Sam Durant  (American, 1961) 


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Sam Durant Biography
1961   Born Boston, Massachusetts
  Education: California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, M.F.A.; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, B.F.A.
  Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
Selected Exhibitions
2011 - 2012   Propaganda of the Deed, Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin, Italy
2011   Laissez faire et laissez passer, le monde va de lui meme, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
2011   Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
2010   Repetition island, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2010   XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, curated by Fabio Cavallucci, Carrara, Italy
2010   Larger than Life, Stranger than Fiction: 11th Fellbach Triennial of Small Scale Sculpture, curated by Ulrike Groos and Heike va den Valentyn, Fellbach, Germany
2010   Kurt, curated by Michael Darling, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2010   Contemplating the Void, curated by Nancy Spector, Guggenheim museum, New York, NY
2010   First Nations/ Second Nature, curated by Candice Hopkins, Audain Teaching Gallery, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2010   The Narcissism of Difference, curated by Christopher Whittey and Gerald Ross, Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art
2010   History Never Ends, I Hate to Bother You, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England (solo)
2010   Dead Labor Day, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010   Photography, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2010   Elizabeth Catlett: Call and Response, curated by Isolde Brielmaier, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2010   Shut Your Eyes in Order to See, Galerie Praz Delavallade, Paris, France
2010   Sculpture Center Lucky Draw 2010, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
2009   Cocktail by Cocktail, Kaleidoscope, Fribourg, Switzerland
2009   Commentary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Drawings, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
2009   Collection: MoCAʼs First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009   Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2009   1999, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
2009   This is Freedom?, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, LA (solo)
2009   Loaded, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2009   Destroy Design, curated by Hilde Teerlinck, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France
2009   Regift, curated by John Miller, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2009   Rock-Paper-Scissors, Pop Music as a Material for Visual Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
2009   The Old, Weird America, curated by Toby Camps, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2008   Zones of Conflict, curated by T.J. Demos, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding Parsons the New School, New York, NY
2008   The Art of the Real, organized by Bob Nickas, 10 Oud Vliegveld, Oostende, Belgium
2008   Red Wind, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
2008   Freedom, The Hague Sculpture Center, The Hague, Netherlands
2008   Ohio, curated by Brad Killam and Barb Weisen, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, IL
2008   Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (Solo)
2008   Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (Solo)
2008   Ohio, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, curated by Brad Killam and Barb Weisen
2008   8th Panama Biennial, curated by Magali Arriola
2008   Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2007   Unmonumental, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
2007   Words Fail Me, MoCAD, Detroit, Michigan, curated by Matthew Higgs
2007   Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver Canada
2007   Modelers and Makers: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York
2007   Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007   Sadie Coles HQ, curated by Helen van der Meij-Tcheng, London, England (Solo)
2007   Sam Durant: Echoplex, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (Solo)
2007   Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres and Monuments, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (Solo)
2007   Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Natural History, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (Solo)
2006   Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Goodbye Merry Mount, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy (Solo)
2006   Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myth, Massacres and Monuments, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (cat.) (Solo)
2005   Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monuments Transposition, Washington D.C (Solo)
2005   Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (cat.) (Solo)
2005   Color Pictures, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (Solo)
2005   Edward Said, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL (Solo)
2005   Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (solo)
2005   Touch of Evil Gallery Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico (8/27- 9/25)
2005   Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, University Art Museum, College of the Arts, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California (8/30-9/30/05)
2005   Think Blue, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, California (7/16- 8/20)
2005   Post No Bills, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY (6/17-7/23/05)
2005   Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts Logan Galleris, San Francisco, CA (4/7-5/14/05)
2004   Faces in the Crowd, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom (travels to Castello di Rivoli d’ Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy in 2005)
2004   100 Artists See God, curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, The Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, California, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia (travels through 2005) (cat.)
2004   Communaute, Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
2004   Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2004   2004 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2004   Involved, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2004   12 Signs: transposed and illuminated (with various indexes), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (cat.) (solo)
2004   We Are All Outlaws in the Eyes of Amerika, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy (solo)
2003   We Are the People, Project Row House, Houston, TX (solo)
2003   Union Projects, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2003   Entropy in Reverse, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (cat.) (solo)
2003   Walker Art Center Garden Project…, Artist-in-Residence, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
2003   The Wrong Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003   Sam Durant, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.) (solo)