Jeremy Shaw is a Canadian artist living and working in Berlin. Developing his artistic practice primarily across video and Kirlian photography, a technique used to capture electrical discharges, Shawn investigates altered mental states, focusing on the aesthetic and scientific valences of psychedelics, creating a link between the art and science of drug research, and revealing the difficulty of creating an optic record of an experience.

Jeremy Shaw
North Vancouver, 1977

Solo Shows


Manifesta 11: What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures, Kunsthalle Zürich, CH

Towards Universal Pattern Recognition, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany


Degenerative Imaging in the Dark, Lambdalambdalambda, Pristina, KOS

Medium-Based Time, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA


Hot 100s, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, DE

Quickeners, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, DE


Variation FQ, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, DE

Transcendental Capacity, Macauley Fine Arts, Vancouver, CA


Best Minds, MoMA PS1, New York, US

Storming Heaven (From Home), Fondation Gutzwiller, Zurich, CH


Single Channel Higher States, SAMSA, Berlin, DE

Lot #422, Every Letter in the Alphabet (Geoffrey Farmer), Vancouver, CA


This Transition Will Never End #6, TIFF Future Projections, Toronto, CA

Something’s Happening Here!, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, CA


This Transition Will Never End, Blanket Contemporary, Vancouver, CA

Group Shows


Charles Blanc-Gatti. Hypthèses d’une généalogie, Musée d’art de Pully, Switzerland

Sobey Art Award, National Gallery of Canada, CA

In the Belly of the Whale, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

KOSMO, Kevin Space, Vienna, AU

Fade into You (One Day Screening), Kunsthalle Mainz, DE


Passion – Fan Behaviour and Art, Kunsthaus im KunstKulturQuartier, Nürnberg, DE

Verborgene Kräfte, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, DE

What We Call Love (curated by Christine Macel), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE

Neo-Tokyo, Modern Art Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo, JP

Passion – Fan Behaviour and Art, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Interstate 10 Freeway, El Paso, US

Biennale of Moving Image, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, AU


Quickeners, Migrating Forms Festival, BAM, NYC, USA

In the Heat of the Night, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE

Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Extinction Marathon: Vision of the Future, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK

Shine A Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CA

Surface Modelling (curated by Carson Chan), Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, AU

Re-Discovery II (curated by Janneke Devries), Autocenter, Berlin, DE

Biennale of Moving Image, Centre Art Contemporair, Geneva, CH

Altered States, Macaulay & Co. Fine Arts, Vancouver, CA

Manifest Destiny (L.A.N.D Public Project), Interstate 10 Freeway, US


David Cronenberg: Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, CA

12th Biennale de Lyon (with Palais de Tokyo), Lyon, FR

Contemporary Art Club #2, Stedelijk Museum (off-site), Amsterdam, NL

The Biennial of the Americas, Denver, US

Love to Love You, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA, US

Girls Can Tell, GAK Gesellschaft fur aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, DE

David Cronenberg: Transformation, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, CA

Gegenwelten, Romer und Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, DE


Contemporary Art Club, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

One on One, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

The Dark Cube, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, FR

The Human Senses and Perception in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, State of the Art Photography, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, DE

Contacts & Details

City of birth: North Vancouver Country of birth: Canada Date of birth: 1977 Lives in: Berlin, Germany