1966         Born in Nottingham, England
1986         Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England
1989         BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, England

Photographer, sculptor and filmmaker. Mat Collishaw was born in Nottingham and studied at Goldsmith’s College in London. Much of his work contains historical and art-historical references to the interaction between nature and culture. Often the images are appropriated and digitally altered, the underlying theme being the relationship between representation and reality. The artist lives and works in London.

2008 – 2009         Mat Collishaw, Alalix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2008         Deliverance, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (solo)
2008         Shooting Star, Haunch of Venison, London, UK (solo)
2008         Summer Exhibition – In The Old Fashioned Way, Gallery 8, Royal Academi, Aberdour, UK
2007         Cornice Art Fair, Analix Forever, Geneva (solo)
2007         Venice Biennale
2007         Reconstruction #2, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire
2006         Handsome, Analix Forever, Geneva
2006         Buenas noches, Analix Forever, Geneva (solo)
2006         Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples (solo)
2005         No one is innocent, Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich (solo)
2005         The Parable Show, Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich
2005         Fragile, Analix Forever, Geneva
2005         Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK (solo)
2004         Analix Forever, Geneva
I, Assassin, Wallspace Gallery, New York
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Gardens, Tate Britain, London
2003         The Luminous Image, VI (curated by Franc Palaia), Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY
Retinal Stain/Persistance Retinienne, Artissima, Turin (November), Art Basel Miami (December)
Modern Art, London
Cadrage, Analix Forever, Geneva
2002 – 2003         Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples
2002         Penetration, Marriane Boesky Gallery/Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
Cosmic Galerie, Paris
Unexpected Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection:Art from 185 to the present, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Tableaux Vivants: Living Pictures and Attitudes in Photography, Film, and Video, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
Mirroring Evil/Nazi Imagery in Recent Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Nausea, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, England
New Religious Art, Liverpool Biennial curated by Neal Brown
2001         New Works, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Mat Collishaw, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England
Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy
New Works, Modern Art, London, England
Ultra Violet Baby, 4 day film screening, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, England
Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, NY
Lux Gallery, London, England
At Sea, Sainsbury Centre, UEA, Norwich, England
At Sea, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London, England
Electronic Maple, New York Centre for Media Arts, New York, NY
Sacred & Profane, A Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust Touring Exhibition, Sheffield, England
Claustrophobia, Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford, England
2000         Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
2000         Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
2000         1000+1 Nacht, Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria
2000         Sex and the British, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, France
2000         And She Will Have Your Eyes Forever, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
2000         Bierfest, VTO, London, England
1999         EXTRAerORDINAIRE, Printemps de Cahors, France
1999         Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
1999         Flesheaters, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
1998         Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998         Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, NY
1998         Exterminating Angel, Galerie Guislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
1998         Claustrophobia, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, AL
1998         Two person exhibition with Damien Hirst, Anne Faggionato, London, England
1998         London Calling, British Art School at Rome, Rome, Italy
1998         Close Echoes, City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1998         The Edge of Awareness, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY
1998         Then and Now, Lisson Gallery, London, England
1997         Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney, Australia
1997         Sensation: Young British Artist from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
1997         Full House: Young British Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
1997         Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
1997         Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy
1997         Duty Free Spirits, Lisson Gallery, London, England
1997         Urban Legends, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden Baden, Germany
1997         London Live, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
1997         The Citybank Private Bank Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, London, England
1997         Live/Life, Fundaçao de Descobertes, Lisbon, Portugal
1996         Control Freaks, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
1996         Fernbedienung/Does Television inform the Way Art is Made?, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
1996         The Inner Eye, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, England
1996         Manifesta, Natural History Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1996         The British Art Show IV, Hayward Gallery for the Arts, London, England
1996         Exchanging Interiors, Museun Van Loon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996         Comme un oiseau, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
1996         Hybrids, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996         Statements, Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
1996         Life/Live, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1995         Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
1995         Camden Arts Center, London, England
1995         The British Art Show IV, Hayward Gallery for the Arts, London, England
1995         Brilliant ! (New Art From London), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1995         Hardcore II, Factual Nonsense, London, England
1995         Minky Manky, South London Gallery, London, England
1995         The Fourth Istanbul Biennial, Art and Culture Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
1995         Wild Walls, Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1995         Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
1995         2+2 and 4 for 4, Karaoke, South London Gallery, London, England
1994         Institute for Cultural Anxiety, I.C.A., London, England
1994         Incertaine Identité, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
1994         Corpus Delicti-London in the 90’s, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994         Winter of Love II, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
1994         Soggetto-Soggetto, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
1994         Rien à signaler, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
1994         L’Hiver de l’Amour, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1994         Galerie Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy
1993         Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
1993         Centre d’art contemporain, Martigny, Switzerland

2001         ‘A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities’, Selections from the Vicki & Kent Logan Collection, CCAC, 2001
1999         ‘Vision. 50 years British Creativity’, Thames & Hudson. Text by David Sylvester,David Hockney, Melvin Bragg, Michael Craig – Martin, Nicholas Serota
1998         ‘Real/Life: New British Art’, exhibition catalogue, published by The Asahi Shimbun, Japan
1997         ‘Mat Collishaw ‘, Jon Thompson, Artimo Foundation
1997         ‘Screen’, portfolio of 11 prints by 12 artists, Anne Faggionato Gallery, published by Charles Booth-Clibborn
1996         Push Ups, exhibition catalogue, Athens
1996         Live/Life exhibition catalogue, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1996         Digital Gardens: A world in Mutation, exhibition catalogue, The Power Plant
1996         Fernbedienung, exhibition catalogue, Grazer Kunstverein
1995         Manifesta One, exhibition catalogue, Rotterdam
1995         Corpus Delicti, Kunstforeeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Torben Christensen and Andrew Renton
1995         British Art Show, National Touring Exhibitions, A Hayward Gallery Publication
1995         Istanbul Biennial exhibition catalogue, Istambul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Turkey
1994         Sogetto Sogetto, Castello di Rivoli, Italy, Giorgio Verzotti & Antonella Russo
1993         Aperto, Venice Biennale XLV