Martin Kersels

Selected works by Martin Kersels

Martin Kersels
Falling Photos 4,5 and 6

1994-1996

Set of 3 black and white photographs

76.2 x 101.6 cm

Martin Kersels's Biography


Born in Los Angeles, USA in 1960
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA



SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2009
Fat Iggy: Discography, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris,
France

2008
ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Martin Kersels: Heavyweight Champion, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa
Monica, CA

2007
Martin Kersels: Heavyweight Champion, Tang Museum of Art,
Saratoga Springs, NY

2006
Charms in a Throne Room, ACME., Los Angeles, CA

2005
Orchestra for Idiots, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

2004
Illuminous, Guido Costa Projects, Turin, Italy

2003
Wishing Well, ACME., Los Angeles, CA

2002
Showette, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Fat Man, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
Bracelet, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2001
Modern Art, London, England
Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva, Switzerland
ACME.,Los Angeles, CA
Tumble Room, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2000
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

1999
Spinning, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Theoretical Events (Th.e), Naples, Italy
Commotion: Martin Kersels, curated by Toby Kamps, Contemporary Arts Forum,
Santa Barbara, CA
Commotion: Martin Kersels, curated by Toby Kamps, Yerba Buena Center for
the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1997
Commotion: Martin Kersels, curated by Toby Kamps, Madison Art Center,
Madison, WI

ACME. @ Inman, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Yankee Remix: Artists Take on New England, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Neuro: An Art & Science Collaboration, The California Institute of Technology &
The Art Center College of Art & Design, Pasadena, CA


1995
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

1993
A/B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA




GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2010
2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York, NY

2009
Second Nature: The Valentine Collection at the Hammer, UCLA Hammer
Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Seriously Funny, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2008
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Vallois, Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
California Video, The Getty Center Los Angeles, CA
Disorderly Conduct: Art in Tumultuous Times, Orange County Museum of Art,
Newport Beach, CA

2007
Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles
Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006
Accidents, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

2005
Dionysiac, Pompidou Center, Paris, France

2004
100 Artists See God, Independent Curators International, New York, NY
Suburban House Kit, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2003
ACME. @ Inman, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Yankee Remix: Artists Take on New England, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Neuro: An Art & Science Collaboration, The California Institute of Technology &
The Art Center College of Art & Design, Pasadena, CA

2002
L.A. Post Cool, The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Majestic Sprawl: Some Los Angeles Photography, Pasadena Museum of
California Art, Pasadena, CA
Strolling Through an Ancient Shrine and Garden, curated by Chip Tom and
ACME., ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Ideal Avalanche, The Pond, Chicago, IL
Sudden Glory: Sight Gags and Slapstick in Contemporary Art”, Logan Galleries,
California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

2001
Portraits, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Genéve, Switzerland
The Americans: New Art., curated by Mark Sladen, Barbican Art Gallery,
London, England
Soliel d’hiver/Sur un cheval/Une silouette gelée, Galerie Georges-Philippe &
Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
Ever Since Icarus, Lord Mori Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

2000
Inventional, curated by Nowell J. Carten, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Haulin’ Ass, Pierogi in L.A., POST, Los Angeles, CA
SOS: Scenes of Sounds, curated by Charles Stainback, The Tang Teaching
Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Made in California and Made in California – NOW, Los Angeles County Museum
of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty, curated by Lisa Lyons, J. Paul Getty
Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Melbourne Biennial, Melbourne, Australia
EXTRAetORDINAIRE, curated by Christine Macel, Le Printemps de Cahors,
Cahors, France
Group Show, Brett-Mitchell, Inc., Cleveland, OH

1998
Young Americans 2, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Band Wi[d]th, Knitting Factory, New York, NY
Group Show, W-139, Amsterdam, Holland
Need for Speed, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Cruising L.A.: Paul McCarthy, Martin Kersels, Catherine Opie, Lari Pittman,
Jason Rhoades, curated by Alvaro Perdices, Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid,
Spain

1997
Vanessa Beecroft, Hennifer Bornstein, Martin Kersels, Gillian Wearing, S.L.
Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
COLA: 1996-1997 Individual Artists Grants, The Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall
Park, Los Angeles, CA
Celluloid Cave, Threadwaxing Space, curated by Dara Friedman, New York, NY
Group Show, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1997 Biennial of American Art, curated by Lisa Phillips and Louise Neri, Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Ten Los Angeles Artists, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996
Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, curated
by Connie Butler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Defining the Nineties: Consensus-Making in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles,
curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Hero, Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI
Left of Center , Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995
L.A. Video Sampler II, curated by Diana Thater, David Zwirner Gallery,
New York, NY
La Belle et La Bete: Un Choix de Jeunes Artistes Americains, curated by Lynn
Gumpert, Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Postmarked L.A., PPOW, New York, NY
1999 L.A.X. - The L.A. Biennial, curated by Ann Ayres, Otis Parsons Gallery, Los
Angeles, CA
Hooked on a Feeling, Kohn-Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA