Swoon  (American, 1977) 


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Swoon Biography
1977   Born in the USA
1999   Began painting in the street
2002   Received a BA in fine arts from the Pratt Institute, New York, NY
2002   Evolutionaere Zellen Grant
2007   Lambent Fellowship, Tides Foundation
  Lives and works in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Distance Don't Matter, collaborative installation, SPACE gallery, Portland, ME
Urban art info, Berlin, Germany
Swimming Cities of Serenissima, Venice Biennal, Venice, Italy
Residency, Town House Gallery, Kairo, Egypt
The Influencers,Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Barcelona, Spain
2008   Swoon, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo)
The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Feral, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA (Collaboration exhibition with Monica Canilao)
Drown Your Boats, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Portrait of Sylvia Elena, Honeyspace, New York, NY
In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2007   The Burning House, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Collaborative exhibition with Faile and David Ellis)
Generations USA, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine
2006   Graffiti, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
La Boca del Lobo, Black Floor Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Collaborative exhibition with Polonia Soloveichek and Allison Corrie)
Spank the monkey, BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
2005   Swoon, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL (solo)
[T]here. New York, Solyanka Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Swoon, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo)
Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, NY
Project Backumps Part 2, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2004   Publico, Cincinnatti, OH
Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Roda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
1:100, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
III Communication II, Urbis, Manchester, UK
Something Else, The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
2003   Project Backjumps, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2002   NGBK, Berlin, Germany
Swoon loves Solovei, Urban-Art.info, Berlin, Germany
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY