Jenny Holzer (*1950) has been probing the aesthetic and political intersection of language, installation, and painting since the late 1970s. Holzer displays her own and other texts in a variety of media, including LED tickers and light projections in public spaces, confronting current events and topics such as war and sexual violence in a way that defies didacticism and challenges the viewer's passivity.Read More
Jenny Holzer (*1950, Gallipolis, OH) lives and works in New York. Selected solo shows include ICA, London (1988), Dia Art Foundation, New York and Guggenheim Museum, New York (both 1989), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1991), Hamburger Kunsthalle (2000), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2001, 2011), The Barbican Centre, London (2006), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2009), Foundation Beyeler, Basel (2009), DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal and The Baltic, Gateshead (both 2010), Museo Correr, Venice (2015), Lune Rouge and Art Projects Ibiza (2016), Massachussets Museum of Modern Art, North Adams (2017—present), Blenheim Art Foundation, Woodstock (2017), Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2019), and Tate (2019). Group shows include Whitney Museum, New York (1983, 1988, 1989, 1996, 2015), documenta 8, Kassel (1987), Centre Pompidou, Paris (1988, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005), MoMA, New York (1988, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2008), Hayward Gallery, London (1992, 2013), Venice Biennale, Venice (2005), The Barbican Centre, London (2008) and Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2011), Malba, Buenos Aires (2012), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014), and MoMA PS1, New York (2019).
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