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Elizabeth McAlpine was born in London in 1973. She 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,,

  • 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


Ciscneros Foundation, Miami, FL

Kadist Foundation, Paris

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna




2014  The Postcard Is A Public Work of Art, ‘X Marks the Bokship’. Curated and catalogued by Jeremy Cooper

2010  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

2008  f Looks Could Kill: Cinema’s Images of Fashion, Crime and Violence, Edited by Marketa Uhlirova, Catalogue published by Koenig Books

2007  Film on Film, Berwick upon Tweed, Film and Arts Festival, Catalogue




2015  Anne Doran, "Critics’ Pick", Time Out, 23 April

2014  "Mark Prince, Elizabeth McAlpine", Art in America, December

2013  Christopher Townsend, "Misdirect Movies", Art Monthly, Issue 369, September

2012  Randy Gragg, "Review: Lumber Room’s Terrain Shift", Portland Monthly, 12 Nov

          Jillian Grant, "First Amongst Equals: Part II",, 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",, 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

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

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

2009  Chris Townsend, "Artist Profile: Elizabeth McAlpine", Art Monthly, April

          Lillian Davies, "Critics Pick",, 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

2008  Sarah Jane Downing, "Imagine All The People", The Big Scene, March

2007  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

2006  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

2005  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

2004  Martin Herbert, "Elizabeth McAlpine", Time Out, June 8–15

2003  "Art Sheffield", April 28, The Guide

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