Leslie Thornton

Solo Shows

2019

Speed, with James Richards, Malmö Konstahall, Malmö (forthcoming)

 

2018

Leslie Thornton: Cut from Liquid to Snake, Rodeo, London (forthcoming)

Crossing, with James Richards, Secession, Vienna

SPEED, with James Richards, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

SO MUCH MUCH, UNIT 17, Vancouver

 

2017

Retrospective, Brooklyn Academy of Arts, Brooklyn,

 

2016

Abyss Film, with James Richards, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover

Crossing, with James Richards, Rodeo, London

 

2015

Retrospective, FemCine, Santiago

Retrospective, Zinebi Film Festival, Bilbao

 

2014

Midnight Moments, Times Square, NYC

 

2013

digital (r)evolution, with Anne Spalter and selections from the Spalter Collection of early computer art, Shattuck Gallery, Westport MA,

Luna, Winkleman Gallery, New York

 

2012

Elisabeth de Brabant Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

2011

53 Museum, joint show, Guangzhou

Binocular, Winkleman Gallery, NY

 

2008

Retrospective, Cinematheque, San Francisco

 

2006

FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic

Retrospective, Cinema Project, Portland

 

2005

Leslie Thornton Retrospective, Anthology Film Archives, New York

Retrospective, Anthology Film Archives, New York

 

2000

World AIDS Day Program: Two Videos by Leslie Thornton, The RISD Museum, Providence

 

1996

Retrospective, Cinametheque, San Francisco

 

1995

Retrospective, Film Forum, Los Angeles

 

1994

Retrospective, Collective for Living Cinema, New York

 

1990

Retrospective, Collective for Living Cinema

Group Shows

2018

Platforms: Collection and Commissions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (forthcoming)

WE, Rodeo, London

Security Landscapes, DREI, Cologne

 

2017

Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art,  New York

 

2016

The Cypress Broke, Rodeo, London

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

g00g13 34r+h, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland

The Inoperative Community, Museum Sztuki, Łódź

 

2015

The Inoperative Community, Raven Row Gallery, London

The Cipher and the Frame, Cubitt Gallery, London

Modes of Play, MUMOK, Berlin

Tongues Untied, MOCA, Los Angeles

Art + Computer / Time, Brattleboro Art Museum, Brattleboro

 

2014

White Nights, Melbourne, Australia

 

2013

Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, London

 

2012

LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, Lux & Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Techno Nature, Zürcher Studio, Paris

India: Visions From The Outside, Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Belgium

On Photography: Elisabeth Subrin’s The Fancy, SFMOMA, San Francisco

 

2011

Elisabeth de Brabant Gallery, Shanghai, China

Beautiful Vagabonds, Yancey Richardson Gallery , New York

Radical Light Program, MOMA, New York

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Kinetic Histories, LABoral Art, Gigon

 

2010

This is Tomorrow, Whitechapel Gallery, London

 

2009

Performa, La MaMa Galleria, New York

State of Emergency Exhibition, Eyebeam, New York

 

2008

Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

FluxSpace, Philadelphia

 

2007

documenta 12, Kassel

La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon

EQUAL, THAT IS, TO THE REAL ITSELF, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07, Wroclaw, Poland

 

2006

Experimental Film Touring Program, BFI, Various

 

2004

The Young Artists’ Biennial, Bucharest, Romania

 

2000

The Color of Ritual, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Presumés Innocent: L’art contemporain et l’enfance, capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

Errant Gestures: Visual and Verbal Correspondences, Apex Art Curatorial Program, New York

 

1999

Re-Make/Re-Model: Secret Histories of Art, Pop, Life, and the Avant-garde, Steirischer herbst 99, Graz, Austria

Xn99, Espace des arts, Chalon-sur-Saöne

 

1998

Lo–Fi Baroque, Thread Waxing Space, New York

Kunstenfestivale des Arts, Brussels,

 

 

 

Screenings

 

2018

Munch Museum, Oslo

 

2017

Migrating Forms, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

 

2016

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam,

 

2015

Ambulante, Chiapas

 

2013

Courtisane Festival, Belgium

The New York Film Festival, New York

 

2012

LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, Lux & Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Migrating Forms Festival, New York

San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco

 

2011

Havana Film Festival, New York

New York Film Festival, NYC

Time Again, Anthology Film Archive, New York

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam

 

2010

Film Comment Selects, Lincoln Center, New York

Punto de Vista Film Festival, Pamplona

Glasgow International Film Festival, Scotland

 Women’s Film Festival, Brown University

Migrating Forms, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

UnionDocs, Brooklyn, New York

Auto-Kino, Berlin

Berlinale 2010, Berlin

Maysles Cinema, New York

 

2009

Anthology Film Archives, New York

Thessaloniki International Film Festival,Thessaloniki

Impakt, Utrecht

Trinidad Film Festival, Trinidad

Lucca Film Festival, Tuscany

New York Film Festival, New York

Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen

Cote Cort Festival, Paris

The Subversive Film Festival, Zagreb

 

2008

Artefacts Festival, Stuc & Leuven

NY Underground Film Festival, New York

46th New York Film Festival, New York

Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen

Art About Freedom Festival, Gdansk

 

2007

International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam

Scanners: The 2007 New York Video Festival, New York

25th Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival, Kassel

 

2006

Electromediascope, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City

Barcelona International Film Festival, Barcelona

44th New York Film Festival, New York

International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam

New York Underground Film Festival, New York

 

2005

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taipe

Seoul Net and Film Festival, Seoul

SKIF Festival, St. Petersburg

San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco

BAC 39th International Film and Video Festival, New York

Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, Toronto

The Lower West Side Film Festival, New York

MadCat Women’s International Film Festival, San Francisco

Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro

International Short Film Festival, Winterthur

43rd New York Film Festival, New York

Onion City Festival, Chicago

BFI 49th London Film Festival, London

 

2004

Impakt, Utrecht

Television broadcast, Dutch TV

42nd New York Film Festival, New York

San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco

International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam

 

2003

Electromediascope/Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City

International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam

Video Les Beaux Jours 31, Television Broadcast, French TV

 

2002

 International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam

9th New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York

Buenos Aires IV Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Buenos Aires

Woodstock Film Festival, New York

CinemaTexas 7 International Short Film Festival, Austin

Regus London Film Festival, London

 

2001

CinemaTexas Sixth International Short Film Festival, Austin

 International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam

 

2000

London Regional Art and Historical Screening, London,

The Avant-garde as Seen from New York, Cinématheque française, Paris

Art of the Century, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

 

1999

Impakt, Utrecht

International Film Festival Rotterdam/IFFR, Rotterdam,

San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco

 

1998

Pandaemonium Festival of the Moving Image, London

Electromediascope, Nelson-Atkins Museum/Kansas City Arts Institute

Arteleku, Donostia-San Sebastian

Ret.Inevitable: A Carnival of Cinematic Delight, The Anchorage, Brooklyn

Nominations

2018

Artist Residency, CERN, Geneva

 

2013

Guggenheim Fellowship, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

 

1998

Hugo Boss Award Nomination, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

 

1997

Bellagio Residency, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York

 

1996

The Maya Deren Award for Independent Film and Video Artists, American Film Institure, Los Angeles

The Alpert Awards in the Arts, The Herb Alpert Foundation, Santa Monica

 

1990

Fellowship, The Rockerfeller Foundation, New York

 

1988

Fellowship, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York