Tamar Halpern




Born 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.


2005MFA Columbia University, New York, USA
2003BFA College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2013Six Minutes of Pleasure, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
Get Up With It, Triple V, Paris, France
2012Now honey play me close like sugar play me toast, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal
Fear for Poet and Drink Whiskey, Egeran Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2011D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA
2010Short Trip To Nowhere (Part II), D'amelio Terras, New York, USA
Short Trip To Nowhere (Part I), Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2008Photographs, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, USA
2007White Room: Tamar Halpern, White Columns, New York, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, USA
Fixing A Hole, Koenig & Clinton, New York, USA
Lovers, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
2013Post Culture, Elizabeth Dee, New York, USA
Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control, Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, USA
The Cat Show (curated by Rhonda Lieberman), White Columns, New York, USA
2012The Space in Between, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, USA
2011NY: New Perspectives, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Nereden Nereye, Galeri Manâ, Istanbul, Turkey
Catalogue de l'Exposition / Catalogue of the Exhibition (curated by Bob Nickas), TRIPLE V, Paris, France
Group Show, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, USA
2010White Columns 5th Annual Looking Back exhibition (curated by Bob Nickas), White Columns, New York, USA
Which Witch is Which? (curated by Ajay Kurian), White Flags, St. Louis, USA
Greater New York, PS1, New York, USA
Owl Stretching Time (curated by Gyonata Bonvicini), Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany
Knight's Move (curated by Fionn Meade), SculptureCenter, New York, USA
Pervasive Influence (curated by Mia Nielsen), Contact Photography Festival/Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
In a Paperweight, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, USA
Metamorphoses: Error (curated by Ofri Cnaani), Braverman Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2009Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices (curated by Amy Scally), Hunter College, New York, USA
From Yarn to Yucca, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Collection of…, White Columns, New York, USA
Palomar: Experimental Photography, Marvelli Gallery, New York, USA
Xerox Prints, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, USA
Olio, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, USA
Separate Entities, Museum 52, New York, USA
This-Has-Been, On Stellar Rays, New York, USA
Photography in the Abstract, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, USA
2008Gallery Artists, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
The Gentle Art of Collapsing the Expanded Field (curated by Chris Sharp), Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
Maria Antelman, Tamar Halpern, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Update, White Columns, New York, USA
A New High in Getting Low, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Jeremy Chance & Tamar Halpern & Davis Rhodes, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2007A New High In Getting Low, Art Forum Berlin, Germany; traveled to John Connelly Presents, New York, USA (curated by John Connelly)
Distinctive Messengers, House of Campari, New York, USA (catalogue) (curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala)
Tamar Halpern, Florian Morlat, Michael Phelan, Eleven Rivington, New York, USA
2006Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA

Selected Publications

2012Jozefien van Beek, 'Sturm und Drang', De Morgen, January 31
2010'Greater New York', exhibition catalog, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center a MoMA Affiliate, Long Island City, NY.
'Goings on about Town: Knight's Move', The New Yorker, June 7.
'Knight's Move', exhibition catalog, SculptureCenter, New York.
Linda Yablonsky, 'Miniskirts, Rubber Bodysuits, Orff Spice MoMA PS1 Extravaganza...', Bloomberg News, May 27.
'Goings on about Town: Tamar Halpern', The New Yorker, May 17.
Looking Back, Frieze, January – February.Piper Marshall, Tamar Halpern, Artforum.com, Critics' Pick_, April 17
Stripped Down, Tripped Down New York, artist publication
2009Vince Aletti, 'Palomar: Experimental Photography', The New Yorker, Goings On About Town, Galleries Chelsea, June 22 2009.
'Goings on about Town: Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practics', The New Yorker, December 7 2009.
Amie Scally, 'Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices', exhibition catalog, Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Martha Schwendener, 'Contemporary Art Photographers Mess With the Medium', The Village Voice, October 13 2009
Aimee Walleston, 'Photography Wow', New York Times Online Review, June 5.
2008Michael Weinstein, 'Tamar Halpern/Tony Wight Gallery', NewCity Chicago, October 30
2007Holland Cotter, 'Tamar Halpern, Florian Morlat, Michael Phelan', The New York Times, October 19
Sara Kessler, 'LES Gallery Scene', Artkrush Magazine, October 17.
Karen Rosenberg, 'LES is More', New York Magazine, September 3, p. 114.
Joanne Lehan, 'Eye On the Scne', Photography, September, p. 16.


22.01 – 10.03.2012
07.09 – 10.10.2008
Becky Beasley / Mathew Cerletty / Tamar Halpern / David Hominal / Owen Land / Davis Rhodes


Tamar Halpern in Fixing A Hole at Koenig & Clinton, New York, USA, 12 June - 2 August 2014

Tamar Halpern in Lovers at Starkwhite, 6 February - 6 March 2014

Tamar Halpern in Post Culture at Elizabeth Dee, New York, USA, 7 September - 26 October 2013

Tamar Halpern in Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control, at Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, USA, 28 June - 27 july 2013

Get Up With It, Tamar Halpern at Triple V, Paris, France, 25 May - 13 July 2013


Alexander Mayhew, '3 x Antwerpen Office Baroque, Annie Gentils, Maes & Matthys', Metropolis M, 22 February 2012

Jozefien Van Beek, 'Sturm und Drang', De Morgen, 31 January 2012

Piper Marshall, 'Tamar Halpern', Artforum.com, June 2010

Chris Sharp, 'Tamar Halpern', Knight's Move, Sculpture Center, New York, 2010