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Philip-Lorca diCorcia Biography

Philip-Lorca diCorcia is one of the most influential and innovative photographers working today. Born in 1953 in Connecticut, United States, he studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1975-1976 and received his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1979. In 2001, diCorcia was awarded with the Infinity Award for Applied Photography from the International Center of Photography in New York, and in 1998 he received the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award from Columbia University. He received Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States in 1989, 1986 and 1980. More recently, he was named one of Martell's 2012 Artists of the Year, which was accompanied by a touring exhibition in China.

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diCorcia creates images at the intersection of documentary and theatrically staged photography, infusing seemingly insignificant gestures with psychology and emotion and forcing the viewer to decipher between fact and fiction. He lives and works in New York and teaches at Yale University.

In 2013, a major survey of the artist's work was organized by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. In 2014 the exhibition was shown at the Museum De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands, followed by The Hepworth Wakefield, England. Other museum solo exhibitions include those presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2007). His first solo museum exhibition was organized by MoMA, New York in 1993.

diCorcia has exhibited in group shows since 1985, including the traveling exhibition Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, organized by MoMA, New York, in 1991; the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1997; and Cruel and Tender at Tate Modern, London, in 2003. The following year his work was included in Fashioning Fiction in Photography Since 1990 at MoMA, New York.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia Featured Artworks

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W, September 2000, #6 by Philip-Lorca diCorcia contemporary artwork
Philip-Lorca diCorciaW, September 2000, #6, 2000Photograph
David Zwirner
W, September 1997, #3 by Philip-Lorca diCorcia contemporary artwork
Philip-Lorca diCorciaW, September 1997, #3, 1997Photograph
David Zwirner
W, November 2004, #4 by Philip-Lorca diCorcia contemporary artwork
Philip-Lorca diCorciaW, November 2004, #4, 2004Photograph
David Zwirner
Head #5 by Philip-Lorca diCorcia contemporary artwork
Philip-Lorca diCorciaHead #5, 2000Fujicolor Crystal Archive print mounted to Plexiglas,
122 x 152.5 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
Head #01 by Philip-Lorca diCorcia contemporary artwork
Philip-Lorca diCorciaHead #01, 2001Fuji crystal archive print mounted to dipond
121.9 x 152.4 cm
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Lynn by Philip-Lorca diCorcia contemporary artwork
Philip-Lorca diCorciaLynn, 2004Fuji crystal archive print mounted to dipond
152.4 x 101.1 cm
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Logan by Philip-Lorca diCorcia contemporary artwork
Philip-Lorca diCorciaLogan, 2004Fuji crystal archive print mounted to dipond
152.4 x 101.1 cm
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Mario by Philip-Lorca diCorcia contemporary artwork
Philip-Lorca diCorciaMario, 1978Ektacolor print
50.8 x 61 cm
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Philip-Lorca diCorcia Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Philip-Lorca diCorcia at David Zwirner, Paris
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23 May–25 July 2020 Philip-Lorca diCorcia David ZwirnerParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Philip-Lorca diCorcia at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
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10 September–12 October 2019 Philip-Lorca diCorcia David ZwirnerHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Singing the Body Electric at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
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11 July–10 August 2019 Group Exhibition Singing the Body Electric David ZwirnerHong Kong

Philip-Lorca diCorcia Represented By

David Zwirner contemporary art gallery in 19th Street, New York, USA David Zwirner New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong
Sprüth Magers contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany Sprüth Magers Berlin, London, Los Angeles

Philip-Lorca diCorcia In Ocula Magazine

Paris Gallery Weekend: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Paris Gallery Weekend: Exhibitions to See By Tessa Moldan, Paris

Between 2 and 5 July 2020, Paris Gallery Weekend brings together the best of the city's art scene for its seventh edition. This Ocula Lowdown presents a selection of highlights to catch.

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