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'Marc Quinn - Making Waves' feature length documentary
16 October 2014 – 19 October 2014
British Film Institute (BFI)

'Recording one year in the life of artist Marc Quinn, this energetic documentary delves into the nature of creativity. Given unprecedented insight into an artistic practice that zips around the globe, from new work in New York and a reworking of the Alison Lapper sculpture in Venice to a display at the Chelsea Flower show and many other stops along the way, Gerry Fox has an obvious rapport with his subject. This intimacy, coupled with an on-the-fly filmmaking style, enable us to be present for the genesis of ideas that will later become artworks, as well as personal epiphanies such as Quinn’s spontaneous conversion to veganism. The film also has a keen eye for the absurdities of the art world, which Quinn treats with a zen parity, whether it’s hanging with Lionel Richie, casting for models in a tattoo convention or meeting the Queen.’ Kate Taylor, Programmer & Acting Programme Manager, Festivals Department, 58th BFI London Film Festival – 8th -19th  October 2014. Go to BFI:

Alexander McQueen - Paris RTW - Spring/Summer 2015
30 September 2014 – 30 September 2014
La Garde républicaine, Paris

‘Etymology Of Desire’ and ‘Prehistory Of Desire’ (2010) form the centrepiece of the Alexander McQueen women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2015 show in Paris Fashion Week. Cast from real flowers and parading, as Quinn puts it ‘the overwhelming sensuality of the natural world, whose life force is one of pure desire’, the orchids meditate on the human obsession of ideal beauty, achieved through the manipulation, modification and control of nature.

'Violence and Serenity', Málaga, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo
Solo Exhibition
12 September 2014 – 30 November 2014
CAC Málaga, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo

The first major solo museum presentation in Spain of British artist Marc Quinn at CAC Málaga will include a selection of new and recent works that continue Quinn's investigation into some of the key concerns of our age. This exhibition will centre around a new body of work entitled the 'Toxic Sublime', distorted landscapes that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture. In the 'Creation of History' series, which comprises oil paintings on canvas and jacquard tapestries, Quinn again returns to an ancient form of art, the history painting, but brings it right into the present day by focusing on how our subjective response to and collective memory of contemporary events can create our historical past. In these works, Quinn selects familiar media images of recent conflict – such as images of masked rioters in Istanbul, protestors in Rio de Janeiro, and anti-austerity demonstrators in Greece – and repaints them in large-scale canvases. Quinn's tapestries are an almost literal manifestation of the notion of history as an interweaving of different threads or stories, as well as a modern-day, analogue version of the pixelated, media image. Quinn's recent series of concrete sculptures such as Id (2012), Zombie Boy (City) (2011) and The Beauty of Healing (2014) depict contemporary anti-establishment figures such as rioters in masks, 'hoodies' or tattooed travellers. In Life Breathes the Breath (Inspiration) (2012), Quinn uses a process of orbital sanding and lacquering bronze to portray himself as a Buddha-like glowing figure, sitting cross-legged on the floor, dressed in the uniform of urban youth – jeans, hoodie and a cap – contemplating an upturned skull as if looking straight into the abyss of his own mortality. These notions of mortality, flesh and death as well as the concerns of still life as memento mori are continued in both the 'flesh painting' series and the new 'carving' sculptures formed from different types of precious stone. The 'flesh paintings' point to one of Quinn's most consistent themes: our reliance on and relationship to nature and to our own mortality. In these works, animal flesh is painted in close-up, creating purely abstract works that emphasise the beauty of nature's own patterning but, at the same time, bringing the viewer face to face with their own fears and repulsion from death. Similarly, in The Invention of Carving (2013), a sculpture of an oversized Spanish Serrano ham in pink onyx inspired by the meat sculptures of the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1911), Quinn marries the idea of our appetite for food with our appetite for art, questioning both their evolution and mutual correlation. An investigation into notions of identity and control, aggression and submission are also foregrounded in both the ‘Eye of History’ and 'Labyrinth' paintings. In the 'Eye of History' paintings, highly detailed images of a human iris are transformed, through meticulous painting, into a kind of microscopic map of an individual's identity. The 'Labyrinth' paintings also incorporate a form of identification, our fingerprint, into monochromatic, oval-shaped canvases that have an alluringly tactile, sculptural surface. Both the 'Labyrinth' paintings and the 'Creation of History' works seem to point to the enigmatic power of “big brother”, or what the artist has described as our “24 hour media, paranoid vision”: in effect, the attempt to control individual movement and freedom in an uncontrollable world. 

Beyond Limits 2014, Sotheby's at Chatsworth
Group Exhibition
08 September 2014 – 26 October 2014
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

The ninth incarnation of Beyond Limits at Chatsworth House opened today with Marc Quinn making a return appearance for the  fifth year. 'Bermuda Triangle' is a monumental bronze shell, reproduced from a sea shell, using a high-tech 3D printing system. The work is taken from a series of bronzes entitled 'The Archaeology of Art, which includes 'Spiral of the Galaxy’, exhibited at last year's Beyond Limits. Of the shells, Quinn has said; 'To me they are like the Archaeology of Art, a beautiful perfect symmetrical structure made by a tiny brainless creature without a spinal column. They are like a sculpture of time, the spiral a record of the time it has taken for the shell to be made, and the polished mirrored surface always reflecting the present moment.’

Open Air
Group Exhibition
31 July 2014 – 31 July 2017
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP)

On public display until 2020, Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents the work of Marc Quinn, one of the leading artists of his generation. Quinn’s Cybernetically Engineered Cloned and Grown Rabbit, 2004 and Wilder Shores of Desire, 2011 are part of the Open Air exhibition this summer. Quinn's sculptures demonstrate his interest in the relationship between the natural, the artificial and mutated. Appropriately, in the context of YSP, Cybernetically Engineered Cloned and Grown Rabbit and Wilder Shores of Desire are sited in a man-made landscape that was conceived as a pleasure ground in the 18th century, overlooking an exotic vista of imported plants and trees. Marc Quinn says: “I’m interested in nature but also the interaction between culture and nature, our mediated relationship to nature and what’s natural.” The display in the Formal Garden continues YSP's commitment to sharing the best of sculpture practice. It forms part of an extensive open air exhibition programme that traces the evolution of sculpture from the modern period, with monumental bronzes by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore; through the new generation of artists such as Anthony Caro, minimalism of Sol LeWitt, Land Art interventions by James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy and David Nash; to present day explorations of form, material and process. For more information visit Courtesy private collection. Images courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park, photos: Jonty Wilde

Art Everywhere 2014
Group Exhibition
21 July 2014 – 31 August 2014

Art Everywhere was a charitable project that flooded our streets with great artworks for a whole summer of art voted for by the public. Across the UK, tens of thousands of posters and billboards saw the nation's favourite British art. Marc Quinn will exhibited an image of 'Self' 2006, owned by the National Portrait Gallery. 'Self' was originally conceived by Marc for a solo show in 1991 and was featured in an exhibition from Charles Saatchi’s collection organised that same year. The self-portrait is made from several pints of the artist's own blood which is cast within a mould of his head and maintained in a refrigeration unit. Marc makes a new version of 'Self' every five years. Currently in existence are five ’Self’s’ produced in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. In 2009 an exhibition at The Beyeler Foundation, ’Selfs, 1991-2006’, brought the first four of these artworks together for the first time.  

Bad Thoughts - Collection Martijn and Jeannette Sanders
Group Exhibition
20 July 2014 – 11 January 2015
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Marc Quinn's The Seven Deadly Sins (1994) are on display in BAD THOUGHTS, a large-scale survey of the collection of Amsterdam collectors Martijn and Jeannette Sanders. During their 42 years of collecting art, the Sanders have never before exhibited their collection on this scale. The upcoming exhibition will be on view in the large lower-level gallery in the new wing, in a special architectural configuration designed by SO-IL architects (New York). Photo (far right) courtesy Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Gert Jan van Rooij

Selected Works from the YAGEO Foundation Collection
Group Exhibition
20 June 2014 – 24 August 2014
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

'Guess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure. Selected Works from Yageo Foundation Collection' features 75 contemporary works from Taiwan's Yageo Foundation.

Leaping the Fence
Group Exhibition
24 May 2014 – 14 September 2014
Hestercombe House

Marc Quinn exhibits three stills from the series 'Garden2' (2000) as part of 'Leaping the Fence’, a celebration of contemporary art created over the last 25 years. The exhibition will cover diverse art forms ranging from sound, light and film works, to sculpture and digital works on paper. Exploring themes such as the human relationship to landscape and gardens and broader socio-political ideas the show will provide a unique opportunity to engage with thought provoking pieces rarely seen in the South West. Read more:

The Sleep of Reason
Solo Exhibition
08 February 2014 – 27 April 2014
ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul

“The Sleep of Reason” brings together more than 30 works the artist has produced since 2000. Presenting the wide range of media and materials used by Marc Quinn, the exhibition features a number of his seminal works along with some of his most recent paintings and sculptures, which will be shown for the first time at ARTER. “The Sleep of Reason” revolves around history, time and space, body and identity related themes, which the artist has been exploring since the 1990s and proposes an investigation into the relationship between nature and culture as well the interaction between art and technology through dependency. The exhibition’s title is inspired by Goya’s etching “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” (from the series of aquatint plates entitled “Los Caprichos”, 1799). In the etching, the artist represents himself sleeping, surrounded by the products of his own imagination, monsters and nightmares. Named in reference to this etching and departing from its moral and historical context, Marc Quinn’s exhibition at ARTER proposes an extension of our perception towards the realm of the immaterial or that of the invisible by connecting the particular to the universal and challenging our framing of reality. Art theorist Selen Ansen has devised the exhibition around the theme of the “threshold”, as a passageway and as a space of reversibility between internal and external: the historical and abstract notions which refer to the categories that shape our understanding of the world, as well as our relationship to the Other in the construction of our selves.

INTERACT: Deconstructing Spectatorship, East Wing Biennial exhibition
Group Exhibition
25 January 2014 – 04 June 2015
Courtauld Insitute

INTERACT: Deconstructing Spectatorship will seek to challenge pre-existing, traditional and even new perceptions of viewers and their place. A conceptually-driven exhibition, the eleventh installation in the East Wing Biennial series will once again provide the opportunity for young curatorial minds to work with contemporary artists. Read more:

Held by Desire
Solo Exhibition
08 November 2013 – 04 January 2014
White Cube Limited (Hong Kong)

White Cube Hong Kong is pleased to present ‘Held by Desire’, an exhibition of new works by British artist Marc Quinn. In this exhibition Quinn explores how desire shapes our universe and affects man's relationship with nature. Investigating the boundaries between art, nature and the 'man-made', Quinn asks us to re-examine the world that surrounds us by taking a closer look at its raw and seemingly mystical elements.The Architecture of Life (2013) is an enlarged bronze sculpture of a Stellaria solaris (Linnaeus, 1764) shell, that was created using 3D scanning technology. The shell is a found object, a complex form that was created by this invertebra for its own protection. Quinn's sculpture seems to collapse time: its exterior, heavily marked by striations, is evidence of the passage of time past, whereas its highly polished, shiny interior suggests something new that reflects the present. Through its enlargement and transformation into sculpture, various questions start to emerge: is art always a man-made creation or is it something that exists in the world, simply waiting to be ‘discovered’ by man?Held by Desire(Chinese Juniper 120) (2013), is another work that has been developed using 3D scanning technology. The work also uses a natural form, this time that of a 250 year-old Bonsai tree which is part of the artist's own collection of plants. Historically used as a focus for contemplation, the Bonsai tree is, for Quinn, a microcosm of our relationship with nature: one in which human desire attempts to manipulate nature to its own ends, however, ultimately an un-tended Bonsai will return to its natural size and state.The Invention of Carving (2013), is an oversized sculpture of a Spanish Serrano ham, carved out of pink onyx. Both this work and Towards a Map of the Universe (2013), were inspired by the famous slice of pork carved from agate, in the collection of the Taipei Palace Museum in Taiwan. Quinn’s sculpture of the ham, first carved in meat by the artist before being made in stone, also refers back to the Ice-Age animal bone carvings. In this work, Quinn marries the idea of our appetite for food with our appetite for art. The work seems to question whether they evolved simultaneously or developed out of one another and whether the original meat carving was for art or sustenance.Quinn’s continued fascination with flowers is evidenced in the work Stealth Desire (Etymology) (2013), a large black painted sculpture of an orchid head. The flower is both threatening and vulnerable since its petals reach out above the viewer but is also simultaneously delicate and beautiful in the exactness of the detailed rendering of the surface veins. At its centre the orchid’s very prominent reproductive system is a reminder that reproduction is the ultimate driving force for all living organisms.The Eye of History paintings (2012-ongoing) are a series of works that depict human irises on a magnified scale, with maps of the world superimposed upon them. These works attempt to navigate the interaction between man and the planet. For example, in The Inner Eye (Beginning of the Ice Age)(2013), the land mass is painted white as if it were a drifting iceberg, perhaps addressing the debate on how man-made energy sources are constantly impacting on the already shifting surface of the planet.In the painting Past, Present and Future (2013), Quinn continues to explore the border between abstraction and representation, the grotesque and the beautiful. Seductively reclining against a background of raw meat, echoing the pose of the female nude in Manet’s Olympia (1863), Lara Stone’s gaze challenges the viewer/voyeur. Contrasting with this painting but also sharing the same agitated surfaces, the Before and After Human series (2013 –ongoing) depicts the powerful churning sea water from which all life has come. The entire cycle of life is present in these paintings as it is in the exhibition as a whole, an attempt to reflect back to us our paradoxical selves in the mirror, controlled and held by our own desires.

Beyond Limits 2013, Sotheby's at Chatsworth
Group Exhibition
09 September 2013 – 27 October 2013
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Now in its eighth year, the Sotheby’s annual selling exhibition of monumental sculpture – Beyond Limits - takes up residence once again in the gardens of Chatsworth House. This six-week showcase is a unique opportunity to see large-scale sculpture from prolific, international artists within the expansive and historic grounds of Chatsworth Estate. Marc Quinn exhibits ‘Spiral of the Galaxy’ (2013), an immense bronze sculpture measuring five metres across and taking the form of a finely detailed seashell. Over 20 sculptures are on show, including work from other British greats - Allen Jones, Thomas Heatherwick and Tony Cragg. Images reproduced by permission of Sotheby's.

Louis Vuitton ‘Timeless Muses’ Exhibition
Group Exhibition
01 August 2013 – 23 September 2013
Tokyo Station Hotel

The French fashion house Louis Vuitton pays homage to six of its ‘timeless muses’ in a new interactive exhibition in the recently renovated Tokyo Station Hotel. Featuring photography and artefacts from iconic figures including Kate Moss, Catherine Deneuve and Sofia Coppola the exhibition has been designed to reveal the personality of each muse. In tribute to Kate Moss, Vuitton are exhibiting two of Quinn's most well known sculptures of the model - ‘Sphinx’ (2005) and ‘The Road to Enlightenment’ (2006). Quinn's famous depiction of Moss in a contorted yoga pose and as an emaciated representation of Buddha are one of numerous works made in response to the model since 2000. Talking about his interest in the supermodel Quinn says: 'What's [still more] intriguing is the way that her and her image have parted company - she has one life and the image has a different one'. The exhibition was unveiled on August 29th, during a one-of-a-kind event taking over the entire Tokyo Station Hotel, one of the most emblematic venues within the heart of the city. Other women featured in the collection include the 19th century French Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo, architect Charlotte Perriand and novelist Françoise Sagan. The exhibition will run until Monday 23rd September.

Marc Quinn
Solo Exhibition
29 May 2013 – 29 September 2013
Fondazione Giorgio Cini

A major solo exhibition opens at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Entitled 'Marc Quinn' and curated by Germano Celant, this anthology is one of the artist's largest and most important to date, featuring more than 50 works and including the public debut of more than 15 new works. Included in the show is 'Breath' (2012)- an 11 meter inflatable version of 'Alison Lapper Pregnant', which was the centre piece of London's Paralympic Games' opening ceremony. Here it will stand next to the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, to welcome visitors to the foundation.The exhibition marks a return of the artist to Venice, following his 2003 show at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 'The Overwhelming World of Desire', and highlights Fondazione Giorgio Cini’s growing interest in contemporary art. Quinn describes the exhibition as “an exploration of our relationships to our bodies and to the physical and cultural world around us. What it means to live in a world both real and virtual.”In tandem with Marc Quinn, a landmark publication entitled 'Marc Quinn Memory Box', edited by Germano Celant, will be published on the occasion of the show by Skira. The 520-page, English-language publication will include a conversation between Quinn and Celant and historical interviews with Quinn dating back to 1994.Admission to the exhibition is free and it runs from the 29th of May until the 29th September 2013.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013
Solo Exhibition
21 May 2013 – 26 May 2013
Royal Horticultural Society (Chelsea Flower Show)

For the first time in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s 100 year history the RHS has collaborated with an artist to create an installation - titled The Rush of Nature - which will be auctioned in association with Sotheby’s to help raise £1M for the next generation of horticulturists. The work will be unveiled at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 20 May 2013 at 10am.Marc Quinn has created the installation to celebrate the garden as an artistic medium. With flowers and plant life featuring so prominently in his art, the RHS is delighted to be working with Marc on its first artistic collaboration.The installation will be kept under wraps until the Show opens and will then be auctioned in association with Sotheby’s as part of the RHS Chelsea Centenary Appeal. The Appeal will help the RHS bring horticulture to a young audience and promote horticulture as a career.  Speaking about the collaboration, RHS Director General, Sue Biggs, says: “Marc Quinn is one of the most exciting and celebrated contemporary artists today. We are honoured he has created this amazing piece of artwork for us to help the future of horticulture.“Marc’s artwork will be the iconic image for this year’s Centenary RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Funds raised from it will go towards enabling young people to embrace a career in horticulture.”Marc Quinn said: “The Chelsea Flower Show has provided flowers and inspiration for my work for many years. To create a garden there is something of a dream come true for me. Especially as it will help such an important cause: our relationship to plants and nature is one of the most important things in all of our lives.”

All the Time in the World
Solo Exhibition
04 May 2013 – 29 June 2013
Mary Boone Gallery

All the Time in the World presents four new large-scale bronze sculptures and one oil-on-canvas work. Part of the artist's 'The Archaeology of Art' series, the sculptures take the form of finely detailed seashells that highlight the beautiful, symmetrical and yet perfectly natural forms which, almost implausibly, are made by forces of nature at the bottom of the sea. Quinn says: "To me, looking at these natural forms is like looking at the archaeology of art. Even though these creatures have no self awareness, they create what we see as amazingly beautiful things, which is what makes the collaboration so interesting. I feel like I'm working alongside a creature from the beginning of time, and the beginning of art, and that therefore, somehow, these shells are about time travel. To me they are actually sculptures of the space-time continuum. By that I mean you have the rings on the outside of the shell, which look and act like the rings of a tree - showing the past of the object - and at the same time, the rings are to me like a map of the turning of the world. Then, on the front surface, you have the highly polished, reflective part, which is of course always in the present moment. This surface is always reflecting the now, and so together the form of the shell is like a found structural diagram of how the present becomes the past."

'Planet' at the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Solo Exhibition
18 January 2013 – 01 January 1970
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Marc Quinn's monumental 2008 sculpture Planet has been donated for permanent display at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. The artist's work, which depicts his son as a sleeping baby and appears to hover above the ground, has previously been shown to great acclaim in the Beyond Limits exhibition of contemporary sculpture at Chatsworth House in 2008 and in his 2012 exhibition The Littoral Zone at the Musée Océanographique in Monaco.The artist said, on the occasion of the unveiling, "To me, Planet is a paradox - hugely heavy, yet the bronze appears weightless; overwhelmingly big, yet also an image of vulnerability. It is both a reflection of ourselves and the earth upon which we live.”Dr Kiat W. Tan, CEO of Gardens by the Bay, said, “ The new addition, Planet, marks the latest step in Gardens by the Bay’s efforts to continuously enhance our offerings, adding an aesthetic dimension to our horticultural displays. It is our hope that the sculptures in the Gardens will engage and inspire visitors towards an appreciation of art.”An integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares in Singapore’s Marina Bay. Comprising three waterfront gardens it is a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World.

Big Wheel Keeps on Turning
Solo Exhibition
25 October 2012 – 16 December 2012
Multimedia Art Museum. Moscow

"The Big Wheel Keeps on Turning is the story of the planet and everything that lives on it. It is our lives in time. Like the spiral of a shell, the world is in constant revolution" Marc Quinn.

FIAC 2012
Group Exhibition
24 October 2012 – 07 November 2012
Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

With "The Origin of the World (Cassis Madagascariensis) Indian Ocean, 310, Marc Quinn presents a realistic shell cast in bronze, 3 meters high. The title of the work refers to the emblematic painting by Gustave Courbet “L’Origine du Monde” (1866) and invites the observer to perceive the work as a monumental symbol of a woman’s sex. Marc Quinn refers to the history of art and its masterpieces; indeed the artist alludes to Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” (c. 1485), which represents the birth of the goddess of love, escaping gently from a shell as she arises from the sea foam. As a witness of a disturbed era, the work illustrates the need to find retreat in a close and protective environment, expressed by the use of round and soft shapes.

The Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony 2012
29 August 2012 – 29 August 2012

A replica of the iconic sculpture 'Alison Lapper Pregnant' took centre stage at the London 2012 Paralympic opening ceremony.

The Littoral Zone
Solo Exhibition
12 May 2012 – 15 October 2012
Institut Océanographique, Monaco

The Littoral Zone exhibition includes sculptures, paintings and installations by the artist which will be shown throughout the museum, alongside its collection of marine specimens and underwater fauna, setting up a fascinating dialogue between art and science. Over 60 works by Marc Quinn will be shown both inside and outside the museum including new works such as the The Origin of the World(Cassis madagascariensis) Indian Ocean, 310, a huge 3 meter bronze shell, new underwater paintings from the series The Zone and the unveiling of the latest version of Marc Quinn's Self scultpures, Self 2011. Other pieces in the show include Planet, a 10metre bronze baby and a series of burning sculptures which thanks to new technology, can burn with real fire inside the museum without a flue. The relationship between art and science is explored both in the museum collection and the artist's work.

Brave New World
Solo Exhibition
28 March 2012 – 19 May 2012
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

Marc Quinn: All of Nature Flows Through Us
Solo Exhibition
21 January 2012 – 29 April 2012
Kunsten - Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark

This is Marc's first solo show in Denmark. 'All of Nature Flows Through Us' presents large-scale sculptures and paintings from the period 2000 to 2011. In this show Marc uses a startling array of materials, ranging from the traditional (such as marble and bronze) to the untraditional (for example, blood and fire). He regards art as a concrete philosophy and his motif world explores the major issues of life and death, gender and transformation, identity, and the icons of our contemporary world.

Beyond Limits 2011, Sotheby's at Chatsworth
Group Exhibition
16 September 2011 – 30 October 2011
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Sotheby's annual selling exhibition of monumental sculpture returns to Chatsworth for its sixth installment in 2011, with an extraordinary line up of artists, many of whom have never been shown at this magnificent location in the Peak District before.Marc Quinn has a new sculpture on display 'Burning Desire', a four meter high blood red orchid.Image Reproduced by permission of Sotheby's

Penelopes Labour - Weaving Words and Images
Group Exhibition
31 May 2011 – 15 September 2011
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

Weavings from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Collection shown alongside new woven works by Marc Quinn and also Azra Aksamija, Lara Baladi, Alighiero Boetti, Maurizio Cattelan, Manuel Franquelo, Carlos Garaicoa, Craigie Horsfield and Grayson Perry. Exhibition by Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Factum Arte

Marc Quinn: All of Nature Flows Through Us
Solo Exhibition
22 May 2011 – 09 October 2011
Kistefos-Museet, Norway

The Kistefos Museum is proud to present the first solo exhibition in Scandinavia of the work of British artist Marc Quinn. ‘All of Nature Flows Through Us’ reflects the artist’s further investigation into themes of inner nature and spirituality. It will also showcase new sculptures and paintings by the artist alongside previous works.

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Solo Exhibition
26 September 2010 – 09 October 2010
The Platinum Tower, Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

Group Exhibition
10 September 2010 – 28 November 2010
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art / Finnish National Gallery

CREAM, Kiasma's main exhibition in 2010, will present contemporary art mainly from private Finnish collections.

'Crucible' at Gloucester Cathedral
Group Exhibition
01 September 2010 – 01 October 2010
Gloucester Cathedral

Realismus: Das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit (Realism: The Adventure of Reality)
Group Exhibition
11 June 2010 – 05 September 2010
Kunsthalle Hypo-Kulturstiftung Munchen

Allanah, Buck, Catman, Chelsea, Michael, Pamela & Thomas, White Cube 2010
Solo Exhibition
07 May 2010 – 03 July 2010
White Cube Art LLP (London)

Project B Milan, Patricia Low Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland
Solo Exhibition
12 February 2010 – 04 April 2010

Planet (Microcosmos)
Solo Exhibition
27 November 2009 – 16 January 2010
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

PLANET (MICROCOSMOS) is a sculpture made of Sterling Silver, which depicts the artist's seven months old son. The sculpture of the baby, which seems to float in space, is based on PLANET, a sculpture of the same baby in gigantic dimensions: 10 meters long and more than 7 tons was the work, which Quinn exhibited in the sculpture park of Chatsworth House last year. The edition now shows the other extreme. With its small size (6 cm) the work emphasises the preciousness and the fragility of the sculpture, the baby, life and the planet.

Mary Boone 'Iris' Oct 2009
Solo Exhibition
30 October 2009 – 19 December 2009
Mary Boone Gallery

An exhibition of new paintings by Marc Quinn. These round canvases each depict in gigantic scale the iris of a human eye – turbulently streaked and spotted, suffused with bright colors, and highly individual. Although photo-realistic, the disembodied images might equally serve as renditions of whirling interstellar space.

The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas
Solo Exhibition
24 September 2009 – 23 January 2010

The GMF has partnered with The Rachofsky Collection, one of the world’s foremost private collections, to produce an exceptional survey of Marc Quinn’s sculptural works throughout the last decade. The exhibition brings together a strong array of Quinn’s works dated from 1998 to present.

Solo Exhibition
08 June 2009 – 19 July 2009
Beyeler Foundation

For the first time all of Marc Quinn's ‘blood head’ self portraits will be exhibited together. Each portrait is a documentation of the artist’s head, as it ages every five years, and so represents a portrait of the artist over a fifteen year period

Materialise Dematerialise
Solo Exhibition
29 May 2009 – 11 July 2009
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

This exhibit will show a substantial body of new works that are shown publicly for the first time. What unites the works in the exhibition is that they all deal with notions of abstractions, in a sense that they contest established conceptions of differences between the virtual and the real.

Carbon Cycles
Solo Exhibition
29 May 2009 – 31 July 2009
Galerie Daniel Blau

A presention of the series of unique bronze sculptures, the 'Carbon Cycles'. The subjects of the series are self-portrait casts and skulls surrounded with various fruits and blossoms.

Solo Exhibition
23 May 2009 – 27 September 2009
Juliet's House

Marc Quinn will present in Verona a comprehensive selection of works in an exhibition that will give the city a prestigious international importance. In the mythological home of Juliet his famous works will be displayed alongside a number of unpublished works

Before, Now and After
Solo Exhibition
27 October 2008 – 29 November 2008
Galerie Hopkins-Custot

Solo Exhibition
07 October 2008 – 25 January 2009
The British Museum

Quinn presents Kate Moss as a modern-day Aphrodite reminding us that Moss's likeness has become as iconic as the goddesses of the ancient world.Photographs copyright of The Trustees of The British Museum.

Statuephilia: Contemporary Sculptors at The British Museum
Group Exhibition
04 October 2008 – 25 January 2009
The British Museum

Photos copyright of The Trustees of the British Museum

Beyond Limits 2008, Sotheby's at Chatsworth
Group Exhibition
09 September 2008 – 02 November 2008
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Beyond Limits, an exhibition of sculpture in the gardens of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, brings together the work of 20 modern artists including Marc Quinn and Salvador Dali. The annual exhibition is organised in association with Sotheby's, the works are for sale.

Marc Quinn, Gana
Solo Exhibition
11 July 2008 – 03 August 2008
Gana Art Center

This exhibition will represent total 20 works including new paintings and bronze sculptures. The large-scale sculptures using different materials and powerfully coloured paintings of hyper-realistic manner insist dualism between visuality and materiality.

Solo Exhibition
25 January 2008 – 23 February 2008
The White Cube

White Cube Mason’s Yard was pleased to present ‘Evolution’, a major new installation featuring a series of nine monumental sculptures, in fleshy pink marble, that represent the growth of the human embryo and foetus during its gestation.

Solo Exhibition
05 October 2007 – 06 January 2008
Foundation for Contemporary Art

Gathering over forty recent works, DHC/ART's inaugural exhibition by British conceptual artist Marc Quinn is the largest ever mounted in North America and the artist's first solo show in Canada.

Marc Quinn, Scolacium Archaeological Park
Solo Exhibition
14 July 2007 – 14 October 2007
Scolacium Archaeological Park

Solo Exhibition
03 May 2007 – 30 June 2007
Mary Boone Gallery

''In a world without Gods and Goddesses, celebrity has replaced divinity. Do we create images or do images form us? What is interesting to me about Kate Moss is that she is someone whose image has completely separated from her real self and this image has a life of its own. Our problem is: How do we measure ourselves against the impossible infinite virtual world of perfect images? Yoga, the gym, tattooing, are all ways in which we try to anchor ourselves into our bodies or live up to these images in reaction to the virtual disembodied lives we now currently lead. These hollow bronze sculptures, de-materialized by white paint, are like egg- shells or cinema screens to me, sites for the projection of our desire, twisted mirrors to ourselves.''Marc Quinn New York, May 2007.

Solo Exhibition
26 October 2006 – 01 December 2006
Project B

Marc Quinns work exploits a variety of techniques and media to reflect on the nature of humanity, life and death.

Marc Quinn: Recent Sculptures
Solo Exhibition
29 April 2006 – 27 August 2006
The Groninger Museum

A selection of works with a publication to accompany the exhibition.

Chemical Life Support
Solo Exhibition
21 January 2006 – 26 March 2006

Quinn presented a body of work that explores our distanced relationship with our physical selves through the culturally constructed notion of the 'natural' and its hold on the contemporary psyche. Chemical Life Support included several compelling figurative sculptures of people who keep chronic illness at bay with drugs.

Marc Quinn: 5 Nuevas Pinturas
Solo Exhibition
01 November 2005 – 30 November -0001
Galería Betty Guereta

Chemical Life Support
Solo Exhibition
04 March 2005 – 09 April 2005
The White Cube

Quinn presented a body of work that explores our distanced relationship with our physical selves through the culturally constructed notion of the 'natural' and its hold on the contemporary psyche. Chemical Life Support included several compelling figurative sculptures of people who keep chronic illness at bay with drugs.

Flesh : Meat Sculptures
Solo Exhibition
08 January 2005 – 26 February 2005
Mary Boone Gallery

Marc Quinn: Flesh presents 14 new sculptures cast, in this instance, from the meat of various animals. Despite this new medium, Quinn's recurring themes - of life and death, heroism and suffering and man's physical and psychological boundaries - persist to powerful effect.

Solo Exhibition
01 July 2004 – 26 September 2004
Irish Museum of Modern Art

The exhibition presents 14 new sculptures cast, in this instance, from the meat of various animals. Despite this new medium, Quinn's recurring themes - of life and death, heroism and suffering and man's physical and psychological boundaries - persist to powerful effect.

The Overwhelming World of Desire
Solo Exhibition
03 June 2004 – 30 August 2004
Tate Britain

A giant sculpture of an orchid outside Tate Britain. Overwhelming World of Desire” (Paphiopedilum Winston Churchill Hybrid).

The Complete Marbles
Solo Exhibition
10 January 2004 – 28 February 2004
Mary Boone Gallery

Quinn's The Complete Marbles, a suite of sculptural portraits of amputees and disabled individuals in sparkling white marble allude to fragmented Greco-Roman statuary while slyly addressing heroism.

Solo Exhibition
12 July 2003 – 30 August 2003
Power House Memphis

The Overwhelming World of Desire (Phragmipedium Sedenii)
Solo Exhibition
15 June 2003 – 02 November 2003
Peggy Gugenheim Collection

1 + 1 = 3 (Rainbow Sculpture), Liverpool Biennial 2002
Solo Exhibition
14 September 2002 – 24 November 2002
Camell Laird Shipyard, Liverpool

Marc Quinn's use of the awesome Camell Laird Shipyard across the Mersey in Birkenhead as a site for his latest work, seems typical of the Biennial's regeneration of urban spaces through art and culture.His projection of light through a fine spray of water creates a subtle rainbow between the huge walls of this cathedral-like warehouse, closed down just one year ago.

Behind the Mask: Portraits
Solo Exhibition
16 March 2002 – 25 May 2002
Hatton Gallery

Marc Quinn: Tate Liverpool
Solo Exhibition
01 February 2002 – 28 April 2002
Tate Liverpool

Marc Quinn first gained recognition in 1991 for his sculpture Self, a life-size cast of his head made from his own frozen blood. His work takes a wide range of forms including painting, drawing, photography and installation. Exploring issues around the human body, mortality, beauty, science and time, he often uses his own body to understand 'what it means to materially exist in the world'. Over the last few years he has delved deeper into enigmas of the human condition, questioning ideas of representation by using materials as traditional as marble to focus our attention on the bodies of others, and investigating the essence of life through the use of DNA and blood.This exhibition brings together recent and new work, presented alongside drawings and photographs from the last ten years. Although he has become more ambitious in his use of technology – in Garden 2000 for example – Quinn continues to reference traditional art historical genres such as portraiture, landscape and still life.Images copyright of Roger Sineck, Tate Liverpool 2002

A Genomic Portrait. John Sulston by Marc Quinn
Solo Exhibition
19 September 2001 – 10 February 2002
National Portrait Gallery

A Genomic Portrait: Sir John Sulston by Marc Quinn is the result of a remarkable collaboration between the artist and the sitter, scientist Sir John Sulston in which Sulston contributed a sample of his DNA to be used by Quinn in the work. The portrait is the first entirely conceptual portrait to be acquired by the Gallery and was commissioned with the support of The Wellcome Trust.

Marc Quinn: Fondazione Prada
Solo Exhibition
05 May 2000 – 10 June 2000
Fondazione Prada, Milan

The exhibition is the first one-man show dedicated to Marc Quinn in Italy. Conceived by the artist the exhibition spaces of the Fondazione Prada, consists of three works which are here being shown for the first time ever: the sculpture Continuous Present, 2000, the sculptural group Peter Hull, Selma Mustajbasic, Jamie Gillespie, Alexandra Wetsmoquette, Tom Yendel, Catherine Long, Stuart Penn, Helen Smith: Group Portrait, 1999-2000, and the installation Garden, 2000.

Solo Exhibition
30 May 1998 – 04 July 1998
Gagosian Gallery

Incarnate displays Quinn's continuing fascination with the exploration of the self, and his talent for creating complex dialogues between material, medium and subject. Incarnate is a beguiling statement of the ideas and preoccupations that have inspired Quinn's work to date (1998).

Marc Quinn (South London Gallery)
Solo Exhibition
28 January 1998 – 08 March 1998
South London Gallery

Marc Quinn’s solo exhibition at the South London Gallery will be his first in the UK since his Artnow exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1995. It is the first ever comprehensive display of his sculptural pieces. The freezing of the fluid moment will be an important theme at the South London Gallery show. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be a life-size cast of the artist in ice, called Across the Universe. Enclosed in a glass container, rather than melting this sculpture will gradually evaporate. Nothing will remain.

Group Exhibition
18 September 1997 – 28 December 1997
Royal Academy of Arts

Shaking and Stirring: An Introductory Guide to the Exhibition (Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection) (Toured to Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin & Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York)

Infra-slim Spaces
Solo Exhibition
04 February 1997 – 02 February 1997
Invisible Museum

The Blind Leading the Blind (The White Cube)
Solo Exhibition
07 July 1995 – 09 July 1995
The White Cube

Marc Quinn exhibited Blind Leading the Blind (1995), a life-size three-quarter cast of his own body. This sculpture is one of a series of pieces based on the seven deadly sins, entitled ‘Emotional Detox’, in which contorted torsos represent heightened states of both physical and emotional expression.

Emotional Detox: The Seven Deadly Sins. Art Now (Tate)
Solo Exhibition
04 July 1995 – 20 August 1995
Tate Britain

These sculptures are inspired by a traditional iconography – the seven deadly sins: anger, avarice, envy, gluttony, lust, pride and sloth. They are not, however, direct representations of those vices. Instead, the busts convey the impact of a body grappling with conflicting responses and venting powerful emotions.