Paul Graham


Microbiology at Bristol University, Bristol

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

The Present, Pace Gallery, New York, USA
The Present, Carlier|Gebauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Paul Graham: a shimmer of possibility, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Paul Graham, LeBal, Paris, France
Paul Graham: 1981 & 2011, Hasselblad Award 2012, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

Paul Graham: Photographs 1981-2006, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
Films, La Fabrica Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Films, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Paul Graham: Europe: America, Fundacíon Botín, Santander, Spain (cat)

a shimmer of possibility, Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paul Graham: Photographs 1981-2006, Deichtorhallen, Haus Der Fotografie, Hamburg, Germany

a shimmer of possibility, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Deutsche BPhotography Prize 2009, Photographers' Gallery, London (cat) (prize winner)
Paul Graham, Greenberg Van Doren + Salon 94 Freemans, NYC
An Anthology, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Paul Graham: Photographs 1981-2006, Folkwang Museum, Essen - mid career survey (book)

a shimmer of possibility, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin
a shimmer of possibility, Les Filles du Calvaires, Paris
a shimmer of possibility, Crown Gallery, Brussels
a shimmer of possibility, La Fabrica, Madrid

a shimmer of possibility, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Paul Graham, La Fabrica, Madrid.
Paul Graham, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris
Paul Graham, Arles Rencontres, France

Paul Graham, Greenberg Van Doren, St Louis, USA
Paul Graham, Fundación Telefonica, Madrid, Spain
American Night, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
American Night, Crown Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
American Night, Carlier-Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

American Night, PS1/MoMA, New York City, USA
American Night, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
American Night, Power House, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Paintings, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles.
End of An Age, Galleria Marabini, Bologna.

Paintings, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art Inc, NYC
Paintings, Bob Van Orsouw Gallery, Zurich, CH
Paintings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (cat, illus.)

End of an Age, Scalo, NYC.

End of an Age, Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zurich
End of an Age, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh
End of an Age, Hipployte Gallery, Helsinki

Hypermetropia, Tate Gallery, London
Empty Heaven, Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense
End of an Age, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

1995Graham, Le Case d'Arte, Milan (Catalogue, illus.)
Empty Heaven, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg

Television Portraits, Claire Burrus, Paris
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Television Portraits, Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense
Television Portraits, Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna
Television Portraits, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam

New Europe, Fotomuseum Winterthur (Catalogue, illus)
Television Portraits, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
Television Portraits, Esther Schipper, Koln
New Europe, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Selected Group Exhibitions

Idle Youth, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, curated by Russell Ferguson
Street & Studio, Tate Modern, London (touring to Museum Folkwang, Essen)
No Such Thing as Society: Photography in Britain 1967-1987; From the British Council and the Arts Council Collection, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales (touring to UK venues and The Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw)

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Gallery, London
A Travers Le Miroir, FRAC Auvergne
Generations, Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels.

Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now, Tate Liverpool, UK.
Les Peintres de la Vie Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Click DoubleClick, The Documentary Factor, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels. (cat.)
Stories, Histories, (Gesichichten, Geschichte) Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland.
Searching for Traces, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany.
The 'Burbs, Katonah Art Museum, Katonha, N.Y. (cat.)
A Handful of Dust, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.

American Landscape, Steidl, Timezone 8, Beijing, China.
Emergencias, MUSAC, Inaugural Exhibition, Leon, Spain (cat.)
Appearance, Whitehall Centre, Leeds (cat.)
Bidibibodibiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.
Arbeit - Work, Labour, Galerie im Taxipalais, Innsbruck (cat.)
Miradas y Conceptos, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain

MoMA Inaugural Opening Exhibiton, MoMA, New York, USA.
American Pictures, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Extra City, Centre for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
Je t'envisage - La disparition du portrait, Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne (cat) and Hayward Gallery, London.

Cruel and Tender - Photographs of the 20th Century, Tate Modern, London, and Museum Ludwig, Koln. (cat)
Portraiture, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
A Bigger Splash: British Art from the Tate: 1960-2003, Pavilhao Lucas Nogueira Garcez, Sao Paolo.
Thatcher, Blue Gallery, London,
Cold Play, Fotomuseum Winterthur touring to Paris Photo
Einblicke in Privatsammlungen, Museum Folkwang, Essen (cat)

Malerie Ohne Malerie, Museum der Bildenden Kunste Leipzig (cat)
Photographiques Suisses à Découvrir, CentrePasquArt à Bienne
Where Are We? Questions of Landscape, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

49th Venice Biennale, Venice, (cat)
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (cat)
Ohne Zogern - Without Hesitation; Views form the Olbricht Collection, Neues Museum, Westerberg, Bremen.
Die Kunst des Autos, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck (cat)
Tele(visions), Kunsthalle, Wien (cat)

Modern Contemporary: Paths of Resistance, MOMA, NYC, and Moderne Museet, Stockholm. (cat)
British Art Show, Edinburgh and tour (cat)
Protest and Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (cat)
Ghosts, Invisible Museum, Memphis
Some Parts of This World, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (cat)
Invitation to the City, Centre Bruxelles 2000, Brussels
Unhoused, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefenso, Mexico City
Spazio Oberdan, Milan.

Art Life 21, Spiral/Wacoa Art Centre, Tokyo
Paul Graham & Ursula Rogg, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich.
Common People, Fondazione Rebaudengo, Guarene
Endzeit, Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich

Tuning Up #5, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg
Homo Zappiens Zappiens, Universite Rennes 2, Rennes (cat)
Citibank Private Photography Prize, Photographers' Gallery, London (cat)
Women, Gasser and Grunert, Cologne
Rencontres International de la Photographie, Arles, France
Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
Yesterday Begins Tomorrow, Bard College for Curatorial Studies, New York
Das Grosse Rasenstuek, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Austria

Kunstverein Hamburg
Threats and Containments, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
Photography in Europe, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Zurich
Strange Days, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, (cat)
Pittura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Te Papa, New Zealand. (cat)

Colorealismo, Galleria Photology, Milan
EV+A, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Eire
Prospect, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Kunstverein Frankfurt
Die Klasse, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich

Selected Publications:

The Present, MACK, London, UK
Paul Graham, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (cat)
Paul Graham, Hasselblad Prize 2012, Hasselblad Foundation/MACK, UK

Films, MACK, London, UK
Books on Books #9: Beyond Caring, Errata Editions, New York, USA
Paul Graham, Europe:America, Fundacion Botin, Spain (cat)

Paul Graham, steidlMACK, G, Germany
a shimmer of possibility, single volume, steidlMACK, G, Germany

a shimmer of possibility, twelve volume, steidlMACK, G, Germany

American Night, steidlMACK, G, Germany.

Paintings, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art Inc, NYC and Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

End of an Age, Scalo, Zurich

Paul Graham, Contemporary Artists monograph, Phaidon Press

Empty Heaven, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg/Scalo Books, Zurich

New Europe, Fotomuseum Winterthur/Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester
God in Hell, Grey Editions, London (Artists book)

In Umbra Res, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford / Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester

Troubled Land, Grey Editions, London

Beyond Caring, Grey Editions, London

A1-The Great North Road, Grey Editions, London

Selected Awards:

Deutche Borse Prize


Museum of Modern Art, New York
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Whitney Museum of Art, NYC.
Tate Gallery, London
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
European Parliament, Brussels
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
The Hyman Collection
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen.
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
Museum Communali, Rimini, Italy
National Museum of Photography, Bradford, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Winnipeg Art Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Private Collections in USA, Europe and Japan

Paul Graham

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