LIANE LANG
Liane Lang employs a variety of inanimate objects and fabricated figures to construct
images and videos that exist between narrative fiction and still-life composition. Set in
spaces that appear contrived, and could be described as in themselves sculptural, the
photographs represent a highly controlled, single view point on an installation. They extract
from the elaborately inanimate, a moment of animacy, a subtle shift between the
observation of a figure as form and as active agent. The figures in the work inhabit their
environment like spectral presences, simulating touch and sensation, engaged deeply in
mock reflection, standing in for the absent and the absent minded. They provide a vacancy
for unselfconscious voyeurism, for watching nobody through the key hole.

LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON.

Education

2003-2006 Royal Academy Schools, Postgraduate
1995-1998 Goldsmiths’ College,
London, BA Hons. Fine Art 
1993/94 National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Core
Studies

Solo Shows

2008 Artist at Aplsey, Flora Fairbairn Projects

2007 Fondling Germanicus, Kunstverein Heidelberg 

2006/7 Verisimilitude, T1+2 Artspace, London

2001 Offspace, Vienna, new video work, Austria

2001 Southfirst Art, new video work, New York



Selected Group Shows
Group Shows

2009 The pleasure is all mine, Transition Gallery, opens February 09
2008 At Home, Flora Fairbairn Projects
2008 Zoo Art Fair, T1+2 Artspace
2008 Super
Cilia, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
2008 Lucifers Greatest War, FRED Gallery, Leibzig

2008 Espace Croise, video presentation, Lille
2008 Gothic, Fieldgate Gallery, London
2007 Spectre versus Rector, Planchette, London
2007 Dunkelheit, St Pancras Crypt,
London
2007 Zoo Art Fair 07, Royal Academy of Art, T1+2 Art Space
2007 Hillgate Gallery,
Avatar of Sacred Discontent
2007 Anticipation, One One One Gallery, Flora Fairbairn
Projects 
2007 ArtFutures, Bloomberg Space, London
2006 100days 100 videos, Kunstverein Heidelberg
2006 Sweetex, Standpoint Gallery,
London
2006 Kamikaze Blossom, Fieldgate Gallery, London
2006 SlashSeconds/ online
magazine
2006 Originality is reified, Hollow Gallery, London
2006 Roemerapotheke, video
window, Zuerich

2005 Go-Between, Kunstverein Bregenz, Austria
2005 Young Masters, Art Fortnight London

2005 About Time, Nordjylland Kunstmuseum, Denmark
2005 Digital Love, Mars Gallery,
Moskow
2005 Elsewhere, Standpoint Gallery, London
2005 Sesiones Animadas, Museo
Reina Sofia, Madrid
Sesiones Animadas, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria

2005 Premiums, Royal Academy Sackler Galleries
2004 Mementoes and Other Curiosities, London
2004 RA Summer Exhibition
2003
Kunstwerke, Berlin, Animations
2003 Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paolo, PoT-
2003
Fantastic!, St.Pancras Crypt, London
2003 Derelict Sensation, Midland Grande Hotel,
London
2003 Pump House Gallery, London
2002 Liverpool Biennial, PoT
2002 FW:FDW, Deluxe Gallery, London
2002 Break 2.2,
Kapelica Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
2002 Artspace, SoHo, New York
2001 Animations, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York
2001 New Labour, Saatchi
Gallery, London
2001 DeptfordX, Fair Charm & Foul Play, London
2001 ICA, Halloween,
Berlin-London 01
Awards

2006 Selina Cheneviere Fellowship
2006 Hugh Merrell Dissertation Award
2005 Henry
Moore Foundation Production Award
2005 SPS Award
2002 London Arts Board
Production Award
1999 Tooth Travel Award
Work in Collections

Royal Academy Collection
White Cube Gallery
Ernst & Young Collection
Arts Council Of
England Collection
Saatchi Collection
DEM Collection
Collection Kunstverein Bregenz

numerous private collections
Publications

1999 ‘The Saatchi Decade’, New Anthology of Saatchi Acquisitions, Booth Clibborn
Editions
2000 Utrecht International Festival, essay by Paul Bush
2001 ‘New Labour’,
published by The Saatchi Gallery, essay by Patricia Ellis
2005 Go-Between, published by
Kunstverein Bregenz/ Magazin 4