Resources for artists

How to write artist CV & exhibition history

Tips for writing a CV:

  • Use your preferred artist name and make sure it is consistent across all documents.

  • State your date and place of birth, as well as where you currently live.

  • Include your educational background, as well as any courses or training you have undertaken.

  • Include any awards/commendations/nominations.

  • Make sure your contact details are clearly stated.

Tips for writing an exhibition history:

  • For each exhibition, make sure to include: the full title, the name of the gallery/venue, the geographical location (city and country), and the year it took place.

  • Organise your exhibitions chronologically, starting with the most recent.

  • Separate solo and group exhibitions into different lists.

  • You can include a section of ‘Upcoming’ or ‘Scheduled’ exhibitions if you have any.

  • You can also add creative projects/collaborations/commissions.


Example 1

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Example 3