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Lindsay Lawson

While working with a wide range of sculptural media including ceramics, fountains, lamps, and 3D printing, Lawson’s practice also encompasses film, video, installation, photography, performance, and text. Her practice often deals with the presence and agency of objecthood in virtual and physical spaces. Numerous bodies of work investigate states of infatuation with virtual personas and both virtual and physical objects.

Recent exhibitions include “Non-Target Unknown” a two-person exhibition at Stockholm Platform curated by Martha Kirszenbaum as well as solo exhibitions “Wokeness” at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer in Vienna and “NOPE” at Gillmeier Rech in Berlin. In 2016, she presented a large-scale performance at the site of the reconstruction of the historic Berliner Schloss in addition to a symposium about objectum sexuality as part of the 9th Berlin Biennale.

Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Herald St., London; LAXART, Los Angeles; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Frutta Gallery, Rome; Kunstverein Leipzig; Piktogram, Warsaw; Trafo Contemporary Art Center, Budapest; and TEA Museum, Tenerife.

Der Denker
neon, plastilin, wood
2015

Half-Truths
3D printed vessels filled with water and objects
2017

Interior Sphinx
aluminum, plastic, rubber, pump, ceramic, water
2018

Cap
glazed ceramic, fire
2018

Nah
jeans, resin, ultrasonic humidifier
2017

Nope
glazed ceramic, water pump
2017

Wokeness
installation view
2018

Bust (Between Someone And Something)
Fiberglass, resin, acrylic paint
2008

NOPE
Installation view
2017

Born 1982 in Biloxi, US

Lives and works in Berlin, DE

 

Education

2010

  • Guest Student, Staedelschule in Judith Hopf classe Frankfurt am Main, DE

2007

  • MFA, UCLA New Genres Program, Los Angeles, US

2005

  • BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, US

 

 

Residencies
2017

  • Thun Ceramic Residency, Bolzano, IT
  • Trinity Square Video, Toronto, CA

2016

  • 1646, The Hague, NL

2015

  • Trinity Square Video, Toronto, CA

2013

  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, US

 

Solo an Duo Exhibitions (Selected)
2018

  • Non-Target Unknown (with Pierre Clement), Platform Stockholm, SE
  • Wokeness, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT

 

2017

  • NOPE, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, DE
  • Agency, 8-11, Toronto, CA
  • Dear Stanger (with Jenine Marsh), Entrée, Bergen, NO

2016

  • Arrangements, 1646, The Hague NL
  • Lampshading, Canapé Canopy, Auckland, NZ

2015

  • The Inner Lives of Objects, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, DE

2013

  • Sad Hetero World, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, DE

2012

  • Chiaroscuro Plaything, Kinderhook and Caracas Gallery, Berlin, DE

2011

  • Don Quijote también esculpió el aire | Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, ES
  • Bodies, Project Room | Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlín, DE

2011

  • American Smooth, Adds Donna Gallery, Chicago, US

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)
2019

  • L’artista Paninaro, Pina, Vienna, AT

2018

  • The Garden, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT
  • Garlands of Repose, MAUVE, Vienna Tangerine Dreams, Funkhaus, Berlin, DE
  • Pointland, Galerie Conradi, Hamburg, DE
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, Piktogram, Warsaw, PL
  • My Body Doesn’t Like Summer, Haverkampf Galerie, Berlin, DE
  • Another Visit to the Sculpture, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, MX
  • Every Other Thing, Galéria Krokus, Bratislava, PL
  • Vessel in Motion, Kunstverein Leipzig, DE
  • The Intention of Things, Trafó Contemporary Art Center, Budapest, HU

 

2017

  • Skip Tracer, M. LeBlanc, Chicago, US
  • Seeing a stone seat by the kerb I sat down and crossed my legs, like Walther, Thun Ceramic Residency, Bolzano, IT
  • Monkey Riding Alligator, Hometown, New York, US
  • Dialogues: USA – Berlin, Berlin – USA, VDA, Berlin, DE
  • Stonewashed Vol.1, Amerlingstrasse 3, Vienna, AT
  • Stranger Days, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT
  • EMBED_IMG, Tenerife Museum of Art, Tenerife, ES
  • SMALL: An Exploration of Miniature, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin, DE

2016

  • Never Leave Me: Photographic Images in Germany Today, On Stellar Rays, New York, US
  • An Open Relationship With Your Image, Urlaub Projects, Berlin, DE
  • If Walls Are Trembling, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT
  • Printage, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, DE
  • Melike Kara, Talisa Lallai, Lindsay Lawson, Studiolo, Milan Things Trouvé, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
  • Double Acts, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, UK
  • No Empty Vessels, Gildar Gallery, Denver, US
  • Bloody Life, Herald St, London, UK
  • ob-iectum sub-iectum, Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig, DE
  • Home Work, Open Forum, Berlin, DE
  • January Blues, Frutta Gallery, Rome, IT

2015

  • Find Your Beach, Kurator at Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil, CH
  •  A Perfect Lie, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Brüssel, BE
  • Rocks, Stones, and Dust, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, CA
  • Regular Expressions, 221A, Vancouver, CA
  • Soggy Bodied, Sunday, Los Angeles, US
  • We agreed the paler tones would make a more subtle statement, Ida Schmid, New York, US
  •  P2P, DAM Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Annual Report: Lovelace, Import Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Meisterschule, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, DE
  • Might Now, Reed College, Portland, US

2014

  • GRIDS, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, DE
  • Come, All Ye Faithful, Florian Christopher, Zürich, CH
  • Online / Offline Encoding Everyday Life, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, DE

2013

  • Press Days, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, DE
  • Notes on Form, 032c Workshop, Berlin, DE
  • Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Carroll/Fletcher, London, UK
  • PARAPHERNALIA, Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien, SE
  • Gordian Convivialty, Import Projects, Berlin, DE
  • CKTV, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, US
  • Involucion, Otras Otras, Tijuana, MX

2012

  • The Skin We’re In, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, US
  • AME/ALE/PLE/PME, Satellite Space, Santa Monica, US
  • Screenshot, Forum Box, Helsinki, FI
  • Pacific Standard Time, LAXART, Los Angles US Monochrom, Skolská28, Prague, CZ
  • Death and Taxes, Tidens Krav, Oslo, SE

2011

  • Conditions, CCA300 Gallery, New York, US
  • Blitz, La Noire Galerie, Paris, FR
  • Mobile Device, Bodega, Philadelphia, US
  • Non-Stop Infinity, The Future Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Non-Stop Infinity, Peer To Space, Munich, DE
  • Adult Contemporary: Family Romance, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Between Document and Fiction, Passos Manuel and Maus Hábitos, Porto, PT
  • Failure, ACT Cube at Maryland Institute of Technology, Cambridge, UK
  • Metrospective 1.0, Program Gallery, Berlin, DE

2010

  • Roadside Picnic, PM Galerie, Berlin, DE
  • Correspondences, Yaffo 23, Jerusalem, IL
  • The Chrystal Gallery, Gentili Apri Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Please Remember Everything, Actual Size Gallery, Los Angeles, US
  • Little Tremors, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
  • Translation As A Structuring Principle: If A Then B, Gentili Apri Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Videoholica International Video Art Festival, Varna, BG
  • Rapidshare, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
  • B.Y.O.B., Bureau Friederichs Project Space, Berlin, DE
  • Adult Contemporary: Dirty Black Summer, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Avatar 4D, NOMA Gallery, San Francisco, US
  • 6×6 Mystery, Ciné Lab, Athena, GR
  • Renaud Perriches & Lindsay Lawson, CANAL, Los Angeles, US
  • Rundgang, Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2009

  • Sallys, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE

2008

  • White Elephant Complex, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, US
  • Fall Collection, Kreiling and Dodd, Los Angeles, US
  • Veil Piece, LAXART, Los Angeles, US

2007

  • HORROR SHOW, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, US
  • Compass 2007, UCR California Museum of Photography, Riverside MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2006

  • Greater Los Angeles MFA Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, US

2005

  • Catalyst 15, Plant Zero, Richmond, US
  • Making Noise, Flat International, Richmond, US

 

Performances
2017

  • The Real Smiling Rock, Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Castleton, UK
  • The Real Smiling Rock Last Updated 11-06-2015, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT

2016

  • Choreography For Crane, 9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, DE
  • Bouquet Complex: A Collective Screening, Kimberly Klark, New York, US

2015

  • The Dancers, The Goethe Institut, Toronto, CA
  • The Real Smiling Rock, 1646, The Hague, NL

2014

  • Other Odyssey, New Orleans Film Society, New Orleans, US

2012

  • Adult Contemporary: Family Romance, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, DE

2010

  • Sister Sister City, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, US
  • Enter Ghost, Mark and Kyoko, Berlin, DE

 

Awards and Grants
2016

  • Berlin Art Prize Nominee, Berlin, DE
  • Project Grant, Office of Contemporary Art, Oslo, SE
  • Production Grant, 1646, The Hague, NL

2015

  • Goethe Institut Travel Grant, Toronto, CA

2011

  • Workshop Grant, Townhouse Gallery und die Goethe Institute, Kairo, EG

2016–2007

  • Teaching Assistant Grant, UCLA Dept. of Art, Los Angeles, US

2006

  • Arts Council Award, UCLA Dept. of Art, Los Angeles, US

2005

  • Jose Puig Award, VCU Dept. of Sculpture, Richmond, US

2004

  • Covington International Travel Grant, VCU School of the Arts, Richmond, US
  • Peachtree Award, VCU Dept. of Sculpture, Richmond, US

2001

  • Merit Scholarship, VCU Dept. of Dance and Choreography, Richmond, US

Publications
2018

  • Highlights from Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2018
  • Independent Space Index
  • Vienna Views
  • Die Hauptschlagader
  • Ich sitz, also bin ich, (March)
  • Lindsay Lawson in der Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer

2017

  • Nedo schaut sich in Berlins Gallerien um (November)
  • Spot Light Berlin
  • Lindsay Lawson
  • Stripped of context and function: new arrangements
  • The Smiling Rock
  • Frankensteins smarte Nachkommen
  • Utstillingen

2016

  • Performance // Choreography for Crane
  • An Objectum Sexual Night to Remember,
  • Dieses irre hohe Objekt der Begierde
  • ‘Bloody Life’ at Herald St.
  • Everything Else: Lindsay Lawson at 1646
  • Archäologin im Untergrund
  • Studio Visit with Lindsay Lawson

2015

  • 16 Emerging Artists To Watch in 2016
  • Lindsay Lawson: The Inner Lives of Objects
  • Social Life (June)
  • Top 10 Exhibitions by Women Artists During Gallery Weekend Berlin
  • Gallery Weekend Top 10 Must-See Recommendations
  • The Live of Things: Lindsay Lawson at Gillmeier Rech
  • X is Y (May)
  • 5 Berlin Artists Who Happen To Be Women

2014

  • This Is Not An Orange (März)
  • You are Like A Sexy Sphinx: Lindsay Lawson on loving spam

2013

  • Gordian Conviviality (August)
  • Gute Zeiten schlechte Zeiten

2012

  • Heads Up
  • Happy Hours
  • On The Rocks

2011

  • Einblick

2010

  • Correspondences
  • In der Konzeptschleuse
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