2014 Whitney Biennial
Curated by Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms & Michelle Grabner
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10025
March 7 – May 25, 2014
The 2014 Whitney Biennial will take a bold new form as three curators from outside the Museum—Stuart Comer (Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA), Anthony Elms (Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), and Michelle Grabner (artist and Professor in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago)—each oversee one floor, representing a range of geographic vantages and curatorial methodologies.
Donna De Salvo, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs at the Whitney, noted: “The 2014 Biennial brings together the findings of three curators with very distinct points of view. There is little overlap in the artists they have selected and yet there is common ground. This can be seen in their choice of artists working in interdisciplinary ways, artists working collectively, and artists from a variety of generations. Together, the 103 participants offer one of the broadest and most diverse takes on art in the United States that the Whitney has offered in many years.”
This Biennial will be the last to take place in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s building at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street before the Museum moves downtown to its new building in the spring of 2015. This is the 77th in the Museum’s ongoing series of Annuals and Biennials begun in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Whitney curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders, who organized the widely acclaimed 2012 Biennial, will advise on the exhibition.
Academy Records and Matt Hanner, Terry Adkins, Etel Adnan, Alma Allen, Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez, Uri Aran, Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman, Michel Auder, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Julie Ault, Darren Bader, Kevin Beasley, Gretchen Bender, Stephen Berens, Dawoud Bey, Jennifer Bornstein, Andrew Bujalski, Elijah Burgher, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab, Sarah Charlesworth, Yve Laris Cohen, Critical Practices Inc., Matthew Deleget, David Diao, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Paul Druecke, Jimmie Durham, Rochelle Feinstein, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Morgan Fisher, Louise Fishman, Victoria Fu, Gaylen Gerber with David Hammons, Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu, Jeff Gibson, Tony Greene curated by Richard Hawkins and Catherine Opie, Joseph Grigely, Miguel Gutierrez, Karl Haendel, Philip Hanson, Jong Herschend, Sheila Hicks, Channa Horwitz, HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, Susan Howe, Jacqueline Humphries, Gary Indiana, Doug Ischar, Carol Jackson, Travis Jeppesen, Alex Jovanovich, Angie Keefer, Ben Kinmont, Shio Kusaka, Chris Larson, Diego Leclery, Zoe Leonard, Tony Lewis, Pam Lins, Fred Lonidier, Ken Lum, Shana Lutker, Dashiell Manley, John Mason, Keith Mayerson, Suzanne McClelland, Dave McKenzie, Bjarne Melgaard, Rebecca Morris, Joshua Mosley, My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade), Dona Nelson, Ken Okiishi, Pauline Oliveros, Joel Otterson, Laura Owens, Paul P., taisha paggett, Charlemagne Palestine, Public Collectors, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott, David Robbins, Sterling Ruby, Miljohn Ruperto, Jacolby Satterwhite, Peter Schuyff, Allan Sekula, Semiotext(e), Amy Sillman, Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan, A.L. Steiner, Emily Sundblad, Ricky Swallow, Tony Tasset, Sergei Tcherepnin, Triple Canopy, Philip Vanderhyden, Pedro Vélez, Charline von Heyl, David Foster Wallace, Dan Walsh, Donelle Woolford, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Whitney Museum of American Art
Photo by Ed Lederman