Viewing Room Main Site
Skip to content

Dan Graham was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1942 and grew up in New Jersey. Since the 1960s, Graham’s work has explored the meeting between architecture, pop culture, and our built environment. Celebrated for his glass and mirror pavilions, Graham also considers himself a writer-artist paramount to his practice. His work incorporates criticism, photography, video, performance art, as well as influences from music and magazine pages. Important solo exhibitions include The Renaissance Society (1981), Chicago; Kunsthalle Bern (1983), and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1997). One of the most important quasi-functional works that Graham has done was a design for the mezzanine section of the Hayward Gallery in London, involving displays of classic and contemporary cartoons for children and adults of all ages. He has participated in various Documenta exhibitions; Skulptur Muenster, as well as two important Venice Biennials. Dan Graham lives and works in New York.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2018    Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

            Sirius Arts Centre, County Cork, Ireland

2017    Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing

            Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

2016    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

            Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus

2015    MAMO, Marseille, France

            ETH Zurich, Zurich

2014    Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

            The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2011    Le Consortium, Dijon

            Kunstmuseum Sankt Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland

2010    Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan

2009    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

            Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

            Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

            Portikus, Frankfurt am Main

2006    Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

2005    Venice Biennale, Italy

2003    Venice Biennale, Italy

2001    Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal

1997    Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

            dOCUMENTA 10, Kassel, Germany

1993    Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1992    dOCUMENTA 9, Kassel, Germany

1983    Kunsthalle Berne, Bern, Switzerland

1982    dOCUMENTA 7, Kassel, Germany

1981    Renaissance Society, University of Chicago

1977    dOCUMENTA 6, Kassel, Germany

1976   Venice Biennale, Italy

1972    dOCUMENTA 5, Kassel, Germany

 

AWARDS

 

2010    American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

2001    French Vermeil Medal awarded by the City of Paris

1992    Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award, Zurich, Switzerland

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

MOCA | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

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

Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver

Tate Collection, London

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Generali Foundation, Vienna

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna

Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf

Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art modern, Paris

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte

Moderna Museet, Stockholm