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Spencer Tunick
Works
Solo exhibitions
2010

Everyday People. The Lowry, Manchester, UK

Citadinos (City Dwellers). Museo de Arte Contemporneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

2009

City Dwellers. Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico

2008

Spencer Tunick: The Beautiful Game. Kunsthalle Wien, Public Space Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

Spencer Tunick: Explorations in Architecture. Hales Gallery, London, Great Britain

2007

Galerie Forsblom. Хельсинки, Finland

University Museum of Arts and Sciences (MUCA), National Autonomous

University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

Spencer Tunick – Serie Ciudades Desnudas. Caracas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

Spencer Tunick: DREAM AMSTERDAM 2007. (Organized and curated by Jamain Brigitha). Dream Amsterdam Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

i8 galleri, Reykjavik, Iceland

2006

Museum Kunst Palast Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

Hales Gallery, London, Great Britain

Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland

Brugge Plus, Concetgebouw, Bruges, Belgium

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2005

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Буффало, New York, USA

Corpus Ibericim. Kültur Büro Barcelona, Barcelona, ​​Spain

Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia

2004

Public Works 2001 – 2004. I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

Spencer Tunick. Hales Gallery, London, Great Britain

Manmade and Natural. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, USA

2003

Nude Adrift. Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Barcelona, ​​Spain

2002

Spencer Tunick. Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Nude Adrift. Hales Gallery, London, Great Britain

Spencer Tunick. Artcore, Toronto, Canada

Spencer Tunick: Nude Adrift. Dinaburg Arts, New York, USA

Studio Miscetti, Rome, Italy

2001

Deptford Town Hall. Curated by Miria Swain and Rawia Edwards, London, Great Britain

Spencer Tunick/Self. Curated by Elly Stegeman. De Beyerd Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst, Breda, The Netherlands

Le Tribu dell’Arte, Galleria Communale Arte de Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2000

Reaction Zone. I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

America Zone. Hales Gallery, London, Great Britain

Galeria Joao Graca, Lisbon, Portugal

Perspective. FIAC 2000, Paris, France

1999

Statements (I-20). Art 30 Basel, Швейцария

Someplace You Haven’t Been. Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

Magazin 4, Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

1998

Naked States. I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

1996

Naked Pavement. Exquisite Corpse, Burlington, Vermont, USA

1995

America Zone. Thicket Gallery, New York, USA

1993

Spencer Tunick. Alleged Gallery, New York, USA

Group exhibitions
2010

The Right to Protest. Curated by Raphie Etgar, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

Sensational Architecture, Curated by Camilla Boemio, Festa of Architecture

Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin, Rome, Italy

Party! (Curated by Deborah Robinson). New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands, UK

2009

3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Against exclusion, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, West Midlands, UK

2008

Bread and Soccer: In the Arena of Art. (Curated by Trevor Smith and Jürgen Weishäupl Austrian Cultural Forum NYC), New York, USA

PEOPLE. (Curated by Mimmo Scognamiglio, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea), Milan, Italy

Lost Paradise - The Angel’s Gaze. (Curated by Michael Baumgartner, Zentrum Paul Klee). Bern, Switzerland

2007

Collection of Sylvio Perlstein: Busy Going Crazy. (Curated by David Rosenberg). La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2006

9th Havana Biennale, Wilfredo Lam Center for Contemporary Arts, Havana, Cuba

2005

Joy. (Curated by Lara Boubnova and Enrico Lunghi). Casino-Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon 2005, Lion, Lyon, France

Dead kids do nothing. 31GRAND, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Ingenuity. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, USA

Contemporary Photography in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Curated by Kyle Klewin

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, USA

Rite of Assembly. Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2004

Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture. (Curated by Holly Hughes). Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA

The Amazing & The Immutable: Selections from the collections of Robert Drapkin and Martin Margulies

Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Research in Art, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

I Need You. CentrePasquArt, Kunthaus Centre d’art, Biel, Switzerland

2003

Gli Altri. Gas Art Gallery, Turin, Italy

Agrupémonos Todos (Come Rally). (Curated by Javier Gonzalez de Durana and Daniel Eguskiza), MARCO

Museum De Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Traveled to ARTIUM. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Imagenes de lo publico y lo privado. Galeria Moises Perez de Albeniz, Pamplona, Spain

Project Paradise. (Curated by Nina and Torsten Roemer). The Bunker in Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany

10th Annual Watermill Benefit 2003, Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York, USA

World Rehabilitation Fund spring into action Benefit Exhibition, Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, USA

Lucky Draw 2003. The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, USA

SITE Santa Fe 2003 Benefit Exhibition, Santa Fe, Mexico

Art for Life 2003. Estate of Russell Simmons, Easthampton, New York, USA

2002

The 12th City. XXV Bienal de São Paulo. Curated by Alfons Hug, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Nude in 20th Century Art. (Curated by Nils Ohlsen). Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden, Germany

20th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, Art in General, New York, USA

Public-Private: Crossing Boundaries in Contemporary Photography, Curated by Sean Ulmer

Sluffer Gallery, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Анн-Арбор, Michigan, USA

Art Downtown: New Photography, Curated by Richard Marshall. Wall Street Rising, New York, USA

New York in Texas, New Gallery, Dallas, USA

Sonic Matters, Sonic Kolaborations, Curated by Todd Alden. Alleged Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

30th Anniversary Exhibition. Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA

Flesh for Fantasy. Javogue & Ingalls Fine Art, Miami, USA

2001

New Acquisitions. The Dakis Joannou Foundation Collection, Deste Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Metamorphosis and Cloning. (Curated by Sandra Grant Marchand). Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The 1st Bienal de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Input, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany

I Love New York. I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

Bienal Fotonoviembre, Curated by Alicia Murrieta Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Obsessions. University Art Gallery San Diego (UCSD). Curated by Dan Fuller

Naked. (Curated by Murray Horne). Wood Street Galleries, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Beyond Origin. (Curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis). The Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece

Landscape. De Chiara Stewart Gallery, New York, USA

Benefit for the Association for Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (A.C.E.), Exit Art, New York, USA

White Columns 2001 Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, USA

Luminous Wonders of the Electronic World: New Langton Arts 17th Annual Auction. Curated by Robert Shimshack, New Langton Arts, Сан-Франциско, Калифорния, США

22nd Annual Benefit of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Лос-Анджелес, Калифорния, США

Cutting Edge (curated section) ARCO, Madrid, Spain; Art Forum Berlin, Берлин, Германия

2000

Dos Mil Anos Luz (2000 Light). (Curated by Angel de la Cruz). Instituto Oscar Dominguez De Arte

Contemporaneo IODAC. Канарские острова, Испания

Photographing Maine: 1850-2000, Maine Coast Artists, Рокпорт, Мэн

A Cuerpo. Galeria Luis Adelantado, Валенсия, Испания

Doctor’s of the World 10th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, Нью-Йорк, США

Take Home a Nude. New York Academy of Art, Нью-Йорк, США

Elbow Room: Manhattan’s Public Spaces in Recent Art. (Curated by Grady Turner). Kim Foster Gallery, Нью-Йорк, США

15th Parnu Film Festival, Пярну, Эстония

HBO Documentary Film Festival, Нью-Йорк, США

Newport Film Festival. Newport, Род-Айленд, США

1999

Back to Nature. Hales Gallery, London, Great Britain

Downtown Arts Festival, Curated by Simon Watson. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

The Martin Margulies Collection. University of South Florida, Miami, USA

Eksenter (Next Stop). Lofoten Arts Festival, Svolvaer, Norway

The Nude in Contemporary Art. (Curated by Harry Philbrick and Jessica Hough). The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, New York, USA

Artwalk NY. (Curated by Yvonne Force). The Puck Building, New York, USA

Road Show. (Curated by Mike Weiss). DFN Gallery, New York, USA

Move 3. New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA

The Coalition Against Censorship. The Warhol Foundation, New York, USA

1999

Benefit Exhibition. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

Benefit Exhibition. White Columns, New York, USA

Benefit Exhibition. Art in General, New York, USA

Rough Cut. Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. The American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA

1998

Unframed Phot., A Benefit for Community Research Initiative on AIDS (CRIA), LiebmanMagnan, New York, USA

Off the Hook. Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

Biography
Spencer Tunick is a contemporary American photographer whose unique practice centers around the nude, photographing massive crowds of nude people in complex performances. The author began his career in 1992, the number of those who posed did not exceed a dozen, but over time, in 2007, Tunick organized a shoot of more than 18,000 participants, who laid down nude in loosely organized rows, covering Mexico City’s Zocalo Square.

Spencer Tunick’s photographs seek to complicate purely erotic associations of the naked body. He photographs small and large groups of naked people in natural and urban landscapes, such as Times Square, the Dead Sea, the Sydney Opera House, and the beaches of Maui. The bodies extend into and upon the landscape like a substance. These group masses, which do not underscore sexuality, often become abstractions that challenge or reconfigure one's views of nudity and privacy. Tunick has said that his work is "about the freedom to own your body. The government does not own your body. It’s definitely the body being touched with the environment and the social order of things".

Spencer has and continues to make group installations/photographs elevating awareness of HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ rights, equality and climate change, among other issues. In recent years, the artist has turned to painting in order to highlight the ways the body is politicized.

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