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Lisa Oppenheim

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Lisa Oppenheim (1975, NY) lives and works in New York City. She received her Master of Fine Arts at the The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Bard College (New York) and did her undergraduate studies Brown University (Rhode Island). She also participated in the Whitney Museum 's Independent Study Program (New York) and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Upcoming solo exhibitions in 2014 include Grazer Kunstverein; Kunstverein Hamburg and FRAC Champagne- Ardenne. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Lisa Oppenheim; Everyone’s Camera’ Kunstverein Göttingen (2013); ‘ICP Triennial 2013’ InternationalCenter of Photography (New York,2013); ‘Intervention Agnieszka Polska and Lisa Oppenheim’ 21er Haus (Vienna, 2012); ‘No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar’ Blum and Poe (USA, 2012); ‘Found in Translation’ Deutsche GuggenheimMuseum (DE, 2012).


Born 1975, New York
Lives and works in New York


2003 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Studio Program
2001 MFA Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts
Bard College, Department of Film/Video.
1998 BA, cum laude, Brown University, Department of Modern
Culture and Media, Art and Semiotics concentration

Solo Exhibitions

Lisa Oppenheim, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
Lisa Oppenheim, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
Lisa Oppenheim, FRAC Champagne – Ardenne, Reims
Point de Gaze, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam
Heaven Blazing Into The Head, The Approach, London
Everyone’s Camera, Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany
Vapours And Veils, Klosterfelde, Berlin
Intervention: Lisa Oppenheim, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum, 21er Haus, Vienna
Equivalents, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York
Art Statements, Art Basel 42, Lisa Oppenheim with Galerie Juliette Jongma
Blood to Ghosts, Klosterfelde, Berlin
Blood to Ghosts, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam
Lisa Oppenheim: Open Source, University of California,
Riverside/California Museum of Photography
Invention without a Future, Harris Lieberman, New York
The Making of Americans, STORE, London
By Faith and Industry, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam
Lisa Oppenheim, Annex 14, Bern
Story, Study, Print, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Split Screen, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Parallax View, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam
Damaged, De Nederelandsche Bank Gallery, Amsterdam

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor, Mass Moca, North Adams, Massachusetts
New Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen
ICP Triennial 2013, International Center of Photography, New York
The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and
Experimentation, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie
Jew York, Zach Feuer and UNTITLED, New York
The Story Behind, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona
L’apparition des images, curated by Audrey Illouz, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris
Specific Collisions, curated by Melissa Gordon, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Gallery Artists Group Show, Harris Lieberman, New York
A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection
escapes him. Automatically, he slows down, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and Thom O’Nions, Cristina Guerra, Lisbon
No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles
Fact Mystic, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam
A revolução tem que ser feita pouco a pouco – Parte 2: As
duas metades, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Galerie Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo
Group Show, curated by Benjamin Godsill, Bishoff Weiss, London
Cantastoria, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City
Esta Puerta Pide Clavo, curated by Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent
Riot, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York
On Geometry and Speculation, Parallel Project of Marrakech Biennale, Ecole Superieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech, Marrakech
Behind The Light, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon
Artists’ Film Club: Lisa Oppenheim – Double, ICA, London
Recto/Verso, The Approach, London
Kadist: Pathways into a Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Found In Translation, Deutshce Guggenheim, Berlin
The Ginger Island Project, curated by Liutarus Psibiliskis for Performa 11, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York
Flags for Venice, curated by Gianni Jetzer and the Swiss Institute, Venice
Found In Translation, curated by Nat Trotman, Guggenheim Museum, New York
New Existentialisms, curated by Alexandra Blattler, Gebert Stiftung fur Kultur, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Specific Collisions, Cosar HMT, Dusseldorf
Wild Sky, curated by Michael Conner, Edith Russ House for Media Art, Oldenberg
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
On Gaps and Silent Documents, curated by Pieter-Paul
Mortier, Artefact Festival, STUK, Leuven
And So On, And So On, And So On, Harris Lieberman, New York
Image Transfer, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Time’s Arrow, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
Ever Prosperity, Bugada and Cargnel, Paris
Free, curated by Lauren Cornell, The New Museum, New York
Fabienne Leclerc/In Situ gallery, curated by Clément Dirie, Paris
Reduced Visibility, Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The columns held us up, collaboration with Platform Garanti Conetmporary Art Center, Istanbul, curated by Vasif Kortun and November Paynter, ARTISTS SPACE, New York
National Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm
PRUNE, guest-curated by Kathy Ryan, FOAM (Photo Museum Amsterdam)
Solaris, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Gió Marconi, Milan
Don’t Expect Anything, Francesca Minini, Milan
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York
The Third Place, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
Turning Points, Norwich Outpost, Norwich
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Cosmic Galerie, Paris
Shake It: An Instant History of the Polaroid, Pump House Gallery, London
The Museum of Modern Art of Rupublica Srpska, Banja Luka
Sudden White (after London), GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy of Arts, London
Popularie, Montreuil, France
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Galerie de Multiples, Paris
Quiet Politics, Zwirner & Wirth, New York
The Why of Life, Swiss Institute, New York
Neutre Intense, Centre d’Arte Mira Phalania, Maison Popularie, Montreuil
Other Certanties, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York
The Gut of the Quantifier, Lisa Cooley Fine Arts, New York
Present Futures, Artissima, Torino, with Harris Lieberman
Self-Storage, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Tell me everything you saw and what you think it means,
Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe
Sudden White, Royal Academy, London
Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach with Harris Lieberman
Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach with STORE
Presque Rien 1, Laure Genillard Gallery, London
Several Dozen Seconds of a Badly Developed Film, Raster Gallery, Warsaw
How Soon is Now?, Luis Seoane Foundation, Coruna
Extra-Room, Arti & Amiticae, Amsterdam
Illy Prize, Art Rotterdam
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
Trifecta, Bellwether Gallery, New York
For Hollis, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
and the Deutsches Film Museum, Frankfurt
Re:Visie, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Brave New World, Lizbeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles
The Golden Hour, Gigantic ArtSpace, New York
Dice Thrown (Will Never Annul Chance), Bellwether Gallery, New York
Story Study Print, salon organized by Lisa Cooley
The Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht
Lisa Oppenheim/Alexandra Leykauf, FOAM, Amsterdam
Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van bedeelnde kunsten, Amsterdam
Cinematexas, Austin
European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrueck
Botany, Sonoma County Museum of Art, Sonoma
Documentary Evidence, Galerie Chez Valentin
Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van bedeelnde kunsten, Amsterdam
Good Words and Credentials, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York
Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
Hard Times, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn
Open Studios, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York
Drive Into the Sunset, Western Front Society Gallery, Vancouver
Tonight, Schnittraum Gallery, Cologne
Art in General’s 4th Annual Video Marathon, Art in General, New York

Selected Screenings

Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen Germany.
Spring, 2013
Artists’ Film Club: Lisa Oppenheim – Double, ICA, London.
February 9, 2012.
The Indiscipline of Painting Screening, Tate St. Ives.
October 28.
What Makes Free Will Free (With Melissa Gordon), Temporary
Stedelijk, Amsterdam. November 25, 2011.
Lost and Found, The New Museum of Contemporary Art,
New York. September 9, 2009. at Tate Modern, London. December 11, 2009.
Lisa Oppenheim. July 2009.

Recent Exhibits

Lisa Oppenheim participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Analytic Engine
The Approach
Feb, 2016 The Green Ray
Wilkinson Gallery
Jan, 2016 Photo-Poetics Artist Talk: Lisa Oppenheim and Sara VanDerBeek
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Jan, 2016 Gramma
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Nov, 2015 Photo-Poetics: An Anthology
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Nov, 2015 Landscapes
Galerie Juliètte Jongma
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