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Laurel Nakadate: The Kingdom, Lesley Art + Design, Cambridge, Mass.

Laurel Nakadate: Ten Performances from “365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears”
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Laurel Nakadate: Mother Line, Tephra ICA, Reston, Virginia


Laurel Nakadate 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin, Maine


Laurel Nakadate: The Kingdom, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Laurel Nakadate, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin


Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa


Strangers and Relations, The University Art Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

Strangers and Relations, The ART MUSEUM at the University of Kentucky


Strangers and Relations, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center


Laurel Nakadate: Polaroids from “Stay the Same never Change,” Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center


Laurel Nakadate: Say You Love Me, Carpenter Center for the Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Laurel Nakadate, The Zabludowicz Collection, London

Laurel Nakadate, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Laurel Nakadate: Only the Lonely, MOMA PS 1, Long Island City, N.Y.


Some Recent Fever Dream, Chalk Horse, Sydney, Australia


Fever Dreams at the Crystal Motel, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York


Pleasure Dome, Toronto

Stay the Same Never Change, Grand Arts, Kansas City, Missouri


Chalk Horse, Sydney, Australia


A Message to Pretty, Danziger Projects, New York

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind, Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C.


Love Hotel and Other Stories, Danziger Projects, New York


Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno—CAAM, Las Palmas, Canary Islands


We Are All Made of Stars, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York



Cowboy, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

See and Be Seen II, Praise Shadows Art Gallery, Brookline, Mass.


Cowboy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

Life Cycles, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

Vidéothèque, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin


Images Unbound, Des Moines Art Center

MOTHER, Mason Exhibitions, Arlington, Virginia

Mama Mia, J. F. Willumsens Museum, Frederikssund, Denmark

Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Museum Hotel, Chicago


Car Shows Near Me, Rumpelstiltskin, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Fiction? Better than Reality!, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany

Horses?, Chart Gallery, New York

A glitter of seas, Dreamsong, Minneapolis


HOW TO HUMAN: Ten Years of Galerie Tanja Wagner, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Labor: Motherhood & Art, New Mexico State University Art Museum, Las Cruces


Rust & Bones, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin


Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

MOTHER, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Downstage from Meatyard, University of Kentucky Art Museum

Sit-In, September Gallery, Hudson, NY

In(di)visible, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston


Learning From Big Mistakes, Galerie Tanja Wagner at 53 Orchard Street, New York

Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

The (Partial) Autobiography of an Art Gallery, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + ProjectsStreet, New York

Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Affecting Images: Photography’s Pursuit of Intimacy, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y.

Navigating the Unknown: Elastic Actions in a Dizzying World, Kunsthaus Graz, Space 02, Austria


Blue Jean Baby, SEPTEMBER, Hudson, N.Y.

Public, Private, Secret, International Center of Photography, New York

Land/Sky: Temporal Concepts, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York


Self-Timer Stories, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Spain

Partial Presence, The Zabludowicz Collection, London

Hamster Hipster Handy, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany



Sitebound: Photography from the Collection, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C

Self-Timer Stories, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Museum der Moderne, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria

SKIT, curated by Tisch Abelow, The Hole, New York

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

Wrong’s What I Do Best, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, MUDAM Luxembourg

Cast, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia

Imprints, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York


Dis-semblance: Perceiving and Projecting Identity Today, 21c Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

In the Heart of the Country, Muzeum sztuki nowoczesnej, Warsaw, Poland

Double Indemnity, Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse, University Art Museum, SUNY Albany, New York

More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing since the 1990s, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee


Next Generation: Contemporary American Photography, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany

On Sincerity, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston

Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea

Privat, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Summer Camps: Rêverie américaines sur l'adolescence, Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris

The Virgins Show, Family Business, New York

Kinomuzeum, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

Out of Focus: Photography, The Saatchi Gallery, London

Desire, KODE Kunstmuseene, Bergen, Norway

In Character: Artists' Role Play in Photography and Video, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Campaign, C24 Gallery, New York


Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Inner Piece: Works from the Collection of Heather and Tony Podesta, American University Art Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

Images from a Floating World: 19th-Century Erotic Prints and the Echo in Modern and Contemporary Art,

Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York

Nothing in the World But You, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK

International Incheon Women Artist's Biennale, Incheon, South Korea

Sex Drive, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

She Devil 5, MACRO, Rome, Italy

Involuntary, Ford Projects, New York

Alice in Wonderland, Turku 2011, Turku, Finland



Seks Is Mer, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Love Sick, Stills Gallery, Paddington NSW, in association with the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre,

Gymea NSW, Australia

Back to New York, HP Garcia Gallery, New York

Desire, The Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texan, Austin

Group Show, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles

Saccharine, Grimm Museum, Berlin

She: In Her Teens and Twenties, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University

Day & Night, The Copenhagen Photo Festival

Medianation: Performing for the Screen, FotoFest 2010 Biennial, Houston

Out of the Woods, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Art Star, Galerie SAW, Ottowa, Canada


100 Years, P.S.1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, N.Y.

and the Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany

Endurance: Daring Feats of Risk, Survival and Perseverence, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Penn.

"Now That I'm By Myself," she says, "I'm Not By Myself," DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas

55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany

KunstFilmBiennale, Kunst-Werke, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional

Reina Sofía, Madrid

Pictures: Tracey Baran, Nikki S. Lee, Laurel Nakadate, & Kunié Sugiura, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Invisible Adversaries, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK


As Others See Us, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont

One Way or Another, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena, San Francisco

One Way or Another, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

Weight of the World, Reed Gallery, Cincinnati

Chalk Reindeer 2008, Chalk Horse, Sydney, Australia


Americans in New York, Gallery Michel Rein, Paris

Keeping up with the Joneses, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York

KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne

One Way or Another, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

Weather Report, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno – CAAM, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

This Is My Country, Seminal Projects, San Diegov

Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, Texas

The End is Nigh, Higher Pictures, New Yor

Identity Thieves, Gallery 4a, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney

50,000 Beds, The Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Idiot Joy Showland, IFC Film Center, New York

Fung Wah, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

A Night at the Museum, Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid

M*A*S*H, The Helena, New York

One Way or Another, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston


Heartbreaker, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Haunted States, Grand Arts, Kansas City, Missouri

KunstFilmBiennale, Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Video And Performance, Okay Mountain, Austin, Texas

One Way or Another – Asian American Art now, Asia Society, New York

Reckless Behavior, The Getty Center, Los Angeles

Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan


Dead of Winter, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, N.Y.

Oh Boy, New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, Kentucky

I Was Only Acting, Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid

Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, N.Y.

Nine Portraits, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco

Vicious, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

KunstFilm Biennale, Cologne, Germany

Art Review: 25 – 25 Best Emerging Artists, Phillips, De Pury and Co, New York


Get Off, Museum of Sex, New York


Towards a Low-End Theory, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis

Fresh Blood, Center for Experimental Photography, Buffalo, N.Y.

25 Under 25, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Chapel Hill, N.C.


Enough About Me, Momenta, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Holiday Shopping, Wallspace Gallery, New York


Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champagne, Ill.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Ore.

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Ill.

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Fla.

Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.

21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington

CCS Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

Des Moines Art Center

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Muzeum sztuki nowoczesnej, Warsaw, Poland

Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, N.C.

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, N.J.

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

University Art Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, N.C.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

The Zabludowicz Art Trust, London



The Wolf Knife, Roxy Cinema, New York



An Open Confession, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, N.Y.

Grrls on Girls, Nighthawk Cinema, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Three Performances in Search of Tennessee, in collaboration with James Franco, Performa 11

Abrons Art Center, New York

Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge

Modern Monday, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

San Francisco Film Society, Roxie Theater, San Francisco



Gotham Awards, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Philadelphia Film Festival, Philadelphia

Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Canada

The Museum of Modern Art: Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum 2, New York

Los Angeles Film Festival, Los Angeles

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago (prize for Best Narrative Feature)

The Danish Film Institute, Cinemateque, Copenhagen, Denmark

Civil Disobedience, White Box Gallery, New York

The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Fotofest, Houston

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

175/Zabludowicz Art Collection, London

Sewanee Conference on Women, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

Art, Image and Exploitation (conference), Talinn, Estonia

Pleasure Dome, Toronto



Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

New Directors/New Films, The Museum of Modern Art & The Film Society of Lincoln Center,

New York

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

Rooftop Films 2009 Independent Film Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK

New Directions in Documentary Film Conference, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts


Cruz, Araceli. “Caught Black-Handed: Artist Provokes Subjects to Look at Her,” The Village Voice, July 1–7, 2009

Baker, R. C. “Best in Show,” The Village Voice, November 16, 2006

Baker, Kenneth. “One Way or Another,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 2007

Berwick, Carley. “Stripteases, Sheiks, Sneakers,” Bloomberg, September 2006

Blanch, Andrea. “Museé Talks to Laurel Nakadate,” Museé Magazine, May 7, 2013

Brown, Griselda Murray. “In Person,” Financial Times, October 2011

Chang, Alexandra. “Stay the Same Never Change,” ArtKrush, March 5, 2008

Cook, Rache., “The Other F-word,” Artlies Magazine, issue 54, 2007

Coxhead, Gabriel. “Laurel Nakadate,Æ Time Out London, October 2011

Eleey, Peter. “Review: Greater New York,” Frieze, May, 2005

Fear, David. “Three the hard way,” Time Out New York, March 26 – April 1, 2009

Finch, Charlie. “A Sprinkling of Diamonds,” artnet.com, December 13, 2002

Finch, Charlie. “My Own Private Biennial,” artnet.com, November 28, 2001

Goss, Shannon. “A Different World,” Audrey Magazine, July 2007

Hamilton, Caroline. “Laurel Nakadate” Art and Australia, Spring 2007

Harris, Jane. “Laurel Nakadate,” Time Out New York, November 23, 2006

Heilenman, Diane. “Commentary: Exhibit Will Pull Your Views Into Show,” Louisville Courier-Journal, January 15, 2006

Ichikawa, Akiko. “Love Hotel and Other Stories,” Flash Art, 2005

Indrisek, Scott. “Laurel Nakadate,” The Believer Magazine, October 2006

Jenks, Debra. “Keeping up with the Joneses,” Chelsea Now, December 7, 2007

Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: Laurel Nakadate,” The New York Times, May 6, 2005

Kastner, Jeffrey. “Laurel Nakadate,” Artforum, January 7, 2007

Keppler, Nick. “Asia Minor,” Houston Press, January 23, 2007

Klassen, Rebecca. “Laurel Nakadate,” Hyphen Magazine, Summer2007

Kley, Elizabeth, “Gotham Art and Theater,” Artnet, June 25, 2009

Knight, Christopher. “One Way or Another,” Los Angeles Times, March 11, 008

Kunitz, Daniel. “Art Review 25,” Art Review, 2005

Kuntiz, Daniel. “Defying the Definitive," The New York Sun, September 14, 2006

Loos, Ted. “People are Talking About / Danziger Projects,” Vogue, December, 2004

Morgan, Eleanor. “Dancing With Strangers: The Disturbing Videos of Performance Artist

Laurel Nakadate,” The Guardian, October 8, 2011

Morrow, John. “Laurel Nakadate’s Strangers and Relations,” Artlog, May 23, 2013

Musetto, V.A. “Girls Just Wanna Grow Up,” New York Post, April 5, 2009

Musetto, V.A. “An Undie Achiever,” New York Post, June 21, 2009

“Keeping Up With the Joneses,” New York Magazine, December 24 and 31, 2007

“Fall Round-up,” New York Magazine, September 2006

Noe, Rain N. “Lens on the Lonely,” Theme Magazine, February/March 2008

O’Sullivan, Michael. “Pushing Boundaries,” Washington Post, May 19, 2006

Remy, Patrick. “Eight Women," French Vogue, March, 2004.

Ribas, João. “Sex, Danger and Videotape,” The New York Sun, October 23, 2006

Robinson, Walter. “Weekend Update: Museum of Sex,” Artnet.com, April 30, 2004

Rogers, Morgan. “Stay the Same Never Change,” Redux Magazine, April, 7 2008

Rosenberg, Karen, “Laurel Nakadate,” The New York Times, June 26, 2009

Saltz, Jerry. “Desperata,” The Village Voice, April, 2006

Saltz, Jerry. “Whatever Laurel Wants,” The Village Voice, May 2, 2005

Saltz, Jerry. “Lesser New York,” The Village Voice, March 28, 2005

Saltz, Jerry, “Hey There Mister,” New York Magazine, June 15–22, 2009

Saltz, Jerry. “Laurel Nakadate, Strangers and Relations,” New York Magazine, June 3, 2013

Schubert, Alex. “First Friday,” Kansas City Star, January 30, 2008

Small, Rachel. “Under the Stars with Laurel Nakadate,” Interview Magazine Online, May 5, 2013

Smith, Roberta. “One Way or Another,” The New York Times, September 8, 2006

Spaulding, Daniel. “Forging Disparate Identities,” The Daily Californian, September 2007

Spencer, Laura. “Stay the Same Never Change,” KCUR radio interview, January 31, 2008

Therond, Eve, “A l’hotel avec Laurel Nakadate,” Photo Magazine, Summer 2009

Thorson, Alice. “Angst and Alienation,” Kansas City Star, February 23, 2008

Thorson, Alice. “A Crisis of Self,” Kansas City Star, December 3, 2006

“Heartbreak Hotel,” Vice Magazine, January, 2007

”Jonesing, Looking From the Outside In,” Voice Choices, The Village Voice, January 2–8, 2008

“Behind (of) the Times,” The Washington Post, May 12, 2006

Wojczuk, Montana. “In Sight: Stay the Same Never Change Mumblecore Cinema and the Essay Film,” BOMB Magazine, June 2, 2009

Yablonski, Linda.“Hotel Rooms Become Overnight Stars,” The New York Times, July 8, 2007

Yang, Jeff. “Asian Pop Art Breakers,” SF Gate Magazine, 2006


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