Jenny Holzer

Born in 1950, Gallipolis, US
Lives and works in New York, US


1977        Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
                Master of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US
1972        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, US
1970-71   University of Chicago, Chicago, US
1968-70   Duke University, Durham, US

Selected Solo Exhibitions


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sophisticated Devices, Sprüth Magers, London, UK
Jenny Holzer: ENDGAME, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, US / Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany

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

Jenny Holzer: Retro, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, US
Jenny Holzer, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
PROTECT PROTECT, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

Jenny Holzer, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (Accompanied by light projections in Basel, Zurich and Baselland)

PROTECT PROTECT, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

PROTECT PROTECT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (Accompanied by light projections in Chicago), US

Like Truth, Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow, Russia
DETAINED, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, London, UK

PROJECTIONS, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, US

Highly Sensitive, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany
Nothing Follows, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France 

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

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

Jenny Holzer, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

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

Jenny Holzer, 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, US
Jenny Holzer “Oh,Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

Jenny Holzer, Cheim & Read, New York, US
Festival d’Automne à Paris, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France (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)
Jenny Holzer, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (Accompanied by light projections in Berlin)

Jenny Holzer, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

Jenny Holzer, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Accompanied by light projections in Buenos Aires)

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

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

Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US

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

Jenny Holzer: From the Laments Series, 1989, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, US

Lustmord, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Jenny Holzer, Art Gallery Atrium, Fukuoka, Japan

Jenny Holzer, Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Center, Mito, Japan
Lustmord, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, US

Jenny Holzer: The Venice Installation, from the Collection of Mort and Marlene Meyerson, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, US

Da Wo Frauen Sterben, Bin Ich Hellwach, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Street Art: Jenny Holzer, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Jenny Holzer, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada

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

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

Jenny Holzer, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada

Jenny Holzer: Signs/Under a Rock, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Jenny Holzer: Signs and Benches, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, US
Jenny Holzer, Hoffman Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, US

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

Jenny Holzer: Signs, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, US (Traveled to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, Feb. 19Apr. 12, 1987; Artspace, San Francisco, May 5June 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, US
Jenny Holzer, Galerie Crousel–Hussenot, Paris, France
Jenny Holzer, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Concentrations 10: Jenny Holzer, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, US

Jenny Holzer und Barbara Kruger, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Jenny Holzer: Truisms and Inflammatory Essays, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, US
Galerie’t Venster–Jenny Holzer–Lady Pink, Rotterdam Kunststichting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

Push the Limits, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy

Up for more: News from the Würth Collection on art since 1960, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
FICTION, Bold Tendencies, London, UK

DO I HAVE TO DRAW YOU A PICTURE?, Heong Gallery, Downing College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Remote Castration, LAXART, Los Angeles, US
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, UK
Beyond the Streets, Werkartz, Los Angeles, US

Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, Imperial War Museum, London, UK
The American Dream. Pop to the Present, The British Museum, London, UK
Eau de Cologne, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, US
Mother Iode, CSS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale on Hudson, US
Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, US
More than Words, Westport Arts Center, Westport, US
An der Oberfläche (On the Surface), Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Human Condition, Former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles, US
Three Centuries of American Art from the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, US.; traveling to National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Flying over the Abyss, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
No Longer/ Not Yet, Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, China
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Doubling, Wanås Konst, Knislinge, Sweden
Light Show, organized by Hayward Gallery, London, UK (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, Germany
Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970–Now, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, US
Women’s Work: Feminist Art from the Collection, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, US Piercing the Veil, Simmons & Simmons, London, UK
Dismaland, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, UK
Apartés 2015, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, US
Identity XI, curated by Bradley McCallum, NCA / Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, Wellcome Collection, London, UK
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, Canada
40 Years / 40 Artists, University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US
Not: The Art of Resistance, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Manchester, UK
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
The Noing uv It, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway  

Post Conflict, organized by Bradley McCallum as Artist in Residence with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, US
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, US
Urban Theater: New York in the 1980s, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, US
Drawn to Language, The Children’s Museum of Art, New York, US
Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida / David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, US
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, US
The Disasters of War, 1800–2014, Musée du Louvre-Lens, Lens, France
The Progress Trap, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Disappearance of Fireflies, Collection Lambert en Avignon, SainteAnne Prison, Avignon, France
No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984–1989, David Zwirner, New York, US

The Grand Cyper: Hip Hop, Iran & Syria, curated by Julie Ashcraft, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, US
The Real Estate Show Was Then: 1980, James Fuentes, New York, US
The Last Brucennial, presented by The Bruce High Quality Foundation and Vito Schnabel, 837 Washington Street, New York, US
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US
Silence Unbound: The Artist’s Lexicon in the Making, Center for Book Arts, New York, US
In These Great Times, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway  

The Dark Would, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland
Play Things, New York Public Library Print Gallery, New York, US
Zeichen. Sprache. Bilder. Schrift in der Kunst seit den 1960er Jahren, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, 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, Spain
Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey / Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, US
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, US
Xerography, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
Silent, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art, Two Points. Barcelona Lives Contemporary Art, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 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, Palm Springs, US
Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London,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, US

Plane Text, Miami Beach, US
The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, US
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, Chicago, US
Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea  
Children of Artists from Runge to Richter, from Dix to Picasso, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden Germany
Times Square Show Revisited, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York, US

Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, US
Art Drive! The BMW Art Car Collection 1975–2010 (part of the London 2012 Festival), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Summer Group Show, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, US
Raw Materials, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK
Common Ground, City Hall Park, New York, organized by Public Art Fund, New York, US
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, US
Stuck Up: A Selected History of Alternative and Popular Culture Told through Stickers, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, US
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, US
The Fashion Moda Stores, 1982: Selections from Documenta 7, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, US
Postmodernismo: Stile e Sovversione 1970–1990, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Bremerhaven – Berlin – Aichach, Zweigstelle Berlin, Berlin, Germany
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago/ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US
Domination, Hegemony and the Panopticon: Works from the Farook Collection, Traffic, Dubai
Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, US
The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973–1991, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, US
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
Bye Bye American Pie, MALBA- Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, US

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

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

Under Control, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, US
LES FEMMES, McClain Gallery, Houston, US

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

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

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

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

L’Art De Vivre, Lehmann Maupin, New York, US 
Contemporary Voices: Works From the UBS Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
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, US
Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
“…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, US
Big Bang: Creation and Destruction in 20th Century Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
51st Biennale di Venezia, Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice, Italy
La main dans la main, Kunstgebäude Schlosshof Bodenburg, Bodenburg, Germany
Atelier Adamson, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
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, US
Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, US

East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art/Chelsea, New York, US
Immersion, Boston Art Institute, Boston, US
Stadtlicht-Lichtkunst, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Perspectives@25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, US
Visions of America: Contemporary Art from the Essl Collection and the Sonnabend Collection, Sammlung Essl – Kunst der Gegenwart, Vienna, Austria
ein-leuchten, Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria
Some Things Happening: Twenty-Five Years of Herron Gallery Exhibitions, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, US
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, Switzerland
Transmit + Transform, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, US
Pop/Concept: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

Air, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
Readings, Tina Kim Fin Art, New York, US
Crimes and Misdemeanors: Politics in U.S. Art of the 1980s, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US
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, UK
Eshigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Eshigo-Tsumari, Japan
American Tableaux: Many Voices, Many Stories, Miami Art Museum, Miami, US
S(how), Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US
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, US
Sanctuary, Contemporary Art and Human Rights, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Ameri©an Dre@m: A Survey, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, US
Our Mutual Friend, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
On The Wall Contemporary Wallpaper, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Providence, US
Banquet: Metabolism and Communication, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
Rendez–Vous No. 4, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France

Total Überzogen, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
A History of Happiness - Melbourne Festival Visual Arts Program, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
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, US
Public Affairs: Von Beuys bis Zittel – Das Offentliche in der Kunst, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Email Art, The Center of Attention, London, UK
Multiformity: Multiples from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
Wall Street Rising, Art Downtown, Michigan, US
Kunst Köln 2002, KölnMesse GmbH, KUNSTKÖLN, Köln, Germany
The Passions of the Good Citizen, Apexart, New York, US
Vapor, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
The Armory Show 2002: The International Fair of New Art, Piers 88 and 90, New York, US
Tancat per obres: Els artistses s’apropien l’arquitectura, Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Expect: Art, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US
Mensaje de Texto (Text Message), Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

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, UK
The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US
Sculpture Contemporaine; Oeuvres de la Collection Frac Rhône–Alpes, Institut d’art contemporain, Vielleurbanne, France
American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
Signs of the Times: Jesse Howard, Jenny Holzer, Jack Pierson, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas, US
The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US
American Art from the Goetz Collection, Munich, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Blondies and Brownies, Das Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany

Selected Public Installations

An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney's Collection, 1940-2017, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

For Ibiza, Can Soleil, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain

For Qualcomm, Qualcomm Headquarters, San Diego, US
For the Garden, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, US

I STAY (Ngaya ngalawa), 8 Chifley Square, Sydney, Australia
Du, Talanx AG, Hanover, Germany

Cliff Sappho, Ekeberg Sculpture and Heritage Park, Oslo, Norway

For the FDA, FDA Headquarters, Silver Spring, US
Kind of Blue, Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Forth Worth, US

715 Molecules, Williams College Science Quad, Williamstown, US

VEGAS, MGM Mirage City Center, Las Vegas, US

For SAAM, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., US
For MCASD, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US

For Novartis, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
For Elizabeth, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, US
For 7 World Trade, 7 World Trade Center, New York, US

For Karlstad, Stora torget, Karlstad, Sweden
For Pittsburgh, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, US
For Paula Modersohn-Becker, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany

125 YEARS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US

Selected Projects

VIGIL, Rockefeller Center, Creative Time, New York, US

In the Garden, New York Botanical Garden, New York, US

For Krakow, Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

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

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

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

For the Capitol, projected from the Kennedy Center onto the Potomac River and Roosevelt Island, September 13–16
For Toronto, Drake Hotel, June 8; waterfront silos, June 9; MaRS Building, June 10
For the Academy, American Academy in Rome and the Fontana dell-Acqua Paola, May 21; Piazza Tevere, May 22; Teatro di Marcello, May 23; Castel Sant’Angelo, May 24
For Busan, Gwangalli Beach, Korea, permanent installation. Inauguration April 5
For Milan, Hangar Bicocca, Mar. 28; Piazza della Scala, Mar. 29, 2007; Castello Sforzesco, Mar. 30; Stazione Centrale, Mar. 31.
For San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and Santa Fe Depot, Jan. 19; MCASD La Jolla, Jan. 20; Scripps Pier, Jan. 21; San Diego Museum of Art, Jan.22
For Naples, Piazza del Plebiscito, Dec. 16, 2006–Jan. 7

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

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

Xenon for Miami, Miami Freedom Tower, Dec. 1–5
Xenon for D.C., 1515 14th Street Arts Building, Oct. 30–31; Gelman Library, George Washington University, Nov. 1
For New York City, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Oct. 26; Bethesda Fountain, Oct. 27; 515 Greenwich Street, Oct. 28; Hotel Pennsylvania, Oct. 28–29; The Cooper Union, Oct. 29
Xenon for Bregenz (Bregenz, Austria), Kunsthaus Bregenz, June 11–12; Feldkirch Schattenburg, June 13; Hohenems Steinbruch, June 14; Vermunt Stausee, June 15; Alte Pfarrkirche zum heiligen Nikolaus, Lech, June 16; Kanisfluh, June 17; Bregenzer Festspiele, June 18
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, Italy, Sept. 2–6
Xenon for Cannes, Palais de Festival and Le Port et le Suquet, May 14–25
Xenon for Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Mar. 19–23

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

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

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

Xenon for Rome, Spanish Steps, July 16

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

Selected Awards

Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative and Performing Arts, The University of Chicago, Chicago, US

Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Ministère de la Culture, France
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Asher B. Durand Award, Brooklyn Museum, New York, US

Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award, Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C. / New York, US
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, US
Medal of Distinction, Barnard College, New York, US

LA MOCA Award for Distinguished Women in the Arts, Los Angeles, US

Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Smith College, Northampton, US
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, US

Urban Visionaries Award, The Cooper Union, New York, US

Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School University, New York, US

Public Art Network Award, Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C./ New York, US
Resident in Visual Arts, American Academy Rome, Sept. 15, 2003–Jan. 15

Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US

Kaiserring, City of Goslar, Germany

Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, La Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France
Berlin Prize Fellowship, The American Academy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Williams College, Williamstown, US

Crystal Award, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland

Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Ohio University, Athens, US
Skowhegan Medal for Installation, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US

Leone d’Oro, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy


Dec 10, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021

Jenny Holzer
Sep 8, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011

Jenny Holzer
Dec 10, 2004 - Jan 23, 2005


You will kill/I forget
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...
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

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

Oil on linen
61 x 46.2 cm

Oil on linen
104.1 x 79.1 cm


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