Tom Burr

b. 1963, United States

Tom Burr was born in 1963, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Over the past year he has been working on The Torrington Project, occupying an expansive former factory building in Torrington, Connecticut, where he has arranged examples from all phases of his work in a fluid, ongoing process. Selected solo exhibitions and projects include Nine Renovations, a public commission presented as part of Frieze New York (2022); Conversions, Fondazione Converso, Milan, Italy (2020); Hélio-Centricities, auroras, São Paulo, Brazil and Hélio-Centricities: Coda, Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2019); Tom Burr / MATRIX 182 / Hinged Figures, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (2019); Screen, Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA (2018); Sedimental, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA (2018);Tom Burr/New Haven, Body/Building: Pre-Existing Conditions, Breuer Armstrong Rubber building, New Haven, Connecticut (a year long project as part of Bortolami Gallery's ‘Artist/City’ initiative) (2017); Surplus of Myself, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (2017); Grips, Dressage, Parcours, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2013); Addict – Love, Sculpture Center, New York (2008); Gone, Gone, American Fine Arts, New York, (2003); Deep Purple, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002). 

Selected group exhibitions include Life Between Buildings, MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2022); Church for Sale: Works from the Haubrok Collection and the Nationalgalerie Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (2021); Köln Skulptur #10, Über Natur – Natural Takeover, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany (2020); Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2019); Cruising Pavillion, Spazio Punch, 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy (2018); Sculpture Projects Münster, Münster, Germany (2017); Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Béton, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2016); To expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria (2015) and Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014).



Tom Burr: detention/suspension/expulsion

Studio M
9 Jun-31 Jul 2022


Maureen Paley
Studio M

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