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John Coplans  1920-2003, UK

Rank (2014): 1349 – 

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Country
USA 63
France 21
Germany 14
Spain 11
Netherlands 9




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Cindy Sherman  8 23
Louise Bourgeois  13 22
Bruce Nauman  3 21
Thomas Ruff  11 18
Andrés Serrano  301 18




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  Andrea Rosen Gallery, USA 9
Art Affairs Gallery Art Affairs Gallery, Netherlands 8
  Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Canada 4



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1920 Born in London, England (UK)

1965 - 1967 director of the art gallery of the university of california

1967 - 1970 senior curator at the pasadena art museum (a.o. exhibitions `serial imagery´ `roy lichtenstein´ `andy warhol´ `donald judd´ and curator of the first museumexhibitions of james turrel, robert irwin, richard serra)

1978 - 1980 director of the akron art museum (a.o. exhibitions of brancusi´s photography and the first american show of john heartfield´s photomontages)


21.8.2003 Died in New York, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 167  Please report missing Information


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   Hyper-Resemblances - Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery - Columbia University, New York City, NY Send message

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2011
   John Coplans - Photographs 1984-2000 - Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2009
   self portrait - Galerie Sandrine Mons, Nice

2007
   John Coplans - A Legacy - Galerie Nordenhake - Berlin, Berlin
   Project Room: John Coplans - Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

2006
   John Coplans - one-person exhibition - Listasafn Reykjavikur - Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik

2005
   John Coplans: Backs and Fingers - Galería Elvira González, Madrid
   John Coplans - One Man Show - Art & Public, Geneva

2004
   John Coplans: Photographs - - Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA (closed)
   John Coplans - Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Description  John Coplans - Body Parts - A Self-Portrait - MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
   John Coplans - Shirley-Jones Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH
   John Coplans - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
   John Coplans - Early Photographs - Skarstedt Fine Art, New York City, NY

2001
   John Coplans - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  John Coplans - Galerie Nordenhake - Berlin, Berlin

2000
   John Coplans - Galerie Nordenhake - Stockholm, Stockholm

1999
   John Coplans - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  John Coplans - Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
   John Coplans. Self portraits - Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (Scotland)

1998
  Art Affairs GalleryPhotowerke - Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam Send message

1997
   John Coplans - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY

1996
   Self Portraits - Spectrum Sotos, Zaragoza

1995
   John Coplans - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY

1994
   John Coplans - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
   John Coplans - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   John Coplans: A Self-Portrait - National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON

1992
   John Coplans - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY

1991
   John Coplans / Matrix 113 - The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

1990
   John Coplans - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main

1989
   John Coplans - Passages - Centre d'art contemporain, Troyes
   A Body of Work: Photography by John Coplans - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1988
   A Body of Work: Photographs by John Coplans - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1985
   John Coplans: Photographer - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

1981
   Photographs by John Coplans - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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2013
Description  théâtre du monde - La Maison Rouge, Paris
   The Other Portrait - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
   Der Mann – nack - Kulturstiftung Schloss Britz, Berlin
   Il Corpo Solitario. L'autoritratto Nella Fotografia Contemporanea. - CACT Centro d´Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona
   Station Identification - Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
   Focal Points: American Photography Since 1950 - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Description and image Art Affairs GalleryConceptual Photography - Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam Send message
   The Naked Man - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
   Skin: An Artistic Atlas - RHA Gallery - Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
   [blv] 5, Finir En Beauté - Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône
   Happy New Year 2013 - Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2012
Description  Der Nackte Mann - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
Description  Körper als Protest - Albertina, Vienna
   Thanks: 50th Anniversary Exhibition - Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
   Out Figured - Center for Visual Art (CVA) - Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO
   Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Trasfiguration - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   Abstraction Paintings and Works on Paper - Redfern Gallery, London (England)
   Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece - UNM Art Museum - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
   "Umstülpung - curated by Günter Umberg" - Galerie Nordenhake - Berlin, Berlin
   Theatre Of The World - Mona - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TAS

2011
   Fotógrafos da Cena Contemporânea - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
   Black And White - Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
   Carolina Collects: 150 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from Alumni Collections - Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
   Mortel ! - FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen
   Naked - - Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA (closed)
Description  Magie des Objekts - Photographie aus drei Jahrhunderten - Leopold Museum, Vienna
   Sex Drive - Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery (CFG), Haverford, PA

2010
   El Cuerpo Inventado - TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
   Post-War American Art: The Novak/O’Doherty Collection - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
   Off the Wall Part 1: Thirty Performative Actions - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
Description  Starter Works from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection - ARTER - space for art, Istanbul

2009
Description and image Art Affairs GalleryNew York in Amsterdam - Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam Send message
   Self-Portraits - Skarstedt Fine Art, New York City, NY
   The Lining of Forgetting: Internal and External Memory in Art - The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
Description  Pequeña historia de la fotografía - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
   Impacto! Obras de la colección olorVISUAL - Fundació Vall Palou, Lleida
Description and image  PhotoDimensional - MoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
   John Coplans + Amanda Means: Distilled - - Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA (closed)

2008
   Hands - SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA
   Xviii Biennale Internazionale di Scultura - Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Carrara
   Ein Leben lang / All your life - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin
   El don de la vida. En torno al envejecimiento y su representación artística - Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida
   Images Du Corps, Vertiges Et Vestiges - Musée Régional D'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan
   Pasións Privadas, Visións Públicas - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
   About Us - Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
   Continuum - Collection Frac Basse-Normandie - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Lô, Saint-Lô
   The Lining of Forgetting: Internal & External Memory in Art - Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

2007
   In Focus - The Nude - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
   California Context - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   Passion Complex - Selected Works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery - 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art - Kanazawa, Kanazawa
   Le cinque anime della scultura - - Cesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio (closed)
   Collectors 1 - Collezione La Gaia - - Cesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio (closed)
   Encore! - Shirley-Jones Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH
   Stichwort Gegenwart - Zwölf Kapitel der Sammlung Ludwig - Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
   Mapas, Cosmogonias e Puntos de Referencia - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela

2006
Description and image Art Affairs Galleryhidden treasures - various works by gallery artists - Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam Send message
   Caroll Ross & John Coplans - Janos Gat Gallery, New York City, NY
   Photo-Kunst der letzten 40 Jahre in der Graphischen Sammlung - Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
   Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Coplans, Yayoi Kusama, Thomas Ruff, Richard Serra and Thomas Struth - André Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Heist
   The Wonderful Fund - Collecting Art for the New Millenium - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex (England)
   Mémoires - Œuvres du FRAC Champagne Ardenne - Passages - Centre d'art contemporain, Troyes

2005
   De la comtesse De Castiglione à Cindy Sherman - Galerie de France, Paris
  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianDensidade Relativa / Relative Density - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message
   Wonderful Fund Collection - Musée de Marrakech, Marrakech
Description Art Affairs GallerySummer showing - Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam Send message
Description  BIG BANG - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Private View 1980-2000 - Collection Pierre Huber - Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
   agir proche - Maison de la Culture d'Amiens, Amiens
   Exposed! - Thirty Years of collecting Photography - Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
   La Photographie á l'Épreuve - IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne
   The Telefonica Contemporary Photography Collection - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo

2004
   Portraits/Autoportraits - Photographies - Guy Ledune, Brussels
   In Focus - Themes in Photography - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
   Main - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
   John Coplans, Craigie Horsfield, Ingrid Mwangi - Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
   Exhibiting Signs of Age - Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
   About Corporeality in Editions - Artist Books, Prints, Photography - Galerie Lelong - Zürich, Zurich

2003
   Counterparts: The Self-Portraiture of Joan Semmel and John Coplans - Ramapo College Art Galleries, Mahwah, NJ
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Encounters in Live Situations / Changing Spaces
 - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
   A body / Ciało - LAZNIA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
   In faccia al mondo. Il ritratto contemporaneo nel medium fotografico - Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa
   Warum! Bilder diesseits und jenseits des Menschen - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
   Visions and Revisions - Art on Paper since 1960 - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Description  Photo - Kunst - 1852 - 2002 - Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
   The Affair is over - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
   À Mains Nues - FRAC - Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
   Imperfect Innocence - Debra & Dennis Scholl Collection - - Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD (closed, 2012)

2002
   Le corps et ses absences - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
   Der Akt in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts - Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden
   El lenguaje del cuerpo - Galería Elvira González, Madrid
   John Coplans - Chris Burden - Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
   Collection 1 - Fondation pour L'art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex
   Fallen Heroes. Masculinity and Representation - EACC - Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellon de la Plana
   acquiring taste - Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
   Escape from the Vault - Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

2001
   Fresh - Recent Acquisitions - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Description and image Art Affairs Gallerythe body’s performance - photography - Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam Send message
Description  Missing Link. Menschen-Bilder in der Fotografie - Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden

2000
Description  GROUP SHOW - BARTHA CONTEMPORARY, London (England)
   Le Siecle Du Corps Photographies 1900-2000 - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
Description Art Affairs Gallery"TEN TIMES OVER AND MORE" - anniversary exhibition - Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam Send message
   Narcisse Blesse - Passage de Retz, Paris
Description Art Affairs Gallerystock from the last century (2) - Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam Send message
   Der anagrammatische Körper - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
   Les Voluptes - - Borusan Sanat Galerisi / Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul (closed, 2006)
   3rd Gwangju Biennale - Man+Space - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

1999
   Der anagrammatische Körper: Der Körper und seine mediale Konstruktion - Kunsthaus Muerz, Mürzzuschlag
Description  Missing Link. Menschen-Bilder in der Fotografie - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
   The Hand - The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
   The nude in contemporary art - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
   Hello Mr. Soul - Gallery 400 - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianLinhas de Sombra - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message

1998
   Œuvres phares et acquisitions récentes - la collection depuis John Lyman - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
   Texture - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
   Saptiotemporal - Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
   Surrogate: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture and Photography - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
   Group Exhibition - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY

1996
   Double vie, Double vue - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
   Prospect 96: Photography in Contemporary Art - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main

1995
   Album: The photographic collection of Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen Rotterdam - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1994
   Pictures Of The Real World (In Real Time) - Le Consortium, Dijon
   Pictures of The Real World (In Real Time) - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NY
   Passing Through - Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich

1993
   Up With People - Feature Inc, New York City, NY

1990
   The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

1989
   Bodies of Experience - Arcadia University Art Gallery , Glenside, PA
   Un'altra obiettivitá - Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO

1988
   Another Objectivity - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London (England)

1987
   The Other Man: Alternative Representations of Masculinity - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

1985
   Nude, Naked, Stripped - MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
   Self Portrait: The Photographer's Persona 1840-1985 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1984
   The New Portrait - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY

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Belgium

 André Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Heist

France

 Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Germany

 Galerie Nordenhake - Berlin, Berlin

Sweden

 Galerie Nordenhake - Stockholm, Stockholm

Switzerland

 Art & Public, Geneva

USA

 Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
 Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
 ACE Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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Canada

 Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
 National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON

Finland

 Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

France

 FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen
 FRAC - Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille
 49 NORD 6 EST – Frac Lorraine, Metz
 FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
 Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
 FRAC - Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
 Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart
 Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
 Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg
 IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne

Spain

 Cal Cego - Colleccion de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona
 Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
 CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela

Sweden

 Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm

United Kingdom

 Tate Britain, London (England)
 Tate Modern, London (England)

USA

 MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
 The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
 MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
 Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

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