John Baldessari

Biography

John Baldessari was born in 1931.

He received a B.A. and an M.A. from San Diego State College. He has been a leading light for an entire generation of artists who followed his teachings at Southwestern University, California, the University of California at San Diego, and the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (CalArts). Baldessari’s work has been exhibited internationally in solo exhibitions, including at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Sonnabend Gallery, New York; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. He has also shown his works in many group exhibitions, including at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Documenta 4, 5 and 6 in Cassel, Germany; the Venice Biennale; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; and at the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial in New York. In 2009, he was the subject of a major retrospective at the Tate Modern in London, which in 2010 is travelling to the Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Numerous monographs have been published on his work, and his artworks are included in some the world’s most prestigious collections.

Exhibition

John Baldessari
2010.04.01-2010.05.01

“All art comes from art,” John Baldessari has insisted1. Although the Los Angeles artist has often been viewed as one of the most important…

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Exhibition

Time as Activity (*)
2009.12.09 - 07.11

While nowadays, ‘documentation’ has widely been accepted and understood as one of the main paradigms of conceptual art, there has only been few attention for the ‘description’—especially considering how intrinsic this activity…

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