Galerie Nagel Draxler

Stephen Willats

Biography

1943 Born 17th August in London. Lives and works in London

www.stephenwillats.com

1962-63
‘The Ground Course’, Ealing School of Art

1965
o date Editor and publisher of Control Magazine

1972-73
Director of ‘The Centre for Behavioural Art’, London

1979-80
D.A.A.D. Fellowship, West Berlin

1990
Convener of the Symposium, ‘Art Creating Society’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

1991
‘Stephen Willats – Printed Archive’ established at the Victoria and Albert Museum

2003
Convener of the Seminars ‘Art Intervention’, Control Magazine at Vilma Gold, London.

2005
‘Multiple Clothing’, Showstudio. com webstite project established.

EINZELAUSSTELLUNGEN / ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1964
Chester Beatty Research Centre, London.

1968
‘Visual Automatics & Visual Transmitters’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

1973
‘The Artist As An Instigator Of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour’, Gallery House, London.

1974
‘Life Codes And Behaviour Parameters’, Gallery December, Munster, West Germany.

1975
‘Coding Structures And Behaviour Parameters’, Massimo Minini, Gallery Banco, Brescia, Italy.
‘Meta Filter, A State Of Agreement’, The Gallery, London.

1976
‘Life Codes And Behaviour Parameters’, The Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham.
‘Social Structures: The Perception of Context’, Stampa Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.
‘Attitudes Within Four Relationships’, Lisson Gallery, London.

1977
‘Attitudes Within Four Relationships’, Southampton City Art Gallery.

1978
‘Questions About Ourselves’, Lisson Gallery, London.
‘Living Within Contained Conditions’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

1979
‘Concerning Our Present Way of Living’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1980
‘The Lurky Place’, Galerie Jürgen Schweinebraden, East Berlin.
‘Four Professionals’, Lisson Gallery, London.
‘Berlin Wall Drawings’, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich.
‘Concerning Our Present Way of Living’, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
‘4 Inseln in Berlin’, National Galerie, West Berlin.

1981
‘4 Inseln in Berlin’, Goethe Institute, London.
‘Mens en Omgeving’, De Beyerd Centrum voor beeldende Kunst, Breda, Holland.

1982
‘Meta Filter and Related Works’, Tate Gallery, London.
‘The New Reality’, Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

1983
‘Angst in den Strasse’, Rüdiger Schöttle Galerie, Munich.
‘Inside The Night’, Lisson Gallery, London.
‘Under Cover’, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

1984
‘Means of Escape’, Rochdale Art Gallery, Greater Manchester.
‘Another City’, Riverside Studios, London.

1985
‘Doppelganger’, Lisson Gallery, London.
‘Double Crossing’, Ralph Wernicke Galerie, Stuttgart.

1986
‘City of Concrete’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
‘Grüsse vom Modernen Leben’, Städtische Galerie, Regensburg, West Germany.
‘Groeten uit het moderne leven’, Museum van Hedenaagse Kunst, Utrecht, Holland.
‘Concepts and Models’, ICA, London.
Vier Hiizen in Den Haag’, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Holland.
‘Striking Back’, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.
‘Fragments of Modern Living’, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne.

1987
‘Contemporary Living’, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent.
‘Concepts and Projects Bookworks’, Nigel Greenwood Books, London.
‘Between Objects And People’, Leeds City Art Gallery.

1988
‘Transformers’, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.
‘Code Breakers’, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam.
‘Stephen Willats’, Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stuttgart.

1989
‘Secret Language’, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester.

1990
“Mosaics’, Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.
‘Stephen Willats’, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam.

1991
‘Publishing Interventions, 1963 – 1991’, National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

1992
‘Signs of Living’, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris.

1993
‘Buildings & People’, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin.
‘Multiple Clothing’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Walking Between Objects’, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin.
Buildings & People’, Goethe Institute, London.

1994
‘Multiple Clothing’, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne.
‘Random Life’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
‘Museum Mosaic’, Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
‘Fateful Combinations’, The British School at Rome.
Into the Infra-Structure’, Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam.
‘Urban Nomads’, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris.

1995
‘Living Together’, Tramway, Glasgow.
‘A State Of Agreement’, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin.
‘Writing on the Wall’, Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki.
‘Writing on the Wall’, Reinhard Hauff at Galerie Archim Kubinski, Stuttgart.

1996
‘In Response To Each Other’, Galerie Brandstetter & Wyss, Zurich.
‘Du Hasard A l’Accord’, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris.

1997
‘Street Talk’, Gallery Victoria Miro, London.
‘Between Me And You’, Middlesbrough Art Gallery.
‘MULTICULT’, Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam.

1998
‘Random Encounter’, Southampton City Art Gallery.
‘Changing Everything’, South London Art Gallery.
‘Creative Force’, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.
‘Multicult Berlin’, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin.
‘Concepts, Strategies & Models 1962 – 65’, Gimpel Fils, London.
Blind Date With Reality’, Galerie Brandstetter & Wyss, Zurich.

1999
‘Multichannel Vision’, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart.

2000
‘Macro To Micro’. Gallery Laure Genillard, London.

2001
‘Traces And Signs’ Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam.
‘Rencontres et Cooperations 1970-2000,’ Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris.
‘Man From The Twenty First Century. Nottingham 1970-1971’, Clinique London.

2002
‘Through Your Symbolic World’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
‘Cognition Control. From The Archives of Stephen Willats’. Institute of Visual Culture. Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge.

2003
‘Personal Encounters In Your Imagination’, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart.

2004
‘Messages From The Polemical City’, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin.

2005
‘Street Talk Amsterdam’, Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam.
“Multichannel Life”, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln.

2006
“From My Mind to Yur Mind”, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK. 2.Sept.-30.Sept.
“Wie die Welt ist und wie sie sein könnte”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen. 22.Sept.-14.Januar.

2007
“Stephen Willats: Person to Person, People to People”, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes.
“Just Between People”, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart.
“Assumptions and Presumptions”, Rayners Lane & Sudbury Town Underground stations, London.

2008
“Democratic Mosaics and Conceptual Towers”, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin.
“The Speculative Digram”, Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht.
“Multiple Clothing”, “, Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht.
“The Architecture of Stephen Willats”, Landesmuseum Münster, Münster.
“The Speculative Digram”, Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht.
“Social Interactions” with Beth Cambell, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zürich.

2009
“Assumptions and Identity. Identity and Assumptions”, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.
“The Ideological Diagram”, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln.
“In And Out The Underworld”, European Kunsthalle, Köln.

2010
“The world as it is and the world as it could be”, Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
“Counterconsciousness”, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
“Street Diagram”, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin.

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNGEN / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1966
‘Kunst Licht Kunst’, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland.

1967
‘K 4″, Brighton Festival.
‘Light and Movement’, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry.

1968
‘Public Eye’, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany.
‘Preview London’, Camden Arts Centre, London.

1969
‘Five Light Artists’, Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery, London.
‘British Movements’, Onnasch Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

1970
‘Kinetic Art’, Hayward Gallery, London.

1971
‘Electric Theatre’, ICA Gallery, London.
‘Invention of Problems’, Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester.

1972
‘Survey of the Avant-Garde’, Gallery House, London.
‘Cognition Control’, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham.
‘Cognition Control’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

1973
‘Interact’, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.

1974
‘Art as Thought Process’, Serpentine Gallery, London.

1975
‘Structures and Codes’, Royal College of Art Gallery, London.
‘Artists’ Bookworks’, British Council Touring Exhibition for Germany.
‘Body and Soul’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

1976
‘Artist’s Bookworks’, Arts Council of Great Britain Touring Exhibition.
‘Art as Thought Process’, British Council Touring Exhibition for France.
‘Twentieth Century Artist’s Photographs’, Israel Museum, Israel

1977
‘Gallery Artists’, Lisson Gallery, London and then Fine Arts Building, New York.
‘Social Criticism and Art Practice’, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA.
‘10th Biennale of Paris’, France.

1979
‘In Certain Art Anglais’, ARC 2, Museum of Modern Art, Paris
‘Anglo-Belgium Exhibition’, JP2 Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels.
‘Languages’, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Arts Council of Great Britain Touring Exhibition.
‘La Parola e le Imagine’, Commune di Milano, Italy.

1980
‘Artist and Camera’, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.

1981
‘Kunst und Politik’, Basischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany.
‘Die Kehrseite der Wunschbilder’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany.
‘Sculpture in the Twentieth Century’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1982
‘Contemporary Choice’, Contemporary Art Society Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
“Noi altri wir anderen’. Regensberg Stadt Museum, Germany
‘Past – Present – Future’, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany.
‘Erweiterte Fotografie’, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria.
‘London – New York’, Lisson Gallery, London.
‘Aperto 82″, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

1983
‘Place”, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London.
‘New Art and the Tate Gallery’, Tate Gallery, London.
‘The Sculpture Show’, Hayward Gallery, London.

1984
Strip Language’, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London.

1985
Watch Your Step’, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
‘Sculpture Alternatives – Aspects of Photography and Sculpture in Britain 1965 – 82’, Tate Gallery, London.
‘The British Art Show’, National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
‘Summer in the City’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
‘Human Interest’, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester.
‘The British Show’, Art Gallery of New South Wales (travelling exhibition throughout Australia).

1986
The Art of Peace Biennale’, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany.
‘Androgyn’, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany.
‘Eye Level’, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland.

1987
‘Art and Craft made and designed in the Twentieth Century’, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

1988
‘British Modernist Painting’, Birch & Conran Fine Art, London.
‘Beyond the City, The Metropolis’, Triennale di Milano, Italy.
‘What is good appears, and what appears is good’, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany.
‘New Urban Landscape’, World Financial Centre, Battery Park, New York, USA.
‘100 Years of British Art’, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds.
‘New Reform Retrospective 1970 – 79’, Cultural Centre, Alst, Belgium.
Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery, Munich, Germany.

1989
‘Invisible City’, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds.
‘Tekens Van Verzet’, Beeld Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, Holland.

1990
‘Art Creating Society’, Exhibition to accompany Symposium at the MOMA, Oxford.

1991
‘Oikos’, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris.
‘Excavating the Present’, Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge.
‘Past Continuous’, Artsite Trust, Bath Festival.
‘Shocks to the System’, ACGB Touring Exhibition, South Bank Centre, London.

1992
‘Wasteland’, Photographic Biennale, Rotterdam, Holland.
‘Real Stories’, Museet fur Photokunst, Odense, Denmark.
‘Instructions and Diagrams’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London.

1993
‘Sixties Art Scene in London’, Barbican Art Gallery, London.
‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’, Lisson Gallery, London.
‘Public and Private’, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
‘The Ideal Place’, HCAK, Den Haag, Holland.

1994
‘Outsiders’, Camerawork, London.
‘Visione Britannica’, Valentina Moncada, Rome, Italy.
‘Sarah Staton Super Store Boutique’, Laure Genillard Gallery, London.
‘Conceptual Living’, Rhizome, Amsterdam, Holland.
‘Looking at Words: Reading Pictures’, Elms Lester Painting Rooms, London.
‘Lesezimmer II’, Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany.

1995
‘Mapping Knowledge’, The Minories Gallery, Colchester.
‘Ars 95 Helsinki’, Helsinki, Finland.
‘I don’t actually have to go’, Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, Holland.
‘Imprint 93’, City Racing, London.
‘Temples’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
‘Ideal Standard Summertime’, Lisson Gallery, London.
‘La Transparence Dans L’Art Du XXe Siecle’, Museum des Beaux-Arts Malraux, Le Havre, France.
‘The Edge of Town’, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Conn., USA.
‘Paste-Up, Past & Present’, Kent Gallery, New York.

1996
‘Les Contes de Fees se terminent bien’, Frac Haute-Normandie, Chateau du Val Freneuse, Sotteville-sous-le-Val.

1996
‘Radikale Images’, 2nd Austrian Triennale for Photographie, Neue Galerie, Graz.
‘Everybody’s Talking’, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Holland.

1997
‘Sous le manteau’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropec, Paris.
‘The Grand Design’, The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, USA.
‘In Every Moment Everywhere’, Porin Taidemuseo, Finland.
‘C’est ici que nous vivons (2)’, FRAC Rhones-Alpes, France.
‘Photographie d’une Collection 3/97’, de la Caise des Depots et Consignations, Paris.

1998
‘Addressing the Century, 100 Years of Art & Fashion’, Hayward Gallery, London.

1999
‘Nur Wasser Lasst Sich Leichter Schneiden’, Hamburg.
“Bildung’, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria.
‘Borderline PILOT’, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, Holland.

2000
‘Democracy’, Royal College of Art, London, April/May.
‘Live In Your Head’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
‘Protest and Survive’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
‘Raw’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
‘Ein/raumen’, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg.
‘Protest and Survive’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

2001
‘City Racing. A Partial Account’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
‘Conception. Conceptual Documents 1968-72’, Norwich Gallery, Norwich.
‘Double Vision’, Galerie für Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig. Germany.
‘Antagonisms’, Musee d’Art Contemperani de Barcelona, Spain.
‘Arbeit Essen Angst’, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany.
‘The Map Is Not The Territory’, England & Co, London.
‘Video Evidence’, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton.
‘Video Project Space’, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London.
‘Works on Paper, Acconci to Zittel’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
‘Selbst Portrat’, Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany.
‘Stadsgezichten. Amsterdam vereeuwigd 1901-2001’, Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Holland.

2002
‘Private Views’, London Print Studio.
‘The Gap Show’, Museum am Ostwald, Dortmund.
‘Air Guitar’ Milton Keynes Gallery (and then touring).
‘Art For Networks’, Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff (and then touring).
‘Blast To Freeze. British Art In The Twentieth Century’, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany.

2003
‘Collection 001’, Frac Rhone-Alpes, Institut d’art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France.
‘In Portraiture Irrelevance Is Ugliness’, curated by Claudia Seidel, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart.
‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered’, Migros Museum, Zurich.
‘In Portraiture Irrelevance Is Ugliness’, Museum Schloss Hardenberg, Velbert-Neviges, Germany.
‘Art For Networks’, Turnpike Gallery, Leith, Nr Manchester.
‘Air Guitar. Reconsidering Rock Music’, Tulie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlise.
‘Urban Codes, coder/decoder’’, Espace de l’Art Concret, Chateau de Mouans, Mouans-Sartoux, France.
‘Independence’, South London Gallery, June/August.

2004
‘3rd Berlin Biennial’, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin.
‘L’Air dy Temps, Migros Museum, Zurich.
‘Streets’, Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam.
‘Engagierte Kunst 70/90’, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany.
‘Re: Location. 1-7 Shake’, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Germany.
‘Art & The 60’s. This Was Tomorrow’, Tate Gallery, London.
‘Art & The 60’s. This Was Tomorrow’, Birmingham City Art Museum.
‘La Collection Continue’ FRAC Corse, Centre Culturel Una Volta, Bastia, France.
‘Vanishing Points: Landscape Art Beyond The Horizon’, Southampton City Art Gallery, March-May.
‘70/90. Engagierte Kunst’, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany.

2005
‘Faltering Flame’, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield.
‘Kritische Gesellschaften’, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany.
“Ordering the Ordinary”, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London.

2006
“The Secret Public. The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988″, Kunstverein München, München.

2007
“The Secret Public. The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988″, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
“What does the jellyfish want? Fotografien von man Ray bis James Coleman”, Museum Ludwig, Köln.
“Oh Girl, It´s A Boy!”, Kunstverein München, München.

2008
“Be(com)ing Dutch”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
“Punk. No One is Innocent. Kunst-Stil-Revolte”, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien.
“A Town (Not A City)”, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen.
“Manifesta 7 Trentino – Alto Adige 2008″, Südtirol.
“Soziale Diagramme. Planning Reconsidered”, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart.
“Mondo e Terra: La collezione del FRAC Corsica”, MAN – Nuoro – Museo d´arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro.
“SAMMLUNG 1978-2008″, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zürich.
“Getting Even”, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork.
“The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.
“Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London.

2009
“Die Moderne als Ruine. Eine Archäologie der Gegenwart”, Generali Foundation, Wien.
“Oppositions & Dialogues”, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover.
“7 x 14. Silberkuppe in Kur”, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden.
“Unbuilt Roads”, e-flux, New York.

2010
“Modernologies – Contemporary artists researching modernity and modernism”, Gruppenausstellung mit u.a. Andrea Fraser, Christian Philipp Müller, Martha Rosler und Stephen Willats
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw.
“Bilder in Bewegung. Künstler & Video / Film”, Museum Ludwig, Köln.
“Ground Level”, John Hansard Gallery, Highfield, Southampton.

2011
“A portrait of the Artist A a Young Man”, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart.

2012
‘How the Future Looks from Here’, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.
“Surfing with the Attractor’, South London Gallery, London.
‘SECRET LANGUAGE THE CODE BREAKERS’, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin.

LECTURES AND PAPERS

1971
‘Invention of Problems’, symposium organised by Leicester Polytechnic .

1973
‘Interact’, symposium organised as a contribution to the Edinburgh Festival by the Computer Arts Society.

1976
‘Purpose, Context, Meaning: The Externalisation of Art’, five public seminars at Battersea Arts Centre, London.

1981
‘Two Worlds Apart’, ICA, London.

1982
‘The New Reality’, Tate Gallery, London.

1986
‘Intervention and Audience’, Tate Gallery, London.

1990
‘Society Through Art’: symposium, Art Creating Society, MOMA, Oxford.

1991
‘City as Art’, A.I.C.A., Dublin, Ireland.

1993
‘Just Between People’, Tate Gallery, London.
‘The Art Work as a Model of Society’, International Symposium – Creativity and Cognition, Loughborough University.

BOOK AND BOOKWORKS BY STEPHEN WILLATS 

1973
‘The Artist As An Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour”, Gallery House Press, London.

1976
‘Art and Social Function’, Latimer New Dimensions, London.

1978
The Lurky Place’, Lisson Gallery, London.

1980
‘Ich Lebe in einem Betonklotz’, Walther König Verlag, Cologne, Germany.

1982
‘Cha Cha Cha’, Coracle/Lisson Gallery, London.

1985
‘Doppelganger’, Actualities, London.

1986
‘Intervention and Audience’, Coracle Press, London.

1989
‘The House that Habitat Built’, Cornerhouse, Manchester.

1990
‘Society through Art’, HCAK, Den Haag, Holland.
‘Stairwell’, Coracle Press, London.
‘Multi-Storey Mosaic’, Control, London.
‘White Towers’, Academy of Art, Helsinki.

1991
‘Corridor’, Imschoot, Gent, Belgium.
‘Book Mosaic’, Control, London.

1992
‘Tower Mosaic’, Control, London.

1994
‘Private Journeys’, Hounslow Borough Council, London.
‘Balcony’, Imprint.

1995
‘Wie ich meine Fluchtwege organisiere’, Edition 931, Leipzig.

1996
‘Between Buildings and People’, Academy Editions, London.

1997
‘The Art Museum in Society, Collected Writings’, Middlesbrough Art Gallery.
‘Shopping Parade’, Little Cockroach Press, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada.

1998
‘Random Encounter’, Southampton Art Gallery.

2000
‘Art and Social Function’ (Reprint of 1976 original) Elipsis, London.
‘Multiple Clothing’, Walther König, Cologne.

2001
‘Multichannel Vision’, Control, London.
‘Beyond The Plan’, Academy/John Wiley, London.

2002
‘Through Symbolic Worlds’, Control, London.

2003
‘Random Networks’, Artlab, Imperial College, London.

PROJECT WORKS

1970
´The Man From the Twenty First Century’, Nottingham.

1971
‘The Social Resource Project for Tennis Clubs’.

1972-3
‘The West London Social Resource Project’, London.

1973
‘The Oxford Insight Development Project’, Oxford.
‘The Edinburgh Social Model Construction Project’, Edinburgh.

1977
‘From a Coded World’, Perivale, London.

1978
‘Vertical Living’, Skeffington Court, Hayes, London.
‘Contained Living’, Museum of Modern Art Oxford and the Friars Wharf Estate, Oxford.

1979
‘Inside an Ocean’, Ocean Estate, Mile End, East London.

1981
‘Two Worlds Apart’, Charville Lane Estate, Hayes, West London.

1982
‘Blocks’, Avondale Estate, West London.

1985
‘Brentford Towers’, Brentford, West London.

1986
‘Four Houses in Den Haag’, Den Haag, Holland

1987
‘From Different Worlds’, Leeds.

1988
‘Between Straight Lines’, Newcastle.

1989
‘White Towers’, Helsinki, Finland.

1990
‘Private Network’, Friars Wharf Estate, Oxford.
‘Multi-Storey Mosaic’, Homecourt, Feltham, West London.

1991
‘Tower Mosaic’, Warwick & Brindley Estate, Paddington, London.
‘Living Mosaic’, Snowhill Estate, Bath.
‘People Mosaic’, Kettle’s Yard Gallery, Cambridge.

1992
‘Living Tower’, Linacre Court, Hammersmith, London.

1993
‘Personal Islands’, Samuda & Barkentine Estates, Isle of Dogs, East London.

1994
‘Museum Mosaic’ Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
‘Private Journeys’, Heston Farm Estate, Hounslow, West London.
‘Taking the Short Cut’, Roydon, Essex.
‘Personal Interface’, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin, Germany.

1996
‘Chemins Imaginaires’, Champagne, Sotteville, Rouen.

1997
‘The Transormer’, Middlesbrough.

1998
‘Creativeforce’, Sheffield.
‘Changing Everything’, Peckham, South London Gallery.
‘Random Encounter’, Southampton.

1999
‘Eine Demokratische Reise’, Hamburg.
Democratic Journey’, Liverpool.
‘Multichannel Workshop’, Graz.

2000
‘Multichannel Workshop Hamburg’, Hamburg.

2003
‘Meeting of Minds’, Sefton Park, Liverpool.

AUDIO TAPES

1976
‘Externalising the Meaning of Art – A Basis for Operation’, Audio Arts Magazine.

1977
‘From a Coded World’, Audio Arts Magazine

1982
‘Live to Air’, Audio Arts Magazine, Vol. 5, Nos. 3 & 4.

1983
‘Inside the Night’, Audio Arts Special Supplement.

1986
‘Brentford Towers’, Audio Arts Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1.

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Documentation on the West London Social Resource Project commissioned by the Arts Council of Great Britain housed at Osterley Library.
Southampton City Art Gallery & Museum.
Art Museum Zurich, Switzerland.
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Holland.
The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.
Rochdale Art Gallery, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
The Tate Gallery, London.
De Beyerd Centrum voor Actuelle Kunst, Breda, Holland.
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland.
Contemporary Art Society, London.
The Arts Council of Great Britain.
Gimpel Fils Galery, London.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Drawing Dept., London.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Clothing and Dress Dept., London.
The British Museum, Prints & Drawings Dept., London.
National Gallery, Gdansk, Poland.
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Conneticut, USA.
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds.
Städtische Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Utrecht, Holland.
The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.
Helsingen Kaupungin Taidemuseo, Helsinki, Finland.
Stichting Volkshuisversting in de Kunst, Ben Haag, Holland.
Victoria & Albert Museum (Artist’s Book Collection, archive of writings and publications).
Hounslow Borough Council, London.
Museum de Beaux Arts, Le Havre, France.
Frac Course Centre of Contemporary Art, Corsica, France.
Cleveland Gallery, Cleveland.
Frac Limousin, France.
Rhone Alpes Frac, France.
Caise de depots et Cousiguations, Paris.
Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland.
Frac Haute-Normandie, France.
Middlesborough Art Gallery.
South London Art Gallery.
Frac Poitou Charentes, France.
Süd West Landesbank, Stuttgart, Germany.
Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Amsterdams Historisch Museum.
Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds.
Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester.
Fonds Regional Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain Paris, France.
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany.
Migros Museum, Zurich.
National Portrait Gallery, London.

STATEMENTS AND WRITINGS BY STEPHEN WILLATS 

1964
Statement in catalogue of exhibition, Chester Beatty Research Centre, London.

1965
Statement in Control Magazine No. 1 (untitled)

1966
Statement in Control Magazine No. 2 (untitled).
Statement in the catalogue, Kunst Licht Kunst, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland.

1967
Studio International, February Issue, Vol 173, No. 886.
Text in Control Magazine No. 4 (untitled).
Statement in Studio International, Vol 176, No. 904.
Statement in the catalogue, ‘Visual Automatics and Visual Transmitters,’ Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

1970
‘The Artist as a Structuralist of Behaviour’, Control Magazine, No. 5.

1971
‘Behavioural Nets and Life Structures’, The Paper, No. 1, Fine Art Dept, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham.
‘The Artist and the Structuring of Social Behaviour’, read at the Symposium, ‘The Invention of Problems 2’, published in Creativity in a Machine Environment’, Leicester Polytechnic, ed. Stroud Cornock.
‘If I had a Mind’, Du Mont Aktuell Cologne (ed. Klaus Groh).

1972
‘Cognition Control’, Control Magazine No. 6.
‘Visual Meta Language Simulation and Cognition Control”, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham and then the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.
‘The West London Social Resource Project’, a Survey of the Avant-Garde in Britain, Vol. 1, Gallery House Press, London.

1973
‘The West London Social Resource Project’, Studio International, Vol. 185, No. 951.
‘Art and Social Function: Prescriptions’, Art and Artists, Vol. 8, No. 87.
‘The Project Operator’s Manual for the Social Model Construction Project’, Edinburgh.
‘Art Practice and Social Function’, published paper from Interact Symposium, Edinburgh.
‘Prescriptions for Task-Orientated Methodologies in Constructing Operational Models of Art Practice’, Control Magazine, No. 7.
‘A State of Agreement’, Statement published in association with the presentation of Meta Filter at The Gallery, London.

1974
‘The Edinburgh Project’, Art and Artists, Vol. 8, No. 94.
‘The West London Social Resource Project’, Leonardo, Vol. 7.
‘The Externalisation of Models in Art Practice’, Control No. 8.
‘Meta Filter’, Art and Artists, Vol. 9, No. 104.
‘Meta Filter’, Flash Art No. 48.

1975
‘A Survey of Distance Models of Art’, Control Magazine, No. 9.
‘Meta Filter’, Studio International, Vol. 190, No. 977.
‘The Book as Interactive Tool: The Modelling Book’, Artists’ Bookworks, catalogue published by The British Council, London.
‘A State of Agreement’, Control Magazine No. 9.

1976
‘Artwork as Social Model’, Studio International, Vol. 191, No. 980.
‘Social Codes and Behaviour Parameters: as Area of Concern for Art’, catalogue published by The Midland Group, Nottingham.
Statement in the catalogue, ‘Twentieth Century Artists Photographs’, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
‘Control Magazine’, Studio International, Vol. 192, No. 983.

1977
‘The Project Operator’s Manual’, from A Coded World, Perivale, self- published, London.
‘Between a Symbolic World and a Contextual Reality: The Artwork as a Vehicle for Forwarding Counter Consciousness’, Control Magazine No. 10.
‘Les Problems de la Nouvelle Realité’, statement to accompany work of same title presented in 10ieme Biennale de Paris, self-published, London.
‘The Group as Social Analogue in Art Practice’, text in the catalogue accompanying exhibition, Attitudes Within Four Relationships, Southampton Art Gallery.

1978
‘Questions About Ourselves’, text accompanying exhibition with same title at Lisson Gallery, London.
‘From A Coded World’, Studio International, Vol. 194, No. 988.

1979
‘Unter Druck Leben’, Kunstforum International, Band 35, May.
‘Die Darstellung der sozialen Realität’, Kunstmagazin 19, No.2.
‘Les Enfants de Garges-les-Gonesse’, Art Press, No. 27.
‘Working with the work of Art’, Art Monthly, No. 25.
‘Les Problemes de la Nouvelle Realité’, Tesstuale, published by Commune di Milano, Italy.
‘Vivere con le realta pratiche’, Arte e Pratica Politica, published by Tra, Italy.
‘The Counter Consciousness in Vertical Living’, Control Magazine No.11.

1980
‘Physische Beengtheit und Kultureller Druck’, Kunst Nachrichten, Heft 2, 16.Jahrgang.
‘Identifizierung von Zwangselementen’ (text by Stephen Willats) in ‘Ein Gespräch mit Stephen Willats’, by Michael Newman, Kunstforum 42, June.
‘Contained Reality’, Art Monthly, No. 33.

1981
‘Two Worlds Apart’, Aspects, No. 16 (first part).
‘Two Worlds’, Art Monthly No. 49, September.
‘Two Worlds’, report on some experiences, Art Monthly No. 51, November.
‘Working with Life and Institutions’, Control Magazine No. 12.
‘The Lurky Place’, Artist and Camera. Arts Council of Great Britain catalogue.
‘Two Worlds Apart’, Aspects, No. 17 (second part).

1982
‘Inside the Night’, Aspects, No. 21.
‘Leben in vorgegebenen Grenzen – 4 Inseln in Berlin’, Kunst Nachrichten, 18 Jahrgang, Heft 1.
‘Pat Purdy and the Glue Sniffers Camp’, Artwork for Numero Quattro a cura di Sol le Witt, Milan.
‘Inside the Night’, Art Monthly No. 62.

1983
‘Living Like a Goya’, text in catalogue, The Sculpture Show, published by the Arts Council of Great Britain, Hayward Gallery, London.

1984
‘Another City’, Juliet Art Magazine No. 14.
‘Intervention and Audience’, Juliet, No. 17.
‘Intervention and Audience, a Synopsis’, Coracle Press, London.

1985
‘Meeting with Doppelgangers, Stephen Willats talks about his work with people on the margins of society’, Performance, No. 36, August – September.
‘Intervention und Publikum’, Kunst Nachrichten, Heft 5, October.
‘Means of Escape’, text for exhibition catalogue, Alles und Noch viel Mehr’, Das Poetische ABC, Bentelik, Verlag, Berlin.
‘Im Innern der Nacht’, Kunst Nachrichten, 21 Jahrgang, Heft 3, May.
‘Doppelgänger’, interview conducted by Antonia Payne, Studio International, Vol. 198, No. 1011.

1986
‘City of Concrete’, text for catalogue published by Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

1987
‘Between Objects and People’, text for catalogue published by Leeds City Art Gallery.
‘Contemporary Living’, text for catalogue published by Vereninging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium.
‘A Work Between Two Institutions’, Performance No. 47
‘Meta Filter’ – Depart From Zero, The Gallery Trust publication, London.
‘Between Objects and People’, Art Monthly No. 112, January.
‘Variable Sheets’, 2D/3D.
Art and Craft Made in the Twentieth Century Catalogue, published by the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.
‘Art and Intervention’, (various texts), AND No. 13/14.
‘Between Buildings and People’, Artefactum 18, April/May.

1988
‘From Different Worlds’, AND No. 15/16.
‘Secret Language’, Arte Factum 25, Belgium.
‘Signs and Messages from Corporate America’, Art Monthly No. 122.
‘Code Breakers’, CODE, No. 9, Amsterdam.

1989
‘Art and Cybernetics’, AND No. 18/19.
‘Organic Exercise’, Catalogue essay for ‘The Possibilities of Space’, Fifty Years of British Sculptor’s Drawings, Huddersfield Art Gallery.
‘Transformers’, Beeld No. 4, Amsterdam.

1990
‘The Determinism of the Camera’, Perspektief No. 38, Rotterdam.
‘White Towers’, Control Magazine No. 14.

1991
‘From Object to Concept in Society’, Excavating the present, catalogue essay, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

1992
‘Living Mosaic’, catalogue essay for Real Stories, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark.
‘Starting From Zero’, an interview by Grant Kester, Afterimage, Vol. 19, No. 10, May, Rochester, New York.

1993
‘Just Between People’, Meta No. 4, Stuttgart.

1994
‘From Objects to People: Interaction in the Art Museum’, Kunst & Museum Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4, Amsterdam.
‘Fateful Combinations’, text for catalogue published by The British School at Rome.
‘Fateful Combinations’, Opening No. 22, Rome.
‘Going into the Infrastructure’, Meta No. 3, Stuttgart.

1995
Untitled text for catalogue ‘Private/Public’, ARS 95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
Pat Purdy and the Glue Sniffers Camp’, catalogue published by Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, ‘The Edge of Town’
‘City of Concrete’, catalogue published by the FRAC Haute- Normandie, ‘Appartement Temoin´.

1996
Stephen Willats: an interview with Nicola Kearton in Public Art Issue, Art & Design, London.
‘Private Journeys’, Control Magazine No. 15.
‘Time Will Tell’, Texte zur Kunst, No. 23, August.

1996
‘Fateful Combinations – Random Life’ and ‘Occasional Events.
Between Four People’, ,Radikale Bilder, catalogue published by 2nd Austrian Triennale for Photography, Neue Galerie, Graz.
‘Imagined Pathways’, catalogue for Les Contes de Fees se Terminent Bien, FRAC Haute Normandie, Rouen.

1997
‘The Art Museum in Society. Collected Writings’, Stephen Willats, Middlesbrough Art Gallery.

1998
‘Random Encounter’, Stephen Willats, Southampton City Art Gallery.
‘The Artwork as Interactive Simulation’, Stephen Willats, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.
‘Changing Everything’, Stephen Willats, South London Art Gallery.
‘Unterschiedliche Begegnungen’, Stephen Willats, catalogue, ‘Do All Oceans Have Walls?’, G.A.K., Bremen.

2000
‘King Of Code’, Interview, Mute 16, June/July.
‘Stephen Willats’, Interview by Claudia Seidel, Netter Art Collection Vol 10/10, Ergänzungsband, Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart.

2001
‘Multichannel Workshop Practice In The Art Museum’, Control Magazine No.16.
‘Macro To Micro. A Report’, Camera Austria International O. 73
Contemporary Relationships No. 3.’ Catalogue text for ‘The Map Is Not The Territory’ published by England & Co.

2002
‘The Edinburgh Social Model Construction Project’, Justified Sinners, Pocketbooks 14, Edinburgh.
‘Control’, Interview by Uscha Pohl, ‘Inside Magazines. Independent Pop Culture Magazines’. Patrik Andersson and Judith Steedman, Thames & Hudson, London.

2004
‘Stephen Willats zu seinen Werken’, Stephen Willats, ‘70/90 Engagierte Kunst’, Neusemuseum Nürnberg, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg.
‘Meeting Of Minds’, Stephen Willats, Places, Vol 16, No.3. Prat Institute, University of California, Berkely, California.

2005
“Multichannel Life”, Galerie Christian Nagel,Köln.
‘Stephen Willats: An Interview on Art, Cybernetics and Social Intervention’, George Mallen, Page 60, Bulletin of the Computer Arts Society, Spring 2005.

Bibliography

AUSSTELLUNGSKATALOGE UND ARTIKEL (AUSWAHL) / SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGUES AND REVIEWS IN PUBLICATIONS

1972
Conway Lloyd Morgan ‘Cognition and Control Project’, New Scientist, 26 October.

1973
Rosetta Brooks ‘Behavioural Art’, Studio International, Vol. 185, No. 951.
Martin Kunz ‘Rationale Englische Kunsttendenzen’, (11. Teil), Kunst Nachrichten, March.

1975
John Walker ‘Meta Filter’, interview with Stephen Willats, Studio International, Vol. 190, No. 977, Sept.
Richard Cork ‘Nice to Meta You’, Evening Standard, 16 October.

1976
Jane Kelly (with Willats), Midland Group Gallery Exhibition Nottingham’, Studio International, Vol. 191, No. 981, May - June.

1977
Richard Cork ‘Involved - Yet Semi-Detached’, Evening Standard, 21 April.
Jane Kelly (with Willats) ‘Contemporary Artists’, ed. Colin Naylor and Genesis P. Orridge, St James Press.
Sandy Nairne ‘Report from a Coded World’, Art Monthly No. 10.

1978
Marina Vaizey ‘Stephen Willats’, Arts Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, Feb..
Sandy Nairne ‘Stephen Willats’, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
‘Concerning Our Present Way of Living’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1980
Frank Gribling ‘Over onze aktuele leefwizjzwe’, Museum Journal, 80/5, Holland.
‘Over onze actuele leefwije’, Stedlijk Van Abemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland.
‘4 Inseln in Berlin’, Nationalgalerie Berlin, West Berlin.
Jörg Johnen ‘Stephen Willats’, review Kunstforum International, Band 41, May.
Jürgen Schweinebraden ‘The Lurky Place’, Art Monthly, No. 41.

1982
Marina Vaizey ‘The Artist as Photographer’, Sidgwick and Jackson, London.
‘The New Reality’, Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Tilman Osterwold ‘Vergangenheit Gegenwart Zukunft’, Würtembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, (exh. cat.).
Veit Loers ‘Noi altri wir anderen’, Städtische Galerie, Regensberg, West Germany (exh. cat.).

1982
Deirdre O’Connell ‘Steve Willats’, CIRCA, No. 7, Northern Ireland.
Michael Newman ‘Man’s Place - Four Works’, Art and Artists, No. 193.

1983
Eli Pascal ‘A l’Interieure de la Nuit’ Artistes, No. 16, Paris.
John Roberts, ‘Willats in Derry’, Performance, Nos. 20-21, Dec - Jan, London.
Christiane Bergob: ‘Sprechen sie Cha Cha’, Kunstforum International, Band 61, May.
Michael Compton: ‘New Art’, (catalogue essay) in New Art at the Tate Gallery, Tate Gallery Publications, London.
Lewis Biggs: ‘Under Cover’, Arnolfini Review, May.

1984
Brian Smith: ‘Soft Computing: Art and Design’, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, London.
‘Means of Escape’, Rochdale Art Gallery, Rochdale, Greater Manchester (exhibition catalogue).
Nadine Descendre: ‘Anatomie d’une Creation’, Autrement, No. 6, Paris, (London issue).
Sarah Kent: ‘Art and Artifice: Changing Attitudes’, Artscribe, No 45.

1985
‘The British Show’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (exh. cat.) Text by Richard Francis.

1986
Rob le Frenais: ‘Brentford Towers’, Performance No. 38
‘Stephen Willats. Three Essays’, ICA, London and The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield (exh. cat.).
‘City of Concrete", Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (exh. cat.).
Margaret Garlake: ‘Artists and Our Environment’, The Artist, Vol. 101, No. 7, Issue 665, July.
Gray Watson: ‘Stephen Willats at the ICA’, Artscribe, No. 57, April- May.
Michael Archer: ‘Recent Project Works’, ICA, London (exh. cat.).
Manfred Schmalriede: ‘In Berlin und Eindhoven geschaffene Werde’ - catalogue text in ‘Stephen Willats. Three Essays’, ICA, London.

1987
‘Between Objects and People’, Leeds City Art Gallery (exh. cat.).
‘Groeten van Stephen Willats uit het moderne leven’, Phillip Peters, De Tijd, 2nd Jan., Amsterdam.

1988
Andrew Wilson: Review, Laing Art Gallery exhibition, Artscribe, Sept/Oct.
‘Transformers’, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, (exh. cat.).
‘Code Breakers’, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam (exh. cat.).

1989
‘Secret Language’, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester (exh. cat.).

1990
‘Conceptual Living’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London (exh. cat.), text by Stephen Bann ’Publishing Interventions’, National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum (exh. cat.), texts by Stephen Willats and Simon Ford.
‘High Rise to Heaven: Stephen Willats, Victoria Miro Gallery’, Artscribe, Nov/Dec, text by Andrew Wilson.
‘City of Concrete’, Galerie Montevideo, Antwerp (exh. cat.).

1992
‘The Place of Architecture in the work of Keith Coventry, Langlands & Bell and Stephen Willats’, Andrew Wilson, text in Forum International, No. 16, Antwerp.
‘Stephen Willats’, Galerie Montevideo exhibition review by Jos Van Den Bergh, Arte Factum, 42’92, Antwerp.
‘Stephen Willats, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris’ review by Didier Levy, Art Press, No. 174, November.
‘Starting from Zero’, Grant H Kester, Afterimage, Vol. 19, No. 10, Rochester, NY.
‘Living Tower’ review of installation at Linacre Court, Hammersmith, London by Stephanie Craven, Arte Factum, 46’92, Antwerp.

1993
‘Building and People’, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (exh. cat.) texts by Martina Jura, Horst Kurnitzky, Helmet Geisert, Karin Herrmann and Stephen Willats.
‘Cognition Control’, Oliver Cieslik, Texte zur Kunst, Cologne, Nov.
‘Buildings and People’, Art Monthly, Dec. 93/94, text by Toni del Renzio.
‘Stephen Willats: Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris’, review by Benjamin Weil, Flash Art, No. 168, Jan/Feb.

1994
‘Ideal Society’ text by Phillip Peters in the published report made by the HCAK, Den Haag on the Ideal Place Project.
‘Stephen Willats: Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin, review by Peter Herbstreuth, Flash Art, No. 174, Jan/Feb.
‘Stephen Willats: Random Life’, Victoria Miro Gallery review by Clifford Myerson, Portfolio No. 20.
‘Stephen Willats’, text by Renate Puvogel, Artis No. 3, April/May.
‘The Complexity of People’, interview by Gareth Jones, Flash Art, No. 179, Nov/Dec.

1995
‘Living Together’, Tramway, Glasgow (exh. cat.) text by Andrew Wilson.
‘Stephen Willats’ Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin, review by Harald Fricke in Neue bildende Kunst, No. 3.
‘Konzeptuelles Leben’, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin, review by Jochen Becker, Zitty, No. 8, Berlin.
‘The Ideal Place: Ideal Society’, Phillip Peters, Art & Design, Vol. 10, Nos. 5 & 6.
‘Kaupunkkirakenne ja ihmissuheet, Stephen Willats, ja modernin maailman Kuva’, Kukka Haikkola, Taide 6/95, Helsinki.
‘Paste-Up, Past and Present’, Kent Gallery, New York.

1996
‘Stephen Willats’. Text by Frank Hoenjet, catalogue for ‘Everybody’s Talking’, Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, Holland.
‘Ich lebe in einem Betonklotz, Stephen Willats’ Zurich, Tip, 13th Oct.

1997
‘Stephen Willats, Middlesbrough Art Gallery’, Matthew Higgs, Art Monthly, October No. 210.
‘Realitybytes’, John O’Riley, The Independent, Saturday 19th July.
‘Les Arts Steve Willats’, Alexandre de Cadeney, Sleaze Nation, Nov/Dec, Vol. 2, No.1.
‘Stephen Willats, Art, Ethnography and Social Change’, Variant, Vol. 2, No. 4, October.
‘Photographie d’une Collection, 2’, Caisse des Depots et Consignations’, Hazen Paris.
‘The Grand Design The Art of the Victoria & Albert Museum’, Harry N. Abrams Inc. Publishers, New York.

1999
‘Der ganz alltagliche Funktionalismus’, Interview by Vitus Weh, Kunstforum Bd. 143, Jan - Feb.

2000
‘Democracy’ Royal College of Art, London.
‘Live In Your Head’. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
‘Protest And Survive’. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
‘Work becoming of the man about town’, Morgan Falconer, Highbury & Islington Express.

2001
‘Channel Hopping’, Review by Adrian Glew of ‘Art and Social Function’, in Art Monthly No 246, May.
‘Life Codes’, Diagramme und Schwarzweisskopien’, Andreas Fogarasi, Derive, Heft 4. June, Austria.
‘Traces And Signs’, Christel Vesters, Tubelight 16, July/August, Holland.
‘Double Vision’, Catalogue essay by Andrea Schlieker, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig.
‘Selbst Portrait’, Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany.
‘Conception, Conceptual Documents 1968- 1972’, Norwich Art
Gallery, Norwich, England.

2002
‘Stephen Willats’, Renate Puvogel, ‘The Gap Show. Junge Zeitkritische Kunst aus Grossbritannien’, Catalogue published by Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund.
‘Beyond The Plan’, Art & Architecture, No 56. May.
‘Model Dwellings’ Catalogue essay by Emman Mahony, for ‘Air Guitar’, published by Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes.

2004
‘Welt als Nachbarschaft’, and ‘Wir sind keine Einsiedler, Interview with Stephen Willats’, by Harald Fricke, in U-Spot, Heft 2/2004.
‘Engagierte Kunst 70/90’, ‘Stephen Willats’, text by Friederike Wappler, in the catalogue published by ‘Neues Museum’, Nürnberg.
‘Art & The 60’s. This Was Tomorrow’, Text by Andrew Wilson, Catalogue published by the Tate Gallery, London
‘Conversation Pieces, Community + Communication In Modern Art’ Grant H Kester, University of California Press, Berkely, U.S.A.
‘Control Magazine’. Emily Pethick, ‘Tank’, Vol 4, Issue 1
‘70/90 Engagierte Kunst’, Text by Friederike Wappler, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg.
‘Tenant To Tenant. The Art of Talking with Strangers’, Sharon Irish, Places, Vol 16, No.3, University of California, Berkeley, California.

2005
‘Stephen Willats: An Interview on Art, Cybernetics and Social Intervention’, George Mallen, Page 60, Bulletin of the Computer Arts Society, Spring 2005.
"Und draußen steht ein Künstler. Stephen Willats, Pionier der politischen Kunst der
90er, bei Nagel", Johanna di Blasi, Kölner Stadtanzeiger, N. 228, 30 September 2005, S. 25.

2006
David Coggins: "Reviews. Europe. Stephen Willats. Victoria Miro Gallery.", in: Modern Painters. The International Art Magazine., December 2006-January 2007, S. 119.
Annelie Pohlen: "Stephen Willats: Wie die Welt ist und wie sie sein könnte. Arbeiten von 1962-2005", in: Kunstforum, Bd. 183, 2006.

2007
Melanie Gilligan: "Stephen Willats. Victoria Miro Gallery.", in: Artforum international, Januar 2007, S. 268-269.
"Speculative Modelling with Diagrams. Stephen Willats 2007", Utrecht 2007.

2008
Brigitte Franzen (Hrsg.): "Stephen Willats - Texte zur Architektur", Köln, 2008.
Astrid Mania: "Vom Leben gezeichnet, Astrid Mania über Stephen Willats in der Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin", in: Texte zur Kunst, Nr. 69, März 2008, S. 226-229.

2009
Birgit Laskowski: "European Kunsthalle: Stephen Willats", in: Stadt Revue, Köln, Juli 2009, S. 64.