Matt Mullican

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    Matt Mullican, Dying Stick Figure, 2001 dvd Courtesy Mai36 Galerie, Zurich

Born 1951 Santa Monica, Matt Mullican lives and works in New York and Berlin. Graduated from B.F.A. at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (1974).

Since the 1970s, US artist Matt Mullican has been interested in models for explaining the world. He has developed a complex system of symbols consisting of various pictograms and colors as a means of tackling the question of the structure of the world, and with his system he aims to portray in symbols every aspect of the human condition in different combinations.

Selected solo exhibitions include Entering the Picture, Cultural Institution Gallery, Kula (2020); Universal Perspective, Peter Freeman, New York (2020); Matt Mullican: Living in That World, de Young – Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco (2019); Banners, Thomas Schütte Stiftung, Skupturenhalle Neuss (2019); Representing The Work, NC Arte, Bogota (2019); The Feeling of Things, Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2018); and What do they feel?, Cristina Guerra, Lisbon (2018). Selected group exhibitions include Ghosts from the recent past, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2020); Die frühen Jahre des CalArts, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2019); KRONOS AND KAIROS –The times of contemporary art, Palatine, Rome (2019); Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2018); Black and White Landscape. A Collection, Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn (2018); Jump Into The Future: Art From The 90’s And 2000’s, The Borgam Donation, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2018); Umrahmung schräg gekippt. Die Sammlung Liaunig in Bewegung, Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus (2018); Skulptur Projekte, Münster (2017); Il tessuto come arte: Antonio Ratti imprenditore e mecenate, Palazzo Te, Mantova (2017); and La Plume et le Crayon: Noir et Blanc, Maison de la Culture, d’Amiens (2016).

Last updated: 29.04.2021

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