David Batchelor

Dundee, Scotland, 1955. Lives and works in London, England


MA Cultural Studies Centre of Contemporary Cultural Studies University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England

BA (Hons) Fine Art Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England

Foundation Course Watford College of Art, Hertfordshire, England

Solo Exhibitions

Woven Things, Cecilia Brunson Projects, London, England
Transparent Things, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

I-Cons and Ex-Cons, Kestle Barton, England

Colour is, Compton Verney, England

New Work, Waddington Custot, Londond, England

My Own Private Bauhaus, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Psychogeometry 2 (curated by David Thomas), Site Eight Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Psychogeometry, Matt’s Gallery, London, England
Chromatology, Ab-Anbar Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Reef, Handel Street Projects, London, England
Glowsticks, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

Monochrome Archive 1997-2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
Flatlands Remix,Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Chromolocomotion, Terrace Wires Commission, St Pancras Station, London, England
David Batchelor:Concretos, New Art Centre, Wiltshire; Salisbury, England

Wall to Wall (curated by João Bandeira), Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo, Brazil
Flatlands, Fruitmarket Gallery, Endiburgh, Scotland; Spike Island, Bristol, England

Magic Hour, GEM, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Brighton-Palermo ReMix, Brighton Festival, Brighton, England
Slugfest, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Magic Pavement , Pavement Gallery, Manchester, England

2D3D, Karsten Schubert, London, England

Chromophilia, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Backlights, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

Unplugged, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Unplugged (Remix) Wilkinson Gallery, London, England
David Batchelor & Nikolai Suetin, Ingleby Gallery,Edinburgh, Scotland

Festival Remix (Christmas Lights Commission), South Bank Centre, London, England
Candela V & VI, Ingleby Gallery (off-site) Old Royal High School, Edinburgh, Scotland
Candela 7/450 (For the Death Star), Victorian Palmhouse, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland
Wilkinson Gallery, London, England

Ten Silhouettes, Gloucester Road Undergound Station, London, England

Shiny Dirty, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

Spectrum of Hackney Road, Wilkinson Gallery, London, England

Barrier, 38 Langham Street, London, England

Shiny Dirty, Habitat, London, England

Electric Colour Tower, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London, England
Apocalypstick, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, England

Monochromobiles, The Economist Plaza, London, England

Shelf-Like, Frame-Like, Note-Like, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, England
Polymonochromes, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England

Polymonochrome Drawings, Soho House, London, England

Serial Color, Curtain Road Arts, London, England

Group Exhibitions

David Batchelor | Alfredo Volpi, Cecilia Brunson Projects, England
Chromophilia (curated by Tanya Barson), Hauser and Wirth, Switzerland
Art is the Antidote, Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands

Colour Space, Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome, Italy
House Share, Firstsite, Colchester, England

PRISM (curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney), Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
The Everyday and the Extraordinary, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
The Monochrome: New Beginnings, JPNF Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Criminal Ornamentation (curated by Yinka Shonibare), Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, UK
Great Artists | Great Teachers, The Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth, UK
Una Cierta Oscuridad (curated by Alexandra Laudo), CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
The Everyday and Extraordinary, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Sette Opere per la Misericordia (curated by Mario Codognato), Capella del Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, Italy
Monochrome: Empty & Full (curated by David Sequeira), Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Ingleby Gallery Presents, Fitzrovia Chapel, London,England
Totem: Spirit Beings & Sacred Objects, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Art of the Postcard, Handel Street Projects, London, England
Roesler Hotel: Purity is a Myth, (curated by Michael Asbury), Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
Between Poles and Tides, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Seven Works for Mercy, Italian Cultural Institute, London, England
colour is, Waddington Custot, London, England
A Certain Kind of Light, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, England

5 Years at Heddon Street, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra
Three Triptychs (curated by Mario Codognato), Galleria d’arte contemporanea a Napoli, Naples, Italy
Night in the Museum, The Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England
NEON: The Charged Line, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England
Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England
Light Show, CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile
FOUND, The Foundling Museum, London, England

Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London, England
In Light of the Monochrome, Dye House Gallery, Bradford, England
Trial/Error/Art, The Holden Gallery, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
Sprayed, Gagosian Gallery, London, England
Light Show International Tour, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; Benaki Museum’s, Pireos St Annexe, Athens, Greece
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England

Colour on Paper, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
50 Years On: The Centre of Contemporary Cultural Studies, MAC Birmingham, England
Black and White (curated by Cornelia Parker), Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, England
Somewhat Abstract, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England
Uniquo, Galeria Carbono, São Paulo, Brazil
Shelf Show, Galerie Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract Drawing (curated by Richard Deacon), The Drawing Room, London, England

Why Painting Now?, Vienna, Austria
White, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Touching Colour, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Fragile?, Le Stanze del Vetro, Venice, Italy
Tell me whom you haunt: Marcel Duchamp and the contemporary readymade, London, England
Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Illuminated – QUAD Gallery, Derby, England
Luz na Cidade, Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
The Curator’s Egg Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, England
Phantom Limb, LiMAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Lima, Lima, Peru

Gravity’s Rainbow, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lumiere, various venues, Durham, England
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture Part 1, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
A Painting Show, Autocentre, Berlin, Germany

Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London, England
Fast Forward – Arte Contemporânea Britânica no Brasil, Espaço David Ford, Centro Britânico Brasileiro, São Paulo, Brazil
Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna, Germany
FIAT LUX, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural de La Coruña, Spain
Open Light in Private Spaces: Biennale fur Internationale Lichtkunst, multiple venues, Unna, Germany
The Gathering, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England
Party, New Art Gallery, Walsall, England

Almost Nothing, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England
Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, London, England
Repeat Please, Stedelijk Museum’s, Hertogenbosch, Holland
Presque Rein III, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England
Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today,Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
The Sculpture Show, V22, London, England
Kaleidoscopic Revolver, Hanjiyun Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
Better than Grey, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, London, England
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, USA
London Calling, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Sculpture from the Scrapyard, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England
Conversations, Kettle’s Yard Museum & Art Gallery, Cambridge, England
The Color Chart, MoMA, New York, USA
1st Folkestone Triennial – Tales of time and space, Folkestone, England

Passion Complex – Selected Works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Art Car Boot Fair 2007, London, England
Front Room / Killing Room, David Risley Gallery, London, England
Rummage: Sculptors’ Drawings, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester, England
Light, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, England
David Batchelor & Nikolai Suetin, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Echo Room, Alcala 31 (organized in collaboration with the British Council), Madrid, Spain
Shifting Ground, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, England
Abstraction: Extracting from the World, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield, England

A noir, E blanc, I rouge, u vert, o bleu – Farben, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg – Germany
off-site projects at the Palm House, Botanic Gardens and Old School, Edinburgh
Thread, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, England
Backdrop, Bloomberg Space, London, England
Multiplication, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Materical World – Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Backdrop, Bloomberg Space, London, England

Radiance, Off-site projects in the Merchants’ Quarter, Glasgow, Scotland
Double Meaning, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Contrabandistas de Imagenes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
Untitled, Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
David Batchelor e Joao Paulo Feliciano, curadoria de Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
The Art of White, The Lowry, Salford, England
Tall Stories, MOT, London, England
Colour my World, Riflemaker, London, England

26th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sodium and Asphalt, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Chromosexuals, Galleri Bouhlou, Bergen, Norway
Some Versions of Light, The Telephone Repeater Station, Richmond, North Yorkshire, England
One Night Stand, PEARL at El Montan Motor Hotel, México

In Good Form: Recent Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England
Embargo, Aubery Square, London, England
Primary Colours, City Gallery, Leicester, England
Days Like These – Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art, Tate Gallery, London, England

Furori Uso, Ferrotel, Pescara, Italy
Colour Love, Johnson County Community College, Kansas, USA
New Religious Art, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England
Henry Peacock Gallery, London, England

Ruby, PEARL, London, England
The Magic Hour: Art and Las Vegas, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
Another Britannia, Tecla Sala, Barcelona touring to Foundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander, Spain
Amidst Concrete, Clay and General Decay, Konstfack Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Perfidy, Monastere de la Tourette, France and Kettles Yard, Cambridge, England
British Art Show 5, Edinburgh, Southampton, Cardiff and Birmingham, England
Fact and Value, Charlotttenberg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Give and Take, Jerwood Space, London, England

NINENINENINETYNINE, Wilkinson Gallery, London, England
Postmark – An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA
Limit Less, curated by Matthew Higgs, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
East Wing, Courtauld Institute, London, England

Then and Now, Lisson Gallery, London, England
One Wheel on my Monochromobile, Limited Edition for Camden Arts Centre, London, England

East International, The Sainsbury Centre / Norwich School of Art, Norwich, England

Station Transformation, Central Bus Station, Tel Aviv, Israel
Abstractions, Byam Shaw, Concourse Gallery, London, England

Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

Approaches to Realism, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Goldsmiths Gallery, London, England

Rotation, Esther Schipper Gallery, Cologne, Germany


Sixty Minute Spectrum, Hayward Gallery, London, England
P-A-R-A-D-E, Summer in the Square, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, England

Lyric Hammersmith, London, England

Chromolocomotion, comissioned by Terrace Wires, ST. Pancras International Station, London, England

Spectrum on the Hill, site specific installation, Haman the Hill, Seoul, South Korea
Big Rock Candy Fountain, site specific installation, Archway Tower, London, England

Spectrum of 1st Street, site specific installation, 1011 1st Street, Washington D.C., USA
Walldella, Dundee, site specific installation, McManus Galleries, Dundee, Scotland

Hong Kong Fesdalla, site specific installation, The British Council, Hong Kong, China

Against Nature, site specific installation, University of Warwick, Coventry, England

Treasury Magic Hour, site specific installation, The Treasury, London, England
West Wing Spectrum, site specific installation, St Bart’s Hospital, London, England

Evergreen, site specific outdoor work, More London, Tower Bridge, London, England

Electric Colour Picture, edition of 75 three-dimensional works, The Multiple Store, London, England

Chromodesks, site specific installation, Pier Trust, London, England
Quick Change Room, site specific installation, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, England

Selected Public Collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland
British Council, England
Government Art Collection, England
Leeds City Art Gallery, England
The Saatchi Gallery, England
TATE, England

Winter Light: David Batchelor, Sixty Minute Spectrum

Southbank Centre

Discover : David Batchelor on the fear of color

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag & GEM: David Batchelor Inspired by Mondriaan