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Renée Green, Space Poem #7, 2020

Renée Green (b. 1959 in Cleveland, OH, lives in Somerville, MA, and New York, NY) is an artist, writer, and filmmaker known for her highly layered and formally complex multimedia installations in which ideas, perception, and experience are examined from myriad perspectives. Via films, essays and writings, installations, digital media, architecture, sound-related works, film series and events her work engages with investigations into circuits of relation and exchange over time, the gaps and shifts in what survives in public and private memories as well as what has been imagined and invented.

Green’s exhibitions, videos and films have been seen throughout the world in museums and art institutions. In the last decade, her work has been featured in solo or group exhibitions at moCa Cleveland; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; KW Institute for Contemporary Art and daadgalerie, Berlin; Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; MAK Center for Art + Architecture at the Schindler House, West Hollywood; the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum, all in New York.

Exhibitions

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Inevitable Distances

Inevitable Distances

24 Sep 2022 – 8 Jan 2023

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Contact

Contact

16 Jul – 31 Dec 2022

MoCa Cleveland

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Color As Program

Color As Program

8 Apr – 7 Jul 2022

Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet As It's Kept

Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet As It's Kept

6 Apr – 5 Sep 2022

Whitney Museum of American Art

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Renée Green

Renée Green

4 Nov 2021 – 27 Feb 2022

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Inevitable Distances

Inevitable Distances

23 Oct 2021 – 9 Jan 2022

Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Excerpts A.1

Excerpts A.1

18 Jun – 30 Jul 2021

The Upstairs at 39 Walker

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: TITAN

TITAN

12 Oct 2020 – 3 Jan 2021

Kurimanzutto presents TITAN, an outdoor exhibition in a series of phone booths located in New York City

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Excerpts

Excerpts

12 Sep – 31 Oct 2020

39 Walker

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: It's Urgent - Part II

It's Urgent - Part II

31 Jul – 10 Nov 2019

Luma Foundation

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery And American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004)

The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery And American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004)

23 Jun – 4 Dec 2018

Hessel Museum of Art, CSS Bard

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Pacing: Within Living Memory

Pacing: Within Living Memory

1 Feb – 15 Apr 2018

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Arte y cultura en torno a 1992

Arte y cultura en torno a 1992

14 Mar – 24 Aug 2017

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Pacing: Code Survey

Pacing: Code Survey

23 Feb – 24 Sep 2017

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Pacing: FAM Case (1994-2016)

Pacing: FAM Case (1994-2016)

26 Jan – 16 Apr 2017

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Facing

Facing

25 Jan – 16 Jan 2017

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Anti:Modern. Salzburg in the Heart of Europe between Tradition and Renewal

Anti:Modern. Salzburg in the Heart of Europe between Tradition and Renewal

23 Jul – 6 Nov 2016

Museum der Moderner

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Tracing

Tracing

15 Jul – 10 Sep 2016

Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Ex Chiesa San Francesco

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Less Than One

Less Than One

7 Apr – 31 Dec 2016

Walker Art Center

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Spacing

Spacing

30 Jan – 20 Mar 2016

Lumiar Cité - Maumaus

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: To expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer: Artistic Practices around 1990

To expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer: Artistic Practices around 1990

10 Oct 2015 – 14 Feb 2016

Mumok

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Begin Again, Begin Again

Begin Again, Begin Again

21 Jan – 29 Mar 2015

MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Media Bichos & Space Poem #3 (Media Bichos)

Media Bichos & Space Poem #3 (Media Bichos)

29 Feb 2012 – 8 Jun 2013

MoMA Media Lounge

Press

Alex Greenberger 13 Standouts at Cleveland’s Front Triennial, From a Healing Fountain to a Functional Barricade Made of Artworks Artnews Jul 2022 While Individual Artworks Sing, the Whitney Biennial Falls Quiet Cultured Magazine Apr 2022Benjamin Sutton The 2022 Whitney Biennial in five key themes The Art Newspaper Apr 2022Genevieve Lipinski de Orlov REVIEWS: Here and Now: Genevieve Lipinski de Orlov on Renée Green at daadgalerie and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin Texte Zur Kunst Mar 2022Siddhartha Mitter Whitney Biennial Picks 63 Artists to Take Stock of Now The New York Times Jan 2022Isabel Parkes RENÉE GREEN Renée Green on making space for unknowability Artforum Dec 2021Chloe Stead The Top 10 Shows in the EU of 2021 Frieze Dec 2021Pablo Larios Renée Green Drills into the Calculus of Culture Frieze Dec 2021Gloria Sutton Renée Green BOMB, Issue 88 Dec 2021 Renée Green and Kandis Williams Share an Artistic Frequency Cultured Magazine Oct 2021Paul Stephens Renée Green’s Colourful Semiotics Frieze Oct 2020Jacobs Urist Despite New Normal, Downtown New York Galleries Open Fall Programming Cultured Magazine Sept 2020Nicole Schweizer Renée Green: ED/HF (2017) – Extraterritorial Durations/Harun Farocki Crosscuts Jan 2019Iman Issa Iman Issa on the Violence of Renée Green’s Upholstery Fabrics Frieze Sept 2018Cate McQuaid Renée Green makes past present at Harvard’s Carpenter Center The Boston Globe Mar 2018Kareem Estenfan Inhabiting Modernism: Renée Green at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Art in America Mar 2018Martine Syms Artists’ Artist: Martine Syms Frieze Oct 2017Ana Balona de Oliveira Begin Again… Closer… in NYL: Planes and Paradoxes of Here and There and Other Writing, Walking and Water Spacings by Renée Green Third Text (London), vol. 30, no. 1-2 Dec 2016André Rottmann The Collected Writings of Renée Green Artforum Feb 2015Dan Adler On Site: Renée Green Artforum May 2010Colline Milliard Renée Green: Endless Dreams and Water Between Art Monthly (London), no. 325 Apr 2009Jennifer Allen Renée Green, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin Artforum May 2007C. Carr Only Connect The Village Voice Jan 2001Roberta Smith ART IN REVIEW; Renée Green The New York Times Mar 2000Andreas Spiegl Reviews / Renée Green Frieze Jun 1999Brian Wallis Excavating the 1970s Art in America (New York), vol. 85, no. Sept 1997Pia Viewing Renée Green, Rikrit Tiravanija Blocnotes (Paris), no. 8 Dec 1995Jan Avgikos Renée Green, Pat Hearn Gallery Artforum Jun 1992G. Roger Denson A Genealogy of Desire FlashArt Oct 1991Michael Brenson Show at Studio Museum Of Its Artists in Residence The New York Times Dec 1989

Writings

  1. Seekers Swimming Worlds
    OEI, no. 84–85 (2019): 418-25. Special issue: våtmarker & experiment, ed. Jonas (J) Magnusson and Cecilia Grönberg
    2019
  2. Looking Back on a Contemporary in the Global Mix: Okwui Enwezor
    Texte zur Kunst (Berlin)
    1 Jul 2019
  3. Certain Obliquenesses
    Essays on the Essay Film. Ed. by Nora M. Alter and Timothy Corrigan. New York: Columbia University Press
    2017
  4. Experience Process: Space Poems.
    Experience: Culture, Cognition and the Common Sense. Ed. by Caroline Jones, David Mather, and Rebecca Uchill. Cambridge, MA: Center for Art, Science & Technology
    2016
  5. Howie Chen, “Renée Green.” In: Empire State: New York Art Now! Milan: Skira, 2013: 96-101. [Exhibition catalogue]Howie Chen, “Renée Green.” In: Empire State: New York Art Now! Milan: Skira, 2013: 96-101. [Exhibition catalogue]

    2013
  6. Paradoxes Experienced by Artist-Thinkers
    Intellectual Birdhouse: Artistic Practice as Research
    2012
  7. Dreaming of Islands
    Renée Green: Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams
    1 Jan 2010
  8. Endless Dreams and Water Between
    Collapse
    2010
  9. From One Island to Another: Conversation between Julianne Rebentisch and Renée Green
    Renée Green: Ongoing Becomings. Retrospective
    1989-2009
  10. Reflections: Seven Years Plus
    e-flux journal
    January-February 2011
  11. Place
    Sarai Reader 06. Turbulence
    2006
  12. Beyond
    Institutional Critique and After
    2006
  13. Partially Buried
    October
    1997
  14. Trading on the Margin
    Transition
    1991

Publications

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Contact

Contact

Cleveland, OH; FRONT International; moCa Cleveland; Free Agent Media
2022

Book cover on plain background with title of Inevitable Distances

Inevitable Distances

Berlin: Hatje Kantz; KW Institute for Contemporary Art; daadgalerie; Zurich: Migros Museum für Gegentwarstskunst; Somerville, MA: Free Agent Media
2021

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Pacing

Pacing

Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2021

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Hubert Fichte, Tour-isms, Negotiating in Contact Zones, and Contact

Hubert Fichte, Tour-isms, Negotiating in Contact Zones, and Contact

Free Agents Media, Somerville, Massachusetts; Berlin, Germany
2019

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Pacing: Within Living Memory

Pacing: Within Living Memory

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2018

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Pacing: Code: Survey

Pacing: Code: Survey

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2017

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Pacing

Pacing

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2016

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Other Planes of There: Selected Writings

Other Planes of There: Selected Writings

Duke University Press, Durham, NC
2014

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams

Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Ongoing Becomings: Retrospective 1989-2009

Ongoing Becomings: Retrospective 1989-2009

JRP|Ringier
2009

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Negotiations in the Contact Zone

Negotiations in the Contact Zone

Assírio & Alvim, Lisbon, Portugal
2003

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Between and Including

Between and Including

Secession, Vienna, Austria
2001

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Shadows and Signals

Shadows and Signals

Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
2000

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists’ Books

Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists’ Books

American Federation for the Arts, New York, NY
1998

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Certain Miscellanies: Some Documents

Certain Miscellanies: Some Documents

De Appel Foundation; DAAD, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Berlin, Germany
1996

Book cover on plain gray background with title of After the Ten Thousand Things

After the Ten Thousand Things

Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands
1994

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Camino Road

Camino Road

MNCARS; Free Agents Media, Madrid, Spain; New York, NY
1994

Book cover on plain gray background with title of World Tour

World Tour

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MoCA)
1993

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Renée Green: Bequest

Renée Green: Bequest

Worcester Art Museum, blished by Worcester Art Museum, 1991 Worcester, Massachussets
1991