Walead Beshty




Monographs and edited publications



Kost, Lynn, ed. Walead Beshty: Work in Exhibition 2011 – 2020. London:  Koenig Books, Ltd., 2020



Walead Beshty, ed., Picture Industry: A Provisional History of the Technical Image 1844–2018. Zurich, Switzerland: JRP|Ringier, 2018



Walead Beshty, Procedurals: Petzel 2014-2017 (Berlin, Germany: DISTANZ 2017)

Walead Beshty. Industrial Portraits: Volume One, 2008–2012, introduction by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Zurich, Switzerland: JRP|Ringier



Lionel Bovier, ed., Walead Beshty: 33 Texts: 93,614 Words: 581,035 Characters: Selected Writings (2003–2015), Collection, Positions Series Zurich, Switzerland and Dijon, France: JRP|Ringier and Les presses du reel, 2016



Walead Beshty, ed., Ethics, Documents of Contemporary Art. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery, 2015



Walead Beshty: Natural Histories, 2nd ed. Zurich, Switzerland: JRP|Ringier, 2014 



Walead Beshty: Natural Histories, 1st ed., Zurich, Switzerland: JRP|Ringier, 2011



Walead Beshty: Selected Correspondences 2001–2010. Bologna, Italy: Damiani Editore, 2010 

Later Layer: Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee and Walead Beshty. Grottaferrata, Italy: Depart Foundation



Walead Beshty: Pulleys, Cogwheels, Mirrors, and Windows. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art



Selected publications and exhibition catalogues



Daisuke, Tsuda, ed. Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion, Aichi, Japan: The Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee, 2020



Beshty, Walead. “Improvisation and the Agency of Commons: Notes on Counterfeiting as a Form of Radical Speech,” In: Always Different, Always the Same: An Essay on Art and Systems, Chur, Switzerland: Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur/Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2018, pp. 24 – 59 [ill.]



Between the Lines: An RxArt Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists, published by RxArt, New York, New York, Volume 6, 2017

Butler, Emily and Candy Stobbs eds., Creating Ourselves: Works from the ISelf Collection, London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2017, pp. 101, 111 [ill.]

Lewis, Emma. Isms: Understanding Photography. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2017

Manné, Jamie G. and Christine Robinson eds., Unpacking: The Marciano Collection. Los Angeles: The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation/New York: Prestel, 2017, pp. 24 – 29 [ill.]

Goldsmith, Kenneth, Jens Hoffmann, Caroline A. Jones, and Vito Manolo Roma, The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin. New York: The Jewish Museum, 2017, pp. 38 – 39 [ill.]

Rozell, Mary and Dieter Buchhart, UBS Art Collection: To Art its Freedom, Berlin: Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2017

Verhagen, Marcus. Flows and Counterflows: Globalisation in Contemporary Art. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2017



Statzer, Mary ed. The Photographic Object 1970. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2016

Batchen, Geoffrey. Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph. New Plymouth, NZ: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/ New York: Prestel, 2016, p. 43 [ill.]

Geiser, Reto, ed. House Is a House Is a House Is a House: Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2016, pp. 161 – 174, 195 [ill.]

Kashiwagi, Tomoho, Akiko Miki, and David Walsh, Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection—From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Tokyo: Kaikai Kiki Co., 2016

Eliel, Carol, Karole Vail, and Matthew Witkovsky. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Future Present. Chicago, IL: Art Institute of Chicago, 2016



Enwezor, Okwui. All the World's Futures: 56 International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice: Marsilio, 2015

Bajac, Quentin. Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2015

Shapira, Sarit ed. Babel: Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 2015

Pirenne, Raphaël and Sébastien Biset eds., Atopolis. Brussels: Wiels, 2015

Fisher, Morgan in conversation with Walead Beshty, in: Morgan Fisher: Conversations Aspen: Aspen Art Press, 2015

Soutter, Lucy. “Beyond Photography,” inWhy Art Photography? London and New York: Routledge, 2013; reprinted as “Más allá de la fotografía,” ¿Por qué forografía artística?  Salamanca, Spain: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2015 

Luckow, Dirk ed., Picasso in Contemporary Art. Hamburg and Cologne: Deichtorhallen Hamburg and Snoeck, 2015

Amirkhani, Jordan “Walead Beshty: A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future at Barbican Center,” in: Daily Serving: An International Publication for Contemporary Art, January 26, 2015



Caley Regen, Shaun and Denise Bratton eds., Regen Projects 25. Los Angeles: Regen Projects, 2014

Warner Marien, Mary ed. Photography: A Cultural History. London: Laurence King, 2014

Bruno, Giuliana. Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2014

Klein, Alex ed. Excursus I–IV. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2014



Hossein Amirsadeghi, ed., Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces. London: TransGlobe, 2013

Codognato, Mario. Fragile? Milan: Skira Editore, 2013

Brougher, Kerry, Russell Ferguson and Dario Gamboni. Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950. Washington: Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and DelMonico Books/New York: Prestel publishing, 2013

Hoffmann, Jens ed. Lens Drawings. Paris: Marian Goodman Gallery and Valerio Valerio Publishers, 2013

Amirsadeghi, Hossein ed. Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces. London: TransGlobe, 2013

Janssen, Hans and Bert Kreuk. Transforming the Known: Works from The Bert Kreuk Collection. Den Haag: Bert Kreuk and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2013



Chaillou, Timothée ed. Only Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Parts of Others, Paris: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2012

Qiu, Zhijie ed. 9th Shanghai Biennale 2012, Shanghai: Committee of the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, 2012



Collection Vanmoerkerke. Brussels: Rispoli Books, 2011, pp. 20 – 21 [ill.]

Meade, Fionn ed. After Images. Brussels: Musée Juif de Belgique, 2011

Antidote 7. Paris: Galerie des Galeries, 2011

Nickas, Bob. "The Phenomenology of Shopping and Dead Malls,". Los Angeles: 2nd Cannons Publications, 2011



Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection. Tucson: Tucson Museum of Art, 2010, p. 12 [ill.]

Dessau, Ory. Pleated Blinds. Tel Aviv: Petach Tikva Museum, 2010

Luckow, Dirk ed. I want to see how you see: Julia Stoschek Collection: Film, Installation, Fotografie. Cologne: Snoeck Verlag, 2010 

Guattari, Felix. The Mechanic Unconscious: Essyas in Schizoanalysis. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e)/Foreign Agents, 2010 [cover]

Wehr, Anne ed. At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Hessel Museum, Bard College, 2010

David, Julie ed. Let's Dance. Vitry-sur-Seine Musée d'Art Contemporain de Val-de-Marne, 2010

Blessing, Jennifer and Nat Trotman. Haunted: Contemporary Photography, Video, Performance. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2010

Sinister, Dexter. Portable Document Format. New York: Lukas & Sternberg Press, 2010 

Krijnen, Marloes. Foam Album 09. Amsterdam: Foam_Fotografiemuseum, 2010

Iversen, Margaret ed. Chance (Documents of Contemporary Art). London: Whitechapel Gallery/Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010

Lavalette, Shane and Michael Bühler-Rose eds., Lay Flat 02: Meta. Lay Flat/Shane Lavalette, February 2010

Fogle, Douglas "Brute Materiality," in Creamier. New York: Phaidon Press, 2010



Bourriaud, Nicolas ed. Altermodern: The 2009 Tate Triennial. London: Tate Publishing, 2009

Hammer Projects 1999-2009. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2009

Bright, Susan. The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 2009

Colin, Davies and Monika Parrinder eds., Limited language – Rewriting Design. Basel: Birkhause, 2009

Rexler, Lyle. The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography. New York: Aperture Books, pp. 140 – 145 [ill.]

Grabner, Michelle ed. Studio Reader. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009

Stoschek, Julia ed. Julia Stoschek Collection, Number Two: Fragile. Düsseldorf: Hatje Cantz, 2009

Crist, Steve ed. Contact Sheet. Los Angeles: AMMO Books, 2009

Cotton, Charlotte. The Photograph as Contemporary Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 2009



Zuckerman Jacobson, Heidi. "Pay Attention Mother Fuckers" in: Now You See It, Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum, 2008

Kastner, Jeffrey and Sina Najafi eds. The Book of Stamps. New York: Cabinet Books, 2008 

California Biennial 2008, Newport Beach, CA: Orange County Museum of Art, 2008

Momin, Shamim M. "Time Change," in: 2008 Whitney Biennial, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008



Momin, Shamim M. ed. Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Montehermoso: Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2007

Blumenstein, Ellen and Feliz Ensslin eds., between two deaths, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2007



Vitamin PH, New York: Phaidon, 2006

Chang, Aimee. "Walead Beshty," in: The California Biennial. Newport Beach, CA: Orange County Museum of Art, 2006

Chang, Aimee, Hammer Project: Walead Beshty, EMBASSY! (a dismal science waiting room), Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2006



Lafo, Rachel Rosenfield, Self Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art, Lincoln, MA: DeCordova Sculpture and Museum Park, 2004