Wes Lang

Biography


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Born in 1972, New Jersey, United States
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Solo Exhibitions

2020  
Wes Lang, Almine Rech, Paris, France 

2019    
Taking Off For Other Dimensions, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Vampires, La Cinémathèque Française – Musée du Cinema, Paris, France

2016    
The Believer, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015    
The Longest Night of the Year, Milk Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2014    
Wes Lang – The Studio, ARoS Museum of Art, Aarhus, Denmark

2013    
Blessings, Half Gallery, New York, US
Blue Dream, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012    
69, IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, California, USA
Here Comes Sunshine, Half Gallery, New York, USA

2011    
Sittin’ On A Rainbow, Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, California, USA
Life and How To Live It, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010    
Smile, It´s A Grey Day, Ziehersmith New York; USA

2009    
Going All The Way For The U.S.A., V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Carry On, (two person show with Ryan Schneider), Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, USA
Just Landed (two person show with Eddie Martinez), aliceday, Brussels, Belgium

2008    
Are You Ready For the Country? ZieherSmith, New York, USA

2006    
Skulls and Shit, collaboration with Donald Baechler, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2005    
The Promised Land, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
I Shall Be Released, Bucket Rider, Chicago, USA
American Beauty, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2004    
Night of 100 Covers, Loyal Release, Passerby/Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York 
Gallery Milliken, Stockholm, Sweden
Home At Last, ZieherSmith, New York, USA

2003    
Self-portraits as a Handsome Young Man, RARE Gallery, New York, USA

2002    
Wes Lang: New Works on Paper, GV/AS Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2001    
Bras, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, catalogue with essay by Edward Albee.

2000    
Blacks & Whites, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, USA

 

Group Exhibitions

2021
‘Un Hiver à Paris’, Almine Rech, Paris, France

2019    
The Birds, CHART Art Fair with V1 Gallery, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017    
Horses, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016    
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
No Man is an Island – The Satanic Verses, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Århus,Denmark

2014    
CHART Art Fair, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tattoo – Contemporary Art and Tattoo Culture, Brandts Museum of Art, Odense, Denmark

2013    
Purple Diary -Wes Lang & André Saraiva, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, USA

2012    
VIX – Tonight We Won’t Be Bored – Ten Years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Underværker – Mesterværker fra danske privatsamlinger, Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark

2011    
What’s He Building in There?, curated by Jesper Elg and Mikkel Grønnebæk, Fuse Gallery, New York, US
Status – Somewhere Between Position and Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen,Denmark
Con Amore: The Leif Djurhuus Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Aarhus, Denmark

2010    
Stars Above / Valley Below, Horton Gallery, New York, US
Lush Life 3. First Bird (A Few Butterflies), curated by Franklin Evans & Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Invisible Exports, New York, US
Big Picture, curated by Ryan Schneider, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, US
Draw, curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico,Mexico City, Mexico
Public Image, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland

2009    
Grand Reopening, ZieherSmith, New York, US
Carry On, two person show with Ryan Schneider, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, US
Just Landed, two person show with Eddie Martinez, aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
What So Proudly We Hail, Holster Projects, London, UK

2008    
Destruction of Atlantis, curated by Jesper Elg, Union Gallery, London, UK
Everything Else, curated by Chris Churchill, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York,US
Timeless, Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, US
The Boys Are Back In Town, V1 Gallery, Copenhagan, US
The Boys Are Back In Town, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, US
Brevity’s Rainbow, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, US

2007    
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Collector’s Choice, Dealim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
True Faith, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, US
Dark Victory, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece
Five Painters, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2006    
10 Curatorial Perspectives, curated by Wayne Northcross, Haven Arts, Bronx, New York, US
You have to be almost gifted to do what I do, Alexander and Bonin, New York, US
Panic Room – Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Kathy Grayson and Jeffrey Deitch, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Natural History Museum, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York, US
Don’t Abandon The Ship, Allston Skirt, Boston, US

2005    
Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, 
Andrea Rosen, New York, US
Loyal and his Band, Gallerie Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Working Artists in Brooklyn, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, US
Petits formats ou miniatures, Galerie Quang, Paris, France
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Gallerie Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2004    
The Hunt For Your Family, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Odd Number,Stockholm, Sweden

2003    
New York Dirt, Claska Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Stream, Rare Gallery, New York, US
Benefit, White Columns Gallery, New York, US

2002    
Waar, Andrew Andrew Curatorial Services, New York, US
What’s New Pussycat? Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York, US
She’s Crafty… and So Is He Sometimes, White Columns Gallery, New York, US
T & A, GV/AS Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, US

2001    
Paper, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, US
OIL, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, US

2000    
Hello My Name Is, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, US
Meat Market, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, US

1999    
Under Scrutiny, Limner Gallery, New York, US

Public Collections

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deste Foundation (Dakis Joannou Collection), Athens, Greece
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, New York, USA
Djurhuus Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark
Brask Collection Copenhagen, Denmark
ARoS Museum of Art, Aarhus, Denmark

Awards
Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, Montauk, New York, 2001

 

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