Senga Nengudi


Senga Nengudi,'Ceremony for Freeway Fets'. A freeway underpass, L.A. (1978). In collaboration with David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Studio Z.
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Born in Chicago, bred in Los Angeles and living in the ‘70s in New York City with a year of foreign study in Tokyo, Japan, Nengudi presently resides in Colorado.

 

1971:  California State University at Los Angeles – M.A. Sculpture

1966-67 Waeda University, Tokyo – Studies in Japanese culture

1966 California State University at Los Angeles – B.A. Art (Major), Dance (Minor)

 

www.sengasenga.com

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Senga Nengudi, The Back Room, Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York Senga Nengudi, GOCA 1420, Colorado Springs
Inner Symphony, Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs

2014
Senga Nengudi: Alt, White Cube, London
Senga Nengudi, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Senga Nengudi: The Material Body, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Senga Nengudi: The Performing Body, Redline Art Center, Denver

2013
Performances 1976 – 81, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

2012
Lov U, Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse

2007
Warp Trance, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

2005
Asp-RX, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

2004
Prospect Lake, Phototroph Gallery, Colorado Springs (under the pseudonym Propecia Leigh) 2003 R.S.V.P. Retrospective, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

2002
Watch!, Wooten Studio/Gallery, Colorado Springs

2001
Masking It, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs
Widefield, Wildfield

1998
Rapunzel’s View, Gertrude’s Restaurant, Colorado Springs (under the pseudonym Propecia
Leigh)

1997
Populated Air, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

1996
Wet Night, Early Dawn, Scat-Chant, Pilgrim’s Song, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

1981
Vestige: The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus’ S.D. Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York

1978
Nylon Mesh Series – Recent Work, Woods Gallery, Los Angeles

1977
Recent Work, Woods Gallery, Los Angeles
Répondez S’il-vous-plaît, Just Above Midtown Gallery, New

1971
Senga Nengudi, California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Tony Conrad, Senga Nengudi, Toshiko Takaezu, Essex Street Gallery, New York

2014
Artevida, Casa França Brazil, Rio De Janeiro
Brides of Anansi, Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts
Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York
African American Artists and Abstraction, National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Havanna

2013
Blues for Smoke, Whitney Museum, New York

2012
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Museum
Houston, Houston: also seen in: Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Blues for Smoke, MoCA, Los Angeles
Contemporary Galleries: 1980 – Now, MoMA, New York
Alles Neu, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg

2011
Now Dig This – Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; also seen in: MoMA PS1, New York
Under the Big Black Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Goes Live: Los Angeles Performance Art, 1970-1983, LACE galleries (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles
Places of Validation, Art & Progression, California African American Museum, Los Angeles Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Dance/Draw, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; also seen in: Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs
Women Embodied, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo

2010
Threads, Eli Klein Gallery, Beijing

2009
Gallery 32 and Its Circle, Laband Gallery, Loyola-Marymount University, Los Angeles

2008
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Art & Design, New York
S&M: Shrines & Masquerades in Cosmopolitan Times, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York
R.S.V.P. Senga Nengudi with a Response by Rashawn Griffin), Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, Part II,
Spellman College, Atlanta; also seen in: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

2007
Role Play: Feminist Art Revisited 1960-1980, Galerie Lelong, New York
WHACK! Art & The Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; also
seen in: Women’s National Museum of Art, Washington; MoMA PS1, New York

2006
L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
Strange Powers, Creative Time, New York

2005
Clothesline: Art, Clothing, Identity, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe
RxArt, RX Art Ball, New York
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston Ephemeral Threads, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville

2004
54th Carnegie International 2004-5, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh NonToccare La Donna Bianca, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

2002
Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women/California 1950-2000, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose

2001
Love Supreme, La Criee Centre D’Art Contemporain, Rennes

2000
Sixteen Pieces: The Influence of Yoruba on Contemporary Artists, The Brickhouse, London

1998
Out of Action: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, Museum of Contemporary Art,Los Angeles
Photography Show, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

1997
Resonances, Galerie Art’O, Paris
Interior Life, Rush Art Gallery, New York

1996
Gallery Artists, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Incandescent (Part of Now-Here), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek

1995
Art Multiple, Thomas Erban Gallery at Art Fair, Dusseldorf
Notation on Africanism, Archibald Arts, New York
Homecoming, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Watts Towers Art Center, Watts Sapphire Show, Gallery 32, Los Angeles
Three Artists, Gallery Central 1015, Los Angeles

1993
Artists Space: 25th Anniversary Show, Artists Space, New York
Color, Printed Matter Bookstore at DIA, New York; in conjunction with: New Observations, No. 97 (September/October 1993)

1990
Shaping the Spirit: The African-American Art of Charles Abramson, Senga Nengudi, and James Phillips, Capp Street Project/AVT, Experimental Projects Gallery, San Francisco

1988
Art As A Verb: The Evolving Continuum, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; also seen in: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

1985
Carnival-Ritual of Reversal, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York

1982
Afro-American Abstractions, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles; also seen in: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin; and four others

1980
Remy Presents: Project Grand Central, Grand Central Station, New York
Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States, A.I.R. Gallery, New York
Art Across the Park, Central Park, New York
Afro-American Art in the 20th Century: Three Episodes, Bronx Museum of the Arts,
Bronx; in collaboration with: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica Afro-American Abstractions, MoMa PS1, New York

1979
Remains, Emile Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, New York

1978
Freeway Fets, L.A. Freeway Underpass, Los Angeles
The Process as Art in Situ, Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York
Secrets and Revelations: African-American Women Artists, Woods Gallery, Los Angeles Black History Week Exhibit, San Bernardino College Art Gallery, San Bernardino

1977
Studio Z: Individual Collective, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach The Concept as Art, Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York
California Black Artists, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
The Whitney Counterweight, James Yu Gallery, New York Space/Matter, Women’s Interart Center, New York

1976
Newcomers 1976, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles Group Show, Cinque Art Gallery, New York

1971
Eight Afro-Americans, Musée Rath, Geneva 1970 Sapphire Show, Gallery 32, Los Angeles
Three Artist, Gallery Central 1015, Los Angeles

 

PERFORMANCES

2012
re.act.feminism, Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb; also seen in: Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde
Walk Tall, Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; in collaboration with: Maren Hassinger and Ulysses Jenkins

2011
Video Studio Playback, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Clifford Owens – Anthology, Museum of Modern Art, New York; in collaboration with: Truth and Sweep

2010
Remembering Parker, This Long Century, Online Art Magazine

2006
Side by Side, Nomadic Nights Series, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; in collaboration with: Maren Hassinger

2002
Mountain Moving, Day-Ritual: Celebration Women’s History Month,

2001
Developed personas “Propecia Leigh,” “Harriet Chin,” and “Lily Bea Moor” for other media explorations (ongoing)

1999
Walk a mile in my shoes, Mail Art and Long Distance Conceptual Exercises; in collaboration with: Maren Hassing

1998
Developed persona of “Propecia Leigh” for photography work (ongoing)

1995
Lecture/Performance, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff
Making a Scene of Ourselves – The Black Arts: Nappy Ruminations on Life in America, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Singing the Circle: Four Women Creating Themselves (radio performance); in collaboration with: Kim Campbell, Stacy Dyson, Felicia Rose Caton Garcia and Jane Hilberry; sponsored by: Colorado College, Colorado Springs

1989
Double Think Bulemia, Mouth to Mouth: Conversations on Being (radio performance)

1988
A Series From A to Z, Mouth to Mouth: Conversations on Being (radio performance)

1986
Nature’s Way, Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara

1984
Four, Cotton Exchange, Los Angeles; in collaboration with: Chrono, Maren Hassinger and Ulysses Jenkins

1983
Chance Unfrozen, Other Visions Studio, Los Angeles; in collaboration with: Cheryl Banks and Roberto Miranda
Spooks Who Sat By the Door, Long Beach Museum, Long Beach

1982
Blind Dates, White Dog, New York; presented by: Just Above Midtown Gallery, New
York; in collaboration with: Blondell Cummings and Yasuno Tone
Flying, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles; in conjunction with: the opening of Afro- American Abstractions, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles; in collaboration with Maren Hassinger, Ulysses Jenkins and Franklin Parker
Men, Watts Towers Art Center, Watts

1981
Air Propo, Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York; in collaboration with: Cheryl Banks and Butch Morris

1980
C.C. Rider, Central Park, New York; in collaboration with: Charles Abramson Alive Performance, California State University, Los Angeles; in collaboration with: Maren Hassinger and Franklin Parker
Bird, Jewish Home for the Aged, Reseda
Get Up, Paper Mill, Los Angeles; in collaboration with: Houston Conwill, Maren
Hassinger and Franklin Parker

1978
Ceremony for Freeway Fets, L.A. Freeway Underpass, Los Angeles; presented by: Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles; in collaboration with: David Hammons and Maren Hassinger

1977
Costume Study for Mesh Mirage, Studio Performance, Los Angeles
Répondez S’il-vous-plaît, Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York
Performance Piece – Nylon Mesh and Maren Hassinger, Woods Gallery, Los Angeles

 

 

 

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