Alex Da Corte


Alex Da Corte was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1980. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. Da Corte was most recently included in La Biennale di Venezia 2019, the international exhibition May You Live in Interesting Times curated by Ralph Rugoff; as well as the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. His most recent solo exhibition was held at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany (2018). Other recent solo exhibitions include Karma, New York (2018); Secession, Vienna, Austria; Art + Practice, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2016); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2015); and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014, together with Jayson Musson).

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Selected Solo Shows


“THE SUPƎRMAN,” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany


“Slow Graffiti,” Secession, Vienna, Austria

“Free Roses,” Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA


“50 Wigs,” Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark

“A Season In He'll,” Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA


“Le Miroir Vivant,” Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

“Die Hexe,” Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY


“Easternsports (with Jayson Musson),” ICA, Philadelphia, PA

“Delirium I,” David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


“Body Without Organs With Sean Fitzgerald,” Fjord, Philadelphia, PA

“1 O O O I S L A N D,” Joe Sheftl Gallery, New York, NY

“Fun Sponge,” ICA at MECA, Portland, ME

“BACON BREAST,” ARTSPEAK, Vancouver, Canada

“CAR WHORE,” Wake, Detroit, MI

“Dead Zone,” Nudashank, Baltimore, MD


“Candy Rain,” Joe Sheftel , New York, NY


“The Island Beautiful/Mortal Mirror,” Bodega/Extra Extra , Philadelphia, PA


“Activity #91,” Golden Age, Chicago


“The Death of All Things Beautiful,” Window on Broad, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia

Selected Group Shows


“May You Live In Interesting Times,” La Biennale di Venezia, Venice


“Double Takes: Historic and Contemporary Film + Video,” Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

“Carnegie International 57th Edition,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Warhol 1968,” Moderna Musett, Stockholm

“Collections,” Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon, France


“Dreamlands: Immersive Film and Cinema Since 1905,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


“Illumination,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

“Fire Under Snow,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

“The 5th of July,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA


“Taut Eye Tau,” Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon


“The New Beauty of Our Modern Life,” Higher Pictures, New York, NY

“Cardboard Lover,” American Contemporary, New York, NY


“As Is Wet Hoagie,” OKO Gallery, New York, NY


“Specifically Yours,” Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York, NY

“First Among Equals,” ICA, Philadelphia, PA


“That’s How We Escaped: Reflections on Warhol,” ICA, Philadelphia, PA

“New Skin for the Old Ceremony,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“SubStainability,” Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, TX


“Cellar Door: Front Room Series,” Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO


“Between Spaces,” PS1 MoMA, New York, NY


“Love Explosion,” Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“L'Autre,” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“This Is This,” ICA, Philadelphia, PA


“Turning Pages,” Whittier College, Whittier, CA



MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT


BFA in Printmaking/Fine Arts, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


Film/Animation and Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY


Barnstone Studios, Copley, PA


Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

Awards & Publications


Caldwell, Lusia, “Three Days At The Venice Biennale is Not Enough: A Report”, Whitehot Magazine, May 22, 2019

Eblen, Shannon, “Seeing the Past from the Future”, The New York Times, October, 23, 2019

“Fear Eats the Soul: Alex Da Corte in Conversation with Kevin Williamson”, Dazed, June 6, 2019

Schwendener, Martha, “Pittsburgh Report: Five Places for Healing Through Art”, The New York Times, January 2, 2019


Dafoe, Taylor, “The Carnegie International Wants You to Feel ‘Museum Joy’ Again, With Mr. Rogers, Vietnamese Coffee, and Its Own Past”, Artnet News, October 18, 2018

Hannon, Julie, “A Joyful Resistance”, Carnegie Magazine, Winter 2018

Kastner, Jeffery, “On Alex Da Corte”, Artforum, February 2018

May, Mikey, “Find The Devil In Gallery D At The Carnegie International”, Pittsburgh Magazine, October 13, 2018

Norton, Margot, “Alex Da Corte in conversation with Margot Norton”, Cura Magazine, October 15, 2018


Tell Me Something Good Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail, 2017

Canino, Gary, “Alex Da Corte On Scaling Your Art”, The Creative Independent, March 21, 2017

Jansen Charlotte, “Oscar Wilde Meets Wes Anderson In The Fantasy World Of Alex Da Corte”, Wallpaper, July 25, 2017

M.H. Miller, “An Artist Remakes A Film Classic- With Frankenstein’s Monster”, The New York Times, August 16, 2017

Marcus Ezra, “Artist Alex Da Corte Looks At The World Through The Eyes Of Eminem Circa 2001”, Interview Magazine, October 20, 2017

Eckardt Stephanie, “Eminem’s Comeback Has Stretched Over To The Art World Thanks To Alex Da Corte”, November 25, 2017


Louise Steiwer, “When Objects Disappoint”, Kunstkritikk, September 9, 2016

Bill Powers, Alex Da Corte Promises To Be Good, Muse

Brian Droitcour, “Coming Up Roses: Alex Da Corte at MASS MoCA”, Art in America, May 5, 2016

Stephanie Eckardt, “Frieze New York 2016: Alex Da Corte Soars Over the Fair”, W Magazine, May 4, 2016

Heather Corcoran, “Inside the Technicolor Dreamworld of Artist Alex Da Corte”, Dwell, April 20, 2016

Sebastian Smee, “Stuff and Nonsense in Spellbinding Show at MASS MoCA”, Boston Globe, April 8, 2016

Randy Kennedy, “Alex Da Corte’s ‘Free Roses’ Put His Eccentricities on View, New York Times, March 27, 2016

Beau Rutland, “Alex Da Core: Free Roses”, Art Forum, January 2016


“Pop Paradise”, Free Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2015

Russeth, Andrew, “Best in Show: Highlights at Art Basel,” June 6, 2015

Godfrey Larmon, Annie, “Openings,” Artforum, June 2015

Cat O’ Nine Tails, Document Journal, Spring/Summer 2015

“Interview with Alex Da Corte Devil Town,” ATP Diary, April 23, 2015

Alemani, Cecilia, “Alex Da Corte: Devil Town,” Mousse Magazine, vol 48, April 15, 2015 Earnest, Jarrett, “Alex Da Corte,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2, 2015

Smith, Roberta, “Alex Da Corte: ‘Die Hexe’,” New York Times, April 2nd, 2015

Laura McLean-Ferris, “Plastic Spiritualism and Nice Hair,” Flash Art Magazine, March/ April 2015

Leifheit, Matthew, “A Haunted Townhouse of Art Ghosts on New York’s Upper East Side,” Vice, March 2, 2015

Viveros-Faune, Christian, “Alex Da Corte’s Twisted Installation at Luxembourg and Dayan Channels Blue Velvet and Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Artnet, March 4, 2015 Ramenelli, David, “Alex Da Corte,” Artforum, March 2015

Mckinniss, Sam, “Alex Da Corte’s Haunt,” Interview Magazine, 2015

Ballard, Thea, “Inorganic Matter,” Modern Painters, February 2015

Shiffman, Allyson, “Arthouse Horror: Alex Da Corte Creates an Uptown Haunted House,” W Magazine, February 27, 2015

Martinez, Alanna, “Alex Da Corte’s Grandma Inspired his Upcoming “Haunted House” at Luxembourg and Dayan,” Observer, January 28, 2015


Shannon, Thor, “Present Tense,” Out of Order, Issue 4, Spring, 2014

Trezzi Nicola, “High and Low High to Low High Is Low,” The Room, Spring/Summer, 2014

Beautiful Genesis of a Retail Fantasy, Photographs by Alex Da Corte, Pin-Up Magazine, Summer 2014

The Artists’ Artists, Art Forum, December, 2014

Monnier Annette, Reviews: National, Art News, December 2014

Leifheit Matthew, Matte Yearbook, 2014


“Crossover Cameo,” Studio Summer/Fall, 2013

“Living the Dream,” Bullet, Winter, 2013

Vierkant Artie, “Conversation Starter,” Art Papers, July/August, 2013


Pew Fellowship in the Arts

Critics Picks,, May 2012

Fournier, Valerie, “Alex Da Corte” WAD Magazine, January 2012

Open Poem, text by Rachel Rose, images by Alex Da Corte, Publication Studio, 2012


Smith, Darcy, “Alex Da Corte” Block Magazine, Issue 25, November 2011

Gerwin, Daniel, Machete, Island Beautiful/Mortal Mirror Review, May 2011

Adbusters Magazine Issue 95, Volume 19 No. 3:The Philosophy Issue, cover image, p96, May/June 2011

Machete, Syrup on the Phone, Issue 12, Volume 2, October 2010

Nonemaker, Katherine, “Interview: Alex Da Corte” Open Lab Issue III, p 56, Jan 2011


Shia, Jonathan, “Sincerely L. Cohen,” Interview Magazine, pg. 59, Dec. 2010

Bollen, Christopher, “Alex Da Corte,” Interview magazine

V Magazine, The Sexy Body Issue No. 66, Fall Preview 2010, Works in Progress,

Possible Press, Vol 1 Issue 2, September 1, 2010

Abacadabra! K48 Magazine, Issue 8

Cornell, Lauren, Gioni, Massimiliano, and Hoptman, Laura, “Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory,” 2009,

New Museum and Phaidon Press.


Standish, Maude, Missbehave Magazine, June 1, 2009

Big Brother, Fanzine by William Pym & Alex Da Corte, Golden Age, Chicago

Foumberg, Jason, “Eye Exam: A Grolsch in my G-String”, New City Art, Chicago

McKinniss, Sam, Review, Big Red and Shiny, Issue 111, July 26

Garza, Evan J., Review, Art Papers, September/October


Gerstein, Julie, Dazed & Confused, pp.72 October

Edith Newhall, “One, two, many.” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2

Brau, Seth, Cool Hunting,, June 2, 2008

Redfern, Christine, “Pick up Artist,” Montreal Mirror, Vol. 23 Number 33

Newhall, Edith, “One, two, many,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 18, 2008


Swindle Magazine, Issue No. 9

Gerstein, Julie, “Alex Da Corte: This is This,” Philadelphia Weekly, Februaray 28, 2007

Cowan, Marcus, Nothing Magazine,, Issue No. 20

Vaughan, R.M., “Faux Naturel,” Canadian Art, September 15, 2007


Stern, Steven, “Liberal Arts,” New York Times, T Style Magazine: Travel, November 19, 2006

Anthem Magazine, Issue No. 14, FA 04

Ted Carey Award

Philth Magazine,

Graham, David, Declaring Independence, p.55

Eisman Travel Scholarship

Beautiful Decay, Issue E, p.42-43

Artist Residencies

Fabric Workshop & Museum Apprenticeship, Philadelphia, PA

University Of The Arts Residency Program, Philadelphia, PA

Smith College Artist In Residence Program, Northampton, MA

Public Collections

Moderna Museet

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Fondazione Prada

Aïshti Foundation

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon

Marciano Art Foundation


The West Collection