Shannon Bool

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(b. 1972, Canada)

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany



2004          Staedelschule, Frankfurt

2001           Cooper Union, New York

2001          Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver

1996           BA, with Distinction, in English Literature at the University of Victoria




Shannon Bool, Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, Canada (forthcoming)


Peles Empire, Berlin


The Eastern Carpet in the Western World Revisited, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada


Crooked Room, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

Lived Bodies, Galerie Kadel Wellborn, Karlsruhe, Germany

Flight of the Medici Mamluk & Michelangelo’s Place, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, Pavillon Social, Lucca, Italy


The Fourth Wall Through the Third Eye, Galerie Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf, Germany

Walk Like an Etruscan, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Patterns of Emancipation, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

From the Kingis Quair, Galerie Kadel Willborn, Karlsruhe, Germany


The Inverted Harem ll, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

The Dissociations, Peles Empire, London, U.K.

Das Gitter, Peles Empire, Cluj, Romania


CRAC Alsace, Musee D’Art Moderne, Altkirch, France

The Inverted Harem, Gak-Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst Bremen, Germany


Major Arcana, Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe, Germany


RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, Australia


Samsa, Berlin, Germany


Art Statement, Art Basel 37, Switzerland

Elektra, Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe, Germany


Rohrstrasse 51, curated by Regina Barunke, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Studio Giovanna Sarti, Frankfurt, Germany


Let My Vinyl Lick Your Finger (with Dani Gal), Pavillion am main,

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Waxing the Sublime, Schnittraum, Koln, Germany

It Takes a year To Make a Day, Galerie Iris Kadel, and Karlsruhe, Germany


Fresh and Upcoming, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany


Wet Buildings (with Edwin Schaeffer), Fahrradhalle Offenbach, Germany




Der Komfort-Kuppel-Komplex, Lothringer 13, Munich


NGC Canadian Biennial
, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Portikus XXX (solo presentation in Frankfurt Cathedral), Dom St. Bartholomäus, Frankfurt

I AM A PROBLEM, MMK Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Peles Empire, Berlin

Dreamers Awake, White Cube, London

Mentally Yellow (High Noon): The KiCo Collection, Kunstmuseum, Bonn

Nasty, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto


[email protected] Recklinghausen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany

La Biennale de Montréal, Montréal

Dream States, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

How to Charm, Qbox Gallery, Athens

Exhibition by 31 Women, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt

Trusses, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo

Informative Rooms-The Interior as Portrait, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany


Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Pillar Hugger: The Asger Jorn Session, Or Gallery, Berlin


Boom She Boom: Works from the MMK2 collection, MMK2 Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

Re-Discovery, Autocenter Space for Contemporary Art Berlin, Berlin

Trans-Gressions, Philaria e.v., Düsseldorf

Berlinisches Galerie, Berlin

Kreuzberger Pavillion, Berlin

The Klöntal Triennale, Klöntal, Switzerland


Soft Pictures, curated by Irene Calderoni, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaugengo, Turin, Italy

Sunbeams, Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada       

Süden, DB Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany

Painting Forever!, KW, Berlin, Germany

Wer zurück bleibt, wird zurück gelassen – Tour, Kunstverein St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

Girls Can Tell, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany

Screen and Decor, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada

Das Muster, das verbindet, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany

Villa Romana 1905-2013, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany


Made in Germany Zwei, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

Living with Art, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany

Unheimlisches Heim, Uncanny Home, Òheimilislegur, Corridor,

Reykjavik, Iceland

Artists Against Aids Auction, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany


Saint Helen, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

The Joy of Pleasure, (curated by Monika Szewczyk and Dieter Roelstraete) VeneklasenWerner, Berlin, Germany

From Anna Blume: revisiting collage in the 21st Century, Auto center, Berlin, Germany

Ironic. Die Feinsinnige Ironie Der Kunst, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany

Pour Vous les Trois Saisons, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany

Science Fiction 15, Or Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Holy Shit (Yelled John Upon Noticing the Delicate Colours of the Sunset, PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany

New Frankfurt International, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany

A Thing is a Thing in a Whole, Which It’s Not, Temporary gallery, Cologne, Koln, Germany

Something left Undone, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland


7×14, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany

Tactical Support, Curator’s Choice, Gallery Tracy Williams, New York, (curated by Anthony Hubirman), U.S.A.

“Rock Opera” CACP Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France

Was Sonst Soll Ich Lieben, Wenn Nicht Das Ratsel?,  Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Germany

Speculations on the End of Interieur, Vera Cortes Art Agency,Lisbon, Portugal

You Always, Always, Always Do That. Yes. You Say That All The Time,

Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe, Germany


Zidanes Melancholie, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany

Legend, Departmental Domain Chamarande, France

Diskurs Im Gruenen-Stipendiaten Kuenstlerstaette Schloss Bleckede,

Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany

The Golden Record, Collective Gallery, Edingburgh, Scotland

Halle Fur Kunst, Luneburg, Germany

SPHINXX, Modern Art, London, U.K.


STUFF, International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, U.S.A.

Rock Paper Scissors, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany

No Room For The Groom-An Exhibition with Douglas Sirk, Herald St., London, U.K.

Wandauftrag-Kunstler aus BerlinII, Erholungshaus Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany

Drawing on Sculpture: Graphic Interventions on the Photographic Surface, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, U.K.

The New Domestic Landscape (Curated by Caroline Nathisius), Kjubh Cologne, Germany


Cooling Out-On the Paradox of Feminism, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland

Make Your Move, Projects Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Spiralen der Erinnerung, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany

Carbonic Anhydride, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Tauschgeschaeft, Galerie Eva Winkler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Liquid Soft Lightning Touch, Doggerfisher Gallery, Edinburgh, Germany

Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Jubliaumsausstellung, Deutsche Guggeneim, Berlin, Germany

Academy Remix, Portikus, Frankfurt am main, Germany


Gravenhurst Contemporary Art Center, U.K.

The Savoy, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Studio, Karin Guenther, Nina Borgmann Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Genealogies of Glamour, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany


Heute, Hessisches Ministerium fur Kunst und Wissenschaften, Wiesbaden, Germany




Schwendener, Martha, “Review: Metropolitan Museum Looks at Photos That May Last,” The New York Times, December 31

MacArthur, Catherine, “Histories of Art at Daniel Faria Gallery,” Artoronto, March 15


Balzer, David, “Shannon Bool Weaves Ancient and Contemporary in Toronto,” Canadian Art, October 16

Schechter, Fran, “Decor vs digital: Show probes creation in a new age,” Now Toronto, July 11

Angel, Sara, “Surface Matters: Shannon Bool and Contemporary Ornament,” Canadian Art, August 9


Goodden, Sky, “The Strange Case of Shannon Bool,”Artinfo Canada, August 2


Büsing, Nicole & Heiko Klaas, “Plappern beim Sex: Wie Shannon Bool in Bremen einen Harem aufbaute,” Monopol, no 2


“Canadian Artist Shannon Bool’s Most Important Sources of Inspiration at Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst,” Artdaily

Frankfurter Kunstverein, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, “New Frankfurt Internationals: Stories and Stages,” p 96-99


7 x 14, exhibition catalogue, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany


Heather, Rosemary, “Ornament as Content: an interview with Shannon Bool,” C Magazine, 92, Winter


Reindl, Uta M, “Shannon Bool,” Artist Kunstmagazin, no 68

Heid, Klaus, “Shannon Bool – Im Sog der kulturellen Subtexte,” Regioartline Kunstmagazin, no 6/7


Müller, Vanessa Joan, “Watchlist: Shannon Bool,” Monopol, no 6

Dexter, Emma, Vitamin D,  Phaidon Press, New York


Holert, Tom & Heike Munder, Genealogies of Glamour, Migros Museum for Contemporary Art, Odermatt

Becker, Lutz & Sabine Oelze, “Shannon Bool,” Köln

Kröner, Magdalena, “Die blaue Blume haut ins Auge,” Die Tageszeitung, April 27

Abs, Peter & Oliver Tepel, “Hallo Waende,” Spex, April

Reindl, Uta M, “Eitle Frauen und attraktive Anti-Helden,” Kölner Stadtanzeiger, no 69

Freundenburger, Anette, “Andrea Raeume,” Cologne City Review, February




Villa Romana Artist Residency, Florence, Italy


School of Art-RMIT University, Artist in Residency, Melbourne, Australia


Kunstfonds Bonn, Germany


SchloB Bleckede, Germany


Award for Graduates Staedelschule Frankfurt, Germany


Ernst and Young prize, Staedelschule Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurter Kunstlerhilfe Stipendium, Germany



Banque nationale du Canada, Montreal

Berlinische Galerie Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Berlin

Bundeskunstsammlung Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Fondazione Sandretto, Torino

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

MMK – Museum für Modern Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Saatchi Collection, London

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München, Munich