Galerie Fons Welters - Amsterdam

Matthew Monahan

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Biography

Born in Eureka, California, USA, 1972
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

Education
2002 3-months artist’s residency in Xiamen, CN
1999 1 year artist’s residency in Japan
1994-1996 De Ateliers (postgraduate), Amsterdam, NL
1993 Exchange with Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art and Design, Amsterdam, NL
1990-1994 Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA

Awards
2000 Aanmoedigingsprijs, Stichting Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Solo exhibitions
2023
‘Recent Acquisitions’, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, US

2022
‘Now We Are Six’, Massimo de Carlo/Pièce Unique, Paris, FR

2021
Matthew Monahan, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL

2019
‘Boys Don’t Cry’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL

2018
‘frNMEz’, Anton Kern Gallery, NY, USA

2017
‘Mensbeeld – Rabo Art Collection’, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL

2016
‘Shut-ins and Shootouts’, Massimo de Carlo, London, UK
Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, IT

2014
Anton Kern, New York, USA
Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, DE

2012
Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, JP
Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK
Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA

2011
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
KaiKaiKiki Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

2010
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
Massimo di Carlo, Milan, IT

2009
Modern Art, London, UK

2008
Matthew Monahan, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

2007
Focus Matthew Monahan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

2006
Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK

2005
‘Matthew Monahan’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Matthew Monahan’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

2003
Art Basel Miami Beach 2003 (Art Positions), Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2002
‘Nameless Man From Not-Even-Anywhere’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Matthew Monahan’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

2000
‘GOZAIMAS (with Lara Schnitger)’, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, NL

1999
‘Artist’s Proof’, Bureau Leeuwarden/ Fries museum, Leeuwarden, NL
‘Like Stink on a Monkey’, Archipel, Apeldoorn, NL

1998
‘Figuring out’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
Fools Gold, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL

1997
‘Matthew Monahan’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

1996
‘Zeno’s Quiver’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL


Group exhibitions

2019
ARTZUID, Amsterdam, NL
‘Top Floor. Artists choose from our collection’, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL
‘Acquisitions 2018’, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL
‘California Artists from the Marciano Collection’, Marciano Collection, Los Angeles, USA

2018
‘People’, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

2017
‘Nerve Center’, The Pit, Los Angeles, USA
‘The Trick Brain: selection from the Aishti Foundation Collection, curated by Massimiliano Gioni’, Aishti Foundation, Antelias, LB
‘Carnival’, Massimo de Carlo, Hong Kong
AKG on the Move, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

2016
‘Implosion 20’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
‘Solid Liquids: International Tendencies in Contemporary Sculpture’, Kunsthalle Münster, DE
‘Waanzin en werkelijkheid: Werken uit Rabo Kunstcollectie en Verzameling Würth’, Kunstlocatie Würth, Den Bosch, NL
‘Self-Portrait’, Massimo de Carlo Gallery, London, UK
Anton Kern and Andrew Kreps Gallery, San Francisco, USA
‘Women’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
‘Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Soga Shohaku and Kitaoji Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer’, Yokohama Museum of Art, JP

2015
‘Affinities #2’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne (curated by Joseph Wolin)’, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus; Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY; Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon USA

2014
‘Affinities #1’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Love Story – Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection’, Winter Palace & 21er Haus, Vienna, AT
‘The Body Metonymic: International Contemporary Sculpture (curated by Dick Goody)’, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI., USA

2013
‘The Encyclopedic Palace’, 55th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, IT
‘The Bronze Age’, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, IT
‘Theatrical Gestures’, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, IE

2012
‘Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change’, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
‘It’s Always Summer on the Inside’, (Organized by Dan McCarthy), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
‘Without Hope, Without Fear’, Mottahedan Projects, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE
‘Sculpted Matter’, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
‘Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration’, MoMA, New York, USA
‘Chasm of the Supernova’, Center for the arts Eagle Rock, LA, USA
‘Figuurlijk’, Museum Hilversum, NL

2011
‘Aanwinsten 2011, een selectie’, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Amsterdam, NL
‘IKJIJWIJ’, Rabo Kunstzone, Utrecht, NL
‘We Will Live, We Will See’, Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open, London, UK
‘The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
‘The Artist’s Museum’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
‘Statuesque’, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
‘The Works’, Galerie LUMC, Leiden, NL
‘Oh Crisis! een blik op de kredietcrisis via kunst’, Frankendael, Foundation, Amsterdam, NL

2010
‘Mineral Spirits (with Anne Chu)’, ICA, Philadelphia, USA
‘STATUESQUE’, City Hall ParK, New York, USA

2009
‘Tekens van Leven en Dood’, Gemak, The Hague, NL

2008
‘BASE: OBJECT’, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
‘The 7th Gwangju Biennale 2008’, Gwangju, KR
‘Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur’, Arnhem, NL
‘Life on Mars. The 55th Carnegie International’, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

2007
‘Unmonumental (The object in the 21st Century)’, New Museum, New York, USA
‘Effigies’, Modern Art, London, UK

2006
‘Red Eye: Los Angeles artists from the Rubell Family Collection’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
‘4th Berlin Biennial’, Berlin, DE
‘USA Today’, Royal Academy of Arts & Saatchi Gallery, UK
‘Whitney Biennial’, New York, USA

2005
‘Both Ends Burning (with Amy Bessone, Matthew Monahan and Lara Schnitger)’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2003
‘Group Show – New Work by Gallery Artists’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, USA

2002
‘Tomorrow’s Fish and Chips’, Autocenter, Berlin, DE

2001
‘Group show’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Mean Mercy’, TENT, Rotterdam, NL

2000
‘Exorcism Aesthetic Terrorism’, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

1999
‘ArtLovers (Liverpool Biennial)’, Liverpool, UK
‘Group Show’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Subreal/ The Human Condition’, L.A. International Biennial, Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
‘Glad IJs’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
‘Jars I (Curator: Guillaume Bijl)’, Kunstcentrum Sittard, NL

1998
‘Exterminating Angel’, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, FR
‘Morning Glory’, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
‘Going Up the Country, Kunstenaars uit Galerie Fons Welters’, ACHK De Paviljoens, Almere, NL

1997
‘Night at Life’, New York, United States

1996
‘Mum’s Tattoo (guest curator Luc Tuymans)’, Si en La Atwerp, Belgium

Commissions
2004 Rijnlands Revalidatie Centrum, Leiden, The Netherlands

Collections
Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, AU
De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
The Bank of The Netherlands, Amsterdam, NL
Akzo-Nobel Art Foundation, NL
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
MoMA, New York, USA
Tate Modern, London, UK
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
Utrecht Museum, Utrecht, NL
Rubell Family Collection, USA


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