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Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer, <i>Living Series: You can make yourself enter</i>, 1981
cast bronze
6.14 x 10.24 inches (15.6 x 26 cm)
Jenny Holzer, Living Series: You can make yourself enter, 1981
cast bronze
6.14 x 10.24 inches (15.6 x 26 cm)
Jenny Holzer, <i>Truisms</i>, 1983
electronic LED sign: green diodes
5.25 x 54.56 x 3 inches (13.3 x 138.6 x 7.6 cm)
Jenny Holzer, Truisms, 1983
electronic LED sign: green diodes
5.25 x 54.56 x 3 inches (13.3 x 138.6 x 7.6 cm)
Jenny Holzer, <i>Living Series: Affluent college-bound students...</i>, 1989
bethel white granite
17 x 36 x 18 inches (43.2 x 91.4 x 45.7 cm)
Jenny Holzer, Living Series: Affluent college-bound students..., 1989
bethel white granite
17 x 36 x 18 inches (43.2 x 91.4 x 45.7 cm)
Jenny Holzer, <i>Living Series: In a paradisiac climate, everything</i>, 1981
enamel on metal 
21 x 23 inches (53.3 x 58.4 cm)
Jenny Holzer, Living Series: In a paradisiac climate, everything, 1981
enamel on metal
21 x 23 inches (53.3 x 58.4 cm)


Jenny Holzer
(Born 1950)

Jenny Holzer was born in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1950 and graduated from Ohio University in Athens in 1972. Holzer established herself in New York in 1977 and began developing a particular style rooted in language and its ability to challenge cultural, social, and artistic notions of our time. Holzer’s work has been created in a wide variety of mediums. She is widely known for her large-scale, public displays such as billboard advertisements, projections on buildings and other architectural structures, as well as illuminated electronic displays. Her controversial texts can also be found in small everyday objects such as posters and T-shirts. Holzer’s texts are usually grouped in series that address different topics that including pain, religion, politics, death and violence amongst others. Her text-based work is deeply influenced by Conceptual art but is imbued with a personal component. In many cases, this personal element is reflected by Holzer’s choice of medium, such as her texts inscribed in park benches, lead plaques or sarcophagi.

Jenny Holzer has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been held in institutions such as the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 2009, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2008. She has also participated in exhibitions in major institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch in The Nederlands, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and her work is in multiple permanent installations in sites all over the world. Jenny Holzer was the first woman to represent the United States in the Venice Biennale in 1990 (she received the Golden Lion that year), and her work has been featured in multiple publications. Jenny Holzer lives and works in Hoosick Falls, New York.

Jenny Holzer was recently selected to create a permanent wall piece for the Louvre Abu Dhabi as part of the museum's contemporary art commissions program. She was also commissioned by the Steering Committee to create a permanent project for the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. Both projects will be completed and unveiled in 2017.

Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award, Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C., and New York
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Medal of Distinction, Barnard College, New York, New York
LA MOCA Award for Distinguished Women in the Arts, Los Angeles, California
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts
Urban Visionaries Award, The Cooper Union, New York
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School University, New York
Public Art Network Award, Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C., and New York
Resident in Visual Arts, American Academy Rome
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Kaiserring, City of Goslar, Germany
Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, La Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France
Crystal Award, World Economic Forum, Geneva
Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Skowhegan Medal for Installation, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
Leone d’Oro, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

For Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles, California
'Du', Talanx Headquarter, Hannover, Germany
'I Stay (Ngaya ngalawa)', 8 Chifley Building, Sydney, Australia

For the FDA, FDA White Oaks Campus, Silver Spring, USA

715 molecules, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

VEGAS, MGM Mirage City Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

For SAAM, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
For MCASD, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California

For Novartis, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
For 7 World Trade, 7 World Trade Center, New York

For Karlstad, Stora torget, Karlstad, Sweden

125 YEARS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Installation for Nantes Courthouse, Palais de Justice de Nantes, Nantes, France

Installation for Telenor, Telenor Headquarters, Fornebu, Norway
Installation for Neue Nationalgalerie, New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Garden Bench, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

Blacklist, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Goerdeler Monument, City of Leipzig, Germany
Installation for Reichstag, Bundestag, Berlin, Germany
Installation for the Sacramento U.S. Courthouse, United States Federal Courthouse, Sacramento, California

Installation for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Oskar Maria Graf Memorial, Literaturhaus München, Munich, Germany
Ceiling Snake, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Erlauf Peace Monument, Town of Erlauf, Austria

Black Garden, Städtische Galerie, Nordhorn, Germany

Installation for the Foster Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Installation for Aachen, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

ARE YOU ALIVE?, Lune Rouge and Art Projects, Ibiza in cooperation with Sprüth Magers, Ibiza, Spain
Loss, In Memory of Babi Yar, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiew, Ukraine

Softer Targets, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, United Kingdom
Jenny Holzer, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy

Jenny Holzer: Truisms, The Rooms Art Gallery, St. John's, Canada
Light StreamPearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China

Light Stream, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Jenny Holzer: Truisms, The Rooms Art Gallery, St. John’s, Canada

The Future Please, L&M, Los Angeles, California
Endgame, Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Sophisticated Devices, Sprüth Magers, London

Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, accompanied by light projections in Poznan, Poland
Jenny Holzer: Retro, Skarstedt Gallery, New York

Top Secret, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Protect Protect, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom

Fondation Beyeler, Basel, accompanied by light projections in Basel, Zurich, and Baselland, Switzerland
Protect Protect, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Protect Protect, Museum of Contemporary Art, accompanied by light projections in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Like Truth, Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow, Russia
Detained, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, London, United Kingdom
Projections, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts

Highly Sensitive, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany
Secret, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany
Nothing Follows, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

XX. Mak, Vienna, accompanied by light projections in Vienna, Austria
Jenny Holzer: Archive, Cheim & Read, New York
Night Feed, Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York

Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Hot Pink (with Lady Pink), Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

Jenny Holzer (with poetry by Henri Cole), Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Truth Before Power, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, accompanied by light projections in Vorarlberg, Austria

Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, accompanied by light projections in Goslar, Germany

Protect Me From What I Want: The Multiples and Editioned Works of Jenny Holzer, Printed Matter, Inc., New York
Oh, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

Cheim & Read, New York
Festival d’Automne à Paris, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, accompanied by light projections in Paris, France
CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, accompanied by light projections in Arcachon and Bordeaux, France
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, accompanied by light projections in Berlin, Germany

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires, accompanied by light projections in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jenny Holzer: Proteja–Me do Que Eu Quero, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, accompanied by light projections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jenny Holzer: The Living Series, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Jenny Holzer: Blue, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Jenny Holzer: Blue, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Jenny Holzer: Blue, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Blue, Instituto Cultural Itaú, São Paulo, Brazil

Jenny Holzer: Lustmord, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Jenny Holzer: Lustmord, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Warth, Switzerland

Jenny Holzer: From the Laments Series, 1989, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Lustmord, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Jenny Holzer, Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Center, Mito, traveled to Art Gallery Atrium, Fukuoka, Japan
Lustmord, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Jenny Holzer: The Venice Installation, from the Collection of Mort and Marlene Meyerson, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Da Wo Frauen Sterben, Bin Ich Hellwach, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Street Art: Jenny Holzer, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Russia
Jenny Holzer, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada

XLIV Biennale di Venezia, Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, United States Pavilion, Venice, Italy. Traveled to Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark; Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York

Jenny Holzer: Laments 1988–89, Dia Art Foundation, New York
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada

Jenny Holzer: Signs/Under a Rock, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
Jenny Holzer: Signs and Benches, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
Hoffman Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Jenny Holzer: Under a Rock, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Jenny Holzer: Signs, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Traveled to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado; Artspace, San Francisco, California; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; and List Visual Arts Center at the MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Options 30, Jenny Holzer, San Francisco, California

Under a Rock, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Galerie Crousel–Hussenot, Paris, France
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Concentrations 10: Jenny Holzer, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Jenny Holzer und Barbara Kruger, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Jenny Holzer: Truisms and Inflammatory Essays, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, New York
Galerie’t Venster–Jenny Holzer–Lady Pink, Rotterdam Kunststichting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Investigations 3: Jenny Holzer, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Plaques for Buildings: Thirty Texts from the Living Series, Cast in Bronze by Jenny Holzer and Peter Nadin, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Jenny Holzer–Peter Nadin: Living, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Living (with Peter Nadin), Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France
Eating Friends (with Peter Nadin), Artists Space, New York
Living (with Peter Nadin), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

Printed Matter Windows, Printed Matter, New York
Fashion Moda Window, Fashion Moda, New York

Franklin Furnace, New York
Jenny Holzer Painted Room: Special Project PS1, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York

Creatures, The Broad, Los Angeles, California

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida

Objects and Fictions, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
The Progress Trap, Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989, David Zwirner, New York
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
Projeto Parede: O Corredor e Seu Proprio Corredor, Museo D’Arte Moderna de Sao Paolo, Brazil
Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Boca Museum of Art, Florida
Variations in Abstraction, Skarstedt, New York

The Dark World, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Zeicchen. Sprache. Bilder – Schrift in der Kunst Seit den 1960s Jahren, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe
Gli Anni Settana. Arte a Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizinoi, Rome, Italy
Xerography, Firsite, Colchester, United Kingdom
Silent, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Independents, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art, Two Points, The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Art and press Kunst. Wahreit. Wirklighkeit, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Bye Bye American Pie, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art and press Kunst. Wahreit. Wirklighkeit, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Domination, Hegemony, and the Panopticon Works from the Farook Collection, Traffic, Dubai, UAE

In the End was the Word, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal,
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970 to 1990, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1990, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Traveled to Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, New York
Geheimgesellschaften: Wissen Wagen Wollen Schweigen, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Off the Wall, The Serravales Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Selections: Morris, Trockel, Holzer & Pink, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany

The Right to Protest, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Street and Studio: From Basquiat to Seripop, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Sexuality and Transcendence, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine

Beg Borrow and Steal, The Rubell Family Collection Museum, Miami, Florida
We are the World: Figures and Portraits, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City

Blasted Allegories – Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier, Lucerne Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Germany
Modern and Contemporary Prints, Osborne Samuel, London, United Kingdom
Martin Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican, London, United Kingdom
Kölnskulptur 4,
Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany

Im Wort, Kunsthalle Göppingen
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Memento Mori, Mireille Mosler Ltd., New York
Into Me/Out of Me, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Germany
Eros in der Kunst der Moderne, Foundation Beyerler, Basel, Switzerland
Surprise Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
Mondi Possibili, Sprüth Magers, Cologne, Germany
Do the Right Bling, Stedelijk Museum, S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Singapore Biennale, Singapore
For 7 World Trade, Cheim & Read, New York

Superstars: From Warhol to Madonna, Kunstforum & Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Flashback – Eine Revision der Kunst der 80er Jahre, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Big Bang – Destruction and Creation in 20th Century Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Color/Pattern/Grid, Austin Museum of Art, Texas
Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Contemporary Voices, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Jenny Holzer: Sol Lewitt: Sol Lewitt on the Roof: Splotches, Whirls and Twirls, Iris B. and Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Hot Pink, Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
Visions of America, Kunsthaus Klosterneuberg, Vienna, Austria
Love/Hate: From Magritte to Cattelan: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

Shadow and Light, Sprüth Magers, Salzburg, Austria
20th Anniversary Show, Sprüth Magers, Cologne, Germany
Talking Pieces: Text und Bild in der Neuren Kunst, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Poeme/Image, Kunsthaus Schloss Wendlinghausen

Formen der Gewalt, Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

Kölnskulptur 3, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany

Kölnskulptur 2, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany
Around 1984: A Look at Art in the Eighties, MoMA P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York
Couples, Cheim & Read, New York
The Intuitive Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection, FIT, Los Angeles, California
The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, Exit Art, New York
Illuminations: Art from Two Milennia, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
Let’s Entertain: Life’s Guilty Pleasures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Un Musée en Apparartement: Une Exposition de Toutes les Gravures, Multiples et Photographies, Publiés par Parkett, Cetnre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Art in America, Ash Fine Art, New York
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 Part II, 1950-2000, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Memory Opens Its Doors: Contemporary Art at the Lenbachhaus, Städtische Galerie im Lenbacchaus, Munich, Germany
Urban Mythologies: The Bronx Represented Since the 1960s, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Jenny Holzer/Sol Lewitt, The Bathhouse, Kyoto, Japan

Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Helmut Lan, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Read My Lips, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Beyond Belief, Modern Art and the Religious Imagination, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Kölnskulptur 1, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany
Kunst Fur Freud, Sigmund Freud Museum, Foundation for the Arts, Vienna, Austria
The Elaine Dannheisser Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Alternating Currents, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
One Line Drawing, Ubu Gallery, New York
The Age of Modernism: Art in the Twentieth Century, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin

Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art II, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Biennale di Firenze: Il Tempo e la Moda, Florence, Italy

Jahreswechsel 1995-96, Leccesse-Sprüth
Feminin-Masculin: Le Sexe de l’Art? Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

The Institute of Cultural Anxiety: Works from the Collection, ICA, London, United Kingdom
Gewalt/Geschafte, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Welt-Moral: Moralvorstellungen in der Kunst Heute, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland

Eau de Cologne 83-93, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
Double Take – Collective Memory & Current Art, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Virtual Reality: An Emerging Medium, Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York
American Art in the Twentieth Century: Painting and Sculpture 1913-1993, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Ars Pro Domo, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Act-Up Benefit Art Sale, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back at the Eighties, ICA – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Contemporary Art from the Collection of Jason Rubell, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

High and Low: Modern Art & Popular Culture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Art & Pub: Art et Publicite 1890-1990, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980’s, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York

Scripta Manent – Verba Volant, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne
Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move Into the Mainstream, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Denver Art Museum, Denver; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Image World: Art and Media Culture, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, MOCA, Los Angeles, California

Committed to Print: An Exhibition of Recent American Printed Art with Social and Political Themes, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
L’Epoque, La Mode, La Morale, La Passion, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Social Engagement: Women’s Video in the ‘80s, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Eau de Cologne, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Künstler der Galerie, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany

Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Keith Haring – Jenny Holzer, Am Hof, Vienna, Austria

Eau de Cologne,Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Ecrans Politiques, Musée dArt Contemporain, Montréal, Quebec
Secular Attitudes, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
The Human Condition: Biennial III, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
A Decade of New Art, Artist’s Space, New York
1984: Women in New York, Gallerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden

Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1984 – A Preview, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany

Issue: Social Strategies by Women Artists, ICA, London, United Kingdom

Artwords and Bookworks: An International Exhibition of Recent Artists’ Books and Ephemera, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Selected Light Projections
For Krakow, Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

For Frankfurt, Alte Nikolaikirche and Römer Römberg; Dreikönigskirche; Literaturhaus; St. Katharinenkirche; Portikus, Germany

For Prague, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
For Siena, sms contemporanea, Siena, Italy

Projection for Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Lyric Opera; Tribune Tower; Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois
For the Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, permanent installation

For the Capital, projected from the Kennedy Center onto the Potomac River and Roosevelt Island, Washington, D.C.
For Toronto, Drake Hotel; waterfront silos; MaRS Building, Toronto, Canada
For the Academy, American Academy in Rome and the Fontana dell-Acqua Paola; Piazza Tevere; Teatro di Marcello; Castel Sant’Angelo, Italy
For Busan, Gwangalli Beach, Busan, South Korea
For Milan, Hangar Bicocca; Piazza della Scala; Castello Sforzesco; Stazione Centrale, Milan, Italy
For San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and Santa Fe Depot; MCASD La Jolla; Scripps Pier; San Diego Museum of Art, California
For Naples, Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy

For RISD (Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island), 15 Westminster Street, RISD; Providence City Hall
For Singapore, City Hall, Singapore
For Vienna, Rathaus; Präsidentschaftskanzlei; Parlament; Staatsoper; Stock-im-Eisen-Platz; Obere Donaustrasse; MAK Depot of Contemporary Art (CAT); Österreichische Nationalbibliothek; Vienna Airport Tower, Austria
For London, London City Hall; St. Paul’s Church; Senate House; Barbican Centre; Somerset House, United Kingdom
For Dublin, Dublin Castle, Gate Theatre; Liffey River and Clarence Hotel; Mansion House; Trinity College and Bank of Ireland; General Post Office, Ireland

For the City (New York), Rockefeller Center; Bobst Library; The New York Public Library, New York City

Xenon for Miami, Miami Freedom Tour, Miami Florida
Xenon for D.C., 1515 14th Streets Arts Building; Gelman Library, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
For New York City, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine; Bethesda Fountain; Greenwich Street; Hotel Pennsylvania; The Cooper Union, New York
Xenon for Bregenz (Bregenz, Austria), Kunsthaus Bregenz; Feldkirch Schattenburg; Hohenems Steinbruch; Vermunt Stausee; Alte Pfarrkirche zum heiligen Nikolaus, Lech; Kanisfluh; Bregenzer Festspiele, Austria
Xenon for Torino (Torino, Italy), Teatro Carignano (2003); Piazza Castello (2005 and 2006), Italy

Xenon for the Peggy Guggenheim, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Xenon for Cannes, Palais de Festival and Le Port et le Suguet, France
Xenon for Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom

Xenon for Paris, Pyramide du Louvre; Colonnade du Louvre; Seine and Pont-Neuf (despuis Le Pont des Arts); Eglise Saint-Eustache; Panthéon, Paris, France
Xenon for Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey; Oficinas e Parque; Biblioteca Magna Raul Rangel Frias; La Huasteca; Loma Larga, Mexico
Xenon for Bordeaux, Dune du Pyla; Porte Caillau; Place du Palais; Place de Parlement; Cinéma Utopia; Place Camille Jullian; Saint Michel; Opéra de Bordeaux; Place de la Victoire; Garonne, quais des Chartones; Cinéma Utopia, France
Xenon for Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie; Matthäikirche, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Kulturforum) and Kammersmusiksaal der Philharmonie; Bundeskanzleramt (Neubau) and Museumshöfe; Berliner Rathaus and Altes Museum; Grand Hyatt Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Pergamonmuseum and Bodemuseum; DG-Bank, DaimlerChrysler Services AG and Jüdisches Museum, Germany

Xenon for BALTIC, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Caste Keep; Tuxedo Princess, United Kingdom
Xenon for Buenos Aires, Planeterio de la Cuidad de Buenos Aires Galileo-Galilei and Parque de Palermo; Centro Cultural Recoleta; Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires; La Boca and Fundación Proa, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Xenon for Olso and Lillehammer, Museet for Samtidskunst; Oslo Radhus; Universitetet i Olso; Nordster and Lysgaardsbakkene, Norway

Xenon for Venice, Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy
Xenon for Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil; Pão de Açucar, Arpoador Beach and Leme Beach; Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Xenon for Rome, Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy

Xenon for Florence, Arno riverbank and facing buildings, Florence, Italy

Jenny Holzer: Protect Protect. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag. Text by Joan Simon, Elizabeth A. T. Smith, and Benjamin H. D. Buchloh.
Jenny Holzer: Redaction Paintings. New York, NY: Cheim & Read Gallery. Text by Robert Storr.
Jenny Holzer: Truth Before Power. Bregenz, Austria: Kunsthaus Bregenz. Text by Maurice Berger, Thomas Blanton, Sherman Kent, and Eckhard Schneider.
Jenny Holzer. Bordeaux: capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. Text by Marie-Laure Bernadac.
Jenny Holzer: Monterrey, 2001. Monterrey, Mexico: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, 2001. Text by Vanesa Fernández and Marco Granados. Introduction by Michael Auping.
Jenny Holzer–Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. Berlin: The American Academy Berlin and Nationalgalerie Berlin, 2001. Text by Henri Cole and Angela Schneider.
Jenny Holzer, Lustmord. Thurgau, Swtizerland: Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau. Text by Beatrix Ruf, Yvonne Volkart, Markus Landert, and Noemi Smolik.
Jenny Holzer: The Venice Installation. Buffalo, New York: Albright-Knox Gallery. Text by Michael Auping.
Jenny Holzer. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Text by Diane Waldeman. Second edition, New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1997. German edition, Stuttgart: Cantz Verlag, 1997.

Peter Schjeldahl, Beatrix Ruf, and Joan Simon. Jenny Holzer: Xenon. Küsnacht, Switzerland: Inktree Editions.
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