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Barbara Kruger

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Newark, New Jersey

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New York City and Los Angeles

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New York City and Los Angeles

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2015 SECOND WAVE: Aesthetics of the 80s in Today’s Contemporary Art
UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts
Nov, 2015 SECOND WAVE: Aesthetics of the 80s in Today’s Contemporary Art
Sweeney Art Gallery
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2015 Eau de Cologne
Sprüth Magers Berlin
Aug, 2015 The Great Mother
Palazzo Reale

Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist. Much of Kruger's graphic work consists of black-and-white photographs with overlaid captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. The phrases included in her work are usually declarative, and make common use of such pronouns as "you", "I", "we", and "they". The juxtaposition of imagery and text containing criticism of sexism and the circulation of power within cultures is a recurring motif in Kruger's work.

Her words and pictures have been displayed in both galleries and public spaces, as well as framed and unframed photographs, posters, postcards, t-shirts, electronic signboards, billboards and on a train station platform in Strasbourg, France. For the past decade Kruger has created installations of video, film, audio and projection. Enveloping the viewer with the seductions of direct address, her work is consistently about the kindnesses and brutalities of social life: about how we are to one another.



Recent Exhibits

Barbara Kruger participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2015 Summer Group Show
Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea
Jun, 2015 Fire and Forget. On Violence
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Feb, 2015 Early Works
Feb, 2015 Words, Words, Words: An Exhibition of Text Based Artwork
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Oct, 2014 New Additions to the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection 2010-2014
Guild Hall
Oct, 2014 Literary Devices
Fisher Landau Center for Art
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Barbara Kruger has Exhibited at these venues:

UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts Sweeney Art Gallery
Sprüth Magers Berlin Palazzo Reale
Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Skarstedt Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Guild Hall Fisher Landau Center for Art
Seattle Art Museum Modern Art Oxford
McClain Gallery San Jose Museum of Art
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th
David Zwirner 537 W 20th David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th
Missoula Art Museum Hammer Museum
LYNCH THAM Akron Art Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario Museum Ludwig Köln
Malmo Konsthall Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
White Columns Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University Lyman Allyn Art Museum
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert V1 Gallery
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh
Saatchi Gallery Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Venice Beach Biennial (VBB) L&M Arts, Los Angeles
MAC/VAL (Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne) Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
West of Rome MoMA PS1
Peter Blum Gallery- Soho Benrimon Contemporary
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. Whitney Museum of American Art
Yvon Lambert Gallery The Kunstverein Hamburg
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Rosenblum Collection & Friends
MOCA Geffen Contemporary Stedelijk Museum
Mary Boone Gallery - 24th St. Haunch of Venison (New York)
Zieher Smith & Horton International Center of Photography (ICP)
Gallery BMB Rubell Family Collection
Sprüth Magers London The Metropolitan Museum of Art
CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) MOCA Pacific Design Center
The James Gallery Union Square Park
Mary Boone Gallery - 5th Ave. IKON Ltd.
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