Gordon Cheung


Born 1975. Lives and works in London


1999-2001    Royal College of Art - MA Fine Art Painting
1995-1998    Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design - BA(Hons) Fine Art in Painting

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Gordon Cheung, Edel Assanti Gallery, London UK
2014 Gordon Cheung
, Art14 with Edel Assanti Gallery, London UK
2012 The Solar Cry, Edel Assanti, London UK
2012 Techno Sublime, Touchstones Rochdale UK
2011 The Light that Burns Twice as Bright, Alan Cristea Gallery, London UK
2011 The Sleeper Awakes, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China, curated by Raul Zamudio
2010 Show Off Art Fair, solo presentation with ROOM Artspace, London UK, Paris, France
Altered States
- Paintings from the Stephane Janssen Collection, Arizona State University Museum, USA, curated by Heather Lineberry and Marilyn Zeitlin
2009 Gordon Cheung, ROOM Artspace, London UK
Gordon Cheung & Jonathan Seliger, Nassau County Museum of Art, New York USA, curated by Elaine Berger
The Promised Land, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York USA
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Walsall Art Gallery, Walsall UK
Volta NYC, Solo presentation with Unosunove Gallery and Galerie Adler
2008 TECHNOPHOBIA, Harris Museum, Preston UK
Wilderness of Mirrors, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany
Death by a Thousand Cuts, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
2008 The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2007 God is on Our Side, Unosunove Gallery, Rome Italy
Laing Art Solo Award and Commission: Paradise Lost, Laing Art Gallery, UK, selected by Susan May
2007 The 1000 Yard Stare, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth UK
2007 Gordon Cheung - Recent Paintings, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham UK, curated by Neil Walker
2006 Heart of Darkness, Thomas Cohn Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2004 Hollow Sunsets, Houldsworth Gallery, London
2002 Sprawl, DomoBaal Gallery, London

Selected Exhibitions

2014 Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the present, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland UK
2014 Contempo – Festival for Contemporary Art, Varna, Bulgaria
2014 How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Pristine Gallery, Mexico, curated by Raul Zamudio
2014 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK
2014 Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, USA
2014 TIME::CODE Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA
2014 New Editions and Acquisitions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK
2014 Permanent Contemporary Collection, San Antonio Museum, USA
2013 Wild New Territories, Botanical Gardens and Museum, Berlin Germany
2013 Wild New Territories, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2013 Old Masters Dialogue, Collyer Bristow, London UK, curated by Day + Gluckman
2013 Art Britannia, Miami Design District, USA
2013 The Collective, House of St Barnabas, London, UK
2013 Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond, Knoxville Art Museum, USA
2013 Now Playing Everywhere: A Survey of Social and Political Works from the Stéphane Janssen Collection, MCA Museum, Arizona USA
2013 The Opinion Makers, Lubomirov-Easton project space, London, UK
2013 The Big M ‘On The Precipice’ Tour, ISIS Arts, UK
2013 Accumalator III, Limerick Art Gallery, Ireland
2013 Accumulator II, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Wales
2012 Wild New Territories, Camley Park, London UK touring to Vancouver and Berlin
2012 Difference Engine, West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2012 Immortal Nature, Edel Assanti, London UK, curated by Gordon Cheung
2012 Cheer Up, It’s Not the End of the World, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 40 ARTISTS - 80 DRAWINGS,The Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Devon, UK
2011 Future Can Wait, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2011 John Martin, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle UK co-curated by Tate and Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums
2011 John Martin – Painting the Apocalypse, Millenium Gallery, Sheffield, co-curated: Tate and Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums
2011 Public Enemy Number 1, Exhibit 320, New Dehli, India, curated by Shaheen Merali
2010 Press Art - The Annette and Peter Noble Collection, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
2010 Recent Aquisitions
, Knoxville Art Museum, Tennessee, USA
2010 Wasteland, White Box, New York, curated by Raul Zamudio
2010 We the Artists, National Museum and Art Gallery, Trinadad and Tobago, curated by Nicolette Ramirez
2010 Public Enemy Number 1, Exhibit 320, new Dehli India, curated by Shaheen Merali
2010 Saving Africa’s Witch Children, Saatchi Gallery
2010 Premio Lissone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lissone, Italy
2010 Reich Sein, Künstlerverein Walkmühle e.V., Wiesbaden, Germany
2010 Beijing Biennale, Beijing Museum, China
2010 Negotiable Values, Contemporary Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester UK
2010 Dazed and Confused Chinese New Year, New Loon Fung, London UK
2010 New and Classic works by Eleven Artists
, Alan Cristea Gallery, London UK
2010 Superunknown, Edel Assanti Gallery, London UK
2009 Time is Sausage, DOMOBAAL, London UK
2009 Difference Engine, Cake contemporary arts, Ireland
2009 Future or Ruin, Charlie Smith Gallery, London UK

2009 British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI) Charity Art Auction, Sotheby's and Louise T. Blouin Foundation, London UK, curated by Cathy Wills
IL CASTELLO DI RIVARA APRE LE CANTINE, CASTELLO DI RIVARA - Centre of Contemporary Art, Rivara, Italy, curated by Francesca

2009 Uneasy Persuasion, The University of Hertfordshire Art and Design Gallery, Hatfield UK, curated by Jamie Robinson
Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction for Macmillan Cancer Support, The Avenue, London UK

2009 Projections, Carré d'Art - Museum of Contemporary Art, Nimes France
2009 IMPACT Print Conference, Bristol, UK

2009 Unfold, Nettie Horn Gallery, London UK
2009 Fault Line - Art in the Age of Anxiety, Nunnery Gallery, London UK, curated by Sarah Elson
2009 Drawing Biennale, Drawing Room Gallery, London UK
2009 Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, curated by Jessica Hough and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Mills College Art Museum, California USA
2009 New London School, Galerie Schuster, Berlin, curated by Zavier Ellis and Simon Rumley
2009 40 Artists - 80 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire UK

2009 Fresh out of the box, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall UK
2009 Lure and Seducer, Gallery Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 R O O M Collaborators, Room Gallery, London

2009 Reconstructing the Old House, The Nunnery Gallery, London (toured to Ruskin) - Curated by Benet Spencer
2009 The Art of Survival, Maddox Arts, London
2008 PS: Parsing Spirituality, Affirmation Arts, New York City, USA, curated by Micaela Giovannotti
2008 The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn, Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona, USA
2008 Timbuktu, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Landslide, I-Myu Gallery, London UK
2008 Wharf Road Projects - Dystopia for all, Carter Presents at Wharf Road Projects, UK
2008 The Future Can Wait, Truman Brewery - Ellis Rumley Projects UK
2008 Maddox Arts Summer Show, Maddox Arts, London UK
2008 The Golden Record, Collective Gallery, Edingburgh Scotland
2008 FUTUREBLUEPERFECT, Cafe Gallery Projects, London, curated by Clare Goodwin & Liz Murray
2008 Éigse Carlow Arts Festival 2008 - We Don’t Need Nobody Else, curated by Rob Lowe
2008 J
ERWOOD CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS, Jerwood Space, Union Street, London - toured UK
2008 Psychedelic
, San Antonio Art Museum, Texas USA - Curated by David S. Rubin
2008 Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture
, Aldrich Museum and Yale Museum, Connecticut, Mills Museum, California USA, curated by Jessica Hough and Monica Ramirez Montagut
Whatever the Weather, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland UK
2007 Currents: Recent Acquisitions,
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington USA, curated by Anne Ellegood
STILL LIFE, STILL, T 1+2 Gallery, London UK, curated by Hugh Mendes
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, The Atlantis gallery, London UK, curated by Ellis Rumley Projects
The Lucifer Effect, Gallery Primo Alonso, London UK, curated by Gordon Cheung
Dorian Gray Project: Happy Days, John Jones Gallery, London, UK, curated by Infinity Bunce and Katherine Lubar
2007 Art Basel 38
, Switzerland, Alan Cristea Gallery
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK
2007 Second Life
, Portman Gallery, London - Curated by Dean Kenning
Detour, The Arts Director Club, New York - Curated by Raffaella Guidobono
Drawing from History: Permanent Collection and Loans, ASU Art Museum, Arizona USA
Fash n Riot, Photographer's Gallery, London
Drawing 2007, Drawingroom Project, Tannery, London UK
2007 New Life and the Dream Garden, Fieldgate Gallery, London UK
Dream Home, Novas Contemporary Art Centre, London UK
Blood Meridian, Michael Janssen Galerie, Berlin, Germany, curated by David Hunt
The Newspaper, INDO bar 133 Whitechapel Road, London UK, curated by Eleanor Brown
Arrivals/Departures, URBIS Museum, Manchester UK, curated by Sally Lai and Yuen Fong Ling
Near Dark, Donna Beam Gallery, Las Vegas USA, curated by Neal Rock
I'll be Your Mirror, Gallery Primo Alonso, London UK, curated by David Hancock and Richard Meaghan
Alan Cristea Editions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London UK
Salon Connexions, Contemporary Art Projects, London UK, curated by C. Vergez
2006 We Have Lost the Hearts and Minds, E:vent, London UK, created by Reza Aramesh
John Moores 24 Painting Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial UK, selected by Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake, Jason Brookes, Ann Bukantas and Andrea Rose
I'll be your Mirror, Gostin House, Liverpool Biennial UK, curated by David Hancock and Richard Meaghen
Crave, Rawspace, London, UK, curated by Raffaella Guidobono
The Stars Down to Earth, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK, curated by Andrew Hunt
10th Planet, A04 Business Complex, London UK, curated by Julian Hughes Watts
Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory, Museum of Glass - International Center for Contemporary Art, Washington USA, curated by Juli Cho Bailer
Stéphane Janssen: The Collector, Amarillo Museum of Art, Texas, USA
ASU Collection, Arizona State Universitity Art Museum, Arizona, USA
Beyond the Grave, Sartorial Contemporary, London, UK
The Sleep of Reason, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Continental Breakfast, Umetnostna Galerija Maribor Museum, Slovenia, curated by Alan Bond
Jerusalem, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax UK, curated by David Hancock
2006 Broken Romanticism, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK, curated by Steve Walter
BRITISH ART SHOW 6, toured UK venues across Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol UK
2005 BRITISH ART SHOW 6, BALTIC, Gateshead, toured UK, curated by Alex Farquharson and Andrea Schlieker; organised by Hayward Gallery
2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize Finalist, toured UK: Jerwood Space, University of Gloucestershire, Bayart, mac, EICH Gallery and The Lowry, selected by Basil Beattie, Mary Doyle, Tony Godfrey
2005 Drawing 200, Drawingroom Project, Tannery, London, UK
2005 Peculiar Encounters, 187-211 St John's Street, London, UK, curated by Sarah Dwyer and Laura Green
Compendium, Castlefield Gallery, Manschester UK
2005 NLK (with Armory Show), Soho House, New York USA, curated by Simon Rumley, Ed Burke
2005 New London Kicks, Wooster Projects, New York USA, curated by Simon Rumley and Ed Burke
2005 Lunchbox Auction , Wooster Projects, New York USA
2005 Art News, Raid Projects, Los Angeles USA, curated by Hugh Mendes
2005 Pictionary Auction, Agency Gallery, London UK
2005 USUK Show, Three Colts Gallery, London UK, curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, Ryan Lemke and Anne-Sophie Dinant
2005 ARCO Art Fair - Independents, Houldsworth Gallery, Madrid, Spain, curated by Contemporary Magazine
2005 Faux Realism, Royal Academy Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK, curated by Gavin Nolan
2005 Building Capacity, Storey Gallery, Lancashire, UK
2005 Art LA, Cynthia Broan Gallery, LA, USA
2004 Caution: Uneven Surfaces, Temporary Contemporary, London, UK, curated by Anthony Gross, Jen Wu
2004 Art News, Three Colts Gallery, London, UK
2004 Zoo Art Fair, London with Flaca Gallery, London, UK
2004 Grey Goo, Flaca Gallery, London, UK, curated by Tom Humphreys
2004 Horizon of Expectations, The Empire, London UK, curated by Caroline List
2004 Halbes Haus, Three Colts Gallery, London UK, curated by Dave Farnham and Boo Ritson
2004 Thermo 04, with Castlefield Gallery, Lowry Museum, Salford UK
2004 Le Petit Paysage, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, toured UK, curated by David Hancock
2004 Perspectives, Galerie Koch, Germany
2004 Stray Show, Chicago, USA
2004 Apopalyptical, Houldsworth Gallery, London UK
2004 Collage, Bloomberg Space, London UK, curated by Sacha Craddock, David Risley, Graham Gussin and Stephen Hepworth
2004 HALF LIGHT, Rockwell, London UK
2003 One Day, Gallery Coridoor, Iceland
2003 Yes, I am a Long Way from Home
, Nunnery, London, UK, toured UK: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, curated by Bob Matthews and Roger Kelly
2003 Vasl, VM Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 Intervention, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK, curated by Kathy Kenny and Vanda Playford
2003 Sense and Nonsense, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK, curated by Gerry Smith
2003 Drawing 100, Drawingroom Project, Tannery, London, UK
2003 Trans-, Kyoto Art Centre, Japan, curated by Kohei Nawa
2003 ArtFutures, Contemporary Art Society, London UK
2003 Portal-, Studio J, Osaka, Japan
2002 Unscene
, Gasworks, London, UK
2002 Wellworth, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK
2001 CD1
, Marlborough Fine Arts, London, UK
2001 The Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2000 Assembly
, Stepney City, London, UK, curated by Gordon Cheung
2000 Painting 2000, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2000 Fakescape, Mellow Birds, Underwood Street, London, UK


2008 JERWOOD CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS, Jerwood Space, Union Street, London
2006 DeciBel Award Finalist, Judged by Okwui Enwezor, David Thorp, Sally Tallant and others
John Moores 24 Painting Prize Finalist, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, Selected by Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake, Jason Brookes, Ann Bukantas and Andrea Rose
2006 Laing Art Solo Award and Commission
, Newcastle, UK, selected by Susan May
2006 Braziers International Artists Workshop
, Oxfordshire, UK
2005 Hong Kong and China Research Trip
, funded by ACE and A-n
2005 Arts Council of England Individual Arts Award
2004 BOC Emerging Artist Award Finalist
, selected by Sarah Kent Karen Wright, Marcus Harvey, Roy Exley
2004 Pizza Express Prospects Prize Finalist, Tea Building, London UK, selected by Tim Marlow, Fiona Bradley, Simon Groom, Graham Gussin and Rachel Lowe
2004 Jerwood Drawing Prize Finalist, toured UK: Jerwood Space, University of Gloucestershire, Bayart, mac, EICH Gallery and The Lowry. Selected by Basil Beattie: Artist, Mary Doyle: Co-founder of Drawingroom, Tony Godfrey: Director of ’s Institute of Art
2003 Breathe Residency, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester UK
2003 Triangle Arts Trust International Artist Fellowship
, nominated by Gasworks Gallery
2003 VASL Residency, Pakistan, nominated by Gasworks Gallery
2003 Arts Council England International Art Award
2003 British Council International Arts Award
2003 Diffuse Asia, Kyoto Art Centre Residency, Japan
2003 Lexmark European Painting Prize Finalist, London, UK
1999 Socrates Travel Award
for Berlin
1999 John Minton Travel Award for Paris
1999 TI Travel Award for Budapest
1999 Paris Studio Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1999 The Gilchrist-Fisher Award Finalist, Rhg, London, UK
1998 Space Studio Residency 98/99
, Space Studios, Old Street, London, UK
1998 Arte Viva Residency and competition,
Italy, painting First PrizeWinner, judged by Enzo Cucchi and Pomodoro Giacometti

Selected Collections

Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
Whitworth Art Museum, Manchester UK
ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky USA
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall UK
UBS Collection, London UK
Hiscox Collection, London UK
Progressive Art Collection, USA
Royal College of Art, London UK
Central Saint Martins University of Arts, London UK

Imogen and Elspeth Turner Collection
Stephane Janssen Collection
Mikki and Stanley Weithorn Collection
Patrick Duffy and Wally Goodman
Peter Noble
Mimi Floback
Richard Akagawa

Plus various international private and corporate collections.

Selected Press

5.2009 'Gordon Cheung Signs Taken for Wonders', emagazine, Marilyn Zeitlin
2.2009 New Work Gordon Cheung, Artworld magazine Interview by Paul Carey kent
10.10.2008 London's Frieze Prepares for Big Chill, Wall Street Journal - image featured
4.10.08 Gordon Cheung: Borsenkolumnen als moderne Landschaftsbilder, Die Welt, Uwe Wittstock - image featured
6.09.008 Stelzen, Trophaen und ein Exvoto, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Kunstmarkt - image featured, Konstanze Cruwell
5.09.08 Ausstellungen in Frankfurt, Frankfurter Allgemeine - image featured
14-20.08.08 In the Studio, Time Out interview with Helen Sumpter - image featured
21.07.08 Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art, by Blanche Craig - Black Dog Publishing London UK
03.08 Gordon Cheung curated by Kohei Nawa, Dazed and Confused Japan
02.2008 From Modern Economy to Ancient Mythology, Aesthetica Magazine, Shona Fairweather profile
02.2008 Gordon Cheung curated by Kohei Nawa, Dazed and Confused Japan
25.1.2008 City Life, Channel M, Robert Hudson - TV interview
1.2008 ' Paradise Lost and the Unknown Rebel', Helen Water's essay for 'Fall of he Rebel Angels (solo show) at Alan Cristea Gallery
11.2007 'GOD IS ON OUR SIDE', Essay by Raffaella Guidobono for solo exhibition at Galleria 1/9 unosunove arte contemporanea
8.2007 'Chimera Angles', Martin Holman essay for '1000 Yard Stare (solo show), Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth UK
9.1.2007 ‘Cyberman Who Fell to Earth’, Times T2, Laura Gasgoigne
11.2005 'Gordon Cheung', Dazed and Confused, vol.2 issue 32, p.34, Iphgenia Baal (image featured)
11.10.2005 ‘British Art Show 6’, Channel 5 presented by Tim Marlow
7.10.2005 ‘British Art Show 6’, Newsnight Review
11.2005 British Art Show 6 - artisancam - mpeg
10.2005 Artisancam interview online film
9.2005 'Gordon Cheung', 25th Birthday Issue - i-D magazine, p.98, Charlie Danby
6.6.2005 'As Hirst Hits 40, Meet the New Faces of UK Art Scene', The Independent, p.3, Arifa Akbar (image featured)
1.2005 ‘Gordon Cheung’, Flash Art no.240 p.72, Roy Exley (image featured)
10.2004 ‘Gordon Cheung’, Financial Times Weekend magazine, Jackie Wullschlager (image featured)
5.2004 ‘Breathing Space’, City life, Tim Birch (image featured)
5.2004 ‘Gordon Cheung’, Metro (Manchester), (image featured)
5.2004 ‘Pizza Express Prospects Prize’, Metro (London), Fisun Guner (image featured)
5.2004 ‘Collage’, Contemporary
5.2004 ‘Apopolyptical’, Art Monthly, David Barrett (image featured)
5.2004 ‘Collage’ Art Monthly, Eliza Williams
5.2004 ‘Collage’, Kultureflash
10.2003 ‘Intervention’, Sleazenation
10.2003 ‘Intervention’, Gaurdian The Guide (image featured)
4.2003 ‘Yes I am a Long Way from Home’, Contemporary
4.2003 ‘Yes I am a Long Way from Home’, Art Monthly, Sara Harrison (image featured)
4.2003 ‘Yes I am a Long Way from Home’ Time Out, Sarah Kent
4.2003 ‘Yes I am a Long Way from Home’ Art Review
7.2002 ‘Gordon Cheung’, Radio interview, The Glass Shrimp, Resonace FM
7.2002 ‘Gordon Cheung’, What’s On
7.2002 ‘Gordon Cheung’, Time Out Website, Arts
5.6.2002 ‘Unscene’, Gasworks Gallery, Modern Painters
30.4.2002 ‘Unscene’, Gasworks Gallery, The Gaurdian - The Guide, Jessica Lack
24.4.2002 ‘Unscene’, Gasworks Gallery, Time Out, no.1653, Jane Tynan
13.3.2002 ‘Wellworth’, Keith Talent Gallery, Time Out, no.1647, Martin Herbert
2001 ‘Class of 2001 -Top 20 MA Graduates’, Art Review supplement
6.2001 Surviving in the Arts, BBC Radio, London
4.6.2001 ‘Lessons in the art of survival’, The Daily Telegraph, Will Bennett
2.3.2001 ‘Digitale Landschaften und neue Mythologien’, Germany, Essen
27.12.2000 Assembly - The Best Art Shows of 2000, The Big Issue, no.418, Helen Sumpter
11.2000 ‘Fakescape’, Frieze, no.55, Neal Brown (see also www.frieze.com)
11.2000 ‘Fakescape’, Flash Art
18.10.2000 ‘Assembly’, Time Out, no.1574
1.10.2000 ‘Go See..Assembly’, The Observer Magazine
4.8.2000 ‘Fakescape’, The Guardian, London, Jonathon Jones
23.8.2000 ‘Fakescape’, Time Out, London, Izi Glover