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installation view, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

installation view, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

installation view, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

Installation view, Masks (Pentagon), Rockfeller Center, New York

Installation view, Masks (Pentagon), Rockfeller Center, New York

Installation view, Masks (Pentagon), Rockfeller Center, New York

Installation view, "Where the wild things are", Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Installation view, "Where the wild things are", Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Installation view, "Where the wild things are", Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

installation view, "FIGURY Z NOWEGO ŚWIATA", Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

installation view, "FIGURY Z NOWEGO ŚWIATA", Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Untitled (Sprawling Octopus Man)
256 x 213 x 152 cm

Tuf-cal, canapa, ferro, legno, grafite, carboncino
260 x 229 x 206 cm, particolare

Animal Mask 2009
Tuf-cal, canapa, ferro, legno
208 x 71 x 78 cm

installation view, "ODE", ZERO..., Milano

installation view, "ODE", ZERO..., Milano

Tuf-cal, canapa, ferro, legno rosso di California, grafite, carboncino
270 x 61 x 61 cm

Tuf-cal, canapa, ferro, legno rosso di California, grafite, carboncino
270 x 61 x 61 cm, particolare

Bronze Figure (Beginning)
228 x 142 x 101 cm

Half Eye Mask (Study - Sun/Moon)
Tuf-cal, canapa, grafite
83 x 60 x 17 cm

Bronze Head
legno, gesso, grafite, ferro
182 x 68 x 66 cm

grafite, matita colorata, carboncino, oilbar, Tuf-cal, canapa, ferro
91,5 x 68,5 x 17,7 cm

Boy No. 2
Tuf-cal, corda, ferro, grafite, legno
254 x 101,6 x 109,2 cm
installation view, "Kabul 3000 (Love among the cabbages)", ZERO..., Milano


born in Leeds, England,1972

lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.






De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



St. Martin's School of Art, London, England



Jacob Kramer Foundation College, Leeds, England



selected solo shows / 2 person shows




The Medusa and Other Heads, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

Pentagon; Masks, Rockfeller Center, Manhattan, NY, USA



Thomas Houseago: Studies ’98 – ‘14, Gemeentemuseum den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, Yorkshire, UK



Roman Figures, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy

Striding Figure / Standing Figure, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy

Thomas Houseago: As I Went Out One Morning, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville NY

 My Genghis Khan Suit / Like A Circle Around the Sun, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium



I’ll be your sister, Hauser & Wirth, London

Special Brew, Hauser & Wirth, London

The mess I’m looking for, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture: Thomas Houseago, Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture Southwood Garden, London

Thomas Houseago: Where the Wild Things Are, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England

Thomas Houseago: Hermaphrodite, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England

Lying Figure, High Line Art, New York 



The Beat of the Show (Outdoor Sculpture), Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK

What Went Down, Centre international d'art et du paysage de l'île de Vassivière

What Went Down, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

The Beat of the Show (Indoor Sculpure), Inverleith House, Edinburgh

All Together Now, L&M Arts, Los Angeles



Amy Bessone and Thomas Houseago, Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada

What Went Down, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

The Moon adn the Stars and the Sun, Michael Werner gallery, New York



ODE, ZERO…, Milano

Two FaceTwo, Veneklasen Werner, with Aaron Curry, Berlin

There’s a Crack in Everything, That’s How the Light Gets in, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Two Face, Ballroom Marfa, with Aaron Curry, Marfa, Texas



When Earth Fucks With Space, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Serpent, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Bastards, Herald St., London, England



A Million Miles Away, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster, Glasgow, Scotland



Solo presentation, Art Brussels, with gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium



Thomas Houseago, I Am Here, Selected Sculptures 1995-2003, S.M.A.K., Gent



Xavier Hufkens, (with Amy Bessone), Brussels



Something to Be, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam



Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam

Mum's tattoo, (with Matthew Monahan), curated by Luc Tuymans, SienLa, Antwerp



selected group shows




Picasso in contemporary art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg 



Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

Masks, JGM Galerie, Paris, France

1 + 1 = 1, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

Broken Gods Broken Heroes: Thomas Houseago, Jonathan Meese, Matthew Monahan, Slewe

Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

I may be wrong but I think you are beautiful, David Achenbach Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany



Beg, Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs CA 

L’art à l’endroit. Parcours d’art contemporain à Aix-en-Provence, Le Consortium, Aix-en-Provence, France



Group show 2012, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Figures from the new world, Centre for contemporary art Ujazdowsky Castle, Warsaw



American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection/ Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL

Frieze Art Fair 2011, Regent’s Park, London, UK

Le Printemps de Septembre – à Toulouse, Musée les Augustins/ DRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France

We Will Live, We Will See, Zabludowicz Collection, London

Flowers for Summer, Michael Werner Gallery, New York

Lustwarande (4th Edition International Sculpture Exhibition), Park de Oude Warande, Tilburg,

The Netherlands

Not on Your List and Not Present, The Granary, Litchfield County, CT

Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

The World Belongs to You, Punta della Dogana, Venice

Art Hong Kong ‘11, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China

In Praise of Doubt, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

Statuesque, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas



More Pricks Than Kicks, David RobertsArt Foundation, London

Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Artist's Museum, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Statuesque, City Hall Park, NY

The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK



California Maximalism, Nyehaus, New York

Beg Borrow and Steal, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Construct and Dissolve, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich

Maximilian Verlag, Munich, Germany

Thomas Houseago | Dieter Roth | André Thomkins, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp,


I giovani che visitano le nostre rovine non vi vedono che uno stile, GAM, Turin

Beaufort03. Art by the Sea, Blankenberge, Belgian seaside.

The Craft of Collecting, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago



BLACK SWAN, Michael Werner Gallery, Projectspace, London

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

ACCADEMIA: QUI ES-TU?, la Chapelle de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris

KABUL 3000 (Love among the cabbages), ZERO… Milan,

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin

Sonsbeek 2008, Arnhem.



Strange things permit themselves the luxury of occurring, curated by Steven Claydon, Camden Arts Center, London

Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, And More, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica

Personal Belongings – Contemporary Sculpture from Los Angeles, Sabine Knust

Galerie Maximilian Verlag, Munich



Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

Making and Finding, The Foundation To-Life, Mount Kisco, NY

Transformers, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The Glass Bead Game, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin, Germany



Both Ends Burning, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Six Outdoor Projects, L.I.U., Brooklyn, New York, NY



Passie in Beeld, ruimtelijk werk uit de collectie van de Nederlandsche Bank, Maliebeeld, Den Haag

Group show/artists of the gallery, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam



Stedelijk Museum in De NieuweKerk, Beelden/Sculpture 1947-2002, curated by Rudi Fuchs, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam



Rondom Jheronimous Bosch, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam



GladIJs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Werk boven de bank, Archipel, Apeldoorm



Morning Glory, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

Summer Show, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Acquisitions 1997, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam



New Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam



projects and commissions



Public Commission for Hoofdorp, Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands



Commission for the City of Harderwijk, The Netherlands

Commission for the Briljantlaan, City of Utrecht, The Netherlands



Sculpture Commission, Almere, The Netherlands (Mondriaan Stichting, Praktijkbureau)



Commission for De Nederlandsche Bank Library, The Netherlands


Selected Bibliography



Book and Catalogue:



Michaela Unterdörfer, Hauser & Wirth: 20 years, Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz



Thomas Houseago, Chiara Parisi, Susanne Titz, George Herold, Thomas

Houseago, Walther Konig



Nicholas Baume, Statuesque: Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Thomas

Houseago, Matthew Monahan, Rebecca Warren, exhibition’s catalogue, Public Art Fund, New York

Thomas Houseago, Michael Stanley, Thomas Houseago:What Went Down, exhibition’s catalogue, Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

Thomas Houseago, Sarah Watson, Dominique Astrid Lévy, Thomas Houseago: All

Together Now, exhibition’s catalogue, L & M Arts, Los Angeles

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Philipp Kaiser, Amy Bessone / Thomas Houseago, exhibition’s catalogue, Rennie Collection, Vancouver

Lupe Nunez-Fernandez, The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, exhibition’s catalogue, Saatchi Gallery, London

Juan Roselione-Valadez (ed.), American Exuberance. Rubell Family Collection, Miami, pp. 64 – 67



Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Jorge Luis Borges, The Library

of Babel-In and Out of Place,exhibition’s catalogue, Zabludowicz Collection, London

Thomas Houseago, Jon Wood, Enrico David, Thomas Houseago: The Moon and the Stars and the Sun, exhibition’s catalogue, Michael Werner Galerie, New York

Permanent Trouble: Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp München, exhbition’s catalogue, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg



Anne Ellegood, Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation,

Phaidon Press, London

Nicole Hackert, Thomas Houseago. Thomas Houseago: There is a Crack in

Everything. That’s How the Light Gets In, exhibition’s catalogue, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Juan Roselione-Valadez (ed.), Beg Borrow and Steal, exhibition’s catalogue, Rubell Family Collection, Miami



Rudi Fuchs, Thomas Houseago: When Earth Fucks With Space, exhibition’s catalogue, Gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels





Mark Coetzee (ed.), Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Red Eye, Los Angeles



Both Ends Burning, exhibition’s catalogue, David Kordansky Gallery, October



Stedelijk Museum in De Nieuwe Kerk no 1: Beelden 1947>2002 sculpture, Stichting Projecten De Nieuwe Kerk and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2001, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam



2001 a public space odissea, exhibition catalogue, Nieuwe Kunst in Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam



Articles and Reviews:



“First U.S. museum exhibition devoted to Contemporary sculptor Thomas

Houseago opens at Storm King.” Art Daily, June 3

“Thomas Houseago at Gagosian.” Vogue Italia, June 3

Boatright, Kristen. “Eye on Art [Video]-New Exhibitions at Storm King” Blouin ArtInfo,

May 30

Dan Duray, “Thomas Houseago Splits With Michael Werner, Plans Show With

Gagosian” GalleristNY, May 30

Michael Slenske, “Summer's Must-See Outdoor Art”, Architectural Digest, May
David Ebony, “Monsters on the Lawn: Thomas Houseago at Storm King”, Art in America, July 31
Piero Paolo Pancotto, “Thomas Houseago at Borghese Museum and Gallery”, Artforum, June 25


Kelly Crow, “Searching for the Next Art-World Star”, Wall Street Journal, November 29

“De Bruyckere and Houseago Records Set at Christie’s”, Gallerist NY, February 14

“Great St Helen’s Sculpture Space, Miechael Craig-Martin, Julian Opie, Thomas

Houseago, Yayoi Kusama, Dan Graham”, Artlyst, May 10

“Hans Josephson – A Body of Work”, Kilimag.com, July 27

“Mit wem schlafen Sie, Oskar Melzer?”, Monopol, August, p. 21

“Next Most Collectible Artists”, Art + Auction, June, pp. 105 – 106

“Thomas Houseago headed to the High Line this Friday” Gallerist NY, May 16

“Thomas Houseago”, Financial Times - Weekend, April 28-29, p. 15

“Thomas Houseago: Where the Wild Things Are”, Royal Academy of Arts

Magazine, July 26

“Trick or Treat?”, British Vogue, October, p. 318

Andrew Berardini, “Thomas Houseago”, Art Review, September, pp. 64 – 69

Laura Campbell, “Mega Good Space: Hauser & Wirth, Savile Row - Thomas

Houseago”, Mega Good Art, September 21

Ian Collins, “Norwich welcomes Thomas Houseago”, Norwich Evening News, August 9

Kelly Crow, “Searching for the Next Art-World Star”, The Wall Street Journal, November 29

Dan Duray, “Thomas Houseago Headed to the High Line This Friday”, Gallerist NY, May 16

John Patrick Egan, “Thomas Houseago at Hauser & Wirth”, One Stop Arts, September 10

Colin Gleadell, “Charles Saatchi’s best recent investments”, The Telegraph, February 20

Griffin, Jonathan. “Sacred Monsters”, Financial Times Weekend, August 18, pp. 14 – 19

Sophie Hastings, “Breaking the mould. How Thomas Houseago carved a path to sculpting stardom”, British GQ, p. 21

Jones, Jonathan, “Housago’s monstrous sculptures and Cecil Beaton on war – the

week in art”, The Guardian, August 31

Ben Luke, “Hot tickets”, Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, London, Autumn, p. 24

Kevin McGarry, “Out There. Art in Plein Air”, T: The New York Times Style Magazine,

July 24

Coline Milliard, “Classics”, Modern Painters, April, p. 87

Milliard, Coline. “’The best sculptures come from a struggle’: a Q&A with Thomas Houseago”, Blouin Artinfo, September 11

Coline Milliard, “Lauren Prakke”, Modern Painters, July-August, p. 75

Jack Nelson, “Art exhibition: I’ll be your sister/Special Brew – Thomas Houseago at Hauser & Wirth”, The Upcoming, September 8

Rob Sharp, “Thomas Houseago”, Modern Painters, December

Cornelius Tittel, “Coming into form. Thomas Houseago”, 032c, Winter, pp. 170 – 181

Cornelius Tittel, “Who ist this man?”, Welt,January 15

Judd Tully, “Despite Gripes About Thwarted VIPs, Art Bassel’s Languorous Two-Day Preview Nets Serious Sales”, Blouin Artinfo, June 13



Jori Finkel, “Sculptor Thomas Houseago’s shape-shifting world”, Los Angeles Times, January 2

“Artists’ Moves”, The Art Newspaper, December, p. 56

“In search of Michelangelo”, The Art Newspaper, October 12, p. 14

“London, Art Fair”, Wall Street Journal Europe, October 7, p. 15.

“Thomas Houseago. Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh”, Financial Times, December 24, p. 13

“Thomas Houseago”, Art, October 6, p. 22

“Thomas Houseago, Artist to Watch”, The Art Economist, April

Tim Ackermann, “Das grosse Unentschieden”, Die Welt. October 15, p. 28

Roxana Azimi, “Das Kunstmarkt-Briefing”, Monopol, December, p. 103

Rachel Corbett, ‘Frieze Art Fair. Frieze Week Guide 2011”, Artnet, October 12

Molly Enholm, “LA Sculptors. Thomas Houseago: Shape-Shifting Figures”, Art Ltd, May-June, pp. 40-41

Jori Finkel, “Notes from the Venice Biennale - Thomas Houseago's can't-be-missed sculpture at Palazzo Grassi”, Los Angeles Times, June 2

Jori Finkel, “Sculptor Thomas Houseago’s shape-shifting world”, Los Angeles Times, Jan 2

Gareth Harris, Charlotte Burns, “Artists are a-changing”, The Art Newspaper, December

Luke Heighton, “Reviews: UK: Thomas Houseago – What Went Down”, Art Review, December, p. 124

Natasha Hoare, “Thomas Houseago. Draw Me A Sculpture”, Elephant, Summer, Issue 7

Paul Hobson, “The highlights of 2011’s Frieze Art Fair”, Shortlist, October 6, p. 15

Thomas Houseago, Enrico David, “I’m fucked out of your mind”, Mousse Magazine, October, pp. 184-193

Jonathan Jones, “Martin Creed's stairway to heaven”, The Guardian, August 1

Leah Ollman, “Art Review: Thomas Houseago at L & M”, Los Angeles Times, February 3

Adam O’Reilly, “New Primitive: In the Studio With Thomas Houseago”, Art in America, January 25

Scott Reyburn, “Billionaires Lured by $350 Million Art as Frieze Fights Investors’ Concern”, Bloomberg, October 11, pp.1-2

Skye Sherwin, “Artist of the week 120 - Thomas Houseago”, The Guardian, Jan. 5

Skye Sherwin, “Frieze Art Fair and other openings London”, The Guardian, October 8, p. 35

Gina Thomas, “Kreditkartenzerstörmaschine”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 15, p. 41

Jackie Wullschlager, “Edinburgh Untamed”, Financial Times, August 5



Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, “Figuratively Speaking. A Conversation with Thomas Houseago”, Sculpture Magazine, November

Christopher Bedford, “New Images of the Old Man”, Art in America, October

Aaron Curry, “Thomas Houseago and Aaron Curry. Standing Figures”, Flash Art International, March

Marco Tagliaferro, “Thomas Houseago”, Flash Art Italy, February

Holland Cotter, “At a Biennial on a Budget, Tweaking and Provoking”, TheNew York Times, February 25th

Holland Cotter, “At a Biennial on a Budget, Tweaking and Provoking”, The New York Times, February 25

Aaron Curry, “Aaron Curry, Thomas Houseago. Conversation”, Flash Art, March-April, pp. 86-89

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, “Figuratively Speaking. A conversation with Thomas Houseago”, Sculpture, November, pp. 24-31

Paul Levy, “Energy Pulses Through Houseago's Sculpture”, The Wall Street Journal, December 31

Matthew Guy Nichols, “Thomas Houseago: Michael Werner Gallery”, Art in America, September 11

Degen Pener, “The Masculine Mystique”, Angeleno, April.

Dieter Roelstraete, “In Defense of Acephalia”, Mousse Magazine, September 8



Buhr von Elke, “Unheimliche Begegnung in der dritten Dimension”, Monopole, December

Riccardo Conti, “Fino al 2.XII.2009. Thomas Houseago, Milano, Magazzini di Porta Genova”, Exibart.com, Novembre 30th

Barbara Casavecchia, “Lo scultore californiano nascosto a Porta Genova”, Repubblica, November

“Thomas Houseago”, Domus, October

Dieter Roelstroete, “In Defense of Acephalia”, Mousse Magazine, April

Michael Ned Holte, “Back to the Monumental”, Kaleidoscope, March

David Kordansky, “Thomas Houseago”, Art in America, March

Sonia Campagnola, “Thomas Houseago”, Flash Art International, January /February

Catherine Wagley, “Bringing the Monument Back to Life”, Dailyserving.com, January 29th

Mariuccia Casadio, “Futurity”, Vogue Italy, January

“Thomas Houseago”, Mousse Magazine, April, p.46

Sonia Camoagnola, “Thomas Houseago. David Kordansky Gallery- Los Angeles”,

Flash Art, January- February

Michael Ned Holte, “Back to the Monumental. On the sculpture of Thomas Houseago”, Kaleidoscope, March, pp. 9-13

Kevin West, “Thomas Houseago and Aaron Curry”, W magazine, November



Hans Werner Holzwarth (ed.), Art Now 3, Taschen, Cologne

Sherwin, Skye. “Thomas Houseago.” Art Review, October.



Alexander Kennedy, “Thomas Houseago. A Million Miles Away”, The List, Issue 592, December 13

Roberta Smith, “Michael Queenland: Bread & Balloons”, The New York Times, March 9

Skye Sherwin, “Future Greats: Thomas Houseago”, Art Review, March



Karen Wright, “U.K. Artists Thrive, Why Not open Turner Prize?”, Bloomberg.com, December 28

Marc Spiegler, “LA art is here to stay”, The Art Newspaper International Edition, December 8

Kristen Peterson, “Good Shows”, Las Vegas Sun, December 8

Roberta Smith, “More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami”, The New York Times, December 9

Anne Rochette, Wade Saunders, “Place Matters: Los Angeles Sculpture Today”, Art in America, November

Alex Segade, “Nothing Up The Sleeve”, Art US, October / Novembre

Marc Spiegler, “American Renaissance”, The Art Newspaper Art Basel Daily Edition, June 14

Anne and Wade Saunders Rochette, “Place Matters: Los Angeles Sculpture Today”, Art in America, November



Dominic van den Boogerd, “De Frankenstein factor”, HP/De Tijd, November 3

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