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  • December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM
    December 31, 1969
    7:00 PM

Renee Green

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1959
Lives and works in New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA

Day 7: Renée Green

Renée Green’s transfixing installations epitomize the Information Age because they’re often built upon archival material, regardless of her chosen medium–film, text, photography, prints, sculptures, music, textiles, fabrics, and new media. Her prismatic art explores themes surrounding cultural and personal history and memory.

In 2009, the Musée cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland, exhibited Ongoing Becoming, a retrospective of Green’s works, spanning from 1989 to 2009. 

Watch this excerpt from Ongoing Becoming from the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. Do you know which legendary artist composed the background music?


1990 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (one
year of coursework)
1981 Certificate, Radcliffe College Publishing Procedures Course, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1981 B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
1980 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (one year of coursework)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
2010 Renée Green: Endless Dreams, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2009 Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (catalog)

National Maritime Museum, London

2008 Le rêve de l’artiste et du spectateur – volet 1, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
2007 United Space of Conditioned Becoming, Participant Inc., New York, NY
2006 Renée Green: Wavelinks, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York,
Purchase, NY
  Unité d’habitation, Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, France
2005 Index (from Oblivion), Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
  Relay, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
2004 Renée Green, Contemporary Arts Center at the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art,
Cincinnati, OH

Selected Group Exhibitions


Cinema Remixed and Reloaded, Museum of Fine Art. Spelman College

2007 La parola nell'arte. Ricerche d'avanguardia nel '900. Dal Futurismo ad oggi attraverso le Collezioni del Mart, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto.
  Shooting Back, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna. [screening]
2008 Manifesta 7, Fortezza/Franzensfeste, Italy [cat.]
2007 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey [cat.]
  Cinema Cavern, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
  Elsewhere?, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
  Simply Red, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2006 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Seville, Spain [cat.]
2005 Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,
Houston, TX [cat.]

Selected Collections

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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