Vito Acconci  (American, 1940) 

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Vito Acconci Biography
1940   Born in Bronx, NY
1962   B.A. Holy Cross College Worcester, Worcester, MA
1964   M.F.A. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  Instructor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA; The Cooper Union, New York, NY; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Yale University, New Haven, CT; and Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
  Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Vito Acconci:Vito Acconci - Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011   Vito Acconi - Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo
2010   AAA Talk Vito Acconci + Ai Weiwei: Artist in Conversation, Agnès b. Cinema, Wanchai, Hong Kong
2009   Vito Acconci: Language Works- Video, Audio and poetry, Argos, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2008   Vigilancia y control, Centro de Arte La regenta, las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (solo)
Vito Acconci : Power Fields, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
2006   Medium Fotografie, Stampa Galerie, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2005   Mapping Space, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (solo)
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Self/City/Sound, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, UK
Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Gran Canary Island, Spain (solo)
Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio, Stedelijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
No Time in No-Land, Kenny Schachter Rove, London, UK (solo)
2004   Diary of a Body, Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Vito Hannibal Acconci, Musee d'Art Contemporain, Nantes, France; MACBA, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Video Screening 1 - Vito Acconci, Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan (solo)
2003   Rehearsals for Architecture, Kenny Schachter Rove, Perry St., New York, NY (solo)
Acconci Studio - Slipping into the 21st Century, Pratt-Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Selected Videos by Vito Acconci, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY (solo)
2002   Vito Acconci: Acts of Architecture, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
Vito Acconci: Acts of Architecture, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (solo)
2001   Vito Acconci, 11 Duke Street, London, UK (solo)
Vito Acconci / Acconci Studio, Architectural Models, The Institute for the Cooperation of Art and Research, New York, NY and Paris, France (solo)
Para-Cities : Models for Public Spaces, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
Playing Amongst the Ruins, Royal College of Art, London, UK
VITO ACCONCI : Performance Documentation & Photoworks, 1969–1973, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000   Vito Acconci: Skatepark, Inst. Francais d’Architecture, Paris, France (solo)
Video Time, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1997   Acconci, Old, Refreshed and Re-viewed, Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
Vito Acconci, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1996   Vito Acconci, CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo)
1994   Vito Acconci : House of streets, Parks and Plazas, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (solo)
1993   Vito Acconci: Models and projects for streets, squares and parks, Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
1992   Vito Acconci, Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy (solo)
1988   Vito Acconci: Domestic Trappings, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (solo)
Vito Acconci : Part 2, Sculpture, Installations and Video 1972-1987, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Vito Acconci, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
Vito Acconci : Part 1, Early Works, Photographs 1969-1972, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1987   Vito Acconci: Domestic Trappings, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
1985   Vito Acconci, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1983   Vito Acconci: Video tapes:De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
  Public collections:
  Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
Generali Foundation, Vienna
Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna
  MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
  Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON
National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  Le Musée de l’Objet, Blois
FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
FRAC - Bretagne, Châteaugiron
Le Consortium, Dijon
FRAC - Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque
FRAC - Limousin, Limoges
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
  Museum Ludwig, Cologne
  National Museum of Contempory Art, Athens
  CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia
MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
Galleria Civica d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - GAM, Turin
  Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
  Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
  Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
  United Kingdom
  Tate Britain, London
  University Art Museum , Albany, NY
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, OH
The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, HI
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Exit Art, New York City, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2004   Volk, Gregory, and Vito Acconci. Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body 1969 -1973. Milan-New York: Charta, 2004
2001   Acconci, Vito, and Gloria Moure. Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects. Barcelone: Poligrafa, 2001
2001   Vito Acconci. Acconci Studio acts of architecture (exh. cat.). Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 2001
1998   Contemporary Visual Arts, 20, pp. 36-38, Unbuilt Roads, Obrist, Hans Ulrich
1990   Critical Inquiry, 16, 4, Summer, pp. 900-918 Public Space in a Private Time, Acconci, V.
1988   ARTFORUM, XXVI, March, pp. 126-128, Projections of Home, Acconci, V.
1988   Vito Acconci: Public Places. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1988
1980   Vito Acconci, A Retrospective: 1969 -1980 (exh. cat.). Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1980
1978   Vito Acconci: Catalogue of headlines and images. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1978
1976   October, Spring, pp. 50-64, Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism, Krauss