Glenn Ligon




Selected Monographs and Solo Exhibition Catalogues



Untitled (America)/ Debris Field/ Synecdoche/ Notes for a Poem on the Third World. Text by Molesworth, Helen, Robin Coste Lewis, Hamza Walker and Glenn Ligon. Los Angeles: Regen Projects, 2019



Debris Field/Notes for a Poem on the Third World/Soleil Nègre. Text by Sara Nadal-Melsió with poems by Gregg Bordowitz. Paris: Galerie Chantal Crousel, 2018

Glenn Ligon: Untitled (I Am a Man). Text by Gregg Bordowitz. London: Afterall, 2018



Negro Sunshine. Tokyo: Rat Hole Gallery, 2016



Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions. Texts by Gregg Bordowitz, Alex Farquharson, Glenn Ligon, and Francesco Manacorda. London: Tate Publishing, 2015



Glenn Ligon: Come Out. Text by Megan Ratner. London: Ridinghouse. 



Glenn Ligon: Neon. Text by Glenn Ligon and Jason Moran. New York: Luhring Augustine.



Rothkopf, Scott ed.  Glenn Ligon: AMERICA. Texts by Hilton Als, Okwui Enwezor, Saidiya Hartman, Bennett Simpson, Franklin Sirmans, and Scott Rothkopft. Interview with Glenn Ligon by Thelma Golden. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, distributed by Yale University Press.



Glenn Ligon: Figure/Paysage/Marine. Text by Wayne Koestenbaum. Paris: Galerie Yvon Lambert, 2008



Baerwaldt, Wayne and Thelma Golden eds. Glenn Ligon – Some Changes. Texts by Darby English, Wayne Koestenbaum, Huey Copeland, and Mark Nash. Interview with Glenn Ligon and Stephen Andrews. Toronto: The Power Plant, 2005



Glenn Ligon: Text Paintings: 1990–2004. Interview with Glenn Ligon and Malik Gaines. Los Angeles: Regen Projects, 2004



Coloring: New Work by Glenn Ligon. Texts by Wayne Koestenbaum and Olukemi Ilesanmi. Interview with Joan Rothfuss, Olukemi Ilesanmi, and Glenn Ligon. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2001



Glenn Ligon: Unbecoming. Texts by Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Meyer, and Thelma Golden. Interview with Glenn Ligon and Byron Kim. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania, 1998



Selected Books and Group Exhibition Catalogues



Chambers, Eddie. The Routledge Companion to African American Art History. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020. 

Elstob, Isobel. "The End Is the Beginning and Lies Far Ahead." Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020 pp. 233-248.



Bedford, Christopher and Katy Siegel. Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Museum of Art, 2019 

English, Darby and Charlotte Barat. Among Others: Blackness at MoMA. New York: MoMA, 2019            

Mukherjee, Roopali, Sarah Banet-Weiser and Herman Grey, eds. Racism Postrace. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019

Weinberg, Jonathan. Art After Stonewall. New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2019



Boris, Stacy, ed. Art AIDS America Chicago. Chicago: Alphawood Foundation, 2018

Cafritz, Peggy Cooper. Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art. New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018

Naeem, Asma. Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Washington DC: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 2018



Coppel, Stephen, Catherine Daunt and Susan Tallman. American dream: from pop to present. London: Thames and Hudson, 2017

Gaines, Malik. Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible. New York: New York University Press, 2017



English, Darby. 1971: A Year in the Life of Color. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016

Goodyear, Anne Collins. This is a Portrait If I Say So: Re-imagining Representation in American Art, 1912-Today. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016

Martin, Courtney J., ed. Four Generations The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art. New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co, 2016



Beckwith, Naomi and Dieter Roelstraete. The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015

Hochdrfer, Achim, et al. Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age. New York: Prestel, 2015

Phaidon Editors. The Body of Art. London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 2015



Gaitán, Juan. 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Ostfilderum: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014

Macel, Christine, ed. A History: Art, Architecture, Design from the 1980s Until Today. Paris: Centre Pompidou, Flammarion, 2014

Rankine, Claudia. Citizen An American Lyric. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2014



Copeland, Huey. "Glenn Ligon and the Matter of Fugitivity." in Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery and the Sites of Blackness In Multicultural America. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2013 pp. 108-150

Lord, Catherine and Richard Meyer. Art & Queer Culture. London: Phaidon, 2013

Walker, Hamza, ed. Black Is, Black Ain’t. Chicago: The Renaissance Society, 2013



Rosenthal, Mark. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012

Rugoff, Ralph. Invisible: Art About the Unseen 1957-2012. London: Hayward Publishing, 2012

Sollins, Susan and Susan Dowling. Art21: Art in the 21st Century, Volume 6. Produced by Susan Sollins and Eve Moros Ortega. PBS video.



Birnbaum, Daniel et al. Defining Contemporary Art–25 years in 200 pivotal artworks. London: Phaidon, 2011

Koestenbaum, Wayne. Humiliation. New York: Picador, 2011

Touré. Who's afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now. New York: Free Press, 2011



Cooke, Lynne, Douglas Crimp, Kristin Poor. Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the present. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, 2010

Katz, Jonathan D. and David C. Ward. Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2010

Scott, Darieck. Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination. New York: New York University Press, 2010



Beckwith, Naomi. 30 Seconds Off an Inch. New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2009

Evans, David. Appropriation. London: Whitechapel Gallery; Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2009

Rattemeyer, Christian. Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009



Enwezor, Okwui. Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art. New York: International Center for Photography; Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2008

The 7th Gwangju Biennale. Gwangju, South Korea: Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2008

Rattemeyer, Christian. Lines, Grids, Stains, Words: Minimal Art Drawings from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2008



Davidson, Susan. Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation. London: Merrell; New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Chicago: Terra Foundation for American Art, 2007

English, Darby. "Painting Problems." in How to See A Work of Art in Total Darkness. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007 pp. 200-54

Pasternak, Anne, Michael Brenson, and Ruth A Peltason. Creative Time: The Book: 33 Years of Public Art in New York. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007



Cooke, Lynne. Jurassic Technologies Revenant. Sydney: The Biennial, 2006

Ellipse Foundation. Contemporary Art Collection. Canéjan, France: Ellipse Foundation Contemporary, 2006

Tawadros, Gilane. Brighton Photo Biennial. Brighton: Photoworks / Brighton Photo Biennial, 2006



Baume, Nicholas, ed. Getting Emotional. Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art, 2005

Kantor, Jordan. Drawing from the Modern, 1975–2005. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2005

Oliver, Valerie Cassel. Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art since 1970. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2005



Bois, Yve-Alain, and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh et al. Art Since 1900. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004

Dennison, Lisa and Nancy Spector. Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2004

Nash, Mark. Experiments with Truth. Philadelphia: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 2004



Dennison, Lisa, Nancy Spector, and Joan Young. Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; London: Thames & Hudson, 2003

Fusco, Coco and Brian Wallis, eds. Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self. New York: International Center of Photography in association with Harry N. Abrams, 2003

Grynsztejn, Madeleine. Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2003



Herkenhoff, Paulo. Tempo. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2002

Meyer, Richard. Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth Century American Art. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2002

Smith, Elizabeth A.T. Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: Selected Works from the MCA Collection. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002



Morsiani, Paola. Subject Plural: Crowds in Contemporary Art. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2001

Muhammad, Erika Dalya. Race in Digital Space. New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2001

Siegel, Katy. Everybody Now: The Crowd in Contemporary Art. New York: The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, 2001



Hiller, Susan. Dream Machines. London: National Touring Exhibitions, 2000

Man + Space: Gwangju Biennale 2000. Gwangju: Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2000

Temkin, Ann, Susan Rosenberg, and Michael Taylor. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2000



Broadhead, Caroline, and Lynne Cooke. Life Cycles. Leipzig, Germany: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, 1999

Carlozzi, Annette DiMeo. Negotiating Small Truths. Austin: The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Friis-Hansen, Dana. Other Narratives. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 1999

Phillips, Lisa. The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950–2000. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W. W. Norton, 1999



Brooke, Kaucyila, and Michael Anton Budd et al. The Passionate Camera: Photography and Bodies of Desire. Deborah Bright, ed. New York: Routledge, 1998

Godfrey, Tony. Conceptual Art. London: Phaidon, 1998

Perée, Rob. Postcards from Black America. Amsterdam: Con Rumore, 1998



Celant, Germano, ed. Future, Present, Past: XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte. Venice: La Biennale di Venezia; Milan: Electa, 1997

Decter, Joshua. a/drift. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Bard College, 1997

Sobel, Dean. Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1997

Weibel, Peter. Inklusion: Exklusion, Versuch einer neuen Kartografie der Kunst im Zeitalter von Postkolonialismus und globaler Migration. Cologne: DuMont Buchverlag, 1997



Horne, Peter and Reina Lewis, eds. Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Culture. London: Routledge, 1996

Warner, Marina. The Inner Eye: Art Beyond the Visible. London: National Touring Exhibitions, 1996

Wye, Deborah. Thinking Print: Books to Billboards 1980–1995. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1996



Herkenhoff, Paul. XI Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba/Mostra America. Curitiba, Brazil: Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Preifeitura da Cidade, 1995

Farr, Ragnar, ed. Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference, and Desire. London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1995

Perchuk, Andrew and Helaine Posner. The Masculine Masquerade: Masculinity and Representation. Cambridge, MA: MIT List Visual Arts Center / MIT Press, 1995

Sobel, Dean. 25 Americans: Painting in the 90s. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1995



Baerwaldt, Wayne. Dark O’Clock. Winnipeg: Plug-In Editions, 1994

Golden, Thelma. Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994

Rugoff, Ralph. Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia. New York: Independent Curators Incorporated, 1994



Philbrick, Jane. The Return of the Cadavre Exquis. New York: The Drawing Center, 1993

Solomon-Godeau, Abigail and Constance D. Lewallen. Mistaken Identities. Santa Barbara: University of California, 1993

Sussman, Elisabeth. 1993 Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1993



Colpitt, Frances and Phyllis Plous. Knowledge: Aspects of Conceptual Art. Santa Barbara: University Art Museum, University of California, 1992

Cooke, Lynne, Bice Curiger, and Greg Hilty. Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art. London: The South Bank Centre; New York: Parkett. [German edition, Doubletake: kollektives Gedächtnis & heutige Kunst, Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien.], 1992

Rose, Bernice. Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawings. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1992



Armstrong, Richard, John G. Hanhardt, Richard Marshall, and Lisa Phillips. 1991 Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991 

Jones, Kellie, Tom Sokolowski, and Sarat Maharaj. Interrogating Identity. New York: Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, 1991

Kwon, Miwon. Positions of Authority: Leone & Macdonald, Glenn Ligon, Judith Weinperson. Interview. New York: Art in General. Exhibition brochure, 1991