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Lost at Sea connotes the timeless struggle of man versus nature, overcoming challenges, shipwrecks and ghosts, and the idealized notion of isolation and alienation invoked during the Romantic era. Juxtaposing the old with the new, the term could additionally stand as a metaphor for an individual’s navigation through the societal shifts resulting from today’s political, economic, and social changes. The exhibition features five contemporary artists: Thomas Bangsted, Tony de los Reyes, Aaron Morse, Arthur Ou, and Yinka Shonibare, MBE whose diverse works delve into the myths of the sea and its relationship in contemporary culture. Thomas Bangsted’s photographs render a world governed by ecological instability and technological fallibility. The predominant subject is the landscape and its aquatic counterpart, as it is located at the crossroads between nature and society. Tony de los Reyes creates work based on Herman Melville’s 1851 classic Moby-Dick. Images of whaling ships, the sea, Americana and abstract/symbolic interpretations form a critique of the novel which he renders in paintings, drawings and sculptures. Aaron Morse merges together images from history, mythology, animals, people, and ocean scenery. His paintings are created by mixing acrylic, watercolor, and oils which together form a surface tension evocative of ecological vulnerability and social memory. Arthur Ou directly disrupts the material of the photographic negative by physically creasing and crumpling the negatives, creating irregular lines that intersect with the random patterns of the ocean waves. This direct intervention on the negative attempts to elicit a tension between the abstract markings (chemical or physical) and the inherent beauty of the sea. Yinka Shonibare, MBE explores issues of race and class through a range of media that includes sculpture, painting, photography, and installation art, often incorporating batik fabric as an element to signify western European colonial history and its effects on African culture.


Thomas Bangsted Sweepstakes Photograph and offset print 41 x 30 in. (42 x 31 in. framed) Edition of 5 2006 3448


Thomas Bangsted Anchor Bay Photograph and offset print 58 3/4 x 72 in. Edition of 3 2006/2008 3449


Thomas Bangsted Norland Photograph and offset print 43 x 77 1/8 in. Edition of 6 2006 3450


Tony de los Reyes The Needle Ink and oil on linen 114 x 84 in. 2010 3880


Tony de los Reyes The Needle (study) Ink and oil on linen 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. 2009 3881


Tony de los Reyes 1851 Ink and oil on linen 33 1/2 x 56 1/2 in. 2009 3882


Tony de los Reyes The Prophet Polyester resin, wood, and aluminum 42 1/2 x 53 x 73 in. Edition of 2 with 1 AP 2009 3883


Aaron Morse Maritime (Color Variant #1) Acrylic, watercolor, and oil on rice paper 33 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. 2008 3825


Aaron Morse Maritime (Color Variant #2) Acrylic and oil on paper 33 1/2 x 23 in. 2008 3826


Aaron Morse Ocean Ecology Watercolor on paper 95 x 29 in. 2008 3827


Aaron Morse Jonah Watercolor and pencil on paper 19 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. 2006 3828


Aaron Morse Angel of the Deluge Watercolor on paper 29 5/8 x 22 in. 2008 3829


Aaron Morse Sailors Watercolor and pencil on paper 15 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. 2006 3830


Aaron Morse Survivors Watercolor and pencil on paper 8 1/4 x 11 in. 2005 3831


Aaron Morse Ocean Watercolor on paper 6 x 5 3/4 in. 2009 3832


Aaron Morse Jonah’s Ocean Oil on linen 24 x 30 in. 2007 3833


Arthur Ou Untitled (Ocean Wave 1) Fujiflex print mounted on aluminum 16 x 20 in. (29 x 33 in. framed) 2009 3887


Arthur Ou Untitled (Ocean Wave 2) Fujiflex print mounted on aluminum 16 x 20 in. (29 x 33 in. framed) 2009 3888


Arthur Ou Untitled (Ocean Wave 3) Fujiflex print mounted on aluminum 16 x 20 in. (29 x 33 in. framed) 2009 3889


Arthur Ou Untitled (Ocean Wave 6) Fujiflex print mounted on aluminum 16 x 20 in. (29 x 33 in. framed) 2009 3890


Yinka Shonibare, MBE La MĂŠduse C-print mounted on sintra board 40 x 52 in. 2008 Number 5 in an edition of 10 3891


Thomas Bangsted Born: 1976, Denmark

EDUCATION 2007 Yale University, MFA 2005 Goldsmiths College/University of London, Fine Art 2004 The Glasgow School of Art, BA(Hons) Fine Art SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010 Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark 2007 Thomas Bangsted - Nye Fotografier, Galleri Hornbæk, Hornbæk, Denmark 2006 Rustic by Chance, SPARK, Copenhagen 2005 Thomas Bangsted - The Open Studio, The University of Derby, Derby SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Lost at Sea, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2009 If Night is a Weed and Day Grows Less, Howard House, Seattle Prague Biennale 4 – The Newest New York, Karlin Hall, Prague, (CZ) A Winter’s Tale, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark Art Connections, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, USA 2008 NYPH 08 - New York Photo Festival, Tierney Fellows 2007, Tobacco Warehouse Pavilion, DUMBO, New York USA 2007 SALON#1 - Danish Art NOW!, Lauritz Kunsthal, Copenhagen Yale 2007 MFA Photography, Danziger Projects, New York Looking The Other Way, The Drake, Toronto, curated by Mia Nielsen Yale MFA Thesis, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, USA New Insight, Art Chicago 2007, Chicago, curated by Susanne Ghez The Animal Show, Galleri Hornbæk, Hornbæk, Denmark 2006 Landscapades – A War on Terra?, Under Milk Wood Gallery, London, curated by Paul Pieroni Young Danish Photography 2006, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen 2005 Peculiar Encounters, EC Artspace, The Old Abattoir, London, curated by Sarah Dwyer and Laura Green Postgraduate Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London We Live in This Concrete Basin, S1Artspace, Sheffield, curated by Michelle Cotton 2004 New Contemporaries 2004, The Curve Gallery - Barbican Center, London, Selected by Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Brian Griffits & Kate Bush New Contemporaries 2004, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool BraveArt 04, The Atrium Gallery, London Terra Nova II, The Mackintosh Gallery - GSA, Glasgow 2003 We Could be Heroes, Where the Monkey Sleeps, Glasgow Market Gallery, Glasgow 2000 The Spring Exhibition 2000, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen

BIBLIOGRAPHY 2009 Kunsten.Nu, Sara Trier, “Et Vintermareridt“, 6 Feb, 2009 Politiken, Trine Ross, “På Eventyr i Kunsten“, 4 Feb, 2009 Berlingske Tidende, Astrid la Cour, “Vinterstemning“, 4 Feb, 2009 2008 The Daily Telegraph, Drusilla Beyfus, “New York Photo Festival: The Big Picture Show“, May 5, 2008 2007 Chicago Tribune, “Satelite Shows Sometimes Gets Lost in Space“, April 27, 2007 2006 TimeOut London, Martin Herbert, “Landscapades – A War on Terra?“, Dec 15, SeeSaw, “Rustic by Chance“, www.seesawmagazine.com, No, 5, Nov 2006 Politiken, “Billeder fra Tomhedens Land“, 3 Aug, 2006 Jyllandsposten, “Tomhed og Natur“, 27 Juli, 2006 Fotografisk Center, Lars Schwander, “Young Danish Photography 2006“, 2005 ArtReview, Lupe Nunez-Fernandez, “A Firm Hold on the Future, Oct/Nov 2005 2004 Bloombergs New Contemporaries 2004, Catalogue, 2004 AWARDS The Danish Arts Council, 2008 The Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, Yale University, 2007 The Tierney Family Foundation Fellowship, New York, 2007 The Danish Arts Council, 2007 The Danish Arts Council, 2006 Prins Joachims & Prinsesse Alexandras Foundation, Copenhagen, 2005 The Warden’s Purchase Price, Goldsmiths College/University of London, 2005 The Newbery Medal, The Glasgow School of Art, 2004 The John D. Kelly Memorial Prize, The Glasgow School of Art, 2001


Tony de los Reyes

Born: 1960, Los Angeles CA EDUCATION MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA BFA, California State University, Northridge, CA SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2009 The Prophet, Howard House, Seattle, WA 2008 Ahab’s America, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2007 American Baroque: Ruminations on Moby-Dick, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA 2006 Or The Whale, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Imago Sea, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2005 The Sea is the Ghost of the World, Howard House, Seattle, WA The Last Archipelago, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2004 The Strange Tale of Near and Far, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY Studying the Strange Tale of Near and Far, Michael’s, Santa Monica, CA 2003 Ingenious Kingdom, Howard House, Seattle, WA Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2002 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Excepts From The Porcelain Pavilion, Howard House, Seattle, WA 2001

rrocococo, Artplace, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Lost at Sea, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2008 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC In-between Air, Land and Sea, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA Weekend Warrior, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA 2007 Mar Vista, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA 2006 Major Drawings, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2005 A Great Mania, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID Very Early Pictures, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery at CSULA, Los Angeles, CA Welcome 2 the Jungle, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY 2004 100% Acid Free, curator Micaela Giovanotti, White Columns, New York, NY Landscape, Rena Bransten, San Francisco, CA Fantasticism, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Mail-In, London Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2003 The Art of Thought, curator: Kim Abeles, Angels Gate, San Pedro, CA 6 Booths in 7 Weeks, film, Grand Central Art Center, Cal State University Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA 2002 The Frustrated Landscape, curator: Tyler Stallings, Guggenheim Art Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA Full Nelson Four Performance Festival, Palace Theater, Los Angeles, CA Open, curator: Chris Miles, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA Space (+/-) 4, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES 2007 Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA California State University at Northridge, CA 2006 Painting’s Edge, Idyllwild, CA University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 2005 Howard House, Seattle, WA Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada BIBLIOGRAPHY Newhouse, Kristina. “Tony de los Reyes: Ahab’s America,” X-Tra, Volume 11, Number 2, Winter 2008: 27-32, ills.. Mizota, Sharon. “Tony de los Reyes,” ArtNews, Volume 107, Number 6, June 2008: 138-139, ill. Frank, Peter. “Falling Together,” LA Weekly, Volume 30, No. 21, April 11-17, 2008: 51, ill. Leslie, Richard. “LA Art FAir,” Art Nexus, No. 65, Volume 6, 2007: 114. Nys Dambrot, Shana. “Tony de los Reyes,” Modern Painters, November 2006: 104-105, ill. Duncan, Michael. “Critics Picks: Opening Salvos in LA,” Art in America, November 2006: 76-79, ill. Hebron, Micol. “Critic’s Picks: Tony de los Reyes,” Artforum.com, September 2006, ill. Frank, Peter. “Major Drawings at Carl Berg Gallery,” ArtWeek, April 2006: 18. Ollman, Leah. “The definition of drawing, expanded,” Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2006, ill. Duncan, Michael. “Tony de los Reyes at Carl Berg,” Art in America, January 2006: 128, ill. Enriquez, Luca. “Exploration and deconstruction,” The Seattle Times, December 16, 2005: 521, ill. Bossick, Karen. “Honoring the Legacy of Delftware,” Wood River Journal, July 13, 2005. Dugan, Dana. “Delftware made deftly,” Idaho Mountain Express, July 13, 2005: C1,C9, ill. Knight, Christopher. “The Deft Look of Delftware,” Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2005, ill. Sholis, Brian. “Los Angeles Critic’s Picks: Tony de los Reyes,” artforum.com, February 2005, ill. Jana, Reena. “100% Acid Free at White Columns,” Art on Paper, March/April 2005. Johnson, Ken. “Tony de los Reyes,” New York Times, October 22, 2004. Korotkin, Joyce B. “The Neo-Baroque Era,” Tema Celeste, July/August 2004: 38-45, ill. Roth, Charlene. “Mail-In Show at London Street Projects,” Artweek, March 2004: 22, ill. Hackett, Regina. “The Sky’s the Limit at Howard House,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, October 31, 2003: 16, ill. Wood, Eve. “To Move the Stars,” Essay for The Frustrated Landscape, 2002. Walsh, Daniella. “Scenery as Metaphor,” Orange County Register, September 15, 2002. Crotty, Benjamin. “Excerpts From the Porcelain Pavilion,” Tablet, July 2002, ill. Josslin, Victoria. “Puttin’ on the Style: Tony de los Reyes at Howard House,” artdish.com, July 2002. Demetre, Jim. “Tony de los Reyes,” Seattle Weekly, June 13-19, 2002: 74, ill. Roth, Charlene. “Tony de los Reyes at Artplace,” Artweek, Vol. 32, Issue 7/8, July/August 2001, ills.


Aaron Morse

Born: 1974, Tuscon, AZ Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA EDUCATION 1998 MFA, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1996 BFA, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2009 ACME., Los Angeles, CA 2008 Story of Man, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY Timeline, Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2007 The City on a Hill, ACME., Los Angeles, CA 2006 The War is Over, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY 2005 New Works, ACME., Los Angeles, CA 2003 Origins, ACME., Los Angeles, CA 1998 Tangeman Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1999 Designs for Storybook, Film, Animation, 840 Gallery, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1996 Tyrant Figures, Union Gallery, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Lost at Sea, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2009 Glue, Paper, Scissors, Luckman Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles, CA Prescriptions, ACME., Los Angeles, CA 2008 The Old, Weird America, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX 2007 Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS Fata Morgana, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany Promised Land, curated by Elizabeth M. Grady, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY I Will be Alright, Country Club Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Mirage, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Koln, Germany Kairos!, Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Old, Weird America, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston Texas 2006 Twice Drawn, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York 2005 The General’s Jamboree, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY Liquid Los Angeles: Currents of Contemporary Watercolor Painting, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA L.A. Times, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA 2004 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC American Stars n’ Bars, Chapman University, Orange, CA Some Forgotten Place, Matrix 213, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA Nature, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2003 Women Beware Women, curated by David Rimanelli, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2002 2000 1999 1994

ACME. @ Inman, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX Inside Scoop, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Miles Coolidge, Kevin Hanley, Darcy Huebler, & Aaron Morse, ACME.,Los Angeles, CA California 10 Contemporary, Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL International Paper, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Papers, ACME., Los Angeles, CA New Art from L.A., Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – New Art from L.A., Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY Sail, ACME., Los Angeles, CA Strolling Through An Ancient Shrine and Garden, ACME., Los Angeles, CA Stacked, Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH Faster Than A Speeding Bullet: Superheroes in Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH Built, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH Chicago Underground Film Festival, Belmont Theatre, Chicago, IL Scope2, Artists Space, New York, NY Interactive Media Exhibition, 840 Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH The Performance and Time Arts Series, Dance Hall, Cincinnati, OH Copyright Infringements Video Festival, DiLeia Contemporary Gallery, Cincinatti, OH This Is..., Machine Shop Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Chaperone, DiLeia Contemporary Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Art Tees, Gallery Ten, Rockford, IL Mimesis II, Central Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ Death Matters, Joseph Gross Gallery, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

BIBLIOGRAPHY Carlin, T.J. “Aaron Morse, ‘Story of Man,’ Timeout New York, November 2 - December 3, 2008. Kamps, Toby. The Old, Weird America, Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, pp. 20, 100-05, 152. Kukielski, Tina. “Aaron Morse,” Hammer Projects (exhibition brochure), Los Angeles, CA: Hammer Museum of Art. Satorius, Katherice. “Aaron Morse at the Hammer Museum,” Artweek, vol. 39, issue 5, June, pp.19-20. Ehrenreich, Ben. Fata Morgana: Watercolors by Tomory Dodge, Portia Hein, Monica Majoli, Aaron Morse, Melissa Thorne, and Tam Van Tran. Los Angeles: Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, 2007. Schwendener, Martha. “Promised Land,” New York Times, July 20, 2007, B25. Wood, Eve. “Aaron Morse,” Artillery, May 2007, p. 34. Kahlenberg, Sara. “Working for the Man?” Artslant, February 19, 2007. “Aaron Morse,” Flaunt, October, No. 78, pp. 74-77. 2005 Wood, Eve. “Aaron Morse,” Art Papers, July-August, p. 55. 2004 Zuckerman Jacobson, Heidi. Matrix 213: Some Forgotten Place, Exhibition Catalogue Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA Jones, Leslie “Step into Liquid: Contemporary Watercolor Painting in Los Angeles,” Art on Paper, July-August, p.40-45, illus. p.44. Rimanelli, David. Women Beware Women, New York: Deitch Projects, 2003.


Pagel, David. “The Past’s View of the Past Made New: Aaron Morse at ACME.,” Los Angeles Times, October 24, p. E28. Martin, Philip. “international paper,” tema celeste, number 97, p. 83. Morse, Aaron. “Self-portrait,” tema celeste, number 96, Summer, p. 80-81, illus. Knight, Christopher. “Drawing, Not Toeing, the Line,” Los Angeles Times, February 7, p. E30. Featured Artist, “Big Bang: When Science & Poetry Collide,” Conduit, Fall. SPECIAL PROJECTS 2006 Selected Artist, Limited Edition print for Prints & Drawings Council of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Hammer Museum of Art, University of California, Los Angeles, CA Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY University of California at Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


Arthur Ou

Born: 1974, Taipei, Taiwan Lives and works in New York City EDUCATION 2000 M.F.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT 1997 B.F.A., Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 1995 Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2008 NADA Art Fair, with Hudson Franklin, Miami, FL 2007 To Preserve, To Elevate, To Cancel, Hudson Franklin, New York, NY 2005 On Every New Thing There Lies Already the Shadow of Annihilation, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 2000 Faces, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (catalogue) SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Lost at Sea, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2009 Two-person exhibition with Alice Konitz, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA 2008 The World Is All That Is the Case, Hudson Franklin, New York, NY When it’s a Photograph, curated by Soo Kim, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA I AM I A KILLER, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Chinaman’s Chance, curated by Chip Tom, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA 2007 I am Eyebeam, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 3rd Annual Songzhuang Art Festival, Songzhuang, Beijing, China Cal Asia, curated by Chip Tom, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA Overbite/Underbite, curated by Darren Bader and Mirabelle Marden, Ritter/Zamet Gallery, London New Ghost Entertainment Entitled, curated by Katrin Pesch, Städtische Galerie Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (catalogue) 2006 Cataract, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY Psychogeographies, curated by Alex Slade, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA Dirty Yoga, The 5th Taipei Biennial, curated by Dan Cameron and Jun-Jieh Wang, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (catalogue) Smoking Mirrors, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA New Ghost Entertainment Entitled, curated by Katrin Pesch, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Chaos or Control, curated by James Welling, UCLA Perloff Hall, Department of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA High Desert Test Site 5, Art Swap Meet, Joshua Tree, CA Love After the Cold War in an Open House of a (Re) Constructed Babylon by a Popular Mechanic, Mak Center for Art and Architecture at the Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles, CA 2005 Happenstance, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY Groupshowboard, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria Imaginary Is Potential II (Screening), curated by Henrikke Nielsen, MUU, Helsinki, Finland

2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Imaginary Is Potential II (Screening), Nicolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark High Desert Test Site #4, Art Swap Meet, 29 Palms, CA Itineraries, curated by Chris Balaschak, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA Imaginary Is Potential, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany 3 Fireplaces and 2 Bathtubs, MAK Center at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL Into The Abyss, curated by Adam Putnam, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY The Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show, curated by Jens Hoffman, The Project, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue) Reconfigure, curated by Adam Henry, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM Mink Jazz, curated by Bruce Hainley, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Graduate Photography, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT (catalogue)

LECTURES AND CURATORIAL PROJECTS 2008 The World Is All That Is the Case, curator, Hudson Franklin, New York, NY Lecture, University of California, Riverside, CA 2007 Is Photography Art?, a panel discussion with Charlotte Cotton, Michael Queenland, and Mark Wyse, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2006 Chaos or Control, a panel discussion with James Welling, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Shannon Ebner and Eve Fowler, UCLA Dept. of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA Photography and Objecthood, a panel discussion with Liz Deschenes, Shannon Ebner, Kelly Walker, and James Welling, moderated by Lia Gangitano, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY AWARDS AND GRANTS 2008 National Culture and Arts Foundation Grant, Taiwan 2007 National Culture and Arts Foundation Grant, Taiwan 2005 National Culture and Arts Foundation Grant, Taiwan 2004 Creative Capital Professional Development Grant 2000 John Ferguson Weir Memorial Award, Yale University RESIDENCIES 1997 FABRICA, Benetton Research and Development Center, Treviso, Italy BIBLIOGRAPHY Cotton, Charlotte, “Charlotte Cotton on Arthur Ou”, art on paper, March/April, 2008 Grabner, Michelle, “Critics’ Picks: ‘I Am Eyebeam’”, artforum.com, November 2007 Vine, Richard, “Report from Taipei II: The Blurennial”, Art in America, June/July, 2007 Coxhead, Gabriel, “Overbite/Underbite”, Time Out London, June 6-12, 2007 Brooks, Amra, “Must See Art, Smoking Mirrors, China Art Objects Galleries”, LA Weekly, August, 2006 Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review, Happenstance”, New York Times, December 30, 2005 Kendzulak, Susan. “East and West? And What’s the Difference?” Taipei Times, December 8, 2005


Jelcic, Ivona. “Mein Haus, Mein Auto, Mein Show”, Die Neue, September 8, 2005 Myers, Holly. “Itineraries.” Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2004 Holte, Michael Ned. “Critics’ Picks: Itineraries.” artforum.com, July 30, 2004 Cantor, Karen. “Universal Objects: A Conversation with Artists Arthur Ou and Adam Henry.” Petite Mort, No.1, 2003 Webb, Andrew, “Group art ‘Reconfigured’,” Daily Lobo, Monday, April 15, 2002 Benson, Richard, “Graduate Photography at Yale”, introduction to catalogue, 2000 PUBLICATIONS Material, issue 1, Spring 2008 Blind Spot, Issue 37, Spring 2008 “Dirty Yoga – The 5th Taipei Biennial”, published by Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006 “New Ghost Entertainment-Entitled”, published by Verbrecher Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2006 “Groupshowboard”, published by Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria, 2006 “Etc. Projects”, published by Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY, 2006 “Into The Abyss”, published by Adam Putnum, New York, NY, 2003 “A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Only A Show”, published by Edition Valerio, Paris / Berlin & The Project, New York / Los Angeles, 2002 ESSAYS AND ARTICLES “The Bootlegger’s Imperative: Harrell Fletcher’s “The American War” at LAXART”, Afterall Magazine online, April 2007, www.afterall.org “John Russell Presents: Frozen Tears 3: The Trinity”, published by Article Press, London, 2006 “Shannon Ebner and Arthur Ou in Conversation”, North Drive Press #3, New York, NY, 2006 “John Russell Presents: Frozen Tears II, The Sequel”, published by Article Press, London, 2004


Yinka Shonibare, MBE Born: 1962, London, England Lives and works in London

EDUCATION 1989-1991 Goldsmiths College 1984-1989 Byam Shaw School of Art SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 2009 A Flying Machine For Every Man, Woman and Child, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA 2008 A Flying Machine For Every Man, Woman and Child, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, travelling to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (June 26 – September 20, 2009) and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC Prospero’s Monsters, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY Odile and Odette, Savannah College of Art and Design, ACA Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2007 Le jardin d’amour, Musée de quai Branly, Paris The Hayward Flag Project, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK 2006 Flower Time, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK Yinka Shonibare, Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky 2005 Mobility, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY Yinka Shonibare Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY (through May 7, 2006) Collaborative film/dance project with the Royal Opera House and the Africa Center, London, UK 2004 Yinka Shonibare, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA Yinka Shonibare, Double Dutch, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2003 Play With Me, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 2002 Double Dress, organized by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Traveled to KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (January 25 June 1, 2003); and Padiglione d’arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy (June 26 - September 14, 2003) (catalogue) 2001 Christmas Tree Project, Tate Britain, London, UK Britannia project, Tate Britain, London, UK Be-muse, The British School in Rome, Rome, Italy (catalogue) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (brochure) Camouflage, Johannesburg, South Africa (catalogue) Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 2000 Effective, defective, creative, permanent video installation, Welcome Wing, Science Museum, London, UK Camden Arts Centre, London, UK Affectionate Men, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 1999 InIVA tour of Diary of a Victorian Dandy Project. Traveled to Castle Museum, Nottingham; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK Dressing Down, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK. Toured to Henie Onstad Art

1998 1997 1995 1994 1989

Centre, Norway; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno; Brent Sikkema, New York, USA Diary of a Victorian Dandy, site-specific project on the London Underground, commissioned and produced by inIVA, London, UK Alien Obsessives, Mum, Dad and the Kids, Tablet, the Tabernacle, London; Norwich Art Gallery, UK Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK Present Tense contemporary project series, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada Sun, Sea and Sand, BAC Gallery, London, UK Double Dutch, Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK Byam Shaw Gallery, London, UK Bedford Hill Gallery, London, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Lost at Sea, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert,CA 2008 Nos, Museu de republica, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles, The Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design without End, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Body Space, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK Fourth Plinth Commission, National Gallery, London Pictures in Series, Fischer Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY 2007 African Art Today: An Unbounded Vista, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO Scratch the Surface, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (July 20 – November 4, 2007) Fashion Accidentally, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (May 25 – June 29, 2007) War and Discontent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Upcoming April 10 – August 5, 2007) Uncomfortable Truths, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2006 Primitivism Revisited, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (December 15 – January 27, 2006) Alien Nation, ICA, London, England (November 17, 2006 – January 14, 2007) William Hogarth, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France (October 18, 2006 – August 28, 2007); traveling to Tate Britain (February 7 – April 29, 2007) and Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain (May 28 -August 26, 2007) Transvideo, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI MASCARADA / MASQUERADE, DA2 - Domus Artium 2002, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain DRESSCODE, Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum, St Gallen, Switzerland Space is the Place, Independent Curators International, New York, NY Los Usos de la Pintura II, curated by Julieta González, Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico


2005 2004 2003

Ahistoric Occasion: Artists Making History, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of Continent, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan Around the World in 80 Days, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Uk 2006 Contemporary Commonwealth, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Photography: Recent Acquisitions, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY Artificial Afrika, curated by Vernon Reid and C. Daniel Dawson, Gigantic ArtSpace, New York, NY (January 27 – March 17, 2006) Linkages and Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Contemporary Art Collections, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA (through March 12, 2006) Woman Women, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, Ville de Carouge, Geneve, Switzerland; traveling to the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy (October 8, 2005 – January 8, 2006); Palais des Beaux Arts/Entrepôt Royal Tour & Taxis (March 8 – April 26, 2006) Take Two. Worlds and Views, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY Acting Out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography, organized by UIMA curator Kathleen A. Edwards, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA; traveling to the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY (September 4 - December 31, 2005) Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA Yinka Shonibare, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, New York, NY Continental Drift: Installations by Joan Jonas, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Juan Muños and Yinka Shonibare, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, curated by Simon Njami, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany; traveling in 2005 to the Hayward Gallery in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo Between The Lines, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, curated by Laurie Ann Farrell, Museum of African Art, Long Island City, Queens, New York; traveling to the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (March 27 – June 20, 2004); the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (September 12 – November 28, 2004); and the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (Janary - March 2005) (catalogue) Love over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (doublures), vêtements de l’art contemporain, Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Canada Independence, South London Gallery, London, UK The African Exile Museum, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland Somewhere better that this Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH Extension, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthalle, Sweden Attitude 2002, Contemporary Arts museum, Kumamoto, Japan Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany Spoleto Festival, Charleston, USA Authentic / Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art, 49th Venice Biennale, Fondazione Levi, Venice, Italy Unpacking Europe, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Toured. The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany. Toured. Art through the Eye of the Needle, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway Give and Take, Serpentine Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK Secret Victorians, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland Sense of Wonder, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA Partage d’exotismes, 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France Other Modernities, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK Laboratory.Continental Shift, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands Intelligence: New British Art 2000, Tate Britain, London, UK South Meets West, Accra, Ghana and Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland From where – To here, Art from London, Konsthallen Göteborg, Sweden Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany Missing Link, Museum of Arts, Bern, Switzerland Heaven, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany. Traveled to Tate Gallery Liverpool, UK Mirror’s Edge, BildMuseet, Umeå, Sweden. Traveled to Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland; Charlottenborg, Kopenhagen, Denmark (through 2001) Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK In the Midst of Things, Bournville Village, Birmingham, UK Secret Victorians, Arts Council Touring Exhibition, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Firstsite, Colchester; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Middlesborough Art Gallery, UK; Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, UK; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA Cinco Continentes y una Ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico Personal Effects; Sculpture & Belongings, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK. Toured to


1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK Ethno-antics, Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada Liberating Tradition, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, USA Transatlantico, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Spain Beyond Mere Likeness: Portraits from Africa and the African Diaspora, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, USA Global Vision; New Art from the 90s, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece Sensation: Young British Art from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. Toured to National Gallery of Berlin, Germany and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA Portable Personal Histories Museum, Ikon gallery, Birmingham, UK Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa Transforming the Crown: African, Asian and Caribbean Artists in Britain, 1966- 1996, Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute, New York, USA. Toured to Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, USA; the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia. Toured to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and the City gallery, Wellington, New Zealand What, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK Pledge Allegiance to A Flag?, London Printworks Trust, UK Imagined Communities, National Touring Exhibition (organised by the Hayward Gallery, London): Oldham Art Gallery; John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton; Colchester Minories; Royal Festival Hall, London and Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art Discreet Charm, Visionfest, Croxteth Hall, Liverpool, UK Inklusion:Exclusion, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria Jurassic Technology, 10th Biennale of Sydney, Australia Painting, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK Out of Order, Independent Art School, London and Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK The Art of African Textiles: Technology, Tradition and Lurex, Barbican Centre, London, UK Seeing and Believing, The Economist Building, London, UK Original, Gas Works, London, UK 2 out of 4 dimensions, Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK Where are they now...?, Byam Shaw Gallery, London, UK Seen/unseen, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK TENQ, Group exhibition in Senegal, West Africa Space Studio Open Exhibition, London, UK Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK Interrogating Identity, Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA. Toured to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis; Madison Art Centre, Wisconsin; Memorial Art Museum, Ohio, USA Goldsmiths College, London, UK

1989 1988

Black Art New Directions, Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, UK Byam Shaw Final year show, London, UK Byam Shaw Concourse Gallery, London, UK

LITERATURE Ahistoric Occasion: Artists Making History, edited by Nato Thompson, published by Massachusets Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusets, 2005 ‘Acting Out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography’, essay by Kathleen Edwards, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2005 ‘Looking Both Ways - Art of the African Diaspora’, edited by Laurie Ann Farrell, published by the Museum for African Art, Long Island City, Queens, New York, 2003 ‘Double Dress’, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2002 ‘Yinka Shonibare’, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 2002 ‘Unpacking Europe’, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2001 ‘Yinka Shonibare. Be-Muse’, Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen, Rome, 2001 ‘Tricking the Mind: the work of Yinka Shonibare’, by Okwui Enwezor in ‘Authentic/Eccentric – Conceptualism in African Art’, 49th Venice Biennale, 2001 ‘Yinka Shonibare’, The Andy Warhol Museum, 2001 ‘Vantage Point’, Irish Museum, Dublin, 2001 ‘Bo01 City of Tomorrow’, European Housing Expo, Malmo, Sweden, 2001 ‘The Short Century’, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 2001 ‘Camouflage’, Centre of Contemporary Art of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, 2001 ‘Give and Take’, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2001 ‘What is Print?’, by O. A. Bamgboyé, in ‘Technology and Culture’; Witte de With Center For Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands ‘Intelligence’, Tate Britain, London, 2000 ‘South Meets West’, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, 2000 ‘Other Modernities’, The London Institute, 2000 ‘Mirror’s Edge’, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden, 1999 ‘Dressing Down’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1999 ‘Heaven’, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, 1999 ‘Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize’, London, 1999 ‘Personal Effects: Sculpture & Belongings’, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, 1998 ‘Secret Victorians’, Arts Council touring exhibition, 1998 ‘Crossings’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1998 ‘Trade Routes: History and Geography’, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, 1997 ‘Present Tense’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1997 ‘Sensation’, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1997 ‘What’, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, 1997 ‘Annotations 1’, Institute of International Visual Arts, London, 1996 ‘Pledge Allegiance to A Flag?’, London Printworks Trust, 1996 ‘Imagined Communities’, National Touring Exhibition, The South Bank Centre, London, 1995 ‘Inklusion: Exklusion’, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria, 1996 ‘Jurassic Technology’, Tenth Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 1996


‘Out of Order’, Independent Art Space, London, 1996 ‘The Art of African Textiles: Technology, Tradition and Lurex’, Barbican Centre, London, 1995 ‘Seen/unseen’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 1994 Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1992 AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES Fellow of Goldsmiths College, London, UK, 2003 Residency Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, USA, 2001 Residency MCA DePaul University, Chicago, USA, April 2000 Shortlisted Citybank Private Bank Photography Prize 1999 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Artists, 1998 Royal Society of Arts, Art for Architecture Award 1998 Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, 1992 London Arts Board Artist’s Grant, 1992


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