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HWLA Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 - 2011

Mike Kelley

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Mike Kelley is widely considered one of the most influential artists of our time. Originally from a suburb outside of Detroit, Kelley attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, before moving to Southern California in 1976 to study at California Institute of the Arts from which he received an MFA in 1978.  The city of Los Angeles became his adopted home and the site of his prolific art practice. In much of his work, Kelley drew from a wide spectrum of high and low culture, and was known to scour flea markets for America’s cast-offs and leftovers. Mining the banal objects of everyday life, Kelley elevated these materials to question and dismantle Western conceptions of contemporary art and culture.

Starting out in the late 1970s, Kelley became known for performance and installation based works; he came to prominence in the 1980s with a series of sculptures composed of common craft materials and stuffed animals. His work later widened in scope and physical scale, exemplified by ‘Educational Complex’ (1995), the ‘Kandors’ series (1999 – 2011), ‘Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction’ series (2000 – 2011), and the posthumously completed public work ‘Mobile Homestead’ (2006 – 2013). These projects invoked a vast range of media and forms, illustrating the artist’s versatility and underscored a number of Kelley’s recurrent themes, such as repressed memory, sexuality, adolescence, class, and Americana, which were central to his artistic praxis. Throughout his career, Kelley also worked on curatorial projects, collaborated with many artists and musicians, and produced a formidable body of critical and creative writing.

Biography

Born Detroit MI, 1954

Education

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, 1978
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, 1976

Died South Pasadena CA, 2012

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Mike Kelley. Timeless Painting’, New York NY

2018 500 Capp Street Foundation/The David Ireland House, ‘Mike Kelley. Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing’, San Francisco CA
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Mike Kelley. God’s Oasis’, Zurich, Switzerland
The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Mike Kelley. Day Is Done’, Tokyo, Japan

2017 Broad Art Museum, ‘Michigan Stories’, East Lansing MI
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, ‘Michigan Stories. Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw’, East Lansing MI
NEON/Museum of Cycladic Art, ‘Mike Kelley. Fortress of Solitude’, Athens, Greece
Luhring Augustine, ‘Mike Kelley. Singles’ Mixer’, New York NY
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Mike Kelley. Kandors 1999-2011’, Los Angeles CA
Design Exchange, Nuit Blanche Toronto, ‘Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #1 (A Domestic Scene)’, Toronto, Canada
Frye Art Museum, ‘Mike Kelley. Day Is Done’, Seattle WA
Edward Ressle Gallery, ‘MIKE KELLEY. THE SECRET’, New York NY

2016 VENUS, ‘Mike Kelley. Kandors’, New York NY
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Mike Kelley. Memory Ware’, New York NY
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Mike Kelley. Framed and Frame’, London, UK
Neon Parc, ‘Mike Kelley’, Brunswick AU
Skarstedt, 'Mike Kelley. Shaped Paintings', New York NY

2015 Presentation House Gallery, ‘My House. Mike Kelley and Ryan Trecartin’, Vancouver, Canada
Hauser & Wirth, 'Mike Kelley', New York NY

2014 Skarstedt Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Reconstructed History’, New York NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Mike Kelley’ (retrospective), Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)

2013 Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, ‘Mobile Homestead and Goin’ Home. Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead Videos and Documentation’, Detroit MI
MoMA/PS1, ‘An Homage to Mike Kelley’ (retrospective), New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
HangarBicocca, ‘Mike Kelley. Eternity is a Long Time’, Milan, Italy
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Mike Kelley’ (retrospective), Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)

2012 Stedelijk Museum, ‘Mike Kelley. Themes and Variations from 35 Years’, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
The Watermill Center, ‘Mike Kelley. 1954 – 2012’, New York NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘A Tribute to Mike Kelley’, Los Angeles CA

2011 PRISM, ‘Return of the Repressed. Destroy All Monsters’, Los Angeles CA
Pinakothek der Moderne, ‘Mike Kelley and Rosemarie Trockel. Works from the Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Foundation’, Munich, Germany
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Exploded Fortress of Solitude’, London, UK
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, ‘Mike Kelley. Kandors’, Krefeld, Germany
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Kandor 10/ Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34, Kandor 12/ Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35’, Beverly Hills CA

2010 Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, ‘Mobile Homestead’, Detroit MI
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, ‘Mike Kelley/Martin Kippenberger’, Madrid, Spain
West of Rome Public Art, The Farley Building, ‘Mike Kelley and Michael Smith – Los Angeles – A Voyage of Growth and Discovery’, Los Angeles CA
Skarstedt Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Arenas’, New York NY
Schinkel Pavillon, ‘Mike Kelley’, Berlin, Germany
Wako Works of Art, ‘Gallery Show’, Tokyo, Japan

2009 PERFORMA 09, Judson Memorial Church, ‘Mike Kelley. Day Is Done Judson Church Dance’, New York NY
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Horizontal Tracking Shots’, New York NY
Wako Works of Art, ‘Mike Kelley. Photographs/Sculptures’, Tokyo, Japan
White Flag Projects, ‘Destroy All Monsters. Hungry for Death’, St Louis MO
SculptureCenter, ‘Michael Smith and Mike Kelley. A Voyage of Growth and Discovery’, New York NY
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Selections from Kandors’, Paris, France
Printed Matter, ‘Destroy All Monsters. Hungry for Death’, New York NY
Patrick Painter Editions, ‘Mike Kelley. A Selection of Photo Editions’, Santa Monica CA
Museion Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, ‘Mike Kelley. Educational Complex Onwards 1995-2008’, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

2008 Sammlung Goetz, ‘Mike Kelley’, Munich, Germany
WIELS Centre d’Art Contemporain, ‘Mike Kelley. Educational Complex Onwards. 1995-2008’, (cur. Anne Pontégnie), Brussels, Belgium
1018 Art, ‘Cut Felt Banners’, New York NY

2007 Jablonka Galerie, ‘Mike Kelley. Kandors’, Berlin, Germany
Halle 037, ‘Kandor-Con 2000’, Berlin, Germany
Skarstedt Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Memory Ware Flats’, New York NY
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Hermaphrodite Drawings’, London, UK

2006 Musée du Louvre, ‘Mike Kelley. Profondeurs Vertes’, Paris, France
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Mike Kelley. Liquid Diet and Related Works’, Paris, France
Skarstedt Fine Art, ‘Mike Kelley. Vaseline Muses’, New York NY

2005 Me • di • um, ‘Mike Kelley’, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Day Is Done’, New York NY

2004 Tate Liverpool, ‘Mike Kelley. The Uncanny’, Liverpool, UK
Museum Moderner Kunst, ‘Mike Kelley. The Uncanny’, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Cultural Folk’, Paris, France

2003 Galleria Emi Fontana, ‘Mike Kelley. Memory Ware, Wood Grain, Carpet’, Milan, Italy
Institut d’art contemporain, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, ‘Sod and Sodie Sock (w/Paul McCarthy)’, Lyon, France
Barbican Center, ‘The Poetics Project. 1977-1997 Mike Kelley/Tony Oursler’, London, UK

2002 Metro Pictures, ‘Reversals, Recyclings, Completions, and Late Additions’, New York NY
Galerie Daniel Templon, ‘Mike Kelley. The Poetry of Form. Part of an Ongoing Attempt to Develop an Auteur Theory of Naming’, Paris, France
Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Black Out’, Santa Monica CA
Skarstedt Fine Art, ‘Mike Kelley. Selected Works, 1982-1990’, New York NY
Art & Public, ‘Test Room Containing Multiple Stimuli Known to Elicit Curiosity and Manipulatory Responses’, Geneva, Switzerland

2001 Sperone Jr., ‘Mike Kelley’, Rome, Italy
Jablonka Galerie, ‘Memory Ware’, Cologne, Germany

2000 Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Memory Ware’, Paris, France
Christie’s, ‘Mike Kelley. Paintings and Drawings from the Rowan Collection’, New York NY
Center on Contemporary Art, ‘Destroy All Monsters. Postmodern Multimedia and Musical Mutations (Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, and Cary Loren)’, Seattle WA
Van Abbemuseum, ‘Categorical Imperative and Morgue’, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sammlung Goetz and Lenbachhaus, ‘Mike Kelley. Peter Fischli, David Weiss’, Munich, Germany
Galleria Emi Fontana, ‘Mike Kelley’, Milan, Italy
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Mike Kelley. Sublevel, Framed and Frame, Test Room’, Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. Collaborative Works’ Toronto, Canada
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, ‘Unisex Love Nest’, Cologne, Germany
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, ‘Consolation Prize. Mike Kelley and John Miller’, Vancouver, Canada
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Mike Kelley/Tony Oursler. The Poetics Project. 1977-1997’, Paris, France

1999 OneTwoThree, Hôtel Empain, ‘Mike Kelley/Franz West’, Brussels, Belgium (Travelling Exhibition)
MAGASIN. Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, ‘Mike Kelley. Framed and Framed, Test Room, Sublevel’, Grenoble, France
Steirischer Herbst 99, Palais Attems, ‘Unisex Love Nest’, Graz, Austria
Kunstverein Braunschweig, ‘Mike Kelley. Two Projects’, Braunschweig, Germany
Metro Pictures, ‘Mike Kelley’, New York NY
Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Mike Kelley and Ed Ruscha. Photographs’, Santa Monica CA
Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Odd Man Out’, Santa Monica CA

1998 Jablonka Galerie, ‘Sublevel. Dim Recollection Illuminated by Multicolored Swamp Gas’, Cologne, Germany
Vienna Secession, ‘Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. Sod & Sodie Sock’, Vienna, Austria
Centrum Beeldende Kunst/Villa Alckmaer, ‘Strange Früt. Detroit Culture’, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, ‘Destroy All Monsters Archive’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Metro Pictures, ‘The Poetics Project. 1977-1997’, New York NY
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, ‘The Poetics Project. Mike Kelley/Tony Oursler’, New York NY

1997 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, ‘Mike Kelley. 1985-1996’, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Mike Kelley. 1985-1996’, Malmö, Sweden
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ‘Mike Kelley. 1985-1996’, Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Rooseum,‘Mike Kelley’, Malmo, Sweden
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, ‘Mike Kelley’, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Wako Works of Art, ‘Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile’, Tokyo, Japan
Documenta 10, ‘The Poetics Project. 1977-1997, (Collaboration with Tony Oursler)’, Kassel, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Poetics Project. 1977-1997’, Tokyo, Japan
Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Mike Kelley/Tony Oursler. The Poetics’, Santa Monica CA

1996 Wako Works of Art, ‘Land O’ Lakes’, Tokyo, Japan

1995 Metro Pictures, ‘Towards a Utopian Arts Complex’, New York NY
Haus der Kunst, ‘Mike Kelley. Catholic Tastes’, Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Kestner-Gesellschaft, ‘Missing Time. Works on Paper 1974-1976, Reconsidered’, Hannover, Germany
Jablonka Galerie, ‘The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter)’, Cologne, Germany
Hamburg Kunstverein, ‘Paul McCarthy/Mike Kelley’, Hamburg, Germany
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley. Recent Work’, Birmingham MI
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Mike Kelley. Politically Incorrect’, Paris, France
Galerie Andreas Binder, ‘Flags and Video Heidi’, Munich, Germany

1994 Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley’, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Mike Kelley. Catholic Tastes’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Metro Pictures, ‘Mike Kelley. 13 New Untitled Black and White Photographs’, New York NY

1993 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Mike Kelley. Catholic Tastes’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Centre d'Art Contemporain, ‘Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler. White Trash Et Phobic (Installation-Video)’, Geneva, Switzerland

1992 Galerie Krinzinger, ‘LAX’, Vienna, Austria
Kunsthalle Basel, ‘Mike Kelley’, Basel, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Mike Kelley’, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, ‘Mike Kelley’, Bordeaux, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Portikus, ‘Alma Pater (Wolverine Den)’, Frankfurt, Germany
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley and John Boskovich’, Los Angeles CA
Metro Pictures, ‘Mike Kelley,’ New York NY
The Fabric Workshop, ‘The Riddle of the Sphinx and Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof’, Philadelphia PA

1991 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, ‘Directions. Mike Kelley’, Washington, D.C.
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Jablonka Galerie, ‘Mike Kelley’, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Peter Pakesch, ‘Lumpenprole’, Vienna, Austria (Traveling Exhibition)
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, ‘Lumpenprole’, Ghent, Belgium (Traveling Exhibition)

1990 Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Mike Kelley’, Paris, France
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Metro Pictures, ‘Mike Kelley’, New York NY
Interim Art, ‘Jessica Diamond/Mike Kelley’, London, UK

1989 Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna Austria
Robin Lockett Gallery, ‘Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof’, Chicago IL
Metro Pictures, ‘Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof’, New York NY
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Jablonka Galerie, ‘Why I Got Into Art: Vaseline Muses’, Cologne Germany

1988 The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, ‘Three Projects. Half a Man, From My Institution to Yours, Pay for Your Pleasure’, Chicago IL
Jablonka Galerie, ‘Mike Kelley’, Cologne, Germany
Metro Pictures, ‘Half a Man’, New York NY

1987 Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Half a Man’, Los Angeles CA
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Vintage Works. 1979-1986 (two-artist exhibition with Chris Burden)’, Los Angeles CA

1986 Metro Pictures, ‘Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile’, New York NY

1985 Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile’, Los Angeles CA
Metro Pictures, ‘Mike Kelley & John Miller’, New York NY

1984 Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘The Sublime’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Metro Pictures, ‘The Sublime’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)

1983 Rosamund Felsen Gallery, 'Monkey Island', Los Angeles CA
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, ‘The Sublime’, Buffalo NY (Travelling Exhibition)

1982 Metro Pictures, ‘Monkey Island and Confusion’, New York NY

1981 Riko Mizuno Gallery, ‘Meditation on a Can of Vernors’, Los Angeles CA
White Columns, ‘Meditation on a Can of Vernors’, New York NY

1979 Foundation for Art Resources, ‘The Poltergeist: A Work Between David Askevold and Mike Kelley’, Los Angeles CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 The Broad Museum, ‘Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog)’, Los Angeles CA

2019 Simon Lee Gallery, ‘Since Last We Met’, New York NY
La Cinémathèque Française, ‘Vampires’, Paris, France
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, ‘Men of Steel, Women of Wonder’, Andover MA (Travelling Exhibition)
San Antonio Museum of Art ‘Men of Steel, Women of Wonder’, San Antonio TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Tripostal, ‘Eldorama’, Lille3000, Lille, France
Deichtorhallen, ‘Fuzzy Dark Spot - Video Art in Hamburg’, Hamburg, Germany
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art ‘How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s’, London, United Kingdom
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, ‘Men of Steel, Women of Wonder. Modern American Heroes in Contemporary Times’, Bentonville AR
Hammer Museum, ‘Dirty Protest. Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection’, Los Angeles CA
Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, ‘Mike Kelley and David Ireland. Acts and Sites’, Detroit MI
Eva Presenhuber, ‘Samaritans,’ New York NY

2018 The Met Breuer, ‘Everything is Connected. Art and Conspiracy’, New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, ‘This Brush’s For Hire. Norm Laich and Many, Other Artists’, Los Angeles CA
San Jose Museum of Art, ‘The House Imaginary’, San Jose CA
The Getty Villa, ‘Plato in L.A.. Contemporary Artists’ Visions’, Los Angeles CA
Nottingham Contemporary Art, ‘The House of Fame’, Nottingham, UK
MAMCO Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, ‘Art & Entertainment’, Geneva, Switzerland
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center, ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’, Los Angeles CA

2017 Bortolami, ‘Social Surfaces. A Fundraising Exhibition to Support Artists Space's Relocation to 80 White Street in 2018’, New York NY
SI Offsite, ‘On Half a Tank of Gas’, New Glarus WI
Le Tripostal, ‘PERFORMANCE!’, Lille, France
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art Montreal, ‘The Ontology of the Gift’, Montreal, Canada
Acquavella Galleries, ‘Three Dimensions. Modern and Contemporary Approaches to Relief and Sculpture’, New York NY
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle WA
W. Hawkins Ferry House, ‘Unobstructed Views’, Grosse Pointe Shores MI
Hammer Museum, ‘Living Apart Together. Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection', Los Angeles CA
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 'MEDUSA. Jewellery and Taboos', Paris, France
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, ‘Process and Reality Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection Celebrating 25 Years of Acquisitions’, Malibu CA
Luhring Augustine, ‘White Trash’, New York NY
Deitch Projects, ‘Heidi, Midlife Crisis Trauma Center and Negative Media-Engram Abreaction Release Zone 1992’, New York NY
Edward Ressle Gallery, ‘ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE’, New York NY
The Jewish Museum, ‘The Arcades. Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin’, New York NY
Regen Projects, ‘What I Loved. Selected Works from the 90’s’, Los Angeles CA
Simon Lee Gallery, ‘Screen Memory’, London, UK
Edward Ressle Gallery, 'PROVOCATEUR. From Picabia to Prince', New York NY

2016 Musée Rath, ‘Nightfall’, Geneva, Switzerland
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 'from Generation to Generation', San Francisco CA
Art Basel, Miami Beach, ‘Art Basel, Miami Beach’, Miami Beach FL
Charles Riva Collection, 'The Power and the Glory', Brussels, Belgium
CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, ‘[sic] works from the CAPC Collection’, Bordeaux, France
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘The Campaign for Art. Drawings, Part II’, San Francisco CA
The Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, ‘Open This End. Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne’, Portland OR
Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, ‘Strength in Numbers. Photography in Groups’, Pittsburgh PA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘The Campaign for Art. California and the West’, San Francisco CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘The Campaign for Art. Modern and Contemporary’, San Francisco CA
Hammer Museum, 'Sculpture from the Hammer Contemporary Collection', Los Angeles CA
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, ‘Open This End. Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne’, New York NY
MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, ‘Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead. Little Library Originals’, Detroit MI
Hauser & Wirth Schimmel, ‘Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’, Los Angeles CA
g39, ‘Public Service’, Cardiff, UK

2015 Skarstedt Gallery, 'Condo, Gonzalez-Torres, Kelley, Prince, Salle, Sherman, Trockel, Wool', New York NY
Presentation House Gallery, 'My House. Mike Kelley and Ryan Trecartin', Vancouver, Canada Susanne Hilberry Gallery, ‘Thirty Nine Years. Anniversary Exhibition Honoring the Memory of Susanne Feld Hilberry’, Ferndale MI
Contemporary Art Centre, 'Flying over the Abyss', Thessaloniki, Greece
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, ‘Black and White Mike’, Los Angeles CA
Williams College Museum of Art, ‘Your smarter than me. i don’t care’, Williamstown MA
Paris Opera, ’20 Dancers for the XXth Century’, Paris, France
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, ‘What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art from 1960 to the Present’, Providence RI
Luma Westbau, Pool, 'A Blind Man in His Garden', Zurich, Switzerland
Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, ‘Open This End. Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne’, Columbus OH
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 'Avatar and Atavism – Outside the Avantgarde', Dusseldorf, Germany
Matthew Marks Gallery, ‘What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art from 1960 to the Present’, New York NY
Haus der Kunst, ‘Random Sampling – Painting from the Goetz Collection’, Munich, Germany
Messe Basel, ‘Art Basel’, Basel, Switzerland
La Ferme du Buisson, ‘ALFRED JARRY ARCHIPELAGO . LA VALSE DES PANTINS - ACTE II’, Noisiel, France
Inigo Philbrick, ‘Spray, Memory’, London, UK
La Casa Encendida, ‘ARS’tronomy’, Madrid, Spain
Tate Modern, ’20 Dancers for the XXth Century’, London, UK
Onomatopee@Designhuis, ‘Can You Hear Me?’, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'America Is Hard to See', New York NY
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, ‘Open This End. Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne’, Durham NC
Centre d’art de la Cité Radieuse, MAMO Marseille Modulor, ‘COOL / As a State of Mind’, Marseilles, France
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, ‘Pretty Raw. After and Around Helen Frankenthaler’, Waltham MA
Lune Rouge, ‘The Storyteller’, Ibiza, Spain

2014 Patrick Painter Inc., 'Titans of the Stratosphere', Santa Monica CA
Hammer Museum, ‘Take It or Leave It. Institution, Image, Ideology’, Los Angeles CA
Wexner Center for the Arts, ‘Comic Future’, Columbus OH
Museum Brandhorst, ‘Dark Pop’, Munich, Germany
Marianne Boesky Gallery and Marlborough, ‘Another Look at Detroit (Part I and II)’, New York NY
Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Bas Jan Ader, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Mike Kelley’, Santa Monica CA
David Zwirner, ‘No Problem. Cologne/New York 1984–1989’, New York NY

2013 Palais de Tokyo, ‘New Impressions of Raymond Roussel’, Paris, France
Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Destruction to Utopia’, Santa Monica CA
New Museum, ‘NYC 1993. Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star’, New York NY

2012 Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘This Will Have Been. Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s’, Boston MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Walker Art Center, ‘This Will Have Been. Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s’, Minneapolis MN (Travelling Exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Whitney Biennial 2012’, New York NY
Villa Arson, ‘L’Institut des archives sauvages’, Nice, France
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘This Will Have Been. Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s’, Chicago IL (Travelling Exhibition)
Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Chapel Hill NC (Travelling Exhibition)

2011 MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Under the Big Black Sun. California Art 1974-1981’, Los Angeles CA
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, ‘Museum der Wünsch/Museum of Desires. Jeff Wall, Louise Lawler, Mike Kelley, Isa Genzken, Franz West, Stephen Prina’, Vienna, Austria
Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Rear Window. Brought to you in high-def’, Santa Monica CA
Camden Arts Centre, ‘David Askevold. The Disorientation Scientist’, London, UK
Luxembourg & Dayan, ‘Unpainted Paintings’, New York NY
Halle für aktuelle Kunst, ‘Zwei Sammler. Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg’, Hamburg, Germany
Guggenheim Museum, ‘The Luminous Interval’, Bilbao, Spain
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, ‘Power to the Imagination – Artists, Posters and Politics’, Hamburg, Germany
Walker Art Center, ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Minneapolis MN (Travelling Exhibition)
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Made in Italy’, Rome, Italy
Institute of Modern Art, ‘Let the Healing Begin’, Brisbane, Australia
Museum Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, ‘Heinz and Marianne Ebers Foundation. A Collection with Stature’, Krefeld, Germany
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, ‘Move. Choreographing You’, Düsseldorf, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Houston TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Montclair Art Museum, ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Montclair NJ (Travelling Exhibition)
Haus der Kunst, ‘Move. Choreographing You’, Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2010 Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Medium. Photography’, Los Angeles CA
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Summer Shows’, New York NY
West of Rome Public Art presented at The Farley Building, ‘A Voyage of Growth and Discovery’, Los Angeles CA
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Crash. Homage to JG Ballard’, London, UK
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, ‘Martin Kippenberger + Mike Kelley’, Madrid, Spain
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Meet Me Inside’, Beverly Hills CA
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘Ordinary Madness’, Pittsburg PA
Hayward Gallery, ‘Move. Choreographing You’, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
8th Gwangju Biennale, ‘10,000 Lives’, Gwangju, South Korea
Contemporary Arts Museum, ‘Dance With Camera’, Houston TX (Travelling Exhibition)
National Gallery of Canada, ‘Pop Life. Art in a Material World’, Ottawa, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Rewind. 1970s to 1990s’, Chicago IL
Hamburger Kunsthalle, ‘Pop Life. Art in a Material World’, Hamburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, ‘SONIC YOUTH etc.. Sensational Fix’, Móstoles, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘The View from Here’, San Francisco CA

2009 SculptureCenter, ‘A Voyage of Growth and Discovery’, New York NY
Palazzo Grassi, Punta Della Dogana, ‘Sequence 1. Paintings and Sculptures from the François Pinault Collection’, Venice, Italy
Kunsthaus Graz, ‘Rock – Paper – Scissors. Pop Music as Subject of Visual Art’, Graz, Austria
Galerie Chantal Crousel, ‘A Certain State of the World? Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia Bijoux de Famille’, Paris, France
Mary Boone Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley/Terence Koh/Jeff Koons’, New York NY
Skarstedt Gallery, ‘Richard Prince, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley’, New York NY
Swiss Institute, ‘Regift’, New York NY
CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, ‘Trahison’, Bordeaux, France
Tate Modern, ‘Pop Life. Art in a Material World’, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, ‘Dance With Camera’, Philadelphia PA (Travelling Exhibition)
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Collecting History. Highlighting Recent Acquisitions’, Los Angeles CA
Malmö Konsthall, ‘SONIC YOUTH etc.. Sensational Fix’, Malmö, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Tate Liverpool, ‘Color Chart. Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today’, Liverpool, UK
Frye Art Museum, ‘The Puppet Show’, Seattle WA (Travelling Exhibition)
MOMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Compass in Hand. Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection’, New York NY
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, ‘SONIC YOUTH etc.. Sensational Fix’, Düsseldorf, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Contemporary Arts Museum, ‘The Puppet Show’, Houston TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, Warsaw, Poland

2008 Museion, ‘SONIC YOUTH etc.. Sensational Fix’, Bolzano, Italy
The Fruitmarket Gallery, ‘Close-up. Proximity and Defamiliarization in Art, Film, and Photography’, Edinburgh, Scotland
Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall, ‘Yokohama 2008. International Triennale of Contemporary Art’, Yokohama, Japan
7th Shanghai Biennale, ‘Translocalmotion’, Shanghai, China
The Contemporary Museum, ‘The Puppet Show’, Honolulu HI (Travelling Exhibition)
LiFE, ‘SONIC YOUTH etc.. Sensational Fix’, Saint-Nazaire, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Santa Monica Museum of Art, ‘The Puppet Show’, Santa Monica CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘Life on Mars. 55th Carnegie International’, Pittsburgh PA
The Getty Center, ‘California Video’, Los Angeles CA
55th Carnegie International, ‘Life on Mars’, Pittsburgh PA
Gagosian Gallery, ‘for what you are about to receive’, Moscow, Russia
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Prefab’, New York NY
Matthew Marks Gallery and Greene Naftali Gallery, ‘Painting Now and Forever, Part II’, New York NY
ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Paul Thek in the Context of Today’s Contemporary Art’, Karlsruhe, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Centre, London, UK
Fotomuseum Winterthur, ‘Jedermann Collection – Set 5 from the Fotomuseum Winterthur Collection’, Zurich, Switzerland
Complesso del Vittoriano, ‘Adotta un Disegno (Adopt a Drawing)’, Rome, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Wako Works of Art, ‘Wako Works of Art. 15 Years / Part IV’, Tokyo, Japan
Chicago Cultural Center, ‘Slightly Unbalanced’, Chicago IL (Travelling Exhibition)
MOMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Color Chart. Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘BCAM - Broad Contemporary Art Museum’, Los Angeles CA
Centre National d’Art Contemporain, ‘Do Not Play with Dead Things’, Nice, France
Orange County Museum of Art, ‘Disorderly Conduct. Recent Art in Tumultuous Times’, Newport Beach CA
SESC Serviço Social do Comércio Avenida Paulista, ‘Colateral 2. Quando a arte olha o cinema’, São Paulo, Spain
Stedelijk Museum CS, ‘Eyes Wide Open’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, ‘The Puppet Show’, Philadelphia PA (Travelling Exhibition)

2007 ‘Skulptur Projekte Münster 07’, (cur. Kasper König, Brigitte Franzen), Münster, Germany
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Fit to Print’, New York NY
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Pop Art Is…’, London, UK
Gladstone Gallery, ‘Makers and Modelers’, New York NY
Galeri Dennis Kimmerich, ‘L.A. Desire’, (cur. Wilhelm Schürmann), Düsseldorf, Germany
BUIA Gallery, ‘Quotidian’, (cur. Thomas Duncan), New York NY
Mandarin, ‘Alone In the Jungle’, Los Angeles, CA
Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, ‘The 80s. A Topology’, Porto, Portugal
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Sympathy for the Devil. Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967’, Chicago IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Make Your Own Life. Artists In and Out of Cologne’, North Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, ‘Make Your Own Life. Artists In and Out of Cologne’, Seattle WA (Travelling Exhibition)

2006 Gagosian Gallery, ‘Sculpture’, Beverly Hills CA
Kunstraum Grässlin, ‘Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen’, St. Georgen, Germany
MOMA The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Without Boundary. Seventeen Ways of Looking’, New York NY
Fundacion BIACS, ‘BIACS 2’, Seville, Spain
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Los Angeles 1955-1985’, (cur. Catherine Grenier), Paris, France
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘Into Me / Out of Me’, Long Island City NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Lehmann Maupin, ‘Partial Recall’, New York NY
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, ‘The Other Side’, New York NY
Galleria Civica di Modena, ‘EGO mania’, (cur. Milovan Farronato), Modena, Italy
Pace Wildenstein Gallery, ‘Constructing Realities’, New York NY
Cheekwood Museum of Art, ‘100 Artists See God’, Nashville TN (Travelling Exhibition)
Power Plant, ‘Make Your Own Life. Artists In and Out of Cologne’, Toronto, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Make Your Own Life. Artists In and Out of Cologne’, Philadelphia PA (Travelling Exhibition)
Haus der Kunst, ‘Im Anfang war das Wort’, Munich, Germany

2005 Kunstmuseum Basel, ‘Flashback. Revisiting the Art of the Eighties’, Basel, Switzerland
Auckland Art Gallery, ‘Mixed-Up Childhood’, Auckland, New Zealand
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Blake Byrne Collection’, Los Angeles CA
Palais de Tokyo, ‘Translation’, Paris, France
ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, ‘Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht’, Karlsruhe, Germany
Galleri s.e, ‘With us against reality or against us!’, Bergen, Norway
Steven Wolf Fine Arts, ‘AB OVO’, (cur. Stephen Hull), San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, ‘Drunk vs. Stoned’, New York NY
Freedman Art Gallery, ‘100 Artists See God’, Reading PA (Travelling Exhibition)
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, ‘100 Artists See God’, Virginia Beach VA (Travelling Exhibition)

2004 DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, ‘Monument To Now. The Dakis Joannou Collection’, Athens, Greece
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, ‘WOW (The Work of the Work)’, Seattle WA
Kunstverein Braunschweig, ‘Jahresgaben 04/05’, Hannover, Germany
Site Santa Fe, ‘Site Santa Fe. Fifth International Biennial/Disparities and Deformations. Our Grotesque’, Santa Fe NM
Magazin 4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, ‘Planet B’, Bregenz, Austria
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, ‘Taschen Collection’, Madrid, Spain
Museo Cantonale di Lugano, ‘Les Enfants Terrible. Il linguaggio dell’infanzia nell’ Arte 1909-2004’, Lugano, Switzerland
ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ‘Off the Record. Sound Arc’, Paris, France
Independent Curators International, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, ‘Likeness. Portraits of Artists by Other Artists’, (cur. Matthew Higgs, Kevin Killian, David Robbins), San Francisco CA
Haunch of Venison, ‘Animals’, London, UK
ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘100 Artists See God’, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition
Laguna Art Museum, ‘100 Artists See God’, Laguna Beach CA (Travelling Exhibition)
The Jewish Museum San Francisco, Independent Curators International, ‘100 Artists See God’, (cur. John Baldessari, Meg Cranston), San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)
California State University Fullerton and Grand Central Art Center, ‘100 Artists See Satan’, Fullerton CA
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, ‘Paradiso e Inferno’, Venice, Italy

2003 International Center for Photography, ‘White. Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, ‘White. Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art’, Baltimore MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, CCA California College of Arts and Crafts, ‘Capp Street Project. 20th Anniversary Exhibition’, San Francisco CA
2nd Valencia Biennial, ‘Micro Utopías, Art and Architecture’, Valencia, Spain
Musée d’Art Contemporain, ‘Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon 2003. C’est Arrivé Demain’, Lyon, France
ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, ‘Fast Forward, Media Art Sammlung Goetz’, Karlsruhe, Germany
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Sitings. Installation Art 1969-2002’, Los Angeles CA
San Jose Museum of Art, ‘The Not-So-Still-Life. A Century of California Painting and Sculpture’, San Jose CA
Bowdoin College Museum, ‘The Disembodied Spirit’, Brunswick MN
Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’art Imprimé, ‘Numéro O – Magaines. du messafe au medium’, Chatou, France
École Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Tours, ‘Stars. Une Exposition – Promenade Parodic’, Tours, France
MART- Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, ‘Il racconto del filo. Ricamo e cucito nell'arte contemporanea’, Trento, Italy
MAN Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, ‘Catastrofi minime’ (cur. Fernando Castro, Saretto Cincinelli, Cristiana Collu), Nuoro, Italy
Athens School of Fine Arts, ‘Outlook. International Art Exhibition Athens’, Athens, Greece
California Historical Society and the Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, ‘At Work. The Art of California Labor’, San Francisco CA
Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprimé, ‘Numéro Zéro’, Chatou, France
Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Video Acts. Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust’, London, UK
Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, ‘Micropolitics. Art and Everyday Life (2001-1968)’, Valencia, Spain
Fundació Joan Miró, ‘False Innocence’, Barcelona, Spain
Musee d’ Art Moderne et d’ Art Contemporain de Strasbourg, ‘Trésors Publics (w/ Paul McCarthy)’, Strasbourg, Germany
Soo Visual Arts Center, ‘Do It’, Minneapolis MN
Neue Galerie Graz and Stadtmuseum Graz, ‘Phantom of Desire. Visions of Masochism in Art’, Graz, Austria
Margo Leavin Gallery, ‘Raid The Icebox—From the Backroom. Artists Select’, Los Angeles CA
Gesellschaft der Freunde der Neuen Galerie, ‘MARS – Art and War’, Graz, Austria
Podewil, ‘Sonic Process. A New Geography of Sounds’, Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2002 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘2002 Whitney Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Sonic Process. A New Geography of Sounds’, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ‘Sonie Process. A New Geography of Sounds’, Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Henry Moore Institute, ‘The Object Sculpture’, Leeds, UK
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘Video Acts’, Long Island City NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Almost Warm & Fuzzy. Childhood and Contemporary Art’, Cleveland OH
Historical Museum of Murten, ‘Garden of Violence’, Murten, Switzerland
Wall Street Rising, ‘Art Downtown’, New York NY
MET The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘Permanent Collection Exhibition’, New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, ‘Shoot the Singer. Music on Video’, Philadelphia PA
Galerie Krinzinger, ‘Hommage an Rudolf Schwarzkogler, 30 Jahre Galerie Krinzinger’, Vienna, Austria
Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, ‘Five by Five. Contemporary Artists on Contemporary Art’, New York NY
Wako Works of Art, ‘Self-portraits and portraits’, Tokyo, Japan
Patrick Seguin Gallery, ‘Last Spring in Paris’, Paris, France
Academy of Fine Arts, ‘Conversations?—Recent acquisitions of the Van Abbemuseum’, Athens, Greece
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Material World. From Lichtenstein to Viola, 25 Years of The Fabric Workshop and Museum’, Sydney, Australia
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, ‘Multiples Objets de Désir. Acquisitions 2001 du fonds national d’art Contemporain’, Nantes, France
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, ‘Music in Me’, Bremen, Germany
Bergen Kunsthall, ‘Laid Bare’, Bergen, Norway

2001 The Detroit Institute of Arts, ‘Artists Take on Detroit. Projects for the Tricentennial’, Detroit MI
‘Bienal de Valencia’, Valencia, Spain
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘Almost Warm & Fuzzy’, Long Island City NY (Travelling Exhibition)
MOMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Collaborations with Parkett. 1984 to Now’, New York NY
Galerie Rudolfinum, Centre of Contemporary Art, ‘American Art from the Goetz Collection’, Prague, Czech Republic
Yamagata Studio, ‘Los Angeles Artists for the Benefit of New York City’, Los Angeles CA
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘A Room of Their Own. From Rothko to Rauschenberg, From Arbus to Gober’, Los Angeles CA
Arcadia University Art Gallery, ‘Desire Admire Acquire’, Glenside PA
Stedelijk Museum, ‘Eye Infection’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Patrick Painter, ‘Painter Editions. Recent Projects’, Santa Monica CA
Stazione Leopolda, ‘Uniform Order and Disorder’, Florence, Italy
Walker Art Center, ‘Painting at the Edge of the World’, Minneapolis MN
Marianne Boesky Gallery, ‘Camera Works. The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art’, New York NY
Centre Cultural de la Fundació “la Caixa,” ‘Retorn al País de les Meravelles. L’art contemporani I la infància’, Barcelona, Spain
Frankfurter Kunstverein, ‘Neue Welt’, Frankfurt, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ‘The Global Guggenheim. Selections from the Extended Collection’, New York NY
Generalitat Valenciana, ‘Bienal de Valencia’, Valencia, Spain
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, ‘un art populaire’, Paris, France
Bergen Art Museum, ‘After the Beginning and Before the End. Instruction Drawings’, Bergen, Norway
Henry Moore Institute, ‘Homes for the Soul. Micro-Architecture in Medieval and Contemporary Art’, Leeds, UK
Art Gallery of the Graduate Center, The City University of New York, ‘Play’s the Thing. Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art’, New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Art>Music (rock, pop, techno )’, Sydney, Australia
MOMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Beautiful Productions, art to play, art to wear, art to own. Collaborations with Parkett, 1984 to now’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Chac Mool Gallery, ‘Trans>Editions’, Los Angeles CA
Miami Art Museum, ‘Let’s Entertain’, Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, ‘Let’s Entertain’, Wolfsburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2000 Royal Academy of Arts, ‘Apocalypse. Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art’, London, UK
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Sons et Lumières’, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Portland Art Museum, ‘Let’s Entertain’, Portland OR (Travelling Exhibition)
Walker Art Center, ‘Let's Entertain’, Minneapolis MN (Travelling Exhibition)
Casino Luxembourg, ‘Many Colored Objects Placed Side by Side to Form a Row of Many Colored Objects’, Luxembourg, Belgium
MOMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Open Ends’, New York NY
CoCA Center on Contemporary Art, ‘Destroy All Monsters. Postmodern Multimedia and Musical Mutations (Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw and Cary Loren)’, Seattle WA
Sammlung Goetz and Lenbachhaus, ‘Mike Kelley and Peter Fischli & David Weiss’, Munich, Germany
Tacoma Art Museum, ‘Almost Warm & Fuzzy’, Tacoma WA
MAR Museum of Art of the City of Ravenna, ‘Arte Americana. Ultimo Decennio’, Ravenna, Italy
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘Art in the 80’s’, New York NY
Wako Works of Art, ‘American Photographs’, Tokyo, Japan
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, ‘There is Something You Should Know. Die EVN Sammlung im Belvedere’, Vienna, Austria.
Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst, Haus der Kunst, ‘Food for the Mind. Die Sammlung Udo und Anette Brandhorst’, Munich, Germany
Printed Matter, Inc., ‘Sonic Matters. Sonic Collaborations’, New York NY
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Made in California’, Los Angeles CA
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, ‘Zeitenwende, Ausblick’, Vienna, Austria

1999 Kunstmuseum Bonn, ‘Zeitenwende, Ausblick’, Bonn, Germany(Travelling Exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘The American Century. Art and Culture 1950 – 2000’, New
York NY
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, ‘On the Sublime’, Malmö, Sweden
Dunlop Art Gallery, ‘Fluffy’, Regina, Canada
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, ‘Vergiss den Ball und speil’weiter. Das Bild des Kindes in zeitgenössischer Kunst und Wissenschaft’, Nürnberg, Germany
Casino Luxembourg and Musee National D’Histoire et D’art, ‘Veronica’s Revenge. Photographies de la collection LAC-Suisse’, Luxembourg, Belgium
ATA Centre d’Art Contemporain and Galerie Ata-ray, ‘Art de Vivre. une exposition d’oeuvres de la collection du Frac Languedoc-Roussillon’, Sofia, Bulgaria
Skarstedt Fine Art, ‘Six Americans. Gober, Kelley, Koons, Prince, Sherman, Wool’, New York NY
David Adamson Gallery, ‘A.R.T. Press Portfolio’, Washington, D.C.
Metro Pictures, ‘Drawn By’, New York NY
Independent Curator’s International, ‘Making It Real’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)

1998 Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979’, Tokyo, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ‘Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979’, Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
MAK, ‘Out of Actions. Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979’, Vienna, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, ‘Out of Actions. Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, ‘Destroy All Monsters Archive’, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, ‘LA Times’, Guarene, Italy
CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, ‘Plaisir déplaisir’, Bordeaux, France
Deichtorhallen, ‘Emotion’, Hamburg, Germany
Metro Pictures, ‘The Poetics Project. 1977-1997 (collaboration with Tony Oursler)’, New York NY
Marianne Boesky Gallery with Friedrich Petzel Gallery, ‘Real Stories’, New York NY
Anderson Gallery, School of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, ‘Presumed Innocence’, Richmond VA (Travelling Exhibition)
Moderna Museet, ‘Wounds. Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art’, Stockholm, Sweden
Patrick Painter, Inc., ‘Figurative Sculpture’, Santa Monica CA
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘10 Years. Portikus Frankfurt’, Long Island City NY
Galerie Krinzinger, ‘L.A. on Paper 1’, Vienna, Austria
Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Crossings’, Vienna, Austria
Hammer Museum, ‘Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960 - 1997’, Los Angeles CA
Castello di Rivoli, ‘Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960 - 1997’, Turin, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)

1997 ‘Documenta X, The Poetics Project. 1977 -1997’, Kassel, Germany
ICA The Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Gothic’, Boston MA
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’, Humlebaek, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Poetics Project. 1977 -1997 (collaboration with Tony Oursler)’, Tokyo, Japan
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century’, New York NY
The Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, ‘Display. International Exhibition of Painting’, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Gent, ‘Chambres d’Amis’, Ghent, Belgium
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, ‘Im Reich der Phantome. Fotografie des Unsichtbaren’, Mönchengladbach, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthalle Krems, ‘Im Reich der Phantome. Fotografie des Unsichtbaren’, Krems, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Fotomuseum Winterthur, ‘Im Reich der Phantome. Fotografie des Unsichtbaren’, Winterthur, Switzerland

1996 Galerie der Gegenwart, ‘Family Values. American Art in the Eighties and Nineties’, Hamburg, Germany
Athens School of Fine Arts, ‘Everything that's interesting is new. The Dakis Joannou Collection’, Athens, Greece.
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Féminimasculin. Le sex de l’art’, Paris, France
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘L'Informe. le Modernisme a Rebours’, Paris, France
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, ‘DISTEMPER. Dissonant Themes in the Art of the 1990s’, Washington, D.C.
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, ‘Shift’, Berlin, Germany.

1995 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1995 Whitney Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘ARS 95 Helsinki’, Helsinki, Finland
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, ‘Zeichen & Wunder’, Galego, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Turner/Krull Galleries, ‘Action/Performance and the Photograph’, Los Angeles CA
Kunsthaus Zurich, ‘Zeichen & Wunder’, Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Feminin-Masculin. Le Sexe de l'Art?’, Paris, France
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ‘Passions Privees’, Paris, France

1994 Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Radical Scavenger(s). The Conceptual Vernacular in Recent American Art’, Chicago IL
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Hors Limites. L'Art et La Vie 1952-1994’, Paris, France
Deichtorhallen, ‘Temporary Translation(s). Sammlung Schurmann’, Hamburg, Germany
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Zimmer in Denen die Zeit Nicht Zahlt’, Basel, Switzerland
Center on Contemporary Art, ‘Kustom Kulture. Von Dutch, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Robert Williams & Others’, Seattle WA

1993 Maryland Institute College of Art, ‘Kustom Kulture. Von Dutch, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Robert Williams & Others’, Baltimore MD
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1993 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Martin-Gropius-Bau, ‘American Art of this Century’, Berlin, Germany
Royal Academy of Art, ‘American Art of this Century’, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Abject Art. Repulsion and Desire in American Art’, New York NY
Gemeentemuseum, ‘The Uncanny, organized by Mike Kelley for Sonsbeek '93’, Arnhem, Netherlands
Laguna Art Museum, ‘Kustom Kulture. Von Dutch, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Robert Williams & Others’, Laguna Beach CA
The Israel Museum, ‘Post Human’, Jerusalem, Israel (Travelling Exhibition)
Deichtorhallen, ‘Post Human’, Hamburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

1992 Deste Foundation, ‘Post Human’, Athens, Greece (Travelling Exhibition)
Castello di Rivoli, ‘Post Human’, Turin, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
‘Documenta IX’, Kassel, Germany
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Helter Skelter. L.A. Art in the 1990s’, Los Angeles CA
Hayward Gallery, ‘Doubletake. Collective Memory and Current Art’, London, UK
MOMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Allegories of Modernism. Contemporary Drawings’, New York NY
FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain, ‘Post Human’, Lausanne, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, ‘Désordres. Nan Goldin, Mike Kelley, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, Tunga’, Paris, France
Newport Harbor Art Museum, ‘The Devil on the Stairs. Looking Back on the Eighties’, Newport Beach CA
Wiener Festwochen, ‘Expanded Art. II’, Vienna Austria
North Carolina Museum of Art, ‘Knowledge. Aspects of Conceptual Art’, Raleigh NC (Travelling Exhibition)
Santa Monica Museum of Art, ‘Knowledge. Aspects of Conceptual Art’, Santa Monica CA (Travelling Exhibition)
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, ‘Knowledge. Aspects of Conceptual Art’, Santa Barbara CA (Travelling Exhibition)

1991 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1991 Whitney Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Fundación Caja de Pensiones, ‘El jardín salvaje Savage Garden’, Madrid, Spain
Martin-Gropius-Bau, ‘Metropolis. International Art Exhibition’, Berlin, Germany
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ‘Lieux Communs, Figures Singulières’, Paris, France
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘Carnegie International 1991’, Pittsburgh PA
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘The Devil on the Stairs. Looking Back on the Eighties’, Philadelphia PA

1990 Milwaukee Art Museum, ‘Word as Image. American Art, 1960-1990’, Milwaukee WI
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Just Pathetic’, Los Angeles CA
Villa Arson, ‘Le désenchantement du monde’, Nice, France
Galerie Gisela Capitain, ‘Editionen’, Cologne, Germany

1989 MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘A Forest of Signs. Art in the Crisis of Representation’, Los Angeles CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1989 Whitney Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Frankfurter Kunstverein, ‘Prospect 89. Eine Internationale Ausstellung aktueller Kunst’, Frankfurt, Germany
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, ‘What is Contemporary Art?’, Malmö, Sweden

1988 ‘Aperto ’88. La Biennale di Venezia’, Venice, Italy
Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘The BiNational. American Art of the Late 80's/German Art of the Late 80’s’, Boston MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Grazer Kunstverein and Stadtmuseum Graz, ‘Graz 88’, Graz, Austria

1987 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1987 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Toyama Now ‘87’, Toyama, Japan
Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles CA
MIT List Visual Arts Center, ‘LA. Hot and Cool. The Eighties’, Cambridge MA
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, ‘CalArts. Skeptical Belief(s)’, Chicago IL
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Avant-Garde in the Eighties’, Los Angeles CA

1986 MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Individuals. A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986’, Los Angeles CA
LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, ‘Social Distortion’, Los Angeles CA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, ‘Spectrum. Natural Settings’, Washington, D.C.

1985 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1985 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
The Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, ‘Art in the Anchorage’, New York NY
Steirischer Herbst Festival, ‘Artificial Intelligence in the Arts. Nr. 1 ‘Brainwork’’, Graz, Austria
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘B & W’, Los Angeles CA

1984 Newport Harbor Art Museum, ‘First Newport Biennial. Los Angeles Today’, Newport Beach, CA
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, ‘The Fifth Biennale of Sydney – Private Symbol. Social Metaphor’, Sydney, Australia

1983 MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The First Show. Painting & Sculpture From Eight Collections, 1940-1980’, Los Angeles CA
LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, ‘Headhunters’, Los Angeles CA

1981 The Mudd Club, ‘Beware of the Dog. Work from Artists in the Cave Canem Book Project’, New York NY

1980 Annina Nosei Gallery, ‘Jim Casebere, Michael Glier, Mike Kelley, Kathryn Mish, Tom Sansone, and Others’, New York NY
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, ‘By-Products. Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, Mitchell Syrop’, Los Angeles CA

1979 P.S.1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, ‘Sound’, Long Island City NY
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Sound’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Foundation for Art Resources, ‘The Poltergeist. A Work Between David Askevold and Mike Kelley’, Los Angeles CA

Screenings

2019 Bar Laika presents: Bruce and Norman Yonemoto in collaboration with Mike Kelley, Kappa; presented by Adam Khalil Bar Laika, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Campus Theater, Bucknell University Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, PA
Amanda Horowitz presents Mike Kelley’s Day Is Done, Now Instant Image Hall Los Angeles, CA,

Awards & Grants

2006 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Museum Ludwig, Germany

2003 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York NY

1998 The University of Michigan School of Art and Design Distinguished Alumni Award, Ann Arbor MI

1997 Skowhegan Medal in Mixed Media, New York MI

1990 National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Exhibition Grant, Washington DC

1987 Awards in the Visual Arts Grant, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston NC

1986 Artists Space Interarts Grant

1985 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant, Washington DC

1984 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, New York NY

Bibliography

Monographs

2019 Porter, Jenelle (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley. Timeless Painting’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2019, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kelley, Mike, ‘Mike Kelley. Unisex Love Nest’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2019 (exh. cat.)

2018 Pakesch, Peter, 'Mike Kelley. God's Oasis', Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2018, ill. (exh. cat.)
Daskalopoulos, Dimitris, Fogle, Douglas, ‘Mike Kelley. Fortress of Solitude’, Athens: NEON, 2018, ill. (exh. cat.)

2017 Kelley, Mike, Rugoff, Ralph, ‘Mike Kelley. Memory Ware, A Survey’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)

2015 Miller, John, ‘Mike Kelley. Educational Complex’, London: Afterall Books, 2015, ill. (exh. cat.)

2013 Meyer-Hermann, Eva, Mark, Lisa Gabrielle (eds.), ‘Mike Kelley’, New York/Munich: Delmonico Books/Prestel, Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2013, ill. (exh. cat.)
Duplaix, Sophie, ‘Mike Kelley’, Paris: Somogy éditions d’art/Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2013, ill. (exh. cat.)

2012 Falckenberg, Harald (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley. 99.9998% Remaining’, Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2012

2011 Rudick, Nicole, Kelley, Mike, Nadel, Dan (et al.), ‘Return of the Repressed. Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977’, Hollywood: Prism, New York: PictureBox, 2011, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kelley, Mike, Shaw, Jim, Welchman, John C. (et al.), ‘On the Beyond. A Conversation between Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, and John C. Welchman’, Vienna: Springer Vienna Architecture, 2011
Francis, Mark, Kelley, Mike (eds.), ‘Mike Kelley. Exploded Fortress of Solitude’, Beverly Hills: Gagosian Gallery, 2011, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hentschel, Martin (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley. Kandors’ [German ed.], Krefeld: Museen Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Munich: Hirmer, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2010 Levine, Cary, ‘Mike Kelley. Arenas’, New York: Skarstedt Gallery, 2010, ill. (exh. cat.)
Jablonka, Rafael, ‘Mike Kelley. Kandors’, Cologne: Jablonka Gallery, Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2010 (exh. cat).
Artangel, ‘Mike Kelley. Mobile Homestead. Detroit’, London: Artangel, 2010 (exh. cat.)

2009 Francis, Mark, Rugoff, Ralph, ‘Mike Kelley. Horizontal Tracking Shots’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2009, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kelley, Mike. ‘Mike Kelley. Photographs/Sculptures’, Tokyo: Wako Works of Art, 2009 (exh. cat)
Kelley, Mike, Pentégnie, Anne (eds.), ‘Mike Kelley. Educational Complex Onwards 1995-2008’, Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2009, ill. (exh. cat.)

2008 Goetz, Ingvild, Löckemann, Karsten, Urbaschek, Stephan (eds.), ‘Mike Kelley’, Munich: Sammlung Goetz, 2008, ill. (exh. cat.)

2007 Kelley, Mike, Francis, Mark (eds.), ‘Mike Kelley. Day is Done’, London: Gagosian Gallery, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007, ill. (exh. cat.)
Francis, Mark, ‘Mike Kelley. Hermaphrodite Drawings’, London: Gagosian Gallery, 2007, ill. (exh. cat.)

2006 Kelley, Mike, Welchman, John C., ‘Mike Kelley. Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites’, New York: Phillips de Pury & Company, 2006
Kelley, Mike, Lieberman, Justin, Slovak, Richard (et al.), ‘Mike Kelley. 1975-1994 Works’, Gustavia: Me.di.um, 2006, ill. (exh. cat.)

2005 Welchman, John C. (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley. Interviews, Conversations, and Chit-Chat, 1986-2004’, Dijon: Les Presses du Réel, Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2005

2004 Kelley, Mike, ‘Mike Kelley. Memory Ware, Wood Grain, Carpet’, Milan: Galleria Emi Fontana, 2004, ill. (exh. cat.)
Welchman, John C. (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley. Minor Histories. Statements, Conversations, Proposals’, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004, ill.
Grunenberg, Christoph (ed.), ‘The Uncanny. By Mike Kelley, Artist’, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Liverpool: Tate Liverpool, Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst, 2004, ill. (exh. cat.)

2003 Welchman, John C., ‘Mike Kelley. Foul Perfection. Essays and Criticism’, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2003

2002 ___, ‘Mike Kelley. Memory Ware. Paintings and Sculptures’, Cologne: Jablonka Galerie, 2002 (exh. cat.)

2001 Mike Kelley (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley. Memory Ware. Paintings and Sculptures’, Cologne: Jablonka Galerie, 2001, ill. (exh. cat.) 2001
Kelley, Mike, Jocks, Heinz-Norbert, ‘Mike Kelley im Gespräch mit Heinz-Norbert Jocks’, Cologne: DuMont, 2001
Pontégnie, Anne (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley, Franz West’, Brussels: OneTwoThree/Hôtel Empain, Vienna: P&S, 2001 (exh. cat.)

2000 Arden, Roy, Watson, Scott, ‘Consolation Prize. Mike Kelley and John Miller’, Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 2000, ill. (exh. cat.)
Ingvild, Goetz, Schumacher, Rainald (eds.) ‘Mike Kelley. Peter Fischli, David Weiss’, Munich: Kunstverlag Goetz, 2000 (exh. cat.)
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. Collaborative Works’, Toronto: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 2000, ill. (exh. cat.)
___, ‘Mike Kelley. Sublevel, Framed and Frame, Test Room’ [German ed.], Zurich: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2000, ill. (exh. cat.)

1999 Aupetitallot, Yves, ‘Mike Kelley. Sublevel, Framed and Frame, Test Room’, Grenoble: Le Magasin Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, 1999, ill. (exh. cat.)
Graw, Isabelle, Vidler, Anthony, Welchman, John C., ‘Mike Kelley’, London, Phaidon, 1999, ill.
Grässlin, Karola, ‘Mike Kelley – Two Projects’, Braunschweig: Kunstverein Braunschweig, Cologne: König, 1999
Pontégnie, Anne (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley/Franz West. OneTwoThree’, Wien: Johannes Schlebrügge, 1999 (exh. cat.)
Schlebrügge, Johannes (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley/Franz West. To be Read Aloud. A Lire à Haute Voix’, Wien: Verlag Pakesch & Schlebrügge, 1999 (exh. cat.)
Würtinger, Werner, ‘Sod & Sodie Sock. Mike Kelley/Paul McCarthy’, Vienna: Secession, 1999, ill. (exh. cat.)

1997 Stals, José Lebrero (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley. 1985 - 1996’, Barcelona: Consorci del Museu d'Art Contemporani di Barcelona, 1997, ill. (exh. cat.)

1996 Kentaro, Ichihara, ‘Mike Kelley. Anti-Aesthetic of Excess and Supremacy of Alienation’, Tokyo: Wako Works of Art, 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)

1995 Jablonka Galerie (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley. The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter)’, Cologne: Jablonka Galerie, 1995, ill. (exh. cat.)
Ahrens, Carsten, Haenlein, Carl, Martin, Timothy (et al.), ‘Mike Kelley. Missing Time, Works on Paper 1974-1976, Reconsidered’, Hannover: Kestner Gesellschaft, 1995, ill. (exh. cat.)
Schwenk, Bernhart, ‘Mike Kelley. Katholische Vorlieben’, Munich: Haus der Kunst, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1994 Kellein, Thomas (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley/Thomas Kellein. Ein Gespräch. A Conversation’, Ostfildern, Cantz, 1994

1993 Sussman, Elizabeth (ed.), 'Mike Kelley. Catholic Tastes', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art/Harry M. Abrams Inc., 1993, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kelley, Mike, ‘The Uncanny’, Arnhem: Gemeentemuseum, 1993 (exh. cat.)

1992 Kellein, Thomas (ed.), ‘Mike Kelley’, Ostfildern: Cantz, Basel: Kunsthalle Basel, Frankfurt: Portikus, London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1992, ill. (exh. cat.)
Bartman, William S., Barosh, Myoshi (eds.), ‘Mike Kelley’, New York: A.R.T. Press, 1992, ill. (exh. cat.)
___, ‘Paul McCarthy/Mike Kelley. Heidi. Midlife Crisis Trauma Center and Negative Media-Engram Abreaction Release Zone’, Vienna: Galerie Krinzinger, 1992, ill. (exh. cat.)

1991 Cruz, Amada, ‘Mike Kelley. Half A Man’, Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1991 (exh. brochure)

1989 Knight, Christopher, ‘Mike Kelley’, Köln: Jablonka Galerie, 1989

1988 Kelley, Mike, Miller, John, et al., ‘Mike Kelley. Three Projects. Half a Man, From My Institution to Yours, Pay for Your Pleasure’, Chicago: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 1988 (exh. cat.)

Artist Book's & Writings

2019 Kelley, Mike, 'Cross Gender/Cross Genre', in: Kelley, Mike, ‘Mike Kelley. Unisex Love Nest’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2019 (exh. cat.)

2001 Jamie, Cameron, Kelley, Mike (eds.), ‘Exquisite Mayhem. The Spectacular and Erotic World of Wrestling’, Cologne: Taschen, 2001

1999 Kelley, Mike, ‘Mike Kelley - Two Projects. “Sublevel: Dim Recollection Illuminated by Multicolored Swamp Gas” / “Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites”’, Braunschweig: Kunstverein Braunschweig, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 1999, ill. (exh. cat.)

1997 Kelley, Mike, Oursler, Tony, ‘Tony Oursler/Mike Kelley. The Poetics Project’, Tokyo: Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997 (exh. cat.)

1990 Kelley, Mike, ‘Reconstructed History’, Cologne: Galerie Gisela Capitain, New York: Thea Westreich, 1990

1986 Kelley, Mike, ‘Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile’, Venice: New City Editions, New York: Artists Space, 1986

Publications

2019 Van Cauteren, Philippe (ed.), 'S.M.A.K. Highlights for a Future', Bruxelles: S.M.A.K., Mercatorfonds, 2019, p. 156, ill. in colour

2017 __, 'Three Dimensions. Modern & Contemporary Approaches to Relief and Sculpture', New York: Acquavella Galleries, 2017, pp. 34-35, ill. (exh. cat.)

2016 Baier, Simon, Bürgi, Bernhard M., Caraco, Oliver (et al.), 'Sculpture on the Move 1946 – 2016', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2016, pp. 118-119, ill. (exh. cat.)

2015 Ammer, Manuela, Hochdörfer, Achim, Joselit, David (eds.), 'Painting 2.0 Expression in the Information Age. Gesture and Spectacle. Eccentric Figuration. Social Networks.', Munich: Prestel, 2015, p. 59, ill. (exh. cat.)
Loers, Veit, Jansen, Gregor (eds.), 'Avatar und Atavismus. Outside der Avantgarde', Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2015, n. p., ill. (exh. cat.)

2014 Julia Stoschek Collection, ‘High Performance. Time-Based Media Art Since 1996’, Berlin: Distanz, 2014

2013 Levine, Cary, ‘Pay for Your Pleasures. Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon’, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013
Kelly, Julia, Dezeuze, Anna (eds.), ‘Found Sculpture and Photography from Surrealism to Contemporary Art’, New York: Ashgate, 2013

2012 Sanders, Jay, Sussman, Elizabeth (eds.), ‘Whitney Biennial 2002’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2012
Beitin, Andreas, Emmerling, Leonhard, et al. (eds.), ‘Plato’s Mirror and the Actuality of the Cave Allegory, Inspired by Projections by Mischa Kuball’, Cologne: König, 2012, pp. 235-58

2011 Schimmel, Paul, Mark, Lisa Gabrielle (eds.), ‘Under the Big Black Sun. California Art 1974-1981’, Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Vandermeulen, Bruno, Veys, Danny (eds.), ‘Imaging History. Photography After the Fact’, Brussels: ASP, 2011

2010 Bajc, Quentin (ed.), ‘Dreamlands’, Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2010

2009 Chiodi, Stefano (ed.), ‘Le funzione del museo: Arte, museo, pubblico nella contemporaneità’, Florence: Le Lettere, 2009
___, ‘Museum Brandhorst: Ausgewählte Werke’, Munich: Prestel, 2009 (exh. cat.)
___, ‘Schere, Stein, Papier: Pop-Musik als Gegenstand Bildender Kunst/Rock, Paper, Scissors: Pop Music as Subject of Visual Art’, Graz: Kunsthaus Graz, 2009 (exh. cat.)

2008 Budde, Diether (ed.), ‘Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch’, Cologne: DuMont, 2008, pp. 281-90
Phillips, Glenn J., ‘California Video. Artists and Histories’, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute and J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008
Fogle, Douglas (ed.), ‘Life on Mars. 55th Carnegie International’, Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2008, ill. (exh. cat.)

2007 Costello, Diarmuid, Vickery, Jonathan (eds.), ‘Art. Key Contemporary Thinkers’, Oxford: Berg, 2007, pp. 13-16
Franzen, Brigitte, König, Kaspar, Plath, Carina (eds.), ‘Skulptur Projekte Münster 07’, Münster: Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2007 (exh. cat.)

2006 ___, ‘Mike Kelley. Martin Kippenberger. Albert Oehlen.’, St. Georgen: Kunstraum Grässlin, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Daftari, Fereshteh, ‘Without Boundary. Seventeen Ways of Looking’, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2006 (exh. cat.)

2005 ___, ‘PressPlay. Contemporary Artists in Conversation’, London: Phaidon, 2006

2003 Horn, Roni, Janssens, Ann Veronica, Kelley, Mike (et al.), ‘Capp Street Project 20. Roni Horn, Ann Veronica Janssens, Mike Kelley, Mike Nelson,’ San Francisco: CCAC Wattis Institute, 2003
___, ‘It Happened Tomorrow’, Lyon: Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, 2003 (exh. cat.)

2002 Rinder, Lawrence (ed.), ‘Whitney Biennial 2002’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002 (exh. cat.)

2001 Welchman, John C., ‘Art after Appropriation. Essays on Art in the 1990s’, Amsterdam: G+B Arts International, 2001
Storr, Robert, Nutt, Jim, Saul, Peter (et al.), ‘Eye Infection’, Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2001 (exh. cat.)

2000 Vidler, Anthony, ‘Warped Space’, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2000, pp. 159-71

1999 Ronte, Dieter, Smerling, Walter (eds.), ‘Zeitwenden. Ausblick’, Bonn: Kunstmuseum, Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Cologne: DuMont, 1999, pp. 156-61 (exh. cat.)

1998 Schimmel, Paul, Stiles, Kristine, Brett, Guy (et al.), ‘Out of Actions. Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979’, Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna: Museum für angewande Kunst, Barcelona: Museu d’Art Contemporani, Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and London: Thames and Hudson, 1998 (exh. cat.)

1997 Sztulman, Paul, ‘Documenta X. Short Guide / Kurzführer’, Kassel: Museum Fridericianum, Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz Verlag, 1997 (exh. cat.)
van Tuyl, Gijs, Nittve, Lars, Hanse, Henning S., ‘Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960-1997’, Humlebaek: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1997 (exh. cat.)

1996 ___, ‘L’informe. Le modernisme à rebours’, Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1996 (exh. cat.)

1993 Ben-Levi, Jack, et al., ‘Abject Art. Repulsion and Desire in American Art’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1993 (exh. cat.)

1992 Deitch, Jeffrey (ed.), ‘Post Human’, Lausanne: Musée d’art contemporain, Pully: FAE Musée d'art contemporain, 1992 (exh. cat.)
Gudis, Catherine, ‘Helter Skelter. L.A. Art in the 1990s’, Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992 (exh. cat.)
Hoet, Jan, ‘Documenta IX’, Kassel: Museum Fridericianum, Stuttgart: Edition Gantz, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992 (exh. cat.)
Cooke, Lynne, Francis, Mark (eds.), ‘The Carnegie International 1991, Vol. 1’, Pittsburgh: The Carnegie Museum of Art, 1992 (exh. cat.)

1991 Cameron, Dan, ‘California Artists. William T. Wiley, Mike Kelley, Brad Dunning’, Ridgefield: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1991, ill. (exh. cat.)

1990 ___, ‘El jardìn salvaje’, Madrid: Fundación Caja de Pensiones, 1990 (exh. cat.)

1989 Goldstein, Ann, Jacob, Mary Jane, Gudis, Catherine (et al.), ‘A Forest of Signs. Art in the Crisis of Representation’, Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1989 (exh. cat.)

1988 ___, ‘The 43rd Viennale of Venice, Aperto ‘88’, Milan: Fabri Editori, 1988 (exh. cat.)
Fairbrother, Trevor, Harten, Jürgen, Joselit, David (et al.), ‘The BiNational. American Art of the Late 80s/German Art in the Late Eighties’, Boston: The Institute of Contemporary Art and Museum of Fine Arts, 1988 (exh. cat.)

1987 Friis-Hansen, Dana (ed.), ‘L.A. Hot and Cool. The Eighties’, Cambridge: List Center for the Visual Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987 (exh. cat.)

1986 Singerman, Howard, Linker, Kate, Welchman, John C. (et al.), ‘Individuals. A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986’, Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, New York: Abbeville Press, 1986 (exh. cat.)

1985 Kriesche, Richard (ed.), ‘Artificial Intelligence in the Arts. Nr. 1 ‘Brainwork’’, Graz: Steirischer Herbst Festival, Los Angeles: Municipal Art Gallery, 1985 (exh. cat.)

1984 Schimmel, Paul (ed.), ‘First Newport Biennial 1984. Los Angeles Today’, Newport Beach: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1984 (exh. cat.)
Latos-Valier, Paula, Westwater, Elizabeth, ‘Private Symbol. Social metaphor. The Fifth Biennale of Sydney’, Sydney: The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1984 (exh. cat.)

Press

2020 d'Avignon, Angella, '(L.A. in N.Y.) Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth, November 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020', in Carla, Los Angeles, February Issue 2020, pp.64-66, ill.
___, 'Mike Kelley', in: Art in America, New York, 29 January 2020, ill.
Howe, David Everett, 'Daddy Issues: Mike Kelley's Rebellion Against His Painterly Forefathers', on: www.artnews.com, 23 January 2020, ill.
Fateman, Johanna, 'Mike Kelley', in: The New Yorker, New York, 20 January 2020, p. 10

2019 Hendrickson, T. A., ‘Art and Performance in Northeast L.A. – Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts’, on: www.boulevardsentinel.com, 31 August 2019
___, ‘The 25 Works of Art that Define the Contemporary Age’, on: www.newyorktimes.com, New York, 13 July 2019
Selvin, Claire, ‘Mike Kelley Foundation Awards $400,000 to L.A. Arts Organizations’, on: www.ARTnews.com, New York, 11 April 2019
___, ‘Mike Kelley Foundation grants: 10 winners split $400,000 to make daring art’, on: www.losangelestimes.com, Los Angeles, 11 April 2019
___, ‘Mike Kelley Foundation Welcomes Claire Peeps to its Board of Directors’, on: www.artforum.com, 21 March 2019
Binlot, Ann, ‘Mike Kelley’s ‘Unisex Love Next’ examines the politics of queer aesthetics’, on: www.documentjournal.com, 26 February 2019
___, ‘___’, on: www.baerfaxt.com, New York, 21 February 2019
Mason, Brook S., ‘Frieze Los Angeles: succès au premier round’, in: Le Quotidien de l’Art, Paris, 19 February 2019, pp. 7-9
Knight, Christopher, ‘Critics cannot like art fairs, but…’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 16 February 2019
Freeman, Nate, ‘The 10 Best Booths at Frieze Los Angeles’, on: www.artsy.com, New York, 15 February 2019
Loos, Ted, ‘Frieze Los Angeles Launches: It’s Been a Long Time Coming’, on: www.culturedmag.com, Los Angeles, 15 February 2019
Kahn, Stanya, ‘Invoking Mike Kelley 2018’, in: Frieze, New York, no. 200, January/February 2019, pp. 195

2018 Stevens, Mary Clare, ‘Critics Page: Mike Kelley Foundation’, on www.brooklynrail.com, New York, December/January 2018-2019, pp. 45
___, ‘Previews & Reviews: Mike Kelley’s Spirit of Adolescence’, in: Modern Painters, New York, December 2018, pp. 98-101
___, ‘Mike Kelley: ‘No Title’, (Collages 1974 - 2012)’, in: Artam Global Art & Design, Istanbul, October 2018, pp. 36
___, ‘Mike Kelley’, in: Tages Anzeiger, Zürich, 20 September 2018, pp. 37
Artinfo, Blouin, ‘’Mike Kelley. God’s Oasis’ At Hauser & Wirth, Zurich’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, 18 September 2018
Larkey, Molly, ‘Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth’, on: www.contemporaryartreview.la, Los Angeles, 18 January 2018

2017 López Paniagua, Laura, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011’, in: Mousse Magazine, Italy, December 2017 - January 2018 and on: www.moussemagazine.it
Chang, Richard, ‘2017’s Best and Most Notable Art Exhibitions and Events’, on: www.laweekly.com, Los Angeles, 27 December 2017
Zellen, Jody, ‘Mike Kelley: ‘Kandors’: Variations on Krypton, Superman’s Birthplace’, on: www.artnowla.com, Los Angeles, 20 December 2017, ill.
Kay, Hannah Sage, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011’, on: www.brooklynrail.org, New York, 13 December 2017, ill.
Groom, Angela, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors at Hauser & Wirth (Los Angeles)’, on: www.artefuse.com, Los Angeles, 5 December 2017, ill.
Slayton, Nicholas, ‘Constant Creation, With a City in a Bottle’, on: www.ladowntownnews.com, Los Angeles, 14 November 2017, ill.
Knight, Christopher, ‘Heroic Take on Kelley’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 7 November 2017, ill.
___, ‘Mike Kelley’s Miniature Models of Superman’s Home City Go on Display at Hauser & Wirth’, on: www.architecturaldigest.com, Mumbai, 23 October 2017
Lemoine, Colin, ‘Mike Kelley’, in: Pinault Collection, Paris, no. 9, October 2017 - March 2018, pp. 48-55, ill.
Angeleti, Gabriella, ‘Object lessons: an anti-authoritarian triptych by Mike Kelley, a Western sculpture by Frederic Remington and an early work by Rosemarie Trockel’, on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London, 17 May 2017
Kufer, Katrina, ‘Institutions On The Rise’, on: www.harpersbazaararabia.com, 16 May 2017
Juliano, Michael, ‘Embrace your anxieties about the world at the Broad’s ‘Oracle’’, on www.timeout.com/losangeles, 26 April 2017
Wright, Karen, ‘Venice Biennale: How Icelandic artist hands over pavilion to trolls’, on: www.independent.co.uk, 18 April 2017
Bui, Phong. ‘In Conversation: Allan McCollum with Phong Bui’, on: www.brooklynrail.org, 1 April 2017
Cascone, Sarah, ‘Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Gives Out $319,000 in Grants’, on: www.artnet.com, 24 March 2017
Miller, M.H., ‘Mike Kelley’s Underground Afterlife’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 8 March 2017

2016 Yerebakan, O.C., ‘Mike Kelley: “Memory Ware” at Hauser & Wirth Through December 23rd, 2016’, on: artobserved.com, 23 December 2016
Pogrebin, Robin, ‘ Art; Man of Steel, Cities of Resin’ in: The New
York Times, 4 Dec 2016, p. AR6
Mason, Isabella, ‘Mike Kelley’s “Kandors” at Venus over Manhattan, New York’, on www.blouinartinfo.com, 22 November 2016.
Lempesis, Dimitris, ‘Art Cities: N. York – Mike Kelley’, on www.dreamideamachine.com, 03 November 2016.
Pini, Gary, ‘9 Must-See Art Shows Opening this Week’, on: www.papermag.com, 03 November 2016
___, ‘Mike Kelley: Framed and Frame’, on: www.moussemagazine.com, 02 November 2016
Finkel, Jori, ‘Charity begins at home for the Mike Kelley Foundation’, in: The Art Newspaper (Number 284), London/UK, November 2016, pg 10.
Cox, Will, ‘Flying the Adolescent Flag’, on: www.broadsheet.com, Melbourne, October 28, 2016.
___, ‘Mike Kelley Memory Ware’, on: www.glassismore.com, October 2016
Halperin, Moze, ‘Staff Picks’, on: www.flavorwire.com, 26 October 2016
___, ‘Anatomy of an artwork: Mike Kelley’s Framed, 1999’, in: The Guardian Guide, London/UK, 15 October 2016.
Gat, Orit, ‘Critic’s Guide: London’, on: www.frieze.com, London, 03 October 2016.
___, ‘Framed and Frame, Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth London’, on: www.sfaq.com, September 24, 2016.
Larouci, Samira, ‘Mike Kelley’s Chinatown Grotto Comes to London’, on: www.amuse-o-d.vice.com, London, 23 September 2016.
___, ‘Mike Kelley’s Chinatown crawl comes to London’ on: www.theartnewspaper.com, 22 September 2016
___, ‘Mike Kelley: Day is Done”, in: Frieze, London/UK, September 2016
___, ‘Datebook: Mike Kelley’s Installation ‘Framed and Frame’ at Hauser & Wirth, London’ on: www.uk.bouinartinfo.com, September 2016
___, ‘Five of the best… art exhibitions’, on: www.theguardian.com, 16 September 2016.
___, 'Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Announces Recipients of Inaugural Grants', on: www.artforum.com, New York, 6 April 2016, ill.
Vankin, Deborah, 'Mini gold in downtown L.A.? That and other arts projects win grants from Mike Kelley Foundation', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 5 March 2016, ill.
___, 'Mike Kelley' [review], in: Artworld Magazine, Shanghai, November 2015, pp. 98 – 101, ill.
Lyon, Christine, 'My House explores a raw, manic ethos', on: www.nsnews.com, North Vancouver, 8 January 2016, ill.

2015 Pofalla, Boris, 'Erziehung ist ein Komplex: Mike Kelley macht Kunst daraus', in:
Monopol, Berlin, November 2015, ill.
Levin, Kim, 'Mike Kelley. Hauser Wirth, New York', on: www.artagenda.com,
New York, 30 October 2015, ill.
___,'New York', in: Elite Traveler, New York, September/October 2015, p. 64, ill.
Marshall, Piper, 'Mike Kelley', on: www.artforum.com, New York, 28 September 2015, ill.
Thibaut, Wychowanok, 'The city of Superman view by artist Mike Kelley', on: www.numero.com, Paris, 23 September 2015, ill.
___, 'Mike Kelley, Hauser & Wirth, New York', on: www.aestheticamagazine.com, London, 19 September 2015, ill.
Steinhauer, Jilllian, 'Mike Kelley's Superman Complex', on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 14 September 2015, ill.
Herriman Kat, 'Hauser & Wirth`s new Mike Kelley exhibition requires a flash',
in: W Magazine, New York, 13 September 2015, ill.
___, 'Leonardo DiCaprio Cuts the Line at Mobbed Mike Kelley Show', on: www.artnet.com, Berlin, 11 September 2015, ill.
Corona, Sarah, 'Tra la Cosmic Cavern e Plato's Cave, Mike Kelley da il suo imprinting all'autunno newyorkese. Grande mostra da Hauser & Wirth', on: www.arttribune.com, Rome, 11 September 2015, ill.
Lehrer, Adam, 'In the Hauser & Wirth exhibit "Mike Kelley", the late artist explores superman's home city Kandor', on: www.forbes.com, New York, 11 September 2015, ill.
Miller, Michael, 'Whatever happened to the man of tomorrow? Mike Kelley's final superman-inspired works land in Chelsea', on: www.artnews.com, New York, 11 September 2015, ill.
Johnson, Ken, 'Review: Mike Kelley Uncorks Superman's Kandor City in a Bottle', on: www.nytimes.com, 10 September 2015, ill.
Moss, Hilary, 'An Art-World Fortress of Solitude Comes to New York City', on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 8 September 2015
Ohly Evans, Christina, 'Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth', New York, on: www.howtospendit.com, London, 2 September 2015, ill.
Burns, Charlotte, 'Mike Kelley's Superman-inspired sculptures coming to New York', on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London, 28 August 2015, ill.

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