Shannon Ebner

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Symbolic Command Signal No. 2, 2009 Chromogenic Print 63 X 45 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
Untitled (I), 2009 Chromogenic Print 63 X 48 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
EKSIZ, 2011 Type C Print 63 X 42 In. (160 X 106.7 Cm) © Courtesy the artist, Wallspace, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco; and kaufmann repetto, Milan
Exit Glacier, 2005 © Shannon Ebner
STRIKE, 2008 540 Chromogenic Prints, Aluminum, Wood 150 X 155 1/4 Inches © Wall Space Gallery
Involuntary Sculpture, 2006 Wooden Box With Casters And Wheels, Corrugated Cardboard, Rebar, Water Based House Paint And Gesso 34 1/2 X 79 1/2 X 44 Inches © Wall Space Gallery
The Crooked Sign, 2006 Chromogenic Print 65 15/16 X 48 15/16 Inches © Wall Space Gallery
Democratizing, 2006 Chromogenic Print 26 3/4 X 40 11/16 Inches © Wall Space Gallery
D.O.I., 2005 Cinderblocks, Cement 13 X 13 X 10 Feet © Wall Space Gallery
Landscape Incarceration, 2003 Chromogenic Print 32 X 40 1/2 Inches © Wall Space Gallery
Dismantled Peace Sign, 2004 Chromogenic Print 40 9/16 X 32 1/8 Inches © Wall Space Gallery
RAW WAR, 2004 Chromogenic Print 20 1/2 X 23 9/16 Inches © Wall Space Gallery
installation view © Courtesy of the Artist and LAXART
© Courtesy of the Artist and LAXART
© Courtesy of the Artist and Frieze Art Fair
Installation view © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
© Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
Leaf and Strike , 2009 Chromogenic Print 7.98 X 12.34 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Wallspace Gallery
© Shannon Ebner
Ash Wednesday, 2001 Wallpaper Pasted Xerox Print 11 X 14 Inches © the artist and Wallspace, New York
© Courtesy of the artist & Wallspace Gallery
Detail of ‘Language is Wild’, 2012 Website, Poster © Courtesy of the Artist and South London Gallery
© Courtesy of the Artist and Sadie Coles HQ - South Audley St
Auto Body Collision Roma Series II, 2014 Inkjet Print 50 X 32.75 In © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
STRIKE, 2014 (detail) © Courtesy of the artist and Mousse Publishing, Milan
Ash Wednesday © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
Black Box Collision A (19), 2014 Framed Epson Inkjet Print 63.98 X 42.91 In. / 162.5 X 109 Cm. © Courtesy of the Artist and Simon Preston Gallery
Will and Be Going To, 2016 Archival Pigment Prints Two Parts, Each 64 X 42 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
Quick Facts
Englewood, New Jersey
Birth year
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Works in
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b. 1971, Englewood, New Jersey

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


2000 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

1993 BA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY



Dia Art Foundation, Artist Web Project, New York, NY

Hammer Museum/LAXART, Los Angeles, CA


Signal Hill, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy


Invisible Language Workshop, Wallspace, New York, NY


Special Project: Shannon Ebner, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

The Sun & the Sign, Wallspace, New York, NY


Dead Democracy Letters, Wallspace, New York, NY


Margo Victor Presents, Los Angeles, CA



“Glee,” curated by Cecilia Alemani at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, California

Illuminations, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic – curated by Moyra Davey & Zoe Leonard, Murray Guy, New York, NY

The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

How Soon is Now, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT


Papier Photo – curated by Sophie Berrebi, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris

Pleated Blinds - curated by Ory Dessau, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Page – curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs, Kimmerich, New York, NY

6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Recontres d’Arles Discovery Award, Arles, France

At Home / Not At Home – Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Time - Life Part II, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

Character Generator—curated by Matthew Lyons, Eleven Rivington, New York, MY

Sundown, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

Saints and Sinners—curated by Laura Hoptman, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

A Wild Party and a New Road, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Catawampus—curated by Amy Granat & Matt Keegan, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN (Ex. cat)

The World Is All That Is The Case—curated by Arthur Ou, Hudson Franklin, New York, NY

Untitled (Vicarious), Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

Imaginary Thing—curated by Peter Eleey, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Geneology of Wojnarowicz, PPOW, New York

Not So Subtle Subtitle—curated by Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

The 2008 Whitney Biennial—curated by Henrietta Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


I am Eyebeam—organized by Melanie Schiff and Lorelei Stewart, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Catawampus (for H.D.)—curated by Matt Keegan, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

Learn to Read—curated by Vincent Honore & Maeve Polkinhorn, Tate Modern, London, UK

Last Attraction Next Exit—curated by Neville Wakefield, Ridley Road, London, UK

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium-—curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist, (travelling to venues in France and Poland)

Shared Women—curated by Eve Fowler, Emily Roysdon and A.L. Steiner, LACE, Los Angeles, CA


Interventions, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Psychogeographies, Glendale College of Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium-—curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Cataract, Wallspace, New York, NY

The California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA

Intersections: Atlanta Collects Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Shifting Tropologies—curated by Trevor Richardson, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA (Ex. cat)

Locale—curated by Kris Kuramitsu, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Too Much Love—curated by Amy Adler, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Le Retour de la Colonne Durutti—curated by Gyonata Bonvincini, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany

Trace—curated by Shamim M. Momin, The Whitney Museum at Altria, New York, NY

Chaos or Control—curated by James Welling, UCLA School of Architecture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Aantekeningen—curated by Public Holiday Projects, Expodium, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Monuments for the USA—curated by Ralph Rugoff, White Columns, New York, NY (ex. catalogue, touring from the CCA Wattis Institute)


The Plain of Heaven—curated by Peter Eleey for Creative Time, New York, NY

Talk to the Land—curated by Matt Keegan, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

Response—curated by Matthew Distel, Morlan Art Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

Wordplay, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Post No Bills—curated By Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY

Sugartown, Participant Inc., New York, NY

The Picture is the Problem—curated by Walead Beshty, The Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Monuments for America—curated by Ralph Rugoff, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

Manufactured Self, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL


High Desert Test Site 4, Joshua Tree, CA

Strange Animal—organized by Giovanni Jance in conjunction with Andrea Zittel and High Desert Test Sites, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

Itineraries—curated by Christopher Balaschak, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, CA


High Desert Test Site 3, Joshua Tree, CA

Sea—curated by Benjamin Donaldson & Lisa Kereszi, Jen Bekman, New York, NY


Anti-Form, New Photographic Work from Los Angeles —curated by James Welling, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

Project Room exhibition, Lemonsky: projects + editions, Los Angeles, CA


Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT


Illegal Performance (an experimental-text-based performance), The Judson Church, New York, NY

Pedestrian Union, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York, NY



“They Knew What They Wanted,” curated by Shannon Ebner, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Blow Both of Us—curated by Shannon Ebner & Adam Putnam, Participant, Inc., New York, NY


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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