Jeremy Shaw

About Jeremy Shaw

Jeremy Shaw (b. 1977, Vancouver, currently resides in Berlin) works in a variety of media to explore altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to map transcendental experience. Often combining and amplifying strategies of vérité filmmaking, conceptual art, music video, esoteric and scientific research, Shaw’s works create a post-documentary space in which disparate belief-systems and histories are thrown into an interpretive limbo.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Quantification Trilogy (2018), Kunstverein in Hamburg; Liminals (2018), Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Quickeners (2018), CAPRI, Düsseldorf; Towards Universal Pattern Recognition (2016), KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin; Medium-Based Time (2015), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Variation FQ (2013), Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin; Best Minds (2011), MoMA PS1, New York; Something’s Happening Here! (2009), Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; and DMT (2006), Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto.

Notable group exhibitions include: Alone Together (2018), Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal; Blind Faith (2018), Haus der Kunst, Munich; How To Live Together (2017), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Manifesta 11: What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures (2016), Kunsthalle Zurich; In the Belly of the Whale (2016), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Neo-Tokyo (2015), National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Extinction Marathon: Vision of the Future (2014), Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London; and 12th Biennale de Lyon (2012) (with Palais de Tokyo).

In 2016, Shaw received the Sobey Art Award, and in 2017 he participated in the 57th Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva. He was recently on residency at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles in 2018, and has upcoming solo exhibitions at The Common Guild, Glasgow, and Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2020. Works by Jeremy Shaw are held in numerous public collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Shaw is represented by KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin and Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver.