Lucy McKenzie & Atelier E.B
Curated by Karel Císař

13. 9.–29.10. 2022

In the context of curated by 2022 – KELET


Selected works
Press release

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Click here for Atelier E.B's Biography

1977 Born in Glasgow
1995-99 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee
2007-08 Van Der Kelen Logelain High School for Decorative Painting, Brussels


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Buildings in Belgium, Buildings in Oil, Buildings in Silk, La Verrière, Brussels

Lucy McKenzie, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Lucy McKenzie: Tour Donas, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin
Lucy McKenzie: No Motive, Galerie Buchholz, New York, Upper East Side, New York

Lucy Mckenzie: Prime Suspect, Museum Brandhorst, Munich

Lucy McKenzie: Giving Up The Shadows On My Face, Cabinet Gallery, London

La Kermesse Héroïque, Palazzetto Tito – Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
Lucy McKenzie: In My Area (For Kato), Rue des Chartreux / Kartuizersstraat, Brussels

Inspired by Inspired By, Galerie Buchholz, New York (cat)
Cukrovarnická 39, Prag (with Laurent Dupont), Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna  
The Inventors of Tradition II (with Atelier E.B), Galerie Buchholz / Thea Westreich, New York
OIEEVAAR, UMPRUM, Prague (cat)

Paintings (with Laurent Dupont), SVIT, Prague  
The Inventors of Tradition II (with Atelier E.B), fashion collection and exhibition, Palace of Art, Glasgow (cat)
Intim im Team (with Josefine Reisch), White Cubicle, London
The Inventors of Tradition II (with Atelier E.B),fashion collection, Galerie Micheline Szwacjer, Brussels, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Inspired by an Atlas of Leprosy, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Something They Have to Live with, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The Artist’s Institute, New York

50 Shades, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

Something Different, Cabinet, London
Museum Ludwig, Cologne (cat)
Slender Means, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
(with Ian Hamilton Finlay), Theseus Temple, Vienna (cat)

Ludwighaus, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (cat)

Etablissement d'en Face Projects, Brussels
Projects 88: Lucy McKenzie (with Atelier E.B), MoMA, New York

Noel sur le balcon / HOLD THE COLOR (with Paulina Olowska), Sammlung Goetz, Munich (cat)
Ten Years of Robotic Mayhem (Including Sublet), Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, Arnolfini, Bristol, SFMoMA, San Francisco

Jigsaw (Jeu de Société) (with Lucile Desamory and Birgit Megerle), Cabinet, London, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin

SMERSH, Metro Pictures, New York
Jigsaw (Jeu de Société) (with Lucile Desamory and Birgit Megerle), Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Deathwatch, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (cat)
Bi-Curious, Cabinet, London (cat)
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Kulaks, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

MMIV, Tate Britain, London
Nova Popularna (with Paulina Olowska), Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (cat)
Brian Eno, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (cat)

If It Moves, Kiss It, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Global Joy, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne (cat)
Festiwal Malarstwa Sciennego (with Paulina Olowska), Kliniczna, Gdansk
Heavy Duty (with Paulina Olowska), Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Request Concert, Nomaden Oase, Hamburg
Decemberism, Cabinet, London


Selected Group Exhibitions

Geneva Biennale: Sculpture Garden, Parc des Eaux-Vives, Parc La Grange, Geneva,

Painting Stone, Villa Lontana, Rome

Inner Spaces, Biennial of Painting, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Linea, SVIT, Prague
Faces and Names, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Portraits & Self-Portraits. Made by Artists for Parkett since 1984, Parkett Editions, Zurich
Atelier E.B: Passer-by, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Slow Painting, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK

Slow Painting, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Schöne Sentimenten, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Dry Crust And Oceans Of Liquid Matter, HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Neukölln, Berlin

Generations Part 3. Female Artists in Dialogue, Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection), Munich
Atelier E.B: Passer-by, Serpentine North Gallery, London
Painting: Now & Forever, Part III, Greene Naftali, New York
Now & Forever, Part III, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Swiss Institute Architecture and Design Series: 3rd Edition. Readymades Belong To Everyone, Swiss Institute, New York
General Rehearsal. A show in three acts from the collections of V-A-C, MMOMA and KADIST, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Optik Schröder II. Works from the Alexander Schröder Collection, MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna

Where to?, Carlos/Ishikawa, London

I still believe in miracles, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
The Painting Show (British Council touring exhibition), CAC, Vilnius, (cat)
Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Centre Pompidou, Paris
(with Atelier E.B.), MoMu, Antwerp

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
A Machinery For Living (with Atelier E.B, curated by Walead Beshty), Petzel Gallery, New York

Hello goodbye thank you, again, and again, and again (with Atelier E.B), Castillo / Corrales, Paris
A Whole Range of Furtively Titillating Stereotypes, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Volcano Extravaganza (curated by Lucy McKenzie), Stromboli
Painting Now, Tate Britain, London
The Artist’s Institute (curated by Lucy McKenzie), New York

A Bigger Splash, Tate Modern, London
Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow since World War II (with Atelier E.B), GSA, Glasgow
Rendezvous der Maler II, Akademie-Galerie, Duesseldorf
Cirio, Dorothea Schlueter, Hamburg
The Space Between (curated by Michael Bracewell), Karsten Schubert, London
White Oxford Cotton, Cabinet, London
Te Kust en te Keur (curated by Lucy McKenzie), Mu.Zee, Oostende
Print/Out, MoMA, New York

Germany is your America (curated by Michael Bracewell), Broadway 1602, New York
The Inventors of Tradition (with Atelier E.B), exhibition with Panel, Glasgow (cat)
Town – Gown Conflict (curated by Lucy McKenzie), Kunsthalle Zurich (cat)

Artists’ editions for Transmission, Glasgow

Quodlibet II, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Apres Crepuscule - Na Schemering - After Twilight - Nach Dämmerung, Kölnischer
Kunstverein, Cologne
The Associates, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (cat)
Breaking New Ground Underground, Stonescape, Napa Valley

...In The Cherished Company of Others... (with Atelier E.B, curated by Marc Camille Chaimowicz) De Appel, Amsterdam, Mu-Zee, Oostende

Atelier (with Beca Lipscombe and Bernie Reid), Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Concrete Works, Mitchell-lnnes & Nash, New York

Optik Schroeder, Kunstverein Braunschweig (cat)
Painting in Tongues, MoCA, Los Angeles (cat)
Next to Kin, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Metro Pictures, Metro Pictures, New York
Make your Own Life, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Museum of Contempoprary Art, North Miami (cat)
Tate Triennial - New British Art, Tate Britain, London (cat)

Painters Without Paintings and Paintings Without Painters (curated by Gareth James), Orchard47, New York

The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (cat)
Teil 2 Quodlibet, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Sans Soleil, Galerie NEU, Berlin

Unbekannte Schwester, unbekannter Bruder I, Kunsthaus Dresden
Flourish Nights (curated by Lucy McKenzie), Flourish Studios, Glasgow
Kontext, Form, Troja, Secession, Vienna (cat)
25th International Biennal of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (cat)
I and My Chimney, (with Lukas Duwenhogger and Lari Pittman) Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
50th Venice Biennale, Venice (cat)

The Best Book About Pessimism I Ever Read (curated by Lucy McKenzie), Kunstverein Braunschweig (cat)
Flourish Nights (curated by Lucy McKenzie), Flourish Studios, Glasgow
Painting on the Move - Nach der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (cat)
Hotel Sub Rosa, Cabinet, London

Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, DCA, Generator Projects & McManus Galleries, Dundee (cat)

Dream of a Provincial Girl (curated with Paulina Olowska), M3, Gdansk (cat)
Die Gefahr Im Jazz, Deutsche Britische Freundschaft, Berlin
Beck's:Futures, ICA, London; Comerhouse, Manchester; Cca, Glasgow (cat)
The British Art Show, Edinburgh, Southampton, Cardiff, Birmingham (cat)
Telescopic Memories (curated by Sarah Staton and Josephine Pryde), Orbit House, London
Charisma Presents: It May Be a Year of Thirteen Moons, But it's Still the Year of Culture (curated with Keith Farquhar), Transmission, Glasgow
Malerei 6, Monika Spruth Galerie, Cologne
Panache (with Keith Farquhar and Alan Michael), Els Hanappe Underground, Athens

Shake the Disease (curated by Lucy McKenzie), Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee
EAST International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich (cat)
Village Disco, Cabinet, London
Misty in Roots, (curated by Alan Michael and Alex Frost) Fly Gallery, Glasgow


Other Projects

2007 – present Atelier E.B design / fashion collaboration with Beca Lipscombe
2011 – 2013 Professor of Painting at Kunstakademie Duesseldorf
2004 – present Decemberism record label

Public Collections

MoMA, New York
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Tate Britain, London
MoCA, Los Angeles
ICA, Boston


Lucy McKenzie & Beca Lipscombe

Atelier E.B. is the company name under which the artist Lucy McKenzie and the designer Beca Lipscombe sign their collaborative projects. The group was formed in 2007 by Lipscombe and the illustrator Bernie Reid, who are based in Edinburgh, and McKenzie, who is originally from Glasgow and lives in Brussels. The intention from the beginning has been to explore the commercial realities of production and distribution, and, by extension, to incorporate the expertise and pragmatism of the applied arts to fine art. Underpinning their ethos is a desire to form new associations, where both
research-led and self-generated material combine to create a vision which is both personal and critical of contemporary hierarchies. Of utmost importance is their desire to work with the best in local industry and independent producers and thinkers. Works to date include commissioned display and interiors for public and private spaces, fashion, textiles, furniture, events and publishing. In Glasgow, Atelier E.B. presented The Inventors of Tradition (2011), an exhibition, catalogue and fashion collection that examined the legacy of Scotland’s textile industry. This and subsequent collection Ost End Girls (2013) was sold directly to the public through a series of showrooms and is now worn all over the world. The Inventors of Tradition II, their next project was presented in spring 2015. It encompassed retail, performance and installation. Their new fashion collection was released simultaneously. Atelier E.B. continue to work closely with the independent curatorial practice Panel (Catriona Duffy and Lucy McEachan), and graphic designers HIT Studio.

Lucy McKenzie Prime Suspect, Brandhorst Museum, Munich
Passer-by, Garage, Moscow 
Faux Shop, V&A, Dundee

Passer-by, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
Encore, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Orchard Street, Lower East Side, New York

Atelier E.B: Passer-by, Serpentine North Gallery, London

MEDUSA – Jewellery and Taboos, The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

The Inventors of Tradition II fashion collection, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Galerie Buchholz / Thea Westreich, New York

The Inventors of Tradition II fashion collection and exhibition, The Palace of Art, Glasgow (cat)
The Inventors of Tradition II fashion collection, Galerie Micheline Szwacjer, Brussels, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

Scotland Can Make It!, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (cat)
A Machinery For The Living (curated by Walead Beshty), Petzel Gallery, New York

Hello goodbye thank you, again, and again, and again, curated by Anthony Huberman
Group show at Castillo / Corrales, Paris
Ost End Girls, collection showrooms / temporary shops, Magazijn, Amsterdam, World Lantern, Brussels, Cabinet, London, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Volcano Extravaganza, Stromboli, The Artist’s Institute, New York (cat)

Critical Alliances, HDLU, Zagreb (group show)
Work in Progress, Paris, Au 8 Rue Saint-Bon, Paris (solo)
Scotland Can Make It! (in collaboration with Marc Camille Chaimowicz), exhibition curated by Panel, People’s Palace, Glasgow (cat)
Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow since World War II, Mackintosh Museum, GSA, Glasgow (cat) (group)
Te Kust en Te Keur, Mu-ZEE, Oostende (group)

The Inventors of Tradition exhibition with Panel, Glasgow (cat)
The Inventors of Tradition, collection showrooms, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, GSA, Glasgow, TWAAS, New York, Cabinet, London, Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin (cat)
Town Gown Conflict, Kunsthalle Zurich, (group) (cat)
Cologne Kunstverein Annual Editions Exhibition, Cologne (cat)

Limited edition screenprint for Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft, Zurich

Atelier, The Lighthouse, Glasgow (solo)
...In the Cherished Company of Others... (curated by Marc Camille
Chaimowicz), Mu-Zee, Oostende (group)
Projects 88, Lucy McKenzie & Atelier E.B, MoMA, New York (solo)

Atelier, showroom / interior design, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
The Flying Duck, interior design, Flying Duck Club, Glasgow