Josephine Meckseper  (German, 1964) 

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Josephine Meckseper Biography
1964   Born in Lilienthal, Germany
1986 - 1990   Graduate studies, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1990 - 1992   MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
  Lives and works in New York
Selected Exhibitions
2014   Between Critique and Absorption, Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
2013   The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2013   2Q13 – Women Artists, Women Collectors, curated by Marcelle Joseph and Lydia Cowpertwait, Lloyds Club, London, United Kingdom
2013   REVERSE ENGINEERING, Curated by Bill Powers, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
2013   The Spook Rock Road, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
2013   Secrets of Sunset Beach, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2013   L’Ange de l’histoire, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
2013   Cultural Freedom in Europe, Goethe Institute, Brussels, Belgium
2013   Living With More Art, Korrigierte Version, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany
2013   Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2012   Josephine Meckseper, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York (solo)
2012   Josephine Meckseper, Worpsweder Kunsthalle, Worpswede, Germany (solo)
2012   Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions, curated by Lauren Hinkson and Carmen Hermo, Solomon F. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2012   Newly Renovated Contemporary Wing, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
2012   The Simple Life, curated by Valérie Knoll and Bettina von Dziembowski, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany
2012   est. 2002: 10th Anniversary Summer Exhibition, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
2012   Parque Industrial, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
2012   Living With Art, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany
2012   Cultural Production, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2012   Worpsweder Kunsthalle, Worpswede, Germany
2012   American Leg, Window Spaces, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2012   Manhattan Oil Project, with Art Production Fund, The Last Lot, Times Square, New York, NY
2011   Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2011   Gestamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany, The Saatchi Gallery, London
2011   NY: New Perspectives, Brandnew Gallery, Milan
2011   Geschmack: der gute, der schlechte und der wirklich teure, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2011   Praxis, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York
2011   A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany
2011   Sharjah Biennial 10: Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates
2011   Cover Girl, Galerie des Galeries, Paris
2011   Glamourama, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry, UK
2011   The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA (solo)
2010   ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
2010   The Exquisite Corpse Project, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, USA (catalogue)
2010   CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada (catalogue)
2010   Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (catalogue)
2010   My Brother, My Killer, Freymond-Guth & Co. Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
2010   The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
2010   Contemplating the Void, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2010   HomeLess Home, The Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
2010   You can leave your hat on, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart (solo)
2010   Josephine Meckseper, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York (solo)
2009   migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2009   Zeigen. An Audio Tour Through Berlin, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
2009   Dance in My Experience, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009   1989. Spione. Mauer. Kinderheim – An Der Brücke Zwischen den Welten, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
2009   Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Germany (solo)
2009   Josephine Meckseper: Recent Films, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA (solo)
2009   John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York, USA (solo)
2009   Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, USA (solo)
2009   american apparel, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (solo)
2009   Morality: Beautiful from Every Point of View, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (catalogue)
2009   1989. End of History or Beginning of the Future? Comments on a Paradigm Shift, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2009   Infinitesimal Eternity—Images Made in the Face of Spectacle, Yale University School of Art Gallery, New Haven, USA(catalogue)
2009   Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; traveling to P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, USA
2009   No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents, Galerie im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project Berlin at X Initiative, New York
2009   Narcotica, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project Berlin, Basel, Switzerland
2009   Extended. Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
2009   FAX, The Drawing Center, New York; traveling to Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada; Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California; Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada; Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, College at Cortland, Cortland, New York (catalogue)
2009   Bildschön. Schönheitskult in der aktuellen Kunst, Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
2009   MAN SON 1969. Vom Schrecken der Situation, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2009   Living Together, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria Álava, Spain; traveling to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Spain, curated by Xabier Arakistain and Emma Dexter (catalogue)
2008   Prospect.1 New Orleans, USA (catalogue)
2008   Shrink-Wrapped, Or Belkin Satellite Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2008   Strange Connections: Art und Fashion, KUNST + PROJEKTE, Sindelfingen, Germany
2008   Constellations, Artissima, Turin, Italy
2008   Alternating Beats, Museum of Art - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA
2008   Asking we Walk, Voices of Resistance, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008   Business As Usual, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA
2008   That Was Then… This is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA
2008   Sculpture Is…, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2008   Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2008   Colette, Paris, France
2008   GAK, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany (catalogue)
2008   New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky, MoMA, New York (solo)
2008   Arndt & Partner, Berlin (solo)
2008   Zidovi na ulici (Walls in the Street), Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
2008   Vertrautes Terrain - Aktuelle Positionen in / über Deutschland, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany (Catalogue)
2008   Common Affairs: Steirischer Herbst 2008, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria (catalogue)
2007   An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal
2007   From 60 to 7, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway
2007   Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
2007   Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
2007   Nouvelles Acquisitions/Volet 1, FRAC Nord – Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
2007   Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (catalogue)
2007   Shadows in Paradise, FRAC Nord - Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
2007   When We Build Let Us Think That We Build Forever, The Zabludowicz Collection, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
2007   New York: States of Mind, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; traveling to The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, USA
2007   Resistance Is, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2007   Rendición Extraordinaria/Extraordinary Rendition, NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona, Spain
2007   Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: Footnotes about Geopolitics, Market, and Amnesia, Russia
2007   Just Kick It Till It Breaks, The Kitchen, New York, USA (catalogue)
2007   New York – States of Mind, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2007   Josephine Meckseper, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (solo)
2006   Cooling Out - On the Paradox of Feminism, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland
2006   Stephen Andrews, Marc Handelman, Josephine Meckseper, Tom Molloy, Steve Mumford, Barbara Pollock: This Ain’t No Fooling Around, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2006   Day for Night, Whitney Biennial of American Art, New York
USA Today. Works from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2. International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Sevilla, Sevilla
Tate Modern, London
International Project Room, ARCO ’06, Madrid
GAVLAK, West Palm Beach
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, MUSAC, Leon, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Agustin Perez Rubio and Octavio Zaya
Josephine Meckseper, Eric Baudelaire, Adrian Piper, Wayne Gonzales, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York
Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New Yor, USA
2005   Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lyon
Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York (solo)
The Bulletin Board, White Columns, New York (solo)
Josephine Meckseper, GAVLAK, West Palm Beach
Experiencing Duration: Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon 2005, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérôme Sans, Lyon (catalogue)
Die Neue Republik, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
A.B. Normal, Nyehaus, New York
Bonds of Love, curated by Lisa Kirk, John Connelly Presents, New York, (catalogue)
Faure & Light Gallery, Santa Monica
Girls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, USA
2004   IG-Metall und die künstlichen Paradiese des Politischen, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart (solo)
Heimweh: Young German Art, curated by Juliane von Herz, Haunch of Venison, London
The Future Has a Silver Lining: Genealogies of Glamour, curated by Heike Munder and Tom Holert, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Dresscode, Kunstverein Neuhausen, Neuhausen/Fildern, Germany
American Idyll, Greene Naftali, New York
twinkle, twinkle, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany
2003   Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, USAbr>Fuckin’ Trendy, curated by Ellen Seifermann, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany
All That Glitters, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York
Girls on Film, curated by Joseph R. Wolin, Produce Gallery, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia
Wheeling, curated by Marcus Sendlinger, Cell Project Space, London
In the Public Domain, Greene Naftali, New York
Nation, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Growing Up Absurd, curated by Jette Rudolph, Post-LA Gallery, Los Angeles
Lustgarten, Borgmann Nathusius Gallery, Cologne (solo)
2002   Summer Show, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Bitch School, curated by Robert Blackson and Eddie Torres Longwood Arts Project, The Bronx Council on the Arts, New York
Wheeling! Krad Culture, curated by Marcus Sendlinger, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin, Germany
Good Vibrations: Philip Argent, Marcy Freedman, Heribert Freidl, Josephine Meckseper, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin, Germany
2001   Shine—oder Jedem das Seine, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart (solo)
Wine, Women & Wheels, White Columns, New York
2000   New New York, curated by Alejandro Diaz, Texas Fine Arts Association, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas
Grok Terence McKenna Dead, Feature, Inc., New York
Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Art Auction 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Wunderbar, Art Club Berlin at W139 Gallery, Amsterdam
1999   Overflow, curated by Caroline Schneider and Meg O’Rourke, D’Amelio Terras, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Criss Cross—Some Young New Yorkers III, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Alanna Heiss, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Free Coke—Lines, Drawing, Paper, Greene Naftali, New York
Art Club Berlin Au Base Gallery, New York
Lifer, curated by Kenny Schachter, Cardozo School of Law Gallery, New York
1998   Super Freaks: Post Pop and the New Generation, Greene Naftali, New York
Selective Affinities, curated by Caroline Nathusius, New York Ministorage, New York
Art Club Berlin, curated by Klara Wallner, Artforum, Berlin
Summer Show, Debs & Co., New York
1996   Intervention, Starke Stiftung, Berlin
Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture, curated by Ellen Lupton, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
Departure Lounge, Clocktower Gallery, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Summer Show, Greene Naftali, New York
Scratch, Thread Waxing Space, New York
Intervention: Tendenzen im Schatten der Stadtplanung, curated by Thomas Büsch, Stiftung Starke, Berlin
1995   Voyeurism, 450 Gallery, New York
Wheel of Fortune, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
Benefit Exhibition, American Fine Arts, New York
On the Lam, Thicket Gallery, New York
Verisimilitude and the Utility of Doubt, curated by Bill Arning and Gregory Crewdson, White Columns, New York
1994   This Is Your Home, curated by Ania Corcelius, Stuyvesant Town, New York
Agent Artist, curated by Thomas Büsch, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Paranoid, curated by Sam Durant, The Brewery Gallery, Los Angeles
1992   Every Day is the Same, Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
1990   Gemelli o dell’Attenzione Simultanea?, Contatto Europa Gallery, Milan

Public Collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Saatchi Gallery, London
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
DekaBank, Frankfurt, Germany
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Germany
FRAC Nord - Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Van Dam Art Collection, Holland
Berezdivin Collection, San Juan

2010   Singer, Debra, Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources. London: Phaidon
2009   Hooper, Rachel, Sylvère Lotringer, and Heike Munder, Josephine Meckseper, Zurich: JRP|Ringier
2009   Rancière, Jacques, Der emanzipierte Zuschauer, trans. Richard Steurer. Vienna: Passagen Verlag
2007   Enwezor, Okwui, Christian Hoeller and Marion Ackermann (editor), Josephine Meckseper. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag.
2006   Lotringer, Sylvère, The Josephine Meckseper Catalogue No. 2, New York and Berlin: Sternberg Press
2004   Kelsey, John and Andrew Ross, The Josephine Meckseper Catalogue. New York: Lukas & Sternberg