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  Born 1948 near Henley, Oxfordshire, UK

Lives and works in London and Hampshire

Education
1967-68Winchester School of Art, Winchester
1968-71St. Martin's School of Art, London
1971-72Chelsea School of Art, London
 
 
Honorary and Foreign Distinctions

Represented Britain at the Biennales of Sydney 1982, Paris 1982, 1985, Sâo Paulo 1983, 1991

Finalist Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London, 1986

Winner Anne Gerber Award, Seattle Museum of Art, USA, 1988

Trustee of the Tate Galleries 1996-2001

Elected to the Royal Academy of Arts 2002

Trustee of the Imperial War Museum 2003-2011

Governor of the University of the Arts London 2003-2008

Chair of the Roche Court Educational Trust, New Art Centre, Salisbury 2011-
 
 
Selected individual exhibitions
 
BILL WOODROW RA
2013Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens, London
 
REVELATOR
2012Lullin + Ferrari, Zürich, Switzerland
 
BILL WOODROW: SCULPTURES 1981-1988
2011Waddington Custot Galleries, London
 
LEAD ASTRAY, shared sculptures with Richard Deacon
2008Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
 
ON THE ROCKS, shared sculptures with Richard Deacon
2008Bloomberg SPACE London, London
 
OSCILLATOR
2008Waddington Galleries, London
 
LEAD ASTRAY, shared sculptures with Richard Deacon
2007Château Musée, Dieppe, France
 
BILL WOODROW: SCULPTURE
2006Waddington Galleries, London
 
LEAD ASTRAY, shared sculptures with Richard Deacon
2006Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth
2005Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2004New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery, Roche Court, Salisbury, Wiltshire
2004Palacio Nacional de Queluz, Oporto, Portugal
 
THE BEEKEEPER
2002Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
2001South London Gallery, London
2001Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
 
REGARDLESS OF HISTORY
2000Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London
 
MONOGRAPHIC ROOM
2000Tate Modern, London
 
SITTING ON HISTORY
1998British Library, London
 
ABOUT THIS AXIS, DRAWINGS 1990-1995
1997Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
 
SCULPTURES 1981-1997
1997Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
FOOLS' GOLD
1996Duveen Galleries, Tate Gallery, London
1996Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
 
ABOUT THIS AXIS, DRAWINGS 1990-1995
1996Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
1995Camden Arts Centre, London
1995Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
 
’ONLY THE LONELY’ AND OTHER SHARED SCULPTURES with Richard Deacon
1994Galerie Sabine Wachters, Brussels, Belgium
1993Chisenhale Gallery, London
1993Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
 
BILL WOODROW: SCULPTURE
1991XXI Bienal de Sâo Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
 
EYE OF THE NEEDLE
1989Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre, France
1989Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais, France
 
POINT OF ENTRY
1989Imperial War Museum, London
 
BILL WOODROW: POSITIVE EARTH NEGATIVE EARTH
1987Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
 
BILL WOODROW: SCULPTURE
1986Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
 
SHIP OF FOOLS’, DISCOVERY OF TIME
1986Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA
 
BILL WOODROW: SCULPTURE
1985Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
 
NATURAL PRODUCE, AN ARMED RESPONSE
1985Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, USA
 
BILL WOODROW: SCULPTURE
1983Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
1972Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
 
 
Selected group exhibitions
 
FOURTH PLINTH: CONTEMPORARY MONUMENT
2012ICA, London
 
MODERN BRITISH SCULPTURE
2011Royal Academy, London
 
SAVAGE MESSIAH
2011Rob Tufnell at 1 Sutton Lane, London
 
CAMULODUNUM
2011firstsite, Colchester
 
UNITED ENEMIES: THE PROBLEM OF SCULPTURE IN BRITAIN IN THE 1960’S AND 1970’S
2011Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
 
DAS FUNDAMENT DER KUNST
2010Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
 
WHAT HAPPENS IF...?
2010Storey Gallery, Lancaster
 
BP BRITISH ART DISPLAYS 1960-2000
2010Tate Britain, London
 
GLI ANNI 80
2009Arengario e Serrone della Villa Reale, Monza, Italy
 
EARTH: ART OF A CHANGING WORLD
2009Royal Academy of Arts, London
 
IM BLICK DES SAMMLERS
2009Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
 
DOMESTIC INCIDENTS
2006Tate Modern, London
 
ELDORADO
2006MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
 
RAISED AWARENESS
2005Tate Modern, London
 
IN PRINT: PRINTS FROM THE PARAGON PRESS
2005National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
TURNING POINTS: 20TH CENTURY BRITISH SCULPTURE
2004Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
 
BLAST TO FREEZE: BRITISH ART IN THE 20th CENTURY
2003Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse, France
2002Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
 
FIELD DAY, SCULPTURE FROM BRITAIN
2001Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
 
NATURAL HISTORY
2001Yongsan Family Park, Seoul, Korea
 
FORJAR EL ESPACIO
1999Ivam Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
1999Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais, France
1998Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
 
SEXTA BIENAL DE LA HABANA
1997Havana, Cuba
 
UN SIECLE DE SCULPTURE ANGLAISE
1996Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
 
FROM PICASSO TO WOODROW: RECENTLY ACQUIRED PRINTS AND PORTFOLIOS
1995Tate Gallery, London
 
ARTE AMAZONAS
1994Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
1993Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
1993Technische Sammlungen, Dresden, Germany
1992Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
1992Museu de Arte, Brasilia, Brazil
 
METROPOLIS
1991Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
 
BRITISH SCULPTURE SINCE 1965
1988Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
1987Museum of Contemporary Art/Peace Museum, Chicago, USA
1987Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
1987Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor, USA
1987Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, USA
 
DOCUMENTA 8
1987Kassel, Germany
 
AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF RECENT PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
1984Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
 
OBJECTS & SCULPTURE
1981Arnolfini, Bristol
1981I.C.A., London
 
 
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