CATHERINE YASS
Born 1963 in London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK
EDUCATION
1988-90Goldsmiths College, London, MA Fine Art
1986-87Boise travelling scholarship
1984-85Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1982-86Slade School of Art, BA Fine Art
AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS
2019Supreme Court, London
2013Rambert Dance Company, London, UK
2013JCC, London, UK
2003Merce Cunningham, Split Sides, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, touring worldwide
2002Turner Prize Shortlist
2001India Triennale
1999Glen Dimplex, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
1997Citibank Photography Prize Shortlist
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017Aeolian Piano, One night screening RIBA with the BBC, London
2014Cadences: Flight, 2002 plus works curated from the Boijman's Collection, Milton Keynes Gallery
2013Commission for permanent installation at Jewish Community Centre, London.
2012Catherine Yass: Lighthouse, Galerie Lelong, New York
Catherine Yass: Lighthouse, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
2011Catherine Yass, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea
Descent, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
2009The China Series, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Descent, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Afloat, Galeria Estiarte, Madrid
2008High Wire, Glasgow International, CCA, Glasgow; German Gymnasium London; Laing Gallery, Newcastle
Lock, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
2006Lock, Galerie Lelong, New York
Wall: Descent: Flight, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah
2005Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria
Herzliya Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv
Art Basel, Unlimited, Basel Art Fair
Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
2004Alison Jacques Gallery, London
2003Jerwood gallery, London
2002Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London
Descent, aspreyjacques, London
2001Star, National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, New Delhi; National Gallery of Modern Art, CJ Hall, Mumbai; Birla, Calcutta; Lalit Kala, Chennai
Double Agent, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford
Jerwood Gallery, London
2000New Art Gallery, Walsall
Synagogue, (Art in Sacred Spaces), The Congregation of Jacob, London
Cell, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
1999British Council Exhibition Space, Prague
Project Space, Galeri Wang, Oslo
Baths, The Pool, Central Club Hotel, London
1998Galería dels Angels, Barcelona, Sabine Schmidt, Cologne
Invisible City, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
1997Grave, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh
Stage, Cell Space, Barbican Centre, London
1996Stall, Laure Genillard, London
Steel, Ffotogallery, Cardiff,
1995Spectators, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
1994Chair, Viewpoint Photography Gallery, Salford
Guy's Cliffe, Herber Percy Gallery, Warwickshire
1992Laure Genillard, London
1991The Tavistock Centre for Psychotherapy, London
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Architecture of London, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK
2018 Living with Buildings, Wellcome Collection, London, UK
Powerful Tides - 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea, The Historic Chatham Dockyard, Kent, UK
2017 Descent, Togetherness: Notes on Outrage, South Kiosk, Cornwall, UK Dizziness Navigating the Unknown, CCA, Warsaw, Poland
Navigating the Unknown. Elastic Actions in a Dizzying World, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Mission is 40, Mission Gallery, Swansea, United Kingdom
Togetherness: Notes On Outrage, Kestle Barton Gallery, Cornwall, UK
2016Descent, Togetherness: Notes on Outrage, South Kiosk, London
High Wire, Precarious Balance, CoCA, Christchurch, New Zealand (touring: China)
2015Lighthouse, 'Work, Rest, Play: British Photography from 1960s to Today',
OCT-Loft, Shenzhen, China. (touring: Mingsheng Arts Museum, Shanghai, K11 Foundation in Wuhan) Curated by The Photographers' Gallery
High Wire, Dizziness - A Resource, Belgrade (screening)
How to Construct a Time Machine, Milton Keynes Gallery
2014Lighthouse, Art in Romney Marsh
Wall, MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy
Lock, It's All About The River, Tamar Project, Plymouth
Lighthouse, Mumok, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
Urban Psychosis, The Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art
Museums at Night, Cardiff Museum
Lighthouse, Ship to Shore, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
Wall, Cultural Cartographies, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
Descent, Tribute to an Avenue, Sculpture International Rotterdam,
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Walk on: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Walking, Various
locations in Plymouth, UK Lost in Landscape
2013Flight, Drone: The Automated Image. 13th Montreal Photo Biennale
Lighthouse, Fluid Motion, Museum of Fine Art, Boston
High Wire, Walk-On, The Gymnasium, Berwick upon Tweed
Government Art Collection, Revealed, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
Fluid Motion, Lizbeth and George Krupp New Media Gallery: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Summer Exposure, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
2012Nuit Blanche, TIFF Space, Toronto, Canada, September
The World in London, Olympic commission, Victoria Park, The Photographers Gallery, London
High Wire, Tate Britain
Government Art Collection, Commissions: Now and Then, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Government Art Collection, Lancaster House, London
Desire Lines, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art , December
Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
2011Projections: Works from The Artangel Collection, The Manchester International Festival, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
Editions and Acquisitions 2011, The Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, England
Left Behind: Selected Gifts from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Interventions in the Landscape, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
2010P(art)ners: Gifts from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C
2009Passing Thoughts & Making Plans, group show curated by Catherine Yass, Jerwood Space, London, England
Learning Modern, The School at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
There Goes the Neighborhood, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
The Photographic Object, The Photographers' Gallery, London
2008Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China, Mass MoCA, North Adams,
Massachusetts
Dateline Israel, The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore (MD)
Turned on, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Parallax, Fieldgate Gallery, London
2007The Speed Art Museum: Highlights from the Collection, The Speed Art Museum, Louisville
Bare Life, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
Video and Photography from the Western Bridge, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman,Washington
Weather Report. Climate Change and Visual Arts, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de
Gran Canaria, Spain
Sleeping and Dreaming, Deutsches Hygene-Museum, Dresden, Germany, Wellcome Collection, London
Urban Landscapes: Emancipation and Nostalgia, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence
Dateline Israel: Recent Photography and Video, Jewish Museum, New York
2006MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sarretto, Italy
Hyper Design, 6th Shanghai Biennale
Seoul International Photography Festival 2006
In The Society of London Ladies, La Nuit Blanche, Miss China Beauty Room, Paris
Dual Realities: The 4th Seoul International International Media Biennale
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
New Territories, Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Bruge, Belgium
2005Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, Bloomberg SPACE, London
Expo Nagoya, British Pavilion, Nagoya
In Progress, Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno
7th Graz Biennial on Media and Architecture, Graz
Thrust, 26th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
Les Grande Spectacles, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg
Switched On, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England
2004WOW, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Interior View, Artists explore the language of architecture
De Zonnehof, Centrum fur Moderne Kunst, Amersfoort, First Site, Colchester,
Fri-Art, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Fribourg
2003Eastwing Collection 06, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Up Close and Personal, Nottingham Castle, Drawing With Light International Photography Festival, Nottingham
Some Things We Like..., aspreyjacques, London
contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
Wetterling 25-ars jubileum, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
The City that never was. Fantastic architecture in Western art, touring exhibition, Centro de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona; Museo De Bellas Artes De Bilbao, Bilbao
2002In Print: Contemporary British Art from the Paragon Press February 2002-February 2006, Art Pavillion 'Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, and touring
Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood, Victoria & Albert Museum, London The Ink Jetty, Neon Gallery, London
Glass Box Project: Catherine Yass, ARTLAB 16 at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Tate Modern Collection, Tate Modern, London
Wetterling Gallery, Sweden
200110th Indian Triennale, Dehli, award winner: best art work
Multiplication: Artists' Multiples, Artists Multiplied, touring exhibition organised by The British Council commencing at the National Museum of Art, Bucharest; Muzeul
de Arta, Brazov; Muzeul Brukenthal, Sibu (Romania)
Read Only Memory, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre
No World Without You. Reflections of Identity in New British Art, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv
The gallery: UNCOVERED, University of Essex
Nothing, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius, Rooseum Centre for Contemporary Art, Malmo
2000Eat, Fuck, Die, Platform, London
Light x 8, The Jewish Museum, New York
Explorations of the Environment: Landscape Redefined, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami
1999This Other World of Ours, TV Gallery, Art Media Centre, Moscow National Gallery of Art, Tirana
Officina Europa, Bologna, curated by Renato Barilli
Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Prime, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Officina Europa, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna touring to Chiostri di San Domenico, Imola, Ex Fabbrica Arrigoni, Cesena and Palazzo dell'Arnego, Rimini
1998Performing Buildings, Tate, Bankside, London
Modern British Art, Tate, Liverpool
Queen's Festival, Waterfront Concert Hall, Belfast
New Art From Britain, Kunstraum, Innsbruck
Screen, Anne Faggionato Gallery, London
Feeringbury V111 - Cultivated, Feeringbury Manor and Firstsite, Colchester, curated by Stephen Hepworth and Richard Kirwan
United in Death, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge, UK, curated by Susan Morris
London Screen, Edicions T Gallería d'Art, Barcelona
1997Dimensions Variable: Works from the British Council Collection, London, (European touring exhibition)
Surroundings, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv
Light, Richard Salmon, London
Citibank Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, London
False Impressions, British School, Rome, curated by Alison Jacques
Denys Lasdun Retrospective, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Six Unrelated Projects, The Tannery, London
Urban Legends, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
Green on Red Gallery, Dublin
Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Private Face / Urban Space, The Gasworks, Athens
Date with an Artist, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
1996Manifesta 1, Rotterdam
Inside Bankside, South London Gallery, London
Inner London, Delfina, London
ACE Arts Council New Purchases, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Oldham Art Gallery; Hayward Gallery, London; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Mappin Art gallery, Sheffield; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
Private View, Bowes Museum, Darlington
Join the Dots, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Elektroniske understromme, Kunst & Video, Statens Museum for Kunst & Filmhuset, Kobenhavn
1995Institute of Cultural Anxiety, ICA, London
British Art Show 4, Cornerhouse, Manchester (tours Edinburgh and Cardiff, 1996)
Gang Warfare, Independent Art Space, London
Care and Control, Hackney Hospital, London
Melange d'Aout, Laure Genillard, London
Whistling Women, Royal Festival Hall, London
Open House, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
152c Brick Lane, London
1994Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Miniatures, The Agency, London
Martina Detterer Gallery, Frankfurt
Guys Cliff, Heber-Percy Gallery, Warwickshire, H
1993Inner Side, Architectural Associa----tion, London
Vox Pop, Laure Genillard, London
1992 Exhibit A, Serpentine Gallery, London
Discretion, Canary Wharf, London
Brit Art, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
1991Sign of the Times, Camerawork, London
Brit Art 1, Galeri Senger, Zürich
The Clove Building, Butler's Wharf, London
1990Countdown, Chisenhale Gallery, London
Swimming Underwater, Imagination, London
Post-Morality, Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge
1989Suppose It's True After All?, Crypt Gallery, London
1985Galerie Ackerstrasse, Berlin
1984New Contemporaries, ICA, London
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Arts Council of England, UK
Biblioteca Albertina, Leipzig, Germany
The British Council Collection, London, UK
The British Museum Collection, London, UK
Delfina Entrecanales, London, UK
Deutsche Bank Collection, UK
Dundee City Council, Dundee, Scotland
Government Art Collection, London, UK
Jewish Community Centre, London, UK
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
The Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
MoMA, NY
The National Museum of Women in the Arts Collection, Washington DC
National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, UK
New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
Public Art Development Trust, London, UK
Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Royal Pump Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tate Collection, London, UK
AWARDS
2002- 2005 Arts and Humanities Research Board, Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design
2002Wellcome Trust Award, London
Turner Prize Short-List, London
200110th India Triennale Award, New Delhi
2000Sci-Art, The Wellcome Trust, London
Year of the Artist Award, The Arts Council of England
1999Glen Dimplex Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
PROGRAMME CURATOR
2004In a Short Space of Time and a Short Time of Space
The Photographers' Gallery
2005Still Moving and Moving Still, The Photographers' Gallery
2006The Other Side of Silence, The Photographers' Gallery
PROJECTS
2016-2017Artist in residence, Royal London Hospital Archive
BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
1998-2005The Photographers' Gallery, London
PANELS
2012Paul Hamlyn Awards for Visual Arts Nominator
2004Paul Hamlyn Awards for Visual Arts Nominator
2003Jerwood Photography Prize
2001Citibank Photography Prize
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2012- present MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2002- 2005 AHRB Grant, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London
1994- 1996 MA Photography, Derby University
1992- 2002 BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London
1991- 1994 Tower Hamlets College, London