Rashid Johnson

Born in Chicago IL, 1977

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College, Chicago IL, 2000
School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Chicago IL, 2004 – 2005

Lives and works in New York NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014
George Economou Collection, ‘Magic Numbers’, Athens, Greece
Kunsthalle Winterthur, ‘Rashid Johnson’, Winterthur, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, ‘New Growth’, Denver CO

2013
Ballroom Marfa, ‘New Growth’, Texas TX
Hauser & Wirth, ‘The gathering’, Zurich, Switzerland
High Museum of Art, Atlanta ‘Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks’, Atlanta GA
Kemper Art Museum, ‘Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks’, St. Louis MO
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, ‘Message to Our Folks’, Atlanta GA

2012
David Kordansky Gallery, ‘Coup d‘état’, Los Angeles LA
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Rumble’, New York NY
Miami Art Museum, ‘Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks’, Miami FL


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks’, Chicago IL


South London Gallery, ‘Shelter’, London, England

2010
Carlson/Massimo De Carlo, ‘Between Nothingness and Eternity’, London, England

Galerie Guido W. Baudach, ‘There are Stranger Villages’, Berlin, Germany

Massimo De Carlo, ’25 Days after October’, Milan, Italy
Salon 94, ‘Our Kind of People’, New York NY

2009
David Kordansky Gallery, ‘Other Aspects’, Los Angeles CA

Power House Memphis, ‘The Dead Lecturer: Laboratory, Dojo, and Performance Space’, Memphis TN


Sculpture Center, ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, Long Island City NY


2008
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, ‘Sharpening My Oyster Knife’, Magdeburg, Germany
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, ‘The Dead Lecturer’, New York NY


Richard Gray Gallery, ‘Cosmic Slops’, Chicago IL


2007
James Harris Gallery, ‘Dark Matters’, Seattle WA



2005
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Production of Escapism’, Indianapolis IN



2003
moniquemeloche Gallery, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Proper Negro’, Chicago IL

2002
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘12×12: New Artist/New Work’, Chicago IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
57 Walker Street, ‘Black Eye’, New York NY
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), ‘Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection’, Miami FL
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, ’30 Americans’, New Orleans LA
De La Cruz Collection, ‘From the Collection: Looking at process’, Miami FL
Knoxville Museum of Art, ‘Facets’, Knoxville TN
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Variations: Conversations In and Around Abstract Painting’, Los Angeles CA
Leila Heller Gallery, ‘Look at me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present’, New York NY
Lille 3000, ‘Secret Passions. Private Flemish Collections’, Euralille, France
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘Body Doubles’, Chicago IL
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium’, New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World’, New York NY
Untitled, ‘George Nakashima: In Conversation’, New York NY
Villa Empain, ‘Music Palace. The power of music seen by visual artists’, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Acquavella Galleries, ‘White Collar Crimes’, New York NY
Beaux-arts de Paris: L‘école nationale supérieure, ‘Angel of History’, Paris, France
Dairy Art Centre, ‘Island’, London, England
LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division, ‘Painting in Place’, Los Angeles CA
National Art Museum of China, ‘Darkness Visible’, Beijing, China
RUN to Merci-Mercy’, New York NY

2012
2012 Shanghai Biennale, ‘Re-activation’, Shanghai, China
Chrysler Museum of Art, ’30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection’, Virginia Beach, VA (Travelling Exhibition)
Curator’s Office, ‘An architect’s dream’, Washington DC, WA
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, ‘Heute. Malerei’, Magdeburg, Germany
MAMbo Museo d’Arte Moderna, ‘CARA DOMANI’, Bologna, Italy
MIT List Visual Arts Center, ‘In the Holocene’, Cambridge MA

2011
54th Venice Biennale, ‘ILLUMInations’, Venice, Italy

Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts, ‘you, your sun and shadow’, Virginia, VA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
(Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthaus Glarus, ‘Livingroom Exotica’, Glarus, Switzerland

Marianne Boesky Gallery, ‘Dwelling’, New York NY


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion’ Chicago IL

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, ‘Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection’, Durham NC

The North Carolina Museum of Art, ’30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection’, Raleigh NC
Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to Germany, ‘INTERNAL / EXTERNAL AFFAIRS’, Berlin, Germany

Rubell Family Collection, ‘American Exuberance’, Miami FL

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, ‘Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence’, Frankfurt, Germany; CAPC de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
University Museum, Texas Southern University, ‘Converging Voices, Transforming Dialogue’, Houston TX

Van de Weghe Fine Art, ‘With one color…’, New York NY

2010
Bortolami Gallery, ‘Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines’, New York NY
Bortolami Gallery, ‘Re-dressing’ New York NY
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, ‘At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg’, Annandale-on-Hudson NY

Johann König, ‘About Us’, Berlin, Germany

Lehmann Maupin, ‘Lush Life’, New York NY

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, ‘Item’, New York NY

MOCA, ‘From Then to Now: Masterworks of African American Art’, Cleveland OH

Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Selected Works from the MCA Collection: Focus on UBS 12×12’, Chicago, IL


National Arts Club, ‘Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project’, New York NY

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, ‘(LEAN)’, New York NY
Palais des Arts et du Festival, ‘Hope! A contemporary art exhibition’, Dinard, France

UNTITLED, ‘David Adamo, Heather Cook, Brendan Fowler, Rashid Johnson, Phil Wagner’, New York NY

2009
Illinois State Museum, ‘Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other’, Chicago IL


Katonah Museum of Art, ‘Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor’, Katonah, NY

Krannert Art Museum, ‘Under Control’, Champaign IL
Rubell Family Collection, ‘Beg, Borrow and Steal’, Miami FL

Studio Museum Harlem, ’30 Seconds off an Inch’, New York NY


2008 

Chicago Cultural Center, ‘Made in Chicago: Photographs from the Bank of American LaSale Collection’, Chicago IL

Exit Art, ‘Summer Mixtape Volume 1: the Get Smart edition’, New York NY
Illinois State Museum, ‘Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other’, Springfield IL

The Rubell Family Collection, ’30 Americans’, Miami FL

School of the Art Institute, ‘Ah, Decadence’, Chicago IL

Tracey Williams, Ltd., ‘Zero Zone’, New York NY



2007
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, ‘For the Love of the Game: Race and Sports’, Hartford CT

Luanda Triennial in Angola, Jack Shainman Gallery, ‘Color Line’, New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art , Chicago, ‘MCA Exposed:Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007’, Chicago IL



2006 

Brooklyn Museum of Art, ‘American Identities’, New York NY 

Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, ‘A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu: colors’, Magdeburg, Germany
Postmasters, ‘Scarecrow’, New York NY

2005 

Chicago Cultural Center, ‘Crossings: 10 artists from Kaohsiung & Chicago’, Chicago IL (Travelling Exhibition)
COCA Center of Contemporary Art, ‘Wish’, Seattle WA
International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Prague, Czech Republic
MCA Chicago, ‘In Search of a Continuous Present’, Chicago IL
PAN Contemporary Art Museum, ‘NAPOLI PRESENTE Posizioni e Prospettive dell-Arte Contemporarea’, Naples, Italy

Pan/Sonic, Chicago Gallery, Northern Illinois University School of Art, Chicago IL


San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, ‘Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self’, San Diego CA

2004 

Art Institute of Chicago, ‘About Face: Photographic Portraits from the Collection’, Chicago IL
Corcoran Museum of Art, ‘Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art’, Washington DC
Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, ‘A Perfect Union…More or Less’, Chicago IL
Seattle Art Museum, ‘Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self’, Seattle WA
Whitney Museum, ‘Inside Out: Portrait Photographs from the Permanent Collection’, New York NY



2003
Art Institute of Chicago, ‘A Century of Collecting: African American Art’, Chicago IL
ICP New York, ‘Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self’, New York NY
Walker Art Center, ‘The Squared Circle: Boxing in Contemporary Art’, Minneapolis MN

2002
Hyde Park Art Center, ‘Cut, Pulled, Colored, and Burnt’, Chicago IL 


Sunrise Museum, ‘Manumission Papers’, Charleston WV


2001 

Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Freestyle’, New York NY

2000

Detroit Institute of Arts, ‘A Decade of Acquisitions’, Detroit MI




Awards

2012
David C. Driskell Prize

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