Hamish Fulton

Hamish Fulton (b. 1946) lives and works in Canterbury, Kent, England. Fulton belongs to a significant group of British artists educated at St. Martin’s School in London in the late 1960s, who challenged conventional ideas about artistic practice. Fulton is a walking artist who only creates works resulting from individual walks, which are made manifest in unique wall drawings and paintings, photographs and texts. He is represented in most major museums in Western Europe and the US, and has exhibited extensively worldwide.

Selected works


Born 1946 in London, England
Lives in Canterbury, Kent, England

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1964 – 1969 Hammersmith College of Art, London; St. Martin’s School of Art, London; Royal College of Art, London


1969 – present England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Lapland, Iceland, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, The United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Nepal, Bolivia, India, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Tibet


2023 Who Is The Narrator?, Gallery Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
2023 Hamish Fulton, A Walking Artist, FRAC, Marseille, France
2022-23 A Journey Where the Destination is not a Place but a State of Mind, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
2022 Linking the Invisible Footsteps of 3 Seven Day Walks on Southern Italy, October 2019, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy
2021-22 Walking East, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2021 Insignificant Insect?, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
2019 A Decision To Choose Only Walking, Parafin, London, UK
2018 Hamish Fulton, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
2018 Walking Between Walks, Kestle Barton, Cornwall, UK
2018 Walking on the Iberian Peninsula, Bombas Gens Centre D’Art, Valencia, Spain
2017 Unlike A Drawn Line A Walked Line Can Never Be Erased, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy
2017 Walking without a Smartphone, Häusler Contemporary München, Munich, Germany
2016 A Decision To Choose Only Walking, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
2016 Walking on and off the Path, The Cerezales Antonino y Cinia Foundation, Léon, Spain
2015 Wells Of Dee, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Inside Outside, espaivisor, Valencia, Spain
2014 Walking Transformation, Villa Merkel, Esslingen Am Neckar, Germany
2013 CRAC, Sète, France
2013 Maureen Paley, London, UK
2013 Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
2009 Chomolungma, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
2008 Kora, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
2007 Hamish Fulton: Geronimo Homeland, Texas Gallery, Houston; Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, USA
2005 Keep Moving, Museion – Museum for modern and contemporary art, Bolzano, Italy
2004 Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
2002 Tate Britain, London, UK
2002 Placing one foot in front of the other, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria
2001 Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2000 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
1999 Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland
1999 Palais Thurn Und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
1998 Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany
1998 Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
1998 Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK
1996 Second Floor, Reykjavik, Iceland
1996 La Musee de Valence, France
1996 Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan (with Roger Ackling)
1996 Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
1995 Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
1994 Galleria Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal
1993 Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK
1993 Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
1992 Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
1992 Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
1992 Ivam Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
1991 Galeria Weber Alexander y Cobo, Madrid, Spain (with Richard Long)
1991 Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1991 Kanransha Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Selected Walks 1969-1989, organized by the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
1988 Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Locminé, France
1986 Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (with Ulay and Marina Abramovic)
1985 John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
1985 Hamish Fulton 1975-85, retrospective exhibition organized by the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1982 Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
1981 Massimo Valsecchi, Milan, Italy
1981 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1980 Galerie Gillespie de Laage, Paris, France
1980 Graeme Murray Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1979 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (with Gerhard Richter)
1979 Art & Project, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1978 Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
1977 Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
1976 Sperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USA
1976 I.C.A., London, UK
1976 Hester van Roijen Gallery, London, UK
1976 Robert Self Gallery, Newcastle, UK
1975 Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel, Switzerland
1975 Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
1974 Galleria Marilena Bonomo, Bari, Italy
1974 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1973 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1973 Galleria Sperone-Fischer, Rome, Italy
1973 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
1973 Art & Project- M.T.L., Antwerp, Belgium
1972 Art & Project, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1972 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1972 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
1971 Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
1971 Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1971 Galleria Sperone, Turin, Italy


Tate Gallery, London, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
British Council, London, UK
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Princeton Art Gallery, Princeton, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada
Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
National Museum, Osaka, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Musee de Grenoble, France
Musee St. Pierre, Lyon, France
FRAC, Rennes, France
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
KODE Art Museum, Bergen, Norway