Oliver Herring
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  • Oliver Herring
  • Birthdate: 1964
    Birthplace: Ghana |
    Gender: Male
    Lives and Works in: United States | North Dakota
    About:
    Oliver Herring was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1964. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His ever-expanding body of work ranges from early sculptures knit with Mylar tape to experimental videos, complex photo-sculptures, and TASK events,which invite participants to entirely shape the work by assigning each other creative tasks to complete.
    Since 1998 Herring has regularly involved other people in his work. From stop-motion videos, scrupulously rendered photo-sculptures, and participatory performances, these intimate interactions have expanded his practice into new realms, culminating in the more open series of TASK Events, Parties, and Workshops. Though varied in form, his projects share a focus on social interactions, human relationships, and playful experimentation. Herring has exhibited widely including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum of Art, NY; the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Camden Arts Centre, London, England; the Kyoto
    Art Center, Kyoto, Japan; the He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; the Xth Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France; the 2010 Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan; Performa 09, NY; and many others venues. In 2009 the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY organized a 15 year survey of Herring’s work. Herring was featured on Season 3 of Art21/PBs’s program: Art21, Art in the 21st Century.
  • Biography
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    Oliver Herring

     

    Born in Heidelberg, Germany, 1964

    Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

     

    Education

     

    1991

    M.F.A., Hunter College, New York City

     

    1988

    B.F.A., University of Oxford (Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art), England

     

     

    Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

     

    2015

    Areas for Action: Houston;

    DiverseWorks, Houston, TX,

    (Title to be determined);

    Visual Arts Center – Washington Pavillion, Sioux Falls, SD

    2014

    (Title to be determined);

    A4 Contemporary Art Center, Chengdu, China; October-November

    2014

    (Title to be determined)

    ; Telescope, Beijing, China; November - December 2014

    Madison Square Park TASK 

    ; Madison Square Park, New York, NY, organized by the Madison

    Square Park Conservancy; September 7, 2014

    Oliver Herring: Videos 2002-2009;

    Denver Art Museum, CO; May 30 -

    DAM TASK 

    , Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; March 28, 2014

    Turnaround TASK 2 

    Organized by Turnaround Arts, an initiative of the President’s Committee

    on the Arts and Humanities for a group of 30 school principals and their teams to help turn

    around underperforming schools in low-income neighborhoods; Airlie Center, VA; June 28, 2014

    2013

    Oliver Herring: Works and Documentation from Areas for Action;

    Focus Gallery, University of

    Florida, Gainesville, FL, November 15 – December 6, 2013

    Turnaround TASK 

    Organized by Turnaround Arts, an initiative of the President’s Committee on

    the Arts and Humanities, for a group of 8 school principals and their teams to help turn around

     

    underperforming schools in low income neighborhoods; The Aspen Institute, MD; June 24, 2013

    CMA TASK Party 

    ; organized by Project 0, an educational research group at the Harvard

    Graduate School of Education; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; August 2013

    2012

    Oliver Herring: Emi, Nabe, Kohei, Asako, Yoshitaka, Yohei, Yuma, Hiroki…

    Kyoto Art Center,

    Kyoto, Japan, November 6 – December 14, 2012

    Kyoto TASK Party 

    ; organized by Kyoto Art Center and University of the Arts Kyoto; Kyoto Art

    Center, Kyoto, Japan; November 2012

    NAEA TASK Party;

    organized for the National Art Educators Association annual conference;

    Ballroom East, Sheraton Hotel Manhattan; Organizers: Art21, Davis Publication/School Arts

    Magazine, ArtED 2.0 and the NAEA; New York, NY; March 3, 2012

    2011

     

    3 Videos: Howard Street (airborne); Make Belief in Regent Park; Waterloo Street;

    Art Lab Aichi,

    Nagoya, Japan; May 2011

    UMSL TASK Party: 

     Gallery 210; University of Missouri; St Louis; MI; October 21, 2011

    2010

    Areas for Action 

    ; Meulensteen, New York, New York, October 7-November 6

    th

    TASK+: Works related to and leading up to TASK,

    (publication of the first TASK BOOK),

    University Galleries, Center for Visual Arts, State University of Illinois, Normal, IL; February 16-

    March 28; Bethel University and Minnesota College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, April

    16- June 6; University of Missouri-St. Louis; St. Louis, MO, October 20-December 7, 2011

    ISU Task

    (TASK Party); Organized by University Galleries, Center for the Visual Arts, and ISU

    students; State University of Illinois, Normal, Illinois, February 6

    Nagoya TASK Party 

    : Moririn building, Choja-Machi; organized by the Aichi Triennale 2010,

    Nagoya, Japan; October 2, 2010

    UNC TASK

    , Gerrard Hall; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; March 20

    Twin Cities TASK 

    ; Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Co-organized by Bethel University

    and The Minnesota College for Art and Design; Minneapolis, MN; April 20

    2009

    Opener 16: Oliver Herring: Me Us Them 

    , (15 year survey; publication of book); The Frances

    Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, January 31–

    June 14.

    Oliver Herring: Common Threads;

    Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, October 2,

    2009–January 30, 2010.

    The Nashville TASK Party

    (TASK Party + first “After Party”); Location: Vanderbilt University;

    organized by the Department of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, October 4-

    November 1.

    REtask (fluxTASK3)

    (TASK Party), FLUXspace, Organized by FLUXspace with additional

    support from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 26.

    TASKTOPIA

    , Universal Preservation Hall, Organized by The Frances Young Tang Teaching

    Museum and Art Gallery and Students from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York,

    March 22.

    Teens With Masks 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York; April 25- June 13.

    Oliver Herring: Video Sketch;

    Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York; August

    24, 2009 – January 3, 2010.

    TASK Workshop Introduction for Teachers 

    ; University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;

    organized by the University of the Arts and FLUXspace; (aprox. 20 participants); March 4.

    TASK Workshop Introduction for Teachers 

    ; New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture,

    Education and Human Development; New York; organized by Art21 for:

    Art21 Educators:

    Contemporary Art in Contemporary Classrooms 

     (aprox. 20 participants); July 15.

    2008

     

    TangTASK 

     (TASK Party), Skidmore College, Organized by The Frances Young Tang Teaching

    Museum and Art Gallery and Students from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York,

    November 13.

    MultiTASK

    (TASK Party), Workspace Limited, Organized by SF Cameraworks and MultiTask,

    San Francisco, California, October 4.

    FluxTASK 2 

     (TASK Party), FLUXspace, Organized by FLUXspace with additional support from

    the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

    September 6.

    TASK at the Seattle Public Library 

    , Organized by the Frye Art Museum, the Seattle Public

    Library, the Tacoma Art Museum, On the Boards; Seattle, Washington, June 28.

    Regent TASK 

     (TASK Party), Luminato Festival of Arts and Culture, Organized by Luminato

    Festival of Arts and Culture, Residents from Regent Park, and Students from the University of

    Toronto, Mississuaga, Regent Park, Toronto, Canada, June 13–June 15.

    Oliver Herring: Basic 

    , The Art Gallery at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, April

    3–April 26.

    TASK at UMD

    (TASK Party), Ritchie Coliseum, University of Maryland, College Park, Organized

    by the Art Department at UMD, the Art Gallery at UMD, and Students from various departments,

    College Park, Maryland, April 4.

    TASK Workshop 

    , University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Spring 2008

    2007

     

    FluxTASK 

     (TASK Party), (Video premiere of

    Howard St. (Airborne); 

     

    Waterloo St 

    ); Fluxspace,

    Art-Making-Machine Studios, Organized by FLUXspace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December

    15–22.

    TASK

    Workshop, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 10–October 18.

    TASK Workshop 

    , Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas, September 7–

    September 10.

    TASK Workshop 

    , Youth and Community Programs, Whitney Museum of American Art, New

    York, Summer.

    Oliver Herring 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York, February 21–March 31.

    Video Workshop 

     ArtLab, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

    2006

    Oliver Herring: Spit Reverse 

    , Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 16–

    November 4.

    Directions – Oliver Herring 

    , Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., March

    30-July 2;

     TASK at the Hirshhorn 

    , Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    and George Washington University, Washington, DC, April 29.

    Oliver Herring – On the Cusp 

    , The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham,

    Massachusetts, January 19–March 4

    2005

    Conversation 1: Oliver Herring and Tim Sullivan 

    , San Francisco Arts Commission

    Gallery, San Francisco, California, November 10, 2005–January 18, 2006.

    Oliver Herring: Videos 

    , MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 13–

    September 9.

    Taking and Making 

    , Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, June 4–September 18.

    2004

    Oliver Herring 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York, October 7–November 6.

    Oliver Herring: New Works 04.1

    , Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas, March 18–May 9.

    2003

    Oliver Herring: New Work 

    , Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain,

    May.

    TASK at the Former Federal Savings Bank 

    , Organized by ICI Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Florida,

    January 31.

    2002

    Spit Reverse 

    , Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida, December 3–

    March 23, 2003.

    TASK dans la Cour Vitree 

    , École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Organized by Galerie

    Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France, September 29.

    Basic 

    , Rhodes & Mann, London, September 6–October 6.

    Concealed Mystery Sonata 

    , Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, April 20–May 25.

    Little Dances of Misfortunes 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York, February 21–March 23.

    TASK at the Great Eastern Temple 

    , Masonic Temple at the Great Eastern Hotel, Organized by

    Rhodes & Mann, London, September 26–September 27.

    2001

    Oliver Herring: Sleepless Nights 

    , Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art [Museum of

    Contemporary Art Cleveland], Cleveland, Ohio, September 14–November 25.

    New Deal Yucca Patch 

    , Performance in the Texan desert, Sponsored by Texas Tech University,

    Lubbock, Texas, September 23.

    Oliver Herring: Exit 

    , Institute of Visual Arts, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-

    Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 9–June 10.

    New Media Room: Oliver Herring 

    , Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca,

    New York.

    1999

    Oliver Herring 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York, April 10–May 8.

    1997

    Oliver Herring: New Work 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York, November 5–December 6.

    Oliver Herring: Sculpture 

    , Camden Art Center, London, England, Collaboration with the Newlyn

    Art Gallery, Penzance, England, May 6–July 20.

    1996

    Oliver Herring: New Work 

    , Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C.

    Projects 53: Oliver Herring, Leonilson,

     The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.

    Oliver Herring: Selected Works 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York.

    One Day,

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

    1994

    A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project 

    , Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston,

    Massachusetts.

    Empty Pages 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York.

    Island 

    , Space Untitled, NewYork.

    A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York.

    1993

    A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project 

     and

     Bedding 

    , Mannheimer Kunstverein,

    Mannheim, Germany, September 26–October 24.

    A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project 

    , Work Space Gallery, The New Museum

    of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; January 15–April 11.

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2014

    TASKEncuentro 

    ; Encuentro, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politic’s, organized

    by Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; June 21-28, 2014

    Eleven: The John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA) 10-year Retrospective 

    ; Bob Rauschenberg

    Gallery, Fort Myers, FL; May 9 – June 25, 2014

    Forced Collaboration 2 

    ; Artspace, New Haven, CT; May 10 – June 28, 2014

    Dance like nobody’s watching; 

     Rhubaba Gallery and Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland, 28 March –

    20 April, 2014

    2013

    Material World 

    ;

    Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO;

     

    May 19, 2013 – Fall 2014

    Global Fold - 43 

     Latitude 

    ; Jilin School of Art University Museum, Changchun, China; December

    2013

    Ecce Homo;

    Pavel Zouback Gallery, NY, NY; July – August 2013

    SO1EO1

     Kijidome; Boston, Massachusetts; October 12 – November 8, 2013

    Eye to I: 3,000 Years of Portraiture; 

     Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York; October 27 –

    January 17, 2014

    2012

    Contemporary Art Wing Reopening 

    ; Baltimore Museum of Art; Baltimore, Maryland; November

    17- Ongoing

    Synchrony: Contemporary Video 

    ; Hunter Museum of American Art; Chattanooga, Tennessee;

    March 17 – April 22.

    2011

    Power of Making 

    ; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; September 6, 2011 –

    January 2, 2012

    Our Community Collects: From Dürer to Warhol and Beyond 

    ; The Chrysler Museum of Art,

    Norfork VA; September 21

    Bodily Choreography;

    The Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland; June 17 – August

    15, 2011

    About Face: Portraiture as Subject;

    The Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin,

    Austin, TX; April 30 - September 4, 2011

    University City; 

     California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; January 29 -

    February 26

    Off Camera; Fl 

    eisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, January 20 – February 19

     

    2010

    The Logic of Paper: American Works of Paper 

    ; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China,

    December 25, 2010-February 20, 2011

    Aichi Triennale 2010: Art in the City 

    ; Nagano/Aichi, Japan; August 20-October 20

    Fusebox Festival 2010 

    ;

    (Three Day Weekend-Texas)

    ; The Dome at Windsor World; Austin,

    Texas; April 28-30

    polaroid” 

    ; Ackland Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 2010-February

    2011

    Repeat After Me 

    ; Le Colisée, Festival Le temps d’Aimer; Biarritz, France; September 10-19

    Ping Pong Video #10 

    ; Ecole Supérieure des Arts et de la Communication; Pau, France; March

    2009

    Xth Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art 

    ,

    The Spectacle of the Everyday;

    Lyon, France,

    September 14- January 3

    Performa 2009; (Three Day Weekend)

    : produced by and performed at Salon 94, New York,

    New York; November 20-22

    Dance with Camera 

    ; Institute of Contemporary Art; University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia,

    Pennsylvania; September 10- March 21; Contemporary Arts Museum; Houston, Texas; August

    7- October 17 2010; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Slash, Paper Under the Knife;

    Museum for Art and Design, New York, NY, October 7- January

    10

    What’s Neu? Recent Additions to the Neuberger Collection 

    , Neuberger Museum of Art,

    Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY; September? – December 13

    Dress Code: Clothing as Metaphor;

    Katonah Museum of Art; Katonah, NY; July 12- Oct 4

    Videos by Matthew Buckingham, Oliver Herring, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ana Mendieta, Alex Vilar; 

     

    Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon; November 11, 2009

    Side by Side 

    ; ESOPUS Space, ESOPUS Foundation Ltd. New York, NY; October 27-

    2008

    Alternating Beats 

    , Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island,

    October 17, 2008–February 15, 2009.

    I Feel I am free but I know I am not 

    , SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California, September 4–

    November 8.

    Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortion of the Human Form in Art from the Logan Collection 

    , Frances

    Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, March 14–June 8.

    Stretching The Truth 

    , John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, February 10–

    May 3.

    Pretty Things: Confronting Sensuousness 

    , Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Luminato 

    ,

    Festival for Art and Culture,

    Toronto Canada.

    2007

    BoysCraft 

    , Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel, November 3–March 23, 2008.

    Birds 

    , Dwight Hackett Project, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 13–December 1.

    Photo+ 

    , Blue Star Contemporary Art Centre, San Antonio, Texas, September 6–November 4.

    50,000 Beds 

    , Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, July 22–September 3.

    Neointegrity 

    , Derek Eller Gallery, New York, July 19–August 24.

    Sparkle Then Fade 

    , Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, May 17–September 3.

    2006

    Art21 Artists 

    , Bentley Projects, Scottsdale, Arizona.

     

    New Now Next: The Contemporary Blanton 

    , The Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at

    Austin, Austin, Texas, April 29–August 13.

    2005

    Conversation 1: Oliver Herring and Tim Sullivan 

    , San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San

    Francisco, California, November 10–January 18, 2006.

    Six Laws of Motion 

    , Max Protetch Gallery, New York, July 14–August 13.

    25 Years Baumgartner Gallery: Selected Solo Exhibitions 1979-2004 

    , Baumgartner Gallery,

    New York, June 22–August 27.

    Figure It Out 

    , Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, May 22–April

    10, 2006.

     

    I Am Five 

    , Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, New York, May 6–May 8.

    Collection 2 

    , Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Annecy,

    France, March 17–June 3.

    2004

    Art on Paper 2004 

    , Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, November 14–

    January 23, 2005.

    Grotto 2 

    , Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, New York.

    Open House: Working in Brooklyn 

    , Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, April 17–

    August 15.

    International Artist-In-Residence: New Works: 04.1

    , ArtPace, New York, March 18–May 9.

    2003

     

    Hands to Work – Mind to God 

    , Borusan Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey, November 14–January

    18, 2004.

    Decade 

    , Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, New York.

    Skin Deep 

    , Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Milan, Italy,

    October 28–January 18, 2004.

    Seriously Animated 

    , Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 16–

    October 5.

    2002

     

    Sugar & Cream: Wall Hangings by Contemporary Artists 

    , Triple Candie, New York, December

    8–February 2, 2003.

    BINGO 

    , Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, September 7–October 5.

    Time Space Motion 

    , Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, July 24–August 29.

    The Parson’s Nose: Contemporary British Work in Short Film, Gallery Based Art, and Computer.

    Manipulated Music 

    , The Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Video Art 1990-2002 

    , Long House Preserve, East Hampton, New York, New York.

    Grotto 

    , Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, New York, New York.

    Second Sight: Selections of Recent Work by Alumni from the Second Decade of the MFA

    Program at Hunter College 1991- 2001,

     Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York,

    February 27–April 20.

    Officina America 

    , Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, January 24–March 31.

     

    2001

     

    Alterations 

    , James Grayham and Sons, New York, New York.

    Let’s Get to Work 

    , Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, July 21–October 20;

    Traveled to: Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

    November 17–December 5; Basekamp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 17.

    Zone 6 New Video 

    , Ocularis, Galapagos, New York, New York.

     

    Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Artists and Clothing 

    , Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art,

    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, March 31–June 17.

     

    Dreaming in Print: A Decade of Visionaire 

    , The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology,

    New York, February 9–April 21.

    Objective Color 

    , Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, February 2–August 19.

    2000

    Collectors’ Choice 

    , Exit Art, New York.

     

     

    Ethereal and Material 

    , Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware,

    September 21–November 21.

    Picturing the Modern Amazon 

    , New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, March 30–June

    25.

    The Comforts of Home 

    , Hand Workshop Arts Center, Richmond Virginia

    2000 años luz 

    , Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.

    Potent/Present: Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection,

    Wattis Institute for

    Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, March 20–May 13.

    Fusion: The Rhodes Mann Inaugural 

    , Rhodes + Mann, London, England, March 13–June 18.

    Six Signals: Videos by Contemporary Artists 

    , Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee,

    April 7–August 27.

    Inaugural Exhibition 

    , Rhodes + Mann, London, England (catalogue).

    Art Film 

    , Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

    1999

     

    Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late 20th Century 

    , Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,

    Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., October 7–January 17, 2000; Traveled to: Haus der Kunst,

    Munich, Germany, February 11–April 30, 2000.

    Artworkers 

    , Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, England.

    Risk Cinema

    [New Experimental Shorts by Oliver Herring and Zhang Huan],

     

    Harn Museum of

    Art, Gainesville, Florida, September.

    Weaving the World 

    , Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art,

    Yokohama, Japan, June 26–August 22.

    Visions of the Body: Fashion or Invisible Corset,

    National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan,

    April 6–June 6; Traveled to: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, August 7–

    November 23.

    Chronologies 

    , Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, New York.

    Back to Back 

    , De Chiara/Stewart, New York, New York.

    DNA Gallery 

    , International Video Festival, DNA Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island.

    1998

    Alternative Measures 

    , Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York,

    February 1–April 5.

    Growing Obsession 

    , Dorsky Gallery, New York, January 20–February 28.

    1997

     

    Light Catchers 

    , Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont, September 24–October 24.

    Un Bel Été 

    , Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, July 11–September

    24.

    Sous le Manteau 

    , Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France, March 18–April 26.

    Art/Fashion 

    , Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, March 12–June 8.

    Anne Agee, Oliver Herring, Kara Walker: The Handmade Tale 

    , Warren Robbins Center, The

    University of Michigan, School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March.

    No Man 

    , Max Protetch gallery, New York, New York.

    Works On Paper 

    , Max Protetch gallery, New York, New York.

    Termite Terrace 

    , Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

    1996

    Millennium Celebration Dress 

    , The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 6–

    February 22, 2007.

    Shirts and Skins: The Absent Figure in Contemporary Art 

    , The Contemporary Museum,

    Honolulu, Hawaii, December 4, 1996–February 2, 1997.

    Disappeared 

    , Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, November 15–December 21.

    Embedded Metaphor 

    , Organized by Independent Curators International (iCI), Traveled to: John

    and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, New York, September 21–November 24; Dalhousie Art

    Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Western Gallery, Western Washington University,

    Bellingham, Washington, 1997; Ezra and Cecile Zilka Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown,

    Connecticut, 1998; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1998; Bowdoin

    College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, January 22–March 16, 1998; Pittsburgh Center for

    the Arts, Pittsburgh PA, 1999

    Biennale di Firenze: il Tempo et la Moda

    [Time and Fashion],

     

    Florence, Italy, September 21–

    January 12, 1997.

    Untitled 

    , Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, July 13-

    September 19.

    Time Wise 

    , The Swiss Institute, New York, April 10–May 11.

    Le Festival International Exit 

    , Maison des Arts de Créteil, Créteil, France, March 24–April 2.

    Leonardo Drew, Mark Francis, Oliver Herring 

    , Mary Boone, New York, March 2–April 20.

     

    A Labor of Love 

    , New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, January 20–April 14.

    Projects 53: Oliver Herring, Leonilson,

    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 18–

    March 12.

    The Model House 

    , The Clocktower, New York, February 8–March 31.

    The Modern Landscape 

    , Queens Library Gallery, New York, New York.

    1995

     

    Thread Bare: Revealing Contest in Contemporary Fiber 

    , Southeastern Center for Contemporary

    Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, October 21–January 21, 1996.

    Conceptual Textiles: Material Meanings 

    , Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, September

    22–January 7, 1996.

    Folie: Das Material des Bildhauers 

    , Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden,

    Germany, September 3–October 15.

    Configura II: Dialog der Kulturen

    [Dialogue of Cultures], Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, June

    10–September 10.

    Color in Space: Pictorialism in Contemporary Sculpture 

    , David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art

    Center at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, April 22–June 4.

    Human/Nature 

    , New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, April 19–May 18.

     

    Division of Labor: “Women's Work” in Contemporary Art 

    , The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New

    York, February 17–June 11; Traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California,

    September 24–January 7, 1996.

    Coexistence: Construction in Process V,

    Artists' Museum, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, April.

     

     

    1994

    Athena and Arachne 

    , Apex Art, New York, December 3–January 21, 1995

     

    ...It's How You Play the Game 

    ,

     Exit Art, New York, November 5–January 28, 1995.

    Guys Who Sew 

    , University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California,

    October 5–December 11.

    Jessica Diamond, Oliver Herring, Hunter Reynolds, Dan Walsh 

    , Paula Cooper Gallery, New

    York Arts, New York, January 8-February 5.

    Oliver Herring, Byron Kim, Glenn Ligon 

    , Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris, France, April 16–May

    28.

    Stories 

    , Max Protetch gallery, New York, New York.

    Couples 

    , Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, New York.

    Drama 

    , Max Protetch gallery, New York, New York.

    1993

     

    Ciphers Of Identity 

    , Fine Arts Gallery at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville,

    Maryland, November 12–January 15, 1994; Traveled to: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York,

    June 4–July 8, 1993.

    Empty Dress: Clothing as a Surrogate in Recent Art 

    , Organized by Independent Curators

    International, Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase,

    New York, October 3–January 2, 1994.

    Living with Art: Collection of Ellyn and Saul Dennison 

    , The Morris Museum, Morristown, New

    Jersey, October 16–November 21.

    The Rag Trade 

    , InterArts Center, New York, New York, curated by Saul Ostrow.

    Beyond Loss: Art in the Era of AIDS 

    , Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., April

    23–June 13.

    (Mal)Function 

    , Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

    On the Way Home: Projects from the Artists/Homeless Collaborative, Henry Street Settlement 

    ,

    New York.

    Simon Watson's Living Room, New York.

    10 x 10 x 10 TZ'Art & Co. Gallery, New York.

    Hybrid Sculpture, Marsha Fogel Gallery, Easthampton, New York, New York.

    1992

     

    Art at the Anchorage 

    , The Anchorage, Brooklyn, New York.

    1989

     

    Oliver Herring and Peter Krashes 

    ,

     

    Atwood Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    1988

    Pit Rivers Museum, Oxford, France

    1986

    Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany

    Awards

    1999

    Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

    1995

    New York Foundation for the Arts Grant

    1989

    Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant

     

  • Exhibitions
    • Photogarments
      Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
      Artist: Oliver Herring
      • Art Fairs
    • 2016 Paris Internationale
      Oct 19, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
      Opening: Oct 18, 2001 Thursday
      Artist: Oliver Herring
      • Art Fairs
    • Oliver Herring
      Sep 6, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015
      Opening: Sep 6, 2015 02:00 Sunday
      Artist: Oliver Herring
      • Solo Exhibitions
  • Artworks
    • Oliver Herring | Areas for Action @ Wuzhen 05 | Oliver Herring

      Performance, Print | Archival inkjet on paper | Dimension variable | 2016

    • Areas for Action @ Wuzhen 04 | Oliver Herring

      Performance, Print | Archival inkjet on paper | Dimension variable | 2016

    • Areas for Action @ Wuzhen 03 | Oliver Herring

      Performance, Print | Archival inkjet on paper | Dimension variable | 2016

    • Areas for Action @ Wuzhen 02 | Oliver Herring

      Performance, Print | Archival inkjet on paper | Dimension variable | 2016

    • Areas for Action @ Wuzhen 01 | Oliver Herring

      Performance, Print | Archival inkjet on paper | Dimension variable | 2016

    • Areas for Action, Shenzhen: Cut Out Male and Female Tong, Close Up | Oliver Herring

      Photography, Print, Other | Digital c-print, ink stamp | 50 × 73.5 cm | 2010

    • Areas for Action, Shenzhen: Cut Out Male and Female Fish, Close Up | Oliver Herring

      Photography, Print, Other | Digital c-print, ink stamp | 50 × 73.5 cm | 2010

    • Areas for Action, Houston: Cut Out Group The audience gets involved | Oliver Herring

      Photography, Print, Other | Digital c-print, ink stamp | 138 × 95 cm | 2015

    • Areas for Action, Houston: Glitter Group John and Angeli – Face to Face | Oliver Herring

      Photography, Print, Other | Digital c-print, ink stamp | 91.5 × 137 cm | 2015

    • Areas for Action, Kyoto: Photo Cut Out Hiroki covered in eyes plays harmonica | Oliver Herring

      Photography, Print, Other | Digital c-print, ink stamp | 85.5 × 57 cm | 2012