Dan Graham

Field of Practice:

Visual Arts

City, Country:

New York, United States


2009, 2010, 2011

Born 1942 in Urbana/USA

Dan Graham is a conceptual artist now working out of New York City. He is an influential figure in the field of contemporary art, both a practitioner of conceptual art and an art critic and theorist. His art career began in 1964 when he moved to New York and opened the John Daniels Gallery. Graham’s artistic works include disciplines such as film, video, performance, photography, architectural models, and glass and mirror structure. Graham especially focuses on the relationship between his artwork and the viewer in his pieces. Graham made a name for himself in the 1980s as an architect of conceptual glass and mirrored pavilions. His early works consisted of photographs and prints of numerological sequences. His photographs question the relationship between private and public architecture.

Solo exhibitions (selection): »Dan Graham Œuvres, 1965-2000«, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2001); »Children’s Day Care Center«, CD-Rom, Cartoon, and Computer Screen Library Project, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA (2000); »Architekturmodell«, Kunst-Werke Berlin (1999); »The Suburban City«, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria (1997); »Video/Architecture/Performance«, EA-Generali-Foundation, Vienna, Austria (1995); »Pavilion Sculptures & Photographs«, Lisson Gallery, London (1991).

Group exhibitions (selection): »Bisected Triangle, Interior Curve«, Madison Square Park, New York, USA (2002); »Greek Meander Pavilion«, Lisson Gallery, London (2001); »Girls Make-Up Room«, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, London (1998-2000); »Two Way Mirror with Hedge Labyrinth«, Lisson Gallery, London (1989); »Homes for America«, John Gibson Gallery, New York (1967).