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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