Born 1961, Seattle, Washington
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Education

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, M.F.A.
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, B.F.A.

One-Person Exhibitions

2017
Build Therefore Your Own World, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (1/7-2/4/17)
Sam Durant, Sadie Coles Gallery, London, England (3/15-4/13/17)
2016
The Meeting House, curated by Pedro Alonzo and presented by The Trustees, The Old Manse, Concord, MA (8/9-10/31/16)
2015
Borrowed Scenery, Blum and Poe, Tokyo, Japan (11/28/15 – 1/16/16)
Open Source: Labyrinth, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA (October 2015)
Sam Durant, Praz Delavallade, Brussels, Belgium (9/24 – 10/24/15)
Sam Durant: Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C., Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (1/23 – 4/13/15)
2014
Sam Durant: Invisible Surrealists, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (9/12 - 10/18/14)
Sam Durant: Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (8/3 – 11/30/14)
2013
Proposal for Public Fountain, Sadie Coles, London, UK (5/16 – 6/29/13)
Sam Durant: La stessa storia (The same history), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), Rome, Italy (4/23 – 9/8/13)
What #isamuseum?, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Propaganda of the Deed, Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin, Italy (11/5/11—1/28/12)
Laissez faire et laissez passer, le monde va de lui meme, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (2/19- 3/26/11)
Mirror Travels in Neoliberalism, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (2/19 – 3/27/11)
2010
History Never Ends, I Hate to Bother You, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England (4/28 – 6/5/10)
Dead Labor Day, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (3/13 – 4/17/10)
2009
This is Freedom?, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, LA
2008
End White Supremacy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Death Penalty, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
2007
Sam Durant, Sadie Coles HQ, curated by Helen van der Meij-Tcheng, London, England (11/23/07 – 1/12/08)
Echoplex, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres and Monuments, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Natural History, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2006
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Goodbye Merry Mount, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myth, Massacres and Monuments, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (cat.)
2005
Presse Ne Pas Avaler, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monuments Transposition, Washington D.C, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (cat.)
Color Pictures, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2004
Edward Said, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
Involved, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
12 Signs: transposed and illuminated (with various indexes), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (cat.)
We Are All Outlaws in the Eyes of Amerika, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
2003
We Are the People, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
Walker Art Center Garden Project, Artist-in-Residence, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Union Projects, London, United Kingdom
Entropy in Reverse, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
The Wrong Gallery, New York, NY
Sam Durant, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)
2002
Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Sam Durant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
Color Pictures, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Sam Durant: 7 Signs; removed, cropped, enlarged and illuminated (plus index), Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
2001
Southern Tree, Tree of Knowledge, Dead Tree (part one), Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Consciousness Raising Historical Analysis, Pain plus Time Separated and Ordered with Emphasis on Reflection, Kunsthof Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2000
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
_Proposal for Monument in Friendship Park, Jacksonville, FLA., _Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
1999
Into the Black, Kapinos Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Altamont, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
1998
Ohio, (with Andrea Bowers), Dogenhaus Projekte/ Kapinos, Berlin, Germany
1997
California Displacement Project: You Project is What You Get, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
MDF, Particle Board, Projection, Confusion, Grid-Like Structuring, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
1995
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Sam Durant, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Foodhouse, Santa Monica, CA
1992
Please Excuse Our Appearance…, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Right Now, Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017
We Need to Talk, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY (1/7-2/11/17)
Artists Need to Create at the Same Scale that Society has the Capacity to Destroy, curated by Phong Bui, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ (10/15—12/15/17
Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations & Galapagos, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (8/4-11/5/17)
2016
Do You, Ms. Jones?, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, (6/24-7/29/2016)
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of art, Duke University, NC (9/1/16-1/8/17), Speed Art Museum (4/29-8/20/17)
Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, (4/12-7/11/16)
Penser/Classer (To Think / To Classify), Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (March 2016)
The Natural Order of Things, curated by Julieta Gonzalez, Jose Esparza, and Ixel Rion, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (3/10-5/8/16)
Parcours Art Basel, presented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Sadie Coles Gallery and Blum & Poe, Basel, Switzerland (6/16-6/19/16)
Domaine de Muy, Parc de Sculptures, Le Muy (Var), France
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (10/30/16-4/2/17)
2015
Spomenici revolucije, MacKey Garage Top, Los Angeles, CA (11/13/15 – 4/5/16)
Art Festival Watou, Watou, Belgium (7/4 – 8/30/15)
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (5/1 – 9/27/15)
A Voice Remains, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK (4/24 – 5/30/15)
Dissolving Margins, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (3/19 – 4/18/15)
2014
Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX (1/25 – 6/1/14)
Border Cultures: Part Two (work, labour), Art Gallery of Windsor, curated by Srimoyee Mitra, Windsor, Canada (1/24 – 4/13/2014)
A Perpetual Journey, Parse Gallery, New Orleans, LA curated by Emily Wilkerson (3/14 – 4/26/14)
2013
Jonathan Borofsky, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Wayne Gonzales, Liz Glynn, Hans Haacke, Walid Raad, Carey Young, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (10/10 – 10/26/13)
See You In The Hague, Stroom Den Haag and various other locations in The Hague (9/7/13 – mid October 2014)
Station to Station, Public art project organized by Doug Aitken, Train traveling from New York to San Francisco (9/6 – 9/28/13)
Edinburgh Art Festival, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland (8/1 – 9/1/13)
The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Cleves, Germany (7/14 – 9/15/13)
The Wall, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France (5/25 – 6/22/13)
The Hunter and the Factory, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico (4/12 – 7/28/13)
Turn off the Sun: Selections from La Collectión Jumex, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ (3/9 – 9/7/13)
Farbe Bekennen (Showing its True Colours), MARTa, Herford, Germany (2/2 – 5/5/13)
Merci Mercy, 980 Madison Gallery, New York, NY (1/24 – 2/17/13)
2012
Only Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Parts of Others, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (11/30/12 – 1/19/13)
Collage, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (11/29/12 – 1/12/13)
Your History is Our History, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (11/23/12 – 1/5/13)
Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itineráros do Saber, National Museum of Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (11/15/12 – 1/13/13)
Eight Sculptors 2012, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (11/10 – 12/22/12)
Stem Terug! Vote Back!, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (10/5 – 11/4/12)
The Living Years: Art after 1989, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (9/6/12 – 1/4/13)
ROOTS. Memory, Identity and Change in the Art of Today, Castelbasso, Italy (6/30/12-9/2/12)
Animal Spirits, DESTE Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra, Greece (6/22 – 9/23/12)
dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany, (6/9 – 9/16/12)
Prospect 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA (4/21 – 5/30/12)
Collage, curated by Timothée Chaillou, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (5/30 – 6/30/12)
Sweethearts; Artist Couples, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (3/21 – 4/21/12)
Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY (1/26 – 3/3/12)
Shake and Bake, curated by Hard Hat, Praz-Delavallad, Paris (1/7 – 2/4/12)
2011
The Walls That Divide Us, apexart, New York, NY (11/9 – 12/22/11)
The Air We Breath, curated by Apsara DiQuinzio, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (11/5/11 – 2/20/12)
Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itineráros do Saber, curated by Catarina Pires & Paulo Bernaschina), Museum of Science, University of Coimbra, Portugal (10/26 – 12/31/11)
Agitated Histories, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (10/15/11 – 1/15/12)
Incidentes de viaje espejo en Yucatán y otros lugares (Incidents of Travel mirroring the Yucatan and elsewhere, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra, Museo Tamayo, Mexico (7/7 – 11/27/11)
Der Gegenstand, curated by Tim Lee, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany (7/1 – 9/24/11)
The Workers, MASS MoCA, MA (5/28 – 3/15/12)
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada, October 2, 2011.
Mass Distractions and Cultural Decay, curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (9/30 – 10/22/11)
I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (3/23 – 9/19/11)
Locations, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (4/28 – 6/11/11)
The Smithson Effect, curated by Jill Dawsey, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT (3/10 – 7/3/11)
Keeping it Real: Act 4, Material Intelligence, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, (3/13 – 5/22/11)
Drawing from Photography, curated by Claire Gillman, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2/17 - )
Stargazers, Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, curated by Isolde Brielmaier, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (1/27 – 5/29/11)
2010
The Narcissism of Minor Differences, curated by Christopher Whittey and Gerald Ross, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (12/9/10 – 3/13/11)
To the Arts, Citizens!, curated by Isabel Braga and Óscar Faria, Serralves Museu, Porto, Portugal (11/20/10 – 3/13/11)
Inquiring Eyes: Greensboro Collects Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (10/16 – 12/12/10)
The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles, Artists 1980-2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (9/19/10 – 1/24/11)
Repetition island, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, curated by Fabio Cavallucci, Carrara, Italy (6/26 – 10/31/10)
Larger than Life, Stranger than Fiction: 11th Fellbach Triennial of Small Scale Sculpture, curated by Ulrike Groos and Heike va den Valentyn, Fellbach, Germany (6/12 – 10/11/10)
Kurt, curated by Michael Darling, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington (05/13 – 09/06/10)
Contemplating the Void, curated by Nancy Spector, Guggenheim museum, New York, NY
First Nations/ Second Nature, curated by Candice Hopkins, Audain Teaching Gallery, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
_Elizabeth Catlett: Call and Response, _curated by Isolde Brielmaier,The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (October 2010 – January 2011)
Shut Your Eyes in Order to See, Galerie Praz Delavallade, Paris, France (6/1 – 7/23/10)
Sculpture Center Lucky Draw 2010, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (4/13/10)
2009
Cocktail by Cocktail, Kaleidoscope, Fribourg, Switzerland (04/30 – 06/21/09)
Commentary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (2/19 – 3/14/09)
Drawings, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (6/25 – 7/25/09)
Collection: MoCA’s First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1999, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
Loaded, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Destroy Design, curated by Hilde Teerlinck, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France (cat.)
Regift, curated by John Miller, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Rock-Paper-Scissors, Pop Music as a Material for Visual Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
The Old, Weird America, curated by Toby Camps, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (cat.)
2008
Zones of Conflict, curated by T.J. Demos, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY (11/19/08 – 2/7/09)
Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, Parsons the New School, New York, NY (10/16/08 – 1/30/08)
The Art of the Real, organized by Bob Nickas, 10 Oud Vliegveld, Oostende, Belgium (9/27/08)
Red Wind, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (6/28 – 8/23/08)
Freedom, The Hague Sculpture Center, The Hague, Netherlands (6/6 – 8/31/08)
Ohio, curated by Brad Killam and Barb Weisen, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, IL
8th Panama Biennial, curated by Magali Arriola
Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Crossroads: Interfaces between rock and contemporary art, Domus Artium Museum / Center of Contemporary Art of Salamanca, Spain
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA (cat.)
Proyecto civico/ Civic Project, curated by Lucia Sanroman and Ruth Estevez, CECUT, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico (cat.)
Since we last spoke about monuments, Mihnea Mircan, Stroom den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
Close Encounters, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC.
Peripheral vision and collective body, MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy (5/24- 9/21/08)
Jeremy Deller: Marlon Brando, Pocahontas, and Me, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (cat.)
2007
Unmonumental, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Words Fail Me, curated by Matthew Higgs, MoCAD, Detroit, MI
Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Modelers and Makers: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Black Panther Rank and File, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Resistance is…, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Darling, take Fountain, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece
Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Memorial to the Iraq War, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. (cat.)
Past Over, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
White, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY (2/21/07)
Demolition, at Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna, Austria.
2006
Busan Bienniale, Busan, Korea. (cat.)
Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Dark Places,Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Draft Deceit, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Drawing and Drawn, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
Fallout, Cold War Culture, Mitchell-Innes &Nash, New York, NY
Good Vibrations Le arti visive e il Rock, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
Monuments for the USA, curated by Ralph Rugoff, White Columns, New York, NY (cat.)
Street Signs and Solar Ovens: Socialcraft in Los Angeles, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Artists’ Books Re-Visited, Printed Matter, New York, NY
War is Over 1945-2005 La Libertà dell’arte, Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy (cat.)
Interstate, curated by Adam McEwen, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, University Art Museum, CAL State University Long Beach, Longbeach, CA (cat.)
Touch of Evil, Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
En/Of, curated by Robert Meijer, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany (cat.)
Post No Bills, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY
Faces in the Crowd — Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Echo/Anti Echo, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
Getting Emotional, ICA Boston, Boston, MA (cat.)
Moscow Biennale, former Lenin Museum, Moscow, Russia (cat.)
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Logan Galleries, San Francisco, CA (cat.)
Xiamen International Sculpture Exhibition 2005
Outpost, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2004
Rear View Mirror, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, United Kingdom (cat.)
Communaute, Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
Raume, curated by Martin Beck, Hausler Contemporary, Munchen, Germany
100 Artists See God (2004-2006), organized and circulated by ICI (Independent Curators International), New York, NY. Traveled to: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, March 7 - June 27, 2004; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA, July 31 - October 3, 2004; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, November 19, 2004 - January 9, 2005; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, June 9 - September 4, 2005; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA, September 29 - November 20, 2005; and Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, February 4 - April 16, 2006. (curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston) (cat.)
Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Through the Gates: Brown vs. the Board of Education, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
Baja to Vancouver, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (cat.)
2004 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (cat.)
The Space of Writing, The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Faces in the Crowd, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom (travels to Castello di Rivoli d’ Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy in 2005)
2003
Break it/Fix it, (with Monica Bonvicini), Secession, Vienna, Austria (cat.)
The Space of Writing, MKG Art Management, Houston, TX
Baja to Vancouver, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA (traveling) (cat.)
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer’s Dictatorship: Delays and Revolutions, curated by Francesco Bonami and Daniel Birnbaum The 50th International Exhibition of Visual Arts of the Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (cat.)
2002
Rent-a-bench, curated by Jacob Fabricius Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
A Country Lane: Sam Durant, Tobias Hauser, Richard Hoeck, John Miller, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, curated by Emma Mahony Milton Keynes Gallery, United Kingdom (travels to Cornerhouse, Manchester Angel Row, Nottingham/Tullie House, Carlise, United Kingdom)
From the Observatory, curated by Robert Nickas Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (cat.)
Artists Imagine Architecture, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (cat.)
Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL (traveled to the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida) (cat.)
Prophets of Boom: Werke aus der Sammlung Schurmann, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Switzerland (cat.)
Rock My World, CCAC, San Francisco, CA (curated by Ralph Rugoff) (cat.)
Concepts on Nature, Hausler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum, Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA
2001
9th Biennial of Moving Images, Center for Contemporary Images, Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland (cat.)
In Between: Art & Architecture, MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA(cat.)
Playing Amongst the Ruins, Royal College of Art Galleries, London, United Kingdom (cat.)
You Don’t Have to Have Cows to be a Cowboy, Galerie Parkhaus, Berlin, Germany
Superman in Bed, Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie Sammlung Schurmann, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
New Settlements, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Recent Acquisitions Featuring the Norton Gift, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
R. M. S., Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane, Australia
Record All-Over, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’ Ephemera 1960-1999, curated by Steven Leiber CCAC Institute, San Francisco, CA (cat.)
Take Two/Reprise, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (cat.)
Hemorrhaging of States, TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands (cat.)
2000
All Things, Everything True, curated by Jessica Bronson, CRG, New York, NY
ForwArt, curated by Paul Schimmel, L’Espace Cultural BBL, Brussels, Belgium (cat.)
D, curated by Robert Nickas, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
00: Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (cat.)

LAEX, Ileana Tounta, Athens, Greece

1999
What Your Children Should Know About Conceptualism, Neueraachenerkunst-verein, Aachen, Germany (cat.)
I me mine, curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Matthew Antezzo, Sam Durant, Dave Muller, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
The Living Theatre, curated by Diana Thater, Salzburger Kunstverein, Germany (cat.)
Other Narratives: Fifteen Years, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (cat.)
1999 COLA Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
Making History, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY
The Perfect Life, Artifice in L.A.1999, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC (cat.)
Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (curated by Warren Neidich)
Proliferation, curated by Russell Ferguson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1998
Obviously 5 Believers, curated by Brian Olson, Action: Space, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. or Lilliput?, curated by Michael Darling, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (cat.)
Angels Gate 8.16.98 dusk, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Summary, Galerie Hoffman & Senn, Vienna, Austria
Fantastic Matter of Fact: L.A. On Paper 2, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien, Austria
Trash, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Slipstream, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Urban Romantics, Lombard Freid, New York, NY
Entropy at Home, curated by Wilhelm Schurmann, Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany (cat.)
Architecture & Inside, curated by Kenneth L. Freed, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Family Viewing, curated by Russell Ferguson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Chill, curated by Brad Spence, University of California Irvine, The Art Gallery, Irvine, CA
Sam Durant & Anne Walsh, Four Walls, San Francisco, CA
Quartzose: 20 Los Angeles Artists, curated by Michael Darling, Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark
Blind Date, curated by Steven Hull,Ellen Birrell Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Scene of the Crime, curated by Ralph Rugoff, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles, curated by Dave Muller, Three Day Weekend, Malmø, Sweden (travels to Jason & Rhodes, London, England & Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA)
Summer of Love, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York, NY
Places that are elsewhere, curated by Diana Thater, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Next, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art From the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996
TRUE.BLISS., curated by Cornelia H. Butler,Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
Open House, (with Andrea Bowers), curated by John O’Brien, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, CA (cat.)
a/drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Culture, curated by Joshua Decter Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY (cat.)
Just Past: The Contemporary in the Permanent Collection, 1975-96, curated by Ann Goldstein The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Palace of Good Luck, Burnett Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
All Work - No Play, Acme, Santa Monica, CA
Modsquad, Spanish Box, Santa Barbara, CA
Real Goods, Manhattan Village Shopping Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
1995
Couldn’t Get Ahead, Independent Art Space, London, United Kingdom (cat.)
The Friendly Village, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
1994
Gone, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Constructed Views, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA
Thanks, Three-Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA
Thanks Again, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
The Game Show, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Le Temps d’un Dessin, Galerie de L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lorient, Paris, France
Utter Realities, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA
1993
Germinal Notations, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
Loose Slots, curated by Richard Kuhlenschmidt, Temporary Contemporary Las Vegas, NV
Newport Harbor Biennial, Newport Beach Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (cat.)
Heaven Missing, Jose Freire Gallery, New York, NY
Melancholic Consolation and Cynicism, Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, Germany and Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
FOODHOUSE visits the Art Store, curated by Randy Sommer, West Los Angeles, CA
Thank You, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
1992
FAR Bazaar, Foundation for Art Resources, Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles, CA (with Michael Coughlin, Kent Young and Andrea Bowers)
Good Design, Nomadic Site, Pasadena, CA
Afterthought, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1991
Window on LA, curated by David Pagel, LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
4 Person Show, Parker Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Absentbury Show, curated by Kent Riddle and Adam Ross, Bliss Annex, Pasadena, CA
Art Center, curated by Pae White and Jennifer Steinkamp, Pasadena, CA

Curatorial Projects

2007
Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (10/21/07 - 1/20/08)
2006
Eat the Market, Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art
2004
War! Protest in America, 1965-2004, film series co-curated with Chrissie Isles, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY REDCAT/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, CA
1999
Not Photography, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994
The Power of Positive Thinking, FOODHOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
Paranoid, co-curated with Andrea Bowers M.Y.T.H. Series, Los Angeles, CA

Conferences and Panel Discussions

2010
A Proposition by Sam Durant, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
MFA Lecture Series: Sam Durant, Portland State University, Portland, OR
PennFine Arts Lecture Series: Sam Durant, PennDesign, Philadelphia, PA
2009
Workshop: Art and Community Engagement, with Transforma Collective (with Rick Lowe and Jessica Cusic) UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Word: Spoken, Sung, Seen, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Australia
Parsons New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Proyecto Cívico, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Baja, Mexico
Artist and Activist, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (with Rick Lowe)
In Dialogue with Emory Douglas, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2007
This Must Be The Place, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Eat the Market, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Black Panther Rank and File, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2006
Institutional Critique, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2005
InSite, University of California, San Diego, CA
2004
NAFTA, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
War! Protest In America, 1965-2004, REDCAT/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Wild Walls Symposium, Berlin/Los Angeles Film Festival of Architecture And Urbanism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Take Two/Reprise: Symposium, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2000
Practical Criticism: Art and Theory in the 90s, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA (organized by Charles Gaines and Russell Ferguson)
1997
Fake Estate: Where Art and Architecture Meet, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (moderated by Cornelia H. Butler)

Grants & Awards

2008
Hugo Boss Finalist, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss Prize, New York
2006
United States Artists Fellow, USA Foundation, New York, NY
2005
The Ordway Prize Finalist, Penny McCall Foundation, New York, NY

2002-2003 Walker Art Center Artist in Residence, Minneapolis, MN

1999
Individual Artist Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, CA

Public Commissions

2017
Like, Man, I’m Tired of Waiting, Waterloo Billboard Commissions, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (8/29-11/27/17)
2005
Public Prosecutors’ Office, City of Arnhem, the Netherlands
2003
Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Other Projects

2008
All Power to the People: The History and Legacy of the Black Panther Party Film Festival, Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas will be published and released. Edited and with an introduction by Sam Durant, with contributions by Danny Glover, Bobby Seale, Sonia Sanchez, Kathleen Cleaver, Colette Gaiter, Greg Jung Morozumi, Amiri Baraka, and St. Clair Bourne.
2006
Harlem Postcards Summer 2006, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
2005
The Other Side / El Otro Lado (Regionalism, Nationalism, Imperialism), artist multiple, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX 3-18-15

Updated: October 18, 2017