Anthony Goicolea (American/Cuban, b.1971) is a multi-media artist. His ideas are manifested in drawings, photography, videos, and installations. Goicolea received his BFA in Drawing and Painting from The University of Georgia in 1994, and later received his MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute of Art in 1996. His first solo exhibition, You and What Army (1999), was a series of murals made from digitally manipulated photographs in which he duplicated his face on various little boys. Over the years, Goicolea’s works have continued to use portraits and landscapes to explore themes of sexuality, identity, memory, and nostalgia. His recent solo exhibition Pathetic Fallacy, exhibited at Postmasters Gallery, included photographs, drawings, and installations that reference John Ruskin’s Modern Painters; in this book, Ruskin discusses “pathetic fallacy” as the idea of anthropomorphized inanimate objects and places. Goicolea combines nature with human anatomy and elements of architecture in his work. He was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 1997, and received the 2005 BMW Photo Paris Award. Goicolea currently lives and works in New York.

Timeline

1971
Born in Atlanta
1989
La Universidad de Madrid
1989–1992
The University of Georgia, BA, Art History; Minor, Roman Languages, magna cum laude
1992–1994
The University of Georgia, BFA, Drawing and Painting, magna cum laude
1994–1996
Pratt Institute of Art, MFA, Sculpture; Minor, Photography
1997
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
1998
The Bronx Museum, “Artist in the Market Place” program
2005
The 2005 BMW Photo Paris Award
2006
The Cintas Fellowship
Lives and works in New York

Exhibitions

2012
Anthony Goicolea, Galeria Senda, Barcelona (solo)
2011
Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC travelling to Telfair Museum, Savannah GA, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY, USA (cat.) (solo)
2011
DEAD_Lines. Der Tod in Kunst, Medien, Alltag, Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal, Germany (group)
2010
DECEMBERMAY, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2010
Haunted - Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2010
International Fotofestival, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
2010
Related, Houston Center for Photography (solo)
2009
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison London, The UK
2009
Once Removed, Postmasters, New York, USA (solo)
2009
Anthony Goicolea, David & Laura Merage Foundation Photography Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA (solo)
2008
Related, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008
Related, Haunch of Venison, London, The UK (solo)
2008
Almost Safe, Monte Clark Galley, Toronto, ON (solo)
2007
Almost Safe, Postmasters Gallery, New York, N.Y. (solo)
2007
The Septemberists, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
2007
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea (with Norbert Bisky and Martin Maloney)
2007
Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland (with Mat Collishaw)
2006
Drawings, Gallery Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2006
The Septemberists, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006
Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2006
Connivences, Collection of Stephane Janssen, Musee Dixelles, Brussel and Arizona ASU Museum, USA
2006
Sensacions en Primeira Persoa, CGAC, Spain
2005
Desvelar lo Invisible, Videocreacion contemporanea, El Consejeria de Cultura yDeportes. Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2005
The Arizona State University of Art, Tempe, AZ, USA
2005
Anthony Goicolea, Photographs, Drawings and Video, The Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ, USA (solo)
2005
Sheltered Life, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2005
OUTSIDERS, Photographs and Video, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, USA (solo)
2004
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004
KIDNAP, New Drawings, Photographs and Video Installation, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2004
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2004
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2003
Pictures from Within: American Photographs, 1958-2003, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2003
How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2003
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
2003
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003
Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
2003
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
2002
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, NZ, USA
2002
The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos, New York, USA
2002
Interplay, The Moore Building, Miami Design District,Miami, Florida, USA
2002
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
2002
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
2002
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002
The Dubrow Biennial, New York, USA
2001
Rare, New York, USA
2001
Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
2001
The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington D.C., USA
2000
Vedanta, Chicago, IL, USA
1999
Rare, New York, USA