Charles Atlas is a pioneering figure in film and video since four decades. Many of his works have been collaborations with choreographers, dancers, and performers, including Yvonne Rainer, Michael Clark, Douglas Dunn, Marina Abramovic.

Charles Atlas
Charles Atlas
St. Louis,

Current Exhibitions

17 Nov — 06 May
“Elements of Vogue. A Case Study in Radical Performance” explores ways in which minorities use their bodies to produce dissenting forms of beauty, subjectivity and desire. These minoritarian poetics and politics are perceived as...

Past Exhibitions


anonymous gallery
30/06/2016 — 02/09/2016

In Part

Fondazione Prada, Milan
09/05/2015 — 04/11/2015

Solo Shows


Merce Cunningham: Common Time, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago, IL


Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Artistic Differences, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
Rheo Grande, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Spooky Action, Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange and Charm, Art Sheffield 2016, Sheffield, United Kingdom


Greater New York 2015, MoMA/PS1, Long Island City, NY
New Skin: Selections from the Tony and Elham SalaméCollection, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon*


America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Dancenoise: Don’t Look Back, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Displaced Bodies: Audiovisual Traces Between Dance and Performance, 1963-1986, Museo Nacional
Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
In Part, Foundazione Prada, Milan, Italy*
A New Rhythm, Park View, Los Angeles, CA
Strange Pilgrims, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX

Group Shows


Charles Atlas: Here She Is…v.1, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY


The Waning of Justice, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH*
The Waning of Justice, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY


Hail the New Puritan, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey MC9 , SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey Martha, Martha, Martha, Martha, Martha, Vilma Gold, London, England


Glacier, Bloomberg SPACE, London, England BMW Tate Live: Charles Atlas and Collaborators, The Tanks at Tate Modern, London, England

Contacts & Details

City of birth: St. Louis Country of birth: USA Lives in: New York, USA