Tim Noble & Sue Webster

Tim Noble (*1966, Stroud, UK), Sue Webster (*1967, Leicester, UK).
Live and work in London.

Tim Noble (1966) & Sue Webster (1976) made their name with their enigmatic sculptures made from salvaged objects (bits of wood, drink cans, scrap iron, cigarette packets, stuffed animals…).

Their carefully orchestrated pieces throw shadows when under lights that shows the contours of characters in different poses.

As the Enfants terribles of the Young British Artists (YBA) movement, the extravagant works of Tim Noble & Sue Webster, are dark but funny, appearing in positive or negative.

While their sculptures often represent themselves, their work is intended as a sharp critique of consumer society, the image of a delicate balance, always on the verge of explosion…

2009
/ Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Art at Nottingham Trent University, U.K

2007
/ ARKEN Prize at Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark


2013
/ Guinness, Louisa. A Decade of Artist’s Jewellery. London: Louisa Guinness Gallery
/ Moszynska, Anna. Sculpture Now. London: Thames & Hudson Limited
/ Putnam, James. Adriano Berengo, et al, eds. Glasstress: White Light | White Heat. London: London
College of Fashion
/ Sperling, Johannes. 1.pers.sing: Künsterkörper zwischen Selbstportät und Performance (The Artist’s
Body Between Self-portrait and Performance). Bielefeld, Germany: Kerber Verlag
/ Turner, Alexis. Taxidermy. London: Thames & Hudson Limited

2012
/ Amirsadeghi, Hossein. Maryam Homayoun Eisler, eds. Sanctuary-Britain’s Artists and their Studios.
London: TransGlobe Publishing Limited
/ Fallah, Amir H. Catlin Moore, et al, eds. Beautiful/Decay (Book 9: The Seven Deadly Sins):
Tim Noble & Sue Webster. Los Angeles: Feral Children Productions, LLC
/ Garzia, Giuseppe. Elisabetta Marchetti, and Gian Luca Tusini, eds. Rifiuti e Società Contemporanea
Arte, Storia e Regole Gluridiche (Waste and Contemporary Society. Art, History, and Law). Roma:
Aracne editrice S.r.l.
/ Harmsen, Lars. Ralf Dabb. Bright!-Typography Between Illustration and Art. Cologne: DAAB MediaGmbH
/ Krämer, Torsten. Skulptur und Plastik—Werkbetrachtungen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart(Plasticand Sculpture—Plant Observations from Antiquity to the Present). Stuttgart: Ernst Klett Verlag
/ Noble, Tim. Sue Webster, Gustav Metzger, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Jon Savage, eds. Nihilistic
Optimistic. London: Blain|Southern

2011
/ Barbe-Gall, Françoise. Commet parler de l’art du xxe siecle aux enfants (A Kid’s Guide to the XXthCentury Art for Adults). Paris: éditions le baron perché
/ Gerken, Ingo. Born After 1924. Manchester: Castlefield Gallery Publications
/ la Placa, Joe. Mark Sanders, and Gilda Williams. Vanitas: The Transience of Earthly Pleasures.
London: All Visual Arts
/ Lomas, David. Narcissus Reflected. London: Reaktion Books Ltd
/ Noble, Tim. Sue Webster, David Adjaye, James Putnam and Louisa Elderton, eds. Tim Noble &
Sue Webster: Turning the Seventh Corner. London: Blain|Southern
/ Noble, Tim. Sue Webster, Jeffrey Deitch, Michael Bracewell, and Nick Cave, eds. British Rubbish.New York: Rizzoli International Publications
/ Pooke, Grant. Contemporary British Art—An Introduction. Abingdon: Routledge
/ Putnam, James. Phantasmagoria. Verona: FaMa Gallery
/ Venet, Diane. From Picasso to Jeff Koons-The Artist as Jeweler. New York: SKIRA

2010
/ Alison, Jane. The Surreal House, 264–265. London: Yale University Press, New Haven & London
/ Batchelor, Tim. Cedar Lewisohn, Martin Myrone, eds. Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, 108. London:Tate Publishing
/ Blow, Detmar, and Tom Sykes, eds. Blow by Blow—The Story of Isabella Blow. London: Harper
Collins Publishers
/ Koons, Jeff. et al, eds. Skin Fruit from the Dakis Joannou Collection, 90–91. New York:New Museum/Distributed Art Publishers
/ Jones, Laura K, and Sue Webster, eds. A Hedonist’s Guide to Art The Keys to the City. London: Hg2/Artica Worldwide Ltd
/ Lindemann, Adam. Collecting Contemporary Art—Stuart Shave. Köln: Taschen GmbH
/ Rink, Martina. Isabella Blow. London: Thames & Hudson
/ Meeuwen, Judith van, and Jantine Kremer, eds. ShadowDance. Amersfoort: Kunsthal KAdE
/ Zelanski, Paul, and Mary Pat Fisher. The Art of Seeing, 8th edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall

2009
/ Baragiola, Francesco. Un Certain Etat Du Monde? (A Certain State of the World?) 68. Italy:
Skira Editore S.p.A
/ Bonham-Carter, Charlotte, and David Hodge, eds. The Contemporary Art Book. London:
Goodman Books
/ Holzwarth, Hans Werner. 100 Contemporary Artists, Volume 2, 428–433. Cologne: Taschen
/ Sanders, Mark, and Sue Webster, eds. 20 Modern Classics, Moscow: Triumph Gallery
/ Tufnell, Ben, and James Putnam, et al, eds. Mythologies, 143–144+. London: Haunch of Venison
/ Vallaud, Pierre. Une Image Peut En Cacher Une Autre, 322. Paris: Éditions de la Réunion des muséesnationaux

2008
/ Cave, Nick. Tim Noble, and Sue Webster, eds. Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (60 page book & 1–track CD).London: Mute Records Limited
/ Gavin, Francesca. Hell Bound—New Gothic Art, 110–115. London: Laurence King Publishing
/ Marzio, Peter C, et al, eds. End Game—British Contemporary Art from the Chaney Family Collection,54–55. New Haven and London: MFA, Houston/Yale University Press
/ Noble, Tim. Sue Webster, James Putnam and Linda Nochlin, eds. Polymorphous Perverse. London:Other Criteria
/ Ocean RA, Humphrey, and Tracey Emin curator. Royal Academy Illustrated, Gallery VIII, 145. London:Royal Academy of Arts
/ Pooke, Grant, and Diana Newall. The Basics—Art History, 128–129+. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
/ Rowan, Tiddy. A guide to Modern + Contemporary Art in the City–London, 74. London: Quadrille
Publishing Ltd

2007
/ Bell, Martin. et al, eds. All Tomorrow’s Pictures. London: Institute of Contemporary Art
/ Blazwick, Iwona, Harland Miller. Reconstruction #2—Sudeley Castle, 30–31. New York: Phillips dePury & Company
/ Fischer, Urs, and Cassandra MacLeod, eds. Factured Figure—Works from the Dakis Joannou
Collection, 37–41+. Athens: DESTE Foundation
/ Gisbourne, Mark, and Ulf Meyer Kueingdorf. Two Artists One Expression, Double Act, II, 54–61, V,128–133. Munich: Prestel Verlag
/ Matt, Gerald. Angela Stief and Edelbert Köb. Traum & Trauma, Dream & Trauma—Works from theDakis Joannou Collection, 132–37. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag
/ McDonald, Alison. Mark Francis and Stefan Ratibor, eds. Pop Art Is:. New Haven and London:
Gagosian Gallery/Yale University Press
/ Woodrow RA, Bill. Royal Academy Illustrated 2007, 182. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd
/ Zabludowicz, Anita. An Archaeology. London: Zabludowicz Art Projects
2006 / Kent, Rachel. Masquerade—Representation and the Self in Contemporary Art, 80–83. Sydney:Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2006
/ Nairne, Sandy, and Sarah Howgate. The Portrait Now, 84–85. London: National Portrait Gallery
Publications, 2006
/ Noble, Tim. Sue Webster, Jeffrey Deitch and Norman Rosenthal, eds. Wasted Youth. New York:
Rizzoli International Publications, 2006
/ Paparoni, Demetrio. Eretica—Transcendenza e profano nell’arte contemporanea (Heretics—TheTranscendent and the Profane in Contemporary Art), 171+. Milan: Skira, 2006

2005
/ Grosenick, Uta, and Burkhard Riemschneider, eds. ART NOW VOL 2, 344–47. New York: Taschen
/ Noble, Tim. Sue Webster and Alicia Murria, eds. The New Barbarians. Málaga: Centro de Arte
Contemporáneo de Málaga
/ Noble, Tim. Sue Webster and Mark Fletcher, eds. The Joy of Sex. Translated by Emma Son andSabine Lee. Seoul: Kukje Gallery
/ Sadowsky, Thorsten. Roberto Casati, Jorgen Dines Johansen, and Anselm Wagner. Shadow Play:Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art, A Homage to Hans Christian Andersen, 198–202. Heidelberg:Kehrer Verlag
/ Testino, Mario. et al, eds. Visionaire 46: Uncensored. Sept. New York: Visionaire Publishing

2004
/ Beauty and the Beast. Rovereto: Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
/ Deitch, Jeffrey. et al, eds. Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection, 196–200, 298–312.Athens: DESTE Foundation
/ Maison Rouge, Isabelle de. Mythologies personnelles—L’art contemporain et l’intime, 53. Paris:
Éditions Scala
/ Rosenblum, Robert. Introducing Gilbert & George, 10. London: Thames & Hudson

2003
/ Craig, Patsy. Gemano Cleant, and William Furlong. Making Art Work: The Mike Smith Studio, 353–85.London: Trolley
/ de Cruz, Gemma, and Franca Sozzani. British Artists at Work. Photography by Amanda Eliasch.
198–205. Paris: Assouline
/ Ellis, Patricia, and Charles Saatchi. 100: The Work that Changed British Art, 151, 196–99, 215–16.London: Jonathan Cape
/ Bonami, Francesco, and Raf Simon. The Fourth Sex: Adolescent Extremes, 153. Stazione Leopolda,Florence, Italy. Milan: Edizioni Charta

2002
/ Collings, Matthew. Art Crazy Nation: the post-Blimey! art world, 174–176. London: 21 Publishing Ltd
/ Gether, Christian. et al, eds. Communicating in a Junk Culture: Tim Noble and Sue Webster: FallingApart, ARKEN Bulletin vol. 1, 6–15. Arken: Arken Museum of Modern Art
/ LeVitte Harten, Doreet. et al, eds. Melodrama, 16–17. Spain: ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Centro JoséGuerrero, Granada; MARCO, Vigo
/ de Ocampo, Brooke. Stuart Shave, et al, eds. Bright Young Things, London. 138–45. Photography byJonathan Becker. Paris: Assouline
/ Sozzani, Franca, and Luca Stoppini. KARTell: 150 items 150 artworks, 246–47. Milan: Skira Editore
/ Dean, Cecilia. Stephen Gan, James Kaliardos, and Greg Foley, eds. Visionaire 38: Love, 144–45.June. New York: Visionaire Publishing

2001
/ Buck, Louisa, and George Melly, eds. 2001 A Space Oddity, The Colony Room Club. London: A22Projects
/ Deitch, Jeffrey. Form Follows Fiction. Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin. Milan:Edizioni Charta
/ Ellis, Patricia. New Labour. London: Saatchi Gallery
/ Greenberg Rohatyn, Jeanne, et al. Casino 2001: 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, 122–125, 240.Ghent: S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst
/ Millard, Rosie. The Tastemakers: U.K. Art Now, 87–90. London: Thames & Hudson
/ Noble, Tim, Sue Webster and Larry Johnson, eds. Instant Gratification. Beverly Hills: Gagosian Gallery
/ Gregos, Katerina. Shortcuts: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, 64–70. Nicosia: Nicosia
Municipal Arts Centre, Cyprus
/ Testino, Mario, Stephen Gan, et al, eds. Visionaire 35: Man. June. New York: Visionaire Publishing
/ Settembrini, Luigi. The 1st Bienal de Valencia: communication between the arts, 190. Valencia, Spain.Milan: Edizioni Charta


2000
/ Buck, Louisa. Moving Targets 2: A User’s Guide to British Art Now, 128–130, 144+. London: TatePublishing
/ Cooper, Jeremy. no FuN without U: the art of Factual Nonsense, 144–45. London: Ellipsis Arts
/ Mordechi, Prof. Omer. Exposure, Recent Acquisitions of the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, O.R.S. Ltd,042–043. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Museum of Art
/ Gether, Christian, Stine Høholt. Mennesket: Et halvt århundrede set gennem kroppen (Man—Body inArt from 1950 to 2000.) 166–67. Copenhagen: ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
/ Hulten, Pontus. Absolut Art, 166–67. Stockholm: V&S Vin Sprit AB/The Absolut Company
/ Joannou, Dakis, et al. Masters of the Universe: Talking Rubbish. Athens: Deste Foundation
/ Rosenthal, Norman and Max Wigram, eds. Sex and the British, 53–57, 60. Paris, Salzburg: Galerie
Thaddaeus Ropac,
/ Rosenthal, Norman, Max Wigram, Michael Bracewell, et al. Shadowplay, Apocalypse: Beauty andHorror in Contemporary Art, 162–77. London: Royal Academy of Arts

1999
/ LaChapelle, David. Hotel LaChapelle, 77, 108. New York: Little, Brown and Co
/ Minogue, Kylie, et al, eds. Kylie. London: Booth-Clibborn Editions
/ Noble, Tim, Sue Webster, David Barrett and Stuart Shave, eds. The New Barbarians. London: ModernArt Inc!
/ Price, Dick, Richard Cork and Sarah Kent, eds. Young British Art: The Saatchi Decade, 496–97.
London: Booth-Clibborn Editions
/ Barrett, David, Richard Benson and FAT. Shopping. 15–21 Ganton Street, London, UK: FAT Bag Project

1998
/ Dean, Cecilia, James Kaliardos and Isabella Blow, eds. Isabella Blow’s Fantasy, Visionaire 26: Fantasy.Aug. New York: Visionaire Publishing
/ Price, Dick. The New Neurotic Realism. London: Saatchi Gallery

1997
/ John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, 45. London: National Portrait Gallery

1996
/ Noble, Tim, Sue Webster and Independent Art Space. British Rubbish. London: Independent Art
Space
/ New Contemporaries, 47, Tate Gallery Liverpool and Camden Arts Centre, Liverpool: New
Contemporaries (1988) Ltd


National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, USA; Tate Modern, London,UK; The Freud Museum, London, UK; CAC Málaga, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Málaga, Spain;Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; MoMA PS1, New York, USA; Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece;b-05 Art and Design Center, Montabaur, Germany;The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK;The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK; Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, the Netherlands; Tate Britain,London, UK; New Museum, New York, USA; Science Museum, London, UK; The Gervasuti Foundation,Venice, Italy; Bruce Museum, Greenwich, USA; Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France;Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen,Germany; Mücsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla,Spain; Center for the Arts, New York, USA; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; Kunsthalle zu Kielder Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany; Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; Museo d’ArteModerna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy; Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany;Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; ARTIUM Vitoria-Gasteiz, Granada, Spain; Centro JoséGuerrero, Granada, Spain; MARCO, Vigo, Spain;The Frances Lehman Loeb Arts Center, Vassar College,New York, USA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent,Belgium; Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia;Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; The British Museum, London, UK; Kunsthalle zuKiel, Kiel, Germany; , Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Cyprus; The Design Museum, London, UK; CollectionFrançois Pinault Foundation, Lille 3000, Lille, France; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Museum ofContemporary Art, Denver, USA; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna,Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Museum der Moderne, Slazburg, Austria;Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria;Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Royal Academy of Arts, London,U.K; University Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, New York, USA; National Portrait Gallery, London,U.K; Liverpool and Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
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