Born England 1961, lives and works in South Lanarkshire


1986-1989   BA Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
1979-1983   BA English, University of Kent
Solo Exhibitions    
2006   We are not dead, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2005   Evolution isn’t over yet, Huddersfield City Art Gallery, Huddersfield
2004 * Life is driven by the desire for pleasure, Banque du Luxembourg, MUDAM, Luxembourg
    Food, Shelter, Clothing, Fuel, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA
  * Life is driven by the desire for pleasure, Salon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
    Life is driven by the desire for pleasure, MAMCO, Geneva
2003 * Life is driven by the desire for pleasure, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  * Chad McCail, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
  * Life is driven by the desire for pleasure, BALTIC, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle.
2002   Snake, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
2000   People take turns to do difficult jobs, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
1999   Food, Shelter, Clothing, Fuel, Attitudes, Geneva
1998   Plan and Elevations, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
1998 * Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Artists Residency    
2002   BALTIC, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UKArtist in residence Summer 2002 
Group Exhibitions       
2006 * Eye on Europe: Prints, Books and Multiples, 1960 to Now, MoMA, New York
Normalisation, Rooseum, Malmo
2005 * Ev+a, Limerick
Courage is stronger than fear, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Wordwork, Aberdeen
Infrastructure, Studio Voltaire, London
2004   Cycle tracks will abound in utopia, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia
2003 * Micro/macro, Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest
2002   Better than the real thing, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  * The Galleries Show, The Royal Academy, London
    Chad McCail Tag Team Experiment, Edinburgh
    Utopia Now! (and Then), Oliver Art Centre, Oakland Campus; CCAC Institute, San Francisco, California;The Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, California
  * Landscape, British Council Touring Show, ACC Galerie, Weimar, touring to: Russia, Italy, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Bulgaria, Brazil; Le Botanique, Centre Culturel de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles
2001 * The Other Britannia, Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain, touring to: Fundación Marcelino Botín, Villa Iris, Santander, Museo de la Pasión, Valladolid
    Invitation à… Laurent Delaye Gallery invitée par la galerie Anton Weller, Galerie Anton Weller, Paris
  * Here + Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Generator Projects and McManus Galleries, Dundee, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
Surface Invention: Post-1945 Graphic Art, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
2000 * British Art Show 5, touring to: Edinburgh (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Botanical Garden, City Art Centre, Talbot Rice Art Gallery, Stills Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery); Southampton (Southampton City Art Gallery, John Hansard Gallery, Millais Gallery –Southampton Institute), Cardiff (National Museum of Wales, Centre for Visual Arts, Chapter), Birmingham (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery)
    Give and Take Harris Museum and Art Gallery
  * Becks Futures, Institute of Contemporary Art, London; touring to: Cornerhouse, Manchester; CCA, Glasgow
    Because a fire was in my head, South London Gallery, London
  * Protest and Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1999 * Melbourne Biennial, 56 artists including Monica Bonvicini, Maurizio Cattelan, Robert Gober, Tatsuo Miyajima, Ugo Rondinone, and Smith/Stewart, Melbourne, Australia
    Sampling, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
    Evolution is not over yet, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
    Locale, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
    Accelerated Learning, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee
1998 * Surfacing: Contemporary Drawing, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
  * Social Security, Seguridad Social, Royal College of Art, London, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
    Eurocentral, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, with Boris Ondreicka, Manfred Pernice etc.
    Family Credit, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, with Janine Antoni, Jake and Dinos Chapman etc.
    Canny, Archway, London
1997   Connected, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
    Afternoon in the Park, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
    Out of the Blue, New Street Exhibition Space, Edinburgh
    Insulator, Gasworks, London
    Collective Gallery, Edinburgh                  
1996   Drawings, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
1995   Drawings, The Virtuous Space, Edinburgh
1994   Paintings, Out of the Blue, Edinburgh
    Billboard and Performance, Aerial, Edinburgh
1992   Billboard Project, Edinburgh
    Installation, Cracker Factory, Edinburgh
    Performance collaboration, CCA, Glasgow
Public Collections
MOMA, New York
British Council Collection
Cake Foundation, Zurich
Fonds Municipal d'Art contemporain de Genève
Mamco, Geneva
Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow
Middlesborough Art Gallery
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Birmingham Art Gallery
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust