Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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b. 1956, Cheshire, England

For some years Cornelia Parker’s work has been concerned with formalising things beyond our control, containing the volatile and making it into something that is quiet and contemplative like the ‘eye of the storm’. She is fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon ‘deaths’ – steamrollering, shooting full of holes, falling from cliffs and explosions. Through a combination of visual and verbal allusions her work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary.

  • 2017 a forthcoming solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery, London
  • 2016 Found, an exhibition curated by Cornelia Parker at the Foundling Museum, London
  • 2016 The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • 2015 One More Time, a Terrace Wires commission for St Pancras International Station, London, co-presented by HS1 Ltd. and the Royal Academy of Arts
  • 2015 Magna Carta (An Embroidery), a commission by the Ruskin School of Art in partnership with the British Library, London (travelled to The Whitworth, Manchester and The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)
  • 2015 a solo exhibition at The Whitworth, Manchester
  • 2014 Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
  • 2014 Ikon Icons – 1980s a solo exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
  • 2014 Summer Exhibition, curation of Black and White room, Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • 2013 a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery, London
  • 2012 The Unseen: 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
  • 2012 Medals of Dishonour a group exhibition at Hermitage’s Menshikov Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
  • 2011 Thirty Pieces of Silver York St Mary’s, York
  • 2010 Doubtful Sound, a solo exhibition at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
  • 2008 Latent News, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2007 – 2008 Never Endings, a touring solo exhibition at IKON, Birmingham; Museo De Arte de Lima, Peru
  • 2001 a solo exhibition at GAM, Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna, Turin
  • 2000 a solo exhibition at ICA Boston

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Image of: The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)
  • The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) , 2016
  • Installation view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Photography by Hyla Skopitz, The Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Copyright 2016.