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Sam Durant is a North Atlantic artist whose interdisciplinary work engages a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. His methodology is research based but with an emphasis on social engagement, often working with communities and groups in collaborative and performative formations. He has done major public art projects, Labyrinth (2015) in Philadelphia which addressed mass incarceration and The Meeting House (2016) in Concord, MA that took up the subject of race in colonial and contemporary New England. His most recent public work Untitled (drone) was installed on the High Line Plinth in New York from 2020-22 and raised the issues of drone warfare and surveillance.

Growing up near Boston, MA in the 1970’s he experienced anti-war and civil rights demonstrations and the attempted desegregation of the Boston school system. Exposure to an educational culture emphasizing democratic ideals, racial equality and social justice created the foundation for Durant’s artistic perspective. Often taking up forgotten histories, his works make connections with present and ongoing social and cultural issues. Durant’s interest in monuments and memorials began with Proposal for Monument at Altamont Raceway (1999), continued notably with Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions (2005) that re-contextualizes memorials to victims of the conquest of North America, and more recently with Proposal for Non-aligned Monuments, Free Movement (2020). Earlier works have excavated subjects as diverse as modernism’s repressive energy, the death drive beneath 1960’s-70’s pop music and artist Robert Smithson’s theories of entropy. More recent work has encompassed Italian anarchism, cartographic histories of capitalism, gestures of everyday refusal and iconoclasm.

Durant also writes, publishes, curates and organizes. He compiled and edited the monograph, Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas (Rizzoli Intl.) and curated the exhibition of the same name at MOCA, Los Angeles and the New Museum, New York. Durant’s interviews and writing have been featured in publications like Mousse, Artforum and Flash Art, he has contributed essays to monographic catalogs for artists Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Siah Armajani and Hans Haacke. From 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the collective Transforma Projects, a grassroots cultural re-building initiative in New Orleans. In 2012/13 Durant was an artist in residence at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He has had solo museum exhibitions at the Kunstverein Düsseldorf; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent; MACRO, Rome; and Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Brussels. Durant’s work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including Documenta 13, the Yokohama Triennial, the Venice, Sydney, Busan, Liverpool, Panama, and Whitney Biennials. His work can be found in many public collections including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; FNAC, Paris, France; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; and Tate Modern, London, England. His work is represented by Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Praz Delavellade, Paris. Durant is based in Berlin and teaches at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.

Seattle, Washington, 1961
Lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, M.F.A.
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, B.F.A.

One-Person Exhibitions #

2024 Sam Durant: Nonaligned Echoes, Gifts and Returns, Museum of Contemporary Art, Podgorica, Montenegro (September)
2023 Sam Durant, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Iconoclasm, Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
2022 Sam Durant, L21, curated by Francesco Giaveri, Palma, Spain
2021 Untitled (drone), The High Line Plinth Commission, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York
Iconoclasm, The Common Guild, Glasgow, part of Glasgow International 2021
Proposal for Nonaligned Monuments, Free Movement, CC Strombeek, Strombeek, Belgium (cat.)
2020 Iconoclasm, Blum & Poe, LA
End White Supremacy, online exhibition at Blum & Poe on
Sam Durant, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2019 Iconoclasm, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI (cat.)
2018 One Wall, One Work, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, MA
Sam Durant, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2017 Like, Man, I’m Tired of Waiting, Waterloo Billboard, Hayward Gallery, London
Build Therefore Your Own World, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles (cat.)
More Than ½ The World, Sadie Coles HQ, London UK
Working Drawing for Nonaligned Research, Last Tango, Zurich (with Andrew Gilbert)
2016 Dreaming Mantas, Mexico City, Mexico (public art project as part of Alumnos47 Foundation’s Proyecto Liquido)
The Meeting House, Old Manse historic landmark, Concord, Ma (public project sponsored by Trustees of the Reservation’s Art in the Landscape initiative)
2015 Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C., Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
Borrowed Scenery, Blum & Poe, Tokyo
Praz-Delavallade @ Vendovi Gallery, Brussels
2014 Pigs and Gold, Eastern Star Gallery at The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles
What #isamuseum, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Invisible Surrealists, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2013 What #isamuseum, The Getty Center, Los Angeles
La Stessa Storia, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (MACRO)
Proposal for Public Fountain, Sadie Coles HQ, London UK
2011 Propaganda of the Deed, Galleria Franco Soffiantino, Torino; Centro Arti Plastiche, Carrara (2013)
Laissez Faire et Laissez Passer, Le Monde Va De Lui Meme, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Mirror Travels in Neoliberalism, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
2010 History Never Ends, I Hate to Bother You, Sadie Coles HQ, London UK
Dead Labor Day, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2009 This is Freedom?, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
2008 Death Penalty, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
2007 Sam Durant, Sadie Coles HQ, London UK
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres and Monuments, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Echoplex, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Natural History, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
2006 Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Goodbye Merry Mount, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres and Monuments, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston (cat.)
2005 Presse Ne Pas Avaler, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monuments Transposition, Washington D.C., Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (cat.)
Color Pictures, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
2004 Edward Said, The Suburban, Oak Park
Involved, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
12 Signs: transposed and illuminated (with various indexes), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (cat.)
We Are All Outlaws in the Eyes of Amerika, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
2003 We Are the People, Project Row House, Houston
Walker Art Center Garden Project, Artist-in-Residence, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Union Projects, London
Entropy in Reverse, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (cat.)
The Wrong Gallery, New York
2002 Sam Durant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Sam Durant, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2003) (cat.)
Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Color Pictures, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
Sam Durant: 7 Signs; removed, cropped, enlarged and illuminated (plus index), Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
2001 Southern Tree, Tree of Knowledge, Dead Tree (part one), Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
Consciousness Raising Historical Analysis, Pain plus Time Separated and Ordered with Emphasis on Reflection, Kunsthof Zurich
2000 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Proposal for Monument in Friendship Park, Jacksonville, FLA., Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
1999 Into the Black, Kapinos Galerie, Berlin
Altamont, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
1998 Ohio (with Andrea Bowers), Dogenhaus Projekte / Kapinos, Berlin
1997 California Displacement Project: You Project is What You Get, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
MDF, Particle Board, Projection, Confusion, Grid-Like Structuring, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
1995 Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
Sam Durant, Roger Merians Gallery, New York
1994 Foodhouse, Santa Monica
1992 Please Excuse Our Appearance…, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena
Right Now, Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica

Group Exhibitions #

2024 Love Is Louder, Bozar - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Danube Dialogues, Novi Sad, Serbia
Die Vermessung des Raums, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
Tabula Rasa, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Should Trees have Standing?, Mom Art Space, Hamburg, Germany
Hollywood Dream Bubble: Ed Ruscha’s Influence in Los Angeles and Beyond, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA
Exposure: Art, culture, fashion in and out of the showcase, MUDEC - Museo delle Culture, Milan, Italy
2023 The Bright Side of the Desert Moon, Noor Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Art Display, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Artists Against the Bomb, Judd Foundation, New York
Youth vs. Crisis: A Generation in Search of a Future, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
2022 Keep on movin’, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy
Enter the Mirror, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Il
What should I call it?, in collaboration with Decolonize Berlin, Reinbeckstrasse 43, Berlin, Germany
Sign System, Unit, London, UK
2021 The Missing Circle, Kadist SF, San Francisco, CA
Die Balkone 2, Berlin, Germany (with Ana Prvacki)
Lost in America, curated by John Miller, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland
Art Encounters, Rollins Museum of Art, Winter Park, FL
Ideas para Monumentos en homenaje a las heroínas y los héroes desconocidos, curated by Luis Camnitzer, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (online)
2020 Like, man, I’m tired (of waiting), artlead, Ghent, Belgium
El Círculo que faltaba, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Visionary New England, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
This Is America | Art USA Today, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Studio Berlin, Berghain, Berlin, Germany
Lost in America, curated by John Miller, NBK, Berlin, Germany
5,471 miles, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, July 21 - August 15, 2020
local talent, curated by Thomas Demand, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany, July 4 - August 22, 2020
In Focus - Statements, Copenhagen Contemporary, 14 May - 30 Dec., 2020 (installation of Labyrinth (2016) with site specific programing)
Mythologies - The Beginning and End of Civilizations, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark, 4 April - 6 Sept, 2020
ENCORES (part 2), Music on recurrence, redundancy and surplus, artgenève & Mamco, 31 Jan, 2020
RESTONS UNIS : Sous le Soleil Exactement, Perrotin, Paris, France, 2 July – 18 July, 2020
2019 Untold (Hi)stories, M.Bassey, Hamburg, Germany
Le Magasin, Unit 5/Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Political Affairs – Language Is Not Innocent, curated by Monica Bonvicini and Bettina Steinbrügge, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (cat.)
Dar Jacir Inaugural Exhibition, Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research, Bethlehem, Palestine
Forgetting, Historisches Museum Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt/M., Germany
The Thrill of Deception, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany
The Street. Where the world is made, MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy (cat.)
Artworks that ideas can buy, Bologna Art Fair, curated by Cesare Pietroiust, Bologna, Italy
Non-Vicious Circle, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Museum of Broken Windows, NYCLU, New York, NY
Coping Mechanisms, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
Mad World, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Give a damn., curated by Rebecca McNamara, Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Power to the People: Political Art Now, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/M., Germany
A Break in Transmission, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
Into Action, Los Angeles, CA
The Thrill of Deception, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
On Whiteness, Jack Shainman Gallery (in collaboration with The Racial Imaginary Institute), New York, NY
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
The Street. Where the world is made, MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy
2017 Yokohama Triennale, Islands, Constellations, Galapagos, Yokohama, Japan
Hand-Painted Pop! Art and Appropriation 1961 to Now, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
I Love LA, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
We Need To Talk…, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
High Line Plinth: An exhibition of sculptural models of proposed artworks, High Line at West 14th Street, New York, NY
The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Mirror, Mirror, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Zwanzig, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
2016 Drawing Dialogues: The Sol LeWitt Collection, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
The Natural Order of Things, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Parcours, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Cause the Grass Don’t Grow and the Sky Ain’t Blue, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Do You, Ms. Jones? The University of Arts Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Good Dreams, Bad Dreams - American Mythologies, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, (September 2016-Jan 2017), Speed Art Museum, Louisville (April – August 2017)
2015 Dissolving Margins, Paula Copper Gallery, New York, NY
A Voice Remains, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou, Belgium
Open Source, Mural Arts, curated by Pedro H. Alonzo, Philadelphia, PA (cat.)
Spomenici revolucije, Mackey Garage, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (with Marko Lulic)
Chapter 2: Collecting Lines, Drawings from the Ringier Collection, Villa Flora, Switzerland
Station to Station, Barbican Centre, London
When Artists Speak the Truth, The 8th Floor, New York
2014 Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin
Border Cultures: Part Two (work, labour), Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, curated by Srimoyee Mitra
Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itinerários do Saber, Museu Afro Brasil, Sao Pãulo curated by Catarina Pires
IK-00. The Spaces of Confinement, Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice
Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Lustwarande ’14 – Rapture & Pain, Tilburg
Passions secrètes, Le Tripostal, Lille
A Perpetual Journey, Parse Gallery, New Orleans, curated by Emily Wilkerson
Mound City, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO (cat.)
The Classical in Art, Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires
2013 Jonathan Borofsky, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Liz Glynn, Wayne Gonzales, Hans Haacke, Walid Raad, Andres Serrano, Paula Cooper, New York, NY
Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam, Luxembourg (2014); Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2014-2015)
Edinburgh Art Festival, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
Beer Show, Green Gallery, Milwaukee
Farbe Bekennen (Showing Its True Colours), MARTa, Herford
In the Good Name of the Company, For Your Art at 6020 Wilshire, Los Angeles, curated by Jan Tumlir
See You In The Hague, Stroom den Haag, The Hague
Subterranea, Visual Arts Gallery, Structural & Material Engineering Building, University of California, San Diego, curated by Melinda Guillen and Elizabeth D. Miller
The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future, Museum Kurshaus Kleve, Cleves
Turn off the Sun, ASU Art Museum, Tempe
2012 Only Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Parts of Others, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, curated by Timothée Chaillou
Eight Sculptors 2012, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
The Living Years: Art After 1989, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, curated by Siri Engberg and Clara Kim
Stem Terug! Vote Back!, De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, curated by Huib Haye van der Werf
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Shake and Bake, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, curated by Hard Hat
Sweethearts: Artist Couples, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2011 Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itineráros do Saber, Museum of Science, University of Coimbra; National Museum of Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro (2012-2013); Museu Afro Brazil, São Paulo (2014)
Mass Distractions & Cultural Decay, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier
I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Christian Rattemeyer
Agitated Histories, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe
The Walls That Divide Us, apexart, New York, curated by Miguel Amado
Incidentes de viaje espejo en Yucatán y otros lugares (Incidents of Travel mirroring the Yucatan and elsewhere), Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra
The Object of Observation (Changes by Being Observed), Johnen Galerie, Berlin, curated by Tim Lee
Locations, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Nuit Blanche, Toronto, curated by Candice Hopkins, Nicholas Brown and Shirley Madill
The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, curated by Apsara DiQuinzio (cat.)
Drawn from Photography, Drawing Center, New York, curated by Claire Gilman
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx Museum, New York, curated by Isolde Brielmaier
The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, curated by Jill Dawsey
The Workers, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, curated by Susan Cross and Carla Herrera-Prats
2010 The Narcissism of Minor Differences, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
To the Arts, Citizens!, Serralves Museu, Porto (cat.)
The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles, Artists 1980-2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Inquiring Eyes: Greensboro Collects Art, Greensboro
Repetition island, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Shut Your Eyes In Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, Carrara, curated by Fabio Cavallucci
Larger than Life, Stranger than Fiction: 11th Fellbach Triennial of Small Scale Sculpture, Fellbach, curated by Ulrike Groos and Heike van den Valentyn
Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, curated by Michael Darling
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, curated by Nancy Spector and David van der Leer
First Nations / Second Nature, Audain Teaching Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, curated by Candice Hopkins
Photography, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2009 Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Commentary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
1999: 10 Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles
Loaded, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
Destroy Design, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk curated by Hilde Teerlinck (cat.); Musée de Design et d‘Arts Appliqués Contemporain, Lausanne; Kunsthal Aarhus, Arhus (2010); Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; Espace 36, Saint-Omer; Musée du Design, Gand; Maison Folie Hospice d’Havré, Tourcoing (2012)
Regift, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, curated by John Miller
Rock – Paper – Scissors, Pop Music as a Material for Visual Art, Kunsthaus Graz
2008 The Old, Weird America, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln (2009); Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2009), curated by Toby Camps (cat.)
Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, organized by Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics (cat.)
Zones of Conflict, Pratt Gallery, New York
Crossroads / Rock My Religion: Interfaces between rock and contemporary art, Domus Artium Museum / Center of Contemporary Art of Salamanca, Salamanca
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (cat.), curated by Lauri Firstenberg
Proyecto civico / Civic Project, CECUT, Centro Cultural Tijuana, curated by Lucia Sanromán and Ruth Estévez
Since we last spoke about monuments, Stroom den Haag, The Hague, curated by Mihnea Mircan
The Art of the Real, Vanmoerkerke Collection, Oostende, organized by Bob Nickas
Close Encounters, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
8th Bienal de Arte de Panamá, Panama, curated by Magali Arriola (cat.)
Freedom, Stichting Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague (cat.)
Peripheral vision and collective body, MUSEION, Bolzano (cat.)
Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (cat.)
Ohio, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, curated by Brad Killam and Barb Wiesen.
2007 Unmonumental, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (cat.)
Words Fail Me, MoCAD, Detroit, curated by Matthew Higgs
Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
Modelers and Makers: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica
Resistance is…, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Darling, take Fountain, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
Memorial to the Iraq War, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (cat.)
Past Over, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
Demolition, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
2006 Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem (2007); Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (2007)
Busan Bienniale, Busan (cat.)
Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art
Draft Deceit, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Drawing and Drawn, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk
Fallout, Cold War Culture, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
Good Vibrations Le arti visive e il Rock, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena
Monuments for the USA, White Columns, New York, curated by Ralph Rugoff (cat.)
Street Signs and Solar Ovens: Socialcraft in Los Angeles, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
2005 Artists’ Books Re-Visited, Printed Matter, New York
War is Over 1945-2005 La Libertà dell’arte, Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (cat.)
Interstate, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, curated by Adam McEwen
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, University Art Museum, CAL State University, Long Beach (cat.)
Touch of Evil, Estacion Tijuana
Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
En / Of, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, curated by Robert Meijer (cat.)
Post No Bills, White Columns, New York, curated by Matthew Higgs
Faces in the Crowd – Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Echo / Anti Echo, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Getting Emotional, ICA Boston (cat.)
Moscow Biennale, former Lenin Museum, Moscow (cat.)
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Logan Galleries, San Francisco (cat.)
Outpost, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
2004 Rear View Mirror, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (cat.)
Communauté, Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, Villeurbanne
Räume, Häusler Contemporary, München, curated by Martin Beck
100 Artists See God, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2004–2005); Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach (2005); Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading (2005); Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville (2006), curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston and organized and circulated by Independent Curators International, New York (cat.)
Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Through the Gates: Brown vs. the Board of Education, California African American Museum, Los Angeles (cat.)
2004 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
Faces in the Crowd, Whitechapel, London; Castello di Rivoli d’ Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli (2005)
2003 Break it / Fix it (with Monica Bonvicini), Secession, Vienna (cat.)
The Space of Writing, MKG Art Management, Houston; The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2004)
Baja to Vancouver, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2004) (cat.)
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer’s Dictatorship: Delays and Revolutions, The 50th International Exhibition of Visual Arts of the Biennale di Venezia, Venice, curated by Francesci Bonami and Daniel Birnbaum (cat.)
Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (cat.)
2002 Rent-a-bench, Los Angeles, curated by Jacob Fabricius (cat.)
A Country Lane: Sam Durant, Tobias Hauser, Richard Hoeck, John Miller, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna
Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, Milton Keynes Gallery, United Kingdom; Cornerhouse, Manchester Angel Row, Nottingham; Tullie House, Carlise, curated by Emma Mahony
From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, curated by Robert Nickas (cat.)
Artists Imagine Architecture, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (cat.)
Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville (cat.)
Prophets of Boom: Werke aus der Sammlung Schurmann, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, (cat.)
Rock My World, CCAC, San Francisco, curated by Ralph Rugoff (cat.)
Concepts on Nature, Hausler Contemporary, Munich
The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum, Works on Paper, Inc., Los Angeles
2001 9th Biennial of Moving Images, Center for Contemporary Images, Geneva (cat.)
In Between: Art & Architecture, MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles (cat.)
Playing Amongst the Ruins, Royal College of Art Galleries, London (cat.)
You Don’t Have to Have Cows to be a Cowboy, Galerie Parkhaus, Berlin
Superman in Bed, Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie Sammlung Schurmann, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
New Settlements, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen
Recent Acquisitions Featuring the Norton Gift, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
R. M. S., Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane
Record All-Over, Mamco, Geneva
Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’ Ephemera 1960-1999, CCAC Institute, San Francisco, curated by Steven Leiber (cat.)
Take Two / Reprise, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa (cat.)
Hemorrhaging of States, TENT, Rotterdam (cat.)
2000 All Things, Everything True, CRG, New York, curated by Jessica Bronson
ForwArt, L’Espace Cultural BBL, Brussels, curated by Paul Schimmel (cat.)
Collected (in mind), Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, curated by Robert Nickas
00: Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (cat.)
LAEX, Ileana Tounta, Athens
1999 What Your Children Should Know About Conceptualism, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (cat.)
i me mine, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, CAL State, Los Angeles, curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring
Matthew Antezzo, Sam Durant, Dave Muller, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
The Living Theatre, Salzburger Kunstverein, curated by Diana Thater (cat.)
Other Narratives: Fifteen Years, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen (cat.)
1999 COLA Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles (cat.)
Making History, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
The Perfect Life, Artifice in L.A.1999, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham (cat.)
Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis, Thread Waxing Space, New York, curated by Warren Neidich
Proliferation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, curated by Russell Ferguson
1998 Obviously 5 Believers, Action: Space, Los Angeles, curated by Brian Olson
L.A. or Lilliput?, Long Beach Museum of Art, curated by Michael Darling (cat.)
Angels Gate 8.16.98 dusk, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro
Summary, Galerie Hoffman & Senn, Vienna
Fantastic Matter of Fact: L.A. On Paper 2, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Trash, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Slipstream, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
Urban Romantics, Lombard Freid, New York, NY
Entropy at Home, Ludwig Museum, Aachen, curated by Wilhelm Schurmann (cat.)
Architecture & Inside, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, curated by Kenneth L. Freed
Family Viewing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, curated by Russell Ferguson
1997 Chill, University of California Irvine, The Art Gallery, Irvine, curated by Brad Spence
Sam Durant & Anne Walsh, Four Walls, San Francisco
Quartzose: 20 Los Angeles Artists, Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, curated by Michael Darling
Blind Date, Ellen Birrell Studio, Los Angeles, curated by Steven Hull
Scene of the Crime, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, curated by Ralph Rugoff (cat.)
Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles, Three Day Weekend, Malmø, Sweden; Jason & Rhodes, London;
Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, curated by Dave Muller
Summer of Love, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York
Places that are elsewhere, David Zwirner, New York, curated by Diana Thater
Next, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art From the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1996 TRUE.BLISS., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (cat.)
The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, curated by Cornelia H. Butler (cat.)
Open House (with Andrea Bowers), Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, organized by John O’Brien (cat.)
a/drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Culture, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, curated by Joshua Decter (cat.)
Just Past: The Contemporary in the Permanent Collection, 1975 - 96, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, curated by Ann Goldstein
The Palace of Good Luck, Burnett Miller Gallery, Santa Monica
All Work–No Play, Acme, Santa Monica
Modsquad, Spanish Box, Santa Barbara, curated by Michael Darling (cat.)
Real Goods, Manhattan Village Shopping Center, Manhattan Beach
1995 Couldn’t Get Ahead, Independent Art Space, London, curated by Adam McEwen (cat.)
The Friendly Village, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, curated by Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam
1994 Gone, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
Constructed Views, Woodbury University, Burbank
Thanks—The Works Is Not for Sale But Up for Barter, Three-Day Weekend, Los Angeles
Thanks Again, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica
The Game Show, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside
Le Temps d’un Dessin, Galerie de L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lorient, Lorient, France
Utter Realities, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA, curated by Randy Somme
1993 Germinal Notations, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica
Loose Slots, Temporary Contemporary Las Vegas, organized by Richard Kuhlenschmidt
Newport Harbor Biennial, Newport Beach Art Museum, Newport Beach (cat.)
Heaven Missing, Jose Freire Gallery, New York
Melancholic Consolation and Cynicism, Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin; Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica
FOODHOUSE visits the Art Store, West Los Angeles, CA (organized by Randy Sommer)
Thank You, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica
1992 FAR Bazaar (with Michael Coughlin, Kent Young and Andrea Bowers), Foundation for Art Resources, Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles
Not Working in L.A. / Good Design, Nomadic Site, Pasadena
Afterthought, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
1991 Window on LA, LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, organized by David Pagel
4 Person Show, Parker Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles
The Absentbury Show, Bliss Annex, Pasadena, organized by Kent Riddle and Adam Ross
Art Center, Pasadena, organized by Pae White and Jennifer Steinkamp

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2015 Miller, John. Mike Kelley: Educational Complex. London: Afterall Books, One Work, 2015.
Foster, Hal. Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency. London: Verso Books, 2015.
Metcalfe, John. “An Artist Built a Jail Outside Philadelphia’s City Hall.″ CityLab, October 8, 2015.
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Scher, Robin. “’It’s a revolutionary idea that beauty should be available to all’: Sam Durant on ‘Labyrinth,’ his new public artwork in Philadelphia about mass incarceration.″ ArtNews, October 2, 2015.
Purseglove, Laura. “A voice Remains – Pippy Houldsworth Gallery – Reactivating the Revolution.″ Art Lyst, April 30, 2015.
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2014 “The opposite of love is not hate but indifference″ We have met the enemy and he is us. The Hague: Stadium Generale at the Royal Academy of Art, 2014, pp 8-17.
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2013 Krell, Cynthia. “Sam Durant: What #isamuseum?″ Museum off Museum, Bielefelder Kunstverein, December 17, 2013.
Casavecchia, Barbara. “Sam Durant: Propaganda of the Deed.″ ArtReview, December, 2013.
Kooke, Sandra. “Kunstwerk will aandacht vragen voor doodstraf.″ Trouw, October 21, 2013, p. 5
Rosenberg, Herman. “Kunstwerk ‘Scaffold’ in de Internationale Zone.″ Den Haag Centraal, October 19, 2013, p. 27
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Carroll, Vicky. “Edinburgh Art Festival, Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House.″ The Big Issue, August 8, 2013.
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2012 Battista, Kathy. “Documenta 13 - the preview.” Phaidon online, June 6, 2012.
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2011 Andrews, Jorella, “Contemporary Art, >Counter-Environmentalism<, and the Politics of A-Signification″, in: Space (Re)Solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual Culture, New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2011, pp. 43-57
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Laurence, Robin. “First Nations/Second Nature examines everything from frisking poses to tangled flags.″ Straight, February 18, 2010
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2009 Beradini, Andrew. “2008 California Biennial.″ Frieze, March 2009, 150-151
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2008 Anderson, Virginia Billeaud. “Old, Weird America explores American folklore.″ Houston Weekly, May 20, 2008
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Outpost. Boston, MA: Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, 2005 (cat.)
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2004 Baldessari, John and Meg Cranston. 100 Artists See God, New York: Independent Curators International, 2004, p. 17 (cat.)
Bourriaud, Nicolas. Playlist, Paris: Palais de Tokyo, February 2004, p. 48 (cat.)
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Danto, Arthur. “The Kids Are Alright.″ The Nation, May 17, 2004, pp. 32-36
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Fisher, Elizabeth and Michael Harrison. Rear View Mirror, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Kettle’s Yard University of Cambridge, 2004, pp. 3-8 & cover (cat.)
Flatley, Jonathan. “The Agency of Letters.″ Afterall, Issue 10, pp. 92-98
Foster, Hal. “An Archival Impulse.″ October, vol 110, Fall 2004, pp. 3-22
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Kimmelman, Michael. “Touching All Bases At the Biennial.″ New York Times, March 12, 2004, pp. B25, B36
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Leclere, Mary. “The Time of the Now.″ in Sam Durant: 12 Signs, Transposed and Illuminated (with various indexes). Ghent, Belgium: S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), 2004, pp. 50-62 (cat.)
Martín, Patricia. Edén, Ghent, Belgium: Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, N.V., April 2004, p. 121 (cat.)
Pagel, David. “Solidarity in rock throwing.″ Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2004, pp. E28-E29
Plath, Nils. “Rewinding Histories, Artful Disassembling: views of works by Sam Durant.″ in Sam Durant: Entropy in Reverse. New Plymouth, New Zealand: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 2004, pp. 9-25 (cat.)
Probst, Ursula Maria. “Break It/Fix It.″ Derive, 15/2004, p. 27
Smith, Roberta. “Emerging Talent, And Plenty of It.″ New York Times, March 12, 2004, pp. B25, B30
“Studio.″ Israeli Art Magazine, May/June 2004, pp. 12-17
Tumlir, Jan. “Review: Sam Durant.″ Artforum, December 2004, p. 202
Wilshire, Mark. “Review: Rear View Mirror.″ Art Monthly, November 2004, p. 281
2003 Art Review, July/August 2003, p. 47
Berwick, Carly. “Sam Durant.″ Vogue Hommes International, Spring/Summer 2003, pp. 150-151
Collins, Thom. “Sam Durant.″ in Somewhere Better Than This Place, Cincinnati, Ohio: Contemporary Arts Center, 2003, pp. 114-115 (cat.)
Deller, Jeremy. “Strange Fruit.″ Dazed and Confused, October 2003, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 140-147
Fox, Dan. “Like a rolling stone.″ Frieze, April 2003, pp. 70-73
Gaines, Malik. “Sam Durant.″ Tema Celeste, February 2003, pp. 64-69
Higgs, Matthew. “Sam Durant.″ in Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, San Francisco: CCA Wattis Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Seattle Art Museum and Vancouver Art Gallery, 2003, pp. 48-49 (cat.)
Hofleitner,Von Johanna. ″Den Raum buchstablich zerlegen.″ Die Presse, November 29-30, 2003
Joselit, David. “Sam Durant at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.″ Artforum, January 2003, pp. 130-132
Mittringer, Markus. “Sprache und Architektur in ratlosem Gegenuber.″ Der Standard, November 28, 2003, p. 26
Rattemeyer, Christian. “Die Neue Referenzklasse Sam Durant in Los Angeles und Düsseldorf.″ Texte Zur Kunst, June 2003, pp. 209-214
2002 Baume, Nicholas. “Sam Durant: Following the Signs.″ Sam Durant/Matrix 147: 7 Signs; removed, cropped, enlarged and illuminated (plus index). Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum, (exhibition brochure)
Darling, Michael. “Sam Durant’s Riddling Zones.″ in Sam Durant, Germany: Hatje Cantz Publishers and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 2002, pp. 11-53 (cat.)
Greenlee, Gina. “Like, Man, What is This Sign Trying to Tell Me?″ The Hartford Courant, July 16, 2002, p. A9
Harvey, Doug. “Sam & Dave: The Politics of Mixology.″ LA Weekly, October 18- 24, 2002, pp. 32-33
Kerr, Merrily. “From the Observatory at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.″ Flash Art, May/June 2002, p. 82
Kersting, Rita. “Interview With Sam Durant.″ in Sam Durant. Germany: Hatje Cantz Publishers and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 2002, pp. 57-79 (cat.)
Knight, Christopher. “In a Distinctly American Groove.″ Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2002, pp. E1, E10, E11
Mahony, Emma. “Anyone can play guitar.″ in Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music. England: Milton Keynes Gallery, 2002, pp. 7-11 (cat.)
Molon, Dominic. “Deceptive Spaces, Dysfunctional Places.″ in Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny. Chicago: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, June 2002, p. 9 (cat.)
Morgan, Jessica. “Artists Imagine Architecture Essay.″ in Artists Imagine Architecture. Boston: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 2002, pp. 4-46 (cat.)
Nickas, Bob. “Preview Fall 2002: Sam Durant at The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.″ Artforum, September 2002, pp. 72-73
Rosoff, Patricia. “Sign Language.″ The Hartford Advocate, July 25, 2002, p. 21
Schürmann, Wilhelm, “Sam Durant: Re-cycled Upside-Down and Backward.″ in Prophets of Boom: Werke aus der Sammlung Schürmann, Baden-Baden, Switzerland: Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Summer 2002, pp. 70-81
Young, Kevin. “Cover Song.″ in Sam Durant. Germany: Hatje Cantz Publishers and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 2002, pp. 83-109 (cat.)
2001 Coles, Alex. “Revisiting Robert Smithson in Ohio: Tacita Dean, Sam Durant and Renee Green.″ Parachute, 104, Fall 2001, pp. 128-137
Comer, Stuart. “Sam Durant Interviewed by Stuart Comer.″ Untitled, Spring 2001, pp. 7-9
“Sam Durant at Emi Fontana.″ Flash Art, August-September 2001, pp. 97-98
Kern, Kristine. “Kritisk kunst.″ Politiken, March 31, 2001
Pagel, David. “Exhibition Accents a Modern Masterpiece.″ Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2001, p. F18.
2000 Campbell, Clayton. “Sam Durant at Blum & Poe.″ Flash Art, January/February 2000, p. 118
Hettig, Frank-Alexander. “Sam Durant.″ Metropolis M, June-July 2000, pp. 50-53
Ichihara, Kentaro. “Sam Durant.″ Bijutsu Techo, March 2001, pp. 146-152
Meyer, James. “Impure Thoughts: The Art of Sam Durant.″ Artforum, April 2000, pp. 112-117
Pagel, David. “Durant’s Pretend Theme Park Sends History Rockin’, Rollin’.″ Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2000, p. F24
Relyea, Lane. “Less a Review Than a Long Digression On Sam Durant’s Show At Blum & Poe.″ Xtra, Volume 3, Issue 2, p. 8-10
Russell, John. “The Proliferation of New Ways to Draw.″ New York Times, August 18, 2000
Schimmel, Paul. “Entropy Made Visible.″ ForwArt: a choice. Belgium: Cultural BBL, 2000, pp. 35-39 (cat.)
Tumlir, Jan. “Baldessari’s Urn:’90’s Art in Los Angeles.″ artext, November 2000-January 2001, pp. 42-51
1999 Bonik, Manuel. “‘Entropy at Home’, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum.″ Flash Art, March/April 1999, p. 44
Janssen, Gregor. “Zum Sleep-In auf dem Holzschuppen.″ die tageszeitung, September/November 1999, p. 72-73
Joyce, Julie. “Sam Durant at Blum & Poe.″ Art issues, November/December 1999, p. 45
Knight, Christopher. “Publicly Funded Artists Rise to Challenge.″ Los Angeles Times, June 4, 1999, p. F16
Labelle, Charles. “Escape Trajectory, Mike Davis’s latest book, Ecology of Fear, envisions Los Angeles as a disaster-prone city of suspicion.″ World Art, Issue 20, pp. 40-45
Miles, Christopher. “Sam Durant, Blum & Poe.″ Artforum, November 1999, p. 148
Pagel, David. “Sam Durant Takes a Look Back(ward) at Social History.″ Los Angeles Times, September 24, 1999, F26
Römer, Stefan. “What Your Children Should Know About Conceptualism/Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen.″ Kunstforum, December/January 1999-2000, p. 348
Schöllhammer, Georg. “A Living Theater.″ Springerin, September/November 1999, pp. 72-73
1998 Auerbach, Lisa Anne “‘Trash’ at L.A. Municipal Art Gallery.″ LA Weekly, April 3-9, 1998, p. 55
Baltin, Brian. “Small is Psychedelic, Los Angeles under a microscope.″ LA Weekly, November 27 - December 3, 1998, p. 47
Miles, Christopher. “Sam Durant: Going With the Flow.″ Art/Text, November 1998-January 1999, no. 63, pp. 48-53
Wilson, William. “‘Lilliput’: Small Art in the Big City of L.A.″ Los Angeles Times, November 24, 1998, pp. F10-F11
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Hainley, Bruce. “The Power of Suggestion.″ Artforum, February 1997, p. 82
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Kim, Soo Jin. “Some Models.″ Xtra, Spring 1997, pp. 7-8
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Pagel, David. “Finding Ways to Break Out of a Box of Conformity.″ Los Angeles Times, February 21, 1997, p. F28
Schmerler, Sarah. “Sam Durant at Curt Marcus.″ Artnews, November 1997, p. 226
Sheikh, Simon. “L.A. From the Sunny Side.″ Information, September 12, 1997
1996 Auerbach, Lisa Anne. Artforum, January 1996, p. 89
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Knight, Christopher. “Can Artists Run Their Own Spaces and Find True BLISS.″ Los Angeles Times, December 27, 1996, pp. F1, F38
Knight, Christopher. “Drawing the Conventional Conceptualist’s Conclusions.″ Los Angeles Times, November 12, 1996, p. F3
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Pagel, David. Los Angeles Times, July 25, 1996, p. F13
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1995 Barrett, David. Frieze, Summer 1995
Craddock, Sacha. London Times, April 9, 1995
Feaver, William. “Strange Habits and Sharp Practice.″ London Observer, April 23, 1995.
Grabner, Michelle. “The Friendly Village.″ Art Muscle, October/November 1995, pp. 13-22
Kandel, Susan. “Grouped Together to Stand Apart.″ Los Angeles Times, January 12, 1995
Kastner, Jeffrey. Frieze, Summer 1995
Kent, Sarah. “Art Review.″ Time Out, April 1995
Klabin, Karen. “Safe as Houses.″ Detour, November 1995, p. 135
Knight, Christopher. “Deconstruction.″ Los Angeles Times, October 28, 1995, p. F6
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McEwan, John. “Critic’s Choice.″ Sunday Telegraph, April 23, 1995
O’Reilly, John. “Art for Bart’s Sake.″ Modern Review, April 10, 1995
1994 Pagel, David. “Self-Help Culture Skewered at FOODHOUSE.″ Los Angeles Times, April 21, 1994, p. F7
Walker, Hamza, James Scarborogh, Brad Killam, Kathryn Hixson and Joe Jarrell. Sculpture, July/August 1994
1993 Crosby, Gregory. “The Professor’s Guide to Vegas Kulcher.″ SCOPE, October 1993
Curtis, Cathy. “Painting Pictures.″ Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register, October 14, 1993
Devine, Rory. “Heaven Missing.″ Picturebook #4, 1993
Littlefield, Kinney. “A Check of Contemporary Art.″ Orange County Register, October 1, 1993
Pincus, Robert. “Showcase of an Art Generation has few Flashes of Brilliance.″ San Diego Union Tribune, October 17, 1993
Wilson, William. “Biennial Uses Humorous Paradox to Tackle Issues.″ Los Angeles Times, October 9, 1993
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2022 Proposal for Non-Aligned Monuments, Free Movement. Grimbergen: CC Strombeek
2020 Iconoclasm. Detroit: Library Street Collective
2017 Build Therefore Your Own World. London: Black Dog Books
2008 Tell it Like it Is!. Arnhem: Kunstcommissie van het Paleis van Justitie in Arnhem
2007 Sam Durant: Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres and Monuments. Boston: Massachusetts College of Art
2005 Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C.. New York: Paula Cooper Gallery
2004 Sam Durant, Entropy in Reverse. New Plymouth: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Monica Bonvicini/Sam Durant Break It/Fix It. Vienna: Secession
Sam Durant: 12 Signs: Transposed and Illuminated (with various Indexes). Gent: S.M.A.K.
2002 Sam Durant. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; Düsseldorf: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen; Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2002.

Publications, Edited By #

2021 “Untitled (drone) Artist’s ‘Zine″, High Line Art, New York
2019 “Aesthetic Dimension: Sam Durant präsentiert Herbert Marcuse″, Hamburg: Materialverlag der HFBK, 2019.
2012 “Freedom?″, Kassel, A project to accompany Scaffold at dOCUMENTA (13), 2012.
2010 “Transforma″, New Orleans: Transforma Projects
2009 “DIY: ID 517 Spring 2009″ Edited by Nancy Buchanan and Sam Durant. Los Angeles: Lulu, 2009. (A project with students of CalArts)
2008 “ID 517: Special Topics in Art and Politics: A Not So Simple Case for Torture″ Edited by Nancy Buchanan and Sam Durant, Paris: One Star Press (A project with students of CalArts)
2007 “Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas″, edited by Sam Durant, New York: Rizzoli International Publishers

Publications, Articles, Interviews and Book Chapters #

2020 “Sam Durant Revisits the “Scaffold″ Controversy Three Years Later″, Hyperallergic Podcast by Hrag Vartanian, October 23
2019 “The death (or transformation) of an artwork as a political idea..″ (essay) in The Death of the Artist , Cabinet Books, New York
Hans Haacke and the Faces of Neoliberalism″ (essay) in Hans Haacke: All Connected, Phaidon, London
2018 “Art Is a Schoolhouse and a Tomb″ (essay) in Siah Armajani, Follow This Line, Walker Art Center, MN
2012 “Sam Durant and Wochenklausur.″ Shifter18: Intention, Shifter Magazine, 2012, 101-104
“The Church of Ethical Cynicism.″ Written by Luis Camnitzer and Sam Durant. Mousse Magazine, February-March, 2012, n. 32, 198-203
2011 “Edward Said, Music at the Limits and Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society.″ This Long Century, December 2011, 159.
“Américas/Americas.″ in 8a Bienal de Arte de Panamá/8th Panama Art Biennial. Panama: Fundacion Arte y Cultura, 2011, p. 48-53
“It Speaks to Me: Sam Durant on a 1953 Cold War poster at the Wende Museum in Culver City.″ Culture Monster, July 20, 2011.
2010 “Hans Haacke, The Power That Artists Have.″ Flash Art, January–February 2010, Vol. XLIII, No. 270, p. 50-54
2007 “Production Notes.″ Artforum, October 2007, XLVI, No. 2, p. 335
2005 “Notes on Drift, Monuments: For Robert Smithson, L.A. MOCA October 2004.″ in Drift. New York: GAS Gigantic ArtSpace, 2005
“Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C.″ essay in Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C.. New York: Paula Cooper Gallery, 2005, 5-9
“Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C.″ in Monuments for the USA. San Francisco: California College of the Arts, 2005, 54-57
2004 “What the world needs now…Art and Politics: 22 artists respond.″ Frieze, November/December 2004, 76-89
2002 “Text on the Double Woodshed.″ in Prophets of Boom: Werke aus der Sammlung Schürmann, Baden-Baden, Switzerland: Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Summer 2002, 154
“Roots.″ V Magazine, November/December 2002
“Top Ten.″ Artforum, November 2002, 71
2001 “Saving Graces.″ Artforum, May 2001, XXXIX, No. 9,151-152

Curatorial Projects #

2009 The Permanent Record of Newjack Rasputin: the Work of Tucker Stilley, Monte Vista, Los Angeles
Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, The New Museum, New York
2008 All Power to the People: The History and Legacy of the Black Panther Party Film Festival, Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
2007 Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, MOCA, Los Angeles
2006 Eat the Market, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
2005 Touch of Evil, Estación Tijuana
2004 War! Protest in America, 1965-2004, film series co-organized with Chrissie Isles, Whitney Museum of Art, New York; REDCAT / CalArts Theater, Los Angeles
1999 Not Photography, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica
1994 The Power of Positive Thinking, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica
Paranoid, M.Y.T.H. Series, Los Angeles, co-organized with Andrea Bowers

Public Collections #

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, Lyon
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham
Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa
The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
Project Row Houses, Houston
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Tate Modern, London
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Public Commissions #

2022 8x5 - Artists Against Mass Incarceration, Miami, FL, commissioned by Art at a Time Like This
2018 Poder, Detroit, as part of 50 Billboards commissioned by For Freedoms
Consider Listening, Chicago, as part of IN/SITU commissioned by the City of Chicago and EXPO Chicago
2016 Dreaming Mantas, Mexico City, Mexico (public art project as part of Alumnos47 Foundation’s Proyecto Liquido)
Meeting House, Old Manse historic landmark, Concord, Ma (public project sponsored by Trustees of the Reservation’s Art in the Landscape initiative)
2015 Labyrinth, Mural Arts, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
2014 Free Hanging Chain, Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
2013–14 Scaffold, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague
2005 Public Prosecutors’ Office, City of Arnhem, Netherlands
2003 Project Row Houses, Houston
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Grants and Awards #

2018 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency, Bellagio, Italy
2017 Rappaport Prize, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2008 Hugo Boss Finalist, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss Prize, New York
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
2006 United States Artists Fellow, USArtists Foundation, Los Angeles
2005 The Ordway Prize Finalist, Penny McCall Foundation, New York
2002–2003 Walker Art Center Artist in Residence, Minneapolis
1999 Individual Artist Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

Other Projects #

2011 Cointelpro 101: Southern California Tour, REDCAT, Los Angeles
2005-2010 Founding member of Transforma Projects, a cultural rebuilding collective in New Orleans
2006 Harlem Postcards Summer 2006, Studio Museum Harlem, New York
2005 The Other Side / El Otro Lado (Regionalism, Nationalism, Imperialism),** artist multiple, Chinati Foundation, Marfa

Teaching #

since 2023 Professor for Sculpture, ABK State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Stuttgart
2000-2023 Regular Faculty, School of Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
2022 BPA// Berlin program for artists
2018–2020 Guest Professor, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg (HFBK), Hamburg
2017 Guest Professor, SOMA summer program, Mexico City, MX
2016 Teiger Visiting Artist, Cornell University Department of Architecture, Art and Planning, Ithaca, NY
2004 Visiting Artist in Undergraduate Studies, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena (Summer Term)
2002 Studio Visits in Graduate Studies Program, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena (Summer Term)
1997 Adjunct in Graduate Studies Program, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena (co-taught with Liz Larner, Summer Term)
1995–2000 Technical Faculty, Technical Director of Super Shop, School of Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

Selected Conferences, Panel Discussions, Workshops, Residencies #

2024 Monica Bonvicini, Sam Durant and John Miller on Mike Kelley, K21, Düsseldorf, Germany
Panel discussion with James Benning, with Leslie Thornton, moderated by Dennis Vetter, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany
2022 Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today, moderated by Melanie Kress, with Omer Fast and Sonia Kennebeck, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, NY, NY
Surrealism Beyond Borders: Surrealism and Time, moderated by Dawn Adès, with Marie Mauzé, Partha Mitter and Michael Stone-Richards, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY
2021 The Normalizing Gaze: Art, Artists, and Conflict, moderated by Melanie Kress, with Coco Fusco and Naeem Mohaiemen, High Line Art, NY, NY
2020 Speaking Our Minds: Artists, Racial Divides, and Cultural Inclusion, moderated by Sarah Montross, with Sonya Clark, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Daniela Rivera, Rappaport Foundation & deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
2019 Dar Jacir Artists Residency, Bethlehem, Palestine
Kwame Nkrume University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Seminar with students of KNUST and HfBK, Hamburg
When the Symbolic gets Really Real Redux, The Cultural and Humanitarian Agents Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Discussion with philosopher Nick Smith
World Frontiers Forum-Berlin, Explorations: Consciousness, Nudging and Experience
Pop Tech Conference: Shift, Northport, ME
Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
2018 When the Symbolic gets Really Real, The Cultural and Humanitarian Agents Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Who Can Speak for Whom? Artistic Freedom and the Challenges of Dealing with the Pain of Historical Trauma, as part of the College Art Association Conference, moderated by Svetlana Mintcheva, National Coalition Against Censorship, Los Angeles, CA“Artists and Authorship: reference, relationships and appropriation in contemporary sculptural practice,″ Nasher Prize Dialogues, panel discussion with Katrina Brown (Director, The Common Guild), Christine Borland, Sam Durant and Mark Leckey. Part of the Glasgow International, organized by The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland and Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Get Up, Stand Up: Rights and Responsibilities Citizenship, with Eric Gottesman and Manita Sanghvi. Moderated by Isolde Brielmaier. Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2017 “Yokohama Round 4: The Connecting World and the Isolating World, Part 3: Revisiting Different Histories″ Yokohama Triennale, Yokoham Museum of Art, panel discussion with Oliver Chanarin, Christian Jankowski, Kathy Prendergast, moderated by Osako Eriko and Kashiwagi Tomoh
Sam Durant and Tim Philips, Art Catalogues, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
“The Murder of Fred Hampton″, The Struggle Continues, REDCAT, panel discussion with Erika Huggins and Rogin Kelley
“Kids’ Campaign to Correct History″, Kids Pop-Up Studio at the Hammer Museum with Elisa Harkins, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Artist Walk Through: Sam Durant on Jimmie Durham, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
SOMA Summer 2017: Authority, lecturer, Mexico City
“The Ethics of Representation″, The Brooklyn Conference, The Brooklyn Museum, Panel discussion with Claudia Rankin and CoCo Fusco
Otis Summer 2017: visiting artist, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Crit Sessions, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
Race and Justice, Parcours Talk, with Tracey Rose, moderated by Sabine Breitwieser, Art Basel, Basel
Lyceum I-IV, organized as part of The Meeting House, Old Manse, Concord and The Trustees of Reservation Art & the Landscape initiative. (Lyceum I: The Picnic with Nina LaNegra and Fulani; Lyceum II: Poetry Reading with Tisa Bryant, Danielle Legros Georges, Robin Coste Lewis and Kevin Young; Lyceum III: A New Framework for Dialogue with Adam Foss, Barbara Lewis, Penny Outlaw, Tim Phillips and Gilead Sher ; Lyceum IV: New England Town Hall Meeting with Pedro Alonzo, Sam Durant and Mary Jane Jacob)
The Art of Inclusion: Making the Invisible Visible, Keynote, as part of Building An Inclusive City: A New conversation on Race, Bias & Divided Communities conference, with Rick Lowe, moderated by Pedro Alonzo, MIT, Boston.
2015 Unwinding the Labyrinth, with Timothy Phillips, Darius Monrow, and Maria Gaspar. Moderated by Pedro Alonzo. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (as part of Open Source)
Art Talk Event, Venice Family Clinic, with Jacob Kassay and Analia Saban, Los Angeles
Noah Purifoy: From Watts with 66 Signs of Neon to the Gallows, with Sue Welsh, Naima Keith, Michael Massenburg, Dr. Lizzetta Le-Falle Collins, Moderated by Franklin Sirmans and Yael Lipschutz, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sam Durant & Charles Gaines, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Sam Durant and Candice Hopkins, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
2014 Artists in Residence, NTU Center for Contemporary Art, Gilman Barracks, Singapore
Public Art Fund Talks at the New School: Encounters: Artists, Cities and Communities, New School, New York
The Ruins of Mound City, (with Juan William Chavez) as part of Monument/Anti-Monument, conference, St Louis
Political Art Across Disciplines, Bernice Reynaud, Travis Preston and Sam Durant, as part of WHAP! 2014 Lecture series, presented by the CalArts’ MA Aesthetics and Politics Program and the City of West Hollywood
2013 Artist in Residence, The Getty Center Department of Education, Los Angeles
2012 Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: Liza Lou and Sam Durant on Conceptualization and Collaboration, Liza Lou and Sam Durant, moderated by Alma Ruiz, Fowler Museum, Los Angeles
Conversation between Rigo 23, Caleb Duarte and Sam Durant, part of Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program, REDCAT, Los Angeles
2011 Plática Inaugural: La Reconstrucción de Los Hechos (Inaugural Conversation: The Reconstruction of the Facts), Sam Durant and Marcos Ramírez Erre, Museo de Arte, Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics lecture series (WHAP!): Street Art, Sam Durant, Marquis Lewis, and Jeffrey Deitch, West Hollywood Library, West Hollywood
2010 Hammer Conversations, Tom Morello and Sam Durant, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Visiting Critic, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2009 Workshop: Art and Community Engagement, with Transforma Collective (with Rick Lowe and Jessica Cusick), UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The work of Robert Smithson and Sam Durant, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Singapore
2008 Word: Spoken, Sung, Seen, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
Parsons New School for Social Research, New York
Proyecto Cívico, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Baja
Artist and Activist, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
University of Southern California, Los Angeles (with Rick Lowe)
In Dialog with Emory Douglas, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Artists and Community Engagement: A Workshop with Rick Lowe, Jessica Cusick, and Sam Durant, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2007 This Must Be The Place, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Venice Biennale, Venice
Eat the Market, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles
Black Panther Rank and File, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
2006 Institutional Critique, Yale University, New Haven
2005 InSite, University of California, San Diego
2004 NAFTA, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
War! Protest In America, 1965-2004, REDCAT/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles
Robert Smithson Retrospective: Public Program with Lee Renaldo and Lea Singer, Renee Green, Scott Benzel and Tom Reccion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2001 Wild Walls Symposium, Berlin/Los Angeles Film Festival of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Take Two / Reprise: Symposium, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
2000 Practical Criticism: Art and Theory in the 90s, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles (organized by Charles Gaines and Russell Ferguson)
1997 Fake Estate: Where Art and Architecture Meet, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (moderated by Cornelia H. Butler)

Selected Public Lectures #

2022 Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule, Frankfurt/M., Germany
2021 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
CC Strombeek, Strombeek, Belgium
The Common Guild, Glasgow, UK
2019 Kwame Nkrume University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2018 Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2017 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico
2016 Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami
Aspen Art Museum
Alumnos47, Mexico City
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2015 Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
WIELS, Brussels, Belgium
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane
Eastern Washington University, Cheney
Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane
2014 Center for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore
LaSalle College of Art, Singapore
Stanford University, Stanford, Ca
2013 Stadium Generale, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont
2012 University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Barbara
Ohio State University, Columbus
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont
2010 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Portland State University, Portland
2009 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
LaSalle College, Singapore
Turin Art School, Turin
2008 Conversations with Contemporary Artists, the Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund, Sackler Center for Arts Education, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Is destruction creative? A discussion of the Defaced Monuments project, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Hirschhorn Museum of Art, Washington D.C.
Columbia University, New York
2007 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ciudad de Panamá
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
2006 Art Papers Lecture, Atlanta
University of California, Los Angeles
CORE Program, MFA Houston, Houston
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
2005 Vermont College, Montpelier
Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach
University of California, Los Angeles
Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver
2004 Ft. Worth Museum of Modern Art, Ft. Worth
Bezalel Academy of Art, Tel Aviv
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
2003 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
2002 Core program, Museum of Fine Art, Houston
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
University of California, Los Angeles
California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2001 Akademie der Kunst, Zürich
Royal College of Art, London