Karla Black

Karla Black

Born 1972 in Alexandria, Scotland
Karla Black lives and works in Glasgow

Karla Black had institutional solo exhibitions at Bechtler Stiftung, Uster 2024, The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2023, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh 2021, Des Moines Art Centre 2020, The Power Plant, Toronto 2018, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle 2017, Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art, Edinburgh 2016, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2015, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover 2013, Dallas Museum of Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, both 2011, among others.


In 2011 she was nominated for the Turner Prize and represented Scotland at the 54th Venice Biennale.


Karla Black’s work is part of major contemporary collections such as the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Tate Gallery, London.

Photo: Simon Vogel
Looking Glass Number 16, 2021
Photo: Simon Vogel
Photo: Mareike Tocha
Wouldn’t Leave, 2020
Photo: Mareike Tocha
Photo: Mareike Tocha
Can’t Detach, 2020
Photo: Mareike Tocha
Photo: Mark Bowler
Known Expression, 2019
Photo: Mark Bowler
Photo: Simon Vogel
Appears Peripheral, 2016
Photo: Simon Vogel
Photo: Gautier Deblonde
Story Of A Sensible Length 2014
Photo: Gautier Deblonde
Photo: Gautier Deblonde
Doesn’t Care In Words, 2011
Photo: Gautier Deblonde
Photo: Anette Kradisch
Brains Are Really Everything, 2010
Photo: Anette Kradisch

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