Rory Pilgrim
Born in 1988, Bristol UK

Education and Qualifications

De Ateliers, Amsterdam 2008-2010
BA First Class Honours (Fine Art)
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London 2005-2008

ERASMUS made at the Eesti Kunsti Akadeemia- Jan-May 2007


Turner Prize 2023 - Nominated

Prix de Rome 2019 - Winner

Dolf Henkes Prize - Nominated

Stichting CoCa - Winner
Starters Stipendium Mondriaan Fonds

Volkskrant Art Prize - Nominated

Solo/Duo Exhibitions and Commissions

Chisenhale Gallery Solo Exhibition and Commission, London, UK (forthcoming)

‘Hop to Hope: Rory Pilgrim’, WAMx, Turku City Museum, Turku, FI
‘RAFTS’ - andriesse-eyck galerie, Amsterdam, NL

'Where the tide takes us' - Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE (Duo)
'But I doubt, I tremble, I see (shaking edges) and the wild thorn tree', Pina, Vienna, AT (Duo)
'Gardens and Tides' - De School, Amsterdam, NL

'The Undercurrent', Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE

‘The Resounding Bell’ - Between Bridges, Berlin, DE
‘Software Garden’ - MING Studios, Boise, USA

‘The Resounding Bell’ - South London Gallery, London, UK
‘Software Garden’ - andriesse-eyck galerie, Amsterdam, NL

'Sacred Repositories Trilogy' - Plymouth Arts Centre Cinema, UK
‘Software Garden’ - Rowing Gallery, London, UK

‘The Open Sky’ - Flat Time House, London, UK
‘The Open Sky’ - Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

‘Violently Speaking’ - andriesse-eyck galerie, Amsterdam, NL
‘Words are not signs they are years’ - Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

'Seeds Upon The Dance Floor' - SIC Raum für Kunst, Luzern, CH
‘The Salt and the Leaven’ - Rongwrong, Amsterdam, NL

'De Stille Revolutie' - Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL
'The Rainbow' - Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, NL
'Can we leave things as they are?' - TAG, Den Haag, NL (Duo)

Selected Performances

‘RAFTS Live’ - Cadogan Hall, Serpentine Galleries, London
‘What is a story that has helped you to recover?’ - Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, DE

‘Software Garden’ - Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

'3HD 2020' - HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Creamcake, Berlin, DE

‘Beyond The Echo’ - Between Bridges, Berlin, DE
'Software Garden' - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
'Software Garden' - Transmediale Festival, HKW, Berlin, DE

‘As close to the future as possible’ - South London Gallery, London, UK

'Holographic Bonds' - MAC and Grand Union, Shout Festival, Birmingham, UK
‘Software Garden’ - Les Urbaines, Lausanne, CH
'Software Garden' - Baltic, Newcastle, UK
'Software Garden’ - Block Universe Festival 2017, London, UK

‘Wholeheartedly’ - Kunstwerke, Berlin, DE
‘The loss of hope is more than the loss of everything’, Liste 18, Basel, CH

‘Open’ - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
‘Care’ - ARCO, Madrid, ES

‘Women and Children: What has made this building last?’ - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

Selected Screenings

'The Undercurrent' - Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
'RAFT' - Screening Rights Film Festival, Coventry, UK
'The Undercurrent' - Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

‘The Undercurrent’ - Movies from Earth, MoMA, New York, USA
‘RAFTS’ - Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL

‘The Undercurrent’ - MANIFESTA 13' - Marseille, FR
‘The Undercurrent' - Zita, Stockholm, SE
‘Double Feature’ - Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE
‘The Undercurrent' - Glasgow Film Festival

‘Software Garden’ - Images Festiva, Toronto, CA (2019)

'I AM THE DANGER!' The Art of the TV Series, Temporary Gallery, Köln, DE

Selected Group Exhibitions

'Turner Prize 2023' - Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
'New Horizons' - Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
'40th EVA International' - Limerick, IE
'Comment Se Raconter' - FRAC Lorraine, FR
'Interdependencies' - Migros Museum, Zürich, CH
'Cuerpos de Agua' - NGBK, Berlin, DE
'FUORI!' - Bologna, IT

'Radio Ballads' - Serpentine North Gallery, London, UK
'I hold the table in my hands instead of the broken legs' - Trafó, Budapest, HU
'SOMETHING IN THE AIR' - Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, Turin, IT
'Reboot: Responsiveness’ - Kölnischer Kunstverein and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, DE
‘Maps of Disquiet’ - Chennai Biennial, Chennai, IN

‘ZIN EX. BODY AND ARCHITECTURE’ - Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea Tabakalera, San Sébastian, ES

‘Move 2020’ - Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
MANIFESTA 13' - Marseille, FR
'Impakt Festival' - Utrecht, NL
'Oltre qui' - Magic Lantern Film Festival, MAXXI, Rome, IT

'Prix de Rome 2019' - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
‘Queer Backyard Shorts’ - Sydney, AUS
'This is my body, My body is your body, My body is the body of the word' - Le Delta, Namur BE
'Hanging Out' - Tramway with LUX Scotland, Glasgow, UK
‘Made Love Takeover’ - Heart of Glass, St Helens, UK
'For Better for Worse' - Kunstverein Göttingen, DE
‘An Exhibition of Posters’ - Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL
'Conversing Motherboards' - The Studio, Antwerp Art Weekend, BE
'(Un)Commoning Voices & (Non)Communal Bodies' - Reading International, UK

'Freedom of Movement' - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
'6th KUANDU BIENNALE' - Taipei, Taiwan, (The German Library Pyongyang by Sara Sejin Chang)

'Among Other Things I've Taken Up Smoking - TENT, Rotterdam
'For and Against' - Radar, Loughborough, UK
'Cure Park' - TAAK, Amsterdamse Bos, NL
'Dejima' - GAK, Bremen DE

'Dolf Henkes Prijs 2016' - TENT, Rotterdam, NL
'Project Rotterdam' - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
'The Shift' - South London Gallery, London, UK
'NADA & Art Cologne' - Galerie Andriesse-Eyck, Cologne, DE

'The German Library and Information Centre Pyongyang’, 5th Guangzhou Triennial / 1st Asia Biennial, Guangzhou, CN
'Beatrix Kiddo' - Global Committee, New York City, USA
'When I give I give myself' - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, NL

'The House in the Sky: Artists Reflect on Concrete Utopias' - Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
'Beating around the bush: Episode #3' - Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
'Platform Residencies: The Artist Proposes' - Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

'Wholeheartedly' - Detroit, Bristol, UK
'Performance as Publishing' - Rowing Projects, London, UK
'Liste 18' - Basel, CH
'Public Display of Affection' - Rongwrong, Amsterdam, NL

'Pay Attention, Please' - Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, IT
'Beyond Imagination' - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
'Sounds of Protest' - Arnolfini and Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
'Dialogue is Normal' - Herengracht 1, Amsterdam, NL
'Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2012' - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
'Care' - ARCO, The Dutch Pavilion, Madrid ES
'De Stille Revolutie' - Supermarket, Stockholm, SE

'He Disappeared into Complete Silence' - De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
'Sowing and Weeding' - COBRA Museum, Amstelveen, NL

‘For the Birds’ - Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
‘Morality Act IX - Let Us Compare Mythologies’ – Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
‘Offspring 2010’ - de Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
‘For the Birds’ - Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL

‘When the lightness of Poetry’ Rotterdam, NL
'9x14’, (with Mathilde Rosier) Silberkuppe, Städliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE
‘Terms and Conditions’ - curated by Dominic Eichler, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

‘’ - released 13th of June, 2008
‘From Across the Sea’ - Chelsea College of Art Degree Show, London UK
'Ainult pool Linnast’ (Only Half the Town) - Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

Catalogues, Artists Books and Music Releases
‘Tomorrow In Your Hands’ - Monograph, Published by Mousse Publishing (2022)
'The Undercurrent' - Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp, Released by Creamcake (2022)
'Maximum Crisis / Maximum Calm' - Vinyl Record, Released by Apparent Extent and Badischer Kunstverein (2020)
‘The Open Sky’ - Artis Book, Published by Flat Time House (2016)
‘Can We Leave Things As They Are’ - Artist Book, Published by Galerie Paul Andriesse (2010)


The White House, London UK
MING Studios, Boise, ID USA

Arts Initiative Tokyo supported by Mondriaan Fonds

DanceWeb, Vienna

FTHo Residency, Flat Time House, London
Platform Residency at Site Gallery, Sheffield
supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation & The University of Sheffield

Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal supported by Mondriaan Fonds
Haus am See, Luzern, CH


TATE Collection, UK
Arts Council, UK
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
Stichting CoCA, Rotterdam, NL
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
Private Collections, including The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Austria

Represented By
andriesse-eyck galerie, Amsterdam