Michael Rakowitz  (American, 1973) 


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Michael Rakowitz Biography
1973   Born in Great Neck, NY
1995   Purchase College SUNY, Purchase NY: Bachelor of Fine Arts
1998   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA: Master of Science in Visual Studies
  Lives and works in Chicago, IL
Selected Exhibitions
2014   A Proximity of Consciousness, Sullivan Galleries, School at the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2014   Yokohama Triennial
2014   Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict, Museum Leuven, Belgium
2014   Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (solo)
2014   Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts (solo)
2014   Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix (solo)
2014   BAK (basis voor actuele kunst), Utrecht (solo)
2014   Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (solo)
2014   The Breakup, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2013   Dar Al Sulh, Traffic, Dubai (solo)
2013   The Way of the Shovel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
2013   SITE, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
2013   Tectonics, The Moving Museum/Traffic Gellery, Dubai March-April
2013   Palestine, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, March
2012   The Breakup, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York City (solo)
2012   dOCUMENTA (13),, Kassel, Germany
2012   Camp Out, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
2012   FEAST: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
2011   Spoils, Park Avenue Restaurant, presented by Creative Time (solo)
2011   I’m good at love, I’m good at hate, it’s in between I freeze, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands (postponed until 2014 due to my wife’s illness) (solo)
2011   Scramble for the Past, SALT, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2011-March 2012
2011   Asian Art Biennial, Taiwan
2011   Yes, We Don't, Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
2011   Taking Sides, Curated by Robin and Zak Williams on Paddle8.com
2011   Ianimate Beings, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
2010   Secondary School, Percent for Art Commission, permanent installation at Midwood High School, Brooklyn (solo)
2010   The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own, Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London (solo)
2010   The Jerusalem Show, edition, Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem
2009   The Storyteller, iCI traveling exhibition (Salina Art Museum, Kansas; The New School, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada)
2009   Los de arriba y los de abajo, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
2009   Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2009   The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one's own, Lombard-Freid Projects, NY
2009   Michael Rakowitz: Recent Projects on Baghdad and Montreal, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
2009   Out of Line, Lombard-Freid Projects, NY
2009   Return to Function, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin
2009   The Place of the Work and the Space of the Object, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
2009   Transmission Interrupted, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
2008   16th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2008   Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY
2008   Shelter X Survival – Alternative Homes for Fantastic Lives, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2008   Urgent Shelter, Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
2007   An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
2007   Consuming War, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2007   Instant Urbanism, S AM- Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, Switzerland
2007   10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
2007   Sharjah Biennial 8: Between The Desert And The Sea, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2007   The invisible enemy should not exist, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY
2006   Return, Creative Time, Brooklyn, NY
2006   Enemy Kitchen, More Art, New York, NY
2006   The Visionaries, Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2006   Percent for Art Program Commission, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY
2006   Civic Performance, Stony Brook University, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook, NY
2006   Art in the Contested City, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2006   Revisiting Home, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
2006   Who Cares, Creative Time, New York, NY
2006   LESS - Alternative Living Strategies, PAC, Milano, Italy
2006   Mind the Gap, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2006   Endgames, Galleria Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy
Percent for Art Program, New York City
2005   Dull Roar, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York City
2005   Return Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
2004   Greeting from Stowe, Vermont, Stadtturmgalerie, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
2004   Living In Motion, Vitra Design Museum/Z33 Hasselt, Belgium
Parasites: When Spaces Come Into Play, Ludwig Museum, Vienna
Ars Electronica Linz, Austria
The Interventionists, MassMOCA, North Adams, MA
Adaptations, Apex Art, New York City and Friedricianum, Kassel, Germany
2003   Romanticized All Out of Proportion, Special Project, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
2000 - 2001   Climate Control, Special Project, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY