Galerie Thomas Schulte

Stephen Willats

(British, b. 1943)

conceptual tower series no. 36 by stephen willats

Stephen Willats

Conceptual Tower Series No. 36, 1995

conceptual tower series no. 39 by stephen willats

Stephen Willats

Conceptual Tower Series No. 39, 2003

conceptual tower series no. 40 by stephen willats

Stephen Willats

Conceptual Tower Series No. 40, 2006

democratic grid series no. 12 by stephen willats

Stephen Willats

Democratic Grid Series No. 12

i want to live in a democratic house by stephen willats

Stephen Willats

I want to live in a democratic house, 2003

signs and messages from corporate america by stephen willats

Stephen Willats

Signs and Messages From Corporate America, 1988



Born in London, UK
1962 - 1963
The Ground Course, Ealing School of Art
Editor and publisher of "Control Magazine"
1972 - 1973
Director of the Centre of Behavioural Art, Gallery House, London
1979 - 1980
D.A.A.D. Fellowship, West Berlin
Convenor of the Symposium, "Art Creating Society," Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
"Stephen Willats Printed Archive" established at Victoria and Albert Museum
Lives and works in London, UK


Secret Language The Code Breakers , Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Modernologies: Contemporary Artists Researching Modernity and Modernism, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
The World As It Is And The World As It Could Be, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK (solo)
In Two Minds, Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Moving Images: Artists & Video/Film, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Ground Level: Hayward Touring Curatorial Open II, QUAD, Derby, UK
Counterconsciousness, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (solo)
2009 - 2010
Unresolved Matters: Social Utopias Revisited, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
An Eye For An Eye, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, UK
Oppositions & Dialogues, Kunstverein Hanover, Germany

Public Collections

Caisse de depots et Consignations, Paris, France
The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Rochdale Art Gallery, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, UK
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
The Tate Gallery, London, UK
De Beyerd Centrum voor Actuelle Kunst, Breda, Netherlands
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Contemporary Art Society, London
Porin Taidemuseo, Pori
Frac Haute-Normandie


"Art and Social Function" (Reprint of 1976 original) Elipsis, London
"Multiple Clothing", Walther Konig, Köln
Spring Art and Social Foundation. "Stephen Willats." Reprint of book first published in 1976 by Ellipsis. London. September.
"Random Encounter", Southampton Art Gallery
"The Art Museum in Society. Collected Writings", Middlesbrough Art Gallery
"Between Buildings and People", Academy Editions, London