Virginia Overton

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  • Born in Nashville, Tennessee, 1971
  • Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION

  • 2005 MFA University of Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2002 BFA University of Memphis, Tennessee

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Virginia Overton, The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Memphis, US

2017

  • Virginia Overton Westfälischer Kustverein Jahresgaben, Munster
  • Virginia Overton, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, US
  • The Disagreeable Object, 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, US

2016

  • Virginia Overton, White Cube, London, UK
  • Untitled (HILUX), Art Basel Parcours, Basel, CH
  • Sculpture Gardens, Winter Garden Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, US
  • Virginia Overton, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, US

2015

  • Heidi Bucher, Virginia Overton, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH
  • Virginia Overton, White Cube, London, UK

2014

  • Flat Rock, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, US

2013

  • Virginia Overton, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, DE
  • Virginia Overton, Kunsthalle,Bern, CH
  • Virginia Overton, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City, US

2012

  • Virginia Overton, The Kitchen, New York City, US
  • Deluxe, The Power Station, Dallas, US

2011

  • Virginia Overton, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH

2010

  • Untitled (Milano), N.O. Gallery, Milan, IT
  • Virginia Overton, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, US
  • True Grit, Dispatch, New York City, US

2008

  • This Is Not A Ladder, Artlab at AMUM, Memphis, US
  • Virginia Overton, Moving on South White Box, New York City, US

2007

  • Skytracker, Powerhouse, Memphis, US

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Balance, Bernal Espacio Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2017

  • Jahresgaben, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, DE
  • 99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, US
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, US
  • N.Dash, Virginia Overton, B. Wurtz (form, content, place), Maisterravalbuena, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1107 Manhattan Ave Pt.II, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, US
  • Alley Show, apples, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • MIDTOWN, Salon 94 Design, and Salon 94, Lever House, New York, US
  • L’image, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, Swizerland
  • Escape Attempts, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Now Burning, Border Patrol, Portland, ME

2016

  • These Are Flat Things And Things Which Are Not Flat, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, UK
  • Pièces-Meublés, curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, FR
  • Touching Surface, Touching Ground, Freymond-Guth, New York City, US
  • Descent, curated by Charlotte Ickes, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US
  • Decade, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH
  • Redeux (Sort of), organized by Foundation Barbin and Lucky DeBellevue, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York City, US
  • Michael François, Liz Larner, Tony Lewis, Virginia Overton, Morgan Fisher: Screening Room, Bortolami, New York, US

2015

  • Excavating The Contemporary, curated by Renee Bloch and Sara Tas, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, NL
  • Lost in the Flood, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR
  • Fence Show, organized by Israel Lund and Sam Korman, APPLES, New York City, US
  • Virginia Overton / Heidi Bucher, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH
  • Primo, Palais–Galerie, Neuchâtel, CH
  • MOMMA with Servane Mary, Virginia Overton, John Miller & Richard Hoec, Olivier Mosset, and Michael Auder, text by Bob Nickas, Rothman’s Gallery, Southold, US
  • By Olivier Mosset, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, CH
  • American Idle, Salon 94, organized by Lydia Kutko, New York City, US
  • Marlborough Lights, Marlborough Broome Street, curated by Leo Fitzpatrick, New York City, US
  • Over & Under, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., organized with the cooperation of Matt Keegan, New York City, US
  • OMM: Overton/Mary/Mosset, 138 Eldridge Street, New York City, US
  • Touch the Spindle, Capital Gallery, San Francisco, US
  • Mary/Miller/Mosset/Overton, Triple V, Paris, FR

2014

  • The Unwinding, Cookie Butcher, Antwerp, NL
  • Great Expectations: A Group Exhibition in the Home of Nina Johnson-Milewski and Daniel Milewski, organized by Gallery Diet with the Box, Invisible-Exports, and Samson Projects, Miami, US
  • Carpenter Art Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, US
  • Monumental Fatigue, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH
  • Nuit Américaine, Office Baroque at former Entrepots Gérard Koninckx frères, Brussels, BE
  • Days Inn, curated by Justine Kurland, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City, US
  • Visiting Faculty 2014-15, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, US
  • Video Works by Sarah Dornner, GOD, Sarah Magenheimer, Virginia Overton, Jacolby Satterwhite and Matthew Schlanger, selected by Bridget Finn and Erin Somerville; Cave, Detroit, US
  • Infinitude, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, US
  • Ice Fishing, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
  • Servane Mary, Virginia Overton, Olivier Mosset, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, IT
  • Roving Room, curated by Kelly Kaczynshi and Cori Williams, Habersham Mills, Demorest, US
  • Le Salon Particulier, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH
  • Like a Virgin, VI, VII, Oslo, NO
  • Work Order, Change Order, curated by Daniel Lefcourt, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City, US
  • Ice Fishing, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
  • Roving Room, Habersham Mills Demorest, GA, USA

2013

  • Israel Lund, Virginia Overton and Steinman and Tear , Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, US
  • Piston Head, Venus Over Manhattan, Art Basel Miami Beach, South Beach, US
  • Ground Control to Major Tom, cookie butcher, Antwerp, BE
  • subject, answer, countersubject, curated by Summer Guthery, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center of Portland, Portland, US
  • Empire State, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, IT; travels to Gallery Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, FR
  • Place is the Space, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, US
  • Neo-Povera, L&M Gallery, Los Angeles, US
  • Within the Horizon of the Object, curated by Sammuel Leuenberger, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH
  • Transforming the Known – Works form the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL
  • Electric Fields, Institut curatorial de la Head, Geneva, CH
  • Rien Faire et Laisser Rire, curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, BE
  • The Pathos of Things, Carriage Trade Gallery, New York City, US
  • Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
  • Electric Fields, HEAD, Geneva, CH
  • Illuminations, curated by Matthew Higgs, Richard Telles Fine Arts, Los Angeles, US
  • A Film to be Determined, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, US
  • LAT. 47°7’N. LONG. 72°19‟., organized by Bob Nikas, Martos Gallery, East Marion, US
  • Place is the Space, curated by Dominic Molon and Brad Cloepil, CAM, St. Louis, US
  • Memphis Social, organized by Tom McGlynn, apexart:Memphis, Memphis, US
  • Street Trash, organized by Motoko Fukuyama, Aaron Suggs, and Virginia Overton, Memphis, US
  • E.S.P. TV Live Taping: Public Service Announcement, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, US
  • Nicola Martini, Virginia Overton, Magali Reus: Heavy duty, silent haze, racing hearts, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH
  • Salon for Contemporary Dancing, Café Dancer, New York, US

2012

  • Emergency Cheesecake, curated by Wade Guyton and Jay Sanders, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, US
  • Plenitude, curated by Stephan Tanbin Sastrawid, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK
  • Matterdaddy, curated by Israel Lund and John Roebas, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, US
  • Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, New York City, US
  • Creature from the Blue Lagoon, curated by Robert Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, US
  • Henry Codax, Virginia Overton, Kyle Thurman, Office Baroque, Antwerp, BE
  • Abstract Everyday–Everyday Abstract, curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York City, US
  • Shake and Bake, curated by Hard Hat, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR
  • Physical! Physical!, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH
  • Different Strokes, Hard Hat, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR

2011

  • 1107 Manhattan Avenue, Spencer Brownstone, New York City, US
  • Sentimental Education, Gavlak, Palm Beach, US
  • Florbelles (after Sade),curated by Vincent Romagny, Air de Paris, Paris, FR
  • The Secret Garden, Freymond-Guth, Zurich, CH
  • The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Robert Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, US
  • Glee, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, US
  • Broken Umbrellas, Laurel Gitlen, New York City, US
  • Against the Way Things Go, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York City, US
  • Impossible Vacation,White Flag Projects, St. Louis, US
  • The Finishers, curated by Eric Gleason and Ethan Greenbaum, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, US
  • Indeterminate Activity, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York City, US
  • Summer Affair, curated by Tim Goossens, fordProject, New York City, US
  • Street Trash, Greenpoint, New York City, US
  • Multipli D'Artista, N.O. Gallery, Milan, IT
  • I don’t know if it makes any sense- I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow. I will return with more info shortly..., curated by Howie Chenand Tim Saltarellu, IMO, Copenhagen, DK

2010

  • Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York City, US
  • Jacob Kassay, Robert Morris, Virginia Overton, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City, US
  • Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, curated by Robert Nickas, Bridgehampton, US
  • The Rule of the Game, Republique-Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, FR
  • Today I Made Nothing, curated by Tim Saltarelli, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York City, US
  • Grass Grows By Itself, curated by Sima Familant, Marlborough Gallery, New York City, US
  • the backroom, organized by Kate Fowle, Rotating Gallery, PS1 MoMA, Long Island City, US
  • Greater New York, PS1 MoMA, Long Island City, US
  • Windows at Saks 5th Avenue, New York City, US
  • True Grit, Dispatch, New York City, US
  • Cheekwood, Temporary Contemporary, Nashville, US
  • Be Yourself, Burning Bridges, New York City, US
  • Multipli D'Artista, N.O. Gallery, Milan, IT
  • Run and Tell That! New Work from New York, SUArt Galleries, Syracuse, US
  • The Artist as Collector: Olivier Mosset, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Tuscon, US

2009

  • From the Mississippi to the Hudson, Michel Allen Projects, New York City, US
  • Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste, le Magasin-CNAC, Grenoble, FR
  • edia Int'l Group, organized by Lucky DeBellvue, Foundation Barbin, New York City, US
  • The Audio Show, organized by Seth Kelly, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York City, US
  • In Practice, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, US

2007

  • String Show, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York City, US

2006

  • Off the Grid, Brooks Museum, Memphis, US
  • VA4398UV, Memphis, US

2005

  • MAX, curated by David Moos, Memphis, US
  • MFA Thesis Show, AMUM, Memphis, US
  • COMMISSIONS & PUBLIC WORKS

2016

  • Winter Garden, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Untitled (HILUX), curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Art Basel (Parcours), Basel, CH
  • Untitled, Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, Park Plaza

2015

  • ALL RISE, Seattle, US

2014

  • Pier 54, curated by Cecilia Alemani, High Line Art, New York City, US
  • Outlooks: Virginia Overton, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, US

2013

  • Pop Up 1: Montauk, an outdoor exhibition presented by Fabiola Beracasa and Art Production Fund, Montauk, US
  • Change of State, projection on the façade of the New Museum, New York City, organized by Nuit Blanche, Memphis Social, billboard at Monroe and Marshall, curated by Tom McGlynn, Memphis, US

2012

  • Untitled, commission for High Line Art, New York City, NY R4, in association with FIAC, Ile Seguin, Paris, FR
  • Untitled, commission for High Line Art, New York City, US
  • Untitled (Mirrors for Randall’s Island), Frieze Projects, Randall’s Island, US

2011

  • Freymond-Guth Fine Arts presents: Marc Bauer, Loredana Sperini & Tanja Roscic, Virginia Overton, Yorgos Sapountzis, REMap 3, Athens, Greece

2006

  • Off the Grid, Brooks Museum, Memphis, US

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2017

  • VO for WKV, Westfälischer Kunstverein Jahresgaben, Munster, Germany
  • Amy O’Neil – Virginia Overton, MAY68 at Martos Gallery, New York, US
  • Print Residency at Niels Borch Jensen Editions, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Visting Artist Series in conjunction with The Disagreeable Object, The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, US

2016

  • Servane Mary: Pop Up Postcard Project, produced by Shoot the Lobster, NY, White Columns at Printed Matter NY Art Bok Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
  • Servane Mary and Aura Rosenberg: The Pop-Up Postcard Project, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA Tribeca Film Festival Hub, 50 Varick Street, New York, US
  • An Evening with Virginia Overton: Contemporary Forum Lecture Series, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  • The Pop-Up Postcard Project, organised by Servane Mary and Michel Auder, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, New York, US

2015

  • 99 Objects, Virginia Overton on the Whitney’s Building by Renzo Piano, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
  • Bellwether Series Artist Talk, organised by the Cleveland Art Museum, Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, Cleveland, US

2014

  • Independent Projects, Center548, New York, US
  • Another, Once Again, Many Times More, organised by Welead Beshty and Kelley Walker, Carol Bove, Bob Nickas and Virginia Overton, and Ryan Foerster, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY

2013

  • Conversation XXII: Virginia Overton in conversation with Tenzing Barshee, Le Foyer, Zürich, Switzerland
  • A Film to be Determined by Virginia Overton, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
  • Street Trash, organised by James Campbell, Motoko Fukuyama, Virginia Overton, and Aaron Suggs, Memphis, US
  • Change of State, organised by Nuit Blanche New York, New Museum, New York, US

2012

  • SC Conversations: Unidentified Influences with artists Rachel Foullon, Virginia Overton, Kilian Ruthermann and moderated by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, Long Islad City, NY

2011

  • Street Trash, organised by James Campbell, Sadie Laska, and Virginia Overton, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
  • Zabludowicz Collection Artist Residency, Sarvisalo, Finland
  • Top 100 vol. 5 by David Bertocchi

2010

  • Ecart, organised by John Armleder and Mai-Thu Perret, Basel 41, Basel, Switzerland

SCREENINGS & TALKS

2015

  • 99 Objects: Virginia Overton, Whitney Museum, New York City, US

2013

  • Public Service Announcement, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, US