PAUL McCARTHY


PAUL McCARTHY

Widely understood as one of the most influential living American artists, Paul McCarthy (b. 1945) has developed a multimedia practice which tests the limits of genre, medium and taboo. Spanning performance, photography, sculpture, video, drawing and painting, McCarthy’s oeuvre draws from politics and popular culture to investigate themes of sexuality, death and cultural subconscious. From performances incorporating bodily fluids and foods to elaborately staged installations and drawings executed by the artist’s alter egos, McCarthy’s works confront the human capacity for ugliness. The myths and absurdities of everyday life – among them the artist’s own psyche, the fairy tales of Walt Disney, and the fallacies of the American Dream – are used as source materials with which to question what it is to be human.

‘McCarthy has been inspirational to several generations of artists and pioneered methods that are fairly common today. His way of creating sculptural video installations out of the sets he used in performance works, for instance, has been adopted by many others. […]

Paul McCarthy moves in and out of his own oeuvre in a way that makes it hard to discern the chronology. Many themes return throughout his production, from the early years at art school to the present day. He repeats and recreates many works, and the repetition and translation, the transferral of certain works into other media, has emerged as a theme in itself.’ ​​​​​​

M. af Petersens, ‘Paul McCarthy’s 40 years of hard work – an attempt at a summary’‚ in Paul McCarthy: Head Shop / Shop Head. Works 1966–2006, exh. cat., Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and travelling; Göttingen: Steidl, 2006

Image: Santa Claus, 2001, bronze, dimensions variable. Photo: © Jannes Linders, collection: Sculpture International Rotterdam

Artist Talk

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1945

Born in Salt Lake City, USA


1965

Weber State College, Ogden


1966–1968

University of Utah, Salt Lake City


1968–1969

San Francisco Art Institute


1969–1970

University of Utah, Salt Lake City


1970–1973

University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Museion, Bolzano

FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier

FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème

Frans Hals Museum / De Hallen, Haarlem

Fundación ‘la Caixa‘, Barcelona

Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho

Kunsthaus Zürich

Kunstmuseen Krefeld

Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf

MONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart

mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Tate, London

University of Colorado Art Museum

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

Christa Dichgans | Paul McCarthy: (Un)Schuldiges Spiel? Miteinander gegenüber #9
Kunsthalle Bielefeld ​​​​

Them as Was Is, organised by Cornelius Tittel
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels


2022

A&E Drawings: A&E Drawing Session 2021 with Lilith Stangenberg
Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

Paul McCarthy: Pirates Stew Pot
Hauser & Wirth, Monaco


2021

Dead End Hole
KODE Art Museum, Bergen

Parts Make Up a Hole
The Box, Los Angeles

Painted Pirate Heads
Peder Lund, Oslo

A&E Sessions: Drawing and Painting
Hauser & Wirth, New York


2020

Paul McCarthy. Alpine Stories and other Dystopias
Tamark 22 / Hauser & Wirth, Gstaad

Paul McCarthy: Head Space, Drawings 19632019
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


2019

Mixed Bag
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels


2018

360: Paul McCarthy
Zabludowicz Collection, London

Paul McCarthy: Innocence
M Woods, Beijing


2017

Cut Up and Silicone, Female Idol, WS
Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Paul McCarthy. WS Spinoffs, Wood Statues, Brown Rothkos
Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

WS & CSSC, Drawings and Paintings
Fundació Gaspar, Barcelona


2016

Raw Spinoffs Continuations
Hauser & Wirth, New York

White Snow & Coach Stage Stage Coach, Spinoffs
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Lokremise, St. Gallen

Paul McCarthy: White Snow, Wood Sculptures
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle


2015

Full Exposure: Paul and Damon McCarthy’s Pirate Party
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham

Paul McCarthy: Drawings
The Renaissance Society, Chicago

Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy: Rebel Dabble Babble
Volksbühne, Berlin

Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

Spin Offs: White Snow WS, Caribbean Pirates CP
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Paul McCarthy: Photographs 1977–1996
Art & Public, Cabinet P.H., Geneva


2014

Chocolate Factory
Monnaie de Paris

Paul McCarthy: WS SC
Hauser & Wirth, London

Paul McCarthy: Ketchup and Blod
Galleri F15, Moss

Paul McCarthy: Black and White Tapes
Space Studios, London


2013

Paul McCarthy: WS
Park Avenue Armory, New York

Paul McCarthy & Damon McCarthy: Rebel Dabble Babble
Hauser & Wirth, New York

Paul McCarthy: Life Cast
Hauser & Wirth, New York

Paul McCarthy: Sculptures
Hauser & Wirth, New York


2012

PROPO
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

White Snow
Peder Lund, Oslo

Paul McCarthy: The Box
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Rebel Dabble Babble
The Box, Los Angeles

Paul McCarthy: Nine Dwarves
Kukje Gallery, Seoul


2011

The Dwarves, The Forests
Hauser & Wirth, New York

The King, The Island, The Train, The House, The Ship
Hauser & Wirth, London

Skulptur: Paul McCarthy “Henry Moore Bound to Fail”
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Kunsthalle Wien

White Snow Dwarf (Dopey #1)
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Paul McCarthy: Selected Works
Charles Riva Collection, Brussels


2010

Caribbean Pirates (with Damon McCarthy)
Sammlung Friedrichshof, Zurndorf

Three Sculptures
L&M Arts, Los Angeles

Pig Island
Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan


2009

Paul McCarthy: White Snow
Hauser & Wirth, New York

Air Pressure
De Uithof, Utrecht

Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Contemporary trends in video art: Paul McCarthy
Salt Lake Art Center


2008

Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement: Three Installations, Two Films
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


2007

PETER PAUL CHOCOLATES. Edibles by Paul McCarthy
Maccarone Gallery, New York

Paul McCarthy: Tokyo Santa 1996/2004
Essl Museum Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg

Paul McCarthy: Air Born / Air Borne / Air Pressure
Middelheim Sculpture Museum, Antwerp

Paul McCarthy, Damon McCarthy: Portfolios
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich


2006

Between Beauty and the Beast. Sculptures, Drawings and Photographs
Nyehaus, New York

Paul McCarthy: Head Shop / Shop Head. Works from 1966–2006
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, travelled to:
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum;
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent


2005

Paul McCarthy: LaLa Land Parody Paradise
Haus der Kunst, Munich, travelled to:
Whitechapel Gallery, London


2004

Paul McCarthy: Brain Box Dream Box
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, travelled to:
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga


2003

Paul McCarthy: Piccadilly Circus
Hauser & Wirth, London

Tate, London

Paul McCarthy: Films and Video Works

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

Zoe Leonard und Paul McCarthy: Werke aus der Sammlung Schürmann
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen


2002

Propposition (with Jason Rhoades)
Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg

Paul McCarthy & Jason Rhoades: Shit Plug
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Paul McCarthy: Clean Thoughts
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Paul McCarthy: Videowerken 1971–1999
De Hallen, Haarlem

Paul McCarthy: Videos
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny


2001

Paul McCarthy: Videos und Fotografien
Kunstverein Hamburg

Tate Liverpool

Paul McCarthy: Pirate Drawings
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Villa Arson, Nice

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Paul McCarthy: The Garden
Deitch Projects, New York

Paul McCarthy: The Box
Public Art Fund, IBM Building, New York

Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York


2000

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Heidi File
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica

Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

Projekt Fassade
Secession, Vienna

Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy: Collaborative Works
The Power Plant, Toronto


1999

Propposition, (with Jason Rhoades)
David Zwirner Gallery, New York

Dimensions of the Mind
Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, Lokremise St. Gallen

Dead H and Early Performance Photographs
Studio Guenzani, Milan

Tokyo Santa Santa’s Trees
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica

Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley: Videos 1970–1998
Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich


1998

Painter, Video and Drawings
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Paul McCarthy: 1969–1983
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Paul McCarthy: Combination Photographs, Video, and Objects
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica

Sod and Sodie Sock (with Mike Kelley)
Secession, Vienna


1997

Santa Chocolate Shop
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich


1996

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Salon
Air de Paris

Yaa-Hoo
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Video Works
Galerie Drantmann, Brussels

Video and Drawings
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


1995

5 Photographic Works, 19701974
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica

Projects 51: Paul McCarthy
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Art and Public, Geneva

Tomato Head
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy
Kunstverein Hamburg


1994

Pinocchio Pipenose Householddilemma
Air de Paris, travelled to:
Galeria Antoni Estrany, Barcelona;
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York;
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen;
Esther Schipper Galerie, Cologne;
Studio Guenzani, Milan;
McKinney Art Center, Dallas;
City Art Gallery, Auckland;
Oberösterreichische Landesmuseum, Linz

FRAC - Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain, Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème

Air de Paris, Nice

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

Galerie George-Philippe Vallois, Paris

Studio Guenzani, Milan


1993

Video
Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm

Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

The Dead Viking
Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne

Luring Augustine Gallery, New York


1991

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1990

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1987

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1986

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1985

AAA Art, Los Angeles


1983

Paintings
Cirque Divers, Liège

1982

Human Object
LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

1979

Contemporary Cure All
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Exhibitions

Deadening
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG: A celebration of the gallery's heritage and family origins
Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

Before Tomorrow – Astrup Fearnley Museet 30 Years

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

the ömen: Albert Oehlen paintings and Paul McCarthy sculptures

Gagosian, New York

Richard Jackson + Paul McCarthy
The Maria Leuff Foundation, New York

Lee Lozano and Paul McCarthy
NEST - ZHdK Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich


2022

Claustrophobia Alpina II: Subliminal Illuminations & the Shadows of Flight
Forde, Geneva

The Animal Within. Creatures in (and outside) the mumok Collection
Mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

Amitiés, créativité collective
Mucem - Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille

An Uncertain Pleasure
MAMBO - Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota

Summer Season 2022 Presentation

Skulpturenpark Schwante, Oberkrämer

Mirror Mirror. Fashion & The Psyche
MoMu - ModeMuseum, Antwerp

The Double: Identity and Difference in Art Since 1900'
The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

A Century of the Artist’s Studio 19202020
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Luncheon on the Grass
Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles

something new, something old, something desired
Hamburger Kunsthalle

Stahl Collection, second exhibition
Stahl Collection, Norrkoping


2021

The Greek Gift
DESTE Foundation Project Space, Hydra

Facing the Crowd
West Den Haag

Mother!
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, travelled to:
Kunsthalle Mannheim

Drawing on the Mind
Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong

Albrecht Fuchs. A
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck

Albert Oehlen – "Big Paintings by Me with Small Paintings by Others"
Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano

The Impermanent Display
LUMA Arles

Beyond Colour. Black and white in the Pinault Collection
The Pinault Collection, Couvent des Jacobins, Rennes

Arcimboldo Face to Face
Centre Pompidou-Metz

American Art 1961–2001
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

NOT I: Throwing Voices (1500 BCE–2020 CE)
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art

New Iconography: Artists Raising Children
The Landing, Los Angeles


2020

Untitled, 2020. Three Perspectives on the Art of the Present
Punta della Dogana, Venice

On the Razor’s Edge
Museo Jumex, Mexico City


2019

Self-Perception. Portrait Identities
Sprengel Museum, Hannover

Mike Bouchet & Paul Mccarthy: Upper Double Decker
Marlborough, London

Des mots et des choses
FRAC Bretagne, Châteaugiron

The Red Bean Grows in the South
Faurschou Foundation, New York

ART STRIKES BACK: From John to Banksy
Jorn Museum, Silkeborg

My Garden of Eden
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

Hyperrealism Sculpture: Ceci n’est pas un corps
La Boverei, Liège

Fuzzy Dark Spot: Video Art from Hamburg
Falckenberg Collection, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

People
Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles

Personal Private Public
Hauser & Wirth, New York

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 19502019
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Lust auf mehr. Neues aus der Sammlung Würth zur Kunst nach 1960
Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall

Enigma Pinocchio. From Giacometti to LaChapelle
Villa Bardini, Florence

Hyperrealism Sculpture. Ceci n'est pas un corps
Museum La Boverie, Liège


2018

Michael Jackson: On the Wall
National Portrait Gallery, London, travelled to:
Grand Palais, Paris;
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn;
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Paul McCarthy & Christian Lemmerz: Reality Virtual Reality
Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig

My Colour on Your Plate
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa

RE.USE: Waste, Objects, Ecology in Contemporary Art
Museo di Santa Caterina, Treviso

Bodyscan: Anatomy in the Arts and Sciences
ERES-Stiftung, Munich

Local Histories
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin

Tables, Carpets & Dead Flowers
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Remote Castration
LAXART, Los Angeles

Class Reunion: Works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Scürmann Collection
mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner
Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

I Still Believe in Miracles: Works from Selvage Art Collection
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

Hello World: Revising a Collection
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin

PLAY Kontrijk 2018
City of Kontrijk

Bronze Age
Firstsite, Colchester

Walking On the Fade Out Lines
Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Art & Entertainment
Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300Now)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

If So, What?
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

The Land We Live In The Land We Left Behind
Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton

Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown
National Museum of Art, Osaka


2017

Paul McCarthy & Christian Lemmerz, New Media (Virtual Reality Art)
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

Paul McCarthy & Mike Kelley: Heidi, Midlife Crisis Trauma Center and Negative Media-Engram Abreaction Release Zone 1992
Deitch Projects, New York

ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket Whitec
apel Gallery, London

I am you, you are too
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

The Everywhere Studio
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

Vitual Reality Art
Faurschou Fondation, Beijing

Soledad Lorenzo Collection
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Hyper Real
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Half a Tank of Gas
Kunsthaus Glarus and Swiss Institute

Animals
Charles Riva Project, Brussels

Recent Acquisitions
Faurschou Fondation, Copenhagen

White Trash
Luhring Augustine, New York

PoïPoï, une Collection Privée à Monaco
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner
Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

Unpacking: The Marciano Collection
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles

Serialities
Hauser & Wirth, New York

Mourning and Melancholia
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen


2016

Hyperrealist Sculpture 1973–2016
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, travelled to:
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey;
ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

Los Angeles: A Fiction
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, travelled to:
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon

The Billboard Creative Show
Billboard Creative, Los Angeles

5 Years at Heddon Street
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

The Power and the Glory
Charles Riva Collection, Brussels

The Eighties – A Decade of Extremes
M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

Human Figure
Charles Riva Project, Brussels

Art from Los Angeles: 1990–2010
Studio Guenzani, Milan

Human Interest: Portraits from The Whitney’s Collection
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles

Heroes
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Objects Do Things
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Punk: Its Traces in Contemporary Art
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Performing for the Camera
Tate Modern, London

Double Act
Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast

The Natural Order of Things
Museo Jumex, Mexico City

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Vancouver Art Gallery

impromptu (with Damon McCarthy)
The Box, Los Angeles


2015

Inbetween: Baselitz-McCarthy
The George Economou Collection, Athens

Salon d’Hiver
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

The Worlds Turned Upside Down
BPS22, Charleroi

Die Kunst, die Kunst, ich pfeife auf die Kunst: Arthur Cravan im Ring mit 13 Künstlern unserer Zeit
8. Salon, Hamburg

About Trees
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

Voices of 20 Contemporary Artists at Idem Paris, a Lithography Studio in Montparnasse
Tokyo Station Gallery

Art Strikes Back
Fundació Gaspar, Barcelona

Picasso.Mania
Grand Palais, Paris

A Few Free Years: from Absalon to Zobernig. Donations by Friedrich Christian Flick to the Nationalgalerie
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin

Marlborough Lights
Marborough Chelsea, New York

Geometries On and Off the Grid. Art from 1950 to the Present
The Warehouse, Dallas

Drawing in L.A.: The 1960s and 70s
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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

My Body Is the Event: Vienna Actionism and International Performance
mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

Self-Inflicted Justice By Bad Shopping: New Acquisitions of the Falckenberg Collection 2011–2014
Falckenberg Collection, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Eagles II: Contemporary American Artists
Galeria Marlborough, Madrid

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

Thorn in the Flesh
The George Economou Collection, Athens

ROLL UP, ROLL UP! An Anatomical Waxwork Cabinet meets Art
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden

Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd’hui
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Proper Nouns
Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, travelled to:
Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus;
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland;
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York


2014

Mike Bouchet & Paul McCarthy: DOUBLE DECK Monty Carlo
Marlborough Monaco

Mike Bouchet & Paul McCarthy
Portikus, Frankfurt

Mike Bouchet & Paul McCarthy
Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt

Something old, Something new, Something Borrowed, Something blue
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino

The Betty And Edward Marcus Sculpture Park At Laguna Gloria
The Contemporary Austin

Disturbing Innocence
The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

Bruna Aickelin 1970–2014
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice

Décors à vivre: Les Arts Décoratifs accueillent AD Intérieurs 2014
Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Art as a Verb
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Post Pop: East Meets West
Saatchi Gallery, London

Titans of the Stratosphere
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica

Body Doubles
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Use Me
Herbert Foundation, Ghent

Thorn in the Flesh
The George Economou Collection, Athens

Secret Passions: Private Flemish Collections
Tripostal, Lille

Retro active: Performance Art From 1964–1987
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

do it Moscow
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

Hybrid Creatures
Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris

Knock! Knock!
Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid

Men in LA: Three Generations of Drawers
The Box, Los Angeles

Beg, Borrow and Steal
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke

Blicke! Körper! Sensationen! Ein anatomisches Wachskabinett und die Kunst
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden

The Nakeds
The Drawing Room, London

The Human Factor: Use of the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture
Hayward Gallery, London

Remembering is not enough: MAXXI Collection
MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome

Franz Graf: Siehe was dich sieht
Belvedere, Vienna

19841999. The Decade
Centre Pompidou-Metz

Macht. Wahn. Vision. Rapunzel & Co. Von Türmen und Menschen in der Kunst
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen

Artlovers: Stories of Art in the Pinault Collection
Grimaldi Forum Monaco

Trash & Art
Galerie Hummel, Vienna

Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books
Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


2013

Andy Hope 1930, Paul McCarthy: Down Show Show Down
8. Salon, Hamburg

Confusion in the Vault
Museo Jumex, Mexico City

PAINT(erly)
MAB society, BANK gallery, Shanghai

Der schein: Glanz, Glamour, Illusion
Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover

Somos Libres
MATE - Mario Testino Museum, Lima

Comic Future
Ballroom Marfa, travelled to:
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

On Paper
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Helga de Alvear, Cáceres

Body Pressure. Sculptures since the 1960s
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin

White: Photography, Art, Design, Fashion, Film
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

Macht. Wahn. Vision. Der Turm und urbane Giganten
Städtischen Museen Heilbronn

El Teatro del Arte
Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos

Disturbing the Piece: An expedition through the World of Collage
Marta Herford Museum;
Kunstmuseum Ahlen

Dead Inside
Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York

Middle Gate Geel 13
De Halle, Geel

Le Surréalisme et l’objet
Centre Pompidou, Paris

The Humors
Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles

The Estate
Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin

Van Gogh Live!
Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles

The Weak Sex How Art Pictures the New Male
Kunstmuseum Bern

Il Palazzo Enciclopedico
55th Venice Biennial

Mobile M+: Inflation, M+
West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Mondo Utah: The Folkloric of the Beehive State
Utah Biennial of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

From Page to Space
Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren

Riotous Baroque: From Catelan to Zurbarán. Tributes to Precarious Vitality
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao;
Kunsthaus Zürich

Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon
Tacoma Arts Museum

From Figuration
Skarstedt Gallery, London

People
Parkett Ausstellungsraum, Zurich

L’art à l’épreuve du monde
Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque

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

Beg, Borrow and Steal: Rubell Family Collection
Palm Springs Art Museum

Language Games. An Introduction to the Art of Our Times
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Helga de Alvear, Caceres

The Naked Man
Ludwig Múzeum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Do or Die. The Human Condition in Painting and Photography
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden


2012

Vidéo Vintage 1963–1983
Centre Pompidou, Paris, travelled to:
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe;
Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro;
Beirut Art Center;
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul;
Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro

Number Six: Flaming Creatures
Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf

Painting
The Box, Los Angeles

Enlightened: Electric light as the Fairy of Art
Artipelag, Gustavsberg

Fruits of Passion
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Language Games: An Introduction to the Art of our Times
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Helga de Alvear, Cáceres

Mike Kelley — Paul McCarthy
Espace Croisé, centre d’art contemporain, Roubaix

Explosion! The legacy of Jackson Pollock
The Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona

California
Charles Riva Collection, Brussels

Der Nackte Mann
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

Metamorphosis: The transformation of being
All Visual Arts, London

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D. Daskalopoulos collection
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

The Art of Chess
Saatchi Gallery, London

The Big Bang
The Watermill Center

Explosion! Painting in Action
Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Number six: Flamming Creatures
Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf

Safari, Le Lieu Unique
Scène Nationale de Nantes

A la vie délibérée! Une histoire de la performance sur la Côte d’Azur de 1951 à 2011
Villa Arson, Nice

Mythos Atelier. Künstlerräume von Carl Spitzweg bis Bruce Nauman
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

ART AND THE CITY: Das Festival für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum in Zürich-West
City of Zurich

Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the present
L&M Arts, Los Angeles

Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Move: Choreographing you
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, travelled to:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Art with Chocolate
Museum Ritter, Waldenbach

Struggel(s)
Maison Particulière, Brussels

Rebel: James Franco, Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Terry Richardson, Ed Ruscha, Aaron Young
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art
Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev

Common Ground
City Hall Park, New York

Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, travelled to:
Haus der Kunst, Munich

Bye Bye American Pie
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires

Art Histories
VOX Contemporary Image Centre, Montreal

Utopia Gesamtkunstwerk, 21er Haus
Museum und Schloss Belvedere, Vienna

Atelier + Kitchen = Laboratories of the Senses
Marta Herford Museum

Hotel California II
Mitterrand + Cramer, Geneva

Los Angeles Free Music Society: Beneath the Valley of the Lowest Form of Music
The Box, Los Angeles

LA Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 19451980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
PMCA - Pasadena Museum of California Art

Big Picture III (Szenen / Figuren)
K21 Ständehaus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf

Do or Die. The Human Condition in Painting and Photography
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden

2011

100 Years (Version #4 Boston, 2012)
Boston University Art Gallery

American Exuberance
Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami

Recollecting Performance
LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

In the first Circle. A Project by Imogen Stidworthy
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

Farbe im Fluss/Color in Flux
Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

Welcome in the Dark!
Herning Museum of Contemporary Art

Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream the World Awake
MoMu - ModeMuseum Antwerpen

The Collectors Show
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Zwei Sammler: Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg
Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Das Atelier: Werkstatt und Mythos
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Out of Storage: Provisoire & Définitif
Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht

Off the Wall / Fora da Parede
Serralves Museum, Porto

He disappeared into complete silence: Rereading a Single Artwork by Louise Bourgeois
De Hallen, Haarlem

Dance You Life
Centre Pompidou, Paris

LA Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980. From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
PMCA - Pasadena Museum of California Art

State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970
OCMA - Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, travelled to:
Berkeley Art Museum;
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver;
SITE Santa Fe;
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York;
Smart Museum of Art, Chicago

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 19741981
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 19701983
LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Another Kind of Vapor
White Flag Projects, Saint Louis

Glimmer
Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec

Two Colors
Kathleen Cullen Fine Art & Elisabeth Ivers Gallery, New York

Unpainted Paintings
Luxembourg & Dayan, New York

Eating Art
Fundacón Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona

TEXT/VIDEO/FEMALE: Art after 60s
PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul

The Luxury of Dirt
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

De Kooning, De Kooning, De Kooning...
David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen

Zwischen Film und Kunst: Storyboards von Hitchcock bis Spielberg
Kunsthalle Emden

The Luminous Interval
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

In Praise of Doubt
Punta della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice

Kompass: Zeichnungen aus dem Museum of Modern Art New York
Gropius Bau, Berlin

Festival der Tiere
Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg

Move: Kunst und Tanz seit den 1960er Jahren
Haus der Kunst, Munich

From the collection: Unreal
Vancouver Art Gallery

Disorder in the house
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels

8 1⁄2
Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Florence

Living Archives: Cooperation Van Abbemuseum
Kunsthaus Bregenz


2010

200 Artworks: 25 Years
Hangaram Museum, Seoul

Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando? Opere d’arte contemporanea dalla collezione Consolandi
GAM - Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Gallarate

What’s New, Pussycat?
Torrance Art Museum

Compass in hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

Move: Choreographing You
The Hayward Gallery, London, travelled to:
Haus der Kunst, Munich;
Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf

THE PRIVATE MUSEUM: The passion for Contemporary Art in the Collections in Bergamo
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo

Exquisite Corpse Project: Leading Artists Recreate Surrealist Parlor Game
Klemes Gasser & Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York

Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Covering the Wall: Contemporary Wallpapers
Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne

¡Sin techo está pelón!
Galerías Hermenegildo Bustos, Guanajuato

The Artist’s Museum
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Right to Protest
Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem

TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell
Matts Gallery, London

Collecting Biennials
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Postmonument
14th Biennale of Carrara

Off the Wall: Part 1. Thirty Performative Actions
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Gestures and Procedures
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Permanent Trouble: Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp München
Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg

Sexuality and Transcendence
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev

Crash: Homage to JG Ballard
Gagosian, London

The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age
17th Sydney Biennale

Soaps, Flukes, and Follies
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville

Think Pink
Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach

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

Gestures: Performance and Sound
Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde

The 8th Gwangju Biennale

Happy End
Kunsthalle Goeppingen

Childish Things
The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance at Sea
Gasworks, London

Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art
S.M.A.K. - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent;
Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent

Barbaric FreedomSimon Lee Gallery, London

Disquieted
Portland Art Museum

FischGrätenMelkStand
Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin

Resonance
Suntory Museum Osaka

Abstract Resistance
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles

I love you
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum


2009

Paul McCarthy’s Low Life Slow Life: Part 2
CCA - Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

Eating The Universe: Vom Essen in der Kunst
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, travelled to:
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart;
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck

Investigations of a Dog
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, travelled to:
Ellipse Foundation, Cascais;
La maison rouge Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris;
Magasin III Stockholm Konsthall;
DESTE Foundation, Athens

Die Kunst ist super
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin

Beg Borrow and Steal
Rubell Family Collection, Miami

MOCA’s First Thirty Years
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex
Bass Museum of Art, Miami

Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 194978
Seattle Art Museum

GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words: The First Decade
S.M.A.K. - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent

Attraction (Voyage sentimental)
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème

Beyond Black, White and Gray
L&M Arts, New York

Boule to Braid
Lisson Gallery, London

A Guest + A Host = Ghost
DESTE Foundation, Athens

Quand la première ivresse des succès bruyants...
Château Guiraud, Sauternes

Now New: New Works
Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul

My Generation
Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

Live Art
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

Who’s afraid of the Artist?
Palais des Arts de Dinard

Un Certain Etat du Monde?
The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow

Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Culture
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Same River Twice: Part 2
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

N’importe quoi
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon

Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection
Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana, Venice

The Puppet Show
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, travelled to:
Frye Art Museum, Seattle

The Art of Chess
Reykjavik Art Museum

No Sound of Music
Salzburger Kunstverein

The Theatre of Performance
Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin

The Artist’s Studio
Compton Verney, Warwickshire

I Use Perfume to Occupy more Space
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City


2008

Paul McCarthy’s Low Life Slow Life: Part 1
CCA - Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

Paul McCarthy & Benjamin Weissman: Quilting Sessions
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, travelled to:
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw;
Eesti Kunstimuuseum, Tallinn

Group show
1031PE, Los Angeles

Helga de Alvear und Harald Falckenberg im Dialog
Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg

The Practice of Everyday Life. Fundación / Colección Jumex
Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

Looking Back: The White Columns Annual
White Columns, New York

Stars and Stripes Forever
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

The Cult of Personality: Portraits and Mass Culture
Galerie Erna Hécey, Brussels

The Rocky Mountain People Show
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento

FuturARTextiel
Museum voor beeldende en toegepaste kunst, Kortrijk

Weighing and Wanting: Selections from the Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Same River Twice Part 1
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Time Crevasse
Yokohama Triennale 2008

Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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

I’ve Got Something in My Eye
Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson

A Sorry Kind of Wisdom
Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

The Puppet Show
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, travelled to:
Santa Monica Museum of Art;
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Not Quite How I Remembered it
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto

Peripheral Vision and Collective Body
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bozen, Bolzano

Collectie XXII Fantasy
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp

In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

Blood on Paper: The Art of the Book
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Hotel California
Galerie Vallois, Paris

Cult of the artist: “I can’t just slice off an ear every day” Deconstructing the Myth of the Artist
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin

Nothing But Sculpture
XIII Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara

Pretty Ugly
Maccarone Gallery and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

Lustwarande 08: Wanderland
Park de Oude Warande and Museum De Pont, Tilburg

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix
LIFE, Saint-Nazaire, travelled to:
Museion, Bozen;
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf;
Malmö Konsthall

No Images of Man
Gering-Lopez Gallery, New York

The Hague Sculpture 2008: FREEDOM. American Sculpture
Grote Zaal Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague

Die Hände der Kunst: Mehr als 190 Zeichnungen, Drucke und Collagen mit Händen zeitgenössischer Künstler
Marta Herford Museum

La dégelée Rabelais
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier

Hotel Marienbad 002: Sammlung Rausch
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Lost Paradise: Der Blick des Engels

Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern

Less is Less, More is More, That’s All
Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux Entrepôt

Electronic Lounge: La donazione Halevim al museo del Novecento
ExhibAir Malpensa, Milan

Entschleunigung
Kramer Amthaus, Munster

Eclipse: Art in a Dark Age
Moderna Museet, Stockholm

On Procession
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Depletion: Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Faces
Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes
Villa Arson, Nice

Other than Yourself: An Investigation Between Inner and Outer Space
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art
Barbican Art Gallery, London

California Video
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Sound of Art: TONSPUR expanded
Freiraum, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna

The Art of Chess
Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin


2007

Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Performance on Demand
EFA Gallery, New York

No, Future
Bloomberg SPACE, London

Fit to Print: Printed Media in recent Collage
Gagosian, New York

Evidence of Movement
Getty Center, Los Angeles

Bare Life
Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem

Who’s got the big picture?
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp

Art since the 1960s: California Experiments
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach

A Point in Space is a Place for an Argument
David Zwirner, New York

Disorder in the House
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels

Foto.Kunst
Essl Museum Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg

Reboot: The Jim Barr and Mary Barr CollectionChristchurch Art Gallery

There Is Never A Stop and Never a Finish. In memoriam Jason Rhoades
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin

Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years
Barbican Center, London

Dream & Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection Athens
mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now. New York-Venice-Bilbao-Berlin
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Passion for Art
Essl Museum Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg

The Fractured Figure
DESTE Foundation, Athens

Live / Work: Performance into Drawing
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Nothing Else Matters
De Hallen, Haarlem

IDYLLE
Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca

100 Jahre Kunsthalle Mannheim
Kunsthalle Mannheim

Bodycheck
10th Fellbach Triennial of Contemporary Sculpture

Die Kunst zu Sammeln
Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

Omission
Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

Final Cut: Medienkunst und Kino
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück

Into Me / Out of Me
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma


2006

Kunst aus Los Angeles der 60er bis 90er Jahre
Kunstverein Braunschweig

Scope 2006
New York

Full House
Kunsthalle Mannheim

Wiener Aktionismus
mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

Transforming Chronologies 2
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Work Zones
San Francisco Art Institute

Open House
Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais

Sammlung Dahlmann
Leopold Hoesch Museum, Dueren

FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER!
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

With the Artists: New Paintings by Jake, Paul, George and Dinos
RS&A Ltd., London

Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Hauser & Wirth
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

Where are we going? The Francois Pinault collection: A Post-Pop Selection
Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Wrestle
Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson

Renegades: 25 Years of Performance Art
Exit Art, New York

Figures de l’acteur: Le paradoxe du comédien
Collection Lambert en Avignon

Yes Bruce Nauman
Zwirner & Wirth, New York

People: from the Collection of Ernesto Esposito
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples

Highlights from the Photography Collection: Contemporary Complexities
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville

Another Fine Mess: Video Works from 19672005
Ruskin School at Oxford

Idylle: Traum und Trugschluss
Sammlung Falckenberg / Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg

On second thought
Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Implosion: 10 Year Anniversary
Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Conversations
Naturalis, Leiden

Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection
Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Into Me / Out of Me
MoMA PS1, New York, travelled to:
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

100 Artists See God
Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville

Surprise Surprise
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Studio
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Action
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Marseille

Dada’s Boys
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sip My Ocean
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

Infinite Painting
Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo

Of Mice and Men
4th Berlin Biennial

Los Angeles 1955–1985: Birth of an Artistic Capital
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Sixteen Tons
UCLArts, Los Angele

Faites vos jeux: Art and game since Dada / Kunst und Spiel seit Dada
Museum für Gegenwartkunst, Siegen


2005

John McCracken, Paul McCarthy
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

100 Artists See God
Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, travelled to:
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia

Domestic Violence
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Art Athina 2005, Athens

De Zomer van Middelburg
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp

The Gesture
Quarter, Florence

Collection Automne/HiverMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

Private View 19802000
Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne

Big Bang
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Sammlung 2005: Neupräsentation
Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Dusseldorf

The Gesture
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

KunstFilm Biennale
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Polymorph Pervers
ACC Weimar

Video II: Allegorie
NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf

From the Electronic Eye
Castello di Rivoli, Turin

L’humanité mise à nu...
Casino Luxembourg

Multiplo 2
N.O. Gallery, Milan

MULTIPLE RÄUME (3): FILM
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Falckenberg Collection
Helsinki City Art Museum

The Art of Chess
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

The Blake Byrne Collection
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Looking at Words
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Superstars
BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna

After the Act
mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

Figur / Skulptur
Essl Museum Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

Important Modern and Contemporary Art
Coleccion Gary Nader, Miami

Faites vos jeux! Art and game since Dada / Kunst und Spiel seit Dada
Akademie der Künste, Berlin, travelled to:
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz

Multiple Strategies
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Speaking with Hands

Guggenheim Museum, New York, travelled to:
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao;
Museum Folkwang, Essen

Mythologies
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Drawings from the Modern, 19752005
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Conversations
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

A Walk to Remember
LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Faces in the Crowd
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, travelled to:
Castello di Rivoli, Turin

Bidibidobidiboo: La Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per i dieci anni della
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Les grands spectacles: 120 Jahre Kunst und Massenkultur
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

Die obere Hälfte: die Büste von August Rodin bis heute
Kunsthalle Emden, travelled to:
Städtische Museen Heilbronn;
Museum Liner, Appenzell

Figure It Out: New Directions in Figurative Sculpture
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill

New York-Paris 19452005
Tajan, Paris

Superstars: The Principle of Renown
Kunsthalle Wien

Puppets & Heavenly Creatures
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

Spielräume
Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg

Miradas y Conceptos en la Colección Helga de Alvear
Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz

Dionysiac
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Girls on film
Zwirner & Wirth, New York

John McCracken — Paul McCarthy
Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

Homage to the Square
Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna


2004

Das Grosse Fressen: Von Pop bis heute
Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Video and After
Centre Pompidou, Paris

One on One
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Uses of the image: Film, Photography and Video in the Jumex Collection
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Fantasy Iceland
Reykjavik Arts Festival 2004

I am the Wrath of God
MOT London

Bewegliche Teile / Steirischer Herbst 2004
Kunsthaus Graz

Visions of America
Essl Museum Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg

Vision einer Sammlung
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

Einleuchten
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

About Painting
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs

15 Jahre Deichtorhallen
Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Blast
SASSAS Benefit, Beverly Hills

Drafting Deceit
Apexart, New York

White
International Center of Photography, New York

Faces in the Crowd
Whitechapel Gallery, London

The Great Parade
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, travelled to:
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Sheep Plug
Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik

Institute for Contemporary Art University of Philadelphia

Is There a Curator to Save the Show?
Gallery Georges-Phillipe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Schatzhäuser Deuschlands
Haus der Kunst, Munich

Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

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

Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque
SITE Santa Fe

Fantasy Island
Hallormsstadur National Forest

Monument to Now
DESTE Foundation, Athens

I am The Walrus
Cheim & Read, New York

Evidence of Impact: Art and Photography 19631978
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Die Neue Kunsthalle III
Kunsthalle Mannheim

L’Intime
Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris

Artist’s Favourite
Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, travelled to:
Le Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris;
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

L’action restreinte
MACBA - Museo d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

In Search of the Perfect Lover
Hauser & Wirth, London

Playlist
Palais de Tokyo, Paris

MegaAmerica
Galerie Loyal, Kassel

Whitney Biennial 2004
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

100 Artists See God
Naples Museum of Art, travelled to:
The Jewish Museum San Francisco;
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach;
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester;
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Planet B: The Aesthetic of B Movies in Art
Magazin 4, Bregenz

I Hate You: The Falckenberg Collection
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk


2003

Spiritus
Magasin III Stockholm Konsthall, travelled to:
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin;
Göteborgs Konstmuseum;
Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävle;
Jönköpings Läns Museum;
Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal;
Sundsvalls Museum

bankett / banquete
MediaLab, Madrid, travelled to:
Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona

Stunt: Videos
Helsinki City Art Museum

Live Culture
Tate, London

Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge

Orange: Contemporary Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

Das lebendige Museum
Museum Moderner Kunst, Frankfurt

Les 20 ans des FRAC
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Paris

Video Acts: Kramlich Collections
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

MARS: Art and War
Gesellschaft der Freunde der Neuen Galerie, Graz

Micropolitics. Art and Everyday Life
Espai d’Art Contemporani, Valencia

The Art of Chess
Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, London

Partners
Haus der Kunst, Munich

Fuori Uso: Contemporary Art Exhibition
Ferrotel, Pescara

Sitings: Installation Art 19692002
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Neuankäufe 2003
Essl Museum Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg

De Collectie
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp

(In Search of) The Perfect Lover: Werke auf Papier aus der Sammlung Hauser und Wirth
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

C’est arrivé demain
7th Lyon Biennial

Zoe Leonhard und Paul McCarthy: Werke aus der Sammlung Schürmann
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen

Banquet: Metabolism and Communication
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

High Performance: The First Five Years
LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust
Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Into Your Face
Frahm Ltd., London

Phantom der Lust. Visionen des Masochismus in der Kunst
Neue Galerie Graz


2002

Trans-positions
Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest

Kunst nach Kunst
Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen

Outer and Inner Space: A Video Exhibition in Three Parts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Cadavre exquis
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Apparition: The Action of Appearing
Arnolfini Gallery

Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust
MoMa PS1, New York

Les Années 70: L’art en cause
Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux Entrepôt

A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Only A Show
The Project, Los Angeles

De Kooning to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Continuos Play
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Shopping: 100 Jahre Kunst und Konsum
Tate Liverpool, travelled to:
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Ahead of the 21st century: The Pisces Collection
Fürstenberg Sammlungen, Donaueschingen

Comer o no Comer: To Eat or Not to Eat, Or, the Relations Between Art and Questions of Eating
Centro de Arte de Salamanca

Plus Ultra
Kunstraum Innsbruck

Mapping the Process
Essor Gallery Limited, London

House of Fiction: Sammlung (3)
Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen

Héroes Caídos: Masculinidad y representación
Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Madrid

Walk Around Time: Selection from the Permanent Collection
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

The First Decade: video from the EAI Archives
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Das Tier in mir: Die Mensch-Tier- Verwandtschaft in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Pulchierrimae Strade, Direzione regionale per i beni culturali e paesaggistici del Friuli Venezia Giulia
Trieste, Italy

Ten Years Galerie Hauser & Wirth
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Sans consentement
Centre d’Art Neuchâtel

Passenger: The Viewer as Participant
Astrup Fearnly Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Outer and Inner Space
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond


2001

Abbild: Recent Portraiture and Depiction
Steiermärkisches Landesmuseum Joanneum, Vienna

Drawing Towards an End
California State University, Fullerton

Exhibition for the Prague Steam Roller 2000 Festival
Spala Gallery, Czech Republic

Ausgesucht von Eva Schlegel und Erwin Wurm
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Heads or Tails
Praz Delavallade, Paris

Masculinities
Nicolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center

Le Printemps de Septembre
Cloître des Jacobins, Toulouse

The Artist’s World
California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Chairs in Contemporary Art
Castello di Rivoli, Udine

Extreme Connoisseurship
Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge

Turas Amuebladas
Galeria OMR, Mexico City

Chac Mool Gallery, West Hollywood

Play’s The Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art
Graduate Center Art Gallery, City University of New York

En el cielo, Sky writing
49th Venice Biennale

Uniform & Disorder
Stazione Leopolda, Florence

My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
Des Moines Art Center, travelled to:
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, travelled to:
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati;
Tampa Museum of Art;
Chicago Cultural Center;
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach;
Museum of Glass, Tacoma;
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville

La Coleccion Jumex
Jumex Centro de Distribucion, Mexico City

Talking Heads
Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona

Painting at the Edge of the World
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Begijnhof III
Galería Estrany-de La Mota, Barcelona

Ziviler Ungehorsam: Die Sammlung Falckenberg
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover


2000

Paul McCarthy: Selected Works, Mark Lewis: New Works
Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles

Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy: Collaborative Works
The Power Plant, Toronto

Drawings
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Let’s Entertain: Life’s Guilty Pleasures
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, travelled to:
Portland Art Museum, Portland;
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris;
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca;
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg;
Miami Art Museum

Open Ends
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Le jeu des 7 families
Musée d’art contemporain, Geneva

Diálogos con la fotografía
Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid

Video Work
Lisson Gallery, London

In-Between
Expo 2000, Hanover

Downtown Opening
Side Street Project, Los Angeles

Projekt Fassade
Secession, Vienna

Funsize
Miller Durazo Contemporary Artists Projects, Los Angeles

American Dreams
Umetnostna Galerija Maribor

LA
Monika Sprüth, Cologne

Carnivalesque
Hayward Gallery, London, travelled to:
Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham;
City Art Center Edinburgh

The other side of Zero: Video Positive 2000
Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool

Around 1984: A Look at Art in the Eighties
MoMA PS1, New York

Sammlung (1): The Oldest Possible Memory
Hauser & Wirth at Lokremise St. Gallen

The 12th Sydney Biennial

Lost
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

I Am Making Art
Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London

Performing Bodies
Tate, London

Air Air
Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Positionen der 80er Jahre
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz

The Fashion Show
George’s, Los Angeles


1999

Propposition Proposal (with Jason Rhoades)
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Applebroog / Brunner / McCarthy
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck

Vergiss den Ball und spiel’ weiter: Das Kind in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
Kunsthalle Nürnberg

Une histoire parmi d’autres
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

Recent Acquisitions
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Moving Images: Film. Reflexion in der Kunst
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig

Puppen Körper Automaten- Phantasmen der Moderne
Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf

Subjectivity and Narration
Castello di Rivoli, Torino

Ruralia: Art of the Countryside
Pori Art Museum

Atto I opere scelte
Spazio Erasmus Brera, Milan

Pink for Boys, Light Blue for Girls
Kunstamt Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin

Sweet & Sour
Art & Public, Geneva

Stuff
Contemporary Arts Council, Chicago

Trailer
Galerie Kampl im Kunstforum, Munich

Life is Elsewhere
Massimo Lauro Gallery, Milan

Parallel Lines: Mix and Match
Karen McCready Fine Art, New York

Radical Past: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena 196074
The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

Richtung Museumsquartier. Die neue Sammlung (2)
mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

My Name: Sammlung Falckenberg
Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig

Paul McCarthy-Mike Kelley Videos 19701998
Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich


1998

Let’s Play Risk
Juice, London

Presumed Innocence
Virginia Commonwealth University

Mise en Scène
Grazer Kunstverein

American Playhouse
The Power Plant, Toronto

Making it Real
Baylor Art Museum, University of Virginia

Damenwahl
Portikus, Frankfurt

New Works: Roy Arden, Glenn Brown, Roni Horn, Mike Kelley, Mark Lewis, Paul McCarthy, Jorge Pardo, Diana Thater
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica

Double Trouble
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Pop Surrealism
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield

Crossings
Kunsthalle Wien am Karlsplatz, Vienna

Antoni, Forg, McCarthy, Miyajima, Morimura, Oehlen, Rae, Rist, Tunga, Whiteread, Wolfe, Wool
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

LA Times
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Acquisitions Récentes
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

REMAKE: art / cinema / appropriation, Austriatitudes
L’École d’Art de Grenoble

Kunstausstellung Holderbank

Making It Real
Portland Museum of Art

Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 19491979
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, travelled to:
MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Figurative Sculpture
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica

Beyond the Pink Performance Festival
The Cortical Foundation, Los Angeles

L.A. on Paper 1 Re-lax
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Works on Paper by American Artists
Entwistle, London

Bathroom
Thomas Healy Gallery, New York


1997

Paul McCarthy & Benjamin Weissman
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Von Kopf bis Fuss. Fragmente des Körpers
Kunstraum Innsbruck

Alpenblick
Kunsthalle Wien

Art Calls
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Dramatically Different
Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble

Making it Real

Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum

Tableaux
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Performatrix: Performance Konferenz
Hamburg

KünstlerInnen: 50 Positionen
Kunsthaus Bregenz

Performance Anxiety
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, travelled to:
SITE, Santa Fe

Body
The New Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Sunshine & Noir
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, travelled to:
Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg;
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin

Unmapping the Earth
Kwangju Biennale, Korea

Scene of the Crime
Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

L’Autre
4th Lyon Biennale

Per Forma 97
Berlin

Deep Storage
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, travelled to:
MoMa PS1, New York;
Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf;
Haus der Kunst, Munich;
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Meg Cranston, Paul McCarthy, Barry McGee, Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem

Observations & Observances
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto

Tableaux
MoCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

Performance Anxiety
MCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Rooms with a View: Environments for Video
Guggenheim Museum, New York

Cruising LA
Soledad Lorenzo Gallery, Madrid

1997 Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Joy Joy
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Natural Habitat
The Tannery, London

Making It Real
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield

Popoccultural
Southampton City Art Gallery

Connexions Implicites
Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris

Video (desnudo)
Art & Idea, Mexico City


1996

Paul McCarthy, Paul Noble, Allen Ruppersberg
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

Romper Room
Thread Waxing Space, New York

a / drift
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum / Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

Objekt: Video Oö
Landesgalerie Linz

Painting: The Extended Field
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo

American Film & Video: Whitney Biennial / Electronic Undercurrents
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Shit
Baron/Boisanté Gallery, New York

The Art Embodied / l’ art au corps
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille

The Aggression of Beauty
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin

How will we behave
Robert Prime Gallery, London

Chimériques Polymères
Le Conseil Municipal de la ville de Nice

Exposure
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Portraits
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto

Paranoid Machine
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica

Transformers
Auckland Art Gallery

The Garage Project
Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles

Non! Pas comme ça!
Centre d’Art Neuchâtel

Reel Works, Artists’ Film and Video of the 1970
MoCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

Controfigura
Studio Guenzani, Milan

Sex & Crime
Sprengel Museum Hannover

Low Cool
San Francisco Art Institute

Variations, op. 96
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème

(nude)
Trans Hudson Gallery, San Fransisco

Les Plaisirs Et Les Ombres
La Fondation pour l’Architecture, Brussels

Group Show
Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam

Vito Acconci Video Performances
Atheneum Campus Universitaire, Dijon

Image of Self as Another
Pori Art Museum

Comic and Sex in American Art
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

Everything That’s Interesting Is New
Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens

Sampler 2: More Videos from Southern California
David Zwirner Gallery, New York


1995

Video Screening: Painter and Heidi
Cinematheque, San Francisco

Marcel Broodthaers: Correspondence
David Zwirner Gallery, New York

Raw
Postmasters Gallery, New York

Stereo-Tip
Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana

Fémininmasculin: Le sexe de l’art
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Collisions
Arteleku, San Sebastian

Familiar Places
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston

Autres victoires
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Auvergne, Montluçon

New Visions for Historic Neighborhoods
Weingart Galleries, Los Angeles

Video News
The American Center, Paris

LA International
Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica

Fuori USO ‘95
Associazione Culturale Arte Nova, Pescera

Histoire de l’infamie
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Auvergne, Montluçon

Marcel Broodthaers: Correspondence
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Le Mille e una Volta
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Marino

Identita e Alterita
La Biennale di Venezia

Five separate locations
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème

The Reflected Image
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Prato

Whitney Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Bruce Nauman, Mike Kelley, Franz West and Paul McCarthy
David Zwirner Gallery, New York

Murder
Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica

EnduranceExit Art, New York


1994

Cocido y Crudo
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Opera Prima, Fuori USO ‘94
Associazione Culturale Arte Nova, Pescera

Hors limites: L’art et la vie 19521994
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson

Investigations into the Physical and Metaphorical Hole
Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute Chicago

Oh Boy, It’s a Girl
Kunstverein München, travelled to:
Kunstraum Wien

Altered Egos
Santa Monica Museum of Art

World Wide Video Festival
The Hague

Group Show
Gimpel Fils, London

Kus Me Kus Me Zeeman
De Vishal, Haarlem

Group Show
Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen

Gifts
Inter Art Center, New York

Dirty
John Good Gallery, New York

Scratching the Belly
Film Forum, Los Angeles

pen & ink
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Group Show
Galleri K, Oslo

Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, Charlemagne Palestine, Dirk Larsen
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam

Babies and Bambis
Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam

Outside the Frame of the Object
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art


1993

Self Winding
Namba City Hall, Osaka, travelled to:
Sphere Max, Tokyo

Everyday Life
Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles

Figure as Fiction
Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center

Identity and Home
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Sampler: Southern California Video Tape Collection, 19701993
Studio Guenzani, Milan, travelled to:
David Zwirner Gallery, New York

Down the Stairs Diagonally
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

Drawing the Line Against AIDS
Guggenheim Museum, New York

The Language of Art
Kunsthalle Wien

Trancesex, A State of Mystical Absorption
Mondrian Hotel, Los Angeles

Utopian Art: Artificial Utopia
Verein Kunst-Werk, Zurndorf

Patrick Painter Editions
Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne

Aperto
La Biennale di Venezia

Sonsbeek ‘93: The Uncanny
Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem

Paul McCarthy, Arnulf Rainer, Joyce Pensato
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Mr. Sterling’s Neighborhood
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles

The Eidetic Image: Contemporary Works on Paper
The Newport Harbor Art Museum, travelled to:
The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse;
Kramer Art Museum, Champaign

Action Performace and the Photograph
Turner/Krull Galleries, Los Angeles

The Elegant, the Irreverent and the Obsessive: Drawings in Southern California
Visual Art Center, California State University, Fullerton

I am the Enunciator
Thread Waxing Space, New York

Poliset
Videoarte at Palazzo Diamanti, Ferrara

Privacy
Spazio Opos, Milan


1992

Into the Lapse
FAR Bazaar, Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles, travelled to:
1301, Santa Monica;
Société des Expositions, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels;
The Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen;
Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin;
Dogenhaus, Leipzig;
Friesenwall 120, Cologne;
Karsten Schubert, London

CHARTAE
Capricorna Gallery, Venice

Spielhölle
Akademie der Kunst, Frankfurt

LAX
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Viaggio a Los Angeles
Castello di Rivara, Torino

Group Show
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne

Greatest Hits
Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

Post Human
DESTE Foundation, Athens, travelled to:
Castello di Rivoli, Turin;
Musée d’art contemporain, Fondation Asher Edelman, Lausanne;
Israel Museum;
Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Strange Developments
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London

Rosamund Felsen Clinic and Recovery Center
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

Group Show
Esther Schipper Gallery, Cologne

Paul McCarthy, Lari Pittman, Jeffrey Vallance at Studio Guenani
Studio Guenzani, Milan

Excess: Power, Pain and Pleasure
Muu Media Festival, Helsinki

LAX
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

Roy Dowell, Paul McCarthy, Renée Petropoulos
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


1991

Quick Coagulation Forms the August Corpse
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

Out of Control
Video Violence, Ars Electronica, Linz

The Family Romance: A Videotape Program
Simon Watson, New York

The Body: A Videotape Program
Simon Watson, New York, travelled to:
The Renaissance Society, Chicago;
Peter Pakesch Gallery, Vienna

Ha-Ha
Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica

Ovarian Warriors vs. Knights of Crissum
Parker Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles

Presenting Rearwards
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

Body and Body
Grazer Kunstverein


1990

Past and Present: Selected Works by Gallery Artists
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

New California Video: A Survey of Open Channels 1985–1990
Long Beach Museum of Art


1989

Video Festival and Area-wide Screenings
American Film Institute, Los Angeles


1988

New Works on Paper
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

Tactical Positions: Video Tapes
LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Open Channels Video
Long Beach Museum of Art

1985

B & W Drawings
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art


1984

Assault Video
Anti Club, Los Angeles

Crap
Orwell Memorial Gallery, Los Angeles

Contemporary Eccentrics
Edge Gallery, Fullerton

1974–1984 Video: A Retrospective
Long Beach Museum of Art


1983

Video by Performance Artists: Terry Allen, Tony Labat, Paul McCarthy
Hallwalls, Buffalo

14 Artists Out of Line
Gallery 8336, Los Angeles


1982

Works by Richard Newton & Paul McCarthy
Exile Gallery, Los Angeles

Video Tapes America
American Center, Paris


1981

Objects by Paul McCarthy & Barbara Smith
Espace Gallery, Los Angeles

California Performance Now and Then
MCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Lately in LA
Washington Project for the Arts

Video, Aufzeichnungen von Performances
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


1980

Per/for/mance: American Art Performance Festival
Theatre Circo Spazio Zero, Rome, travelled to:
Theatre Affrate Ilamento, Florence

Audio Works
Sixto Notes, Milan

Video 80
The Public Eye, San Francisco


1978

Video Tapes From Los Angeles
Nan Hoover Atelier, Amsterdam


1976

Commissioned Video
University of California Berkeley Art Museum

Second Southern California Video, Part II
Long Beach Museum of Art

Outside Video Tapes
M. L. d’Arc Gallery, New York

Southern California Video Anthology
Long Beach Museum


1974

Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles


1973

Conceptual Art
Libra Gallery, Pomona

Festival of the Arts
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Videos


Publications


Paul McCarthy: Them as Was Is

Exhibition Poster
2023

€ 15.00

Paul McCarthy: Them as Was Is

Exhibition Poster
2023

€ 15.00

Paul McCarthy: Them as Was Is

Exhibition Poster
2023

€ 15.00

Selected Press


Blau International Summer 2022

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Artnet November 2021

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The Brooklyn Rail April 2021

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Kaleidoscope Spring/Summer 2021

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The New York Times February 2021

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The Brooklyn Rail October 2020

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The Art Newspaper February 2020

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Artnet January 2020

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Frieze December 2019

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Issue Magazine 2008

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BOMB Magazine July 2003

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Artforum 1994

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