Pilar Corrias

Ken Okiishi

Ken Okiishi

Ken Okiishi
Curriculum Vitae

Born 1978 in Ames, Iowa, United States
Lives and works in New York and Berlin


A Model Childhood, Pilar Corrias, London – UK

A Model Childhood, Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles – US

Being and/or Time, Reena Spaulings, New York – US

Solar/Data/Matter: Sobreteixims i escultures, 1972, 1968, 2016, 1978, Fundació Gaspar, Barcelona – ES

Porous Feedback, Arbeiterkammer Wien, Vienna – AT
Gestures, data, feedback, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo – JP

Screen Presence, Projekt 25 / 25 / 25, Museum Ludwig, Cologne – DE
Eggleston und Andere, "reality bites", Mathew, Berlin – DE
Ken Okiishi, Reena Spaulings, New York – US

gesture/data, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
[List Projects] Ken Okiishi, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts – US
A Way Out As Hovering, (curated by Annie Godfrey Larmon), Rongwrong, Amsterdam – NL
The Very Quick of the Word, ( curated by Annie Godfrey Larmon), Hessel Museum of Art, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York – US

(Goodbye to), Take Ninagwawa, Tokyo – JP
Gino / Marcel Duchamp on Streeteasy.com, Mathew, Berlin – DE

Gino / "thinking about moving uptown" / Marcel Duchamp on StreetEasy.com, Alex Zachary, Frieze Art Fair: Frieze Frame, London – UK

(Goodbye to) Manhattan, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin – DE
(Goodbye to) Manhattan, Alex Zachary, New York – US

A Fair to Meddling Story, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart – DE (with Nick Mauss)
One Season in Hell, Upstairs at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York – US (with Nick Mauss)

E.lliotT.: Children of the New Age (screening), Evas Arche und der Feminist, Berlin – DE

The Good Luck Galleon (broadcast of “Telly and Casper”), Manhattan Neighborhood Network Television – US


Nick Mauss & Ken Okiishi, Mendes Wood DM (with Nick Mauss), Sao Paulo – BR

Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York – US (co-curated with Nick Mauss)

A Fair to Meddling Story, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart – DE (with Nick Mauss)
One Season in Hell, Upstairs at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York – US (with Nick Mauss)


The Vitalist Economy of Painting, Galerie Neu, Berlin - DE

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris - FR

PLEIN_ECRAN, La Station, Nice – FR
À la Présentation de la Collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner, Centre Pompidou, Paris – FR
Mixtape 2016, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver – CA
Performing Time, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai – CN

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York – US
Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as a Universalism, M Woods, Beijing – CN
RR ZZ, Gluck50, (curated by Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho), Milan – IT
Over you/you, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, (curated by Nicola Lees) – SI
Under the Clouds: From Paranoia to the Digital Sublime, Serralves Museum, Porto – PT
Second Chances, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen – US
The Tell-Tale Heart, Chi Art Space, K11 Foundation, Hong Kong – HK

Cut to Swipe, The Museum of Modern Art, New York – US
Galerie Neu at La Douane, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris – FR
The Material Image, (curated by Deb Singer), Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York – US
Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York – US
The Granite Block, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles – LA

Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel – DE
Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London – UK
Das Beste vom Besten: Vom riskanten Geschäft der Kunst [On the Risky Business of Art], Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf – DE
Love is still colder than capital, Mathew, Berlin – DE
Version Control, Arnolfini, Bristol – UK
Liebe ist Kälter als das Kapital [Love is Colder than Capital], Kunsthaus Bregenz – AT
Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York – US

Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and
interesting, and modern (curated by Tom Burr), Bortolami, New York – US
TCCA, NEW THEATER 2012-2013, APN Research, autoslides #1-3, shindisi home videos, the deleted scene, a fanzine as a museum /a museum as a fanzine, cut-out bin / apnegative, sci-fi sounds from the alienated kitchen, OOO &&& LLL, hc r 1, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland – CH
The Log-0-Rithmic, GAMeC, Bergamo – IT
Volcano Extravaganza, Stromboli, Aeolian Islands – IT
Films and Windows II, Mathew, Berlin – DE
“During the Second World War, a British sergeant piloting a Kittyhawk fighter plane disappeared in the Sahara Desert. Now employees of an oil company have come upon the plane's remains within the shifting Egyptian sands. To the joy of historians, the aircraft is astonishingly well-preserved and reveals a great deal about its pilot's fight for survival”: Heike-Karin Föll, Ken Okiishi, Robin Bruch, Peep-hole, Milan – IT
Relocated, MD 72, Berlin – DE

Grand Opening Part 1, Mathew, Berlin – DE
Perfect Man II, White Columns, New York – US
Books on Books, Swiss Institute, New York – US
Based in Berlin, Berlin – DE
Hasta Mañana, Greene Naftali, New York – US
Nobody Can Tell the Why of It, 1857, Oslo – NO
I don't know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow. I will
return with more info shortly..., IMO, Copenhagen – DK
Chris Kraus, Ken Okiishi, George Perec / Bernard Queysanne and friends, Herald St, London – UK
One is the loneliest number (with Nick Mauss), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia – US

In the Middle of Affairs (curated by Egija Inzule, Tobias Kaspar and Axel J. Wieder)
Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart – DE

Head-wig (Portrait of an exhibition), selected by Paulina Olowska, Camden Arts Centre
London – UK
Modernmodern, Chelsea Art Museum (curated by Pati Hertling), New York – US Gennariello, Balice Hertling, Paris – FR
Evas Arche und der Feminist, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis – US

One Season in Hell, MD72, Berlin – DE

When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York – US Between the Lines (curated by Nick Mauss), Daniel Reich temporary space at the Chelsea
Hotel, New York – US Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt (KünstlerInnen-Archiv) (curated by Caroline
Eggel and Christiane Rekade) Gormannstrasse/Mulackstrasse, Berlin – DE

Exile: New York is a Good Hotel (curated by Anke Kempkes), Broadway 1602, New York – US

Home (organized by Patterson Beckwith), American Fine Arts, Co. at P.H.A.G., New York – US
New Image Art, Los Angeles – US Nowojorskie Porno (curated by Monika Szczukowska), Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw – PL
Was ist in meiner Wohnung wenn ich nicht da bin? (Programm im Gästezimmer) (curated by Caroline Eggel and Christiane Rekade) Temporary project space, Berlin – DE

Now Playing, D’Amelio Terras, New York – US Listen Translate Translate Record (curated by Lanka Tattersall) Andrew Kreps Gallery, New
York – US
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York – US

Sharing Horizons That Are New to Us, Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union School of Art, New York – US Coal By Any Other Name: The Journey Towards The Good Taste (compiled and set on stage by Syntax, Early Century Unrest & The Society Of Control” a.k.a. Stephen Dillemuth)
American Fine Arts, Co., Colin de Land Fine Art, New York – US

The Anita Pallenberg Story (Video by Laura Cottingham and Leslie Singer, with production still photographs by Aaron Cobbett, Laura Cottingham, Rainer Ganahl, Lucas Michael, Chuck Nanney and Ken Okiishi), Postmasters, New York – US


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, BFA


The Magazine Sessions 2016 (Emily Sundblad’s Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches Part II featuring Juliana Huxtable and Ken Okiishi), Serpentine Gallery, London – UK

Artists' Film Biennial, ICA (curated screening of works by Leslie Singer & Cecilia Dougherty and Loretta Fahrenholz), London – UK
Who Cares if it's Painting?, panel discussion organised in conjunction with Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010 (with Frances Stark, Carroll Dunham, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ken Okiishi, and Glenn Ligon), The Museum of Modern Art (moderated by Kathy Halbreich), New York – US

The Sixth Year, Anthology Film Archives (produced by Ludlow 38, New York), New York – US
Artists' Film Club, ICA, London – UK
Pride Goes Before a Fall: Beware of a Holy Whore: an exhibition in two acts, Artists Space, New York – US
(Goodbye to) Manhattan, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg – DE
Telly & Casper / The Deleted Scene, Artists Space Books and Talks, New York – US
El Mundo, Haunted Houses Projects, White Columns & Rainer Ganahl present: Classical Music Concert at El Mundo Third Avenue Theater, El Mundo – All Brand Name, 1852 Third Avenue, New York – US
Domino, I ate it, (with Emily Sundblad), L'Archiduc (organised by Galerie VidalCuglietta), Brussels – BE

Corrected Slogans (A Publication in Four Acts)—Act 1: Poems for America—À Rebours, Triple Canopy (Aaron Kunin in conversation with Ken Okiishi, moderated by Katie Raissian), Brooklyn, New York – US [podcast: http://canopycanopycanopy.com/podcasts/38-poems-for-america-part-1]
Volcano Extravaganza (with Emily Sundblad), Stromboli, Aeolian Islands – IT
A Hanging at TIMES, TIMES e.V. für Kunst und Kultur, Neukölln, Berlin – DE
Golem, Hamburg – DE

(Goodbye to) Manhattan, Anthology Film Archives, New York – US

Harpsichord concert, Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin – DE

Circular File Channel: Episode 2005 (2009), Performa 09, New York – US
Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be, (performance series curated by Sharon Hayes and Brook O'Harra) La Mama E.T.C., New York – US

Manhattan soundtrack, Evas Arche und der Feminist, New York – US
Vorstellungsklavier (version 3), Ludlow 38, New York – US

Vorstellungsklavier (version 2), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart – DE
Vorstellungsklavier (version 1), Upstairs at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York – US

E.lliotT.: Children of the New Age (screening), Evas Arche und der Feminist, Berlin – DE

The Good Luck Galleon (broadcast of “Telly and Casper”), Manhattan Neighborhood Network Television – US



Ribas, João, Under the Clouds: From Paranoia to the Digital Sublime, Serralves Museum, Porto   
Singer, Deb, The Material Image [exhibition catalogue], New York, Marianne Boesky

Ken Okiishi, Annie Godrey Larmon, Alise Upitis, The Very Quick of the Word, Sternberg Press
Whitney Biennial 2014 [exhibition catalogue], Yale / Whitney Museum of American Art, New York             

Ken Okiishi and Annie Godfrey Larmon, [DRAFT] A Way Out as Hovering: Congestion and Porosity in the Work of Ken Okiishi, New York: Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies

Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism, New York: Triple Canopy

Based in Berlin [exhibition catalogue], Berlin: König

Hertling, Pati, Stefan Kalmar, Ariane Müller, Jan Verwoert, modern modern, New York/Berlin: Chelsea Art Museum/Starship

A Fair to Meddling Story. With Nick Mauss and Jill Johnston. Zürich: JRP Ringier

One Season in Hell. With Nick Mauss. New York: Gavin Brown's Enterprise


Citizenship, Texte Zur Kunst, December “The Canon,” p. 124.
"Painting Paintings," [essay on Joan Mitchell] in Joan Mitchell: Retrospective: Her Life and Paintings, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, pp. 39-49
Light Repairs: A Roundtable on the Restoration of Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals, with Yve-Alain Bois, Harry Cooper, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Ken Okiishi, R.H. Quaytman, David Reed, Jeffrey Weiss and Michelle Kuo, Artforum, Summer 2015, pp. 290–299, 380, 382, 384
Time as Material: Joan Jonas, Ken Okiishi, Lucy Raven, Jennifer West, Mousse 47, February 2015, pp. 222-233
Critics Page, curated by Barbara London, "Tools and Contemporary Art," Ken Okiishi, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2015, http://www.brooklynrail.org/2015/03/criticspage/ken-okiishi

Carlo Scarpa, Artforum, November
"Live from Harlem," in El Mundo: A Classical Music Concert, Booklet/LP, Mousse/Villa Merkel/White     Columns/ Haunted House Projects
 "Ei Arakawa interviewed by Ken Okiishi about his participation in the UNITED MileagePlus Program,"     Wandering No. 2

“Best of 2012: Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years,” Artforum, December, pp. 222-225
“Sun Photographs: Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss reflect on Zoe Leonard’s Sun Photographs,” MAP, http://mapmagazine.co.uk/9611/ken-okiishi-nick-mauss-zoe-leonards-sun-photograph/
“Ken Okiishi on Forrest Bess,” Artforum, May, pp. 89-92
“The Threat of the Provincial [Le menace du provincial],” May, No. 8 (February), pp. 16 - 37

“Fancy Feast: Ken Okiishi on The Leopard at Des Artistes,” Artforum, November, pp. 107-108

“Artists’ Artists,” Artforum, December

"On Georges Perec's 'Un homme qui dort'," Bidoun, No. 14 (Spring/Summer)
"If/Then: Carey Young," [review] Bidoun, No. 14 (Spring/Summer)      
"Top Ten," [with Nick Mauss] Artforum, March

"K/L/M/N/O/P: a conversation," Noël sur le balcon / HOLD THE COLOR. with Nick Mauss, LucyMcKenzie and Paulina Olowska, Ed. Jan Seewald and Stephan Urbaschek.  Munich: Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz.  pp. 64-112
"Documenta 12," [review] Bidoun, No. 12 (Fall)

"Never Forget to Remember: On Disaster and Tourism," Bidoun, No. 7, pp. 71

“How Raël taught me how to meet the aliens,” K48: “Kult 48,” No. 4, pp. 11-13


"Ken Okiishi," The New Yorker, March 6, pp. 18
Schwendener, Martha, “Ken Okiishi,” New York Times, February 16

Bell, Kirsty, “Recalibrating the Eye. Ken Okiishi and Kirsty Bell in Conversation,” Camera Austria International, Issue #134, 2016 2015
Bacon, Alex, “Surface, Image, Reception: Painting in a Digital Age,” Rhizome May 24.
Henry, Max, “Ken Okiishi 'Porous Feedback'” Spike Art Quarterly No. 47

Maerkle, Andrew, “AB/EX/AMB/OM,” ART iT, November 6
“Artist Pick Up: Ken Okiishi,” Bijutsu Techo, November Issue, pp. 132-135
Wilk, Elvia, "Ken Okiishi," Art in America, February 28, http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ken-okiishi/

Smith, Roberta, "Ken Okiishi: Reena Spaulings Fine Art," New York Times, March 13
Nagy, Jeff, "Ken Okiishi," Artforum, Summer 2014
Pollack, Maika, "Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010, The Museum of Modern Art," Gallerist NY, April 16, http://galleristny.com/2014/04/alibis-sigmar-polke-1963-2010-at-the-museum-of-modern-art/
Roben, Scott, "PICKS: Ken Okiishi," Artforum.com
Howe, David Everitt, "Everywhere at Once: Ken Okiishi: painting in the age of Instagram," Frieze        Magazine, April 2014
Pollack, Maika, "Ken Okiishi," Interview Magazine, March 2014
Doran, Ann, "Ken Okiishi," TimeOut New York, March 10, 2014

Cotter, Holland, “Frozen Lakes,” New York Times, February 21
Fiske, Courtney, "Frozen Lakes," http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/frozen-lakes/
Russeth, Andrew, “New York Artists Now,” GalleristNY, http://galleristny.com/2013-in-2033/
Russeth, Andrew, “’Frozen Lakes’ at Artsits Space,” GalleristNY, January 29, http://galleristny.com/2013/01/frozen-lakes-at-artists-space/

McGovern, Fionna, “Roto-Zebra-Reliefs,” Annual Magazine (Paris), pp. 49-51
McGovern, Fiona, “Roto-Zebra-Reliefs,” Texte zur Kunst, pp. 204-206
Stakemeier, Kerstin, Artforum.com [review]
Smith, Roberta, “Looking Back / The 6th White Columns Annual—Selected by Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss,” The New York Times, February 10
Wilson, Michael, “Looking Back: The 6th White Columns Annual,” Artforum, April
“Looking Back,” The New Yorker, January 17
Heinrich, Will, “The End of the Beginning: Looking Back/The White Columns Annual,” The New York Observer, January 16

Trembley, Nicolas, “Happy Galleries,” Numéro, December 2011 – January 2012, pp. 52
Holmqvist, Karl, “(Goodbye to) Manhattan,” May, No. 7, October, pp. 118-124
Russeth, Andrew, “In Artforum, Artist Ken Okiishi Becomes a Restaurant Critic,” GalleristNY, October 25, http://www.galleristny.com/2011/10/in-artforum-artist-ken-okiishi-becomes-a-restaurant-critic/
Mcgarry, Kevin, “Frieze Frame: Ken Okiishi’s Manhattan Transfer,” T Magazine (The New York Times Style Magazine), October 18
“Frieze hopes for a fair wind,” The Independent, October 13

Cotter, Holland, “PERFECT MAN II,” New York Times, October 7
Rutland, Beau, “Hasta Mañana,” Artforum, October, pp. 341
“Hasta Mañana,” Time Out New York, July 14-20, pp. 38
Røed, Kjetil, “Nobody Can Tell the Why of It,” Aftenposten, May 2011 
 Nordby Wernø, Johanne, “Nobody Can Tell the Why of It” Artforum.com / Critics Pick             http://www.artforum.com/picks/id=28611&view=print#
“Nobody Can Tell the Why of It’ at 1857, Oslo,” Mousse Magazine Blog, June 14,                   http://www.moussemagazine.it/blog/?p=11471
Haraldseth, Geri,“NOBODY CAN TELL THE WHY OF IT Curated by Esperanza Rosales at 1857,   Oslo,” Kaleidoscope Blog, http://kaleidoscopeoffice.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/nobody-can-tell-the-        why-of-it-curated-by-esperanza-rosales-at-1857-oslo-27-05-14-08-2011-by-geir-haraldseth/
Lewis, David, “Neverland,” Mousse 26, December 2010/January 2011, pp. 190-195.

Camblin, Victoria, “Ken Okiishi,”
Artforum.com / Critics Pick http://artforum.com/picks/section=de&mode=past
DAS INSTITUT, “Top Ten,” Artforum, April, pp.95
“Ken Okiishi,” The New Yorker, March 8           
Sanchez, Michael, “From the Inside Out: Ken Okiishi,” Art in America, February 17,                                          http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/conversations/2010-02-17/from-the-inside-out-                 ken-okiishi/
Rosenberg, Karen, “Art in Review,” New York Times, Feb 5, pp. C27

Geldard, Rebecca, "Head-wig. (Portrait of an Exhibition) Selected by Paulina Olowska," Art Review,    December, pp. 116
Charlesworth, JJ, "Head-wig (Portrait of an Exhibition)," Time Out London, Oct. 30,             http://www.timeout.com/london/art/event/161691/head-wig-portrait-of-an-exhibition
Eichler, Dominic,  "How do these things touch each other?" Mousse, September-October, pp. 41-45
Stillpass, Zoe, "Gennariello. Balice Hertling--Paris," Flash Art, May-June 2009, pp. 130
Lewis, David,  "Gennariello," Artforum.com / Critics Picks, March 20,     http://www.artforum.com/archive/id=22292

Wolin, Joseph, "Ken Okiishi & Nick Mauss," Modern Painters, December  2008 /January 2009, pp.62-63

Zerweck, Dietholf, "Realität mit Fragezeichen," Esslinger Zeitung, Oct 19
Leisten, Georg, "Ein blutrotes Fragezeichen," Stuttgarter Zeitung, Nov 6
Schacher, Marko, "Austellung als Schnitzeljagd," Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 9 Nov. listing, film    screening of Georges Perec and Bernard Queysanne's Un Homme Qui Dort for the end of the    Künstlerhaus exhibition, Stuttgarter Nichrichten, Nov 24

Cotter, Holland.  "Between the Lines," New York Times, March 24
Armetta, Amoreen, "Out of the Box," art on paper, September-October, pp. 36-37

Cotter, Holland.  "Exile in New York is a Good Hotel," New York Times, August 5

“Happenings: Home Economics” New York Magazine, August 9, pp. 82 and 84