Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas Portrait

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Joan Jonas has won 2018 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy.

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Born in 1936 in New York, New York.
Lives and works in New York City.

B.A., Art History and Sculpture, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston, MA
M.F.A., Columbia University, New York, NY
Solo Exhibitions and Performances
"Joan Jonas" TATE Modern, London (UK)
"what is found in the windowless house is true" Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (US)
"Joan Jonas: stream or river, flight or pattern" Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain Volcano Saga, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri (IS)
"Waltz" CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FR)
"From Away" DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal (CA)
"They come to Us without a WordⅡ" (performance)THE KITCHEN, New York, NY (US)
"They Come to Us without a Word" The NTU Center for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore(SG)
"After Mirage 1976/2014" Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Roma (IT)
Representative of the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 56th, Venice (IT)
"Light Time Tales" Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (SE)
"They come to us without a word" MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Boston (US)
"Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos, 1972-2005" MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA (US)
"Joan Jonas: Glacier" Northern Norway Art Museum, Svalbard (NO)
"Circular Revisions – Revisited" Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart (DE)
"They come to Us without a WordⅡ" (performance) Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Campo della Tana, Venice(IT)
"Light Time Tales", Hangar Bicocca, Milan (IT)
"It blew right in my ear like the wind" CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Kitakyushu (JP)
"Joan Jonas: Mirror Check" (performance) 14 Rooms Live Art Exhibition, Messe Basel, Basel (CH)
"Reanimation" (performance) Auditorium du Louvre, Prais (FR); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (US); HangarBicocca, Milan (IT)
"Reanimation" Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)
"Reanimation" Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (JP)
"Reanimation" Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm (SE)
"Joan Jonas" Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome (IT)
"Masks Dolls and Baskets" Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico (MX)
"Parallel practices: Joan Jonas and Gina Pane" Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (US), (cat.)
"They come to us without a world" Center of Contemporary Art, Kitakyusyu (JP)
"Joan Jonas: Lunar Rabbit" Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA (US)
"Lunar Rabbit" Luceplan, NewYork (US)
"The Shape, The Scent, the Feel of Things“ (performance) Texas Performing Arts, TX (US)
"Joan Jonas: The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things" Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego CA (US)
"Volcano Saga" & "Drawing Languages" Wilkinson Gallery, London (UK)
"Broken Symmetry" Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu (JP)
"Reading Dante III" Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (NO)
"Reanimation" (performance) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (US)
"Reading Dante III" Yvon Lambert, NY (US)
"Reading Dante III" Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA (US)
"Reading Dante IV" Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (US)
Galleriea Alessandro Bonomo, Rome (IT)
"Double Lunar Rabbits" Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (JP)
"Drawings/Performance/Videos" Location One, NY (US)
"Reading Dante IV" Galleria Rafaella Cortese, Milan (IT)
"Reading Dante II" (performance) Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (US); Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (DE)
"Reading Dante II" (performance) Under the Glacier (performance) ACT Cube, Wiesner Building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (US)
"Reading Dante" (performance) Performa 09, The Performing Garage, New York, NY (US)
"Reading Dante" (performance) Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (AU); Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama (JP)
"Joan Jonas: Drawings and Videos" Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (JP)
"The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things" (performance) IN TRANSIT 08, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE)
"Joan Jonas: Infernal Paradise / The Juniper Tree" Wilkinson Gallery, London (UK)
"The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things" Yvon Lambert, New York, NY (US)
"Joan Jonas - Timelines: Transparencies in a Dark Room" Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona (ES); Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneve, Geneva (CH)
Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu (JP)
Wilkinson Gallery, London (UK)
"The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things " UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA (US)
"Rosamund Felsen Galley" Santa Monica, CA (US) Castello di Rivoli, Turin (IT)
"Reflexion – A Variation on Mirror Pieces 1 and 2, 1968 – 2004" Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna (AT)
"Joan Jonas: Scenes from 'The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things'" Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)
"The Shape, The Scent, The Feel of Things" (performance: October 14, 15, 21, 28 and 29) Dia Art Foundation, NY (US)
"The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things" (performance: October 8,9,15,22 and 23) Dia Art Foundation, NY (US)
"Part II: Recent Drawings" Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (JP)
"Joan Jonas" Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (JP)
Yvon Lambert, New York, NY (US)
"Lines in the Sand" Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (US)
"Mirror Works 1969-2004" Wilkinson Gallery, London (UK)
"Joan Jonas" John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (UK)
"Lines in the Sand" performance, Tate Modern, London (UK)
"Lines in the Sand; The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things" Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (US)
"Lines in the Sand" performance, The Kitchen, New York, NY (US)
"Five Works" Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, NY (US)
"Joan Jonas" Video Retrospective, Museum Carillo Gil, Mexico City (MX)
"Lines in the Sand" Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (US); Center for the Arts, Mexico City (MX)
"Performance, Video, Installation 1968-2000" Neue Gesellschaft fu¨r Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin (DE)
"In the Shadow a Shadow, Moving with No Pattern" Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (US)
"Performance, Video, Installation 1968-2000" Galerie der Stadt, Stuttgart (DE)
"Drawings" Reinhard Hauff Gallery, Stuttgart (DE)
"Film and Video Work, 1968-76" DIA Center for the Arts, New York, NY (US)
"Moving with No Pattern, My New Theatre III, In the Shadow a Shadow and drawings" Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
"Songdelay and New Work, My New Theater II, Big Mirror" Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY (US)
"Props: Works 1994 - 1997, My New Theatre I, drawings and photographs" Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY (US); Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart (DE)
"Mask, Decoy and Other Beasts" Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (US)
"Works 1968-1994" Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
"From Beyond the Pale" Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (IR)
"Revolted by the thought of known places" Kunst-Werke, Berlin (DE); International Artists Museum, Lodz (PO)
"Vanishing Point" Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal (CA)
"He Saw Her Burning" DAAD-Galerie, Berlin (DE)
"Upside Down and Backwards" Documenta 7, Kassel (DE); P. S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, Queens, NY (US)
"'60/'80: Attitudes/Concepts/Images" Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
"Other Realities Installations for Performance" Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (US)
"Upside Down and Backwards" Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal (CA); Kunstmuseum, Bern (CH)
"Music, Sound, Language Theater- John Cage, Tom Marioni, Robert Barry, Joan Jonas: Etchings from Crown Point Press" Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
"Performances/Video/ Installations" University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA (US)
"The Juniper Tree" Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (UK)
"Upside Down and Backwards" Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (US)
"Drawing Room" School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (US)
"Three Tales" Documenta 6, Kassel (DE)
"Stage Sets" Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (US)
"Aspects de l’art actuel présentés par la Galérie Sonnabend" Musée Galliéra, Paris (FR)
Group Exhibitions
"The Long Run" Museum of Modern Art, New York (US)
"Sequences Vll" Sequences real-time art festival, Reykjavik (IS)
"Yes, but is it performance? Investigations on the Performative Paradox" Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst&Median, Graz (AT)
"America Is Hard to See" Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (US)
"14 Rooms" Art Basel, Basel (CH)
"The Grear" Acceleration Taipei Bieenalte, Taipei (TW)
"ICA@50" Institute of Contemporary Art, Universuty of Pennsylvania, Philladerphia (US)
"Rewritten by Machine and New Technology" University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute (US)
"Joan Jonas - Lawrence Weiner" Yvon Lambert , Paris (FR)
"PARALLEL PRACTICES" (with Gina Pane) CAMH, Houston, TX (US)
"Performa 13" (performance "Reanimation"with Jason Moran ), New York, (US)
“A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance” Tate modern, London (UK)
“dOCMENTA” documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH, Kassel (DE)
“BMW Tate Live”(performance) Tate modern, London (UK)
“Where language stops” Wilkinson Gallery, London (UK)
“Live your question now” Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow (UK)
“Poesie Sonore” Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna (IT)
“More of an activity: the artist as choreographer” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (JP)
“Off the Wall Part 1: Thirty Performative Actions” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (US)
“Mirror Morror: Then and Now” The Anne&Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide (SA)
“In full bloom” Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan (IT)
“DO/REDO/UNDO-WIELS” Centrum voor Hedendaagse kunst, Brussles (DE)
“Hauted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York (US)
“Che cosa sono le nuvole? Werke aus der Sammlung Enea Righi-MUSEION” Museum fuer moderne und zeitgenoessische Kunst, Bolzano
“Wonder Woman from the EMST collection Project Room” National Museum of Contemporary Art-EMST, Athens (GR)
“Participation in the International Section of the Venice Biennale” Venice, (IT)
“Time as Matter: MACBA Collection New Acquisitions” Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (SP)
“Indomitable Woman” Foundacion Joan Miro, Barcelona Performa 09, Performa, New York (US)
"Summer Show" Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (JP)
"Wako Works of Art: 15 Years - Part IV" Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (JP)
"In Collaboration: Early Works from the Media Arts Collection" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (US)
"PERFORMA07 – The Second Biennial of New Visual Art Performance" New York, NY (US)
"WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, NY (US)
The Shadow by Lea Vergine Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Sienna (IT)
"Primera Generacion. Arte e Imagen en Movimiento" Museo National entro de Arte Reina Sofia MNCARS, Madrid (ES)
"No.1: Destroy, She Said" Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (DE)
"Collectors 1 – Collezione La Gaia" CESAC, Caraglio (IT)
"Femme Fantastique" Volitant Gallery, Austin, TX (US)
"Up To, And Including the Limits" Argos, Brussels (BE)
"Scenes and Traces – From the collection design, photography and video" Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
"Live Art on Camera" John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (UK)
"Biennial of Moving Images" Center for Contemporary Images, Geneva (CH)
"The Power of Women" Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento (IT)
"A Rabbit as a King of the Ghosts" Mitchell-Innes & Nash - West Street, New York, NY (US)
"The Forest: Politics, Poetics and Practice" Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, NC (US)
"After the Act" Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (AT)
"Markin Time" LACE, Los Angeles, CA (US)
"Grey Flags: Richard Artschwager, Wade Guyton, Georg Herold, Joan Jonas, David LIeske, Seth Price" Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY (US)
Videographies the early decades, EMET collection (GR)
"Minimal artists try to make something look like nothing and conceptual artists try to make nothing look like something, or is it the other way around?" Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY (US)
"Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image" New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (US)
"Videodreams: between the cinematic and theatrical" Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)
"Flipside" Artists Space, New York, NY (US)
"Mirror Tenses" University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (US)
"Gloria" Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (US)
"Video Acts Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust" P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (US)
"Lines in the Sand" Documenta 9, Kassel (DE), (cat.)
"Inside an empty house" Curated by Henk Visch, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (JP)
"Gloria" White Columns, New York, NY (US)
"In the Shadow a Shadow" Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris (FR)
"Great Theater of the World" Taipei Biennial, Taipei (TW)
"Aquaria, The Fascinating World of Man and Water" Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz (AT); Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz (DE)
"Into the Light: The Projected and Interactive Image in American Art,1964-1978" Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York, NY (US)
"Century Cities" Tate Modern, London (UK)
"Video / Performance: Open Ends" Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (US)
"Electronic Images: Videokunst 1965 -2000" Villa Merkel /Bahnwaterhaus, Esslingen (DE)
"Escape" Media City Seoul, Seoul (KR)
"The American Century, Part II: 1950-2000" Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (US)
"Circa 1968" Museo de Arte Contemporânea, Fundacão de Serralves, Porto (PT)
"In the Shadow a Shadow" Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY (US)
"The Hundredth Turn (Moving with no Pattern)" Harvestworks, Digital Media Art Center, New York, NY (US)
"Songdelay and New Work" Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY (US)
"Out of Actions: Between Performance & the Object, 1949-1979" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (US); MAK -Osterreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna (AT); Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona (ES); Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (JP)
"Revolted by the thought of known places, My NewTheater I" World Wide VideoFestival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
"Woman in the Well" Christine Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (US)
"Be Specific" Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (US)
"Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (US)
"Volcano Saga" Cleveland Center for Contemporary Arts, Cleveland, OH
"Revolted by the thought of known places... Sweeney Astray" Biennial de Lyon (FR)
"Eye for I: Video Self-Portraits" organized by Independent Curators International
"The First Generation: Women and Video: 1970-1975" organized by Independent Curators International, traveled 1986-1988
"Video Transformations" organized by Independent Curators International, traveled 1986-1988
"Collaborations and Amplifications" organized by Independent Curators International, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
"The Sense of Self: From Portrait to Autobiography" organized by Independent Curators International, Neuberger Museum at Purchase, Purchase, NY (US) [traveled 1978-1980]