Jeff Koons

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Born in 1955, in York, Pennsylvania

Education

1976
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, B.F.A.

1975-76
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1972-75  
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Solo Exhibitions

2017
‘Seated Ballerina’, Public Installation, Rockefeller Center, New York

2016                   
'Jeff Koons', Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London
'Jeff Koons: Now', Newport Street Gallery, London

2015
'Jeff Koons in Florence', Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
'Jeff Koons: Ballon Venus (Orange)', Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria
'Jeff Koons: A retrospective', Gugghenheim, Bilbao, Spain
'Artist rooms : Jeff Koons, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, UK

2014
'Le Jardin décomposé. Decomposed Garden', Gagosian Gallery, Le Bourget, France
'Jeff Koons: A retrospective', Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
'Jeff Koons: A retrospective', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

2013
'Jeff Koons', Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
'Gazing Ball', David Zwirner, New York, USA

2012
'Jeff Koons', Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 
'Jeff Koons', Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
'Jeff Koons. The Painter', Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany 
'Jeff Koons. The Sculptor', Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany

2011
'Moustache by Jeff Koons', High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
'ARTIST ROOMS Jeff Koons', National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland 

2010
'Jeff Koons, Popeye Sculptures', Galerie de Noirmont, Paris, France
'Dictator', Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
'Jeff Koons: Cracked Egg (Blue)', in the Conservatory, Aylesbury, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England  

2009
'Jeff Koons, New Paintings', Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California 
'Jeff Koons Popeye Series', Serpentine Gallery, London, England 

2008
'Jeff Koons, Celebration', Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany 
'Jeff Koons', Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany 
'Jeff Koons', Versailles', Château de Versailles, France 
'Jeff Koons', Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
'Jeff Koons, On the Roof', Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York 

2007
'Jeff Koons, Popeye', Gagosian Gallery - Davies Street, London, England 
'Jeff Koons, Hulk Elvis', Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street, London, England 

2006
'Cracked Egg (Blue)', Gagosian Gallery, London, England 
'Sculpture', Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California 
'Diamond', Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England 
'Balloon Flower (Red)', World Trade Center, New York

2005
'Jeff Koons. Lever House', New York
'Jeff Koons: Retrospective', Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland 

2004
'Jeff Koons: Retrospective', Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
 
'Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years', C & M Arts, New York, New York 
'Backyard', Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany 

2003
'Popeye', Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
'Jeff Koons', Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy 

2002
'Jeff Koons', Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
'Jeff Koons: Paintings, Photos, Prints 1980-2002', Kunsthaus Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany 
 
'Jeff Koons: Embrace Your Past', York College, York, Pennsylvania 
'Easyfun-Ethereal', Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York 
'La Part de l'autre', Carré d'Art, Musée d'art Contemporain, Nîmes, France 
'Easyfun-Ethereal', 25th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil 
'Jeff Koons', Chosun Ilbo Art Museum, Séoul, Korea

2001
'Easyfun–Ethereal', Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 
'Jeff Koons', Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria 
'New Paintings', Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California 

2000
'Easyfun–Ethereal', Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany 
'Puppy', Rockefeller Center, New York, New York 
'Split-Rocker', Papal Palace, Avignon, France 

1999
'Jeff Koons, A Millennium Celebration', Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece 
'Easyfun', Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York

1998
'Jeff Koons: Encased Works', Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England 

1997
'Puppy', Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain [permanent collection]
'Jeff Koons', Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France 

1995
'Puppy', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia 

1994
'Jeff Koons: A Survey 1981-1994', Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England 

1993
'Jeff Koons Retrospective', Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
'Jeff Koons Retrospective', Aarhus, Denmark
'Jeff Koons Retrospective', Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany  

1992
'Jeff Koons Retrospective', San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
'Jeff Koons Retrospective', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
'Made In Heaven', Galerie Lehmann, Lausanne, Switzerland
'Made In Heaven', Christophe Van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium
'Made in Heaven', Gramo Fine Art, Anvers, Belgium

1991
'Made In Heaven', Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
'Made In Heaven', Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany 
'Made in Heaven', Galerie Lehmann, Lausanne, Switzerland
'Made in Heaven', Christophe Van de Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium

1989
'Jeff Koons - Nieuw Werk', Galerie ‘T Venster, Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, Holland

1988
'Jeff Koons', Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
'Banality', Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
'Banality', Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany 
'Banality', Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1987
'The New Encased Works', Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1986
'Luxury and Degradation', International With Monument Gallery, New York, New York
'Luxury and Degradation', Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California 

1985
'Equilibrium', International With Monument Gallery, New York, New York
'Equilibrium', Feature Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1980
'The New (a window installation)', The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York


Group Exhibitions

2017                                                                                                                                       'Minimalism & Beyond', Mnuchin Gallery, New York, New York
'Arcadia', Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Heaven and Earth: Alexander Calder and Jeff Koons’, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
‘We Are Here’, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
'Hope and Hazard: A Comedy Of Eros', curated by Eric Fischl, Hall Art Foundation, New York
‘We are Everywhere’, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago
‘Some Aesthetic Decisions: A Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain’, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

2016
'Decor', curated by Tingo Sehgal Fondation Boghossian, Brussels
'Last Year in Marienbad: A Film as Art', Galerie Rudolffinum, Prage
'The Eighties - A Decade of Extremes', MuHKA, Antwerp
'La collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner', Centre Pompidou, Paris
‘The Artist’, Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö, Sweden 
‘Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016’,  Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel (Upcoming)
‘Performing for the Camera’,  Tate Modern, London
‘The Artist’, Konstakademien (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden 
‘In Different Ways’, Almine Rech Gallery, London
'Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016', Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2014
‘The Artist’, Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö, Sweden (Upcoming)
‘La collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner’, The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (Upcoming)
‘Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016’,  Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel (Upcoming)
‘Performing for the Camera’,  Tate Modern, London
‘The Artist’, Konstakademien (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden 
‘In Different Ways’, Almine Rech Gallery, London
'Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016', Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
'Décor', Curated by Tino Sehgal, Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels
'Travels to Moderna Museet Malmö', Malmö, Sweden

2015
'Picasso.mania', Grand Palais, Paris
'America is Hard to See', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
'Last Year in Marienbad. A Film as Art', Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
'A Brief History of the Future', Musée du Louvre, Paris 
'Collected by Thea Westreitch Wagner and Ethan Wagner', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
'Sense (Un)Certainty: A Private Collection', Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
'Many Hands: Artists and their Fabricators', Museum of Arts and Design, New York
'Politics is Personal', Stonescape, Napa, CA, USA

2014
'Sculpture After Scultpure', Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
'Pop to Popism', Art Gallery new South Wales, Sydney, Australia
'Guess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure, Selected Works from Yageo Foundation Collection', The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
'Guess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure, Selected Works from Yageo Foundation Collection', Hiroshima city Museum of contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
'Le Festin de l'Art', Palais des Arts, Dinard, France
'Georgous', Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
'ArtsLovers. Stories of Art in the Pinault Collection', Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
'The Human Factor' The Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London
'Pop Departures', Seattler Art Museum, Seattle
Nagoya City Art Museum, nagoya, Japan

2013
'Entre-temps... Brusquement, et Ensuite', 12e Biennale de Lyon, France
'Freedom, Not Genius, Works from Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection', Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
'Empire State. Arte a New York oggi', Palazzo delle esposizioni, Rome
'Politics is Personal', Stonescape, Napa, California

2012
'Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years', The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York
Contemporary Masters. Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, New York
Beauté animale. Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais, Paris, France 
Politics is Personal. Stonescape, Napa, California [July 16th - TBD]
In Praise of Doubt. Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy [April 9, 2011 - December 31, 2012] 

2011
In the Name of the Artists: Contemporary American Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection.
Bienal Pavillion, São Paulo, Brazil  
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England 
Picasso to Koons: Artist as Jeweler. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New Yor 
Artists for Haiti. David Zwirner Gallery, New York, New York  
Selected Works from the Pinault Collection: Agony and Ecstasy. SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, Korea  
Common Objects: Pop Art from the Collection. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California  
Contemporary Clay. RH Gallery, New York, New York 
For The Kids. Salon 94 Freemans, New York, New York 
Pandora's Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection. Museum of Contemporary ArtChicago, Chicago, Illinois 
Summer Exhibition 2011. Royal Academy, London, England  
Ca’ Corner della Regina. Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy 
The World Belongs to You. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy Balloon Dog (Magenta)
Ileana Sonnabend An Italian Portrait. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy 
Made in Italy. Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
Hong Kong International Art Fair. L& M Arts, Hong Kong 
SALVATORE SCARPITTA Trajectory. Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York 
Collection Platform 1: Circulation. Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine 
Art Basel. L & M Arts, Miami Beach, Florida 
Figures in a Landscape. Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong 
Already-Made? Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France 
Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois 
Modern British Sculpture. The Royal Academy of Arts, London, England 

2010 
Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell. Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida 
Popular: Brands, Symbols, Icons. Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich, Germany 
Childish Things. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Contemporary Eye: Crossovers. Pallant House Gallery, Chicester, United Kingdom
Divine Comedy. Sotheby’s, New York, New York 
Decadence Now! Visions of Excess. Galerie Rudolfinmum, Prague, Czech Republic  
Analysis of Flight Data. K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Alpha Omega: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection. Deste Foundation, Centre for Art, Athens, Greece 
Pop Life – Art in a Material World. National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada 
Sexuality and Transcendence. Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine 
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection. Curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, New York  
Crash: Homage to JG Ballard. Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street, London, England 
The Visible Vagina. David Nolan Gallery, New York, New York 

2009
The Anniversary Show. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California 
just what is it … Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany 
Where Do We Go From Here? Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida 
MOCA's First Thirty Years. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California 
Landscape Revisited. Park Avenue Armory, Historic Rooms, New York, New York 
Pop Life - Art in a Material World. Tate Modern, London, England 
40 Years: KALDOR Public Art Projects 1969 – 2009. Art Gallery on New South Wales, Sydney, Australia  
DIE KUNST IST SUPER! Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany 
Ecstatic Abstraction. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York 
Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection. Punta Della Dogana & Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy 
The Making of Art. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany 
Go Figure. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York 
Un Certain Etat du Monde. Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (GCCC), Moscow, Russia 
Yellow and Green. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany 
Collected Visions. Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, New York 
Marble. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York 
Pop Life – Warhol, Haring, Koons, Hirst… Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany 

2008
For What You Are About to Receive. Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia “DARKSIDE" - Fotografische Begierde und fotografierte Sexualität / Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland 
Artists In Depth. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Meet Me Around the Corner. Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway 
Présence Panchounette. CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France 
Kavalierstart 1978-1982. Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany 
Prefab. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York 
BCAM - Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA: Inaugural Installation. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Los Angeles, California 

2007
Beauty and Blonde: An Exploration of American Art and Popular Culture. Mildred Lane
Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri  
MCA Chicago Collection Highlights, 1949-2007. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ilinois 
Insight? Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia 
Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now. Barbican, United Kingdom Reflection. PinchukArtCentre, the centre for contemporary art, Kiev, Ukraine The Incomplete. Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York
Pop Art Is... Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street, London, England 
Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection. Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece 
MCA Chicago Collection Highlights, 1949-2007. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 
Dream and Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens [Traum und Trauma], Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria 
Klio. Eine kurze Geschichte der Kunst in Euramerika nach 1945/ Clio. A short history of art in Euramerica after 1945. ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany 
Timer 01. Intimitá/Intimacy. Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy 
Re-Object. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria 
Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain 

2006
Super Vision. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachussetts  
‘In The Darkest Hour There May Be Light’: Works from Damien Hirst’s murderme collection. Serpentine Gallery, London, England 
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images. LACMA, Los Angeles, California 
The François Pinault Collection – A Post-Pop Selection. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy 
Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art. Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York 
EROS in Modern Art. Beyeler Foundation Museum, Basel, Switzerland 
Out of Time: A Contemporary View. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 
Into me / Out of Me. P.S.1 – Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York ; KunstWerke – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany 
Ballermann: Die Ausstellung. Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany 
Dada's Boys: Identity and Play in Contemporary Art. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Where Are We Going: Selections from the François Pinault Collection. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy 
Infinite Painting. Villa Manin – Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy 
Figures in the Field: Figurative. Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 

2005
Flashback - Eine Revision der Kunst der 80er Jahre. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland 
Translation. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Art 36 Basel. Basel, Switzerland 
MO(NU)MENTS! Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway 
Do it yourself - Positionen von den sechziger Jahren bis Heute. Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany 
Blumenmythos - Van Gogh bis Jeff Koons. Foundation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzlerland 
Logical Conclusions. Pace Wildenstein, New York, New York 
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois ; Hayward Gallery, London, England 
EXIT - Ausstieg aus dem bild. ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany 

2004
Happy Birthday! Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France 
What’s Modern? Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York
Artists Favourites (Act 2). ICA, London, England
Close-Up - Contemporary American Art in the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavik, Iceland 
Treasure Island. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany 
Monument to Now. Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece 
The Game Show. James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York 

2003
Heisskalt - Aktuelle Malerei aus der Sammlung Scharpff. Hamburger Kunsthalle; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 
Happiness - A Survival Guide for Art and Life. Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW: Artists using photography 1960-1982. Walker Art Center; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California 
Hverdagsestetikk - verk fra Astrup Fearnley Samlingen. Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway  
Private/Corporate II, Works from the Daimler Chrysler Collection and from the Ileana Sonnabend Collection: A Dialogue. Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany 
La Fete. Le Bellevue, Biarritz, France; Museo Valenciano de la Ilustraciony la Modernidad, Valencia, Spain 
Air. James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York 

2002
Flowers: Jeff Koons / Andy Warhol. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York  
Shopping. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Great American Nude. Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, Connecticut 
Penetration. Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, New York  
The Physical World. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York
Warhol to Koons: International Contemporary Art from a Private Collection. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland 

2001
Points of Departure II: Connection with Contemporary Art. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collection. Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California ; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. ; Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston, Massachussetts ; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain 
Irony. Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Warhol / Koons / Hirst: Cult and Culture, Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan. Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 
Give & Take. Serpentine Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England 

2000
Au–dela du spectacle. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
Hypermental, 1950–2000 from Salvador Dali to Jeff Koons. Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland 
Actual Size. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York  
MoMA 2000. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 
Matter. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 
Pop and After. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 
Innocence and Experience. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York Apocalypse: Beauty & Horror in Contemporary Art. Royal Academy of Arts, London, England  
Almost Warm and Fuzzy. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington 
Let's Entertain. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon 
La Beauté. Avignon, France 
Around 1984: A Look at Art in the Eighties. P.S.1, New York, New York Sonnabend Retrospective. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York Sculpture. James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York 
Inner Eye. Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, New York 

1999
A Celebration of Art. 25th Anniversary of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Washington, D.C.
The American Century, Part II. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York 
Heaven. Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf ; Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Transmute. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
Decades in Dialogue: Perspectives on the MCA Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
Art at Work: Forty Years of The Chase Manhattan Collection. Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas 
Gesammelte Werke 1 - Zeitgenössische Kunst Seit 1968. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
La Casa. Residence of Mauro Nicoletti, Rome, Italy 
L'objet photographique 2. Galerie d'art contemporain, Mourenx, France
The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington 

1998
Six Americans. Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, New York 
L'Envers du Décor, Dimensions décoratives dans l'art du XXe siècle. Musée d'art moderne Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq  
A Portrait of Our Times: An Introduction to the Logan Collection. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California 
Un monde merveilleux, Kitsch et Art Contemporain. Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France 
Double Trouble, The Patchett Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California 
Urban. Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, England 
Art in the 20th Century: Collection from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, Korea  
Kunstausstellung Holderbank. Holderbank Management und Beratung AG, Holderbank, Switzerland
Interno - Esterno/Alterno. FENDI, New York, New York 
Fast Forward - Trade Marks. Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
René Magritte and the Contemporary Art. Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium 
Tuning Up #5. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany 

1997
Hospital. Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany 
Group Show. The Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California
Dramatically Different. Centre National D'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France 
On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Collection.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 
Autoportraits. Galerie Municipale du Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse, France Envisioning the Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
Futuro Presente Passato: La Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy 
Multiple Identity: Amerikanische Kunst 1975 - 1995 Aus Dem Whitney Museum of American Art. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany , Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy 
It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art. Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona 
Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Belladonna. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England 
Kunst. Arbeit. Südwest LB Forum, Stuttgart, Germany
A House is not a Home. Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Family Values: American Art in the Eighties and Nineties. The Scharpff Collection at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

1996
Playpen & Corpus Delirium. Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 
Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCA's Permanent Collectiotion, 1975-96. The Geffen Contemporary, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California 
Contemporary Art 1960-1995: Selections from the Permanent Collection. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California 
Inaugural opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art. MoCA, Los Angeles, California 
The Human Body in Contemporary American Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York 
Everything That's Interesting Is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece 
Art at Home - Ideal Standard Life. Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan; Gallery Soemi, Seoul, Korea 
a/drift. Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, New York
Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art National Gallery. Alexander Soutzos Museum, Athens; Museu d'Art Contemporani,Barcelona, Spain; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn 

1995
From Christo and Jean Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia 
Jeff Koons / Roy Lichtenstein. The Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California 
Going for Baroque. The Contemporary and the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland  
A Collection Sculptures. Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Die Muse? Thaddeaus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
A Benefit Exhibition for D.E.A.F., Inc. Organized by Jeff Koons, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, New York 
Unser Jahrhundert. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany 
Group Show. Organized by Jeff Koons, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, New York 
Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon. Jeffrey Deitch, The Gramercy International Art Fair, New York, New York 
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art. Armand Hammer
Museum of Art and Cultural Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, California [April 25 - June 18, 1995] Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Signs and Wonders. Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland ; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Galicia, Spain 
45 Nord & Longitude. Capc Musee d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

1994
Sculpture. Anthony D’Offay Gallery, London, England 
Arca de Noe/Noah's Ark. Fundacao De Serralves, Porto, Portugal 
Head and Shoulders. Brooke Alexander, New York, New York  
Face Off: The Portrait in Recent Art. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska ; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina 
Spielverderber. Forum Stadtpark Graz, Graz, Austria 
Ou les oiseaux selon Schopenhauer. Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Agen, Agen, France
Jahresmuseum 1994. Kunsthaus Mürzzuschlag, Mürzzuschlag, Austria
Tuning Up. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany 
Die Orte der Kunst: der Kunstbetrieb als Kunstwerk. Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany  

1993
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis. The Drawing Center, New York, New York 
American Art in the Twentieth Century. Royal Academy of Arts, London, England 
Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol. Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London, England Drawing the Line Against AIDS. AmFAR International, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection at the 45th Venice Biennial 
1982-83: Ten Years After. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, New York 
Amerikanische Kunst im 20. Jahrhunndert Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany 
Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Merz, Albert Oehlen, Thomas Struth. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany 
The Elusive Object. Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut 
Zeitsprunge: Kunstlerische Positionen der 80er Jahre. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany 
Photoplay: Works from the Chase Manhattan Collection. Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida ; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; Centro Cultural Consolidado, Caracas, Venezuela; Museum de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Anniversary Exhibition, Part III. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1992
Adam & Eve. The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan  
Strange Developments. Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England  
Post Human. Musee D´art Contmeporain Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland ; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany 
Group Show. Max Hetzler Gallery, Cologne, Germany 
Made For Arolsen. Schloss Arolsen, Arolsen, Germany 
Doubletake: Collective Memory & Current Art. Hayward Gallery, London, England 
Al(l)ready Made. Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, ´s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Selected Works From The Early Eighties. Kunstraum Daxler, Munich, Germany 
A Century In Sculpture. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1991
Quindicesima Biennale Internazionale del Bronzetto Piccola Scultura. Palazzo della Ragione, Padova, Italy 
Toward a New Museum: Recent Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture, 1985-91. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Objects for the Ideal Home: The Legacy of Pop Art. Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Group Show. American Fine Arts, Co., New York, New York
Group Show. Luhring-Augustine-Hetzler, Santa Monica, California
Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California 
Group Show Of Mirrors. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York 
Power: Its Myths, Icons, and Structures in American Culture, 1961- 1991. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana ; Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio ; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia 
Vertigo: 'The Remake.' Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria-
La Sculpture Contemporaine apres 1970. Fondation Daniel Templon, Musée Temporaire, Frejus, France 
Compassion and Protest: Recent Social and Political Art from the Eli Broad Family Foundation Collection. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California  
Metropolis. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany 
About Collecting: Four Collectors, Four Spaces. Ronny van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium 
Gulliver's Travels. Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany 
A Duke Student Collects: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Jason Rubell. Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina 
Word as Image. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas 
Who Framed Modern Art or the Quantitative Life of Roger Rabbit. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New York 

1990 
Group Show. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany 
Art = Money? The Gallery, New York, New York
Weitersehen (1980 - 1990). Museum Haus Lange and Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany 
The Charade of Mastery. Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, New York
Vertigo. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Einladung. Galerie Carola Mosch, Berlin, Germany
The Transformation of the Object. Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria 
High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois ; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Images in Transition: Photographic Representation in the Eighties. The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan 
The Last Decade: American Artists of the 80s. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, New York 
Jardins de Bagatelle. Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany 
Life-Size: A Sense of the Real in Recent Art. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel 
Pharmakon '90. Mukuhari Messe Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan 
Artificial Nature. Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece 
Word as Image in American Art: 1960-1990. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Aperto: Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy
The 8th Biennale of Sydney. Sydney, Australia
OBJECTives: The New Sculpture. Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
1990 – ENERGIES. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
New Work: A New Generation. San Francisco Art Museum, San Francisco, California
The Indomitable Spirit. International Center of Photography at Midtown, New York, New York ; The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California 
Culture and Commentary: An Eighties Perspective. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 
Prints and Multiples. Luhring Augustine Hetzler Gallery, Santa Monica, California 
Horn of Plenty. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Editionen von Jeff Koons. Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany 
The Last Laugh. Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, New York

1989
Image World. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York 
Mit dem Fernrohr durch die Kunstgeschichte. Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Psychological Abstraction. Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece 
The Silent Baroque. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria 
A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California 
Suburban Home Life: Tracking the American Dream. Whitney Museum of American Art
Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, New York 
1989 Whitney Biennial. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York 
D&S Ausstellung. Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Conspicuous Display. Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey 

1988
Three Decades: The Oliver-Hoffman Collection. The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, Illinois 
Nancy Spero: Works Since 1950 and Jeff Koons. Museum of Contemporary Art,Chicago, Illinois
Hybrid Neutral: Modes of Abstraction and the Social. The University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas ; The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky ; Alberta College Gallery of Art, Calgary, Alberta ; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York ; Santa Fe Community College Gallery, Gainesville, Florida 
The Carnegie International. The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  
The BiNational. Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany 
Art at the End of the Social. Rooseum Gasverksgaten, Malmo, Sweden 
L'Objet de L'Exposition. Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France 
Collection Pour Une Region. CAPC, Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Altered States. Kent Fine Art Gallery, New York, New York 
Artschwager: His Peers and Persuasion, 1963 - 1988. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California ; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York  
New York in View. Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany 
Sculpture Parallels. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New York 
Schlaf der Vernunft. Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany 
Cultural Geometry. Dakis Joannou, Athens, Greece 
Redefining the Object. University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 
New York Art Now - Part Two. Saatchi Collection, London, England 
New York, New York. Galleria 57, Madrid, Spain 
Works - Concepts - Processes - Situations – Information. Austellungsram Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany
New Works. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1987
NY Art Now. The Saatchi Collection, London, England 
Colección Sonnabend. Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; CAPC, Bordeaux, France 
New York New. Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany 
Post-Abstract Abstraction. The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut 
Avant-Garde in the Eighties. Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California  
Les Courtiers du Desir. Galeries Contemporaines, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 
1987 Whitney Biennial. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York 
This is Not a Photograph: 20 Years of Large Scale Photography. The John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art, Saratosa, Florida ; Akron Art Museum,
Akron, Ohio ; The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia 
True Pictures. John Good Gallery, New York, New York
Romance. Knight Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
Art and Its Double: A New York Perspective. Findacio Caixo de Pensions, Barcelona, Madrid 
Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987. Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany 

1986
Group Show. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany  
Endgame: Reference and Simulation in Recent Painting and Sculpture. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts 
Prospect 86. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany  
Paravision. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California ; Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Damaged Goods. The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York; Otis / Parsons Exhibition Center, Los Angeles, California
Group Show. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York 
A Brokerage of Desire. Otis / Parsons Exhibition Center, Los Angeles, California 
The Drawing Show. Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, New York
Modern Objects, A New Dawn. Baskerville & Watson, New York, New York
New Sculpture. Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 
Spiritual America. CEPA Galleries, Buffalo, New York
Time After Time. Diane Brown, New York, New York
Objects from the Modern World. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Group Show. Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, New York
Admired Work. John Weber Gallery, New York, New York

1985
Group Show. 303 Gallery, New York, New York 
Affiliations: Recent Sculpture and its Antecedents. Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut 
Objects in Collision. The Kitchen, New York, New York 
Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France
Cult and Decorum. Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, New York
Post Production. Feature, Chicago, Illinois
New Ground. Luhring, Augustine & Hodes Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show. International With Monument Gallery, New York, New York
Logosimuli. Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, New York
Paravision. Postmasters Gallery, New York, New York
Signs II. Michael Klein Inc., New York, New York

1984
The New Capital. White Columns, New York, New York 
Objectivity. Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York 
A Decade of New Art. Artist's Space, New York, New York 
POP. Spiritual America, New York, New York 
Light Moving. Kamikaze, New York, New York
New Sculpture. School 33, Baltimore, Maryland

1983
Hundreds of Drawings. Artist's Space, New York, New York 
Objects, Structures, Artifice. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 
Los Angeles -- New York Exchange. Artist's Space, New York, New York ; LACE, Los Angeles, California 
Science Fiction. John Weber Gallery, New York, New York

1982 
A Fatal Attraction: Art and the Media. Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Illinois 
A Likely Story. Artist's Space, New York, New York 
Energie New York. Espace Lyonnais D'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France 

1981
Lighting. P.S.1, Long Island City, New York 
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York

1980
Art for the Eighties. Galleria Durban, Caracas, Venezuela

Public Collection

MUSEUMS:

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
FRAC- Collection Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
Groninger Museum of Art, The Netherlands
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Forth Worth, Texas
Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (MADRE), Naples, Italy
Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne, Portugal
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Seattle Art Museum
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London, England
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA-
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, Germany
Wright State University Art Museum, Dayton, Ohio

FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATIONS:

Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York
Collection Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Koln, Germany
Donald and Mera Rubell Foundation, Miami, Florida
Daimler-Chrysler, Berlin, Germany
Dannheisser Foundation, New York, New York
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Marx Collection, Berlin, Germany
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Equitable Corporation, New York, New York
Fondation Louis Vuitton Por la Creation, Paris
Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Foundation Asher Edelman, Lausanne, Switzerland
Foundation Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Francois Pinault Foundation for Contemporary Art
Lambert Art Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Murderme Collection, London
Nord Landesbank, Hanover, Germany
Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany
The Brant Foundation, Greenwich Connecticut
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California
Twentieth Century Acquisitions, New York, New York
Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine

Artist Lectures

'connection to the universal', Collège de France