1973  Born, London

Lives and works in France



2000–2002, Slade School of Fine Art, MFA Sculpture, University College, London1993–1996 

Goldsmiths College Fine Arts & Critical Theory BA, University of London






  • Elizabeth McApine solo show - (RITA URSO artopia gallery), ART BRUSSELS

  • Light Reading, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London


  • cinematic sediments, RITA URSO, Milan (catalogue with a text by Denis Viva)


  • With Time on My Hands, Laurel Gitlen, New York


  • Tip Toe, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London


  • A Portrait, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

  • Elizabeth McAlpine, Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland, AV Festival, curated by Rebecca Shatwell

  • The Map of Exactitude, Laurel Gitlen, New York


  • Works on Paper, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

  • Elizabeth McAlpine, Square Describing A Circle, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

  • Elizabeth McAlpine, Square Describing A Circle, Art Statements, Art Basel


  • Flatland, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London


  • Imaginary Solution, SPACEX, Exeter, UK

  • Sedimentary Sight, Ballina Arts Centre, Ireland


  • White Elephant, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London


  • Time Spent Doing Things Backwards, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London




  • Davide Allieri, Erika Hock, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Elizabeth McAlpine, Art Dusseldorf, Rita Urso | Cosar HMT, DE 


  • MIART, Elizabeth McAlpine|Mika Taanila|ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup - (RITA URSO artopia gallery), Milan


  • Jean-Baptiste Maitre|Elizabeth McAlpine|ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup - (RITA URSO artopia gallery), ART BRUSSEL

  • The Lasting. L'intervallo e la durata curated by Saretto Cincinelli, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome

  • Ordinary Pictures, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

  • On Exactitude in Science, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • The Secret Life of Images, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg

  • Double Vision, Silver Projects, New York


  • 5600K, New Media Gallery, Vancouver

  • Eraser, Laurel Gitlen, New York


  • The Postcard is a Public Work of Art, X Marks The Bökship, London

  • Beyond the Process, Werke Aus Der Sammlung Lenikus, Kunstraum Innsbruck


  • Everyday Epiphanies, Photography and Daily Life Since 1969, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • PICA Salon 2013, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Western Australia

  • Mind Rhymes, curated by Tom Benson, Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery, London

  • Misdirect Movies, curated by Andrew Bracey and John Rimmer, Royal Standard, Liverpool

  • Misdirect Movies, curated by Andrew Bracey and John Rimmer, Standpoint Gallery, London

  • In The Air Tonight, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, DresdenA Nonspatial Continuum in which Events Occur in Apparently Irreversible Succession From the Past Through the Present Through the Future, Schleicher/Lange, Berlin


  • In The Air Tonight, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin

  • Vis Loci, Griffin Gallery, London

  • First Amongst Equals (Part I), Gertrude Contemporary, Fitzroy, Australia

  • Terrain shift, Lumber Rooms, Portland, USA

  • First Amongst Equals (Part II), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth Cultural Centre, Australia

  • Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln

  • Du monde clos à l’univers infini, curated by Marc Bembekoff, Le Quartier, centre d’art contemporain de QuimperCinema, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium

  • The Artists’ Postcard Show, Spike Island, London


  • The Map of Exactitude Camera, Photomonth in Krakow, Poland

  • Group exhibition of the collection, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna

  • Roofless Motifs, Laurel Gitlen, New York

  • To Pay Respect To The Generosity Of The Three-Minute Punk Rock Song, Crate Studio and Project Space, Marget


  • Words, Performance programme part of Surreal House at Barbican, London

  • UnSpooling – Artist & Cinema, Cornerhouse, Manchester

  • If You Can Hold Your Breath, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool

  • Unpacking My Library, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Aotearoa, New Zealand

  • Kill Your Timid Notion Festival, Screening at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland

  • Morning News, Be-Part, Ghent, Belgium

  • Being There, Curated by Chris Sharp, Meet Factory, Prague


  • EAST International, Norwich School of Art, EAST video programme: Transmission, Glasgow

  • Picture This, at Spike Island, Bristol / Eastside Projects, Birmingham / S1 Artspace, Sheffield / Focal Point Gallery, Southend / MOOT, Nottingham / Royal Standard, Liverpool

  • Double Object, Thomas Dane, London

  • Exhibition of The Collection, Kadist Foundation, Paris, curated by Jeremy Lewison

  • Second Hand, curated by Jasper Sharp, Engholm Engelhorn Gallery, Vienna

  • Desaturated: Contemporary Interdisciplinary British Art, The Art Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Goodbye 20th Century, Image Festival, Harbour Front Centre, Toronto

  • Cui Prodest?, New Galerie de France, Paris, curated by Francesco Stocchi

  • Back and Forth. And All Over Again, James Taylor Gallery, London


  • Aurora 2008, Film Festival, Norwich

  • If Looks Could Kill: Fashion and Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, BFI Southbank, London

  • Tate Modern, Cine Lumiere, London

  • Museum of the Moving Image, New York

  • ‘Out of Darkness’, Kulturzentrum K4, Nurnberg, Germany


  • Berwick Film Festival, Berwick upon Tweed

  • Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge

  • The Air is Wet with Sound, Rekord, OsloIt’s Just Bread, Curated by Ali McGlip, Alma Enterprises, London


  • Smoke and Mirrors, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

  • Bad Moon Rising, K3 Gallery, Zurich

  • Trivial Pursuit, Edge Zones, Art Basel, Miami

  • Het Wilde Weten Gallery, Rotterdam KX gallery, Hamburg

  • All For Show, Touring Group Show, Nexus Philadelphia, Philadelphia


  • A Certain Tendency in Representation, curated by Francesco ManacordaI, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

  • Love Cinema and Cinema Loves Me, Camden Art Centre, London

  • All For show, touring group show Galerie Verticale, Quebec, Canada

  • Blind Spot, Tank.tv, www.tank.tv

  • Galerie Nomadenoase, Andre Butzer & Thilo Heinzmann, Fortescue Avenue / Jonathan Viner, LondonYoung Masters, 148a St Johns St, London

  • All For Show, Touring Group Show: EDGE ZONES World ArtsBuilding Miami, USA / Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA / FahrenheitGallery, Kansas City, Missouri, USA / The Physics Room, Christchurch, New  Zealand / LUMP Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

  • Stella Artois After Dark Cinema, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London

  • Itchy Park – Park – Prague & Pestilence, Limehouse Town Hall, London


  • Pilot: 01, Limehouse Town Hall, London

  • YAH Festival, Nottingham

  • Tank TV, ICA, London

  • Itchy Park, Limehouse Town hall, London

  • Mementoes and Other Curiosities (In association with the Architectural Biennial and Art Fortnight, London)


  • Reduced, Century Gallery, London

  • Flinch, Seven Seven Gallery

  • Hubbub, Globe Gallery, Newcastle

  • It Ain’t What You Do, 291 Gallery, London

  • Perspective 2003, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

  • Artsheffield 03, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield







  • The Postcard Is A Public Work of Art, ‘X Marks the Bokship’. Curated and catalogued by Jeremy Cooper


  • Unspooling- Artist & Cinema, Edited by Andrew Bracey and Dave Griffiths, Published by Cornerhouse.

  • Townsend, Chris and Sharp, Chris. Square Describing a Circle, Published by Laura Bartlett Gallery


  • If Looks Could Kill: Cinema’s Images of Fashion, Crime and Violence, Edited by Marketa Uhlirova, Catalogue published by Koenig Books


  • Film on Film, Berwick upon Tweed, Film and Arts Festival, Catalogue







  • Anne Doran, "Critics’ Pick", Time Out, 23 April


  • "Mark Prince, Elizabeth McAlpine", Art in America, December


  • Christopher Townsend, "Misdirect Movies", Art Monthly, Issue 369, September


  • Randy Gragg, "Review: Lumber Room’s Terrain Shift", Portland Monthly, 12 Nov

  • Jillian Grant, "First Amongst Equals: Part II", www.art-almanac.au, 7 Nov

  • Darren Jorgensen, "Kinetic art proves it never got the flick", The West Australian, 1 Dec, p. 77

  • Sean Ashton, "Elizabeth McAlpine, A Portrait at Laura Bartlett Gallery", ArtReview, Issue 62, October

  • Paul Hobson, "Elizabeth McAlpine, A Portrait at Laura Bartlett Gallery", www.contemporaryartsociety.org, 6 Jul

  • Will Heinrich, "Underworlds: Elizabeth McAlpine at Laurel Gitlen", New York Observer, 15th Apr

  • Martin Herbert, "Elizabeth McAlpine: A Portrait", Time Out, July-August

  • "Elizabeth McAlpine at Laura Bartlett Gallery", Mousse Online, 31 July

  • "Elizabeth McAlpine", Modern Painters, October

  • Elizabeth McAlpine, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook, Dec-Jan


  • Alias, Elizabeth McAlpine, Photomonth in Krakow, 2011, Fondation for Visual Arts


  • David Trigg, "Elizabeth McAlpine", MAP magazine, Issue 24, Winter 2010


  • Chris Townsend, "Artist Profile: Elizabeth McAlpine", Art Monthly, April

  • Lillian Davies, "Critics Pick", artforum.com, April

  • Coline Milliard, "Elizabeth McAlpine", Art in America, May

  • Colin Perry, "Reel to Real", Art Monthly, No. 328, July/August

  • Martin Herbert, "EASTinternational", Art Monthly, 329, September

  • Frances Guerin, "Capturing Time", Artslant, 10 May

  • Sarah McNulty, "Round 2", Artslant, September

  • Adrian Searle, "Where there’s smoke", The Guardian, 21 July


  • Sarah Jane Downing, "Imagine All The People", The Big Scene, March


  • Jessica Lack, "Elizabeth McAlpine", The Guardian Guide

  • Aidan Dunne, "Elizabeth McAlpine", The Irish Times

  • Sarah Wood, "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang? Elizabeth McAlpine’s Adventures in Cinema", Vertigo Magazine

  • "Elizabeth McAlpine: Imaginary Solution at SPACEX", Art Vehicle, 26 July

  • "Liste 07", Magazin,  p.14


  • Jessica Lack, White Elephant, Laura Bartlett Gallery, October

  • Judith Palmer, Don’t Blink Now, Miriad

  • Amy Bell, "Smoke And Mirrors", Birmingham Metro, March 30

  • "Secrets of Early Cinema Revealed", March 28, Birmingham Mail

  • "Smoke And Mirrors", March 25 , Whats On

  • "Artists: Archive : Film", Tate Modern, May


  • Jessica Lack, "Elizabeth McAlpine", The Guide, April 30

  • Martin Herbert, "Elizabeth McAlpine, Laura Bartlett: Elsewhere", (review), Time Out London, June

  • "Elizabeth McAlpine", The Guardian Guide, 30 April


  • Martin Herbert, "Elizabeth McAlpine", Time Out, June 8–15


  • "Art Sheffield", April 28, The Guide

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