Bruce Nauman

Biography

°1941, Indiana, US

Solo Exhibitions

2018

“Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts,” Schaulager, Basel, CH
Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
MoMA PS1, New York, US
“Time Tunnel: Bruce Nauman’s Corridor Installation with Mirror – San Jose Installation,” Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery at San Jose State University, San Jose, US
“Bruce Nauman: Parameters,” Estancia Femsa – Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, MX
“Bruce Nauman: No, No, New Museum,” Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, US
“Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor,” Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, Davis, CA

2017

“Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US

2016

Bruce Nauman. Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Bruce Nauman: Language Body,” Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest
College of Art, Portland, US
“Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, i through vii,” Sperone Westwater, New York, US
“Bruce Nauman: Natural Light, Blue Light Room,” Blain|Southern, London, UK

Bruce Nauman. Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden (Waldfrieden Sculpture Park), Wuppertal, DE
Bruce Nauman. Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, FR
Bruce Nauman. Friedrich Kiesler Stiftung, Vienna, AT
Bruce Nauman: Selected Works from 1967-1990. Gagosian Gallery, Paris, FR
Case Study. Body, space and time in Bruce Nauman. Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, ES.

2013

Bruce Nauman / mindfuck. Hauser & Worth, London, UK
Bruce Nauman. Göteburgs Konstmuseum (Gothenburg Museum of Art), Göteborg, SE
Bruce Nauman: Some Illusions - Drawings and Videos. Sperone Westwater, New York, US

2012

Bruce Nauman: Infrared Outtakes, Soft Ground Etchings, and Crossbeams. Galeria La Caja Negra, Madrid, ES
Bruce Nauman: Basements. Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, US
Bruce Nauman: Inside the White Cube. White Cube, London, UK
Bruce Nauman: Days. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Bruce Nauman: One Hundred Fish Fountain. Gagosian Gallery, New York, US

2011

Bruce Nauman: Der Wahre Künstler. Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, DE
Bruce Nauman: Für Kinder / Beschriebene Kombinationen. Konrad Fischer Galerie Berlin, Berlin, DE
Bruce Nauman: Combinations Described (Chicago). Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, US

2010

Bruce Nauman: Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square. Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, DE
Bruce Nauman: Dream Passage. Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, DE
Bruce Nauman: Days. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: For Children/For Beginners. Sperone Westwater, New York, US
Bruce Nauman's Works. Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, FR
Video Screening 2: Bruce Nauman. Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, JP

2009

Bruce Nauman: Dead Shot Dan. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, US
Bruce Nauman: Diamond Mind Circle of Tears Fallen All Around Me (1975). Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, US
Bruce Nauman. Tramway, Glasgow, SCH
Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens. United States Exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennale, United States Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale, Venice; Universitá luav di Venezia at Tolentini, Venice, Italy; Exhibition Spaces at
Universitá Ca’ Foscari, Venice, IT
Bruce Nauman: Drawings for Neons. Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, US
Notations / Bruce Nauman: Days and Giorni. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US
Bruce Nauman: One Video and Works on paper. Galleria Zabert, Torino, IT
Nie/No, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, US
Pay Attention... Prints and Multiples 1971-2007, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, US

2008

Bruce Nauman: Drawings for Installations. Sperone Westwater, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: Studies for Holograms. Specific Object/ David Platzker, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: Fonte de cem peixes, 2005, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, PT
Beautiful People, Centre d'Art la Panera, Lerida, CO
Bruce Nauman: Fingers and Holes. Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, BE

2007

A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s. University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA. Traveled to: Castello di
Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy; The Menil Collection, Houston, US
Bruce Nauman: Soft Ground Etchings and Infrared Outtakes. Joni Moisant Eeyl, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: One Hundred Fish Fountain. Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, DE
Fokus: Bruce Nauman. Museum für Gegenwartskunst- Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel, CH

2006

Bruce Nauman: Information as Poetry. Craig F. Starr Associates, New York, US
Nauman: Make Me Think Me. Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK; Traveled to: Museo d'Arte Donna Regina, Naples, IT
Bruce Nauman: Mental Exercises. NRW – Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, DE
Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US; Traveled to: Indianopolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, US; Henry Art Gallery, University of
Washington, Seattle, US; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, US; Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, CA Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AU; Queensland Art Gallery, South
Brisbane, AU (through 2008).

2005

Bruce Nauman. Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Knokke-Heist, BE
Bruce Nauman – Druckgrafik aus öffentlichen Schweizer Sammlungen. Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur, CH
Pay Attention: Bruce Nauman Videos from the Collection of Barbara Balkin Cottle and Robert Cottle. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, US
Mapping The Studio: Bruce Nauman Video Works. National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, AU
Bruce Nauman: Audio Video Underground Chamber and Early Films. MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, AT
Circuito Fechado: Filmes e videos de Bruce Nauman, 1967 – 2001. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio De Janeiro, BR

2004

Bruce Nauman: Setting a Good Corner (Allegory & Metaphor). Power House Memphis, US
Bruce Nauman. PKM Gallery, Seoul, KR
Raw Materials: The Unilever Series: Bruce Nauman. Tate Modern, London, UK

2003

Bruce Nauman: Theaters of Experience. Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, DE

2002

Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage). DIA Center for the Arts, New York, US; Traveled to: Ludwig Museum, Cologne, DE (through 2003).
Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio II (Fat Chance John Cage). Sperone Westwater, New York, US; Traveled to: Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Basel, CH; (through 2003).
Bruce Nauman, All Action Edit – Mapping the Studio I, Office Edit I, Office Edit II with Color 7 Shift, Flip, Flop & Flip/Flop. Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, DE

2001

Bruce Nauman, Selected Works. Zwirner & Wirth, New York, US

1999

Bruce Nauman. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Bruce Nauman: Flesh to White to Black to Flesh. The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US
Bruce Nauman: 1973-1988, Graphic Works. Pepe Cobo Gallery, Seville, SP
Setting a Good Corner (Allegory & Metaphor). Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

Bruce Nauman: Versuchsanordnungen, Werke 1965–1994. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE
Bruce Nauman: Films, 1967–69. Dia Center for the Arts in collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: Selected Works, 1970–96. Galleri Riis, Oslo, NO

1997

Bruce Nauman: Shadow Puppet Spinning Head. Galerie Hauser + Wirth, Zürich, CH
Bruce Nauman: Violent Incident, Saint-Gervais Genève, CH
Bruce Nauman, 1985–1996: Drawings, Prints, and Related Works. The Aldrich Musuem of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, US; Traveled to: Cleveland Center
for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, US
Bruce Nauman. Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Florence, IT
Bruce Nauman: Image/Text, 1966–1996. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE; Traveled to: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Nykytaiteen museo/Museum of Contemporary Art
Kiasma, Helsinki, FI (through 1999)

1996

Bruce Nauman: Rotating Glass Walls. Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Bruce Nauman. Konsthall Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
Bruce Nauman: Spring 1996 Exhibition. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE
Fifteen Pairs of Hands, White Bronze, ‘End of the World,’ with Lloyd Maines. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, US
Bruce Nauman- Video and Sculpture. Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, US

1995

Bruce Nauman: Recent Prints and Monoprints. Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, US
Bruce Nauman: Elliott's Stones. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
Fingers and Holes. Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York, US

1994

Bruce Nauman: Falls, Pratfalls and Sleights of Hand. Leo Castelli Gallery, 420 West Broadway, New York, US Traveled to: Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, UK; Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece (through 1995)
Bruce Nauman: Sieben Tugenden und Sieben Laster. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE

1993

Bruce Nauman: Light Works. Steinberg Hall, Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, US
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, US
Bruce Nauman (Retrospective). Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, SP; Traveled to: The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, US; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US; Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, CH (through 1995)

1992

Bruce Nauman: Neons. Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Bruce Nauman. Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AU
Bruce Nauman. Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, CA

1991

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, US
Bruce Nauman: Prints. Gallery 360, Tokyo, JA
Bruce Nauman—OK OK OK. Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Bruce Nauman. Galerie Metropol, Vienna, AU
Bruce Nauman: Prints and Multiples. Thea Westreich, New York. Traveled to: Museum van Hedendaagse, Ghent, BE; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, IE; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL;
Heiligenkreuzerhof, Hoschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, AT; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; City Museum, Stoke on Trent, UK; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL (through 1992)

1990

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, US
Bruce Nauman. Galerie B. Coppens and R. Van De Velde, Brussels, BE
Bruce Nauman: Shadow Puppets and Instructed Mime. Sperone Westwater, New York, US
Bruce Nauman. Leo Castelli Gallery, 420 West Broadway, New York, US
Bruce Nauman. 65 Thompson Street Gallery, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: Redierungen, Lithographien, Multiples. Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, DE
Bruce Nauman. Galerie Langer Fain, Paris, FR
Bruce Nauman: Skulpturen und Installationen, 1985–1990. Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, CH; Traveled to: Städtische Galerie, Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, DE; Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, CH

1989

Bruce Nauman: New Prints (Published by Brooke Alexander in Conjunction with Coosje van Bruggen's Monograph on the Artist). Sperone Westwater, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: New Sculptures. Texas Gallery, Houston, US
Bruce Nauman: Druckgraphik, 1970–1988. Galerie Fred Jahn, Münich, DE
Bruce Nauman: Heads and Bodies. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE
Bruce Nauman: Prints 1970–89. Castelli Graphics, New York, and Lorence-Monk Gallery, New York. Simultaneously shown at: Donald Young Gallery, Chicago,
US; Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, US
Bruce Nauman: A Survey. Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK

1988

Bruce Nauman: Video, 1965–1986. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
Bruce Nauman. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE
Bruce Nauman. Sperone Westwater, New York, US
Bruce Nauman. Galeries Contemporaines, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR

1987

Bruce Nauman: Neon and Video. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, US
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, US

1986

Bruce Nauman. Texas Gallery, Houston, US
Bruce Nauman. Jean Bernier, Athens, GR
Bruce Nauman: Oeuvres Sur Papier. Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR
Bruce Nauman. Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH; Traveled to: Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR; Whitechapel Art Gallery, UK (through 1987)
Bruce Nauman: Drawings/Zeichnungen, 1965–1986. Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, CH; Traveled to: Kunsthalle Tubingen, DE; Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, DE; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL; Kunstraum, Münich, Germany; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, West DE; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US; Contemporary Arts
Museum, Houston, US; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, US (through 1988).

1985

New Work: Neons and Drawings. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, US
New Neons. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE
Leo Castelli Gallery, 420 West Broadway, New York, US

1984

Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Daniel Weinberg, Los Angeles, US
Bruce Nauman: New Sculptures and Drawings. Carol Taylor Art, Dallas, US
Room with My Soul Left Out. Leo Castelli Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York, US
Seven Virtues and Seven Vices: White Anger, Red Danger, Yellow Peril, Black Death. Sperone Westwater, New York, US

1983

Carol Taylor Art, Dallas, US
Hoffnung/Neid. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE.
Bruce Nauman: Dream Passage, Stadium Piece, Musical Chairs—Drei neue Arbeiten. Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, West DE

1982

Bruce Nauman: Violins, Violence, Silence. Leo Castelli Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York and Sperone Westwater Fischer, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: Neons. The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, US

1981

Maud Boreel Print Art, The Hague, NL
Bruce Nauman: 1/12 Scale Models for Underground Pieces. Albuquerque Museum, US
Stone Sculpture: Enforced Perspective. Allegory and Symbolism. Ace Gallery, Venice, US
Bruce Nauman, 1972–1981. Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, NL
Traveled to: Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, West DE
Lessons. Texas Gallery, Houston, US
Bruce Nauman: New Iron Casting, Plaster, and Drawings. Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, US
Bruce Nauman: Photo Piece, Window Screen, Hologram, Neon Sculptures, Cast-Iron Sculpture, 4 Drawings, 1967–1981. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Zürich, CH

1980

Bruce Nauman. Leo Castelli Gallery, 420 West Broadway, New York, US
Bruce Nauman: New Sculpture. Hill's Gallery of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, US
North, East, South, South East. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE
Bruce Nauman. InK, Halle für Internationale neue Kunst, Zurich, CH
Carol Taylor Art, Dallas, US
Forced Perspective or False Perspective: Drawings by Bruce Nauman. Nigel Greenwood, London, UK

1979

Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, DE
Bruce Nauman. Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, US
Bruce Nauman: An Installation. Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, US
Large Scale Sculptures: Cor-Ten Steel. Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Bruce Nauman: Prints. Hester van Royen Gallery, London, UK

1978

Bruce Nauman. Leo Castelli Gallery, 420 West Broadway, New York, US
Large Studies in Combinations of Olive, Mustard and Pink Fiberglass and Polyester Resin in 4 Groups and One Study in Cast Iron All at 1:50 Scale of Combinations of Shafts, Trenches, and Tunnels. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf,
DE
Bruce Nauman. InK, Halle für Internationale neue Kunst, Zürich, CH
1/12 Scale Study in Fiberglass and Plaster for Cast Iron of a Trench and Four Tunnels in Concrete at Full Scale. Art Gallery, California State University, San Diego, US
Wood, Plaster and Steel Works and Cor-Ten Steel Sculpture. Ace Gallery, Vancouver, CA

1976

Installation Diamond Mind). Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, US
Enforced Perspective: Allegory and Symbolism. Ace Gallery, Vancouver, BC, CA
White Breathing. UNLV Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, US
Drawings. Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Enforced Perspective: Allegory and Symbolism. Ace Gallery, Venice, US
The Consummate Mask of Rock. Sperone Westwater Fischer. Traveled to: Ileana Sonnabend Gallery, New York, US; Leo Castelli Gallery, 420 West Broadway, New York, US; Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, US(through 1977).

1975

Bruce Nauman: Cones/Cojones. Leo Castelli Gallery, 420 West Broadway, New York, US
The Consummate Mask of Rock. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, US
Forced Perspective: Open Mind, Closed Mind, Equal Mind, Parallel Mind (Allegory and Symbolism). Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE

1974

Yellow Body. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE
Yellow Triangular Room. Santa Ana College Art Gallery, CA
Wall with Two Fans. Wide White Space, Antwerp, BE
Bruce Nauman. P. M. J. Self Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Art in Progress, Münich, DE
Galerie Sonnabed, Paris, FR

1973

Bruce Nauman: Floating Room. Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, US; Traveled to: Leo Castelli Gallery, 4 East 77th Street, New York, US
Flayed Earth/Flayed Self (Skin/Sink). Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Image Projection and Displacement (No promises). Ace Gallery, Vancouver, CA

1972

Bruce Nauman: 16mm Filme 1967–1970. Ursula Wevers, Cologne, DE
Helman Gallery, St. Louis, US
Bruce Nauman: Work from 1965 to 1972. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US; Traveled
to: Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, CH; Stadtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, DE; Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL; Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US; San Francisco Museum
of Art, San Francisco, US (through 1974)

1971

Leo Castelli Gallery, 4 East 77th Street, New York, NY.
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, FR
Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE
Studies on Holograms, Five Silkscreens and New Lithographs. Betty Gold Fine Modern Prints, Los Angeles, US
Left or Standing, Standing or Left Standing. Leo Castelli Gallery, 420 Broadway, New York, US
Helman Gallery, St. Louis, US
Natural Light, Blue Light Room. Ace Gallery, Vancouver, BC, CA
Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, CH
Galleria Françoise Lambert, Milan, IT

1970

Bruce Nauman. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany.
20/20 Gallery, London, Ontario, CA
Galleria Sperone, Turin, IT
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Untitled: Corridor Piece with Mirror. San Jose State College, San Jose, US
Studies for Holograms. Galerie Ricke, Cologne, DE
Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, CH
Helman Gallery, St. Louis, US

1969

Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Bruce Nauman: Holograms, Videotapes and Other Works. Leo Castelli, New York, US
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, FR
Bruce Nauman: Photographs. School of Visual Arts, New York, US
Audio/ Video Projects. Paddy Cellar, San Francisco, US

1968

Bruce Nauman. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, US
Sacramento State College Art Gallery, Sacramento, US
6 Day Week: 6 Sound Problems. Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, DE

1966

1966 Master of Arts degree exhibition. University of California, Davis, US
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Artworks

TV Clown, 1988, Lithograph on Transpagra paper, 762 x 111 mm, edition of 35

Learned Helplessness from Rats, 1988, Hand-ground etching/dry-point, 394 x457 mm, edition of 35

Large Carousel, 1988, Dry-point on Somerset Satin paper, 846 x 1016 mm

Studies for Holograms, 1970, A portfolio of five screenprints each framed on 100 lb. Kromekote paper, 660 x 660 mm, edition of 150 and 10 A.P.

Bruce Nauman, Suck Cuts, 1973, Lithograph on Arjomari paper, 984 x 796 mm, edition of 34