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Diana Thater

Born 1962 in San Francisco. Lives and works in Los Angeles.



EDUCATION           


1990          M.F.A., Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

1984          B.A., Art History, New York University



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017         Diana Thater: A Runaway World, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles

 Diana Thater: The Starry Messenger, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, Texas


2016         Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago [Catalog]

         Diana Thater: Colorvision, 1301PE, Los Angeles     


2015  Beta Space: Diana Thater, San Jose Museum of Art, California

 Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

 Diana Thater: Life is a Time-Based Medium, Hauser & Wirth, London

 Diana Thater: Science, Fiction, David Zwirner, New York

   Diana Thater: The Starry Messenger, Galerie Eric Hussenot, Pairs

   Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles [itinerary: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago] [Catalog]


2014          Delphine, Saint-Philibert, Dijon [organized by Fonds régional d’art contemporain Bourgogne, Dijon]


2012      Diana Thater: Oo Fifi- Part I and Part II, 1310PE, Los Angeles 

  Diana Thater: Chernobyl, David Zwirner, New York


2011          Diana Thater: Chernobyl, Hauser & Wirth, London

                  Diana Thater: Chernobyl, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

                  Diana Thater – Nature Morte, Galerie Hussenot, Paris

                  Diana Thater: Peonies, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio


2010         Delphine, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

         Diana Thater: Between Science and Magic, David Zwirner, New York

     Diana Thater: Between Science and Magic, Santa Monica Museum of Art, California [catalogue]


2009         Delphine, Kulturkirche St. Stephani, Bremen, Germany [organized by Kunsthalle Bremen]

             Diana Thater: Butterflies and Other People, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California

                 Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (a collaborative project with the Natural History Museum, London) [catalogue]

                 Diana Thater: Tigers and Other People, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, England [exhibition publication]


2008          Delphine, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego, California [long-term installation]

                  Diana Thater, 1310PE, Los Angeles           

                  Diana Thater: Here is a text about the world, David Zwirner, New York


2007-present    Perfect Devotion, The best space is the deep space, Leo S. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art


2007            The Experience of Color: Ann Veronica Janssens & Diana Thater, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts                         [two-person exhibition]

            OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, OSRAM Art Projects / Seven Screens, Munich [catalogue]

                    relay, a collaboration with T. Kelly Mason, West of Rome, 1033 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles


2005           Continuous. Contiguous., David Zwirner, New York [catalogue]

                   Diana Thater, Zwirner & Wirth, New York [catalogue]

                   Perpetual Motion, Perfect Devotion, Haunch of Venison, London

   Pink Daisies, Amber Room, 1301PE, Los Angeles


2004            Diana Thater: Keep the Faith. A Survey Exhibition, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen Germany and Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany                                 [catalogue]

    White is the Color, 1301PE, Los Angeles


2003            Transcendence is expansion and contraction at the same time, Haunch of Venison, London [catalogue]


2002            Bastard Pink, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan

                    Diana Thater, Galerie Hussenot, Paris


2001            knots + surfaces, Dia Center for the Arts, New York [catalogue published in 2002]

    the sky is unfolding under you, David Zwirner, New York

    the sky is unfolding under you, 1301PE, Los Angeles


2000-present     Broken Circle, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany [catalogue published in 2004]
                                               


2000            The Caucus Race, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan

    Delphine, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

    Delphine, Vienna Secession [catalogue]

    Diana Thater, 1301PE, Los Angeles

    Diana Thater, Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, Sweden


1999            The best outside is the inside, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri [catalogue]

                The best sense is the nonsense, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

    The best space is the deep space, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

    The Caucus Race, Patrick Painter, Santa Monica, California

    Diana Thater, Galerie Hussenot, Paris

    Diana Thater, H & R Projects, Brussels


1998            The best animals are the flat animals - the best space is the deep space, MAK Center for Art +

    Architecture, Los Angeles [catalogue]

    The best space is the deep space, Time-Based Media 1998-99: Diana Thater, Allen Memorial Art

                    Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio [catalogue]

    Diana Thater, Artpace San Antonio, Texas

            Diana Thater: Video Installations, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Projects 64. Diana Thater: The best animals are the flat animals, The Museum of Modern Art,

    New York [exhibition publication]


1997         Diana Thater: Orchids in the Land of Technology, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota


1996             China, Crayons & Molly Numbers 1 through 10, David Zwirner, New York

                     Electric Mind, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria [publication by the artist]

     Electric Mind and Recent Works, Portland Art Museum, Oregon [itinerary: SITE Santa Santa Fe, New Mexico;                                                                                        The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts]

     The individual as a species, the object as a medium, Diana Thater: Selected Works 1992-1996,

     Kunsthalle Basel [itinerary: Kunstverein Hamburg] [catalogue]

     Wicked Witch, Temporary Contemporary at The Baltic Flour Mills, Gateshead, England [catalogue                                                                  Temporary Contemporary published in 1997]


1995             China, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago [itinerary: Le Creux de l’Enfer - Centre d’Art Contemporain à Thiers, Thiers, France] [catalogue]

     Crayons & Molly Numbers 1 through 10, Galerie Schipper & Krome, Cologne


1994             Diana Thater, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam [catalogue]

                     Ginger Kittens, Friesenwall 116a, Cologne


1993          Abyss of Light, 1301, Santa Monica, California

     Late & Soon (Occident Trotting), David Zwirner, New York


1992            Up to the Lintel: Bliss, The Bliss House, Pasadena, California

     Up to the Lintel: Bliss, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California

                       

1991            Dogs and Other Philosophers, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, California


1990             With/Out, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016      Indestructible Wonder, San Jose Museum of Art, California

     On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver, Depaul Art Museum, Chicago [organized in                                       collaboration with ART21]


2015      Come As You Are: Art of the 1990's, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair New Jersey [itinerary: Terlfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia: University of                Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan; And Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas] [catalogue] 

                     Ladies' Knight: The Female Perspective of Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, Missouri

                     the slow burn, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon

                     Vita Vitale, The Azerbaijan Pavilion, Venice [part of the 56th Venice Biennale: All the World's Futures]


2014     Cinema & Painting, Adam Art Gallery Te P?taka Toi, Victoria University, Wellington New Zealand [catalogue forthcoming]

    (De-) Construction: Fiction & Reality, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine         


2013             California Landscape into Abstraction, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California   

     Not Yet Titled, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

     À Triple Tour, Conciergerie, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Paris

     Flowers and Mushrooms, Museum Der Moderne, Salzburg

              Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana, Venice


2012             Dualities, Bank of America Plaza, Los Angeles

                     Greetings from Los Angeles, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand

                      Howling at the Moon, Dickinson Roundell Inc., New York

                      Light and Landscape, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York

                      New Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

                      Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zurbaran - Manifestations of Precarious Vitality, Kunsthaus Zürich

      Works in Place, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


2011               Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool, England [itinerary: Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy; Hamburger        Kunsthalle, Hamburg] [catalogue]

                      Barroco Nova: Neo Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art, Museum London, London, Canada [catalogue]

                      Out of the Box: Artists Play Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

                      Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New Generation. Selections from the Hadley Martin Fisher Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Florida


2010                 Anonymous Sculpture: Video and Form in Contemporary Art, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany [itinerary: Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck,  Austria] [catalogue]

The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, The National Arts Club, New York [itinerary: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fl; The Virginia MoCA, Virginia Beach, VA] [catalogue]

One Room: Diana Thater, Laurence Aberhart, Fiona Banner, 1301PE, Los Angeles

                        Simply Video, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

                        Taking Place, The Temporary Stedelijk, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


2009            After Darwin: Contemporary Expressions, Natural History Museum, London [catalogue]

In-Finitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice [catalogue]

     Magnetic Landscape, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

          Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York


2008     The Artist as Troublemaker, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

                  California Video, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles [catalogue]

                        Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles                              [catalogue]

                      The Gallery, David Zwirner, New York

         Group Show, 1301PE, Los Angeles

       Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California [itinerary: University of California,         Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California] [catalogue]

                        Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Multiverse, Claremont Museum of Art, California

Progress, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego,

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney [catalogue]

Whitney Storefronts, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


2007            After the Situation: Moment Making, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

                       …drawling, stretching and fainting in coils…, FestSpiele + 2007, Pinakothek der Moderne and Nationaltheater, Munich [catalogue published in 2008]

                      Elsewhere?, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan

      I Don’t Do Nature, 1301PE, Los Angeles

              Imaging + Imagining California Modern, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California 

L.A. Desire, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf

                Leitmotifs, Palais Delphinal, Saint Donat-sur-l’Herbasse, France           

The Present: The Monique Zajfen Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

          Soundwaves: The Art of Sampling, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California

                     Touch My Shadows: New Media from the Goetz Collection in Munich, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Xmas Hysteria, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan


2006               Ballerina in a Whirlpool: Works by Isa Genzken, Richard Jackson, Roman Signer, and Diana Thater from the Hauser & Wirth Collection, Kunsthalle                            Baden-Baden, Germany [catalogue]

                       Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin [catalogue]

                       Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York [catalogue]

                       Four Thursday Nights: Group Dynamics, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

                       IDYLLE: Traum und Trugschluss, Sammlung Falckenberg, Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg [itinerary: Domus Atrium 2002, Salamanca, Spain;        National Gallery, Prague] [catalogue]

                       Nature Attitudes, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna           

                       Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]

                       Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York


2005               Artists’ Books, Revisited, Art Metropole, Toronto [catalogue]

       Beyond the Painted Horizon, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, California

       Die Ordnung der Natur, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich, Oberösterreich, Austria [itinerary: Museum Moderner Kunst - Stiftung Mörlen,                           Passau, Germany] [catalogue]

                       Guardami: Percezione del video, Palazzo Delle Papesse - Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena [catalogue]

       Main Line Collects: Distinctive Choices, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, Pennsylvania

       The Real Ideal, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, England

       The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field Art, 1950-2005, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto [catalogue]

                       Vertiges, Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse, Toulouse, France [catalogue]

                       Water, Air, Earth, Fire. At the origins of life between Art and Science, Palazzo della Borsa, Genoa, Italy
         

                       Weathervane, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [itinerary: Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada; Galerie de l'UQAM, Université du Québec                        à Montréal] [catalogue]


2004              Animals, Haunch of Venison, London [catalogue]

                      Ein-leuchten, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria [catalogue]

                      Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin [catalogue]

                      Hypermedia, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

                      Natur ganz Kunst, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

                      Not Done! (Het Kunstenaarsboek), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp [catalogue published in 2005]


2003              100 Artists See God, Independent Curators International, New York [itinerary: The Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia] [catalogue published in 2004]           

      Fast Forward: Media Works from the Goetz Collection, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und

      Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany [itinerary: Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid] [catalogue]

                      An International Legacy: Selections from Carnegie Museum of Art, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [itinerary: Mobile       Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio] [catalogue]

                      Of Earth and Sky: Elements in Abstraction, San Diego Museum of Art, California                       

                      Sitings: Installation Art 1969-2002, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


2002              Claude Monet…bis zum Digitalen Impressionismus, Fondation Beyeler, Basel

      Das Tier in Mir. Die Mensch-Tier-Verwandtschaft in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

                      Keine Kleinigkeit, Kunsthalle Basel

                      Making Nature, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen [itinerary: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna] [catalogue]

                      Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York                             [itinerary: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao] [catalogue published in 2003]

                      Parallels and Intersections, San Jose Museum of Art, California

                      Sculpture Contemporaine, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Rhône-Alpes, Lyon

                      Ten Years, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

                      Vidéo Topiques: Tours et Retours de l’Art Vidéo, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France [catalogue]                       


2001               BitStreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]

                      Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles [catalogue]

                      Elusive Paradise: The Millennium Prize, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa [catalogue]

                       I© NY, David Zwirner, New York

                       Parkett: Collaborations and Editions Since 1984, The Museum of Modern Art, New York [itinerary: Whitechapel Art Gallery, London] [catalogue]

                       Post-Landscape: Between Nature and Culture, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, California

                       Public Offerings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [catalogue]                       

                       Wechselstrom (Alternating Current) Part 2, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland [catalogue]


2000               The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Part II, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue published in                           1999]

                       Electronic Images: Videokunst 1965-2000, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany

                       Enclosed & Enchanted, Modern Art Oxford, England [itinerary: Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England] [catalogue]

                       Herausforderung Tier, Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany [catalogue]

                       L.A.-ex, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich [catalogue published in 2001]

                       Lasting Legacy: Recent Additions to the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

                       Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video and Film, Palm Beach

       Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida [itinerary: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles] [catalogue]

                       Sites Around the City: Art and Environment, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona [catalogue]

                       Thinking Space: Selections from the Ann & Marshall Webb Collection, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada [catalogue]

                       To Infinity and Beyond: Editions for the Year 2000, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York


1999                Art/Journalism, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

                       Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh [catalogue]

                       Collection FRAC Rhônes-Alpes, Fonds Régional Art Contemporain - Rhône-Alpes, Institute d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

                       Gallery Artists Summer Show, David Zwirner, New York

                       Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millennium, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (curated by Larry Rinder) [catalogue]

                       Trouble Spot. Painting, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp (curated by Luc Tuymans) [catalogue]


1998                Auf der Spur: Kunst der 90er Jahre im Spiegel von Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunsthalle Zürich

                        Five Years, 1993-1998, David Zwirner, New York

                        Light x Eight: The Hanukkah Project, The Jewish Museum, New York

                        Span: Jessica Bronson, Mariko Mori, Diana Thater, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand [itinerary: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New                               Zealand; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand] [catalogue]

                        View One, Mary Boone Gallery, New York


1997                1997 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]

                        Between Lantern and Laser, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

                        Multiple Identity: American Art from the Whitney Museum 1975-1995, Castello di Rivoli, Turin [Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Kunstmuseum                 Bonn, Germany] [catalogue]

                        Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997, Münster [catalogue]

                        Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark                                                [itinerary: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles] [catalogue]

                        Trade Routes: History and Geography, 1997 Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg [catalogue]           


1996                 Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art,

                        National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens [catalogue]

                        Being and Time: The Emergence of Video Projection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York [itinerary: Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico] [catalogue]           

                        Jurassic Technologies Revenant: 10th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney [catalogue]

                        Painting: The Extended Field, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall [itinerary: Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden] [catalogue]

                        Someone else with my fingerprints, David Zwirner, New York [itinerary: Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich; August Sander Archiv/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne; Kunstverein München, Munich; Kunsthaus Hamburg] (curated by Wilhelm Schürmann) [catalogue]

                        True. BLISS., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions [catalogue]

                        Wunderbar, Kunstverein Hamburg


1995             1995 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]

                        Beyond the Borders: Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea [catalogue]

                        Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon [catalogue]

                        Limiares/Threshold: Recent American Sculpture, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal [catalogue]

                        Surroundings, Museum Fridericianum Kassel [catalogue]


1994                 Pure Beauty, The American Center, Paris [itinerary: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles]

                        Summer Group Show, David Zwirner, New York

                        Temporary Translation(s): Sammlung Schürmann, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Haus der Photographie - Aktuelle Kunst, Hamburg [catalogue]


1993                 Emblazoned Ciphers of the Visible, California State University, Los Angeles

                        Sugar ‘n’ Spice, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

                        The Time, Anderson O’Day Gallery, London


1992                 Into the Lapse, 1301, Santa Monica, California

                        Very, Very, Very, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California


1991                 Rhythms of Earth and Water, Los Angeles Airport International Terminal


1990                 Heart in Mouth, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles



PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS


2007            Virtuosic Siblings: Berlin - LA Festival of Film/Art, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles [itinerary: Goethe Institut Los Angeles,; REDCAT Roy and     Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles]


2006-2008       JUMP, a collaboration with T. Kelly Mason, Tate Modern, London; Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles; Whitney Biennial 2006  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; David Zwirner, New York


1998-2000     The future that almost wasn’t, a collaboration with T. Kelly Mason, Artpace San Antonio, Texas;  Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel/Marstall, Munich; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions



EXHIBITIONS CURATED BY THE ARTIST


2009       DIYPDC, The Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California


2007            …drawling, stretching and fainting in coils…, FestSpiele + 2007, Pinakothek der Moderne and Nationaltheater, Munich [catalogue]


1999                 A Living Theatre, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria [catalogue]


1997 Places that are elsewhere, David Zwirner, New York


1996  Persona, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago [itinerary: Kunsthalle Basel] [catalogue]

        Sampler 2 - More Videos from Southern California, David Zwirner, New York; included in the exhibition Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997,    Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebæk, Denmark [itinerary: Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany] [catalogue]



PUBLIC PROJECTS


2012               Bank of America Plaza, Los Angeles


2007-2008   California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California


2005-2007       The Colburn School, Los Angeles, California


2003-2005     Shaw Tower, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



MONOGRAPHS  & SOLO EXHIBITION CATALOGUES


2010        Diana Thater: Between Science and Magic. Text by Helen Varola. Interview with the artist by Pernilla Holmes. Santa Monica Museum of Art, California (exh. cat.)


2009        Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla. Texts by Bergit Arends, Adam Budak, Peter Pakesch, Larry Rickels, and Jason Smith. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne (exh. cat.)

            Diana Thater: Tigers and Other People. Texts by Pernilla Holmes and Matthew Rowe. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, England (exh. pub.)


2007   OSRAM Art Projects. Text by Christian Schoen. OSRAM Art Projects, Munich (exh. cat.)


2005      Diana Thater: Dreamland. Text by Diana Thater. David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth, New York (exh. cat.)


2004           Diana Thater: Broken Circle. Text by Anne Hoormann. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany (exh. cat.)

           Diana Thater: Keep the Faith. A Survey Exhibition. Texts by Barbara Engelbach, Wulf Herzogenrath, and Diana Thater. Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany and Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany (exh. cat.)


2003           Diana Thater: Transcendence is expansion and contraction at the same time. Edited by Christiane Schneider and Diana Thater. Interview with the artist by Christiane Schneider. Haunch of Venison, London (exh. cat.)


2002          knots + surfaces. Texts by Lynne Cooke, Michael Govan, Karen Kelly, and Akira Lippit. Dia Center for the Arts, New York (exh. cat.)


2000          Delphine. Interview with the artist by Carol Reese. Vienna Secession (exh. cat.)


1999         Diana Thater: The best outside is the inside. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (exh. cat.)


1998         The best animals are the flat animals - the best space is the deep space. Texts by Amelia Jones, Carol McMichael Reese, Diana Thater, and Daniela Zyman. MAK Center for Art + Architecture, Los Angeles (exh. cat.)

   The best space is the deep space, Time-Based Media 1998-99: Diana Thater. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio (exh. cat.)

   Projects 64. Diana Thater: The best animals are the flat animals. The Museum of Modern Art, New York (exh. pub.)


1997   Temporary Contemporary. Texts by Iwona Blazwick, Anna Pepperall, Paul Usherwood, and Mike White. Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council Libraries and Arts Services, Gateshead, England (exh. cat.)


1996              The individual as a species: the object as a medium, Diana Thater: Selected Works 1992-1996.

Interview with the artist by Kathryn Kanjo. Kunsthalle Basel (exh. cat.)


1995            China. Texts by Colin Gardner, Timothy Martin, and Diana Thater. The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and Le Creux de L’Enfer - Centre d’Art Contemporain à Thiers, Thiers, France (exh. cat.)


1994            Witte de With: Cahiers, No. 3. Edited by Barbara van Kooij. Texts by Timothy Martin and Diana Thater. Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam



SELECTED BOOKS & GROUP EXHIBITION CATALOGUES


2011   Alice in Wonderland: Through the Visual Arts. Texts by Gillian Beer, Alberto Manguel, Carol Mavor, Christoph Benjamin Schulz, and Edward Wakeling. Tate Publishing, London                                                (exh. cat.)

                        Barroco Nova: Neo Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art. Texts by Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Susan Edelstein, and Patrick Mahon. Museum London, Canada (exh. cat.)


2010            Anonymous Sculpture: Video and Form in Contemporary Art. Edited by Beate Ermacora and Sylvia Martin. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (exh. cat.)

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project. The National Arts Club, New York (exh. cat.)


2009            Art of Projection. Edited by Christopher Eamon, Stan Douglas. Texts by Mieke Bal, Beatriz

Colomina, Thomas McDonough, Gregor Stemmrich. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany

                  The Essential Guide. Edited by Robert V. Sharp, Elizabeth Stepina, Susan E. Wiedemayer. The Art Institute of Chicago

                        Expressions: From Darwin to Contemporary Arts. Texts by Bergit Arends, Charles Darwin, Gautier Deblobde, Jeremy Deller, Matthew King. Natural History Museum, London (exh. cat.)

Film, Video, and New Media at the Art Institute of Chicago. Texts by Lisa B. Dorin and James Rondeau. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut

                        In-Finitum. Texts by Giandomenico Romanelli, Francesco Poli, Nico Van Hout, Eddi De Wolf, Heinz-Norbert Jocks, Tatsuro Miki, Axel Vervoordt. Vervoordt Foundation, Ghent  (exh. cat.)


2008      California Video: Artists and Histories. Edited by Glenn Phillips. Texts by Meg Cranston, Robert R. Riley, Kathy Rae Huffman, et al. Getty Publications, Los Angeles (exh. cat.)

            …drawling, stretching and fainting in coils… Texts by Kent Nagano, Bernart Schwenk, Diana Thater. Pinakothek der Moderne and Nationaltheater FestSpiele + 2007, Munich (exh. cat.) [exhibition curated by the artist]


            Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet. Texts by Hugh M. Davies, Stephanie Hanor, Lucía Sanromán, Lucinda Barnes, et al. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California (exh. cat.)

Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Text by Rachel Kent. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (exh. cat.)


This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Texts by Ann Goldstein, Rebecca Morse, Paul Schimmel. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (exh. cat.)


2006            Ballerina in a Whirlpool: Works by Isa Genzken, Richard Jackson, Roman Singer, and Diana Thater from the Hauser & Wirth Collection. Texts by Fritz Emslander, Michaela Unterdörfer, Karolin Kober, Sabine Sarwa, Barbara Wagner. Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (exh. cat.)

                   Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection. Texts by Stan Douglas, Christopher Eamon, Anette Hüsch, Joachim Hunter, Gabriele Knapstein, Britt Schlehahn. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany (exh. cat.)

                    Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video. Texts by Brian Wallis, Edward Earle, Christopher Phillips, Carol Squiers. International Center of Photography, New York (exh. cat.)

                  IDYLLE: Traum und Trugschluss. Text by Oliver Zybok. Sammlung Falckenberg, Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg (exh. cat.)

                Video Art. Texts by Sylvia Martin, Uta Grosenick. Taschen, Cologne

Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night. Texts by Chrissie Iles, Philippe Vergne. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (exh. cat.)


2005            Artists’ Books, Revisited. Texts by Ann Dean, Michael Krebber. Art Metropole, Toronto and Vienna Secession (exh. cat.)

Die Ordnung der Natur. Texts by Martin Sturm, Hans-Peter Wipplinger. Folio Verlag, Vienna (exh. cat.)

Guardami: Percezione del video. Edited by Gli Ori. Palazzo Delle Papesse - Centro Art Contemporanea, Siena (exh. cat.)

Not Done! (Het Kunstenaarsboek). Texts by Stefan Hertmans, Dara Birnbaum, Peter Downsbrough, Lawrence Weiner, et al. Imschoot Uitgevers, Ghent (exh. cat.)

pressPLAY: Contemporary Artists in Conversation. Texts by Juan Vicente Aliaga, Michael Archer, Carlos Basualdo, Daniel Birnbaum, et al. Phaidon Press, London

Recent Pasts: Art in Southern California from the 1990s to Now. Texts by Connie Butler, Brian Butler, Matthew Coolidge, Dennis Cooper, Mike Davis, Dave Muller, Diana Thater, Frances Stark. JRP|Ringier, Zurich

The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field Art, 1950-2005. Texts by Mark Cheetham, Robert Hobbs, Sarah K. Rich, Raphael Rubinstein. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (exh. cat.)

Vertiges. Text by Pernilla Holmes. Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse, Toulouse, France (exh. cat.)

Weathervane. Texts by Karen Love, Elizabeth May. Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada and Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada (exh. cat.)


2004            100 Artists See God. Texts by John Baldessari, Meg Cranston, Thomas McEvilley. Independent Curators International, New York (exh. cat.)

Animals. Text by Christiane Schneider. Haunch of Venison, London (exh. cat.)

      Dicen que finjo o miento. Central de Arte, Guadalajara World Trade Center, Guadalajara, Mexico

Ein-leuchten. Texts by Margrit Franziska Brehm, Daniela Zyman, Agnes Husslein, Francesca von Habsburg, Peter Weibel, et al. Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (exh. cat.)

                    Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof. Texts by Eugen Blume, Joachim Jäger, Gabriele Knapstein. Junius, Hamburg (exh. cat.)

       Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst. Text by Friederike Wappler. Weltkunst/Bruckmann, Munich

Le Creux de l’Enfer 1988-2002. Text by Laurence Gateau. Le Creux de l’Enfer - Centre d’Art Contemporain à Thiers, Thiers, France

Parkett: 20 Years of Artists’ Collaborations. Text by Mirjam Varadinis. Parkett Publishers, Zurich


2003     Fast Forward: Media Art Sammlung Goetz. Edited by Ingvild Goetz and Stephan Urbaschek. Texts by Sabine Himmelsbach, Mark Nash, Peter Weibel, Stephan Urbaschek, et al. Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz, G.m.b.H., Hamburg (exh. cat.)

ICI in 2003. Edited by Stephen Robert Frankel. Independent Curators International, New York

                An International Legacy: Selections from Carnegie Museum of Art. Edited by Sheryl Conkelton, Elizabeth Thomas. American Federation of Arts, New York (exh. cat.)

Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections. Texts by Lisa Dennison, Nancy Spector, Joan Young, John Hanhardt. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (exh. cat.)


2002            Art Now. Edited by Burkhard Riemschneider and Uta Grosenick. Taschen, Cologne

Making Nature. Text by Dieter Buchhart. Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen (exh. cat.)

Vidéo Topiques: Tours et Retours de l’Art Vidéo, 2002. Texts by Patrick Javault, Georges Heck, Maurizio Lazzarato, et al. Musées de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (exh. cat.)


2001              BitStreams. Texts by Lawrence Rinder, Debra Singer. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (exh. cat.)

Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen. Texts by Barbara Maria Stafford, Frances Terpak, Isotta Poggi. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (exh. cat.)

Elusive Paradise: The Millennium Prize. Texts by Diana Nemiroff, Johanne Sloan. The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (exh. cat.)

                Foci. Interviews with Ten International Curators. Text by Carolee Thea. ApexArt Curatorial Program, New York

Intermedia - Dialog der Medien. Texts by Barbara Engelbach, Gundolf Winter. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany

L.A.-ex. Edited by Christa Häusler, Elisabeth Schweeger. Texts by Andrew Gellatly, Peter Kroher. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany (exh. cat.)

Parkett: Collaborations and Editions Since 1984. Texts by Deborah Wye, Susan Tallman. Parkett Publishers, Zurich (exh. cat.)

Public Offerings. Edited by Howard Singerman. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (exh. cat.)

Wechselstrom (Alternating Current) Part 2. Edited by Michaela Unterdorfer. Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland (exh. cat.)


2000            Bauen und Wohnen: Grafikeditione Deutsche Bank Bauspar AG 1993 bis 1999. Texts by Hellmut Seemann, Josefine Raab, Hans Wielens, Margareta Konze. Deutsche Bank Bauspar AG, Frankfurt

Enclosed & Enchanted. Texts by Kerry Brougher, Michael Tarantino. Modern Art Oxford, England (exh. cat.)

        Herausforderung Tier. Texts by Regina Haslinger, Durs Grünbein, Elfriede Jelinek, Ilya Kabakov, et al. Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany (exh. cat.)

            Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video and Film. Edited by Amy                                                Cappellazzo, Adriano Pedrosa, Peter Wollen. Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida (exh. cat.)

Sites Around the City: Art and Environment. Texts by Heather Sealy Lineberry, Ronald Jones. Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona (exh. cat.)

Thinking Space: Selections from the Ann & Marshall Webb Collection. Texts by Shirley Madill, Loretta Yarlow. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada (exh. cat.)


1999   The American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000. Text by Lisa Phillips. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (exh. cat.)


Art at the Turn of the Millennium. Edited by Burkhard Riemschneider, Uta Grosenick. Taschen, Cologne

Carnegie International 1999/2000. Text by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (exh. cat.)

                Carnegie International 1999/2000: Artists’ Reader. Text by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Consciousness Cinema: An Art of Its Time. Texts by Steve Anker, Irina Leimbacher, David Sherman. CCAC Institute, San Francisco

Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millennium. Edited by Lawrence Rinder. Thames & Hudson, New York (exh. cat.)

            Trouble Spot. Painting. Edited by Narcisse Tordoir, Luc Tuymans, Roland Van de Sompel.Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp (exh. cat.)


1998            Cream (10 Curators, 10 Writers, 100 Artists: Contemporary Art in Culture). Texts by Francesco Bonami, Dan Cameron, Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Matthew Higgs, Susan Kandel, et al. Phaidon Press, London

Span: Jessica Bronson, Mariko Mori, Diana Thater. Text by Giovanni Intra. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (exh. cat.)


1997       1997 Whitney Biennial. Texts by David A. Ross, Douglas Blau, et al. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (exh. cat.)

Art Recollection. Artists’ Interviews and Statements in the Nineties. Texts by Diana Thater, Otto Neumaier. Printed Matter, Inc., Ravenna, Italy

Multiple Identity: Amerikanische Kunst 1975-1995 aus dem Whitney Museum of American Art.

Texts by Johanna Drucker, Donald Kuspit, Volker Adolphs. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (exh. cat.)

Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997. Edited by Klaus Bußmann, Kasper König, Florian Matzner. Verlag Gerd Hatje, Münster (exh. cat.)

Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997. Texts by Lars Nittve, William R. Hackman, Mike Davis, Peter Schjeldahl, Laura Cottingham, Terry R. Myers, et al. Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (exh. cat.)

Trade Routes: History and Geography, 1997 Johannesburg Biennale. Texts by Okwui Enwezor, Francesco Bonami, et al. Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council, Johannesburg and the Prince Claus Fund of Culture and Development,The Hague (exh. cat.)


1996            Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Text by Johanna Drucker. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (exh. cat.)

  Being and Time: The Emergence of Video Projection. Text by Marc Mayer. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (exh. cat.)

Echoes: Contemporary Art at the Age of Endless Conclusions. Edited by Francesco Bonami. Texts by Francesco Bonami, Jeffrey Rian, Jen Budney, Keith Seward, Neville Wakefield, Mark Van de Walle. The Monacelli Press, New York

Jurassic Technologies Revenant: 10th Biennale of Sydney. Texts by Lynne Cooke, Jonathan Crary, Elisabeth Sussman, et al. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (exh. cat.)

Painting: The Extended Field. Text by Sven-Olov Wallenstein. Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden (exh. cat.)

Someone else with my fingerprints. Texts by Hanjo Berressem and Wilhelm Schurmann. Salon Verlag, Cologne (exh. cat.)

True. BLISS. Texts by Julie Joyce, David A. Greene. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (exh. cat.)


1995        1995 Whitney Biennial. Texts By Klaus Kertess, John Ashbery, Gerald M. Edelman, Lynne Tillman, et al. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (exh. cat.)

Beyond the Borders: Gwangju Biennale.  Texts by Song Eon-jong, Lim Young-bang, Kathy Halbreich, Clive Adams, et al. Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea (exh. cat.)

                        Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon. Texts by Thierry Prat, Thierry Raspail, Georges Rey.

Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (exh. cat.)

                        Limiares/Threshold: Recent American Sculpture. Texts by Dan Cameron, Fernando Pernes. Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (exh. cat.)

Surroundings. Text by Pia Witzmann. Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (exh. cat.)


1994      Optimism. Hirsch Farm Project. Text by Mitchell Kane. Hirsch Foundation, Northbrook, Illinois

            Temporary Translation(s): Sammlung Schürmann. Text by Zdenek Felix. Deichtorhallen

                        Hamburg, Haus der Photographie - Aktuelle Kunst, Hamburg (exh. cat.)



PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARTIST


2008            …drawling, stretching and fainting in coils…. Edited by Diana Thater. Texts by Diana Thater, Kent Nagano, Bernhart Schwenk. Bayerische Staatsoper and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich


2000            Parkett no. 60. Parkett Publishers, Zurich [edition of 150 DVDs]


1999        A Living Theatre. Edited by Diana Thater. Text by Diana Thater. Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
                                                     


1996            Electric Mind. Edited by Diana Thater. Texts by Diana Thater, Kathryn Kanjo, and Pat Murphy. Imschoot Uitgevers, Ghent



WRITINGS BY THE ARTIST

 

2012         Thater, Diana. "It Speaks to Me: Diana Thater on Nam June Paik's 'Video Flag Z' at LACMA." latimesblogs.latimes.com                                                           (January 25, 2012) [online]

                               


2011           Thater, Diana. “Adam D. Miller.” Art Review (March 2011): 88


2008       Thater, Diana. “Diana Thater in New York.” artinfo.com (January 18, 2008) [ill.] [online]

Thater, Diana. Pinakothek der Moderne and Nationaltheater. “Anthropodenial.” …drawling, stretching and fainting in coils…(2008)


2005       Thater, Diana. University of California Press and Dia Art Foundation. “A Man Becomes Unstuck in Time in the Film That Became a Classic!” Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty (2005)


2002         Thater, Diana. “Diana Thater: Hotlist.” Artforum (February 2002): 28


1998         Thater, Diana and Otto Neumaier. “Wer sind wir?” Noema Art Journal no. 49 (October/November 1998): 46-51

Thater, Diana. Phaidon Press. “Diana Thater in conversation with Stan Douglas.” Stan Douglas (1998): 6-29


1997          Thater, Diana and T. Kelly Mason. “The future that almost wasn’t.” Transcript 2, no. 3 (1997):                                                38-43

Thater, Diana and Otto Neumaier. Danilo Montanari, Exit and Zona Archives Editori. “Who Are We?” Art Recollection: Artists’ Interviews and Statements in the Nineties (1997)


1996            Thater, Diana and Hamza Walker. The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and Kunsthalle Basel. “Gay…Black...Female… Whatever.” Persona (1996)


1994            Thater, Diana and Garret Savage. “The Structure of Meaning.” FOCUS 14 (1994): 19-31



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


2012             Finkel, Jori. "MOCA Mobilization is back in action." latimes.com (July 24, 2012) [online]

                    Halperin, Julia. "Artist-Led Group MOCA Mobilization Is Back, And It Has a List of Demands." artinfo.com (July 24, 2012) [online]

                    Kennedy, Randy. "Artist Group Petitions Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles." nytimes.com (July 25, 2012) [online]

                    McGarry, Kevin. "Out There|The Big Frieze." tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com (May 4, 2012) [ill.] [online]


2011             Hubbard, Sue. “Diana Thater: Chernobyl.” 3quarksdaily.com (February 7, 2011) [ill.] [online]

    Marmion-Warr, Alana. "Diana Thater: Chernobyl." dazeddigital.com (January 26, 2011) [ill.] [online]

                    "Exhibition of the week - Chernobyl." esquire.co.uk (January 26, 2011) [ill.] [online]


2010             Ayers, Robert. “Diana Thater.” ARTnews (May 2010): 112 [ill.]

    Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Ann Goldstein takes her MOCA learning to Amsterdam.”  latimes.com (December 12, 2010) [online]

    Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. “La belleza: un conflicto en desuso.” Exit Express no. 53 (Summer 2010): 18-28 [ill.]

    Kawamoto, Wayne. “A Magic and Modern Mash-Up.” magic.about.com (January 20, 2010) [ill.] [online]

    McGarry, Kevin. “Last Chance: The Magic of Diana Thater.” interviewmagazine.com (March 12, 2010) [ill.] [online]

    McHugh, Julia. “SOUTH ON 101: Free and fun.” santamariatimes.com (February 5, 2010) [online]

      Neil, Jonathan T. D. “Diana Thater: Between Science and Magic.” Art Review (April 2010): 112 [ill.]

    Simonson, Lily. “This Magic Moment: Diana Thater, Jeffrey Wells at the Santa Monica Museumof Art.” pbs.org/art21 (March 4, 2010) [ill.] [online]

      Walker, Alissa. “New MOCA Director Deitch Will Close His Gallery But That Doesn’t Quiet Angry Art Mobs.” fastcompany.com (January 11, 2010) [online]

                    Willis, Holly. “Diana Thater: Between Science and Magic.” Blur + Sharpen on kcet.org (February 28, 2010) [ill.] [online]


2009             Sansone, Valentina. “Diana Thater at Kunsthaus Graz.” Flash Art no. 265 (March-April 2009): 88 [ill.]

Sholis, Brian. “Previews: Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla.” Artforum (January 2009): 136 [ill.]

Ward, Ossian. “After Darwin.” Time Out London (July 16, 2009) [ill.]

Ziegler, Ulf Erdmann. “Diana Thater überlässt das Kunsthaus Graz Gorillas und ihren üblichen Verrichtungen.” Monopol                                             (April 2009) [ill.]

“Diana Thater: gorillagorillagorilla.” The Art Newspaper (March 2009): 58 [ill.]

“Graz, Austria: Diana Thater.” Mousse Magazine (April/May 2009) [ill.]

Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture (Winter-Spring 2009) [cover]


2008         Ayers, Robert. “Weekend Picks: Diana Thater in New York.” artinfo.com (January 18, 2008) [ill.] [online]

                        Buckley, Annie. “Picks: Diana Thater at 1301PE.” artforum.com (October 3, 2008) [ill.] [online]

Duffy, Robert W. “Chess Club Makes Bold Move into West End Quarters.” St. Louis Beacon (July 15, 2008) [ill.]

                        Govan, Michael. “The Esquire Museum of  Contemporary Art.” Esquire (October 2008): 298-301

                        Hudson, Suzanne. “Diana Thater at David Zwirner.” Artforum (March 2008): 359-360 [ill.]

Kantor, Jordan. “Preview: California Video.” Artforum (January 2008): 135

Kerr, Merrily. “Diana Thater: Here is a Text About the World.” Time Out New York (January 31 - February 6, 2008): 63. [ill.]

  Masters, H.G. “Diana Thater: Here is a text about the world…” flavorpill.com (January 10, 2008) [ill.] [online]

            Myers, Holly. “Tapeheads: California Video.” Art Review (March 2008): 38

            Spears, Dorothy. “The Ritual of Chess, a Decoder of Life.” The New York Times (January 13, 2008): AR29 [ill.]

            Wagley, Catherine. “Perfect Deceit: Diana Thater.” artslant.com (October 13, 2008) [ill.] [online]

                        “We Asked Diana Thater a Few Questions.” Glare no. 3 (Spring 2008): 26 [ill.]


2007             Barron Bailly, Austen. “Artist-Curators and Art Historian-Curators at the Edge: How the ‘Modern West’ Reveled Boundaries of the Curatorial Practice.” Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture no. 11 (2007) [ill.]

Connah, Roger. “Am Punkt Null?” Stadt Bauwelt (June 2007): 60-79 [ill.]

Haithman, Diane. “LACMA Invites Artists in for a Chat.” Los Angeles Times (January 12, 2007)

Karcher, Eva. “Ab mit euren Köpfen: Alice III: Diana Thater’s Ausstellung für ‘Festpiel.’” Suddeutsche Zeitung no. 148 (June 30 - July 1, 2007): 14

Sonna, Birgit. “All About Alice.” TAKT (June 2007): 38-41 [ill.]

“Touch my Shadows.” Warsaw Voice (January 24, 2007)

“Flores/Flowers.” EXIT no. 28 (November 2007/January 2008): 148-149


2006     Berwick, Carly. “Reviews: UP NOW.” ARTnews (May 2006): 156

Fortnam, Joanna. "Art in the Garden: Wall Flowers." Garden Design (June/July 2006) [ill.]

Schjeldahl, Peter. “Critic’s Notebook.” The New Yorker (March 20, 2006): 34

Smith, Roberta. “Art Review - The Body, Electric: Text and, Yes, Videotape.” The New York Times (August 4, 2006)


2005         Avgikos, Jan. “Diana Thater.” Artforum (April 2005): 186

                        Bürklin, Heidi and Charles Rump. “Diana Thater in der Galerie Haunch of Venison.” Die Welt (September 17, 2005): 24 [ill.]

Carrier, David. “Reviews: Diana Thater.” Tema Celeste no. 109 (May/June 2005): 75-76

Ho, Christopher K. “Diana Thater: Continuous Contiguous.” Modern Painters (March 2005): 99

Kunitz, Daniel. “Publisher’s catalogue.” Art Review (November 2005): 126-131

MacIntyre, Jeff. “Going Out: Architecture: A New Beacon at Shore.” The Globe and Mail (July 15, 2005): R5

                        Robinson, Walter. “Weekend Update.” artnet.com (February 15, 2005) [online]

                        Scott, Andrea K. “Ah, Wilderness: Nature Meets Culture in Diana Thater’s Installations.” Time Out New York (January 20-26, 2005): 64-65

     Smith, P.C. “Diana Thater at David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth.” Art in America (May 2005): 160

Vering, Jan. “Video Ist Tot, Es Lebe die Kunst.” Westfälische Rundschau (March 19, 2005) [ill.]

“Diana Thater.” The New Yorker (February 7, 2005): 17

“Five Best Exhibitions: Diana Thater, Haunch of Venison, London.” The Independent (September 23, 2005): 53


2004     Albrecht, Alexandra. “Alles fließt und leuctet.” Weser Kurier, Wochen Journal (April 8-14, 2004)

                        Beßling, Rainer. “Berauschende Farbräume.” foyer: das Kulturjournal für Bremen und Nordwesten no. 54 (March 15 - May 15, 2004   [ill.]

                  Beßling, Rainer. “Von der Inszenierung des Natürlichen.” Verdener Aller-Zeitung (March 23, 2004)

                        Blecher, Helmut. “Videobetrachtungen in unendlichen Raum.” Westfalenpost (March 19, 2004)

Cartier, Stephan. “Das Draußen als Teil der Kunst Drinnen.” Weser Kurer (March 20, 2004)

                        Claus, Jürgen. “Diana Thater Löst den White Cube Auf.” Kunsteitung (March 2004)

                        Cooke, Lynne. “Best of 2004: 13 Top Tens.” Artforum (December 2004): 158

                        Komm, Sabine. “Karibische Delfine Schwimmen Durchs Museum.” Harlongerblatt (March 25, 2004)

                        Laukötter, Frank. “Diana Thater: Keep the faith.” punkt: Kunst im Nordwesten no. 66 (2004)

                        Lüddermann, Stefan. “Ein rasanter Ritt durch die Wellen.” Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (April 14, 2004)

Mensing, Roman. “Wechserwirkung alter und neuer Median.” Die Sparkassen Zeitung (March 19, 2004)

                        Michalski, Ina. “Diana Thater: ‘Delphine.’” Bremer: Die Stadtillustrierte (March 2004)

Myers, Julian. “Sitings: Installation Art 1969-2002.” Frieze no. 84 (Summer 2004): 128

                        Posca, Claudia. “Die mit den Pferden Filmt.” Neue Ruhr Zeitung (June 10-11, 2004)

Rosenau, Mirja. “Wildpferde, abgerichtet zu Wildpferden.” Frankfurter Rundschau (April 3, 2004)

Schossig, Rainer B. “Es ist hier heller als man denkt.” Kurier (April 4, 2004)

Schröder, Ralf. “Heute vorgestellt: ‘Siegen makes me work.’” Hallo Siegen (March 18, 2004)

Stoeber, Michael. “Michael Stoeber über Diana Thater.” Artist Kunstmagazine no. 59 (February 2004): 42-47

Stürzer, Anne. “Die mit Delfinen tanzt.” Nordsee Zeitung (May 8-9, 2004)

                        von Helmut, Blecher. “Videobetrachtungen im unendlichen Raum.” Westfalenpost (March 19, 2004)

                        “‘Bleib dir treu’ - eine Position.” Siegener Zeitung (January 9, 2004) [ill.]

“Diana Thater: Ausstellung in Siegen und Bremen.” Siegener Zeitung (February 20, 2004)

“Diana Thater. Keep the faith.” Mix Bremen (May 2004): 39

“Diana Thater - Videokunst.” Wesermarsch Magazin (April 2004)

“Diana Thater: ‘Zu einem Museum gehört für mich unbedingt die Stille.’” Siegener Rundschau (March 19, 2004)

“Die mit dem Licht Tanzt.” Taz Bremen (March 22, 2004) [ill.]

“Kalifornische Videos in Bremen und Siegen.” Nordwest Zeitung (February 19, 2004)

                        “Kunst - Achse Bremen - Siegen.” Westfalenpost Siegerländer Morgenzeitung (March 1, 2004)

                        “Meditative Videoprojektionen: Natur als Spiegel der menschlichen Kultur.” Ludswigburger Kreiszeitung (March 23, 2004) [ill.]

                        “Natur zeigt sich als Kulturspiegel.” Waldeckische Landeszeitung (March 20, 2004) [ill.]

                        “Über die Wände” Siegener Zeitung.” (March 25, 2004)

“Verstörend schöne Naturbilder.” Schweriner Volkszeitung (March 26, 2004) [ill.]

                        “Videokunst von Diana Thater.” Bremen Magazin no. 4 (2004)

                        “Wechselwirkung alter und neuer Medien.” Die Sparkassenzeitung (March 19, 2004)

                        “‘Wilder’ Wolf im Farbspektrum.” Siegener Zeitung (March 19, 2004) [ill.]


2003               Mauk, Laura. “Horse’s Mouth: Readers’ Tips for Spring 2003.” Bookforum (Spring 2003)


2002             Cheng, Scarlet. “California Grrrls: The Major Survey ‘Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women/California’ Sheds Light on an Oft- Neglected Group of Female Artists from 1950 to 2000.” The Los Angeles Times (September 29, 2002)


2001           Barlow, Melinda. “Sculpture + Architecture in Dialogue: A Conversation with Diana Thater.”

Sculpture (October 2001): 34-39

Chen, Aric. “State of the Arts.” Jalouse (November 2001): 152-155

                        Gellatly, Andrew. “Enclosed and Enchanted.” Frieze, No. 56 (January/February 2001): 114

                        Gilbert, Andrea. “Splash: Big Names in Contemporary Art Dive to Their Limits.” View (August 2001): 88-93

                        Harris, Jane. “Diana Thater.” Art Press (April 2001): 12-14

                        Kimmelman, Michael. “Diana Thater ‘knots + surfaces.’” The New York Times (May 18, 2001): E29

                        Pollack, Barbara. “Diana Thater.” ARTnews (April 2001): 139

                        Ross, Christine. “The Insufficiency of the Performative: Video Art at the Turn of the Millennium.” Art Journal  (Spring 2001): 28-33

            Schwendener, Martha. “Winter Preview: Diana Thater Dia Center for the Arts.” Artforum (January 2001): 37

Skarf, Shayna. “Diana Thater, knots + surfaces.” Time Out New York (September 27 - October 4, 2001): 84

                        Solomon, Deborah. “Tastemaker, New in Town, Dives into a Caldron.” The New York Time (May 2, 2001): H1, H9

      Tumlir, Jan. “Public Offerings. Museum of Contemporary Art.” Artforum (January 2001): 43

“Back to the Future with Bitstreams.” Art in America (September 2001): 61-63

“Bitstreams.” Tema Celeste (March/April 2001): 116

“Dia Center for the Arts.” Tema Celeste (November/December 2001): 105

“Dia Center for the Arts.” The New Yorker (February 12, 2001): 20-21

Connaissance des Arts: Chelsea (2001) [ill.]


2000   Amanshauser, Hildegund. “A Living Theatre.” Salzburger Kunstverein: Jahresbericht 1999, Magazin no. 4 (2000): 74-83

                        Arrhenius, Sara. “Come Closer: On the Intimacy of Vision in the Art of Diana Thater.” Parkett no. 60 (December 2000): 78-81

Buchhart, Dieter. “Diana Thater: ‘Delphine.’” Kunstforum no. 151 (July 2000): 394-395

                        Doswald, Christopher. “Hollywood der Kunst.” Facts no. 15 (April 13, 2000): 158-164

                    Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. “Water, Sun and Thinking Bodies.” Parkett no. 60 (December 2000): 102-115

                        Haslinger, Regina. “Art Remembers the Animal.” Parkett no. 60 (December 2000): 88-101

                        Hofleitner, Johanna. “Zeitgeist als Kopie Seiner Selbst.” Die Presse (February 17, 2000)

Horny, Henriette. “Kluge Tiere und traurige Kids.” Kurier (January 28, 2000)

Krumpl, Doris. “Flipper und der Jugend-Style.” Der Standard (January 27, 2000): 17

Schröck, Petra. “Diana Thater. Natur ist eine Sprache.” Eikon no. 33 (September 2000): 29-36 [ill.]

                        Stammen, Sylvia.  “The Future That Almost Wasn’t.” Süddeutsche Zeitung (May 19, 2000)

                        Telenko, Sherri. “Moluccan Cockatoo Molly # 1-10.” View (September 28 - October 4, 2000)


1999     Binder, Mary. “...And Illusion.” Pittsburgh City Paper (July 7, 1999)

                        Buskirk, Martha. “Art Around the Hub.” Art in America (June 1999): 57-63

                        Cooke, Lynne. “Diana Thater: On Location.” Parkett no. 56 (September 1999): 177-182

Dannatt, Adrian. “The Old Masters of Tomorrow.” The Art Newspaper (December 1999)

Frank, Peter. “Diana Thater.” ARTnews (March 1999): 139

Hettig, Frank-Alexander. “Diana Thater.” Kunstforum no. 143 (January/February 1999): 428-429

Intra, Giovanni. “La Struttura Mobile.” Tema Celeste (January/February 1999): 50-53

Joyce, Julie. ”Diana Thater.” Art Issues (March/April 1999): 44

Kraynak, Janet. “Diana Thater.” Documents (Winter 1999): 33-38

Rickels, Laurence A. “Art/Journalism.” X-TRA (Summer 1999): 11-18

Shearing, Graham. “Video Harnessed.” Tribune Review (July 1, 1999): 29

Thomas, Mary. “Thater video installation plays with the senses at Carnegie.” Post Gazette (June 26, 1999)

                        “Diana Thater: The best space is the deep space.” Carnegie (May/June 1999): 26


1998         Fogle, Douglas. “Diana Thater. Being Inside of a Work of Art.” Flash Art (January/February 1998): 86-89

Johnson, Ken. “Diana Thater.” The New York Times (October 30, 1998): E38

Lunenfeld, Peter. “Diana Thater/Constraint Decree.” Art/Text no. 63 (August/October 1998): 66-72

Neumaier, Otto. “Diana Thater: Wer Sind.” Noema Art Journal (October/November 1998): 46-51

Saltz, Jerry. “Projects 64: Diana Thater.” Time Out New York (November 5-12, 1998): 76

                        Sichel, Berta. “Diana Thater.” Flash Art (November/December 1998): 107

                        Sykes, Martin. “Split Images.” New Zealand Herald (February 6, 1998)


1997            Cameron, Dan. “Glocal Warming.” Artforum (December 1997): 17-22, 130

                        Dany, Hans-Christian. “Diana Thater.” Frieze (June/July 1997): 90-91

                        Ellison, Victoria. “Girl is a Camera.” Aorta (April 15, 1997): 16-17

Fielder, Nadine. “Diana Thater at the Portland Art Museum.” Artweek (January 1997)

Gerlach, Gunner F. “Was nahe liegt ist doch so fern und Diana Thater’s Video-Räume.” TAZ (February 15-16, 1997): 3

                        Goodeve, Thryza Nichols. “Signs of the Times: Diana Thater.” Artforum (May 1997): 25

                        Höepker, Thomas. “Szene Los Angeles.” Art das Kunstmagazin no. 12 (December 1997): 30-41

                        Mason, T. Kelly and Diana Thater. “The Future that Almost Wasn’t.” Transcript 2, no. 3 (1997): 38-43

Mummenhoff, Julia. “Von Wölfen und Konstrukten.” Szene Hamburg (March 1997): 70-97

                        Rugoff, Ralph. “L.A.’s Female Art Explosion.” Harper's Bazaar (April 1997): 204-205, 246

                        Salvioni, Daniela. “The Whitney Biennial.” Flash Art (Summer 1997): 114-117 [ill.]

                        Seyfahrt, Ludwig. “Abbild und identität.” Hamburger Rundschau (March 6, 1997): 50

              Staniszewski, Mary Anne. “Diana Thater: Orchids in the Land of Technology.” Artforum (May 1997): 74

                        Usherwood, Paul. “Diana Thater.” Art Monthly no. 202 (December/January 1997): 36


1996       Amanshauser, Hildegund. “Diana Thater.” Camera Austria no. 54 (1996): 22-28

                        Avgikos, Jan. “Sense Surround: Diana Thater.” Artforum (May 1996): 74-77, 118

                        Domesle, Andrea. “A Mouse is a Cat, is a Chimp, is a Girl.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung (October 19, 1996): 46

                        Gassert, Siegmar. “Neue Identität?” Dreiland Zeitung (October 4, 1996)

                        Gragg, Randy. “Electric Nature.” The Sunday Oregonian (November 20, 1996): 1, 4

                        Huntington, Richard. “Phantom Figures, Screaming Clowns Enliven Albright-Knox Video Show.”Buffalo News

(November 10, 1996): F1, F6

                        Johnson, Ken. “Diana Thater at David Zwirner.” Art in America (May 1996): 103-104

Müller, Hans-Joachim. “Blumen, Buntheit, Bilder und Bedingungen.” Basler Zeitung no. 217 (September 17, 1996)

                        Qualls, Larry. “Five Video Artists.” Performing Arts Journal (September 1996): 1-13

                        Row, D.K. “A Small Victory.” Willamette Week (November 20, 1996): 56

Russ, Sabine. “Zwischen den Bildern.” Neue Bildende Kunst (April/May 1996): 82-83

Smith, Roberta. “Diana Thater.” The New York Times (February 23, 1996): C32

Smith, Roberta. “The Gallery Doors Open to the Long Denied.” The New York Times (May 26, 1996): C1, C29

Spinelli, Claudia. “Gelb, Zyan, Grün, Magenta, Rot und Blau. Zu den Arbeiten von Diana Thater.” Das Kunst-Bulletin

(October 1996): 16-23                       

Spinelli, Claudia. “Wer sind wir? Wie verhalten wir uns? Ein Gespräch mit Diana Thater.” Basler Zeitung (September 17, 1996)

            Wallach, Amei. “Up and Coming: This Video Artist Runs With the Wolves.” The New YorK Times (February 4, 1996)


1995   Palmer, Laurie. “Diana Thater: Renaissance Society.” Artforum (Summer 1995) [ill.]

                        Gottlieb, Stacey. “Whitney Biennial Unplugged.” The Manhattan File (March 1995): 80


1994             Breerette. Genevieve. “Tout Nouveau, Tout Beau.” Le Monde (June 8, 1994)

                        Choon, Angela. “Openings.” Art & Antiques (January 1994)

de Jonge, Piet. “Diana Thater.” Metropolis M (October 1994)

Martin, Timothy. “Stan Douglas, Diana Thater: Screen Off-Screen.” Witte de With Cahier no. 3 (1994): 98-104

Pagel, David. “Into the Light.” Frieze (June 1994): 22-25

Roos, Robert. “Anders Omgaan Met Film en Video.” Trouw (September 28, 1994)

                        Saltz, Jerry. “LA Rising.” Art + Auction (April 1994)

                        Tjon, Carla. “De Verwarde Kijker.” Magazijn (September 1994)


1993         Smith, Roberta. “Diana Thater.” The New York Times (December 23, 1993): C25


1992           Ross, Adam. “Diana Thater.” Art Issues no. 26 (Winter 1992/1993)           


1991         Gardner, Colin. “Diana Thater: Dorothy Goldeen Gallery.” Artforum (May 1991): 152-153

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. “Slaves of L.A.; and Others: Young L.A. Artists.” Artspace (Summer 1991): 73-79

Zellen, Jody. “Diana Thater.” Arts Magazine (May 1991): 8

“Diana Thater, Artist-in-Residence.” Digest 6, no. 1 (Fall 1991)



SELECTED AWARDS


2011           2011 Award for Artistic Innovation, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles


2006            James D. Phelan Art Award in Film and Video, The San Francisco Foundation


2005    Fellowship Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York


1999-present   Artist-in-Residence for SaveTaijiDolphins.com, Earth Island Institute, San Francisco


1998        The International Artist-in-Residence Program, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas


1995        Project Grant, Etant Donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, New York Prize, Beyond the Borders: Gwangju   Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea


1993     Other Genres Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.


1991            Artists at Giverny Program, Artist-in-Residence at the Claude Monet Foundation, Lila Acheson-Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation, Giverny, France



SELECTED LECTURES, PANELS, & CONFERENCES


2010          Diana Thater lecture, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

          Garfield Undergraduate Lecture Series: Diana Thater, Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles


2009            The Museum's Future Perspectives, New Museum, New York


2007            Diana Thater: Conversations with Michael Govan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art


2005      Diana Thater on Robert Smithson, Dia Art Foundation, New York


2002            Artists on Artists Lecture Series: Diana Thater on Robert Smithson, Dia Center for the Arts, New York

Presentation of the Award for Curatorial Excellence and CSS Conversation with Suzanne Ghez, Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Residency: Ecology, Community Planning, and Social Challenges in Panama, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, Panama City


2001        Art & Optics, New York Institute for the Humanities, New York University

            Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video and Film, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


1999             Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, Center for New Media, University of California, Berkeley, California

Video Artists on Paik: A Panel Discussion, in conjunction with the exhibition The Worlds of Nam June Paik, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


1998            Dialogues on Art, in conjunction with the exhibition Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


1995         Mediawork: The Southern California New Media Working Group, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California


1997            World Cups of Art: Have We Missed the Goal? MAK Center for Art + Architecture, Los Angeles


1994     Optimism, Hirsch Farm Project, Hillsboro, Wisconsin



SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Art Institute of Chicago

Artpace, San Antonio, Texas

Atelier Augarten Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Castello di Rivoli, Turin

Fonds Régional Art Contemporain - Rhône-Alpes, Institute d`art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York