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Jenny Holzer

Photo: Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer is an American conceptual and installation artist whose work deploys text in public spaces across an array of media, including electronic and LED signs, carved stone, billboards, and printed materials. Closely aligned with the feminist art movement, Holzer’s oeuvre provokes public debate and illuminates social and political injustice. Celebrated for her inimitable use of language and interventions in the public sphere, Holzer creates a powerful tension between the realms of feeling and knowledge, with a practice that encompasses both individual and collective experiences of power and violence, vulnerability and tenderness.

Born in 1950 in Ohio, USA, Holzer studied painting and printmaking (BFA) at Ohio University, and received an MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 1977. Much of Jenny Holzer’s education was in the Liberal Arts at Duke University and the University of Chicago, and she believes this broad education had an impact on the work she made. Although much of her work focused on painting, she was already using text in her pieces at this early stage. Her work is part of the public domain, equally accessible in museums and galleries as in storefronts, on billboards and T-shirts, and even electrified in New York’s Times Square.

Since 1996 Holzer has been using light projection – in which a powerful film projector casts scrolling texts onto architecture or a landscape – as another way of presenting texts in the public realm. The texts and light are dramatic but unobtrusive, adapting to varied projection surfaces, from the mountains and ski jump in Lillehammer to the Pyramide du Louvre in Paris. In recent years, Holzer has returned to painting, making reference to Abstract Expressionism and Suprematism and reinforcing the continued relationship of art with politics.


Born Gallipolis OH, 1950


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

Resides Lives and works in New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 GAMeC, ‘Jenny Holzer. Tutta la verità’, Bergamo, Italy
Guggenheim Bilbao, 'Jenny Holzer. Thing Indescribable', Bilbao, Spain

2018 Tate Modern, 'Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer', London, UK

2017 Blenheim Palace, ‘SOFTER: Jenny Holzer’, Woodstock, England
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Zurich, Switzerland

2016 Lune Rouge, 'ARE YOU ALIVE?', Ibiza, Spain
Pinchuk Art Centre, 'LOSS: In memory of Babi Yar', Kiev, Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected Permanent Installations

2017 The Whitney Museum of American Art, 'An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney's Collection, 1940-2017', New York NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1994 ‘Black Garden’, Nordhorn, Germany

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Bold Tendencies, ‘FICTION’, London, United Kingdom
Kunsthalle Würth, ‘Lust auf mehr - Neues aus der Sammlung Würth zur Kunst nach 1960’, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

2018 Heong Gallery, Downing College, University of Cambridge, 'DO I HAVE TO DRAW YOU A PICTURE?', (cur. Elisa Schaar), Cambridge, United Kingdom
LAXART, ‘Remote Castration’, Los Angeles CA
NGV – National Gallery of Victoria, 'MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art', Melbourne, Australia
Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, 'Für Barbara', (cur. Leo Koenig), Derneburg, Germany
Firstsite, 'Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018', (cur. Mary Beard, Neil Wenman), Colchester, United Kingdom
Werkartz, 'Beyond the Streets', (cur. Roger Gastman), Los Angeles CA

2017 Imperial War Museum, ‘Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11‘, London, England
The British Museum, ‘The American Dream. Pop to the Present’, London UK

2016 Sprüth Magers, ‘Eau de Cologne’, Los Angeles CA
CSS Bard Hessel Museum, ‘Mother Iode’, Annandale on Hudson NY
Phoenix Art Museum, ‘Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects’, Phoenix AZ
Westport Arts Center, ‘More than Words’, Westport CA
Lehmbruck Museum, ‘An der Oberfläche (On the Surface)’, Duisburg, Germany
Former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, ‘Human Condition’, Los Angeles CA
Pearl Lam Galleries, ‘In Silence’, Singapore
Cheim & Read, ‘The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men’, New York NY
PinchukArtCentre, ‘Loss. In Memory of Babi Yar’, Kiev, Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2000 Galerie Beyeler, ‘Artlight’, Basel, Switzerland
FIDM Museum, ‘The Intuitive Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection’, Los Angeles CA
MoMA PS1, ‘Around 1984: A Look at Art in the Eighties’, Long Island City NY
Galerie Yvon Lambert, ‘Sentimental’, Paris, France
Exit Art, ‘The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture’, New York NY
Museet for Samtidskunst, ‘Illuminations: Art from Two Millennia’, Oslo, Norway
Cheim & Read, ‘Couples’, New York NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected Light Projections

2019 Rockefeller Center, Creative Time, 'VIGIL', New York NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected Awards and Memberships

2019 Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative and Performing Arts, The University of Chicago, Chicago IL

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

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

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

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

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

2006 Urban Visionaries Award, Cooper Union, New York NY

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

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

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

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

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

1996 Crystal Award, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland

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

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



2019 Estiler, Keith, ‘Jenny Holzer Addresses Gun Violence in 'VIGIL' Text-Based Light Projections’, on:, New York NY, 9 October 2019, ill.
Cashdan, Marina, Holzer, Jenny (guest ed.)), ‘Life Lines’ in: Wallpaper*, London, October 2019, ill.
Smith, Roberta, ‘The Guggenheim’s Collection, as Seen by Six Art Stars’, on: , New York, 27 June 2019, ill.
Kennedy, Randy, ‘“I Can See Empty Space as a Three-Dimensional Solid”: Artist Jenny Holzer on How She Fuses Architecture With Language’, on:, New York, 3 June 2019, ill.
Holzer, Jenny, ‘Jenny Holzer Takes Her Anti-Gun Message on the Road’, on:, New York, 1 May 2019, ill.
Schwarz, Gabrielle, ‘“I want people to attend to the content”—an interview with Jenny Holzer’, on:, London, 20 April 2019, ill.
Weiss, Holloway, Holzer, Jenny (artwork), ‘Sarah Chadwick, Laura Dern, & Diane Kruger Fight for Gun Violence Prevention’, in: Bazaar, New York, March 2019, ill.
Finkel, Jori, ‘Hits and misses at second Desert X biennial’, in: The Art Newspaper, Los Angeles, Frieze Los Angeles dailies, Issue 1, 14-15 February 2019
Goldstein, Caroline, ‘We Are Beholden to Nature. Why Desert X Scrapped Jenny Holzer’s Light Projections Over Concerns for Bighorn Sheep’, on:, Los Angeles, 5 February 2019, ill.
Vankin, Deborah, ‘Desert X art show puts a Jenny Holzer installation on hold over animal welfare worries’, on:, Los Angeles, 5 February 2019, ill.
Makarova, Olya, ‘Jenny Holzer at the Tate. An Exhibition for Instagram’, on:, Oxford, 29 January 2019, ill.
Woodward, Daisy, ‘Why the ICA is Selling Artworks’, on:, London, 23 January 2019, ill.
Judah, Hettie, ‘The Exhibitions Worth Travelling For In 2019. Jenny Holzer. A Retrospective’, on:, London, 19 January 2019, ill.
Wexelman, Alex, ‘Why Jenny Holzer’s ‘Inflammatory Essays’ Is the Perfect Work for Our Times’, on:, New York, 16 January 2019, ill.
Cohen, Alina, ‘13 Artists Who Highlight the Power of Words’, on:, New York, 5 January 2019, ill.
Goldstein, Andrew (ed.), ‘It’s Necessary to Be Emotionally Engaged. Jenny Holzer on Using LED Lights to Expose Injustice’, on:, New York, 3 January 2019, ill.
Estiler, Keith, ‘Jenny Holzer Addresses Gun Violence in 'VIGIL' Text-Based Light Projections’, on:, New York NY, 9 October 2019, ill.
___, ‘Jenny Holzer’s Next Public Artwork at Rockefeller Center Will Address the Gun Violence Crisis’, on:, Philadelphia PA, 2 October 2019, ill.
Dafoe, Taylor, ‘In a Moving Public Art Project, Jenny Holzer Will Project Firsthand Accounts of Gun Violence Onto Rockefeller Center’, on:, New York NY, 27 September 2019, ill.
Dafoe, Taylor, ‘In a Moving Public Art Project, Jenny Holzer Will Project Firsthand Accounts of Gun Violence Onto Rockefeller Center’, on:, New York NY, 27 September 2019, ill.
___, ‘Art Review: HERE: Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin’, on:, Columbus OH, 20 November 2019, ill.

2018 Westall, Mark, ‘Paul Stolper + ICA Editions’, on:, London, 21 December 2018
Tsui, Enid, ‘Art that makes you do a double take: Roni Horn’s mesmerising sculptures in Hong Kong’, on:, Hong Kong, 4 December 2018, ill.
___, ‘Ronnie Horn's first exhibition in Greater China to explore the volatility of cognition’, on:, Hong Kong, 13 November 2018, ill.
Binlot, Ann, ‘Jenny Holzer’s powerful AIDS Day performance reminds us to keep fighting’, on:, New York, 3 December 2018, ill.

(cont'd) Picardi, Phillip, ‘'George Bush, Serial Killer’. ACT UP’s Fight Against the President’ (int.), on:, New York, 1 December 2018, ill.
Budds, Diana, ‘An activist art installation is coming to Manhattan’, on:, New York, 30 November 2018, ill.
Phaidon Editors, ‘Jenny Holzer will Light The Fight in NYC this weekend’ (int.), on:, New York, 30 November 2018, ill.
Habercorn, Tobias, 'The Coming Calamity', on:, Hamburg, 7 November 2018, ill.
Jen, Alex, 'The New Menil Drawing Institute Is Perfect for a Medium So Intimate', on:, Williamstown, 6 November 2018, ill.
Zara, Janelle, 'The Menil Drawing Institute’s New $40 Million Building Opens in Houston With a Lofty Goal. To Redefine the Medium', on:, Houston, 2 November 2018
The Editors, 'Jenny Holzer Teams Up with March For Our Lives to Get Out the Vote', on:, New York, 5 November 2018, ill.
___, ‘2018 Power 100. This Year’s Most Influential People in the Contemporary Art World’, in: ArtReview, London, November 2018, p. 137
Morgan, Tiernan, 'The Decade that Changed the Art World: Money, Media, and Brands in the 1980s’, on: Hyperallergic, New York, 10 May 2018
Dawson, Neil F., 'Jenny Holzer: ‘How could I be on Twitter? I have watercolours to attend to, man’’, on: The Times, New York, 2 April 2018
Schulman, Sarah, 'The Art of Protesting’, in: T Magazine, New York, 22 April 2018, p. 41
Pavia, Will, 'Jenny Holzer: ‘How could I be on Twitter? I have watercolours to attend to’, on: The Times, London, 2 April 2018
Kelly, Maura, 'Bad Girls to the Rescue’, in: ARTNEWS, New York, 27 March 2018, pp. 31-34
Chan, Hera, 'In Memory of a Free Public: Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’, on: Ocula, Auckland, 16 March 2018
Salema, Isabel, 'A megagaleria que mais parece um museu', in: Ipsilon, Lisbon, 23 February 2018, pp. 12-14
___, 'Disembodied legs and a giant pumpkin: Sculpture park opens at Hong Kong harbourfront', on:, Hong Kong, 23 February 2018
Pes, Javier, 'Take a Sneak Peek at the Epic Sculpture Martin Puryear Just Finished for the US Embassy in Beijing', on:, New York, 22 February 2018
Italie, Hillel, 'Eugenides, Chernow voted into American Academy of Arts and Letters', on:, Eugene, 21 February 2018
___, 'Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Online at Sotheby’s, New York, Feb 21', on:, New York, 8 February 2018
Sisario, Ben, 'Female Executives Rebuke the Grammys', in: The New York Times, New York, 6 February 2018, pp. C1, C4
Morgan, Tiernan, 'Art Movements', on:, New York, 2 February 2018
McKenzie, Lesley, 'Jenny Holzer, the feminist artist behind Lorde's Grammys gown message, isn't a stranger to the fashion world', on:, Los Angeles, 30 January 2018
Barr, Sabrina, 'Grammy Awards 2018: Lorde's Dress Carries a Powerful Feminist Message from Jenny Holzer', on:, London, 29 January 2018
Bulut, Seim, 'Lorde wore a feminist essay to the Grammys', on:, London, 29 January 2018
Entenman, Elizabeth, 'Lorde sewed a poem by feminist artist Jenny Holzer to the back of her 2018 Grammys dress', on:, Los Angeles, 29 January 2018
___, 'Lorde's Grammys dress carries essay by 70s feminist Jenny Holzer', on:, Wellington, 29 January 2018
Bruce-Smith, Alex, 'Lorde’s Grammys Dress Included A Feminist Poem In Support Of #TimesUp', on:, Sydney, 29 January 2018
Fernandez, Celia, 'Lorde's Grammys Dress Has a Secret Call to Action — Sewn Into the Back', on:, London, 29 January 2018
Chuba, Kirsten, 'Lorde Supports #MeToo Movement With Quote Sewn Into Grammy Dress', on:, Los Angeles, 28 January 2018
Gaca, Anna, 'Grammys 2018: Lorde Sews Passage From Feminist Artist Jenny Holzer Into Dress', on:, 28 January 2018
Valentine, Claire, 'Lorde Attends Grammys, Rocks a Jenny Holzer Poem', on:, New York, 28 January 2018
Pes, Javier, 'Trump Slams the New Art-Filled US Embassy in London Ahead of Its Opening', on:, New York, 12 January 2018
Nembhard, Candice, 'OFF-WHITE Pants Are a Must Cop for Spring', on:, New York, 12 January 2018
___, 'Out in the Open', in: Almanac, Hong Kong, January 2018, p. 53
Woo-hyun, Shim, 'MMCA seeks to lead arts scene in Asia', on:, Seoul, 10 January 2018
Kompanek, Chris, 'On the Culture Front: Singapore’s Emerging Art Week', on:, New York, 9 January 2018
Panizza, Raffaele, 'The Cotton Revolution', on:, Milan, 9 January 2018
Ortved, John, 'See the Art That Tavi Gevinson Collects', on:, New York, 3 January 2018

2017 Biancolli, Amy, 'Mass MoCA a colossal hub of regional art scene', on:, Albany, 31 December 2017.
Micchelli, Thomas, 'The Pursuit of Art, 2017', on:, New York, 30 December 2017
Cassidy, Benjamin, 'Art in the Berkshires: Picasso, Frankenthaler and Building 6 make big statements', on:, Pittsfield, 29 December 2017
Heathcote, Edwin, 'US surrounds new London embassy with a moat', on:, London, 14 December 2017
Valentine, Claire, 'Virgil Abloh and Jenny Holzer Team Up For Planned Parenthood', on:, New York, 2 December 2017
Petty, Felix, 'Jenny Holzer and Virgil Abloh Collaborate to Support Planned Parenthood', on:, London, 1 December 2017
Rysman, Laura, ‘I Don’t Wear Jewelry. I Wear Art’, on:, New York, 1 December 2017
___, 'The Art World's Highs and Lows, Jenny Holzer', in: The Art Newspaper, London, December 2017, p. 6
Drescher, Cynthia, 'Louvre Abu Dhabi: Inside the Art World's Most Exciting New Opening', on:, London, 30 November 2017
Maneker, Marion, 'Bradford, Bourgeois & Nauman at Hauser + Wirth ABMB', on:, New York, 30 November 2017
Cotter, Holland, 'Arabic-Galactic Wonder', in: The New York Times, New York, 29 November 2017
Zaman, Samihah, 'Louvre Abu Dhabi: A Global Stage', on:, Dubai, 28 November 2017
___, 'He's gone a year: how do 20 artists such as Jenny Holzer salute the music poet?', on:, Guangzhou, 21 November 2017
Crompton, Sarah, 'On Show', in: Christie's Magazine, New York NY, November - December 2017, p. 18
Press, Michael, 'As the New Museum of the Bible Opens, Questions About its Scholarship Remain', on:, New York, 20 November 2017
Siganporia, Shahnaz, 'Is Abu Dhabi the new art capital of the Middle East?', on:, Mumbai, 19 November 2017
Ferrarini, Paolo, 'Inside the Brand New Louvre Abu Dhabi', on:, New York, 17 November 2017
Lambert, Molly, 'St. Vincent Didn’t Mean to Write a Political Album', on:, New York NY, 15 November 2017
Roux, Caroline, 'Inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi with architect Jean Nouvel', on:, London, UK, 14 November 2017
D'bayan, Igan, 'Yokohama Triennale: Contemporary art in our floating world', on:, Taguig City, Philippines, 13 November 2017
Halperin, Julia, 'Hallelujah! Jenny Holzer, Tacita Dean, and Others Pay Tribute to Leonard Cohen in Montreal', on:, New York NY, 13 November 2017
Ghosh, Sudeshna, 'The top nine exhibits to check out at the Louvre Abu Dhabi', on:, Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, 11 November 2017
Everett-Green, Robert, 'Montreal's salute to Leonard Cohen', on:, Toronto, Canada, 10 November 2017
Harris, Gareth, 'In the afterglow of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening, Abu Dhabi Art moves up a notch', on:, London, UK, 9 November 2017
'It's on! The MAC opens the exhibition Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything', on:, New York NY, 8 November 2017
Pes, Javier, 'The Louvre Abu Dhabi Puts a $1 Billion Spotlight on Globalization—But Makes Some Glaring Historical Omissions', on:, New York NY, 8 November 2017
Carvajal, Doreen, 'Museum Diplomacy, Finally', on:, New York NY, 7 November 2017, pp. C1, C9
McGillis, Ian, 'McGillis: Leonard Cohen at the MAC — a show of devotion', on:, Montreal, Canada, 3 November 2017
Buck, Louisa, 'Jenny Holzer occupies Blenheim', in: The Art Newspaper, London, UK, November 2017, p. 18
Miller, Nicole, 'Anger Management', on:, New York NY, 2 November 2017
Leech, Nick, 'Watch: First look at one of the Louvre Abu Dhabi's contemporary commissions', on:, Abu Dhabi, 1 November 2017
Shapiro, Rachel, 'JCC Manhattan Renamed for Marlene Meyerson After $20M Donation in Her Name', on:, New York NY, 1 November 2017
'Art news daily', on:, London, UK, 30 October 2017
'Art Since 9/11 Capturing The Age Of Terror By Edward Lucie-Smith', on:, London, UK, 30 October 2017
Brewer, Jenny, 'Artists including Cindy Sherman and Jenny Holzer call out sexual harassment in the art world', on:, London, UK, 30 October 2017
Chow, Andrew R., 'Female Artists Sign Letter Against Sexual Harassment', on:, New York NY, 30 October 2017
'JCC Manhattan will add donors’ name after $20 million gift', on:, New York NY, 30 October 2017
Lindsay, Kathryn, '500 Women Artists Have Signed An Open Letter Condemning Sexual Misconduct In Their Community', on:, London, UK, 30 October 2017
'Some 2,000 art professionals denounce sexual harassment in their sector',, Istanbul, Turkey, 30 October 2017
'‘We Are Not Surprised’: Read the Blistering Open Letter That Art-World Women Wrote About Artforum', on:, New York NY, 30 October 2017
Corbett, Rachel, 'As Women of the Art World Join Together to Condemn Sexism, Artforum Promises Change', on:, New York NY, 29 October 2017
Pogrebin, Robin, 'J.C.C. Manhattan Gets $20 Million Gift and Jenny Holzer Artwork', on:, New York NY, 26 October 2017
Kuchnir, Abby, 'MCA Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Renewed Commitment to Chicago', on:, Chicago IL, 23 October 2017
Elmhirst, Sophie, 'In the Beginning Was the Word', in: Harper's Bazaar Art, London, UK, November 2017, pp. 48-53
Epps, Philomena, 'Jenny Holzer is the Contemporary Artist You Can Not Know', on:, Milan, Italy, 18 October 2017
Arnold, Janice, 'Leonard Cohen's Son Says Montreal Concert Accords with Father's Wishes', on:, Montreal, Canada, 17 October 2017
Wrathall, Claire, ''The world's first universal museum': the Louvre Abu Dhabi revealed', on:, London, UK, 16 October 2017
Buck, Louisa, 'Softer: Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace', on:, London, UK, 13 October 2017
Mutter, Zoe, 'Art and augmented reality collide', on:, Croydon, UK, 12 October 2017
Joselit, David, 'On Aggregators', in: Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo, Japan, October 2017, p. 148-156
Ewens, Hannah, 'Jenny Holzer's Art Is Powerful on and off the Screen', on:, New York NY, 9 October 2017
'From Matisse to Mapplethorpe, step this way for the St James’s Art and Design Walk', on:, London, UK, 6 October 2017
Jiang, Edwin, 'Why do artists collaborate with fashion designers?', on:, Mumbai, India, 6 October 2017
MacAlister, Katherine, 'Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum shares artistic impressions of life in wartime', on:, Oxford, UK, 6 October 2017
Loos, Ted, 'Attracting new blood and pushing boundaries', in: The International New York Times, London, UK, 5 October 2017
Sherwin, Skye, 'Softer: Jenny Holzer review – Blenheim Palace becomes a house of LED horrors', on:, London, UK, 2 October 2017
Elderton, Louise, 'Jenny Holzer', in: Flash Art, Milan, Italy, September/October 2017, p. 98
'Exhibition shines light on raw memories of war', on:, Lyon, France, 2 October 2017
'Pictures: Blenheim Palace taken over by Jenny Holzer's illuminating art featuring words of war veterans', on:, Oxford, UK, 30 September 2017
Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, 'Jenny Holzer Explores the Complexities of War at England’s Blenheim Palace’, on:, New York NY, 28 September 2017
Eckardt, Stephanie, 'Thongs, Temporary Tattoos, and Other Fun Ways Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter, and 70 Other Angry Artists Are Now Resisting Donald Trump', on:, New York NY, 28 September 2017
Gayford, Martin, 'Inside the Mind of Jenny Holzer Hon RA', in: RA, London, UK, Autumn 2017, pp. 26-27
Pearson-Jones, Bridie, 'Get a new view of World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace at augmented reality exhibition', on:, Oxford, UK, 15 September, 2017
Phelps, Nicole, 'Helmut Lang', on:, New York NY, 11 September 2017
Ollman, Leah, ‘Enter the artist’s Berlin studio – without leaving LA’, on:, 18 August 2017
Ortved, John, ‘With All Eyes on the South, the Most Important Art Show in America Is Underway in Pittsburgh’, on:, 18 August 2017
Knecht, Lyndsay, ‘An Introduction to Your New FrontRow Editor, And a Call For Pitches’, on:, 17 August 2017
‘Jonathan Monk at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles’, on:, 17 August 2017
Budick, Ariella, ‘A revelation round every corner’, in: The Financial Times, London, UK, 3 August 2017, p. 8
Roux, Caroline, ‘Jenny Holzer’, in: Wallpaper*, London, UK, July 2017, cover, pp. 60–64
Remsen, Nick, ‘Virgil Abloh’s Empty Gallery for Off-White Pops Up in Paris’, on:, 22 June 2017
‘Jenny Holzer’, in: Monopol, Berlin, Germany, June 2017, pp. 98–110
‘Hauser & Wirth Zurich Stages A Major Show of New Work by Jenny Holzer’, in: Widewalls, Ermatigen, Switzerland, 19 June 2017
Smith, Roberta, ‘It’s a Site for All Eyes: Mass MOCA Keeps Expanding Giving Populism a Good Name’, in: The New York Times, 16 June 2017
Porter, Charlie, ‘The next fashion collaboration: Off-White and Jenny Holzer’, in: The Financial Times, London, UK, 16 June 2017
‘Jenny Holzer’s Classified Constructivism’, in: Phaidon, London, UK, 13 June 2017
Trebay, Guy, ‘Virgil Abloh Projects Politics Into His Florence Fashion Show’ in: The International New York Times, New York NY, 12 June 2017, p. A13
Roux, Caroline, ’Battle Lines: In two shows artist Jenny Holzer proves that words are weapons’, in: Wallpaper, London, UK, July 2017, pp. cover, 60–64,
Jen, Alex, ‘Meandering Through Mass MoCA’s Vast Expansion’, on:,
Sisson, Patrick, ‘Can contemporary art help revitalize rural America?’, on:, 31 May 2017
Sheets, Hilarie M., ‘A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe’, on:, 26 May 2017
Harris, Gareth, ’Jenny Holzer to use augmented reality in Blenheim Palace show’, on:, 6 March 2017
’US artist Jenny Holzer chosen for Blenheim Palace installations’, on:, 5 March 2017
Dambrot, Shana, ‘Fine Art Extraordinaire
The Chino Canyon Project reinvents staged architecture as an A-List contemporary art presentation.’, on:, 14 Feburary 2017
Holzer, Jenny, ‘Jenny Holzer’s Favorite Things’, on:, 6 February 2017
Eckardt, Stephanie, ‘Here are the Best Art Inspirations for your Protest Signs’, on:, 28 January 2017
Frank, Priscilla, ‘Jenny Holzer’s ‘Nasty’ Essays Will Get You Ready For A Revolution’, on:, 24 January 2017
‘Jenny Holzer to Pay Tribute to Leonard Cohen in Giant Projection’, on:, 24 January 2017

2016 Johnson, Ken, ‘The Female Gaze. Part Two. Women Look at Men’, in: The New York Times, New York, 16 July 2016, p. C23
Slenske, Michael, ‘Double team. Jenny Holzer and Marco Brambilla open shows across Ibiza’, on:, London, 11 July 2016, ill.

2015 Harris, Gareth, ‘Jenny Holzer Draws Walt Whitman for Aids Memorial’, in: The Art Newspaper, London, 27 January 2015, ill.
Pofalia, Boris, ‘Mit Licht gemalt’, in: Monopol, Berlin, February 2015, pp. 38-45
Villarreal, Jose, ‘Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia opens exhibition of Jenny Holzer’s war paintings’, on:, New York, 19 May 2015, ill.
Florian, Frederico, ‘La Germania in oggetto’, in: l Giomale Dell’Arte, Torino, May 2015, p. 33 Von Drathen, Doris, ‘Jenny Holzer’ [interview]’, in: L’Uomo Vogue, Milan, June 2015, pp. 158-161
McQuaid, Cate, ‘Codified at Krakow’, in: The Boston Globe, Boston, 14 April 2015, ill.
Menetto, Silva, ‘Dipinti di guerra, Holzer denuncia gli abusi degli Usa sui prigionieri (In’War Paintings, Holzer Denounces US Treatment of Prisoners’, in: La Nuova Venezia, Venice, 7 May 2015, p. 38
Russeth, Andrew, ‘Black Marks. In Venice, Jenny Holzer Examines the War on Terror’, on:, New York, 6 May 2019, ill.

2014 Hoffmann, Gabriele, ‘Kunst gibt zu lessen (Art to Read)’, on:, Zurich, 10 January 2014 Kriegisch, Thomas, ‘Stadt Nordhorn gedenkt voll Scham (Nordham Commemorates Shame)’, on:, Nordhorn, 20 February 2014
Kriegisch, Thomas, ‘Auch noch 70 Jahre nach Kriegesende Entsetzen (Even 70 Years after the end of the war horrors)’, on:, Nordhorn, 22 February 2014
Laster, Paul, ‘Jenny Holzer. Lack of content is the message’ [interview], in: Time Out Magazine, New York, 9 September 2014
Lubin, Gus, ‘These Haunting Paintings Are Based On Redacted War on Terror Documents’, in: Business Insider, New York, 15 September 2014
Smith, Fiona. ‘Jenny Holzer’s Sydney installation shines a light on indigenous stories’, in: The Australian Financial Review, Sydney, 17 May 2014
Sheets, Hilarie M., ‘Jenny Holzer. Cheim & Read’ [review], in: Art in America, New York, November 2014, ill.

2013 Atwood, Roger, ‘Light Show’, in: Art News, New York, vol. 112, no. 6, 6 June 2013, p. 102 Gerlis, Melanie, ‘Holzer cracks Chinese text’, in: The Art Newspaper, London, vol. XXIII, no. 250, October 2013, p. 31
Herd, Colin, ‘Enlightened Spaces‘, in: Aesthetica, York, Issue 51, February/March 2013, pp. 52-57
Kock, Gerhard H., ‘Jenny Holzers mahnende Bänke im Schlossgarten sind nicht zum Sitzen gemacht (Jenny Holzer’s ‘warning benches’ in the castle courtyard are not made for sitting)‘, on:, Nordhorn, 3 April 2013
Lee, Edmund, ‘Arts Preview. Jenny Holzer shows first Chinese-language text work at Pearl Lam‘, on: (South China Morning Post), Hong Kong, 10 October 2013 2013
Lin, Jenny, ‘From Gesture to Language’, Frieze, New York, no. 158, October 2013, pp. 258-259 Searle, Adrian, ‘The Shining‘, in: The Guardian, London, 29 January 2013, Section G2, p. 16 Miranda, Carolina A., ‘The New World of Net Art’, on:, New York
TCP Staff, ‘Jenny Holzer’s Popular Truisms Get First Chinese LED Texts’, on:, New York, 19 September 2013, ill.

2012 Jeffries, Stuart, ‘Jenny Holzer. Drawn to the Dark Side’, on:, London, 4 June 2012, ill.
Johnson, Ken, ‘Jenny Holzer. Endgame’, in: The New York Times, New York, 16 March 2012, p. C30
Ackermann, Tim, ‘Unmöglich. Zu unbegabt (Impossible. Too Bad)’, in: Welt am Sonntag, Berlin, no. 20, 13 May 2012, p. 56.
Jeffries, Stuart, ‘Jenny Holzer. Drawn to the dark side’, on:, London, 4 June 2012
Strom, Sharon, ‘Jenny Holzer’s Loud Provocative Statements’ [review], on:, London, 8 June 2012
McNay, Anna, ‘Jenny Holzer. Sophisticated Devices’, on:, New York, 26 June 2012, ill.
Neulinger, Jakob, ‘United States of Censorship. Jenny Holzer & Andy Boot’, in: Spex, Berlin, no. 339, July/August 2012, pp. 76-78, 115, ill.
Ravini, Sinziana, ‘Secret Societies‘, in: Artforum, New York, vol. 50, no. 8, April 2012, pp. 224-225, ill.
Rosenblum, Dan,‘Jenny Holzer returns to Painting. Discusses Russian Suprematism, Women and the Arab Spring, Secret military documents’, on:, Arlington, 2 March 2012, ill.
Russeth, Andrew, ‘Jenny Holzer Makes Art fort he Dallas Cowboys Stadium’, on:, New York, 2 October 2012, ill.
Sijnja, Juliette, ‘Jenny Holzer. Sophisticated Devices’, on:, London, 31 July 2012
Wang, Victor, ‘Jenny Holzer’, on:, New York, 16 May 2012
Woeller, Marcus: ‘Viel Licht erzeugt viel Schatten (A Lot of Light Creates a Lot of Shade)’, in: Die Welt, Berlin, 28 April 2012, p. 29
Wyma, Chloe, ‘Jenny Holzer Returns to Painting. Makes a case for Abstraction in a Post-Wikileaks World', on:, New York, 3 April 2012

2011 Klei, Alice van der, ‘Les truisms de Jenny Holzer, ou la fluidité des mots’, in: Spirale Reveu, Montréal, no. 236, Spring 2011, pp. 35-36, ill. in colour

2010 Smee, Sebastian, ‘Illuminated Poetry Delivers Insights at ICA’, on:, Boston, 26 July 2010, ill.

2009 Obourn, Nick, ‘Jenny Holzer. Whitney Museum of American Art’ [review], in: Art in America, New York, May 2009, ill.
Smith, Roberta, ‘Sounding the Alarm, in Words and Light’, in: The New York Times, New York, 13 March 2009, ill.

2008 Buchloh, Benjamin, Barliant, Claire (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. To Whom it May Concern’ [interview], in: Modern Painters, New York, November 2008, pp. 63-69, cover, ill.

2007 Charles Atlas (ed.), ‘Art 21. Art in the 21st Century. Protest’ [vid.], in: The PBS Video Collection, Second Edition, Arlington: Public Broadcasting Service, New York: Art 21 Ltd., Season 4, Ep. 2, 2007 (ft. Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, An-My Lê, and Nancy Spero)
Brodeur, Michael, ‘Jenny Holzer. Writing on the Wall’, in: The Boston Weekly Dig, Boston, Issue 9, no. 20,16 May 2007
Cook, Greg, ‘Fighting Words. The ‘war on terror’ in Jenny Holzer’s declassified documents’, in: The Boston Phoenix, Boston, 1 June 2007, ill.
Johnson, Ken, ‘In Two Exhibits, Politics and War are Held Up for Scrutiny’, on:, Boston, 16 May 2007, ill.
Massey, Bob, ‘A Protest in Light’, in: The Washington Post, Washington D.C., 13 September 2007, p. E7, ill.

2006 Lebowitz, Cathy, ‘Protect Us From What We Don’t Know’, in: Art in America, New York, October 2006, pp. 162-165, 167, ill.
Wilson, Michael, ‘Jenny Holzer. Cheim & Read / Yvon Lambert’ [review], in: Artforum International, New York, September 2006, ill.
Heuer, Megan, ‘Jenny Holzer. Cheim & Read and Yvon Lambert’ [review[, in: ARTnews, New York, September 2006, ill.
Pollack, Barbara, ‘Jenny Holzer. Archive’ [review], in: TimeOut New York, New York, Issue 559, 15-21 June 2006, ill.

2005 Rosenberg, Karen, ‘Lines in the Sand. Is Jenny Holzer’s art in danger of being washed away by the digital storm that surrounds her?’, in: New York Magazine, New York, 3 October 2005, pp. 71-72, ill.

1989 Jenny Holzer, Mark Pellingham (prod.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Laments [vid.]’, New York: Dia Art Foundation, 1989 (videorecording and artist book, exh. mat. for ‘Jenny Holzer. Laments’, Dia Art Foundation, New York, I March 1989 – 18 February 1990)
Glueck, Grace, ‘And Now, a Few Words from Jenny Holzer’, in: The New York Times Magazine, New York, vol. CXXXIX, no. 48,073, 3 December 1989, pp. 42-43, 108-113, ill.

1986 Jenny Holzer, Laura Millim (prod.), ‘Untitled Audio Works 1985’ [audio], in: Radio COCA – The Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle: The Center on Contemporary Arts, 1985 (cassette exhibition)


2017 Tricot, Xavier, ‘I Am As You Will Be. The Skeleton in Art. August 31, 2007’, New York: Cheim & Read, 2017 (exh. cat.)

2015 Asp, Kristen (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. War Paintings’, Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2015
Hauser & Wirth (eds.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Softer Targets (Education Guide)’, Bruton: Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2015 (exh. cat.)

2014 Cole, Henri, ’Jenny Holzer. Dust Paintings’, New York: Cheim & Read, 2014

2012 Bünau (ed.), Friederike von, Henri Cole, Rose-Maria Gropp + [et al.], ‘Jenny Holzer. For Frankfurt’, Bielefeld: Kerber, 2012 (exh. cat.)
Levine, Carey, ’Jenny Holzer. Endgame’, New York: Skarstedt, 2012 (exh. cat.)

2011 Levine, Carey, ’Jenny Holzer. Retro’, New York: Skarstedt, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2010 Joselit, David, Simon, Joan + [et al.], ‘Jenny Holzer’, London: Phaidon, 1998/2010 Levine, Carey S., ’Jenny Holzer. Retro’, New York: Skarstedt, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2008 Breslin, David (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer’, Basel: Foundation Beyeler, Chicago: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2008

2006 Storr, Robert, ‘Jenny Holzer. Redaction Paintings’, New York: Cheim & Read, 2006 (exh. cat.) Dinkla, Söke (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Die Macht Des Wortes (I Can’t Tell You)’, Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz Verlag, New York: D.A.P. – Distributed Arts Publishers, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Noever, Peter (ed.), ’Jenny Holzer. XX’, Vienna: MAK – The Austrian Museum of Art and Industry/SCHLEBRUGGE.EDITOR Vienna, 2006

2005 Dinkla, Söke (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Xenon for Duisenberg’, Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2005 (exh. cat.)

2004 Schneider, Eckhard (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Truth Before Power’, Bregenz: Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2004 (exh. cat.)

2003 Waldman, Diane (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Protect Me From What I Want’, New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2nd edition, 1997/2003 (exh. cat.)

2002 Bernadec, Marie-Laure, ‘Je lis te peau (I read your skin). Jenny Holzer. Festival d’automne 2001’, Paris: Editions du Regard, 2002 (exh. cat.)

2001 Auping, Michael (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Monterrey 2001’, Monterrey: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, 2001 (exh. cat.)
Banz, Stefan, Whitridge, Thomas (eds.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Xenon’, Küsnacht: Ink Tree Editions, 2001 (exh. cat.)
Bernadac, Marie-Laure, ’Jenny Holzer. OH’, Bordeaux: capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux / Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux, 2001 (exh. cat.)
Cheim, John, Whitridge, Tom (eds.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin’, Berlin: American Academy Berlin / Nationalgalerie Berlin, Köln: DuMont, 2001 (exh. cat.)

1998 Joselit, David, Simon, Joan + [et al.], ‘Jenny Holzer’, London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1998

1997 Ruf, Beatrix, Volkart, Yvonne + [et al.], ‘Jenny Holzer. Lustmord’, Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 1997 (exh. cat.)
Waldman, Diane, ‘Jenny Holzer. Protect Me From What I Want’, New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / H. N. Abrams, 1997 (exh. cat.)
Werner, Klaus (ed.), ’Jenny Holzer. KriegsZustand’, Leipzig: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, 1997

1996 Baumer, Susanne, Smolik, Noemi + [et al.], ‘Jenny Holzer. Writing/Schriften’, Ostfildern/Ruit: Cantz Verlag, 1996
Ruf, Beatrix, Volkart, Yvonne + [et al.], ‘Jenny Holzer. Lustmord’, Dresden: Rähnitzgasse, Warth: Kunstmuseum Kartause Ittingen, 1996 (exh. cat.)

1995 Komov, Oleg Konstantinovich, ‘Erlauf Peace Monument’, Vienna: Niederösterreichisches Landemuseum, 1995

1994 Contemporary Art Center (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Art Tower Mito’, Mito: Contemporary Art Center, 1994
Dylla, Sabine (ed.), ‘Black Garden’, Nordhom: Städische Galerie Nordham, 1994

1993 Ślizińska, Milada (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer. Street Art’, Warsaw: Center for Contemporary Art
Ujazdowski Castle, 1993 (exh. cat.)
Smolik, Noemi, Jenny Holzer. In conversation with Noemi Smolik’, Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1993

1992 Auping, Michael, ‘Jenny Holzer. Universe Series on Women Artists’, New York: Universe Publishing, 1992

1991 Auping, Michael (ed.), ’Jenny Holzer. The Venice Installation. Buffalo’, Buffalo: The Albright-Knox Gallery, 1990 (exh. cat.)

1990 Auping, Michael, Spaulding, Karen Lee (ed.), ’Jenny Holzer. The Venice Installation’, Buffalo: The Albright-Knox Gallery, 1990 (exh. cat.)

1989 Simon, Joan, ‘Jenny Holzer. Signs’ [2nd ed.], London: Institute of Contemporary Arts’, 1989 (exh. cat.)
Waldman, Diane, ‘Jenny Holzer. Money Creates Taste’, New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1989

1988 Simon, Joan, Ferguson, Bruce + [et al.], ‘Jenny Holzer. Signs / Under a Rock’, London: Institute of Contemporary Arts’, 1988

1986 Simon, Joan, ‘Jenny Holzer. Signs’ [1st ed.], Des Moines: Des Moines Art Center, 1986 (exh. cat.)

1984 Ammann, Jean-Christophe, ‘Jenny Holzer. Private Property Created Crime’, Basel: Kunsthalle Basel / Paris: Le Nouveau Musée, 1984 (exh. cat.)
Graze, Sue, ‘Jenny Holzer’, Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1984

Artist Books and Writings

2017 Jenny Holzer, Joshua Craze (ed.), ‘Belligerent’, Madrid: Ivorypress, 2017

2014 Jenny Holzer, ‘Jenny Holzer. Projections’, Berlin: Steidl, 2014

2012 Jenny Holzer, ‘One-Liner’ [audiovisual], London: Sedition Ltd., 2012 (Ed. of 100)
Jenny Holzer, ‘Sense’ [audiovisual], London: Sedition Ltd., 2012 (Ed. of 100)
Jenny Holzer, ‘Sensibility’ [audiovisual], London: Sedition Ltd., 2012 (Ed. of 100)
Jenny Holzer with Kiki Smith, ‘Jenny Holzer by Kiki Smith’ [interview], in: Interview Magazine, New York, March 2012, ill.
Jenny Holzer with Peter Lindbergh, ‘Vogue Italia. A New Age’, in: Vogue Italia, Milan, no. 745, September 2012 pp. 52-75, ill.

2002 Jenny Holzer with Calvin Tomkins, ‘After the Towers. Nine Hours Imagine a Memorial’, in: The New Yorker, New York, 15 July 2002, pp. 59-67

1998 Jenny Holzer, ‘Living’, Paris: Yvonne Lambert Galerie, 1998

1994 Jenny Holzer, ‘Truisms and Essays’, New York: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 1994

1993 Jenny Holzer with Noemi Smolik, ‘Jenny Holzer. In conversation with Noemi Smolik’, in: Kunst Heute, Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, no. 9, 1993
Jenny Holzer, ‘Lustmord’, in: Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Munich, 19 November 1993, pp. 1-31

1992 Jenny Holzer. The Living Series’, Santa Fe: Tallgrass Press, New York: Barbara Gladstone Gallery,1992

1990 Jenny Holzer, ‘Messages’ [sticker book, multiples], New York: Franklin Furnace/Jenny Holzer, 1990 (ed. unspecified)
Jenny Holzer, ‘Why Jane Can’t Draw...’, in: Newsweek Special Edition (Articles about Arts and Education), New York, Winter 1990, p. 44 (ill.)
Jenny Holzer, ‘The Venice Installation’ [posters, multiples], Buffalo: Albright-Knox Gallery, Venice: Progetto Venezia, 1990

1989 Jenny Holzer, ‘Shriek when the pain hits during interrogation...’, in: Art Metropole Catalogue Series, Toronto: Art Metropole, no. 13, 1989
Jenny Holzer, ‘Laments 1988-989’, New York: Dia Art Foundation, 1989 (artist book and videorecording, ‘Jenny Holzer. Laments’)
Jenny Holzer, ‘Black Book’ [poster books], self-published, 1989 (ed. unspecified)
Jenny Holzer, ‘What is Pornography?’ in: ARTnews, New York, vol. 88, no. 8, October 1989, p. 141, ill.

1988 Jenny Holzer with Barbara Kruger, Mike Glier + [et al.], ‘Inserts. Group Materials’ [booklet insert in the N.Y.T.], New York: Public Art Fund Inc./Barbara Gladstone Gallery/Mary Boone Gallery/John Baer Gallery/John Weber Gallery/Metro Pictures, 1988

1986 ‘Jenny Holzer. Protect me from what I want’ (with Keith Haring), Vienna: Weiner Festwochen (Vienna Festival), 1986

1985 Jenny Holzer, ‘Laugh Hard at the Absurdly Evil’, in: New Observations, New York, pp. 6-7 Jenny Holzer, ‘Inflammatory Posters Series’ [posters, multiples), New York: Franklin Furnace,1985
Jenny Holzer, ‘When someone beats you with a flashlight you make light shine in all directions’ [sticker book, multiples], New York: Franklin Furnace, 1985

1984 ‘Jenny Holzer’, Basel: Kunsthalle Basel, Villeurbanne: Nouveau Musée, 1984

1983 Jenny Holzer, ‘Truisms and Essays’, Halifax: Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1983
Jenny Holzer, ‘The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Laughter’ [poster], New York: PADD – Political Art Distribution/Documentation, 1983 (exh. mat.)

1982 Jenny Holzer, ‘(no title)’, in: Control Magazine, London, issue 13, 1982

1981 Jenny Holzer with Peter Nadin, ‘Eating Through Living’, New York: Tanam Press, 1981
Jenny Holzer with Peter Nadin, ‘Eating Friends’, in: Top Stories [periodical], Buffalo, no. 7, 1981

1980 Jenny Holzer, ‘Black Book’, New York: self-published, 1980
Jenny Holzer with Peter Nadin, ‘Living’, in: Hotel, New York: Tanam Press, 1980
Jenny Holzer with Peter Nadin, ‘Position Papers’, in: Artforum, New York, February 1980

1979 Jenny Holzer, ‘A little knowledge can go a long way / Your oldest fears are the worst ones’’, New York: self-published, 1979

1977 Jenny Holzer, ‘Diagrams. A Collection of Diagrams from Many Sources’, New York: self-published, 1977

1970 Jenny Holzer, ‘A Cruel But Ancient Law Demands an Eye for an Eye’, New York: self-published, 1970


2018 Alteveer, Ian, Eckland, Douglas + [et al.], ‘Everything is Connected. Art and Conspiracy’, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Friedman, Samantha, Kinchin, Juliet + [et al.], 'MoMA at NGV', Melbourne: National Gallery of Australia, 2018
Gosling, Lucinda, Reckitt, Helena + [et al.], ‘The Art of Feminism. Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality’, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2018
Jäger, Joachim, Martin, Constanze von + [et al.], ‘Die Ausstellungen. Neue Nationalgalerie 1968-2015’, Berlin: Nationalgalerie/Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Schaar, Elisa, Prasad, Prerona (eds.), ‘Do I Have to Draw You a Picture?’, Cambridge: Downing College, Cambridge, 2018
Shiffman, Victor, Zeppetelli, John, ‘Leonard Cohen. A Crack in Everything’, Montréal: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2018, pp. 4-5, 121-123, ill. in colour (exh. cat.)
Roberts, Mike, ‘How Art Made Pop (And Pop Became Art)’, London: Tate Publishing, 2018

2017 Szech, Anna (ed.), ‘Paul Klee. The Abstract Dimension’, Basel: Fondation Beyeler, Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2017 (exh. cat.)

2015 Schumann, Max (ed.), ‘A Book About Colab (and other related activities)’, New York: Printed Matter, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Illich, Ivan, Bonami, Francesco (ed.), ‘Word by word’, London: Luxembourg & Dayan, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Nickas, Bob, Diederichsen, Diedrich, ‘No Problem. Cologne 1984-1989’, New York: David Zwirner Books, 2015 (exh. cat.)

2014 Shanken, Edward A., ‘Art and Electronic Media’, London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2014

2013 Barron, Jeannette Montgomery, ‘Scene’, Brooklyn: Power House Books, 2013
Rugoff, Ralph, ‘Light Show’, London: Hayward Gallery, 2013, pp. 105-108, ill. in colour (exh. cat.)

2012 Kennedy, Garry Neill, ‘The Last Art College. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978’, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2012
Molesworth, Helen (ed.), Burton, Johanna + [et al.], ‘This Will Have Been. Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980’s’, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012, p. 193, ill. in colour (exh. cat.)

2011 Iles, Chrissie (ed.), ‘Off the Wall’, New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Porto: Museu Serralves, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Ricupero, Cristina, Hollein, Max + [et al.] (eds.), ‘Secret Societies’, Cologne: Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Sant, Toni, ‘Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-Garde. A History of the Future’, Bristol / Chicago: Intellect, 2011
Schmidt, Lisa Marei, Lotz, Antonia, ‘Aufruf zur Alternative (Call for the Alternative)’, Düsseldorf: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Wesfalen, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2010 Hug, Catherine, Miessang, Thomas (eds.), ‘Street and Studio. From Basquiat to Séripop’, Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, New York: D.A.P. – Distributed Art Publishers, 2010 (exh. cat.)

2009 Anfam, David + [et al.], ‘Colección del Museo Bilbau’, Basque Country: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2009 (exh. cat.)
Crane, Andrea, Wagner, Ethan (ed.), ‘Marble’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2009 (exh. cat.) Eichorn, Maria, Fietzek, Gerti (ed.), ‘The Artist’s Contract. Interviews’, Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, New York: D.A.P. – Distributed Art Publishers, 2009
Karman, Silvia Cubina, Raphaela Platow + [et al.], ‘Where do we go from here? 0910. Selectections from La Colección Jumex’, Miami Beach: Bass Museum of Art, Cincinnati: Contemporary Arts Center, Ecatepec: Fundacion y Colección Jumex, 2009 (exh. cat.) Reselione-Valdez, Juan, Zuckerman, Heidi + [et al.], ‘Beg Borrow and Steal. Rubell Family Collection’, Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2009 (exh. cat.)
Swarts, Suzanne, Haan, Irene de + [et al.], ‘Sculptures. Caldic Collectie’, Rotterdam: Caldic Collectie, 2009 (exh. cat.)

2008 Campens, Angelique, Cooke, Erica + [et al.], ‘For Reasons of State’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008, pp. 41-42, ill.
Cram, Gabrielle, Zyman, Daniela (eds.), ‘Other than Yourself. An Investigation into Inner and Outer Space’, Köln: Walther König, New York: D.A.P. – Distributed Art Publishers, 2008 (exh. cat.)

2007 Auping, Michael, ’30 Years. Interviews and Outtakes’, Fort Worth: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Munich/New York: Prestel, 2007
Nochlin, Linda (ed.), Princenthal, Nancy + [et al.], ‘After the Revolution. Women who Transformed Contemporary Art’, Munich/New York: Prestel, 2007
Sollins, Marybeth (ed.), Sollins, Susan, ‘Art 21. Art in the 21st Century’ [companion book to PBS broadcast], New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2007

2006 Anastas, Rhea, Brenson, Michael (eds.), ‘Witness to her Art. Art and Writings by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker; Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne’, Celant, Germano, Dennison, Lisa (eds.), ‘New York New York. Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography, and Video’, Milano: Skira, Monaco: Grimaldi Forum, 2006 (exh, cat.)

2005 Marzona, David, Grosenick, Uta (ed.), ‘Conceptual Art’, Köln: Taschen, 2005
Sharp, Amanda, Higgs, Matthew + [et al.], ‘Pressplay. Contemporary Artists in Conversation’, London/New York: Phaidon, 2005

2004 Richards, Judith Olch (ed.), ‘Inside the Studio. Two Decades of Talks with Artists in New York’, New York: I.C.I. – Independent Curators International / D.A.P. – Distributed Arts Publishers, 2004

2003 Rosenthal, Mark, ‘Understanding Installation Art. From Duchamp to Holzer’, Münich/New York: Prestel, 2003

1999 Detterer, Gabriele (ed.), ‘Art Recollections. Artists’ Interviews and Statements in the Nineties’, Ravenna: Danilo Montanari, Florence: Zona Archives, 1999

1998 Folie, Sabine, ‘Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Helmut Lang. Ausstellung 9 Oktober 1998 – 17 Jänner 1999’, Wien: Kunsthalle Wien, 1998 (exh. cat.)

1997 Krens, Thomas + [et al.], ‘Art of this Century. The Guggenheim Museum and its Collection’, New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1997
Micchelli, Thomas, Rindler, Robert (eds.), ‘Stung by Splendor. Working Drawings and the Creative Moment’, New York: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 1997 (exh. cat.)
Tesch, Jürgen, Hollman, Eckhard (eds.), ‘Icons of Art. The 20th Century’, Münich/New York: Prestel, 1997, pp. 194-195, ill.

1996 Bloch, Ricardo, Celender, Dan, ‘Mortal Remains’, Minneapolis: Intermedia Arts Minnesota / New York: O.K. Harris Gallery, 1996 (exh. cat.)
Foolen, Peter, Teeuwen, Tjeu (eds.), ‘Travaux Publics (Public Works)’, Eindhoven: Peninsula Publishing / Van Abbemuseum, 1996 (exh. cat.)

1995 Nannucci, Maurizio, Detterer, Gabriele (eds.), ‘Bookmakers. Une Exposition de livres de l’artistes de Zona Archives’, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche : Pays Paysages, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Isaak, Jo Anna, Silverthorne, Jeanne + [et al.], ‘Laughter Ten Years After’, Bronx: Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press, Middletown: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1994 Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee, ‘Inside the Art World. Conversations with Barbaralee Diamonstein’, New York: Rizzoli, 1994, pp. 114-120
Kotik, Charlotta, Leigh, Christian + [et al.], ‘Louise Bourgeois. The Locus of Memory, works 1982-1993’, New York: H. N. Abrams, 1994, p. 76 (exh. cat.)
Tarantino, Michael, Wilmes, Ulrich (eds.), ‘Rosebud. Jenny Holzer, Matt Mullican, Lawrence Weiner’, Münich: Kunstbau Lenbachhaus München, Barcelona: Fondació Joan Miró,1994 (exh. cat.)

1993 Kalaidjian, Walter, ‘American Culture Between the Wars. Revisionary Modern and Postmodern Critique’, New York: Columbia University Press, 1993, pp. 225-241

1991 Turyn, Anne (ed.), ‘Top Top Stories. Selections from Top Stories (prose journal)’, San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1991

1990 Beeren, Wim, Broad, Anthony [trans.], ‘Energieen (Energies). 8 April – 29 July 1990’, Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1990 (exh. cat.)
Carter, Curtis L., Basquin, Kit + [et al.], ‘Images of Death in Contemporary Art’, Milwaukee: Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art/Marquette University, 1990 (exh. cat.)

1987 Katzman, Laura + [et al.], ‘Contemporary American Artists in Print. Eric Fischl, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Susan Rothenberg & David Salle’, New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1987 (exh. cat.)
Marincola, Paula, ‘Independence Sites. Sculpture for Public Spaces’, Philadelphia: Collaborations Inc., 1987 (exh. cat.)
Puvogel, Renate, ‘Room Enough. Bilder und Objekte. Schürmann Collection’, Aashen: Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, 1987 (exh. cat.)

1986 Landau, Suzanne (ed.), ‘Jenny Holzer / Barbara Kruger’, Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1986 (exh. cat.)
Rifkin, Ned, ‘In Other Words’, Washington D.C.: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1986 (exh. cat.) Rogers-Lafferty, Sarah (ed.), ‘Personae. Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman’, Cincinnati: Contemporary Arts Center, 1986 (exh. cat.)

1985 Muntades, Antoni (ed.), ‘Secular Attitudes’, Los Angeles: Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1985 (exh. cat.)

1984 Olander, William, ‘Holzer, Kruger, Prince’, Charlotte: Knight Gallery / Spirit Square Arts Center, 1984 (exh. cat.)

1983 Debbaut, Jan, Fuchs, R.H., ‘Walter Dahn, René Daniels, Isa Genzken, Jenny Holzer, Robert Longo, Henk Visch’, Eindhoven: Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum,1983 (exh. cat.)

1982 Beckman, Ericka, ‘Cave Canem. Stories and Pictures’, New York: Cave Canem Press, 1982

1981 Styron, Thomas, ‘Crimes of Compassion’, New York: The Chrysler Museum, 1981 (exh. cat.)

1980 Lippard, Lucy R., ‘Issue. Social Strategies by Women Artists’, London: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1980 (exh. cat.)

1978 Crane, Mike, Hoffberg, Judith A. + [et al.], ‘Artwords and Bookwords. An International Exhibition of Recent Artists’ Books and Ephemera’, Los Angeles: LAICA – Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1978

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