Diana Thater

Born in San Francisco CA, 1962

BA Art History, New York University, New York NY, 1984
MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA, 1990
Artist-in-Residence at the Claude Monet Foundation, Giverny, France, 1991
Lila Acheson-Wallace Foundation, Reader’s Digest and Arts International Award Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, USA, 1993
Adjunct Faculty, Art Center College of Design MFA Program, Pasadena CA, 1993 – 2003
Prize at Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea, 1995
The International Artist-in-Residence Program, ArtPace, A Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio TX, 1998
Present Artist-in-Residence for The Dolphin Project, Miami FL, 1999
Present Core Faculty, Art Center College of Design MFA Program, Pasadena CA, 2003
Guggenheim Fellow, Simon R. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York NY, 2005 – 2006
Recipient of the Phelan Award in Film and Video, 2006

Solo Exhibitions

2015
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

2014
Église Saint-Philibert Church, ‘Diana Thater: Delphine’, Dijon, France

2012
1301PE, ‘Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden’, Los Angeles, CA
David Zwirner, ‘Chernobyl’, New York, NY

2011
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Chernobyl’, London, England
Wexner Center for the Arts, ‘Peonies’, Columbus OH
Institute of Modern Art, ‘Diana Thater: Chernobyl’, Brisbane, Australia
Galerie Hussenot, ‘Diana Thater: Nature Morte’, Paris, France

2010
Santa Monica Museum of Art, ‘Between Science and Magic’, Santa Monica CA (Travelling Exhibition)
David Zwirner, ‘Between Science and Magic’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Kulturkirche St. Stephani, ‘Delphine’, Bremen, Germany

2009
Kunsthaus Graz, ‘gorillagorillagorilla’, Graz, Austria
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Diana Thater’, London, England
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, ‘Butterflies and Other People’, Santa Barbara CA
Towner Art Gallery, ‘Tigers and Other People’, Eastbourne, England

2008
David Zwirner, ‘Here is a text about the world… ‘, New York NY
1301PE, ‘Diana Thater’, Los Angeles CA
New Children’s Museum San Diego, ‘Delphine’, San Diego CA

2007
OSRAM Art Projects / Seven Screen, ‘Off with their Heads’, Munich, Germany
Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, ‘The Experience of Color: Ann Veronica Janssens & Diana Thater’, Amherst MA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Perfect Devotion, The best space is the deep space’, Los Angeles CA

2005
Haunch of Venison, ‘Perpetual Motion Perfect Devotion’, London, England
Zwirner & Wirth, ‘Diana Thater: New Work’, New York NY
David Zwirner, ‘Continuous Contiguous’, New York NY
1301PE, ‘Pink Daisies, Amber Room’, Los Angeles CA
1301PE, ‘White is the Color’, Los Angeles CA

2004
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, ‘Keep the Faith. A Survey Exhibition’, Siegen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthalle Bremen, ‘Keep the Faith. A Survey Exhibition’, Bremen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
1301PE, ‘White is the Color’, Los Angeles CA
Institute of Contemporary Art, ’100 Artists see God’, London, England
Shaw Tower, ‘Commissioned Outdoor Sculpture Project’, Vancouver, Canada

2003
Haunch of Venison, ‘Transcendence is expansion and contraction at the same time’, London, England

2002
Galleria Emi Fontana, ‘Bastard Pink’, Milan, Italy
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Diana Thater’, Paris, France

2001
Dia Center for the Arts, ‘Knots + Surfaces’, New York NY
David Zwirner, ‘The sky is unfolding under you’, New York NY
1301 PE, ‘The sky is unfolding under you’, Los Angeles CA

2000
Wiener Secession, ‘Delphine’, Vienna, Austria
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, ‘Broken Circle’, Siegen, Germany
1301 PE, Los Angeles CA
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘Delphine’, Zurich, Switzerland
Galleria Emi Fontana, ‘The Caucus Race’, Milan, Italy
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden

1999
The St. Louis Art Museum, ‘The best outside is the inside’, St. Louis MO
Art Gallery of York University, ‘The best sense is the non-sense’, Toronto, Canada
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘The best space is the deep space’, Pittsburgh PA
Patrick Painter, ‘The Caucus Race’, Santa Monica CA
H&R Projects, Brussels, Belgium

1998
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Diana Thater: Video Installations’, Boston MA
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Projects 64: Diana Thater: The best animals are the flat animals’, New York NY
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, ‘The best space is the deep space: Time–Based Media 1998-99: Diana Thater’, Oberlin OH
MAK – Center for Art and Architecture, ‘The best animals are the flat animals – the best space is the deep space’, Los Angeles CA

1997
Kunstverein Hamburg, ‘The individual as a species, the object as a medium. Diana Thater: Selected Works 1992-96’, Hamburg, Germany
Site Santa Fe, ‘Electric Mind and Recent Works’, Santa Fe NM (Travelling Exhibition)
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, ‘Electric Mind and Recent Works’, Dallas TX (Travelling Exhibition)
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, ‘Electric Mind and Recent Works’, Amherst MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Walker Art Center, ‘Diana Thater: Orchids in the Land of Technology’ Minneapolis MN

1996
Portland Art Museum, ‘Diana Thater. Electric Mind and Recent Works’, Portland OR
Kunsthalle Basel, ‘The individual as a species, the object as a medium. Diana Thater: Selected Works 1992-96’, Basel, Switzerland
David Zwirner, ‘China, Crayons & Molly Numbers 1 through 10’, New York NY
Temporary Contemporary, Gateshead, ‘The Wicked Witch of the West’, Newcastle, England

1995
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, ‘China’, Chicago IL
Centre d’art contemporaine de Thiers, ‘Creux de l’Enfer’, France
Galerie Schipper & Krome, ‘Crayons & Molly Numbers 1 through 10’, Cologne, Germany

1994
Friesenwall 116a, ‘Ginger Kittens’, Cologne, Germany
Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1993
1301, ‘Abyss of Light’, Santa Monica CA
David Zwirner, ‘Late and Soon (Occident Trotting)’, New York NY

1992
The Bliss House, ‘Up the Lintel: Bliss’, Pasadena CA
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, ‘Up the Lintel’, Santa Monica CA

1991
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, ‘Dogs and Other Philosophers’, Santa Monica CA

1990
Art Center College of Design, ‘With/Out, MFA Exhibition’, Pasadena CA

Group Exhibitions

2014
PinchukArtCentre, ‘(De-) Construction: Fiction & Reality’, Kiev, Ukraine
Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, ‘Cinema & Painting’, Wellington, New Zealand
Montclair Art Museum, ‘Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s’ Montclair NJ

2013
La Conciergerie, ‘À triple tour : oeuvres de la collection Pinault’, Paris, France
Museum der Moderne Mönchenberg, ‘Flowers and Mushrooms’, Salzburg, Austria
Punta della Dogana,‘Prima Materia’, Venice, Italy
Guggenheim Bilbao, ‘Riotous Baroque. From Catelan to Zurbarán – Tributes to Precarious Vitality’, Bilbao, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
The Dali Museum, ‘Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project’, St Petersburg FL (Travelling Exhibition)
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project’, Virginia Beach VA (Travelling Exhibition)
Orange County Museum of Art, ‘California Landscape into Abstraction’, Newport Beach CA
Montclair Art Museum, ‘Come As You Are: 25 Artists in the 90s’, Montclair NJ

2012
Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di trento e Rovereto, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Rovereto, Italy
Kunsthaus Zürich, ‘Riotous Baroque: From Cattelan to Zurbaran. Manifestations of Precarious Vitality’, Zurich, Switzerland
Hamburger Kunsthalle, ‘Alice in Wonderland of Art’, Hamburg, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, ‘New Acquisitions’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Storm King Art Center, ‘Light and Landscape’, Mountainville NY

2011
Galerie im Taxispalais, ‘Anonymous Sculptures. Video and Form in Contemporary Art’, Innsbruck, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum London, ‘New Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art’, London, Canada
World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum,‘Out of the Box: Artists Play Chess’, St. Louis MO
Tate Liverpool, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Liverpool, England

2010
Stedelijk Museum, ‘Taking Place’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, ‘Simply Video’, Stuttgart, Germany
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, ‘The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010’, Los Angeles CA
1301PE, ‘One Room, One Work’, Los Angeles CA
Museum Haus Esters, ‘Anonymous Sculptures. Video and Form in Contemporary Art’, Krefeld Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2009
Calix Gustav Gallery, ‘About Monitoring Art’, Miami FL
Collection Vanmoerkerke, ‘You will never wake up from this beautiful dream’, Oostende, Belgium
Berkeley Art Museum, ‘Human / Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet’, Berkeley CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Natural History Museum, ‘After Darwin: Contemporary Expressions’, London, England
Columbus Museum, ‘Magnetic Landscape’, Columbus GA

2008
J. Paul Getty Museum, ‘California Video’, Los Angeles CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’, Sydney, Australia
MCASD – Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ‘Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet’, San Diego CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Claremont Museum of Art, ‘Multiverse’, Claremont CA
Project Space Leeds, ‘Wreathing and Writhing’, Leeds, England

2007
Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, ‘L.A. Desire’, Dusseldorf, Germany
University Gallery, ‘Ann Janssens & Diana Thater’, Amherst MA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ‘Soundwaves: The Art of Sampling’, La Jolla CA
Festspiel + 2007, Pinakothek der Moderne and Nationaltheater, ‘...Drawing and Stretching and Fainting in Coils…’ (curated by Diana Thater), Munich, Germany
Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, ‘Touch My Shadows: New Media from the Goetz Collection in Munich’, Warsaw, Poland
Stedelijk Museum, ‘The Present: The Monique Zajfen Collection’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Palais Delphinal, ‘Leitmotifs’, Saint Donat-sur-l’Herbasse, France
1301PE, ‘I Don’t Do Nature’, Los Angeles CA
Galleria Emi Fontana, ‘Elsewhere?’, Milan, Italy
Artspace, Newton, ‘After the Situation: Moment Making’, Auckland, New Zealand
Orange County Museum of Art, ‘Imaging and Imagining California Modern’, Newport Beach CA

2006
Hamburger Bahnhof, ‘Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection’, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, ‘Ballerina in a Whirlpool. Works by Isa Genzken, Richard Jackson, Roman Signer and Diana Thater from the Hauser & Wirth Collection’, Germany
Phoenix Kulturstiftung / Sammlung Falkenberg, ‘Idylle’, Hamburg, Germany
Aspen Art Museum, ‘Four Thursday Nights: Group Dynamics’, Aspen CO
MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, ‘O Momento Suspendido. Colección H&F’, Vigo, Spain
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night’, New York NY
Zwirner & Wirth, ‘Yes Bruce Nauman’, New York NY
International Center of Photography, ‘Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video’, New York NY
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, ‘Nature Attitudes’, Vienna, Austria
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ‘Projections. Beyond Cinematic Space’, Berlin, Germany

2005
Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, ‘Guardami. Percezione del video’, Siena, Italy
Centro Cultural Conde Duque, ‘Fast Forward, Media Art / Sammlung Goetz’, Madrid, Spain
Espace EDF-Bazacle, ‘Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse: Vertiges’, Toulouse, France
David Zwirner, ‘Early Work’, New York NY
1301PE, ‘Art 36 Basel’, Los Angeles CA
O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Die Ordnung der Natur I’, Linz, Austria
Main Line Art Center, ‘Main Line Collects: Distinctive Choices’, Harrisburg PA
Bakersfield College, ‘Beyond the painted horizon’, Bakersfield CA
Millennium Galleries, ‘The Real Ideal’, Sheffield, England
Art Metropole, ‘Artists’ Books, Revisited’, Toronto, Canada
Palazzo della Borsa, ‘Water, Air, Earth, Fire. At the Origins of Life between Art and Science’, Genoa, Italy
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ‘Weathervane’, Ontario, Canada
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, ’100 Artists See God’, Virginia Beach VA (Travelling Exhibition)

2004
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, ‘Nature ganz Kunst’, Hamburg, Germany
ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, ’100 Artists See God’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, ’100 Artists See God’, San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Laguna Art Museum, ’100 Artists See God’, Laguna Beach CA (Travelling Exhibition)
MuHKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, ‘Not Done’, Antwerp, Belgium
Haunch of Venison, ‘Animals’, London, England
Museum der Moderne, ‘einleuchten’, Salzburg, Austria
Orange County Museum of Art, ‘Hypermedia’, Newport Harbor CA
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ‘Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof’, Berlin, Germany

2003
San Diego Museum of Art, ‘Of Earth and Sky: Elements in Abstraction’, San Diego CA
MoCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Sitings: Installation Art 1969-2002’ (cur. Paul Shimmel), Los Angeles CA
ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, ‘Fast Forward: Media Art Sammlung Goetz’, Karlsruhe, Germany
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, ‘Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections’, Spain

2002
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, ‘Vidéo topiques. Tours et Retours de L’Art Vidéo’, Strassbourg, France
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, ‘Das Tier in mir. Die Mensch-Tier-Verwandtschaft in der zeitgenössischen Kunst’, Baden-Baden, Germany
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘Ten Years Galerie Hauser & Wirth’, Zurich, Switzerland
San José Museum of Art, ‘Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women, Canadalifornia, 1950-2000’, San Jose CA
Kunsthalle Basel, ‘Keine Kleinigkeit’, Basel, Switzerland
Fondation Beyeler, ‘Monet und der digitale Impressionismus’, Basel, Switzerland
Nicolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Center, ‘Making Nature’, Copenhagen (Travelling Exhibition)
Österreichsche Galerie Belvedere, ‘Making Nature’, Vienna, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)

2001
J. Paul Getty Museum, ‘Devices of Wonder: From the world in a box to images on a screen’, Los Angeles CA
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, ‘Enclosed and Enchanted’, Preston, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Mappin Art Gallery, ‘Enclosed and Enchanted’, Sheffield, England (Travelling Exhibition)
UCLA Hammer Museum, ‘Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video and Film’, Los Angeles CA
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ‘Elusive Paradise’, Ontario, Canada
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Bitstreams’, New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Public Offerings’, Los Angeles CA
Hauser & Wirth Collection, ‘Wechselstrom’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Collaborations with Parkett, 1984 to Now’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Whitechapel Art Gallery, ‘Collaborations with Parkett, 1984 to Now’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
David Zwirner, ‘I love NY’, New York NY
Pomona College Museum of Art, ‘Post-Landscape: Between Nature and Culture’, Claremont CA

2000
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘Carnegie International 1999/2000’, Pittsburgh PA
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘The American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000’, New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Film and Video’, Palm Beach FL
Villa Merkel, ‘Electronic Images: Videokunst 1965-2000’, Esslingen, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Enclosed and Enchanted’, Oxford, England
Orange County Museum of Art, ‘Lasting Legacy: Recent Additions to the Collection’, Newport Beach CA
Art Gallery of Hamilton, ‘Thinking Space. Selections from the Ann & Marshall Webb Collection’, Hamilton CN
Museum Villa Stuck, ‘L.A.-ex’, Munich, Germany
Brooke Alexander, ‘To Infinity and Beyond: Editions for the Year 2000’, New York NY
Arizona State University Art Museum, ‘Sites around the City: Art and Environment’, Tempe AZ
Städtische Galerie, ‘Herausforderung Tier’, Karlsruhe, Germany

1999
David Zwirner, ‘Gallery Artists Summer Show’, New York NY
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Art / Journalism’, Los Angeles CA
Institut d’art contemporain de la région Rhône-Alpes et de la ville de Villeurbanne, ‘Collection Rhônes-Alpes’, Villeurbanne, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Trouble Spot Painting’, Antwerp, Belgium
California College of the Arts and Crafts, ‘Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millenium’, San Francisco CA

1998
David Zwirner, ‘Five Years, 1993-1998’, New York NY
Mary Boone Gallery, ‘View One’, New York NY
Kunsthalle Zürich, ‘Auf der Spur: Kunst der 90er Jahre im Spiegel von Schweizer Sammlungen’, Zurich, Switzerland
Center for Contemporary Photography, ‘Span’, Melbourne (Travelling Exhibition)
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, ‘Span’, Dunedin, New Zealand (Travelling Exhibition)
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, ‘Span’, New Plymouth, New Zealand (Travelling Exhibition)
Artspace, ‘Span’, Auckland, New Zealand (Travelling Exhibition)
Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, ‘Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997’, Rivoli, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
UCLA Hammer Museum, ‘Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
The Jewish Museum, ‘Light X Eight: The Hanukkah Project’, New York NY
SITE Santa Fe, ‘Being and Time. The Emergence of Video Projection’, Santa Fe NM (Travelling Exhibition)

1997
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, ‘Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997’, Wolfsburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, ‘Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960-1997’, Humblebaek, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Johannesburg Biennal, ‘Trade Routes. History and Geography’, Johannesburg, South Africa
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, ‘Between Lantern and Laser’, Seattle WA
Whitney Museum of American Art, ’1997 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
‘Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997’, Munster, Germany
Cranbrook Art Museum, ‘Being and Time. The Emergence of Video Projection’, Bloomfield Hills MI (Travelling Exhibition)
Portland Art Museum, ‘Being and Time. The Emergence of Video Projection’, Portland OR (Travelling Exhibition)
Contemporary Arts Museum, ‘Being and Time. The Emergence of Video Projection’, Houston TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunstmuseum Bonn, ‘Multiple Identity. American Art from the Whitney Museum 1975-1995’, Bonn, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Castello Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo, ‘Multiple Identity. American Art from the Whitney Museum 1975-1995’, Turin, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)

1996
Magasin 3, ‘Painting – The Extended Field’, Stockholm, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Rooseum, ‘Painting – The Extended Field’, Malmo, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
‘Jurassic Technologies Revenant, 10th Biennal of Sydney’, Sydney, Australia
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ‘Being and Time. The Emergence of Video Projection’, Buffalo NY (Travelling Exhibition)
National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, Athens, Greece
Kunstverein Hamburg, ‘Wunderbar’, Hamburg, Germany
Museum Fridericianum, ‘Surroundings’, Kassel, Germany
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, ‘True. Bliss.’, Los Angeles CA

1995
The Whitney Museum of American Art, ’1995 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Fundação de Serralves, ‘Threshold / Recent American Sculpture’, Porto, Portugal
‘Gwangju Biennale’, Kwangju, Korea
‘Biennale de Lyon’, Lyon, France

1994
Deichtorhallen, ‘Temporary Translation(s): Sammlung Schürmann’, Hamburg, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Pure Beauty’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
The American Center, ‘Pure Beauty’, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
David Zwirner, ‘Stan Douglas, Jason Rhoades, Diana Thater, Franz West’, New York NY

1993
California State University, ‘Emblazoned Ciphers of the Visible’, Los Angeles CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, ‘Sugar ‘n’ Spice’, Long Beach CA
Anderson O’Day Gallery, ‘The Time’, London, England

1992
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, ‘Very, Very, Very’, Santa Monica CA
1301, ‘Into the Lapse’, Santa Monica CA

1991
Los Angeles Airport International Terminal, ‘Rhythms of Earth and Water’, Los Angeles CA

1990
Fahey / Klein Gallery, ‘Hearth in Mouth’, Los Angeles CA

Public Projects

2007-2008
Public Artwork for the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘PD 6, Best Space 10 – Monitor Edition’, Los Angeles CA
Children’s Museum San Diego, ‘Delphine’, San Diego CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Permanent Collection Show’, Los Angeles CA

2004-2007
The Colburn School (under construction 2005-2007), Los Angeles CA

2003-2005
Shaw Tower, Commissioned Outdoor Sculpture Project (permanent installation), Vancouver, Canada

Exhibitions Curated by the Artist

1999
Salzburger Kunstverein, ‘A living theatre’, Salzburg, Austria (an exhibition curated by Diana Thater with works by Joe Mama-Nitzberg, T. Kelly Mason, Andrea Bowers, Jessica Bronson, Sam Durant and Erik Saks),

1997
David Zwirner, ‘Places that are elsewhere’, New York NY (an exhibition curated by Diana Thater with works by Katy Schimert, Peter Campus, Chris Williams, Andrea Bowers, Sam Durant, T. Kelly Mason and Robert Smithson)

1996
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, ‘Persona’, Chicago IL (curated with Susanne Ghez, travelled to Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland)

1996-1998
David Zwirner, ‘Sampler 2-More Videos from Southern California’, New York NY (exhibition curated by Diana Thater, also included in the exhibition ‘Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997’, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark; Castello di Rivoli, Italy; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA)

Performances & Films

2007
Villa Aurora, ‘Virtuosic Siblings: Berlin – LA Festival of Film/Art’, Los Angeles CA (itinerary: Goethe Institute, Los Angeles CA; Red Cat, Los Angeles CA)
West of Rome, 1033 Westwood Boulevard, ‘relay’ (a collaboration with T. Kelly Mason), Los Angeles CA

2006
‘JUMP’ (a collaboration with T. Kelly Mason), (itinerary: Tate Modern, London, England; Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles CA; Whitney Biennale 2006, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY)

1998-2000
ArtPace, ‘The future that almost wasn’t’ (a collaborative performance project with T. Kelly Mason), San Antonio TX (also performed in Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA; Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, Munich, Germany)

Conferences, Lectures, & Public Presentations

2005
Dia Center for the Arts, ‘Film is Art: The Spiral Jetty’, artist’s lecture by Diana Thater on Robert Smithsons’s film, ‘The Spiral Jetty’, New York NY

2003
International congress concerning the production, presentation and preservation of media arts, ’404 Object Not Found: What remains of media art?’, case study of an installation by Diana Thater by Work Group 2, Dortmund, Germany

2002
Dia Center for the Arts, ‘Film is Art: The Spiral Jetty’ (artist’s lecture by Diana Thater on Robert Smithson’s film ‘The Spiral Jetty’), New York NY
Bard College, Panel discussion with Susanne Ghez on the occasion of the Award for Curatorial Excellence, New York NY
Fulbright-Hays 2002 Group Projects Award, ‘Ecology, Community Planning, and Social Challenges in Panama’ (Residency, Panama City, Panama: July 6 – August 3, 2002)
Santa Monica Museum of Art, ‘Not Good Enough’ (lecture by Diana Thater on the exhibition ‘Art and Film in the Age of Anxiety: Selections from the 2002 Whitney Biennal’), Santa Monica CA

2001
UCLA Hammer Museum, Panel discussion ‘Making Time’, Los Angeles CA
New York Institute for the Humanities, New York University, ‘Why Contemporary Artists don’t Paint like Ingres’ (presentation by Diana Thater as part of an artists response panel at the conference ‘Art & Optics’, moderated by Lawrence Weschler), New York NY

2000
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, ‘The Comic Spirit is a Living Thing’ (presentation by Diana Thater on a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition ‘The Worlds of Nam June Paik’, moderated by John Hanhardt), New York NY

1999
UC Berkeley, ‘Art, Technology, and Culture’, Berkeley CA

1998
UCLA Hammer Museum, Panel discussion, ‘Dialogues on Art: Sunshine and Noir’, Los Angeles CA

1997
MAK Center for Art and Architecture, ‘Untitled talk on the Münster Sculpture Project and Documenta 10 as part of the panel ‘World Cups of Art’, Moderated by Carol McMichael Reese), Los Angeles CA

1996
MAK Center for Art and Architecture, ‘Untitled talk at mediawork: the Southern California New Media Working Group’, Los Angeles CA

1994
The Hirsch Farm Project, ‘Optimism’, Hillsboro WI

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