Barbara Bloom, "The Tip of the Iceberg" Installation view, (detail), Art Basel | Unlimited, Basel, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Switzerland, 2018

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, “Works on Paper, On Paper,” Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany, 2020

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, “Works on Paper, On Paper,” Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany, 2020

Barbara Bloom, "The Reign of Narcissism,” 1988-1989; Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA, 2018

Barbara Bloom, “Planned Abandon” (1981) Installation view: Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980’s, curated by Gianni Jetzer, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 2018. Collection of The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Barbara Bloom, "Travel Posters (Open 24 Hours)", 1981. Archival digital print. 30 x 24 inches, 76.2 x 61 cm, Edition of 10. BB005.3

Barbara Bloom, "Travel Posters (English Spoken)", 1981. Archival digital print. 30 x 24 inches, 76.2 x 61 cm, Edition of 10. BB033.4

Barbara Bloom, "Travel Posters," Installation view, David Lewis, Independent Art Fair, 2016

Barbara Bloom, “Behind the Screen,” 2018, Painted MDF, framed archival digital print. Sculpture Dimensions: 73 x 88 x 24 inches, 185.4 x 223.5 x 61 cm. Frame Dimensions: 14 x 28 inches, 35.6 x 71.1 cm. Installation dimensions variable, BB089

Barbara Bloom, "THE RENDERING (H X W X D =)", Installation view, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, July 14–December 16, 2018, Photography by Field Studio

Barbara Bloom, "THE RENDERING (H X W X D =)", Installation view, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, July 14–December 16, 2018, Photography by Field Studio

Barbara Bloom, "Bridge from THE RENDERING (H X W X D =)," 2018, Painted MDF, Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 136 x 4 1/2 inches, 52.1 x 345.4 x 11.4 cm; Installation view, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, July 14–December 16, 2018, Photography by Field Studio.

Barbara Bloom, "Vanity Mirror III (Edwardian)," 1989, Two photo-etched mirrors, wooden frames with brass fittings, Dimensions: 28.3 x 59 x 7.9 inches, 72 x 120 x 20 cm, BB063

Barbara Bloom, “Mirror Mirror 2,“ 1989, Chromogenic print and mirror, Framed Dimensions (each): 42 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches, 108 x 87.6 cm, BB090

Barbara Bloom, "Mirror Mirror 6," 1989, Chromogenic print and mirror. Framed dimensions (each): 42 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches, 108 x 87.6 cm, BB091

Barbara Bloom, "A Picture, A Thousand Words," Installation view, David Lewis, New York, 2017

Barbara Bloom, "Vanity," 2017, Vanity Mirror and lighting, mirrored vanity table, photograph etched small vanity mirror, digital archival photograph, and movie scripts. Overall: 72 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 19 inches, 184.15 x 107.95 x 48.26 cm. Table Height: 31 1/2 inches, 80 cm, BB047

Barbara Bloom, "Vanity" (detail), 2017, Vanity Mirror and lighting, mirrored vanity table, photograph etched small vanity mirror, digital archival photograph, and movie scripts. Overall: 72 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 19 inches, 184.15 x 107.95 cm, Table Height: 31 1/2 inches, 80 cm, BB047

Barbara Bloom, "The Ideal Home", 2017, Faux bookshelf/dollhouse, framed archival digital photograph, faux staircase, two books Bookcase: 88 3/4 x 81 x 5 inches, 225.4 x 205.7 x 12.7 cm. Photos left to right: 20 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches, 52.1 x 67.9 cm, 26 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches, 67.9 x 52.1 cm, 26 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches, 67.9 x 52.1 cm, Staircase: 28 1/5 x 43 x 11 inches, 71.6 x 109.2 x 27.9 cm. Installation dimensions variable, BB048

Barbara Bloom, "Mrs. and Mr. V.N.," 2017, Digital wallpaper, framed mirror, elongated card table, vintage Royal portable typewriter, digital archival photograph, Frame: 20 x 24 inches, 50.8 x 24 cm, Table: 31 x 30 1/2 x 59 1/2 inches, 78.7 x 77.5 x 151.1 cm, Wallpaper Installation dimensions variable, BB050

Barbara Bloom, "Mrs. and Mr. V.N." (detail), 2017, Digital wallpaper, framed mirror, elongated card table, vintage Royal portable typewriter, digital archival photograph, Frame: 20 x 24 inches, 50.8 x 24 cm, Table: 31 x 30 1/2 x 59 1/2 inches, 78.7 x 77.5 x 151.1 cm, Wallpaper Installation dimensions variable, BB050

Barbara Bloom, "Sisters in Crime," 2017, Framed digital archival photographs and mirrors, Each: 28 x 20 inches, 71.1 x 50.8 cm, Edition of 2, BB045

Barbara Bloom, "The Weather" Installation view, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, 2016

Barbara Bloom, "It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days. (Marquez)," 2015, Hand tufted woollen carpet with carved Braille text, Dimensions: 108 x 72 inches, 274.3 x 182.9 cm, BB085

Barbara Bloom, "The wind has its reasons. (Murakami)," 2015, Hand tufted woollen carpet with carved Braille text, Dimensions: 108 x 72 inches, 274.3 x 182.9 cm, BB083

Barbara Bloom, "Barbara Bloom: Framing Wall," Installation view, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015

Barbara Bloom, "As it were … So to Speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom," Installation view, Jewish Museum, New York, NY 2013

Barbara Bloom, "As it were … So to Speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom," Installation view, Jewish Museum, New York, NY, 2013

Barbara Bloom, "Steinway Piano Carpet," 2010, Wool rug, 90 x 72 inches, 228.6 x 182.9 cm, Edition of 15, BB010.3

Barbara Bloom, "Song of the Waves, 2008, Archival digital print and music stand, Framed Dimensions: 24 x 30 inches, 61 x 76.2 cm, Edition of 3, BB023.1

Barbara Bloom, "Balance (Purple Head Stack)," 2001, Iris print in colored matte with broken glass embedded in Plexiglas, Framed Dimensions: 41 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2 inches,104.5 x 79.1 x 5.1 cm, Edition of 3, BB058.3

Barbara Bloom “Balance #7 (Girl Acrobat),” 2001, Iris print in colored matte with broken glass embedded in Plexiglas, Framed Dimensions: 41 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2 inches, 104.5 x 79.1 x 5.1 cm, Edition of 3, with 2AP BB060

Barbara Bloom, "Works for the Blind," (1988), Offset lithograph with braille embossing, Dimensions, (each): 33 1/8 x 25 1/8 inches, 84.1 x 63.8 cm, BB092

Barbara Bloom, "Safe", 1999, Framed digital print hinged onto wall; wall safe mounted into wall, 19 x 23 inches, 48.3 x 58.4 cm, Edition of 15

Barbara Bloom, "Thank You bbbbrrrruuuuuuucccccceeeee (detail)", 2010, Wax, silver charm bracelet, paper box, Overall: 54 x 28 x 25 inches,137.2 x 71.1 x 63.5 cm, Edition 5, Collection of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Barbara Bloom, "Confessional," 2007, Six digital-prints, tack of five chairs, velvet curtains and fixtures, Framed Dimensions: 31 x 25 inches, 78.7 x 63.5 cm, Unique, BB001

Barbara Bloom, "Corner: Italian Garden," 1998, Chromogenic print, two-colored matte, 22 x 28 inches, 55.9 x 71.1 cm, Edition of 2, BB016.1

Barbara Bloom, "Japanese Garden," 1998, color photograph and mat board, 20 1/2 x 24 1/2, Edition of 2, BB015

Barbara Bloom, "Girls' Footprints," 2007, Archival digital print and wool rug. Framed dimensions: 19 1/8 x 25 1/8 inches, 48.6 x 63.8 cm. Edition of 10. BB009.6

Barbara Bloom, "Girls' Footprints" (detail), 2007, Archival digital print and wool rug. Framed dimensions: 19 1/8 x 25 1/8 inches, 48.6 x 63.8 cm. Edition of 10. BB009.6

Barbara Bloom, "Best of Vermeer," 1991, Offset print, matte, Framed Dimensions: 31 x 25 1/2 inches, 78.7 x 64.8 cm, BB093

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, "The French Diplomat’s Office," The Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2014

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, "The Collections of Barbara Bloom," Martin Gropius Bau, 2008

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, "The Collections of Barbara Bloom," Martin Gropius Bau, 2008

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, "The Collections of Barbara Bloom," Martin Gropius Bau, 2008

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, "The Collections of Barbara Bloom," Martin Gropius Bau, 2008

Barbara Bloom, "Homage to Jean Seberg," 1981. Unfurled roll of black backdrop paper, black canvas "butterfly" chair, doctored copy of International Times Herald Tribune, roll of pink backdrop paper. Dimensions variable

Barbara Bloom, "The Bedroom," 1997, Wall with 2 frames digital prints, carpet, dimensions variable. BB008

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, "The Gaze," The Parrish Art Museum, 2000

Installation view, Barbara Bloom, MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, 1994

Barbara Bloom

Born 1951 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in New York, NY

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Solo Exhibitions

2020

Works on Paper, On Paper

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

March 07—April 18, 2020

2018

THE RENDERING (H X W X D =)

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH

July 14—December 16, 2018

2017

A Picture, A Thousand Words

David Lewis, New York

May 05—June 25, 2017

Two Artists Books by Barbara Bloom with Susan Tallman

Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont

April 04—May 21, 2017

2016

The Weather

Capitain Petzel, Berlin

November 05, 2016—January 07, 2017

2015

Framing Wall

Museum of Modern Art, New York

November 20—December 20, 2015

2014

The French Diplomat's Office

The Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

May 09—June 28, 2014

2013

As it Were ... So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom

The Jewish Museum, New York

March 15—August 04, 2013

2008

The Collections of Barbara Bloom

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

August 22—November 09, 2008

Half-Full, Half-Empty

Dia Art Foundation, web project

June 26, 2008

The Collections of Barbara Bloom

International Center of Photography, New York

January 18—May 04, 2008

2007

Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

2007

2006

The Collections of Barbara Bloom

ZKM Museum of Art, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006

2000

The Gaze, 1985-1992

The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

August 06—September 17, 2000

1995

Pictures from the Floating World

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

May 1995

1992

Never Odd or Even

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

1992

1991

The Tip of the Iceberg

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

1991

Signate, Signa, Temere Me Tangis Et Angis

Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

1991

1990

The Reign of Narcissism

Serpentine Gallery, London

August 01—September 09, 1990

The Reign of Narcissism

Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

March 31—May 27, 1990

The Reign of Narcissism

Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

1990

1989

The Reign of Narcissism

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

1989

1987

The Seven Deadly Sins

Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands

1987

1985

The Gaze

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1985

1980

The Diamond Lane

Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1980

Group Exhibitions

2019

Weather Report

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

October 06, 2019—March 29, 2020

Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts

curated by Christina Végh and Phillip Kaiser

Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany

August 30—November 10, 2019

2018

Picture Industry

Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844–2018

curated by Walead Beshty

Luma Arles, Arles, France

October 13, 2018—January 06, 2019

Edge of Visibility

curated by Susan Tallman

International Print Center New York (IPCNY), NY

October 04—December 19, 2018

In the Eye of the Beholder

curated by Rehema Barber

Eastern Illinois University, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL

August 18—December 16, 2018

Note G

Chicago Manual Style, Chicago

June 24—August 10, 2018

Art Basel | Unlimited

Art Basel, Switzerland

June 14—17, 2018

Décor: Barbara Bloom, Andrea Fraser, Louise Lawler

curated by Rebecca Matalon

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

April 28—July 15, 2018

General Rehearsal

A show in three acts from the collections of V-A-C, MMOMA and KADIST

MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

April 26—September 16, 2018

Melancholia

curated by Louma Salamé

Villa Empain, Brussels

March 14—August 18, 2018

L'Ennemi de mon ennemi (Enemy of my Enemy)

curated by Neïl Beloufa

Palais de Tokyo

February 16—May 13, 2018

BRAND NEW: ART AND COMMODITY IN THE 1980S

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.

February 14—May 13, 2018

2017

Picture Industry

curated by Walead Beshty

Hessel Museum of Art at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

June 24—December 15, 2017

moving is in every direction. Environments - Installations - Narrative Spaces

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

March 17—September 17, 2017

2016

De Toi à la surface / Surfaces of you

curated by François Aubart

Frac de Ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris

January 21—April 10, 2016

2015

Individual Stories: Collecting as Portrait and Methology

Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna Austria

June 26—October 11, 2015

2014

Nirvana. Les étranges formes du plaisir

MUDAC Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne

October 29, 2014—April 26, 2015

Global Positioning Systems

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL

August 19, 2014—August 15, 2015

The St. Petersburg Paradox

The Swiss Institute

May 28—August 17, 2014

La disparation des lucioles (The disappearance of the fireflies)

Collection Lambert

Sainte-Anne Prison, Avignon, France

May 18—November 25, 2014

2013

Physical & Virtual Bodies

Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands

February 15—April 21, 2013

Brute

Carpenter Center for Visual Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

February 14—April 07, 2013

2012

The Artists' Postcard Show

Spike Island, Bristol, United Kingdom

April 06—June 17, 2012

Art: The Language of Less

Castellani Art Museum

February 12—July 24, 2012

2011

GLASSTRESS 2011

Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy

2011

Making Histories: Changing Views of the Collection

temporary stedelijk 2, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2011

Books on Books

Swiss Institute, NY

2011

Atlas. How to Carry the World on One's Back?

ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

2011

The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

January 15—December 31, 2011

2009

The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

April 21—August 02, 2009

2003

TRESSPASSING

Houses X Artists [Part 1]

MAK: The Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

January 29—April 13, 2003

1996

Just Past: The Contemporary In MOCA's Permanent Collection 1975-96

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

September 29, 1996—January 19, 1997

Press

2018

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

December 11, 2018

URL

Riddles for Minds and Bodies

Art in America

by Bean Gilsdorf

November 2018

PDF

Artists Remix and Riff Off Oberlin's Architecture

Hyperallergic

by Sarah Rose Sharp

September 24, 2018

Barbara Bloom dissects architectural drawings at Cleveland's FRONT art festival

The Architect's Newspaper

by Matthew Messner

September 18, 2018

What the Inaugural FRONT Triennial in Cleveland Highlights About the Problems with Art Tourism

Frieze

by Evan Moffitt

July 24, 2018

Can the FRONT Triennial Redefine the Meaning of Cleveland? Yes, But Not in the Way You Think

Artnet News

Tim Schneider

July 19, 2018

Barbara Bloom and Rebecca Matalon in Conversation

West Hollywood City Council Chambers, Los Angeles, CA

July 15, 2018

New Triennial Offers Artists the Canvas of Ohio

The New York Times

Hilarie M. Sheets

July 11, 2018

A Room of Once Owned: How Arts’ Collection Has Informed Its Curation

Frieze

Shiv Kotecha

June 28, 2018

Art Basel: Tackling Burning Issues

The Business Times

Helmi Yusof

June 22, 2018

The Art Object as Institutional Critique

by Michael Valinsky

June 16, 2018

In pictures: must-see works at Art Basel’s Unlimited

The Art Newspaper

by Sarah Sharpe

June 14, 2018

10 Must-See Works at Art Basel Unlimited

Artsy

by Nate Freeman and Alexander Forbes

June 12, 2018

See These 5 Show-Stopping Works at Art Basel Unlimited 2018

Artnet News

by Tim Schneider

June 12, 2018

The Best of Frieze New York

Sotheby's

Ahnna Lee

May 07, 2018

The 8 Best Booths to See at Frieze New York

Sarah Roffino

May 2018

PDF

Preview: ‘Her Refusal of Easy Answers Is Now Very Resonant'

Frieze

April 24, 2018

Frieze New York 2018 preview: an insider’s guide

Wallpaper

by Vasili Kaliman

April 23, 2018

The Artists Who Defined the East Village’s Avant-Garde Scene

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

by M.H. Miller

April 22, 2018

Cleveland’s Front International triennial teams up with local museums for new commissions

The Art Newspaper

by Victoria Stapley-Brown

January 2018

2017

Barbara Bloom on Hans Dieter Schaal and 2001: A Space Odyssey

Mousse Magazine

December 2017

The 7 Best Artworks on Offer at EXPO Chicago 2017

Artnet News

by Brian Boucher

September 14, 2017

Seeing Songs: Barbara Bloom // Musical Scores

The Seen

by Stephanie Cristello

September 12, 2017

Barbara Bloom

Artforum

by Rachel Churner

September 2017

Beg, Borrow, Steal: With Several Exhibitions Involving Appropriation, New York Has a Second 'Pictures' Moment

ArtNews

by Alex Greenberger

August 2017

Barbara Bloom

Contemporary Art Daily

June 22, 2017

URL

Barbara Bloom

The New Yorker

June 2017

Barbara Bloom, "A Picture, A Thousand Words"

Time Out NY

May 18, 2017

URL

Le scoperte di Independent e Adaa a New York

Il Sole 24 Ore

by Sara Dolfi Agostini

March 2017

Best Booths from Independent New York 2017

Blouin Artinfo

by Taylor Dafoe

March 2017

Independent fair delivers on diversity and quality with early sales

The Art Newspaper

by Dan Duray

March 2017

Is Independent the Best Art Fair in New York?

Observer

by Guelda Voien

March 03, 2017

What to See at New York's Art Fairs This Week

The New York Times

by Jason Farago and Martha Schwendener

March 02, 2017

10 Picks from Independent New York 2017

Interview Magazine

by Cedar Pasori

March 02, 2017

Independent New York 2017: Kitchen Sinks Welcome

Arcade Project

by Audra Lambert

March 02, 2017

The Women Artists Taking Over Armory Week 2017

W Magazine

by Stephanie Eckardt

March 2017

Independent New York 2017: Kitchen Sinks Welcome

Arcade Project

by Audra Lambert

March 2017

Preview Independent New York 2017

ArtNews

by Maximilíano Durón

February 2017

The Atmospheric Pressure in “Reading” Barbara Bloom

MOMUS

by Mitch Speed

January 06, 2017

2016

Barbara Bloom

Artforum

by April Elizabeth Lamm

December 01, 2016