Bold = Exhibition title and venue
Italics = Work in show
CAT = Exhibition catalogue


MAY: ALIVE in the UNIVERSE. Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Calle de la Racheta, 3764, 30121 Venice, Italy. Curated by Caroline Wiseman and David Baldry during the Venice Biennale 2019. Forever Always Somewhere (2 screen projection). Showing 21st May.

MAY: As Seen On Screen: art and cinema, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Curated by Beth Lewis. Dinomouse Sequal Mutant X.


DECEMBER: Ecstasy in Norwich Lower Green Gallery, Norwich.(An exhibition inspired by the life of Julian of Norwich curated by Jonathan Watts). All that is made (a wax vision 2018)

OCTOBER: “ THE ANNOTATED READER? ”. Cork Street Galleries, 9a – 9b Cork Street, London W1S 3LL Contribution to Ryan Gander and Jonathan P Watts's compilation of annotated texts.

SEPTEMBER:  The Everyday and Extraordinary. Towner art gallery, Eastbourne, and Birmingham Museum and art gallery. Conceived as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Program 2016-19. Ink pad.

AUGUST: Heart of the Forest. Baby Forest creative website headquarters. Foherlagh, Skibbereen, Ireland. Festival of projects. Underneath the Abject Willow installed in The Ash Grove.

JUNE: Collaborative Collections, National Museum, Centinje, Montenegro and touring venues in the Western Balkans until August 2019. Untitled (Anne Elliot) from 1992. CAT.

APRIL: The Lore of the Land  group exhibition curated by artist David Harrison, Churchgate gallery, Somerset. Scenic Route (print).

MARCH - JUNE: Sawdust and Sequins: The Art of Circus. An exhibition of historic and contemporary art about circus. RWA, Bristol. Cat and Ball wallpaper, Golden Age prints.

FEBRUARY: The Arca Project (16 artists and 16 writers: a project inspired by W.G Sebald). PayneShurvell, London. Wok this Way print.


NOVEMBER: Zoo 1994-2017, part of the Future Revisited. Solo show at Andréhn-Schiptjenko gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

SEPTEMBER: Female Ejaculation Vol 1, Berlin Art week, 13 September, curated by Jonny Star. Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin.

JUNE: Finding Words. An installation commissioned by Aldeburgh Music for the concert hall foyer to mark its 50th anniversary. Snape Maltings, Suffolk.

MAY: Brexit- out of the matrix? Curated by Kitty Schaertlin and Dominique von Burg. Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liesthal, Basel, Switzerland. Forever Always somewhere, EXIT, Gesticulation, Scream paper portrait, Missing sector orb, Henny Penny.

APRIL: Art collection opens at The Ned, London. Scream paper portrait II.

APRIL: The Arca Project (16 artists and 16 writers: a project inspired by W.G Sebald). PayneShurvell Suffolk. Wok this Way print.

MARCH: Transparency. Group show, Walker Art gallery, Liverpool in collaboration with the Arts Council. Houses and Occupants series.


JULY: Something Old Something New. Monthly online magazine page for Baby Forest creative space.

MARCH (4th) : CAST Helston, Cornwall. Film Club. Curated by Kelly Taylor. Short films by 8 artists: Steve Claydon, Graham Dolphin, William E Jones, Dexter Dalwood, Manon de Boer, Abigail Lane, Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind. Cornwall. Forever Always Somewhere.


JUNE: SNAP Art at Aldeburgh Festival 2015. Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin, Damián Ortega. Snape Maltings, Suffolk. Show produced by Abigail.


MAY: Exhibition based on the Pigdogandmonkeyfestos publications, curated by Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson. Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent. Auld Langs Syne, Make your misery earn its keep.

JULY: A Fete worse than Death 2014, Red gallery and Rivington street fair, London. Mind Over Matter/ Arse Over tit etc.

JUNE: SNAP Art at Aldeburgh Festival 2014. Anya Gallaccio. Show produced by Abigail.

SEPTEMBER. Untitled (survey of work produced by key British artists between 1988 and 1997), Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow. Russia (in association with the British Council.) Curated by David Thorpe, Elena Kuprina-Lyakhovich and Alexandra Danilova. CAT . CANCELLED.

SEPTEMBER: Wallpaper – Artists’s Interior worlds. London print studio, London. Bloody Wallpaper.

NOVEMBER 4-15: From the Cute to the Powerful. Paddle8. Online Auction curated by Tracey Emin. Auld Lang Syne, Nature’s Way.

DECEMBER: Queensize - Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection. ME collectors Room Berlin/ Olbricht foundation. (Until August 2015). Fear was Her Crime. CAT


OCTOBER: L'Œil photographique, (œuvres majeures de la collection photographique du centre national des arts plastiques), Le CNAP, France, curated by Jean-Charles.Vergne. Clermont-Ferrand, Fonds régional d'art contemporain Auvergne, (until Feb 2014). She didn’t need her eyes open…CAT

SEPTEMBER: SNAP The 2011 Portfolio. Espacio Minimo galleria de arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain. (until Nov 2013) No Miracle in Sight.

JUNE: SNAP Art at Aldeburgh Festival, Inspired by Britten. Snape Maltings, Suffolk.. Show produced by Abigail as well as contributed to. Underneath the Abject Willow. CAT

APRIL – Postcard Narratives, Jeremy Cooper & invited artists. ROOM Gallery, London. Your World is a Burden to Me. CAT


New studio built at home in Suffolk.
JUNE: SNAP Art at Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk. Show produced by Abigail. CAT
AUGUST – DECEMBER: New prints produced for Art Barter and Sophie Parkin’s book about the Colony Room Club.


JUNE: SNAP Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk. Show produced by Abigail as well as contributed to. Forever Always Somewhere installation, Nature’s Way, Pilgrim. CAT

JUNE: SNAP The Portfolio, Paul Stolper Gallery, London. No Miracle in Sight.

OCTOBER: SNAP The Portfolio, Stolper and Friends Gallery, Oslo. No Miracle in Sight, Levitational Being (Tracey).

NOVEMBER: Intercourse Day, ICA, London. Forever Always Somewhere.


FEBRUARY: Walls Are Talking. Whitworth gallery, Manchester. Wallpapers. CAT

MAY: ART curated by Michael Craig Martin. Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin. Nature’s Way. CAT

JULY: Back to Hackney Group Show. Millie Laws. Hackney Empire, London.


Buys house in Yaxley, Suffolk.

NOVEMBER: Art Barter. The Rag Factory, London. Bully For You.


FEBRUARY: The kiss of a lifetime. Rogue project space, Manchester and touring other venues into 2009. Still at it in Eden.

FEBRUARY: Black and White. Karre Bernsten Gallery, Oslo. Skeleton Lenticulars. CAT

APRIL: You dig the tunnel, I’ll hide the soil. Edgar Allan Poe inspired exhibition, curated by Harland Miller. White Cube gallery, London. Tell Tale Heart sculpture and print. CAT

JUNE: For Your Pleasure, works and installation at Matches store, London.


Moves from London to Suffolk.

Abigail’s son, Eric is born.

JANUARY: 7.1. CAAM – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Sleight of Hand Complete Arthole film installation.

JUNE: Art Car Boot 2007, London. Print collaboration with Peter Blake – A Deck of Prints.

DECEMBER: Pretty Taxing project, London. I Skull You and Valentine images.


Abigail’s father, Dennis Lane dies.

JANUARY: Bone Idle - The Shop. Showroom Dummies, Selfridges, London.

JUNE: Art Car Boot Fair 2006, London. From the Cradle to the Grave customised caravan/shop.

AUGUST: Showroom Dummies fashion show. In association with Hackney Empire, London.


Album Cover: Angel Milk for Telepopmusik (adapted Inspirator images).

Prints for Eyestorm, London. For His Own Good and You Know Who You Are.

MARCH: Size Matters. Hayward Gallery, and touring. Arts Council Collection. Ink Pad 1 and Dinomouse sequal… CAT

MAY: London Calling. Karre Bernsten Gallery, Oslo. Fear was her Crime – large.

JUNE: Here and Now. British Sculptors at the Serpentine from 1970 until the present. Serpentine Gallery, London. Vacuum.

OCTOBER: Group Show curated by Toby Clark at FAS, London. Smoking House

NOVEMBER: Goetz collection in Falckenberg Museum, Hamburg.

NOVEMBER: Bone Idle – The Shop. Charing X Gallery, London.

NOVEMBER: Bone Idle Skull Auction. Charing X Gallery, London. (November 24th)


JANUARY: Dream Extensions curated by Filip Luyckx. SMAK Museum, Ghent, Belgium. Inspiritor installation. CAT

MARCH: Man Rubble. Hackney Wick, London. Eye am the Chairman, Black Dog and The Joker.

DECEMBER: Showroom Dummies event with Mulberry, London.

DECEMBER: Christmas Windows project – installation at Monumental Masons E.M Lander, London, for BBC3 and installed for the month. TV programme.


JUNE: The Good the Bad and the Beautiful. Solo show. Distrito 4, Madrid, Spain. Figment (without shed) and Inspirator installations with posters and collage. CAT

JUNE: In Print, Contemporary British Art from Paragon Press. Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido and toured to Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contempory Art, Japan. CAT

AUGUST: Restoration project. Event with You Take My Breath Away installed in Clerkenwell Magistrates Court, Kings Cross, London.

OCTOBER: Launch of Showroom Dummies Ltd. Interior Motives (Natural Histories and Natural Disasters) Argyle Square, London.

OCTOBER: Succubus, Banshee and Medusa curated by Mike Dawson, Comme Ca Art, Manchester. Figment poster.

DECEMBER: Dead Bird Show curated by David Harrison, Whitechapel, LondonNever Never Mind, outdoor film installation.


FEBRUARY: Second Skin curated by Stephen Feeke and Penelope Curtis. Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. Complete Arthole, Lead by the Nose sculpture and poster. Vacuum sculpture. CAT

APRIL: In the Freud Museum. Exhibition and auction. Freud Museum, London. Perfume bottles (Eau de Ego etc), My God and Freudian Slip.

MAY: La part de l’autre, Carre d’art, Nimes, France. Still Lives.


Renovates and moves into Hackney Wick live/work studio.

APRIL: The Inspirator. Solo Show. Andrehn-Shiptjenko Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Inspirator installation and posters etc.

MAY: Tomorrow’s World, Yesterday’s Fever (Mental Guests Incorporated) Solo Show. Milton Keynes Gallery. Inclination, Figment and Inspirator installations with posters. CAT

MAY: Summer Exhibition curated by Peter Blake. Royal Academy, London. Figment Poster

MAY: Uncovered. The Gallery, University of Essex, UK.

OCTOBER: Tomorrow’s World, Yesterday’s Fever (Mental Guests Incorporated) Solo Show. Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Inclination, Figment and Inspirator installations with Bollywood paintings, collage, My God, Figment print etc. CAT

OCTOBER: 2001 A Space Oddity, Colony Room Show at James Birch Gallery, London. Inspirator photograph. CAT

NOVEMBER: Hriller Show, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL.

NOVEMBER: Somerset House Fountain Court, London. Outdoor installation of Sleight of Hand projection. Complete Arthole. (Nov. 9th)

NOVEMBER: Multiplication. A British Council exhibition of artists’ multiples touring internationally until 2007.


APRIL: Herausforderung Tier: von Beuys bis Kabakov. Stadtische galerie Karlsruhe, Germany.

MAY: Close Up. Kunstverein Freiburg, Marienbad and touring to Kunsthaus Baselland, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany, until March 2001. Still Lives etc. CAT

MAY: From the Horse’s Mouth – exhibition and auction (May 7th). Burbage House, London.

MAY: Raw. Victoria Miro Gallery, London.

JUNE: Space. A BBC2 documentary with section about Burbage House. Sleight of Hand etc (shown June14th).

JUNE: Transfert, Art in an Urban Space. Curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler. Biel-Bienne, Switzerland. For His Own Good, The Figment. CAT

JUNE: Works on paper: from Acconci to Zittel. Victoria Miro Gallery, London.

NOVEMBER: Mayday. Curated by Marc- Olivier Wahler. CAN Centre d’Art Neuchatel, Switzerland. You Know Who You Are installation, Never Never Mind.


APRIL: Graphic! British Prints Now! Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

AUGUST: Articultural Show organised by Gavin Turk, Southbank, London. (August 7th) Complete Arthole participate with An Eye for an Eye.

SEPTEMBER: Complete Arthole Sleight of Hand installation. Rooftop at Burbage House, London. (September 8th)

SEPTEMBER: Eve of Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection. toured to Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York.

NOVEMBER: From Film, Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Complete Arthole Sleight of Hand prints.

DECEMBER: The Scream. Galerij ‘t Leerhuys, Bruges.


JANUARY: Never Never Mind. Solo show. Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Film installation.

JANUARY: Exterminating Angel curated by Joshua Decter. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France.

FEBRUARY: Close Echoes. Public Body and Artificial Space. City Gallery Prague and Kunst Halle Krems, Austria. Still Lives. CAT

APRIL: Whether the Roast Burns, the Train Leaves or the Heavens Fall. Solo Show. MCA, Chicago, USA. Figment installation and Still Lives. CAT

JUNE: Made In London. (Simmons and Simmons). Museu de Electricidada, Lisbon, Portugal. CAT

JUNE: London Calling. The British School at Rome, Italy.

JUNE: Fotografie als Handlung, 4 Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen. Galerien der Stadt Esslingen. CAT

JANUARY: Privacy curated by Gianni Romano, Documentario, Milan, Italy. CAT.

OCTOBER: Moving Images Without Tears. Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany. Still lives.

OCTOBER: Emotion – Junge Britische und Amerikanische Kunst in der Sammlung Goetz, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany. CAT

OCTOBER: Trance. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA. Never Never Mind.


FEBRUARY: L’Empreinte, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. CAT

MARCH: Material Culture: the object in British Art of the 1980’s and 90’s. Hayward Gallery, London.

MARCH: Complete Arthole present The Great Stromboli event, Burbage House, London. (March 12th).

APRIL: Gothic, curated by Christoph Grunenberg, ICA Boston, and toured to Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA in 1998. The Bride The Body … CAT

APRIL: Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London.

MAY: Apocalyptic Wallpaper, curated by Donna De Salvo, Wexner Centre for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Installation with Blue Bottom Wallpaper and Ink Chairs. CAT

JULY: L’Autre curated by Harold Szeeman. Biennale de Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France. CAT

AUGUST: Livestock Market organised by Gavin Turk, Shoreditch, London, (August 9th). Complete Arthole participates with Lead by the Nose.

SUMMER: Eyes Dogs and Eternity, a collection of writing by Abigail Lane and Paul Fryer produced. Extracts are for Goetz catalogue, Germany later in the year. CAT

SEPTEMBER: Another Time… Another Place. Solo show. Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Still Lives, Smoking Shoe installation, In Every Dreamhome a Heartache

SEPTEMBER: Sensation. Young British artists from the Saatchi Collection. Royal Academy of Arts, London and toured to Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany, October 1998. Blueprint. CAT

SEPTEMBER: Minor Sensation. Victoria Miro Gallery, London.

DECEMBER: Abigail Lane. Solo show. Andrehn Shiptjenko Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Still Lives and Never Never Mind projection.

OCTOBER: Arthole International present The Great Stromboli in Paris. (October 4th) CAT

OCTOBER: Art from the UK: Abigail Lane, Mona Hatoum, Rachel Whiteread, Douglas Gordon. Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany. CAT


The Salon - a weekly Hair Salon with Guy Healy, Burbage House, London.

In Every Dream Home a Heartache
. Artist project. Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht.

FEBRUARY: Brilliant! New Art from London, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, USA. CAT

FEBRUARY: 25 Watt Moon. Solo Show. Ridinghouse Editions, London. Film installation and print.

APRIL: * 10. Rhona Hoffman Gallery and Gallery 312, Chicago.

JULY: Chaos, Madness. Permutations of Contemporary Art. Curated by Johannes Gachnang. Kunst Halle Krems, Austria. Sculpture, Bottom Wallpaper and Ink Pad installation (Blue). CAT

JULY: An exhibition of Young British Artists. Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

SEPTEMBER: From Figure to Object. Karsten Schubert and Frith St. Gallery, London.

OCTOBER: Painting - the extended field. Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Sweden, and touring to Rooseum Centre for Contemporary Art, Malmö, January 1997. Red Ink Pads and Bloody Wallpaper. CAT

NOVEMBER: Interieurs. Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France. Broken Heart installation.

DECEMBER: Full House, Young British Art. Veit Görner, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany. You Take My Breath Away and 25 Watt Moon.


Abigail moves to Burbage House live/work studio in Shoreditch, London.

JANUARY: Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away… MCA, Chicago. USA. Misfit.

MARCH: Skin of the Teeth. Solo Show. ICA London. Bloody Wallpaper, Concrete Dog, Vertigo, Red Ink Pad and sound installation. CAT

MARCH: Corpus Delicti. Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen. Bloody Wallpaper and Concrete Dog. CAT

MAY: Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away… Portalen, Copenhagen. Misfit.

JUNE: Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London. Vacuum.

JULY: Karaoke: 4 for 4 and 2 x 2 Too curated by Georg Herold. South London Gallery, London. (collaborative piece with Mat Collishaw)

JULY: Group show of Young British Artists (part of LA international). Shoshana Wayne gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA.

OCTOBER: Brilliant! New Art From London, curated by Richard Flood. Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA. Bloody Wallpaper and Concrete Dog. CAT

OCTOBER: Brilliant: works on paper by Brilliant Artists. Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, USA.

NOVEMBER: 4th International Istanbul Biennial, curated by Rene Block, Istanbul, Turkey. Bloody Wallpaper and Concrete Dog. CAT

DECEMBER: Images of Masculinity, Victoria Miro Gallery, London. For His Own Good.


Photo ’94. The Photographers Gallery, London.

FEBRUARY: Abigail Lane. Solo Show. Emi Fontana Gallery, Milan, Italy. Blue Bottom Wallpaper, Blue Ink Pads, I Spy, Murdered Typewriter etc.

APRIL: Punishment and Decoration curated by Michael Corris. Hohenthal und Bergen, Cologne, Germany.

APRIL: Domestic Violence curated by Alison Jacques. Gio Marconi gallery, Milan, Italy.

MAY: Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away …, Serpentine Gallery, London and touring to Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland (August), Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany (September). Misfit, I Spy. CAT

MAY: Fiction / Non-fiction, curated by Glenn Scott Wright. Galleria Bonomo, Rome, Italy.

MAY: Ars Lux, billboard project, various sites, Bolongna, Italy.

MAY: Not Self Portrait. Karsten Schubert Gallery, London.

MAY: Cyberintimismo erotica, Bologna, Italy.

JUNE: Karaoke World Cup Football, curated by Georg Herald. Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany.

JUNE: Soggetto Soggetto, curated by Francesca Pasini and Giorgio Verzotti. Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’arte contemporana, Milan, Italy. CAT


JANUARY: Privacy curated by Gianni Romano, Documentario, Milan, Italy. CAT

MARCH: Recent British Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection. Exhibition from South Bank Centre touring throughout Britain until 1995. CAT

MARCH: Visione Britannica, Valentina Moncada and Pino Casagrande Gallery, Rome, Italy. Ink Pads.

JUNE: Ha-Ha, Killerton House Gardens and Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK. Curated by Iwona Blaswick. The Bride, The Body, The Mystery and it’s… CAT

SEPTEMBER: Peccato di Novita, curated by Francesca Pasini, Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy. CAT

OCTOBER: Displace curated by Tanya Bonakdar. Cohen Gallery, New York.


MARCH: Mat Collishaw, Angus Fairhurst, Abigail Lane, curated by Emi Fontana. Via Farini, Milan, Italy. Making History photos, Inked Chair. CAT

JUNE: Etats Specifiques. Francoise Cohen, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre, France. Ink Pads and shoes. CAT

AUGUST: Abigail Lane, Cathy de Monchaux, Vincent Shine, Kunsthalle Luzern, Switzerland. Installation with Bottom Wallpaper and Inked chairs.

SEPTEMBER: Making History. Solo Show. Karsten Schubert Gallery, London. (In collaboration with Maureen Paley) Black Ink Pads, Bottom Wallpaper, Blueprint, Conspiracy, Shoes etc.

SEPTEMBER: Group show curated by Clarissa Dalrymple. Barbara Gladstone Gallery and Stein Gladstone Gallery, New York. CAT

OCTOBER: 20 Fragile Pieces. Galerie Barbara et Luigi Polla Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland. CAT

NOVEMBER: Group Show. Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany. Conspiracy.


AUGUST: Show Hide Show. Curated by Andrew Renton at Anderson O’Day Gallery, London. Ink pads and glass works. CAT


MARCH: Modern Medicine. Building One, London. Evidence, Props 1, 2 and wall photo. CAT


SEPTEMBER: Home Truths. Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy, Work made on site. CAT

DECEMBER: New Contemporaries, ICA, London. Advance. CAT


JULY: Freeze. PLA Building, Surrey Docks, London. CAT

1986 – 89

Moved to London.
Goldsmiths College, London. BA Fine Art.

1972 - 1986

Grows up in Bristol.
1985 – 86, Bower Ashton, Bristol. Art Foundation.


Born in Penzance, Cornwall.