MATTHEW BARNEY


MATTHEW BARNEY

Matthew Barney (b. 1967) is known for his innovative and broad-ranging practice encompassing film, performance, sculpture, photography and drawing. Celebrated for his feature-length cinematic work, including the seminal Cremaster Cycle (1994–2002), River of Fundament (2014) and Redoubt (2019), the artist creates fantastical universes which challenge the limits and politics of gender, sexuality and codified beliefs.

Describing himself primarily as a sculptor, Barney works with materials stretching from petroleum jelly to bronze, creating objects and installations that are intrinsically linked to his cinematic world. Barney’s drawings mark both the beginning and end of his filmic projects, existing as preparatory sketches and as reflective recollections of internal states. The closely interrelated elements of his oeuvre form the parts of a mythological Gesamtkunstwerk, addressing questions of life and death, the natural world and industrial transformation, the cosmic and terrestrial.

‘Over the last twenty-seven years Matthew Barney has produced some of the most accomplished, demanding, and distinctive bodies of work in contemporary art. A leading artist of his generation, he is a visionary figure whose complex and radical forms have generated an entirely new artistic vocabulary that is as unique as it is protean. At the root of his provocative art is an examination of physical and biological systems as a portal to the psychic, symbolic, mythological, occult, and archetypal dimensions of human experience and consciousness.’

O. Enwezor, ‘Portals and Processions: Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament’, in Matthew Barney: River of Fundament, exh. cat., Haus der Kunst, Munich; New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2014, p. 232

Image: Orange Lupine, 2021, graphite and gouache on paper in high-density polyethylene frame, 33 x 38.1 x 3.2 cm.; 13 x 15 x 1 1/4 in. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging Inc.

Biography


VITA

1967

Born in San Francisco, USA


1989

BA Yale University, New Haven CT


1993

Europa 2000 Prize, Aperto '93, 45th Venice Biennale


1996

Hugo Boss Prize, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


1999

James D. Phelan Art Award in Video, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco Foundation


2002

Glen Dimplex Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin


2007

Kaiser Ring Award, Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar


2011

Golden Gale Persistence of Vision Award, 54th San Francisco International Film Festival


2024

Honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters


Lives and works in New York, USA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Dallas Museum of Art

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Glenstone, Potomac

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

Ludwig Museum, Cologne

Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham

Rubell Family Collection, Miami

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main

Pérez Art Museum, Miami

Tate, London

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Zabludowicz Collection, London

PERFORMANCES


2010

KHU
2 October, 2010, Detroit


2008

REN
18 May, 2008, Los Angeles


2007

Guardian of the Veil, "Il Tempo del Postino"
12–14 July, 2007, Manchester International Festival

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

SECONDARY
Fondation Cartier, Paris

SECONDARY: object impact
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

SECONDARY: commencement
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

SECONDARY: light lens parallax
Sadie Coles HQ, London

SECONDARY: object replay
Gladstone Gallery, New York


2023

REPRESSIA (decline)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

SECONDARY
Matthew Barney Studio, New York


2022

Drawing Restraint 25
Gladstone Gallery, Seoul

Drawing Restraint
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


2021

After Ruby Ridge
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Redoubt
Hayward Gallery, London, travelled from:
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing;
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (catalogue)


2020

Cosmic Hunt
Sadie Coles HQ, London


2019

Embrasure
Gladstone Gallery, New York

Redoubt
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, travelled to:
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing;
Hayward Gallery, London (catalogue)


2016

Facility of DECLINE
Gladstone Gallery, New York

Bildungsroman
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

Drawing Restraint
Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington


2015

WATER CASTINGS: Fourteen Pieces
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

River of Fundament
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, travelled from:
The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart;
Haus der Kunst, Munich


2014

Crown Zinc
Sadie Coles HQ, London

Drawing Restraint
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

River of Fundament
Haus der Kunst, Munich, travelled to:
The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart;
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


2013

Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, travelled to:
BnF Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris


2011

DJED
Gladstone Gallery, New York


2010

Prayer Sheet with the Wound and the Nail
Schaulager, Basel

Sadie Coles HQ, London


2009

Ancient Evenings: Libretto
Gladstone Gallery, Brussels


2008

Contemporary Mythologies
Fondazione Merz, Turin

Drawing Restraint
Kunsthalle Wien, travelled from:
Serpentine Gallery, London


2007

Drawing from the Guardian of the Veil
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Verein zur Förderung Moderner Kunst e.V.

Drawing Restraint New Sun
Sadie Coles HQ, London

Drawing Restraint
Serpentine Gallery, London, travelled to:
Kunsthalle Wien


2006

The Occidental Guest
Gladstone Gallery, New York

Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint 9 Storyboards
John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York

Drawing Restraint
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, travelled from:
21st Century Museum of Contempory Art, Kanazawa;
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Pace Car for the Hubris Pill
Kunsthalle Bern, travelled from:
Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux;
Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (catalogue)


2005

Drawing Restraint
21st Century Museum of Contempory Art, Kanazawa, travelled to:
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul;
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Franciso


2003

Matthew Barney in the Living Art Museum
Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

CREMASTER I
Boise Art Museum

The CREMASTER Cycle
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

The CREMASTER Cycle
Museum Ludwig, Cologne; travelled to:
Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (2002–2003); 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2003, catalogue)


2000

CREMASTER 2: The Drones' Explosion
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

CREMASTER 5
Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland


1999

CREMASTER 2: The Drones' Exposition
Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, travelled to:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


1998

March with the Anal Sadistic Warrior
KunstKanaal, Amsterdam

CREMASTER 5
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

CREMASTER 5
la Caixa Foundation, Barcelona

CREMASTER 1
Öffentliche Kunstmuseum Basel


1997

CREMASTER 5
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

CREMASTER 5
Portikus, Frankfurt/Main

CREMASTER 1
Kunsthalle Wien


1996

Transexualis and REPRESSIA; CREMASTER 1 and CREMASTER 4
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


1995

CREMASTER 4
Artangel, London

Pace Car for the Hubris Pill
Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, travelled to:
Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux; Kunsthalle Bern (catalogue)

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Matthew Barney: OTTOshaft
Tate Britain, London

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris


1994

Portraits from CREMASTER 4
Regen Projects, Los Angeles


1991

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles

Matthew Barney: New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


1989

Field Dressing
Payne Whitney Athletic Complex, Yale University, New Haven


1988

Scab Action, Video exhibition for the New York City Rainforst Alliance
Open Centre

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

Postcard Kilometer: Artists’ Cards in Europe from 1960 to Today
Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden

Holly Village

GEMS and Derosia Galleries, New York 

Technocool: New Trends in Hungarian Art of the Nineties (1989–2001)

Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Au bout de mes rêves

Vanhaerents Art Collection, Tripostal, Lille

Baroque

Galerie Champ Lacombe, Biarritz

Before Tomorrow – Astrup Fearnley Museet 30 Years

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

“Ringe sind’s, die eine Kette machen” Neuerwerbungen und Sammlungsbestände der Goslarer Kaiserringträger_innen

Mönchehaus Museum Goslar

Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut


2022

START
Start Museum, Shanghai

Future Bodies from a Recent Past – Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s
Museum Brandhorst, Munich

Matthew Barney, Carolee Schneemann, Kazuo Shiraga, Min Tanaka
Fergus McCaffrey, New York

We Get to Choose Our Families
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

A Divided Landscape
The Momentary, Arkansas

REPEATER
Sadie Coles HQ, London

The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

You Only Live Twice
Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich, Munich


2021

Drawings with Graphite
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Human, 7 questions
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Before the Cockerel Crows
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

American Art: From Andy Warhol to Kara Walker
Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze (catalogue)


2020

Drawing 2020
Gladstone Gallery, New York

Savage Topology
Museo Jumex, Mexico City


2019

Up to and Including Limits: After Carolee Schneemann
Muzeum Susch, Zernez

Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Opera as the World. The Quest for a Total Work of Art
Centre Pompidou Metz

If the Snake
Okayoma Triennale Art Summit, Okayama

Drawn Together Again
FLAG Art Foundation, New York


2018

The Elephant in the Room – Sculptures of the Marx Collection
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Curtain – Vorhang
Bildraum Bodensee, Bregenz

Au Diapason du Monde
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

BioPerversity
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles


2017

The Everywhere Studio
Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

Clouds ⇄ Forests
7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Again and Again
Haus der Kunst, Munich

What I Loved: Selected Works from The '90s
Regen Projects, Los Angeles


2016

Flying over the Abyss
Athens Conservatoire, Athens

Body Extensions: Prosthetics and Sculpture
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Winter in America
Jack Shainman Gallery: The School, Kinderhook, New York

Hey You! ~ Who Me?
Yale Art Gallery, New Haven


2015

All The World's a Stage
Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Future Present
Schaulager Münchenstein

Partial Presence
Zabludowicz Collection, London

HE: The Hergott Shepard Photography Collection
The University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection
The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

La La La Human Steps
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

America is Hard to See
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Flying over the Abyss
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

Winter in America
Jack Shainman Gallery: The Shop, New York

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

The Articulated Void
The PostContemporary, Troy, New York


2014

Manifest Intention. Drawing in All its Forms
Castello di Rivoli, Torino

Man in the Mirror
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels

A Thousand Doors
Gennadius Library and Grounds, American School of Classical Studies, Athens

Not For All My Little Words
Marc Straus, New York

Philippe Parreno – Dessins
Cahiers d'Art, Paris

A Very Short History of Contemporary Sculpture
Philips, London

Love Story-Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection
Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection
The Contemporary Austin

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
The Museum of Modern Art, New York


2013

Legacy: Photographs From the Emily Fisher Landau Collection
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

Aquatopia
Nottingham Contemporary

Gironcoli: context
Belvedere, Vienna

Altars of Madness
Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg, travelled to:
Confort Moderne, Poitiers

Expo 1: New York
MoMA PS1, New York, travelled to:
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

12th Lyon Biennial
Lyon

Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
New Museum, New York

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, travelled from:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


2012

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

The Studio: Workshop and Myth
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Der Nackte Mann
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz

Battleground States
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

To Be with Art Is All We Ask
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, travelled to:
Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

The Circus as a Parallel Universe
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

Topsy Turvy
de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam

American Exuberance
Rubell Family Collection, Miami


2011

In the Name of the Artists: American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
Bienal Pavillion, São Paulo

Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosophy
Reykjavik Art Museum

Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Silent Echoes – Collection 1
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

The Luminous Interval
Solomon R. Guggenheim Bilbao

Oceanomania
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Black Swan
Regen Projects, Los Angeles


2010

Robert Mapplethorpe: Night Work
Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Houdini: Art and Magic
The Jewish Museum, New York, travelled to:
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Accessories to An Artwork
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York

Sweat
Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad

Do Redo Undo
Wiels Museum, Brussels

Focus on Artists: 75th Anniversary
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Collecting Biennials
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Hard Targets
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection
New Museum, New York

Sexuality and Trascendence
Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev


2009

Nine New Destinations
Inhotim Cultural Institute, Brumadino

100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009)
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

BAROCK
MADRE Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples

Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Cella
Complesso Monumentale di San Michele a Ripa, Rome

Bad Habits
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Chelsea Visits Havana
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

Rotating Views #1
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

1992009
D'Amelio Terras, New York

Blood of Two: Matthew Barney & Elizabeth Peyton
Slaughterhouse, Deste Foundation Project Space, Hydra

Yokohoma Triennial: Time Crevasse
Yokohama

Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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

Under Pain of Death
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

Las Implicaciones de la Imagen
Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City


2007

Sculptors Drawing
Aspen Art Museum

I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton in Art
Chim & Read, New York

Role Exchange
Sean Kelly, New York

II Tempo del Postino
Manchester International Festival, Manchester

Concept: Photography – Dialogues & Attitudes
Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Cologne

Artist Moving Image
Bath Film Festival

Mythos
Kunsthaus Bregenz

Prison
Bloomberg SPACE, London

Lights Camera Action: Artist's Film for the Cinema
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Narcissus Faces
Cook Fine Art, New York

Speed 1
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia

All in the Present Must Be Transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, travelled to:
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin


2006

Not All Is Visible: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

All in the Present Must Be Transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, travelled to:
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

Defamation of Character
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

The Eighth Square
Museum Ludwig, Cologne

The Guggenheim Collection
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn

New York, New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Film, Music and Video
Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Human Game
Stazione Leopolda, Florence

Surprise, Surprise
Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Into Me/Out of Me
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, travelled to:
Kunstwerke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Having New Eyes
Aspen Art Museum

What Makes You and I Different
Tramway 2/Project Room, Glasgow

Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Thank You For the Music
Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich

Dark Places
Santa Monica Museum of Art


2005

11th BIM Biennial of Moving Images
Centre pour l'Image contemporaine, Paris

Bidibidobidiboo: Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection
Turin

(My Private) Heroes
Marta Herford

Work Time/Material Time/Life Time
Akureyri Art Museum

Quartet: Barney, Gober, Levine, Walker
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis


2004

Klütterkammer: An Exhibition by John Bock
Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Working Editions: An Exploration of Art and Function
Fine Art in Space, New York

Il Bello e le bestie
Museum d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto

Love/Hate From Magritte to Cattelan: Masterpieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Villa Manin Center of Contemporary Art, Passariano, Udine

Touch and Temperature: Art in the Age of Cybernetic Totalism
Bitforms, New York

The Encounters in the 21st Century: Polyphony – Emerging Resonances
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


2003

Perfect Innocence: The Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, travelled to:
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth

Picturing the Artist: Photography from the MCA Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Just Love Me: Post-Feminist Art of the 1990s from the Goetz Collection
Bregenz Art Museum, Bregenz, travelled to:
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

Fast Forward: Media Art / Sammlung Goetz
Center for Arts and Media, Karlsruhe

Silver
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Storytelling
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer
La Bienniale di Venezia, Venice


2002

Penetration
Friedrich Petzel and Marianne Boesky,  New York

Shortcuts: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection
Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia

Arte Cotemporáneo Internacional
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

Hautnah: The Goetz Collection
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Moving Pictures
Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, travelled to:
Guggenheim Bilbao

Tempo
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

Sand in der Vaseline: Künstlerbücher II: 1980–2000
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld

Life Death Love Hate Pleasure Pain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


2001

Ten Photographers
Galleri K, Oslo

American Art from the Goetz Collection
Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

Uniform: Order and Disorder
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

Parkett, Collaborations and Editions since 1984
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Glen Dimplex Artists Award Exhibition 2001
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Affecting Invention
Carrie Secrist, Chicago

Public Offerings
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

Heads and Hands
Decatur House, Washington D.C.

Hypermental: Rampant Reality 1950–2000. From Dali to Koons
Kunsthaus Zürich

Arte Contemporaneo Internacional
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City


2000

Matthew Barney, Jennifer Pastor, Charles Ray
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Staged: Constructions in Contemporary Photography
Bonakdar Jancou, New York

Recent Acquisitions
Kunstwerke, Berlin

MUSEUM
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

media_city seoul 2000
Contemporary Art and Technology Biennial Seoul

Voilà: Le monde dans la tête
Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

What's New: Recent Acquisitions in Photography
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Outbound: Passages from the 90s
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston


1999

Carnegie International
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Regarding Beauty
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

The Promise of Photography: Selected Works from the DG Bank Collection
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York


1998

Wounds: Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art
Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Scratches on the Surface of Things
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Die Rache der Veronika
Die Fotosammlung Lambert, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Emotion: Young British and American Art from the Goetz Collection
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

+Zone
Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba

Global Vision, New Art from the 90s – with new acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection
Deste Foundation, Athens

Extensions: Aspects of the Figure
The Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School


1997

De-Genderism
Setagaza Art Museum, Tokyo

A Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, travelled to:
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Sous le Manteau
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Loco-Motion
Cinema Accademia Dorsoduro, Venice

Biennale de Lyon


1996

Hugo Boss Prize Exhibition
Guggenheim SoHo, New York

10th Biennale of Sydney

Matthew Barney, Tony Oursler and Jeff Wall
Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Foreign Body
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

Hybrids
de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam

Defining the Nineties: Consensus-making in New York, Miami and Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

Picasso: A Contemporary Dialogue
Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac, Salzburg

Passions Privees
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Faustrecht der Freiheit
Neues Museum Weserberg, Bremen

Art at Home, Ideal Standard Life
The Spiral Garden, Tokyo


1995

Drawing on Chance: Selections from the Collection
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

DASAMERICAS II
Museo de Arte de São Paulo

Ripple Across the Water 95
Wateri-um Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

ARS '95
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

The Masculine Masquerade
List Visual Art Center, Cambridge

Altered States: American Art in The 90s
Forum For Contemporary Art, St. Louis


1994

Hors Limites
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Of the Human Condition: Hope and Despair at the End of the Century
Spiral Gallery, Tokyo

Acting Out: The Body in Video, Then and Now
Royal College of Art, London

Sammlung Volkmann, Berlin

The Ossuary
Luhring Augustine, New York

Drawing on Sculpture
Cohen Gallery, New York


1993

Exhibition to Benefit the Mapplethorpe Laboratory for AIDS Research
Barbara Galdstone Gallery, New York

Aperto '93
45th Venice Biennale

Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue
Fairfield University

Action/Performance and the Photograph
Turner-Krull, Los Angeles

Works on Paper
Paula Cooper, New York


1992

Documenta 9, Kassel

Périls et Colères
capC Musée d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux

Post Human
FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain, Pully/Lausanne, travelled to:
Castello di Rivoli;
Deste Foundation, Athens;
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Matthew Barney, Sam Reveles, and Nancy Rubins
Gladstone Gallery, New York

Spielhölle
U-Bahn Station, Frankfurt/Main


1991

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Regen Projects, Los Angeles

ACT-UP Benefit Art Sale
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York


1990

Viral Infection: The Body and its Discontents
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo

Group Drawing Exhibition
Althea Viafora, New York

Gallery Artists
Althea Viafora, New York

Video Library
Andrea Rosen, New York
 

Videos


Publications


Matthew Barney: SECONDARY Magazine

Published by Matthew Barney Studio, Galerie Max Hetzler, Gladstone Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ, and Regen Projects, 2024
Edition of 6000

€ 10.00 € 8.00

Matthew Barney: Redoubt

Film Poster
2021

€ 20.00 € 16.00

Matthew Barney: After Ruby Ridge

Exhibition Poster
2021

€ 20.00 € 16.00

Matthew Barney: From Mud, A Blade, 2006. Edition No. 37

Matthew Barney: From Mud, A Blade, 2006. Edition No. 37
Edition of 100

€ 60.00

Selected Press


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ArtReview September 2023

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The Art Newspaper May 2023

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BLAU International October 2021

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Los Angeles Times January 2020

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The Art Newspaper November 2019

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Artforum March 2019

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The Guardian June 2014

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Modern Painters April 2014

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The Paris Review February 2014

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032c Summer 2010

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Kaiserring Publications September 2007

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ARTnews June 2006

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The Brooklyn Rail 2003

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The New York Times Magazine October 1999

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Parkett 1995

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