• 15.11.2018 - Glenn Ligon: 'The Artist's Voice', in conversation with Jason Moran

    15.11.2018 - Glenn Ligon: 'The Artist's Voice', in conversation with Jason Moran

    Talk:  'The Artist's Voice', Glenn Ligon in conversation with Jason Moran, jazz pianist

     

    ICA Boston, Boston MA

    15 November 2018, 7pm

     

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  • Blue Black Curated by Glenn Ligon at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St Louis

    Blue Black Curated by Glenn Ligon at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St Louis

    Blue Black Curated by Glenn Ligon

     

    Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St Louis

     9 June - 7 October, 2017

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  • Glenn Ligon to be honoured at Nottingham Contemporary‚Äôs Inaugural Gala Dinner

    Glenn Ligon to be honoured at Nottingham Contemporary’s Inaugural Gala Dinner

    Inaugural Fundraising Gala Dinner

    Nottingham Contemporary

    28 April, 2017

     

    Nottingham Contemporary will honour contemporary artist Glenn Ligon as one of the most important artists of his generation at their Inaugural Fundraising Gala Dinner. 

  • Lynda Benglis, Glenn Ligon, Amy Sillman and Kelley Walker: Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at Museum Brandhorst, Munich

    Lynda Benglis, Glenn Ligon, Amy Sillman and Kelley Walker: Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at Museum Brandhorst, Munich

    Painting 2.o:Expression in the Information Age

    14 November, 2015 - 30 April, 2016

    Museum Brandhorst

     

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  • Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Tate Liverpool

    Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Tate Liverpool

    Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions

    June 30 - October 18, 2015

    Tate Liverpool

     

    One of the most significant American artists of his generation creates an autobiographical art history, bringing together artworks he references, and his own work. 

     

     

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  • Walead Beshty, Glenn Ligon and Steve McQueen: Venice Biennale 2015

    Walead Beshty, Glenn Ligon and Steve McQueen: Venice Biennale 2015

    Congratulations to Walead BeshtyGlenn Ligon and Steve McQueen on their participation in 

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

    9 May - 22 November, 2015

      

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  • Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Nottingham Contemporary

    Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Nottingham Contemporary

    Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions

    April 3 - June 11, 2015

    Nottingham Contemporary


    One of the most significant American artists of his generation creates an autobiographical art history, bringing together artworks he references, and his own work. 

     

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  • Glenn Ligon: Call and Response

    Glenn Ligon: Call and Response

    Glenn Ligon: Call and Response

    October 10 2014- January 11, 2015

    Camden Arts Centre, London


    Over the autumnal months, Camden Arts Centre presents Glenn Ligon: Call and Response, the first exhibition in a UK public gallery for the celebrated American artist.

     

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  • Glenn Ligon at the Berlin Biennale

    Glenn Ligon at the Berlin Biennale

    Berlin Biennale

    May 29- August 3, 2014

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  • Glenn Ligon: winner of the 18th annual Medal Award

    Glenn Ligon: winner of the 18th annual Medal Award

    Awarded for the first time in 1996, the annual Medal Award of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (SMFA) is a prize rewarding exceptional artists and important art supporters for their involvement and influence in the art world. This year, the SMFA will award contemporary artist Glenn Ligon during a ceremony scheduled for 20 May 2013.

     

    The artist is known for his works using different media, namely painting, neon lights, installations, videos and printing that explore the topics of sexuality, depiction, race or language. He uses suggestive texts, quotations issued from culturally and historically important publications of artists such as James Baldwin, Jean Genet and Zora Neale Hurston. Through his work, Ligon explores the cultural heritage of America and replaces it with the context of contemporary life.

     

    Born in 1960 in Bronx, Glenn Ligon currently lives and works in New York. He graduated from the Wesleyan University in 1982. He had solo shows, namely at the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington (1993), at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (1996), at the St. Louis Art Museum (2000), at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2001), at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York (2003) and at the Power Plant in Toronto (2005). He has also exhibited internationally on the occasion of big group events.