Rashid Johnson

born 1977 in Chicago
lives and works in New York

2004 – 05                         SAIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
2000                                 Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago

Solo exhibitions

Matthew Day Jackson / Rashid Johnson, Studio des Acacias, Paris
Anxious Men, The Drawing Center, New York
Blocks, The High Line, New York
Smile, Hauser & Wirth, London

Islands, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Magic Numbers, George Economou Collection, Athens
Rashid Johnson, Kunsthalle Winterthur
Magic Numbers, The George Economou Collection, Marousi
New Growth, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver

The gathering, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Message to Our Folks, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
Message to Our Folks, High Museum of Art, Atlanta 
New Groth, Ballroom Marfa, Texas

Shelter, South London Gallery, London
Coup d'état, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Message to Our Folks, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Miami Art Museum (cat.)
Rumble, Hauser & Wirth, New York

25 Days After October, Massimo de Carlo, Milan
There are Stranger Villages, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Wedding), Berlin
Art Statements, Art 41 Basel
Between Nothingness and Eternity, Carlson/Massimo De Carlo, London
Our Kind of People, Salon 94, New York

Other Aspects, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Smoke and Mirrors, Sculpture Center, New York
The Dead Lecturer: Laboratory, Dojo, and Performance Space, Power House Memphis, Memphis

I Hope I’m Funny, annarumma 404, Naples
The New Escapist Promised Land Garden and Recreation Center, moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago
Cosmic Slops, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Newgro - Sharpening My Oyster Knife, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg (cat.)
The Dead Lecturer, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

Dark Matters, James Harris Gallery, Seattle

Young, Gifted and Black, annarumma 404, Naples

Stay Black and Die, moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago
The Production of Escapism, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana

LISTE, The Young Art Fair in Basel, presented by moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago

The Rise and Fall of the Proper Negro, moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago

UBS 12x12: New Artist/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
New Work, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago

Manumission Papers, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birminghan

Selected group exhibitions

Opening the Box: Unpacking Minimalism, The George Economou Collection, Athens
Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity, Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Lynchburg
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Guggenheim, New York
America is Hard to See, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
30 Americans, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit (cat.)

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York (cat.)
Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Cisneros Fontalas Art Foundation
From the Collection: Looking at process, De La Cruz Collection, Miami
CoDM Ceremonies of Dark Men, Lincoln Theatre, Washington D.C.
The Botanica | presented by AA Bronson & Michael Buehler-Rose, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York
Daily Memories, Kunstmuseum Kloster, Madgeburg
Secret Passions. Private Flemish Collections, Lille 3000, Euralille
Body Doubles, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago
Music Palace, Villa Empain, Brussels
Variations: Conversations In and Around Abstract Painting, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Black Eye, 57 Walker Street, New York
Look at me: Portraiture from Manet tot he Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Facets, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville
Man in the Mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
George Nakashima in conversation, Untitled, New York
30 Americans, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans (cat.)
Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, Charles H. Wright Museum of
African American History, Detroit / Flint, Institute of Arts, Flint (cat.)

From the Collection: Looking at process, De La Cruz Collection, Miami
Darkness Visible, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
L'Ange de l'histoire, L’école nationale supérieure Beaux-arts, Paris
White Collar Crimes, Acquavella Galleries, New York (cat.)

CARA DOMANI, MAMbo Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna
In the Holocene, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
HEUTE. MALEREI, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg
REACTIVATION, 9th Shanghai Biennale
An architect’s dream, Curator’s Office, Washington DC
30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection, Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia

American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Oh!, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Massimo de Carlo, Paris
The Waste Land, ranzitdisplay, Prague
Converging Voices, Transforming Dialogue, University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston
With one color, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to Germany, Berlin
ILLUMInations, International Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale
30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Livingroom Exotica, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; CAPC de Bordeaux
DWELLING, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
you, your sun and shadow, Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts, Virginia

Lush Life, Lehmann Maupin, New York
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, National Arts Club, New York
ABOUT US, Johan König, Berlin
Hope! A contemporary art exhibition, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard
Item, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS BARD, Annandale-on-Hudson (cat.)
(LEAN), Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines, Bortolami Gallery at The Webster, Miami
Selected Works from the MCA Collection: Focus on UBS 12x12, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Chicago
From Then to Now: Masterworks of African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Beg, Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami (cat.)
30 Seconds off an Inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (cat.)
Under Control, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Chambers I Brendan Fowler I Rashid Johnson I Jason Kraus, Rental Gallery, New York
Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor, Katonah Museum of Art
Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other, Illinois State Museum, Chicago

30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami (cat.)
Made in Chicago: Photographs from the Bank of American LaSalle Collection, Chicago Cultural Center
Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other, Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Creswell Crags, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York
Ahh, Decadence, SAIC - School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Summer Mixtape Volume 1: the Get Smart edition, Exit Art, New York
Zero Zone, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York

For the Love of the Game: Race and Sports, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford
Look Into The Rays, in collaboration with Rob Davis and Mike Langlois, moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago
Color Line, Luanda Triennial, Angola; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
CIEL, Centre International d‘Exposition de Larouche, Larouche
UNISA, University of South Africa Art Gallery, Pretoria
Projet Est-Ouest, Espace 72, Verviers
MCA Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu: colors, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg
American Identities, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Look Into the Rays of the New Solar Sun Rising, Markus Winter, Berlin
Scarecrow, Postmasters, New York

NAPOLI PRESENTE, Posizioni e Prospettive dell-Arte Contemporarea, PAN Contemporary Art Museum, Naples
Wish, COCA Center of Creative Arts, Seattle
Only Skin Deep: Chancing Visions of the American Self, San Diego Museum of Art and Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (cat.)
Crossings: 10 artists from Kaohsiung & Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung
International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prague
In Search of a Continuous Present, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Not Too Loose and Not Too Tight, DCKT Contemporary, New York

Only Skin Deep: Chancing Visions of the American Self, Seattle Art Museum (cat.)
A Perfect Union…More or Less, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
About Face: Photographic Portraits from the Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington
Inside Out: Portrait Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum, New York
The Perfect Number, annarumma 404, Naples

Only Skin Deep: Chancing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, New York (cat.)
The Squared Circle: Boxing in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
A Century of Collection: African American Art, Art Institute of Chicago

Manumission Papers, Avampato Discovery Museum (formerly Sunrise Museum), Charleston
Cut, Pulled, Colored, and Burnt, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Freestyle, Studio Museum Harlem, New York
Bastard (son of hot sauce), Law Office, Chicago
Musings: Contemporizing Tradition, Gallery 312, Chicago

A Decade of Acquisitions, Detroit Institute of Arts Museum

Seeing In the Dark, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham & Chicago
New Artists, Old Techniques, Schneider Gallery, Chicago