Sean Raspet

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Born 1981, Washington D.C.
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
Whitney Independent Study Progam (2007-2008)
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Sculpture (2002-2003)
Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London (2001-2001)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California


Solo Exhibitions

Sean Raspet, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA

Société, Berlin, Germany

New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
/, San Francisco, CA (two-person show with Kota Ezawa)

Structure, The Artist’s Institute, Hunter College, New York, NY
Receptor-Building Variations
, Bridget Donahue, New York, NY

Soylent R&D Promotional Trade Show Booth, Frieze New York Art Fair

Arche Apeiron, Minibar, Stockholm, Sweden (with Eva Löfdahl)
Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, NY (with Marte Eknæs)
Xyzzy, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles, CA (with Kelly Akashi)
Deformulation, Société, Berlin, Germany

Residuals, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA 
Untitled (Registration/PIN: G0009296/78GY76DM; G0009297/99ER43TB; G0009298/39ZL54SJ)
, New Galerie, New York, NY
New Flavors and Fragrances, New Galerie, Paris, France

Entity∆: Advance Viewing (featuring 2Registration::(ÒUntz’tled (Police Incident (7[c])) 6, (((2007-2012) 2007-2011. Ó) Ó) 2012) 2012 – 2013), Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR
Société, Berlin, Germany

Untitled (Sublet), Bund Deutscher Architekten, Berlin, Germany

Binder, Société, Berlin, Germany

As If Written In, The Kitchen, New York, NY
20/02, Max Hans Daniel, Berlin, Germany

A Brief History, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
The Generations, Daniel Reich Gallery, Chelsea Hotel Space, New York, NY
The Ones We Work For, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

A Modest Proposal, Daniel Reich Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, London,  UK


Public Projects and Biennales

IF THE SNAKE, Okayama Art Summit, Okayama, Japan
CURRENT:LA FOOD, Los Angeles Public Art Triennial (with Nonfood)

Rhizome Seven on Seven 2018, with Francis Tseng
Rhizome Seven on Seven Beijing (10th Anniversary), with Francis Tseng

Second Vienna Biennale, Artificial Tears, MAK Vienna, Austria

9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
Texture Map (Normal) J01 – J04 Smoking or Bus Shelter, Jardin des Plantes, Paris (public sculpture organized by FIAC)


Group Exhibitions

Cookbook, La Panacée, Montpellier, France

I Was Raised on the Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
What’s Up Doc?, curated by Pierre-Alexandre and Charles Teyssou, New Galerie, Paris, France
99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Heart of the Tin Man, M Woods Museum, Beijing, China

Vinny Dotolo Summer Group Show, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
War Games (curated by Benjamin Godsill), Moran Bondaroff, Detroit, MI
Not in the Berlin Biennale, Berlin Biennale 2016, Berlin, Germany
ESPERANTO, curated by CURA, Rowing Projects, London, UK

1,000 Islands, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
Office Space, YBCA, San Francisco, CA
In the Flesh Part l: Subliminal Substances, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU 2.0, The Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Take Me (I’m Yours), Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France 
…Looking down at myself from the second floor of an Italian restaurant in the Catskills…,
American Medium, Brooklyn, NY
Any Human Measure, M + B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
DIDING – An Interior That Remains an Exterior?, 
Künstlerhaus KM–, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
Castles Burning, Room East, New York, NY

Passive Collect,
Chin’s Push, Los Angeles, CA
Scars of Our Revolution,
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Caitlin Keogh, Sean Raspet, Pam Lins, 
Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY
+/-, The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY

Time Machine, M-ARCO Foundation, Marseille, France
Digital Infinity, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Rematerialized, New York Gallery/New Galerie, New York, NY
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, organized by Eva and Franco
Mattes, Carroll/Fletcher, London, UK

Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, organized by Artie Vierkant, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
Domino Effect, Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
Motion, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK
In Practice: You never look at me from the place from which I see you, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
Images Rendered Bare, Vacant, Recognizable, Stadium, New York, NY
Jannic Yoray, Jeanette Mundt, Sean Raspet, Gruppenausstellung 3, Société, Berlin, Germany
Synthetic Vertigo, Elaine, Basel, Switzerland
BCC#8, Control Room, Los Angeles, CA

Forms and Inflections, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Untitled Document, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
Discursive Arrangements, or Stubbornly Persistent Illusions, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

A Relative Expanse, Curated by Maxwel G. Graham, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY
The Morning News, Curated by Lumi Tan, BE-PART Contemporary Art Center, Waregem

RU-486 Artisterium, Curated by Benjamin Godsill, Tbilisi, Georgia
Exhibition, 211 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY
Convention, Curated by Ruba Katrib, MOCA, Miami, FL
If the Dogs are Barking, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
To One Whose Love was Service with Amir Mogharabi, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY
1999 – Ten Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
The Shape of Things to Come, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
A Starting Point: Intrude Art & Life 366, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China

Intrude: Art & Life 366, Curated by Biljana Ciric, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China
Palm Beach Biennial, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL
PDF, Curated by Summer Guthry, Lumi Tan and Nicholas Weist, Various Locations
Without Walls, Museum 52, New York, NY
Poster Project, Nine Things, Frankfurt, Germany
Whitney ISP Studio Practice Exhibition, New York, NY

Ilya Lipkin, Sean Raspet, Ned Vena, Organised by Arnd Seibert, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY
Untitled (Perfect Lovers),
BC Project Room, New York, NY

Inaugural Exhibition
, Museum 52, New York, NY

Frisbee – Poster Project, Miami, FL

Cynisme, Atelier Ford, Geneva, Switzerland

Cardboard Motherboard, Numbers Gallery, London, UK

RISD Senior Thesis Exhibition, Providence, RI
The Untrained Orchestra (Collaboration with Shakeeb abu Hamdan), Great Hall, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Woods Gerry Invitational Exhibition, Providence, RI

Our Horrible/Fantastic Universe, Small Hall Cinema, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

Sno Van, Room 168, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
The Dissolution of Walls, Providence Arcade, Providence, RI


Public Collections

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL


Selected Bibliography

Ellen Liou, Caroline. “What Does It Mean to Exhibit Nature?” Hyperallergic. September 8, 2021.

Moioli, Chiara. “Conversations: Scented Trip: Sean Raspet.” Mousse Magazine. July 2019.

Iadarola, Alexander. “Olfactory Suggestion: On Sean Raspet’s smell-based work.” Rhizome. August 2018.
Bartle, Lily and Radner, Elliott. “On Making Things Nobody Asked For.” The Creative Independent. May 2018.
Moffitt, Evan. “Sean Raspet, Receptor-Binding Variations.” The White Review. April 2018.

Pomranz, Mike. “’Nonfood’ Wants to Sell You Green Algae Bars.” Food & Wine. October 2, 2017.
Hampton, Chris. “In Detroit, Artists Explore Riches of the 99-Cent Store.” The New York Times. June 28, 2017.
Williams, Maxwell. “Is Pond Scum the Future of Food?” LA Weekly, May 30th, 2017
Williams, Maxwell. “5 Creatives Mixing Food and Art in Delicious Ways.” Good Food. March 28, 2017.
Moss, Ceci. “Sean Raspet with Ceci Moss.” CURA, March 7, 2017.
Benenson, A.E., “More of Less.” Art in America. March 1, 2017.

Sean Raspet and Ned Vena, two-person exhibition, Societe Exhibitions, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Cotton, Charlotte. Photography is Magic. New York: Aperture Foundation, 2015. Print.
Rina, Amelia. “Calculus of Negligence at Room East.” Daily Serving, June 18, 2015.
Hattrick, Alice. “Olfactory Fatigue.” Frieze, May 22, 2015.
Vogel, Wendy. “What’s That Smell in the Kitchen? Art’s Olfactory Turn.” Art in America, April 5, 2015.
“Sean Raspet’s Deformulation.” Sleek Magazine, March 5, 2015.

Chun, Kimberley. “Review: Residuals.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 14, 2014.
McGarry, Kevin. “The Fragrance of Coins.” Mousse Magazine, April, 2014.

Sean Raspet Interview, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Issue 13, May 2013
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Raspet, Sean, “Beyond the Critical Economy: Kathryn Bigelow from Art & Language to Point Break”

Sutton, Kate, “Critics’ Picks New York: Images Rendered Bare,Vacant, Recognizable,” February
Taylor, B,, “Give Them the Meaning They’d Rather Not Have: Stock Language in ‘Images Rendered Bare…’”’, March

Amanda Parmer / “Sean Raspet” / Art Papers, May/June Issue

Sean Raspet / “IMG MGMT: Untitled” / Artfagcity(Online), October 11
Britany Salsbury / Critics’ Picks: New York /Artforum(Online), May
Sean Raspet / “No” INPUT Journal, 2

Lizaveta Zhahanina / Artisterium Brings the Artworld to Georgia / The Georgian Times, October 12
Brian Sholis / Conversation / Artforum, May
Sean Raspet / *: Example Contract / Art Economies beyond Pattern Recognition / ed. Biljana Ciric / Shanghai: Osage
Simon Castets / Image Bank / V Magazine(Online), February
Simon Castets / Works in Progress / V Magazine, January

Walter Robinson / Miami Memories 2008 / Art Net Magazine
Alex Gartenfeld / Interview Magazine(Online), December 4
Holland Cotter / NY Coming Back / Flash Art Italy, March
Zing Magazine / Zing Recommends / Zing Magazine, March
Tova Carlin / Time Out New York, March 6 – 12
Rachel Wolff / Art Candy / New York Magazine, February
William Hanley / Reviews: Sean Raspet / Art News, June
Sean Raspet / No / Farimani, Issue 1
Nicholas Weist / Artslant, January 6