Shannon Bool

In Shannon Bool’s works the body becomes the central “area of the images”. Her interest is based on the concept of the “Lived Body,” a term coined by the phenomenologist Merleau-Ponty contending that external reality and subjective identity are the reciprocal result of bodily experience and action in space. A crucial role in this regard is played by the adaptation of history and the production techniques of the most various cultural spheres, ranging from the corporeal processes of sculpture and painting all the way to the generation of synthetic, digital image worlds.

Works from this artist






  • Marbled Görli

    Shannon Bool


Shannon Bool was born in Comox, Canada in 1972. She now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Shannon Bool’s work is part of public collections worldwide. These include the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Kunstmuseum Bonn, Metropolitan Museum (New York), Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt), Musée d´Art Contemporain de Montréal, Lenbachhaus (Munich), The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin).


Bool studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver), The Cooper Union (New York) and the Städelschule (Frankfurt am Main).


Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Super Super Markt, Kelowna Art Gallery (British Columbia), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Confederation Centre of the Arts (Charlottetown), Kaiser Wilhelm Museum (Krefeld), Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto), Kadel Willborn (Düsseldorf), Kunstverein Braunschweig, Musée d'art de Joliette, Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, Bonner Kunstverein (Bonn), GAK - Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst (Bremen), CRAC Alsace (Altkirch), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt am Main), Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Rome), Lenbachhaus (Munich), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Sprengel Museum (Hannover), Bundeskunsthalle (Bonn), MMK – Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt am Main), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), La Biennale de Montréal, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum Morsbroich (Leverkusen), Klöntal Triennale, Kunsthaus Glarus, Berlinische Galerie (Berlin), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), KW Institute of Contemporary Art (Berlin), Kestner Gesellschaft (Hannover), Kunstpalais Erlangen, Camberwell College of Arts (London) and Portikus (Frankfurt am Main).


  • woven roots

    Shannon Bool, Rob Crosse, Peles Duo, David Noonan

    Curated by Peles Duo

    August 31 – October 1, 2023

    Brunnenstr. 22, Online