Sarah Lucas

(British, geb. 1962)

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Sarah Lucas

NUD (3), 2009

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Sarah Lucas

Raptor, 2008

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Sarah Lucas

Swan's Way, 2006

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Sarah Lucas

Tit Teddy Make Love



Born in London
1982 - 1983
Studied at Working Men's College, London
1983 - 1984
Attended London College of Printmaking
1984 - 1987
Graduated from Goldsmith's College, London
Lives and works in London


Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2013:
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Wiener Secession, Austria
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2009:
Nuds, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women, Cheim and Read, New York, NY
British Subjects: Identity and Self Fashioning 1965–2009, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2008:
Sarah Lucas, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
Female Trouble, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
The Left Hand of Darkness, El Proyecto, New York, NY
God & Goods: Spirituality and Mass Confusion, Villa Manin Centro d'Art Contemporanea, Italy
Depreciation and Devastation, Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2007:
Souflé, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
Hamster Wheel, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Printemps de September, Toulouse, France; Centre d’Art Santa Monica Barcelona, Spain
Perceval, Public Art Fund, Doris C. Freeman Plaza, New York, NY
Unmonumental, The New Museum, New York, NY
An Archaeology: Zabludowicz Collection, Project Space 176, London, UK
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
So Wrong, I’m Right, Eddie Martinez, William J. O’Brien, Roman Wolgin and Jonas Wood, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Held Together with Water: Art from the Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, Austria
Happy Birthday: Sarah Lucas, Barbara Bloom, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2006:
Perceval, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
Vanitas, De Hallen, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Sarah Lucas, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (solo exhibition)
In the darkest hour there may be light, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar Reggae, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Defamation of Character, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Eye on Europe: Prints, Books, & Multiples/1960 to Now, MoMA, New York, NY
Printemps de Septembre 2006, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Glasgow International 2006, Glasgow, UK
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Rundlederwelten, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2005:
FRAGILE, Analix Forever, Genf, Switzerland
Skulptur. Prekärer Realismus, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
FROM ABOVE, Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
Atomkrieg, Kunsthaus, Dresden, Germany
Just love me, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Curry Expo, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Drunk vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brown, New York, NY
A view of women, De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands
Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
GOD IS DAD, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Sarah Lucas Retrospective, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich Switzerland; Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (solo exhibition)
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2004:
In-A-Gadda Da-Vidda , (with Angus Fairhurst and Damien Hirst), Tate Britain, London, UK
Empreinte Moi, Galrie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Gifted, The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London, London, UK
Drunk vs. Stoned, General Store in association with Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY
Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Esprit/Spirit, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Atomkrieg, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Man, Rubble, London, UK
57th Aldeburgh Festival, Contemporary British Sculpture at Snape (Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas), Snape, England
Sculpture: Precarious Realism between Melancholie and the Comic, Kunsthalle Vienna
From Above, Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2003:
Temple of Bacchus, (with Colin Lowe and Roddy Thomson), Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (solo exhibition)
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2002:
Charlie George , Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany (solo exhibition)
Sarah Lucas, Tate Modern, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Sarah Lucas Exhibitions in 2001:
CAKE, Sarah Lucas at Counter Editions, London, UK (solo exhibition)


White, Michelle, “Sarah Lucas,” Modern Painters, February 2009, pp 88
Fox, Dan, “Sarah Lucas,” Frieze, March 2009, pp151-152
"The Approval Matrix," New York Magazine, January 21-28, pp 97
"Sarah Lucas", Arte Contemporanea: Cinque, Mondadori 2008
"Sarah Lucas", Arte Contemporanea: Sei, Mondadori 2008
Wolin, Joseph, “Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?” Modern Painters, September 2008, p. 108.
God & Goods: Spiritualità e Confusione di Massa/Spirituality and Mass Confusion (Udine, Italy: Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art)
Excerpt: Se;ections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection, Vasser College, NY, 2008.
Segal, Monica and Richard, Contemporary Realism: The Seavest Collection, Collectors Press Books, Portand, 2007
Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, Phaidon, New York, 2007