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b. 1966, Canada

Angela Bulloch Biography

Angela Bulloch is interested in systems that structure social behaviour. Her functional sculptures, light and sound works play with the ways in which we construct and interpret different types of information, be it related to art, literature, cinema, music, or issues of ownership and authorship. Her multi-disciplinary installations marry conceptual rigour with sensuousness and humour. Walking through a room triggers canned laughter; a video screening is activated by a person sitting on a cushioned bench opposite; a wall-mounted sequence of coloured spheres switches on each time a person passes a particular point.

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Since early 2000 Bulloch has been creating increasingly ambitious sculptural installations made from ‘pixel boxes’. Developed by Bulloch with engineers as a prototype in the late 1990s, the pixel box is made up of luminous tubes and an electronic control unit housed within an industrially produced wooden or metal casing. Elemental units within an ever-expanding body of work, the pixel boxes form the basis of a variety of structures, from towers and floors to monumental screens which translate scenes from cinema, television or entirely abstract sequences as mesmerising colour compositions that change before the viewer.

In recent years Bulloch has realised a number of important architectural commissions, which include creating a work for the Tate Britain pier designed by Marks Barfied Architects, on the Thames at Millbank; a perforated light work embedded into the pier’s structure, which pulsed and changed colours with the rise and fall of the tide.

Angela Bulloch Featured Artworks

Night Sky: Perseus Triangulum.4 by Angela Bulloch contemporary artwork
Angela BullochNight Sky: Perseus Triangulum.4, 2021LED lights, blue felt, aluminium
134 x 134 x 5 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Pentagon Totem: Tree by Angela Bulloch contemporary artwork
Angela BullochPentagon Totem: Tree, 2020Corian, paint
150 x 50 x 30 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Night Sky Blue: Jupiter & Saturn in Capricorn.12 by Angela Bulloch contemporary artwork
Angela BullochNight Sky Blue: Jupiter & Saturn in Capricorn.12, 2020LED-Installation, felt, aluminium profiles, cables
200 x 266 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Heavy Metal Stack of Six: Bustle Hedgerow by Angela Bulloch contemporary artwork
Angela BullochHeavy Metal Stack of Six: Bustle Hedgerow, 2020Zinc-coated steel, paint
300 x 80 x 50 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Totem Pillar: Treasury by Angela Bulloch contemporary artwork
Angela BullochTotem Pillar: Treasury, 2017MDF, paint
180 x 38 x 24 cm
MEYER KAINER Contact Gallery
Night Sky: Chamaeleon Reticulum.6 by Angela Bulloch contemporary artwork
Angela BullochNight Sky: Chamaeleon Reticulum.6, 2019LED lights, felt, aluminium
200 x 134 x 5 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Copper Stack 5 by Angela Bulloch contemporary artwork
Angela BullochCopper Stack 5, 2018Five Pixel Boxes in copper with International LED DMX Modules and felt covered control box
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery

Angela Bulloch Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, All In One. One Work By Each Gallery Artist at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Rämistrasse, Zürich, Zurich
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14 November–12 December 2020 Group Exhibition All In One. One Work By Each Gallery Artist Galerie Eva PresenhuberRämistrasse, Zürich
Contemporary art exhibition, Bulloch, Pryde, Sky, Rocks & Digits at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
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6 November 2020–9 January 2021 Bulloch, Pryde Sky, Rocks & Digits Simon Lee GalleryHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Curated by Kris Lemsalu and Sarah Lucas, SEÑORA! at MEYER KAINER, Vienna
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8 September–24 October 2020 Curated by Kris Lemsalu and Sarah Lucas SEÑORA! MEYER KAINERVienna

Angela Bulloch Represented By

Galerie Eva Presenhuber contemporary art gallery in Maag Areal, Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich, New York
Simon Lee Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, London

Angela Bulloch In Ocula Magazine

The Armory Show 2020 Ocula Photolog The Armory Show 2020

The Armory Show (5–8 March) features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions, and dynamic public programs. The 2020 edition of The Armory Show, welcomes 183 exhibitors from 32 countries, convening Midtown Manhattan at Piers 90 and 94.

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Angela Bulloch at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Angela Bulloch at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong By Elliat Albrecht, Hong Kong

I think that context is a terribly important thing which you don't know when you make works.

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Angela Bulloch In Related Press

Ugo Rondinone 'I ♥ John Giorno' at Various venues, New York Related Press Ugo Rondinone 'I ♥ John Giorno' at Various venues, New York 27 July 2017, Mousse Magazine

Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno —the first major U.S. exhibition about the American poet, artist, activist and muse John Giorno—has opened simultaneously across 13 locations in New York City. I ♥ John Giorno is a work of art by Giorno's husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is a celebration of the life and work of...

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John Giorno Related Press John Giorno 25 July 2017, artforum.com

I learned early on from the eats, such as Allen Ginsburg and William Burroughs—and the Pop artists too—that archives were very important. This was around the late 1950s, or the beginning of the '60s. So, I just saved all of my work. My parents had a house in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, and for fifty years I brought everything I made...

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Best friends: artists participate in the curatorial process at Simon Lee Gallery Related Press Best friends: artists participate in the curatorial process at Simon Lee Gallery 18 September 2015, Wallpaper*

Opened this week at Simon Lee Gallery in London, Faux Amis  is a new exhibition that sees 18 artists exhibit alongside, and in dialogue with, the work of an inspirational artist of their choice – the only stipulation being that the chosen artist must forge a relationship with their own practice. 'The idea for this exhibition...

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