b. 1975, Minneapolis, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
VSOP, High Art, Paris, France
Neue Welt, with Liz Craft, Liszt, Berlin, Germany
2016
Love Streams, with Liz Craft, Schloss, Oslo, Norway
Plattenbau, Truth and Consequences, Geneva, Switzerland
MUR MURS, Jenny’s, Los Angeles, USA
2015
Forever Blowing Bubbles, Jonathan Viner, London, England
2014
Wind Parade, High Art, Paris, France
C.R.E.A.M., Truth and Consequences, Geneva, Switzerland
F.I.L.T.H, Hacienda, Zurich, Switzerland
Pentti Monkkonen: Selected works from the BHSA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2011
Crawfish Bisque, New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland
2009
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York, USA
2007
Total Work of Art, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, USA
2005
Cartouches, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2004
The Golden Age, PYC, Los Angeles, USA
2003
General Store, Milwaukee, USA
2002
The Hardest Working Man in the Art Buisness, ACME, Los Angeles, USA
2000
Hammer Projects, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
1999
ACME. Los Angeles, USA
1997
Room 702, Los Angeles, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Café Spit, Galerie PCP, Paris, France
Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2018
The Artist is Present curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Nothing Will Be As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
Idéalement Située, Villa du Parc – centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse, France
2017
Pharmacy for Idiots, Rob Tufnell, Cologne, Germany
Okey Dokey, Truth & Consequences hosted by Ginerva Gambino, Cologne, Germany
An Entertainment in Conversation and Verse, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Napoli, Italy
2015
Dead End Street with Liz Craft, Shoot The Lobster, New York, USA
Paris de Noche, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2014
Corruption Feeds Curated by Will Benedict, Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen, Norway
Knowing You, Knowing Me with Liz Craft, Pro Choice Paris, France
Pocari Sweat, Truth and Consequences, Geneva, Switzerland
Warm Math Curated by Alexander May, Balice Hertling at the Film Center, New York, USA
New Age, Nathalie Karg, New York, USA
2013
Vertical Club Curated by Will Benedict, Bortolami, New York, USA
2011
Archaic Revival, Las Cienagas Projects, Los Angeles, USA
2009
1999, China Arts Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles; Aspects of an Archaic Revival, Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, Germany
2008
Project room with JP Munroe, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
Presents, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, USA
Los Angeles Confidentiel, Parc Saint Leger, Burgundy, France
Darkness Will Find You”, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Apocalypse Yesterday, East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont, USA
2007
What went Wrong, Prague Biennial, Prague, Czech Republic
Serialiy, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, USA
LA Bodies: Figuration in Sculpture, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Sculptors Drawings, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Fleeing the Scene, Happy Lion, Los Angeles, USA
Big Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Designomite, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, USA
2006
Masters and Johnson, Charro Negro, Guadalajara, Mexico
2005
Sugartown, Participant Inc., New York, USA
High Desert Test Sites, Palm Desert, USA
Strange Animal, LACE, Los Angeles, USA
Hayward Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
The Thought that Counts, Sister, Los Angeles, USA
Seeing Other People, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Browns Enterprise, New York, USA
2003
American Idyll, Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, USA
Adios Pendejos, OPA, Guadalajara, Mexico
2002
Play It As It Lays, The London Institute Gallery, London, England
Drive-By, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, USA
2001
Wippersnapper, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, USA
2000
California Dreamin, JCC Gallery of Art, Overland Park, USA
Californien, OK Centrum fur Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria
Young and Dumb, ACME, Los Angeles, USA
1999
Liz Craft and Pentti Monkkonen, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England
1998
Mengenburo; Entropy at Home, Neuer Kunsverien, Aachen, Germany

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