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Oliver Osborne

Born 1985 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Lives and works in Berlin



2011 Postgraduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools, London

2008 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 More Birth, More Education, More Leisure, More Death, Peles Empire, Berlin

Birth, Education, Leisure, Death, Giò Marconi, Milan

2018 Bonnie, Bonner Kunstverein

2017 Schwäbischer Hedonismus, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

2016 European Paintings, Peles Empire, Berlin

False Friends Falsche Freunde, Vilma Gold, London

2015 The Neck, Giò Marconi, Milan

Oliver Osborne, Catherine Bastide, Brussels

Masculina och Feminina (Europa), Carl Kostyal, Stockholm

2013 Anna, Vilma Gold, London

Otto, Frutta, Rome

2010 Buy a good bed and good shoes, if you are not in one you are in the other, Peles Empire, London


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Editions, Peles Empire, Berlin

2018 The Revolutionary Suicide Regiment Band Part 2, Rob Tufnell, London

Empire/Osborne, Moran Moran, Los Angeles

2017 Plant Scenery of the World, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Summerfest 2017, Max Hetzler, Berlin

L’Été plus vaste que l’Empire…, Wentrup, Berlin

Monday is a day between Sunday and Tuesday, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Home is not a place, German Embassy, London, curated by Coralie von Bismarck

2015 The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow

The Funnies, MOT International, Brussels

The Written Trace, Paul Kasmin, New York

Yes We’re Open, Gió Marconi, Milan

2014 The Go Between, curated by Eugenio Viola, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples and Sprovieri, London

Oliver Osborne, Emanuel Röhss, Max Ruf, Kostyál, London

Everything Falls Faster Than An Anvil, Pace Gallery, London

Frauen, Die Ausstellung, Autocenter, Berlin

New Order: British Art Today II, Saatchi Gallery, London

Bloody English, OHWOW, Los Angeles

2013 Grand Opening, Frutta, Roma

The Writing is on the Wall, Jonathan Viner, Margate

Degrees of Separation, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris

Yes I will Yes, American Contemporary, New York

Group Show, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angles

Paradise Garage, Kinman, London

Friendship in six planes, with Tomas Downes, Peles Empire, London

We outsourced everything and now we’re bored, L’Atelier Kunst Spiel Raum, Berlin

2012 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial and ICA, London

Jack Lavender, Oliver Osborne, Marco Palmieri, The Approach, London

The Response, The Sunday Painter, London

Painting, is a painting, is a painting, Cul de Sac, London

2011 The Call (FCO-CLJ-LTN), Peles Empire, Cluj-Napoca, Off-Site,

19 Great Sutton Street, London

Karl Orton, Oliver Osborne, Tomas Downes, Galerie Eva Winkeler, Cologne

2010 Men, OrtonNL, Rotterdam

Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2009 Lucky PDF Lightbox, Bold Tendencies III, London


Selected Bibliography

2017 Catriona Gallagher, “Plant Scenery of the World”, MAP Magazine, August 2017

2016 Barry, Robert, “Everything is A picture: The False Friends Of Oliver Osborne”, The Quietus, Online, 22nd May 2016

Myers, Terry R., Hatfull, Nicholas, “European Paintings”, Mousse, 2016

2015 Bordignon, Elena, “I rebus di Oliver Osborne – Giò Marconi, Milan”, Atp Diary, July 2015

“The Neck. Oliver Osborne”, Cura Magazine, online, July 2015

Oliver Osborne, “The Neck”, Wall Street International, online, June 2015

Oliver Osborne cover of arte e critica city listings insert, June 2015

Florian, Federico, “Review, Oliver Osborne Milan, Giò Marconi”, Art In America, October 2015

“Feelings: Soft Art”, Skira Rizzoli, 2015

2014 “100 Painters of Tomorrow”, Thames and Hudson

Forbes, Alexander, “10 Smart Buys at Art Basel Satelite Fairs”, Artnet, 19 June 2014

Trembley, Nicolas, “Oliver Osborne”, Numero No156, September 2014

Santandrea, Guido, “Oliver Osborne and the visual communication”, arte e critica 77, Winter 2014, p.56-58

Carmichael, Eliza. Carmichael, Seth, “25 Artists to watch in 2014”, Complex Magazine, online, Jan 2014

2013 Harbison, Isobel, CURA. Magazine – Issue 13, Cover and text

Harbison, Isobel, Frieze Magazine – Issue 150, Review of Jack Lavender,

Oliver Osborne & Marco Palmieri

Anna, “Oliver Osborne”, Cura online, 2013

“PV of the week: Oliver Osborne/Luca Knipscher at Vilma Gold”, Dazed online, 2013

2012 Homersham, Lizzie, “Review of The Response”, Frieze online,

Harbison. Isobel, “Jack Lavender, Oliver Osborne, Marco Palmieri”, Frieze Issue 150, October 2012

Oliver Osborne

5.5.2020, 2020

Oil on linen

21¼ × 19 inches



Oliver Osborne

Untitled, 2015

Silkscreen and acrylic on linen

85 1/4 x 70 3/4 inches


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