1961

Born, Seattle WA, USA

BFA., Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA, USA

MFA., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles CA, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Iconoclasm, The Common Guild, part of Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

Untitled (Drone), The High Line Plinth Commission, New York NY, USA, curated by Cecilia Alemani (commission)

Proposal for Non-Aligned Monuments, Free Movement, CC Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium

2020

Iconoclasm, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

2019

Iconoclasm, Library Street Collective, Detroit MI, USA, curated by Pedro Alonzo

2018

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

One Wall, One Work, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston MA, USA

2017

More Than ½ the World, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England

Build Therefore Your Own World, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA

2016

The Meeting House, The Old Manse, Concord MA, USA, curated by Pedro Alonzo and presented by The Trustees

What #isamuseum?, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA, USA

Dreaming Mantas, Fundación Alumnos47, Mexico City, Mexico

2015

Spomenici revolucije, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles CA, USA
Borrowed Scenery, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan

Praz-Delavallade Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis MO, USA

2014

Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C., LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

Invisible Surrealists, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

Pigs and Gold, Eastern Star Gallery at The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles CA, USA

2013 What #isamuseum?, 2013 Getty Artists Program, J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Propaganda of the Deed; Database 2nd Edition, Centro Arti Plastiche, Carrara, Italy
Proposal for Public Fountain, Sadie Coles HQ, London
La stessa storia, MACRO, Rome
Scaffold, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
Scaffold, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
2011

Propaganda of the Deed,Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin, Italy

Laissez Faire et Laissez Passer, Le Monde Va De Lui Même, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA
Mirror Travels in Neoliberalism, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

2010 History Never Ends, I Hate to Bother You, Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street, London, England
Dead Labor Day, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA
2009

Emory Douglas: Black Panther, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York NY, USA, curated by Sam Durant

This is Freedom?, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA

2008

End White Supremacy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA
Death Penalty, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

2007

Sadie Coles HQ off-site: 53 Central Street London, England, curated by Helen van der Meij-Tcheng
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres and Monuments, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Natural History, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Echoplex Joseph Beuys Ideas/Crash, Fat, Felt, Amerika, Politics, Recovery, Monument, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

2006 Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Goodbye Merry Mountt, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myth, Massacres and Monuments, Massachusetts
College of Art, Boston MA, USA
2005 Color Pictures, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
Presse Ne Pas Avaler, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monuments Transposition, Washington D.C., Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA
2004

Edward Said, The Suburban, Oak Park IL, USA
Involved, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA
12 Signs: transposed and illuminated (with various indexes), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (cat.)

We Are All Outlaws in the Eyes of Amerika, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy

2003

We Are the People, Project Row House, Houston TX, USA
Walker Art Center Garden Project, Artist-in-Residence, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, USA

Union Projects, London, England
Entropy in Reverse, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
The Wrong Gallery, New York NY, USA
Sam Durant, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany 

2002

Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI, USA
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA (cat.)
Color Pictures, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica CA, USA
7 Signs; removed, cropped, enlarged and illuminated (plus index), Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT, USA

2001

Southern Tree, Tree of Knowledge, Dead Tree (part one), Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Consciousness Raising Historical Analysis, Pain plus Time Separated and Ordered with Emphasis on Reflection, Kunsthof Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2000 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Proposal for Monument in Friendship Park, Jacksonville, FLA., Blum & Poe, Santa Monica CA, USA
1999 Into the Black, Kapinos Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Altamont, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica CA, USA
1998 with Andrea Bowers, Ohio, Dogenhaus Projekte/ Kapinos, Berlin, Germany
1997

California Displacement Project: You Project is What You Get, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York NY, USA
MDF, Particle Board, Projection, Confusion, Grid-Like Structuring, Blum & Poe, Santa
Monica CA, USA

1995 Blum & Poe, Santa Monica CA, USA
Roger Merians Gallery, New York NY, USA
1994

Foodhouse, Santa Monica CA, USA

1992

Please Excuse Our Appearance..., Bliss Gallery, Pasadena CA, USA

Right Now, Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica CA, USA

Group Exhibitions

2021

Lost in America, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland

Art Encounters: Community or Chaos, Rollins Museum of Art, Rollins College, Winter Park, Orlando FL, USA

Scratching the Surface. An exhibition in Prenzlauer Berg windows and balconies, Die Balkone, Berlin, Germany

Lost in America, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland, curated by John Miller (touring)

Art Encounters: Community or Chaos, Cornell Fine Arts Museum off-site: Rollins College, Winter Park, Orlando FL, USA

Ideas para Monumentos en homenaje a las heroínas y los héroes desconocidos, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes online, Buenos Aires, Argentina, curated by Luis Camnitzer

2020

Billboard Series #21: Sam Durant. Like, man, I’m tired (of waiting), artlead, Ghent, Belgium

Visionary New England, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA, USA

This is America, KUNSTHAL KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Lost in America, NBK Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany, curated by John Miller (cat.) (touring)

STUDIO BERLIN, Boros Foundation and Berghain, Berlin, Germany

Semblance | Sunshine, TAM Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA, USA, co-curated by Josh Hashemzadeh and TAM Torrance Art Museum

5,471 miles, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA and Tokyo, Japan

local talent, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany, curated by Thomas Demand

In Focus: Statements, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mythologies – The Beginning and End of Civilizations, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark

The Gallery Is Closed, Blum & Poe online

2019

Le Magasin, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles CA, USA

Untold (Hi)stories, M.Bassy, Hamburg, Germany

Native Art Department International, Bureau of Aesthetics, KADIST, San Francisco CA, USA

Non-Vicious Circle, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI, USA

Political Affairs. Language Is Not Innocent, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Forgetting. Why We Don't Remember Everything, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Thrill of Deception: From Ancient Art to Virtual Reality, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany (touring)

Populism and Brexit, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board CPPIB office, London, England

2018

The Street. Where the World Is Made, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy

Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA

26 on 3rd, LBMA Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA, USA

Exposición Inaugural, MACQ El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Museum of Broken Windows, NYCLU New York Civil Liberties Union, New York NY, USA

COPING MECHANISMS, Library Street Collective, Detroit MI, USA

50 State Initiative, Cass & Amsterdam NW, Detroit MI, USA,organised by For Freedoms

Thrill of Deception: From Ancient Illusionistic Art to Virtual Reality, Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany (touring)

Mad World, MAF Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles CA, USA

Give a damn., The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY, USA

On longing and consolation, Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou, Belgium

Orientation, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York NY, USA, part of TRII The Racial Imaginary Institute Biennial

Sharing Heritage: Labyrinths in Europe, Das Europäische Kulturerbejahr, Vienna, Austria

Power to the People: Political Art Now, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Break in Transmission, Holden Gallery, Manchester, England

2017

Mirror, Mirror, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT, USA

The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA, USA

Islands, Constellations and Galapagos, Yokahama Triennale 2017, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

We need to talk…, Petzel Gallery, New York NY, USA

Last Tango, Zurich, Switzerland

I LOVE L.A., Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles CA, USA

Hand-Painted Pop! Art and Appropriation, 1961 to Now, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT, USA

2016

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; Speed Art Museum, Louisville KY, USA (touring)

L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

Art and The Landscape, Concord MA, USA

Parcours: Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Domaine de Muy, Le Muy, France

Drawing Dialogues: The Sol LeWitt Collection, Drawing Center, New York NY, USA

The Natural Order of Things, curated by Julieta González, José Esparza, and Ixel Rion, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

2015

A Voice Remains, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, England

Dissolving Margins, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

2014

A Perpetual Journey, Parse Gallery, New Orleans LA, USA

Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itinerários do Saber, Museu Afro Brasil, São Paolo, Brasil

Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin TX, USA

Border Cultures: Part 2 (Work, Labour), Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Mound City, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis MO, USA

Selections from the Collection of Black Byrne, Patrick Painter, Santa Monica CA, USA

The Classic in Art, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

IK-00. The Spaces of Confinement, Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice, Italy

Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England

Secret Passions: Private Flemish Collections, Tripostal, Lille, France

Lustwarande ’14 – Rapture & Pain, Tilburg, The Netherlands

2013

Jonathan Borofsky, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Liz Glynn, Wayne Gonzales, Hans Haacke, Walid Raad, Andres Serrano, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

Beer Show, Green Gallery, Milwaukee WI, USA

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg, and Universalmuseum Joanneum / Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria (touring)

The Hunter and the Factory, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City

Turn off the Sun: Selections from la Colección Jumex, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe AZ, USA

Give Piece A Chance, Le Grand Café - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Saint Nazaire, France

The Wall, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France

Farbe Bekennen (Showing Its Colors), MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany

2012

Eight Sculptors 2012, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

Only Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Parts of Others, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

ROOTS. Memory, identity and change in the art of today, Malvina Menegaz Foundation for Arts and Culture, Castelbasso, Italy

The Living Years: Art after 1989, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, USA

dOCUMENTA (13),  Kassel, Germany,curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Collage, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France, curated by Timothée Chaillou

Sweethearts: Artist Couples, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, England

Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York NY, USA

Shake and Bake, Praz-Delavallad, Paris, France, curated by Hard Hat

Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itineráros do Saber, National Museum of Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011

The Walls That Divide Us, apexart, New York NY, USA, curated by Miguel Amado

The Air We Breathe, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA, USA, curated by Apsara DiQuinzio

Agitated Histories, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM, USA

Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itineráros do Saber, Museum of Science, University of Coimbra, Portugal, curated by Catarina Pires & Paulo Bernaschina

Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada

Incidentes de viaje espejo en Yucatán y otros lugares (Incidents of Travel mirroring the Yucatan and elsewhere), Museo Tamayo, Mexico, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra

The Object of Observation (Changes by Being Observed), Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany, curated by Tim Lee

The Workers: Contemporary Representations of Labor, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams MA, USA, curated by Susan Cross and Carla Herrera-Prats

I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA, curated by Christian Rattemeyer

Locations, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

Mass Distractions and Cultural Decay, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Canada, curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier

The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT, USA curated by Jill Dawsey

Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in 4 Acts: Act 4: Material Intelligence, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England

Drawn from Photography, Drawing Center, New York NY, USA, curated by Claire Gilman

Elizabeth Catlett: Call and response, Bronx Museum, New York NY, USA, curated by Isolde Brielmaier

2010

The Narcissism of Minor Differences, MICA Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, USA

To the Arts, Citizens!, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles, Artists 1980-2010, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

Inquiring Eyes: Greensboro Collects Art, Greensboro NC, USA

Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Endless Bummer / Surf Elsewhere, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA

Shut Your Eyes in Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara,  Carrara, Italy, curated by Fabio Cavallucci

Larger than Life, Stranger than Fiction: 11th Fellbach Triennial of Small Scale Sculpture, Fellbach, Germany

Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA, USA, curated by Michael Darling
Earthworks: Robert Smithson, Sam Durant, and Mary Brogger, MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL, USA
Destroy Design, MUDAC Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland;Center of Contemporary Art, Aarhus, Denmark

Contemplating the Void, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY, USA curated by Nancy Spector and David van der Leer

First Nations / Second Nature, Audain Teaching Gallery, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada, curated by Candice Hopkins
Curious? Art in the 21st Century from Private Collections, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany

Photography, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

2009

Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

CA, USA

15th Anniversary Inaugural exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA
The Old, Weird America, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln MA, USA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA, USA, curated by Toby Camps

Commentary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA

Drawings By, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

Loaded, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
1999, China Art Objects, Los Angeles CA, USA

Destroy Design, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France, curated by Hilde Teerlinck (cat.)

Regift, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York NY, USA, curated by John Miller

Rock – Paper – Scissors, Pop Music as a Subject of Visual Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

Be sure to attend very carefully to what I have to say to you, FRI ART, Fribourg, Switzerland

Off the Wall, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York NY, USA

2008

Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York NY, USA, organised by Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Zones of Conflict, Pratt Gallery, New York NY, USA

Crossroads: Interfaces between rock and contemporary art, Domus Artium Museum / Center of Contemporary Art of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, MOCAMuseum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County CA, USA (cat.).

Proyecto civico / Civic Project, CECUT Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico, curated by Lucia Sanromán and Ruth Estévez

Since we last spoke about monuments, Stroom den Haag, The Hague, The  Netherlands, curated by Mihnea Mircan

The Art of the Real, 10 Oud Vliegveld, Oostende, Belgium, organised by Bob Nickas

Close Encounters, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C., USA

Freedom, Stichting Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague, The  Netherlands (cat.)

Peripheral vision and collective body, MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy

Jeremy Deller: Marlon Brando, Pocahontas, and Me, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado CO, USA

8th Bienal de Panamá, Panama, curated by Magali Arriola
16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

The Old, Weird America, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston TX, USA, curated by Toby Camps (cat.)
AFTERNOON OF DUSSELDORF FAUN II, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Dusseldorf, Germany
Selective Knowledge, Institute of Contemporary Art and Thought, Athens, Greece
Working History, The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland OR, USA

2007

XMAS HYSTERIA, Galleria Emi Fonta, Milan, Italy

Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York NY, USA

Ohio, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn IL, USA; Milan, Italy, curated by Brad Killam and Barb Wiesen

Words Fail Me, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit MI, USA, curated by Matthew Higgs
Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA

Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica CA, USA
Black Panther Rank and File, SECCA Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC, USA; MICA Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, USA (touring)
Visions of Paradise: Utopias, Dystopias, Heterotopias, Espacio 1414, Sancturce, Puerto Rico
Timer 01, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy
Darling, take Fountain, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece
Demolition, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England (cat.)
MOCA Benefit Auction, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA
White, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York NY, USA
Panic Room - Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Past Over, Steve Turner Contemporary, Beverly Hills CA, USA
Resistance is...,Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA
Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA
Sam Durant, Robert Heinecken, Lee Lozano, Cady Noland and Richard Prince, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago IL, USA

2006

Black Panther Rank and File, YBCA Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA, USA
Busan Bienniale, Busan, South Korea

Dark Places, ICALA Institute of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica CA, USA
Draft Deceit, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Drawing and Drawn, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk CA, USA
Fallout, Cold War Culture, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York NY, USA
Good Vibrations Le arti visive e il Rock, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
Monuments for the USA, White Columns, New York NY, USA, curated by Ralph Rugoff
Street Signs and Solar Ovens: Socialcraft in Los Angeles, CAFAM Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA

2005

Artists’ Books Re-Visited, Printed Matter, New York NY, USA
Interstate, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York NY, USA, curated by Adam McEwen
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, State University Art Museum CA, USA

Long Beach, Longbeach CA, USA

Touch of Evil, Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico

Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA
En/Of, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany, curated by Robert Meijer
Post No Bills, White Columns, New York NY, USA, curated by Matthew Higgs
Faces in the Crowd -- Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Echo/Anti Echo, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
Getting Emotional, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston MA, USA
Moscow Biennale, former Lenin Museum, Moscow, Russia
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Logan Galleries, San Francisco CA, USA
Xiamen International Sculpture Exhibition, Xiamen, China
Outpost, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA, USA
War is Over 1945-2005 La Libertà dell'arte, Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy

2004

Rear View Mirror, Kettle’s Yard CA, USA
Communaute, IAC Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
Raume, Hausler Contemporary, Munchen, Germany, curated by Martin Beck
100 Artists See God (2004-2006), The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA, USA , March 7-June 27-2004, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA, USA, July 31-October 3, 2004; ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, November 19, 2004-January 9, 2005; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA, USA June 9-September 4, 2005; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA, USA, September 29-November 20, 2005; and Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville TN, USA, February 4-April 16, 2006 (touring), curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, organised and circulated by ICI Independent Curators International
Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Through the Gates: Brown vs. the Board of Education, CAAM California African American Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA
Baja to Vancouver, MCASD Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego CA, USA, (cat.)
2004 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA (cat.)
The Space of Writing, The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX, USA
Faces in the Crowd, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; Castello di Rivoli, Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy in 2005 (touring)

2003

with Monica Bonvicini, Break it/Fix it, Secession, Vienna, Austria
The Space of Writing, MKG Art Management, Houston TX, USA
Baja to Vancouver, SAM Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle WA, USA (touring)

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA
Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer??s Dictatorship: Delays and Revolutions, 50th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, curated by Francesco Bonami and Daniel Birnbaum
Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of
Contemporary Art
, CAC The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH, USA

2002

Rent-a-bench, Los Angeles CA, USA, curated by Jacob Fabricius
A Country Lane: Sam Durant, Tobias Hauser, Richard Hoeck, John Miller, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, Milton Keynes Gallery, England, curated by
Emma Mahony; Cornerhouse, Manchester, England; Angel Row, Nottingham, England; Tullie House, Carlise, England (touring)
From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY, USA, curated by Robert Nickas
Artists Imagine Architecture, ICA The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA, USA
Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny, MCA The Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago IL, USA; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA (toruing)
Prophets of Boom: Werke aus der Sammlung Schurmann, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Switzerland
Rock My World, CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA, USA, curated by Ralph Rugoff (cat.)
Concepts on Nature, Hausler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum, Works on Paper, Inc., Los Angeles CA, USA

2001

9th Biennial of Moving Images, Center for Contemporary Images, Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland
In Between: Art & Architecture, MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles CA, USA
Playing Amongst the Ruins, RCA Royal College of Art Galleries, London, England
You Don’t Have to Have Cows to be a Cowboy, Galerie Parkhaus, Berlin, Germany
Superman in Bed, Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie Sammlung Schurmann, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
New Settlements, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Recent Acquisitions Featuring the Norton Gift, BAMPFA Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA, USA
R. M. S., Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane, Australia
Record All-Over, MAMCO Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland
Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’ Ephemera 1960-1999, CCAC Institute, San Francisco CA, USA, curated by Steven Leiber
Take Two/Reprise, OAG The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Hemorrhaging of States, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2000

All Things, Everything True, CRG, New York NY, USA, curated by Jessica Bronson
ForwArt, L’Espace Cultural BBL, Brussels, Belgium, curated by Paul Schimmel

D, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York NY, USA, curated by Robert Nickas
00: Drawings 2000, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA
LAEX, Ileana Tounta, Athens, Greece

1999

What Your Children Should Know About Conceptualism, NAK Neuera Achener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
i me mine, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery California State University, Los Angeles CA, USA, curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring
Matthew Antezzo, Sam Durant, Dave Muller, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica CA, USA
The Living Theatre, Salzburger Kunstverein, Germany, curated by Diana Thater
Other Narratives: Fifteen Years, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston TX, USA, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen

COLA Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA (cat.)
Making History, CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessell Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York NY, USA
The Perfect Life, Artifice in L.A.1999, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham NC, USA, curated by Warren Neidich
Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis, Thread Waxing Space, New York NY, USA, curated by Russell Ferguson
Proliferation, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA 

1998

Obviously 5 Believers, Action: Space, Los Angeles CA, USA, curated by Brian Olson
L.A. or Lilliput?, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA, USA, curated by Michael Darling
Angels Gate 8.16.98 dusk, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro CA, USA
Summary, Galerie Hoffman & Senn, Vienna, Austria
Fantastic Matter of Fact: L.A. On Paper 2, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Trash, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA
Slipstream, CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Urban Romantics, Lombard Freid, New York NY, USA
Entropy at Home, Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany, curated by Wilhelm Schurmann     

Architecture & Inside, Paul Morris Gallery, New York NY, USA, curated by Kenneth L. Freed
Family Viewing, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA , curated by Russell Ferguson

1997

Chill, University of California Irvine, The Art Gallery, Irvine CA, USA, curated by Brad Spence

Sam Durant & Anne Walsh, Four Walls, San Francisco CA, USA
Quartzose: 20 Los Angeles Artists, Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark, curated by Michael Darling
Blind Date, Ellen Birrell Studio, Los Angeles CA, USA, curated by Steven Hull

Scene of the Crime, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA, curated by Ralph Rugoff

Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles, Three Day Weekend, Malmø, Sweden, curated by Dave Muller; Jason & Rhodes, London, England and Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles CA, USA (touring)

Summer of Love, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York NY, USA
Places that are elsewhere, David Zwirner, New York NY, USA, curated by Diana Thater
Next, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica CA, USA
Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art From the Permanent Collection, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

1996 TRUE.BLISS., LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA, USA (cat.)
The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA, curated by Cornelia H. Butler
with Andrea Bowers, Open House, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena CA, USA, organised by John O’Brien
a/drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Culture, CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessell Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York NY, USA, curated by Joshua Decter
Just Past: The Contemporary in the Permanent Collection, 1975 - 96, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA, curated by Ann Goldstein
The Palace of Good Luck, Burnett Miller Gallery, Santa Monica CA, USA
All Work - No Play, Acme, Santa Monica CA, USA
Modsquad, Spanish Box, Santa Barbara CA, USA
Real Goods, Manhattan Village Shopping Center, Manhattan Beach CA, USA
1995

Couldn’t Get Ahead, Independent Art Space, London, England

The Friendly Village, MIAD Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI, USA

1994

Gone, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica CA, USA

Constructed Views, Woodbury University, Burbank CA, USA

Thanks, Three-Day Weekend, Los Angeles CA, USA

Thanks Again, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica CA, USA

The Game Show, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA, USA

Le Temps d’un Dessin, Galerie de L’ Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lorient, Paris, France

Utter Realities, Cerritos College, Cerritos CA, USA

1993 Germinal Notations, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica CA, USA
Loose Slots, Temporary Contemporary Las Vegas NV, USA, organised by Richard Kuhlenschmidt
Newport Harbor Biennial, Newport Beach Art Museum, Newport Beach CA, USA
Heaven Missing, Jose Freire Gallery, New York NY, USA
Melancholic Consolation and Cynicism, Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, Germany and Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica CA, USA
FOODHOUSE visits the Art Store, West Los Angeles CA, USA, organised by Randy Sommer
Thank You, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica CA, USA
1992 FAR Bazaar, Foundation for Art Resources, Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles CA, USA, with Michael Coughlin, Kent Young and Andrea Bowers
Good Design, Nomadic Site, Pasadena CA, USA
Afterthought, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA, USA
1991

Window on LA, LA Art Fair, Los Angeles CA, USA, , organised by David Pagel
4 Person Show, Parker Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA
The Absentbury Show, Bliss Annex, Pasadena CA, USA, organised by Kent Riddle and Adam Ross
Art Center, Pasadena CA, USA, organised by Pae White and Jennifer Steinkamp

Curatorial Projects

2009

Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, The New Museum, New York NY, USA

The Permanent Record of Newjack Rasputin: the Work of Tucker Stilley, Monte Vista, Los Angeles CA, USA

2008 All Power to the People: The History and Legacy of the Black Panther Party Film Festival, Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LosAngeles CA, USA
2007

Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

2006 Eat the Market, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA
2005 Touch of Evil, Estación Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
2004

Whitney Museum of Art, New York NY, USA, REDCAT/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles CA, USA, film series co-organised with Chrissie Isles

1999 Not Photography, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica CA, USA 
1994

The Power of Positive Thinking, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica CA, USA  

Paranoid, M.Y.T.H. Series, Los Angeles CA, USA, co-organised with Andrea Bowers

Conferences, Talks, Panel Discussions, Workshops

2019

Library Street Collective, Detroit MI, USA, 30 October 

2018

Panel discussion as part of the 'Glasgow International Festival' and 'Nasher Dialogues’ programme, organised by The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland and Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas TX, USA

KaleidoLA Speaker Series: Sam Durant, Loyolla Marymount Univeristy, Los Angeles CA, USA

Who Can Speak for Whom? Artistic Freedom and the Challenges of Dealing with the Pain of Historical Trauma, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles CA, USA

2016 Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO, USA
2010

Hammer Conversations, Tom Morello and Sam Durant, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA

2009

Workshop: Art and Community Engagement, with Transforma Collective,UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA with Rick Lowe and Jessica Cusic

2008

Word: Spoken, Sung, Seen, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Parsons New School for Social Research, New York NY, USA

Proyecto Cívico, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Baja, Mexico

Artist and Activist, OCMA Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA, USA

University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, USA, with Rick Lowe

In Dialogue with Emory Douglas, SFAI San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA, USA

2007

This Must Be The Place, National Museum of the American Indian, Venice Biennale, Venice,

Italy

Eat the Market, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles CA, USA

Black Panther Rank and File, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, USA

2006 Institutional Critique, Yale University, New Haven CT, USA
2005 InSite, University of California, San Diego CA, USA
2004

NAFTA, MCASD Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego CA, USA

War! Protest In America, 1965-2004, REDCAT/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles CA, USA

2001

Wild Walls Symposium, Berlin, Germany/Los Angeles Film Festival of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, USA

Take Two/Reprise: Symposium, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

2000

Practical Criticism: Art and Theory in the 90s, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles CA, USA, organised by Charles Gaines and Russell Ferguson

1997 Fake Estate: Where Art and Architecture Meet, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles CA, USA, moderated by Cornelia H. Butler


Commissions

2021 Untitled (Drone), The High Line Plinth Commission, New York NY, USA, curated by Cecilia Alemani
2017 Like, Man, I’m Tired of Waiting, Waterloo Billboard Commissions, Hayward Gallery, London, England, 29 August – 27 November 
2015 Labyrinth, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia PA, USA
2005 Public Prosecutors’ Office, City of Arnhem, the Netherlands
2003

 

Project Row Houses, Houston TX, USA

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, USA

Film Screenings

2021 Trope, Glasgow International online, 11 June – 31 July

Grants and Awards

2018 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency, Bellagio, Italy
2017 Rappaport Prize, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln (MA), USA
2008 Hugo Boss Finalist, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss Prize, New York NY, USA
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
2006 United States Artists Fellow, USArtists Foundation, Los Angeles CA, USA
2005 The Ordway Prize Finalist, Penny McCall Foundation, New York NY, USA
2002-2003 Walker Art Center Artist in Residence, Minneapolis MN, USA
1999 Individual Artist Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles CA, USA

Other Projects

2007-present

Founding member of Transforma Projects, a cultural rebuilding collective in New Orleans

2006 Harlem Postcards Summer 2006, Studio Museum Harlem, New York NY, USA
2005 The Other Side/ El Otro Lado (Regionalism, Nationalism, Imperialism), artist multiple, Chinati Foundation, Marfa TX, USA
 

Public Collections

 

AGWA Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

BAMPFA Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA, USA

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA, USA

FNAC Fonds national d'art contemporain, Paris, France

Guggenheim Museums and Foundation, New York NY, USA / Venice, Italy / Bilbao, Spain / Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, USA

Institut d'Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne, Villeurbanne, France

LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

MAG Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester NY, USA

MAM Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Paris, France

MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL, USA

MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

MCASD Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego CA, USA

MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham NC, USA

Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Project Row Houses, Houston TX, USA

SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

Tate, London, England

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT, USA

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, USA          

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA    

Public Prosecutors’ Office, City of Arnhem, The Netherlands