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Rachel Harrison

1966
born in New York, US

lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, US
 

1989
B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, US


 

AWARDS

2015
Anonymous Was A Woman Award

2011
Calder Prize, Calder Foundation, France

2010
Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, Herb Alpert Foundation, CA, US


 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MoMA, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Tate Modern, London
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, US
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Brandhorst Museum, Munich, Germany
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, US
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., US
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, US
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Art Institute of Chicago, IL, US
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, US
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, US
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, US
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, US
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, US
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, US
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, US
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, US
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, US
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
Glenstone, Potomac, MD, US
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, US
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, US
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, US
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
New School University Art Collection, New York
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, New York
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

2024

Birdwatching, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin 

Reverberations, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
 

2022

Sitting in a Room, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

Caution Kneeling Bus, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 

2021

Assorted Varieties, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, US Scanner Pro Paintings, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
 

2020

Drawings, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
 

2019

Rachel Harrison Life Hack, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
 

2018

House of the Dolphins, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 

2017

Prasine, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
 

2016

Depth Jump to Second Box, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin

More News: A Situation, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Perth Amboy, MoMA, New York, USA
 

2015

Rachel Harrison, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Three Young Framers, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Gloria: Robert Rauschenberg & Rachel Harrison, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA
 

2014

Who Gave You This Number?, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York, USA
 

2013

Fake Titel, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany; S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

as Fake Titel: Turquoise-Stained Altars for Burger Turner, Villeperdue, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria 
 

2012

The Help, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
 

2011

Rachel Harrison / Scott Lyall: Double Yolk, Galerie Christian Nagel, Antwerp, Belgium
 

2010

Asdfjkl;, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 

2009

Consider the Lobster, Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York, USA; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany as HAYCATION; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
 

2008

Lay of the Land, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
 

2007

Voyage of the Beagle, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany

If I Did It, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
 

2006

sometimes it snows in april, The McAllister Institute, New York, USA

Checking the Tires, Not to Mention the Marble Nude, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany

When Hangover Becomes Form, in collaboration with Scott Lyall, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 

2005

Car Stereo Parkway, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
 

2004

New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

Latka/Latkas, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Posh Floored as Ali G Tackles Becks, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

Excuse Me?, Arndt & Partner, Berlin
 

2003

Westward Ho, Bergen Kunsthall, Gallery No. 5, Bergen, Norway
 

2002

Currents 30: Rachel Harrison, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Brides and Bases, Oakville Galleries, Toronto, Canada

Art Statements, Art 33, Basel, Switzerland

Seven Sculptures, Arndt & Partner, Berlin 
 

2001

Perth Amboy, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
 

1999

Daily Double, Berlin Art Forum, Berlin

Patent Pending: Beveled Rasp Sac, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
 

1997

The Look of Dress-Separates, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
 

1996

Should home windows or shutters be required to withstand a direct hit from an eight-foot-long two-by-four shot from a cannon at 34 miles an hour, without creating a hole big enough to let through a three-inch sphere, Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

2023

In Dialogue with Picasso, Skarstedt, New York, USA

Drunk vs. Stoned 3, The Ranch, Montauk, New York, USA

Suncrush, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Before Tomorrow, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

Collection 1970s–Present, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Works on Paper: 100 Years, Amanita, New York, USA

Drawing by Sculptors, Helena Anrather, New York, USA
 

2022 

Jacqueline Humphries, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Faking the Real, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

Stars Don’t Stand Still in the Sky: A Tribute to Lawrence Weiner, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

How Do We Know the World?, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA

Open Storage: 25 Years of Collecting, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX, USA

Stage Fright, LGDR, New York, USA

Fata Morgana, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
 

2021

8/XXX, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin

Camouflage, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria 

On the Level or Man who Fell out of Bed, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Glenstone, Potomac, MD, USA

Closer to Life: Drawings and Works on Paper in the Marieluise Hessel Collection, CCS Bard Galleries,

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Toes, Knees, Shoulders, Heads + Butts & Guts, Meredith Rosen, New York, USA

Greene Naftali East Hampton, East Hampton, New York, USA

Selections: Gallery Artists, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Obscene, Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Cut a rug a round square, Officine Grandi Riparazioni di Torino, Turin, Italy

From Disco to Disco, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Pathologically Social, O-Town House, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Between the Earth and Sky, Kasmin, New York, USA
 

2020 

Rachel Harrison & Carol Rama, Fergus McCaffrey St. Barth, St Barthélemy, France

00s. Cranford Collection - The 2000s, MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, Montpellier, France

Painterly: From Warhol and Twombly to Today – Paintings from the Museum Brandhorst, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany

Mask, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, USA

Greene Naftali at Galerie Chantal Crousel: “Arrangement in Gray“, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

100 Drawings from Now, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

Drawing 2020, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

STEDELIJK BASE, part 2, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A Possible Horizon, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL, USA

Material Meanings: Selections from the Constance R. Caplan Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

New Images of Man, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Beings, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

1. COLOR 2. HOLE AND 3. JOKE, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria 
 

2019 

About Face: Selected Photographs from the Collection of Carol and David Appel, Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, Canada

Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA

Collection Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

Cranford Collection, Gloucester Gate, London, UK

who knows one, Vistamare, Pescara, Italy

From Day to Day, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL, USA

Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

Celebration of Our Enemies: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, LA, USA

Dracula’s Wedding, RODEO Gallery, London, UK

Private Passion – New Acquisitions in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley, Oslo, Norway 

Sensation of Space, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX, USA

Open House: Elliot Hundley, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Negative Space: Trajectories of Sculpture, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Group Exhibition: Rachel Harrison, Albert Oehlen, Jimmy Wright, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, USA

Strategic Vandalism: The Legacy of Asger Jorn's Modification Paintings, Petzel, New York, USA

Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
 

2018 

More/Less, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL, USA

How to Bump into a Sculpture: Davide Balula, Isabelle Cornaro, Rachel Harrison, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Dallas, TX, USA

Family Guy, Simon Lee, London, UK

Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, Met Breuer, New York, USA

Ce n'est pas la taille qui compte, Quentin Schmerber, Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur- Marne, France

Faculty Selections for Harvard Courses, University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, USA

Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection, 1945 to Now, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PN, USA

Painting, Now and Forever: Part III, Greene Naftali and Matthew Marks, New York, USA

Class Reunion: Works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann Collection, mumok, Vienna, Austria 

 Topologies, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX, USA

Collection Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions, Getty Villa, Los Angeles, LA, USA

The Way Things Go, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The Moderna Museet Collection, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Public Service Announcement: Works by Eva Koátková and Rachel Harrison, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Collection Exhibition, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Collection Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA

Walking Point, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Faithless Pictures, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway

Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect, Le Consortium, Dijon; traveled to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
 

2017 

aroundabout Jack Jaeger, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany

Force and Form, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL, USA

Like a Moth to a Flame, Fondazione Sandretto, Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Social Surfaces, a Fundraising Exhibition to Support Our Relocation to 80 White Street in 2018, Artists Space, New York, USA

Studio for Propositional Cinema | in relation to a Spectator, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

Small Sculpture, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, USA

Something Living, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Nuclear Family, Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Steps to Aeration, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Feedback, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, USA

The Collection as Time Machine, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Times, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA

Reconstitution,LAX Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

M/D Coda, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

What I Loved: Selected Works from the '90s, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Unseen Hand, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York, USA

Collection Exhibition, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA

Zeitgeist, MAMCO, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland

You Belong Here: Reimagining the Blanton, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA

Tomorrow Will Still Be Ours, an exhibition to benefit the ACLU, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, USA

We need to talk..., Petzel Gallery, New York, USA
 

2016 

65 Works Selected by James Welling: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, David Zwirner, New York, USA

OPENING SENTENCE: the problem with doors, collection exhibition, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Progressive Praxis, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL, USA

The Artist’s Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA

A Place of Our Time, curated by Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, Palazzo Capris, Turin, Italy 

The Sun Placed in the Abyss, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA

After Pop Life, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA, USA

Collection Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

Tre Amici, Tre Amici Restaurant, Long Branch, New Jersey, NY, USA

Invisible Adversaries: Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Reading Context, curated by Ann Butler, The Collection Teaching Gallery, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Good Dreams, Bad Dreams - American Mythologies, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Libanon

Manifesta 11, What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures, Jankowski, Zurich, Switzerland

Prospect, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA

The Campaign for Art: Contemporary, collection exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

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

Receipt of a Magical Agent, collection exhibition, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

A Group of Fish and Other Schools, collection exhibition, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The Calder Prize 2005-2015, Pace Gallery, London, UK

ACTIVE INGREDIENT, Lisa Cooley, New York, USA

Foundation Barbin Presents: Redeux (Sort of), Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, USA
 

2015 

The World is Made of Stories: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL, USA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA

You've Got to Know the Rules...to Break Them, de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL, USA

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich; MUMOK, Museum

Moderner Kunststiftung, Vienna, Austria

Collection Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Collection Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA

Voyage of the Beagle, Two, bassX, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Material Stackers, Old Room, New York, USA

The Great Mother, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

You Know I’m No Good, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA

Transcending Material: ICA Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA

Minimal Forms of Reality, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland

Objects Food Rooms, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

Under the Clouds, Porto, Portugal

The Unknown Masterpiece, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

My wife does the dishes, I do the revolution, Kimmerich Gallery, Berlin

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, collection exhibition, Carmen Hermo, Nancy Spector, Nat Trotman, and Joan Young, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Made in USA, V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, Russia

Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Gargle/Spit, TBD, New York, USA

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

Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

The Pleasure of the Text, Campoli Presti, London, UK

Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

Sorry, I’ve been trying to teach a peacock how to act, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, USA

Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA

Moves & Countermoves, collection exhibition, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Selections from the de la Cruz Collection, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Le Souffleur: Schürmann meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

Mending Wall, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Picture/Thing, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan Center for the Arts, Middletown, CT, USA

Nude Model, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 

2014 

Collection Exhibition, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Artists for Artists: 51st Anniversary Exhibition to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA

Authority Figures, Skybridge Art Space, Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York The Novel That Writes Itself, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA

Pop Departures, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA

Pure Water: The Most Valuable Resource in the World, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria

20th Anniversary Editions on View, Blind Spot | Griffin Editions Project Space, Brooklyn, New York

Concrete Infinity, collection exhibition, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Cast from Life, Skarstedt, New York, USA

The Material Image, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, New York, USA

Notations/Threshold: Sculpture from the Contemporary Art Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PN, USA

A Machinery for Living, Petzel Gallery, New York, USA

Displayed, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

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

Rockaway!, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, New York, USA

Chat Jet (Part 2): Sculpture in Reflection, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria

The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Collection on Display, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland 

COPIED, Andrew Roth, New York, USA

Masterworks on Loan, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR, USA

Collection Exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Great Hall Exhibitions, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York, USA

On Radical Juxtaposition, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany

Energy and Process, collection exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK

The Moderna Museet Collection, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain

Reliable Tension, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA

Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
 

2013 

The Pink Panther Imitates Nothing, Memorial Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

Double Hamburger Deluxe, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, USA

Nasher Xchange, Dallas City Hall Plaza, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Collagierte Skulpturen, KAI 10, Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf

Descartes’ Daughter, Swiss Institute, New York, USA

Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Test Pattern, collection exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, USA

Roving Signs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA

Freak Out!, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Once again the world is flat, collection exhibition, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Film as Sculpture, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

Collection Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PN, USA

Screens, Murray Guy, New York, USA

The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, CT, USA

Beg Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, USA

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York  People, Parkett Space, Zurich, Switzerland

Monsalvat, Bureau, New York, USA

The Bigger Picture, The Artist’s Institute, New York, USA
 

2012

Once Removed: Sculpture’s Changing Frame of Reference, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA

Rumba & Rum Baba, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France

Collection Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

Collection Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA

Now Here is Also Nowhere: Part I, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

Blues for Smoke, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA

Museion meets Migros. 20th Century Remix, Museion, Bolzano, Italy

To Be With Art Is All We Ask, collection exhibition, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

Imagination Adrift, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Collection Exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Inaugural Exhibition by Gallery Artists, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Lou Ford, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada

DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PN, USA

Buy My Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, USA

Painting in Space, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA

Zoologie, Muse?e d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

ICA Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA

Matters of Fact, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale- on-Hudson, New York, USA

Utopia/Dystopia: Constructed with Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, US Invitational Exhibition of Visual Artists, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA

Friends & Family, Lincoln House, London, UK

Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, USA
 

2011 

Contemporary Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Universes in Universe, Astrup Fearnley Museum Collection at the Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil

 Facing the Abyss, Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, USA

Repossessed, Western Bridge, Seattle Collection Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Distant Star: An exhibition organized around the writings of Roberto Bolano, Regen Projects, Los Angeles; traveled to Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, USA

We Will Live, We Will See, collection exhibition, Zabludowicz Collection, London; UK

14 & 15, The Lipstick Building, New York, USA

Exposition d'Ouverture, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Absentee Landlord, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Calder Prize Presentation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

Schnitte im Raum, Skulpturale Collagen, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany 

Highlights from the Maurice van Valen Gift, Temporary Stedelijk 2, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Time Again, ScuptureCenter, Long Island City, New York, USA

After Images, Jewish Museum Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

That's the way we do it, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Entertainment, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Notations/Everyday Disturbances, collection exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PN, USA

The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey; Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Transformed Objects, KAI 10, Raum für Kunst, Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf

Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

New York to London and Back – The Medium of Contingency, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
 

2010

How Soon Now, Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL, USA

The More Things Change, collection exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

Ordinary Madness, collection exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PN, USA

The Last Newspaper, New Museum, New York, USA

The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, MoMA, New York; Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

Vortexhibition Polyphonica Opus III (rotations 1 and 2), collection exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

Contemporary Art from the Collection, MOMA, New York, USA

At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

To Believe, La Mama La Galleria, New York, USA

Blind Spot Lab & Exhibition - Issue 41, Wild Project, New York, USA

Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, MOMA, New York, USA

Nachleben, Wyoming Building, Goethe-Institut, New York, USA

Sorry We’re Closed, curated by Sebastien Janssen, Art Brussels, Belgium

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

Sculpture as Time: Major Works. New Acquisitions., Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Abstract Resistance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Don't Look Back in Anger, Lincoln House, London, UK

de la Cruz Collection 2010-2011 Exhibition, de la Cruz Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL, USA
 

2009 

Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL, USA

A Few Frames: Photography and the Contact Sheet, collection exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Das Gespinst: Die Sammlung Schürmann zu Besuch im Museum Abteiberg, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

Precarious Form I, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

The Secret Life of Objects, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

Mapping the Studio: Artists from the Francois Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Practice, Practice, Practice, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX, USA

40th Anniversary Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, USA

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, MoMA, New York, USA

Lichtzwang, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

phot(o)bjects, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

In a Room Anything Can Happen, collection exhibition, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-On-Hudson, Bard College, New York, USA

Sites, collection exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

N’importe Quoi, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France 

Altermodern, Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London, UK
 

2008 

Collection Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Front Room: Dieter Roth and Rachel Harrison, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA

Plug In #44, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Re-View: S118 European & American Art since 1900, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, USA

You Can Go Your Own Way, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C., USA

Standard Sizes, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA

Payday, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

The Alliance, doART Beijing, China; doART Seoul, South Korea

Second Thoughts, collection exhibition, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Collection Exhibition, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
 

2007 

Eyes Wide Open: New to the Stedelijk & the Monique Zaifen Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Paul Thek in the Context of Today’s Contemporary Art, ZMK, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany

Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX, USA

Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum, New York, USA

Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, collection exhibition, MOMA, New York, USA

Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

XXS (Extra Extra Small), Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, New York, USA

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, USA

Two Years, collection exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Pop Art Is, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

Insubstantial Pageant Faded, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA, USA

Collection Exhibition, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Contemporary Art from the Harvard University Art Museums Collections, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, USA

The Hamsterwheel, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice; Festival de Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, Spain; Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Still Life and Kicking, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane Gallery, Paris, France
 

2006 

Werner Herzog, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Shiny, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA

The Swan Is Very Peaceful, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Pose and Sculpture, Casey Kaplan, New York, USA

Daisychain, MOT Gallery, London, UK

New Now Next: The Contemporary Blanton, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA

Of Mice and Men, The 4th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Survivor, New York, USA

Ridykeulous, Participant Inc., New York, USA

Motore Immobile, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Dark, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Collection Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
 

2005 

Faith, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, USA

Sculpture New Spirit, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France

When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Drunk vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, USA

Ordering the Ordinary, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

The Jeweleigha Set, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Fu?nfmalskulptur, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York, USA
 

2004

Hysterical, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf

Last One On is a Soft Jimmy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PN, USA

Building the Collection: New and Future Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Project, New York, USA

Home, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, USA

Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, USA

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Reordering Reality, Collecting Contemporary Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA

American Idyll, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Collage, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
 

2003 

The Alumni Show, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA

The Inconsiderable Things: Peter Fraser and Rachel Harrison, Brighton Photo Biennial, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK

The Paper Sculpture Show, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York, USA and 20 other locations

Rachel Harrison, Hirsch Perlman, Dieter Roth, Jack Smith and Rebecca Warren, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA

The Structure of Survival, Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th Venice Biennale, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Guided by Heroes, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
 

2002 

youngsters*, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria

K48 Teenage Rebel—The Bedroom Show, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA

Building Structures, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, USA

New on View: Recent Additions to the Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, USA

Stories, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Pictures, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
 

2001

Drawings Project, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 30, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

 Off the Wall, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA

Spiritual America, Audiello Fine Art, Inc., New York, USA

Group Show (Spring 2001), The Fifth International, New York Fresh: The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection 1998 – 2000, New Museum, New York, USA
 

2000 

Full Serve: Celebrating Ten Years of Shows,Rove, New York, USA

Superpredators, CRP Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

The Armchair Project, Cinch, London, UK

Dusk, I-20, New York, USA

New York Projects, London, UK

Rapture, 529 West 20th Street, 8th floor, New York, USA

Walker Evans & Company, MoMA, New York; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, USA

Trailer, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Photography about Photography, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA

Photasm: Sculptors Using Photography, Arts Atrium Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, New York; Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, USA
 

1999 

DOPE. An XXX-Mas Show, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, USA

I’m Not Here: Constructing Identity at the Turn of the Century, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PN, USA

Sleeping Waters//Eaux dormantes, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Altoids Collection: New York City Jay Walking Tour, various locations, New York, US; The Second Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection to Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art; State Street Bridge Gallery, Chicago; Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, Miami; the luggage store, San Francisco; Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA

GIRLSCHOOL, Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA, USA

Still Life, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, New York, USA

What Big Is, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, USA

New York Neither/Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, USA

monochrome, Patrick Callery Gallery, New York, USA

Free Coke, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Hypervision, Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, USA

Answer yes, no, or don’t know; Part II: Layers, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
 

1998 

New Photography 14: Jeanne Dunning, Olafur Eliasson, Rachel Harrison, Sam Taylor-Wood, MoMA, New York, USA

CAMBIO, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico

Susan Frecon, Rachel Harrison, Thomas Nozkowski, Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA

Bob and Wheel, dfn Gallery, New York, USA

Construction Drawings, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA

Raise the Roof, benefit auction, White Columns, New York, USA

Science, Feature Inc., New York, USA

Installations/Projects, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA

Super Freaks: Post Pop & The New Generation; Part I: Trash, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Lo-Fi Baroque, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA
 

1997 

Funny Pictures, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

24Seven, Stuttgart, Germany

Anne Chu, Rachel Harrison, Donald Moffett, Jasmin Sian, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Paper Trail, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Normotic, 1 Great Jones, New York, USA

The New God, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA

Prosthetic Garden, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, USA

Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Summer of Love, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York, USA

Supastore de Luxe (No. 1), Up & Co, New York, USA
 

1996 

The Experimenters, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, USA

Taking Stock, Benefit for City Harvest, 25 Broad Street, New York, USA

Texas Meets New York: Facing The Millennium — The Song Remains The Same, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX, USA

DISSOCIATIONISM, Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Shit, Baron/Boisante Gallery, New York, USA

Summer Trash, Flamingo East, New York, USA

Space, Mind, Place, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA

Summer Show, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Rachel Harrison and Michael Lazarus, Feature Inc., New York, USA

Sex, Drugs And Explosives, New London ArtForms, London, UK

Sculpture Incorporating Photography, Feature Inc., New York, USA

Post Hoc, Stark Gallery, New York, USA
 

1995 

Oy!, 121 Greene Street, New York, USA

Either/Or, Flamingo East, New York, USA

Summer Exhibition, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, USA

Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, USA

High Anxiety, 66 Crosby Street, New York, USA

Looky Loo, Sculpture Center, New York, USA

Dark Room, Stark Gallery, New York, USA
 

1994 

Women at Work, The Roger Smith Gallery, New York, USA

UnSuccess Story, 479 Broome Street, New York, USA

Artychoke TV show, Flamingo East, New York, USA

Tight, Tannery Arts, London; as Turning Up, The View, Liverpool, UK

Crest Hardware Show, 558 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

I Could Do That, 109 Spring Street, New York, USA

Dirty, John Good Gallery, New York, USA

Group Show, Galerie Elizabeth Valleix, Paris, France

Resurrections: Objects with New Souls, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut at Storrs, CT, USA

Pre-Existing Condition, Puffin Room, New York, USA
 

1993

Poverty Pop: The Aesthetics of Necessity, Exit Art, New York, USA

TRESPASS: Beyond Borders, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Four Walls Benefit, David Zwirner, New York, USA

Shooting Blanks, 81 Greene Street, New York, USA

For Sale, Flamingo East, New York, USA

1920: The Subtlety of Subversion, The Continuity of Intervention, Exit Art, New York, USA

Simply Made in America, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, USA

I Was Born Like This, 238 Mulberry Street, New York, USA

High, Flamingo East, New York, USA
 

1992 

7 Rooms/7 Shows: Bingeing, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA

Kitschen, Flamingo East, New York, USA

Morality Cafe, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA

The Lesbian Museum: Ten Thousand Years of Penis Envy, Franklin Furnace, New York, USA
 

1991 

Unlearning, 142 Greene Street, New York, USA

Open Bar, Flamingo East, New York, USA

The Neurotic Art Show, group show comprising the first fifty-five callers to a designated phone number, Four Walls Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Ego Show, Minor Injury, Brooklyn, New York, USA
 

1990

Collections, Brand Name Damages, 201 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, New York, USA

The Rights of Spring, Epoche Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Habitat, AMMO Artist’s Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2023

Rachel Harrison. Sitting in a Room, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo / Gregory R. Miller & Co., New York

2020

Rachel Harrison. The Classic, Greene Naftali, New York

Rachel Harrison / Haim Steinbach. Between Artists, A.R.T. Press, New York

2019

Rachel Harrison. Life Hack, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2015

Rachel Harrison. GLORIA, The Cleveland Museum of Art

2014

Rachel Harrison. If I did it, Greene Naftali, New York

2013

Rachel Harrison. Fake Titel, Walther König, Cologne

2012

Rachel Harrison. The Help, A Companion Guide, Greene Naftali, New York; Badlands Unlimited, New York

 

 

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