Tariq Alvi


Born 1965 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Lives and works in London


Art Education


1993-95  Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, NL

East Sussex County Council Travel Award for B.A. Fine Art Degree Show

1989-92  B.A. Fine Art, University of Brighton, UK 

1988-89  Foundation in Art & Design, Newham Community College, London



Solo Exhibitions


2017  Reaching For The Beginning, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles

2014  Deep, East, Real, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles

2014  Backspace, Stigter Van Doesburg Gallery, Amsterdam

2010  XX, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles

2009  The Meaning, Chisenhale Gallery, London

2009  Badischer Kunstverien, Karlsruhe, Germany

2008  Hanging Matters, 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco

2007  Everybody Everywhere, Cabinet, London

2005  Super Pride and Super Prejudice, Wattis Institute, San Francisco

2003  Terms and Conditions, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam

2002  Cabinet, London

2001  Temporary Accommodation, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 

2000  Gate Foundation, Amsterdam


Group Exhibitions


2016  Marriage, Queer Thoughts, New York

2015  Duh? Art & Stupidity, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK

2013  Why Is Everything The Same? Works from the Collection of Anne

         Collier and Matthew Higgs, Shoot the Lobster, New York

2012  On the Correct Handling Of The  Contradictions Among The People,

         Cabinet Gallery, London

2012  Jean Cocteau, curated by Marc Camille Chaimowicz, "30 Rooms /

         30 Artists", Kunstverien Nuremberg, Germany

2012  Oxford White Cotton, Cabinet Gallery, London

2012  Twin Town, The Korean Cultural Centre, UK

2010  The Eleventh Hour, Tang Gallery, Beijing, China

2009  Everywhere, Sexual Diversity Policies in Art, CGAC, Galicia, Spain

2007  Open Space, Art Cologne, Germany

2006  Verisimilitude, The gallery at Wimbledon School of Art, London

         Wandering Star, Gana Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

         Frieze Art Fair, Cabinet and Diana Stigter Gallery, London

2005  In the Neighbourhood of Infinity, Sixteen to One Gallery, Los Angeles

         Monuments for the USA, Wattis Institute, San Francisco

         Open Walls, White Columns, New York

         Between the Lines, Daniel Reich Gallery at the Chelsea Hotel, New York

2004  I can c my way Home, Space X, Exeter, UK

         Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Museum of Modern Art, China 

2003  Tender Prey, Arti et Amitcae, Amsterdam

         La Cinca Project, Veemvloer, Amsterdam

2002  Hotel Sub Rosa, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles

2001  Prodigal Prodigy, White Box, New York

         The Difference Between You & Us, Five Years, London

         Sous-Titree X, University of Rennes, France

         Hemorrhaging of States, Tent, Rotterdam, NL

2000  John I’m only Dancing, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St. Albans, UK

         Dare to Dream, Fringe Festival, Hong Kong

         Unlimited N.L. 3, De Appel, Amsterdam

         And if there were no stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

         John I’m only Dancing, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

         Protest and Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1999  Black met White, ANP, Antwerp, Belgium

         Midnight Walkers City Sleepers, Amsterdam

         Guarene Arte 99, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

1998  Same Player Shoots Again, Artis, Den Bosch, NL

         A-Z, The Approach, London

         Des tres Courts des espaces, Biennial of the Image, Paris

         The Kindness of Strangers, W139, Amsterdam

         From The Corner of the Eye, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1997  The Mothership Connection, Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam

         Draw, The Agency, London

         The Male Gaze from Y-Z, Dean Inkster, Jennifer Flay Gallery, Paris

         A Scenic Detour Through Commodity Culture, Maastricht, NL

         Moulin Rouge 7, Alain Gutharc Gallery, Paris

         Dislocations - Triennial of the Image, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland

         Booster Up Dutch Courage, Los Angeles Biennial, Post, USA

         Pictures of Lily, 30 Underwood St., London

1996  Peiling 5, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

         Make Me Clean Again, Alpenmilchzentrale, Vienna, Austria

         Zero Time, 24 Nun St., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

1995  Quarters, Old Bonnefanton Museum, Maastricht, NL

         Wrong Sun, W139, Amsterdam

         Sample Sale, Gallery Henn, Maastricht, NL

1993  Travel Albums, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK


Selected Bibliography


Artforum, Tariq Alvi - Michael Benevento, Kevin Killian, Summer 2014

LA Weekly, 5 Artsy Things to Do in LA - Fast Food Gardens, Catherine Wagley, April 10, 2014

Mousse Contemporary Art Magazine, December 2010

Saatchi Online Magazine, Catherine Taft's Top 10 Shows in Los Angeles, Catherine Taft, December 1, 2010

Frieze magazine, Cut it Out, Dominic Eichler, Issue 131, 2010

Sculpture magazine, Loose Ends: A Conversation with Tariq Alvi, Joli Reichel, Vol 29 number 3, 2010

Frieze magazine, Tariq Alvi , Julian Myers, issue 116, 2008

Art on Paper, Notes on Capitalism, Julian Myers, volume 12 / number 3, 2008

The Bandaged Lady, limited edition text, Dodie Bellamy, San Francisco, 2008

Academonia, essay collection, What Are We Fighting For? Dodie Bellamy, Krupskaya, 2006

Verisimilitude catalogue, Wimbledon School of Art, London 2006

Wandering Star catalogue, Sacha Craddock, Gana Gallery, Seoul 2006

Artforum, Pick of the Best, (Super Pride and Super Prejudice, San Francisco), Glen Helfand, Apr/May 2005

Super Pride and Super Prejudice Exhibition Guide, Julian Myers, CCA, San Francisco, 2005

Monuments for the USA, Wattis Institute, San Francisco 2005

Shanghai Biennale Catalogue, Shanghai Museum of Modern Art, China 2004

Tender Prey, Arti et Amitcae, Amsterdam 2003

Currency, magazine cover, issue 1, Rotterdam, 2003

Artforum Best of 2002 - Matthew Higgs, Art Forum special issue, Dec 2002

Gagarin - The artists in their own words, fourth edition, GAGAvzm, Belgium 2002

Sculpture in Rotterdam, Walking alongWestersingel, Tariq Alvi, 010 Publishers Rotterdam 2002

Rotterdam Cultural Capital of Europe 2001 programme, artist pages, 2001

Art Asia Pacific magazine, The aesthetic obsessions of Tariq Alvi, Robert Preece, issue 32, 2001

i-D The inspiration issue, magazine, Come Shopping, David Bussel, 2001

Tariq Alvi catalogue, Jean Fisher, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 2001

A Thousand Hounds, Raymond Merritt and Miles Barth, Taschen, 2000

Produce Catalogue, Stichting Smokkel Maastricht, 2000

Guarene Arte 99, Iwona Blazwick, Fondazione de Rebaudengo, Turin 1999

Midnight Walkers and City Sleepers, Gallerie Stadt Munchen, Amsterdam 1999

Zaal de Unie brochure, Artists Pages, Rotterdam,1998

Cream, Phaidon Press, 1998

From the Corner of the Eye, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1998

Des Tres Courts Espaces de Temps, Biennial of the Image, Paris 1998

Pictures of Lily, London 1997

Booster up Dutch Courage, Somewhere between Desire and Waiting, Zorica Vasic, 1997

Artist abducted by Aliens, interview, Casco Issue nr.2 1997

Dislocations, Northern Triennial of Photography, Finland 1997

Mothership Connection, Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam Bulletin, Dec 1996

Peiling 5, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1996

Back page, HTV-De Isjberg, Amsterdam March 1996

Dubbing Nation, Tariq Alvi and Femke Snelting, 1995



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