Chris Ofili

(britisch, geb. 1968)

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Chris Ofili

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Chris Ofili

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Born in Manchester, United Kingdom
1987 - 1988
Took a foundation course at the Tameside College of Technology, Manchester, UK
1988 - 1991
Graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Chelsea School of Art, London, UK
1991 - 1993
Graduated with a MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, London, UK
Received the British Council Travel Scholarship, Zimbabwe
Was awarded with the Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London, UK
2000 - 2005
Was appointed trustee, council member of the Tate Gallery, London, UK
Was awarded with the Honorary Fellowship University of the Arts, London, UK
Received the South Bank Award: Visual Arts, London, UK
Was commissioned with the decoration of the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, Norway


Chris Ofili Exhibitions in 2012:
To take and to give, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK (solo exhibition)
The Master Printer and the Collaborative Process, International Print Center New York, New York City, NY
Œuvres de la collection, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, QC, Canada
La Triennale 2012, Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Chris Ofili Exhibitions in 2011:
The Strawberry Thief, FAS Contemporary, London, UK
Art², FLAG Art Foundation, New York City, NY, USA
Beyond The Human Clay, James Hyman Fine Art, London, UK
El intervalo luminoso: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
LITOS GRAFERA, Kunst Centret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
Chris Ofili Exhibitions in 2010:
Chris Ofili: Afrotranslinear, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (solo exhibition)
Chris Ofili, Tate Britain, London, UK (solo exhibition)
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
James Ensor, Hareng Saur: Ensor et l'art contemporain, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Happy End, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany
Thrice upon a time, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Modern Master Works, Scream London, London, UK
Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, UK
In the Company of Alice, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Tudo o que é sólido dissolve-se no ar: o social na Colecção Berardo, Berardo Museum, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Alpha Omega, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
PAPYROPHILIA, Charlie Smith London, London, UK
Self-Consciousness, VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY, USA
Party! , The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands, UK
Chris Ofili Exhibitions in 2009:
Tate Britain, London, UK
Afro Margin, David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
30 Seconds off an Inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY, USA
Work on Paper, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
FLOWER POWER, Craa Centro di ricerca arte attuale Villa Giulia, Verbania
Remain in Light, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
…same as it ever was: Painting at Chelsea 1990-2007, The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London (solo exhibition)
Hunky Dory, Tatinsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Draw, mima, Middlesbrough, UK
Devil’s Pie, David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Chris Ofili Exhibitions in 2006:
The Blue Rider Extended Remix, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (solo exhibition)
How To Improve The World: 60 Years of British Art, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Surprise Surprise, ICA, London, UK
Prints Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Infinite Painting, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, MoMA, New York, NY, USA
Chris Ofili Exhibitions in 2005:
The Upper Room, Tate Britain, London, UK (solo exhibition)
The Blue Rider, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany (solo exhibition)
Afro Muses, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
After Cezanne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Revelations: Reflecting British Art in the Arts Council Collection, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
Baroque and Neobaroque, Domus Atrium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Drawing from the Modern: 1975–2005, MoMA, New York, NY, USA
Early Work, David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Getting Emotional, ICA, Boston, MA, USA
Contemporary Erotic Drawing, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, USA
Artists & Prints: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, NY, USA
Chris Ofili Exhibitions in 2004:
Faces in the Crowd, Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy / Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Huts, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Monument to Now, The Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Seeds & Roots: Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA
Fabulism, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, USA
Chris Ofili Exhibitions in 2003:
Within Reach, British Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (solo exhibition)
The Dead Bird Show, Whitechapel Project Space, London, UK
Supernova, SFMoMa, San Francisco, CA, USA
Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Paradise, National Gallery, London, UK; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK; City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK


Hunk Dory, Gary Tatintian Gallery, Moscow 2007
Andrea Bruciati und Alessandra Galasso, Painting Codes / Codici Della Pittura, GC.AC. Galleria Communale d'Arte, Monfalcone, 2006
Translation. A visual trip operated and articulated by Dakis Joannou, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Surprise, Surprise, ICA Insitute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
The Blue Rider Extended Remix, edited by Veit Görner and Hilke Wagner, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, Interview mit Chris Ofili, Modernist Blues,, Special Print Issue 2006, No. 1, S. 9
Chr. Herchenröder, Skulptur auf dem Vormarsch, Handelsblatt, 29.Sept-1.Okt 2006, Kunstmarkt, S.1
Schlüter, Ralf, Die Sanfte Umschreibung der Geschichte, Art, Nr. 7, Juli 2006, S. 84
Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, Hey, hey, hey, ich bin der Blaue reiter, Welt am Sonntag, Hamburg, 25. Juni 2006, S. 58
Blauer Reiter reloaded, Der Spiegel, Nr. 26, 26. Juni 2006, S. 127