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Exhibitions — 2017

Tim Head

Beautiful Weapons

28 September – 18 November 2017


Press Release (PDF)

Selected Works


Full Biography (PDF)

Tim Head studied with Richard Hamilton and Ian Stephenson at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1965-69 and then with Barry Flanagan at St Martin’s in London 1969-70. In 1968 he spent time in New York working as assistant to Claes Oldenburg and met leading figures in the Conceptual Art movement, including Robert Smithson and Sol Lewitt. In 1971 he worked as an assistant to Robert Morris for his exhibition at the Tate Gallery.


Head first came to prominence in the early 1970s with a series of ground-breaking installations at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1972) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery (1974) and participation in important group shows including the 8th Paris Biennale, Musée D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1973), Arte Inglese Oggi, Palazzo Reale, Milan (1976) and Documenta 6, Kassel (1977). Head represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennial in 1980 and won the John Moores Painting Prize in 1987.


Recent solo exhibitions include Parafin, London (2014), Modern Art Oxford (2013), Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2010) and Huddersfield Art Gallery (2009. Recent important group exhibitions include Pioneers of Pop, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2017), Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London (2014), Between Spaces, Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundaçño Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2012), The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St Ives, (2011) and Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Post Modernism, V&A, London (2011). Head’s work is in important international collections including Tate, London, Arts Council Collection, London, British Museum, London and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York. From 1971 to 2011 Head was an influential teacher at both Goldsmiths and the Slade in London.

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