biography of Vito ACCONCI (1940-2017)

Personal data


Birth : 01/24/1940 - Bronx, New York NY New York, United States
Death : 04/27/2017 - Manhattan NY New York, United States
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : United States

Address

Brooklyn, New York NY New York, United States

Representatives

Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States


Education

1964 : University of Iowa (MFA) – East 100 Art Building – Iowa City IA, United States
Friend of Ana MENDIETA 安娜·曼迪耶塔 [ 1948-1985 ]
1982 : Holy Cross College – 1 college Street – Worcester MA, United States

Professional data


Other professions

1969 : Writer

1981 – 1986 : Professor
Cooper Union Art School – 7e 7th street – New York NY, United States

1983 : Professor
School of the Art Institute of Chicago – 111 South Wabash Avenue – Chicago IL, United States

1984 : Professor
Minneapolis College of Art and Design – 2501 Stevens Avenue South – Minneapolis MN, United States

1985 – 1990 : Professor
Yale University – 149 Elm Street – New Haven CT, United States

1987 : Professor
Parsons School of Design – 66 Fifth Avenue – New York NY, United States

1988 : Professor
San Francisco Art Institute – 800 Chestnut Street – San Francisco CA, United States

Work


Categorie and medium


Sculpture-Volume : Installation
Photography :
Audiovisual-Multimedia : Film - Video - Video installation
Performing Art : Performance

Subject

architecture
landscape

Movements and styles

Video Art

Works

Tele-Furni-System
Date of creation : 1997
Medium : Video installation
 
Name calling chair
Date of creation : 1990
Medium : Sculpture
Technical data : plywood, cherry, ebony & birch veneer
Size : 48 x 38 x 48 inch
 
Convertible Clam Shelter
Date of creation : 1990
Medium : Installation
Materials : glass-steel-textile material
Process : sound-light
Size : 150 x 240 x 280 cm
 
Conversions II: Insistence, Adaptation, Groundwork, Display
Date of creation : 1971
Medium : Photograph
 
Grasp
Date of creation : 1969
Medium : Photograph
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2004

Musée des Beaux-Arts – Nantes, France
07/06/2004 – 10/17/2004

MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Barcelona, Spain
03/10/2004 – 05/20/2004

2002

Acts of Architecture
AAM Aspen Art Museum – Aspen CO, United States
06/07/2002 – 09/15/2002

Acts of Architecture
Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee WI, United States
03/22/2002 – 05/19/2002

2001

Fondation ICAR – Paris, France
07/2001

Acts of Architecture
Miami Art Museum – Miami FL, United States
12/14/2001 – 03/03/2002

2000

Para-Cities: Models for Public Spaces
Arnolfini Gallery – Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom
2000

1999

Public Art
Rosenwald Wolf Gallery – Philadelphia PA, United States
1999

1998

Barbara Gladstone Gallery – New York NY, United States
1998

1997

Acconci: Old, Refreshed & Re-viewed
Stroom HCBK – The Hague, Netherlands
1997

1987

Vito Acconci: Domestic Trappings
MCA Museum of contemporary art San Diego in La Jolla – La Jolla CA, United States
1987

1980

Retrospective
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago IL, United States
1980

1972

Sonnabend Gallery – New York NY, United States
1972

1969

RISD Rhode Island School of Design – Providence RI, United States
1969

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2006

Paris Photo n°10
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/16/2006 – 11/19/2006
Represented by : Galerie Florence Loewy – 46 avenue René Coty – Paris, France

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

2004

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie & Edition Artelier – Glockenspielplatz 4/1 – Graz, Austria

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Deborah Bell Gallery – 511 West 25th Street – New York NY, United States

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : Kenny Schachter Inc. – 163 Charles Street – New York NY, United States

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

Art Forum Berlin, n° 7
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
09/26/2002 – 09/30/2002
Represented by : Art & Idea – Mexico, Mexico

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

AIPAD Photography Show
Americas Hall – New York NY, United States
02/15/2002 – 02/17/2002
Represented by : Steven Kasher Gallery – 54 North Moore Street – New York NY, United States

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 8
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
11/15/2001 – 11/18/2001
Represented by : Le Case d’Arte – Via Gorani 8 – Milan MI, Italy

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Deborah Bell Gallery – 511 West 25th Street – New York NY, United States

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Barbara Gladstone Gallery – 515 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

AIPAD Photography Show
New York NY, United States
02/16/2001 – 02/18/2001
Represented by : Deborah Bell Gallery – 511 West 25th Street – New York NY, United States

Photo L.A The 10th Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – Santa Monica CA, United States
01/18/2001 – 01/21/2001
Represented by : Deborah Bell Gallery – 511 West 25th Street – New York NY, United States

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Galería Polígrafa – Balmes, 54 – Barcelona, Spain

2000

Media-City Seoul 2000
Seoul Metoropolitan Museum of Art – Seoul, South Korea (Republic of Korea)
09/02/2000 – 10/31/2000

Photo San Francisco, n° 1
Fort Mason – San Francisco CA, United States
07/27/2000 – 07/30/2000
Represented by : Deborah Bell Gallery – 511 West 25th Street – New York NY, United States

photo L.A. 2000 – 9th Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – Santa Monica CA, United States
01/20/2000 – 01/23/2000
Represented by : Deborah Bell Gallery – 511 West 25th Street – New York NY, United States

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Galería Polígrafa – Balmes, 54 – Barcelona, Spain

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galerie Sprüth Magers – Wormser Strasse 23 – Cologne, Germany

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Rhona Hoffman Gallery – 118 North Peoria Street – Chicago IL, United States


Group exhibitions

2004

Realm of the Senses
James Cohan Gallery – New York NY, United States
12/10/2004 – 01/29/2005

2003

Photo-sculpture (2) Gestes, poses, attitudes¿
FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Limousin – Limoges, France
10/31/2003 – 01/17/2004

C’est arrivé demain – 7ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Lyon, France
09/18/2003 – 01/04/2004

Videoactes
ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts – London, United Kingdom
07/30/2003 – 10/19/2003

2002

The Overexcited Body
Queens Museum of Art – New York NY, United States
07/2002 – 09/2002

Passenger – The Viewer as Participant
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst – Oslo, Norway
2002 – 04/21/2002

Outer and Inner Space
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Richmond VA, United States
2002

L’Art Mol et Raide…
MAC Musée d’Art Contemporain – Lyon, France
10/18/2002 – 08/01/2003

Vidéo Topiques tours et retours de l’art vidéo
MAMCS Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain – Strasbourg, France
10/17/2002 – 02/02/2003

Moving Pictures
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York NY, United States
06/28/2002 – 01/12/2003

From Pop to Now: selections from the Sonnabend Collection
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery – Skidmore College – Saratoga Springs NY, United States
06/22/2002 – 09/29/2002

(The World May Be) Fantastic – Biennale of Sydney n°13
Sydney NSW, Australia
05/15/2002 – 07/14/2002

Unprincipled Passions
John Hansard Gallery – University of Southampton – Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
02/05/2002 – 03/23/2002

2001

Tele(visions) Kunst sieht fern
Kunsthalle Wien im Museumsquartier – Vienna, Austria
10/18/2001 – 01/06/2002

Into the Light : the Projected Image in American Art 1964-1977
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
10/18/2001 – 01/27/2002

The Overexcited Body
SESC Pompéia – São Paulo, Brazil
10/16/2001 – 12/02/2001

The Overexcited Body
Velodromo Vigorelli / Palazzo dell’Arengario – Milan MI, Italy
2001

Works on paper from Acconci to Zittel
Victoria Miro Gallery – London, United Kingdom
2001

The Overexcited Body
ONUG Office des Nations Unies à Genève / UNOG United Nations Office at Geneva – Geneva GE, Switzerland
03/21/2001

Vito Acconci and Ana Mendieta : A Relationship Study 1969-1976
Galerie Lelong New York – New York NY, United States
01/18/2001 – 03/03/2001

2000

The End : An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture 1982-2000
Exit Art / The First World – New York NY, United States
01/29/2000 – 04/01/2000

“living inside”. subjektive räume/private dimensionen
Technische Universität (TU) – Vienna, Austria
01/13/2000 – 01/21/2000

1999

Seeing Time: Selections From The Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
1999

Comfort Zone. Furniture by Artists
PaineWebber Gallery – New York NY, United States
1999

The Museum as Muse : Artists Reflect
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
03/14/1999 – 06/01/1999

1997

A Singular Vision: Prints From Landfall Press
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1997

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Opening Program
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center – Long Island NY, United States
10/1997 – 1998

Documenta X
Kunsthalle Fridericianum – Kassel, Germany
06/21/1997 – 09/28/1997

Rooms with a view : Environments for Video
Guggenheim Museum Soho – New York NY, United States
04/16/1997 – 06/15/1997

Photo – Works
Brooke Alexander Editions – New York NY, United States
02/15/1997 – 03/29/1997

1996

A/drift:
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum – Bard College – Annandale-on-Hudson NY, United States
10/20/1996 – 01/05/1997

1995

Interactivité, Image mobile, Vidéo – 3ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
MAC Musée d’Art Contemporain – Lyon, France
12/20/1995 – 02/18/1996

1994

Hors-limites
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
11/1994 – 01/1995

1991

Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
1991

1982

Documenta 7
Museum Fridericianum, Neue Galerie, Orangerie, Auepark – Kassel, Germany
06/19/1982 – 09/28/1982

1981

Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
1981

1980

39° Biennale di Venezia
Venice VE, Italy
1980

1978

38° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
1978

1977

Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
1977

Documenta 6
Museum Fridericianum, Orangerie, Neue Galerie, Karlsaue – Kassel, Germany
06/26/1977 – 10/02/1977

1976

37° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
1976

1974

Eight Contemporary Artists
MoMA – New York NY, United States
1974

1972

Documenta 5 – Befragung der Realität-Bildwelten heute
Museum Fridericianum, Neue Galerie – Kassel, Germany
06/30/1972 – 10/08/1972

1971

Prospect 71
Kunsthalle – Düsseldorf, Germany
1971

1970

Software
The Jewish Museum – New York NY, United States
1970

Information
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1970

1968

Documenta 4
Museum Fridericianum, Orangerie, Karlsaue, Galerie an der Schönen Aussicht – Kassel, Germany
06/27/1968 – 10/06/1968

Bibliography (Selected)


By the artist


Books

2000

Heterotopie/Heterotopias
Publisher: Editions JRP – Geneva GE, Switzerland
2000
ISBN : 2940271089

1972

Notes toward the Development of a Show
Publisher: Sonnabend Press – 536 West 22nd Street – New York NY, United States
1972

Conceptual art
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co – New York NY, United States
Author: Meyer Ursula
1972


On the artist


Dictionaries

1999

Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975 – 400 years of Artists in America
Publisher: Sound View Press – 859 Boston Post Rd. – Madison CT, United States
Director of publication: Falk Peter – 859 Boston Post Rd. – Madison CT, United States
1999
ISBN : 0932087558

1991

L’art du XXème siècle
Publisher: Larousse – 21 rue du Montparnasse – Paris, France
Author: Breuille Jean-Philippe
1991
ISBN : 2035113083


Exhibition catalogues

2004

Vito Acconci Hannibal Studio
Publisher: Musée des Beaux-Arts – 10 rue Georges Clémenceau – Nantes, France
Publisher: MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Plaça dels Àngels, 1 – Barcelona, Spain
2004
ISBN : 2-906211-40-0

2002

Biennale of Sydney 2002
Publisher: Biennale of Sydney – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road – Woolloomooloo, Sydney NSW, Australia
2002
ISBN : 0958040303

1982

Documenta VII
Kassel, Germany
1982

1977

Documenta VI
Kassel, Germany
1977

1974

Eight Contemporary Artists
Publisher: MoMA Museum of Modern Art – 11 West 53 Street – New York NY, United States
1974

1972

Documenta V
Kassel, Germany
1972


Periodicals

2004

RYAN Zoë – Vito Acconci
in: Contemporary n° 60 p. 24
London, United Kingdom
2004

2002

C.R. – Vito Acconci
in: The Art Newspaper n° 123 p. 8
London, United Kingdom
03/2002

1972

PINCUS-WITTEN Robert – Vito Acconci and the Conceptual Performance
in: Artforum
New York NY, United States
04/1972

SCHJELDAHL P. – Vito Acconci
in: Art in America
New York NY, United States
04/1972

1971

PERREAULT J. – Cockroach Art
in: The Village Voice
New York NY, United States
03/1971

Legals