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Marguerite Humeau
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Marguerite Humeau
15 October 2016 - 15 January 2017
Marguerite Humeau has described herself as an “Indiana Jones in Google times.” The London-based French artist's work embarks on epic quests in time and space. FOXP2...
Otobong Nkanga
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Otobong Nkanga
15 October 2016 - 15 January 2017
Huge tapestries, performances, drawings and installations trace all kinds of different botanical and geological histories in Otobong Nkanga’s work. This is the...
Michael Beutler
art - Exhibitions
Michael Beutler
16 July 2016 - 25 September 2016
Working with a team of local collaborators, Beutler will turn two of our galleries into a workshop. Channelling the spirit of DIY invention, and the disappearing...
Yelena Popova
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Yelena Popova
16 July 2016 - 25 September 2016
Based at Primary Studios in Nottingham, Popova explores painting "outside the frame". At Nottingham Contemporary, her first solo show in a UK public gallery, she has...
Simon Starling
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Simon Starling
19 March 2016 - 26 June 2016
Nottingham Contemporary presents the largest ever exhibition in the UK of the works of Simon Starling – the Turner Prize winner who studied at Nottingham Trent...
Monuments Should Not Be Trusted
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Monuments Should Not Be Trusted
16 January 2016 - 04 March 2016
Artists and groups include Marina Abramović, Zemira Alajbegović (Gledališče FV), Lutz Becker, August Černigoj, Goran Djordjević, Vera Fischer, Karpo Godina,...
Autumn Season: Alien Encounters
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Autumn Season: Alien Encounters
10 October 2015 - 31 December 2015
This autumn we present four solo exhibitions, each featuring new commissions. The four artists use performance, theatre and film. For them, fiction and alternative...
Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth
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Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth
04 July 2015 - 20 September 2015
 For Season 1 of The Grand Tour at Nottingham Contemporary Pablo Bronstein has chosen 62 works of fine and decorative art to bring to our galleries –...
Glenn Ligon
art - Exhibitions
Glenn Ligon
03 April 2015 - 14 June 2015
Stephen Andrews, Giovanni Anselmo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, The Black Panther Party, Alighiero Boetti, Bruce Davidson, Beauford Delaney, Melvin Edwards,...
Rights of Nature
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Rights of Nature
24 January 2015 - 15 March 2015
Read a new essay on Rights of Nature by co-curator TJ Demos »
Raphael Hefti
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Raphael Hefti
18 October 2014 - 04 January 2015
Raphael Hefti has a novel approach to experimentation with materials. He is fascinated with processes and often invents his own. His works blur boundaries between natural...
Agnieszka Polska
art - Exhibitions
Agnieszka Polska
18 October 2014 - 04 January 2015
Agnieska Polska’s dreamlike videos explore time and memory. Born in Poland, in 1985, while it was still a communist state, she is interested in forgotten histories and...
Carol Rama
art - Exhibitions
Carol Rama
19 July 2014 - 28 September 2014
Carol Rama’s expressive work is a direct result of the personal tragedies in her life. “I paint to heal myself,” she has said. Her autobiographical, explicitly...
Danh Võ
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Danh Võ
19 July 2014 - 28 September 2014
This summer we present the first major UK exhibition of the work of Danh Võ. Võ’s work explores the intersections of personal experience and major historical events,...
Somewhat Abstract
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Somewhat Abstract
12 April 2014 - 29 June 2014
Artists include Tomma Abts, Armando Andrade Tudela, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Anna Barriball, David Batchelor, Zarina Bhimji, Karla Black, Peter Blake, David...
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
25 January 2014 - 23 March 2014
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s sculptures and installations often start as handmade props, costumes and sets for her joyful, anarchic performances. They acquire an afterlife in...
Tala Madani
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Tala Madani
25 January 2014 - 23 March 2014
Tala Madani is one of the most original painters to have emerged in recent years. Her work reflects on masculinity, group dynamics, sexuality and power play – topics...
Asco
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Asco
12 October 2013 - 05 January 2014
Asco were formed in the early 1970s by four Chicano artists - Harry Gamboa Jr, Gronk, Willie F. Herrón III and Patssi Valdez - who met in high school in East LA, the...
Geoffrey Farmer
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Geoffrey Farmer
12 October 2013 - 05 January 2014
Geoffrey Farmer is a unique and disconcerting voice in Canadian art. Borrowing elements from conceptual and installation art, he combines poetry and social commentary...
Aquatopia
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Aquatopia
20 July 2013 - 22 September 2013
Alex Bag & Ethan Kramer, Hernan Bas, John Bellany, Guy Ben-Ner, Ashley Bickerton, Rudolf & Leopold Blaschka, Marcel Broodthaers, Bernard Buffet, Spartacus...
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things
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The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things
27 April 2013 - 30 June 2013
Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey has curated an exhibition that explores the magical world of new technology, as well as tracing its connections to the beliefs of...
John Newling
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John Newling
26 January 2013 - 07 April 2013
John Newling is a pioneer of public art with a social purpose. His works explore the natural world and the social and economic systems of society – such as money or...
Piero Gilardi
art - Exhibitions
Piero Gilardi
26 January 2013 - 07 April 2013
Piero Gilardi was an influential figure in the development of Arte Povera (poor art) in Italy in the late 1960s centred in Turin – a movement that still influences art...
Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou
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Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou
20 October 2012 - 06 January 2013
We presented a major exhibition of Haitian art, the UK’s first for many years. Nearly 200 paintings, sculptures and sequin flags by 35 artists from the 1940s to the...
Francis Upritchard
art - Exhibitions
Francis Upritchard
21 July 2012 - 30 September 2012
Francis Upritchard’s psychedelically coloured human figures “live” on islands of ornate furniture. There is a festival feeling to their gatherings, emphasised by...
Alfred Kubin
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Alfred Kubin
21 July 2012 - 30 September 2012
Haunting drawings of death, trauma and fantastical creatures inhabiting imaginary worlds sprung from Alfred Kubin’s pen at the beginning of the 20th century. His work,...
Mika Rottenberg
art - Exhibitions
Mika Rottenberg
05 May 2012 - 01 July 2012
The first major UK exhibition of Mika Rottenberg’s arresting and comically disturbing video works will be shown in three of our four galleries. Visitors will view them...
James Gillray
art - Exhibitions
James Gillray
05 May 2012 - 01 July 2012
Europe in turmoil, revolution overseas, Britain embroiled in long expensive wars, MPs accused of improper use of public funds, the press obsessed with celebrity gossip,...
Thomas Demand
art - Exhibitions
Thomas Demand
28 January 2012 - 15 April 2012
Acclaimed German artist Thomas Demand is best known for his large scale photographs that question the medium as a faithful record of reality. His exhibition at Nottingham...
Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency
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Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency
28 January 2012 - 15 April 2012
Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency (DAAR) is an art and architecture collective set up by Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal and Eyal Weizman, based in Palestine. Their...

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