Chronik

1954
Born in Bronx, NY
1976
B.F.A., Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY
1987
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, New York, NY
1990
New York State Council on the Arts, New York, NY
1990
National Endowment for the Arts, New York, NY
1991
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, New York, NY
1999
The MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant, Chicago, IL
2002
Larry Aldrich Foundation Award, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
2003
American Representative at the United States Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy
2006
Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME
2007
Honorary Doctorate, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Ausstellungen

2012
Fred Wilson, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2011
Fred Wilson: Works 1993-2011, Karen Schubert, London, UK (solo)
2011
Objects, JGM Galerie, Paris, France
2011
Glasstress 2011, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettre ed Arti, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice and Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass, Murano-Venice, Italy
2011
America: Now and Here, Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
2010
American Still Life: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
2010
50 Years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2010
B&W, Galeria La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain
2010
Fred Wilson, Mitterrand + Sanz/Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2010
Fred Wilson, JGM Galerie, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Kreyol Factory, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France
2009
The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2008
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
2008
Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
2008
An Account of a Voyage to the Island Jamaica with the Un-Natural History of that Place, Institute of Jamaica Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica (solo)
2007
Mining Glass, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2007
Sculpture, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2007
Light Time and Three Dimensions, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, NY
2007
Not For Sale, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
2006
Fred Wilson: My Echo, My Shadow, and Me, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
2006
Fred Wilson: Black Like Me, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (solo)
2006
Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, New York Historical Society, New York, NY
2006
Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2005
Fred Wilson: So Much Trouble in the World—Believe It or Not!, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hannover, NH (solo)
2005
The Anniversary Show, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
Fred Wilson, Objects and Installations 1979-2000, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (solo)
2003 – 2004
Only Skin Deep, Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
2002 – 2004
Fred Wilson, Objects and Installations 1979-2000, Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD. The exhibition will travel to Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Universityof California, Berkeley, CA. Blaffner Gallery, The Art Museum, University of Houston, Houston,TX; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY;Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. (solo)
2003
American Representative, United States Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy (solo)
2003
realUNreal, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
2002 – 2003
10th Annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (solo)
2001
Play's The Thing, (Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program) Art Gallery of The Graduate Center, The University of New York, NY
2001
Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, NY
2001
W, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France
2001
Museum as Subjects, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2001
Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans Van Beuming, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2001
Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More…On Collecting, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA (2002); Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2002); Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA (2003)
2000
Outbound: Passages From the 90's, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2000
Drawings & Maquettes for A Light Rail Station, Jersey City Museum, NJ (solo)
1999
Fred Wilson: Speaking in Tongues A Look at the Language of Display, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1999
The Greeting Gallery, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, organized by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1999
Trace, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, UK
1999
Uniform, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1999
The Museum as Muse, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
1999
To the Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive, International Center of Photography, New York; Miami Art Museum, Florida; Contemporary
1999
Microminiatures from Armenia: The Eye of the Needle; The Greeting Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1998
Re-Presentation, Freedom Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
1998
Viewing the Invisible, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
1998
Postcards From Black America, Hedendaagse Afrikaans-Amerikaanse Kunst, Boschstraat, The Netherlands
1998
Viewing the Invisible: An installation by Fred Wilson, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Australia (solo)
1997
Collectibles, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1997
Reshuffling the Deck: Selections from the U.C. Davis Collections, Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collections, University of California, Davis (solo)
1997
Heart, Mind, Body, Soul: American Art in the 1990's, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
1997
Museum Studies: Eleven Photographer's Views, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1997
Millenium Eve Dress, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
1997
Collected, The Photographer's Gallery and British Museum, London, UK

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY