Bruce Nauman

(American, born 1941)

untitled (red-handed) by bruce nauman

Bruce Nauman

Untitled (Red-Handed), 1994

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verso-recto (state i) by bruce nauman

Bruce Nauman

Verso-Recto (State I), 1998

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Born in Fort Wayne, USA
1960 - 1964
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
1964 - 1966
MFA, University of California, Davis, USA
1966 - 1968
Taught at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
NEA Grant, Artistic Fellowship Award, Washington, D.C.
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies Grant
Taught sculpture, University of California, Irvine, USA
Skowhegan Award, Skowhegan, USA
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute
Married artist Susan Rothenberg
Max Beckmann Award from the City of Frankfurt, Germany
Wexner Prize
Wolf Foundation Prize in Arts (Sculpture), Herzlia, Israel
Alumni Citation for Excellence, University of California, Davis
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, USA
Aldrich Prize, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA


55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Video Vintage 1963-1983, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Tenth Anniversary Acquisitions, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA
Bruce Nauman, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)
Move: Art And Dance Since 1960s, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
Besser scheiter: Film + Video, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Days, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England (solo)
Inside the White Cube, White Cube, London, England (solo)
Infrared Outtakes, Soft Ground Etchings, and Crossbeams, Galeria La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Der Wahre Künstler, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany (solo)
Für Kinder / Beschriebene Kombinationen, Konrad Fischer Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Combinations Described (Chicago), Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
Bruce Nauman's Works: Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France (solo)
Pay Attention... Prints and Multiples 1971-2007, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA (solo)
Video Screening 2: Bruce Nauman, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan (solo)
Bruce Nauman: Dream Passage, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Bruce Nauman: Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany (solo)
Bruce Nauman’s Days, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (solo)
For Children / For Beginners, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA (solo)
Days and Giorni, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Nie/No, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
Drawings for Neons, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Artist Rooms, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland (solo)
Dead Shot Dan, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, St Louis, USA (solo)
Diamond Mind Circle of Tears Fallen All Around Me, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, USA (solo)
U.S. Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
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, The Netherlands
Beautiful People, Centre d'Art la Panera, Lerida, Colombia
Body Work, Le Case d'Arte, Milan, Italy
Bruce Nauman: Fingers and Holes, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California (solo)
Bruce Nauman: Fonte de cem peixes, 2005, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal (solo)
Bruce Nauman: Drawings for Installations, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
A Rose has no Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s, The Menil Collection, Houston, USA (solo)
Bruce Nauman: one hundred fish fountain, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (solo)
Bruce Nauman, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Fokus: Bruce Nauman, Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA (solo)
A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA (solo)
Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman works with light, Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami, Miami, USA (solo)
Bruce Naumann, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy (solo)
Bruce Nauman - Mental Exercises, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Bruce Nauman, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England (solo)
Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman's Works with Light, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA (solo)
Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA (solo)
Renegades 25 Years of Performance at Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, USA
Bruce Nauman, Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium (solo)
Bruce Nauman – Druckgrafik aus öffentlichen Schweizer Sammlungen, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur, Switzerland (solo)
Pay Attention: Bruce Nauman videos from the collection of Barbara Balkin Cottle, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA (solo)
Mapping The Studio: Bruce Nauman Video Works, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Bruce Nauman, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
The Unilever Series: Bruce Nauman, Tate Modern, London, England (solo)
Bruce Nauman: Setting a Good Corner (Allegory & Metaphor), Power House, Memphis, USA (solo)
Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage), Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Bruce Nauman: Theaters of Experience, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage), Dia Center for the Arts, New York, USA (solo)
Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio II (Fat Chance John Cage), Sperone Westwater, New York, USA (solo)
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, Germany (solo)
Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio II (Fat Chance John Cage), Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Switzerland (solo)

Public Collections

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Gallery, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY