Darren Bader

1978 Bridgeport, CT
Film/TV + Art History BFA 2000 NYU
Lives/works in New York City

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  1. The Power Station, Dallas, TX
  2. Madre, Naples, Italy


2016

  1. such are promises, Sadie Coles HQ, London

2015

  1. The World as Will and Representation, Kölsnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
  2. Reading Writing Arithmetic, Radio Athènes, Athens
  3. rocks and mirrors, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy

2014

  1. Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
  2. Atelier Calder, Paris


2013

  1. Heaven and Earth, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
  2. #I am just living to be dying by your side, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
  3. Roads, Space, London

2012

  1. New Buildings about Songs and Food, Sadie Coles HQ, London
  2. Where is a Bicycle’s Vagina (and other enquiries) or Around the Samovar, 1857, Oslo Norway
  3. Images, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

2011

  1. Chad Ochocinco, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2010

  1. Alex Zachary, New York
  2. Number[s], Eighth Veil, Los Angeles

2009

  1. New Work, 303 Gallery, New York
  2. T&Sn’Kreps, New York

2008

  1. gallery.sora, Tokyo
  2. Nic Cage: A Bridal Tour of Southern California Foundries, 2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles; Pauline Gallery, Los Angeles

2007

  1. as = poaching the poachers, Rivington Arms, New York

2004

  1. Cat, Rivington Arms, New York

Books

2015

  1. 77 and/or 58 and/with 19, published by Primary Information, Brooklyn, NY
  2. Photographs I Like To Have and To Hold [A Show On a Piece of Paper at the Front Desk], published by Karma, New York

2010

  1. oaint, published by Alex Zachary

2008

  1. pulturebook (B&W version), published by 2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles

2004

  1. coai(t)ag:(hd-di(0058)):gtcte,"bis,"acil,cp AKA James Earl Scones, published by Rivington Arms, New York & David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

2017

  1. Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon
  2. Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zürich

2016

  1. Organized with Hester & ANDNOW, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  2. Can I step on it? Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy 
  3. Fluidity, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  4. One, No One and One Hundred Thousand, Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Wien, Austria
  5. The Calder Prize 2005-2015, Pace London, London
  6. In the Making, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York
  7. The Coverter, curated by Alex Glauber, Dickinson Gallery, New York
  8. Goulding the Lolly, curated by Brian Belott, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York
  9. An Idle Visitation (organized by AND HOW, Hester, and Tomorrow in Sante Fe, New Mexico)

2015

  1. Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria 
  2. 13th Biennale de Lyon, La vie moderne, curated by Ralph Rugoff, Lyon, France
  3. Visitors, Governors Island, curated by Tom Eccles and Ruba Katrib, New York
  4. Small Sculpture, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
  5. Love for Three Oranges, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  6. Under the Clouds: From Paranoia to the Digital Sublime, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Portugal
  7. The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, Lulu, Mexico City
  8. Objects, Food, Rooms (curated by Andria Hickey), Tanya Bonakdar, New York
  9. Fluidity, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

2014

  1. Nuit Américain, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
  2. In Real Life, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, Christine König Galleri, Vienna
  3. RRBGGGRWW (polysemes), Grand Century, New York, curated by Franklin Melendez
  4. Urs Fischer, Sadie Coles HQ, London, curated by Urs Fischer
  5. Parcours, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, curated by Florence Derieux
  6. Day-For-Night, Office baroque, Brussels, Belgium
  7. The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  8. Little Nassau, organized by Liam Neff, Brooklyn, NY
  9. Vegetal Passion, Royal Garden 5 [online exhibition]

2013

  1. ANAMERICANA, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, DEPART Foundation at the American Academy in Rome, 
  2. What we did the following year, curated by Christabel Stewart, Ritter/Zamet, London
  3. Mixed Media Message, curated by Neville Wakefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York
  4. Antigrazioso, curated by Luca lo Pinto, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  5. Jew York, Untitled, New York
  6. Pataphysics, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
  7. Pizza Time!, Marlborough Gallery, New York
  8. Empire State, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
  9. Something About a Tree, curated by Linda Yablonsky, FLAG Foundation, New York
  10. Air de Pied-à-terre, curated by Alan Reid, Lisa Cooley, New York
  11. They might well have been remnants of the boat, Calder Foundation, New York
  12. This is THIS, organized by Isaac Brest, Zach Feuer, New York

2012

  1. Funny, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobsen, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, New York
  2. Inside the Banana, Algus Greenspon, New York
  3. Home Again, Again, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  4. Creature From the Blue Lagoon, organized by Bob Nickas Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
  5. Oh, You Mean Cellophane and all that Crap, Calder Foundation, New York
  6. Kathryn Andrews, Darren Bader, and Karl Haendel, United Artists Ltd., Marfa, TX
  7. Blind Cut, curated by Jonah Freeman and Vera Neykov, Marlborough Gallery, New York

2011

  1. The Color of Company, Abrons Arts Center, New York
  2. Modify As Needed, MOCA Miami, Miami
  3. Touchy Feeley, Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles
  4. Darren Bader, Juliette Blightman, Matt Connors, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  5. Broken Umbrellas, Laurel Gitlen Gallery, New York
  6. Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials…, Johan König Gallery, Berlin

2010

  1. Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, curated by Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York
  2. Which Witch is Which and/or Summertime, curated by Ajay Kurian, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
  3. Salad Days, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  4. Greater New York, MoMA PS.1, New York
  5. Support Group, Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA, Under the auspices of Mateo Tannatt / Pauline Gallery
  6. Group Show: Katie Aliprando, Darren Bader, Matias Faldbakken, Mateo Tannatt, 2nd Cannons, Los Angeles
  7. The hoax is a hoax or may or may not be again, Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris
  8. The hoax is a hoax or may or may not be, Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris
  9. And So On…, And So On…, And So On…, curated by Matt Sheridan Smith, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York
  10. Group Show with Margaret Lee and Michele Abeles, White Columns, New York

2009

  1. Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Tate Modern, London
  2. Cave Gallery, curated by Michael E. Smith, Detroit, MI
  3. Don’t Perish, curated by Jesse Willenbring and Joe Montgomery, Leo Koenig Inc., Projeckte, New York
  4. To the Left of The Rising Sun, Small A Projects Upstate, Greenwich, NY
  5. Time–Life Part II (Odeon), Taxter & Spengemann, New York
  6. FAX, The Drawing Center, New York
  7. Odeon, Ritter/Zamet, London
  8. After Image, Peggy Tan & Antonio Serna’s Space
  9. Taki Ishii Gallery, Armory Show Booth, New York
  10. On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, New York
  11. Boofthle Booth - Booth : Deux Doox - Hollywood Biennial, Pauline Gallery, Los Angeles
  12. Unfiction, curated by Bill Conger, Illinois State University Galleries, IL

2008

  1. 8 ½ x 11 / A4, James Fuentes LLC, New York
  2. The World is All That is The Case, curated by Arthur Ou, Hudson Franklin, New York
  3. Singular Friends: heaving up on one another's shoulders, organized by Ajay Kurian Gresham’s Ghost, New York
  4. To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book, organized by Lynda Bunting and Lisa Mark, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  5. Object Salon, curated by Emily Speers Mears, et. al, White Space Gallery, London
  6. Iconic Boston BBQ, curated by Jesse Willenbring and Laurel Gitlin, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
  7. Fair Market, curated by Haley Mellin, Rental Gallery, New York
  8. Abandoned Plot, curated by Andy Meerow, Brooklyn, NY
  9. PRUESSPRESS @ Rental, Rental Gallery, New York
  10. Gaping Hole Found in Universe, Daniel Hug, Los Angeles
  11. Boofthle, Pauline Gallery, Los Angeles

2007

  1. Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Frieze Art Fair, London
  2. No Context, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
  3. Overbite/ Underbite, Ritter/Zamet, London

2006

  1. More Songs About Buildings and Food: A Recipe For Downtown, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Organized by Adam Kleinman
  2. GRUPE, curated by Bonito Bachs, GBE@Passerby, New York; Mandrake, Los Angeles
  3. Goodbye To All That, Rivington Arms, New York

2005

  1. The Pumpkin Show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
  2. Put It In Your Mouth / I'll see you on the dark side of the prune, Rivington Arms, New York

2004

  1. Word of Mouth, Dinter Fine Art, New York
  2. Do Something, Floating IP, Manchester, UK

2003

  1. Study, curated by Ian Rosen, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
  2. Mad Little, curated by David Greenberg, Mad Little Gallery, New York
  3. Emergence, curated by Cara Baldwin, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles

2000

  1. Amok Festival of Experimental Film and Video, Brooklyn, NY

Curated Shows

2010

  1. G_M_O__[sho], Nero Magazine online: http://www.neromagazine.it/gmo.html

2009

  1. The living and the dead (with Gavin Brown), Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2008

  1. Sunshine (with Ritter/Zamet), Rental Gallery, New York

2007

  1. MoMA@Passerby: Dutch Elm Disease, GBE@Passerby, New York
  2. Wu-Tang/googolplex Show (Congress), GBE@Passerby, New York
  3. Overbite/ Underbite (with Mirabelle Marden), Ritter/Zamet, London

2006

  1. GRUPE (with Jesse Willenbring), GBE@Passerby, New York; Mandrake, Los Angeles

2005

  1. Put It In Your Mouth / I'll see you on the dark side of the prune, Rivington Arms, New York

Other Projects

2015

  1. 39/50, fig-2 at ICA Studio, London
  2. The Daily Show, one-day video program, Bureau, New York

2014

  1. Come Away with Me, Frieze Projects, New York

2013

  1. Liberi Tutti, Fondazione Trussardi, Arsenale, Milan
  2. THENnow, booth with Haim Steinbach, miArt, Milan

2012

  1. Life As a Readymade, published by Kiito-San, Brooklyn, NY

2011

  1. The Bearded Island, with Urs Fischer, published by Kiito-San, Brooklyn, NY

2009

  1. Do you have a name for this?, website project for Audio Visual Arts (AVA), New York
  2. LHOOQ, a book with Brian Kennon and Chris Lipomi

2008

  1. artreview.com Project Space, Feb. 4 – Feb. 11

2007

  1. Art Basel Miami Beach catalogs, Rivington Arms and Ritter/Zamet booths, NADA Fair, Miami

2006

  1. “Glennomnibus” in Textfield V

Selected Press

2016

  1. Witt, Andrew. "Darren Bader." Artforum, February 
  2. Bader, Darren. "Superimages" Kaleidoscope, Winter # 26
  3. Gassmann, Gay. "At One London Gallery, Chess Is Larger Than Life." The New York Times, February 9
  4. "'Darren Bader: such are promises' at Sadie Coles HQ." Artnews, February

2015

  1. Moody, Oliver. "Art collector pays £12,500 for work precisely £10,211." The Times, February
  2. Buffenstein, Alyssa. "Darren Bader is Calling All Candys, Lisas, Stephanies, and Carolines for His ICA Exhibition." Artnet News, September
  3. Trembley, Nicolas. "Le nouveau ready-made de Darren Bader" Numéro, March
  4. "The Vagrant" FlashArt, Issue 305, November/December
  5. Scott, Andrea K. "A Visit to 'Visitors' on Governor's Island." The New Yorker, September 
  6. Duray, Dan. "Darren Bader is Crowd-Funding a Lot at Christie's" Artnews, January 
  7. Pickford, James. "Christie's sells money in art stunt." The Financial Times, Febraury

2014

  1. Rimanelli, David. "Critic's Picks, Best of 2014." Artforum. December
  2. Smith, Roberta. "Roberta Smith's Top Art Shows of 2014: Gober, Koons and More." The New York Times. December 11
  3. Ammarati, Dominic. "What's Not to Like?" Frieze, Issue 166, October
  4. "500 Words: Darren Bader." ArtforumJune 2
  5. The New Yorker, June 23
  6. Bader, Darren. "and/with" System, Spring/Summer
  7. Smith, Roberta. “Darren Bader.” The New York Times, May 30, p. C23
  8. Artforum.com, 500 words, edited by Allese Thomson Baker
  9. Simonini, Ross, “Darren Bader,” Interview, March
  10. Comer, Stuart, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner. Whitney Biennial 2014. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art

2013

  1. Sharon Mizota. “Darren Bader at Blum & Poe.” The Los Angeles Times, August 8
  2. “Chicken, Canals: Darren Bader, Calder Prize winner, Stages Sculptures in Venice.” Gallerist.com, June 14
  3. Fischer, Urs. Artforum, “The Best Exhibitions of 2013,” December
  4. “Artist’s Favourites – Darren Bader.” Spike, No. 35
  5. Rizzoli, Skira. "Empire State: New York Art Now." New York.
  6. Obrist, Hans Ulrich. Do It: The Compendium. New York: Independent Curators International
  7. Gartenfield, Alex and Norman Rosenthal. Essay by Bruce Hainley.

2012

  1. Russeth, Andrew. “When Is a Cat Not a Cat? When It’s a Sculpture.” New York Observer, April 10
  2. The Journal, No. 32
  3. Eleey, Peter. “Do You Really Mean That?” Mousse, October/November
  4. Saltz, Jerry. “New York Magazine Critic’s Picks.” New York Magazine, March
  5. Wyma, Chloe. “25 Questions for Artist Darren Bader.” Artinfo.com, March 26

2011

  1. Kaleidoscope, Summer
  2. “Hold it Against Me.” interview with Bruce Hainley, Spike Art Quarterly, Summer
  3. Greenberg, David. “Darren Bader.” Art in America, March

2010

  1. Beasley, Mark. “Greater New York, PS1.” Frieze, October
  2. Kleinman, Adam. “Greater New York, PS1.” Artforum, September
  3. Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer. “Number[s].” artforum.com
  4. Nickas, Bob. “Emerging Artists.” Frieze, January

2009

  1. Coxhead, Gabriel. “Odeon.” Time Out London, May 20
  2. Holte, Michael Ned. “Boofthle Booth-Booth:Deux Doox-Hollywood Biennial.” Artforum, April

2008

  1. Grabner, Michelle. “Gaping Hole Found in Universe.” artforum.com, March
  2. artreview.com, Project Space: IM chat, February 4

2007

  1. Smith, Roberta. “as = poaching the poachers.” The New York Times, April 6
  2. Armetta, Amoreen. “as = poaching the poachers.” Time Out New York, March 29

2006

  1. Hainley, Bruce. “Artquake”, The New York Times Magazine, October 1

2005

  1. Cotter, Holland. “Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable.” The New York Times, July 8

2004

  1. La Rocco, Ben. The Brooklyn Rail, September

Books written by other people

2010

  1. Greater New York 2010, Klaus Biesenbach, Connie Butler, Neville Wakefield; text written by Christopher Lew

2009

  1. The Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory, Massimiliano Gioni, Laura Hoptman, Lauren Cornell; Phaidon: London

Awards

2013

  1. The Calder Prize

2012

  1. Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, biannual artist support program