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Christopher Knowles

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2014
oil marker on canvas
45,7 × 61 cm (18 × 24 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2014
oil marker on canvas
61 × 76,2 cm (24 × 30 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2014
oil marker on canvas
61 × 45,7 cm (24 × 18 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2014
oil marker on canvas
45,7 × 61 cm (18 × 24 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2012
oil marker on canvas
45,7 × 61 cm (18 × 24 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2012
oil marker on canvas
61 × 45,7 cm (24 × 18 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2012
oil marker on canvas
61 × 45,7 cm (24 × 18 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2012
oil marker on canvas
45,7 × 61 cm (24 × 18 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2012
oil marker on canvas
61 × 45,7 cm (24 × 18 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 2000
oil marker on canvas
45,7 × 61 cm (18 × 24 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Pete Sampras, 1999
oil marker on canvas
61 × 45,7 cm (24 × 18 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled (MTV), 1997
oil marker on canvas
45,7 × 61 cm (18 × 24 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 1993
oil marker on canvas
40,6 × 30,5 cm (16 × 12 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Fourth of July, Davis II, 1994
oil marker on canvas
61 × 45,7 cm (24 × 18 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, TBC
oil marker on canvas
36,2 × 46,7 cm (14 1/4 × 18 3/8 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 1992
oil marker on canvas
45,7 × 61 cm (18 × 24 inches)

Christopher Knowles
Fourth of July, Davis I, 1990
oil marker on canvas
45,7 × 61 cm (18 × 24 inches)

Christopher Knowles
untitled (‘c’ Grid), 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
untitled (Top 14 of 1978), 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
untitled (Circled Word Selection Sentences), 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
Top 20 of Saturday July 8th 1967, 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
untitled (Parsifal), 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
Top 20 of Saturday December 16th 1967, 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 1980
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 1981
typing on paper

Christopher Knowles
Untitled, 1982
typing on paper

Born 1959, New York, USA. Lives and works in New York, USA

EDUCATION

1974 O.D. Heck School
1974 Oneida School
1973 Buckingham School
1967 Montessori School Brooklyn Heights 1967-1970 Adams School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 In a Word, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA (forthcoming)
2016 Christopher Knowles, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2015 In a Word (curated by Anthony Elms and Hilton Als), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
Christopher Knowles (curated by Agustîn Pérez Rubio), Fonoteca Nacional de México, Mecico City, Mexico
12 Large Typings, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 291 Grand Street, New York, USA
2014 Audio Works: ‘70’s – ‘80’s / Objects (a Simon and a Few alarm clocks), Audio Visual Arts, New York, USA
Christopher Knowles, Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid, Spain
2013 The Sundance Kid is Beautiful, The Louvre Museum, Paris, France
The Sundance Kid is Beautiful, Whitebox Art Center at PERFORMA 13, New York, USA
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, USA
2009 Correspondences (with Karl Holmqvist; curated by Matthew Higgs), Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
2004 Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
1985 Drawings and Typings, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam,Netherlands
1979 Everyday Business, Open Eye Theater, New York, USA
Red and Green, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
1978 About Earth & Universes: paintings by Christopher Knowles, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
_Typing Work
, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
1976 A Typing Work Show, The Kitchen, New York, USA
1975 Typed Designs & Poems, Byrd Hoffman Studio, New York, USA
1974 Map of New York City, Byrd Hoffman Studio, New York, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Outside (curated by Matthew Higgs), Karma, Amagansett, USA
Goulding The Lolly (curated by Brian Belott), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA
2015 Einstein On The Beach, BACKLIT, Nottingham, UK
2014 Nuit Américaine, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
Galeria Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Merci Mercy (co-curated by Christine Messineo and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld), 980 Madison Avenue, New York USA
Wynn Newhouse Awards 2013 Exhibition, Palitz Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2011 En el primer cercle, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain
Gold Records, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, USA
Two Colors (curated by Clay Hapaz), Elisabeth Ivers Gallery and Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, USA
2010 Law of the Jungle, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
2009 Visions of the Frontier (curated by Robert Wilson), Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Poor. Old. Tired. Horse, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Character Generator, Eleven Rivington, New York, USA
Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Just What Are They Saying (curated by Beth Rudin deWoody), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, USA
The Labyrinth Wall, Exit Art, New York, USA
2008 Typed, Sadie Coles, London, UK
Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2007 Get Lost: Artists Map Downtown New York, New Museum Project,New York, USA
Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, UK
Extraordinary Rendition, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain
Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, USA
2006 Herald Street, project room, London, UK
25 × 25, Cereal Art, Philadelphia, USA
Dereconstruction (curated by Matthew Higgs), Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Of Mice and Men: 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Down by Law, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2005 Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
2004 Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Art Museum, New York, USA
2002 To Whom It May Concern, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA
2000 THE END: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982-2000, Exit Art, New York, USA
1997 La Tradicion: Performing Painting, Exit Art, New York, USA
1984 The Innovative Escape, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Group Exhibition, The Castelli-Goodman-Solomon Gallery, Easthampton, USA
New Drawing in America, The Drawing Center, New York, USA
The Destroyed Print, Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, USA
1981 Art on Pape, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro,USA
_Emblems & Paint
, Hallwalls, Buffalo, USA
Summer Light, Penthouse Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
New York Summer Group Show, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Out of New York, Hamilton College, Clinton New York, USA
Poetic Visions, Otis/Parsons Art Gallery, New York, USA
1980 27th Annual Art Exhibition, Bayonne Jewish Community Center, Bayonne, USA
Visual Diaries, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA
Die Neuen Wilden, Aachen, West Germany
Les Nouveaux Fauves, Neue Galerie / Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, West Germany
1979 Mind Child Architecture, The Newark Museum, Newark, USA
Words and Images, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Summer Group Show, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
The Stage Show, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1978 The Music Show, Holly Solomon Gallery and Artists Space, New York, USA
Storytelling in Art, Museum of the American Foundation for the Arts, Miami, USA
New Art for the New Year, Penthouse Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1977 Audiotape of Original Recordings, Musee Galleria, Paris, France
Patterning & Decoration, Museum of the American Foundation for the Arts, Miami, USA
Surrogates/Self Portraits, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Space Needles and Other Typings, The Drawing Center, New York, USA
1976 Typed Designs and Poems, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, USA
Typed Designs, Poems, Drawings, Portland Center for Visual Art,Portland, USA
1974 Typed Designs and Poems-Audiotape of Original Recordings, Musee Galliera, Paris, France

PERFORMANCES

2014 The Sundance Kid is Beautiful, The Performing Garage, New York
2013 The Sundance Kid is Beautiful, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
2012 The Sundance Kid is Beautiful, Martin E. Segal Theatre, CUNY, Presented in collaboration with The Watermill Center, Dissident Industries, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, May 17
2011 White Columns, New York, November 18
1999 The Days Before, Robert Wilson Production, New York State Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY, text by Christopher Knowles & Umberto Eco.
1998 70 Angels on the Façade, Robert Wilson Production, text by Christopher Knowles and Lisa Ponti
1997 Rescue, Laurie Anderson’s Meltdown Performance featuring Laurie Anderson,Christopher Knowles, Lou Reed, Robert Wilson and others
1996 Come Out Under the Red Rock, performer in Robert Wilson production,Weimar, Germany, Sicily, Italy
1994 And Then There Were Legos, Theatre for a New City, New York, USA (puppeteer,scenic artist) TSE, Performer in Robert Wilson production, Sicily, Italy
1993 Wonderlust Swirling Through My Brain, University Settlement, New York
1992 Hallmark World, The Arts at St. Ann’s, New York (performer/scenic artist)
1991 Grace for Grace, Cathedral of St. John the Divine duet with Robert Wilson
1989 Windows Two: Green Thought in the Green Shade, with Richard Rutkowski, Agassiz Theatre, Cambridge MA Windows One, with Richard Rutkowski, performer/collaborator, Boston Film & Video Foundation Requiem, film by Alex Steyermark
1988 The Cat’s Pajamas, with Richard Rutkowski, The Music Hall, Cambridge, USA
1987 Parzival, Robert Wilson Production, lead role, Text by Christopher Knowles & Tankred Dorst, Thalia Theatre, Hamburg, West Germany
1985 Reading / Performance 1969-1984, Text by Christopher Knowles, Robert Wilson, Ben Halley, Chris Moore and David Byrne, Dublin, Belgium, Cambridge, USA
1982 Glabal and Collection, Westbeth Theatre Center, New York, USA
1980 Dia Log / Network, collaboration with Robert Wilson) Text by Christopher Knowles, Brussels, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Turin, Milan, New York, USA
1978 Dia Log / Network, (collaboration with Robert Wilson) Text by Christopher Knowles and Robert Wilson, Munich, Florence, Paris, Boston, Amsterdam, Minneapolis, Chicago
1977 The Network Play, (collaboration with Cindy Lubar) Ontario, Canada
1977 Emily Likes the T.V., (collaboration with Cindy Lubar)The Kitchen, New York And/Or Gallery, Seattle WA, Port Jefferson, New York
1976 Dia Log (3), Text by Christopher Knowles & Robert Wilson performed by Christopher Knowles and Robert Wilson, Lucinda Childs Whitney Museum, New York, Rutgers University, NJ, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, Portland, Oregon This is the One, (collaboration with Cindy Lubar) Spaceman, (performer in Robert Wilson production) The Kitchen, New York, USA A Solo Piece, The Kitchen, New York, USA Einstein on the Beach, by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, text by Christopher Knowles, Samuel M. Johnson & Lucinda Childs
1976 Dia Log (2), Text by Christopher Knowles & Robert Wilson (performance/collaboration with Robert Wilson) Public Theatre, Whitney Museum, Rutgers, University Corcoran Gallery, Washington, USA
1975 Dialog of the Sundance Kid, Text by Christopher Knowles & Robert Wilson performed by Christopher Knowles and Robert Wilson Solo Performance, Byrd Hoffman Studio, New York, Iran, Milan, Rome $ Value of Man, text by Christopher Knowles & Robert Wilson, (performance/collaboration with Robert Wilson), Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, USA
1974 A Mad Man A Mad Giant A Mad Dog A Mad Urge, Text by Christopher Knowles & Robert Wilson, performance/collaboration with Robert Wilson) Shiraz, Iran, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. The Life and Times of Dave Clark, (performer, Robert Wilson production) Sao Paolo, Brazil A Letter for Queen Victoria, (collaborator/performer, Robert Wilson production) Spoleto, Italy, multiple venues in France, Belgrade, Zurich, New York USA The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin, Text and performance by Christopher Knowles

AUDIO RECORDINGS

1999 Other Rooms, Other Voices: Audio Works by Artists, Includes Robert Wilson reading works by Christopher Knowles; for Swiss Radio Zurich
1998 Aquilarco, by Giovanni Sollima, text by Christopher Knowles, read by Robert Wilson
1975 Designed and painted sets for five Dialog performance pieces written and performed in collaboration with Robert Wilson, Rome, Milan, Turin, Munich, Florence, Paris, Brussels, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Washington DC, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, USA
1977 Designed and painted set pieces for Everyday Business, by Cindy Lubar, New York, USA
Christopher Knowles
Christopher Knowles: Typings

Published by Vehicle Editions, 1979

Printed in 3 colors. Printed offset by Meriden Gravure edition of 1,000 softcovers. Two chapters: first chapter: Poems, most were used as lyrics for the opera Einstein on the Beach by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass; second chapter: Other Typings, mostly visual material.

Dimensions: 279 × 254 mm
Pages: 112
Price: 150 Euro + shipping

In a Word, Christopher Knowles at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
9 December 2017 – 25 March 2018

Sascha Braunig in Freud’s Mouth (curated by Ebony L. Haynes) at Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
18 December 2016 – 14 January 2017

Christopher Knowles and Tyson Reeder in Outside (curated by Matthew Higgs) at Karma, Amagansett, USA
3 – 25 September 2016

Christopher Knowles and Tyson Reeder in Goulding The Lolly (curated by Brian Belott) at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA
30 June – 30 July 2016

Grete Simkuté, ‘Christopher Knowles’, Hart, March 2016

Cat Kron,’Christopher Knowles’, Artforum, January 2016

Ken Johnson, ’Four Rewarding Shows in Philadelphia’, The New York Times, December 2015

Samuel Adams, ’Christopher Knowles at Institute of Contemporary Art’, ArtNews, December 2015

Nick Montfort, ‘n(squares)’, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, December 2015

Thomas Hine, ’The art of Christopher Knowles: Pondering the imponderable’, The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 2015

Hilton Als and Anthony Elms, ’Christopher Knowles: In a Word. Gallery Guide’, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, September 2015

Eric Konigsberg, ’Encore’, New Yorker, April 2015

Anne Doran, ’Christopher Knowles’, TimeOut NY, January 2013

Jerry Saltz, ’Jet-Propelled Painting’, New York Magazine, February 2013

Max Andrews, ’Christopher Knowles’, Frieze, October 2004

Jeffrey Kastner, ’Christopher Knowles: Gavin Brown’s Enterprise’, Artforum, September 2004