997
Art Metropole, 'Answer Affirmative or Negative', Toronto
1997
Galerie Mot & van den Boogaard, cur. Macha Roesink, Brussels
1997
CASCO, 'Snowflakes Falling on the International Dateline', Utrecht, Netherlands
1997
Norwich Gallery, 'Imprint 93 (and other related ephemera)', cur. Matthew Higgs, Norwich, GB
1997
Galleria Paolo Vitolo, Milan, Italy (solo)
1997
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
1997
The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy (solo)
1996
Musee d'Art Moderne, 'Life / Live', cur. Laurence Bosse and Hans Ulrich, Paris
1996
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 'Against', London
1996
Design Institue, 'The Speed of Light, The Speed of Sound', cur. Jeremy Millar, Amsterdam/NL
1996
Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, 'Ace!', London/GB
1996
Karsten Schubert, 'A Century of Sculptors' Drawings', London
1996
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 'East International', Norwich
1996
Galleria Paolo Vitolo, 'Trace 1995-96', Milan
1996
Eisfabrik, 'weil morgen', cur. Stefan Kalmar, Hannover
1996
Castello di Rivara, 'Affinata', cur. Carolin Lindig, Turin
1996
Royal College of Art, 'try', London
1996
Focal Point Gallery, 'Kiss This', Southend-on-Sea/GB
1996
The Rooms, 'Some Drawings: From London', cur. Kate Bernard, London
1996
Three Month Gallery, 'A4 Favours', cur. Padraig Timoney, Liverpool
1996
Bund, 'Banana Republic', London
1995
Cubitt Gallery, 'Just Do It', cur. Stefan Kalmar, London
1995
Laure Genillard Gallery, London
1995
City Racing, 'Imprint 93 / City Racing', cur. Matthew Higgs, London
1995
Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, 'Unpop', cur. Bob and Roberta Smith, London
1995
Three Rooms and a Kitchen, 'The Fall of Man', Pori, Finnland
1995
Starkmann Ltd., 'In Search of the Miraculous', London
1995
Viafarini, 'Fuori Fase', cur. Angela Vettese, Mila
1995
Jibby Beane, 'Multiple Choice', London
1995
Frode, 'Snow Job', cur. Lionel Bovier, Geneva
1995
Last order(s), 'My Darling Cicciolina... ', cur. Francesca Piovano, London
1995
Galerie Analix B & L Polla, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1995
Galleria Paolo Vitolo, Milan, Italy (solo)
1995
Camden Arts Centre, London, england (solo)
1995
Javier Lopez Gallery, London
1994
Cubitt Gallery, London, England (solo)
1994
Marc Jancou Gallery, London, England (solo)
1994
Rhizome, 'Conceptual Living', cur. Macha Roesink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994
Marc Jancou Gallery, 'The Little House on the Prairie', London
1994
Transmission Gallery, 'Modern Art', Glasgow
1994
Cabinet Gallery, 'Imprint 93/Cabinet Gallery', cur. Matthew Higgs, London
1994
Gio' Marconi, 'Domestic Violence', cur. Alison Jacques, Milan, Italy
1994
CCA, 'Art Unlimited: Multiples of the 1960s and 1990s', Glasgow
1994
ISA, 'Potato', cur. Gary Thomas, Steve McIntyre and Alison Jacques, London
1994
Todd Gallery, London
1993
Lisson Gallery, 'Wonderful', Life London, England
1993
Work No. 78, Starkmann Limited, London, England (solo)
1992
Laure Genillard Gallery, 'Inside a Microcosm', cur. Gareth Jones, London
1992
Transmission Gallery, 'Outta Here', cur. Douglas Gordon, Glasgow
1991
Laure Genillard Gallery, London
1991
Angel Row Gallery, cur. Mark Dey, Nottingham
1989
The Black Bull, cur. Tess Jaray, London

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