Timeline

1974
Born in New York, NY
2004
B.F.A, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2005
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
2008
Winner of The David C. Driskell Prize

Exhibitions

2013
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2013
Artists Experiment, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
Untitled, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT (solo)
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary At, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting, MoCA North Miami, North Miami, FL
Un-Drawn, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
2012
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2012
This Is Not Just A Dinner, Theertha/ Red Dot Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka (solo)
Untitled, 126 Gallery, Gallway, Ireland (solo)
Plant! Seed! Sew! ADAA/Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY (solo)
When You're Looking At Me, You're Looking At Country, More Art, New York, NY (solo)
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
Primary Sources, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Emerge Selections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
A Matter of Practice, curated by Lydia Bell, Danspace Project, New York, NY
SuperHUMAN, Central Utah Center, Ephraim, UT; Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
What Do You Believe In, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, New York Photo Festival, New York, NY
Twisted Sister, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Tête-à-tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Tête-à-tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Record, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Where Do We Migrate To, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the New School, New York, NY
The Record, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Where Do We Migrate To, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2011
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2011
Salt 4, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT (solo)
Studio! Studio! (Chelsea), More Art, New York, NY (solo)
Wilderness, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Exhibition A, exhibitiona.com, New York, NY (solo)
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
After Destiny The Contemporary American Landscape, Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Sum of the Parts, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Oceanomania: Souveniers from a Mysterious Sea, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, Monaco
The Record, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA
Flux This! with Pope L. and Special Guests, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
30 Americans, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions, The Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, NC
Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance at Sea, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, The Bronx Museum Of Art, NY
Why Do We Migrate, The Center For Art, Design and Visual Culture, Baltimore, MD
Stephen Burkes: Are You A Hybrid, The Museum Of Art and Design, New York, NY
2010
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2010
(Harvest): Any Number of Myths and Stories, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
Junctures (Transmissions To), The Goethe-Institute/ The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (solo)
Limited Editionn, Art in General, New York, NY (solo)
Performance: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (solo)
Greater New York, PS.1, New York, NY
The Record, The Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, NC
Compass NY, Avant Guide To NY, Apext Art and The Storefront For Art and Architecture, NY
Open Score Variations, Hessel Museum Of Art and CCS Galleries, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY
Group Show, Clifford Chance US LLP, New York, NY
The Reach of Realism, MoCA, North Miami, FL
30 Seconds Off An Inch, The Studio Museum In Harlem, NY
2009
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2009
Oscillation: For A Minute There, I Lost Myself, The Museum of Art And Design, NY, NY (solo)
Foto Festival, Images Recalled, Curated by Tobias Berger, Heidelberg, Germany
In Practice, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY
Incheon Women’s Artist Biennial, Incheon, Korea
“Wrong” Eighth Veil Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Signs Taken For Wonder, Curated by Isolde Breielmaier, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, NY
Negritude, Exit Art, NY, NY
We The People, Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland
2008
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2008
The Tunnel Room, John Connelly Presents, NY, NY (solo)
Perspectives 157, Electric Relaxation: Digital Good Time, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (solo)
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
T.error, Your Fear Is An External Object, Kunsthalle, Budapest-Menu Point, Budapest, Hungary
Untitled, John Connelly Presents, NY, NY
Facing Race: Four African-American Artists Speak Out, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Street Art, Street Life, The Bronx Museum Of Art, Bronx, NY
Richard Wright at 100, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN
Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Whitney Art Party, The Whitney Museum Of Art, NY, NY
Re-Imagine Kenya, Sikkema Jenkins &Co, NY, NY
Mixtape, Exit Art, NY, NY
Show One, Kate Werble Gallery, NY, NY
Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2007
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2007
The Hustle Never Siops in Lagos (et al), The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
The FM Ferry Experiment, (programmed by NeuroTransmitter), Staten sland Ferry, NY, NY
Interpreting Utopia, Samuel Dorsky Museum Of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
A New Era Americana, (Corona Plaza) The Queens Museum, Queens, NY
The Postmillennial Black Madonna, MOCADA, New York, NY
Shaken Not Deterred, Curated By Brian Keith Jackson, NY, NY
"A Jamaica Queens Thing,", The Jamaica Center For Arts And Learning, NY, NY
Open Studio, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2006
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2006
How to Break Your Own Heart, Art in General, New York, NY (solo)
Landscape: Expanded Engagement, Extended Space, Jamiaca Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY (solo)
Black Alphabet (Contexts In Contemporary African American Art), Zacheta National Gallery Of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Peekskil Project, Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
E7, Aljira Center for Art, Newark, NJ
Harlem Art Project, Saatchi and Saatchi, New York, NY
Curators Choice, Scope Art Fair, curated by Franklin Sirmans, NY
Performance Art Fair, curated by Dean Dedirko
First Open, Christies, New York, NY
When Artists Say We, Artist Space, New York, NY
This Strangest Of Theatres, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
Artificial Afrika, Gigantic Art Space, New York, NY
From The Living Room, curated by Franklin Sirmans, Art Basel, Miami
2005
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2005
Frequency, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY
Relics and Remnants, Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning
Video Show, Takt Kuntsprojectraum, Berlin, Germany
The Politics Of Care, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
Whitney Museum ISP Open Studio, New York, NY
African Queen, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY
Shorts Of The Self, Art In General, New York, NY
2004
Xaviera Simmons Exhibitions 2004
Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY
re source, Art In General, New York, NY