Biography

Education: California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, M.F.A.
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, B.F.A.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

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"Sam Durant", SMAK, Gent
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf
Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
"Color Pictures," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica Artist-in-Residence, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
"Sam Durant: 7 Signs; removed, cropped, enlarged and illuminated (plus index)," Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
"Southern Tree, Tree of Knowledge, Dead Tree (part one)," Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan "Consciousness Raising Historical Analysis, Pain plus Time Separated and Ordered with Emphasis on Reflection," Kunsthof Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan "Proposal for Monument in Friendship Park, Jacksonville, FLA.," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
"Into the Black," Kapinos, Berlin, Germany "Altamont," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
"Ohio," (with Andrea Bowers), Dogenhaus Projekte/Kapinos, Berlin, Germany
"California Displacement Project: You Project is What You Get," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY "MDF, Particle Board, Projection, Confusion, Grid-Like Structuring," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY
Foodhouse, Santa Monica, CA "Right Now," Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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Whitney Biennale 2004, Whitney Museum, New York
Art Chicago 2004
“Playlist", Palais de Tokyo, Paris
“Break It Fix It", Secession, Vienna
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
"A Country Lane", Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna (initiated by Richard Hoeck)
"Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art," The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (cat.)
"Monica Bonvicini and Sam Durant," Secession, Vienna
"Concepts on Nature," Hausler Contemporary, Munich
"The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum," Works on Paper, Los Angeles
"Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music," Milton Keyes Gallery (curated by Emma Mahony), (travels to Cornerhouse, Manchester/Angel Row, Nottingham/Tullie House, Carlise, Great Britain
"Artists Imagine Architecture," The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (cat.)
"Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny" The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (travels to the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida), (cat) "Prophets of Boom: Werke aus der Sammlung Schurmann," Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Switzerland (cat.)
"From the Observatory," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, (curated by Robert Nickas), (cat) "Rock My World", CCAC, San Francisco, CA (curated by Ralph Rugoff), (cat.)
"Record All-Over", Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
"Extra Art: A Survey of Artists' Ephemera 1960-1999," CCAC Institute, San Francisco, CA (curated by Steven Leiber), (cat.)
"Take Two/Reprise," The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada, (cat.)
"Hemorrhaging of States," TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, (cat.)
"You Don't Have to Have Cows to be a Cowboy," Galerie Parkhaus, Berlin, Germany
"Playing Amongst the Ruins," Royal College of Art Galleries, London, England, (cat.)
"In Between: Art & Architecture," MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA "Superman in Bed: Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie Sammlung Schurmann," Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
"New Settlements," Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark "Recent Acquisitions Featuring the Norton Gift," Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
" '00," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (cat.)
"LAEX," Ileana Tounta, Athens, Greece "ForWart," L'Espace Cultural BBL, Brussels, Belgium (curated by Paul Schimmel)
"D" Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (curated by Robert Nickas)
"All Things, Everything True," CRG, New York, NY (curated by Jessica Bronson)
"What Your Children Should Know About Conceptualism," Neueraachenerkunstverein, Aachen, Germany
"i me mine," Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring)
"Matthew Antezzo, Sam Durant, Dave Muller," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
"1999 COLA Exhibition," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, (cat.)
"Making History," Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY
"Profileration," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Russell Ferguson) "The Living Theatre," Salzburger Kunstverein, Germany (curated by Diana Thater), (cat.) "Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis," Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (curated by Warren Neidich)
"The Perfect Life, Artifice in L.A. 1999," Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC, (cat.) "Other Narratives: Fifteen Years," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (curated by Dana Friis-Hansen), (cat)
"Urban Romantics," Lombard Freid, New York, NY
"L.A. or Lilliput?", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (curated by Michael Darling), (cat.)
"Obviously 5 Believers," Action: Space, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Brian Olson) "Slipstream," Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
"Entropy at Home," Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany (curated by Wilhelm Schurmann), (cat.)
"Architecture & Inside", Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Kenneth L. Freed) "Summary," Galerie Hoffman & Senn, Vienna, Austria
"Family Viewing," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Russell Ferguson)
"Trash" Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Places that are elsewhere," David Zwirner, New York (curated by Diana Thater)
"Next" Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
"Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art From the Permanent Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Chill," University of California Irvine, The Art Gallery, Irvine, CA, (curated by Brad Spence) "Sam Durant & Anne Walsh," Four Walls, San Francisco, CA
"Quartzose: 20 Los Angeles Artists," Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark (curated by Michael Darling)
"Scene of the Crime," Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ralph Rugoff), (cat.)
"Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles," Three Day Weekend, Malmo, Sweden (curated by Dave Muller), (travels to Jason & Rhodes, London, England & Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA)
"Summer of Love," Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York, NY
"TRUE.BLISS.," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, (cat.)
"Open House," (with Andrea Bowers) Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, CA (organized by John O'Brien), (cat.)
"Just Past: The Contemporary in the Permanent Collection, 1975 - 96,"The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, (curated by Ann Goldstein)
"The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Cornelia H. Butler), (cat.)
"a/drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Culture," Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY (curated by Joshua Decter), (cat.)
"The Palace of Good Luck," Burnett Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"All Work - No Play," Acme., Santa Monica, CA
"Modsquad," Spanish Box, Santa Barbara, CA
"Real Goods," Manhattan Village Shopping Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
"Couldn't Get Ahead," Independent Art Space, London, England (cat.)
"The Friendly Village," Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
"Gone," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
"Constructed Views," Woodbury University, Burbank, CA
"The Game Show," Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
"Le Temps d'un Dessin," Galerie de L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lorient, Paris, France "Thanks," 3 Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA
"Thanks Again," FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica, CA "Utter Realities," Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA
"Loose Slots," Temporary Contemporary Las Vegas, NV, organized by Richard Kuhlenschmidt
"Newport Harbor Biennial," Newport Beach Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
"Heaven Missing," Jose Freire Gallery, New York, NY
"Germinal Notations," FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
"Melancholic Consolation and Cynicism," Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, Germany and Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"FOODHOUSE visits the Art Store," West Los Angeles, CA, organized by Randy Sommer "Thank You," FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
"FAR Bazaar," Foundation for Art Resources, Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles, CA (with Michael Coughlin, Kent Young and Andrea Bowers)
"Good Design," Nomadic Site, Pasadena, CA "Afterthought," San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
"Window on LA," LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA, organized by David Pagel
"4 Person Show," Parker Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The Absentbury Show," Bliss Annex, Pasadena, CA organized by Kent Riddle and Adam Ross Art Center, Pasadena, CA, organized by Pae White and Jennifer Steinkamp
 


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Vogel, Sabine B., “Monica Bonvicini und Sam Durant in der Secession", Kunst- Bulletin, Nr. 1/2 / 04, S. 51
“Playlist"
, Exh. catalogue, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
"Cream 3", Contemporary Art in Culture, London, New York, text by: Carolyn Christov-Bakargriev
Fox, Dan, „Like a Rolling Stone“, in: Frieze, issue 74, April, p. 71
Gau, Sonke, "Sam Durant, Tobias Hauser, Richard Hoeck, John Miller: A Country Lane", in: Camera Austria International, 81/2003, p. 73/74
Catalogue Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Baume, Nicholas, "Sam Durant: Following the Signs," Sam Durant/Matrix 147: 7 Signs; removed, cropped, enlarged and illuminated (plus index), Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Ct, (exhibition brochure)
Darling, Michael, "Sam Durant's Riddling Zones," Sam Durant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Hatje Cantz Publishers, October 2002, p. 11-53
Durant, Sam, "Re-cycled Upside-Down and Backward," Prophets of Boom: Werke aus der Sammlung Schurmann, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Switzerland, summer 2002, p. 70-81
Greenlee, Gina, "Like, Man, What is This Sign Trying to Tell Me?", The Hartford Courant, July 16, 2002, p. A9
Harvey, Doug, "Sam & Dave: The Politics of Mixology," LA Weekly, October 18- 24, 2002, p. 32-33
Kerr, Merrily, "From the Observatory atPaula Cooper Gallery, New York," Flash Art, May-June 2002, p. 82
Kersting, Rita, "Interview With Sam Durant," Sam Durant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Hatje Cantz Publishers, October 2002, p. 57-79
Mahony, Emma, "Anyone can play guitar," Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, Milton Keynes Gallery, Central Milton Keynes, Great Britain, p. 7-11
Molon, Dominic, "Deceptive Spaces, Dysfunctional Places," Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architecturral Uncanny, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, June 2002, p. 9 Morgan, Jessica, "Artists Imagine Architecture Essay," Artists Imagine Architecture, p. 4-46, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2002
Nickas, Bob, "Preview Fall 2002: Sam Durant at The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles," Artforum, September 2002, p. 72-73
Rosoff, Patricia, "Sign Language", The Hartford Advocate, July 25, 2002, p.21
Young, Kevin, "Cover Song," Sam Durant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Hatje Cantz Publishers, October 2002, p. 83-109
Coles, Alex, "Revisiting Robert Smithson in Ohio: Tacita Dean, Sam Durant and Renee Green," Parachute 104, fall 2001, p. 128-137
Comer, Stuart, "Sam Durant Interviewed by Stuart Comer," Untitled, Spring 2001, p. 7-9 "Sam Durant at Emi Fontana," Flash Art, August-September 2001, p. 97-98
Kern, Kristine, "Kritisk kunst," Politiken, March 31, 2001
Pagel, David, "Exhibition Accents a Modern Masterpiece," Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2001, p. F18
Pagel, David, "Durant's Pretend Theme Park Sends History Rockin', Rollin'", Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2000, p F24
Tumlir, Jan, "Baldessari's Urn:'90's Art in Los Angeles," artext, No. 71, November 2000 - January 2001, p. 42-51
Hettig, Frank-Alexander, "Sam Durant," Metropolis M, June-July 2000, p. 50-53
Ichihara, Kentaro, "Sam Durant," Bijutsu Techo, March 2001, p. 146-152
Meyer, James, "Impure Thoughts: The Art of Sam Durant," Artforum, April 2000, pp. 112-117 Campbell, Clayton, "Sam Durant at Blum & Poe," Flash Art, January/February, p. 118
Relyea, Lane, "Less a Review Than a Long Digression On Sam Durant's Show At Blum & Poe," Xtra, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 8-10
Russell, John, "The Proliferation of New Ways to Draw", New York Times, August 18, 2000
Romer, Stefan, "What Your Children Should Know About Conceptualism," Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Kunstforum, December/January 1999-2000, p. 348
Janssen, Gregor, "Zum Sleep-In auf dem Holzschuppen," die tageszeitung, September - November 1999, page 72-73
Joyce, Julie, "Sam Durant at Blum & Poe," Art issues, November/December 1999, p. 45 Schollhammer, Georg, "A Living Theater," Springerin, September - November, p. 72-73
Miles, Christopher, "Sam Durant, Blum & Poe," Artforum, November 1999, p. 148
Pagel, David, "Sam Durant Takes a Look Back(ward) at Social History," Los Angeles Times, September 24, 1999, p. F26
Labelle, Charles, "Escape Trajectory, Mike Davis's latest book, Ecology of Fear, envisions Los Angeles as a disaster-prone city of suspicion", World Art, Issue 20, p. 40 - 45.
Knight, Christopher, "Publicly Funded Artists Rise to Challenge," Los Angeles Times, June 4, 1999, p. F16
Bonik, Manuel, '"Entropy at Home" Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum,' Flash Art, March - April 1999, p.44
1Miles, Christopher, "Sam Durant: Going With the Flow," Art/Text, November 1998 - January 1999, no. 63, p. 48-53
Baltin, Brian, "Small is Psychedelic, Los Angeles under a microscope," LA Weekly, November 27 - December 3, 1998, p.47
Wilson, William, "'Lilliput': Small Art in the Big City of L.A.," Los Angeles Times, November 24, 1998, p. F10-F11
Auerbach, Lisa Anne, ""Trash" at L.A. Municipal Art Gallery," LA Weekly, April 3-9, 1998, p. 55
Curtis, Cathy, "The Cold Shoulder," Los Angeles Times, October 17, 1997, p. F2 Hainley, Bruce, "The Power of Suggestion," Artforum, February 1997, p. 82
Helfand, Glen, "Sam Durant and Anne Walsh at Four Walls," The San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 1-7, 1997, p. 31
Kim, Soo Jin, "Some Models," X-Tra, Spring 1997, p. 7-8
Melrod, George, "Sam Durant," Art & Auction, February 1997, p. 30
Pagel, David, "Finding Ways to Break Out of a Box of Conformity," Los Angeles Times, February 21, 1997, p. F28
Schmerler, Sarah, "Sam Durant at Curt Marcus," Artnews, November 1997, p. 226
Sheikh, Simon, "L.A. From the Sunny Side," Information, September 12, 1997
Auerbach, Lisa Anne, LA Weekly, December 27 - January 2, 1997, p.40
Butler, Cornelia H., "Power of Suggestion," The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA & Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, CA, p. 11
Greene, David A., Artissues., January - February 1996, p. 46
Greene, David A., "LA Story," Art Monthly, February 1996, p. 8-10
Greene, David A. (ed.), "Art & The Home; Sam Durant: Project", Art & Design, November/December 1996, p. 23-32
Knight, Christopher, "Can Artists Run Their Own Spaces and Find True.BLISS," Los Angeles Times, December 27, 1996, p. F1, F38
Knight, Christopher, "Drawing the Conventional Conceptualist's Conclusions," Los Angeles Times, November 12, 1996, p. F3
Pagel, David, Los Angeles Times, July 11, 1996, p. F5
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Auerbach, Lisa Anne, Artforum, January 1996, p. 89
Wilson, William, Los Angeles Times, November 22, 1996, p.F24
Barrett, David, frieze, Summer 1995 Craddock, Sacha, London Times, April 9, 1995
Feaver, William, "Strange Habits and Sharp Practice", London Observer, April 23, 1995
Kandel, Susan, "Grouped Together to Stand Apart", Los Angeles Times, January 12, 1995 Kastner, Jeffrey, frieze, Summer 1995
Kent, Sarah, "Art Review", Time Out, April, 1995
Knight, Christopher, "Deconstruction", Los Angeles Times, October 28, 1995, F6
Marino, Melanie, Art in America, July 1995
McEwan, John, "Critic's Choice", Sunday Telegraph, April 23,
O'Reilly, John, "Art for Bart's Sake", Modern Review, April 10, 1995
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Pagel, David. "Self-Help Culture Skewered at FOODHOUSE," Los Angeles Times, April 21, 1994, F7
Crosby, Gregory. "The Professor's Guide to Vegas Kulcher," SCOPE, October, 1993
Devine, Rory, "Heaven Missing," Picturebook, #4, 1993
Pincus, Robert, "Showcase of an Art Generation has few Flashes of Brilliance," San Diego Union Tribune, October 17, 1993
Curtis, Cathy, "Painting Pictures," Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register, October 14, 1993
Wilson, William, "Biennial Uses Humorous Paradox to Tackle Issues," Los Angeles Times, October 9, 1993
Wilson, William, "Private Thoughts Go Public at Newport Harbor," Orange County Register, October 6, 1993
Littlefield, Kinney, "A Check of Contemporary Art," Orange County Register, October 1, 1993 Smith, Roberta, New York Times, September 10, 1993
Pagel, David, "Overdose of Vagueness," Los Angeles Times, May 15, 1992