Born in 1971 in Englewood, New Jersey. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

 

Upcoming solo exhibition

 

2015

 

MOCA, Miami

The High Line, New York, curated by Cecilia Alemani

 

2014

 

Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

 

 

Upcoming group exhibitions

 

2014

 

Phantoms in the Dirt, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago

 

 

Selected solo exhibitions

 

2014

 

Black Box Collisinon A: Gasoline & Auto Electric, kaufmann repetto, Milan

Auto Body Collision, Fondazione Memmo, Rome

 

2013

 

The Electric Comma, Sadie Coles HQ, London

A Language of Exposures, Wallspace, New York

The High Line, New York


2012

 

Language Is Wild, Dia Art Foundation, Artists’ Web Project

 

2011

 

Hammer Museum/LAXART, Los Angeles, curated by Anne Ellegood

 

2010

 

Signal Hill, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

kaufmann repetto, Milan

 

2009

 

Invisible Language Workshop, Wallspace, New York

 

2007

 

Special Project: Shannon Ebner, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

The Sun & the Sign, Wallspace, New York

 

2005

 

Dead Democracy Letters, Wallspace, New York

 

2003

 

Margo Victor Presents, Los Angeles

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

 

2013

 

Shannon Ebner, Adam Putnam, Rachelle Sawatsky, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, curated by Tyler Coburn

10 Years, Wallspace, New York

Industrial Worlds, MAST, Bologna

Transmissions, Altman Siegel, San Francisco

New in the collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, curated by Talia Amar

Selection from the collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Riverview School, East Sandwich, curated by  Kelly Taxter

Who Runs May Read, South London Gallery, London

 

2012

 

Ecstatic Alphabets, MoMa Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Laura Hoptaman

Things, Words and Consequences, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, curated by Sanya Kantarowsky and Stas Shuripa

Deagu Photo Biennale, Deagau, South Korea, curated by Charlotte Cotton

MARCH, Sadie Coles HQ, London

 

2011

 

ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale,Venice, directed by Bice Curiger

Glee, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, curated by Cecilia Alemanni

Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic, Murray Guy, New York, curated by Moyra Davey and Zoe Leonard

The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

How Soon is Now, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City

 

2010

 

Prix Fondation Luma, Rencontres de photo d’Arles, Arles, France, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist

6th Berlin Biennale of contemporary Art, Berlin, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg

Papier Photo, Chez Valentin, Paris, curated by Sophie Berrebi and Frederique Valentin

Pleated Blinds, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, curated by Ory Dessau

California Dreaming, Arte Portugal, Lisbon

The Page, curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs, Kimmerich, New York

At Home / Not At Home – Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

2009

 

Time – Life Part II, Taxter & Spengemann, New York

Character Generator, Eleven Rivington, New York, curated by Matthew Lyons

Sundown, Office Baroque, Antwerp

Saints and Sinners, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, curated by Laura Hoptman

A Wild Party and a New Road, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

 

2008

 

Catawampus, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, curated by Amy Granat & Matt Keegan

The World Is All That Is The Case, Hudson Franklin, New York, curated by Arthur Ou

Untitled (Vicarious), Gagosian Gallery, New York

Imaginary Thing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, curated by Peter Eleey

History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Geneology of Wojnarowicz, PPOW, New York

Not So Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan, New York, curated by Matthew Brannon

The 2008 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, curated by Henrietta Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin

 

2007

 

I am Eyebeam, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, curated by Melanie Schiff and Lorelei Stewart

Catawampus (for H.D.), Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, USA, curated by Matt Keegan

A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, USA

Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, curated by Vincent Honore and Maeve Polkinhorn

Last Attraction Next Exit, Ridley Road, London, curated by Neville Wakefield

Shared Women, LACE, Los Angeles, curated by Eve Fowler, Emily Roysdon and A.L. Steiner

 

2006

 

Interventions, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles

Psychogeographies, Glendale College of Art Gallery, Glendale

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium, Serpentine Gallery, London, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist

Cataract, Wallspace, New York

The California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Intersections: Atlanta Collects Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Shifting Tropologies, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, curated by Trevor Richardson

Locale, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Kris Kuramitsu

Too Much Love, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Amy Adler

Le Retour de la Colonne Durutti, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, curated by Gyonata Bonvincini

Trace, The Whitney Museum at Altria, New York, curated by Shamim M. Momin

Chaos or Control, UCLA School of Architecture Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by James Welling

Aantekeningen, Expodium, Utrecht, curated by Public Holiday Projects

 

2005

 

The Plain of Heaven, New York, curated by Peter Eleey for Creative Time

Talk to the Land, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, curated by Matt Keegan

Response, Morlan Art Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, curated by Matthew Distel

Wordplay, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Post No Bills, White Columns, New York, curated By Matthew Higgs

Sugartown, Participant Inc., New York

The Picture is the Problem, The Pelham Art Center, Pelham, curated by Walead Beshty

Monuments for America, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco and White Columns, New York, curated by Ralph Rugoff

Manufactured Self, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist (travelling to venues in France and Poland)

 

2004

 

High Desert Test Site 4, Joshua Tree, California

Strange Animal, LACE, Los Angeles

Itineraries, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, curated by Christopher Balaschak

 

2003

 

High Desert Test Site 3, Joshua Tree, California

Sea, Jen Bekman, New York, curated by Benjamin Donaldson and Lisa Kereszi

 

2002

 

Anti-Form, New Photographic Work from Los Angeles, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, curated by James Welling

Project Room exhibition, Lemonsky: projects + editions, Los Angeles

 

2000

 

Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

 

1998

 

Illegal Performance (an experimental-text-based performance), The Judson Church, New York

Pedestrian Union, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York

 

Selected Bibliography

 

 

Monographs

 

2009

 

Shannon Ebner, Shannon Ebner: The Sun as Error, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

 

Selected Books and Catalogues

 

2011

 

Bice Curiger, La Biennale di Venezia 54. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, exhibition catalogue, Marsilio

Editori, Venezia
2010

 

Alex Klein, Charlotte Cotton, James Welling and Kevin Moore, Words Without pictures, Aperture Ideas

Book, Los Angeles

 

2008

 

Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin, Whitney Biennial 2008, exhibition catalogue, Whitney

Museum of American Art, New York

 

2006

 

Elizabeth Armstrong, Karen Moss and Rita Gonzalez, California Biennial 2006 Catalogue, exhibition

catalogue, Orange County Museum of Art, Los angeles

 

 

Selected Periodicals

 

2011

 

Chiara Guidi, Shannon Ebner/ Thea Djordjadze, Flash Art, February, p. 94 2010 Michele d’Aurizio, kaufmann repetto, Kaleidoscope issue 08

Tom McDonough, Concrete Poetry, Artforum, April 2010, pp. 148-155

Christy Lange, No End in Sight, Frieze, April

 

2007

 

Matthew higgs, Shannon Ebner, the Sun & the Sign, Artforum, December 2007

Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Shannon Ebner, Time Out Reviews, March 8-14 issue 597 2006 Hans Ulrich Obrist, Trisha Donnelly & Shannon Ebner, Art Review, October 2005 Peter Beey, Shannon Ebner, Frieze, issue 92

Roberta Smith, Shannon Ebner, Dead Democracy Letters, The New York Times, Art in Review, March 18 Rebecca Cascade, Character Building, Shannon Ebner’s witty installations and stark photography are hardly politics as usual, Elle Magazine

 

2004

 

Holly Myers, The city of L.A., gauzy but familiar, Los Angeles Times, August 20 Michael Ned Holte, Itineraries, Artforum

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

2014
installation view, kaufmann repetto, milan

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

2014
installation view, kaufmann repetto, milan

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

2014
installation view, kaufmann repetto, milan

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

2014
installation view, kaufmann repetto, milan

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

2014
installation view, kaufmann repetto, milan

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

black box collision A: gasoline & auto electric

2014
installation view, kaufmann repetto, milan

auto body collision

auto body collision

2014
installation view, fondazione memmo, rome

auto body collision

auto body collision

2014
installation view, fondazione memmo, rome

auto body collision

auto body collision

2014
installation view, fondazione memmo, rome

auto body collision

auto body collision

2014
installation view, fondazione memmo, rome

auto body collision

auto body collision

2014
installation view, fondazione memmo, rome

2013
installation view, wallspace, new york

2013
the man in the white hat dropped it, 2013, 18 framed epson prints, 30 x 43 in (each of 18)

an unrested image

an unrested image

2013
video
29', loop

an unrested image

an unrested image

(detail)
2013
video
29', loop

an unrested image

an unrested image

(detail)
2013
video
29', loop

primer

primer

2013
epson print
182,9 x 96,5 cm

image pattern gratification

image pattern gratification

2013
epson print
114,3 x 87,6 cm

IT

IT

2009
epson print
76,2 x 21,6 cm / 61 x 50,8 cm

subject lost

subject lost

2013
epson print
210,2 x 54,6 cm

redacted A

redacted A

2012
archival pigment print
111,8 x 152,4 cm

ecstatic alphabets

ecstatic alphabets

2012
installation view, MoMa, new york

ecstatic alphabets

ecstatic alphabets

2012
installation view, MoMa, new york

ecstatic alphabets

ecstatic alphabets

2012
installation view, MoMa, new york

ecstatic alphabets

ecstatic alphabets

2012
installation view, MoMa, new york

2011
installation view, hammer museum, los angeles

2011
installation view, hammer museum, los angeles

2011
installation view, hammer museum, los angeles

2011
installation view, la><art, los angeles

and, per se and

and, per se and

2011
installation view, la><art, los angeles

and, per se and

and, per se and

2011
installation view, la><art, los angeles

from the electric comma series (a.l.n.g.u.e.*.f.x.p.s.r.)

from the electric comma series (a.l.n.g.u.e.*.f.x.p.s.r.)

2011
chromogenic print, 610 x 320 cm , illuminations, installation view, 54th venice biennale, venice

from the electric comma series (a.l.n.g.u.e.*.f.x.p.s.r.)

from the electric comma series (a.l.n.g.u.e.*.f.x.p.s.r.)

2011
chromogenic print, 610 x 320 cm , installation view, "illuminations", 54th venice biennale, venice

illuminations

illuminations

2011
installation view, 54th venice biennale

eksiz

eksiz

2011
chromogenic print
160 x 100 cm

eks

eks

2011
chromogenic print
160 x 100 cm

xis

xis

2011
chromogenic print
160 x 122,5 cm

2010
installation view, berlin biennial, berlin

2010
installation view, berlin biennial, berlin

gloria

gloria

2010
six chromogenic prints
160x122 cm each

(...)

(...)

2010
cinderblocks, cement and bricks
300 x 200 x 20 cm

untitled (asterisk)

untitled (asterisk)

2010
chromogenic print
160 x 122 cm

etc.

etc.

2010
chromogenic print
160 x 122 cm

some clouds

some clouds

2009
chromogenic print
80 x 112 cm

the sun as error

the sun as error

2009
chromogenic print
107 x 82 cm

the sun as error

the sun as error

2010
chromogenic print
82,5 x 77 cm

untitled (strike)

untitled (strike)

2009
chromogenic print
160 x 122 cm

blank field

blank field

2009
chromogenic print
160 x 122 cm

erratum cum laude

erratum cum laude

2009
chromogenic print
61 x 48 cm

2008
installation view, whitney biennial, new york

the leaning tree

the leaning tree

2002/2008
chromogenic print
86 x 127 cm

the crooked sign

the crooked sign

2006
chromogenic print
167 x 124 cm

is dead

is dead

2006
ink jet prints, wheatpaste, gesso, plywood panels
244 x 488 cm
installation view, the whitney museum, new york

landscape incarceration

landscape incarceration

2003
chromogenic print
81 x 103 cm

raw war

raw war

2004
chromogenic print
52 x 60 cm