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Contemporary art gallery: Sanford Biggers

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Sanford Biggers

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012
  • Codex, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
  • The Cartographer’s Conundrum, MassMoCA, North Adams, MA
  • 2011
  • Sweet Funk: An Introspective Survey, Brooklyn Museum of Art. New York, NY
  • Curated by Eugenie Tsai
  • Cosmic Voodoo Circus, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
  • Curated by Mary Ceruti
  • 2010
  • Moon Medicine, Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA
  • Curated by Miki Garcia (catalog), (traveling to University of the South, Sewanee,TN)
  • 2009
  • Constellation (Stranger Fruit), Harvard OFA
  • Blossom. Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • Curated by Bruce Guenther
  • Peculiar Institutions, Solvent Space. Richmond, VA
  • 2008
  • Sanford Biggers, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007
  • Blossom, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO (catalog)
  • 2006
  • Freedom and Other Seldom Travelled Roads, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Notions, Kenny Schachter Rove, London, UK (catalog)
  • 2005
  • The Afronomical Way, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • (editioned custom catalog)
  • New Work, Triple Candie, New York, NY
  • 2004
  • Sanford Biggers, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Both/And Not Either/Or, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • (traveling to the Contemporary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD)
  • 2002
  • Creation/Dissipation, Trafo Gallery, Budapest Hungary
  • Afro Temple, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (catalog)
  • Psychic Windows, Matrix Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (catalog)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012
  • Transmission LA: AV Club, Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, David C.
  • Driskell Center, College Park, MD
  • Contemporary Mandala: New Audiences, New Forms, Emory University Visual Arts
  • Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • US Embassy in Tokyo Exhibition for Ambassador John V. Roos, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2011
  • The Bearden Project, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
  • 15 x15, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
  • Black Sound, White Cube, Kunstquariter Benthanien, Berlin, Germany.
  • Curated by Ina Wudtke and Dieter Lesage.
  • Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx
  • Museum of Arts, New York, NY
  • Infinite Mirror, Syracuse University Art Galleries (and traveling), Syracuse, NY
  • Sweetcake Enso, Village Zendo, New York, NY
  • 2010
  • Grains of Emptiness, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Signs of Life: Ancient Knowledge in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne,
  • Switzerland
  • Resurrectine, Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
  • Reflection, Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery, New York, NY
  • Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • Who are you close to, JANE KIM/ thrust projects, New York, NY
  • Progress Reports - Art in an Age of Diversity, Iniva, London, UK
  • Spirit Up! Event Notation and the Invocation of Spirit in Contemporary Art. CCS Bard,
  • Annadale-on-Hudson, NY Curated by Daniel Mason
  • 2010: Searching for the Heart of Black Identity, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • 2009
  • 30 Seconds Off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Naomi Beckwith
  • Americana, New Society for Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • Curated by Frank Wagner
  • Passages, Revisiting Histories: Sanford Biggers + Andrea Geyer & Simon J. Ortiz,
  • Lambent Foundation, New York, NY
  • Curated by Niels von Tomme
  • Intrinsic Trio: Biggers, Gilliam and Scott. Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
  • Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor, Katonah Museum of Art, Bedford NY
  • Jack Wolgin Competition Finalists, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Carnival Within, Uferhalle, Berlin, Germany
  • Curated by Uta Grundmann, Sabine Russ and Gregory Volk
  • Hidden Cities, Stephen Vittielo and Perrgrine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Curated by Christian Marclay
  • 2008
  • Prospect 1: US Biennial. Old US Mint. New Orleans, LA
  • Curated by Dan Cameron. catalog
  • Nippon in Black, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Curated by Fanon Che Wilkins.
  • NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Menil Collection, Houston TX
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans. (Traveling)
  • Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Museum of Art. Aspen, CO
  • Curated by Matthew Thompson.
  • Into the Trees. Art Omi. Ghent, NY C
  • Curated by Lily Wei
  • Shuffle. Schloss Solitude. Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2007
  • Illuminations, curated by Lucy Askew and Ben Borthwick. Tate Modern, London, UK
  • 3 Day Museum, Okinawa Museum, Okinawa, Japan
  • Performa 07; The Performance Art Biennial. New York, NY
  • MANUAL cc : Instructions for Beginners and Advanced Players, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland
  • Pretty Baby, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, TX
  • For the Love of the Game, The Amistad Center for Arts and Culture. Hartford, CT
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans
  • Black Light/White Noise. Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
  • Curated by Valerie Cassel
  • Paradise & Inferno: The Post Millennial Black Madonna. MoCADA & Skylight,New York,
  • NY
  • Intelligent Design. Momenta, New York, NY
  • Urbanity. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2006
  • New York, Interrupted. PKM Gallery, Beijing, China.
  • Curated by Dan Cameron
  • The Black Moving Cube: Black Figuration & The Moving Image. The Tate Britain, London, UK
  • Fountains. D’Amelio Terras. New York, NY
  • Twisted Roots. WPA/ Corcoran & DCAC. Washington, DC.
  • Everybody Dance. The Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts.
  • The Dalai Lama Portrait Project: The Missing Peace, The 100 for Tibet. (traveling)
  • Art Rock, Rockerfeller Center, New York, NY
  • Black Alphabet, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2005
  • D’Afrique d’Asie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY (traveling)
  • Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum,
  • Houston, TX Curated by Valerie Cassel
  • The Here and Now, The Renassaince Society, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Curated by Hamza Walker
  • 2004
  • Join Us (Calls of Ecstasy from the Edge of Oblivion), Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
  • 2003
  • Somewhere Better Than This Place, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Curated by Stacy Switzer
  • Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Kuti, The New Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker. Catalog, traveling.
  • Shuffling the Deck, Princeton Museum of Art, Princeton, NJ
  • Curated by Eugenie Tsai. catalog
  • The Commodification of Buddhism, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Lydia Yee. catalog
  • Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Christine Kim. catalog
  • 2002
  • Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
  • Curated by Larry Rindler. catalog
  • Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue)
  • 2001
  • One Planet Under a Groove, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans and Lydia Yee. traveling/catlogue
  • Zoning, The Project, New York, NY
  • Curated by Sofia Hernandez-Choy and Tumelo Musaka
  • Freestyle, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Thelma Golden. catalog)
  • Rapper’s Delight, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Altoid’s Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY 2000 Full Service, Kenny Schachter, New York, NY

Commissions

  • 2009
  • New York Percent for the Arts. Eagle Academy, New York, NY
  • Marshall S. Cogan Visiting Artist in the Office for the Arts Public Art Program, Harvard,
  • University, Cambridge, MA
  • Hidden Cities, curated by Christian Marclay, Stephen Vittielo and Perrgrine Arts.
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008
  • The Norton Family Christmas Project
  • Ahh Decadence... (Exhibition Designer). Curated by Lisa Wainwright. The School of The
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries
  • The Voting Booth Project, The Rema Hort Man Foundation, David Zwirner Gallery and
  • Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

Performances

  • 2012
  • Mixtape by Moon Medicine, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011
  • Mixtape by Moon Medicine, Art Public at Art Basel, Miami, FL
  • Moon Medicine (Feat. Sanford Biggers, Imani Uzuri, Sumie Kaneko, DJ Jahi Sundance and
  • Mark Hines), Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • 2010
  • Forum Lounge: Sanford Biggers (Feat. Gamelan Sinar Surya and DJ Jahi Sundance), Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2009
  • Stranger Fruit (Feat. Imani Uzuri), Harvard University OFA, Cambridge, MA
  • Conundrum, The Kitchen, New York, NY Curated by Rashida Bumbray
  • 2007
  • The Somethin’ Suite, Performa 07, New York, NY
  • 2006
  • Cosmic Conundrum. UCLA Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA
  • The Warsaw Pack(ed), Zacheta Gallery of National Art, Warsaw, Poland/ Temple Bar, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002
  • Creation/Dissipation, Trafo Art Space, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2000
  • Mandala of the B-Bodhisattva, Bronx Community College
  • OM, Full Serve, New York, NY
  • The Art of Breaking, Downtown Arts Festivals, New York, NY
  • 1998
  • Slam, CBGB’s, New York, NY
  • Communication Breakdown, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
  • Racine des Memoirs, Skowhegan, ME
  • Dark Magus, CBGB’s, New York, NY
  • 1997
  • Cane Song Cycles, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

Curatorial

  • 2006
  • Malleable, Kuhn Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2004
  • (In)visible Silence, guest curator of three person show, School 33, Baltimore, MD
  • 2001
  • Sticky Fingers, curated by Sanford Biggers and Elaine Ng, Para-Site Art Space,
  • Hong Kong, China

Selected Awards and Residencies

  • 2012
  • Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy (to take place 2014)
  • 2010
  • Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat
  • 2009
  • Harvard University Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies
  • Harvard University’s Office of Fine Arts’ Artist in Residence
  • Creative Time Travel Grant for Global Residency Project
  • Denniston Hill Research Grant
  • William H. Johnson Prize
  • 2008
  • Creative Capital Foundation Grant
  • 2007
  • New York Percent for the Arts Commission, New York, NY
  • Art Matters Grant, New York, NY
  • Akademie Schloss Solitude (residency), Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2005
  • AIR Laboratory. Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • Lambent Fellowship in the Arts TIDES Foundation grant, New York, NY
  • Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work from the New York Foundation for the
  • Arts.
  • 2004
  • Pennies From Heaven/ New York Community Trust Grant
  • 2003
  • ARCUS Project Residency, Moriya City, Japan
  • Headlands Center for the Arts/ AWAKE: “Art, Buddhism, and the Dimensions of
  • Consciousness” (residency) San Francisco, CA
  • 2002
  • Art In General/ Trafo Gallery Eastern European Exchange Residency Budapest, Hungary
  • 2001
  • Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
  • Socrates Sculpture Park Residency, Long Island City, NY
  • 2000
  • World Views Artist in Residence, World Trade Center, New York, NY
  • Eyebeam/ New York City Annenberg Challenge for Arts Education, New York, NY
  • (Residency in teaching at Chelsea Vocational High School)
  • Studio Museum in Harlem Artists-in-Residence, New York, NY
  • P.S. 1 Studio Residency, New York, NY
  • 1999
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago James Nelson Raymond Fellowship
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Incentive Scholarship
  • 1998
  • Camille Hanks-Cosby Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,
  • Skowhegan, ME
  • 1996
  • Santa Fe Public Art Fund Grant, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1990
  • Central Metals Sculpture Competition, second place, Atlanta, GA

Education

  • 1999
  • Masters in Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
  • 1998
  • The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
  • 1997
  • Maryland Institute of College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
  • 1991
  • Syracuse University (Department of International Programs Abroad), Florence Italy

Professional Experience

  • January 2010 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts. Columbia Univ. NYC
  • January 2009 - December 2009
  • Assistant Professor of Sculpture. Harvard University, VES Depart. Cambridge, MA
  • January 2006 – present
  • Assistant Professor (affiliate faculty) of Sculpture & Extended Media. Virginia
  • Commonwealth University. Richmond, VA

Visiting Artist, Critic and Lecturer

  • 2012
  • James A. Porter Colloquium on African Art, Keynote Speaker, Howard University,
  • Washington DC
  • AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Awards Ceremony Presenter, Asia Society,
  • New York, NY
  • Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
  • The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
  • Anderson Ranch Summer Workshop Visiting Artist
  • Art Papers Lecture Series, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • International Sculpture Center Conference, Keynote Speaker, Chicago, IL
  • 2011
  • Festival of the New Black Imagination with Wangechi Mutu and Greg Tate, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn Museum Conversation with Mos Def and Marcus Samuelsson
  • Food Republic Panel with Marcus Samuelsson, Dylan Ratigan and Eddie Chai, New
  • York, NY
  • Sotheby’s Institute, New York, NY