Cathy Wilkes

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Cathy Wilkes (born 1966) is a British artist from Northern Ireland, based in Glasgow.[1] She makes sculpture, paintings and installations.

Wilkes is a 2008 Turner Prize nominee. She is to represent Great Britain at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, with a major solo exhibition of new work.[2][3]

Life and work[edit]

Untitled, 2014 by Wilkes

Wilkes was born in Belfast. She attended Glasgow School of Art 1985–1988, and took an MFA at the University of Ulster 1991–1992.

She lives and works in Glasgow.[1]

Her works often feature items from daily life or items of a domestic nature, such as baking parchment, cups, plates and biscuits.[4]


Solo exhibitions include The Modern Institute, Glasgow (1999), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2001), Cubitt Gallery, London (2001); Migros Museum, Zurich (2002); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2004), Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (2004, 2007), Milton Keynes Gallery (2008) Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany (2011), and Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2015).[5]

Group exhibitions include Beck's Futures, ICA, London (2000); Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2002); Independence, South London Gallery (2003); Selective Memory, Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2005); 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2004) and If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp (2007).


  1. ^ a b "Cathy Wilkes", Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch. Retrieved 14 May 2008.
  2. ^ Brown, Mark (9 April 2018). "Cathy Wilkes to represent Britain at 58th Venice Biennale". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  3. ^ Council, British. "Cathy Wilkes to represent Great Britain at Biennale Arte 2019". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  4. ^ "Cathy Wilkes". Tate Liverpool. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Cathy Wilkes | Tate". Retrieved 2015-09-18.

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