Idris Kahn (b. 1978, Birmingham) lives and works in London. Graduated from BTEC National Diploma Foundation in Art and Design at Walsall College of Art and Technology, Walsall (1998); BA Photography at The University of Derby (2000); and MFA at Royal College of Art, London (2004). Select awards include the Tom Gower Award, The British Institute of Photography (2002); the Fragile Permanent Public Art Commision, Howick Place, London (2008); and OBE for Services to Art (2017). Khan was invited to lecture at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, as part of the Cooper Conversation Series Artist Lecture (2010); he was elected Academy Member and Judge for the World Photography Awards, Cannes (2010); and Judge for the Google World Photography Awards (2009). Select solo exhibitions include Absorbing Light, Victoria Miro, London (2017); A World Within, The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2017); Seven Times, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin (2017); Idris Khan, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Manchester (2016); Overture, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (2015); Conflicting Lines, Victoria Miro Gallery, London (2015); and Set design collaboration with Wayne McGregor, Zürich Opernhaus, Zürich (2014). Select group exhibitions include THE MATTER IN HARMONY, Thomas Schulte Galerie, Berlin (2018); Actions. The Image of the World can be Different., Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2018); Summer Exhibition 2018, Royal Academy of Art, London (2018); Armory Show, Galerie Thomas Schulte, New York (2017); From Selfie to Self-Expression, Saatchi Gallery, London (2017); Memory of the Future, Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne (2016); and In and Out of Time, Galerie Isa, Mumbai (2015). His works are held in private and public collections including the Arts Council Collection, London; The British Museum, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The de Young Museum, San Francisco; LACMA, Los Angeles; Musée National des Beaux Arts, Québec; The National Gallery of Art, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Saatchi Gallery, London; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Last updated: 14.02.2019