Trisha Donnelly


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    Trisha Donnelly

    Exhibition view, Serralves Villa, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016, Photo: Filipe Braga


Born: 1974, San Francisco, CA
Lives and works in New York, NY


MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT


BFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA


Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Museum Ludwig, Cologne


Faber-Castell Prize, Nuremberg


Finalist for Hugo Boss Prize, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY

Sharjah Biennial 10 Primary Prize, 10th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates


Luma Foundation Prize, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles


CENTRAL Art Prize, awarded by Kölnischer Kunstverein and the Central Health Insurance Company, Germany


Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Museum Ludwig, Cologne


Serralves Villa, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto


Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Air de Paris, Paris

Number Ten: Trisha Donnelly, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf


Serpentine Gallery, London


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

„april“, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich


Air de Paris, Paris

Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Portikus, Frankfurt Am Main

Center for Contemporary Art, CCC Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu


Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna


Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

Centre d’édition Contemporain, Bâtiment d’art Contemporain, Geneva

Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Douglas Hyde Museum, Dublin


Modern Art Oxford, Oxford


Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin


Air de Paris, Paris

Portikus, Frankfurt

Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna


Art Pace, San Antonio, TX

Trisha Donnelly, CENTRAL Art Prize, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln

Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich


Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

The Wrong Gallery, New York, NY


Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York, NY

Air de Paris, Paris


Generation Lost: 10 Years, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf

Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

JAGUARS AND ELECTRIC EELS, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin

Grounding Vision: Waclaw Szpakowski, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY



A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA

HAMLET, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart

The Tanks, Tate Modern, London

Artists Incorporated!, Les Ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Rennes

Invisible Adversaries, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

See Sun, and Think Shadow, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

Less Than One, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Number Twelve: Hello Boys, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf

Images, Fridericianum, Kassel


Thirty Shades of White, Praz-Delavallade, Paris

Gallery 30 / 130: Thirty Years of Books and Catalogs, etc., White Columns, New York, NY

The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent

Äppärät, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa TX

Collecting Lines: Drawings from the Ringier Collection, curated by Arthur Fink and Beatrix Ruf, Villa Flora, Winterthur

Raymond Roussel, Galerie Buchholz, New York, NY

Love Story – Works from Erling Kagge’s Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Solomon R.                                                 Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Second Chances, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Works on Paper, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

The Noing Uv It, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen


Nothing Beside Remains, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, NY

RAW 2014: Daemon, Reed College, Portland, OR

L’Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon


Mingei: Are you Here? curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, New York and London


The Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, La Biennale di Venezia, 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Arsenale, Venice

Nayland Blake, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Vincent Fecteau, Wade Guyton, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Encore!, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Champs élysées, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

LAT. 41° 7’ N. LONG. 72° 19’ W., Organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY

Being an Island (Inseldasein), curated by Kasha Bittner and Catalina Lozano, DAAD galerie, Berlin

Go! You sure? Yeah. Curated by Nicola Ruffo and Tanja Trampe, POOL@LUMA, Zürich

DLA Piper Series: Constellations, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool


Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly, The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Print/Out, The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, The Museum of Modern Art, NY

dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

ONE ON ONE, KW Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin

Hieroglyphs, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio,TX

No. 17, Casey Kaplan, NY

Les dérives de l’imaginaire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

La demeure joyeuse II, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich

2012, Air de Paris, Paris

The world as will and wallpaper, curated by Stéphanie Moisdon, Le Consortium, Dijon

The Deer., Le Consortium, Dijon


VideoSpace, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

In the Name of the Artists – American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, in cooperation with the Sao Paulo Biennale, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

Indian Highway, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Gunnar B. Kvaran, and Giulia Ferracci and organized in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery, London and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, MAXXI Arte, Rome

ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger, La Biennale di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Arsenale, Venice

The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Bob and Breakfast- Robert Filliou et ses invites, Nelson Freeman Gallery, Paris

I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Plug-In II, The Museum of the Island of Oleron, Saint-Pierre d’Oleron

After Images, Musée Juif de Belgique, Brussles

Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 10

Oblique Memories- works from the collection of the FRAC Poitou- Charentes, Lycée Émile Combes, Pons

Sculpture Now, Eva Presenhuber, Zürich


The Recontres d’Arles Discovery Award, Recontres d’Arles, Arles

Travels to: How Soon is Now, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia

Looking Back/The Fifth White Columns Annual – Selected by Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York NY

Plug-in, Musée d’Angoulême, Angoulême

Off the Wall Part 1: Thirty Performative Acts, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, travels to Museu de Arte Contemporãnea de Serralves, Porto


Ordinary Madness, curated by Dan Byers, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Reflection: 15 Years, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Esienberg, curated by Matthew Higgs, Hessel Museum of Art/Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY

Home and away, DAAD, Berlin

Street with human shadows, curated byHans Ulrich Obrist et Philippe Parreno, Rencontres d’ Arles, Arles

Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection, curated by Eric Mézil and Letitia Ragaglia, Museion Bolzano, Bolzano

CLIMAX REDVX, BAC – Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva

The nice thing about Castillo/Corrales…, Castillo/Corrales, Paris

L’école de Stéphanie, KW Institute, Berlin

Small World, The Museum of Oléron Island, Saint-Pierre d’Oléron

Wind, The Breath Between Images, Le Quartier, Quimper


We Are Sun-Kissed and Snow-Blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

La Suite, Air de Paris, Paris

The Object of the Attack, David Roberts Art Foundation, London

Cage and Cunningham: Chance, Time, and Concept in the Visual Arts, MMoCA The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

Phot(o)bjects, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA

Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, SAR

UNDERWATER, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA

La Recherche, Air de Paris, Paris

Chinese Box, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, CA

Il Tempo Del Postino, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, organized by Art Basel, Foundation Beyeler and Theater Basel, Basel

Because I Say So…, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Flordia International University, Miami, FL

Gallery III, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

No Sound, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Phot(o)bjects, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver

Desenhos A-Z [Drawings], Museu da Cidade, Lisbon

Regift, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

Puissance & Gloire, Frac Poitou-Charentes, Château de Bressuire

Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Editions (2004-2009), Centre d’Edition Contemporaine, Geneva

The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Object of The Attack, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London


Yokohama 2008: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama

The artist is a mysterious entertainer/Immovably Centred, De Appel, Amsterdam

Meet Me Around the Corner: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

I Love the Horizon, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble

CLIMAX REDUX, LOOP’08 Video Festival, Barcelona

Self Storage, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Recent Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2007, from the collection of Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York, NY

The World as a Stage, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Piéces á vivre, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême

Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern

God is Design, Galpão Fortes Vilaça, Curated by Neville Wakefield, São Paulo

In Repose, The Galleries at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Gravity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Sound of Things: Unmonumental Audio, New Museum, New York, NY


This Winter, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Jubilee Exhibition, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

The World as a Stage, The Tate Modern, London; traveling to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Everstill/Siempretodavía Part 1, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Huerta de San Vicente Calle Virgen Blanca, Granada


Good Morning, Midnight, curated by Bruce Hainley, Casey Kaplan, New York NY

Every Revolution is The Roll of The Dice, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Insubstantial Pageant Faded Work On Themes of Decay, Time’s Passage, Presence and Absence, and Mortality, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA

Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Frederico García Lorca House-Museum at Huerta de San Vicente, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Granada

Il Tempo del Postino, co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Philipe Parreno, Manchester International Festival, The Manchester Opera House, Manchester; Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris; Art Basel, Foundation Beyeler and Theater Basel, Basel

What we do is Secret, curated by Amy O’Neill, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva

00’s-The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, curated by Stéphanie Moisdon and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lyon

Silence, Listen to the Show, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin


Empathetic, curated by Elizabeth Thomas, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; The Serpentine Gallery, London, ; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik; The Herning Art Museum, Henrning; the Moscow Biennial; Sérignan, Beijing, (Songzhuang Art Center), and Warsaw


COMPILER*02 – From Here to the Ocean, a curated DVD magazine and platform film compiled by Daniel Baumann and Champion Zero, Basel

25 x 25, crated by Matthew Higgs and Amie Scally, White Columns, New York, NY

Pose & Sculpture, curated by Daniel Baumann, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

The Secret Theory of Drawing: Dislocation and Indirection in Contemporary Drawing, The Drawing Room, London

Strange Powers, Creative Time, New York, NY

The Missing Evidence, Centre d’édition Contemporaine, Geneva

An Ongoing Low Grade Mystery, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Day for Night, The 2006 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Of Mice + Men: 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick, Berlin


T1- The Pantagruel Syndrome, Torino Triennale Tremusei, Turin

A Brief History of Invisible Art, CCA Wallis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Franscisco, CA


Tbilisi 2. Wednesday Calls the Future, National Art Center, Tbilisi

Brave New Art, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

The Plain of Heaven, Creative Time, New York, NY

Marginal Revolutions, Kunst Werk Institute for Contempoary Art, Berlin

I Still Believe in Miracles, Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville Paris, Paris

France. Traveling to: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien

19 Rainstorms: Neil Goldberg, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA

Goodbye Fourteenth Street, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

1 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, former Lenin Museum, Moscow


Fee of Angels, Man in the Holocene, London


54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday is Gone, Arts Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory, Tbilisi

International Exposition of the Dak’Art Biennial of Contemporary Africa Art, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Senegal, Africa

Collection (or How I Spent a Year), curated by Bob Nickas, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

Ishtar, Midway Contemporary Art, St. Paul, MN

The Weather, Saidye Bronfman Canter for the Arts, Montreal. Traveling to the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

Le Corps en Mouvement (The Body in Motion), The Louis-Jeantet Foundation of Medecine, Geneva


Atto Primo, Galeria Massimo de Carlo, Milan

Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, traveling exhibition: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

Gray Area: Uncertain Images: Bay Area Photography 1970s to Now, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

Comment Rester Zen, Centre Cultural Suisse, Paris; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund


Spectacular: The Art of Action, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

Utopia Station, curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija, 50th International Exhibition of Art, Venice Bienniale, Venice

The Happy face of Globalization, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tiziana Casapietra and Roberto Constantino, Attese Ceramics Biennial, Albisola

Young Scene, curated by Daniel Baumann, Vienna Seccession, Vienna

Peripheries become the center, curated by Jens Hoffmann Prague Biennial, Prague

It happened tomorrow, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon

Ishtar, curated by Bruce Hainley, Midway Contemporary Art, Saint Paul, MN

Georges / Abstraction Surface air, Program Video by BDV, ARTVIEW, Paris

Breathing the Water, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich

The Rebirth of Wonder, Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

The Lengths, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, NY


Hello, My Name Is…, organized by Laura Hoptman, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

How Extraordinary that the World Exists, curated by Ralph Rugoff, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Oakland, CA

Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Gallery Luhman, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Traveling to: Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

Summer Cinema, Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York, NY

The Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show, curated by Jens Hoffmann, The Project, Los Angeles, CA


Do It, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist,

I Love Dijon, curated by Eric Troncy, Le Consortium, Dijon

The Dedalic Convention, curated by Liam Gillick, MAK Museum, Vienna

The Wedding Show, Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York, NY

Mink Jazz, curated by Bruce Hainley, Mark Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

Angel Heart, Air de Paris, Paris


Trisha Donnelly, Gabriel Kuri, Nathan Carter, Florence Paradeis, Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York, NY

Echo, curated by Anne Gardiner, Artist’s Space, New York, NY


Minty, curated by Bruce Hainley, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Rhythms, Trances, and Dances (The Body in Motion), curated by Eveline Notter, Foundation Louis-Jeantet de Médecine, Geneva


Astoria, curated by Trisha Donnelly, with Bob Nickas, Amy O’Neill, Arthur Ou and Adam Putnam, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz


Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY