Liane Lang


Liane Lang is a visual artist. She studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and completed a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London followed by a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy Schools, where she graduated in 2006. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally, including the Royal Academy of Art in London, Musée de Beaux Arts Calais, PS1 New York and Kunstverein Heidelberg. She won the Photofusion Award, the Tooth Travel Award at Goldsmiths College and the Cheneviere Prize at the Royal Academy Schools. She was recently shortlisted for the Cointreau Creative Crew and the Young Masters Art Prize. Her work is held in numerous prestigious collections, such as Arts Council England, Royal Academy of Arts, the Saatchi Collection, Deutsche Bank, Kunstverein Bregenz, Ernst and Young and the Collection of the Kunstamt Spandau, Berlin.

In 2019 she will be exhibiting at the Kunsthalle Tübingen and at James Simon Gallery, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Her work will also be on display at the Royal Academy of Art in London.




Royal Academy Schools, Postgraduate 2006

Goldsmiths’ College, London, BA Hons. Fine Art

National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Foundation Course


Solo Shows and public projects


2018 Solo presentation, Lian-Zhou Photography Festival, China

2018 Old School, James Freeman Gallery, London

2017 Old School, Eton College Gallery, solo exhibition, curated by Marcelle Joseph

2015 MEM Bilbao Photography Festival, Prize Winner 

2015 Saatchi Gallery, Start, The Saints

2014 Kaleid 2014, Launch of Amnesiac Patina, photographic works

2014 An Idle Brain is Satan’s Shoppe, House of St Barnabas, solo presentation,

curated by Marcelle Joseph Projects

2013 Monumental Misconceptions, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, New York,

2013 Fallen, Art First Projects

2012 Permanent Commission The Long Way Home

2011 House Guests, WW Gallery, London

2010 Monumental Misconceptions, KvH Projects, London,

2010 Shadows and Stowaways with Squid/Tabernacle, 

2010 Mesmeric Monument at Supernova Gallery, 

     Talks accompanying the exhibition at KIM Institute

     supported by the British Council, catalogue

2009 La Muralla, Public Commission, Portobello Road, 

2008 Artist at Apsley, Flora Fairbairn Projects

2007 Fondling Germanicus, Kunstverein Heidelberg

2006 Verisimilitude, T1+2 Artspace, London

2001 Offspace, Vienna, new video work

2002 Southfirst, New York City, new video work


Selected Group Shows

2018 From Life, Royal Academy of Arts Sackler Gallery

2018 Kukuli Velarde and Liane Lang, James Freeman Gallery

2018 Kunstverein Bregenz Magazin 4,

2017 Grisaille at Leila Heller Gallery, New York

2017 You see me like a UFO at Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot

2015-17  Enthüllt, Berlin and its Monuments, Museum Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

2017 Der Zauberberg, Iavomirovic-Hughes Gallery, London

2016 Marion de Canniere Gallery, Antwerp, curated by Leigh Clarke

2016 Perfectionsim III, Griffin Gallery, curated by Becca Pelly-Fry

2016 Ikons, Candida Stephens Fine Art, West Sussex

2016 James Freeman Gallery, London, Intruder Alert with Nigel Grimmer

2016 Neo Realism, GiG Gallery, Munich

2016 Märkisches Museum Berlin, Adolph Menzel Ausstellung

2014 Sigmund Freud, 21er Haus Berlin, curated by Joseph Kossuth

2014 Monument, Musee de Beaux Arts, Calais

2014 Folkstone Triennial Fringe, curated by Sarah Gillham

2014 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2014 curation, Froward, exhibition of women artists at Eton College, opens 22.11.

2014 Salon 67, new photographic works, SoHo, New York

2014 Onsite, TAP Southend, curated by Mike Nelson and Andrew Hunt

2013 Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Gallery, curated by Daniel C Blight

2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, runs until August 2013

2013 German Historic Museum Berlin, The Last Days, Project for Kulturthemenjahr ‘Loss of Diversity’, runs to 10 November 2013, Berlin Germany

2013 Leicester University Botanic Gardens, A Change of Heart, Sculpture Exhibition, curated by Almuth Tebbenhoff and Tom Flynn

2013 Purdey Hicks Gallery, London, summer show

2013 RAC Club, Kiss Me Deadly

2012 Photofusion Gallery, AMPS Exhibition

2012 Vis Loci, The Geography of the Artist’s Studio, West London Cultural Olympiad

2012 Focal Point Gallery, Southend, Paul Buck,

2012 Babylon Cinema Berlin, Flights of Fancy, curated by Suzanne Prinz

2012 London Print Fair, Royal Academy

2012 London Art Fair, Art First Gallery and Project Space

2011 Artfirst Projects, new photography, 

2011 Works on Paper, WW Gallery at the Venice Biennale

2011 The Sexual Object, Salon-Vert Gallery, London

2010 Heft, Winchester Discovery Centre, curated by Tony Hayward, Winchester

2010 Flaming July, Leighton House Museum
, London

2010 Strangeness and Charm, Fieldgate Gallery at The Last Tuesday Society, London

2009 The Apartment, curated by Paul Buck, London

2009 Merriscourt, curated by Flora Fairbairn
, Oxford

2008 Super Cilia, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool

2008 Lucifers Greatest War, FRED Gallery, Leibzig

2008 Gothic, Fieldgate Gallery, London

2007 Zoo Art Fair 05/06/07, Royal Academy of Art, T1+2 Art Space
, London

2007 Anticipation, One One One Gallery, Flora Fairbairn Projects, London 

2007 ArtFutures, Bloomberg Space, London

2005 Go-Between, Kunstverein Bregenz, Austria

2005 Sesiones Animadas, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

2004 Mementoes and Other Curiosities, London

2003 Kunstwerke, Berlin, Animations

2002 Liverpool Biennial, PoT

2002 Animations, P.S.1, New York

2002 New Labour, Saatchi Gallery, London


Work in Collections


Kunstamt Spandau, Berlin

MoMA Collection

Victoria and Albert Museum

Deutsche Bank Collection

Royal Academy Collection

White Cube Gallery

Ernst & Young Collection

Arts Council Of England Collection

Saatchi Collection

Collection Kunstverein Bregenz

Collection House of St Barnabas

Collection of Art Omi

Francis Greenberger Collection

DEM Collection

Girl Power Collection

Numerous other private collections




2018 Julia Margaret Cameron Award Finalist

2016 Cointreau Creative Crew Finalist

2015 MEM Photography Festival Bilbao 1st Prize

2014 Birgit Skiöld Memorial Award

2012 Hotshoe Photography Award 2012

2010 British Council Award, Riga

2009 RBKC Artists Award, Budapest

2006 Selina Cheneviere Fellowship

2006 Hugh Merrell Dissertation Award

2005 Henry Moore Foundation Production Award

2005 SPS Award

2002 London Arts Board Production Award

2002 Tooth Travel Award


2019 BilbaoArte Residency, Spain

2018 Grutas Sculpture Park, Lithuania

2017 Espositivo Madrid

2015 Eton College Residency Fellowship

2015 Vermont Studio Centre Fellowship

2014 Bogliasco Foundation Artist Fellowship

2014 Museum Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

2013 Art Omi International residency program

2012 Willums Foundation, Provence

2012 Heart House, residency at Westmoreland Heart Hospital

2011 Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin

2010 Gallery Supernova Riga, Latvia

2009 Memento Sculpture Park, Budapest

Publications and Press


2017 From Life, Royal Academy of Arts

2017 Old School, artist’s book

2017 Printmaking in the Expanded Field, Ed Jan Pettersson

2017 Garagelang Magazine, essay by Anna KIm

2017 Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Casts, a history

2016 Elephant Magazine, Feature article

2016 Vrij Nederland Magazine

2016 Enthüllt, ein anderer Umgang mit Denkmälern, Museum Zitadelle Spandau Berlin

2016 Intruder Alert, catalogue James Freeman Gallery, Liane Lang and Nigel Grimmer

2015 One Minute Story, curated by Maria Kapajeva, online audio recording

2015 Interview with Yale University Radio, Brainard Carey

2014 Amnesiac Patina, A Sculptural Photobook, Kaleid Editions, Arts Council England

2013 Hotshoe Magazine Feb/March Issue

2013 Studio International, online video interview

2013 Change of Heart, Catalogue, Leicester University Press

2012 Royal Academy Website, Video Interview

2012 BBC Culture Show, presented by Alastair Sooke

2012 Vis Loci, geography of the artist’s studio, catalogue

2012 once upon a time in the west, limited edition

2012 What is an Artists Book? Published by Modern Language Experiment

2010 October, Eyemazing Magazine, Amsterdam

2010 Monumental Misconceptions, Liane Lang, Catalogue

2008 Super Cilia, catalogue, essay by Anouchka Grose

2005 Sesiones Animadas, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

2005 Go-Between, published by Kunstverein Bregenz/ Magazin 4

2002 Animations, published by Kunstwerke, Berlin and PS1, New York

2002 ‘New Labour’, published by The Saatchi Gallery, essay by Patricia Ellis

2002‘The Saatchi Decade’, New Anthology of Saatchi Acquisitions, Booth Clibborn


Film Festivals


2015 Loop Barcelona, Arts Festival

2014 London Short Film Festival, ICA

2013 London Short Film Festival with two films at ICA Cinema, Riverside Cinema

2012 London Short Film Festival, ICA

2011 Branchage Film Festival

2004 Hiroshima Festival of Animation

2002 Krok Festival, Russia

2001 Lux Cinema, Goldsmiths On Film

2000 Utrecht Filmfestival, Holland.

2000 UK Showcase, ICA Cinema, London


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