Mark Dion

Nato a New Bedford, Massachusetts nel 1961.
Lives in New York.


Formazione, premi e residenze

1981-82, 86 University of Hartford School of Art, Connecticut, BFA
1982-84  School of Visual Arts, New York
1985 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Independent Study Program, New York
2001 9th Annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award
2003 University of Hartford School of Art, Doctor of Arts, PhD
2005 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
2008 Lucelia Award, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
2012 Artist Residency, Everglades, FL


Mostre personali

Theater of Extinction, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles
Journey to Nature’s Underworld, organized by American Federation of Arts The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT (two-person)
The Witches’ Cottage, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (permanent public commission)
Tree of Life, Art on the Meuse Z33, Hasselt, Belgium (permanent public project)

By the Sea, Pinksummer, Genoa
The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist, Governor’s Island, New York (long-term installation)
Cabinet of Electrical Curiosities, Kunsthalle Praha, Prague (site-specific commission)
Barakat Contemporary, Seoul, Korea
Mark Dion: The Accused, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
The Pavillon of Confectionary Curiosities, collaboration with Dana Sherwood, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Bureau de l’ornthologue, Musée Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains, France (commissioned installation)
Vivarium, Biologiezentrum, University of Vienna, St. Marx (permanent installation)

The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth*
Mark Dion: Follies, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
Mark Dion, Planting Fields, Oyster Bay, NY

Wunderkammer 2, Esbjerg Museum of Art, Esbjerg, Denmark
Mark Dion: Our Plundered Earth, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
Mark Dion: Follies, Storm King Art Center, Cornwall, NY*
Mark Dion: The Life of a Dead Tree, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art, Florence Griswold Museum, New Lyme, CT

Cabinet of Wonder, Gathering Place, Tulsa, OK (public commission)
Fish Fountain for Stavoren, 11 Fountains Project, Stavoren, The Netherlands (permanent commission)
Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World, Whitechapel Gallery, London*

Mark Dion: Print Re/View, Hartford Art School Galleries at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT American Politics—Dirty Tricks, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
Mark Dion: The Wondrous Museum of Nature, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalist, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston* Exploratory Works: Drawings from the Department of Tropical Research Field
Expeditions, co-curated with Katherine McLeod and Madeleine Thompson, The Drawing Center, New York* Virginia Curiosity Shop: a Mark Dion Project for UVA, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Waiting for the Extraordinery, U-M Institute of the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Mark Dion: The Wondrous Museum of Nature, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Forschungsergebnisse aus den “The Floodwater Residency Program – Gartow” von Mark Dion (Findings from Mark Dion’s “The Floodwater Residency Program – Gartow”), Westwindischer Kunstverein, Gartow, Germany The Conservator’s cupboard, Bard Graduate Center, New York
Mark Dion: Fieldwork IV, Cairn Centre D’Art, Digne-les-Bains, France
ExtraNaturel: Voyage initiatique dans la collection des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris
The Mark Dion Cabinet, Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg, Germany
Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Mark Dion – Reconnaissance, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels
Mark Dion: Shooting Gallery, GFLK Halle Süd Tölz, Bad Tölz, Germany
Mark Dion: Library for the Birds of New York and Other Marvels, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Mark Dion: Against the Current, Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland
The World in a Box and Other Adventures in Cosmology: Recent Print Editions of Mark Dion, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Reconnaissance, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels
Mark Dion. Widerspenstige Wildnis / Wayward Wilderness, Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands

Mark Dion: The Phantom Museum – Wonder Workshop, Clifford Gallery and Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
The Future Museum & The Wonder Workshop, V-A-C Foundation, Venice
Mark Dion-Vanishing Wonders & New Curiosities, Galerie Nagel/Draxler

The Lost Museum: A Project of the Jenks Society, Department of Social Humanities, Brown University, Providence, RI

Mark Dion: The Academy of Things, The Academy of Fine Arts Design, Dresden, Germany

The Macabre Treasury, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
Mark Dion: Drawings, Prints, Multiples and Sculptures, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
The Octagon Room on long-term view at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
The Curator’s Office on permanent display at The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Residency and exhibition at Flora ars + natura, curated by José Roca, Bogotá, Colombia
Above/Below Ground, a project by Mark Dion and Amy Yoes for the Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Mark Dion: The Pursuit of Sir William Hamilton, Museo Pignatelli, Naples, organized by Fondazione Morra Greco.

MARK DION: Phantoms of the Clark Expedition, The Explorers Club, New York, organized by The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Mark Dion: Troubleshooting. University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
Den, Site-specific installation for the National Tourist Routes, Norway

Ship in a Bottle, Public commission for Port of Las Angeles Waterfront Enhancement Project, Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro, CA
Oceanomania: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas, Musée Océanographique de Monaco and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco / Villa Paloma, Monte Carlo, Monaco The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Waiting for the Extraordinary, Michigan State University, Institute for the Humanities, East Lansing, MI

The Marvelous Museum: A Mark Dion Project, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA*
Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayatteville; traveling to the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum

Mark Dion: Travels of William Bartram – Reconsidered, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Presidio Habitats, SITE Foundation & The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
The Amateur Ornithologist Clubhouse, EMSCHER KUNST, European Capital of Culture, Ruhr, Germany

Permanent installation for the Springhornhof Institute of Neolithic Archeology, Kunstverein Stiftung Springhornhof Neuenkirchen, beuna, Germany
Le department archeologique des researches archeologiques subaquatiques et sour-marines du Musée de l’Arles et de la Provence antiques, Musée departmental Arles antiques, Arles, France
Permanent public garden installation at The Toolie St. Hanging Garden, London Jungle Shop and Other Mischief, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
Mark Dion, Collected Editions 1984-2009, Trisolini Gallery, University of Ohio, Athens, OH

Concerning Hunting, Arhus Kunstbygning, Denmark; traveling to Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy; Herbert Gerisch-Stifung Neumünster, Germany; Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Mark Dion: The Octagon Room, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Mark Dion: Travels of William Bartram – Reconsidered, Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mark Dion: Maquettes, Goodwater Gallery, Toronto
Recent Endeavors: New Works by Mark Dion, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Systema Metropolis, Natural History Museum, London
Memorial to Thomas Bewick, St Michael’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne Public Art Project
The Natural History of the Museum, Carré d’Art, Nimes; travels to Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden, 2007; and to Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland, 2007
Salon Jacqueline Sommer, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris
Library for the Birds of Paris, Galerie Michel Jorniac Unversite Paris 1, Paris Maquettes, Goodwater Gallery, Toronto

The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit, Miami Art Museum
Seattle Vivarium, part of I AM SAM Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum
Neotropic (with Bob Braine), Galerie inSITU, Paris

The Curiosity Shop, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Dungeon of the Sleeping Bear, the Phantom Forest, the Birds of Guam and other Fables of Ecological Mischief, Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France
Salon de Chasse, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Château de Chambord, Chambord, France
The Brazilian Expedition of Thomas Ender – Reconsidered, Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, Vienna
Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy, Manchester Museum, UK
Microcosmographia and the Secret Garden Biological Field Unit, South London Gallery
Memento Mori (My Glass is Run), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Dundee Bear Broch, Camperdown Wildlife Center in cooperation with Dundee
Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland

Projects 82, Rescue Archaeology, A Project for The Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Mark Dion: drawings and printed works, Goodwater, Toronto Office for the Center for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies, Manchester Museum, April/May 2004
Universal Collection, Historisches Museum, Frankfurt am Main Tropical Travels, Thomas Ender (1817-1818) and Mark Dion (2003), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, November

RN: The Past, Present and Future of the Nurse Uniform, The Fabric Workshop and Museum (in collaboration with J. Morgan Puett), Philadelphia, PA, October 2003
The Ichthyosaurus, the Magpie, and Other Marvels of the Natural World, Musée Gassendi and la Reserve Geologique de Haute Provence, Digne, France, June 2003 and Centro Sperimentale Art Contemporanea, Caraglio, November 2003
Full House, 9th Annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Mark Dion: Collaborations 1987-2003, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT and American fine Arts, Co., New York

Mark Dion: Encyclomania, Villa Merkel, Esslingen to Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover and Bonner Kunstverien, Bonn, Germany

Microcosmographia, University of Tokyo Museum, Tokyo
Vivarium, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, The Public Art Fund, Madison Square Park, NY Ursus Maritimus, Goodwater, Toronto

New England Digs, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; Bell Art Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Cabinet of Curiosity for the Weisman Art Museum, Wiesman Art
Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2000 The Museum of Poison, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York
Nature Bureaucracies, American Fine Arts Co., New York 1999 Two Banks (Tate Thames Dig), Tate Gallery, London
Art Now 20: Tate Thames Dig, Tate Gallery, London
Where The Land Meets The Sea, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Adventures in Comparative Neuroanatomy, Deutsches Museum Bonn
Loot: Raiding Neptune’s Vault, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
The Ladies Field Club of York, National Railway Museum, York, UK (With J. Morgan Puett)

Private Property, Galerie fur Landschaftskunst, Hamburg-Altona, Germany

Trophies & Souvenirs, London Projects, London
Mark Dion: The Museum of Natural History and Other Fictions, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kunstverein, Hamburg
Homage – Jean-Henri Faber, Galerie des Archives, Paris
Cabinet of Curiosity for the Wexner Center of the Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

Two Trees, American Fine Arts Co., New York
A Tale of Two Seas: An Account of Stephan Dillemuth’s and Mark Dion’s Journey
Along the Shores of the North Sea and Baltic Sea and What They Found There, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Unseen Fribourg, Fri-Art Centre D’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg American Fine Arts Co., New York
Dodo, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Amsterdam
Flotsam and Jetsam (The End of the Game), De Vleeshal, Middleburg, The Netherlands
Schoharie Creek Field Station, Art Awareness, Lexington, NY, (with Bob Braine and J. Morgan Puett)


Mostre collettive

Mark Dion & Dana Sherwood: The Pollinator Pavilion, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
Enjoy – the mumok Collection in Change, mumok, Vienna
Based on a True Story…, MCA Chicago, Chicago
New Earthwork, co-curated by Mark Dion and Heather Lineberry, Arizona State University Art Museum
Conserving Active Matter, Bard Garduate Center, New York
Fragile Earth: Naturalist Impulse Contemporary Art, The Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
Life Eternal, The Nobel Prize Museum c/o Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
Synapse: Intersections of Art and Science, University Galleries of the University of Akron , Akron , OH
The Witches’ Cottage, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Archiviare l’impossibile, Galleria Erica Ravenna, Rome

Tense Condition, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Earthly observatory, SAIC Galleries, Chicago
Temperatura ambiente Curaduria de la artista, COLLECTION Jumex, Mexico City Lands End, FOR-SITE
Foundtion, San Francisco
n/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
Topographies: Changing Conceptions of the American Landscape, Binghamton
University ART Museum, Broome County, NY
Enjoy – the mumok Collection in Change, mumok, Vienna
The Vienna Biennial for Change, MAK, Vienna
Fragile Creation, Dom Museum, Vienna We Are Animals, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Body & Soul. Thinking Feeling Brushing Teeth, Museum Ostwall Dortmund , Germany

Potential Worlds, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich
Songs in the Dark, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Citizen Animalia, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago
Animals in the Art, Arken Museum, Denmark
On Everyone’s Lips, From Pieter Bruegel to Cindy Sherman, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburgg, Germany
LEPORICYPARAEA MAPPA ROSEA, Verbeke Foundation, Stekene, Belgium
Return of the Real, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
The Unbearable Impermanence of Things, Vicki Myhren Gallery, The University of Denver, Denver, CO
Kith and Kin: Friends and Mentors of Lesley MFA College of Art and Design, Lesly University, Cambridge, MA
Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, Storm King, Cornwall, NY Wild Designs, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Transformations & Alterations, NYFA and McKinsey, New York
Forgetting—Why We Don’t Remember Everything, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, The Greenwood Cemetery, New York
Year 2: Occupy Colby Museum, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, MA
Santander Sala de Arte, Madrid
Fragile Earth, The Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
From Theory to Practice: Trajectories of the Whitney Independent Study Program, curated by John Tyson and Sam Toabe, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston

Wilderness, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
The Magic Kingdom, curated by Avi Lubin, Beit Uri and Rami Nehoshtan Museum, Ashdot Ya’akov Meuhad, Israel
Natural Spaces, Testing Grounds, curated by Marie-Noëlle Farcy, Marion LavalJeantet, Benoît Mangin, MUDAM: Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City
Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, Storm King, Cornwall, NY
Dime-Store Alchemy, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA [traveling to Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, curated by Katerina Gregos, Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Wild Designs, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
The Atlantic Triangle, 11th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Big Botany, Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Art/Nature – Artistic Interventions, Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History), Berlin
Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Plastic Entanglements, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, PA
The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery & American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004), Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
The 33rd São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo

Artist Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part I, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City
Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural, University of Michigan Taubman College Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
Natural Histories, Traces of the Political, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
The Unreliable Narrator, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
Mark Dion Waiting for the Extraordinary, Institute of the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Prospect 4. The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans
A Good Neighbor: the 15th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Dioramas, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Art around 1992, Centro Andalusia de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
Constructing Paradise, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York
Just the Facts, The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Wundercamera,Telefair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
The Garden—End of Times, Beginning of Times, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Naturalia, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Art and Culture around 1992, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
Die Idee der Freien Flusszone / The Idea of the Free River Zone, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

20 – An Exhibition in Three Acts, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich
Emscherkunst 2016, multiple locations, Germany
Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Blanton Museum, University of Texas, Austin
Don’t Look Back: The 1990’s at MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
Sublime. The Tremors of the World., Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
Radical Seafaring, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
The Ocelots of Foothill Blvd, Mark Dion, Jessica Rath, Dana Sherwood, Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Manmade: Contemporary Art on the Relationship between Man and Earth, Raversyde, Oostende, Belgium
FOOD—Ecologies of the Everyday, 13th Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial, Fellbach, Germany
Animality, Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence
Freie Flusszone Süderelbe, Galerie für Landschaftskunst im Kunstverein, Langenhagen, Germany
El orden natural de las cosas, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
A Critical Mass Is What We Have Left, George Kargl BOX, Vienna

2015 – 2016
Hunters and Gatherers in Contemporary Art, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, NJ; traveling to Telfair Musuem of Art, Savannah, GA, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; Blanton Museum of Art, UT Austin, Ausitn, TX

The Order of Things: Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Emanation: Art + Process, Wheaton Arts, Millville, New Jersey

Late Harvest, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
The Academy of Things: 250 Years at the Kunstakademie Dresden, The Art Academy of Dresden, Germany

The Colours of the Labyrinth, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels
Anthropocene Monument, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York Wundercamera, Holden Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
The Lost Museum: A Project of the Jenks Society, Department of Social Humanities, Brown University, Providence, RI
Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden, Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), New York
Groundwork: life spent with nature, Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, NY
between the lines, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Forecast, Virginia Commonwealth University Anderson Gallery, VA
Noah’s Ark, Museum Ostwal, Dortmund, Germany
The Trouble with Jellyfish, Le Laboratoire, Paris, France
Orders in Motion: On Collecting, Dynamic Histories, and Lost Things – 250 Years of the Dresden Art Academy, The Art Academy of Dresden, Germany
New York Makers Open, Museum of Arts and Design
Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas, Americas Society, NY Wonder Cabinet s / The Art of Collecting, Children’s Museum of New York, New York
Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victorian Mansion, Victorian Mansion, Portland, Maine
Beyond Earth Art: Contemporary Artists and the Environment, curated by Andrea Inselman, Cornell University, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca
The Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture, The 2nd CAFAM Biennale, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, curated by Johanna Burton and Anne Ellegood, Hammer Museum
GYRE: The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska

Arqueologica, Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art Center, Spain
Yes, Naturally: How Art Saves the World, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands
EXPO 1: New York, organized by Klaus Biesenbach with Christopher Y. Lew, and Lizzie Gorfaine, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Beyond the Wunderkammer, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA
EMSCHERKUNST2013 Triennial, Emscher Island, Germany
The Maritime Artist, Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Orders in Motion: On Collecting, Dynamic Histories, and Lost Things – 250 Years of the Dresden Art Academy, The Art Academy of Dresden, Germany
New York Makers Open, Museum of Arts and Design
Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas, Americas Society, NY Wonder Cabinet s / The Art of Collecting, Children’s Museum of New York, New York

More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness. SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; traveling to Minneaplos Institute of Art, Minnesota
El Gran Sur, Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay
The Black Whale, curated by Pablo de Llano, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Spain

Gyre, curated by Julie Decker, Anchorage Museum, Alaska
The Black Whale, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Cisneros Collection, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
Zoologie, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Collaboration with Dana Sherwood for International Orange, FOR-SITE Foundation, San Francisco, CA
dOCUMENTA 13, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Kassel, Germany
On Dilettantism, ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar, Germany

BELVEDERE: Why is Landscape Beautiful?, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany Windflower: Perceptions of Nature, Kröller – Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archeology in the Ottoman Empire 1750 – 1914 Istanbul, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey

The Luminous Interval: an exhibition of the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Measuring the World: Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

Weltwissen – World Knowledge. 300 years of Science in Berlin, Martin- Gropius-Bau, Berlin Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
New Acquisitions of the Art Foundation Mallorca Collection, CCA Kunsthalle Andratx, Majorca, Spain
(re) designing nature, Kunstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria; traveling to Städtische Galerie Bremen, Germany

Strange Travelers, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, curated project by the artist
Doppler Effect: Images in Art and Science, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
The Traveling Show, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Larger Than Life – Stranger Than Fiction, Triennial Kleinplastik 11, Fellbach, Germany
Adaptation: Between Species, curated by Helena Reckitt, The Powerplant, Toronto, Canada
Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art, curated by Nathalie Karg/Cumulus Studios, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
The Crude and the Rare, curated by Saskia Bos and Steven Lam, 41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Kunstfestivalen Tumult, Kykobing, Denmark

Rummaging in the Rubbish: Waste and Recycling in Contemporary Art, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian, Spain; traveling to Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca, Spain Investigations of a Dog: Works from the FACE Collections, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009, Barbican Art Gallery, London; traveling to the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Scotland

Assume Nothing: New Social Practice, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC Human Nature, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord between Nature and Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson
Classified, Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London, UK
Dream Time, Les Abattoirs and the La Grotte dumas d’Azul, Toulouse, France Surrealism and Beyond, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
A Duck for Mr. Darwin, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK Watou2009, Watou, Belgium
Summer Show, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Ferne Nähe: Nature in der Kunst der Gegenwart, Kunst Museum, Bonn, Germany Collections Collected, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH
Interstices: Works from the Jumex Collection, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Archeology of Mind, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden Mildred’s Lane, Alexander Gray Associates, New York NeoFutur, Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse
Revolutions – Forms That Turn, Biennale of Sydney, Australia Folkestone Sculpture Triennial, Folkestone, UK
ESTRATOS, Proyecto Arte Contemporaneo Murcia, Spain
Naked Wonder, Gallery Co, Minneapolis
Underkammer: A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
Surrealism and Beyond in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
die stadt von morgen, Beiträge zu einer Archäologie des Hansavierels, Berlin Genesis: Life at the End of the Information Age, Centraal Museum, Utrecht Multiple Interpretations: Contemporary Print Portfolios, New York Public Library, New York

Forms of Classification: Alternative Knowledge and Contemporary Art, Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation, Miami
Drawing as Process in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Artists and Specimens: Documenting Contemporary Experience, The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon
The Unhumane Society, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York
Zerstörte Welten und die Rekonstruktion, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
The Tar Museum, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna
Sammlung Grässlin, Räume für Kunst, St. Georgen, Germany
Ecotopia: The 2nd ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York
Drawing as Process in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
Rare Specimen: The Natural History Museum Show, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York
Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Tucson Museum of Art

Controlled, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Drawing from the Modern 1975-2005, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gotik und Moderne in Dialog, Frankischen Galerie, Kronach, Germany
Becoming Animal: Contemporary Art in the Animal Kingdom, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
Gordon Matta-Clark: Odd Lots, Queens Museum of Art, NY
Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Tuscon Museum of Art.
Our Surrroundings, Dundee Contemporary Arts
Desenhos: A-Z (Drawings: A-Z), Colecção Madeira Corporate Services, Porta 33, Funchal, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal
Showcase: Contemporary Art for the UK, City Art Centre and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

São Paulo Bienal, São Paulo, Brasil
Interventions, The Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, OH
Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, travelling to Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, McDonough Museum of Art, and Youngstown State University Field: Science Technology and Nature, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
Animals & Us: The Animal in Contemporary Art, The Galerie St. Etienne, New York For the Birds, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
Past Presence: Contemporary Reflections on the Main Line, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

De L’homme et Des Insectes, L’Espace EDF Electra, Paris
Hommage Jean-Henri Fabre, Musee Histoire Naturele, Paris, June 2003
Kunstlerisches Freilander Seegeniederung, West-Wendischer Kunstverein in Gatow The Magic of Trees, De Zonnehof, Amersfoort, September 2003
Global Priority, Herter Art Gallery, Amherst, October 2003
Artist’s Lecture as Performance, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, November

Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
The House of Fiction, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Concrete Jungle, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York
Museutopia, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum der Stadt Hagen, German

Hellgreen, Hofgarden, Dusseldorf
Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s , (2001-2004), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Fresh Kills, Snug Harbor Center for Contemporary Art, NY
Museum as Subject, National Museum of Art, Osaka
Words and things, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

American Art Today: Fantasies & Curiosities, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami
In-Sites 2000, San Diego, CA
Crossing the Line, The Queens Museum of Art, NY Ecologies,The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
Small World- Dioramas in Contemporary Art, MCA , San Diego

The Museum as Muse, Museum of Modern Art, New York Carnegie International, 99/00, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

The Natural World, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC 1997 The Spiral Village, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Nordic Pavilion, XVVII La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Città Natura, Palazzo delle Esposizionie and Museo Zoologico, Rome
Skulptur Projekte in Münster, Münster, Germany
Vehicle, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York
Multiple Pleasure, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Berechenbarkeit der Welt, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Cabines de Bain, Piscine de la Motta, Fri-Art, Centre D’Art Contemporain- Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland
Hybrids, De Appel, Amsterdam
21st Century Sculpture, John Gibson Gallery, New York
Campo 6, Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino Let’s Talk About Art, Art Metropole, Toronto
25th Anniversary: 25 Younger Artists, John Weber Gallery, New York

Mapping: A Response to MoMA, American Fine Arts Co., NY
Zeichen und Wunder/Signos y Milagros, Kunsthaus Zurich; Centro Galego De Arte Contemporanea, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
It’s Not a Picture, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan Searching for Sabah, Sabah Museum, Sabah, Malaysia Platzwechsel, Kunsthalle Zürich
Das Ende der Avant Garde: Kunst als Dienstleistung, Kunsthalle der Hypo- Kulturstiftung, Munich
Aufforderung in schönster Weise, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Living in Knowledge: An Exhibition About Questions Not Asked, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
Pro-Creation? Fri-Art Centre D’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg Don’t Look Now, Thread Waxing Space, New York
Services, Kunstverein München, Munich
Temporary Translation(s) Sammlung Schurmann, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg Garbage, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
Green, Torch, Amsterdam
Concrete Jungle, Marc Jancou Gallery, London
Frauenkunst/Männerkunst, Kunstverein Kippenberger, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany \Cocido y Crudo, Museo Macional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Simply Made in America, Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
Travelogue/Reisetagebuch, Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in collaboration with Galerie Metropol, Vienna
Parallax View, P.S. 1, The Institute for Contemporary
Art, Long Island City; Goethe House, New York
Culture in Action, Sculpture Chicago, Illinois
Animals, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, The Netherlands
Spielhölle; Esthétique et Violence, Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris
Project Unité, Unité d’Habitation, Firminy, France
Sonsbeek 93, Arnhom, The Netherlands
Kinder, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Naturkunden, Paszti-bott Galerie, Cologne
Restaurant, La Bocca, Paris
Art-Culture-Ecology, Bea Voigt Galerie, Munich
What Happened to the Institutional Critique, American Fine Arts
Co., New York
Installation, Project for the Birds of Antwerp Zoo, On taking a normal situation and retranslating it into overlapping and multiple readings of
conditions past and present, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium
Kontext Kunst: Kunst der 90er Jahre, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz and DuMont Verlag, Cologne
Concrete Jungle, Ezra and Cecile Zilka Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Transgressions in the White Cube: Territorial Mappings, Bennington College, Vermont

Concrete Jungle, Tanja Grunert Galerie, Cologne Wohnzimmer/Büro, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Animals, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Nos Sciences Naturelles, Fri-Art Centre D’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg Arte Amazonas, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Staatiche Kunsthalle, Berlin
Translation, Centrum Sztuki Wspoteczesnej, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw Animals, Kubinski Köln, Cologne
Natural Science, John Gibson Gallery, NY
Oh! Cet écho!, Le Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Proiezioni, Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne
Twenty Fragile Pieces, Galerie Analix-B & L Polla, Geneva
True Stories: Part II, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Proposals for the Museum of Natural History, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

Counter-Media, Key Gallery, Richmond, Virginia Sweet Dreams, Barbara Toll Fine Art, New York Arte Joven en Nueva York, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura, Sala Mendoza and Sala R.G., Caracas, Venezuela
Mud, True to Life, 303 Gallery, New York
The Hirsch Farm Project, Hillsboro, Wisconsin

Commitment, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada American Fine Arts Co., New York
The Köln Show, Cologne, Germany
Videoworks, Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden
Biodiversity: An Installation for the Wexner Center, Wexner Center for Visual Arts, Columbus
The (Un)Making of Nature, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, Connecticut
Art Supplies and Utopia, Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stuttgart
In the Beginning, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art,
Diane Brown Gallery, New York

Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels
After the Gold Rush, Milford Gallery, New York Film, Artful History: A Restoration Comedy, with Jason Simon, Collective for Living Cinema, New York
Pathetique, Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf, Germany
Here and There: Travels, Clocktower Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Art, New York American Fine Arts Co., New York
The Desire of the Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York
Le Magasin L’École L’Exposition, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France Perspektivismus, Galerie Gleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria
The Elements: Sex, Politics, Money & Religion, Real Art Ways, Hartford
End of the Weather, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

The Pop Project Part IV, Nostalgia as Resistance, Clocktower Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Art, New York
Poetic Justice, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York
Artists and Curators, John Gibson Gallery, New York 1987 Fake, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
The Castle, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
303 Gallery, New York
New Concepts of Art in Public Space, Sonne Gallery, Berlin

Rooted Rhetoric, Castel dell’Ovo, Naples
Cutting ‘Em off at the Pass, Thirty-Third Arts Festival of Atlanta
The Fairy Tale: Politics, Desire and Everyday Life, Artists Space, New York

Four Walls, Hoboken, New Jersey
Whitney Independent Study Program Show, Whitney Museum of Art, New York
Transitional Objects, Philip Nelson Gallery, Lyon


Collezioni pubbliche
Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia Aspen Re Collection, New York, NY
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee Scotland
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
CCA Kunsthalle Andratx, Majorca, Spain
Centre Georges Pompidou
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Château d’Orion, France
FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Henry Moore Institute
Het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem
Kunsthaus Zurich
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Kunstwegen EWIV, Nordhorn, Germany
Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich
Manchester Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum Gassendi, Digne, France
Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, U.K.
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL Storey Institute, Lancaster, U.K.
Tate Gallery, London
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
City of Braunschweig, Germany
City of Newcastle, U.K.
Hofgarden, Dusseldorf
Johns Hopkins University Library
Norway National Tourist Route
Ship in a Bottle for Port of Los Angeles, CA Vertical Garden in Tooley Street, London
Vivarium, Biologiezentrum, University of Vienna, St. Marx


The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist, Governor’s Island, New York (long-term installation)
Cabinet of Electrical Curiosities, Kunsthalle Praha, Prague (site-specific commission)
The Great Bird Blind Debate (with David Brooks), Planting Fields, Oyster Bay (long-term public project)
The Virginia Curiosity Shop, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (long-term installation)