Born 1952 in Prague

Lives and works in Manchester, United Kingdom


1997-2016 Research Professor in Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

1992-1996 Head of the School of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art

1983-1987 Co-director, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery



1973-1976 Institute of Applied Arts, Prague

1970-1972 School of Graphic Arts, Prague



The Northern Art Prize, 2010

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists, 2012



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Geometry, Physics and the Science of Life, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Pavel Büchler: Never had an idea in my life, Tommy Simoens, Antwerp

2015 Now and Again, annex14, Zurich

(Honest) Work, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Dialogo, New Art Gallery, Walsall


2014 Back to Work, Tanya Lieghton Gallery, Berlin

Pavel Büchler, Kunstlerhaus Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz

2013 No Returns, Vistamare Benedetta Spalletti, Pescara

Idle Thoughts, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

No Time To Paint (with Paul Czerlitzki), Annex 14, Zurich

Acid & Nicotine, Max Wigram Gallery, London


2012 Work for Words, annex14, Bern

NO NEW WORK, Max Wigram Gallery, London
2011 Pavel Büchler, Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

Working Title (with Evangelia Spiliopoulou), Peep-Hole, Milan


2010 Studio Schwitters, Max Wigram Gallery, London

As if it had never ceased to exist, Kunstparterre, Munich

Labour in Vain, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague


2009 Unfinished Sentences, annex14, Bern

Small Sculptures, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

L’imitation, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Eclipse, Max Wigram Gallery, London


2008 Hot Air, Sleeper, Edinburgh

Sold Out, Max Wigram Gallery, London


2007 So what?, Objectif_Exhibitions, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp

Pathologische Farben, annex14, Bern

Pavel Büchler / Avi Mugrabi / Frances Stark, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven


2006 Old, Rare and Unusual Roses, Goethe Institute, Dublin

Absentmindedwindowgazing, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern

Plug-In # 1, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven


2004 Pavel Büchler, Program, London


2002 Conversation Pieces, Taidekeskus Mältinränta and Galleria Saskia, Tampere


2000 Collected Poems, Centre for Artists Books, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee


1999 Modern Paintings +, galleri s.e., Bergen

LIVE, The Gramophon, Hanover, Germany


1998 Blind Spot, Artspace, Sydney


1997 Pavel Büchler, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh


1989 Untitled Portraits, Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge


1988 Untitled Portraits, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow


1987 AM/OR, Camerawork, London


1986 The Wall, Bookworks, London



Selected Group Exhibitions


2016 Reading as Art, curated by Simon Morris, Bury Art Museum, Burry

Confusion of Tongues: Art and the Limits of Language, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

130% Sprengel, curated by Isabel Schulz, Sprengel Museum, Hanover

Generosity: On the Art of Giving, curated by Adam Budak, The National Gallery, Prague

Nothing Happens, Twice, curated by Clarissa Corfe, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

2015 The Problem of God, curated by Isabella Maltz, K21, Düsseldorf

Time Out: On Lazing about and Doing Nothing, curated by Dörthe Wilke, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

Modern History vol. 1, curated by Lynda Morris, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, April – June 2015

In an Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, curated by Duncan Wooldridge and Kim Schoen, Camberwell Space, London

Last Year at Marienbad: A film as Art, curated by Christopher Grunenberg, Kunsthalle Bremen; Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague (2016)


2014 BONE 17 Festival für Aktionkunst, (with Franz Gertsch), Kunstmuseum Bern

Threshold, curated by Carla Arocha and Stéphane Schraenen, Cultuurcentrum, Mechelen

Collective Collection, Vol. I, curated by Laurent Fiévet and Cécile Poblon, BBB centre d’art, Toulouse

The Allegory of a Cave Painting, curated by Mihnea Mircan, Extra City / The Braem Pavilion, Middleheim Museum, Antwerp

On the Devolution of Culture, Rob Tufnell Gallery, London

A Thousand Doors, curated by Iwona Blazwick, NEON / Whitechapel Gallery at The Gennadius Library, Athens

Speaking in Tongues: Sonia Boyce, Pavel Büchler, Susan Hiller (curated by Francis McKee), Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow


2013 Drawing Time, Reading Time (curated by Claire Gilman), The Drawing Center, New York

Marking Language (curated by Kate Macfarlane and Mary Doyle), Drawing Room, London

Image as Witness: Europe and the Arts Council Collection (curated by Helen Kaplinsky), 12 Star Gallery, European Commission, London

Innsbruck International (curated by Tereza Kotyk), Kreusgang Servitenkloster, Innsbruck

Conceptual Geographies: Frames and Documents: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection (curated by Donald Johnson-Montenegro), The

Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York


2012 Cosmo’s Levels (curated by Jamie Lobb), The Sunday Painter, London

Red, White and Blue: Pop, Punk, Politics, Place (curated by Donald Smith and Daniel Sturgis), Chelsea Space, London

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (curated by Andrea Anderson), MCA Denver; Power Plant, Toronto (2013)

Drop Me a Line (curated by Clive Phillpot), Laure Genillard Gallery, London

Dot.Systems (curated by Reinhard Spieler and Barbara Scheuermann), Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

In the Light of the Overhead (curated by Alastair Levy), Post Box Gallery, London

Homo Economicus (curated by David Bussel), Cabinet, London


2011 Les Marques Aveugles (curated by Katya García-Antón and Emilie Bujès), Centre D’Art Contemporain, Geneva

A Text is a Thing (curated by Vincenzo de Bellis and Alessandro Rabottini), Galleria Vistamare, Pescara

The Intellectual Work: Enzo Mari, with Pavel Büchler, Jason Dodge, Tim Rollins and K.O.S (curated by Barbara Casavecchia), Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices, Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection (curated by Philippe Pirotte and Jesus Fuenmayor),

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami

The Confidence Man (curated by Gianni Jetzer), Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Made Festival (curated by Tina Eriksson Fredriksson), NorrlandOperan, Umeå

End Note (curated by Robert Okuda Fitzpatrick), Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Art Boom Festival (curated by Philippe Pirotte and Karolina Kolenda), Krakow

Convergence: Literary Art Exhibitions (curated by Christa Maria Lerm-Hayes), Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Inéditos 2011: Deputés del Silencio (curated by Pedro Portellano), La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Dark Matters (curated by Helen Stalker), The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

From Trash to Treasure (curated by Anette Hüsch), Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel

Words such as Painting and Sculpture, Annex 14, Bern

We Are Grammar (curated by Dave Beech and Paul O’Neill), Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York

Sentences (curated by Tony Trehy), Bury Art Gallery, Bury

Image Projected Until it Vanishes (curated by Mihnea Mircan), Museion, Bolzano

My Communism: Poster Exhibition (curated by Yang Zhenzhong, Philippe Pirotte et al), TOP Contemporary art Centre, Shanghai


2010 As So Ci Ations (curated by Tanya Leighton), Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

A Vision of Central Europe; The Reality of the Lowest Rank (curated by Luc Tuymans), Aurentshuis, Bruges City Festival, Bruges

Under Destruction (curated by Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp), Tinguely Museum, Basel ; Swiss Institute, New York

Landscapes (confini in disordine) (curated by Lorenzo Bruni), Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome

An Unpardonable Sin (curated by Philippe Pirotte), Castillo/Corrales, Paris

No New Thing Under the Sun, Royal Academy of Arts, London

History of Art, The (curated by Mihnea Mircan), David Roberts Foundation, London

Modern Dialect (curated by Wim van den Abbeele), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen

FischGrätenMelkStand (curated by John Bock), Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin

Distance and Sensibility (curated by David Thorp), Calvert 22, London

The Art of Design (curated by Tereza Kotyk), Freiraum / Museumsquartier, Vienna

The Way We Do Art Now (selected by Pavel Büchler), Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin


2009 Unresolved (curated by Pavel Büchler), Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

The Northern Art Prize 2009, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Inéditos 2009: La vuelta de la esquina (curated by Direlia Lazo), Casa Encendida, Madrid

The Human Stain (curated by Ellen Blumenstein), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Afterwards (curated by Sharon Kivland), Mead Gallery, Coventry, United Kingdom


2008 Climate Change, Frieze Projects 2008 (curated by Neville Wakefield), Frieze Art Fair, London

What Comes Naturally, Contemporary Flowers (curated by Glynnis McDaris), Fake Estate, New York

Re-Reading the Future, International Triennale of Contemporary Art 2008 (curated by Henry Meyric Hughes), National Gallery, Prague

Book-ish (curated by Matt Packer), Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Involved (curated by Philippe Pirotte), ShangART Gallery, Shanghai

Always Begins by Degrees (curated by Katrina Brown), The Common Guild, Glasgow


2007 Invisible, Max Wigram Gallery, London

Doubleuse (curated by Katie McKee), The Nunnery, London


2006 The Signing (curated by Amikam Toren), Keith Talent Gallery, London

The Grand Promenade (curated by Anna Kafetsi), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (catalogue)

Writing in Strobe (curated by Andrew Hunt), Dicksmith Gallery, London

Colour + Perception (curated by Bryony Bond), Sherbourne House, Dorset


2005 9th Istanbul Biennial (curated by Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun), Istanbul

Alchemy (curated by Bryony Bond), The Manchester Museum, Manchester

Off-Key (curated by Philippe Pirotte), Kunsthalle Bern

Social Club, The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Whatever Happened to Social Democracy? (co-curated with Charles Esche), Rooseum, Malmo


2004 Strangers to Ourselves 04 (curated by Judith Stewart), 201 St. John Street, London

Friday 13th, galleri s.e, Bergen

Tonight (curated by Paul O’Neill), Studio Voltaire, London


2003 artranspennine 03 (curated by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson), Manchester

Seesaw (curated by Brass Art), The Gramophon, Hanover

To the Letter (curated by Frantiska and Tim Gillman-Sevcik), CCNY, New York

Strangers to Ourselves (curated by Judith Stewart, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone

Incommunicado (curated by Margot Heller), Sainsbury Centre, Norwich; Edinburgh Art Centre; Cornerhouse, Manchester


2002 Private Views (curated by Paul O’Neill), London Print Studio Gallery, London


2001 Gorilla Tactics, Jump Ship Rat, Liverpool

Record Collection, The International 3, Manchester; Espace d’art Contemporain, Geneva

Manchester Pavilion, (with Nick Crowe, Graham Parker and Martin Vincent), Venice, Italy (continued until 2007)


2000 Snowballing (curated by Elisabeth Price), Arthur R Rose Gallery, London; The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Anxious Words (curated by Sharon Kivland), Waterstone’s Piccadilly, London

Moon (curated by Kurt Johannessen), Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen

ManMoMA: A Thick Bloke Kicking a Dog to Death, The International 3, Manchester

TransAct (curated by Cathrin Pichler and Hans-Ulrich Obrist), Museum in Progress, Vienna


1999 Stunt (with Laila Kongevold, curated by Eli Okkenhaug), Hordaland Kunstersenter, Bergen

Liverpool Billboard Project (curated by Alan Dunn), Liverpool

Limit Less (curated by Mathew Higgs), Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Liverpool Biennale of Contemporary Art (curated by Anthony Bond), Liverpool


1998 A to Z (curated by Mathew Higgs), The Approach, London

Receptor (curated by Julien Robson), Galerie Steinek, Vienna

Whispers, Lies and Text (curated by Mary Knights), CAST Gallery, Hobart (and touring) Disquieting Strangeness (curated by Sharon Kivland), Centre for

Freudian Analysis and Research, London


1997 Networking: Art by Post, Fax and Phone (curated by Andrew Patrizio), Spacex Gallery, Exeter (and touring)

Between Tradition and Experiment (curated by Jiri Valoch), Museum of Art, Olomouc

Library Re-Locations (curated by Ian Hunt), Book Works, Chetham Library, Manchester

Tower of Babble (curated by Malcolm Dickson), Street Level Gallery, Glasgow; Norwich Gallery, Norwich


1996 Art When Time Stood Still: The Czech Art Scene 1969-1985 (curated by Olaf Hanel), Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague

New Zlín Salon I (curated by Ludvík Ševeček), State Gallery, Zlín


1995 Freedom (curated by Angela Kingston), Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow (and touring)


1994 East (selected by Rudi Fuchs and Jan Dibbets), Norwich Gallery, Norwich


1992 Work & Turn (curated by David Blamey), National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik

Influential Europeans (curated by Mary Schoeser), Crafts Council, London (and touring)

Czechoslovak Photography in Exile (curated by Anna Fárová), Mánes, Prague


1991 Excavating the Present (curated by Charles Esche), Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Cleveland Gallery, Middlesborough

Action Art (curated by Vlasta Čiháková-Noshiro), Mánes, Prague; Povážská gallerie, Žilina

The Bellgrove Station Billboard Project (curated by Alan Dunn


1990 Homage to the Square II, Flaxman Gallery, London


1989 Metamorphoses of the Image: Recent Photographic Strategies in Britain (curated by John Stathatos), Helenic Centre for Photography, Athens

Searchlight (curated by Angela Kingston), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


1988 Homage to the Square, Flaxman Gallery, London

Death (selected by Dawn Ades, John Goto and Stuart Morgan), Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

The Wall (curated by Paul Wombell), Impressions Gallery, York


1987 Monumental Works (curated by Sharon Kivland and Ian Walker), St Georges of Bloomsbury, London


1985 Food as Politics (curated by Sharon Kivland), Camerawork, London


1984 Sky Show (curated by Pavel Büchler), Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge


1982 Artists in Focus, Morley Gallery, London

Black and White and Red All Over (curated by Diana Augaitis), Franklin Furnace, New York



Public Collections


Concertgebouw Brugge

Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona

Bury Museum and Art Gallery, Bury, United Kingdom

Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom

NorrlandsOperan, Umeå, Sweden

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Neues Museum Westerburg, Bremen, Germany

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

National Museum of Photography, Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere, Finland

Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

Albertina, Vienna, Austria

The Arts Council of England, London, United Kingdom

Museum of Art, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Franklin Furnace Archive, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Museum of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague, Czech Republic



Selected Bibliography



2015 Philippe Pirotte, ‘L’imitation’, Mousse, No. 49, June 2015

David Briers, ‘Honest Work’ (interview), Art Monthly, No. 387, June 2015

Pavel Büchler: (Honest) Work, ed. by Tommy Simoens with texts by Jonathan Watkins and Robert Pfaller, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


2014 The Allegory of a Cave Painting, text by Mihnea Mircan, Extra City, Antwerp

Moira Jeffrey, ‘Boyce, Büchler and Hiller’, The Scotsman, 1 March 2104

Ariane Grabher, ‘Was passiert, wenn nichts passieren soll’, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, 22 February 2014

Pavlína Morganová, Czech Action Art, Karolinum Press, Prague


2013 Michael Sanchez, ‘Art and Transformation’, Artforum, Summer 2013

Drawing Time, Reading Time / Marking Language, text by Kate Macfarlane, The Drawing Center, New York / Drawing Room, London


2012 Verführung Freiheit: Kunst in Europa seit 1945, text by Eva-Maria Engelen, Standstein Verlag, Dresden

Mark Doyle, “Pavel Büchler”, interview, Corridor8, Issue 3, Part 4, September 2012

Punkt.Systeme: Von Pointillismus zum Pixel, text by Reinhard Spieler, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

Andrew Bracey, “Conceptual Painting,” Garageland, No. 13, March 2012


2011 Pavel Büchler: Making Nothing Happen, film by Simon Morris, information as material, York

From Trash to Treasure, text by Dörte Zbikowski, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld

Inéditos 2011: After silence, text by Pedro Portellano, La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Joan Key, “Pavel Büchler: Painting as Praxis”, Painting (Documents of Contemporary Art), ed. Terry R. Myers, Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press, Cambridge

Lee Triming, “Pavel Büchler”, Art in America, January 2011


2010 Kate Mayne, “When a Rose Is Not a Rose”, Luc Tuymans: The reality of the Lowest Rank, ed. Tommy Simoens, Lannoo Publishers, Tielt

J J Charlesworth, “Pavel Büchler: Studio Schwitters”, Artreview, Issue 46, December 2010

Viviene Blanchard, “Primal Sounds of the Machine”, a-n, October 2010

Tony Ozuna, “A provocative homecoming”, Prague Post, 8 July 2010

Kristy Bell, “The Way We Do Art Now”, Frieze, No. 132, June/August 2010

Pavel Büchler: Labour in Vain, texts by Jaroslav Anděl, J J Charlesworth, Charles Esche, Richard Gott, Douglas Gordon, Christa-Maria, Lerm Hayes, Mihnea

Mircan, Hester Reeve, Patrick van Rossem, DOX Centre For Contemporary Art, Prague

Under Destruction, text by Barbara Casavecchia, Distanz Verlag, Berlin

Martin Wainwright, “Northern star: Pavel Büchler wins 2010 Northern Art Prize,” The Guardian, 22 January 2010

Neil Cooper, “Unresolved”, MAP, No. 21, Spring 2010


2009 John Reardon, “Pavel Büchler”, interview, Ch-ch-ch-changes: Artists talk about teaching, eds. David Molin and John Reardon, Ridinghouse, London

Distance and Sensibility, text by David Thorp, Calvert22, London

Northern Art Prize 2009, text by Sophie Raikes, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Neville Wakefield, “Pavel Büchler”, interview, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2008-9, Frieze, London

Inéditos 2009: Just Around the Corner, text by Direlia Lazo, La Casa Encendida, Madrid

The Human Stain, text by Ellen Blumenstein, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela

Pavel Büchler: Small Sculptures, text by David Bellingham, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

Susan Mansfield, Visual art review: Bruce Nauman, Annette Ruenzler, Pavel Büchler, The Scotsman, 5 May 2009

ITCA 2008, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, text and interview by Henry Meyrick Hughes, National Gallery, Prague

Eric Aichinger, “Der Strenge Spieler,” artnet, February 2009

Brigitte Werneburg, “Unterwegs mit dem Starship Coach,” taz.de, Frebuary 2009


2008 Gareth Harris, “Pavel Büchler”, Artforum, January 2008


2007 Pavel Büchler: Absentmindedwindowgazing, monograph with texts by Charles Esche, Chus Martinez, Philippe Pirotte, François Bucher, Nick Crowe, Andrew

Hunt, Joan Key, Paul O’Neill, Jiří Drašnar, Weenman Publishers, Rotterdam

Andrew Hunt, “Pavel Büchler”, Art Monthly, No. 303, February 2007

Aidan Dunne, “No Fooling the Sceptical Artist”, The Irish Times, 10 January 2007

Rachel Withers, “Pavel Büchler”, Artforum, Vol. 45, No. 5, January 2007


2005 Hester Reeve, “Red Flag on the Cathedral”, interview, The Internationaler, Issue 1, September 2005

Istanbul: 9th International Istanbul Biennial, text by Charles Esche, Istanbul

Off-Key, text by Paul O’Neill, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern


2004 Anna Grimshaw and Amanda Ravetz, Visualizing Anthropology, Intellect, Bristol

Nick Crowe, “Pavel Büchler”, Art Monthly, No. 278, September 2004

Andrew Hunt, “Pavel Büchler”, Frieze, No. 85, October 2004

Nicky Bird, “Strangers to Ourselves”, Art Monthly, No. 273, February 2004

2003 Pavel Büchler: Conversation Pieces, monograph with texts by David Bellingham, Will Bradley, Tim Brennan, Jim Harold, Sharon Kivland, Simon Morris an

Howard Britton, Roger Palmer, Charles Sandison, John Stezaker, i3 Publications, Manchester

David Bellingham, “The Manchester Pavilion”, interview, Matters, Issue 17, Summer 2003

Jane Griffiths, “Pavel Büchler”, Flux, No. 36, 2003


1999 Desa Philippi, “Matter of Words: Translations in Eastern European Conceptualism”, Rewriting Conceptual Art, eds. Michael Newman and Jon Bird, Reaktion

Books, London

Ian Hunt, “Photographs not Photography”, Art Monthly, No. 228, July/August 1999

Trace: Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, text by Anthony Bond, Liverpool


1998 Ian Hunt, “Red Flag”, Afterall, No. 0, 1998

Desa Philippi, “Sunday February 30″, Afterall, No. 0, 1998

Pavel Büchler: Blind Spot, text by Nikos Papastergiadis, Art Space, Sydney

Mark Durden, Pavel Büchler: Interview, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh, 1997

1997 Library Re-locations, text by Ian Hunt, Book Works, London, 1997

Clive Phillpot, “Kafka Comes to Glasgow”, Modern Painters, Autumn 1997

John Beagles, “Pavel Büchler”, The List, Edinburgh, No. 320, November 1997


1996 Nicholas Allen, “Pavel Büchler”, Source, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 1996


1995 Ian Hunt, “Subsequent Purchasers”, Portfolio Magazine, No. 22, December 1995


1993 Anne Barclay Morgan, “Interview: Pavel Büchler”, Art Papers, Vol. 17, No. 1, January/February 1993


1989 John Stathatos, “Disseminating a Practice: Five Years of the Cambridge Darkroom”, Creative Camera, No. 10, October 1989

Ivan Gaskell, “Photography and Art – What Next?”, Apollo, Vol. 130, No. 331, September 1989


1988 Chris Titterington. “Pavel Büchler: Historical Handshakes, Toned with Gold”, Variant, Glasgow, No. 5, Summer/Autumn 1988

Pavel Büchler: Untitled Portraits, text by Michael Newman, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow


1987 Craigie Horsfield, “Senses of Identity”, Creative Camera, No.11, 1987

John Goto, “Pavel Büchler: Principles”, Creative Camera, No. 8&9, August/September 1987

Chrissie Iles, “From Berlin to Borough Market”, Performance Magazine, No. 46, 1987



Selected Writing


2014 ‘Konceptuální paradox’, Kniha jako forma umě, (‘Conceptual Paradox’, The Book as an Art Form), ed. Julie Kačerovská, FAVU, Brno


2012 “But is it Life?”, Cultural Hijack: Rethinking Intervention, ed. Ben Parry, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool


2011 Notes from the Bottom of a Bag, Peep-Hole Sheet, No. 7, Mousse Publishing, Milan


2010 “Dear Will”, F. R. David, “With Love”, Issue 7, summer 2010


2009 “Where Nothing Makes Sense”, Voids, ed. In John Armleder et al, JRP Ringier, Zurich, Éditions du Centre Pompidou, Paris


2005 “Blank Page”, Transmission: Speaking & Listening, Vol. 4, ed. Sharon Kivland, Jaspar Joseph-Lester and Emma Cocker, Site Gallery, Sheffield

“We Are Not There Yet” (with Charles Esche), Provisorium, No. 1, January 2005


2004 “Word for Word” (with Nick Thurston), Performance Research: On the Page, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2004

“Making Nothing Happen: Notes for a Seminar”, Visualizing Anthropology, ed. Anna Grimshaw and Amanda Ravetz, Intellect, Bristol

“Whatever Happened to Social Democracy?” (with Charles Esche), Framework: The Finish Art Review. No. 1, April 2004


2003 “Some Notes on Art as Film As Art”, Saving the Image: Art after Film, ed. Tanya Leighton and Pavel Büchler, CCA, Glasgow

“The Blind Train-spotter: A Delirium of Doubt”, Where Is the Photograph?, ed. David Green, Photoworks/Photoforum, Brighton


2002 “Somebody’s Got to Do It”, Art: What Is It Good For?, ed. Dolan Cummings, Institute of Ideas, Hodder & Stoughton, London


2001 “New Academic Art”, Research and the Artist: Considering the Role of the Art School, ed. Antonia Payne, University of Oxford, Oxford


2000 “Bureauphilia: A Lost Case”, 292: Essays in Visual Culture, issue 1, February 2000

“Other People’s Culture”, Curious: Artists’ Research within Expert Culture, ed. Susan Brind, Visual Arts Projects, Glasgow


1999 Ghost Stories: Stray Thoughts on Photography and Film, Proboscis, London


1998 “Studio Irrational”, Variant, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1998

“Stalin’s Shoes (Smashed to Pieces)”, DECADEnt, ed. David Harding and Pavel Büchler, Foulis Press, Glasgow


1997 “Seeing, Believing and the Matter of Taste”, (Re)visions of Sex, ed. Alice Angus, Fotofeis, Edinburgh

“An Image of the Crowd”, Coil, No. 4, February 1997


1996 “Books as Books”, Bookworks: A Partial History and Sourcebook, ed. Jane Rolo and Ian Hunt, Book Works, London

Random Access 2: Ambient Fears, (co-ed. with Nikos Papastergiadis), Rivers Oram Press, London


1995 Random Access: On Crisis and Its Metaphors, (co-ed. with Nikos Papastergiadis), Rivers Oram Press, London


1994 “No More 80s!”, Drawing Fire, The Journal of the NAFAE, Vol. 1, No. 1, December 1994

Words in their Natural Setting, Tramline No. 1, Tramway, Glasgow


1993 “A Double-page Spread”, Creative Camera, No. 321, April/May 1993


1989 “Angled Mirrors”, Creative Camera, No. 8&9, August/September 1989


1986 Turning Over the Pages: Some Books in Contemporary Art, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge