SWOON

Born 1977, New London, Connecticut

Raised in Daytona Beach, Florida

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1998–2001

Lives and works in Brooklyn

AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Finalist 2019

Present Project – International Artist Residency – Hawaii, September 2014

SGC International Community Engagement Award 2011 Creative Time Global Residency Grant 2010/2011

Boomerang Grant 2010


Creative Time Grant 2009


Town House Gallery, Cairo, Residency, February-March, 2009

Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship 2007

Evolutionaere-Zellen Grant 2004

COLLECTIONS


Museum of Modern Art


MoMA P.S. 1

Brooklyn Museum of Art


Tudor Investments


Tate Modern


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Deitch Projects


Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

DIA Detroit Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Art

SELECTED PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS

2019

Upcoming: Title TBD, MUCA, Munich, Germany

Upcoming: Title TBD, Fluctuart, Paris, France

“Every Portrait is a Vessel”, Treason Gallery, Seattle, Washington, March 2019

American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, March 2019

Tandem Press Printmaking Residency, Madison, Wisconsin, February 2019

“SWOON”, Galerie Henrik Springmann, Freiburg, Germany, January 2019

2018

“Raggedy Hecate and the Memory Box”, solo exhibition, Chandran Gallery, San Francisco, December 2018

“Catastrophe and the Power of Art”, Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan October 2018

“Mirari Minima”, SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan, October 2018

“Swoon ‘New Works’”, Galerie LJ, Paris, France, September 2018

Mural Arts Philadelphia/Porch Light Program, April 2018

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, March 2018

2017

“The Canyon” CAC, Cincinnati, OH, Retrospective, September 2017

Allouche Gallery, New York, New York, “To Accompany Something Invisible” April 2017

Skissernas Museum, Sweden, site-specific installation and collaboration with The Million Person Project “Haven” January 2017

2016

Tandem Press Printmaking Residency, Madison, Wisconsin November 2016

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI, “Thalassa” September 2016

Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI site-specific installation, “The Light After” September 2016

Parrish Museum Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, “Hickory” May 2016

MIMA Museum, Brussels, site-specific installation, “City Lights” March 2016

2015

Witch-Wife, collaborative site specific installation with Monica Canilao Chandran Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015

Commission, Facebook Headquarters, October 2015

Open Source, city wide exhibition created in collaboration with Philadelphia Mural Arts, Jessica Radovich, and Heather Box, Philadelphia, 2015

New Orleans Airlift, Music Box Project, March 2015

2014

Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY - “Submerged Motherlands”, site-specific installation, April 2014

Djerbahood, Tunisia, North Africa, August 2014

Wynwood Walls, Mural Project, Miami, Florida, December 2014

2013

Galerie Jeudy, Paris, France - “Motherlands" solo exhibition, November 2013

Toronto, Ontario - “Nuit Blanche”, group show, October 2013.

Museum de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico - ‘Zona Urbana’, group show, July 2013.

State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota Fine Art Gallery, Brandenton, Florida - ‘Petrichor’, solo exhibition, February 2013.

2012


Black Rat Projects, London, England - ‘Wunderkammer’, group show, November 2012.

Prague, Czech Republic - ‘Stuck on the City’, group show, October 2012.

2nd Annual Ural Biennial, Ekaterinburg, Russia - group show, September 2012.

Dithyrambalina, New Orleans, LA - Group sculpture.

Snow Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan, “Honeycomb”, solo exhibition, April 2012

2011


Black Rat, London, England, - ‘Murmuration’, December 2011.

Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, - ‘Inside Out Outside In’, group exhibition, August 2011.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachussettes, - 'Anthropocene' solo exhibition, August 2011.

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, - 'Thalassa' commissioned sculpture, June 2011.

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, - 'Art in the Streets', group exhibition, April 2011.

Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, - solo exhibition, February 2011.

2010

Black Rat Projects, London, - 'Small Acts of Resistance Group Exhibit', November 2010.

Galerie L.J, Paris, - 'Fata Morgana', October 2010.

NYC Parks Department and Urban Art Projects, Brooklyn, New York, -'Konbit Park Sculpture', May 2010.

Philagrafika, The Graphic Unconscious, Philadelphia, January 2010.

2009


Threshold, Tokyo, October 2009.


Urban-Art Info, Berlin, –“Squinches and Pendentives”, collaborative installation with Ben Wolf, September 2009

NuART, Stavanger Norway, September 2009.


Venice Biennale, - 'Swimming Cities of Serenissima', June 2009.

Town House Gallery, Cairo, Residency, February-March, 2009.

‘The Influencers’ Group exhibition, Barcelona, February, 2009.


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Fresh Talk Lecture Series, Washington DC October, 2016

Loeb Fellowship Anniversary keynote speech, Harvard GSD, 2015