Timeline

1975
Born in Seattle/WA, USA
1995–1999
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York/NY, USA
2001–2003
Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, Studio Program, New York/NY, USA
Lives and works in Paris, France and Tacoma/WA, USA

Exhibitions

2012
Manual Labor, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2012
Whitney Biennial 2012, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
2011
Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
2011
The Language of Less, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago/IL, USA
2011
The Art of Narration Changes with Time, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
2011
ILLUMInations (curated by Bice Curiger), 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2011
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture Part 1, Saatchi Gallery, London, Great Britain
2011
Tableaux, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
2011
THE WAY IT WASN'T, Culturgest, Porto, Portugal
2011
After Images (curated by Fionn Meade), Musée Juif de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgium
2011
Isabelle Cornaro, Nikolas Gambaroff, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
2011
Fragments Americana (curated by Hedi Slimane), Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2011
Dystopia, CAPC Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
2011
Art In The City, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
2011
Under Construction, SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland
2011
Light In Darkness, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington, USA
2011
Poste Restante (curated by Eric Fredericksen), Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada
2011
You and Now, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
2010
Sex Booze Weed Speed, (with Garder Eide Einarsson), Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2010
Sex, Jonathan Viner, London, Great Britain (solo)
2010
My Mistake, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Great Britain (solo)
2010
Oscar Tuazon, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
2010
My Flesh to Your Bare Bones (with Vito Acconci), Maccarone, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2010
One of My Best Comes, Parc St Leger - Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Pougues-les-Eaux, France (solo)
2010
Displaced Fractures – Über die Bruchlinien in Architekturen und ihren Körpern, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
The Way It Wasn’t (Celebrating Ten Years of castillo/corrales, Paris), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis/MN, USA
2010
Dynasty, Palais de Tokyo & Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
2010
Art Public (with Balice Hertling/Standard (Oslo)), Art41 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2010
Rehabilitation, WIELS Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
2010
Perpetual Battles, Baibakov Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
2010
When Do You See Yourself in Ten Years?, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
2010
The Concrete Show, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
2010
A Basic Human Impulse, GC.AC, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone, Italy
2010
Mutinity Seemed a Probability, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
2010
Box With The Sound Of Its Own Making, Western Bridge, Seattle/WA, USA
2010
The Nice Thing About Castillo/Corrales..., castillo/corrales, Paris, France
2010
Les Sculptures Meurent Aussi, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France
2010
Infinite Fold, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
2009
Bend It Till It Breaks, Centre internationale d’art et du paysage Ile de la Vassivière, France (solo)
2009
Against Nature, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
2009
F.T.W., Dépendance, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2009
That’s Not Made For That, David Roberts Foundation, London, Great Britain (solo)
2009
Ass To Mouth, Balice Hertling, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Untitled (Leave Me Be), Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway (solo)
2009
Another Nameless Venture Gone Wrong, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway (solo)
2009
Evento, Bordeaux, France
2009
Insiders : praqtiques, usage, savoir-faire, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
2009
Prix Ricard, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France
2009
Display With Sound, IPS, Birmingham, Great Britain
2009
LMCC Sculpture Park, New York/NY, USA
2009
Free As Air And Water, Cooper Union Houghton Gallery, New York/NY, USA
2009
Wood, Maccarone, New York/NY, USA
2009
Gennariello, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
2009
I was a Stranger, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
2009
Mirrors (curated by Gyonata Bonvicini), MARCO, Vigo, Spain
2009
Of Vagrant Dwellers in the Houseless Woods (curated by Eric Fredericksen), Or Gallery, Vancouver/BC, Canada
2009
Utopie et Quotidiennete, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
2009
Sauvagerie Domestique, Galerie Eduard-Manet, Genevilliers, France
2009
Use It For What It’s Used For (with Eli Hansen), Temporary Sculpture Park, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York/NY, USA
2009
L’image Cabrée, 11? Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
2009
Hello Goodbye Thank You, Again, castillo/corrales, Paris
2008
Alex Hubbard and Oscar Tuazon, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis/MO, USA
2008
September Show, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
2008
Degrees of Remove: Landscape and Affect, Sculpture Center, Long Island/NY, USA
2008
Sommerakademie, Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern, Switzerland
2008
A Vow of Poverty, Maccarone, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2008
Kodiak (with Eli Hansen), Seattle Art Museum, Seattle/WA, USA (solo)
2008
Dirty Work, Jonathan Viner / Fortescue Avenue, London, Great Britain (solo)
2008
This World’s Just Not Real To Me (with Eli Hansen), Howard House, Seattle/WA, USA (solo)
2008
You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seattle/WA, USA
2008
Transformational Grammar, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
2008
Sack of Bones (Los Angeles), Peres Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA
2008
Group show, Dependance, Brussels, Belgium
2008
Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Reed College, Portland/OR, USA
2008
Rendez-Vous Nowhere, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2008
The Station (curated by Shamim Momin), Miami/FL, USA
2008
Suddenly : Where We Live Now, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland/OR, USA
2007
A Town (Not a City), Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2007
Exposition N°1, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, France
2007
Where I Lived And What I Lived For, Module, Palais the Tokyo, Paris, France (solo)
2007
I'd Rather Be Gone, Standart (OSLO), Oslo, Norway (solo)
2007
Oscar Tuazon / Mike Freeman, Castillo / Corrales Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2007
Voluntary Non vulnerable (with Eli Hansen), Bodgers and Kludgers, Vancouver/BC, Canada (solo)
2007
Documenta 12 Magazine Projects, under the auspices of Metronome, Kassel, Germany
2006
The Elementary Particles (The Paperback Edition), Standart (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
2006
Minotaur Blood, Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London, Great Britain
2006
Just Move On, project for CLUI Wendover, Wendover/UT, USA
2006
Down By Law, The Wrong Gallery, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
2006
An Open Operation, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scottland
2006
for Death, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
2006
The Culture of Fear, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany
2006
Metronome no. 10, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland/OR, USA
2006
Living Underground, Siuslaw National Forest/OR, USA
2005
Secret Room, Kanazawa, Japan
2005
Baroque Geode, Sundown Salon, Los Angeles/CA, USA
2005
Bridges, University of Colorado, Denver/CO, USA
2004
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Project, New York/NY, USA
2004
Xtreme Houses, Lothringer13, Munich, Germany and Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
2004
Human, Fucking Human, Lofoten International Art Festival, Bergen, Norway
2004
Adaptations, Kunstehalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2004
Our Mirror, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York/NY, USA
2004
Urban Renewal: City Without a Ghetto, Temporary Services, Chicago/IL, USA
2004
Urban Renewal: City Without a Ghetto, Princeton School of Architecture, Princeton/NJ, USA
2004
The Subsidized Landscape, The Center for Architecture, New York/NY, USA
2004
Sprawl, Hudson Clearing, New York/NY, USA
2004
Adaptations, with Richard Fischbeck, Apex Art, New York/NY, USA
2003
Wight Biennial, with Richard Fischbeck, UCLA, Los Angeles/CA, USA
2003
24/7, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania, Slovenia
2003
Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York/NY, USA
2003
Deathtime, 27 Canal, New York/NY, USA
2003
Whitney Independent Study Program, Galapagos, Brooklyn, New York/NY, USA
2003
Whitney Independent Study Program, with Bea Schlingelhoff, New York/NY, USA
2003
Totally Motivated, with Gardar Eide Einarsson, Kunstverein Munich, Germany
2003
Between the Lines, with Gardar Eide Einarsson, Apex Art, New York/NY, USA
2003
City Without a Ghetto, Artists Space, New York/NY, USA
2002
STRIKE, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, Great Britain
2002
Coming Soon, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York/NY, USA
2002
Museum of the White Man, New York and Suquamish/WA, USA
2001
Programmable City, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York/NY, USA
2001
Landlords Instant Cash!, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York/NY, USA
2001
Building Codes, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York/NY, USA

Literature

2012
Oscar Tuazon: 'Working Drawing', Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève
2011
Oscar Tuazon: 'DIE', Hrsg. Rachel Bohan, The Power Station, Dallas, TX
2011
Parkett Art, Issue 89, October, pp.
2011
Oscar Tuazon: 'Making Books', in The Social ife of the Book, Hrsg. castillo/corrales, Paraguay Press, Paris
2010
Julian Rose: 'Structural Tension', in Artforum International, October, pp. 218-225
2010
Philippe Pirotte: 'Oscar Tuazon's Abstract Violence', in The ICA's Magazine, Issue 6, pp. 6-10
2010
Jodi Willie, Adam Parfrey: 'devil may care' (Interview), in Paris LA, Issue 5, pp.72-78
2010
Oscar Tuazon, Thomas Boutoux, Pierre-François Letué, Dorotheé Perret: 'Oscar Tuazon – I can’t see', Do.Pe. Press/Paraguay Press, Paris.
2010
Mike Freeman: 'Oscar Tuazon', in Dynasty, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / Arc, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2010
'Oscar Tuazon & Eli Hansen', in Palais no. 12, Palais de Tokyo, CNAP, Paris, p. 60
2010
Mousse Magazine #24, Summer Issue, Milan, p. 195
2010
Paul Bernard: 'Oscar Tuazon - Ass to Mouth, Balice Hertling', Paris, in Frog, no. 9, pp. 66-69
2009
Vitamin 3D, Phaidon Press.
2009
'The Artist's Art', in Artforum International, December
2009
Interview with Francesca di Nardo, in Mousse Magazine, December/January
2004
Roberta Smith: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, in The New York Times, Aug 13
2004
Howard Halle: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, in Time Out, New York
2004
Holland Cotter: Adaptations, in The New York Times, Jan 30
2003
Sculpture Forever, in Flash Art International, August
2003
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow: Exhibit Visits Urban Renewal’s 'Scenes of Crime', Metropolis, October
2003
Kirsten Everberg: After the Utopian Reflex, The 2003 Wight Biennial Catalogue
2003
Department of Art, UCLA Holland Cotter: Body and the Archive, in The New York Times, Feb. 14
2002
Carly Berwick, Damon Rich: Civic Boosters, Metropolis, February