Jenny Holzer

Born in Gallipolis OH, 1950

Duke University, Durham NC 1968–1970
University of Chicago, Chicago IL 1970–1971
BFA, Ohio University, Athens OH, 1972
Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, 1976–77
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, 1977

Lives and works in New York

Solo Exhibitions

Selected Permanent Installations

2016
Can Soleil, ‘For Ibiza’, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain

2015
Qualcomm Headquarters, ‘For Qualcomm’, San Diego CA
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, ‘For the Garden’, Grand Rapids MI

2014
8 Chifley Square, ‘I STAY (Ngaya ngalawa)’, Sydney, Australia
Talanx AG, ‘Du’, Hanover, Germany

2013
Ekeberg Sculpture and Heritage Park, ‘Cliff Sappho’, Oslo, Norway

2012
FDA Headquarters, ‘For the FDA’, Silver Spring MD
Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, ‘Kind of Blue’, Forth Worth TX

2011
Williams College Science Quad, ‘715 Molecules’, Williamstown MA

2009
MGM Mirage City Center, ‘VEGAS’, Las Vegas NV

2007
Smithsonian American Art Museum, ‘For SAAM’, Washington DC
Gwangalli Beach, ‘For Busan’, Busan, South Korea
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ‘For MCASD’, San Diego CA

2006
Vassar College, ‘For Elizabeth’, Poughkeepsie NY
7 World Trade Center, ‘For 7 World Trade’, New York NY

2005
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, ‘For Pittsburgh’, Pittsburgh PA
Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, ‘For Paula Modersohn-Becker’, Bremen, Germany

2003
Hill Square, University of Pennsylvania, ‘125 YEARS’, Philadelphia PA
Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, ‘Nature Walk’, Tōkamachi, Japan
Palais de Justice, ‘Installation for Nantes Courthouse’, Nantes, France

2002
Telenor Headquarters, ‘Installation for Telenor’, Fornebu, Norway
Wanås Konst, ‘Wanås Wall’, Knislinge, Sweden
Nakanoshima Mitsui Building, ‘Serpentine’, Osaka, Japan
Neue Nationalgalerie, ‘Installation for Neue Nationalgalerie’, Berlin, Germany

2001
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, ‘Garden Bench’, Venice, Italy

1999
Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California, ‘BLACKLIST’, Los Angeles CA
Neues Rathaus, ‘Memorial for Goerdeler’, Leipzig, Germany
Bundestag, ‘Installation for the Reichstag’, Berlin, Germany
United States Federal Courthouse, ‘Installation for the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building’, Sacramento CA

1997
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, ‘Installation for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’, Bilbao, Spain
Literaturhaus München, ‘Oskar Maria Graf Memorial’, Munich, Germany
Hamburger Kunsthalle, ‘Ceiling Snake’, Hamburg, Germany

1995
‘Erlauf Peace Monument’, Erlauf, Austria
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, ‘Installation for Schiphol Airport’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1994
‘Black Garden’, Nordhorn, Germany

1993
Walker Art Center, ‘Selections from the Living Series’, Minneapolis MN

1991
Ludwig Forum for International Art, ‘Installation for Aachen’, Aachen, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Art Projects Ibiza and Lune Rouge, ‘Are You Alive?’, Ibiza, Spain

2015
Hauser & Wirth Somerset, ‘Softer Targets’, Bruton, England
Museo Correr, ‘War Paintings’, Venice, Italy

2014
Cheim & Read, ‘Jenny Holzer: Dust Paintings’, New York NY

2013
Pearl Lam Galleries, ‘Light Stream’, Hong Kong, China

2012
L&M Arts, ‘THE FUTURE PLEASE’, Los Angeles CA
Sprüth Magers, ‘Sophisticated Devices’, London, England
Sprüth Magers, ‘Endgame’, Berlin, Germany
Skarstedt Gallery, ‘Endgame’, New York NY

2011
Kukje Gallery, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Seoul, South Korea
Art Stations Foundation, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Poznan, Poland (accompanied by light projections)

2010
Skarstedt Gallery, ‘Retro’, New York NY
Galerie Yvon Lambert, ‘TOP SECRET’, Paris, France
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Montreal, Canada
Talbot Rice Gallery, ‘ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer’, Edinburgh, Scotland
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Gateshead, England

2009
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Melbourne, Australia
Fondation Beyeler, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Basel, Switzerland (accompanied by light projections)
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT’, New York NY

2008
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT’, Chicago IL (accompanied by light projections)
Diehl + Gallery One, ‘Like Truth’, Moscow, Russia
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, ‘DETAINED’, London, England

2007
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘PROJECTIONS’, North Adams MA
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, ‘Highly Sensitive’, Cologne, Germany
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, ‘SECRET’, Munich, Germany
Galerie Yvon Lambert, ‘Nothing Follows’, Paris, France

2006
MAK, ‘Jenny Holzer XX’, Vienna, Austria (accompanied by light projections)
Cheim & Read, ‘Archive’, New York NY
Yvon Lambert New York, ‘Night Feed’, New York NY

2005
Sprüth Magers Lee, ‘Jenny Holzer’, London, England

2004
Kukje Gallery, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Seoul, South Korea
Galerie Yvon Lambert, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Paris, France
Kunsthaus Bregenz, ‘Jenny Holzer: Truth before Power’, Bregenz, Austria (accompanied by light projections)

2002
Mönchehaus Museum, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Goslar, Germany (accompanied by light projections)
Printed Matter, ‘Protect Me From What I Want: The Multiples and Editioned Works of Jenny Holzer’, New York NY
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, ‘Jenny Holzer: OH’, Munich, Germany

2001
Cheim & Read, ‘Jenny Holzer: OH’, New York NY
Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, ‘Installation for the Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière’, Paris, France (accompanied by light projections)
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Monterrey, Mexico (accompanied by light projections)
CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, ‘Jenny Holzer: OH’, Bordeaux, France (accompanied by light projections)
Neue Nationalgalerie, ‘Jenny Holzer: OH’, Berlin, Germany (accompanied by light projections)

2000
Galeria Luisa Strina, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fundación Proa, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Buenos Aires, Argentina (accompanied by light projections)

1999
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, ‘Jenny Holzer: Proteja-me do que eu quero’, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (accompanied by light projections)
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, ‘Jenny Holzer: The Living Series’, Munich, Germany
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, ‘Jenny Holzer: Blue’, Chicago IL

1998
Galerie Yvon Lambert, ‘Jenny Holzer: Blue’, Paris, France
Monika Sprüth Galerie, ‘Jenny Holzer: Blue’, Cologne, Germany
Instituto Cultural Itaù, ‘Blue’, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1997
Index Gallery, ‘The Power of Words and Signs: The Fourth Brain’, Osaka, Japan
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, ‘Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD’, Houston TX

1996
Kunstmuseum Thurgau, ‘Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD’, Warth, Switzerland

1995
Williams College Museum of Art, ‘Jenny Holzer: From the Laments Series, 1989’, Williamstown MA
Monika Sprüth Galerie, ‘LUSTMORD’, Cologne, Germany

1994
Art Tower Mito, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Mito, Japan (travelling exhibition)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, ‘ LUSTMORD’, New York NY
Bergen Billedgalleri, ‘LYSTMORD: Jeg er våken på stedet hvor kvinner dør’, Bergen, Norway

1993
Dallas Museum of Art, ‘Jenny Holzer: The Venice Installation, from the Collection of Mort and Marlene Meyerson’, Dallas TX
Haus der Kunst, ‘Da wo Frauen sterben bin ich hellwach’, Munich, Germany
Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, ‘Street Art: Jenny Holzer’, Warsaw, Poland

1992
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Toronto, Canada

1991
Laura Carpenter Fine Art, ‘Selections from the Living Series: 1980–1982’, Santa Fe NM (travelling exhibition)

1990
Venice Biennale, ‘The Venice Installation’, Venice, Italy (travelling exhibition)

1989
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ‘Jenny Holzer’, New York NY
Dia Art Foundation, ‘Jenny Holzer: Laments 1988–89’, New York NY
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Toronto, Canada

1988
Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Jenny Holzer: Signs / Under a Rock’, London, England
Brooklyn Museum, ‘Jenny Holzer: Signs and Benches’, New York NY
Hoffman Borman Gallery, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Santa Monica CA

1987
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, ‘Jenny Holzer: Under a Rock’, Chicago IL

1986
Des Moines Art Center, ‘Jenny Holzer: Signs’, Des Moines IA (travelling exhibition)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, ‘Under a Rock’, New York NY
Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Paris, France
Monika Sprüth Galerie, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Cologne, Germany

1984
Dallas Museum of Art, ‘Concentrations 10: Jenny Holzer’, Dallas TX
Kunsthalle Basel, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Basel, Switzerland (travelling exhibition)
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York, ‘Jenny Holzer: Truisms and Inflammatory Essays’, Old Westbury NY

1983
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, ‘Jenny Holzer’, New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, ‘Investigations 3: Jenny Holzer’, Philadelphia PA
Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Essays, Survival Series’, London, England

1981
Dumaine Picture Framing, ‘Jenny Holzer / Sentence Philosophy’, New Orleans LA

1979
Printed Matter, ‘Printed Matter Windows’, New York NY
Fashion Moda, ‘Fashion Moda Window’, New York NY

1978
Franklin Furnace, ‘Jenny Holzer Installation’, New York NY
Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S.1, ‘Jenny Holzer Painted Room: Special Project P.S.1’, New York NY

Group Exhibitions

2016
Former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, ‘Human Condition’, Los Angeles CA
Pearl Lam Galleries, ‘In Silence’, Singapore
Lehmbruck Museum, ‘An der Oberfläche_On Surface’, Duisburg, Germany
Sprüth Magers, ‘Eau de Cologne’, Los Angeles CA
Cheim & Read, ‘The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men’, New York NY
PinchukArtCentre, ‘Loss. In Memory of Babi Yar’, Kiev, Ukraine

2015
Rubell Family Collection, ‘NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection’, Miami FL (travelling exhibition)
Minsheng Art Museum, ‘No Longer / Not Yet’, Shanghai, China
Fondation Beyeler, ‘Black Sun’, Basel, Switzerland
Sprüth Magers, ‘Eau de Cologne’, Berlin, Germany
Tropicana, ‘Dismaland’, Weston-super-Mare, England
Whitney Museum, ‘America is Hard to See’, New York NY

2014
Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, ‘Post Conflict’, New York NY
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns’, Scottsdale AZ
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, ‘Objects and Fictions’, New York NY
Sainte-Anne Prison, ‘La disparition des lucioles’, Avignon, France
David Zwirner, ‘No Problem: Cologne / New York 1984–1989’, New York NY
Hammer Museum, ‘Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology’, Los Angeles CA

2013
Summerhall, ‘The Dark Would’, Edinburgh, Scotland
Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, ‘Zeichen. Sprache. Bilder. Schrift in der Kunst seit den 1960er Jahren’, Karlsruhe, Germany
Avlskarl Gallery, ‘Silent’, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museu d’Art Contemporani, ‘Art, Two Points’, Barcelona, Spain
Rockbund Art Museum, ‘From Gesture to Language’, Shanghai, China
Hayward Gallery, ‘Light Show’, London, England (travelling exhibition)

2012
Seattle Art Museum, ‘Elles: SAM – Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists’, Seattle WA
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, ‘Raw Materials: Four American Artists 1972–2007’, Bristol, England
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, ‘Una mirada múltiple: Selecciones de la Colección Ella Fontanals-Cisneros’, Havana, Cuba
MALBA, ‘Bye Bye American Pie’, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Martin-Gropius-Bau, ‘ARTandPRESS – Kunst. Wahrheit. Wirklichkeit’, Berlin, Germany (travelling show)
Traffic, ‘Domination, Hegemony, and the Panopticon: Works from the Farook Collection’, Dubai, UAE
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, ‘Spirits of Internationalism’, Antwerp, Belgium

2011
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, ‘In the End Was the Word’, Kraichtal, Germany
Victoria and Albert Museum, ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970 to 1990’, London, England
Schirn Kunsthalle, ‘Secret Societies. To Know, to Dare, to Will, to Keep Silence’, Frankfurt, Germany (travelling exhibition)
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Off the Wall’, Porto, Portugal
Vanhaerents Art Collection, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, Brussels, Belgium
Sprüth Magers, ‘Selections: Morris, Trockel, Holzer & Pink’, Berlin, Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection’, New York NY

2010
Museum on the Seam, ‘The Right to Protest’, Jerusalem, Israel
Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Street and Studio – From Basquiat to Séripop’, Vienna, Austria
Goodman Gallery, ‘In Context’, Johannesburg, South Africa (travelling exhibition)
PinchukArtCentre, ‘Sexuality and Transcendence’, Kiev, Ukraine
Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, ‘Krieg/Individuum,’ Münster, Germany

2009
Bass Museum of Art, ‘Where Do We Go from Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex’, Miami Beach FL
Fisher Landau Center for Art, ‘We are the World: Figures and Portraits’, New York NY
Beirut Art Center, ‘America’, Beirut, Lebanon
Cheim & Read, ‘The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women’, New York NY
Centre Pompidou, ‘elles@centrepompidou: Artistes femmes dans les collections du Musée national d’art moderne’, Paris, France
Yvon Lambert New York, ‘Espèces d’espaces’, New York NY

2008
Maribor Art Gallery, ‘Arteast 2000+: A Selection of Works from Moderna Galerija’s International and National Collections’, Maribor, Slovenia
Kunstmuseum Luzern, ‘Blasted Allegories – Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier’, Lucerne, Switzerland
Villa Medici, ‘Le grand tour’, Rome, Italy
Museum Morsbroich, ‘Kavalierstart 1978–1982. Aufbruch in die Kunst der 80er’, Leverkusen, Germany
Barbican Art Gallery, ‘Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art’, London, England
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, ‘DETAINED’, London, England

2007
Kunsthalle Göppingen, ‘Im Wort’, Göppingen, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now’, New York NY
Cheim & Read, ‘I Am as You Will Be: The Skeleton in Art’, New York NY
Venice Biennale, ‘Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind: Art in the Present Tense’, Venice, Italy
Barbican Art Gallery, ‘Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years’, London, England
Sean Kelly Gallery, ‘PURE’, New York NY

2006
Fondation Beyeler, ‘Eros in der Kunst der Moderne’, Basel, Switzerland
Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Surprise, Surprise’, London, England
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘Into Me/Out of Me’, New York NY (travelling exhibition)
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘The Unquiet World’, Victoria, Australia (included light projections)
Centre Pompidou, ‘Le mouvement des images’, Paris, France
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, ‘Mondi Possibili’, Cologne, Germany
New York University, ‘The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984’, New York NY (travelling exhibition)

2005
BA-CA Kunstforum, ‘Superstars: From Warhol to Madonna’, Vienna, Austria
Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘Looking at Words’, New York NY
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Flashback – Eine Revision der Kunst der 80er Jahre’, Basel, Switzerland
Centre Pompidou, ‘Big Bang: Destruction and Creation in 20th Century Art’, Paris, France
Venice Biennale, ‘The Experience of Art’, Venice, Italy
Austin Museum of Art, ‘Color/Pattern/Grid’, Austin TX
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Collection’, New York NY (travelling exhibition)

2004
New Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘East Village USA’, New York NY
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, ‘Hot Pink’, Munich, Germany
Stadhuisplein, ‘Reflections’, Tongeren, Belgium (included light projections)
Essl Museum, ‘Visions of America’, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Villa Manin di Passariano, ‘Love/Hate: From Magritte to Cattelan: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art’, Passariano, Italy

2003
Sprüth Magers Lee Salzburg, ‘Shadow and Light’, Salzburg, Austria
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Tōkamachi, Japan
Kunsthaus Schloss Wendlinghausen, ‘Poeme/Image’, Wendlinghausen, Germany
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, ‘20th Anniversary Show’, Cologne, Germany
Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, ‘Micropolíticas II: Arte y cotidianidad, 1989–1980’, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, ‘Ameri©an Dre@m: A Survey’, New York NY
Museum Morsbroich, ‘Talking Pieces: Text und Bild in der Neuren Kunst’, Leverkusen, Germany

2002
Tate Liverpool, ‘Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture’, Liverpool, England (included light projections)
Musée d’art moderne Lille Métropole, ‘Sans commune mesure: Image et texte dans l’art actuel’, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
White Columns, ‘Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s’, New York NY (travelling exhibition)
Kunsthaus Zürich, ‘Public Affairs. Von Beuys bis Zittel’, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Gabriele Rivet, ‘Formen der Gewalt’, Cologne, Germany
Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, ‘Tancat per obres: Els artistes s’apropien l’arquitectura’, Barcelona, Spain

2001
Tate Liverpool, ‘Telling Tales: Narrative Impulses in Recent Art’, Liverpool, England
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, ‘The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art’, Houston TX
Walker Art Center, ‘American Tableaux’, Minneapolis MN
Galerie Rudolfinum, ‘American Art from the Goetz Collection, Munich’, Prague, Czech Republic

2000
Galerie Beyeler, ‘Artlight’, Basel, Switzerland
FIDM Museum, ‘The Intuitive Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection’, Los Angeles CA
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘Around 1984: A Look at Art in the Eighties’, New York NY
Galerie Yvon Lambert, ‘Sentimental’, Paris, France
Exit Art, ‘The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture’, New York NY
Museet for Samtidskunst, ‘Illuminations: Art from Two Millennia’, Oslo, Norway
Cheim & Read, ‘Couples’, New York NY

1999
Ash Fine Art, ‘Art in America: 2000’, New York NY
Centre d’Art Contemporain, ‘Un musée en appartement: Une exposition de toutes les gravures, multiples et photographies publiés par Parkett’, Geneva, Switzerland
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘The American Century: Art and Culture 1900–2000, Part II, 1950–2000’, New York NY
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, ‘Memory Opens Its Doors: Contemporary Art at the Lenbachhaus’, Munich, Germany
Bronx Museum of the Arts, ‘Urban Mythologies: The Bronx Represented since the 1960s’, New York NY
The Bathhouse, ‘Jenny Holzer / Sol Lewitt’, Kyoto, Japan

1998
Culturcentrum Brugge, ‘@rt words – @rt works!’, Bruges, Belgium
Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Helmut Lang’, Vienna, Austria
National Gallery of Australia, ‘Read My Lips: Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman’, Canberra, Australia
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, ‘Sculpture (Washington, D.C.)’, Chicago IL
University of South Australia, ‘Telstra Adelaide Festival, 20th Biennial Festival for the Arts’, Adelaide, Australia

1997
Sigmund Freud Museum, ‘Kunst für Freud’, Vienna, Austria
San Jose Museum of Art, ‘Alternating Currents: American Art in the Age of Technology’, San Jose CA
Museum of Modern Art, ‘On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Collection’, New York NY
Ubu Gallery, ‘One Line Drawing’, New York NY
Martin-Gropius-Bau, ‘The Age of Modernism: Art in the Twentieth Century’, Berlin, Germany

1996
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art II’, New York NY (travelling exhibition)
Biennale di Firenze, ‘Il Tempo e la Moda’, Florence, Italy (included light projections)
Hypobank International, ‘Orte des Möglichen – Weibliche Positionen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst’, Luxembourg (travelling exhibition)
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980–95’, New York NY
Guggenheim Museum SoHo, ‘Mediascape’, New York NY
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, ‘NowHere’, Humlebaek, Denmark

1995
Leccese-Sprüth, ‘Jahreswechsel 1995/96’, Cologne, Germany
Centre Pompidou, ‘Feminin – Masculin: Le sexe de l’art’, Paris, France
New Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection’, New York NY
SITE Santa Fe, ‘Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby’, Santa Fe NM
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, ‘Rodney Graham, Jenny Holzer, Christian Boltanski’, Munich, Germany

1994
Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘The Institute of Cultural Anxiety: Works from the Collection’, London, England
Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, ‘Gewalt/Geschäfte’, Berlin, Germany
Sogetsu Plaza, Sogetsu Kaikan, ‘Tradition and Invention: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Japanese Garden’, Tokyo, Japan
Kunsthalle Basel, ‘Welt-Moral: Moralvorstellungen in der Kunst Heute’, Basel, Switzerland

1993
Guggenheim Museum SoHo, ‘Virtual Reality: An Emerging Medium’, New York NY
Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Die Sprache der Kunst: Die Beziehung von Bild und Text in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts’, Vienna, Austria
Monika Sprüth Galerie, ‘Eau de Cologne 83-93’, Cologne, Germany
Martin Gropius-Bau, ‘American Art in the Twentieth Century: Painting and Sculpture 1913–1993’, Berlin, Germany (travelling exhibition)
Exit Art / The First World, ‘1920: The Subtlety of Subversion / The Continuity of Intervention’, New York NY

1992
Museum Ludwig, ‘Ars pro Domo’, Cologne, Germany
Kukje Gallery, ‘Words’, Seoul, South Korea
Hayward Gallery, ‘Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art’, London, England (travelling exhibition)
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing’, New York NY
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, ‘c. 1980’, New York NY

1991
Palazzo delle Albere, ‘American Art of the 80s’, Trento, Italy
Paula Cooper Gallery, ‘ACT-UP Benefit Exhibition’, New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Arts, University of Pennsylvania, ‘Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back at the Eighties’, Philadelphia PA (travelling exhibition)
Setagaya Art Museum, ‘Beyond the Frame: American Art, 1960–1990’, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Metropol, ‘The Picture After the Last Picture’, Vienna, Austria (travelling exhibition)
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, ‘Contemporary Art from the Collection of Jason Rubell’, Durham NC

1990
Centre Pompidou, ‘Art & Pub: Art et Publicite 1890-1990’, Paris, France
Art Gallery of Ontario, ‘Inquiries: Language in Art’, Toronto, Canada (travelling exhibition)
Museum of Modern Art, ‘High and Low: Modern Art & Popular Culture’, New York NY
Long Beach Museum of Art, ‘Video Poetics’, Long Beach CA
Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, ‘The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s’, New York NY

1989
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Image World: Art and Media Culture’, New York NY
Museum am Ostwall, ‘In Other Words: Wort und Schrift in Bildern der konzeptuellen Kunst’, Dortmund, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation’, Los Angeles CA
Monika Sprüth Galerie, ‘Scripta Manent – Verba Volant’, Cologne, Germany
Cincinnati Art Museum, ‘Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move Into the Mainstream’, Cincinnati OH (travelling exhibition)

1988
Art Gallery of New South Wales, ‘1988 Australian Biennale: From the Southern Cross, A View of World Art c. 1940–88’, Sydney, Australia (travelling exhibition)
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Committed to Print: An Exhibition of Recent American Printed Art with Social and Political Themes’, New York NY
Storefront for Art and Architecture, ‘Temporary Public Art: Changes and Interventions,’ New York NY

1987
Galerie Crousel-Robelin, ‘Jenny Holzer, Louise Lawler, Ken Lum’, Paris, France
Monika Sprüth Galerie, ‘Künstler der Galerie’, Cologne, Germany
Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
Centre Pompidou, ‘L’epoque, la mode, la morale, la passion’, Paris, France
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Avant-Garde in the Eighties’, Los Angeles CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Social Engagement: Women’s Video in the ‘80s’, New York NY

1986
Centro Cultural / Arte Contemporaneo, ‘Memento Mori’, Mexico City, Mexico
Israel Museum, ‘Barbara Kruger / Jenny Holzer’, Jerusalem, Israel
Am Hof, ‘Keith Haring – Jenny Holzer’, Vienna, Austria
Corcoran Gallery of Art, ‘In Other Words’, Washington DC
Contemporary Arts Center, ‘Jenny Holzer & Cindy Sherman: Personae’, Cincinnati, OH

1985
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1985 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Musée d’Art Contemporain, ‘Ecrans Politiques’, Montreal, Canada
Monika Sprüth Galerie, ‘Eau de Cologne’, Cologne, Germany
Carnegie Institute, ‘1985 Carnegie International,’ Pittsburgh PA
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Secular Attitudes’, Los Angeles CA

1984
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘The Human Condition: Biennial III’, San Francisco CA
Artists Space, ‘A Decade of New Art’, New York NY
Gallerie Engström, ‘1984: Women in New York’, Stockholm, Sweden
Sidney Janis Gallery, ‘A Celebration of American Women Artists, Part II: The Recent Generation’, New York NY
Galerie ’t Venster, ‘Jenny Holzer – Lady Pink,’ Rotterdam, Netherlands

1983
Bonner Kunstverein, ‘Ansatzpunkte. Kritischer Kunst heute’, Bonn, Germany (travelling exhibition)
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, ‘Walter Dahn, René Daniels, Isa Genzken, Jenny Holzer, Robert Longo, Henk Visch’, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1983 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Ronald Feldman Gallery, ’1984 – A Preview’, New York NY

1982
Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, ‘Plaques for Buildings: Thirty Texts from the Living Series, Cast in Bronze by Jenny Holzer and Peter Nadin’, New York NY
Young Hoffman Gallery, ‘A New Sensibility’, Chicago IL
Galerie Chantal Crousel, ‘Jenny Holzer – Peter Nadin: Living’, Paris, France

1981
Brooke Alexander Gallery, ‘Represent, Representation, Representative’, New York NY
Le Nouveau Musée, ‘Living’, Villeurbanne, France (with Peter Nadin)
Rheinhallen, ‘Westkunst: Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1939’, Cologne, Germany
Artists Space, ‘Eating Friends’, New York NY (with Peter Nadin)

1980
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, ‘Living’, Munich, Germany (with Peter Nadin)
Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Issue: Social Strategies by Women Artists’, London, England
5 Times Square, ‘The Times Square Show’, New York NY
David Amico, ‘Pleasure/Function’, Los Angeles CA

1979
616 South Broadway, ‘Individual and Collaborative Works by Nine Artists’, New York NY
5 Bleecker Street, ‘Manifesto Show’, New York NY

1978
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Artwords and Bookworks: An International Exhibition of Recent Artists’ Books and Ephemera’, Los Angeles CA (travelling exhibition)

Selected Light Projections

2015
New York Botanical Garden, ‘In the Garden’, New York NY

2011
Wawel Royal Castle, ‘For Krakow’, Krakow, Poland

2010
Alte Nikolaikirche, Römer, Dreikönigskirche, Literaturhaus, St. Katharinenkirche and Portikus, ‘For Frankfurt’, Frankfurt, Germany
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘For Richard and Miguel’, Boston MA (collaboration with Miguel Gutierrez)

2009
Fondation Beyeler, Basel Town Hall, Basel Minster, Basel Railway Station and Margarethenhügel, ‘For Basel’, Basel, Switzerland
National Museum, ‘For Prague’, Prague, Czech Republic
Santa Maria della Scala, ‘For Siena’, Siena, Italy

2008
Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyric Opera, 2 North Riverside Plaza, Tribune Tower and Merchandise Mart, ‘Projection for Chicago’, Chicago IL
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ‘For the Guggenheim’, New York NY

2007
Theodore Roosevelt Island, ‘For the Capitol’, Washington DC
Drake Hotel, Parliament Street silos and MaRS Building, ‘For Toronto’, Toronto, Canada
American Academy, Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, Piazza Tevere, Teatro di Marcello and Castel Sant’Angelo, ‘For the Academy’, Rome, Italy
HangarBicocca, Piazza della Scala, Castello Sforzesco and Stazione Centrale, ‘For Milan’, Milan, Italy
MCASD Downtown, Santa Fe Depot, MCASD La Jolla, Scripps Pier, San Diego Museum of Art and Qualcomm Campus, ‘For San Diego’, San Diego CA

2006
Palazzo Reale, Basilica di San Francesco di Paola, Palazzo della Prefettura and Palazzo Salerno, ‘For Naples’, Naples, Italy
Fleet Library and City Hall, ‘For RISD’, Providence RI
City Hall, ‘For Singapore’, Singapore
MAK Depot of Contemporary Art, Vienna City Hall, Hofburg Palace, Austrian Parliament, Vienna State Opera, Stock-im-Eisen-Platz 3, Obere Donaustraße 97–99, Austrian National Library and Vienna International Airport Tower, ‘For Vienna’, Vienna, Austria
London City Hall, St. Paul’s Covent Garden, Senate House, Barbican Sculpture Court, Somerset House and St. Giles’ Cripplegate, ‘For London’, London, England
Dublin Castle, Gate Theatre, Clarence Hotel, Mansion House, Trinity College, Bank of Ireland and General Post Office, ‘For Dublin’, Dublin, Ireland

2005
Rockefeller Center, Bobst Library and New York Public Library, ‘For the City’, New York NY

2004
Freedom Tower, ‘Xenon for Miami’, Miami FL
1515 14th Street and Gelman Library, ‘Xenon for D.C.’, Washington DC
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Bethesda Fountain, 515 Greenwich Street, Hotel Pennsylvania and Cooper Union, ‘For New York City’, New York NY
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Schattenburg Castle, Steinbruch Hohenems, Vermunt Stausee, Pfarrkirche Lech, Kanisfluh and Bregenz Festival Seebühne, ‘Xenon for Bregenz’, Bregenz and Vorarlberg, Austria

2003
Palazzo Carignano, ‘Xenon for Torino’, Turin, Italy (repeated in 2004 and 2005 at Palazzo Madama)
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Palazzo Corner, ‘Xenon for the Peggy Guggenheim’, Venice, Italy
Palais de Festival, Old Harbor and Le Suquet, ‘Xenon for Cannes’, Cannes, France
Tate Liverpool, ‘Xenon for Liverpool’, Liverpool, England

2002
Kaiserpfalz and Rathaus, ‘Xenon for Goslar’, Goslar, Germany

2001
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Oficinas en el Parque, Biblioteca Magna Raúl Rangel Frias, La Huasteca and Loma Larga, ‘Xenon for Monterrey’, Monterrey, Mexico
Dune du Pyla, Porte Cailhau, Place du Parlement, Cinéma Utopia, Basilique Saint-Michel, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Place de la Victoire, Quai des Chartrons, Louvre Museum, Square du Vert-Galant, Pont-Neuf, Église Saint-Eustache, and Panthéon, ‘Xenon for Bordeaux and Paris’, Paris, Bordeaux and Pyla-sur-Mer, France
Neue Nationalgalerie, St.-Matthäus-Kirche, Staatsbibliothek, Philharmonie, Federal Chancellery, Museumshöfe, Berlin City Hall, Altes Museum, Grand Hyatt, Humboldt-Universität, Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, DG Bank, DaimlerChrysler Services and Jewish Museum, ‘Xenon for Berlin’, Berlin, Germany

2000
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Castle Keep and Tuxedo Princess, ‘Xenon for BALTIC’, Gateshead and Newcastle, England
Planetario Galileo-Galilei, Bosques de Palermo, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Facultad de Derecho), Riachuelo, Fundación Proa and Teatro Colón, ‘Xenon for Buenos Aires’, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo Rådhus, University of Oslo and Lysgårdsbakkene, ‘Xenon for Oslo and Lillehammer’, Oslo and Lillehammer, Norway

1999
Fondazione Cini, ‘Xenon for Venice’, Venice, Italy
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Urca Hill, Sugarloaf Mountain, Arpoador Beach, Leme Beach and Leme Hill, ‘Xenon for Rio de Janeiro’, Rio de Janeiro

1998
Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier and Ringturm, ‘Xenon for Vienna,’ Vienna, Austria
Spanish Steps, ‘Xenon for Rome’, Rome, Italy

1996
Arno River at Palazzo Tempi, ‘Xenon for Florence’, Florence, Italy

Selected Awards and Memberships

2016
Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Ministère de la Culture, France
Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

2014
Asher B. Durand Award, Brooklyn Museum, New York NY

2011
Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award, Americans for the Arts, Washington DC and New York NY
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge MA
Medal of Distinction, Barnard College, New York NY

2010
LA MOCA Award for Distinguished Women in the Arts, Los Angeles CA

2009
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Smith College, Northampton MA
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA

2006
Urban Visionaries Award, Cooper Union, New York NY

2005
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School University, New York NY

2004
Public Art Network Award, Americans for the Arts, Washington DC and New York NY

2003
Resident in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome, Italy
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

2002
Kaiserring, City of Goslar, Germany
Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Ministère de la Culture, France

2000
Berlin Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin, Germany
Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Williams College, Williamstown MA

1996
Crystal Award, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland

1994
Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Ohio University, Athens OH
Skowhegan Medal for Installation, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison ME

1990
Leone d’Oro, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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