shannon ebner

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Born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1971. Lives and works in Brooklyn.

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2019
Wet Words in a Hot Field, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA
A GRAPHIC TONE, kaufmann repetto, Milan
STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE, Cantor Arts Center, Standford University, CA

2017
Stray, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York
A Pattern to the Letter, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athnes

2015
A Public Character, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami
A PUBLIC CHARACTER, Sadie Coles HQ, The Shop, London

2014
Public Surface Pattern, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco
Black Box Collision A: Gasoline & Auto Electric, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Auto Body Collision, Fondazione Memmo, Rome
The Electric Comma, Sadie Coles HQ, London

2013
A Language of Exposures, Wallspace, New York
A Hudson Yard, w. David Reinfurt, The High Line, New York

2012
Language Is Wild, Dia Art Foundation, Artists’ Web Project

2011
Hammer Museum/LAXART, Los Angeles, curated by Anne Ellegood

2010
Signal Hill, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco kaufmann repetto, Milan
Frieze Projects, with Dexter Sinister, London, UK

2009
Invisible Language Workshop, Wallspace, New York

2007
Special Project: Shannon Ebner, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York he Sun & the Sign, Wallspace, New York

2006
Art Rock, Rockefeller Plaza, New York

2005
Dead Democracy Letters, Wallspace, New York

2003
Margo Victor Presents, Los Angeles Selected group exhibitions

 

Selected group exhibitions

2020
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, new york

2018
A grammar built with rocks, curated by shoghi halajian and suzy halajian, one national gay & lesbian archives at the usc libraries, los angeles
Beautiful world, where are you?, Liverpool Biennial, UK
mark, Team Gallery Inc., New York
Break in Transmission, Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part I) —, Gordon Robichaux, New York

2017
The Electric Comma, curated by Pete Belkin and Katerina Chuchalina, V-A-C Foundation, Venice
The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, The Henry Art Gallery, Washington
Touchpiece, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Justin Beal A Pattwern to the Letter,Rebecca Camhi gallery, Athens, Greece

2016
l.a. exuberance: new gifts by artists, lacma – los angeles museum of contemporary art, L.A. Evolutionary Travels, Fundación Arte, Buenos Aires The Sun Placed in the Abyss, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
California and the West: Photography from the Campaign for Art, SFMoMA, San Francisco
Wasteland: new art from los angeles’, curated by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Shamim M. Monim, Mona Bismarck American Center and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Images that Speak, curated by Christopher Eamon, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Will and be going to, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

2015
Accompaniment, EFA Project Space, New York
Over you / you, The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts(MGLC), Ljubljana Laura Hoptman
All watched over, James Cohan Gallery
Storylines: contemporary art at the guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Musuem, New York
Die marmory show II: impoverishment, curated by Nikola Dietrich, Deborah Shamoni, Munich
A Wild Party and a New Road, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

2014
Phantoms in the Dirt, MoCP – Museum of Contemporary
Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, curated by Karsten Lund
Soft Target, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles New Dawn, Silberkuppe, Berlin, curated by Leidy Churchman
Industrial Worlds, MAST, Bologna

2013
Shannon Ebner, Adam Putnam, Rachelle Sawatsky, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, curated by Tyler Coburn
Ten Years, Wallspace, New York
Transmissions, Altman Siegel, San Francisco
New in the collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, curated by Talia Amar Selection from the collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Riverview School, East Sandwich, curated by Kelly Taxter
Who Runs May Read, South London Gallery, London

2012
Things, Words and Consequences, Moscow Museum of Modern Art,Moscow, curated by Sanya Kantarowsky and Stas Shuripa
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, MoMa Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Laura Hoptaman
Deagu Photo Biennale, Deagau, South Korea, curated by Charlotte Cotton
MARCH, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Affective Turns?, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles

2011
ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale, directed by Bice Curiger
Glee, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, curated by Cecilia Alemanni
Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic, Murray Guy, New York, curated by Moyra Davey and Zoe Leonard
The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
How Soon is Now, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City
September 11, curated by Peter Eleey, Mama ps1, Long Island City, New York
The Artist Theater Program, REDCAT, los angeles
The Air We Breathe, curated by Apsara Diquinzio, sf mama, San Francisco

2010
Prix Fondation Luma, Rencontres de photo d’Arles, Arles, curated by HansUlrich Obrist
6th Berlin Biennale of contemporary Art, Berlin, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg
Papier Photo, Chez Valentin, Paris, curated by Sophie Berrebi and Frederique Valentin
Pleated Blinds, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, curated by Ory Dessau California Dreaming, Arte Portugal, Lisbon
The Page, curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs, Kimmerich, New York
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York
At Home / Not At Home – Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2009
Time – Life Part II, Taxter & Spengemann, New York
Character Generator, Eleven Rivington, New York, curated by Matthew Lyons
Sundown, Office Baroque, Antwerp
Saints and Sinners, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, curated by Laura Hoptman
A Wild Party and a New Road, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

2008
Catawampus, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, curated by Amy Granat & Matt Keegan
The World Is All That Is The Case, Hudson Franklin, New York, curated by Arthur Ou Untitled (Vicarious), Gagosian Gallery, New York

2007
I am Eyebeam, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, curated by Melanie Schiff and Lorelei Stewart
Catawampus (for H.D.), Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, USA, curated by Matt Keegan
Last Attraction Next Exit, Ridley Road, London, curated by Neville Wakefield
Shared Women, LACE, Los Angeles, curated by Eve Fowler, Emily Roysdon and A.L. Steiner
Looking Back, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, White Columns, New York
Read me! Text in Art, curated by Malik Gaines, the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2006
Interventions, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles
Psychogeographies, Glendale College of Art Gallery, Glendale, USA
Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium, Serpentine Gallery, London, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Cataract, Wallspace, New York
The California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Intersections: Atlanta Collects Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Shifting Tropologies, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, curated by Trevor Richardson
Locale, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Kris Kuramitsu
Too Much Love, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Amy Adler
Le Retour de la Colonne Durutti, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, curated by Gyonata Bonvincini
Trace, The Whitney Museum at Altria, New York, curated by Shamim M. Momin
Chaos or Control, UCLA School of Architecture Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by James Welling
Aantekeningen, Expodium, Utrecht, The Netherlands, curated by Public Holiday Projects

2005
The Plain of Heaven, New York, curated by Peter Eleey for Creative Time
Talk to the Land, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, curated by Matt Keegan
Response, Morlan Art Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, curated by Matthew Distel
Wordplay, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Post No Bills, White Columns, New York, curated By Matthew Higgs
Sugartown, Participant Inc., New York
The Picture is the Problem, The Pelham Art Center, Pelham, curated by Walead Beshty Monuments for America, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco and White Columns, New York, curated by Ralph Rugoff
Manufactured Self, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist (travelling to venues in France and Poland)

2004
High Desert Test Site 4, Joshua Tree
Strange Animal, LACE, Los Angeles
Itineraries, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, curated by Christopher Balaschak

2003
High Desert Test Site 3, Joshua Tree, California Sea, Jen Bekman, New York, curated by Benjamin Donaldson and Lisa Kereszi

2002
Anti-Form, New Photographic Work from Los Angeles, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, curated by James Welling
Project Room exhibition, Lemonsky: projects + editions, Los Angeles

2000
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

1998
Illegal Performance (an experimental-text-based performance), The Judson Church, New York
Pedestrian Union, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York

 

Selected Curatorial Works

2017
Soil Erosion, Altman Siegel, San Francisco

2010
They Knew What They Wanted, Altman Siegel, San Francisco

2007
Blow Both of Us, Participant, inc., New York, curated with Adam Putnam

 

Public Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Guggenheim, New York
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

 

Shannon Ebner probes both the visual and audible tonalities of communication through her photography, sculpture, installation, and video. The various compositions of Ebner’s writing imbue new understandings into the depicted words through pushing boundaries of form in diverse modes such as her photographic essays.

 

Shannon Ebner: education

Ebner received an MFA degree in Photography from Yale University in 2000 and a BA in Photography from Bard College in 1993. She is currently the chair of the Photography Department at Pratt School of Art.

 

Shannon Ebner: museum exhibitions selection

Recently, Ebner has held solo exhibitions including STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA (2019); A Public Character, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2015); Auto Body Collision, Fondazione Memmo, Rome (2014), Language Is Wild, Dia Art Foundation (2012); and Hammer Museum/LAXART, Los Angeles, curated by Anne Ellegood (2011).

Her work has been exhibited internationally in group exhibitions including L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016); Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); Ecstatic Alphabets, curated by Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); and Learn to Read, curated by Vincent Honore and Maeve Polkinhorn, Tate Modern, London (2007).

 

Shannon Ebner: prizes and publications

Publications by Ebner include A Public Character (ICA Miami and ROMA, 2016); A HUDSON YARD, in collaboration with David Reinfurt (Friends of the High Line, 2015); Auto Body Collision (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2015); STRIKE (Mousse, 2015); and The Sun as Error (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2009).

 

Shannon Ebner: international art events

Select exhibitions include the Liverpool Biennial (2018); 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (2015); Deagu Photo Biennale, Deagu, South Korea (2012); the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); the 6th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art (2010); the Whitney Biennial, New York (2008); and The California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2006).

 

Shannon Ebner: exhibitions at the gallery

A GRAPHIC TONE, 2019, solo show at kaufmann repetto, Milan
Black Box Collision A: Gasoline & Auto Electric, 2014, solo show at kaufmann repetto, Milan
2010, solo show at kaufmann repetto, Milan

Shannon Ebner: public collections

Ebner’s work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Bard Hessel Museum of Art, New York, ICA, Boston, MOCA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

 

Shannon Ebner: upcoming exhibitions
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