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Bruce Nauman    (American, 1941)

 Bruce Nauman - Neck Pull © Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist (Prints and Multiples) h: 20 x w: 28 in / h: 50.8 x w: 71.1 cm
Bruce Nauman
Neck Pull © Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist 2006
 
 Bruce Nauman - Opened Eye © Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist (Prints and Multiples) h: 20 x w: 28 in / h: 50.8 x w: 71.1 cm
Bruce Nauman
Opened Eye © Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist 2006
 
 Bruce Nauman - Partial Truth (© 1997 Bruce Nauman and Gemini G.E.L. LLC) (Prints and Multiples) h: 22.4 x w: 28.2 in / h: 56.9 x w: 71.6 cm
Bruce Nauman
Partial Truth (© 1997 Bruce Nauman and Gemini G.E.L. LLC) 1997
 
 Bruce Nauman - Soft Ground Etching—Blue (Prints and Multiples) h: 34 x w: 28 in / h: 86.4 x w: 71.1 cm
Bruce Nauman
Soft Ground Etching—Blue 2007
 
 Bruce Nauman - Soft Ground Etching—Lavender (Prints and Multiples) h: 30 x w: 34 in / h: 76.2 x w: 86.4 cm
Bruce Nauman
Soft Ground Etching—Lavender 2007
 
 

Biography
1941 Born in Fort Wayne, IN
1960 - 1964 University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI
1964 - 1966 MFA, University of California, Davis, CA
1966 - 1968 Taught at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
NEA Grant, Artistic Fellowship Award, Washington, DC
1970 Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies Grant
Taught sculpture. University of California. Irvine, CA.
1986 Skowhegan Award, Skowhegan, ME
1989 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute
married artist Susan Rothenberg
1991 Max Beckmann Award from the City of Frankfurt, Germany
1993 Wexner Prize
Wolf Foundation Prize in Arts (Sculpture), Herzlia, Israel
Alumni Citation for Excellence, University of California, Davis, California
1995 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aldrich Prize, Aldrich Museum Ridgefield, CT
1997 Member, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1999 Leone d'oro (The Golden Lion) 48th Venice Biennale, Italy
2000 Member, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
Honorary Doctor of Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2004 Praemium Imperiale Prize for Visual Arts, Japan
Beaux-Arts Magazine Art Awards: Best International Artist, Paris
2009 American representative to the 2009 Venice Biennale
Lives and works in New Mexico

Exhibitions
2013 Biennale di Venezia - 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
2013 Video Vintage 1963-1983 - Beirut Art Center, Beirut Send message
2013 Tenth Anniversary Acquisitions - The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2013 Bruce Nauman - Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg (solo)
2013 Move: Art And Dance Since 1960s - National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon
2013 Besser scheitern - Film + Video - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2012 Days, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (solo)
2012 Inside the White Cube”, White Cube, London (solo)
2012 nfrared Outtakes, Soft Ground Etchings, and Crossbeams,” Galeria La Caja Negra, Madrid (solo)
2011 Der Wahre Künstler," Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany (solo)
2011 Für Kinder / Beschriebene Kombinationen," Konrad Fischer Galerie Berlin, Berlin (solo)
2011 Combinations Described (Chicago)," Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2010 "Bruce Nauman's Works: Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon," Lyon, France (solo)
2010 "Pay Attention... Prints and Multiples 1971-2007," James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico (solo)
2010 "Video Screening 2: Bruce Nauman," Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan (solo)
2010 "Bruce Nauman: Dream Passage," Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (solo)
2010 "Bruce Nauman: Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square," Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany (solo)
2010 "Bruce Nauman’s Days," Museum of Modern Art, New York (solo)
2010 For Children / For Beginners Sperone Westwater - New York (solo)
2009 - 2010 Days and Giorni, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
2009 1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (group)
2009 Nie/No," Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (solo)
2009 Drawings for Neons," Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York (solo)
2009 Artist Rooms," Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland (solo)
2009 Dead Shot Dan," Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri (solo)
2009 "Diamond Mind Circle of Tears Fallen All Around Me," Peter Freeman, Inc., New York (solo)
2008 - 2009 Biennale di Venezia, U.S. Pavilion
2008 - 2009 Heavy Metal, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Ich kann mir nicht jeden Tag ein Ohr abschneiden., Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Minimal is More. Sammlung Lafrenz, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands
2008 "Bruce Nauman: Fingers and Holes," Meessen de Clercq, Brussels
2008 "Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California
2008 "Bruce Nauman: Fonte de cem peixes, 2005," Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal
2008 "Bruce Nauman: Drawings for Installations," Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York
2008 Beautiful People, Centre d'Art la Panera, Lerida
Body Work, Le Case d'Arte, Milan
2007 "A Rose has no Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s,” The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas (solo)
2007 "A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman,” The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas (solo)
2007 "Bruce nauman - one hundred fish fountain,” Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, Hannover, Germany (solo)
2007 "Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works,” The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (solo)
2007 "Bruce Nauman,” Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (solo)
2007 "Fokus: Bruce Nauman,” Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel (solo)
2007 "Elusive Signs - Bruce Nauman Works with Light,” Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington D.C (solo)
2007 "A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s,” Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film (solo)
2007 "Archive BAM/PFA,” Berkeley, California (solo)
2006 “Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman works with light,” Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (solo)
2006 “Bruce Naumann,” Museo DArte Contemporanea Donna Regina - MADRE, Naples, Italy (solo)
2006 “Bruce Nauman - Mental Exercises,” NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf (solo)
2006 “Bruce Nauman,” Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (solo)
2006 “Elusive Signs - Bruce Nauman's Works with Light,” Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, Indiana (solo)
2006 “Elusive Signs - Bruce Nauman Works with Light,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (solo)
2006 Renegades 25 Years of Performance at Exit Art, Exit Art, New York City, NY
2005 “Bruce Nauman,” Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Knokke-Heist (solo)
2005 “Bruce Nauman – Druckgrafik aus öffentlichen Schweizer Sammlungen,” Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur (solo)
2005 “Pay Attention - Bruce Nauman videos from the collection of Barbara Balkin Cottle,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Phoenix, Greece (solo)
2005 “Mapping The Studio - Bruce Nauman Video Works,” NGV National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
2005 “Bruce Nauman,” Galerie Lelong - Paris, Paris (solo)
2004 - 2005 "The Unilever Series: Bruce Nauman," Tate Modern, London (solo)
2004 - 2005 "Bruce Nauman: Setting a Good Corner (Allegory & Metaphor)," Power House Memphis, Tennessee (solo)
2003 "Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage)," Ludwig Museum, Germany (solo)
2003 "Bruce Nauman: Theaters of Experience," Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (solo)
2003 "Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage)," DIA Center for the Arts, New York (solo)
2003 "Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio II (Fat Chance John Cage)," Sperone Westwater, New York (solo)
2003 "Bruce Nauman, All Action Edit - Mapping the Studio I, Office Edit I, Office Edit II with Color Shift, Flip, Flop & Flip/Flop," Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf (solo)
2003 "Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio II (Fat Chance John Cage)," Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel (solo)
2002 Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Bruce Nauman - Mapping the Studio -solo
Genève, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain -solo
New York, Sperone Westwater, Mapping the Studio II-solo
New York, Dia: Chelsea, Bruce Nauman -solo
2001 New York, ICA Gallery, New York Video 1967 - 73(solo)
New York, Zwirner & Wirth Gallery, Selected Work (solo)
2000 Samuel Beckett/Bruce Nauman, Kunsthalle Wien Karsplatz Vienna
1997 - 1999 Bruce Nauman: Image/Text, 1966-1996, Centre Georges Pompidou (& other locations) Paris
1993 - 1995 Bruce Nauman, Museum of Contemporary Art (& other locations) Los Angeles
1990 Bruce Nauman: Skulpturen und Installationen, 1985-1990, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (& other locations) Lausanne, Switzerland
1986 - 1987 London, Whitechapel Art Gallery -solo
Bruce Nauman, Kunsthalle Basel (& other locations)
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville -solo
1985 New York, Museum of Modern Art -solo
1982 - 1983 Bruce Nauman: Neons, The Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD
1972 - 1974 Bruce Nauman: Work from 1965-1972, Whitney Museum of American Art (& other locations) NY
1968 "Bruce Nauman," Leo Castelli Gallery. New York.(solo)
"6 Day Week: 6 Sound Problems," Konrad Fischer Galerie. Dusseldorf (solo)
1966 Los Angeles, Nicholas Wilder Gallery (solo)
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