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Laurel Nakadate


2018Laurel Nakadate: The Kingdom, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Laurel Nakadate, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

2015Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

2014Strangers and Relations, The University Art Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
Strangers and Relations, The ART MUSEUM at the University of Kentucky

2013Strangers and Relations, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

2012Laurel Nakadate: Polaroids from “Stay the Same never Change,” Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
2011Laurel 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.
2010Some Recent Fever Dream, Chalk Horse, Sydney, Australia
2009Fever Dreams at the Crystal Motel, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2008Pleasure Dome, Toronto
Stay the Same Never Change, Grand Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
2007Chalk Horse, Sydney, Australia
2006A Message to Pretty, Danziger Projects, New York
Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind, Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2005Love Hotel and Other Stories, Danziger Projects, New York
2004Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno – CAAM, Las Palmas, Canary Islands
2002We Are All Made of Stars, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York



2018Wide Angle: Photogrpahy Out of Bounds, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
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, TX

2017Learning From Big Mistakes, Galerie Tanja Wagner at 53 Orchard Street, New York
Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21C Museum, Louisville, KY
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

2016Blue 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

2015Self-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

2014Sitebound: 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

2013Dis-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
2012Next 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
2011Staging 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
2010Seks 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
2009100 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
2008As 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
2007Americans 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
2006Heartbreaker, 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
2005Dead 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
2004Get Off, Museum of Sex, New York
2003Towards 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.
2002Enough About Me, Momenta, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Holiday Shopping, Wallspace Gallery, New York


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington
University Art Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
CCS Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Muzeum sztuki nowoczesnej, Warsaw, Poland
The Saatchi Gollection, London
The Zabludowicz Art Trust, London
21c Museum, Louisville, KY
Des Moines Art Center



2013An Open Confession, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Grrls on Girls, Nighthawk Cinema, Brooklyn, NY

2011Three 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
2010Gotham 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, MN
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
2009Sundance 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," 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, Summer 2007
Kley, Elizabeth, “Gotham Art and Theater,” Artnet, June 25, 2009
Knight, Christopher. “One Way or Another,” Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2008
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 & 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