Ceal Floyer


Ceal Floyer was born in 1968 in Pakistan, lives and works in Berlin. She is represented by Esther Schipper Gallery and Lisson Gallery.

Conceptual artist, celebrated for her deft manoeuvres in everyday situations, testing the slippage between function and implication, the literal and the imagined.- Working in film and installation, she reconfigures familiar objects as sources of surprise and humour. Such adjustments in usage draw on an acute sense of the absurd, with an economy of language that makes a powerful argument for beauty in the detail. Viewers are nudged to double take, and on closer inspection, recognise a sparse kind of poetry. Floyer’s clarity of thought and the elegantly concise presentation of her ideas resonate through all areas of her practice. The deceptive simplicity of the work is informed by Floyer’s particular sense of humour and an awareness of the absurd. Floyer uses double-takes and shifting points of view to force the viewer to renegotiate their perception of the world.

Ceal Floyer was born in 1968 and lives and works in Berlin. She completed a BFA at Goldsmiths College, London (1994). Solo exhibitions include Kolnischer Kunstverein (2013), DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal (2011), Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), (2010), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2009), KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin (2009) and MADRE, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy (2008). Among many group exhibitions, she recently participated in the Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong and documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (both 2012). She won the Preis der Nationalgalerie Fur Junge Kunst, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2007) and the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (2009).

Ceal Floyer

Current Exhibitions

Ceal Floyer

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

27 Sep — 31 Aug
Every year Neuer Berliner Kunstverein’s façade becomes the basis for the intervention of a contemporary artist, to serve as connection and introduction to the indoor exhibition area. Artist Ceal Floyer...

Past Exhibitions

Podría Ser (Una Flecha): Una Lectura De La Colección Jumex

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
29/11/2018 — 31/03/2019

Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art

South London Gallery
22/09/2018 — 18/11/2018


Lisson Gallery, 67 Lisson Street
15/07/2016 — 27/08/2016

Light Show

Sharjah Art Foundation
19/09/2015 — 12/12/2015

Ceal Floyer at Museion

01/02/2014 — 04/05/2014