Walead Beshty

 

Born in London, England, 1976
Lives and works in Los Angeles CA

Education
MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT, 2002

BA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY, 1999


Professorships
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA, 2008
Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY, 2007


Solo Exhibitions

 

2020

Walead Beshty: Standard Deviations, Kunst Museum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

Walead Beshty: Industrial Portraits, Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy

2019
Walead Beshty, Petzel Gallery, New York NY
Walead Beshty, Rodolphe Janssen Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Walead Beshty, Musée d’art modern et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2018
Aggregato, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy
Equivalents, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

2017                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Open Source, Petzel Gallery, New York NY                                                                                                          
Transparencies, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Automat, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2015 

Disponibles, Travesîa Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico

Walead Beshty, Great Hall Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York NY

Walid AlBeshti, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

 

2014 

Marginalia, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Gastarbeiten, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany 

A Partial Disassembling of an Invention without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying around at Random All over the Workbench, Curve Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, England 

Performances Under Working Conditions, Petzel, New York NY

Selected Bodies of Work, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA 

 

2013 

Walead Beshty, 8 rue Saint-Bon, Paris, France 

Fair Use, Power Station, Dallas TX

 

2012 

Travel Pictures, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

 

2011 

PROCESSCOLORFIELD, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA 

A Diagram of Forces, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (Ex. cat.)

A Diagram of Forces, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain (Ex. cat.) 

Securities and Exchanges, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China 

Diapositives, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium 

 

2009

Legibility on Color Backgrounds, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. WA

Pulleys, Cogwheels, Mirrors, and Windows, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor MI

Popular Mechanics, Wallspace, New York NY

Passages, LAXART, Los Angeles CA

Production Stills, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England 

 

2008

Science Concrète, China Art Objects Galleries / Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA 

Industrial Pictures, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

 

2007 

The Grey Cloth, Das Institut im Glaspavillon / Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin, Germany 

 

2006 

The Maker and the Model, Wallspace, New York NY 

Hammer Project: Walead Beshty, EMBASSY! (a dismal science waiting room), Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA 

 

2005

Parks, Hotels & Palaces, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles CA 

 

2004 

The Body-Body Problem, Wallspace, New York NY 

The Phenomenology of Shopping and Dead Malls—curated by Bob Nickas, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City NY 

 

 

Two and three-person exhibitions

 

2014 

Crystal Voyager, collaboration with Kelley Walker, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY 

Hardbody Software, collaboration with Kelley Walker, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA 

 

2012 

I’m thinking how happy I am: Lutz Bacher, Walead Beshty, Euan Macdonald, Western Bridge, 

Seattle WA 

 

2010 

Later Layer, collaboration with Johnston Marklee Architects, Istituto Italiana di Cultura, Los Angeles CA 

 

2009 

Plug n Play, Walead Beshty & Karl Haendel, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA

Walead Beshty, Karl Haendel, Patrick Hill—curated by Betty Nguyen, Noma Gallery, San Francisco CA 

Walead Beshty, Kelley Walker, Christopher Williams, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles CA 

 

2008 

Walead Beshty & James Welling, The Suburban, Oak Park IL 

 

Group exhibitions

 

2020

Forthcoming: La Photographie à l'épreuve de l'abstraction, FRAC Normandie Rouen, Sotteville-lès- Rouen, France

Rhizome 5/7 | The Technical Image, Capitan Petzel, online exhibition

When We First Arrived, The Corner at Whitman-Walker, Washington D.C.

Haptic Feedback, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

 

2019
Second Hand, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, The United Arab Emirates
Encountered Error, Société d’électricité, Brussels, Belgium
Taming Y/Our Passion, Aichi Triennale, Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan

Second Hand, Jameel Arts Centre, The United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Art FactoryFRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France, Dunkirk, France

Out of the Box, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach FL

Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the Collection of BNY Mellon, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa FL

 

2018
Picture Industry: A Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844–2018, Fondation LUMA, Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France

Media Networks–curated by Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom 

More/Less, De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL, Miami, FL 

Tubologie: nos vies dans les tubes–curated by KVM, Ju Hyun Lee and Lodvic Burel, Frac Grand Large, Dunkerque, France 
Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Akron Art Museum, Akron OH

Always Different, Always the Same: An Essay on Art and Systems, Bünder Kunstmuseum Chur, Switzerland
une collection de photographies, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago IL
Baggage Claims, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC

 

2017

ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England

Force and Form, de la Cruz Collection, Miami FL

All The Names – curated by Rui Mateus Amaral, Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada

Baggage Claims, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando FL

This Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Pivotal: Highglights from the Collection, Organe County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA

EXIT – curated by Adam Carr, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York NY

100 Masterpieces of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

UNPACKING: The Marciano Collection, curated by Philipp Kaiser, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles CA

Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970 to the Present, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

 

2016

65 Works Selected by James Welling: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, David Zwirner, New York NY

Progressive Praxis, de la Cruz Collection, Miami FL

Show me your vital parts, Parts Project, The Hague, Netherlands

Abstract/Object, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Das Loch, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Fine Young Cannibals, Petzel Gallery, New York NY

Making & Unmaking —curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, England

The Artists’ Library, LAXART, Los Angeles CA

Pièces Meublés—curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France

Emanations: The Art of The Cameraless Photograph—curated by Geoffrey Batchen, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

The Natural Order of Things, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

The Space Between, MASS MoCA, North Adams MA

Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

 

2015                                                                                                                                                                                                All the World’s Futures—curated by Okwui Enwezor, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy 

Everything Must Go, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland

Blind Architecture—curated by Douglas Fogle, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

At the Hub of Things: New Views of the CollectionNew Skin—curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

Arrêter de me copier, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Dunkirk, France

Selections from MOCA's Permanent Collection—curated by Helen Molesworth, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

Artists at Work, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

A Blind Man in His Garden, POOL at LUMA/Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland

After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH 

Threads: A Fantasmagoria about Distance—curated by Nicolas Bourriaud,10th Kaunas Biennial, M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

No Place Like Home: Selections from the Sue and John Wieland Collection of Contemporary Art, 

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo UT 

Old News (again)—curated by Jacob Fabricius, Le Centre National Édition Art Image, Chatou, France 

Open Rhapsody, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon

An Imprecise Science—curated by Alexia Glass-Kantor with Talia Linz, Artspace, Sydney, Australia 

Atopolis, Wiels at Mons 2015, Manège de Sury, Mons, Belgium

Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany

75 Gifts for 75 Years, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN 

Revelations: Experiments in Photography, Media Space, Science Museum, London, England 

Repetition and Difference, The Jewish Museum, New York NY 

Works on Paper, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland 

Linear Abstraction—curated by Alexandra Sachs and Aaron Levi Garvey, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA 

Partial Presence, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England 

Stars + Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, Australia / Grafton Regional Art Gallery, Grafton, Australia / Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, Australia / Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra, Australia / Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, Australia / Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia / Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia / Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, Morwell, Australia / Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich, Australia 

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950—curated by Kerry Brougher and Russell Ferguson, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria 

 

2014 

Melting Walls: The Babel Trilogy—curated by Sarit Shapira, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Beneath the Surface, De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami FL

Blackout, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

Looking at Process, De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami FL 

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950—curated by Kerry Brougher and Russell Ferguson, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg City, Luxembourg 

A World of Its Own: Photographic Processes in the Studio, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY 

Batalhão de Telegrafistas—curated by Fernando Oliva and Tobi Maier, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil 

Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielsen Collection, curated by Joshua Chuang, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 

Metal, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, England 

Trouble with the Index, California Museum of Photography, University of California Riverside, Riverside CA 

Comic Future, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH 

 

 

2013 

Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY 

California Landscape into Abstraction, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA

Comic Future, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa TX

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950—curated by Kerry Brougher and Russell 

Ferguson, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. WA

More American Photographs—curated by Jens HoffmanCalifornia Museum of Photography, University of California Riverside, Riverside CA

Somos Libres, MATE, Asociación Mario Testino, Lima, Peru

Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiques: Department of Light Recordings: Section IV: Lens Drawings—curated by Jens Hoffman, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France 

 Lat. 41’ 7” N. Long. 72’ 19” W. curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, New York NY 

Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands 

Ange de l’Histoire—curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France 

Fragile, Le Stanze del Vtro, San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, ItalyPOST—curated by Jacob Fabricius, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 

0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC 

More American Photographs—curated by Jens HoffmanWexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH 

Correspondences, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes, with Johnston Marklee Architects, Yale School of Architecture Gallery, New Haven CT 

Walead Beshty: Untitled (Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University: Waltham, Massachusetts, February 12–June 9, 2013), in conjunction with On the Matter of Abstraction (figs. A & B): Parallel Exhibitions of Post-War Non-Figurative Art from the Collection, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 

 

2012 

The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach FL 

Only part of us will ever touch parts of others—curated by Timothee Chaillou, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (Ex. cat.) 

White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes, with JohnstonMarklee Architects, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA 

The Revolution Must Be Made Little by Little, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, Brazil 

Inaugural Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA 

9th Shanghai Biennale 2012Walead Beshty, Los Angeles Pavilion, Shanghai, China

OC Collects, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA 

Theatre of Thought, Bonnefantenmusem, Maastricht, the Netherlands 

Foreigners Everywhere—curated by Ami Barak, Jewish Museum, Vienna, Austria 

Troubling Space: The Summer Sessions—curated by Helga Just Christoffersen and Natasha Llorens, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

Inside Out and From the Ground Up, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland OH

Abstract Everyday – Everyday Abstract—curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York NY 

When Attitudes Became Forms, Becomes Attitude—curated by Jens Hoffman, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco CA 

Status, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland 

Affective Turns?—organized by Phil Chang, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles CA

I Think and That is All I Am, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles CA 

Out of Control, NEST, The Hague, the Netherlands 

Devouring Time, Western Bridge, Seattle WA 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York NY 

More American Photographs—curated by Jens HoffmanMuseum of Contemporary Art, Denver CO 

 

2011 

Benefit for the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA 

Antidote 7, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France

Videowatercolors: Carel Balth Among His Contemporaries at the Henry Art Gallery, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA

The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA 

More American Photographs—curated by Jens HoffmanCCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco CA

the boy who robbed you a few minutes before arriving at the ball—curated by Kelley Walker, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany 

Human Nature, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA 

Elements of Chance, 2011 Montréal Biennale, Montréal, Canada 

After Images—curated by Fionn Meade, Musée Juif de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium 

Intimate Bureaucracies: Art and the Mail, University of Essex, Colchester, England 

Black Swan: The Exhibition—curated by Dominic Sidhu, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA 

The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City UT 

Anti-Photography—curated by Duncan Woolridge, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, England 

Catalogue of the Exhibition—curated by Bob Nickas, Triple V, Paris, France 

 

2010 

Bedtime for Bonzo—curated by Matthew Porter, M+B, Los Angeles CA 

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Performance/Video—curated by Jennifer Blessing and Nat Trotman, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York NY 

Pleated Blinds—curated by Ory Dessau, Petach Tikva Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel 

Let’s Dance, Musee d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA

The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 

Milk Drop Coronet, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria

On Mistakes, Restrictions, Failuresand other positive things, Gesellschaft Für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany 

Art on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro NC 

One Fine Morning in May . . . , Gesellschaft Für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany 

At Home / Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg—curated by Matthew Higgs, Center for Curatorial Studies Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale- on-Hudson, NY 

The Traveling Show, La Collección Júmex, Ecatepec, MexicoI Want to See How You See, Julia Stoschek Collection, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany 

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Performance/Video—curated by Jennifer Blessing and Nat Trotman, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Karl Haendel & Walead Beshty, Sheree Hovsepian, Barbara Kasten, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL (collaboration with Karl Haendel) 

Photogenic, Blanket, Vancouver, Canada

De Rigueur, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA 

Infinite Fold, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France 

A Very, Very Long Cat, Wallspace, New York, NY 

 

2009 

Radical Autonomy, Le Grand Café, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France

Noise—curated by Negar Azimi, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Lebanon 

Proposal (Nacht Und Tråume) for Stavanger—curated by Vincent Honoré, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway 

Hyperborean Manners, Rob Tufnell, London, England

New Photography: 2009—curated by Eva Respini, The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY 

Radical Autonomy—curated by Arno van Roosmalen, Le Grand Café, Centre d’Art Contemporain, St. Nazaire, France 

Prune – Abstracting Reality—curated by Kathy RyanFotografiemuseum Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

Elements of Photography—curated by Michael GreenThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL 

FIVE: Walead Beshty, Matthew Brannon, Wade Guyton, Sterling Ruby, and Kelley Walker, Baibakov Projects, Moscow, Russia (Ex. cat.) 

Still Revolution: Suspended in Time—curated by David Liss and Bonnie Rubenstein, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Ontario, Canada 

Our Mirage, Art:Concept, Paris, FrancePhot(o)bjects—curated by Bob Nickas, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 

Altermodern: The Tate Triennial—curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, The Tate Britain, London, England 

The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object, Sculpture Center, Long Island City NY 

A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NYPhotography in the Abstract—curated by Maureen Mahony, Lora Roberts Gallery, Austin TX 

To Be Determined, Andrew Kreps, New York NY 

The Photographic Object: between sculpture and photography—curated by Clare Grafik, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, England 

 

2008 

Now You See It—curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO 

Objects of Value—curated by Rene Morales, Miami Art Museum, Miami FL

The World Is All That Is The Case—curated by Arthur Ou, Hudson Franklin, New York NY 

2008 California Biennial—curated by Lauri Firstenberg, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA / Estacion, Tijuana, Mexico 

Number Two: Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany

Signs of the Time—curated by Elisabeth SussmanWhitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

The Light of the Virgo, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles CA 

the sickness of the hunting—curated by Gilbert PerleinMusée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France 

Word Event (After George Brecht)—curated by Maxine Kopsa and Roos GortzakKunsthalle Basel, Switzerland 

Los Angeles Confidential—curated by Sandra Patron, Centre d’ Art Contemporain, San Léger, France 

Open Sky, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, AustriaNo Room—curated by Mark Lee and Sharon JohnstonChristopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles CA 

When a clock is seen from the side it no longer tells the time, Johann Koenig, Berlin, Germany 

Please Stay Out We’re Open, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA 

Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago IL 

2008 Biennial Exhibition—curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. MominWhitney Museum of American Art, New York NY 

Facebook: Images of People in Photographs from the Collection—curated by Mary-Kay LombinoFrances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY 

Past-Forward—curated by Vincent Honoré, Project Space 176, The Zabludowicz Collection, London, England 

Le Retour, Nice & Fit, Berlin, Germany 

The Unfair Fair, 1:1 Projects, Rome, Italy

 

2007 

Two Years, Whitney Museum of Art, New York NY 

From a Distance—curated by Vincent Honoré, Wallspace, New York NY

Meanwhile in Baghdad—curated by Hamza WalkerThe Renaissance Society, Chicago IL 

I am Eyebeam—organized by Melanie Schiff and Lorelei Stewart, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL 

Anything You Want: Walead Beshty, Anne Collier, Annette Kelm, Pump House Gallery, London, England 

88:88, The Project, New York NY 

Concrete Works, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York NY 

Radiant City, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles CA 

Between Two Deaths—curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ensslin, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Imaging & Imagining California, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CAThe Trans-Aestheticization of Daily Life—curated by Peter Zellner, UCR Sweeney Gallery, Riverside CA 

The Backroom—curated by Magali Arriola, Kate Fowle and Renaud Proch, La Celda Contemporanea, Mexico City, Mexico, and Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France 

Secretariat—curated by Geof Oppenheimer, Aftermodern, San Francisco CA

Out of Body, Level B Gallery, Deutsche Bank, New York NY

Hammer Contemporary Collection Part I, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA 

Spectral Evidence—curated by Steven Lam, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY 

 

2006 

Looking Back: The White Columns Annual—curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York NY 

The California Biennial—curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, Karen Moss, and Rita Gonzalez, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA 

Studio City—curated by Efrat Shalem, Pescali & Sprovieri, London, England

Chaos or Control—curated by James Welling, UCLA School of Architecture Gallery, Los Angeles CA 

Dice Thrown (will never annul chance)—curated by João Ribas and Becky SmithBellwether, New York NY 

Walead Beshty, Roe Etheridge, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Stephen Shore, Christopher Williams, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium 

Bring the War Home—curated by Drew Heitzler, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York NY / QED, Los Angeles CA 

Walead Beshty, Kim Fisher, John Pylypchuk, Pae White, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles CA 

Studio City—curated by Efrat Shalem, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 

 

2005 

The New City: Sub/Urbia in Recent Photography—curated by Christina Kukielski, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY 

Champion Fine Art: 2003–2005—curated by Drew Heitzler and Flora Wiegmann, Art 2102, Los Angeles CA 

The Back Room—curated by Magali Arriola, Kate Fowle, and Renaud Proch, Los Angeles, CA 

Rub out the Word—curated by Michael Wilson, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn NY 

Gallery Exchange (with China Art Objects Galleries), Bowie Van Valen, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

Precious Moments—curated by Josh Kline, Joymore, Brooklyn NY 

Post No Bills—curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York NY

Bebe le Strange—curated by Rachel Uffner and Barb Choit, D’Amelio Terras, New York NY 

Sugartown, Participant Inc., New York NY 

Bucolica, Wallspace, New York NY 

Walead Beshty, Sean Landers, Erlea Maneros, JP Munroe, and Andy Ouchi, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles CA 

The ArtReview 25: Emerging US Artists—curated by Daniel Kunitz & João Ribas, Phillips, de Pury & Company, New York NY 

What Once Passed For Future or Landscapes of the Living Dead—curated by Magali Arriola, Art 2102, Los Angeles CA 

The February Show—curated by Chris Lipomi, Los Angeles CA

Manufactured Self—curated by Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago IL

 

2004 

UPSTREAM: Idea Drawings—curated by Chris LipomiHayworth Gallery, Los Angeles CA 

Inaugural Exhibition, Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles CA 

Buy American—curated by Joe Scanlan, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France 

Cool Intentions—curated by Alex IsraelSandroni.Rey, Los Angeles CA 

Behind Closed Doors, Katonah Museum of ArtKatonah NY 

Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art—curated by Rachel R. LafoDeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln MA 

 

2003 

Photography For People; For Us, Wallspace, New York, NY

Ad Hoc Artists Committee to End Israeli West-Bank Occupation, Knitting Factory, New York NY 

Anti-Social—curated by Mark Wyse, Wallspace, New York NY 

Control, Escape, Delete—curated by David Hilliard, Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City MO 

Photo ID—curated by Titia Hulst, Pelham Art Center, Pelham NY

 

 

Special projects

 

2016

Project, “ . . . ,” for the publication “House Is a House Is a House Is a House: Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee,” ed. Reto Geiser, Berlin: Birkhäuser

 

2015 

Symposium, Step into Liquid: Art and Art-History in the Post-Fordist Era—organized by Walead Beshty, with Rachel Heidenry and Eloise Maxwell on the occasion of Walead Beshty, Great Hall Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York, NY. Panel 1: Digitalization and the Aesthetics of Distribution; moderator: Tim Griffin, speakers: Claire Bishop, Bettina Funcke, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Ruba Katrib. Panel 2: Performativity and Methodology; moderator: Janet Kraynak, speakers: Alexander Alberro, Alex Kitnick, Robert Slifkin, and Christopher Wood.

 

Old News #9.5, Walead Beshty, Old News is a newsprint edition presenting a selection of articles and pictures from newspapers and magazines by international artist. Published on the occasion of Old News (again)—curated by Jacob Fabricius, Le Centre National Édition Art Image, Chatou, France. 

 

2010 

Day & Night—curated by Charlotte Sprogoe and Jesper Elg, public works group exhibition (in conjunction with the Danish Arts Council and the Municipality of Copenhagen on the occasion of the 2010 Copenhagen Photo Festival), Copenhagen, DenmarkSite-specific billboard installations 

 

2009 

Billboard Project, Dust (2007–2008), 2640 South La Cienega Boulevard, March 16–April 18, 2009, Los Angeles, California, 2640 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CASite-specific billboard at 2640 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (in conjunction with Passages, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA) 

Docent Workshop, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.Workshop with museum docents creating cyanotype photograms on the grounds of the Sculpture Garden (in conjunction with Legibility on Color Backgrounds, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.) 

 

2006

Film Screening, “24 hour Armageddon: A Cold War Slumber Party,” Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2006), Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany (2007), Kadist Foundation, Paris, France (2007), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2008), Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2012), Power Station, Dallas, TX (2013) 

24-hour screening of post-apocalyptic films from the Cold War-era 

 

 

Curation

 

2018

Picture Industry: A Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844–2018, Fondation LUMA, Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France

 

2017

Picture Industry, Bard CCS Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson NY

 

2016

Picture Industry, Systematically Open? New Forms for Contemporary Image Production, Fondation LUMA, Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France

 

2014 

A Machinery for Living, Petzel, New York, NY. Participants: Atelier EB, Lewis Baltz, Thomas Barrow, BassamFellows, Maurice Blanchot, Claire Fontaine, Jay DeFeo, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Morgan Fisher, Dan Flavin, Rudi Gernreich, Liam Gillick, Liz Glynn, Eileen Gray, Jan Groover, Rachel Harrison, Larry Johnson, Craig Kauffman, Romain Kremer, Sharon Lockhart, Lee Lozano, Josiah McElheny, Lucy McKenzie, Helen Pashgian, Raymond Pettibone, Francis Picabia, Stephen Prina, Paul Scheerbart, Barbara T. Smith, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Joaquim Tenreiro, Raoul Veneigem, Kelley Walker, James Welling, Henry Wessel, Franz West, and Christopher Williams. 

 

Organized project in collaboration with Kelley Walker, under the auspices of Again, Once Again, Many Times More—curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY. Participating Artists: Fia Backstrom, Matthew Brannon, Marcel Broodthaers, Luke Butler, Andrew Cameron, Anne Collier, Claire Fontaine, General Idea, Liz Glynn, Michael Gonzalez, Wade Guyton, Larry Johnson and John Baldesarri, Annette Kelm, Martin Kippenberger, Konrad Klapheck, Todd Kreher, Erlea Maneros Zabala, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucy McKenzie, John Miller, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Seth Price, Stephen Prina, Miljohn Ruperto, Michael Schmidt, Paul Shartis, Stephen Shore, Bali Alessandra Smith, Josh Smith, Erik van Lieshout, Mark Verabioff, James Welling, and Christopher Williams. 

 

2013 

On the Matter of Abstraction (figs. A & B): Parallel Exhibitions of Post-War Non-Figurative Art from the Collection, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA—in collaboration with Rose Art Museum Director Christopher Bedford. Rose Art Museum Permanent Collection. Participating Artists: Richard Anuszkiewicz, Ronald Bladen, Ross Bleckner, Mark Bradford, Calvin Brown, Anthony Caro, Sarah Charlesworth, Judy Chicago, Bruce Conner, Porforio DiDonna, Tina Feingold, Ruth Peedin Fields, Helen Frankenthaler, Charline von Heyl, Hans Hofmann, Douglas Huebler, Fritz Glarner, Philip Guston, Al Held, Jasper Johns, Asger Jorn, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Sol Lewitt, Alexander Liberman, Morris Louis, Robert Mangold, Conrad Marca-Relli, Agnes Martin, Ana Mendieta, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Alfonso Ossorio, Roxy Paine, Judy Pfaff, Rona Pondick, Lawrence Poons, Robert Rauschenberg, David Reed, Richard Serra, David Smith, Leon Polk Smith, Jessica Stockholder, Aldo Tambellini, and Jean Xceron. 

 

Blind Spot Magazine, No. 46, guest editor. Participating Artists: Mel Bochner, Andrew Cameron, Liz Deschenes, Daniel Everett, Morgan Fisher, Wade Guyton, Karl Haendel, Ulrik Heltoft, Luisa Lambri, Elad Lassry, Daniel Lefcourt, Erlea Maneros Zabala, Lucy McKenzie, Jack Pierson, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan, Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Rooij, Miljohn Ruperto, Michael Snow, Kelley Walker, and Christopher Williams. 

 

2010 

Sunless, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom. Participating Artists: Peter Alexander, Thom Andersen, Lewis Baltz, Thomas Barrow, Larry Bell, Bruce Conner, Mary Corse, Jay DeFeo, John Divola, Morgan Fisher, Wally Hedrick, Robert Heinecken, Craig Kauffman, Helen Pashgian, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, and James Welling. 

 

Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That), Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Participating Artists: Tauba Auerbach, Thomas Barrow, Carol Bove, Troy Brauntuch, Tony Conrad, Abraham Cruzvillegas, De Rijke / De Rooij, Liz Deschenes, Isa Genzken, Wade Guyton, Robert Heinecken, Charline Von Heyl, Karen Kilimnik, Imi Knoebel, Michael Krebber, Glenn Ligon, Erlea Maneros Zabala, Albert Oehlen, Manfred Pernice, Seth Price, Richard Prince, Josephine Pryde, R. H. Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Miljohn Ruperto, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Kelley Walker, James Welling, Christopher Williams, and Christopher Wool. 

 

2007 

There is Always a Background / CMYK, curated project of magazine based works for Cabinet Magazine, Fall. Participating Artists: Matthew Brannon, Morgan Fisher, Liam Gillick, Amy Granat, Elin Hansdottir & Darri Lorenzen, Leslie Hewitt, Corey McCorkle, and James Welling. 

 

2006 

The Gold Standard—co-curated with Bob Nickas, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY. Participating Artists: John Armleder, Andisheh Avini, Barry X Ball, Marcel Broodthaers, Tim Davis, Thomas Demand, Jessica Diamond, Sylvie Fleury, Felisa Funes, Piero Golia, Wayne Gonzales, Kent Henricksen, Thomas Hirschhorn, Fred Holland, Alfredo Jaar, Annette Kelm, Terence Koh, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Lawler, Daniel Lefcourt, Sherrie Levine, John Miller, Geof Oppenheimer, Mai-Thu Perret, Paul Pfeiffer, Seth Price, Rob Pruitt, David Ratcliff, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Haim Steinbach, Sturtevant, Vincent Szarek, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker, James Welling, and Eric Wesley. 

 

2005 

Invisible Hands and The Common Good, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. Participating Artists: Joe Scanlan, Stephen Shore, Kelley Walker, James Welling, Eric Wesley, and Carey Young. 

Pictures Are The Problem, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY. Participating Artists: Øystein Aasan, Shannon Ebner, Isa Genzken, Chris Lipomi, Erlea Maneros Zabala, Emily Newman, Jesse Reed, Martha Rosler, Erika Vogt, Kelley Walker, and Lawrence Weiner. 

 

 

Public Collections

 

Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA 

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 

Art Institute of Chicago IL

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD 

Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France 

Francis Lehmann Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 

Guggenheim Museum, New York NY 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA 

Miami Museum of Art, Miami FL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA 

Museum of Modern Art, New York NY 

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA 

Neuberger Berman Art Collection, New York NY 

Pérez Art Museum Miami FL

Rose Art Museum, Brandies University, Waltham MA 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA 

Tate, London, England

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor MI

United States Department of State Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan 

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England 

 

 

Walead Beshty