Past

 
  • Baltic Flour Mills c 1950

  • The Year of the Visual Artist, 1996.

    Bruce McLean

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  • Jenny Holzer Xenon Projections 2000.

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  • Anish Kapoor Taranatantara at the shell of the Baltic Flour Mills building

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  • Projection on the north Face wall to promote the opening of BALTIC.

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  • Queues on the opening night of BALTIC, July 2002.

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  • Jaume Plensa gongs as part of the B.OPEN exhibition.

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  • Queues on the opening weekend of BALTIC, July 2002.

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  • The Coal Coast exhibition. 2003

    KONTTINEN

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  • Antony Gormley Domain Field installation at BALTIC, 2003.

    Colin Davison

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  • BALTIC in summer 2002 in the opening week.

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  • Spencer Tunick NewcastleGateshead 2005

    Spencer Tunick

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  • Susan Hiller Witness at BALTIC, 2004

    Sarah Boutell

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  • Chris Burden bridges as part of the B.OPEN exhibition.

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  • Nancy Spero and Kikki Smith exhibition at BALTIC, 2003.

    Colin Davison

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  • Etienne Clement shot of BALTIC

    Etienne Clement

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  • kader Attia, 2007 at BALTIC.

    Colin Davison

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  • The exterior of BALTIC building. Summer 2006.

    Colin Davison

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  • Wang Du The Space Time Tunnel at BALTIC. 2006

    Colin Davison

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  • KIENHOLZ The Ozymandious Parade installation at BALTIC. 2005

    Colin Davison

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  • Jenny Holzer exhibtion at BALTIC. 2010.

    Colin Davison

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1 March 2014

Bruce McClure’s immersive 16mm projector performances use the phenomena of visual flicker and its sonic equivalents to create an experience of ecstatic reverie. Entry is every hour on the hour.

29 November 2013 - 23 February 2014

All-in-One is the first major survey exhibition of German artist Thomas Bayrle, a pioneer of Pop, seriality and Media Art. This exhibition, organised by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, spans the artist’s entire career, from his first painted kinetic machines to his most recent engine installations.

22 November 2013 - 2 March 2014

Since 2008, Tykkä has been completing a trilogy of films: Victoria 2008, Airs Above the Ground 2010 and, most recently, Giant 2013, which has been co-commissioned by BALTIC.

15 November 2013 - 30 March 2014

OPEN UNTIL 30 MAR
A collaboration between Sara Barker and Ryder Architecture to produce an ambitious new sculptural work for BALTIC’s remodelled Level 2 gallery.

25 October 2013 - 17 November 2013

In partnership with Northern Film & Media and Channel 4, BALTIC co-commissioned ten new Random Acts films. Random Acts is a short-form daily arts strand on Channel 4, which launched in 2011. The ten films will be premiered in BALTIC’s Ground Floor gallery from 25 October.

26 July 2013 - 3 November 2013

This large-scale presentation of Thomas Scheibitz’s work retraces the conceptual and painterly development of his career with a particular focus on the human figure and the existence of form between figuration and abstraction. 

21 June 2013 - 13 October 2013

BALTIC presents an exhibition of new and recent work by Heather Phillipson (born London, 1978). Yes, surprising is existence in the post-vegetal cosmorama – consists of three videos within custom made environments in BALTIC’s Ground Floor Gallery.

22 March 2013 - 30 June 2013

Fabrice Hyber (born Luçon, France 1961) is one of the most inventive and influential artists of his generation. Hyber’s continually evolving work includes painting, drawing and installation and is developed from a principle of echoes, in which each work is made in response to another.

15 March 2013 - 30 June 2013

This large scale exhibition of David Maljkovic (Rijeka Croatia, 1973) will present an overview which spans from his early work up to the present day and includes the Scene for New Heritage trilogy. This epic series of films brought critical attention to the artist.

1 February 2013 - 28 July 2013

David Jablonowski's work which investigates the history and potential of communication in visual culture. His sculptures, films and installations explore cultural aesthetics, display systems and information transfer, from calligraphic manuscripts to TV advertising and the World Wide Web.

1 February 2013 - 2 June 2013

The work of Marcin Maciejowski (born Babice, Poland in 1974) re-presents everyday images of our time. Using those already in popular circulation as starting points - found photographs, movies, posters, newspaper illustrations - his paintings naturally inherit the social and political implications of their source material.

9 November 2012 - 17 February 2013

The Rinse Cycle is the first ever full-scale survey of Jim Shaw’s work internationally and will bring together more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings and videos from the last twenty-five years.

20 October 2012 - 11 November 2012

A new narrative installation resulting from Tris Vonna-Michell’s recent residency at Gibside, Gateshead as part of The Residents series in partnership with the National Trust.

5 October 2012 - 13 January 2013

The Encampment of Eternal Hope is a major new sculptural installation by Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich extending their enquiry into the role of art as an active agent for transformation in society. Taking apocalyptic predictions for 21 December 2012, the end date for the Mayan Calendar, as an imaginative catalyst, the project envisages a post-apocalyptic utopian community, a kind of ‘garden of earthly delights’. 

28 September 2012 - 6 January 2013

The first solo exhibition in the UK of Yugoslav-born Bojan Fajfrić includes the major recent work Theta Rhythm 2010. A film and installation, it examines the intersection between personal and collective memory. 

22 June 2012 - 14 October 2012

BALTIC presents SITE, Mark Wallinger's largest exhibition in the UK for over a decade. Wallinger will realise three major new commissions and give the UK premiere of his new film Construction Site 2011.

16 June 2012 - 14 October 2012

Co-commissioned by BALTIC as part of our pre-opening programme, we are delighted to present Janet Cardiff’s The Forty Part Motet which has delighted and moved audiences around the world over the last decade

18 May 2012 - 9 September 2012

Playful and often humorous, Richard Rigg’s sculptures manipulate everyday objects, asking us to view their physicality and function in a new light. Previously he has re-tuned a piano entirely to middle C and manipulated a meter ruler so that it formed a perfect circle.

1 March 2012 - 29 April 2012

On Kawara's One Million Years is an epic work of conceptual art. It speaks simply and directly about a subject that is relevant to us all: the passage and marking of time. Part of AV Festival. Book a slot to take part.

10 February 2012 - 20 May 2012

Andrea Zittel is most closely associated with the remarkable utopian structures she calls 'Wagon Stations' which explore what humans need for survival in different ways.

3 February 2012 - 27 May 2012

Elizabeth Price creates immersive video installations incorporating digital moving image, text and music. They draw upon existing archives of film, photography and physical collections of art to invent new, apocalyptic narratives.

11 November 2011 - 19 February 2012

Working with photography, video and drawing, Pakistani artist, Bani Abidi looks at manifestations of state power and resilience in civil society.

21 October 2011 - 8 January 2012

This year the Turner Prize is being organised by BALTIC. It is the first time the Prize has been presented outside of Tate in its 27 year history.

20 October 2011 - 15 January 2012

The UK premiere of a major collaborative installation between renowned American artists Mike Kelley and Michael Smith. 

25 June 2011 - 3 October 2011

Maurizio Anzeri's unusual working process brings together found photographs and embroidery including 1930/1940s portraits collected at flea markets, 

25 June 2011 - 30 October 2011

New York-based Mariah Robertson bridges photography, painting, film and sculpture with images that, at first, hark back to the slower, semi-pre-digital arena of her youth. 

11 June 2011 - 25 September 2011

This major exhibition of American artist Robert Breer brings together paintings, ground-breaking films and radical sculptures from the last 60 years. 

20 March 2011 - 18 April 2010

I Never Wanted to Be Alone in a Room is an exhibition of two recent works by Egyptian artist in residence Mahmoud Khaled that examines notions of public and private space and the boundaries between the personal and the political.

25 February 2011 - 12 June 2011

Payne's Grey: Coinciding with The Sly and Unseen Day, this intimate presentation in BALTIC’s Level 2 gallery showcases a strand of George Shaw’s practice that has never been seen before.

18 February 2011 - 15 May 2011

Jesper Just’s highly-charged short films offer thegloss of Hollywood productions while interruptingcinematic conventions. This exhibition includes hisnew work Sirens of Chrome.

18 February 2011 - 15 May 2011

The Sly and Unseen Day: This major exhibition of the work of British artist George Shaw will bring together some forty paintings from 1996 to the present day. 

12 February 2011 - 12 June 2011

Lindsay Seers unravels the strange disappearance of her stepsister, Christine Parkes, using old letters and photographs. 

12 November 2010 - 12 February 2011

A remarkable new sequence of work byrenowned British photographer Dan Holdsworth,which turn an already other-worldly Icelandicglacier into the sublime and inexplicable.

8 October 2010 - 16 January 2011

An exhibition of newly commissioned and little-seen work by German artist Dirk Bell,including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation and ephemeral, romantic drawings.

8 October 2010 - 16 January 2011

Anselm Kiefer is one of the foremost figures of post-war painting. This exhibition, the largest of the artist’s in the UK for many years, spans forty years of his work. 

17 July 2010 - 24 October 2010

Tomas Saraceno’s work with spiderresearchers and astrophysicists has led to the development of a large-scale modelof the poisonous Black Widow’s web.

19 June 2010 - 5 September 2010

Every Day is a Good Day is the first major exhibition devoted to the entire range of American composer, writer and artist John Cage’s prints, watercolours and drawings.

19 June 2010 - 19 September 2010

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art presents Doubtful Sound a major new exhibition by one of Britain’s leading artists Cornelia Parker. 

29 May 2010 - 19 September 2010

Cage Mix: Sculpture & Sound brings together the work of eight contemporary artists that use the writings and scores of John Cage as a source of inspiration.

2 April 2010 - 20 June 2010

RAQS Media Collective present a newcommission initiated by a journey thatbegan on the River Tyne.

5 March 2010 - 14 March 2010

BALTIC presents a work, Airborne, by Lithuanian-born, New York-based artist Žilvinas Kempinas. Produced by BALTIC and AV Festival 10: Energy

5 March 2010 - 16 May 2010

Displayed over BALTIC’s two largest galleries, this major exhibition consists of paintings, sculptures and Holzer’s spectacular LED installations.

6 February 2010 - 9 May 2011

American artist Jordan Baseman’s exhibitionincludes new and recent video works which fusedocumentary, narrative and fiction.

24 October 2009 - 7 March 2010

In conjunction with Tate Connects, an initiative established in 2008 to develop partnerships between Tate and other UK galleries, BALTIC presents Damien Hirst’s major 1992 work Pharmacy.

16 October 2009 - 10 January 2010

Shallow is a series of original musical paintings or cut-ups composed by Malcolm McLaren from appropriated clips lifted from film which depict people before sex. 

16 October 2009 - 16 January 2011

BALTIC presents the only UK showing of Parrworld by the highly regarded and influential British photographer Martin Parr.

5 October 2009 - 31 January 2010

BALTIC presents Korean artist Kimsooja’s first solo exhibition in the UK. The exhibition includes the major works A Needle Woman and A Laundry Woman-Yamuna River, India. 

31 July 2009 - 4 October 2009

BALTIC presents a solo exhibition of large-scale photographic works by Fiona Crisp, curated from four distinct series of images, produced over the last six years. 

31 July 2009 - 2 August 2009

Seripop, are two artists Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum who live in Montreal, Canada who are driven by a DIY underground music scene and experiment with surrealist and psychedelic imagery.

22 July 2009 - 2 August 2009

BALTIC presents Nature Morte by Beirut-based artist Akram Zaatari. In over thirty videos Zaatari has explored Lebanese postwar conditions, the mediation of territorial conflicts and wars through television, the logic of resistance and the production and circulation of images.

22 May 2009 - 19 July 2009

Artist and writer Harland Miller presents a collection of paintings and montages at BALTIC from this May. These works, located on the ground floor, have been made or adapted, specifically for BALTIC from a series of works Miller has referred to as the Bad Weather paintings. 

27 April 2009 - 19 July 2009

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art presents The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim, a video by David Blandy. Blandy’s work deals with his problematic relationship with popular culture, integrating fantasy adventures with real life in a search for his cultural position in the world. 

10 April 2009 - 20 September 2009

A Duck for Mr. Darwin is a group exhibition of contemporary artists exploring evolutionary thinking and the Theory of Natural Selection. Featuring: Charles Avery / Marcus Coates / Dorothy Cross / Mark Dion // Andrew Dodds / Mark Fairnington / Ben Jeans Houghton / Tania Kovats / Conrad Shawcross

10 April 2009 - 6 September 2009

BALTIC presents a new collaborative project by Slovenian born and New York based artist Tobias Putrih and American architect and design company MOS.

10 April 2009 - 31 August 2009

BALTIC presents American Artist, Sarah Sze’s largest UK solo exhibition to date.  Tilting Planet is a cluster of sculptural installations each cobbled together out of common disposable items such as water bottles, drawing pins, paper, salt, string, lamps, matchsticks and wire.

16 March 2009 - 29 March 2009

BALTIC in partnership with Third Films presents Sunday, a collection of films by one of Britian’s most exciting emerging filmakers Duane Hopkins.

4 March 2009 - 10 May 2009

The Gainsborough Packet is a co-commission with London based gallery 176 and NewcastleGateshead’s BALTIC. 

2 February 2009 - 19 April 2009

Plaque (Slab), is a video work by Shahryar Nashat, and the third film to be shown in the intimate cinema temporarily located on the Ground Floor of BALTIC.  The 6 minute 40 second video is devoted to the celebrated Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.

16 January 2009 - 8 March 2009

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art presents the participatory exhibition Learning To Love You More. The exhibition, organised in collaboration with Middlesbrough artist Nicky Peacock, consists of public responses to assignments created by international artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher.

16 January 2009 - 29 March 2009

Italian artist Antonio Riello has created a series of unique outfits to be worn by the staff of BALTIC as an innovative intervention which goes beyond the mere exhibition spaces of the gallery, moving into places not usually seen by the public with front of house, office staff and directors all taking part.

16 January 2009 - 15 March 2009

A Spoken Word Exhibition is solely composed of worded artworks (artworks only made of words to be spoken), to be read by BALTIC Crew members to visitors who ask to hear the pieces. Acting as a voice when addressed throughout the building, the Crew repeat the artworks written and instructed by the invited artists. 

14 December 2008 - 15 March 2009

Yoko Ono is one of the pioneers of conceptual art and has an international exhibition career spanning nearly 50 years. From Sunday 14 December, BALTIC will present the two-floor exhibition YOKO ONO   BETWEEN THE SKY AND MY HEAD, comprising work by Yoko Ono from 1950s to the present.

1 December 2008 - 18 February 2009

BALTIC presents a six week screening of Duncan Campbell's powerful film Bernadette, composed of archival material, new footage, animation and scripted voiceover. The film tells the story of Bernadette Devlin, a Northern Irish Republican who became the youngest woman to be elected to the House of Commons.

25 November 2008 - 15 February 2009

BALTIC explores the history and works of Fluxus through the renowned Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, Detroit.  This unprecedented exhibition of over three-hundred and fifty works from 1961 – 1978 is the largest display of Fluxus ever mounted in Britain.

21 October 2008 - 24 November 2008

BALTIC is proud to present a new work by acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Wang Qingsong, created in Newcastle by the artist in association with Northern Stage as part of EAST’08. In September this year, 300 participants took part in a photographic shoot at Northern Stage. The image took several days to set-up, and a full day to shoot. 

1 October 2008 - 2 November 2008

BALTIC presents a unique and innovative experience with Couples - A series of talking couples in conversation. The exhibition pairs complementary individuals whose unique profession or life experience are anticipated to generate an informed commentary on a variety of local and national topics.

10 September 2008 - 23 November 2008

BALTIC presents the work of photographer and film-maker Beat Streuli, as part of the Great North Run Cultural Programme. His work documents the mundane, transient, pedestrian activity of urban life through photography and film.

10 September 2008 - 26 October 2008

BALTIC presents a new work by artist duo Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, as part of the Great North Run Cultural Programme. The filmed portrait of the Great North Run, Run for Me, embodies the spirit of the event by looking at the emotions and stories that surround it. 

10 September 2008 - 9 November 2008

BALTIC presents a David Shrigley exhibition injected with his typical dead-pan humour and intuitive wit. 

10 September 2008 - 23 November 2008

Steve McQueen will present two recent works that will transform BALTIC’s Level 3 gallery into an immersive and disorienting experience for the viewer. Together the two works will combine architecture and film to create a visual and aural kaleidoscope.

12 June 2008 - 26 October 2008

BALTIC present a magical new exhibition by internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, in collaboration with design unit graf.  The exhibition will feature a village brought to life with Nara’s iconic characters, turning ordinary life into art.

21 May 2008 - 14 September 2008

Japanese, New York based artist Mariko Mori is best known for her video and self-portraiture focusing on the imagination and fantasy. Her work has investigated Native cultures and universal consciousness in relation to nature and her belief in the potential power of technology.

21 May 2008 - 17 August 2008

Double Agent is a group exhibition featuring artists who use other people as a medium and includes Pawel Althamer / Nowolipie Group, Phil Collins, Dora García, Donelle Woolford, Christoph Schlingensief, Barbara Visser and Artur Zmijewski

17 May 2008 - 25 May 2008

BALTIC contributes significantly to The Enchanted Moment  - a cluster of contemporary art exhibitions organised by VAF – Visual Arts Forum, North East.   BALTIC has commissioned new work by three artists from the North East - Karen Davies, Natalie Frost and Catherine Bertola.

30 April 2008 - 17 August 2008

Raised in London, Bharti Kher studied Fine Art and Painting at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. Now living and working in New Delhi, she has a growing international reputation for creating fantastical, surreal environments.

2 April 2008 - 5 May 2008

BALTIC debuts Bridge+Tunnel Productions’ Last of The Dictionary Men. This multimedia exhibition is based around the lives and history of the Yemeni community based in South Shields, a coastal town in Tyne and Wear, England.

29 February 2008 - 13 April 2008

Cameroon-born, Paris-based artist Barthélémy Toguo presents Heart Beat, his first solo exhibition in the UK. Toguo is a multi-disciplinary artist working in drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and performance.

29 February 2008 - 2 March 2008

BALTIC collaborates with AV Festival 08 to restage a unique performance by composer and artist John Cage. Variations VII was originally conceived for 9 Evenings in New York City, 1966.

20 February 2008 - 27 April 2008

BALTIC presents Egyptian artist Mona Marzouk’s first UK solo exhibition. Marzouk tackles universal themes in her work. She reassembles varied influences including architectural histories, mythology and technology.

29 January 2008 - 2 July 2008

CutUp are an anonymous group of artists whose practice incorporates collage, film and installation. They focus largely on the creative potential of the city as a site and inspiration for interventionist art and disruption.

29 January 2008 - 27 April 2008

ALTIC presents Run, Black River, Run by Turner Prize nominee, Mark Titchner which creates a psychologically unnerving space, combining image and sound.

21 January 2008 - 27 April 2008

Barry McGee’s first major UK solo exhibition includes a selection of existing and new works in an installation created specifically for BALTIC’s Level 2 gallery.

4 December 2007 - 6 January 2008

Walker and Bromwich work in a variety of media exploring different relationships between people and their social and political environments in surreal and often absurd ways. Limbo-land is a film of lunar exploration at dawn and dusk.

21 September 2007 - 13 January 2008

Attia's work explores questions of community, diversity, belonging and exile and the tangle of identity conflicts in the age of globalisation. Square Dreams at BALTIC creates an apocalyptic vision of western consumerism.

21 September 2007 - 6 January 2008

BALTIC presents Kendell Geers first major UK solo exhibition. His work pushes for the limits of accepted moral codes and principles in order to collapse them and start again. Geers questions the psychology of things you cannot control, things beyond the gallery space that art cannot touch, from extreme phenomena to emotional states.

21 September 2007 - 21 October 2007

British artist Suky Best presents her new work as part of the Great North Run Cultural Programme. Inspired by the BUPA Great North Run, her hand drawn animation captures the atmosphere of the event and the participating runners

21 September 2007 - 20 January 2008

Newcastle born Anita Zabludowicz is one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative art collectors. BALTIC presents a selection of work from her extraordinary international collection.

3 September 2007 - 14 October 2007

The exhibition includes works from the series Pretty Girl No.1- natural poses (1977), in which images of models from pornographic magazines are merged with household objects.

3 September 2007 - 20 January 2008

This presentation of Ant Macari’s work is expansive and involving, presenting new visual challenges to us in and around the gallery that reaches beyond the conventional art exhibition.

13 July 2007 - 2 September 2007

British artist Beryl Cook is self-taught and is celebrated for her paintings of people going about their daily activities.

16 May 2007 - 19 August 2007

The fantastical imagination of French artist Fabien Verschaere will transform BALTIC’s ground floor gallery.

16 May 2007 - 2 September 2007

For twenty years, Serhiy Bratkov has photographed the unique absurdities of everyday life that have taken hold in the streets of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Moscow since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Bratkov always works in series, calling into question the validity of a single point of view.

16 May 2007 - 28 June 2007

Portuguese artist Vasco Araujo presents the result of his BALTIC residency in his first UK exhibition. Araujo collaborated with local musicians and community leaders to produce the new video installation About Being Different.

16 May 2007 - 29 August 2007

Newcastle based British artist, Graham Dolphin will present his first solo public gallery show in the UK. An innovative curatorial approach will result in a diverse exhibition which will appear in various locations throughout the building.


16 May 2007 - 20 January 2008

Mark Titchner’s installation is the first in a series of temporary projects by international artists which will transform the entire entrance corridor of BALTIC.

16 May 2007 - 26 August 2007

The first and most memorable cultural experience for a child can often be a visit to a museum of natural history. Whale bones, dinosaur skeletons, archaeological objects and wax figures leave long lasting impressions.

16 May 2007 - 28 May 2007

Legendary American musician, singer, and poet Patti Smith, will present a series of her photographs at BALTIC to coincide with her concert at The Sage Gateshead.

16 May 2007 - 2 September 2007

20 years after his death, the legacy of Andy Warhol lives on through the work of today’s contemporary artists and cultural instigators. BALTIC has invited Dazed & Confused to nominate 10 key multimedia artists to exhibit who they feel have a specific link to a post-Warholian discourse.

14 February 2007 - 29 April 2007

Korean artist Sora Kim creates new experiences of everyday occurrences. Through gentle interventions Kim engages with local communities and encourages audience involvement.

14 February 2007 - 29 April 2007

Subodh Gupta is an Indian artist whose work is influenced by his experience of migration, displacement and travel. In a humorous and ironic way his work comments on India’s rapidly changing society. To make his sculptures Gupta often uses materials from everyday Indian life. 

14 February 2007 - 18 March 2007

Marcus Coates is a British artist who has exhibited internationally. His work crosses the boundaries between live performance and film making. Coates often documents his dark and humorous attempts to connect with the animal world.

31 January 2007 - 29 April 2007

BALTIC presents the first major European exhibition of American artist Joesph Havel. In his work he often uses ordinary materials, such as white shirts, curtains and tablecloths and transforms them into sculptures and wall installations.

31 January 2007 - 15 April 2007

Brian Eno is a British artist perhaps best known as an ambient music pioneer and as a founding member of Roxy Music. Eno has pursued several artistic ventures parallel to his music career, including visual art installations.

31 January 2007 - 15 April 2007

The first major UK show of Brazilian artist Vik Muniz focuses on his series of portraits. The photographic images include works from art history and portraits of well-known people.

9 January 2007 - 21 January 2007

Building upon our recent exhibition Spank the Monkey, BALTIC threw open the doors of Level 1 to showcase the dynamic work of graffiti artists  from the North East. Developed with New Line Graffiti, thirteen artists will be shown highlighting different styles and personal takes on graffiti.

21 October 2006 - 7 January 2007

BALTIC presents an exhibition by seminal artist Keith Haring. Haring’s work responded to the street culture of New York in the 1980s, and he used the directness of graffiti art to make his signature style known. Powerfully combining the voice of the street and the voice of the gallery system, he created a visual language which has become universally recognised.

21 October 2006 - 28 January 2007

In her first UK solo show Chiho Aoshima presents her intricate fantasy worlds of zombies and fairies, rainbows and tsunamis, urban landscapes and nature.  From a confrontation with a gigantic wave of destruction to a journey through her imaginary world from the perspective of a worm, Aoshima’s fantasy worlds suggest a multitude of possibilities.

10 October 2006 - 27 January 2007

During a recent residency at BALTIC, artist Candice Breitz invited a diverse community of dedicated John Lennon fans to pay tribute to their hero in a recording studio in Newcastle upon Tyne. Each fan was given the opportunity to re-perform Lennon’s first solo album Plastic Ono Band (1970), from beginning to end.

27 September 2006 - 7 January 2007

This exhibition will be the first serious international examination of urban and suburban art bridging the gap between the street and the traditional art space. With strong links to graphic design, graffiti, manga comics, skate boarding and surfing this group show includes artists based in urban centres across the world.

5 July 2006 - 10 October 2006

Erwin Wurm, one of Austrias premier contemporary artists, continues his exploration of sculpture through differing media, in an exhibition presented both inside and outside of BALTIC.

5 July 2006 - 8 October 2006

BALTIC presents Surasi Kusolwong’s first solo exhibition in the UK. His work offers visitors the opportunity to become involved in an extraordinary experience. Kusolwong is a Thai artist who works in a unique way to create high-energy, lively and playful situations with a celebratory feel.

5 July 2006 - 10 October 2006

Puerto Rican artist, Dzine (Carlos Rolon), has worked for years straddling the thin boundary between art and music. Influenced by Salsa, House, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Lounge, he has pushed the complex themes of sound and its influence on colour, lines, shapes and identity in his abstract painting.

17 May 2006 - 3 September 2006

One of the leading artists of her generation, Sam Taylor-Wood is acclaimed for her compelling psychological portraits in photography, film and video.

17 May 2006 - 3 September 2006

BALTIC invites you on a multi-sensory journey through The Space - Time Tunnel, a 35 metre tunnel of newspapers, magazines and 66 television screens broadcasting global television programmes.

8 April 2006 - 25 June 2006

Two exhibitions exploring the relationship between the work of James Hugonin and Ian Stephenson - both artists from the North East who have made significant contributions to British abstract painting.

4 February 2006 - 23 April 2006

In his first UK solo touring exhibition Kerry James Marshall presents a survey of work from the late 1970s to the present day including early collages, drawings, prints and ambitious large-scale paintings.

27 January 2006 - 23 April 2006

Short Sad Thoughts draws on an ongoing investigation entitled Self-portrait as a Building that evolves with each new presentation - a project the artist has been working on since 1986 when he was 18 years old. The exhibition features drawings and sculptural constructions.

21 January 2006 - 26 March 2006

Building on the momentum of British Art Show 6 this group exhibition celebrates the work of artists based in the north east of England and showcases the art on our doorstep.

21 January 2006 - 26 March 2006

New York-based contemporary artist Spencer Tunick presents the images from his large scale UK installation that took place on 17 July 2005 in Newcastle and Gateshead. These breathtaking works capture 1,700 unclothed participants in various formations along the Newcastle Gateshead Quays.

24 September 2005 - 8 January 2006

The British Art Show is one of the most important landmarks in defining current trends and new directions in contemporary British art. Organised by Hayward Gallery Touring, the exhibition is presented in different cities across Britain every five years.

9 July 2005 - 4 September 2005

In their first UK exhibition Swiss artists Monica Studer and Christoph van den Berg brought the 19th century connection between English mountain climbers and Swiss alpine tourism into the digital age by creating an interactive portrayal of the mountain landscape remembered from their childhood holidays.

21 June 2005 - 26 June 2005

Finnish artist Antti Laitinen is undertook a 3 month residency at BALTIC, ending on 10 July 2005. Laitinen’s work draws on environmental art, land art and performance art. By scanning a self portrait onto a map he creates a route to follow.

18 June 2005 - 14 September 2005

This exhibition drew on the wealth of experience of Franklin Furnace - a New York based arts organisation established in 1976. The show chronicles the transformation of live and performance art from a form that is temporary into one that is preserved. 

4 June 2005 - 18 September 2005

Italian artist Maurizio Cannavacciuolo animates surfaces with his intricate and intense drawings. The sprawling images are almost invisible yet overwhelming, featuring patterns with floral and cosmic themes and tableaux lifted from style magazines.

14 May 2005 - 29 August 2005

A ground-breaking exhibition by Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz which brought the artists’ work to the UK for the first time since 1971.

16 April 2005 - 18 April 2005

New York-based artist Barnaby Furnas presented an exhibition of bright, intensely coloured figurative paintings.

5 March 2005 - 5 June 2005

This exhibition of photographs documented the artist’s relationship with an elderly gentleman, Charles Albert Lucien Snelling, known to Germain as Charlie.

22 January 2005 - 24 April 2005

This major retrospective was Carol Rama’s first ever UK solo exhibition. Looking in-depth at her influential career spanning over seven decades, the show presents over 100 works that range in media from painting to drawing, watercolour, sculpture and print.

21 January 2005 - 30 January 2005

Whireplane 2 combines quadrophonic sound and LED technology to create a unique, immersive experience between two planes of shifting, coloured light.

4 January 2005 - 29 August 2005

Berlin-based Canadian artist Germaine Koh helped to welcome the Tall Ships Race to the Tyne with Relay: an intervention into the fabric of the BALTIC building.

11 December 2004 - 20 February 2005

James Hutchinson combines an interest in drawing with his skills in manipulating images through computer software. His recent work is concerned with exploring what happens when late-night doodles using pencil on paper meet the latest cutting edge technology.

11 December 2004 - 3 April 2005

Bob & Roberta Smith are an artistic enterprise, sincere in their ambition to bring anarchy to people’s perception of art through a conceptual yet playful approach to art and art making.

20 November 2004 - 17 April 2005

Phyllida Barlow makes large-scale work from what she describes as ‘low-tec, mundane materials’, such as house paint, Plaster of Paris, discarded plastic and wood. 

23 October 2004 - 2 January 2005

This extensive joint exhibition by Veli Granö and Tuovi Hippeläinen explores the Finnish artists’ views of the world and life stories filtered through ideas, images, narrations and memories.

2 October 2004 - 28 November 2004

Carlos Capelán playfully explores issues of self, ego and identity in a series of new works. Capelán utilises a variety of media, including wall drawing, video, photography, sculpture and
installation.

2 October 2004 - 28 November 2004

Combining abstract mark-making with figurative work, the paintings have a haunting beauty infused with a sense of memory and loss.

7 August 2004 - 30 October 2004

Asylum is a nine screen video installation by Julian Rosefeldt. Each screen shows a different film sequence with images and sound choreographed to create an emotionally charged experience for the viewer.

30 July 2004 - 31 October 2004

BALTIC celebrates the imagination and ingenuity of Archigram, the group of British architects whose dynamic and provocative vision of future life brought the pop spirit to the architectural avant garde in 1960s Britain.

5 June 2004 - 25 July 2004

This exhibition by Newcastle-based Paul Moss features a new body of work, created during the artist’s three-month residency at Durham Cathedral.

1 May 2004 - 18 July 2004

This exhibition constitutes the most wide-ranging survey of Hiller’s work in a career which now spans some 30 years. The exhibition includes a number of Hiller’s major installations, through to recent work investigating paranormal powers alongside a major new audio installation, Clinic.

27 March 2004 - 30 April 2004

City Strapline Industries is an installation combining processes of ‘social interference’ and media-making to explore the phenomenon of the branding of cities as a strategy, not only of marketing, but also of regeneration.

13 January 2004 - 19 September 2004

Are You Talking To Me? is Berlin-based photographer Thomas Florschuetz’s first major exhibition outside Germany. It spans a 10 year period and is made up of large scale colour prints, often produced and hung in a series.

13 November 2003 - 18 April 2004

A major exhibition of the work of two prominent American artists, Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith. From two different generations, both artists share a history in feminism and an experience of the New York art world. 

27 September 2003 - 30 January 2003

In the first large-scale presentation of this American Artist’s work in the UK, this exhibition presents nine major sculptural works alongside a selection of prints and smaller sculptures.

27 September 2003 - 30 May 2004

“Outside of a dog a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx. This changing exhibition presents a diverse overview of books by artists from 1950 to the present, shown alongside a selection of related artworks

13 September 2003 - 30 November 2003

Dark Matter is the culmination of the artist’s nine-month residency at BALTIC and comprises five large scale sculptures in wood – all replicas of familiar forma of industrial, military and urban architecture. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a giant headset, which plays a soundtrack of abstract electronic noise

13 September 2003 - 30 November 2003

Jane and Louise Wilson’s work examines the psychology and architecture of buildings. The Newcastle-born artists work together on their video installations and photographs which typically explore the relationships between people and architectural space, particularly those spaces that are concealed, secret or somehow forgotten.

5 July 2003 - 31 August 2003

Konttinen’s The Coal Coast, a series of landscapes exploring the eerie aftermath of the pit closures, comes after three years’ intensive photography of the metamorphosis of County Durham’s ‘black’ beaches, her work a kind of post-industrial fossil hunt.

17 May 2003 - 25 September 2003

An extensive solo exhibition by Antony Gormley, creator of the North East landmark Angel of the North including a major new commission plus existing works.

5 April 2003 - 29 June 2003

In this exhibition which concludes his residency at BALTIC, Scottish artist Chad McCail presents a series of new works. His paintings use the simplified visual style and bright colours of safety manuals or children’s books to comment on the mechanisms of oppression in a hierarchical society. 

1 March 2003 - 21 April 2003

The Cobra group of artists took their name from the three cities where many of them lived – Copenhagen, Brussels & Amsterdam - and worked between 1948 and 1951. 

20 February 2003 - 30 March 2003

The Cathedral is an exhibition of lens-based work by four artists who were in residence in Durham Cathedral during the period 1999 – 2001.

25 January 2003 - 23 April 2003

During the 1970s and 80s, Icelandic artist Sigurdur Gudmundsson made a remarkable series of photographs documenting his temporary actions and interventions in the world around him.

7 December 2002 - 9 February 2003

Both is an exhibition of Olav Christopher Jenssen’s work which presents a selection of new paintings and, for the first time, new ceramic sculptures. 

30 November 2002 - 19 January 2003

Etienne Clément visited between 1998 and 2002 to document the transformation of the building into an international centre for contemporary art. This exhibition presents a selection of these black and white photographs.

26 October 2002 - 26 January 2003

Pedro Cabrita Reis is one of the most significant artists to emerge from Portugal since the 1980s.His semi-abstract sculptures, paintings and installations recycle everyday materials to create evocative quasi-architectural art works in which the process of construction is emphasized.

28 September 2002 - 24 November 2002

The art of Öyvind Fahlström represents is one of the least explored areas of the art of the 1960s and 1970s. 

13 July 2002 - 18 August 2003

Jaume Plensa’s installation consists of nine pairs on large gongs and mallets suspended from the gallery ceiling. The gongs, which can be played by the visitor, evoke the fuindamental opposites of the physical world, and carry poetic titles such as NIGHT-DAY, PEACE-WAR, AIR-EARTH and SILENCE-HEART.

13 July 2002 - 13 October 2002

As part of B.OPEN – BALTIC’s inaugural exhibition, Julian Opie has been commissioned to make new work for both inside and outside of the building.

13 July 2002 - 1 September 2002

Newcastle-born artists Jane and Louise Wilson work collaboratively on their films, video installations and photographs which typically explore the relations between people and architectural space. 

13 July 2002 - 26 August 2002

B.OPEN: Belgian artist Carsten Höller’s installations on Level 2 take the form of two new light sculptures: a new commission BALTIC Phi Wall and Neon Circle.

13 July 2002 - 6 October 2002

As part of B.OPEN – BALTIC’s inaugural exhibition, BALTIC commissioned influential American artist Chris Burden to make a scale model of the Tyne Bridge made using massive quantities of Meccano and Erector Set parts.

25 October 2000 - 28 October 2000

As part of BALTIC's pre-opening programme B4B, a series of projections by Jenny Holzer took place on BALTIC and other outdoor sites in Tyneside. 

7 July 1999 - 1 September 1999

BALTIC opened to the public in July 2002 but the first BALTIC exhibition seen on the site of the building was Tarantantara by Kapoor.

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