Moyra Davey  (Canadian, 1958) 


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Moyra Davey Biography
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
Selected 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)
Selected 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
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.