John Divola

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John Divola
artist's name: John Divola
preferred medium: photography
nationality: US
born: 1949
born in: Los Angeles
lives in: Riverside, CA
artist's / gallery's website: John Divola

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John Divola - Profile

As Far As I Could Get is the first solo museum presentation of the work of John Divola. The exhibition is a collaborative project led by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with different components shown simultaneously at SBMA, LACMA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art. LACMA’s presentation includes Polaroid images of sculpted objects, serial works comprised of appropriated continuity shots and stereographs, and conceptual landscapes in which the artist himself appears in a performative role.
Divola's career spans four decades. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, he entered the MFA program at the University of California Los Angeles. There, under the tutelage of Robert Heineken, Divola began to develop his own unique photographic practice, one that merges photography, painting, and conceptual art. He also teaches contemporary art at the University of California , Riverside, and writes about photography.  (LACMA)

10 important exhibitions with John Divola

Exhibition Exhibitor City Country Start date
Autophoto Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain Paris FR 17.04.2017
Whitney Biennal 2017 Whitney Biennial New York US 17.03.2017
Los Angeles - A Fiction Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art Oslo NO 22.09.2016
Ordinary Pictures Walker Art Center Minneapolis US 27.01.2016
Images Moving Out Onto Space Tate St. Ives St. Ives GB 23.05.2015
Take One: Contemporary Photographs Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia US 25.04.2015
Of Time and Buildings George Eastman House Rochester US 08.03.2014
John Divola: As Far As I Could Get Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SMMA) Santa Barbara US 13.10.2013
John Divola: As Far as I Could Get Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA Los Angeles US 06.10.2013
Now Here is also Nowhere: Part I Henry Art Gallery Seattle US 27.10.2012
coquilles mécaniques Crac Alsace Altkirch FR 07.10.2012
Natural History Carnegie Museum of Art - CMA Pittsburg US 28.07.2012
The End Johannes Vogt Gallery New York US 06.01.2012
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 The Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCA Los Angeles US 01.10.2011
Swagger, Drag, Fit Together Wallspace New York US 09.09.2010
SPECTRAL. Part I CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea Santiago de Compostela ES 15.01.2010
THE CONSPIRACY Kunsthalle Bern Bern CH 29.08.2009
Mixed Emotions. Apuntes para una colección del siglo XXI DA2 - Domus Artium 2002 Salamanca ES 08.01.2007
LOS ANGELES 1955-1985 Centre Pompidou Paris FR 08.03.2006
Rencontres de la Photographie d´Arles 2005 Les Rencontres d'Arles Arles FR 05.07.2005
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influential curators having exhibited works of John Divola:

Christopher Y. Lew Mia Locks Misa Jeffereis

important awards & residencies from John Divola:

Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program