Selected works by Andrea Fraser

Andrea Fraser
Untitled (de Kooning/Raphael) #1


Digital c-print

101.6 x 76.2 cm
Andrea Fraser’s Untitled series stems from a project she completed in 1984, which consisted of a collection of slides superimposing images of Old Masters’ works with those of well known 20th century artists. Having reconstructed these images as photographs, pieces such as Untitled (de Kooning/Raphael) #1 examine the polemics of feminism, historical revisionism, and artistic authenticity. Here, traces of De Kooning’s violently rendered figure scars the beatific Madonna and Child, merging the two disparate examples of the subjectification of women in art history as a Frankenstein-ish amalgamation. Printed in poster size, Fraser highlights issues of sexual commodification and image consumption.
Andrea Fraser
Untitled (de Kooning/Raphael) #2


Digital c-print

101.6 x 76.2 cm
In Andrea Fraser’s Untitled (de Kooning/Raphael) #2, The Seated Madonna and De Kooning’s expressionistic figure synthesise to become almost indistinguishable; the brutal modern abstraction making the cherubic icon appear charred and battle worn. Presented as a second generation photographic image, Fraser’s Untitled loses the painterly detail of the original masterpieces, transforming the aura of artistic integrity to the mechanised and fetishistic language of media. Through her act of appropriation, Fraser explores the exclusive nature artistic lineage, writing herself into the legacy whilst simultaneously critiquing its historical bias.

Andrea Fraser's Biography

Born in 1965, Billings Montana
Lives in New York and Rio de Janeiro


Official Welcome, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Performance, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Projection, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Projection, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Franz Hals Museum, Haarlem The Netherlands
What do I, as an artist, provide?, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Official Welcome, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
Official Welcome, Dia:Chelsea, New York
Official Welcome, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
Galeria Brancolini Grimaldi, Rome and Florence
Official Welcome, BALTIC, Newcastle, in conjunction with “History of
Disappearance: Live Art from New York 1975-Present”
May I Help You, Orchard, New York

Official Welcome, Miami, sponsored by Creative Time in conjunction with Art
Basel Miami Beach
Official Welcome, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in conjunction with "A
Short History of Performance Art, Part II"
Andrea Fraser, Works: 1984 to 2003, Kunstverein, Hamburg

Exhibition, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Arma Virumqe Cano, American Fine Arts, Co., New York
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Official Welcome, The MICA Foundation, New York
Kunst muß hängen (Art Must Hang), Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

El Museo, an unrealized project for Basque television developed with Consonni, Bilbao

Information Room, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
An Introduction to the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Sprengel Museum,

White People in West Africa, American Fine Arts Co., New York
Inaugural Speech, InSITE97, San Diego/Tijuana
Student Show: Selections, Lists, Awards, Announcements, Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia

A Project in Two Phases, EA-Generali Foundation, Vienna

The Seventh Museum, an unrealized public project developed in collaboration with Clegg & Guttmann, STROOM foundation, The Hague
Services, a 'working-group exhibition' organized in collaboration with Helmut Draxler, Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Kunstverein München; Le Sous-sol Ecole supérieure d'art visual, Geneva; Depot, Vienna; Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt Parasite at the Clock Tower Building, New York; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona

Please ask for assistance, American Fine Arts Co., New York
White People in West Africa, Galerie Metropol, Vienna
Stellvertreter Representatives Rappresentanti, with Christian Philipp MĂĽller and Gerwald Rockenschaub, Austrian Pavilion, 45th Venice Biennale, Venice
Eine Gesellschaft des Geschmacks (A Society of Taste), Kunstverein MĂĽnchen, MĂĽnchen

Aren't they lovely?, University of California, Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Welcome to the Wadsworth, MATRIX, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
May I Help You?, in cooperation with Allan McCollum, American Fine Arts Co., New York

Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

The Fairy Tale: A Gallery Talk, for The Fairy Tale: Politics, Desire and Everyday Life, Artists Space, New York
Damaged Goods Gallery Talk Starts Here, for Damaged Goods: Desire and the Economy of the Object, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York


Jeder KĂĽnstler ist ein Mensch! Positionen de Selbstportraits, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-
Baden, Germany
ÂżQue hace alguien como tĂş en un sitio como Ă©ste?, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Spain
Women Who Move Art, The National Museum of Art, Norway
Pop Life, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Pop Life, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Modernologies, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
Autumn Masterpieces: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Centre for Contemporary
Photography, Australia
Substitute Teacher, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
2009 Pop Life, Tate Modern, London, UK
Paying Homage, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfort, Germany
Le Printemps de Septembre – a Toulouse, Toulouse
Learning Modern, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago

41 National Artists Salon, Cali
Unreliable Witness, Tramway, Glasgow
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Gallery Zaki Rosenfeld, Tel Aviv
The Program, Video Association of Dallas, Dallas Texas
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, Museum of
Contemporary art, Los Angeles
That was Then…This is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, the Hayward Southbank Centre, London, UK
Exact Imagination, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
Museum as Medium, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain; Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian
Our Literal Speed, Zentrum fĂĽr Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsuhe, Germany
Exact Imagination, Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio
CentrePasquArt Nouvelles Collections III, Sammlung Jocelyne & Fabrice Petignat, Switzerland
The Leisure Class, GoMA Cinémathéque, Queensland Australia

I AM THE MEDIUM, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Jackson, Contemporary Art Gallery, Department of Art & Art History, University of
Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
For Sale, Gristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London
Auto Emotion: Autobiography, Emotion and Self-fashioning, The Power Plant, Toronto
BodyPoliticX, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Jackson, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Stamford
For a Special Place: Documents and Works from the Generali Foundation Collection,
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
Into Me / Out of Me, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, KW Institute for Contemporary Art,
Berlin; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (cat.)
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Henry Art Gallery, Washington State
Air Kissing: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art about the Art World, Momenta Art, New York

Hot/Cold – Summer Loving, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Into Me / Out of Me, P.S. 1 - MoMA, New York
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Heard Not Seen, Orchard, New York
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, The Power Plant, Toronto
Into Me / Out of Me, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

General Idea: Rethinking Conceptual Art, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
History of Disappearance: Live Art from New York 1975-Present, BALTIC, Newcastle
This Colony, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands
Framing Exposure: Process and Politics, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Occupying Space / Wasting Time: Sammlung Generali Foundation, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Madonna, Kunsthaus, Dresden
What Business Are You In?, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
Life, Once More, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Photography, Video, Mixed Media II, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin

Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Collected Views from East or West and West or East, Generali Foundation, Vienna
Tierras en tránsito, El Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Systemstörung, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg
Funky Lessons, curated by Joerg Heiser, Buero Friedrich, Berlin; Atelier Augarten Centre for Contemporay Art, Vienna
Body Display, Secession, Vienna
Karneval-Carnaval, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
Made in Mexico, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

A Short History of Performance Art - Part II, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Image Stream, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University

Okonomien der Zeit, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Akademie der KĂĽnste, Berlin; Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, ZĂĽrich
Shoot the Singer, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
NĂŁo Ă© cinema, nĂŁo Ă© video e nem Ă© TelevisĂŁo, Capacete entretenimentos, Festival
do Rio BR 2002, Instituto Brasileiro de Audiovisual, Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Exposition d’art contemporain, Biennale de Gonesse, Val d’Oise
En Route, Serpentine Gallery, London

SIGHT/SITE: Objects Subject to Change, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Philadelphia
Visual Worlds, The Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection, University of
California, Davis
Antagonisms, Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona

Moving, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Bibliomania, site specific locations, London
Museum as Muse, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros., 24th Bienal de Säo Paulo, Säo Paulo
Genius Loci, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern

postproduktion, EA-Generali Foundation, Vienna
Collected, The Photographers' Gallery/The Wallace Collection, London

White Cube/Black Box, EA-Generali Foundation, Vienna
Temporarily Possessed, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

The End(s) of the Museum, Antoni TĂ pies Foundation, Barcelona
Make Believe, Royal Collage of Art, London

Die Orte der Kunst, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
Don't Postpone Joy or Collecting Can be Fun, Austrian Cultural Institute, New York

What Happened to the Institutional Critique?, American Fine Arts Co., New York
Kontext Kunst, Neue Galerie, Graz
On taking a normal situation…, Antwerp 93, Antwerp
Parallax View, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Dirty Data: Sammlung SchĂĽrmann, Ludwig Forum fĂĽr Internationale Kunst, Aachen
Blurred Logic, MA Galerie, Paris
Wohnzimmer/BĂĽro, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
American Fine Arts Co., New York
Denkraum Museum, Architektur Forum, ZĂĽrich

Die Botschaft als Medium: Medienfenster, a project for Museum in Progress, Vienna

Art Supplies and Utopia, Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stuttgart
The Köln Show, Cologne
Marginal Practices: A Framework in Focus, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
Video Works, Galleri Nordenstad-Skarstedt, Sweden
The Desire of the Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York
After the Gold Rush, Milford Gallery, New York

Selling Us Ourselves, 10 on 8, New York
Re: Placement, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

303 Gallery, New York

Picture This: Films Chosen by Artists, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo

Transitional Objects, Galerie Philip Nelson, Lyon

Four Walls, Hoboken
Opposing Force, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo