Andrea Bowers

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Born 1965, Wilmington, OH
1992 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1987 BFA, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021
TBA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)

2020
Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
Grief and Hope, Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Think of Our Future, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2019
Light and Gravity, Weserburg Museum, Bremen, Germany
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2018
Open Secret, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
Disrupting and Resisting, kauffman repetto, Milan, Italy

2017
Andrea Bowers and Marcos Erre, Westmont Ridley Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Womxn Workers of the World Unite! CAC– Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Hammer Projects: Andrea Bowers, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2016
Triumph of Labor, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
The United States v. Tim DeChristopher, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Sanctuary, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Whose Feminism Is It Anyway? Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2015
Self-Determination, kaufmann repetto, Milan

2014
In Situ 1- Andrea Bowers, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

2013
Cultivating the Courage to Sin, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin
Transformer Display For Community Fundraising: Phase 4. Collaboration with Olga Koumoundouros, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2012
Help the Work Along, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

2011
The New Women’s Survival Guide, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Ni Una Muerte Mas, curated by Anna Karestsi, Project Room, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Transformer Display of Community Information and Activation, Collaboration with Olga Koumoundouros, Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
Transformer Display For Community Fundraising: Version 2, Collaboration with Olga Koumoundouros, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2010
The Political Landscape, Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

2009
Mercy Mercy Me, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
An Eloquent Woman, Praz-Devallade, Paris
Your Donations Do Our Work: Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA

2008
Sanctuary, Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Weight of Relevance, ZKM/Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

2007
The Weight of Relevance, The Power Plant, Toronto, curated by Gregory Burke The Weight of Relevance, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
The Weight of Relevance, Wiener Secession, Vienna

2006
Nothing is Neutral: Andrea Bowers, curated by Eungie Joo, REDCAT, Los Angeles (traveling to: ArtPace, San Antonio, TX; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO Vows, Halle für Kunst, e. V., Lüneburg, Germany)
Eulogies to One and Another, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Your Whole Fucking Culture Alienates Me, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Letters to an Army of Three, curated by Mary Leclère Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Andrea Bowers: All the World is Waiting for You, curated by Andrea Inselmann, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2005
Culture of Choice, Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany

2004
Soft Blockades Part 2, Magazin 4, Voralberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
Soft Blockades, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York

2003
Magical Politics, Chouakri Brahms, Berlin

2002
Virtual Arena, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York (catalogue)
From Mouth to Ear, Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles
Box with Dance of Its Own Making, Chouakri Brahms, Berlin

2001
Democracy’s Body – Dance Dance Revolution, Art 32 Basel, Art Statements, Basel, presented by Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York

2000
Intimate Strangers, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
I Need a Hero, Institute of Visual Arts (INOVA), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
One and the Same Body, ARCO Project Room, Madrid

1999
Moving Equilibrium, Sara Meltzer’s on view, New York

1998
Spectacular Appearances, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1997
Spectacular Appearances in the Food Court, a project with the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica Place Mall, Santa Monica, CA
Spanish Box, Santa Monica, CA

1994
Damaged Goods, Bliss, Pasadena, CA

1993
FOOD HOUSE, Santa Monica, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2020
Drawing 2020, Gladstone Gallery, NY
What is Nature?, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
Permanent Collection, National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece
Don’t Let This Be Easy, Walker Art Center, Minneaplis, MN
Thiebaud Centennial Exhibition, Manetti Shrem Museum, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
F as in Frank, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Citizenship, MCA Denver, Denver, CO
Time for Outrage! Artistic Positions in Times of Social Change, Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Conversational Spirits, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Vielmetter 20 year Anniversary
, Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
The Condition of Being Addressable, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, Kaufmann Repetto Gallery, NY

2019
Inaugural Exhibition, Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
F-Bomb, Daniel Arts Center, Bard College, NY
In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The Warmth of Other Suns, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
United by Aids, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
How the Light Gets In, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Damn! The Defiant, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
STORIES: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
Queer California: Untold Stories, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2018
The Street. Where The World Is Made, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy
Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
West by Midwest, MCA Chicago, IL
After Posada: Revolution, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
The Un-Heroic Act. Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the US, Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, New York, NY
Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Artists and Their Books/ Books and Their Artists, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Art & Activism: Drawing the Line, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
Mis(missing) information, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Agora, The High Line, New York, NY
Power to the People. Political Art Now, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Nothing Stable under Heaven, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
¡¿Welcome?!, Manetti Shrem Museum, University of California, Davis, CA
Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal, curated by Ciara Ennis and Jennifer Vanderpool, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA

2017
Really?, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Marching to the Beat, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Women to the Front: Works from the Miller Meigs Collection, Lumber Room, Portland, OR
I Plan to Stay a Believer, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Graphic Witness, Drawing Room, London
Resistance Training, curated by Glen Helfand, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Occupancy, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, MA
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York
The Intersectional Self, The 8th Floor, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York
La Terra Inquieta, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Triennale di Milano
“Political Intent” and “Beyond Limits,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection, MoMA, New York

2016
The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Displacement: Symbols and Journeys, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York
The Gildless Age, curated by Denise Johnson, Torrence Art Museum, Torrence, CA
Andrea Bowers: Sanctuary, curated by Sofia Hernandez Chong Chuy, Bronx Museum, New York
Let There Be Light, curated by Jens Hoffman, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2015
A Sign Only Has to Serve as a Sign, Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI
A Voice Remains, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna
When Artists Speak Truth, The 8th Floor, New York
The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
Words, Words, Words, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Citizen, Tate Modern, London
Agritprop!, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Drip friheten! Take Liberty!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
Pace Gems, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX
The Sunken Living Room, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy, The Drawing Center, New York
L’avenir (looking forward), curated by Gregory Burke, Peggy Gale, Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctt, La Biennale de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Post-Picasso: Contemporary Artists Responses to his Life and Art, Museu Picasso, Barcelona
If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America,” USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA; traveled to Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX

2013
Arctic, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Utah Biennial of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Cori Redstone, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Mundo, UT
Selections from the Grunwald Center and the Hammer Contemporary Collection, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
The Past is Present, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2012
The Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
The Black Whale, MARCO de Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Make Liverpool a City of Sanctuary, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England
No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Drawn from Photography, curated by Claire Gilman, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
Malas Artes, Galeria Nieves Fernandes, Madrid
Audience as Subject, Part 2: Extra Large, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Go Tell In On The Mountain, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent, Marginal Utility, Philadelphia, PA
Femmescapes, Lenore Pereira & Rich Niles private gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Living Years: Art after 1989, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2011
Nothing Beside Remains, collaboration with Shizu Sadamando, L.A.N.D., Marfa, TX
Why I Never Became a Dancer, Sammlung Goetz at Haus der Kunst, Munich
I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Greater LA, curated by Benjamin Godsill, Elanor Cayre and Joel Mesler, PS1, Brooklyn, NY
Drawn from Photography, curated by Claire Gilman, The Drawing Center, New York
Alles Kannibalen?, Me-Collector’s Room, Berlin
Audience as Subject, Part 2: Extra Large, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
In Process, Ann 330 Gallery, Los Angeles
Word Is…., CSULA Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles

2010
The Last Newspaper, New Museum, New York
Everything is Political, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Supernatural, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles
In the Balance: art for a changing world, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
The Artists Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Politics of Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Sisters, Brothers & Others, Claremont University East Gallery, Claremont, CA
The Seventh House, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
The Road to Hell is Paved, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles
Cycle 8: Stowaways, The Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, Spain, curated by Elke Krystufek, part of the exhibition series PASSWORDS, New Representation of Femininity
Love in a Cemetary, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA

2009
Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Fight the Power, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy: Your Donations Do Our Work, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA (two-person show)

2008
Wunderkrammer Lüneburg, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
California Biennial 2008, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Progress, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
nach/sichten. Video works from the Goetz Collection, curated by Sabine Himmelsbach and Stephan Urbaschek, Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Proyecto Civico / Civic Project, curated by Lucia Sanroman and Ruth Estevez, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, Mexico
Memory is your image of perfection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the MCA San Diego, curated by Rachel
Kent and Dr. Stephanie Hanor Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art and Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
We Remember The Sun, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Amateurs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA,
La Mirada Iracunda / The Furious Gaze, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Gasteiz, Spain
Small Things End, Great Things Endure, curated by Jill Dawsey and Maria Del Carmen Carrion, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Furious Gaze, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2007
Read me! Text in Art, The Armory Center, Los Angeles Radical Hospitality, The Suburban, Chicago
Nothing Moments Projects, curated by Steven Hull and Tami Demaree, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
space.gaze.desire, curated by Sanne Kofod Olsen, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Netherlands
Resistance is..., curated by Tina Kukielski, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
OHIO, Gahlberg Gallery, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Encore, curated by Huey Copeland and Hannah Feldman, Gallery 40000, Chicago
Classe de Danse, curated by Alessio Fransoni and Ilari Valbonesi, Madonna fust Galerie, Bern, Switzerland
The California Files: Re-Viewing Side Effects of Cultural Memory, curated by Ariane Beyn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Tanzen Sehen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Seigen, Germany
The Evil, curated by Raimar Stange, Galerie Gebr Lehmann, Dresden, Germany

2006
Personal Affairs, Morsbroich Museum, Leverkusen, Germany
Particulate Matter, curated by Glen Helfand, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
20 jahre NAK, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Prevailing Climate, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
First Artist Defines Meaning, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Human Game: Winners and Losers, curated by Francesco Bonami, Maria Luisa Frisa, and Stefano Tonchi Fondazione Pitti Discovery, Florence, Italy
This is Not a Love Song, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
Anticipation, curated by Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Art for our sake!, Bard College, Annendale-on-Hudson, NY
Welcome Home, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Jump Cut—Nights, (a symposium on choreographic structures in moving images) and “Videoperformance—stories told through movement”, curated by Georg Elben Cinema of Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

2005
Monuments for the USA, curated by Ralph Rugoff, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, traveling to White Columns, New York
REALIT;-)T, curated by Andreas Meier with Dr. Stephan Urbaschek, Sammlung Goetz, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Switzerland
Touch of Evil, Gallery Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
The Last Christmas, Mehdi Chouakri, Riverside Wall, Berlin
Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
Mary Goldman, Los Angeles
Old News, curated by Jacob Fabricius, LACE, Los Angeles
New Tapestries, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training (screening), Kunsthalle Basel, Art/Film, Art/ 36/Basel, Switzerland
Fast Forward, Media Art from the Goetz Collection, Conde Duque Centro Cultural, Madrid

2004
100 Artists See God, curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston traveling to The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
Whitney Biennial, curated by Chrissie Iles, Shamim Momin, and Debra Singer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Dance Dance Revolution, curated by Matthew Lyons & Lanka Tattersall, The Leroy Neiman Gallery Columbia University, New York
Victory 2004, Ronald Felman, New York
kurzdavordanach, curated by von Wilhelm Schürmann, Die Photographische Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
Vieja Gloria, film screening, University of Illinois, Chicago
The Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, New York
Drawings, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2003
Fast Forward: Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Media Works from the Goetz Collection between Ethno-Narration and Formal Innovation, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Conde Duque Centro Cultural, Madrid (catalogue)
Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Yard: An exhibition about the private landscape that surrounds suburban domestic architect, curated by Robyn Donohue and Alyson Baker, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Extended Play: Art Remixing Music, curated by Simon Rees, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
C.O.L.A. 2003, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles
Conversations, curated by Connie Butler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2002
Videodrome II, curated by Dan Cameron, Anne Barlow, Johanna Burton and Anne Ellegood
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
Time-Share, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop, curated by Simon Wallis, Tate Liverpool, England
DV Noir: Video Art from Under the Shadow of Hollywood”, curated by Rodolfo Sanchez, Museum at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA (catalogue)
LA On My Mind: Recent Acquisitions from MOCA’s Collection, curated by Michael Darling, MOCA @ The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
Gallery Group Show, Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles
New Heimat, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Retake, curated by Susanne Titz and Ulrike Groos, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (catalogue)
Untitled (Bowers, Hamilton, Schwarz, Steinfeld), curated by Christine Bisetto and Steffen Boddeker, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

2001
Casino 2001, curated by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Ghent, Belgium (catalogue)
Everybody Now, curated by Katy Siegel, The Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York
Subject Plural, curated by Paola Morsiani, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX False Start, curated by Cecilia Brunson, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2000
Video Take, Stuc en Hedendaagse Kunsten, De Openabare Bibliotheek, Leuven, Belgium Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Film & Video, curated by Amy Cappellazzo, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; PBICA, Palm Beach, FL Radar Love, curated by David Pagel, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
Game On!, curated by Sara Meltzer, essay by Jenelle Porter and Conny Purtill, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Moving Pictures, Galerie Tommy Lund, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999
Painting: Fore and Aft, ACME, Los Angeles
Drawing the Line, curated by Kirk Delman, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Venus, curated by Habib Kheradyar, Arc, Vienna
Motion Studies, curated by Michael Darling, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Living Theatre, curated by Diana Thater and Hildegund Amanshauser, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (catalogue)
Video Cult/tures, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
More Than Meets the Eye,curated by Wilhelm Schuermann, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
Transfer, curated by Rosanne Alstatt, Videonale-Intermezzo, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
I’m the Boss of Myself, curated by Sara Meltzer, Sara Meltzer’s on view, New York
Me Mine, curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
Group Exhibition, curated by Susie Allen for Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Atlantic VIP Lounge, Newark Airport, Newark, NJ

1998
Unfinished History, curated by Francesco Bonami, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (catalogue)
Guarene Arte 98, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’arte, Turin, Italy (catalogue) Ohio, (two person show with Sam Durant) Dogenhaus, Berlin
Time Dilates, Three Day Weekend, New York
Kamikaze, curated by Monica Bonvicini, Marstall, Berlin
Phoenix Triennial, curated by David Rubin, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ (catalogue) In the Polka Dot Kitchen, curated by Sally Elesby and Anne Ayres, Otis Gallery and Armory Center, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Love at the End of the Tunnel, or the Beginning of a Smart New Day, curated by Marilu Knode Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA (catalogue)
Wings of Desire, curated by Michelle Guy, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Three Day Weekend, curated by Dave Muller, Los Angeles
Youth Studies, curated by Brad Spence, POSTdowntown, Los Angeles

1997
Places That Are Elsewhere, curated by Diana Thater, David Zwirner Gallery, New York
Quartzose, curated by Michael Darling, Galleri Tommy Lund, Copenhagen Hot Coffee, curated by Thomas Lawson, Artists Space, New York
The Summer of Love, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York

1996
Space Space, curated by Stephen Hartzog, POST, Los Angeles
True.BLISS, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Trying/Pattern, Chance, a project by Art Center College, Whisky Pete’s, NV Open House, curated by John O’Brien, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
Ether, curated by Michelle Guy, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Report from Spring Training, Spanish Box, Santa Barbara, CA

1995
Neotoma, Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles Redevelopment, curated by Stephen Hartzog & Rick Pirro
Couldn’t Get Ahead, curated by Adam McEwen, Independent Artists Space, London (catalogue)
Three Day Weekend Takes an Extended Working Vacation, In Rezone at Diverse Works, Houston, TX
People-Going Places-Doing Things, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago
Pretty, FOOD HOUSE, Santa Monica, CA

1994
Thanks—The Works Is Not For Sale But Up For Barter, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles
Dave’s Not Here, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles
Thanks Again, FOOD HOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
Bad Girls, curated by Marcia Tucker, New Museum, New York (catalogue)
The Power of Positive Thinking, curated by Sam Durant, FOOD HOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
Second Skin, curated by Charles LaBelle, Espace, San Francisco, CA
Utter Realities, curated by Randy Sommer, Cerritos College Fine Art Gallery, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
PARANOID, co-organized by Sam Durant, M*Y*T*H* Series at the Brewery, Los Angeles

1993
Loose Slots, curated by Richard Kuhlenshmidt, Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV
Melancholic Consolation and Cynicism, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Thank You, FOOD HOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
Public & Private Pleasure, curated by Lauren Lesko, Nomadic Sites, Los Angeles
Cherry Bomb, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Heaven Missing, Jose Freire Gallery, New York
FOOD HOUSE Visits the Art Store Gallery, curated by FOOD HOUSE, The Art Store, Los Angeles
Imp of the Perverse, curated by Alisa Tager, Sally Hawkins Gallery, New York

1992
Skinned Eyes/Skin Dye, curated by Tyler Stallings, The Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles
The FAR Bazaar, Foundation for Art Resources Inc., Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles
Good Design, organized by Jorge Pardo & Pae White, Nomadic Sites, Pasadena, CA
Afterthought, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1991
Window on L.A., curated by David Pagel, L.A. Art Fair, Los Angeles
Tales From The Creeps, Marc Richards Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

Performances

1993
Indignant Fairy, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

1991
Cafeteria, The Other 45 Minutes, Los Angeles

 

Grants and Awards

2011
Anonymous Was a Woman, Grant Recipient
Art Matters, Grant Recipient

2010
FOCAFellowship, Grant Recipient

2009
The California Community Foundation Arts Fellowship
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Grant Recipient 2008 United States Artists Broad Fellow
Contemporary Collectors: Orange County, Fellowship
The Durfee Foundation, Grant Recipient

2003
City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Fellowship Recipient for Visual Arts

1998
Nominee, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’arte Prize
WESTAF/NEA, Regional Fellowship for Visual Arts in Sculpture

 

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2020
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2019
Ye, Fiona. “New exhibition ‘In Plain Sight’ powerfully brings unheard voices into public sphere,” The Daily, November 27
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2018
Lambie, Mark. “El Paso artists’ sweet creations of pan dulce casts benefit Annunciation House,” El Paso Times, July 27
Lynch, Scott. “Check Out All This New Art & Insane Crowding On The High Line,” Gothamist, April 27
Misner, Rebecca. “San Francisco Now,” Condé Nast Traveler, March 5
Shaw, Anny. “Trump: the first year,” The Art Newspaper, January 10

2017
Cem Menguc, Murat. “Radical Art from the Past Decade, from Tahrir Square to Recife.” Hyperallergic, July 20
Woodward, Josef. “A compelling exhibition with a timely relevance, ‘Bowers/ERRE, So Close and So Far’ presents an artful take on border and immigration issues” Art Review,
February 24
Smith, William S. “The Neighbors, part two, in two parts: Sanctuary: Andrea Bowers and Home: Andrea Aragón.” Art in America, February 22
Binlot, Ann. “UNTITLED Takes on San Francisco for First Time.” artnet, January 13
Mitter, Siddhartha. “’People Have Beek Kind of Slapped Awake: Urgent New Art Show Shines a Light on Immigration. The Village Voice, January 4

2016
Barrie, Lita. “Andrea Bowers’ Activist Aesthetics: ‘Triumph Of Labor’ At Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Huffington Post, July 7
Knight, Christopher. “Review: Art meets activism in Andrea Bowers’ ‘Triumph of Labor’ at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.” Los Angeles Time, June 17
Chamberlain, Colby. “Reviews: Andrea Bowers.” Artforum, May
Bruney, Gabrielle. “Stunning Portraits Spotlight Trans Women Activists of Color.” The Creators Project, Vice, February 22
Scott, Andrea K. “American Beauty.” The New Yorker, March 28
Cotter, Holland. “Andrea Bowers, ‘Whose Feminism Is It Anyway?’” The New York Times, March 17
Dunne, Carey. “The Transgender Women Activists of Color in Andrea Bowers’ Iconic Photos.” Hyperallergic, March 10
Davis, Ben. “Andrea Bowers Fights for Transgender Icons in New Chelsea Show.” ARTnews, February 24

2015
The Bottom Line, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Gent, Belgium
Gordon, Larry, “California Colleges See Surge in Efforts to Unionize Adjunct Faculty.” Los Angeles Times, January 3
Basha, Regine. “La Biennale de Montral: Lavenir (looking forward).” Modern Painters, January
Deleu, Sylvain. “Art Basel Switzerland Announce their 2015 Gallery Lineup.” artlyst, March 3 “Group Exhibition A Voice Remains to Open at Pippy Houlsworth Gallery.” artlyst, April 24 Purseglove, Laura. “Art Review: A Voice Remains Pippy Houldsworth Gallery Reactivating the Revolution.” artlyst, April 30
Glentzer, Molly. “Provacative Show Examines Immigration.” Houston Chronicle, May 10 Kirsch, Corinna. “Art teachers paid the same as McDonalds workers.” The Art Newspaper, July 2
Ricciardi, Nicola. “Nothing is neutral: an interview with Andrea Bowers.” Mousse Magazine, February

2014
Knight, Christopher. “Year in Review: Christopher Knights Best Art Shows of 2014.” Los Angeles Times, December 19
Bowers, Andrea. “Feminists.” Art in America, December
Smith, William S. “SITElines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes.” Art in America, November Cooper, Ashton. “Art and Activism: Talking Steubenville, Andrea Bowers in Conversation with
Ashton Cooper.” The Brooklyn Rail, November 5
Munro, Cait. “At Montreal Biennial Artists Tackle Sexual Politics in the 21st Century.” Artnet,
November 3
Byrd, Cathy. “Fresh Talk: Andrea Bowers.” Fresh Art International, October 2
Morgan, Jessica. “Burning Down the House.” Gwangju Biennale 2014 Exhibition Catalogue,
October
Bowers, Andrea, and Lacy, Suzanne. “After the Slumber Party.” The Brooklyn Rail, September 4
Landi, Anne. “Documenting the Americas: Art With a Political Bent, but the Messages Are
Seldom Heavy-Handed.” The Wall Street Journal, September 2
Galan, Manuela. “Paris Top 10 Contemporary Art Exhibitions this Summer.” The Culture Trip,
August
Weiderman, Paul. “SITE Sante fe Andrea Bowers: The art of activism.” Sante Fe New
Mexician, July 18
Hanson, Sarah. “Pushing Boundaries: SITE Santa Fes Reimagined Biennial.” Artinfo, July 18 Landi, Anne. “Bringing the Cutting-Edge to Santa Fe.” ARTnews, summer
Joyce, Erin. “A First Look at the New SITE Santa Fe Biennial.” Hyperallergic, July 31 Cristello, Stephanie. “Unsettled Lanscapes: An Interview with Andrea Bowers.” ARTSlant, ‘ July
Hirsh, Jennie. “A New Chapter for SITE Santa Fe Biennial.” Art in America, June 13
Groppe, Pierre. “In Situ 1: Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton gives Andrea Bowers carte blance.”
Vogue Paris, June 4
Gelsomini, Tina, “BNLMTL 2014 // Andrea Bowers.” The Seen: Chicagos International Online
Journal of Contemporary at Modern Art, May 27
Fisch, Sarah, “Pace Gems: Flawless Pieces, Gorgeous Setting Lost in a Jumble.” San
Antonio Current, April 30
Buckley, Annie. “Investigating Steubenville: Andrea Bowers’ #sweetjane.” KCET Artbound,
February 6
Maloney, Patricia. “Episode 447: Andrea Bowers, #sweetjane.” Bad at Sports (audio
interview), March 24
Willette, Jeanne. “Preview: Andrea Bowers at Pomona College Museum of Art.” ArtScene, January
Knight, Christopher. “Review: #sweetjane.” Los Angeles Times, February 18
Yoshimura, Courtney. “500 Words: Andrea Bowers.” Artforum.com, January 21

2013
“Transformer Display For Community Fundraising: Phase 4.” Skidmore.edu, February 4 Mania, Astrid. “Critics Picks: Andrea Bowers at Capitain Petzel.” Artforum.com
Geiser, Kirsa. “Review: Andrea Bowers, ‘Cultivating the Courage to Sin’ at Capitain Petzel.”
Spike Art Quarterly, Winter
Mania, Astrid. “Critics’ Picks: Andrea Bowers at Capitain Petzel.” Artforum, October 16 Ruthe, Ingeborg. “Ihre Freunde, die Bume: Andrea Bowers, Capitain Petzel.” Berliner
Zeitung, October 15
Cheng, Scarlet. “Labour and Wait displays the melding of art and craft.” Los Angeles Times,
August 31
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Art Talk: Labour and Wait at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.”
KCRW, August 15
Smith, Roberta. “40 Nations, 1,000 Artists and One Island.” New York Times, May 10 Heddaya, Mostafa. “Andrea Bowers Protest letters Taken Down Overnight at Frieze.”
Hyperallergic, May 10
Kinsella, Eileen. “Labor Activists Return to Protest Frieze, Will Speak Out at Nato Thompson
Talk.” ArtInfo, May 10
Kjellburg, Ann. “Not Fair: Artist Andrea Bowers Writes to the Organizers of the Frieze Art
Fair.” Little Star, May 10
Sutton, Benjamin. “Andrea Bowers Hangs Letter Decrying Friezes Labor Practices in
Susanne Vielmetters Booth.” ArtInfo, May 9
Lescaze, Zo. “Union Members Protest Frieze Labor Policy, Andrea Bowers Joins the Fray.”
Gallerist NY, May 5
Willette, Jeanne. “Preview: Andrea Bowers at Pomona College Museum of Art.” ArtScene,
January

2012
Edwards, Jeff. “Never Forgotten: The Art and Activism of Andrea Bowers.” ArtPulse, April
Richard, Frances. “Andrea Bowers.” Artforum, Winter Preview
“27 Questions for Art Activist Andrea Bowers.” Artinfo International. January 4
Crow, Kelly. “Art Basel: From Bargains to Billionaires.” The Wall Street Journal, December 7 Heyman, Marshall. “The Insanity of Art Basel.” The Wall Street Journal, December 6 Kellaway, Brooke. “Letters to the Army of Three: Andrea Bowers on Abortion, Then and Now.”
Walker Art Center, December 3
Knight, Christopher. “A timely, spirited protest at ‘Work.’” LA Times, October 5
Heldebro, Johanna. “Interview with Andrea Bowers.” LAURA, Issue No. 8, Autumn Moshayedi, Aram. “No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar.” Artforum.com Critics Pick, August Clayton, Campbell, Shamim Momin. Art Voices Magazine, Issue 38, June/July
Green, Emily. “L.A. activists try to stop woodlands from becoming sediment dumps.” High
Country News, May 14
Buszek, Maria Elena. “Necessary Positions in Feminist Art: A Conversation.” Art Journal, Spring Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman. “The Kids Are Alright.” Huffington Post, April 30
“Audience as Subject Puts Spotlight on the Spectator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.”
Huffingtonpost.com, February 15
Smith, Roberta. “Promising Tyros Join an Art Fair Club.” New York Times, March 9 Kiyoizumi, A.J. “Art Show Examines Audiences.” The Daily Californian, February 22 Prestianni, Sam. “Mob Rules.” San Francisco Weekly, February 15
Richard, Frances. “Andrea Bowers.” Artforum, January
Rochester, Katherine. “Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent.” Artforum.com, February 16

2011

Gilbert, Alan. “Andrea Bowers’s “The New Woman’s Survival Guide”.” Art Agenda, December 7 Lookofsky, Sarah. “Andrea Bowers. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks.” Artforum.com December “Goings On About Town.” The New Yorker, December 12
Bloom, Lisa and Elena Glasberg. “Disappearing Ice and Missing Data: Climate Change in the Visual Culture of the Polar Regions.” Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change, and the Poles, November
Cromer, Mark. “Incarceration to Installation.” Artillery. May/June
Diaz, Eva. “Drawn from Photography.” ArtForum, Summer, p. 404-05
Dorfman, John. “The Lens and the Pencil.” Art & Antiques, February, p. 34
Gilman, Claire. Drawn from Photography. Exhibition catalog. The Drawing Center, New York Lawson, Thomas. “A Story about Civil Disobedience and Landscape: Interview with Andrea
Bowers.” East Of Borneo, January
Morgan, Margaret. Home Truths. The M Word, edited by Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein. Demeter Press, 213-233.Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education. Edited by Eungie Joo, Joseph Keehn II, Jenny Ham-Roberts. Routledge, 2011.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Drawn From Photography.” New York Times: Weekend Arts. February 25 Rosenow, Romina. “The Treet Watchers.” Pasadena Magazine, July, p. 36-39
Scott, Andrea K. “Drawn From Photography.” The New Yorker, March 21
Bruce, Caitlin. “Looking for the Political at Art Basel.” Art Threat, December 19
Cotter, Holland. “Complacency Butts Up Against Game Changers.” New York Times December 16 Andrea Bowers. The New Yorker. December 12
Rabel, Eduardo Alexander. “Something for Everyone.” Artslant.co, December 9
Sledge, Matt. “Occupy Art Basel Remains Elusive, But One Occupation Shoots Up In Miami Beach.” huffingtonpost.com, December 2
Rosenberg, Karen. “Art Fair: Business Over Activism.” New York Times, December 2
Loos, Ted. “Ten Things to Look Forward to at Art Basel in Miami.” Vogue, November 28
Lacy, Suzanne. “It Speaks to Me.” Los Angeles Times, September 21
Rosenberg, Karen. “Authorship or Translation? Notes Toward Redefining Creativity.” New York Times, February 24
Finkel, Jori. “Artist-activist Andrea Bowers arrested in tree-sitting protest in Arcadia.” Los Angeles Times, January 13
Finkel, Jori. “Artist Andrea Bowers turns activist.” Los Angeles Times, January 12

2010
Gilman, Claire. “Marking Politics: Drawing as Translation in Recent Art.” Art Journal, Fall Knight, Christopher. “Art Review: ‘Supernatural’ @ Jancar Gallery.” Los Angeles Times, August 20
Mizota, Sharon. “’Love in a Cemetery’ at the 18th Street Art Center.” LA Times, February
Duncan, David. “Andrea Bowers.” Art in America, January
Barton, Greg. “Graphite Testimony.” The Last Times, December
Zellen, Jody. “Andrea Bowers, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.” Artillery,
September/October
Barliant, Claire. “The Last Newspaper.” Time Out New York, November 1
Miles, Christopher. “Andrea Bowers at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.” LA Weekly,
July 29
Knight, Christopher. “Other Side of the Dream.” Los Angeles Times, July 9
Beck, Graham T. “Andrea Bowers at Andrew Kreps.” Frieze, Issue 129, March
Dean, Bec. “Raquel Ormella and Andrea Bowers: Life in the Balance.” Art and Australia, Volume 48, No. 1
O’Neill-Butler, Lauren. “Andrea Bowers.” ArtForum, January 2010

2009
Amir, Yaelle. “Eco Action.” ArtSlant.com, November 23 “Andrea Bowers.” The New Yorker, November 23
Luna, Marcela Quiroz. “Proyecto Cívico / Civic Project at Centro Cultural Tijuana- CECUT.” Latin Art, Spring
Dean, Jennifer, “Exhibit at UCR pairs art, clothing drive for needy.” The Press-Enterprise, March 11
Buckley, Annie, “Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy.” ArtForum, March 6
Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy’s Progressive Home Ecenomics.”
Magazine Los Angeles, February/March
Calder, Diane, “Previews of Exhibitions: Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy.” Art Scene,
February
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, “Museum Preview: 2008 California Biennial.” Art Forum, January Cotter, Holland. “Golden Oldies All Over Chelsea.” New York Times, December 4
Mizota, Sharon. “Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy.” Art Papers, November/December Emerling Susan. “Laton: the little California town that served as a muse.” Los Angeles Times,
April 26
Cheng, Scarlet. “Irvine Shines at OC: 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of
Art.” Artillery magazine, March

2008
Artist’s Project: Andrea Bowers, Switch 1.1 : A Biannual Magazine Published by The Power
Plant, Winter
Estéves, Ruth and Lucia Sandromán Ed., Proyecto Civico Project, Centro Cultural Tijuana
(CECUT), Mateus Books, November
Boem, Mike. “3 L.A. Artists Get Fellowship.” Los Angeles Times, November 11, p. E-3 Knight, Christopher, “California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art.” Los Angeles
Times, November 4
Firstenberg, Lauri, 2008 California Biennial. Exhibition catalogue. Orange County Museum of
Art, Newport Beach, CA, October
Schwarting, Jen. “Progress.” The Brooklyn Rail, October
Melrod, George. “A Questioning Biennial, Interview with Lauri Firstenberg.” Art Ltd., November Andrea Bowers in Conversation with Catherine Opie, Catalogue, Art Resources Transfer,
Canada: Westcan, Edited by Alejandro Cesarco
O’Connell, Brian. “Ghostly Media: What Would an Invoking Media Look Like?” Art &
Research, Volume 2, Number 1, Summer
Morrone, Francis. “Changing Times, Changing Notions: ‘Progress’ At the Whitney.” The New
York Sun, August 14
Myers, Julian. “Amateurs.” Frieze, September
Rugoff, Ralph. Other Experts, Amateurs. Exhibition catalogue. CCA Wattis, San Francisco Schwarting, Jen. “Progress.” The Brooklyn Rail, October
Pincus, Robert. “State of Mind.” San Diego Union Tribune, December 14
Knight, Christopher. “Dont Take It Lying Down.” Los Angeles Times, November 4
“The Orange County Museum of Art Presents the 2008 California Biennale.” artdaily.org,
October 26
Kecskes, Alex. “A Rich Palette of Talent.” 944 Magazine, October
Harmanci, Reyhan. “Face of Femminism: Small Things End, Great Things Endure.” San
Francisco Chronicle, January 17
Bryan-Wilson, Julia. “Preview: The Way That We Rhyme.” Artforum, January
Krishtalka, Sholem. “A Furious Embrace: Not a soft downy comforter.” Xtra! January 7

2007
Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Brigitte. “Modelle einer kritischen Gegenwartskuns.” Wiener Zeitung, February 22
Pagel, David. “It Pays to Be Booksmart and Streetwise.” Los Angeles Times, December 28
Stange, Raimar. The Evil (exhibition catalogue) Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany, December
Fragoza, Carribean, LAXART Benefit Art Auction Draws Energetic Crowds and Funds, Flash Art Online, November 16
Prickett, Sarah Nicole. “Art-Hopping: Power Plant, Gallery TPW, Deluca Fine Arts.” Torontoist, Nov. 29
Food, Brian. “Going Out: Things to do and People to See in T.O. this week.” Globe and Mail, November 24
Buckley, Annie. “A Handmade’s Tale: Andrea Bowers Bears Witness to the Equilibrium Between Art and Activism.” A & U Magazine, September
Patterson, Carrie. “Andrea Bowers: The Weight of Relevance.” Art Circles, Issue #5, Fall Moshayedi, Aram. “Andrea Bowers: Los Angeles.” Art Papers, July/August
Schmidt, Eva. Tanzen Sehen, Exhibition catalogue. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen Mizota, Sharon. “Filling the Gap.” art ltd, July
Mizota, Sharon. “Politics sewn to art, panel by quilt-like panel.” Los Angeles Times, June 9 Bowers, Andrea. “Beyond Drawing.” Art on Paper, Vol. 11, May/June, p.66-68.
Pagel, David. “Honoring a quilt and its powerful message.” Los Angeles Times, May 18 Bowers, Andrea. “Guest Lecture by Andrea Bowers.” Artillery, Vol 1, No. 5, p. 24, May Bedford, Christopher. “Artforum Pick: Andrea Bowers at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles
Projects.” Artforum.com, May 19
Beyn, Ariane, The California Files, (catalogue), CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art,
April 19
Wing, Carlin, WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution”, Fluent Collaborative, issue 87, April “Personal Affairs.” Kunstforum International, vol. 184, March/April
Intimer Einblick in verborgene—durch die Kunst, Dumont Kunst, February
Kort, Michele. “The Women Who Came Before Roe.” Alternet, January
Die Verborgenen chatze des Leverkusener Kunsttempels, Das Regionale Freizeitmagazin,
January

2006
Schmidt, Jason. “Artists.” Paris, Edition 7L, 2006, p. 137
Wolff, Elaine. “At the Crossroads with Freud and Roe.” San Antonio Current, November 1-7 Goddard, Dan R. “Photorealistic drawings honor women’s social activism.” San Antonio Express
News, Nov. 26
Jones, Amelia. “A Companion to Contemporary Art since 1945.” London, Blackwell Publishing,
pp.181-182
Schwenke-Runkel, Ingeborg. Wie viel Intimitat ist erlaubt?, Kolner – Stadt – Anzeiger, vol 2.3,
December
Heinzelmann, Markus, New Forms of Intimacy, Personal Affairs catalogue, Museum
Morsbroich, DuMont Literature and Kunst Verlag
Lawson, Thomas. “Best of 2006.” Artforum, December, p. 290
Kohler, Michael. “Das Ich als Grabbelkiste.” Frankfurter Rundschau, Vol 7, December Payton, Brenda. “Art explores world at tipping point.” Oakland Tribune, September 22 “Personal Affairs.” Düsseldorfer Hefte, December
Museum Morsbroich, Golf Report Köln, December
“Wie viel Intimitat ist erlaubt?” Kölner-Stadt-Anzeiger, vol. 2.3, December
“Das Ich als Grabbelkiste.” Frankfurter Rundschau, vol. 7, December
“Andrea Bowers and Paul Chan: Power, Tarzan and Jane.” The Wrong Times, p. 9 Bonami, Francesco; Frisa, Maria Luisa; Tonchi, Stefano, Human Game, Charta and
Fondazione (in English and Italian)
Valdez, Sarah. “Andrea Bowers: Nothing is Neutral at REDCAT, Los Angeles.” art on paper,
Nov./Dec.
Payton, Brenda. “Art explores world at tipping point.” The Oakland Tribune, September 22 Dawsey, Jill. “Andrea Bowers’ History Lessons.” Afterall, Autumn/Winter, pp.18-26 Sperlinger, MIke. “Bad Example: Andrea Bowers.” Afterall, Autumn/Winter, pp.11-17 Bowers, Andrea, and Paul Chan. “Power.” The Wrong Times, p.9
Kort, Michelle. “Letters to an Army of 3: Artist Andrea Bowers honors pre-Roe pioneers.” Ms. Magazine, Fall
Helfand, Glen. particulate matter, (show catalogue), Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA Myers, Terry. “Andrea Bowers, Nothing is Neutral.” Modern Painters, September, p. 102 Morgan, Margaret, Regarding Beauty, a companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945, Blackwell
Publishing, edited by Jones, Amelia, p. 182
Joo, Eungie. Nothing is Neutral: Andrea Bowers, and RedCat (show catalogue)
Essays: Butler, Connie, Andrea Bowers’s Magical Feminism; Joo, Eungie, “DIY School” (interview); Leclère, Mary, The Skeptic’s Question
Lapp, Axel, Your Whole Fucking Culture Alienates Me: Andrea Bowers, ArtReview, July, issue 1, p 135
Bonami, Francesco, Maria Luisa Frisa, and Stefano Tonchi. Human Game: Winners and Losers. Exhibition catalogue. Florence: Fondazione Pitti Discovery and Charta
Myers, Holly. “Balancing art, politics.” Los Angeles Times, July 19, p. E3 Baldwin, Cara. “Cara Baldwin interviews Andrea Bowers.” InterReview, p. 33-34
Futernick, Marisa. “Marisa Futernick on Andrea Bowers.” InterReview, p. 35
Herbst, Marc. “An elegy near Andrea Bowers.” InterReview, p. 36-37
Lowther, John. “John Lowther on Andrea Bowers.” InterReview, p. 38-39
Bell, Kirsty; Lubbke-Tidow, Maren; Stange, Raimar, Andrea Bowers/ Matthew Antezzo, Neue
Review, Art in Berlin, January, p. 4-9
Pollack, Barbara. “Social Studies: Sixty artists overhaul the concept of national monument.”
Time Out New York, January

2005
Leclère, Mary, Andrea Bowers: Letters to the Army of Three, exhibition catalogue, The
Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, p 4-11
Meltzer, Eve. “Monuments for the USA.” FRIEZE, Summer
Kraus, Chris; Tumlir, Jan; McFadden, Jane, LA Artland: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles,
Black Dog Publishing, London, p.168, 217
Sholis, Brian, Vitamin D, New Perspectives in Drawings, Phaidon Press, London and New York,
essay p. 36, illustrations p. 37-39, bio p. 336
Lorch, Catrin. “Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany.” Frieze, Issue 94, October, p. 228 Bowers, Andrea. “Four Emerging Women Speak Out On Mary Kelly’s Circa 1968: Danielle
Gustafson
Sundell, Cara Balwin, Marisa J. Futernick and Andrea Bowers.” InterReview, p. 28-29
Fast Forward/Avance Rapido, Media Art From the Goetz Collection, p. 26-27, 40-45
Rugoff, Ralph. “Monuments for the USA.” p. 32-33
Siegel, Katy. “All Together Now.” Artforum, January, p. 169

2004
Bankowsky, Jack. “This is Today.” Artforum, May, p. 170
Bowers, Andrea. “Magical Politics – Feast or Fasting.” Cakewalk, p. 23-25
Bowers, Andrea. “My Pop.” Artforum, October, p. 94
Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Andrea Bowers at Mary Goldman Gallery.” Artweek, September Dunn, Melissa. “Whitney Biennial: A Good-Looking Corpse.” Flash Art, May/June, p. 63 Heartney, Eleamor. “The Well-Tempered Biennial.” Art in America June/July, p. 75
Knight, Christopher. “Politics and art? Of course, she says.” The Los Angeles Times, June 11 Kuhn, Thomas. “Fast Forward.” Kunstforum International, issue 168, January/February Larsen, Lars Bang; Siegel, Katy; Verwoert, Jan. “What the World Needs Now….” Frieze, November/December, p. 52-53, 77-78, 81-82, 84-86, 88
Lee, Pamela M. “Crystal Lite.” Artforum, May, p. 174
Mania, Astrid. “Andrea Bowers.” U-Spot, issue 02, p. 49
Martens, Anne. “Andrea Bowers.” Flash Art, July/September, p. 116
Morgan, Susan. “If Memories Failed to Fade.” Magazin 4
Rapkin, Mickey. “Bold Biennial.” Details, March, p. 78
Seigel, Katy; Mattick, Paul. “Art Works Money.” Thames & Hudson, p. 34-35, 100-101, 194 Siegel, Katy. “American Pie.” Frieze, May, p. 69
Sholis, Brian. “Creative Resistance—Carol Bove and Andrea Bowers.” Flash Art, October

2003
Fast Forward: Media Art from the Goetz Collection, Exhibition catalogue. Munich: Sammlung Goetz, Durant, Sam; Bonvicini, Monica. “Andrea Bowers.” Neue Review, December
“Focus Video and Film.” Flash Art, March/April, p. 93
Jana, Renna. “California Dreamin.” Tema Celeste
Kantor, Jordan. “Andrea Bowers.” Artforum, January, p. 140
Myers, Holly. “Relationships at Play in the Physical World.” Los Angeles Times, July 19 Smith, Roberta. “Impressions of the Yard, Visual and Olfactory.” New York Times, June 27 Sorbello, Marina. “Andrea Bowers: Magical Politics.” The Art Newspaper, December Thorson, Alice. “The Art of War.” Kansas City Star, March 30

2002
Bowers, Andrea. “Game Girl.” V Magazine, July/August Bowers, Andrea. “Top Ten.” Artforum, April, p. 38
Casino 2001, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst
Gavlak, Sarah. “Andrea Bowers, ‘Intimate Strangers’.”Time Out, issue 277, January p. 11-18
Harvey, Doug. “About Time: Bitchin’ video art at the Hammer.” LA Weekly, February, p. 16-22
Knode, Marilu, Andrea Bowers, Retake, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Liverpool, p. 70-75
Kraus, Chris; Siegel, Katy, Andrea Bowers, Sara Meltzer Gallery
Pagel, David. “The Myth of Selling Out.” Art Issues, Summer
Pagel, David. “MOCA Sampler Is a Mixed Treat.” Los Angeles Times, February 8
Bowers, Andrea, Annual Report, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Robinson, Walter. “Baselmania.” art.com magazine, June 16
Siegel, Katy, Andrea Bowers, Everybody Now, Bertha and Karl Leubdsdorf Art Gallery at
Hunter College
Siegel, Katy. “Katy Siegel on Andrea Bowers.” Artforum, January, p. 121
Wallis, Simon. Andrea Bowers, Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop, Tate Liverpool

2001
Amanshauser, Hildegund; Thater, Diana. A Living Theatre (catalogue), Salzburger Kunstverein, p. 22-33
Klassmeyer, Kelly, Group Mentality, Houston Press, April 12-18
Knode, Marilu, Revolution Dance (catalogue), Wiederaufnahme (Retake), NAK Neuer Aachener
Kunstverein
Molinari, Guido. “Radar Love.” Flash Art, December
New Heimat, Frankfurter Kunstverein (catalogue)
Siegel, Katy. “First Take: New Art, New Artists.” Artforum, January, p. 121

2000
Baers, Michael, An Art Enclave Heats Up in Chinatown, Art
Berget, Bill. “Featured Stories: Marking Time as a Material in Film and Video opens at the
Palm Beach ICA.” onview.com, April 18
Bowers, Andrea. “Nasty, or unclean, offensive, indecent, inclement. Monica Bonvicini
interviewed by Andrea Bowers.” Monica Bonvicini: Scream and Shake, p. 30-38 Cappellazzo, Amy, Making Time: Considering Time As a Material in Contemporary Video &
Film, New York: DAP, March
Guequierre, Nathan. “Karaoke Voyeurism.” Shepherd Express Metro, November 9 Harvey, Doug. “It’s Chinatown.” LA Weekly, May 5-11, p. 49
Hunt, David. “Andrea Bowers at Sara Meltzer’s On View….” Frieze, issue 50, January/February, p. 94-95
Pagel, David. “Thrilling and Shiny: Bowers’ Work Resonates.” Los Angeles Times, February 25, p. F3
Pagel, David. “Andrea Bowers: Artist, Los Angeles.” Artforum, September/October, vol. 20 no. 5
Snow, Vicki. “Unfinished History.” TGIF, February 5, p. 12-17
Thater, Diana. “A Living Theater.” Magazin 4 Salzburger Kunstuerein

1999
Amanshauser, Hildegund. “A Living Theatre.” Magazin 4 Salzburger Kunstverein, p. 76-83
Cappellazzo, Amy, I’m the Boss of Myself or Please Release Me Let Me Go, New York, Sara Meltzer’s on View, illustration p. 3
Darling, Michael. “Michael Darling’s (Museum and Gallery) Top 10 Plus 10.” LA Weekly, January 8-14, p. 50
Grabner, Michelle. “Unfinished History.” Frieze, issue 46, June/July
Knode, Marilu. “Unfinished History.” Art/Text, no. 65, May/July, p. 93-94
Schürmann, Wilhelm, More than meets the eye (exhibition catalogue), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg,
p. 81, 83

1998
Bonami, Francesco, Unfinished History, Walker Art Center, p. 15-33, illustrations p. 66-69
Calame, Ingrid, In the Polka Dot Kitchen, Foundation Press, p. 19-42
Coleman, Sarah; Helford, Glen; Tan, Sylvia, “Wings of Desire/Floss”, The San Francisco Bay
Guardi, February
Darling, Michael. “Crowd Control.” Frieze, issue 38, January/February, p. 52-53
Demetre, Jim. “End of the world? I Feel Fine.” Seattle Weekly, February
Fogle, Douglas. “Andrea Bowers.” GUARENE ARTE 98, Torino, Italy, Fondazione Sandretto Re
Rebaudengo per l’arte, p. 12-16
Fredericksen, Eric. “Deeply Shallow.” The Stranger, February 19
Kangas, Matthew. “Flower Power and Frivolities.” The Seattle Times, February 12
Kelly, Ruby. “The Ruby Kelly Column.” Art Review, April
“L.A. Trained Artists Shown at Art Institute.” San Francisco Chronicle, February 19
Martin, Victoria. “Andrea Bowers at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.” Artweek
McEwen, John. “Couldn’t Get Ahead.” Sunday Telegraph, April 23
O’Reilly, John. “Art for Bart’s Sake.” Modern Review, April 10, p. 33
Rubin, David S. “Considering Audience: Reflections On the 1998 Phoenix Triennial.” 1998
Phoenix Triennial, Phoenix Art Museum, p. 8-33, illustrations p. 52-55
Webster, Mary Hull. “Wings of Desire and Mark Bradford at the San Francisco Art Institute.”
Artweek, April, p. 19-20
Zellen, Jody, “Andrea Bowers’ Spectacular Appearances at the Santa Monica Museum of
Art”, Fall, volume 1 number 3, p. 22

1997
I’m Still In Love with You (exhibition catalog), Twentieth Century Women’s Club
Greene, David A. “Hot Coffee”, Frieze, issue 43, May, p. 76
Pagel, David. “Voyeur’s Paradise at Santa Monica Place.” Los Angeles Times, December 19,
p. F33
Saltz, Jerry. “Regular—No Sugar.” Time Out New York, issue 75, February 27-March 6, p. 40 Schjeldahl, Peter. “La-la Band.” Village Voice, February 18

1996
Darling, Michael. “Box Tops.” Santa Barbara News, February 2

1995
Baker, Kenneth. “Taking Art Into Their Own Hands.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 2
Craddock, Sacha, London Times, April 5
Darling, Michael. “‘Pretty’ at FOOD HOUSE.” Artweek, March, p. 38-39
Feaver, William. “Smart Habits and Sharp Practice.” London Observer, April 23 Greene, David S. “Andrea Bowers.” Art Issues, no. 36, January/February, p. 41
Kent, Sarah. “Art Review.” Time Out, April, p. 51

1994
Davidson, Leanne Alexis. “Three Day Weekend.” Real Life Magazine, no. 23, illustrations p. 35-36

1993
Crosby, Gregory. “The Professor’s Guide to Vegas Kulcher.” SCOPE, October
Devine, Rory. “Heaven Missing.” Picture Book #4
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Public Collections

Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Los Angeles, CA
Artspace, San Antonio, TX
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Ingvild Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Orange County Museum of Art. Newport Beach, CA
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY