Born 1949 in Worcester, England

Lives and works in London


Slade School of Art, London



Galerie Maia Muller, Paris


The Approach, London


Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples

EYE SEE, PP Contemporary, Frankfurt

Double Shadow, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp


At the edge of pictures: John Stezaker, Works 1975-1990, Luxembourg+ Co., London

Siren Song, The Approach, London


Condo Mexico City, Galería OMR, Mexico City (in collaboration with Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne)

MASKE. In der Kunst der Gegenwart, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau

Cross, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan

John Stezaker: Portrait, National Portrait Gallery, London

She, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne


John Stezaker: Collages, Starkwhite, Auckland

Lost World (curated by Robert Leonard), Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Love, The Approach, London


The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

The Voyeur: Photoroman Collages, 1976-1979, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Lost World (curated by Robert Leonard), City Gallery Wellington, Wellington; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Horse, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Blackout (with Richard Hamilton and Carlo Mollino), Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles


John Stezaker in dialogue with Marcel Broodthaers, Gallery Sofie van de Velde, Antwerpen

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury


The Truth of Masks, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago

Touch, The Approach at Independent Régence, Brussels

Film Works, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea Film Works, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

The Projectionist, The Approach, London

Collages, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam


New Silkscreens / U.S. premiere of the film Blind, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Collages, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney


Seams & Interruptions, Mendes Wood, São Paulo

Cut & Paste. Couper/Coller (with Robert Suermondt), Centre de la Photographie, Geneva

Crossing Over, Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Working from the Collection / Travailler à partir de la collection (part of Arles in Black / Les rencontres d’Arles 2013), Atelier des Forges, Arles

Nude and Landscape, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Blind, The Approach, London

One on One, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv


Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Marriage, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee


John Stezaker: The Nude and Landscape, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery – The University of the Arts, Philadelphia Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

John Stezaker, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis


Silkscreens, Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Lost Images, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg

Tabula Rasa, The Approach, London


Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

The Bridge, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York


John Stezaker. Fumetti, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen, Bremen Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf

Mask and Shadow, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italie


Two part show: Marriage, Karsten Schubert, London

Masks, The Approach, London

The Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

White Room, Yvon Lambert Project Room, Paris


The Approach, London

New Works, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Bridges and other Metaphors, Norwich Gallery, Norwich

White Columns, New York


Archiv & Erzählung: John Stezaker und T.J. Wilcox, Kunstverein München, Munich


The Third Person Archive and other works, The Approach, London


The Holy Land Series, Wigmore Fine Art, London


Angels, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh


Garden, Cubitt Gallery, London


Care & Control, Salama-Caro Gallery, London


Film Still Collages, Friedman-Guinness Gallery, Frankfurt


John Stezaker: New Work, Salama-Caro Gallery, London Glenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles


Lisson Gallery, London


Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris

John Stezaker: Werke 1973-1978, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

John Stezaker: The World Made Flesh, The New ‘57 Gallery, Edinburgh


Fragments, Photographer’s Gallery, London

Collages, 1977-1978, IKON Gallery, Birmingham

Southampton City Museum, Southampton


Dream Allegories. John Stezaker Collages 1976-1977, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London

Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris

Schema Gallery, Florence

Spectro Arts, Newcastle


Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London

Trois Oeuvres, Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris


Galerie Éric Fabre, Paris


Galerie December, Münster

Galleria Lia Rumma, Rome

Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples


The Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford


Beyond Art for Art’s Sake: a Propus Mundus, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London


Time Deletions and other works, Sigi Krauss Gallery, London


Works, 1969-1971, Sigi Krauss Gallery, London



Omelette papier, Capitain Petzel, Berlin


Extra! Le festival de la littérature vivante, Centre George Pompidou, Paris

room enough for former teasers (curated by Marcel Hiller, Christof Lötscher and Marco Zeppenfeld),

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Art Cologne at Galerie Gisela Capitain, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

When Images Collide, 2nd Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Shadow catchers (curated by Isobel Parker Philip), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Almost There, British Council (digital exhibition)

Received Wisdom, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland


CUT & PASTE CHAPITRE 2, Maïa Muller, Paris

Never the same river, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

MASKE. In der Kunst der Gegenwart, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau

Light observed (curated by Damian Griffiths), KARST, Plymouth

CUT – COPY – PASTE. Part II, OV Project Room, Brussels

Strategic Vandalism. The Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modification Paintings (curated by Axel Heil and Roberto Orth), Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York


Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire, Saatchi Gallery, London

Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry FotoFocus Biennial 2018, Cincinnati

Wide angle: Photography out of bound, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati

T, Marres, Maastricht

Journeys with ‘The Waste land’, Turner Contemporary, Margate

The Remains of Cinema, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

A Murmur of History, Bridget De León, Bath

Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography, MCA, Chicago


JUMP INTO THE FUTURE Art of the 90’s and 2000’s. The Borgmann Donation, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape: An Exhibition Curated by John Stezaker, York Art Gallery, Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

The Ends of Collage, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York

Generations: John Stezaker & Giorgio de Chirico, The Approach, MiArt Life. Manual, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw


Revolt of the Sage, Blain Southern, London

Flesh, York Art Gallery, York

#65 Nigel Greenwood Inc Ltd: Running a Picture Gallery, CHELSEA space, Chelsea College of Arts, London

Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud. Curated by John Stezaker, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham

Fractured, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

Terrain: Land into Art, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton

L’Image Volée / The Stolen Image (curated by Thomas Demand), Fondazione Prada, Milan

Collage: Moving Beyond Paper, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign

On the Immense and the Numberless, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen


Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, Museum of the Moving Image, New York

Body Building, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago

Individual Stories. Collecting as Portrait and Methodology, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

RAY 2015. Imagine Reality, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt

Kino der Kunst 2015 (screening of Blind), Munich

Picasso in der Kunst der Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg

Trial / Error / Art, The Holden Gallery, Manchester

An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Trenton

Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Horse, Void Gallery, Derry

FOUND, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

Image Search, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

Blow-Up, C/O Berlin Foundation (Amerika Haus), Berlin


Mirrorcity. London artists on fiction and reality, Hayward Gallery, London

As Exciting as We Can Make It: Ikon in the 1980s, Ikon, Birmingham

The Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, London

Regeneration, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Somos Libres II. Works from the Mario Testino Collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin

Blow-Up, Albertina, Vienna

Veils, Underground Museum, Los Angeles

… all silent but for the buzzing …, Royal College of Art, London

Ruin Lust, Tate Modern, London

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Bates College Museum of Art, Portland You Imagine What You Desire. 19th Biennale of Syndey, Sydney


Go! You sure? Yeah. (a POOL exhibition), LUMA / Westbau, Zurich

Karel’s Choice. Looking Back at Contemporary Art, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem

Remix. Selections from the International Collage Center, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville

The Age of Collage, Gestalten Space, Berlin

Short Film Program Still/Moving (screening of Horse and Blind), Art Basel Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Marriage, Qbox Gallery, Athens

Kino und der kinematografische Blick, MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen, Memmingen

L’Image papillon, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

The Feverish Library (continued), Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, The Photographer’s Gallery, London


Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others / Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments d’autrui, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, The Cube (Deutsche Börse Headquarters), Frankfurt/Eschborn; C/O, Berlin

Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London

The Space Between (curated by Michael Bracewell), Karsten Schubert, London D’après Giorgio, Casa Museo Giorgio de Chirico, Rome


Verschiebungsersatz (curated by David Rimanelli), Kimmerich, New York

Make Up (curated by Mariuccia Casadio), Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia

Transmitter/Receiver. The persistence of collage. From the Arts Council Collection, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough

The boy who robbed you a few minutes before arriving at the ball (curated by Regina Fiorito and Kelley Walker), Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

A painting show, Autocenter, Berlin

The Draw Bridge, Q Forum, London

Anti-Photography (curated by Duncan Wooldrige), Focal Point Gallery, Essex


The Page (curated by John Stezaker and Mattehw Higgs), Kimmerich, New York

Amor Parvi oder die Liebe zum Kleinen, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen

Beg, Borrow and Steal, Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami

Film and photography central in presentation of recent acquisitions, De Hallen, Haarlem


The rustle of language, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan

The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Source Codes, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Berlin

Le Sang d’un poète, Estuaire Nantes Saint-Nazaire Biennale 2009, Nantes Correspondences (with Rita Ackermann; curated by Matthew Higgs), Meyer Kainer, Vienna John Stezaker & William Horner, The Russian Club Gallery, London

Desire acquire, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich


listen darling…the world is yours, Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitão

Not so Subtle Subtitle (curated by Matthew Brannon), Casey Kaplan, New York Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum, New York

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London Past-Forward, 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London

Supernatural, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx

Cohabitation: 13 Artists and Collage, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan


Panic Attack, Barbican Art Gallery, London

Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring: selected by artist Steven Claydon, Camden Arts Centre, London

Other People’s Projects: White Columns, Studio Voltaire, London


Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen

Dereconstruction (curated by Matthew Higgs), Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Figures de l’acteur, Le paradoxe du comédien, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon

A Season in Hell, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London

World Gone Mad: Surrealist Returns in Recent British Art, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Limehouse Arts Foundation, London

The Swan is Very Peaceful, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

The Glass Bead Game, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin

Tate Triennial 2006 – New British Art, Tate Britain, London


Time Lines, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf Cut, The Approach, London

1979, Bloomberg Space, London

Girls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York

Collage, Signs & Surfaces, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York Mourning, Sies & Höke, Düsseldorf


Collage, Bloomberg Space, London

Je t’envisage. La disparition du portrait, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

Cara a Cara, Culturgest, Lisbon

About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London Future Face, Science Museum, London

Portraits of Non-Humans, David Risley Gallery, London

Polaroid, 39 Gallery, London


Ex-press, Royal College of Art, London Please Take One, 39 Gallery, London


Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle


The British Art Show 5 (traveling exhibition organised by The Hayward Gallery, London), Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art; Dean Gallery; Fruitmarket Gallery; Collective Gallery; Stills Gallery; Inverleith House – Royal Botanic Gardens; Talbot Rice Art Gallery, City Art Centre, Edinburgh; Southampton City Art Gallery; John Hansard Gallery; Millais Gallery – Southhampton Institute, Southhampton; National Museum & Gallery; Centre For Visual Art; Fotogallery; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


23rd Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Art, British Section, Mednarodni grafični likovni center, Ljubljana

River Deep, Mountain High, Gallery Westland Place, London; University of Dundee, Duncan and Jordanston Gallery, Dundee


American and European Photo-art, Larem Kloker Gallery, Vienna

2nd Shoreditch Photography Biennial, London

Chemical Traces / Photography and Conceptual Art, 1968-1998, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull City Council, Kingston upon Hull; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds


Pictura Brittanica: Art from Britain (organised by the British Council), Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Strange Days, Contemporary British Photography, Galleria Gian Ferrari, Milan

Sad, Gasworks, London

The Quick and The Dead, Royal College of Art, London

The Impossible Document: Photography and Conceptual Art in Britain 1966-1976, Cameraworks Gallery, London; Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge

Life/Live: Young British Art, Musee d’art moderne de la ville de Paris; Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon


Elvis + Marilyn 2 x Immortal, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville; The Portland Museum of Art, Portland; The Philbrook Academy, Tulsa; The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; The Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose; The Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu; Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Obihiro; Daimaru Museum, Umeda-Osaka; Takamatsu City Museum, Takamatsu; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama; Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Fukuoka

The Curator’s Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London Zombie Golf, BANK Space, London

Zombie Golf, BANK Space, London


Who’s Looking at the Family, Barbican Art Gallery, London 1992

Flora Photographica, Serpentine Gallery, London 1990

Art Conceptuel, Formes Conceptuelles, Galerie 1900/2000, Paris


Glenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles


Altered States, Kent Fine Art, New York

Multiple vision: Ron Haselden, Colin McArthur, John Stezaker, Paul Wombel, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge


Identity/Desire: Representing the Body. Scottish Arts Council Touring exhibition, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen; Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews; Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr


1984: An Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London 1983

Geometry of Desire, Galerie Venster, Rotterdam


Simulacra, Riverside Studios, London Aperto, XL Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Close to the Edge, White Columns, New York


Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London


Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London

Un certain art anglais…, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris JP2, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels


Art for Society, Whitechapel Gallery, London 1977

British Art, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels


Arte Inglese Oggi, Palazzo Reale, Milan

Times, Words and the Camera, Akademische Druck-U, Graz


9th Biennale de Paris, Paris


Project 74, Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne

Critic’s Choice, Tooth’s Gallery, London

Beyond Painting and Sculpture…: works bought for the Arts Council by Richard Cork (Arts Council touring Exhibition), Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol


A Survey of the Avant-Garde in Britain, House Gallery, London The New Art, Hayward Gallery, London


The Wall Show, Lisson Gallery, London


3 Schools Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 1969

Three Person Show, Central Collegiate Building, University College, London


Three Person Show, Central Collegiate Building, University College, London


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Arts Council England, London

British Council Collection, London Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham UK David Roberts Collection, London

Dundee Museum of Art, Dundee

Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais FRAC Ile-de-France/ Le Plateau, Paris

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

MUDAM Collection, Luxembourg

Ringier Collection, Zurich

RISD Museum of Art, Providence

The Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Saatchi Collection, London

Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

Sammlung Verbund, Vienna

Seattle Art Museum, Washington

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Tate Collection, London

The University of Warwick Art Collection, Coventry

The York Museum Trust, York

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Zabludowicz Collection, London