Exhibitions

Selected Solo Shows



Night 4 Day. Secession Galerie. Vienna, Austria. June 2020
Bi. Kohta. Helsinki, Finland. November 2019
Matt black and Rat. Gulbenkian Project Spaces, Lisbon, Portugal.
https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/evento/emily-wardill-matt-black-and-rat/

Matt black and Rat
. Bergen Kunsthall. Bergen. Norway.
http://www.kunsthall.no/en/?k=1&id=26&aid=2509&ark=1&aar=2017&arrtID=6&ArrLokID=1&index=1

Various small milk and
. Kling and Bang. Rejykavik. Iceland.
http://this.is/klingogbang/archive_view.php?id=371

It's not what it looks like
. Altman Siegal Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
http://www.altmansiegel.com/exhibitions/emily-wardill-2017/

No trace of Accelerator
. The Lab, Screening, San Francisco, USA.
When you fall into a trance. Cinema Dynamo, Centre d’art Contemporain Genéve
Switzerland
When you fall into a trance. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Rugby. UK.
The Palace. Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
When you fall into a trance. carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
The Palace. STANDARD(OLSO). Oslo. Norway.
When you fall into a trance. The Collection Lincoln and Usher Gallery. Lincoln. UK.
When you fall into a trance. La Loge. Brussels. Belgium.
https://www.la-loge.be/project/when-you-fall-into-a-trance

When you fall into a trance. Index Gallery. Stockholm, Sweden.
The Third Person. Carlier Gebauer. Berlin. Germany.
Fulll Firearms. Baadischer Kunstverein. Karlsruhe Germany.
http://www.badischer-kunstverein.de/index.php?Direction=Programme&list=Exhibitions&Detail=253
The Hands Of A Clock, Even When Out Of Order, Must Know And Let The Dumbest Little Watch Know Where They Stand, Otherwise Neither Is A Dial But Only A White Face With A Trick Mustache.. FRAC Champagne. Reims. France
https://www.frac-champagneardenne.org/expositions-passees-2012-1-1-2.html
. ..found himself in a walled garden on the top of a h
igh mountain, and in the middle of it a tree with great birds on
the branches, and fruit out of which, if you held a fruit to
your ear, came the sound of fighting
, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Third Person. ARTES.Fundação Manuel António da Mota, Porto, Portugal.
Fulll Firearms. Altman Siegal. San Francisco. USA.
For they know not. Lillith Performance Studio, Malmo , Sweden.
Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
http://camstl.org/exhibitions/main-gallery/emily-wardill-sick-serena-and-dregs-and-wreck-and-wreck/

The Pips
, Basel Art Statements, Basel , Switzeland
Fulll Firearms Premier. Cinema Zuid in Antwerp, Belgium.
Windows broken, break, broke together. De Appel. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
http://deappel.nl/nl/exposities/emily-wardill-windows-broken-break-broke-together

Game Keepers without Game. MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts, MA, USA
https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/emily-wardill-game-keepers-without-play

Game Keepers without Game. Showroom. London. UK.
http://www.theshowroom.org/projects/emily-wardill-game-keepers-without-game

Game Keepers without Game. Spacex Gallery, Exeter. UK.
Basking in what feels like ‘an ocean of grace’, I soon realize that I'm not looking at it but rather that I AM it, recognising myself. Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany.
Sea Oak/The Diamond (Descartes Daughter).Follow Fluxus. Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden. Germany.
Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck. STANDARD(OSLO), Norway.
Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck. ICA. London. UK
https://www.ica.art/whats-on/emily-wardill

Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck. Picture This. Bristol. UK
Ben, Fortescue Avenue, LISTE, Basel, Switzerland
Basking in what feels like ‘an ocean of grace, I soon realise that I’m not looking at it, but rather that I AM it, recognising myself. Fortescue Avenue. London. UK



Selected Group Exhibitions & screenings


Wax Tablet. Group show with Eric Baudelaire & Evangeline Riddiford Graham. June 8 – 21 July 2019. Te Tuhi New Zealand.
Women in the Modern Collection. Screening with Lida Abdul and Helena Almeida. Gulbenkian. Lisbon. Portugal
10-Year Anniversary Exhibition. Altman Siegal. San Francisco. USA
Arco Madrid. With Caroline Mesquita and Carlier Gebauer. 
Experimenta Mixtape. Curated by Will Fowler. BFI. London.
Problematising reality- Encounters between art, cinema and philosophy. a series of projections and discussions. 17th December 2018. Goethe Institute. Lisbon. Portugal.
Closed Windows. XYZ collective. Tokyo. September 23rd - October 21st
2018 SF Art Book Fair. San Francisco. USA
Synesthesia. High Line Art. Group screening New York City.
Film London Jarman Award – A Journey Through the First Decade. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.May 15th - June 10th
Oslo Museum for Samtidskunst, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway.
Everything is going to be fine; Hessel Museum, CCS Bard, New York. April 8th - May 27th
The Biennale of Moving Images. Centre d'art contemporain Geneve. Switzerland, Faena Art Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
No Trace of Accelerator. London Film Festival, London, UK
Transmissions from the etherspace. La Casa Encendida. Madrid, Spain.
Ur minnet. Lund Konsthalle. Sweden.
New Vision Award. Screening of No Trace of Accelerator. CPHDOX, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Experimenta. Screening of No Trace of Accelerator. London Film Festival.
Our words return in patterns. Gallery PCP. Paris.
In a room, Anorak, Karlsruhe, Germany
Altman Siegel at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA 2017
The Secret Life of Images. Kunstverein Freiburg. Germany .
Will and be going to. Altman Siegal. San Francisco. USA.
Give me space. Performance with Ishan Davé as part of Délicat Pulse, The Darling Foundary, Montreal , Canada.
Moving Pictures. British Council touring programme from Jarman Award winners:, Maison de l’Art et de la Communication Lens, France, OCAT, Shanghai, Xi'an. Shemzhen, China, Ceiling Art Gallery, Chongqing, China, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China, UCCA, Beijing, China, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand, Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan, Tate Britain, London, UK, A4 Contemporary Art Centre, Chengdu, China
The Palace. Salzburger Kunstverein. Austria.
Here too I exist. Koppe Astner. Glasgow.
When you fall into a trance. STUK, Leuven. Belgium.
I hear your voice reflected in a glass and it sounds like it is inside of me. Carlier Gebauer. Berlin. Germany.
First Sight. Château de Waleffe, Belgium. Screening of ‘The Palace’ and a conversation with neuroscientist, academic & researcher Israel Rosenfield.
Moving Pictures. British Council touring programme from Jarman Award winners:, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, Zawya Cinema, Egypt, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, The Model, Sligo, Ireland, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland, The Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, The Bonum Factum Gallery, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nehru Centre Auditorium, Pune, India, Palast Kino, Ternopil, Ukraine , Ego Club, Kherson, Ukraine, Kvartyra art centre, Dnipro, Ukraine, TBC, Kiev, Ukraine, State of Concept, Athens, Greece.
You Imagine What You Desire. 19th Sydney Bienalle. Austrailia
http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/wardill/

Walk through British Art. Exhibition of permanent Collection. Tate Britain. London. UK
Memory Palaces. Carlier Gebauer. Berlin. Germany
When you fall into a trance. Screening, London Film Festival , UK
Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013. Tate Modern. London. UK
http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/luminous-view

And materials and money and crisis. Mumok. Vienna. Austria.
Game Keepers without Game. Mumok. Vienna. Austria.
The Third Person. Loop Art Fair. Barcelona. Spain.
http://loop-barcelona.com/2013/fair/carlier-gebauer-emily-wardill/
Channeled. Lunds konsthall, Sweden.
Pro-Choice, Centre d'Art de Fribourg, Switzerland.
Sequences VI, real time art festival, Reyklavik, Iceland.
New Year's Day Swimmers. Altman Siegal. San Francisco. USA.
Fulll Firearms. Screening. Kunsthalle Lissabon. Lisbon. Portugal.
See Under Actor Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva,. Israel.
Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Descartes's Daughter. Screening. The Swiss Institute. New York. USA.
Fulll Firearms, installation. Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Fulll Firearms. One night screening. ICA, London, UK
FIAC. Screening Fulll Firearms. The Grand Palais. Paris, France.
Fulll Firearms. Screening. Hackney Picturehouse, London, UK
Deliquese. Jonathan Viner, London, UK.
A reader of materials and a writer of forms, MOT, Brussels, Belgium
The Body Argument, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, USA
On the Edgware Road, Serpentine Gallery and the Centre of Possible Studies, London, UK
A useful looking useless object, Sierra Metro, Edingburgh, UK
Random Acts. Television screening CH4. Nationwide. UK
ILLUMInations. Venice Biennale. Venice. Italy.
If you shoot a bullet in a vacuum it will keep on traveling forever. MUKHA . Antwerp. Belgium.
The Pips. Art Basel Statements, Basel, Switzerland
Mirages, Fountains & Dissociative Composition, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
Reading group in toronto affect 3 Emily Wardill & Brian Massumi IICD, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Haywood Gallery, London, Tramway, Glasgow, The Castle, Nottingham,Plymouth Arts Centre, The Plymouth Museum, Peninsula Arts, UK
Paying A Visit to Mary, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,CT, USA
Thinking Through Cinema (Deep Red), Artissima art fair, Turin, Italy
A form is simply something which allows something else to be transported from one site to another
. Murray Guy, New York, USA.
Art Sheffeld 2010 – Life: A User’s Manual, Sheffeld Institute of Arts Gallery , UK
Tate Film: Late Night Double-bill Royal Cinema, St Ives (part of The Dark Monarch) UK
The Reach of Realism. MOCA. Miami. USA.
47th New York Film Festival, Walter Reade Theater, New York, USA.
Beating the Bounds. Tate Britain. London. UK.
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/art-now-beating-bounds

Oscar Tuazon/Emily Wardill, Basel Premier, Basel, Switzerland.
Almost always is nearly enough, Standard, Oslo, Norway
The Cover of a Book is the Beginning of a Journey, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Sitting Cinema, Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.
Urban Stories. The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, CAC Villnius, Lithuania
Summer Knowledge, Screening, Artist Space, New York, USA
Word Event, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Noli Me Legere, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
The True Artist, Triangle, Marseille, France
Park Night, Serpentine Pavillion, London, UK
Whose History?, Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Reykjavik Experiment Marathon, Reykjavik, Iceland
Neither either nor or, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
An Ambiguous Case, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
Ben, Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia
Film as a Critical Practice, OCA, Oslo, Norway
Inky Toy Affnitas, Cerealart, Philadelphia, Berlin, D
Ballet Mecanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
London Film Festival, London, England
Hi Fi, One night screening, Tate Britain, London, England
Pastoral, film screening Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Kinomuseum, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany
Depiction Perversion Repulsion Obsession Subversion Film, Screening, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Der Ficker, Fortescue Avenue. London, England
Artprojx, Théâtre Royal de Marrakech, Marrakech, MA
Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires, Ancient & Modern, London
ART NOW Lightbox, Film Exhibition, Tate Britain, London, England
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/film/art-now-lightbox-duncan-campbell-declan-clarke-and-emily-wardill/art-1

Born Winged Animals and Honey Gatherers of the Soul, Fortesque Avenue, England
Le Voyage Interieur, Espace Electra, Paris, France
Slimvolume exhibition, curated by Andrew Hunt, Silverbridge, Galerie Nomadenoase, London, England
Romantic Detachment, PS1 MoMA, Long Island
Feast Against Nature, Lake District UK & PS1, NY, USA
Like Beads on an Abacus Designed to Calculate Infinity, Rockwell Institute, Rockwell Institute, London
The Royal Road to the Unconscious, The Telephone Repeater Station, Catterick, North Yorkshire, The Freud Museum, London, England
A short Hello and a Long Goodbye, A micro intervention into cinema, curated by Klaus Weber, Various cinemas, London, Berlin, Los Angeles
New Contemporaries 2000, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, England



Teaching



Professor Fine Art. Malmo Art Academy. Sweden. (Current)
Visiting Lecturer Maumaus, Lisbon, Portugal (Current)
External Examiner. Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Copenhagen. Denmark (2019)
Visiting Professor. University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland (2018)
Visiting Lecturer. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2015)
Visiting Lecturer. Film Master Program Luca, Brussels, Belgium
Senior Lecturer. BA Fine Art. 4D Pathway. Central St. Martins. (2008 – 2013)
And they lay them before you like Reasons. 4 day workshop with students from the Academy. Academy of Fine Arts. Munich. Germany. (2013).
Meticulous Insanity. Paper delivered as part of a series under the heading 'Fragile Identities' including Maurizio Lazzarato, Stephen Frosh, Claire Denis, Paul Broks and Okwui Enwezor. (2013)
A is for Artist. One day symposia including Nina Power and Adrian Rifkin. Royal College of Art. London. (2011)
If I can’t dance I don’t want to be a part of your revolution ALTERNATIVA Workshops Gdansk, Poland featuring Jeremiah Day, Sung Hwan Kim, Wendelien van Oldenborgh & Hito Steyerl
Camera Image Movement. Lecture + workshop with students from the Academy. St Lucas University College of Art and Design. Antwerp. Belgium. (2010)
Everything I Tell You Now Is True: The Short Films of Emily Wardill. Screening and talk as part of the series ‘ Conversations at the Edge’ , Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago (2010)
Game Keepers without Game. Screening and talk as part of the Eye & Ear Clinic, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MacLean Theater, Chicago (2010)
Friends of Art. Symposium .ELIA Luzern. Switzerland. (2004)
Artist Talks at: National Art School, Sydney Australia, Städelschule. Frankfurt. Germany. (2012) Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe, Germany. (2012) UIC, Chicago USA. School of Art and Art History. (2010) BA Fine Art + MA Fine Art. Goldsmiths University. (2008 + 2009) CCA San Francisco. (2008)

On the selection jury of DOCLISBOA IN 2016 and the 52nd Bilbao International Short and Documentary Film Festival (ZINEBI) in 2010.