Solo Exhibitions, Projects, and Performances
Glenn Kaino, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Sign, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | Washington, Chicago, IL
In & Of Itself, Created by Derek Delgaudio, directed by Frank Oz and produced by Neil Patrick Harris, Daryl Roth Theatre New York, NY, April 5 – September 3
FOCUS, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Leviathan, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | Elizabeth St. Chicago, IL
19.83, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
In Every Grain, U.S. Pavilion, 13th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt. U.S. Commissioner: Cesar Garcia
Bring Me The Hands of Piri Reis, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
The Trials of Slydini, Performance Commission with Derek DelGaudio for LACMA
Collector’s Weekend, Private Residence, Los Angeles, CA.
Levitating The Fair (The Flying Merchant Ship), Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL. Curator: Christine Y. Kim
A.Bandit: The Space Between, The Kitchen, New York, NY.
A.Bandit: A Walk Through China, LA><ART, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Lauri Firstenberg
Honor Among Thieves, Performa09 in collaboration with Creative Time, New York, NY. Curator: Nato Thompson
Transformer: The Work of Glenn Kaino, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Curator: Tom Sokolowski
The Burning Boards, Hausdenchild Garage, La Jolla, CA.
New Works 07.1: Glenn Kaino, Artpace, San Antonio, TX. Curator: Debra Singer
The Burning Boards, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, NY. Curator: Shamim Momin
Laws Were Made For Rogues, Cerca Series, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA. Curator: Stephanie Hanor
Of Passed Pawns and Communicating Rooks, The Project, New York, NY.
Simple Systems for Dimensional Transformation, The Project, New York, NY.
Glenn Kaino, The Project, New York, NY.
Style Télégraphique, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Blue, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art Inc., New York, NY.
Chasing Perfect, Three Rivers Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
Scratch, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Group Exhibitions, Projects, and Performances
Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans, LA Curator: Franklin Sirmans
GOLD, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL Curator: Jose Carlos Diaz
Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Cage & Kaino, World of Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, MO
Kiss Me Deadly: A Group Show of Contemporary Neo-Noir From Los Angeles, Paradise Row, London, England
Meanwhile…Suddenly, and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
13th International Cairo Biennale, U.S. Pavilion, Cairo, Egypt
The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea Part VI, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada
12th Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France.
The Mistake Room, as A.Bandit, LAXART Annex, Los Angeles, CA
Selections From The Hammer Contemporary Collection, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The [Space] Between, as A.Bandit, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Trespass, West of Rome Public Art, Los Angeles, CA
Role Model – Role Playing, Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, Salzburg, Germany
A Walk Through China, LAXART Annex, Los Angeles, CA
The Artists’ Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
New Art For A New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000-2010, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.
Mapping Identity, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
We Are Time: Seven Installations, Impakt Festival, Utrech, Netherlands.
Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.
One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Asia Society, New York, NY. Curators: Karin Higa, Susette Min, and Melissa Chiu
Untitled, Whitney Gala, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Dreamscape, University Art Gallery, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA.
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Curators: Elizabeth Armstrong and Irene Hoffman
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Curators: Chrissie Isles, Shamim Momin, and Debra Singer
Blackbelt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY and Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA. Curator: Christine Y. Kim Mine, Lombard + Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY.
One Planet Under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, NY and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Curators: Franklin Sirmans and Lydia Yee
Surf Trip, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Xtrascape, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Tania Martinez-Lemke
iCandy, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Access All Areas, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Joseph Santarromana
Faculty Exhibition, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
The Zapatistas are Coming!, CSO 3rd Floor Hall, Los Angeles
Radius, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA.
Riverfront Properties, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Robert Hori
Testimony: Reconstructing Histories, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona, CA.
Finding Family Stories, Japanese American National Museum and Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Curator Clement Hanami
Treasure in the House, Highways Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Boomtown: The Explosive Nature of our Relationship to the Urban, Site-Specific Works, City of San Diego, CA. Curator: Susan Schuppli
Japanese American Family Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center and Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
California, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.
Third Generation Japanese-American Exhibition, Gallery IV, Los Angeles, CA.
Strategizing Cultures, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
FAR Bazaar, The Brewery, Los Angeles CA. Organized by Foundation for Art Resources.
Computer Influence, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.
Colossal , 06.25.2018
Tommie Smith’s Iconic Protest Salute Immortalized in Gold by Glenn Kaino
Starting in 2013, Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Glenn Kaino has had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with a man whose act of protest had long inspired him. “Bridge” is Kaino’s 100-foot long construction featuring two hundred …
Art Agency Partners , 05.31.2018
Don’t Stop Believing, with Artist Glenn Kaino
“When people ask me how to describe the work or describe myself, I always just start by saying artist,” says Glenn Kaino. “Everything stems from the art practice.”
The visionary American conceptual artist’s work has led …
Art Net , 05.24.2018
As the NFL Cracks Down on Protest, the High Museum Celebrates an Historic Act of Athlete Activism
Five decades after gold medalist Tommie Smith raised a black-gloved fist to protest civil rights injustices during the medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics, the issue of athletes using the field as a public forum …
News: Upcoming exhibitions at the High to feature work by Yayoi Kusama, Yuri Suzuki (excerpt)
From September 29 through January 6, 2019, the High will also host With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommie Smith. The exhibition, organized by the High Museum of Art in collaboration with Los Angeles–based conceptual artist Glenn …
Aspen Public Radio , 03.26.2018
Glenn Kaino and the art of hope
Los Angeles -based contemporary artist Glenn Kaino speaks tonight in Snowmass Village.
Kaino is the current visiting artist at Anderson Ranch. He’s known for art that takes everyday objects and puts a twist on them. His statue …
City Beat, 02.20.2018
A ‘Shout’ for Action at the CAC
Glenn Kaino's mid-career retrospective at Contemporary Arts Center finds him mixing the personal and political with finesse
Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Glenn Kaino’s first mid-career survey, A Shout Within a Storm, exhibits the work of the trained …
The Creative Independent , 11.10.2017
Glenn Kaino on reconsidering the everyday
Your work encompasses so many different mediums and materials. Do you work out of a studio?
I don’t really work in a studio in any conventional way. I have several different places where I work and …
Rolling Stone, 10.06.2017
John Legend to Produce Olympics Human Rights Salute Documentary
Singer teams with actor Jesse Williams for film about Tommie Smith.
Singer John Legend and actor Jesse Williams are teaming to executive produce a documentary on Olympic gold medalist and former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tommie Smith, Deadline reports. With Drawn …
John Legend & Jesse Williams To EP 1968 Olympics Protest Salute Documentary
With the recent furor over NFL players staying on the bench or taking a knee during the national anthem in protest, John Legend and Jesse Williams want to shine a contextual spotlight on one of the most famous examples of athletics and politics …
Whitewall , 10.02.2017
Artist Glenn Kaino & Olympian Tommie Smith Launch Kickstarter Campaign
Artist Glenn Kaino recently launched a Kickstarter campaign with Olympian Tommie Smith. The two are looking to fund the collaborative aspect of the exhibition, “With Drawn Arms,” which opens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on September 29, 2018. Smith is …
Glenn Kaino: Leviathan
Conceptual artist Glenn Kaino is a protean talent. A former chief creative officer of Napster and now senior VP at Oprah Winfrey’s media company, the LA-based artist is also very much a Johnny-on-the-spot in the …
Whitehot Magazine, 01.17.2017
Prospect.3: Notes for Now in New Orleans
Launched two years after Hurricane Katrina had devastated large areas of New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf Region, Prospect New Orleans was conceived as an international biennial to exhibit current artistic practices while contributing to …
Interview Magazine, 01.17.2017
Glenn Kaino, On Concepts and Coral
In a small space at the biennial exhibition Prospect.3 in New Orleans, seven aquariums in artist Glenn Kaino’s installation Tank give off a mechanical hum, generating a white noise that creates an oddly comforting background …
Blouin ART+AUCTION, 01.17.2017
Early this fall, inside a vast, disused brick building in the gritty Southeast quadrant of Washington DC, a ribbon of gold about three feet wide and more than 100 feet long traced a path heavenward. …
Observer Culture, 10.09.2015
Art Basel Miami’s Curated Kabinett Sector to Feature Chris Ofili, Glenn Kaino
This year 267 galleries will exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach, the biggest art fair on the North American calendar and one of the most important annual events of the art world. The fair, which …
Savannah Morning News, 06.21.2015
Art & Soul: Jepson exhibit showcases the 1990’s
“Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be.”
– Nirvana, “Come As You Are”
The Jepson Center turns back the clock with “Come As You Are,” a new exhibition focusing on art …
Do Savannah, 06.08.2015
Jepson Opens ‘Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s’
Flannel shirts, scrunchies and slap bracelets? Or do you remember it as the decade of the culture wars and the debate over political correctness? Even though the new exhibition opening at the Jepson this week …
Kansas City Star, 05.09.2015
Vibrant sea life comes to KC’s Grand Arts in Glenn Kaino’s ‘Tanks’ exhibit
Art and science, philosophy and activism converge in Glenn Kaino’s “Tank,” the current exhibition at Grand Arts.
The installation achieves seductive visual splendor within the darkened space of the gallery, which presents 10 sleek, square, zero-edge …
The Pitch, 05.05.2015
Glenn Kaino parks his dazzling Tank at Grand Arts
Billy Clubs. X-Lunar Destroyer. Time Machines and Poker Chips and Lava Rain. Reverse Gorilla Nipples. Ultimate Warrior and Tickle Me Pink. Albino Blizzard Zoa and Utter Chaos. Also: Space Monsters, Long Lash Angel, Taylor’s Holy …
Building Bridges: Glenn Kaino
After dodging the reporters and cameramen that were shooting footage of Leonard Nimoy’s star for memorial news coverage on Hollywood Boulevard, I was buzzed into Glenn Kaino’s studio and escorted up to the second floor …
Jersey Arts, 02.20.2015
“Come As You Are,” to Montclair Museum’s Exhibition of 90s Art
It was the decade when grunge swept over popular music, when Bill Clinton moved into the White House, when “Titanic” shattered box-office records, when personal computers and cell phones began to proliferate.
And amid it all …
The Montclair Times, 02.12.2015
Montclair Art Museum presents Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s
As you walk into the Marion Mann Roberts Gallery, there’s a sound of humming that makes a constant background.
It’s not the heat. Nor is it feedback from someone’s headphones.
It’s the spinning of a deskchair in …
The Seen, 02.10.2015
Glenn Kaino // Honor Fraser
A day of dense, low-lying fog finally succumbed to heavy rainfall over the city of Los Angeles. As we danced around the puddles, making our way up La Cienaga Boulevard to Honor Fraser, I paused …
NJ Arts, 02.09.2015
Montclair Art Museum opens ambitious ’90s art exhibition, ‘Come As You Are’
Artistically, decades don’t often fall into tidy 10-year intervals. When we talk about ’60s culture, for instance, we’re really talking about the time period from the assassination of Kennedy (1963) to the resignation of Nixon …
The 50 Most Exciting Artists of 2014
Life can’t be boiled down to a listicle. Neither can art or money. Yet all three have become so intimately intertwined that they could seriously stand the kind of rearranging that only an alternative inventory …
The Miami Herald, 11.15.2014
Bass Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibit is all about history’s favorite precious metal
The GOLD exhibit at the Bass Museum of Art is layered with meaning, some obvious, some subtle. To begin with, the title acknowledges the 50th birthday of the museum — its Golden Anniversary. Starting from …
The Highlights of Prospect.3: New Orleans Hosts A Global Art Exhibition
How can art and artists contribute to the rebuilding of post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans? That was the question that started Prospect New Orleans, a biannual international exhibition held in the Big Easy. What began as …
The Seen, 11.13.2014
Prospect.3 // Interview with Franklin Sirmans
Prospect, the New Orleans biennial, is now in its third chapter–reflecting the city’s rich cultural breadth with a wide array of exhibitions and performances. Like so many metropolitan areas, there are many different neighborhoods, and …
Winston-Salem Journal, 11.09.2014
Lesley Dill installation and ‘Art on Paper’ worth the trip
Two of the most stimulating exhibitions the Triad has seen this year are currently at Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum.
One is a solo exhibition by Lesley Dill, a New York artist, and the other is an …
Glenn Kaino on Art’s “Infinite Possibility” to Incite Social Change
The Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Glenn Kaino is compelled by the provisional ecosystems that pop up in the midst of political activity, for instance in Tahrir Square, which he visited before the Egyptian revolution, and, …
Artforum International, 10.31.2014
THERE’S ALWAYS A GOOD REASON to be in New Orleans. Last weekend, the draw was “Prospect 3: Notes for Now,” or P.3, the resonant third edition of the international biennial that Dan Cameron created in …
Prospect.3 Trains Its Eye Provocatively On the Art World’s Social Failings
“Somewhere and not Anywhere.” That’s the way Binx Bolling, the protagonist of Walker Percy’s 1961 novel The Moviegoer, describes his ideal digs in New Orleans. Describing a place that is familiar yet in no way …
Vice Magazine - The Creators Project, 10.28.2014
Military Machines Become Coral Reefs In Glenn Kaino’s ‘Tank’
Art exhibitions are sometimes described as incubators for new ideas, but rarely do they also serve as incubators in the literal sense of the word, helping to sustain or breed life.
New Orleans’s recently opened Prospect …
The Man Behind Prospect 3
As a Los Angeles transplant to New Orleans, it is always a bit of a jolt when the chasm between L.A. and LA is bridged. That is happening to me with Prospect 3: Notes for …
New York Times Style Magazine, 10.24.2014
Must-See Projects at Prospect New Orleans, a Citywide Art Biennial
Though it only launched in 2008, Prospect New Orleans — the
city’s ambitious attempt at an internationally competitive art biennial — has seen more than its share of trials and tribulations.
Board blunders and cash-flow hiccups delayed …
The Huffington Post, 10.24.2014
New Orleans Biennial ‘Prospect 3’ Leads The Way In Art World Diversity
Whitney Biennial, take note. Contemporary art is taking over the
city of New Orleans for “Prospect 3,” a city-wide festival comprised
of 58 artists and 18 locations. And, as reported by Julia
Halperin for The Art Newspaper, it’s …
Glenn Kaino Is Inspired As Much by Ferguson As A Bottle of Opus One
One of the most buzzed about art projects in the months leading up to the third edition of the New Orleans biennial, “Prospect.3” has been Glenn Kaino’s Tank (2014) for which the artist has built …
Glenn Kaino is a Los Angeles–based artist whose work addresses social and political histories while prioritizing individual subjectivity. His latest installation Tank, comprises seven saltwater-filled vitrines in which clear resin sculptures cast from a disused …
The Times-Picayune, 10.23.2014
L.A. artist reimagines U.S. Army tanks as living coral paintings: A best bet at Prospect.3 in New Orleans
Los Angeles artist Glenn Kaino’s collection of living coral displayed in murmuring high-tech aquariums on the second fl oor
of the Contemporary Arts Center is my personal favorite of the
Prospect.3 international art festival exhibits I’ve previewed …
The New York Times, 10.23.2014
In New Orleans, a Biennial on the 3-Year Plan
After a very bumpy sophomore effort that was delayed by a year
and plagued by cost overruns, the organizers of Prospect New
Orleans, which was started as a biennial in 2008, are officially
calling this year’s show a …
ALTER/ABOLISH/ADDRESS TURNS THE CITY INTO A GALLERY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Throughout the fall, the Los Angeles Nomadic Division presents a series of five site-specific commissions which will sprawl out across Washington D.C. taking over public spaces. “Alter/Abolish/
Address” will take place as part of 5×5:2014. The …
Bridges, ‘junk’ and photos: A different kind of street art
Perhaps you’ve seen an image on the corner of 14th and U streets in Northwest D.C. of a black man wearing a cap and gown. He is looking out from the photo, daring his peers …
Los Angeles Times, 09.22.2014
From Tahrir Square to Ferguson, artist Glenn Kaino’s rocks of protest
Artist Glenn Kaino picked up his first rock in Cairo a couple of years back. He was in Egypt doing some research for the 13th annual Cairo Biennale, where he had been selected to represent …
Glenn Kaino’s Social Experiment
There are two ways to draw a crowd to a difficult subject: you can make a loud noise, or you can wrap it in an attractive package. “Aesthetics matter to me a lot,” says the …
The Art Newspaper, 09.18.2014
A piece of Ferguson protests come to Chicago
The American artist Glenn Kaino recently visited Ferguson, Missouri—the town torn by protests after a white police officer killed Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on 9 August—for a work he is due to unveil …
Artist Glenn Kaino On Ferguson, Equality and Tommie Smith’s Iconic Salute
Glenn Kaino’s Bridge is one of the most powerful pieces of art in recent history. Comprised of a series of fiberglass casts painted of gold from the raised fisted arm of Tommie Smith, the 1968 …
The Dirt, 09.09.2014
5 x 5: A Powerful Commentary on Gentrification in Washington, D.C.
The Washington, D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities just seriously upped their game with their latest city-wide temporary public art project called 5 x 5. Five curators brought 25 artists’ site-specific installations to all 8 …
Map: Where To See 5×5’s Public Art This Weekend
D.C.'s citywide public art event, 5x5, begins this weekend.
That's the good news. The bad news is that free tickets for two guided bus tours this Saturday, and a fancy reception tonight at the Capitol Skyline …
Blouin ArtInfo, 09.04.2014
5×5 Brings a Burst of Public Art to DC
With the opening words “By art is created that great Leviathan,” Thomas Hobbes launches readers into his seminal work of political philosophy, Leviathan, in which he imagines the State as a great aggregation of the …
Elevation DC, 08.19.2014
DC’s 5×5 public art festival: What to see and where to see it (MAP)
5x5, a project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), will bring public art to all eight wards of the city – transforming, at least temporarily, neighborhoods and parks, street corners, and …