Biographie / Biography

1992-2004
Geboren in Chicago, lebte und arbeitete in New York, gestorben in New York, USA

Born in Chicago, lived and worked in New York, died in New York, USA
2000
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA
1999
The Robert Lepper Distinguished Lecture in Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon School of Art, USA
1999
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, USA
1996
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA
1995
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York, USA

Preise und Auszeichnungen / Awards and Distinctions

1997
Cityarts, New York, 29th Annual Award (jointly with Nancy Spero),
1996
Hiroshima Art Prize (Jointly with Nancy Spero),
1995
Visual Art Award, National Foundation of Jewish Culture, New York, USA
1992
Dickinson College Arts Award,

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Leon Golub: Portrita of Power, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2015
Leon Golub Riot, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, USA

Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (travelling exhibition)
2014
Danse Macabre, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich

Leon Golub & Nancy Spero, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2013
Leon Golub - Mercenaries Ii And Napalm Gates , Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
2012
Staedel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
2011
Leon Golub, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS, Madrid, Spain

Live + Die like a Lion?, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands

Leon Golub, William Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
2010
Live + Die like a Lion?, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

Live + Die like a Lion?, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Leon Golub: Late Drawings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
2008
Did It!, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
2006
Leon Golub, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Leon Golub – We love our leader, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA
2004
Leon Golub, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
2003
Leon Golub: Does Art Bite?, International Center of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Slovénia

Leon Golub: Recent Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

Léon Golub - Peintures récentes, Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France

Leon Golub, Crown Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Leon Golub - New Works, William Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Paintings and Drawings, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA
2001
Leon Golub, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY

Leon Golub - Paintings: 1950-2000, Albrighth Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Leon Golub paintings 1950 - 2000, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
2000
Leon Golub - Echoes of the real, SLG South London Gallery, London, UK

LEON GOLUB - Trans + Kaputt, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria

Leon Golub: Paintings 1950 - 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland

Leon Golub - Paintings and drawings 1988-1999, S.M.A.K. (Stedelik Museum voor Actuelle Kunst), Gent, Belgium

Leon Golub, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
1999
Leon Golub, While the Crime is Blazing: Paintings and Drawings, 1994-Present, Bucknell Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania, USA; travelling to: Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA Saidye Bronfman Centre, Canada,Arthur A. Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, USA

Leon Golub: Selected Works from The Broad Art Foundation, The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
1998
Image Violence II, European Workshop of Arts and Culture Hellerau, Dresden (Installation), Germany

Time's Up, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
1996
Leon Golub: Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Sanguinary, Installation, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

Leon Golub, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY, USA
1995
Violence Zone: The Weimar Installation, Orangerie Schloss Belvedere, Weimar, Germany

Update, installation for exhibition, Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, Residenzgalerie, Salzburg, Austria
1994
War and Memory, Leon Golub/ Nancy Spero retrospective exhibition 1950's-94, American Center, Paris; List Visual Arts Center, M.I.T., Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

Leon Golub. Neue Bilder, Barbara Gross Galerie, München, Germany
1992
Leon Golub - Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
1991
Leon Golub: Political Portraits, Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (closed, 2011)

Leon Golub: World Wide, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA
1990
Leon Golub: Figurative Paintings, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL, USA
1989
Leon Golub: New Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
1988
Leon Golub - Selected paintings, 1967-1986, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1987
Leon Golub, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Leon Golub, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
1985
Golub, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA

Leon Golub, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, USA

Leon Golub: Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
1984
Golub, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY, USA
1983
Leon Golub: Mercenaries and Interrogations, Blaffer Gallery - The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Leon Golub / MATRIX 59, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
1982
Leon Golub: Mercenaries and Interrogations, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London, UK
1957
Leon Golub: New Paintings, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London, UK

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
COPIED, Andre Roth Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Trop Human, Musée International de la Croix-Rougeet du Croissant-Rouge, Geneva, Switzerland

A Chronicle of Interventions, Tate Modern, London, UK

Vielfalt Statt Einfalt. 20 Jahre Artothek , Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault , Artists Space, New York City, NY, USA
2013
Mínima resistencia , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Jew York , Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York City, NY, USA

Memphis Social , Apexart, New York City, NY, USA

Salon du Dessin 2013 , Galerie de France, Paris, France

E-motion - Bernard Massini collection , Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
2012
Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England, UK

Fighting Men, Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, USA

Newtopia, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, France

Group Shoe, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NY

Jack Helgesen Family Collection / Archeology of the Image, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway

Leon Golub | David Schutter | Michael Wutz, Aurel Scheibler / ScheiblerMitte, Berlin, Germany

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL, USA
2011
Leon Golub / Nancy Spero, Galeria Pilar Serra (former Estiarte), Madrid, Spain

Sex Drive, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, USA

Familienbande, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany

Surveyor, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2010
The Way it Wasn't (Celebrating ten years of castillo/corrales, Paris), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism, The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NY, USA

Tamarind Touchstones, UNM Art Museum - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Figures in Chicago Imagism, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL, USA

Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY,

PAPYROPHILIA, Charlie Smith London, London, UK
2009
MOCA´s First Thirty Years, MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Paint Made Flesh, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

Paint Made Flesh, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, USA

BLACK&WHITEWORKS, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY, USA

Great Impressions II, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Paint Made Flesh, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, USA
2008
Alex Rosenberg: Collector and Patron, Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA, USA

Reflections, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Close Encounters: Facing the Future, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts, Washington, DC, USA

Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NY, USA

Artists in Depth, Works from the MCA Collection - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL, USA

That Was Then...This Is Now, MoMA PS1, New York City, NY, USA

Monumental proportions, ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA

Intimacies of Distant War, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, USA

Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, USA

Drawing Review: 37 Years of Works on Paper, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY, USA

Love, Love, Love, Martos Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

HERE AND NOW. PART I, REGINAGALLERY, Moscow, Russia
2007
death & love in MODERN TIMES, Dinter Fine Art, New York City, NY, USA

This Place is Ours!, Recent Acquisitions at the Academy - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA

War and Discontent, MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Group Show, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
2006
Neuerwerbungen für die Sammlung 2006, Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

Under the Skin , Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

Fantastic Politics, Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974 - 1984, Grey Art Gallery, New York travelling to: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA
2005
Contemporary Erotic Drawing, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA

Toward the Future- Throughh the Eyes of the Artists, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

The Disasters of War: From Goya to Golub, Ezra and Cecile Zikha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middeltown, USA
2004
utopia station: auf dem weg nach porto alegre, Haus der Kunst München, Munich, Germany

Artists Interrogate: Politics and War, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Love / Hate. From Magritte to Cattelan, Villa Manin. Centro d'arte contemporanea, Codroipo (UD), Spain

En Guerra, CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Laocoonte devorado - Arte y violencia política, ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2003
Das Recht des Bildes, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Anxiety, CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY, USA

50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Independence, SLG South London Gallery, London, UK

Leon Golub & Nancy Spero, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria

Recent Acquisitions to the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland

Ameri©an Dre@m: A Survey, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY, USA

War (What Is It Good for?), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL, USA

M_ARS - Art and War, Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
2002
Leon Golub - Nancy Spero , Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany

Reconfiguration, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China

Markers, Outdoor Banner Project, Venice Biennale, Italy

International Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland
2001
Confrontations : Léon Golub - Antoine Poncet, Roseline Granet - Peter Saul, Piko, Darthea Speyer, Paris, France

Vital forms - American Art in the anatomic age, 1940-1960, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA

Summer Exhibition 2001, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY, USA

49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Looking Forward Looking Black, Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Out of the Fifties - Into the Sixties: Six Figurative Expressionists, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

Look Out, PM Gallery & House, London, UK
2000
Summer Exhibition, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY, USA

Anableps, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy

Threads of Dissent, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA

The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982-2000, Exit Art, New York City, NY (closed, 2012)

Open Ends: Contemporary Art from 1960 - 2001, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Kwangju Biennale 2000, Art and Human Rights Section, Korea
1999
Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, George Moore, La Sala Nacional de Exposiciones, Parque Cuscatlan, San Salvador, El Salvador. Travelling to: Instituto de rtes Graficos de Oaxaca, Mexico

The Mix - Permanent Collection and Loans, ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

To the Rescue - Eight Artists in an Archive, ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY, USA

The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982-2000, Exit Art, New York, USA

The American Century, Art and Culture, Part II 1950-2000, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Torn Apart, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

A Sangre y Fuego, Espai D’art Contemprani de Castello, Valencia, Spain
1998
Amnesty International Benefit Drawing Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Billboard: Art on the Road, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - MASSMoCA, North Adams, MA, USA

Regard Noir, Bibliotheque National de France, Paris, France
1997
Views from Abroad-European Perspectives on American Art 3, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Envisioning the Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

do it, 1997 - 2000, a travelling exhibition conceived and curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and organized and circulated by Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI), New York, USA
1996
Multiple Identity: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, USA, travelling to: National Gallery, Washington D.C., USA; Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, Greece; Museu d’ Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain; Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany

Art in Chicago 1945-1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1995
Sniper's Nest: Art That Has Lived with Lucy R. Lippard, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Notes in Time: Leon Golub & Nancy Spero, Center for Art and Visual Culture, Baltimore, MD

Leon Golub/Adrian Piper - New Work/Cornered, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX

Glaube Hoffnung Liebe Tod, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria

Stones & Voices, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Revtlungen, Germany

25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, USA

Risarcimento: Artisti contemporanei per gli Uffizi, Uffizi Gallery,Florence, Italy

4 x 1 im Albertinum, Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
1994
Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
1993
Palle, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy

Der zerbrochene Spiegel. Positionen zur Malerei heute, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

On Paper: The Figure in Twentieth Century American Art, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

Der zerbrochene Spiegel. Positionen zur Malerei heute, Kunsthalle wien project space karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

Visiones paralelas. Artistas modernos y arte marginal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
1992
Pour la suite du monde, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Slow Art/ Painting in New York Now, MoMA PS1, New York City, NY, USA
1991
Act-Up Benefit Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
1990
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY, USA
1988
Mortality Tales: History Painting in the 1980’s, Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Social Club, Exit Art, New York City, NY (closed, 2012)
1987
Print Exhibition: Illinois Prints, 1950-1987, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA

documenta 8, Documenta, Kassel, Germany

CONCRETE CRISIS: Urban Images of the 1980s, Exit Art, New York City, NY (closed, 2012)

State Of The Art: Ideas And Images In The 1980s, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London, UK
1986
75th American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
1985
XIII BIENNALE DE PARIS, Biennale de Paris, France (closed)

Victors and Victims: Artists’ Responses to War from Antiquity through the Vietnam Era, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA
1984
Confrontations, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
1983
Terminal New York, Brooklyn Army Terminal, New York City, NY, USA

Whitney Biennial 1983, Whitney Biennial, New York City, NY, USA

New Work New York, Newcastle Salutes New York - University Gallery and Baring Wing - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
1981
Figures, forms and expressions, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

The Monumental Show, Gowanus Memorial Art Yard, New York City, NY, USA
1977
10 Downtown: 10 Years, MoMA PS1, New York City, NY, USA

Recent Portraiture, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL , USA
1968
The Obsessive Image 1960-1968, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London, UK
1964
documenta 3, Documenta, Kassel, Germany
1962
65th Annual American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
1959
American Painting and Sculpture 63rd Annual, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Out of the Ordinary, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, USA

New Images of Man, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA
1958
Leon Golub/Nancy Spero, Indiana University, IN, USA
1955
Ten American Collectors, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Sammlungen (Auswahl) / Collections (Selection)

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH, USA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
University Art Museum University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, USA
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL, USA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, USA
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation - ESKFF, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Samek Art Gallery , Lewisburg, PA, USA
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, USA
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN, USA
Tate Britain, London, England
National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
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