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Tyler Coburn

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For further information about Tyler Coburn, visit his website


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Born 1983, New York
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Yale University, New Haven CT
B.A. Literature with an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Visual Culture, 2006
University of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA
M.F.A. Studio Art, expected 2012


2012 The Third Sculpture, curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen, Bijlmer International Sculpture Project, NL
2010 New Wight Biennial 2010, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
TODAY I MADE NOTHING, organized by Tim Saltarelli, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC
The Enemy, curated by Irene Aristizabal as part of HaVE A LoOk! HAve a Look!, Form Content, London
Love Letter to a Surrogate, organized by Warren Neidich, Torrance Art Museum, L.A.
Forté, edited by Jacqueline Carpenter, Catherine Czacki and Georgia Sagri, Audio Visual Arts, NYC
2009 LEAVE NO TRACE: Ridges, Troughs and Phantom Limbs, curated by Margaret Liu
Clinton, Picture Parlor, International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), NYC
Entry Points, curated by i-cabin,, Hamburg DE
Forté, ABCyz, Silvershed, NYC
Evading Customs, organized by Lumi Tan and Peter J. Russo, Brown Gallery, London
No Bees, No Blueberries (co-curated with Sarina Basta), Harris Lieberman, NYC
Everything Must Out Going, curated by Elizabeth Lovero, Asia Song Society, NYC
Cleopatraʼs: Trade Secrets, John Connelly Presents Tunnel Room, NYC
Black Death (solo), envoy, NYC
The Decentered Practice, curated by Ad Hoc Vox, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
In Practice, SculptureCenter, NYC
2008 The Labyrinth Wall, Exit Art, NYC
Love is a Cannibal: Tyler Coburn, David Benjamin Sherry, Jesse Finley Reed,
curated by Becky Smith, Sloan Fine Art, NYC
Ghostwriters: Tyler Coburn and Sebastian Craig in Collaboration (solo), Jack the Pelican Presents, NYC
Why + Wherefore: This One Goes Up To 11, curated by Summer Guthery, Nicholas
Weist, Lumi Tan, and Hanne Mugaas,
Graphics Interchange Format, curated by Laurel Ptak as part of Young Curators, New
Ideas, Bond St Gallery, NYC
Double X (solo), MARCH, NYC
Cube Passerby, 2008, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise @ passerby, NYC
Project(or) platform for current art stages, curated by The Centre of Attention, Art Rotterdam: The International Art Fair of the Netherlands, NE
2007 50,000 Beds, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT
2006 Join the Dots, curated by Eglantine Masson, Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin DE
Dog Daze, The Drake Hotel, Toronto ON
2005 The Centre of Attention presents Fodder, Pilot: 2, London UK

2010 Live on Five Songs, organized by Leslie Fritz and Martin Kersels, 2010 Whitney Biennial, NYC
Faker, presented by Tanya Leighton, Sunday, Berlin
2009 Letʼs Pretend This Never Happened, curated by Graham Kolbeins, Workspace, L.A.
Circular File Channel – Episode 1, curated by Tairone Bastien, Performa 09, NYC
Drunken Realist, hosted by Jen Liu, Exhibition 211, NYC
Video Pyramid, curated by Ana Wolovick and Mariah Robertson, Silvershed, NYC
Iʼm Feeling Lucky, curated by Ad Hoc Vox, P.P.O.W., NYC
Seven Portraits on a Correalist Rocker, Renwick Gallery, NYC
The Glorified Docent, organized by Trong Gia Nguyen, EFA Project Space, NYC
Video Pyramid, part of On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, NYC
Bonfire Funeral, by Mariah Robertson, part of On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, NYC
Virtual Highlights, commissioned by for In Real Life, Capricious, NYC
Fuckall, envoy, NYC
2008 The Final Hour of Saddam Hussein, by Rachel Mason, common room 2, NYC
Why + Wherefore: This One Goes Up To 11, Monkeytown, NYC
Sexy Librarian: In Conclusion, by Julia Weist, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC
Decameron, curated by Yasue Maetake, CRG Gallery, NYC
Unititled: This Is What's About To Happen, curated by Ronnie Bass and Summer Guthery, Lumen House, NYC
2007 Free to be…you and me Invitational, curated by Nick Hallett and Thomas Beard,
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA
Free to and me Invitational , Aurora Picture Show, Houston TX
Cinephilia lecture at Monkeytown, NYC
2006 Wormhole Saloon, curated by Joel Cahen, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London UK
Free to and me Invitational, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago IL
Free to and me Invitational, Ocularis, NYC
Fashion Victim No. 92 , Whitechapel Art Gallery, London UK

2010 WL14/TC10, commissioned by Elena Bajo and Warren Neidich for Me Myself and I (Conversations with Oneself), INPUT Journal
2009 Writing Live, an experimental writing fellowship commissioned by Performa 09, Open Dialogues and thespacebetweenwords, NYC
WL14/TC09, commissioned by Summer Guthery for Changing Light Bulbs In Thin Air,
CCS/Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Virtual Highlights, commissioned by for In Real Life, Capricious, NYC
Medium No. 1 (Manhattan), commissioned by SculptureCenter for In Practice, SculptureCenter, NYC
2008 WL14/TC08, commissioned by Cleopatraʼs (Brooklyn NY) for the October issue of The Journal
Picabia on Picabia, commissioned by ArtReview for the 'Manifesto' section of its May 2008 issue


2010 Colby Chamberlain, 'Today I Made Nothing'
2009 Massimiliano Gioni, Laura Hoptman and Lauren Cornell, The Younger than Jesus
Artist Directory (cat.), Phaidon Press
Yulia Tikhonova, Review: 'Medium No. 1 (Manhattan)' Sculpture Magazine, December 2009
John Ewing, Review: 'No Bees, No Blueberries' Art Lies, Fall 2009
Elisabeth Kley, 'Gotham Art & Theater,', 7/23/09
Sandra Ballentine, 'Every Thing Must Out Going!' New York Times T Magazine Blog, 6/2/2009
Holland Cotter, 'Last Chance: 'Cleopatra's Trade Secrets' New York Times, 5/14/09
Bartholemew Ryan, 'This is not an Interview: A Stroll with Tyler Coburn,' Art in America Online, 3/25/2009
Nicola Trezzi, 'Oyster, Hoy Star!'
Lori Cole, 'Critics' Pick: In Practice', 2/15/2009
Brian Droitcour and Ceci Moss, 'In Real Life' at Capricious Space: A Conversation,'
2008 Michael Wilson, Review: 'Love is a Cannibal' Time Out NY #675
Fan Zhong, 'What's the Polish Word for Art?' Interview Magazine Blog
'Medium Cool, Best of Installation: Tyler Coburn & Sebastian Craig, 'Ghostwriters,'' Time Out NY #668
Twice Over (2008) featured on
Marisa Olson, 'Choosy Moms Choose GIF'
Jordan Hruska, 'Why + Wherefore' Whitewall Magazine, Summer Issue
Helen Kauder, Richard Klein, Will Wilkins, Denise Markintosh and Chris Doyle, 50,000 Beds (cat.),
The Aldrich Museum/Art Space/Real Art Ways
'Medium Cool, Best of Mixed Media: Tyler Coburn, 'Double X'' Time Out NY no651
Alexis Swerdloff, 'Tyler Coburn's 'Double X' Opens This Weekend at MARCH' Papermag
Ceci Moss, 'Fighting the Flames'
Bosko Blagojevic,'Decameron at CRG Gallery Tonight' Artcal Zine
2007 Linda Yablonsky, 'Hotel Rooms Become Overnight Stars' New York Times
Bosko Blagojevic, 'Free to be…you and me International' Flavorpill SF no246

2010 'Rodney Graham's ʻPainter, Poet, Lighthouse Keeperʼ at Lisson Gallery, London' Agenda, online
'Whereʼs the Irony?' Metropolis M, April/May 2010
'Future Greats: Emily Roysdon, My Barbarian, Vishal Jugdeo, Emily Wardill, Emily Mast' ArtReview March 2010
2009 'Interview with Anthony McCall' published in Breath [The Vertical Works] (cat.), Hal
Foster and Anthony McCall eds., Edizioni Corraini, Milan
'Frank Benson' Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation (cat.), Phaidon Press, UK
'The Millennials' Metropolis M, No. 4 2009
'Future Greats: Glen Fogel, Ann Lislegaard, Justin Beal, Sam Lewitt' ArtReview March 2009
'Feature: Glenn Ligon' ArtReview January/February 2009
2008 'Ronnie Bass at I-20,' The Highlights, December 2008
'Review: Blake Rayne at Miguel Abreu' ArtReview July/Aug 2008
2007 'Review: Jill Magid at Gagosian' ArtReview October 2007
Reviews of Shana Moulton, Alexandre Singh and others, Tomorrow Unlimited, June-July 2007
'Interview with Tino Sehgal' Kultureflash February 2007

as of Sept 2010