Leslie Thornton

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  • 2021

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

    • Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • 2016

    • The Inoperative Community, Museum Sztuki, Łódź
    • Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    • g00g13 34r+h, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland
    • The Cypress Broke, RODEO London
  • 2015

    • The Inoperative Community, Raven Row Gallery, London
    • The Cipher and the Frame, Cubitt Gallery, London
    • Modes of Play, MUMOK, Vienna
    • Tongues Untied, MOCA, Los Angeles
    • Art + Computer / Time, Brattleboro Art Museum, Brattleboro
  • 2014

    • White Nights, Melbourne
  • 2013

    • Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, London
  • 2012

    • LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, Lux & Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
    • Techno Nature, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
    • India: Visions From The Outside, Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Belgium
    • On Photography: Elisabeth Subrin’s The Fancy, SFMOMA, San Francisco
  • 2011

    • Group Show, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    • Group Show, Elisabeth de Brabant Gallery, Shanghai
    • Beautiful Vagabonds, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
    • Radical Light Program, MOMA, New York
    • Kinetic Histories, LABoral Art, Gijón
  • 2010

    • This is Tomorrow, Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • 2009

    • Performa, La MaMa Galleria, New York
    • State of Emergency Exhibition, Window Gallery, Eyebeam, New York
  • 2008

    • Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
    • Photography Exhibition, 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
  • 2000

    • The Color of Ritual, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    • Errant Gestures: Visual and Verbal Correspondences, Apex Art Curatorial Program, New York
    • Presumés Innocent: L’art contemporain et l’enfance, capc Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
  • 1999

    • Xn99, Espace des arts, Chalon-sur-Saöne
    • Re-Make/Re-Model: Secret Histories of Art, Pop, Life, and the Avant-garde, Steirischer herbst 99, Graz, Austria
  • 1998

    • Kunstenfestivale des Arts, Brussels
    • Lo–Fi Baroque, Thread Waxing Space, New York

Nominations

2019

Artist Residency, CERN, Geneva

Artist Residency, California Institute of Technology, California

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

Leslie Thornton, Ground, still, HD Video, Duration: 13 min., 2020

Leslie Thornton, Ground, still, HD Video, Duration: 13 min., 2020

Leslie Thornton, Ground, still, HD Video, Duration: 13 min., 2020

Leslie Thornton, Ground, still, HD Video, Duration: 13 min., 2020

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, New Order, Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century, MoMA, New York

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, New Order, Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century, MoMA, New York

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, SPEED, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 2018

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, SPEED, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 2018

Leslie Thornton, They Were Just People, still, streamed video, 9 min 39 sec, 2016

Leslie Thornton, They Were Just People, still, streamed video, 9 min 39 sec, 2016

Leslie Thornton, They Were Just People, still, streamed video, 9 min 39 sec, 2016

Leslie Thornton, They Were Just People, still, streamed video, 9 min 39 sec, 2016

Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell: Folding, video, 16mm film, 95 min., 1983–2016. Installation view, GROUND, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2020

Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell: Folding, video, 16mm film, 95 min., 1983–2016. Installation view, GROUND, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2020

Leslie Thornton, Strange Space, still, video,3:47 min, 1993

Leslie Thornton, Strange Space, still, video,3:47 min, 1993

Leslie Thornton, Jennifer, Where Are You?, still, 16 mm film on video, colour, sound, 10:42 min., 1981

Leslie Thornton, Jennifer, Where Are You?, still, 16 mm film on video, colour, sound, 10:42 min., 1981

Leslie Thornton, Jennifer, Where Are You?, still, 16 mm film on video, colour, sound, 10:42 min., 1981. Installation view, GROUND, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2020

Leslie Thornton, Jennifer, Where Are You?, still, 16 mm film on video, colour, sound, 10:42 min., 1981. Installation view, GROUND, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2020

Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell, still, 16mm film and video transferred to digital, 95 min, 1984

Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell, still, 16mm film and video transferred to digital, 95 min, 1984

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, Cut from Liquid to Snake, Rodeo, London, 2018

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, Cut from Liquid to Snake, Rodeo, London, 2018

Leslie Thornton and James Richards, Crossing, still, digital video, 19: 12 min, 2016

Leslie Thornton and James Richards, Crossing, still, digital video, 19: 12 min, 2016

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, LUNA Trance, Winkleman Gallery, 2013

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, LUNA Trance, Winkleman Gallery, 2013

Leslie Thornton, Adynata, still, 16 mm film on video, 28:49 min, 1983

Leslie Thornton, Adynata, still, 16 mm film on video, 28:49 min, 1983

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, Peggy and Fred in Hell: Folding, Raven Row, London, 2016

Leslie Thornton, Installation view, Peggy and Fred in Hell: Folding, Raven Row, London, 2016

Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell, stilll, 16mm film and video transferred to digital, 95 min, 1984

Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell, stilll, 16mm film and video transferred to digital, 95 min, 1984

Leslie Thornton, X-TRACTS, still, 16 mm film on video, black and white, sound, 8 min 30 sec, 1975

Leslie Thornton, X-TRACTS, still, 16 mm film on video, black and white, sound, 8 min 30 sec, 1975