Jessica Voorsanger


Selected Education
1991 – 1993       Master of Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1987                 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), European Hons Program, Rome, Italy
1983 – 1987       Bachelor of Fine Arts, RISD, Providence, Rhode Island

Selected Solo Exhibitions (1994-2007)
2007     The Agony & The Ecstasy, George Rodgers Gallery, Maidstone
2006     You’re Going Home in a Fucking Ambulance, Gallery 33, Berlin
2004     Beep Beep Toot Toot Yeah, 1,000,000mph Project Space, London
2003     I Think I Love You, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2002     Jessica Voorsanger, Guido, Turin, Italy
2001     Bono & Sting Wouldn’t Be Anything Without: JV’s The Davids, International 3,               Manchester
1999     Stinky Village, Virgin Megastore, London
1998     Art Stars, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
1996     The Retrieval Series: Bob Geldof, Modern Culture, Brooklyn, New York
1995     Baby Shower, Camden Art Centre, London
           Selected Group Exhibitions (1998-2007)
2007     Beacon, curated by Sally O’Reilly & John Plowman, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
2007     Seja Marginal, Seja Herói (Be Marginal, Be a Hero), curated by Danger Museum, Wysing            Arts Centre, Cambridge
2007     So Sad, Guy Hilton Gallery, curated by Mark McGowan, London
2006     Hearing Voices, Seeing Things, Serpentine Gallery, London
2006     Forward/Backward Reloading, Island 6 Art Center, Shanghai China
2006     No News From Nowhere, William Morris Gallery, London
2005     Summer Daze, South London Gallery, London
2005     Mervielles du Monde, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France
2004     Beacon, 7 commissioned site specific installations in Lincolnshire (mine:  Tupholme            Abbey)
2004     Board Meeting, Customized surf boards for Greenpeace organized by Fake London            Genius
2004     Birthday Party, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2004     Mothers, Oxford House, London
2004     Platform for Art, TV Swansong poster campaign on the London Underground
2003     Bad Behaviour, curated by Emma Mahony for the Hayward Gallery National Touring            show
2003     Independence, South London Gallery, London
2002     Extra-Art: A survey of Artist’s Ephemera 1960-1999, ICA, London
2002     Air Guitar, touring show including Milton Keynes Gallery & Cornerhouse, Manchester
2002     To Whom it May Concern, curated by Matthew Higgs, CCAC, San Francisco, CA
2001     Century City, Tate Modern, London
2001     CRYlawn, curated by Artlab, Goldman Tevis Gallery, Los Angeles California
2001     Record Collection, VTO Gallery, London & International 3, Manchester
2001     Across the Pond, The Practice Space, Los Angeles CA                                
2001     Extra-Art: A survey of Artist’s Ephemera 1960-1999, CCAC, San Francisco CA
2000     Tectonic, Mexico City, Mexico
2000     Playmaker, Galerie Paula Boettcher, Berlin Germany
2000     In the City, Modern Culture at the Gershwin Hotel, New York NY
1999     The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, England
1999     My Eye Hurts, Thread Waxing Space, New York
1999     Cab Gallery, Art exhibited on the inside and outside of a London Taxi, London
1998     Date with an Artist, NGCA, City Library & Art Centre, Sunderland
1998     Vauxhall Gardens, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England
1998     Channel 3, Team Gallery, New York, New York
1998     Host, Tramway Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1998     Cloth-Bound, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England
1998     Global Housewarming, 1st Floor, Melbourne, Australia
1998     Again Again, Galerie Carbone & Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanae, Turin Italy
1998     Fame, 1st Draft, Sydney, Australia

Selected Events/Performances/Projects (1998-2006)
2007, 2006 & 2004     Art Car Boot Fair, Truman Brewery, London (Specially commissioned            Vauxhall Car in 2004 event)
2006     How to Improve the World British Art 1946-2006, Hayward Gallery (Performance series)
2006     The Singer & The Song: A Celebration of Vocal Performance, Theatre Museum, London,            curated by home (Performance)
2004     ‘An Evening with Kylie’, Kathy Temin’s Kylie Minogue impersonators, (I judged), ICA            London
2003     “Lunch With David Cassidy”, (Commissioned article) What’s on in London Magazine
2002     TV Swansong, live internet broadcast 20/02/02, (archival images            available)
1999     The Articultural Show, Factual Nonsense @ The South Bank Centre, London, England
1998     Laurie Anderson’s ‘Meltdown Festival’, Royal Festival Hall, London (commissioned            video)

Panels/Gallery Lectures/workshops
2003     Survival Skills, Artists Panel, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2002     Air Guitar, Discussion panel chaired by Tony Wilson, Cornerhouse, Manchester
2002     TV Swansong, 2 day symposium, The Baltic, Newcastle
2000     Jim Shaw, ICA, gallery talk, London
1998     NWUK (New Work UK), member of the selection panel, Chisenhale Gallery, London
1997     Yoko Ono & Fluxus, gallery talk/performance w/Clive Philpott, Royal Festival Hall,              London
1997     Yoko Ono, gallery talk/performance (2 day), Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

Bibliography, Published Projects by Jessica Voorsanger in Print Media
Fantastic Cities: Guides to Unvisited Cities, "Springfield", Lucy Harrison, 2004, ISBN:  1-870522-38-9
What’s on in London Magazine, “Lunch With David Cassidy”, (Commissioned article), 2003
fash ‘n’ riot, Kunst Chaos Kraft, issue 2, 2003                                                        
A Magazine (as part of My Kylie Collection) 2002, by Kathy Temin, 2003
fash ‘n’ riot, fashion issue, issue 1, 2002
Words + Pictures, “Matthew Collings Thumb Print” Issue 10, 1996
Words + Pictures, "Abbey Road," Issue 5, 1996
Dazed and Confused, "Star Stories," January 1995, p. 104 - 105

Bibliography, Published Projects by Jessica Voorsanger in Electronic Media
eBC1, ICA, Live Internet Broadcast & Screening (20 April 1998), London
Jim Morrison’s Grave, 1998 (
Star Stories, 1997 (
TV Swansong, 2002 (

Selected Catalogues/Books
2006     Hearing Voices Seeing Things, published by The Serpentine Gallery, (ISBN to follow)
2006     Forward/Backward Reloading, Exhibition catalogue, Island 6 Art Center, Shanghai China
2006     Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, Published by temporarycontemporary 2006
2004     Beacon, essays from David Lillington & John Plowman, Beaconarts, ISBN: 1-860501-95-8
2003    'Bad Behavior' from Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery Publishing, ISBN: 1-85332-235-0
2003     Art and Celebrity, by John A Walker, published by Pluto Press, ISBN:  0-7453-1849-5
2002     Air Guitar, edited by Emma Mahony, published by Milton Keynes Gallery & , ISBN: 
2002     TV Swansong, edited by:  Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie, ARTicle Press, ISBN: 1873352581
1996     Installation Art, by N De Oliveira, published by Thames & Hudson ISBN: 0500278288

Selected TV/Radio
Resonance FM, Jessica Voorsanger’s Celebrity Question (weekly part of Make Your Own Damn Music)
Resonance FM, Make Your Own Damn Music, played my piece “Beatles Fans Screaming”, October 2005
Resonance FM, Interview with Andy James, May 2004
Resonance FM, "Lunch with David Cassidy" aired as part of the 'Radio Radio' exhibition, April 2004
BBC Advent Calender, BBC3, short interview, aired December 2003
CBBC, SMart, children’s art making program interview & conception of art project, aired Nov 2001
South Bank Show, “Yoko Ono”, interview and performance, ITV, 1998
Fresh, Art Bands, ITV as part of The South Bank Show, May 1998
Death of a Curator, Program about the death of Joshua Compston, LWT, 1997
UK Living, "Living Magazine," live television interview, May 1995
The Big Breakfast, Channel 4 (England), live television interview, August 1996
The Late Show, "A Real Work of Art," BBC2, October 1994