Margaret Salmon




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


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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013Pyramid, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2011Margaret 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
2010Afternoons have to do with the World, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2008Projects in Art & Theory, Cologne, Germany
The Moon is Down, STORE, London, UK
Art Statements, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2007Margaret Salmon, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Margaret Salmon, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
2006Ramapo Central, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014Videogud, Smedjebacken, Sweden
Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK (forthcoming)
Total Art: Contemporary Video, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA (forthcoming)
Co-commission with Animate Projects, Peer, London, UK (forthcoming)
2013Salon Der Hoffnung, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
1966-79, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France
Filmprogramm Minutes (1): Constructedness of the real, Kunstverein Nurnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Exposition Collective (curated by Laurent Montaron), Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France
Paint it Black, Le Plateau, Paris, France
2012The Human Board (curated by Michel François), Centre Photographique d'Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault, France
Coup Double, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
2011Les 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
2010Berlin 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
2009Return 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)
2008Rooms 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
2007La 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
2006Archepology, Bureau Gallery, Manchester, UK
Printemps de septembre,Fondation Espace Ecureuil, Toulouse, France
2005The Mind is A Horse (Part 2), Bloomberg Space, London, UK
2004New Contemporaries, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Stalker, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, USA
2003Summer 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
2002Beck’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

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


2007The Vincent 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, longlist
2006Le 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
20022nd Prize, Beck’s Futures Student Film and Video Award, I.C.A., London, UK
2000John Kobal Photographic Awards Exhibition, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Selected Press and Publications

2011Isla Leaver-Yap , 'Images from Life', Spike Art Quarterly, 27
2011Gail Prentice, 'Margaret Salmon: Company', Art Monthly, May 2011
2008Gabriel Coxhead, ‘The Moon is Down’, Time Out London, September 10
Bettina Brunner, ‘Margaret Salmon’, Frieze, Issue 119
2007André Bazin; Raymond Carver; Zoë Gray; Nicolaus Schafhausen; Bina von Stauffenberg, 'Margaret Salmon', WdW Publishers, Rotterdam, 'You Have Not Been Honest. Contemporary Film and Video from the UK', (cat.)The British Council, London
Christiane Hitzemann, "(extern)'Margaret Salmon / Max Mara Art Prize for Women', Style & The Family Tunes, December 6
'Portraits in Time, The Films of Margaret Salmon', Publ. by Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (Essay by Bina von Stauffenberg)
Anonymous, 'MaxMara prize for women', a-n Magazine, March, p.20
Sarah Crompton, 'MaxMara’s drive to put art at the heart of society', The Daily Telegraph, January 6
Laura Gascoigne, 'Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman', The Times, January 23
Nick Hackworth, 'Out of the Ordinary'", The Evening Standard, February 1
Rebecca Rose, 'A lullaby with resonance', The Financial Times, January 29
Margaret Salmon, 'Margaret Salmon’s best shot', The Guardian G2, February 7
Helen Sumpter, 'Review & Critic’s Pick', TimeOut London, January 31
Lisha Lilia Diu, 'Stella Loves', Stella, January 21
2006'Printemps de septembre – Volume 3: Lignes Brisées/Broken Lines', Les presses du réel, Toulouse
Anonymous, 'MaxMara Art Prize', Shattered Magazine, June, pp. 109-112
Anonymous, 'Film-maker first to win art prize', The Scotsman, January 26
Samantha Conti, 'Mothering Instinct', W Magazine, December, p.126
Brian Dooks, 'Mum’s the word for prize artist', Yorkshire Post, January 28
Andrew Dickson, 'Film-maker wins MaxMara Art Prize for Women', The Guardian, January 26
Sarah Kent, 'The art profile: Margaret Salmon', TimeOut London, February 15-22, p.36
Tom Teodorczuk, 'Film-maker wins women’s art prize', The Evening Standard, January 26
Iwona Blazwick, 'Unfathomable, repellent, delightful'Guardian
2005Lauren Cochrane, 'Artistic Endeavour', British Vogue, December 2005, p.82
Tom Morton, 'Celluloid portraits; time tears and suburbs; discord and repetition – Margaret Salmon', Frieze, Issue 90, April, p.96
Alice O’Keeffe, 'The new art, young, gifted, female', The Observer, October 23

Radio and Television

2006Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4, January 27
The Culture Show, BBC 2 Television, January 26
Arts Extra, BBC Radio Northern Ireland, January 26
Television News, BBC London Television, January 26


26.05 – 21.06.2013


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



Margaret Salmon in Videogud, Smedjebacken, Sweden, 25 April 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 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