Alex Da Corte

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Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden, NJ) is a Venezuelan-American artist. He received a BFA in printmaking from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a MFA in sculpture from the Yale University School of Art, New Haven. Institutional exhibition highlights include the monographic 20-year survey Mr. Remember at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2022–23); the Whitney Biennial Quiet as It’s Kept (2022); the Roof Garden Commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2021); the Biennale di Venezia May You Live in Interesting Times, Venice (2019); the 57th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2019); and solo exhibitions at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2018); Secession, Vienna (2016); Art + Practice, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2016); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2015); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014, together with Jayson Musson). Da Corte lives and works in Philadelphia.


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Selected Solo Shows

2022

“Mr. Remember,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

“ROY G BIV,” Luma Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland

2021

“American Speech,” Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

“As Long As The Sun Lasts,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Roof Garden Commission, New York, NY

2020

“Helter Shelter or The Red Show! or...,” Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

“Rubber Pencil Devil,” Prada Rong Zhai, Shanghai, China

2018

“THE SUPƎRMAN,” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany

2017

“Slow Graffiti,” Secession, Vienna, Austria

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

2016

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

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

2015

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

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

2014

“Easternsports,” with Jayson Musson, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

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

2013

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

“I O O O I S L A N D,” Joe Sheftel 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

2012

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

2011

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

2009

“Activity #91,” Golden Age, Chicago, IL

2005

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

Selected Group Shows

2022

“Wild Strawberries,” 125 Newbury, New York, NY

“In the Line of Flight, For Possible Worlds,” Deji Art Museum, Nanjing, China

“The Dreamers: An Echoing film screenings: Blue Moon, 2017,” Basement Roma, Rome, Italy

“Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It's Kept,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

“REPEATER,” Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

2021

“Super Fusion: 2021 Chengdu Biennale,” Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art and Tianfu Gallery, Chengdu, China

“Home Life,” Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY

“A Question of Taste,” Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

“New Grit: Art & Philly Now,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

“THE DREAMERS,” 58th October Salon, Belgrade Biennale, The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

2020

“Come and See: An Exercise in Description in the Absence of the Originals,” Luxembourg & Dayan, London, UK

“Topologies of the Real,” Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde,” University of Arts, Philadelphia

“Citizenship: A Practice of Society,” Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO

“For a Dreamer of Houses,” Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

2019

“The Ancient History of the Distant Future,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

“Garland,” Treignac Projet, Treignac, France

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

“My Head Is a Haunted House,” Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

“The Mushroom Show,” SARDINE, New York, NY

“The Other Apartment,” The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA, and Sazmanab, Tehran, Iran

“When the Whirlwind Begins,” The Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, Richmond, VA

2018

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

“57th Carnegie International,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

“Warhol 1968,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

“Collections,” Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

2017

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

2016

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

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

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

2015

“Taut Eye Tau,” Biennale de Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

2014

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

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

2013

“As Is Wet Hoagie,” OKO, New York, NY

2012

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

“First Among Equals,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011

“The Unlimited Plan,” with Kate Levant, Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, NY

“That’s How We Escaped: Reflections on Warhol,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

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

“This Is This,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2005

“Turning Pages,” Whittier College, Whittier, CA

Education

2010

MFA in Sculpture, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2004

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

2001

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

1999

Barnstone Studios, Copley, PA

1998

Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

Publications

2022

Seeberg, Mathias Ussing, Alex Da Corte, Bruce Hainley, Derek McCormack, Delia Solomons, and Steven Zultanski. Mr. Remember. Lærke Rydal Jørgensen, Mathias Ussing Seeberg, William Pym, eds. Humlebæk: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Breslin, David and Adrienne Edwards, eds. Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art

Da Corte, Alex. Rubber Pencil Devil. New York: American Art Catalogues

Gavin, Francesca. Rough Version: The NTS Interviews. Copenhagen: At Last Books

James, Jamillah. Rubber Pencil Devil. Copenhagen: At Last Books

2021

Burkeman, DB. Art Sleeves: Album Covers by Artists. New York: Rizzoli

Cattelan, Maurizio, Marta Papini, and Michele Robecchi. Index. Venice: Marsilio Editori

Jhaveri, Shanay, Jack Halberstam, and Alex Da Corte. Alex Da Corte: As Long as the Sun Lasts, The Roof Garden Commission. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Brainard, Joe, and Alex Da Corte. Paintings. New York: American Art Catalogues

Da Corte, Alex. Smiles. New York: American Art Catalogues

Da Corte, Alex, and David Breslin. Rubber Pencil Devil. New York: American Art Catalogues

2020

Als, Hilton, Charlie Fox, Martine Syms, William Pym, and Moitz Wesseler. Alex Da Corte: TRUE LIFE. Claus Due and William Pym, eds. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Burkeman, DB and Rich Browd. The Sm:)e Book. New York: Amazing Escapes

2019

Da Corte, Alex, John Canemaker, and Tausif Noor. Marigolds. New York: Karma

Da Corte, Alex, and Kevin Williamson. Rubber Pencil Devil. New York: Karma

Rugoff, Ralph, and Mary Richards, eds. May You Live in Interesting Times: Biennale Arte 2019. Venice: La Biennale di Venezia

2018

Da Corte, Alex, and Sam McKinniss. C-A-T Spells Murder. New York: Karma

Pym, William. That Way. Copenhagen: At Last Books

Schaffner, Ingrid, and Liz Park, eds. Carnegie International, 57th Edition. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art

2017

Da Corte, Alex, Sam McKinniss, Kim Nguyen, William Pym, Lior Zilberstein, and Michael Bank Christoffersen. Alex Da Corte: 50 Wigs. Herning, Denmark: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art

Earnest, Jarrett, and Lucas Zwirner, eds. Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from the Brooklyn Rail. New York: David Zwirner Books

Hainley, Bruce, Alex Da Corte, and Bob Nickas. Alex Da Corte: Slow Graffiti, 2 Vols. Berlin: Revolver Publishing

2016

Da Corte, Alex. A Man Full of Trouble. New York: Karma

Cross, Susan, Annie Godfrey Larmon, and William Pym. Alex Da Corte: Free Roses. Alex Da Corte and Susan Cross, eds. North Adams: Mass MoCA; Munich: DelMonico Books

Da Corte, Alex, and Jayson Musson. Easternsports. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art

2015

Pym, William. Alex Da Corte: Die Hexe. New York: Luxembourg & Dayan

2014

Leifheit, Matthew. Matte Yearbook 2014. New York: Matte Magazine

2013

Fuller, Daniel. Alex Da Corte: Fun Sponge. Portland, ME: Publication Studio

Klein, Alex, and Kate Kraczon, eds. First Among Equals. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

2012

Rose, Rachel, and Alex Da Corte. Open Poem. Portland, OR: Publication Studio

2011

Nguyen, Kim, J.J. Kegan McFadden, and Hope Peterson. Haven’t we been here before? Winnipeg: Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts

2009

Da Corte, Alex, and William Pym. Big Brother. Chicago: Golden Age

Cornell, Lauren, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman, eds. Younger than Jesus Artist Directory: The Essential Handbook to a New Generation of Artists. New York: New Museum; London: Phaidon

2007

Alex Da Corte: I Think About You All of the Time. Montreal: Parisian Laundry

2004

Graham, David. Declaring Independence. Saint Paul: Pond Press

Press

2019

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

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

Williamson, Kevin, and Alex Da Corte, “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

2018

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., October 15, 2018

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

Miller, M.H., “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”, W Magazine, November 25, 2017

2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rutland, Beau, “Alex Da Corte: Free Roses”, Artforum, January 2016

2015

Formichetti, Nicola, and Alex Da Corte, “Pop Paradise”, Free Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2015

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

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

Elms, Anthony, “Cat O’ Nine Tails”, Document Journal, Spring/Summer 2015

Bordignon, Elena, “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’”, The New York Times, April 2nd, 2015

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

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

Viveros-Fauné, Christian, “Alex Da Corte’s Twisted Installation at Luxembourg & Dayan Channels Blue Velvet and Pee Wee’s Playhouse", Artnet, March 4, 2015

Rimanelli, David, “Alex Da Corte”, Artforum, March 2015

Mckinniss, Sam, “Alex Da Corte’s Haunt”, Interview Magazine, March 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 & Dayan”, Observer, January 28, 2015

2014

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

Da Corte, Alex, "Beautiful Genesis of a Retail Fantasy”, Photography portfolio, Pin-Up Magazine, Summer 2014

“The Artists’ Artists”, Artforum, December 2014

Monnier Annette, ARTnews, December 2014

Leifheit, Matthew, Matte Yearbook, 2014

2013

“Crossover Cameo”, Studio, Summer/Fall, 2013

“Living the Dream”, Bullet, Winter, 2013

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

2012

Winant, Carmen, Critics’ Picks, Artforum.com, May 25, 2012

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

2011

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

Gerwin, Daniel, Machete, May 2011

Da Corte, Alex, Adbusters Volume 19 No. 3, “The Philosophy Issue”, cover image, May/June 2011

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

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

2010

Shia, Jonathan, “Sincerely L. Cohen”, Interview Magazine, December 2010

Bollen, Christopher, “Alex Da Corte”, Interview Magazine, March 2010

V Magazine, “The Sexy Body Issue”, No. 66, Fall Preview 2010

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

2009

Standish, Maude, Missbehave Magazine, June 1, 2009

Foumberg, Jason, “Eye Exam: A Grolsch in my G-String”, New City Art, December 21, 2009

McKinniss, Sam, review, Big Red and Shiny, Issue 111, July 26, 2009

Garza, Evan J., review, Art Papers, September/October 2009

2008

Gerstein, Julie, Dazed & Confused, October 2008

Newhall, Edith, “One, two, many.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2, 2008

Public Collections

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

Aïshti Foundation, Jal El Dib, Lebanon

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

TPG/P&A, Philadelphia, PA

The West Collection, Philadelphia, PA