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Michael Landy

Selected Biography
Born in London, 1963

Lives and works in London


Goldsmith's College, London, 1985-88

Solo Exhibitions

20 Years of Pressing Hard, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Saints Alive, National Gallery, London

Michael Landy: Four Walls, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Acts of Kindness, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney

Acts of Kindness, Art on the Underground, London

Art World Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London

Art Bin, South London Gallery, London

Theatre of Junk, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Thomas Dane Gallery, London

In your face, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam

Three-piece, Sabine Knust, Munich

Man in Oxford is Auto-destructive, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

H.2.N.Y, Alexander and Bonin, New York

Welcome To My World built with you in mind, Thomas Dane, London

Semi-detached, Tate Britain, London

Nourishment, Sabine Knust/Maximilianverlag, Munich


Nourishment, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London

Break Down, C&A Store, Marble Arch, London


Handjobs (with Gillian Wearing), Approach Gallery, London

Michael Landy at Home, 7 Fashion Street, London


The Making of Scrapheap Services, Waddington Galleries, London

Scrapheap Services, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Electric Press Building, Leeds (organised by the HenryMoore Institute)

Multiples: Editions from Scrapheap Services, Ridinghouse Editions, London

Scrapheap Services, Tate Gallery, London

Warning Signs, Karsten Schubert, London

Closing Down Sale, Karsten Schubert, London

Appropriations 1-4, Karsten Schubert, London

Market, Building One, London

Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne

Studio Marconi, Milan


Karsten Schubert, London

Sovereign, Projects for the windows of the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University.

Group Exhibitions

Edgelands - Prints by George Shaw and Michael Landy, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London

On the Edge of the World, Selected works from the British Council Collection, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, UK

Faster and Slower Lines, From the Collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Listasafn Reykjavikur, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik

Made in Britain: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection 1980–2010, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, SAR

Under Destruction II, SI Swiss Institute, New York City, NY

Drawing 2011, Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London

Under Destruction, SI Swiss Institute, New York City, NY

Fresh Hell, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Projections, Carré d’Art, Nîmes Museum of Contemporary Art

Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Sicilia 1968/2008: The Spirit of Time, Riso, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Italy

Comisariada, MasArt Galeria, Barcelona

The Third Dimension, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Safe as Houses, Karsten Schubert, London

Art, Price and Value, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

To Burn Oneself with Oneself: The Romantic Damage Show, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

To Burn Oneself with Oneself: The Romantic Damage Show, de Appel, Amsterdam

Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Alexander and Bonin, New York

Bad Behaviour, an Arts Council Collection exhibition touring from the Hayward Gallery, London

Touring Exhibitions from the Hayward Gallery, London to Longside Gallery-Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Swansea-Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The Hatton Gallery- University of Newcastle (2005 to Carlisle-Tullie House)


L'Air du Temps, Bloomberg Space, London

Shopping: Art and Consumer Culture, Kunstverein Frankfurt and Tate Liverpool

Micro/Macro: British Art 1996-2002, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery

From Blast To Frieze: A Century of British Art, Kunstmuseum

Wolfsburg and Les Abattoirs, Toulouse


Face/Off, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

XXIV Bienal de São Paulo


Out of line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery: York City Art Gallery, York and tour Century City, Tate Modern, London

Field Day: Sculpture from Britain, organized by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the British Council

La Otra Britania, Centro Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona

British Art Show 5, Edinburgh; Cardiff; Birmingham

Diary, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester

Puerile 69, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

Sensation: Young British artists from The Saatchi Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Waste Management, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Trace and Art Lovers, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art

Flower Show, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn


Sensation: Young British artists from The Saatchi Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

London Now, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

Interactive: An Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture, Amerada Hess Limited, London

Feeringbury VIII, Cultivated, Feeringbury Manor, Minories Art Gallery, Colchester

XXIV Bienal de São Paulo


Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts London

Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and 90s’, Hayward Gallery, London

Dimensions Variable: New Works for the British Council Collection, British Council

exhibition, Helsinki Art Museum; touring Europe

Follow Me: British Art on the Lower Elbe, organized by Landschaftsverband Stade;

billboard at Kaemmererplatz, Cuxhaven

Contemporary British Drawing, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York

Acel: Arts Council Collection New Purchases, Arts Council; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne;

Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Oldham Art Gallery, Sheffield; Angel Row Gallery,

Nottingham; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Plastic, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptors’ Drawings, Frith Street Gallery and Karsten Schubert

Some Drawings: From London, Kate Bernard, London

The Meaning of Life, The Art Nolde Foundation, Stockholm

Screening of Artist’s Film and Video, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Made In London, Simmons & Simmons, in collaboration with the British Council, EXPO 98, Museu de Electricidade, Lisbon

Plastic, organized by Richard Salmon, London, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery; Arnolfini Gallery,


Brilliant: New Art from Britain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Contemporary Arts Museum,


12th International Biennial of Small Sculpture, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London

Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

Brilliant (drawings), Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis

LA International, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica

Not Self-Portrait: Larry Clark, Angus Fairhurst, Gilbert and George, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Abigail

Lane, Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn, Cindy Sherman, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Karsten Schubert,


You’ve Seen the Rest Now Try the Best: Keith Coventry, Michael Landy, Mark Wallinger, City Racing

Gallery, London

Five Works: Keith Conventry, Michael Landy, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding,

Karsten Schubert, London

Visione Britannica, Valentina Moncada and Pino Casagrande, Rome

Karsten Schubert at Aurel Scheibler: Keith Coventry, Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Bridget Riley,

Rachel Whitehead, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne

Restaurant, curated by Marc Jancou, La Bocca, Paris

The Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art

Unfair, Cologne


Instructions Received by Liam Gillick: Angela Bulloch, AdamChodzko, Matthew Collings, Jeremy Deller,

Douglas Gordon, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Jonathon Monk, Simon Patterson, Brendan Quick,

Phillip Riley, Caroline Russel, Giorgio Sadoti, Gavin Turk, Gillian Wearing, Galleria Gio Marconi, Milan

Commissions and Collaborations: the BBC Billboard Project, Mills and Allen, London

Group Show: Nayland Blake, Harald Braun, Meg Cranston, Peter Fend, Beate Gunther,

Tobias Hauser, Lisa Hein, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Abigail Lane, Thomas Lawson, Thomas Locher,Sarah Lucas, Raimund Luckwald, Dan Peterman, Andrej Roiter, Julio Rondo, Joe Scanlan, Thomas Stimm, Rudolph Stingel, Rolf Walz, Peter Weibel, Kevin Wolff, Iskender Yediler, Peter Zimmermann,

Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne

Summer Group Show: Robert Barry, Keith Coventry, Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy,

Stephen Prina, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding, Karsten Schubert

London Portfolio: Dominic Denis, Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Langlands and Bell,

Michael Landy, Nicholas May, Marc Quinn, Marcus Taylor, Garvin Turk, Rachel Whiteread and Craig Wood, Karsten Schubert, London

Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Karsten Schubert, London. Mat Collishaw, Keith Coventry, Tobias Eyferth, Nicholas Fudge and Sarah Lucas, curated by Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert, London

Confrontaciones, Palacio de Velasquez, Madrid

We’ve Lost ET but the Boy’s Coming Back: Peter Cain, Michael Jenkins and Michael Landy, Karsten

Schubert, London

Centenary Exhibition: Michael Craig-Martin, Michael Landy and Julian Opie, Goldsmiths’ Gallery,


Broken English: Angela Bulloch, Ian Davenport, Anya Gallaccio, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Sarah Staton and Rachel Whiteread, Serpentine Gallery, London

Michael Landy, Chrsitian Marclay, Peter Nagy, Andreas Schon and Steve Wolfe, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

Unknown Europe, Miedzyhardow e Stowarzysznenie Krytykow Sztuki, Krakow, Poland

East Country Yard Show, London

A Group Show, Karsten Schubert, London

Multiples, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York

Supply: The Köln Show, Galerie Jablonka, Cologne

Artificial Nature, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens


Young British Art Show: Angela Bulloch, Michael Landy, Gary Hume, Esther Schipper, Cologne

Home Truths, Castello di Rivara, Turin

La Biennal de Barcelona, Spain

Dan Flavin, Michael Landy, Thomas Locher, Karsten Schubert, London

That Which Appears is Good, That Which is Good Appears, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne

Ian Davenport, Gary Hume & Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert, London

Freeze, London

Articles and Reviews


Adrian Searle, “Hell in a hoodie”, The Guardian G2, 30 November 2010

Gilda Williams, Artforum, May 2010, p.260

Sheryl Garratt, “Luxury Break”, The Telegraph Magazine, 22 May 2010

Sasha Watson, “Were Bad Art Goes to Die”, the Daily Beast 11 February 2010

Fisun Guner, The Arts Desk, 1 February 2010

Arifa Akbar, Independent, 29th January 2010


Carter, Imogen, , ‘When an Artist Faces the Facts’, The Observer, 12 October, 2008

Casavecchia, Barbara, ‘40 CM Di Nuda Verita’, Donna de La Repubblica, 13 December, 2008 p.154-155

Garnett, Rose, ‘The World of Michael Landy, Artist’, Telegraph Magazine, 4 October, 2008 p.15

Rouse, Rose, ‘Who He?: Michael Landy’, The Londonpaper, 28 October, 2008, p.11


Smee, Sebastian, ‘Ghost in the Machine’, Weekend Australian, 4 – 5 August, 2007, p.18

Meacham, Steve, ‘Life destroyed, mum in tears, job well done,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 August, 2007, p.14

Dowling, Julie, ‘History revived and destroyed’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11-12 August, 2007, p.16-17

Slyce, John, Art Monthly, April (ill)


O’Reilly, Sally, Time Out London, 19 January p12 (ill)

Wedderburn, Sarah, Times 2, 5 January (4 ills)

Gleadell, Colin, Telegraph, 17 January


Smith, Arthur: ‘Criticism Trouvé’, Tate Etc, Issue 2, Autumn, pp.102-3 (4 ills)

Lubbock, Tom: ‘House and Garden’, The Independent Review, 8 June, pp.12-13

Graham-Dixon, Andrew, ‘Up and Down Many Garden Paths’, The Sunday Telegraph, 6 June, p.10 (2 ills)

Januszcak, Waldemar: ‘Unsafe as Houses’, The Sunday Times, 6 June, pp.8-9 (2 ills)

Gregory, Rob: ‘Home Front and Home Back’, The Architectural Review, June, p.29 (3 ills)

Garnett, Daisy: ‘House Master’, Vogue, June, pp. 51-4 (4 ills)

Roe, Nicholas: ‘Making an exhibition of itself’, The DailyTelegraph, 29 May

Acharya, Urmi; ‘House is Real Work of Art’, Ilford Recorder, 27 May, p.91 (2 ills)

Darwent, Charles: ‘Simply streets ahead of the Rest’, The Independent on Sunday, 23 May, pp.16-17 (ill)

Kent, Sarah: ‘House Arrest’, Time Out, 19-26 May, p.53 (ill)

Burn, Gordon: ‘Outdoors indoors’, The Guardian, 19 May, pp.12-13 (3 ills)

Dorment, Richard: ‘Moving House’, The Daily Telegraph, 19 May, p.19 (ill)

Rogers, Paul: ‘Home is where the art is at the Tate’, The Times, 18 May

Kennedy Maev: ‘Home from home’, The Guardian, 18 May

Akbar, Arifa: ‘Artist’s semi-detached view of father’s life’, The Independent, 18 May, p.9 (ill)

Reynolds, Nigel: ‘Essex man’s home truths put on show’, The Daily Telegraph, 18 May, p.8

Leitch, Luke: ‘Location, Location’, Evening Standard, 17 May, p.7 (2 ills)

Ward, Ostan: ‘Home From Home’, The Observer, 16 May, p.8 (ill)

Treneman, Ann: ‘Home Truths’, The Times, pp.4-7

McKee, Gareth: ‘Britpack packs a punch for art’, The Budapest Sun

Buck, Louisa, ‘Champion of the urban weed,’ The Art Newspaper, December

Stallabrass, Julian, ‘An artist after Break Down,’ Evening Standard,17 December

Gleadell, Colin: ‘Contemporary Market’, The Daily Telegraph, 25 November

Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic: ‘The Books That Matter to Michael Landy’, The Financial Times Magazine, 3 July, p.46 (ill)

Sotiriadi, Tina: ‘Michael Landy at Maureen Paley/Interim Art,’ Art in America, June 2003 (ill) pp. 133-4

Rowe, Dan: ‘Deconstruction involves destroying 7,000 personal items’, The Vancouver Sun, 30 June, p.C1

Gili, Jaime: ‘Break Down en Oxford Street’, Revista Copiz, May, no. 172, pp.34-5 (5 ills)

‘Michael Landy’, Tema Celeste, March/April, p.84-5 (3 ills)

‘Michael Landy: Nourishment’, Modern Painters, Spring, pp.114-5

Kent, Sarah: 'Michael Landy, Interim Art', Time Out, 8-15 January p.50

Behrman, Pryle: 'The Return of Michael Landy', Galleries, January 2003

Matthew Sweet: ‘Wild at Heart’, Independent on Saturday, Magazine, Februrary 22, pp.16-19 (ill)

Janke, Claudia: ‘Wild at Heart’, The Independent Magazine, 22 February, p.18-19 (3 ills)

Heidi Reitmeier: ‘Hello Weed’ Tate Magazine, January/February, issue 3, pp. 60-70 (illustrated) and cover

Stallabrass, Julian: ‘An artist after Break Down’, The Evening Standard, 17 December, p. 39 (ill)

Mullins, Charlotte: ‘The tailor who created the emperor’s new clothes’, The Independent Review, 11 December, p.5

Searle, Adrian: ‘Build it up, knock it down’, The Guardian, 28 November, pp.8-9


Treneman, Ann: ‘I Who Have Nothing’, The Times, 19 December

Wright, Michael: ‘What to give the man who wants nothing?’ The Daily Telegraph’, 18 December, p.15 (ill)

Searle, Adrian: ‘Build it up, knock it down’: The Guardian, 28 November, pp.8-9 (4 ills)

Steir, Judith E.: ‘Michael Landy at C&A Store on Oxford Street’, Art in America, June, pp.137-8 (ill)

Withers, Rachel: ‘Michael Landy: Artangel, C&A, Oxford Street’, Artforum, May, p.189 (ill)

Shone, Richard: ‘London: Opie; Landy’, The Burlington Magazine, April, pp. 235-6 (2 ills)

Bishop, Claire: ‘Rubbish. Claire Bishop on Michael Landy and Julian Opie,’ Untitled Magazine, Spring, pp. 72-77 (ill)

Appleyard, Bryan: ‘Things ain’t what the used to be’, The Sunday Times, 11 March, (ill) pp.16-17

Hanson, Michele: ‘When are we going to get the art?’ The Guardian, 5 March

‘Learning the ancient lesson that you aren’t what you own’, Scotland on Sunday, 4 March

Snomon, Deborah: ‘Letting Go: Michael Landy Explains His Latest London Installation’, NYTimes, 4 March (ill)

Marrin, Minette: ‘Dishonesty of minimalism – less is not always more’, The Daily Telegraph, 3 March, p.24 (ill)

‘Break Down Inventory, Michael Landy’, …and? Magazine, Issue no.1, March, pp.44-5

Beech, David: ‘Michael Landy’, Art Monthly, March, (ill) pp.30-31

Vukosa, Wendy: ‘One Saab, a widescreen TV, a computer, modern works of art – and even a cuddly toy – all reduced to this…’, Metro, 26 February, (2 ills)

Kent, Sarah: ‘Break Down’, Time Out, 21-28 February, (ill)

Arnold, Sue: ‘Never mind the fire, what about the lighter?’, The Independent, 24 February

MacRitchie, Lynn: ‘The creative process of destruction’, Financial Times, 21 February

Wood, Gaby: ‘Going for broke’, The Observer Review, 18 February, p.3 (3 ills)

McLaren, Duncan: ‘Everything I own – and it’s going into the mincer’, The Independent on Sunday, 18 February, p.4 (ill)

Januszczak, Waldemar: ‘Everything must go?’, The Sunday Times, 18 February, pp. 6-7, (2 ills)

Prain, Susannah: ‘My Week, interview: Michael Landy’, The Weekend Review, Independent, 17 February, (ill)

Cumming, Tim: ‘The happiest day of my life’, The Guardian, 17 February, (ill) p.5

Prain, Susannah: ‘My Week: Michael Landy’, The Independent, 17 February, p.20 (ill)

Play: ‘Richard Cork’s five best London exhibitions’, The Times, 17 February, p.25, (ill)

Exhibitions: ‘Time to take stock’, West End Extra, 16 February, (ill)

Smith, Arthur: ‘Arts’, The Guardian, 15 February, p.11

Dorment, Richard: ‘A Deconstructed Life’, The Daily Telegraph, 14 February, (2 ills)

‘Michael Landy’s Breakdown’, Art Critic London, 14 February

Tanis, Taylor: ‘Art Review, Michael Landy: Break Down’, Metro,13 February, (ill) p.22

Cumming, Tim: ‘Stuff and Nonsense’, The Guardian, 13 February, p.12 (2 ills)

Hdez Velasco, Irene: ‘To crumble, to pulverize, to disintegrate’, El Mundo, 12 Feburary

News: ‘Imagine no possessions…it’s easy if you shred them to bits’, The Independent on Sunday, 11 February (ill)

Main section: ‘Michael Landy’, Glasgow Sunday Herald, 11 February, p.15

Play: ‘Richard Cork’s choice: Break Down’, The Times, 10 February, (ill)

Main section: ‘Artist’s break with the past as life possessions crushed’, The Birmingham Post, 10 February

Weekend Review: Comment: ‘Trash art’, The Independent, 10 February

Stuart, Julia: ‘Tearing yourself to shreds – but all in the name of art’, The Independent, 10 February, (ill)

Cork, Richard: ‘A brutal end to all worldly possessions’, The Times, 10 February, p.22

Evans, Martin: ‘Art Break – I’m smashing up all my worldly goods’, 10 February, p.15, (ill)

Metro Life: ‘Michael Landy break down’, Metro, 9 February (ill)

Leventhal & Black: ‘The art of destruction’, The Express, 9 February, p.35 (3 ills)

Ratnum, Niru: ‘The dust brother’, The Face, February, (4 ills) p.242

Coomer, Martin: ‘The degeneration game’, Time Out, 7-14 February

Treneman, Ann: ‘The eve of distruction’ , The Times, 6 February, (3 ills) pp. 4-5

Tuesday Review: ‘Nothing to declare but genius’, The Independent, 6 February

Sumpter, Helen: ‘The disassembly line’, The Big Issue, 5 February, p.35 (ill)

Buck, Louisa: ‘The broken artist’, The Art Newspaper, February p.28

Seen: ‘Break Down on Oxford street’, Creative Review, February, (4 ills)

Wright, Stuart: ‘breakdown & recovery’, Flux Magazine, February/March, pp.34-5 (3 ills)

‘Nothing to Declare but my Genius’, The Independent, 6 February, p.7

‘The artist who’s pulping his art’, The Week, 3 February, p.22 (ill)

The List (Edinburgh & Glasgow): ‘The first winner’ Artbeat, 1 February, p.81

Wright, Michael: ‘Madman at C&A’, The Evening Standard, 1February, p.36 (2 ills)

Chilvers, Mark: ‘C&A’s Swan Song’, The Independent on Sunday, 28 January (ill)

Milner, Catherine: ‘Artist on mission to destroy his possesions’, The Sunday Telegraph, 28 January (ill)

MacRitchie, Lynn: ‘The creative process of destruction’, The Financial Times, 21 February (ill)


Wilson, John: ‘Everything Must Go’,

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Lydiate, Henry: ‘The Right to Destroy Artwork’ "http://www.artquest.org.uk/" www.artquest.org.uk/


‘Everything Must Go’, http://www.frieze.com 21 November


Ward, Ossian: ‘Who makes happenings happen’, The Art Newspaper, December, p.23 (ill)

‘Consumer breakdown’, Tate Magazine, Issue 23, Winter

Cork, Richard: ‘If property is theft, is he crimewatch?’, The Times, 16 October

Margot Heller: ‘Diary’ (exhibition catalogue), Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester

Herbert, Martin: 'Michael Landy at Home', Time Out Magazine, no.1492 (March 24-31)

MacRitchie, Lynn: 'Rude Britannia', Art in America, April, pp.36-39

Collings, Matthew: '"Sensation", Artforum International, January, pp.94-95


Lewison, Jeremy: ‘Michael Landy, Scrapeheap Services (1995)’ Tate Magazine, Winter

Stringer, Robin: 'Christmas tree? It's a load of rubbish', The Evening Standard, p.7

Reynolds, Nigel: 'Tate's Christmas tree exhibit ends up in the bin', The Daily Telegraph, 13 December, p.13

Woolf, Marie: 'Cleaners spare garbage in the name of art', The Times, 12 December, p.5

Glaister, Dan: 'Rubbish? No, it's a wheelie clever still life on a Christmas theme', The Guardian, 12 December, p.26

Acton, Matthew: 'What a load of tubbish', The Daily Star, 12 December, p.19

'Art? It's a load of rubbish, The Express, 12 December, p.30

'Rubbish bin that's Tate of art', The Daily Mail, 12 December, p.5

Alberge, Dalya: 'Christmas message? A load of rubbish', The Times, 6 December, p.1

Pierini, Esther: 'Michael Landy: Chisenhale', Flash Art, Vol. XXIX, no.191, November/December, p.108

'It's a Sensation! But is it Art?' Time Out (Special Edition), no.1412, 10-17 September


Pierini, Esther: “Michael Landy. Chisenhale,” Flash Art International, Nov/Dec, p 108 (ill)

'A brush with genius: Michael Landy on Gustav Metzger's auto-destructive art', The Guardian, 5 November, p.10

Wilson, Andrew: 'Michael Landy: Bin it for Britain', Art & Text, no.55, October, pp.72-77

Freedman, Carl: 'Some Drawings: From London', Frieze, no.30, September/October, pp.87-88

Collings, Matthew: 'The New Establishment', The Independent on Sunday, 31 August, pp.9-14

Lyttelton, Ceilia: 'Artist of the Month', Tatler, vol.291, no.4, p.24

Feaver, William: 'Plight of the paper people', The Observer, 21 July,p.11

Cork, Richard: 'Cutting mankind up to size', The Times, 16 July

Lambirth, Andrew: 'Michael Landy: Chisenhale Gallery', What's On in London, 10-17 July

Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Thrown on the scrapheap', The Independent, 9 July

'On the scrapheap', Hackney Gazette, 4 July

Kent, Sarah: 'Paradise infernal: Sarah Kent on Michael Landy', TimeOut, 3-10 July, p.45

Hilton, Tim: 'Little people and big ideas', The Independent on Sunday, 30 June

Dorment, Richard: 'But who ends up on the scrapheap?', The Daily Telegraph, 26 June

Beal, Heather: 'Art when you least expect it', National Forum (PhiKappa Phi Journal), vol.76, no.2, Spring, pp.10-11

MacRitchie, Lynn: 'Their Brilliant Careers', Art in America, April, pp.80-85, 132

Bonetti, David: ''Brilliant!'', The San Francisco Examiner, 7 April

Wilson, Andrew: '"Brilliant" - New Art from London', Art & Text, no.53, p.87

Cooke, Lynne: 'Brilliant New Art from London', The Burlington Magazine, March, p. 217

Dewan, Shaila: 'England's Edge', The Houston Press, 21-27 March, p.35

Anspon, Catherine D.: '"brilliant" engages, energizes at the CAM', Public News (Houston), 6 March, pp.8,10

Johnson, Patricia C.: 'British exhibit shows attitude, some brilliance', The Houston Chronicle, 15 February, pp.1,6

Dannatt, Adrian: 'Brillliant!', Flash Art, no.186, January-February, pp.96-97

Murphy, Fiona: 'Monumental art or monumental rubbish', The Weekend Guardian, 13 January, pp.32-33

Hall, James: 'Teapot Tempest', Artforum International, January, p.30


Kastner, Jeffrey: 'Brilliant?', Art Monthly, no.192, December-January, pp.10-15

Collings, Matthew: 'Welcome to our Repartee', Modern Painters, Vol.8, no.4, Winter, pp.24-28

Wakefield, Neville: 'Quite Brilliant', Tate: The Art Magazine, Issue 7, Winter, p.31

MacRitchie, Lynn: 'Begging for Scraps', The Guardian, December

'Smashing!', Frieze, November-December, pp.32-36

Kastner, Jeffrey: 'Where's the Scene?', Art Monthly, no.172, December-January, pp.14-17

Lillington, David: 'Keith Coventry, Michael Landy and Mark Wallinger at City Racing', Time Out, no.1211, 3-10 November, p.47

Alberge, Dalya: 'Still Flogging a Dead Cow?', The Independent, 13 July, p.15

Hewison, Robert: 'The New Orthodoxy', The Sunday Times, June

Lillington, David: 'The 225th Summer Exhibition', Time Out, no.1191, 16-23 June, p.52

Alberge, Dalya: 'All Quiet on the Modern Front', The Independent, 10 June

Margolis, Jonathon: 'The Hanging Debate', The Sunday Times (Culture), 6 June

McEwen, John: 'Old Pearls and the Purley Wastes', The Sunday Telegraph, 6 June

Auty, Giles: 'Minimal Efforts', The Independent (Diary), 6 June

Feaver, William: 'Mass Rally in Piccadilly', The Observer, 6 June, p.5

Dorment, Richard: 'Something to Shout About' (The Royal Academy 225th Summer Exhibition), The Daily Telegraph, 3 June, p.17

Johnson, Angella: 'Royal Academy Flower Show is Game for a Laugh', The Guardian, 2 June, p.5

Myerson, Clifford: Untitled, Vol.1, no.1, April, p.19

Bernard, Kate: 'Tempera Fugit', Harpers & Queen, March, pp.150-153, 194

Searle, Adrian: 'Meg Cranston, Michael Landy', Time Out, no.1175, 24 February - 3 March, p.37

Bevan, Roger: 'Minimal and Conceptual Art at Large', The Art Newspaper, Vol.IV, no.25, February, p.27

'Pick of the Year', Arts Review, Vol.XLV, January, pp.18-19


Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Art after the Deluge', The Independent, 29 December, p.12

'Oh You Pretty Things... The Loss of the Goldsmiths Touch', Casablanca, Vol.1, no.1, October, pp.24-25

Jacobson, Bernard: 'A Joke Too Far', The Independent, 4 August, p.11

Bullard, Bret: 'Michael Landy at Karsten Schubert', G-Spot, Issue 3, August

Archer, Michael: 'Interview with Michael Landy', Audio Arts, Vol. XII, no.1, August

'Welcome to the Great British Bazaar', Inform, no.12, Summer, pp.3-4, 9 and cover

Eshun, Ekow: 'Art Attack', The Face, no.46, July, pp.88-93

Barker, Godfrey: 'Who'd Marry an Art Dealer', Harpers & Queen, Vol.92, no.7, July, pp.104-109


Myerson, Clifford: 'Michael Landy and the Great Sale', Art Monthly, no.157, June, p.17 and cover

Feaver, William: 'Art for Our Sake', (British) Vogue, June, p.26

Auty, Giles: 'Madly contextual (Michael Landy: Closing Down Sale)', The Spectator, 23 May, pp.44-47

Dutt, Robin: 'Michael Landy: Karsten Schubert', What's On, Vol.26, no.44, 20-27 May, p.30

Kent, Sarah: 'Prices Splashed: Sarah Kent on Michael Landy and Keith Coventry at Karsten Schubert', Time Out, no.1134, 13-20 May, p.39

Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Beyond price: Michael Landy at Karsten Schubert', The Independent, 12 May, p.16

Norman, Geraldine: 'Recession Claims Leading Gallery as Latest Victim', The Independent, 11 May, p.2

'Michael Landy at Karsten Schubert ', Arts Review, May, p.155

Bevan, Roger: 'Michael Landy', Galleries, vol.IX, no.12, May, p.23

Harvey, Will: 'Michael Landy: Closing Down Sale', City Limits, 30 April, p.20

Hall, James: 'In praise of idleness', The Guardian, 24 April, p.32

Bussmann, Tom: 'Zeitgeist: Gold Top', The Weekend Guardian, 11 April, p.4

Alberge, Dalya: 'Ideas with Roots in the Potting Shed', The Independent, 6 April, p.4

Bevan, Roger: 'Schubert Holds "Closing Down Sale" of Michael Landy', The Art Newspaper, Vol.III, no.18, April, p.21

'Fifth Anniversary Exhibition at Karsten Schubert', Royal AcademyMagazine, no.34, Spring, p.67

Renton, Andrew: 'Group Show at Karsten Schubert', Flash Art, Vol.XXV, no.163, March-April, p.149

Cooper, Emmanuel: 'Karsten Couch', Time Out, no.1125, 11-18 March, p.39

Norman, Geraldine: 'Minimalist Show puts High Price on Water', The Independent, 9 March, p.2

Francis, Mary Anne: 'Goldsmiths Gallery/Saatchi Collection/ Quinn/ Gallaccio', Art Monthly, no.152, December January, pp.16-18

Collings, Matthew: 'The Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery and We've Lost ET but the Boy's Coming Back at Karsten Schubert', City Limits, no.529, 21-28 November, p.18

Feaver, William: 'Are We Audience or Nuisance?', The Observer, 17 November, p.61

'Exhibition Diary', World of Interiors, November, p.147

Decter, Joshua: 'New York in Review', Arts Magazine, October, p.95

Park, Stephen: 'Goldsmiths and all that...', Frieze, no.1, October, p.48

Stock, Jon: 'Acclaim for Class of 88', The Daily Telegraph, 29 August, p.15

Collings, Matthew: 'New Contemporaries at the ICA and Broken English at the Serpentine', City Limits, no.515, 15-22 August, p.18

Kent, Sarah: 'Breaking Ground', Time Out, no.1095, 14-21 August, p.39

Hilton, Tim: 'Composition with Old Hat', The Guardian, 14 August, p.30

Gale, Iain: 'Broken English', The Independent, 13 August, p.13

Hall, Charles: 'Tests of raw nerves', The Sunday Times, 10 August, p.V10

Sewell, Brian: 'Putting on the zits', The Evening Standard, 8 August, p.21

Packer, William: 'The diminishing value of novelty', The Financial Times, 6 August, p.21

Bernard, Bruce: 'Salvage From The Wreck', The Independent Magazine, 3 August, pp.36-39

Renton, Andrew, Michael Craig-Martin and Karsten Schubert: 'A New Internationalism' (interview), Frieze, Summer, pp.16-20

Gillick, Liam: 'The Placebo Effect', Arts Magazine, May, pp.56-59

Hall, James: 'Artists Explore the Nature of Power', Art International, Spring/Summer, pp.71-73

Santa Caterina, Stella: 'Michael Landy At Building One', Tema Celeste, no.29, January-February, pp.91-92

Khosla, Kiron: 'Michael Landy: Building One', Artscribe, no.85, January-February, pp.77-78

McGowen, Martin: 'Michael Landy: Building One', Art Press, no.154, January, pp.94-95


Renton, Andrew: Blitz, no.96, December, p.34

Craddock, Sasha: ‘Show and Tell’, The Guardian, 19 December

Koether, Jutta, et al: 'It's a Maggot Farm: The B-Boys and Fly Girls of British Art: Five Statements and a Conversation', Artscribe, no.84, November-December, pp.56-62

Shone, Richard: 'Landy at Building One', The Burlington Magazine, Vol.CXXXII, no.1052, November, pp.804-5

Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Young Turks and Old Masters', ARTnews, November, pp.124-126

Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'Exercise of the object', The Independent, 23 October

Milton, Cathy: 'Enterprising artist cashes in', The Independent, 11 October , p.1

Kent, Sarah: 'Michael Landy: Building One', Time Out, 10-17 October, pp.7, 38


Hall, James: 'Turning art into dominoes', The Sunday Correspondent, 7 October, p.41

Feaver, William: 'Prize wake for timeless values', The Observer, 7 October

Renton, Andrew: 'East Country Yard Show', Flash Art, Vol.XXIII, no.154, October, p.191

Anonymous: Private Eye, no. 751, 28 September

Renton, Andrew: 'Michael Landy. Tanja Grunert, Cologne', Flash Art, Vol.XXIII, no.154, October, p.160

White, Tony: 'East Country Yard Show', Performance, October, pp.61-62

White, Tony: 'East Country Yard Show', Artists Newsletter, October, p.37

Burn, Gordon: 'Playing to the Galleries', The Sunday Times, 30 September, pp.138-150

Craddock, Sasha: ‘ “Freeze,” The Fast Dockland train to Simplicity’, The Guardian, 13 September

Rubinstein, Meyer Raphael: 'The Koln Show', ARTnews, September, p.179

Brooks, Liz: 'Spacier and spacier (East Country Yard Show)', Artscribe, no.83, September-October, p.16

Carter, Miranda: 'The Tote Gallery', Harpers & Queen, August, pp.66-69

Renton, Andrew, Blitz, no.80, August, p.82

Graham-Dixon, Andrew: 'The Midas Touch?: The East Country Yard Show', The Independent, 31 July

Renton, Andrew: 'art' (The Köln Show), Blitz, no.91, July

'Köln Show', Artscribe, no.82, Summer, p.13

Ciavoliello, Giulio: 'Michael Landy. Studio Marconi 17 (Milan)', Italian Flash Art, no.156, June-July, p.163

Cornall, John: 'East Country Yard Show', City Limits, 28 June-5 July

Renton, Andrew: 'Birth of the Cool', Blitz, June, pp.54-56

Dannatt, Adrian: ‘Interim Jeune 1’, Time Out, 4-7 June

Jeffett, William: 'Contemporary Art Fair Strategies', Apollo, May, pp. 323-329

Dannatt, Adrian: 'Eastside Story', Flash Art, January-February, p.94

Koether, Jutta: 'Three From England: Esther Schipper', Flash Art, January-February, p.138

Kent, Sarah: ‘Show and Tell’, Time Out, January

Currah, Mark: ‘Show and Tell’, City Limits, 5-12 January


Bullock, Angela: 'Freeze', Art & Design, Vol.V, no.3/4, pp.52-53

Currah, Mark: 'The Gold Rush', City Limits, 23-30 November, pp.14-15

Dannatt, Adrian: 'Interim Jeune 1', Flash Art, no.148, October, p.139

Currah, Mark: City Limits, 14-21 September , pp.54-55

Renton, Andrew: 'art', Blitz, no.80, August, p.82

Currah, Mark: 'Interim Jeune', City Limits, 8-15 June

Lillington, David, 'Interim Jeune 1', Time Out, 7-14 June

Hilton, Tim: 'Interim Jeune 1', The Guardian, 31 May

Gillick, Liam: 'Grenville Davey, Gary Hume, Michael Landy', New Art International, May, pp.92-93

Gillick, Liam: 'Show and Tell', Art Monthly, February

Archer, Michael: 'Ian Davenport, Gary Hume and Michael Landy', Artforum, February

Currah, Mark: 'Show and Tell', City Limits, 5-12 January

Shone, Richard: 'Ian Davenport, Gary Hume and Michael Landy', The Burlington Magazine, January


Kent, Sarah: 'On Show and Tell', Time Out, December

Craddock, Sacha: 'The irony of the familiar', The Guardian, 19 December

Kent, Sarah: 'Davenport, Hume, Landy', Time Out, 30 November-7 December, p.43

Craddock, Sacha: 'The fast Dockland track to simplicity', The Guardian, 13 September





Projections, Carre d’Art, Paris 2009


Everything Must Go, Ridinghouse, London 2008

Order. Desire. Light. Contemporary Drawing, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2008

The man who had nothing, The Times, 20 July 2008

Michael Landy: Portraits, Artworld, August/September, pp. 50-56, Ben Luke and Sarah Kent

Arte Prezzo e Valore, Centro de Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Firenze 2008

Michael Landy, Absolute London, October 2008

Michael Landy: Portraits, Flux, Autumn 2008

The world of Michael Landy, artist, Telegraph Magazine, 4 October 2008

When an artist faces the facts, The Observer, 12 October 2008

Fairy Folk, Time Out, 14 October 2008

In the studio, Time Out, 14 October 2008

Michael Landy: Art Review, Metro, 21 October 2008

Who He, The London Paper, 28 October 2008

Michael Landy: H.2.N.Y Machine Drawings, Thomas Dane Gallery, London & Alexander & Bonin, New York

Michael Landy: Man in Oxford Street is Auto-Destructive, Sherman Galleries, Paddington, Australia

Michael Landy: Semi-detached, exhibition catalogue, Tate Publishing, London (includes essays by Judith Nesbitt and John Slyce)


Bad Behaviour: from the Arts Council Collection, exhibition catalogue, Hayward Gallery Publishing, London

Micro/Macro: British Art 1996-2002, exhibition catalogue, published by Julia Fabényi, pp. 128-9, 18-19 (includes essay by Alex Farguharson)

Face/Off: A Portrait of The Artist, exhibition catalogue, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, p.12 (includes essay by Mark Gisbourne)

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, pp.14, 86-7

Annus Mirabilis? Art in the Year 2000, by Richard Cork, Yale University Press, pp.249-252

From Blast to Frieze: A century of British Art, exhibition catalogue Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg/Hatje Cantz, Stuttgart p.340

Michael Landy: Nourishment, print portfolio, Paragon Press/Charles Booth-Clibborn, London

Michael Landy Break Down Inventory, Michael Landy and Clive Lissaman(ed), Ridinghouse, London

Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture, exhibition catalogue, Christoph Grunenberg and Max Hollein (eds),

Hatje Cantz, Stuttgart 2002, (ill)


The Other Britania, exhibition catalogue, Centro Cutural Tecla Sala, Barcelona, pp.28-33

Break Down’, exhibition catalogue, Artangel Trust, London, James Lingwood(ed), Julian Stallabrass

Out of Line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection, exhibition catalogue, Suzanne Cotter: Hayward

Gallery, London,

Second Sight, The Henry Moore Foundation, pp.142-5

The Tastemakers: U.K Art Now, by Rosie Millard, Thames and Hudson

Field Day: Sculpture from Britain, Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Publishing

The British Art Show 5, Hayward Publishing, London, pp.82-3

XXIV Bienal de Sao Paulo, catalogue, Paulo Herkonhoff and Adriano Pedrosa (curators), 1998

Puerile 69, exhibition catalogue, Richard Shone, Reykjavik, 2000

Waste Management, exhibition catalogue, Christina Ritchie (ed) Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Trace, exhibition catalogue, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art,

Liverpool (catalogue)


Interactive: An Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture, exhibition catalogue, Amerada Hess Ltd and Pale Green Press, London

Tate Report, Tate Gallery Biennial Report 1996-98, Tate Gallery Publishing, London, p.30 (ill)


Damien Hirst, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, p.169

Dimensions Variable: New Works for the British Council Collection, Anne Gallagher, exhibition catalogue, The British Council, London

Breaking the Mould - British Art of the 1980s and 1990s: The Weltkunst Collection, Marshall, Catherine (ed.), Lund Humphries, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (includes essays by Richard Cork and Penelope Curtis)

Spit Fire: Photographs from the Art World 1996/7, Johnnie Shand Kydd, Thames and Hudson, Violette Editions, London

Follow Me: British Art on the Lower Elbe, 'Journeys without maps' by James Hall, exhibition catalogue, Landschaftsverband Stade, Germany, pp.97-121

Contemporary Art in Focus: Patrons’ Paper 2, Tate Publication, pp.4-19 (includes essay by Sean Rainbird)

Plastic, Neal Cummings and Joan Key (essays), exhibition catalogue, Richard Salmon Gallery, London

Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and '90s, exhibition catalogue, Michael Archer and Greg

Hilty (intro.) South Bank Centre, London

Sensation: Young Artists from the Saatchi Collection, exhibition catalogue, Rosenthal, Norman: Thames and Hudson in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, pp.150-155 (includes essays by Richard Shone, Martin Maloney, Brooks Adams and Lisa Jardine)

Made in London, 'The element of risk' Richard Shone (intro.) Simmons & Simmons (catalogue of collection), London

Ace! Arts Council Collection new purchases, Robson, Gavin, exhibition guide, The South Bank Centre, London

From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptors' Drawings, exhibition catalogue, Richard Shone (intro.): Frith Street Gallery and Karsten Schubert, London

The Making of Scrapheap Services, exhibition catalogue, Alison Jacques (intro.): Waddington Galleries, London

Scrapheap Services, Landy, Michael, artist's book, Chisenhale Gallery and Ridinghouse Editions, London

12th International Biennial of Small Sculpture, Murska Sobota, Slovenia, p.172

Contemporary British Art in Print, Jeremy Lewison and Duncan Macmillan: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art,

Edinburgh and Paragon Press, London

Brilliant!: New Art from London, exhibition catalogue, Walker Arts

Center, Minneapolis (includes essays by Stuart Morgan,

Neville Wakefield, Richard Flood and Douglas Fogle)

Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, text by Sarah Kent

Installation Art, Michael Archer (text): Thames and Hudson, London

Restaurant, Jancou, Marc (ed.): exhibition catalogue, Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich

The Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, exhibition handbook, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Unfair, Dale Frank, Cologne, Germany (Kim Machen Art)

Commissions and Collaborations, accompanying booklet for programme presented by Mills and Allen in conjunction with the BBC and the Radio Times

Arte Ultimo Britanico Y Espanol, De Velasco, Ramon Martinez: Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales and The British

Council, Madrid


Broken English, exhibition catalogue, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Serpentine Gallery, London

Goldsmiths’ College Centenary Exhibition 1991, Adrian Searle, exhibition catalogue, Goldsmiths College Gallery, London

We've Lost ET but the Boy's Coming Back: Peter Cain, Michael Jenkins and Michael Landy, exhibition catalogue,

Jerry Saltz, Karsten Schubert, London, Unknown Europe, exhibition catalogue, Miedzyhardow e Stowarzysnenie Krytykow Sztuki, Krakow, Poland, pp.40-41

Cominesi, Piera Raimondi (ed.) Anni Novanta, exhibition catalogue, Arnoldo Mondadori Arte, Bologna

Technique Anglaise: Current Trends in British Art, Andrew Renton and Liam Gillick (eds.), Thames and Hudson, One Off Press, London

Michael Landy: Appropriations 1-4, exhibition catalogue, Karsten Schubert, London

Confrontaciones: Ultime Arte Britanico y Espanol, exhibition catalogue Teresa Blanch (intro), Palacio Velasquez, Madrid

Europe Unknown, Palac Szutki, Krakow, Poland, exhibition catalogue


East Country Yard Show, exhibition catalogue, Henry Bond and Sarah Lucas (eds), London

Market: Michael Landy, Bush, Kate, exhibition catalogue, One-Off Press, London

Angela Bulloch, Michael Landy, Gary Hume, Andrew Renton, Esther Schipper, Cologne

Artificial Nature, Jeffrey Deitch, exhibition catalogue, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens

The Köln Show, exhibition catalogue, p.78

La Biennal de Barcelona, exhibition catalogue, Spain, pp.78-81

Home Truths, Bush, Kate, exhibition catalogue, Franz Paludetto, Castello di Rivara, Turin

Freeze, exhibition catalogue, Ian Jeffrey (intro.): 'Platonic Tropics', Surrey Docks, London

Public Collections
Tate Collection, London
The British Council, London
The Government Art Collection, London
Arts Council England
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Zabludowicz Art Trust, London

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