Emily Wardill lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal and Malmo, Sweden.
Wardill’s work has been exhibited in solo shows including Secession (2020) Kohta (2019) Bergen Kunsthall (2017), Gulbenkian Project Spaces (2017), INDEX, Stockholm (2014), The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2012); de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (2012); The Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (2011) List Centre MIT Boston and ICA, London (2007–08). Her work was included in group shows at Te Tuhi, New Zealand (2019), XYZ Collective, Toyko (2019) The Biennale of Moving Images, Geneva (2016), Salzburger Kunstverein (2015), the Serpentine Gallery London (2012), the Showroom Gallery London (2010), the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow (2011), the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge/MA (2010), the ICA, London (2008), the Hayward Gallery, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; MUMOK Vienna; and MOCA, Miami. She has shown in the Berlinalle Forum Expanded (2021), New York and London Film festivals (2010, 2014, 2017) , Toronto Images Festival (2010) and CPHDOX (2016). Her work was awarded the Jarman Award in 2010, the Leverhulme Award in 2011 and the EMAF Award in 2021. She participated in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and the 19th Sydney Bienalle (2014).
Some of the international collections holding Wardill’s work are Tate Britain, MUMOK Vienna, Gulbenkian Art Museum, Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Genève, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne Collection, Saastamoinen Foundation and the Arts Council Collection of Great Britain as well as numerous private collections.
She is represented by Carlier Gebauer (Berlin), STANDARD(OSLO) and Altman Siegal (San Francisco).
Wardill has taught at The University of the Arts (Helsinki), University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Central Saint Martins (London), Academy of Fine Arts (Munich), School of the Art Institute (Chicago) ,National Art School (Sydney,Australia), Städelschule. (Frankfurt), Academy of Fine Arts (Karlsruhe), Goldsmiths University. (London) & the CCA (San Francisco).
Wardill currently works as a Professor at Malmo Art Academy, Sweden and as a visiting tutor at Maumaus, Lisbon.