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JENNY HOLZER'S WORK IN EMAIL ART

Jenny Holzer

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Since the late 1970s, when her aphoristic Truisms and her Inflammatory Essays were first posted anonymously around New York, Jenny Holzer's work has sought to reformulate many of the givens of traditional art, especially in the context of public spaces. Writing is the basis of Holzer's practice. Although most of Holzer's content is original, on occasion, she works with historic or archival sources (for example, in her several commissioned permanent memorial works). To date she has written thirteen series: Truisms (1977-79), Inflammatory Essays (1979-82), Living (1980-82), Survival (1983-85), Under a Rock (1986), Laments (1989) Mother and Child (1990), War (1992), Lustmord (1993-95), Erlauf (1995), Arno (1996), Blue (1998), and OH (2001).

Holzer employs her texts singly or in combination in her permanent works, installations and xenon projections. Media employed in Holzer's practice vary. Writing is programmed into electronic signs; printed on posters and t-shirts; carved in sandstone benches, marble floors and granite sarcophagi; cast as bronze plaques; or etched on silver. Further, her statements have appeared on billboards, movie marquees, automobiles, in news magazines, and on websites, as well as being projected onto facades, walls, water and mountainsides by laser or with xenon.

Holzer's work has been shown in exhibitions and projects worldwide, including Times Square, New York (1982), Dia Art Foundation, New York (1989), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1989), 44th Venice Biennale (1990), Art Tower, Mito, Japan (1994), Centre National d'Art et de la Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris (1996), Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997), Instituto Cultural Itau, Sao Paolo, Brazil (1998), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1999), Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art, Norway (2000), and Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Germany (2001). In addition, she has executed permanent installations for institutions such as MAK, Vienna (1993), Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan (1995), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (1996), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (1997), and Bundestag, Berlin (1999), as well as created memorials including, Black Garden, Nordhorn, Germany, (1994), Peace Monument, Erlauf, Austria (1995), Goerdeler Memorial, City of Leipzig (1999), and BLACKLIST, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (1999).

Holzer was born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, Ohio. After attending high school in Ohio and Florida, she enrolled in Duke University's liberal arts program in 1968 and later attended the University of Chicago from 1970 to 1971. In 1972, Holzer completed her undergraduate work at Ohio University, Athens, with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. In 1975, she entered the master of fine arts program at the Rhode Island School of Design. During her MFA studies, completed in 1977, Holzer moved to New York City to participate in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program, and began her first series of public art texts. Holzer received the Leone d'Oro grand prize for best pavilion at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990, the Skowhegan Medal for Installation from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in 1994, the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum, in 1996 and a Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, 2000. Ohio University awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Arts in 1994 and Williams College awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Arts in 2000. Jenny Holzer lives and works in Hoosick, New York.

She is represented by Cheim and Read, New York; Spruth Magers, Cologne / Munich / London; and Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 “Secret”, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

2007 “Jenny Holzer”, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Germany

2007 “Nothing Follows”, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2007 “Recent Works”, The Contemporaray Museum, Honolulu, HI

2006 “Jenny Holzer: For London Barbican Centre”, Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, London, GB

2006 “Jenny Holzer XX”, MAK - Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna,, Austria

2006 “Night Feed”, Yvon Lambert, New York City, NY

2006 “Jenny Holzer.Archive”, Cheim & Read, New York City, NY

2006 “Jenny Holzer”, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2006 “Jenny Holzer”, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

2004 Hot Pink (with Lady Pink), Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

2004 Jenny Holzer with poetry by Henri Cole, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2004 TRUTH BEFORE POWER, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

2004 Accompanied by xenon projections in Vorarlberg,

2003 Jenny Holzer, Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany

2003 Accompanied by xenon projections in Goslar,

2002 "Jenny Holzer: OH", Galerie Magers, München, Germany

2002 Protect Me From What I Want: The Multiples and Editioned Works of Jenny Holzer, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY

2001 "Jenny Holzer", Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2001 "Jenny Holzer: OH", capcMusée d´art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

2001 "Jenny Holzer: Xenon", Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico

2001 "Jenny Holzer: Xenon", Chapelle Saint - Louis de la Salpêtrière, Festival d´Automne, Paris, France

2001 "Jenny Holzer", Cheim & Read, New York, NY

2000 "Jenny Holzer", Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2000 "Jenny Holzer", Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

1999 "Jenny Holzer: Proteja-Me do Que Eu Quero", Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1999 "Jenny Holzer: Lustmord", Nova Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil

1999 "Jenny Holzer: The Living Series", Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München, Germany

1999 "Jenny Holzer: Blue", Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999 "Jenny Holzer: The Living Series", Vaknin Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1998 "Jenny Holzer: Blue", Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

1998 "Jenny Holzer: Blue", Monika Sprüth Galerie, Köln, Germany

1998 Jenny Holzer: Lustmord", Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

1998 "Blue", Instituto Cultural Itaú, São Paulo, Brazil

1998 "Lustmord", University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

1997 "The Power of Words and Signs: The Fourth Brain", Index Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1997 "Jenny Holzer: Lustmord", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1997 "Jenny Holzer's The Living Series", Cheim & Read, New York, NY

1996 "Jenny Holzer: Lustmord", Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Warth, Schweiz

1996 "Jenny Holzer: Lustmord", Galerie Rähnitzgasse, Dresden, Germany

1995 "Jenny Holzer: From the Laments Series, 1989", Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

1995 "Lustmord", Monika Sprüth Galerie, Köln, Germany

1994 "Jenny Holzer", Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Center, Mito, Japan

1994 "BLACK GARDEN", Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany

1994 "Lustmord", Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

1994 "Lystmord: Jeg Er Vå På Stedet Hvor Kvinner Dør", Bergen Billedgalleri, Bergen, Norwegen

1993 "Jenny Holzer: The Venice Installation", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

1993 "The Living Series", Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

1993 "Da Wo Frauen Sterben, Bin Ich Hellwach", Haus der Kunst, München, Germany

1993 "Street Art: Jenny Holzer", Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau, Poland

1992 "Jenny Holzer", Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada

1991 "Selections from the Living Series. 1980-1982", Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, Argentina

1990 United States Pavilion, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

1990 Städtische Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany

1990 Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark

1990 Albright-Knox Art Gallery installations, Daktronics electric signs Pilot Field, and billboards in various locations in Buffalo, and by texts aired on PBS Channels 17 and 23, Buffalo, NY

1990 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1989 “Jenny Holzer”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY

1989 “Jenny Holzer: Laments 1988–89”, Dia Art Foundation, New York City, NY

1989 “Jenny Holzer”, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada

1988 “Jenny Holzer: Signs/Under a Rock”. Accompanied by outdoor installations, organized by the Artangel Trust, London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, GB

1988 Metrovision electronic sign, Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1988 Zakks electronic sign, Bradbury Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1988 Maiden Spectacolor electronic sign, Piccadilly Circus, London, GB

1988 Mayavision video monitors, Leicester Square underground station, London, GB

1988 “Plaques”, “The Living Series 1980–82”, “The Survival Series 1983–1985”, Interim Art Gallery, London, GB

1988 “The Survival Series 1983–1985”, , London, GB

1988 “Jenny Holzer”, The Brooklyn Museum, New York City, NY

1988 “Jenny Holzer”, Hoffman Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1987 “Jenny Holzer: Under a Rock”, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986 “Jenny Holzer: Signs”, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

1986 Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

1986 Artspace accompanied by outdoor installations, electronic sign, Showplace Square, and Sony JumboTRON video sign and monochrome electronic sign, Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA

1986 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1986 as Options 30, “Jenny Holzer”, and List Visual Arts Center.Accompanied by outdoor installation, painted billboard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Central Square, Cambridge, MA

1986 “Electronic Sign Project”, Palladium, New York City, NY

1986 “Keith Haring–Jenny Holzer”, Am Hof, Vienna, Austria

1986 “Jenny Holzer”, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1986 “Under a Rock”, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York City, NY

1986 “Jenny Holzer”, Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France

1984 “Jenny Holzer”, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

1984 “Jenny Holzer”, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

1984 “Jenny Holzer”, Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbane, France

1984 “Jenny Holzer: Truisms and Inflammatory Essays”, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery State University of New York College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY

1984 "Jenny Holzer-Lady Pink”, Rotterdam Kunststichting Galerie't Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1983 Jenny Holzer, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York City, NY

1983 Investigations 3: “Jenny Holzer.”, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1983 Accompanied by outdoor installation, electronic sign with incandescent bulbs, News Stand Restaurant Center Square, Philadelphia, PA

1983 “Essays”, “Survival Series”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, GB

1982 Plaques for Buildings: Thirty Texts from the Living Series, Cast in Bronze by Jenny Holzer and Peter Nadin”, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York City, NY

1982 “Jenny Holzer - Peter Nadin: Living”, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

1981 “Living” (with Peter Nadin), Museum für (Sub) Kultur, Berlin, Germany

1981 “Living” (with Peter Nadin), Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbane, France

1981 “Eating Friends” (with Peter Nadin), Artists Space, New York City, NY

1981 “Living” (with Peter Nadin), Rüdiger Schöttle Galerie, Munich, Germany

1981 “Texts Positions” (with Peter Nadin), Galerie Onze Rue Clavel, Paris, France

1979 “Printed Matter Windows”,Included audiotape, Printed Matter New York, New York City, NY

1978 “Jenny Holzer Installation”, Included audiotape, Franklin Furnace, New York City, NY

1978 “Jenny Holzer Painted Room: Special Project P.S. 1”, Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S. 1, New York City, NY

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2007 “The 1980s – A Topology”, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal

2007 “On /Off”, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2007 “Into Me/ Out of Me”, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2007 “Art in Motion”, Long March Foundation, Peking, China

2006 “Branding. Das Kunstwerk zwischen Authentizität und Aura, Kritik und Kalkül”, Centre Pasqu Art Kunsthaus d'art Seevorstadt, Biel, Switzerland

2006 “Venus en Perigorg”, , Perigueux, France

2006 “Do the Right Bling”, Stedelijk Museum's-Hertogenbosch, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

2006 “THE DOWNTOWN SHOW”, New York University - Grey Art Gallery, New York City, NY

2006 Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2006 Museum of Art, Austin, TX

2006 “Busy Going Crasy”, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2006 “Singapore Biennale 2006”, Singapour, Singapour

2006 “Temenos El Duchamp...”, Galeria GAM, Mexico City, Mexico

2006 “Surprise, Surprise”, ICA Instutute of Contemporary Arts, London, GB

2006 “Watch Out”, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2006 “A Brighter Day”, James Cohan Gallery, New York City, NY

2006 “The Unquiet World”, Australian Center of Contemporary Arts, New York City, NY

2006 “Out of Line:drawings from the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin”, HerbertF. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

2006 “Broken Surface”, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany

2006 “AUTO-NOM-MOBILE”, Kasseler Kunstverein e.V. Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

2006 “For 7 World Trade”, Cheim & Read, New York City, NY

2005 Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

2005 “Flashback”, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2005 “Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht”, ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

2005 “Contemporary Voices”, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

2005 “La Collection II / III”, Musée d´Art Contemporain, Marseille, France

2005 “Superstars”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2005 “Flashback”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland

2005 “Lecon Zero”, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

2005 “Down the Garden Path”, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2005 “Big Bang”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2005 “51. Biennale Venedig 2005”, Biennale Venedig, Venice, Italy

2005 “La main dans la main”, Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, Bodenburg, Germany

2005 Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

2005 , “Jenny Holzer. For Paula Modersohn-Becker”, Paula Modersohn–Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany

2005 “Twice Told”, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Lancaster, OH

2005 Jenny Holzer: Sol LeWitt: Sol LeWitt on the Roof: Splotches, Whirls and Twirls”, The Iris B. and Gerald Cantor Roof Garden Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

2005 , “Jenny Holzer / Lady Pink “HOT PINK””, Sprüth Magers Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2005 “Contemporary Voices”, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

2005 “Jenny Holzer”, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, GB

2005 “Inside Out Loud”, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

2004 Galeria Javier López, Madrid, Spain

2004 Kunstsammlungen Böttcherstraße, Bremen, Germany

2004 Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany

2004 “doublebind. Kunst-kinder-karriere.”, Museum im Roselius-Haus, Bremen, Germany

2004 “Duisburger Akzente 2004”, Duisburger Akzente Festivalbüro, Duisburg, Germany

2004 “FLIRTS. Kunst und Werbung / Arte e pubblicità”, MUSEION – Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bozen, Italy

2004 2.Biennale Meran, Biennale Meran, Meran, Italy

2000 "Giuseppe Gabellone", Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Torino, Italy

2000 "Rendez-Vous", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Avignon, France

2000 "Moving/in Museums Work", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

2000 "The Intuitive Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection", Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA

2000 "Heaven's Gift", Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY

2000 "The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West", 2000+Artteast Collection, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slowenia

2000 "Works in Light", Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

2000 "De Léonard de Vinci à Calder: Machins/Machines", Donjon de Vez, Vez, France

2000 "On Language", Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

2000 "Around 1984: A look at Art in the Eighties", P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

2000 "Writings: Jenny Holzer & William Kennedy", The Arts Center Troy, New York, NY

2000 "Sentimental", Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France

2000 "The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture", Exit Art, New York, NY

2000 "Illuminations: Art from Two Millennia", Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway

2000 "Let's Entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

2000 Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2000 "Sons et Lumieres", Museo Rufino Tamayo, exico City, exico

2000 Miami Art Museum "Couples", Cheim & Read, New York, NY

1999 "Art in America", Ash Fine Art, New York, NY

1999 "Das Gästezimmer", Am Kreisel in Wolhusen, Wolhusen, Schweiz

1999 "Object Lessons", Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

1999 "München im Kunstlicht. Ein Millenniumsprojekt von Stadt und Wirtschaft im öffentlichen Raum", , München, Germany

1999 "BMW Art Car Collection", BMW Group am Lenbachplatz, München, Germany

1999 "The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Part II, 1950-2000", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1999 "Memory Opens its Doors: Contemporary Art at the Lenbachhaus", Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, Germany

1999 "Gärten der Flora", Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany

1999 "StOP THE VIOLENCE!!!, STOP NASILJU!!!,NDAL DHUNËS!!!", Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien, Austria

1999 "Text-Image", Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Choux-de-Fonds, Schweiz

1999 "Connected Cities": Process of Art in the Urban Network", Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

1999 La Biennale di Venezia, Venzia, 48th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "Billboard": Art on the Road", MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, NE

1999 "Comfort Zone: Furniture by Artists", Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, NY

1999 "Urban Mythologies: The Bronx Represented Since the 1960s", Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY

1999 "Public Art: Private Vision", Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1999 "Mehr Licht", Galerie Friebe, Lüdenscheid, Germany

1999 "Jenny Holzer/Sol LeWitt", The Bathhouse, Kyoto, Japan

1999 "The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collections", California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

1999 "Sans Titre", Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

1999 "Parkett. Un musée en appartement", Centre d'Art Contemporain, Genf, Switzerland

1998 "art words-art works!", Culturcentrum Brugge, Brugge, Belgique

1998 "Louise Bourgeois. Jenny Holzer. Helmut Lang", Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria

1998 “Read My Lips”, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

1998 “Beyond Belief: Modern Art and the Religious Imagination”, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1998 “la Caixa”“Espejismos de la postfotografía ciberespacio”, Centre Cultural de la Fundación, Barcelona, Spain

1998 “After Eden: Garden Varieties in Contemporary Art”, Middlebury College Museum of Arts, Middlebury, VT

1998 “Installation for Ohio University”, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1998 “Installation for the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building”, Sacramento, General Services Administration (GSA), Sacramento, CA

1998 “Installation for Flur-Nord”, Schweitzerische Bankgesellschaft UBS, Zurich, Switzerland

1997 “Künst für Freud”, Foundation for the Arts, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria

1997 “The Elaine Dannheisser Collection”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1997 “Alternating Currents”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

1997 “Alternating Currents”, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1997 ”Check-In!”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland

1997 “One Line Drawing”, Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY

1997 “Public Service and Other Announcements”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1997 “The Age of Modernism: Art in the Twentieth Century”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

1997 “Allegory”, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York City, NY

1997 Installation for Köln Sculpture Garden”, Köln Sculpture Garden, Cologne, Germany

1997 “Installation for Münchener Rück”, München Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany

1997 “Installation for Zürich”, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

1997 “Installation for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao”, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

1997 “Oskar Maria Graf Memorial”, Literaturhaus, Munich, Germany

1997 “Art at the Leipzig Exhibition Center (Part II)”, Leipzig Messe GmbH (Trade Fair Center), Leipzig, Germany

1996 Mike Glier: Garden Court (with benches by Jenny Holzer), Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

1996 P.P.O.W., New York City, NY

1996 “Views from Abroad:European Perspectives on American Art 2”organized with Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

1996 “Biennale di Firenze: Il Tempo e la Moda”, Biennale di Firenze, Florence, Italy

1996 Achenbach Kunsthandel, Dusseldorf, Germany

1996 Accompanied by xenon projection, Arno river and texts on taxi hoods throughout the city., Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York City, NY

1996 Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980–95”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1996 “Mediascape”, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York City, NY

1996 “Sex and Crime: Von den Verhältnissen der Menschen”, Feb. 18–May 12, 1996, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany

1996 “Ceiling Snake”, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

1996 “Installation at the Schipol Airport Authority”, Schiphol Airport Authority, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1996 “Installation for the Leipzig Messe”, Leipzig Messe GmbH (Trade Fair Center), Leipzig, Germany

1995 “Laughter Ten Years After”, Center for the Arts Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

1995 Houghton House Gallery, New York City, NY

1995 Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York City, NY

1995 , Geneva, Switzerland

1995 Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

1995 “Fémininmasculin: Le sexe de l’art”, Grande Galerie, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1995 “Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection”, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

1995 “Allentown Benches: Selections from the Truisms and Survival Series”, United States Courthouse GSA Allentown, Allentown, PA

1995 Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan

1995 Installation , “Erlauf Peace Monument”, outdoor installation, , Erlauf, Austria

1994 “The Institute of Cultural Anxiety: Works from the Collection”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, GB

1994 “Gewalt/Geschäfte”, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

1994 “Tradition and Invention: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Japanese Garden”, Sogetsu Plaza, Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan

1994 “Welt-Moral: Moralvorstellungen in der Kunst heute”, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

1994 “Lenbachhaus Installation”, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

1994 “Black Garden, outdoor installation”, Black Garden, Nordhorn, Germany

1993 Virtual Reality: An Emerging Medium”, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York City, NY

1993 “Forty-second Street Art Project”, Times Square, New York City, NY

1993 “American Art in the Twentieth Century: Painting and Sculpture 1913–1993”, Martin Gropius–Bau, Berlin, Germany

1993 Royal Academy of Arts and the Saatchi Gallery, London, GB

1993 “The Empire Style and Biedermeier Permanent Collection Installation”, Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

1993 Green Table, outdoor installation, University of California, San Diego, CA

1993 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1992 “Functional Objects by Artists and Architects”, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992 “Beyond Just Words”, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1992 “Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art”, Hayward Gallery, London, GB

1992 Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

1992 “Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1991 Act-Up Benefit Art Sale, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NY

1991 “Speechless Text/Image Video”, International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1991 “Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties”, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Contemporary Art from the Collection of Jason Rubell”, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC

1991 “The Political Arm”, organized by Washington University Gallery of Art, John Weber Gallery, Saint Louis, MO

1991 “Video Library”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY

1991 “Installation for the Foster Gallery”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1991 “The Buffalo Installation”, Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1991 “Installation for Aachen”, Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany

1990 “Art & Pub: Art et Publicité 1890-1990”, Grande Galerie, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1990 , “High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1990 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1990 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1990 The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

1990 The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY

1990 “The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980’s”, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York City, NY

1989 Image World: Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

1989 A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1988 Australian Biennale: “From the Southern Cross, A View of World Art c. 1940–88”, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Pier 2/3, Sydney, Australia

1988 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1988 “Committed to Print: An Exhibition of Recent American Printed Art with Social and Political Themes”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1988 “Jenny Holzer: Signs and Benches”, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

1988 “Documenta 8”, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

1988 “Jenny Holzer”, Hoffman Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1988 “L’Epoque, La Mode, La Morale, La Passion”. Accompanied by outdoor installation “Sign on a Truck, Diamond Vision Mobile 2000 video sign”, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1988 “Social Engagement:Women’s Video in the ‘80s”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

1986 “Jenny Holzer/Barbara Kruger”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1986 International Sculpture Exhibition, Sonsebeck, The Netherlands

1986 “In Other Words” Accompanied by outdoor installation, electronic sign, Dupont Circle, Washington D.C. Catalogue, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, DC

1986 “Tuning In”, Art Gallery, Fogelson Library Center, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

1986 Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1985 “Dissent: The Issue of Modern Art in Boston, The Expressionist Challenge”,” Revolt in Boston, Fear vs. Freedom”, “As Found”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1985 “Ecrans Politiques”, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

1985 “Social Studies”, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York City, NY

1985 “Secular Attitudes”, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1985 “The Human Condition:Biennial III”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1985 “A Decade of New Art”, Artists Space, New York City, NY

1985 “1984: Women in New York”, Gallerie Engström, Stockholm, Sweden

1985 “Time Line”, Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S. 1, New York City, NY

1983 “1983 Biennial Exhibition”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

1983 “1984–A Preview”, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York City, NY

1983 “The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Laughter'”, Protetch/McNeil, New York City, NY

1983 Arts Cultural Resource Center, Toronto, Canada

1982 “Jenny Holzer, Lee, Aron Fink”, American Graffiti Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1982 “Nine Women Artists”, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

1981 “Public Address”, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY

1981 “Crimes of Compassion”, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

1980 , “Issue: Social Strategies by Women Artists”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, GB

1979 “Manifesto Show”, 5 Bleecker Street, New York City, NY

1979 “Artwords and Bookworks: An International Exhibition of Recent Artists’ Books and Ephemera”., Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1979 Artists Space, New York City, NY

1979 Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, MN

1979 Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

1979 “Short Video Tapes”, Anthology Film Archives, New York City, NY

 

updated September 2007