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Diana Thater

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For over two and a half decades, Diana Thater has explored the precarious relationship between culture and nature in her new media practice. Frequently using animals and natural phenomena as subjects, her precisely choreographed video installations immerse the viewer in ambient environments and invite new ways of seeing the world.

Drawing on issues of conservation, natural and manmade ecosystems, and socially-engineered environments, Thater’s installation and video work explores tensions between mankind and the animal kingdom, alongside the near-impossibility of unmanufactured experience. Animals feature as a recurring subject matter, yet when manipulated by Thater through video monitors and light-saturated environments, they attain a baroque artificiality heightened by the complete absence of sound.

Thater’s name has become associated with room-sized, profusely colorful and luminous projections which – as with her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998) – carry visitors off into another world. Her installations describe a technologically mediated nature while laying bare the mechanics of media representation, revealing the reality of the technical aspects and craftsmanship of the film.

Biography

Born San Francisco CA, 1962

Education

BA Art History, New York University, New York NY, 1984
MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA, 1990
Adjunct Faculty, Art Center College of Design MFA Program, Pasadena CA, 1993-2003
Present Core Faculty, Art Center College of Design MFA Program, Pasadena CA, 2003

Resides Lives and works in Los Angeles CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art Watershed, 'Diana Thater', Boston MA
Guggenheim Museum, 'Diana Thater. A Runaway World', Bilbao, Spain

2017 Borusan Contemporary, 'As Radical as Reality’, Istanbul, Turkey (Travelling Exhibition)
The Mistake Room, 'As Radical as Reality’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, 'Diana Thater: Starry Messenger', Houston TX

2016 1301PE, 'Colorvision', Los Angeles CA
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 'Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination', Chicago IL (Travelling Exhibition)

2015 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Aspen Art Museum, ‘Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla’, Aspen CO
San Jose Museum of Art, 'Beta Space', San Jose CA
Hauser & Wirth, 'Life is a Time-Based Medium', London, England
David Zwirner, 'Science, Fiction’, New York NY
Galerie Éric Hussenot, 'Diana Thater: Starry Messenger', Paris, France

2014 Église Saint-Philibert Church, 'Delphine', Dijon, France

2012 1301PE, 'Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet's Garden - Part I and Part II', Los Angeles CA
David Zwirner, 'Diana Thater: Chernobyl', New York NY

2011 Hauser & Wirth, 'Diana Thater: Chernobyl', London, England
Wexner Center for the Arts, 'Diana Thater: 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)
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 'Delphine', Stuttgart, Germany

2009 Kunsthaus Graz, 'Diana Thater: 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
Kulturkirche St. Stephani, 'Delphine', Bremen, Germany

2008 David Zwirner, 'Diana Thater: 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
University Museum of Contemporary Art, 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
West of Rome, 'relay: a collaboration with T. Kelly Mason', 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

2004 1301PE, 'White is the Color', Los Angeles CA
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 'Diana Thater: Keep the Faith. A Survey Exhibition', Siegen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthalle Bremen, 'Diana Thater: Keep the Faith. A Survey Exhibition', Bremen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

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, 'Diana Thater', Los Angeles CA
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, 'Delphine', Zurich, Switzerland
Galleria Emi Fontana, 'The Caucus Race', Milan, Italy
Tensta Konsthall, 'Diana Thater', 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
Galerie Hussenot, 'Diana Thater', Paris, France
H&R Projects, 'Diana Thater', 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
Art Space 'Diana Thater' San Antonio TX

1997 Kunstverein Hamburg, 'The individual as a species, the object as a medium. Diana Thater: Selected Works 1992-96', Hamburg, Germany
SITE Santa Fe, 'Diana Thater: Electric Mind and Recent Works', Santa Fe NM (Travelling Exhibition)
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 'Diana Thater: Electric Mind and Recent Works', Dallas TX (Travelling Exhibition)
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Diana Thater: '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 (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthalle Basel, 'The individual as a species, the object as a medium. Diana Thater: Selected Works 1992-96', Basel, Switzerland
Temporary Contemporary at The Baltic Flour Mills, 'Wicked Witch', Gateshead, England
David Zwirner, 'China, Crayons & Molly Numbers 1 through 10', New York NY

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, 'Diana Thater', 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 to the Lintel: Bliss', Pasadena CA
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, 'Up to the Lintel: Bliss', 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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Ural Industrial Biennial, '5th Ural Biennial of Contemporary Art', Ural, Russia
San Jose Museum of Art, 'Almost Human: Digital Art from the Permanent Collection', San Jose CA
Parkett Exhibition Space, 'PHOTO: The First Survey of All Photographic Works Made by Artists for Parkett since 1984', Zurich, Switzerland

2018 SculptureCenter, ‘Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995’, Long Island City, NY
Merchandise Mart, ‘Art on theMart’, Chicago, Illinois
The New Temporary Parkett Exhibition Space, ‘A Time Capsule Revisited. A New Installation of Works Made by Women for Parkett (1984-2017)’, Zurich, Switzerland
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 'Natural Wonders: the Sublime in Contemporary Art', Chadds Ford PA
Kunsthalle Bremen, ‘Auto Vision: Media Art from Nam June Paik to Pipilotti Rist’, Bremen, Germany
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 'Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995’, Cambridge MA
David Zwirner, 'David Zwirner: 25 Years', New York NY

2017 SPACE Gallery, Linda Pace Foundation, 'INCITE', San Antonio TX
Biennale de Lyon, '14th Biennale D'Art Contemporain de Lyon: Floating Worlds', Lyon, France
The Broad, 'Oracle’, Los Angeles CA
The Underground Museum, ‘Artists of Color’, Los Angeles CA
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, 'The Garden - End of Times; Beginning of Times', Aarhus, Denmark
Nicodim Gallery, 'The Basilisk', Los Angeles CA

2016 Columbus Museum of Art, 'The Sun Placed in the Abyss', Columbus OH
DePaul Art Museum, 'On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver', Chicago IL
San Jose Museum of Art, 'Indestructible Wonder', San Jose CA
Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, 'Soft Crash', Bergamo, Italy

2015 The College, Central St Martins, 'A Beautiful Darkness: curated by Nick Knight', London, England
Fundació Gaspar, 'Art Strikes Back!', Barcelona, Spain
World Chess Hall of Fame, 'Ladies' Knight: The Female Perspective on Chess', St. Louis MO
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 'Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s', Ann Arbor MI (Travelling Exhibition)
Telfair Museums, 'Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s', Savannah GA (Travelling Exhibition)
La Biennale di Venezia, 'Vita Vitale’, Azerbaijan Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
Ditch Projects, 'The Slow Burn', Springfield OR
Montclair Art Museum, 'Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s', Montclair NJ (Travelling Exhibition)

2014 Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, 'Cinema & Painting', Wellington, New Zealand
Tracy Williams, 'On the Blue Shore of Silence', New York NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Variations: Conversations In and Around Abstract Painting', Los Angeles CA
The Old Sorting Office, 'Here Today… A Major exhibition marking 50 years of the IUCN Red List', London, England
PinchukArtCentre, '(De-) Construction: Fiction & Reality', Kiev, Ukraine
Punta della Dogana, 'Prima Materia', Venice, Italy
Vancouver Art Gallery, 'Out of Sight: New Acquisitions', Vancouver, Canada
1301PE, 'Group Show', Los Angeles, CA

2013 La Conciergerie, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, '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)
Museum Ludwig, 'Not Yet Titled', Cologne, Germany
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

2012 Stedelijk Museum, 'Works in Place' Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, 'New Acquisitions', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, 'Beyond Imagination', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bank of America Plaza, 'Dualities', Los Angeles CA
Starkwhite, 'Greetings from Los Angeles', Auckland, New Zealand
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Riotous Baroque: From Cattelan to Zurbaran. Manifestations of Precarious Vitality', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Hamburger Kunsthalle, 'Alice in Wonderland', Hamburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Storm King Art Center, 'Light and Landscape', Mountainville NY
Dickinson Roundell Inc., 'Howling at the Moon', New York NY
Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di trento e Rovereto, 'Alice in Wonderland', Rovereto, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, 'This Will Have Been: Art Love and Politics in the 1980s', Chicago IL

2011 Tate Liverpool, 'Alice in Wonderland', Liverpool, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum London, 'Barroco Nova: 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
Tampa Museum of Art, 'Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New Generation. Selections from the Hadley Martin Fisher Collection', Tampa FL
Galerie im Taxispalais, 'Anonymous Sculptures. Video and Form in Contemporary Art', Innsbruck, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)

2010 Stedelijk Museum, 'Taking Place', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 'Simply Video', Stuttgart, Germany
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 'The Artist's Museum', 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)
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, 'The Plot Thickens…', Monterrey, Mexico

2009 Francis F. Naumann, 'Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess', New York NY
Calix Gustav Gallery, 'About Monitoring Art', Miami FL
Collection Vanmoerkerke, 'You will never wake up from this beautiful dream', Oostende, Belgium
Palazzo Fortuny, 'In-Finitum', Venice, Italy
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
1301PE, 'Mind the Step', Los Angeles CA
Aspen Art Museum, 'No Sound', Aspen CO

2008 Austrian Cultural Forum, ' The Artist as Troublemaker', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Whitney Storefronts', New York NY
Claremont Museum of Art, 'Multiverse', Claremont CA
MCASD - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 'Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet', San Diego CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection', Los Angeles CA
Project Space Leeds, 'Wreathing and Writhing', Leeds, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Progress', New York NY
David Zwirner,'The Gallery', New York NY
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
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art', Los Angeles CA
1301PE, 'Group Show', Los Angeles CA

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
Galleria Emi Fontana, 'Xmas Hysteria', 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 Falckenberg, 'IDYLLE: Traum und Trugschluss', Hamburg, Germany
Aspen Art Museum, 'Four Thursday Nights: Group Dynamics', Aspen CO
MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, 'O Momento Suspendido. Colección H&F', Vigo, Spain
Whitney Museum of American Art, '2006 Whitney Biennial', 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 by Gallery Artists', 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 Gallery of Ontario, 'The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour FIeld Art, 1950-2005', Toronto, Canada
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)
Mobile Museum of Art, 'An International Legacy: Selections from Carnegie Museum of Art', Mobile AL (Travelling Exhibition)

2004 Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 'Nature ganz Kunst', Hamburg, Germany
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
Nevada Museum of Art, 'An International Legacy: Selections from Carnegie Museum of Art', Reno NV (Travelling Exhibition)

2003 San Diego Museum of Art, 'Of Earth and Sky: Elements in Abstraction', San Diego CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Sitings: Installation Art 1969-2002' (cur. Paul Shimmel), Los Angeles CA
Independent Curators International, '100 Artists See God', New York NY
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', Bilbao, Spain
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 'An International Legacy: Selections from Carnegie Museum of Art', Oklahoma City OK (Travelling Exhibition)

2002 Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, 'Vidéo topiques. Tours et Retours de L'Art Vidéo', Strasbourg, France
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 'Das Tier in mir. Die Mensch-Tier-Verwandtschaft in der zeitgenössischen Kunst', Baden-Baden, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections', New York NY
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
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain Rhône-Alps, 'Sculpture Contemporaine', Lyon, France
Kunsthalle Basel, 'Keine Kleinigkeit', Basel, Switzerland
Fondation Beyeler, 'Claude Monet...bis zum Digitalen Impressionismus', Basel, Switzerland
Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Center, 'Making Nature', Copenhagen (Travelling Exhibition)
Österreichische 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 (Travelling Exhibition)
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 Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 'Bauen und Wohnen: Grafikeditionen Deutsche Bank Bauspar AG 1993 bis 1999', Frankfurt, Germany
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 (Travelling Exhibition)
Villa Merkel, 'Electronic Images: Videokunst 1965-2000', Esslingen, Germany
Modern Art Oxford, 'Enclosed and Enchanted', Oxford, England (Travelling Exhibition)
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 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
David Zwirner, 'Gallery Artists Summer Show', New York NY
California College of the Arts and Crafts, 'Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millenium', San Francisco CA
MuHKA - Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst 'Trouble Spot. Painting', Antwerp, Belgium

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, Australia (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 Biennale, '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 Whitney Biennial', New York NY
'Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997', Münster, 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 di 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 Biennale 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 Whitney Biennial', New York NY
Fundação de Serralves, 'Limiares/Threshold: Recent American Sculpture', Porto, Portugal
Gwangju Biennale, '1st Gwangju Biennale: Beyond the Borders' Gwangju, Korea
Biennale de Lyon, '3rd Biennale D'Art Contemporain de Lyon: Interactivité, image mobile, vidéo', 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, 'Summer Group Show', 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, 'Heart in Mouth', Los Angeles CA

Awards & Grants

2018 Art + Technology Lab Grant, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

2014 California Community Foundation Fellowship, Los Angeles CA

2011 2011 Award for Artistic Innovation, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles

2006 Recipient of the James D. Phelan Art Award in Film and Video, The San Francisco Foundation

2005 Fellowship Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York

1999 Artist-in-Residence for SaveTajiDolphins.com, Earth Island Institute, San Francisco CA

1998 The International Artist-in-Residence Program, Artpace, San Antonio TX

1995 Project Grant, Etant Donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, New York Prize, Beyond the Borders: Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

1993 Other Genres Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1991 Artists at Giverny Program, Artist-in-Residence at the Claude Monet Foundation, Lila Acheson-Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation, Giverny, France

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 Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY)

1998 – 00 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)

Public Projects

2012 Bank of America Plaza, Los Angeles

2007 – 08 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 – 07 The Colburn School (under construction 2005 – 2007), Los Angeles CA

2003 – 05 Shaw Tower, Commissioned Outdoor Sculpture Project (permanent installation), Vancouver, Canada

1991 Los Angeles International Airport Terminal

Lectures & Talks

2017 Lois Chiles Studio Theater, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, 'Artists in Dialogue: Diana Thater and David Alexander' Houston TX

2016 Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Roy Scranton Responds to Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination' Los Angeles CA

2015 San Jose Museum of Art, "Diana Thater in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Hauser & Wirth, London Picturing the Cosmos: Creative Minds: Diana Thater,' San Jose CA

2014 Society for Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago 'Diana Thater', Chicago IL

2010 Otis College of Art and Design, 'Diana Thater', Los Angeles CA
Roski School of Fine Art, 'Lecture Series: Diana Thater', Los Angeles CA

2009 New Museum, 'The Museum's Future Perspectives', New York NY

2007 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Conversations with Michael Govan: Diana Thater', Los Angeles CA

2005 Dia Center for the Arts, "'A Man Becomes Unstuck in Time in the Film that Became a Classic!' Diana Thater's lecture on Robert Smithon's film, 'The Spiral Jetty'", New York NY

2003 Work Group 2, '404 Object Not Found: What remains of media art?', (International congress concerning the production, presentation and preservation of media arts. Case Study of an installation by Diana Thater), Dortmund, Germany

2002 Dia Center for the Arts, 'Diana Thater on Robert Smithson', New York NY
Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, Bard College, Presentation of the Award for Curatorial Excellence and CSS Conversation with Suzanne Ghez, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Fulbright-Hays 2002 Group Projects Abroad Program, 'Ecology, Community Planning, and Social Challenges in Panama' (Residency: July 6 – August 3, 2002), Panama City, Panama
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 Biennial'), Santa Monica, CA

2001 UCLA Hammer Museum, Panel discussion 'Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video and Film', 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' Colloquium, Berkeley CA

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

1997 MAK Center for Art and Architecture, ‘World Cups of Art: Have We Missed the Goal?’ (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

1995 ArtCenter College of Design, 'Mediawork: The Southern California New Media Working Group', Pasadena California

1994 The Hirsch Farm Project, 'Optimism', Hillsboro WI

Curatorial Projects

2009 The Pacific Design Center, 'DIYPDC', West Hollywood CA

2007 Pinakothek der Moderne and Nationaltheater, 'drawling, stretching and fainting in coils...', Munich, Germany

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 – 98 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)

Bibliography

Monographs

2015 Cooke, Lynne, Gabriella Mark, Lisa (eds.), 'Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination', New York: DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2015, ill (exh. cat.)

2010 Varola, Helen, 'Diana Thater: Between Science and Magic', Santa Monica: Santa Monica Museum of Art and RAM Publications, 2010, ill. (exh. cat.)

2009 Budak, Adam, Pakesch, Peter, Arends, Bergit (et al.) 'Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla', Cologne: Walther König, 2009, ill. (exh. cat.)
Holmes, Pernilla, Rowe, Matthew 'Diana Thater. Tigers and Other People', Eastbourne: Towner Art Gallery, 2009, ill.

2005 Baumann, Amy, Choon, Anegela (eds.), 'Diana Thater: Dreamland', New York: Zwirner & Wirth, 2004, ill. (exh. cat.)

2004 Engelbach, Barbara, Herzogenrath, Wulf, 'Diana Thater: Keep the Faith. A Survey Exhibition', Köln: Salon Verlag, 2004, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hoormann, Anne, 'Diana Thater. Broken Circle', Siegen: Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Schriften des Museums für Gegenwartskunst Siegen: Bd. 2, 2004, ill. (exh. cat.)

2003 Schneider, Christiane, Thater, Diana, 'Transcendence is expansion and contraction at the same time', London: Haunch of Venison, 2003, ill. (exh. cat.)

2002 Cooke, Lynn, Kelly, Karen (eds.), 'Knots + Surfaces' (texts by Italo Calvino, Lynne Cooke, Adam Frank, Michael Govan, Umberto Eco and Akira Lippit, image layout by Diana Thater), New York: Dia Center for the Arts, 2001, ill. (exh. cat)

2000 Secession (ed.), 'Diana Thater: Delphine', Vienna: Wiener Secession, 2000, ill. (exh. cat.)

1999 St. Louis Art Museum, 'Diana Thater: The best outside is inside', St. Louis: St. Louis Art Museum, 1999

1998 Noever, Peter (ed.), 'The best animals are the flat animals, the best space is deep space' Los Angeles: MAK Center for Art and Architecture, 1998, ill. (exh. cat.)
Thater, Diana, Daftari, Fereshteh, 'Projects 64 : Diana Thater : Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 24- November 10, 1998', New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1998, ill.

1996 Kanjo, Katheryn, Thater, Diana, 'Diana Thater. Selected Works 1992-1996: the individual as species, the object as a medium.', Basel: Kunsthalle Basel, ill. 1996 (exh. cat.)
Walker, Hamza, Fulton, Gene (eds.), 'Diana Thater: China', Chicago: Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)

Artist’s Books & Writings

2008 Thater, Diana (ed.), '...drawling, stretching and fainting in coils...', Munich: Bayerische Staatsoper, Pinakothek der Moderne, 2008, ill. (exh. cat)

2005 Thater, Diana, 'A Man Becomes Unstuck in Time in the Film that Became a Classic!', in: Cooke, Lynne (ed.), 'Robert Smithson Spiral Jetty', Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005

1999 Thater, Diana, 'A living theatre', Salzburg: Salzburger Kunstverein, 1999
Thater, Diana, Neumaier, Otto 'Diana Thater. Who are We?', in: Detterer, Gabriele (ed.), 'Art Recollection. Artist's Interviews and Statements in the Nineties', Ravenna: Danilo Montanari & Exit & Zona Archives, 1999, pp. 204-215, ill.

1998 Thater, Diana, Neumaier, Otto, 'Wer sind wir?', in: 'Noëma Art Journal', Vienna, no. 49, October-November 1998, pp. 46-51, ill.
Thater, Diana, 'Diana Thater in Conversation with Stan Douglas', in: Watson, Scott, Thater, Diana, Clover, Carol J., 'Stan Douglas', London: Phaidon Press, 1998, ill.

1996 Thater, Diana, 'Electric Mind' (with a foreword by Kathryn Kanjo, and a reprint of "Rachel in Love" by Pat Murphy), Gent: Imschoot,1996
Thater, Diana, Hamza, Walker, 'Gay...Black...Female...Whatever', in: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (ed.), 'Persona', Basel: Schwabe & Kunsthalle Basel, 1996, (exh. cat.)

Publications

2015 Lorente, Raquel (ed.), 'Art Strikes Back!', Barcelona: Ediciones Polígrafa, 2015
Armstrong, Rachel, Bracker, Alison, et al. 'Vita Vitale: Azerbaijan Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia 2015' Baku: Heydar Aliyev Foundation, 2015, p. 97 (exh. cat.)
Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia (ed.), ' La Biennale di Venezia. 56th International Art Exhibition. All the World's Futures', Verona: Litopat for Marsilio Editori, 2015, p. 22 (exh. cat.)

2014 Bracker, Dr. Alison, 'Here Today…', London: Artwise Curators, 2014, pp. 102 – 103, ill. color, (exh. cat.)

2013 Unterdörfer, Michaela (ed.), 'Hauser & Wirth. 20 Years', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2013
Moszynska, Anna, 'Sculpture Now', London: Thames & Hudson, 2013

2012 Adrichem, Jan van, Martis, Adi [et al.](eds.), 'Stedelijk Collection Highlights. 150 Artists from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam', Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2012

2010 Martin, Sylvia, Ermacora, Beate (eds.), 'Anonyme Skulpturen. Video und Form in der zeitgenössischen Kunst', Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2010, pp. 58-63, ill. (exh. cat.)

2009 Welzel, Mark (ed.), '200 Artworks 25 Years Artists' Editions for Parkett', Zurich: Parkett Publishers, 2009
Moore, Sanna (cur.), 'Tigers and other people', Eastbourne: Towner, 2009, ill. (exh. cat)
Von Habsburg, Francesca, 'The collection book', Cologne: Verlag Walter König, 2009

2007 Schoen, Christian (ed.), 'Osram Art Projects 2007', Munich: Osram Art Projects, 2007, pp. 21 – 29

2006 Jäger, Joachim, Knapstein, Gabriele, Hüsch, Annette, 'Jenseits des Kinos: Die Kunst der Projektion', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2006, pp. 48 – 51
Unterdörfer, Michaela, Emslander, Fritz (eds.), 'Ballerina in a Whirlpool', Cologne: Snoeck, 2006, ill.

2005 Blume, Eugen (ed.), 'Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof', Berlin: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2005, pp. 452-459, ill.
Fox, Oriana, Grant, Catherine (eds.), 'LA Artland. Contemporary Art from Los Angeles', London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd., 2005, ill.
O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst Oberösterreich, Museum Moderner Kunst Passau (eds.), 'Die Ordnung der Natur', Vienna/Bozen: Folio Verlag, 2005, ill.
Palazzo delle Papesse centro arte contemporanea (ed), 'Guardami. Percezione del video', Siena: Gli Ori, 2005, ill. (exh. cat.)

2004 Schneider, Christiane (ed.), 'Animals', London: Haunch of Venison, 2004

2003 The Guggenheim Bilbao (ed.), 'Moving Pictures', Bilbao, 2003, ill. (exh. cat.)
Goetz, Ingvild, Urbaschek, Stephan (ed.), 'Fast Forward: Media Works from the Goetz Collection', Munich: Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, 2003, pp. 368-375, 427, ill. (exh. cat.)
Jongbloed, Marjorie, Oetker, Brigitte, Schneider, Christiane (eds.), 'Jahresring 50: Jahrbuch für moderne Kunst' ("models", a sequence of works organized by Diana Thater with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, T. Kelly Mason, Charles James and Alexis Teplin), Cologne: Oktagon Verlag, 2003

2002 Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center (ed.), 'Making Nature', Copenhagen, 2002, pp. 86-87, ill. (exh. cat.)
Burgess Fuller, Diana, Salvioni, Daniela, San Jose Museum of Art (eds.), 'Art/Women/California, 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections', Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002 (exh. cat.)
Kunsthalle Basel (ed.), 'Keine Kleinigkeit. Benefiz-Auktion 9. November 2002', Basel: Schwabe & Co Verlag, Kunsthalle Basel 58/2002

2001 Whitney Museum of American Art (ed.), 'BitStreams', New York, 2001, pp. 28-29, ill. (exh.brochure)
Whitney Museum of American Art (ed.), 'American Visionaries. Selection from the Whitney Museum of American Art', New York, 2001, p. 305, ill.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (ed.), 'public offerings', New York/London: Thames & Hudson, 2001, pp. 148-155, ill. (exh. cat.)
Häusler, Christa, Schweeger, Elisabeth (eds.), 'L.A.-ex Performances. Salons Kunst. Wissenschaft/Salons Art.Science', Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2001, pp. 68-79, ill.
Blase, Christoph, 'Art Now', Cologne: Taschen, 2001, pp. 158-159, ill.
Nemiroff, Diana, 'Elusive Paradise. The Millenium Prize', Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2001, p. 117, ill. (exh. cat.)
Pomona College Museum of Art (ed.), 'POST-LANDSCAPE: Between Nature and Culture', Claremont, 2001, pp. 30-31, ill. (exh. cat.)
Burckhardt, Jacqueline et al. (ed.), 'Parkett Collaborations & Editions since 1984', Zurich: Parkett Publishers, 2001, pp. 246-247, ill. (exh. cat.)
Bussmann, Klaus (et al.), 'Intermedia – Dialog der Medien', Siegen: Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2001, pp. 46-49, ill. (exh. cat.)

2000 Warr, Tracey, Jones, Amelia (eds.), 'The Artist's Body', London: Phaidon, p. 43
Lunefeld, Peter, 'Snap to Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media and Cultures', Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2000
Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe (ed.), 'Herausforderung Tier – von Beuys bis Kabakov', Karlsruhe: Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, 2000, pp. 104-105, ill. (exh. cat.)
Lineberry, Heather Sealy, Arizona State University Art Museum (eds.), 'Sites Around the City: Art and Environment', Tempe: Arizona State University Art Museum, 2000, ill. (exh. cat.)

1999 Phillips, Lisa, 'The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999, pp. 371-372, ill. (exh. cat.)
Carnegie Museum of Art (ed.), 'Carnegie International 1999/2000', Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 84-85, ill. (exh. cat.)
Thater, Diana, Amanshauser, Hildegund (eds.), 'A Living Theatre' (text "Proscenium Challenged" by Diana Thater, with individual sections designed by each of the artist), Salzburg: Salzburger Kunstverein, 1999
Salzburger Kunstverein (ed.), 'Jahresberricht 1999' (text "A Living Theatre" by Hildegund Amanshauser and Diana Thater), Salzburg: Salzburger Kunstverein, 1999
Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute (ed.), 'Carnegie International 1999/2000: Artists' Reader', Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 1999, p. 199
Rinder, Lawrence (ed.), 'Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millenium', New York: Thames & Hudson, 1999, pp. 3, 42-43, 176-177, ill. (exh. cat.)
Riemschneider, Burkhard, Grosenick, Uta (eds.), 'Art at the turn of the millennium: Ausblick auf das neue Jahrtausend', Cologne: Taschen, 1999, pp. 498-501, ill. (exh. cat.)
Tordoir, Narcisse, Tuymans, Luc, Van de Sompel, Roland (eds.), 'TroubleSpot', Antwerpen: NICC/MUHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, 1999, p. 103, ill. (exh. cat.)

1998 Intra, Giovanni, 'SPAN: Jessica Bronson, Mariko Mori, Diana Thater', Auckland/New Plymouth: Artspace, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 1998 (exh. cat.)
Douglas, Stan, 'Diana Thater in Conversation with Stan Douglas', London: Phaidon Press, 1998
___, 'cream (10 curators, 10 writers, 100 artists: contemporary art in culture)', London: Phaidon, 1998, pp. 369-399, ill.

1997 Kunstmuseum Bonn (ed.), 'Multiple Identity. Amerikanische Kunst 1975 – 1995 aus dem Whitney Museum of American Art' (text by Johanna Drucker, Donald Kuspit, et.al.), Gonn, 1997 (exh. cat.)
SüdwestLB-Südwestdeutsche Landesbank (ed.), 'Kunst...Arbeit', Mannheim, 1997, pp. 206 – 207, ill. (exh. cat.)
Nittve, Lars, Hackman, William R., 'Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960 – 1997', Humlebaek, 1997 (exh. cat.)
Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council, South Africa and the Prince Claus Fund of Culture and Development, The Netherlands (eds.), 'Trade Routes; History and Geography', (text by Okwui Enwezor, Francesco Bonamai, et al.), Johannesburg, 1997 (exh. cat.)
Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Whitney Museum of American Art, Edizioni Charta (eds.), 'American Art from the Whitney Museum 1975 – 1997', Milan, 1997 (exh. cat.)
Bussmann, Klaus, König, Kasper (et al.) (eds.), 'Skulpturen. Projekte in Münster 1997', Munster: Gerd Hatje, 1997 (exh. cat.)
The Whitney Museum of American Art (ed.), '1997 Biennial Exhibition' (text by Lisa Phillips, Louise Neri), New York, 1997 (exh. cat.)

1996 Salzburger Kunstverein (ed.), 'Jahresbericht 1996' (text by Amanshauser Hildegund, cover and insert by Diana Thater), Salzburg: Salzburger Kunstverein, 1996
___, 'Electric Mind' (a screenplay by Diana Thater, includes an introduction by Kathyrn Kanjo and the original short story "Rachel in Love" by Pat Murphy), Gent: Imschoot, uitgevers, 1996 (exh. cat.)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery (ed.), 'Being & Time. The Emergence of Video Projection' (text by Marc Mayer), Buffalo: Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art (ed.), 'Painting – The Extended Field' (text by Sven-Olov Wallenstein), Malmo, 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)
Bonami, Francesco (ed.), 'Echoes. Contemporary Art at the Age of Endless Conclusions', New York: The Monacelli Press, Inc., 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)
Art Gallery of New South Wales (ed.), 'Jurassic Technologies. Revenant ' (text by Lynne Cooke, Jonathan Crary, et al.), Sydney, 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)

1995 Museum Fridericianum (ed.), 'Surroundings', Kassel, 1995 (exh. cat.)
de With, Witte (ed.), 'Witte de With, Cahier no. 3', Dusseldorf: Richter Verlag, 1995, ill.
Musée d'art Contemporain de Lyon (ed.), 'Biennale d'art Contemporain de Lyon' (text by Thierry Prat, Thierry Raspail, Georges Rey), Lyon, 1995 (exh. cat.)
The Whitney Museum of American Art (ed.), '1995 Biennial Exhibition' (text by Klaus Kertess, John Shbery, et al.), New York, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Fundação de Serralves (ed.), 'Limiares/Threshold' (text by Dan Cameron), Porto, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Kwangju Biennale Foundation (ed.), 'Beyond the Borders. Kwangju Biennale' (text by Kathy Halbreich, Clive Adams, et al.), Seoul, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1994 Deichtorhallen Hamburg (ed.), 'temporary translation(s): Sammlung Schürmann' (text by Zdenek, Felix), Hamburg, 1994 (exh. cat.)
Hirsch Foundation (ed.), 'Optimism' (Hirsch Farm Project), Northbrook, 1994 (exh. cat.)
van Kooij, Barbara (ed.), 'Witte de With: Cahiers #3', Rotterdam, 1994

Press

2017 Zellen, Jody, 'Diana Thater. A Runaway World. The Mistake Room’, on: www.artandcakela.com, Los Angeles, 3 May 2017

2016 ___, 'Intersecting Temporal Boundaries. Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination' in Aesthetica, London, November 2016, p.17
Dittmann, Joan, 'Art exhibit allows visitors to interact with images', on: www.chicagotribune.com, Chicago, 10 November 2016
Levitt, Aimee, 'At the MCA, Diana Thater transports visitors to new spaces', on: www.chicagoreader.com, Chicago, 10 November 2016
Waxman, Lori, 'Where best to experience art? At home or in the museum?', on: www.chicagotribune.com, Chicago, 9 November 2016
Arvia, Janet, 'MCA Chicago Projects Artist Diana Thater’s 'Sympathetic Imagination'', on: www.rebelliousmagazine.com, Chicago, 8 November 2016
___, 'Comprehensive Diana Thater Exhibit Now Showing at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art', www.creativeplanetnetwork.com, New York, 3 November 2016
Vitali, Marc, 'Wild Art at MCA Chicago: Immerse Yourself in Animal Imagery', on: chicagotonight.wttw.com, Chicago, 31 October 2016
___, 'Diana Thater’s ‘Colorvision’ at 1301PE Gallery, Los Angeles', on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 26 October 2016
Leaver, John, 'Both Like and Unlike', on: x-traonline.org, Los Angeles, September 2016
Hanna, Noah, 'Boundless Vividity: The Sympathetic Imagination' in: The Seen, Chicago, 20 September 2016
McMillan, Katy, 'Sun-Times Fall Arts Preview 2016 — Visual Arts', on: chicago.suntimes.com, Chicago, 9 September 2016
___, '‘Indestructible’ at SJMA marks debuts of new acquisition by Diana Thater, commission by Evan Holm', on: www.artfixdaily.com, New York, 4 August 2016
Nazif, Perwana, 'Diana Thater', on: www.coeval-magazine.com, Los Angeles, 29 April 2016
Abrams, Amah-Rose, 'Artist Diana Thater Documents the Last Northern White Rhinos on Earth', on: www.news.artnet.com, New York, 13 April 2016
Zellen, Jody, 'Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination', in: After Image' New York, March 2016, pp. 26-27
___, 'Los Angeles County Museum of Art', in: Sculpture Magazine, Washington DC, February 2016, p.2
Creahan, D., 'Los Angeles – Diana Thater: "The Sympathetic Imagination"', on: www.artobserved.com, New York, 18 February 2016
Lytle-Painter, Emily, 'Installing Diana Thater', on: www.unframed.lacma.org, Los Angeles, 17 February 2016
Griffin, Jonathan, 'Diana Thater', on: www.artinamericamagazine.com, New York, 1 February 2016
Cotton, Charlotte, 'Diana Thater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art', in: Artforum, New York, February 2016
Menzies, Michelle, 'Critics Pick's: Los Angeles', on: www.artforum.com, New York, 27 January 2016
___, 'Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla', on: www.artdependence.com, Brussels, January 2016
___, 'The Sympathetic Imagination', in: Monopol, Berlin, January 2016

2015 Vikram, Anuradha, 'Hashtags: Dominion', on: www.dailyserving.com, San Francisco, 16 December 2015
Smythe, Katie, ' Diana Thater at LACMA: sci-fi vibes, VHS and all the colours of the rainbow', on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 9 December 2015
Mizota, Sharon, 'Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination at LACMA stuns the senses', in: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 9 December 2015
Cooke, Lynne, Govan, Michael, 'A Conversation with Diana Thater', Los Angeles, 7 December 2015
Angeleti, Gabriella, 'Career Retrospective focuses on Diana Thater's Ecological Concerns', in: The Arts Newspaper, London, 4 December 2015
Stromberg, Matt, 'In Diana Thater’s Immersive Videoscapes at LACMA, Viewers Enter a World Governed by Animals', on: www.artsy.net, New York, 30 November 2015
___, 'Diana Thater: the sympathetic imagination', on: www.thefamilysavvy.com, Los Angeles, 26 November 2015
Osnos, Corinne, 'LACMA Unveils Its Largest Exhibit Dedicated to a Female Artist', on: www.la-confidential-magazine.com, Los Angeles
Travers Andrew, 'The Wild World of Diana Thater: 'gorillagorillagorilla' at the Aspen Art Museum', on: www.aspentimes.com, Aspen, 13 November 2015
___, 'LACMA Presents Film and Video Artist Diana Thater's First Career Retrospective', on: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com, New York, 10 November 2015
Bryant, Eric, 'No Looking Back: LACMA Closes Out Its 50th Year', on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 6 November 2015
Kino, Carol, 'Film and Video Artist Diana Thater's First Retrospective at LACMA', on: www.wsj.com, New York, 5 November 2015
Fort, Patrick, 'Gorillas, cloth and words', on: www.aspenpublicradio.org, Aspen, 4 November 2015
Miller, M.H., 'Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Announces Film Program', on: www.artnews.com, New York, 23 October 2015
Muhlfeld, Liza, '25 Most Collectible Midcareer Artists: Diana Thater', on: www.blouinartinfor.com, New York, 27 September 2015
Schwendener, Martha, 'Museum & Gallery Listings for the Fall and Beyond', on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 7 September 2015
Berardini, Andrew, 'Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination', in: Artforum, New York, September 2015, p. 212
___, 'Diana Thater', in: Art + Auction, New York, September 2015
___, 'Diana Thater', in: Art In America, New York, August 2015, p. 42
Ferguson, Joe, 'Review: Navigating Between Science and Art in Work by Diana Thater', on: www.sciartinamerica.com, New York, 28 August 2015
McQuade, Lauren, 'The Broad Collection: Inside LA's New Free Art Museum with Director Joanne Heyler', on: www.artslant.com, Los Angeles, 26 August 2015
Chandler, Anna, 'Come As You Are: Telfair brings ’90s to life again', on: www.connectsavannah.com, Savannah, 10 June 2015
___, 'Different Strokes', on: artforum.com, New York, 5 June 2015
___, "Diana Thater: Life is a Time-Based Medium, Hauser & Wirth', on: www.culturewhisper.com, London, 19 March 2015
Neil, Jonathan T.D., 'Diana Thater Science, Fiction. David Zwirner, New York 8 January – 21 February', in: Art Review, New York, London, March 2015, p. 133, ill. colour
___, 'Come As You Are: the grungiest art of the 90s – in pictures', on: www.theguardian.com, London, 3 February 2015
Plagens, Peter, 'A Tirbute to the Lowly Beetle, Plus Bringing Myths to Life', on: www.wsj.com, New York, 30 January 2015
Johnson, Ken, 'Diana Thater. 'Science, Fiction'', in: The New York Times, New York, 30 January 2015
___, 'Diana Thater: 'Science, Fiction', on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 29 January 2015
Creahan, Daniel, 'New York – Diana Thater: “Science, Fiction“ At David Zwirner Through February 21st, 2015', on: www.artobserved.com, New York, 24 January 2015

2014 Finkel, Jori, Kennedy, Randy, 'Los Angeles Museum Names a New Director', on: www.thenewyorktimes.com, New York, 15 January 2014
Griffin, Kevin, 'Twisty new downtown Vancouver tower designed to inspire', on: www.vancouversun.com, Vancouver, 17 February 2014
Hirschowitz, Bianca, 'Hauser & Wirth Heads West', on: artlog.com, 12 June 2014
Knight, Christopher, 'Los Angeles’ art world is bigger and wider', on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 12 September 2014
Spines, Christine, 'Of animals, art and otherness: Q&A with incoming Grad Art chair, Diana Thater', on: blogs.artcenter.edu/dottedline, Pasadena, 8 April 2014
Spula, Ian, 'The Loop Has 500 New Luxury Apartments at OneEleven Wacker', on: www.chicagomag.com, Chicago, 30 June 2014
Williams, Maxwell, 'Art Los Angeles Contemporary Director Previews the Santa Monica Fair', on: www.hollywoodreporter.com, Los Angeles, 16 January 2014
___, 'New Chair: Diana Thater', on: www.artcentermfa.net, Los Angeles, 1 September 2014

2013 ___, 'Frieze Favourites. Our Pick From The London Art Fair', on: www.ultravie.co.uk, 21 October 2013, ill.
Harris, Gareth, 'Pinault collection gets Paris show', in: The Art Newspaper, London, September 2013, p. 7
___,'Video Artist Diana Thater’s Dreamlike Displays', on: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com, 19 July 2013, ill.
___, 'Hello, Babylon! The Art World is cheating on New York with Los Angeles', in: Gallerist NY, New York, 18 June 2013, ill.
Crown, Kelly, 'The Escape Artist', on: www.online.wsj.com, New York, 14 March 2013, ill.
___, 'David Zwirner to Present Work of Diana Thater Set for THE ARMORY SHOW', on: www.broadwayworld.com, New York, 26 February 2013, ill.
Mac Adam, Alfred, 'Diana Thater-Review', in: Art News, New York, January 2013, p.91, ill.
Neil, Jonathan T.D., 'DinanThater: Chernobyl', in: Art Review, London, January/February 2013, p.119, ill.

2012 ___, 'David Zwiner reopens gallery space with exhibition by artist Diana Thater', in: Art Daily, Online, 13 November 2012, ill.
___, 'David Zwiner opens post-Sandy with Diana Thater's 'Chernobyl' video', in: The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 5 November 2012, ill.
___, ''Mankind Will Destroy Civilization': Diana Thater on Her David Zwirner Show', in: Art Info, New York, 14 November 2012, ill.
___, 'See.Inside the Zone of Alienation.Diana Thater', in: Artlog, Online, 9 November 2012, ill.
___, 'Silent video installation gives 20th anniversary encore at 1301 PE Gallery', in: South California Public Radio, Online, 17 November 2012, ill.
___, 'The David Zwirner Gallery reopens with Dina Thater', in: Art Media Agency, 9 November 2012, Online
Duray, Dan, 'Diana Thater Brings (More) Devastation to Chelsea (In a Good Way)', on: galleristny.com, New York NY, 8 November, ill.
Estefan, Kareem, 'Chelsea After Sandy: A Roundup with Diana Thater's 'Chernobyl' at David Zwirner ...', in: Art Agenda, New York, 14 November 2012, ill.
Groblar, Demetrij, 'Diana Thater and her zoo video installations', in: Authoria, Online, 24 October 2012, ill.
Gopnik, Blake, 'The Daily Pic: After Sandy, Diana Thater shows that Chernobyl was even worse', on: www.thedailybeast.com, 6 November 2012
Kagel, Jenna, 'Silent Video Installation gives 20th Anniversary encore at 1301 PE Gallery', on: www.scpr.org, 17 November 2012, Southern California, ill.
Régnier, Philippe, 'Lancement du 'Galapagos Project' à Monaco', in: Le Quotidien de l'Art, Paris, December 2012, p.9
Steinberg, Claudia, 'New York galleries after Sandy. Uncanny parallels: Diana Thater's video installation', on: artstation.com, New York, 16 November 2012, ill.

2010 Ayers, Robert, 'Diana Thater', in: ARTnews, New York, May 2010, p. 112, ill.
Neil, Jonathan T. D., ' Diana Thater. Between Science and Magic', in: Art Review, London, April 2010, p. 112
Willems, Brian, 'Diana Thater. Pet Fixations', in: Art US, New York NY, 2009, p. 92-99, ill.

2009 Ward, Ossian, 'After Darwin', in: Time Out, London, 16 July 2009, ill.
Sansone, Valentina, 'Diana Thater, Kunsthaus Graz', in: Flash Art, New York, May 2009, p. 88, ill.
Sholis, Brian, 'Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla', in: Artforum, New York, January 2009, p. 136, ill.

2008 Kantor, Jordan, 'Los Angeles. California Video', in: Artforum, New York, No. 5, January 2008, p. 135
Hudson, Suzanne, 'Diana Thater. David Zwirner', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XLVI, No. 7, March 2008, pp. 359-360, ill.

2007 Luz, Kathrin, 'Idylle', in: Kunstforum, Ruppichteroth, Bd. 184, March-April 2007, pp. 295-297, ill.
___, 'Diana Thater', in: StadtBauwelt 174, Berlin, vol. 98, No. 24, 22 June 2007, pp. 74-75, ill.

2006 Fronz, Hans-Dieter, 'Alles dreht sich um den Kreis', in: Badische Zeitung, Freiburg/Breisgau, 4 October 2006, p.11, ill.
dü, 'Ausstellung setzt Werke und Betrachter in Bewegung', in: Badisches Tagblatt, Baden-Baden, 2 October 2006, p. 1
___, 'Hauser & Wirth Collection in Baden-Baden', in: Badisches Tagblatt, Baden-Baden, 30 September 2006, p. 1
Lenhardt, Christiane, 'Spielerisch die Welt umkreisen und erklären', in: Badisches Tagblatt, 30 September 2006, p. 1, ill.
Thiele, Carmela, 'Wanderung in die Tiefe', in: Badische Neueste Nachrichten, Baden-Baden, 30 September 2006, p. 1
___, 'Die Zeit wird bei 1000 Uhren zur physischen Erfahrung', in: Badisches Tagblatt, Baden-Baden, 28 September 2006, p. 1
___, 'Neues aus Museen und Kunsthallen', in: Informationsdienst Kunst, Regensburg, Nr. 360, 14 September 2006, p. 6
Berwick, Carly, 'Whitney Biennial 2006: "Day For Night"', in: Artnews, New York, vol. 105, no. 5, May 2006, p. 156, ill.

2005 Thater, Diana, 'A Man Becomes Unstuck in Time in the Film that Became a Classic!', in: Robert Smithson Spiral Jetty, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2005
FW, 'Printemps de septembre', in: Modern Painters, London, December 2005/January 2006, p. 128, ill.
Smith, P.C., 'Diana Thater at David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth', in: Art in America, New York, No. 5, May 2005, p. 160
Zaunschirm, Thomas, 'Im Zoo der Kunst II: XII. Noch ein paar naive oder falsche Fragen zu den Grenzen der Kunstgattungen', in: Kunstforum International, Ruppichteroth, Vol. 175, April-May 2005, pp. 86-93, ill.
Avgikos, Jan, 'Diana Thater. David Zwirner Gallery', in: Artforum International, New York, April 2005, p. 186, ill.
CKH, 'Diana Thater: Continuous Contiguous', in: Modern Painters, London, March 2005, p. 99, ill.

2004 Lindinger, Gabriele, Schmid, Karlheinz, Wirth, Iwan (eds.), 'Kunstjahr 2004. Die Zeitschrift, die Bilanz zieht', Regensburg: Lindinger + Schmid, 2004, pp. 252-253, ill.
Bessling, Rainer, 'Berauschende Farbräume', in: Foyer. Das Kulturjournal für Bremen und den Nordwesten, Bremen, no. 54, 2004, pp. 48-49, ill.
Zamudio-Taylor, Victor, 'Art Pace A Foundation for Contemporary Art. A New Model of Contemporary Art Advocacy', in: arco contemporary art, Madrid, no. 34, Winter 2004, pp. 38-43, ill.
Laukötter, Frank, 'Diana Thater. Keep the faith. A survey exhibition', in: Punkt. Kunst im Nordwesten, Bremen: Der Kunstverein in Bremen, no. 1, 2004, pp. 4-5, ill.
Schmid, Karlheinz, 'Auf Nummer Sicher', in: Kunstzeitung, Regensburg, no. 99, November 2004, p. 13
Claus, Jürgen, 'Architektur aus Farblicht', in: Kunstjahr 2004, Regensburg, no. 4, 2004, pp. 252-253, ill.
Herchenröder, Christian, 'Debüt mit Stärken und Schwächen', in: Handelsblatt, Dusseldorf, 24 September 2004, p. 43
Basting, Barbara, 'Die Evangelisierung des Museums', in: Tages Anzeiger, Zurich, 23 September 2004, p. 61
Liebs, Holger, 'Bis in alle Ewigkeit', in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, 22 September 2004, p. 15
Mack, Gerhard, 'Kunst taugt nicht für Moral', in: NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich, 19 September 2004, p. 69
Dattenberger, Simone, 'Seriöse Moderne', in: Oberbayerisches Volksblatt, 8 August 2004, p. 16
Knapp, Gottfried, 'Das Kunstberfwerk', in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, 24 July 2004, p. 13

2003 Glover, Michael, 'Diana Thater', in: Artnews, New York, vol. 102, no. 8, September 2003, pp. 144-145, ill.
Darling, Michael, 'Sitings: Installation Art 1969-2002', in: MOCA The Contemporary, Los Angeles, September/October/November 2003, pp. 8-9, ill.
Kitamura, Katie, 'Diana Thater: Transcendence in Expansion and Contraction at the Same Time', in: Contemporary Magazine, London, no. 53/54, August 2003, pp. 121-122
___, 'Diana Thater', in: The Guardian Guide, London, 10-16 May 2003, p. 35
___, 'Nature reserve', in: ArtReview, London, vol. LIV, May 2003, p. 23, ill.
Menin, Samuele, Sansone, Valentina, 'Focus Video and Film. Contemporary Video Art (Part II) ', in: Flash Art, Milan, vol. XXXVI, no. 229, March-April 2003, pp. 92-99, ill.

2002 Fronz, Hans-Dieter, 'Claude Monnet… bis zum digitalen Impressionismus. Fondation Beyeler, Riehen bei Basel', in: Kunstforum, Ruppichteroth, no. 160, June-July 2002, pp. 426, 428, ill.
Hontoria, Javier, 'Diana Thater', in: Lapiz, Madrid, June 2002, p. 74
Le Foll, Nathalie, 'Monet Moderne', in: Connaissance des Arts, Paris, May 2002, p. 30
Neuerbourg, Hanns, 'Seeing Monet as a Precursor to Digital Art', in: LA Times, Los Angeles, 13 April 2002

2001 ___, 'Dia Center for the Arts', in: Connaissance des arts, Paris, special issue "Chelsea", 2001, p. 32, cover, ill.
___, 'Elusive Paradise: The Millennium Prize', in: Vernissage, The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, vol. 3, no. 2, Spring 2001, p. 10, ill.
___, 'Dia Center for the Arts', in: Tema Celeste, Milan, vol. XVIII, no. 88, November-December 2001, p. 105, ill.
Barlow, Melinda, 'Sculpture and architecture in dialogue: a conversation with Diana Thater', in: Sculpture, Washington, October 2001, pp. 34-39
Skarf, Shayna, 'Diana Thater, Knots + Surfaces', in: Time Out, New York, 27 September -4 October 2001, p. 84, ill.
Pollack, Barbara, 'Back to the Future with "BitStreams"', in: Art in America, New York, vol. 89, no. 9, September 2001, pp. 60-63, ill.
Israel, Nico, 'Public Offerings', in: Artforum, New York, September 2001, p. 189
___, 'Keine Helden. Documenta 11: Die ersten Namen - ohne Gewähr', in: Kunstzeitung Regensburg, Regensburg, Nr. 61, September 2001, p. 9, ill.
Campbell, Clayton, 'Public Offerings', in: Flash Art, Milan, vol. XXXIV, no. 219, July-September 2001, p. 117
Wilson, Michael, 'Diana Thater', in: Art Monthly, London, July-August 2001, pp. 46-47
Cooke, Lynne, 'Public Offerings', in: Burlington Magazine, London, July 2001, pp. 458-459
Tillyard, Virginia, 'Bit Streams and Data Dynamics', in: Burlington Magazine, London, June 2001, pp. 394-395
Gilbert, Andrea, 'Splash: Big Names in Contemporary Art Dive to Their Limits', in: View (lifestyle magazine of Kathimerini), Athens, June 2001, pp. 88-93, ill.
Reidemeister, Johann Christoph, 'Gross, bunt und spannend – La vie en orange. Die Zürcher Galerie Hauser & Wirth und die amerikanische Videokünstlerin Diana Thater', in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, no. 133, 12 June 2001, p. B7 (special supplement Art 32 Basel), ill.
Ihle, Pascal, 'Ein Fluss von Elementarteilchen. "Bitstreams" – digitale Kunstwelten im Whitney Museum', in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, no. 128, 6 June 2001, p. 61
Dichter, Claudia, 'Signale in Siegen', in: Art, Hamburg, no. 6, June 2001, p. 121, ill.
Scott, Melanie, 'Elusive Paradise', in: ARTnews, New York, vol. 100, no. 7, Summer 2001, p. 186
___, 'museum für gegenwartskunst siegen', in: Frame, Vienna, no. 7, May/June 2001, p. 18, ill.
___, 'Public Offerings @ The L.A. MoCA', in: Flash Art, Milan, vol. XXXIV, no. 218, May-June 2001, p. 78
___, 'Public Offerings', in: Tema Celeste, Milan, vol. XVIII, no. 85, May-June 2001, p. 108
Barrot, Olivier, Schmitt, Sophie, 'New York contemporain de Chelsea au Meat Market', in: L'Oeil, Paris, no. 526, May 2001, pp. 31-36
Muchnic, Suzanne, 'Ascent of the Early Risers', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 1 April 2001
Miles, Christopher, 'MOCA Takes Stock of the '90s', in: Art & Auction, New York, 1 April 2001
Pollack, Barbara, 'Diana Thater', in: ARTnews, New York, vol. 100, no. 4, April 2001, p. 139, ill.
___, 'Diana Thater', in: Bitstreams, Whitney Museum/ New York, 22 March – 10 June 2001, pp. 28-29, ill.
___, 'Bitstreams', in: Tema Celeste, Milan, vol. XVIII, no 84, March-April 2001, p.116
___, 'MOCA Examines Ponts of Emergence of Today's Significant Artists', in: Antiques & The Arts Weekly, Newtown, 30 March 2001
Gellatly, Andrew, 'Enclosed and Enchanted', in: Frieze, London, no. 56, January-February 2001, p. 114
Schendener, Martha, 'Diana Thater. Dia Center for the Arts', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXXIX, no. 5, January 2001, p. 37, ill.
Tumlir, Jan, 'Public Offerings. Museum of Contemporary Art', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXXIX, no. 5, January 2001, p. 43
___,'Tenth Reunion. Jan Tumlir talks with Paul Schimmel and Howard Singerman', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXXIX, no. 5, January 2001, pp. 120-123
Moreau, Patric, 'Diana Thaters visuella överdad', in: Kristianstadsbladet, Kristianstad, 8 January 2001, p. 5, ill.
Allerholm, Milou, 'Diana Thater', in: Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, 5-11 January 2001, p. 19

2000 Amanshauser, Hildegund, 'Diana Thater , in: Secession (ed.), Secession magazine, Vienna: Secession, no. 1, 2000, pp. 4-5, ill.
Arrhenius, Sara, 'Come Closer On the Intimacy of Vision in the Art of Diana Thater', in: Parkett, Zurich, no. 60, December 2000, pp. 76-87, ill.
Haslinger, Regina, 'Die Erinnerung der Kunst an das Tier', in: Parkett, Zurich, no. 61, December 2000, pp. 88-101, ill.
Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, 'Water, Sun, and Thinking Bodies', in: Parkett, Zurich, no. 61, December 2000, pp. 102-115, ill.
Thater, Diana, 'Edition for Parkett: Untitled, 2000', in: Parkett, Zurich, no. 61, December 2000, pp. 116-117, ill.
Ulvskog, Marita, Wigzell, Olivia, 'Brännpunkt: Kulturell kollaps i huvudstaden', in: Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm, 19 December 2000, p. 18, ill.
Madestrand, Bo, 'Spöken fran rymden', in: Express, 12 December 2000, ill.
Andersson, Fred, 'Solen ser oss i Tensta', in: Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm, 9 December 2000, ill.
Karlstam, Cristina, 'Själva solen installerad, Ljusmaleren Diana Thater', in: Upsala Nya Tidning, Upsala, 1 December 2000, ill.
Olofsson, Anders, 'Tensta Konsthall: Diana Thater (18/11-28/1 2001) ', on: http://www.ao-ordbod.a.se/recensioner/thater.html, 29 November 2000
Ericsson, Lars O., 'Solen blir verkligare pa video', in: Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, 24 November 2000, ill.
Olsoon, Thomas, 'Videokonst utan mörka rum', in: metro, 21 November 2000, p. 27, ill.
Uha, 'Ein Streifzug nach Babylon und zu den Tieren. Ausstellungen und Uraufführungen im Programm der Stadt und des Badischen Staatstheaters', in: Badische Neueste Nachrichten, 19 November 1999, ill.
T.T., 'Rymden är vart tredje livsrum', in: Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm, 17 November 2000, p. 2, ill.
Schröck, Petra, 'Diana Thater. Natur ist eine Sprache', in: Eikon, Vienna, no. 33, September 2000, pp. 29-36, ill.
Buchhart, Dieter, 'Diana Thater: "Delphine"', in: Kunstforum International, Ruppichteroth, no. 151, July – September 2000, pp. 394-395, ill.
Hoffmann, Justin, 'L.A.-ex', in: Kunstforum International, Ruppichteroth, no. 151, July – September 2000, pp. 387-388, ill.
___, 'Karlsruhe: 'Herausforderung Tier-von Beuys bis Kabakov' in der Städtischen Galerie', in: Kunst-Bulletin, Stäfa, no. 7/8, July-August 2000, p. 45, ill.
Rajki, Florian, 'Erhabenes', in: Zürichsee-Zeitungen, Stäfa, 20 May 2000, p. 31
Stammen, Silvia, '"the future that almost wasn't" Kein Rausch', in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, 19 May 2000
___,'Einsichten – Ansichten, "Herausforderung Tier" in der Städtischen Galerie', in: Stadtzeitung, Karlsruhe, 14 May 2000
Chf., 'Vom Umgang mit dem Tier', in: Handelsblatt Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, 2 May 2000
Doswald, Christoph, 'Hollywood der Kunst', in: Facts, Zurich, no. 15, 13 April 2000, pp. 158-164, ill.
Hübl, Michael, 'Zwischen Osterhäschen und Versuchskarnickel', in: Badische Neueste Nachrichten, Karlsruhe, 13 April 2000, ill.
Afr., 'Kunststücke Zukunft. 1. Europäische Kulturtage Karlsruhe', in: Klappe Auf, Karlsruhe, April 2000, ill.
___, 'Natur, glücklich und herausfordernd: Das Tier', in: Klappe Auf, Karlsruhe, April 2000
___, '15. Europäische Kulturtage Karlsruhe', in: Szene Aktuell, Karlsruhe, April 2000, ill.
St.G., Erd., 'Herausforderung Tier – von Beuys bis Kabakov im Rahmen der 15. Europäischen Kulturtage Karlsruhe 2000 "KunstStückZukunft"', in: Die Südweststadt / Bürgerzeitschrift Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, April 2000
___, 'Vieh Versprechend', in: Marie Claire, Munich, April 2000, ill.
___,'Herausforderung Tier von Beuys bis Kabakov', in: bühnenblick/hebdoscope, Karlsurhe, no. 44, 2000, ill.
___, 'Herausforderung Tier – von Beuys bis Kabakov', in: tierschützer, Karlsruhe, vol. 16, no. 1, 2000, ill.
Lacayo, Richard, 'The joyful noises', in: Time, 30 April 2001, pp. 48-49, ill.
Renggli, Hans, 'Analytische Magie', in: Züritipp, Zurich: TA-Media AG, no. 13, 31 March – 6 April 2000, p. 61, ill.
M.S., 'US-Video-Kunst in Zürich. Fischperspektiven', in: Schweizer Illustrierte, Zurich, 27 March 2000, p. 82, ill.
Lamarche, Bernard, 'Encore des paysages! ', in: Le Devoir, 17 March 2001, p. D10
Gessell, Paul, 'Review', in: Calgary Herald, 23 February 2001, p. C7
Hofleitner, Johanna, 'Zeitgeist als Kopie seiner selbst', in: Die Presse, Vienna, February 17, 2000, ill.
___, 'Review' in: Wienside, Vienna, no. 28, 11 February 2000, ill.
___, 'Elusive Paradise Exhibit and 'Nikel'', in: Ottawa Morning Theatre Critic, 12 February 2001
Stoffman, Judy, 'Millenium Prize finalists capture themes of paradise in exhibition', in: The Toronto Star, 11 February 2001, p. D6
Descôteaux, Josée, 'Pouvoir de l'art. Paradis insaisissables', in: Le Droit, Ottawa, 10 February 2001, p. A37
___, 'Melancholie der Spassgesellschaft. Fast Food Restaurant von Muntean/Rosenblum und "Delphine" von Diana Thater in der Wiener Secession', in: Neue Zeit Graz, Graz, 4 February 2000
Melchart, Erwin, 'Eintauchen zum "Big Mäc"', in: Neue Kronen Zeitung, Vienna, 3 February 2000
Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Brigitte, 'Unterwassertheater und Fastfood-Lokal', in: Wiener Zeitung, Vienna, 1 February 2000, ill.
___, 'Diana Thater ', in: Vernissage. Zeitschrift für den Galeriefreund, Vienna, no. 1, February 2000
___, 'Melancholie der Spassgesellschaft, Muntean, Rosenblum und Diana Thater in der Secession', in: Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Bregenz, 30 January 2000
Horny, Henriette, 'Kluge Tiere und traurige Kids', in: Kurier, Vienna, 28 January 2000
Krumpl, Doris, 'Flipper und der Jugend-Style', in: Der Standard, Vienna, 27 January 2000, p. 17
___, 'Review', in: Die Presse, Vienna, 27 January 2000
___, 'Review', in: Der Standard, Vienna, 26 January 2000

1999 Cooke, Lynne, 'Diana Thater: On Location', in: Parkett, Zurich, no. 56, September 1999, pp. 177-188, ill.
Becker, Ilka, 'Spurlos vorhanden, zum Verhältnis von Raum und Betrachter in einigen Videoprojetionen', in: Texte zu Kunst, Cologne, vol. 9, no. 36, December 1999, pp. 114-127, ill.
___, 'Review', in: Die Presse, Vienna, 16 December 1999
Kraynak, Kanet, 'Diana Thater', in: Documents, Paris, Winter 1999, pp. 33-38
Binder, Mary, '...And Illusion', in: Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh, 7 July 1999
Shearing, Graham, 'Video harnessed', in: Tribune Review, Pittsburgh, 1 July 1999, p. 29
Thomas, Mary, 'Thater video installation plays with the senses at Carnegie', in: Post Gazette, 26 June 1999, ill.
Buskirk, Martha, 'Art Around the Hub', in: Art in America, New York, vol. 87, no. 6, June 1999, pp. 57-63, ill.
Joyce, Julie, 'Diana Thater', in: Art Issues, Los Angeles, March-April 1999, p. 44
Frank, Peter, 'Diana Thater', in: ARTnews, New York, vol. 98, no. 3, March 1999, p. 139
Hettig, Frank-Alexander, 'Diana Thater', in: Kunstforum International, Ruppichteroth, no. 143, January-February 1999, pp. 428-429, ill.
Intra, Giovanni, 'La Struttura Mobile', in: Tema Celeste, Milan, January-February 1999, pp. 50-53

1998 Sichel, Berta, 'Diana Thater', in: Flash Art, Milan, vol. XXXI, no. 203, November-December 1998, p. 107
Thater, Diana, Neumaier, Otto, 'Wer sind wir?', in: Noëma Art Journal, Vienna, no. 49, October-November 1998, pp. 46-51, ill.
Johnson, Ken, 'Diana Thater', in: New York Times, New York, vol. CXLVIII, no. 51'326, 30 October 1998, p. E38
Lunenfeld, Peter, 'Diana Thater/Constraint Decree', in: Art/Text, Dusseldorf, no. 63, August-October 1998, pp. 66-72
Sykes, Martin, 'Split Images', in: New Zealand Herald, Auckland, 6 February 1998
Fogle, Douglas, 'Diana Thater. Being Inside of a Work of Art', in: Flash Art, Milan, vol. XXXI, no. 198, January-February 1998, pp. 86-89, ill.

1997 ___, 'New Art', New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1997, ill.
Thater, Diana, Mason, T. Kelly, 'The Future that almost wasn't', in: Transcript, Glasgow, vol. 2, no. 3, 1997, pp. 38-43
Höpker, Thomas, 'Szene Los Angeles', in: Art, Hamburg: Gruner + Jahr, no. 12, December 1997, pp. 30-41, ill.
Cameron, Dan, 'Glocal Warming. 1997 in review', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXXVI, no. 4, December 1997, p. 17, ill.
Dany, Hans-Christian, 'Diana Thater', in: Frieze, London, June-July 1997, pp. 90-91
Salvioni, Daniela, 'The Whitney Biennial', in: Flash Art, Milan, vol. XXX, no. 195, Summer 1997, pp. 114-117, ill.
Goodeve, Thryza Nichols, 'Signs of the Times', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXXV, no. 9, May 1997, p. 25
Staniszewski, Mary Anne, 'Diana Thater: Orchids in the Land of Technology', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXXV, no. 9, May 1997, p. 62, ill.
Rugoff, Ralph, 'L.A.'s Female Art Explosion', in: Harper's Bazaar, New York, April 1997, pp. 204-205, 246
Ellison, Victoria, 'Girl is a Camera', in: Aorta, Oakland, April 15, 1997, pp. 16-17
Mummenhoff, Julia, 'Von Wölfen und Konstrukten', in: Szene Hamburg, Hamburg, March 1997, pp. 70-97
Gerlach, Gunner F., '"Was nahe liegt ist doch so fern" und Diana Thaters Video-Räume', in: TAZ, Hamburg, 15-16 February 1997, p. 3
Birnbaum, Daniel, 'Painting-The Extended Field', in: Artforum, New York, vol. 35, no. 6, February 1997, p.84
Fielder, Nadine, 'Diana Thater at the Portland Art Museum', in: Artweek, Vienna, January 1997
Fulcher, Dawn, 'Diana Thater: Orchids in the Land of Technology', in: Contemporary visual arts, London, no. 15, 1997, p. 94
Usherwood, Paul, 'Diana Thater', in: Art Monthly, London, no. 202, December 1996-January 1997, p. 36

1996 Amanshauser, Hildegund, 'Diana Thater', in: Camera Austria, Graz, no. 54, 1996, pp. 22-28
Gragg, Randy, 'Electric Nature', in: The Sunday Oregonian, 20 November 1996, p. 14
Row, D.K., 'A Small Victory', in: Willamette Week, 20 November 1996, p. 56
Thater, Diana, 'I Wanna Be Your Dog', in: China, Chicago: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago/Le Creux de l'Enfer Centre d'Art Contemporain de Thiers, 1996
Huntington, Richard, 'Phantom figures, screaming clowns enliven Albright-Knox video show', in: Buffalo News, Buffalo, 10 November 1996, pp. F1, F6
Domesle, Andrea, 'A Mouse is a Girl, is a Cat, is a Chimp', in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, vol. 217, no. 244, 19 October 1996, p. 46
Spinelli, Claudia, 'Gelb, Zyan, Grün, Magenta, Rot und Blau', in: Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, no. 10, October 1996, pp. 16-23
Gassert, Siegmar, 'Neue Identität', in: Dreiland Zeitung, 4 October 1996
Müller, Hans-Joachim, 'Blumen, Buntheit, Bilder und Bedingungen', in: Basler Zeitung, Basel, 17 September 1996
Spinelli, Claudia, 'Wer sind wir? Wie verhalten wir uns? Ein Gespräch mit Diana Thater', in: Basler Zeitung, Basel, 17 September 1996
Qualls, Larry, 'Five Video Artists', in: Performing Arts Journal, Baltimore, September 1996, pp. 1-13
Smith, Roberta, 'The Gallery Doors Open to the Long Denied', in: The New York Times, New York, vol. CXLV, no. 50'439, 26 May 1996, Sec. 2, pp. 1, 29
Avgikos, Jan, 'Sense Surround: Diana Thater's screen scenes', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXXIV, no. 9, May 1996, pp. 74-77, 118, cover, ill.
Johnson, Ken, 'Diana Thater', in: Art in America, New York, vol. 85, no. 5, May 1996, pp. 103-104
Russ, Sabine, 'Zwischen den Bildern', in: Neue Bildende Kunst, Berlin, April-May 1996, pp. 82-83
Smith, Roberta, 'Diana Thater', in: The New York Times, New York, vol. CXLV, no. 50'346, 23 February 1996, p. C32
Wallach, Amei, 'Up and Coming. This Video Artist Runs With the Wolves', in: The New York Times, New York, vol. CXLV, no. 50'327, 4 February 1996

1995 Palmer, Laurie, 'Review', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXXIII, no. 10, Summer 1995, pp. 111-112, ill.

1994 de Jonge, Piet, 'Diana Thater', in: Metropolis M, Utrecht, October 1994
Roos, Robbert, 'Anders omgaan met film en video', in: Trouw, 28 September 1994
Tjon, Carla, 'De Verwarde Kijker', in: Magazijn, De Bijenkorf, September 1994
Breerette, Geneviève, 'Tout nouveau, tout beau', in: Le Monde, Paris, 8 June 1994
Pagel, David, 'Into the Light', in: Frieze, London, June 1994, pp. 22-25
Saltz, Jerry, 'L.A. Rising', in: Art & Auction, New York, April 1994
Choon Angela, 'Openings', in: Art and Antiques, New York, January 1994

1992 – 93 Ross, Adam, 'Diana Thater', in: Art Issues, Los Angeles, Winter 1992– 1993

1991 Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, 'Slaves of L.A. and Others', in: Artspace, Summer 1991
Gardner, Colin, 'Diana Thater', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XXIX, no. 9, May 1991, pp. 152-153
Zellen, Jody, 'Diana Thater', in: Arts, New York, May 1991, p. 84

Audiovisuals

2015 "www.kcrw.com":http://www.kcrw.com/, 'Diana Thater's Science, Fiction', Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, 30 July 2015

Selected Images

Installation view, 'gorillagorillagorilla’, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO

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