Keith Tyson
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
May 23June 27, 2009


Ulverston, Cumbria, England, 1969

Barrow-in-Furness College of Engineering,Mechanical Engineering Craft Studies
(M.E.C.S.), 1984–1989
Carlisle College of Art, 1989–1990
University of Brighton, Alternative Practice, 1990–1993

Lives and works in the United Kingdom

Select One-Person Exhibitions

A Mystery to Myself, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Panta Rhei, Pace, London, UK

Entangled in the Amber Glow of a Weary Woven World, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Keith Tyson: Contemporary Grotesques, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

Keith Tyson: 52 Variables, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Cloud Choreography and Other Emergent Systems, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary art
, London, UK

Keith Tyson: Random Nature, Project B Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
Keith Tyson: Nature Paintings, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK
Keith Tyson: Fractal Dice, PaceWildenstein, 545 West 22nd Street, New York, NY

Keith Tyson: Studio Wall Drawings 1997–2007, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Keith Tyson
, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 

Keith Tyson: Large Field Array, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; traveled to De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands; PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
Keith Tyson: Nature Paintings, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland
Keith Tyson: The Sum of All Possible Paths, Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

Keith Tyson: Geno Pheno, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

Geno Pheno 1, Haunch of Venison, London, UK

Collected Short Stories, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
Works from a Teleological Accelerator, Arndt and Partner, Berlin, Germany
The Terrible Weight of History, Galerie Judin, Zurich, Switzerland

Supercollider, South London Gallery, London, UK
Keith Tyson, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Studio Wall Drawings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
One of Each, Galerie Ursula Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Keith Tyson, Delfina, London, UK
Molecular Compound No. 4, Kleines Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Keith Tyson, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
New Artmachine Paintings, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

Keith Tyson, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY 

From the Artmachine (14 Iterations), Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Select Group Exhibitions 

Eureka, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK 

The Drawing Room
, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Painting Without Paint, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Freedom Not Genius: Works from Damien Hirst’s MurderMe Collection
, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy
Beyond Reality: British Painting Today
, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Sacred Geometry and Secular Science
, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL

Adventures in Wonderland
, MdM Museum, Porto Cervo, Italy
Summer Exhibition
, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
7th La Biennale de Montréal: Chance
, École des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Space. About a Dream,
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Peeping Tom
, Kunsnthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands

Plus Art, Plus Art Projects, London, UK
50 Years at Pace
, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Shut Your Eyes in Order to See
, Galerie Praz Delavallade, Paris, France
, Xippas Gallery, Athens, Greece
Changing The World
, ARNDT Contemporary Art GmbH and Co, Berlin, Germany
, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place
, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Peeping Tom
, Vegas Gallery, London, UK
Dopplereffekt – Images in Art and Science
, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
On the Square
, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

Earth: Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Capturing Claudia
, Colnaghi Gallery, London, UK
The Age of the Marvellous
, All Visual Arts, London, UK
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Pete and Repeat: Works from the Zabludowicz Collection
, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Il faut étre absolument modern
, Paradise Row, Istanbul, Turkey
A Walk on the Beach
, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
Walking in my Mind
, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Universal Code: Art and Cosmology in the Information Age
, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
From Art School to University: Art and Design at Brighton 1859–2009
, University of Brighton Gallery, UK

In Drawing, Purdy Hicks, London, UK
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha
, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY;  traveled to Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY
Diagonal Argument
, Bétonsalon, Paris, France
History in the Making: A Retrospective of The Turner Prize
, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Beyond Measure: Conversations Across Art and Science
, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Mission: to Interpret and Understand Contemporary Art
, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
, Proyecto Arte Contemporáneo, Murcia, Spain
Accidental Modernism
, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY

Turner Prize Retrospective, Tate Britain, London, UK
You’ll Never Know – Drawing and Random Interference, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
Aggression of Beauty, Arndt and Partner, Berlin, Germany
Reconstruction #2, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK
Unfinished Symphony…, Fine Art Society, London, UK
Oeuvres Encombrantes, Gallerie Vallois, Paris, France

You’ll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference, Hayward Gallery Touring Show, London, UK; traveled to Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea; The Lowry, Salford; The New Art Gallery, Walsall; Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London, UK
Exposed: Art and Culture from England’s North West, Manchester Square, London, UK

Dionysiac, Centre Geroges Pompidou, Paris, France
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule Based Art, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
Summer Group Show, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

Another Zero, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
Is There A Curator to Save the Show?, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

Outlook: Contemporary Art Exhibition, International Art Exhibition in Athens, Greece
The Lost Collection of an Invisible Man
, Laing Art Gallry, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Talking Pieces, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Micro/Macro: British Art 1996–2002, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Thatcher, Blue Gallery, London, UK
Home, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
Independence: Issues with a Contemporary Relevance, South London Gallery, London, UK

Reality Check: Recent Developments in British Photography and Video, Organized by the British Council and the Photographers’ Gallery; traveled to Moderna Galerija, Llubljana, Solvenia; Wharf Road, London, UK; House of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia; Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic; Bunkier Gallery, Krakow, Poland; Latvia Arsenals, Riga, Romania
Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Britain, London, UK
Comer o No Comer, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
Flights of Reality, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and Turnpike Gallery, Manchester, UK
Con Art: Magic/ Object/ Action, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
25 São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
Public Affairs, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
Strike, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, West Midlands, UK

L’ effet Larsen: processus de resonances dans l’art contemporain, OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria; traveled to Casino-Forum d’ Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Brave New World, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis
, Tate Modern, London, UK
The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations: Recent British Art and Photography, Sala de exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
Makeshift, University of Brighton Art Gallery, UK
Nothing, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK; traveled to Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius Lithuania; Rooseum Malmo and Mead Gallery, Warwick, UK
Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
49 Biennale de Venezia, Venice, Italy
Open Plan P3: The Marathon, Alphadelta Gallery and Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece

Over the Edges, SMAK-Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Dream Machines, Hayward Gallery, London, national touring exhibition; Dundee Contemporary Arts; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Urs Fischer “Tagessuppen/Soups of the Days” und “Domestic Pairs Project” (mit/withvKeith Tyson), Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland
The British Art Show 5, Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; traveled to Millais Gallery, Southampton; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK

Seeing Time: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art,  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Nerve: cZ1 (happening), Nash Room, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

Il Luogo Degli Angeli, Museo Laboratorio, Città Sant’ Angelo, Villa Bottini, Lucca, Italy
Show Me the Money, 8 Dukes Mews, London, UK
What’s in a Name? Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Private Face–Urban Space: A New Generation of Artists from Britain, Old Gasworks, Athens, Greece; traveled to Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art - L. Kanakakis Municipal Gallery, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Dissolution, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London, UK
Low Maintenance and High Precision, Hales Gallery and 172 Deptford High Street, London, UK
Guarene Arte 97, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin, Italy

Pandemonium, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Surfing Systems, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
Madame ma conscience, Friche Belle Belle de Mai, Marseilles, France; traveled to Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
Art and Innovation Shortlist Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
In Passing, The Tannery Project Space, London, UK
On a Clear Day…, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, First Site Gallery, Colchester; Focal Point Gallery, South End; John Hansard Gallery, South Hampton; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Middlesborough Art Gallery
Superstore Deluxe, UP & Co., New York, NY
White Hysteria, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Disneyland After Dark, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden; traveled to Kunstamt Kreuzberg/Betanien, Berlin, Germany
Night and Day, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Institute of Cultural Anxiety, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Spit in the Ocean
, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
The Observatory, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

The Space Between, Gallery Fortlaan 17, Gent, Belgium

Passive Voyeurs, Stanwicks Theatre Complex, Carlisle, UK


Beaumont, Grace. "Keith Tyson.", March 14, 2013.
Coxhead, Gabriel. "Keith Tyson." Time Out (London), March 27, 2013.
Modica, Suzanne. Stonescape: Revealed. Napa, CA: Stonescape, 2013.Ruf, Beatrix. Panta Rhei: Keith Tyson. London: Pace London, 2013.
Thornley, Laura. "Keith Tyson's Flowery, Romantic Side: 'Panta Rhei.'" One Stop Arts, February 8, 2013.
Wright, Karen. "In the Studio: Keith Tyson, Artist." Independent (London), February 15, 2013.

Drucks, Achim. "12 Harmonics: Keith Tyson's Spectacular Work for Winchester House," Deutsche Bank Artmag, no. 67 (October 2011).

Bedford, Christopher. “Keith Tyson.” Artforum 48, no. 1 (September 2009): 300-01

Grants and Awards                 

Professorship, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters, University of Brighton

Begins association with PaceWildenstein, New York

Turner Prize

Institute of Contemporary Art: Arts and Innovation Award 1996

Selected Public Collections

Arts Council Collection, London
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Foundation François Pinault, Paris
French National Art Collection (FNAC), Paris
The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The South London Gallery Collection, London
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuelle Kunst (SMAK), Gent, Belgium
Tate Modern, London

Walleston, Aimee. "A Full Deck: Keith Tyson,", January 6, 2010.
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Drucks, Achim. "12 Harmonics: Keith Tyson's Spectacular Work for Winchester House," Deutsche Bank Artmag, no. 67 (October 2011).
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