kate.blacker@club-internet.fr

KATE BLACKER

born Petersfield, U.K. 1955

Education
1978-81 Royal Collage of Art, Sculpture, M.A.
1975-78 Camberwell School of Art, Sculpture, B.A.
1974-75 Central School of Art.

Awards
1977 Camberwell Sculpture Award selected by Philip King.
1992 FIACRE research grant.

Solo Exhibitions

2001
Framed Groenige Museum, Bruges, Belgium.
in collaboration with Tim van Steenbergen
photography Bjorn Tagemose

Because it is there Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, U.K.
in collaboration with Glen Baxter,
Thibaut Béghin & Jonathan Davis.

1999
Because it is there De WarandeTournhout, Belgium.
in collaboration with Glen Baxter,
Thibaud Beghin & Jonathan Davis.

1998
Because it is there La Chaufferie, Strasbourg, France.
in collaboration with Glen Baxter,
Thibaud Béghin & Jonathan Davis.

1996
Points de fuite Gallery des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France.

1995
Gallery Duchamp, Yvetot, France.

1994
Silver Screens De Warande, Tournhout, Belgium.
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium.

1993
Silver Screens James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, U.K.
Works John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, U.K.
Photographer's Gallery, London, U.K.
in collaboration with Jonathan Davis.

1992
The Last Mystery Museum of Photography of Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium.
in collaboration with Glen Baxter

1991
Week-end World La Manufacture, Colmar, France.

1989
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, U.K.

1988
Centre d'Art Plastique de St. Fons, St. Fons, France.
Donguy Gallery, Paris, France.

1987
Matter of Fact Catherine Issert Gallery, St. Paul de Vence, France.
Le réfectoire de l'Abbaye de Tournus,Tournus, France.

1986
Once Removed Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland.
Configuration d'un Lieu Mairie de Villeurbanne, Villeurbanne, France.
Kate Blacker expose Stewart Blacker Centre d'Art de Genas, Genas, France.
121 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.

1985
Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, Arnhem, Holland.
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, U.K.
Coracle Gallery, London, U.K.
Once Removed Museum of Valence, Valence, France.

1984
Second Sites Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, U.K.
Modern Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
Riverside Studios, the Foyer, London, U.K.

1983
t'Venster Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland.

1982
Coracle Press Gallery, London, U.K.
121 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions
(selected)

2009
Scénographie - de Dan Graham à Hubert Robert, Galerie le Valentin, Bourg-les Valence, France.

2006
Welcome Home Trafic FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France.

2005
Ornament and Utility Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany.
Effervescence Musée d'Angers, Anger, France.

2004
Vagues Hommages et Digressions Musée Malraux, Le Havre, France.

2001
LMX étape 2 FRAC de Marseille, Marseilles, France.
Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France.

1999
LMX Caisse des Dépots et Consignations, Paris, France.

1996
Chez l'un, l'autre n° 4 Anton Weller Gallery, Paris, France.
Take it from here CAS Collection, Sunderland, Museum, U.K.

1995
Words Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, U.K.
Chez l'un, l'autre n° 2 et n°3 Anton Weller Gallery, Paris, France.
Les Gestes Creatifs Centrale de Vallorcine, Vallorcine, France.

1994
Writing on the Wall Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, U.K.

1993
Televisions Le Parvis, Pau, France.
Recent British Sculpture The South Bank Centre Tour, U.K.

1992
Greffe L'Abbaye de Fontaine-Gerard, Fontaine-Gerard, France.

1991
The Football Team Victoria Miro Gallery, London, U.K.
Parades travaux de peintures et sculptures pour la scène Orcofi, Paris, France.
Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris, France.

1990
The Message Machine Jape, Tokyo, Japan.
Le Choix des Femmes Le Consortium, Dijon, France.

1989
The Bristol Sculpture Project, Bristol, U.K.

1988
E3 Institute of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia.
Something Solid Corner House, Manchester, U.K.

1987
19th Middleheim Bienniale Middleheim Park, Antwerp, Belgium.

1986
International Atelier des Pays de la Loire, France.
La villa Redenta Catherine Arthus-Bertrand, Spoleto, Italy.
Furniture Sculpture Victoria Miro Gallery, London, U.K.
Sixième Salon d'Art Contemporain Bourg en Bresse, France.

1985
Site de la création, création d'un site Dracos Art Center, Athens, Greece.
La Traversée du Paysage Romans, France.
Space Invaders Regina Contemporary Art,
Montréal & Vancouver,Canada.
Kunst mit Eigen Sinn Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria.
Six heures avant l'été Catherine Arthus Bertrand, Paris, France.

1984
As of Now Peter Moores, Walker Gallery, Liverpool, U.K. & Dublin, Eire.
Siméon et les Flamants Roses, Albi, France.
Liverpool Garden Festival Liverpool, U.K.
Die Zukunft der Metropolen Berlin, Germany.
L'art International d'aujourd'hui Palais des beaux-arts, Charleroi, Belgium.

1983
Tema Celeste Museo Civico, Gibellina, Scicily.
La trottola di Scirio Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Syracuse, Scicily.
Figures and Objects John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, U.K.
Tongue and Groove Coracle Press Gallery, London, St; Paul's, Leeds, Ferens Gallery, Hull, U.K.
Nécessites Chateau de la Roche Jagu, Brittany, France.
Beelden Sculpture Rotterdamse Kunstsichtung, Rotterdam, Holland.
Montevideo, Antwerp, Belgium.
Group Show 121 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
Assemble Here Puck Building, New York, U.S.A.

1982
Whitechapel Open Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
Southbank Show South London Art Gallery, London, U.K.
Venice Aperto '82 Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy.
British Drawing Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
Vol de Nuit Eric Fabre Gallery, Paris, France.
London/New York Lisson Gallery, London, U.K.

1981
Summer Group Show Lisson Gallery, London, U.K.

Bibliography

2005
Transmissions vol 3. Ornament and Utility Jeanne Randolph.
Effervervescence (catalogue Musée d'Angers) Patrick Le Nouëne.

2004
Vagues Hommages et Digressions ( catalogue Musée André Malraux Le Havre) Anne-Marie Castelain.

2002
Associated Press Television News (jan) Framed Euronews.

2001
Knack magazine, Belgium (november-december) Framed

1999
De Standaard (30 June) De Everest in Vogelvlucht Gilbert Roux.
Gazet van Antwerpen (24 June) Fons De Cat.
BBC Worldwide Working with Contemporary Art Penny Hay and Carla Mindel.

1998
Art Press (8 June) Because it is There Claude Rossingnol.

1997
La Scène Moderne (Carré Actes Sud) Giovanni Lista.
Art Présence (n°24) Points de Fuite Michel Gauthier.
Jade Magazine NSEAD Lecture Kate Blacker.

1996
Omnibus (n°19) La Theorie des Ondes Michel Gauthier.
Art Présence (n°15) Port Compris, toutes destinations Michel Gauthier.

1995
Les Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne Ouvertures:Brancusi Michel Gauthier.
Observer Review Synergy on the Factory Floor Jann Parry.

1994
DDO (n°12) Veronique Barbezat.
Art Press (April) Exporama
Knack magazine, Belgium (March/April) Intieme Momenten Jan Braet.
H.N.L. 17. March 1984 Monumentale objecten van Kate Blacker Turnhout, Belgium.
Kempenland 17&31 March 1984 Kate Blacker in De Warande Turnhout, Belgium.
Gazette van Antwerpen 24 March 1994 Kate Blacker in De Warande Bert Bauwelinck.

1993
Kate Blacker (catalogue) Andrew Wilson.
Artefactum Ursula Szvlakowska.
Dance Books. Body, Space, Image Miranda Tufnell and Chris Crickmay.
The Photographer's Gallery diary (May-July)
Arts Council Collection Recent British Sculpture Greg Hilty.

1991
La Manufacture Week-end World Kate Blacker.
Galeries Magazine ( January) Invisible Museum interview Peter Fleissig and Mathew Collings.
Longo, Nozal Filiales (July)
Parades Travaux de peintres et de sculpteurs pour la scène (catalogue)

1990
Artefactum (april) Ursula Szvlakowska.
Galerie Magazine (December) Peter Fleissig.

1989
Time Out (August/September) Victoria Miro Emmanuel Cooper.
Paris Tête d'Affiche (June) Mona Thomas.

1988
Kate Blacker (catalogue) Ramon Tio Bellido.
Kate Blacker (catalogue) Tournus 1-7 Christian Gaussen.
E3 (catalogue) Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne.
The Little Critic 1 Victoria Miro Gallery
Cornerhouse, Manchester (catalogue) Something Solid Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton.

1987
Pignon sur Rue (Autumn) interview Alain Charre.

1986
Once Removed (catalogue) Nouveau Monde René Denizot.
Beaux-Arts Magazine (January) Mona Thomas.
Pays de la Loire (catalogue) Comment faire une sculpture Franz Kaiser.
Tournus (catalogue) De la figuration à la figure Alain Charre.
Sixième salon d'Art Contemporain Bourg en Bresse (catalogue).
The Guardian, Cornerhouse, Manchester Dancing in tin pan alley Waldemar Januszczak.
The Observer Magazine Cast Iron Maidens Sarah Howell.
Cornerhouse No. 6 (March).

1985
Musée de Valence (catalogue) Once Removed Martine Sadion.
Space Invaders (catalogue) interview Sandy Nairne.
Canadian Art (summer 1985) Space Invaders Robert Enright.
Kommune (8 November) Forum fûr Politik und Ôkonomie Cover Image.
Some Works (catalogue) Coracle Press.
Il y a un an (catalogue) Six Heures avant l'Eté Corrine Pencenat.

1984
Arnolfini Gallery Second Sites Louis Biggs.
Neue Kunst in Europa (March/April) Rita Pokorny.
Axe Sud Europeanne Sculpture.
Furor Montagnes Kate Blacker.
Artefactum (May) Osterreich Helga Köcher. Channel Four (03/03/84) JUST WHAT IS IT... THAT MAKES TODAY'S SCULPTURE SO DIFFERENT, SO APPEALING? Illuminations, London Geoff Dunlop.
A Pierre et Marie Association pour l'avenir de l'art actuel, Paris, France.
FRAC Rhone Alpes, Lyon, Deux Régions en France.

1983
Trieste Italie Artists around Big Ben Roberto Vicali.
Siracusa La Trottola di Scirio Demitrio Paparoni.
Gibellina Tema Celeste Demitrio Paparoni.
Sunday Times magazine (August) Taking art off the streets Marina Vaisey.
Sunday Observer Magazine (August) William Feaver.
The Sculpture Show (catalogue) Loose Talk Stuart Morgan.
t'Venster Gallery (catalogue) Base and Summit Stuart Morgan.
Das Kunstmagazine (08/83) Witz und Ironie statt kühler Form.
Arts Council of Great Britain Looking at Sculpture Norbert Lynton.
La Roche Jagu, Bretagne, France Necessites (cat).
John Hansard Gallery Figures and Objects Michael Newman.
Observer (13 March) Tongue and Groove William Feaver.
Time Out (24 March) Tongue and Groove Sarah Kent.
City Limits (1-7 April) Tongue and Groove Nigel Pollitt.
The Guardian (9 March) Tongue and Groove Waldemar Januszczak. Arts Review (1 April) Tongue and Groove Bernard Denvir.
Harpers and Queen (January) New Faces for 1983 Barbara Ann Taylor.
Assemble Here (catalogue) Puck Building New York. Coracle Press.
Tongue and Groove (catalogue) Coracle Press.

1982
Art in America Michel Newman.
Control Magazine 13 Taking a Walk Stephan Willats.
Daily Telegraph (20/08/82) Causing a ripple with corrugated art... Lynne Edmunds. Walter's weekly BBC Radio 1 Coracle Press John Walters.
Arts Review (March) Open Exhibition, Whitechapel Mel Gooding.

1980
Arts Magazine Where Motley is Worn Mark Francis.
Cosmopolitan (October) Women's art today: a burst of energy Anette Kobak.

 


Collaborations and Commissioned Projects

2004
Installation proposal for Lycée Emulation, Dieppe 46° Dieppe, France.

2001
Television interview BBC Scotland Ideal World productions Edinburgh, Scotland.

1999
Royal Geographical Society co-author with Chris Crooks

Venice Biennial documentary for Associated Press Television, Venice, Italy.

1997
Various television documentaries on contemporary dance for APTV
Hervé Robbe company, Trisha Brown company.

1995
Production and assistant journalist for television documentary
UBAR the ancient city of Oman.

1994
Le Fresnoy The Importance of Being Everest
video collaboration with Jonathan Davis for Because it is There.

1992
The Last Mystery Portefolio edition collaboration with
Glen Baxter and Alain Buyse for Because it is There.

1990-93
British Airports Authority.

1988
Almeida Theater, London, U.K. and Theatre de la Bastille, Paris, France
Set design for opera The Undivine Comedy by Michel Finnessey directed by Pierre Audi.

Teatro National Maria Guerrero, Madrid, Spain.
Set design for Very Gentle by Luis de Pablo, Berceuse by Luis de Pablo,
Melodrama by Lucianno Berio, directed by Pierre Audi.

1987
Almeida Theater, London, U.K.
Set design for Kin by Gaby Agis Dance company with music by David Sylvian.

Channel 4 Television set design for Free Fall by Gaby Agis dance company.

Les Ateliers du Rhin Colmar, France. Collaborartion with Jean Bauer on set design for Tancredi and Clorindi:La ultima Puerta.


1986

Corner House Gallery, Manchester, UK.
Set design for Four Fold by Gaby Agis Company

Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
Set design for Trail by Gaby Agis Dance Company

Channel 4 Television
Participation in Imaginary Women by Gina Newsome and Marina Warner

1983
Riverside Studios, London, UK.
Set design for Surfacing (April) & Borders (July) by Gaby Agis Dance Company.

Ian Hamilton Finlay drawing collaboration

Co- curator with Paul de Monchaux and Fenella Crichton of The Sculpture Show
Hayward Gallery and Serpentine Gallery, London, UK.



Public Collections and Commissions

Belgium
Antwerp Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp.
Groeninge Museum, Bruges.

France
FRAC d'Auvergne, Auvergne.
FRAC de Bretagne, Bretagne.
FRAC de Rhone-Alpes, Lyon.
FRAC Pays de la Loire, Nantes.
FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen.
Ville de St. Fons (public commission) Saint Fons.
Mairie de Villeurbanne, Villeurbanne.
Musée Greuze, Tournus.
Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris.
Ecole Primaire de Romans (public commission) Romans.

Holland.
Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, Arnhem.
Unilever (commission) Rotterdam.

U.K
Tate Britain, London.
Contemporary Arts Society X 3 London.
Art Council of Great Britain x 2 London.
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton.
Heathrow Airport, BAA (public commission) London.

USA.
Chase Manhatten Bank, New York.