Nan Goldin


As a teenager in Boston in the 1960s, then in New York starting in the 1970s, Nan Goldin has taken intensely personal, spontaneous, sexual, and transgressive photographs of her family, friends, and lovers. In 1979 she presented her first slideshow in a New York nightclub, and her richly colored, snapshot like photographs were soon heralded as a groundbreaking contribution to fine art photography. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency—the name she gave her ever-evolving show—eventually grew into a forty-five-minute multimedia presentation of more than 900 photographs, accompanied by a musical soundtrack.

Goldin first exhibited at Matthew Marks Gallery in 1992. Her work has been the subject of two major touring retrospectives: one organized in 1996 by the Whitney Museum of American Art and another, in 2001, by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Recent exhibitions include the slide and video presentation Sisters, Saints & Sybils at La Chapelle de la Salpêtrière, Paris, contributions to the 40th Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2009, and Goldin's Scopophilia exhibition that was part of Patrice Chéreau's special 2011 program at the Louvre. Goldin was admitted to the French Legion of Honor in 2006 and received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in 2007. In 2012 The Macdowell Colony awarded Goldin the Edward Macdowell Medal for her enduring vision and creativity. Also in 2012, The Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro mounted an exhibition of Goldin’s work. Goldin lives and works in Paris and New York.


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Biography
Bibliography
Museum Exhibitions
Living Room
Tate Liverpool
Liverpool, UK
Nov 1, 2014 - Sep 9, 2015
America Is Hard to See
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
May 1 - Sep 27, 2015
Tongues Untied
Museum of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 6 - Sep 13, 2015

Nan Goldin
Kestnergesellschaft
Hannover, Germany
Jun 19 - Sep 27, 2015
When There Is Hope
Hamburger Kunsthalle
Hamburg, Germany
Jun 19 - Sep 13, 2015
In Appreciation: Gifts in Honor of Anne Wilkes Tucker
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX
Jun 23 - Oct 11, 2015

Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the Met Collection
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Aug 10, 2015 - Jan 18, 2016
What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Dublin, Ireland
Sep 12, 2015 - Feb 7, 2016
Art AIDS America
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA
Oct 3, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016