• Stephen Prina, Installation view, "Painting", Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, 2012
  • Stephen Prina, Installation view, Installation view, "As He Remembered It", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2011, Photo: © 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA
  • Stephen Prina, Installation view, Installation view, "As He Remembered It", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2011, Photo: © 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA
  • Stephen Prina, Installation view, "He was but a bad translation", Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 2011, Photo: Simon Vogel
  • Stephen Prina, Installation view, "As He Remembered It", Wiener Secession, Vienna, 2011, Photo: Wolfgang Thaler
  • Stephen Prina "Blind No. 6, Nineteen-foot Ceiling or Lower (Titanium White/Zinc White)", 2011, Acrylic on linen, window-blind mechanism, 2 panels, each: 579.1 x 103.8 cm / 228 x 40.9 inches, Installation view, Capitain Petzel, 2011
  • Stephen Prina, "Exquisite Corpse: The Complete Paintings of Manet, 222 of 556, Dame aux Éventails (Nina de Callias) , (Woman with Fans) , 1874, Jeu de Paume, Louvre, Paris, February 4, 2011", 2011, Ink wash on rag, barrier paper, offset lithography on paper, left: 113.5 x 166.5 cm / 44.7 x 65.5 inches, right: 66 x 83 cm / 26 x 32.7 inches
  • Stephen Prina, "Untitled/ Exquisite Corpse: The Complete Paintings of Manet, 222 of 556, Dame aux Éventails (Nina de Callias) , (Woman with Fans), 1874, Jeu de Paume, Louvre, Paris", 2011, Black cord and nails, left: 113.5 x 166.5 cm / 44.7 x 65.5 inches, right: 66 x 83 cm / 26 x 32.7 inches
  • Stephen Prina, "THE WAY HE ALWAYS WANTED IT III", 2009, 35mm Film transferred to DVD, 3 Panasonic PT-LB800 projectors, 2 M-Audio Bx5a speakers, 1 Kramer Audio splitter, 1 Pioneer Pro DVD V7400 player, Monster audio cable, Baltic birch plywood, carpet, rt: 3:09, 147.3 x 48.3 x 147.3 cm / 58 x 19 x 58 inches
  • Stephen Prina, Installation view, "The Second Sentence of Everything I Read is You", Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, 2008, Photo: Wolfgang Günzel
  • Stephen Prina, Installation view, "The Second Sentence of Everything I Read is You", Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2007
  • Stephen Prina, Installation view, "The Second Sentence of Everything I Read is You: The Queen Mary, "Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, 2006
  • Stephen Prina, Installation view, "The Second Sentence of Everything I Read is You: The Queen Mary, "Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, 2006
  • Stephen Prina, "Dom-Hotel, Room 101, Cologne (bedroom)", 1994, Plywood, wood and offset lithography on paper, silver gelatin prints, 122 x 635 x 360 cm / 48 x 250 x 141.7 inches, Installation view, Capitain Petzel, 2008
  • Stephen Prina, "Dom-Hotel, Room 101, Cologne (bedroom)", 1994, Plywood, wood and offset lithography on paper, silver gelatin prints, 122 x 635 x 360 cm / 48 x 250 x 141.7 inches, Installation view, Capitain Petzel, 2008
Stephen Prina

english for foreigners

Museum Madre, Napoli, Italy

May 15 – October 16, 2017



STEPHEN PRINA

 

Born in 1954, Galesburg, IL

 

EDUCATION

 

1980

MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 

 

1977

BFA Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

 

1974

AA Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL

 

Lives and works in Cambridge, MA and Los Angeles, CA

 

TEACHING

 

2004-

Professor, Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

2001-2002

Acting Chair, Fine Art Graduate Studies, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

 

2002

Visiting faculty, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France 

 

1994

Visiting faculty, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (two-week workshop)

 

1987

Visiting faculty, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (fall semester)

 

1981-1987

Faculty, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA 

 

1980-2003

Core Faculty, Fine Art Graduate Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 

 

AWARDS, HONORS, AND RESIDENCIES

 

2003

Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, NY

 

1996

Künstlerhaus Bethanien Philip Morris Kunstförderung, Berlin, Germany

 

1995

Hirsch Farm Project: Conviviality, Hirsch Farm Hillsboro, Hillsboro, WI

 

1990

National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist, Washington, D.C.

 

1988

Engelhard Foundation Fellowship, Washington, D.C. 

 

1987

National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist, Foundation for Art Resources Grant, Washington, D.C. 

 

1985

Foundation for Art Resources Grant Project, Fellowship

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

englisch for foreigners, Museum Madre, Napoli , Italy

 

2015 

Stephen Prina, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Gallen

Wade Guyton & Stephen Prina, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2014

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

2013     

Lunch with Olympia, Yale University Art Gallery, New Heaven, CN (curated by Robert Storr and Carol Armstrong)

 

Wade Guyton, Stephen Prina, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

As He Remembered It, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012

Filthy Rat, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria

Wade Guyton and Stephen Prina, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

Painting, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

Maureen Paley, London, UK

 

2011

Carve Out a Space of Intimacy, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Again. Stephen Prina (in collaboration with Wade Guyton), Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

As He Remembered It, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

He was but a bad translation, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

 

2010

Stephen Prina: Modern Movie Pop, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

 

2009

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

The Second Sentence of Everything I Read is You, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Monasterio de la Cartuja de santa María de las Cuevas, Seville, Spain

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2008

The Second Sentence of Everything I Read is You, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany; Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany

 

2007

The Second Sentence of Everything I Read is You: Mourning Sex, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

2006

The Second Sentence of Everything I Read is You: The Queen Mary, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2004

Retrospection Under Duress, Reprise, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, UK

Homo Faber and Exquisite Corpse, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York Vinyl II, Cubitt Gallery and Studios, London, UK

 

2002

The Painter’s Studio, real allegory, resolving a phase of 153 years in my artistic life, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

Gaylen Gerber with Stephen Prina, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

2001

PMK Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

What’s Wrong? Open the Door…, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Chicago, IL

Galerie Max Hetzler, 1991 (Ten Years After), Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

 

2000

To the People of Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

It was the best he could do at the moment, reprise, Art Pace, San Antonio, CA

 

1999

Push Comes to Love, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

1998

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Second Investigation): Stephen Prina’s Monochrome Painting, Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland 

Acropolis: Thanksgiving Day, 1989 (with Allen Ruppersberg), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Prina (with Tobias Rehberger), Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

1996

Retrospection Under Duress – L.O.V.E. Installation (Ivory/Mahogany), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Retrospection Under Duress – H.O.P.E. Installation (White/American Walnut), Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

Retrospection Under Duress – E.H.E. Installation (Clear/Ramin), Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Retrospection Under Duress, Reprise, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

 

1994

Dom-Hotel, Room 101, Cologne / Dom Hotel, Zimmer 101, Köln, American Fine Arts, Co., Colin de Land Fine Art, Inc., New York, NY 

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

1993

Luhring Augustine, New York, NY 

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany 

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1992

Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA

It was the best he could do at the moment, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Beat of the Traps, performance with Mike Kelley and Anita Pace, The Remise, Vienna, Austria

 

1991

Gordon Lebredt / Stephen Prina: Comedies of Objecthood, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Fricke, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

1990

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany 

Luhring Augustine, New York, NY 

Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

1989

Galerie Crousel-Robelin, Paris, France

Monochrome Painting, The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY 

Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA

Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK

 

1988

Luhring Augustine & Hodes Gallery, New York, NY

University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

 

1980

An Observation of Musical Function, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 

1979

The Development of a Planar Standard (performance), California Insitute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 

1978

Duet for Metronome and Frequency Analyzer, 1978, Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL

Related Projects, Galesburg Civic Center, Galesburg, IL

 

1976

A Planar Delineation, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

Stars & Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection, Bathurst Regional Art

Gallery, Bathurst

Titans of the Stratosphere: Rodney Graham, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Stephen Prina, Christopher Wool, Andrea Zittel, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Le Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (co-curated by Anne Ellegood and Johanna Burton; Exh. cat)

CLUES: John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Sophie Calle, Peter Downsbrough, Hendrik Kerstens, Allan McCollum, Stephen Prina and Lorna Simpson, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

 

2013

Outside the Lines, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

Architecture Undigested, Fused Space, San Francisco, CA

Mingei Are You Here?, Pace Gallery, London, UK

Art is: New Art, Arnold Schonberg Center, Vienna, Austria

Between This, That and the Other Thing, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY

 

2012

The Feverish Library, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

Les Dérivers de L’imaginaire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

The Skin We’re In, Yoshi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

One Wish Is Always Left Unfulfilled, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Ghosts Before Breakfast, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO

Shelf Life, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 

 

2011

Museum of Desire, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

The Boy Who Robbed You a Few Minutes Before Arriving at the Ball, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

2010

The Space Between Reference and Regret, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

Spray!, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

Vertically Integrated Manufacturing, Murray Guy, New York, NY

 

2009

KunstFilm Biennale, Filmforum in the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Nothingness and Being, Seventh Interpretation of La Coleccion Jumex, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (curated by Shamim M. Momin)

Just What are They Saying, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Feed Back Stage, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

 

2008

Kunst Im Heim, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

Painting Now and Forever Part II, Matthew Marks & Greene Naftali, New York, NY

Not So Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Matthew Brannon)

Stephen Prina, James Welling, B. Wurtz, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Time Crevasse, Yokohama 2008: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan 

2008 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum, New York, NY

An Unrurly History of the Readymade, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico (curated by Jessica Morgan)

 

2007

Oh Girl, It’s a Boy!, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany (Exh.cat)

Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

 

2006

Eldorado, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Repeat Redux, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Entangled Tongues, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

Kunst aus Los Angeles der 60er bis 90er Jahre, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (Exh.cat) 

Los Angeles, 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

 

2005

29 x 52-54 Bell Street, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Critical Celebration, Galerie Karin Günther Nina Borgmann, Hamburg, Germany

it takes some time to open an oyster, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (curated by Yilmaz Dziewior)

Long Playing, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

GOOD TIMING, Georg Kargi Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Merlin Carpenter, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany

Off Key, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

Minimalist Kitsch, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

Present Perfect, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

I Really Should…, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

The Lisson Gallery Summer Show, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

 

2004

Stephen Prina: Vinyl II, Cubitt Gallery and Studios, London, UK

Support 2 – Die neue Galerie als Sammlung, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

Ilya & Emilia Kavakov: The Empty Museum, Sculpture Center, Long Island, NY 

Support 1: Die neue Galerie aus Sammlung, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

 

2003

Adorno die Moeglihkkeit des Unmoeglichen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany 

Re-Produktion 2, Galerie Christine König, Kerstin Engholm Galerie and Gabriele Senn Galerie, Berlin, Germany (curated by Thomas Locher)

Extended Play: art remixing music, Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand 

Charline von Heyl, Jorge Pardo, Stephen Prina, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2002

Eingang links, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany 

iconoclast, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe Keine Kleinigkeit, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland 

Re-Produktion, Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany 

in capital letters, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, Low Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

SITE Santa Fe Biennial 2001, Santa Fe, NM

 

2001

Wert Wechsel Zum Wert Des Kunstwerks, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany 

ART/MUSIC: rock, pop, techo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sidney, Australia

Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism, SITE Santa Fe Forth International Biennal, NM

In Between: Art and Architecture, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA 

Neue Welt, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

 

2000

Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (Exh.cat) 

Library, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Project #0004, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

Too Early Too Late, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The 21st Annual Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (Exh.cat) 

Pure de(Sign), Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Fashion Show, George’s, Los Angeles, CA

 

1999

Malerei, INIT-Kunst-Halle, Berlin, Germany

Painter Editions, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, CA

Weg aus dem Bild, Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria (curated by Martin Prinzhorn, Georg Kargl)

The Great Drawing Show 1550 to 1999, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Duration and Whenever, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Art/Journalism, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

1998

Crossings: art to see and to hear, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Exh.cat)

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (First Investigation): The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, Switzerland

TransFiction I: Point Blank, Charim Klocker, Vienna, Austria

Recycling Art History, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA (Exh.cat)

90069, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Freeze Frame, Galerie Douyon, Miami, FL

Works on Paper, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

1997

One of You, Among You, With You: For Martin Kippenberger, Galeria Juanade Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain 

Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; (traveling to: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Armand Hammer Museum of Art at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA)

Sequence, Richard Salmon, London, UK

Heaven, P.S.1, New York, NY (curated by Joshua Decter)

 

1996

a/drift, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, (curated by Josh Decter; exh.cat)

Multiple Pleasure, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

Classifications, La Maitrise des sciences et Techniques,Rennes, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (Exh.cat)

Sammlung Speck, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (Exh.cat) 

Exposure, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

Found footage, Gasser & Grunert GmbH, Cologne, Germany 

NIU Collected, Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

 

1995

The Compulsion to Repeat: Repetition and Difference in Works from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Untitled (Reading Room), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles; American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY

Pittura Immedia, Künstlerhaus Graz, Graz, Austria

25 Years: An Exhibition of Selected Works, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Exh.cat) 

Installation 95, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany (Exh.cat)

As I Remember It: Stephen Prina, Dokorder® 7140, 4 Track 4/2 Channel Stereo/Mono Tape Deck (with Cosima Von Bonin and Christopher Williams), The Museum of Modern Art Syros, Syros-Cyclades, Greece  

The Big Night, The Bradburry Building, Los Angeles, CA

 

1994

In the Field: Landscape in Recent Photography, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The First Fundraising Event to Benefit American Fine Arts, Co., American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY

Rodney Graham, Stephen Prina, Jeff Wall, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Die Orte der Kunst, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (Exh.cat)

Daniel Buren, Ken Lum, Stephen Prina, Rudolph Stingel, Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, New York, NY (curated by Colin deLand)

Don’t Look Now, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (curated by Joshua Decter) (Exh.cat) 

MOCA Art Auction ’94, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (Exh.cat)

After and Before, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

1993

A Complete Hand of One Suit, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Works by Younger Artists from the Collection of Richard Brown Baker, The Century Association, New York, NY

Fragments and Form: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Other Places, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Kontextualismus, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria (Exh.cat)

From the Hand to the Head, the Theoretical Object, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Kerguehennec, France

Drawing the line Against AIDS, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, NY 

Domaine: L’ordre du Temps des Choses, L’ordre des Idees, L’ordre du Sujet, Domaine de Kerguehennec, France (organized by Denys Zacharopoulos) (Exh.cat)

 

1992

Knowledge: Aspects of Conceptual Art, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA (Exh.cat)

Dirty Data: The Collection of Wilhelm Schurmann, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 

Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany (Exh.cat)

Fifth Anniversary Show, Karsten Schubert, Ltd., London, UK

Works on Paper, Jim Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis; American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY

Art by Numbers, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Greatest Hits, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Not Working in LA / Good Design, Nomadic Site, Pasadena, CA

Locher, Prina, Williams, Wurm, Zobernig, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

1991

Beyond the Frame: American Art 1960-1990, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (Exh.cat)

Vanitas, Galerie Crousel-Robelin, Paris, France

Gulliver’s Travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany (Exh.cat)

Graham, Prina, Williams, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada

51st Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (Exh.cat)

Hybrid Abstract, Usdan Art Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

The Continuous Past, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1975-90, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

The 1991 Benefit Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (Exh.cat) 

Feux Pales, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

In the Beginning…, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Sophie Calle, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Stephen Prina, Trans Avant-Garde Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

1990

Prints and Multiples, Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA

Stephen Prina, Christopher Wool and Sam Samore, Galerie Ursula Schurr, Stuttgart, Germany 

The Readymade Boomerang: The Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia (Exh.cat)

Aperto, The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (Exh.cat)

Drawings, Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA

Prints and Related Works, Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York, NY

The Children’s AIDS Project: A Benefit Exhibition, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Sophie Calle, Tim Rollins & K.O.S., Stephen Prina, Trans Avant-Garde Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In the Beginning…, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Feux Pales, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (Exh.cat)

Marcia Hafif, Stephen Prina: Monochrome Painting, P.S.1, New York, NY

 

1989

300 Years of Still Life Painting, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Mediated Knot, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL (Exh.cat)

Group Show, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

A Brave New World, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (Exh.cat)

Constructing a History: A Focus on MOCA’s Permanaent Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Prospect 89, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Exh.cat) 

Group Show, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY

A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (Exh.cat)

Group Show, Schmidt/Markow Gallery 1709, St. Louis, MO

Oppningsutstallning, Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden

Media Influences, The Forum, St. Louis, MO

Recent Acquisitions at MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Constructing a History: A Focus on MOCA’s Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Une Autre Affaire, Salle de Flore, Dijon, France (Exh.cat)

Jon Kessler, Stephen Prina, Thomas Struth, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY

American Art of the Late 80’s, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; Art Museum of the Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland 

 

1988

Material Ethics, Milford Gallery, New York, NY

Extended Play, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY (Exh.cat)

MOCArt Auction ’88, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles; Tamara Bane Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; The Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

James Casebere, Stephen Prina, Christopher Wool, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Striking Distance, Museum of Contemporary Art/The Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (Exh.cat)

The BiNational: American Art of the Late 80’s, Institute of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Städtische Kunsthalle, Kunstsammlung, Nordrhein- Westfalen, Germany; Kunstverein NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany; National Art Gallery, Athens, Greece; Exhibition continues as: American Art of the Late 80’s at: Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany; Art Museum of the Atenerm, Helsinki, Finland; Galerie Crousel-Robelin, Paris, France

An Evening of 19th and 20th Century Piano Music, Ahmanson Auditorium, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Kunsthalle, Bremen, Athens National Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

American Art of the Late 80’s, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

Art Museum of the Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland (Exh.cat)

Galerie Crousel-Robelin, Paris, France

Carecen 4th Annual Art Auction, Turske/Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Luhring Augustine & Hodes Gallery, New York, NY

 

1987

2nd Annual Night of Erotica, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA

Projections in Public, A Storefront Window Projection Project, Bloomsbury City Flower Mart, Los Angeles, CA; Archimatics, San Diego, CA

Tenth Anniversary Benefit Auction 1987, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Cal Arts: Skeptical Belief(s), The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (Exh.cat)

Nothing Sacred, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Tim Ebner, John L. Graham, Stephen Prina, Christopher Williams, Kuhlenschmidt/Simon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

LA: Hot and Cool: The Eighties, MIT, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, UK (Exh.cat)

 

1986

TV Generations, LACE, Los Angeles, CA (Exh.cat)

The World-Wide Sound Sculpture, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rooted Rhetoric, Una Tradizione nell’Arte Americana, Castel dell’ Ovo, Naples, Italy (Exh.cat) 

Mandelzomm, Castello di Vulci/Montalto di Castro, Rome, Italy (Exh.cat)

 

1985

Stephen Prina, Mark Stahl, Christopher Williams, Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY

Earsight: Visual Scores and Musical Images, Nexus, Philadelphia; Southern Alleghenies Museum, Johnstown, PA

The Public Art Show, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA; University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Austin Pea State University, Clarkville, TN; Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; University of the South, Sewanee, TN (Exh.cat)

The Art of Memory/The Loss of History, The New Museum, New York, NY (Exh.cat)

 

1984

Jenny Holzer, Stephen Prina, Mark Stahl, Christopher Williams, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Gewad, Gent, Belgium (Exh.cat)

 

1982

74th American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Exh.cat)

 

1980

Investigations: Probe-Structure-Analysis, The New Museum, New York, NY (Exh.cat)

 

1979

Group Exhibition of Some CalArts Works and Works by Other People Who Have Passed Through, Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver, Canada; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; Claremont College, Claremont, CA; Ryder Gallery, Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA; University of Hartford, Hartford, CT; The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

1978

University of California, Irvine, CA

 

1976

5 Artists, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL 

 

CONCERTS, FILM SCREENINGS, PERFORMANCES

 

2015     

An Evening with Stephen Prina. Concerto for Modern, Movie and Pop Music for Ten Instruments and       

Voice and The Way He Always Wanted It XI (concert), The Kitchen, New York, NY

 

2014    

Vinyl II (film screening and solo concert), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013

The Way He Always Wanted It II, Short Film Program Approaching Spaces, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

String Quartett for Six Players, Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, Austria

 

2011

The Way He Always Wanted It XI, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (concert, world premiere)

The Way He Always Wanted It II, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (film screening)

Concert: Stephen Prina and the Ensemble Garage, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

 

2010

The Way He Always Wanted It II, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (film screening)

Concerto for Modern, Movie and Pop Music for Ten Instruments and Voice, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

 

2009

The Way He Always Wanted It II, Architecture Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (film screening)

The Way He Always Wanted It II, KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne, Germany (film screening)

 

2008

Vinyl II, The Way He Always Wanted It II, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany (film screenings)

The Way He Always Wanted It II, Cineplex Filmcollier Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany (film screening)

The Second Sentence of Everthing I Read Is You, Orangerie des Brennerís Park Hotel & Spa, Baden-Baden, Germany (performance)

The Way He Always Wanted It II, Tate Modern, London, UK (film screening on the occasion of a Bruce Goff Symposion)

The Second Sentence of Everthing I Read Is You, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, March (concert organised by the Whitney Biennial and Art Production Fund)

 

2006

Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria (film screening)

New York Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (film screening and concert)

 

2005

In Concert, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; John Anson Ford Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA (concert)

 

2004

Vinyl II, The Screen on the Green, London, UK (film screening)

Retrospection Under Duress, Reprise, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (film screening and concert)

 

2003

An Evening of 19th and 20th Century Music, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (concert)

Graffiti Composition by Christian Marclay, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (concert)

To the People of Beacon, New York, Dia: Beacon, New York, NY (concert)

 

2002

Vinyl II, Theater der Welt, Cologne, Germany (film screening)

Vinyl II, Die Kraft der Negation, Berlin, Germany (film screening)

 

2001

My Barbarian Presents X-Mas Special, Los Angeles, CA (VHS produced by Malik Gaines and Alex Segade, 2002)

Sonic Dan, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, August (performance) 

James Benning, Sharon Lockhart, Stephen Prina: Vinyl II, Berlin/Los Angeles Film Festival of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Southern Calilfornia, Los Angeles, CA (film screening)

To the People of Berlin (Pasadena), Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (film screening)

Vinyl II, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (film screening)

Galerie Jiri Svestka, Prague, Czech Republic (film screening)

Prague Spring Music Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (film screening in concert with Jaroslav Tuma, Cembalo)

Vinyl II, PMK Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (film screening)

 

2000

To the People of Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (film screening)

 

1999

To the People of the City of the Euro, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (concert)

Push Comes to Love, Studio 67, Cologne, October (performance)

Push Comes to Love: Pop Songs about Love, Sex, and Death (part of Rukus L.A.), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, July (curated by Lincoln Tobier and Rirkrit Tiravanija)

Push Comes to Love, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA, March (CD/Vinyl Release Reception)

 

1998

Stephen Prina. Rectangle, Instants Chavirés, Paris, France, June (concert)

Stephen Prina, Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA (concert)

Stephen Prina, Gramercy Art Fair, Camel Smoking and Cocktail Lounge, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA, December 4 (concert)

Incidental Music, Beyond the Pink Festival, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Municipal Auditorium at Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, February 12 (concert; in association with Out of Actions)

Pendulum Music, Beyond the Pink Festival, Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA, February 14 (concert; in association with Out of Actions)

Stephen Prina, Tempolabor, Basel, Germany (concert)

Sonic Dan, Crossings: Art to see and to hear, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (concert)

Starter, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, July 9 (concert) 

 

1997

Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Danemark (concert)

Look/Hear, KXLU 88.9FM, Los Angeles, CA, December 21 (radio-performance)

 

1996

Sonic Dan, SO 36, Berlin, Germany, November 3 (concert)

 

1994

Sonic Dan, Lunapark, Los Angeles, CA, March 6 (concert)

Johanna Faehmel’s Monologue, Room 101, Dom-Hotel, Cologne, Germany (book signing)

 

1992

Beat of the Traps (performance with Mike Kelley and Anita Pace), Gindi Auditorium, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA

Expanded Art II: Beat of the Traps (performance with Mike Kelley and Anita Pace), Wiener Festwochen, Remise Theatre, Vienna, Austria

 

1990

The Readymade Boomerang, Biennial Music Program, Sydney, Australia, March (concert)

The BiNational: American Art of the Late 80s, An Evening of 19th- and 20th- Century Music, Ateneumin Taidemuseo, Helsinki, Finland, November (concert)

 

1989

The BiNational: American Art of the Late 80s, An Evening of 19th- and 20th- Century Music, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; National Art Gallery, Athens, Greece; Städtische Kunsthalle / Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen / Kunstverein NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany (concert)

Thomas Bernhard Memorial Reading, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA; Städtische Kunsthalle, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kunstverein NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany (pre-recorded reading)

 

1988

Striking Distance, The Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (concert)

An Evening of 19th- and 20th- Century Piano Music, Ahmanson Auditorium, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, April (concert)

 

1985

The Art of Memory/The Loss of History, New Museum, New York 

An Evening of 19th- and 20th-Century Piano Music, Symphony Space, New York, NY (concert; presented by The Museum of Contemporary Art )

 

1978

Duet for Metronome and Frequency Analyzer, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL (concert)