Peter Fend

Peter Fend was born 1950 in Columbus, Ohio. He lives and works in New York

EDUCATION

1973
BA, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Forse, pinksummer, Genova
Shadow Cabinet: A Loyal Opposition Response, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, New York, New York

2015
TO BE BUILT, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
AFRIKA EUROPA BRÜCKE, Oracle, Berlin

2014
REBELS ARE REASONABLE, ESSEX STREET, New York
Lomonosov Furthered, with Shane Munro, LISTZ, Berlin

2012
Über die Grenze: May Not Be Seen Or Read Or Done, ESSEX STREET, New York
WHAT TO DO NEXT, Peanut Underground Art Projects, New York

2011
“Arab Springs”/ Atlantic Wealth: Trading Room, White Box / MA.P.S, New York
Ricchezza D’Italia, Galeria Cesare Manzo, Pescara

2010
Situation Room, 391 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand

2009
Situation Room: Technology Change Climate Stability, Arnolfini, Bristol

2007
Elbegas, Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg

BET AND WIN: Way Out Too, Unit 2 Gallery, London

2005
Parallel Projects: Proposals for Condoleezza Rice / Parallelprojekte: Vorschläge für Condoleezza Rice, Christian
Nagel, Berlin

2004
Reverse Global Warming, Spacex, Exeter
One to Another (foreign policy proposal), American Fine Arts, New York
Correspondence, American Fine Arts, New York

2003
Independence from Big Oil, Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council, Dublin
Proposals for Arabia, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid

2002
Global Gas / Super Gas, Ocean Earth vis-à-vis Superflex, Kunstruimte Wagemans, The Netherlands

2001
Naval Action, Mars Gallery, Tokyo
Big Deal: Revival of the Americas, Nikolai Fine Art, New York
Sea Change, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
Ocean Earth: Policy Models, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford
Economic Potential, Roger Smith Gallery, New York

2000 RAPID: Post-Petroleum Gas Stations, Launching a Brand, American Fine Arts, New York
EURAFRICA/AMERICAS/MONDO, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid
NEWS ROOM NEW YORK (Chaikin, Fend, Lehman, Lombardi, RR), Roger Smith Gallery, New York

1999
Global Warming: A Rapid Response Remark, at Chelsea Exxon station, Nikolai Fine Art, New York
Chase Scene, American Fine Arts, New York

1998
NEWS ROOM GRAZ, Kunst und Neue Medien, Steirischer Herbst, Graz

1997
Spiral Ramp, Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx

1996
Chernobyl Solutions, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York
Art Meets Science, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

1995
Landkraft/Swiss Split, Ars Futura, Zurich
Landkraft, Kunstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz
Architecture for the 21st Century, Artspace, Sydney

1994
Eurasian Scenario, Marc Jancou Gallery, London
Startbahn Oesterreich, Galerie Metropol, Vienna
Global Spiral, installation at Global Forum, G-Mex Centre, Manchester
Ocean Earth, Strauss & Adamopolous, Frankfurt
NEWS ROOM COPENHAGEN, with Globe, Copenhagen,

1993
Strategie Globale: Giant Algae System for France, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angouleme
Habitus, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
OCEAN EARTH: FOR A WORLD WHICH WORKS, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Graz
NEWS ROOM PARIS, Galerie des Archives, Paris

1992
Site Simulator, Tivat Bay, American Fine Arts, New York
Beach Party Deutschland, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne
Beach Party Yugoslavia, Riverside Studios, London
Documenta Flags, Galerie de Marseille, Marseille
Documenta Flags, Le Case D’Arte, Milan
Espace Circulant/Spinning Room, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris
Floriade, The Hague
Corse Divise, Assemblee Nationale, Paris
NICAF, Yokohama
Means to Wealth/Mittel und Wohlstand, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne

1991
Europa, Kunstraum Daxer, Munich
Beach Party, American Fine Arts, New York
NEWS ROOM STOCKHOLM, Galerie Nordenstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm
Salle du Monde, long-term installation at L’Hôpital éphémère, Paris

1990
City of the Dead / Die Totenstadt, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Cities as Bodies / Staedte als Koerper, Esther Schipper, Cologne
NEWS ROOM FRANKFURT, Institut fuer Neue Medien / Pavilion Varisella, Frankfurt
NEWS ROOM NEW YORK/NEWS ROOM AMSTERDAM, American Fine Arts, New York and Museum Fodor,
Amsterdam
Progetto Adriatico, Le Case D’Arte, Milan
Einheiten, Galerie Ryszard Varisella, Frankfurt
Kleine Fragen, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

1989
Completion of the War, American Fine Arts, New York
Global Monitoring and Assessments: Towards the 21st Century, Fondazione Cini, Venice

1988 BODY, American Fine Arts, New York
Peter Fend, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York
Art at the End of the Social, Rooseum, Malmo

1985
Bacino Torbido, Museo Santa Barbara, Calabria

1983
Image/Process, The Kitchen, New York

1982
Space Force in Action, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf
Art of the State, The Kitchen, New York
Global System, Chase Manhattan Plaza, sponsored by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York

1979
IRON LUNG: A ROOM DEFINED NOT BY ITS WALLS BUT BY A PUMP, Peter Nadin Gallery, New York
WEALTH OF BASINS, DEATH OF NATIONS, Peter Nadin Gallery, New York
World Space: Political Economies After Oil, Peter Nadin Gallery, New York

 

GROUP SHOWS

2017
EUtopia | 28, Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, Strombeek
Tomorrow Will Still Be Ours, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Aubades. Land Art for Aliens, Weiss Falk, Basel
Water Worlds #1, Centre international d’art et du paysage, Beaumont-du-Lac

2016
World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet, FotoFest Biennial, Houston
History Made By Artists, C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn, New York
Tomorrow’s Man, Sheppard Contemporary, University Galleries, University of Nevada, Reno
You Cannot Do Nothing, Galerie Alte Schule, Berlin
Oceans After Nature, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Politics of Nature, Fondazione Zimei, Pescara
Global Terror, Nagel Draxler Kabinett, Berlin
Mean Machine (Up Jumped the Devil), The Meeting, New York

2015
Territories: Alighiero e Boetti and Peter Fend, Le Case D’Arte, Milan
Globale – Exo-Evolution, ZKM, Karlsruhe
The Fountainhead, Fondazione Zimei, Pescara
to expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer: Artistic Practices around 1990, Mumok, Vienna
2050. A Brief History of the Future., Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; travelling to Palazzo Reale
Milan
Dojima River Biennale 2015: Take Me To The River – currents of the contemporary, Dojima River Forum, Osaka
Anthems for the Mother Earth Goddess, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Drawings | Fridges, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles
DUMP! Multispecies Making and Unmaking, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus
Decolonized Skies, organized by High&Low Bureau, ADN Platform, Barcelona
For Troedsson Villa, curated by Tam Ochiai and Anne Eastman, Troedsson Villa, Nikko
ECO-TAX, Cannonball and Dimensions Variable, Miami
Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual, selected by Cleopatra’s, White Columns, New York
Hollywood Hills House, curated by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles

2014
WORK IT OUT, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York
Decolonized Skies, organized by High&Low Bureau, Apexart, New York
TEDxVaduz redux, T293, Rome
The Real Estate Show Was Then: 1980, James Fuentes, New York

2013
Looking Back / The 7th White Columns Annual, selected by Richard Birkett, White Columns, New York
Scott Burton, curated by Oscar Tuazon, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
Yes Naturally: How Art Saves The World, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague

2012
OilScapes, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen

2010
Islands and Ghettos, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberger

2008
This is the Gallery…, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Come Out & Play, apexart, New York

2007
Green Dreams, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Aussen vor/On The Outside, ACC Galerie, Weimar
Still Life. Art, Ecology & The Politics of Change, Sharjah Biennial 8, Emirate of Sharjah
Arrêt sur Images, FRAC Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, Marseille

2006
The Drop, Exit Art, New York

2005
Gotik und Moderne, Fraenkische Galerie, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Kronach
Temporary Spaces, Ausstellungsraum Glue, Berlin
Mirage, curated by Martin Beck and Julie Ault, Alexander and Bonin, New York
Dry Wells that Upwell Groundwater to Revive Margins of Salt Lakes, Harper Dry Lake
Waterways, Venice Biennale

2004
Election, American Fine Arts, New York
Hortus, Independent Section, Liverpool Biennial
Wonderful, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Le Dessus des Cartes, ISELP, Brussels
Adaptations, Apexart, New York

2003
Attack: Art and War, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Banquete/Bankett, Barcelona Cultural Center, Barcelona, Spain; travelling to Zentrum fuer Kunst und
Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany; Medialab, Madrid
GNS, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Hardcore, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Utopia Station, Venice Biennale
Collaborations, Centre d’art Contemporain, Meymac

2002
Ars Electronica 2002, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
Oekonomien der Zeit, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; travelling to Akademie der Kunste, Berlin;
and Migros Museum, Zurich
Ecovention, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati
Ways Out, Stroom, The Hague
Empire/State: Artists Engaging Globalization, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York

2001
The South Bronx Story, James Fuentes / The Point, The Bronx
Cartographie des artistes, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Sao Paulo Biennale, Azerbaijan/Armenia/Georgia Pavilion, Sao Paulo

2000
Ecologies, The Smart Museum, The University of Chicago, Chicago
Undo, Theater for the New City
Dystopia, Tribes Gallery, New York
World Trade, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn
Carnival in the Eye of the Storm, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland

1999 Post-War Architecture, Venice Biennale
Crash, ICA, London

1998
Your Utopia, Momenta Art, Brooklyn
Hey, You Never Know, Kenny Schachter / ROVE, New York
Cartographers, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Cartographers, Umnetnosta Galerie, Maribor. Entrance display
Desert Flood, ROVE, New York

1997
The Experimenters, curated by Kenny Schachter, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York
French Pavilion TV Studio, with Fabrice Hybert, Venice Biennale
Cartographers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Géographiques: territoires vécus, territoires voulus, territories figures, FRAC Corse, Corsica

1996
Atopic Site, curated by Yukiko Shikata, Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Tokyo
Art Meets Science, in conjunction with “Copenhagen, European City of Culture,” Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

1995
Faith, Hope, Love, Death, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Mapping: A Response to MoMA, curated by Peter Fend, American Fine Arts, New York
On Board, Aperto, Venice Biennale
Photography After Photography, Siemens Kulturprogramm, Munich; travelling to Kunsthalle, Krems;
Städtische Galerie Erlangen, Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus; Museet for
Fotokunst, Odense; Fotomuseum, Winterthur; ICA London; ICA
Philadelphia
Infrasound, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Hamburg

1994
Cloaca Maxima, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Stadtentwasserung, Zurich
Bifurcations, Centre d’art Contemporain, Meymac, France; travelling to Musée des Beaux-arts de Dole;
Cimaise et portique, espace d’art contemporain, centre culturel de l’Albigeois Albi
Mission Impossible, Gashouder

1993
Aperto, Venice Biennale
Kunst in Weltmasstab, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
Fontanelle, Potsdam
Kontext Kunst, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
First Europeans, Schloss Charlottenberg, Berlin
Antwerp Cultural Center, European City of Culture.
The Edge of Chaos: New Ways of Seeing, Louisiana Museum for Modern Art, Humlebaek
Viennese Story, Wiener Secession, Vienna
Tutto Tondo, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne

1992
Documenta IX, Kassel
Documatter, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Il Faut Construire Hacienda, curated by Nicholas Bourriaud, CCC Tours
Multiplici Culturali, selected by Angela Vettesse, Rome
Floriade, The Hague
Corse Divise, Assemblée Nationale, Paris
Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair, Yokohama
Reconnaissance, Simon Watson Gallery, New York

1991
Teorici Americani, Ottagano, Milan
Wiener Festwochen, subway station installations, Vienna
FRAC Corse, Corsica
Iberian Current, FRAC Pays de la Loire

1990
Around the World, PS 1, Long Island City
The Köln Show, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
California Project, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco
Reconnaissance, Simon Watson Gallery, New York

1989
Art at the End of the Social, Rooseum, Malmo
Video Works, Galerie Nordenstadt, Stockholm
Competition Diomede, The Clocktower, New York and sites in the US & USSR
On-Site: Response to Conditions, Anne Plumb Gallery, New York
Jet Lag, Turon Travel
Project DMZ, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
Completion of the War, American Fine Arts, New York
Global Monitoring and Assessments: Towards the 21st Century, two-part presentation in conference sponsored by
UN Food & Agriculture Organization and UN Environment Program, Fondazione Cini, Venice.

1988
The New Poverty II, Meyers-Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles
International Landscape, XPO Gallery, Hamburg
International Landscape, Galerie Christoph Duerr, Munich
Computer Images of Architecture, NY Chapter, American Institute of Architects, New York
Competition Diomede, The Clocktower, New York
Kunstrai, Amsterdam
Public Discourse, Real Art Ways, Hartford
The Drawing Show, Cable Gallery, New York

1987
Documenta VIII, Kassel, Germany (OE, attributed to Ingo Gunther)
The New Poverty, John Gibson Gallery, New York
Corporate Crime, alternative spaces, San Francisco and San Diego

1986
Surveillance, LACE Gallery, Los Angeles

1985
Deutsche Kunst, 1945-1985, Nationalgalerie, Berlin (OE, attributed to PF and Ingo Gunther)

1984
Kunst und Medien, Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin
Via Satellite, Amerika Haus, Cologne
The International Show, curated by Michael Smith, Baskerville & Watson, New York

1983 1984
Show, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts/Village Voice, New York
Image/Process, The Kitchen, New York
Documenta VII, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

1982
Natural History, curated by Scott Cook, Grace de Borgenicht Gallery, New York

1981
New York, New Wave, curated by Diego Cortez, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City
Forrest Avenue Maze, on-site project, Forest Avenue School, The Bronx
Jamaica Fish/Bird Port, Urban Animals II, ABC No Rio / Collaborative Projects

1980
The Real Estate Show, New York
Ruhrgebiet Projects, Duisburg
The Times Square Show, New York
Public Policy: Architecture Propositions, organized by Peter Fend, 626 Broadway, New York

1979
World Space: Political Economies After Oil, Peter Nadin Gallery, New York
Manifesto Show, New York, NY and Milan
Participation in Urban Animals shows, South Bronx and ABC No Rio
Participation in Collaborative Projects shows (1978-83, 1979 being the peak year)

1978
Poetry of Systems, Baxter Art Museum, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

 

COLLABORATIONS

(PF) – Peter Fend
(OE) – Ocean Earth Development Corporation
(NR) – NEWS ROOM
(GF) – GLOBAL FEED
(RR) – Rapid Response
(CH) – Swiss Defense
(SF) – Space Force