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George Condo

Artist Biography

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Born in Concord, New Hampshire, 1957
Lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION

1976-78
Art History & Music Theory, Lowell University, Massachusetts

AWARDS

1999
Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

2005
Francis J. Greenberg Award

2008
Annual Artist’s Award from ArtsConnection
Anderson Ranch National Artist Reward

FILM

2000
Condo Painting, directed by John McNaughton

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Paintings & Sculpture, Spruth Magers, Berlin, Germany

2012
Schim Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

2011
Mental States, New Museum, New York, NY
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Schirn Kunstalle. Frankfurt, Germany

2010
George Condo, Spruth Magers, Berlin, Germany

2009
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Art But Were Afraid To Ask,
Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
George Condo, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
La Civilisation Perdue, Musée Maillol, Paris, France

2008
George Condo: Drawings, Spruth Magers, Berlin, Germany
George Condo, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Inc., Moscow, Russia

2007
Simon Lee, London, United Kingdom
New Works, Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland
Nicolas Robinson Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Existential Portraits, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Existential Portraits, Luhring Augustine, New York

2005
George Condo, Monica Spruth Philomene Mager, Munich, Germany
Disassembled Objects, Power House, Memphis, TN
Women Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg

2004
George Condo: Paintings from the Eighties, Briggs Robinson Gallery,
New York, NY
Religious Paintings, Spruth Magers Lee, London, United Kingdom
George Condo, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
George Condo - Memories of Manet and Velazquez, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont,
Paris, France
George Condo, Monika Spruth / Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany

2003
Not Afraid, Rubell Familly Collection, Miami, FL
George Condo, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA
George Condo: Sculpture. Expanded Portraits, Extended Forms and Jazz Sculptures, Caratsch de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich; traveling to Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich; The Carpenter Center, Boston, MA

2002
Luhring Augustine, New York
Garden Landscape, Schlosspark Wendlinghausen, OstWestfalenlippe,
Westfallen, Germany

2001
Physiological Abstraction, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France
George Condo, Monika Spruth-Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

2000
Portraits, 11 Duke Street, London
Mental States, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica

2000-1999
George Condo: Jazz Paintings, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
Portraits Lost In Space, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

1999
George Condo: Silkscreen Paintings, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA
George Condo, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
New Paintings, Galerie Monika Sprueth, Cologne, Germany
George Condo: New Paintings, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

1999-1998
George Condo: Televised Silkscreens, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York

1998-1997
William Borroughs George Condo Collaborations 1988-1996, Pat Hearn Gallery,
New York, NY
Collage Paintings, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, NY
Pages de Garde/End Papers, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA
Pages de Garde/End Papers, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
George Condo, Monika Sprueth Galerie, Cologne

1997
Collage Abstractions, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Drawings 1976-1996, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA
IT Park Gallery, Taipei

1995
Palais des Congres de Paris, Paris, France
Zeichnungen, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Paintings and Drawings, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

1995-1994 McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; Contemporary ArtsMuseum, Houston, TX

1994
Recent Paintings, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, NY

1993
Galeria Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza
Sculpturen, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich. Switzerland

1993-1992
Galeria Salvador Riera, Barcelona, Spain

1992
Monika Sprueth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Obra 1990-1992, Galer’a Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Neue Bilder, Galerie Pfefferle, Munich, Germany
Gravats, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

1991
Recent Paintings, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Peintures recentes 1989-90, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Drawings, Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki., Finland
Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Michael Maloney Contemporary Art, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Galerie de Poche, Paris, France
Monika Sprueth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1989
Waddington Galleries, London, UK

1988
Neue Arbeiten, Monika Sprueth Galerie
Paintings and Drawings, The Pace Gallery
Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Works on Paper, Vrej Baghoomian Inc., New York, NY

1988-1997
Monika Sprueth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1987
Neue Bilder, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Monika Sprueth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Gemaelde/Paintings 1984-1987, Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
Paintings 1983-1987, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1985
Schilderijen en Tekeningen, Galerie Ôt Venster, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Neue Arbeiten, Monika Sprueth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Major new works, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Paintings, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Recent Paintings, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

1985-1984
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY

1984
Galer’a Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Bilder - Zeichnungen, Monika Sprueth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1983
Paintings and Works on Paper, Ulrike Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS

2015
La Vie Moderne, 13th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
After Picasso, Wexner Center For The Arts, Columbus, OH

2014
No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989, David Zwirner, New York, NY
The Nakeds, Drawing Room, London, UK
Thorn in the Flesh, The George Economou Collection, Greece

2013
Summer in Gstaad, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, Arsenale, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
55th International Art Exhibition- La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy


2012
Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore

2011
Masters of Reality, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Twenty Five, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

2008
Against All Odds: Keith Haring in the Rubell Family Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
It’s Not Over Yet, Invisible-Exports, New York, NY
Gods & Goods: Spirituality and Mass Confusion, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano – Codroipo, Italy
How to Cook a Wolf: Park One, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
The Luxury of Love, Vanina Holasek, New York, NY
Summer Exhibition, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY
Wall Rockets, curated by Lisa Denison, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

2007
The Beholder’s Eye, the Salmagundi Club of New York, New York, NY
Create your own Museum: Highlights from a Private Collection, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Inc., Moscow, Russia
Negotiating Reality: Recent Works from the Logan Collection, University of Denver, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, CO
Meet the Artists, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Still Life and Kicking: a project with Vogue, curated by Dodie Kazanjian, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Happy Birthday!, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France
Corcoran Bienniale, Washington DC

2004-2005
Perspectives @ 25. A Quarter Century of New Art, Houston Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

2004
...As Time Goes By, organized by Leo Koenig Inc. & Gordian Weber Kunsthandel,
Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

2004-2003
Malerei 7, Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany

2003
Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX, traveling to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

2002
Paintings 1993-2001, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Ahead of the 21st Century; The Pisces Collection, Donaueschingen, Switzerland
New York Expression, Bergen Art Museum

2001
Monika Spruth-Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

1999
Bad Bad- That Is a Good Excuse, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany

1997
Premier MARCO 1996, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

1995
Collection in Context: Picassoid, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1994
Modern Drawings II, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
U.S. Painting in the 1980's, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

1993
Salon de Los 16, Palacio de Velasquez, Madrid, Spain

1992
Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Le Portrait dans l'Art Contemporain, Musée d'Art et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France

1991
The 1980's: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Contemporary Art from the Collection of Jason Rubell, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Myth and Magic in the Americas: The Eighties, Museo de Arte Contemporanio de Monterrey, Mexico

1990
Academy-Institute Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Le Visage dans l'art contemporain, Musee Des Jacobins, Toulouse; traveled to Musee du Luxembourg, Paris
Pharmakon'90, Nippon Convention Center, Makuhari Messe, International Exhibition Halle, Japan
The Last Decade: American Artists of the 80's, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings of the Eighties: Part II, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1989
American, Italian, Mexican Art from the Collection of Francesco Pellizzi, Hoftstra Museum, Hempstead, NY
I triennal de Dibuix - Joan Miro, La Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
Sculpture by Painters, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Exposition Inaugurale, Fondation Daniel Templon, Musee Temporaire, Frejus, France
Summer Installation, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Aldo Crommelynck master Prints with American Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art at the Equitable Center, New York, NY
Painting Beyond the Death of Painting, Koznetzky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia

1988
Recent Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1987
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1985-86
Drawings, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC

1984
East Village Painters, Artists Space, New York, NY

1983
Terminal Show, Artists Library, Brooklyn, NY


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Ministére de la Culture, Paris, France
Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, Ile de France, Paris, France
Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
Norton Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY

LITERATURE

2007
George Condo, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

2006
Existential Portraits, New York: Luhring Augustine & Gottingen, Germany: Steidl.
Richer, Francesca and Matthew Rosenzweig, No.1: First Works by 362 Artists, d.a.p., New York, NY
Over the Limit, Christopher Wool & George Condo. Athens: Portalakis Collection, Athens, Greece (exhibition catalog)
Vous êtes ici (You are here), Auvergne: FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Auvergne), (exhibition catalog), pp. 86-89

2005
Kellein, Thomas, George Condo, One Hundred Women, Hatze Cantz Publishers, Germany

2004
Fleissig, Peter, George Condo, Memories of Manet and Velazquez, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France
Kellein, Thomas, George Condo: sculptures, Galerie Bischoffberger, Caratsch, De Pury, Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland

2002
Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartons in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, p. 93
Rugoff, Ralph. The Imaginary Portraits of George Condo, Fall 2002, Power House Books Ahead of the 21st Century, The Pisces Collection, Hadjie Cantz Publishers, 2002, pp 43-53 (exhibition catalogue)

2001
George Condo Physiognomical Abstraction, Galerie Jerome De Noirmont, Paris
Mythic Proportions. Painting in the 1980’s, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Condo Televised Silkscreens, Abaton Books Company, Newton, New Jersey, NJ

2000
Drawings 2000 at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Dickhoff, Wilfried. After Nihilism: Essay son Contemporary Art, Cambridge, Cambridge, University Press

1999
George Condo: Portraits Lost In Space, PaceWildenstein and Deitch Projects, New York

1998
FitzGerald, Michael. George Condo, Collage Paintings, PaceWildenstein, 1998, interview with the artist Ruiz Picasso, Bernard, Pages de Garde/End Papers, PaceWildenstein, 1998, poems by Ruiz Picasso, illustrations by Condo
Matthew Collings, It Hurts, New York Art from Warhol to Now, 21 Publishing, pp. 139-143, illustrated by Condo

1997
Davvetas, Demosthenes, Dialogues, France: Au Même titre, Imprimé par Jouve

1996
Le thorei-Daviot, Pascale, Petit dictionnaire des artistes contemporains, Paris, Bordas Myths and Magical Fantasies, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido

1995
Kuspit, Donald, George Condo: Paintings and Drawings, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

1994
Burroughs, Willam S., George Condo: Recent Paintings, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Wilson, Adolfo and Namia Mondolfi, Materia, Imagen y Concepto: Un Recorrido por el Arte Contemporáneo Internacional. Galería Namia Mondolfi, Caracas

1992
Condo, George. La Línea Quebrada y Extractos de 'El Gran Jefe', George Condo: Obra 1990-1992, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
Le Portrait Dans L'Art Contemporain, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Rose, Bernice, Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Bonet, Juan Manuel and Gorge Condo, Galeria Salvador Riera, Barcelona, Spain

1991
Schjeldahl, and Edward J. Sullivan, Mito y Magia en América: Los Ochenta. Monterrey: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey
Dickhoff, Wilfried, In Ictu Oculi: The Post-Nondeconstructive Paintings of George Condo
George Condo: Recent Paintings. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
George Condo, Art Random, Kyoto Shoin International, Co., Ltd., Kyoto
Riley, Charles A, II. Sélection. Musée d'Art Contemporain, Pully/Lausanne, Switzerland

1990
Guattari, Félix, Introduction and Discussion, George Condo, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
1989
Bilderstreit, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
George Condo, Waddington Galleries, London, UK

1988
Geldzahler, Henry, On George Condo, George Condo: Paintings and Drawings. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Honnef, Klaus, Kunst der Gegenwart, Taschen-Verlag, Germany
Weinberg, Adam D, Aldo Crommelynck Master Prints with American Artists. Whitney
Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York, NY

1987
Armstrong, Richard, John Hanhardt, Richard Marshall and Lisa Phillips, Excerpts from the novel Orest and interview with the artist by Demosthenes Davvetas
Biennial Exhibition, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Dickhoff, Wilfried, Expanding Canvas or The Alter-Ego Strikes Back, Edition
George Condo: Paintings & Drawings, Kunstverein München, excerpts from the novel Orest
1986
Dickhoff, Wilfried, The Being of Nothingness - Notes on the existential abstraction in George
Condo's paintings, George Condo, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Dickhoff, Wilfried, Primer Salòn Irrealiste, Tenerife. Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz deGeorge Condo, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Godfrey, Tony, The New Image, Paintings in the 1980's, New York, NY
Saltz, Jerry, Beyond Boundaries, New York, NY
Thomas, Karin, Bis Heute, Cologne, Germany

1985
Dickhoff, Wilfried, Vor-Schein oder Aschenglanz, Künstliche Paradiese, Kunstverein München, Germany
Dickhoff, Wilfried W. and Wolfgang Drechsler, Phase II. Steirischer Herbst '85
Flood, Richard, Das Veritgo Paradigma, Künstliche Paradiese. Kunstverein München, Germany

1984
Dickhoff, Wilfried, Nouveau Boheme, Cologne, Germany
Perspective 1984, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland


LECTURES

2004
Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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