Alex Da Corte

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Alex Da Corte was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1980. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. His first survey exhibition Free Roses was held at MASS MoCA, North Adams in 2016. Other recent solo exhibitions include A Man Full Of Trouble at Maccarone Gallery, New York; 50 Wigs at the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark; A Season in He’ll at Art + Practice, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Die Hexe at Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, New York; Devil Town at Gio Marconi, Milan; Le Miroir Vivant at The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2015); Easternsports at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014, together with Jayson Musson). Da Corte’s work was also included in the group exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Past group exhibitions include the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; the 13th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France among many others. In 2012, Da Corte was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Selected Solo Shows

2017

“Slow Graffiti,” Secession, Vienna, Austria

“50 Wigs,” Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark

“Free Roses,” Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

2016

“A Man Full of Trouble,” Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY

“A Season In He'll,” Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA

2015

“Le Miroir Vivant,” Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

“Devil Town,” Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

“Die Hexe,” Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY

2014

“Easternsports (with Jayson Musson),” ICA, Philadelphia, PA

“A Night In Hell,” Carl Koystál, Stockholm, Sweden

“Delirium I,” David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

“White Rain,” White Cube, London, England

2013

“1 O O O I S L A N D,” Joe Sheftl Gallery, New York, NY

“Fun Sponge,” ICA at MECA, Portland, ME

“BACON BREAST,” ARTSPEAK, Vancouver, Canada

“CAR WHORE,” Wake, Detroit, MI

“Dead Zone,” Nudashank, Baltimore, MD

2012

“Gentle Pain,” Mallorca Landings, Mallorca, Spain

“Magic Stick,” Still House, New York, NY

“Candy Rain,” Joe Sheftel , New York, NY

“Night Chat,” Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France

2011

“The Island Beautiful/Mortal Mirror,” Bodega/Extra Extra , Philadelphia, PA

2010

“The Kind of Dog that Keeps You Waiting,” Yale Gallery, New Haven, CT

2009

“Activity #91,” Golden Age, Chicago, IL

“Casual Luxury ,” La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA

2007

“I Think About You All The Time,” Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada

“I Attach Myself to You,” Stonefox Art Space, New York, NY

2006

“Help Yourself to Roses,” Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

2005

“Welcome Your Sorrows,” Black Floor Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“The Death of All Things Beautiful,” The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Shows

2017

“Cells (Forthcoming),” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York City

“Summer Show,” Carl Kostyál, Stockholm

“Dreamlands: Immersive Film and Cinema Since 1905,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2016

“Illumination,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

“Wild Style: Exhibition of Figurative Art,” Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

“Pièces-Meublés,” Patrick Seguin, Paris, France

“Fire Under Snow,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

“The 5th of July,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

“Illumination,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek

2015

“Bonsai #5,” Maccarone, New York, NY

“Taut Eye Tau,” Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon

2014

“Slip,” Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY

“Border Food,” Loyal, New York, NY

“The New Beauty of Our Modern Life,” Higher Pictures, New York, NY

“Cardboard Lover,” American Contemporary, New York, NY

2013

“Body Without Organs With Sean Fitzgerald,” Fjord, Philadelphia, PA

“As Is Wet Hoagie,” OKO Gallery, New York, NY

2012

“Painting Without Paint,” David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

“New Skin For The Old Ceremony,” Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Canada

“Specifically Yours,” Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York, NY

“First Among Equals,” ICA, Philadelphia, PA

2011

“BLEACH,” Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“Re: Empire,” TEAM Gallery, New York, NY

“Spirit of the Signal,” Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

“The Unlimited Plan (with Kate Levant),” Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, NY

“That’s How We Escaped: Reflections on Warhol,” ICA, Philadelphia, PA

“New Skin for the Old Ceremony,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“ICA Open Video Call Exhibition ,” ICA, Philadelphia, PA

“SubStainability,” Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, TX

2010

“Cellar Door: Front Room Series,” Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

“Christmas in July,” Yvon Lambert, New York, NY

2009

“Rich Text,” Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“Between Spaces,” PS1 MoMA, New York, NY

2008

“I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Asia Song Society, New York, NY

“Love Explosion,” Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“2000 Years of Sculpture,” Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“L'Autre,” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“This Is This,” ICA, Philadelphia, PA

2006

“Faux Naturel,” The Warehouse Gallery, Syacuse, NY

2005

“Nexus Selects,” Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“Turning Pages,” Whittier College, Whittier, CA

2003

“Red,” Gallery One, The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2010

MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2004

BFA in Printmaking/Fine Arts, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2001

Film/Animation and Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY

1999

Barnstone Studios, Copley, PA

1998

Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

Awards & Publications

2016

Louise Steiwer, “When Objects Disappoint”, Kunstkritikk, September 9, 2016

Bill Powers, Alex Da Corte Promises To Be Good, Muse

Brian Droitcour, “Coming Up Roses: Alex Da Corte at MASS MoCA”, Art in America, May 5, 2016

Stephanie Eckardt, “Frieze New York 2016: Alex Da Corte Soars Over the Fair”, W Magazine, May 4, 2016

Heather Corcoran, “Inside the Technicolor Dreamworld of Artist Alex Da Corte”, Dwell, April 20, 2016

Sebastian Smee, “Stuff and Nonsense in Spellbinding Show at MASS MoCA”, Boston Globe, April 8, 2016

Randy Kennedy, “Alex Da Corte’s ‘Free Roses’ Put His Eccentricities on View, New York Times, March 27, 2016

Beau Rutland, “Alex Da Core: Free Roses”, Art Forum, January 2016

2015

“Pop Paradise”, Free Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2015

Russeth, Andrew, “Best in Show: Highlights at Art Basel,” June 6, 2015

Godfrey Larmon, Annie, “Openings,” Artforum, June 2015

Cat O’ Nine Tails, Document Journal, Spring/Summer 2015

“Interview with Alex Da Corte Devil Town,” ATP Diary, April 23, 2015

Alemani, Cecilia, “Alex Da Corte: Devil Town,” Mousse Magazine, vol 48, April 15, 2015 Earnest, Jarrett, “Alex Da Corte,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2, 2015

Smith, Roberta, “Alex Da Corte: ‘Die Hexe’,” New York Times, April 2nd, 2015

Laura McLean-Ferris, “Plastic Spiritualism and Nice Hair,” Flash Art Magazine, March/ April 2015

Leifheit, Matthew, “A Haunted Townhouse of Art Ghosts on New York’s Upper East Side,” Vice, March 2, 2015

Viveros-Faune, Christian, “Alex Da Corte’s Twisted Installation at Luxembourg and Dayan Channels Blue Velvet and Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Artnet, March 4, 2015 Ramenelli, David, “Alex Da Corte,” Artforum, March 2015

Mckinniss, Sam, “Alex Da Corte’s Haunt,” Interview Magazine, 2015

Ballard, Thea, “Inorganic Matter,” Modern Painters, February 2015

Shiffman, Allyson, “Arthouse Horror: Alex Da Corte Creates an Uptown Haunted House,” W Magazine, February 27, 2015

Martinez, Alanna, “Alex Da Corte’s Grandma Inspired his Upcoming “Haunted House” at Luxembourg and Dayan,” Observer, January 28, 2015

2014

Shannon, Thor, “Present Tense,” Out of Order, Issue 4, Spring, 2014

Trezzi Nicola, “High and Low High to Low High Is Low,” The Room, Spring/Summer, 2014

Beautiful Genesis of a Retail Fantasy, Photographs by Alex Da Corte, Pin-Up Magazine, Summer 2014

The Artists’ Artists, Art Forum, December, 2014

Monnier Annette, Reviews: National, Art News, December 2014

Leifheit Matthew, Matte Yearbook, 2014

2013

“Crossover Cameo,” Studio Summer/Fall, 2013

“Living the Dream,” Bullet, Winter, 2013

Vierkant Artie, “Conversation Starter,” Art Papers, July/August, 2013

2012

Pew Fellowship in the Arts

Critics Picks, www.artforum.com, May 2012

Fournier, Valerie, “Alex Da Corte” WAD Magazine, January 2012

Open Poem, text by Rachel Rose, images by Alex Da Corte, Publication Studio, 2012

2011

Smith, Darcy, “Alex Da Corte” Block Magazine, Issue 25, November 2011

Gerwin, Daniel, Machete, Island Beautiful/Mortal Mirror Review, May 2011

Adbusters Magazine Issue 95, Volume 19 No. 3:The Philosophy Issue, cover image, p96, May/June 2011

Machete, Syrup on the Phone, Issue 12, Volume 2, October 2010

Nonemaker, Katherine, “Interview: Alex Da Corte” Open Lab Issue III, p 56, Jan 2011

2010

Shia, Jonathan, “Sincerely L. Cohen,” Interview Magazine, pg. 59, Dec. 2010

Bollen, Christopher, “Alex Da Corte,” Interview magazine

V Magazine, The Sexy Body Issue No. 66, Fall Preview 2010, Works in Progress,

Possible Press, Vol 1 Issue 2, September 1, 2010

Abacadabra! K48 Magazine, Issue 8

Cornell, Lauren, Gioni, Massimiliano, and Hoptman, Laura, “Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory,” 2009,

New Museum and Phaidon Press.

2009

Standish, Maude, Missbehave Magazine, June 1, 2009

Big Brother, Fanzine by William Pym & Alex Da Corte, Golden Age, Chicago

Foumberg, Jason, “Eye Exam: A Grolsch in my G-String”, New City Art, Chicago

McKinniss, Sam, Review, Big Red and Shiny, Issue 111, July 26

Garza, Evan J., Review, Art Papers, September/October

2008

Gerstein, Julie, Dazed & Confused, pp.72 October

Edith Newhall, “One, two, many.” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2

Brau, Seth, Cool Hunting, www.coolhunting.com, June 2, 2008

Redfern, Christine, “Pick up Artist,” Montreal Mirror, Vol. 23 Number 33

Newhall, Edith, “One, two, many,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 18, 2008

2007

Swindle Magazine, Issue No. 9

Gerstein, Julie, “Alex Da Corte: This is This,” Philadelphia Weekly, Februaray 28, 2007

Cowan, Marcus, Nothing Magazine, www.nothingmag.com, Issue No. 20

Vaughan, R.M., “Faux Naturel,” Canadian Art, September 15, 2007

2006

Stern, Steven, “Liberal Arts,” New York Times, T Style Magazine: Travel, November 19, 2006

Anthem Magazine, Issue No. 14, FA 04

Ted Carey Award

Philth Magazine, www.philthmagazine.com

Graham, David, Declaring Independence, p.55

Eisman Travel Scholarship

Beautiful Decay, Issue E, p.42-43

Artist Residencies

Fabric Workshop & Museum Apprenticeship, Philadelphia, PA

University Of The Arts Residency Program, Philadelphia, PA

Smith College Artist In Residence Program, Northampton, MA

Public Collections

Moderna Museet

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Fondazione Prada

Aïshti Foundation

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon

Marciano Art Foundation

TPG/P&A

The West Collection