Christina Mackie – CV

Christina Mackie
b. 1956 Oxford, UK
Lives and works in London, UK


  • 1978 Saint Martin’s School of Art, London, UK
  • 1974 Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023 Herald St, London, UK
  • 2021 The Judges III, Hospitalfield, Angus, Scotland
  • 2019 Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2018 People Powder, Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
    The Judges II, National Trust Godolphin, Godolphin Cross, UK
  • 2017 Drift Rust, Herald St, London, UK
  • 2015 Refreshment, Herald St, London, UK
    Christina Mackie: the filters, Tate Britain Commission, Tate Britain, London, UK
  • 2014 Drop/And Bird/Frog And, PRAXES, Berlin, Germany
    Colour Drop, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • 2013 Christina Mackie: The Judges III, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK
  • 2012 Bigger than a book, wilder than a tree: Christina Mackie and Jerry Pethick, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Painting the Weights, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2010 The Judges, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany; Jerwood Room, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK
    Us, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008 Steal, in the silent, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin, Italy
    The large huts, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury; Attingham Hall, National Trust, Shrewsbury, UK
  • 2007 The large huts, Sculpture Court, Tate Britain, London, UK
    This that and the other, Herald St, London, UK
  • 2006 How to begin, i-cabin, London, UK
    Gadani Project, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2005 I Can’t Help You, Herald St, London, UK
  • 2003 Magnani, London, UK
  • 2002 The Interzone, Gallery 4, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
  • 2001 AC Project Room, New York, USA
  • 2000 Forcing It, Magnani, London, UK
    Meanwhile, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Kitakyushu, Japan
  • 1999 AC Project Room, New York, USA
    IIP Intron Image Project, The Showroom, London, UK
  • 1998 show 50, with Mark Hosking, City Racing, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2022 Do Redo Repeat, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2021 Antonio’s Dream: A Journey Through Art and Textile, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
  • 2020 Via dell’Inferno, Galleria Spazia, Bologna, Italy
  • 2019 Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2018 Nature, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2017 Working/Not Working, Canada, New York, USA
    Neither., Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2016 GOD’S FINGER, Kinman Gallery, London, UK
    Walk Through British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
    Now for Tomorrow II, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK
  • 2015 Nobody Home, Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
    Constellations, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Homerton Park Nightmare, Lodeveans Collection, London, UK
  • 2012 La Demeure Joyeuse, Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
    Peer, London, UK
    Ruby, Gallery Vela, London, UK
  • 2011 Fragmented Bodies, Tate Britain, London, UK
    Has the film already started?, Tate Britain, London, UK
  • 2010 Molecular Etwas, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
    Sillabario, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy
  • 2009 Celebration, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
    Entry Points, i-cabin at Subvision Festival, Hamburg, Germany
    High, Low and In Between, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Flicker: British Video Art, All Art Now, Damascus, Syria
    The Knight’s Tour, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
    Monument for Study, Herald St, London, UK
  • 2008 EXPENDITURE, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
    Give Me Shelter, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Attingham Hall, National Trust, UK
    Roger Hiorns, Christina Mackie, Maaike Schoorel, Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2007 It starts from here, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK
    Love Me Tender, Tate Britain, London, UK
  • 2006 Flutter, The Approach, London, UK
    5five, VM Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2005 British Art Show 6, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
    Beck’s Futures, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, UK
    Funfmalsculptur, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany
    Inaugural, Herald St, London, UK
  • 2004 Concert in the Egg, The Ship, London, UK
    Real World, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Still Life, Galeria de Arte do Sesi, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2002 Still Life, Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
    Animations, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
    There is a Light that Never Goes Out, Villa Galvani, Pordenone, Italy
  • 2001 Animations, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
    City Racing, a Partial Account, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, UK
  • 2000 Black Box Recorder, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
  • 1999 OLDNEWTOWN, Casey Kaplan, New York, USA
    Retrace Your Steps: Remember Tomorrow, Sir John Soanes Museum, London, UK
    Sweetie – Female Identity in British Video, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
  • 1998 Common People: British Art between Phenomenon & Reality, Fondazione Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
    How will we behave?, Robert Prime, London, UK
    Imperial College, London, UK
  • 1997 Landschaft and Later, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria
    Life/Live, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1999 Against: 30 Years of Video and Film, Anthony D’Offay, London, UK
    Something Else, Exmouth Market, London, UK
  • 1996 Speaking of Sofas, Cubitt Gallery, London, UK; London Electronic Arts touring program
  • 1994 The Curator’s Egg, Anthony Reynolds, London, UK

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2023 Christine Lalonde, ‘In Conversation: Christina Mackie’, Nick Sikkuark: Humour and Horror, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2014 Geir Haraldseth, ‘It’s time I had some time alone’, Praxes Papers, PRAXES, Berlin, Germany
    Jan Verwoert, ‘Why is Art Met With Disbelief? It’s Too Much Like Magic.’, Praxes Papers, PRAXES, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 Monika Szewczyk, Christina Mackie, ed. Rhea Dall, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2008 Busan Biennale 2008: Expenditure - as it is always and already excessive, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea
  • 2005 Rob Bowman, Beck's Futures, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
    Alex Farquharson and Andrea Schlieker, British Art Show 6, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
  • 2004 Michael Archer and Suzanne Cotter, Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • 2002 Ann Gallagher, Still Life, British Council, London, UK
    Penelope Curtis, The Interzone, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
  • 2001 Christina Mackie, The Feeling of Being Found Out, artists' book, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Klaus Biesenbach, eds., Animations, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
  • 2000 Colin Ledwith and Simon Morrisey, Black Box Recorder, British Council, London, UK, and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
  • 1999 Jennifer Higgie, IIP: Intron Image Project, Arts Council First Time Publications & The Showroom, London, UK
    Francesco Bonami, Common People, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin, Italy
    Francesco Bonami and Hans Ulrich Obrist, eds., Dreams, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin, Italy
    Cristiana Perrella and Maria Rosa Sossai, Sweetie – Female Identity in British Video, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
  • 1998 Hans Ulrich Obrist, ‘Christina Mackie’, Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon, London, UK
  • 1996 Suzanne Pagé, Laurence Bossé, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, eds., Life/Live, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2023 Gareth Harris, ‘Nominees announced for annual Freelands Award dedicated to overlooked UK women artists’, The Art Newspaper, 19 September
    ‘Freelands Award 2023: Shortlist for £110,000 Prize Announced’, Artlyst, 19 September
  • 2019 Helena Wadsley, ‘Colour, Perception, and Affect: Christina Mackie’, Femme Art Review, 19 December
    Marsha Lederman, ‘Five Vancouver-area art shows to catch this fall’, The Globe and Mail, 14 October
  • 2018 David Trigg, ‘Groundwork, An Ambitious Programme of Contemporary Art Across Cornwall’, Frieze, 4 July
    Lucien Durey, ‘Vancouver Report: Crafting a Way Out’, Canadian Art, 27 February
  • 2017 Patrick Langley, ‘Christina Mackie's “Drift Rust”’, Art Agenda, 18 May
  • 2015 Marco Tagliafierro, ‘Critics' Picks: “Nobody Home”’, Artforum, October
    Jan Verwoert, ‘Spellbound’, Frieze, Issue 173, September
    Nancy Tousley, ‘Macrocosm Microcosm: Christina Mackie’s extended range of vision’, Canadian Art, Fall
    Sara Buoso, ‘Christina Mackie: Tate Britain Commission’, Juliet Art Magazine, 15 June
    J.J. Charlesworth, ‘Christina Mackie Sets Duveen Galleries Ablaze with Color at Tate Britain’, artnet News, 2 April
    Skye Sherwin, 'Christina Mackie, Los Carpinteros, Frank Walter: this week's new exhibitions', The Guardian, 28 March
    Nicholas Forrest, ‘Tate Britain Unveils Christina Mackie Commission’, Blouin ArtInfo International, 26 March
    Adrian Searle, ‘Christina Mackie’s The Filters’, The Guardian, 23 March
    Ben Luke, ‘Artist Christina Mackie on Canada, Central Saint Martins and her new exhibition at Tate Britain’, London Evening Standard, 19 March
  • 2014 Allese Thomson, ‘Christina Mackie: 500 Words’, Artforum online, 16 June
    Kirsty Bell, ‘The Weight of Things’, Art in America, September
  • 2013 Wayne Burrows, ‘Christina Mackie’, A-N online, 13 March
    Rhea Dall, ‘A Constant Drift,’ Mousse, Issue 41, December–January
  • 2012 Nicholas Cullinan and Christina Mackie, ‘1000 words: Christina Mackie’, Artforum, February
    Isobel Harbison, ‘Christina Mackie: Painting the Weights’, Art Review, March
    ‘Sculptors Discuss Sculpture’, Frieze, May
  • 2008 Tom Morton, ‘Christina Mackie,’ Frieze, Issue 112, January–February
  • 2007 David Barrett, ‘Christina Mackie’, Art Monthly, July–August
  • 2005 Louise Gray, ‘Christina Mackie: Project for ArtReview’, ArtReview, July
    Sally O’Reilly, ‘One Atom That Was You’, Frieze, Issue 91, May
    Charlotte Higgins, ‘Visions of “emotional landscape” seduce Beck’s judges’, The Guardian, 27 April
  • 2002 Emily Pethick, ‘Christina Mackie’, Art/text, Fall
    Christina Mackie, ‘Friday Harbor’, special project, Frieze, Issue 65, March
    Nancy Princenthal, ‘Artist’s Book Beat’, Art on Paper, Vol. 6 No. 3, January–February
  • 2000 Pat Cadigan, ‘Insight’, Make, Issue 89, September–November
    Mark Currah, ‘Christina Mackie’, Time Out, 3 May
  • 1999 Laura Moffatt, ‘Christina Mackie’, Art Monthly, May
    Stuart Shave, ‘Coded Creations’, I-D, April
  • 1998 Jennifer Higgie, ‘Christina Mackie: City Racing’, Frieze, Issue 41, June–August
  • 1996 David Barrett, ‘Something Else’, Frieze, Issue 30, September–October


  • 2011 Annual Award, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
  • 2010 Award for Artists, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, London, UK
    Oxford-Melbourne Fellowship, Arts Council England, UK
  • 2005 Beck’s Futures Prize, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK


  • 2018 Lead artist, XXIV CSAV–Artists Research Laboratory, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
  • 2017 Lead artist, The Cornwall Workshop, Kestle Barton, UK
  • 2010 Residency, Vasl Artists’ Association, Karachi and Gadani, Pakistan
  • 2000 Professor of Research Program, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan