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Allan Sekula  1951-2013, US

Rank (2014): 281 

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Country
USA 52
France 28
Spain 28
Germany 23
Austria 15




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Harun Farocki  42 31
Martha Rosler  70 29
Dan Graham  23 17
Pierre Huyghe  152 16
Andreas Siekmann  1654 15




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  Christopher Grimes Gallery, USA 8
  Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Spain 7
  Galerie Traversée, Germany 5
  Michel Rein Paris, France 5



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1951 Born in Erie, PA (US)

Awards 2007 granted $50,000 by united states artists


19.8.2013 Died

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 215  Please report missing Information



until 1.3.2015
Description  The Sea - The Other Landscape - Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense Send message

until 8.2.2015
Description and image  Inventing the Possible - Jeu de Paume, Paris Send message

until 11.1.2015
Description  Soleil politique - The museum between light and shadow - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano Send message

until 1.1.2015
Description  Sitelines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes - SITElines, Santa Fe, NM Send message

until 22.11.
   Allan Sekula - The photographic works of the 70's - Galerie Michel Rein, Paris Send message

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2012
   Allan Sekula - Californian Sequences - Galerie Michel Rein, Paris
   Black Tide / Marea Negra - Distrito 4 Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid
   Allan Sekula: This Ain't China - Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
   The Dockers Museum - La Criée - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Rennes

2011
   Allan Sekula - Polonia And… - Galerie Michel Rein, Paris
   Allan Sekula - California Stories - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   Polonia and Other Fables - Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2010
   Allan Sekula: Polonia and Other Fables - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest

2009
   Allan Sekula. Polonia and Other Fables - Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
   Allan Sekula - Edit Nine - Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
   Allan Sekula: Waiting for Tear Gas - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
   Allan Sekula - Polonia and Other Fables - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008
   Le Tube 04 - Allan Sekula - Le Quai, Angers
   Allan Sekula - Galerie Michel Rein, Paris

2007
   Allan Sekula - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005
   Shipwreck and Workers - version 2 - Stuk Kunstcentrum, Leuven
   Allan Sekula - Titanic's Wake - Prayer for the Americans II - Tsukiji - Gala - - Galerie Traversée, Munich (closed, 2012)
   Allan Sekula - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   Allan Sekula - TITANIC´s wake - Camera Austria, Graz

2004
   TITANIC's wake - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

2003
   Allan Sekula - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Description and image  Allan Sekula - Performance Under Working Conditions - - Generali Foundation, Vienna (closed, 2014)

2002
   Allan Sekula - Waiting for Tear Gas [white globe to black] - Camera Austria, Graz
   Waiting for Tear Gas - CFF – Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm
Description and image  ALLAN SEKULA - "Irrational Exuberance" - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2000
   Allan Sekula - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999
   Fish Story - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

1998
   Dismal Science: Photo Works 1972 - 1996 - The John Curtin Gallery, Perth, WA

1996
   Dismal Science: Photoworks by Allan Sekula 1972-1992 - University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, Il
   Allan Sekula, Fish Story - Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1995
   Fish Story - Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
   Allan Sekula. Fish Stories/Fiskhistoria - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

1994
   Allan Sekula / MATRIX 162 - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA

1987
   Allan Sekula: Geography Lesson: Canadian Notes - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY

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2014
   Consumption – Prix Pictet 2014 - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
   Octopus 14: Nothing Beside Remains - Gertrude contemporary art spaces, Melbourne, VIC
   (Mis)Understanding - Werke und Manifeste zur Fotografie - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
   Common Spaces - The Kitchen, New York City, NY
   Proudly Presenting: Sammlung Generali Foundation - Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
   Playtime - Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau, Munich
   Whitney Biennial 2014 - Whitney Biennial, New York City, NY
   Utopia for sale? - MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
Description  Beyond Earth Art - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
   Occupied Territory - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

2013
Description and image  Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013 - Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
   Mínima resistencia - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Description and image  L’Œil Photographique - FRAC - Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand
   Der Ungeduld der Freiheit Gestalt zu geben - Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
   State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 - Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
   Collection - FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen
   Last Year At Marienbad Redux - EFA Project Space - The Elizabeth Foundation for the Art, New York City, NY
Description  Salon der Angst - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
   Momentous Times - Centre for Contemporary Art - CCA Derry, Derry, Northern Ireland
   L mer secrète / The Secret Sea - Onomichi City Museum of Art, Onomichi
   Double Bound Economies - Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin
Description  State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 - Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), New York City, NY
   Mécaniques Des Fluides (Naviguer, Transporter, Filmer) - Galrie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Description  The Collection As A Character - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
   Arbeidstid - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
   Ulysses, l'autre mer - FRAC - Bretagne, Châteaugiron
Description  5th Auckland Triennial - If you were to live here... - Auckland Triennial, Auckland
   Quel Travail ?! Manieres De Faire, Manieres De Voir - Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault Combault
   Yes Naturally - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
   Amazing! Clever! Linguistic! - An Adventure in Conceptual Art - - Generali Foundation, Vienna (closed, 2014)

2012
   Voices of the sea - Musee des Beaux-Arts de Calais, Calais
   Learning For Life - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
   The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea Part IV - Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC
   Trabajo, Poder Y Control - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Doubles Economies - Maison des arts du Grütli, Geneva
   A Balea Negra. X Aniversario Do Marco - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
   Des Espaces Autres - La Box - École Nationale Superieure d´Art de Bourges, Bourges
   Busan Biennale 2012 - Garden of Leaning - The Busan Biennale, Busan
   The Hero, the Heroine and the Author. - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
   Number Three. From home to the factory. Works from the Centre national des arts plastiques, France - La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona
   Le Monde comme il bouge - La Brasserie, Foncquevillers
   Atlas Critique - Une carte blanche au peuple qui manque - Centre d'Art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux
   Sweet&Salt - Water and the Dutch - Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
   Making sense: contemporary LA photo artists - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

2011
   Accorachage - - Galerie Traversée, Munich (closed, 2012)
   Erschaute Bauten - Architektur Im Spiegel Zeitgenössischer Kunstfotografie - Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna
   Oceans and Campfires: Allan Sekula and Bruno Serralonguee - Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
   All I Can See is the Management - Gasworks, London
Description and image  Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Description  Site Inspection - The Museum on the Museum - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
   Not For Sale - Passage de Retz, Paris
   The Workers - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - MASSMoCA, North Adams, MA
Description  Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility - The Kitchen, New York City, NY
   Historias de la Vida Material / Stories of Material Life - Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres
   Antiphotojournalism - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
   SERIOUS GAMES - Krieg – Medien – Kunst - Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
Description and image  Performing the Document - - Galerie Traversée, Munich (closed, 2012)
Description and image  1979, a Monument to Radical Moments - La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona
   Angry - Young and Radical - Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

2010
   The Image In Question. War – Media – Art - Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA
Description  Politics of Art - National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens
Description and image  29° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
   The 6th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art - Media City Seoul - International Biennale of Media Art, Seoul
Description and image  Taipei Biennial 2010 - Taipei Biennial, Taipei
   Over and Over Again - Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk
   Antifotoperiodismo - La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona
   Make It New - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   POVOpeople - Foundation EDP, Electricity Museum, Lisbon
   Hinter der Vierten Wand - Fiktive Leben – Gelebte Fiktionen - - Generali Foundation, Vienna (closed, 2014)
Description  Malas Calles - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
   How Many Billboards? Art In Stead - MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, CA
   ... in a most dangerous manner - SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH
   Años 70. Fotografía y vida cotidiana - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla

2009
   Identité(s) / Territorialité(s) - FRAC - Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
   Liquid Archives – Notes on Relations, Ruptures and Silences - Platform3 - Räume für zeitgenössische Kunst, Munich
   Huésped. Colección MUSAC en Rosario - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (MACRo), Rosario
Description and image  Huésped. Colección Musac en el MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - MNBA, Buenos Aires
   Les Tubes - Le Quai, Angers
   Over and Over Again, 1989-2009 - Centennial Hall, Wroclaw
   Tiempo como materia. Colección MACBA. Nuevas incorporaciones - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona

2008
   Happy Together, an american dream - Centre d’Art Bastille - CAB, Grenoble
   EL ARCHIVO UNIVERSAL. La condición del documento y la utopía fotográfica moderna - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Street Art, Street Life - Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), New York City, NY
Description and image  Taipei Biennial 2008 - Taipei Biennial, Taipei
Description and image  DRAWN TOGETHER - Gruppenausstellung - - Galerie Traversée, Munich (closed, 2012)
Description and image  Translate: The Impossible Collection - Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk
   No Room - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   The Way Things are - CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art Torun, Torun
   Nicht Alles Tun - Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna
   Lost Paradise – Der Blick des Engels - Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
   MATRIX/REDUX - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
   Esto no es una exposición - Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte

2007
   In The Poem About Love You Don't Write The Word Love - Overgaden - Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen
   Información contra información - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
   Jano - La doble cara de la fotografía - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
   MACBA im Frankfurter Kunstverein - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
   Tomorrow - Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul
   Un Fair/trade - Die Kunst der Gerechtigkeit - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Description and image  Existencias - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
Description  10th International İstanbul Biennial - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Description and image  Documenta 12 - Documenta, Kassel
   Tactics of Resistance - Exhibition Centre Constantin Brancusi, Chisinau
   SAMMLUNG - - Generali Foundation, Vienna (closed, 2014)
   In the Poem about love you don´t write the word love - Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
   The California Files - Re-Viewing Side Effects of Cultural Memory - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Holy Damn It / On The Urgent Need For Radical Answers - Alkatraz gallery, Ljubljana
   "Reflections" - - Galerie Traversée, Munich (closed, 2012)
   For a Special Place: Documents and Works from the Generali Foundation Collection - Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York City, NY
   Private Americans in the Political Domain - San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
   World Factory - Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2006
   In The Poem About Love You Don't Write The Word Love - Artists Space, New York City, NY
   Peintres de la vie moderne Modern-life painters - Donation - Caisse des Dépôts' photograph collection - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Description  Busan Biennale 2006 - The Busan Biennale, Busan
   ...und so hat Konzept noch nie Pferd bedeutet - - Generali Foundation, Vienna (closed, 2014)
   Click Double Click - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
Description  American Matrix: Contemporary Directions for the Harn Museum Collection Part II - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   Los Angeles 1955-1985 The birth of an art capital - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Description  Geschichten, Geschichten - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
   Click Double click - Haus der Kunst München, Munich
   Dark Places - Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
   Carnets du Sous-Sol - Galerie Michel Rein, Paris

2005
   ARBEITSWELTEN - Museum in Progress, Vienna
   Looking at America - - Galerie Hohenlohe, Vienna (closed, 2008)
Description and image Badischer KunstvereinKRITISCHE GESELLSCHAFTEN TEIL IV - Ressources - Politics of Belief - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe Send message
   In-Formation - Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava
Description and image  Occupying Space - The Generali Collection - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Description and image  Covering the Real - Kunst und Pressebild, von Warhol bis Tillmans - Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
Description and image  Be what you want but stay where you are - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
   Facing the music - Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, CA
   heal the world - The Third Line - Dubai, Dubai
   Sharjah International Art Biennial 7 - Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
   Emergencies - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
Description and image Badischer KunstvereinKRITISCHE GESELLSCHAFTEN - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe Send message
   Making Things Public - Atmosphären der Demokratie - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
   Seducidos por el accidente - Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña
Description  Occupying Space - Sammlung Generali Foundation - Haus der Kunst München, Munich
Description  DIE REGIERUNG - Paradiesische Handlungsräume - Wiener Secession, Vienna
   La Photographie á l'Épreuve - IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne

2004
   How do we want to be governes? (Figure and Ground - Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
Description and image  SITUATIONS CONSTRUITES - attitudes - espace d'arts contemporains, Geneva
Description and image  utopia station: auf dem weg nach porto alegre - Haus der Kunst München, Munich
   De leur temps. Collections privées Francaises - MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing
Description and image  L´Ombre du temps - Jeu de Paume, Paris
Description  How do we want to be governed? - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   How Do We Want To Be Governed? - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Der zweite Blick - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig
   Health & Safety - Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk
   U-topia - FRAC - Centre, Orleans
Description and image  "The Big Nothing" - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
   Documentary - Fictions - CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona

2003
Description  Synopsis 3-Testimonies: Between Fiction and Reality - National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens
   Change of Values. Works from the ARCO Foundation Collection - EACC - Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellon de la Plana
   4 Miradas - Distrito 4 Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid
   Réalités. Collections sans frontiers II - Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
   Histoires Contemporaines - IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne
   fables de l'identité - Centre national de la photographie, Paris
Description and image  50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
   Vigovisións, 1986-2000 - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
   Imaxinando espazos, recreando realidades - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela

2002
   Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950 - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Description and image  Documenta 11 - Documenta, Kassel
Description  The Politics of Place - Bildmuseet, Umeå

2001
   Paradise in Search of a Future – Part II - Cepa Gallery, Buffalo, NY
   Yokohama 2001 - International Triennale of Contemporary Art - Yokohama Triennale Office, Tokyo
Description and image  Antagonismes... - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Trade - Waren, Wege und Werte im Welthandel heute - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
Description  Procesos Documentales... - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Ciudad abierta: Fotografía urbana 1950-2000 - Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao

2000
   Desert & Transit - Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Leipzig
Description  Flight Patterns - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
   Desert & Transit - Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel

1999
   Liverpool Biennial 1999 - Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool

1997
   InSite97 - inSite, San Diego, CA

1993
   Trade Routes - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
   Whitney Biennial - Whitney Biennial, New York City, NY

1984
   Art and Ideology - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

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France

 Michel Rein Paris, Paris

USA

 Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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Austria

 T-B A21 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

France

 FRAC - Franche-Comté, Besançon
 FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen
 FRAC - Bretagne, Châteaugiron
 FRAC - Centre, Orleans
 IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne

Greece

 National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens

Poland

 Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk

Portugal

 Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão

Spain

 Cal Cego - Colleccion de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona
 Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
 Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
 Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
 Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla

Switzerland

 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

USA

 Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
 MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
 Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

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