BIOGRAPHY

CURRICULUM VITAE
Born 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio
Lives and works in New York


EDUCATION
1977
Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Master of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1972
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

1970-71
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1970–1971.

1968-70
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
For You: Jenny Holzer, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Jenny Holzer, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Jenny Holzer, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

2018
Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer, Tate Modern, London, UK

2017
SOFTER: Jenny Holzer, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England
Jenny Holzer, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

2016      
Jenny Holzer: Are You Alive?, Lune Rouge and Art Projects Ibiza, Ibiza,

2015      
Jenny Holzer: Softer Targets, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton
Jenny Holzer: War Paintings, Museo Correr, Four Doors Room, Venice 

2014       
Jenny Holzer: Dust Paintings, Cheim & Read, New York
Projeto Parede: Jenny Holzer, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo

2013       
Light Stream: Jenny Holzer, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
Jenny Holzer: Truisms, The Rooms Art Gallery, Saint John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

2012       
THE FUTURE PLEASE, L&M Arts, Venice, California 
Sophisticated Devices, Sprüth Magers, London
Jenny Holzer: ENDGAME, Skarstedt Gallery, New York / Sprüth Magers, Berlin

2011      
Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland (Accompanied by light projections in Poznan)

2010
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

2009
PROTECT PROTECT, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (Accompanied by light projections in Basel, Zurich and Baselland)

2008
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)

2007
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

2006
XX, MAK, Vienna (Accompanied by light projections in Vienna)
Jenny Holzer: Archive, Cheim & Read, New York
Night Feed, Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York

2005
Hot Pink (with Lady Pink), Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne

2004
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

2003
Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany (Accompanied by light projections in Goslar)

2002
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

2001
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)

2000
Jenny Holzer, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires (Accompanied by light projections in Buenos Aires)
Jenny Holzer, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

1999
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

1998
Jenny Holzer: Blue, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Jenny Holzer: Blue, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne
Blue, Instituto Cultural Itaú, São Paulo, Brazil

1997
Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

1996
Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Warth, Switzerland,

1995
Lustmord, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne
Jenny Holzer: From the Laments Series, 1989,Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

1994
Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Center, Mito, Japan
Lustmord, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Art Gallery Atrium, Fukuoka, Japan

1993
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,

1992
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto

1990
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)

1989
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Jenny Holzer: Laments 1988–89, Dia Art Foundation, New York
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto

1988
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

1987
Jenny Holzer: Under a Rock, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

1986
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

1984
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

1983
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Investigations 3: Jenny Holzer, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,

1982
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

1981
Living (with Peter Nadin), Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France
Eating Friends (with Peter Nadin), Artists Space, New York

1980
Living (with Peter Nadin), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

1979
Printed Matter Windows, Printed Matter, New York
Fashion Moda Window, Fashion Moda, New York

1978
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 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Up for more: News from the Würth Collection on art since 1960, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
FICTION, Bold Tendencies, London, UK
BEYOND THE STREETS, BEYOND THE STREETS, New York NY

2018
DO I HAVE TO DRAW YOU A PICTURE?, Heong Gallery, Downing College, University of Cambridge, 'Cambridge, United Kingdom
Remote Castration, LAXART, Los Angeles CA
MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Für Barbara, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg, Germany
Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018, Firstsite, Colchester, United Kingdom
Beyond the Streets, Werkartz, Los Angeles CA

2017
Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, Imperial War Museum, London, England
The American Dream. Pop to the Present, The British Museum, London UK

2016
Eau de Cologne, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles CA
Mother Iode, CSS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale on Hudson NY
Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
More than Words, Westport Arts Center, Westport CA
An der Oberfläche (On the Surface), Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Human Condition, Former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles CA
Three Centuries of American Art from the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; traveling to National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2015
Flying over the Abyss, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece
No Longer/ Not Yet, Minsheng Museum, Shanghai
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Doubling, Wanås Konst, Knislinge, Sweden
Light Show, organized by Hayward Gallery, London, in association with Sharjah Art Foundation, curated by Dr. Cliff Lauson, curator, Hayward Gallery, in association with Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Art Foundation
Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970–Now, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California
Women’s Work: Feminist Art from the Collection, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
Piercing the Veil, Simmons & Simmons, London, England
Dismaland, Tropicana, Westonsuper-Mare, England, United Kingdom
Apartés 2015, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York
Identity XI, curated by Bradley McCallum, NCA / Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, Wellcome Collection, London
Books Beyond Artists: Words and Images, Ivorypress Space, Madrid, Spain
Store/Fronts Façades, National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
40 Years / 40 Artists, University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Not: The Art of Resistance, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Manchester
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London
The Noing uv It, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway  

2014
Post Conflict, organized by Bradley McCallum as Artist in Residence with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York
Words Tend to be Inadequate, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Goethe Dialogues, Goethe-Institut Barcelona, Spain
Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona / San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Urban Theater: New York in the 1980s, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Drawn to Language, The Children’s Museum of Art, New York
Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida / David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Power, Memory, People – Memorials of Today, KØS Museum for kunst i det offentlige rum, Køge, Denmark
The Appearance of Clarity: Works in Black and White, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont
The Disasters of War, 1800–2014, Musée du Louvre-Lens, Lens, France
The Progress Trap, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Disappearance of Fireflies, Collection Lambert en Avignon, SainteAnne Prison, Avignon, France
No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984–1989, David Zwirner, New York
The Grand Cyper: Hip Hop, Iran & Syria, curated by Julie Ashcraft, Rush Arts Gallery, New York
The Real Estate Show Was Then: 1980, James Fuentes, New York
The Last Brucennial, presented by The Bruce High Quality Foundation and Vito Schnabel, 837 Washington Street, New York
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
Silence Unbound: The Artist’s Lexicon in the Making, Center for Book Arts, New York
In These Great Times, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo  

2013
The Dark Would, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland
Play Things, New York Public Library Print Gallery, New York
Zeichen. Sprache. Bilder. Schrift in der Kunst seit den 1960er Jahren, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
Language Games: An Introduction to the Art of our Times, curated by José Jiménez, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, España  
Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey / Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
Xerography, Firstsite, Colchester, England
Silent, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art, Two Points. Barcelona Lives Contemporary Art, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain  
Sign, Image, Object, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria  
From Gesture to Language, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Beg Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, California
Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom /Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; and Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annexe, Athens, Greece
Merci Mercy, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York

2012
Plane Text, Miami Beach, Florida
The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Enlightened: Electric Light as the Fairy of Art, Artipelag Konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden
Language Games: An Introduction to the Art of Our Times, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
Wall Text, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Illinois
Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea  
Children of Artists from Runge to Richter, from Dix to Picasso, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
Times Square Show Revisited, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York
Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Art Drive! The BMW Art Car Collection 1975–2010 (part of the London 2012 Festival), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
Summer Group Show, Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Raw Materials, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
Common Ground, City Hall Park, New York, organized by Public Art Fund, New York
Una mirada múltiple: Selecciones de la Colección Ella FontanalsCisneros, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
25 Years of Talent, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Stuck Up: A Selected History of Alternative and Popular Culture Told through Stickers, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Töten, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany
Bye Bye American Pie, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina  
ARTandPRESS, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany  
The Armory Show 2012, Pier 92 and Pier 94, New York
The Fashion Moda Stores, 1982: Selections from Documenta 7, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York
Postmodernismo: Stile e Sovversione 1970–1990, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Bremerhaven – Berlin – Aichach, Zweigstelle Berlin, Germany
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Domination, Hegemony and the Panopticon: Works from the Farook Collection, Traffic, Dubai




Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973–1991, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas
 
2012
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, MCA Chicago, Chicago
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Bye Bye American Pie, MALBA- Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires
Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York

2011
The Women in Our Life: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition, Cheim & Read, New York
Art, Access & Decay: New York 1975-1985, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, The Morgan
Library & Museum, New YorkThe Value of Water, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York

2010
Behind the Light, Nathan A. Bernstein & Co., Ltd., New York
ANGUISH, The Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
IN CONTEXT: A 2010 INITIATIVE, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Your History is Not Our History: New York in the 1980s, Haunch of Venison, New York
A Torrent of Words: Contemporary Art and Language, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
fKRIEG / INDIDUUM, Ausstellungshalle Für Zeitgenössische Kunst Münster ZKM, Muenster, Germany

2009-10   
Under Control, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
LES FEMMES, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

2009
Abstractions by Gallery Artists, Cheim & Read, New York
The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women, Cheim & Read, New York
Close Encounters: Acts of a Social Imagination, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York
Untitled (History Painting): Painting and Public Life in the 21st Century, University of Michigan
Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Marble, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Just What Are They Saying, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans
Diana and Actaion-The Forbidden Sight of Nudity, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf
Liberties Under Fire: The ACLU of Utah at 50, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and Rebirth of Meaning in American Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

2008
Colab Redux, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York
Cancelled, Erased & Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Kavalierstart 1978-1982 Aufbruch in die Kunst der 80er, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
La collection formidable Monsieur Ledoux, Pavillon Vendôme, Aix en Provence
West of Rome presents: Women in the City, various locations in Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Other than yourself, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Madrid
EYESORE, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Sum of its Parts, Cheim & Read, New York
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London

2007
Meanwhile, in Baghdad, The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago, Chicago
Pretty Baby, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
IM WORT, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring: selected by artist Steven Claydon, Camden Arts Centre, London
I am as you will be, Cheim & Read, New York
Think with the Senses -- Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, LII Biennale di Venezia, Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Padiglione Italia, LII Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Barbican Art Gallery, London
The Price of Everything…, The Art Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, New York
The Contemporary Art Collection of the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna in
Moscow, Stella Art Foundation in Moscow / Sigmund Freud Foundation in Vienna
Freud and Contemporary Art, Yapı Kredi Sermet Çifter Exhibition Hall, Istanbul

2006
Art Metropole: The Top 100, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
WORD, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas
Into Me/Out of Me, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Downtown Show, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Surprise, Surprise, ICA, London
Do the Right Bling, Stedelijk Museum, s'hertogenbosch, Netherlands
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago / Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Little Private Governments, University Gallery, University of Essex, Colchester, England
Visionaire 47 Taste, Visionaire Gallery, New York

2005   
L’Art De Vivre, Lehmann Maupin, New York             
Contemporary Voices: Works From the UBS Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the 80s, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Faszination Kunst: Kunstmuseen in Sachsen-Ahalt, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Modified, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York
Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“…ein ring von unschätzbaren wert.” Ausgewählte preisträger des kaiserrings goslar, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Germany
Down the Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden After Modernism, Queens Musuem of Art, New York
Big Bang: Creation and Destruction in 20th Century Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris
51st Biennale di Venezia, Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice
La main dans la main, Kunstgebäude Schlosshof Bodenburg, Bodenburg, Germany
Atelier Adamson, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Collection2, Château d’Arenthon, Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc
Salomon, Annecy, France
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art, Pace Wildenstein, New York
Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art, Mildred Lane Kemper
Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

2004 
East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art/Chelsea, New York
Immersion, Boston Art Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Stadtlicht-Lichtkunst, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Perspectives@25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas
Visions of America: Contemporary Art from the Essl Collection and the Sonnabend Collection, Sammlung Essl – Kunst der Gegenwart, Vienna
ein-leuchten, Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria
Some Things Happening: Twenty-Five Years of Herron Gallery Exhibitions, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Reflections, Stadhuisplein, Tongeren, Belgium
The Voice of Art: An exhibition on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Human Rights Commission of the
United Nations, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Transmit + Transform, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Pop/Concept: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2003       
Air, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Readings, Tina Kim Fin Art, New York
Crimes and Misdemeanors: Politics in U.S. Art of the 1980s, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
A Clear Vision – Photographic Works of the F.C. Gundlach Collection, The International House of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
Salzburg - Shadow and Light, Sprüth Magers Lee, London
Eshigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Eshigo-Tsumari, Japan
American Tableaux: Many Voices, Many Stories, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
S(how), Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Micro Políticas II, Arte y Cotidianidad (1989-1980), Espai D’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Visual Poetics: Art and the World, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Sanctuary, Contemporary Art and Human Rights, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Ameri©an Dre@m: A Survey, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
Our Mutual Friend, Bloomberg SPACE, London
On The Wall Contemporary Wallpaper, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Providence, Philadelphia
Banquet: Metabolism and Communication, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona
Rendez–Vous No. 4, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France

2002       
Total Überzogen, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
A History of Happiness - Melbourne Festival Visual Arts Program, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Sans Commune Mesure: Image et Texte dans l’Arte Actuel, Musée d’Art Moderne Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France / Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France / Le Fresnoy, Studio National, Tourcoing, France
Gloria, White Columns, New York
Public Affairs: Von Beuys bis Zittel – Das Offentliche in der Kunst, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
Email Art, The Center of Attention, London
Multiformity: Multiples from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Wall Street Rising, Art Downtown, Michigan
Kunst Köln 2002, KölnMesse GmbH, KUNSTKÖLN, Köln, Germany
The Passions of the Good Citizen, Apexart, New York
Vapor, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
The Armory Show 2002: The International Fair of New Art, Piers 88 and 90, New York
Tancat per obres: Els artistses s’apropien l’arquitectura, Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona
Expect: Art, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Mensaje de Texto (Text Message), Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid

2001         
Rendez-Vous 3, Musée d’Art Contemporain: Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France
Rendez–Vous No. 3, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Avignon, France
Telling Tales: Narrative Impulses in Recent Art, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Sculpture Contemporaine; Oeuvres de la Collection Frac Rhône–Alpes, Institut d’art contemporain, Vielleurbanne, France
American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Signs of the Times: Jesse Howard, Jenny Holzer, Jack Pierson, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas
City Art Institute, Kansas
The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
American Art from the Goetz Collection, Munich, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
Blondies and Brownies, Das Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich



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
2010
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.

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

2008
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.

2007
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.

2006-07
For Naples, Piazza del Plebiscito, Dec. 16, 2006–Jan. 7, 2007.

2006
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.

2005
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.

2004
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.

2003
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.

2001
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.

2000
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.

1999
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.

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

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


EXHIBITIONS

Jenny Holzer
Sep 8, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011

Jenny Holzer
Dec 10, 2004 - Jan 23, 2005

ARTWORKS

You will kill/I forget
2006
Black and white pigment print
111.1 x 139.7 cm / 43.75 x 55 in.
Text: "The Valley of the Beasts" from Miracle Maker by Fadhil
Al-Azzawi; "Back/from the Frick. The Weather" from Collected
Poems by James Schuyler
Ed. 7/10

Smiling at flesh...
2006
Black and white pigment print
139.7 x 111.1 cm / 55 x 43.75 in.
Text: "Blur" from Middle Earth by Henri Cole
Ed. 7/10

EVERY WAR
2008
Black and white pigment print
152.4 x 190.5 cm / 60 x 75 in.
Text: "The End and the Beginning" from View with a Grain of
Sand by Wislawa Szymborska
Ed. 3/5

2018
Oil on linen
61 x 46.2 cm

2018
Oil on linen
104.1 x 79.1 cm


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