David Kordansky Gallery

  • Question the Wall Itself, 2016-2017, organized by Fionn Meade with Jordan Carter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Installation view
  • Present Sore, 2016, HD video with color and sound, 8:30 minutes, Edition of 5 with 2 AP
    Question the Wall Itself, 2016-2017, organized by Fionn Meade with Jordan Carter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Installation view
  • Chômage Technique, 2016, plaster, wax, oil, steel, overall: 28 3/8 x 17 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches (72.1 x 43.8 x 40 cm)
  • Model Malady, 2016, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, Installation view
  • Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, organized by Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker, 2016, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
  • Smoker (Gold Flake), 2016, silkscreen and inkjet on paper, artist frame, 36 x 48 x 1 1/2 inches (91.4 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm), unique
  • Prosthetic Everyday, 2013, HD video with color and sound, 12:00 minutes, Edition of 5 with 2 AP, Prosthetic Everyday, 2015, 356 Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
  • Poser (Comic Shorts), 2015, silkscreen and inkjet on paper, metal frame, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm), unique
  • Skins and Stand-ins, 2015, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Installation view
  • Yea High (sweetpreparator), 2015, plaster, drywall, oil, steel, 26 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (67.3 x 47 x 8.9 cm), unique
  • Pop Star, 2015, HD video with color, 2:45 minutes, looped, Edition of 2 with 1 AP
  • Lauréat du prix Lafayette, 2014, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, Installation view
  • Hustle in Hand, 2014, (still) HD video with color and sound, 9:40 minutes, Edition of 4 with 2 AP
  • Parade, 2014, (still) HD video with color and sound, 38:00 minutes, Edition of 5 with 2 AP
  • Exhibiting, 2013, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany, Installation view
  • Lean Mean Posing Machine, 2012, (detail) marble, 24.02 x 53.15 x 13.78 inches (61 x 135 x 35 cm)
  • Exhibiting, 2013, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany, Installation view
  • Change of Events, 2012, offset and c-print on paper, framed, left: 19.69 x 17.32 inches (50 x 44 cm), framed, right: 39.37 x 27.56 inches (100 x 70 cm), Edition of 3 with 2 AP
  • ILLUMInations, 54th International Venice Biennial, 2011, Venice, Italy, Installation view
  • Factor Green, 2011, (still) HD video, color, sound, 5:49 minutes, Edition of 5 with 2 AP
  • Based in Berlin, 2011, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany, Installation view
  • Photoscaled 3 (Magenta), 2011, c-print on paper, 19.69 x 17.32 inches (50 x 44 cm), unique
  • Crop Jock, 2011, inkjet on paper, framed: 62.99 x 47.24 inches (160 x 120 cm), Edition of 2 with 1 AP
  • Downscaled Upscaled 2, 2011, c-print on paper, 19.69 x 17.32 inches (50 x 44 cm), Edition of 1 with 1 AP
  • The Regulating Line, 2005, (still) SD video, 3:40 minutes, Edition of 5 with 2 AP

Biography

born 1975, Geneva, Switzerland
lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

2001-2002
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1995-2000
Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Geneva, Switzerland


SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2017
Shahryar Nashat, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
MEAN DREAM & SHOULDER REGIME, Rodeo Gallery, London, England

2016
Model Malady, Portikus, Frankfurt
Hard Up For Support, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

2015
Skins and Stand-ins, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Posers, Smokers and Backup Dancers, Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany
Prosthetic Everyday, 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Lauréat du prix Lafayette, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Kunstpreis der Stadt Nordhorn 2014: Shahryar Nashat, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany

2012
Replay the Ruse, Silberkuppe, Berlin
Stunt, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, Germany

2011
One Stop Jock, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey
Workbench, Studio Voltaire, London, England
Strawberry 96, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy

2010
Line Up, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

2009
Remains To Be Seen, Neue Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Plaque, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, England
Plaque and Others, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Postdam, Germany

2008
Placed High For Dramatic Impact, Galeria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy
Das Biespiel, Attitudes, Geneva, Switzerland
Inside Story and Stereo Escape, with Julian Göthe, Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany

2007
No Norm, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

2006
Because the Ultimate Foundation is not Founded, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Germany
Accademia, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

2005
Overthrowing the King in his Own Mind, with Marc Bauer and Alexia Walther, Kunstmuseum, Solothurn, Switzerland

2004
Optimism, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Italian Studies, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland

2002
154 days, Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
Laterally Yours, Kunstverein im Katharinen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
In Return, with Ryan Gander, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
Unreasonably Resonant, Centre pour l’Image Contamporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

2001
And Then He’s Meant to Disappear, Galerie Elisabeth Kauffmann, Zurich, Switzerland


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2017
REST IN THE FURROWS OF MY SKIN, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Mario Merz Prize Finalists Exhibition, 2nd Edition, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
Transmissions from the Etherspace, curated by João Laia, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
*Myths of the Marble, co-organized by Alex Klein and Milena Hoegsberg, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
*The Inner Skin – Art and Shame, Marta Herford Museum, Herford, Germany
Moving is in Every Direction: Environments, Installations, Narrative Spaces, organized by Anna-Catharina Gebbers and Gabriele Knapstein, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

2016
See sun, and think shadow, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Question the Wall Itself, organized by Fionn Meade with Jordan Carter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Bodies and Stages, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
*Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal, curated by Philippe Pirotte, Montrėal, Canada
20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
*Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, organized by Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2015
The Cold Libido, curated by Gürsoy Doğtaş, The Goetz Collection at Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Ethiopia/Utopia, curated by Marie de Brugerollen, Institut Curatorial de la HEAD, Geneva, Switzerland
Off Broadway, curated by Nairy Baghramian, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Chicken and The Egg, The Chicken, Rodeo, London, England

2014
8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Coming to Reality, Futura, Prague; SVIT Praha, Prague
Der Brancusi-Effekt, Karlsplatz, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
8. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Internationale Gruppenausstellung zum Konzept det Wiederholung in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Émergences, Bex Arts, Triennale de sculpture contemporaine Suisse en plein air, Le Bex, France

2013
Exhibiting, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Catch as Catch Can, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Prisma Pavilion, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI

2012
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, curated by Jens Hoffmann, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Lightness of Gravity, Australian Center of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Material Information, Kunstindustrie Museum, Bergen, Norway
The Petrified River, by_vienna – art or life: aesthetics and biopolitics, Lukas Feichter Galerie, Vienna, Austria
LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images 2012, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

2011
ILLUMInations, 54th International Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
A Slowdown at the Museum, Extracity, Antwerp, Belgium, Germany
Based in Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

2010
Old Ideas, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Under One Umbrella, Kunsthall Bergen, Bergen, Norway
H-Box, New Museum, New York, NY; Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland

2009
Scorpio’s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Made in China, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
7×14, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
H-BOX, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Art in the Auditorium, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; Proa Fundacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Shifting Identities, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

2008
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Art in the Auditorium, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
H-BOX, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Tate Modern, London, England
Inside Story and Stereo Escape, with Julian Göthe, Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany

2007
The Eye of the Storm, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
House Trip, Art Forum Berlin, Germany

2006
Globos Sonda/ Trial Balloons, MUSAC, Leon, Spain
Swiss Contemporary Artists, Tokyo City Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Gravity, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2005
Shadows Collide With People, 51st Venice Biennial, Swiss Pavillion, Venice, Italy
Grand Spectacles, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
We Really Have to Strain Ourselves to Still Discover Mysteries on the Street Signs, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
Overthrowing the King in His Own Mind, with Marc Bauer and Alexia Walther, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland

2004
Emozion Eins, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
My Stories, Montevideo, Netherlands Media Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2002
Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Unloaded – Coming Up For Air, Oberschan-Sargans, Oberschan, Switzerland

2001
Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2017
Leaver-yap, Mason, “Figure and Wound: The Human Body in Shahryar Nashat’s Present Sore,” Question The Wall Itself, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2017
“How Important is art as a form of protest?” frieze, April 2017, pp. 90-103
Eastham, Ben, “Myths of the Marble,” art-agenda.com, March 30, 2017
Albrethsen, Pernille, “In Front of the Marble Screen,” Kunstkritikk.com, February 22, 2017
Hagen, Ina, “Visceral Connections on the Blue Marble,” Kunstkritikk.com, February 2, 2017
Forrest, Nicholas, “Absolut Names Finalists of 2017 Absolut Art Award,” BlouinArtInfo.com, January 25, 2017

2016
*Obituary, Sternberg Press, 2016
Harper’s Bazaar Art, October 2016
Heiser, Jörg, “Perfect Pretence,” frieze, September 2016, pp. 212-215
Griffin, Jonathan, “Made in LA,” frieze, Reviews, September 2016, pp. 170-171
Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena, “See What Dealers Are Bringing to Frieze London,” Artnet.com, Art Fairs, September 29, 2016

2014
Heiser, Jörg, “Perfect Pretence,” Frieze, No. 166, Autumn, 2014

2011
Ammer, Manuela, The Pedestal Problem / Das Sockelproblem, Frieze d/e, issue # 2, Autumn 2011
Herbert, Martin, “Exhibition Review: Shahryar Nashat,” Workbench Bidoun, issue # 25, Summer 2011
Panicelli, Ida, “Shahryar Nashat,” Artforum, May 2011

2010
*Downscaled and Overthrown, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Sternberg Press, 2010
*SILBERKUPPE Under One Umbrella, Sternberg Press, 2010
Haq, Nav, Highlights: Shahryar Nashat, Almost Mirroring, Kaleidoscope, Fall 2010

2009
Eric Aichinger, 7×14 Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König
Erster Swiss Exhibition Award geht an den Genfer Kunstraum, Tages Anzeiger, April 2, 2009
Shahryar Nashat gives mystique to a slab at Gateshead BALTIC, Culture24.org, February 9, 2009

2008
Verla Bovino, Emilia, “Shahryar Nashat,” Frieze, Issue # 116, June-August 2008
Chardon, Elisabeth, “L’intensité de la vie figurée par la recherche d’un cône,” Le Temps, May 29, 2008
Eichler, Dominic, “Plaque Beauty – Shahryar Nashat,” Bidoun, Issue # 13, Winter 2008

2006
Octavio Zaya, Yuko Hasegawa, Augustin Perez Rubio, Trial Balloons / Globos Sonda, Actar and MUSAC
Zapperi, Giovanna, “Shahryar Nashat: defying power’s optimism,” Parachute: Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 123, July-September 2006

2005
*Shadows Collide with People: Gianni Motti / Shahryar Nashat / Marco Poloni /Ingrid Wildi, Edition Fink, 2005
Wescott, James, “Report from Venice: The Pavilions,” NY Arts Magazine, July-August 2005
Wescott, James, “Shahryar Nashat in the Swiss Pavilion,” NY Arts Magazine, September-October 2005
Dattenberger, Simone, “Handstand vor den Medicis, Münchner Zeitung,” June 11-12, 2005
Marzahn, Alexander, “Zwischen den Zeilen, Shahryar Nashat vertritt die Schweiz an der Biennale,” Basler Zeitung, June 6, 2005
Mathonnet, Phillippe, “Regards suisses à Venise,” Le Temps, Genéve, June 4, 2005
Zwez, Annelise, “Kunstbullentin,” Kunstmuseum Solothurn, March 2005
Italienische Rhapsodie, “Neue Zürcher Zeitung,” March 19, 2005
Meltzer, Burkhard, “Eine Verschwörung die Viellecht keine ist,” Tages-Anzeiger, March 4, 2005
Chardon, Elisabeth, “A Soleure, trois jeunes plasticiens font du visiteur un roi, pour mieux le renverser,” Le Temps, Genève, February 2, 2005
Zwez, Annelise, Königsmord mit den Mitteln der Kunst, Bieler Tagblatt, 26 Jan 2005

2004
Katharina Ammann, Overthrowing the King in His Own Mind, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, 2004
Schindler, Anna, Shahryar Nashat, Artforum, June 22, 2004

2006
*Anxiety of Influence, The New Wight Biennial, UCLA, Los Angeles, 2006
Palmer, Judith, “Something to Brag About,” Printmaking Today, London, November, 2006
*Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2006, London, 2006
Quest, “special issue #1: Widerstand,” Berlin, 2006
*Happy Believers, Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, 2006

2005
Fronz, Hans-Dieter, “In erster Linie: Kunsthalle Fridericianum,” Kunstforum International 174, January-March, 2005


GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2017
Absolut Art Award finalist, Stockholm, Sweden

2013
Kunstpreis der Stadt Nordhorn, Germany

2003
Swiss Federal Art Prize, Basel, Switzerland

2002
Swiss Federal Art Prize, Basel, Switzerland
Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, Basel, Switzerland

2001
Swiss Federal Art Prize, Basel, Switzerland
Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, Basel, Switzerland
namics e-commerce prize, Lucerne, Switzerland

2000
Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, Basel, Switzerland

    Selected Press

  • Question The Wall Itself
    2017
    Figure and Wound: The Human Body in Shahryar Nashat’s Present Sore
    Mason Leaver-Yap
  • FlashArtOnline.com
    2016
    Shahryar Nashsat, Portikus / Frankfurt
    Viktoria Draganova
  • Mousse
    2016
    Sharyar Nashat: Obituary
    Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
  • Blogs.WalkerArt.org
    2016
    A Narrative for the Body: Shahryar Nashat’s 'Present Sore'
    Ilsa Leaver-Yap
  • L'Officiel Art
    2015
    Présent parfait continu: Shahryar Nashat
    Samantha Greegg
  • ATPDiary.com
    2015
    EXPANDED | Conversation with Adam Linder & Shahryar Nashat
    Francesca Verga
  • Blogs.WalkerArt.org
    2014
    2014: The Year According to Shahryar Nashat
    Misa Jeffereis
  • frieze
    2014
    Perfect Pretence
    Jörg Heiser
  • frieze d/e
    2011
    Das Sockel-problem: The Pedestal Problem
    Manuela Ammer
  • Bidoun
    2011
    Shahryar Nashat: Workbench
    Martin Herbert
  • Artforum
    2011
    Shahryar Nashat: Galleria S.A.L.E.S.
    Ida Panicelli
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