1966 Born in New York (NY)
B.A. Philosophy, Wesleyan University, Middletown (CT), USA

Solo Exhibitions


We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, Jewish Museum, New York (NY)


Pre-Fall ’17, Sadie Coles HQ, London

2018 Leftover Paint Abstractions, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2016 Hillary Clinton Is A Person Too (2008), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (MI), USA
Occupy Greenwich, The Brant Foundation Art Study Centre, Greenwich (CT), USA
160 Dots, Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art, New York (NY)
2015 160 Dots, (in conjunction with Niele Toroni) Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art, New York (NY)
700 Dots, Gavin Brown enterprise, Frieze New York, New York (NY)
304.8cm Paintings, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2014 590 Dots, 356 Mission, Los Angeles (CA), USA
402 Dots, Line, and the One Note Samba, Karma, New York (NY)
Plants, Mirrors, Coke/Pepsi Paintings and More, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2013 Mrs. Carter and the Diet Cola for Men War, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
FREE STORE, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2012 Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (MO), USA; Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh (NC), USA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (TX), USA; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City (UT), USA; Telfair Museums, Savannah (GA), USA; and New Museum, New York (NY)
Secret Life, Sadie Coles HQ, London (with Elizabeth Peyton)
Self Portraits in Mirror #1, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)
Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
2011 Art, History, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2010 minimalist works from the holocaust museum, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Martin Creed – Jonathan Horowitz, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)
Go Vegan!, La Frieda Meats, New York (NY)
Beg Borrow and Steel, Rubell Familly Collection, Miami (FL) USA
2009 FREE STORE, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Apocalypto Now, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, USA
2008 Obama ’08, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)
Rom Report, Badischer Kunsterein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Good News for People who Love Bad News, Studio 495, Swiss Institute, Switzerland
Jonathan Horowitz, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)
2007 People Like War Movies, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Jonathan Horowitz, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
2006 Rome, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2005 The New Communism, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)
Silent Movie, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York (NY)
2004 Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
2003 Jonathan Horowitz/Silent Movie/MATRIX 151, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford (CT), USA
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Surreal Estate, with Rob Pruitt, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)
Buero Friedrich, Berlin
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
2002 OGo Vegan! Greene Naftali, New York (NY)
Pillow Talk, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2001 Time, Life, People: Jonathan Horowitz at Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
We the People, China Art Objects, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
In Person, curated by Kin Simon, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson (NY), USA
2000 The Jonathan Horowitz Show, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
The Universal Calendar / talking without thinking, Van Laere Contemporary
Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
1999 Project Room, Van Laere Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
Project Space, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
1998 Maxell, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
Bach Two Part Invention #9, Kenny Schachter/Rove, New York (NY)
Personal Cinema Program, Millennium, New York (NY)

Group Exhibitions


Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries, Museum on the Vistula, Warsaw


FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art: Digital Infinity, Cleveland (OH), USA

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London

Zerrissene Gesellschaft (Broken Bonds), 8. Festival für Fotografie f/stop Leipzig (Festival for Photography f/stop Leipzig), Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

Distortion, Willem Twee kunstruimte, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands


Take Me (I’m Yours), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Roberta Tenconi and Chiara Parisi, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy

(Interlude), Cookie Butcher, Brussels
Activism as Art, organised by Mojave Animal Protection, Art Queen, Joshua Tree (CA), USA
We Need to Talk, Petzel Gallery, New York (NY)
Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (NY)
Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland
99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (MI), USA
Divided States of America, The Center, New York (NY)

2016 rt as Social Force Exhibition: It’s Your Party, Cry If You Want To, Mobile Homestead, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (MI), USA
Take Me (I’m Yours), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jens Hoffman and Kelly Taxter, The Jewish Museum, New York (NY)
The Power and the Glory, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels
The Natural Order of Things, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
2015 Rainbow in the Dark, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
Art Aids America, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, (WA), USA
Take Me (I’m Yours), Monnaie de Paris, Paris (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Christian Boltanski and Chiara Parisi)
2014 FIERCE CREATIVITY, Pace Gallery, New York (NY)
Shit and Die – One Torino, organized by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy
Rockaway!, curated by MoMA PS1, Fort Tilden and Rockaway Beach, New York (NY)
Black Milk, Holocaust in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
2013 do it, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (NY) (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, touring exhibition through to December 2018)
FOOD 1971/2013, Frieze Projects, Frieze New York, Randall's Island, New York (NY), USA
In the Heart of the Country, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Paparazzi, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
Your Content Will Return Shortly, Franklin Street Works, Stamford (CT), USA
2012 Battleground States, Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts, Salt Lake City (UT), USA
We The People, curated by Alison Gingeras and Jonathan Horowitz , Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York (NY)
R4, Special FIAC Project, Ile Seguin, Paris
For President, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (IL), USA
Video Killed the Radio Star, Warsaw MOCA, Warsaw
Escape: Video Art, Guild Hall, East Hampton (NY), USA
Miracles, Art, Science and Religion, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria
Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco
Ministry of Truth, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing
Synchrony, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga (TN), USA
2011 Miracles, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Flags for Venice, Istituto Svizzero di Roma and Swiss Institute, Venice, Italy
Commercial Break, presented by the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Replay: Out of Storage III, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam Luxembourg
Day of the Locust, White Flags Projects, St. Louis (MO), USA
Wit, Paddle 8, New York (NY), USA
Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; traveling to Le CAPC Museé d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux
Evolution Revolution, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica (CA), USA
LOL, Baltimore Contemporary, Baltimore 2010
2010 Viaggio in Italia, Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia, Italy
BigMinis, Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Christmas in July, Yvon Lambert, New York (NY)
Moving Images: Artists & Video/Film, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The woods that see and hear, dertien hectare, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Che cosa sono le nuvole? Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection, Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy
SIR Cinema, Sculpture International Rotterdam, Netherlands
2009 Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida (FL), USA
Edition Bewegte Bilder - Sammlung Rheingold, Museum Ludwig, Colonge, Germany
The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)
Saints and Sinners, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University (MA), USA
2008 Sudden White (after London), GSK Contemporary Season, Royal Academy, London
An Unruly History of the Readymade, curated by Jessica Morgan, La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico
Moral Imagination – Contemporary Art and Climate Change, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland
Rom Report, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Italia Italie Italien Italy Wlochy, curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio, Alessandro Rabottini, Elena Lydia Scipioni, Andrea Viliani, ARCOS Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Benevento, Italy
Good News for People Who Love Bad News, curated by Gianni Jetzer , Swiss
Institute, New York (NY)
Other Than Yourself - An Investigation Between Inner and Outer Space, Thyssen - Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Thyssen - Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
2007 RAW, Museum of Modern Art, New York (NY)
In The Poem About Love You Don't Write The Word Love, curated by Tanya Leighton, Overgarden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, Museum of Modern Art, New York (NY)
New York State of Mind, House of World Cultures, Berlin
The Wonderful Fund: Art for the New Millennium 2000-2005, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
Das Kapital – Blue Chips and Masterpieces, Museum for Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai(cat.)
Raw. Among the Ruins, curated by Lisette Smits and Alexis Vaillant, Marres Center for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, Netherlands
Playback, ARC/Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
The Future of Futurism, GAMeC/Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Italy
MARTa is silent. Garde le silence, le silence te gardera," MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany
New York: State of Mind, curated by Shaheen Merali, House of World Cultures, Berlin; Queens Museum, New York (NY)
Love Addiction: Practices in Video Art from ’61 to the Present, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy
2006 Defamation of Character, curated by Neville Wakefield, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (NY)
Repeat Redux, Screening and Performance Series, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York (NY)
Figures de l’acteur: Le Paradoxe du comedien, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France (cat.)
The Wonderful Fund: Art for the New Millennium 2000 – 2005, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
The Eighth Square: Gender, Life, and Desire in the Visual Arts Since 1960, curated by Kasper Konig and Frank Wagner, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Into Me/Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, New York (NY); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy (cat.)
Down by Law, Whitney Museum of American Art, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick, New York (NY)
Modern Times, curated by Maria Rosa Sossai, Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy
The name of the Show is Not Gay Art Now, curated by Jack Pierson, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (NY)
Object of Desire / The Kate Moss Show, Museum of Photography, Amsterdam
Survivor, curated by David Rimanelli, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York (NY)
Take One, curated by Domenick Ammirati, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), USA
The Kate Show, curated by Rita Ackermann and Olivier Zahm, Foam
Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
The Fact, Abstract, USA curated by Claire Barliant, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City (NY), USA
2005 Realit;-)t. 30 Video Works from the Goetz Collection in Munich. From Olaf Breuning to Sam Taylor-Wood, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfaffikon, Switzerland
Jump Cut Nights, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
Museumsnacht, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
What’s New Pussycat? Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
5 ans, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France
The Wonderful Fund Collection, La Musée de Marrakech, Morocco
Log Cabin, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artists Space, New York (NY)
Theorema. Une Collection Privee en Italie, la Collection d'Enea Righi, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Superstars: From Warhol to Madonna, Kunsthalle Wien and Kunstforum Wien, Austria
2004 100 Artists See God, ICA, London
Genealogies of Glamour: The Future has a Silver Lining, Migros Museum, fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
The Ten Commandments, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Deutsches HygieneMuseum, Dresden, Germany
Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York (NY) (organised by The General Store)
A Fripon, Fripon et Demi- A School for Truants, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Aus acktuellem Anlass, Johann Konig, Berlin
Let the Bullshit Run a Marathon, curated by Nate Lowman, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York (NY)
Marilyn, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (NY)
2003 La Nuit Americaine, Yvon Lambert, New York (NY)
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)
Dust Memories, curated by Emmanuel Latreille, Swiss Institute, New York (NY)
Love, Magazin 4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Fast Forward: Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Drop Out, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles (CA), USA
First Person, curated by Kim Simon, Mercer Union, Toronto (ON), Canada
Homeland, The Whitney Independent Study Program, New York (NY)
Nation, Kunstverein, curated by Rene Zechlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Parle a Mes Peres, Collection Lambert at PhotoEspana, Madrid
2002 Just Love Me: Post-Feminist Positions of the Nineties, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden- Baden, Germany, travelling to Goetz Collection, Munich, Gerrmany, Bergen Art Museum, Germany and Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Germany
The Object Sculpture, selected by Tobias Rehberger, Joelle Tuerlinckx and Keith Wislon, curated by Penelope Curtis, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Tableaux Vivants, curated by Sabine Folie and Michael Glasmeier
Kunsthalle Wien Austria, Vienna
Non-Places, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurtam-Main, Germany
Dark Spring, curated by Liam Gillick, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, Germany
Zusammenhaenge Herstellen, curated by Yilmaz Dziewor, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Mensaje De Texto, curated by Waling Boers Galeria Helga De Alvear, Madrid
2001 4Free, BuroFriedrich, Berlin
Metropolis Now, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Casino, curated by Jeanne Greenberg, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
The Americans, Barbican Art Centre, London
Annonyme, Rencontres Internationales de La Photographie, Arles, France
Televisions, curated by Joshua Decter, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Third Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Video Mania, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
The Choice Between Anonymity and Notoriety, curated by Eric Mezil, 32nd Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
Site Co-opted, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (NY)
Desins, Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France
Do You Have Time, Liebman Magnan, New York (NY)
Pause, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Fresh: The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, 1998-2000, The New Museum, New York (NY)
2000 New York Projects, curated by Luke Dowd, Delfina Project Space, London
Over the Edges, curated by Jan Hoet & Giacinto di Pietrantonio, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Pop Unlimited, International Short Film Festival - Special Program, Oberhausen, Germany
New Work from New York, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville (TN), USA
Making Time: Considering time as a material in contemporary film & video, curated by Amy Cappellazzo, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach (FL); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S. 1/MOMA, New York (NY)
Two Friends and So On…,curatorial project by Jonathan Horowitz & Rob Pruitt, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (NY)
Achieving Failure: Gym Culture 2000, curated by Bill Arning, Thread Waxing Space, New York (NY)
CAN 303s HEAL? curated by Toby Webster,Kiasma, Helsinki
Kosmobiologie-12 Artists/12 Zodiac Signs, curated by Nancy Chaikin, Bellwether, New York (NY)
Trailer, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
Full Serve, presented by mixed greens & Kenny Shachter/Rove, New York (NY)
1999 Interplay, curated by Caitlin Masley, The Contemporary Museum of Art, Tucson (AZ), USA
Zeitwenden - The Outlook, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Wien, Vienna
Regarding Beauty in Performance and Media Arts, 1967-1998; Program III- Icons of Beauty, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Exit, curated by Alison Gingeras, Chisenhale, London
A Place Called Lovely, curated by Sima Familant, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
Persuasion: Tales of Commerce and the Avant-garde, University of Buffalo Art Gallery/Research Center in Art + Culture, Buffalo (NY), USA
The Opening, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
New York Neither/Nor, curated by Bill Arning, Grand Arts, Kansas City (MO), USA
Compromising Situations, curated by Muriel Colin-Barrand, Galerie Montenay-Giroux, Paris Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis, Thread Waxing Space, curated by Warren Neidich, New York (NY)
Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
1998 Invited Exhibition of Visual Art 1998, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
Oriental Nights, curated by Jennifer Bornstein and Chivas Clem, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)
Group Show, The Fifth International, New York (NY)
Biovoid, Museum of Natural History, Lisbon
Tune In, Lawing Gallery, Houston (TX), USA
Superfreaks: Post Pop & the New Generation - Part I: Trash, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
Cambio, curated by Kenny Schachter, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico and Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (NY)
1997 Bring Your Own Walkman, curated by Jack Jaeger,Achterzaal, Amsterdam
Thriller, 303 Gallery, curated by Tom Borgese, New York (NY)
Group Show, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (NY)
1997 Video Flash, Hohenthal und Bergen Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Screentest, Hotel 17 performance series, 192 Third Avenue, New York (NY)
1996 Password: Ferdydurke, Postmasters Gallery, New York (NY)
The Strange Power of Cheap Sentiment, curated by Bill Arning, White Columns, New York (NY)
Shit, Baron/Boisante Gallery, New York (NY)
Facing the Millennium, curated by Kenny Schacter,Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington (TX), USA (cat.)
Sex and Drugs and Explosives, curated by Kenny Schachter, London Artforms Gallery, London
1995 Gang Warfare, Independent Art Space, London; McKinney Avenue Contemporary, curated by Michael Corris, Dallas (TX), USA; The Consortium, Dijon, France (cat.)
Looky Loo, curated by Kenny Schachter, Sculpture Center, New York (NY) (cat.)
1994 Personal Cinema Program, Millennium, New York (NY)
Played, curated by Kenny Schachter, Printed Matter, New York (NY)
1993 Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta (GA), USA (cat.)
1992 Morality Café, curated by Kenny Schachter, Postmasters Gallery, New York (NY)
1991 Unlearning, 142 Greene Street, New York (NY)
1989 Document and Dream, Artists Space, New York (NY)

Solo Screenings

2005 L’Entrepot, Paris, presented by Ann Bonnin
2000 Personal Cinema Program, Millennium, New York (NY)


2017 1612 Dots, Westfield Trade Center’s Oculus, New York (NY)
2016 Presidential Debate Party, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)

Curatorial Projects

2006 Two Friends and So On, curated by Jonathan Horowitz & Rob Pruitt, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (NY)
Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2000 Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (NY)
1996 Howard the Duck, zing magazine, Autumn-Winter

Public Collections


Altoids Curiously Strong Collection - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (NY)

Centre National d' Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou, Paris

Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany

Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main (MMK), Frankfurt, Germany

Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (NY)

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

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (NY)

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium

Tate Collection, London