• British, born 1968
  • Based in Berlin, Germany
  • Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Conceptual artist Ceal Floyer works in video and installation to perform deft maneuvers in everyday situations, testing the slippage between function and implication, the literal and the imagined. In Light (1994), for example, four slide projectors are used to create the impression that an unconnected bulb is lit; in Fallen Star (2018), a slide projector placed in the middle of the gallery projects a single star onto the ceiling, where a mirror sends it falling back onto the floor. Floyer’s poetic, concise, and elegant presentation of her ideas is accompanied by a unique humor. Delighted, viewers are nudged to double take and recalibrate their perception of the world.

Selected Works

Ceal Floyer (solo), façade of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Ceal Floyer (solo), Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Ceal Floyer (solo), Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
Ceal Floyer (solo), Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
On Occasion (solo), Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • Fallen Star, 2018
  • Lisson Gallery, London, UK
  • Photo: George Darrell
  • © Ceal Floyer; Courtesy Lisson Gallery