David Mach

1956  Born in Methil, Fife

1974-79  Duncan of Jordanston College of Art, Dundee
1975  Pat Holmes Memorial Prize.
1976  Duncan of Drumfork Travelling Scholarship
1977  SED minor travelling scholarship
1978  SED major travelling scholarship
1979-82  Royal College of Art (RCA), London.
1982  RCA Drawing Prize
1988  Nominated for the Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London.
1992  Won Lord Provost’s Award, RGI, Glasgow
1998  Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Arts
1999  Visiting Professor, Sculpture Department, Edinburgh College of Art
2000  Appointed Professor of Sculpture, Royal Academy Schools, London
2002  Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Dundee University
2004  Made Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy
First Visiting Professor of Inspiration and Discovery at the University of Dundee (Scotland)
2006  Elected to the board of the National Portrait Gallery
2011   Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award 2011 winner for Precious Light
Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art

David Mach, New Works, Forum Gallery, NY
Precious Light – Palazzo Frangini, Venice
“Mach goes Commando”, Lochgelly
David Mach-Precious Light, Galway, Ireland
Mach-Mania : the David Mach Show, Opera Gallery, HK
David Mach-Precious Light, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh
“Iconography”, Opera Gallery, London
Mach, Opera Gallery, Geneva
“Size doesn’t matter”, Art Center de Vishal, Haarlem, Holland
“Breaking Images”, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
“David Mach”, DUTAC, Dubai
“Tête à Tête”, Jill George Gallery, London
“David Mach-In Seine”, Opera Garnier, Paris
“David Mach”, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles
“Postcard Collages”, Jill George Gallery, London
“Iconography”, Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
“David Mach”, Forum Gallery, NY
“David Mach”, Dundee
“Visit London”, Touring exhibition, London, Milan, Berlin, Barcelona
“The State of Heads”, Jill George Gallery, London
“Fortune”, Mint Club, Hong Kong
“New Collages and Sculpture, Forum Gallery, NY
“New Collages”, Jill Georges Gallery, London
“Straight Up”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
Drawings, Marks & Spencer Head Office, London
“Hell Bent”, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
“New Collages of London”, Jill Georges Gallery, London
Touring exhibition of original artwork of “Portrait of Britain” – 17 different venues
Galerie IUFM Confluence(s), Lyons
Hugo Boss, Rome
“David Mach”, Galeria Communale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
“The Mild Bunch”, APT Gallery, London
“David Mach at the Advance Factory”, Kilkenny
“Species”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
“New Drawings”, Jill George Gallery, London
“The National Portrait” commissioned for the Self Portrait Zone, The Dome, Greenwich, London
“Columns”, CRDC, Nantes
“Drawings”, École des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France
“Train”, Darlington, UK
“David Mach”, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
Touring Exhibition of Drawings, Cyprus
“The Great Outdoors”, Centre for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati. USA
“David Mach”, Laurence Graham, London
“Heavy Duty”, Hamumche Gallery, Tel-Aviv
“The Last Detail”, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris
“New Drawings”, Jill George Gallery, London
“The Revels”, International Arts Festival, Melbourne
“Naked”, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London
Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull
“Whirl”, Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge
“David Mach: Sculpture”, Sunderland City Art Gallery
Matchheads”, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
“Drawings”, Jill George Gallery, London
“David Mach”, Galerie Andate/Ritorno, Geneva
“Fully Furnished”, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
“Freeze”, Musée Leon Dierx, Reunion Island
“Drawings”, CASK, Kitakyushu (Japan)
“Hako”, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
“Likeness Guaranteed”, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
“Headcase”, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Sculpture Installation in the Sun Pavilion, Harrogate
“Temple at Tyre”, Leith Docks, Edinburgh
“David Mach”. Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
“David Mach: Sculpture”, Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
“Between the Lines”, Hakone Open-Air Museum (Japan)
“David Mach: New Work”, Studio Casoli, Milan
“Square Town/Town Square”, Seagate Gallery, Dundee
“Matchheads”, the Gallery, Essex University, Colchester
“Flayed, Stretched and Tanned”, Walsall Art Gallery, Walsall
Orpheus Gallery, Belfast
Barbara Toll Fine Art, NY
“Welcome to Euromach”, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris
“David Mach: Sculpture”, Ace Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“David Mach: Sculpture”, Maurice Keitelman Gallery, Brussels
Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
“It Takes Two”, Euston Square Gardens, London
“Here to stay”, Tramway, Glasgow
“Chicago Trophies”, Chicago Art Fair, Chicago
“Over to the Right a Bit”, House of Ukrainian Artists, Kiev
“Creature Comforts”, Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts, Pittsburgh
“Stream of Consciousness”, Artspace, San Francisco
“David Mach”, FGG Gallery, Frankfurt
“Tamed, Trained and Framed”, Maurice Keitelman Gallery, Brussels
“Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité-A New Utopia”, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris
“Ploughman’s Lunch”, Middleton Hall, Milton Keynes
“Kissin Cousins”, Hamburg Messe, Hamburg
“Along Classic Lines”, Melbourne Spoleto Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
“Home Cookin”, Galerie 175, Brussels
“Wet and Dry”, Cultural Centre, Madrid
“Five easy Pieces”, Barbara Toll Fine Art, NY
“A Hair’s Breadth”, Brooklyn Museum, NY
“A Hundred and One Dalmatians”, Tate Gallery, London
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada)
“A Million Miles Away”, Barbara Toll Fine Art, NY
“Signs of Life”, Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt (Belgium)
“Multi-Storey Car Park”, BBC Television Centre, London
“A Nice Location”, Kawasaki City Museum, Tokyo
“The Art that Came Apart”, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal
“David Mach”, Galerie Ek’Ymose 1, Bordeaux
“Parvis 2”, Tarbes (France)
Galerie Antada/Ritorno, Geneva
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Centre du Verre, Paris
“Si avui t’endinses en els boscos”, Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona
“Adding Fuel to the Fire”, Metronom Gallery, Barcelona
“Natural Causes”, Wiener Secession, Vienna
One of two British Representatives at the 19th Biennale, Sao Paolo
“Chinese Whispers”, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London
Cleveland Art Gallery, Middlesbrough
“David Mach Roadshow”, Barbara Toll Fine Art, NY
Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto
Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning (Denmark)
“Fuel for the Fire”, Riverside Studios, London
Seagate Gallery, Dundee
“If you go down to the woods”, Corner House, Manchester
“Chimney Sweep”, Town Hall, Manchester
Sherratt & Hughes Bookshop, Leadenhall market, London
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford
Hacienda Club, Manchester
“Towards a Landscape”, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Galerie Foksal, Warsaw
Stoke City Museum, Stoke-on-Trent
Mock Shop, Kingston Polytechnic, London
Castaways, Galerie Antada/Ritorno, Geneva
Ateliers Contemporains d’Arts Plastiques, St Brieuc, France
Polaris, Installation made out of old tyres, outside the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank London.
Lisson Gallery, London
New 57 Gallery, London
Galerie t Venster, Rotterdam
Richard Booth Bookshop, Hay-on Wye (Wales)


Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
The Thief, Crucible 2, Pangolin, Gloucester Cathedral
What Marcel Duchamps taught me, The Fine Art Society, London
Open Art Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Post Pop: East Meets West,The Saatchi Gallery, London
Contemporary Emotion, Opera Gallery, London
Odyssey, Bo.Lee Gallery, UK
Royal Scottish Academy 187th Annual Exhibition
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
The Many Faces of David Bowie, Opera London
“Ron Arad / David Mach”, Opera Gallery, Singapore
“Rehab, Tribute to Duchamp”, Opera Gallery, Seoul
Twelve Royal Academicians In Edinburgh, The Scottish Gallery
The British Cut, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
“I want to be loved by you, …” Opera Gallery, Paris
David Mach and Julian Opie, Opera Gallery Geneva
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
A Celebration, Beaux Arts, London
“Visage”, Opera Gallery, Seoul
RA Now, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Uncommon Ground – Alternative Realities, Forum Gallery, NY
The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, London
Miami Project with Forum Gallery, Miami
“Already Made”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
“Beast”, Pangolin Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
Royal Academicians, Seongnam Art Centre, South Korea
The Power of Making, V&A, London
Tohoku-Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Masters, Galerie de L’alpage III, France
“Au-delà du réel, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
“Crucible” Gloucester Cathedral, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, Gloucestershire
“10 Dialogues: Richard Demarco, Scotland and the European Avant-Garde” The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
“Academicians”- Eileen Cooper,David Mach, Neil McPherson, Michael Visocchi, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
“10 Dialogues: Richard Demarco, Scotland and the European Avant-Garde” The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
“Influence Pop”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
“The Scottish Show”, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, USA
“Inspired”, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
“Vraoum ! Tresors de la bande dessinée et Art contemporain”, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
“March & Fieldler”, Opera Gallery, NY
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
Signal 8: Summer Salon Show”, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Edition, Edition, Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast
Art Moderne, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
“The Opening”, Opera Gallery, Monaco
“New Acquisitions”, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
“Icons”, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate
“Traces of Siamese Smile: Art+Faith+Politics+Love” Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
“The Scottish Show”, University of Las Vegas, USA
Opening Emotions, Opera Gallery, Dubai
Sterling Stuff II, Pangolin, London
“David Mach in Seine”, Opera Garnier, Paris
“Rummage”, Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester
“David Mach”, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
“The Contemporary Landscape Show”, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
“Summer Exhibition, Royal Academicians”, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate
“Iconography”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
“David Mach”, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Observation and Transcendence: person and Object in Art, Taiwan
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
“Oink, Moo, Baa: Animals in Art”, Delaware Centre for contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
“Il était une fois Walt Disney-Aux sources de l’Art des Studios Disney”, Galerie National du Grand Palais
“FIAC 2006-Tuileries”, monumental sculptures, Parc des Tuileries, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
“Off the Walls”, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
“Royal Academicians in China”, Beijing, April; Shanghai, Sept; Royal Academy London, Dec-Jan 2006
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
“Soul”, Episcopal Seminar of Bruges, Bruges, Belgium
“Effervescence, la sculpture “anglaise” dans les collections publiques françaises de 1969-1989”, Musée des Beaux Arts d’Angers
“The Reality Show: The Big Picture”, Fergusson Gallery, Peninsula Fine Arts Centre, Newport News, VA
“Winter Show”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
“Happy Birthday”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris
“So British”, Collection of Institut d’art contemporain de Villerbanne, FRAC Rhônes-Alpes, Galeries Poirel, Nancy
“2003 Beaufort”, PMMK, Musée d’art Moderne d’Ostende, Belgium; Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
“La Fête”, ,touring exhibition, espace Bellevue, Biarritz, France;
Museo Valenciano de la illustracion y la modernidad, Valencia, Spain
British Society of Graduate Artists and Designers Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
“London Underground”, Fine Art Museum, Taipei
“Between Earth and Heaven”, PMMK, Ostend
Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
“One Tree”, travelling exhibition
“Carnaval des Animaux”, Den Haag
Galerie Het Cleyne Huys, La Haye, Holland
“London Underground”, Sungkok Museum, Seoul
“In collaboration with David Mach” AT Kearney Ltd, London
“2001 International Container Arts Festival”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
L’Homme qui marche…”, Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris
“People in Motion”, Den Haag
Eye of the Storm”, Parco la Mandria, Turin
“Artaid 2000, Vinopolis Gallery, London At Home with Art” touring exhibition started at Tate Britain and then various venues in England
“Sculptuur 99, Den Haag
“Contemporary Sculpture”, Ace Art Inc., NY
“min or meer”, Amstelven, Tidjelik, Holland
“Transistors”, Hashimoto Museum of Art, Morioka, Japan; Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
“A Cloudburst of Material Possessions”, touring exhibition
“David Mach and Zadok Ben-David”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv
“Framed”, with Harald Vlugt, Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam
“Sculpture in the Close”, Jesus College, Cambridge
“30 Artistes pour la Liberté”, Elac, Lyon
“Dialogues de Paix”, Palais des Nations, Geneva
“British Sculpture”, Beaux Arts, London
“Summer Show”, William Jackson Gallery, London
“A Changing World: Fifty Years of Sculpture from the British Council Collection”, The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg
Absolut Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
“Vormin Herhaling”, Jansen & Kooy, Amsterdam
“Summer Seen”
Sculpture Garden, Lewisham Town Centre, London
“Challenging Perspectives”, Ash Gallery, Edinburgh
“New Purchases, National Art Collection Fund”, Sothebys, London
Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Millfield School, Somerset
“Sculpture Biennal”, Jesus College, Cambridge
“Critics Choice”, Cooling Gallery, London
“Decade Show”, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art,
City Museum and Art Galleries and various sites around Dundee
“The Selected Line”, William Jackson Gallery, London
“Guillaume Bijl, Marcel Duchamp, David Mach, Jurg Moser, Carmen Perrin”, Galerie Moi-Farine, Geneva
William Jackson Gallery, London
“Summer Exhibition”, Royal Academy of Art, London
“Kunst Europa”, Karlsruhe (Germany)
“Selected Artists”, Galerie Nikki Marquardt, Paris
“Virtue and Vision: Sculpture and Scotland 1540-1990”, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
“Espace”, Sculptors’ Society of Ireland, Dublin
“Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings”, William Jackson Gallery, London
“Guillaume Bijl, David Mach, Carmen Perrin”, Galerie Andata/Ritorno, Geneva
“Scottish Art Since 1990”, Scottish Gallery, London
“Scottish Art Since 1900”, Barbican, London
National Garden Festival, Gateshead
“Three Scottish Sculptors”, Biennale, Venice
“Die Collectie Alsnoch”, Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt (Belgium)
“Sculptors Work on Paper”, Flowers East, London
“New Purchases”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
“British Art Now: A Subjective View”, touring exhibition in Japan visiting Setagaya Museum, Tokyo; Fukuoka Art Museum; Nagoya City Art Museum; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art; and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening exhibition, Barbizon Gallery, Glasgow
“Scottish Art Since 1900”, National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
“Contemporary British Art, Hammond Gallery, Lancaster, Ohio
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
“Off the Beaten Track”, UK/LA Festival, UCLA, Los Angeles
“New Directions: New Attitudes in Scottish Art”, touring exhibition in Yugoslavia
“New British Art”, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
“Wakefield 100”, Wakefield
Henley Arts Festival, Henley-on-Thames
British Arts Retrospective, touring exhibition in France
“2D/3D”, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon Tyne
Sutton College of Further Education, Sutton, Coldfield
Idsall School, Shifnal, Shropshire
City Artists Gallery, London
“The British Edge”, ICA, Boston
“Stichting Art Paper 87”, Jan Van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht
“Zomerfestyn 87”, Amsterdam
“Century 87”, Amsterdam
“Black and White”, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London
“The Vigorous Imagination”, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
“Metal and Motion”, Brighton
“The Vessel”, Serpentine Gallery, London
“International Iron Sculpture Symposium”, Kitakyushu (Japan)
“Cnversions”, Germans van Eck Gallery, NY
“sculpture in the City”, Bath
“Spring Fling”, Edinburgh
International Garden Festival, Stoke-on Trent
Batley Art Gallery, Huddersfield
“Painting and Sculpture Today: 1986”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
“Contrariwise”, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
“Still Life”, Barbara Toll Fine Art, New York
“Royal Scotsman”, (production and exhibition of work on Royal Scottish Train)
“Beelden op de Berg”, Wageningen (The Netherlands)
“The interim Art Wall, Ceiling Floor Show”, with Artangel Roadshow, London
“Automobiennale”, Middlelheim Museum, Antwerp
“David Mach, Colin Nicholas”, London Business School, London
Canterbury Fringe Festival
“Impulse”, Galerie Loehrl, Monchengladbach (Germany)
Scottish Travelling Drawing Show
FRAC de Rhônes-Alpes Touring exhibition in France
“New Directions”, Cleveland Art Gallery, Middlesbrough
“Plus Value”, Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
“Acquisitions”, Fond Régional Art Contemporain de Rhônes-Alpes (France)
International Garden Festival, Liverpool
“Art Within Reach”, Air Gallery, London
“Paper Trails”, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
“Repeats”, Coracle Press, London
“Demarcation”, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
“Festival à la Bastion”, Geneva
“Art bon the Map”, Canterbury Fringe Festival, Canterbury
“L’Hotel Revisité” (presented by FondationCharles Jourdan), Avenue de New York, Paris
“Low-Tech”, Coracle Press at Rees Martin Fine Art Services, London
“Truc et Troc, Leçons des choses”, ARC, Paris
“young Blood”, Riverside Studios, London
“Beelden/Sculpture”, Lijnbaancentrum, Rotterdam
“Necessités”, Chateau de la Roche Jagu, Brittany
“Danse à Aix”, Aix en Provence
“Diagonale”, Espace Montevideo, Antwerp
“British Sculpture 83”, Hayward Gallery, London
“Sculptors’ Drawings”, Air Gallery, London
“Sculpture Symposium”, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
“Arts 83”, Ateneum Museum, Helsinki
“Art Ink 83”, ICA, London
Hildebrandtstrasse, Dosseldorf
“Sculpture at the Open Air Theatre”, Regent’s Park, London
“London/New York”, Lisson Gallery, London

2014       War Memorial, Leven, Scotland
2012       The Vinadio Giants, VIAPAC Project, Regione Piemonte, Vinadio, Italy
2011       “It Takes two to Tango” Ville de Marseille
2002       Collage Portrait of Glasgow commissioned by Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow
2000      Unveiled “Good Guys, Bad Guys”, Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, sculpture commissioned by Chesterfield Council
Unveiled “Scramble”, Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, second sculpture commissioned by Chesterfield Council
1999       Unveiled “Big Heids”, three sculptures sited by the M8 motorway in North Lanark, Scotland, commissioned by North
Lanark Council
Installed “A National Portrait”, a 225’x10’ collage of Britain, commissioned by the NMEC for the Self Portrait Zone of
the Millennium Dome at Greenwich
1998       Installed gargoyle sculpture commissioned by the town of Nicosia, Cyprus
1997       Installed “It Takes Two”, on Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, for Sidney International Arts Festival
Unveiled “Train”, Britain’s largest contemporary public sculpture in Darlington, commissioned by Darlington Council,
Morrison Supermarkets and Northern Arts
1996       “Urn”, commissioned for their collection by McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
Installed “Some of the People”, Partick Underground Station, Glasgow, commissioned to celebrate the Centenary of the
1994       “Kiss and Tell”, second commission for Union de Banques Suisses, Geneva
“Temple at Tyre”, Leith Docks, Edinburgh, commissioned by Edinburgh City Council to support their bid to be City of
Architecture and Design
1993       “All around the Houses”, commissioned by Union de Banques Suisses for their new headquarters building in Geneva
1989       “Out of Order”, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames