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Matthew Ritchie – After The Father Costume, 2003



Born 1964 in London
Lives and works in New York


1983-86 Camberwell School of Art, London (BFA)
1982 Boston University

Solo Exhibitions

c/o - Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Paradise Lost, Matthew Ritchie with Aranda\ Lasch and Arup AGU, Southbank Centre, London
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Ghost operator, White Cube, London

New Media Series: Matthew Ritchie, The Iron City , St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis

The universal adversary, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
We want to see some light, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main

2004 MASS MoCA, North Adams
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston

The Father Costume, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Proposition: Player, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (cat.)

After Lives, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

The Family Farm, White Cube, London
Concentrations 38: The Slow Tide, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (cat.)

Concentrations 38: The slow tide, The Dallas Museum of Art (cat.)
Parents and Children, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
The Fast Set, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (cat.)
The Family Farm, White Cube, London

The Big Story, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland (cat.)
c/o - Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo
Statement Art 30 Basel, c/o - Atle Gerhardsen, Basel

Fundaçaõ Cultural de Distrito Federal, Brasília
Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro
Galeria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paolo (cat.)
The Gamblers, Basilico Fine Arts, New York (cat.)
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston

Omnivers, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston

The Hard Way, Chapter III, c/o - Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo
The Hard Way, Chapter II, Basilico Fine Arts, New York
The Hard Way, Chapter I, Galerie Météo, Paris (cat.)

Working Model, Basilico Fine Arts, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,
La Jolla
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Biennale Architecture 11th International Architecture Exhibition; Out There: Architecture Beyond Building, directed by Aaron Betsky, Venice
International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Sevilla
In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis, The Jewish Museum San Francisco
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - Sammlung als Aleph, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (cat.)
Experiment Marathon Reykjavik, organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ólafur Elíasson, Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalssta∂ir, Reykjavik (cat.)
The Guggenheim Collection, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao

Paintings Edge, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild; travels to: Riverside Museum, Riverside
Not for Sale, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York
The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Panic Room - Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens

Nature Attitudes, T-B A21, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
The Guggenheim Collection, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Remote Viewing. Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis

The Third Eye: Fantasies, Dreams and Visions, Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York (cat.)
In Private Hands: 200 Years of American Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, (cat.)
Radar: Selections from the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection, Denver Museum of Art, Denver
Swarm, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, (cat.)
Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing, curated by Elisabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
Rückkehr ins All, curated by Christoph Heinrich and Markus Heinzelmann, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (cat.)

26. Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, curated by Alfons Hug, São Paulo
Was Malerei heute ist, curated by Beate Kemfert, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim
Fabulism, curated by Klaus Kertess, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
Monument to Now. The Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Dan Cameron, Jeffrey Deitch, Alison M. Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni, and Nancy Spector, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens
The Encounters in the 21st Century: Polyphony - Emerging Resonances, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

GNS. Global Navigation System, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Painting Pictures. Malerei und Medien im digitalen Zeitalter (Painting and Media in the Digital Age), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (cat.)
Hands Up, Baby, Hands Up! 160 Jahre Oldenburger Kunstverein, 160 Arbeiten auf Papier, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
Journey to now, Art Gallery of South Australia, John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Adelaide

Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA QNS, New York
Reverberator, Houldsworth, London
(The World May Be) Fantastic, Biennale of Sydney 2002, Sydney (cat.)
Flights of Reality Kattle’s Yard, University of Cambridge (cat.); The Turnpike Gallery, Greater Manchester
Sprawl, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Urgent Painting, LARC/ Museum d’Art Moderne, Paris
Virgine Barré+Christophe Berdaguer&Marie Péjus+Alain Declercq+Michael Elmgreen&Ingar Dragset+Naomi Fischer+Gelatin+Subodh Gupta+Alexander Györfi+Kay Hassan+Gunilla Klingberg+Surasi, Kusolwong+Michel Majerus+Paola Pivi+Matthew Ritchie+Franck Scurti+Wang-Du+Sisley Xhafa+Jun’ya Yamaide, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Once upon a Time, New York State Museum, Albany

Form Follows Fiction, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Castello di Rivoli, Torino
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Miami MoCA, Miami
Collaborations with Parkett: 1984-Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York
010101: Art in Technological Times, SFMoMA, San Francisco
Pictures, Patents, Monkeys and More…On Collecting, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan; Akron Art Museum, Akron; Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh
The Mystery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz, München
Futureland 2001, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
All Systems Go, Houston Contemporary Art Museum, Houston
New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joanou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens (cat.)
Mapping Art and Science Exhibition, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
Hyper Mental. Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950 - 2000, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg (cat.)

Hyper Mental. Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950 - 2000, Kunsthaus Zürich (cat.)
00 - Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (cat.)
Jules Verne - Les Mondes Inventés. Vision Machine, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes (cat.)
Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (cat.)
Drawing Spaces, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Unnatural Science, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams
Faith, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield
Figures in the Landscape, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York
Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield
Story, A/C Project Room, New York
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis, Thread Waxing Space, New York
Hindsight - Recent Acquisitions and Gifts from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Mondo Immaginario, Shedhalle, Zürich
Drawn by... , Metro Pictures, New York
Continued Investigation of the Relevance of Abstraction, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

More Fake, More Real, Yet Ever Closer, Castle Art Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle (cat.)
Painting Now and Forever, Part 1, Matthew Marks Gallery & Pam Heam Gallery
Exploiting the Abstract, Feigen Contemporary, New York
Art Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianpolis
Parallel Worlds, South-East Center of Contemporary Art, North Carolina
Deep Thought, Basilico Fine Arts, New York
Codex USA, Entwistle Gallery, London
Transatlantico, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands

Whitney Biennial 1997, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
Map the Gap, Storefront of Art & Architecture
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (cat.)
Objectif Lune, CAN Centre d`Art Neuchatel, Neuchatel
Project Painting, Basilico Fine Arts & Lehmann Maupin, New York (cat.)
In-form, Bravin Post Lee, New York
Météo-show, Galerie Météo, Paris

New Work: Drawings Today, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Screen, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
The Body of Painting, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
Verrückt, Museum der Stadt, Arolsen (cat.)
Between the Acts, Ice Box, Athen (cat.)
Between the Acts, c/o - Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo
Architecture/Application/Complication, Room, New York
AbFab, Feature, New York
Adicere Animos, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporeanea e Pinacoteca Nazionale, Cesena (cat.)
A Scattering Matrix, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica (cat.)

Ten + Ten, New York Studio School, New York
Möbius Strip, Basilico Fine Arts, New York (cat.)
A Vital Matrix, domestic setting gallery, Los Angeles (cat.)
Color: Sing, System, Sensibility, Stark Gallery, New York
Summer Fling, Basilico Fine Arts, New York
Verrückt, Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg
Anecdote by Juxtaposition #1, Livet Reichard Co., New York

Grey, Grodesky, Judd, Ritchie, Smithson, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York
modus operandi, Leonora Vega, New York
The Circumscribed Imagination on the Ruins of Tradition, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
Matthew Ritchie and Nestor Otero, Leonora Vega Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Black Room, Natalie Rivera, New York
New York, San Juan & Toronto, Leonoara Vega, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Inconsequent, Natalie Rivera, New York

9 x 2, Artist´s Space, New York
Muraneshi & Lederman, New York

Blood, JAARY

David McCraig & Matthew Rtichie, Judy Nielsen Gallery, Chicago


The Long Count, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn
Centre Pompidou, Paris (in collaboration with Harvard physicist Randall and Herve Boutry of Ensemble Intercontempora)

Projects curated by Matthew Ritchie

Demonclownmonkey, Artists Space, New York

Artists on Artists Lecture Series, Lecture given by Matthew Ritchie on Alfred Jensen, Dia Center for the Arts, New York

The Ruined Map, curated by Matthew Ritchie, zing magazine, Autum

Public Collections

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Salomom R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Joslyn Musem of Art, Omaha
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas


The Baloise Art Prize, Baloise Holding, Switzerland