Jeremy Millar is an artist living in Whitstable and tutor in art criticism at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad including Tramway, Glasgow; NGCA, Sunderland; CCA, Vilnius; Rooseum, Malmö; Bloomberg Space, London; and the Metropole Galleries, Folkestone. Recent exhibitions and screenings include ‘Plum Tree Blossom’, commissioned by Inverleith House, Edinburgh, to complement works by John Cage and Merce Cunningham; the Vigeland Museum in Oslo; Sleeper in Edinburgh; Tate Modern, London; National Maritime Museum, London; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Tate St Ives; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Ethnographic Museum, Krakow; SE8, London; HICA, Inverness-shire; Plymouth Arts Centre; and Baltic, Gateshead. A permanent public work was installed in Folkestone in 2006. A monograph on his work, Zugzwang (almost complete), with an essay by Brian Dillon, was published in 2006. He is currently working on a new commission based upon John Ruskin's 'Elements of Drawing' for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, and the Ashmolean Museum, both Oxford, as well as for solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow, and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, in 2011.
Following his landmark exhibition 'The Institute of Cultural Anxiety — Works from the Collection' at the ICA, London, in 1994, Millar became Programme Organiser at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, from 1995 until 2000. Here he curated many exhibitions including ‘Roman Signer / David Shrigley’ (1997), ‘Airport’ (1997), ‘Speed’ (1998, also at Whitechapel Art Gallery), ‘MayDay’ (1999), ‘Blue Suburban Skies’ (1999) and ‘Boris Mikhailov’ (2000). In 2000 he was co-curator (with Barbara London, MoMA NY) of ‘escape’ at media_city Seoul, in Korea. In 2002, he curated a twenty-year survey exhibition of Peter Fraser’s work at The Photographers’ Gallery and was the inaugural Director of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2003. He has also conceived ‘Every Day is a Good Day’ for Hayward
Touring, the largest exhibition to date of the visual art of John Cage,
which opened at Baltic in June 2010. He has been on the panel of many awards including the Spectrum Photography Prize, Hannover, (1995), The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards to Artists (2001), and the Citigroup Photography Prize (2004). He is the recipient of fellowships from Nesta, the Arts Foundation, and from 2007 until 2010 was AHRC Research Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford.
He has published over eighty texts in a number of international publications. His books include Confessions (Bookworks, 1996), Airport (edited with Steven Bode, 1997), Speed — Visions of an Accelerated Age (edited with Michiel Schwarz, 1998), Peter Fraser (2002), Place (with Tacita Dean, Thames and Hudson, 2005) and The Way Things Go (Afterall Books, 2007). He has also contributed to many artists' publications, amongst them Tacita Dean, Roni Horn, Douglas Gordon, Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane, Marine Hugonnier, Beat Streuli, Graham Fagen, Keith Tyson, Graham Gussin, Adam Chodzko, Joachim Koester, Sam Taylor-Wood, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe, Roman Signer, Simon Starling, and Jane and Louise Wilson. He has also contributed magazines and journals such as to Afterall, Art Monthly, Artforum.com, Blueprint, frieze, Modern Painters, Parkett, Sight and Sound, and Trans>, and is a member of the editorial board of Afterall. He has also spoken at numerous museums, galleries and art schools in Europe and the USA.