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Keith Farquhar

Keith Farquhar
1969 born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Lives in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

19994-1996 M.A. Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London
1992 Exchange to Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore
1989-1993 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Solo Exhibitions

2008 In Domestos Chaos, Crescent Artspace, Scarborough
Keith Farquhar, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Haring, H. Matisse – Works by Matisse and Keith Haring remade by Keith Farquhar, The Embassy, Edinburgh
2006 Keith Farquhar, Round Room, The Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 Keith Farquhar, Mark Leckey, Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gaden, Edinburgh
Bastards, NyeHaus, New York
Neu Galerie, Berlin
2004 BRAND NEW WOOD, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
2003 Let's Destroy the Earth but Keep Humans, Kjubh, Cologne
A Rites of Passage (From T-shirts into Shirts), Galeria Laura Pecci, Milan
2002 BlindCraft, Galerie Neu, Berlin
Doggerfisher Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Mintview, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1998 Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1996 God's Largest Creature, The Gallerette, London
1994 Aerial, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh
Dogs Left in Cars, Suzuki Motors, Edinburgh
1993 More Dream Material, Edinburgh College of Art (in connection with Lux Europa)

Group Exhibitions

Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Pop! Goes the weasel, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Young Athenians, 1st Athens Biennial, Greece
Blind Date, Magazzino d`Arte Moderna, Rome
Young Athenians, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
East International 2006, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk
Dada’s Boys, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
After Schiele, Osterreichische Galerie, Belvedere, Vienna
Campbell’s Soup, Mackintosh Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2004 Happy Days Are Here Again, David Zwirner, New York
New Blood, Saatchi Gallery, London
Bronte goes to Hollywood, Wuthering Heights, 82 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh
2003 Prague Biennale 1, National Gallery / Veletvzni Palace, Prague
Nation, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (cat.)
The Haunted Swing, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Malerei II Austellung Nulldrei, Galerie Christian Nagel, Koln
2002 Milligan's Island, The International 3, Manchester, (Keith MacIsaac, Jon Owen,
Ryan Doolan, Jenny Hogarth, John Mullen, Lee O'Connor, Robin Scott)
Ladies' Rock, The Changing Room, Stirling (with Katy Dove, Raydale Dower and Mary Redmond)
The Best Book about Pessimism I Ever Read, Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V.,
(curated by Lucy McKenzie), Germany (cat.)
Transmission at Maschenmode, Berlin (Keith Farquhar, Lynn Hynd, Duncan Macquarrie, Fred Pedersen, Mary Redmond, Gregor Wright)
Gwangju Biennale, Korea
2001 The Soft Parade (with Craig Gibson), Windows Gallery, Prague (British Council)
Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990 - 2001, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Generator Projects, McManus Galleries and Peacock Visual Arts, Scotland (cat.)
Phoenix Specific (with Stefan Thater), Kunsthaus, Hamburg
Els Hanappe - Underground, Athens
Panache, Flourish Studio, Glasgow (with Alan Michael and Lucy McKenzie),
Deutsch-Britische Freundschaft, Maschenmode, Berlin (Enrico David, Keith Farquhar, Thomas Helbig, Andreas Hofer, Lucy McKenzie, Carola Michel)
2000 It may be a Year of Thirteen Moons but it's Still the Year of Culture, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Nouveau Riche (with Gary Webb), The Approach, London
Die Gefahr Im Jazz, Deutsh Britische Freundschaft, Berlin
The Crisis of Loyalty, Art and Idea, Mexico City
Abstract Art, Delfina, London
1999 Whippet, Stichtung Duende Activiteiten, Rotterdam
Malerei, INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin
Das XX century-A century of art in Germany, Altes Museum, Neue Nationalgalerie,
Hamburger Bahnhof, Kulturforum, Berlin
Heart and Soul, 60 Long Lane, Borough, London
Shake the Disease, Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art and Design, Dundee
Painting Lab, Entwistle Gallery, London
Casey Kaplan, New York (curated by Liam Gillick)
Anina Nosei Gallery, New York
1998 Cluster Bomb, London
Nobody Helps Anybody, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
Surfacing, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Canny, Archway, London
What's in a Name, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Printemps, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
Honkeytonk, The Kitchen, London
1997 Gonzo, The Old Bethnal Green Police Station, London
New Contemporaries '97, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Camden Arts Centre, London, C.C.A., Glasgow
Sentimental Education, Cabinet Gallery, London
Multiple Choice, Cubitt Gallery, London
Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
1996 Dog-U-Mental, Bank
Dean Street Garage Sale, Dean Street, London
Update, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
How Many Women Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb, Campbells
Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Alistair MacKinven)
1995 Stoppage, Centre de Creation Contemporaine, Tours
Nobby Stiles, 14 Vandy Street, London
1994 Nu-Smell, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
1992 Laxative, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh


2007 Tony Pearson, ‘Keith Farquhar’, Modern Painters, October
Alexander Kennedy, ‘Keith Farquhar – Drunken Maria (14 Units), The List, 2-16 November
Kevan Christie, ‘It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet’, Daily Record, October 9 (ill.)
Thomas Trummer, ‘Keith Farquhar’, Schiele Nach, September (cat.) (ill.)
‘Keith Farquhar’, Young Athenians, October (cat.) (ill.)
Martin Herbert, ‘Dada’s Boys’, Art Monthly, July-August

2005 Alexander Kennedy, Keith Farquhar- new Work/Mark Leckey- Jackin’ World, The List, 17 November (ill.)
Domenick Ammirati, ‘Keith Farquhar’, Art Forum, November
David Pollock, Keith Farquhar and Mark Leckey, Metro, 16 November (ill.)
2003 Michael Bracewell, 'Scotland Rocks', Tate Magazine, July - August
Christine Nowak, 'K ü nstler orten gesellschaftliche Befindlichkeiten', Offenbach Post, 4 June
Von Gabriele Nicol, 'Die Nation ist fast ü berall', Frankfurter Neue Presse, 15 May
2002 Emily Pethick 'Herkunftsmuster', Texte Zur Kunst, June
Tom Morton, Frieze, March
Niru Ratnam, 'Show Jumper', The Face, January
2001 Mark Wilsher, What's On in London, 19 December - 2 January
Matthew Collings, 'Diary', Modern Painters, Winter
Rob Hunter, 'Finding Oneself - Scottish art from the 1990s', The Royal Academy Magazine, Autumn
2000 Dan Fox, Frieze, November - December
Sarah Lowndes, Metro, July
John Calcutt, Scotland on Sunday, 16 July
Elisabeth Mahoney, 'When new is nowhere' The Guardian, 19 July
Mark Currah, 'Keith Farquhar, Gary Webb', Time Out, 19-26 July
1999 Alex Farquarson, 'Painting Lab', Art Monthly, April
Stuart Shave, 'quick nurse', i-d, March
Liam Gillick, 'Lobby', Art & Text, February - April
Cotter, Holland, 'Changes Aside, SoHo is still very much SoHo',
The New York Times, 12 February
Mark Sladen, 'Painting Lab', Contemporary Visual Arts, no. 21, January, p33-37
1998 Martin Herbert, Time Out, 12 - 30 September
'Dead Again?', everything, magazine
Ben Judd, 'Keith Farquhar', Art Monthly, no.221, November, p.29-30
David Barrett, 'Surfacing-Contemporary Drawing', Art Monthly, no. 221, November, p.27-28
Martin Herbert, 'What's in a name?', Time Out, 11-18 February
1997 Martin Herbert, 'Gonzo', Time Out, 22-29 October
'Young Ones', Time Out, 30 July - 6 August