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Barbara Ess  1948, US

Rank (2017): 6218 – 

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USA 41
France 11
Germany 6
Italy 4
Canada 3

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Artist Rank
Cindy Sherman  6 14
James Welling  256 11
Rodney Graham  86 11
Richard Prince  84 11
Mike Kelley  31 10

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  Galerie Frédéric Giroux, France 5
  Curt Marcus Gallery, USA 4
  Fisher Landau Center For Art, USA 4

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1948 Born in Brooklyn, NY (US)

Awards 1990 - 1990 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Regional Fellowship
National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship

Public Collections

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.
First National Bank of Minneapolis
F.N.A.C. (Fonds National D'Art Contemporain)
FRAC Loire, France
FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
List Art Center/David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
(Allan Chasanoff Photography Collection)
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Musee de La Roche sur Yon, France
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
New School for Social Research, New York
The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 74  Please report missing Information

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   You Are Not I - Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York City, NY

   I'm (un) easy - Souterrain, Berlin

Description and image  Barbara Ess - Cipher - - Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris (closed, 2011)

   I Am Not This Body: Photographs by Barbara Ess - Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

   Barbara Ess: I Am Not This Body - - Curt Marcus Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2002)
   Photographies : Barbara Ess - - Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris (closed, 2011)

   Barbara Ess: She Woke With A Start - - Curt Marcus Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2002)

   Barbara Ess - Queens Museum of Art (QMA), New York City, NY

   Barbara Ess - Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

   Barbara Ess - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY


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   Windows - David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

   Dissent: What They Fear Is The Light - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
Description  Garden Show - Regards, Chicago, IL
   MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Description and image  The Limited Sphere - 321 Gallery, New York City, NY

   Altered Appearances - Fisher Landau Center For Art, New York City, NY

   Legacy: Photographs From Emily Fisher Landau’S Gift To The Whitney Museum Of American Art - Fisher Landau Center For Art, New York City, NY
   Caution! Things may appear different than they are - Auf AEG, Nuremberg

   Visual Conversations: Selections from the Collection - Fisher Landau Center For Art, New York City, NY
   Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989 Bowery Artist Tribute - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

   Circa 1986 - HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
   East Side: Bill Rice & Friends - DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
   Sex, Drugs & Queer Spirits - - Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris (closed, 2011)

   Another Green World - Carriage Trade, New York City, NY
   The Facebook Show - Museum of New Art - MONA, Pontiac, MI
   Myths of the Near Future - Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY
   Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix - CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid

   L'exposition rayonnante - FRAC - Limousin, Limoges
Description and image  SONIC YOUTH etc.: Sensational Fix - Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
   SONIC YOUTH etc. : SENSATIONAL FIX - KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf
Description and image Kunsthalle DüsseldorfSONIC YOUTH etc. : SENSATIONAL FIX - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf Send message

   The Headphones Show - Abrons Art Center, New York City, NY
   Sonic Youth etc. - Sensational Fix - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
   Black and white- Part 2 - - Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris (closed, 2011)
   SONIC YOUTH etc. : SENSATIONAL FIX - LiFE - International Space for Emerging Arts, Saint-Nazaire
Description and image  No Wave, Post Punk, Underground New York 1976-80 - Kerry Schuss, New York City, NY
   Bare Market - Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York City, NY

   Brief Encounters - - Caren Golden Fine Art, New York City, NY (closed, 2010)

   Music is a Better Noise - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
   Peintres de la vie moderne Modern-life painters - Donation - Caisse des Dépôts' photograph collection - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

Description  Transformations - Expositions des artistes de la galerie - - Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris (closed, 2011)
   Regional Triennial of Photographic Arts - The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

   Repulsion - University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, Il

   Private Eyes - Image and Identity - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
   Contemporary Views - Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
   Photography Transformed - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

   Group Exhibition - - Curt Marcus Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2002)
   roup Exhibition - - Curt Marcus Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2002)

   Façons de Peindre - Gabrielle Salomon – Art Conseil, Paris

   Disappearing Act - Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City, NY
   Veronica's Revenge - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
   The Cottingley Fairies and other Apparitions - Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City, NY

   Prospect 96: Photography in Contemporary Art - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
   Alice's Looking Glass: A Glimpse at the Non-Linear - Apexart, New York City, NY
   Lush - Cristinerose Gallery, New York City, NY

   Barbara Ess, Barbara Kruger, Neil Jenney - Fisher Landau Center For Art, New York City, NY
   Photograph - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   Scattershot - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
   L'immagine riflessa - Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO

   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

   Mirror/mirror - The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
   Barbara Ess, Eva-Maria Schön, Cécile Wick - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
   Changing I dense cities - Shedhalle, Zurich

   The Library - - Josh Baer Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1995)

   Cindy Sherman - Louise Lawler - Georges Rousse - Barbara Ess - Thomas Struth - Hamish Fulton - Studio Guenzani, Milan

   Shifting Focus - Serpentine Gallery, London
   Barbara Ess, Kevin Larmon, Garnett Puett, Nancy Shaver & Michael Zwack - Galerie Georges Verney-Carron, Lyon

   Brockmann - Bourget - Ess - R Graham - Gober - Lum - Luyten - Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
   Media Post Media - - Scott Hanson Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1990)

   Mostra in progress numero uno - - Galleria Bonomo, Bari (closed, 2011)
  MAUREEN PALEYJames Casebere, Barbara Ess - MAUREEN PALEY, London Send message

   Ultrasurd - - S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON (closed, 1998)

   Sextet, - Coburg Gallery, Vancouver, BC


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 Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid


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 FRAC Limousin, Limoges
 Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (IAC), Villeurbanne


 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur


 The Warehouse, Dallas, TX
 Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
 MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA


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