Exhibition Images



1954 Born in Detroit, MI
Died 2012 South Pasadena, CA

1976 BFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1978 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


2011 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mobile Homestead, Museum of Contemporary Art-Detroit, Detroit, Michigan

2010 Arenas, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Selections from Kandors, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
Horizontal Tracking Shots, Gagosian Gallery West 24th Street, New York, New York
2008 Hotel California, Galerie Georges-Philippe& Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
The Memory Years: 1995-2008, A Retrospective at WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
Mike Kelley Educational Complex Onwards: 1995-2008, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

2007 MEMORY WARE FLATS, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY Hermaphrodite Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, London, England Kandors, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Kandor Con 2000, Jablonka Galerie in cooperation with Harald Falckenberg, Berlin, Germany
Video Trajectories, The List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

2006 Profondeurs Vertes, Le Musée du Louvre, Paris
Liquid Diet and Related Works, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

2005 Galleri Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden
Me · di · um, Rue du Roi Oscar II, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies
Day is Done, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Mike Kelley: The Uncanny, Tate Liverpool, England; MUMOK, Vienna
Mike Kelley: Selected Works from the 1980's and 1990's, Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York, NY
Mike Kelley, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

2003 Mike Kelley: Memory Ware, Wood Grain, Carpet, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Sod and Sodie Sock, collatboration with Paul McCarthy, Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon, Institut d'art contemporain, Lyon, France (catalogue)

The Poetics Project 1977-1997, collaboration with Tony Oursler, The Curve, Barbican Centre, London, England

2002 Black Out, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Reversals, Recyclings, Completions, and Late Additions, Metro Pictures, New York, NY
Brazil Sod and Sodie Sock, Brazil
Mike Kelley: Selected Works 1982 – 1990, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY
Mike Kelley: The Poetry of Form: Part of an Ongoing Attempt to Develop an Auteur Theory of Naming, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Mike Kelley: Test Room, Galerie Art et Public, Geneva, Switzerland

2001 Memory Ware, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Mike Kelley, Sperone Jr, Rome, Italy
Memory Ware, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris

2000 The Poetics Project: 1977-1997 (Documenta Version), collaboration with Tony Oursler, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
The Consolation Prize: Mike Kelley and John Miller, Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (catalogue)
Destroy All Monsters: Postmodern Multimedia and Musical Mutations (Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, and Cary Loren), Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Mike Kelley: Sublevel, Framed and Frame, Test Room, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada (catalogue)
Unisex Love Nest, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Mike Kelley & Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Sammlung Goetz and Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (catalogue)
Mike Kelley, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Categorical Imperative and Morgue, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Mike Kelley: Paintings and Drawings from the Rowan Collection, Christie's, New York, NY
Mike Kelley: Sublevel, Framed and Frame, Test Room, Migros Museum, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland


2010 Rewind: 1970s – 1990s Works from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
A Voyage of Growth And Discovery, West of Rome Public Art at the Farley Building, Los Angeles, CA
Meet Me Inside, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Selection of Photo Editions - Patrick Painter Editions, Patrick Painter Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Slightly Unbalanced, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Crash Homage to JG Ballard, Gagosian Gallery, London, England
Skin Fruit: Seclections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, NY Medium: Photography, Great Works from the Last Forty Years, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
The Last Newspaper, The New Museum, New York, New York

2009 Koons, Kelley, Koh, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida
Magrite and Light, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Rock-Paper-Scissors Pop-Music as Subject of Visual Art, Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Austria
Collecting History Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Major Works on Paper, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Ecstatic Abstraction, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Self-Portraits, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY
Dance with Camera, Institue of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York
Le Planete des Signes (Erudition Concrete 1), Le Plateau/FRAC Ile de France, Paris, France
Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Das Gespinst, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
California Maximalism: Sticking A Spike Into The Vein of Memory, Nyehaus, New York, NY
Group Show, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2008 Faces and Figures (Revisited), Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY The Puppet Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Paul Thek: In the Context of Today's Contemporary Art, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Prefab, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Life on Mars, 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Painting: Now and Forever, Part II, Matthew Marks, New York, NY
Listen Darling…The World Is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitao, Portugal

2007 Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
A Point In Space Is A Place For An Argument, David Zwirner, New York, NY
SUMMER SHOW, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
POP ART IS…, Gagosian Gallery, London
L.A. Desire, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf, Germany
Group Show, Metro Pictures, New York, NY
Substance & Surface, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
Collateral: When Art Looks Like Cinema, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Make Your Own Life: Artists in and out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (catalogue)

2006 Works on Paper, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
INTO ME/OUT OF ME, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Replay: la sphere punk, Magasin, Grenoble, France
Infinite Painting, Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, MOMA, New York, NY A Handful of Dust, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Photography, Video, Film: Constructing Realities, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY

Everybody Dance Now, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New York, NY Kunst aus Los Angeles: der 60er bis 90er Jahre, Kunstverein, Brunswick, Germany (catalogue)
BIACS 2, Fundacion BIACS, Seville, Spain (catalogue)
Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Full House: Views of the Whitney's Collection at 75, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
The 80s: A Topology, Museu de Arte Contemprânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (catalogue)
Kunstraum Grässlin: Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen, Germany
Drawn into the World: Drawings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Cavities-Space Personified, Cal State Fullerton Visual Arts Center, Fullerton, CA
L.A. Art Scene, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (catalogue)
Public Space/Two Audiences: Works and Documents from the Herbert Collection, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
Ego Mania: Just when I think I've understood…, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy (catalogue)

2005 Video II: Allegorie, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany
Interstate, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Self Portraits, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY
Drunk Vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brown Enterprises, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Likeness: Portraits of Artists By Other Artists, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
The Meeting, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
Goetz Meets Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg Kulturstiftung Phoenix Art, Hamburg- Harburg, Germany (catalogue)
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (catalogue)
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Private View 1980-2000, Collection Pierre Huber, Le Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the Eighties, Curator Philipp Kaiser, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Germany (catalogue)
The Blake Byme Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue) Mixed-Up Childhood, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (catalogue) Chocolate Art, Museum Ludwig, Imhoff-Stollwerck Museum, Hatje Cantz, Cologne, Germany (catalogue)
L'Art de Vivre, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2004 buy art bye-bye bush, Democratic Victory 2004, Los Angeles Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA
Animals, Haunch of Venison, London (catalogue)
Disparities & Deformations, curated by Robert Storr, Site Sante Fe, NM (catalogue)
Beautiful Grotesque, Riva Gallery, New York, NY

Likeness: Portraits of Artists by other Artists, curated by Matthew Higgs, Kevin Killian, David Robins, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA and Independent Curators International, New York, NY (catalogue)
100 Artists See Satan, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
100 Artists See God, organized by Independent Curators International; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; The Jewish Museum San Francisco, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
Drafting Deceit, Apex Art, New York, NY
Piss Off, Museum of New Art (MONA), Pontiac, MI
Uses of the Image: Photography, Film and Video in The Jumex Collection, Malba - Coleccion Costantini, Bueno Aires, Argentina
Dimensione Follis (Dimension Folly), Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
Drafting Deceit, Apexart, New York, NY
WOW (the Work of the Work), Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (catalogue)
Jahresgaben 04/05, Kunsverein Braunschweig, Brunswick, Germany (catalogue) Taschen Collection, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)
Les Enfants Terrible: Il linguaggio dell'infanzia nell'Arte 1909-2004, Museo Cantonale di Lugano, Switzerland (catalogue)
25th Annual Benefit Auction, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (catalogue)
Off the Record: Sound Arc, ARC/Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
I Am the Wrath of God, MOT, London, England
Paradiso e Interno, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (catalogue) White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

2003 The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME (catalogue)
Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
CAPP Street Project: 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Roni Horn, Ann Veronica Janssens, Mike Kelley, Mike Nelson, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Emi Fontana Galleria, Milan, Italy
The Not-So-Still-Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (catalogue)
Fast Forward: Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue) Numéro O- Magaines: du messafe au médium, Centre National de l'estampe et de l'art Imprimé, Chatou, France
Stars, Une Exposition- Promenade Parodic, Ècole Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Tours, France
Il Racconto del filo, Ricamo e cucito nell'arte contemporanea, MART, Trento, Italy Castastrofi minime, curated by Fernando Castro, Saretto Cincinelli, Cristiana Collu, MAN, Nuoro, Italy (catalogue)
Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon 2003: C'est Arrive demain, collaboration with Paul McCarthy, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Outlook: International Art Exhibition Athens, Factory, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

Sitings: Installation Art 1969-2002, Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
At Work: The Art of California Labor, California Historical Society, San Francisco and the Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Bienal de Valencia: La Ciudad, Genralitat Valenciana, Valencia, Spain
Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
Micropolitics: Art and Everyday Life (2001-1968), Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Valencia, Spain (catalogue)
False Innocence, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (catalogue)
Trésors Publics, collaboration with Paul McCarthy, Musee d' Art Moderne et d' Art Contemporain de Strasbourg, Germany
Do It, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phantom of Desire: Visions of Masochism in Art, Neue Galerie Graz and Stadtmuseum Graz, am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Raid The Icebox—From the Backroom: Artists Select, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
MARS – Art and War, Gesellschaft der Freunde der Neuen Galerie, Graz, Austria

2002 Pressing, Objectif, Antwerp, Belgium
2002 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Sonic Process, Museum d'Art Comtemporani de Barcelona, Spain; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (catalogue)
Laid Bare, Bergen Kunsthalle; Sorlandets Art Museum, Norway (catalogue)
L'arte del gioco. Da Klee a Boetti, Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta, curated by Pietro Bellasi, Alberto Fiz, Tulliola Sparagni, Aosta, Italy
Almost Warm & Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio (catalogue)
The Object Sculpture, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom (catalogue)
Garden of Violence, Historical Museum of Murten, Switzerland
Art Downtown, Wall Street Rising, New York, NY
Permanent Collection Exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Shoot the Singer: Music on Video, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Hommage an Rudolf Schwarzkogler, 30 Jahre Galerie Krinzinger, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
5 X 5 Five by Five: Contemporary Artists on Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, NY
Self-portraits and portraits, WAKO Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Last Spring in Paris, Patrick Seguin Gallery, Paris, France
Conversations?—Recent acquisitions of the Van Abbemuseum, Academy of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
Material World: From Lichtenstein to Viola, 25 Years of The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Mutiples Objets de Désir: Acquisitions 2001 du fonds national d'art Contemporain, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
Music in Me, Geselleschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany.

2001 Amused, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artists Take on Detroit: Projects for the Tricentennial, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI (catalogue)

American Art, from the Goetz Collection, Galerie Rudolfinum, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Painter Editions – Recent Projects, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, CA Un Art Populaire, Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Paris Connivence, Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France
The Body & Sin, Bienal de Valencia, Spain
Art/Music: rock, pop, techno, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia Homes for the Soul: Micro-Architecture in Medieval and Contemporary Art, Gallery 4, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England
After the Beginning and Before the End: Instruction Drawings, Bergen Art Museum, Norway
Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY and The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England (catalogue)
A Room of their Own: From Rothko to Rauschenberg, From Arbus to Gober, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Dub'L – intROOdER, (Mike Kelley & Paul McCarthy), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Los Angeles Artists for the Benefit of New York City, Yamagata Studio, Los Angeles, California
Desire Admire Acquire, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Eye Infection, Stedelijk Museum, The Netherlands (catalogue)
Uniform Order and Disorder, Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy (catalogue) Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue) Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Retorn al País de les Meravelles: L'art contemporani I la infància, Centre Cultural de la Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain (catalogue)
Neue Welt, Frankfurterkunsterverein, Frankfurt, Germany
American Art from the Goetz Collection, Munich, Galerie Rudolfinum, The Center of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Biennale de Lyon, Art contemporain, Musée d' Art contemporain, Lyon, France (catalogue)
The Global Guggenheim: Selections from the Extended Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (catalogue)
Bienal de Valencia, Genralitat Valenciana, Valencia, Spain
Play's the Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of the Graduate Center, The City University of New York, New York, NY
Trans>Editions, Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000 Many Colored Objects Placed Side by Side to Form a Row of Many Colored Objects; Works from the Collection of Annick and Anton Herbert, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (catalogue)
Open Ends: 11 Exhibitions of Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Apocolypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London (catalogue)
The Big G Stands for Goodness: Corita Kent's 1960s Pop, Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Couples, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, NY
Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (catalogue)
Sonic Matters, Sonic Collaborations, Printed Matter, Inc. New York, NY

Art in the 80's, P.S. 1, New York, NY
Arte Americana: Ultimo Decennio, Ravenna, Logetta, Lombardesca, Italy (catalogue)
American Photographs, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
There is Something You Should Know: Die EVN Sammlung in Belvedere, Austrian Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
21st Annual Benefit Art Auction, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing From Life, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Let's Entertain, Walker Art Center, St. Paul, MN; Portland Art Museum, OR; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Miami Art Museum, FL (catalogue)
Food for the Mind: Die Sammlung Udo and Anette Brandhorst, Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst in the Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (catalogue)
Because a fire was in my head, South London Gallery, London Almost Warm and Fuzzy, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA After Life, 11 Duke Street, London