• Installation view: Framing Wall, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Installation view: The French Diplomat’s Office, Project Art Centre, Dublin, 2014, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Installation view: As it were...So to speak. A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom, The Jewish Museum, New York, 2013, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Installation view: As it were...So to speak. A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom, The Jewish Museum, New York, 2013, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Barbara Bloom, "Steinway Piano Carpet (Songs for YOU!)", 2010, Wool rug, 3 portable CD players, 3 CDs, CD duration: 33.4 min, 229 x 184 x 1 cm / 90.2 x 72.4 x 0.4 inches, Edition of 15, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Installation view: The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2008, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Barbara Bloom, "Vermeer Copy Copy", 2007, Archival digital print 45.5 x 56 cm / 17.9 x 22 inches, Edition of 3, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Barbara Bloom, "Mirror Mirror 7", 1989, Archival Digital Print with custom mat, mirror with custom mat, wooden frames, 107 x 86 cm / 42.1 x 33.9 inches each, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Barbara Bloom, "Vanity Mirror (Victorian)", 1989, Two photo-etched mirrors, wooden frames with brass fittings, 72 x 150 x 20 cm / 28.3 x 59 x 7.9 inches, Edition of 2, © the artist, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  • Barbara Bloom, "Hong Kong Four Colors", 1985, Framed archival photograph matted with inset four color swatches, 67.5 x 128 cm / 26.6 x 50.4 inches, Edition of 3, © the artist, courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Barbara Bloom

moving in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces

Group exhibition

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

March 17 – September 17, 2017

 



BARBARA BLOOM

 

Born 1951 in Los Angeles

Lives and works in New York

 

EDUCATION

 

1968-69

Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

 

1972

BFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

The Weather, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

 

2015

The Weather, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

Framing Wall, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

RSVP, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

2014

The French Diplomat’s Office, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland

 

2013

As it were…So to speak. A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

 

2011

Present, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

 

2010

Present, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Staged, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany

Present, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY

 

2008

Half-Full, Half-Empty (web project), Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY

The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

More Collections of Barbara Bloom, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY

The Collections of Barbara Bloom, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

 

2007

Takes One to Know One, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY

Absence-Presence, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

 

2006

The Collections of Barbara Bloom, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

2005

Twirl (video installation), Petuelpark, Munich, Germany

 

2004

Gorney, Bravin & Lee, New York, NY

 

2003

Broken, Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich, Germany

 

2001

Gorney, Bravin & Lee, New York, NY

Petuelpark Design Project, Munich, Germany

 

2000

The Gaze, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, UK

Broken, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France

 

1999

A Birthday Party for Everything, Susan Inglett / I. C. Editions, New York, NY

Revised Evidence. The Library of Vladimir Nabokov, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York, NY

The French Diplomat’s Office, Peter Blum, New York, NY

Broken, Galleria Raffaela Cortese, Milan, Italy

 

1998

The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

Pictures from the Floating World, Sala de Exposiciones Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain

 

1997

The French Diplomat’s Office and Broken, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

1996

Just Past (special project), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

1995

Pictures from the Floating World, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

 

1993

Editions and Multiples, Art Metropole, Toronto; Printed Matter Bookstore at Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY

The Passions of Natasha, Nokiko, Nicola, Nanette and Norma (performance-installation with Shelley Hirsch), Marstall Theatre, Munich, Germany

 

1992

Never Odd or Even, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

 

1991

The Tip of the Iceberg, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

Signa Te, Signa, Temere Me Tangis Et Angis, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

 

1990

The Reign of Narcissism, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

The Gaze, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Reign of Narcissism, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

The Reign of Narcissism, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

 

1989

 

The Reign of Narcissism, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

 

1987

Gallery Nature Morte, New York, NY

Lost and Found (Eins wie das Andere), daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

The Seven Deadly Sins, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

1985

The Gaze, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1980

The Diamond Lane, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

moving in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

 

2016

O/U (organized with ROOM EAST), P!, New York, NY

Invisible Adversaries, Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY

Be My Guest: The Art of Interiours, No Longer Empty, New York, NY

The Met Artist Project Season 5, New York, NY

De toi ‡ la surface / Surfaces of you, Le Plateau, Paris, France (curated by François Aubart)

 

2015

Individual Stories. Collecting as Portrait and Methodology, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Why Can’t It Be Everlasting?, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY

 

2014

Nirvana. Les étranges formes du plaisir, MUDAC Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland

On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY

Last Seen Entering the Biltmore, South London Gallery, London, UK

La disparation des lucioles (The disappearence of the fireflies), Sainte-Anne Prison, Avignon, France

The St. Petersburg Paradox, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

Shelf Show, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Propaganda für die Wirklichkeit / Propaganda for Reality, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

Binding Desire. Unfolding Artists Books, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013

Lat. 41° 7′ N., Long. 72° 19′ W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY (organised by Bob Nickas)

Chick Lit. Revised Summer Reading, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY (curated by Molly Rand and Pilar Vahey)

Ersatz Affiches, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY

Physical and Virtual Bodies, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Brute, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

NY again, Gesso Artspace, Vienna, Austria

The Feverish Library (continued), Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

 

2012

Drawing a Blank (On Forgetting, Refusal, Censure and Impotence), David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Loughelton Revisited, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

Der Spiegel des Narziss. Vom mythologischen Halbgott zum Massenphänomen, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

Art. The Language of Less, Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, ME

The Artists’ Postcard Show, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

 

2011

Glasstress 2011, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy

Making Histories. Changing Views of the Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Deconstructive Impulse. Women Artists Reconfigure The Signs Of Power, 1973-1991, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

Books on Books, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

Atlas. How to Carry the World on Oneís Back?, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

 

2010

Atlas. How to Carry the World on One’s Back?, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

In Full Bloom. Un progetto a cura di Antonio Grulli. 1995-2010. 15 anni della Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

Fresh Hell / Carte Blanche ‡ Adam McEwen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Multiple Pleasures. Functional Objects in Contemporary Art, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

The Tell-Tale Heart, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

The Exquisite Landscape. A Transcript of Sight, School of the International Center for Photography, New York, NY

 

2009

Un plan simple 3/3 – Ecran, Maison populaire de Montreuil, Montreuil-sous-Bois, France

Who killed the Painting? Werke aus der Sammlung Block, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

Learn to Read Art. A History of Printed Matter (1976-2009), Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

Take the Money and Run, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Anniversary Show, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY

Dress Codes. Clothing as Metaphor, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Fax Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

REGIFT, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY

 

2008

Jedermann Collection, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

Freedom, Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

2007

Scenes and Sequences, Aargauer Kunstverein, Aarau, Switzerland

D’Ombra / The Shadow, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy

 

2006

D’Ombra / The Shadow, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

30 Years. Printed Matter Editions 1976-2006, Printed Matter Inc., New York, NY

Die 90er, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

 

2005 Design Art, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Doulon Museum of Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China

 

2004

Design Art, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York, NY

Place for the Self, Apexart, New York, NY

Houses X Artists, Blaffer Art Center, Houston; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Videodreams. Zwischen Cinematischem und Theatrealischem, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

A Short History of Dutch Video Art, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Drawn to the Present, Pace University Art Gallery, New York, NY

Sand in der Vaseline, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

 

2003

Me, We, Art in General, New York, NY

A Clear Vision, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Houses X Artists, MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA

A Short History of Dutch Video Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofìa, Madrid, Spain

 

2002

Sand in der Vaseline, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany

Houses X Artists, Bellevue Museum of Art, Seattle, WA

 

2000

Dinge in der Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany

 

1999

Chronos & Kairos. Die Zeit in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Museum Friedricianum, Kassel, Germany

Moving Images, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

The Museum as Muse. Artists Reflect, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

 

1998

La Bienal de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

At Home in the Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

1996

Just Past, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

René Magritte. Die Kunst der Konversation, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

NowHere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebêk, Denmark

Hall of Mirrors. Art and Film Since 1945, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

 

1995

Longing and Belonging. From the Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

ARS ’95, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

 

1994

Suture. Phantasmen der Vollkommenheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

Inaugural Exhibition. Artistic Intervention, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Pictures of the Real World (In Real Time) (curated by Robert Nickas), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Le Capitou, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Frejus, France; Städtische Galerie, Goppingen, Germany; Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

 

1992 Postcards from Alphaville. J-L Godard in Contemporary Art 1963-1992, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

El jardín salvaje, Fundación Caja de Pensiones, Madrid, Spain

 

1990

Die Endlichkeit der Freiheit, Berlin, Germany

Life-Size. A Sense of the Real in Recent Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

The Readymade Boomerang. Certain Relations in 20th Century Art, 8th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

 

1989

A Forest of Signs, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

1988

Spazi, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy

Aperto ’88, 43. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Damaged Goods, New Museum, New York, NY

Poetic Resemblance, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

 

1985

Alles en Nog Viel Mehr, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

 

1982

Extended Photography, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

 

1981

Heute Section, Westkunst, Cologne, Germany

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2016

Grant for Visual Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts

 

2009

Wynn Newhouse Award

 

2007

Getty Research Institute Visiting Scholar

 

1998

Guggenheim Fellowship, Visual Art

 

1997

Wexner Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence Award

 

1991

The Frederick Weisman Foundation Award

 

1989

The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

 

1988

The Due Mille Prize at the Aperto of the Venice Biennale

 

1986

DAAD Berlin Artist Fellowship

Visual Artist’s Fellowship in Photography, The National Endowment for the Arts

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Dutch National Collection, The Hague

FRAC Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne

Museum Arnhem, Arnhem

Groninger Museum, Groningen

International Center of Photography, New York

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienma

Musée Cantini, Marseille

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Museum of Modern Art, New York

The New School, New York

Princeton University Collection, Princeton

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama