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He wins every time, on time and under budget
installation view
gb agency, Paris, France

installation view
Geneva Moving Image Biennal, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

On False Tears and Outsourcing
dancers responsible for delivering self-organized efforts to resolve difficult and time-consuming issues “go the distance” across multiple overlapping phases using appropriated competitive strategies and appropriated intimate gestures installation view
New Museum, New York, USA

On False Tears and Outsourcing
dancers responsible for delivering self-organized efforts to resolve difficult and time-consuming issues “go the distance” across multiple overlapping phases using appropriated competitive strategies and appropriated intimate gestures installation view
New Museum, New York, USA

Bed Time Beats
installation view
ZERO..., Milan, Italy

Warm up
installation view
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK

On False Tears and Outsourcing
Financiers Are Trained To Produce Tears installation view
Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands

And You Were Wonderful, On Stage
installation view
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

And You Were Wonderful, On Stage
installation view
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Damning Evidence Illicit Behaviour Seemingly Insurmountable Great Sadness Terminated In Any Manner
installation view
Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany


born in London in 1983

lives and works in Athens and London



Solo Exhibitions



Whitechapel Gallery, London (forthcoming)



On False Tears and Outsourcing, New Museum, New York

And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

He wins every time, on time and under budget, Gb Agency, Paris

Bookclub 2.0, ZERO..., Milan



On False Tears & Outsourcing, De Vleeshal, Middelburg

THE ANTI-CLIMAX CLIMAX, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld

Post Production, Spike Island, Bristol

About a Work #2, ZERO..., Milan



The Overall OOOOH, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Hannover

Regardless, It’s Still Her Voice, Gb Agency, Paris

Baby I Got Better Things To Be Doing With My Time, Frieze Film, London



Seven Thirty Till Eight, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Carol, I Think My Place In History Is Assured, MOTINTERNATIONAL, Brussels



Collapsing in Parts, International Project Space, Birmingham

Footnote 5, with Dulcie Lewis and Peter Joslyn, live production, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Seven Thirty Till Nine, Shanaynay, Paris

Solo Presentation at Artissima Art Fair, Turin



It’s 1957, and the press release still isn’t written, Hermes und der Pfau, Hamburg



At Five to Ten, Neue Alte Bruecke, Frankfurt




Live touring productions and one off live events (solo)



Playground Festival, live production, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven (forthcoming)

BAD Festival, live production, Bulegoa, Bilbao (forthcoming)

United in Stomach Flu, London Weeps, one off live event, Serpentine Gallery, London



On False Tears and Outsourcing (the pop song!), Lafayette Anticipation, Paris, curated by Charles Aubin



He’s In A Great Place! BMW Live Performance Room commission, live production, Tate Modern, London

And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, A Musical, live production, Tate Britain, London

ITS ABOUT YOU, live production, The High Line, public art commission, New York



And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, live production, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, Performa 13, live production, The National Academy New York



A Six Stage Manifesto On Action, live production, Institute of Contemporary Art, London



December 1952, directed show and publication, Chelsea Space, London



Selected Group Exhibitions



The Forecast, curated by Laura McLean-Ferris, Croy Nielsen, Vienna (forthcoming)

On the Wall in Chalk was written, 2nd Studio for Propositional Cinema Film Festival, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (forthcoming)

The Critic as Artist, Reading Museum (forthcoming)

Sequences Festival, Iceland (forthcoming)

Artissima, Turin (forthcoming)

Action!, Kunsthaus Zurich

Better Self,Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Speak, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

From Concrete to Liquid to Spoken Worlds to the Word, Centre for Contemporary Art Geneva

A Rehearsal for What?, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Parcours, Art Basel, Basel

IMMATERIAL, Material Art Fair, Mexico City curated by Michelangelo Miccolis

On Affection, Cally Spooner and Bruce Nauman, NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona

The act of drinking a Coke by yourself is the lowest form of art, ZERO..., Milan



Biennale of Moving Image, Centre for Contemporary Art Geneva

Joining Forces with the Unknown, Lafayette Anticipation, Paris

And she will say: hi her, ailleurs, to higher grounds..., Kunstmuseum Lucerne

Time-Lines, gb agency at Independent Régence, Brussels

O Museu Como Performance, event, Fundacion Serralves, Porto

Middle Grays, Color Bars, and the comma in between, Seattle Art Fair, Public Fiction, Seattle/LA

Art Basel Film, Art Basel, Basel

British Art Show 8, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Alfred Jarry Archipelago, La Ferme du Buisson, Centre for Contemporary Art, Noisiel

The Practice of Theories, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge

Night Transmissions: Electronic Intimacies, curated by Margot Norton, aired on RÚV Icelandic National Television and streamed online internationally

Susy Culinski & friends, curated by Beatriz Marchi, Fanta Spazio, Milan



A Fragile But Marvelous Life, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Hotel Theory, REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles

Playground Festival, Leuven Museum & STUK, Leuven

Cally Spooner: Art Talks, Artpace, San Antonio, USA

The Grantchester Pottery paints the stage, Jerwood Visual Arts, London

Til the Stars Turn Cold, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow

The boys the girls and the political, Lisson Gallery, London



La Voix Humaine, Kunstverein Munich, Munich

The Preparation of the Novel, Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contermporani de Barcelona

Pool, Art from London, Kestnergesellschaft Museum Hannover, Hannover

Til the Stars Turn Cold, S1 Sheffield

The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge

Till youth and genial years are flown, ZERO..., Milan

Frieze Sounds 2014, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Frieze Projects, New York

Nostalgia, curated by Laura McLean-Ferris, Glasgow Sculpture studios, Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow

Significant Others (I am small, it’s the pictures that got big), High Art, Paris




A Spoken Word Exhibition, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Relaunch, KW Institute, Berlin

Provisional Information, Camberwell Space, London

An Exhibition To Hear Read, curated by Mathieu Copeland, MoMA, New York



Memory Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London

And Yet There They Still Are, with Sidsel Meineche Hansen, LUX, London

I Proclaim You Proclaim We Proclaim, curated by Capucine Perrot Stroom, The Hague

In The Belly Of The Whale (Act II), Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Spain

The Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge



Outrageous Fortune, curated by Andrew Hunt, Hayward Touring Exhibition, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea; Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham; Jersey Arts Centre; St Helier; mac, Birmingham; Holden Gallery, Manchester; University of Hertfordshire Galleries; Bedales Gallery, Petersfield

Events, Happenings, Performances, curated by Vincent Honoré, David Roberts Art Foundation, London

Café Curio, Simon Starling’s Never The Same River, Camden Arts Centre, London

Narrative Show – Act 5, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Summer Fair, with Am Nuden Da, Outpost, Norwich

The Department of Wrong Answers, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Summer Show, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London



Une Exposition (du) Sensible, Synagogue Du Delme

Perform A Lecture!, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Dieter Roelstraete, The Office, Arsenale Berlin

Session_10_Untitled + Words, curated by Am Nuden Da, Four Boxes Gallery, Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive

Stutter, curated by Vanessa Desclaux, The Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb

With Words Like Smoke, Chelsea Space and Resonance FM, London

Cally Spooner + Seth Pick, MOTINTERNATIONAL, London



Session_7_Words, Am Nuden Da, London

Session_6_Lecture, Am Nuden Da, London



Two Lectures, Neue Alte Bruecke Gallery, Frankfurt



Curating & Programming



MICRO COMPOSITION, curated by Cally Spooner, at San Serif, Amsterdam, curated by Cally Spooner, at San Serif, Amsterdam, curated by Cally Spooner, with Am Nuden Da, Alex Cecchetti, Tyler Coburn, Angelo Custódio, Roberto Fassone, Ghislaine Leung, Danae Papazymouri, Public Fiction, Jesper List Thomsen, Viola Yeşiltaç, David Cunningham, Jean-Pascal Flavien


A social body event, Serpentine Gallery / Central Saint Martins, London, organised by Cally Spooner, with Dodie Bellamy, Earle Brown (performed by William Crosby, Andrew Morgan, Lucy Railon, Joe Zeitlin), Tania Bruguera / Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism (INSTAR), Evan Calder Williams, Tyler Coburn, Akwugo Emejulu in conversation with Victoria Lidchi, Anna Halprin, Jesper List Thomsen, Nina Power / The London Student Assembly, the Artist Placement Group (APG) and Yugoexport / Irena Haiduk


A public workshop on Use: Human resources and irksome tools, organised by Cally Spooner, with Simon Ascencio / Jessica, Marie de Brugerolles, Tyler Coburn, Maria Dada, Michelangelo Miccolis, STUK, Leuven


An Intimate Symposium on Maintenance, organised by Cally Spooner, with Lisa Baraitser, Kate Coyne, Marina Vishmidt, Whitechapel Gallery, London



Violent Incident, curated by Cally Spooner and Roos Gortzak, with Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, Jef Geys, Gil Leung, Bruce Nauman, Danh Vo, Vleeshal, Middelburg




Publications & Writings



Monograph, co-published with Vleeshal, Middelburg (forthcoming)

Hotel Theory Reader, co-published by Fillip and REDCAT, Los Angeles.



Cally Spooner: Scripts, edited by Andrew Hunt and Cally Spooner, with an introduction by Will Holder, Slimvolume

Conversation about a Glass Wall, interview with Dan Graham, On False Tears and Outsourcing, exhibition catalogue, New Museum, New York

 A not so sad September: (Eco’s Open Work today.), essay, Flash Art International, Issue 308

On False Tears and Outsourcing, Peep Hole Sheet, Issue 28

Chapter from Collapsing in Parts, republished in Social Medium: Artists Writing 2000-2015 by Paper Monument, New York



Top Ten: Cally Spooner, article, Art Forum

The New Elvis, essay, S1 Sheffield and Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Synopsis, text, The Grantchester Pottery paints the stage, exhibition catalogue, Jerwood Visual Arts, London

About a Work No2, published by YiWAB and ZERO..., Milan



Losing My Body To Time, score, Mousse Magazine, Mousse Publishing



Collapsing in Parts,novella, Mousse Publishing, Milan and International Project Space, Birmingham

Indirect Language (Act 1), An exhibition to hear read: Volume 4, radio play, Jeu de Paume

A Solo Event for Thinking (Version Two), E.R.O.S #3, EROS Publishing



The Erotics of Public Possibility, essay and poster distributed by post, International Project Space


Indirect Language (Act 8), An exhibition to hear read: Volume 3, radio play, David Roberts Art Foundation

Indirect Language (Act 5), FR DAVID: “Spin Cycle”, radio play, de appel arts centre

Indirect Language, An exhibition to hear read: Volume 1, radio play, Synagogue Du Delme

The Observer’s guide to the Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon – Compiled in One Voice by Will Holder, Serpentine Garden, Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London



Notes for a pending Performance, Session_12_Words +Untitled, Krabbesholm Højskole

Something Blue; A Curiosa of Contemporary Erotica, compiled by Neue Alte Bruecke

(launch at  Pilot, Landings, Oslo)



December 1952, catalogue, Chelsea Space



Residencies, Awards, Grants


Stanley Picker Fellowship for the Arts, Writer in Residence, Whitechapel Gallery, London, EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, International Artist in Residence, Art Pace, San Antonio, Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, Lafayette Foundation, Paris
, Cite Des Arts residency, Paris, in collaboration with the French Cultural Institute and the British Council, Wysing Arts Centre Residency, Henry Moore Foundation Publication and Lecture Grant
, Westminster Arts: Live Event Grant, British Arts Council, Elephant Trust


Public Collections


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Fondation Lafayette, Paris

British Arts Council

Gravity Collection, Bergamo


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