Mel Chin / Vita

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1951       
geboren in Houston, Texas / born in Houston, Texas 

lebt in North Carolina / lives in North Carolina .


Einzelausstellungen / Solo Shows (Auswahl /Selection)

2016
TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997, Red Bull Studios, New York, NY
Mel Chin, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
All Over The Place: No Escape - a post-retrospective survey exhibition, Pennsylvania Pavillion, New York, NY

2015
MEL CHIN:REMATCH, Blaffer Art Museum and Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2014
DISPARATE ACTS, Rowan University Gallery, Glassboro, New Jersey
MEL CHIN:REMATCH, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans

2013
Mel Chin- Best Laid Plans And Unauthorized Collaborations, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
RECAP, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
The Use and Abuse of History in Contenporary Art, spezial presentation at 21 St. Projects, New York, NY

2012
It's not what you think, Galerie Steinek, Wien
High, Low and In Between, Ashville Museum of Art, Ashville NC
Cabinet of Craving at Asia Society Texas Center, Houston TX
Funk & Wag from A to Z, Station Museum of Contemporary Art

2011
Mel Chin, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
The Funk and Wag From A to Z, Nave Museum, Victoria, TX

2010
Disputed Territories, Het Domein Museum, Sittard, NL

2007
Mel Chin. Lamentations and Drawings, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Do Not Ask Me, Station Museum, Houston, TX

2003
Render, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Ecovention, CAC, Cincinnati, OH

2001
Knowmad, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

1997-1999
Inescabable Histories, Exhibits USA (travelling exhibition)

1995
Anxious Objects, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

1992
Soil and Sky, The Fabric Workshop and Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA

1991
Mel Chin, Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Degrees of Paradise, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

1990
Viewpoints. Mel Chin, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (travelling exhibition)

1989
Directions. Mel Chin, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

1988
Selected Weapons, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1987
The Operation of the Sun Through the Cult of the Hand, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Modus Operandi: 1974-1985, Diverse Arbeiten, Houston, TX

1977
Robinson Galleries, Houston TX

1976
Robinson Galleries, Houston TX


Gruppenausstellungen / Group Shows (Auswahl / Selection)

2017
DOUBLE CODING. COLLECTION MUDAM, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU)

2016
Southern Accent. Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
Unloaded, Handwerker-Gallery - Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

2015
TeleGen. Kunst und Fernsehen, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Necessary Force: Art In The Police State, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Alburquerque, NM

2013
"no emotion" Drawings from William Anastasi, Jochem Hendricks and Mel Chin, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Bruxelles, Belgien

2012
How Much Do I Owe You?, No Longer Empty, Long Island, NY
No Man May Carry a Fish into a Bar, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Chaotic Trajectories, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Köln
ARTIFACTUAL realities, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
This Side of Paradise, presented by No Longer Empty atthe Freedman Home, Bronx, NY

2011
Living As Form, Creative Time, New York, NY

2010
Forbidden Love: Art in the wake of Television Camp, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Köln

2009
The Flag, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
No Zoning. Artists Engage Houston, Contemporary Art Musuem, Houston, TX

2008
Close Encounters. Facing The Future, American University Museum, Washington, DC
Wunderkammer. A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York; NY
Ornithology. Looking at Birds, University of Conneticut, CT

2005
Road in Sight, Duke University, Durham, NC
Down the Garden Path, Queens Museum of Art, Long Island City, NY

2004
Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Botanica. Contemporary Art and the Wolrd of Plants, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN (travelling exhibition)

2003
Signatures of the Invisible, PS!, New York, NY

2002
A New World Trade Center. Design Proposals, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Selections from The Collection of Wilhelm Schürmann, Ständehaus Museum K21, Düsseldorf
The Culture of Violance, Amherst College Museum, Amherst, MASS
Ecoventions, Cincinnati Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

2001
Lyon Biennal, Lyon, Frankreich
Tele(Visions), Kunsthalle, Wien
One Planet Under A Groove, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2000
Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Money-Taking. The Fine Art of Currency, The Federal Reserve, Washington, DC (travelling exhibition)

1999
Natural Reality. Artistic Positions Between Nature and Culture, Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst,
Aachen
World Views, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1997
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Boston College, Boston, MA
Uncommon Sense, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea
Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX

1996
In Print, Contemporary Artists at the Vinal Haven Press
Embedded Metaphor, Ringling Museum of Art
Western Washington University
Bowdin College Museum of Art
Contemporary Art Center Virginia
Wesleyan University
Art at the End of the 20th Century, Whitney Museum, New York
National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athen, Griechenland
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spanien
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Push/Pause, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Is It Art?, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (travelling exhibition)

1995
Murder, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
Thread Waxing Space, New York
Centre Gallery, Florida
Magic Objects, München
Grounded, ART/OMI, Omi, NY
Texas Myths and Realities, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

1994
New York Artists, Prag, Tschechien
Out of This World, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
The Lure of the Local, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Garbage Show, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Public Interventions, ICA, Boston, MA
Landscape As Metaphor, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (travelling exhibition)
Equal Rights and Justice, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Fifth Biennal of Havana, National Museum of Fine Arts, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Kuba
Refuse/Refuse, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
Old Glory. The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH
Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles, CA

1993
From Destrucion to Reclamation. Art and the Environment in the Nineties, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Exposition Differentes Natures, La Defense, Paris, Frankreich (travelling exhibition)
Kunst-Kultur-Ökologie, Bea Voigt Galerie, München
Natural Unnatural, TZ Art & Company, New York

1992
Beyond Glory. Re-Presenting Terrorism, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Retangled Bank, E. M. Donahue Gallery, New York
Allocations. Art for a Natural and Artificial Environment, Floriadepark, Zoetermeer, Niederlande
Putt Modernism, Artists Space, New York (travelling exhibition)

Fragile Ecologies, Smithsonian Museum (ursprünglich The Queens Museum of Art), New York
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York

1991
The Subversive Stitch, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
Glass. Material in the Service of Meaning, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Salvage Utopia, A/C Projekt Room, New York

1990
Tradition and Innovation. A Museum Celebration of Texas Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Fifth Essence, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
International Memorial Arts Festival: China: June 4, ICA (P.S.1), Long Island City, NY
This Land. The State of Texas, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX
The Conceptual Impulse, Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mensa, CA
Garbage Out Front. A New Era of Public Design, The Municipal Art Society, New York
Diverse Representations, Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

1989
Sculpture. Part II, Frumkin/Admas Gallery, New York
China, June 4, 1989, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York

1988
Spectrum. New Developements in Three Dimensions, Frumin/Adams Gallery, New York
Texas Art. Selections from the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Trustees’ Collections of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Art Against Aids, Benefit Exhibition and Auction, Houston, TX
Public Art in Chinatown, Asian American Arts Center, New York

1987
The Double Bind, Loughelton Gallery, New York
Notes on the Virtual, Loughelton Gallery, New York

1986
The Texas Landscape 1900 – 1986, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

1983
Showdown/Lowdown. Art of the Southwest, Alternative Museum, New York
Seen/Unseen, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
Benefit for Amnesty International, USA, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

1982
Prisoners of Conscience, Studio One, Houston, TX (travelling exhibition organized by Amnesty International)

1979
Fire, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1977
Houston Area, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX


Auszeichnungen / Awards

2008
Honorary Doctorate, Maryland Institute College of Art
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Transforma Projects / National Performance Network
Nathan Cummings Foundation Award
Cross Currents Foundation

2007
Pedro Sienna Award, Best Animation, National Council fort he Arts and Cultures, Chile, for 911-911
Art Matters
Creative Capital Grant

2006
Honorary Docotrate, Rhode Island School of Design

2004
Nancy Graves Foundation Award 1990Art Matters, Inc: Artist’s Fellowship

2001
Creative Capital Grant

1997
Englehard Award

1996
Rockefeller Foundation Grant

1995
Cal Arts Alpert Award in the Visual Arts

1991
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
Penny McCall Foundation Award

1990-1991
National Endowment for the Arts: Artist’s Projects/New Forms

1990
Mid Atlantic Art Foundation, Residency: Pittsburgh Center fort he Arts

1989 – 1990
New York State Council fort he Arts, Sponsored Projects Award

1989
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellowship

1988
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Founder’s Day Grant, Uranian Phlanstery: The First NY Gnostic Lyceum

1982
Visual Arts Commission, Houston Festival

Sammlungen / Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Walker ARt Center Minneapolis, MN
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Art (MFAH), Houston, TX
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, AL
Art Car Museum, Houston, TX
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
City of Corpus Christi, TX
City of Houston, TX
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
El Paso Museum of Art, EL Paso, TX
The Federal Reserve, Washington, DC
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
The Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC