Ryan Trecartin


Bio

from Electronic Arts Intermix:

“Ryan Trecartin’s video narratives unfold like futuristic fever dreams. Collaborating with an ensemble cast of family and friends, he merges sophisticated digital manipulations with footage from the Internet and pop culture, animations, and wildly stylized sets and performances. While the astonishing A Family Finds Entertainment (2005) has drawn comparisons to Jack Smith, early John Waters, and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Trecartin crafts startling visions that are thoroughly unique.

Kevin McGarry writes, “Ryan Trecartin has established a singular video practice that in form and in function advances understandings of post-millennial technology, narrative and identity, and also propels these matters as expressive mediums. His work depicts worlds where consumer culture is amplified to absurd or nihilistic proportions and characters circuitously strive to find agency and meaning in their lives. The combination of assaultive, nearly impenetrable avant-garde logics and equally outlandish, virtuoso uses of color, form, drama and montage produces a sublime, stream-of-consciousness effect that feels bewilderingly true to life.”

Ryan Trecartin was born in 1981 in Webster, Texas. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 2004. Solo exhibitions include Any Ever, which traveled from the Power Plant, Toronto in 2009 to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2010, then to the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL in 2011; MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (both in 2011); Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York. His works have been seen in group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia; The Eighth Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea; MIT/List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; the 2006 Biennial Exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; USA Today: Works from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Moore Space, Miami, Florida; The Getty Center, Los Angeles; New York Underground Film Festival, New York; Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago; and Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, among others.

In 2009 Trecartin was the recipient of the first Jack Wolgin Fine Art Prize, presented by the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, which recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence on an international level. In 2009 he received the Calvin Klein Collection New Artist of the Year Award at The First Annual Art Awards, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. He also received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2009.

Trecartin currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.”

 

RESUME

From Elizabeth Dee:

EDUCATION
2004
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
The Edge, Mama, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Any Ever, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Any Ever, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Any Ever, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

2010
Any Ever, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Any Ever, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON, Canada

2009
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2008
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

2007
I-Be Area, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY

2006
I Smell Pregnant, QED, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
Jersey Bounce, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (forthcoming)
Singapore Biennale, Singapore
The shortest distance between 2 points is often intolerable, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

2010
How Soon Now, Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL
21st Century – Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Mash-up: Splicing Life, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Screening, 203-205 Brompton Road, London, England
Forbidden Love: Art in the Wake of Television Camp, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
10,000 Lives, The Eighth Gwangju Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Gwangju, South Korea
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, England
Suppose it is true after all? What then?: Ryan Trecartin, Matias Faldbakken & Tobias Madison, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
fast forward 2: The Power of Motion, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
100 Years (version #3), Garage: Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia (Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and RoseLee Goldberg)
This is my condition, Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
5 Year Review, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium
Queer Voice, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Soaps, Flukes & Follies, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
Virtuoso Illusion: Cross Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde, MIT/List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Reflection, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan

2009
100 Years (version #1, Duesseldorf), Number Three: Here and Now, Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany & 100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), PS1, Long Island City, NY PS1, Long Island City, NY (Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and RoseLee Goldberg)
Speak and Spell, COCO (Contemporary Concerns), Vienna, Austria
Subjective Projections (invited by Marc Glöde), Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
Cutting Edge Framing, 11 N.E 39th St., Miami FL
The Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Pose/Expose, imo projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Until the End of the World, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece
Tristin Lowe, Virgil Marti, Peter Rose, and Ryan Trecartin, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
The Generational: Younger than Jesus, The New Museum, New York
Installations II: Video from the Guggenheim Collections, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

2008
Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany, curated by Collier Schorr (catalog)
The Left Hand of Darkness, The Project, New York, NY
Television Delivers People, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Sensory Overload, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2007
Between Two Deaths, ZKM Karlsruhe, curated by Ellen Blumenstein, Germany

2006
Action Adventure, Canada Gallery, New York
USA Today, Works from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, London, UK (catalogue)
Metro Pictures, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
Whitney Biennial 2006, Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Schindler House, curated by Doug Aitken, Los Angeles, LA

2005
Sympathetic Magic, Planaria, New York, NY

SCREENINGS AND COMMISSIONS
2011
In Search of the Miraculous: ten days of film, video, and photography, former Beamish and Crawford Brewery, Ireland
Trill-ogy Comp, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI (forthcoming)
A Family Finds Entertainment, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
(Tommy-Chat Just Emailed Me.), Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
A Family Finds Entertainment, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
(Tommy-Chat Just Emailed Me.), Barbican Centre/Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
I-Be Area, Krakow Foundation for Visual Arts, Krakow, Poland
What’s The Love Making Babies For, Available Light Screening Collective, Ottawa, Canada
P.opular S.ky (section ish), rongwrong, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010
A Family Finds Entertainment, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Australia
Valentines Day Girl, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
(Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me.), Incubate Festival, Tillburg, The Netherlands
Valentines Day Girl, University of Wisconsin, Milwakee, WI
Sibling Topics (Section A). School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
P.opular S.ky (Section ish)
(Tommy-Chat Just E-Mailed Me.), Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Sibling Topics, Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA
P.opular Sky
Re’Search Wait’s
K-Corea INC. K (Section A)
The Re’Search
Roamie View: History Enhancements
Y-Ready
(Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me.), Liverpool, UK
(Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me.), Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
(Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me.), Visual Arts Collective, Boise, ID
Re’Search Wait’S, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
A Family Finds Entertainment
A Family Finds Entertainment, Galeriestr. 4, Munich, Bavaria

2009
(Tommy Chat Just E-mailed Me.), Art Basel Video, programmed by Mark Glöde, Basel, Sitzerland

2007
I-Be Area, Bobo’s, Philadelphia, PA
I-Be Area, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
A Family Finds Entertainment, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2006
A Family Finds Entertainment, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI
(Tommy Chat Just Emailed Me.), The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
A Family Finds Entertainment, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
A Family Finds Entertainment, New York Underground Film Festival
A Family Finds Entertainment, Chicago Underground Film Festival (special jury prize), IL
Valentine’s Day Girl, Multiplex, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
A Family Finds Entertainment, Big Muddy Film Festival, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

PERFORMANCES
2005
Alternative Theater Endings, with The Experimental People Band, New York Underground Film
Festival
Nothing Wrong with August, with The Experimental People Band, Natural Disaster, New Orleans, LA

AWARDS
2009
Calvin Klein Collection New Artist of the Year Award, The First Annual Art Awards, Guggenheim, Museum, New York, NY
Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Pew Fellowship in the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, PA

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