Timeline

1936
Born in New York
1958
Bachelor of Arts, Art History and Sculpture, Mount Holyoke College, Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts
1958–1961
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1965
Master of Fine Art, Columbia University, New York
Lives and works in New York
Awards
Anonymous Was A Woman Award
Artist’s T.V. Lab, WNET/13, New York City
THE CAT Fund
Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art
The Guggenheim Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Modern Art prize; Tokyo, Japan International Video Art Festival.
Polaroid Award for Video
American Film Institute, Maya Deren Award for Video
National Endowment for the Arts
CAT Fund
Artist' TV Lab at WNET/13, New York City
Television Workshop at WXX1, Rochester
Deutschr Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany

Exhibitions

2010
Reading Dante III, Yvon Lambert, New York (solo)
2010
Joan Jonas: Drawings/Video/Performance, Location One, New York (solo)
2009
Joan Jonas: Reading Dante II, The Performing Garage, New York, NY (performance for Performa09) (solo)
2009
Participation in the International Section of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2009
Time as Matter: MACBA Collection New Acquisitions, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
2008
28th Bienal de Sao Paulo: In Living Contact, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008
Yokohama Triennale: Time Crevasse, Yokohama, Japan
2008
The 2008 Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions – Forms That Turn, Sydney, Australia
2008
Once upon a time, Yvon Lambert, Paris
2008
Versus/Inversus, Galeria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
2008
Joan Jonas: Reading Dante, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA (performance) (solo)
2008
Joan Jonas: Drawings and Videos, Wako Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2008
Infernal Paradise, Wilkinson Gallery, London, England (solo)
2008
The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (performance) (solo)
2007
Timelines: Transparencies in a Dark Room, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain, travels to Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (Performance at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) (solo)
2007
The Hand Reverts to its Own Movement, Spazio San Francesco, Fondazione Antoni Ratti, Como, Italy (performance) (solo)
2007
The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, My New Theater VI and other works, Yvon Lambert New York (solo)
2007
Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain
2007
Wilkinson Gallery, London, England
2007
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Connie Butler, Los Angeles at the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, California, travels to: National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington, D.C.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, New York (2008)
2007
Stop, Look, Listen: An Exhibition of Video Work, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Travels to: Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (2009)
2006
Rosamund Felsen Galley, Santa Monica, California
2006
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
2006
Scenes from the Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, 2004/2006, I, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
2006
Reflexion – A Variation on Mirror Pieces 1 and 2, 1968 – 2004, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria
2006
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Connie Butler, Los Angeles at the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, California
2006
The Power of Women, curated by Luca Beatrice, Caroline Bourgeois, Francesca Pasini, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
2005
The Forest: Politics, Poetics and Practice, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina
2005
After the Act, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
2005
Marking Time, LACE, Los Angeles, California
2005
Grey Flags: Richard Artschwager, Wade Guyton, Georg Herold, Joan Jonas, David Lieske, Seth Price, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
2005
Joan Jonas: The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York
2005
Joan Jonas: Small Works 1968-2005, Yvon Lambert; Jeu de Paume – Site Sully, Hotel de Sully; Le Plateau, Paris, France
2005
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, JapanJoan Jonas: Moving in Place 1976-2000, Yvon Lambert, New York
2005
Joan Jonas: My New Theater V, Yvon Lambert, Paris
2005
Marking Time, Los Angles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
2004
Minimal artists try to make something look like nothing and conceptual artists try to make nothing look like something, or is it the other way around?, Galerie Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York
2004
Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image, New Museum, New York
2004
Videodreams: between the cinematic and theatrical, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
2004
Flipside, Artists Space, New York
2003
Mirror Tenses, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
2003
Gloria, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
2003
Video Acts Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
2002
Lines in the Sand, Documenta 9, Kassel, Germany
2002
Gloria, White Columns, New York, New York
2002
In the Shadow a Shadow, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
2002
Great Theater of the World, Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan
2002
Aquaria, The Fascinating World of Man and Water, Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen
2001
“Into the Light: The Projected and Interactive Image in American Art, 1964-1978,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2000
“Century Cities,” Tate Modern, London, England
2000
“Video / Performance: Open Ends,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
1999
“The American Century, Part II: 1950-2000,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1998
“Songdelay and New Work,” Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
1997
“Revolted by the thought of known places, My New Theater I,” World Wide Video Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1996
“Be Specific,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1995
“Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
1994
“Volcano Saga,” Cleveland Center for Contemporary Arts, Cleveland, Ohio
1994
“Revolted by the thought of known places... Sweeney Astray,” Biennial de Lyon, Lyon, France
1990
“Eye for I: Video Self-Portraits,” organized by Independent Curators International
1986
“The First Generation: Women and Video: 1970-1975,” organized by Independent Curators International (traveled 1986-1988)
1986
“Video Transformations,” organized by Independent Curators International, traveled 1986-1988
1979
“Collaborations and Amplifications,” organized by Independent Curators International, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
1978
“The Sense of Self: From Portrait to Autobiography,” organized by Independent Curators International, Neuberger Museum at Purchase, traveled 1978-1980, New York