Lutz Bacher

LUTZ BACHER


Lives and works in New York, NY


SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2014
National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

2013
Snow, Kunsthalle Zuerich, Zuerich (catalogue)
Black Beauty, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Portikus, Frankfurt

2012
Ratio 3, San Francisco
Alex Zachary Peter Currie, New York

2011
Cabinet, London

2009
Do You Love Me?, Kunstverein Muenchen, Munich
MY SECRET LIFE, MoMA PS1, New York

2008
ODO, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Spill, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
Taxter & Spengemann, New York

2006
Bots, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Organic, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Little People, Taxter & Spengemann, New York

2005
Being There - I Like To Watch TV, ongoing video installation at White Columns, Particpant Inc, and Taxter &
Spengemann, New York

2004
Jokes, American Fine Arts, New York
Crimson & Clover (Over & Over), Participant Inc., New York

2003
Manhatta, American Fine Arts, New York

2000
Men at War, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

1998
Olympiad, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York

1997
Bunny Yeager LA, Los Angeles
A Closed Circuit, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

1996
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

1995
Do You Love Me?, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles

1993
Playboys, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
Jim & Sylvia, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1992
Sex with Strangers, Trial Balloon, New York

1991
Men in Love, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
White Columns, New York

1990
Simon Watson Gallery, New York


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Now You See It: Photography and Concealment, Metropolitan Museum, New York
do it, Stacion—Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Prishtine, Republic of
Kosovo.
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, Greene Naftali, New York
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum, New
York
24 Spaces—A Cacophony, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
White Columns Annual, curated by Richard Birkett, White Columns, New York

2012
Coming Soon, curated by Anthony Huberman, Centre D’Art Contemporain, Geneve
Whitney Biennial, curated by Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman, The Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York
Spies in the House of Art, curated by Douglas Eklund, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York

2011
Frieze Film, curated by Sarah McCrory, Frieze Art Fair, London

2010
Bloodflames III, curated by Nick Mauss, Alex Zachary, New York
Before and After, curated by Bill Cournoyer, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris
They Knew What They Wanted, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco
They Knew What They Wanted, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Forced Exposure, Team Gallery, New York
Tracing the Invisible, Schloss Ringberg, Bavarian Alps, Germany

2009
IT'S YOU. NOT ME, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2008
Kiki: The Proof Is In the Pudding, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium Since 1960, Joyce and Robert Menschel
Hall for Modern Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2007
Some Kind of Portrait, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala of Scenic, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los
Angeles
All Mirrors are Broken, curated by Anthony Huberman, Galerie LH, Paris
Closed Circuit, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2006
Defamation of Character, curated by Neville Wakefield, PS1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, NY
Six Feet Under: Flagships for Chelsea, curated by Jarrett Gregory, White Box, New York
A Broken Arm, curated by Mari Spirito, 303 Gallery, New York
Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY, Bordeaux Musee dʼ Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
(catalogue)
Liquid Paper, Ratio 3, San Francisco

2004
Indigestible Correctness, Participant Inc., New York
Power, Corruption, and Lies, Roth Horowitz, New York
Six Feet Under, White Box, New York

2003
Wild Nights, CBGB, New York
American Tableaux, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

2002
American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Violence, the True Way, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2001
Bit Streams, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
CTRL(Space): Rhetoric’s of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother, ZKM Center for Art and Media,
Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
Freestanding, Beaver College, Glenside, PA
Memorial Show, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

2000
The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Agitated Histories: Video Art and the Documentary, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
(catalogue)
Picturing Media: Modern Photographs from the Permanent Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York

1999
Searchlight, CCAC Institute, San Francisco (catalogue)
Bay Area Now 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (catalogue)

1998
Spectacular Optical, Thread Waxing Space, New York (catalogue)
White Noise, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (catalogue)
100 Years of Sculpture, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Diana 98, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich
Play Mode, Art Galleries, UC Irvine; Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (catalogue)
Where is Your Rupture? The Swiss Institute, New York

1997
Figure, Betty Rymer Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1996
Real Fake, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

1995
In a Different Light, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (catalogue)
Altered States, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis (catalogue)
The Outburst of Signs, Art Forum, Munich (catalogue)

1994
Game Girl, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland; Kunstverien, Munich
Pop Politics, Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia
Ciphers of Identity, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
Bad Girls, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
New World (Dis)Order, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

1993
The Subject of Rape, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Coming to Power, David Zwirner, New York
Privacy, Forum Gallery, Milan
1920, Exit Art, New York

1992
Dissent, Difference, and the Body Politic, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Otis Art Gallery, Los Angeles
(catalogue)

1991
Dismember, Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY; Andrea Rosen, New York
AIDS Timeline/Group Material, The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1990
The Clinic, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
How Can the Be So Sure? LACE, Los Angeles (catalogue)


SCREENINGS

2013
Lutz Bacher Program, BAMcinématek Migrating Forms, BAM, Brooklyn


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2002 Anonymous Was A Woman

1993 California Arts Council Grant


CATALOGUES AND MONOGRAPHS

2014
Ruf, Beatrix, Gregor Muir, Sophie von Olfers, eds. Snow. JRP Ringier: Zurich.

2013
Gioni, Massimiliano and Gary Carrion-Murayari. NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set,
Trash and No Star. New York: New Museum.

2012
Do you love me? Primary Information, New York
The 2012 Whitney Biennial, exh. cat. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2008
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Regency Arts Press Ltd., New York

2006
Grey Flags, exh. cat. Sculpture Center, ed. Bettina Funcke, Long Island City, NY

2003
Scanning: The Aberrant Architecture of Diller & Scofidio, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2001
BitStreams, exh. cat.The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Control Space: Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother, exh. cat. ZKM, Karlsrhule, Germany

2000
The 2000 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Agitated Histories: Video Art and the Documentary, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1999
Searchlight: Art at the Millenium, exh. cat. CCAC Institute, San Francisco
Bay Area Now2, exh. cat. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

1998
Spectacular Optical, exh. cat. Thread Waxing Space, New York
White Noise, exh. cat. Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
Contract with the Skin, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
Play Mode, exh. cat. University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

1995
In a Different Light, exh. cat. University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Altered States, exh. cat. Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis
The Outburst of Signs, exh. cat. Art Forum, Munich

1993
The Subject of Rape, exh. cat. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Dirty Looks, BFI Publishing, London
Atlantica #6, Canary Islands

1992
Dissent, Difference, and the Body Politic, exh. cat. Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1991
Contemporary American Women Artists, Photovision, Madrid

1990
The Body in Question, Aperture, New York
How Can They be So Sure? exh. cat. LACE, Los Angeles


SELECTED ARTICLES

2014
Baier, Simon. "Lutz Bacher." Artforum April: 257.
Rutland, Beau. “Everyday Instability.” Flash Art. March/April: 70-77.
Thomson, Alesse. “Lutz Bacher: Snow.” Bookforum Feb/Mar: Web.

2013
Archey, Karen: “Trojan Constellations” Spike Art Quarterly. No. 36, Summer: 58 – 69.
Deines, Stefan: “Das Kann Man So Oder So Oder So Sehen.” Texte Zur Kunst. Issue 90, 23 June: 234-237.
Fite-Wassilak, Chris. "Lutz Bacher 'Black Beauty.'" Art Review. December: 124.
Léith, Caoimhín Mac Giolla. "Peculiar Galaxies." Frieze. October: 189-93.
Peyton-Jones, Julia. "Best of 2013." Artforum. December: 216-17.
Turnbull, Joe. “What’s in a name?” frieze blog. 4 November: Web.

2012
Baker, Kenneth: “The Whitney: 2012 Biennial; New Museum: Triennial.” San Francisco Chronicle.
1 April.
Beranrdini, Andrew: “Lutz Bacher: In Pieces And All At Once.” Art in America. March: 124-131.
Chayka, Kyle: “A Biennial Scorecard: Culling the Highlights of the Whitney's Signature Survey.” Artinfo.com,
28 February: Web.
O’Neil-Butler, Lauren: “Lutz Bacher.”, Artforum. Vol. 50, No.9, May: 311.
Pollack, Maika: “Be Here Now: Eccentric Historicism Emerges at the 2012 Whitney Biennial.” GalleristNY.
28 February.
Schwendener, Martha: “Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video.” New York Times.
February 9.

2011
Meade, Fionn: “The Gift.” Mousse. September: 178-183.
Sanders, Jay: “Best of 2011.” Artforum, December: 222.

2009
Buss, Esther: “Y-E-S. ueber Lutz Bacher Im Kunstverein Muenchen.” Texte Zur Kunst. July.
Carlson, Benjamin: “Lutz Bacher,” Frieze. March.
Chung, Jay: “Paper Trail: Do You Love Me? At Kunstverein Muenich.” May Revue. March.
Cotter, Holland: “Times Are Tough? Bring on Vermeer and the Pianos.” The New York Times, December.
Kotz, Liz: “Lutz Bacher, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.” Artforum. December.
Schwendener, Martha: ”Lutz Bacher Gets Damaged.” The Village Voice. March.

2008
Avgikos, Jan: “Lutz Bacher at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.” Artforum, September. 210.
Bentley, Kyle: “Lutz Bacher, Taxter & Spengemann.” Artforum, May: 382-383.
Conner, Jill: “Less Is More.” Afterimage, May-June: 26.
Cotter, Holland: “Art in Review: Lutz Bacher.” The New York Times, 28 March: 32.
Gangitano, Lia: “My Secret Life: Lutz Bacher.” Afterall. Spring.
Helfand, Glen: “Kiki: The Proof is in the Pudding.” Artforum. 17 July.
Huberman, Anthony: “Read This Last.” Afterall, Spring.
Rosenberg, Karen: “Layers to Comment on Layers of Imagery.” The New York Times. 26 August.
“Lutz Bacher.” The New Yorker, 24 March: 14.

2007
Cotter, Holland: “Closed Circuit: Video and New Media at the Metropolitan.” The New York Times. 6 April:
E33.
Kunitz, Daniel: “Time to Spare.” The New York Sun, 8 March.

2006
Kerr, Merrily.: “A Broken Arm.” Time Out New York, 17-23 August.
Lutz Bacher, Taxter & Spengemann, Time Out New York, 2-8 February: 62
Palmerton, Elwyn.: “Back: Grey Flags”, Frieze, Issue 102. October: 270.
Schambelan, Elizabeth: “Preview: Grey Flags at Sculpture Center.” Artforum. May: 117.
Smith, Roberta: “Criticʼ s Notebook: Chelsea Is a Battlefield: Galleries Muster Groups.” The New York Times,
28 July: E33.

2005
Reilly, Maura: “Lutz Bacher at American Fine Arts and Participant Inc.” Art in America. 5 April: 154.

2003
Avgikos, Jan: “Feminism & Art (9 Views).” Artforum. October.
Cotter, Holland: “Indigestible Correctness.” The New York Times. 23 April.
Kennedy, Moira: “Manhatta”, Art in America. April.

2001
Anton, Saul: “Net Gains: A Roundtable on New Media Art.” Artforum. October.
Cotter, Holland: “Retrieving Magic from the Vault.” The New York Times. 5 January.
Pollock, Barbara: “Bit Streams.” Art in America. September.

2000
Kimmelman, Michael: “A New Whitney Team Makes its Biennial Pitch.” The New York Times, 24 March.
Smith, Roberta: “Pat Hearn, Art Dealer in New York, Dies at 45”, The New York Times, 20 August.

1998
Cotter, Holland: “Lutz Bacher, Olympiad.” The New York Times, 8 May.
Ise, Claudine: “Babes.” The Los Angeles Times. 24 July.

1997
Kandel, Susan: “Intimacy and Terror.” The Los Angeles Times. 2 March.
“Tony Oursler, Lutz Bacher, Peter Frank”, The Los Angeles Times. 11 April.

1996
Halle, Howard: “Lutz Bacher, Pat Hearn Gallery.” Time Out New York. 10 January.

1995
Kandell, Susan: “Love Me? Shows-Off Self Obsession.” The Los Angeles Times. 6 April.

1993
Ballister, Sara: “Playboys.” Flash Art, December.
Bonetti, Christopher: “Fresh Readings on Relationships.” San Francisco Examiner. 19 February.
Cotter, Holland: “At the Whitney Provocation and Theory Meet.” The New York Times, 13 August.
Cottingham, Laura: “New York Fax.” Art Issues, November/December.
Helfand, Glen: “Rough Sex.” SF Weekly, 10 February.
Hess, Elizabeth: “Gallery of the Doll.” The Village Voice. 19 October.
Hirsch, Faye: “Playboys.” Art in America, November.
Kimmelman, Michael: “Lutz Bacher Playboys.” The New York Times. 24 September.
Knight, Christopher: “Disputable Assertions in Body Politic, Christopher Knight.” The Los Angeles Times,
26 February.

1992
Kotz, Liz: “Sex with Strangers.” Artforum September.
Mahoney, Robert: “Lutz Bacher White Columns.” Arts. January.

1991
Baker, Kenneth: “Art that Runs Off in All Directions.” San Francisco Chronicle. 19 September.
Porges, Maria: “Lutz Bacher.” Artforum. March.


Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York