Education

2007 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
2004 BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
1998 New York Studio School, New York

Kaari Upson, Image Courtesy of Interview
Kaari Upson
California, 1972
USA

Upcoming Exhibitions

Inaugural Exhibition of the Rubell Museum

The Rubell Museum
04/12/2019 — 30/11/2020

Past Exhibitions

Kaari Upson: Good Thing You Are Not Alone

New Museum
03/05/2017 — 10/09/2017

Liquid Antiquity

The Benaki Museum
04/04/2017 — 17/09/2017

Kaari Upson: Mmdp

Sprüth Magers Berlin
22/11/2016 — 14/01/2017

No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the RFC

The Rubell Museum
02/12/2015 — 28/05/2016

Solo Shows

2018
In Search Of The Perfect Double, Torre Velasca, Milano, I
Kaari Upson, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK

2017
Good Thing You Are Not Alone, New Museum, New York, USA

2016
MMDP, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, D. Catalogue

2015
HOLE, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK

2014
Kaari Upson, Ramiken Crucible, New York, USA

2013
Sleep With the Key, Massimo De Carlo, Milano, I

2012
Baby Please come Home, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK

2011
Kaari Upson, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, USA
Statements, Overduin and Kite, Art 42, Basilea, CH

2009
I am bound to have some anxiety about this so please if I say stop, don’t stop, Maccarone Gallery, New York, USA

2007
Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
The Larry Project, Chapter 2: The Honeymoon Period, D301 Gallery; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA

Group Shows

2018
The artist is present, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, YUZ Museum, Shanghai, PRC

2017
Man Alive, curated by Wendy White, Maruani Mercier Gallery, Bruxelles, B. Catalogue
Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
A Good Neighbour. 15th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, Istanbul foundation for culture and arts, Istanbul, TR
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Material Concerns and Current Practices, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York, USA
Concrete Island, Venus, Los Angeles, USA

2016
Adhesive Products, Kunsthall, Bergen, N
Self, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK
No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Miami, USA
Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, USA
Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL
Los Angeles – A Fiction, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Thierry Raspail, Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Ali Subotnick, Alex Israel, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

2015
Sleepless: The Bed in History and Contemporary Art, 21er Haus, Wien, A
Second Chances, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
New Skin, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, RL
Panorama, The High Line, New York, USA
Young Americans, Franz Josefs Kai 3, Wien, Austria

2014
CalArts Art Benefit and Auction, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Golden State, MOCA, Tucson, USA
Veils, Underground Museum, Los Angeles, USA
HOME/SCULPTURE, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK
Procession, CAPC Musèe d’art contemporain , Bordeaux, France
The Los Angeles Project, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art , Beijing, PRC
Maximalism, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2013
Passive Aggressive, Massimo De Carlo, Milano, I
Mixed Message Media, curated by Neville Wakefield, Gladston Gallery, New York 24th Street, USA
Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
CULM, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL
Endless Bummer II/Still Bummin’, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, USA
FLICKER, Control Room, Los Angeles, USA

2012
The Residue of Memory, curated by Heidi Zuckerman, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA

2011
Are You Glad to Be in America?, Massimo De Carlo, Milano, Italy
American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA.
OH!, curated by Massimo De Carlo, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, F
Involuntary, curated by Neville Wakefield, Ford Project, New York, USA
George Herms: Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown), MOCA, Los Angeles, USA

2010
How Soon Now, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA.
Psycho Painting – Gerhard Richter EXTRA CONTENT: Psycho sculpture DAVID ADAMO, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK
One On One, SITE, Santa Fe, USA

2009
Berlin – Los Angeles. A Tale of Two (Other) Cities , curated by Elena Tavecchia, Massimo De Carlo, Milano, Italy
Chinese Box, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, USA
Nine Lives, curated by Ali Subotnick, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2008
Sack of Bones, curated by Ellen Langan e Blair Taylor, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Pretty Ugly, curated by Alison Gingeras, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise; Maccarone, New York, USA

2007
Internal Mechanisms, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, USA
Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA
The Juice is Loose…A Big Painting Show, 507 Rose, Venice, USA

Contacts & Details

City of birth: California Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1972 Lives in: Los Angeles, USA