Cathy Wilkes

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Cathy Wilkes (born 1966) is an artist from Northern Ireland,[1] she makes sculpture, paintings and installations. She is a 2008 Turner Prize nominee.

Life and work[edit]

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

Wilkes 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.[2]


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).[3]

Her many 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).

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cathy Wilkes", Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch. Retrieved 14 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Cathy Wilkes". Tate Liverpool. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cathy Wilkes | Tate". Retrieved 2015-09-18. 

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