Matthew Monahan  (American, 1972) 


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Matthew Monahan Biography
1972   Born in Eureka
1990 - 1994   Cooper Union School of Art, New York Gerit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
  Lives and works in Los Angeles
  2002 Fonds BK Grant/Residency, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen
  2000 Fonds BK Grant/Residency, Kitakyushu
  1994 — 1996 De Ateliers, Fellowship, Amsterdam
  Selected Collections
  Akzo-Nobel Art Foundation, Arnheim
  Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario
  Bernard Nadal-Ginard, Boston
  Centraal Utrect Museum, Utrect
  Collection Dean Valentine, Los Angeles
  Chris Dercon, Rotterdam
  De Ateliers, Amsterdam
  Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
  Georg Herold, Cologne
  Luc Tuymans, Antwerp
  Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  The Bank of the Netherlands
  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  The Museum of Old and New Art, State Collection of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania
  Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  Saatchi Collection, London
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  Tate Modern, London
  Willem Oorbeek, Brussels
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Modern Art, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2009   Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
2008   Life on Mars. The 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, United States
2008   BASE: OBJECT, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, United States
2008   The 7th Gwangju Biennale 2008, Gwangju, Korea
2008   Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008   Sonsbeek Sculpture Exhibition, Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem
2007   Unmonumental: Falling to Pieces in the 21st Century, Curated by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman and Massimiliano Gioni, The New Museum, New York
2007   Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2007   # Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida # UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2007   Matthew Monahan, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (solo)
2007   African Masks and Fetishes, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2006   Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (solo)
2006   Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2005   Anton Kern Gallery, New York (solo)
2005   Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (solo)
2004   Remembering (curated by Charles Gaines), UC Riverside Gallery, Riverside
2004   MB: the Mary Blair story, with My Barbarian, Redcat, Los Angeles
2004   To Be Recycled, Six Months, Los Angeles
2003   Commission mural for Rehabilitation Center, Leiden (solo)
2003   Anton Kern Gallery, New York (solo)
2003   Tussen Droom en Daad, Fonds BK, Amsterdam
2002   Civilized Special Zone, Lara Schnitger and Matthew Monahan, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen (solo)
2002   Anton Kern Gallery, New York (solo)
2001   I Love NY, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2001   Mean Mercy, Tent, Rotterdam
2001   Free-standing, Beaver College Art Gallery, Philadelphia
2001   11 x Dutch Art, National Center for Art, St. Petersburg
2001   The Modern Institute, Glasgow
2000   Gozaimas, Bureau Stedelijk, Amsterdam (solo)
2000   Exorcism Aesthetic Terrorism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
1999   Glad Ijs/Thin Ice, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1999   ArtLovers, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
1999   Subreal/The Human Condition, LA International Bienial, Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles
1999   Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
1999   Artist’s Proof, Buro Leeuwarden, Friesmuseum, Leeuwarden (solo)
1999   Like Stink on a Monkey, Archipel, Apeldoorm (solo)
1998   Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (solo)
1998   Fools Gold, The Bank of Netherlands (solo)
1998   Morning Glory, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
1998   Exterminating Angel (curated by Joshua Decter), Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
1998   Going Up the Country, ACHK De Pavijoens, Almere
1997   Night at Life, curated by Hoyt Brown, Life, New York
1997   Anton Kern Gallery, New York (solo)
1996   Mums Tattoo (curated by Luc Tuymans), Sien La, Antwerp
1996   Zeno’s Quiver, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (solo)
2008   Smith, Roberta. An Alien Sighting on Planet Pittsburgh, The New York Times online, May 9
2008   Scene and Heard: Space Oddity,, May 5
2008   Howe, David Everitt. Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, Art Review, March, p. 148
2008   Red Eye: LA Artists From The Rubell Family Collection, (exhibition catalogue), published by The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
2007   Unmonumental: Falling to Pieces in the 21st Century, (exhibition catalogue), published by the New Museum and Phaidon
2007   Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (exhibition catalogue)
2007   Matthew Monahan, ArtForum, December, p. 334-335
2007   Gaines, Malik. Under the Volcano:History and What We Make of the Work of Matthew Monahan, Modern Painters, October, p. 76-83
2007   Griffin, Jonathan. Back to Eden’s Edge, Frieze, October, p. 255
2007   Beradini, Andrew. MOCA Focus: Matthew Monahan, Art Review, October, p. 162
2007   Myers, Terry R. Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists, Art Review, September, p. 116
2007   West, Kevin. Face Time, W Magazine, August, p. 86
2007   Dunne, Aidan. Shape of Things Falling Apart, The Irish Times, February 14
2006   * Garnett, Daisy. The Collector: Why the Collector Mera Rubell Keeps it all in the Family, The New York Times Magazine, December 3, p. 74-75
2006   # Herbert, Martin. Matthew Monahan, Katy Moran, Time Out London, November # Matthew Monahan, Flash Art, January-February, p. 75
2006   Monahan, Matthew. Matthew Monahan: Zeno’s Quiver, Stedelijk Museum Bulletin, August 30, p. 83-85
2004   Fragile Kingdom, ARTIMO Amsterdam, text by Matthew Monahan and Klaus Biesenbach
2003   * 10 Years SMBA, We show Art 1, Stedelijk Buro Amsterdam, Amsterdam, text by Matthew Monahan
2003   Blue Tuesdays, De ateliers 1963-2003, Amsterdam
2002   * Schambelan, Elizabeth. Matthew Monahan and Georg Herold and Anton Kern, Art in America, July, p. 92
2002   Gioni, Massimiliano. Night on Earth, Flash Art, March-April, p. 65
2000   Exorcism/Aesthetic Terrorism, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
2000   SMBA NO 55 Gozaimas, Stedelijk buro Amsterdam, Amsterdam
1999   Prix NI 99, Gallery Nouvelles Images, The Hague
1998   Neuro-Artomnomy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam text Matthew Monahan, Lara Schnitger
1997   Stedelijk Museum Bulletin, artist’s writing