Anthony McCall (b. St Paul’s Cray, 1946) lives and works in Manhattan. Occupying a space between sculpture, cinema and drawing, his work’s historical importance has been recognized in such exhibitions as “Into the Light: the Projected Image in American Art 1964-77,” Whitney Museum of American Art (2001-2); “The Expanded Screen: Actions and Installations of the Sixties and Seventies,” Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (2003-4); “The Expanded Eye,” Kunsthaus Zurich (2006); “Beyond Cinema: the Art of Projection,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2006-7); “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Projected Image,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC (2008); and “On Line,” Museum of Modern Art (2010-11).

In the past year he has mounted solo exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield, Pioneer Works, and Sean Kelly Gallery.

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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland, 2019

Selected Solo Exhibitions

The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK, 2018. Solid Light Works. 

Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, 2018. Solid Light Works.

QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia, 2016. Crossing [It’s a World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift].

Fundacio Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain, 2016. Solid Light, Performance and Public Works.

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano, Switzerland, 2015-16. Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works.

Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam, 2014. Anthony McCall: Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971-2014).

Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 2013.  Solid-Light Works.

Tate Tanks, London, 2012. Anthony McCall: The Complete Cone Films.

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2012. Anthony McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture.

Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London, 2011. Vertical Works.

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2009. Nu/Now: Anthony McCall.

Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2009. Anthony McCall: Breath [The Vertical Works].

Serpentine Gallery, London, 2007–2008. Anthony McCall.

Peer / Round Chapel, London, 2006. Between You and I.

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2005. Line Describing a Cone.

Tate, London, 2004. Long Film for Four Projectors.

Mead Gallery, Warwick Art Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, England, 2004. Anthony McCall: Film Installations. 

Centre Pompidou / La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, 2004. Anthony McCall: Films de Lumière Solide.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2016-17. Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016.

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, 2015. The Event Sculpture.

Fundação Serralves, Porto, Portugual, 2011. Off the Wall. Curated by Chrissie Iles.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010-11. On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century.

Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2008. The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image.

Kunsthaus Zürich, 2006. The Expanded Eye.

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2006–2007. Projections: Beyond Cinematic Space.

ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2005–2006. Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht.  

Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV), Dortmund, Germany, 2004. Expanded Cinema: Film as Spectacle, Event and Performance.

Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK), Vienna, 2003–2004. X-Screen: The Expanded Screen: Actions and Installations of the Sixties and Seventies.

Tate Modern, London, 2002. Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Film-Makers’ Cooperative & British Avant-Garde Film 1966–76.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2000. The American Century: Art & Culture 1900–2000, Part II, 1950–2000.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2001–2002. Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1964–1977. Traveled to: The Cleveland Museum, 2002; and Fundacão Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, 2004–2005.


Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Sprueth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles

Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris

Luciano Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo 

Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Anthony McCall at Sean Kelly Gallery with his work  Split Second (Mirror) , New York, 2019. Photograph by Dan Bradica.

Anthony McCall at Sean Kelly Gallery with his work Split Second (Mirror), New York, 2019. Photograph by Dan Bradica.