Margaret Salmon

Born 1975, New York, USA. Lives and works in Kent, London and New York.


2003 MA, Fine Art (Photography), The Royal College of Art, London, UK
1998 BFA (Photography), The School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Silent Cinema, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
2014 Oyster, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Pyramid, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2011 Margaret Salmon: Company (curated by Susanne Stich), Void Contemporary Art Gallery, Derry, UK
Margaret Salmon, Artists Film Survey, ICA, London, UK
Margaret Salmon (curated by Dominic Molon), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USA
2010 Afternoons have to do with the World, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2008 Projects in Art & Theory, Cologne, Germany
The Moon is Down, STORE, London, UK
Art Statements, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2007 Margaret Salmon, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Margaret Salmon, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
2006 Ramapo Central, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Station to Station, Barbican, London, UK (forthcoming)
2014 Attention Economy, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Videogud, Smedjebacken, Sweden
Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK
Total Art: Contemporary Video, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA
Out of Site: Co-commission with Animate Projects, Peer, London, UK
2013 Salon Der Hoffnung, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
1966-79, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France
Filmprogramm Minutes (1): Constructedness of the real, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Exposition Collective (curated by Laurent Montaron), Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France
Paint it Black, Le Plateau, Paris, France
2012 The Human Board (curated by Michel François), Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault, France
Coup Double, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
2011 Les Marques Aveugles (curated by Katya Garcia-Anton and Emilie Bujes), Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland
Past Desire (curated by Jürgen Tabor), Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Livret III (curated by Magalie Meunier of Irma Vep Club) Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
38 reasons why we still need Superman (curated by Tim Crowley), UCCA, Beijing, China (24 month event in different locations)
Spectrums of Light (curated by Regina Barunke), Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Now Showing 2, New Film and Video from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
The Art of Narration changes with Time (curated by Gigiotto del Vecchio), Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
Margaret Salmon (curated by Dominic Molon), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USA
Elastic Frames (curated by Corin Sworn), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
2010 Berlin Biennale (curated by Kathrin Rhomberg), Berlin, Germany
AbbaraCadabra (curated by Döne Otyam), Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey
Silver & Salt, The Sculpture Center/Anthology Film Archive, New York, USA
2009 Return to Form, STORE, London, UK
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Chan, Gilbert and George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Jeff Koons, Bertrand Lavier, Christian Marclay, Richard Prince and Wolfgang Tillmans)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds, UK (UK Arts Council Show)
2008 Rooms Look Back, Rosa Barba, Ursula Mayer, Margaret Salmon, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Intimacy, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia
Kunstverein Fur Die Rheinlande und Westfaalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Faces, GB Agency, Paris, France
2007 La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
You have not been honest: Contemporary film and video from the UK, Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy
…what will be told of today tomorrow: KolnShow2, European Kunsthalle and Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Raw, Irma Vep Lab, Chatillon sur Marne, France
2006 Archepology, Bureau Gallery, Manchester, UK
Printemps de septembre,Fondation Espace Ecureuil, Toulouse, France
2005 The Mind is A Horse (Part 2), Bloomberg Space, London, UK
2004 New Contemporaries, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Stalker, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, USA
2003 Summer Works, Alice Austin House Museum, Staten Island, New York, USA
Video Screening, Galerie Der Stadt Schwaz, Vienna, Austria
Fair Play Video Festival, Play Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin, Germany
Video Screening 04, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Photography for people, for us, Wallspace, New York, USA
Urban and Suburban Stories, V.T.O., London, UK
2002 Beck’s Futures Student Film & Video Award Exhibition, I.C.A., London, UK
Holiday Shopping, Wallspace, New York, USA
Montebello Road, Wallspace, New York, USA
BIG Magazine’s New Jersey Issue, Bronwyn Keenan, New York, USA
Sledge, The Jam Factory, London, UK

Film Festivals

2011 Sheffield Fringe, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, UK
Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium
Belfast Film Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2010 Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, Injerto Program, Mexico City, Mexico
New British Film Festival, Moscow, Russia
2007 Depiction, perversion, repulsion, obsession, subversion, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, & the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2003 Portobello Film Festival, Westbourne Studios, London, UK


2007 The Vincent 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, longlist
2006 Le Prix Giles Dusein, Paris, France
MaxMara Women’s Art Prize, in association with the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
American Academy in Rome, Artist Residency, Rome, Italy
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Artist Residency, Biella, Italy
2002 2nd Prize, Beck’s Futures Student Film and Video Award, I.C.A., London, UK
2000 John Kobal Photographic Awards Exhibition, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Margaret Salmon

Artist publication, 2014

Oyster is a B&W double sided flip book/ kineograph. When the pages are flipped one can view just over a second of footage. One side is a natural study of the native oyster in it's habitat and the other an instructional display of oyster shucking. The book is signed and editioned on the inside final page by Margaret Salmon and is sold in a limited edition of 500.

Price: 25 Euro + shipping

Margaret Salmon
Margaret Salmon

Published by Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 2007

Source book published on the occasion of the exhibition Margaret Salmon at Witte de With, 20 May to 19 August 2007. The book features an essay by Bina von Stauffenberg and an interview with Margaret Salmon by Zoë Gray.

Dimensions: 193 × 124 × 8 mm
Pages: 79
Price: 10 Euro + shipping


Margaret Salmon in Station to Station, Barbican, London, UK
26 June – 27 July 2015

Screening of Housework by Margaret Salmon as part of An Antropomorphic Display at The Borough Road Gallery, London, UK
2 July 2015 7-8pm

Silent Cinema, Margaret Salmon at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 3 February - 1 March 2015

Screening of Short Films by Margaret Salmon at Union Theatre, Milwaukee, USA, 17 February 2015

Screening of Pyramid by Margaret Salmon at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 25 january

Margaret Salmon screening and Q&A at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 15 January 2015

Screening of Oyster by Margaret Salmon at Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, 13 January 2015

Margaret Salmon in Total Art: Contemporary Video, at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA, 6 June - 12 October 2014

Presentation of Flip-book Workshop by Margaret Salmon at Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK, 14 June 2014

Screening of Oyster by Margaret Salmon at The Sea Cadets Hall, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK, 14 June 2014

Margaret Salmon in Attention Economy at Kunsthalle Wien, 16 May - 9 June 2014

Margaret Salmon in Total Art: Contemporary Video, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA, June 6 – 12 October 2014

Margaret Salmon in Videogud, Smedjebacken, Sweden, 25 April 2014

Margaret Salmon in Out of Site at Peer, London, UK, 16 January - 8 March 2014

Margaret Salmon in Assembly: For People at Tate Britain, London, UK, 25 November 2013

Screening of Gibraltar by Margaret Salmon during the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-17 November 2013

Screening of Gibraltar by Margaret Salmon during the London Film Festival, London, UK, 15-18 October 2013

Screening of Gibraltar by Margaret Salmon during Nuit Blanche Paris at le Barraçao, 5 October 2013

Margaret Salmon in 1966-79 at Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France, 23 May - 11 August 2013

Margaret Salmon in Paint it Black at Le Plateau, Paris, France, 14 March -12 May 2013

Margaret Salmon in Filmprogramm Minutes (1): Constructedness of the real at Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany, 30 April 2013

Margaret Salmon, 'Bolex', Spike Art Quarterly, Spring 2012

Isla Leaver-Yap, 'Images from Life', Spike Art Quarterly, Spring 2011

Gail Prentice, 'Margaret Salmon: Company', Art Monthly, May 2011

Bettina Brunner, ‘Margaret Salmon’, Frieze, November/December 2008

Christiane Hitzemann, 'Margaret Salmon / Max Mara Art Prize for Women', Style & The Family Tunes, 6 December 2007

Keely Griffiths, 'Margaret Salmon: Understanding Relationships', Aesthetica, 1 June 2007

Nick Hackworth, 'Out of the Ordinary', The Evening Standard, 1 February 2007

Rebecca Rose, 'A lullaby with resonance', The Financial Times, 29 January 2007

Iwona Blazwick, 'Unfathomable, repellent, delightful', Guardian

Lisha Lilia Diu, 'Stella Loves', Stella, 21 January 2007

Tom Morton, 'Celluloid portraits; time tears and suburbs; discord and repetition – Margaret Salmon', Frieze, April 2005