Timeline

1958
Born in Canada
1982
Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec
1982
C.C. Project Grant, 1985, 1989, l992, Short Term Grant, 1982, 1983
1983
Ontario Arts Council A Grant, 1984, O.A.C. Exhibition Assist 1983, 1985
1987
Canada Council B-Grant, 1995
1988
University Of California, San Diego
1989
Whitney Independent Study Program, New York
1989
Art Matters Fellowship, 1989, 1995
2004
Anonymous Was a Woman
2008
International Residencies Program, Cité des Arts, Paris, Sept. 2008
2010
Louis C. Tiffany Foundation Award
Lives and works in New York

Exhibitions

2013
L’image papillon, MUDAM, Luxembourg
2013
Empire State, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
2013
Tell it to my heart: Collected by Julie Ault, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland: traveling to Culturgeist, Lisbon, Portugalada:
2013
Looking Back: 7th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY
2013
The Way of the Shovel, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013
Homebodies, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL NY
2013
Sense of Place, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA
2013
Several Species of Small Furry Animals gathered Together in a cave and grooving with a Pict., Veneklasen/Werner, Berlin, Germany
2013
Emmy Moore's Journal: An Exhibition Based on a Letter in a Short Story by Jane Bowles, SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland
2012
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON, Canada
2012
The Imminence of Poetics, XXX Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012
Lo bueno y lo malo, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012
Whitney Biennial 2012, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2012
STATUS – 24 documents of today, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
2012
You Have Been There, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
2012
In the Spirit of Walser, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011
New Photography 2011, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2011
After the Gold Rush, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2011
You Have Been There, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
2011
If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now, CCS Bard – Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2011
The art of narration changes with time, Sprüth Magers Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2011
Time Again, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, NY
2011
Anne Chu, Moyra Davey, Jeanne Dunning, Rebecca Warren, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011
Partoftheprocess4, Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy
2011
I don't know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow. I will return with more info shortly..., IMO Projects, Copenhagen, DK
2011
Codex, Haut École d’art et de Design, Geneva, Switzerland
2010
My Necropolis, Goodwater, Toronto, ON, Canada (solo)
2010
My Necropolis, lllingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB, Canadaus (solo)
2010
Atlas: How to Carry the World on One’s Back? (curated by Georges Didi-Huberman), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; travelling to Sammlung Falckenburg, Hamburg, Germany, and ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsuhe, Germany
2010
Grange Prize 2010, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
2010
Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the present (curated by Lynne Cooke and Douglas Crimp), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2010
Teatrino / Palermo (curated by Pierre Leguillon and Clément Rodzielsk), Renwick Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession), Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, Italy
2010
50 Artists Photograph The Future, curated by Dean Daderko, Higher Pictures, New York
2010
Sound and Vision (curated by Matthew Witkovsky), The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010
False Divide: abstraction and representation in a few photographic works, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY
2010
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl (curated by Trevor Schoonmaker), The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; traveling to Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2011); Miami Art Museum (2012); Henry Art Gallery, (2012)
2010
Speaker Receiver, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2010
Living Things: carte grise à Roy Arden, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada
2010
Calling Beauty, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
2009
My Necropolis, Murray Guy, New York (solo)
2009
A Sensed Perturbation, Murray Guy, New York
2009
White Noise , James Cohan Gallery, New York
2009
Arch II Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (solo)
2008
Long Life Cool White (curated by Helen Molesworth), The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, (solo)
2008
Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium Since 1960 (curated by Doug Eklund), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2008
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (curated by Helen Molesworth), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2008
The World Is All That Is The Case, Hudson Franklin, New York
2008
L’Argent (curated by Caroline Bourgeois and Elisabeth Lebovici), Le Plateau, Ile-de- France, Paris
2008
Mildred’s Lane (curated by Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett), Alexander Gray Associates, New York
2007
Calendar of flowers, gin bottles, steak bones (Moyra Davey, Claire Pentecost, James Welling), Orchard, New York
2007
50,000 Beds, Real Art Ways, CT
2007
Fifty Minutes, Goodwater, Toronto, Ontario (solo)
2007
My Place , TART, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2006
Monologues (with Julia Scher), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (solo)
2006
Reality/Play (organized by Moyra Davey), Orchard, New York
2006
Slow Revolution, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006
When Artists Say We , Artists Space, New York
2006
Hypervision , Westport Arts Center, CT
2005
One Minute Film & Video Festival (with Jason Simon), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2005
Mirage (curated by Julie Ault and Martin Beck), Alexander and Bonin, New York
2005
Inaugural exhibition, Orchard, New York
2004
Bottle , Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2003
Pop Rocks, Caren Golden Gallery, New York
2003
Afternoon Delight (curated by Max Henry), Caren Golden Gallery, New York
2003
American Fine Arts, Co., New York (solo)
2002
Goodwater, Toronto, Ontario (solo)

Public Collections

Fondation Stichting A, Brussels
Canada Art Bank Collection
Foundation 20/21, New York
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
The National Gallery of Art, Washington
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Tate Modern, London
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

Literature

2010
Speaker Receiver (with essays by George Baker, Bill Horrigan, Chris Kraus, and Eric Rosenberg, and an interview by Adam Szymczyk), Sternberg Press, 2010
2010
Copperheads, Byewater Bros. Editions, Toronto, 2010
2008
Long Life Cool White: Photographs and Essays by Moyra Davey (with an introduction by Helen Molesworth), Harvard University Press, February, 2008.
2003
The Problem of Reading, Documents Books, 2003.
2001
Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood, Seven Stories Press, 2001.