Selected Publications


b. 1986, Colombia
Lives and works in London

2012 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2007 BA Fine Art, University of Westminster, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

The flooded garden, Turbine Hall Commission with UNIQLO Tate Play, Tate Modern, London (forthcoming)
Marks and Whispers, Gagosian, Rome
Rene Matić / Oscar Murillo: Jazz, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (two-person exhibition)
Masses, WIELS, Belgium

Together in our spirits, Fundação de Serralves, Porto
Frequencies, JavettUP Art, Pretoria

A Storm Is Blowing From Paradise, Scuola Grande della Misericordia, Venice
Social Cataracts, UBS Geschäftsstelle, Art Basel Parcours, Basel
Ourself behind ourself concealed, David Zwirner, New York
Currents 121: Oscar Murillo, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, US

Social Cataracts, KM21, The Hague
Spirits and Gestures, Fondazione Memmo, Rome
Condiciones aún por titular, Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
Ética y Estética, Parroquia San Augstín, Tekantó, Yucatan, Mexico
geopolitics (manifestations), Taka Ishii, Tokyo
Frequencies, Presented by Artangel, Cardinal Pole Catholic School, London
Frequencies, MAM Project 029, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

News, David Zwirner, Paris
ética y estética, Parroquia Santa Barbara, La Paila, Colombia

nothing gold can stay, Museo Universidad Antioquia, Medellin
Social Altitude, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
Horizontal Darkness In Search of Solidarity, Kunstverein Hamburg
Turner Prize (With: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, and Tai Shani), Turner Contemporary, Margate
trade halls & institute, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Frequencies, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, England
Tony Cokes and Oscar Murillo: Collision/Coalition, The Shed, New York (dual solo exhibitions)
Manifestation, David Zwirner, London
Violent Amnesia, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
Oscar Murillo | Zhang Enli, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai (dual solo exhibitions)
Virus – Mimmo Rotella & Oscar Murillo, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin (two-person exhibition)

Oscar Murillo, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
the build-up of content and information, David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Instituto de Visión, Bogotá
Labor (hosting Carlos/Ishikawa), Condo 2018, Mexico City

Capsule 07: Oscar Murillo, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Shanghai Nights, Shanghai
Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj, Sharjah,
Kathmandu Triennale 2017: The City, My Studio / The City, My Life, Kathmandu
Oscar Murillo. CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (part of The Economy of Living Things – A Satalite programme 2017)
Oscar Murillo. Estructuras resonantes. Satellite 10: une proposition de Osei Bonsu, Concorde, Paris (part of The Economy of Living Things – A Satalite programme 2017)
Flying Moths, Condo, Carlos/Ishikawa, London

Oscar Murillo, Yarat Contemporary Art Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan
2nd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2016, Hangzhou
for the souls of the rotten mighty, 5th Anyang Public Art Project (APAP), Anyang, Korea
The Aichi Triennale 2016, Rainbow Caravan, Aichi
land with lost olive trees, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
through patches of corn, wheat and mud, David Zwirner, New York
meet me! Mr superman, Videoroom, Villa Paloma, Nouveau Musée National Monaco

Lucky dip, Commission for Performa 15, Alexander Hamilton US Customs House, New York
binary function, David Zwirner, London
Condiciones aun por titular, Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota
De Marcha ¿Una Rumba?... No, sólo un desfile con ética y estética., Centro Cultural Daoíz u Velarde, Madrid (part of ArcoColombia)

we don't work sundays, Marian Goodman, Paris
A Mercantile Novel, David Zwirner, New York
Distribution Center, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles

Art Unlimited | Art Basel
If I was to draw a line, this journey started approximately 400km from the equator, South London Gallery, London
Ramón how was trade today? Have a break… Sit! Enjoy the food, but you’re not welcomed at the table, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Dinner at the members club? Yes! I’ll have a black Americano first pls, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Ossie’s bingo boutique, MAMA Showroom, Rotterdam

work, Rubell Family Collection/ Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami
Seven Postures, Fundação Manuel Antonio da Mota, Porto, Portugal
The Cleaner’s Late Summer Party with Comme des Garçons, Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, London
Breed like flies and die as fast, Serpentine Gallery Saturday Seminars with Carlos/Ishikawa, London

animals die from eating too much – bingo!, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
animals die from eating too much – yoga, Hotel, London
Arepas y Tamales, Cole Contemporary, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

Pratza ’e Domo. A Semiotic House That Was Never Built, Museo Nivola, Orani, Italy
30 Years, David Zwirner, Los Angeles
What Matters: A Proposition in Eight Rooms (ii), SFMoMA, San Francisco
A Model, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Translations: Afro-Asian Poetics, The Institutum, Singapore

“The lens within your heart” from the Takaeuchi Collection, What Museum, Tokyo
Taguchi Art Collection: Your Compass in the “Incredible” Contemporary Art World, Nariwa Museum, Okayama, Japan
O Quilombismo. Of Resisting and Insisting. Of Flight as Fight. Of Other Democratic Egalitarian Political Philosophies, Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin
To Bend the Ear of the Outer World: Conversations on Contemporary Abstract Painting, Gagosian, London, UK
The Reason for Painting, The Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry
Let me tell you a story, Akaara Art, Mumbai
Indigo Waves and Other Stories: Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora, Gropius Bau, Berlin & SAVVY Contemporary

Todos Juntos (All Together), kurimunzutto, New York
What’s Going On, Rubell Museum, Washington, DC
Black Abstractionists: From Then ‘Til Now, Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas
To Begin Again: Artists and Childhood, ICA Boston
Indigo Waves and Other Stories: Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
The 8th Biennial of Painting, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Ghent
The Show is Over, South London Gallery, London
Scenorama, Javett Art Centre, Pretoria
The British Art Show 9, Hayward Gallery, touring to various locations
Testament, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London

Mixing it Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London
Aesthetics, Tank Shanghai
Give and Give, Bienalsur, Museo Franklin Rawson, San Juan, Argentina
sonsbeek20→24 Force Times Distance – On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies, Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Desert X 2021, Coachella Valley, California
The Space Between Classrooms, Swiss Institute New York
“Carte blanche” to Anne Imhof, Natures Mortes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

20/20, David Zwirner, New York
Summer Exhibition 2020, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum, M WOODS, Beijing (online presentation)
It’s Urgent! – Part IV, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Luma Arles, Parc des Ateliers, Arles
Beings, dépendance, Brussels

Grand Hotel Abyss, steirischer herbst, Graz
Transcorporealities, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
It’s Urgent! – Part II, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Luma Westbau, Zurich
Group Exhibition, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Highlights for a Future: The Collection (1), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent

SIART Bolivia, Bienal Internacional de Arte, Los Origenes de la Noche, La Paz, Bolivia
Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom, Kranzberg Art Foundation, St Louis, USA
IN/SITU at EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago
LEH ZO, A ME KE NDE ZA, Dis-Othering as Method, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants, Industrial Art Biennale, Pula, Croatia
Emerald City, K11 Art Foundation Pop Up Space, Hong Kong
10th Berlin Biennale: We don’t need another hero, Berlin
Actions. The image of the world can be different, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge
David Zwirner: 25 Years, David Zwirner, New York

The Absent Museum, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
Fragile State, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev
Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes, Perez Art Museum, Miami
Archive: Commissions from Performa’s Archive, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Everything we see could also be otherwise (My sweet little lamb), The Show Room, London
Jerusalem Lives (Tahya Al Quds), The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit
A Poet*hical Wager, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates
Stitch, Columbia College of Art & Design, Oslo
Thread Benefit Exhibition, David Zwirner, New York

2nd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2016, Hangzhou, China
3rd Aichi Triennial. Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan, Japan
5th Anyang Public Art Project (APAP), Anyang, Korea
A Joseph Beuys, Galería Cadaqués, Spain
Blackness in Abstraction, Pace Gallery, New York
WORD, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
Not new now, Marrakech Biennale 6, Palais Bahia, Marrakech
Towards a Larger World, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

25th Anniversary Exhibition, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, London
Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as a Universalism, M WOODS, Beijing
Albert the kid is ghosting, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Desire of the Other, Annka Kultys Gallery, London
31st Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts: “Over you / you", Ljubljana
56th Venice Biennale: All the World's Futures, Venice
Artist-in-Residence Program: Autumn Knight, Oscar Murillo, Henry Taylor, Artpace, San Antonio

The Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Justin Matherly, Oscar Murillo, David Ostrowski, Tobias Pils, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
This Has Nothing To Do With Politics, The Function Room, London
Beware Wet Paint, ICA, London, touring to Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
An average work rate with a failed goal, 40mcube, Rennes, France (part of 4th Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d’art contemporain: PLAY TIME)
Made by Brazilians…Creative Invasion, Cidade Matarazzo, São Paulo
Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London
Don’t You Know Who I Am? – Art After Identity Politics, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
The Hawker, dépendance at Carlos/Ishikawa, London
The International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
RE:Painted |Painting from the collection, S.M.A.K., Ghent
Fútebol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Folk Devil, David Zwirner, New York
GRUNDFRAGE (fundamental question), CRAC Alsace
If I was to draw a line, this journey started approximately 400km from the equator, South London Gallery, London
Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Oscar Murillo & Andre Sousa, Fundação Manuel Antonio da Mota, Porto
The Moon Via The Beach, LUMA Foundation, Arles, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, Liam Gillick, Tom Eccles, Philippe Parreno
Movement in Three Parts, Nicole Klagsburn, New York
Into the surface, Brand New Gallery, Milan
Glaze, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris

Jessica Dickinson, Oscar Murillo, Cammie Staros and Phil Wagner, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles
Insurgencies, Angus Hughes Gallery, London
Boomerang, Crisp Gallery, London
Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London
Responsive Eye, London Gallery West (University of Westminster), London

Next/Episodes, Kingsgate Gallery, London
Ratios, Slade School of Fine Art Research Centre, London
Nothing gold can stay part II, Galerie Meinblau, Berlin
Nothing gold can stay, 3YE Project Space, London

mono-ha, Jonathan Vyner/Fortescue Avenue, London
RAW, Soup Gallery, London

A Gothic Story, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Zero de Conduit, Elevator Gallery, London

Selected Public Collections

Aïshti Foundation, Lebanon
Arts Council Collection, England
The Broad, Los Angeles
Dallas Museum of Art
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
Fondazione Prada, Milan
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, England
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
Rubell Museum, Miami
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Seattle Art Museum
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
Taguchi Art Collection, Tokyo
Tate, United Kingdom