Barbara Kruger, Twelve, 2004, four-channel video installation

Barbara Kruger - Professor

Kruger, internationally known for her distinctive image and text pieces, has been active in a range of fields, including video and audio installation, photography, sculpture, architecture, and graphic design as well as in critical writing, curatorship, and various forms of public advocacy. In 2005, Kruger was included in The Experience of Art at the Venice Biennale and was the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

Since 1974, Kruger has had 48 solo exhibitions in galleries including Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Gagosian, Los Angeles; Galerie Spruth Magers, Munich; and Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; as well as such high-profile art institutions as Artists' Space, Franklin Furnace; and PS1 in New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford; the University Art Museum, Berkeley; the National Art Gallery of New Zealand; the Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble; and in 1999, a large-scale retrospective originating at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and continuing to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Group exhibition venues include the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, all in New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Banff Art Center; the New Museum, New York; the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vienna; the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art; the Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Musée Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard; and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Most recently, Kruger created installations for the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and the Price Center at the University of California, San Diego.


E-mail: bkruger@arts.ucla.edu