The American artist emerged during the 70s as part of the Pictures Generation of artists, but established her signature style during the 80s, when she begun to take pictures of other artists’ works around museums, galleries and art spaces. At the same time, her practice is characterised by the process of constantly re-present or restage her works. In addition to pictures and installations, the artist produced several gallery announcements, posters, magazine covers and matchbooks.

Louise Lawler, 1947, USA

Current Exhibitions

29 Nov — 31 Mar
Taking as starting point Walter Benjamin’s reflections, the exhibition gathers a group of women artists who investigate the traditional canons of production of images in art. The philosopher, in fact, coined the term “optical unconscious”,...

Louise Lawler

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami – ICA

04 Dec — 31 Jan
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents contemporary Conceptual American artist Louise Lawler. Her works tackles the themes of production, circulation, and presentation of art, emerged in the 1970s as part of the Pictures...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Place and Signs

Punta della Dogana
24/03/2019 — 15/12/2019

Past Exhibitions

Double Take

Skarsted London
07/03/2017 — 22/04/2017

The Ends of Collages

Luxembourg & Dayan London
10/03/2017 — 13/05/2017


Campoli Presti – Paris
02/02/2017 — 04/03/2017


Simon Lee, Hong Kong
28/05/2016 — 02/07/2016


Punta della Dogana
17/04/2016 — 20/11/2016

Solo Shows

Louise Lawler – “NO DRONES” , Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
Louise Lawler: No Drones , Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

Group Shows

Wiggle, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
Sundown, Art Bärtschi & Cie | Geneva, Switzerland
I HEAR YOU SEE ME , Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York, USA

Serialities, Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA
Cynthia Daignault: There is Nothing I could Say That I Haven’t Thought Before, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA

open spaces | secret places: Works from the Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, Austria, Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium
The Natural Order of Things, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Psychologie bibliologique – exhibition by Vincent Romagny, mfc – michèle didier, Paris, France

Von Bildern. Strategien der Aneignung, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
BAM at photo l.a. , BAM, Brooklyn, USA