Scoli Acosta

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Sunflower Tire Planter, 2008 Mixed Media © Courtesy the artist and Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris
Murmur (alleviating suffering), 2009 Acrylic, Graphite 228 X 200 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris
White Pentagonal Monochrome (Tambourine), 2009 Canvas Drop Cloths, Graphite, Gesso, Smashed Bottle Caps, Wood 190 X 198 X 10 Cm © Courtesy of artist and Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris
Cornerstone , 2008 Photo Lightjet Print Edition Of 10 & 3 A Ps 11 X 14 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and LAXART
Bountiful (exhibition view at LAXART), 2008 © Courtesy the artist and LAXART, Los Angeles
Carbon Footprint (exhibition view at Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris), 2008 © Courtesy the artist and Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris
Solar Petal Carnation Chandelier, 2008 Solar Panel Photocopies, Wire, Solar Panels, Led Lights, Sissal Tape, Lamp Parts 91,4 X 91,4 X 91,4 Cm © Courtesy the artist and Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris
Nadja, 2001 Photograph 60 X 90 Cm © courtesy of the Artist
Ligne de flotaison, 2000 Cardboard, Spray Paint, Twine, Plastic Tubing, Metal Hooks Variable Dimensions. © Courtesy the artist and Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris
Broken Beach-Side Brick Wall and the Giant Yellow Geranium, 2007-08 Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Seaweed On Paper 249 X 206 Cm © Courtesy the artist and Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris
day was to fall as night was to break" Daniel Reich Gallery New York, 2006 © Courtesy of the artist
Bountiful, 2008 Stretched Vinyl On Billboard 12 X 24 3/5 Feet © Courtesy of the artist and LAXART
© Courtesy of the Artist and Armory Center for the Arts
Pentagonal Monochrome © Courtesy the artist and Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Mostly Mosaic Mandala Paintings (détail), 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Laurent Godin
Quick Facts
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Birth year
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Born: 1973, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA


Ultimate Akademie, Cologne, Germany, 1995-1997
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, 1992-1994
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, 1991

Exhibitions and Performances:

2009 Founded, Zoo Art Fair. London, England (solo)
Scoli Acosta, Work from the FRAC Limoges Collection, Limoges, France (solo)
Redcat Gala Fundraiser, Redcat Theater, Los Angeles, CA (decor)

2008 Big Well NADA, Miami, Florida, Galerie Laurent Godin (solo)
Bauhausian Sundance Through the Aztec Eye Fragment (with Zeek Sheck) Musee Jeu De Paume, Paris, France (performance)
From and About Place: Art from Los Angeles, CCA, Tel Aviv, Israel (group) curated by Alma Ruiz
Phantom Sightings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (group)
Not to Play with Dead Things, Villa Arson, Nice, France (group)
Carbon Footprint, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France (solo)
Bountiful, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

2007 Palisadenparenchym, Danese Gallery, New York,NY (group)
Viva Mexico, Zacheta Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (group)
rising night,lily white, Montreal Biennial
Pretty Picture LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (performance curated by Malik Gaines and Alex Segade)

2006 Imperfect Empathetic Sta, California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Nouvelles fabriques d’images et de sons Collection/ Prospection FRAC Limousin Limoges, France (group)
Lotissement de cimaises Villa Arson, Nice, France (group)
…day was to fall as night was to break… Daniel Reich Gallery New York, NY (solo)

2005 Follow Me a Fantasy, Arena 1 Gallery (curated by Malik Gaines), Santa Monica, CA
Big Well, LISTE, Basel, Switzerland (solo)

2004 California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY (group)

2003 Receptionisme, Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Lyon, France (performance)
Rassemblage, Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France (performance)
Kulturhaupstadt, Ultimate Akademie, Cologne, Germany (performance)

2002 Promotion, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France (group show curated by Francois Piron)
Copacetic, Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris, France (performance)
Piquillo ou le reve de Mr. Hulule, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, France (opera-comique)
Mortefontaine, Place du Chatelet, Paris, France, in collaboration with Palais de Tokyo and Le Plateau (performance)
Halzhund und Ruckwolf Creators and Destroyers Fighting Stillstand, Gallery Rachel Haferkampf, Cologne, Germany (performance with Andreas Hirsch)

2001 wartcharmer, Public, Paris, France (performance)
Moly Sabata, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France (group)
Two Friends and So On, Galerie Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA (group)
Smaismirmilmepoetaleumibunenugttaurias, Public, Paris, France (performance)

2000 Wake-Up Eric, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (video with Andreas Hirsch, group show)
Marque-Page, Festival Nouvelles Scenes, Dijon, France (performance and installation)
Three-States Traveling Late-Night Service and the Overflow, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY Dirt Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Art Space, Albuquerque, NM (performances with Tim and Heather Goodwillie and guests)

1999 Snicker, Calcographie, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Current, Here Arts Gallery, New York, NY (performance with Christian Holstad)
Lucky Bleeders Barbershop Quartet, The Cooler, New York, NY (performance with Christian Holstad and Ky Anderson)

1998 Say it With Flowers, P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center, Queens, NY (performance with Christian Holstad)

Residencies and Awards:

2008 Best Artist at Zoo Art Fair (presented by Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris)
2007 CCF Emerging Artist Fellow
2006 Nimoy Foundation, Orange County Museum of Art
2002 Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, France
2001 Fondation Albert Gleizes


Mizota, Sharon. “review of Bountiful at LAXART” Art Papers May/June 2008
Gleason, Mat. “Scoli Acosta: Transforming the Temporary” Coagula Art Journal #91 March 2008
Joly, Patrice. “Scoli Acosta” 02 issue #45 Spring 2008
Lequeux, Emmanuelle. “Le Monde Ephemere de Scoli Acosta” Le Monde March 1st, 2008
Acosta, Scoli. “self-portrait” tema celeste contemporary art #125 January/February 2006
Campagnola, Sonia. “Focus Los Angeles” Flash Art Vol.XXXIX January-February 2005
Martens, Anne. “Ouverture” Flash Art Vol. XXXVIII July-September 2005
Acosta, Scoli. “A Deep Puddle and Piquillo ou le Reve de Mr. Hulule”, Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts, 2005
2004 Levin, Kim. “California Earthquakes,” Voice Choices,

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