Catherine Yass

Catherine Yass
1963 born in London, United Kingdom
Lives in London, United Kingdom

1988 - 90 Goldsmiths College, London, MA Fine Art
1986 - 87 Boise travelling scholarship
1984 - 85 Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1982 - 86 Slade School of Art, BA Fine Art


2002 - 2005 Arts and Humanities Research Board, Central Saint Martin's School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria
Herzliya Museum of Modern Art, Israel
Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London
Descent, aspreyjacques, London
Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Star, British Council exhibition touring to Jaipur, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta
Double Agent, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford
Jerwood Gallery, London
New Art Gallery, Walsall
Synagogue, (Art in Sacred Spaces), The Congregation of Jacob, London
i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
British Council Exhibition Space, Prague
Project Space, Galeri Wang, Oslo
Baths, The Pool, Central Club Hotel, London
Galería dels Angels, Barcelona
Baths, Sabine Schmidt, Cologne
Invisible City, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
Grave, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh
Stage, Cell Space, Barbican Centre, London
Stall, Laure Genillard, London
Steel, Ffotogallery, Cardiff,
Spectators, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Chair, Viewpoint Photography Gallery, Salford
Guy's Cliffe, Herber Percy Gallery, Warwickshire
Laure Genillard, London
The Tavistock Centre for Psychotherapy, London

Group Exhibitions

Interior View, firstsite @ the minorities art gallery, Colchester
Expo Tokyo, Tokyo
Territories, Centro de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona
Shaping the Imagination: Artists explore the language of Architecture, Firstsite Colchester, Fri-Art Fribourg Switzerland
WOW, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Shaping the Imagination: Artists explore the language of Architecture, De Zonnehof centrum voor moderne Kunst in Amersfoort, Firstsite Colchester, Fri-Art Fribourg Switzerland
Eastwing 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
The Ink Jetty, Neon Gallery
Glass Box Project: Catherine Yass, ARTLAB 16 at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Tate Modern Collection, Tate Modern, London
Wetterling Gallery, Sweden
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)
Double Agent, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford
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
10th Indian Triennale, Dehli
Eat, Fuck, Die, Platform, London
Light x 8, The Jewish Museum, New York
Explorations of the Environment: Landscape Redefined, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami
This Other World of Ours, curated by Gianmarco del Re, TV Gallery, Art Media Centre, Moscow
National Gallery of Art, Tirana
Officina Europa, Bologna, curated by Renato Barilli
Glen Dimplex Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Prime, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Officina Europa, curated by Renato Barilli, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna touring to Chiostri di San Domenico, Imola, Ex Fabbrica Arrigoni, Cesena and
Palazzo dell'Arnego, Rimini
Performing 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
Dimensions 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
Inner London, Delfina, London
ACE Arts Council New Purchases, Hayward Gallery, London
(UK touring exhibition)
Private View, Bowes Museum, Darlington
Manifesta 1, Rotterdam
Inside Bankside, South London Gallery, London
Join the Dots, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Institute 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
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Miniatures, The Agency, London
Martina Detterer Gallery, Frankfurt
Guys Cliff, Heber-Percy Gallery, Warwickshire, H
Inner Side, Architectural Association, London
Vox Pop, Laure Genillard, London
Discretion, Canary Wharf, London
Brit Art, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
Exhibit A, Serpentine Gallery, London
Sign of the Times, Camerawork, London
Brit Art 1, Galeri Senger, Zürich
The Clove Building, Butler's Wharf, London
Countdown, Chisenhale Gallery, London
Post-Morality, Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge
Suppose It's True After All?, Crypt Gallery, London
Galerie Ackerstrasse, Berlin
New Contemporaries, ICA, London


Artists Explore the Language of Architecture, published by De Zonnehof Centrum voor Moderne Kunst, text by Felicity Lunn and Hans Ibelings
Private View: Artists Working Today, published by Serpents Tail, edited by Judith Palmer
The City that never was. Fantastic architecture in Western art, touring exhibition
and catalogue, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona;
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao
Building the BBC, A return to form published by the BBC, text by Nicola Jackson
Double Agent, pamphlet published by the University of Oxford; edited by Paul Bonaventura, text by Janna Levin
Multiplication, exhibition catalogue edited by The British Council, London; essay by Stephen Bury
Star, published by The British Council for the 10th Indian Biennale; text by
Vikram Chandra
Fotografi som offentlig kunst, published by Multipress/Anne-Grethe Thoresen, Oslo; text by Jonas Ekeberg
Catherine Yass, published by aspreyjacques, London; texts by Greg Hilty and Parveen Adams
Synagogue, pamphlet to aaccompany the exhibition Synagogue (Art in Sacred Spaces), London, 21 May - 11 June; texts by Mark Godfrey and Juliet Steyn
Cell, published by i8 Gallery, Reykjavik; text by Caryn Faure Walker
Prime, published by Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; text by Andrew Nairne
New Art From Britain, published by Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck; text by Richard Cork
Catherine Yass: Invisible City, pamphlet to accompany the exhibition at Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, 4 September - 17 October; text by Yumi Umemura
United in Death, published by Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge, UK
Urban Legends, published by the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden; texts by Margrit Brehm, Birgit Moeckel, and Jochen Poetter
False Impressions, published by the British School, Rome; text by Alison Jacques
Strange Days - British Contemporary Photography, published by Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan; text by Gilda Williams
Documentary Notes, published by the Public Art Development Trust, London; text by Tania Guha
Surroundings, published by the Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv; text by Francis MacKee
Private Face - Urban Space, published by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association; texts by Katerina Gregos and Henry Meyric Hughes
Pictura Britannica Art from Britain, published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; texts by Bernice Murphy, Patricia Bickers, Stephen Snoddy, John A. Walkker, Tony Bennett, Kobena Mercer, David Barrett, Nikos Papastergiadis and Patrick J. Boylan
Dimensions Variable, Works from the British Council Collection, published by The British Council, London
Catherine Yass: Portraits, published by the Apex Visual Arts Trust in collaboration with Laure Genillard, London and the University of Portsmouth; texts by Janice Hart, Valerie Swales, Marc Pimlott and Olivier Richon
Manifesta I, published by various sponsors, Rotterdam
The Photographic Image, published by Art & Design, London; text by Nick Hallam
The British Art Show 4, published by the South Bank Centre (National Touuring Exhibitions). London