Tom Burr

Works

180 x 180 x 25 cm. Bronze planks, steel base, hardware, tack, 1 stool
180 x 180 x 25 cm. Bronze planks, steel base, hardware, tack, 1 stool
245 x 245 x 245 cm. Bronze planks, steel base and structure, hardware, tack.
245 x 245 x 245 cm. Bronze planks, steel base and structure, hardware, tack.
508 x 220 x 114 cm. Steel structure, hardware, tack.
508 x 220 x 114 cm. Steel structure, hardware, tack.
249 x 154 x 60 cm. Steel structure, dibond, hardware, tack.
249 x 154 x 60 cm. Steel structure, dibond, hardware, tack.
318 x 245 x 240 cm. Steel structure, bronze planks, tack.
318 x 245 x 240 cm. Steel structure, bronze planks, tack.
500 x 600 x 45 cm. Steel structure, bronze beam, tack.
500 x 600 x 45 cm. Steel structure, bronze beam, tack.
2011. Aluminum, steel, glass and hardware 70.87 x 141.73 x 2.17 inches, 180 x 360 x 5.5 cm
Patinated bronze, electrical cord and light bulb; 184.25 x 152.76 x 98.43 inches 468 x 388 x 250 cm
Patinated bronze, electrical cord and light bulb; 184.25 x 152.76 x 98.43 inches 468 x 388 x 250 cm
Patinated bronze, electrical cord and light bulb; 184.25 x 152.76 x 98.43 inches 468 x 388 x 250 cm
Patinated bronze, electrical cord and light bulb; 184.25 x 152.76 x 98.43 inches 468 x 388 x 250 cm
Wood and paper framed in Plexiglas 18.9 x 18.9 inches 48 x 48 cm
natural wood, hinges, postcard, soil 18 x 136 inches (when flat) 45.7 x 345.4 cm (when flat) 80 x 45.7 x 245 cm 31.5 x 17.99 x 96.46 inches
cast iron, radiator painted, plywood base, nylon stockings 48 x 36 x 36 inches 121.9 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm
Installation shot
Installation shot
Antique door, black paint, men's overcoat 80 1/2 x 32 x 5 inches 204.5 x 81.3 x 12.7 cm
Wood, steel hinges, mirrored Plexiglas, five copies of "Doctor Make Me Beautiful" 47 3/4 x 62 x 22 inches 121.3 x 157.5 x 55.9 cm
Plywood, black paint, steel poles, assorted hangers, men's overcoat 72 1/5 x 155 1/2 x 36 inches 191.8 x 393.7 x 91.4 cm
Wood, yellow Plexiglas, men's sneakers 48 1/2 x 12 x 12 inches 123.2 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm 38 x 12 x 12 inches 96.5 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Wood, white paint, men's pajamas, antique mirror, push pins 39 x 24 x 138 inches 99.1 x 61 x 350.5 cm
Newspaper clippings, magazine pages, album sleeves, plastic record protectors, stockings, push pins, on dyed board each: 24 x 48 inches 61 x 121.9 cm
Tom Burr 12 Steps to Hell, 2009 Metal ladder and white parachute
wood, white paint, steel poles, vintage headphones, Plexiglas, newspaper, magazines, assorted printed matter 72 1/2 x 48 x 36 inches 184.2 x 121.9 x 91.4 cm
wood, steel poles, black paint, vintage stools, vintage black headphones, wine glasses 72 1/2 x 48 x 36 inches 184.2 x 121.9 x 91.4 cm
Wood, metal brackets and bolts, carpeting, mirrored tile 66 1/2 x 96 x 96 inches 168.9 x 243.8 x 243.8 cm

Biography

Born in New Haven 1963

Lives and works in Norfolk, CT and New York, NY

 

Education

1987-8 Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY

1986     School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

Residencies/Teaching

2009-10

Critic in Sculpture, YaleUniversity, New Haven, CT

2010    

Artist in Residence, Randolph Cliff, EdinburghCollege of Art, Scotland

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

Drunk Emily, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy

2013

Dressage, Parcours, Art Basel

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
2012   

Cloud in Trousers, Citta della Pieve, Umbria, Italy

deep wood drive, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Promiscuous Pleats, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy

2011

Head Ache, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK

New York, Sommer Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Felt Under Fingers, Almine Rech Galerie, Brussels, Belgium

Gravity Moves Me, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

2010    

Murmur, MD72, Berlin, Germany

Four Sides to Myself, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

2009    

Sentence, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Bonvicini/Burr, with Monica Bonvicini, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und

Kunstbau, Munich, travelling to Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK

2008

Descending, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

Addict – Love, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

Black and Blue, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

2007

Anxiety – A Showcase, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

Swiss Institute, New York, NY (with Walter Pfeiffer)

Moods, Secession, Vienna, Austria

2006

Extrospective, Museé Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

Relapse, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK

2005

Complete Breakdown, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

Privy, Please, The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote, romaromaroma, Rome, Italy

2004

Our Lady of the Flowers, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

2003

Gone, Gone, American Fine Arts, New York, NY

Die Stalle/The Stalls, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany

The Screens, Institute for Visual Culture, Cambridge, UK

2002

Piscine, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

Deep Purple, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Dog Days, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Brutalism, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

2000

Low Slung, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

1999

Black Box, Artforum Berlin, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

Private Property: Anti-Public Sculpture, Galerie Almine Reich, Paris, France

1998

Surface, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

The Medical Show, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

1997

Stainless, American Fine Arts, New York, NY

1995

42nd Street Structures, American Fine Arts, New York, NY

1994

American Fine Arts, New York, NY

1992

White Columns, New York, NY

 

Group exhibitions

2014

Collection and Contact, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Space & Reality: New Acquisitions & Gifts, mumok, Vienna, Austria

30/60 Works from the Collection of the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Marino Marini Museum, Florence, Italy

Klotz am Bein – Sculptures from the Grässlin Collection, Raume für Kunst (Spaces for Art), St. Georgen, Germany

Displayed, Anton Kern, New York

Galerie Neu at Gladstone, Gladstone Gallery, New York

Soft Matter, WALLSPACE, New York

Deviance Credits, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

A Chromatic Loss, Curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Bortolami Gallery, New York

Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany

2013

Pommery Experience # 11: “An odyssey: 30 Years of frac Champagne-Ardenne” Curated by Florence Derieux,

Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

Relocation, Reallocation, Stockholm, Curated by Stefania Bortolami, McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm

Outside the Lines, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

My Crippled Friend, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio

Migros Meets Museion, Museion, Bolzano, Italy

Anamericana, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, co-organized by the Depart Foundation Collection, American Academy, Rome, Italy

Notes on Neo-Camp, Curated by Chris Sharp, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Notes on Neo-Camp, Curated by Chris Sharp, Studio Voltaire, London

Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

open spaces | secret places. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, MdM MÖNCHSBERG, Salzburg, Austria

Catch as Catch Can: Curated by Fionn Meade, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Black Mirror: Curated by James Welling and Diane Rosenstein, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Vertical Club, Curated by Will Benedict, Bortolami, New York

2012

No Desaster, Haukbrok Collection at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Stretching the Limits: Fibers in Contemporary Painting¸ SCAD Museum of Art

MOCA’s 15th Anniversary Collection,Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

“More Light”,Curated by Alexander Schröder & Thilo Wermke, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cellblock II, An Essay in Exhibition Form, Curated by Robert Hobbs, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others, curated by Timothée Chaillou, Gallery Thaddeus Ropac, Paris

now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern, curated by Tom Burr, Bortolami Gallery, NY

Drawing a Blank(On Forgetting, Refusal, Censorship and Impotence), curated by Matthew Brannon and Jan Tumlir, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Everyday Abstract – Abstract Everyday, curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

Migros Meets Museion, Curated by Letizia Ragaglia in collaboration with Heike Munder and Judith Welter, Museion, Bolzano, Italy

The Quality of Presence, curated by Dmitry Komis, The Chelsea Hotel, New York, NY,

relocated, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

Utopia Gesamtkunstwerk, 21er Haus, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria

2011

Verschiebungsersatz, curated by David Rimanelli, Kimmerich, New York, NY

December: Organized by Howie Chen, Mitchell-Innes&Nash, New York, NY

VERSCHIEBUNGSERSATZ, curated by David Rimanelli, Kimmerich, New York, NY

After images, curated by Fionn Meade, Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Five Easy Pieces, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy

12thIstanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Schnitte im Raum, Sculptural Collagen, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

SHAPES, Sammlung-Haubrok, Berlin, Germany

2010    

Missing Beat, Sommer Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Isreal

“…”, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

ABOUT US, Johann König, Berlin, Germany

Cumulus, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Forced Exposure, Team Gallery, New York, NY

The New Décor, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present, Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain       

The Page, Kimmerich Gallery, New York, NY

Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines, Bortolami Gallery at The Webster, Miami Beach

Wall & Floor, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

The World is Yours, Louisiana Museum, Denmark, (September – January)

2009

Moby Dick, Curated by Jens Hoffman, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

Rachel Harrison: Consider the Lobster and other Essays, Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College (CCS Bard), Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Saints and Sinners, curated by Laura Hoptman, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Boston, MA

The Station, curated by Shamim Momin & Nate Lowman Miami, FL

Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Political/Minimal, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V. – KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Recollection curated by Gianni JetzerBarriera, Turin, Italy(November – January)

La Fête Est Permanente / The Eternal Network, FRAC – Champagne-Ardenne,Reims, France

2008    

The Eternal Flame. On the Promise of Eternity, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland

Not So Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY

Marc Camille Chaimowitz, …In The Cherished Company of Others…, De Appel,  Amsterdam/PMMK, Oostende, Belgium 

Sammlung/Collection 1978–2008, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Fais en sorte que je puisse te parler/Mache, dass ich zu dir sprechen kann/Act so that I can speak to you, Kamm, Berlin, Germany

A New High in Getting Low (NYC), John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

Photos and Phantasy: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

Une Saison à Bruxelles, Dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

2007

Walk!, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Oh Girl, It’s a Boy!, Munich Kunstverein, Munich, Germany

Body Politicx, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

At Home, Curated by Mario Testino, Yvon Lambert project space, New York, NY

The Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Centre, Long Island, New York, NY

Unmonumental: Falling to Pieces in the 21st Century, Curated by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman and Massimiliano Gioni, The New Museum, New York, NY

OMNIA VANITAS: VANITY IS ALL, Gavlack Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol, travelling to; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

2006

Wieder und Wider, Performance, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

The Eighth Square, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

The Name of This Show Is Not GAY ART NOW, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Jack Pierson

Warum etwas zeigen, was man sehen kann, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

2005

HaubrokShows. B Sharp, Xantener Strasse 7, Berlin, Germany

Down the Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden After Modernism, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY

Nolens Volens, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

EXILE New York is a good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York, NY

Residence, MICA Foundation, New York, NY

2004

Trafic d’influence: Art & Design, Collection Frac Nord Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France

Election, American Fine Art, Colin de Land Fine Art, New York, NY

When the lights go out…, Cohan&Leslie, New York, NY

The Future Has a Silver Lining, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Braunschweig Parcours 2004, Braunschweig, Germany

Whitney Biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Strange Weather, Modern Art, London, UK

It’s all an Illusion, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh,PA

2003

Le Rayon Noir, Circuit-Assossiation d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne, France

New Space! Group Show!, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

2002

Grey Gardens, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

My Head Is On Fire But My Heart Is Full of Love, Charlottenborg Udstillings-bygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Xeros, Ecole du Magasin, Center National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

2001

Deliberate Living, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

Parttnerschaften – Unterbrochene Karrieren, Neue Gessellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

American Fine Arts, New York, NY

2000

Quiet Life, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, Germany, curated by Michael Neff

Sightings, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak

Space Open 2000, Space studios, London, UK

1998

Model, Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

I Hate Movies, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Tom Borgese

Parasite, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

1997

Sans Titre, Froment + Putman, Paris, France

1996

Disappeared, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago , IL

American Fine Arts, New York, NY

Ideal Standard Life, SpiralGarden, Tokyo, Japan

Gramercy International Art Fair, New York, NY

1995

Birgit Kung, Zurich, Switzerland

Architectures of Display with architect Toshiko Mori, organized by Minetta Brook, New York, NY

Platzwechsel (with Ursula Biemann, Mark Dion, Christian Philipp Muller), Kunsthalle Zurich und Schweizer National – museum, Zurich, Switzerland

Mapping: A Response to MOMA, American Fine Arts, New York, NY

1994

Architecture and Display, Architectural League of New York and Minetta Book, New York, NY (with Toshiko Mori)

Lace, Los Angeles, CA

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1993

Kontext Kunst, Kunstlerhaus Graz, Austria

What Happened to the Institutional Critique, curated by James Meyer, American Fine Arts, New York, NY

Social Subjects, YYZ, Toronto, Ontario

Sonsbeek 93, Arnheim, Holland

Projet Unité, Firminy, France

1992

White Columns, New York, NY (Catalogue)

American Fine Arts, New York, NY

1989

PaulaAllenGallery, New York, NY

American Fine Arts, New York, NY

1988

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, NY

Whitney Independent Study Program,Open Studios , New York, NY

 

Collections

AÏSHTI Foundation, Lebanon

BaltimoreMuseum, Baltimore

Berezdivin Collection, Espacio 1414

Collezione La Gaia, Italy
Depart Foundation, Italy

Enea Righi Collection, Museion Bolzano, Italy

FRAC, Champagne Ardenne, France

FRAC, Nord-Pas de Calais, France

Il Giardino dei Lauri, Italy

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich

Ludwig Museum, Koln

MART Museum, Italy

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne

Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida

Migros Museum, Zurich

MOCA, Los Angeles

MuMOK, Vienna

New York Public Library, New York

Sammlung Grassin, Germany

Sammlung Verbund, Vienna