Matthew Monahan

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

Education
2002 3-months artist's residency in Xiamen, China
1999 1 year artist's residency in Japan
1994-1996 De Ateliers (postgraduate), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993 Exchange with Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art and Design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1990-1994 Cooper Union School of Art, New York, United States

Awards
2000 Aanmoedigingsprijs, Stichting Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Solo exhibitions
2018
frNMEz, Anton Kern Gallery, NY, USA
2017
Mensbeeld - Rabo Art Collection, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands
2016
Shut-ins and Shootouts, Massimo de Carlo, London, UK
National Museum of Rome, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy
2014
Anton Kern, New York, USA
Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany
2012
Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, Japan
Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK
Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2011
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
KaiKaiKiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
2010
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
Massimo di Carlo, Milan, Italy
2009
Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
2008
Matthew Monahan, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, United States
2007
Focus Matthew Monahan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, United States
2006
Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
2005
Matthew Monahan, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Matthew Monahan, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, United States
2003
Art Basel Miami Beach 2003 (Art Positions), Miami Beach, Florida, United States
2002
Nameless Man From Not-Even-Anywhere, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Matthew Monahan, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, United States
2000
GOZAIMAS (with Lara Schnitger), Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999
Artist's Proof, Bureau Leeuwarden/ Fries museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Like Stink on a Monkey, Archipel, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
1998
Figuring out, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fools Gold, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997
Matthew Monahan 1997, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, United States
1996
Zeno's Quiver, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Group exhibitions
2019
ARTZUID, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Floor. Artists choose from our collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
Acquisitions 2018, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
California Artists from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Collection, Los Angeles, CA
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, Lebanon
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, Germany
Waanzin en werkelijkheid: Werken uit Rabo Kunstcollectie en Verzameling Würth, Kunstlocatie Würth, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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, Japan
2015
Affinities #2, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne (curated by Joseph Wolin), Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; Ohio StateUniversity 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 [cat].
2014
Affinities #1, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Love Story - Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace & 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria.
The Body Metonymic: International Contemporary Sculpture (curated by Dick Goody), Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI.
2013
The Encyclopedic Palace, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy
The Bronze Age, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
Theatrical Gestures, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
2012
Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change, Tate 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, The Netherlands
2011
Aanwinsten 2011, een selectie, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IKJIJWIJ, Rabo Kunstzone, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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
Statuesque, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
The Works, Galerie LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands
Oh Crisis! een blik op de kredietcrisis via kunst, Frankendael, Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010
Mineral Spirits (with Anne Chu), ICA, Philadelphia, USA
STATUESQUE , City Hall ParK, New York, USA
2009
Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
Tekens van Leven en Dood, Gemak, The Hague, The Netherlands
2008
BASE: OBJECT, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, United States
The 7th Gwangju Biennale 2008, Gwangju, Korea
Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Life on Mars. The 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, United States
2007
Unmonumental (The object in the 21st Century), New Museum, New York, United States
Effigies, Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
2006
Red Eye: Los Angeles artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, United States
4th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany
USA Today, Royal Academy of Arts & Saatchi Gallery, United Kingdom
Whitney Biennial, New York, United States
2005
Both Ends Burning (with Amy Bessone, Matthew Monahan and Lara Schnitger), David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
2003
Group Show - New Work by Gallery Artists, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002
Tomorrow's Fish and Chips, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
2001
Group show, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mean Mercy, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2000
Exorcism Aesthetic Terrorism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999
ArtLovers (Liverpool Biennial), Liverpool, United Kingdom
Group Show, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Subreal/ The Human Condition, L.A. International Biennial, Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Glad IJs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jars I (Curator: Guillaume Bijl), Kunstcentrum Sittard, The Netherlands
1998
Art Cologne 1998, Stand Galerie Fons Welters, Cologne, Germany
Exterminating Angel, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Morning Glory, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Going Up the Country, Kunstenaars uit Galerie Fons Welters, ACHK De Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands
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, Australia
Ken Freed, Boston, United States
De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Chris Dercon, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Willem Oorbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Luc Tuymans, Antwerp, Belgium
Georg Herold, Cologne, Germany
Bernard Nadal-Ginard, Boston, United States
Dean Valentine, Los Angeles, United States
The Bank of The Netherlands, Amsterdam
Akzo-Nobel Art Foundation
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MOCA, Los Angeles, United States
MOMA, New York, United States
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Utrecht Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Rubell Family Collection

Bibliography

Publications

Matthew Monahan: Bronzo
with texts by Florence Derieux and Ludovico Pratesi, 2017

Matthew Monahan
with texts by Douglas Fogle, Matthew Monahan, Raphaela Platow, 2011

Five Years, Ten Years, Maybe Never

Ari Wiseman (ed.), 2007

2017
De ongebreidelde fantasie van Matthew Monahan
author(s): Lucette ter Borg
newspaper / magazine: NRC, Nov 28, 2017

2014
The Body Metonymic
author(s): Goody, Dick.
newspaper/magazine: International Contemporary Sculpture, 2014: 19-21.

Matthew Monahan at Anton Kern Gallery, New York
author(s): Heinrich, Will.
newspaper / magazine: Observer, June 16, 2014: 33

Matthew Monahan
newspaper/magazine: Art In America, June 12, 2014

2013
De kameleons van Monahan
author(s): Robbert Roos
newspaper/magazine: Kunstbeeld, no.9

2011
Matthew Monahan
catalogue: Contemporary Arts Center, Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati / Hatje Cantz Verlag

Onmachtige krijgers
author(s): Hans den Hartog Jager
newspaper/magazine: NRC, Cultureel Supplement

Kijken: Allegaartje
author(s): Rudi Fuchs
newspaper/magazine:  De Groene Amsterdammer

Matthew Monahan
catalogue: Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Statuesque
catalogue: Public Art Fund

2010
Parallel Universe. The curious worlds created by artist Matthew Monahan
author(s): Marta Gnyp
newspaper/magazine: Zoo Magazine, no. 28

Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture
catalogue: Phaidon

Mineral Spirits
catalogue: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

At Home/ Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg
catalogue: Hessel Museum of Art/ Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

2009
Matthew Monahan
author(s): Conor Carville
newspaper/magazine: Frieze

Vitamin 3-D - new perspective in sculpture and installation
author(s): Laura Hoptman, a.o.
catalogue: Phaidon Press

2008
Moreel Kompas
author(s): Anne Berk
newspaper/magazine: Het Financieele Dagblad

Een blik op de hemel
author(s): Lucette ter Borg
newspaper/magazine: NRC

Openbare healing
author(s): Domeniek Ruyters
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

Matthew Monahan; I was a God adorned with Gold
author(s): Maurizio Cattelan
newspaper/magazine: Flash Art, no. 259

2007
Face Time
author(s): Kevin West
newspaper/magazine: W Magazine

Under the Volcano
author(s): Malik Gaines
newspaper/magazine: Modern Painters

Sculpture and Anthropology from the school of Hard Knocks
author(s): Jonathan Griffin
newspaper/magazine: Frieze

Matthew Monahan
author(s): Gary Garrels
newspaper/magazine: Hammer Museum, Los Angelescatalogue: Eden's Edge: Fifteen LA Artists

Matthew Monahan - Five Years, Ten Years, Maybe Never
author(s): by Ari Wiseman (ed.)
catalogue: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2006
Biennial 2006 Short on pretty, Long on collaboration
author(s): Michael Kimmelman
newspaper/magazine: The New York Times

Canned rebellion
author(s): Lance Esplund
newspaper/magazine: The New York Times

USA Today
catalogue: Royal Academy of Arts/ Saatchi Gallery

Matthew Monahan, Raffiniert Abgeschmackt
author(s): Hans Jurgen Hafner
newspaper/magazine: Spike, Art quarterly, no. 7

Eigentijdse sculpturen
author(s): Robbert Roos
newspaper/magazine: Kunstbeeld, no. 2

2005
Kunst van het jaar
author(s): Hans Den Hartog Jager
newspaper/magazine: NRC

Monahan laat zich niet vangen
author(s): Hans Den Hartog Jager
newspaper/magazine: NRC

Totempalen van vervreemding
author(s): Marina de Vries
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

Matthew Monahan
author(s): Peter Eleey
newspaper/magazine: Frieze

Matthew Monahan
author(s): Gregory Montreuil
newspaper/magazine: Flash Art

Matthew Monahan
author(s): Elizabeth Schambelan
newspaper/magazine: Art Forum

Alles komt weer goed. Matthew Monahan in het Rijnlands Revalidatiecentrum in Leiden
author(s): Liebeth Melis, Rob van de Ven
catalogue: Kunst als medicijn/volksgezondheid. SKOR kunstprojecten part 2

2004
Fragile Kingdom
author(s): Matthew Monahan, Klaus Biesenbach
newspaper/magazine: Artimo, Amsterdam

2003
Blue Tuesdays- forty years De Ateliers
author(s): Bert Jansen
newspaper/magazine: De Ateliers 1963-2003, Amsterdam

2002
Matthew Monahan and Georg Herold at Anton Kern
author(s): Elizabeth Schambelan
newspaper/magazine: Art in America

Dodenmaskers uit verre toekomst
author(s): Arjan Reinders
newspaper/magazine: Het Parool

10 Years SMBA, We show Art 1
catalogue: Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam

El arte que viene
author(s): Paco Barragan
newspaper/magazine: Subastas Siglo XXI, Madrid

2001
Helemaal niet zelfgenoegzaam
author(s): Anja Novak
newspaper/magazine: Decorum, no. 3

Welcome! Thank You! Yes! Ok!
author(s): Martijn Verhoeven
newspaper/magazine: Decorum, no. 3

Archipel 00
catalogue: Archipel

2000
Love Scene
author(s): Vinken en Van Kampen
newspaper/magazine: Tubelight

Gozaimas
author(s): Matthew Monahan
newspaper/magazine: Newsletter Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, no. 55

Licht ontvlambare temperamenten in de hedendaagse kunst
catalogue: Aesthetic Terrorism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1999
Schilderen met een vork
author(s): Rutger Pontzen
newspaper/magazine: Vrij Nederland

Vriendelijke engelen en geschubde ruimtewezens
author(s): Sandra Smallenburg
newspaper/magazine: NRC

Goden en monsters
author(s): Marie Jeanne de Rooij
newspaper/magazine: De Groene Amsterdammer

Prix NI 99- 8 kunstenaars
author(s): Sascha Bronwasser
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

Monahans performances op papier
author(s): Erik Hagoort
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

Prix Nouvelles Images
author(s): Hans Den Hartog Jager

Kwetsbare magie
author(s): Rogier Schumacher
newspaper/magazine: Het Parool

1998
Gevilde Superman vol botten en pezen
author(s): Erik Hagoort
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

1996
Post Face
author(s): Matthew Monahan
newspaper/magazine: Stedelijk Museum Bulletin

Zeno's Quiver
author(s): Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen
newspaper/magazine: Stedelijk Museum Bulletin