Toby Ziegler


Born 1972 in London, UK Lives and works in London, UK



  • B.F.A. (Hons), Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London, UK



  • Delfina Studios, London, UK

Forthcoming Exhibitions


  • Toby Ziegler, Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK


  • The Red Queen, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia

Selected Solo Exhibitions


  • The Cripples, off-site exhibition at a car park (Q-Park, 3-9 Old Burlington Street), London, UK Toby Ziegler, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK


  • The Alienation of Objects, Project 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK (exh. cat). This exhibition travelled to New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK (2011), Zabludowicz Collection, Sarisalvo, Finland (2012) and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helskinki, Finland (2012)


  • Toby Ziegler, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany


  • The Liberals, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
  • Danish Pastry/Rose of Mohammed, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, US (exh. cat)


  • Toby Ziegler, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK 2006 Toby Ziegler, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK


  • Enter Desire, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Curious Visitors: The Arts Council Collection, Aston Hall, Birmingham, UK
  • Gold, curated by Thomas Zaunschirm, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria (exh. cat) Sidetracks: Painting in the paramodern continuum, Stavanger Kunstmuseum MUST, Stavanger, Norway (exh. cat)


  • Self-Similar/seen somewhere else at the same time, curated by George Unsworth, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • Newspeak: British Art Now, Part II, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • Another Face: Works from the Arts Council Collection, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Screenings, curated by Robin Footitt, 203-205 Brompton Road, London, UK
  • The Future Demands Your Participation: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • A Group Painting Show, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, US


  • Newspeak: British Art Now, curated by Dimitri Ozerkov, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
  • The White Show, curated by Caroline Douglas, PM Gallery and House, London, UK Reframing, curated by Barry Schwabsky, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
  • Cui Prodest?, curated by Francseco Stocchi, New Galerie de France, Paris, France (exh. cat) Natural Wonders: New Art from London, curated by Nick Hackworth, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia
  • Accrochage, Galerie Max Hetlzer, Berlin, Germany


  • RU(technhe) TH(episteme)8?, Hats Plus, London, UK
  • Parkhaus, curated by Karl Heinz Rummeny and Jost Wischnewski, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Thuring and Ziegler, 10 Vyner Street, London, UK
  • Nature is a Workshop: selected from the Arts Council Collection, Turner Contemporary Project Space, Margate, UK
  • 35% Vrai 60% Faux, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
  • Grotto, Museum 52, London, UK


  • Hamster Wheel, organised by Franz West, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy. This exhibition travelled to Festival Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France; and Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (2008)
  • Size Matters: XXL -- Recent Large-Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, US
  • Soufflé, curated by Franz West, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (exh. cat)
  • How to Improve the World, Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK Recent Abstraction, British Art Display 1500–2007, Tate Britain, London, UK


  • Out of Place, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
  • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, curated by Barry Schwabsky, Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark Archipenture: Painters Build Architecture, Le Plateau - FRAC d’Ile de France, Paris, France. This exhibition travelled to Camden Arts Centre, London, UK.


  • The Future Lasts a Long Time, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
  • Ordering the Ordinary, curated by David Thorp, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
  • Supernova, Bunkier SztU.Ki Gallery of Contemporary Art Poland, Krakow, Poland (exh. cat). This exhibition travelled to Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia; Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania; City Art Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic(2006); Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava, Slovakia (2006);
  • Gliptoteka, Zagreb, Croatia (2006); Multimedia Centre, Split, Croatia (2007); Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyrus (2007); Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales (2009).


  • Kingdom, The Market, Glasgow, UK
  • Contrapop, Vamiali's, Athens, Greece (exh. cat)
  • Expander, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (exh. cat)
  • John Moores 23, The Walker, Liverpool, UK
  • The Future Lasts a Long Time, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Collection 1, curated by Stephen Hepworth, Isabella Brancolini Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy


  • Art Kiasma 2003, Moscow, Russia
  • EAST International, curated by Toby Webster and Eva Rothschild, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK (exh. cat.)
  • Civilia, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
  • Creek, Cell Project Space, London, UK


  • Toby Ziegler, Christopher Landoni & Oliver Michaels, King of Norway’s House, London, UK Hypnotising Chickens, curated by Cedar Lewisohn, One in the Other, London, UK


  • Sages, Scientists and Madmen, One in the Other, London, UK

Selected Public Collections


  • Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania


  • François Pinault Collection, Paris
  • Kadist Art Foundation, Paris


  • Stavanger Kunstmuseum MUST, Stavanger


  • Arad Collection, London Arts Council of England
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham British Airways Collection, London
  • Contemporary Arts Society, London
  • James Moores Collection, Liverpool
  • The British Council
  • The New Art Gallery, Walsall
  • The Saatchi Gallery, London
  • Tate Gallery, London
  • The Zabludowicz Collection, London


  • Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas
  • Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill
  • The West Collection, S.E.I, Philadelphia