Idris Khan

Shortly after he completed his studies at the Royal College of Art in London, Idris Khan began collecting international acclaim for his works in photography and video. Born in Birmingham in 1978, the young artist has made a name for himself, experimenting with apparitional art.  His pieces often combine cultural works and artifacts from various spheres of literature, visual arts, and music.

Khan has shown internationally, including recent solo shows at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester (2012); Sadler's Wells, London (2011); Gothenburg Konsthall, Sweden (2011); Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2010); Kunsthaus Murz, Murzzuschlag, Austria (2010), and K20, Düsseldorf (2008). His work has also been included in group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL (2013); The British Museum, London (2012); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (2012); Fundament Foundation, Tilburg (2011); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City (2010); and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2009).


Recent and upcoming exhibitions

Collection Lambert en Avignon, France
J'♥ Avignon. The artists and the Collection Lambert
Group exhibition
December 3, 2017 – May 20, 2018

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (Corner Space)
Seven Times
Solo exhibition
November 18, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Victoria Miro, London, England
Absorbing Light
Solo exhibition
October 3 – December 20, 2017

Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
Extended Compositions
Group exhibition
April 4 – June 6, 2017

The New Art Gallery Walsall, England
A World Within
Solo exhibition
February 3 – May 7, 2017

The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, England
Solo exhibition
October 14, 2016 – March 19, 2017

Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India
In & Out Of Time
Group exhibition
December 9, 2015 – March 1, 2016

Selected publications

Idris Khan: Beyond the Black
Published by: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2013
ISBN: 978-0956856685

Gus Casley-Hayford
Idris Khan
Published by: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2010
ISBN: 978-0955456480

Pia Müller-Tamm
Idris Khan: Every...
Published by: Christof Kerber, 2008
ISBN: 978-3866781337

Information on shows at the gallery