Born in Catania, Italy

Lives and works in London


2000 – 2002 
Goldsmiths University, London, MA Fine Art
1996 – 1999
 Central St Martins college of Art & Design, London, BA Fine Art

Awards and Residencies

2013 Wysing Art Centre, Bourn, Cambridge, UK
2012 Artist in residence, Belvedere and Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
 ACAVA First Base award

Solo Exhibitions
(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2021 Glee, Ridley Road Project Space, London
2020 Vauxhall Ever Green, Hudson Yards, New York
2017 RE-MASTER, Beaconsfield Gallery, London
Vorrei Regnare, Palazzo Vigo, Riposto (CT), Italy
2015 As Unreal as Everything Else, Museo Civico Castelbuono, Italy (C)
2014/2015 Abdomen, Fonti, Naples
2013 The Foreigners Stand Still, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (C)
2011 Year of The Corn, China Art Objects, Los Angeles

Entrano il Coro e gli Attori, Galleria Fonti, Naples
La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France, (C)
2009 Maureen Paley, London
Art Statements, Art Basel, Basel
2008 So this song kills fascists, Art Now, Tate Britain, London
China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles
2007 Galleria Fonti, Naples
Live in Pankow, REC., Berlin
Maureen Paley, London
Imperial, Bureau, Manchester
 Ha Loo Sin Nation, Lawrence O’Hana Gallery, London
Christiane, Shoreditch Electricity Showrooms, London (site specific sound installation)

Group Exhibitions
(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2019-2020 Pushing paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to now, British Museum, London; Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea (travelling) (C)
2019 ME TWO, Opere dalla collezione di Ernesto Esposito, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy
2017 Collection on display: Rituals, Migros Museum, Zurich
The map is more interesting than the territory, Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg
Colloquio Mitico, Fonti, Naples
2014 The influence of furniture on love, Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge, UK
Portrait of the artist as a young (wo)man, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy
Annals of the twenty ninth century, Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge, UK
2013 Girls Can Tell, GAK, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
new work, Sprovieri, London
Cara Domani, works from the Ernesto Esposito collection, Mambo, Museo d’arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy
Cosmic Laughter, timewave zero, then what?, Ursula Blickle Stiftung Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany (C)
History I never lived through (Indirect Witness), Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy
Utopia Gesamtkunstwerk, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria (C)
Le Dernier Roman Du Monde, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany
No New Thing Under The Sun, Royal Academy of Art, London
Performative Attitudes, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland, (C)
SI-Sindrome Italiana, Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, (C)

The Object of The Attack, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
1999, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles
Archeology of Mind, touring exhibition: Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden, Kuntsi, Museum for Contemporary Art, Vasa, Finland.
Italia Italie Italien Italy Waochy, Museo Arcos, Benevento.
Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Yours Mine Ours, University of Essex, Colchester.
 Salon Nouveau, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna.
Nueva Dimension, Hats/Plus, London.
2006 While Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body, migros museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
Beck’s Futures, touring exhibition: ICA, London, CCA (off site), Glasgow, Arnolfini (off site), Bristol, (C).
Figure of the Player, The Paradox of the actor, Collection Lambert En Avignon, France.
Prague Biennial 2, Karlin Hall.
The Black Album, Maureen Paley, London
Contrapop, Vamiali’s , Athens, November
Kick it till it breaks, VTO Gallery, London
Pretty Little Things , The Ship, London
Bootleg, Spitalfields Market, London
Sound and Vision, Royal Festival Hall, London
Penny Dreadfuls, VTO Gallery, London
Unchaperoned, Aroma Project Space, Berlin
 Self Service, 5 Years Gallery, London
 Glossy, Milch Gallery, London
Exhibitionists Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, London


Pancotto Pier Paolo, Seb Patane, Artforum, March 2015
Morton, Tom, Annals of the twenty-ninth century, Frieze, May 2014, pp. 221-222
Pancotto, Pier Paolo, Seb Patane critic’s picks,, July 2013
Trincia, Daniela, Seb Patane, Flash Art July/September 2013, p.106
Bucci, Carlo Alberto, L’arte e’ una danza, La Repubblica, 20 April 2013, p.21
Young, Rob, Cross Platform, Sound in Other Media, Seb Patane, The Wire August 2011, p.18
Taft, Catherine, Seb Patane, China Art Objects, Artforum March 2011, pp. 274-275
Atwood, Roger, Seb Patane, ARTnews, March 2010, p.120.
Milliard, Coline, Seb Patane, Art Monthly, February 2010, pp.28-29.
Riva, Caterina, Emerging Artists; Seb Patane, Kaleidoscope, April – May 2010, pp.96-97.
Shea, Claire, Seb Patane at Maureen Paley,, 21 January 2010.
Gavin, Francesca, Spellbound, Twin, Issue 1, Autumn/Winter 2009, pp.98-103.
Fisher, Alice, Maureen, Fantastic Man, Autumn/Winter 2009, pp.148-155.
Herbert, Martin, Seb Patane, Art Review, December 2009, p.34.
Moro, Michela, Il gran teatro del Lingotto, Vedere a Torino, November 2009, p.5.
Moro, Michela, Più collezionisti, meno soldi (extract), Il Giornale Dell’Arte, November 2009, p. 6.
Rattemeyer, Christian, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection; Catalogue Raisonné, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Wood, Catherine, Seb Patane: Chain Reaction, Flash Art, March 2009, pp.72-74.
Churchill, Abbye, Altered States, Tokion, Vol.2, No.5, 2008, p.22.
Field, Marcus, Jeff Wall, White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London; Seb Patane, Tate Britain, London, The Independent, 2 December 2007.
Focus Italy, Artists Dictionary: Seb Patane, Flash Art, May-June 2008, p.122.
Focus London, Artists Dictionary: Seb Patane, Flash Art, October 2008, p.96.
Potts, Rachel, Art and music now, Garageland, issue 7, 2008.
Sumpter, Helen, Ward, Ossian, Fresh Set of Eyes, Time Out, 23 October 2008, pp.20- 23.
Anyango, Catherine, Contemporaneity: Seb Patane gives it a second chance, Useless, Issue 5, 2007, p. 61.
art round-up: Seb Patane, The London Paper, 6 November 2007, p.15.
Coomer, Martin, Seb Patane: Playing Hard to Get, Art Review, December 2007, pp.60-63.
Filippo, Romeo, Seb Patane: Galleria Fonti,, September 2007.
Razzia, Basso Magazin no. 4 perfectly you, 2007.
Seb Patane, Guardian Guide, 29 December 2007.
Seb Patane, Q&A, 2007.
Seb Patane, Warm Red U, 2007, pp. 3, & 17-19.
Special Guest: Seb Patane, Mousse, Issue 10, September 2007, pp.59-61.
Bowman, Rob and Hoffman, Jens (editors), Beck’s Futures 2006, ICA Exhibitions, 2006, (C).
Clinton, Paul & Patane, Seb,, October 2006.
Coomer, Martin, Beck’s Futures, Modern Painters, p111&112.
Cumming, Laura, Sip it and see, The Observer, 02 April 2006.
Falconer, Morgan, Beck’s Futures, World of Interiors, April 2006.
Hatherill, Chris, Patane and Able, Tank, Volume 4, September 2006, p36-37.
Herbert, Martin, Seb Patane, Modern Painters, November 2006, p106.
J,J, Art Previews: Seb Patane, Dazed & Confused, Vol 2, Issue 41, September 2006, p205.
Kennedy, Alexander, Glasgow International 2006, MAP, Issue 6, Summer 2006, p48-50.
Kent, Sarah, Picture this: Beck’s Futures, Time Out London, 29 March – 05 April 2006, p5.
Lack, Jessica, Preview: Seb Patane, Guardian Guide, 02 – 08 September 2006, p37.
M, A, News: a Beck’s future, Flash Art, No. 249, July – September 2006, p50.
Manchester, Elizabeth, London: Institute of Contemporary Art, Contemporary, No 84, 2006, p67&68.
Patane, Seb, Pull-Out Poster Special!, Super Super, April 2006, p41-44.
Price, Matt, What a performance, Art Review, Vol LXII, March 2006, p25.
Searle, Adrian, Foot Fetish, The Guardian, 04 April 2006.
Sumpter, Helen, Seb Patane, Time Out London, 20 – 27 September 2006, p48.
Williams, Eliza, Flash Art, No. 250, October – November 2006.
Pick of the week, The Guardian Guide, 09 – 15 September 2006, p35.
The glittering prizes, Art Newspaper, March 2006.
Migros Museum, Tema Celeste, March 2006.
News, Art Newspaper, March 2006.
Note to self… This week’s cultural must do list, Time Out, 29 March 2006.
Art Exhibitions: Seb Patane, Hello London, September 2006, p34.
Jones, Jonathan, The Black Album, The Guardian, 10 January 2005.
Lafuente, Pablo, Display – Recent installation photographs from London galleries and venues, Rachmaninoff’s , p 18, p 102.
O’Reilly, Sally, The Black Album, Time Out Magazine, 12-19 JanuaryThornton, Sarah, The Power 100, (extract), Art Review, Volume LVIII, November 2005, p101.
Wood, Catherine, She seemed ready to die daily more than once a day, Untitled, February 2005.
extract from: Prague Biennale Special, Flash Art, July 2005, p142.
Welcome 2 Prague Biennial special, Flash Art, July-September.
SS, Sin Nation,, 31 March.
Art / Performance, Seb Patane,, 31 March.
Aidin, Rose The Outsiders, Vogue UK, May
Herbert, Martin Meltdown: Sound & Vision, Time Out Magazine, 19-25 June.
Williams, Gilda Penny Dreadfuls, Art Monthly, February.