Angela Bulloch

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'Smoke spheres 2-4' by Bulloch in the Hayward Gallery, London

Angela Bulloch (born 1966 in Rainy River, Ontario, Canada), is an artist who often works with sound and installation; she is recognised as one of the Young British Artists. Bulloch lives and works in Berlin.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Bulloch studied at Goldsmiths' College, London (1985–1988) and was included in the Freeze Exhibition, 1988. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997, part of an all-female shortlist that also included Cornelia Parker, Christine Borland and Gillian Wearing (who won the prize that year). For the Turner Prize exhibition, Bulloch exhibited her playful artwork called Rules Series.

'Pacific Rim Around & Sideways Up' by Bulloch installed on the Nord/LB building, Friedrichswall, Hanover

Bulloch has worked in multiple media, including video, installation, sculpture, painting.[2] In particular, she has used video, sound and light to explore pre-edited systems. Many of her works make use of biofeedback systems. Such as in her 1994 work Betaville, a machine painting vertical and horizontal stripes on a wall, was triggered whenever someone sat on the bench in front of it.[3] Bulloch has also made a number of works using Belisha beacons, which are more commonly used to illuminate pedestrian crossings.[4]


Bulloch exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 1997.[5] Other museum exhibitions include Kunsthaus Glarus (2001);[6] Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2003);[7] Le Consortium, Dijon (2005);[8] Modern Art Oxford, Vienna Secession, and The Power Plant, Toronto (2005); and Lenbachhaus, Munich (2008).[9] Her work was also included in notable group exhibitions such as The New Decor at Hayward Gallery, London; Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour 1950 to Today at Tate Liverpool and Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Theanyspacewhatever for which she created an installation for the ceiling of Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.[10]


Bulloch was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997[11] and for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst in 2005.[12]


  1. ^ "Angela Bulloch". Simon Lee. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  2. ^ Susan Kandel (May 27, 1995), Art Review: Bulloch Bridges Art and the Audience Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Uta Grosenick, Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century, Taschen, 2001, p71. ISBN 3-8228-5854-4
  4. ^ Angela Bulloch, West Ham - Sculpture for Football Songs (1998) Tate Liverpool.
  5. ^ Performance Anxiety: Angela Bulloch. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
  6. ^ Perret, Mai-Thu. "Angela Bulloch". Frieze (65). ISSN 0962-0672. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Angela Bulloch / MATRIX 206 | BAMPFA". Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Le Consortium - Angela Bullock".
  9. ^ "Angela Bulloch". (in German). Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  10. ^ "theanyspacewhatever". Guggenheim. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  11. ^ Angela Bulloch – nominated. Tate Britain.
  12. ^ "Year by Year – Preis der Nationalgalerie". Retrieved 15 July 2020.