Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas (b.1962) is a photographer, sculptor, and installation artist, and an active member of the Young Brittish Artist  circle that emerged in London in the 1990s. Lucas briefly attended the Working Men’s College and the London College of Printing, before completing her studies at Goldsmiths College in 1987. Best known for her brash and ironic self-portraits, Lucas has addressed many sexual stereotypes in her art, often by adopting the very language of the aggressor. In 2000, Lucas had a solo exhibition at the Sadie Coles Gallery in London, The Fag Show, where her work demonstrated an affinity for the cigarette as a new medium in art. Lucas’s art has always been concerned with materiality, and many of her works allow objects to take on new meanings. She often uses furniture as a stand-in for the human body, and occasionally uses objects such as cigarettes to create the human form. In 1996, the BBC documentary Two Melons and a Stinking Fish was released, documenting Lucas’s artistic career and life.


Solo Exhibitions


           British Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2015, Venice, Italy

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK



Sarah Lucas Furniture, Sadie Coles HQ (off-site), Milan, Italy

NUD NOB, Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY)

Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland


 NOB + Gelatin, Secession, Vienna

SITUATION Absolute Beach Man Rubble, Whitechapel Gallery, London (cat.)

Sarah Lucas Furniture, CFA, Berlin

SITUATION ROMANS, Sadie Coles, London 



SITUATION FRANZ WEST, Sadie Coles, London 

Sarah Lucas, Home Alone Gallery, New York

SITUATION WHITE HOLE, Sadie Coles, London (with Rohan Wealleans)

Ordinary Things, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (cat.)

SITUATION ROSE BUSH, Sadie Coles, London

NUDS,Anahuacalli de Diego Rivera (Kurimanzutto off-site), Mexico City, Mexico (cat.)

SITUATION MAKE LOVE, Sadie Coles, London



 LUCAS-BOSCH-GELATIN, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (cat.)

NUZ: Spirit of Ewe, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand


 Penetralia, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

NUDS CYCLADIC, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

Perceval, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK


 NUDS, 13 Dover Street, London


Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (TX), USA

Penetralia, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Perceval, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK

Perceval, Doris C Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York (NY)


 Fiac! Booth: Sarah Lucas, Matthew Barney & Richard Prince, Sadie Coles HQ /

Gladstone Gallery, London, Grand Palais, Paris

Venitas, Der Hallen, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands


 Sarah Lucas, Art Basel Miami Beach Booth, Sadie Coles HQ, Miami (FL), USA

GOD IS DAD, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY), (cat.)

Sarah Lucas, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg,

Germany; Tate, Liverpool, UK (cat.)


   In-A-Gadda-Da-Vidda (with Angus Fairhurst and Damien Hirst), Tate Britain, London (cat.)


Temple of Bacchus (with Colin Lowe and Roddy Thomson), Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (cat.)


 Sarah Lucas room installation at Tate Modern, London

Charlie George, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin


 CAKE, Sarah Lucas at Counter Editions, London


 The Fag Show, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Sarah Lucas  Beyond the Pleasure Principle, The Freud Museum, London

Sarah Lucas: Self Portraits and More Sex, Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain (cat.)

Sarah Lucas, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Sarah Lucas, The Armory Show Booth, New York (NY) USA


 Beautiness, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Sarah Lucas, Art Cologne Booth, Cologne, Germany

1998    Odd-bod Photography (with Angus Fairhurst), Sadie Coles HQ, London; Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

The Old In Out, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY)


The Law, (organised by Sadie Coles), St Johns Lofts, London

Bunny Gets Snookered, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Car Park, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, German (cat.)


Sarah Lucas, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (cat.)

Sarah Lucas, Portikus, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

Is Suicide Genetic?, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin


 Supersensible, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY)


 Got a Salmon On (Prawn), Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London

Where's My Moss, White Cube, London


The Shop (with Tracey Emin), 103 Bethnal Green Road, London

From Army to Armani (with Tracey Emin), Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland

1992    Penis Nailed to a Board, City Racing, London

The Whole Joke, Kingly Street, London

Group Exhibitions


 Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna

Avatar und Atavismus: Outside der Avantgarde, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield, Museum Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, Museo Jumex, Mexico City

The Great Mother, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy (curated by Massimiliano Gioni)

Beyond Limits: The Landscape of British Sculpture 1950 – 2015, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK

Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851, Triennale in Milan, Milan, Italy

Shifting Subjects, Abbey Walk Gallery, North East Lincolnshire, UK

Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield, Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield, UK (from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection)

THEM, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

The Great Mother, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy (curated by Massimiliano Gioni)

TERRAPOLIS, NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery, French School at Athens, Athens (curated by Iwona Blazwick)

Love For Three Oranges, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London

Self: Image and Identity, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

The Noing Uv It, curated by Martin Clark and Steven Claydon, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

La Peregrina, curated by Jenny Saville, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Sense (Un)Certainty: A Private Collection, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 

Sleepless – The bed in history and contemporary art, 21er Haus, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna (curated by Mario Codognato)


UNE HISTOIRE (art archi design, des années 80 à nos jours) / A HISTORY (art architecture design, from the 80s to now), Mnam Centre Pompidou, Paris

Crucible 2, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, United Kingdom

Shit and Die – One Torino, organized by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy

Disturbing Innocence, curated by Eric Fischl, FLAG Art Foundation, New York (NY)

The Bad Shepherd: The Brueghel Dynasty in Conversation with Contemporary Art, Christie’s Mayfair, London

do it, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town

A Very Short History of Contemporary Sculpture, curated by Francesco Bonami, Phillips, London

Nirvana, mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland

Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo; Itami City Museum of Art / The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan

La Gioia, Maison Particulière, Brussels

Danjuma Collection: One Man’s Trash (is Another Man’s Treasure), 33 Fitzroy Square, London

Corpus, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Le musée d’une nuit (script for leaving traces), curated by Vincent Honoré, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris

Benglis 73 / 74, Neon Parc, Melbourne, Australia

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

Today’s Specials, Pace London, London

Urs Fischer curated show, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Stanze/Rooms: Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Me Collectors Room Berlin, Olbricht Foundation, Berlin

Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Hertfordshire, UK

The Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Vienna

Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo; Itami City Museum of Art, Itami, Japan and Kochi Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan

Front Row, CFA, Berlin


do it, Stacion-Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Prishtina

1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf & Bekleidung, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

do it, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, United


Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (NY) (cat.)

BRITISH BRITISH POLISH POLISH: Art from Europe's Edges in the Long '90s and

Today, Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Zamek, Warsaw (cat.)

Lightness of Being, The Public Art Fund at City Hall Park, New York (NY)

Somos Libres, curated by Neville Wakefield, MATE, Lima

Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors, Freud Museum, London

Art, Club Culture, Fashion, ICA off-Site, Old Selfridges Hotel, London

Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK

SNAP: Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Snape, UK

Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (cat.)

FLESH REALITY, Point Zero, London

Dreams of Reason: Highlights of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland (cat.)

Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK

In the Heart of the Country, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (cat.)


Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (PA), USA (cat.)

The Weak Sex—How Art Pictures the New Male, Kunstmuseum Bern, Germany (cat.)

Looking at the View/em>, Tate Britain, London

Group Exhibition Curated By Clarissa Dalrymple, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels (cat.)

NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet, Set Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York (NY) (cat.)

2012    Gnadenlos: Künstlerinnen und das Komische, Kunsthalle Vogelman, Heilbronn, Germany (cat.)

Death to Death and other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK (cat.)

Sex and Design, Triennale di Milano, Design Museum, Milan, Italy (cat.)

Freedom Not Genius, Works from Damien Hirst’s collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy (cat.)

The Far and The Near, Tate St Ives, UK

Sculptural Matter, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, Australia (cat.)

Free: Art by offenders, secure patients and detainees, curated by Sarah Lucas, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Pothole, Salon 94, New York (NY)

Disagreeable Object, SculptureCenter, Long Island City (NY), USA (cat.)

Self-Portrait, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (cat.)

Buy My Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York (NY)

Portrait of the Artist As..., Courtauld Gallery, London

INPUT #4: Second Skin, VPL / Vara Art, New York (NY)

Print/Out, Museum of Modern Art, New York (NY)

Beautiful Penis, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

The Spirit Level (curated by Ugo Rondinone), Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY)

Art Exchange, Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

Selling Sex, SHOWstudio, London

Made In Britain, Benaki Museum, Athens

Simon Fujiwara: Since 1982, Tate St Ives, UK (cat.)

2011    Diferencia y Acuerdo, ESPACIO MÍNIMO, Madrid

Home Alone, curated by Sarah Aibel, Sender Collection, Miami (FL), USA

Neon + Vinyl, Plus Art Projects, Londonewcastle Project Space, London

Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (cat.)

Mindful, Imperial War Museum & Old Vic Tunnels, London

Camulodunum, Firstsite, Colchester, UK (cat.)

Snap: Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Snape, UK

Forcemeat, Wallspace Gallery, New York (NY)

Women Make Sculpture, Pangolin London, London (cat.)

The Luminous Interval D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao,

Spain (cat.)

Destello, Foundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City (cat.)

THE LAST FIRST DECADE, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal

X, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

L’art de Menjar / Eating Art, La Pedrera, Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (cat.)

Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (NY) (cat.)

The Luxury of Dirt, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland

Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London (cat.)

The Life of the Mind, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

Le Paris Bar à Paris, Suzanne Tarasiève Galerie, Paris


 How Soon Now, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (FL), USA

Plus Ultra: Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (cat.)

Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando?, Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Gallarate, Italy (cat.)

Face Au Mur. Papiers Peints Contemporains / Covering the wall. Contemporary wallpapers, Musée de design es d`arts appliques contemporains (MUDAC), Lausanne, Switzerland (cat.)

Highlights from the Collection, Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas (TX), USA

CREAM – Damien Hirst & Contemporaries, Kiasma, Helsinki

The Last Newspaper, New Museum, New York (NY) (cat.)

Happy End, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany

Young British Art, Johyun Gallery

British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle and New Art Exchange, Nottingham

FRESH HELL: Carte Blanche à Adam McEwen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Crucible, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, UK (cat.)

The Concrete Show, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

The New Décor, Hayward Gallery, London, touring to Garage: Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (cat.)

Super Farmers’ Market, Handel Street Projects, London

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (cat.)

The Surreal House, Barbican Art Gallery, London (cat.)

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London (cat.)

D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London (cat.)

Sexuality and Transcendence, Pinchuck Art Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine (cat.)

Art, curated by Michael Craig-Martin, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin (cat.)

KNOCK KNOCK: Who's There? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York (NY)

Pop Life, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Pop Life, National Gallery of Canada, Ontario (cat.)

Walls are Talking, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (cat.)


Pop Life: Art in a Material World, Tate Modern, London (cat.)

Past Present: Where the modern and the historic meet, Nunnington Hall, York, UK

British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning 1967-2009, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase (NY), USA (cat.)

Precarious Form, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, London

Andrea Rosen Gallery Summer Show, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (NY)

Passports. In Viaggio Con l'Arte, Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

The Female Gaze: Women Look At Women, Cheim & Read, New York (NY)

Gone to Earth, Isis Gallery, London

V22 PRESENTS: The Sculpture Show, Oysters Ain’t, The Almond Building, The Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London

Contemporary Eye: Material Matters, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

Yes or No and/or Yes and No, Western Bridge, Seattle (CA), USA

The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Mori Art Museum, Japan (cat.)

Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester; Compton Verney, Warwickshire; The Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (cat.)

2008    listen darling… the world is yours, Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection,

Art Centre, Cascais, Portugal

Excerpt, Selections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie (NY), USA (cat.)

On Shifting Ground In New York (Lecture), Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie (NY), USA

Cult of the Artist: “I can’t just slice off an ear every day”, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (cat.)

Held Together with Water, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey (cat.)

DARKSIDE, Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland (cat.)

Female Trouble, Die Kamera als Spiegel und Bühne weiblicher Inszenierungen, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (cat.)

The Hamsterwheel, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

Devastation and Depreciation, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York (NY)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Collection as Aleph, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria

Female Trouble, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (cat.)

Films, Sadie Coles HQ, London

GOD & GOODS: Spirituality and Mass Confusion, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy (cat.)

(Auction) RED, Gagosian Gallery, New York (NY)

Blasted Allegories, Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (cat.)

Soufflé, eine Massenausstellungi, Kunstraum, Inssbruck, Germany (cat.)

2007    Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum, New York (NY) (cat.)

Soufflé, eine Massenausstellung, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

The Third Mind : Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (cat.)

The Naked Portrait, 1900-2007, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (cat.)

Hamster Wheel, Venice Biennale, Venice (cat.), Traveling to Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France and Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

Held Together With Water : Art from the Sammlung Verbund, MAK, Austria

Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006, Guangdong Museum of Art, Beijing, China (cat.)

Back to Hackney, Hackney Arts Club, London

Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York NY, Traveling to Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley (MA), USA (cat.)

FRANZ WEST Soufflé, eine Massenausstellung Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (cat.)

In the Darkest Hour there May be Light: Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection, Serpentine Gallery, London (cat.)

This is Not For You : Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar Reggae, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (cat.)

The Wonderful Fund: Art for the New Millenium 2000 – 2005, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

How to Improve the World, Hayward Gallery, London (cat.)

Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Prints, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Body Soul Face: The Position of Women from the 16th-21st Century, Leopold Museum, Vienna (cat.)

Art Car Boot Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Il diavolo del focolare: The Devil of Hearth and Home, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy (cat.)

Dada’s Boys, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Contemporary British Art for China, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; Shanghai Art Musuem, Shanghai; The Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China


Empreinte Moi, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

BritPrint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (cat.)

The Prop makers, MOT, London

The Wonderful Fund Collection, Arts in Marrakech Festival, Marrakech, Morocco


Rundlederwelten, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Light Art from Artificial Light, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)

Drunk vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)

Y[oung] B[ritish] A[rtists] Criss-Crossed, Galleri Kaare Bernsten, Oslo (cat.)

Julia Bornefeld Jimmie Durham Michael Kienzer Martin Kippenberger Sarah Lucas

Franz West Erwin Wurm Sculpture, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria (cat.)

Body: New Art from the UK, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada; Oakville Art Galleries, Oakville, Canada; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada (cat.)

Critics Choice, FACT, Liverpool, UK


Works from the Boros collection (Werke aus der Sammlung Boros), Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)

Central Station: La collection Harald Falckenberg, la maison rouge, Paris (cat.)

Part I – LAT – Living: De Leegte (the Emptiness), Odapark, Venray, Netherlands


Gifted, The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London, London

Drunk vs. Stoned, General Store in association with Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)

Esprit/Spirit, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Atomkrieg, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (cat.)

Man, Rubble, London

57th Aldeburgh Festival, Contemporary British Sculpture at Snape (Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas), Snape, UK

Skulptur: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Komik / Sculpture

Precarious Realism between the Melancholy and the Comical, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (cat.)

Central Station, collection Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge – Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris (cat.)

From Above, Georg Kargl, Vienna

2003    Love Me. Post-Feminist Art of the 1990's from the Goetz Collection, Bergen Art

Museum, Bergen, Norway; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (cat.)

Narcissus: New Visions of Self Representation, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France

Viereeuwen roken in de kunst: Tabak en taboe – van Jan Steen tot Pablo Picasso, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands (cat.)

Fourth Plinth Project, (Trafalgar Square), National Gallery, London

Cruel Fat, MOT, London

The Dead Bird Show, Whitechapel Project Space, London

Franz West and Friends, Austrian Cultural Institute, London

Plunder, Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee, Scotland (cat.)

Breathing the Water, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Sogni e Conflitti: La dittatura dello spettatore, 50. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (cat.)

Outlook: International Art Exhibition, Athens (cat.)

Bad Behaviour from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire, UK; Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberrystwyth, Wales; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales; The Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK; Tullie House, Carlisle, UK (cat.)

Flesh for Fantasy, Officina Giovani/Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

A Bigger Splash: Uma Seleção de Arte Britânica da Coleção da Tate 1960-2003 / A Bigger Splash: A Selection of British Art from Tate Collection 1960-2003, Pavilhão Lucas Nogueria Garcez – Oca Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo and Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (cat.)_

BIDA 2003 – Bienal Internacional del Deporte en el Arte, Salamanca, Spain

Contemporary British Art Exhibition, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, (Curated by the British Council)


 Face Off: A Portrait of the Artist, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England, Touring to

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK (cat.)

Location: UK, Gimpel Fils, London

COPY, Roth Horowitz, New York (NY)

Art Crazy Nation Show (Curated by Matthew Collings), Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (cat.)

Comer o no Comer/To Eat or Not to Eat, Centro De Arte Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain (cat.)

Campy Vampy Tacky, La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France (cat.)

Second Skin, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (cat.)

Common Days: Contemporary British Photography, American Federation Of Arts, New York (NY)

The Rowan Collection – Contemporary British and Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (cat.)

New – Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary British Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (cat.)

PoT: The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art – The Independent, Liverpool, England (cat.), Travelling to Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Archivio Pons Artxiboa, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, Donostia – San Sebastían, Spain

Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion since 1970, Barbican Centre Art Galleries, London (cat.)


 Neon, Inaugural Exhibition, Neon Gallery, London

The Colony Room Club – 2001 A Space Oddity, A22 Projects, London (cat.)

Close Encounters of the Art Kind, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Surreal Woman: Femaleness and the Uncanny in Surrealism, Kunsthalle

Bielefeld, Germany (cat.)

No World Without You – Reflections of Identity in New British Art, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel (cat.)

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (cat.)

Field Day – Sculpture from Britain, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, China (cat.)

Ohne Zögern – Without Hesitation: Views of the Olbricht Collection, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany (cat.)

Freestyle: Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (cat.)

Breaking the Mould: 20th Century British Sculpture from Tate, Norwich Castle

Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, UK (cat.)

Public Offerings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA (cat.)

Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London (cat.)

City Racing 1988-1998: a Partial Account, I.C.A., London (cat.)

Uniform: Order and Disorder, Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy (cat.)

Chairs, Castello di Udine, Udine, Italy

Die unheimliche Frau, Weiblichkeit im Surrealismus, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (cat.)


Quotidiana: the Continuity of the Everyday, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (cat.)

Zona F, Espai d'Art Contemporain de Castello, Valencia, Spain (cat.)

DRIVE power, progress, desire, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (cat.)

Psycho (Curated by Danny Moynihan), Anne Faggianato Fine Art, London (cat.)

Human Being and Gender: 2000 Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea (cat.)

Sex and the British, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg and Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris (cat.)

The British Art Show 5, Hayward Touring Exhibitions, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Botanic Gardens et al, Edinburgh; Southampton Art Gallery, John Hansard Gallery and Millais Gallery, Southampton, UK; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, Centre for Visual Arts and Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Wales; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (cat.)

About Collage (Curated by Peter Blake), Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (cat.)

The Anagrammatical Body, ZKM Centre for Media Art and Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Puerile 69: Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (cat.)

Hoxton HQ, Sadie Coles HQ at Hoxton House, London

Intelligence: New British Art 2000, Tate Britain, London (cat.)

Body Beautiful, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris

Death Race 2000, Thread Waxing Space, New York (NY), UK

Hypermental, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)

The Oldest Possible Memory, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St Gallen, Switzerland (cat.)


Gallery Swap, Sadie Coles HQ at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

This is Modern Art, Three billboards by Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk and Martin Creed, commissioned by Channel 4 for the television series at sites across London in June, London

Art Lovers, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

Me Myself I, Contemporary Self Images, Haags Historisch Museum, The Hague, Netherlands (cat.)

The Anagrammatical Body, Neu Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria (cat.) and touring to ZKM Centre for Media Art and Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)

Sensation: Young British Artists in the Saatchi Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York (NY)


Artists from the UK II, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany (cat.)

Die Rache der Veronika: Fotosammlung Lambert, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg,

Germany (cat.)

Real Life: New British Art, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan; Fukuoka City Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Hiroshima City Museum of

Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo;

Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Ashiya, Japan (cat.)

Photography As Concept - 4 Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen, Galerien der

Stadt Esslingen Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany (cat.)

Hungry Ghosts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (cat.)

New Art From Britain, Innsbruck Kunstraum, Innsbruck, Austria (cat.)

Maximum Diversity, Galerie Krinzinger in den Benger Fabrik, Bregenz and Academy of Arts, Vienna

Contemporary British Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (cat.)

Sensation: Young British Artists in the Saatchi Collection, Hamburgerbahnhof, Berlin

Emotion: Young British and American Art from the Goetz Collection, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (cat.)

Maximum Diversity, Atelierhaus der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Vienna (cat.)

No Sex Please We're British, Curated by Dazed and Confused, Shisedo Gallery, Tokyo


Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London (cat.)

Assuming Positions, ICA, London (cat.)

Peripheral Visionary, De Fabrik, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Treasure Island, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal

Package Holiday - Works from the Ophiuchus Collection, Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece (cat.)

Strange Days, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (cat.)

Sensation: Young British Artists in the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Art, London (cat.)

Work in progress and or finished, Ubermain, Los Angeles (CA), USA

1996    Co-operators, Southampton City Art Gallery and Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK (cat.)

From Figure to Object: a Century of Sculptors' Drawings, Frith Street Gallery and Karsten Schubert Gallery, London (cat.)

Live/Life, ARC Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Belem Museum, Lisbon, Portugal (cat.)

Full House, Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, Germany (CD-rom cat.)

Masculin/Feminine, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (cat.)

1995    Minky Manky, South London Gallery, London (cat.)

Corpus Delicti: London in the 1990s, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark (cat.)

ARS 95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (cat.)

Brilliant! New Art From London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MI and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), USA (cat.)


Watt, Witte de With and Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands (cat.)

Football Karaoke, Portikus, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (cat.)

Not Self Portrait, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London

1993    Sarah Lucas and Steven Pippin, Project Room, Museum of Modern Art, New York (NY) (cat.)

Young British Artists II, Saatchi Collection, London (cat.)

Monika Spruth, Cologne, Germany


Karsten Schubert Gallery, London

Lea Andrews, Keith Coventry, Anya Gallaccio, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Steven Pippin, Marc Quinn, Marcus Taylor, Rachel Whiteread, Stein Gladstone and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY)


East Country Yard Show, Surrey Docks, London (cat.)


Freeze, PLA Building, London


Showroom, London



Sarah Lucas: I SCREAM DADDIO, filmed at the British Pavilion, Giardini Di Castello, Venice, April 2015. Director / Camera / Sound / Editor: Julian Simmons. Commissioned by the Visual Arts Department, British Council 


About Sarah, Documentary Film by Elisa Miller, FILAF: Festival International Du Livre D’Art & Du Film, Perpignan, France

About Sarah, Documentary Film by Elisa Miller, IFFR: International Film Festival

Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


About Sarah, Documentary Film by Elisa Miller, Curzon Soho, London

2012    Sarah Lucas: “Maybe I'm just an old hippie - video interview, Guardian online, 19 November


 Naughty but nice: In bed with Sarah Lucas at Frieze art fair - video interview, Guardian online, 13 October


Self Portraits: The Me Generations, Channel 4 three part television series, written and presented by Mathew Collings

A Physical Dialogue, with Michael Clark & Dance Company, Pauline Daly and Olivier Garbay, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


The History of Britart, BBC Television, director Vanessa Engel

Before and After: The Fall, The Michael Clark Company: set design for a new work performed at the Hebbel Theatre, Berlin; Teatro Argentina, Rome; the Lyceum Sheffield, Sadler’s Wells London; Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland; The Lowry Theatre, Salford, UK; Warwick University, Warwick, UK; Brighton Corn Exchange, Brighton, UK

The Shop (with Tracey Emin) film for Century City exhibition at Tate Modern, London


Art Zone: Tate Modern, BBC2 Television, presented by Matthew Collings

Anatomy of Disgust, Optimen TV for Channel 4

Intelligence – Tate Britain, BBC Television

London Live BBC Radio, interview with Robert Elms, 13th March

BBC Radio 4, ‘Front Row’ with Mark Lawson 16th Febuary


This Is Modern Art, Channel 4 six part television series, presented by Matthew Collings, June/July


Gary Hume/Gillian Wearing, The South Bank Show, London Weekend TV

DAZED, for Renegade TV, Channel Four, 17 September


Audio Arts, Vol.16 Nos. 3 & 4, Sarah Lucas interviewed by Jean Wainright

Sensation, Omnibus for BBC TV, September

The Car's the Star, Top Gear, BBC2, October


Two Melons And A Stinking Fish, Illuminations for BBC TV/Arts Council, directed by Vanessa Engel

Public Collections

Arts Council Collection, London

British Council, London

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam

Ellipse Foundation, Portugal

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK), Kraków

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

LACMA, Los Angeles

La Colección Jumex, Mexico City

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

National Portrait Gallery, London

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Portikus, Frankfurt

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej, Warsaw

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Tate, London

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

Museeum Van Loon, Amsterdam

Sammlung Verbund, Vienna

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester