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Andres Serrano

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New York

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Representing galleries
André Simoens Gallery, Galleria Pack, Edward Tyler Nahem, Cristinerose Contemporary Art, Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2016 Witness
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Andres Serrano is an American artist and photographer.From the beginning Serrano thought of himself as an artist using photography, and not as a photographer per se, the distinction being that he was not interested in documenting 'reality', but in creating his own.After the media furore over Piss Christ, a photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine, Serrano turned to the genre of portraiture, creating several thematic bodies of work, each depicting various social groups.Serrano's works often take on an iconic status, and are some of the most arresting images in contemporary photography.

Andres Serrano Biography
1950   Born in New York, NY
1967 - 1969   Studied at Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY
1985   Participated in National Studio Program at P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
1986   Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts
1987   New York Foundation for the Arts. Art Matters, Inc.
1989   Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Cintas Foundation
1990   New York State Council on the Arts, Sponsored Project
1998   Recipient, Awards in the Visual Arts, Art Matters, Inc.
2000   Recipient, Gold Medal, Art Directors Club 79th Annual Awards
2000   Recipient, Silver Medal, Art Directors Club 79th Annual Awards
2000   Recipient, Merit Award, The Society of Publication Designers
2001   Participated in 35th Publication Design Competition
  Lives and works in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2010   25 Years / 25 Works, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Arts, Lambertville, NJ
2008   Art[e]merica Latina, The Citadel, Saint-Tropez, France (7/4-10/15/08)
2008   Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, England (5/22-8/31/08)
2008   Traces du Sacré, curated by Alfred Pacquement, Jean de Loisy and Angela Lampe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (5/7-8/11/08); traveling to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (9/18/08-1/11/09)
2008   BABY: Picturing the Ideal Human, Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (4/22-5/08)
2008   On the Human Being. International Photography1950-2000’s,” Contemporary Art Muesum, Seville, Seville, Spain
2008   Shit, Yvon Lambert New York, New York, (4/9 – 4/10/08) (solo)
2007   Portraits d’une Troupe, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France (solo)
2007   Mask, James Cohan Gallery in collaboration with Joseph G. Gerena Fine Art, New York, NY (12/13/07-1/26/08)
2007   All for Art! Our Great Private Collectors ShareTheir Works, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (12/6/07-3/2/08)
2007   Death Becomes Her, Yvon Lambert Temporary Space, Miami, FL (12/5-12/10/07)
2007   Fotográfica, Fotomuseo, Bogota, Columbia (10/10-11/19/07)
2007   Dedica – 1986-2006 Twenty Years from Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, curated by Julia Draganovic, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy (12/16/06-3/17/07)
2007   J’embrasse Pas, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France (10/27/07-1/13/08) (solo)
2007   Passage du Temps, Collection François Pinault Foundation, Lille, France (10/16/07-1/1/08) (solo)
2007   A History of Sex, Kulturen, Lund, Sweden (9/23 -12/31/07) (solo)
2007   Moving onto ALINGSÅS Kulturhus, Alingsås, Sweden (1/26-3/8/08) (solo)
2007   Cuerpo Sagrado: Andres Serrano, Fotologia 5, Museo Iglesia Santa Clara, Bogotá, Colombia (8/9-9/1/07) (solo)
2007   Portraits d’une Troupe, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France (7/7-9/30/07) (solo)
2007   Russia, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden (4/19-6/2/07) (solo)
2006   Andres Serrano: La Part Maudite, Collection Lambert, Musée d'Art Contemporain Avignon, France (11/18/06-2/11/07) (solo
2006   Andres Serrano, PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (10/15-11/26/06) (solo)
2006   Baroque, Gimpel Fils, London, England (4/4-5/6/06); Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2/23 - 4/6/06) (solo)
2006   Minding Traditions, The Museum of Biblical Art, New York (12/8/06 - 2/25/07)
2006   Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California (1/21-4/22/06)
2006   Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (1/14-4/30/06)
2006   Andres Serrano: El dedo en la llaga, ARTIUM Contemporary Art Museum, Vitoria, Spain (6/21 – 10/15/06); travelling to Tecla Sala, Barcelona (1/18 – 3/25/07); and PhotoEspaña Festival, Madrid, Spain (6/6 – 7/22/07)
2006   Andres Serrano, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2/2 – 3/2/06)
2005   Andres Serrano: Lectures in Photography, Ferguson Theater; Columbia College, Chicago (11/17/2005)
2005   Russia-America, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia (12/8 – 1/6/06)
2005   Andres Serrano: Enthüllungen/ Revelations, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany (10/8/05- 12/4/05)
2005   Des Américains, Yvon Lambert, Paris
2005   A History of Sex, The Erotic Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2005   The Americans, Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Roma, Italy
2005   Man & Woman: Love’s Wonderous Ways, Museum of New Art in Parnu, Estonia
2005   20th Anniversary of Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (11/12-12/23/05)
2005   The Divine Body, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NY (10/7-10/27)
2005   Twenty Five Years, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (10/21 – 12/31)
2005   25 Years Baumgartner Gallery, Part 2, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Collection Lambert en Avignon, Musée d’art contemporain, Avignon, France
2005   Corpus Christi, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY (6/18-7/30/05)
2005   Jesus Christ Superstar: 140 Years of Jesus Christ in photography, Bruce Silverstein Photography, New York, NY (6/16-7/29/05)
2003   America, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2003   Works 1985-2002, Andre Simoens Gallery, Belgium
2003   Ekthesi Photographias, Kalfayan Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
2003   A History of Sex, 5th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival-Images of the 21st Century, Greece
2003   America, Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles
2002   Body and Soul, Traveling Exhibition, MEO, Budapest, Hungary (Az idö és a gonosz helye)
2002   Andres Serrano, Reali Arte Contemporarea, Brescia, Italy
2002   Andres Serrano’s Via Crucis, Ex Church S. Marta/Rome
2002   America, Gimpel Fils, London, England
2001   Best of the Season, The Aldrich Museum of Contempoorary Art, Ridgefield, CT
2001   Objects of Desire Andre Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
2001   The Interpretation of Dreams, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2001   World Without End, The Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, New York
2001   The Interpretation of Dreams, Photology, Milano, Italy
2001   The Interpretation of Dreams, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
2001   Andres Serrano, The Barbican (The Curve), London
2001   Andres Serrano: La Interpretación de los Sueños, Juana de Aizpuru Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2001   Because Sex Sells: Part II, Nikolai Fine Art, New York
2001   Give & Take, Serpentine Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2001   Fulll Frontal, Phtographic Portraits, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas, MO
2000   Body and Soul, Travelling Exhibition - Bergen Art Society, Bergen, Norway, Rogaland Kunst Museum, Stavanger, Norway, TromsØ Art Society, TromsØ, Norway, Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, Germany, Barbican Art Center, London, England, Stenersenmusett, Oslo, Norway, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2000   Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2000   Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania
2000   Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium
2000   Picturing the Modern Amazon, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1999   Pure Essence and Presumed Innocence, Marella Arte Contemporanea,
1999   Immersions & Fluid Abstractions, André Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium.
1997   In Visible Light: Photography and Classification in Art, Science and the Everyday, Travelling Exhibition - The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, Harris Mueum and Art Gallery, Preston, England, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
1996   Radical Images, 2nd Austrian Triennial on Photography, Neue Galerie
1995   Art as Witness, 1st Kwangju International Biennale, Seoul, Korea
Recent Exhibits

Andres Serrano participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2016 Headshots: Contemporary Photographic Portraiture
Jul, 2015 Altered Appearances
Fisher Landau Center for Art
Jun, 2015 Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition
Hammer Museum
Jun, 2015 Exposition d'été
Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Bruxelles
Jan, 2015 Self: Portraits of Artists in their Absence
National Academy Museum
Oct, 2014 Private Shelter
Vrijstaat O
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