2018  Crossing Lines, FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge, Co. Down and Highlanes Gallery Drogheda.

2018    Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse to Today, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York and Musée d’Orsay Paris

2018  Herstory: Women Artists, Touchstones Rochdale

2018    In Focus: Scottish Photography, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2018    On display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Maud Sulter’s La Chevelure,

2017    Coming Out, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

2017    A Feminist Space at Leeds, Looking Back to Think Forward, Project Space, University of  Leeds

2017    Maud Sulter, MuseumFIAC, Paris

2017    AfroScots at CDEx, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada and Glasgow School of Art, 2018

2017    The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary and MIMA

2017    A Still Life by Chardin, curated by Maxwell Graham for Lisson Gallery London

2017   On The Desert Island, an art project by Ting-Ting Cheng, Rivington Place, London

2016    Secret Agent, curated by Hemera Collective for Guest Projects, London

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2016    Maud Sulter: Passion, Impressions Gallery, Bradford

2016    The 1980s; Today’s Beginnings, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

2016    Maud Sulter: Syrcas at Arles, Les rencontres de la photographie, Arles Photography Festival

2016    Maud Sulter: Syrcas, Rivington Place, London

2016    Maud Sulter and Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe, Oxheys Mill Studios, Preston

2016    Portraits: Black Women’s Lives, Making Histories Visible Archive, Preston

2015    Maud Sulter: Passion, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

2015     Maud Sulter: About Face, Hillhead Library, Glasgow

2015    Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2015    Face Value: Portraiture from the Arts Council Collection, UK venues

2014    A Silvered Light, The McManus Art Gallery and Museum, Dundee.

2014    A Thousand of Him Scattered, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

2014    Where We’re At! Other Voices on Gender, BOZAR, Bruxelles

2013    Looking in: Photographic Portraits by Maud Sulter and Chan-Hyo Bae, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London

2012    Seduced by Art, Photography Past and PresentLondon: National Gallery, Caixa Forum, Barcelona & Caixa Forum, Madrid.

2012    What We Have Done, What We Are About To Do,  Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow

2011    Thin Black Line(s), Tate Britain, London



Solo Shows

2005    Sekhmet. Dumfries: Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

2004    About Face, organised by the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh and tour

2003    Jeanne Duval: A Melodrama, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2003    A Dozen Kisses, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

2003    Scots Poets, Stanza at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews

2003.   Edinburgh Types, Queens Hall,  Edinburgh

2000   Plantation, Centre for Contemporary Art, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

1999   My Father’s House, Rich Women of Zurich, London

1995    Syrcas at Africus. Africus: Johannesburg Biennale. Johannesburg: Greater Johannesburg Transitional Metropolitan Council

1995    Alba, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Ormeau Baths, Belfast & Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

1994     Sycras,  Wrexham Library Art Centre, Wrexham & tour.

1994    Plantation.  Plug In, Winnipeg & University of Leeds Gallery

1993    Proverbs for Adwoa, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York

1993   Akwaba,  Art Speak Gallery, Vancouver

1992   Maud Sulter: Photoworks 3, Royal Festival Hall, London

1991    Hysteria,Tate,  Liverpool, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow & tour

1991   On Studies for A National Postage Stamp, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

1990    Maud Sulter: Photoworks 2, Untitled Gallery, Sheffield.

1990    Akua Ma, Untitled Gallery, Sheffield

1990    Museum, Oldham Art Gallery,Oldham

1990    Zabat, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

1989    Maud Sulter: Photoworks. [Zabat, Sphinx& Media Plays], Rochdale Art Gallery, Rochdale

1987     Sphinx: A Black Photographic Herstory, The Pavilion, Leeds: &  Black-Art Gallery, London

Joint Exhibitions with Lubaina Himid

2002    SpeakEnglish,  Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

1995    Word not Found, Galerie Palais Walderdorff,Trier

1990    Treatise on the Sublime, California State University

1989 – 1988 Gold Blooded Warrior, Tom Allen Centre, London

1987    A Room for MaSHULAN, with Lubaina Himid in New Robes for MaShulan.  Rochdale Art Gallery,Rochdale

Group Exhibitions

2008    Black Womanhood, Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body. Dartmouth: Hood Museum of Art, Davis Museum and Cultural Center & San Diego Museum of Art

2006     Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora. Chatham (Canada): Thames Art Gallery

2002    Encontros Da Imagem. Braga, Portugal

2001    Narcissus, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

1998    Memory Woman, Wellington Art Gallery

1997    The mag collection. Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

1997    Transforming the Crown: African, Asian & Caribbean Artists in Britain, 1966-1996.         Caribbean Cultural Center, Studio Museum Harlem & Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

1997    Pictura Britannica: Art from Britain, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art

1997     Map: In Difference, Amos Andersons Art Museum, Helsinki

1995    Object/Subject of Desire,  Konstfack,Stockholm

1995    Light From the Darkroom, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

1995    Prints and Photography by Artists of African Descent, Victoria and Albert  Museum, London

1994    Revisions: Zeitgenössiche Fotografie aus Schottland, Künstlerwerkstatt, Munich

1994    Different Stories, Netherlands Photo Institute, Rotterdam

1994    From Beyond the Pale, Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

1994.   Memories of Childhood, Steinbaum-Krauss Gallery, New York and US tour

1993      Intimate Lives. City Art Centre, Edinburgh and UK tour

1993    African Themes,  Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1992    Women’s Art at New Hall,  New Hall, Cambridge

1991    European Photography Awards, Künstlerwerkstatt, Berlin

1991    Shocks to the System: Social and Political Issues in Recent British Art, South Bank Centre,London

1990    MA Photography Postgraduate Exhibition, Derby Art Gallery, Derby

1990    New North,  Tate Liverpool

1990    New Contemporaries, ICA London & UK tour

1989    Black Art: New Directions. Stoke: Stoke City Art Gallery

1988    Along the Lines of Resistance, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley & UK tour

1988    Sun Life Photography Awards. Bradford: Media Museum,

1988    This Sporting Life. Liverpool: Liverpool Polytechnic

1987    Whitechapel Open. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery

1986    Testimony,  Pavilion, Leeds: & Camerawork, London

1986    Some of Us Are Brave, All of Us Are Strong, Black-Art Gallery, London

1986    Open Show, Black-Art Gallery, London

1985      The Thin Black Line, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

1985      Creation for Liberation, Brixton Recreation Centre, London

1985    Blessed Are Those Who Struggle. Liverpool: The Blackie

1985     Blackwomen’s Creativity Project. London: People’s Gallery & Drill Hall

1984    Creation for Liberation. London: Brixton Art Gallery


Photographs courtesy of Street Level Photoworks and Hemera Collective