MARCO BREUER


 Biography

 

 

Born in Landshut, Germany, 1966

 

  • Education

    • 1992

      • Hochschule Darmstadt – University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany
    • 1988

      • Lette-Verein Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Academic Posts

    • 2002–2006

      • MFA Adjunct Faculty, Photography Department, The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • 2000–2003

      • BFA Adjunct Faculty, Photography Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • Solo Exhibitions

    • 2018

      • Work, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
    • 2016

      • Silent Speed, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2014

      • Zero Base, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2013

      • Now and a Half, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
    • 2012

      • Condition, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2011

      • Line of Sight, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
    • 2010

      • Nature of the Pencil, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
      • L’Approximatif, John Tevis Gallery, Paris, France
      • New Pictures 2: Marco Breuer, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
    • 2009

      • Part __ of __ Parts, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2008

      • Principles of Extraction, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
    • 2007

      • 1892–2007, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2006

      • The Problem with Photography (z.Zt.), Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Mannheim, Germany
    • 2005

      • Notes, Queries, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2004

      • (Outward Manifestations of) Something Else, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2003

      • And/Or, Clifford–Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
    • 2003

      • Excerpts, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
    • 2002

      • Errata, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
      • Observations in Color, Roth Horowitz, New York, NY
    • 2001

      • Scale/6, The Balcony, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
      • Circa 1999, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
      • FAQs, Clifford–Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
    • 2000

      • Tremors, Ephemera, Roth Horowitz, New York, NY
      • Pattern and Practice, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
      • For Now, Esso Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1999

      • Subject to Change, Hänel Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    • 1998

      • Das Nacheinander der Dinge, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
      • Next To Nothing, Gina Fiore Salon of Fine Arts, New York, NY
      • Tomorrow Never Comes, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
    • 1997

      • E/Z, Halsey Gallery, School of the Arts, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
      • Aufzeichnungen, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
      • Von Einem Tag Zum Andern, Kunsthaus Fischinger, Stuttgart, Germany
      • E/Z, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    • 1995

      • Notizen aus dem abgelaufenen Beobachtungszeitraum, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    • 1994

      • Sprachsturz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe/Forum Fotografie, Hamburg, Germany
      • Il Mondo Animale, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Selected Group Exhibitions

    • 2016

      • Concrete and Generative Photography / Part 2. The Contemporaries, Photo Edition Berlin, Berlin, Germany
      • Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
      • Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
      • A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY
      • Prime Time, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin, Germany
      • Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
    • 2015

      • I am a Lie and I am Gold, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Light Image and Data Image: Traces of Concrete Photography, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
      • Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • Linear Abstraction, SCAD Galleries, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
    • 2014

      • Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
      • A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
      • What is a Photograph?, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
    • 2013

      • Color! American Photography Transformed, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
      • Flow, Just Flow: Variations on a Theme, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA
      • The Black Mirror, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
    • 2012

      • A Short History of Photography: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the International Center of Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
      • Penetration, Michael Foley Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2011

      • Science of Sight: Alternative Photography, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
      • Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
    • 2010

      • The Pencil of Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
      • Burning Desire, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2009

      • Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices, Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY
      • Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
    • 2008

      • Contemporary Abstractions, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
      • Matisse and Beyond, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • This Is Karate, Von Lintel Gallery, NY, NY
    • 2007

      • Statement, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Mannheim, Germany
      • METHOD: Contemporary Abstract Photography, Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
    • 2006

      • Intersections: Atlanta Collects Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
      • Artist’s Choice: Herzog & de Meuron, Perception Restrained, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • Depth of Field: Expanding Perspectives in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Photography, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
      • It’s Not a Photo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
      • Home Is Where The Art Is, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
    • 2005

      • Lines and Traces, Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany
      • Picturing Modernity: Highlights of the Photography Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • What We’re Collecting Now, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
      • The Photograph in Question, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
      • Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY
      • FOCUS ON: New Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
      • Handmade, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2004

      • Reinstallation of the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • Editions Fawbush: A Selection, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
      • New Prints 2004/Autumn, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
      • Drawing a Pulse, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art& Design, Ann Arbor, MI
      • Relating to Photography, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
      • Cameraless Photographs 1950–2004, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    • 2003

      • Prima Facie, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
      • Agitate—Negotiating the Photographic Process, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
      • Visions and Revisions: Art on Paper since 1960, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
      • Abstraction in Photography, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
      • In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
      • Up Close and Personal: A Collection of Minimalist and Figurative Drawings, Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, IA
    • 2002

      • Copy, Roth Horowitz, New York, NY
    • 2000

      • Open Ends—Actual Size, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Photographs, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
      • Photography About Photography, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1999

      • … Imagine!, Galerie Haus Schneider, Ettlingen/Karlsruhe, Germany
      • Barely There, Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY
      • Low Tech, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
      • Marco Breuer and Ellen Carey, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
      • Phenomena, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, CA
      • Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
    • 1998

      • Aspects of Photography, Esso Gallery, New York, NY
      • Photo- , Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany
      • Male, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1997

      • Kit, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY
      • Diverse Visions//photographic perspectives, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
    • 1996

      • Art On Paper 1996, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
      • By Any Means, Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN
      • Der zerteilte Blick, DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
      • The Nature of Light, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York, NY
      • Selections Summer ’96, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
      • Incestuous, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (curated by Carter Kustera and Tiong Ang)
    • 1995

      • Fotofeis—Festival of Photography: Fairytaile in the Supermarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
      • Collaborations, Kamin Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      • Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
    • 1994

      • Photography in an Extended Field, White Columns, New York, NY
      • Breuer/Chamber, changing installation in Chamber 2, New York, NY
    • 1993

      • Deutsche Fototage—Festival of Photography: Borderlines and Ansichten von Alexandra S., Frankfurt/Main, Germany
      • Essential Material: Selected Book Projects at Dieu Donné Papermill, HarperCollins, New York, NY (traveled to Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, 1994)
  • Awards & Residencies

    • 2016

      • Headlands Center for the Arts residency
    • 2015

      • Larry Sultan Photography Award
    • 2006

      • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
    • 2005

      • Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship, Japan–United States Friendship Commission/National Endowment for the Arts
    • 2004

      • Islip Art Museum—Carriage House Residency
    • 2003

      • MacDowell Colony Residency (also 2001, 2000)
    • 2003

      • photo-eye Award—Best Photography Books of 2002 (for SMTWTFS)
    • 2000

      • Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant
  • Curatorial Projects

    • 2015

      • I am a lie and I am Gold, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2013

      • “|môr'talətē|,” published in Dear Dave, issue 13, Spring, pp.14-25
    • 2008

      • The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2007

      • Train(s) of Thought, published in Art on Paper, July/August, pp.38-47
      • Drawing, Thinking, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2001

      • Marginalia (film screening), Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY
    • 1999

      • Spatial Interest, The Work Space, New York, NY
    • 1998

      • Der Zweifel in der Darstellung, Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany (curated with Hlynur Hallsson)
    • 1997

      • Face Value, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1996

      • Austerity Measures, 214 Lafayette, New York, NY (curated with Steven Brower)
  • Collections

      • Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
      • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
      • The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
      • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
      • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
      • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
      • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
      • Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins University, Winter Park, FL
      • Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
      • de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
      • Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
      • Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
      • Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
      • George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
      • Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
      • International Center of Photography, New York, NY
      • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • Legion of Honor – Achenbach Collection, San Francisco, CA
      • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
      • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
      • Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
      • New School, New York, NY
      • New York Public Library – Spencer Collection, New York, NY
      • Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
      • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
      • Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
      • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • Selected Bibliography

    • 2016

      • “Close Encounters, a conversation between Gregory Batchen and Are Flagan.” Objektiv #13 May 2016
      • Batchen, Gregory. “Emanations. The Art of the Cameraless Photograph.” Brewster Art Gallery and DelMonico Books 2016 [catalogue]
      • Loos, Ted. “Cyanotype, Photography’s Blue Period, Is Making a Comeback.” The New York Times 5 February 2016
    • 2015

      • Harren, Natilee. “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.” Artforum. September 2015
      • Light Image and Data Image: Traces of Concrete Photography, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany [book], 2015
      • Ollman, Leah. “’Light, Paper, Process’ an inventive subversion of photography,” Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2015
      • Gefter, Philip. “This is a… Photograph?” Departures, May/June 2015
      • Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Getty’s Experimental Photographs and Paris Photo,” KCRW Art Talk 30 April 2015 [podcast]
      • Adamek, Pauline. “’Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography’ at the Getty – Los Angeles photo exhibition review,” Arts Beat LA, 30 April 2015
      • Schoener, Allon. “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography at The Getty,” Cultural Weekly, 30 April 2015
      • Wallis, Brian. “’Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography,’” ArtForum, 2015
      • Riefe, Jordan. “Lights! Camera! Bodily Fluids! Photographers bend the rules.” The Guardian 17 April 2015
    • 2014

      • Marco Breuer: Col●or, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK [book]
      • King, Sarah S. “Marco Breuer,” Art in America, December 2014
      • Koestenbaum, Wayne. “Marco Breuer,” Artforum, December 2014
      • Rocco, Vanessa. “What Is a Photograph?” caa.reviews 19 November 2014
      • “How Marco Breuer Makes Photographic Art Without Taking Pictures,” Vulture, 28 October 2014
      • Robertson, Rebecca. “A Developing Love Affair with Film,” ARTnews, February 2014
      • Gefter, Philip. “The Next Big Picture,” The New York Times, 26 January
    • 2013

      • Ollman, Leah. “Critic’s Choice: Camera-free photography with beauty and bite by Marco Breuer,” Los Angeles Times, 18 May
    • 2012

      • “Marco Breuer.” New Yorker, 18 June
      • Modern Art Notes Podcast, interview with Tyler Green, 31 May
      • Yau, John. “A Man Without a Camera.” Hyperallergic, 27 May
      • Belcourt, Louise, Tim Davis, Eva Diaz and Jeremy Sigler. Marco Breuer—Condition, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY [catalogue]
    • 2011

      • Baker, Kenneth. “Marco Breuer: Line of Sight at the de Young Museum,” San Francisco Chronicle, 28 April
      • Bowman, Cathy. “Line of Sight at the de Young Contrasts Old, New,” San Francisco Examiner, 27 April
    • 2010

      • McAdams, Shane. “Marco Breuer—Nature of the Pencil,” Brooklyn Rail, December
      • “Marco Breuer.” New Yorker, 8 November
      • Kerr, Euan. “Photography without a Camera,” Morning Edition, Minnesota Public Radio, 24 February
    • 2009

      • Hunter, Amie Scally. Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices, College, New York, NY, pp.9, 20-21, 32 [catalogue]
      • “Marco Breuer.” New Yorker, 25 May
      • Rexer, Lyle. The Edge of Vision—The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture, NY, New York, pp.179-180, 201-203, 270-272 [book]
    • 2008

      • Conversations 7–Interview with Carter Foster, Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University [catalogue]
      • Bryant, Eric. “The New Abstract Photo,” ARTNews, March
      • Blank, Gil. “Early Recordings – Marco Breuer,” Whitewall, Winter
      • Elkins, James. Six Stories from the End of Representation, Stanford University Press, pp.74-75, 77, 144 [book]
    • 2007

      • Churner, Rachel. “Marco Breuer, Von Lintel Gallery,” Artforum, November
      • “Marco Breuer.” New Yorker, 17 September
      • “Marco Breuer—fig. 1–9,” Blind Spot, Fall/Winter [cover image]
      • Durant, Mark Alice. Marco Breuer—Early Recordings, Aperture, New York, NY [book]
      • DeShell, Jeffrey. “Notes, Queries on Marco Breuer’s Notes, Queries,” English Language Notes, Fall/Winter
    • 2006

      • “Chelsea Art Museum – “It’s not a Photo...,” New Yorker, 28 August 28
    • 2005

      • Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer, Marked Up,” New Yorker, December 26 & January 2
      • Turner, Elisa. “Behind the Lens,” Miami Herald, 1 May
      • Jäger, Gottfried, Rolf H.Krauss and Beate Reese. Concrete Photography, Kerber Verlag, Germany [book]
    • 2004

      • Chambers, Christopher. “Marco Breuer – Von Lintel Gallery,” Flash Art, March/April
      • Karapetian, Farrah. “Marco Breuer—(Outward Manifestations of) Something Else,” Brooklyn Rail, March
    • 2004

      • Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer,” Village Voice, 25 February 25
    • 2003

      • Bowen, Dore. “Agitate—Negotiating the Photographic Process,” Camerawork—A Journal of Photographic Arts, Spring/Summer
      • Siersma, Betsy. In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA [catalogue]
      • Marco Breuer—Excerpts, Davidson College, Davidson, NC [catalogue]
    • 2002

      • Goodman, Jonathan. “Marco Breuer at Roth Horowitz,” Art in America, December
      • Tillman, Lynne. This Is Not It, D.A.P [book]
      • Jäger, Gottfried, (ed.). The Art of Abstract Photography, Arnoldsche Art Publishers [catalogue]
      • Princenthal, Nancy. “Artist’s Book Beat,” Art On Paper, July/August
      • Coleman, A. D. “SMTWTFS,” Photography In New York, May/June
      • Mobley, Chuck. “Marco Breuer—Tremors, Ephemera,” Camerawork—A Journal of Photographic Arts, Spring/Summer
      • Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer,” Village Voice, 23 April
      • Baker, Kenneth. “Marco Breuer: Errata,” San Francisco Chronicle, 13 April
      • Johnson, Ken. “Marco Breuer, Observations in Color,” New York Times, 12 April
      • “Marco Breuer,” New Yorker, 8 April
      • Schwendener, Martha. “Marco Breuer, Observations in Color,” Time Out NY, 28 March
      • Churner, Rachel. “Marco Breuer, Errata at Traywick Gallery,” sfstation.com, April
      • Howard, Richard, Roth Horowitz, Adam Klein, Lynne Tillman, and others, Marco Breuer—SMTWTFS, Roth Horowitz, LLC, NY [book]
    • 2001

      • Brody, Jacqueline. “Marco Breuer—Counting in Circles,” Art On Paper, September/October [cover image]
      • Arning, Bill. Marco Breuer: Circa 1999, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA [catalogue]
    • 2000

      • Baker, Kenneth. “Photographs Whose Subject Is Their Making—Marco Breuer: Pattern and Practice,” San Francisco Chronicle, 18 November
      • Elkins, James and Roth Horowitz. Marco Breuer—Tremors, Ephemera, Roth Horowitz, LLC, New York, NY [catalogue]
      • Bindman, Catherine. “Marco Breuer: For Now,” Art on Paper, July/August
      • Aletti, Vince. “Space Case—Marco Breuer Investigates Photography’s Outer Limits,” Village Voice, March
      • Marco Breuer—For Now, Esso Gallery, New York, NY [catalogue]
    • 1999

      • “Marco Breuer,” European Photography, Number 64/65
      • Perrée, Rob. “Marco Breuer,” Kunstbeeld, February
      • Hirsch, Faye. “Rethinking Genres in Contemporary Photography,” Art on Paper, January/February
    • 1998

      • Morgan, Robert C. “Marco Breuer,” Review, 15 May
      • Arning, Bill. “Marco Breuer—Tomorrow Never Comes,” Time Out NY, 12-19 February,
      • Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer,” Village Voice, 3 February
      • Nahas, Dominique. “Marco Breuer—Tomorrow Never Comes,” Review, 1 February
    • 1997

      • Danicke, Sandra. “Das Abbild der Spucke—Marco Breuers ungewöhnliche Photogramme,” Frankfurter Rundschau, 13 March
      • Diverse Visions//photographic perspectives, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA [catalogue]
    • 1996

      • Harrison, Helen A. “Photoworks—Omni Gallery,” New York Times, 21 July
      • Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC [catalogue]
      • Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY [catalogue]
    • 1994

      • Marco Breuer—Sprachsturz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany [catalogue]
      • “Marco Breuer—Not That I Know,” Camera Austria, Volume 47/48
    • 1993

      • Borderlines, Deutsche Fototage, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, pp. 32-33 and [catalogue]

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