Nan Goldin

(American, b. 1953)

cookie in tin pan alley, new york city by nan goldin

Nan Goldin

Cookie in Tin Pan Alley, New York City, 1983

cz and max on the beach, truro, ma by nan goldin

Nan Goldin

CZ and Max on the Beach, Truro, MA, 1976

jimmy paulette on david armstrong’s bike, new york city by nan goldin

Nan Goldin

Jimmy Paulette on David Armstrong’s bike, New York City, 25

joana and aurele making out in my apartment, nyc by nan goldin

Nan Goldin

Joana and Aurele making out in my apartment, NYC, 1999

joey at the love ball, nyc (sold) by nan goldin

Nan Goldin

Joey at the love ball, NYC (SOLD), 1992

joey in my mirror, berlin by nan goldin

Nan Goldin

Joey in my mirror, Berlin, 1992



Born in Washington, D.C.
Attended Imageworks, Cambridge, USA
BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, USA
Wilhelmina Jackson Fellowship, Marblehead, USA
Fifth Year Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, USA
Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Fellowship, Boston, USA
Recipient, Englehard Award from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Alumni Traveling Fellowship, Boston, USA
Maine Photographic Workshop Book Award, Documentary Book of the Year
Kodak Fotobuchpreis, Stuttgart, Germany


Nan Goldin: Heartbeat, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
Fireleap, Sprovieri Gallery, London, England (solo)
Nan Goldin: Scopophilia, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Nan Goldin, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
Nan Goldin. Berlin Work. Photographs 1984 – 2009, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Nan Goldin: Poste Restante, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Les Visages et Les Corps, Louvre Museum, Paris, France (solo)
The Art of Caring, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA
Listen Darling… The World is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal
Kids Behaving Badly, Clamp Art, New York, USA (solo)
Nan Goldin. Poste Restante: Slide Shows/Grids, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Nan Goldin, Heart Beat, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Nan Goldin, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
Nan Goldin: 2007 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden (solo)
Nan Goldin: Thanksgiving (from The Sir Elton John Photography Collection), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (solo)
Nan Goldin: 1972–74 and The Other Side, a slide installation, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Nan Goldin: Stories Retold, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Post War + Contemporary Art, Wrighy, Chicago, USA
Obra Gráfica y Seriada, Galería Argenta, Valencia, Spain
Chasing a Ghost, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Fantastic Tales: The Photography of Nan Goldin, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, USA (traveled to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence) (solo)
Nan Goldin, Monika Sprüth/Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany (solo)
STARDUST, Guido Costa Projects, Turin, Italy (solo)
Sisters, Saints and Sibyls, La Chapelle de la Salpêtrièr, Paris, France (solo)
Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva, Switzerland
Nan Goldin: Heartbeat, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA

Public Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Gallery, London, England
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA