Rebecca Warren (b. 1965) makes sculptures in a variety of materials including clay, bronze, steel and neon. The artist also creates collages and wall mounted vitrines using assemblages of objects she has collected. Warren says about her work that it comes from a strange nowhere, then gradually something comes out into the light. There are impulses, half-seen shapes, things that might have stuck with you from decades ago, as well as more recently. It’s all stuff in the world going through you as a filter …’

‘To say that Rebecca Warren’s sculptures are always extremely tactile seems like an understatement. They offer themselves as hybrids between unwrought form, symbolic informe, and transmitter, an object triggering an entire chain of associations with lofty and lowly forerunners or reproductions, whether drawn from antiquity or from the artistic and non-artistic canons. Seething before our eyes is cultural primal matter, in which the hand of the artist at times seems to play simply the role of catalyst, while the elements fuse themselves together.

B. Curiger, ‘In all things a song lies sleeping’, in Rebecca Warren – Every Aspect of Bitch Magic, London: Fuel Publishing, 2012, p. 13

Image: Rainer, 2017, hand-painted bronze, 299 x 51 x 46 cm; 117 3/4 x 20 1/8 x 18 1/8 in, edition 1 of 2, plus 1 AP. Photo: Mark Heathcote, Seraphina Neville and Matt Greenwood, © Tate

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected Institutional Exhibitions




Born in United Kingdom


Goldsmiths College, University of London, London (B.F.A.)


Chelsea College of Art, London (M.F.A.)


Ruskin School, University of Oxford, Oxford (Artist in Residence)


Elected RA, Royal Academy of Arts, London


Professor of Arts, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf


Awarded OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire)

Lives and works in London, UK


Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Arts Council Collection, London

British Council Collection, London

Dallas Museum of Art

The Hepworth Wakefield

Kunsthaus Zürich

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phoenix Art Museum

The Roberts Institute of Art, London

Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Saatchi Gallery, London

Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Tate, London



She She
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Wade Guyton & Rebecca Warren. The Raw and the Cooked: The Power of Transformation (duo show)
Bechtler Foundation, Uster

ASensitiv. GIACOMETTI / WARREN (duo show)
Institut Giacometti, Paris (catalogue)


The Now Voyager
Belvedere 21, Vienna (catalogue)


Radio Caroline, 2015–2016
Window Gallery, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York


Frieze Sculpture, London


Maureen Paley: Morena di Luna, Hove


Carte Blanche
Fiac Hors les Murs, Musée National Eugène Delacroix, Paris

Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

Tout Ce Que Le Ciel Permet
Le Consortium, Dijon (catalogue)


All That Heaven Allows
Tate St Ives, St Ives (catalogue)

Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles


The Main Feeling
Museum of Art, Dallas

Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear?
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York


Glenn Brown and Rebecca Warren: Collected Works
Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver (catalogue)

The Living
Kunstverein München (catalogue)


Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Ghent


Come Helga, This Is No Place For Us II
Maureen Paley, London


The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago;
Bluhm Family Terrace, The Art Institute of Chicago


Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Serpentine Gallery, London (catalogue)


Come Helga, This Is No Place For Us
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Large Concretised Monument to the Twentieth Century
Chiswick Business Park, London (permanent installation)


Pas De Deux
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne


Dark Passage
Kunsthalle Zürich (catalogue)

Family Badge
Antiquariat Buchholz, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne


The Boiler Room
The Saatchi Gallery, London

Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

Maureen Paley Art, London


Modern Art, London


The Agony and the Ecstasy
Maureen Paley, London


The Showroom, London (with Fergal Stapleton)


Cleveland, London (with Fergal Stapleton)


Manliness without ostentation...
The Agency, London


Retrospective: Your Mother (with Fergal Stapleton)
152c Brick Lane


I Have Every Vice in the World
Dolphin Gallery, Oxford



The Echo of Picasso

Almine Rech, New York

The Echo of Picasso

Museo Picasso, Málaga (catalogue)


Modern Art, London

Surface Works
Galerie Max Hetzler, London


My Reflection of You
The Perimeter, London


Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945
Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham, will travel to:
The Levinsky Gallery, The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth;
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull;
The New Art Gallery Walsall (catalogue)

The Flames: The Age of Ceramics
Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (MAM), Paris (catalogue)

Lives of an Object
ARCH, Athens

Albert Oehlen – "Big Paintings By Me With Small Paintings By Others"
Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI), Lugano

Mirrors and Windows
Philara Collection, Dusseldorf


00s. Cranford Collection: the 2000s
MO.CO., Montpellier

Skarstedt, New York


Installationen aus 25 Jahren Sammlung Falckenberg
Deichtorhallen - Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg

Objects of Wonder: British Sculpture 1950s to Present
Palais Populaire, Berlin


Generations Part 3
Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art
South London Gallery, London

A TIME CAPSULE REVISTED: Works Made by Women for Parkett, 1984–2017
Parkett Exhibition Space, Zurich

Rebecca Warren - Anna Fasshauer – Michail Pirgelis
Kunstverein Reutlingen

Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by her Writings
Tate St. Ives;
Pallant House, Chichester;
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester

Approaching The Figure
Skarstedt Gallery, New York

ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Profound Identities: Beauty and Subjugation from The Goss-Michael Collection
Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas

DEATH IS IRRELEVANT: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1975–2018
Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill

Aïshti Foundation, Beirut


Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Für Barbara, curated by Leo Koenig
Hall Art Foundation I Schloss Derneburg

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Disobedient Bodies: J.W. Anderson Curates The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield

Night in the Museum: Arts Council Collection Curated by Ryan Gander
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

Aging Pride
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Rachel Whiteread
Tate Britain, London

CORPUS: The Body Unbound
The Courtauld Gallery, London


The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

la mia ceramica
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris (catalogue)

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible
The Met Breuer, New York (catalogue)

Notes on Gesture - I, II, III
Siobhan Davies Studios, London

Vija Celmins, Thomas Demand, Ellsworth Kelly, Ken Price, Paul Sietsema, Rebecca Warren, Terry Winters
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Night in the Museum: Arts Council Collection
Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, London

Open Windows – Reflections on Beuys
Sexauer Gallery, Berlin

Conversation autour d'une collection: Collection Jocelyne et Fabrice Petignat Villa Bernasconi, Lancy


Buchmann Galerie, Berlin

Sculpture: Juan Muñoz, Thomas Schütte, Rosemarie Trockel, Rebecca Warren
Skarstedt Gallery, New York

Flirting with Strangers – Encounters with Works from the Collection
21er Haus, Vienna

Plasters: Casts and Copies
The Hepworth Wakefield

10 Sculpture
Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

ArtZuid: International Sculpture Biennial
Amsterdam (catalogue)

A Man Walks Into A Bar
me Collectors Room, Berlin

Summer Exhibition 2015
Royal Academy of Arts, London

La Peregrina
Royal Academy of Arts, London


SHE: Picturing women at the turn of the 21st century
Bell Gallery and Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center, Providence

Cast for Life
Skarstedt Gallery, New York

Cool Place: Sammlung Scharpff
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (catalogue)

Summer group exhibition
Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

Love Story - The Collection Anne & Wolfgang Titze
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture
Hayward Gallery, London (catalogue)

In der Wohnung
Gebert Foundation, Rapperswil

Somewhat Abstract
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Albert Oehlen: Talking about Painting
Folkwang Museum, Essen

Then and Now
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Summer Exhibition 2014
Royal Academy of Arts, London


REMEMBER EVERYTHING: 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Joyce Pensato, Matthias Schaufler, John Sparagana, Rebecca Warren
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Riotous Baroque
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (catalogue)

V22 Collection Show
V22 Workspace, London

From Figuration
Skarstedt, London


To Hope, To Tremble, To Live. The David Roberts Collection
The Hepworth Wakefield

A House of Leaves: First Movement
The David Roberts Art Foundation, London

Darren Almond, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Honert, Gary Hume, Paul Sietsema, Rebecca Warren, Terry Winters
Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

The Space Between
Tate Britain, London

Looking Back for the Future
Kunsthalle Zürich


Firstsite, Colchester

54th Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venice (catalogue)

Lustwarande ’11 - Raw
Park De Oude Warande, Tilburg

Modern British Sculpture
Royal Academy of Arts, London (catalogue)

The Shape Of Things To Come: New Sculpture
Saatchi Gallery, London (catalogue)

The Collectors Show
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven


Public Art Fund: Statuesque
City Hall Park, New York;
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (catalogue)

The Contemporary Figure
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

The Future Demands Your Participation: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection
Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

Grand National: Art from Britain
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium

SV10: Members’ Show
Studio Voltaire, London

The Saatchi Gallery at Ipswich Art School
Ipswich Art School


Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Tate Britain, London

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture
Tate Liverpool

Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

British Council Collection: The Third Dimension
Whitechapel Gallery, London


The Vincent Award 2008
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (catalogue)

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York

Blasted Allegories
Kunstmuseum Luzern (catalogue)

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art
Barbican Art Gallery, London

Donald Young Gallery, Chicago


Makers and Modelers
Gladstone Gallery, New York

Five Works in Bronze
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

The Third Mind: Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone
Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Gallery Artists
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (catalogue)

No Room for the Groom
Herald St, London


Turner Prize 2006
Tate Britain, London (catalogue)

Toutes Composition Florales
Counter Gallery, London

The Approach, London

Strange I’ve seen that face before
Museum Abteiberg – Städtisches Museum, Mönchengladbach (catalogue)

If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it
The Showroom, London

Gregor Schneider: Totalschaden
Bonner Kunstverein

Tate Triennial 2006
Tate Britain, London (catalogue)

China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

Anne Chu, Gary Hill, Martin Puryear, Rebecca Warren, James Welling
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago


Body: New Art from the UK
Ottawa Art Gallery;
Oakville Galleries;
Edmonton Art Gallery;
Vancouver Art Gallery (catalogue)

The British Art Show 6
Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition:
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester;
Cornerhouse, Manchester;
The Bonington Gallery, Nottingham;
Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery;
Arnolfini – Contemporary Art Center, Bristol;
BALTIC – Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (catalogue)

Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Trumpets of Justice
Counter Gallery, London

Drunk & Stoned 2
Gavin Brown Gallery, New York

Zoo Story: An exhibition of animals in art – for the young and young at heart
Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City


Sculpture: Precarious Realism between the Melancholy and the Comical
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (catalogue)

Strange I’ve seen that face before
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Bloomberg Space, London


153-155 Grays Inn Road, London

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Still Life
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago;
Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas;
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota;
Museo de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo;
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

4 Old Works
56a Clerkenwell Road, London


The Galleries Show
Royal Academy of Arts, London (catalogue)

Summer Exhibition 2002
Royal Academy of Arts, London (catalogue)


Neon Gallery, London

Tattoo Show
Modern Art, London

New Labour
The Saatchi Gallery, London (catalogue)


Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Day of the Donkey Day
Transmission, Glasgow

It’s a Curse it’s a Burden
The Approach, London


Chisenhale Gallery, London (catalogue)

The Kindness of Strangers
W139 Gallery, Amsterdam (catalogue)

Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Richard Salmon, London (catalogue)

The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


Commercial Gallery, London;
146 Brick Lane, London

Class Vegas
The Embassy, London

Material Culture: Sculpture from the 80s and 90s
Hayward Gallery, London (catalogue)


Richard Salmon, London;
Spacex Gallery, Exeter (catalogue)

Happy Shopper
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London

Dog U Mental VIII
BANK, London

Artforum Berlin 1996
Messegelände, Berlin

NIS Project at world PC Expo, Tokyo

On Camp/Off Base: Pimple Life
Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre, Tokyo (catalogue)

Out of Space
Cole and Cole, Oxford

Fuck Off
BANK, London (catalogue)

Disneyland After Dark: La Ronde
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (catalogue)

I Beg to Differ
Milch, London


Happy Squirrels Club
BANK, Eindhoven

Model Home
P.S.1 – Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City;
The Clocktower Gallery, New York

The Meaning of Life..., parts 1 & 2
Center of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

The Meaning of Life...
Art Node Foundation, Stockholm

Cocaine Orgasm
BANK, London (catalogue)

Disneyland After Dark: La Ronde
Konstmuseum Uppsala, Uppsala (catalogue)

The Agency, London (catalogue)

Laure Genillard, London

Stockholm Art Fair


The Agency, London

Destroy All Monsters
The Tannery, London

Acud Galerie, Berlin


Whitworth Young Contemporaries
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester


F. Stapleton, et al., ASensitiv: Giacometti / Warren, exh. cat., Giacometti Institute, Paris; Lyon, Fage éditions, 2023

A. Könhe, R. Warren & S. Rollig, Rebecca Warren: The Now Voyager, exh. cat., Belvedere, Vienna; Cologne: Walther König, 2022

A. Barlow, L. Smith & R. Warren, Rebecca Warren: All That Heaven Allows, exh. cat., Tate, St Ives; London: Tate Publishing, 2017

E. Butler, et al., Creating Ourselves: The Self in Art, exh. cat., London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2017

C. Basualdo, et al., Embracing the Contemporary The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale: Yale University Press, 2016

E. de Waal, et al., La Mia Ceramica, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, 2016

B. Rennie, et al., Glenn Brown and Rebecca Warren, exh. cat., Wing Sang, Vancouver; Seattle: Marquand Books, 2015

B. van der Heide, Rebecca Warren. The Living, Kunstverein, Munich: FUEL / Matthew Marks Gallery / Maureen Paley / Galerie Max Hetzler, 2014

J. Benschop, Then and Now, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler, 2014

J. M. Gallais & J. Sylvester, Remember Everything: 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, 2014

S. Berg, et al., Sammlung im Wandel: Die Sammlung Rudolf und Ute Scharpff, Berlin: Holzwarth Publications, 2014

H. W. Holzwarth ed., ART NOW Vol. 4., Cologne: Taschen, 2013

B. Curiger, Rebecca Warren. Every Aspect of Bitch Magic, London: Fuel Publishing, 2012

J. Heiser, Rebecca Warren, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, 2012

B. Curiger ed., ILLUMInations. 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia, Milan: Marsilio, 2011

P. Curtis & K. Wilson, eds., Modern British Sculpture: Royal Academy of Arts, London, London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2011

N. Mulholland, et al., Grand National: Art From Britain (Contemporary British Art), Vestfossen Art Laboratory, 2010

A. Pedrosa, L. Hoptman & J. Hoffmann, Vitamin 3–D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, New York: Phaidon Press, 2009

J. Payton-Jones, Rebecca Warren, exh. cat., Serpentine Gallery, London; Cologne: Koenig Books, 2009

M. Dailey, Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, exh. cat., Saatchi Gallery, London; New York: Riyyoli, 2009

H. W. Holzwarth ed. Art Now Volume 3, New York: Taschen, 2008

B. Ruf & C. Wallis, eds., Tate Triennial 2006. New British Art, exh. cat., London: Tate, 2006

P. Ursprung, et al., Parkett: Ernesto Neto, Olaf Nicolai, Rebecca Warren, New York / Zurich: Parkett, Vol. 78, 2006

S. Titz & T. Webster, Strange I’ve seen that face before, exh. cat., Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach; Cologne: DuMont, 2006

K. S. Bartels, et al., Body: New Art from the UK, exh. cat., Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery / British Columbia, 2005

B. Ruf, et al., Rebecca Warren. Dark Passage, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich: JRP | Ringier, 2004

S. Folie & G. Matt, eds., Skulpture: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Komik, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Wien, 2004

A. Wilding, Royal Academy Illustrated 2002: A Selection from the 234th Summer Exhibition, exh. cat., London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2002

New Labour
, exh. cat., London: Saatchi Gallery, 2001

T. Moore, Root, exh. cat., London: Chisenhale Gallery, 1998

J. Akerman, The Kindness of Strangers, exh. cat., Amsterdam: W139 Gallery, 1998

, exh. cat., London: Richard Salmon, 1998

Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and 90s
, exh. cat., London: Hayward Gallery, 1997

Fergal Stapleton and Rebecca Warren, exh. cat., London: The Showroom Gallery, 1997

, exh. cat., London: Richard Salmon, 1996

On Camp/Off Base: Pimple Life
, exh. cat., Tokyo: Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre, 1996

BANK, ed., Fuck Off, exh. cat., London: BANK, 1996

Disneyland After Dark: La Ronde
, exh. cat., Berlin: Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, 1996

BANK, ed., Cocaine Orgasm, London: BANK, 1995

J. Koester, et al., Disneyland After Dark, exh. cat., Uppsala: Uppsala Konstmuseum, 1995

, exh. cat., London: The Agency Contemporary Art, 1995


Rebecca Warren: The Now Voyager

Published by Verlag Buchhandlung Walther & Franz König, Cologne 2022
With texts by Stella Rollig, Axel Köhne, and Rebecca Warren

€ 29.80

la mia ceramica

Lynda Benglis, Ida Ekblad, Lucio Fontana, Günther Förg, Liz Larner, Fausto Melotti, Navid Nuur, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, David Salle, Josh Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, Rebecca Warren, Edmund de Waal
Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2016
With an introduction by Edmund de Waal

€ 35.00


Anthony Caro, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley, Edmund de Waal, Rebecca Warren

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris 2014
With a text by Jurriaan Benschop

€ 15.00


Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45.00

Rebecca Warren

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2012
With a text by Jörg Heiser

€ 35.00

Rebecca Warren: Every Aspect of Bitch Magic

FUEL, London 2012
Edited by Rebecca Warren and FUEL
With a text by Bice Curiger

€ 45.00

Selected Press

Blau International Magazine October 2022

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Tate Etc. Autumn 2017

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Mousse Magazine 2016

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PORTER Magazine Summer 2015

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Frieze January 2011

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Artforum September 2010

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Parkett 2006

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