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Nigel Hall studied at the West of England College of Art, Bristol from 1960 to 1964 and at the Royal College of Art, London from 1964 to 1967.  A Harkness Fellowship took him to the United States from 1967 to 1969.

Hall has had many exhibitions around the world and has been widely collected.  His first tubular aluminium sculpture was made in 1970.  In subsequent years he explored the ways in which tubular construction alters the viewer’s perception of space.  This interest in the qualities of spatial construction was balanced by an equally strong pre-occupation with the particular sites his sculptures occupy.  His recent work has been less minimal in feel, tending towards stronger, more solid forms. A solo exhibition of his work was held at the Royal Academy in 2011.


1967-69 Harkness Fellowship, USA

1971-74 Tutor, Royal College of Art, London

1974-81 Principal Lecturer, Head of MA Sculpture, Chelsea School of Art, London

1977-79 External Examiner, Royal College of Art, London

1979-83 Faculty Member of British School at Rome

1992-94 External Examiner, Royal College of Art, London

1995 Pollock-Krasner Award

2001 Residency at Chretzeturm, Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland

2002 Jack Goldhill Sculpture Prize, Royal Academy

2003 Elected to Royal Academy

2017 Awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts, London


Art Institute of Chicago


British Museum, London


Churchill College, Cambridge


Dallas Museum of Fine Art


Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma


Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


Goteborg Art Museum, Sweden


Iwaki City Museum of Modern Art, Japan


Kunsthalle, Mannheim


Kunsthaus, Zurich


Los Angeles County Museum


Louisiana Museum, Denmark


Musée d'Art Moderne, Brussels


Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris


Museum Biedermann Donaueschingen, Germany


Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, USA


Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima


Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


National Museum of Art, Osaka


National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul


Nationalgalerie, Berlin


Said Business School, University of Oxford


Sapporo Sculpture Park


Schoenthal Monastery, Switzerland


Tate Gallery, London


Tel Aviv Museum, Israel


The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge


Tokyo Metropolitan Museum


AXA AG, Cologne

Bank of America, London & Pairis


Bank for International Settlements, Basel


Banque Lambert, Brussels


British Airways

Clifford Chance, London


Deutsche Bank, Athens & London


Deutsche Leasing, Bad Homburg, Germany


Energiedienst AG, Laufenberg, Switzerland


Falcon Private Bank, Abu Dhabi, Geneva, Hong Kong & Zurich


Fidelity, London


Glaxo Research & Development, Stevenage, Hertfordshire


Goldman Sachs, London


Kirkpatrick Oil, Hennessey, Oklahoma


Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz

Landeszentralbank in Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz

Mercedes-Benz, Sindelfingen & Stuttgart, Germany


NTT, Tokyo


NTT, DoCoMo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan


Qantas Airlines


Sparkasse, Lörrach, Germany

Unilever Collection, London & Rotterdam


2021 Free standing sculpture in corten steel for University of Iowa, USA

2021 Free standing sculpture in bronze for private collection, Switzerland

2018 Wall mounted bronze for private collection, Mannheim, Germany


2015 Free standing sculpture in painted steel for Kensington Leisure Centre, London16ft 5in high x 11ft 8in x 5ft 11in (500 x 354 x 71cm)

2011 Free standing sculpture in painted steel for Kirkpatrick Oil, Hennessey, Oklahoma, US 8ft 10in high x 2ft 5in x 2ft 2.75in (269 x 73.4 x 68cm)

2008 Free standing sculpture in corten steel for Energiedienst AG, Laufenburg, Switzerland 9ft 7in high x 9ft 10in x 5ft 3in (293 x 300 x 160 cm)

2006 Wall mounted sculpture in polished wood for Bank for International

Settlements, Basel 4ft 3.5in high x 9ft 2in x 1ft 3in (129.5 x 280 x 37.5cms)

2005 Wall mounted sculpture in polished wood for Said Business School, University of Oxford
10ft 6in high x 7ft  x 1ft 7in (320 x 212 x 49cms)

2003 Free standing sculpture in corten steel for Bank of America, London 7ft 6in high x 7ft 6in x 4ft 1in (230 x 230 x 125cms)


2001 Free standing sculpture in corten steel set in landscape at Schoenthal Monastery, Langenbruck, Switzerland

11ft 10in high x 27ft 2in x 6ft 4in (360cms x 828 cms x 192 cms)


1998 Free standing sculpture in painted steel outside entrance to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, DoCoMo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 11ft high x 15ft 6in x 8ft 4in (332.5cms x 474 cms x 254.5cms)


1996 Wall sculpture in polished wood for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, Tokyo 6ft 6in x 10ft x 2ft  (200cms x 300cms x 60cms)


1994 Wall sculpture in wood for Glaxo Wellcom Medicines Research Centre, Stevenage, Hertfordshire In two parts: 7ft x 11ft 6in x 1ft 4in  (210cms x 350 x 40cms) and 8ft 2in x 8ft 2in x 2ft (250cms x 250cms x 60cms)


1993 Free standing steel sculpture for entrance to Thameslink Road Tunnel, London Docklands 30ft high x 27 ft 6in x 10ft (914cms x 838cms x 305cms)


1988 Free standing sculpture in cast bronze for Olympic Park in Seoul 15ft 6in x 15ft x 12ft (472cms x 457cms x 365cms)


1982 Wall mounted sculpture for entrance to Australian National Gallery, Canberra 12ft high x 24ft long (365 x 730cm) Painted aluminium

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