Mike Kelley

Born in Detroit MI, 1954

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

Died in South Pasadena CA, 2012

Solo Exhibitions

2017
NEON/Museum of Cycladic Art, ‘Fortress of Solitude’, Athens, Greece
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Kandors 1999-2011’, Los Angeles CA

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

2015
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Mike Kelley’, New York NY

2014
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Mike Kelley’ (retrospective), Los Angeles CA

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

2012
Stedelijk Museum, ‘Mike Kelley’ (retrospective), Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Watermill Center, ‘Mike Kelley: 1954 – 2012’, New York NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘A Tribute to Mike Kelley’, Los Angeles CA

2011
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley: Exploded Fortress of Solitude’, London, England
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors’, Krefeld, Germany

2010
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, ‘Mobile Homestead’, Detroit MI
Schinkel Pavillon, ‘Mike Kelley’, Berlin, Germany

2009
PERFORMA 09, Judson Memorial Church, ‘Mike Kelley: Day Is Done Judson Church Dance’, New York NY
Wako Works of Art, ‘Mike Kelley: Photographs / Sculptures’, Tokyo, Japan

2008
WIELS Centre d’Art Contemporain, ‘Mike Kelley: Educational Complex Onwards: 1995-2008’, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Jablonka Galerie, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors’, Berlin, Germany
Halle 037, ‘Kandor-Con 2000’, Berlin, Germany
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley: Hermaphrodite Drawings’, London, England

2006
Musée du Louvre, ‘Mike Kelley: Profondeurs Vertes’, Paris, France
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Mike Kelley: Liquid Diet and Related Works’, Paris, France

2005
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley: Day Is Done’, New York NY

2004
Tate Liverpool, ‘Mike Kelley: The Uncanny’, Liverpool, England
Museum Moderner Kunst, ‘Mike Kelley: The Uncanny’, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Mike Kelley’, Paris, France

2003
Galleria Emi Fontana, ‘Mike Kelley: Memory Ware, Wood Grain, Carpet’, Milan, Italy

2002
Patrick Painter Inc., ‘Black Out’, Santa Monica CA
Metro Pictures, ‘Reversals, Recyclings, Completions, and Late Additions’, New York NY

2001
Jablonka Galerie, ‘Memory Ware’, Cologne, Germany

2000
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Mike Kelley: Sublevel, Framed and Frame, Test Room’, Zurich, Switzerland

1999
MAGASIN: Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, ‘Mike Kelley: Framed and Framed, Test Room, Sublevel’, Grenoble, France

1997
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ‘Mike Kelley’, Barcelona, Spain
Rooseum,‘Mike Kelley’, Malmo, Sweden
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, ‘Mike Kelley’, Eindhoven, Netherlands

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

1994
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Mike Kelley’, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes’, Los Angeles CA

1993
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes’, New York NY

1992
Kunsthalle, ‘Mike Kelley’, Basel, Switzerland
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Mike Kelley’, London, England
CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, ‘Mike Kelley’, Bordeaux, France

1991
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, ‘Mike Kelley: Half a Man’, Washington DC

1990
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, ‘Mike Kelley’, Paris, France

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

1987
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Half a Man’, Los Angeles CA

1985
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile’, Los Angeles CA

1983
Hallwalls, ‘The Sublime’, New York NY

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

Group Exhibitions

2017
Broad Art Museum, ‘Michigan Stories’, East Lansing MI
Artists Space, ‘Social Surfaces’, New York NY
The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, ‘MEDUSA: Jewellery and Taboos’, Paris, France
Hammer Museum, ‘Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection’, Los Angeles CA
Edward Ressle Gallery, ‘PROVOCATEUR: From Picabia to Prince’, New York NY
The Jewish Museum, ‘The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin’, New York NY
Simon Lee Gallery, ‘Screen Memory’, London, England
Regen Projects, ‘What I Loved; Selected works from the 90’s’, Los Angeles CA
Deitch Projects, ‘Heidi, Midlife Crisis Trauma Center and Negative Media-Engram Abreaction Release Zone 1992’, New York NY

2016
Charles Riva Collection, ‘The Power and the Glory’, Brussels, Belgium
Musée Rath, ‘Nightfall’, Geneva, Switzerland
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘The Campaign for Art: Drawings, Part II’, San Francisco CA
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: Contemporary’, San Francisco CA
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘Strength in Numbers: Photography in Groups’, Pittsburgh PA
Contemporary Jewish Museum, ‘from Generation to Generation’, San Francisco CA
Hammer Museum ‘Sculpture from the Hammer Contempoary’, Los Angeles CA
Skarstedt, ‘Condo, Gonzalez-Torres, Kelley, Prince, Salle, Sherman, Trockel, Wool’, New York NY

2015
Presentation House Gallery, ‘My House: Mike Kelley and Ryan Trecartin’, Vancouver, Canada
Contemporary Art Centre, ‘Flying over the Abyss’, Thessaloniki, Greece
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, ‘Avatar and Atavism – Outside the Avantgarde’, Dusseldorf, Germany
Haus der Kunst, ‘Random Sampling – Painting from the Goetz Collection’, Munich, Germany
Luma Westbau, Pool, ‘A Blind Man in His Garden’, Zurich, Switzerland
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘America Is Hard to See’, New York NY

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

2013
Palais de Tokyo, ‘New Impressions of Raymond Roussel’, Paris, France

2012
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Whitney Biennial 2012’, New York NY

2010
West of Rome Public Art, The Farley Building, ‘Mike Kelley and Michael Smith – Los Angeles – A Voyage of Growth and Discovery’, Los Angeles CA

2009
SculptureCenter, ‘A Voyage of Growth and Discovery’, New York NY
Palazzo Grassi, ‘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

2008
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International’’, Pittsburgh PA
The Getty Center, ‘California Video’, Los Angeles CA

2007
‘Skulptur Projekte Münster 07’, Münster, Germany

2006
Fundacion BIACS, ‘BIACS 2’, Seville, Spain
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘L.A. Art Scene’, Paris, France

2005
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Blake Byrne Collection’, Los Angeles CA
Palais de Tokyo, ‘Translation’, Paris, France

2004
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, ‘Monument To Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection’, Athens, Greece

2003
Institut d’Art Contemporain, ‘Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon: Sod and Sodie Sock’ Lyon, France

2002
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘2002 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY

2001
The Detroit Institute of Arts, ‘Artists Take on Detroit’, Detroit MI
‘Bienal de Valencia’, Valencia, Spain

2000
Royal Academy of Arts, ‘Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art’, London, England

1999
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘The American Century: Art and Culture 1950 – 2000’, New York NY

1997
‘Documenta 10, The Poetics Project: 1977-1997’, Kassel, Germany

1996
Galerie der Gegenwart, ‘Family Values: American Art in the Eighties and Nineties’, Hamburg, Germany

1995
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1995 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY

1994
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Radical Scavenger(s): The Conceptual Vernacular in Recent American Art’, Chicago IL

1992
‘Documenta IX’, Kassel, Germany

1991
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1991 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY

1990
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ‘Just Pathetic’, Los Angeles CA

1989
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation’, Los Angeles CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1989 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY

1988
‘The 43rd Biennale of Venice: Aperto ’88’, Venice, Italy

1987
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Avant-Garde in the Eighties’, Los Angeles CA

1985
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1985 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY

1984
The Gallery of New South Wales, ‘The Fifth Biennale of Sydney – Private Symbol: Social Metaphor’, Sydney, Australia

1980
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, ‘By-Products: Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, Mitchell Syrop’, Los Angeles CA

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

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