Galerie Fons Welters - Amsterdam

Juliette Blightman


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Born 1980, United Kingdom
Lives and works in Farnham (UK)

The relationship between art and life is essential in Juliette Blightman’s practice, which is based on observations and impressions of her everyday life. With different media such as photography, drawing, painting, video, performance and text Blightman creates a continuous stream of images as from a diary, capturing moments of her family life, friends, parties, travels, exhibitions and more. Blightman involves the viewer in her daily life while reflecting on the self, amidst the backdrop of broader world events. Exploring a combination of voyeurism with a sense of melancholy, her work pushes the boundary between private moments and shared intimacy. 

Blightman’s work is part of the collection of Museum Ludwig, Cologne (DE) and Arts Council England collections.

Solo/duo exhibitions include: Vleeshal (NL, 2021), Kölnischer Kunstverein (DE, 2020), Western Front, Vancouver (CA, 2018), Kunsthalle Bern (CH, 2016), South London Gallery (UK, 2016), Badischer Kunstverein (DE, 2015).


2007 MA Fine Art, Central St Martins, London
2003 BA Hons Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
2000 BTEC, Foundation Art & Design, UCA, Farnham

Solo exhibitions

Aaaahhh!, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL

Feux d’artifice / Burnout, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, FR

Baby, You are a Firework, O-Town House, Los Angeles, US

‘The Vleeshal Opera’, Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL (duo with Dorothy Iannone)

‘The Köln Concert. Juliette Blightman & Dorothy Iannone’, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
A Carpet for Your Somersaults, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL

Femme Maison, Felix Gaudlitz, Vienna, AT
This Ones For You, Maureen Paley (Condo London hosting Felix Gaudlitz), London, UK

ReLAtions, O-TOWN HOUSE, Los Angeles, USA
Juliette Blightman/Ellie Epp, Western Front, Vancouver, CA

Loved an Image, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL

Juliette Blightman, Kunsthalle Bern, CH
Portraits and Repetition, South London Gallery, London, UK
Juliette Blightman/Josef Kramhöller, JAZZ BAR, Munich, DE
Presentation – Young Acquisitions for Museum Ludwig, Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst at Art Cologne, Cologne, DE

When will you come, invited by Freudenberger, Vienna, AT
Distant Intimacies, Pied-à-terre, San Francisco, USA
Juliette Blightman/Ellie Epp, ‘holding one’s own in an unfinished system’, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE
Come inside, bitte, Eden Eden, Berlin, DE
Eden Eden Eden, Karma International, Los Angeles, USA

Juliette Blightman/Gerry Bibby, Kunsthaus Bregenz, CH

The World is full without you, 4D, Berlin, DE
I hope one day soon you’ll come and visit me here, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, DE
A Year With No Head, International Project Space Bournville, Birmingham, UK

Paradise Lost, Dirk Bell/Juliette Blightman, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
While I was telling my story, I noticed that a silence fell on the table, Liste 15, Basel, CH
The day grew dark, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, DE
The day grew darker still, Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE
An hour, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, USA

Mirrors would do well to reflect more before sending back images, Hotel, London, UK

So much better than last year, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, DE
Do you like the Ice Cream man?, nine things gallery, Frankfurt, De

At midnight, which is 1am, although it is midnight again, Michael Lett, Auckland, AU
As a period in which nothing happens, Whitechapel Project Space, London, UK

Group exhibitions

Time Frame, Museion, Bolzano, IT

Call me, galeriepcp, Paris, FR

The Botanical Revolution, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
Pathalogically Social, O-Town House, Los Angeles, US
Maskulinitäten. Eine Kooperation des Bonner Kunstvereins, Kölnischen Kunstvereins und des Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf – Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany, DE
Familienbande. Die Schenkung Schröder, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE
City Prince/sses, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Realism with a Bow, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE

The Line Up: The Power of Drawing, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
Nothing is Permanent, Manifesta In House Exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
Oh that I had a thousand tongues, Cultural Foundation of Tinos, Tinos, GR
Paradise is Now. Palm Trees in Art, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, DE

Zur Rebschänke, Weiss Falk, Basel, CH
Made in Germany Drei, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, DE
Hütti, Ludlow 38, New York, USA
Der Verdienst. 2014 – 2017, Oracle, Berlin, DE
Fleming Faloon, Office Baroque, Brussels, BE
Year Of The Monkey, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Rome, IT

A Month of Sundays, Taylor Macklin, Zurich, CH
The Tale That All But Shapes Itself, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
As if in a foreign country, Galerie nächst St.Stephen Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, AT
A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Pierre Guyotat, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, FR

2035, Forde, Geneva, CH
Transparenzen, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, DE
Transparenzen, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE
Tina, Spike, Berlin, DE
Quattro Stagioni, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, DE
‘The Cipher and the Frame’, Cubitt, London, UK
Impossible Love, curated by Vincent Honoré, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna, AT

@ the shrink, curated by Simon Dybbroe Møller, Shanaynay, Paris, FR
Who Are Who, curated by Tenzing Barshee, Studio for Propositional Cinema, Düsseldorf, DE
The Library Vaccine, Artists Space, New York, USA
Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, NO
The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
Interior, Modern Art, London, UK
…Revelry, Kunsthalle Bern, CH
The Registry of Promise: The Promise of Multiple Temporalities, Parc St. Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, FR

All those, too, who are sustained by the alternative hopes, The Handler of Gravity, Essex St, New York, USA
Interiors, Lulu, Mexico City, MX
Girls Can Tell, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, DE
Kappen, HardHat, Geneva, CH
Drawing Biennal 2013, Drawing Room, London, UK
Les Aventures d’Arthur, Odile et Franz, CNEAI, Chatou, FR
In Form Express and Admirable (in a sense lying, in a sense not), Camberwell Space, London, UK
I am an object who knows himself to be seen, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
‘Orpheus Twice’, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Shortcuts & Digressions, Norwich Castle, Norwich, UK

The New Public, Museion of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano. IT
From A to B, CCA AndratX, Andratx, ES
The Big Inexplicable Paravent Illusion (PT.1), Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin, DE

Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, CH
Histoires de votre vie, Office Baroque, Antwerp, BE
Based in Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE
How to Work, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH
How To Work (more for) less, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH
British Art Show 7 – In the days of the comet, Hayward Gallery, touring various venues across the UK
At least you haven’t changed, Hotel gallery London

Paradise Lost, Dirk Bell/Juliette Blightman, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, DE
One Fine Morning in May, GAK Bremen, DE
Under One Umbrella, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, NO
This World is Not My Home, Galerie Zero , Milan, IT

The House of Wonder, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin, DE
Mixed Double: Juliette Blightman and Kirsten Pieroth, Silberkuppe, Berlin, DE
7 x 14 Silberkuppe in Kur, Silberkuppe at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE

Parade, Parade, London, UK
Schlafen gut, film program by Starship Magazine, various venues in Vienna, Paris, Zürich, New York and Berlin
Bartenstein, Schloss Bartenstein, Schrozberg, DE
Badcamp 888, Badstr 66, Berlin, DE
Nought to Sixty, ICA, London, UK
Think Again, Rachmaninoff, London, UK
Trypanosome Juliette Blightman and Margarita Bofiliou, k44, Athens, GR
Worpswelten, Kunstverein Göttingen, DE
Martin Kausche Ateliers, Worpswede, De
More love now, Basso, Berlin, DE

No Room for the Groom, Herald St, London, UK
We stopped in the Colonnade, Hotel Gallery London, UK
Xerox Teens, with Anthony Silvester, Music Video
This is the Love of These, Magazin4, Bregenz, AT
What Is It?, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK

Cabin Baggage, Satellites, Tanya Bonakdar, New York, USA
Direct Currency Exchange, artLedge, Chicago, USA
Magazine, ESW, Edinburgh, UK
The Glass Bead Game, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin, DE
Another Product, The Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
Either taking it out or putting it in, White Cubicle, George and Dragon Public House, London, UK
Hotel Art Series, Carlton, Munich, Locanda Ca’ Foscari, Venice, East Side City Hotel, Berlin

All the properties of a thing, Stable, London, UK
Istanbul Airport Project with Sebastian Craig, Istanbul, TR
BYO Resource, i-cabin, London, UK

MooFest, curated concert with Xerox Teens and Independent Yellow Hoover, Athens, GR

Tart’s Eggs, Old Nylon Space, London, UK


Sleep Club, with Anthony Silvester, Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL

Another Map to Nevada Copenhagen, organised by The Performance Agency, Copenhagen, DK

Year of the Rat, page not found, The Hague, NL

Say Something Back. An event exploring feminist artistic research, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Year of the Cock, Between Bridges, Berlin, DE

Now, Soon, Wait, Per4m, Artissima ArtFair, Turin, IT
Nightshift, Schinkel Pavilion (invited by Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff), Berlin, DE

Nightshift, Forde, Geneva, CH
Push Comes to Love, with Heatsick, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, DE
Push Comes to Love, Paris Internationale, Paris, FR

Reading by Juliette Blightman with contributions by Pablo Larios, Pippin Wigglesworth-Weider, Skye Chamberlain, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
Spills, Juliette Blightman/Yael Salomonowitz, New Theatre, Berlin, DE
Units of Attention, Juliette Blightman/Robin Watkins, Flattime House, London, UK
Blow Job, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, AT

Between Acts, an evening of Performances, David Roberts Foundation, London, UK
Autumn/Winter Collection 2013, Elaine, Basel, CH

After all nothing changes but the weather – time after time after time, part of: Bitte Danke, a project by Dirk Bell, Pavillon der Volksbühne, Berlin, DE
Inside and outside cannot simply be separated (The Kreutzer Sonata), Loos, Beethoven and Tolstoy, no readmittance series, performative lecture, Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, DE

Death Dies, Performance with Anthony Silvester, Thinking Through Cinema (Lux), Tramway, Glasgow, UK
If I had two heads, no readmittance series, performative lecture, Based in Berlin, DE Monbijou Park, Berlin
Es gibt Stille un Stille, performative lecture, PINothek Atelier Munich, DE
We Love You, no readmittance series, performative lecture, British Art Show, St Paul’s Pavilion, London, UK

Death Dies (Christmas Version), performance with Anthony Silvester, Hotel, London, UK
Death Dies, performance with Anthony Silvester, Thinking Through Cinema (Lux), Artissima 7, Turin, IT
The day grew dark, no readmittance series, featuring Josef Strau, Chantal Akerman, Axel J Wieder and New Order, performative lecture, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, DE
The day grew darker still, no readmittance series, Lecture Room, performative lecture, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IR

Broken English, no readmittance series, performative lecture, Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, DE
I can hear the grass grow, no readmittance series, performative lecture, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, DE
The future event cannot be focussed, no readmittance series, performative lecture, Hotel, London, UK
Songs without words, no readmittance series, performative lecture, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Lieber den Spatz in der Hand, als die Taube auf dem Dach, DJ Set, 1h, Worpswede goes Poodle, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg, DE