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Alec Soth  1969, US

Rank (2014): 639 


Alec Soth, Falls Manor, from the NIAGARA series
Falls Manor, from the NIAGARA series, 2005
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USA 91
Germany 18
United Kingdom 7
Netherlands 5

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Artist Rank
Lee Friedlander  223 12
William Eggleston  230 11
Luc Delahaye  919 10
Robert Mapplethorpe  64 10

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  Gallery Jen Bekman, USA 7
  Weinstein Gallery, USA 6
  Stephen Wirtz Gallery, USA 5
  The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA 5

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1969 Born in Minneapolis (US)

Scholarship 1999 McKnight Photography Fellowship

2001 Minnesota State Arts Board
MCAD / Jerome Fellowship
Jerome Travel and Study Grant

2004 McKnight Photography Fellowship

Awards 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography

Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 145  Please report missing Information

until 31.8.
   Bull City Summer - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC Send message

until 27.7.
   In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice - Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY Send message


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   Wanderlust: Photographs by Alec Soth - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
   From Here to There - Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
   Alec Soth: Broken Manual - Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY

   From Here to There: Alec Soth's America - Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
   Alec Soth · Broken Manual - Loock Galerie, Berlin
   Alec Soth - Alec Soth's Lonely Boy Magazine - Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY

   From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   Dog Days Bogotá - Flatland Gallery, Utrecht
   Alec Soth – Mississippi Niagara - La Triennale di Milano. Design Museum, Milan

Description  Alec Soth: NIAGARA - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
   Sleeping By The Mississippi - Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
   Alec Soth: Black Line of Woods - The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Description and image  Alec Soth - - I M ART, Seoul (closed, 2010)
   Alec Soth - The Last Days of W. - Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY
   Alec Soth - Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

   Alec Soth - - Haunch of Venison - Zürich, Zurich (closed, 2009)
   Alec Soth - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
   Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
   Alec Soth: Paris Minnesota - C/O Berlin, Berlin
   Alec Soth - Dog Day, Bogotá - - Wohnmaschine, Berlin (closed, 2010)
Description  Alec Soth - Jeu de Paume, Paris
   Alec Soth - Niagara - Ffotogallery @ Turner House, Penarth (Wales)

   Alec Soth - Tunnels and Birds - Power House Memphis, Memphis, TN
   Alec Soth - Mississippi & Niagara - Jeu de Paume, Paris

   Alec Soth - Sleeping by the MIssissippi - UCR / California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Description and image  Alec Soth - Niagara - - Wohnmaschine, Berlin (closed, 2010)
   Alec Soth - Niagara - Gagosian Gallery, New York City, NY
   Alec Soth - Sleeping by the Mississippi - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

   Alec Soth: Portraits - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
   sleeping by the mississippi - Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex (England)

   Alec Soth - SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI - - Wohnmaschine, Berlin (closed, 2010)
   Alec Soth - Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Alec Soth - Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City, NY


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Description  Codex - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

   About Face: Contemporary Portraiture - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
   Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures - Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
   Lens Drawing - Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
   This Infinite World - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
   Focal Points: American Photography Since 1950 - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   The River Between Us - Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO
   Beyond Here Lies Nothin':: Fifty Years of the American Landscape - Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Description  Beauty In The 21St Century (Dream Women / Dream Men) - MAMM - Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
   ten | Group Exhibition - Gallery Jen Bekman, New York City, NY
   More American Photographs - Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

   Im Schein des Unendlichen - Romantik und Gegenwart - ALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg
   Next Generation - Contemporary American Photography - Pasinger Fabrik, Munich
   The Dwelling Life of Man - Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
   Junge Menschen - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
   Life in the Woods – Aspects of Escapism - Projektraum JaLiMa e.V., Dusseldorf
   The Importance of Being Photographed - University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
   en désordre - Philara - Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Dusseldorf
   When Does Something Become Something Else? - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   Familienalbum - Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn
   More American Photographs - Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
   L'estatge De L'home. Fotografies De La Col·lecció Martin Z. Margulies - Fundacio Suńol, Barcelona
   Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
   Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece - UNM Art Museum - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

   Streams of Consciousness: The Histories, Mythologies, and Ecologies of Water - Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
   Lets Party For A Piece Of Art - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
   Fifteen Years - Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
   More American Photographs - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   The Truth is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed Identity - University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, Il
   Idyll - Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Summer 2011 - Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
   Dawn Till Dusk - Gallery Jen Bekman, New York City, NY
   Memory Lane - Fotodok, Utrecht
   Keep Out You Thieving Bastards - Hendershot Gallery, New York City, NY
   Traummänner - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
   Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, 2000-2010 - Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
   The Dwelling Life of Man. Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection - Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona
   Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
   Winter 2011 - Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
   Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
   The Truth is Not in the Mirror - Photography and a Constructed Identity - Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

   Mutter_Neue Bilder in zeitgenössischer Kunst  - Minoriten Kultur, Graz
Description and image  Brighton Photo Biennial 2010 - Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton (England)
   Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea (England)
   Huckleberry Finn - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
   Portraits/100 Years: August Sander, Robert Mapplethorpe And Alec Soth - Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
   Americans Now - The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Description and image  MAGNUM - Shifting Media - New Role of Photography - C/O Berlin, Berlin
   Land Use Survey - Gallery Jen Bekman, New York City, NY
   Pervasive Influence: The Mechanical Bride - mocca - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
   Southern Exposure: Photographs of the American South - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
   America Now - Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA
   People, Places & Things - Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
   Apple Pie: Symbols of Americana in MMoCA's Permanent Collection - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   In Focus: Photography from the Mills College Art Museum Colle - Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

   Alec Soth: Fashion Magazine, Paris; Robert Polidori: Versailles; Nicolas Africano: Sculpture - Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
   A River Runs through Me - The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
   Marks of Honour - Kaune, Sudendorf, Cologne
   Summer Reading - Gallery Jen Bekman, New York City, NY
Description  Picturing Eden - The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

   Entropie zu Hause - Schürmann Berlin, Berlin
   Bare - Michael Mazzeo Gallery (former Peer Gallery), New York City, NY
   The Interior: Contemporary Photographic Views - Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Description  Heartland - Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
   Picturing Eden - Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
   A-World - Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg
   Ornithology - Gallery Jen Bekman, New York City, NY
   Archetypes and Icons - Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
   Utopia / Utopie - Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
   Fashion - Salo Art Museum Veturitalli, Salo
Description  6e Biennale de la photographie - Biennale internationale de la Photographie et des Arts visuels, Ličge
   MAGNUM - 60 Years of Photoqraphy - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
   Portraits - G Fine Art, Washington, DC
   Extraordinary Photographs - Rosier Gallery, San Francisco, CA

   Intimate Strangers - Barton Art Galleries, Wilson, NC
   Picturing Eden - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
   Stalking Surburbia - Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
   Magnum Photos 60th Anniversary - Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   Easy Rider: Road Trips through America - Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City, NY
   Summer Show - Gagosian Gallery, New York City, NY
   The New American Portrait - Gallery Jen Bekman, New York City, NY
   June Bride - Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City, NY
   in(habitations): Photoworks by: Frank Armstrong, Stephen DiRado, Laura Letinsky, Alec Soth - - Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA (closed, 2008)
   Documents, memory of the future - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
   Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde - Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (England)
   Documents, memory of the future - Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastián
   On Death and Dying - Gahlberg Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

   Eleven Contemporaries - Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London (England)
   Group Dynamic - Portfolios, Series, and Sets - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
   In Sight - Resent additions to the permanent collection - MoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
   Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2006 - C/O Berlin, Berlin
Description  Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Description  Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2006 - The Photographers' Gallery, London (England)
   Click Double click - Haus der Kunst München, Munich
   Picturing Eden - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
   Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art - Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery - Columbia University, New York City, NY

   New Photography: McKnight Fellows 2004/2005  - Katherine E. Nash Gallery - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
   Epilogue - Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
   Best of Show - Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Minets Ŕ Polis: Rob Fischer, Chris Larson, Dave Rathman, Todd Norsten, Alec Soth, Aaron Spangler - - Cohan and Leslie, New York City, NY (closed)
   Roger Ballen, Alec Soth and Vera Lutter - Gagosian Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  Roger Ballen and Alec Soth - Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY
   Nine Portraits - Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   In Focus - Contemporary Photography From The Allen G. - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Description  Contrabandistas de Imágenes - Selección 26Ş Bienal de Sao Paulo - MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago

Description and image  26° Bienal de Săo Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, Săo Paulo
   What´s Doin´ - Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   best midwestern: photography from the heartland - Gallery Jen Bekman, New York City, NY

   Vantage Points: Campus as Place - Perlman Teaching Museum, Northfield, MN


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 Magnum Photos Paris, Paris


 Loock Galerie, Berlin


 Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
 Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY


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 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


 MoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
 MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
 The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
 Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
 Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA


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