Nathan Coley

Born 1967, Glasgow, Scotland

Lives and works in Glasgow





Glasgow School of Art



Selected Solo Exhibitions


New Art Centre, Salisbury, UK


You Imagine What You Desire, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

From the People, to the People, for the People, Future Perfect, Singapore


A Place Beyond Belief, NDSM-Werf / Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam

Burn the Village, Feel the Warmth, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany


Knowledge, Kindliness and Courage, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

A Place Beyond Belief, Haunch of Venison, London


The Ballast Project, Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

Appearances, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia


In Memory, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

ACCA, Melbourne, Australia

There Will Be No Miracles Here, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh


Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

46 Brooklands Gardens, Jaywick, Essex, England


De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, England

Palace, Haunch of Venison, Berlin


Doggerfisher Gallery, Edinburgh

We Must Cultivate Our Garden, George Square, Edinburgh


Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland

Gathering of Strangers, ICA, Nottingham

Camouflage Church, Santiago de Compostella, Spain


Jerusalem Syndrome, University of Dundee Cooper Gallery, Dundee

Haunch of Venison, London


Showhome, City Arts Centre, Dublin

Frutimarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Showhome, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK


Black Tent, Portsmouth Cathedral, Portsmouth

Showhome, Locus+, Northshields, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Ruskin’s Road, Leidsche Rijn, Netherlands (as part of SuperUtrecht)

The Black Maria, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand


Nathan Coley and Bas Jan Ader, Vilma Gold, London

The Italian Tower, Keilder Reservoir, Northumberland

The Land Marked, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon


International Style, Architectural Association, London

Nathan Coley (with de Rijke / de Rooji), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich


Der Standard, Museum in Progress, Vienna


A Public Announcement, The Changing Room, Stirling

Urban Sanctuary: A Public Artwork, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh


Demolition in Progress (collaboration with Thomas Bechinger), Pavillon der Volksbühner, Berlin


Galleri Index, Stockholm, Sweden



Selected Group Exhibitions


Bruges Triennial, Belgium

House Festival, Brighton, UK


As if, Kings Artist Run, Melbourne, Australia

information, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Paisley


Small Happiness in Times of Abundance, Art Festival Watou 2014, Belgium

The Theatre of The World, Museo Tamayo, Mexico

You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney


Mom, Am I Barbarian, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey

12.Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany

Call of the Mall, City of Utrecht, Netherlands

Homelands, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata; Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Musuem, Mumbai; Bengaluru, India


Daydreaming with... The Hong Kong Edition, Artistree, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong

The Crisis Commission, Somerset House, London

Miracles, Art, Science, Religion, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

Mixed Media, Haunch of Venison, London


Big Brother: Artists and Tyrants, Dinard, France

Communities without Propinquities, Milton Keynes Art Gallery, Milton Keynes


Let’s Dance, Mac/Val, Paris

Park Liv, Marabouparken, Stockholm


Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London

Nuite Blanche 2009, Nuite Blanche, Paris

The Enlightenments, The Dean Gallery, SNGMA, Edinburgh

Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem


Tales of Time and Space, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone

Take Me There, Show Me The Way, Haunch of Venison, New York

Oppositions and Dialogues, Lewis Glucksmans Gallery, Cork, Ireland

The Greenroom, CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, New York

Persona, Parc Saint Léger – Centre d;art contemporain, Paris

Rosebud, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Hanover, Germany

Prospects and Interiors - Sculptors’ Drawings of Inner Space, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Nothing to Declare, Triennale Zeitgenössischer Kunst Oberschwaben Zeppelin Museum, Fiedrichschafen, Germany


The Turner Prize, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Breaking Steps, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia

Northern City (Between Light & Dark), The Lighthouse, Glasgow


Solitude, Upstairs Berlin, Berlin

Making History, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Off the Wall, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

The Unquiet World, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia

As If By Magic, Bethlehem Peace Centre, Palestine


Model Modernism, Artist Space, New York

British Art Show 6, BALTIC, Gateshead

Changes of Mind: Transformation and Belief, Haunch of Venison, London

Thinking of the Outside, New art and the City of Bristol, Bristol


The Stars Are So Big, The Earth is So Small... Stay As You Are, Schipper & Krome, Berlin

On Reason and Emotion, Biennale of Sydney 2004, Sydney

Art School, Bloomberg Space, London

Tales of the City, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy


Days Like These: Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain, London

Independence, South London Gallery, London


Recent Acquisitions, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Fabrications, Cube Gallery, Manchester

The Gap Show, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

Happy Outsiders, Zacheta Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland


Audit, Casino Luxembourg, Luxemburg

Believe, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

Here and Now, Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee

Making History, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, UK

Circles 3, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Local Motion, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig


Jahresgaben 2000, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

What If, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

as it is, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Without Day, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

Contemporary Scottish Artists Books, Printed Matter, New York

Inside Out, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Münster

Continium 001, CCA, Glasgow


Blue Suburban Skies, The Photographers Gallery, London

In The Midst of Things, Bournville, Birmingham, England

School Reunion, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London

Exhibition without and Exhibition, Leipzig


In Visible Light, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Strolling, Musuem of Modern Art at Heidi, Melbourne, Australia

Artranspennine, Tate Gallery, Liverpool

Nettverk Glasgow, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo


Correspondences, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Glasgow, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

A Scottish Collection, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick, England

Blueprint, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

Wish you were heere too, 83 Hill Street, Glasgow


Girls’ High, Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Try, Royal College of Art, London


Swarm, Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh

Cameraless Photography, National Museum of Photography, Film and TV, Bradford


New Art in Scotland, CCA, Glasgow; Aberdeen Art Gallery

Riviera, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales

Gol! - The Soccer Show, Mark Boote Gallery, New York


Pure Fiction, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow

Exposure, CCA, Glasgow

Five from Transmission, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago


Love at First Sight, The Showroom, London

Lux Europae, Edinburgh

Leverhulme Artist in Residence Award, Physics & Astronomy Department, UCL

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