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Andrea bowers: biography, selected museum exhibitions, public collections and shows at kaufmann repetto

 

biography

Andrew Bowers was born in Wilmington, Ohio in 1965. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

For over two decades, feminist artist and activist Andrea Bowers has ammassed an international reputation for her prints, paintings, drawings, videos, and installations which translate her goal of highlighting social and political injustices and those fighting against them into a unique visual language. Bowers’s political-based artistic practice is rooted in archival research, interviews, and participation in non-violent protests. Her mixed media works, rendering text and powerful gestures of resistance, are often produced on found objects such as cardboard and wrapping paper, in solidarity with one of her many social and political concerns, climate change.

 

selected museum exhibitions

Her work has been exhibited internationally in several solo exhibitions at venues including museum abteiburg, mönchengladbach (2020); Weserburg Museum, Bremen (2019); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2017); Bronx Museum, New York (2016); Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2014); and Pomona and Pitzer College Museum of Art, Claremont (2014); among others.

Bowers was included in Documenta 14, curated by Adam Szymczyk, Fridericianum, Kassel (2017); the Biennial of the Americas, curated by Lauren Wright, Denver (2015); La Biennale de Montréal, curated by Gregory Burke and Peggy Gale, Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt, Montréal (2014); the 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2014); the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2012); and the Whitney Biennial, curated by Chrissie Iles, Shamimn Momin, and Debra Singer, The Whitney Museum of American Art (2004).

her work has been featured in recent group exhibitions at the henry art gallery, seattle (2019); migros museum für gegenwartskunst, amsterdam (2019); the phillips collection, washington, d.c. (2019); kunstverein, hamburg (2019); maxxi museum, rome (2018); museum of modern art in warsaw, warsaw, poland (2018); the high line, new york (2018); schirn kunsthalle frankfurt (2018); elizabeth a. sackler center for feminist art, brooklyn museum, brooklyn, ny (2018); the getty center, los angeles (2018); san francisco museum of modern art, san francisco (2018); the museum of modern art, new york (2017); museum of fine arts, boston (2017); among others.

 

public collections

Bowers’ work is held in the collections of The Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, MoMA, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, among others.

 

shows at kaufmann repetto

Disrupting and Resisting, 2018, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Self-Determination, 2015, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

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Andrea bowers was Born in 1965, in Wilmington, Ohio. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

Upcoming solo exhibitions

2021
museum of contemporary art, chicago
hammer museum, los angeles

 

Upcoming group exhibition

2020
Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2020
Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Think of Our Future, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2019
Light and Gravity, curated by Janneke de Vries, Weserburg Museum, Bremen

2018
Disrupting and Resisting, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Open Secret, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

2017
HAMMER PROJECTS: Andrea Bowers, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Womxn Workers of the World Unite!, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Andrea Bowers and Marcos Erre, Westmont Ridley Tree Museum, Los Angeles

2016
Whose Feminism Is It Anyway?, Andrew Kreps gallery, New York
The United State v. Tim DeChristopher, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
Triumph of Labor, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
Andrea Bowers: Sanctuary, curated by Sofia Hernandez Chong Chuy, Bronx Museum, New York, NY

2015
Self-determination, kaufmann repetto, Milan

2014
IN SITU-1, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, curated by Ciara Ennis and Rebecca McGrew,
Pitzer College Art Galleries and Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont

2013
Cultivating the Courage to Sin, Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Transformer Display for Community Fundraising: phase 4, collaboration with Olga Koumoundouros, The FrancesYoung Teaching Museum and art gallery, Skid More College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2012
Help the Work Along, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

2011
The New Women’s Survival Guide, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Ni Una Muerte Mas, curated by Anna Karetsi, Project Room, National Museum of  contemporary Art, Athens
Transformer Display of Community Information and Activation, Collaboration with Olga Koumoundouros, Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
Transformer Display For Community Fundraising: Version 2, Collaboration with Olga Koumoundouros, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2010
The Political Landscape, Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

2009
Mercy Mercy Me, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
An Eloquent Woman, Praz-Devallade, Paris
Your Donations Do Our Work: Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside

2008
Sanctuary, Van Horn, Düsseldorf
The Weight of Relevance, ZKM/Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

2007
The Weight of Relevance, curated by Gregory Burke, The Power Plant, Toronto
The Weight of Relevance, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
The Weight of Relevance, Wiener Secession, Vienna

2006
Vows, Halle für Kunst, eV, Lüneburg
Nothing is Neutral: Andrea Bowers, curated by Eungie Joo, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, traveling to: ArtPace, San Antonio; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis
Eulogies to One and Another, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Your Whole Fucking Culture Alienates Me, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Letters to an Army of Three, curated by Mary Leclère, Core Program,
Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Andrea Bowers: All the World is Waiting for You, curated by Andrea Inselmann and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York
Mehdi Chouakri, Riverside Wall, Berlin

2005
Culture of Choice, Van Horn, Düsseldorf

2004
Soft Blockades Part 2, Magazin 4, Voralberger Kunstverein, Bregenz
Soft Blockades, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York

2003
Magical Politics, Chouakri Brahms, Berlin

2002
Virtual Arena, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
From Mouth to Ear, Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles
Box with Dance of Its Own Making, Chouakri Brahms, Berlin

2001
Democracy’s Body – Dance Dance Revolution, Art 32 Basel, Art Statements, Basel, presented by Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York

2000
Intimate Strangers, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
I Need a Hero, Institute of Visual Arts (INOVA), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
One and the Same Body, ARCO Project Room, Madrid, Spain, presented by Sara Meltzer’s Gallery, New York

1999
Moving Equilibrium, Sara Meltzer’s Gallery, New York

1997
Spectacular Appearances in the Food Court, a project with the Santa Monica Museum of Art
Video installation, Santa Monica Place Mall, CA+
Spanish Box, Santa Monica, CA

1994
Damaged Goods, Bliss, Pasadena

1993
FOOD HOUSE, Santa Monica

 

Selected group exhibitions

2020

Drawing 2020, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Time for Outrage! Art in Times of Social Anger, KUNSTPALAST, Düsseldorf
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, Milan
What is nature?, museum sinclair-haus, bad homburg von der Höhe
don’t let this be easy, walker art center, minneapolis
20 year anniversary show, vielmetter los angeles projects
Conversational spirits, jessica silverman gallery, san fransisco
Solstice: Create Art for Earth, Turner Carroll Gallery, Belen
ecofeminism(s), Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
In the meanwhile… Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Permanent Collection, National Museum of Contemproary Art (EMST), Athens
New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
The Condition of Being Addressable, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
F is for frank, Moca cleveland, Cleveland

2019
In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
United by AIDS: an exhibition about loss, remembrance, activism and art in response to HIV / AIDS, curated by Raphael Gygax, Migros Museum  für Gegenwartskunst, Amsterdam
The Street. Where the world is made, La Panacée – MoCo, Montpellier
HOW THE LIGHTS GET IN, Johnson Museum of Modern Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement, curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
La Rue. Où le monde se crée, La Panacée – MoCo, Montpellier
Political Affairs – Language is not innocent, The Kunstverein, Hamburg
Summer Season opening in the park, Art Omi opening, NY
Navigator art on paper prize 2019, curated by Filipa Oliveira, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon
Queer California: Untold Stories, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland

2018
The Street. Where the world is made, Maxxi museum, Rome
What Is Enlightenment? 200 Years of the Print Room of the University of Warsaw Library, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
West by Midwest, MCA Chicago, Chicago, il
After Posada: Revolution, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Art & Activism: Drawing the line, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York
Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, Elizabeth A. Sackler
Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Un-Heroic Act. Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the US, Shiva Gallery at John Jay College, cuNY
Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists, The Getty Center, Los Angeles
Kinship, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Power to the People. Political art now, curated by Martina Weinhart, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Agora, The High Line, New York
Nothing Stable under Heaven, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal, curated by Ciara Ennis and Jennifer
Vanderpool, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
The un-heroic act: representations of rape in contemporary women’s art in the u.s., Shiva Gallery, New York, NY

2017
Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, MOCAD, Detroit
documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel
La Terra Inquieta, Triennale di Milano and Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Milano, curated by Massimiliano Gioni
I Plan to Stay a Believer, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Graphic Witness, Drawing Room, London
Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Women to the Front, Lumber Room, Portland
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York
“Political intent” and “beyond limits”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Intersectional Self, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, New York
Occupancy, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston
So Close and So Far, Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
Resistance Training, curated by Glen Helfand, Mills College, Oakland
We need to talk… – Artists and the public respond to present conditions in America, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
On the Edge – Art of California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
Marching to the Beat, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
I Plan to Stay a Believer, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2016
Frozen World of the Familiar Stranger, KHOJ, New Delhi
The Neighbors, part two, in two parts – Sanctuary: Andrea Bowers, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
The Gildless Age, Torrance Art Museum, curated by Denise Johnson
Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kelly Taxter Agitprop!, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Displacement: Symbols and Journeys, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park

2015
Biennal of the Americas, Denver, curated by Lauren Wright
Drawing. The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna
Drawing Now, Albertina Museum of Art, Vienna
Old News (Again), Cneai, Chatou
Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States, Franklin Street Works, Stamford

2014
L’avenir (looking forward), La Biennale de Montréal, Montréal, curated by Gregory Burke and Peggy Gale, Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt
Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Unsettled Landscapes, SiteLines, Santa Fe
Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy, The Drawing Center, New York
Pace Gems, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio
Grip friheten! Take Liberty!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
The Sunken Living Room, Franklin Street Works, Stamford
If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, PA, curated by Natalie Musteata

2013
The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena
The Past is Present, MOCAD, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, curated by Jens Hoffmann
Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Arctic, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, curated by Poul Erik Tøjner and Mathias Ussing Seeberg
Revolution from Within, kaufmann repetto, Milan

2012
The Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
The Black Whale, MARCO de Vigo, Spain
Make Liverpool a City of Sanctuary, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Drawn from Photography, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, curated by Claire Gilman
Malas Artes, Galeria Nieves Fernandes, Madrid
Audience as Subject, Part 2: Extra Large, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Go Tell In On The Mountain, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent, Marginal Utility, Philadelphia
Femmescapes, Lenore Pereira & Rich Niles private gallery, San Francisco

2011
Nothing Beside Remains, collaboration with Shizu Sadamando, L.A.N.D., Marfa, Texas
Why I Never Became a Dancer, Sammlung Goetz at Haus der Kunst, Munich
I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing, MoMA, New York
Greater LA, Elanor Cayre and Joel Mesler, MoMA PS1, New York, curated by Benjamin Godsill
Drawn from Photography, The Drawing Center, New York, curated by Claire Gilman
Alles Kannibalen?, Me-Collector’s Room, Berlin
Audience as Subject, Part 2: Extra Large, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
In Process, Ann 330 Gallery, Los Angeles
Word Is…, CSULA Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles

2010
The Last Newspaper, New Museum, New York
Everything is Political, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Supernatural, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles
In the Balance: art for a changing world, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2009
Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Fight the Power, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy: Your Donations Do Our Work, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside, Riverside(two-person show)

2008
Wunderkrammer Lüneburg, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
Progress, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
nach/sichten. Video works from the Goetz Collection, Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg, Oldenburg
Proyecto Civico / Civic Project, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, Mexico
Memory is your image of perfection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego
Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the MCA San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, Syndey, curated by Rachel Kent and Dr. Stephanie Hanor
Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art and Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
We Remember The Sun, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Amateurs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
La Mirada Iracunda / The Furious Gaze, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, co-curated by M. Reiley
Small Things End, Great Things Endure, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, curated by Jill Dawsey and Maria Del Carmen Carrion
Furious Gaze, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2007
Radical Hospitality, The Suburban, Chicago
Nothing Moments Projects, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, curated by Steven Hull and Tami Demaree
space.gaze.desire, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
Resistance is…, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
OHIO, Gahlberg Gallery, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
Encore, Gallery 40000, Chicago, curated by Huey Copeland and Hannah Feldman
Classe de Danse, Madonna fust Galerie, Bern, curated by Alessio Fransoni and Ilari Valbonesi
The California Files: Re-Viewing Side Effects of Cultural Memory, CCA, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, curated by Ariane Beyn
Tanzen Sehen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Seigen
The Evil, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, curated by Raimar Stange

2006
Personal Affairs, Morsbroich Museum, Leverkusen
Particulate Matter, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, curated by Glen Helfand
Prevailing Climate, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
First Artist Defines Meaning, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
Human Game: Winners and Losers, Fondazione Pitti Discovery, Florence, curated by Francesco Bonami, Maria Luisa Frisa, and Stefano Tonchi
This is Not a Love Song, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Anticipation, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Art for our sake!, Bard College, Annendale-on-Hudson, NY
Welcome Home, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Jump Cut—Nights, (a symposium on choreographic structures in moving images) and Videoperformance-stories told through movement, Cinema of        Museum Ludwig, Cologne, curated by Georg Elben

2005
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, traveling to White Columns, New York, curated by Ralph Rugoff
REALIT;-)T, Sammlung Goetz, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Switzerland, curated by Andreas Meier with Dr. Stephan Urbaschek
Touch of Evil, Gallery Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
The Last Christmas, Mehdi Chouakri, Riverside Wall, Berlin
Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico Mary Goldman, Los Angeles
Old News, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, curated by Jacob Fabricius
New Tapestries, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training (screening), Kunsthalle Basel, Art/Film, Art/36/Basel, Basel
Fast Forward, Media Art from the Goetz Collection, Conde Duque Centro Cultural, Madrid

2004
100 Artists See God, traveling to The Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston (organized and circulated by ICI, Independent Curators International)
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, curated by Chrissie Iles, Shamim Momin, and Debra Singer
Dance Dance Revolution, The Leroy Neiman Gallery Columbia University, New York, curated by Matthew Lyons & Lanka Tattersall
Victory 2004, Ronald Felman, New York
Kurzdavordanach, Die Photographische Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, curated by von Wilhelm Schürmann
Vieja Gloria, film screening, University of Illinois, Chicago
The Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, New York
Drawings, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2003
Fast Forward: Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Media Works from the Goetz Collection between Ethno-Narration and Formal Innovation, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, Conde Duque Centro Cultural, Madrid
Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Yard: An exhibition about the private landscape that surrounds suburban domestic architect, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, curated by Robyn Donohue and Alyson Baker
Extended Play: Art Remixing Music, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, curated by Simon Rees
C.O.L.A. 2003, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles
Conversations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, curated by Connie Butler

2002
Videodrome II, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, curated by Dan Cameron, Anne Barlow, Johanna Burton and Anne Ellegood
Time-Share, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop, curated by Simon Wallis, Tate Liverpool
DV Noir: Video Art from Under the Shadow of Hollywood, Museum at California Center for
the Arts, Escondido, CA, curated by Rodolfo Sanchez
LA On My Mind: Recent Acquisitions from MOCA’s Collection, MOCA @ The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, curated by Michael Darling
Gallery Group Show, Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles
New Heimat, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen
Retake, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany, curated by Susanne Titz and Ulrike Groos
Untitled (Bowers, Hamilton, Schwarz, Steinfeld), Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, curated by Christine Bisetto and Steffen Boddeker

2001
Casino 2001, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Ghent, Belgium, curated by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Everybody Now, The Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York, curated by Katy Siegel
Subject Plural, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, curated by Paola Morsiani
False Start, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-onHudson, curated by Cecilia Brunson

2000
Video Take, Stuc en Hedendaagse Kunsten, De Openabare Bibliotheek, Leuven, Belgium
Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Film & Video, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; PBICA, Palm Beach, curated by Amy Cappellazzo Radar Love, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, curated by David Pagel
Game On!, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, curated by Sara Meltzer, essay by Jenelle Porter and Conny Purtill
Moving Pictures, Galerie Tommy Lund, Copenhagen

1999
Painting: Fore and Aft, ACME, Los Angeles
Drawing the Line, Scripps College, Claremont, curated by Kirk Delman, Ruth Chandler from Williamson Gallery
Venus, Arc, Vienna, curated by Habib Kheradyar
Motion Studies, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark, curated by Michael Darling
Living Theatre, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, curated by Diana Thater and Hildegund Amanshauser
Video Cult/tures, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
More Than Meets the Eye, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, curated by Wilhelm Schuermann
In Rezone, Diverse Works, Houston
People-Going Places-Doing Things, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago
Pretty, FOOD HOUSE, Santa MonicaSanta Monica
Second Skin, Espace, San Francisco, curated by Charles LaBelle
Utter Realities, Cerritos College Fine Art Gallery, Cerritos College, Norwalk, curated by Randy Sommer
PARANOID, M*Y*T*H* Series at the Brewery, Los Angeles, co-organized by Sam Durant
Transfer, Videonale-Intermezzo, Kunstmuseum, curated by Rosanne Alstat Bonn, Bonn
I’m the Boss of Myself, Sara Meltzer’s on view, New York, curated by Sara Meltzer; essay by Amy Cappellazzo
Me Mine, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring
Group Exhibition, Virgin Atlantic VIP Lounge, Newark Airport, Newark, NJ, curated by Susie Allen for Virgin Atlantic Airways

1997
Unfinished History, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, curated by Francesco Bonami Guarene
Arte 98, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’arte, Turin, curatedby Douglas Fogle
Ohio, (two person show with Sam Durant) Dogenhaus, Berlin
Time Dilates, Three Day Weekend, New York
Kamikaze, curated by Monica Bonvicini, Marstall, Berlin
Phoenix Triennial, curated by David Rubin, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix
In the Polka Dot Kitchen, curated by Sally Elesby and Anne
Ayres, Otis Gallery and Armory Center, Los Angeles
Love at the End of the Tunnel, or the Beginning of a Smart
New Day, curated by Marilu Knode, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle
Wings of Desire, curated by Michelle Guy, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Three Day Weekend, curated by Dave Muller, Los Angeles
Youth Studies, POSTdowntown, Los Angeles, curated by Brad Spence
Places That Are Elsewhere, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, curated by Diana Thater
Quartzose, Galleri Tommy Lund, Copenhagen, curated by Michael Darling Hot Coffee, Artists Space, New York, curated by Thomas Lawson
The Summer of Love, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York

1996
Space Space, curated by Stephen Hartzog, POST, Los Angeles
True.BLISS, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Trying/Pattern, Chance, a project by Art Center College, Whisky Pete’s
Open House, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, curated by John
O’Brien, Alyce de Roulet from Williamson Gallery
Ether, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, curated by Michelle Guy
Report from Spring Training, Spanish Box, Santa Barbara

1995
Neotoma, Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Redevelopment, curated by Stephen Hartzog & Rick Pirro Couldn’t Get Ahead, Independent Artists Space, London, curated by Adam McEwen Three Day Weekend Takes an Extended Working Vacation

1993
Loose Slots, Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas, curated by Richard Kuhlenshmidt
Melancholic Consolation and Cynicism, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin;
Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica
Thank You, FOOD HOUSE, Santa Monica
Public & Private Pleasure, curated by Lauren Lesko, Nomadic Sites, Los Angeles
Cherry Bomb, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Heaven Missing, Jose Freire Gallery, New York
FOOD HOUSE Visits the Art Store Gallery, curated by FOOD HOUSE, The Art Store, Los Angeles
Imp of the Perverse, Sally Hawkins Gallery, New York, curated by Alisa Tager

 

education

Bowers received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1992 and a BFA from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio in 1987. Bowers is a Senior Lecturer for the MFA Fine Arts: Art + Social Practice program at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.

 

Selected public collections

ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Ingvild Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany National
Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece Orange County
Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Grant Recipient

 

prizes

2008
United States Artists Broad Fellow Contemporary Collectors: Orange County, Fellowship The Durfee Foundation, Grant Recipient

2003
City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Fellowship Recipient for Visual Arts

1998
Nominee, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’arte Prize WESTAF/NEA, Regional Fellowship for Visual Arts in Sculpture

 

 

 

 

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Flash Art, 2018

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Mousse, 2015

Art in America, 2015

ArtForum, 2014

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Afterall, 2006