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Boyd Webb

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Biography

BORN 1947 Christchurch, New Zealand

EDUCATION

1968-71Studied At Ilam School of Art
1972-75Studied at Royal College of Art, London
Lives and works in London

ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS

2007Sonnabend Gallery, New York
2004Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
2003Estorick Collection, London
Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense
2002De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Milton Keynes Gallery
2001Brisbane City Art Gallery, Brisbane
2000Galerie Windows, Brussels
1999Auckland Art Gallery
Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens
1997Auckland Art Gallery
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
1996“Boyd Webb”, VIII Indian Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India;  Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, India; Ravishankar Raval Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, India; Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay, India; Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, United Kingdom; Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Church Street, Brighton, United Kingdom; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom; Orchard Gallery, Derry, United Kingdom; Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
“Boyd Webb”, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium
1993Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
“Boyd Webb”, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
Enconstros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal
1992Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Boyd Webb: Photographs 1988-89”, Johnson County Community College, Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS
1991“Boyd Webb: 1973-1979”, OCO, Paris
1990Meyers Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Jean Bernier, Athens
F.R.A.C. du Limousin, Chapelle Saint-Liberal, Brive, France
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
1989Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
Cornerhouse, Manchester
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Galerie Bernd Kluser, Munich
1988Meyers Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica
1987-88Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (travelled to Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, West Germany; The Fruitmarket Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1987Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens
Galeria Comicos, Lisbon
1986Chapter Art Center, Cardiff, Wales
Adelaide Festival, Adelaide (travelled to Australian Center for    Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Center for the Arts, University of Tasmania; Power Gallery for Contemporary Art, University of Sydney, Australia), Auckland
Sue Crockford Gallery
1985University of Northern Illinois, Chicago (travelled to University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; University Art Museum, California St. University, Long Beach)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1984Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
1983Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Galeri Crousel-Hussenot, Paris
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (travelled to Kunsthalle, Bern; Le Nouveau Musee, Villeurbanne, France; Leeds City Art Gallery, England; Musee Municipale, La Roche-sur-Yon, France.)
1982Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, West Germany (travelled to Westfalischer Kunstverein, Munster, West Germany)
John and Karen Bernier Gallery, Athens
1981Galerie Loyse Oppenheim, Geneva
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand ( travelled to The National Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1980Galerie t’Vensler, Rotterdam
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
1979New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris
1978Gray Art Gallery and Museum, Hartlepool, England
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorf
Jean and Karen Bernier Gallery, Athens
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol & Chapter Art Gallery, Cardiff
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1977Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Robert Self Gallery, Newcastle, United Knigdom
Graeme Murray Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1976Robert Self Gallery, London

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009Julie Saul Gallery, Armory Show, New York, NY
2004“Bloom: Mutation, Toxicity and the Sublime,” Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand
2003“Crooked Light,” Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2002“True Fictions,” Touring Exhibition, Germany
1999“Toi Toi Toi,” Museum Friedericianum, Kassel
1996“Spellbound,” The Hayward Gallery, London
1995“Blind Spot, DARE,” The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
“Wasser und Wein Die: Dinge des Lebens,” Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
“Crossroads,” Herbert Read Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels; FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen.
1994“A Positive View”, The Saatchi Gallery, London
“A Changing World; Fifty Years of Sculpture from the British Council Collection”, The British Council, The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Pushkin Museum, Moscow
“Sculpture,” Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
“Humanism & Technology: The Human Figure in Industrial Society,” Seoul International Art Festival, Korea
1993“C’est pas la fin du monde”, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Caen, France
1992“Doubletake:  Collective Memory and Current Art”, Hayward Gallery, London; Kunsthalle, Vienna
1991“Blind Navigator – The Heritage of Surrealism”, Project Contemporary Art, Norway
“Andreas Gursky, Fischli & Weiss, Boyd Webb”, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
“New Spaces of Photography”, Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw, Poland
1990“Eighth Sydney Biennale”, Sydney
“To Be or Not to Be”, Centre D’Art Contemporain Santa Monica, Barcelona
“Je est un Autre”, Galeria Comicos, Lisbon
“Van der Natur in der Kunst”, Vienna Festival
“U.K. – U.S.S.R.”, The Showroom, (travelled to Kiev, Moscow)
“British Art now, Japan 1990-91”, (travelled to:  Setgaya Museum, Tokyo; Fukuoka Art Museum; Nagoya City Museum; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art; Hyogo Prefectural Museum; Hiroshima City Museum
1989“The Globe”, Impressions, York
“Constructed Realities”, Kunstverein, Munich
“Seven Artists’ 89, INFAS, Tokyo
“Through the Looking Glass”, Barbican Art Center, London
“Artists Using Photography”, BASF with the British Council; Ludwigshafen; (travelled to Tate Gallery, Liverpool
1988“Inside Outside”, Nottingham Castle , Nottingham
“True Stories and Photofictions XIII”, Posternate Gallery, Hull
“Britische Sicht! Fotographie aus England”, Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich
“Matter of Facts: Contemporary British Photography”, Le Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne; (travelled to Le Musee de Nantes and Le Centre de Photographie de Metz
“Viewpoint: British Art of the 1980’s”, British Council, Belgium
Object and Image: Aspects of British Art of the 1980’s”, Stoke-on-Trent
1987“About Sculpture” Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
“Blow Up” Zeitgeschichte Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; (travelled to Haus am Waldsee, Berlin;  Kunstverein Hamburg; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Kunstmuseum, Luzern; Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
“Contemporary British Photography (British Council touring exhibition) Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy
“Mysterious Coincidences”, London and Long Beach
1986“Sculpture: 9 Artists from England” Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
“The Real Big Picture” Queens Museum, New York
Aperto, Venice Biennale, Venice
“Collection Souvenir”, Le Nouveau Musee, Villerbaune
“Prospect 86”, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Contrariwise: Surrealism and Britain 1930-1986, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swanson (travelled to Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle; Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno
“Signs of the Real”, White Columns, New York
“True Stories and Photofictions”, Photogallery, Cardiff
“Sculpture into Photography”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1985“L’Indifferent”, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
“Biennale”, Grand Halle de la Villette, Paris
“The Irresistible Object: Still Life 1600 – 1985”, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
“Atelier Polaroid”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Forty Years of Modern Art 1945-1985”, Tate Gallery, London
1984“Histoires des Sculptures”, Chateau des Ducs d’Epernon, Cadillac, Gironde
“Anxious Interiors” Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA
“The British Art Show”, (Arts Council Touring Exhibition) City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Southampton Art Gallery
1983“Works on Paper”, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
“The Sculpture Show”, Hayward Gallery, London
“Images Fabriquees”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1982“Fourth Biennale”, Sydney, Australia
“Staged Photo Events”, Lijnbaan Centrum, Rotterdam
“Documenta”, Kassel
1981“Fabricated to be Photographed”, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; P.S.1, Long Island City, New York
“New Works of Contemporary Art and Music”, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
“New Directions”, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
“The New Color”, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
“Art and the Sea”, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow (travelled to Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Stoke City Art Gallery, Stoke; DLI Museum and Arts Centre, Durham; Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
Galerie Chantel Crousel, Paris
“Erweiterte Fotografie”, Neue Secession, Vienna
“Das Portrait in der Fotographie”, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
1980“Artist and Camera”, (Arts Council touring exhibition) Sunderland Art Center, Sunderland Bluecoat Gallery; Open Eye Gallery and School of Architecture, Liverpool; Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno; Southampton Art Gallery and John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; lnstitute of Contemporary Arts, London; “About 70 Photographs”, (Arts Council touring exhibition)
“Photography and the Medium”, (British Council Touring Exhibition travelled to Norway, Poland, Yugoslavia, The Netherlands, Denmark and Spain)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Lisson Gallery, London
“Photographic Contrivances”, University of California at Santa Barbara
1979“Europa ’79”, Stuttgart
“With a Ceratin Smile”
1977“Time, Words and the Camera”, Kunstlerhaus, Graz (travelled to Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck; Kunstlerhaus, Vienna; Museum Bochum, Bochum.
1976“Pan Pacific Biennale”, Auckland, New Zealand
1975Robert Self Gallery, London

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1997Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery.  Boyd Webb (Essay, ‘Unruly Truths’  by Jenny Harper. ‘True Griffins’ by Lynne Cooke.  Motives for Metaphor’ by Ian Christie).
1994London:  British Council.  Boyd Webb (Introduction by Andrea Rose;  essay, ‘A degree of unease’ by Greg Hilty).
1992Thorsen, Alice.  “Variety makes for a lively season.” The Kansas City Star, Sun. Sept. 13, pp. K-1+K-10
Thorson, Alice.  “Stunning photos show environmental concern.” The Kansas City Star, Sun. Oct. 18, p. J-4
1990Paul, Frederic.  “Un Object secondaire-Un Object desole/The Secondary Object-A Desolate Object,” F.R.A.C. Limousin, (cat.)
1989Taylor, Brandon. “Boyd Webb,” Artnews, 150 years of Pbotography, Mar.
Hagen, Charles. “Photography as Art:  Truth of Illusion,” Popular Photography, Mar. pgs. 41-47
Heartney, Eleanor.  “Boyd Webb,” Artnews, Dec.
Hagen, Charles. “Boyd Webb,” Artforum, Dec.
Decter, Joshua. “Boyd Webb,” Arts Magazine, Dec., pg. 98
Taylor, Brandon. “B.W.:  Forms and Nature,” BASF and British Council, (cat.)
1988“Boyd Webb”, Building Design, Mar. 18
Wilson, William. “Two MOCA Shows of Breezy Enterainment,” L.A.Times, April 10
Johnstone, Mark. “Theaters of the Mind,” Artweek, May 28
Reynolds, Patrick.  “Beyond the Black Cloth:  Boyd Webb at the Whitechapel.” Art New Zealand, May
1987“Inanimations,” project for Artforum, April
Gleadell, Colin. “A Taste of Webb’s Wonders,” The Sunday Times, May 3
Januszcak, Waldemar. “A View to a Death,” The Guardian, May 14
“Critics Forum”, William Feaver, Marilyn Butler, Christopher Cook, Anthony Thwaite, BBC Radio 3, May 16
Feaver, William. “Toaster from Outer Space,” The Observer, May 17
Sewell, Brian. “Turning things upside down,” The London Evening Standard, May 21
Morgan, Stuart. “Boyd Webb at Whitechapel,” VOGUE, May
Stathanos, John. Artscribe, Oct.
Golding, Mel. “Boyd Webb at Whitechapel.” Flash Art, October
Feaver, William. “Boyd Webb.” Artnews, November
1986Sturtevant, Alfred. “Boyd Webb at Sonnabend, Arts Magazine, January
Ellis, Stephen. “Boyd Webb at Sonnabend,” Art in America, Jan.
Morgan, Stuart. “Paper Moon,” Parkett, No. 9
Cork, Richard. “Boyd Webb,” (cat.) Adelaide Festival of Arts
Morgan, Stuart.  “Boyd Webb,” Prospet 86, Frankfurter Kunstverein
1985Kinmouth, Patrick. “Neo-Logic of Boyd Webb,” VOGUE, Feb.
Boonstra, Rommert. “Fotograaf Boyd webb en de Werkelijkheid van de Schijn,” Avenue, July
Levin, Kim. “Boyd Webb Art Talk,” Village Voice, Oct. 22
Cooke, Lynne. “Boyd Webb,” Nouvelle Biennale de Paris (cat.) Electa, Moniteur, Paris
Paltzer, Rolf. “Tauschung um der Wahrheit Willen,” Art das Kunstmagazin, No. 11, Nov.
1984Morgan, Stuart. “Boyd Webb,” Beaux Arts Magazine, May.
Walker, Ian. “Boyd Webb, Creative Camera, Dec.
Morgan, Stuart. “Boyd Webb, Interviewed,” Creative Camera, Dec.
Beaumont, M.R. “Review of William Coldstream and Boyd Webb at Anthony D’Offay.” Art Review, July 6
Morgan, Stuart. “Scenes and Songs from Boyd Webb,” Artforum, Nov.
1983Blistene, Bernard. “Losing Your Bearings”, (cat.) Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindoven van der Kaap, Gerald, “Boyd Webb,” Artforum, Nov.
1982Schwarz, Michael. Boyd Webb (Catalogue), Badischer Kunstverein, Karslruhe
Roberts, John. “A Twist in the Tail:  Boyd Webb and the Directorial     Tradition,” catalogue insert, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Theil, H. “Boyd Webb Photoskulpturen.” Kunstforum International, June
1981Hamish, Keith. “Boyd Webb: Photographic Works 1976 – 1981” Auckland City Art Gallery, (catalogue)
“Boyd Webb:  New Work at Anthony D’Offay.” Connoisseur, May
1980Stockebrand, Marianna. “Boyd Webb-Norbert Wolf” (catalogue) Museum Hans Lange, Krefeld
1978Morgan, Stuart. Tableaux (catalogue)
Robert Self Gallery, London
Serota, Nicholas. “Contrary Illuminations Boyd Webb” (catalogue) Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

FILMS

1984Scenes and Songs from Boyd Webb:  Directed by Philip Haas, colour, 20 minutes, 16 mm: Arts Council of Great Britain
1996Love Story | Colour 7 minutes | Hayward Gallery/BFI
2002Horse & Dog | Colour 10 minutes  FVU / Estoric Collection

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Chase Manhattan Bank, London
Leeds City Art Galleries, Leeds
Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris
F.R.A.C. Aquitaine
F.R.A.C. Rhone-Alpes
F.R.A.C. Limousin
Museums Boymans – Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
National Gallery of New Zealand, Wellington
Tate Gallery, London
Musee de la Roche-sur-Yon
Arts Council of Great Britain
British Council
Contemporary Arts Society
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Southhampton Art Gallery, Southhampton
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Auckland City Art Gallery
Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Williams College Museum of Art
Atantis Museum, Tenerife
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Kunsthalle, Zurich
Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sidney
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon