EXHIBITION HISTORY

 

SOLO

2016

“Dough Play”, Le Confort-Moderne, Poitiers, France; The Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Misako & Rosen Gallery, Tokyo

2014

“TV Family,” Museo MADRE, Naples

2011

“The Lift Trilogy,” Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples

2010

“REpotting,” Green Gallery East, Milwaukee
“Drive Thru,” Green Gallery East, Milwaukee

2009 

“Lift: Part 2,” Green Gallery East, Milwaukee

2008 

“Ice Cream Social,” Misako-Rosen Gallery, Tokyo

2006 

The Flowered Snowmen Prints,” Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

2005

“Ice Cream Social 1993-2004,” Miller Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh

2004

“Ice Cream Social 1993-2004,” Musee d”art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2003

“Ice Cream Social,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
“The Curb Decor Series,” Feature, New York
Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

2002 

“Scanasonic,” Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
“David Robbins,” Cubitt, London

2001

“Recent Work,” Feature, New York
“Pretty Funny,” Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
“Frontierland,” The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2000

The Institute of Visual Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , Milwaukee

1999

“Mortar Work,” Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
“Two or Three Comedies,” The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

1998

“Assorted Comedies,” Feature Inc, New York

1996

“Drawings,” Feature Inc, New York

1995

“The Cabinet of Dr. Kalimari,” Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples
“La Comédie Humain,” Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

1994

“Situation Comedies,” Feature Inc, New York

1993

“Construction Estimates for the Institute for Advanced Comedic Behavior,” Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York
“Baustellung,” Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria

1991

“Concrete Comedy, Personal Politics, Contextual Genetics,” Feature, New York
“Psychosafari,” Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris  (brochure)
“The German Reunification Public Sculpture Competition,” Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

1990

“Signs of Faith,” Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Galerie Achim Kubinski, Stuttgart, Germany

1989

“The Fool Show 1,” Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“The Fool Show 2,” American Fine Arts Co., New York
Dia Gramma, Milan, Italy

1988

“Demographics,” Galerie Dorrie/Preiss, Hamburg
“World Tour ’88,” Galerie Christoph Durr, Munich

1987

“The Art Dealers’ Optical Tests,” Gallery Nature Morte, New York
303 Gallery, New York
“Petrified Forest Estates Lot #296,” (collaboration with Clegg & Guttmann), Cable Gallery, New York

1986

“The David Robbins Show,” Gallery Nature Morte, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015/16

“Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner,” Whitney Museum, New York/Centre Pompidou, Paris

2014

The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2013

“A Study in Midwestern Appropriation,” curated by Michelle Grabner, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

2012

“This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s,” curated by Helen Molesworth, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“Last Laugh,” curated by Summer Guthery, The Company, Los Angeles
“Estate,” a Lucie Fontaine project at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
“Twenty-Five Years of Talent,” curated by Michelle Grabner, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
“Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art,” Smart Museum at The University of Chicago; Blaffer Museum, Houston; SITE Sante Fe, Santa Fe

2011

“The Unfinished Film,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Entertainment,” Greene/Naftali Gallery, New York
“Undressing the Monument,” Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee

2010

The Independent Art Fair, New York

2009

“Picturing the Studio,” Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
“Pop Life: Art In a Material World,” Tate Modern, London
No Soul For Sale Art Fair, New York
“Practice, Practice, Practice,” curated by Michael Smith, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin

2008

“Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art,” Barbican Art Gallery, London

2004

“East Village U.S.A.” curated by Dan Cameron, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

2003

“Utopia Station,” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist et al, Venice Biennale
David Zwirner Gallery, New York

Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

2001

“Texty,” M du B F H & G Gallery, Montreal
Altered Landscape”, LFL Gallery, New York

2000

“Elysian Fields,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral,” Feature Inc, New York

1999

“Apposite Opposites: Photography from the MCA Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“Fame after Photography,” Museum of Modern Art, New York; curated by Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric
“Private View,” Galleria Civica, Bolsano, Italy
“Canceled,” Apex Art, New York
“audio visual” Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, co-curated by Kelly Taxter and Allston Skirt Gallery

1998

“Lost in the Woods: Foliage and Form at the Turn of the Century,” The New Art Center in Newton, Newtonville MA; curated by Randi Hopkins
“Tableaux aux Murs,” FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France

1997

“Dike Blair, David Robbins,” Feature Inc, New York
Beret International Gallery, Chicago
“From a Whisper to a Scream,” Ten in One Gallery, Chicago
“Hermetic Summer,” TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago
“No Small Feat,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago 

1996

“a/drift:” Scenes from the Penetrable Culture, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY; curated by Joshua Decter (catalogue)
“Arte Fotografica,” Palazzo Cesi, Acquasparta, Rome, Italy; curated by V. Gravano (catalogue)
“Openspace,” Museo Civico, Moderna, Italy; curated by Carlo Santamaria and Umberto Raucci (catalogue)
“More Than Real,” Royal Palace, Caserta, Italy; curated by Carlo Santamaria, Umberto Raucci, and Massimo Sgroi(catalogue)
“Everything That’s Interesting is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection,” Deste Foundation, Athens  School of Fine Arts, the factory; Athens, Greece (catalogue)
“Snow Job,” Usine, Geneva, Switzerland; curated by Christophe Cherix

1995

“Strung  Into the Apollonian Dream…,” Feature Inc, New York
“Crystal Blue Persuasion,” Feature Inc, New York
“I Gaze a Gazely Stare,” Feature Inc, New York
“Mapping: A Response to MoMA,” American Fine Arts Co, New York; curated by Peter Fend
“Phallic Symbols: Phallic Images in Contemporary Art,” 24 Hours for Life Gallery, New York; curated by Hal Bromm
“b/w photos,” Feature Inc, New York

1994

“Please Don’t Hurt Me,” Galerie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Cabinet Gallery, London; curated by Jack Jaeger
“The Social Fabric,” Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania; curated by Paula Marincola
“Gift,” The InterArt Center, New York; curated by Gideon Ponti, Brigit Spears, and Neville Wakefield
“Die Orte der Kunst,” Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany (catalogue)
“L’hiver de l’amour,” Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; PS1 Museum, Long Island City, NY; curated by Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm (catalogue)
“Pictures of the World (in Real Time),” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; L’Usine (Le Consortium), Dijon, France; Le Capitou, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fréjus, France; Stadtische Galerie, Goppingen, Germany; Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy; Hera Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan; curated by Robert Nickas (catalogue)
“The Use of Pleasure,” Terrain, San Francisco; curated by Robert Nickas (catalogue)
“Page 5,” 45 Broadway Gallery, New York; curated by Elizabeth Olbert
Sammlung Volkmann, Kaspar König, Berlin
Feature Inc, New York

1993

“Commodity Image,” International Center for Photography/Midtown, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA; curated by Willis Hartshorn
“Parallax View: New York – Köln,” PS1 Museum, Long Island City NY and Goethe House, New York NY
“The Return of the Cadavre Exquis,” The Drawing Center, New York, and subsequent tour; curated by Ann Philbin and Ingrid Schaffner(catalogue)
“Monumental Propaganda,” Courtyard Gallery, World Financial Center, New York and subsequent tour; organized by Olympia & York and Independent Curators Incorporated, New York (catalogue)
“Live in Your Head,” Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna; curated by Robert Nickas (catalogue)
“Sex  – Money – Politics,” Nancy Drysdale Gallery, Washington DC (catalogue)

1992

“Works, Concepts, Processes, Situations, Information,” Galerie 1900-2000, Galerie de Poche, Paris; curated by Robert Nickas
“Teppische,” Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
“Hollywood, Hollywood; Identity Under the Guise of Celebrity,” Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA; curated by Fred Fehlau (catalogue)
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York
Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

1991

“Das Offentliche Bild,” Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
“Proieziono,” Castello di Rivara, Rivara, Italy; curated by Gregorio Magnani
“The Private Eye,” Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam
“Neighborhood,” Artist’s International Research, Amsterdam
Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

1990

“Towards a Non-Representational Photography,” CEPA, Buffalo NY; curated by Stephen Frailey
“In the Beginning…,” Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland; curated by Bill Radawec
“Leche-Vitrines,” Arts Museucal Festival, Brussels
Marta Cervera Gallery, New York

1989

“Image World,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
“The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980’s,” The National Museum of Art, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center; Minneapolis; curated by Joshua P Smith and Merry A Foresta (catalogue)
“Abstraction in Contemporary Photography,” International Center for Photography/Midtown, New York; Hamilton College, Clinton NY (catalogue)
“D & S Austellung,” Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg (catalogue)
“Double Take,” Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH; curated by Hudson
“A Climate of Site,” Barbara Farber Gallery, Amsterdam; curated by Robert Nickas

1988 

“Information as Ornament,” Feature and Rezac Gallery, Chicago; curated by Hudson and Suzan Rezac (catalogue)
“Prince, McCollum, Robbins,” PPS Galerie, Hamburg
“Presi per Incatemento,” Padiglione;Arte Contemporanea, Milan; curated by Gregorio Magnani and Daniella Salvioni (catalogue)
“Two to Tango,” International Center for Photography, New York
“International Landscape,” Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; curated by Christian Nagel and Matthias Buck (catalogue)
“Works, Concepts, Processes, Situations, Information,” Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf; curated by Robert Nickas

1987

“Fake,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York NY; curated by William Olander (catalogue)
“Constitution,” The Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia; curated by Group Material

“The New Who’s Who,” Hoffman Borman Gallery, Los Angeles; curated by Marvin Heiferman
Galerie Hufkens-Noirhomme, Brussels
Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
Galerie Amer, Vienna
“Romance,” Knight Gallery, Charlotte NC; curated by Ronald Jones
Metro Pictures, New York
“Perverted by Language,” Hillwood Art Gallery, CW Post Campus, Brookville NY; curated by Robert Nickas
Galerie Christoph Durr, Munich
“Beyond the Image,” First Street Forum, St Louis
“The Spectre of Saturation,” McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington DC; curated by Howard Halle
“New Photography,” Feature, Chicago
“Benefit for AIDS research,” Nature Morte, New York

1986

“Rooted Rhetoric,” Castel dell’Ovo, Naples; curated by Joseph Kosuth (catalogue)
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
“Uplifted Atmospheres, Borrowed Taste,” Hallwalls, Buffalo NY; curated by Howard Halle
303 Gallery, New York
“When Attitude Becomes Form,” Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

1985 

“Richard Prince, David Robbins,” 303 Gallery, New York
“Infotainment,” Texas Gallery, Houston; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO (catalogue)
“Autogeneticphotophasia,” Christminster Gallery, New York; curated by Bill Komoski
“Talking Back to the Media,” Aorta Gallery, Amsterdam
“Persona Non Grata,”Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York; curated by Collins and Milazzo
“Artists as Critics and Dealers,” Mo David Gallery, New York; curated by Robert Nickas
“Objects in Collision,” The Kitchen, New York
“Paravision,” Postmasters, New York; curated by Collins and Milazzo
Feature, Chicago
Nature Morte, New York

1984

“Semi(op)tics,” International With Monument, New York; curated by Steven Parrino
“The New Capital,” Nature Morte, New York; White Columns, New York; curated by Collins and Milazzo

1981

“Real Life Magazine Presents,” White Columns, New York; curated by Thomas Lawson