Max Hooper Schneider

Max Hooper Schneider - HIGH ART
Just as the entirety of the natural world is subject to forces of continuous transformation, Max Hooper Schneider's artworks reveal states of metamorphosis taking place within macro and micro landscapes.

Comprised of natural and artificial objects collectively caught in states of flux, self-contained systems unpredictably expand within the confines of terrariums and vitrines, occupy the hollow spaces of household appliances and discarded industrial machinery, perch upon plinths scattered throughout the exhibition space, or rise from the floor in congealed masses of biomorphic wonder.

Employing the visual vocabulary of landscape as a vernacular for exploring broader themes of metabolic inertia, environmental collapse and late capitalist desire, Schneider embraces a Baroque maximalism of aesthetic excess. The grotesque and gratuitous, sublime and beautiful find form in evocations of half-decomposed rubbish heaps and calcified reefs whose countless strata of waste have sedimented into proto-biomes for emergent populations of flora and fauna.

Yielding unimaginable accumulations of matter, Schneider’s works serve as memorials to an entropic ecology of speculative ‘trans-habitats’. A post-human world in which alternate lifeforms germinate from the remnants of a bygone civilization and forge new beginnings amid the wreckage.

Max Hooper Schneider was born in 1982 in Los Angeles, USA, where he currently lives and works. Recent solo exhibitions include: Maureen Paley Gallery, London, UK; François Ghebaly gallery, Los Angeles, USA; MO.CO. Panacée, Montpellier, France; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Jenny’s, Los Angeles, USA; Federico Vavassori, Milan, Italy. Group exhibitions include: Hauser and Wirth, Los Angeles, USA; Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France; Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany; Belgrade Biennale, Serbia; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany; Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Instanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey; Baltic Triennial, Vinius, Lithuania; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA; Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, USA; Aros Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark; High Line, New York, USA; Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts, Beijing, China.






Curriculum Vitæ

Max Hooper Schneider - HIGH ART
b. 1982 in Los Angeles, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA


Twilight at the Earth’s Crust, Maureen Paley & Studio M, London, England
Falling Angels, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA
Keep On Rotting In The Free World, MOCO, Montpellier, France
Damaged by Miracles, High Art, Paris, France
Born in a Mausoleum, Del Vaz Projects, Santa Monica, California, USA
Max Hooper Schneider, Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Tryouts For The Human Race, Jenny’s, Los Angeles, USA
Nature Theater of Violent Succession, High Art, Paris, France
Accidental Menagerie, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, USA
The Pound, Jenny’s, Los Angeles, USA
Show n°1, Federico Vavassori, Milan, Italy
Coordinate 2, Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, USA
Laboratory n°1, JPAY Inmate Services, Miami, USA
Coordinate 1, Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, USA


Nonmemory, Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Death and the Devil: The Fascination with Horror, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Neïl Beloufa, Max Hooper Schneider, Em Rooney, Ludovic Nkoth, Rhinoceros Gallery, Rome, Italy
Jason Haam: Five Years Part Two, Jason Haam, Seoul, South Korea
Focus Group 4, Von Ammon Co, Washington DC, USA
A Gateway to Possible Worlds, Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France
Le Biscuit à Soupe, High Art, Arles, France
Wild Strawberries, Gallery 125 Newbury, New York, USA
Planet B, Radicants, Palazzo Bollani, Venice, Italy
Focus Group 3, Von Ammon Co, Washington DC, USA
The Tale Their Terror Tells, Lyles & King, New York, USA
October Salon, Belgrade Biennale, Serbia
Krinzinger Gallery Vienna, Austria
100 Sculptures – NYC, Anonymous Gallery, New York, USA
On the Level or the man who fell out of bed, Krinzinger Schottenfeld, Vienna, Austria
Sunrise|Sunset, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Make Shift Future, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Technologies of The Self, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Born in a Mausoleum, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Invasive Species, Anat Abgi, Los Angeles, USA
Hooks and Claws, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich, Switzerland
Materia Medica, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA
You: Oeuvres de la Collection Lafayette Anticipations, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
GAÏA que deviens-tu?, Maison Guerlain, Paris, France
16th Instanbul Biennale, Turkey
13th Baltic Triennial, Vinius, Lithuania
Still Human, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Preservation, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, USA
Wormwood, Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland
Aros Triennial : The Garden, End of Times Beginning of Times, Aros Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
I’m Nobody!, High Art, Paris, France
Mutations, High Line, New-York, USA
Vertical Gardens, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China
The New Normal : China, Art, and 2017, Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts, Beijing, China
Retour sur Mulholland Drive, La Pannacée, Montpellier, France
Human Condition, ex. Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
Dolores, Team Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Omul Negru, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Theories of Forgetting, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA
Apple of Earth, High Art, Paris, France
A paz entro os animais, curated by Michele D’Aurizio, BFA Boatos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bathymetry, organized by Jay Ezra Nayssan, Del Vaz Projects,
Los Angeles, USA
Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charllotenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dark Star, Basilica Hudson, New York, USA
Mongolia Land Art Biennial, Ikh Gazriin Chuluu, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Mongolian National Art Gallery, Ulanbataar, Mongolia