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David Diao

Born 1943, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Lives and works in New York, USA.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium (forthcoming)
2015 David Diao, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2014 David Diao: Front to Back, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
Melnikov, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
2013 tmi, Postmasters, New York, USA
2012 David Diao: Franklin Street, 5th fl, 1974-2012 (curated by Pavel S. Pyś), 72 Franklin Street, New York, USA
2011 David Diao: Da Hen Li House, I lived there until I was 6…, MC Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
David Diao: Design Matters, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
2010 David Diao, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2009 I lived there until I was 6…, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
2008 Best Laid Plans, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Da hen Li House, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
2005 Demolished/At Risk, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
David Diao: Co To Jest Konstruktywizm & After, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystock and Galeria Klima Bochenska, Warsaw, Poland
2000 Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
1999 Cherng Piin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1997 Histoires Et Fictions, Peintures Recentes De David Diao, La Criée and La Galerie du Tnb, Rennes, France
1995 The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
1994 Cherng Piin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1993 Barnett Newman: 1 painting & 5 prints, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
1992 Vendus, École National d’Art de Dijon, Dijon, France
1991 Selections 1972–1991, Cherng Piin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
…a real allegory, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
1990 Claire Burrus Gallery, Paris, France
Het Kruithuis, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, ‘s–Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands and Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium
1989 Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Joseph Dutertre, Rennes, France
Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
1988 Galerie Westersingel 8, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
1986 Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
1985 Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
1980 Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, USA
1979 Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Elkins Park, USA
1978 115 Spring Street (Artist’s Studio), New York, USA
1975 Cuningham Ward Gallery, New York, USA
1974 Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Cuningham Ward Gallery, New York, USA
1973 Dunkelman Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1972 Reese Palley Gallery, New York, USA
1971 Dunkelman Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1970 New Gallery, Cleveland, USA
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
1969 Françoise Lambert Galleria, Milan, Italy
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

Selected 2 and 3 person Exhibitions

2012 David Diao and Walid Raad, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
2011 One Suitcase Per Person (with Ken Lum & Hiram To, curated by Davina Lee), 1a Art Space, Hongkong
2005 David Diao/Gang Zhao, TZ Hanart Gallery, Hongkong
2003 David Diao /Gang Zhao: at Mid Career, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, USA
1988 Michael Corris, David Diao, Olivier Mosset, Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA
1972 David Diao and Cy Twombly, Hampshire College, Amherst, USA
1969 Scenic Landmarks of New York presents a Scenic Landmark for Toronto, David Diao and Brice Marden, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada
David Diao and Peter Young, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Museum Studies, Berman Museum, Collegeville, USA
2014 Some Artists, Minus Space, Brooklyn, USA
ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
2013 Swing State, Jane Kim Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Conceptual Abstraction, Hunter College Gallery, New York, USA
OPEN::CLOSED (curated by David Howe), 601Artspace, New York, USA
Context Message, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA
Richteriana, Greg Allen, David Diao, Rory Donaldson, Hasan Elahi, Fabian Marcaccio, and Rafael Rozendaal, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
Painters Panting (Curated by Stuart Horodner), Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, USA
The Annual: 2012, National Academy Museum, New York, USA
2011 The Indiscipline of Painting: International abstraction from the 1960s to now (curated by Daniel Sturgis, Martin Clark and Sarah Shalgosky), Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, UK
Art/Système/Poésie, In Situ Gallery, Paris, France
The Horizon Behind Us (curated by Michele D’Aurizio), The Kaleidoscope Project Space, Milan, Italy
2010 Lonely at the Top, Modern Dialect (curated by Win Van den Abbeele), Muhka, Antwerp, Belgium
Matthew Brannon, Mathew Cerletty, David Diao, Daniel Sinsel, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2009 Images & (Re)Presentations, Magasin-CNAC, Grenoble, France
2007 High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 , National Academy Museum, New York, USA (traveling to numerous venues in the USA and Europe)
2005 Dreaming of A More Better Future (curated by Saul Ostrow), Cleveland Institute of Art, Rehberger Galleries, Cleveland, USA
2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Design for Living, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, USA
Les apparencees sont souvent trompeuses, capc Musée D’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
2004 About Painting, Tang Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Black Belt, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, USA
2003 Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
Temporal Surfaces, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2001 The Sensibility of the 80s, Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland
2000 Personal Space: the Domesticated Long Island Landscape, The Parrish Museum, Southampton, USA
1997 After the Fall, Painting in New York Since 1970, Snug Harbor Center for the Arts, Staten Island, USA
1996 Landscape Reclaimed, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Fractured Fairy Tales: Art in the Age of Categorical Disintegration, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, USA
Time Wise, The Swiss Institute, New York, USA
1995 Raw, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
True Lies, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, USA
On Target, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, USA
1994 East/West, Cross Cultural Influences in Painting, E.S. Vandam, New York, USA
About Time, Testwall, TZ’Art & Co., New York, USA
Crash, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA
Die Orte der Kunst, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
1992 Gegen den Strich—Against the Grain, Galerie Theuretzbacher, Vienna, Austria
C’Est Pas La Fin Du Monde—Une Vue Des Années 80, La Cour d’Or, Musée de Metz, Metz, France
Génériques, le Visuel et l’Écrit, Hôtel des Arts, Paris, France
Oeuvres Americaines, Autour de la Collection, FRAC, Dijon, France
Slow Art: Painting In New York Now, P.S.1 Museum, Queens, USA
Then & NOW, Philippe Staib Gallery, New York, USA
Quotations, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
En Noir Et Blanc, Galerie du Tnb, Rennes, France
1991 Conceptual Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA
Schwerelos, Grossen Orangerie, Charlottenberg Castle, Berlin, Germany
Le Consortium Collectione, Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France
Words & #s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, USA
Marta Cervera Gallery, New York, USA
The Construction of Knowledge, Diane Brown Gallery, New York, USA
PASTFUTURETENSE, Winnipeg Art Gallery and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (cat.)
1990 The Charade of Mastery, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
All Quiet On The Western Front?, Espace Dieu, Paris, France
1989 Une Autre Affaire, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
Jet Lag, Turon Travel, Inc., New York, USA
Mind and Matter: New American Abstraction, USIA traveling exhibition to Asian capitals
Diagrams and Surrogates, Shea and Beker Gallery, New York, USA
Diao, Dona, Goldstein, and Ladda, Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
1988 Hybrid Nuetral: Mode of Abstraction and the Social, traveling exhibition, Independent Curators, Inc., New York, USA
Art at the End of the Social, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, USA
Meaningful Geometry, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
1987 Generations of Geometry, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Post–Abstract Abstraction, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, USA
Corris, Diao, IFP, Parrino, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Avant–Garde in the 80’s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
1986 Tableaux Abstraits, Villa Arson, Centre National d’Art , Nice, France Ultrasurd, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Use of Geometry in the 80’s, Wright State University, Dayton, USA
Paravision II, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Red, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, USA
Abstract Appropriations, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, USA
Spiritual America, CEPA, Buffalo, New York, USA
1985 Cult and Decorum, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, USA
The Non–Objective World, Kamikaze Club, New York, USA
1983 The Terminal Show, Brooklyn, New York, USA
1982 The Chinese Response: Paintings by Leading Overseas Artists, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
1981 Geometric Abstraction: A New Generation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
1979 Mind Set: An Ongoing Involvement with the Rational Tradition, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
1977 The New York School: The State of the Art, New York State Museum, Albany, USA
1973 Maler, Painters, Peintres, Prospect ‘73, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
1972 8 New York Painters, Museum of Art, Berkeley, USA
1971 The White Monochrome in 20th Century Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA 8 from New York, Gallery A, Sidney, Australia
1970 Two Generations of Color Painting, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
Using Walls, Jewish Museum, New York, USA
1969 Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
The Albert Pilavin Collection: 20th Century American Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, USA
1967 Park Place Gallery, New York, USA
David Diao
David Diao: Work 1969—2005

Published by Timezone 8 Limited, 2005

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David Diao at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
18 September — 15 November 2015

David Diao in Museum Studies at Berman Museum, Collegeville, USA
29 January — 3 April 2015

David Diao in Some Artists at Minus Space, Brooklyn, USA
1 November – 20 December 2014

David Diao: Front to Back, David Diao at Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
13 July – 21 September 2014

The Glass House presents David Diao
Thursday 11 September 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Michel Auder and David Diao in the Whitney Biennial, New York, USA
7 March – 25 May 2014

Melniknov, David Diao at Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
25 April – 5 June 2014

Colloquium on David Diao at Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain Strasbourg
France, 27-29 March 2014

David Diao in ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
26 February – 9 March 2014

David Diao in Swing State at Jane Kim Gallery, New York, USA
7 April – 5 May 2013

David Diao at Postmasters, New York, USA
23 March – 4 May 4 2013

David Diao on Bartnett Newman, Artists on Artists Lecture Series at Dia Art Foundation, New York, USA
Monday 4 February, 6:30pm

Holland Cotter, 'Conceptual Abstraction', The New York Times, 1 November 2012

Joan Waltemath, 'David Diao and Walid Raad', The Brooklyn Rail, November 2012

Holand Cotter, 'Walid Raad and David Diao', The New York Times, 25 October 2012

Kyle Chayka, 'Deconstructing Gerhard Richter Mania, Postmasters Offers a Playful and Surprisingly Affecting Essay in Exhibition Form', Artinfo, 5 June 2012

Karen Tauches, 'More Than Painting: Professionals Pant at the Contemporary', Burnaway, 2 May 2012

Kathy Zhang, 'One Suitcase Per Person', Art Asia Pacific, March/April 2012

David Boyce, 'Stripped Down', Pipeline, March 2012

Els Fiers, 'David Diao', Metropolis M, February/March 2011

Vivian Ziherl, 'David Diao', Leap, 2011

Elizabeth C. Baker, 'David Diao', Art in America, June/July 2009

Andrew Maerkle, 'David Diao', Art Asia Pacific, March 2008