CURRICULUM VITAE

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2017

  • Forthcoming: Sanford Biggers, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (September)

2016

  • Subjective Cosmology, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
  • Hither & Yon, Massimo De Carlo Gallery, London, UK
  • Mantra, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
  • New Work, Monique Meloche Projects, New York, NY
  • New Monuments – Sanford Biggers: Laocoön, Cressman Center for Visual Art, Louisville, KY
  • The pasts they brought with them, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

  • Danpatsu, outdoor video screening, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
  • Shake, Shuffle, Urban Video Project, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Vex, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
  • 3 Dollars & 6 Dimes, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Floating World, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY

2013

  • Dark Star, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
  • Sugar, Pork, Bourbon, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
  • Ago, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL
  • Codex, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012

  • Codex, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
  • The Cartographer’s Conundrum, MassMoCA, North Adams, MA

2011

  • Sweet Funk: An Introspective Survey, Brooklyn Museum of Art. New York, NY, Curated by Eugenie Tsai
  • Cosmic Voodoo Circus, Sculpture Center, New York, NY,  Curated by Mary Ceruti

2010

  • Moon Medicine, Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA,  Curated by Miki Garcia (catalog), (traveling to University of the South, Sewanee,TN)

2009

  • Constellation (Stranger Fruit), Harvard, OFA
  • Blossom, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR Curated by Bruce Guenther
  • Peculiar Institutions, Solvent Space. Richmond, VA

2008

  • Sanford Biggers, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY

2007

  • Blossom, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO (catalog)

2006

  • Freedom and Other Seldom Travelled Roads, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Notions, Kenny Schachter Rove, London, UK (catalog)

2005

  • The Afronomical Way, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • (editioned custom catalog)
  • New Work, Triple Candie, New York, NY

2004

  • Sanford Biggers, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Both/And Not Either/Or, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • (traveling to the Contemporary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD)

2002

  • Creation/Dissipation, Trafo Gallery, Budapest Hungary
  • Afro Temple, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (catalog)
  • Psychic Windows, Matrix Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (catalog)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations between Artists, The Met Breuer, New York, NY
  • Maker, Maker, Children’s Museum of the Arts New York, New York, NY curated Paul Laster and Renee Ricardo
  • Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2016

  • Draw: Mapping Madness, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA, curated by Tomas Vu
  • Africans in America, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Hateful Things | Resilience, DePree Arts Center & Gallery, Hope College, Holland MI
  • The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete
  • Fresh Cuts, Eric Firestone Gallery, Easthampton, NY Underlying Patterns, Deborah Ronnen Fine Art, Rochester, NY All Tomorrow’s Parties, Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
  • The Nest, an exhibition of art in nature, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
  • Sanford Biggers & Ebony G. Patterson, moniquemelocheLES, New York, NY

2015

  • SAIC 150th Anniversary Show, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Sanford Biggers & Xaviera Simmons, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
  • She Sells Sea Shells By The Sea Shore, Eric Firestone Gallery, Easthampton, NY
  • Bring in the Reality, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY
  • Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
  • Pilgrimage Dun Huang – First International City Sculpture Exhibition, Architectural Society of China, Dun Huang, China
  • The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL Curated by Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete
  • POP Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Durham, Durham, NC
  • Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Mémorial ACTe, Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • New Ways of Seeing: Cultural Hybridity and Aesthetic Liberty, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY Curated by Jan Castro
  • Respond, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY
  • Constructed Histories, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Draw: Mapping Madness, Out Art Museum, Beijing, China. Curated by Thomas Vu

2014

  • Transmission LA: AV Club, Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Americana, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami FL
  • The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (catalog)
  • Camera as Release: Photographer as Performer, ParisPhoto,  JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Paris, France
  • New Bed, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Black Eyes, ConceptNV, New York, NY, curated by Nicola Vassell
  • Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles Nomadic Division’s Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, New Orleans, LA
  • Two Moons on the Shore, a Wind-Up Bird in Norwegian Wood: Haruki Murakami and Contemporary Art, Contemporary by Golconda, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • The Shadows Took Shape, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

2013

  • Soft Pictures, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo,Turin, Italy
  • Nu Age Hustle, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NYCurated by Naima Keith and Zoe Whitley
  • Missed Connection, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Serious Laughs: Art Politics, Humor, Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston, NY, Curated by Daniel Mason
  • Wayfarer, Picture Windows in collaboration with Hank Willis Thomas, International Center for Photography, NY
  • Strut Your Stuff, HAU 1 Hebbel an Ufer, Berlin, Germany, Curated by Ina Wudtke
  • Rehearsals, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

2012

  • a small world…(installation on view from the permanent collection), The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  • Transmission LA: AV Club, Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD
  • Contemporary Mandala: New Audiences, New Forms, Emory University Visual Arts, Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • US Embassy in Tokyo Exhibition for Ambassador John V. Roos, Tokyo, Japan

2011

  • The Bearden Project, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
  • 15 x15, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
  • Black Sound, White Cube, Kunstquariter Benthanien, Berlin, Germany.
  • Curated by Ina Wudtke and Dieter Lesage.
  • Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx
  • Museum of Arts, New York, NY
  • Infinite Mirror, Syracuse University Art Galleries (and traveling), Syracuse, NY
  • Sweetcake Enso, Village Zendo, New York, NY

2010

  • Grains of Emptiness, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Signs of Life: Ancient Knowledge in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne,
  • Switzerland
  • Resurrectine, Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
  • Reflection, Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery, New York, NY
  • Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • Who are you close to, JANE KIM/ thrust projects, New York, NY
  • Progress Reports – Art in an Age of Diversity, Iniva, London, UK
  • Spirit Up! Event Notation and the Invocation of Spirit in Contemporary Art. CCS Bard,
  • Annadale-on-Hudson, NY Curated by Daniel Mason
  • 2010: Searching for the Heart of Black Identity, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

2009

  • 30 Seconds Off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Naomi Beckwith
  • Americana, New Society for Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • Curated by Frank Wagner
  • Passages, Revisiting Histories: Sanford Biggers + Andrea Geyer & Simon J. Ortiz,
  • Lambent Foundation, New York, NY
  • Curated by Niels von Tomme
  • Intrinsic Trio: Biggers, Gilliam and Scott. Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
  • Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor, Katonah Museum of Art, Bedford NY
  • Jack Wolgin Competition Finalists, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Carnival Within, Uferhalle, Berlin, Germany
  • Curated by Uta Grundmann, Sabine Russ and Gregory Volk
  • Hidden Cities, Stephen Vittielo and Perrgrine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Curated by Christian Marclay

2008

  • Prospect 1: US Biennial. Old US Mint. New Orleans, LA
  • Curated by Dan Cameron. catalog
  • Nippon in Black, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Curated by Fanon Che Wilkins.
  • NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Menil Collection, Houston TX
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans. (Traveling)
  • Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Museum of Art. Aspen, CO
  • Curated by Matthew Thompson.
  • Into the Trees. Art Omi. Ghent, NY C
  • Curated by Lily Wei
  • Shuffle. Schloss Solitude. Stuttgart, Germany

2007

  • Illuminations, curated by Lucy Askew and Ben Borthwick. Tate Modern, London, UK
  • 3 Day Museum, Okinawa Museum, Okinawa, Japan
  • Performa 07; The Performance Art Biennial. New York, NY
  • MANUAL cc : Instructions for Beginners and Advanced Players, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland
  • Pretty Baby, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, TX
  • For the Love of the Game, The Amistad Center for Arts and Culture. Hartford, CT
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans
  • Black Light/White Noise. Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
  • Curated by Valerie Cassel
  • Paradise & Inferno: The Post Millennial Black Madonna. MoCADA & Skylight,New York,
  • NY
  • Intelligent Design. Momenta, New York, NY
  • Urbanity. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

2006

  • New York, Interrupted. PKM Gallery, Beijing, China.
  • Curated by Dan Cameron
  • The Black Moving Cube: Black Figuration & The Moving Image. The Tate Britain, London, UK
  • Fountains. D’Amelio Terras. New York, NY
  • Twisted Roots. WPA/ Corcoran & DCAC. Washington, DC.
  • Everybody Dance. The Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts.
  • The Dalai Lama Portrait Project: The Missing Peace, The 100 for Tibet. (traveling)
  • Art Rock, Rockerfeller Center, New York, NY
  • Black Alphabet, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2005

  • D’Afrique d’Asie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY (traveling)
  • Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum,
  • Houston, TX Curated by Valerie Cassel
  • The Here and Now, The Renassaince Society, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Curated by Hamza Walker

2004

  • Join Us (Calls of Ecstasy from the Edge of Oblivion), Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO

2003

  • Somewhere Better Than This Place, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Curated by Stacy Switzer
  • Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Kuti, The New Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker. Catalog, traveling.
  • Shuffling the Deck, Princeton Museum of Art, Princeton, NJ
  • Curated by Eugenie Tsai. catalog
  • The Commodification of Buddhism, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Lydia Yee. catalog
  • Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Christine Kim. catalog

2002

  • Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
  • Curated by Larry Rindler. catalog
  • Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue)

2001

  • One Planet Under a Groove, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans and Lydia Yee. traveling/catlogue
  • Zoning, The Project, New York, NY
  • Curated by Sofia Hernandez-Choy and Tumelo Musaka
  • Freestyle, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Thelma Golden. catalog)
  • Rapper’s Delight, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Altoid’s Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY 2000 Full Service, Kenny Schachter, New York, NY

Commissions

  • 2009
  • New York Percent for the Arts. Eagle Academy, New York, NY
  • Marshall S. Cogan Visiting Artist in the Office for the Arts Public Art Program, Harvard,
  • University, Cambridge, MA
  • Hidden Cities, curated by Christian Marclay, Stephen Vittielo and Perrgrine Arts.
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008
  • The Norton Family Christmas Project
  • Ahh Decadence… (Exhibition Designer). Curated by Lisa Wainwright. The School of The
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries
  • The Voting Booth Project, The Rema Hort Man Foundation, David Zwirner Gallery and
  • Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

Performances

2016

  • Forthcoming: Moon Medicin, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
  • Forthcoming: Moon Medicin, Harlem Stage, New York, NY

2015

  • Moon Medicin, ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
  • Moon Medicin, The Jones Center at The Contemporary Austin, Austin CO

2014

  • Moon Medicin, Creative Capital Annual Benefit, New York, NY
  • Moon Medicin, Neuehouse, New York, NY
  • Moon Medicin, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
  • Moon Medicn, Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

2013

  • Mixtape by Moon Medicin, The Apollo Theater, New York, NY

2012

  • Mixtape by Moon Medicin, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
  • Mixtape by Moon Medicine, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2011

  • Mixtape by Moon Medicine, Art Public at Art Basel, Miami, FL
  • Moon Medicine (Feat. Sanford Biggers, Imani Uzuri, Sumie Kaneko, DJ Jahi Sundance and
  • Mark Hines), Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

2010

  • Forum Lounge: Sanford Biggers (Feat. Gamelan Sinar Surya and DJ Jahi Sundance), Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA

2009

  • Stranger Fruit (Feat. Imani Uzuri), Harvard University OFA, Cambridge, MA
  • Conundrum, The Kitchen, New York, NY Curated by Rashida Bumbray

2007

  • The Somethin’ Suite, Performa 07, New York, NY

2006

  • Cosmic Conundrum. UCLA Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA
  • The Warsaw Pack(ed), Zacheta Gallery of National Art, Warsaw, Poland/ Temple Bar, Los Angeles, CA

2002

  • Creation/Dissipation, Trafo Art Space, Budapest, Hungary.

2000

  • Mandala of the B-Bodhisattva, Bronx Community College
  • OM, Full Serve, New York, NY
  • The Art of Breaking, Downtown Arts Festivals, New York, NY

1998

  • Slam, CBGB’s, New York, NY
  • Communication Breakdown, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
  • Racine des Memoirs, Skowhegan, ME
  • Dark Magus, CBGB’s, New York, NY

1997

  • Cane Song Cycles, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

Curatorial

2006

  • Malleable, Kuhn Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2004

  • (In)visible Silence, guest curator of three person show, School 33, Baltimore, MD

2001

  • Sticky Fingers, curated by Sanford Biggers and Elaine Ng, Para-Site Art Space,
  • Hong Kong, China

Selected Awards and Residencies

2017

  • Art Bridge, Honoring Sanford Biggers, New York, NY
  • American Academy in Rome 2017-2018 Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Rome, Italy

2016

  • CUE Art Foundation, Honoring Sanford Biggers & Eugenie Tsai, New York, NY
  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Cool Culture UnGala, Phillips Auction House, New York, NY
  • Columbia University’s Office of the Provost’s Junior Faculty Grant
  • TED2016 Fellows Program, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2015

  • Residency Sanford Biggers + Moon Medicin at ASU Gammage, Beyond Series, Tempe, AZ
  • Residency at The Combine Space, Tempe, AZ
  • Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts, The American Academy, Berlin, Germany
  • The Joyce Foundation Award

2014

  • Residency at Georgia Institute of Technology for Africa/Atlanta
  • BET ICON MANN 28 Men of Change Award
  • Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy

2013

  • Columbia University’s Office of the Provost’s Junior Faculty Grant
  • New York York City’s Art Teacher’s Association’s Artist-of-the-Year
  • Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Africa Atlanta 2014/STEAM Residency
  • JWT’s Differenter Committee’s Innovators of Change Award

2012

  • Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy (to take place 2014)

2010

  • Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat

2009

  • Harvard University Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies
  • Harvard University’s Office of Fine Arts’ Artist in Residence
  • Creative Time Travel Grant for Global Residency Project
  • Denniston Hill Research Grant
  • William H. Johnson Prize

2008

  • Creative Capital Foundation Grant

2007

  • New York Percent for the Arts Commission, New York, NY
  • Art Matters Grant, New York, NY
  • Akademie Schloss Solitude (residency), Stuttgart, Germany

2005

  • AIR Laboratory. Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • Lambent Fellowship in the Arts TIDES Foundation grant, New York, NY
  • Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work from the New York Foundation for the
  • Arts.

2004

  • Pennies From Heaven/ New York Community Trust Grant

2003

  • ARCUS Project Residency, Moriya City, Japan
  • Headlands Center for the Arts/ AWAKE: “Art, Buddhism, and the Dimensions of
  • Consciousness” (residency) San Francisco, CA

2002

  • Art In General/ Trafo Gallery Eastern European Exchange Residency Budapest, Hungary

2001

  • Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
  • Socrates Sculpture Park Residency, Long Island City, NY

2000

  • World Views Artist in Residence, World Trade Center, New York, NY
  • Eyebeam/ New York City Annenberg Challenge for Arts Education, New York, NY
  • (Residency in teaching at Chelsea Vocational High School)
  • Studio Museum in Harlem Artists-in-Residence, New York, NY
  • P.S. 1 Studio Residency, New York, NY

1999

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago James Nelson Raymond Fellowship
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Incentive Scholarship

1998

  • Camille Hanks-Cosby Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,
  • Skowhegan, ME

1996

  • Santa Fe Public Art Fund Grant, Los Angeles, CA

1990

  • Central Metals Sculpture Competition, second place, Atlanta, GA

Education

1999

  • Masters in Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1998

  • The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1997

  • Maryland Institute of College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1992

  • Bachelor of Arts, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

1991

  • Syracuse University (Department of International Programs Abroad), Florence Italy

Professional Experience

1/10 – Present   Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Columbia University. New York, NY

1/09 – 12/09   Assistant Professor of Sculpture

Harvard University, VES Depart. Cambridge, MA

1/09 – Present   Affiliate Faculty of Sculpture & Extended Media

Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

1/06 – 1/09   Assistant Professor of Sculpture & Extended Media

Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

9/00 – 9/02   Co- Director and Instructional Coordinator of Saturday Outreach Program.

Cooper Union, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, Critic and Lecturer

 

2015

  • Panel, Conversations, Moderated by Andras Szanto, Art Basel, Miami FL
  • Lecture, Beyond Series, ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
  • Panel, MCA Talk Sanford Biggers with Romi Crawford, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Lecture, Black Portraiture{s} II Conference; Florence, Italy
  • Lecture, University at Austin, Austin TX
  • Lecture, American Academy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2014

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

  • Urban Video Project, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • CoHosts, Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
  • Art in Embassies, Delegation participant, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prompter for LaTableRonde Whitney Biennial #3: On Art as Apparatus, Critical Practices Inc,Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • AFROPUNK panel moderated by Greg Tate, Moogfest, Asheville, NC
  • Carrie Mae Weems: Live from the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • In Conversation Sanford Biggers and Saul Williams moderated by Rujeko Hockley presented by
  • Columbia University School of the Arts and The Studio Museum, New York, NY
  • Afropunk’s The Triptych screening panel, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Advancing STEM Through Culturally Situated Arts Based Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

2013

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • EXPO CHICAGO, SAIC sponsored /Dialogues: Sanford Biggers, Elysia Borowy-Reeder and
  • José Lerma in conversation with Richard Holland and Duncan MacKenzie, Chicago, IL
  • Afropunk’s The Triptych screening panel, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Columbia University Visiting Artist Lecture Series, New York, NY
  • Sanford Biggers, Everard Findley & Marcus Samuelsson in conversation, moderated by Thelma Golden, Neuehouse, New York, NY
  • The Verbier 3-D Residency and Sculpture Park, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Now Dig This! Symposium, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2012

  • International Sculpture Center Conference Keynote Speaker, Chicago, IL
  • Comradely Objects: Art Against Reification Conference Speaker, The New School, New York, NY
  • James A. Porter Colloquium on African Art, Keynote Speaker, Howard University,
  • Washington DC
  • AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Awards Ceremony Presenter, Asia Society,
  • New York, NY
  • Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
  • The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
  • Anderson Ranch Summer Workshop Visiting Artist
  • Art Papers Lecture Series, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • International Sculpture Center Conference, Keynote Speaker, Chicago, IL

2011

  • Festival of the New Black Imagination with Wangechi Mutu and Greg Tate, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn Museum Conversation with Mos Def and Marcus Samuelsson
  • Food Republic Panel with Marcus Samuelsson, Dylan Ratigan and Eddie Chai, New
  • York, NY
  • Sotheby’s Institute, New York, NY
  • Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
  • Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
  • Creative Time Global Residency Talk, New York, NY

2010

  • Visiting Faculty Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
  • MOMA, Conversations Among Friends: with Lorraine O’Grady & RoseLee Goldberg,
  • New York, NY
  • Columbia University, Work in Progress: Conversation with Dr. Kellie Jones, New York,
  • NY

2009

  • Revisiting Histories: A conversation between Sanford Biggers, Andrea Geyer and Simon
  • J. Ortiz, Lambent Foundation, NY
  • Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum, Conversation with Dr. Steven Nelson and Helen
  • Molesworth, Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard University Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Cambridge, MA
  • American University, Washington, DC
  • Buddhist Sculpture Contemporary Art Forum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London,
  • England
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
  • Gelman Lecturer. Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
  • Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • Pew Fellowships in the Arts Interdisciplinary Awards Panel

2008

  • SkowheganTALKS presents a dialog between artists Sanford Biggers and Paul Pfeiffer
  • PS1 Contemporary Art Center Subjective Histories of Sculpture
  • The Sculpture lecture series presents: Sanford Biggers. Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, New York, NY

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  • December, 8. http://www.theroot.com/multimedia/art-basel-miami-artist-images
  • Jacobs, Ferenz. “Blanco es el nuevo negro” Lamono Magazine, November 3,
  • “http://issuu.com/lamonomagazine/docs/lamono_68_ok_simple” http://issuu.com/lamonomagazine/docs/lamono_68_ok_simple
  • Lesage, Dieter & Wudtke, Ina. “Black Sound White Cube.” Löcker Verlag (June 11)
  • Goldberg, RoseLee. “Everywhere and All At Once: An Anthology of Writings on Performa 07.” JRP|Ringier (April 24)
  • Butter, Thomas. “Interview with Sanford Biggers.” Whitehot Magazine (April) http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/2010-interview-with-sanford-biggers/2054
  • Rife, Susan. “Greenfield Prize presented to NY artist.” Herald Tribune (April 16)
  • Donelan, Charles. “Sanford Biggers’s Moon Medicine at Contemporary Arts Forum.” Santa Barbara Independent (March 18)
  • http://www.independent.com/news/2010/mar/18/sanford-biggerss-moon-medicine-contemporary-arts-f/
  • Mills, Ted. “Biggers than Most — The ever-expanding world of Sanford Biggers.” Santa Barbara News Press (March 12)
  • Garcia, Miki. “Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine.” Catalog by Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (March 3)
  • Grudman, Uta, Volk, Gregory & Russ, Sabine. “Carnival Within: An Exhibition Made in America.” Verlag fur moderne Kunst Nurnber (February 28)
  • Row, D.K. “Review” ‘Disquieted’ at the Portland Art Museum.” The Oregonian (February 22)
  • Rife, Susan, L. “This year’s Greenfield Prize winner melds a variety of talents and thoughts.” Herald Tribune (January 24)

2009

  • “Best of Manhattan 09: Arts & Entertainment.” New York Press (October 14) “http://www.nypress.com/article-20481-best-of-manhattan-arts-entertainment.html” http://www.nypress.com/article-20481-best-of-manhattan-arts-entertainment.html
  • Newhall, Edith. “Galleries: Three artists vie for prize.” Philadelphia Inquirer (October 11)
  • Miles, David. “The $150,000 Question.” Art Info (October 8)
  • http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/32882/the-150000-question/
  • Green, Kate. “Future Anterior: an index to contemporary art’s imminent history.” Art Papers (September/October)
  • Soccoccia, Susan. “The curious world of Sanford Biggers.” The Bay State Banner (November 12)
  • Sweeney, Sarah. “’Stranger Fruit,’ indeed.” Harvard Gazette (November 12)
  • “Sanford Biggers Wins 2009 William H. Johnson Prize.” Artforum (Online, News) (September 17)
  • Genocchio, Benjamin. “All Dressed Up at the Katonah Museum of Art.” The New York Times
  • (August 21)
  • Jahn, Jeff. “PAM acquires two Sanford Biggers works.” PORT (August 19)
  • Bloemink, Barbara. “Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor.” The Huffington Post (August 12)
  • Johnson, Barry. “Sanford Biggers: The Skittery Meaning of Trees.” The Oregonian (June 30)
  • Bowie, Chas. “Review: Sanford Biggers at the Portland Art Museum.” (June 26)
  • Blackburn, Mary Walling. “Virtual Sketchbook: Sanford Biggers’s Conundrum.” (April 27)
  • Jackson, Brian Keith. “Talking About A Revolution.” Giant Magazine (April)
  • Schwartz, Madeleine M. “Multifaceted Artist Biggers Dodges Simple Interpretations.” The Harvard
  • Crimson (April10)
  • Biggers, Sanford. “Artists on Artists: Rashid Johnson by Sanford Biggers.” BOMB Magazine (April)
  • Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Civic Engagement.” Artforum (January)
  • Carlin, TJ. “Sanford Biggers.” Time Out New York (issue 695) (January 22)
  • http://www.timeout.com/newyork/articles/art/70814/sanford-biggers
  • Gaines, Malik. “Sanford Biggers: The Big Idea.” RVA Magazine (Vol 4 issue 9)
  • http://issuu.com/snooka/docs/webrva_v4i9final/15

2008

  • “Southern Exposure.” The New York Times Magazine (December 7)
  • Klein, Paul. “Art Lifts New Orleans.” The Huffington Post (November 4)
  • “Halloween Special: New Orleans, Prospect 1.” ArtFagCity.com (October 31)
  • Yablonsky, Linda. “Blue Note.” Artforum online (November 10)
  • “Voting Becomes Art.” NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (November 4) www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/27542882#27542882
  • “Best Solo Exhibition: Sanford Biggers at Grand Arts.” The Pitch http://www.pitch.com/bestof/ 2008/award/best-solo-exhibition-731232/
  • Bodin, Claudia. “Prospect. 1 Biennale New Orleans.” Art Das Kunstmagazin (November 3)
  • Artkrush (issue 96.) “http://artkrush.com/gallery/96/feature/10/Sanford-
  • Biggers” http://artkrush.com/gallery/96/feature/10/Sanford-Biggers
  • McAdams, Shane. “Sanford Biggers…” Art Voices (Issue 2008) (November): 40-41.
  • Lewis, Christina. “The Big Easy’s Art Gumbo.” The Wall Street Journal Online (October 31)
  • Cotter, Holland. “Making Secular Art Out of Religious Imagery.” The New York Times (October 29)
  • Brookhardt, D. Eric. “The Big Easel.” Gambit Weekly (Vol 29, no. 44) (October 28): 21, 24.
  • Johnson, Paddy. “The Voting Booth Project.” The Huffington Post (October 20)
  • Jackson, Sharyn. “The Voting Booth Project.” Village Voice (October)
  • WNYC Culture. “NeoHooDoo, Broadway, the Oxygen Hog, and ‘Mary’.” ART.CULT (October 20)

2007

  • Beckwith, Naomi. “One to Watch [Sanford Biggers].” Artkrush (Issue 70: Performance Art) (October 31 – November 13)
  • Brown, Angela K. “Fort Worth Exhibit Explores the Many Faces of Childhood.” Caller-Times (March 18)
  • Chang, Jeff (ed.). “Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop.” Perseus Books
  • Duff, Stacey. “A New York Minute.” Time Out Beijing (February): 45.
  • Oliver, Valerie Cassel. “Meditations of a B-Boy Buddhist.” International Review of African American Art (Volume 21, Number 3): 51-54.
  • Rabinowitz, Cay-Sophie. “Blossom.” Grand Arts Exhibition Catalog (October)
  • Robinson, Gaile. “Modern’s Show Takes the Cute Out of Childhood.” Star Telegram (February 25)
  • Self, Dana. “In the Keys of Life.” The Pitch (September 27 – October 3)
  • Taft, Catherine. “Sanford Biggers.” Modern Painters (February): 95.
  • Terranova, Charissa N. “Romper Rooms.” The Dallas Morning News (February 24): 1E, 6E.
  • Thorson, Alice. “A Tree Among the Keys.” The Kansas City Star (October 14): F5.
  • “Intelligent Design.” New Yorker (April 9)
  • “Artists on Spirituality.” Art Asia Pacific (Winter): 89.
  • 2006
  • Artner, Allan. “Art of Peace: 88 Viewpoints on the Dalai Lama.” The Chicago Tribune (November 2)
  • Brooks, Amra. “Must See Art: Freedom and Other Seldom Traveled Roads.” LA Weekly (November 29)
  • Kino, Carol. “Young Collector Stefan Levine: Gas Man.” Art Basel Miami Beach (December): 72.
  • Knight, Christopher. “’Jocko’ Represents a Cultural Battle.” Los Angeles Times (December 1)
  • Larson, Kay. “Keeping the Faith.” ARTnews (February): 98-100.
  • Larson, Kay. “The Missing Peace: Artist Consider the Dalai Lama.” The Shambhala Sun (November)
  • Maerkle, Andrew. “Artist’s on Spirituality.” Art Asia Pacific (Winter)
  • Newman, Andrew Adam. “Directions; The Golden Hour.” New York Times (Arts) (March 12)
  • Smith, Roberta. “Chelsea is a Battlefield: Galleries Muster Groups.” New York Times (July 28)
  • O’Sullivan, Michael. “Richmond artists Rooted in Histories.” The Washington Post (December 1)
  • Szupinska, Joanna. “Paint It Black: African American Art Goes To Warsaw.” Artillery (December): 46.
  • “A Bit of Richmond, Now Showing in D.C.” The Washington Post (November 9)

2005

  • Dawson, Jessica. “Street Culture Bursts Into the Gallery.” The Washington Post (July 21)
  • Bowles, John. “Sanford Biggers at the Contemporary Arts Center.” Art in America (January 2)
  • Bryan-Wilson, Julia. “Split Decision.” BookForum (December)
  • Houston, Kerr. “Review: Sanford Biggers.” Urbanite Magazine (January)
  • Jackson, Brian Keith. “Show and Tell: Sanford Biggers.” New York Magazine (June)

2004

  • Baas, Jaqueline & Jacob, Mary Jane(ed). Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art. * Univ. of
  • California Press
  • Bauer, Marilyn. “Cultural Fusion.” The Cincinnati Enquirer (May)
  • Estes, Sarah. “Critics Pick: Both And Not Either Or.” The City Paper (October 27)

2003

  • Glueck, Grace. “From Four Milleniums of Jewish Cultural Life.” New York Times (Arts) (June 27)
  • Genocchio, Benjamin. “The Forgeries Are The Real Thing In This Exhibition.” New York Times (Arts) (April 13)
  • Golonu, Berin. “Psychic Windows.” Sculpture (review) (January/February): 72-73.
  • Greco, Stephen & Zita, Carmen. “State of the Art: In Sight.” Trace (issue #36): 53.
  • Smith, Roberta. “A Cornucopia of Cultural Exchange, Beginning With A Martial Arts Hero.” New York Times(Arts) (November 28)
  • Stillman, Nick “Black Belt.” The Brooklyn Rail (November)

2002

  • Anderson, Tomika. “Art Heart’s Sake.” Vibe (April): 70.
  • Bollen, Chris. “Outsider Art”. V Magazine (March)
  • Collins, Gina Cavallo. “Video Identity Issues.” Java Magazine (January): 16.
  • Dailey, Meghan. “Family – The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.” ArtForum (October): 157.
  • Donohue, Piper. “Boogie Down” Honey.” (January): 88.
  • Erhardt, Miklos. “Fesusfono es Poteau- Mitan.” Balkon (October): 28-30.
  • Girst, Thomas. “Ennui im Whitney.” die tageszeitung (March): 1.
  • Gopnik, Blake. “As American as Jumbalaya” Washington Post (Art). March 7. p.1
  • Griffin, Tim. “Bi American – The Whitney Biennial opens its doors.” Time Out New York (March 14-21)
  • Grunitzky, Claude. “Meister Aller Klassen.” GQ International (September): 30-31.
  • Jones, Amelia. “The Post Black Bomb.” Tema Celeste (March/April): 53-54.
  • Knight, Christopher. “Art Review.” Los Angeles Times (April 1): F2.
  • Matusow, Cathy. “Buddhism and B-Boys?” Houston Press (November 21)
  • Nickas, Bob. “Multiple Voice.” ArtForum (May): 164.
  • Patton, Phil. “Artists on the Verge.” Mercury Owner Magazine (Spring): 10-13.
  • Plagens, Peter. “This Man Will Decide What Art Is.” Newsweek (March 4): 55.
  • Rauterberg, Von Hanno. “Danke, Herr, fur Video.” Feuilleton (kunst).
  • Robinson, Knox “The Show.” Fader (Winter): 48.
  • Stevens, Mark. “Irony Lives.” New York Magazine (March): 55.
  • Teicholz, Nina. “Private View: Lawrence Rinder.” Art & Auction (March): 36.

2001

  • Budick, Ariella. “Post- Black and White.” Newsday (June)
  • Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio. “Culture and Memory.” NKA (Review) (Spring/Summer): 123.
  • Cook, Dara. “Players/Rookies 2001.” Vibe (V100) (September): 182.
  • Cotter, Holland. “A Full Studio Museum Show Starts with 28 Young Artists and a Shoehorn.” New York Times (Review: Arts) (May 11): E36.
  • Croal, Mashaka. “Freestylin at the Studio Museum in Harlem by Aida.” Africana.com (June 26)
  • Dewan, Sheila K. “Twin Peaks Makes A Vertical World Their Own.” New York Times(Metro). (February 27)
  • Erikson, Emily. “Color Coded.” ArtForum (Preview) (May): 52.
  • Fowler Gabe. “Gang of Four.” New Art Examiner (November/December)
  • Gioni, Massimiliano. “New York Cut Up.” Flash Art (July-September): 72.
  • Girst, Thomas. “Power Enormous: The Art of Sanford Biggers” NY Arts April. p. 24
  • Girst, Thomas. “Breakdance auf Leinwand.” die tageszeitung (kultur) (March): 16.
  • Griffin, Tim. “Race Matters.” Time Out New York (Art) (May 24): 55-56.
  • Maxwell, Bill. “Art Offers New Notions of Being Black.” St. Petersburg Times (Art) (June 20)
  • Saltz, Jerry. “Post Black.” Village Voice (Art) (May 22): 51.
  • Stevens, Mark. “The Studio Museum in Harlem “Freestyle”: More About Art than About Race.” New York Magazine (Art) (May 21): 84.
  • Tate, Greg. “The Golden Age” Village Voice (Art) (May 22): 49
  • Viveros- Faune, Christian. “Freestyle.” New York Press (Editorial) (June)
  • Wilcox, Lauren. “Transformation and Tradition: Interview with Sanford Biggers.” Tout-Fait (Duchamp Studies On-line Journal)
  • –. “Making the Case fir the ‘Post Black’ School of Art.” LA Times (September 29)
  • –.”The New Masters.” Vibe (Gallery) (May): 138 & 142.
  • –. “Freestyle” at Studio Museum.” Artnet.com (news) (April 13)

2000

  • Berwick, Carly. “Power Spins” ARTnews (On the Edge). November. p. 224
  • Cotter Holland. “Picking Out Distinctive Voices in a Pluralistic Chorus.” New York Times (Review: Arts) (August 18): E31.
  • Cotter, Holland. “A Condensed International Melange.” New York Times (Weekend – Arts & Leisure) (May 6): E37.
  • Jackson, Brian Keith. “Dharma on the Dancefloor.” Paper Magazine (Arts). September. p. 43
  • Sirmans Franklin. “Artistically Speaking.” Soul Purpose.com (September 22)
  • Sirmans, Franklin. “From the Studio: Artists in Residence 2000.” Time Out New York (Arts) (August 3-10): 55.
  • –. “Hanne Tierney, Marian Griffiths and Five Myles.” NY Arts Magazine (April): 14-15.