Nari Ward

Born in St. Andrews, 1963 and lives in New York

Nari Ward’s dramatic sculptural installations are composed of systematically collected material from his urban neighborhood. By revealing the numerous emotions inherent within found everyday objects, Ward’s works examine issues surrounding race, poverty, and consumer culture.
Ward was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial in New York and Documenta XI in Kassel (2003), and his works have been exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. Recent solo exhibitions include Episodes at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, The Refinery X: A small twist of fate at the Palazzo delle Papesse-Centro Arte Contemporanea in Siena, Italy, and Rites of Way at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Ward received commissions from the United Nations and the World Health Organization, and Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.

Nari Ward: We the People
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver reopens with the exhibition Nari Ward: We the People
01 Jul 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
Nari Ward: Iris Hope Keeper
Galleria Continua hosts Iris Hope Keeper, a new solo show by Nari Ward. The exhibition features a large...
18 May 2013 - 31 Aug 2013
Galleria Continua
Nari Ward: Sun Splashed
Pérez Art Museum Miami presents a mid-career retrospective of Nari Ward (b. 1963, Saint Andrew Parish,...
19 Nov 2015 - 21 Feb 2016
Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Nari Ward: Smart Tree
Nari Ward makes sculptural installations from materials he collects in his own neighborhoods—in his...
01 Apr 2016 - 01 Apr 2017
Nari Ward: Sun Splashed
The Barnes Foundation presents “Sun Splashed”, a mid-career survey of the found-object assemblage...
24 Jun 2016 - 22 Aug 2016
The Barnes Foundation
Radical Materiality
Lehmann Maupin presents Radical Materiality, a group exhibition featuring Mary Corse, Liu Wei, and Nari...
07 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
Nari Ward: Holding Patterns per Arte – impresa – territorio
In the frame of “Arte – impresa – territorio“ project, the show is a part of the relationship...
20 Oct 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Villa Pacchiani Centro Espositivo
Nari Ward: We The People
The New Museum presents the first museum survey in New York dedicated to the work of Nari Ward. Featuring...
13 Feb 2019 - 26 May 2019
New Museum
Art Spaces
Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
Galleria Continua
Galleries in Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra
Galleria Continua Beijing
Galleries in Beijing