Oscar Tuazon  (American, 1975) 


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Oscar Tuazon Biography
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
Selected 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
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