Jenny Holzer

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Exhibited Artists

Exhibited Artists

SURVIVAL: WHEN THERE’S NO SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP…, 1997, verde antique marble footstool, MARKINGS: Inscribed under footstool: Jenny Holzer: 43.2 x 41.9 x 74 cm, Edition: 16/20
Mini Matrix, Text Selections from Truisms, 1977-79, 2004, 9 mini LED signs, 10.1 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm each
Installation View
Mini Matrix, Text Selections from Truisms, 1977-79, 2004, 3 mini LED signs, 10.1 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm each


Jenny Holzer

Born in Gallipolis, Ohio


Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Master of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1970–1971.

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Jenny Holzer: Are You Alive?, Lune Rouge and Art Projects Ibiza, Ibiza,

Jenny Holzer: Softer Targets, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton
Jenny Holzer: War Paintings, Museo Correr, Four Doors Room, Venice 

Jenny Holzer: Dust Paintings, Cheim & Read, New York
Projeto Parede: Jenny Holzer, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo

Light Stream: Jenny Holzer, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
Jenny Holzer: Truisms, The Rooms Art Gallery, Saint John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

THE FUTURE PLEASE, L&M Arts, Venice, California 
Sophisticated Devices, Sprüth Magers, London
Jenny Holzer: ENDGAME, Skarstedt Gallery, New York / Sprüth Magers, Berlin

Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland (Accompanied by light projections in Poznan)

Jenny Holzer: Retro, Skarstedt Gallery, New York
TOP SECRET, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal
ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
PROTECT PROTECT, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

PROTECT PROTECT, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (Accompanied by light projections in Basel, Zurich and Baselland)

Like Truth, Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow
DETAINED, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, London
PROTECT PROTECT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (Accompanied by light projections in Chicago)

Highly Sensitive, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne
SECRET, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich
Nothing Follows, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
PROJECTIONS, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

XX, MAK, Vienna (Accompanied by light projections in Vienna)
Jenny Holzer: Archive, Cheim & Read, New York
Night Feed, Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York

Hot Pink (with Lady Pink), Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne

Hot Pink (with Lady Pink), Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich,
Jenny Holzer (with poetry by Henri Cole), Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
TRUTH BEFORE POWER, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (Accompanied by light projections in Vorarlberg)
Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany (Accompanied by light projections in Goslar)

Protect Me From What I Want: The Multiples and Editioned Works of Jenny Holzer, Printed Matter, Inc., New York
Jenny Holzer “Oh" , Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich

Cheim & Read, New York
Festival d’Automne à Paris, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris (Accompanied by light projections in Paris)
Jenny Holzer, Oh, capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (Accompanied by light projections in Arcachon and in Bordeaux)
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin Accompanied by light projections in Berlin)

Jenny Holzer, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires (Accompanied by light projections in Buenos Aires)
Jenny Holzer, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

Jenny Holzer: Proteja–Me do Que Eu Quero, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (Accompanied by light projections in Rio de Janeiro)
Jenny Holzer: The Living Series, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Jenny Holzer: Blue, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

Jenny Holzer: Blue, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Jenny Holzer: Blue, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne
Blue, Instituto Cultural Itaú, São Paulo, Brazil

Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Warth, Switzerland,

Lustmord, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne
Jenny Holzer: From the Laments Series, 1989,Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Center, Mito, Japan
Lustmord, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Art Gallery Atrium, Fukuoka, Japan

Da Wo Frauen Sterben, Bin Ich Hellwach, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Street Art: Jenny Holzer, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Jenny Holzer: The Venice Installation, from the Collection of Mort and Marlene Meyerson, Dallas Museum of Art,

Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto

XLIV Biennale di Venezia, Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, United States Pavilion, Venice (Traveled to Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Nov. 15, 1990–Jan. 1, 1991; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark, Mar. 16–Apr. 28, 1991; Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, July 13–Sept. 1, 1991; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Sept. 22, 1991–Jan. 5, 1992)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Jenny Holzer: Laments 1988–89, Dia Art Foundation, New York
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto

Jenny Holzer: Signs/Under a Rock, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Jenny Holzer: Signs and Benches, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
Hoffman Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Jenny Holzer: Under a Rock, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

Jenny Holzer: Signs, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa (Traveled to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, Feb. 19–Apr. 12, 1987; Artspace, San Francisco, May 5–June 27, 1987; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, as Options 30, Jenny Holzer, July 31–Sept. 27,
1987; and List Visual Arts Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Oct. 9–Nov. 29, 1987)
Under a Rock, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Galerie Crousel–Hussenot, Paris
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne

Jenny Holzer und Barbara Kruger, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Jenny Holzer: Truisms and Inflammatory Essays, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, New York
Galerie’t Venster–Jenny Holzer–Lady Pink, Rotterdam Kunststichting, Rotterdam
Concentrations 10: Jenny Holzer, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Investigations 3: Jenny Holzer, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,

Plaques for Buildings: Thirty Texts from the Living Series, Cast in Bronze by Jenny Holzer and Peter Nadin, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Jenny Holzer–Peter Nadin: Living, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Living (with Peter Nadin), Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France
Eating Friends (with Peter Nadin), Artists Space, New York

Living (with Peter Nadin), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

Printed Matter Windows, Printed Matter, New York
Fashion Moda Window, Fashion Moda, New York

Jenny Holzer Installation, Franklin Furnace, New York
Jenny Holzer Painted Room: Special Project P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S. 1, New York

Selected Awards and Fellowships

LA MOCA Award for Distinguished Women in the Arts, Los Angeles, California, 2010
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2009.
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts, 2009.
Urban Visionaries Award, The Cooper Union, New York, New York, 2006.
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School University, New York, New York, 2005.
Public Art Network Award, Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C., and New York, 2004.
Resident in Visual Arts, American Academy Rome, Sept. 15, 2003–Jan. 15, 2004.
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, 2003.
Kaiserring, City of Goslar, Germany, 2002.
Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, La Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France, 2002. Berlin Prize Fellowship, The American Academy in Berlin, Berlin, 2000.
Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2000.
Crystal Award, World Economic Forum, Geneva, 1996.
Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1994.
Skowhegan Medal for Installation, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, 1994. Leone d’Oro, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 1990.

Selected Permanent Installations

MGM Mirage City Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, VEGAS, 2009
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., For SAAM, 2007
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, For MCASD, 2007
Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland, For Novartis, 2006
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, For Elizabeth, 2006
7 World Trade Center, New York, New York, For 7 World Trade, 2006
Stora torget, Karlstad, Sweden, For Karlstad, 2005
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania For Pittsburgh, 2005
Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany, For Paula Modersohn-Becker, 2005
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 125 YEARS, 2003.

Selected Light Projections

For Frankfurt, Alte Nikolaikirche and Römer Römberg, Oct. 4–12, 2010; Dreikönigskirche, Oct. 4–6, 2010; Literaturhaus, Oct. 7–8, 2010; St. Katharinenkirche, Oct. 9–10, 2010; Portikus, Oct. 11–12, 2010.

For Prague, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic, April 29–May 6, 2009.
For Siena, sms contemporanea, Siena, Italy, Feb. 28–May 24, 2009.

Projection for Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Oct. 29–31, 2008; Lyric Opera and 2 N. Riverside Drive, Nov. 1, 2008; Tribune Tower, Nov. 2, 2008; Merchandise Mart, Nov. 3, 2008.
For the Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, permanent installation.
Inauguration Sept. 22, 2008.

For the Capitol, projected from the Kennedy Center onto the Potomac River and Roosevelt Island, September 13–16, 2007.
For Toronto, Drake Hotel, June 8, 2007; waterfront silos, June 9, 2007; MaRS Building, June 10, 2007.
For the Academy, American Academy in Rome and the Fontana dell-Acqua Paola, May 21, 2007; Piazza Tevere, May 22, 2007; Teatro di Marcello, May 23, 2007; Castel Sant’Angelo, May 24, 2007.
For Busan, Gwangalli Beach, South Korea, permanent installation. Inauguration April 5, 2007.
For Milan, Hangar Bicocca, Mar. 28, 2007; Piazza della Scala, Mar. 29, 2007; Castello Sforzesco, Mar. 30, 2007; Stazione Centrale, Mar. 31, 2007.
For San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and Santa Fe Depot, Jan. 19, 2007; MCASD La Jolla, Jan. 20, 2007; Scripps Pier, Jan. 21, 2007; San Diego Museum of Art, Jan. 22, 2007.

For Naples, Piazza del Plebiscito, Dec. 16, 2006–Jan. 7, 2007.

For RISD (Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island), 15 Westminster Street, RISD, Oct. 7– 8 and 10, 2006; Providence City Hall, Oct. 7 and 9–10, 2006.
For Singapore, city hall, Sept. 1, 2006.
For Vienna, Rathaus, May 5, 2006; Präsidentschaftskanzlei, May 7, 2006; Parlament, May 8, 2006; Staatsoper, May 9, 2006; Stock-im-Eisen-Platz 3, May 10, 2006; Obere Donaustrasse 97-99, May 11, 2006; MAKDepot of Contemporary Art (CAT), May 12, 2006; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, May 13, 2006; Vienna Airport Tower, May 17–24, 2006.
For London, London City Hall, Apr. 7, 2006; St. Paul’s Church, Apr. 8, 2006; Senate House, Apr. 9, 2006; Barbican Centre, Apr. 10 and 12–14, 2006; Somerset House, Apr. 11, 2006.
For Dublin, Dublin Castle, Mar. 29, 2006; Gate Theatre, Mar. 30, 2006; Liffey River and Clarence Hotel, Mar. 31, 2006; Mansion House, Apr. 1, 2006; Trinity College and Bank of Ireland, Apr. 2, 2006; General Post Office, Apr. 3, 2006.

For the City (New York), Rockefeller Center, Sept. 29–Oct. 2, 2005; Bobst Library, New York
University, Oct. 3–5, 2005; The New York Public Library, Oct. 6–9, 2005.

Xenon for Miami, Miami Freedom Tower, Dec. 1–5, 2004.
Xenon for D.C., 1515 14th Street Arts Building, Oct. 30–31, 2004; Gelman Library, George Washington University, Nov. 1, 2004.
For New York City, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Oct. 26, 2004; Bethesda Fountain, Oct. 27, 2004; 515 Greenwich Street, Oct. 28, 2004; Hotel Pennsylvania, Oct. 28–29, 2004; The Cooper Union, Oct. 29, 2004.
Xenon for Bregenz (Bregenz, Austria), Kunsthaus Bregenz, June 11–12, 2004; Feldkirch Schattenburg, June 13, 2004; Hohenems Steinbruch, June 14, 2004; Vermunt Stausee, June 15, 2004; Alte Pfarrkirche zum heiligen Nikolaus, Lech, June 16, 2004; Kanisfluh, June 17, 2004; Bregenzer Festspiele, June 18, 2004.
Xenon for Torino (Torino, Italy), Teatro Carignano, Nov. 8, 2003–Jan. 11, 2004; Piazza Castello Nov. 6, 2004– Jan. 16, 2005 and Nov. 11, 2005–March 19, 2006.

Xenon for the Peggy Guggenheim, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Sept. 2–6, 2003.
Xenon for Cannes, Palais de Festival and Le Port et le Suquet, May 14–25, 2003.
Xenon for Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Mar. 19–23, 2003.

Xenon for Paris, Pyramide du Louvre, Nov. 1, 2001; Colonnade du Louvre, Nov. 2, 2001; Seine and Pont-Neuf (depuis Le Pont des Arts), Nov. 3, 2001; Eglise Saint-Eustache, Nov. 3, 2001; Panthéon, Nov. 4, 2001.
Xenon for Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, July 15 and 19–20, 2001; Oficinas e Parque, July 16, 2001; Biblioteca Magna Raul Rangel Frias,July 17, 2001; La Huasteca, July 18 and 22, 2001; Loma Larga, July 21, 2001.
Xenon for Bordeaux, Dune du Pyla, May 26, 2001; Porte Caillau, May 28, 2001; Place du Palais,May 28, 2001; Place de Parlement, May 29, 2001; Cinéma Utopia, May 29, 2001; Place Camille Jullian, May 29, 2001; Saint Michel, May 30, 2001; Opéra de Bordeaux, May 30, 2001; Place de la Victoire, May 31, 2001; Garonne, quais des Chartones, May 31, 2001; Cinéma
Utopia, June 1, 2001.
Xenon for Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Jan. 27 and Feb. 1–3, 2001; Matthäikirche, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Kulturforum) and Kammersmusiksaal der Philharmonie, Feb. 1–3 2001; Bundeskanzleramt (Neubau) and Museumshöfe, Feb. 4, 2001; Berliner Rathaus and Altes Museum, Feb. 5, 2001; Grand Hyatt Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Feb. 6, 2001; Pergamonmuseum and Bodemuseum, Feb. 7, 2001; DG-Bank, DaimlerChrysler
Services AG and Jüdisches Museum, Feb. 8, 2001.

Xenon for BALTIC, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, Oct. 25 and 28, 2000; Castle Keep, Newcastle, Oct. 26, 2000; Tuxedo Princess, Gateshead, Oct. 27, 2000.
Xenon for Buenos Aires, Planetario de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Galileo-Galilei and Parque de Palermo, Apr. 30, 2000; Centro Cultural Recoleta, May 1, 2000; Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, May 2, 2000; La Boca and Fundación Proa, May 3, 2000;
Teatro Colón, May 4, 2000.
Xenon for Oslo and Lillehammer, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Jan. 22–27, Jan. 31–Feb. 3, and Feb. 7–10, 2000; Oslo Rådhus, Jan. 28–30 and Feb. 11–13, 2000; Universitetet i Oslo, Feb. 4–6, 2000; Nordster and Lysgaardsbakkene, Lillehammer, Feb. 5, 2000.

Xenon for Venice, Fondazione Cini, June 9–13, 1999.
Xenon for Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil, May 5, 1999; Pão de Açucar, May 8, 1999; Arpoador Beach and Leme Beach, May 9, 1999.

Xenon for Rome, Spanish Steps, July 16, 1998.

Xenon for Florence, Arno riverbank and facing buildings, Sept. 20–22, 1996 

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